We Create August Blog Hop

Happy August! Yes, August. Already! That means blog hop time! Second one of the day. We Create this time around!

Lol, ‘we create’ a card then ‘step it up’ or ‘step it over’.

I guess this month I decided to ‘step it over’. Here is the first card –

libbystamps, stampin up, Happy Birthday Gorgeous, Detailed Dragonfly Thinlits, Decorative Ribbon Border Punch, Fresh Florals DSP, We CreateThis card is pretty. However, change the base…..

libbystamps, stampin up, Happy Birthday Gorgeous, Detailed Dragonfly Thinlits, Decorative Ribbon Border Punch, Fresh Florals DSP, We CreateIsn’t this a pop of color now?

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Compare the two. Both cards use all the same elements and colors. What a difference the card base makes!

I’d love to read your thoughts on the two cards. Leave a comment before going onto the talented Kris Kilkenny – we all love to read your comments! 

Supplies –

  • Stamp Set – Happy Birthday Gorgeous
  • Framelits – Detailed Dragonfly
  • Card Stock – Whisper White, Night of Navy, Lemon Lime Twist
  • Ink – Night of Navy
  • DSP – Fresh Florals
  • Punches – Decorative Ribbon Border
  • Other – Mini Dimensionals
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

Watercooler Wednesday 127 – Judy’s All About Birthdays Challenge

Been a few days since I posted. Good to be back. I’m sharing a card created for Watercooler Wednesday.

Our theme this week was chosen by  Judy  –

Everyone loves a good birthday challenge! I went with this –

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A fun take with this Happy Birthday thinlits set. I separated it to do a little something extra with it! I placed it side by side. The DSP I used the same sheet, just reversed one of them to use the other side!

Also super fun because it’s a . . . . . . . . . . .

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Gift card holder!

I used the standard size card. I just scored, folder over, punched and adhered the flap to create a pocket for the gift card! So easy!

Check out what the other Design team Members created at our Watercooler Wednesday blog. Create a card and join us!

Supplies –

  • Stamp Set – Happy Birthday Gorgeous
  • Framelits – Happy Birthday
  • Bundles – Happy Birthday Gorgeous
  • Card Stock – Whisper White, Basic Grey, Old Olive, Crushed Curry, Dapper Denim
  • Ink – Basic Grey
  • DSP – Color Theory
  • Punches – Balloon Builder, Pretty Label
  • Other – Tear & Tape Adhesive
Happy Stampin’
Libby

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


Watercooler Wednesday 126 – Fiona’s Feminine Anything Goes Challenge

Have a nice festive 4th? I hope you did!

It’s time for another wonderful challenge for Watercooler Wednesday!

Did you see our new logo??? Nice, huh?

Ok, ok, our challenge this week is from Fiona –

I thought about this one for a while. It’s feminine – should be easy, right? Well, I don’t like to create the ‘pink’ cards because a lot of women don’t like pink – at all.

But, this new Lemon Lime Twist is a fun color though!

libbystamps, stampin up, Happy Birthday Gorgeous, Eclectic Layers Thinlits, Naturally Eclectic DSP, Decorative Ribbon Border Punch, Decorative Ribbon Border Punch, WWC

And, yes, diamonds are another thing that every women doesn’t necessarily like either. But, I like the pattern paper here and the cool framelits that match the paper…..So, I went with that!

libbystamps, stampin up, Happy Birthday Gorgeous, Eclectic Layers Thinlits, Naturally Eclectic DSP, Decorative Ribbon Border Punch, Decorative Ribbon Border Punch, WWC

This is such a fun card! I backed the glittery diamonds in vellum for a little more pop to them on the card. I also added a tiny decorative edge to the left side of the card using the new Decorative Ribbon Border Punch. Just a few little details to create a spectacular feminine card!

Our other designers created some fabulous cards too! Check them out on our Watercooler Wednesday blog. You can link up a card there too!

Supplies –

  • Stamp Set – Happy Birthday Gorgeous
  • Framelits – Eclectic Layers
  • Card Stock – Lemon Lime Twist, Silver Glimmer Paper, Vellum Card Stock
  • Ink – Night of Navy
  • DSP – Naturally Eclectic
  • Punches – Decorative Ribbon Border
  • Other – Rhinestone basic Jewels
Happy Stampin’
Libby

The new JULY session will soon be here!

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

 

Watercooler Wednesday #122 – Libby’s Feminine ‘Anything Goes’ Challenge

Taking a pause from Open House planning to create for a Watercooler Wednesday challenge!

And, guess what? It’s MY challenge this week! YAY!! Yippee, happy dance!

This will be SO much fun! Excited to see what you create to join me this week. Here is my inspiration past the picture –

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We have SO many great products in the new Stampin’ Up catalog. This bundle, Happy Birthday Gorgeous, is one of my favorites!!!

It’s a single framelit with a coordinating stamp set, Happy Birthday Gorgeous. The stamp set has lots of great words and flowers and balloons! As a matter of fact, I used it over the weekend too!

libbystamps, stampin up, Happy Birthday Gorgeous, , Happy Birthday Gorgeous Bundle, Happy Birthday Gorgeous, Happy Birthday Thinlits, feminine card, WWC

What I love about this – the background stamping. I added four of the flowery images to a block and just started randomly stamping. They just fit in so perfectly! Helps being a clear, photopolymer stamp too.

I double cut the sentiment and glued it to look shadowed. It helped to make it *pop* a bit more.

Clearly, a nice ‘feminine’ styled card.

See what our other Design Team members created and join us! Remember, it’s ‘Anything Goes’.

Supplies –

  • Stamp Set – Happy Birthday Gorgeous
  • Framelits – Happy Birthday
  • Bundles – Happy Birthday Gorgeous
  • Card Stock – Daffodil Delight, Basic Black, Whisper White
  • Ink – Memento Black
Happy Stampin’
Libby

Create with Connie and Mary Saturday Blog Hop – Favorite Blue

Welcome to another fabulous blog hop with  Create with Connie and Mary!

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Our theme today is our favorite blue! We have some nice shades of blue, so this is sort of difficult to choose!

I’m going with the classic, bright, Pacific Point –

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I showcased using the Happy Birthday Thinlits.

The balloons are stamped from the coordinating stamp set, Happy Birthday Gorgeous. It’s also such a cute set!

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I am loving this new ribbon as well! Looks like the threading on a baseball! Super soft too!

We all have a ‘favorite blue’! Check out the other Design Team favorites!

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Supplies –

  • Stamp Set – Happy Birthday Gorgeous
  • Framelits – Happy Birthday
  • Bundles – Happy Birthday Gorgeous
  • Card Stock – Whisper White, Pacific Point, Soft Sky
  • Ink – Pacific Point
  • Punches – Balloon Bouquet
  • Other – Softly Falling Embossing Folder, Pacific Point 1/4″ Stitched-Edge Ribbon
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