Llama Love

Spending a little time paper crafting for Create with Connie and Mary . It’s Thursday and we have a new challenge –

This is a really great sketch. I was torn between using soon-to-retire products or new stuff. I went with soon-to-retire, because I won’t get to feature them for much longer.

libbystamps, stampin up, Birthday Fiesta, Fiesta Time Framelits, Festive Birthday DSP, Layering Circles, CCMC

Can’t go wrong with the Birthday Fiesta bundle and matching Designer Series Paper.

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Isn’t this the cutest!?!? I am going to miss this Llama. I mean, who has a Llama framelit? Really?

This just made me smile. Big. And, it was a great way to use this suite just one more time! It is available until May 31.

Take a look at all the wonderful creations the other Design team members came up with on our Create with Connie and Mary site. You can create a card and link up to our Facebook page.

Looking forward to seeing your creations!

Supplies –

  • Stamp Set – Birthday Fiesta
  • Framelits – Fiesta Time Framelits, Layering Circles
  • Bundles – Birthday Fiesta Bundle
  • Card Stock – Whisper White, Crumb Cake
  • Ink – Emerald Envy, Early Espresso
  • DSP – Festive Birthday
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

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Blogging Friends Blog Hop – May – Retiring Favorites

May first and before we know it, the new catalog will be here. This is the first of two blog hops for the day!

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In honor of the current catalog ending, we will say farewell to some of out favorite Retiring Products. This post is all about retiring products. A few that I really liked out of several that are retiring!

I created five 4×4 cards to share. No particular order. libbystamps, stampin up, Nailed It Bundle, Nailed It. Build It Framelits, Sending Love DSP

From the Occasions Mini, the Nailed It bundle sold out as soon as it went on the retiring list. I just love it – so versatile and a masculine set for once! I paired it with the Sending Love Designer Series Paper.

libbystamps, stampin up, Stylish Stems Framelits, Special Reason, Pop of Pink Specialty DSP

This Stylish Stems Framelits was my favorite flower framelit, also from the Occasions Mini. The coordinating Special Reason stamp set was ok, not my favorite as the words are too small. Of course, I purchased both of them. This paired well with the (soon to retire) Pop of Pink Specialty Designers Series Paper.

libbystamps, stampin up, T-Shirt Builder Framelits, Custom Tee Bundle, Custom Tee, 2015-2016 In-Colors

Of course, the In-Colors are always sad to see leave. At least they are around for a couple of years! My favorite color was the Cucumber Crush! I used the T-shirt Builder framelits, Custom Tee Bundle, to create this. These are also from the mini. I liked the ‘Happy Stamper’ stamp. That is SO usable for us!

libbystamps, stampin up, Birthday Fiesta Bundle, Birthday Fiesta, Fiesta Time Framelits, Festive Birthday DSP, Llama

From the large, main catalog. The Llama. Who does not love a llama? Who? This was an awesomely cute bundle! The designer series paper was pretty cool too.

libbystamps, stampin up, Fresh Fruit, Fruit Stand DSP, pears

The last stamp set I’ll share is the Fresh Fruit. I loved this. It was simply sweet.

libbystamps, stampin up, Gorgeous Grunge, Banners Framelits, Layered Letters Alphabet, 12x12 Kraft Card Stock, box

Lastly. The 12×12 Kraft card stock will no longer be available. I created (from scratch) a nifty box to hold all these cards. And, yes, the Banners Framelits, the Gorgeous Grunge stamp set and the Layered Letters Alphabet will not be in the upcoming catalog either. Gorgeous Grunge? I got so much use from this set!

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Whew. That’s a lot of retiring stuff! And, I didn’t even touch the tip of all the things I really loved from the 2016-2017 catalog. Not too sad though. Can’t be. Lots of new, wonderful items coming our way. If you feel compelled to need any of these or other items, please order here.

So, this is a blog hop, before heading over to talented, Mary Blocher, please leave me a comment.

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Happy Stampin’
Libby

Watercooler Wednesday #114

Middle of the week. You know what that means. Time for a Watercooler Wednesday challenge!

Penny is our host. She chose some wonderful colors –

I stared at them for a while. I just pulled out my inks and a stamp set. I went with a favorite that will be retiring –

libbystamps, stampin up, Perfectly Wrapped, WWC114

I created a simple ‘Thanks’ card. Really, is there any other type of card for me to create? 

libbystamps, stampin up, Perfectly Wrapped, WWC114

My flowers were all randomly stamped. Followed by the nicely inked up centers! I like the contrast of the Calypso Coral words. And, of the course the addition of the bow. These have become my favorites!

I hope to have inspired you to join up with our challenge this week! You can see the other design team cards on our blog, Watercooler Wednesday!

Supplies –

  • Stamp Set – Perfectly Wrapped
  • Card Stock – Pool Party, Island Indigo, Whisper White
  • Ink – Calypso Coral, Pool Party, Island Indigo
  • Other – Calypso Coral Thick Baker’s Twine
Happy Stampin’
Libby

Retro meets Hey Chick!

It’s Tuesday and time for a Try Stampin’ on Tuesday challenge!

We are starting off the year with this inspirational idea –

Challenge #304.  Optional Theme : Old and New

Well……I have tons of old stuff – check!

And……I have new stuff in from Stampin’ Up – check!

Combine the two, and this is what I created –
libbystamps, stampin up, Hey Chick, Layering Circles Framelits, Many Marvelous Markers, Love Letter DSP, TSOT#304, design team card

Pretty cute, huh?

libbystamps, stampin up, Hey Chick, Layering Circles Framelits, Many Marvelous Markers, Love Letter DSP, TSOT#304, design team card

I checked – or should that be I chicked – all the boxes in creating this card?? The chicken is from a new Sale-a-Bration stamp set and I used old, retired products, Love Letters DSP, and Riding Hood Red card base.

libbystamps, stampin up, Hey Chick, Layering Circles Framelits, Many Marvelous Markers, Love Letter DSP, TSOT#304, design team card

I even made a matching envelope liner (using up that DSP!) and a coordinating inside panel to write on! It’s so pretty! And, it will any any chicks day!

You should join our challenges over at Try Stampin’ on Tuesday! You can even join us on Facebook!

Happy Stampin’
Libby

May Blogging Friends Blog Hop

Welcome to the May edition of the Blogging Friends Blog Hop!

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This month our focus is on retiring products. Our favorite retiring products. Grab some coffee and get ready to pin some great things! And, grab the tissues too…..and, check your fun spending money as well – some things you may really need after hopping around with us.

If you are new to Stampin’ Up, every year before the new catalog comes out, items retire. First and foremost, In-Colors, paper, ink, markers, ribbon…..we all know it. We all expect it. We even grumble and hoard because of it.

I wanted to maximize what I showed. So, I made this adorable Fry Container. Yes, the die and the Corrugated Paper its made from are retiring. And, the Spiral Flower, leaves (Bird Builder), Tag, Scallop Circle and ribbon – retiring, all of them. Whew.

libbystamps, stampin up, Blogging Friends Blog Hop, 2014-2016 In Color, Spiral Flower Die, Fry Box, Bird Builder Punch, Note Tag Punch, Something to Say Stamp Set, Perpetual Birthday Calendar,

Now, what’s in the Fry Container? Cards! Mini cards! Five of them –

libbystamps, stampin up, Blogging Friends Blog Hop, 2014-2016 In Color, Spiral Flower Die, Fry Box, Bird Builder Punch, Note Tag Punch, Something to Say Stamp Set, Perpetual Birthday Calendar, Let’s take a closer look at each of the cards and what went into making them.

libbystamps, stampin up, Blogging Friends Blog Hop, 2014-2016 In Color, Spiral Flower Die, Fry Box, Bird Builder Punch, Note Tag Punch, Something to Say Stamp Set, Perpetual Birthday Calendar,

I made these all monochromatic. One per retiring color.

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The Note Tag I used earlier on the box front.

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The Washi Tape along each tag, it’s in a set of all five colors. Retiring, but, hey it’s on sale!

libbystamps, stampin up, Blogging Friends Blog Hop, 2014-2016 In Color, Spiral Flower Die, Fry Box, Bird Builder Punch, Note Tag Punch, Something to Say Stamp Set, Perpetual Birthday Calendar,

The stamps I used on each card tag front is from Something To Say. It’s a fabulous set because it has inside greetings too! Few sets have that. You gets lots for your money.

libbystamps, stampin up, Blogging Friends Blog Hop, 2014-2016 In Color, Spiral Flower Die, Fry Box, Bird Builder Punch, Note Tag Punch, Something to Say Stamp Set, Perpetual Birthday Calendar,

The background stamping on all the cards is from Perpetual Birthday Calendar – a very nice underrated set. It’s so versatile! Sadly, retiring as well.

I did staple the tags together with a piece of In-Color Thick Baker’s Twine. It was from last years Sale-a-Bration. I adhered these with Dimensionals to the 2 x 3 cards.

libbystamps, stampin up, Blogging Friends Blog Hop, 2014-2016 In Color, Spiral Flower Die, Fry Box, Bird Builder Punch, Note Tag Punch, Something to Say Stamp Set, Perpetual Birthday Calendar, A WONDERFUL gift set showing some favorite, must have ,retiring Stampin’ Up products. Wouldn’t you agree? Scroll to the top and leave me a comment – it’s good ‘card-carma’!!

Then, hop on over to see what the others favor.

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Or, click on the names below to check out the others and their favorites –

Libby Fens – you are here!
 Anne Power
Happy Stampin’
Libby

2016 Retiring List of Stamps and Accesories

Tear. Some of our favorites are on the way out.

Jump for joy. Some new things will be here soon to replace them.

And, jump for joy for you – place a $50 order (before shipping/tax) by Sunday, April 24, and receive 4 cards from my upcoming Card Buffet!! You must use Hostess Code VZ6UY6RR to qualify. And, knowing me, you might receive other surprises too!!!

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Happy Stampin’
Libby