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

Watercolor Wednesday 129 – Libby’s All About Christmas Challenge

It’s Christmas in July for Watercooler Wednesday.

…..and, it’s also my hosted challenge!

I had a Card Buffet last Sunday and one of the favorite cards was a watercolor card. I decided to use the idea and create a Christmas card with this technique –

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To create this lovely background, I damped the watercolor paper generously. I took one of our blocks and inked it up running it across the wet watercolor paper creating a nifty effect when dried. I used Real Red and Emerald Envy.

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Once dried, I stamped the circles from the Eastern Beauty stamp set. The sentiment is from Oh, What Fun.

Simple. Quick. Fun.

See the others Christmas in July cards on our Watercooler Wednesday blog. Create a card and join us! I’d love to see you play along with my challenge this week!

Supplies –

  • Stamp Set – Eastern Beauty, Oh What Fun
  • Card Stock Emerald Envy
  • Ink – Real red, Emerald Envy, Watercolor Paper
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

Black, White and Another Color

I’ve got something a little different today!

I decided to create a color challenge for my downline to participate in. Our first one!!!!

I asked them to create with the colors – Basic Black, Whisper White and any color of choice. I ran out of time to create a nifty little icon….Card Buffet this weekend. Lots of work ahead of me. 

 I went with he additional color of Wisteria Wonder –

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A stunning, serene card!

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I softened it up by making the sentiment, ‘a note for you’. If not it has a very deep, dark feel. But SO gorgeous!

Carole was the only one who was able to participate. Here is her beautiful card –

Carole C. stampin up

She was the one who inspired me to use flowers!

See you for the second challenge – stay tuned!

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

 

Pocket Hello

Every other Tuesday I design a card for Try Stampin’ on Tuesday.

Two weeks ago Tuesday, I somehow forgot. Whomp. Whomp Whomp. I made sure to remember this time around!

This is our new sketch for this two-week challenge –

Challenge #327. Optional Theme : All Pastel or All Bold

A great challenge and colors to create with. Perfect to use the new stamp set Pocket Full of Sunshine and the coordinating Pocket Framelits Dies –

libbystamps, stampin up, Pocket Full of Sunshine, Pocket Full of Sunshine Bundle, Eastern Beauty, Pocket Framelits Dies, Lots of Labels FramelitsCute, right? The mini hearts under the sentiment strip are from the same stamp set too! So adorable!

libbystamps, stampin up, Pocket Full of Sunshine, Pocket Full of Sunshine Bundle, Eastern Beauty, Pocket Framelits Dies, Lots of Labels FramelitsThis would be a great card for a younger person with these awesome bright colors! The pocket is actually usable too! You could stick something fun in there!

The other Design Team members created some cool cards using this sketch too. Check them out on our blog.

You can also see some more ideas on our Facebook page too. To play along with our challenge this week, either link up a card to out blog or Facebook!

Supplies –

  • Stamp Set – Pocket Full of Sunshine, Eastern Beauty
  • Framelits – Pocket Framelits, Lots of Labels
  • Bundles – Pocket Full of Sunshine
  • Card Stock – Tempting Turquoise, Daffodil Delight, Real Red, Dapper Denim, Whisper White
  • Ink – Tempting Turquoise, Dapper Denim
Happy Stampin’
Libby

The new JUNE Mini Session from Create with Connie and Mary 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

 

 

Watercooler Wednesday #121 – Anything Goes

Happy Wednesday everyone! Time for a wonderful challenge from Watercooler Wednesday!

As you can see, this week we have an ‘Anything Goes’ challenge. This is great after the week I’ve had!!

I chose to show off a card from my May Card Buffet

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It showcases a new product suite,Eastern Palace, that is available now and the products will be sold individually in the upcoming new catalog.

libbystamps, stampin up, Eastern Beauty, Eastern Beauty Bundle, Eastern Palace Specialty DSP, Eastern Medallions Thinlits, Layering Circles Framelits, WWCThe focal image was stamped in the two colors. I was able to use two dies and cut with one pass for the outer line and the inner semi-cut line! Pretty cool these dies.

This card also uses a new in-color too, Lemon Lime Twist!!!

Come see what the other designers created and join us this week! After all, ‘Anything Goes’ applies to just about any card you can make!

Supplies –

  • Stamp Set – Eastern Beauty
  • Framelits – Eastern Medallions, Layering Circles
  • Bundles – Eastern Beauty
  • Card Stock – Dapper Denim, Very Vanilla
  • Ink – Lemon Lime Twist, Dapper Denim
  • DSP – Eastern Palace Specialty
Happy Stampin’
Libby

Eastern Beauty Thank You

Time to be inspired with another Create with Connie and Mary  challenge this week.

Nice color selection to design with. Too bad the Mint Macaron and the Tip Top Taupe are retiring.

I’m playing around with the new Eastern Palace Suite again! It’s so fun! This time, I did some stamping with the stamp set.

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I cut one of the shapes out from the coordinating framelits, pairing it with the Stitched Shapes Framelits.

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This is just a ‘suite’ card, wouldn’t you agree? I’d love to read a comment from you!

Check out the other Design Teams cards and join us this week with these fabulous colors!

You can link up that card on our Facebook page as well.

Supplies –

  • Stamp Set – Eastern Beauty
  • Framelits – Eastern Medallions, Stitched Shapes
  • Bundles – Eastern Palace
  • Card Stock – Old Olive, Very Vanilla, Tip Top Taupe
  • Ink – Mint Macaron, Old Olive, Tip Top Taupe
  • Other – Old Olive 3/8 Taffeta Ribbon (retired)
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

Watercooler Wednesday #117 – Heidi’s Feminine Anything Goes Challenge

Today at Watercooler Wednesday, we have a sweet new challenge!

This can be any range of things depending on your idea of feminine. As you will see from the Design Team, designs are all-encompassing!

Mine is typical –

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Soft. Pink. Light. Silver.

Initially, my inspiration was the new Eastern Palace Suite that’s available for pre-order to everyone. In designing the card, it morphed into this sweet number. The stamped image is from the Eastern Beauty stamp set, part of the bundle.

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The tassel is currently on the Clearance Rack! They are available in a Mini Tassel pack of silver and black. Must have items, really. And, on sale too! 

The Fabulous Foil Designer Acetate sheets are extremely versatile because they are silver on one side, gold on the other! I adhered this one using a strip of Tear & Tape along the same area as the pink strip – totally hidden!

I’d love to read your comments about my typical take on the feminine challenge. Hopefully I have inspired you to join up with our challenge this week!

Supplies –

  • Stamp Set – Eastern Beauty
  • Card Stock – Pink Pirouette
  • Ink – Memento Black
  • DSP – Fabulous Foil Designer Acetate
  • Other – Mini Tassels, Tear & Tape
Happy Stampin’
Libby