This week on Create with Connie and Mary we are having a “Tropical Party”!  Every day during this week the team has created a project using the items that coordinate with the tropical set, die and paper!  Mary found the footnote flip flops at a local store and just KNEW they would be PERFECT for a special project!  And since we just HAD to do something with them…we are sharing them with YOU!

Today is my day to give away Blog Candy on my blog so I have created a little Tropical Treat project to share with you.

I made these little treats for all of my friends at our STARZ retreat this past weekend.  I filled 1×8 clear bags with rainbow skittles!  Don’t they match the colors in our new Island Oasis paper just perfectly?

I made a tag to tie to the top of each treat by first punching a 1-3/4″ circle from Tempting Turquoise card stock.  Then I stamped the palm tree and coconut image on Whisper White card stock.  The palm tree is inked with Stampin’ Write Markers – Chocolate Chip for the tree trunk and Old Olive for the leaves.  The coconut is stamped in Chocolate Chip ink and then I used my markers to color in the straw and the umbrella.  I cut both of these out – the palm tree is attached flat with snail and the coconut is attached with a dimensional.  And I did stamp the word “friends” on each one.  That stamp comes from the Tiny Tags stamp set.  Last punch a 1/8″ hole in the top of the tag and tie it around the top of the bag with some white crochet thread.

Besides the cutting out these are quick and easy little treats.

So now are you ready to hear about the BLOG CANDY?  All the details are below.  Today leave a comment here on THIS BLOG POST THAT YOU ARE READING (click in the bottom right corner where it says comments) – yep this one right here for a chance to win one of two of these cute little flip flop note pads.  Mary decorated them with foam cut out using the new Island Floral die.

Leave a comment on the blogs below on the given day and be entered into the drawings to win one!  Each of us have two to give away.  Would you like some ADDITIONAL CHANCES TO WIN?  Well…I’m guessing YES!  SUBSCRIBE  to Create with Connie and Mary during THIS WEEK and be entered into ANOTHER drawing to win one of TWO that we are giving to just our NEW subscribers this week.  Already a subscriber and want another chance to win?  Participate in the sketch challenge that we posted this past Saturday and two lucky challenge participants will have the opportunity to WIN!  Here’s the schedule…

Monday – Mary Brown – Stampercamper’s Corner
Tuesday – Connie Babbert – Inkspired Treasures
Wednesday – Kerin Slyvester – Stamps, Paper, Glitter!
Thursday – Monika Davis – Stamping Together at Monika’s Place

New Subscribers – May 3-7

Challenge participants – May 1-7

So…what are you waiting for?  Visit the blogs on the days above and leave a comment.  Go to the Create with Connie and Mary site and JOIN this week and be entered to win.  THEN…for all subscribers, participate in this week’s challenge for still ANOTHER chance to win!  Easy as can be!  We hope we can send one of these cute flip flops to YOU!

Winners will be announced for everything on Saturday, May 8th.  To find out if you are a WINNER…you need to check the Create with Connie and Mary site no later than Friday, May 14th and send us your mailing address.  Good Luck!