Smitten with Mittens

Got a fresh new challenge from Create with Connie and Mary –

Isn’t this just a cool sketch?

I pulled out the Be Merry Designer Series Paper from the regular catalog – I think it’s my favorite – to create this –

libbystamps, stampin up, Smitten Mittens Smitten MittensRemove term: Smitten Mittens Bundle Smitten Mittens Bundle, Many Mittens Many Mittens, Quilted Christmas 1/4 Ribbon Quilted Christmas 1/4 Ribbon, Cookie Cutter Builder Punch Cookie Cutter Builder Punch, CCMC

These mittens! These mittens! They are too cute!

libbystamps, stampin up, Smitten Mittens Smitten MittensRemove term: Smitten Mittens Bundle Smitten Mittens Bundle, Many Mittens Many Mittens, Quilted Christmas 1/4 Ribbon Quilted Christmas 1/4 Ribbon, Cookie Cutter Builder Punch Cookie Cutter Builder Punch, CCMC

I think all these elements work just wonderfully together. The sweet sentiment is from the coordinating stamp set to the framelits.

You really need to check out the Design Team cards for this sketch. Very nice cards. Create a card too and link it up on our Facebook page.

Supplies –

  • Stamp Set – Smitten Mittens
  • Framelits – Many Mittens, Stitched Shaped Framelits,
  • Bundles – Smitten Mittens
  • Card Stock – Garden Green, Cherry Cobbler, Whisper White, Silver Glimmer
  • Ink – Garden Green
  • DSP – Be Merry
  • Punches – Cookie Cutter Builder (hearts on the mittens)
  • Other – Quilted Christmas 1/4 Ribbon, Garden Green Baker’s Twine (retired)
Happy Stampin’
Libby

Our Create with Connie and Mary September Session is ready to purchase! Please support me and the Design Team by purchasing any of our tutorial sessions. Previous month tutorials are still available.

Here is a sneak at the September projects –

 September features –
  • Pick a Pumpkin Bundle
  • Tags & Trimming Bundle
  • Spooky Cat Bundle
  • Festive Phrases Stamp Set
  • Colorful Seasons Bundle

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!

Check out CREATE WITH CONNIE AND MARY for more details!

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Friday Shares

Happy Friday! Slowly getting back into the grove of things!

Back to the color challenge with my downline. Although, sadly, one of them was severely affected by Hurricane Harvey. Her house took on water. So, she is in the process of all the salvaging what can be salvaged, soon to remodel and all that goes on with the process. And, yes, she lost lots of her stamp and craft items.

Our colors this week were chosen by Carole. Old Olive, Melon Mambo and Very Vanilla. Color Challenge 7.

This is what Carole created –

Carole C. stampin up

…and, the nicely decorated inside!

Carole C. stampin up

I created my card and totally forgot to go with Very Vanilla!

libbystamps, stampin up, Colorful Season, Seasonal Layers Thinlits

I was playing with these framelits again. I recently got them, although, I think they are old news since the Holiday Mini came out! I can se why they are all the rage – can’t wait to use them for fall cards!!!

I updated my Retired Items for Sale page, finally!!!! You can read why there. Please shop for the cause. Thanks in advance!

Happy Stampin’
Libby

Our Create with Connie and Mary September Session is ready to purchase! Please support me and the Design Team by purchasing any of our tutorial sessions. Previous month tutorials are still available.

Here is a sneak at the September projects –

 September features –
  • Pick a Pumpkin Bundle
  • Tags & Trimming Bundle
  • Spooky Cat Bundle
  • Festive Phrases Stamp Set
  • Colorful Seasons Bundle

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!

Check out CREATE WITH CONNIE AND MARY for more details!

Watercooler Wednesday 136 – Gail’s All About Birthdays Challenge

Gettin’ back into the bloggin’ groove again. Today, I designed a card for Watercooler Wednesday.

Great universal theme hosted by our talented Gail –

I went with a pretty flower – tulips!

libbystamps, stampin up, Beautiful Bouquet, Bouquet Bunch Framelits, Beautiful Bouquet Bundle, Everyday label Punch, WWC

These tulips look so real! Both pieces are framelits too!

I loved this Beautiful Bouquet stamp set and Bouquet Bunch framelit set! The stamp set has so many sentiments too!!! Great for all any number  of occasions.

You can see the other Design Team inspiration cards on our Watercooler Wednesday blog. And, you can even link up a card there too!

Supplies –

  • Stamp Set – Beautiful Bouquet
  • Framelits – Bouquet Bunch
  • Bundles – Beautiful Bouquet
  • Card Stock – Daffodil Delight, Whisper White
  • Ink – Old Olive, Daffodil Delight, Melon Mambo, Real Red
  • Punches – Everyday label Punch (2017 Holiday Mini)
  • Other – 1/4 Double Stitched Daffodil Delight Ribbon
Happy Stampin’
Libby

Our Create with Connie and Mary September Session is ready to purchase! Please support me and the Design Team by purchasing any of our tutorial sessions. Previous month tutorials are still available.

Here is a sneak at the September projects –

 September featured sets –
  • Pick a Pumpkin Bundle
  • Tags & Trimming Bundle
  • Spooky Cat Bundle
  • Festive Phrases Stamp Set
  • Colorful Seasons Bundle

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!

Check out CREATE WITH CONNIE AND MARY for more details!

I am Thankful for You

I am thankful that you stopped by today! I have a card I designed for Try Stampin’ on Tuesday. Here is our new sketch for the week –

Theme : Fall Fun

I went to play with the Quilt Builder Framelits again! This time, I combined them with the Painted Autumn Designer Series Paper (DSP). They worked so well together –

libbystamps, stampin up, Painted Harvest, Quilt Builder Framelits, Painted Autumn  DSP, TSOT

Isn’t this just so pretty?? I love this!

libbystamps, stampin up, Painted Harvest, Quilt Builder Framelits, Painted Autumn  DSP, TSOT

This trio of pumpkins was cut from one of the sheets of DSP. Actually, the reverse side is this little square pattern! They combined beautifully.

I did flip my design from the sketch because it just worked better with the pumpkins. Sometimes you just have to do that in these layouts.

So. What will you create using our sketch? See what the other Design Team members created on our blog, Try Stampin on Tuesday. Want to link up a card? You can do that on our blog or on our Facebook site as well.

Supplies –

  • Stamp Set – Painted Harvest
  • Framelits – Quilt Builder
  • Card Stock – Soft Sky,Early Espresso, Cajun Craze, Tangerine Tango
  • Ink – Early Espresso
  • DSP – Painted Autumn
  • Other – Pool Party Baker’s Twine
Happy Stampin’
Libby

Our Create with Connie and Mary September Session is ready to purchase! Please support me and the Design Team by purchasing any of our tutorial sessions. Previous month tutorials are still available.

Here is a sneak at the September projects –

 September featured sets –
  • Pick a Pumpkin Bundle
  • Tags & Trimming Bundle
  • Spooky Cat Bundle
  • Festive Phrases Stamp Set
  • Colorful Seasons Bundle

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!

Check out CREATE WITH CONNIE AND MARY for more details!

Y T & W

What??? I thought you’d think that.

New color downline color challenge. Yellow. Turquoise. White.

I went with a card I created a couple of weeks ago at a friends class –

libbystamps, stampin up, Daisy Delight, Daisy Punch, Daisy Delight Bundle

Something really cute, quick and simple. We used the Daisy Delight bundle. I originally just bought the punch thinking I did not need the stamp set. I have since purchased the stamp set. Grumble.

Carole was the only other one to join us this week. We are all in Harvey prep mode here!

Carole C. stampin up

As always, she created a stunning card! This was the shaving cream background. Such a forgotten favorite technique. This look is quite popular these days. Almost looks like watercolor!

Carole C. stampin up

She always take the time to decorate the inside too!

Well, back to riding, Harvey, the storm out! Lots of new stamps and framelits to play with…..if I could just come unglued from the TV and all the sensationalism and panic they instill in the viewers…..it’s mesmerizing. In lieu of Harvey, we will be taking a week break from challenges not knowing the course of the storm. See you back in two weeks.

Happy Stampin’
Libby

I’m also part of the Create with Connie and Mary Design Team! You can purchase the August Session now, and previous one too!

Here is a sneak at the August projects –

AUGUST, we are featuring –

  • Coffee Cafe Bundle
  • Ribbon of Courage
  • Feathery Friends
  • You Move Me Bundle
  • Pieces & Patterns (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!

We will have a bonus Holiday project too –

Check out CREATE WITH CONNIE AND MARY for more details

Purple Color Craze

Happy Friday!

If you’re a regular, you know on Fridays I host an optional challenge for my downline.

(Downline : I am a Stampin’ Up stamps demonstrator, downlines are too. They have signed up under me as hobbyist or as a person who might make extra income. If you are interested in this, please contact me.) 

We are up to Challenge 5!! Yes, I still need to create those nifty blocks with the color squares in them! Our colors this week were purple, grey and vanilla.

I played with something new –

libbystamps, stampin up, Grown With Love Bundle, Grown with Love, Garden Grown Framelits

Such a sweet stamp set and framelits!

libbystamps, stampin up, Grown With Love Bundle, Grown with Love, Garden Grown Framelits

I miss spending time outside. But, with temperatures at 100, with 100% humidity – it’s nearly impossible. So, I’ll create cards of flowers instead of cultivating them in the garden!

Enough about me! A couple participated in the color challenge this week. Here is Joan’s adorable card –

Stampin' Up, Joan W, Foxy Friends, Better Together, Hearth and Home, Bloomin Heart, Brick Wall EF

It’s actually a remembrance of her tuxedo cat that passed 13 years ago! Sweet idea to peek from the window.

I really like the fresh Fig and Rich Razzleberry flowers in the window box. Looks great against the brick wall.

Carole created a wonderful money holder –

Stampin' Up, Carole C, Sunshine Wishes, Swirly Scribble Thinlits, Happy birthday circle die, Wink of Stella

Start to open the tri-fold –

Stampin' Up, Carole C, Sunshine Wishes, Swirly Scribble Thinlits, Happy birthday circle die, Wink of Stella

First flap……

Stampin' Up, Carole C, Sunshine Wishes, Swirly Scribble Thinlits, Happy birthday circle die, Wink of Stella

Second flap where the goods are placed! Love the Fresh Fig with the Smoky Slate! Great combination for this project!

Some great cards this week!

Happy Stampin’
Libby

Did you know that I am also part of the Create with Connie and Mary Design Team? I am! Our most recent August Session is now available for purchase. Here is a peek of the projects –

AUGUST, we are featuring –

  • Coffee Cafe Bundle
  • Ribbon of Courage
  • Feathery Friends
  • You Move Me Bundle
  • Pieces & Patterns (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!

We will have a bonus Holiday project too –

Check out CREATE WITH CONNIE AND MARY for more details

Watercooler Wednesday 132 – Marsha’s Masculine Anything Goes Challenge

Week is halfway done. Time for a Watercooler Wednesday challenge!

Theme this week as you can see, masculine!

I always seem to gravitate towards simple, clean, darker colors.This is what I designed –

libbystamps, stampin up, Happy Celebrations, Banners for You, Bunch of Banners Framelits, Wood Textures DSP, WWC

I started with stamping the ‘happy’ sentiment on the Wood Textures paper. I just built the card from there. Adding elements such as the stamped party hats and then the adding the presents as I went along. It just needed a little something at each step.

And, it’s not too overdone. You agree?

Need a little more inspiration? Well, check out our Watercooler Wednesday blog. Some great ideas that everyone came up with. You can also link your creation to our challenge there as well.

Supplies –

  • Stamp Set – Happy Celebrations, Banners for You
  • Framelits – Bunch of Banners
  • Card Stock – Crumb Cake, Dapper Denim, Real Red, Very Vanilla
  • Ink – Dapper Denim, Real Red, Very Vanilla
  • DSP – Wood Textures
Happy Stampin’
Libby

Did you know that I am also part of the Create with Connie and Mary Design Team? I am! Our most recent August Session is now available for purchase.

AUGUST, we are featuring –

  • Coffee Cafe Bundle
  • Ribbon of Courage
  • Feathery Friends
  • You Move Me Bundle
  • Pieces & Patterns (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!

We will have a bonus Holiday project too –

Check out CREATE WITH CONNIE AND MARY for more details