Black & Orange – Create with Connie and Mary Saturday Blog Hop

Thanks for stopping by this fun fall-ish day! You know, it’s a Create with Connie and Mary kind of blog hop day!

Our theme this week is black and orange! Perfect as Halloween is just around the corner!

Of course, black and orange can be appropriate for all sorts of things as well. But, I went with something Halloween themed –

libbystamps, stampin up, Merry Cafe, Coffee Cup Framelits, Spooky Night DSP, CCMC

Isn’t this too sweet?? Yes, pun intended!

libbystamps, stampin up, Merry Cafe, Coffee Cup Framelits, Spooky Night DSP, CCMC

I like to send cards to my girls (who are adults) and also friends, even for Halloween!

So, a card with a coffee gift card inside is the perfect thing! As well as this terrific stamp, Merry Cafe, from Holiday Mini. Coordinates perfectly with the Coffee Cup framelits in the big catalog.

This design uses a basic card base of 4 1/4 x 11, then it’s scored at 5 1/2 and 8 3/4. Super simple! I added the belly band to keep it closed. Great idea, right?

Check out the other Design Teams ideas on Black and orange. Going forward, check out Debbie Henderson, and going back, check out Mary Brown.

Stampin Up Supplies –

  • Stamp Set – Merry Cafe
  • Framelits – Coffee Cup
  • Card Stock – Pumpkin Pie, Basic Black
  • Ink – Black Memento
  • DSP – Spooky Night
  • Punches – any circle punch (for inside)
  • Other – Tear & Tape
Happy Stampin’
Libby

It’s time for a new 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!

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Christmas Coffee Cheer

Feeling the Christmas spirit for Create with Connie and Mary today!

We have a new color challenge that we’d love to see you participate in –

Fun colors that’d be great for really any occasion.

libbystamps, stampin up, Merry Cafe, Coffee Cups  Framelits, Painted Autumn  DSP, Coffee Break  DSP, CCMC

See how fun this Christmas card is? It uses the Merry Cafe stamp set from the Holiday Mini. It coordinates with the Coffee Cups framelits from the large catalog. This is a great card and mix of pattern papers.

See how the other Design Team members used these colors at Create with Connie and Mary.

Want to create a card using these colors? You can link it up here on Facebook.

Stampin’ Up Supplies –

  • Stamp Set – Merry Cafe
  • Framelits – Coffee Cup
  • Card Stock – Lemon Lime Twist, Soft Sky, Garden Green, Whisper White
  • Ink – Garden Green
  • DSP – Painted Autumn, Coffee Break (on sale the month of October)
  • Other – Softly Falling EF, Basic Jewel Rhinestones, retired Garden Green Baker’s Twine,
Happy Stampin’
Libby

Hard to believe the new Create with Connie and Mary October Session is now open to purchase!! 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!

Hello Fall

Recover from your Monday off? Spend the day crafting?

Time to be inspired by a card designed for Try Stampin’ on Tuesday and our new two-week sketch –

Challenge #343. Optional theme : Leaves

I loved this sketch and the ability to show off this gorgeous Designer Series Paper. Yes, I used it in the last challenge, but with a totally different look here –

libbystamps, stampin up, Merry Cafe, Painted Autumn  DSP, TSOT, fall

and, I got the additional theme of leaves! Thanks to the patterning on the paper!

I normally don’t like all the business with the different patterns and such, but here, this cards flows quite well. Even the pumpkin was fussy cut from one of the papers! Soo nice and convenient. The stamped images are from the Merry cafe set.

Stampin’ Up Supplies –

  • Stamp Set – Merry Cafe
  • Card Stock – Cajun Craze, Very Vanilla
  • Ink – Cajun Craze, Lemon Lime Twist, Peekaboo Peach
  • DSP – Painted Autumn

Please take a look at the other Design Team cards on our blog or Facebook page. You can create a card and join our challenge in either place! Hope to see your creations!

Happy Stampin’
Libby

Hard to believe it’s time for a new Create with Connie and Mary tutorial. The October Session opens in days! New inspiration. New stamps sets. New 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!

Create with Connie and Mary Saturday Blog Hop – Holiday Catalog

Have we got a fun hop of cards today for our Create with Connie and Mary blog hop!

Our theme is the new Holiday Catalog.

Where do I begin??? This year it’s just FABULOUS!!

A favorite of mine is the Pizza Boxes. They are coated to be food safe, but hold cards equally as well. So that was my starting point for these –

libbystamps, stampin up, Painted Harvest, Merry Cafe, Mini Pizza Boxes, Whisper White 3x3 Envelopes, Everyday Label Punch, CCMC

The Painted Harvest is next on my favorites so far which I combined with the Merry Cafe to create 4 3×3 little cards. Another new thing is 3×3 mini envelopes! (They are under the cards in the picture.)

libbystamps, stampin up, Painted Harvest, Merry Cafe, Mini Pizza Boxes, Whisper White 3x3 Envelopes, Everyday Label Punch, CCMCI used the flower center and a partial leaf to create the little pumpkin here.

libbystamps, stampin up, Painted Harvest, Merry Cafe, Mini Pizza Boxes, Whisper White 3x3 Envelopes, Everyday Label Punch, CCMC

Here, I created the pooling water look with the fern stamp and three inks, Black Memento, Basic Grey and Smokey Slate.

libbystamps, stampin up, Painted Harvest, Merry Cafe, Mini Pizza Boxes, Whisper White 3x3 Envelopes, Everyday Label Punch, CCMC

Thinking out of the box here by using the two acorns pieces, opposite, I created the holiday glasses.

libbystamps, stampin up, Painted Harvest, Merry Cafe, Mini Pizza Boxes, Whisper White 3x3 Envelopes, Everyday Label Punch, CCMCThe wreath here is pretty straight forward. It’s the flower without the stamped centers.

Did you notice the ‘ticket corner’ looking punched corners on all the cards? I used the new Everyday Label Punch to create them. Just insert them from the top of the punch using the edge as a guideline.

We all have our favorites and products we gravitate too. See what the other Design Team members created –


 

Supplies –

  • Stamp Set – Painted Harvest, Merry Cafe
  • Card Stock – Whisper White, Cajun Craze, Pumpkin Pie, Soft Sky, Cherry Cobbler
  • Ink – Cajun Craze, Always Artichoke, Black Memento, Basic Grey and Smokey Slate, Night of Navy, Island Indigo, Cherry Cobbler, Garden Green
  • Punches Everyday Label
  • Other – Mini Pizza Boxes, Whisper White 3×3 Envelopes
Happy Stampin’
Libby

Our Create with Connie and Mary September Session is almost ready to be released! And, I must say, I created an adorable 3-D item!! Please support me and the Design Team by purchasing any of our tutorial sessions. September will be available on the 11th, the others are still available.

Here is a sneak at the September projects –

 September features –
  • Pick a Pumpkin Bundle
  • Tags & Trimming Bundle
  • Spooky Cat Bundle
  • Festive Phrases Stamp Set
  • Colorful Seasons 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

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!

Hello Fall in Creative Colors

Ah…..almost the weekend! But, time to share a card designed for Create with Connie and Mary and our new color challenge this week –

love, Love, LOVE these colors together. Sometimes you don’t see how well they work together until you pull them out and just look at them together!

I wasn’t sure what direction I wanted to go in. But, after I saw the new stamp sets I had – I knew.

Those who know me, know I LOVE pumpkins (and fall and the fall colors). So it was a natural to choose this set –

libbystamps, stampin up, Pick a Pumpkin, Patterned Pumpkins Thinlits, Pick a Pumpkin Bundle, Merry Cafe, Decorative Ribbon Border Punch, CCMCIsn’t this awesome? Not the typical fall colors, but it has pumpkins!

libbystamps, stampin up, Pick a Pumpkin, Patterned Pumpkins Thinlits, Pick a Pumpkin Bundle, Merry Cafe, Decorative Ribbon Border Punch, CCMCI used the new Pick a Pumpkin stamp set and the Patterned Pumpkins Thinlits (both will be available September 1st). I stamped the pumpkins and the background leaf images from the set.

The sentiment is also from a new set, Merry Cafe. It’s soooo cute and coordinates with the Coffee Cups Framelits. I did mask it off to get just the ‘Hello FALL’, which I punched twice (to shorten) with the Classic Label Punch.

I am looking forward to cooler temperatures and lowered humidity with fall. Texas can be brutal at least half the year!

Check out the other designers cards on our Create with Connie and Mary blog.

Then, pull out these colors and PLAY with them! You can join our challenge by linking up a card on our Facebook page.

Supplies –

  • Stamp Set – Pick a Pumpkin, Merry Cafe
  • Framelits – Patterned Pumpkins
  • Bundles – Pick a Pumpkin
  • Card Stock – Smokey Slate, Bermuda Bay, Lemon Lime Twist
  • Ink – Smokey Slate, Bermuda Bay, Lemon Lime Twist, Versamark
  • Punches – Classic Label Punch, Decorative Ribbon Border Punch
Happy Stampin’
Libby

Did you know that I am also part of the Create with Connie and Mary Design Team? I am! Our most recent August Session is now available for purchase. Here is a peek of the projects –

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