Watercooler Wednesday 139 – Kath’s Feminine Anything Goes Challenge

Welcome to another great challenge for Watercooler Wednesday!

Our challenge is one packed with ideas and easy to join as well! It’s a feminine challenge!

I decided to go with something way cute –

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….and funny as all get out! This goat though! It’s Tim Holtz, but everything else is Stampin’ Up!

I created this for my cousin Missy who loves goats! We missed her birthday because of hurricane Harvey last month. I got her a goat painting too! So. Yes. Card is waaaay late.

I love how the goat is chewing on wheat, and in the Designer Series Paper there is wheat! Ties the two brands together so nice!!!

This pattern paper, Painted Autumn, is currently on sale at Stampin’ Up. Purchase 3 Designer Series Paper packs and the 4th one is free! Go take a look!

Back to the challenge……see the other Design Team cards at Watercooler Wednesday and link up to our challenge! It’s lots of fun!

Supplies –

  • Stamp Set – Special Celebration (sentiment)
  • Framelits – Layering Ovals
  • Card Stock – Very vanilla, Crumb Cake, Old Olive
  • Ink – Early Espresso
  • DSP – Painted Autumn
Happy Stampin’
Libby

Hard to believe it’s time for a new Create with Connie and Mary tutorial. The October Session will be open soon!! New inspiration. New stamps sets. New projects.

Here is a sneak at the  projects –

October 2017 Collage

October featured products –

  •  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).

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Christmas Noel

Merry Christmas everyone! Happy December 25th!

Whatever you celebrate, if anything, thanks for stopping by!

This will be quick as I am spending time with family and friends today.

These were the other cards that I mailed out for Christmas this year –

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Isn’t is just beautiful?

And, look at the inside –

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Just as gorgeous! These pictures do not do it just at all!

Once again, Paper Pumpkin to the rescue for helping me create almost 40 of these with minimal work!!

Enough of that – have a wonderful Sunday. However you celebrate it. With whomever you celebrate it with!

Happy Stampin’
Libby

November Blogging Friends Blog Hop

Hello November!!!! Hope you Halloween was fun, festive and safe!

Welcome to another Blogging Friends Blog Hop!

Our theme this month is the stamp set, Lovely as a Tree! You know it, a classic that’s been around Stampin Up forever!

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Here is my first card –

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I decided to mix way old (Lovely as a Tree) with way new (colors and stamp set) and go with a Christmas card.

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I love these colors together too! I’m a true red and green gal when it comes to decor and personal style, but I love expanding the Christmas color pallet and trying new combinations. This. I. Love.

Of course, when you hear the name, Lovely as a Tree, the image in this card is what come to mind. I’m most certain –

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It’s the classic image!

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I just had to create something using it. I once again mixed way old and way new using the same stamp set. The addition of the glimmer paper and ribbon is very elegant.

As I put these two clean stamps away, I noticed a tiny leaf stamp in the box. Sure enough, it’s part of the set too. I just had to use it because I can’t say I really have ever seen it used before!

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Mixed with the Copper Foil – a WINNER!

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The Copper Metallic Thread helped too! This turned out to be a very fall-like card. But, oh so lovely!

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I hope you enjoyed my spread of Lovely as a Tree cards! Please leave some happy reading! Bloggers love to read comments!

Head on over to Anne Power to see what she has done with this stamp set!

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Happy Stampin’
Libby
First Card Supplies
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You can check the others on the hop here –

Thinking of You CCMC

Sounds like I am thinking of CCMC, which is Create with Connie and Mary, and, I guess you can say that I am!

It’s Thursday and time for another challenge from them!

This time it’s a color challenge –

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Halloween colors was your first though, I bet?

Well, it’s doesn’t have to be. Just take a look –

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See. It doesn’t scream Halloween, does it?

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It’s quite a lovely card using this bold sentiment!

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The added Confetti embossed background makes the card fun for a number of occasions: birthday, thank you, thinking of you, anniversary, invitation, you get the idea!

Now the other Design Team members at Create with Connie and Mary created some wonderful too, and not all Halloween cards with these colors! You should check them out. Hopefully, we’ve inspired you and you’ll play along with us!

Supplies –

  • Stamp Set – Time of Year (hostess set)
  • Dies – Layering Ovals Framelits
  • Card Stock –Perfect Plum, Pumpkin Pie, Old Olive, Whisper White
  • Ink – Perfect Plum
  • Punches – Bow Builder (used to flag the ends of strips)
  • Big Shot – Confetti
Happy Stampin’
Libby

Wacky Watercooler October Blog Hop

Finally made time to join this wonderful blog hop again, the Wacky Watercooler!

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Our theme is fall, of course!

I created a nice little array of items.

The first is a simple, elegant card –

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Love these colors together! Very elegant and classy!

The third is a wonderful interactive card –

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Pull up on the viewable area to see this –

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…and did you see that the adorable main focal image moved up to?

Lastly, I always make some sort of Gratitude Journal for myself and as a Card Buffet item around this time. Here is the one for this year –

libbystamps, stampin up, Seasonal Frame Thinlits, Copper Foil, Kraft Tag A Bag Gift Bags, Vintage Leaves, Leaflets Framelits, Season Frame Thinlits

Inside it has 10 sheets of paper to notate what you are ‘grateful’ for. This is one of our Tag A Bag Gift Bags folded over and decorated.

I would love to read what you think about my Blog Hop projects before moving on to the next blog! And, if you attend my Card Buffet this weekend, you may or may not see these projects again, just sayin’!

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In case you needed to see the previous one, Christine, again.

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To continue on to Heidi’s blog.

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In case you need to see who you missed!

Thanks for joining us this month! Card supplies listed below.

Happy Stampin’
Libby

Give Thanks

  • Suite Seasons stamp set
  • Very Vanilla, Island Indigo card stocks
  • Fabulous Foil Designer Acetate
  • Gold Foil
  • Island Indigo Ink
  • Tear & Tape Adhesive
Slider Thankful Card
  • Cookie Cutter Halloween stamp set, Acorny Thank You
  • Cookie Cutter Builder Punch, 1 1/4″ Circle Punch
  • Halloween Night Specialty DSP
  • Layering Ovals Framelits
  • Kraft Rope Trim
  • Stampin’ Write Markers
  • Chocolate Chip, Very Vanilla, Shimmer White card stocks
  • StazOn  Black Ink, Early Espresso Ink
Grateful Journal
  • Vintage Leaves stamp set
  • Leaflets Framelits, Season Frame Thinlits (currently on Clearance Rack!!)
  • Kraft Tag A Bag Gift Bags
  • Copper Foil Sheets
  • Seasonal Frame Thinlits
  • Cajun Craze, Garden Green, Crushed Curry card stocks
  • Layering Ovals Framelits
  • Cajun Craze and Garden Green Inks

Step It Up Reindeer, We Create Blog Hop

This is the second blog hop and post you’ll be seeing from me!

Wahoo! Been a crafty little one lately!

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This is for We Create! Our theme we work with is to either create a card then step it up or create two cards using the same layout.

This time, I chose to create a card and make it twice using the same layout. Here is the fist one –

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It is sort of simple in design until you open it –

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It’s a gift card holder! And, it used the same size card stock as a regular card, it’s just scored differently!

The other card uses the remaining half of the Real Red card stock –

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It’s a way fancier front, but it uses the same basic layout.

Here, you can see the two next to each other –

libbystamps, stampin up, We Create, Red Foil Sheets, Pom-Pom Trim, Festive EF, Candy Cane Lane DSP, Cookie Cutter Builder, Cookie Cutter Christmas, Layering Ovals Framelits

What do you think? You like? The cards are sort of stepped up and sort of stepped over!

I love both of them! The retired Red Foil Paper (it’s still on the Clearance Rack) and Pom-Pom Trim was a great added bonus here!

I’d love to read what you think before heading over to Julie’s blog to see what she created.

Supplies –

  • Stamp Set – Cookie Cutter Christmas
  • Dies – Layering Ovals Framelits
  • Punches – Cookie Cutter Builder
  • Card Stock – Real Red, Early Espresso, Crum Cake, Whisper White
  • DSP – Candy Cane Lane
  • Ink –Early Espresso
  • Big Shot – Festive EF
  • Other – Red Foil Sheets (R), Pom-Pom Trim (R)
Happy Stampin’
Libby

Thank You Leaf, CCMC

Thursday already! September is almost over. Yikes! One last Create with Connie and Mary for the month!

This week, we have a nice color challenge –

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Great colors, don’t you agree?

I wasn’t really sure what direction I wanted to go with these. I have been trying to incorporate more stamping in my cards and I did just that with this design –

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Of course, I also have fall on the brain too!

I stamped the leaved in a row randomly. I decided a basic card layout would work best.

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I added the sentiment from Thoughtful Branches, although these leaves are from the set, Vintage Leaves, the work quite well together!

And, as an added bonus, this could be given to a guy as well! A great masculine card!

I’d love for you to leave me a comment. Then, go see what the other Design Team members created at Create with Connie and Mary. Perhaps you’d like to try out our challenge this week? You should! It’s open for a week!

Supplies used –

  • Stamp Set – Vintage Leaves, Suite Seasons
  • Card Stock – Whisper White, Tangerine Tango, Basic Grey, Dapper Denim
  • Ink –Tangerine Tango, Basic Grey, Dapper Denim
  • Big Shot – Layering Ovals Framelits
  • Other – Thick Whisper White Bakers Twine
Happy Stampin’
Libby