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

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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 –

libbystamps, stampin up, CCMC, Coffee Cafe, Oh So Eclectic, Coffee Cafe Bundle, Coffee Cups Framelits, Coffee Break DSP

In card form!

Calorie free my friend, calorie free.

libbystamps, stampin up, CCMC, Coffee Cafe, Oh So Eclectic, Coffee Cafe Bundle, Coffee Cups Framelits, Coffee Break DSP

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

Create with Connie and Mary Saturday Blog Hop – Shaped Cards

Happy funtastic creative Saturday!

You know it’s time for another round of creative ideas from Create with Connie and Mary!

Our theme this week is a Shaped Card (not rectangle or square).

I had to put my thinking cap on for this one. This is going to be a great hop!

I looked at some of the new framelits that we have. The Coffee Cups framelits looked like a winner for creating a ‘shaped card’.

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Adorbs, right!?!?!?!?!?! It’s connected by the lid and/or the top of the cup.

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I stamped two cups, one for the front, one for the inside. They are connected by the ‘plastic’ top that was folded.

The words were masked off and die cut to create the outside and inside sentiment bands.

I even created a cute little envelope for it –

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Totally closed. Remember, this is a small card.

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Untied and splayed open. The card shows nicely!

libbystamps, stampin up, Coffee Cafe, 3/8 Crumb Cake Classic Weave Ribbon, Coffee Cafe Bundle, Coffee Cups  Framelits, gift card holder, CCMC….and, SURPRISE! It holds a gift card too!

The envelope is actually one of Stampin’ Up’s envelopes from the Notecards & Envelope sets. I scored it. Removed the upper side flaps. Folded sides in. Punched 1/2 partial circle on the sides. Ran ribbon through. Done. . . . .in a nutshell anyway!  

You’ll be soo excited to see what the other Design Team members created with our Shaped themed cards blog hop this week!

Supplies –

  • Stamp Set – Coffee Cafe
  • Framelits – Coffee Cups
  • Bundles – Coffee Cafe
  • Card Stock – Powder Pink, Crumb Cake, Whisper White, Vellum
  • Ink – Powder Pink, Crumb, Chocolate Chip
  • Punches – 1/2 Circle
  • Other – 3/8 Crumb Cake Classic Weave Ribbon, Notecards & Envelopes
Happy Stampin’
Libby

Just letting you know, the new JULY session is now available!

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

Create with Connie and Mary Saturday Blog Hop – Favorite New Stamp Set

Happy Saturday! I have recuperated from last Saturday’s big blog hop day and I’m back with just a single hop for Create with Connie and Mary today!

We’ve had the new Stampin’ Up catalog for a little over a month now and we all have found ourselves gravitating towards a few ‘favorite’ items. This is the theme this week, Favorite Stamp Set.

I’d have to say my favorites vary.

Some are visual favorites, stamps I loved, ordered, and have not touched. That’d be several sets……

Hostess sets that are not easily purchased, you have to earn them, and for me, that be Tranquil Tide.

But, one of the ones that seems to be consistently on my table, one of the stamps already mounted to a block, would have to be Lovely Inside & Out. I created yet another card with that set for this weeks hop –

libbystamps, stampin up, Lovely Inside & Out, Lovely Inside & Out Bundle, Lovely Words Thinlits, CCMC, blog hop

I created a stamped background using two shapes in Memento Black, Basic Grey and Smokey Slate. It was rather bold. I decided to run with it anyway adding a piece of Card Stock Vellum on top to tone things down a bit.

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Using the coordinating framelits, I cut the word ‘friend’ out and removed it from the oval border with a few snips.

This stamp set has terrific words too. I added them alongside the ‘friend’ for interest. It turned out wonderful! This would also make a great card for a guy. It’s not frilly at all!

So what’s your favorite stamp set from the new catalog and why? I’ll randomly select someone for some Happy Mail!!

See what the other Design Team members favorites are too! 

Supplies –

  • Stamp Set – Lovely Inside & Out
  • Framelits – Lovely Words
  • Bundles – Lovely Inside & Out
  • Card Stock – Real Red, Whisper White, Vellum
  • Ink – Memento Black, Basic Grey, Smokey Slate
  • Other – Basic Black Baker’s Twine
Happy Stampin’
Libby

The new JULY session will soon be here!

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

Create with Connie and Mary Saturday Blog Hop – Black and White

Happy Saturday!! Time to get our creativity on with Create with Connie and Mary blog hop!

But first, did you know we have a wonderful 14 project mini session tutorial also? It’s great for individual use or a craft night with friends?

We are featuring: Delightful Daisy Bundle, Colorful Seasons Bundle, Tranquil Tulips, Wood Words Bundle, and a 3D project using Label Me Pretty Bundle.

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 2017 Collage

CREATE WITH CONNIE AND MARY

JUNE 2017 ONLY

$8.95 US

Back to our Saturday Blog Hop. Our theme this week is Black and white.

This is perfect because I love to create in black and white. I went with a favorite bundle of mine –

Oh So Eclectic Bundle, Oh So Eclectic, Oh So Eclectic, Pick a Pattern Washi Tape, CCMC, black & white, 2017-2018 Catalog

The Oh So Eclectic Bundle. Isn’t this just the prettiest? Although it’s monochromatic, it’s still so cheerful!

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The focal point and the leaves are all popped up! The Mini-sized Dimensionals sure came in handy behind the leaves. They are so tiny! No more cutting them in half!

Check out the other Design Team members and see their wonderful Black and White creations! Comments are always appreciated! 

Supplies –

  • Stamp Set – Oh So Eclectic
  • Framelits – Eclectic Layers, Layering Circles, Stitched Shapes Framelits,
  • Bundles – Oh So Eclectic
  • Card Stock – Whisper White, Basic Black, Vellum
  • Ink – Tuxedo Black Memento
  • Other – Pick a Pattern Washi Tape, Basic Black Baker’s Twine, Mini Dimensionals
Happy Stampin’
Libby

Pocket Hello

Every other Tuesday I design a card for Try Stampin’ on Tuesday.

Two weeks ago Tuesday, I somehow forgot. Whomp. Whomp Whomp. I made sure to remember this time around!

This is our new sketch for this two-week challenge –

Challenge #327. Optional Theme : All Pastel or All Bold

A great challenge and colors to create with. Perfect to use the new stamp set Pocket Full of Sunshine and the coordinating Pocket Framelits Dies –

libbystamps, stampin up, Pocket Full of Sunshine, Pocket Full of Sunshine Bundle, Eastern Beauty, Pocket Framelits Dies, Lots of Labels FramelitsCute, right? The mini hearts under the sentiment strip are from the same stamp set too! So adorable!

libbystamps, stampin up, Pocket Full of Sunshine, Pocket Full of Sunshine Bundle, Eastern Beauty, Pocket Framelits Dies, Lots of Labels FramelitsThis would be a great card for a younger person with these awesome bright colors! The pocket is actually usable too! You could stick something fun in there!

The other Design Team members created some cool cards using this sketch too. Check them out on our blog.

You can also see some more ideas on our Facebook page too. To play along with our challenge this week, either link up a card to out blog or Facebook!

Supplies –

  • Stamp Set – Pocket Full of Sunshine, Eastern Beauty
  • Framelits – Pocket Framelits, Lots of Labels
  • Bundles – Pocket Full of Sunshine
  • Card Stock – Tempting Turquoise, Daffodil Delight, Real Red, Dapper Denim, Whisper White
  • Ink – Tempting Turquoise, Dapper Denim
Happy Stampin’
Libby

The new JUNE Mini Session from Create with Connie and Mary is now OPEN! We are featuring products from the BRAND NEW Annual Catalog in June! Delightful Daisy Bundle, Colorful Seasons Bundle, Tranquil Tulips, Wood Words Bundle, and Label Me Pretty Bundle.

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 2017 Collage

CREATE WITH CONNIE AND MARY

JUNE 2017 ONLY

$8.95 US

 

 

We Create June Blog Hop

This is my third of three posts today for Three post Thursday and new catalog launching!! This is a blog hop for We Create!

I went with one of my favorites from the catalog so far, the Lovely Words Thinlits –

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A simple card showcasing the cutout words.

I paired the framelits with a sentiment from Wood Words. I used two new In-Colors here too, Powder Pink and Berry Burst.

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I stepped up this card by adding the 1/8 Silver ribbon. Surprisingly, it curled when I ran it quickly along a pair of scissors! I also added a few Rhinestone Basic Jewels.

Please leave a comment before going onto the talented Kris Kilkenny – we all love to read your comments!

Supplies –

  • Stamp Set – Wood Words
  • Framelits – Lovely Words Thinlits
  • Card Stock – Berry Burst, Powder Pink
  • Ink – Berry Burst
  • DSP – Fresh Florals
  • Other – 1/8 Silver Ribbon
Happy Stampin’
Libby