Thank You, Thank you, thank you

Hello my Thursday friends!

You know its time for a Create with Connie and Mary challenge!

This week, we have a new layout –

Took me no time to pull out some soon to retire Stampin’ Up items to create this –

libbystamps, stampin up, Rose Wonder, Lots of Labels Framelits, Eclectic Layers Thinlits, Pick a Pattern DSP

Black and white are always a classic!

I started with creating my focal element, using the Lots of Labels Framelits. The flowers and leaves are from the Eclectic Layers Thinlits. I will so miss both these versatile items!

As I adhered the while flower to the black base, I only added Tombow glue to the center of the flower so it stands away from the base.

The ‘thank you’ is from, also retiring stamp set, Rose Wonder. I inked it up and stamped it three times, not reapplying ink. (Looks like my stamp has some lint on it… happens!)

Everything was placed on a piece of Pick a Pattern Designer Series Paper, which was adhered to a Whisper White card base.

Quick. Easy. Elegant.

Check out the other Design Team cards at Create with Connie and Mary. I am sure you’ll be inspired! If you’d like to add a card to our challenge, you can do so on our Facebook page.

Stampin’ Up Supplies –

  • Stamp Set – Rose Wonder (retiring)
  • Framelits – Lots of Labels, Eclectic Layers (both retiring)
  • Card Stock – Whisper White, Basic Black
  • Ink – Black Memento
  • DSP – Pick a Pattern (retiring)
Happy Stampin’

Watercooler Wednesday 135 – Judy’s Feminine ‘Anything Goes’ Challenge

Slowly getting back into creating and blogging. Between working a part-time job, helping others with recovery needs, my own moving of stuff and a retired husband home – sometimes hard to find my creative time! I’ll get there. I know.

Good thing about challenges. Commitment. So, I have to create! Works for me!

Today, I got busy for Watercooler Wednesday!

We have our usual round of challenges. Today, it’s hosted by Judy –

These are probably our core in card making! Women love handmade things, especially cards!

I had packed these particular new items up a couple of weeks ago (wow, that long already?!?!) in preparation for Harvey, and, of course misplaced them when I went to put them back!

But, alas, I found what I was looking for and created this –

libbystamps, stampin up, Rose Wonder, Quilt Builder Framelits, WWC, quilt

It’s a new product in Stampin Up’s holiday Holiday mini catalog called the Quilt Builder Framelits! Name is very fitting I’d say! It’s paired with a Christmas set. Clearly these framelits are not exclusively Christmas.

libbystamps, stampin up, Rose Wonder, Quilt Builder Framelits, WWC, quilt

All these colors work nicely too! This is going to be a favorite set of mine I think! It paired well with the Happy Birthday font from the Rose Wonder stamp set.

As a tip if you own this framelit set, as you make your quilt die cuts, save the inside unused quilt pieces for future use! You’ll have enough pieces for a new scrap quilt in no time! 

Alright. Check out the other Design Team cards at Watercooler Wednesday this week. Take time to link up a card too!

Supplies –

  • Stamp Set – Rose Wonder
  • Framelits – Quilt Builder
  • Card Stock – Sweet Sugarplum, Berry Burst, Powder Pink, Basic Black, Very Vanilla
  • Ink – Black Memento
Happy Stampin’

Did you know, as Harvey waters moved closer, I was in the midst of moving all my current stamp stuff to higher ground, I managed to do my part for our September Session with Create with Connie and Mary?  I must say, I created an adorable 3-D item this time around. Please support me and the Design Team by purchasing any of our tutorial sessions. September will be available on the 11th.

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!

With Sympathy, CCMC407

I just love my Thursday challenges.

What I don’t love is having to make a sympathy card.

It’s Create with Connie and Mary day. The challenge this week –


Quite a lovely design I must say.

I needed to create a card for a co-worker who lost her father-in-law unexpectedly. I went with the sketch to create a card for her and her family –

libbystamps, stampin up, Remarkable You, Everyday Chic Washi Tape, Rose Wonder, CCMC407

A very serene card.

libbystamps, stampin up, Remarkable You, Everyday Chic Washi Tape, Rose Wonder, CCMC407

The three areas in the background were created with the Everyday Chic Washi Tape. You can see the one is very shimmery. Not sure if that is really sympathy card appropriate, but I liked the light softness it added viewing it front on.

libbystamps, stampin up, Remarkable You, Everyday Chic Washi Tape, Rose Wonder, CCMC407

The flower is from the Remarkable You set, which will be carrying over in the new catalog, as well as the sentiment from Rose Wonder. And, of course, the flower is fussy cut. I did pop it up on Dimensionals to make it more of a focal point.

Nice card, huh? I hope the colors aren’t too somber. I’d love to hear what you think. Please leave good ‘card-carma’ in the form of a comment.

Then head over to Create with Connie and Mary to look at all the other wonderful creations the design team created. And, you know, you can add yours to our mix too!

Happy Stampin’

Watercooler Wednesday, Challenge 64

Back at the cooler…..

WWC logo

We have a GREAT challenge starting today –


Heidi’s CAS, Clean And Simple Spring challenge. Some struggle with these type. But, really it’s no need to fret. Clean. Simple. That’s it.

Here is what I consider CAS –

libbystamps, stampin up, WWC64, Happy Day, Rose Wonder, CAS

Doesn’t get much more clean or much more simple. Half sheet of card stock, it’s one layer. Two stamps. Two inks. Done.

FYI, the ‘hello there’ is from the retired stamp set, Happy Day. 

I made a bunch of these too. I recently joined our neighborhood Beautification Committee. It was my first meeting. I thought it’d be a nice surprise to send a little snail mail to show my appreciation for joining the group after we met.

Perhaps some of the ladies would like to learn more about stamping??? We shall see. We will meet monthly and I’m already thinking about a little treat or another card for the next gathering.

This is an easy, simple, clean card that should inspire you on just how easy these cards can be! And, yes, if you follow me, you know this is right up my alley!!

Join the Watercooler Wednesday to see what the other talented team members created with this challenge. And, play along – it’s so much fun!

You should leave a comment too – because comments make bloggers feel good!! It’s also good ‘card-carma’!

Happy Stampin’