Silver Elite and Team Meeting SWAPS

Good news! Good news!

I was promoted to Silver Elite during the most recent Sale-a-Bration! Yay! So excited!!!! Thank you to Joan and Karen for joining my team! Welcome!

At our team meeting last night, my upline, Pearl Robb, surprised me with a sweet little, unexpected, gift! I just had to take a picture because, she too was promoted too!

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We also did a few make’n takes and created cards to swap!

Here are the swaps from everyone.

I’ll start with mine of course! I also had it on my Card Buffet this weekend. It’s a really cute graduation card –

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It’s standard card size too!

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I got the idea from Debbie Henderson. She has a great tutorial for this shorter version. Check her out!

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Pearl’s card.

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Joan’s card.

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Cheryl’s card.

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Cari’s card.

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Shirley’s Card.

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Gail’s card.

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Nancy’s card.

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Diana’s card.

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Sally’s card.

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Susan’s card.

All the cards were awesome this month! Happy to have these samples!

We had a wonderful time chatting and catching up on things! I wished were all able to meet more often!

Happy Stampin’
Libby

The Create with Connie and Mary April Mini Session is open!  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.
  • 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.
  • The FABULOUS design team designs the projects – Connie Babbert, Mary Brown, 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)
  • And, if you are a Demo….this is a tax deduction for your Stampin’ Up! business? But…you don’t need to be a demo to enjoy this mini-subscriptions!

So…NOW is a great to subscribe to have all these wonderful ideas right at your fingertips! Head over to Create with Connie and Mary and subscribe today!

Create with Connie and Mary Saturday Blog Hop – Oh the Places We Will Go

Happy Saturday before Easter! We are still having our Create with Connie and Mary blog hop! Thanks for joining us this weekend!

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Our theme this is Oh the Places you Will Go or Travel.

I combined the two and created this –

libbystamps, stampin up, Lift Me Up, Up & Away Thinlits, Lift Me Up Bundle, Serene Scenery DSP Stack, CCMCLooks like a nice ‘travel’ card. Great to stash in the suitcase and mail when you away!

libbystamps, stampin up, Lift Me Up, Up & Away Thinlits, Lift Me Up Bundle, Serene Scenery DSP Stack, CCMCI used the card stock velum behind the balloon for a nice sheer look. And, for the clouds too! Glad these framelits are sticking around for a while!

I know the other design team members created some really awesome cards with our theme – enjoy!

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Supplies –

  • Stamp Set – Lift Me Up
  • Framelits – Up & Away
  • Bundles – Lift Me
  • Card Stock – So Saffron, Whisper White
  • Ink – Marina Mist
  • DSP Serene Scenery
  • Other – Card Stock Vellum
The Create with Connie and Mary April Mini Session is open!  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.
  • 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.
  • The FABULOUS design team designs the projects – Connie Babbert, Mary Brown, 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)
  • And, if you are a Demo….this is a tax deduction for your Stampin’ Up! business? But…you don’t need to be a demo to enjoy this mini-subscriptions!

So…NOW is a great to subscribe to have all these wonderful ideas right at your fingertips! Head over to Create with Connie and Mary and subscribe today!

Happy Stampin’
Libby

Watercooler Wednesday #114

Middle of the week. You know what that means. Time for a Watercooler Wednesday challenge!

Penny is our host. She chose some wonderful colors –

I stared at them for a while. I just pulled out my inks and a stamp set. I went with a favorite that will be retiring –

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I created a simple ‘Thanks’ card. Really, is there any other type of card for me to create? 

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My flowers were all randomly stamped. Followed by the nicely inked up centers! I like the contrast of the Calypso Coral words. And, of the course the addition of the bow. These have become my favorites!

I hope to have inspired you to join up with our challenge this week! You can see the other design team cards on our blog, Watercooler Wednesday!

Supplies –

  • Stamp Set – Perfectly Wrapped
  • Card Stock – Pool Party, Island Indigo, Whisper White
  • Ink – Calypso Coral, Pool Party, Island Indigo
  • Other – Calypso Coral Thick Baker’s Twine
Happy Stampin’
Libby

Ghirardelli Tiny Bunny Treat Holder Tutorial

One of yesterdays posts, I showed this little cutie –

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Sweet, huh?

I like to create my own patterns because of the challenge. I love that challenge of figuring something out! I bought the candy and designed the holder around it!

Today, I’ll give you a pictorial tutorial how I created it.

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Start with a piece of card stock measuring 2 1/2 x 5. (Yes, a blue paper pattern resting on a well used Stampin’ pierce mat!)

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Score on the short side 1/2, 2. Rotate and score along the long side at 2, 3 1/4, 3 3/4.

Note : I also scored at 2″ to the 1/2 score mark so I’d know where to cut away. In my pictures it’s already removed.

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I made little notches where the creases intersect.

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My grass was already cut. I adhered it to the portion of the box using Tombow Liquid Glue, facing out. You can use your favorite strong adhesive though.

At this point, create a basic box. Glueing grass flaps to the back. They do fold easily!

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I decorated them after they were finished.

Please let me know what think if you recreate this little holder. I’d love to hear from you!

Supplies –

  • Stamp Set – none, can you believe it?
  • Framelits – Basket Builder
  • Card Stock – Peekaboo Peach, Pink Pirouette, Wisteria Wonder, So Saffron, Pool Party, Cucumber Crush
  • Other – Silver Glimmer Paper, Tombow Liquid Glue
Happy Stampin’
Libby

The Create with Connie and Mary April Mini Session will soon be open!  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.
  • 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.
  • The FABULOUS design team designs the projects – Connie Babbert, Mary Brown, 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)
  • And, if you are a Demo….this is a tax deduction for your Stampin’ Up! business? But…you don’t need to be a demo to enjoy this mini-subscriptions!

So…NOW is a great to subscribe to have all these wonderful ideas right at your fingertips! Head over to Create with Connie and Mary and subscribe today!

Watercooler Wednesday #112, Anything Goes

Happy Wednesday!

Having a creative morning so far? Well, Watercooler Wednesday has a new challenge that might spark your creativity!

As you can see, we have an ‘Anything Goes’ challenge! Which means, whatever you’re working on right now – you can enter it in our challenge! How fun is that?

I created something specifically for the challenge here –

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As Sale-a-bration is winding down, a few more ink ups on this wonderful Avant Garden stamp set, and this lovely, versatile Carried Away Designer Series paper, DSP.

My flowers I inked up once and stamped three times to get this lovely look. And, yes, I hand cut them out.

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Greeting is stamped full strength. I tied everything up with the Basic Black Baker’s Twine. This time on the right side to be a little different. Very serene, but elegant.

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Someone decided I wasn’t paying enough attention to them! She decided to join the photoshoot! Who doesn’t just love kitty paws!?!?!?!? And, look at that tail – so precarious!

Comments are always welcomed!

Please see what our other Design Team members created. Participate in our challenge – this is an easy one to join in on!

Supplies –

  • Stamp Set – Avant Garden
  • Framelits – Stitched Shapes Framelits
  • Card Stock – Whisper White
  • Ink – Tuxedo Black Memento
  • DSP – Carried Away
  • Other – Basic Black Baker’s Twine
Happy Stampin’
Libby

CCMC Saturday Blog Hop – Alphabet Cards

Happy Saturday! Time to hop around with these wonderful designers at Create with Connie and Mary!

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Our theme this week is Alphabet Cards. This is a good one!

Perfect for these Large Letters Framelits!

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Who doesn’t need a simple HELLO card in nice trendy colors?

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I double cut each letter and adhered them a little ‘off’ to create a shadow effect. I also used Dimensionals to give an additional look of depth. Simple. Pretty. Lovely!

Supplies –

  • Stamp Set – none, cane you believe it?
  • Framelits – Large Letters Framelits
  • Card Stock – Pool Party, Pink Pirouette, Basic Black
  • Other – Basic Black Baker’s Twine

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The Create with Connie and Mary March Mini Session is now open!  Our mini sessions includes the instructions for 14 projects with full step-by-step tutorials:

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  • Each mini session includes TWELVE unique cards featuring three stamp sets.
  • 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.
  • The FABULOUS design team designs the projects – Connie Babbert, Mary Brown, 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)
  • And, if you are a Demos….this is a tax deduction for your Stampin’ Up! business? But…you don’t need to be a demo to enjoy this mini-subscriptions!

So…NOW is a great to subscribe to have all these wonderful ideas right at your fingertips! Head over to Create with Connie and Mary and subscribe today!

Happy Stampin’
Libby

CCMC Saturday Blog Hop – Going Green

Time for a Saturday blog hop for Create with Connie and Mary!

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Our theme this week is Going Green. That could mean several things. A green card, St. Patrick’s Day, recycling, to name a few.

I decided to go with a green card featuring ‘shamrocks’ just for you –

libbystamps, stampin up, Create with Connie and Mary, Fresh Fruit, Watercolor Words, Lots of Labels FramelitsA simply sweet card! Great for lots of occasions to let someone know you’re thinking of them.

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I stamped flowers from the Fresh Fruit stamp and cut the fifth petal up the center to create the stem. On each one, I used a different petal to create the stem. The result? A more natural shamrock look. Kinda cool, huh?

These nifty, thinking outside the box sort of things can be found in our tutorials through Create with Connie and Mary. Check the other great designers and see what they have to share with you today and take the time to leave us a comment!

Supplies –

  • Stamp Set – Fresh Fruit, Watercolor Words
  • Framelits –  Lots of Labels Framelits,
  • Card Stock – Whisper White
  • Ink – Emerald Envy
  • DSP – 2016-2018 Envelope Liner Paper
  • Other – Whisper White Thick Baker’s Twine

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The Create with Connie and Mary March Mini Session is now open!  Our mini sessions includes the instructions for 14 projects with full step-by-step tutorials:

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  • Each mini session includes TWELVE unique cards featuring three stamp sets.
  • 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.
  • The FABULOUS design team designs the projects – Connie Babbert, Mary Brown, 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)
  • And, if you are a Demos….this is a tax deduction for your Stampin’ Up! business? But…you don’t need to be a demo to enjoy this mini-subscriptions!

So…NOW is a great to subscribe to have all these wonderful ideas right at your fingertips! Head over to Create with Connie and Mary and subscribe today!

Happy Stampin’
Libby