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Hi Stampers! Today I have a card I designed for Try Stampin’ on Tuesday.

Challenge #317. Optional Theme : A Ray of Sunshine

What a great challenge to get you to thinking! Wouldn’t you agree?

This is what I came up with –

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I think I got it right on the mark! It’s simply fun! Bright too! You almost need sunglasses!

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I like the addition of the 2 circles, one in front of the starburst, the other behind. The retired Stampin’ Up Cloudy Day embossing isn’t half bad either! It added just what the card needed!

I hope that I inspired you to create a card using a Ray of Sunshine as your starting point to join us this week! You can link up on our blog  or on our Facebook page – so, you have no reason not to show us a project!

Happy Stampin’
Libby

CCMC Saturday Blog Hop – Spring Flowers

We are having the best spring weather here in the Texas area – low, low humidity! Feels SO much like a fresh spring!

So, time to celebrate and get creative with a Create with Connie and Mary blog hop!

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Our theme this week is Spring Flowers! Just perfect – because everything here is just a blooming!

I think of tulips when I thing spring. So, that was my inspiration for this –

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……and Mother’s Day. It’ll be be here before we know it!

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These sweet tulips were created using a couple of the egg framelits from the Basket Builder framelits. Would you believe that!?!?! Yes, it took two Big Shot passes for each one, but so worth it. These are adorable flowers!

Supplies –

  • Stamp Set – Oh So Succulent
  • Framelits – Basket Builder, Window Box
  • Card Stock – Sweet Sugarplum, Sahara Sand, So Saffron, Peekaboo Peach, Melon Mambo, Watermelon Wonder, Pear Pizzaz
  • Ink – Sweet Sugarplum
  • DSP – Succulent Garden
  • Other – Emerald Envy Solid Baker’s Twine

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The Create with Connie and Mary April Mini Session will soon be open!  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.
  • 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.
  • The FABULOUS design team designs the projects – Connie Babbert, Mary Brown, 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)
  • And, if you are a Demo….this is a tax deduction for your Stampin’ Up! business? But…you don’t need to be a demo to enjoy this mini-subscriptions!

So…NOW is a great to subscribe to have all these wonderful ideas right at your fingertips! Head over to Create with Connie and Mary and subscribe today!

Happy Stampin’
Libby

Celebrate Ed

Quick post today! It’s the hubs birthday as you can tell!

I created a sweet and simple card to for my his birthday this year –

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I told you. Sweet. Simple.

It matches the ensemble pretty nicely –

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You agree?

I have never used my light box and forgot to return it – ’bout time I put it to good use!

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Cheers and Happy Birthday, my dear!

Supplies –

  • Stamp Set – Happy Celebrations
  • Card Stock – Whisper White
  • Ink – Sweet Sugarplum, Marina Mist, Pear Pizzaz, Tuxedo Black Memento
Happy Stampin’
Libby

The Create with Connie and Mary April Mini Session will soon be open!  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.
  • 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.
  • The FABULOUS design team designs the projects – Connie Babbert, Mary Brown, 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)
  • And, if you are a Demo….this is a tax deduction for your Stampin’ Up! business? But…you don’t need to be a demo to enjoy this mini-subscriptions!

So…NOW is a great to subscribe to have all these wonderful ideas right at your fingertips! Head over to Create with Connie and Mary and subscribe today!

Peekaboo for Baby

We have a sweet color challenge to inspire you today at Create with Connie and Mary –

I think it’s sweet because I created a baby card with the colors and baby cards are always sweet!

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Nice, huh? These colors were perfect for a non-gender baby card! Although, today it seems though everyone knows what they are having….

I used an old favorite, Work of Art to create the stripes in each of the challenge colors. I stamped each color three times until almost no more ink on the stamp! The sentiment was stamped full strength each time. Simple to create a dramatic look.

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I love this card and can’t wait to find someone to send it to! Any of you expecting and need a handmade card from libbystamps???

You should see how the other Design Team members used the colors. Some equally awesome cards!

If you’d like to create a card and share with our challenge, you can link up on our Facebook page.

Supplies –

  • Stamp Set – Work of Art, B.Y.O.P
  • Card Stock – So Saffron, Sahara Sand, Whisper White
  • Ink – So Saffron, Peek-a-boo Peach, Sahara Sand
  • Other – Petal Burst Embossing Folder, Whisper White Thick Baker’s Twine. Mini Handheld Stapler
Happy Stampin’
Libby

The Create with Connie and Mary April Mini Session will soon be open!  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.
  • 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.
  • The FABULOUS design team designs the projects – Connie Babbert, Mary Brown, 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)
  • And, if you are a Demo….this is a tax deduction for your Stampin’ Up! business? But…you don’t need to be a demo to enjoy this mini-subscriptions!

So…NOW is a great to subscribe to have all these wonderful ideas right at your fingertips! Head over to Create with Connie and Mary and subscribe today!

Watercooler Wednesday #113, Libby’s Sketch Challenge

Ha, that’s me!!!

Happy Wednesday everyone! Today at Watercooler Wednesday, as you can see, I’m the host for this weeks challenge! Yippee!

I decided to go with a sketch to spark your creativity!

What do you think –

Pretty fun sketch, I’d say!

I decided to create a shaker card –

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It’s quite nifty in that I used one of our clear envelopes to hold the contents of the shaker card. This makes creating one really easy!!!!

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My shakers pieces are from a couple of the patterns in the Designer Series Papers – one had cake slices all over it, the other was rows of candles. Both, I meticulously cut out. Yes, my hand did get a little tired after a while! I also threw in some gold sequins from the Gold Sequin Trim too!

It’s a really fun, upbeat card perfect for anyone!

Get creatin’ and join my challenge over a Watercooler Wednesday! See you at the cooler!

Supplies –

  • Stamp Set – none!
  • Framelits – Circles Collection, Cupcake Cutouts
  • Card Stock – Tangerine Tango, Emerald Envy, Pacific Point
  • DSP – Party Animal
  • Other – Medium Clear Envelopes, Gold Sequin Trim
Happy Stampin’
Libby

Ghirardelli Tiny Bunny Treat Holder Tutorial

One of yesterdays posts, I showed this little cutie –

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Sweet, huh?

I like to create my own patterns because of the challenge. I love that challenge of figuring something out! I bought the candy and designed the holder around it!

Today, I’ll give you a pictorial tutorial how I created it.

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Start with a piece of card stock measuring 2 1/2 x 5. (Yes, a blue paper pattern resting on a well used Stampin’ pierce mat!)

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Score on the short side 1/2, 2. Rotate and score along the long side at 2, 3 1/4, 3 3/4.

Note : I also scored at 2″ to the 1/2 score mark so I’d know where to cut away. In my pictures it’s already removed.

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I made little notches where the creases intersect.

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My grass was already cut. I adhered it to the portion of the box using Tombow Liquid Glue, facing out. You can use your favorite strong adhesive though.

At this point, create a basic box. Glueing grass flaps to the back. They do fold easily!

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I decorated them after they were finished.

Please let me know what think if you recreate this little holder. I’d love to hear from you!

Supplies –

  • Stamp Set – none, can you believe it?
  • Framelits – Basket Builder
  • Card Stock – Peekaboo Peach, Pink Pirouette, Wisteria Wonder, So Saffron, Pool Party, Cucumber Crush
  • Other – Silver Glimmer Paper, Tombow Liquid Glue
Happy Stampin’
Libby

The Create with Connie and Mary April Mini Session will soon be open!  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.
  • 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.
  • The FABULOUS design team designs the projects – Connie Babbert, Mary Brown, 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)
  • And, if you are a Demo….this is a tax deduction for your Stampin’ Up! business? But…you don’t need to be a demo to enjoy this mini-subscriptions!

So…NOW is a great to subscribe to have all these wonderful ideas right at your fingertips! Head over to Create with Connie and Mary and subscribe today!