Watercolor Wednesday 129 – Libby’s All About Christmas Challenge

It’s Christmas in July for Watercooler Wednesday.

…..and, it’s also my hosted challenge!

I had a Card Buffet last Sunday and one of the favorite cards was a watercolor card. I decided to use the idea and create a Christmas card with this technique –

libbystamps, stampin up, Eastern Beauty, Oh What Fun, watercolor card, Christmas Card, WWC

To create this lovely background, I damped the watercolor paper generously. I took one of our blocks and inked it up running it across the wet watercolor paper creating a nifty effect when dried. I used Real Red and Emerald Envy.

libbystamps, stampin up, Eastern Beauty, Oh What Fun, watercolor card, Christmas Card, WWC

Once dried, I stamped the circles from the Eastern Beauty stamp set. The sentiment is from Oh, What Fun.

Simple. Quick. Fun.

See the others Christmas in July cards on our Watercooler Wednesday blog. Create a card and join us! I’d love to see you play along with my challenge this week!

Supplies –

  • Stamp Set – Eastern Beauty, Oh What Fun
  • Card Stock Emerald Envy
  • Ink – Real red, Emerald Envy, Watercolor Paper
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

Watercooler Wednesday 127 – Judy’s All About Birthdays Challenge

Been a few days since I posted. Good to be back. I’m sharing a card created for Watercooler Wednesday.

Our theme this week was chosen by  Judy  –

Everyone loves a good birthday challenge! I went with this –

libbystamps, stampin up, Happy Birthday Thinlits, Happy Birthday Gorgeous, Happy Birthday, Balloon Builder Punch, Color Theory DSP, Pretty Label  Punch, WWC, gift card holder

A fun take with this Happy Birthday thinlits set. I separated it to do a little something extra with it! I placed it side by side. The DSP I used the same sheet, just reversed one of them to use the other side!

Also super fun because it’s a . . . . . . . . . . .

libbystamps, stampin up, Happy Birthday Thinlits, Happy Birthday Gorgeous, Happy Birthday, Balloon Builder Punch, Color Theory DSP, Pretty Label  Punch, WWC, gift card holder

Gift card holder!

I used the standard size card. I just scored, folder over, punched and adhered the flap to create a pocket for the gift card! So easy!

Check out what the other Design team Members created at our Watercooler Wednesday blog. Create a card and join us!

Supplies –

  • Stamp Set – Happy Birthday Gorgeous
  • Framelits – Happy Birthday
  • Bundles – Happy Birthday Gorgeous
  • Card Stock – Whisper White, Basic Grey, Old Olive, Crushed Curry, Dapper Denim
  • Ink – Basic Grey
  • DSP – Color Theory
  • Punches – Balloon Builder, Pretty Label
  • Other – Tear & Tape Adhesive
Happy Stampin’
Libby

The new JULY session is now available!

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


Watercooler Wednesday 126 – Fiona’s Feminine Anything Goes Challenge

Have a nice festive 4th? I hope you did!

It’s time for another wonderful challenge for Watercooler Wednesday!

Did you see our new logo??? Nice, huh?

Ok, ok, our challenge this week is from Fiona –

I thought about this one for a while. It’s feminine – should be easy, right? Well, I don’t like to create the ‘pink’ cards because a lot of women don’t like pink – at all.

But, this new Lemon Lime Twist is a fun color though!

libbystamps, stampin up, Happy Birthday Gorgeous, Eclectic Layers Thinlits, Naturally Eclectic DSP, Decorative Ribbon Border Punch, Decorative Ribbon Border Punch, WWC

And, yes, diamonds are another thing that every women doesn’t necessarily like either. But, I like the pattern paper here and the cool framelits that match the paper…..So, I went with that!

libbystamps, stampin up, Happy Birthday Gorgeous, Eclectic Layers Thinlits, Naturally Eclectic DSP, Decorative Ribbon Border Punch, Decorative Ribbon Border Punch, WWC

This is such a fun card! I backed the glittery diamonds in vellum for a little more pop to them on the card. I also added a tiny decorative edge to the left side of the card using the new Decorative Ribbon Border Punch. Just a few little details to create a spectacular feminine card!

Our other designers created some fabulous cards too! Check them out on our Watercooler Wednesday blog. You can link up a card there too!

Supplies –

  • Stamp Set – Happy Birthday Gorgeous
  • Framelits – Eclectic Layers
  • Card Stock – Lemon Lime Twist, Silver Glimmer Paper, Vellum Card Stock
  • Ink – Night of Navy
  • DSP – Naturally Eclectic
  • Punches – Decorative Ribbon Border
  • Other – Rhinestone basic Jewels
Happy Stampin’
Libby

The new JULY session will soon be here!

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

 

Watercooler Wednesday #125 – Kath’s Christmas Challenge

We have a fun new challenge today over at Watercooler Wednesday!

See. Christmas in June (almost July)!

After rummaging through my current items, I realized that this intricate santa carried over! So, here we go –

libbystamps, stampin up, Detailed Santa Thinlits, Holly Berry Happiness, Christmas, WWCPretty non-traditional I’d say!

Ssssshhhhh. Simple too!

libbystamps, stampin up, Detailed Santa Thinlits, Holly Berry Happiness, Christmas, WWC

I literally cut the focal image out and adhered it to the Blushing Bride card base.

Stamped a sentiment and finished it off with some baker’s twine. A stack of these could be created in no time, really.

So. You feeling the non-traditional Christmas spirit? If so, join up with our challenge over at Watercooler Wednesday! Challenges are so much fun to play along with!

Supplies –

  • Stamp Set – Holly Berry Happiness
  • Framelits – Detailed Santa
  • Card Stock – Blushing Bride, Basic Black
  • Ink – Memento Black
  • Other – Basic Black Solid Baker’s Twine
Happy Stampin’
Libby

The JUNE Mini Session is still OPEN! We are featuring products from the NEW Annual Catalog in June! Delightful Daisy Bundle, Colorful Seasons Bundle, Tranquil Tulips, Wood Words Bundle, and Label Me Pretty 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, and
  • 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 joining us – 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)

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!

June 2017 Collage

CREATE WITH CONNIE AND MARY

JUNE 2017 ONLY

$8.95 US

Watercooler Wednesday #124 – Fiona’s Masculine Anything Goes Challenge

Back at the Watercooler Wednesday for another weekly challenge!

This week we are featuring another masculine card.

I decided perfect time to play with new stuff!

libbystamps, stampin up, Watts of Occasions. lightbulb, 2017 catalog

This stamp set is just the cutest! I love this card!!!

libbystamps, stampin up, Watts of Occasions. lightbulb, 2017 catalog

The only things I raised on the card were the lightbulb and the heart. Both were fussy cut too! The Mini Dimensionals were perfect for the heart! Just the right size!

I think my hubs will love this watts and watts too – it’s been a while since I’ve given him a card!

You should see all the other masculine cards created at Watercooler Wednesday! The team did a great job this week with all the samples!

Simple Supplies –

  • Stamp Set – Watts of Occasions
  • Card Stock – Real red, Daffodil Delight, Whisper White
  • Ink – Memento Black
Happy Stampin’
Libby


The brand new JUNE Mini Session is now OPEN! We are featuring products from the BRAND NEW Annual Catalog in June! Delightful Daisy Bundle, Colorful Seasons Bundle, Tranquil Tulips, Wood Words Bundle, and Label Me Pretty 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, and
  • 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 joining us – 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)

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!

June 2017 Collage

CREATE WITH CONNIE AND MARY

JUNE 2017 ONLY

$8.95 US

 

Watercooler Wednesday #123 – Marsha’s ‘Fireworks’ Themed Challenge

Happy middle of the week! Time to play around with a Watercooler Wednesday challenge.

This week, we have one from Marsha –

Oh this is a fun idea!!! Great if you having a party for the upcoming July 4th! And, yes, I went with something traditional when I saw the challenge –

libbystamps, stampin up, Lovely Inside & Out, Happy Celebrations, Wood Words, Wood Crate Framelits, Wood Words Bundle, WWC

Isn’t this just FUN?????

libbystamps, stampin up, Lovely Inside & Out, Happy Celebrations, Wood Words, Wood Crate Framelits, Wood Words Bundle, WWC

I stamped the background in alternating Real Red and Dapper Denim firework shapes from the Lovely Inside & Out stamp set first. I liked the ‘Celebrate’ sentiment from Happy Celebrations set. Yes, it was a challenging fussy cut too!!!

The stamped stars are from Wood Words set because they were perfect for this finishing detail. The star framelit is from the coordinating Wood Crate framelits!

The other Design team members all took a different approach to the challenge. See how they designed with it. Play along with us – it’s fun!!

Supplies –

  • Stamp Set – Lovely Inside & Out, Happy Celebrations
  • Framelits – Wood Crate
  • Bundles – Wood Words
  • Card Stock – Dapper Denim, Whisper White
  • Ink – Real Red, Dapper Denim, Smokey Slate
Happy Stampin’
Libby

The brand new JUNE Mini Session is now OPEN! We are featuring products from the BRAND NEW Annual Catalog in June! Delightful Daisy Bundle, Colorful Seasons Bundle, Tranquil Tulips, Wood Words Bundle, and Label Me Pretty 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, and
  • 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 joining us – 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)

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!

June 2017 Collage

CREATE WITH CONNIE AND MARY

JUNE 2017 ONLY

$8.95 US

 

 

Watercooler Wednesday #122 – Libby’s Feminine ‘Anything Goes’ Challenge

Taking a pause from Open House planning to create for a Watercooler Wednesday challenge!

And, guess what? It’s MY challenge this week! YAY!! Yippee, happy dance!

This will be SO much fun! Excited to see what you create to join me this week. Here is my inspiration past the picture –

libbystamps, stampin up, Happy Birthday Gorgeous, , Happy Birthday Gorgeous Bundle, Happy Birthday Gorgeous, Happy Birthday Thinlits, feminine card, WWC

We have SO many great products in the new Stampin’ Up catalog. This bundle, Happy Birthday Gorgeous, is one of my favorites!!!

It’s a single framelit with a coordinating stamp set, Happy Birthday Gorgeous. The stamp set has lots of great words and flowers and balloons! As a matter of fact, I used it over the weekend too!

libbystamps, stampin up, Happy Birthday Gorgeous, , Happy Birthday Gorgeous Bundle, Happy Birthday Gorgeous, Happy Birthday Thinlits, feminine card, WWC

What I love about this – the background stamping. I added four of the flowery images to a block and just started randomly stamping. They just fit in so perfectly! Helps being a clear, photopolymer stamp too.

I double cut the sentiment and glued it to look shadowed. It helped to make it *pop* a bit more.

Clearly, a nice ‘feminine’ styled card.

See what our other Design Team members created and join us! Remember, it’s ‘Anything Goes’.

Supplies –

  • Stamp Set – Happy Birthday Gorgeous
  • Framelits – Happy Birthday
  • Bundles – Happy Birthday Gorgeous
  • Card Stock – Daffodil Delight, Basic Black, Whisper White
  • Ink – Memento Black
Happy Stampin’
Libby