WISH. Big.

Happy Try Stampin’ on Tuesday Tuesday! We have a wonderful new sketch this week to inspire you –

Optional Theme : Bold Sentiment

I loved it! It inspired this –

libbystamps, stampin up, Broadway Bound Suite, Broadway Bound DSP, Lovely Lipstick, TSOT

Which just might be the inspiration for my Open House / Garage Sale on Saturday, June 23! This card is easily reproduced in mass and can be made quick using minimal supplies! Perfect for the fast pace of an Open House!

Both the Designer Series Paper and the die cut sentiment are from the Broadway Bound Suite. The paper is stunning with gold, silver and black on one side. Gorgeous coordination on the other side with Lovely Lipstick, Lemon Lime Twist and Gray Granite.

I’m going to see how I can incorporate the colors to show case the new In-Colors. Here, I did it with Lovely Lipstick. Fingers crossed.

See the other Design Team cards or submit your own on our blog, Try Stampin’ on Tuesday, or on our Facebook page.

Stampin’ Up Supplies –

  • Stamp Set – none!
  • Framelits – Broadway Birthday
  • Suite – Broadway Bound
  • Card Stock – Whisper White, Basic Black, Lovely Lipstick
  • DSP – Broadway Bound
  • Other – Basic Black Baker’s Twine
Happy Stampin’
Libby
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Amazing. Fabulous. Inspiring.

Happy Tuesday my friends!

Time for a new Try Stampin’ on Tuesday sketch –

Optional Theme : Butterflies

What a great mix of theme and layout!

I went with a Mom’s Day card –

libbystamps, stampin up, Yay You, Garden in Bloom, Apron of Love, Thoughtful Banners,Tutti-Frutti 6x6 DSP Stack, Stamparatus, TSOT

I am just overjoyed at how this turned out!

I created the banner flags first from the Yay, You hostess set. Inside each banner, I used the Garden in Bloom for the butterflies and the Thoughtful Banners for the sweet sentiments.

I repeated ‘Mom’ using the new placement tool, the Stamparatus, that will be available in June. It makes this sort of stamping soo easy!

So. What do you think? Isn’t this just the sweetest? I’d love to hear from you too.

Since this is a challenge, you can create a card and join us at Try Stampin’ on Tuesday or link up on our Facebook page!

Stampin’ Up Supplies –

  • Stamp Set – Yay, You (retiring, banners), Garden in Bloom (retiring), Apron of Love (mom), Thoughtful Banner
  • Card Stock – Pink Pirouette (retiring color), Flirty Flamingo
  • Ink – Dapper Denim, Peekaboo Peach (BOTH retiring colors), Calypso Coral, Flirty Flamingo
  • DSP – Tutti-Frutti 6×6 (retiring)
  • Other -Stamparatus (COMING later in June)
Happy Stampin’
Libby

Create with Connie and Mary Saturday Blog Hop – Fun with Embossing Paste

We’ve made it to Saturday! Whew! It’s Hurricane Harvey Hoopla here in the land of Pears (Texas Gulf coast area)!!! So, I’ll share a card created for Create with Connie and Mary. My mojo was hard to come by today. Worried about the storm.

Enough wining whining, Our theme this week is Fun with Embossing Paste!

What a great topic as I ordered these supplies a while back, and in the meantime I have ‘misplaced’ my decorative masks I found the Embossing Paste and Palette Knives though. Ugh…..I’ll find them as soon as this goes live in the morning, I just know it!

But, no worries. I created my own mask with acetate sheets and a die cut! Worked beautifully!

I went with new products here –

libbystamps, stampin up, Creep it Real, Pick a Pumpkin, Pick a Pumpkin Bundle, Patterned Pumpkins Thinlits, Pretty Label  Punch, Embossing Paste, Palette Knives , CCMC

The sentiment is from the new set (available September 1) Creep it Real, and the pumpkins are from the Pick a Pumpkin set that is part of the Pick a Pumpkin Bundle that has coordinating framelits.

libbystamps, stampin up, Creep it Real, Pick a Pumpkin, Pick a Pumpkin Bundle, Patterned Pumpkins Thinlits, Pretty Label  Punch, Embossing Paste, Palette Knives , CCMC

I placed the framelit I used to create the background in this picture. And, yes, I ran it through several times to create the pattern used on the card with the paste. Totally worth it! After it dried, I went over each little + with Wink of Stella for added sparkle. Hard to see of course.

I layered two different ribbon along the bottom, Fresh Fig and a retired Tangerine Tango.

Check out the other Design Team members Embossing paste cards. I know I’m looking forward to seeing them. This was my first attempt at using this stuff. It’s way easy too!  

Supplies –

  • Stamp Set – Creep it Real, Pick a Pumpkin
  • Framelits – Patterned Pumpkins
  • Bundles – Pick a Pumpkin
  • Card Stock – Lemon Lime Twist, Fresh Fig, Whisper White
  • Ink – Lemon Lime Twist, Fresh Fig, Tangerine Tango
  • Punches – Pretty Label
  • Other – Embossing Paste, Palette Knives, Wink of Stella, Fresh Fig 1/2 Finely Woven Ribbon, Tangerine Tango Ribbon (retired)
Happy Stampin’
Libby

I’m also part of the Create with Connie and Mary Design Team! You can purchase the August Session now, and previous ones too!

Here is a sneak at the August 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

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

Lemon Lime Wonderful Friend

Time to CASE another idea from the catalog for Create with Connie and Mary!

This is what we are going by this week. A fun sketch and great colors!

I pulled out a new In-Color, Lemon Lime Twist as my starting point to create this –

libbystamps, stampin up, Dragonfly Dreams, Flourish Thinlits, Eastern Palace Specialty DSP, Petal Burst  EFI combined it with the Flourish Thinlits. It made the perfect accents!

libbystamps, stampin up, Dragonfly Dreams, Flourish Thinlits, Eastern Palace Specialty DSP, Petal Burst  EFThe sentiment is from Dragonfly Dreams. I felt I needed a longer sentiment to match the sketch.

As you can see, my supplies are all over the catalog! Something from this bundle or that suite. Put together, it all work well to create a cohesive look! You don’t always have to have everything!

You can see what the other created on our blog. To link up with our challenge, please check out our Facebook page.

Supplies

  • Stamp Set – Dragonfly Dreams
  • Framelits – Flourish Thinlits
  • Card Stock – Lemon Lime Twist, Whisper White, Dapper Denim
  • Ink – Dapper Denim
  • DSP -Eastern Palace Specialty
  • Other – Petal Burst
Happy Stampin’
Libby

The brand new JUNE Mini Session is now OPEN! We are featuring products from the BRAND NEW Annual Catalog in June! Delightful Daisy Bundle, Colorful Seasons Bundle, Tranquil Tulips, Wood Words Bundle, and Label Me Pretty Bundle.

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, and
  • 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 joining us – Debbie Henderson, Libby Fens, and Melissa Davies!  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!

June 2017 Collage

CREATE WITH CONNIE AND MARY

JUNE 2017 ONLY

$8.95 US

Eclectically Missing You

It Thursday. You know what that means. Time for an awesome challenge from Create with Connie and Mary.

We are doing things a bit different for a few weeks as you can see. We have a neat sketch from the catalog to spark the creativity. You go with the layout or the colors in the above picture.

I went with the layout –

libbystamps, stampin up, Classic Label Punch, Eclectic Layers Thinlits, Layered Leaves Dynamic EF, Oh So Eclectic, Oh So Eclectic  Bundle, Stitched Shapes Framelits

I am totally loving this Oh So Eclectic Bundle! The watercolor pattern paper is called Naturally Eclectic Designer Series Paper – matches perfectly! It’s part of the suite of products that all coordinate!!

The flag sits upon a an embossed layer made from the new Layered Leaves Dynamic embossing folder. It’s really cool in that it makes different heights of leaves on the paper that is embossed.

libbystamps, stampin up, Classic Label Punch, Eclectic Layers Thinlits, Layered Leaves Dynamic EF, Oh So Eclectic, Oh So Eclectic  Bundle, Stitched Shapes FramelitsI stamped the flower image and then framelit cut it out. Made for a really pretty flower without cutting out the whole thing – there is a separate shape to do that! The sentiment is also in the set too!

You can see what the other Design Team members created on our blog. To link up a card, head to our Facebook page. Join us! Challenges are SO much fun!

Supplies –

  • Stamp Set – Oh So Eclectic
  • Framelits – Eclectic Layers, Stitched Shapes
  • Bundles – Oh So Eclectic
  • Card Stock – Lemon Lime Twist, Emerald Envy, Whisper White
  • Ink – Lemon Lime Twist, Emerald Envy
  • DSP – Naturally Eclectic
  • Punches – Classic Label
  • Other – Layered Leaves Dynamic EF, Emerald Envy Baker’s Twine
Happy Stampin’
Libby

The brand new JUNE Mini Session is now OPEN! We are featuring products from the BRAND NEW Annual Catalog in June! Delightful Daisy Bundle, Colorful Seasons Bundle, Tranquil Tulips, Wood Words Bundle, and Label Me Pretty Bundle.

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, and
  • 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 joining us – Debbie Henderson, Libby Fens, and Melissa Davies!  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!

June 2017 Collage

CREATE WITH CONNIE AND MARY

JUNE 2017 ONLY

$8.95 US

 

Open House – Coffee, Catalogs and In-Colors

This past weekend I had my Open House! It was SO much fun!

I started with a theme, coffee, and decided to go from there. I got coffee cups, pastries and even had a coffee themed gift bag –libbystamps, stampin up, Coffee Cafe, Coffee Cafe Bundle, Coffee Cups Framelits, Coffee Break  DSP, 2017-2018 Catalog

The three make’n takes were just as fun too!

I chose the new Coffee Break Suite and designed two cards to make –

libbystamps, stampin up, Coffee Cafe, Coffee Cafe Bundle, Coffee Cups Framelits, Coffee Break  DSP, 2017-2018 Catalog

Such pretty cards!

libbystamps, stampin up, Coffee Cafe, Coffee Cafe Bundle, Coffee Cups Framelits, Coffee Break  DSP, 2017-2018 Catalog

I had precut all the pieces to make it go quicker. Stamping of the sentiment and assembly were the only things that needed to be done.

libbystamps, stampin up, Coffee Cafe, Coffee Cafe Bundle, Coffee Cups Framelits, Coffee Break  DSP, 2017-2018 Catalog

Both cards were well received!

I have posted more pictures on my Facebook page too!

Check them out!

Supplies –

  • Stamp Set – Coffee Cafe
  • Framelits – Coffee Cups Framelits
  • Bundles – Coffee Cafe
  • Card Stock – Crumb Cake, Soft Sky, Whisper White, Garden Green
  • Ink – Early Espresso, Garden Green, Crumb Cake
  • DSP – Coffee Break
  • Other – twine
Happy Stampin’
Libby

The brand new JUNE Mini Session is now OPEN! We are featuring products from the BRAND NEW Annual Catalog in June! Delightful Daisy Bundle, Colorful Seasons Bundle, Tranquil Tulips, Wood Words Bundle, and Label Me Pretty Bundle.

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, and
  • 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 joining us – Debbie Henderson, Libby Fens, and Melissa Davies!  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!

June 2017 Collage

CREATE WITH CONNIE AND MARY

JUNE 2017 ONLY

$8.95 US