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

Hearts For You, CCMC418

Thursday challenge with Create with Connie and Mary today.

We have a beautiful set of colors to challenge you with –

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What do you think?  I loved them looking at the swatch.

But, when you pull the inks and the card stock out – WOW! Just lovely!

I came up with this –

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I was in love with making this pattern background. Sooo nice! And these colors work just perfect.

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I didn’t want to block it!

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I decided to go with these hearts to be minimal in my design. Something different.

You should see what my other team members did with these colors at Create with Connie and Mary. So many lovely cards! And, why not join us in creating something yourself and sharing it with us!?!?

Supplies used –

  • Stamps – Jar of Love (N)
  • Card Stock – Sweer Sugarplum (N), Rich Razzleberry, Mint Macaron, Vellum Card Stock
  • Ink – Sweet Sugarplum (N), Rich Razzleberry, Mint Macaron
  • Punches – Sweetheart Punch
  • Other – Very Vanilla Thick Baker’s Twine
Happy Stampin’
Libby

Love You, CCMC

Yes. Two things going on here.

First, it’s my anniversary. I know. Another life event happening on the SAME day as a card challenge – on a challenge blog that I just recently became a Design team member of…….

This week over at Create with Connie and Mary, we have another great sketch to get you thinking and get you using all some of those things from your stash! See the sketch –

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Nice layout, right? I certainly thought so.

Since it is my anniversary and I needed a card……..I created this –

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Lovely, right?

I loved it. I think Ed will too!

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As you can see, I took to the fussy cutting again. For both sentiments too! They came from Watercolor Words. I cut the ‘you’ from the ‘just for you’ apart!

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The lighter color of the words is on purpose as I used the Basic Grey Archival Ink Pad. I wanted that softer look here. And, you can’t go wrong with red foil paper to express love.

I’ve got some celebratin’ to do – 26 years! Wahoo! Love you my dear Ed!!!

So. You know it’s good ‘card-carma’ to leave a comment. Then, you should check the rest of the Design Team creations over at Create with Connie and Mary, while you’re there – pull out your stash and play along with us!

Happy Stampin’
Libby

You Mean

……something snarky? No, not today. A serious card. Trying to create a few Valentine’s cards for family.

I was inspired by Create with Connie and Mary. A nice color challenge –

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Very sweet colors! Neutral enough for guys too. Just go more on the Crumb Cake!

Since I have family spread all over, I came up with this using some of the Going Global stuff –

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Quite simple, but it gets the point across. We are far apart. You mean the world to me. You are loved.

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I love this embossed ‘globe’. It really ties in everything. And, the retired strip of hearts on the heart. That name of the folder escapes me!

I’m not sure who will end up with this design, daughters or brother, mother-in-law. Who knows! I’ll make more of this one or a few other designs.

Happy Stampin’
Libby

Welcome Home, Weekly Deals for June 16

Ha – Ha. Sort of a double post today which should have been yesterday.

I made this cute little tiny card for my daughter who is home for the week in between college classes –

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I used one the James Avery charms that recently came out. And, I combined it with the Sweetheart Punch that is on the Weekly Deals for the week. Just a terrific  combination!

Here is a more up-close picture to see the charm better –

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I markered the ‘welcome’ from the stamp set, And Many More. It was the perfect scale for the ‘HOME’ on the charm.

Take a look at these other great buys for the week –

Happy Stampin’
Libby