Glimmer Celebrate

We are having some beautiful weather here in the Lone Star state! Still, I like to be inside with the blinds open creating!

Today, it’s for, Create with Connie and Mary.

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Really nice spring colors! I was a little stumped in my design though.

I created a card for any type of happy news –

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The (**no longer available) Sweet Sugarplum Glimmer paper really adds the ‘pop’ this card needed! Don’t you agree?

**This Glimmer Paper was a promotional item for Sale-a-Bration 2017 that has sold out. Until March 31st, you may pick one of these items instead.)

Check out what the other Design Team members created on our blog. Some of the designs, I had an ‘oh, duh, why didn’t I think of that moment’!!!!

You can submit a card using the above colors on our Facebook page. Hope to see you there!

Supplies –

  • Stamp Set – Happy Celebrations
  • Card Stock – Mint Macaron, Whisper White
  • Ink – So Saffron, Sweet Sugarplum, Mint Macaron
  • DSP – By the Shore
  • Punches – Balloon Bouquet
  • Other – Celebrations Duo EF, 6×6 Glimmer Paper
Happy Stampin’
Libby

The Create with Connie and Mary March Mini Session is now open!  Our mini sessions includes the instructions for 14 projects with full step-by-step tutorials:

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  • Each mini session includes TWELVE unique cards featuring three stamp sets.
  • 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.
  • The FABULOUS design team designs the projects – Connie Babbert, Mary Brown, 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)
  • And, if you are a Demos….this is a tax deduction for your Stampin’ Up! business? But…you don’t need to be a demo to enjoy this mini-subscriptions!

So…NOW is a great to subscribe to have all these wonderful ideas right at your fingertips! Head over to Create with Connie and Mary and subscribe today!

Birthday Sprinkles

Whew. Time to slow things down a bit today with a Create with Connie and Mary challenge.

We have a cool layout today to spark your creativity –

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The past few days, my challenges have used the Cool Treats Bundle. Today, no different. I like for you to have some great ideas when I encourage to purchase a new bundle, lol!

Here is my take with this layout –

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Sweet. Fun. Easy.

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The silver foil bowl is ‘filled’ it with chocolate, strawberry and peach ‘ice creams’!!!

It’s a really fun card that I’m really happy with! I can’t wait to send it out!

You can see our design team creations on the Create with Connie and Mary blog, you can link up to out challenge on our Facebook page.

Supplies –

  • Stamp Set – Cool Treats
  • Framelits – Frozen Treats, Layering Squares Framelits
  • Bundles – Cool Treats Bundle
  • Card Stock – Pear Pizzaz, Pool Party
  • Ink – Chocolate Chip
  • DSP – Tasty Treats
  • Other – Silver Foil
Happy Stampin’
Libby

Make a Wish, We Create March Blog Hop

Save the best for last? Um, maybe. This is the third post for today, and it’s for We Create Bloggers!

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I decided to go with the same layout this month and use different color schemes.

Here is the first simply sweet card –

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I say sweet because it uses Sweet Sugarplum and the new Sale-a-Bration glimmer paper pack you can get, For Free.

My other card is geared to be a bit more masculine and uses the Bermuda Bay glimmer paper and coordinating DSP.

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Yes, both of these, plus Mint Macaron Glimmer paper come in the 6×6 Glimmer Paper Assortment, 12 sheets, 4 of each color!

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What do you think? Best was saved for last?

Leave a comment before going onto the next talented designer, Julie Wadlinger – and we all love to read your comments!

Supplies –

  • Stamp Set – Window Shopping
  • Dies – Window Box Thinlits
  • Bundles – Window Shopping Bundle
  • Card Stock – Very vanilla, Sweet Sugarplum, Whisper White, Bermuda Bay
  • DSP – Brights DSP Stack, Playful Palette
  • Ink – Sweet Sugarplum, Bermuda Bay
  • Other – 1/8″ Gold Ribbon, Gold Glimmer Paper, Sale-a-Bration 6×6 Glimmer Paper Assortment
Happy Stampin’
Libby

Blogging Friends Blog Hop – March

Bright and early mornin’ to you! This is the first of three posts of the day to get your creativity going. And, it’s a blog hop so grab some coffee and take a look at all the wonderful ideas we’ve got for you!

Our theme this month is, of course, Sale-a-Bration, or SAB as I like to call it. This is the last month to get all these free items.

Remember, this is a great time to stock up on ink refills, retiring In-Colors, markers, adhesives and envelopes. Things you need all the time but forget to order. Do it now and get something fun with those purchases!

On with the feature!

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So, so many products I could have went with for this hop. I decided to keep it simple.

Sale-a-Bration always gives away a DSP package. I used the same one in all three of my cards.

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This card shows off four of the patterns quite well. A simple, but stunning layout adapted from the brochure itself! It was featured at my February Card Buffet.

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This pattern I absolutely did NOT like. However, in this window card, I loved it! Guess it was the design or something.

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You get the idea of my window card a little better here.

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The last card shows off a stamp set I haven’t used much. It made for an adorable card though, didn’t it? This is my favorite card of the projects. It’s light and free, no pun intended.

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All together a great group of SAB cards!

Please leave me some kind words now that your cup of coffee is empty!

This is a blog hop, so head on over to Mary Blocher to see what she has done with this months Sale-a-bration theme!

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Happy Stampin’
Libby

Sweet Treats for Watercooler Wednesday #108

This is the typical Wednesday for me, a post for Watercooler Wednesday. Today, this is post number two of three!

This is a weekly design team I’m on.

We have a great sketch from Gail this week –

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A little edgy. A lot of fun!

I do admit, I was stumped with which way I should go.

Ultimately, I decided with the same set i did yesterday. The Cool treats Bundle.

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Simply a nice little birthday card.

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What really made this card was the over use of the Wink of Stella Glitter pen! I really didn’t mean too. It’s a new pens and it just started coming out! It happens!

See what the other design team members created and join up with our challenge! It’s quite fun!

Supplies –

  • Stamp Set – Cool Treats
  • Framelits – Frozen Treats, Lots of Labels
  • Bundles – Cool Treats Bundle
  • Card Stock – Pool Party, Pink Pirouette, Crumb Cake, Peek-a-Boo Peach, Watermelon Wonder
  • Ink – Chocolate Chip
  • DSP – Tasty Treats
  • Other – Wink of Stella
Happy Stampin’
Libby

Cool Treats Birthday

It’s been a few days since I’ve posted. I’m trying to recover from last week and being so sick.

Since it’s Tuesday, it’s time for a Try a Stampin’ on Tuesday challenge –

Challenge #311. Optional Theme : Checkerboard or Plaid

Pretty cool layout! Perfect for the Cool Treats Bundle –

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Since we needed to use ‘checks’ – this paper was the way to go! It made for a really cute, sweet card!

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I used some of the new glimmer DSP you can get for FREE during Sale-a-bration for the sparkly ice cream scoops!!! They look yummy, don’t they? The repeated stamped sentiment is also a Sale-a-bration item too!!!!

You can see the other design team creation on our blog or Facebook. Come check us out! And, PLAY along with us!!

Happy Stampin’
Libby

Glittery Birthday Wishes for Watercooler Wednesday #106

I hope you had a wonderful, Singles Awareness Day, Valentine’s Day, Valentime’s Day – February 14th!

It’s time to shift our card making to a different theme. Will birthdays work?

This week over at Watercooler Wednesday, we have a terrific challenge –

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This is nice, Clean And Simple with sparkle theme??

I think I hit the mark here –

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Nice, huh? Very sparklyE!

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It was quite simple to create having this die cut focal point! I just stamped the birthday sentiment and placed glimmer paper between the layers so it would show through! How easy is that??

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The finishing touch was this wonderful ribbon you can get FREE with Sale-a-Bration! You get two in a pack, for free – one silver, one gold!!!! Both are soo beautiful!!!

This die cut is a bundle along with the stamp set! That can’t beat that!

Check out what the others created and join our challenge this week! We’d love to see you participate!

Supplies –

  • Stamp Set – Window Shopping
  • Dies – Window Box Thinlits
  • Bundles – Window Shopping Bundle
  • Card Stock – Whisper White
  • Ink – Tuxedo Black Memento
  • Other – Silver Glimmer Paper, 3/8 Metallic Ribbon Combo Pack (Sale-a-Bration)
Happy Stampin’
Libby