Watercooler Wednesday #119 – Judy’s Masculine ‘Anything Goes’ Challenge

It’s been a few days since I posted last.

Nice to spend some time designing for Watercooler Wednesday today! Our theme today comes from a new team member –

Welcome, Judy!!

I went with a fun, traditional color scheme –

libbystamps, stampin up, Celebrate Today, Happy Celebrations, By the Shore DSP, Balloon Bouquet Punch

…..and, some retiring Designer Series Paper, stamp set and some items carrying over!!!

libbystamps, stampin up, Celebrate Today, Happy Celebrations, By the Shore DSP, Balloon Bouquet Punch

The Designer Series Paper has lines that make it a little shaded or rough as you can see. When I inked up my stamp, I kept getting that same lines effect! Not really sure how – but it so worked for this card!

I just thought these colors were very guy-ish, summer-ish and just plain fun-ish! Ha, ha, ha!

What do you think? You can check out the other design team cards and link up a card to our challenge on our blog.

Supplies –

  • Stamp Set – Celebrate Today (R), Happy Celebration
  • Card Stock – Real Red, Dapper Denim
  • Ink – Memento Black, Real Red
  • DSP – By the Shore
  • Punches – Balloon Bouquet
  • Other – Project Life Journaling Pen
Happy Stampin’
Libby

Watercooler Wednesday #116 – Kath’s Masculine Challenge

Happy Watercooler Wednesday my stampin’ friends! We have a new challenge starting today.

Love the ‘masculine’ theme. Love the ‘anything goes’ theme!

I decided to play around with this bundle a little more before they are totally retired from Stampin’ Up’s catalog. I think they are already sold out as well.

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It’s a classic red tool chest! Looks so realistic doesn’t it? Very easy to create as well! I’ve created a few versions of it, because, well, there are different tool boxes!

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This would make a great ‘any’ style card – Father’s Day, birthday, thank you – you name it!

Check out what the Design Team members created. I hope we have sparked your creativity! Please join us! Challenges are so much fun!

Supplies –

  • Stamp Set – Nailed It
  • Framelits – Build It
  • Bundles – Nailed It
  • Card Stock – Real Red, Smokey Slate, Basic Black,
  • Ink – Memento Black
  • Punches – 3/4 Circle, 1/2 Circle
  • Other – Silver Foil Sheets
Happy Stampin’
Libby

Best. Card. Ever. Watercooler. Wednesday. #111.

Ahhhh, time for great inspiration from Watercooler Wednesday!

Marsha chose a favorite for me.

Masculine theme. And, anything goes!

I guess I was thinking’ of the sweet hubs when I created this –

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……because he is. The. Best. Guy. Ever.

It’s a lot of silver foil. It doesn’t photograph well. But. In person, awesome! I am totally a fan of this background! It’s one of those thicker embossing folders. I hadn’t used it yet…….story of a crafters life, right?

libbystamps, stampin up, Suite Sentiments, Urban Underground DSP, Hexagons Dynamic EF, Sunshine Wishes Thinlits, WWC, masculineThe heart was in my leftover box and it was just meant to be on this card! It’s bold. It’s balance. It was a scrap!

libbystamps, stampin up, Suite Sentiments, Urban Underground DSP, Hexagons Dynamic EF, Sunshine Wishes Thinlits, WWC, masculineThe stamp set is a great one too, Suite Sentiments! Lots and lots of variety. It’s on the last page of the Occasions mini and probably overlooked as that catalog has so many wonderful products in it!

Guy card just need to be simple and straight to the point.

What do you think? The other design team members created wonderful masculine cards too. You should check them out and join our challenge this week! We love to see new faces! And, your great designs!

Supplies –

  • Stamp Set – Suite Sentiments
  • Framelits – Sunshine Wishes
  • Card Stock – Basic Gray, Basic Black, Real Red, Whisper White
  • Ink – Tuxedo Black Memento
  • DSP – Urban Underground
  • Other – Hexagon Dynamic EF
Happy Stampin’
Libby

Nailed It

It’s Thursday which means a new challenge over at Create with Connie and Mary!

This week, a color challenge to spark your creativity –

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I wasn’t sure just what direction I wanted to go here. These are terrific colors and they speak to me in many ways. Ultimately, I decided on this –

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A simply fun, masculine card!

This was the first set I got from the Occasions Mini catalog and I have yet to showcase it. ‘Bout time!

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I really liked the detailing alongside the focal panel! This ruler marking IS in the framelits!! How cool is that?

This was a super fun card to create! I am very happy to have played with this bundle. It will go for a great occasion I am sure!

So, what you think? Cool card?

You can join our challenge on our Facebook page or checkout the design team cards for inspiration on the Create with Connie and Mary site.

Supplies –

  • Stamp Set – Nailed It
  • Framelits – Build It
  • Bundles – Nailed It Bundle
  • Card Stock – Smokey Slate, Pool Party, Chocolate Chip
  • Ink – Smokey Slate, Pool Party, Chocolate Chip (freshly inked, so it is dark!)
Happy Stampin’
Libby

The Create with Connie and Mary March Mini Session opens in just a few days on March 11th!  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.
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  • All 14 project tutorials are available once the mini session opens so you immediately have all project tutorials right there at your fingertips.
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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!

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

Blogging Friends Blog Hop – February

Welcome to our February Blogging Friends Blog Hop, the month of love!

We have a guest blogger again this month, Tami White. Welcome, Tami! 

Our theme this month is, of course, LOVE.

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This was quite convenient for me.  My hubs was going to visit his mother (in Holland, we’re in Texas) for her birthday. I always like to make him love notes to stash in his suitcase!

I went with the Sunshine Wishes Thinlits from the big idea book and catalog. I paired it with a 6×6 DSP stack from the mini, Sending Love.

I wanted to show you the versatility of our dies and to use every part of it.

In this first card, I used the outer part of the heart die cut –

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I paired it with the inner part of the love die. I did plan that I would be using the outer portion and started with a square to create a 3×3 card.

Most people only use this portion of this die, the sweet, scribbly heart –

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Of course, it’s a great choice because it’s just too cute. You can see that I used it with the outer portion of the love die this time. I also don’t want to waste any of the Glimmer paper either!

Lastly, I used the center of the heart –

libbystamps, stampin up, Sunshine Wishes Thinlits, Large Letters Framelits, Silver Glimmer Paper, Sending Love DSP, BFBH, 3x3, love notes

It’s kinda funky and I really like the style of it! (I had a Card Buffet a couple of weeks ago and we used the inner part of the U’s then – I saved the outer parts!) This card just says, love U! How sweet is that?

libbystamps, stampin up, Sunshine Wishes Thinlits, Large Letters Framelits, Silver Glimmer Paper, Sending Love DSP, BFBH, 3x3, love notesAll together, some mighty fine cards to be stashed away between clothes to let the hubs know how much I love and miss him!

What do you think? Have I inspired you to used all pieces of a die cut out? I’d love to read your comments!

And, of course, this is a blog hop, so head on over to Mary Blocher to see what she has done with this months theme of love!

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Happy Stampin’
Libby

Five Card Friday

Last weekend I had a wonderful Card Buffet. I usually post my selection board on Facebook and Instagram for all the attendees to see. Then, if I get time, I post the individual cards in subsequent posts. Well. I didn’t take the time to do that.

Instead, I decided to post the five I hadn’t blogged about today. Get ready to pin some great cards!!!

This was card 1 –

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It was actually a card I created here. This time, for class, I added the additional colors to show two-step stamping. It seemed no one had trouble lining it up either! My biggest concern…..

I had just received a stamp order right before the class. This Stylish Stems Bundle was in the order and I had to play with the Stylish Stems Framelits –

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This became another card on the board because I just loved the simplicity of how to create it!

This stamp set, Beautiful You is quite popular right now. So, I just had to show it off as well.

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You can’t tell in the picture, but her dress and hat are colored with Wink of Stella! Nice touch in person along with the Silver Glimmer strip!

I like to create at least two cards on the board choices that use the same stamps or DSP to show the versatility of the products. Here, I used the Tie Dyed set again, combined with the Sale-a-Bration set, So Very Much.

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What a great combination! Both are bold and big. It was also very quick and easy!!!

The last card I’ll share today was also another card I had previously shown. You can see it here. However, fussy cutting is not everyone’s favorite thing to do! Imagine that????? So. I change this design up a bit!

libbystamps, stampin up, Sunshine Wishes Thinlits, Sending Love DSP, Large Letters Framelits, Falling Petals EF, Valentine's, love

This was a fun card to create as it involves NO stamping! Oh, and, I also changed up the embossing folder I had used s well.

What do you think? Some great cards on the card Buffet this month? I’d love to read your thoughts!!!

Happy Stampin’
Libby