New Stuff – Create with Connie and Mary Saturday Blog Hop

Winding down the 2017 year! And, taking some much-needed ‘me’ time to create for Create with Connie and Mary and our Saturday blog hop.

Our theme this week is, NEW STUFF! As a (hobby or business) demonstrator, one of the perks is being able to order products a little earlier than non-demonstrators. It is an awesome perk! And, really awesome when you have time to actually use them! This time of year gets a bit challenging! 

I used several things to create this ensemble –

libbystamps, stampin up, CCMC, Amazing You, Celebrate You Thinlits, Lots to Love Box Framelits, Petal Pair EF, Tutti-frutti Adhesive Backed Sequins, Whisper White Narrow Note Cards & Envelopes,

This is a card box, labeled Celebrate Amazing You, in the upper left corner and three coordinating cards to fit in the box.

The box is a new box from the Lots to Love Framelits. The note cards are new as well and smaller at just 2 1/2 x 4 1/2. The are made specifically to go inside the box! How cool is that?

The stamped images are from a Sale-a-Bration set Amazing You and this time we have coordinating framelits you can earn too, Celebrate You Thinlits! I am really excited about this years assortment of free products you can earn!

The last thing that I added to the set were the Berry Burst adhesive backed sequins from the new 2018 Spring Mini!

If you are interested in learning more about being a demonstrator or about Sale-a-Bration, please contact me! Starting in January, you can ear 2 extra FREE stamp sets with your new demonstrator starter kit. You earn a FREE product with any $50 purchase as well!

Enough about me, go check out our designers – onward to Debbie Henderson, and back to Mary Brown. I know you’ll be inspired!

Stampin’ Up Supplies

  • Stamp Set – Amazing You (Sale-a-Bration 2018 item)
  • Framelits – Lots to Love, Celebrate You (Sale-a-Bration 2018 item)
  • Card Stock – Lemon Lime Twist, Basic Black
  • Ink – Lemon Lime Twist, Basic Black
  • Other – Whisper White Narrow Note Cards & Envelopes, Petal pair EF, Tutti-frutti Adhesive Backed Sequins

 


Create with Connie and Mary subscriptions are on SALE!

Yes…you read that right…Connie and Mary are having an ‘end of year’ sale! We are having a sale on all our monthly Mini Editions for the past year AND as a special, we are also selling the tutorials for our BONUS projects for the past year.  Mini editions are 50% off the regular subscription price shown and BONUS projects are $2.95 (no discount).  Don’t miss out……we have never offered these outside of our subscriptions!

  • Our monthly mini sessions include the instructions for 14 projects with full step-by-step tutorials.
  • Each mini session includes 12 unique cards, featuring 3 stamp sets, and
  • Each mini session includes TWO 3D items perfect for your club or stamp camp
  • All designs and tutorials are EXCLUSIVELY for subscribers and will not be posted anywhere else online.
  • All 14 projects are available immediately so you have all projects (and tutorials) right there at your fingertips
  • Our FABULOUS design team members include Debbie Henderson, Libby Fens, and Melissa Davies!
  • We use Fastwagon for our processing, you should immediately receive a Digital Order email with a link to a downloadable Welcome letter with your passwords! Thank you!

NOTE:  Use Coupon Code ENDOFYEARduring checkout for the 50% off the regular $8.95 price!

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Non-Traditional Christmas Colors – Create with Connie and Mary Saturday Blog Hop

Happy winter Saturday! Time to share a design for Create with Connie and Mary. It’s out Saturday blog hop!

Our theme this week is a fun one, Non-Traditional Christmas Colors.

Before I forget, did you know we have a Christmas Card tutorial? Check out our Create with Connie and Mary November Session. Tutorials make planning holiday cards a snap! Try us out!

Here is a snippet at the November projects –

These are the sets used –

  • Christmas Quilt Bundle
  • Hearts Come Home Bundle
  • Christmas Sweaters Stamp Set
  • Santa’s Suit Bundle
  • Smitten Mitten Bundle

The 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!

Going back to the card for this week……I was inspired by a box of 1940’s reproduction ornaments I picked up on Friday. Fun, fresh, interesting colors! And, lots of glitz!

libbystamps, stampin up, Oh What Fun, Winter Wonder EF, CCMC, Silver Glimmer Paper, Silver Foil

I started with a Silver Foil panel, adding different sized strips of Powder Pink, Crushed Curry, Tempting Turquoise, and Berry Burst. I embossed that panel with the Winter Wonder folder them heat embossed the sentiment.

libbystamps, stampin up, Oh What Fun, Winter Wonder EF, CCMC, Silver Glimmer Paper, Silver FoilThe rhinestones were a nice touch of added bling – as if the Silver Glimmer paper wasn’t enough!

This is a sweet, fun, nostalgic card for me. I think it will go well with all the ornaments I just bought! I can’t wait to gift them together!

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

Stampin’ Up Supplies

  • Stamp Set – Oh, What Fun
  • Card Stock – Very Vanilla, Silver Foil, Silver Glimmer Paper, Powder Pink, Crushed Curry, Tempting Turquoise, Berry Burst
  • Ink – Versamark
  • Other – Winter Wonder EF, White Embossing Powder, Heat Tool
Happy Stampin’
Libby

We Create – December Blog Hop

December??? Where has this year gone??

Welcome to the second post for today! This one is a Blog Hop too for We Create!

What we do is, ‘we create’ a card then ‘step it up’ or ‘step it over’.

I started with this –

libbystamps, stampin up, Watercolor Words, Merry Little Christmas, We Create

A very nice card! Wonderful – fun, bright, cheery colors! Then I stepped up the design……

……by adding some ribbon behind the sentiment that’s how! I never think to do this, but, it adds so much to a design.

Now, the card is a WOW! This was one of the choices at my November Card Buffet a couple of weeks ago and it was a total hit!!!

libbystamps, stampin up, Watercolor Words, Merry Little Christmas, We Create

I do love the addition of the ribbon. It just makes the card!

Take a little time and tell me your thoughts on the two cards. Then head to the talented Kris KilkennyStampin’ Up Supplies –

  • Stamp Set – Watercolor Words
  • Card Stock – Berry Burst, Whisper White, Lemon Lime Twist
  • Ink – Berry Burst
  • DSP – Merry Little Christmas
  • Punches – 2 1/2 (retired)
  • Other – 2017 Sale-a-Bration Silver Ribbon (retired)
Happy Stampin’
Libby

Stumped in your Christmas card designing? Did you see the Create with Connie and Mary November Session!?!? These tutorials make planning your holiday cards a snap! You should try them out!

Here is a sneak at the November projects –

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!

 

Blogging Friends Blog Hop – December – Christmas/Hanukkah/New Years

December??? Where has this year gone??

Welcome to the first post for today! This one is a Blog Hop too for Blogging friends Blog Hop!

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Our theme this month is Christmas/Hanukkah/New Year!

I decided to create a quick treat holder to cover both Christmas and New Year –

libbystamps, stampin up, Pinning for Plaid, Paper Pumpkin, Layering Ovals Framelits, Stitched Shapes Framelits, Eastern Palace Specialty DSP, treat holder, BFBH

I used the Acetate Card Boxes from the Holiday Mini and cut them in half. I inserted the card stock and added a flap with velcro to keep it secure.

libbystamps, stampin up, Pinning for Plaid, Paper Pumpkin, Layering Ovals Framelits, Stitched Shapes Framelits, Eastern Palace Specialty DSP, treat holder, BFBH

This is what the insert looks like. After I cut and scored it, and added the Eastern Palace Specialty Designer Series Paper to the inside and to the outside of the flap so it’s visible when closed.

Kind of cool how the candy matches the paper perfectly!! I’m making more of these as soon as I finish this post! How about you? You going to give these a try?

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

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Stampin’ Up Supplies –

  • Stamp Set – Pinning for Plaid (October 2017 Paper Pumpkin)
  • Framelits – Layering Ovals, Stitched Shapes
  • Card Stock – Bermuda Bay, Very Vanilla, Gold Foil
  • Ink – Bermuda Bay
  • DSP – Eastern Palace Specialty
  • Other – Acetate Card Boxes
Happy Stampin’
Libby

Stumped in your Christmas card designing? Did you see the Create with Connie and Mary November Session!?!? These tutorials make planning your holiday cards a snap! You should try them out!

Here is a sneak at the November projects –

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!

We Create August Blog Hop

Happy August! Yes, August. Already! That means blog hop time! Second one of the day. We Create this time around!

Lol, ‘we create’ a card then ‘step it up’ or ‘step it over’.

I guess this month I decided to ‘step it over’. Here is the first card –

libbystamps, stampin up, Happy Birthday Gorgeous, Detailed Dragonfly Thinlits, Decorative Ribbon Border Punch, Fresh Florals DSP, We CreateThis card is pretty. However, change the base…..

libbystamps, stampin up, Happy Birthday Gorgeous, Detailed Dragonfly Thinlits, Decorative Ribbon Border Punch, Fresh Florals DSP, We CreateIsn’t this a pop of color now?

libbystamps, stampin up, Happy Birthday Gorgeous, Detailed Dragonfly Thinlits, Decorative Ribbon Border Punch, Fresh Florals DSP, We Create

Compare the two. Both cards use all the same elements and colors. What a difference the card base makes!

I’d love to read your thoughts on the two cards. Leave a comment before going onto the talented Kris Kilkenny – we all love to read your comments! 

Supplies –

  • Stamp Set – Happy Birthday Gorgeous
  • Framelits – Detailed Dragonfly
  • Card Stock – Whisper White, Night of Navy, Lemon Lime Twist
  • Ink – Night of Navy
  • DSP – Fresh Florals
  • Punches – Decorative Ribbon Border
  • Other – Mini Dimensionals
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

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.

libbystamps, stampin up, Crafting Forever, Color Theory DSP

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……

libbystamps, stampin up, Coffee Cafe Bundle, Coffee Cafe, Coffee Cups Framelits, Timeless Textures

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.

libbystamps, stampin up, Tranquil Tulips, Eastern Beauty

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

Create with Connie and Mary Saturday Blog Hop – Favorite New Stamp Set

Happy Saturday! I have recuperated from last Saturday’s big blog hop day and I’m back with just a single hop for Create with Connie and Mary today!

We’ve had the new Stampin’ Up catalog for a little over a month now and we all have found ourselves gravitating towards a few ‘favorite’ items. This is the theme this week, Favorite Stamp Set.

I’d have to say my favorites vary.

Some are visual favorites, stamps I loved, ordered, and have not touched. That’d be several sets……

Hostess sets that are not easily purchased, you have to earn them, and for me, that be Tranquil Tide.

But, one of the ones that seems to be consistently on my table, one of the stamps already mounted to a block, would have to be Lovely Inside & Out. I created yet another card with that set for this weeks hop –

libbystamps, stampin up, Lovely Inside & Out, Lovely Inside & Out Bundle, Lovely Words Thinlits, CCMC, blog hop

I created a stamped background using two shapes in Memento Black, Basic Grey and Smokey Slate. It was rather bold. I decided to run with it anyway adding a piece of Card Stock Vellum on top to tone things down a bit.

libbystamps, stampin up, Lovely Inside & Out, Lovely Inside & Out Bundle, Lovely Words Thinlits, CCMC, blog hop

Using the coordinating framelits, I cut the word ‘friend’ out and removed it from the oval border with a few snips.

This stamp set has terrific words too. I added them alongside the ‘friend’ for interest. It turned out wonderful! This would also make a great card for a guy. It’s not frilly at all!

So what’s your favorite stamp set from the new catalog and why? I’ll randomly select someone for some Happy Mail!!

See what the other Design Team members favorites are too! 

Supplies –

  • Stamp Set – Lovely Inside & Out
  • Framelits – Lovely Words
  • Bundles – Lovely Inside & Out
  • Card Stock – Real Red, Whisper White, Vellum
  • Ink – Memento Black, Basic Grey, Smokey Slate
  • Other – Basic Black Baker’s Twine
Happy Stampin’
Libby

The new JULY session will soon be here!

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