Stained Glass Style Thank You

Hello my stampin’ friends!

I have been playing around with the Beautiful Day stamp set again. This time, I designed a card for try Stampin’ on Tuesday and our newest challenge –

These are the best sketches! Clean. Simple.

I designed this card –

libbystamps, stampin up, TSOT, Beautiful Day, Petal Palette, Petal Pair Embossing Folder, Tutti-frutti Adhesive Backed Sequins, stained glass, butterfly

It is quite similar to the one I created on Saturday.

I used the same colors, because these are great colors, and the same butterfly only in vellum here. I stamped the butterfly and let it dry. I turned it over and used the Stampin’ Write markers to color the sections on the wings. Flipped over, it gives it a stained glass effect. So pretty!

And, you guessed it, I did fussy cut the butterfly out. Again. Tip if you cut it out, cut out the antennae first. Its way easier.

You should take a look-see at what the other Design Team members created. If we inspire you, then join us! Link up you creations either on Facebook or our blog, either works.

Stampin’ Up Supplies –

  • Stamp Set – Beautiful Day, Petal Palette
  • Card Stock – Lemon Lime Twist, Tempting Turquoise, Card Stock Vellum
  • Ink – Black Memento
  • Other – Stampin Write Markers in Tempting Turquoise, Lemon Lime Twist, Berry Burst & Fresh Fig, Petal Pair Embossing Folders
Happy Stampin’
Libby
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Warm Coffee Christmas Cheer

This month just started and I’m pretty busy – how about yourself?

These times I create for my Design Teams I cherish! We have a new challenge over at Try Stampin’ on Tuesday

Challenge #351 : Theme Winter Time

This is simply a fun sketch!

libbystamps, stampin up, Merry Cafe, Coffee Cup Framelits, Christmas Around the World DSP, Watercolor Christmas Project Kit, TSOT

This is one of my favorite stamp sets from the Holiday Mini catalog, Merry Cafe. It pairs perfectly with the Coffee Cup framelits from the regular catalog. It makes for a sweet, simple holiday card!

The other designers at Try Stampin’ on Tuesday created some really great cards too! Check them out! If you would like to join our challenge, you can on our blog, or on our Facebook site!

Stampin’ Up Supplies –

  • Stamp Set – Merry Cafe
  • Framelits – Coffee Cup
  • Card Stock – Very Vanilla, Real Red, Old Olive
  • Ink – Black Memento
  • DSP – Christmas Around the World
  • Other – Watercolor Christmas Project kit
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!

Watercolor Season of Cheer

Happy Tuesday my friends! I’ve got a fun card designed for Try Stampin on Tuesday to share with you.

This is our Design Team sketch to inspire you –

Challenge #349. Optional Theme : Silver Bells or Easel Card

Hmmm. I had to give this some thought….I do not have any bell stamps or framelits or punches…..but, I can do an easel card!

Here is the outside of the card. It’s a Christmas Card kit from the 2017 Holiday Mini, Watercolor Christmas Project Kit –

libbystamps, stampin up, Watercolor Christmas, Watercolor Christmas Project Kit, TSOT

The kit has some beautiful cards to finish.

As you open my card, you’ll notice just what I mean –

libbystamps, stampin up, Watercolor Christmas, Watercolor Christmas Project Kit, TSOT

And, finally, the big easel reveal –

libbystamps, stampin up, Watercolor Christmas, Watercolor Christmas Project Kit, TSOT

Isn’t this pretty?? I love how it turned out!

I used two of the cards from the kit. The card measures 4 1/2 x 4 1/2, square, when closed. What I cut off the card base, I used to adhere to the inside of the card below the gold strip (part of an envelope liner).

Simple. Cute. Quick.

The designers on the Try Stampin on Tuesday Design Team created some really stunning cards too! You can see them on our blog or on our Facebook page. You can also upload your take on our sketch to either the blog or the Facebook page. We’d love for you to join us!

Stampin’ Up Supplies –

  • Stamp Set – Watercolor Christmas
  • Ink – Black Memento
  • Other – Watercolor Christmas Project Kit
Happy Stampin’
Libby

Did you see the Create with Connie and Mary November Session!?!? These tutorials make planning your holiday classes 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!

Special Delivery Just for You

Welcome back my blogging friends! Time to share a card designed for Try Stampin on Tuesday.

Here is our new bi-weekly sketch –

Challenge #347. Theme : How Sweet it Is

I went with this –

libbystamps, stampin up, Birthday Delivery, Birthday Delivery Bundle, Birthday Memories, Birthday Memories DSP, Birthday Friends Framelits, TSOT

A really easy, sweet card. Perfect for any age and gender. Those are the best kind of cards! Those that check all those boxes!

Please join our challenge on our blog, Try Stampin on Tuesday, or on our Facebook page. We look forward to seeing you!

Stampin’ Up Supplies

  • Stamp Set – Birthday Delivery
  • Framelits – Birthday Friends
  • Bundles – Birthday Delivery
  • Card Stock – Crumb Cake, Whisper White,
  • Ink – Black Memento
  • DSP – Birthday Memories
  • Punches – Balloon Builder
  • Other – Whisper White Baker’s Twine
Happy Stampin’
Libby

Did you catch our October Create with Connie and Mary tutorial? Well, the November Session is almost ready to be released! But, the October session is still available!

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!

Here Kitty, Kitty

Welcome to another Try Stampin on Tuesday card challenge! Here is our bi-weekly sketch for the next two weeks –

Challenge #345. Optional Theme : Halloween

Let me tell you, I love this sketch! I am using it throughout the week for my cards as a starting point in design. Here is what I created for this challenge –

libbystamps, stampin up, Spooky Cat, Spooky Cat Bundle, Layering Circles Framelits, Spooky Night DSP, Washi Label Punch, Cat Punch, TSOTJust adorable I tell you. Adorable! I started with a base of Crumb Cake. That way, this card would be great for a male or female!

I wanted to use up some more of the Spooky Night Designer Series Paper (I’ve almost used up the entire 12 sheet pack!!) along with this darling Cat Punch! The layout had a circle in it – so that worked out really well!

The other Design Team members created some really stunning cards! Check out our Try Stampin on Tuesday blog or our Facebook page. Conveniently, you can upload your card in either place!

Stampin’ Up Supplies –

  • Stamp Set – Spooky Cat
  • Framelits – Layering Circles
  • Bundles – Spooky Cat
  • Card Stock – Crumb Cake, Basic Black, Pumpkin Pie, Very Vanilla
  • Ink – Black Memento
  • DSP – Spooky Night
  • Punches – Spooky Cat, Washi Label (retired)
Happy Stampin’
Libby

Did you see the October Create with Connie and Mary tutorial? The October Session can be purchased now. Great inspiration. Great stamps sets. Awesome 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!

 

Hello Fall

Recover from your Monday off? Spend the day crafting?

Time to be inspired by a card designed for Try Stampin’ on Tuesday and our new two-week sketch –

Challenge #343. Optional theme : Leaves

I loved this sketch and the ability to show off this gorgeous Designer Series Paper. Yes, I used it in the last challenge, but with a totally different look here –

libbystamps, stampin up, Merry Cafe, Painted Autumn  DSP, TSOT, fall

and, I got the additional theme of leaves! Thanks to the patterning on the paper!

I normally don’t like all the business with the different patterns and such, but here, this cards flows quite well. Even the pumpkin was fussy cut from one of the papers! Soo nice and convenient. The stamped images are from the Merry cafe set.

Stampin’ Up Supplies –

  • Stamp Set – Merry Cafe
  • Card Stock – Cajun Craze, Very Vanilla
  • Ink – Cajun Craze, Lemon Lime Twist, Peekaboo Peach
  • DSP – Painted Autumn

Please take a look at the other Design Team cards on our blog or Facebook page. You can create a card and join our challenge in either place! Hope to see your creations!

Happy Stampin’
Libby

Hard to believe it’s time for a new Create with Connie and Mary tutorial. The October Session opens in days! 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!

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!