Friday Shares

Happy Friday! Slowly getting back into the grove of things!

Back to the color challenge with my downline. Although, sadly, one of them was severely affected by Hurricane Harvey. Her house took on water. So, she is in the process of all the salvaging what can be salvaged, soon to remodel and all that goes on with the process. And, yes, she lost lots of her stamp and craft items.

Our colors this week were chosen by Carole. Old Olive, Melon Mambo and Very Vanilla. Color Challenge 7.

This is what Carole created –

Carole C. stampin up

…and, the nicely decorated inside!

Carole C. stampin up

I created my card and totally forgot to go with Very Vanilla!

libbystamps, stampin up, Colorful Season, Seasonal Layers Thinlits

I was playing with these framelits again. I recently got them, although, I think they are old news since the Holiday Mini came out! I can se why they are all the rage – can’t wait to use them for fall cards!!!

I updated my Retired Items for Sale page, finally!!!! You can read why there. Please shop for the cause. Thanks in advance!

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!

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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!

Purple Color Craze

Happy Friday!

If you’re a regular, you know on Fridays I host an optional challenge for my downline.

(Downline : I am a Stampin’ Up stamps demonstrator, downlines are too. They have signed up under me as hobbyist or as a person who might make extra income. If you are interested in this, please contact me.) 

We are up to Challenge 5!! Yes, I still need to create those nifty blocks with the color squares in them! Our colors this week were purple, grey and vanilla.

I played with something new –

libbystamps, stampin up, Grown With Love Bundle, Grown with Love, Garden Grown Framelits

Such a sweet stamp set and framelits!

libbystamps, stampin up, Grown With Love Bundle, Grown with Love, Garden Grown Framelits

I miss spending time outside. But, with temperatures at 100, with 100% humidity – it’s nearly impossible. So, I’ll create cards of flowers instead of cultivating them in the garden!

Enough about me! A couple participated in the color challenge this week. Here is Joan’s adorable card –

Stampin' Up, Joan W, Foxy Friends, Better Together, Hearth and Home, Bloomin Heart, Brick Wall EF

It’s actually a remembrance of her tuxedo cat that passed 13 years ago! Sweet idea to peek from the window.

I really like the fresh Fig and Rich Razzleberry flowers in the window box. Looks great against the brick wall.

Carole created a wonderful money holder –

Stampin' Up, Carole C, Sunshine Wishes, Swirly Scribble Thinlits, Happy birthday circle die, Wink of Stella

Start to open the tri-fold –

Stampin' Up, Carole C, Sunshine Wishes, Swirly Scribble Thinlits, Happy birthday circle die, Wink of Stella

First flap……

Stampin' Up, Carole C, Sunshine Wishes, Swirly Scribble Thinlits, Happy birthday circle die, Wink of Stella

Second flap where the goods are placed! Love the Fresh Fig with the Smoky Slate! Great combination for this project!

Some great cards this week!

Happy Stampin’
Libby

Did you know that I am also part of the Create with Connie and Mary Design Team? I am! Our most recent August Session is now available for purchase. Here is a peek of the 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.

Coffee & a Cupcake

Got time for a cup of coffee and a cupcake for Create with Connie and Mary?

We have a new sketch starting today and I bet you have time for this kind of coffee and cupcake –

libbystamps, stampin up, CCMC, Coffee Cafe, Oh So Eclectic, Coffee Cafe Bundle, Coffee Cups Framelits, Coffee Break DSP

In card form!

Calorie free my friend, calorie free.

libbystamps, stampin up, CCMC, Coffee Cafe, Oh So Eclectic, Coffee Cafe Bundle, Coffee Cups Framelits, Coffee Break DSP

I used the Coffee Cafe bundle again. You can’t go wrong with this set at all. The background squares were just cut out, nothing fancy.

All of us on the Create with Connie and Mary Design Team had a different take on the sketch. Check out the other cards and play along on our Facebook page.

Supplies –

  • Stamp Set – Coffee Cafe, Oh So Eclectic
  • Framelits – Coffee Cups
  • Bundles – Coffee Cafe
  • Card Stock – Crumb Cake, Whisper White, Soft Sky, Chocolate Chip
  • Ink – Crumb Cake, Soft Sky, Early Espresso
  • DSP – Coffee Break
Happy Stampin’
Libby

Just letting you know, I’m on the Create with Connie and Mary Design Team as well and the new JULY session is now available!  I create part of the tutorial for them!

This month, we are featuring –

  • Crafting Forever
  • Pocketful of Sunshine Bundle
  • Delightful Daisy Bundle
  • Wood Words Bundle
  • Happy Birthday Gorgeous Bundle (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!

CREATE WITH CONNIE AND MARY

Black, White and Another Color

I’ve got something a little different today!

I decided to create a color challenge for my downline to participate in. Our first one!!!!

I asked them to create with the colors – Basic Black, Whisper White and any color of choice. I ran out of time to create a nifty little icon….Card Buffet this weekend. Lots of work ahead of me. 

 I went with he additional color of Wisteria Wonder –

libbystamps, stampin up, Tranquil Tulips, Eastern Beauty

A stunning, serene card!

libbystamps, stampin up, Tranquil Tulips, Eastern Beauty

I softened it up by making the sentiment, ‘a note for you’. If not it has a very deep, dark feel. But SO gorgeous!

Carole was the only one who was able to participate. Here is her beautiful card –

Carole C. stampin up

She was the one who inspired me to use flowers!

See you for the second challenge – stay tuned!

Happy Stampin’
Libby

Just letting you know, I’m on the Create with Connie and Mary Design Team as well and the new JULY session is now available!  I create part of the tutorial for them!

This month, we are featuring –

  • Crafting Forever
  • Pocketful of Sunshine Bundle
  • Delightful Daisy Bundle
  • Wood Words Bundle
  • Happy Birthday Gorgeous Bundle (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!

CREATE WITH CONNIE AND MARY

 

Create with Connie and Mary Saturday Blog Hop – Shaped Cards

Happy funtastic creative Saturday!

You know it’s time for another round of creative ideas from Create with Connie and Mary!

Our theme this week is a Shaped Card (not rectangle or square).

I had to put my thinking cap on for this one. This is going to be a great hop!

I looked at some of the new framelits that we have. The Coffee Cups framelits looked like a winner for creating a ‘shaped card’.

libbystamps, stampin up, Coffee Cafe, 3/8 Crumb Cake Classic Weave Ribbon, Coffee Cafe Bundle, Coffee Cups  Framelits, gift card holder, CCMC

Adorbs, right!?!?!?!?!?! It’s connected by the lid and/or the top of the cup.

libbystamps, stampin up, Coffee Cafe, 3/8 Crumb Cake Classic Weave Ribbon, Coffee Cafe Bundle, Coffee Cups  Framelits, gift card holder, CCMC

I stamped two cups, one for the front, one for the inside. They are connected by the ‘plastic’ top that was folded.

The words were masked off and die cut to create the outside and inside sentiment bands.

I even created a cute little envelope for it –

libbystamps, stampin up, Coffee Cafe, 3/8 Crumb Cake Classic Weave Ribbon, Coffee Cafe Bundle, Coffee Cups  Framelits, gift card holder, CCMC

Totally closed. Remember, this is a small card.

libbystamps, stampin up, Coffee Cafe, 3/8 Crumb Cake Classic Weave Ribbon, Coffee Cafe Bundle, Coffee Cups  Framelits, gift card holder, CCMC

Untied and splayed open. The card shows nicely!

libbystamps, stampin up, Coffee Cafe, 3/8 Crumb Cake Classic Weave Ribbon, Coffee Cafe Bundle, Coffee Cups  Framelits, gift card holder, CCMC….and, SURPRISE! It holds a gift card too!

The envelope is actually one of Stampin’ Up’s envelopes from the Notecards & Envelope sets. I scored it. Removed the upper side flaps. Folded sides in. Punched 1/2 partial circle on the sides. Ran ribbon through. Done. . . . .in a nutshell anyway!  

You’ll be soo excited to see what the other Design Team members created with our Shaped themed cards blog hop this week!

Supplies –

  • Stamp Set – Coffee Cafe
  • Framelits – Coffee Cups
  • Bundles – Coffee Cafe
  • Card Stock – Powder Pink, Crumb Cake, Whisper White, Vellum
  • Ink – Powder Pink, Crumb, Chocolate Chip
  • Punches – 1/2 Circle
  • Other – 3/8 Crumb Cake Classic Weave Ribbon, Notecards & Envelopes
Happy Stampin’
Libby

Just letting you know, the new JULY session is now available!

This month, we are featuring –

  • Crafting Forever
  • Pocketful of Sunshine Bundle
  • Delightful Daisy Bundle
  • Wood Words Bundle
  • Happy Birthday Gorgeous Bundle (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!

 CREATE WITH CONNIE AND MARY