Welcome to the Beach

Happy Thursday. Ready for summer? I’m not sure I’m ready for the hot temperatures, but I am ready for a new challenge with Create with Connie and Mary!

Our new challenge for the week –

Funny thing, I went with a summer theme –

libbystamps, stampin up,

Doesn’t this make you want to just sit on the beach and relax? It does me!

I started with a Very Vanilla base.

My ‘sand’ is Sahara Sand. The water is a welcome back color, Pool Party. Both were torn.

The beach chair is Cherry Cobbler.

Interesting, the background that these are placed on is from the May Paper Pumpkin kit. It’s a pretty shade of grey – blue. Perfect for a sky!

Check out the other Design Team cards from Create with Connie and Mary. They are awesome!

Feeling inspired to created using out inspiration layout? Let us know on our Facebook page. We’d love to see your creations!

Stampin’ Up Supplies –

  • Stamp Set – Banners for You, High Tide (birds)
  • Framelits – Bunch of Banners, Seasonal Layers
  • Card Stock – Very Vanilla, Sahara Sans, Soft Sky, Cherry Cobbler
  • Ink – Crumb Cake, Smokey Slate (birds)
Happy Stampin’
Libby
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Silver, Blue, White – Create with Connie and Mary Saturday Blog Hop

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas………..and time for a Create with Connie and Mary blog hop!

……and also a sale at Create with Connie and Mary!!

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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).  Bonus projects are listed at the end of the post!  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!

Nov2017CollageSets used:
Christmas Quilt Bundle
Hearts Come Home Bundle
Christmas Sweaters Stamp Set
Santa’s Suit Bundle
Smitten Mitten Bundle

NOVEMBER 2017

$8.95 US

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October 2017 Collage

Sets used:
Seasonal Lantern Bundle
Tags & Trimming Bundle
Smitten Mitten Bundle
Sugarplum Dreams Stamp Set
Christmas Happiness Bundle

OCTOBER 2017 

$8.95 US

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Sept2017Collage

Sets used:
Pick a Pumpkin Bundle
Tags & Trimming Bundle
Spooky Cat Stamp Set
Festive Phrases Stamp Set
Colorful Seasons Bundle

SEPTEMBER 2017 

$8.95 US

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August2017collage

Sets used:
Coffee Cafe Bundle
Ribbon of Courage Bundle
Feathery Friends Stamp Set
You Move Me Bundle
Pieces & Patterns Stamp Set

AUGUST 2017 

$8.95 US

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July2017Collage

Sets we used:
Crafting Forever
Pocketful of Sunshine Bundle
Delightful Daisy Bundle
Wood Words Bundle
Happy Birthday Gorgeous Bundle

JULY 2017 

$8.95 US

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June 2017 Collage

Sets used:
Delightful Daisy Bundle
Colorful Seasons Bundle
Tranquil Tulips
Wood Words Bundle
Label Me Pretty Bundle

JUNE 2017

$8.95 US

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NO MAY 2017 MINI SESSION

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April 2017 Collage

Sets used:
Everyday Hero
Balloon Adventures Bundle
Custom Tee Bundle
Moon Baby
Oh So Succulents Bundle

APRIL 2017

$8.95 US

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March 2017 Collage

Sets used:
Succulent Framelits
Happy Celebrations
That’s a Tag Bundle
Special Reason Bundle
Basket Bunch Bundle

MARCH 2017

$8.95 US

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Feb 2017 Collage

Sets used:
Window Box Thinlits
Balloon Adventures Bundle
High Tide
Any Occasions (SAB)
Basket Bunch Bundle

FEBRUARY 2017

$8.95 US

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Jan2017 Collage

Sets used:
Hey Chick (SAB)
Dragonfly Dreams Suite
Nailed It Suite
Sending Love Bundle
Lift Me Up Bundle

JANUARY 2017

$8.95 US

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December 2016 collage

Sets used:
Succulent Garden Suite
Sealed with Love Suite
Yummy in my Tummy
Avant Garden
Cool Treats

DECEMBER 2016 

$8.95 US

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Ok……on with the project for the week!

Our theme this is Christmas with Silver, Blue and White.

Great time to use this wonderful embossing folder just one more time

libbystamps, stampin up, Seasons Like Christmas, Seasonal Layers Thinlits, Winter Wonder EF, CCMCIt’s simple. It’s sweet. It’s elegant. It’s just what you need if you need to create a last-minute Christmas card!

The Design team created some terrific cards using these stunning colors! Go forward to Debbie Henderson, and back to Mary Brown. I know you’ll be inspired!

 

Stampin’ Up Supplies

  • Stamp Set – Seasons Like Christmas (sentiment)
  • Framelits – Seasonal Layers (snowflake)
  • Card Stock – Soft Sky, Whisper White, Silver Foil
  • Ink – Night of Navy
  • Other – Winter Wonder EF, Basic Jewel Rhinestones
Happy Stampin’
Libby

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!

Watercooler Wednesday 140 – Libby’s All About Birthdays Challenge

Happy Wednesday! You know what this means………time for a card designed for Watercooler Wednesday.

This week, I’m hosting the challenge! Yippee!

I’m sharing a very popular, sweet number I had at my September Card Buffet –

libbystamps, stampin up, Colorful Seasons, Colorful Seasons Bundle, Seasonal Layers Thinlits, WWC

This is THE perfect card for a fall birthday, either masculine or feminine! I love the leaf stamped background. The layers of card stock are fun and fresh. This is one of those great go-to card designs.

I used the Colorful Seasons bundle that really is a must have! This is just simply an effortless card. It goes together so easy!

All the designers created wonderful cards for my birthday challenge this week. I’d love to see yours too! Come join us over at Watercooler Wednesday.

Stampin’ Up Supplies –

  • Stamp Set – Colorful Seasons
  • Framelits – Seasonal Layers
  • Bundles – Colorful Seasons
  • Card Stock – Smokey Slate, Whisper White, Crushed Curry, Basic Grey
  • Ink – Smokey Slate, Black Memento
Happy Stampin’
Libby


It’s that time!!! The Create with Connie and Mary October Session is NOW open! Get it today for new inspiration, new stamps set and some great 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!

Fall Card with non-Fall Colors- Create with Connie and Mary Saturday Blog Hop

Happy Saturday! Time for a hop around the talented designers at Create with Connie and Mary!

Our theme this week is to create a fall card using non-fall colors. This could get really interesting!

I decided to go with a classic black and used some Designer Series Paper to compliment the leaf cut outs –

libbystamps, stampin up, Labels to Love, Seasonal Layers Thinlits, Everyday Label Punch, Whole Lot of Lovely DSP, CCMC

For a little added drama, I made the 2 strips a little shorter along the Designer Series Paper panel. Baker’s Twine always adds the right touch! Added embellishment here, the Basic Black Rhinestone Jewels! So pretty!

I bet you are curious as the other designs on the non-traditional fall colored cards aren’t you? Head forward to Debbie Henderson and head back, Mary Brown

Supplies –

  • Stamp Set – Labels to Love
  • Framelits – Seasonal Layers
  • Card Stock – Very Vanilla, Basic Black
  • Ink – Black Memento
  • DSP – Whole Lot of Lovely (on sale the month of October)
  • Punches – Everyday Label
  • Other – Black Rhinestone Jewels, Basic Black Baker’s Twine
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!

 

Merry Patterns Snowflake

New month and new challenges from Create with Connie and Mary! Here is the newest –

Always fun and inspirational sketches to create with!

I went with a Christmas theme using the sketch –

libbystamps, stampin up, Merry Patterns, Seasonal Layers Thinlits, Fabulous Foil Designer Acetate, CCMC

I started with the new Winter Wonderland embossing folder and added the two snowflakes from the Seasonal Layers Thinlits. The folder is versatile because you can use either side for a beautiful look. It’s finished off with the sentiment from Merry Patterns (a hostess only set with a $300 stamp order).

Check out the other designers creations at Create with Connie and Mary . Link up your project to our challenge on our Facebook page.

Supplies –

  • Stamp Set – Merry Patterns
  • Framelits – Seasonal Layers
  • Card Stock – Soft Sky, Real Red, Whisper White
  • Ink – Real Red
  • Other – Winter Wonderland Embossing Folder, Fabulous Foil Designer Acetate
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!

Create with Connie and Mary Saturday Blog Hop – Fun Edge Cards

Happy last day of September! I know, I’m thinking the same thing, where did this month go?? Let’s play it up with a card for Create with Connie and Mary and a blog hop too!

Our theme this month is Fun Edge Cards. You’re going to love this! It’s time to get creative with our edges!

I love these themes that make us think. I thought about this one for a while. I have several punches to create nice decorative edges, but I wanted something bold. I think this fits the bill –

libbystamps, stampin up, Eastern Beauty, Seasonal Layers Thinlits, Painted Autumn DSP, CCMC

Can you guess what this edge is from? Of course – it’s the Seasonal Layers Thinlits. Again. Well, they’re conveniently right on my desk…..

libbystamps, stampin up, Eastern Beauty, Seasonal Layers Thinlits, Painted Autumn DSP, CCMC

It made for a wonderful ‘edged’ card! The flower was quickly cut from the Designer Series Paper to make quick work of this card. I added the stamping from the Eastern Beauty stamp set. The stamp set has soo many interesting shapes to get creative with.

Like my design? Just wait until you see the other Design Team members cards!!

Going forward, you’ll see the talented Debbie Henderson. Needing to take a step back, you’ll see Mary Brown.  

Supplies –

  • Stamp Set – Eastern Beauty
  • Framelits – Seasonal Layers
  • Card Stock – Crumb Cake,
  • 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 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!