Watercooler Wednesday #118 – Penny’s ‘Mom’ Theme Challenge

Middle of the week inspiration coming from Watercooler Wednesday  today! Our theme today, you guessed it –

I have created lots of different cards for Mother’s Day. I was thinking…..another one??

Well, after reading of some of my team members situations of loosing their own moms, I let that be my inspiration –

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‘Mother in my heart’ – I thought was appropriate for the situation. And, simply done with the Labeler Alphabet!

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Hard to see in both photos, but, the sentiment is framed with a scalloped piece of Copper Foil! It goes really nicely with all the shades of pink here. The card base is Blushing Bride, layered with the embossed Pink Pirouette. So pretty!

Supplies –

  • Stamp Set – Labeler Alphabet
  • Framelits – Layering Squares, Stitched Shapes
  • Card Stock – Pink Pirouette, Blushing Bride, Whisper White
  • Ink – Chocolate Chip
  • DSP – Fruit Stand
  • Punches – Sweetheart
  • Other – Falling Petals EF, Copper Foil Sheets
Happy Stampin’
Libby

It’s a Round for Mother’s Day

This week over at Try Stampin’ on Tuesday, we have a really cool sketch to work with!

Just see for yourself –

Challenge #319. Optional Theme : Circle or Oval card

How cool is this?!?! We don’t create shaped cards too often these days, so this is refreshing!

I went with a lovely floral-ish card –

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I think this is just soo sweet! My mom will love it! I loved the sparkly strip from the glimmer paper myself.

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This pattern from the Succulent Garden Designer Series Paper is cool in that you can actually use the coordinating framelits to cut out the preprinted flowers in the paper!!!! So, that’s what I did. Hah, minimal stamping!

Both the framelits and the stamp set are retiring. However, they are on SALE which makes it really nice on the pocketbook. The framelits are only $16.50 (regularly $33!) and the stamp set, Oh So Succulent, is $15.75 (regularly $21!). Did I mention the paper is on sale too?  What a bargain!!!

I hope I have inspired you with my round card! You can see the other Design Team cards on the blog or our Facebook page. You can also link up a card in either place too! Come join us! It’s fun!

Supplies –

  • Stamp Set – Oh So Succulent
  • Framelits – Succulent Framelits
  • Bundles – Oh So Succulent Bundle
  • Card Stock – Sweet Sugarplum, Whisper White
  • Ink – Early Espresso
  • DSP – Succulent Garden
  • Other – 6 x 6 Glimmer Paper Assortment Pack
Happy Stampin’
Libby

Did you know that I have a tutorial that you can purchase? I do! I am a part of the Create with Connie and Mary team! Every month we create a new set of tutorials for you called Sessions. Show me some love and order one today!

The Create with Connie and Mary April Mini Session is open!  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.
  • 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 Demo….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!

Silver Elite and Team Meeting SWAPS

Good news! Good news!

I was promoted to Silver Elite during the most recent Sale-a-Bration! Yay! So excited!!!! Thank you to Joan and Karen for joining my team! Welcome!

At our team meeting last night, my upline, Pearl Robb, surprised me with a sweet little, unexpected, gift! I just had to take a picture because, she too was promoted too!

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We also did a few make’n takes and created cards to swap!

Here are the swaps from everyone.

I’ll start with mine of course! I also had it on my Card Buffet this weekend. It’s a really cute graduation card –

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It’s standard card size too!

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I got the idea from Debbie Henderson. She has a great tutorial for this shorter version. Check her out!

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Pearl’s card.

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Joan’s card.

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Cheryl’s card.

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Cari’s card.

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Shirley’s Card.

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Gail’s card.

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Nancy’s card.

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Diana’s card.

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Sally’s card.

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Susan’s card.

All the cards were awesome this month! Happy to have these samples!

We had a wonderful time chatting and catching up on things! I wished were all able to meet more often!

Happy Stampin’
Libby

The Create with Connie and Mary April Mini Session is open!  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.
  • 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 Demo….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!

CCMC Saturday Blog Hop – Spring Flowers

We are having the best spring weather here in the Texas area – low, low humidity! Feels SO much like a fresh spring!

So, time to celebrate and get creative with a Create with Connie and Mary blog hop!

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Our theme this week is Spring Flowers! Just perfect – because everything here is just a blooming!

I think of tulips when I thing spring. So, that was my inspiration for this –

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……and Mother’s Day. It’ll be be here before we know it!

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These sweet tulips were created using a couple of the egg framelits from the Basket Builder framelits. Would you believe that!?!?! Yes, it took two Big Shot passes for each one, but so worth it. These are adorable flowers!

Supplies –

  • Stamp Set – Oh So Succulent
  • Framelits – Basket Builder, Window Box
  • Card Stock – Sweet Sugarplum, Sahara Sand, So Saffron, Peekaboo Peach, Melon Mambo, Watermelon Wonder, Pear Pizzaz
  • Ink – Sweet Sugarplum
  • DSP – Succulent Garden
  • Other – Emerald Envy Solid Baker’s Twine

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The Create with Connie and Mary April Mini Session will soon be open!  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.
  • 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 Demo….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

Lovely Little Mother’s Day

Silly title I suppose. It’s because I used the April Paper Pumpkin kit, Lovely Little Wreath. Well, the stamp set that came with it to stamp this –

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Just a lovely little card!

I had a request to create a quick card that could be mass-produced. This seemed to fit the bill.

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I started with our Note Cards & Envelopes. These are a must have to make quick cards when you need them.

Then it’s a piece of 3 x 4 DSP cut on the diagonal, you can get 12 fronts from one 12 x 12 piece of DSP! I adhered it to the card front leaving space on the sides but not the top and bottom to create the opening in the middle.

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The sentiment is stamped and punched with the soon-to-be retiring Note Tag Punch. Oh, and, I guess the Banner Punch is leaving too. Sad face.

Anyway, I whipped this up in less than five minutes, start to finish. I’m going to give it to my mom later today for Mother’s Day!

I’d love to hear what you think – it’s good ‘card-carma’, especially if you are going to ‘pin’ this.

Happy Stampin’
Libby

Feeling Special Today, CCMC405

It’s Thursday – you know what that means? It time for another Create with Connie and Mary challenge!

We alternate our weekly challenges between color to create with and layouts to follow. This week it’s a layout –

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I like this layout. I created this card in no time. Going with the Mother’s Day again. I loved the colors of my card.

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Every mom wants to feel special – especially on Mother’s Day.

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The DSP is from the 6×6 Go Wild pack. Believe it or not, this pattern had the tiny little Tip Top Taupe slash lines running along the edge. That is the color I used to create the leaves behind the flowers.

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And, yes, I used two different framelit sets here. The flower is from Botanical Builder and the leaves is from the Rose Garden Thinlits. So, yes, pulling all sorts of products out!

As you can see, it created a lovely card fit for mom or really anyone else!

I’d love to hear what you think of my card! Then, you should head over to Create with Connie and Mary to see what the other fabulous designers have created to inspire you! And, P L A Y  A L O N G with us!!

Happy Stampin’
Libby

Happy Mother’s Day, TSOT #269

Wow. We have a very nice sketch over at Try Stampin’ Or Not On Tuesday this week!

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Here is their sketch –

Challenge #269.

Simple enough I thought.

And, thought, and thought……I was drawing a total blank on how to create with this simply fabulous sketch. Ugh…..

I just had to sleep on it. When I awoke, I knew exactly the direction I wanted to go in –

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Isn’t this just the loveliest? Oh my, in person – W O W Z A !!!!

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It was very difficult to photograph because the style of this card. It’s one of those fold over cards (I think).

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This is the back to help explain what I mean.

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The inside is a piece of retired Sale-a-Bration 2016 vellum. The card really needed the extra support.

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I also backed the leaf with the vellum to tie it all together! The stamped image is the bonus from the April Paper Pumpkin kit, Lovely Little Wreath.

I sure love this card. I’m going to have trouble deciding just who to give it to, my mom or my mother-in-law……

Please take the time to leave a comment – because it’s good ‘card-carma’! And then head over to Try Stampin’ Or Not On Tuesday and play along with us. You can even submit projects via their Facebook page!

Happy Stampin’
Libby