Llama Love

Spending a little time paper crafting for Create with Connie and Mary . It’s Thursday and we have a new challenge –

This is a really great sketch. I was torn between using soon-to-retire products or new stuff. I went with soon-to-retire, because I won’t get to feature them for much longer.

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Can’t go wrong with the Birthday Fiesta bundle and matching Designer Series Paper.

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Isn’t this the cutest!?!? I am going to miss this Llama. I mean, who has a Llama framelit? Really?

This just made me smile. Big. And, it was a great way to use this suite just one more time! It is available until May 31.

Take a look at all the wonderful creations the other Design team members came up with on our Create with Connie and Mary site. You can create a card and link up to our Facebook page.

Looking forward to seeing your creations!

Supplies –

  • Stamp Set – Birthday Fiesta
  • Framelits – Fiesta Time Framelits, Layering Circles
  • Bundles – Birthday Fiesta Bundle
  • Card Stock – Whisper White, Crumb Cake
  • Ink – Emerald Envy, Early Espresso
  • DSP – Festive Birthday
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 SNEAK PEEK COMING SOON!

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You’ll have the tutorial NOW to use before the new catalog begins!

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JUNE & JULY 2017 MINI SESSIONS

plus BONUS 2017 PREORDER project!

$17.90 US

PREORDER BONUS PROJECT: Purchase BOTH June and July 2017 Mini Sessions and get a PREORDER BONUS TUTORIAL designed by Connie Babbert immediately upon purchase!
You’ll have the tutorial NOW to use before the new catalog begins!

Preorder 2017 Bonus Project
JUNE & JULY 2017 MINI SESSIONS
plus BONUS 2017 PREORDER project!

$17.90 US

Enjoy Eastern Medallion Sunflower

Playing around with old, retiring and new! And, a bit of Christmas too!

I designed this card for the months online orders –

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Isn’t it just beautiful?

What’s old? the crocheted lace ribbon

What’s retiring, also Christmas? the Designer Series Paper, The Christmas Specialty

What’s new? Eastern Medallion Thinlits

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Lots of other products went into creating this sweet little number too. And, did you notice, there is no stamping on this card either!?!? Also sweet!

Perhaps you are one of the lucky recipients this month of this card! We all love Happy Mail!!!!

Happy Stampin’
Libby

You are Amazing

Happy start of another week! April almost over! Yikes!

At my April Card Buffet, I designed a simple dragonfly card with Detailed Dragonfly Thinlits.

I admit. I hadn’t gotten these until recently – yes, I know they have been all the rage. This turned out to be a popular card too.

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It’s simple. It’s clean. It’s cheery. It’s pretty. Agree?

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The dragonflies are popped up on dimensionals as if they are flying – so elegant!

And, as a bonus, these thinlits will be in the new catalog! So, they are a good addition to your framelit collection.

Supplies –

  • Stamp Set – All Things Thanks
  • Framelits – Detailed Dragonfly, Layering Circles
  • Card Stock – Whisper White, Basic Black, Melon Mambo
  • Ink – Memento Black
  • DSP – Brights Designer Paper Series Stack
  • Other – Basic Black Baker’s Twine
Happy Stampin’
Libby

Did you know that I have a tutorial that you can purchase? I do! I am a part of the Create with Connie and Mary team! Every month we create a new set of tutorials for you called Sessions. Show me some love and order one today!

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!

Sweet Strawberries

Happy Tuesday!

Time for a Try Stampin’ on Tuesday challenge.

This week we have a sketch designed by Donna –

Challenge #315. Optional theme : Three Different Patterns.

What a creative sketch! I was inspired to create this –

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I loved pulling out some – FREE with a $50 purchase and – soon-to-retire DSP – Designer Series Paper to create this fresh’n fruity card!

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My ‘three’ patterns are the polka dot background paper from Tasty Treats, and the partial circle and strawberries from Fruit Stand DSP! Yes, those strawberries are hand cut from one of the patterns!!! How cool is that?

Side note, the Fruit Stand is a FREE option for a $50 order during Sale-a-Bration.

Cool layout. Cool card using cool layout!

Please leave me a comment about your thoughts on the card. I’d love a read from you.

Check out what the other Design Team created here. You can link up your card either on our blog or Facebook! See you there!

Happy Stampin’
Libby

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

Birthday Wild

Currently I am creatin’ when I can……it’s a busy, busy, busy week….

I have a Card Buffet next weekend and challenge alway seem to help me figure it out!

I liked this challenge from a Facebook group, Stampin’ Girls Gone Wild

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It’s just a classic layout!

In no time I created this –

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It’s such a sweet birthday card! This DSP really helped to create a fabulous card without effort!

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The circle focal point I did move to the other side (from the sketch) because it just looked better over the sentiment. The font of this sentiment in Milestone Moments matches this paper perfectly! Sometimes that’s really hard to find just the right stamp!

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And, I also used dimensionals to raise the focal point a bit.

What do you think? We have a winner? Would this be a great choice on the Card Buffet next weekend? Comments are always welcomed!

Happy Stampin’
Libby

Rolling by Birthday Wishes, Watercooler Wednesday #105

I’ve been busy designing cards that might make the Card Buffet in a few weeks. Perhaps this one designed for Watercooler Wednesday might be one of the cards on the board?

We have a color challenge from Marsha this week –

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This is what I created with this array of color choices –

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A fun, silly birthday card! I really love this food truck! You can get this set FREE during Sale-a-Bration!

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Yes, it was fussy cut! You know, I don’t mind the hand cutting! On the bright side, this circles are from the Layering Circles Framelits!

What do you think? Nice birthday card?

Check out what the others created at Watercooler Wednesday. Play along with us! Challenges are soo much fun!

Supplies –

  • Stamp Set – Tasty Truck, Sprinkles of Life
  • Dies –Layering Circles Framelits
  • Card Stock – Very Vanilla, Mint Macaron, Elegant Eggplant
  • DSP – By The Shore
  • Ink – Elegant Eggplant, Calypso Corral, Mint Macaron
  • Other – Very Vanilla Thick Baker’s Twine
Happy Stampin’
Libby