Blogging Friends Blog Hop – CASE a Blog Hop Member

Happy Easter my friends! Thank you so much for taking the time to stop by and see my creations!

I decided to CASE this post from Mary Blocher of Power Huff stamping. Take a quick peek, but come right back so you can follow the hop! She made a set of narrow cards using this Designer Series Paper, oval and circle framelits, and flowers.

These are my cards –

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They are the Narrow Note Cards & Envelopes from the Occasions Mini. The set comes with Whisper White, but I made mine in these soon to be retiring In-Colors. These are cut 9 x 2 1/2, scored at 4 1/2.

Here is an up close of each card and a little about them –
libbystamps, stampin up, Yay You, Petals & More Thinlits, Stitched Shapes Framelits, 2 1/2 Circle, Petal Passion DSP, BFBH, blog hopThis is Flirty Flamingo card stock. I used the Petal Passion Designer Series Paper on all the cards.

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This is Peekaboo Peach. I used two different framelits on the set, Petals & More and Stitched Shapes. I have gotten so much use from these two – well worth the investment!

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This is Sweet Sugarplum card stock. All the sentiments are from the hostess set in the Occasions mini, Yay You. Very encouraging words – I love them!

To see the other CASE creations on the hop, simply click ‘next’  or ‘previous’. It will automatically take you where you need to go! Comments also are nice to read too!

Stampin’ Up Supplies –

  • Stamp Set – Yay You (hostess)
  • Framelits – Petals & More, Stitched Shapes
  • Card Stock – Flirty Flamingo, Peekaboo Peach, Sweet Sugarplum, Whisper White
  • Ink – Black Memento
  • DSP – Petal Passion
  • Punches – 2 1/2 Circle (retired)
  • Other – Whisper White Narrow Note Cards & Envelopes
Happy Stampin’
Libby
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Featuring Pastels – Create with Connie and Mary Saturday Blog Hop

Happy last day of March! And, hello Create with Connie and Mary blog hop!

Our theme this week is featuring Pastels.

What a wonderful idea and color palette!

I went with an Easter theme – that just shouts pastels to me! Plus, its Easter tomorrow! 

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I just looked at my Subtles Collection for inspiration here!

Started with a Pink Pirouette card base. Layered (not a color in the Subtles family) Lemon Lime Twist Designer Series Paper from the Fresh Florals pack. Followed by Soft Sky and a stamped So Saffron egg.

The beautiful cross is from Crosses of Hope. It’s cut in Copper Foil. The ‘celebrate’ is in Calypso Coral. And, yes, it was a Sale-a-Bration offering but will be carried over in to the next catalog! Yay!! I hope you were lucky enough to receive that!  

Go forward to Debbie Henderson beautiful pastel creations, and back for Mary Brown and her always lovely cards.

Have a blessed holiday!

Stampin’ Up Supplies

  • Stamp Set – Hello Easter
  • Framelits – Crosses of Hope, Celebrate You (carryover into the 2018-2019 catalog!)
  • Card Stock – Pink Pirouette, Soft Sk, Calypso Coral, Copper Foil, Whisper White
  • Ink – So Saffron
  • DSP – Fresh Florals

Fabulous You in Foil

Hello my stampin’ friends!

I have a card I designed for my Card Buffet this past weekend inspired by Try Stampin’ on Tuesday! We have a new bi-weekly challenge to inspire you –

 

Challenge #361, optional theme : Thinking of You.

I knew immediately that I wanted to create this –

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I started with this gorgeous Sale-a-Bration paper, Springtime Foils! It’s free with a $50 order!! FREE!!

I decided that this lovely, bright, vibrant Berry Burst card stock was the perfect pop of color to compliment the foil.

I stamped the sentiment and added these flowers – the perfect addition to the strip to tie everything together! These Sweet Cake Framelits are also a free Sale-a-Bration item too!  

As I started saying, this was on my Card Buffet this past weekend – total hit! They loved this card!

Want to see other wonderful cards using this great sketch? Check out the other Design Team members cards here. Join us too if you’d like!

Stampin’ Up Supplies –

  • Stamp Set – Picture Perfect Birthday
  • Framelits – Sweet Cake
  • Card Stock – Berry Burst, Whisper White
  • Ink – Berry Burst
  • DSP – Springtime Foils
  • Other – Berry Burst 3/8 Metallic Edge Ribbon
Happy Stampin’
Libby

Happy Easter

Hello my Thursday friends!

Welcome to another terrific sketch from Create with Connie and Mary!

This week, we have a layout sketch to inspire your creativity –

Nice layout to create an Easter card just in time to be mailed out for Easter!

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I started with my stamped egg, then I stamped the dots to resemble speckles on the egg.

I used the Sweet Soiree Specialty Designer Series paper for this card. These are the reverse of the shiny pages in the pack. Nice and subtle for this card!

It all came together nicely following the sketch! Off to create a few more to mail out!

The other Design Team members created some beautiful cards this week. Check them out on our blog. We hope to inspire you! Link up those inspiration cards on our Facebook page!

Stampin’ Up Supplies –

  • Stamp Set – Hello Easter, Eclectic Expression (speckles on the egg)
  • Card Stock – Pear Pizzaz, Whisper White, Calypso Coral
  • Ink – Calypso Coral, Old Olive
  • DSP – Sweet Soiree Specialty
Happy Stampin’
Libby

Happy Easter Peeps

Before we know it, Easter will be here – it’s about two weeks away!

Made any cards to send out yet? Perhaps, I will inspire you today!

Our challenge this week at Try Stampin’ on Tuesday is a layout challenge –

Challenge #360. Theme : Easter

I love this sketch! It’s fabulous! Nice, clean, bold blocks of color.

I went with a nontraditional Easter theme on my card –

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It’s just adorable! Wouldn’t you agree?

I started out with my colors and then went to adding the embossing and placement on the card.

I cut the ‘bunnies’ from the Cookie Cutter Builder Punch. I removed the ‘arms’ with a straight cut. And, I cut the ears a little deeper and longer. Stamped the face from the Foxy Friends and this is what I call a bunny!

The other Design team members created some nice Easter cards too! Check them out on our blog. If you like to link up a card, you can do so on our blog or our Facebook page. Hope to see you there!

Stampin’ Up Supplies –

  • Stamp Set – Hello Easter, Foxy Friends
  • Framelits – Stitched Shapes
  • Card Stock – Whisper White, Sweet Sugarplum, Peekaboo Peach, Daffodil Delight, Flirty Flamingo
  • Ink – Melon Mambo
  • Punches – Cookie Cutter Builder
  • Other – Petal Pair EF, Basket Weave EF (free choices during Sale-a-bration)
Happy Stampin’
Libby

Saying Goodbye to Sale-a-bration – Create with Connie and Mary Saturday Blog Hop

Welcome to our Create with Connie and Mary blog hop! And, Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

Our theme this week is saying goodbye to Sale-a-Bration. It’ll be ending at the end of March.

There are sooo many wonderful Sale-a-Bration products this year. Additional items were added earlier in the week too. So, choosing what to create with – too many choices!

I choose a newly added item, the Sweet Cake framelits –

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It’s a simple card, beautiful nonetheless! These flowers are the star of the show! I love the center heart detailing! Did you even notice that? I only adhered a tiny bit of each flower so they are sticking out in random areas.

The simple stamped image is also from a Sale-a-Bration set, Eclectic Expressions.

If you are wondering, there is a coordinating stamp set available for purchase to these framelits too! 

Go forward to see Debbie Henderson, and back to Mary Brown and their Sale-a-Bration goodbye creations. I know you’ll want them all!

Stampin’ Up Supplies

  • Stamp Set – Eclectic Expressions
  • Framelits – Sweet Cake
  • Card Stock – Whisper White, Calypso Coral, Daffodil Delight, Lemon Lime Twist, Soft Sky
  • Ink – Basic Grey

..Best..Friend..Ever…

Happy Thursday!

I have an adorable card designed for our new color challenge at Create with Connie and Mary –

I have been itching to play with the new Apron of Love bundle. So, I finally thought these colors were perfect to design with!

libbystamps, stampin up, Apron of Love, Yay You, Apron Builder framelits, Apron of Love Bundle, Bubbles & Fizz DSP, Tutti-Frutti Cards & Envelopes, CCMCI started by cutting the apron from the Sale-a-Bration Designer Series Paper, Bubbles & Fizz.

I used the hostess set, Yay You, to stamp the hearts on either side of the strip of Lemon Lime Twist (it’s part of a card from the Tutti-Frutti Cards & Envelopes, a free Sale-a-Bration item).

The trim along the bottom of the apron is the same as the Calypso Coral trim along the side of the Lemon Lime Twist strip. It’s one of the framelits included in the set! So are the cute little utensils and the apron pocket! This set is just adorable!

Check out the other Design team cards on our blog. You can show off your creations on our Facebook page this week!

Stampin’ Up Supplies –

  • Stamp Set – Apron of Love, Yay You (hostess)
  • Framelits – Apron Builder
  • Bundles – Apron of Love
  • Card Stock – Whisper White, Bermuda Bay, Calypso Coral, Silver Foil
  • Ink – Bermuda Bay, Calypso Coral, Lemon Lime Twist
  • DSP – Bubbles & Fizz (Sale-a-Bration)
  • Other – Tutti-Frutti Cards & Envelopes (Sale-a-Bration)
Happy Stampin’
Libby