We Create April Blog Hop

No foolin’, I’ve got a couple of great cards for We Create Bloggers!

I made two cards, one simply cute –

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And, one super cute –

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The first card was on my March Card Buffet. People loved it!

The Basket Bunch Bundle is an absolute must have from this Occasions Mini catalog! I loved the simplicity of the first card, until………until, I added the designer series paper. The addition made the card really cute!

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A couple of great Easter cards! Don’t you agree?

Please leave a comment before going onto the next talented designer – we all love to read your comments! Please leave us a good read!

Supplies –

  • Stamp Set – Basket Bunch
  • Dies – Basket Builder
  • Bundles – Basket Bunch Bundle
  • Card Stock – Whisper White, Soft Sky, Pink Pirouette, So Saffron, Wisteria Wonder, Cucumber Crush, Tip Top Taupe
  • DSP – Succulent Garden
  • Ink – Calypso Coral, Soft Suede, Crumb Cake
Happy Stampin’
Libby

Hoppy Easter

It’s Thursday! Time for a Create with Connie and Mary challenge!

This week it’s a new sketch to spark your creativity!

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Isn’t this a nice layout? So many options with this one!

Since Easter is around the corner, I decided to create a sweet little Easter card –

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Doesn’t this make you just ‘hoppy’ to see it?

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This little bunny is the sweetest! Luckily, with the Labeler Alphabet, I was able to custom create my sentiment! Nifty, huh?

I stamped and hand cut the tiny little bow tie – just because – to create a much needed detail for bunny. The framelits did the rest for me! If you haven’t looked closely at these framelits….check them out. The set is super cute!

The other designers created a variety of cards using the sketch. Check them out! I hope we inspire you to create a card. Those can be linked up on our Facebook page

Supplies –

  • Stamp Set – Labeler Alphabet
  • Framelits – Basket Builder
  • Bundles – Basket Bunch
  • Card Stock – Whisper White, Calypso Coral
  • Ink – Early Espresso
  • DSP – Succulent Garden
  • Other – Calypso Coral Thick Baker’s Twine
Happy Stampin’
Libby
The Create with Connie and Mary March Mini Session is now open!  Our mini sessions includes the instructions for 14 projects with full step-by-step tutorials:

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  • 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 Demos….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 Spring Equinox

That’s right!Happy Spring (more like summer here in Texas though)!

…..and why mark the occasion with a card??

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You know me and my love of paper crafting! And, my pile of unused dies cuts…..

So, I try to use them and create something with them.

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This is really just a fun card. The random flowers are my favorite part! Going with a nice retiring Cucumber Crush card base really helped the ‘spring’ stand out.

This non-Easter card shows the versatility of both the Basket Bunch and the Happy Celebration stamp sets! Worked quite nicely with the Carried Away DSP (FREE during Sale-a-Bration).

Luckily, today it IS a beautiful spring day. Guess I can go enjoy it myself now!

Happy Stampin’
Libby

The Create with Connie and Mary March Mini Session is now open!  Our mini sessions includes the instructions for 14 projects with full step-by-step tutorials:

March 2017 Collage

  • 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 Demos….this is a tax deduction for your Stampin’ Up! business? But…you don’t need to be a demo to enjoy this mini-subscriptions!

Purchase BOTH March and April 2017 Mini Sessions and get a SPRING 3D BONUS TUTORIAL designed by Mary Brown!  A perfect project for your spring classes!

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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!

Bunny for Watercooler Wednesday #110

Ahhhh. Middle of the week. I hope your Spring break has been good for you! Have you been able to have some you time? Perhaps this new sketch from Watercooler Wednesday will help!

Isn’t this just adorable? We all thought so!

But, remember, this is a CLEAN & SIMPLE challenge – so not a lot of stuff with that bunny – simple is the key.

I whipped this up quickly –

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It helps having an adorable stamp set and coordinating framelits! And, yes, DSP on hand too.

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This is a super sweet card and I can’t wait to mail it out!

I think my ‘peeps’ on the Design Team liked it. Lol! Do you? Comments are always appreciated.

See what the other made and find those dusty bunny stamps and use them!!! Challenges are soo much fun to play along with!

Supplies –

  • Stamp Set – Basket Bunch
  • Framelits – Basket Builder, Lot of Labels
  • Bundles – Basket Bunch Bundle
  • Card Stock – Whisper White, Daffodil Delight
  • Ink – Basic Grey
  • DSP – Fruit Stand
Happy Stampin’
Libby

Wacky Watercooler Spring Fever February Blog Hop

I’m back for another fabulous blog hop of paper crafting talent with the Wacky Watercooler!

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Our theme this month is Spring Fever! And, boy did I catch it!

I’ve been itching to play with the new Window Box Thinlits and the Basket Bunch stamp set. I think they’d make a great combination! And, they did. Just look at what I created –

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A sweet little basket just filled with mini cards!!! I used half, or one, of the basket pieces to create this basket.

Here are the cards individually –

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Who doesn’t love a chocolate bunny???

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…..and, Peeps? Did someone say, Peeps???

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Of course you have your Easter eggs.

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And let’s not forget about carrots. Carrots are very springy!

The cards are all 2×3, perfect for tags or little ‘love’ notes!

The basket grass was adhered with dimensionals to give a 3D or stacked appearance.

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This little set is just too precious!

Before checking out the other wonderful creations, please leave a happy read for me!

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If you missed someone, you can always see the lineup here –

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Or go back –

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Supplies –

  • Stamp Set – Basket Bunch
  • Dies – Basket Builder Framelits, Window Box Thinlits
  • Bundles – Basket Bunch Bundle, Window Shopping Bundle
  • Card Stock – Whisper White, Tip Top Taupe, Wisteria Wonder, Daffodil Delight, Flirty Flamingo, Chocolate Chip, Pumpkin Pie, Pear Pizzaz, Old Olive
  • Ink – Early Espresso
Happy Stampin’
Libby

Thanks a Bunch

Playing around with the Spring themed bundle, Basket Builder.

I got some color inspiration from Color Throwdown

And, a layout inspiration from CAS(E) this sketch

Great starting points, right?

And, we can always use thank you cards –

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Cute. Thank you cards.

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I just loved these sweet little carrots! A whole bunch! Lol!

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The sentiment is in the stamp set too! Coordinates perfectly!

So? Winner? Perhaps I should create a bunch of these? Orange you glad you stopped by?

Happy Stampin’
Libby

Hello, My Peeps

Happy Sunday!

I decided to play around with this Basket Bunch Bundle from the Occasion Mini catalog.

I didn’t get too far in playing because I stopped with these little cuties! You’ll understand…..

I get weekly updates from Freshly Made Sketches. It was my first sketch challenge to follow and play around with. I still love their style, but haven’t played around with then in forever!

This week, this is their challenge –

I struck me as I was looking at the pieces from this bundle. I quickly came up with this sweet little card –

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AhDOORable, right?? Because who doesn’t love Peeps??

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I stamped each one and framelit cut them out. Yes. there IS a coordinating framelit for these little cuties! 

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I stamped the greeting after eyeballing the placement of the Peeps. I popped each one up on a partial Dimensional. The inside of the card says ‘Peeps’ using the same Labeler Alphabet.

In looking at the sketch, the solid color lines reminded me of the long narrow boxes Peeps come in. Sometimes, the larger packs have 9 peeps if I recall…..Anyway, this sketch just spoke to me with these Peeps!!

I’d love to hear what you think of the card! I can’t wait to make a few more and send them out!!!

Happy Stampin’
Libby