Watercooler Wednesday 145 – Judy’s Masculine Anything Goes Challenge

Hello Watercooler Wednesday fans!

This week we have a great new challenge for masculine cards!

This is always a great way to gain new inspiration by checking out our Design Team cards and then pulling out your stuff and just creating!

Perhaps this will get you started –

libbystamps, stampin' up, One Wild Ride, Spooky Night DSP

I really like how this turned out! Guys like simplicity. This certainly fits that bill!

And, this stamp set? Perfect for most guys!

Link up your card at Watercooler Wednesday! We’d love for you to join us!

Stampin’ Up Supplies

  • Stamp Set – One Wild Ride
  • Card Stock –  Crumb Cake, Whisper White, Calypso Coral
  • Ink – Black Memento, Calypso Coral, Smoky Slate
  • DSP – Spooky Night
Happy Stampin’
Libby
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Watercooler Wednesday 144 – Penny’s All About Birthday’s Challenge

Hello my Watercooler Wednesday fans!

We have a great all around challenge this week from Penny –

…because we always need birthday cards!

libbystamps, stampin up,

I went with a fall colored card with these rich greens and yellows. It’s just simply fun! And, it’s minimally stamped – just the sentiment! The beautiful flowers are from the Designer Series paper in the pack – I just cut one out!

Come check us out  and all our Design team creations using Penny’s sketch at Watercooler Wednesday – you can link up your card there too!

Stampin’ Up Supplies –

  • Stamp Set – Window Shopping
  • Card Stock – So Saffron, Very Vanilla
  • Ink – Early Espresso
  • DSP – Painted Autumn
  • Other – 5/8 Burlap Ribbon
Happy Stampin’
Libby

Watercooler Wednesday 143 – Gail’s Feminine Anything Goes Challenge

Hello Watercooler Wednesday fans! Part of three blog posts today! Thanks for joining me!

Got a wonderful Feminine challenge starting today from Gail –

I went with this lovely stamp set and Designer Series Paper to create this –

libbystamps, stampin up, Lots of Love, Whole Lot of Lovely DSP, fancy fold, WWC

It’s one of those neat, fancy folds! See when you open it –

libbystamps, stampin up, Lots of Love, Whole Lot of Lovely DSP, fancy fold, WWC

It truly is lovely! And quite simple too!

I started with a card base of 4 1/2 x 9, scored at 3 1/3. The second panel is 8 x 3, scored at 4. The Designer Series Paper is added to the card base inside and outside flap. So easy!

The other Design Team members created some lovely cards as well – check them out! Watercooler Wednesday. You can also link up your own card there as well! Looking forward to seeing your creations.

You can see my other two blog post here and here. They are both blog hops!!!

Stampin’ Up Supplies

  • Stamp Set – Lots of Love
  • Card Stock – Old Olive, Very Vanilla
  • Ink – Black Memento, Tangerine Tango
  • DSP – Whole Lot of Lovely
Happy Stampin’
Libby

Watercooler Wednesday 142 – Charlotte’s All About Christmas Challenge

Hello Watercooler Wednesday fans! Time for a new weekly challenge!

Here is our newest challenge hosted by Charlotte

Yep, Christmas! Great time to get started on those ideas –now!

I absolutely loved the sketch I used yesterday and decided to use it again today for this elegant card –

libbystamps, stampin up, Night in Bethlehem, Night in Bethlehem Bundle, Eastern Palace Specialty, WWC

It’s just so pretty! And, I used non-Christmas papers and colors too! Well, I guess the gold is used quite a bit….. the stamp set is from the Holiday Mini, Night in Bethlehem, along with the coordinating dies, Bethlehem Edgelits.

This came together in a snap! Starts with a great theme and sketch!

Check out the other Design Team members at Watercooler Wednesday and play along with us!

Stampin’ Up Supplies –

  • Stamp Set – Night in Bethlehem
  • Framelits – Bethlehem Edgelits, Layering Circles
  • Bundles – Night in Bethlehem
  • Card Stock – Very Vanilla, Dapper Denim, Gold Foil
  • Ink – Night of Navy
  • DSP – Eastern Palace Specialty
Happy Stampin’
Libby

Watercooler Wednesday – 141 Heidi’s Masculine Anything Goes Challenge

Time for some masculine cards for Watercooler Wednesday!

We always need masculine ideas! Those seem to be the most difficult to create.

I am trying to go through my Paper Pumpkin stash and use some of the kits. I created this –

libbystamps, stampin up, Bold Botanicals kit, Paper Pumpkin, Paper Pumpkin August 2106, WWC

Guys like to know they are appreciated too! So, a thank you card was more than winner!

This card is from the Bold Botanicals kit from August 2016. Currently, I can feature a class using this kit. I just repurposed some the pieces to create the design. Here is what the kit looks like –

PP_Thumb_BoldBotanicals_0816

I do love these monthly subscriptions, just like with lots of my Stampin’ Up products and other craft stuff- I don’t get around to playing as much as I should or need to!

How about taking a look at the other Design Team members cards. Everyone uses a variety of products and techniques, so you get to see lots of different and terrific ideas. Then, after we inspire you to create a card, you can link it up on our blog!

Happy Stampin’
Libby

Watercooler Wednesday 140 – Libby’s All About Birthdays Challenge

Happy Wednesday! You know what this means………time for a card designed for Watercooler Wednesday.

This week, I’m hosting the challenge! Yippee!

I’m sharing a very popular, sweet number I had at my September Card Buffet –

libbystamps, stampin up, Colorful Seasons, Colorful Seasons Bundle, Seasonal Layers Thinlits, WWC

This is THE perfect card for a fall birthday, either masculine or feminine! I love the leaf stamped background. The layers of card stock are fun and fresh. This is one of those great go-to card designs.

I used the Colorful Seasons bundle that really is a must have! This is just simply an effortless card. It goes together so easy!

All the designers created wonderful cards for my birthday challenge this week. I’d love to see yours too! Come join us over at Watercooler Wednesday.

Stampin’ Up Supplies –

  • Stamp Set – Colorful Seasons
  • Framelits – Seasonal Layers
  • Bundles – Colorful Seasons
  • Card Stock – Smokey Slate, Whisper White, Crushed Curry, Basic Grey
  • Ink – Smokey Slate, Black Memento
Happy Stampin’
Libby


It’s that time!!! The Create with Connie and Mary October Session is NOW open! Get it today for new inspiration, new stamps set and some great 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!

Watercooler Wednesday 139 – Kath’s Feminine Anything Goes Challenge

Welcome to another great challenge for Watercooler Wednesday!

Our challenge is one packed with ideas and easy to join as well! It’s a feminine challenge!

I decided to go with something way cute –

libbystamps, stampin up, Special Celebration, Painted Autumn  DSP, WWC, goat

….and funny as all get out! This goat though! It’s Tim Holtz, but everything else is Stampin’ Up!

I created this for my cousin Missy who loves goats! We missed her birthday because of hurricane Harvey last month. I got her a goat painting too! So. Yes. Card is waaaay late.

I love how the goat is chewing on wheat, and in the Designer Series Paper there is wheat! Ties the two brands together so nice!!!

This pattern paper, Painted Autumn, is currently on sale at Stampin’ Up. Purchase 3 Designer Series Paper packs and the 4th one is free! Go take a look!

Back to the challenge……see the other Design Team cards at Watercooler Wednesday and link up to our challenge! It’s lots of fun!

Supplies –

  • Stamp Set – Special Celebration (sentiment)
  • Framelits – Layering Ovals
  • Card Stock – Very vanilla, Crumb Cake, Old Olive
  • 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 featured products –

  •  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!