The Beauty of Fall – Create with Connie and Mary Saturday Blog Hop

What a wonderful Saturday! Great day to check out the Create with Connie and Mary blog hop!

Our theme this week is The Beauty of Fall.

This is perfect because I LOVE fall. It’s my favorite time of the year.

I created a nice fall card –

libbystamps, stampin up, Painted Harvest, Layering Circles Framelits, Painted Autumn DSP, Colorful Season, Seasonal Layers Thinlits, Gold Metallic Thread, CCMC

It’s really fun! I combined a variety of patterns from the Painted Harvest Designer Series Paper as well as some stamping!

The leaves I inked up in the Crushed Curry, then rocked the outer portion in the different ink pads to get this effect on the leaves. It’s a gorgeous, easy, and a must try technique!

I even got fancy – fancy and wrapped the gold thread behind the circle. These sort of things I struggle to get the look I want! 

I am sure the other Design Team members created wonderful fall cards too!

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

Stampin’ Up Supplies

  • Stamp Set – Painted Harvest, Colorful Season
  • Framelits – Seasonal Layers, Layering Circles
  • Card Stock – Very Vanilla
  • Ink – Early Espresso
  • DSP – Painted Autumn
  • Other – Gold Metallic Thread
Happy Stampin’
Libby

Guess what’s available today??? The Create with Connie and Mary November Session!!

Here is a sneak at the November projects –

Our mini sessions include the instructions for 14 projects with full step-by-step tutorials :

  • Each mini session includes TWELVE unique cards featuring at least 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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And We Give Thanks – Create with Connie and Mary Saturday Blog Hop

Happy Saturday! Time to share for Create with Connie and Mary and our Saturday blog hop.

Our theme this week is ‘We give thanks’. Great way to start the month of November!

libbystamps, stampin up, All Things Thanks, Painted Autumn DSP, Everyday Label Punch, CCMC

This Soft Sky blue is a great fall blue! It looks wonderful with these additional fall colors.

This card was simply created by adhering a piece of Painted Autumn Designer Series Paper to the card base. I added the stamped and punched sentiment from All Things Thanks. The Everyday Label Punch fit this sentiment perfectly! I tied Pool Party Baker’s twine around the card. The color looks close to Soft Sky. Easy, easy.

Going forward, check out Debbie Henderson, and going back, Mary Brown.

I know you’ll be inspired with their takes on our ‘We Give Thanks’ theme!

Stampin’ Up Supplies

  • Stamp Set – All Things Thanks
  • Card Stock – Soft Sky, Very Vanilla
  • Ink – Early Espresso
  • DSP – Painted Autumn
  • Punches – Everyday Label
  • Other – Pool Party Baker’s Twine
Happy Stampin’

Libby


Did you catch our October Create with Connie and Mary tutorial? Well, the November Session is almost ready to be released! But, the October session is still available!

Here is a sneak at the November projects –

Our mini sessions include the instructions for 14 projects with full step-by-step tutorials :

  • Each mini session includes TWELVE unique cards featuring at least 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!

We Create – November Blog Hop

Hello November! Welcome to the second of three posts today! This one is a Blog Hop for We Create!

What we do is, ‘we create’ a card then ‘step it up’ or ‘step it over’.

I created this stunning black and white card for my October Card Buffet –

…….and loved it!

I decided to step it over with similar colors –

Conveniently, from the same pack of Designer Series Paper! I changed the stamping up a bit to Old Olive. This turned out lovely too.

I think I still like the original black and white best though. How about you?

Tell me your thoughts on the two cards. Leave a comment before going on to the talented Kris Kilkenny – we all love to read your comments!  Stampin’ Up Supplies

  • Stamp Set – Painted Harvest
  • Bundles – Painted Harvest
  • Card Stock – Whisper White, Old Olive, Basic Black
  • Ink – Black Memento, Old Olive
  • DSP – Merry Little Christmas
  • Punches – Leaf
Happy Stampin’
Libby

Did you catch our October Create with Connie and Mary tutorial? The October Session can still be purchased! And, before we know it, the November Session will be out! Wow. Time flies.

Here is a sneak at the projects –

October 2017 Collage

October features –

  •  Seasonal Lantern Bundle
  •  Tag & Trimmings Bundle
  •  Smitten Mitten Bundle
  •  Sugarplum Dreams Stamp Set
  •  Christmas Happiness

Our mini sessions include the instructions for 14 projects with full step-by-step tutorials :

  • Each mini session includes TWELVE unique cards featuring at least 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!

 

Blogging Friends Blog Hop – November – Fall/Thanksgiving

Happy November 1st and a happy Blogging Friends Blog Hop morning! I’ve missed the past couple of months! Glad to be back!

Busy day for me. This is the first of three posts today. Around 7:00 am, another blog hop and a regular post.

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Our theme this month is Fall/Thanksgiving !

This is very fitting as it’s taken me awhile to get back into the swing of things with all that has happened. I am grateful to be back!

Every year at my Card Buffets, one of the choices has been some sort of Gratitude Journal. This year will be no different. I created a simple, elegant one using the October Paper Pumpkin from Stampin’ Up –

libbystamps, stampin up, Layered Leaves Paper Pumpkin, October 2017, Paper Pumpkin

These were the little pillow boxes included in the kit. I left them seamed on one side and trimmed them down on the other sides. I added paper to the inside stamped with leaves from the set. Simple. Elegant. Easy.

Here is what the kit looked like –

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Paper Pumpkin is a monthly subscription that arrives at you door completely ready to create with! Subscribe here.

Before heading over to talented, Mary, please leave me a comment. I love hearing from you!

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Happy Stampin’
Libby

Did you catch our October Create with Connie and Mary tutorial? The October Session can be purchased now! And, before we know it, the November Session will be out! Wow. Time flies.

Here is a sneak at the projects –

October 2017 Collage

October features –

  •  Seasonal Lantern Bundle
  •  Tag & Trimmings Bundle
  •  Smitten Mitten Bundle
  •  Sugarplum Dreams Stamp Set
  •  Christmas Happiness

Our mini sessions include the instructions for 14 projects with full step-by-step tutorials :

  • Each mini session includes TWELVE unique cards featuring at least 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 140 – Libby’s All About Birthdays Challenge

Happy Wednesday! You know what this means………time for a card designed for Watercooler Wednesday.

This week, I’m hosting the challenge! Yippee!

I’m sharing a very popular, sweet number I had at my September Card Buffet –

libbystamps, stampin up, Colorful Seasons, Colorful Seasons Bundle, Seasonal Layers Thinlits, WWC

This is THE perfect card for a fall birthday, either masculine or feminine! I love the leaf stamped background. The layers of card stock are fun and fresh. This is one of those great go-to card designs.

I used the Colorful Seasons bundle that really is a must have! This is just simply an effortless card. It goes together so easy!

All the designers created wonderful cards for my birthday challenge this week. I’d love to see yours too! Come join us over at Watercooler Wednesday.

Stampin’ Up Supplies –

  • Stamp Set – Colorful Seasons
  • Framelits – Seasonal Layers
  • Bundles – Colorful Seasons
  • Card Stock – Smokey Slate, Whisper White, Crushed Curry, Basic Grey
  • Ink – Smokey Slate, Black Memento
Happy Stampin’
Libby


It’s that time!!! The Create with Connie and Mary October Session is NOW open! Get it today for new inspiration, new stamps set and some great new projects.

Here is a sneak at the  projects –

October 2017 Collage

October features –

  •  Seasonal Lantern Bundle
  •  Tag & Trimmings Bundle
  •  Smitten Mitten Bundle
  •  Sugarplum Dreams Stamp Set
  •  Christmas Happiness

Our mini sessions include the instructions for 14 projects with full step-by-step tutorials :

  • Each mini session includes TWELVE unique cards featuring at least 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!

Hello Fall

Recover from your Monday off? Spend the day crafting?

Time to be inspired by a card designed for Try Stampin’ on Tuesday and our new two-week sketch –

Challenge #343. Optional theme : Leaves

I loved this sketch and the ability to show off this gorgeous Designer Series Paper. Yes, I used it in the last challenge, but with a totally different look here –

libbystamps, stampin up, Merry Cafe, Painted Autumn  DSP, TSOT, fall

and, I got the additional theme of leaves! Thanks to the patterning on the paper!

I normally don’t like all the business with the different patterns and such, but here, this cards flows quite well. Even the pumpkin was fussy cut from one of the papers! Soo nice and convenient. The stamped images are from the Merry cafe set.

Stampin’ Up Supplies –

  • Stamp Set – Merry Cafe
  • Card Stock – Cajun Craze, Very Vanilla
  • Ink – Cajun Craze, Lemon Lime Twist, Peekaboo Peach
  • DSP – Painted Autumn

Please take a look at the other Design Team cards on our blog or Facebook page. You can create a card and join our challenge in either place! Hope to see your creations!

Happy Stampin’
Libby

Hard to believe it’s time for a new Create with Connie and Mary tutorial. The October Session opens in days! New inspiration. New stamps sets. New projects.

Here is a sneak at the  projects –

October 2017 Collage

October features –

  •  Seasonal Lantern Bundle
  •  Tag & Trimmings Bundle
  •  Smitten Mitten Bundle
  •  Sugarplum Dreams Stamp Set
  •  Christmas Happiness

Our mini sessions include the instructions for 14 projects with full step-by-step tutorials :

  • Each mini session includes TWELVE unique cards featuring at least 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!

Fall Card with non-Fall Colors- Create with Connie and Mary Saturday Blog Hop

Happy Saturday! Time for a hop around the talented designers at Create with Connie and Mary!

Our theme this week is to create a fall card using non-fall colors. This could get really interesting!

I decided to go with a classic black and used some Designer Series Paper to compliment the leaf cut outs –

libbystamps, stampin up, Labels to Love, Seasonal Layers Thinlits, Everyday Label Punch, Whole Lot of Lovely DSP, CCMC

For a little added drama, I made the 2 strips a little shorter along the Designer Series Paper panel. Baker’s Twine always adds the right touch! Added embellishment here, the Basic Black Rhinestone Jewels! So pretty!

I bet you are curious as the other designs on the non-traditional fall colored cards aren’t you? Head forward to Debbie Henderson and head back, Mary Brown

Supplies –

  • Stamp Set – Labels to Love
  • Framelits – Seasonal Layers
  • Card Stock – Very Vanilla, Basic Black
  • Ink – Black Memento
  • DSP – Whole Lot of Lovely (on sale the month of October)
  • Punches – Everyday Label
  • Other – Black Rhinestone Jewels, Basic Black Baker’s Twine
Happy Stampin’
Libby

Hard to believe it’s time for a new Create with Connie and Mary tutorial. The October Session opens in days! New inspiration. New stamps sets. New projects.

Here is a sneak at the  projects –

October 2017 Collage

October features –

  •  Seasonal Lantern Bundle
  •  Tag & Trimmings Bundle
  •  Smitten Mitten Bundle
  •  Sugarplum Dreams Stamp Set
  •  Christmas Happiness

Our mini sessions include the instructions for 14 projects with full step-by-step tutorials :

  • Each mini session includes TWELVE unique cards featuring at least 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!