Hello Friend, A Note for You

We have a really great color challenge today at Create with Connie and Mary !

Aren’t these the greatest colors? I really thought so after I started creating with them. Then, when I saw everyone else’s cards! Wow!

Here is how I used them –

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Isn’t this just the sweetest? I used a new stamp set that will be available June 1st called, Wood Words. It also has coordinating framelits, called Wood Crate Framelits. That’s how I cut the chickens out!

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I stamped the Whisper White panel with one of the stamps in the set. After that, I made the large scallop border using the Best Badge Punch. So cute! Of course the chickens are framelit cut too!

You should see all the Design Team creations! They are so inspiring! Then, you can link up your card on our Facebook page!

We like to read compliments too!

Supplies –

  • Stamp Set – Wood Words
  • Framelits – Wood Crate
  • Bundles – Wood Words Bundle
  • Card Stock – Mint Macaron, Whisper White
  • Ink – Mint Macaron, Melon Mambo, Night of Navy
  • Punches – Best Badge
  • Other – Night of Navy Baker’s Twine
Happy Stampin’
Libby

The brand new JUNE Mini Session is coming soon! (Yes, with the uncertainty of the retiring products and lateness of the preorder, we decided to skip May.)  We’ll be featuring products from the BRAND NEW Annual Catalog in June!

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, and
  • 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 joining us – Debbie Henderson, Libby Fens, and Melissa Davies!  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!

JUNE SNEAK PEEK COMING SOON!

CREATE WITH CONNIE AND MARY

JUNE 2017 ONLY

$8.95 US


PREORDER BONUS PROJECT:  Purchase BOTH June and July 2017 Mini Sessions and get a PREORDER BONUS TUTORIAL designed by Connie Babbert immediately upon purchase!

You’ll have the tutorial NOW to use before the new catalog begins!

Preorder 2017 Bonus Project

JUNE & JULY 2017 MINI SESSIONS

plus BONUS 2017 PREORDER project!

$17.90 US

PREORDER BONUS PROJECT: Purchase BOTH June and July 2017 Mini Sessions and get a PREORDER BONUS TUTORIAL designed by Connie Babbert immediately upon purchase!
You’ll have the tutorial NOW to use before the new catalog begins!

Preorder 2017 Bonus Project
JUNE & JULY 2017 MINI SESSIONS
plus BONUS 2017 PREORDER project!

$17.90 US

Watercooler Wednesday #117 – Heidi’s Feminine Anything Goes Challenge

Today at Watercooler Wednesday, we have a sweet new challenge!

This can be any range of things depending on your idea of feminine. As you will see from the Design Team, designs are all-encompassing!

Mine is typical –

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Soft. Pink. Light. Silver.

Initially, my inspiration was the new Eastern Palace Suite that’s available for pre-order to everyone. In designing the card, it morphed into this sweet number. The stamped image is from the Eastern Beauty stamp set, part of the bundle.

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The tassel is currently on the Clearance Rack! They are available in a Mini Tassel pack of silver and black. Must have items, really. And, on sale too! 

The Fabulous Foil Designer Acetate sheets are extremely versatile because they are silver on one side, gold on the other! I adhered this one using a strip of Tear & Tape along the same area as the pink strip – totally hidden!

I’d love to read your comments about my typical take on the feminine challenge. Hopefully I have inspired you to join up with our challenge this week!

Supplies –

  • Stamp Set – Eastern Beauty
  • Card Stock – Pink Pirouette
  • Ink – Memento Black
  • DSP – Fabulous Foil Designer Acetate
  • Other – Mini Tassels, Tear & Tape
Happy Stampin’
Libby

CCMC Saturday Blog Hop – Alphabet Cards

Happy Saturday! Time to hop around with these wonderful designers at Create with Connie and Mary!

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Our theme this week is Alphabet Cards. This is a good one!

Perfect for these Large Letters Framelits!

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Who doesn’t need a simple HELLO card in nice trendy colors?

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I double cut each letter and adhered them a little ‘off’ to create a shadow effect. I also used Dimensionals to give an additional look of depth. Simple. Pretty. Lovely!

Supplies –

  • Stamp Set – none, cane you believe it?
  • Framelits – Large Letters Framelits
  • Card Stock – Pool Party, Pink Pirouette, Basic Black
  • Other – Basic Black Baker’s Twine

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The Create with Connie and Mary March Mini Session is now open!  Our mini sessions includes the instructions for 14 projects with full step-by-step tutorials:

March 2017 Collage

  • Each mini session includes TWELVE unique cards featuring three stamp sets.
  • 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.
  • The FABULOUS design team designs the projects – Connie Babbert, Mary Brown, Debbie Henderson, Libby Fens, and Melissa Davies!  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)
  • And, if you are a Demos….this is a tax deduction for your Stampin’ Up! business? But…you don’t need to be a demo to enjoy this mini-subscriptions!

So…NOW is a great to subscribe to have all these wonderful ideas right at your fingertips! Head over to Create with Connie and Mary and subscribe today!

Happy Stampin’
Libby

Hope, Is on The Way

Should read, help. Help is on the way…..

A have a couple of friends who have RA, Rheumatoid Arthritis, (recently noted, Shelli Gardner, Stampin’ Up! founder does too) and the days can be unpredictable in how they feel.

Lately it’s been really rough for one of my friends. Luckily, today she go in to have a procedure to get some relief. Praises for her! And, of course, I had to create a card for her!

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I originally cut this piece of DSP, a FREEBIE with Sale-a-Bration, and looked at the images that we created by the cut. I really liked the bee on the flower on the right side. That became the area in which I created around.

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I thought the die cut sentiment and stamped image was pretty appropriate.

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All in all she will ‘get it’. She’s just that way!

So now after she feeling less pain, we can get back to our card making sessions!!!

Side note when designing a card with a dark base with an angled front DSP panel, make the inside writing area, angled the same way too! 

Happy Stampin’
Libby

Hello, My Peeps

Happy Sunday!

I decided to play around with this Basket Bunch Bundle from the Occasion Mini catalog.

I didn’t get too far in playing because I stopped with these little cuties! You’ll understand…..

I get weekly updates from Freshly Made Sketches. It was my first sketch challenge to follow and play around with. I still love their style, but haven’t played around with then in forever!

This week, this is their challenge –

I struck me as I was looking at the pieces from this bundle. I quickly came up with this sweet little card –

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AhDOORable, right?? Because who doesn’t love Peeps??

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I stamped each one and framelit cut them out. Yes. there IS a coordinating framelit for these little cuties! 

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I stamped the greeting after eyeballing the placement of the Peeps. I popped each one up on a partial Dimensional. The inside of the card says ‘Peeps’ using the same Labeler Alphabet.

In looking at the sketch, the solid color lines reminded me of the long narrow boxes Peeps come in. Sometimes, the larger packs have 9 peeps if I recall…..Anyway, this sketch just spoke to me with these Peeps!!

I’d love to hear what you think of the card! I can’t wait to make a few more and send them out!!!

Happy Stampin’
Libby

We Create the Love for February Blog Hop

This is the third post, another blog hop, you’ll be seeing from me today!

I’m feelin’ the love in this post. I’ve gotten to be a crafty little one lately!

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These two cards are for We Create! Our theme we work with is to either create a card then step it up or create two cards using the same layout. I chose to sort combine the two ideas.

Here is my first card, filled with love of course!

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It’s stamped repeatedly. So simple, adding a silver heart highlighting ‘you’.

libbystamps, stampin up, sale-a-bration 2017, SAB17, Sunshine Wishes Thinlits, Double Take, Any OccasionThis one is stamped directly on the Whisper White card front. The heart is stapled on with the mini stapler for an edgy look. Although, you can barely see it!

The next card is a stepped up or stepped over version –

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I added a Real Red heart and tiny stamped hearts for added effect.

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This one is mounted using Dimensionals onto a Dapper Denim base.

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Together both cards are simply stunning. Great masculine cards for any occasion too.

Leave a comment before going onto the next talented designers – we all love to read your comments!

Supplies –

  • Stamp Set – Double Take, Any Occasion (FREE during Sale-a-Bration!)
  • Dies – Sunshine Wishes Thinlits
  • Card Stock – Whisper White, Dapper Denim, Real Red,
  • Ink – Dapper Denim, Marina Mist, Real Red
  • Other – Mini Stapler
Happy Stampin’
Libby

I’m Here for You, Watercooler Wednesday #104

Morning followers! You’ll be enjoying three posts from me today!

Post two is for Watercooler Wednesday!

We have a great go-to layout from Kathe –

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I love these type layouts!

I decided to create something for a friend who recently lost her mother –

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These cards are just as necessary as any other card. They are just not fun to make…..

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I am loving this flower from the Stylish Stems Framelits!!!!

TIP : I reduced the size of the Lots of Labels Framelit to accommodate the space. I shortened it about 1/4 on each end. I just ran it thought the Big Shot twice, sliding it down just a bit both times.

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It’s just a simple, elegant card that invokes lots of feeling. I’m not good at communication when a good friend looses a parent. But, I want her to know I care.

I hope I’ve inspired you with my card. We can always use these cards in our stash…..

Check out the other design team cards at Watercooler Wednesday. Play along with us this week! We love to see new creators!

Supplies –

  • Stamp Set – Here for You
  • Dies –Stylish Stems Framelits, Lots of Labels
  • Card Stock – Very Vanilla, Sweet Sugarplum
  • DSP – Falling in Love
  • Ink – Sweet Sugarplum
  • Other – Pearl Basic Jewels
Happy Stampin’
Libby