The Beauty of Fall – Create with Connie and Mary Saturday Blog Hop

What a wonderful Saturday! Great day to check out the Create with Connie and Mary blog hop!

Our theme this week is The Beauty of Fall.

This is perfect because I LOVE fall. It’s my favorite time of the year.

I created a nice fall card –

libbystamps, stampin up, Painted Harvest, Layering Circles Framelits, Painted Autumn DSP, Colorful Season, Seasonal Layers Thinlits, Gold Metallic Thread, CCMC

It’s really fun! I combined a variety of patterns from the Painted Harvest Designer Series Paper as well as some stamping!

The leaves I inked up in the Crushed Curry, then rocked the outer portion in the different ink pads to get this effect on the leaves. It’s a gorgeous, easy, and a must try technique!

I even got fancy – fancy and wrapped the gold thread behind the circle. These sort of things I struggle to get the look I want! 

I am sure the other Design Team members created wonderful fall cards too!

Go forward to Debbie Henderson, and back to Mary Brown. I know you’ll be inspired!

Stampin’ Up Supplies

  • Stamp Set – Painted Harvest, Colorful Season
  • Framelits – Seasonal Layers, Layering Circles
  • Card Stock – Very Vanilla
  • Ink – Early Espresso
  • DSP – Painted Autumn
  • Other – Gold Metallic Thread
Happy Stampin’
Libby

Guess what’s available today??? The Create with Connie and Mary November Session!!

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!

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Oh, Joy!

Quick post to start you week off creatively!

Instead of designing for one of my teams I’m on – I’m playing with someone else’s challenge!

Today, it’s for a long time love of mine, Freshly Made Sketches.

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They always have clean, simple designs that are very easy to create with. I was drawn to this one.

libbystamps, stampin up, Boxwood Wreaths Embellishments, Quilted Christmas 1/4 Ribbon, FMS311

I went with colors of red and green. Perhaps Christmas colors, but the sentiment could evoke really anything! Of course, adding the wreath and the ribbon makes this totally Christmas!

libbystamps, stampin up, Boxwood Wreaths Embellishments, Quilted Christmas 1/4 Ribbon, FMS311

The up close of this mini wreath because it sooo sweet! A great addition to the card, don’t you think?

Thanks for stopping by!

Stampin’ Up Supplies

  • Stamp Set – Watercolor Christmas
  • Framelits – Stitched Shapes
  • Card Stock – Real Red
  • Ink – Real Red, Whisper White
  • DSP – Painted Autumn
  • Other – Boxwood Wreaths Embellishments, Quilted Christmas 1/4 Ribbon
Happy Stampin’
Libby

Did you catch our October Create with Connie and Mary tutorial? Well, the November Session is almost ready to be released! But, the October session is still available!

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!

And We Give Thanks – Create with Connie and Mary Saturday Blog Hop

Happy Saturday! Time to share for Create with Connie and Mary and our Saturday blog hop.

Our theme this week is ‘We give thanks’. Great way to start the month of November!

libbystamps, stampin up, All Things Thanks, Painted Autumn DSP, Everyday Label Punch, CCMC

This Soft Sky blue is a great fall blue! It looks wonderful with these additional fall colors.

This card was simply created by adhering a piece of Painted Autumn Designer Series Paper to the card base. I added the stamped and punched sentiment from All Things Thanks. The Everyday Label Punch fit this sentiment perfectly! I tied Pool Party Baker’s twine around the card. The color looks close to Soft Sky. Easy, easy.

Going forward, check out Debbie Henderson, and going back, Mary Brown.

I know you’ll be inspired with their takes on our ‘We Give Thanks’ theme!

Stampin’ Up Supplies

  • Stamp Set – All Things Thanks
  • Card Stock – Soft Sky, Very Vanilla
  • Ink – Early Espresso
  • DSP – Painted Autumn
  • Punches – Everyday Label
  • Other – Pool Party Baker’s Twine
Happy Stampin’

Libby


Did you catch our October Create with Connie and Mary tutorial? Well, the November Session is almost ready to be released! But, the October session is still available!

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!

Elegantly Giving Thanks

Hello my Thursday friends! Stopping by to see the latest Create with Connie and Mary challenge? Well, here it is –

A great fall combination of colors!  I had so much fun creating my card for today! I went with the same sketch as yesterday and Tuesday using these challenge colors.

libbystamps, stampin up, Pick a Pumpkin, Painted Harvest, Pick a Pumpkin Bundle, Painted Autumn DSP, Patterned Pumpkins Thinlits, Layering Circles Framelits, CCMC This turned out to be such a beautiful card!

I started with the Painted Autumn Designer Series paper again (love this paper!!) and just started adding the layers of pumpkins and leaves until I got the look I wanted. I ended up with extra stamped pieces, but that’s ok, I’ll use them for something else! You just never know when you’re building a card.

For some reason, the Crushed Curry pad left and interesting solid image when I inked up the gourd – but, that was totally ok here – made it look so realistic! The taller pumpkins stamped in Cajun Craze, inked once and stamped twice. Try this technique – you’ll get a nice lighter shade the second time around.

So. Have I inspired you yet? I sure hope so! Check out the other Design Team creations at Create with Connie and Mary and post your takes on the sketch on our Facebook page.

Stampin’ Up Supplies –

  • Stamp Set – Pick a Pumpkin, Painted Harvest
  • Framelits – Patterned Pumpkins, Layering Circles
  • Bundles – Pick a Pumpkin
  • Card Stock – Very Vanilla, Tranquil Tide
  • Ink – Cajun Craze, Crushed Curry, Tranquil Tide
  • DSP – Painted Autumn
Happy Stampin’
Libby

Did you catch our October Create with Connie and Mary tutorial? The October Session can be purchased now!

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!

 

 

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!

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!