You

Yes. You.

I designed a card for You and Create with Connie and Mary and our newest Thursday challenge –

Of course, a wonderful layout!

And, another card using the butterfly from the Beautiful Day stamp set!

libbystamps, stampin up, Beautiful Day, Aqua Painter, Celebrate You Thinlits, Petal Pair Embossing Folder, CCMC

Isn’t this just lovely???

If you’ve been following my recent posts, you’ll know I’ve created two other cards using these colors! One is here and the other is here.

On my card for today, I embossed the butterfly using (retired) black embossing powder and colored the butterfly in a cool way.

Stampin’ Up pads are unique in that if you squish them while closed, ink will be left on the top of the case. By taking an Aqua Painter and dipping it in the ink, you’ll pick it up and you can color with it! I colored the butterfly in the same colors I had used previously, Tempting Turquoise, Lemon Lime Twist, Berry Burst & Fresh Fig.

It created a similar, stunning look – but with a watercolor effect. I layered that beauty on the free Sale-a-Bration Tutti-Frutti Card & Envelopes. I also added an embossed layer too. The YOU thinlits are also Sale-a-Bration item too! So much good stuff this year!!

Ok. Check out the other Design Team cards at Create with Connie and Mary. I’m sure we will inspire you! Then you can link up your card on our Facebook page.

Stampin’ Up Supplies –

  • Stamp Set – Beautiful Day
  • Framelits – Celebrate You
  • Card Stock – Whisper White, Basic Black, Tempting Turquoise
  • Ink – Versamark, Tempting Turquoise, Lemon Lime Twist, Berry Burst, Fresh Fig
  • Other – Tutti-Frutti Card & Envelopes, Petal Pair EF, Aqua Painter
Happy Stampin’
Libby
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Blogging friends Blog Hop – January – Baby, It’s Cold Outside

Welcome to the first post of the year!!!! Whoop! Whoop!

As you can see, our theme this month is Baby, It’s Cold Outside.

Huh……that could mean anything! So, I went with the obvious and when it’s cold outside, I want to warm up inside. What better way to do that than with coffee or hot chocolate!

libbystamps, stampin up, BFBH, Balloon Celebration, Coffee Cafe, Merry Cafe, Coffee Cup Framelits, Coffee Cafe Bundle, Tutti-frutti Cards & Envelopes

These are smaller cards meant to be left by the coffee maker as an invitation to join me for a warm beverage! I often do this – it lets others know they are loved!

I used some free (earned during Sale-a-Bration) Tutti-frutti Cards & Envelopes that I cut in half to make these smaller cards. The coffee mug on the left, I added a handle to the cup by using the framelit letter ‘C’. So easy! The other cup card is just a standard coffee cup framelit.

Sale-a-Bration starts January 3 and runs through March 31, 2018. For every $50 (USD) purchased, you will receive a free item of your choice from the Sale-a-Bration catalog! I’d love to send you a catalog – just ask! 

Going forward, you’ll head over to, Mary, going back, you head to Anna. Please take the time to leave a comment. I love hearing from you!

 

Stampin’ Up Supplies –

  • Stamp Set – Balloon Celebration, Coffee Cafe, Merry Cafe
  • Framelits – Coffee Cup
  • Bundles – Coffee Cafe
  • Card Stock – Crumb Cake, Whisper White, Soft Sky, So Saffron, Vellum
  • Ink – Crumb Cake, Early Espresso, Calypso Coral
  • Other – Tutti-frutti Cards & Envelopes
Happy Stampin’
Libby

Create with Connie and Mary subscriptions are on SALE!

Yes…you read that right…Connie and Mary are having an ‘end of year’ sale! We are having a sale on all our monthly Mini Editions for the past year AND as a special, we are also selling the tutorials for our BONUS projects for the past year.  Mini editions are 50% off the regular subscription price shown and BONUS projects are $2.95 (no discount).  Don’t miss out……we have never offered these outside of our subscriptions!

  • Our monthly mini sessions include the instructions for 14 projects with full step-by-step tutorials.
  • Each mini session includes 12 unique cards, featuring 3 stamp sets, and
  • Each mini session includes TWO 3D items perfect for your club or stamp camp
  • All designs and tutorials are EXCLUSIVELY for subscribers and will not be posted anywhere else online.
  • All 14 projects are available immediately so you have all projects (and tutorials) right there at your fingertips
  • Our FABULOUS design team members include Debbie Henderson, Libby Fens, and Melissa Davies!
  • We use Fastwagon for our processing, you should immediately receive a Digital Order email with a link to a downloadable Welcome letter with your passwords! Thank you!

NOTE:  Use Coupon Code ENDOFYEARduring checkout for the 50% off the regular $8.95 price!

New Stuff – Create with Connie and Mary Saturday Blog Hop

Winding down the 2017 year! And, taking some much-needed ‘me’ time to create for Create with Connie and Mary and our Saturday blog hop.

Our theme this week is, NEW STUFF! As a (hobby or business) demonstrator, one of the perks is being able to order products a little earlier than non-demonstrators. It is an awesome perk! And, really awesome when you have time to actually use them! This time of year gets a bit challenging! 

I used several things to create this ensemble –

libbystamps, stampin up, CCMC, Amazing You, Celebrate You Thinlits, Lots to Love Box Framelits, Petal Pair EF, Tutti-frutti Adhesive Backed Sequins, Whisper White Narrow Note Cards & Envelopes,

This is a card box, labeled Celebrate Amazing You, in the upper left corner and three coordinating cards to fit in the box.

The box is a new box from the Lots to Love Framelits. The note cards are new as well and smaller at just 2 1/2 x 4 1/2. The are made specifically to go inside the box! How cool is that?

The stamped images are from a Sale-a-Bration set Amazing You and this time we have coordinating framelits you can earn too, Celebrate You Thinlits! I am really excited about this years assortment of free products you can earn!

The last thing that I added to the set were the Berry Burst adhesive backed sequins from the new 2018 Spring Mini!

If you are interested in learning more about being a demonstrator or about Sale-a-Bration, please contact me! Starting in January, you can ear 2 extra FREE stamp sets with your new demonstrator starter kit. You earn a FREE product with any $50 purchase as well!

Enough about me, go check out our designers – onward to Debbie Henderson, and back to Mary Brown. I know you’ll be inspired!

Stampin’ Up Supplies

  • Stamp Set – Amazing You (Sale-a-Bration 2018 item)
  • Framelits – Lots to Love, Celebrate You (Sale-a-Bration 2018 item)
  • Card Stock – Lemon Lime Twist, Basic Black
  • Ink – Lemon Lime Twist, Basic Black
  • Other – Whisper White Narrow Note Cards & Envelopes, Petal pair EF, Tutti-frutti Adhesive Backed Sequins

 


Create with Connie and Mary subscriptions are on SALE!

Yes…you read that right…Connie and Mary are having an ‘end of year’ sale! We are having a sale on all our monthly Mini Editions for the past year AND as a special, we are also selling the tutorials for our BONUS projects for the past year.  Mini editions are 50% off the regular subscription price shown and BONUS projects are $2.95 (no discount).  Don’t miss out……we have never offered these outside of our subscriptions!

  • Our monthly mini sessions include the instructions for 14 projects with full step-by-step tutorials.
  • Each mini session includes 12 unique cards, featuring 3 stamp sets, and
  • Each mini session includes TWO 3D items perfect for your club or stamp camp
  • All designs and tutorials are EXCLUSIVELY for subscribers and will not be posted anywhere else online.
  • All 14 projects are available immediately so you have all projects (and tutorials) right there at your fingertips
  • Our FABULOUS design team members include Debbie Henderson, Libby Fens, and Melissa Davies!
  • We use Fastwagon for our processing, you should immediately receive a Digital Order email with a link to a downloadable Welcome letter with your passwords! Thank you!

NOTE:  Use Coupon Code ENDOFYEARduring checkout for the 50% off the regular $8.95 price!

Heartfelt Thoughts

Hello my stampin’ friends! Time to share another card inspiration for Create with Connie and Mary! This week – a color challenge!

Such wonderful, soft colors full of feeling!

I decided to try out a new Sale-a-Bration stamp, Heartfelt Blooms. It was just the perfect stamp for these colors that evoked a mood –

libbystamps, stampin up, Heartfelt Blooms, Softly Falling EF, CCMC, Sale-a-bration 2018

Isn’t this pretty? This is a very unique stamp in which it looks like a picture when you stamp it. I can not wait to play with it some more! I think it will be very popular this January!

The Design Team members at  Create with Connie and Mary designed some beautiful cards that you should definitely check out. I hope we inspire you to create a card and join us! You can do that on our Facebook page.

Stampin’ Up Supplies –

  • Stamp Set – Heartfelt Blooms (Sale-a-Bration 20180
  • Card Stock – Sahara Sand, Fresh Fig, Soft Sky, Very Vanilla
  • Ink – Fresh Fig
  • Other – Softly Falling EF
Happy Stampin’
Libby

Did you see our Christmas Card tutorial at Create with Connie and Mary? It’s our November Session. Tutorials make creating a snap! Try us out!

Here is a snippet at the November projects –

These are the sets used –

  • Christmas Quilt Bundle
  • Hearts Come Home Bundle
  • Christmas Sweaters Stamp Set
  • Santa’s Suit Bundle
  • Smitten Mitten Bundle

The 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!

Comforting Cozy Quilt

Happy Thursday my friends! I’d like to share Create with Connie and Mary newest challenge –

Wonderful colors!

I’ve made lots Christmas cards lately, so I changed it today –

libbystamps, stampin up, Work of Art, Christmas Quilt, Quilt Top Embossing Folder, CCMC

The holiday season can be rough for some people. This is a perfect card for someone who’s having a bit of trouble during the holidays – don’t over look them.

I started with the Work of Art stamp set, (remember that one???) and stamped the lines in So Saffron. I paired the quilt lines with the ‘star’ shapes from the Christmas Quilt stamp set. Old and new!

The finishing touch was embossing the piece with the Quilt Top, also from the Holiday Mini.

The other Design Team members at Create with Connie and Mary created some wonderful cards using these colors. Check them out! If we inspired you, create a card and upload to our Facebook page! We’d love to see you there!

Stampin’ Up Supplies –

  • Stamp Set – Work of Art, Christmas Quilt
  • Card Stock – So Saffron, Tranquil Tide
  • Ink – So Saffron, Tranquil Tide, Calypso Coral
  • Other – Quilt Top Embossing Folder
Happy Stampin’
Libby

Need more Christmas inspiration? How about checking out the Create with Connie and Mary November Session. These tutorials make planning your holiday cards a snap! You should try them out!

Here is a sneak at the November projects –

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!

 

Create with Connie and Mary Saturday Blog Hop – Fun Edge Cards

Happy last day of September! I know, I’m thinking the same thing, where did this month go?? Let’s play it up with a card for Create with Connie and Mary and a blog hop too!

Our theme this month is Fun Edge Cards. You’re going to love this! It’s time to get creative with our edges!

I love these themes that make us think. I thought about this one for a while. I have several punches to create nice decorative edges, but I wanted something bold. I think this fits the bill –

libbystamps, stampin up, Eastern Beauty, Seasonal Layers Thinlits, Painted Autumn DSP, CCMC

Can you guess what this edge is from? Of course – it’s the Seasonal Layers Thinlits. Again. Well, they’re conveniently right on my desk…..

libbystamps, stampin up, Eastern Beauty, Seasonal Layers Thinlits, Painted Autumn DSP, CCMC

It made for a wonderful ‘edged’ card! The flower was quickly cut from the Designer Series Paper to make quick work of this card. I added the stamping from the Eastern Beauty stamp set. The stamp set has soo many interesting shapes to get creative with.

Like my design? Just wait until you see the other Design Team members cards!!

Going forward, you’ll see the talented Debbie Henderson. Needing to take a step back, you’ll see Mary Brown.  

Supplies –

  • Stamp Set – Eastern Beauty
  • Framelits – Seasonal Layers
  • Card Stock – Crumb Cake,
  • Ink – Early Espresso
  • DSP – Painted Autumn
Happy Stampin’
Libby

Hard to believe it’s time for a new Create with Connie and Mary tutorial. The October Session will be open soon!! New inspiration. New stamps sets. New projects.

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!

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!