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Happy Thursday!

I have an adorable card designed for our new color challenge at Create with Connie and Mary –

I have been itching to play with the new Apron of Love bundle. So, I finally thought these colors were perfect to design with!

libbystamps, stampin up, Apron of Love, Yay You, Apron Builder framelits, Apron of Love Bundle, Bubbles & Fizz DSP, Tutti-Frutti Cards & Envelopes, CCMCI started by cutting the apron from the Sale-a-Bration Designer Series Paper, Bubbles & Fizz.

I used the hostess set, Yay You, to stamp the hearts on either side of the strip of Lemon Lime Twist (it’s part of a card from the Tutti-Frutti Cards & Envelopes, a free Sale-a-Bration item).

The trim along the bottom of the apron is the same as the Calypso Coral trim along the side of the Lemon Lime Twist strip. It’s one of the framelits included in the set! So are the cute little utensils and the apron pocket! This set is just adorable!

Check out the other Design team cards on our blog. You can show off your creations on our Facebook page this week!

Stampin’ Up Supplies –

  • Stamp Set – Apron of Love, Yay You (hostess)
  • Framelits – Apron Builder
  • Bundles – Apron of Love
  • Card Stock – Whisper White, Bermuda Bay, Calypso Coral, Silver Foil
  • Ink – Bermuda Bay, Calypso Coral, Lemon Lime Twist
  • DSP – Bubbles & Fizz (Sale-a-Bration)
  • Other – Tutti-Frutti Cards & Envelopes (Sale-a-Bration)
Happy Stampin’
Libby
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Celebrating Love – Create with Connie and Mary Saturday Blog Hop

Hello, my Saturday friends! Today is Create with Connie and Mary blog hop day!

Our theme this week is Celebrating Love.

Perfect – as Valentine’s Day is this coming Wednesday. That’ll give you time recreate my card –

libbystamps, stampin up, Sure Do Love You, Lots to Love Box Framelits, Sure Do Love You Bundle, Painted with Love Specialty DSP, CCMC Isn’t this adorable? Can you guess who I made it for??

At my January Card Buffet, I featured this Bridge Fold style card as one of the choices. I decided it’d be perfect for a little Instax photo and a Valentine card. And, just THE right card for our Celebrating Love theme this week.

I started by using a 4 1/4 x 8 strip of card stock, scored at 1 1/4 and 2 1/2, from each end. Then I simply followed the basic directions for these cards.

libbystamps, stampin up, Sure Do Love You, Lots to Love Box Framelits, Sure Do Love You Bundle, Painted with Love Specialty DSP, CCMC  This will be a nice surprise as it folds flat in a standard envelope!

If you have any questions, please let me know! I’d love to hear from you!

Check out Debbie Henderson’s way of Celebrating Love, and back to Mary Brown to see what she’s created. I know you’ll be inspired by everyone on our hop this weekend!

Stampin’ Up Supplies

  • Stamp Set – Sure Do Love You
  • Framelits – Lots to Love Box
  • Bundles – Sure Do Love You
  • Card Stock – Powder Pink, Gold Foil
  • Ink – Rich Razzleberry
  • DSP – Painted with Love

Sure Do Love You, Always

Happy Thursday! So tickled to be with you and Create with Connie and Mary today!

We have a cool new sketch to inspire you –

Isn’t this fun?? I was sooo excited to be able to play! I used some new products that will be available in January (just a few days away) –

libbystamps, stampin up. CCMC, Lots to Love Box Framelits, Sure Do Love You, Sure Do Love You Bundle

Lovely card, right??

I used a new Designer Series Paper, Painted with Love Specialty, notice the gold in it? It’s very pretty! The images are stamped. And yes, they are sort of edgy the way they are stamped to! I love this!

I think this is going to be a great set to have!

The Design Team members created some wonderful cards using this sketch! Check them out on the Create with Connie and Mary blog. Create a card and link it up on our Facebook page!

Stampin’ Up Supplies –

  • Stamp Set – Sure Do Love You
  • Framelits – Lots to Love Box
  • Bundles – Sure Do Love You
  • Card Stock – Powder Pink
  • Ink – Rich Razzleberry, Melon Mambo, Calypso Coral
  • DSP – Painted with Love
Happy Stampin’
Libby

Create with Connie and Mary subscriptions are on SALE!

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). 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!

Bubble & Fizz

Hello my Thursday friends! Here to check out the new challenge for Create with Connie and Mary? You know we always have a great one!

Clean. Simple. Fun!

I’ve been really itching to play with new products………so, I did for this challenge –

libbystamps, stampin up, Bubble Over, Bottles & Bubbles Framelits, Bubble Over Bundle, Bubbles & Fizz DSP, CCMC

By attending OnStage, Stampin Up’s convention, you get some perks – one of them is ordering new stuff early.

I loved this combination of the Bubble Over bundle (stamp set and framelits) from the upcoming Spring Mini and the Designer Series Paper, Bubbles & Fizz from the upcoming 2018 Sale-a-bration. It’s a great combination.

Another great combination is the Design Team at Create with Connie and Mary! Check out their creations using this new sketch – then create something of your own and link it up on our Facebook page. We love to see how we inspire you!

Stampin’ Up Supplies –

  • Stamp Set – Bubble Over
  • Framelits – Bottles & Bubbles
  • Bundles – Bubble Over (available
  • Card Stock – Basic Grey, Silver Foil
  • Ink – Black Memento
  • DSP – Bubbles & Fizz (Sale-a-Bration 2018 free item)
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!

Yellow, Orange and Green Needs to be Seen

Happy Friday all!

Planning your creative time for the weekend? Perhaps color can inspire you! I have Color Challenge 4 from my downline today.

Our colors, yellow, orange and green. We had two create something this week! Yay!

I got some new stuff in from the upcoming Holiday Mini and decided to play with that for the color challenge –

libbystamps, stampin up, Painted Harvest, Painted Harvest Bundle, Leaf Punch, fall, Holiday 2018 Mini

Love the stamp set and punch bundle, Painted Harvest. And, it’s photopolymer.
libbystamps, stampin up, Painted Harvest, Painted Harvest Bundle, Leaf Punch, fall, Holiday 2018 MiniI stamped my flowers in Crushed Curry and Tangerine Tango. The leaves are an old favorite, Garden Green.

Joan made a beautiful card using the much sought after Daisy Bundle –

Joan W. Stampin Up

Great use of the colors! And, did you notice all the fussy cutting on the scallops??? WOW! Looks like something I’d do!

Carole created this awesome design –

I love this sunburst technique! I haven’t done it in a while! I love it when I’m inspired by my stampin’ friends!

Love the way Cheryl used the colors –

Cyl Sand, Stampin' Up

I’ll have to ask how she did this. I love the background.

All terrific cards this week!

I wonder what colors will be on for next week?? See you next Friday for Color Challenge 5.

Happy Stampin’
Libby

Guess what has become available today????

Yessssss, the August Session for Create with Connie and Mary!

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