Watercooler Wednesday #118 – Penny’s ‘Mom’ Theme Challenge

Middle of the week inspiration coming from Watercooler Wednesday  today! Our theme today, you guessed it –

I have created lots of different cards for Mother’s Day. I was thinking…..another one??

Well, after reading of some of my team members situations of loosing their own moms, I let that be my inspiration –

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‘Mother in my heart’ – I thought was appropriate for the situation. And, simply done with the Labeler Alphabet!

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Hard to see in both photos, but, the sentiment is framed with a scalloped piece of Copper Foil! It goes really nicely with all the shades of pink here. The card base is Blushing Bride, layered with the embossed Pink Pirouette. So pretty!

Supplies –

  • Stamp Set – Labeler Alphabet
  • Framelits – Layering Squares, Stitched Shapes
  • Card Stock – Pink Pirouette, Blushing Bride, Whisper White
  • Ink – Chocolate Chip
  • DSP – Fruit Stand
  • Punches – Sweetheart
  • Other – Falling Petals EF, Copper Foil Sheets
Happy Stampin’
Libby

Create with Connie and Mary Saturday Blog Hop – Punch Art/Die Art

Welcome to another Create with Connie and Mary blog hop filled with wonderful ideas to spark your creativity

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Our theme this week is Punch or Die Art. This is a wonderful idea! We all see other uses for dies, framelits and punches other than what they were actually intended for.

I went with the Window Box Thinlits and created a cute little number –

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An APPLE!!! Of course it’s for a teacher.

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And, a gift card will fit inside the box! How cool is that??

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I thought the ensemble was adorable. Perfect timing to create a few of these before you will need them in May!

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Supplies –

  • Stamp Set – Labeler Alphabet
  • Framelits – Window Box, Stylish Stems, Large Letters
  • Card Stock – Real Red, Chocolate Chip, Cucumber Crush, Whisper White, Basic Black
  • Ink – Cucumber Crush, Black Memento

The Create with Connie and Mary April Mini Session is open!  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.
  • 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)
  • And, if you are a Demo….this is a tax deduction for your Stampin’ Up! business? But…you don’t need to be a demo to enjoy this mini-subscriptions!

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!

Happy Stampin’
Libby

Hoppy Easter

It’s Thursday! Time for a Create with Connie and Mary challenge!

This week it’s a new sketch to spark your creativity!

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Isn’t this a nice layout? So many options with this one!

Since Easter is around the corner, I decided to create a sweet little Easter card –

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Doesn’t this make you just ‘hoppy’ to see it?

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This little bunny is the sweetest! Luckily, with the Labeler Alphabet, I was able to custom create my sentiment! Nifty, huh?

I stamped and hand cut the tiny little bow tie – just because – to create a much needed detail for bunny. The framelits did the rest for me! If you haven’t looked closely at these framelits….check them out. The set is super cute!

The other designers created a variety of cards using the sketch. Check them out! I hope we inspire you to create a card. Those can be linked up on our Facebook page

Supplies –

  • Stamp Set – Labeler Alphabet
  • Framelits – Basket Builder
  • Bundles – Basket Bunch
  • Card Stock – Whisper White, Calypso Coral
  • Ink – Early Espresso
  • DSP – Succulent Garden
  • Other – Calypso Coral Thick Baker’s Twine
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)
  • And, if you are a Demos….this is a tax deduction for your Stampin’ Up! business? But…you don’t need to be a demo to enjoy this mini-subscriptions!

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!

Galentine Day

Just makin’ a silly card for Galentine Day**!

I ran across this sketch for TGIF Challenges that really caught my eye –

I love the focal point up in the corner!

I played around with a few things but ended up really liking this –

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It’s fun, non Valentine.

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I created the layer for the corner. I die cut a scallop circle that I wrapped around that corner.  The circle is made from those Sending Love Glassine sheets (page 14) from the Occasions Mini. I bet you didn’t even notice them did you? I flipped it over so you don’t really see the pattern on them.

It made a perfect canvas to stamp my word, G A L E T I N E on!

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It’s simply a fun card!

I think I’ll give it to my daughter later for our Galentine lunch!

Comments are always welcomed and a joy to read!

**Galentine’s Day is a holiday Amy Poehler’s Parks and Rec character Leslie Knope created that occurs every year on Feb. 13, the day before Valentine’s Day. As Leslie herself explains on the show: “Oh, it’s only the best day of the year.

Happy Stampin’
Libby

Hello, My Peeps

Happy Sunday!

I decided to play around with this Basket Bunch Bundle from the Occasion Mini catalog.

I didn’t get too far in playing because I stopped with these little cuties! You’ll understand…..

I get weekly updates from Freshly Made Sketches. It was my first sketch challenge to follow and play around with. I still love their style, but haven’t played around with then in forever!

This week, this is their challenge –

I struck me as I was looking at the pieces from this bundle. I quickly came up with this sweet little card –

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AhDOORable, right?? Because who doesn’t love Peeps??

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I stamped each one and framelit cut them out. Yes. there IS a coordinating framelit for these little cuties! 

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I stamped the greeting after eyeballing the placement of the Peeps. I popped each one up on a partial Dimensional. The inside of the card says ‘Peeps’ using the same Labeler Alphabet.

In looking at the sketch, the solid color lines reminded me of the long narrow boxes Peeps come in. Sometimes, the larger packs have 9 peeps if I recall…..Anyway, this sketch just spoke to me with these Peeps!!

I’d love to hear what you think of the card! I can’t wait to make a few more and send them out!!!

Happy Stampin’
Libby

Hugs Kisses

Tuesday finds me in a way more creative mood than Monday. I was SO itching to create something – anything. It just wasn’t happening. You ever have days like that?

Whew. I hope that feeling has passed……

We have a great – I mean super – layout from Try Stampin’ on Tuesday today –

Challenge #307. Theme: Hugs and Kisses

I just thought this was a great layout to create with!

I came up with this in no time –

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I love it! Fits the theme perfectly!

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This was one of those cards where I just kept adding elements until it was just right!

So what ya think? You like it? I’d love to read your thoughts!

Head over to Try Stampin’ on Tuesday, our blog, or Facebook page, and play along with our challenge!

Happy Stampin’
Libby

Mr. & Mrs. Custom Tee

Happy Thursday!

We have a great layout for our first challenge over at Create with Connie and Mary this new year!

Isn’t this great –

ccmc439I love these with a few elements in the mix!

I knew right away how I wanted to use this sketch –

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I just loved these tee shirts from the new Occasions Mini catalog!

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I combined them with some existing products sort of making a tropical style wedding card. As you can see, I used lots of dimension.

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I even created a nice coordinating inside!

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I am in love with the way this turned out! Now, to have someone get married and go with these colors – I’d be set with a card!

Get your creativity on and join Create with Connie and Mary this week! You’ll start the new year off on creative note!

Supplies –

  • Stamp Set – Customer Tee, Labeler Alphabet
  • Dies – T-Shirt Builder Framelits
  • Card Stock – Night of Navy, Whisper White
  • DSP – Floral Boutique
  • Ink – Night of Navy
  • Other – Happy Heart EF, Dimensionals
Happy Stampin’
Libby