Happy Blooming Birthday

So, it’s time for a new two-week challenge from Try Stampin’ on Tuesday –

Challenge #321. Optional Theme : As the Garden Grows

This is a great theme and layout as things are blooming everywhere! So, why not a blooming birthday card??

libbystamps, stampin up, Flower Patch, Flower Fair Framelits, Softly Falling EF, Brights Collection DSP, TSOT

Isn’t this just the prettiest? I really had forgotten about this stamp set and framelits pair. Sadly, it’s about to retire from Stampin’ Up. I decided I needed to play with it a few more times before it goes to sit on the shelf so more!

libbystamps, stampin up, Flower Patch, Flower Fair Framelits, Softly Falling EF, Brights Collection DSP, TSOT

The flower is actually two flowers layered together with a dimensional in between them. Of course, a few more behind the flowers and designer series paper layer too! Adds so much drama!

The embossed panel added just enough interest for the card. Makes it a little more dressy!

I created a fabulous card with the layout and the added theme. I hope to have inspired you! Please leave me a nice comment.

You can see the other Design Team cards for inspiration here on our blog . You can link up a card there or on our Facebook page as well! Looking forward to seeing you!

Happy Stampin’
Libby

JOY for CCMC

I’m not sure about you, but I’m needing to find a little ‘joy’ lately!

It’s Thursday and that usually does it. It’s Create with Connie and Mary challenge time!

This week we’ve got a color challenge to get your creative energies flowing –

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Elegant colors I must say!

I couldn’t decide how I wanted to use the colors: birthday, Thanksgiving or Christmas……….well, I decided on Christmas –

libbystamps, stampin up, CCMC432, Copper Foil , Large Letters Framelits, Balloon Framelits, Softly Falling EF

I liked the idea of the bold letters in copper!

libbystamps, stampin up, CCMC432, Copper Foil , Large Letters Framelits, Balloon Framelits, Softly Falling EF

By itself, the card was a little plain. Adding the thin strips of navy, plus the little ‘tassels’ were just the addition this card needed!

libbystamps, stampin up, CCMC432, Copper Foil , Large Letters Framelits, Balloon Framelits, Softly Falling EF

The embossed background added to the wintry feel of the card too!

This color combination is gorgeous! Check out how the other wonderful design team members used these colors. Play along with us at Create with Connie and Mary!

Supplies –

  • Stamp Set – none
  • Card Stock – Mint Macaron, Whisper White, Night of Navy
  • Big Shot – Large Letters Framelits, Balloon Framelits, Softly Falling EF
  • Ink – none
  • Other – Copper Foil
Happy Stampin’
Libby

Spooky House for WWC84

So. I finally got the inspiration for our challenge at Watercooler Wednesday this week!

Sometimes being on the design team, you get stuck just like anyone else!

This is our terrific challenge from Deb –

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I loved it when I saw it, but I was just as stumped with what to create…..

After looking at what the others made and looking at comments, I went to the new DSP we have in the mini catalog.I liked the idea if the pattern that could be used as a focal point. Then, it all came together.

Here is the big reveal –

libbystamps, stampin up, Labeler Alphabet, Halloween Night Specialty, WWC84, Softly Falling EF, Halloween

Spooky, eh?

I love it! It just might make the Card Buffet next week too.

libbystamps, stampin up, Labeler Alphabet, Halloween Night Specialty, WWC84, Softly Falling EF, Halloween

I seem to love using these letters. They are too versatile!!

libbystamps, stampin up, Labeler Alphabet, Halloween Night Specialty, WWC84, Softly Falling EF, Halloween

Initially, my card was on just the Basic Grey base. It looked fine, but the addition of the embossed layer really added flair. Additionally, mounting the scene on the black too added just the right amount of oompf.

So, have I inspired you? Please let me know!

See what the other design team members created and join us at Watercooler Wednesday this week! We’d love to see you!

Supplies used –

  • Stamp Set – Labeler Alphabet
  • DSP – Halloween Night Specialty (N)
  • Card Stock – Basic Grey, Pumpkin Pie, Basic Black
  • Ink – Tuxedo Black Memento
  • Big Shot – Softly Falling EF
Happy Stampin’
Libby