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!

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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 –

WWC98, Frosted Medallions, Layering Ovals, Stitched Shapes Framelits, Fabulous Foil Designer Acetate, Silver Foil, Wink of Stella Glitter Brush

……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

Happy Christmas, Past the Gate

It’s Watercooler Wednesday challenge day! Mid-week. This was a much-needed break from creating for a holiday fair I’m participating in on Saturday.

Today we have a great challenge to get you thinking –

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Love the fact Gail chose this idea. When was the last time you created an interesting fold?

Personally, I’ll play around with new folds that I come across, but, rarely do they make the cut for me.

Until………Until, I created this card –

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It’s just simply S W E E T !!!!!

It’s a Twist Gate Fold card. NOT my original idea – I came across it on Splitcoaststampers. And, I just had to try it!!!

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As it starts to open….it looks a little funny, or ‘off’.

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But, as you can see, fully opened, it’s pretty stinkin’ sweet! It does not want to lay flat because of the special fold.

I love, Love, LOVE, it! I’d like to make a few more of these! It was too much fun!

Wouldn’t you agree? Please leave me some kind words. I’d love to read them!

Then, see what other nifty folds the other Design team members created. Perhaps we have sparked your creativity to play along with our challenge this week!

Supplies –

  • Stamp Set – Suite Seasons, Time of Year
  • Card Stock – Real Red, Whisper White
  • DSP – Candy Cane Lane
  • Ink – Real Red, Early Espresso
  • Bid Shot – Stitched Shapes Framelits
Happy Stampin’
Libby