Celebrate

Happy post – 4th of July! Here in Houston, we survived another holiday flood!

Not too soaked and was able to create a card for Create with Connie and Mary and out newest Thursday challenge! We are back to color and sketch challenges –

Great happy colors!

I designed this fun card with new products –

libbystamps, stampin up, Calligraphy Essentials, Birthday Backgrounds, Silver Baker's Twine, Aqua Painters

I started with the Celebrate sentiment. It’s from a stamp set called, Calligraphy Essentials.

I used the Birthday Backgrounds for the candles and the streamer curls. Perfect addition for this card!

Tip : After I did the stamping, I decided the card needed a little something. I added the watercoloring with a blender pen and the Blueberry Bushel pads. Since the new pads are not as squishable as the old ones, I touched the edge of the pad to collect the ink to color with.

We have some wonderful cards at Create with Connie and Mary using these colors! If you’re feeling inspired, create something and post it to our Facebook page. We’d love to see you there!

Stampin’ Up Supplies –

  • Stamp Set – Calligraphy Essentials, Birthday Backgrounds
  • Card Stock – Whisper White, Blueberry Bushel, Mango Melody, Grey Granite
  • Ink – Blueberry Bushel, Mango Melody, Grey Granite
  • Other – Silver Baker’s Twine, Aqua Painters
Happy Stampin’
Libby
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Blogging Friends Blog Hop – Annual Catalog

Good morning my Sunday friends!

Time for a fun round of blogging with my –

As you can see, the theme is the Annual Catalog.

I threw a dart at the wall to decide what to use because I like soo many of the new things.

The winner was the Blow Out the Candles Bundle!

libbystamps, stampin up, Blow Out the Candles, Blow Out the Candles Bundle, Candles & Confetti Framelits, BFBH

I love the framelit border! You have to cut it separate for the top and the bottom. That’s awesome because you can use it on multiple sizes of cards!

The stamped image and the balloons are also from the bundle! It’s just too cute!

It’s finished off with the Silver & Whisper White Baker’s Twine on the balloons. The balloons are also in the set.

Simple an adorable birthday suitable for anyone, including our guy friends!

Check out the others on our hop –

Comments are always appreciated!

Stampin’ Up Supplies –

  • Stamp Set – Blow Out the Candles
  • Framelits – Candles & Confetti
  • Bundles – Blow Out the Candles
  • Card Stock – Real Red, Coastal Cabana, Blueberry Bushel, Whisper White, Silver Foil
  • Ink – Blueberry Bushel
  • Other – Silver & Whisper White Baker’s Twine
Happy Stampin’
Libby

Favorite New Greeting – Create with Connie and Mary Saturday Blog Hop

Happy Saturday! As we close another month, where did the time go???

Speaking of time, it’s time for another Create with Connie and Mary Saturday blog hop!

Our theme this week features our Favorite New Greeting.

That’s like picking your favorite child!!! We have soo many great greeting!

I decided to go with a unique greeting –

libbystamps, stampin up, Healing Hugs, Subtle Dynamic EF, CCMC

This is a gorgeous new stamp set, Healing Hugs. It’s one of the Dist’Ink’tive stamps. The images look so real when stamped.

I stamped the flower in the new neutral, Merry Merlot, and fussy cut it out. The leaves are stamped twice in the returning color, Mossy Meadow. It’s also from the neutral family.

The card base is embossed with the Subtle folder. Perfect for adding just a little something to a card.

I think this will be a perfect card to send to someone not feeling so well! It will definitely perk them up!

Go forward to check out Debbie Henderson, and back to Mary Brown. I know they’ll have some great

Stampin’ Up Supplies

  • Stamp Set – Healing Hugs
  • Card Stock – Very Vanilla, Soft Sea Foam
  • Ink – Merry Merlot, Mossy Meadow
  • Other – Very Vanilla Baker’s Twine, Subtle EF

Poppy Pool Party Friend

Welcome to the Create with Connie and Mary Thursday challenge!

We’ve been ‘CASEing’ the new Stampin’ Up catalog for a few weeks now because there are soo many great ideas within its pages!

Here is our last catalog image to be inspired by –

Quite a pretty image!

I really felt the urge to use the (formerly known as) Oh So Eclectic Bundle.

libbystamps, stampin up, Oh So Eclectic, Love What You Do, Oh So Eclectic Bundle, Eclectic Layers Thinlits, Everyday Label Punch, CCMC

The image shows light stamping behind the main focal point. I thought the dies from the Eclectic layers were perfect as they emboss leaving a slight image, not cut! So it makes a nice impression on the card.

I also stamped the little plus signs too in the background.

I love how this card turned out. It’s not my typical style….but, sometimes we need to step out of our design box! I think it’ll be a big hit.

The other Design Team members at Create with Connie and Mary created some great cards too! Go take a peek.

Design your take on the sketch and link up here on our Facebook page.

Stampin’ Up Supplies –

  • Stamp Set – Oh So Eclectic, Love What You Do
  • Framelits – Eclectic Layers
  • Bundles – Oh So Eclectic (no longer sold together)
  • Card Stock – Pool Party, Poppy Parade, Bermuda Bay, Very Vanilla, Vellum
  • Ink – Pool Party, Bermuda Bay
  • Punches – Everyday Label
  • Other – Pool Party Baker’s Twine (retired)
Happy Stampin’
Libby

Garden Impressions Hello

Hello!

Got a share today designed for try Stampin’ on Tuesday!

Our newest challenge –

Optional theme : Vellum

Ok, I missed the vellum part….but, I nailed the inspiration layout!!

libbystamps, stampin up, Banners for You, Springtime Impressions Thinlits, Bunch of Banners Framelits, Garden Impressions 6x6 DSP, Soft Sea Foam, TSOT

Wouldn’t you agree? Although, the softness of this photo……looks like vellum is covering the whole thing!!!

I started with a favorite go-to color, Soft Sea Foam and added the Garden Impressions Designer Series Paper. This is actually the same sheet showing the two sides!

It’s accented in a Pacific Point flower from part of one of the flowers from the Springtime Impressions Thinlits. Yes, it was fussy cut to get just these flowers! I then backed them with Night of Navy and trimmed them closely. It added so much to the card!

The sentiment is from Banners for You and framelit cut with its coordinating framelit, Bunch of Banners, still a well used set for me!

Wouldn’t this card just make your day? I bet it would!

Check out the other Design Team cards on our blog or our Facebook page. You can also link up your designs on either site.

Stampin’ Up Supplies –

  • Stamp Set – Banners for You
  • Framelits – Springtime Impressions, Bunch of Banners
  • Card Stock – Soft Sea Foam, So Saffron, Pacific Point, Night of Navy
  • Ink – Pacific Point, Night of Navy
  • DSP – Garden Impressions
Happy Stampin’
Libby

Favorite New Catalog Designer Series Paper – Create with Connie and Mary Saturday Blog Hop

Happy Saturday!

Welcome to the Create with Connie and Mary Saturday blog hop!

Our theme this week features our Favorite New Designer Series Paper.

We just can’t get enough of this new catalog!

I couldn’t decide what my favorite Designer Series Paper, DSP, is from the new catalog. They are all fabulous!

I loved an idea I saw where you can see both sides of the paper when making a card. I used the Broadway Bound DSP to create this –

libbystamps, stampin up, Broadway Birthday, Broadway Bound DSP, Broadway Star June 2018 Paper Pumpkin kit, CCMC

Look how nice when opened –

libbystamps, stampin up, Broadway Birthday, Broadway Bound DSP, Broadway Star June 2018 Paper Pumpkin kit, CCMC

…..and, I used the Broadway Star June 2018 Paper Pumpkin kit too!

The bold, gold, Hooray, the balloon, and the black and white strip from the card front are both from the Paper Pumpkin kit. The polka dots / birthday cake patterned paper and stamped inside greeting are from the Broadway Bound Suite of products. It was awesome that they coordinated this month!

Go forward to Debbie Henderson, and back to Mary Brown to see what their favorites Designer Series Papers are. I know you’ll be inspired!

Stampin’ Up Supplies

  • Stamp Set – Broadway Birthday
  • Card Stock – Whisper White
  • Ink – Black Memento
  • DSP – Broadway Bound
  • Other – Broadway Star June 2018 Paper Pumpkin kit

Time for Tea

Welcome to the Create with Connie and Mary Thursday challenge!

We’ve been ‘CASEing’ the new Stampin’ Up catalog! Here is our latest inspiration –

Simply an adorable layout!

I decided to create a card using all one color : Blueberry Bushel, one of the new In-Colors. And, I used a new bundle, Time for Tea –

libbystamps, stampin up, Time for Tea, Spot of Tea Framelits, Time for Tea Bundle, In-Color 2018-2020 6x6, Subtle Dynamic EF, CCMC

Reminds me of Delft Blue or Blue Willow patterns with the intense blue colors.

I stamped the teacup and that top panel with the sentiment. The stripes are Designer Series Paper and the other floral pattern was stamped.

Notice the texture of the Blueberry Bushel card stock? It’s a new embossing folder, Subtle Dynamic. When we used to have textured card stock, that’s what it resembles. I will get lots of use from this one! I can tell already!

We all had fun with this inspiration this week. See all the Design Team creations at the Create with Connie and Mary blog. If you want to try designing a card, do so and link it up on our Facebook page. We’d love to see what you make!

Stampin’ Up Supplies –

  • Stamp Set – Time for Tea
  • Framelits – Spot of Tea
  • Bundles – Time for Tea
  • Card Stock – Blueberry Bushel, Whisper White
  • Ink – Blueberry Bushel
  • DSP – In-Color 2018-2020 6×6
  • Other – Subtle Dynamic
Happy Stampin’
Libby