Are You Motivated – Create with Connie and Mary Saturday Blog Hop

Happy Saturday!

Thank you for joining me and the Create with Connie and Mary Saturday blog hop!

Our theme this week should get you motivated!

I wasn’t sure what direction to go with my card this week. I kept gravitating to one of the stamps from Yay, You. It says, You’ve Got This.

After playing around with a few designs, I settled on this –libbystamps, stampin up, Yay You, Coffee Cup Framelits, Large Letters Framelits, It’s soo fun! Who doesn’t love mermaids, and coffee?!?!

I stamped the sentiment then cut it apart to adhere it to the coffee cup. To make the coffee resemble a coffee cup, simply framelit cut a letter ‘C’ or a number ‘0’ as your handle!

The mermaids were fussy cut. Way more challenging than I thought, but worth it in the end. I selected two that I thought would compliment the cup! They are all too cute!

The cute bubbly background is Designer Series Paper, Myths & Magical. The scalloped edge on the card comes from Magical Mates framelits.

Go forward to Debbie Henderson, and back to Mary Brown. I know you’ll be inspired!

Thanks for stopping by!

Stampin’ Up Supplies

  • Stamp Set – Yay, You, Large Letters
  • Framelits – Coffee Cup, Large Letters
  • Card Stock – Lemon Lime Twist, Whisper White
  • Ink – Black Memento
  • DSP – Myths & Magical

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Vanilla, Gold, Cherry – Create with Connie and Mary Saturday Blog Hop

Christmas is not too far away! Busy getting ready for it?

It’s time to take a break and join Create with Connie and Mary for our blog hop!

Our theme this week : Vanilla, Gold and Cherry Tag

These are some of favorite colors!

This has been something I’ve been wanting to try –

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Creating a coffee mug / cup using the Coffee Cup Framelits and the Large Letters Framelits. It was just the perfect focal point for this tag! It will go great on a package of hot chocolate!

Go forward to see the talented Debbie Henderson and her creations, and going back, you’ll see the simply wonderful, Mary Brown. I know you’ll be inspired by both of them!

Stampin’ Up Supplies

  • Stamp Set – Back in Plaid
  • Framelits – Coffee Cup, Large Letters
  • Card Stock – Very Vanilla, Cherry Cobbler
  • Ink – Cherry Cobbler
  • DSP – Be Merry
  • Other – Foil Snowflakes, November Paper Pumpkin (Back in Plaid)
Happy Stampin’
Libby

Before I forget, did you know we have a Christmas Card tutorial? Check out our Create with Connie and Mary November Session. Tutorials make planning holiday cards a snap! Try us out!

Here is a snippet at the November projects –

These are the sets used –

  • Christmas Quilt Bundle
  • Hearts Come Home Bundle
  • Christmas Sweaters Stamp Set
  • Santa’s Suit Bundle
  • Smitten Mitten Bundle

The 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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Got you thinking ’bout it, didn’t I?

We have a new sketch at Create with Connie and Mary challenges today!

Isn’t this a great layout for a card? I love it! I’ll put it in my go-to sketches on Pinterest! That way I can easily find it later. Yes, I lose ideas like this…..

Back to the design, I went with a HB card –

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Lol. HB. Happy Birthday. Get it?? This was just fun to play around with the letters. It fit the sketch well! libbystamps, stampin up, Crazy About You, Large Letters Framelits, CCMC455The little gifts are actually cut from one of the patterns in the Designer Series Paper! How cool is that? They made perfect points like the sketch.

I’ll have to create a few more of these! I have lots of this paper – it’s a cool set of patterns. This will be a great card to have in my stash when a need to grab a card!

As I said before, this is a great sketch! You should see what the others Design Team members did with it – lots of different ‘styles’ of cards! All are wonderful!

Then, I hope we have inspired you enough to play along with us! You can link up a card on our Facebook site.

Supplies –

  • Stamp Set – Crazy About You
  • Framelits – Large Letters
  • Card Stock – Crushed Curry
  • Ink – Emerald Envy
  • DSP – Party Animal DSP
Happy Stampin’
Libby

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!

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

CCMC Saturday Blog Hop – Alphabet Cards

Happy Saturday! Time to hop around with these wonderful designers at Create with Connie and Mary!

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Our theme this week is Alphabet Cards. This is a good one!

Perfect for these Large Letters Framelits!

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Who doesn’t need a simple HELLO card in nice trendy colors?

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I double cut each letter and adhered them a little ‘off’ to create a shadow effect. I also used Dimensionals to give an additional look of depth. Simple. Pretty. Lovely!

Supplies –

  • Stamp Set – none, cane you believe it?
  • Framelits – Large Letters Framelits
  • Card Stock – Pool Party, Pink Pirouette, Basic Black
  • Other – Basic Black Baker’s Twine

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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!

Happy Stampin’
Libby

Blogging Friends Blog Hop – February

Welcome to our February Blogging Friends Blog Hop, the month of love!

We have a guest blogger again this month, Tami White. Welcome, Tami! 

Our theme this month is, of course, LOVE.

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This was quite convenient for me.  My hubs was going to visit his mother (in Holland, we’re in Texas) for her birthday. I always like to make him love notes to stash in his suitcase!

I went with the Sunshine Wishes Thinlits from the big idea book and catalog. I paired it with a 6×6 DSP stack from the mini, Sending Love.

I wanted to show you the versatility of our dies and to use every part of it.

In this first card, I used the outer part of the heart die cut –

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I paired it with the inner part of the love die. I did plan that I would be using the outer portion and started with a square to create a 3×3 card.

Most people only use this portion of this die, the sweet, scribbly heart –

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Of course, it’s a great choice because it’s just too cute. You can see that I used it with the outer portion of the love die this time. I also don’t want to waste any of the Glimmer paper either!

Lastly, I used the center of the heart –

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It’s kinda funky and I really like the style of it! (I had a Card Buffet a couple of weeks ago and we used the inner part of the U’s then – I saved the outer parts!) This card just says, love U! How sweet is that?

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What do you think? Have I inspired you to used all pieces of a die cut out? I’d love to read your comments!

And, of course, this is a blog hop, so head on over to Mary Blocher to see what she has done with this months theme of love!

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Happy Stampin’
Libby

Five Card Friday

Last weekend I had a wonderful Card Buffet. I usually post my selection board on Facebook and Instagram for all the attendees to see. Then, if I get time, I post the individual cards in subsequent posts. Well. I didn’t take the time to do that.

Instead, I decided to post the five I hadn’t blogged about today. Get ready to pin some great cards!!!

This was card 1 –

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It was actually a card I created here. This time, for class, I added the additional colors to show two-step stamping. It seemed no one had trouble lining it up either! My biggest concern…..

I had just received a stamp order right before the class. This Stylish Stems Bundle was in the order and I had to play with the Stylish Stems Framelits –

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This became another card on the board because I just loved the simplicity of how to create it!

This stamp set, Beautiful You is quite popular right now. So, I just had to show it off as well.

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You can’t tell in the picture, but her dress and hat are colored with Wink of Stella! Nice touch in person along with the Silver Glimmer strip!

I like to create at least two cards on the board choices that use the same stamps or DSP to show the versatility of the products. Here, I used the Tie Dyed set again, combined with the Sale-a-Bration set, So Very Much.

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What a great combination! Both are bold and big. It was also very quick and easy!!!

The last card I’ll share today was also another card I had previously shown. You can see it here. However, fussy cutting is not everyone’s favorite thing to do! Imagine that????? So. I change this design up a bit!

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This was a fun card to create as it involves NO stamping! Oh, and, I also changed up the embossing folder I had used s well.

What do you think? Some great cards on the card Buffet this month? I’d love to read your thoughts!!!

Happy Stampin’
Libby