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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Create with Connie and Mary Saturday Blog Hop – Awning Cards

Have we got a great blog hop today with Create with Connie and Mary!

Our theme is Awning Cards.

I admit, I don’t think I’ve ever made an awning card. You know how doors and windows sometimes have awnings over them for shade? Well, that apparently works with card making too! And, it makes for some cute card designs.

I pulled out some new Stampin’ Up Designer Series Paper for this design. I notice that in small towns, they tend to decorate the windows according to seasons – and, fall, who doesn’t love fall!?!? That was my inspiration!

libbystamps, stampin up, Spooky Cat, Spooky Night DSP, window card, awning card

I photographed my card as it was lying flat. But that didn’t really show off the ‘awning’.

Check out the dimension –

libbystamps, stampin up, Spooky Cat, Spooky Night DSP, window card, awning card

I used Acetate Window Sheets for the window.

libbystamps, stampin up, Spooky Cat, Spooky Night DSP, window card, awning cardI thought the pumpkins and sentiment looked best on the inside peeking through the opening, just like a real window!

This card was also minimally stamped. The pumpkins were cut from the Spooky Night Designer Series Paper! The awning was also trimmed according to the circles in the pattern. So easy!

Check out the other the other Design Team members – 

Supplies –

  • Stamp Set – Spooky Cat
  • Card Stock – Old Olive, Very Vanilla, Basic Black
  • Ink – Black Memento
  • DSP – Spooky Night
  • Other – Acetate Window Sheets
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!

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!

Simply, Give Thanks

Starting to get that fall feeling in my card designs! Today, I have designed one for Create with Connie and Mary!

We have a new color challenge with colors perfect for a fall card!

Wouldn’t you agree? I created this using some new Designer Series Paper –

libbystamps, stampin up, Labels to Love, Painted Autumn DSP, Everyday Label Punch, Leaf Punch, Starburst Punch, CCMC

Minimal stamping too! Although, I did fussy cut the pumpkin!

libbystamps, stampin up, Labels to Love, Painted Autumn DSP, Everyday Label Punch, Leaf Punch, Starburst Punch, CCMC

It’s a simply fun design – kind of free in the placement of the leaves and the pumpkin!

Check out how the other designers used these colors here. After we inspire you to create a card, link it up on our Facebook page.

Supplies –

  • Stamp Set – Labels to Love
  • Card Stock – Very Vanilla, Soft Sky, Peekaboo Peach, Tangerine Tango
  • Ink – Soft Suede
  • DSP – Painted Autumn
  • Punches -Everyday Label, Leaf, Starburst
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!

Create with Connie and Mary Saturday Blog Hop – Holiday Catalog

Have we got a fun hop of cards today for our Create with Connie and Mary blog hop!

Our theme is the new Holiday Catalog.

Where do I begin??? This year it’s just FABULOUS!!

A favorite of mine is the Pizza Boxes. They are coated to be food safe, but hold cards equally as well. So that was my starting point for these –

libbystamps, stampin up, Painted Harvest, Merry Cafe, Mini Pizza Boxes, Whisper White 3x3 Envelopes, Everyday Label Punch, CCMC

The Painted Harvest is next on my favorites so far which I combined with the Merry Cafe to create 4 3×3 little cards. Another new thing is 3×3 mini envelopes! (They are under the cards in the picture.)

libbystamps, stampin up, Painted Harvest, Merry Cafe, Mini Pizza Boxes, Whisper White 3x3 Envelopes, Everyday Label Punch, CCMCI used the flower center and a partial leaf to create the little pumpkin here.

libbystamps, stampin up, Painted Harvest, Merry Cafe, Mini Pizza Boxes, Whisper White 3x3 Envelopes, Everyday Label Punch, CCMC

Here, I created the pooling water look with the fern stamp and three inks, Black Memento, Basic Grey and Smokey Slate.

libbystamps, stampin up, Painted Harvest, Merry Cafe, Mini Pizza Boxes, Whisper White 3x3 Envelopes, Everyday Label Punch, CCMC

Thinking out of the box here by using the two acorns pieces, opposite, I created the holiday glasses.

libbystamps, stampin up, Painted Harvest, Merry Cafe, Mini Pizza Boxes, Whisper White 3x3 Envelopes, Everyday Label Punch, CCMCThe wreath here is pretty straight forward. It’s the flower without the stamped centers.

Did you notice the ‘ticket corner’ looking punched corners on all the cards? I used the new Everyday Label Punch to create them. Just insert them from the top of the punch using the edge as a guideline.

We all have our favorites and products we gravitate too. See what the other Design Team members created –


 

Supplies –

  • Stamp Set – Painted Harvest, Merry Cafe
  • Card Stock – Whisper White, Cajun Craze, Pumpkin Pie, Soft Sky, Cherry Cobbler
  • Ink – Cajun Craze, Always Artichoke, Black Memento, Basic Grey and Smokey Slate, Night of Navy, Island Indigo, Cherry Cobbler, Garden Green
  • Punches Everyday Label
  • Other – Mini Pizza Boxes, Whisper White 3×3 Envelopes
Happy Stampin’
Libby

Our Create with Connie and Mary September Session is almost ready to be released! And, I must say, I created an adorable 3-D item!! Please support me and the Design Team by purchasing any of our tutorial sessions. September will be available on the 11th, the others 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!

Cozy Cable Cap

Hello my stampin’ friends! Time to create a card for Create with Connie and Mary!

Sadly, I missed last weeks challenge. But, I’m back this week! Things still need to be put back in order…..but, everyone is safe and there is stampin’ to be done!

Here is our new, inspiring sketch for the week –

This was tricky for me with the half circle. I love the result –

libbystamps, stampin up, Flourishing Phrases, Quilt Builder Framelits, Circles Collection Framelits, Cable Knit Dynamic Textured EF, CCMC

It’s like a little knitted cap with a pretty flower trim! Can be holiday-ish, or maybe not!

libbystamps, stampin up, Flourishing Phrases, Quilt Builder Framelits, Circles Collection Framelits, Cable Knit Dynamic Textured EF, CCMC The sentiment is perfect as caps are warm! Just a little pun here perhaps!

I used the new Quilt Builder Framelits from the Holiday Mini again! So many shapes for such variety!

You should see how the other Design Team members at Create with Connie and Mary used this sketch! Amazing cards!

And, you can create an amazing card too! When you do, simply link it up on our Facebook page. It’s soo much fun!

Supplies –

  • Stamp Set – Flourishing Phrases
  • Framelits – Quilt Builder, Circles Collection (retired)
  • Card Stock – Soft Sky, Very Vanilla, Cherry Cobbler, Powder Pink, Tranquil Tide
  • Ink – Cherry Cobbler
  • Other – Cable Knit Dynamic EF
Happy Stampin’
Libby

Our Create with Connie and Mary September Session is almost ready to be released! And, I must say, I created an adorable 3-D item this time around. Please support me and the Design Team by purchasing any of our tutorial sessions. September will be available on the 11th.

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!