Watercooler Wednesday 143 – Gail’s Feminine Anything Goes Challenge

Hello Watercooler Wednesday fans! Part of three blog posts today! Thanks for joining me!

Got a wonderful Feminine challenge starting today from Gail –

I went with this lovely stamp set and Designer Series Paper to create this –

libbystamps, stampin up, Lots of Love, Whole Lot of Lovely DSP, fancy fold, WWC

It’s one of those neat, fancy folds! See when you open it –

libbystamps, stampin up, Lots of Love, Whole Lot of Lovely DSP, fancy fold, WWC

It truly is lovely! And quite simple too!

I started with a card base of 4 1/2 x 9, scored at 3 1/3. The second panel is 8 x 3, scored at 4. The Designer Series Paper is added to the card base inside and outside flap. So easy!

The other Design Team members created some lovely cards as well – check them out! Watercooler Wednesday. You can also link up your own card there as well! Looking forward to seeing your creations.

You can see my other two blog post here and here. They are both blog hops!!!

Stampin’ Up Supplies

  • Stamp Set – Lots of Love
  • Card Stock – Old Olive, Very Vanilla
  • Ink – Black Memento, Tangerine Tango
  • DSP – Whole Lot of Lovely
Happy Stampin’
Libby
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Freshly Made Sending Lots of Love

I have created a special card that is very near and dear to my heart today for Freshly Made Sketches. It’s their 300th challenge!

They are so special to me because it was one of the first challenges that I started following and playing along with. I was SO inspired by them. The clean and simple style really helped shape who I am as a designer. Now, I’m on three teams! (Of course FMS, is a dream design team to be a part of!!! Goals, right? Goals! )

I hadn’t really played with this Whole Lot of Lovely Suite and I felt it was a great time to pull it out!

libbystamps, stampin up, Lots of Love, Stitches Shapes Framelits, Whole Lot of Lovely, Whole Lot of Lovely DSP, FSM300

So bright! So fun! So full of energy!

libbystamps, stampin up, Lots of Love, Stitches Shapes Framelits, Whole Lot of Lovely, Whole Lot of Lovely DSP, FSM300

I used lots of dimension here as well. And, yes, pulled out the new paper snips to do some lots of cutting around the words!

I did struggle with this choice of paper. Normally, I do not have this struggle……

libbystamps, stampin up, Lots of Love, Stitches Shapes Framelits, Whole Lot of Lovely, Whole Lot of Lovely DSP, FSM300

….and another contender –

libbystamps, stampin up, Lots of Love, Stitches Shapes Framelits, Whole Lot of Lovely, Whole Lot of Lovely DSP, FSM300

It’s funny seeing the design in a blog how it looks different! But, I stand by my choice!

Congrats to Freshly Made Sketches on their 300th challenge! Simply put, here’s to many more clean and simple inspirational sketches to challenge and inspire us!

Supplies –

  • Stamp Set – Lots of Love
  • Framelits – Stitches Shapes
  • Suite – Whole Lot of Lovely
  • Card Stock – Tangerine Tango, Old Olive, Pool Party, Whisper White,
  • Ink – Black Memento, Pool Party
  • DSP – Whole Lot of Lovely
  • Other – Layered Leaves EF, Mini Dimensionals
Happy Stampin’
Libby

One of the fabulous Design Teams I am proud to say I’m a part of is, Create with Connie and Mary.

Our most recent August Session is now available for purchase. And, yes, I created one of the tutorials!

AUGUST, we are featuring –

  • Coffee Cafe Bundle
  • Ribbon of Courage
  • Feathery Friends
  • You Move Me Bundle
  • Pieces & Patterns (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!

We will have a bonus Holiday project too –

Check out CREATE WITH CONNIE AND MARY for more details

Sending Lots of Love

Happy Thursday! You know what that means!

Time for another fabulous card designed for Create with Connie and Mary and our new weekly challenge!

We are back to out alternating color and layout challenges. This week, some fabulous colors –

To compliment the colors, my card –

libbystamps, stampin up, Brushstrokes, Lots of Love, Mini Treat Bag Thinlits, CCMC

Bold, fun, creative! I started with stamping the background using the Brushstrokes stamp in Tranquil Tide. I loved it, but once all the other elements were together, it was a bit too bold. A piece of vellum softened the stripes nicely.

libbystamps, stampin up, Brushstrokes, Lots of Love, Mini Treat Bag Thinlits, CCMC

I added the stamped focal panel, then the addition of the heart strip, the ‘washi piece’ and the thin bow. All are from the Mini Treat Bag Thinlits. Perfect additions to the card tying in all the colors in the challenge.

You can see the other Design Team cards on our Create with Connie and Mary blog site for inspiration. Card link ups can be done on our Facebook page! Create a card and join us!

Supplies –

  • Stamp Set – Brushstrokes, Lots of Love
  • Framelits – Mini Treat Bag
  • Card Stock – Very Vanilla, Peekaboo Peach, Vellum, Tranquil Tide
  • Ink – Tranquil Tide, Night of Navy
Happy Stampin’
Libby

The new JULY session will soon be here!

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