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



Happy Thursday!

I have an adorable card designed for our new color challenge at Create with Connie and Mary –

I have been itching to play with the new Apron of Love bundle. So, I finally thought these colors were perfect to design with!

libbystamps, stampin up, Apron of Love, Yay You, Apron Builder framelits, Apron of Love Bundle, Bubbles & Fizz DSP, Tutti-Frutti Cards & Envelopes, CCMCI started by cutting the apron from the Sale-a-Bration Designer Series Paper, Bubbles & Fizz.

I used the hostess set, Yay You, to stamp the hearts on either side of the strip of Lemon Lime Twist (it’s part of a card from the Tutti-Frutti Cards & Envelopes, a free Sale-a-Bration item).

The trim along the bottom of the apron is the same as the Calypso Coral trim along the side of the Lemon Lime Twist strip. It’s one of the framelits included in the set! So are the cute little utensils and the apron pocket! This set is just adorable!

Check out the other Design team cards on our blog. You can show off your creations on our Facebook page this week!

Stampin’ Up Supplies –

  • Stamp Set – Apron of Love, Yay You (hostess)
  • Framelits – Apron Builder
  • Bundles – Apron of Love
  • Card Stock – Whisper White, Bermuda Bay, Calypso Coral, Silver Foil
  • Ink – Bermuda Bay, Calypso Coral, Lemon Lime Twist
  • DSP – Bubbles & Fizz (Sale-a-Bration)
  • Other – Tutti-Frutti Cards & Envelopes (Sale-a-Bration)
Happy Stampin’

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’

Featuring Flowers – Create with Connie and Mary Saturday Blog Hop

Hello my Saturday friends! Time for a Create with Connie and Mary blog hop!

Our theme this week features flowers.

Or in my case, a flower –

libbystamps, stampin up, Beautiful Day, Stitched Shapes Framelits, Petal Passion DSP, CCMC

I love this Beautiful Day stamp from the occasions mini! I’ve used the butterfly several times. Now time to show this gorgeous flower some love!

I colored it in with one of our Real Red Stampin’ Write Markers. The leaves I colored in with the Old Olive Blends. I’m not sure why I used two different markers for coloring. But, it worked out well.

I softened the background by using a vellum oval off to the side. I added more leaves because the image only has one. Simply done!

The others on the team have created some lovely flower cards as well! Go forward to Debbie Henderson, and back to Mary Brown. I know you’ll be inspired by all of us!

Stampin’ Up Supplies

  • Stamp Set – Beautiful Day
  • Framelits – Stitched Shapes
  • Card Stock – Whisper White, Vellum Card Stock
  • Ink – Black Memento, Real Red
  • DSP – Petal Passion
  • Other – Real Red Stampin’ Write Markers, Old Olive Blends,


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’

Featuring Animals – Create with Connie and Mary Saturday Blog Hop

Thanks for joining me today for the Create with Connie and Mary Saturday blog hop!

Our theme this week is cards Featuring Animals.

Animals. Let me think about this one……..I have several stamp sets that have animals in them. I had a hard time deciding which to use.

I haven’t created much with this Sale-a-Bration set, Beautiful Peacock. It’s really pretty. Admittedly, I’m challenged at lining it up. I figured out a way around that –

libbystamps, stampin up, Beautiful Peacock, Whisper White 1/4 Organza Ribbon, Decorative Ribbon Border Punch, CCMC

I stamped the body separate and cut it out! Then I could easily place it over the plumage! Much easier for me!

I went with shades of grey because I hadn’t seen this combination before. Only the sentiment is in black! It makes a stunningly, beautiful card!

Check out Debbie Henderson, and Mary Brown. I know you’ll be inspired by their cards featuring animals!

Stampin’ Up Supplies

  • Stamp Set – Beautiful Peacock (Sale-a-Bration)
  • Card Stock – Basic Grey, Whisper White, Smokey Slate
  • Ink – Basic Grey, Smokey Slate, Black Memento
  • Punches – Decorative Ribbon Border Punch
  • Other – Whisper White 1/4 Organza Ribbon, Basic Jewel Rhinestones