Llama Love

Spending a little time paper crafting for Create with Connie and Mary . It’s Thursday and we have a new challenge –

This is a really great sketch. I was torn between using soon-to-retire products or new stuff. I went with soon-to-retire, because I won’t get to feature them for much longer.

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Can’t go wrong with the Birthday Fiesta bundle and matching Designer Series Paper.

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Isn’t this the cutest!?!? I am going to miss this Llama. I mean, who has a Llama framelit? Really?

This just made me smile. Big. And, it was a great way to use this suite just one more time! It is available until May 31.

Take a look at all the wonderful creations the other Design team members came up with on our Create with Connie and Mary site. You can create a card and link up to our Facebook page.

Looking forward to seeing your creations!

Supplies –

  • Stamp Set – Birthday Fiesta
  • Framelits – Fiesta Time Framelits, Layering Circles
  • Bundles – Birthday Fiesta Bundle
  • Card Stock – Whisper White, Crumb Cake
  • Ink – Emerald Envy, Early Espresso
  • DSP – Festive Birthday
Happy Stampin’
Libby

The brand new JUNE Mini Session is coming soon! (Yes, with the uncertainty of the retiring products and lateness of the preorder, we decided to skip May.)  We’ll be featuring products from the BRAND NEW Annual Catalog in June!

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, and
  • 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 joining us – 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)

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!

JUNE SNEAK PEEK COMING SOON!

CREATE WITH CONNIE AND MARY

JUNE 2017 ONLY

$8.95 US


PREORDER BONUS PROJECT:  Purchase BOTH June and July 2017 Mini Sessions and get a PREORDER BONUS TUTORIAL designed by Connie Babbert immediately upon purchase!

You’ll have the tutorial NOW to use before the new catalog begins!

Preorder 2017 Bonus Project

JUNE & JULY 2017 MINI SESSIONS

plus BONUS 2017 PREORDER project!

$17.90 US

PREORDER BONUS PROJECT: Purchase BOTH June and July 2017 Mini Sessions and get a PREORDER BONUS TUTORIAL designed by Connie Babbert immediately upon purchase!
You’ll have the tutorial NOW to use before the new catalog begins!

Preorder 2017 Bonus Project
JUNE & JULY 2017 MINI SESSIONS
plus BONUS 2017 PREORDER project!

$17.90 US

Cinco de Mayo Fiesta

Happy May fifth!

Made a quick card in honor of Cinco de Mayo –

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I’m going to miss this bundle!

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This Llama is just THE cutest! His expression!

This is still available for purchase if you are interested. The designer series paper too!

Happy Stampin’
Libby

Blogging Friends Blog Hop – May – Retiring Favorites

May first and before we know it, the new catalog will be here. This is the first of two blog hops for the day!

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In honor of the current catalog ending, we will say farewell to some of out favorite Retiring Products. This post is all about retiring products. A few that I really liked out of several that are retiring!

I created five 4×4 cards to share. No particular order. libbystamps, stampin up, Nailed It Bundle, Nailed It. Build It Framelits, Sending Love DSP

From the Occasions Mini, the Nailed It bundle sold out as soon as it went on the retiring list. I just love it – so versatile and a masculine set for once! I paired it with the Sending Love Designer Series Paper.

libbystamps, stampin up, Stylish Stems Framelits, Special Reason, Pop of Pink Specialty DSP

This Stylish Stems Framelits was my favorite flower framelit, also from the Occasions Mini. The coordinating Special Reason stamp set was ok, not my favorite as the words are too small. Of course, I purchased both of them. This paired well with the (soon to retire) Pop of Pink Specialty Designers Series Paper.

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Of course, the In-Colors are always sad to see leave. At least they are around for a couple of years! My favorite color was the Cucumber Crush! I used the T-shirt Builder framelits, Custom Tee Bundle, to create this. These are also from the mini. I liked the ‘Happy Stamper’ stamp. That is SO usable for us!

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From the large, main catalog. The Llama. Who does not love a llama? Who? This was an awesomely cute bundle! The designer series paper was pretty cool too.

libbystamps, stampin up, Fresh Fruit, Fruit Stand DSP, pears

The last stamp set I’ll share is the Fresh Fruit. I loved this. It was simply sweet.

libbystamps, stampin up, Gorgeous Grunge, Banners Framelits, Layered Letters Alphabet, 12x12 Kraft Card Stock, box

Lastly. The 12×12 Kraft card stock will no longer be available. I created (from scratch) a nifty box to hold all these cards. And, yes, the Banners Framelits, the Gorgeous Grunge stamp set and the Layered Letters Alphabet will not be in the upcoming catalog either. Gorgeous Grunge? I got so much use from this set!

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Whew. That’s a lot of retiring stuff! And, I didn’t even touch the tip of all the things I really loved from the 2016-2017 catalog. Not too sad though. Can’t be. Lots of new, wonderful items coming our way. If you feel compelled to need any of these or other items, please order here.

So, this is a blog hop, before heading over to talented, Mary Blocher, please leave me a comment.

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Happy Stampin’
Libby

Paper Pumpkin Birthday for Robin

Happy January 2nd to you!

And that means a HAPPY BIRTHDAY to my friend Robin!

img_0816We had a blast painting these master pieces!!!

I had to made just the right card!

I decided to take all the Many Manly Occasions Paper Pumpkin kits I had (I had a lot of them) and USE THEM! I made Christmas cards with one of the styles of cards and the other style I decided to create birthday cards for my friends!

This is my design –

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I mass produced these as well, like the Christmas cards.

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I had to match the thicker, non-SU bakers twine. I think these colors work nicely!

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And open, the card has a nice split of (retired) silver glimmer paper on the inside.

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Makes for a cool see through effect and you have a space to write on!

I just love the way these turned out! They were quick. The result is glitzy. My friends will feel the love in my hand made card!

Just who will be the next recipient????

Please leave a comment – everyone loves to read a nice heartfelt comment!

By the way, this card base came from a previously received monthly subscription called Paper Pumpkin from Stampin Up! You, too, can receive these monthly kits and get your creativity on! Each kit comes complete with everything needed to finish the projects. (Mine were embellished here.)

Happy Stampin’
Libby

Happiest of Birthdays

Quick post today as it’s MY birthday!!!

But, I wanted to post a card for Nacho Average Challenges before it closes –

Some cool, fun colors, right?

I thought so. And, when I saw these colors, I thought of those handmade blankets from Mexico that you can get, (I got one while I was in college). I created this –

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I love the fringe trim!! It just made the blanket!

libbystamps, stampin up, Birthday Fiesta, Work of Art, Hearts Border Punch, NAC176

It’s a rather simple card, but, oh so fun!

libbystamps, stampin up, Birthday Fiesta, Work of Art, Hearts Border Punch, NAC176

The fringe trim on the ‘blanket’ came from the July, What a Gem Paper Pumpkin kit. It was just perfect for this!

I guess I need to send it forward now – so someone else can have a birthday happy!

Have a great day all! I’m off to have some birthday happy myself!!!

Happy Stampin’
Libby

Stepped Up Sunday, Partying Llama

Today I have a stepped up version of Saturdays card.

So, how could this be stepped up you ask?

Here is the front of todays card –

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I got you thinking don’t I??? Doesn’t look too different.

Well, yes it is. See –

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Another Z-Fold card! How cool and stepped is that?

Happy Stampin’
Libby

Simple Saturday, Partying Llama

As the name implies, Simple Saturday. As the card is created –

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Adorbs, right?

Just a Llama having fun!

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I think it’s too cute in this A-frame style card!

Join me tomorrow to see just how I step up this card!

Happy Stampin’
Libby