Hello, Are You In?

Happy Tuesday! Time for a Try Stampin’ on Tuesday new challenge –

Optional Theme : Shades of One Color

Since Stampin’ Up is having a color revamping – this is a perfect time to showcase the new 2018-2020 In Colors!

I am featuring the new Blueberry Bushel here –

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And the rest of the colors here –

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Top is Grapefruit Grove and Blueberry Bushel. Lower row is, Lovely Lipstick, Call Me Clover and Pineapple Punch.

The two stamped sentiments are from a new upcoming stamp set, Accented Blooms. They’ll be available June 1st. The stamped dots are from the Petal Palette.

These cards, the Memories & More Cards & Envelopes are a new size too. They are for the Memories & More kits – makes making cards from the kits way easier. They will come in two sizes for the two sizes of cards in the Memories & More kits.

Here, I just cut the card, 3 1/4 x 8 1/2, then scored at 4 1/14. I did these myself because I like the fold at the top of my card. I’ll use the envelopes included in the kit for these cards.

The Designer Series Paper is in the new In Colors. And, I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE it! I can see this will be a popular item!

Check out the other lovely Design Team cards on our blog at Try Stampin’ on Tuesday. You can link up a card there, or on our Facebook page if you’d like to join the challenge. It’ll go on for two weeks.

Stampin’ Up Supplies –

  • Stamp Set – Accented Blooms (sentiment, coming June 1, 2018), Petal Palette
  • Card Stock – Whisper White, Blueberry Bushel, Grapefruit Grove, Lovely Lipstick, Call Me Clover, Pineapple Punch, Vellum
  • Ink – Blueberry Bushel, Grapefruit Grove, Lovely Lipstick, Call Me Clover, Pineapple Punch
  • DSP – 2018-2020 In Color 6×6 Assortment (coming June 1, 2018)
  • Punches – Tailored Tag, 1 3/4 Circle Punch
Happy Stampin’
Libby
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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

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 –

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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 – March Blog Hop

My third post for today, Three Post Thursday, is another blog hop for We Create. 

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

I made this card last week for a card challenge –

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It was a total hit! I loved it sooo much that I wanted to feature it on my Card Buffet for February. However, the 6×6 pack of Designer Series Paper wasn’t quite enough for a whole class.

The whole card front uses most of a 6×6 page. This is both sides of the paper, flipped.

I came up with this modified idea –

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Equally as adorable too! And, I was able to get more cards for the four sheets I had!  Everyone who wanted to make the card was able to! Yay!

The top of the card’s texture is made from the Sweetheart embossing folder. The pie covers the flat heart portion! That texture resembles the polka dots – perfect!

The adorable pie was created using a Sale-a-Bration folder called Basket Weave. You can can get that free from me by placing a qualifying order. I’d be happy to help you with that.

Another nifty tip, the heart was gold and I colored it using a Blends marker! Instant matching!

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Not sure which one is cuter! Both I think!

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

Stampin’ Up Supplies –

  • Stamp Set – Cool Treats
  • Framelits – Layering Circles
  • Card Stock – Crumb Cake, Cherry Cobbler, Night of Navy, Whisper White
  • Ink – Dapper Denim, Cherry Cobbler
  • DSP – Tutti-Frutti 6×6 Stack
  • Punches – Mini Flag (retired)
  • Other – Sweetheart EF, Cherry Cobbler Blends, Metallic Enamel Shapes
Happy Stampin’
Libby

Blogging Friends Blog Hop – March – Sale-a-Bration

Happy second post Thursday! This is a blog hop for Blogging Friends Blog Hop!

You might be asking, ‘what is a blog hop’. Well, it’s a continuous travel through several blogs to see lots of great ideas with a theme! Our theme this month is –

What a SUPER theme!

First, let me tell you what Sale-a-Bration is. It’s Stampin’ Up’s gift to those who make a $50, or more, purchase until March 31, 2018. You can see the full list here.

On with my cards. I created two –

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Sale-a-Bration products used –

  • DSP – Bubbles & Fizz
  • Stamp set – Blossom Basket
  • Ribbon – 3/8 Shimmer Ribbon

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Sale-a-Bration products used –

  • DSP – Springtime Foils
  • Stamp set – Blossom Basket
  • Ribbon – 3/8 Shimmer Ribbon
  • Other – Tutii-Frutti Cards & Envelopes

On this card, I used our new Blends markers to color three of the hand-cut flowers from the Designer Series Paper. I tucked them under the ribbon, placing the sentiment on top.

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Two simply lovely cards made with lots of Sale-a-Bration goodies! What can I order for you?

To see the other creations on the hop, simply click ‘next’  or ‘previous’. It will automatically take you where you need to go.

Stampin’ Up Supplies –

  • Stamp Set – Blossom Basket
  • Card Stock – Whisper White,
  • Ink – Bermuda Bay, Calypso Coral
  • DSP – Bubbles & Fizz, Springtime Foils
  • Other – 3/8 Shimmer Ribbon, Tutii-Frutti Cards & Envelopes, Calypso Coral Blends
Happy Stampin’
Libby

Blogging Friends Blog Hop – August – All About Me

Happy August! Yes, August. Already! That means blog hop time! First one of the day. This one is for Blogging Friends Blog Hop!

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Our theme this month is perfect – All About You!

I took this a little personally. I made three projects translating some of my favorites in stamped card form.

I am here because…..

I.

Love.

To Stamp.

I literally create something everyday. Yes, every day.

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This is a little booklet created for my stamp club 6 ladies. They each made one at the first class in July. They can jot down stamps they ‘need’.

Next, a favorite drink of mine……

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Coffee!

Current love? Cold brew. Shared with a friend, my daughter.

….and, this bundle – it’s one of the best in the catalog!

I love flowers. Tulips more specifically and the color black.

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These Tranquil Tulips are a favorite stamp set of mine! Isn’t this just gorgeous??

So. Me described in cards. My love for stampin’, coffee, and flowers!

Before heading over to talented, Mary, please leave me a comment. Continue on Blog Hop Icon

Supplies –

  • Stamp Set – Crafting Forever, Coffee Cafe, Timeless Textures, Tranquil Tulips, Eastern Beauty
  • Framelits – Coffee Cups Framelits
  • Bundles – Coffee Cafe Bundle,
  • Card Stock – Basic Black, Rose Red, Whisper White,
  • Ink – Memento Black, Crushed Curry, Rose Red
  • DSP – Color Theory DSP,
  • Other – various retired Stampin’ Up ribbons
Happy Stampin’
Libby

Just letting you know, I’m on the Create with Connie and Mary Design Team too! I create one of the tutorials for them! The fabulous JULY session is still available! And, before we know it, the August session will be available on the 11th! They are worth a looking into.

This JULY, we are featuring –

  • Crafting Forever
  • Pocketful of Sunshine Bundle
  • Delightful Daisy Bundle
  • Wood Words Bundle
  • Happy Birthday Gorgeous Bundle (I designed this one!!!!)

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!

CREATE WITH CONNIE AND MARY

Coffee & a Cupcake

Got time for a cup of coffee and a cupcake for Create with Connie and Mary?

We have a new sketch starting today and I bet you have time for this kind of coffee and cupcake –

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In card form!

Calorie free my friend, calorie free.

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I used the Coffee Cafe bundle again. You can’t go wrong with this set at all. The background squares were just cut out, nothing fancy.

All of us on the Create with Connie and Mary Design Team had a different take on the sketch. Check out the other cards and play along on our Facebook page.

Supplies –

  • Stamp Set – Coffee Cafe, Oh So Eclectic
  • Framelits – Coffee Cups
  • Bundles – Coffee Cafe
  • Card Stock – Crumb Cake, Whisper White, Soft Sky, Chocolate Chip
  • Ink – Crumb Cake, Soft Sky, Early Espresso
  • DSP – Coffee Break
Happy Stampin’
Libby

Just letting you know, I’m on the Create with Connie and Mary Design Team as well and the new JULY session is now available!  I create part of the tutorial for them!

This month, we are featuring –

  • Crafting Forever
  • Pocketful of Sunshine Bundle
  • Delightful Daisy Bundle
  • Wood Words Bundle
  • Happy Birthday Gorgeous Bundle (I designed this one!!!!)

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!

CREATE WITH CONNIE AND MARY