Create with Connie and Mary Saturday Blog Hop – Punch Art/Die Art

Welcome to another Create with Connie and Mary blog hop filled with wonderful ideas to spark your creativity

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Our theme this week is Punch or Die Art. This is a wonderful idea! We all see other uses for dies, framelits and punches other than what they were actually intended for.

I went with the Window Box Thinlits and created a cute little number –

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An APPLE!!! Of course it’s for a teacher.

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And, a gift card will fit inside the box! How cool is that??

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I thought the ensemble was adorable. Perfect timing to create a few of these before you will need them in May!

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Supplies –

  • Stamp Set – Labeler Alphabet
  • Framelits – Window Box, Stylish Stems, Large Letters
  • Card Stock – Real Red, Chocolate Chip, Cucumber Crush, Whisper White, Basic Black
  • Ink – Cucumber Crush, Black Memento

The Create with Connie and Mary April Mini Session is open!  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.
  • 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.
  • The FABULOUS design team designs the projects – Connie Babbert, Mary Brown, Debbie Henderson, Libby Fens, and Melissa Davies!  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)
  • And, if you are a Demo….this is a tax deduction for your Stampin’ Up! business? But…you don’t need to be a demo to enjoy this mini-subscriptions!

So…NOW is a great to subscribe to have all these wonderful ideas right at your fingertips! Head over to Create with Connie and Mary and subscribe today!

Happy Stampin’
Libby

Watercooler Wednesday #113, Libby’s Sketch Challenge

Ha, that’s me!!!

Happy Wednesday everyone! Today at Watercooler Wednesday, as you can see, I’m the host for this weeks challenge! Yippee!

I decided to go with a sketch to spark your creativity!

What do you think –

Pretty fun sketch, I’d say!

I decided to create a shaker card –

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It’s quite nifty in that I used one of our clear envelopes to hold the contents of the shaker card. This makes creating one really easy!!!!

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My shakers pieces are from a couple of the patterns in the Designer Series Papers – one had cake slices all over it, the other was rows of candles. Both, I meticulously cut out. Yes, my hand did get a little tired after a while! I also threw in some gold sequins from the Gold Sequin Trim too!

It’s a really fun, upbeat card perfect for anyone!

Get creatin’ and join my challenge over a Watercooler Wednesday! See you at the cooler!

Supplies –

  • Stamp Set – none!
  • Framelits – Circles Collection, Cupcake Cutouts
  • Card Stock – Tangerine Tango, Emerald Envy, Pacific Point
  • DSP – Party Animal
  • Other – Medium Clear Envelopes, Gold Sequin Trim
Happy Stampin’
Libby

Glimmer Celebrate

We are having some beautiful weather here in the Lone Star state! Still, I like to be inside with the blinds open creating!

Today, it’s for, Create with Connie and Mary.

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Really nice spring colors! I was a little stumped in my design though.

I created a card for any type of happy news –

libbystamps, stampin up, CCMC, Celebrations Duo EF, 6x6 Glimmer Paper, Balloon Bouquet Punch, Happy Celebrations, By the Shore DSPYou can ‘celebrate’ just about anything! I like these type cards – I can use them when I need them!

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The (**no longer available) Sweet Sugarplum Glimmer paper really adds the ‘pop’ this card needed! Don’t you agree?

**This Glimmer Paper was a promotional item for Sale-a-Bration 2017 that has sold out. Until March 31st, you may pick one of these items instead.)

Check out what the other Design Team members created on our blog. Some of the designs, I had an ‘oh, duh, why didn’t I think of that moment’!!!!

You can submit a card using the above colors on our Facebook page. Hope to see you there!

Supplies –

  • Stamp Set – Happy Celebrations
  • Card Stock – Mint Macaron, Whisper White
  • Ink – So Saffron, Sweet Sugarplum, Mint Macaron
  • DSP – By the Shore
  • Punches – Balloon Bouquet
  • Other – Celebrations Duo EF, 6×6 Glimmer Paper
Happy Stampin’
Libby

The Create with Connie and Mary March Mini Session is now open!  Our mini sessions includes the instructions for 14 projects with full step-by-step tutorials:

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  • Each mini session includes TWELVE unique cards featuring three stamp sets.
  • 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.
  • The FABULOUS design team designs the projects – Connie Babbert, Mary Brown, Debbie Henderson, Libby Fens, and Melissa Davies!  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)
  • And, if you are a Demos….this is a tax deduction for your Stampin’ Up! business? But…you don’t need to be a demo to enjoy this mini-subscriptions!

So…NOW is a great to subscribe to have all these wonderful ideas right at your fingertips! Head over to Create with Connie and Mary and subscribe today!

Happy Spring Equinox

That’s right!Happy Spring (more like summer here in Texas though)!

…..and why mark the occasion with a card??

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You know me and my love of paper crafting! And, my pile of unused dies cuts…..

So, I try to use them and create something with them.

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This is really just a fun card. The random flowers are my favorite part! Going with a nice retiring Cucumber Crush card base really helped the ‘spring’ stand out.

This non-Easter card shows the versatility of both the Basket Bunch and the Happy Celebration stamp sets! Worked quite nicely with the Carried Away DSP (FREE during Sale-a-Bration).

Luckily, today it IS a beautiful spring day. Guess I can go enjoy it myself now!

Happy Stampin’
Libby

The Create with Connie and Mary March Mini Session is now open!  Our mini sessions includes the instructions for 14 projects with full step-by-step tutorials:

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  • Each mini session includes TWELVE unique cards featuring three stamp sets.
  • 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.
  • The FABULOUS design team designs the projects – Connie Babbert, Mary Brown, Debbie Henderson, Libby Fens, and Melissa Davies!  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)
  • And, if you are a Demos….this is a tax deduction for your Stampin’ Up! business? But…you don’t need to be a demo to enjoy this mini-subscriptions!

Purchase BOTH March and April 2017 Mini Sessions and get a SPRING 3D BONUS TUTORIAL designed by Mary Brown!  A perfect project for your spring classes!

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So…NOW is a great to subscribe to have all these wonderful ideas right at your fingertips! Head over to Create with Connie and Mary and subscribe today!

CCMC Saturday Blog Hop – Farewell to Sale-a-Bration

Time for a nice Saturday blog hop for Create with Connie and Mary!

This week our theme is Sale-a-Bration. You know, make a $50 Stampin’ Up purchase (before shipping and tax) choose a free item from a special selection of made-for-Sale-a-Bration only items.  So, this can mean any number of products to show you!

I chose three to show you in one card!

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The card base has a 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 piece of Inside the Lines DSP adhered to it. I layered it with a Avant Garden stamped panel, finishing it off with a piece of 3/8 Metallic Ribbon in silver.

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I thought the black and white made for a dramatic, stunning card.

I did have a friend in mind when I chose this sentiment from the Avant Garden stamp set. She has lots of health issues, but takes each doctor visit, medical procedure or debilitating day with a load of humor! She keeps everyone in lots laughter as she is in grave pain!

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Our theme this week is Farewell to Sale-a-Bration.

Supplies –

  • Stamp Set – Avant Garden
  • Card Stock – Whisper White, Basic Black
  • Ink – Tuxedo Black Memento
  • DSP – Inside the Lines DSP
  • Other – 3/8 Metallic Ribbon

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The Create with Connie and Mary March Mini Session is now open!  Our mini sessions includes the instructions for 14 projects with full step-by-step tutorials:

March 2017 Collage

  • Each mini session includes TWELVE unique cards featuring three stamp sets.
  • 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.
  • The FABULOUS design team designs the projects – Connie Babbert, Mary Brown, Debbie Henderson, Libby Fens, and Melissa Davies!  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)
  • And, if you are a Demos….this is a tax deduction for your Stampin’ Up! business? But…you don’t need to be a demo to enjoy this mini-subscriptions!

So…NOW is a great to subscribe to have all these wonderful ideas right at your fingertips! Head over to Create with Connie and Mary and subscribe today!

Happy Stampin’
Libby

Congrats for Watercooler Wednesday #109

Today over at Watercooler Wednesday, we have a new challenge that just started.

Heidi selected some wonderful colors as an inspiration point, didn’t she?

I came up with this beauty –

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It could be a ‘congrats’ for anything, really.

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I just stamped all the flowers and then filled in with the leaves. I added a stapled piece of Very Vanilla twine just under the words. The perfect little touch!

Supplies –

  • Stamp Set – Special Reason
  • Framelits – Sunshine Wishes Thinlits
  • Card Stock – Island Indigo, Pool Party, Very vanilla, Basic Black
  • Ink – Island Indigo, Pool Party, Tuxedo Black Memento
  • Other – Very Vanilla Thick Baker’s Twine
Happy Stampin’
Libby

Sweet Treats for Watercooler Wednesday #108

This is the typical Wednesday for me, a post for Watercooler Wednesday. Today, this is post number two of three!

This is a weekly design team I’m on.

We have a great sketch from Gail this week –

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A little edgy. A lot of fun!

I do admit, I was stumped with which way I should go.

Ultimately, I decided with the same set i did yesterday. The Cool treats Bundle.

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Simply a nice little birthday card.

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What really made this card was the over use of the Wink of Stella Glitter pen! I really didn’t mean too. It’s a new pens and it just started coming out! It happens!

See what the other design team members created and join up with our challenge! It’s quite fun!

Supplies –

  • Stamp Set – Cool Treats
  • Framelits – Frozen Treats, Lots of Labels
  • Bundles – Cool Treats Bundle
  • Card Stock – Pool Party, Pink Pirouette, Crumb Cake, Peek-a-Boo Peach, Watermelon Wonder
  • Ink – Chocolate Chip
  • DSP – Tasty Treats
  • Other – Wink of Stella
Happy Stampin’
Libby