Glimmer Celebrate

We are having some beautiful weather here in the Lone Star state! Still, I like to be inside with the blinds open creating!

Today, it’s for, Create with Connie and Mary.

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Really nice spring colors! I was a little stumped in my design though.

I created a card for any type of happy news –

libbystamps, stampin up, CCMC, Celebrations Duo EF, 6x6 Glimmer Paper, Balloon Bouquet Punch, Happy Celebrations, By the Shore DSPYou can ‘celebrate’ just about anything! I like these type cards – I can use them when I need them!

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The (**no longer available) Sweet Sugarplum Glimmer paper really adds the ‘pop’ this card needed! Don’t you agree?

**This Glimmer Paper was a promotional item for Sale-a-Bration 2017 that has sold out. Until March 31st, you may pick one of these items instead.)

Check out what the other Design Team members created on our blog. Some of the designs, I had an ‘oh, duh, why didn’t I think of that moment’!!!!

You can submit a card using the above colors on our Facebook page. Hope to see you there!

Supplies –

  • Stamp Set – Happy Celebrations
  • Card Stock – Mint Macaron, Whisper White
  • Ink – So Saffron, Sweet Sugarplum, Mint Macaron
  • DSP – By the Shore
  • Punches – Balloon Bouquet
  • Other – Celebrations Duo EF, 6×6 Glimmer Paper
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)
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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!

Celebrate Your Day

Happy Thursday everyone!

I have a special card I created for Create with Connie and Mary Thursday challenges!

Here is the color challenge –

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A wonderful set of colors to create with!

This card was special because it did double duty this week. For one, it was on this months Card Buffet, and of course, it was designed for the color challenge to inspire you!

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Isn’t this a great card?

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It’s so fun! It’d be a great masculine for young or old!

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The de-bossed image is quite cool. It’s refreshing from some of the other embossing folders we have.

I featured the other folder in the set on the Buffet too. Both were very popular choices this past weekend. This is together, on the same page, in the new Occasions Mini catalog. It’s one of my favorites!

TIP : When using this folder, or the one that says, HAPPY, before running it through the Big Shot, spritz the card stock with half alcohol and half (distilled) water to soften the paper and dry quickly after the embossing. I noticed if not, creases can form in odd places in your card stock.

I hope my card inspired you! Please leave me a comment before heading over to Create with Connie and Mary to see what the other design team created using these colors. Play along with us!

Card challenges are a great way to get your creative juices going! So get to creatin’!!!

Supplies –

  • Stamp Set – Happy Celebrations
  • Big Shot – Celebrations Duo EF
  • Punches – Duet Banner
  • Card Stock – Pacific Point, Whisper White
  • DSP – Party Animal
  • Ink – Crushed Curry, Pacific Point
  • Other – Emerald Envy Baker’s Twine
Happy Stampin’
Libby

Shades of Happy

I’ve been prepping all week for a Card Buffet this weekend. I always look to challenges to spark my creativity when creating the projects for the event.

This time I ran across Hand Stamped Sentiments for some inspirational colors –

I had an idea for a feminine type card, but I needed color direction. These colors were PERFECT!

I was interested in using the Celebrations Duo twice to show off how cool it is. And, cost-effective too! So I came up with this –

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I love it!!!! It’s a very similar card to this one.

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I spritzed each panel with half water and half alcohol prior to embossing to soften the paper. This is a rather deep impressions folder and it can crease or dimple the card stock if you don’t.

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The simple, minimal stamped sentiment goes well with the repeated HAPPY. And the Emerald Envy Baker’s Twine is THE finishing touch this card needed!

I think this will be a popular card this weekend. What do you think?

Happy Stampin’
Libby

Celebrate 100!

Celebrate 100 what?

Challenges!

We have had 100 challenges over at Watercooler Wednesday! To mark the occasion, we are having a special Celebration theme where anything goes!!!

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These are so much fun!

I decided to use something on the desk that I had already been playing around with earlier in the week. It’s these Celebrations Duo Embossing Folders on page 40 of the NEW Occasions Mini (IT STARTED TODAY!!!!!!) that I used over the weekend here.

See my fabulous card –

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I love this idea of the de-bossing then coloring over it to make it just P O P !!!!

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These are Tuxedo Black Memento ink balloons stamped over the de-bossed image. (It’s de-bossed because the impression is lowered instead of raised on the card stock.)

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For a little fun, I added the 100 in Tempting Turquoise and some Silver Glimmer Paper!!!

Don’t you just LOVE it?? You could change the number up to suite your needs in a snap!

I’d really love to read what you think about my card designed for the 100th challenge over at Watercooler Wednesday! And, please join in our celebration and submit a card! Challenges are soo much fun!

Supplies –

  • Stamp Set – Balloon Celebration, Labeler Alphabet
  • Big Shot – Celebrations Duo
  • Card Stock –Whisper White, Tempting Turquoise
  • Ink – Tuxedo Black Memento, Tempting Turquoise
  • Other – Silver Glimmer Paper
Happy Stampin’
Libby