Enjoy Eastern Medallion Sunflower

Playing around with old, retiring and new! And, a bit of Christmas too!

I designed this card for the months online orders –

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Isn’t it just beautiful?

What’s old? the crocheted lace ribbon

What’s retiring, also Christmas? the Designer Series Paper, The Christmas Specialty

What’s new? Eastern Medallion Thinlits

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Lots of other products went into creating this sweet little number too. And, did you notice, there is no stamping on this card either!?!? Also sweet!

Perhaps you are one of the lucky recipients this month of this card! We all love Happy Mail!!!!

Happy Stampin’
Libby
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Simple Joys of Green for Christmas

It’s been a couple of weeks since I’ve posted for try Stampin on Tuesday. Although we have a new challenge every week, the design teams participate every other week.

This is my week. Here is the great sketch to inspire us –

Challenge #301. Theme : Twinkle, Twinkle

I really, really liked this sketch!

I went with this idea –

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I love traditional red and green for Christmas, but……..green and black – too pretty as well!

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And, for my twinkle, twinkle? Sparkly glimmer paper counts too, doesn’t it?

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This card is just simply – F U N !!! I love it! It will be a quick one to replicate for the holidays too.

Please join our challenge either on our blog, or our Facebook page. You might want to see what the other designers have created too!

Happy Stampin’
Libby

Sending Gingerbread Smiles

Time for a bi-weekly Design Team card for Try Stampin’ on Tuesday!

Here is our cool sketch to get you going –

Challenge #297. Optional theme : Window

Mmmmm. This had me stumped. No kidding. I looked at it. And, looked at it. Did a little pondering.

After some deep thought about it, I came up with this –

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Such a cute little number! And, it has a window!!

My store manager will be out for several weeks from surgery. So, I thought this might be a little perk up for her!

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I put the little gingerbread on the inside.

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I used a window sheet for a ‘window’ too! Although very difficult to photograph! It also added stability to the card. It really needed it as it’s a bit floppy.

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All in all, it will make her smile!

I mean, c’mon – wouldn’t you if you received this?

Back to the sketch. Yes, a challenging one, but, you can do it! Come join us at Try Stampin’ on Tuesday! You can link up on our blog or Facebook!

Happy Stampin’
Libby

WWC Joy

Ah……November 2. Already. You know these two months will fly by!

It’s Wednesday. Time for a Watercooler Wednesday Challenge.

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This time it’s from Jean. A nifty layout I’d say –

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Isn’t this cool? Unique?

I’ll admit, I was stumped for a bit. I pulled out card stock and started playing around with the various layered sizes. Then the idea hit me –

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Nice take, right? Clean. Simple. Fun!

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Black and cream are always a nice combination.

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Then, to add the dimension. Bam!  Dimensionals were added to the first and second black layer. By the time it got to the last, largest, DSP layer, I had two dimensionals stacked for support when I mail it. (Hopefully, it will pass the postal inspectors!)

This card will be great for classes, buffets, stamp-a-stacks – because it’s really easy and stunning when finished!!!! And, this DSP pack has four, 4 – you read it correctly, four, sheets of each pattern!!! Nice!

If you like my take on the sketch, please leave a comment.

Then head over to Watercooler Wednesday to check out the other Design team cards. Play along with us! If you win the challenge, we will feature you on our blog! How cool is that!?!?

Supplies –

  • Stamp Set – Holly Jolly Greetings
  • Card Stock –Very Vanilla, Basic Black,
  • DSP – This Christmas DSP
  • Ink – Tuxedo Black Memento
Happy Stampin’
Libby

 

Christmas Blog Hop for TSOT

It’s Tuesday. And, it’s another BLOG HOP!!! Yippee! These are way too much fun!

This is for Try Stampin’ on Tuesday. I know. Normally, I just have my Design Team card, this week, we have a blog hop! With prizes!! So, you might have come from Sara’s blog.

We will have our normal sketch challenge that everyone will be creating with! This is the sketch –

Sketch #295. Optional Theme : Christmas, Dimension

I love, Love, LOVE this layout!

I created this –

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Simply stunning, right?

Christmas. Check.

Dimension, here you go –

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I added a ribbon bow and raised the layers with actual dimensionals.

Dimension. Check.

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Overall, it’s just a pretty sweet card! Looking closely at it, you can see where I outlined the letter in a Stardust Gelly Roll pen. Those are wonderful!! Add such a nice touch of glimmer.

Did you like it? Please leave a comment. In order to be eligible for blog hop prizes, we’d like you to leave a comment on everyone’s blog. The next person to check out is Krafty Kaylin.

You can also play along with our challenge as well! You can do that on the Try Stampin on Tuesday blog or our Facebook page.

Happy Stampin’
Libby

Rose Birthday for CCMC

As it gets closer to Christmas, the time seems to go faster and faster…….It’s time for another Create with Connie and Mary challenge as a mater of fact!

This week it’s a sketch –

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Great sketch with lots pf possibilities!

I was somewhat stumped admittedly. Do I go with Halloween or thanksgiving or Christmas?

None of the above.

I went birthday –

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A card using some products we might have forgotten about.

Or perhaps didn’t think of using them this way –

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Like this DSP. It’s a specialty Christmas pack, This Christmas DSP, in the main catalog.

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It’s a lovely card isn’t it? Perfect for any birthday!

I’d love for you to leave a comment before taking a look at what the other Design Team members created.

Join us at Create with Connie and Mary this week! Playing along with challenges are so much fun!

Supplies –

  • Stamp Set – Sweet Cupcake
  • Dies – Rose Garden Thinlits
  • Card Stock –Very Vanilla, Basic Black, Cherry Cobbler, Old Olive
  • DSP – This Christmas DSP
  • Ink – Tuxedo Black Memento
  • Other – Rhinestone Basic Jewels
Happy Stampin’
Libby