Silver Elite and Team Meeting SWAPS

Good news! Good news!

I was promoted to Silver Elite during the most recent Sale-a-Bration! Yay! So excited!!!! Thank you to Joan and Karen for joining my team! Welcome!

At our team meeting last night, my upline, Pearl Robb, surprised me with a sweet little, unexpected, gift! I just had to take a picture because, she too was promoted too!

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We also did a few make’n takes and created cards to swap!

Here are the swaps from everyone.

I’ll start with mine of course! I also had it on my Card Buffet this weekend. It’s a really cute graduation card –

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It’s standard card size too!

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I got the idea from Debbie Henderson. She has a great tutorial for this shorter version. Check her out!

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Pearl’s card.

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Joan’s card.

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Cheryl’s card.

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Cari’s card.

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Shirley’s Card.

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Gail’s card.

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Nancy’s card.

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Diana’s card.

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Sally’s card.

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Susan’s card.

All the cards were awesome this month! Happy to have these samples!

We had a wonderful time chatting and catching up on things! I wished were all able to meet more often!

Happy Stampin’
Libby

The Create with Connie and Mary April Mini Session is open!  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.
  • 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 Demo….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!

Congratulations, Graduate!

Today we have a super sketch over at Create with Connie and Mary –

I was really inspired by it. As we know, graduation season will be starting next month (I know, right? You didn’t realize it, did you!?). I decided to get to work on grads ideas! I have made two recently, here is one of them using our sketch this week –

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How fun and fresh and modern is this???

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…..and, when you open it, it’s a gift card holder too! I used the same size Whisper White panel as the front, this time, I only adhered it to three side leaving the left side open to slide something fun in the pocket. Use Tear & tape for this for the extra strong bond.

TIP : if you’re adding a gift card, place the gift card down first then adhere the panel. That way, the gift card will slid out easily. 

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I can wait to create more of these. Maybe in local school colors? This is just a great design to create with!

Check out our design team inspiration at Create with Connie and Mary. Get inspired? Link up your project on our Facebook page!

Supplies –

  • Stamp Set – Suite Sentiments
  • Framelits – Balloon Framelits, Large Numbers
  • Card Stock – Basic Black, Whisper White, Real Red
  • Ink – Memento Black
  • DSP – Fabulous Foil Acetate
  • Other – Tear & Tape Adhesive
Happy Stampin’
Libby

The Create with Connie and Mary April Mini Session is open!  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.
  • 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 Demo….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!

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