Favorite New Designer Series Paper – Create with Connie and Mary Saturday Blog Hop

Happy Saturday! Time for a Create with Connie and Mary blog hop!

Our theme this week is Favorite New Designer Series Paper.

The catalog is relatively new for and I haven’t had the opportunity to play around with all the Designer Series Papers. And, if you know me, you know I will just keep playing with the same thing!

I really do like this Sweet Soiree Designer Series Paper. I love the shiny silver accent in the design.

libbystamps, stampin up, Lovely Wishes, Layering Circles, Sweet Soiree DSP, Silver 3/8 Metallic Edge Ribbon, CCMC

I’m a little behind the times as these ‘Box in a Card’ cards were all the rage around Christmas. I decided this beautiful paper would be lovely to showcase this style of card!

libbystamps, stampin up, Lovely Wishes, Layering Circles, Sweet Soiree DSP, Silver 3/8 Metallic Edge Ribbon, CCMC

This particular pattern is cool because it’s the same pattern, one with a Berry Burst base, the other a Whisper White base. It made a nice coordination here.

I watched several videos and tutorials how to create this card. In the end, I did my own thing with the cut out in the card to hold the box. The box was like all that I saw, a 6×6 piece of paper, scored at 2″ all around. Quite easy I must say.

Go forward to Debbie Henderson, and see what her favorite Designer Series Paper, DSP, is. Go back to Mary Brown. I know you’ll be inspired by her favorite DSP too!

 

Stampin’ Up Supplies

  • Stamp Set – Lovely Wishes
  • Framelits – Layering Circles
  • Card Stock – Powder Pink, Silver Foil, Berry Burst
  • Ink – Rich Razzleberry
  • DSP – Sweet Soiree
  • Other – Silver 3/8 Metallic Edge Ribbon

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Favorite Occasions Stamp Set – Create with Connie and Mary Saturday Blog

Welcome to first Saturday blog hop for Create with Connie and Mary!

Our theme this week is Favorite Occasions Stamp Set.

Well, for me, I have several of the stamp sets and I am just getting around to playing with them!

I’ve seen soo many pretty cards made with this versatile stamp set, Beautiful Day, that I decided to play with it today –

libbystamps, stampin up, Beautiful Day, CCMC, 2018 Occasion, butterfly, birthday

I’m glad I did! The result is stunning!

I stamped the butterfly on Whisper White. I carefully colored it using Stampin’ Up’s classic Stampin’ Write Markers. I purposely wanted the lines from the markers to be visible, so I slowly made long brush strokes as I colored each section on the butterfly wings.

Yes, I fussy cut the butterfly after it was colored. Then, I just assemble the card! Very easy card I must say!

Follow the blog hop to Debbie Henderson, or go back to Mary Brown. I know you’ll be inspired with every project you see! 

Stampin’ Up Supplies

  • Stamp Set – Beautiful Day
  • Card Stock – Tempting Turquoise, Lemon Lime Twist, Berry Burst
  • Ink – Black Memento, Lemon Lime Twist
  • Other – Stampin’ Write Markers in Tempting Turquoise, Lemon Lime Twist, Berry Burst & Fresh Fig

Blogging friends Blog Hop – January – Baby, It’s Cold Outside

Welcome to the first post of the year!!!! Whoop! Whoop!

As you can see, our theme this month is Baby, It’s Cold Outside.

Huh……that could mean anything! So, I went with the obvious and when it’s cold outside, I want to warm up inside. What better way to do that than with coffee or hot chocolate!

libbystamps, stampin up, BFBH, Balloon Celebration, Coffee Cafe, Merry Cafe, Coffee Cup Framelits, Coffee Cafe Bundle, Tutti-frutti Cards & Envelopes

These are smaller cards meant to be left by the coffee maker as an invitation to join me for a warm beverage! I often do this – it lets others know they are loved!

I used some free (earned during Sale-a-Bration) Tutti-frutti Cards & Envelopes that I cut in half to make these smaller cards. The coffee mug on the left, I added a handle to the cup by using the framelit letter ‘C’. So easy! The other cup card is just a standard coffee cup framelit.

Sale-a-Bration starts January 3 and runs through March 31, 2018. For every $50 (USD) purchased, you will receive a free item of your choice from the Sale-a-Bration catalog! I’d love to send you a catalog – just ask! 

Going forward, you’ll head over to, Mary, going back, you head to Anna. Please take the time to leave a comment. I love hearing from you!

 

Stampin’ Up Supplies –

  • Stamp Set – Balloon Celebration, Coffee Cafe, Merry Cafe
  • Framelits – Coffee Cup
  • Bundles – Coffee Cafe
  • Card Stock – Crumb Cake, Whisper White, Soft Sky, So Saffron, Vellum
  • Ink – Crumb Cake, Early Espresso, Calypso Coral
  • Other – Tutti-frutti Cards & Envelopes
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!

New Stuff – Create with Connie and Mary Saturday Blog Hop

Winding down the 2017 year! And, taking some much-needed ‘me’ time to create for Create with Connie and Mary and our Saturday blog hop.

Our theme this week is, NEW STUFF! As a (hobby or business) demonstrator, one of the perks is being able to order products a little earlier than non-demonstrators. It is an awesome perk! And, really awesome when you have time to actually use them! This time of year gets a bit challenging! 

I used several things to create this ensemble –

libbystamps, stampin up, CCMC, Amazing You, Celebrate You Thinlits, Lots to Love Box Framelits, Petal Pair EF, Tutti-frutti Adhesive Backed Sequins, Whisper White Narrow Note Cards & Envelopes,

This is a card box, labeled Celebrate Amazing You, in the upper left corner and three coordinating cards to fit in the box.

The box is a new box from the Lots to Love Framelits. The note cards are new as well and smaller at just 2 1/2 x 4 1/2. The are made specifically to go inside the box! How cool is that?

The stamped images are from a Sale-a-Bration set Amazing You and this time we have coordinating framelits you can earn too, Celebrate You Thinlits! I am really excited about this years assortment of free products you can earn!

The last thing that I added to the set were the Berry Burst adhesive backed sequins from the new 2018 Spring Mini!

If you are interested in learning more about being a demonstrator or about Sale-a-Bration, please contact me! Starting in January, you can ear 2 extra FREE stamp sets with your new demonstrator starter kit. You earn a FREE product with any $50 purchase as well!

Enough about me, go check out our designers – onward to Debbie Henderson, and back to Mary Brown. I know you’ll be inspired!

Stampin’ Up Supplies

  • Stamp Set – Amazing You (Sale-a-Bration 2018 item)
  • Framelits – Lots to Love, Celebrate You (Sale-a-Bration 2018 item)
  • Card Stock – Lemon Lime Twist, Basic Black
  • Ink – Lemon Lime Twist, Basic Black
  • Other – Whisper White Narrow Note Cards & Envelopes, Petal pair EF, Tutti-frutti Adhesive Backed Sequins

 


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!

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

Vanilla, Gold, Cherry – Create with Connie and Mary Saturday Blog Hop

Christmas is not too far away! Busy getting ready for it?

It’s time to take a break and join Create with Connie and Mary for our blog hop!

Our theme this week : Vanilla, Gold and Cherry Tag

These are some of favorite colors!

This has been something I’ve been wanting to try –

libbystamps, stampin up, Back in Plaid, Coffee Cup Framelits, Large Letters Framelits, Be Merry DSP, Foil Snowflakes, CCMC

Creating a coffee mug / cup using the Coffee Cup Framelits and the Large Letters Framelits. It was just the perfect focal point for this tag! It will go great on a package of hot chocolate!

Go forward to see the talented Debbie Henderson and her creations, and going back, you’ll see the simply wonderful, Mary Brown. I know you’ll be inspired by both of them!

Stampin’ Up Supplies

  • Stamp Set – Back in Plaid
  • Framelits – Coffee Cup, Large Letters
  • Card Stock – Very Vanilla, Cherry Cobbler
  • Ink – Cherry Cobbler
  • DSP – Be Merry
  • Other – Foil Snowflakes, November Paper Pumpkin (Back in Plaid)
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