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

Watercooler Wednesday #119 – Judy’s Masculine ‘Anything Goes’ Challenge

It’s been a few days since I posted last.

Nice to spend some time designing for Watercooler Wednesday today! Our theme today comes from a new team member –

Welcome, Judy!!

I went with a fun, traditional color scheme –

libbystamps, stampin up, Celebrate Today, Happy Celebrations, By the Shore DSP, Balloon Bouquet Punch

…..and, some retiring Designer Series Paper, stamp set and some items carrying over!!!

libbystamps, stampin up, Celebrate Today, Happy Celebrations, By the Shore DSP, Balloon Bouquet Punch

The Designer Series Paper has lines that make it a little shaded or rough as you can see. When I inked up my stamp, I kept getting that same lines effect! Not really sure how – but it so worked for this card!

I just thought these colors were very guy-ish, summer-ish and just plain fun-ish! Ha, ha, ha!

What do you think? You can check out the other design team cards and link up a card to our challenge on our blog.

Supplies –

  • Stamp Set – Celebrate Today (R), Happy Celebration
  • Card Stock – Real Red, Dapper Denim
  • Ink – Memento Black, Real Red
  • DSP – By the Shore
  • Punches – Balloon Bouquet
  • Other – Project Life Journaling Pen
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

Sweet Swirly Congrats

Welcome to another inspirational sketch from Create with Connie and Mary!

As always, our sketches are so easy to use! This one is no different!

I hadn’t played around with the Swirly Scribbles Thinlits in a while. Decided it was time to dust them off! They seemed perfect for this sketch!

I created this simple number –

libbystamps, stampin up, Swirly Scribbles Thinlits, Sunshine Wishes Thinlits, Fabulous Foil Designer Acetate Sheets

Look closely at the swirls. See anything different? I decided to use a new upcoming In-Color, Powder Pink! It really is close to the current two pinks Stampin Up has, Pink Pirouette and Blushing Bride.

libbystamps, stampin up, Swirly Scribbles Thinlits, Sunshine Wishes Thinlits, Fabulous Foil Designer Acetate Sheets

This card is simply elegant! It would make a great card to congratulate someone on a variety of occasions, birthday, wedding, new baby, job – you name it!

All the elements are adhered flat to the card using Tombow Liquid Glue. Tip : to adhere the acetate, add tiny amounts of glue to the just a few of dots on the back of the acetate. That way, they will be camouflaged!

You should see how the other Design team members used this sketch. You can upload your card on our Facebook page.

Supplies –

  • Stamp Set – none!
  • Framelits – Swirly Scribbles, Sunshine Wishes
  • Card Stock – Whisper White, Blushing Bride, Pink Pirouette, Power Pink, Basic Black
  • DSP Fabulous Foil Designer Acetate
  • Other – Tombow Liquid Glue
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

Watercooler Wednesday #118 – Penny’s ‘Mom’ Theme Challenge

Middle of the week inspiration coming from Watercooler Wednesday  today! Our theme today, you guessed it –

I have created lots of different cards for Mother’s Day. I was thinking…..another one??

Well, after reading of some of my team members situations of loosing their own moms, I let that be my inspiration –

libbystamps, stampin up, Labeler Alphabet, Layering Squares Framelits, Stitched Shapes Framelits, Fruit Stand DSP, Sweetheart Punch, Copper Foil Sheets, Falling Petals EF, WWC118

‘Mother in my heart’ – I thought was appropriate for the situation. And, simply done with the Labeler Alphabet!

libbystamps, stampin up, Labeler Alphabet, Layering Squares Framelits, Stitched Shapes Framelits, Fruit Stand DSP, Sweetheart Punch, Copper Foil Sheets, Falling Petals EF, WWC118

Hard to see in both photos, but, the sentiment is framed with a scalloped piece of Copper Foil! It goes really nicely with all the shades of pink here. The card base is Blushing Bride, layered with the embossed Pink Pirouette. So pretty!

Supplies –

  • Stamp Set – Labeler Alphabet
  • Framelits – Layering Squares, Stitched Shapes
  • Card Stock – Pink Pirouette, Blushing Bride, Whisper White
  • Ink – Chocolate Chip
  • DSP – Fruit Stand
  • Punches – Sweetheart
  • Other – Falling Petals EF, Copper Foil Sheets
Happy Stampin’
Libby

Cinco de Mayo Fiesta

Happy May fifth!

Made a quick card in honor of Cinco de Mayo –

libbystamps, stampin up, Birthday Fiesta, Birthday Fiesta Bundle, Fiesta Time Framelits, Festive Birthday DSP, Cinco de Mayo

I’m going to miss this bundle!

libbystamps, stampin up, Birthday Fiesta, Birthday Fiesta Bundle, Fiesta Time Framelits, Festive Birthday DSP, Cinco de Mayo

This Llama is just THE cutest! His expression!

This is still available for purchase if you are interested. The designer series paper too!

Happy Stampin’
Libby

Eastern Beauty Thank You

Time to be inspired with another Create with Connie and Mary  challenge this week.

Nice color selection to design with. Too bad the Mint Macaron and the Tip Top Taupe are retiring.

I’m playing around with the new Eastern Palace Suite again! It’s so fun! This time, I did some stamping with the stamp set.

libbystamps, stampin up, Eastern Beauty, Eastern Medallions Thinlits, Stitched Shapes Framelits, Eastern Palace Bundle, CCMC456

I cut one of the shapes out from the coordinating framelits, pairing it with the Stitched Shapes Framelits.

libbystamps, stampin up, Eastern Beauty, Eastern Medallions Thinlits, Stitched Shapes Framelits, Eastern Palace Bundle, CCMC456

This is just a ‘suite’ card, wouldn’t you agree? I’d love to read a comment from you!

Check out the other Design Teams cards and join us this week with these fabulous colors!

You can link up that card on our Facebook page as well.

Supplies –

  • Stamp Set – Eastern Beauty
  • Framelits – Eastern Medallions, Stitched Shapes
  • Bundles – Eastern Palace
  • Card Stock – Old Olive, Very Vanilla, Tip Top Taupe
  • Ink – Mint Macaron, Old Olive, Tip Top Taupe
  • Other – Old Olive 3/8 Taffeta Ribbon (retired)
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