Blogging Friends Blog Hop – November – Fall/Thanksgiving

Happy November 1st and a happy Blogging Friends Blog Hop morning! I’ve missed the past couple of months! Glad to be back!

Busy day for me. This is the first of three posts today. Around 7:00 am, another blog hop and a regular post.

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Our theme this month is Fall/Thanksgiving !

This is very fitting as it’s taken me awhile to get back into the swing of things with all that has happened. I am grateful to be back!

Every year at my Card Buffets, one of the choices has been some sort of Gratitude Journal. This year will be no different. I created a simple, elegant one using the October Paper Pumpkin from Stampin’ Up –

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These were the little pillow boxes included in the kit. I left them seamed on one side and trimmed them down on the other sides. I added paper to the inside stamped with leaves from the set. Simple. Elegant. Easy.

Here is what the kit looked like –

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Paper Pumpkin is a monthly subscription that arrives at you door completely ready to create with! Subscribe here.

Before heading over to talented, Mary, please leave me a comment. I love hearing from you!

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Happy Stampin’
Libby

Did you catch our October Create with Connie and Mary tutorial? The October Session can be purchased now! And, before we know it, the November Session will be out! Wow. Time flies.

Here is a sneak at the projects –

October 2017 Collage

October features –

  •  Seasonal Lantern Bundle
  •  Tag & Trimmings Bundle
  •  Smitten Mitten Bundle
  •  Sugarplum Dreams Stamp Set
  •  Christmas Happiness

Our mini sessions include the instructions for 14 projects with full step-by-step tutorials :

  • Each mini session includes TWELVE unique cards featuring at least 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!

 

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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 –

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Such pretty Designers Series Paper to show off here!

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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!

Simply, Give Thanks

Starting to get that fall feeling in my card designs! Today, I have designed one for Create with Connie and Mary!

We have a new color challenge with colors perfect for a fall card!

Wouldn’t you agree? I created this using some new Designer Series Paper –

libbystamps, stampin up, Labels to Love, Painted Autumn DSP, Everyday Label Punch, Leaf Punch, Starburst Punch, CCMC

Minimal stamping too! Although, I did fussy cut the pumpkin!

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It’s a simply fun design – kind of free in the placement of the leaves and the pumpkin!

Check out how the other designers used these colors here. After we inspire you to create a card, link it up on our Facebook page.

Supplies –

  • Stamp Set – Labels to Love
  • Card Stock – Very Vanilla, Soft Sky, Peekaboo Peach, Tangerine Tango
  • Ink – Soft Suede
  • DSP – Painted Autumn
  • Punches -Everyday Label, Leaf, Starburst
Happy Stampin’
Libby

Our Create with Connie and Mary September Session is ready to purchase! 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!

I am Thankful for You

I am thankful that you stopped by today! I have a card I designed for Try Stampin’ on Tuesday. Here is our new sketch for the week –

Theme : Fall Fun

I went to play with the Quilt Builder Framelits again! This time, I combined them with the Painted Autumn Designer Series Paper (DSP). They worked so well together –

libbystamps, stampin up, Painted Harvest, Quilt Builder Framelits, Painted Autumn  DSP, TSOT

Isn’t this just so pretty?? I love this!

libbystamps, stampin up, Painted Harvest, Quilt Builder Framelits, Painted Autumn  DSP, TSOT

This trio of pumpkins was cut from one of the sheets of DSP. Actually, the reverse side is this little square pattern! They combined beautifully.

I did flip my design from the sketch because it just worked better with the pumpkins. Sometimes you just have to do that in these layouts.

So. What will you create using our sketch? See what the other Design Team members created on our blog, Try Stampin on Tuesday. Want to link up a card? You can do that on our blog or on our Facebook site as well.

Supplies –

  • Stamp Set – Painted Harvest
  • Framelits – Quilt Builder
  • Card Stock – Soft Sky,Early Espresso, Cajun Craze, Tangerine Tango
  • Ink – Early Espresso
  • DSP – Painted Autumn
  • Other – Pool Party Baker’s Twine
Happy Stampin’
Libby

Our Create with Connie and Mary September Session is ready to purchase! 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 featured sets –
  • 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!

Create with Connie and Mary Saturday Blog Hop – Holiday Catalog

Have we got a fun hop of cards today for our Create with Connie and Mary blog hop!

Our theme is the new Holiday Catalog.

Where do I begin??? This year it’s just FABULOUS!!

A favorite of mine is the Pizza Boxes. They are coated to be food safe, but hold cards equally as well. So that was my starting point for these –

libbystamps, stampin up, Painted Harvest, Merry Cafe, Mini Pizza Boxes, Whisper White 3x3 Envelopes, Everyday Label Punch, CCMC

The Painted Harvest is next on my favorites so far which I combined with the Merry Cafe to create 4 3×3 little cards. Another new thing is 3×3 mini envelopes! (They are under the cards in the picture.)

libbystamps, stampin up, Painted Harvest, Merry Cafe, Mini Pizza Boxes, Whisper White 3x3 Envelopes, Everyday Label Punch, CCMCI used the flower center and a partial leaf to create the little pumpkin here.

libbystamps, stampin up, Painted Harvest, Merry Cafe, Mini Pizza Boxes, Whisper White 3x3 Envelopes, Everyday Label Punch, CCMC

Here, I created the pooling water look with the fern stamp and three inks, Black Memento, Basic Grey and Smokey Slate.

libbystamps, stampin up, Painted Harvest, Merry Cafe, Mini Pizza Boxes, Whisper White 3x3 Envelopes, Everyday Label Punch, CCMC

Thinking out of the box here by using the two acorns pieces, opposite, I created the holiday glasses.

libbystamps, stampin up, Painted Harvest, Merry Cafe, Mini Pizza Boxes, Whisper White 3x3 Envelopes, Everyday Label Punch, CCMCThe wreath here is pretty straight forward. It’s the flower without the stamped centers.

Did you notice the ‘ticket corner’ looking punched corners on all the cards? I used the new Everyday Label Punch to create them. Just insert them from the top of the punch using the edge as a guideline.

We all have our favorites and products we gravitate too. See what the other Design Team members created –


 

Supplies –

  • Stamp Set – Painted Harvest, Merry Cafe
  • Card Stock – Whisper White, Cajun Craze, Pumpkin Pie, Soft Sky, Cherry Cobbler
  • Ink – Cajun Craze, Always Artichoke, Black Memento, Basic Grey and Smokey Slate, Night of Navy, Island Indigo, Cherry Cobbler, Garden Green
  • Punches Everyday Label
  • Other – Mini Pizza Boxes, Whisper White 3×3 Envelopes
Happy Stampin’
Libby

Our Create with Connie and Mary September Session is almost ready to be released! And, I must say, I created an adorable 3-D item!! Please support me and the Design Team by purchasing any of our tutorial sessions. September will be available on the 11th, the others 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!

Happy Giving Thanks Day

That’s right, Happy Giving Thanks Day! Conveneintly, it’s a Create with Connie and Mary challenge Day too!

This week we have a color challenge –

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A very pretty selection of colors to create with!

I went with a Thanksgiving card using these colors –

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Cherry Cobbler, Gold and Crumb Cake.

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Something simple an elegant!

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I used  a masking technique to stamp the words for the background. In testing out ideas for this creation, I guess I got Cherry Cobbler ink on my ‘day’ stamp……still looks good!

Off to celebrate with family Giving lots of Thanks for family. My mother-in-law from Holland was able to join us! So grateful for that.

Please check out what the other designers have created at Create with Connie and Mary. Try to take some time for yourself to be creative this week and join us in our challenge.

Supplies –

  • Stamp Set – Layered Letters Alphabet, Number of Years
  • Card Stock – Cherry Cobbler, Crumb Cake, Very Vanilla
  • DSP – Fabulous Foil Designer Acetate
  • Ink – Cherry Cobbler, Crumb Cake
  • Other – Gold 5/8 Satin Ribbon
Happy Stampin’
Libby

Wacky Watercooler October Blog Hop

Finally made time to join this wonderful blog hop again, the Wacky Watercooler!

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Our theme is fall, of course!

I created a nice little array of items.

The first is a simple, elegant card –

libbystamps, stampin up, Suite Seasons, Fabulous Foil Designer Acetate, Gold Foil, Thanksgiving card

Love these colors together! Very elegant and classy!

The third is a wonderful interactive card –

libbystamps, stampin up, slider card, Kraft Rope Trim, Layering Ovals Framelits, Halloween Night Specialty DSP, Cookie Cutter Builder Punch, Cookie Cutter Halloween

Pull up on the viewable area to see this –

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…and did you see that the adorable main focal image moved up to?

Lastly, I always make some sort of Gratitude Journal for myself and as a Card Buffet item around this time. Here is the one for this year –

libbystamps, stampin up, Seasonal Frame Thinlits, Copper Foil, Kraft Tag A Bag Gift Bags, Vintage Leaves, Leaflets Framelits, Season Frame Thinlits

Inside it has 10 sheets of paper to notate what you are ‘grateful’ for. This is one of our Tag A Bag Gift Bags folded over and decorated.

I would love to read what you think about my Blog Hop projects before moving on to the next blog! And, if you attend my Card Buffet this weekend, you may or may not see these projects again, just sayin’!

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In case you needed to see the previous one, Christine, again.

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To continue on to Heidi’s blog.

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In case you need to see who you missed!

Thanks for joining us this month! Card supplies listed below.

Happy Stampin’
Libby

Give Thanks

  • Suite Seasons stamp set
  • Very Vanilla, Island Indigo card stocks
  • Fabulous Foil Designer Acetate
  • Gold Foil
  • Island Indigo Ink
  • Tear & Tape Adhesive
Slider Thankful Card
  • Cookie Cutter Halloween stamp set, Acorny Thank You
  • Cookie Cutter Builder Punch, 1 1/4″ Circle Punch
  • Halloween Night Specialty DSP
  • Layering Ovals Framelits
  • Kraft Rope Trim
  • Stampin’ Write Markers
  • Chocolate Chip, Very Vanilla, Shimmer White card stocks
  • StazOn  Black Ink, Early Espresso Ink
Grateful Journal
  • Vintage Leaves stamp set
  • Leaflets Framelits, Season Frame Thinlits (currently on Clearance Rack!!)
  • Kraft Tag A Bag Gift Bags
  • Copper Foil Sheets
  • Seasonal Frame Thinlits
  • Cajun Craze, Garden Green, Crushed Curry card stocks
  • Layering Ovals Framelits
  • Cajun Craze and Garden Green Inks