Watercooler Wednesday 137 – Penny’s Masculine Anything Goes Challenge

Time for a card created for Watercooler Wednesday!

Our new challenge this week is from Penny, a masculine card! We can all use ideas in this area!

I decided on something fun and bright –

libbystamps, stampin up, Swirly Bird, Happy Birthday Gorgeous, Foil Frenzy Specialty DSP, Pretty Label  Punch, 1 3/4 Circle Punch, Banner Triple Punch, WWC

This would be very appealing for a young male or even an adult!

The focal paper is the Foil Frenzy Specialty Designer Series Paper! Is this paper wonderful! You really just have to see it in person to appreciate it. The catalog does not do it just! It’s like a Crumb Cake or Kraft base with foil embossed onto it already. It’s just gorgeous!

This Lemon Lime twist pairs nicely with the Pacific Point. Both are bright and full of energy.

We have a variety of cards from the Design Team. Check them out on our blog. You can also link up your card there too!

Supplies –

  • Stamp Set – Happy Birthday Gorgeous, Swirly Bird
  • Card Stock – Lemon Lime Twist, Whisper White, Pacific Point
  • Ink – Pacific Point
  • DSP – Foil Frenzy Specialty
  • Punches – Pretty Label, 1 3/4 Circle, Banner Triple
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 features –
  • 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!

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Watercooler Wednesday 136 – Gail’s All About Birthdays Challenge

Gettin’ back into the bloggin’ groove again. Today, I designed a card for Watercooler Wednesday.

Great universal theme hosted by our talented Gail –

I went with a pretty flower – tulips!

libbystamps, stampin up, Beautiful Bouquet, Bouquet Bunch Framelits, Beautiful Bouquet Bundle, Everyday label Punch, WWC

These tulips look so real! Both pieces are framelits too!

I loved this Beautiful Bouquet stamp set and Bouquet Bunch framelit set! The stamp set has so many sentiments too!!! Great for all any number  of occasions.

You can see the other Design Team inspiration cards on our Watercooler Wednesday blog. And, you can even link up a card there too!

Supplies –

  • Stamp Set – Beautiful Bouquet
  • Framelits – Bouquet Bunch
  • Bundles – Beautiful Bouquet
  • Card Stock – Daffodil Delight, Whisper White
  • Ink – Old Olive, Daffodil Delight, Melon Mambo, Real Red
  • Punches – Everyday label Punch (2017 Holiday Mini)
  • Other – 1/4 Double Stitched Daffodil Delight Ribbon
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!

Watercooler Wednesday 131 – Kath’s All About Birthdays Challenge

Happy Wednesday my friends! Time for a challenge from Watercooler Wednesday.

We have a can’t miss challenge this week from Kath –

….because we always need birthday cards. And, we are always creating them!

I was in a watercolor mood going with this bright beauty –

libbystamps, stampin up, Happy Birthday Thinlits, Watercolor Paper, Pick a Pattern Washi Tape

Isn’t it pretty??

libbystamps, stampin up, Happy Birthday Thinlits, Watercolor Paper, Pick a Pattern Washi Tape

Very easy too. I used a clear block smeared in ink on wet Watercolor Paper to get the background effect. I used two alternating colors. Let it dry and then added the washi tape and the framelit sentiment. No stamping either! Can you believe it? 

This worked best adhering the Watercolor Paper onto Thick Whisper White card stock once dry. The regular was way too flimsy and curled with the thickness of the Watercolor Paper.

The Melon Mambo bow is retired ribbon, but it was perfect here.

Everyone created a different style of birthday card at Watercooler Wednesday. Check us out and link up a card. It’s too easy not too!

Supplies –

  • Stamp Set – none!!!
  • Framelits – Happy Birthday
  • Card Stock – Thick Whisper White, Watercolor Paper
  • Ink – Melon Mambo, Peekaboo Peach
  • Other – Pick a Pattern Washi Tape
Happy Stampin’
Libby

Just letting you know, I’m on the Create with Connie and Mary Design Team too! I create one of the monthly tutorials for them! The fabulous AUGUST session will be available on the 11th!

AUGUST, we are featuring –

  • Coffee Cafe Bundle
  • Ribbon of Courage
  • Feathery Friends
  • You Move Me Bundle
  • Pieces & Patterns (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!

We will have a bonus Holiday project too –

Check out CREATE WITH CONNIE AND MARY for more details.

 

Watercooler Wednesday 130 – Gail’s Feminine Anything Goes Challenge

Happy Wednesday my blogging friends! Time to create for Watercooler Wednesday!

Our challenge today comes from Gail –

These are the best challenges. Almost all of our cards we create are for women! So you have no excuse not to join our challenge this week!

This is what I’m sharing for the challenge –

libbystamps, stampin up, Happy Birthday Thinlits, Naturally Eclectic DSP, Softly Falling EF, Tree Builder Punch, WWC

Bright. Fun. Clean. Simple.

libbystamps, stampin up, Happy Birthday Thinlits, Naturally Eclectic DSP, Softly Falling EF, Tree Builder Punch, WWC

My inspiration and color choice came from the Naturally Eclectic Designer Series Paper. That’s what I used to create the candles. It was a scrap from one of the papers I had. Worked perfect for this candle idea. The flames are created using the Tree Builder Punch.

So. You going to join Gail’s challenge this week and submit a card to Watercooler Wednesday? We’d love to see you there! You can also view the other Design Team cards there too.

Supplies –

  • Stamp Set – none
  • Framelits – Happy Birthday
  • Card Stock – Berry Burst, Soft Sky, Basic Grey, So Saffron (candle flames)
  • DSP – Naturally Eclectic
  • Punches – Tree Builder
  • Other – Softly Falling EF, retired Stampin’ Up ribbon
Happy Stampin’
Libby

Just letting you know, I’m on the Create with Connie and Mary Design Team too! I create one of the tutorials for them! The fabulous AUGUST session will be available on the 11th!

AUGUST, we are featuring –

  • Coffee Cafe Bundle
  • Ribbon of Courage
  • Feathery Friends
  • You Move Me Bundle
  • Pieces & Patterns (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!

We will have a bonus Holiday project too –

Check out CREATE WITH CONNIE AND MARY for more details.

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