Watt? Merry and Bright

I’m hoping its a happy Thursday to you wherever you are reading this from. Here, in Texas, in the land of pears, it’s a bit of mayhem as people prepare for the approaching storm, Harvey. Living on the gulf coast during these times is never easy and the weather is rarely predicted correctly.

So, let’s get our minds onto something fun – creating! We have a new challenge at Create with Connie and Mary 

Super terrific layout!!! I used it this weekend at my August Card Buffet and designed this –

Yes, others saw it before you did. And, they liked loved it!

It’s very striking and rather cute! The lightbulb?? Really? Adorable! The Sunburst Punch behind it looks like its glowing in a cutesy way.

And, if you saw Wednesdays post, you saw that I used the exact same designer series papers creating a different card.

Since the card was rather popular this weekend with supply purchases, I figured I’d show another idea or two using the same elements, but, in a different way. Kind of nice, right?

Check out the other Design Team cards on the Create with Connie and Mary blog. After we’ve inspired you, post a card on our Facebook page.

Supplies –

  • Stamp Set – Watts of Occasions
  • Card Stock – Garden Green, Cherry Cobbler
  • Ink – Cherry Cobbler, Black Memento
  • DSP – Be Merry
  • Punches – Starburst
  • Other – Gold Wink of Stella
Happy Stampin’
Libby

I’m also part of the Create with Connie and Mary Design Team! Our most recent August Session is now available for purchase. Here is a peek of the projects –

AUGUST, we are featuring –

  • Coffee Cafe Bundle
  • Ribbon of Courage
  • Feathery Friends
  • You Move Me Bundle
  • Pieces & Patterns (I designed this one!!!!)

Our mini sessions include the instructions for 14 projects with full step-by-step tutorials:

Each mini session includes TWELVE unique cards featuring three stamp sets

Additionally, each mini session includes TWO 3D items perfect projects for your club, classes, stamp camps or gifts

All 14 project tutorials are available once the mini session opens so you immediately have all project tutorials right there at your fingertips

All designs and tutorials are EXCLUSIVELY for subscribers and will not be posted anywhere else online

Our FABULOUS design team members are – Connie Babbert, Mary Brown, Melissa Davies, Libby Fens, and Debbie Henderson. They always have such GREAT ideas that are perfect and easy to recreate!

Mini sessions are available the 11th of each month (and you’ll have access for up to a year).

Demos…did you know this is a tax deduction for your Stampin’ Up! business? But…you don’t need to be a demo to enjoy our mini-subscriptions!

We will have a bonus Holiday project too –

Check out CREATE WITH CONNIE AND MARY for more details

Watercooler Wednesday 133 – Penny’s All About Christmas Challenge

Had to take a few days off after an exhausting weekend and then an afternoon at the dentist!

I’ll get back into the swing of things with a card designed for Watercooler Wednesday!

Our challenge this week is from Penny. And, it’s a Christmas challenge! Time to start thinking about getting those cards created. Early.

This past weekend, I had my monthly Card Buffet. I had one Christmas card on the selections. (That card will post Thursday.)  I had several purchase supplies and ask what other designs could be created using the supplies. Well, here is an idea –

libbystamps, stampin up, Watts of Occasions, Be Merry, Gold Wink of Stella, WWCI just love the Watts of Occasions stamp set. And, this paper!!

libbystamps, stampin up, Watts of Occasions, Be Merry, Gold Wink of Stella, WWC

They make for a great combination! Just a simply great design of a card. The addition of the Gold Wink of Stella pen really made the tree pop!

Both these items are available for purchase in the regular Stampin’ Up catalog.

Although it is just August, take a look at the other Design Teams cards at  Watercooler Wednesday . We hope to spark your creativity enough to join our challenge.

Supplies –

  • Stamp Set – Watts of Occasions
  • Card Stock – Garden Green, Cherry Cobbler
  • Ink – Cherry Cobbler, Black Memento
  • DSP – Be Merry
  • Other – Gold Wink of Stella
Happy Stampin’
Libby

I’m also part of the Create with Connie and Mary Design Team! Our most recent August Session is now available for purchase. Here is a peek of the projects –

AUGUST, we are featuring –

  • Coffee Cafe Bundle
  • Ribbon of Courage
  • Feathery Friends
  • You Move Me Bundle
  • Pieces & Patterns (I designed this one!!!!)

Our mini sessions include the instructions for 14 projects with full step-by-step tutorials:

Each mini session includes TWELVE unique cards featuring three stamp sets

Additionally, each mini session includes TWO 3D items perfect projects for your club, classes, stamp camps or gifts

All 14 project tutorials are available once the mini session opens so you immediately have all project tutorials right there at your fingertips

All designs and tutorials are EXCLUSIVELY for subscribers and will not be posted anywhere else online

Our FABULOUS design team members are – Connie Babbert, Mary Brown, Melissa Davies, Libby Fens, and Debbie Henderson. They always have such GREAT ideas that are perfect and easy to recreate!

Mini sessions are available the 11th of each month (and you’ll have access for up to a year).

Demos…did you know this is a tax deduction for your Stampin’ Up! business? But…you don’t need to be a demo to enjoy our mini-subscriptions!

We will have a bonus Holiday project too –

Check out CREATE WITH CONNIE AND MARY for more details

Create with Connie and Mary – Non-Traditional Christmas

Shout out to Katheryn from Illinois who called as I was writing this post. She was calling asking about this daisy I had added to some Rhinestones for special gifts. I love hearing from people about projects! Nice talking to you!!

Back to the post. . . . . .

Almost fall. Almost Halloween. Thanksgiving. Christmas will be here in a blink of an eye. This year is flying by.

Saturdays are set aside for a Create with Connie and Mary blog hop.

Going back to Christmas. Our theme this week is Non-Traditional Christmas.

This is a good one for the time of years it is. Although the stores have already bombarded with all things Christmas!

I went with this image from Watts of Occasions –

libbystamps, stampin up, Watts of Occasions, Eastern Palace Specialty DSP, nontraditional Christmas, CCMC

A lightbulb is about as non-traditional as you can get! And, these colors too. I just love this set for its whimsey!

libbystamps, stampin up, Watts of Occasions, Eastern Palace Specialty DSP, nontraditional Christmas, CCMC

I stamped it twice in different colors and cut the tree out. The enamel dots are retired and just balanced the color nicely!

It’s simple and right on with a non-traditional Christmas card.

Check out the other the other Design Team members non-traditional cards – 

Supplies –

  • Stamp Set – Watts of Occasions
  • Card Stock – Emerald Envy, Very Vanilla
  • Ink – Emerald Envy, Rich Razzleberry
  • DSP – Eastern Palace Specialty
  • Other – Brights Enamel Dots (retired)
Happy Stampin’
Libby

. . . . .  and, I’m also part of the Create with Connie and Mary Design Team! Our most recent August Session is now available for purchase. Here is a peek of the projects –

AUGUST, we are featuring –

  • Coffee Cafe Bundle
  • Ribbon of Courage
  • Feathery Friends
  • You Move Me Bundle
  • Pieces & Patterns (I designed this one!!!!)

Our mini sessions include the instructions for 14 projects with full step-by-step tutorials:

Each mini session includes TWELVE unique cards featuring three stamp sets

Additionally, each mini session includes TWO 3D items perfect projects for your club, classes, stamp camps or gifts

All 14 project tutorials are available once the mini session opens so you immediately have all project tutorials right there at your fingertips

All designs and tutorials are EXCLUSIVELY for subscribers and will not be posted anywhere else online

Our FABULOUS design team members are – Connie Babbert, Mary Brown, Melissa Davies, Libby Fens, and Debbie Henderson. They always have such GREAT ideas that are perfect and easy to recreate!

Mini sessions are available the 11th of each month (and you’ll have access for up to a year).

Demos…did you know this is a tax deduction for your Stampin’ Up! business? But…you don’t need to be a demo to enjoy our mini-subscriptions!

We will have a bonus Holiday project too –

Check out CREATE WITH CONNIE AND MARY for more details

Purple Color Craze

Happy Friday!

If you’re a regular, you know on Fridays I host an optional challenge for my downline.

(Downline : I am a Stampin’ Up stamps demonstrator, downlines are too. They have signed up under me as hobbyist or as a person who might make extra income. If you are interested in this, please contact me.) 

We are up to Challenge 5!! Yes, I still need to create those nifty blocks with the color squares in them! Our colors this week were purple, grey and vanilla.

I played with something new –

libbystamps, stampin up, Grown With Love Bundle, Grown with Love, Garden Grown Framelits

Such a sweet stamp set and framelits!

libbystamps, stampin up, Grown With Love Bundle, Grown with Love, Garden Grown Framelits

I miss spending time outside. But, with temperatures at 100, with 100% humidity – it’s nearly impossible. So, I’ll create cards of flowers instead of cultivating them in the garden!

Enough about me! A couple participated in the color challenge this week. Here is Joan’s adorable card –

Stampin' Up, Joan W, Foxy Friends, Better Together, Hearth and Home, Bloomin Heart, Brick Wall EF

It’s actually a remembrance of her tuxedo cat that passed 13 years ago! Sweet idea to peek from the window.

I really like the fresh Fig and Rich Razzleberry flowers in the window box. Looks great against the brick wall.

Carole created a wonderful money holder –

Stampin' Up, Carole C, Sunshine Wishes, Swirly Scribble Thinlits, Happy birthday circle die, Wink of Stella

Start to open the tri-fold –

Stampin' Up, Carole C, Sunshine Wishes, Swirly Scribble Thinlits, Happy birthday circle die, Wink of Stella

First flap……

Stampin' Up, Carole C, Sunshine Wishes, Swirly Scribble Thinlits, Happy birthday circle die, Wink of Stella

Second flap where the goods are placed! Love the Fresh Fig with the Smoky Slate! Great combination for this project!

Some great cards this week!

Happy Stampin’
Libby

Did you know that I am also part of the Create with Connie and Mary Design Team? I am! Our most recent August Session is now available for purchase. Here is a peek of the projects –

AUGUST, we are featuring –

  • Coffee Cafe Bundle
  • Ribbon of Courage
  • Feathery Friends
  • You Move Me Bundle
  • Pieces & Patterns (I designed this one!!!!)

Our mini sessions include the instructions for 14 projects with full step-by-step tutorials:

Each mini session includes TWELVE unique cards featuring three stamp sets

Additionally, each mini session includes TWO 3D items perfect projects for your club, classes, stamp camps or gifts

All 14 project tutorials are available once the mini session opens so you immediately have all project tutorials right there at your fingertips

All designs and tutorials are EXCLUSIVELY for subscribers and will not be posted anywhere else online

Our FABULOUS design team members are – Connie Babbert, Mary Brown, Melissa Davies, Libby Fens, and Debbie Henderson. They always have such GREAT ideas that are perfect and easy to recreate!

Mini sessions are available the 11th of each month (and you’ll have access for up to a year).

Demos…did you know this is a tax deduction for your Stampin’ Up! business? But…you don’t need to be a demo to enjoy our mini-subscriptions!

We will have a bonus Holiday project too –

Check out CREATE WITH CONNIE AND MARY for more details

Hello Fall in Creative Colors

Ah…..almost the weekend! But, time to share a card designed for Create with Connie and Mary and our new color challenge this week –

love, Love, LOVE these colors together. Sometimes you don’t see how well they work together until you pull them out and just look at them together!

I wasn’t sure what direction I wanted to go in. But, after I saw the new stamp sets I had – I knew.

Those who know me, know I LOVE pumpkins (and fall and the fall colors). So it was a natural to choose this set –

libbystamps, stampin up, Pick a Pumpkin, Patterned Pumpkins Thinlits, Pick a Pumpkin Bundle, Merry Cafe, Decorative Ribbon Border Punch, CCMCIsn’t this awesome? Not the typical fall colors, but it has pumpkins!

libbystamps, stampin up, Pick a Pumpkin, Patterned Pumpkins Thinlits, Pick a Pumpkin Bundle, Merry Cafe, Decorative Ribbon Border Punch, CCMCI used the new Pick a Pumpkin stamp set and the Patterned Pumpkins Thinlits (both will be available September 1st). I stamped the pumpkins and the background leaf images from the set.

The sentiment is also from a new set, Merry Cafe. It’s soooo cute and coordinates with the Coffee Cups Framelits. I did mask it off to get just the ‘Hello FALL’, which I punched twice (to shorten) with the Classic Label Punch.

I am looking forward to cooler temperatures and lowered humidity with fall. Texas can be brutal at least half the year!

Check out the other designers cards on our Create with Connie and Mary blog.

Then, pull out these colors and PLAY with them! You can join our challenge by linking up a card on our Facebook page.

Supplies –

  • Stamp Set – Pick a Pumpkin, Merry Cafe
  • Framelits – Patterned Pumpkins
  • Bundles – Pick a Pumpkin
  • Card Stock – Smokey Slate, Bermuda Bay, Lemon Lime Twist
  • Ink – Smokey Slate, Bermuda Bay, Lemon Lime Twist, Versamark
  • Punches – Classic Label Punch, Decorative Ribbon Border Punch
Happy Stampin’
Libby

Did you know that I am also part of the Create with Connie and Mary Design Team? I am! Our most recent August Session is now available for purchase. Here is a peek of the projects –

AUGUST, we are featuring –

  • Coffee Cafe Bundle
  • Ribbon of Courage
  • Feathery Friends
  • You Move Me Bundle
  • Pieces & Patterns (I designed this one!!!!)

Our mini sessions include the instructions for 14 projects with full step-by-step tutorials:

Each mini session includes TWELVE unique cards featuring three stamp sets

Additionally, each mini session includes TWO 3D items perfect projects for your club, classes, stamp camps or gifts

All 14 project tutorials are available once the mini session opens so you immediately have all project tutorials right there at your fingertips

All designs and tutorials are EXCLUSIVELY for subscribers and will not be posted anywhere else online

Our FABULOUS design team members are – Connie Babbert, Mary Brown, Melissa Davies, Libby Fens, and Debbie Henderson. They always have such GREAT ideas that are perfect and easy to recreate!

Mini sessions are available the 11th of each month (and you’ll have access for up to a year).

Demos…did you know this is a tax deduction for your Stampin’ Up! business? But…you don’t need to be a demo to enjoy our mini-subscriptions!

We will have a bonus Holiday project too –

Check out CREATE WITH CONNIE AND MARY for more details

Watercooler Wednesday 132 – Marsha’s Masculine Anything Goes Challenge

Week is halfway done. Time for a Watercooler Wednesday challenge!

Theme this week as you can see, masculine!

I always seem to gravitate towards simple, clean, darker colors.This is what I designed –

libbystamps, stampin up, Happy Celebrations, Banners for You, Bunch of Banners Framelits, Wood Textures DSP, WWC

I started with stamping the ‘happy’ sentiment on the Wood Textures paper. I just built the card from there. Adding elements such as the stamped party hats and then the adding the presents as I went along. It just needed a little something at each step.

And, it’s not too overdone. You agree?

Need a little more inspiration? Well, check out our Watercooler Wednesday blog. Some great ideas that everyone came up with. You can also link your creation to our challenge there as well.

Supplies –

  • Stamp Set – Happy Celebrations, Banners for You
  • Framelits – Bunch of Banners
  • Card Stock – Crumb Cake, Dapper Denim, Real Red, Very Vanilla
  • Ink – Dapper Denim, Real Red, Very Vanilla
  • DSP – Wood Textures
Happy Stampin’
Libby

Did you know that I am also part of the Create with Connie and Mary Design Team? I am! Our most recent August Session is now available for purchase.

AUGUST, we are featuring –

  • Coffee Cafe Bundle
  • Ribbon of Courage
  • Feathery Friends
  • You Move Me Bundle
  • Pieces & Patterns (I designed this one!!!!)

Our mini sessions include the instructions for 14 projects with full step-by-step tutorials:

Each mini session includes TWELVE unique cards featuring three stamp sets

Additionally, each mini session includes TWO 3D items perfect projects for your club, classes, stamp camps or gifts

All 14 project tutorials are available once the mini session opens so you immediately have all project tutorials right there at your fingertips

All designs and tutorials are EXCLUSIVELY for subscribers and will not be posted anywhere else online

Our FABULOUS design team members are – Connie Babbert, Mary Brown, Melissa Davies, Libby Fens, and Debbie Henderson. They always have such GREAT ideas that are perfect and easy to recreate!

Mini sessions are available the 11th of each month (and you’ll have access for up to a year).

Demos…did you know this is a tax deduction for your Stampin’ Up! business? But…you don’t need to be a demo to enjoy our mini-subscriptions!

We will have a bonus Holiday project too –

Check out CREATE WITH CONNIE AND MARY for more details

Kewpie Girl, Let’s Celebrate Your Day

Yes, the title is funny!!! But, wait until you see the card!

I designed this for Try Stampin’ on Tuesday today. We have a new bi-weekly sketch, #335, that just came out today –

I love these simple sketches!

I pulled out the Birthday Memories DSP (Designer Series Paper)……

libbystamps, stampin up, Birthday Delivery, Birthday Memories Suite, Birthday Delivery Bundle, Birthday Friends Framelits, Decorative Ribbon Border Punch, TSOT

……..and quickly framelit cut this little ‘kewpie’ girl out. This was simple and quick to put together. And, oh, so, adorable!!

I added a strip of DSP from the Fresh Florals pack and a hint of the scallops punched from the Decorative Ribbon Border.

You can check out the other Design Teams cards either on our blog or our Facebook. You can also link up a card using our sketch on either site as well! I hope to see you creative talent!

Supplies –

  • Stamp Set – Birthday Delivery
  • Framelits – Birthday Friends
  • Bundles – Birthday Delivery
  • Card Stock – Soft Sky, Powder Pink
  • Ink – Early Espresso
  • DSP – Birthday Memories, Fresh Florals
  • Punches – Decorative Ribbon Border
Happy Stampin’
Libby

Our most recent August Session is now available for purchase from Create with Connie and Mary. And, yes, I created one of the tutorials!

AUGUST, we are featuring –

  • Coffee Cafe Bundle
  • Ribbon of Courage
  • Feathery Friends
  • You Move Me Bundle
  • Pieces & Patterns (I designed this one!!!!)

Our mini sessions include the instructions for 14 projects with full step-by-step tutorials:

Each mini session includes TWELVE unique cards featuring three stamp sets

Additionally, each mini session includes TWO 3D items perfect projects for your club, classes, stamp camps or gifts

All 14 project tutorials are available once the mini session opens so you immediately have all project tutorials right there at your fingertips

All designs and tutorials are EXCLUSIVELY for subscribers and will not be posted anywhere else online

Our FABULOUS design team members are – Connie Babbert, Mary Brown, Melissa Davies, Libby Fens, and Debbie Henderson. They always have such GREAT ideas that are perfect and easy to recreate!

Mini sessions are available the 11th of each month (and you’ll have access for up to a year).

Demos…did you know this is a tax deduction for your Stampin’ Up! business? But…you don’t need to be a demo to enjoy our mini-subscriptions!

We will have a bonus Holiday project too –

Check out CREATE WITH CONNIE AND MARY for more details.