Watercooler Wednesday 136 – Gail’s All About Birthdays Challenge

Gettin’ back into the bloggin’ groove again. Today, I designed a card for Watercooler Wednesday.

Great universal theme hosted by our talented Gail –

I went with a pretty flower – tulips!

libbystamps, stampin up, Beautiful Bouquet, Bouquet Bunch Framelits, Beautiful Bouquet Bundle, Everyday label Punch, WWC

These tulips look so real! Both pieces are framelits too!

I loved this Beautiful Bouquet stamp set and Bouquet Bunch framelit set! The stamp set has so many sentiments too!!! Great for all any number  of occasions.

You can see the other Design Team inspiration cards on our Watercooler Wednesday blog. And, you can even link up a card there too!

Supplies –

  • Stamp Set – Beautiful Bouquet
  • Framelits – Bouquet Bunch
  • Bundles – Beautiful Bouquet
  • Card Stock – Daffodil Delight, Whisper White
  • Ink – Old Olive, Daffodil Delight, Melon Mambo, Real Red
  • Punches – Everyday label Punch (2017 Holiday Mini)
  • Other – 1/4 Double Stitched Daffodil Delight Ribbon
Happy Stampin’
Libby

Our Create with Connie and Mary September Session is ready to purchase! Please support me and the Design Team by purchasing any of our tutorial sessions. Previous month tutorials are still available.

Here is a sneak at the September projects –

 September featured sets –
  • Pick a Pumpkin Bundle
  • Tags & Trimming Bundle
  • Spooky Cat Bundle
  • Festive Phrases Stamp Set
  • Colorful Seasons 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

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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Watercooler Wednesday 135 – Judy’s Feminine ‘Anything Goes’ Challenge

Slowly getting back into creating and blogging. Between working a part-time job, helping others with recovery needs, my own moving of stuff and a retired husband home – sometimes hard to find my creative time! I’ll get there. I know.

Good thing about challenges. Commitment. So, I have to create! Works for me!

Today, I got busy for Watercooler Wednesday!

We have our usual round of challenges. Today, it’s hosted by Judy –

These are probably our core in card making! Women love handmade things, especially cards!

I had packed these particular new items up a couple of weeks ago (wow, that long already?!?!) in preparation for Harvey, and, of course misplaced them when I went to put them back!

But, alas, I found what I was looking for and created this –

libbystamps, stampin up, Rose Wonder, Quilt Builder Framelits, WWC, quilt

It’s a new product in Stampin Up’s holiday Holiday mini catalog called the Quilt Builder Framelits! Name is very fitting I’d say! It’s paired with a Christmas set. Clearly these framelits are not exclusively Christmas.

libbystamps, stampin up, Rose Wonder, Quilt Builder Framelits, WWC, quilt

All these colors work nicely too! This is going to be a favorite set of mine I think! It paired well with the Happy Birthday font from the Rose Wonder stamp set.

As a tip if you own this framelit set, as you make your quilt die cuts, save the inside unused quilt pieces for future use! You’ll have enough pieces for a new scrap quilt in no time! 

Alright. Check out the other Design Team cards at Watercooler Wednesday this week. Take time to link up a card too!

Supplies –

  • Stamp Set – Rose Wonder
  • Framelits – Quilt Builder
  • Card Stock – Sweet Sugarplum, Berry Burst, Powder Pink, Basic Black, Very Vanilla
  • Ink – Black Memento
Happy Stampin’
Libby

Did you know, as Harvey waters moved closer, I was in the midst of moving all my current stamp stuff to higher ground, I managed to do my part for our September Session with Create with Connie and Mary?  I must say, I created an adorable 3-D item this time around. Please support me and the Design Team by purchasing any of our tutorial sessions. September will be available on the 11th.

Here is a sneak at the September projects –

 September features –
  • Pick a Pumpkin Bundle
  • Tags & Trimming Bundle
  • Spooky Cat Bundle
  • Festive Phrases Stamp Set
  • Colorful Seasons 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

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!

Purple Color Craze

Happy Friday!

If you’re a regular, you know on Fridays I host an optional challenge for my downline.

(Downline : I am a Stampin’ Up stamps demonstrator, downlines are too. They have signed up under me as hobbyist or as a person who might make extra income. If you are interested in this, please contact me.) 

We are up to Challenge 5!! Yes, I still need to create those nifty blocks with the color squares in them! Our colors this week were purple, grey and vanilla.

I played with something new –

libbystamps, stampin up, Grown With Love Bundle, Grown with Love, Garden Grown Framelits

Such a sweet stamp set and framelits!

libbystamps, stampin up, Grown With Love Bundle, Grown with Love, Garden Grown Framelits

I miss spending time outside. But, with temperatures at 100, with 100% humidity – it’s nearly impossible. So, I’ll create cards of flowers instead of cultivating them in the garden!

Enough about me! A couple participated in the color challenge this week. Here is Joan’s adorable card –

Stampin' Up, Joan W, Foxy Friends, Better Together, Hearth and Home, Bloomin Heart, Brick Wall EF

It’s actually a remembrance of her tuxedo cat that passed 13 years ago! Sweet idea to peek from the window.

I really like the fresh Fig and Rich Razzleberry flowers in the window box. Looks great against the brick wall.

Carole created a wonderful money holder –

Stampin' Up, Carole C, Sunshine Wishes, Swirly Scribble Thinlits, Happy birthday circle die, Wink of Stella

Start to open the tri-fold –

Stampin' Up, Carole C, Sunshine Wishes, Swirly Scribble Thinlits, Happy birthday circle die, Wink of Stella

First flap……

Stampin' Up, Carole C, Sunshine Wishes, Swirly Scribble Thinlits, Happy birthday circle die, Wink of Stella

Second flap where the goods are placed! Love the Fresh Fig with the Smoky Slate! Great combination for this project!

Some great cards this week!

Happy Stampin’
Libby

Did you know that I am also part of the Create with Connie and Mary Design Team? I am! 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

Watercooler Wednesday 132 – Marsha’s Masculine Anything Goes Challenge

Week is halfway done. Time for a Watercooler Wednesday challenge!

Theme this week as you can see, masculine!

I always seem to gravitate towards simple, clean, darker colors.This is what I designed –

libbystamps, stampin up, Happy Celebrations, Banners for You, Bunch of Banners Framelits, Wood Textures DSP, WWC

I started with stamping the ‘happy’ sentiment on the Wood Textures paper. I just built the card from there. Adding elements such as the stamped party hats and then the adding the presents as I went along. It just needed a little something at each step.

And, it’s not too overdone. You agree?

Need a little more inspiration? Well, check out our Watercooler Wednesday blog. Some great ideas that everyone came up with. You can also link your creation to our challenge there as well.

Supplies –

  • Stamp Set – Happy Celebrations, Banners for You
  • Framelits – Bunch of Banners
  • Card Stock – Crumb Cake, Dapper Denim, Real Red, Very Vanilla
  • Ink – Dapper Denim, Real Red, Very Vanilla
  • DSP – Wood Textures
Happy Stampin’
Libby

Did you know that I am also part of the Create with Connie and Mary Design Team? I am! Our most recent August Session is now available for purchase.

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

Kewpie Girl, Let’s Celebrate Your Day

Yes, the title is funny!!! But, wait until you see the card!

I designed this for Try Stampin’ on Tuesday today. We have a new bi-weekly sketch, #335, that just came out today –

I love these simple sketches!

I pulled out the Birthday Memories DSP (Designer Series Paper)……

libbystamps, stampin up, Birthday Delivery, Birthday Memories Suite, Birthday Delivery Bundle, Birthday Friends Framelits, Decorative Ribbon Border Punch, TSOT

……..and quickly framelit cut this little ‘kewpie’ girl out. This was simple and quick to put together. And, oh, so, adorable!!

I added a strip of DSP from the Fresh Florals pack and a hint of the scallops punched from the Decorative Ribbon Border.

You can check out the other Design Teams cards either on our blog or our Facebook. You can also link up a card using our sketch on either site as well! I hope to see you creative talent!

Supplies –

  • Stamp Set – Birthday Delivery
  • Framelits – Birthday Friends
  • Bundles – Birthday Delivery
  • Card Stock – Soft Sky, Powder Pink
  • Ink – Early Espresso
  • DSP – Birthday Memories, Fresh Florals
  • Punches – Decorative Ribbon Border
Happy Stampin’
Libby

Our most recent August Session is now available for purchase from Create with Connie and Mary. And, yes, I created one of the tutorials!

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.

Watercooler Wednesday 131 – Kath’s All About Birthdays Challenge

Happy Wednesday my friends! Time for a challenge from Watercooler Wednesday.

We have a can’t miss challenge this week from Kath –

….because we always need birthday cards. And, we are always creating them!

I was in a watercolor mood going with this bright beauty –

libbystamps, stampin up, Happy Birthday Thinlits, Watercolor Paper, Pick a Pattern Washi Tape

Isn’t it pretty??

libbystamps, stampin up, Happy Birthday Thinlits, Watercolor Paper, Pick a Pattern Washi Tape

Very easy too. I used a clear block smeared in ink on wet Watercolor Paper to get the background effect. I used two alternating colors. Let it dry and then added the washi tape and the framelit sentiment. No stamping either! Can you believe it? 

This worked best adhering the Watercolor Paper onto Thick Whisper White card stock once dry. The regular was way too flimsy and curled with the thickness of the Watercolor Paper.

The Melon Mambo bow is retired ribbon, but it was perfect here.

Everyone created a different style of birthday card at Watercooler Wednesday. Check us out and link up a card. It’s too easy not too!

Supplies –

  • Stamp Set – none!!!
  • Framelits – Happy Birthday
  • Card Stock – Thick Whisper White, Watercolor Paper
  • Ink – Melon Mambo, Peekaboo Peach
  • Other – Pick a Pattern Washi Tape
Happy Stampin’
Libby

Just letting you know, I’m on the Create with Connie and Mary Design Team too! I create one of the monthly tutorials for them! The fabulous AUGUST session will be available on the 11th!

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.

 

Sunday Share

I love to share my creativity with people. And, I love it when those I share it with share it back!

I get lots of messages from friends and class attendees that they used this new stamp set or finally used the framelits they got or borrowed. And, I say, send me pictures of things you create, copied or not. They always forget to take a picture…..I get it.

Well, I cherish the ones I do get. I recently got a birthday card from a dear stamper friend, Charlene.

I was in aw of it. See why –

Charlene B

It is simply gorgeous! The tree and the lion are dies. The background is sponged or brayered, I’m not sure!  I just love it!! Great idea to place the tree off the sunset panel! Just fabulous!

So, THANKS Charlene for sending such a beautiful card!

On a side note……I have been trying with this new stamp catalog round to give Stampin’ Up incentive gifts for placing a certain dollar amount order. This month I gave away the new Rhinestones and added a cute reusable tag / topper for the gifts –

These are just singles.

libbystamps, stampin up, Daisy Punch, Label Me Pretty, sunflower, card candy

Here, they are cutely attached to the package –

libbystamps, stampin up, Daisy Punch, Label Me Pretty, sunflower, card candy

The washi tape and the Soft Suede scalloped flower are retired products. Glad to use a tiny pit of my stash to create these.

Best part, these are reusable!

I hope to have more Sunday Shares as I am trying to encourage people to USE their stuff! Don’t let it accumulate without ever touching it! Let me show off your project for you!

Happy Stampin’
Libby

Just letting you know, I’m on the Create with Connie and Mary Design Team too! I create one of the monthly tutorials for them! The fabulous AUGUST session will be available on the 11th!

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.