Saying Goodbye to Sale-a-bration – Create with Connie and Mary Saturday Blog Hop

Welcome to our Create with Connie and Mary blog hop! And, Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

Our theme this week is saying goodbye to Sale-a-Bration. It’ll be ending at the end of March.

There are sooo many wonderful Sale-a-Bration products this year. Additional items were added earlier in the week too. So, choosing what to create with – too many choices!

I choose a newly added item, the Sweet Cake framelits –

libbystamps, stampin up, Eclectic Expressions, Sweet Cake Framelits, CCMC, SAB, Sale-a-bration 2018

It’s a simple card, beautiful nonetheless! These flowers are the star of the show! I love the center heart detailing! Did you even notice that? I only adhered a tiny bit of each flower so they are sticking out in random areas.

The simple stamped image is also from a Sale-a-Bration set, Eclectic Expressions.

If you are wondering, there is a coordinating stamp set available for purchase to these framelits too! 

Go forward to see Debbie Henderson, and back to Mary Brown and their Sale-a-Bration goodbye creations. I know you’ll want them all!

Stampin’ Up Supplies

  • Stamp Set – Eclectic Expressions
  • Framelits – Sweet Cake
  • Card Stock – Whisper White, Calypso Coral, Daffodil Delight, Lemon Lime Twist, Soft Sky
  • Ink – Basic Grey


Celebrating 500 Challenges

WOOHOO!!! It’s a party!

Create with Connie and Mary are celebrating their 500th Thursday Challenge!

Can you believe it? When we started, we hardly believed that we would still be doing these challenges every week many years later!

And…how can we CELEBRATE?

How about some BLOG CANDY!!!

Have you tried our Create with Connie and Mary Collections yet? We have a few PDF tutorials that we will be giving away…your choice! You’ll need to leave a comment HERE (on our blog) in order to get a chance to win!

Want a SECOND CHANCE to win? Create a “party theme” card to help us celebrate and add it to our LinkedIn catalog on our Create with Connie and Mary blog (yes, it’s back!). We will choose another winner to get a FREE tutorial from those creations! Winners will be announced on Thursday, March 8th!

Here is the sketch to design by using the theme of ‘party’ –

Here is my card for some inspiration –

libbystamps, stampin up, Celebrate You Thinlits, Sweet Soiree Specialty DSP, Sweet Soiree Embellishment Kit, CCMC, 2018 Sale-a-Bration, Sale-A-Bration, SAB

Definitely got the party theme going here! This party has no stamping as I used the Sweet Soiree Embellishment Kit for the cake and the numbers!

The Designer Series Paper is also a coordinating product, the Sweet Soiree Specialty DSP. This card came together soo quick! I added the framelit cut ‘celebrate’ in Silver Foil which, bonus, is a Sale-a-bration freebie!

So. Pull out your craft stuff and create a card for our 500th Challenge! Remember, there will be blog candy! Link up your cards on our Create with Connie and Mary blog this week. Looking forward to seeing you there!

  • Stamp Set – none!
  • Framelits – Celebrate You (Sale-a-Bration item)
  • Card Stock – Pear Pizzaz, Silver Foil
  • Ink – none!
  • DSP – Sweet Soiree Specialty
  • Other – Sweet Soiree Embellishment Kit
Happy Stampin’

Blogging Friends Blog Hop – March – Sale-a-Bration

Happy second post Thursday! This is a blog hop for Blogging Friends Blog Hop!

You might be asking, ‘what is a blog hop’. Well, it’s a continuous travel through several blogs to see lots of great ideas with a theme! Our theme this month is –

What a SUPER theme!

First, let me tell you what Sale-a-Bration is. It’s Stampin’ Up’s gift to those who make a $50, or more, purchase until March 31, 2018. You can see the full list here.

On with my cards. I created two –

libbystamps, stampin up, Bubbles & Fizz, Blossom Basket, 3/8 Shimmer Ribbon, SAB, Sale-a-bration, BFBH

Sale-a-Bration products used –

  • DSP – Bubbles & Fizz
  • Stamp set – Blossom Basket
  • Ribbon – 3/8 Shimmer Ribbon

libbystamps, stampin up, Springtime Foils DSP, Blossom Basket, 3/8 Shimmer Ribbon, Tutii-Frutti Cards & Envelopes, SAB, Sale-a-bration, BFBH

Sale-a-Bration products used –

  • DSP – Springtime Foils
  • Stamp set – Blossom Basket
  • Ribbon – 3/8 Shimmer Ribbon
  • Other – Tutii-Frutti Cards & Envelopes

On this card, I used our new Blends markers to color three of the hand-cut flowers from the Designer Series Paper. I tucked them under the ribbon, placing the sentiment on top.

libbystamps, stampin up, Bubbles & Fizz, Blossom Basket, 3/8 Shimmer Ribbon, SAB, Sale-a-bration, BFBH, Springtime Foils DSP, Tutii-Frutti Cards & Envelopes

Two simply lovely cards made with lots of Sale-a-Bration goodies! What can I order for you?

To see the other creations on the hop, simply click ‘next’  or ‘previous’. It will automatically take you where you need to go.

Stampin’ Up Supplies –

  • Stamp Set – Blossom Basket
  • Card Stock – Whisper White,
  • Ink – Bermuda Bay, Calypso Coral
  • DSP – Bubbles & Fizz, Springtime Foils
  • Other – 3/8 Shimmer Ribbon, Tutii-Frutti Cards & Envelopes, Calypso Coral Blends
Happy Stampin’

Consider Yourself Hugged

Happy ‘three post’ Thursday!

My first post is for Create with Connie and Mary and our new color challenge for the week.

I love these soft, sweet colors!

So I found an adorable bunny to go along with these colors –

libbystamps, stampin up, We Must Celebrate, Lots of Love, Springtime Foils DSP, Decorative Ribbon Border Punch, Starburst Punch, 2" Circle Punch, Metallic Enamel Shapes, Whisper White 1/4 Organza Ribbon, Sale-a-Bration, SAB, CCMC

This just makes me want to squeeee!

The bunny came from the We Must Celebrate stamp set in the Spring Mini. It was a strip of animals and I just fussy cut him from the bunch.

From that, I colored him and just added different pieces to build the card. The final touch was the silver hearts. Just  the right finishing touch!

The card also use Sale-a-Bration paper too! It’s SOOO elegant!

The others members on our Design Team created some beautiful cards! Check them out here! Want to show off how you used our challenge? You can do that here.

If you have time, check out my other two blog post today! I’m sharing some fun cards using more Sale-a-Bration items!

Stampin’ Up Supplies –

  • Stamp Set – We Must Celebrate, Lots of Love
  • Card Stock – Whisper White, Sweet Sugarplum, Flirty Flamingo, Pool Party
  • Ink – Basic Grey
  • DSP – Springtime Foils (FREE during Sale-a-Bration)
  • Punches – Starburst, 2″ Circle
  • Other – Metallic Enamel Shapes, Whisper White 1/4 Organza Ribbon
Happy Stampin’

Bubble Over

Hi my stampin’ friends! Time for a new inspirational challenge from Create with Connie and Mary!

This is our new layout for inspiration this week –

This is a fun one!!

I decided to play with the fun Bubble Over Bundle to create this –

libbystamps, stampin up, Bubble Over, Bottles & Bubbles Framelits, Bubble Over Bundle, Bubbles & Fizz DSP, Banner Triple, Silver Baker's Twine, CCMC, Sale-a-Bration, SAB

Initially, my card was square like the inspiration. These bottles are pretty generous in size, so I increased the hight of my card to a standard card. These are the smaller bottles too!

I can’t wait to give this card out. It’s simply fun!

The other Design Team members created some wonderful cards too. Check them out on our blog.

Hopefully, we will inspire you! Upload your creations using the sketch on our Facebook page.

Stampin’ Up Supplies –

  • Stamp Set – Bubble Over
  • Framelits – Bottles & Bubbles
  • Bundles – Bubble Over
  • Card Stock – Basic Grey, Whisper White, Silver Foil
  • Ink – Basic Grey, Bermuda Bay, Calypso Coral
  • DSP – Bubbles & Fizz
  • Punches – Banner Triple
  • Other – Silver Baker’s Twine
Happy Stampin’

Hello Stylish Stems

I’m quite busy in planning cards for my March Card Buffet this upcoming weekend. Whew! Time flies!

Took some time out to design a card for Try Stamping on Tuesday. We have a cool sketch to follow this time around –

Challenge #313. Optional Theme : Beautiful Flowers

I had a card in mind just by looking at the sketch! Something fun and springlike –

libbystamps, stampin up, Any Occasion, Stylish Stems Framelits, Duet Banner Punch, Inside The Lines DSP, Sale-a-Bration 2017, SAB, Occasions 2017, TSOT#313

Isn’t this great? I love it because it’s a little different from what is all over the interweb.

Of course, this is a favorite color combo of mine……

Notice the lovely background DSP? It’s FREE. Yes, free! Spend $50 from Stampin Up and you can select this as your free item because it’s Sale-a-Bration.

libbystamps, stampin up, Any Occasion, Stylish Stems Framelits, Duet Banner Punch, Inside The Lines DSP, Sale-a-Bration 2017, SAB, Occasions 2017, TSOT#313

These die cut flowers really add some nice POP to this card! Both flower shapes come in the set.

Hard to tell in the picture, but I adhered just the round center to the black flower back. Either way, still a lovely card! I think it will be on the Card Buffet this weekend!

Comments are always appreciated.

Check out what the other design team members created and play along with us! We’re on Facebook too!

Happy Stampin’

Thank You So Very Much

We are in the last month of Sale-a-bration. This is the perfect time to stock up on many basic things that you use all the time – Whisper White card stock, soon to be retiring In-Colors, adhesive, envelopes, ink refills – and get something FUN with these purchases. Or, just get that bundle and get something free!

I created this quick Thank You card –

libbystamps, stampin up, So Very Much, Carried Away DSP, SAB, Sale-a-Bration 2017

I used two free items here. DSP and the stamp set! The card took about 5 minutes to make. It will mean a lot more when it’s received!

So. What can I get free for you today?

Happy Stampin’

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