Hello Stylish Stems

I’m quite busy in planning cards for my March Card Buffet this upcoming weekend. Whew! Time flies!

Took some time out to design a card for Try Stamping on Tuesday. We have a cool sketch to follow this time around –

Challenge #313. Optional Theme : Beautiful Flowers

I had a card in mind just by looking at the sketch! Something fun and springlike –

libbystamps, stampin up, Any Occasion, Stylish Stems Framelits, Duet Banner Punch, Inside The Lines DSP, Sale-a-Bration 2017, SAB, Occasions 2017, TSOT#313

Isn’t this great? I love it because it’s a little different from what is all over the interweb.

Of course, this is a favorite color combo of mine……

Notice the lovely background DSP? It’s FREE. Yes, free! Spend $50 from Stampin Up and you can select this as your free item because it’s Sale-a-Bration.

libbystamps, stampin up, Any Occasion, Stylish Stems Framelits, Duet Banner Punch, Inside The Lines DSP, Sale-a-Bration 2017, SAB, Occasions 2017, TSOT#313

These die cut flowers really add some nice POP to this card! Both flower shapes come in the set.

Hard to tell in the picture, but I adhered just the round center to the black flower back. Either way, still a lovely card! I think it will be on the Card Buffet this weekend!

Comments are always appreciated.

Check out what the other design team members created and play along with us! We’re on Facebook too!

Happy Stampin’
Libby

Cool Treats Birthday

It’s been a few days since I’ve posted. I’m trying to recover from last week and being so sick.

Since it’s Tuesday, it’s time for a Try a Stampin’ on Tuesday challenge –

Challenge #311. Optional Theme : Checkerboard or Plaid

Pretty cool layout! Perfect for the Cool Treats Bundle –

libbystamps, stampin up, Designer Tee, Cool Treats, Frozen Treats Framelits, Tasty Treats DSP, 6x6 Glimmer Paper, TSOT#311, Sale-a-Bration 2017

Since we needed to use ‘checks’ – this paper was the way to go! It made for a really cute, sweet card!

libbystamps, stampin up, Designer Tee, Cool Treats, Frozen Treats Framelits, Tasty Treats DSP, 6x6 Glimmer Paper, TSOT#311, Sale-a-Bration 2017

I used some of the new glimmer DSP you can get for FREE during Sale-a-bration for the sparkly ice cream scoops!!! They look yummy, don’t they? The repeated stamped sentiment is also a Sale-a-bration item too!!!!

You can see the other design team creation on our blog or Facebook. Come check us out! And, PLAY along with us!!

Happy Stampin’
Libby

Stylish Wish Birthday

I have a fun and bright birthday wish today for try Stampin’ on Tuesday.

We have a new challenge –

Challenge #309. Optional Theme : I Wish…..

This is what I created –

libbystamps, stampin up, Better Together, Stylish Stems Framelits, Carried Away DSP, Sale-a-Bration 2017, sab, TSOT#309

Nice. Bold. Bright!

I combined three different product lines here : the 2016-2017 Idea Book and Catalog, the 2017 Occasions Mini and the 2017 Sale-a-bration catalog!

libbystamps, stampin up, Better Together, Stylish Stems Framelits, Carried Away DSP, Sale-a-Bration 2017, sab, TSOT#309

Altogether, they created a wonderfully bright fun card! These focal points are from the mini. I punched out circles and then die cut them.

libbystamps, stampin up, Better Together, Stylish Stems Framelits, Carried Away DSP, Sale-a-Bration 2017, sab, TSOT#309

This sentiment is from a great collection of several sentiments, Better Together. (When I decided what color to stamp it in, I debated between the Memento and Basic Grey, Looks like I should have gone with the Memento…oh well…)

In person this is a really fun card! What do you think? I’d love to read your comments!

And, you can see what our design team created on our blog or our Facebook page. You can also play long in either place too!

Happy Stampin’
Libby

Hugs Kisses

Tuesday finds me in a way more creative mood than Monday. I was SO itching to create something – anything. It just wasn’t happening. You ever have days like that?

Whew. I hope that feeling has passed……

We have a great – I mean super – layout from Try Stampin’ on Tuesday today –

Challenge #307. Theme: Hugs and Kisses

I just thought this was a great layout to create with!

I came up with this in no time –

libbystamps, stampin up, Labeler Alphabet, Sunshine Wishes Thinlits, Sending Love DSP, TSOT#307, Falling Petals EF

I love it! Fits the theme perfectly!

libbystamps, stampin up, Labeler Alphabet, Sunshine Wishes Thinlits, Sending Love DSP, TSOT#307, Falling Petals EF

This was one of those cards where I just kept adding elements until it was just right!

So what ya think? You like it? I’d love to read your thoughts!

Head over to Try Stampin’ on Tuesday, our blog, or Facebook page, and play along with our challenge!

Happy Stampin’
Libby

Language of Love Just for You

I’m feeling the love, how about you?

It’s Tuesday. Time for some inspiration for Try Stampin’ on Tuesday!

We have a cool layout this week –

Challenge #305. Optional Theme : My Favorite Things

This is a stretch, but relating one of my favorite things to stampin is about my hubs. He speaks many languages and when we were dating, he would always say ‘I love you’ in different languages to me. I always thought that very sweet! He still does it from time to time, but it was soo impressive – as I only spoke english at the time!!

Ok. So. Translate that into making a card. No problem –

libbystamps, Stampin Up, Watercolor Words, Sending Love DSP Stack, Happy Heart EF, TSOT#305

This DSP stack works PERFECT!!!!

libbystamps, Stampin Up, Watercolor Words, Sending Love DSP Stack, Happy Heart EF, TSOT#305

This is a really fun mix of the card base, Soft Sky, and the bold Real Red and Whisper White colors in the DSP!

libbystamps, Stampin Up, Watercolor Words, Sending Love DSP Stack, Happy Heart EF, TSOT#305

And, yes, I fussy cut the stamped sentiment!  It gave this a little more pizzaz!

So, what do you think? This card speaks volumes of love in any language, right? Please leave a comment – I love to read your comments!

And, play along with us at Try Stampin’ on Tuesday this week! You can join us on Facebook or our blog!

Happy Stampin’
Libby

Retro meets Hey Chick!

It’s Tuesday and time for a Try Stampin’ on Tuesday challenge!

We are starting off the year with this inspirational idea –

Challenge #304.  Optional Theme : Old and New

Well……I have tons of old stuff – check!

And……I have new stuff in from Stampin’ Up – check!

Combine the two, and this is what I created –
libbystamps, stampin up, Hey Chick, Layering Circles Framelits, Many Marvelous Markers, Love Letter DSP, TSOT#304, design team card

Pretty cute, huh?

libbystamps, stampin up, Hey Chick, Layering Circles Framelits, Many Marvelous Markers, Love Letter DSP, TSOT#304, design team card

I checked – or should that be I chicked – all the boxes in creating this card?? The chicken is from a new Sale-a-Bration stamp set and I used old, retired products, Love Letters DSP, and Riding Hood Red card base.

libbystamps, stampin up, Hey Chick, Layering Circles Framelits, Many Marvelous Markers, Love Letter DSP, TSOT#304, design team card

I even made a matching envelope liner (using up that DSP!) and a coordinating inside panel to write on! It’s so pretty! And, it will any any chicks day!

You should join our challenges over at Try Stampin’ on Tuesday! You can even join us on Facebook!

Happy Stampin’
Libby

Happy New year, 17

Happy Tuesday of New Years week.

And, time for a Try Stampin’ on Tuesday challenge!

This week challenge #303 is this –

Theme : Bling for New Years

After Christmas, I’m trying to get back into the spirit of stamping!

I did have a bit of trouble with this challenge. And, I always manage to create a great card nonetheless!

Here’s my take on the sketch –

libbystamps, stampin up, Making Spirits Bright, Large Number Framelits, Fabulous Foil Designer Acetate, Silver Glimmer Paper, TSOT#303

Pretty nice, huh?

I photographed it flat because it’s one of those nifty cards made with the acetate! See –

libbystamps, stampin up, Making Spirits Bright, Large Number Framelits, Fabulous Foil Designer Acetate, Silver Glimmer Paper, TSOT#303

Clearly, a great option for this layout!

libbystamps, stampin up, Making Spirits Bright, Large Number Framelits, Fabulous Foil Designer Acetate, Silver Glimmer Paper, TSOT#303

I love how the 17 is bold and definitely the focal point here.

So, as we prepare to say hello to another year, have a great remaining 2016!

Take some time out to see the other designers cards. We love to read comments. And, perhaps play along with us this week at Try Stampin’ on Tuesday!

Happy Stampin’
Libby