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 –

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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.

 

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Blogging Friends Blog Hop – August – All About Me

Happy August! Yes, August. Already! That means blog hop time! First one of the day. This one is for Blogging Friends Blog Hop!

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Our theme this month is perfect – All About You!

I took this a little personally. I made three projects translating some of my favorites in stamped card form.

I am here because…..

I.

Love.

To Stamp.

I literally create something everyday. Yes, every day.

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This is a little booklet created for my stamp club 6 ladies. They each made one at the first class in July. They can jot down stamps they ‘need’.

Next, a favorite drink of mine……

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Coffee!

Current love? Cold brew. Shared with a friend, my daughter.

….and, this bundle – it’s one of the best in the catalog!

I love flowers. Tulips more specifically and the color black.

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These Tranquil Tulips are a favorite stamp set of mine! Isn’t this just gorgeous??

So. Me described in cards. My love for stampin’, coffee, and flowers!

Before heading over to talented, Mary, please leave me a comment. Continue on Blog Hop Icon

Supplies –

  • Stamp Set – Crafting Forever, Coffee Cafe, Timeless Textures, Tranquil Tulips, Eastern Beauty
  • Framelits – Coffee Cups Framelits
  • Bundles – Coffee Cafe Bundle,
  • Card Stock – Basic Black, Rose Red, Whisper White,
  • Ink – Memento Black, Crushed Curry, Rose Red
  • DSP – Color Theory DSP,
  • Other – various retired Stampin’ Up ribbons
Happy Stampin’
Libby

Just letting you know, I’m on the Create with Connie and Mary Design Team too! I create one of the tutorials for them! The fabulous JULY session is still available! And, before we know it, the August session will be available on the 11th! They are worth a looking into.

This JULY, we are featuring –

  • Crafting Forever
  • Pocketful of Sunshine Bundle
  • Delightful Daisy Bundle
  • Wood Words Bundle
  • Happy Birthday Gorgeous Bundle (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!

CREATE WITH CONNIE AND MARY

Black, White and Another Color

I’ve got something a little different today!

I decided to create a color challenge for my downline to participate in. Our first one!!!!

I asked them to create with the colors – Basic Black, Whisper White and any color of choice. I ran out of time to create a nifty little icon….Card Buffet this weekend. Lots of work ahead of me. 

 I went with he additional color of Wisteria Wonder –

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A stunning, serene card!

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I softened it up by making the sentiment, ‘a note for you’. If not it has a very deep, dark feel. But SO gorgeous!

Carole was the only one who was able to participate. Here is her beautiful card –

Carole C. stampin up

She was the one who inspired me to use flowers!

See you for the second challenge – stay tuned!

Happy Stampin’
Libby

Just letting you know, I’m on the Create with Connie and Mary Design Team as well and the new JULY session is now available!  I create part of the tutorial for them!

This month, we are featuring –

  • Crafting Forever
  • Pocketful of Sunshine Bundle
  • Delightful Daisy Bundle
  • Wood Words Bundle
  • Happy Birthday Gorgeous Bundle (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!

CREATE WITH CONNIE AND MARY

 

Daisy, Congrats to You!

Hello stampin’ friends! Time to share a card I created for Create with Connie and Mary  and our newest color challenge that started today!

I pulled out the card stocks as a starting point. I always do with color inspirations.

After plying around with a few different ideas…..I settled on this –

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Super adorable in person! The color balance is really nice here. You need it with these deep tones.

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The Color Theory Designer Series 6×6 Paper Stack really help that balance of color. I couldn’t resist using the Daisy Punch either. I added a tiny ‘stem’ partially up next to the Designer Series Paper.

The leaves are from the Banners For You stamp set as well the sentiment and, of course, the banner!

This came together so nicely, I think I’ll have this on the Card Buffet this Sunday!

Did I inspire you with my colorful card? The Design Team did a great job with the colors this week. Check out their cards at Create with Connie and Mary .

To add a card to our challenge, simply link it up on our Facebook page.

Supplies –

  • Stamp Set – Banners For You
  • Framelits – Bunch of Banners
  • Card Stock – Whisper White, Berry Burst. Island Indigo, Old Olive
  • Ink – Berry Burst. island Indigo, Old Olive
  • DSP – Color Theory
  • Punches – Daisy, 1/2 Circle
Happy Stampin’
Libby

Just letting you know, I’m on the Create with Connie and Mary Design Team as well and the new JULY session is now available!  I create part of the tutorial for them!

This month, we are featuring –

  • Crafting Forever
  • Pocketful of Sunshine Bundle
  • Delightful Daisy Bundle
  • Wood Words Bundle
  • Happy Birthday Gorgeous Bundle (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!

 CREATE WITH CONNIE AND MARY

Bakery Box Birthday

I’m still paying around with this Birthday Memories Suite today!

I love the cake that has a coordinating framelit to it. Reminded me of what you’d get from a bakery. So that was my inspiration!

A sweet little card in a ‘bakery box’!

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I love the peak through window! I made it easily with the Layering Squares framelits.

libbystamps, stampin up, Birthday Delivery, Birthday Delivery Bundle, Birthday Friends Framelits, Layering Squares Framelits, Birthday Memories DSP

The Fabulous Foil Designer Acetate Sheets work sooo well here. Just a light touch of color, on both sides!

For the sentiment, I stamped a partial of the SPECIAL DELIVERY for your birthday and just used the Classic Label punch to punch out the words I wanted. Worked like a charm! Simple. Effective.

I’m creating a few more cards with this fabulous bundle for my upcoming Card Buffet. Did you know the bundle price includes the stamp set, framelits and the Designer Series Paper?? You’re ready to create at a moments notice because you have everything needed!

And, I’m going to include the Balloon Honeycomb Embellishments, free when someone, perhaps you, purchases this bundle! That’s in addition to the $5.00 coupon that Stampin’ Up will give you during bonus days. Want to order this bundle? You can do it here! Use hostess code, N3HH9XKF.

Supplies –

  • Stamp Set – Birthday Delivery
  • Framelits – Birthday Friends, Layering Squares
  • Bundles – Birthday Delivery
  • Card Stock – Blushing Bride, Whisper White, Fabulous Foil Designer Acetate Sheets
  • Ink – Pacific Point
  • DSP – Birthday Memories
  • Punches – Classic Label
Happy Stampin’
Libby

Just letting you know, the new JULY session is now available! I’m on the Create with Connie and Mary Design Team and create part of the tutorial for them.

This month, we are featuring –

  • Crafting Forever
  • Pocketful of Sunshine Bundle
  • Delightful Daisy Bundle
  • Wood Words Bundle
  • Happy Birthday Gorgeous Bundle (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!

 CREATE WITH CONNIE AND MARY

 

That Poodle Though…..

It feels soooo good to create just to create!

Well, ok. I am creating potential cards for a Card Buffet next weekend.

I want to feature the Birthday Memories Suite from the new Stampin’ Up catalog. And, I just love this poodle!

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Don’t you?? And, it gets better. It’s printed Designer Series Paper that you framelit cut the poodle!!!! Yay!! (There is also a poodle stamp that works with the framelit too!)

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All I did was stamp the sentiment and the packages! How easy is that?? I think this card is a GO for the card Buffet!

I’m inspired to create a few more cards with this fabulous bundle. The bundle price includes the stamp set, framelits and the Designer Series Paper!!! That way, you’re ready to create at a moments notice because you have everything needed!

And, I’m going to include the Balloon Honeycomb Embellishments, free when someone, perhaps you, purchases this bundle! That’s in addition to the $5.00 coupon that Stampin’ Up will give you during bonus days. Want to order this bundle? You can do it here! Use hostess code, N3HH9XKF.

Supplies –

  • Stamp Set – Birthday Delivery
  • Framelits – Birthday Friends, Layering Circles
  • Bundles – Birthday Delivery
  • Card Stock – Real Red, Whisper White, Daffodil Delight
  • Ink – Memento Black, Daffodil Delight
  • DSP – Birthday Memories
Happy Stampin’
Libby

I also design for cards for Create with Connie and Mary.

Just letting you know, the new JULY session is now available!

This month, we are featuring –

  • Crafting Forever
  • Pocketful of Sunshine Bundle
  • Delightful Daisy Bundle
  • Wood Words Bundle
  • Happy Birthday Gorgeous Bundle (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!

 CREATE WITH CONNIE AND MARY

 

Watercooler Wednesday #116 – Kath’s Masculine Challenge

Happy Watercooler Wednesday my stampin’ friends! We have a new challenge starting today.

Love the ‘masculine’ theme. Love the ‘anything goes’ theme!

I decided to play around with this bundle a little more before they are totally retired from Stampin’ Up’s catalog. I think they are already sold out as well.

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It’s a classic red tool chest! Looks so realistic doesn’t it? Very easy to create as well! I’ve created a few versions of it, because, well, there are different tool boxes!

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This would make a great ‘any’ style card – Father’s Day, birthday, thank you – you name it!

Check out what the Design Team members created. I hope we have sparked your creativity! Please join us! Challenges are so much fun!

Supplies –

  • Stamp Set – Nailed It
  • Framelits – Build It
  • Bundles – Nailed It
  • Card Stock – Real Red, Smokey Slate, Basic Black,
  • Ink – Memento Black
  • Punches – 3/4 Circle, 1/2 Circle
  • Other – Silver Foil Sheets
Happy Stampin’
Libby