CCMC Saturday Blog Hop – Alphabet Cards

Happy Saturday! Time to hop around with these wonderful designers at Create with Connie and Mary!

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Our theme this week is Alphabet Cards. This is a good one!

Perfect for these Large Letters Framelits!

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Who doesn’t need a simple HELLO card in nice trendy colors?

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I double cut each letter and adhered them a little ‘off’ to create a shadow effect. I also used Dimensionals to give an additional look of depth. Simple. Pretty. Lovely!

Supplies –

  • Stamp Set – none, cane you believe it?
  • Framelits – Large Letters Framelits
  • Card Stock – Pool Party, Pink Pirouette, Basic Black
  • Other – Basic Black Baker’s Twine

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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:

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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 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:

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!

Best. Card. Ever. Watercooler. Wednesday. #111.

Ahhhh, time for great inspiration from Watercooler Wednesday!

Marsha chose a favorite for me.

Masculine theme. And, anything goes!

I guess I was thinking’ of the sweet hubs when I created this –

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……because he is. The. Best. Guy. Ever.

It’s a lot of silver foil. It doesn’t photograph well. But. In person, awesome! I am totally a fan of this background! It’s one of those thicker embossing folders. I hadn’t used it yet…….story of a crafters life, right?

libbystamps, stampin up, Suite Sentiments, Urban Underground DSP, Hexagons Dynamic EF, Sunshine Wishes Thinlits, WWC, masculineThe heart was in my leftover box and it was just meant to be on this card! It’s bold. It’s balance. It was a scrap!

libbystamps, stampin up, Suite Sentiments, Urban Underground DSP, Hexagons Dynamic EF, Sunshine Wishes Thinlits, WWC, masculineThe stamp set is a great one too, Suite Sentiments! Lots and lots of variety. It’s on the last page of the Occasions mini and probably overlooked as that catalog has so many wonderful products in it!

Guy card just need to be simple and straight to the point.

What do you think? The other design team members created wonderful masculine cards too. You should check them out and join our challenge this week! We love to see new faces! And, your great designs!

Supplies –

  • Stamp Set – Suite Sentiments
  • Framelits – Sunshine Wishes
  • Card Stock – Basic Gray, Basic Black, Real Red, Whisper White
  • Ink – Tuxedo Black Memento
  • DSP – Urban Underground
  • Other – Hexagon Dynamic EF
Happy Stampin’
Libby

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

Shamrockin’ Good Luck

Top ‘o the Friday to ya! Happy March 17th – Saint Patrick’s Day – Friday – whatever it is to you!

I did made little treats for my coworkers. I also decided to create a card to go with them. A dear coworker and friend is leaving and I wanted to wish her well.

Color Throwdown also had great colors that just fit my needs perfectly too! Here are there challenge colors –

Very festive I’d say.

And, from the looks of my card, their picture inspired me too!

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I like how fun my card is!

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These are the treats I made too!

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Fun and festive!

I followed a tutorial here for the shamrock/clovers. It was pretty easy once I got started.

The card, of course was my own design! I used two greens that really clash, Cucumber Crush and Emerald Envy. I liked how the gold and black offset them in this card.

What do you think? Fun? Festive? I’d love to hear from you!

Happy Stampin’
Libby

Bunny for Watercooler Wednesday #110

Ahhhh. Middle of the week. I hope your Spring break has been good for you! Have you been able to have some you time? Perhaps this new sketch from Watercooler Wednesday will help!

Isn’t this just adorable? We all thought so!

But, remember, this is a CLEAN & SIMPLE challenge – so not a lot of stuff with that bunny – simple is the key.

I whipped this up quickly –

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It helps having an adorable stamp set and coordinating framelits! And, yes, DSP on hand too.

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This is a super sweet card and I can’t wait to mail it out!

I think my ‘peeps’ on the Design Team liked it. Lol! Do you? Comments are always appreciated.

See what the other made and find those dusty bunny stamps and use them!!! Challenges are soo much fun to play along with!

Supplies –

  • Stamp Set – Basket Bunch
  • Framelits – Basket Builder, Lot of Labels
  • Bundles – Basket Bunch Bundle
  • Card Stock – Whisper White, Daffodil Delight
  • Ink – Basic Grey
  • DSP – Fruit Stand
Happy Stampin’
Libby