Blogging friends Blog Hop – January – Baby, It’s Cold Outside

Welcome to the first post of the year!!!! Whoop! Whoop!

As you can see, our theme this month is Baby, It’s Cold Outside.

Huh……that could mean anything! So, I went with the obvious and when it’s cold outside, I want to warm up inside. What better way to do that than with coffee or hot chocolate!

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These are smaller cards meant to be left by the coffee maker as an invitation to join me for a warm beverage! I often do this – it lets others know they are loved!

I used some free (earned during Sale-a-Bration) Tutti-frutti Cards & Envelopes that I cut in half to make these smaller cards. The coffee mug on the left, I added a handle to the cup by using the framelit letter ‘C’. So easy! The other cup card is just a standard coffee cup framelit.

Sale-a-Bration starts January 3 and runs through March 31, 2018. For every $50 (USD) purchased, you will receive a free item of your choice from the Sale-a-Bration catalog! I’d love to send you a catalog – just ask! 

Going forward, you’ll head over to, Mary, going back, you head to Anna. Please take the time to leave a comment. I love hearing from you!

 

Stampin’ Up Supplies –

  • Stamp Set – Balloon Celebration, Coffee Cafe, Merry Cafe
  • Framelits – Coffee Cup
  • Bundles – Coffee Cafe
  • Card Stock – Crumb Cake, Whisper White, Soft Sky, So Saffron, Vellum
  • Ink – Crumb Cake, Early Espresso, Calypso Coral
  • Other – Tutti-frutti Cards & Envelopes
Happy Stampin’
Libby

Create with Connie and Mary subscriptions are on SALE!

Yes…you read that right…Connie and Mary are having an ‘end of year’ sale! We are having a sale on all our monthly Mini Editions for the past year AND as a special, we are also selling the tutorials for our BONUS projects for the past year.  Mini editions are 50% off the regular subscription price shown and BONUS projects are $2.95 (no discount).  Don’t miss out……we have never offered these outside of our subscriptions!

  • Our monthly mini sessions include the instructions for 14 projects with full step-by-step tutorials.
  • Each mini session includes 12 unique cards, featuring 3 stamp sets, and
  • Each mini session includes TWO 3D items perfect for your club or stamp camp
  • All designs and tutorials are EXCLUSIVELY for subscribers and will not be posted anywhere else online.
  • All 14 projects are available immediately so you have all projects (and tutorials) right there at your fingertips
  • Our FABULOUS design team members include Debbie Henderson, Libby Fens, and Melissa Davies!
  • We use Fastwagon for our processing, you should immediately receive a Digital Order email with a link to a downloadable Welcome letter with your passwords! Thank you!

NOTE:  Use Coupon Code ENDOFYEARduring checkout for the 50% off the regular $8.95 price!

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Create with Connie and Mary Saturday Blog Hop – Fun with Re-Inkers

Time for a little fun for Create with Connie and Mary and a blog hop! 

Our theme this week is a good one – Re-inker Fun!

The first thing that comes to mind is the shaving cream technique, then the baby wipe technique  – both create very interesting backgrounds.

I kept thinking about this idea…….and, I remembered taking re-inkers and dropping a dot of ink onto Shimmery White card stock and dragging a plastic scrapper or credit card along the paper to move the ink. And, that’s what I went with!

The colors I chose were from the brights : Real Red, Pumpkin Pie, Daffodil Delight, Old Olive and Tempting Turquoise. Simply because the re-inker box was conveniently open on my desk!  This is what my piece of Shimmery White card stock looked like before trimming it.

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For some reason, the Pumpkin Pie only went so far.

I trimmed that off as well as the initial drops where I started. I ended up with this –

libbystamps, stampin up, Re-Inker, CCMC, All Things Thanks, Coffee CafeI used double dimensionals to really give it the pop up. Behind the white inked and stamped panel and behind the black panel.

libbystamps, stampin up, Re-Inker, CCMC, All Things Thanks, Coffee CafePretty cool don’t you think?

We don’t know before the blog hop goes live what the others have created. I’m just as excited as you are to see what they did with re-inkers! Going forward, you will stop at Debbie Henderson. Back is Mary Brown. 

Simple Supplies –

  • Stamp Set – All Things Thanks, Coffee Cafe (hearts)
  • Card Stock – Whisper White, Shimmery White, Basic Black
  • Ink – Real Red, Pumpkin Pie, Daffodil Delight, Old Olive, Tempting Turquoise, Memento Black
Happy Stampin’
Libby

Just letting you know, I’m on the Create with Connie and Mary Design Team too! I create one of the monthly tutorials for them! The fabulous AUGUST session will be available on the 11th!

AUGUST, we are featuring –

  • Coffee Cafe Bundle
  • Ribbon of Courage
  • Feathery Friends
  • You Move Me Bundle
  • Pieces & Patterns (I designed this one!!!!)

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

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!

We will have a bonus Holiday project too –

Check out CREATE WITH CONNIE AND MARY for more details.

Blogging Friends Blog Hop – August – All About Me

Happy August! Yes, August. Already! That means blog hop time! First one of the day. This one is for Blogging Friends Blog Hop!

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Our theme this month is perfect – All About You!

I took this a little personally. I made three projects translating some of my favorites in stamped card form.

I am here because…..

I.

Love.

To Stamp.

I literally create something everyday. Yes, every day.

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This is a little booklet created for my stamp club 6 ladies. They each made one at the first class in July. They can jot down stamps they ‘need’.

Next, a favorite drink of mine……

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Coffee!

Current love? Cold brew. Shared with a friend, my daughter.

….and, this bundle – it’s one of the best in the catalog!

I love flowers. Tulips more specifically and the color black.

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These Tranquil Tulips are a favorite stamp set of mine! Isn’t this just gorgeous??

So. Me described in cards. My love for stampin’, coffee, and flowers!

Before heading over to talented, Mary, please leave me a comment. Continue on Blog Hop Icon

Supplies –

  • Stamp Set – Crafting Forever, Coffee Cafe, Timeless Textures, Tranquil Tulips, Eastern Beauty
  • Framelits – Coffee Cups Framelits
  • Bundles – Coffee Cafe Bundle,
  • Card Stock – Basic Black, Rose Red, Whisper White,
  • Ink – Memento Black, Crushed Curry, Rose Red
  • DSP – Color Theory DSP,
  • Other – various retired Stampin’ Up ribbons
Happy Stampin’
Libby

Just letting you know, I’m on the Create with Connie and Mary Design Team too! I create one of the tutorials for them! The fabulous JULY session is still available! And, before we know it, the August session will be available on the 11th! They are worth a looking into.

This JULY, we are featuring –

  • Crafting Forever
  • Pocketful of Sunshine Bundle
  • Delightful Daisy Bundle
  • Wood Words Bundle
  • Happy Birthday Gorgeous Bundle (I designed this one!!!!)

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
  • 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!

CREATE WITH CONNIE AND MARY

Coffee & a Cupcake

Got time for a cup of coffee and a cupcake for Create with Connie and Mary?

We have a new sketch starting today and I bet you have time for this kind of coffee and cupcake –

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In card form!

Calorie free my friend, calorie free.

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I used the Coffee Cafe bundle again. You can’t go wrong with this set at all. The background squares were just cut out, nothing fancy.

All of us on the Create with Connie and Mary Design Team had a different take on the sketch. Check out the other cards and play along on our Facebook page.

Supplies –

  • Stamp Set – Coffee Cafe, Oh So Eclectic
  • Framelits – Coffee Cups
  • Bundles – Coffee Cafe
  • Card Stock – Crumb Cake, Whisper White, Soft Sky, Chocolate Chip
  • Ink – Crumb Cake, Soft Sky, Early Espresso
  • DSP – Coffee Break
Happy Stampin’
Libby

Just letting you know, I’m on the Create with Connie and Mary Design Team as well and the new JULY session is now available!  I create part of the tutorial for them!

This month, we are featuring –

  • Crafting Forever
  • Pocketful of Sunshine Bundle
  • Delightful Daisy Bundle
  • Wood Words Bundle
  • Happy Birthday Gorgeous Bundle (I designed this one!!!!)

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
  • 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!

CREATE WITH CONNIE AND MARY

Create with Connie and Mary Saturday Blog Hop – Shaped Cards

Happy funtastic creative Saturday!

You know it’s time for another round of creative ideas from Create with Connie and Mary!

Our theme this week is a Shaped Card (not rectangle or square).

I had to put my thinking cap on for this one. This is going to be a great hop!

I looked at some of the new framelits that we have. The Coffee Cups framelits looked like a winner for creating a ‘shaped card’.

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Adorbs, right!?!?!?!?!?! It’s connected by the lid and/or the top of the cup.

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I stamped two cups, one for the front, one for the inside. They are connected by the ‘plastic’ top that was folded.

The words were masked off and die cut to create the outside and inside sentiment bands.

I even created a cute little envelope for it –

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Totally closed. Remember, this is a small card.

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Untied and splayed open. The card shows nicely!

libbystamps, stampin up, Coffee Cafe, 3/8 Crumb Cake Classic Weave Ribbon, Coffee Cafe Bundle, Coffee Cups  Framelits, gift card holder, CCMC….and, SURPRISE! It holds a gift card too!

The envelope is actually one of Stampin’ Up’s envelopes from the Notecards & Envelope sets. I scored it. Removed the upper side flaps. Folded sides in. Punched 1/2 partial circle on the sides. Ran ribbon through. Done. . . . .in a nutshell anyway!  

You’ll be soo excited to see what the other Design Team members created with our Shaped themed cards blog hop this week!

Supplies –

  • Stamp Set – Coffee Cafe
  • Framelits – Coffee Cups
  • Bundles – Coffee Cafe
  • Card Stock – Powder Pink, Crumb Cake, Whisper White, Vellum
  • Ink – Powder Pink, Crumb, Chocolate Chip
  • Punches – 1/2 Circle
  • Other – 3/8 Crumb Cake Classic Weave Ribbon, Notecards & Envelopes
Happy Stampin’
Libby

Just letting you know, the new JULY session is now available!

This month, we are featuring –

  • Crafting Forever
  • Pocketful of Sunshine Bundle
  • Delightful Daisy Bundle
  • Wood Words Bundle
  • Happy Birthday Gorgeous Bundle (I designed this one!!!!)

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
  • 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!

 CREATE WITH CONNIE AND MARY

Open House – Coffee, Catalogs and In-Colors

This past weekend I had my Open House! It was SO much fun!

I started with a theme, coffee, and decided to go from there. I got coffee cups, pastries and even had a coffee themed gift bag –libbystamps, stampin up, Coffee Cafe, Coffee Cafe Bundle, Coffee Cups Framelits, Coffee Break  DSP, 2017-2018 Catalog

The three make’n takes were just as fun too!

I chose the new Coffee Break Suite and designed two cards to make –

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Such pretty cards!

libbystamps, stampin up, Coffee Cafe, Coffee Cafe Bundle, Coffee Cups Framelits, Coffee Break  DSP, 2017-2018 Catalog

I had precut all the pieces to make it go quicker. Stamping of the sentiment and assembly were the only things that needed to be done.

libbystamps, stampin up, Coffee Cafe, Coffee Cafe Bundle, Coffee Cups Framelits, Coffee Break  DSP, 2017-2018 Catalog

Both cards were well received!

I have posted more pictures on my Facebook page too!

Check them out!

Supplies –

  • Stamp Set – Coffee Cafe
  • Framelits – Coffee Cups Framelits
  • Bundles – Coffee Cafe
  • Card Stock – Crumb Cake, Soft Sky, Whisper White, Garden Green
  • Ink – Early Espresso, Garden Green, Crumb Cake
  • DSP – Coffee Break
  • Other – twine
Happy Stampin’
Libby

The brand new JUNE Mini Session is now OPEN! We are featuring products from the BRAND NEW Annual Catalog in June! Delightful Daisy Bundle, Colorful Seasons Bundle, Tranquil Tulips, Wood Words Bundle, and Label Me Pretty Bundle.

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 2017 Collage

CREATE WITH CONNIE AND MARY

JUNE 2017 ONLY

$8.95 US

 

 

Thanks a Latte

Welcome back! I have a wonderful take on a sketch for Create with Connie and Mary.

Here is our sketch to create from –

A simply great starting point!

I decided to play around with some new stuff!
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Simply sweet, right?

I’m lovin’ this bundle! It’s awesome. So awesome that I am using this bundle as my theme for my Open House this weekend.

libbystamps, stampin up, Coffee Cafe, Coffee Cups  Framelits, Coffee Cafe Bundle, Coffee Break  DSP

Not sure if this card will make the class make’n take it or not, but it sure is cute!

See how the other Design team members used this inspirational picture on our site. You can link up a card on our Facebook page.

Supplies –

  • Stamp Set – Coffee Cafe
  • Framelits – Coffee Cups
  • Bundles – Coffee Cafe
  • Card Stock – Pear Pizzaz, Whisper White
  • Ink – Pear Pizzaz, Garden Green
  • DSP – Coffee Break
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 2017 Collage

CREATE WITH CONNIE AND MARY

JUNE 2017 ONLY

$8.95 US

Items we are using in the June 2017 Mini Session:

Delightful Daisy Bundle
Colorful Seasons Bundle
Tranquil Tulips
Wood Words Bundle
Label Me Pretty Bundle