Watercolor Wednesday 129 – Libby’s All About Christmas Challenge

It’s Christmas in July for Watercooler Wednesday.

…..and, it’s also my hosted challenge!

I had a Card Buffet last Sunday and one of the favorite cards was a watercolor card. I decided to use the idea and create a Christmas card with this technique –

libbystamps, stampin up, Eastern Beauty, Oh What Fun, watercolor card, Christmas Card, WWC

To create this lovely background, I damped the watercolor paper generously. I took one of our blocks and inked it up running it across the wet watercolor paper creating a nifty effect when dried. I used Real Red and Emerald Envy.

libbystamps, stampin up, Eastern Beauty, Oh What Fun, watercolor card, Christmas Card, WWC

Once dried, I stamped the circles from the Eastern Beauty stamp set. The sentiment is from Oh, What Fun.

Simple. Quick. Fun.

See the others Christmas in July cards on our Watercooler Wednesday blog. Create a card and join us! I’d love to see you play along with my challenge this week!

Supplies –

  • Stamp Set – Eastern Beauty, Oh What Fun
  • Card Stock Emerald Envy
  • Ink – Real red, Emerald Envy, Watercolor Paper
Happy Stampin’
Libby

Just letting you know, I’m on the Create with Connie and Mary Design Team as well and the new JULY session is now available!  I create part of the tutorial for them!

This month, 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

Watercooler Wednesday #125 – Kath’s Christmas Challenge

We have a fun new challenge today over at Watercooler Wednesday!

See. Christmas in June (almost July)!

After rummaging through my current items, I realized that this intricate santa carried over! So, here we go –

libbystamps, stampin up, Detailed Santa Thinlits, Holly Berry Happiness, Christmas, WWCPretty non-traditional I’d say!

Ssssshhhhh. Simple too!

libbystamps, stampin up, Detailed Santa Thinlits, Holly Berry Happiness, Christmas, WWC

I literally cut the focal image out and adhered it to the Blushing Bride card base.

Stamped a sentiment and finished it off with some baker’s twine. A stack of these could be created in no time, really.

So. You feeling the non-traditional Christmas spirit? If so, join up with our challenge over at Watercooler Wednesday! Challenges are so much fun to play along with!

Supplies –

  • Stamp Set – Holly Berry Happiness
  • Framelits – Detailed Santa
  • Card Stock – Blushing Bride, Basic Black
  • Ink – Memento Black
  • Other – Basic Black Solid Baker’s Twine
Happy Stampin’
Libby

The JUNE Mini Session is still OPEN! We are featuring products from the NEW Annual Catalog in June! Delightful Daisy Bundle, Colorful Seasons Bundle, Tranquil Tulips, Wood Words Bundle, and Label Me Pretty 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, and
  • 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 joining us – 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)

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!

June 2017 Collage

CREATE WITH CONNIE AND MARY

JUNE 2017 ONLY

$8.95 US

Watercooler Wednesday #120 – Gail’s Christmas Challenge

Time for a Watercooler Wednesday challenge featuring a little JOY –

Yup. It has come. Christmas in…….MAY!!

I’ll admit, I was a bit stumped to create a Christmas card without much fresh, new Christmas products. I combined some old, some current and some upcoming to create this –

libbystamps, stampin up, Holly Berry Happiness, Eastern Medallions Thinlits, Merry Tags Thinlits, Eastern Palace Specialty DSP, Gold Foil, WWC

And, yes, it did bring me JOY when it was finished! It is quite lovely in person – foil cards never photograph well.

libbystamps, stampin up, Holly Berry Happiness, Eastern Medallions Thinlits, Merry Tags Thinlits, Eastern Palace Specialty DSP, Gold Foil, WWCI hope you have enjoyed the May Christmas inspiration! You should see what the others designed! Some great ideas! Perhaps we have inspired you to pull out your old and newer stuff to join us in our Christmas card challenge this week!

Supplies –

  • Stamp Set – Holly Berry Happiness
  • Framelits – Eastern Medallion, Merry Tags
  • Card Stock – Very Vanilla, Dapper Denim
  • Ink – Dapper Denim
  • DSP – Eastern Palace Specialty
  • Other – Gold Foil, Gold Cord (retired)
Happy Stampin’
Libby

Create with Connie and Mary Saturday Blog Hop – Saying Goodbye

Time for another hop around the creative side with a Create with Connie and Mary blog hop!

Today, our theme is about saying goodbye to retiring Stampin’ Up products.

Of course, my list is long, but I kept it super short and sweet for this post.

I went with a Christmas favorite that’s retiring –

libbystamps, stampin up, Snow Place, Snow Friends Framelits, Fruit Stand DSP, Falling Petals EF, CCMC Blog Hop

This cute little fun set, Snow Place stamp set and the coordinating,Snow Friends Framelits are both retiring.

libbystamps, stampin up, Snow Place, Snow Friends Framelits, Fruit Stand DSP, Falling Petals EF, CCMC Blog Hop

This embossing folder, Falling Petals, the Designer Series Paper, Fruit Stand (yes, a non-Christmas paper for a traditional Christmas card!!!), and the thick bakers twine are all leaving us as well. I’ll miss the stamp set and framelit bundle the most.

We have so much talent on our team. Check them out to see what their favorites are and what you can not live with out before its gone for good.

sp16sathopnext

sp16sathopprevious

 Supplies –

  • Stamp Set – Snow Place
  • Framelits – Snow Friends
  • Card Stock – Cucumber Crush, Whisper White
  • Ink – Memento Black
  • DSP – Fruit Stand
  • Other – Falling Petals EF, Cucumber Crush Thick Bakers Twine, Pumpkin Pie Stampin’ Write Marker
Happy Stampin’
Libby

The brand new JUNE Mini Session is coming soon! (Yes, with the uncertainty of the retiring products and lateness of the preorder, we decided to skip May.)  We’ll be featuring products from the BRAND NEW Annual Catalog in June!

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, and
  • 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 joining us – 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)

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!

JUNE SNEAK PEEK COMING SOON!

CREATE WITH CONNIE AND MARY

JUNE 2017 ONLY

$8.95 US


PREORDER BONUS PROJECT:  Purchase BOTH June and July 2017 Mini Sessions and get a PREORDER BONUS TUTORIAL designed by Connie Babbert immediately upon purchase!

You’ll have the tutorial NOW to use before the new catalog begins!

Preorder 2017 Bonus Project

JUNE & JULY 2017 MINI SESSIONS

plus BONUS 2017 PREORDER project!

$17.90 US

PREORDER BONUS PROJECT: Purchase BOTH June and July 2017 Mini Sessions and get a PREORDER BONUS TUTORIAL designed by Connie Babbert immediately upon purchase!
You’ll have the tutorial NOW to use before the new catalog begins!

Preorder 2017 Bonus Project
JUNE & JULY 2017 MINI SESSIONS
plus BONUS 2017 PREORDER project!

$17.90 US

Today is the Last Day…..

……..to order items from the 2016 Holiday mini catalog.

The following items are retiring and or on sale. You may order online using hostess code KP3UMAPB.

You may also go to my online shopsite, libbystamps.stampinup.net, and shop there too! I’d appreciate your business!

Sale: $12.75

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Happy Stampin’
Libby

For You, Snowman!

Got a quick card slash gift idea I created for Create with Connie and Mary this week!

We have very pretty colors as our inspirational start for the week –

ccmc438

I love these colors! So many different ways you could go with them. But, I chose to go with a winter or could be Christmas themed card –

libbystamps, stampin up, CCMC438, Snow Friends Framelits, Gently Falling Embossing Folder, Jar of Love

See,winter, but, could be Christmas, but, doesn’t have to be!

libbystamps, stampin up, CCMC438, Snow Friends Framelits, Gently Falling Embossing Folder, Jar of Love

And. Bonus. It’s a gift card holder!!!!

I love to whip these up. Basic measurement is 4 1/4 x 11. Scored at 1 1/2 and 7. Fold up. Use tear & tape to secure. Fold down. Done. That easy, really!

libbystamps, stampin up, CCMC438, Snow Friends Framelits, Gently Falling Embossing Folder, Jar of Love

I added a bit of dimension for a little pizzaz!

These are super quick and easy to make a bunch and have in your stash! Use the snowman cut out for another card too!

So, what do you think? I’d love to read your comments!

And, I’d love for you to take time out for your crafty self – just a little – and join us at Create with Connie and Mary this week! You won’t regret it!

Supplies –

  • Stamp Set – Jar of Love
  • Card Stock – Flirty Flamingo, Pool Party, Whisper White
  • Big Shot –  Snow Friends Framelits, Gently Falling Embossing Folder,
  • Ink – Basic Grey
  • Other – Silver Foil, Tear & Tape
Happy Stampin’
Libby

Christmas Noel

Merry Christmas everyone! Happy December 25th!

Whatever you celebrate, if anything, thanks for stopping by!

This will be quick as I am spending time with family and friends today.

These were the other cards that I mailed out for Christmas this year –

libbystamps, stampin up, Christmas Pines, Layering Ovals Framelits, Many Manly Occasions, Silver Glimmer Paper, Christmas Card

Isn’t is just beautiful?

And, look at the inside –

libbystamps, stampin up, Christmas Pines, Layering Ovals Framelits, Many Manly Occasions, Silver Glimmer Paper, Christmas Card

Just as gorgeous! These pictures do not do it just at all!

Once again, Paper Pumpkin to the rescue for helping me create almost 40 of these with minimal work!!

Enough of that – have a wonderful Sunday. However you celebrate it. With whomever you celebrate it with!

Happy Stampin’
Libby