Watercooler Wednesday #118 – Penny’s ‘Mom’ Theme Challenge

Middle of the week inspiration coming from Watercooler Wednesday  today! Our theme today, you guessed it –

I have created lots of different cards for Mother’s Day. I was thinking…..another one??

Well, after reading of some of my team members situations of loosing their own moms, I let that be my inspiration –

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‘Mother in my heart’ – I thought was appropriate for the situation. And, simply done with the Labeler Alphabet!

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Hard to see in both photos, but, the sentiment is framed with a scalloped piece of Copper Foil! It goes really nicely with all the shades of pink here. The card base is Blushing Bride, layered with the embossed Pink Pirouette. So pretty!

Supplies –

  • Stamp Set – Labeler Alphabet
  • Framelits – Layering Squares, Stitched Shapes
  • Card Stock – Pink Pirouette, Blushing Bride, Whisper White
  • Ink – Chocolate Chip
  • DSP – Fruit Stand
  • Punches – Sweetheart
  • Other – Falling Petals EF, Copper Foil Sheets
Happy Stampin’
Libby

Eastern Beauty Thank You

Time to be inspired with another Create with Connie and Mary  challenge this week.

Nice color selection to design with. Too bad the Mint Macaron and the Tip Top Taupe are retiring.

I’m playing around with the new Eastern Palace Suite again! It’s so fun! This time, I did some stamping with the stamp set.

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I cut one of the shapes out from the coordinating framelits, pairing it with the Stitched Shapes Framelits.

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This is just a ‘suite’ card, wouldn’t you agree? I’d love to read a comment from you!

Check out the other Design Teams cards and join us this week with these fabulous colors!

You can link up that card on our Facebook page as well.

Supplies –

  • Stamp Set – Eastern Beauty
  • Framelits – Eastern Medallions, Stitched Shapes
  • Bundles – Eastern Palace
  • Card Stock – Old Olive, Very Vanilla, Tip Top Taupe
  • Ink – Mint Macaron, Old Olive, Tip Top Taupe
  • Other – Old Olive 3/8 Taffeta Ribbon (retired)
Happy Stampin’
Libby

The brand new JUNE Mini Session is coming soon! (Yes, with the uncertainty of the retiring products and lateness of the preorder, we decided to skip May.)  We’ll be featuring products from the BRAND NEW Annual Catalog in June!

Our mini sessions include the instructions for 14 projects with full step-by-step tutorials:

  • Each mini session includes TWELVE unique cards featuring three stamp sets, and
  • 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 joining us – 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)

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You’ll have the tutorial NOW to use before the new catalog begins!

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You are Amazing

Hi Stampers! Today I have a card I designed for Try Stampin’ on Tuesday.

Challenge #317. Optional Theme : A Ray of Sunshine

What a great challenge to get you to thinking! Wouldn’t you agree?

This is what I came up with –

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I think I got it right on the mark! It’s simply fun! Bright too! You almost need sunglasses!

libbystamps, stampin up, All Things Thanks, Sunburst Thinlits, Stitched Shapes Framelits, TSOT

I like the addition of the 2 circles, one in front of the starburst, the other behind. The retired Stampin’ Up Cloudy Day embossing isn’t half bad either! It added just what the card needed!

I hope that I inspired you to create a card using a Ray of Sunshine as your starting point to join us this week! You can link up on our blog  or on our Facebook page – so, you have no reason not to show us a project!

Happy Stampin’
Libby

Watercooler Wednesday #112, Anything Goes

Happy Wednesday!

Having a creative morning so far? Well, Watercooler Wednesday has a new challenge that might spark your creativity!

As you can see, we have an ‘Anything Goes’ challenge! Which means, whatever you’re working on right now – you can enter it in our challenge! How fun is that?

I created something specifically for the challenge here –

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As Sale-a-bration is winding down, a few more ink ups on this wonderful Avant Garden stamp set, and this lovely, versatile Carried Away Designer Series paper, DSP.

My flowers I inked up once and stamped three times to get this lovely look. And, yes, I hand cut them out.

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Greeting is stamped full strength. I tied everything up with the Basic Black Baker’s Twine. This time on the right side to be a little different. Very serene, but elegant.

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Someone decided I wasn’t paying enough attention to them! She decided to join the photoshoot! Who doesn’t just love kitty paws!?!?!?!? And, look at that tail – so precarious!

Comments are always welcomed!

Please see what our other Design Team members created. Participate in our challenge – this is an easy one to join in on!

Supplies –

  • Stamp Set – Avant Garden
  • Framelits – Stitched Shapes Framelits
  • Card Stock – Whisper White
  • Ink – Tuxedo Black Memento
  • DSP – Carried Away
  • Other – Basic Black Baker’s Twine
Happy Stampin’
Libby

Birthday Wild

Currently I am creatin’ when I can……it’s a busy, busy, busy week….

I have a Card Buffet next weekend and challenge alway seem to help me figure it out!

I liked this challenge from a Facebook group, Stampin’ Girls Gone Wild

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It’s just a classic layout!

In no time I created this –

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It’s such a sweet birthday card! This DSP really helped to create a fabulous card without effort!

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The circle focal point I did move to the other side (from the sketch) because it just looked better over the sentiment. The font of this sentiment in Milestone Moments matches this paper perfectly! Sometimes that’s really hard to find just the right stamp!

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And, I also used dimensionals to raise the focal point a bit.

What do you think? We have a winner? Would this be a great choice on the Card Buffet next weekend? Comments are always welcomed!

Happy Stampin’
Libby

Food Truck Fun for We Create, Blog Hop

This is the second blog hop and post you’ll be seeing from me this New Years day!

Wahoo! I’ve gotten to be a crafty little one lately! With new, upcoming stuff!!!!

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This is for We Create! Our theme we work with is to either create a card then step it up or create two cards using the same layout.

So what I did was to combine both ideas into one theme.

Here is one of my cards –

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I used an upcoming free stamp set you can earn during Sale-a-Bration! It’s too cute!

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See. Same layout, similar card, one simple, one a little more fancy!

I even went so far as to create envelope liners!!!

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I figured, why not? I have SO much DSP that is retired……..I should just use  it –  like this to create a really nice ensemble while it’s still current!

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Love this colored one too! So fun and bright!

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And together, what a cute set of cards!!!! Wouldn’t you agree?

I know the others on the hop have created some great projects. Go check them out! And leave a comment – we love to read comments!

Supplies –

  • Stamp Set – Tasty Trucks
  • Dies – Stitched Shapes Framelits, Envelope Liner Framelits
  • Card Stock –Pool Party, Calypso Coral, Whisper White
  • DSP – A Little Foxy DSP
  • Ink – Pool Party, Calypso Coral, Smokey Slate
  • Other – Pool Party Soft Baker’s Twine, Smokey Slate Thick Bakers Twine
Happy Stampin’
Libby

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