Create with Connie and Mary Saturday Blog Hop – Holiday Catalog

Have we got a fun hop of cards today for our Create with Connie and Mary blog hop!

Our theme is the new Holiday Catalog.

Where do I begin??? This year it’s just FABULOUS!!

A favorite of mine is the Pizza Boxes. They are coated to be food safe, but hold cards equally as well. So that was my starting point for these –

libbystamps, stampin up, Painted Harvest, Merry Cafe, Mini Pizza Boxes, Whisper White 3x3 Envelopes, Everyday Label Punch, CCMC

The Painted Harvest is next on my favorites so far which I combined with the Merry Cafe to create 4 3×3 little cards. Another new thing is 3×3 mini envelopes! (They are under the cards in the picture.)

libbystamps, stampin up, Painted Harvest, Merry Cafe, Mini Pizza Boxes, Whisper White 3x3 Envelopes, Everyday Label Punch, CCMCI used the flower center and a partial leaf to create the little pumpkin here.

libbystamps, stampin up, Painted Harvest, Merry Cafe, Mini Pizza Boxes, Whisper White 3x3 Envelopes, Everyday Label Punch, CCMC

Here, I created the pooling water look with the fern stamp and three inks, Black Memento, Basic Grey and Smokey Slate.

libbystamps, stampin up, Painted Harvest, Merry Cafe, Mini Pizza Boxes, Whisper White 3x3 Envelopes, Everyday Label Punch, CCMC

Thinking out of the box here by using the two acorns pieces, opposite, I created the holiday glasses.

libbystamps, stampin up, Painted Harvest, Merry Cafe, Mini Pizza Boxes, Whisper White 3x3 Envelopes, Everyday Label Punch, CCMCThe wreath here is pretty straight forward. It’s the flower without the stamped centers.

Did you notice the ‘ticket corner’ looking punched corners on all the cards? I used the new Everyday Label Punch to create them. Just insert them from the top of the punch using the edge as a guideline.

We all have our favorites and products we gravitate too. See what the other Design Team members created –


 

Supplies –

  • Stamp Set – Painted Harvest, Merry Cafe
  • Card Stock – Whisper White, Cajun Craze, Pumpkin Pie, Soft Sky, Cherry Cobbler
  • Ink – Cajun Craze, Always Artichoke, Black Memento, Basic Grey and Smokey Slate, Night of Navy, Island Indigo, Cherry Cobbler, Garden Green
  • Punches Everyday Label
  • Other – Mini Pizza Boxes, Whisper White 3×3 Envelopes
Happy Stampin’
Libby

Our Create with Connie and Mary September Session is almost ready to be released! And, I must say, I created an adorable 3-D item!! Please support me and the Design Team by purchasing any of our tutorial sessions. September will be available on the 11th, the others 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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Happy New year, 17

Happy Tuesday of New Years week.

And, time for a Try Stampin’ on Tuesday challenge!

This week challenge #303 is this –

Theme : Bling for New Years

After Christmas, I’m trying to get back into the spirit of stamping!

I did have a bit of trouble with this challenge. And, I always manage to create a great card nonetheless!

Here’s my take on the sketch –

libbystamps, stampin up, Making Spirits Bright, Large Number Framelits, Fabulous Foil Designer Acetate, Silver Glimmer Paper, TSOT#303

Pretty nice, huh?

I photographed it flat because it’s one of those nifty cards made with the acetate! See –

libbystamps, stampin up, Making Spirits Bright, Large Number Framelits, Fabulous Foil Designer Acetate, Silver Glimmer Paper, TSOT#303

Clearly, a great option for this layout!

libbystamps, stampin up, Making Spirits Bright, Large Number Framelits, Fabulous Foil Designer Acetate, Silver Glimmer Paper, TSOT#303

I love how the 17 is bold and definitely the focal point here.

So, as we prepare to say hello to another year, have a great remaining 2016!

Take some time out to see the other designers cards. We love to read comments. And, perhaps play along with us this week at Try Stampin’ on Tuesday!

Happy Stampin’
Libby

Happy New Year

Soon it will be Christmas. Then, in a flash, the new year!

So, it got me to thinking…….Today, is another Watercooler Wednesday challenge. And, here is our sketch –

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A very nice color choice!!!! Quite festive!!!!!

I immediately though, New Year, and came up with this –

WWC98, Frosted Medallions, Layering Ovals, Stitched Shapes Framelits, Fabulous Foil Designer Acetate, Silver Foil, Wink of Stella Glitter Brush

……and, it S T U N N I N G in person!

WWC98, Frosted Medallions, Layering Ovals, Stitched Shapes Framelits, Fabulous Foil Designer Acetate, Silver Foil, Wink of Stella Glitter Brush

I started with a base of Early Espresso. A Silver Foil layer. Whisper White with the Fabulous Foil Designer Acetate (L O V E this stuff)!

WWC98, Frosted Medallions, Layering Ovals, Stitched Shapes Framelits, Fabulous Foil Designer Acetate, Silver Foil, Wink of Stella Glitter Brush

And, of course my sentiment!!! The last added detail was coloring it in with a Wink of Stella Pen for a little added shimmer.

Perhaps I just might make these instead of holiday cards this year?????

I’d love to read what you think! Please leave me a happy read!

And, don’t forget to check out the other Design Team creations at Watercooler Wednesday and PLAY along with us!

Supplies –

  • Stamp Set – Frosted Medallions
  • Card Stock – Early Espresso, Whisper White
  • Big Shot –  Layering Ovals, Stitched Shapes Framelits
  • Ink –Early Espresso
  • Other –Fabulous Foil Designer Acetate, Silver Foil, Wink of Stella Glitter Brush
Happy Stampin’
Libby

A Year to Remember, 2014

How are you going to remember those important ‘little’ things in 2014? How about jotting them down in a memory book?

How about this nifty little journal that I created? Just take a look at it. Sweet, huh? I repurposed a ready-made journal I found using some upcoming new products.

Before Christmas, I was asked to make these for gifts. I whipped them up in no time and she loved them. And, I did too! So much, that I created more for myself. These are the ones I made before Christmas. I had snapped this (not too good) photo before I gave them to her.

I used some upcoming Sale-a-Bration DSP called Sweet Sorbet. The ‘polka dot’ Decorative Label Punches are from the Good as Gold Card Kit. They have a bit of ‘gold’ in them that just ties everything together.

The gold 2104 is cut from the envelope liner in the card kit. It is the retired Go-Go Boots Alphabet. I printed ‘A Year to Remember’ on Whisper White and just framelit cut it out. I used the Chalk Talk Framelits.

I tied the gold elastic cord around the side for a little extra something.

Quite simple, but quite stunning.

What do you think?

Happy Stampin’
Libby

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Happy Twenty Fourteen Mini Banner

Happy New Year! Well, eve anyway!

I made this little sweet banner for my collection. It’s tiny! This is a standard 5 1/2 x 4 1/4 card I placed it on. It just didn’t show up any other way.

I made the banner flags using an upcoming Sale-a-Bration punch (yes, you can earn it FREE!) and of course that Good as Gold Card Kit. Again. The letters are from Target. Their Dollar Spot. Matched perfectly. So, I went for it.

Have a happy and safe New Year’s celebration. Whatever you do.

See ya next year!

Happy Stampin’
Libby

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Happy New Year!

Happy New Year everyone!

As you can see, I took a little break from bloggin’. Sure have missed it. But, this time of the year is quite busy. Have a ‘new’ card to share!

Take a look –

Yes, very appropriate. You know, one of those cards I just created from my stash…..

Supplies. Teeny Tiny Wishes stamp set. Basic Black Ink. Whisper White card stock. Brushed Silver card stock. Silver Glimmer Paper. Night & Day Specialty DSP (retired). Word Window Punch. Modern Label Punch. Alphabet Simple Numbers Sizzix Dies (yes, thank you Christmas!). Silver Tinsel Trim (retired, but on the CLEARANCE RACK).

So, not too bad for my first post of 2012. New computer. Yeah! So, It’s a learning curve….

Happy Stampin’

Libby

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