Happy 4th of July

Happy 4th of July!!!

Got a festive card designed for Try Stampin’ on Tuesday!

Theme : Dainty and neat.

Well, I believe I got the neat part down. The dainty, I don’t know about that. I created a card to celebrate the 4th –

libbystamps, stampin up, Number of Years, Large Number Framelits, Stars Framelits, Eastern Palace Specialty DSP

Terrific card, right?

I miss the designer series paper stacks we had in color families. I did found this nice shade of Dapper Denim pattern paper from the Eastern Palace Specialty papers we currently carry. I love the way it looks with Cherry Cobbler.

libbystamps, stampin up, Number of Years, Large Number Framelits, Stars Framelits, Eastern Palace Specialty DSP

It makes for a very nice festive card wouldn’t you agree?

You can see what the other design team members created on our Try Stampin’ on Tuesday blog or on our Facebook page. You can also link up a card on either place too.  Join us – it’s so much fun to participate in card challenges!

Supplies –

  • Stamp Set – Number of Years
  • Framelits – Large Number, Stars (retired)
  • Card Stock – Cherry Cobbler, Very Vanilla, Dapper Denim, Silver Foil, Silver Glimmer paper
  • Ink – Dapper Denim, Crumb Cake
  • DSP – Eastern Palace Specialty
  • Other – Rhinestone Basic Jewels
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

 

We Create July Blog Hop

This is the THIRD of three blog hops for me today!

Please check them all out and leave comments! I’ll be giving away BLOG CANDY to one lucky person who comments on all three posts today!! Here is the giveaway –

Notecards & envelopes, rhinestones, stamp set, clear block and 3 ink spots!!! (Please leave your comments by 10:00 pm CDT.)

On with projects for We Create –

I went with one of my favorite hostess sets from the catalog, Tranquil Tulips –

libbystamps, stampin up, Tranquil Tulips, Banners for You, Bunch of Banners Framelits, We Create

This is a sweet card, I’ll admit……..but add a little star here and there…… libbystamps, stampin up, Tranquil Tulips, Banners for You, Bunch of Banners Framelits, We Create

….and a banner for the sentiment….you get a pretty sweet card!

I hadn’t used Cherry Cobbler from Stampin’ Up in forever – such a wonderful red! It made some really beautiful tulips as well! Especially paired with Dapper Denim!

libbystamps, stampin up, Tranquil Tulips, Banners for You, Bunch of Banners Framelits, We Create

Please leave a comment before going onto the talented Kris Kilkenny – we all love to read your comments! Blog candy, remember…….

Supplies –

  • Stamp Set – Tranquil Tulips (hostess), Banners for You
  • Framelits – Bunch of Banners
  • Card Stock – Cherry Cobbler, Dapper Denim, Very Vanilla
  • Ink – Cherry Cobbler, Dapper Denim, Old Olive, Crumb Cake
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

Create with Connie and Mary Saturday Blog Hop – Patriotic Colors

This is the FIRST of three blog hops for me today!

Please check them all out and leave comments! I’ll be giving away BLOG CANDY to one lucky person who comments on all three posts today!! Here is the giveaway –

Notecards & envelopes, rhinestones, stamp set, clear block and 3 ink spots!!! (Please leave your comments by 10:00 pm CDT.)

On with the start of some fabulous creativity for Create with Connie and Mary!

Our theme this week is undoubtably, patriotic! And, it sets the tome for the rest of my cards today as well!

Because I’m in a celebratory mood, I went with this embossing folder –

libbystamps, stampin up, Brushstrokes, Wood Crate Framelits, Celebrations Duo EF, CCMC, patriotic, red white & blue

Yes. It IS one of my favorites! It is SO versatile for many different ways you can celebrate!

libbystamps, stampin up, Brushstrokes, Wood Crate Framelits, Celebrations Duo EF, CCMC, patriotic, red white & blue

I originally made the three embossed panels and stars and placed them on the card base. I decided it needed a little something. I added the stamped Brushstrokes background image that just made the card! Simple. Effective.

See what the other Design Team members created with our Patriotic theme this week! And, don’t forget to leave a comment – blog candy remember?

Supplies –

  • Stamp Set – Brushstrokes
  • Framelits – Wood Crate
  • Card Stock – Whisper White, Real Red, Dapper Denim, Silver Glimmer Paper
  • Ink – Dapper Denim
  • Other – Celebrations Duo Embossing Folders
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 #123 – Marsha’s ‘Fireworks’ Themed Challenge

Happy middle of the week! Time to play around with a Watercooler Wednesday challenge.

This week, we have one from Marsha –

Oh this is a fun idea!!! Great if you having a party for the upcoming July 4th! And, yes, I went with something traditional when I saw the challenge –

libbystamps, stampin up, Lovely Inside & Out, Happy Celebrations, Wood Words, Wood Crate Framelits, Wood Words Bundle, WWC

Isn’t this just FUN?????

libbystamps, stampin up, Lovely Inside & Out, Happy Celebrations, Wood Words, Wood Crate Framelits, Wood Words Bundle, WWC

I stamped the background in alternating Real Red and Dapper Denim firework shapes from the Lovely Inside & Out stamp set first. I liked the ‘Celebrate’ sentiment from Happy Celebrations set. Yes, it was a challenging fussy cut too!!!

The stamped stars are from Wood Words set because they were perfect for this finishing detail. The star framelit is from the coordinating Wood Crate framelits!

The other Design team members all took a different approach to the challenge. See how they designed with it. Play along with us – it’s fun!!

Supplies –

  • Stamp Set – Lovely Inside & Out, Happy Celebrations
  • Framelits – Wood Crate
  • Bundles – Wood Words
  • Card Stock – Dapper Denim, Whisper White
  • Ink – Real Red, Dapper Denim, Smokey Slate
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

 

 

Create with Connie and Mary Saturday Blog Hop – Hello Summer

Holiday Wishes this Saturday!

Taking a little time out to be creative this weekend with Create with Connie and Mary and a blog hop!

Our theme this week is Hello Summer!

Perfect for this Memorial Day holiday, which seems to be the kick off for summer!

libbystamps, stampin up, Holly Jolly Greetings, Frozen Treats Framelits, Brights Designer Series Paper Stack, CCMC, Memorial Day, Labor Day, 4th of July, patriotic

…..and perfect for this card! You could create this for Memorial Day, July 4th, or Labor Day!

Nothing says summer more than popsicle (at least here in Texas because it’s so hot)?

libbystamps, stampin up, Holly Jolly Greetings, Frozen Treats Framelits, Brights Designer Series Paper Stack, CCMC, Memorial Day, Labor Day, 4th of July, patriotic

I used toothpicks for popsicle sticks her, isn’t that the cutest idea?? Luckily, these Frozen Treats Framelits will be in the new catalog!! The Designer Series Paper and this Holly Jolly Greetings (a Christmas set) will be retiring.

I hope you enjoyed my Hello Summer themed card! See how the others are greeting summer –

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Supplies –

  • Stamp Set – Holly Jolly Greetings
  • Framelits – Frozen Treats Framelits
  • Card Stock – Whisper White, Real Red, Pacific Point
  • Ink – Real Red, Pacific Point
  • DSP – Brights Designer Series Paper Stack
  • Other – toothpicks
Happy Stampin’
Libby

The brand new JUNE Mini Session is coming soon! (Yes, with the uncertainty of the retiring products and lateness of the preorder, we decided to skip May.)  We’ll be featuring products from the BRAND NEW Annual Catalog in June!

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 SNEAK PEEK COMING SOON!

CREATE WITH CONNIE AND MARY

JUNE 2017 ONLY

$8.95 US


PREORDER BONUS PROJECT:  Purchase BOTH June and July 2017 Mini Sessions and get a PREORDER BONUS TUTORIAL designed by Connie Babbert immediately upon purchase!

You’ll have the tutorial NOW to use before the new catalog begins!

Preorder 2017 Bonus Project

JUNE & JULY 2017 MINI SESSIONS

plus BONUS 2017 PREORDER project!

$17.90 US

PREORDER BONUS PROJECT: Purchase BOTH June and July 2017 Mini Sessions and get a PREORDER BONUS TUTORIAL designed by Connie Babbert immediately upon purchase!
You’ll have the tutorial NOW to use before the new catalog begins!

Preorder 2017 Bonus Project
JUNE & JULY 2017 MINI SESSIONS
plus BONUS 2017 PREORDER project!

$17.90 US

Fourth Fun Treats

H A P P Y   F O U R T H  of  J U L Y  !!!!!!

I have some crafty festivities planned, but I had made these cute little treats for co-workers the other day –

libbystamps, stampin up, Better Together, Balloon Celebration, July 4th Treats

Nice huh? It’s really the same idea as the nugget holder trays that I’ve made before.

I cut each one, stamped them and then scored them. Easy. Easy.

Assembly went quick too.

libbystamps, stampin up, Better Together, Balloon Celebration, July 4th Treats

I had this cute little red plastic berry basket that held all of these without a problem. It just added to the patriotic feel!

libbystamps, stampin up, Better Together, Balloon Celebration, July 4th Treats

I worked the early shift and was able to leave these for everyone to brighten their day. I got several comments to how they were pleased to find them!

It just goes to show you, go create something for someone and make their day!!

Happy Fourth –
Libby

Festive Tag Fun, WWC74

It’s the middle of the week. You know what that means –

WWC logo

Watercooler Wednesday Challenges!

This week, we have a really fun challenge –

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Tags!!! How cool is this idea?

Well, I thought pretty cool. I came up with this nifty little number –

libbystamps, stampin up, Swirly Scribbles Thinlits, Silver Metallic Thread, Stars Framelits, SwWWC74, Thoughtful Banners, Duet Banner, Lucky Stars EF, July 4

It a card with a tag in the front pocket!!

libbystamps, stampin up, Swirly Scribbles Thinlits, Silver Metallic Thread, Stars Framelits, SwWWC74, Thoughtful Banners, Duet Banner, Lucky Stars EF, July 4

…..and, it can be removed too! Pretty snazzy tag all by itself!!

libbystamps, stampin up, Swirly Scribbles Thinlits, Silver Metallic Thread, Stars Framelits, SwWWC74, Thoughtful Banners, Duet Banner, Lucky Stars EF, July 4

Here are few more views with the tag inserted. I love the am-scram ribbon at the top!! Some is retired ribbon, but it all worked so well for this.

Kind of just by chance that the silver foil die cut fits over the bottom panel. I love that look. The star was raised so it really had no choice.

libbystamps, stampin up, Swirly Scribbles Thinlits, Silver Metallic Thread, Stars Framelits, SwWWC74, Thoughtful Banners, Duet Banner, Lucky Stars EF, July 4

It’s pretty festive, don’t you agree?

Now, the other design team members came up with lots of clever takes on this sketch for the week. You should check them out and play along with Watercooler Wednesday this week!

And, how about leavin’ something for me to read?

Supplies used –

  • Stamps – Thoughtful Banners (N)
  • Dies – Stars Framelits, Swirly Scribbles Thinlits (N)
  • Punches – Due Banner (N)
  • Card Stock – Whisper White, Silver Foil, Real Red, Dapper Denim (N)
  • Ink – Real Red, Dapper Denim (N)
  • Ribbon – Silver Metallic Thread
  • Other – Lucky Stars EF, 1/8 Silver Ribbon
Happy Stampin’
Libby