“Black or White” – Create with Connie and Mary Saturday Blog Hop

Happy Saturday my stampin’ friends! Time for a Create with Connie and Mary Saturday blog hop!

Our theme this week still features 90’s song titles. Cards this week are created with black or white or both only – no colors!

Well, this is right up my alley! These are my favorite colors to create with!

I pulled out these tried and true Sunshine Wishes Thinlits for this –

libbystamps, Stampin' Up!, Perennial Birthday, Sunshine Wishes Thinlits, Tropical Escape 6x6 DSP, CCMC

I placed those on top of a black and white strip of Tropical Escape Designer Series Paper.

It was finished off with a simple, bold sentiment from Perennial Birthday.

I love this! I can’t wait to send it out!

Go forward to check out Debbie Henderson, and back to Mary Brown. I know they’ll have some great black and white cards!

Stampin’ Up Supplies –

  • Stamp Set – Perennial Birthday
  • Framelits – Sunshine Wishes
  • Card Stock – Whisper White, Basic Black
  • Ink – Black Memento
  • DSP – Tropical Escape 6×6

Love & Thanks Tropical Style

Welcome to the Create with Connie and Mary Thursday challenge!

Our newest challenge is a color challenge to get your creative juices going –

All new colors to play with!

I decided to go a little tropical here –

libbystamps, Stampin' Up!, Tropical Chic, Tropical Chic Bundle, Tropical Thinlits, Tropical Escape Suite, CCMC

I used the Tropical Chic bundle to create this.

I stamped the flowers and the leaves first, then die cut them. I stamped the sentiment along the bottom, to the right side and added the lines above it. I knew I wanted to add the elements to the left.

A punched Pineapple Punch circle was the perfect addition to add the flowers and leaves on. It fit nicely above the sentiment.

And, that was it! Simply done!

Check out the other Design Team cards on our Create with Connie and Mary blog.

Hopefully, we will inspire you and you can show off your cards on our Facebook page!

Stampin’ Up Supplies –

  • Stamp Set – Tropical Chic
  • Framelits – Tropical
  • Bundles – Tropical Chic
  • Card Stock – Whisper White, Pineapple Punch
  • Ink – Mango Melody, Pineapple Punch, Shaded Spruce
  • Punches – 2 1/4 Circle
Happy Stampin’
Libby

Rhino Thanks You BIG TIME

Happy Tuesday my stampin’ friends! Time for a Try Stampin’ on Tuesday challenge.

Optional Theme : Pop it Up

I love these simple sketches! You can really do soo much with them!

I decided I hadn’t played with this Animal Expedition Suite from Stampin’ Up. It’s simply adorable! 

I created a ‘window’ in my card –

libbystamps, stampin up, Animal Outing, Animal Outing Bundle, Animal Friends Thinlits, Animal Expedition Suite, Animal Expedition DSP, Smokey Slate Dark Blends, TSOT

The sweet little rhino is on the outer part of the card. I used the Blends to color him. Dark Smokey Slate for the rhino, and the bird is colored with Calypso Coral and Pool Party.

Those Blends markers will bleed through our Whisper White card stock, so when opened, here is the inside –

libbystamps, stampin up, Animal Outing, Animal Outing Bundle, Animal Friends Thinlits, Animal Expedition Suite, Animal Expedition DSP, Smokey Slate Dark Blends, TSOT

Nicely finished off! The sentiment is hidden by the rhino when closed.

I love it, don’t you? It’s whimsical, fun and cute!

Check the other wonderful cards made using this sketch at Try Stampin’ on Tuesday blog. You can show us your takes using the sketch on our blog or on our Facebook page! This is a two-week challenge.

Stampin’ Up Supplies –

  • Stamp Set – Animal Outing
  • Framelits – Animal Friends
  • Bundles – Animal Outing
  • Suite – Animal Expedition
  • Card Stock – Pool Party, Whisper White
  • Ink – Black Memento, Pool Party
  • DSP – Animal Expedition
  • Punches – 1 1/4″ Circle
  • Other – Smokey Slate Blends,
Happy Stampin’
Libby

Fabulous You in Foil

Hello my stampin’ friends!

I have a card I designed for my Card Buffet this past weekend inspired by Try Stampin’ on Tuesday! We have a new bi-weekly challenge to inspire you –

 

Challenge #361, optional theme : Thinking of You.

I knew immediately that I wanted to create this –

libbystamps, stampin up, Picture Perfect Birthday, Sweet Cake Framelits, Berry Burst 3/8 Metallic Edge Ribbon, TSOT, Sale-a-bration

I started with this gorgeous Sale-a-Bration paper, Springtime Foils! It’s free with a $50 order!! FREE!!

I decided that this lovely, bright, vibrant Berry Burst card stock was the perfect pop of color to compliment the foil.

I stamped the sentiment and added these flowers – the perfect addition to the strip to tie everything together! These Sweet Cake Framelits are also a free Sale-a-Bration item too!  

As I started saying, this was on my Card Buffet this past weekend – total hit! They loved this card!

Want to see other wonderful cards using this great sketch? Check out the other Design Team members cards here. Join us too if you’d like!

Stampin’ Up Supplies –

  • Stamp Set – Picture Perfect Birthday
  • Framelits – Sweet Cake
  • Card Stock – Berry Burst, Whisper White
  • Ink – Berry Burst
  • DSP – Springtime Foils
  • Other – Berry Burst 3/8 Metallic Edge Ribbon
Happy Stampin’
Libby

Blogging Friends Blog Hop – November – Fall/Thanksgiving

Happy November 1st and a happy Blogging Friends Blog Hop morning! I’ve missed the past couple of months! Glad to be back!

Busy day for me. This is the first of three posts today. Around 7:00 am, another blog hop and a regular post.

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Our theme this month is Fall/Thanksgiving !

This is very fitting as it’s taken me awhile to get back into the swing of things with all that has happened. I am grateful to be back!

Every year at my Card Buffets, one of the choices has been some sort of Gratitude Journal. This year will be no different. I created a simple, elegant one using the October Paper Pumpkin from Stampin’ Up –

libbystamps, stampin up, Layered Leaves Paper Pumpkin, October 2017, Paper Pumpkin

These were the little pillow boxes included in the kit. I left them seamed on one side and trimmed them down on the other sides. I added paper to the inside stamped with leaves from the set. Simple. Elegant. Easy.

Here is what the kit looked like –

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Paper Pumpkin is a monthly subscription that arrives at you door completely ready to create with! Subscribe here.

Before heading over to talented, Mary, please leave me a comment. I love hearing from you!

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Happy Stampin’
Libby

Did you catch our October Create with Connie and Mary tutorial? The October Session can be purchased now! And, before we know it, the November Session will be out! Wow. Time flies.

Here is a sneak at the projects –

October 2017 Collage

October features –

  •  Seasonal Lantern Bundle
  •  Tag & Trimmings Bundle
  •  Smitten Mitten Bundle
  •  Sugarplum Dreams Stamp Set
  •  Christmas Happiness

Our 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!

 

Trick or Treat – Create with Connie and Mary Saturday Blog Hop

Just a few days until Halloween. Create with Connie and Mary would like to help you get ready for last-minute holiday candy giving with our Saturday blog hop.

Our theme this week is Treat Holders! Perfect idea.

I saw these cute little Clear Tiny Treat Boxes in the Holiday Mini catalog (yes, they are in the big idea book, but, I overlooked them) decorated for Halloween. I thought this was a great idea for my September and October Card Buffets.

This is how I decorated them –

libbystamps, stampin up, Spooky Cat, Spooky Cat Bundle, Spooky Night DSP, Cat Punch, Washi Label Punch, CCMC

Super cute and, oh, so easy!

I alternated the punched printed cats and I used the same Designer Series Pattern to wrap the box. It reverses well here depending on the cat you punch. I wrapped the box with retired baker’s twine from Stampin Up (last year).

libbystamps, stampin up, Spooky Cat, Spooky Cat Bundle, Spooky Night DSP, Cat Punch, Washi Label Punch, CCMC

I found candy corn taffy to fill these boxes perfectly.

I think I’ll be making more of these to pass out to co-workers. They are too quick to create!

All the Design Team members have created some great treat holders. Check them out. Go forward to Debbie Henderson. Go back to Mary Brown.

Stampin’ Up Supplies –

  • Stamp Set – Spooky Cat
  • Bundles – Spooky Cat
  • Card Stock – Very Vanilla
  • Ink – Black Memento, Pumpkin Pie
  • DSP – Spooky Night
  • Punches – Cat Punch, Washi Label (retired)
  • Other – retired combo Baker’s Twine
Happy Stampin’
Libby

Did you catch our October Create with Connie and Mary tutorial? The October Session can be purchased now! And, before we know it, the November Session will be out! Wow. Time flies.

Here is a sneak at the projects –

October 2017 Collage

October features –

  •  Seasonal Lantern Bundle
  •  Tag & Trimmings Bundle
  •  Smitten Mitten Bundle
  •  Sugarplum Dreams Stamp Set
  •  Christmas Happiness

Our 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!

 

 

Black & Orange – Create with Connie and Mary Saturday Blog Hop

Thanks for stopping by this fun fall-ish day! You know, it’s a Create with Connie and Mary kind of blog hop day!

Our theme this week is black and orange! Perfect as Halloween is just around the corner!

Of course, black and orange can be appropriate for all sorts of things as well. But, I went with something Halloween themed –

libbystamps, stampin up, Merry Cafe, Coffee Cup Framelits, Spooky Night DSP, CCMC

Isn’t this too sweet?? Yes, pun intended!

libbystamps, stampin up, Merry Cafe, Coffee Cup Framelits, Spooky Night DSP, CCMC

I like to send cards to my girls (who are adults) and also friends, even for Halloween!

So, a card with a coffee gift card inside is the perfect thing! As well as this terrific stamp, Merry Cafe, from Holiday Mini. Coordinates perfectly with the Coffee Cup framelits in the big catalog.

This design uses a basic card base of 4 1/4 x 11, then it’s scored at 5 1/2 and 8 3/4. Super simple! I added the belly band to keep it closed. Great idea, right?

Check out the other Design Teams ideas on Black and orange. Going forward, check out Debbie Henderson, and going back, check out Mary Brown.

Stampin Up Supplies –

  • Stamp Set – Merry Cafe
  • Framelits – Coffee Cup
  • Card Stock – Pumpkin Pie, Basic Black
  • Ink – Black Memento
  • DSP – Spooky Night
  • Punches – any circle punch (for inside)
  • Other – Tear & Tape
Happy Stampin’
Libby

It’s time for a new Create with Connie and Mary tutorial! The October Session can be purchased now. Great inspiration. Great stamps sets. Awesome projects.

Here is a sneak at the projects –

October 2017 Collage

October features –

  •  Seasonal Lantern Bundle
  •  Tag & Trimmings Bundle
  •  Smitten Mitten Bundle
  •  Sugarplum Dreams Stamp Set
  •  Christmas Happiness

Our 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!