Blogging Friends Blog Hop – July

This is the SECOND of three blog hops for me today!

Please check them all out and leave comments! I’ll be giving away BLOG CANDY to one lucky person who comments on all three posts today!! Here is the giveaway –

Notecards & envelopes, rhinestones, stamp set, clear block and 3 ink spots!!! (Please leave your comments by 10:00 pm CDT.)

On with the projects!

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Our theme this month is perfect – watercoloring!

This is not one of my stronger areas in card making so it was fun to be challenged with this.

I went with patriotic colors again creating these –
libbystamps, stampin up, Happy Birthday Thinlits, Large Numbers Framelits, Wood Crate Framelits, Patriotic, BFBH, watercolor, red white & blue

Of course, a festive 4th card! I used the Happy Birthday Thinlits and just cut them apart! Paired nicely with the Large Numbers Framelits.

libbystamps, stampin up, Happy Birthday Thinlits, Large Numbers Framelits, Wood Crate Framelits, Patriotic, BFBH, watercolor, red white & blueAnd believe it or not, people have birthday on July 4 as well! Lol! I went with a birthday card too also using the Happy Birthday Thinlits!libbystamps, stampin up, Happy Birthday Thinlits, Large Numbers Framelits, Wood Crate Framelits, Patriotic, BFBH, watercolor, red white & blueI created the watercolor background easily. This is a fool-proof method.

I placed the watercolor paper on paper towels. I dampened it with a spray bottle of water. I took a clear block and smeared it the ink pad and partially ran it across the wet paper. I cleaned the block and repeated the step in a different ink pad color over the uninked area of the wet watercolor paper . The excess water and coloring that pooled on the edge, I gently wiped off. I let it dry then completed my cards.

Pretty stunning, right? This method made bold watercolor images once dried. I did try a few different techniques.

Before heading over to talented, Mary and her watercoloring, leave me a comment. You know, I’ve got blog candy for a lucky person!!!Continue on Blog Hop Icon

Supplies –

  • Stamp Set – none!
  • Framelits – Happy Birthday, Large Numbers, Wood Crate
  • Card Stock – Whisper White, Pacific Point, Silver Glimmer Paper
  • Ink – Real Red, Pacific Point
  • Other – Watercolor Paper
Happy Stampin’
Libby

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We Create June Blog Hop

This is my third of three posts today for Three post Thursday and new catalog launching!! This is a blog hop for We Create!

I went with one of my favorites from the catalog so far, the Lovely Words Thinlits –

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A simple card showcasing the cutout words.

I paired the framelits with a sentiment from Wood Words. I used two new In-Colors here too, Powder Pink and Berry Burst.

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I stepped up this card by adding the 1/8 Silver ribbon. Surprisingly, it curled when I ran it quickly along a pair of scissors! I also added a few Rhinestone Basic Jewels.

Please leave a comment before going onto the talented Kris Kilkenny – we all love to read your comments!

Supplies –

  • Stamp Set – Wood Words
  • Framelits – Lovely Words Thinlits
  • Card Stock – Berry Burst, Powder Pink
  • Ink – Berry Burst
  • DSP – Fresh Florals
  • Other – 1/8 Silver Ribbon
Happy Stampin’
Libby

Blogging Friends Blog Hop – June – New Catalog Fun

The new catalog is here! The new catalog is here! The new catalog is here!!!!!!

On this June blog hop, you will see lots of new stuff from the new catalog!!!

Yay – we LOVE ideas, inspiration and finding yet one other thing we ‘need’, right??

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In libbystamps style, I went one stamp set to feature, Lovely Inside & Out. I created three coordinating cards too.

In looking at some of the larger images from this set, they looked like animal print to me. So. I went with that as my starting point. I also used new In-color here, Lemon Lime Twist. Sort of yellow. Sort of green. Sort of great!

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This In-Color, Tranquil Tide is a bit softer. Reminds me of velvet. Such a soothing, calming color. And, my ink pad stamps like a dream!

libbystamps, stampin up, Lovely Inside & Out, BFBH, 2017-2019 In-ColorsThis is another sort of velvety color to me, Fresh Fig. It really popped against the ‘animal’ print here. I used two colors to stamp the background, Memento Black, stamped three times before inking it up again, and straight Sahara Sand. makes for a really fun design.

libbystamps, stampin up, Lovely Inside & Out, BFBH, 2017-2019 In-Colors

I hope you’ve enjoyed my one stamp wonder cards here too. They are SO fun! I love them!

Before heading over to talented, Danica, please leave me a comment.

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Supplies –

  • Stamp Set – Lovely Inside & Out
  • Card Stock – Whisper White, Lemon Lime Twist, Tranquil Tide, Fresh Fig
  • Ink – Memento Black, Sahara Sand, Lemon Lime Twist, Tranquil Tide, Fresh Fig
  • Punches – 1/2 Circle
Happy Stampin’
Libby

Blogging Friends Blog Hop – February

Welcome to our February Blogging Friends Blog Hop, the month of love!

We have a guest blogger again this month, Tami White. Welcome, Tami! 

Our theme this month is, of course, LOVE.

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This was quite convenient for me.  My hubs was going to visit his mother (in Holland, we’re in Texas) for her birthday. I always like to make him love notes to stash in his suitcase!

I went with the Sunshine Wishes Thinlits from the big idea book and catalog. I paired it with a 6×6 DSP stack from the mini, Sending Love.

I wanted to show you the versatility of our dies and to use every part of it.

In this first card, I used the outer part of the heart die cut –

libbystamps, stampin up, Sunshine Wishes Thinlits, Large Letters Framelits, Silver Glimmer Paper, Sending Love DSP, BFBH, 3x3, love notes

I paired it with the inner part of the love die. I did plan that I would be using the outer portion and started with a square to create a 3×3 card.

Most people only use this portion of this die, the sweet, scribbly heart –

libbystamps, stampin up, Sunshine Wishes Thinlits, Large Letters Framelits, Silver Glimmer Paper, Sending Love DSP, BFBH, 3x3, love notes

Of course, it’s a great choice because it’s just too cute. You can see that I used it with the outer portion of the love die this time. I also don’t want to waste any of the Glimmer paper either!

Lastly, I used the center of the heart –

libbystamps, stampin up, Sunshine Wishes Thinlits, Large Letters Framelits, Silver Glimmer Paper, Sending Love DSP, BFBH, 3x3, love notes

It’s kinda funky and I really like the style of it! (I had a Card Buffet a couple of weeks ago and we used the inner part of the U’s then – I saved the outer parts!) This card just says, love U! How sweet is that?

libbystamps, stampin up, Sunshine Wishes Thinlits, Large Letters Framelits, Silver Glimmer Paper, Sending Love DSP, BFBH, 3x3, love notesAll together, some mighty fine cards to be stashed away between clothes to let the hubs know how much I love and miss him!

What do you think? Have I inspired you to used all pieces of a die cut out? I’d love to read your comments!

And, of course, this is a blog hop, so head on over to Mary Blocher to see what she has done with this months theme of love!

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Happy Stampin’
Libby

November Blogging Friends Blog Hop

Hello November!!!! Hope you Halloween was fun, festive and safe!

Welcome to another Blogging Friends Blog Hop!

Our theme this month is the stamp set, Lovely as a Tree! You know it, a classic that’s been around Stampin Up forever!

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Here is my first card –

libbystamps, stampin up, Lovely as a Tree, Christmas Pines, Layering Ovals Framelits, BFBH

I decided to mix way old (Lovely as a Tree) with way new (colors and stamp set) and go with a Christmas card.

libbystamps, stampin up, Lovely as a Tree, Christmas Pines, Layering Ovals Framelits, BFBH

I love these colors together too! I’m a true red and green gal when it comes to decor and personal style, but I love expanding the Christmas color pallet and trying new combinations. This. I. Love.

Of course, when you hear the name, Lovely as a Tree, the image in this card is what come to mind. I’m most certain –

libbystamps, stampin up, Lovely as a Tree, Christmas Pines, Real red 3/4 Stitched Edge Ribbon, BFBH

It’s the classic image!

libbystamps, stampin up, Lovely as a Tree, Christmas Pines, Real red 3/4 Stitched Edge Ribbon, BFBH

I just had to create something using it. I once again mixed way old and way new using the same stamp set. The addition of the glimmer paper and ribbon is very elegant.

As I put these two clean stamps away, I noticed a tiny leaf stamp in the box. Sure enough, it’s part of the set too. I just had to use it because I can’t say I really have ever seen it used before!

libbystamps, stampin up, Lovely as a Tree, Acorny Thank You, Layering Ovals Framelits, Copper Foil, Copper Metallic Thread, BFBH

Mixed with the Copper Foil – a WINNER!

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The Copper Metallic Thread helped too! This turned out to be a very fall-like card. But, oh so lovely!

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I hope you enjoyed my spread of Lovely as a Tree cards! Please leave some happy reading! Bloggers love to read comments!

Head on over to Anne Power to see what she has done with this stamp set!

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Happy Stampin’
Libby
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July Blogging Friends Blog Hop

Well, another month has passed! Time to receive lots of craftin’ goodness from me in a couple of posts for the day. This one is the Blogging Friends Blog Hop.

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Our theme this month is S U M M E R !

For me, that’s a little hard! Our summers here are humid scorchers! And, unless you live in Texas, you’ll never quite understand just what I mean….

I created two cards that are bright and fun and remind me of summer. This first one goes without sayin’ –

libbystamps, stampin up, Layering Circles Framelits, Sunshine Wishes Thinlits, Gold Foil, Silver Foil, BFBH, Sunburst Thinlits, summer

Remember, I said scorcher! Gold foil Sunburst with the new Layering Circles Framelits. It’s a no-stampin’ card because, well, there’s no stampin’ here. The sentiment is from the Sunshine Wishes Thinlits (currently, my favorite).

When I cut this, I placed the foil good side out to get a reversed burst here. I also glued down just the center and used Dimensionals on the edges for depth. Hard to photograph, but, it’s there.

Then, the other thing that comes to mind for summer is beautiful flowers. The real kind that require little hydration! So I used the same Sunshine Wishes Thinlits to create this –

libbystamps, stampin up, Layering Circles Framelits, Sunshine Wishes Thinlits, Gold Foil, Silver Foil, BFBH, Sunburst Thinlits, summer I also used foil, silver this time to create the flower. I cut two out and over lapped them. I adhered then to Melon Mambo card stock and cut them out. It makes for a stunning flower using the same Layering Circles Framelits for the center. It’s simple. Bold. Elegant. Fun.

libbystamps, stampin up, Layering Circles Framelits, Sunshine Wishes Thinlits, Gold Foil, Silver Foil, BFBH, Sunburst Thinlits, summerSo. Two gorgeous, clean and simple cards for the ‘summer’!!!

This is a ‘blog hop’, which means you ‘hop’ from one blog to another. Everyone has created some fabulous projects. Please leave me some good ‘card-carma’ in the form of a comment. Then, hop on over to see what the others have created.

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Or, click on the names below to check out the others and their favorites –

Libby Fens – you are here!
Tammy Gill
Happy Stampin’
Libby

June Blogging Friends Blog Hop

Welcome to the June edition of the Blogging Friends Blog Hop! This is the first of three very special posts today. All featuring NEW products that you can order NOW!

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This month our hop features new stuff! So, how about I show off the new In-Colors for 2016-2018?

You know me, I have to have a theme – more than what our general theme is – because that’s the way I stamp!

I created this little nifty holder first –

libbystamps, stampin up, Perfectly Wrapped, Swirly Scribbles Thinlits, BFBH, Blogging Friends Blog Hop, 2016-2018 In-Color

Sort of simple in design. But, what’s in the box? Not so simple –

Of course, F I V E  cards!!!

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Yes, a Little Gift of sorts! The focal point here is lol, Dapper Denim!!!

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These cards made me say Hooray when it all came together. Each card has all of the five new In-Colors, one a focal point.

The focal point here is Peekaboo Peach. Looks yummy enough to eat!

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Kudos for colors that work really well together! And, with this adorable Swirly Scribbles Thinlits…….oh my! Makes a great focal point in Emerald Envy.

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This has been a happy day for me that these all came together so nicely! Here, the highlight is Sweet Sugarplum.

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Thanks for taking a look at Flirty Flaming and the 2016-2018 In-Color friends!

Now, how about leaving me a comment??

libbystamps, stampin up, Perfectly Wrapped, Swirly Scribbles Thinlits, BFBH, Blogging Friends Blog Hop, 2016-2018 In-Color A wonderful set of cards and matching holder for them. Perfect for an Open House to show new colors and product off!

Hop over to see what the others have created using new products!

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You can click on the names below to check out the others and their favorites –

Libby Fens – you are here!
Lorene Yoshimura-Tanigawa