Happy New Year

Soon it will be Christmas. Then, in a flash, the new year!

So, it got me to thinking…….Today, is another Watercooler Wednesday challenge. And, here is our sketch –

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A very nice color choice!!!! Quite festive!!!!!

I immediately though, New Year, and came up with this –

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……and, it S T U N N I N G in person!

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I started with a base of Early Espresso. A Silver Foil layer. Whisper White with the Fabulous Foil Designer Acetate (L O V E this stuff)!

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And, of course my sentiment!!! The last added detail was coloring it in with a Wink of Stella Pen for a little added shimmer.

Perhaps I just might make these instead of holiday cards this year?????

I’d love to read what you think! Please leave me a happy read!

And, don’t forget to check out the other Design Team creations at Watercooler Wednesday and PLAY along with us!

Supplies –

  • Stamp Set – Frosted Medallions
  • Card Stock – Early Espresso, Whisper White
  • Big Shot –  Layering Ovals, Stitched Shapes Framelits
  • Ink –Early Espresso
  • Other –Fabulous Foil Designer Acetate, Silver Foil, Wink of Stella Glitter Brush
Happy Stampin’
Libby
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Wacky Watercooler November Blog Hop

Ahhhhh November! Just about a month away from Christmas. And, the perfect time to participate in the Wacky Watercooler Blog Hop!

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We all have a great spread of projects to show you.

I created this nice holiday decor item –

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…..a sweet holiday frame using the Santa Thinlits and a Paper Pumpkin frame from a few years back.

I went a little non-Christmas with this –

libbystamps, stampin up, Silver Foil, Large Numbers Framelits, Frosted Medallion, Candy Cane Lane DSP, date book, Bermuda Bay 1/8 Stitched Ribbon It’s a journal/memory keeper for the new upcoming year!

See it open –

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On the one side, the pages are preprinted to write in the date. On the inside cover I stamped a sentiment to remember and cherish special days.

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The added page marker is a nice touch too! I just adhered the ribbon with Tear & Tape to inside back cover.

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Together it’s a great holiday pair to have in your stash of crafty goodness for the holidays!

I’d appreciate your thoughts on my creations before moving on!

You can go back Priscilla’s blog. She is so creative!

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Or move forward to Marsha’s blog. She has some awesome projects!

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If you missed someone, you can catch up here, our ‘home‘.

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 Supplies –
  • Stamp Set – Frosted Medallion
  • Card Stock – Whisper White Thick
  • DSP – Candy Cane Lane
  • Ink – Bermuda Bay
  • Big Shot – Detailed Santa Thinlits, Large Numbers Framelits
  • Other – Red Foil, Silver Foil, Bermuda Bay 1/8 Stitched Ribbon
Happy Stampin’
Libby

Pink Party Pop-Up Birthday

This is the last of the three post for today! And, the most important.

Today is my daughter’s birthday!

H A P P Y   B I R T H D A Y   H I L L A R Y !!!!!

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This is her and I back in May. Such a cute picture!

And, it wouldn’t be as special of a birthday without a handmade card from mom –

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Pretty. Pretty. Pretty! Wouldn’t you agree?

And, involves no stamping either!

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This silver doily really make this card! And, makes it hard to photograph! Ugh….but, you get the idea here.

Looking closely, you can see that the inside of the card matches the outside too!

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The finishing touch was the bow!

It’s just simple a wonderful card for a simply wonderful daughter!

Happiest of Birthdays my dear Hillary! I hope you have a great day! Lots of love to you!

Happy Stampin’
Libby

Cupcakes, Clearance and Special Deals

That’s right.

Let’s start with the Cupcake

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I made this using the framelits and no stamping! Well, there is for the greeting, but you get what I mean.

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I used the cool new Fabulous Foil Designer Acetate for the bottom dotted portion of the card. It’s flipped over to look silver. Pretty nifty. And, it’s on sale in the Special Deals!! So are the Cupcake Cutouts Framelits!!

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I just love the repeated soft stamping of the birthday greeting. Matches the silver look on the bottom quite well! And, using the negative from the Red Foil Swirls, quite cool!

What do you think? Comments make bloggers happy!

Clearance. Stampin’ Up! has put lots of new stuff on the Clearance Rack. LOTS & LOTS of cool stuff – stamps, paper and holiday stuff!

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Special Offers. Stampin’ Up! is also having a similar sale to the previous Weekly Deals, called Special Offers. Here are the current ones –

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Some awesome deals. You can see my card was made with a few of them!!
Happy Stampin’
Libby

Below are the products I used to create my card.

July Blogging Friends Blog Hop

Well, another month has passed! Time to receive lots of craftin’ goodness from me in a couple of posts for the day. This one is the Blogging Friends Blog Hop.

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Our theme this month is S U M M E R !

For me, that’s a little hard! Our summers here are humid scorchers! And, unless you live in Texas, you’ll never quite understand just what I mean….

I created two cards that are bright and fun and remind me of summer. This first one goes without sayin’ –

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Remember, I said scorcher! Gold foil Sunburst with the new Layering Circles Framelits. It’s a no-stampin’ card because, well, there’s no stampin’ here. The sentiment is from the Sunshine Wishes Thinlits (currently, my favorite).

When I cut this, I placed the foil good side out to get a reversed burst here. I also glued down just the center and used Dimensionals on the edges for depth. Hard to photograph, but, it’s there.

Then, the other thing that comes to mind for summer is beautiful flowers. The real kind that require little hydration! So I used the same Sunshine Wishes Thinlits to create this –

libbystamps, stampin up, Layering Circles Framelits, Sunshine Wishes Thinlits, Gold Foil, Silver Foil, BFBH, Sunburst Thinlits, summer I also used foil, silver this time to create the flower. I cut two out and over lapped them. I adhered then to Melon Mambo card stock and cut them out. It makes for a stunning flower using the same Layering Circles Framelits for the center. It’s simple. Bold. Elegant. Fun.

libbystamps, stampin up, Layering Circles Framelits, Sunshine Wishes Thinlits, Gold Foil, Silver Foil, BFBH, Sunburst Thinlits, summerSo. Two gorgeous, clean and simple cards for the ‘summer’!!!

This is a ‘blog hop’, which means you ‘hop’ from one blog to another. Everyone has created some fabulous projects. Please leave me some good ‘card-carma’ in the form of a comment. Then, hop on over to see what the others have created.

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Or, click on the names below to check out the others and their favorites –

Libby Fens – you are here!
Tammy Gill
Happy Stampin’
Libby

Celebrate Memorial Day, Paper Pumpkin

That’s right! How about creating a Memorial Day card using the May Paper Pumpkin kit?

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Isn’t this fun? This would be a great card for a Fourth of July party or even Labor Day festivities!

It’s one of those cool slider cards –

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Nice how the Real Red and Night of Navy show through, right? Even the simple base it quite nice! The pullout just adds a whole lot to the card!

I’m loving’ the versatility of these Swirly Scribbles Thinlits too! They just added that little addition of color the front needed along with the stars. You can order them on Wednesday, June 1st!!

The Paper Pumpkin kit came with 8 card bases like this, two different styles, to decorate along with a great stamp set too!

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I just folded my card over, creased it really good and used 1/8th inch double-sided adhesive for the closing of my pocket card.

You can subscribe to Paper Pumpkin here. You get everything needed to create and finish the kit in the box! Your first one even includes a block! It’s great for $20 a month, includes shipping too!

I’d love to read what you think about my patriotic card today!

Happy Stampin’
Libby

Try Stampin’ Or Not On Tuesday

That’s right. Time for the bi-weekly challenge over at Try Stampin’ or not On Tuesday.

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We’ve got a great one this time around! See for yourself –

Challenge #265.

I couldn’t decide what direction I wanted to go with this layout. After playing around with a few different ideas, I really liked this design –

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I don’t think I used this punch and cloud stamp in this way yet. I really like how it turned out!

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It’s funny how you see others creating certain things, and sometimes you just have to try them out for yourself!

I started with the basic rectangle as per the sketch and Sunburst Framelit cut it. I stamped and punched my clouds. Nothing special. But, I also punched a line of Silver Foil for the ‘silver lining’ of the cloud, adhering it just under the cloud bottom. Pretty simple.

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And, the sentiment from the same set, I stapled it to the card. I like stapling – it’s trendy! It adds a casual look. It’s an easy, no adhesive alternative!

So, you like my creation? Have I inspired you? Why not join us at Try Stampin’ or not On Tuesday? Or, on our Facebook page to link up a creation. We take entries there too!

You know, it’s good ‘card carma’ to take a moment leave a comment!

Happy Stampin’
Libby