Let’s Celebrate Your Day

Happy Thursday! Time to share a Create with Connie and Mary new sketch challenge –

We always have a new one on Thursday! This one is a great one! Perhaps you’ll join us this week!

I created something fun –

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This would be great for anyone – young, old, boy, girl, man, woman! I had a lot of fun making this. This Birthday Memories Designer Series paper is so sweet!

The other Designer Team members created some wonderful cards at Create with Connie and Mary this week. You should check them out! Want to join us? You can link up your cards on our Facebook page.

Stampin’ Up Supplies –

  • Stamp Set – Birthday Delivery
  • Framelits – Stitched Shaped
  • Card Stock – Soft Sky, Whisper White, Pacific Point
  • Ink – Pacific Point
  • DSP – Birthday Memories
  • Punches – Balloon Bouquet, Banner Triple Punch
  • Other – Whisper White Baker’s Twine
Happy Stampin’
Libby

Guess what’s available??? The Create with Connie and Mary November Session!! These tutorials make planning your holiday classes a snap! You should try them out!

Here is a sneak at the November projects –

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

  • Each mini session includes TWELVE unique cards featuring at least 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!

Check out CREATE WITH CONNIE AND MARY for more details!

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Special Delivery Just for You

Welcome back my blogging friends! Time to share a card designed for Try Stampin on Tuesday.

Here is our new bi-weekly sketch –

Challenge #347. Theme : How Sweet it Is

I went with this –

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A really easy, sweet card. Perfect for any age and gender. Those are the best kind of cards! Those that check all those boxes!

Please join our challenge on our blog, Try Stampin on Tuesday, or on our Facebook page. We look forward to seeing you!

Stampin’ Up Supplies

  • Stamp Set – Birthday Delivery
  • Framelits – Birthday Friends
  • Bundles – Birthday Delivery
  • Card Stock – Crumb Cake, Whisper White,
  • Ink – Black Memento
  • DSP – Birthday Memories
  • Punches – Balloon Builder
  • Other – Whisper White Baker’s Twine
Happy Stampin’
Libby

Did you catch our October Create with Connie and Mary tutorial? Well, the November Session is almost ready to be released! But, the October session is still available!

Here is a sneak at the November projects –

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

  • Each mini session includes TWELVE unique cards featuring at least 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!

Check out CREATE WITH CONNIE AND MARY for more details!

You’ve been Boo’d – Create with Connie and Mary Saturday Blog Hop

What, about three (OMG) two more weeks until Halloween? Well, we’ve got lots of great ideas for you here on the Create with Connie and Mary blog hop for the next three Saturdays.

Our theme this week is funny, ‘you’ve been boo’d’! We are using the word ‘boo’ on our cards.

Not a problem. I’ve been wanting to use the Creep it Real stamp set a few more times before the month is up.

libbystamps, stampin up, Spooky Cat, Creep it Real, Patterned Pumpkins Thinlits, Pick a Pattern DSP,  CCMC

I just started stamping the word ‘boo’ and set it aside. Found some black and white Designer Series Paper from Pick a Pattern (it’s on special until the end of the month!!!) and looked for something that resembled ghosts.

I don’t have the Paisley Framelits, which make awesome non-ghost ghosts, but, I do have the Patterned Pumpkins Thinlits. There is the Pick a Pumpkin bundle that has a gourd stamp and framelit. The framelit worked like a charm to create a little ghost! And, the eyes from the Spooky Cat worked soo good here!

I added the smallest Basic Rhinestone Jewels to the inside of the eyes for some added drama. It was indeed the right added touch!

So, for more added BOOness, go forward to Debbie Henderson, and back to Mary Brown. I know you’ll be inspired!

Supplies –

  • Stamp Set – Creep it Real, Spooky Cat
  • Framelits – Patterned Pumpkins
  • Card Stock – Elegant Eggplant, Pumpkin Pie (duh), Lemon Lime Twist, Whisper White
  • Ink – Black Memento
  • DSP – Pick a Pattern (on sale)
  • Punches – 1 1/4″ Circle
  • Other – Black Rhinestone Jewels
Happy Stampin’
Libby

And, for more inspiration, check out the new Create with Connie and Mary tutorial. The October Session is now open!!

Here is a sneak at the  projects –

October 2017 Collage

October features –

  •  Seasonal Lantern Bundle
  •  Tag & Trimmings Bundle
  •  Smitten Mitten Bundle
  •  Sugarplum Dreams Stamp Set
  •  Christmas Happiness

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

  • Each mini session includes TWELVE unique cards featuring at least 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!

Check out CREATE WITH CONNIE AND MARY for more details!

Paper, Paper, and more Paper

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Did you know this???? It’s a GREAT time to stock up for Thanksgiving or Fall projects and Christmas too.

Here are the papers that are on sale –

When you order the paper, it will automatically take the lowest price of paper off your total! And, there is no limit.

You can order online directly or contact me to place an order! I’d love to hear from you!

And, I have a slew of ideas that you can use that paper with from Create with Connie and Mary.

Hard to believe the new October Session is now open to purchase!! New inspiration. New stamps sets. New projects.

Here is a sneak at the  projects –

October 2017 Collage

October featured products –

  •  Seasonal Lantern Bundle
  •  Tag & Trimmings Bundle
  •  Smitten Mitten Bundle
  •  Sugarplum Dreams Stamp Set
  •  Christmas Happiness

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

  • Each mini session includes TWELVE unique cards featuring at least 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!

Check out CREATE WITH CONNIE AND MARY for more details!

Happy Stampin’
Libby

 

Christmas Coffee Cheer

Feeling the Christmas spirit for Create with Connie and Mary today!

We have a new color challenge that we’d love to see you participate in –

Fun colors that’d be great for really any occasion.

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See how fun this Christmas card is? It uses the Merry Cafe stamp set from the Holiday Mini. It coordinates with the Coffee Cups framelits from the large catalog. This is a great card and mix of pattern papers.

See how the other Design Team members used these colors at Create with Connie and Mary.

Want to create a card using these colors? You can link it up here on Facebook.

Stampin’ Up Supplies –

  • Stamp Set – Merry Cafe
  • Framelits – Coffee Cup
  • Card Stock – Lemon Lime Twist, Soft Sky, Garden Green, Whisper White
  • Ink – Garden Green
  • DSP – Painted Autumn, Coffee Break (on sale the month of October)
  • Other – Softly Falling EF, Basic Jewel Rhinestones, retired Garden Green Baker’s Twine,
Happy Stampin’
Libby

Hard to believe the new Create with Connie and Mary October Session is now open to purchase!! New inspiration. New stamps sets. New projects.

Here is a sneak at the  projects –

October 2017 Collage

October featured products –

  •  Seasonal Lantern Bundle
  •  Tag & Trimmings Bundle
  •  Smitten Mitten Bundle
  •  Sugarplum Dreams Stamp Set
  •  Christmas Happiness

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

  • Each mini session includes TWELVE unique cards featuring at least 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!

Check out CREATE WITH CONNIE AND MARY for more details!

Watercooler Wednesday 140 – Libby’s All About Birthdays Challenge

Happy Wednesday! You know what this means………time for a card designed for Watercooler Wednesday.

This week, I’m hosting the challenge! Yippee!

I’m sharing a very popular, sweet number I had at my September Card Buffet –

libbystamps, stampin up, Colorful Seasons, Colorful Seasons Bundle, Seasonal Layers Thinlits, WWC

This is THE perfect card for a fall birthday, either masculine or feminine! I love the leaf stamped background. The layers of card stock are fun and fresh. This is one of those great go-to card designs.

I used the Colorful Seasons bundle that really is a must have! This is just simply an effortless card. It goes together so easy!

All the designers created wonderful cards for my birthday challenge this week. I’d love to see yours too! Come join us over at Watercooler Wednesday.

Stampin’ Up Supplies –

  • Stamp Set – Colorful Seasons
  • Framelits – Seasonal Layers
  • Bundles – Colorful Seasons
  • Card Stock – Smokey Slate, Whisper White, Crushed Curry, Basic Grey
  • Ink – Smokey Slate, Black Memento
Happy Stampin’
Libby


It’s that time!!! The Create with Connie and Mary October Session is NOW open! Get it today for new inspiration, new stamps set and some great new projects.

Here is a sneak at the  projects –

October 2017 Collage

October features –

  •  Seasonal Lantern Bundle
  •  Tag & Trimmings Bundle
  •  Smitten Mitten Bundle
  •  Sugarplum Dreams Stamp Set
  •  Christmas Happiness

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

  • Each mini session includes TWELVE unique cards featuring at least 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!

Check out CREATE WITH CONNIE AND MARY for more details!

Know Your Adhesives

Ever wonder which adhesives you need for what purpose? Ever wonder what some of these products are even good for?

Well………..below is some great information about Stampin’ Up’s adhesives. There are so many! And, one that is just right for your cards, scrap pages, treats or other craftiness!

These are alphabetical –

Fast Fuse is a super strong double-sided tape that secures even heavy layers of cardstock, paper, and accents. It holds strong and lasts long. Currently, purchase this and receive TWO refills FREE!! Now until October 10th!


Fine-Tip Glue Pen  is a liquid glue with a pin (like a needle) in the cap to keep the tip clear and flowing. The thin stream of glue is great for a strong hold on tiny accents.


Foam Adhesive Strips are 9″ long strips of double-sided adhesive foam. They are perfect for shaker cards or spinner cards. Trim to the length you need.


Mini Glue Dots are individual dots of adhesive. These sticky dots of glue provide strong hold for small elements.

Multipurpose Adhesive Sheets are a touch-and-peel adhesive. You press an element such as a die cut onto a sheet, pull it up, and adhere. This is quick and easy, easy!

Multipurpose Liquid Glue (Tombow Green Glue because of the bottle) is a liquid glue in a dual-tipped bottle: narrow and broad tips. It hold card stock, large embellishments, small embellishments, and glitter. A little goes a long way!

SNAIL Adhesive  is a double-sided tape in a small case. It’s lightweight and portable adhesive can go with you anywhere. And, it’s refillable!

Stampin’ Dimensionals & Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals are double-sided adhesive foam dots They add instant depth. Use the Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals on smaller pieces.


Tear & Tape Adhesive is an easy-to-tear double-sided tape. No measuring or cutting—just stick it to your project, then tear. This is one of my favorites, and by far, the cheapest for this type of strength!

Each adhesive goes through Stampin’ Up’s rigorous quality testing. However, adhesive performance can vary depending on temperature and humidity. I know that first hand living in Texas with nearly 100% humidity daily! You should try each adhesive so you can make your own decisions about what works well for you.

My go-to adhesives would be –

  • SNAIL (it’s refillable too)
  • Dimensionals, both sizes
  • Tear & Tape
  • Multi-Purpose (Tombow green glue)

And, I love to mix half Multi-Purpose (Tombow green glue) with half Fine Tip Glue Pen in the Fin Tip Glue Pen bottle. It thickens it up and still dries clear! Best of both worlds!

What’s your favorite?

Happy Stampin’
Libby

Hard to believe it’s time for a new Create with Connie and Mary tutorial. The October Session will be open soon!! New inspiration. New stamps sets. New projects.

Here is a sneak at the  projects –

October 2017 Collage

October featured products –

  •  Seasonal Lantern Bundle
  •  Tag & Trimmings Bundle
  •  Smitten Mitten Bundle
  •  Sugarplum Dreams Stamp Set
  •  Christmas Happiness

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

  • Each mini session includes TWELVE unique cards featuring at least 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!

Check out CREATE WITH CONNIE AND MARY for more details!