Silver, Blue, White – Create with Connie and Mary Saturday Blog Hop

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas………..and time for a Create with Connie and Mary blog hop!

……and also a sale at Create with Connie and Mary!!

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Yes…you read that right…Connie and Mary are having an ‘end of year’ sale!

  • We are having a sale on all our monthly Mini Editions for the past year AND as a special, we are also selling the tutorials for our BONUS projects for the past year.  Mini editions are 50% off the regular subscription price shown and BONUS projects are $2.95 (no discount).  Bonus projects are listed at the end of the post!  Don’t miss out…we have never offered these outside of our subscriptions!
  • Our monthly mini sessions include the instructions for 14 projects with full step-by-step tutorials.
  • Each mini session includes 12 unique cards, featuring 3 stamp sets, and
  • Each mini session includes TWO 3D items perfect for your club or stamp camp
  • All designs and tutorials are EXCLUSIVELY for subscribers and will not be posted anywhere else online.
  • All 14 projects are available immediately so you have all projects (and tutorials) right there at your fingertips
  • Our FABULOUS design team members include Debbie Henderson, Libby Fens, and Melissa Davies!
  • We use Fastwagon for our processing, you should immediately receive a Digital Order email with a link to a downloadable Welcome letter with your passwords! Thank you!

NOTE:  Use Coupon Code ENDOFYEARduring checkout for the 50% off the regular $8.95 price!

Nov2017CollageSets used:
Christmas Quilt Bundle
Hearts Come Home Bundle
Christmas Sweaters Stamp Set
Santa’s Suit Bundle
Smitten Mitten Bundle

NOVEMBER 2017

$8.95 US

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October 2017 Collage

Sets used:
Seasonal Lantern Bundle
Tags & Trimming Bundle
Smitten Mitten Bundle
Sugarplum Dreams Stamp Set
Christmas Happiness Bundle

OCTOBER 2017 

$8.95 US

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Sept2017Collage

Sets used:
Pick a Pumpkin Bundle
Tags & Trimming Bundle
Spooky Cat Stamp Set
Festive Phrases Stamp Set
Colorful Seasons Bundle

SEPTEMBER 2017 

$8.95 US

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August2017collage

Sets used:
Coffee Cafe Bundle
Ribbon of Courage Bundle
Feathery Friends Stamp Set
You Move Me Bundle
Pieces & Patterns Stamp Set

AUGUST 2017 

$8.95 US

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July2017Collage

Sets we used:
Crafting Forever
Pocketful of Sunshine Bundle
Delightful Daisy Bundle
Wood Words Bundle
Happy Birthday Gorgeous Bundle

JULY 2017 

$8.95 US

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June 2017 Collage

Sets used:
Delightful Daisy Bundle
Colorful Seasons Bundle
Tranquil Tulips
Wood Words Bundle
Label Me Pretty Bundle

JUNE 2017

$8.95 US

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NO MAY 2017 MINI SESSION

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April 2017 Collage

Sets used:
Everyday Hero
Balloon Adventures Bundle
Custom Tee Bundle
Moon Baby
Oh So Succulents Bundle

APRIL 2017

$8.95 US

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March 2017 Collage

Sets used:
Succulent Framelits
Happy Celebrations
That’s a Tag Bundle
Special Reason Bundle
Basket Bunch Bundle

MARCH 2017

$8.95 US

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Feb 2017 Collage

Sets used:
Window Box Thinlits
Balloon Adventures Bundle
High Tide
Any Occasions (SAB)
Basket Bunch Bundle

FEBRUARY 2017

$8.95 US

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Jan2017 Collage

Sets used:
Hey Chick (SAB)
Dragonfly Dreams Suite
Nailed It Suite
Sending Love Bundle
Lift Me Up Bundle

JANUARY 2017

$8.95 US

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December 2016 collage

Sets used:
Succulent Garden Suite
Sealed with Love Suite
Yummy in my Tummy
Avant Garden
Cool Treats

DECEMBER 2016 

$8.95 US

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Ok……on with the project for the week!

Our theme this is Christmas with Silver, Blue and White.

Great time to use this wonderful embossing folder just one more time

libbystamps, stampin up, Seasons Like Christmas, Seasonal Layers Thinlits, Winter Wonder EF, CCMCIt’s simple. It’s sweet. It’s elegant. It’s just what you need if you need to create a last-minute Christmas card!

The Design team created some terrific cards using these stunning colors! Go forward to Debbie Henderson, and back to Mary Brown. I know you’ll be inspired!

 

Stampin’ Up Supplies

  • Stamp Set – Seasons Like Christmas (sentiment)
  • Framelits – Seasonal Layers (snowflake)
  • Card Stock – Soft Sky, Whisper White, Silver Foil
  • Ink – Night of Navy
  • Other – Winter Wonder EF, Basic Jewel Rhinestones
Happy Stampin’
Libby
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Panda Party Brings Joy

Welcome stampers! Glad you stopped by! Sharing a cute card designed for Create with Connie and Mary today. It’s Thursday –  we have a new challenge –

So, this is a really cool sketch! Aren’t they all??

I knew immediately I wanted to use a new Sale-a-Bration set, Party Pandas, but I also wanted to create with Christmas items before they retire.

Well, why not combine both?

libbystamps, stampin up, Watercolor Christmas Project Kit

Isn’t this A D O R A B L E ?????

I thought so!!!! I stamped the pandas (and, YES, I fussy cut them) and I stamped the word joy (and, fussy cut that too). I placed them on a strip of plaid.

Notice my favorite shiny product?? Yep – the foil envelope liners for the strip behind the plaid and the letter ‘string’. Did I mention, I just love this over the top shine!?!? As I have said – use your stuff!  

This is a fun, joyful, happy card! It’s those Pandas I tell you!

The other designers at Create with Connie and Mary created some nice cards too! Check them out on our blog! Want to try the sketch for yourself? You can link it up on our Facebook page! We’d love to see your creations!

Stampin’ Up Supplies –

  • Stamp Set – Party Pandas, Hand Lettered Alphabet, Christmas Pines (tiny sentiment)
  • Card Stock – Old Olive, Whisper White
  • Ink – Black Memento
  • DSP – Christmas Around the World
  • Other – Watercolor Christmas Project Kit
Happy Stampin’
Libby

Before I forget, did you know we have a Christmas Card tutorial? Check out our Create with Connie and Mary November Session. Tutorials make planning holiday cards a snap! Try us out!

Here is a snippet at the November projects –

These are the sets used –

  • Christmas Quilt Bundle
  • Hearts Come Home Bundle
  • Christmas Sweaters Stamp Set
  • Santa’s Suit Bundle
  • Smitten Mitten Bundle

The 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!

Non-Traditional Christmas Colors – Create with Connie and Mary Saturday Blog Hop

Happy winter Saturday! Time to share a design for Create with Connie and Mary. It’s out Saturday blog hop!

Our theme this week is a fun one, Non-Traditional Christmas Colors.

Before I forget, did you know we have a Christmas Card tutorial? Check out our Create with Connie and Mary November Session. Tutorials make planning holiday cards a snap! Try us out!

Here is a snippet at the November projects –

These are the sets used –

  • Christmas Quilt Bundle
  • Hearts Come Home Bundle
  • Christmas Sweaters Stamp Set
  • Santa’s Suit Bundle
  • Smitten Mitten Bundle

The 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!

Going back to the card for this week……I was inspired by a box of 1940’s reproduction ornaments I picked up on Friday. Fun, fresh, interesting colors! And, lots of glitz!

libbystamps, stampin up, Oh What Fun, Winter Wonder EF, CCMC, Silver Glimmer Paper, Silver Foil

I started with a Silver Foil panel, adding different sized strips of Powder Pink, Crushed Curry, Tempting Turquoise, and Berry Burst. I embossed that panel with the Winter Wonder folder them heat embossed the sentiment.

libbystamps, stampin up, Oh What Fun, Winter Wonder EF, CCMC, Silver Glimmer Paper, Silver FoilThe rhinestones were a nice touch of added bling – as if the Silver Glimmer paper wasn’t enough!

This is a sweet, fun, nostalgic card for me. I think it will go well with all the ornaments I just bought! I can’t wait to gift them together!

Go forward to Debbie Henderson, and back to Mary Brown. I know you’ll be inspired!

Stampin’ Up Supplies

  • Stamp Set – Oh, What Fun
  • Card Stock – Very Vanilla, Silver Foil, Silver Glimmer Paper, Powder Pink, Crushed Curry, Tempting Turquoise, Berry Burst
  • Ink – Versamark
  • Other – Winter Wonder EF, White Embossing Powder, Heat Tool
Happy Stampin’
Libby

Comforting Cozy Quilt

Happy Thursday my friends! I’d like to share Create with Connie and Mary newest challenge –

Wonderful colors!

I’ve made lots Christmas cards lately, so I changed it today –

libbystamps, stampin up, Work of Art, Christmas Quilt, Quilt Top Embossing Folder, CCMC

The holiday season can be rough for some people. This is a perfect card for someone who’s having a bit of trouble during the holidays – don’t over look them.

I started with the Work of Art stamp set, (remember that one???) and stamped the lines in So Saffron. I paired the quilt lines with the ‘star’ shapes from the Christmas Quilt stamp set. Old and new!

The finishing touch was embossing the piece with the Quilt Top, also from the Holiday Mini.

The other Design Team members at Create with Connie and Mary created some wonderful cards using these colors. Check them out! If we inspired you, create a card and upload to our Facebook page! We’d love to see you there!

Stampin’ Up Supplies –

  • Stamp Set – Work of Art, Christmas Quilt
  • Card Stock – So Saffron, Tranquil Tide
  • Ink – So Saffron, Tranquil Tide, Calypso Coral
  • Other – Quilt Top Embossing Folder
Happy Stampin’
Libby

Need more Christmas inspiration? How about checking out the Create with Connie and Mary November Session. These tutorials make planning your holiday cards 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!

 

Warm Coffee Christmas Cheer

This month just started and I’m pretty busy – how about yourself?

These times I create for my Design Teams I cherish! We have a new challenge over at Try Stampin’ on Tuesday

Challenge #351 : Theme Winter Time

This is simply a fun sketch!

libbystamps, stampin up, Merry Cafe, Coffee Cup Framelits, Christmas Around the World DSP, Watercolor Christmas Project Kit, TSOT

This is one of my favorite stamp sets from the Holiday Mini catalog, Merry Cafe. It pairs perfectly with the Coffee Cup framelits from the regular catalog. It makes for a sweet, simple holiday card!

The other designers at Try Stampin’ on Tuesday created some really great cards too! Check them out! If you would like to join our challenge, you can on our blog, or on our Facebook site!

Stampin’ Up Supplies –

  • Stamp Set – Merry Cafe
  • Framelits – Coffee Cup
  • Card Stock – Very Vanilla, Real Red, Old Olive
  • Ink – Black Memento
  • DSP – Christmas Around the World
  • Other – Watercolor Christmas Project kit
Happy Stampin’
Libby

Need more Christmas inspiration? How about checking out the Create with Connie and Mary November Session. These tutorials make planning your holiday cards 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!

Green, Black, Gold – Create with Connie and Mary Saturday Blog Hop

Happy Saturday! Time for some creative inspiration from Create with Connie and Mary and our Saturday blog hop!

Our theme this week is Green, Black and Gold.

This is a great one for me as these are some of my favorite colors!

I started with my favorite this year, the gold envelope liners from the Watercolor Christmas Project kit.

These gold liners are more like a mirrored paper as I later found out as I was photographing my finished card. (NOTE the glare across the picture!)

libbystamps, stampin up, Night in Bethlehem, Bethlehem Edgelits, Night in Bethlehem Bundle, Merry Little Christmas DSP, CCMC

Using the Bethlehem Edgelits, I cut the two city scenes in the gold. I used dimensionals to get lots of height on the card front on top of the Designer Series Paper. And, even the paper is on dimensionals too! I kept the sentiment simple.

libbystamps, stampin up, Night in Bethlehem, Bethlehem Edgelits, Night in Bethlehem Bundle, Merry Little Christmas DSP, CCMC

This is a little better picture (minimal glare and reflection) to demonstrate the BEAUTY of this ‘envelope liner’ paper. It’s way too pretty to line a card with it – it deserves to have the spotlight!

This is a must see hop using these colors! Check out what Debbie Henderson created going forward, and going back to Mary Brown. I know you’ll be inspired!

Stampin’ Up Supplies

  • Stamp Set – Night in Bethlehem
  • Framelits – Bethlehem Edgelits
  • Bundles – Night in Bethlehem
  • Card Stock – Old Olive, Very Vanilla
  • Ink – Black Memento
  • DSP – Merry Little Christmas
  • Other – Watercolor Christmas Project kit
Happy Stampin’
Libby

Stumped in your Christmas card designing? Did you see the Create with Connie and Mary November Session!?!? These tutorials make planning your holiday cards 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!


 

We Create – December Blog Hop

December??? Where has this year gone??

Welcome to the second post for today! This one is a Blog Hop too for We Create!

What we do is, ‘we create’ a card then ‘step it up’ or ‘step it over’.

I started with this –

libbystamps, stampin up, Watercolor Words, Merry Little Christmas, We Create

A very nice card! Wonderful – fun, bright, cheery colors! Then I stepped up the design……

……by adding some ribbon behind the sentiment that’s how! I never think to do this, but, it adds so much to a design.

Now, the card is a WOW! This was one of the choices at my November Card Buffet a couple of weeks ago and it was a total hit!!!

libbystamps, stampin up, Watercolor Words, Merry Little Christmas, We Create

I do love the addition of the ribbon. It just makes the card!

Take a little time and tell me your thoughts on the two cards. Then head to the talented Kris KilkennyStampin’ Up Supplies –

  • Stamp Set – Watercolor Words
  • Card Stock – Berry Burst, Whisper White, Lemon Lime Twist
  • Ink – Berry Burst
  • DSP – Merry Little Christmas
  • Punches – 2 1/2 (retired)
  • Other – 2017 Sale-a-Bration Silver Ribbon (retired)
Happy Stampin’
Libby

Stumped in your Christmas card designing? Did you see the Create with Connie and Mary November Session!?!? These tutorials make planning your holiday cards 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!