Favorite New In Color – Create with Connie and Mary Saturday Blog Hop

Thank you for join me today and the Create with Connie and Mary blog hop!

Our theme this week features Favorite New In-Color.

Ok. Tough one. They are all easily a favorite!!

Thursday, I featured a card with tones close to Lovely Lipstick. So, today, shades of green for the new In-Color, Call Me Clover.

libbystamps, stampin up, Rooted in Nature, Nature's Roots Framelits, Rooted in Nature Bundle, Call Me Clover, CCMC

I randomly stamped the small and large leaves in Call Me Clover on Soft Sea Foam, also a new color. I inked them once and stamped them up to three times before inking them up again. Made for the softer colors.

The framelit cut leaves are really cool as you cut the outer shape, then emboss the leaf pattern in the center. Either order works. I can’t wait to play with these more!

Well, ‘you are wonderful’ for stopping by!

I am curious to see what the others favorite colors are! Go forward to Debbie Henderson, and back to Mary Brown.

Stampin’ Up Supplies

  • Stamp Set – Rooted in Nature
  • Framelits – Nature’s Roots
  • Bundles – Rooted in Nature
  • Card Stock – Whisper White, Soft Sea Foam, Call Me Clover
  • Ink – Call Me Clover


We Create – Masculine Blog Hop

Happy June 1st. Time for Two ‘manly’ post Friday! Lol!!

This is for –

Of course, the theme this month is : Masculine

Great idea since we always need manly card ideas and, of course, Father’s Day is right around the corner! We will have lots of wonderful ideas!

I loved the May Paper Pumpkin kit this time around, Manly Moments. I even used it in my May Card Buffet!

Manly Moments May 2018 Paper Pumpkin

I re-designed one of the cards to make the most of the already generous kit!

I created this nifty card –

libbystamps, stampin up, Manly Moments Paper Pumpkin, We Create, masculine, Father's Day

This resembles the Instax mini prints, doesn’t it? Perfect for an adventurous guy!

I literally cut the stickers in the kit in half to create this. The sky base on the ‘Instax’ is a trimmed card in the kit! Makes  the perfect backdrop for the scenery!

This was a big hit at the Card Buffet too! Guys don’t like frills. Clean and simple works for them. This is perfect!

You can still get refills for this kit! Check that out here.

And, if your interested in signing up for Paper Pumpkin monthly subscription, the June kit will coordinate with the Broadway Bound suite of products!!! Sign up here!

Back to the hop……..As this is a blog hop, ‘click’ the next button to go on to the next participant in the hop! You’ll see lots of wonderful ideas this month!

Stampin’ Up Supplies –

  • Stamp Set – Manly Moments
  • Card Stock – Sahara Sand, Whisper White
  • Ink – Black Memento
  • Other – Manly Moments Paper Pumpkin
Happy Stampin’

Blogging Friends Blog Hop – Masculine

Good morning! Time for another great Two ‘Manly’ post Friday!

As you see, the Masculine theme begins!

This was one of the card choices for my May Card Buffet. It could be made either way depending which side of Designer Series Paper you used!

Side one –

libbystamps, stampin up, Pocket Full of Sunshine, Pocket Full of Sunshine Bundle, Pocket Framelits, Truly Tailored Bundle, Tailored Tag Punch, True Gentleman DSP, BFBH

Designer Series Paper flipped over, side 2 –

libbystamps, stampin up, Pocket Full of Sunshine, Pocket Full of Sunshine Bundle, Pocket Framelits, Truly Tailored Bundle, Tailored Tag Punch, True Gentleman DSP, BFBH

Both, super awesome for guys! The Designer Series Paper retired yesterday. But, I just had to show these cards because they are too cool not to share!

The Pocket Framelits, which includes the glasses, and the punch are still current! Whoop! Whoop!

This was wayyyy fun to create! It was a hit at Sunday’s class! People made it a gift card holder which I was not even thinking of doing!!! I love it when they think out of the box!

Since this is a blog hop, you’ll check out everyone’s Masculine creations by simply clicking ‘next’! Enjoy!

Stampin’ Up Supplies –

  • Stamp Set – Pocket Full of Sunshine, Truly Tailored
  • Framelits – Pocket Framelits
  • Bundles – Pocket Full of Sunshine (just retired, May 2018), Truly Tailored (just retired, May 2018)
  • Card Stock – Crumb Cake, Tranquil Tide, Night of Navy, Very vanilla
  • Ink – Tranquil Tide, Night of Navy
  • DSP – True Gentleman (just retired, May 2018)
  • Punches – Tailored Tag
Happy Stampin’

Wishing You a Dapper Day

Thursday. Already. This week is flying by for me, how about for you?

It’s already time for another challenge from Create with Connie and Mary!

Here is our newest challenge, colors!

Nice, masculine colors!

I chose to use the True Gentleman Suite –

libbystamps, stampin up, Truly Tailored, Stitched Shapes Framelits, True Gentleman, Triple Banner Punch, CCMC

Simply nice, right? It was very easy too, minimal stamping, just a great layout and some wonderful Designer Series Paper!

This will be great for anyone who loves these colors!

The other Design Team members created some awesome cards using these colors – you should check them out here! Feeling inspired? Upload you card here, it’s our Facebook page

Stampin’ Up Supplies –

  • Stamp Set – Truly Tailored
  • Framelits – Stitched Shapes
  • Card Stock – Crumb Cake, Very Vanilla
  • Ink – Dapper Denim, Very Vanilla
  • DSP – True Gentleman
  • Punches – Triple Banner
Happy Stampin’

Watercooler Wednesday 145 – Judy’s Masculine Anything Goes Challenge

Hello Watercooler Wednesday fans!

This week we have a great new challenge for masculine cards!

This is always a great way to gain new inspiration by checking out our Design Team cards and then pulling out your stuff and just creating!

Perhaps this will get you started –

libbystamps, stampin' up, One Wild Ride, Spooky Night DSP

I really like how this turned out! Guys like simplicity. This certainly fits that bill!

And, this stamp set? Perfect for most guys!

Link up your card at Watercooler Wednesday! We’d love for you to join us!

Stampin’ Up Supplies

  • Stamp Set – One Wild Ride
  • Card Stock –  Crumb Cake, Whisper White, Calypso Coral
  • Ink – Black Memento, Calypso Coral, Smoky Slate
  • DSP – Spooky Night
Happy Stampin’

Watercooler Wednesday – 141 Heidi’s Masculine Anything Goes Challenge

Time for some masculine cards for Watercooler Wednesday!

We always need masculine ideas! Those seem to be the most difficult to create.

I am trying to go through my Paper Pumpkin stash and use some of the kits. I created this –

libbystamps, stampin up, Bold Botanicals kit, Paper Pumpkin, Paper Pumpkin August 2106, WWC

Guys like to know they are appreciated too! So, a thank you card was more than winner!

This card is from the Bold Botanicals kit from August 2016. Currently, I can feature a class using this kit. I just repurposed some the pieces to create the design. Here is what the kit looks like –


I do love these monthly subscriptions, just like with lots of my Stampin’ Up products and other craft stuff- I don’t get around to playing as much as I should or need to!

How about taking a look at the other Design Team members cards. Everyone uses a variety of products and techniques, so you get to see lots of different and terrific ideas. Then, after we inspire you to create a card, you can link it up on our blog!

Happy Stampin’

Watercooler Wednesday 137 – Penny’s Masculine Anything Goes Challenge

Time for a card created for Watercooler Wednesday!

Our new challenge this week is from Penny, a masculine card! We can all use ideas in this area!

I decided on something fun and bright –

libbystamps, stampin up, Swirly Bird, Happy Birthday Gorgeous, Foil Frenzy Specialty DSP, Pretty Label  Punch, 1 3/4 Circle Punch, Banner Triple Punch, WWC

This would be very appealing for a young male or even an adult!

The focal paper is the Foil Frenzy Specialty Designer Series Paper! Is this paper wonderful! You really just have to see it in person to appreciate it. The catalog does not do it just! It’s like a Crumb Cake or Kraft base with foil embossed onto it already. It’s just gorgeous!

This Lemon Lime twist pairs nicely with the Pacific Point. Both are bright and full of energy.

We have a variety of cards from the Design Team. Check them out on our blog. You can also link up your card there too!

Supplies –

  • Stamp Set – Happy Birthday Gorgeous, Swirly Bird
  • Card Stock – Lemon Lime Twist, Whisper White, Pacific Point
  • Ink – Pacific Point
  • DSP – Foil Frenzy Specialty
  • Punches – Pretty Label, 1 3/4 Circle, Banner Triple
Happy Stampin’

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!