Hello

Welcome to the Create with Connie and Mary Thursday challenge!

Isn’t this a great layout this week?!?! I love it!

In designing my card for this week, I realize that I can use more simple, everyday cards. So, I went with a ‘hello’ card today –

libbystamps, stampin up, Calligraphy Essentials, Share What You Love DSP, Blackberry Bliss Stampin' Write Marker, CCMCThis lovely ‘hello’ is from Calligraphy Essentials. When stamped, it stamps the outline of the word. It’s nice, but it needed to be a little bolder for this card. I took my Stampin’ Write Marker and just colored it in! I wanted a thicker, bolder look for the sentiment.

(Surprisingly, this color, Blackberry Bliss, is a returning color. Both my ink pad and marker worked perfectly after all these years and use in previous classes! Awesome our pads are so long-lasting!)

Oh, back to the card….the bold Designer Series Paper is the Share What You Love. It’s subtle, but a little bold too! I love it here.

I figured this would make anyones day to receive! I’ll make a few more and might even have this on the July Card Buffet.

As always, our Design Team creates some terrific cards. Check them out on the Create with Connie and Mary blog. If you want to show off what you made from our inspiration? You can do that on our Facebook page.

Stampin’ Up Supplies –

  • Stamp Set – Calligraphy Essentials
  • Card Stock – Mint Macaron, Whisper White, Blackberry Bliss, Vellum
  • Ink – Blackberry Bliss
  • DSP – Share What You Love
  • Other – Blackberry Bliss Stampin’ Write Marker
Happy Stampin’
Libby
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Love What You Do Bundle – Create with Connie and Mary Saturday Blog Hop

Happy May 5th!!!!

Playing with new stuff for Create with Connie and Mary and our Saturday blog hop.

Our theme this week features the Love What You Do Bundle.

It will be in the upcoming catalog, but is available for purchase now. It’s a really pretty suite of products. You can see them here.

I went with a brighter card –

libbystamps, stampin up, Love What You Do, Got To Have It All Bundle, Layering Circles Framelits, Share What You Love DSP, Rich Razzleberry 1/4 Velvet Ribbon, Pearlized Doilies, Lovely Floral Dynamic Textured Embossing Folder, CCMC, Stitched Shapes FramelitsThe colors in this suite are absolutely gorgeous!

My base here is Rich Razzleberry. I layered on the new color, Grapefruit Grove, then a piece of the Share What You Love Designer Series Paper.

It’s hard to see, but the Grapefruit grove was embossed on the ends with the Lovely Floral Dynamic Textured Embossing Folder.

We are all creating cards using the suite pf products! You’ll be so inspired! Go forward to Debbie Henderson, and back to Mary Brown. They’ll have awesome creations!

Stampin’ Up Supplies

  • Stamp Set – Love What You Do
  • Framelits – Stitched Shapes, Layering Circles
  • Bundles – Gotta Have It All
  • Card Stock – Rich Razzleberry, Grapefruit Grove, Whisper White
  • Ink – Rich Razzleberry, Grapefruit Grove
  • DSP – Share What You Love
  • Other – Rich Razzleberry 1/4 Velvet Ribbon, Pearlized Doilies, Lovely Floral Dynamic Textured Embossing Folder

Friends Like You

Happy Thursday. We have a new card challenge at Create with Connie and Mary.

Look at this awesome design –

I am using some new stuff from the early release of the Share What You Love Suite.

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I created this –

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The Designer Series Paper is just fabulous! Here, I cut the flowers out individually for the sketch! When you look closely, you can see that they are pearlized –

libbystamps, stampin up, Love What You Do, Gotta Have It All Bundle, Share What You Love DSP, CCMCThere are three options of which you can see here. The stamp set I used is even in the bundles! Those are such beautiful words!

Saturday, we will be hosting a blog hop using these products so you can get even more ideas! Check back!

In the meantime, you can see what the other Design Team members created on our Create with Connie and Mary blog. After we inspire you, create a card and show it off on our Facebook page!

Stampin’ Up Supplies –

  • Stamp Set – Love What You Do
  • Bundles – Gotta Have It All
  • Card Stock – Mint Macaron
  • Ink – Black Memento
  • DSP – Share What You Love
Happy Stampin’
Libby

Are You Motivated – Create with Connie and Mary Saturday Blog Hop

Happy Saturday!

Thank you for joining me and the Create with Connie and Mary Saturday blog hop!

Our theme this week should get you motivated!

I wasn’t sure what direction to go with my card this week. I kept gravitating to one of the stamps from Yay, You. It says, You’ve Got This.

After playing around with a few designs, I settled on this –libbystamps, stampin up, Yay You, Coffee Cup Framelits, Large Letters Framelits, It’s soo fun! Who doesn’t love mermaids, and coffee?!?!

I stamped the sentiment then cut it apart to adhere it to the coffee cup. To make the coffee resemble a coffee cup, simply framelit cut a letter ‘C’ or a number ‘0’ as your handle!

The mermaids were fussy cut. Way more challenging than I thought, but worth it in the end. I selected two that I thought would compliment the cup! They are all too cute!

The cute bubbly background is Designer Series Paper, Myths & Magical. The scalloped edge on the card comes from Magical Mates framelits.

Go forward to Debbie Henderson, and back to Mary Brown. I know you’ll be inspired!

Thanks for stopping by!

Stampin’ Up Supplies

  • Stamp Set – Yay, You, Large Letters
  • Framelits – Coffee Cup, Large Letters
  • Card Stock – Lemon Lime Twist, Whisper White
  • Ink – Black Memento
  • DSP – Myths & Magical

All About Neutrals – Create with Connie and Mary Saturday Blog Hop

Hello! Welcome to the Create with Connie and Mary Saturday blog hop!

Our theme this week features cards containing neutrals.

Who doesn’t love neutrals?? Just about every card ever created uses at least one neutral!

I created this ‘sweet’ card –

libbystamps, stampin up, Sweet Cupcake, Cupcake Cutouts Framelits, CCMCSadly, this is a retiring stamp set and framelits.

This card is fun and whimsical. The icing is layered neutral colors. Just plain fun!

This card would be great for a variety of occasions : someone you’re thinking about, just to say hi, a birthday, to name a few.

I’m sure both (forward) Debbie Henderson, and (back) Mary Brown have some lovely cards!

Stampin’ Up Supplies

  • Stamp Set – Sweet Cupcake, retiring 
  • Framelits – Cupcake Cutouts, retiring
  • Card Stock – Whisper White, Smokey Slate, Basic Black, Basic Grey, Crumb Cake
  • Ink – Basic Grey, Sahara Sand, Crumb Cake, Chocolate Chip (retiring color)

We Create – April Blog Hop

Happy Easter! My second post on Easter today! Another blog hop! This one is for We Create. 

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

My other post today used the Whisper White Narrow Note Card & Envelops and retiring colors.

I decided to use the note cards again, along with Brusho Crystals Watercolors.

I started with the butterfly from Beautiful Day and made this card –

libbystamps, stampin up, Yay You, Beautiful Day, Brusho, Pick a Pattern DSP, watercoloring, We Create Resembles the retiring Dapper Denim, doesn’t it??

This butterfly was made a little more controlled and the colors are turned more vibrant –

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The piece of Designer Series Paper is thinner on this card is well. It’s from Pick a Pattern. Emerald Envy will be a retiring In-Color as well.

The sentiment is from a hostess set, Yay You. Perfect here!

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Hard to tell in the photographs, but the butterfly is adhered on the left side and is popped up on the right side. Yes, makes putting it in an envelope difficult. Just use a larger one. 

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

Stampin’ Up Supplies –

  • Stamp Set – Beautiful Day, Yay You
  • Card Stock – Watercolor Paper
  • Ink – Black Memento
  • DSP – Pick a Pattern
  • Other – Brusho Watercolor Crystals
Happy Stampin’
Libby

Blogging Friends Blog Hop – CASE a Blog Hop Member

Happy Easter my friends! Thank you so much for taking the time to stop by and see my creations!

I decided to CASE this post from Mary Blocher of Power Huff stamping. Take a quick peek, but come right back so you can follow the hop! She made a set of narrow cards using this Designer Series Paper, oval and circle framelits, and flowers.

These are my cards –

libbystamps, stampin up, Yay You, Petals & More Thinlits, Stitched Shapes Framelits, 2 1/2 Circle, Petal Passion DSP, BFBH, blog hop

They are the Narrow Note Cards & Envelopes from the Occasions Mini. The set comes with Whisper White, but I made mine in these soon to be retiring In-Colors. These are cut 9 x 2 1/2, scored at 4 1/2.

Here is an up close of each card and a little about them –
libbystamps, stampin up, Yay You, Petals & More Thinlits, Stitched Shapes Framelits, 2 1/2 Circle, Petal Passion DSP, BFBH, blog hopThis is Flirty Flamingo card stock. I used the Petal Passion Designer Series Paper on all the cards.

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This is Peekaboo Peach. I used two different framelits on the set, Petals & More and Stitched Shapes. I have gotten so much use from these two – well worth the investment!

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This is Sweet Sugarplum card stock. All the sentiments are from the hostess set in the Occasions mini, Yay You. Very encouraging words – I love them!

To see the other CASE creations on the hop, simply click ‘next’  or ‘previous’. It will automatically take you where you need to go! Comments also are nice to read too!

Stampin’ Up Supplies –

  • Stamp Set – Yay You (hostess)
  • Framelits – Petals & More, Stitched Shapes
  • Card Stock – Flirty Flamingo, Peekaboo Peach, Sweet Sugarplum, Whisper White
  • Ink – Black Memento
  • DSP – Petal Passion
  • Punches – 2 1/2 Circle (retired)
  • Other – Whisper White Narrow Note Cards & Envelopes
Happy Stampin’
Libby