We Create – Feminine Blog Hop

Happy May 1st. Happy Tuesday. Happy Two post Tuesday!

Time for a share for –

In the past we have created a card, them stepped it up. We have changed things up a bit and gone with a theme. The theme this month is Feminine Cards.

Great idea since Mother’s Day is right around the corner!

Here is what I created –

libbystamps, stampin up, Petal Palette, Petals & More Thinlits, Petal Palette Bundle, We Create……of course, an amazing card!

This was simple to create using our Blends markers to color the flowers. The background was created from one of the background stamps in the Petal Palette stamp set.

This is a blog hop. ‘Click’ the next button to go on to the next participant in the hop! You’ll see lots of wonderful ideas!

Stampin’ Up Supplies –

  • Stamp Set – Petal Palette
  • Framelits – Petals & More, Celebrate You
  • Bundles – Petal Palette
  • Card Stock – Sweet Sugarplum (retiring color), Whisper White, Basic Black
  • Ink – Black Memento, Sweet Sugarplum
  • Other – Rich Razzleberry & Old Olive Blends
Happy Stampin’
Libby
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We Create – Last Chance Blog Hop

Hello stampers! Have you seen all items that Stampin’ Up is retiring? Sooo many awesome products!

We Create decided to have an impromptu blog hop!

Obviously, the theme is retiring products!

I had a hard time deciding just what to use……I went with a minimally stamped card using framelits!

libbystamps, stampin up, Sprinkles of Life, Mini Treat Bag Thinlits, Lovely Words Thinlits, Layering Ovals Framelits, Pick a Pattern DSP, Basic Black Bakers Twine, We Create

Isn’t this just the sweetest?!?!

After I framelit cut the word ‘friend’, I found this tiny ‘happy birthday’ from the Sprinkles of Life stamp set. Since its photopolymer, its pliable, which made it easy to curve the image. I thought this was a fun addition to the oval ‘friend’. You agree?

libbystamps, stampin up, Sprinkles of Life, Mini Treat Bag Thinlits, Lovely Words Thinlits, Layering Ovals Framelits, Pick a Pattern DSP, Basic Black Bakers Twine, We Create

The inside is a pullout card that’d be perfect for a gift card!

I’m really sad to see these products retire. I wonder what the other designers are showcasing??? Check them out here –

Stampin’ Up Supplies –

  • Stamp Set – Sprinkles of Life (retiring)
  • Framelits – Mini Treat Bag, Lovely Words (both retiring), Layering Ovals
  • Card Stock – Whisper White, Crushed Curry, Basic Black
  • Ink – Black Memento
  • DSP – Pick a Pattern (retiring)
  • Punches – 1″ Circle
  • Other – Basic Black Bakers Twine (retiring)
Happy Stampin’
Libby

We Create – April Blog Hop

Happy Easter! My second post on Easter today! Another blog hop! This one is for We Create. 

Our theme is to create a card, then recreate it again, adding elements to ‘step it up’, make it fancy.

My other post today used the Whisper White Narrow Note Card & Envelops and retiring colors.

I decided to use the note cards again, along with Brusho Crystals Watercolors.

I started with the butterfly from Beautiful Day and made this card –

libbystamps, stampin up, Yay You, Beautiful Day, Brusho, Pick a Pattern DSP, watercoloring, We Create Resembles the retiring Dapper Denim, doesn’t it??

This butterfly was made a little more controlled and the colors are turned more vibrant –

libbystamps, stampin up, Yay You, Beautiful Day, Brusho, Pick a Pattern DSP, watercoloring, We Create

The piece of Designer Series Paper is thinner on this card is well. It’s from Pick a Pattern. Emerald Envy will be a retiring In-Color as well.

The sentiment is from a hostess set, Yay You. Perfect here!

libbystamps, stampin up, Yay You, Beautiful Day, Brusho, Pick a Pattern DSP, watercoloring, We Create

Hard to tell in the photographs, but the butterfly is adhered on the left side and is popped up on the right side. Yes, makes putting it in an envelope difficult. Just use a larger one. 

As this is a continuous blog hop, check out the next designer, Kris, on the creative trail!

Stampin’ Up Supplies –

  • Stamp Set – Beautiful Day, Yay You
  • Card Stock – Watercolor Paper
  • Ink – Black Memento
  • DSP – Pick a Pattern
  • Other – Brusho Watercolor Crystals
Happy Stampin’
Libby

We Create – March Blog Hop

My third post for today, Three Post Thursday, is another blog hop for We Create. 

Our theme is to create a card, then recreate it again, adding elements to ‘step it up’, make it fancy.

I made this card last week for a card challenge –

libbystamps, stampin up, Cool Treats, Layering Circles Framelits, Metallic Enamel Shapes, Sweetheart Embossing Folder, We Create

It was a total hit! I loved it sooo much that I wanted to feature it on my Card Buffet for February. However, the 6×6 pack of Designer Series Paper wasn’t quite enough for a whole class.

The whole card front uses most of a 6×6 page. This is both sides of the paper, flipped.

I came up with this modified idea –

libbystamps, stampin up, Cool Treats, Layering Circles Framelits, Metallic Enamel Shapes, Sweetheart Embossing Folder, We Create

Equally as adorable too! And, I was able to get more cards for the four sheets I had!  Everyone who wanted to make the card was able to! Yay!

The top of the card’s texture is made from the Sweetheart embossing folder. The pie covers the flat heart portion! That texture resembles the polka dots – perfect!

The adorable pie was created using a Sale-a-Bration folder called Basket Weave. You can can get that free from me by placing a qualifying order. I’d be happy to help you with that.

Another nifty tip, the heart was gold and I colored it using a Blends marker! Instant matching!

libbystamps, stampin up, Cool Treats, Layering Circles Framelits, Metallic Enamel Shapes, Sweetheart Embossing Folder, We Create

Not sure which one is cuter! Both I think!

As this is a continuous blog hop, check out the next designer, Kris, on the creative trail!

Stampin’ Up Supplies –

  • Stamp Set – Cool Treats
  • Framelits – Layering Circles
  • Card Stock – Crumb Cake, Cherry Cobbler, Night of Navy, Whisper White
  • Ink – Dapper Denim, Cherry Cobbler
  • DSP – Tutti-Frutti 6×6 Stack
  • Punches – Mini Flag (retired)
  • Other – Sweetheart EF, Cherry Cobbler Blends, Metallic Enamel Shapes
Happy Stampin’
Libby

We Create – February Blog Hop

Happy first day of February and, happy Three Post Thursday!

My third post is another blog hop for We Create. 

Our theme is to create a card, then recreate it again, adding elements to ‘step it up’, make it fancy.

As my focal image, I’m using a favorite of mine, Watts of Occasions –

libbystamps, stampin up, Watts of Occasions, Bubbles & Fizz DSP, We Create, Sale-a-Bration

It’s just too cute!!! This is simple. Pretty. Elegant.

But…..add a few elements……and you get this –

libbystamps, stampin up, Watts of Occasions, Bubbles & Fizz DSP, We Create, Sale-a-Bration

Just as lovely too! Bright, cheerful.

I added the Designer Series Paper, Bubble & Fizz, that you can earn free through Sale-a-bration. I made the border around the focal image slightly smaller. The heart is also fussy cut in Calypso Coral.

libbystamps, stampin up, Watts of Occasions, Bubbles & Fizz DSP, We Create, Sale-a-Bration

Simple changes. Wonderful designs. Which one you like better?

Check out my other posts for the day! I’ve been busy creating!

As this is a blog hop, check out the next designer, Kris, on the creative trail!

Stampin’ Up Supplies –

  • Stamp Set – Watts of Occasions
  • Card Stock – Powder Pink, Whisper White, Calypso Coral
  • Ink – Basic Grey
  • DSP – Bubbles & Fizz (Sale-a-Bration FREE item)
Happy Stampin’
Libby

We Create – November Blog Hop

Hello November! Welcome to the second of three posts today! This one is a Blog Hop for We Create!

What we do is, ‘we create’ a card then ‘step it up’ or ‘step it over’.

I created this stunning black and white card for my October Card Buffet –

…….and loved it!

I decided to step it over with similar colors –

Conveniently, from the same pack of Designer Series Paper! I changed the stamping up a bit to Old Olive. This turned out lovely too.

I think I still like the original black and white best though. How about you?

Tell me your thoughts on the two cards. Leave a comment before going on to the talented Kris Kilkenny – we all love to read your comments!  Stampin’ Up Supplies

  • Stamp Set – Painted Harvest
  • Bundles – Painted Harvest
  • Card Stock – Whisper White, Old Olive, Basic Black
  • Ink – Black Memento, Old Olive
  • DSP – Merry Little Christmas
  • Punches – Leaf
Happy Stampin’
Libby

Did you catch our October Create with Connie and Mary tutorial? The October Session can still be purchased! And, before we know it, the November Session will be out! Wow. Time flies.

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!

 

We Create August Blog Hop

Happy August! Yes, August. Already! That means blog hop time! Second one of the day. We Create this time around!

Lol, ‘we create’ a card then ‘step it up’ or ‘step it over’.

I guess this month I decided to ‘step it over’. Here is the first card –

libbystamps, stampin up, Happy Birthday Gorgeous, Detailed Dragonfly Thinlits, Decorative Ribbon Border Punch, Fresh Florals DSP, We CreateThis card is pretty. However, change the base…..

libbystamps, stampin up, Happy Birthday Gorgeous, Detailed Dragonfly Thinlits, Decorative Ribbon Border Punch, Fresh Florals DSP, We CreateIsn’t this a pop of color now?

libbystamps, stampin up, Happy Birthday Gorgeous, Detailed Dragonfly Thinlits, Decorative Ribbon Border Punch, Fresh Florals DSP, We Create

Compare the two. Both cards use all the same elements and colors. What a difference the card base makes!

I’d love to read your thoughts on the two cards. Leave a comment before going onto the talented Kris Kilkenny – we all love to read your comments! 

Supplies –

  • Stamp Set – Happy Birthday Gorgeous
  • Framelits – Detailed Dragonfly
  • Card Stock – Whisper White, Night of Navy, Lemon Lime Twist
  • Ink – Night of Navy
  • DSP – Fresh Florals
  • Punches – Decorative Ribbon Border
  • Other – Mini Dimensionals
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 JULY session is still available! And, before we know it, the August session will be available on the 11th! They are worth a looking into.

This JULY, 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