Saying Goodbye to Sale-a-bration – Create with Connie and Mary Saturday Blog Hop

Welcome to our Create with Connie and Mary blog hop! And, Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

Our theme this week is saying goodbye to Sale-a-Bration. It’ll be ending at the end of March.

There are sooo many wonderful Sale-a-Bration products this year. Additional items were added earlier in the week too. So, choosing what to create with – too many choices!

I choose a newly added item, the Sweet Cake framelits –

libbystamps, stampin up, Eclectic Expressions, Sweet Cake Framelits, CCMC, SAB, Sale-a-bration 2018

It’s a simple card, beautiful nonetheless! These flowers are the star of the show! I love the center heart detailing! Did you even notice that? I only adhered a tiny bit of each flower so they are sticking out in random areas.

The simple stamped image is also from a Sale-a-Bration set, Eclectic Expressions.

If you are wondering, there is a coordinating stamp set available for purchase to these framelits too! 

Go forward to see Debbie Henderson, and back to Mary Brown and their Sale-a-Bration goodbye creations. I know you’ll want them all!

Stampin’ Up Supplies

  • Stamp Set – Eclectic Expressions
  • Framelits – Sweet Cake
  • Card Stock – Whisper White, Calypso Coral, Daffodil Delight, Lemon Lime Twist, Soft Sky
  • Ink – Basic Grey


Shades of Green – Create with Connie and Mary

Happy Saturday! Sharing my day with Create with Connie and Mary and our Saturday blog hop!

Our theme this week features shades of green for St’ Patrick’s Day. How fitting as it’s next Saturday!

I created a thank you card –

libbystamps, stampin up, Eclectic Expressions, Sliding Door Framelits, CCMC

I used the lovely square wreath from the Sliding Door Framelits, part of the Barn Door Bundle. There is no stamp for this framelit, it’s just a framelit! And, I love it!!!

I alternated three colors on a strip of gold, trimming off the end. Did some stamping from a free Sale-a-Bration stamp set and I was done!

Did you happen to see our Create with Connie and Mary’s Thursday post? Check it out – we are celebrating 500 challenges – WITH prizes. You should join us! 

Check out the other green themed Design Team cards! Go forward to Debbie Henderson, and back to Mary Brown. I know you’ll be green with envy to create something! Lol!

Stampin’ Up Supplies

  • Stamp Set – Eclectic Expressions (Sale-a-Bration FREE item!)
  • Framelits – Sliding Door
  • Card Stock – Emerald Envy, Whisper White, Lemon Lime Twist, Old Olive, Gold Foil
  • Ink – Black Memento, Emerald Envy, Lemon Lime Twist, Old Olive

Celebrating 500 Challenges

WOOHOO!!! It’s a party!

Create with Connie and Mary are celebrating their 500th Thursday Challenge!

Can you believe it? When we started, we hardly believed that we would still be doing these challenges every week many years later!

And…how can we CELEBRATE?

How about some BLOG CANDY!!!

Have you tried our Create with Connie and Mary Collections yet? We have a few PDF tutorials that we will be giving away…your choice! You’ll need to leave a comment HERE (on our blog) in order to get a chance to win!

Want a SECOND CHANCE to win? Create a “party theme” card to help us celebrate and add it to our LinkedIn catalog on our Create with Connie and Mary blog (yes, it’s back!). We will choose another winner to get a FREE tutorial from those creations! Winners will be announced on Thursday, March 8th!

Here is the sketch to design by using the theme of ‘party’ –

Here is my card for some inspiration –

libbystamps, stampin up, Celebrate You Thinlits, Sweet Soiree Specialty DSP, Sweet Soiree Embellishment Kit, CCMC, 2018 Sale-a-Bration, Sale-A-Bration, SAB

Definitely got the party theme going here! This party has no stamping as I used the Sweet Soiree Embellishment Kit for the cake and the numbers!

The Designer Series Paper is also a coordinating product, the Sweet Soiree Specialty DSP. This card came together soo quick! I added the framelit cut ‘celebrate’ in Silver Foil which, bonus, is a Sale-a-bration freebie!

So. Pull out your craft stuff and create a card for our 500th Challenge! Remember, there will be blog candy! Link up your cards on our Create with Connie and Mary blog this week. Looking forward to seeing you there!

  • Stamp Set – none!
  • Framelits – Celebrate You (Sale-a-Bration item)
  • Card Stock – Pear Pizzaz, Silver Foil
  • Ink – none!
  • DSP – Sweet Soiree Specialty
  • Other – Sweet Soiree Embellishment Kit
Happy Stampin’

We Create – March Blog Hop

My third post for today, Three Post Thursday, is another blog hop for We Create. 

Our theme is to create a card, then recreate it again, adding elements to ‘step it up’, make it fancy.

I made this card last week for a card challenge –

libbystamps, stampin up, Cool Treats, Layering Circles Framelits, Metallic Enamel Shapes, Sweetheart Embossing Folder, We Create

It was a total hit! I loved it sooo much that I wanted to feature it on my Card Buffet for February. However, the 6×6 pack of Designer Series Paper wasn’t quite enough for a whole class.

The whole card front uses most of a 6×6 page. This is both sides of the paper, flipped.

I came up with this modified idea –

libbystamps, stampin up, Cool Treats, Layering Circles Framelits, Metallic Enamel Shapes, Sweetheart Embossing Folder, We Create

Equally as adorable too! And, I was able to get more cards for the four sheets I had!  Everyone who wanted to make the card was able to! Yay!

The top of the card’s texture is made from the Sweetheart embossing folder. The pie covers the flat heart portion! That texture resembles the polka dots – perfect!

The adorable pie was created using a Sale-a-Bration folder called Basket Weave. You can can get that free from me by placing a qualifying order. I’d be happy to help you with that.

Another nifty tip, the heart was gold and I colored it using a Blends marker! Instant matching!

libbystamps, stampin up, Cool Treats, Layering Circles Framelits, Metallic Enamel Shapes, Sweetheart Embossing Folder, We Create

Not sure which one is cuter! Both I think!

As this is a continuous blog hop, check out the next designer, Kris, on the creative trail!

Stampin’ Up Supplies –

  • Stamp Set – Cool Treats
  • Framelits – Layering Circles
  • Card Stock – Crumb Cake, Cherry Cobbler, Night of Navy, Whisper White
  • Ink – Dapper Denim, Cherry Cobbler
  • DSP – Tutti-Frutti 6×6 Stack
  • Punches – Mini Flag (retired)
  • Other – Sweetheart EF, Cherry Cobbler Blends, Metallic Enamel Shapes
Happy Stampin’

Blogging Friends Blog Hop – March – Sale-a-Bration

Happy second post Thursday! This is a blog hop for Blogging Friends Blog Hop!

You might be asking, ‘what is a blog hop’. Well, it’s a continuous travel through several blogs to see lots of great ideas with a theme! Our theme this month is –

What a SUPER theme!

First, let me tell you what Sale-a-Bration is. It’s Stampin’ Up’s gift to those who make a $50, or more, purchase until March 31, 2018. You can see the full list here.

On with my cards. I created two –

libbystamps, stampin up, Bubbles & Fizz, Blossom Basket, 3/8 Shimmer Ribbon, SAB, Sale-a-bration, BFBH

Sale-a-Bration products used –

  • DSP – Bubbles & Fizz
  • Stamp set – Blossom Basket
  • Ribbon – 3/8 Shimmer Ribbon

libbystamps, stampin up, Springtime Foils DSP, Blossom Basket, 3/8 Shimmer Ribbon, Tutii-Frutti Cards & Envelopes, SAB, Sale-a-bration, BFBH

Sale-a-Bration products used –

  • DSP – Springtime Foils
  • Stamp set – Blossom Basket
  • Ribbon – 3/8 Shimmer Ribbon
  • Other – Tutii-Frutti Cards & Envelopes

On this card, I used our new Blends markers to color three of the hand-cut flowers from the Designer Series Paper. I tucked them under the ribbon, placing the sentiment on top.

libbystamps, stampin up, Bubbles & Fizz, Blossom Basket, 3/8 Shimmer Ribbon, SAB, Sale-a-bration, BFBH, Springtime Foils DSP, Tutii-Frutti Cards & Envelopes

Two simply lovely cards made with lots of Sale-a-Bration goodies! What can I order for you?

To see the other creations on the hop, simply click ‘next’  or ‘previous’. It will automatically take you where you need to go.

Stampin’ Up Supplies –

  • Stamp Set – Blossom Basket
  • Card Stock – Whisper White,
  • Ink – Bermuda Bay, Calypso Coral
  • DSP – Bubbles & Fizz, Springtime Foils
  • Other – 3/8 Shimmer Ribbon, Tutii-Frutti Cards & Envelopes, Calypso Coral Blends
Happy Stampin’

Consider Yourself Hugged

Happy ‘three post’ Thursday!

My first post is for Create with Connie and Mary and our new color challenge for the week.

I love these soft, sweet colors!

So I found an adorable bunny to go along with these colors –

libbystamps, stampin up, We Must Celebrate, Lots of Love, Springtime Foils DSP, Decorative Ribbon Border Punch, Starburst Punch, 2" Circle Punch, Metallic Enamel Shapes, Whisper White 1/4 Organza Ribbon, Sale-a-Bration, SAB, CCMC

This just makes me want to squeeee!

The bunny came from the We Must Celebrate stamp set in the Spring Mini. It was a strip of animals and I just fussy cut him from the bunch.

From that, I colored him and just added different pieces to build the card. The final touch was the silver hearts. Just  the right finishing touch!

The card also use Sale-a-Bration paper too! It’s SOOO elegant!

The others members on our Design Team created some beautiful cards! Check them out here! Want to show off how you used our challenge? You can do that here.

If you have time, check out my other two blog post today! I’m sharing some fun cards using more Sale-a-Bration items!

Stampin’ Up Supplies –

  • Stamp Set – We Must Celebrate, Lots of Love
  • Card Stock – Whisper White, Sweet Sugarplum, Flirty Flamingo, Pool Party
  • Ink – Basic Grey
  • DSP – Springtime Foils (FREE during Sale-a-Bration)
  • Punches – Starburst, 2″ Circle
  • Other – Metallic Enamel Shapes, Whisper White 1/4 Organza Ribbon
Happy Stampin’

Bubble Over

Hi my stampin’ friends! Time for a new inspirational challenge from Create with Connie and Mary!

This is our new layout for inspiration this week –

This is a fun one!!

I decided to play with the fun Bubble Over Bundle to create this –

libbystamps, stampin up, Bubble Over, Bottles & Bubbles Framelits, Bubble Over Bundle, Bubbles & Fizz DSP, Banner Triple, Silver Baker's Twine, CCMC, Sale-a-Bration, SAB

Initially, my card was square like the inspiration. These bottles are pretty generous in size, so I increased the hight of my card to a standard card. These are the smaller bottles too!

I can’t wait to give this card out. It’s simply fun!

The other Design Team members created some wonderful cards too. Check them out on our blog.

Hopefully, we will inspire you! Upload your creations using the sketch on our Facebook page.

Stampin’ Up Supplies –

  • Stamp Set – Bubble Over
  • Framelits – Bottles & Bubbles
  • Bundles – Bubble Over
  • Card Stock – Basic Grey, Whisper White, Silver Foil
  • Ink – Basic Grey, Bermuda Bay, Calypso Coral
  • DSP – Bubbles & Fizz
  • Punches – Banner Triple
  • Other – Silver Baker’s Twine
Happy Stampin’