Sweet Strawberries

Happy Tuesday!

Time for a Try Stampin’ on Tuesday challenge.

This week we have a sketch designed by Donna –

Challenge #315. Optional theme : Three Different Patterns.

What a creative sketch! I was inspired to create this –

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I loved pulling out some – FREE with a $50 purchase and – soon-to-retire DSP – Designer Series Paper to create this fresh’n fruity card!

libbystamps, stampin up, strawberry, TSOT#315, Cupcake Cutouts Framelits, Layering Circles Framelits, Fruit Stand DSP, Tasty Treats DSP, Occasions Mini 2017, Sale-a-Bration 2017

My ‘three’ patterns are the polka dot background paper from Tasty Treats, and the partial circle and strawberries from Fruit Stand DSP! Yes, those strawberries are hand cut from one of the patterns!!! How cool is that?

Side note, the Fruit Stand is a FREE option for a $50 order during Sale-a-Bration.

Cool layout. Cool card using cool layout!

Please leave me a comment about your thoughts on the card. I’d love a read from you.

Check out what the other Design Team created here. You can link up your card either on our blog or Facebook! See you there!

Happy Stampin’
Libby

Easter Eggs For You

Happy Thursday! Yes, Thursday. Already. Looks like another month is flying by before our eyes!

And, you know what that means? Time for another Create with Connie and Mary challenge.

What a cool layout we have today –

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I decided to go with a fun Easter type card –

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Isn’t this cute, cute?

I just love how the glimmer paper ‘eggs’ are sort of hidden in the grass. This glimmer paper can be yours for FREE through the end of the month during Sale-a-Bration.

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I raised the white panel to give the card a little extra ‘pop’ – although it’d look great without it too.

This is a really fun layout and I enjoyed creating a great card with it. For more great inspiration, check out our website or create your own take on the challenge and link up on our Facebook page.

Supplies –

  • Stamp Set – Jar of Love
  • Framelits – Basket Builder
  • Card Stock – Daffodil Delight, Whisper White, Cucumber Crush, Mint Macaron, Sweet Sugarplum, Bermuda Bay
  • Ink – Tuxedo Black Memento
  • Other – 6×6 Glimmer Pack Assortment

The Create with Connie and Mary March Mini Session is now open!  Our mini sessions includes the instructions for 14 projects with full step-by-step tutorials:

March 2017 Collage

  • Each mini session includes TWELVE unique cards featuring three stamp sets.
  • 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.
  • The FABULOUS design team designs the projects – Connie Babbert, Mary Brown, Debbie Henderson, Libby Fens, and Melissa Davies!  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)
  • And, if you are a Demo….this is a tax deduction for your Stampin’ Up! business? But…you don’t need to be a demo to enjoy this mini-subscriptions!

So…NOW is a great to subscribe to have all these wonderful ideas right at your fingertips! Head over to Create with Connie and Mary and subscribe today!

Happy Stampin’
Libby

 

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.

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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’
Libby

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’
Libby

The Create with Connie and Mary March Mini Session opens March 11th!  Our mini sessions includes the instructions for 14 projects with full step-by-step tutorials:March 2017 Collage

  • Each mini session includes TWELVE unique cards featuring three stamp sets.
  • 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.
  • The FABULOUS design team designs the projects – Connie Babbert, Mary Brown, Debbie Henderson, Libby Fens, and Melissa Davies!  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)
  • And, if you are a Demo….this is a tax deduction for your Stampin’ Up! business! But….you don’t need to be a demo to enjoy this mini-subscriptions!

So…NOW is a great to subscribe to have all these wonderful ideas right at your fingertips! Head over to Create with Connie and Mary and subscribe today!

CCMC Saturday Blog Hop – Encouragement / Sympathy

Time for a quick Saturday blog hop for Create with Connie and Mary!

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Our theme this week is Encouragement/Sympathy.

I was a bit stumped on this as I’m sure you are – especially, when you need one of these cards – you’re never in the frame of mind to create one.

I created one that would be suitable for anyone going through something challenging –

libbystamps, stampin up, Designer Tee, Stylish Stems Framelits, Stylish Stems, sympathy, encouragement, Sale-a-Bration 2017, SAB17

Clean lines. Simple colors. Made with free stuff. Can’t get anymore comforting than this.

libbystamps, stampin up, Designer Tee, Stylish Stems Framelits, Stylish Stems, sympathy, encouragement, Sale-a-Bration 2017, SAB17

This framelit shape I thought was unique and perfect for this fold over style. The top one, I stapled a piece of Baker’s twine to the edge and just tied it in a bow. A simple, yet effective embellishment. The bottom one, I just stamped my sentiment in two parts (because it wouldn’t fit all the way across) and folded it under the DSP.

Supplies –

  • Stamp Set – Designer Tee (free during Sale-a-Bration)
  • Framelits – Stylish Stems
  • Card Stock – Smokey Slate, Mint Macaron,Whisper White
  • Ink – Night of Navy
  • DSP – Carried Away (free during Sale-a-Bration)
  • Other – Stapler, Night of Navy Baker’s Twine, Stampin’ Write Markers

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The Create with Connie and Mary March Mini Session opens March 11th!  Our mini sessions includes the instructions for 14 projects with full step-by-step tutorials:March 2017 Collage

  • Each mini session includes TWELVE unique cards featuring three stamp sets.
  • 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.
  • The FABULOUS design team designs the projects – Connie Babbert, Mary Brown, Debbie Henderson, Libby Fens, and Melissa Davies!  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)
  • And, if you are a Demo….this is a tax deduction for your Stampin’ Up! business! But….you don’t need to be a demo to enjoy this mini-subscriptions!

So…NOW is a great to subscribe to have all these wonderful ideas right at your fingertips! Head over to Create with Connie and Mary and subscribe today!

Happy Stampin’
Libby

Cool Treats Birthday

It’s been a few days since I’ve posted. I’m trying to recover from last week and being so sick.

Since it’s Tuesday, it’s time for a Try a Stampin’ on Tuesday challenge –

Challenge #311. Optional Theme : Checkerboard or Plaid

Pretty cool layout! Perfect for the Cool Treats Bundle –

libbystamps, stampin up, Designer Tee, Cool Treats, Frozen Treats Framelits, Tasty Treats DSP, 6x6 Glimmer Paper, TSOT#311, Sale-a-Bration 2017

Since we needed to use ‘checks’ – this paper was the way to go! It made for a really cute, sweet card!

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I used some of the new glimmer DSP you can get for FREE during Sale-a-bration for the sparkly ice cream scoops!!! They look yummy, don’t they? The repeated stamped sentiment is also a Sale-a-bration item too!!!!

You can see the other design team creation on our blog or Facebook. Come check us out! And, PLAY along with us!!

Happy Stampin’
Libby

A Big Thank You!

Still feeling like crud…..creating always makes me feel better.

I managed to create a simply stamped card for Create with Connie and Mary. Here is our new sketch for the week –

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Nice, bold set of colors!

I decided to go all stamping on this card –

libbystamps, stampin up, Avant Garden, So Very Much, 2016-2017 In Color Envelope Paper, CCMC446, Sale-a-Bration 2017

I like it. It’s simply fun!

libbystamps, stampin up, Avant Garden, So Very Much, 2016-2017 In Color Envelope Paper, CCMC446, Sale-a-Bration 2017

The finishing touch was this nifty little folded over piece of Envelope Paper and a baker’s twine tie.

Not too bad for not feeling too well. Better days are ahead…

I’d love to know what you about this card!

See what the other design team members have created here and join our challenge on our Facebook page.

Supplies –

  • Stamp Set – Avant Garden, So Very Much (Sale-a-Bration sets)
  • Card Stock – Whisper White
  • Ink – Tangerine Tango, Emerald Envy Rich Razzleberry
  • Punches – Itty Bitty Banner (retired)
  • Other – 2016-2017 In Color Envelope Paper
Happy Stampin’
Libby