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!

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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!

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!

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