Poppy Mango Bay Thank You

Happy Try Stampin’ on Tuesday, Tuesday!

Color. Color. Color. Love these bright, fun choices!

I went with Poppy Parade, Mango Melody and Bermuda Bay. I am anxiously awaiting new stuff, so I pulled out the Daisy punch again and created this –

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It’s fresh and fun!

Check out the other Design team cards at Try Stampin’ on Tuesday or on our Facebook page. You can even join our challenge there too!

Stampin’ Up Supplies –

  • Stamp Set – Abstract Impressions
  • Framelits – Layering Ovals
  • Card Stock – Poppy Parade, Mango Melody, Bermuda Bay
  • Ink – Black Memento
  • Punches – Daisy, 3/4″ Circle
  • Other – Polka Dot Basics EF
Happy Stampin’
Libby
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Happy Birthday from the Gang

Happy Tuesday! Got a wonderful share for Try Stampin on Tuesday today!

We have a new layout challenge –

Challenge #366. Optional Theme : Critter Crazy

I immediately went to this soon-to-retire stamp set, We Must Celebrate, from the Occasions Catalog because of all the cute animals!

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I stamped the focal image. Then I realized it was slightly larger than the framelit I was using. No problem! I just cut around the ears, foot and tail of the animals to make it work! I love how those parts hang over.

To highlight the animals, I colored the background using the lighter Blends markers in Pool Party. This was accented by the Whole Lot of Lovely Designer Series Paper. Sadly, it recently went on the retired list, sold out quickly, and is no longer available.   

The other Design Team members created some wonderful cards on the Try Stampin on Tuesday blog. You should check them out.

You can create a card using our challenge and upload it to our blog or Facebook page. Hope to see you there!

Stampin’ Up Supplies –

  • Stamp Set – We Must Celebrate (retiring soon)
  • Framelits – Layering Ovals
  • Card Stock – Pool Party, Whisper White
  • Ink – Black Memento
  • DSP – Whole Lot of Lovely (retired)
  • Other – Pool Party Blends Marker
Happy Stampin’
Libby

We Create – Last Chance Blog Hop

Hello stampers! Have you seen all items that Stampin’ Up is retiring? Sooo many awesome products!

We Create decided to have an impromptu blog hop!

Obviously, the theme is retiring products!

I had a hard time deciding just what to use……I went with a minimally stamped card using framelits!

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Isn’t this just the sweetest?!?!

After I framelit cut the word ‘friend’, I found this tiny ‘happy birthday’ from the Sprinkles of Life stamp set. Since its photopolymer, its pliable, which made it easy to curve the image. I thought this was a fun addition to the oval ‘friend’. You agree?

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The inside is a pullout card that’d be perfect for a gift card!

I’m really sad to see these products retire. I wonder what the other designers are showcasing??? Check them out here –

Stampin’ Up Supplies –

  • Stamp Set – Sprinkles of Life (retiring)
  • Framelits – Mini Treat Bag, Lovely Words (both retiring), Layering Ovals
  • Card Stock – Whisper White, Crushed Curry, Basic Black
  • Ink – Black Memento
  • DSP – Pick a Pattern (retiring)
  • Punches – 1″ Circle
  • Other – Basic Black Bakers Twine (retiring)
Happy Stampin’
Libby

Hope Your Day is Magical

I really do! Everyone needs a magical day!

I designed this card for Create with Connie and Mary and our newest challenge!

And, I featured it on my March Card Buffet – it was total love!

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Isn’t this just adorable???

It’s a square card, 4 1/4 x 4 1/4, so it will fit into a standard envelope!

It does not photograph well, but the unicorn is colored with a Wink of Stella clear glitter pen! So adorable!

The other Design Team members created some very inspiring cards! Please check them out here. Inspired by the challenge? Link us your card on our Facebook site.

Stampin’ Up Supplies –

  • Stamp Set – Magical Day
  • Framelits – Magical Mates, Layering Ovals
  • Bundles – Magical Day
  • Card Stock – Whisper White, Smoky Slate, Powder Pink
  • Ink – Black Memento, Fresh Fig
  • DSP – Myths & Magical
  • Punches – Classic Label Punch
  • Other – Clear Wink of Stella Glitter Pen, Powder Pink Stampin’ Write Marker
Happy Magical Stampin’
Libby

Blogging Friends Blog Hop – December – Christmas/Hanukkah/New Years

December??? Where has this year gone??

Welcome to the first post for today! This one is a Blog Hop too for Blogging friends Blog Hop!

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Our theme this month is Christmas/Hanukkah/New Year!

I decided to create a quick treat holder to cover both Christmas and New Year –

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I used the Acetate Card Boxes from the Holiday Mini and cut them in half. I inserted the card stock and added a flap with velcro to keep it secure.

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This is what the insert looks like. After I cut and scored it, and added the Eastern Palace Specialty Designer Series Paper to the inside and to the outside of the flap so it’s visible when closed.

Kind of cool how the candy matches the paper perfectly!! I’m making more of these as soon as I finish this post! How about you? You going to give these a try?

Before heading over to talented, Jessica, please leave me a comment. I love hearing from you!

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Stampin’ Up Supplies –

  • Stamp Set – Pinning for Plaid (October 2017 Paper Pumpkin)
  • Framelits – Layering Ovals, Stitched Shapes
  • Card Stock – Bermuda Bay, Very Vanilla, Gold Foil
  • Ink – Bermuda Bay
  • DSP – Eastern Palace Specialty
  • Other – Acetate Card Boxes
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!

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 –

libbystamps, stampin up, Special Celebration, Painted Autumn  DSP, WWC, goat

….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).

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!

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