Watercooler Wednesday – 141 Heidi’s Masculine Anything Goes Challenge

Time for some masculine cards for Watercooler Wednesday!

We always need masculine ideas! Those seem to be the most difficult to create.

I am trying to go through my Paper Pumpkin stash and use some of the kits. I created this –

libbystamps, stampin up, Bold Botanicals kit, Paper Pumpkin, Paper Pumpkin August 2106, WWC

Guys like to know they are appreciated too! So, a thank you card was more than winner!

This card is from the Bold Botanicals kit from August 2016. Currently, I can feature a class using this kit. I just repurposed some the pieces to create the design. Here is what the kit looks like –

PP_Thumb_BoldBotanicals_0816

I do love these monthly subscriptions, just like with lots of my Stampin’ Up products and other craft stuff- I don’t get around to playing as much as I should or need to!

How about taking a look at the other Design Team members cards. Everyone uses a variety of products and techniques, so you get to see lots of different and terrific ideas. Then, after we inspire you to create a card, you can link it up on our blog!

Happy Stampin’
Libby
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Thankful for You

Happy Tuesday! Time for my bi-weekly card for Try Stampin’ on Tuesday !

Our inspiration this week is this sketch –

Challenge #341. Theme : Bold Words

Great starting point for a card! I went with a fall theme –

libbystamps, stampin up, Painted Harvest, Painted Autumn  DSP, TSOT

Such pretty Designers Series Paper to show off here!

libbystamps, stampin up, Painted Harvest, Painted Autumn  DSP, TSOT

The flower is hand stamped, as well as the sentiment. All these items are from the new Holiday Mini catalog from Stampin’ Up.

Check out the other Design Team members cards. They are wonderful!

Pull out you stamp supplies and create a card and join us! You can link up a card on Try Stampin’ on Tuesday  or our Facebook page.

Supplies –

  • Stamp Set – Painted Harvest
  • Card Stock – Crumb Cake, Very Vanilla
  • Ink – Early Espresso. Crushed Curry, Cajun Craze
  • DSP – Painted Autumn
Happy Stampin’
Libby

Our Create with Connie and Mary September Session is available! Please support me and the Design Team by purchasing any of our tutorial sessions. Previous month tutorials are still available.

Here is a sneak at the September projects –

 September features –
  • Pick a Pumpkin Bundle
  • Tags & Trimming Bundle
  • Spooky Cat Bundle
  • Festive Phrases Stamp Set
  • Colorful Seasons 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

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!

Check out CREATE WITH CONNIE AND MARY for more details!

Thanks, Pumpkin!

Quick post today!

Have you heard of Paper Pumpkin? It’s an all-inclusive monthly subscription that is delivered right to your door!

And, today is the last day to take advantage of a special 50% off the first month.

It makes it $10, plus tax! Even if you sign up for just a month, you will still receive a clear block with your complete kit!

Here is the August card I made using just the kit contents –

libbystamps, stampin up, August Paper Pumpkin, Giftable Greetings

Very cute!! The ‘thanks’ was even printed in the kits along with the word “congrats’! Blank ovals were included too. The only thing I stamped was the flower petals on the orange flower!

August had 8 cards in 2 designs, stamp set, ink spot, stickers,tags, ribbon, coordinating envelopes, a printed box for cards, adhesive dots……so much stuff!

Interested in subscribing? You can do than here. It’s the direct link to sign up with Paper Pumpkin through me. Be sure to enter the code HALFOFF0917.

Once you’ve subscribed, you can purchase previous kits too! You can see what’s currently available here. Some are complete kits including stamps, others are just the refill with no stamps.

I’d appreciate it if you sign up!

Happy Stampin’
Libby

Our Create with Connie and Mary September Session is ready to purchase! I created an adorable 3-D item!! Please support me and the Design Team by purchasing any of our tutorial sessions. Previous month tutorials are still available.

Here is a sneak at the September projects –

 September features –
  • Pick a Pumpkin Bundle
  • Tags & Trimming Bundle
  • Spooky Cat Bundle
  • Festive Phrases Stamp Set
  • Colorful Seasons 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

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!

Check out CREATE WITH CONNIE AND MARY for more details!

Y T & W

What??? I thought you’d think that.

New color downline color challenge. Yellow. Turquoise. White.

I went with a card I created a couple of weeks ago at a friends class –

libbystamps, stampin up, Daisy Delight, Daisy Punch, Daisy Delight Bundle

Something really cute, quick and simple. We used the Daisy Delight bundle. I originally just bought the punch thinking I did not need the stamp set. I have since purchased the stamp set. Grumble.

Carole was the only other one to join us this week. We are all in Harvey prep mode here!

Carole C. stampin up

As always, she created a stunning card! This was the shaving cream background. Such a forgotten favorite technique. This look is quite popular these days. Almost looks like watercolor!

Carole C. stampin up

She always take the time to decorate the inside too!

Well, back to riding, Harvey, the storm out! Lots of new stamps and framelits to play with…..if I could just come unglued from the TV and all the sensationalism and panic they instill in the viewers…..it’s mesmerizing. In lieu of Harvey, we will be taking a week break from challenges not knowing the course of the storm. See you back in two weeks.

Happy Stampin’
Libby

I’m also part of the Create with Connie and Mary Design Team! You can purchase the August Session now, and previous one too!

Here is a sneak at the August projects –

AUGUST, we are featuring –

  • Coffee Cafe Bundle
  • Ribbon of Courage
  • Feathery Friends
  • You Move Me Bundle
  • Pieces & Patterns (I designed this one!!!!)

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!

We will have a bonus Holiday project too –

Check out CREATE WITH CONNIE AND MARY for more details

Create with Connie and Mary Saturday Blog Hop – Fun with Re-Inkers

Time for a little fun for Create with Connie and Mary and a blog hop! 

Our theme this week is a good one – Re-inker Fun!

The first thing that comes to mind is the shaving cream technique, then the baby wipe technique  – both create very interesting backgrounds.

I kept thinking about this idea…….and, I remembered taking re-inkers and dropping a dot of ink onto Shimmery White card stock and dragging a plastic scrapper or credit card along the paper to move the ink. And, that’s what I went with!

The colors I chose were from the brights : Real Red, Pumpkin Pie, Daffodil Delight, Old Olive and Tempting Turquoise. Simply because the re-inker box was conveniently open on my desk!  This is what my piece of Shimmery White card stock looked like before trimming it.

libbystamps, stampin up, dragged re-inker

For some reason, the Pumpkin Pie only went so far.

I trimmed that off as well as the initial drops where I started. I ended up with this –

libbystamps, stampin up, Re-Inker, CCMC, All Things Thanks, Coffee CafeI used double dimensionals to really give it the pop up. Behind the white inked and stamped panel and behind the black panel.

libbystamps, stampin up, Re-Inker, CCMC, All Things Thanks, Coffee CafePretty cool don’t you think?

We don’t know before the blog hop goes live what the others have created. I’m just as excited as you are to see what they did with re-inkers! Going forward, you will stop at Debbie Henderson. Back is Mary Brown. 

Simple Supplies –

  • Stamp Set – All Things Thanks, Coffee Cafe (hearts)
  • Card Stock – Whisper White, Shimmery White, Basic Black
  • Ink – Real Red, Pumpkin Pie, Daffodil Delight, Old Olive, Tempting Turquoise, Memento Black
Happy Stampin’
Libby

Just letting you know, I’m on the Create with Connie and Mary Design Team too! I create one of the monthly tutorials for them! The fabulous AUGUST session will be available on the 11th!

AUGUST, we are featuring –

  • Coffee Cafe Bundle
  • Ribbon of Courage
  • Feathery Friends
  • You Move Me Bundle
  • Pieces & Patterns (I designed this one!!!!)

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!

We will have a bonus Holiday project too –

Check out CREATE WITH CONNIE AND MARY for more details.

Create with Connie and Mary Saturday Blog Hop – Favorite New Stamp Set

Happy Saturday! I have recuperated from last Saturday’s big blog hop day and I’m back with just a single hop for Create with Connie and Mary today!

We’ve had the new Stampin’ Up catalog for a little over a month now and we all have found ourselves gravitating towards a few ‘favorite’ items. This is the theme this week, Favorite Stamp Set.

I’d have to say my favorites vary.

Some are visual favorites, stamps I loved, ordered, and have not touched. That’d be several sets……

Hostess sets that are not easily purchased, you have to earn them, and for me, that be Tranquil Tide.

But, one of the ones that seems to be consistently on my table, one of the stamps already mounted to a block, would have to be Lovely Inside & Out. I created yet another card with that set for this weeks hop –

libbystamps, stampin up, Lovely Inside & Out, Lovely Inside & Out Bundle, Lovely Words Thinlits, CCMC, blog hop

I created a stamped background using two shapes in Memento Black, Basic Grey and Smokey Slate. It was rather bold. I decided to run with it anyway adding a piece of Card Stock Vellum on top to tone things down a bit.

libbystamps, stampin up, Lovely Inside & Out, Lovely Inside & Out Bundle, Lovely Words Thinlits, CCMC, blog hop

Using the coordinating framelits, I cut the word ‘friend’ out and removed it from the oval border with a few snips.

This stamp set has terrific words too. I added them alongside the ‘friend’ for interest. It turned out wonderful! This would also make a great card for a guy. It’s not frilly at all!

So what’s your favorite stamp set from the new catalog and why? I’ll randomly select someone for some Happy Mail!!

See what the other Design Team members favorites are too! 

Supplies –

  • Stamp Set – Lovely Inside & Out
  • Framelits – Lovely Words
  • Bundles – Lovely Inside & Out
  • Card Stock – Real Red, Whisper White, Vellum
  • Ink – Memento Black, Basic Grey, Smokey Slate
  • Other – Basic Black Baker’s Twine
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

Pieces & Patterns Thank You

Happy Thursday! Got one last catalog challenge for Create with Connie and Mary today –

This is a fun one because there are a four ideas to choose from. I chose the lower right card.

libbystamps, stampin up, Pieces & Patterns, Pick a Pattern DSP, CCMC

I haven’t taken the time to play with this adorable stamp set and coordinating paper yet. And, it was some of my first items to purchase when the new catalog was available to us! I was afraid to use new stuff I guess!

libbystamps, stampin up, Pieces & Patterns, Pick a Pattern DSP, CCMC

This is a 4×4 card layered with the Designer Series Paper, Pick a Pattern. The sentiment is stamped from the coordination stamp set, Pieces & Patterns. The two sweet dinosaurs and plants are fussy cut from the pattern paper in the pack. It has some really cute images suitable for just this purpose!

It’s just an adorable set. Now that I’ve pulled it out, I will play around with it more!

The Design Team created some really terrific card for this challenge. Check them out on our blog. To participate in our challenge, head to our Facebook  page. You can submit a card there.

Supplies –

  • Stamp Set – Pieces & Patterns
  • Card Stock – Sahara Sand, Whisper White
  • Ink – Emerald Envy
  • DSP – Pick a Pattern
Happy Stampin’
Libby

The new JULY session will soon be here! But, for now, the JUNE Mini Session is still OPEN!

 We are featuring products from the 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