Hooray, Broadway Bound

Welcome to the Create with Connie and Mary Thursday challenge!

We’ve been ‘CASEing’ the new Stampin’ Up catalog! Today we are using an image from page 5 –

I love the simple design of this image! I decided to play with the Broadway Bound Suite of products again to create this –

libbystamps, stampin up, Broadway Birthday, Broadway Lights Framelits, Broadway Birthday Bundle, Broadway Bound  DSP, CCMC

Isn’t this simply fun???? I love it!

The ‘HOORAY’ stamped image should be solid, but, sometimes it doesn’t stamp perfectly. And, that’s ok! Just GO with it!

I’ll be using this card at my Open House on the 23rd – I like my customers to see these kind of imperfections. Because, its totally ok! 

There are some wonderful takes on this catalog inspiration on our Create with Connie and Mary blog. Check them out.

Want to play around with the sketch yourself? Please do! Link it up on our Facebook page!

Stampin’ Up Supplies –

  • Stamp Set – Broadway Birthday
  • Framelits – Broadway Lights
  • Bundles – Broadway Birthday
  • Card Stock – Whisper White, Gray Granite, Lovely Lipstick, Lemon Lime Twist
  • Ink – Black Memento
  • DSP – Broadway Bound
Happy Stampin’
Libby
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Abstract Background – Create with Connie and Mary Saturday Blog Hop

Whew. June 2nd! Today, we have the Create with Connie and Mary Saturday blog hop!

Our theme this week features Abstract Backgrounds

This got me to thinking and looking and going through my stamp sets. Abstract? Well, decided to play with an old favorite, Swirly Bird. I used a single image stamp to create this –

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It’s the sails to create a sailboat! I stamped them randomly around one another. I love the finished design!

I did play around with the coordinating colors. Way too many great new ones to choose from! Ultimately, I used a base of Smokey Slate, layers of Basic Grey and the new Granny Apple Green!

It is just a cool abstract card! I like is that its perfect for any gender!

I bet Debbie Henderson, and Mary Brown have some awesome abstract designs today! They always have wonderful work!

Stampin’ Up Supplies

  • Stamp Set – Swirly Bird
  • Framelits – Celebrate You
  • Card Stock – Smokey Slate, Basic Grey, Granny Apple Green, Whisper White
  • Ink – Black Memento

Don’t Box Me In – Create with Connie and Mary Saturday Blog Hop

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

Our theme this week features boxes!

Handmade boxes are the best because you can customize them to just about any size you need. And, with all the fabulous Designer Series Papers Stampin’ Up has – you can’t go wrong!

I made this darling 3 x 3 box with a peachy top –

libbystamps, stampin up, Beautiful Bouquet, Whole Lot of Lovely DSP, Scalloped Tag Topper Punch, Banner Triple Punch,Gold 3/8 Metallic Edge Ribbon, CCMCWith an adorable tag to match –

libbystamps, stampin up, Beautiful Bouquet, Whole Lot of Lovely DSP, Scalloped Tag Topper Punch, Banner Triple Punch,Gold 3/8 Metallic Edge Ribbon, CCMCI started with a Very Vanilla base of 7 x 7. Scored at 2 inches on all four sides. Make cuts and assemble, creating a basic open box.

The lid is (just retired) Whole Lot of Lovely Designer Series Paper cut at 6 x 6.

It is has two scores lines on all four sides. To make a snug fit on the lid, whatever your base is made of, take a straight scrap of the same card stock, fold it in half and place it on the left side of your Simply Scored to move the paper slightly away from the left side. Score at 1/2, and 1 1/2. You will cut away a few of the extra pieces, making this also a basic ‘box’ that is used as the lid.

I decorated the box when it was done! I cut a couple of peaches from the paper and stamped the perfect image from Beautiful Bouquet!

I am so excited to see what Debbie Henderson, and Mary Brown created!

Stampin’ Up Supplies

  • Stamp Set – Beautiful Bouquet
  • Card Stock – Very Vanilla
  • Ink – Tranquil Tide
  • DSP – Whole Lot of Lovely (just retired)
  • Punches – Scalloped Tag Topper, Banner Triple
  • Other –  Gold 3/8 Metallic Edge Ribbon, Very Vanilla Baker’s Twine,

All About Neutrals – Create with Connie and Mary Saturday Blog Hop

Hello! Welcome to the Create with Connie and Mary Saturday blog hop!

Our theme this week features cards containing neutrals.

Who doesn’t love neutrals?? Just about every card ever created uses at least one neutral!

I created this ‘sweet’ card –

libbystamps, stampin up, Sweet Cupcake, Cupcake Cutouts Framelits, CCMCSadly, this is a retiring stamp set and framelits.

This card is fun and whimsical. The icing is layered neutral colors. Just plain fun!

This card would be great for a variety of occasions : someone you’re thinking about, just to say hi, a birthday, to name a few.

I’m sure both (forward) Debbie Henderson, and (back) Mary Brown have some lovely cards!

Stampin’ Up Supplies

  • Stamp Set – Sweet Cupcake, retiring 
  • Framelits – Cupcake Cutouts, retiring
  • Card Stock – Whisper White, Smokey Slate, Basic Black, Basic Grey, Crumb Cake
  • Ink – Basic Grey, Sahara Sand, Crumb Cake, Chocolate Chip (retiring color)

Paper Folded in Half

Hello my Thursday friends!

I have a wonderful card created for Create with Connie and Mary and our newest color challenge –

Lovely colors!

And, I used them to create this lovely birthday card –

libbystamps, stampin up, Birthday Wit, Stitched Shapes Framelits, Layering Circles Framelits, Sweet Soiree DSP, Balloon Builder Punch, Journaling Pens, CCMC

Fun, colorful! A card suitable for anyone – young, old, male, female!

I started by stampin the greeting in two colors, Old Olive and Calypso Coral. I hand cut Happy Birthday from one of the images. The other one, I framelit cut close to the words. That way, adding the Happy Birthday, it’ll hang over the edge!

I added those to a Whisper White card base with a full 5 1/2 x 4 1/4 piece of Designer Series Paper on the front. The balloons added a nice ‘birthday’ touch!

Check out the other Design team cards on our blog. Want to create a card and show off your work? You can do so on our Facebook page. Looking forward to seeing you there!

Stampin’ Up Supplies –

  • Stamp Set – Birthday Wit
  • Framelits – Stitched Shapes, Layering Circles
  • Card Stock – Whisper White, Calypso Coral, Peekaboo Peach
  • Ink – Old Olive, Calypso Coral
  • DSP – Sweet Soiree
  • Punches – Balloon Builder
  • Other – Journaling Pens
Happy Stampin’
Libby

Don’t be Square – Create with Connie and Mary Saturday Blog Hop

Happy Saturday!

Welcome the Create with Connie and Mary Saturday blog hop!

Our theme this week features cards that are not square.

This is a cool idea!

I went with a framelit shape –

libbystamps, stampin up, Apron of Love, Lots of Labels Framelits, Pick a Pattern DSP, Whisper White 1/4 Organza Ribbon, CCMC

A very sweet Mother’s Day card!

I used some soon to retire colors, Flirty Flamingo and Emerald Envy. The Pick a Pattern Designer Series paper will be retiring too. The stamps are from Apron of Love.

Simply put together! And a great use of these framelits!

As my card was getting it’s photo shoot, someone else decided they needed to be in the shoot as well –

libbystamps, stampin up, Apron of Love, Lots of Labels Framelits, Pick a Pattern DSP, Whisper White 1/4 Organza Ribbon, CCMC

Lol!!! She is soo cute!

Curious to see other non-traditional shapes? Go forward to Debbie Henderson, and back to Mary Brown. I know they’ll have some terrific ideas!!

Stampin’ Up Supplies

  • Stamp Set – Apron of Love
  • Framelits – Lots of Labels
  • Card Stock – Flirty Flamingo, Emerald Envy, Whisper White
  • Ink – Flirty Flamingo, Emerald Envy
  • DSP – Pick a Pattern
  • Other – Whisper White 1/4 Organza Ribbon

Hope Your Day is Magical

I really do! Everyone needs a magical day!

I designed this card for Create with Connie and Mary and our newest challenge!

And, I featured it on my March Card Buffet – it was total love!

libbystamps, stampin up, Magical Mates Framelits, Magical Day, Magical Day Bundle, Myths & Magical DSP, Layering Ovals Framelits, Classic Label Punch, CCMC

Isn’t this just adorable???

It’s a square card, 4 1/4 x 4 1/4, so it will fit into a standard envelope!

It does not photograph well, but the unicorn is colored with a Wink of Stella clear glitter pen! So adorable!

The other Design Team members created some very inspiring cards! Please check them out here. Inspired by the challenge? Link us your card on our Facebook site.

Stampin’ Up Supplies –

  • Stamp Set – Magical Day
  • Framelits – Magical Mates, Layering Ovals
  • Bundles – Magical Day
  • Card Stock – Whisper White, Smoky Slate, Powder Pink
  • Ink – Black Memento, Fresh Fig
  • DSP – Myths & Magical
  • Punches – Classic Label Punch
  • Other – Clear Wink of Stella Glitter Pen, Powder Pink Stampin’ Write Marker
Happy Magical Stampin’
Libby