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!

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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

 

That Poodle Though…..

It feels soooo good to create just to create!

Well, ok. I am creating potential cards for a Card Buffet next weekend.

I want to feature the Birthday Memories Suite from the new Stampin’ Up catalog. And, I just love this poodle!

libbystamps, stampin up, Card Buffet, Birthday Delivery, Birthday Friends Framelits, Birthday Delivery Bundle, Birthday Memories DSP, Birthday Memories Suite, poodle, Layering Circles Framelits

Don’t you?? And, it gets better. It’s printed Designer Series Paper that you framelit cut the poodle!!!! Yay!! (There is also a poodle stamp that works with the framelit too!)

libbystamps, stampin up, Card Buffet, Birthday Delivery, Birthday Friends Framelits, Birthday Delivery Bundle, Birthday Memories DSP, Birthday Memories Suite, poodle, Layering Circles Framelits

All I did was stamp the sentiment and the packages! How easy is that?? I think this card is a GO for the card Buffet!

I’m inspired to create a few more cards with this fabulous bundle. The bundle price includes the stamp set, framelits and the Designer Series Paper!!! That way, you’re ready to create at a moments notice because you have everything needed!

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. Want to order this bundle? You can do it here! Use hostess code, N3HH9XKF.

Supplies –

  • Stamp Set – Birthday Delivery
  • Framelits – Birthday Friends, Layering Circles
  • Bundles – Birthday Delivery
  • Card Stock – Real Red, Whisper White, Daffodil Delight
  • Ink – Memento Black, Daffodil Delight
  • DSP – Birthday Memories
Happy Stampin’
Libby

I also design for cards for Create with Connie and Mary.

Just letting you know, 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

 

Create with Connie and Mary Saturday Blog Hop – Black and White

Happy Saturday!! Time to get our creativity on with Create with Connie and Mary blog hop!

But first, did you know we have a wonderful 14 project mini session tutorial also? It’s great for individual use or a craft night with friends?

We are featuring: Delightful Daisy Bundle, Colorful Seasons Bundle, Tranquil Tulips, Wood Words Bundle, and a 3D project using Label Me Pretty Bundle.

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

Back to our Saturday Blog Hop. Our theme this week is Black and white.

This is perfect because I love to create in black and white. I went with a favorite bundle of mine –

Oh So Eclectic Bundle, Oh So Eclectic, Oh So Eclectic, Pick a Pattern Washi Tape, CCMC, black & white, 2017-2018 Catalog

The Oh So Eclectic Bundle. Isn’t this just the prettiest? Although it’s monochromatic, it’s still so cheerful!

libbystamps, stampin up, Oh So Eclectic Bundle, Oh So Eclectic, Oh So Eclectic, Pick a Pattern Washi Tape, CCMC, black & white, 2017-2018 Catalog

The focal point and the leaves are all popped up! The Mini-sized Dimensionals sure came in handy behind the leaves. They are so tiny! No more cutting them in half!

Check out the other Design Team members and see their wonderful Black and White creations! Comments are always appreciated! 

Supplies –

  • Stamp Set – Oh So Eclectic
  • Framelits – Eclectic Layers, Layering Circles, Stitched Shapes Framelits,
  • Bundles – Oh So Eclectic
  • Card Stock – Whisper White, Basic Black, Vellum
  • Ink – Tuxedo Black Memento
  • Other – Pick a Pattern Washi Tape, Basic Black Baker’s Twine, Mini Dimensionals
Happy Stampin’
Libby

Watercooler Wednesday #121 – Anything Goes

Happy Wednesday everyone! Time for a wonderful challenge from Watercooler Wednesday!

As you can see, this week we have an ‘Anything Goes’ challenge. This is great after the week I’ve had!!

I chose to show off a card from my May Card Buffet

libbystamps, stampin up, Eastern Beauty, Eastern Beauty Bundle, Eastern Palace Specialty DSP, Eastern Medallions Thinlits, Layering Circles Framelits, WWC

It showcases a new product suite,Eastern Palace, that is available now and the products will be sold individually in the upcoming new catalog.

libbystamps, stampin up, Eastern Beauty, Eastern Beauty Bundle, Eastern Palace Specialty DSP, Eastern Medallions Thinlits, Layering Circles Framelits, WWCThe focal image was stamped in the two colors. I was able to use two dies and cut with one pass for the outer line and the inner semi-cut line! Pretty cool these dies.

This card also uses a new in-color too, Lemon Lime Twist!!!

Come see what the other designers created and join us this week! After all, ‘Anything Goes’ applies to just about any card you can make!

Supplies –

  • Stamp Set – Eastern Beauty
  • Framelits – Eastern Medallions, Layering Circles
  • Bundles – Eastern Beauty
  • Card Stock – Dapper Denim, Very Vanilla
  • Ink – Lemon Lime Twist, Dapper Denim
  • DSP – Eastern Palace Specialty
Happy Stampin’
Libby