Bold & Bright Colors – Create with Connie and Mary Saturday Blog Hop

Happy holiday weekend! Thanks for taking time out for the Create with Connie and Mary blog hop!

Our theme this week features Bold & Bright Colors.

This is so fun since Stampin’ Up is introducing new colors officially June 1st!

I decided to mix old with new for this summerish beauty –

libbystamps, stampin up, Abstract Impressions, Petal Burst EF, Daisy Punch, Petal Pair Embossing Folder, Petal Burst Embossing Folder, CCMC

The newest color on here is Pineapple Punch, the bright yellow! Followed by Lemon Lime Twist, Melon Mambo and Bermuda Bay for some added interest.

These colors are definitely bright, bold and eye-catching!

The embossed panels added some dimension and interest to the card.

I’ll be featuring this card on my card Buffet on Sunday!

Go forward to see the bright fun Debbie Henderson has to offer, and back to Mary Brown’s inspirational color choice. I know you’ll be inspired by all the Design Team!

Stampin’ Up Supplies

  • Stamp Set – Abstract Impressions (available June 1)
  • Card Stock – Whisper White, Pineapple Punch, Lemon Lime Twist, Melon Mambo, Bermuda Bay
  • Ink – Black Memento
  • Punches – Daisy, 1″ Circle
  • Other – Petal Burst EF, Petal Pair EF


Yes. You.

I designed a card for You and Create with Connie and Mary and our newest Thursday challenge –

Of course, a wonderful layout!

And, another card using the butterfly from the Beautiful Day stamp set!

libbystamps, stampin up, Beautiful Day, Aqua Painter, Celebrate You Thinlits, Petal Pair Embossing Folder, CCMC

Isn’t this just lovely???

If you’ve been following my recent posts, you’ll know I’ve created two other cards using these colors! One is here and the other is here.

On my card for today, I embossed the butterfly using (retired) black embossing powder and colored the butterfly in a cool way.

Stampin’ Up pads are unique in that if you squish them while closed, ink will be left on the top of the case. By taking an Aqua Painter and dipping it in the ink, you’ll pick it up and you can color with it! I colored the butterfly in the same colors I had used previously, Tempting Turquoise, Lemon Lime Twist, Berry Burst & Fresh Fig.

It created a similar, stunning look – but with a watercolor effect. I layered that beauty on the free Sale-a-Bration Tutti-Frutti Card & Envelopes. I also added an embossed layer too. The YOU thinlits are also Sale-a-Bration item too! So much good stuff this year!!

Ok. Check out the other Design Team cards at Create with Connie and Mary. I’m sure we will inspire you! Then you can link up your card on our Facebook page.

Stampin’ Up Supplies –

  • Stamp Set – Beautiful Day
  • Framelits – Celebrate You
  • Card Stock – Whisper White, Basic Black, Tempting Turquoise
  • Ink – Versamark, Tempting Turquoise, Lemon Lime Twist, Berry Burst, Fresh Fig
  • Other – Tutti-Frutti Card & Envelopes, Petal Pair EF, Aqua Painter
Happy Stampin’

Stained Glass Style Thank You

Hello my stampin’ friends!

I have been playing around with the Beautiful Day stamp set again. This time, I designed a card for try Stampin’ on Tuesday and our newest challenge –

These are the best sketches! Clean. Simple.

I designed this card –

libbystamps, stampin up, TSOT, Beautiful Day, Petal Palette, Petal Pair Embossing Folder, Tutti-frutti Adhesive Backed Sequins, stained glass, butterfly

It is quite similar to the one I created on Saturday.

I used the same colors, because these are great colors, and the same butterfly only in vellum here. I stamped the butterfly and let it dry. I turned it over and used the Stampin’ Write markers to color the sections on the wings. Flipped over, it gives it a stained glass effect. So pretty!

And, you guessed it, I did fussy cut the butterfly out. Again. Tip if you cut it out, cut out the antennae first. Its way easier.

You should take a look-see at what the other Design Team members created. If we inspire you, then join us! Link up you creations either on Facebook or our blog, either works.

Stampin’ Up Supplies –

  • Stamp Set – Beautiful Day, Petal Palette
  • Card Stock – Lemon Lime Twist, Tempting Turquoise, Card Stock Vellum
  • Ink – Black Memento
  • Other – Stampin Write Markers in Tempting Turquoise, Lemon Lime Twist, Berry Burst & Fresh Fig, Petal Pair Embossing Folders
Happy Stampin’

New Stuff – Create with Connie and Mary Saturday Blog Hop

Winding down the 2017 year! And, taking some much-needed ‘me’ time to create for Create with Connie and Mary and our Saturday blog hop.

Our theme this week is, NEW STUFF! As a (hobby or business) demonstrator, one of the perks is being able to order products a little earlier than non-demonstrators. It is an awesome perk! And, really awesome when you have time to actually use them! This time of year gets a bit challenging! 

I used several things to create this ensemble –

libbystamps, stampin up, CCMC, Amazing You, Celebrate You Thinlits, Lots to Love Box Framelits, Petal Pair EF, Tutti-frutti Adhesive Backed Sequins, Whisper White Narrow Note Cards & Envelopes,

This is a card box, labeled Celebrate Amazing You, in the upper left corner and three coordinating cards to fit in the box.

The box is a new box from the Lots to Love Framelits. The note cards are new as well and smaller at just 2 1/2 x 4 1/2. The are made specifically to go inside the box! How cool is that?

The stamped images are from a Sale-a-Bration set Amazing You and this time we have coordinating framelits you can earn too, Celebrate You Thinlits! I am really excited about this years assortment of free products you can earn!

The last thing that I added to the set were the Berry Burst adhesive backed sequins from the new 2018 Spring Mini!

If you are interested in learning more about being a demonstrator or about Sale-a-Bration, please contact me! Starting in January, you can ear 2 extra FREE stamp sets with your new demonstrator starter kit. You earn a FREE product with any $50 purchase as well!

Enough about me, go check out our designers – onward to Debbie Henderson, and back to Mary Brown. I know you’ll be inspired!

Stampin’ Up Supplies

  • Stamp Set – Amazing You (Sale-a-Bration 2018 item)
  • Framelits – Lots to Love, Celebrate You (Sale-a-Bration 2018 item)
  • Card Stock – Lemon Lime Twist, Basic Black
  • Ink – Lemon Lime Twist, Basic Black
  • Other – Whisper White Narrow Note Cards & Envelopes, Petal pair EF, Tutti-frutti Adhesive Backed Sequins


Create with Connie and Mary subscriptions are on SALE!

Yes…you read that right…Connie and Mary are having an ‘end of year’ sale! We are having a sale on all our monthly Mini Editions for the past year AND as a special, we are also selling the tutorials for our BONUS projects for the past year.  Mini editions are 50% off the regular subscription price shown and BONUS projects are $2.95 (no discount).  Don’t miss out……we have never offered these outside of our subscriptions!

  • Our monthly mini sessions include the instructions for 14 projects with full step-by-step tutorials.
  • Each mini session includes 12 unique cards, featuring 3 stamp sets, and
  • Each mini session includes TWO 3D items perfect for your club or stamp camp
  • All designs and tutorials are EXCLUSIVELY for subscribers and will not be posted anywhere else online.
  • All 14 projects are available immediately so you have all projects (and tutorials) right there at your fingertips
  • Our FABULOUS design team members include Debbie Henderson, Libby Fens, and Melissa Davies!
  • We use Fastwagon for our processing, you should immediately receive a Digital Order email with a link to a downloadable Welcome letter with your passwords! Thank you!

NOTE:  Use Coupon Code ENDOFYEARduring checkout for the 50% off the regular $8.95 price!