Sure Do Love You

Happy Tuesday! I created a card for Try Stampin’ on Tuesday today.

We have a new sketch every week, but we create on a team every other week. I just loved our sketch this week and wanted to join in the fun –

I just had to play along! Isn’t this a great layout to follow?

I pulled out some Sale-a-bration Designer Paper, Bubbles & Fizz, and started creating from there. Next thing you know, I had made this –libbystamps, stampin up, TSOT, Sure Do Love You, Lots to Love Box Framelits, Sure Do Love You Bundle, Layering Circles Framelits, Sweet & Sassy Framelits, Bubbles & Fizz DSP, Sale-a-Bration 2018This was a lot of fun to put together. I used The Layering Circles Framelits along with the Sweet & Sassy Framelits (hearts) and cut the Basic Grey circle out. I also cut a heart from Smoky Slate as well.

I stamped the sentiment and added a small piece of ribbon shimmer ribbon underneath it. Simply done. I layered everything on the Smokey Slate card base.

Have I inspired you yet? Take a look at the other cards from the Try Stampin on Tuesday Design team. You can link a card on our blog or on our Facebook page too! See you there!

Stampin’ Up Supplies –

  • Stamp Set – Sure Do Love You
  • Framelits – Layering Circles, Sweet & Sassy, Lots to Love Box
  • Bundles – Sure Do Love You
  • Card Stock – Smoky Slate, Basic Grey, Whisper White
  • Ink – Calypso Coral
  • DSP – Bubbles & Fizz
  • Other – 3/8 Shimmer Ribbon
Happy Stampin’
Libby
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Let’s Celebrate Sale-a-Bration Style

Happy Thursday! Time for a Create with Connie and Mary sketch!

We alternate between a color challenge and a layout. This week, we have a color challenge to inspire you –

As always, some great colors!

I’m playing with new paper and a Sale-a-Bration framelit set, yes, you read that correct!

(Sale-a-Bration is a Stampin’ Up promotion where you purchase $50 in merchandise and receive a free item of your choice.)

libbystamps, stampin up, Amazing You, Celebrate You, Layering Circles Framelits, Sweet Soiree DSP, Basic Rhinestone Jewels, Occasions 2018, Sale-a-Bration, CCMC

This turned out fun, sweet, cute…..

The Designer Series Paper, Sweet Soiree, is soo pretty with its silver accents! All the sheets are really thick with one side of the paper being patterns with silver foil in them and the other being just pretty patterns! The other side is equally as pretty and hard to decide which side to use!

The word ‘celebrate’ is a Sale-a-Bration framelit option, Celebrate You. It coordinates with the Sale-a-Bration stamp set, Amazing You. So many wonderful free Sale-a-Bration options this year!

Pull out your stamps, ink and paper and join us this week with our challenge. You can link up your creations on our Facebook page. Check out the other Design Team cards on our blog.

Stampin’ Up Supplies –

  • Stamp Set – Amazing You
  • Framelits – Celebrate You, Layering Circles Framelits
  • Card Stock – Marina Mist, Very Vanilla, Silver Foil
  • Ink – Marina Mist
  • DSP – Sweet Soiree
  • Other – Basic Rhinestone Jewels
Happy Stampin’
Libby

You’ve Got This

Sharing a card today that I made for a childhood friend of mine – yes, I actually had a card I needed to create for someone!

The card speaks for itself –

libbystamps, stampin up, Labeler Alphabet, Ribbon of Courage, Layering Circles Framelits, Stitched Shapes Framelits, Berry Burst Metallic Edge Ribbon

I’m not very eloquent with words at a time like this, so, hopefully a card will convey what my words can not.

Her husband made her a binder with ‘Team Cheryl’ on it which was my inspiration for the card.

I designed the card first. I’m entering it into some challenges to spread the word. Make a card for that friend you know who needs it.

Challenges –

Always Fun Challenges

Challenge #34 : Anything Goes

Crafting From the Heart

Challenge 185 : Anything Goes

The Crazy Challenge

CCH #262 Anything Goes

Watercooler Wednesday

WWC147 : Anything Goes

Stampin’ Up Supplies –

  • Stamp Set – Labeler Alphabet, Ribbon of Courage
  • Framelits – Layering Circles, Stitched Shapes
  • Card Stock – Powder Pink, Silver Foil, Berry Burst, Whisper White
  • Ink – Berry Burst
  • Other – Berry Burst Metallic Edge Ribbon
Happy Stampin’
Libby

Stumped in your Christmas card designing? Did you see the Create with Connie and Mary November Session!?!? These tutorials make planning your holiday cards a snap! You should try them out!

Here is a sneak at the November projects –

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!

The Beauty of Fall – Create with Connie and Mary Saturday Blog Hop

What a wonderful Saturday! Great day to check out the Create with Connie and Mary blog hop!

Our theme this week is The Beauty of Fall.

This is perfect because I LOVE fall. It’s my favorite time of the year.

I created a nice fall card –

libbystamps, stampin up, Painted Harvest, Layering Circles Framelits, Painted Autumn DSP, Colorful Season, Seasonal Layers Thinlits, Gold Metallic Thread, CCMC

It’s really fun! I combined a variety of patterns from the Painted Harvest Designer Series Paper as well as some stamping!

The leaves I inked up in the Crushed Curry, then rocked the outer portion in the different ink pads to get this effect on the leaves. It’s a gorgeous, easy, and a must try technique!

I even got fancy – fancy and wrapped the gold thread behind the circle. These sort of things I struggle to get the look I want! 

I am sure the other Design Team members created wonderful fall cards too!

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

Stampin’ Up Supplies

  • Stamp Set – Painted Harvest, Colorful Season
  • Framelits – Seasonal Layers, Layering Circles
  • Card Stock – Very Vanilla
  • Ink – Early Espresso
  • DSP – Painted Autumn
  • Other – Gold Metallic Thread
Happy Stampin’
Libby

Guess what’s available today??? The Create with Connie and Mary November Session!!

Here is a sneak at the November projects –

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!

Mitten Mitten

Happy Thursday! Welcome to a Create with Connie and Mary new sketch challenge.

Today we have some beautiful colors to inspire you –

When I looked at these colors, I had thoughts of warmth and softness. So that is what I translated onto my card –

libbystamps, stampin up, SSmitten Mittens, Colorful Seasons, Smitten Mittens Bundle, Many Mittens, Whole Lot of Lovely DSP, Layering Circles Framelits, CCMC

Don’t these look like really soft cozy mittens? Amazing how you can invoke this in a card design!

To start off, I used the Smitten Mittens bundle to create this card. I stamped the mittens and trim on a sheet from the Whole Lot of Lovely Designer Series Paper (it’s actually the same sheet, just front and back!). Added the sentiment and stamped the snowflakes for a little dimension.

When it was finished, I felt it needed a little something, so I added the baker’s twine to the mitten edges.

Everyone on the Create with Connie and Mary Design team create some lovely cards! Go check them out.

When we inspire you, you can link up you card on our Facebook page!

Stampin’ Up Supplies –

  • Stamp Set – Smitten Mittens, Colorful Seasons (snowflakes)
  • Framelits – Many Mittens, Layering Circles
  • Bundles – Smitten Mittens
  • Card Stock – Pool Party, Whisper White
  • Ink – Night of Navy, Pool Party, Powder Pink
  • DSP – Whole Lot of Lovely
  • Other – Whisper White Baker’s Twine
Happy Stampin’

Libby


Did you catch our October Create with Connie and Mary tutorial? Well, the November Session is almost ready to be released! But, the October session is still available!

Here is a sneak at the November projects –

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!

Here Kitty, Kitty

Welcome to another Try Stampin on Tuesday card challenge! Here is our bi-weekly sketch for the next two weeks –

Challenge #345. Optional Theme : Halloween

Let me tell you, I love this sketch! I am using it throughout the week for my cards as a starting point in design. Here is what I created for this challenge –

libbystamps, stampin up, Spooky Cat, Spooky Cat Bundle, Layering Circles Framelits, Spooky Night DSP, Washi Label Punch, Cat Punch, TSOTJust adorable I tell you. Adorable! I started with a base of Crumb Cake. That way, this card would be great for a male or female!

I wanted to use up some more of the Spooky Night Designer Series Paper (I’ve almost used up the entire 12 sheet pack!!) along with this darling Cat Punch! The layout had a circle in it – so that worked out really well!

The other Design Team members created some really stunning cards! Check out our Try Stampin on Tuesday blog or our Facebook page. Conveniently, you can upload your card in either place!

Stampin’ Up Supplies –

  • Stamp Set – Spooky Cat
  • Framelits – Layering Circles
  • Bundles – Spooky Cat
  • Card Stock – Crumb Cake, Basic Black, Pumpkin Pie, Very Vanilla
  • Ink – Black Memento
  • DSP – Spooky Night
  • Punches – Spooky Cat, Washi Label (retired)
Happy Stampin’
Libby

Did you see the October Create with Connie and Mary tutorial? The October Session can be purchased now. Great inspiration. Great stamps sets. Awesome projects.

Here is a sneak at the projects –

October 2017 Collage

October features –

  •  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!

 

Watercooler Wednesday 128 – Heidi’s Masculine ‘Anything Goes’ Challenge

Happy Watercooler Wednesday, middle of the week, favorite day – whatever it is for you!

For me, it’s time to create a card for a new challenge over here.

We always need masculine ideas – so this is a GREAT challenge to have!

Surprise! I was playing with this Birthday memories Suite again!

libbystamps, stampin up, 2017-2018 Stampin Up catalog, Birthday Delivery, Birthday Delivery Bundle, Birthday Friends Framelits, Layering Circles Framelits, Birthday Memories DSP, Birthday Memories Suite, WWC

I am loving this whole bit of adorable products as you know! The chef here is a stamped image and die cut with a framelit.

libbystamps, stampin up, 2017-2018 Stampin Up catalog, Birthday Delivery, Birthday Delivery Bundle, Birthday Friends Framelits, Layering Circles Framelits, Birthday Memories DSP, Birthday Memories Suite, WWC I think it’s very clever how it appears that the icing is actually being squeezed  from the tube to write these letters. At first, I didn’t understand this stamp set – now, it makes total sense!!!

This was a simple card to. Took minimal time to create it.

Did you know the Birthday Delivery Bundle includes the stamp set, framelits and the Designer Series Paper for one low price?? You’re ready to create a card like this at a moments notice because you have everything need!

And, I’m going to include the Balloon Honeycomb Embellishments, free when someone, perhaps you, purchases this bundle! That’s in addition to the $5.00 coupon that Stampin’ Up will give you during bonus days. You can do it here! Use hostess code, N3HH9XKF.

Back to the challenge and the masculine cards……Head on over to Watercooler Wednesday and see the other Design Team members ‘masculine’ cards – get inspired and JOIN US!! You can link up your creation on our blog.

Supplies –

  • Stamp Set – Birthday Delivery
  • Framelits – Birthday Friends, Layering Circles
  • Bundles – Birthday Delivery
  • Card Stock – Crumb Cake, Whisper White, Pumpkin Pie
  • Ink – Memento Black
  • DSP – Birthday Memories
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