Watercooler Wednesday #113, Libby’s Sketch Challenge

Ha, that’s me!!!

Happy Wednesday everyone! Today at Watercooler Wednesday, as you can see, I’m the host for this weeks challenge! Yippee!

I decided to go with a sketch to spark your creativity!

What do you think –

Pretty fun sketch, I’d say!

I decided to create a shaker card –

libbystamps, stampin up, Circles Collection Framelits, Cupcake Cutouts Framelits, Party Animal DSP, shaker cardIsn’t this cute????

It’s quite nifty in that I used one of our clear envelopes to hold the contents of the shaker card. This makes creating one really easy!!!!

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My shakers pieces are from a couple of the patterns in the Designer Series Papers – one had cake slices all over it, the other was rows of candles. Both, I meticulously cut out. Yes, my hand did get a little tired after a while! I also threw in some gold sequins from the Gold Sequin Trim too!

It’s a really fun, upbeat card perfect for anyone!

Get creatin’ and join my challenge over a Watercooler Wednesday! See you at the cooler!

Supplies –

  • Stamp Set – none!
  • Framelits – Circles Collection, Cupcake Cutouts
  • Card Stock – Tangerine Tango, Emerald Envy, Pacific Point
  • DSP – Party Animal
  • Other – Medium Clear Envelopes, Gold Sequin Trim
Happy Stampin’
Libby

….You, TSOT, #275

Oh Tuesday. You come around so often!

TSOT

Time for Try Stampin’ Or Not On Tuesday sketch challenge!

Challenge #275. Theme : Sun and Shore.

Fail. No sun. No shore.

Winner. I have this little cutie –

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Yes – ANOTHER shaker card!! Made with this ADORABLE little frog from the hostess set, Love You Lots.

When opened, look at this –

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He is just too C U T E !! I used my blender pen filled with alcohol and an ink pad to color him. Then, I cut him out. He actually adhered to the inside of the card.

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The outside sentiment was also stamped and cut out. It’s popped up on a dimensional. Wow factor, you know.

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I love these colors together as well. So bright. So fun. Great guy card even with the pink!

I’d love to know how you feel about my little froggie! Comments are always welcomed!

Simple enough sketch, right? You don’t have to create a shaker card – but, hey, come play with us over at Try Stampin’ Or Not On Tuesday! Facebook or out blog!

And, I LOVE TO READ YOUR COMMENTS! So leave one. Smiles.

Happy Stampin’
Libby

Shakin’ Happy Day, WWC70

The second of three post this morning! Whew! New stuff too!!!

It’s Watercooler Wednesday time!

WWC logo

This time, we have a great sketch by Marsha –

WWC70 - Marsha's Sketch Challenge

Once I got my preorder in – finally – I knew exactly what I wanted to do with this sketch! I wanted to make another shaker card –

libbystamps, stampin up, Perfectly Wrapped, Swirly Scribbles Thinlits, shaker card, WWC70

Isn’t this awesome!?!? I loved how it just ‘pops’ with happiness! It’s these colors I think.

libbystamps, stampin up, Perfectly Wrapped, Swirly Scribbles Thinlits, shaker card, WWC70

It’s a generous 5 x 5 peek-through one too.

libbystamps, stampin up, Perfectly Wrapped, Swirly Scribbles Thinlits, shaker card, WWC70

Closed again, you can see those wonderful Swirly Scribbles Framelits little flowers!

libbystamps, stampin up, Perfectly Wrapped, Swirly Scribbles Thinlits, shaker card, WWC70

Such a sweet card for Marsha’s sketch! I really liked how the shaker moves. Such fun to play with. You should see what the other design team created at Watercooler Wednesday too – some great stuff!

I used products that are now available to everyone!

  • Stamp Set – Perfectly Wrapped, NEW
  • DSP – Playful Palette 6×6, NEW
  • Dies – Swirly Scribbles, NEW
  • Punches – Circle Punch, Retired
  • Card Stock – Very Vanilla, Peekaboo Peach, NEW, Emerald Envy, NEW, Sweet Sugarplum, NEW
  • Ink – Emerald Envy
  • Other – Gold Sequins, store bought

I’d love some good ‘card-carma’ for my shaker card today! Comments are always welcomed!

Happy Stampin’
Libby

Big News, CCMC408

It time for another Create with Connie and Mary challenge this week.

And, this is just the sweetest!

Here is the challenge this week. Colors.

CCMC408

Aren’t they ‘sweet’? See what I did with the such sweetness –

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I created an adorable little baby shaker card! I really liked the horizontal lines on the front DSP contrasted with the vertical ones on the inside. It looks really cool.

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Another view. I created a window with my shaker pieces in between.

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The (slightly crooked) stamping shows through.

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All the fun stuff moves freely about when played with opened!

Supplies used –

  • Stamps – Big News Clear (R)
  • DSP – Birthday Bouquet (R)
  • Dies – Project Life Cards & Labels Framelits
  • Punches – 7/8 Scallop Punch (R), Banner (R)
  • Card Stock – So Saffron, Mint Macaron, Blushing bride
  • Ink – Early Espresso
  • Other – Stapler, Whisper White Thick Baker’s Twine

An adorable card, right? Not sure just who it will be for. But a great card to have in my stash – for that perfect person!

Head over to Create with Connie and Mary to see the other wonderful cards made with these sweet colors. And play along – it’s soo fun!

Happy Stampin’
Libby

Happy Thanksgiving

Just a quick post to wish everyone Thanksgiving wishes.

Whether you are alone or surrounded by a crowd of people, my you find some joy today.

I made these shaker cards now several times –

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I truly loved them.

libbystamps, Stampin' Up, shaker card, Leaflets Framelits, Six Sayings, Kraft and White Corrugated Paper

Each set had different shaker pieces. These had glimmer paper and the corrugated paper.

libbystamps, Stampin' Up, shaker card, Leaflets Framelits, Six Sayings, Kraft and White Corrugated Paper

I just had to share these one more time. They brought me joy to send them out.

Happy Thanksgivin’
Libby

 

Shakin’ It Up for a Birthday

Taking a little time away from class prep to share this terrific shaker card.

A customer asked me to have a shaker card on the Card Buffet last month because she too was having trouble making them work.

I’ve tried lots of different ways. This, by far, has got to be the best.

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I thinks this is just simply fun.

I did a different style of card last month at my class. This was me just testing the process.

If you’re interested in how I did this, leave me a comment.

Happy Stampin’
Libby

Shakin’ It Up a Bit

So, I got inspired by a magazine article about organizing a craft space. I’ve been so wrapped it cleaning and purging that I haven’t spent a lot of time paper crafting – and, yikes I have a Card Buffet next weekend.

I’m all over the map. I’ve halted the purge – sad face – and started working on cards for next weekend.

I had a few requests this month. One for a shaker card. I am really great at designing these, it’s just my execution or something. They shake for a while and then…..then no more shakin’. The pieces don’t want to move about. Sad face.

In an attempt to try a new way, I created this –

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It’s flat because when I stood it up, all the pieces fell and you couldn’t tell it was a shaker card. Yes, it probably needs more pieces. 

My pieces are sequins removed from the string and tiny die cut leaves from the Square Pillow Box Thinlit.

Another request was fall themed cards. My favorite. I’m all about fall.

I will keep tweaking…….got to get it right by next weekend.

Happy Stampin’
Libby