Christmas Make’n Takes

Tuesday I showed the swaps from our Team Meeting on Monday. Thursday I shared my swap. And, today, I’m sharing our projects we created!

Nice that we made a variety using different items!

This first swap was great because I don’t have this Snowflake Sentiments Bundle –

libbystamps, stampin up, Snowflake Sentiments, Swirly Snowflakes, Snowflake Sentiments Bundle, Everyday Label Punch

It made for a beautiful card. This intricate die takes patience.

This was a really fun fold for a Christmas card –

libbystamps, stampin up, Carols of Christmas, Hang Your Stocking, Merry Little Christmas

It used some of my favorite Designer Series Paper from the Holiday Mini, Merry Little Christmas. Opened up, it’s really pretty too –

libbystamps, stampin up, Carols of Christmas, Hang Your Stocking, Merry Little Christmas

Sentiment is from the Hang Your Stocking.

The last project was a really quick, easy and very cute idea –

libbystamps, stampin up, Oh What Fun, Tags & Trimmings, Quilted Christmas DSP stack, Stitched Shapes Framelits, Mini Pizza Boxes, Holly EF, Stitched Felt Embellishments

Mini Pizza Box treat holder with a belly band!

libbystamps, stampin up, Oh What Fun, Tags & Trimmings, Quilted Christmas DSP stack, Stitched Shapes Framelits, Mini Pizza Boxes, Holly EF, Stitched Felt Embellishments

Of course, a little inside decor too!

Stampin’ Up Supplies –

  • Stamp Set – Snowflake Sentiments, Carols of Christmas, Hang Your Stocking, Oh What Fun, Tags & Trimmings
  • Framelits – Swirly Snowflakes, Stitched Shapes Framelits
  • Bundles – Snowflake Sentiments
  • Card Stock – Pool Party, Whisper White, Basic Black,
  • Ink – Pool Party, Black Memento, Old Olive, Real Red
  • DSP – Merry Little Christmas, Quilted Christmas stack
  • Punches – Everyday Label
  • Other – Mini Pizza Boxes, Stitched Felt Embellishments, Holly EF
Happy Stampin’
Libby

Did you know that the October Session is now open to purchase from Create with Connie and Mary? 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!

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Create with Connie and Mary Saturday Blog Hop – Favorite DSP

Happy Saturday! Time to share our favorite Designer Series Paper (aka, DSP) with Create with Connie and Mary and a blog hop!

Theme, as I said, favorite DSP.

Can you guess mine???

libbystamps, stampin up, Pieces & Patterns, Stitched Shapes Framelits, CCMC, moose

Yep. it’s the Pick a Pattern. I just LOVE this paper. It has soo many possibilities!

libbystamps, stampin up, Pieces & Patterns, Stitched Shapes Framelits, CCMC, mooseI went with something rather simple in this design. The moose is cut from one of the patterns and the sentiment is stamped then trimmed, or fussy cut – my favorite!

And, you should see the card set I created for Create with Connie and Mary. It uses the same paper and the coordinating stamp set, Pieces & Patterns. It’s A D O R A B L E I tell you!

So I am just as curious as you are about the other Design Teams favorite Designer Series Papers! Check out them out here – 

Supplies –

  • Stamp Set – Pieces & Patterns
  • Framelits – Stitched Shapes Framelits
  • Card Stock – Sahara Sand, Basic Black, Crushed Curry
  • Ink – Black Memento
  • DSP – Pick a Pattern
Happy Stampin’
Libby

Guess what has become available yesterday????

Yessssss, the August Session for Create with Connie and Mary!

AUGUST, we are featuring –

  • Coffee Cafe Bundle
  • Ribbon of Courage
  • Feathery Friends
  • You Move Me Bundle
  • Pieces & Patterns (I designed this one!!!!)

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

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!

We will have a bonus Holiday project too –

Check out CREATE WITH CONNIE AND MARY for more details

It’s Black & White, Hugs & Kisses

Happy Thursday to all! Ready to be inspired by another Create with Connie and Mary challenge? We got a new one –

Simple, bold layout.

I went with a black and white beauty –

libbystamps, stampin up, Lovely Inside & Out, This Little Piggy, Lovely Words Thinlits, Stitched Shapes Framelits, Lovely Inside & Out Bundle, Pick a Pattern DSP, CCMC

It’s a square 4 1/2 x 4 1/2 card. It’s a scrap I had ready to go! Don’t you just love that??

libbystamps, stampin up, Lovely Inside & Out, This Little Piggy, Lovely Words Thinlits, Stitched Shapes Framelits, Lovely Inside & Out Bundle, Pick a Pattern DSP, CCMC

A sweet addition to this card is the little kisses behind the ‘hugs’. They’re from the, This Little Piggy stamp set. It was the perfect detail to add behind the sentiment. It was rather plain without it.

The other Design Team members created some lovely cards using this sketch, check them out on our Create with Connie and Mary blog. To link up a card to our challenge, you can do that on our Facebook page.

Supplies –

  • Stamp Set – Lovely Inside & Out, This Little Piggy
  • Framelits – Lovely Words, Stitched Shapes
  • Bundles – Lovely Inside & Out
  • Card Stock – Basic Black, Whisper White
  • Ink – Black Memento
  • DSP – Pick a Pattern
Happy Stampin’
Libby

Just letting you know, I’m on the Create with Connie and Mary Design Team too! I create one of the monthly tutorials for them! The fabulous AUGUST session will be available on the 11th!

AUGUST, we are featuring –

  • Coffee Cafe Bundle
  • Ribbon of Courage
  • Feathery Friends
  • You Move Me Bundle
  • Pieces & Patterns (I designed this one!!!!)

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

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!

We will have a bonus Holiday project too –

Check out CREATE WITH CONNIE AND MARY for more details

Create with Connie And Mary Saturday Blog Hop – Christmas in July

Happy, happy, HAPPY Saturday!! It’s my birthday! Which is sort of like Christmas in July for me. Hubs and kids always treat me soo well!

And, it’s time to blog hop with Create with Connie and Mary!

I pointed out my birthday is like Christmas in July because Christmas is also the theme of the blog hop today!

Of course, I have no new Christmas items to show off, so I went with one of my favorite, current, stamp sets, Christmas Pines. I also used this stunning color combo again, Soft Sky, Cherry Cobbler, and Tranquil Tide. I used it on Friday as well. I just can’t get enough of it!

See how well these colors work together –

libbystamps, stampin up, Christmas Pines, Stitched Shapes Framelits, Eastern Palace Specialty DSP, CCMC, Christmas

This card has lots of dimension too! It gives it a real elegant touch!

libbystamps, stampin up, Christmas Pines, Stitched Shapes Framelits, Eastern Palace Specialty DSP, CCMC, ChristmasIn my stash, I found this super soft retired Soft Sky baker’s twine. Sure glad I kept it!

Check out the other takes on our Christmas in July from the other Design Team members – I’m going to go celebrate my day today! 

Supplies –

  • Stamp Set – Christmas Pines
  • Framelits – Stitched Shapes Framelits
  • Card Stock – Soft Sky, Cherry Cobbler, Very Vanilla, Silver Foil Sheets
  • Ink – Cherry Cobbler
  • DSP – Eastern Palace Specialty
  • Other – Soft Sky Soft Baker’s Twine (retired)
Happy Stampin’
Libby

Just letting you know, I’m on the Create with Connie and Mary Design Team as well. I create one of the tutorials for them! The fabulous JULY session is still available! And, before we know it, the August session will be available! They are worth a looking into.

This JULY, we are featuring –

  • Crafting Forever
  • Pocketful of Sunshine Bundle
  • Delightful Daisy Bundle
  • Wood Words Bundle
  • Happy Birthday Gorgeous Bundle (I designed this one!!!!)

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
  • 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!

CREATE WITH CONNIE AND MARY

Create with Connie and Mary Saturday Blog Hop – Black and White

Happy Saturday!! Time to get our creativity on with Create with Connie and Mary blog hop!

But first, did you know we have a wonderful 14 project mini session tutorial also? It’s great for individual use or a craft night with friends?

We are featuring: Delightful Daisy Bundle, Colorful Seasons Bundle, Tranquil Tulips, Wood Words Bundle, and a 3D project using Label Me Pretty Bundle.

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)

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!

June 2017 Collage

CREATE WITH CONNIE AND MARY

JUNE 2017 ONLY

$8.95 US

Back to our Saturday Blog Hop. Our theme this week is Black and white.

This is perfect because I love to create in black and white. I went with a favorite bundle of mine –

Oh So Eclectic Bundle, Oh So Eclectic, Oh So Eclectic, Pick a Pattern Washi Tape, CCMC, black & white, 2017-2018 Catalog

The Oh So Eclectic Bundle. Isn’t this just the prettiest? Although it’s monochromatic, it’s still so cheerful!

libbystamps, stampin up, Oh So Eclectic Bundle, Oh So Eclectic, Oh So Eclectic, Pick a Pattern Washi Tape, CCMC, black & white, 2017-2018 Catalog

The focal point and the leaves are all popped up! The Mini-sized Dimensionals sure came in handy behind the leaves. They are so tiny! No more cutting them in half!

Check out the other Design Team members and see their wonderful Black and White creations! Comments are always appreciated! 

Supplies –

  • Stamp Set – Oh So Eclectic
  • Framelits – Eclectic Layers, Layering Circles, Stitched Shapes Framelits,
  • Bundles – Oh So Eclectic
  • Card Stock – Whisper White, Basic Black, Vellum
  • Ink – Tuxedo Black Memento
  • Other – Pick a Pattern Washi Tape, Basic Black Baker’s Twine, Mini Dimensionals
Happy Stampin’
Libby

Eclectically Missing You

It Thursday. You know what that means. Time for an awesome challenge from Create with Connie and Mary.

We are doing things a bit different for a few weeks as you can see. We have a neat sketch from the catalog to spark the creativity. You go with the layout or the colors in the above picture.

I went with the layout –

libbystamps, stampin up, Classic Label Punch, Eclectic Layers Thinlits, Layered Leaves Dynamic EF, Oh So Eclectic, Oh So Eclectic  Bundle, Stitched Shapes Framelits

I am totally loving this Oh So Eclectic Bundle! The watercolor pattern paper is called Naturally Eclectic Designer Series Paper – matches perfectly! It’s part of the suite of products that all coordinate!!

The flag sits upon a an embossed layer made from the new Layered Leaves Dynamic embossing folder. It’s really cool in that it makes different heights of leaves on the paper that is embossed.

libbystamps, stampin up, Classic Label Punch, Eclectic Layers Thinlits, Layered Leaves Dynamic EF, Oh So Eclectic, Oh So Eclectic  Bundle, Stitched Shapes FramelitsI stamped the flower image and then framelit cut it out. Made for a really pretty flower without cutting out the whole thing – there is a separate shape to do that! The sentiment is also in the set too!

You can see what the other Design Team members created on our blog. To link up a card, head to our Facebook page. Join us! Challenges are SO much fun!

Supplies –

  • Stamp Set – Oh So Eclectic
  • Framelits – Eclectic Layers, Stitched Shapes
  • Bundles – Oh So Eclectic
  • Card Stock – Lemon Lime Twist, Emerald Envy, Whisper White
  • Ink – Lemon Lime Twist, Emerald Envy
  • DSP – Naturally Eclectic
  • Punches – Classic Label
  • Other – Layered Leaves Dynamic EF, Emerald Envy Baker’s Twine
Happy Stampin’
Libby

The brand new JUNE Mini Session is now OPEN! We are featuring products from the BRAND NEW Annual Catalog in June! Delightful Daisy Bundle, Colorful Seasons Bundle, Tranquil Tulips, Wood Words Bundle, and Label Me Pretty Bundle.

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)

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!

June 2017 Collage

CREATE WITH CONNIE AND MARY

JUNE 2017 ONLY

$8.95 US

 

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 –

libbystamps, stampin up, Labeler Alphabet, Layering Squares Framelits, Stitched Shapes Framelits, Fruit Stand DSP, Sweetheart Punch, Copper Foil Sheets, Falling Petals EF, WWC118

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

libbystamps, stampin up, Labeler Alphabet, Layering Squares Framelits, Stitched Shapes Framelits, Fruit Stand DSP, Sweetheart Punch, Copper Foil Sheets, Falling Petals EF, WWC118

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