Silver Elite and Team Meeting SWAPS

Good news! Good news!

I was promoted to Silver Elite during the most recent Sale-a-Bration! Yay! So excited!!!! Thank you to Joan and Karen for joining my team! Welcome!

At our team meeting last night, my upline, Pearl Robb, surprised me with a sweet little, unexpected, gift! I just had to take a picture because, she too was promoted too!

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We also did a few make’n takes and created cards to swap!

Here are the swaps from everyone.

I’ll start with mine of course! I also had it on my Card Buffet this weekend. It’s a really cute graduation card –

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It’s standard card size too!

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I got the idea from Debbie Henderson. She has a great tutorial for this shorter version. Check her out!

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Pearl’s card.

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Joan’s card.

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Cheryl’s card.

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Cari’s card.

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Shirley’s Card.

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Gail’s card.

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Nancy’s card.

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Diana’s card.

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Sally’s card.

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Susan’s card.

All the cards were awesome this month! Happy to have these samples!

We had a wonderful time chatting and catching up on things! I wished were all able to meet more often!

Happy Stampin’
Libby

The Create with Connie and Mary April Mini Session is open!  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.
  • 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.
  • The FABULOUS design team designs the projects – Connie Babbert, Mary Brown, 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)
  • And, if you are a Demo….this is a tax deduction for your Stampin’ Up! business? But…you don’t need to be a demo to enjoy this mini-subscriptions!

So…NOW is a great to subscribe to have all these wonderful ideas right at your fingertips! Head over to Create with Connie and Mary and subscribe today!

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 –

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

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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

You are Amazing

Hi Stampers! Today I have a card I designed for Try Stampin’ on Tuesday.

Challenge #317. Optional Theme : A Ray of Sunshine

What a great challenge to get you to thinking! Wouldn’t you agree?

This is what I came up with –

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I think I got it right on the mark! It’s simply fun! Bright too! You almost need sunglasses!

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I like the addition of the 2 circles, one in front of the starburst, the other behind. The retired Stampin’ Up Cloudy Day embossing isn’t half bad either! It added just what the card needed!

I hope that I inspired you to create a card using a Ray of Sunshine as your starting point to join us this week! You can link up on our blog  or on our Facebook page – so, you have no reason not to show us a project!

Happy Stampin’
Libby

Watercooler Wednesday #112, Anything Goes

Happy Wednesday!

Having a creative morning so far? Well, Watercooler Wednesday has a new challenge that might spark your creativity!

As you can see, we have an ‘Anything Goes’ challenge! Which means, whatever you’re working on right now – you can enter it in our challenge! How fun is that?

I created something specifically for the challenge here –

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As Sale-a-bration is winding down, a few more ink ups on this wonderful Avant Garden stamp set, and this lovely, versatile Carried Away Designer Series paper, DSP.

My flowers I inked up once and stamped three times to get this lovely look. And, yes, I hand cut them out.

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Greeting is stamped full strength. I tied everything up with the Basic Black Baker’s Twine. This time on the right side to be a little different. Very serene, but elegant.

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Someone decided I wasn’t paying enough attention to them! She decided to join the photoshoot! Who doesn’t just love kitty paws!?!?!?!? And, look at that tail – so precarious!

Comments are always welcomed!

Please see what our other Design Team members created. Participate in our challenge – this is an easy one to join in on!

Supplies –

  • Stamp Set – Avant Garden
  • Framelits – Stitched Shapes Framelits
  • Card Stock – Whisper White
  • Ink – Tuxedo Black Memento
  • DSP – Carried Away
  • Other – Basic Black Baker’s Twine
Happy Stampin’
Libby

Thank You So Very Much

We are in the last month of Sale-a-bration. This is the perfect time to stock up on many basic things that you use all the time – Whisper White card stock, soon to be retiring In-Colors, adhesive, envelopes, ink refills – and get something FUN with these purchases. Or, just get that bundle and get something free!

I created this quick Thank You card –

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I used two free items here. DSP and the stamp set! The card took about 5 minutes to make. It will mean a lot more when it’s received!

So. What can I get free for you today?

Happy Stampin’
Libby

The Create with Connie and Mary March Mini Session opens March 11th!  Our mini sessions includes the instructions for 14 projects with full step-by-step tutorials:March 2017 Collage

  • Each mini session includes TWELVE unique cards featuring three stamp sets.
  • 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.
  • The FABULOUS design team designs the projects – Connie Babbert, Mary Brown, 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)
  • And, if you are a Demo….this is a tax deduction for your Stampin’ Up! business! But….you don’t need to be a demo to enjoy this mini-subscriptions!

So…NOW is a great to subscribe to have all these wonderful ideas right at your fingertips! Head over to Create with Connie and Mary and subscribe today!

A Big Thank You!

Still feeling like crud…..creating always makes me feel better.

I managed to create a simply stamped card for Create with Connie and Mary. Here is our new sketch for the week –

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Nice, bold set of colors!

I decided to go all stamping on this card –

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I like it. It’s simply fun!

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The finishing touch was this nifty little folded over piece of Envelope Paper and a baker’s twine tie.

Not too bad for not feeling too well. Better days are ahead…

I’d love to know what you about this card!

See what the other design team members have created here and join our challenge on our Facebook page.

Supplies –

  • Stamp Set – Avant Garden, So Very Much (Sale-a-Bration sets)
  • Card Stock – Whisper White
  • Ink – Tangerine Tango, Emerald Envy Rich Razzleberry
  • Punches – Itty Bitty Banner (retired)
  • Other – 2016-2017 In Color Envelope Paper
Happy Stampin’
Libby

Wacky Watercooler Spring Fever February Blog Hop

I’m back for another fabulous blog hop of paper crafting talent with the Wacky Watercooler!

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Our theme this month is Spring Fever! And, boy did I catch it!

I’ve been itching to play with the new Window Box Thinlits and the Basket Bunch stamp set. I think they’d make a great combination! And, they did. Just look at what I created –

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A sweet little basket just filled with mini cards!!! I used half, or one, of the basket pieces to create this basket.

Here are the cards individually –

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Who doesn’t love a chocolate bunny???

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…..and, Peeps? Did someone say, Peeps???

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Of course you have your Easter eggs.

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And let’s not forget about carrots. Carrots are very springy!

The cards are all 2×3, perfect for tags or little ‘love’ notes!

The basket grass was adhered with dimensionals to give a 3D or stacked appearance.

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This little set is just too precious!

Before checking out the other wonderful creations, please leave a happy read for me!

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If you missed someone, you can always see the lineup here –

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Or go back –

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Supplies –

  • Stamp Set – Basket Bunch
  • Dies – Basket Builder Framelits, Window Box Thinlits
  • Bundles – Basket Bunch Bundle, Window Shopping Bundle
  • Card Stock – Whisper White, Tip Top Taupe, Wisteria Wonder, Daffodil Delight, Flirty Flamingo, Chocolate Chip, Pumpkin Pie, Pear Pizzaz, Old Olive
  • Ink – Early Espresso
Happy Stampin’
Libby