A Thousand Flower Hugs

Happy Thursday. Time for a Create with Connie and Mary challenge!

This is our new challenge for the week –

Quite a cool sketch to spark your creativity!

I pulled out new stuff to play with!

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Isn’t this a really sweet card?

This a new bundle called Abstract Impressions. The butterfly is from the Springtime Impressions Thinlits in the set. Both will be available on June 1, 2018. As well as this lovely 6×6 Designer Series paper, Garden Impressions. All is atop a Petal Pink base. A new color!

Check out the other Design Team cards at Create with Connie and Mary. You can create a card and link it up on our Facebook site.

Stampin’ Up Supplies –

  • Stamp Set – Abstract Impressions
  • Framelits – Springtime Impressions
  • Bundles – Abstract Impressions
  • Card Stock – Petal Pink, So Saffron, Pacific Point
  • Ink – Pacific Point
  • DSP – Garden Impressions 6×6
Happy Stampin’
Libby
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Are You Motivated – Create with Connie and Mary Saturday Blog Hop

Happy Saturday!

Thank you for joining me and the Create with Connie and Mary Saturday blog hop!

Our theme this week should get you motivated!

I wasn’t sure what direction to go with my card this week. I kept gravitating to one of the stamps from Yay, You. It says, You’ve Got This.

After playing around with a few designs, I settled on this –libbystamps, stampin up, Yay You, Coffee Cup Framelits, Large Letters Framelits, It’s soo fun! Who doesn’t love mermaids, and coffee?!?!

I stamped the sentiment then cut it apart to adhere it to the coffee cup. To make the coffee resemble a coffee cup, simply framelit cut a letter ‘C’ or a number ‘0’ as your handle!

The mermaids were fussy cut. Way more challenging than I thought, but worth it in the end. I selected two that I thought would compliment the cup! They are all too cute!

The cute bubbly background is Designer Series Paper, Myths & Magical. The scalloped edge on the card comes from Magical Mates framelits.

Go forward to Debbie Henderson, and back to Mary Brown. I know you’ll be inspired!

Thanks for stopping by!

Stampin’ Up Supplies

  • Stamp Set – Yay, You, Large Letters
  • Framelits – Coffee Cup, Large Letters
  • Card Stock – Lemon Lime Twist, Whisper White
  • Ink – Black Memento
  • DSP – Myths & Magical

We Create – April Blog Hop

Happy Easter! My second post on Easter today! Another blog hop! This one is for We Create. 

Our theme is to create a card, then recreate it again, adding elements to ‘step it up’, make it fancy.

My other post today used the Whisper White Narrow Note Card & Envelops and retiring colors.

I decided to use the note cards again, along with Brusho Crystals Watercolors.

I started with the butterfly from Beautiful Day and made this card –

libbystamps, stampin up, Yay You, Beautiful Day, Brusho, Pick a Pattern DSP, watercoloring, We Create Resembles the retiring Dapper Denim, doesn’t it??

This butterfly was made a little more controlled and the colors are turned more vibrant –

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The piece of Designer Series Paper is thinner on this card is well. It’s from Pick a Pattern. Emerald Envy will be a retiring In-Color as well.

The sentiment is from a hostess set, Yay You. Perfect here!

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Hard to tell in the photographs, but the butterfly is adhered on the left side and is popped up on the right side. Yes, makes putting it in an envelope difficult. Just use a larger one. 

As this is a continuous blog hop, check out the next designer, Kris, on the creative trail!

Stampin’ Up Supplies –

  • Stamp Set – Beautiful Day, Yay You
  • Card Stock – Watercolor Paper
  • Ink – Black Memento
  • DSP – Pick a Pattern
  • Other – Brusho Watercolor Crystals
Happy Stampin’
Libby

Blogging Friends Blog Hop – CASE a Blog Hop Member

Happy Easter my friends! Thank you so much for taking the time to stop by and see my creations!

I decided to CASE this post from Mary Blocher of Power Huff stamping. Take a quick peek, but come right back so you can follow the hop! She made a set of narrow cards using this Designer Series Paper, oval and circle framelits, and flowers.

These are my cards –

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They are the Narrow Note Cards & Envelopes from the Occasions Mini. The set comes with Whisper White, but I made mine in these soon to be retiring In-Colors. These are cut 9 x 2 1/2, scored at 4 1/2.

Here is an up close of each card and a little about them –
libbystamps, stampin up, Yay You, Petals & More Thinlits, Stitched Shapes Framelits, 2 1/2 Circle, Petal Passion DSP, BFBH, blog hopThis is Flirty Flamingo card stock. I used the Petal Passion Designer Series Paper on all the cards.

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This is Peekaboo Peach. I used two different framelits on the set, Petals & More and Stitched Shapes. I have gotten so much use from these two – well worth the investment!

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This is Sweet Sugarplum card stock. All the sentiments are from the hostess set in the Occasions mini, Yay You. Very encouraging words – I love them!

To see the other CASE creations on the hop, simply click ‘next’  or ‘previous’. It will automatically take you where you need to go! Comments also are nice to read too!

Stampin’ Up Supplies –

  • Stamp Set – Yay You (hostess)
  • Framelits – Petals & More, Stitched Shapes
  • Card Stock – Flirty Flamingo, Peekaboo Peach, Sweet Sugarplum, Whisper White
  • Ink – Black Memento
  • DSP – Petal Passion
  • Punches – 2 1/2 Circle (retired)
  • Other – Whisper White Narrow Note Cards & Envelopes
Happy Stampin’
Libby

We Create – March Blog Hop

My third post for today, Three Post Thursday, is another blog hop for We Create. 

Our theme is to create a card, then recreate it again, adding elements to ‘step it up’, make it fancy.

I made this card last week for a card challenge –

libbystamps, stampin up, Cool Treats, Layering Circles Framelits, Metallic Enamel Shapes, Sweetheart Embossing Folder, We Create

It was a total hit! I loved it sooo much that I wanted to feature it on my Card Buffet for February. However, the 6×6 pack of Designer Series Paper wasn’t quite enough for a whole class.

The whole card front uses most of a 6×6 page. This is both sides of the paper, flipped.

I came up with this modified idea –

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Equally as adorable too! And, I was able to get more cards for the four sheets I had!  Everyone who wanted to make the card was able to! Yay!

The top of the card’s texture is made from the Sweetheart embossing folder. The pie covers the flat heart portion! That texture resembles the polka dots – perfect!

The adorable pie was created using a Sale-a-Bration folder called Basket Weave. You can can get that free from me by placing a qualifying order. I’d be happy to help you with that.

Another nifty tip, the heart was gold and I colored it using a Blends marker! Instant matching!

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Not sure which one is cuter! Both I think!

As this is a continuous blog hop, check out the next designer, Kris, on the creative trail!

Stampin’ Up Supplies –

  • Stamp Set – Cool Treats
  • Framelits – Layering Circles
  • Card Stock – Crumb Cake, Cherry Cobbler, Night of Navy, Whisper White
  • Ink – Dapper Denim, Cherry Cobbler
  • DSP – Tutti-Frutti 6×6 Stack
  • Punches – Mini Flag (retired)
  • Other – Sweetheart EF, Cherry Cobbler Blends, Metallic Enamel Shapes
Happy Stampin’
Libby

Blogging Friends Blog Hop – March – Sale-a-Bration

Happy second post Thursday! This is a blog hop for Blogging Friends Blog Hop!

You might be asking, ‘what is a blog hop’. Well, it’s a continuous travel through several blogs to see lots of great ideas with a theme! Our theme this month is –

What a SUPER theme!

First, let me tell you what Sale-a-Bration is. It’s Stampin’ Up’s gift to those who make a $50, or more, purchase until March 31, 2018. You can see the full list here.

On with my cards. I created two –

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Sale-a-Bration products used –

  • DSP – Bubbles & Fizz
  • Stamp set – Blossom Basket
  • Ribbon – 3/8 Shimmer Ribbon

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Sale-a-Bration products used –

  • DSP – Springtime Foils
  • Stamp set – Blossom Basket
  • Ribbon – 3/8 Shimmer Ribbon
  • Other – Tutii-Frutti Cards & Envelopes

On this card, I used our new Blends markers to color three of the hand-cut flowers from the Designer Series Paper. I tucked them under the ribbon, placing the sentiment on top.

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Two simply lovely cards made with lots of Sale-a-Bration goodies! What can I order for you?

To see the other creations on the hop, simply click ‘next’  or ‘previous’. It will automatically take you where you need to go.

Stampin’ Up Supplies –

  • Stamp Set – Blossom Basket
  • Card Stock – Whisper White,
  • Ink – Bermuda Bay, Calypso Coral
  • DSP – Bubbles & Fizz, Springtime Foils
  • Other – 3/8 Shimmer Ribbon, Tutii-Frutti Cards & Envelopes, Calypso Coral Blends
Happy Stampin’
Libby

Blogging Friends Blog Hop – February – Red

Happy first day of February and, happy Three Post Thursday!

My second post is a blog hop for a group of us we call ourselves, Blogging Friends Blog Hop!

As you can see, our theme is Red.

What a bold color to feature, and my favorite color by the way!

I love using as much as I can when I create. Here is the perfect example…..

First card –

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And, my second card –

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See how the two cards use the negative and the positive cut out? And, they both use similar elements.

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Sentiment is from the same stamp set, Petal Palette, either framelit cut or punched out.

Both cards use the same embossing folder, Petal Pair. And, heart cut from the Lots to Love Box Framelits.

I hope you love these two cards and see just how to use all pieces when creating! Check out my other posts for today too – I have lots to share!

Blog hops are a continuous loop of blog that you travel to see their creations. Going forward, you’ll head over to, Mary, going back, you head to Crystal. Please take the time to leave a comment. I love hearing from you!

Stampin’ Up Supplies –

  • Stamp Set – Petal Palette
  • Framelits – Lots to Love Box
  • Card Stock – Whisper White, Real Red, Card Stock Vellum, Silver Glimmer Paper
  • Ink – Black Memento
  • Punches – Everyday Label, Mini Heart (retired)
  • Other – Petal Pair EF
Happy Stampin’
Libby