Mitten Mitten

Happy Thursday! Welcome to a Create with Connie and Mary new sketch challenge.

Today we have some beautiful colors to inspire you –

When I looked at these colors, I had thoughts of warmth and softness. So that is what I translated onto my card –

libbystamps, stampin up, SSmitten Mittens, Colorful Seasons, Smitten Mittens Bundle, Many Mittens, Whole Lot of Lovely DSP, Layering Circles Framelits, CCMC

Don’t these look like really soft cozy mittens? Amazing how you can invoke this in a card design!

To start off, I used the Smitten Mittens bundle to create this card. I stamped the mittens and trim on a sheet from the Whole Lot of Lovely Designer Series Paper (it’s actually the same sheet, just front and back!). Added the sentiment and stamped the snowflakes for a little dimension.

When it was finished, I felt it needed a little something, so I added the baker’s twine to the mitten edges.

Everyone on the Create with Connie and Mary Design team create some lovely cards! Go check them out.

When we inspire you, you can link up you card on our Facebook page!

Stampin’ Up Supplies –

  • Stamp Set – Smitten Mittens, Colorful Seasons (snowflakes)
  • Framelits – Many Mittens, Layering Circles
  • Bundles – Smitten Mittens
  • Card Stock – Pool Party, Whisper White
  • Ink – Night of Navy, Pool Party, Powder Pink
  • DSP – Whole Lot of Lovely
  • Other – Whisper White Baker’s Twine
Happy Stampin’

Libby


Did you catch our October Create with Connie and Mary tutorial? Well, the November Session is almost ready to be released! But, the October session is still available!

Here is a sneak at the November projects –

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!

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Watercooler Wednesday 144 – Penny’s All About Birthday’s Challenge

Hello my Watercooler Wednesday fans!

We have a great all around challenge this week from Penny –

…because we always need birthday cards!

libbystamps, stampin up,

I went with a fall colored card with these rich greens and yellows. It’s just simply fun! And, it’s minimally stamped – just the sentiment! The beautiful flowers are from the Designer Series paper in the pack – I just cut one out!

Come check us out  and all our Design team creations using Penny’s sketch at Watercooler Wednesday – you can link up your card there too!

Stampin’ Up Supplies –

  • Stamp Set – Window Shopping
  • Card Stock – So Saffron, Very Vanilla
  • Ink – Early Espresso
  • DSP – Painted Autumn
  • Other – 5/8 Burlap Ribbon
Happy Stampin’
Libby

Special Delivery Just for You

Welcome back my blogging friends! Time to share a card designed for Try Stampin on Tuesday.

Here is our new bi-weekly sketch –

Challenge #347. Theme : How Sweet it Is

I went with this –

libbystamps, stampin up, Birthday Delivery, Birthday Delivery Bundle, Birthday Memories, Birthday Memories DSP, Birthday Friends Framelits, TSOT

A really easy, sweet card. Perfect for any age and gender. Those are the best kind of cards! Those that check all those boxes!

Please join our challenge on our blog, Try Stampin on Tuesday, or on our Facebook page. We look forward to seeing you!

Stampin’ Up Supplies

  • Stamp Set – Birthday Delivery
  • Framelits – Birthday Friends
  • Bundles – Birthday Delivery
  • Card Stock – Crumb Cake, Whisper White,
  • Ink – Black Memento
  • DSP – Birthday Memories
  • Punches – Balloon Builder
  • Other – Whisper White Baker’s Twine
Happy Stampin’
Libby

Did you catch our October Create with Connie and Mary tutorial? Well, the November Session is almost ready to be released! But, the October session is still available!

Here is a sneak at the November projects –

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!

Oh, Joy!

Quick post to start you week off creatively!

Instead of designing for one of my teams I’m on – I’m playing with someone else’s challenge!

Today, it’s for a long time love of mine, Freshly Made Sketches.

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They always have clean, simple designs that are very easy to create with. I was drawn to this one.

libbystamps, stampin up, Boxwood Wreaths Embellishments, Quilted Christmas 1/4 Ribbon, FMS311

I went with colors of red and green. Perhaps Christmas colors, but the sentiment could evoke really anything! Of course, adding the wreath and the ribbon makes this totally Christmas!

libbystamps, stampin up, Boxwood Wreaths Embellishments, Quilted Christmas 1/4 Ribbon, FMS311

The up close of this mini wreath because it sooo sweet! A great addition to the card, don’t you think?

Thanks for stopping by!

Stampin’ Up Supplies

  • Stamp Set – Watercolor Christmas
  • Framelits – Stitched Shapes
  • Card Stock – Real Red
  • Ink – Real Red, Whisper White
  • DSP – Painted Autumn
  • Other – Boxwood Wreaths Embellishments, Quilted Christmas 1/4 Ribbon
Happy Stampin’
Libby

Did you catch our October Create with Connie and Mary tutorial? Well, the November Session is almost ready to be released! But, the October session is still available!

Here is a sneak at the November projects –

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!

And We Give Thanks – Create with Connie and Mary Saturday Blog Hop

Happy Saturday! Time to share for Create with Connie and Mary and our Saturday blog hop.

Our theme this week is ‘We give thanks’. Great way to start the month of November!

libbystamps, stampin up, All Things Thanks, Painted Autumn DSP, Everyday Label Punch, CCMC

This Soft Sky blue is a great fall blue! It looks wonderful with these additional fall colors.

This card was simply created by adhering a piece of Painted Autumn Designer Series Paper to the card base. I added the stamped and punched sentiment from All Things Thanks. The Everyday Label Punch fit this sentiment perfectly! I tied Pool Party Baker’s twine around the card. The color looks close to Soft Sky. Easy, easy.

Going forward, check out Debbie Henderson, and going back, Mary Brown.

I know you’ll be inspired with their takes on our ‘We Give Thanks’ theme!

Stampin’ Up Supplies

  • Stamp Set – All Things Thanks
  • Card Stock – Soft Sky, Very Vanilla
  • Ink – Early Espresso
  • DSP – Painted Autumn
  • Punches – Everyday Label
  • Other – Pool Party Baker’s Twine
Happy Stampin’

Libby


Did you catch our October Create with Connie and Mary tutorial? Well, the November Session is almost ready to be released! But, the October session is still available!

Here is a sneak at the November projects –

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!

Glimmery Christmas Greetings

Hi Thursday friends! Welcome to another Create with Connie and Mary sketch challenge!

What an awesome layout to get inspired by! A great starting!

I went with a Christmas themed card –

libbystamps, stampin up, Merry Patterns, Card Front Builder Thinlits, Merry Music Specialty DSP, Classic Label Punch, Winter Wonder EF, CCMC

Photographing this just does not do it justice!

I started by flipping over the Merry Music Specialty Designer Series Paper and framelit cutting the trees. I did this to have the trees angled like this. It matched the sketch a little better. I placed that on top of the Silver Glimmer Paper. It’s reversed of what we normally would do.

libbystamps, stampin up, Merry Patterns, Card Front Builder Thinlits, Merry Music Specialty DSP, Classic Label Punch, Winter Wonder EF, CCMC

The other elements I just built after I created the focal point. I like the size of this sentiment from Merry Patterns. It fit the card nicely.

Everyone had a different take on our new sketch this week. Check out the other Design Team cards at Create with Connie and Mary. Link up your cards from the sketch on our Facebook page.

Stampin’ Up Supplies –

  • Stamp Set – Merry Patterns
  • Framelits – Card Front Builder
  • Card Stock – Whisper White, Silver Glimmer Paper
  • Ink – Real Red
  • DSP – Merry Music Specialty
  • Punches – Classic Label
  • Other – Winter Wonder EF
Happy Stampin’
Libby

Did you catch our October Create with Connie and Mary tutorial? Well, the November Session is almost ready to be released! But, the October session is still available!

Here is a sneak at the November projects –

 

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!

 

Watercooler Wednesday 143 – Gail’s Feminine Anything Goes Challenge

Hello Watercooler Wednesday fans! Part of three blog posts today! Thanks for joining me!

Got a wonderful Feminine challenge starting today from Gail –

I went with this lovely stamp set and Designer Series Paper to create this –

libbystamps, stampin up, Lots of Love, Whole Lot of Lovely DSP, fancy fold, WWC

It’s one of those neat, fancy folds! See when you open it –

libbystamps, stampin up, Lots of Love, Whole Lot of Lovely DSP, fancy fold, WWC

It truly is lovely! And quite simple too!

I started with a card base of 4 1/2 x 9, scored at 3 1/3. The second panel is 8 x 3, scored at 4. The Designer Series Paper is added to the card base inside and outside flap. So easy!

The other Design Team members created some lovely cards as well – check them out! Watercooler Wednesday. You can also link up your own card there as well! Looking forward to seeing your creations.

You can see my other two blog post here and here. They are both blog hops!!!

Stampin’ Up Supplies

  • Stamp Set – Lots of Love
  • Card Stock – Old Olive, Very Vanilla
  • Ink – Black Memento, Tangerine Tango
  • DSP – Whole Lot of Lovely
Happy Stampin’
Libby