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’

WISH. Big.

Happy Try Stampin’ on Tuesday Tuesday! We have a wonderful new sketch this week to inspire you –

Optional Theme : Bold Sentiment

I loved it! It inspired this –

libbystamps, stampin up, Broadway Bound Suite, Broadway Bound DSP, Lovely Lipstick, TSOT

Which just might be the inspiration for my Open House / Garage Sale on Saturday, June 23! This card is easily reproduced in mass and can be made quick using minimal supplies! Perfect for the fast pace of an Open House!

Both the Designer Series Paper and the die cut sentiment are from the Broadway Bound Suite. The paper is stunning with gold, silver and black on one side. Gorgeous coordination on the other side with Lovely Lipstick, Lemon Lime Twist and Gray Granite.

I’m going to see how I can incorporate the colors to show case the new In-Colors. Here, I did it with Lovely Lipstick. Fingers crossed.

See the other Design Team cards or submit your own on our blog, Try Stampin’ on Tuesday, or on our Facebook page.

Stampin’ Up Supplies –

  • Stamp Set – none!
  • Framelits – Broadway Birthday
  • Suite – Broadway Bound
  • Card Stock – Whisper White, Basic Black, Lovely Lipstick
  • DSP – Broadway Bound
  • Other – Basic Black Baker’s Twine
Happy Stampin’

Welcome to the Beach

Happy Thursday. Ready for summer? I’m not sure I’m ready for the hot temperatures, but I am ready for a new challenge with Create with Connie and Mary!

Our new challenge for the week –

Funny thing, I went with a summer theme –

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Doesn’t this make you want to just sit on the beach and relax? It does me!

I started with a Very Vanilla base.

My ‘sand’ is Sahara Sand. The water is a welcome back color, Pool Party. Both were torn.

The beach chair is Cherry Cobbler.

Interesting, the background that these are placed on is from the May Paper Pumpkin kit. It’s a pretty shade of grey – blue. Perfect for a sky!

Check out the other Design Team cards from Create with Connie and Mary. They are awesome!

Feeling inspired to created using out inspiration layout? Let us know on our Facebook page. We’d love to see your creations!

Stampin’ Up Supplies –

  • Stamp Set – Banners for You, High Tide (birds)
  • Framelits – Bunch of Banners, Seasonal Layers
  • Card Stock – Very Vanilla, Sahara Sans, Soft Sky, Cherry Cobbler
  • Ink – Crumb Cake, Smokey Slate (birds)
Happy Stampin’

Friday Variety

Happy Friday!

Haven’t been around on a Friday in a great while or posted cards from my downline and sideline sisters! We felt it was time!

I started with the (color) challenges again! Here is the inspiration colors courtesy of Joan

Something , simple, bright and FUN! 

I chose a birthday card –

libbystamps, stampin up,

To create the split sentiment, I just taped over what I did not want to ink up. Then I removed the tape to stamp. Super easy technique to try!

Everyone else went with flowers!

Carole Carvinho, stampin up


Joan Wistinghausen, stampin up


Gail White, stampin up


Great variety of cards!

Join us again for more inspirational cards!

Happy Stampin’


Serenade Thank You

Happy Thursday. We have new colors to inspire you at Create with Connie and Mary.

Our new challenge for the week –

I had lots of fun creating this card for the challenge –

libbystamps, stampin up, Southern Serenade, 1 1/4 Circle Punch, CCMC, Blends

I hadn’t played with this Southern Serenade stamp yet – and so happy it’ll be in the next catalog!

I stamped the flower image in Basic Grey first. I used an Aqua Painter and ink pads to color the leaves and the flowers. After that dried, I took the Light Pool Party Blends and went around the image to so soften it. So pretty!

I finished off the card with Baker’s Twine and the sentiment stamped in Night of Navy also outlined in the Blends.

I think this Light Pool Party Blends is my favorite new tool!  

The other Deign Team created some beautiful cards with these colors! Check them out at Create with Connie and Mary. You can also show what you did with these colors on our Facebook page! We’d love to see your creations!

Stampin’ Up Supplies –

  • Stamp Set – Southern Serenade
  • Card Stock – Pool Party, Night of Navy, Vellum
  • Ink – Basic Grey, Night of Navy, Emerald Envy (coloring)
  • Punches – 1 1/4 Circle Punch
  • Other – Emerald Envy Baker’s Twine (retired), Aqua Painter, Light Pool Party Blends
Happy Stampin’

Happy Birthday from the Gang

Happy Tuesday! Got a wonderful share for Try Stampin on Tuesday today!

We have a new layout challenge –

Challenge #366. Optional Theme : Critter Crazy

I immediately went to this soon-to-retire stamp set, We Must Celebrate, from the Occasions Catalog because of all the cute animals!

libbystamps, stampin up, We Must Celebrate, Layering Ovals Framelits, Whole Lot of Lovely DSP, TSOT,

I stamped the focal image. Then I realized it was slightly larger than the framelit I was using. No problem! I just cut around the ears, foot and tail of the animals to make it work! I love how those parts hang over.

To highlight the animals, I colored the background using the lighter Blends markers in Pool Party. This was accented by the Whole Lot of Lovely Designer Series Paper. Sadly, it recently went on the retired list, sold out quickly, and is no longer available.   

The other Design Team members created some wonderful cards on the Try Stampin on Tuesday blog. You should check them out.

You can create a card using our challenge and upload it to our blog or Facebook page. Hope to see you there!

Stampin’ Up Supplies –

  • Stamp Set – We Must Celebrate (retiring soon)
  • Framelits – Layering Ovals
  • Card Stock – Pool Party, Whisper White
  • Ink – Black Memento
  • DSP – Whole Lot of Lovely (retired)
  • Other – Pool Party Blends Marker
Happy Stampin’

Mom, You’re Truly Amazing

I’m so excited for our newest sketch at Try Stampin’ on Tuesday!

Challenge #363. Optional Theme : Motherly Love

I just love these simple sketches! Love them!

I went right away to create this –

libbystamps, stampin up, Apron of Love, Yay You, Rose Garden Thinlits, Stitched Shapes Framelits, Layering Circles Framelits, Petal Garden 6x6 DSP Stack, Banner Triple Punch, TSOT

A beautiful card using some really loved products. Sadly, some are retiring Stampin’ Up products.

My favorite and retiring, the flower framelit and the Designer Series Paper. These are two key items that make card creating quite easy!

Check out the other Design Team cards to see what they did with this wonderful sketch. You can also create a card and show it off on our blog or on our Facebook page.

Stampin’ Up Supplies –

  • Stamp Set – Apron of Love, Yay You (hostess, retiring)
  • Framelits – Rose Garden (retiring), Stitched Shapes, Layering Circles
  • Card Stock – Pool Party, Rich Razzleberry, Sweet Sugarplum, Old Olive,
  • Ink – Rich Razzleberry
  • DSP – Petal Garden 6 x 6 Stack (retiring)
  • Punches – Banner Triple
Happy Stampin’