Welcome to Creative Connections!

Creative Connections was born out of a group of my friends gathering together to make cards. We put our love for our family and friends into action by making cards for all occasions to celebrate the events of our lives.

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Male Birthday Cards

Dad Kinney turned 80 on September 6.

My son, Nate, turned 24 on September 9.
Male theme cards can be a challenge. I have had these papers for a long time, so I can't tell you who the DP is from. I used Birthday Cakes cartridge for the sentiment. scroll, and year.

More Cards from Stampin' Up Christmas workshop



I had a little less than two hours to put these cards together. I love these designs! Which stamp set to order is the decision....hmmm...I want them all! 

Birthday Lunch at 9 East Coffee with Girlfriends

We had so much fun at 9 East Coffee celebrating my birthday! Owner Brenda Myers  picked up on the day and crowned me and gave me some delicious strawberry pie. Deb Hartman, Kathy Knodle, Gerry Reed, and I had some  crazy laughs that afternoon!

Stampin' Up Christmas Workshop

I attended a Stampin' Up Christmas workshop on 9/25 and came home with a wonderful collection of cards for my upcoming workshops. I decided to become a SU consultant because I was frustrated by paper, ribbon, ink, markers, etc. that don't match when designing cards. SU to the rescue! Here are the cards...let me know which ones you like, so I can order stamp sets so we can make these awesome cards!

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Birthday Blessings!

This is a cut from my first Cricut cartridge, George & Basic Shapes. I love the special cuts I can make with my Cricut! 

Isabelle's 4th Birthday!

My granddaughter Isabelle Millward turned 4 in May! She is a doll and wanted a 'Princess' birthday so I had to make her this Birthday Princess card from the Birthday Cakes cartridge from Cricut Cake.

Tea Light Birthday Cake

I saw this on Splitcoaststampers and had to make one. It's cute and there are no calories but lots of wishes for a Happy Birthday! 

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Kinney 61st Wedding Anniversary

My in-laws, Delmonte and Norma Kinnney celebrated their 61st wedding anniversary on February 12. What a milestone to experience with family all around. I made a card with the diamond theme which is the 60th anniversary theme. Silhouette die cut machine was used for the butterflies, scroll frame, and the lettering.

Friday, August 21, 2009

Westward Ho!

Dell and I had planned a trip out West for July 26-August 5. We invited Dell's parents to come with and we had a wonderful trip. This is a picture of the castle at Glen Eyrie began as the estate of William Jackson Palmer, founder of several railroads and the city of Colorado Springs. This was Dell's 10th trip to Glen Eyrie, which means "the Eagles' Nest". There has been an eagle's nest at Glen Eyrie for about 100 years. We also saw big horned sheep. Such an amazing creature!

Bridal Shower Card

I learned a new technique from Splitcoaststampers called the recessed card. It's simple but makes a neat card, tutorial here. My son Nate is marrying Kwynn Shianna on October 10, 2009 and she has three bridal showers so I am making her cards for each one. Once the square area was recessed I felt I needed to add some pearls to the edge. The wedding colors are black, white, and with a brilliant blue which is why the card is black and white.

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

July Wedding Flowers

I offered to make wedding bouquets and boutonierres for our friends' wedding on July 25. The bride gave me garlands of flowers from a previous wedding. I was able to make 20 floral ring centerpieces to go around a cylinder vase with votive candles. I was happy to find out she really liked the designs. Congratulations to Ellen & Huey!

Saturday, June 20, 2009

Mom's Flowers

My mother's flowers - Alums, the large purple flowering ball are such a dramatic flower. I never developed the green thumb my mom has. She has many other varieties but I think these might be her favorite. She can grow just about anything!

The Meaning of Christmas