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

Hey, Chick

Playing around with some more Sale-a-Bration stuff……This time it’s for Create with Connie and Mary.

Here is our sketch challenge for the week –

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These types of sketches are my favorite! I decided to play with the cute little Hey, Chick for this –

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love, Love, LOVE, these feathered birds!!!!

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They are just too much fun!

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You just can’t help but smile when you see them!?!?! Perhaps that’ll help you overlook the fact you have to fussy cut them……sometimes you just have to pull out those scissors and just say, ‘cluck it’ and just get to cuttin’!

I got you to laughin’, didn’t I? Yes, tell me about it – I love comments!

I said this is a terrific sketch. Check out what the other design team members created and join our challenge this week. You can submit your cards on our Facebook page.

Supplies –

  • Stamp Set – Hey, Chick
  • Card Stock – Real Red, So Saffron, Whisper White
  • DSP – Pop of Pink Specialty
  • Ink – Tuxedo Black Memento
  • Punches – Banner Triple
  • Other – Basic Black Solid Baker’s Twine
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

 

 

Birthday Wild

Currently I am creatin’ when I can……it’s a busy, busy, busy week….

I have a Card Buffet next weekend and challenge alway seem to help me figure it out!

I liked this challenge from a Facebook group, Stampin’ Girls Gone Wild

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It’s just a classic layout!

In no time I created this –

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It’s such a sweet birthday card! This DSP really helped to create a fabulous card without effort!

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The circle focal point I did move to the other side (from the sketch) because it just looked better over the sentiment. The font of this sentiment in Milestone Moments matches this paper perfectly! Sometimes that’s really hard to find just the right stamp!

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And, I also used dimensionals to raise the focal point a bit.

What do you think? We have a winner? Would this be a great choice on the Card Buffet next weekend? Comments are always welcomed!

Happy Stampin’
Libby

Five Card Friday

Last weekend I had a wonderful Card Buffet. I usually post my selection board on Facebook and Instagram for all the attendees to see. Then, if I get time, I post the individual cards in subsequent posts. Well. I didn’t take the time to do that.

Instead, I decided to post the five I hadn’t blogged about today. Get ready to pin some great cards!!!

This was card 1 –

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It was actually a card I created here. This time, for class, I added the additional colors to show two-step stamping. It seemed no one had trouble lining it up either! My biggest concern…..

I had just received a stamp order right before the class. This Stylish Stems Bundle was in the order and I had to play with the Stylish Stems Framelits –

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This became another card on the board because I just loved the simplicity of how to create it!

This stamp set, Beautiful You is quite popular right now. So, I just had to show it off as well.

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You can’t tell in the picture, but her dress and hat are colored with Wink of Stella! Nice touch in person along with the Silver Glimmer strip!

I like to create at least two cards on the board choices that use the same stamps or DSP to show the versatility of the products. Here, I used the Tie Dyed set again, combined with the Sale-a-Bration set, So Very Much.

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What a great combination! Both are bold and big. It was also very quick and easy!!!

The last card I’ll share today was also another card I had previously shown. You can see it here. However, fussy cutting is not everyone’s favorite thing to do! Imagine that????? So. I change this design up a bit!

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This was a fun card to create as it involves NO stamping! Oh, and, I also changed up the embossing folder I had used s well.

What do you think? Some great cards on the card Buffet this month? I’d love to read your thoughts!!!

Happy Stampin’
Libby

Celebrate Your Day

Happy Thursday everyone!

I have a special card I created for Create with Connie and Mary Thursday challenges!

Here is the color challenge –

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A wonderful set of colors to create with!

This card was special because it did double duty this week. For one, it was on this months Card Buffet, and of course, it was designed for the color challenge to inspire you!

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Isn’t this a great card?

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It’s so fun! It’d be a great masculine for young or old!

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The de-bossed image is quite cool. It’s refreshing from some of the other embossing folders we have.

I featured the other folder in the set on the Buffet too. Both were very popular choices this past weekend. This is together, on the same page, in the new Occasions Mini catalog. It’s one of my favorites!

TIP : When using this folder, or the one that says, HAPPY, before running it through the Big Shot, spritz the card stock with half alcohol and half (distilled) water to soften the paper and dry quickly after the embossing. I noticed if not, creases can form in odd places in your card stock.

I hope my card inspired you! Please leave me a comment before heading over to Create with Connie and Mary to see what the other design team created using these colors. Play along with us!

Card challenges are a great way to get your creative juices going! So get to creatin’!!!

Supplies –

  • Stamp Set – Happy Celebrations
  • Big Shot – Celebrations Duo EF
  • Punches – Duet Banner
  • Card Stock – Pacific Point, Whisper White
  • DSP – Party Animal
  • Ink – Crushed Curry, Pacific Point
  • Other – Emerald Envy Baker’s Twine
Happy Stampin’
Libby

Shades of Happy

I’ve been prepping all week for a Card Buffet this weekend. I always look to challenges to spark my creativity when creating the projects for the event.

This time I ran across Hand Stamped Sentiments for some inspirational colors –

I had an idea for a feminine type card, but I needed color direction. These colors were PERFECT!

I was interested in using the Celebrations Duo twice to show off how cool it is. And, cost-effective too! So I came up with this –

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I love it!!!! It’s a very similar card to this one.

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I spritzed each panel with half water and half alcohol prior to embossing to soften the paper. This is a rather deep impressions folder and it can crease or dimple the card stock if you don’t.

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The simple, minimal stamped sentiment goes well with the repeated HAPPY. And the Emerald Envy Baker’s Twine is THE finishing touch this card needed!

I think this will be a popular card this weekend. What do you think?

Happy Stampin’
Libby