Blogging friends Blog Hop – January – Baby, It’s Cold Outside

Welcome to the first post of the year!!!! Whoop! Whoop!

As you can see, our theme this month is Baby, It’s Cold Outside.

Huh……that could mean anything! So, I went with the obvious and when it’s cold outside, I want to warm up inside. What better way to do that than with coffee or hot chocolate!

libbystamps, stampin up, BFBH, Balloon Celebration, Coffee Cafe, Merry Cafe, Coffee Cup Framelits, Coffee Cafe Bundle, Tutti-frutti Cards & Envelopes

These are smaller cards meant to be left by the coffee maker as an invitation to join me for a warm beverage! I often do this – it lets others know they are loved!

I used some free (earned during Sale-a-Bration) Tutti-frutti Cards & Envelopes that I cut in half to make these smaller cards. The coffee mug on the left, I added a handle to the cup by using the framelit letter ‘C’. So easy! The other cup card is just a standard coffee cup framelit.

Sale-a-Bration starts January 3 and runs through March 31, 2018. For every $50 (USD) purchased, you will receive a free item of your choice from the Sale-a-Bration catalog! I’d love to send you a catalog – just ask! 

Going forward, you’ll head over to, Mary, going back, you head to Anna. Please take the time to leave a comment. I love hearing from you!

 

Stampin’ Up Supplies –

  • Stamp Set – Balloon Celebration, Coffee Cafe, Merry Cafe
  • Framelits – Coffee Cup
  • Bundles – Coffee Cafe
  • Card Stock – Crumb Cake, Whisper White, Soft Sky, So Saffron, Vellum
  • Ink – Crumb Cake, Early Espresso, Calypso Coral
  • Other – Tutti-frutti Cards & Envelopes
Happy Stampin’
Libby

Create with Connie and Mary subscriptions are on SALE!

Yes…you read that right…Connie and Mary are having an ‘end of year’ sale! We are having a sale on all our monthly Mini Editions for the past year AND as a special, we are also selling the tutorials for our BONUS projects for the past year.  Mini editions are 50% off the regular subscription price shown and BONUS projects are $2.95 (no discount).  Don’t miss out……we have never offered these outside of our subscriptions!

  • Our monthly mini sessions include the instructions for 14 projects with full step-by-step tutorials.
  • Each mini session includes 12 unique cards, featuring 3 stamp sets, and
  • Each mini session includes TWO 3D items perfect for your club or stamp camp
  • All designs and tutorials are EXCLUSIVELY for subscribers and will not be posted anywhere else online.
  • All 14 projects are available immediately so you have all projects (and tutorials) right there at your fingertips
  • Our FABULOUS design team members include Debbie Henderson, Libby Fens, and Melissa Davies!
  • We use Fastwagon for our processing, you should immediately receive a Digital Order email with a link to a downloadable Welcome letter with your passwords! Thank you!

NOTE:  Use Coupon Code ENDOFYEARduring checkout for the 50% off the regular $8.95 price!

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New Stuff – Create with Connie and Mary Saturday Blog Hop

Winding down the 2017 year! And, taking some much-needed ‘me’ time to create for Create with Connie and Mary and our Saturday blog hop.

Our theme this week is, NEW STUFF! As a (hobby or business) demonstrator, one of the perks is being able to order products a little earlier than non-demonstrators. It is an awesome perk! And, really awesome when you have time to actually use them! This time of year gets a bit challenging! 

I used several things to create this ensemble –

libbystamps, stampin up, CCMC, Amazing You, Celebrate You Thinlits, Lots to Love Box Framelits, Petal Pair EF, Tutti-frutti Adhesive Backed Sequins, Whisper White Narrow Note Cards & Envelopes,

This is a card box, labeled Celebrate Amazing You, in the upper left corner and three coordinating cards to fit in the box.

The box is a new box from the Lots to Love Framelits. The note cards are new as well and smaller at just 2 1/2 x 4 1/2. The are made specifically to go inside the box! How cool is that?

The stamped images are from a Sale-a-Bration set Amazing You and this time we have coordinating framelits you can earn too, Celebrate You Thinlits! I am really excited about this years assortment of free products you can earn!

The last thing that I added to the set were the Berry Burst adhesive backed sequins from the new 2018 Spring Mini!

If you are interested in learning more about being a demonstrator or about Sale-a-Bration, please contact me! Starting in January, you can ear 2 extra FREE stamp sets with your new demonstrator starter kit. You earn a FREE product with any $50 purchase as well!

Enough about me, go check out our designers – onward to Debbie Henderson, and back to Mary Brown. I know you’ll be inspired!

Stampin’ Up Supplies

  • Stamp Set – Amazing You (Sale-a-Bration 2018 item)
  • Framelits – Lots to Love, Celebrate You (Sale-a-Bration 2018 item)
  • Card Stock – Lemon Lime Twist, Basic Black
  • Ink – Lemon Lime Twist, Basic Black
  • Other – Whisper White Narrow Note Cards & Envelopes, Petal pair EF, Tutti-frutti Adhesive Backed Sequins

 


Create with Connie and Mary subscriptions are on SALE!

Yes…you read that right…Connie and Mary are having an ‘end of year’ sale! We are having a sale on all our monthly Mini Editions for the past year AND as a special, we are also selling the tutorials for our BONUS projects for the past year.  Mini editions are 50% off the regular subscription price shown and BONUS projects are $2.95 (no discount).  Don’t miss out……we have never offered these outside of our subscriptions!

  • Our monthly mini sessions include the instructions for 14 projects with full step-by-step tutorials.
  • Each mini session includes 12 unique cards, featuring 3 stamp sets, and
  • Each mini session includes TWO 3D items perfect for your club or stamp camp
  • All designs and tutorials are EXCLUSIVELY for subscribers and will not be posted anywhere else online.
  • All 14 projects are available immediately so you have all projects (and tutorials) right there at your fingertips
  • Our FABULOUS design team members include Debbie Henderson, Libby Fens, and Melissa Davies!
  • We use Fastwagon for our processing, you should immediately receive a Digital Order email with a link to a downloadable Welcome letter with your passwords! Thank you!

NOTE:  Use Coupon Code ENDOFYEARduring checkout for the 50% off the regular $8.95 price!

Sure Do Love You, Always

Happy Thursday! So tickled to be with you and Create with Connie and Mary today!

We have a cool new sketch to inspire you –

Isn’t this fun?? I was sooo excited to be able to play! I used some new products that will be available in January (just a few days away) –

libbystamps, stampin up. CCMC, Lots to Love Box Framelits, Sure Do Love You, Sure Do Love You Bundle

Lovely card, right??

I used a new Designer Series Paper, Painted with Love Specialty, notice the gold in it? It’s very pretty! The images are stamped. And yes, they are sort of edgy the way they are stamped to! I love this!

I think this is going to be a great set to have!

The Design Team members created some wonderful cards using this sketch! Check them out on the Create with Connie and Mary blog. Create a card and link it up on our Facebook page!

Stampin’ Up Supplies –

  • Stamp Set – Sure Do Love You
  • Framelits – Lots to Love Box
  • Bundles – Sure Do Love You
  • Card Stock – Powder Pink
  • Ink – Rich Razzleberry, Melon Mambo, Calypso Coral
  • DSP – Painted with Love
Happy Stampin’
Libby

Create with Connie and Mary subscriptions are on SALE!

Yes…you read that right…Connie and Mary are having an ‘end of year’ sale!

We are having a sale on all our monthly Mini Editions for the past year AND as a special, we are also selling the tutorials for our BONUS projects for the past year.  Mini editions are 50% off the regular subscription price shown and BONUS projects are $2.95 (no discount). Don’t miss out…we have never offered these outside of our subscriptions!

  • Our monthly mini sessions include the instructions for 14 projects with full step-by-step tutorials.
  • Each mini session includes 12 unique cards, featuring 3 stamp sets, and
  • Each mini session includes TWO 3D items perfect for your club or stamp camp
  • All designs and tutorials are EXCLUSIVELY for subscribers and will not be posted anywhere else online.
  • All 14 projects are available immediately so you have all projects (and tutorials) right there at your fingertips
  • Our FABULOUS design team members include Debbie Henderson, Libby Fens, and Melissa Davies!
  • We use Fastwagon for our processing, you should immediately receive a Digital Order email with a link to a downloadable Welcome letter with your passwords! Thank you!

NOTE:  Use Coupon Code ENDOFYEARduring checkout for the 50% off the regular $8.95 price!

Silver, Blue, White – Create with Connie and Mary Saturday Blog Hop

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas………..and time for a Create with Connie and Mary blog hop!

……and also a sale at Create with Connie and Mary!!

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Yes…you read that right…Connie and Mary are having an ‘end of year’ sale!

  • We are having a sale on all our monthly Mini Editions for the past year AND as a special, we are also selling the tutorials for our BONUS projects for the past year.  Mini editions are 50% off the regular subscription price shown and BONUS projects are $2.95 (no discount).  Bonus projects are listed at the end of the post!  Don’t miss out…we have never offered these outside of our subscriptions!
  • Our monthly mini sessions include the instructions for 14 projects with full step-by-step tutorials.
  • Each mini session includes 12 unique cards, featuring 3 stamp sets, and
  • Each mini session includes TWO 3D items perfect for your club or stamp camp
  • All designs and tutorials are EXCLUSIVELY for subscribers and will not be posted anywhere else online.
  • All 14 projects are available immediately so you have all projects (and tutorials) right there at your fingertips
  • Our FABULOUS design team members include Debbie Henderson, Libby Fens, and Melissa Davies!
  • We use Fastwagon for our processing, you should immediately receive a Digital Order email with a link to a downloadable Welcome letter with your passwords! Thank you!

NOTE:  Use Coupon Code ENDOFYEARduring checkout for the 50% off the regular $8.95 price!

Nov2017CollageSets used:
Christmas Quilt Bundle
Hearts Come Home Bundle
Christmas Sweaters Stamp Set
Santa’s Suit Bundle
Smitten Mitten Bundle

NOVEMBER 2017

$8.95 US

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October 2017 Collage

Sets used:
Seasonal Lantern Bundle
Tags & Trimming Bundle
Smitten Mitten Bundle
Sugarplum Dreams Stamp Set
Christmas Happiness Bundle

OCTOBER 2017 

$8.95 US

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Sept2017Collage

Sets used:
Pick a Pumpkin Bundle
Tags & Trimming Bundle
Spooky Cat Stamp Set
Festive Phrases Stamp Set
Colorful Seasons Bundle

SEPTEMBER 2017 

$8.95 US

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August2017collage

Sets used:
Coffee Cafe Bundle
Ribbon of Courage Bundle
Feathery Friends Stamp Set
You Move Me Bundle
Pieces & Patterns Stamp Set

AUGUST 2017 

$8.95 US

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July2017Collage

Sets we used:
Crafting Forever
Pocketful of Sunshine Bundle
Delightful Daisy Bundle
Wood Words Bundle
Happy Birthday Gorgeous Bundle

JULY 2017 

$8.95 US

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June 2017 Collage

Sets used:
Delightful Daisy Bundle
Colorful Seasons Bundle
Tranquil Tulips
Wood Words Bundle
Label Me Pretty Bundle

JUNE 2017

$8.95 US

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NO MAY 2017 MINI SESSION

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April 2017 Collage

Sets used:
Everyday Hero
Balloon Adventures Bundle
Custom Tee Bundle
Moon Baby
Oh So Succulents Bundle

APRIL 2017

$8.95 US

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March 2017 Collage

Sets used:
Succulent Framelits
Happy Celebrations
That’s a Tag Bundle
Special Reason Bundle
Basket Bunch Bundle

MARCH 2017

$8.95 US

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Feb 2017 Collage

Sets used:
Window Box Thinlits
Balloon Adventures Bundle
High Tide
Any Occasions (SAB)
Basket Bunch Bundle

FEBRUARY 2017

$8.95 US

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Jan2017 Collage

Sets used:
Hey Chick (SAB)
Dragonfly Dreams Suite
Nailed It Suite
Sending Love Bundle
Lift Me Up Bundle

JANUARY 2017

$8.95 US

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December 2016 collage

Sets used:
Succulent Garden Suite
Sealed with Love Suite
Yummy in my Tummy
Avant Garden
Cool Treats

DECEMBER 2016 

$8.95 US

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Ok……on with the project for the week!

Our theme this is Christmas with Silver, Blue and White.

Great time to use this wonderful embossing folder just one more time

libbystamps, stampin up, Seasons Like Christmas, Seasonal Layers Thinlits, Winter Wonder EF, CCMCIt’s simple. It’s sweet. It’s elegant. It’s just what you need if you need to create a last-minute Christmas card!

The Design team created some terrific cards using these stunning colors! Go forward to Debbie Henderson, and back to Mary Brown. I know you’ll be inspired!

 

Stampin’ Up Supplies

  • Stamp Set – Seasons Like Christmas (sentiment)
  • Framelits – Seasonal Layers (snowflake)
  • Card Stock – Soft Sky, Whisper White, Silver Foil
  • Ink – Night of Navy
  • Other – Winter Wonder EF, Basic Jewel Rhinestones
Happy Stampin’
Libby

Heartfelt Thoughts

Hello my stampin’ friends! Time to share another card inspiration for Create with Connie and Mary! This week – a color challenge!

Such wonderful, soft colors full of feeling!

I decided to try out a new Sale-a-Bration stamp, Heartfelt Blooms. It was just the perfect stamp for these colors that evoked a mood –

libbystamps, stampin up, Heartfelt Blooms, Softly Falling EF, CCMC, Sale-a-bration 2018

Isn’t this pretty? This is a very unique stamp in which it looks like a picture when you stamp it. I can not wait to play with it some more! I think it will be very popular this January!

The Design Team members at  Create with Connie and Mary designed some beautiful cards that you should definitely check out. I hope we inspire you to create a card and join us! You can do that on our Facebook page.

Stampin’ Up Supplies –

  • Stamp Set – Heartfelt Blooms (Sale-a-Bration 20180
  • Card Stock – Sahara Sand, Fresh Fig, Soft Sky, Very Vanilla
  • Ink – Fresh Fig
  • Other – Softly Falling EF
Happy Stampin’
Libby

Did you see our Christmas Card tutorial at Create with Connie and Mary? It’s our November Session. Tutorials make creating a snap! Try us out!

Here is a snippet at the November projects –

These are the sets used –

  • Christmas Quilt Bundle
  • Hearts Come Home Bundle
  • Christmas Sweaters Stamp Set
  • Santa’s Suit Bundle
  • Smitten Mitten Bundle

The 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!

Vanilla, Gold, Cherry – Create with Connie and Mary Saturday Blog Hop

Christmas is not too far away! Busy getting ready for it?

It’s time to take a break and join Create with Connie and Mary for our blog hop!

Our theme this week : Vanilla, Gold and Cherry Tag

These are some of favorite colors!

This has been something I’ve been wanting to try –

libbystamps, stampin up, Back in Plaid, Coffee Cup Framelits, Large Letters Framelits, Be Merry DSP, Foil Snowflakes, CCMC

Creating a coffee mug / cup using the Coffee Cup Framelits and the Large Letters Framelits. It was just the perfect focal point for this tag! It will go great on a package of hot chocolate!

Go forward to see the talented Debbie Henderson and her creations, and going back, you’ll see the simply wonderful, Mary Brown. I know you’ll be inspired by both of them!

Stampin’ Up Supplies

  • Stamp Set – Back in Plaid
  • Framelits – Coffee Cup, Large Letters
  • Card Stock – Very Vanilla, Cherry Cobbler
  • Ink – Cherry Cobbler
  • DSP – Be Merry
  • Other – Foil Snowflakes, November Paper Pumpkin (Back in Plaid)
Happy Stampin’
Libby

Before I forget, did you know we have a Christmas Card tutorial? Check out our Create with Connie and Mary November Session. Tutorials make planning holiday cards a snap! Try us out!

Here is a snippet at the November projects –

These are the sets used –

  • Christmas Quilt Bundle
  • Hearts Come Home Bundle
  • Christmas Sweaters Stamp Set
  • Santa’s Suit Bundle
  • Smitten Mitten Bundle

The 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!

Panda Party Brings Joy

Welcome stampers! Glad you stopped by! Sharing a cute card designed for Create with Connie and Mary today. It’s Thursday –  we have a new challenge –

So, this is a really cool sketch! Aren’t they all??

I knew immediately I wanted to use a new Sale-a-Bration set, Party Pandas, but I also wanted to create with Christmas items before they retire.

Well, why not combine both?

libbystamps, stampin up, Watercolor Christmas Project Kit

Isn’t this A D O R A B L E ?????

I thought so!!!! I stamped the pandas (and, YES, I fussy cut them) and I stamped the word joy (and, fussy cut that too). I placed them on a strip of plaid.

Notice my favorite shiny product?? Yep – the foil envelope liners for the strip behind the plaid and the letter ‘string’. Did I mention, I just love this over the top shine!?!? As I have said – use your stuff!  

This is a fun, joyful, happy card! It’s those Pandas I tell you!

The other designers at Create with Connie and Mary created some nice cards too! Check them out on our blog! Want to try the sketch for yourself? You can link it up on our Facebook page! We’d love to see your creations!

Stampin’ Up Supplies –

  • Stamp Set – Party Pandas, Hand Lettered Alphabet, Christmas Pines (tiny sentiment)
  • Card Stock – Old Olive, Whisper White
  • Ink – Black Memento
  • DSP – Christmas Around the World
  • Other – Watercolor Christmas Project Kit
Happy Stampin’
Libby

Before I forget, did you know we have a Christmas Card tutorial? Check out our Create with Connie and Mary November Session. Tutorials make planning holiday cards a snap! Try us out!

Here is a snippet at the November projects –

These are the sets used –

  • Christmas Quilt Bundle
  • Hearts Come Home Bundle
  • Christmas Sweaters Stamp Set
  • Santa’s Suit Bundle
  • Smitten Mitten Bundle

The 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!