Merry Patterns Snowflake

New month and new challenges from Create with Connie and Mary! Here is the newest –

Always fun and inspirational sketches to create with!

I went with a Christmas theme using the sketch –

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I started with the new Winter Wonderland embossing folder and added the two snowflakes from the Seasonal Layers Thinlits. The folder is versatile because you can use either side for a beautiful look. It’s finished off with the sentiment from Merry Patterns (a hostess only set with a $300 stamp order).

Check out the other designers creations at Create with Connie and Mary . Link up your project to our challenge on our Facebook page.

Supplies –

  • Stamp Set – Merry Patterns
  • Framelits – Seasonal Layers
  • Card Stock – Soft Sky, Real Red, Whisper White
  • Ink – Real Red
  • Other – Winter Wonderland Embossing Folder, Fabulous Foil Designer Acetate
Happy Stampin’
Libby

Hard to believe it’s time for a new Create with Connie and Mary tutorial. The October Session will be open soon!! New inspiration. New stamps sets. New projects.

Here is a sneak at the  projects –

October 2017 Collage

October featured products –

  •  Seasonal Lantern Bundle
  •  Tag & Trimmings Bundle
  •  Smitten Mitten Bundle
  •  Sugarplum Dreams Stamp Set
  •  Christmas Happiness

Our mini sessions include the instructions for 14 projects with full step-by-step tutorials :

  • Each mini session includes TWELVE unique cards featuring at least 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!

Check out CREATE WITH CONNIE AND MARY for more details!

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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

Happy New year, 17

Happy Tuesday of New Years week.

And, time for a Try Stampin’ on Tuesday challenge!

This week challenge #303 is this –

Theme : Bling for New Years

After Christmas, I’m trying to get back into the spirit of stamping!

I did have a bit of trouble with this challenge. And, I always manage to create a great card nonetheless!

Here’s my take on the sketch –

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Pretty nice, huh?

I photographed it flat because it’s one of those nifty cards made with the acetate! See –

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Clearly, a great option for this layout!

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I love how the 17 is bold and definitely the focal point here.

So, as we prepare to say hello to another year, have a great remaining 2016!

Take some time out to see the other designers cards. We love to read comments. And, perhaps play along with us this week at Try Stampin’ on Tuesday!

Happy Stampin’
Libby

Hanging Out for Merriest Wishes

It’s time for a new Create with Connie and Mary sketch today!

We have a nice, simple clean design to work with this week –

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These are the kind to put into your ‘go-to’ sketch file!

I went with a Christmas card today –

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I had lots of these supplies sitting on my table already and I just received a last-minute order in. Time to play!

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I love this sweet little ornament die! I cut it out of the Silver Foil and layered it with Whisper White – a dimensional sets them apart.

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I used thick twine to hang the ornament. I flipped the Fabulous Foil Designer Acetate over to the silver side to compliment the design.

Simple. Elegant. Stunning.

How would you describe this? I love to know!

And, we’d love for you to check out the other designs at Create with Connie and Mary and join us! Playing along with sketch challenges is sooo much fun! Such great inspiration!

Supplies –

  • Stamp Set – Merriest Wishes
  • Card Stock – Cucumber Crush, Whisper White
  • Big Shot –  Merry Tags
  • Ink –Tuxedo Black Memento
  • Other –Fabulous Foil Designer Acetate, Cucumber Crush Thick Bakers Twine
Happy Stampin’
Libby

Happy New Year

Soon it will be Christmas. Then, in a flash, the new year!

So, it got me to thinking…….Today, is another Watercooler Wednesday challenge. And, here is our sketch –

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A very nice color choice!!!! Quite festive!!!!!

I immediately though, New Year, and came up with this –

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……and, it S T U N N I N G in person!

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I started with a base of Early Espresso. A Silver Foil layer. Whisper White with the Fabulous Foil Designer Acetate (L O V E this stuff)!

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And, of course my sentiment!!! The last added detail was coloring it in with a Wink of Stella Pen for a little added shimmer.

Perhaps I just might make these instead of holiday cards this year?????

I’d love to read what you think! Please leave me a happy read!

And, don’t forget to check out the other Design Team creations at Watercooler Wednesday and PLAY along with us!

Supplies –

  • Stamp Set – Frosted Medallions
  • Card Stock – Early Espresso, Whisper White
  • Big Shot –  Layering Ovals, Stitched Shapes Framelits
  • Ink –Early Espresso
  • Other –Fabulous Foil Designer Acetate, Silver Foil, Wink of Stella Glitter Brush
Happy Stampin’
Libby

Happy Giving Thanks Day

That’s right, Happy Giving Thanks Day! Conveneintly, it’s a Create with Connie and Mary challenge Day too!

This week we have a color challenge –

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A very pretty selection of colors to create with!

I went with a Thanksgiving card using these colors –

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Cherry Cobbler, Gold and Crumb Cake.

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Something simple an elegant!

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I used  a masking technique to stamp the words for the background. In testing out ideas for this creation, I guess I got Cherry Cobbler ink on my ‘day’ stamp……still looks good!

Off to celebrate with family Giving lots of Thanks for family. My mother-in-law from Holland was able to join us! So grateful for that.

Please check out what the other designers have created at Create with Connie and Mary. Try to take some time for yourself to be creative this week and join us in our challenge.

Supplies –

  • Stamp Set – Layered Letters Alphabet, Number of Years
  • Card Stock – Cherry Cobbler, Crumb Cake, Very Vanilla
  • DSP – Fabulous Foil Designer Acetate
  • Ink – Cherry Cobbler, Crumb Cake
  • Other – Gold 5/8 Satin Ribbon
Happy Stampin’
Libby

Wacky Watercooler October Blog Hop

Finally made time to join this wonderful blog hop again, the Wacky Watercooler!

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Our theme is fall, of course!

I created a nice little array of items.

The first is a simple, elegant card –

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Love these colors together! Very elegant and classy!

The third is a wonderful interactive card –

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Pull up on the viewable area to see this –

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…and did you see that the adorable main focal image moved up to?

Lastly, I always make some sort of Gratitude Journal for myself and as a Card Buffet item around this time. Here is the one for this year –

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Inside it has 10 sheets of paper to notate what you are ‘grateful’ for. This is one of our Tag A Bag Gift Bags folded over and decorated.

I would love to read what you think about my Blog Hop projects before moving on to the next blog! And, if you attend my Card Buffet this weekend, you may or may not see these projects again, just sayin’!

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In case you needed to see the previous one, Christine, again.

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To continue on to Heidi’s blog.

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In case you need to see who you missed!

Thanks for joining us this month! Card supplies listed below.

Happy Stampin’
Libby

Give Thanks

  • Suite Seasons stamp set
  • Very Vanilla, Island Indigo card stocks
  • Fabulous Foil Designer Acetate
  • Gold Foil
  • Island Indigo Ink
  • Tear & Tape Adhesive
Slider Thankful Card
  • Cookie Cutter Halloween stamp set, Acorny Thank You
  • Cookie Cutter Builder Punch, 1 1/4″ Circle Punch
  • Halloween Night Specialty DSP
  • Layering Ovals Framelits
  • Kraft Rope Trim
  • Stampin’ Write Markers
  • Chocolate Chip, Very Vanilla, Shimmer White card stocks
  • StazOn  Black Ink, Early Espresso Ink
Grateful Journal
  • Vintage Leaves stamp set
  • Leaflets Framelits, Season Frame Thinlits (currently on Clearance Rack!!)
  • Kraft Tag A Bag Gift Bags
  • Copper Foil Sheets
  • Seasonal Frame Thinlits
  • Cajun Craze, Garden Green, Crushed Curry card stocks
  • Layering Ovals Framelits
  • Cajun Craze and Garden Green Inks