Friday Shares

Happy Friday! Slowly getting back into the grove of things!

Back to the color challenge with my downline. Although, sadly, one of them was severely affected by Hurricane Harvey. Her house took on water. So, she is in the process of all the salvaging what can be salvaged, soon to remodel and all that goes on with the process. And, yes, she lost lots of her stamp and craft items.

Our colors this week were chosen by Carole. Old Olive, Melon Mambo and Very Vanilla. Color Challenge 7.

This is what Carole created –

Carole C. stampin up

…and, the nicely decorated inside!

Carole C. stampin up

I created my card and totally forgot to go with Very Vanilla!

libbystamps, stampin up, Colorful Season, Seasonal Layers Thinlits

I was playing with these framelits again. I recently got them, although, I think they are old news since the Holiday Mini came out! I can se why they are all the rage – can’t wait to use them for fall cards!!!

I updated my Retired Items for Sale page, finally!!!! You can read why there. Please shop for the cause. Thanks in advance!

Happy Stampin’
Libby

Our Create with Connie and Mary September Session is ready to purchase! Please support me and the Design Team by purchasing any of our tutorial sessions. Previous month tutorials are still available.

Here is a sneak at the September projects –

 September features –
  • Pick a Pumpkin Bundle
  • Tags & Trimming Bundle
  • Spooky Cat Bundle
  • Festive Phrases Stamp Set
  • Colorful Seasons 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

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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Freshly Made Sending Lots of Love

I have created a special card that is very near and dear to my heart today for Freshly Made Sketches. It’s their 300th challenge!

They are so special to me because it was one of the first challenges that I started following and playing along with. I was SO inspired by them. The clean and simple style really helped shape who I am as a designer. Now, I’m on three teams! (Of course FMS, is a dream design team to be a part of!!! Goals, right? Goals! )

I hadn’t really played with this Whole Lot of Lovely Suite and I felt it was a great time to pull it out!

libbystamps, stampin up, Lots of Love, Stitches Shapes Framelits, Whole Lot of Lovely, Whole Lot of Lovely DSP, FSM300

So bright! So fun! So full of energy!

libbystamps, stampin up, Lots of Love, Stitches Shapes Framelits, Whole Lot of Lovely, Whole Lot of Lovely DSP, FSM300

I used lots of dimension here as well. And, yes, pulled out the new paper snips to do some lots of cutting around the words!

I did struggle with this choice of paper. Normally, I do not have this struggle……

libbystamps, stampin up, Lots of Love, Stitches Shapes Framelits, Whole Lot of Lovely, Whole Lot of Lovely DSP, FSM300

….and another contender –

libbystamps, stampin up, Lots of Love, Stitches Shapes Framelits, Whole Lot of Lovely, Whole Lot of Lovely DSP, FSM300

It’s funny seeing the design in a blog how it looks different! But, I stand by my choice!

Congrats to Freshly Made Sketches on their 300th challenge! Simply put, here’s to many more clean and simple inspirational sketches to challenge and inspire us!

Supplies –

  • Stamp Set – Lots of Love
  • Framelits – Stitches Shapes
  • Suite – Whole Lot of Lovely
  • Card Stock – Tangerine Tango, Old Olive, Pool Party, Whisper White,
  • Ink – Black Memento, Pool Party
  • DSP – Whole Lot of Lovely
  • Other – Layered Leaves EF, Mini Dimensionals
Happy Stampin’
Libby

One of the fabulous Design Teams I am proud to say I’m a part of is, Create with Connie and Mary.

Our most recent August Session is now available for purchase. And, yes, I created one of the tutorials!

AUGUST, we are featuring –

  • Coffee Cafe Bundle
  • Ribbon of Courage
  • Feathery Friends
  • You Move Me Bundle
  • Pieces & Patterns (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!

We will have a bonus Holiday project too –

Check out CREATE WITH CONNIE AND MARY for more details

It’s Black & White, Hugs & Kisses

Happy Thursday to all! Ready to be inspired by another Create with Connie and Mary challenge? We got a new one –

Simple, bold layout.

I went with a black and white beauty –

libbystamps, stampin up, Lovely Inside & Out, This Little Piggy, Lovely Words Thinlits, Stitched Shapes Framelits, Lovely Inside & Out Bundle, Pick a Pattern DSP, CCMC

It’s a square 4 1/2 x 4 1/2 card. It’s a scrap I had ready to go! Don’t you just love that??

libbystamps, stampin up, Lovely Inside & Out, This Little Piggy, Lovely Words Thinlits, Stitched Shapes Framelits, Lovely Inside & Out Bundle, Pick a Pattern DSP, CCMC

A sweet addition to this card is the little kisses behind the ‘hugs’. They’re from the, This Little Piggy stamp set. It was the perfect detail to add behind the sentiment. It was rather plain without it.

The other Design Team members created some lovely cards using this sketch, check them out on our Create with Connie and Mary blog. To link up a card to our challenge, you can do that on our Facebook page.

Supplies –

  • Stamp Set – Lovely Inside & Out, This Little Piggy
  • Framelits – Lovely Words, Stitched Shapes
  • Bundles – Lovely Inside & Out
  • Card Stock – Basic Black, Whisper White
  • Ink – Black Memento
  • DSP – Pick a Pattern
Happy Stampin’
Libby

Just letting you know, I’m on the Create with Connie and Mary Design Team too! I create one of the monthly tutorials for them! The fabulous AUGUST session will be available on the 11th!

AUGUST, we are featuring –

  • Coffee Cafe Bundle
  • Ribbon of Courage
  • Feathery Friends
  • You Move Me Bundle
  • Pieces & Patterns (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!

We will have a bonus Holiday project too –

Check out CREATE WITH CONNIE AND MARY for more details

Happy Hour with You

I have a fun card today for a new Create with Connie and Mary  challenge!

Isn’t this a great layout? I love the different shape in the center. Sort of tapered in.

I knew I wanted to use this new Color Theory Designer Series Paper stack again. It’s one of those 6×6 stacks!

libbystamps, stampin up, Mixed Drinks, Color Theory DSP, CCMC

And, for some reason, I decided to go with this Mixed Drinks set!

I had Cherry Cobbler still on the table and thought, perfect for a red wine color! So I went with the beer and wine!

libbystamps, stampin up, Mixed Drinks, Color Theory DSP, CCMC

Of course, they are fussy cut! I wouldn’t have it any other way! Just kidding, the framelits do spoil us!

What a fun card to leave for your someone special! Perhaps even to initiate a date, with a drink too!!

This is a great layout! The other Design team members did some fabulous creations using it. Check them out on our Create with Connie and Mary. And, if we inspired you, link up a card on our Facebook page.

Supplies –

  • Stamp Set – Mixed Drinks
  • Card Stock – Whisper White, Cherry Cobbler
  • Ink – Memento Black, Cherry Cobbler, Crushed Curry
  • DSP – Color Theory
Happy Stampin’
Libby

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

Sending Lots of Love

Happy Thursday! You know what that means!

Time for another fabulous card designed for Create with Connie and Mary and our new weekly challenge!

We are back to out alternating color and layout challenges. This week, some fabulous colors –

To compliment the colors, my card –

libbystamps, stampin up, Brushstrokes, Lots of Love, Mini Treat Bag Thinlits, CCMC

Bold, fun, creative! I started with stamping the background using the Brushstrokes stamp in Tranquil Tide. I loved it, but once all the other elements were together, it was a bit too bold. A piece of vellum softened the stripes nicely.

libbystamps, stampin up, Brushstrokes, Lots of Love, Mini Treat Bag Thinlits, CCMC

I added the stamped focal panel, then the addition of the heart strip, the ‘washi piece’ and the thin bow. All are from the Mini Treat Bag Thinlits. Perfect additions to the card tying in all the colors in the challenge.

You can see the other Design Team cards on our Create with Connie and Mary blog site for inspiration. Card link ups can be done on our Facebook page! Create a card and join us!

Supplies –

  • Stamp Set – Brushstrokes, Lots of Love
  • Framelits – Mini Treat Bag
  • Card Stock – Very Vanilla, Peekaboo Peach, Vellum, Tranquil Tide
  • Ink – Tranquil Tide, Night of Navy
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

Watercooler Wednesday #124 – Fiona’s Masculine Anything Goes Challenge

Back at the Watercooler Wednesday for another weekly challenge!

This week we are featuring another masculine card.

I decided perfect time to play with new stuff!

libbystamps, stampin up, Watts of Occasions. lightbulb, 2017 catalog

This stamp set is just the cutest! I love this card!!!

libbystamps, stampin up, Watts of Occasions. lightbulb, 2017 catalog

The only things I raised on the card were the lightbulb and the heart. Both were fussy cut too! The Mini Dimensionals were perfect for the heart! Just the right size!

I think my hubs will love this watts and watts too – it’s been a while since I’ve given him a card!

You should see all the other masculine cards created at Watercooler Wednesday! The team did a great job this week with all the samples!

Simple Supplies –

  • Stamp Set – Watts of Occasions
  • Card Stock – Real red, Daffodil Delight, Whisper White
  • Ink – Memento Black
Happy Stampin’
Libby


The brand new JUNE Mini Session 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 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!

libbystamps, stampin up, sale-a-bration 2017, SAB17, Sunshine Wishes Thinlits, Double Take, Any Occasion

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.

libbystamps, stampin up, sale-a-bration 2017, SAB17, Sunshine Wishes Thinlits, Double Take, Any Occasion

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