Blogging Friends Blog Hop – August – All About Me

Happy August! Yes, August. Already! That means blog hop time! First one of the day. This one is for Blogging Friends Blog Hop!

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Our theme this month is perfect – All About You!

I took this a little personally. I made three projects translating some of my favorites in stamped card form.

I am here because…..

I.

Love.

To Stamp.

I literally create something everyday. Yes, every day.

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This is a little booklet created for my stamp club 6 ladies. They each made one at the first class in July. They can jot down stamps they ‘need’.

Next, a favorite drink of mine……

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Coffee!

Current love? Cold brew. Shared with a friend, my daughter.

….and, this bundle – it’s one of the best in the catalog!

I love flowers. Tulips more specifically and the color black.

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These Tranquil Tulips are a favorite stamp set of mine! Isn’t this just gorgeous??

So. Me described in cards. My love for stampin’, coffee, and flowers!

Before heading over to talented, Mary, please leave me a comment. Continue on Blog Hop Icon

Supplies –

  • Stamp Set – Crafting Forever, Coffee Cafe, Timeless Textures, Tranquil Tulips, Eastern Beauty
  • Framelits – Coffee Cups Framelits
  • Bundles – Coffee Cafe Bundle,
  • Card Stock – Basic Black, Rose Red, Whisper White,
  • Ink – Memento Black, Crushed Curry, Rose Red
  • DSP – Color Theory DSP,
  • Other – various retired Stampin’ Up ribbons
Happy Stampin’
Libby

Just letting you know, I’m on the Create with Connie and Mary Design Team too! 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 on the 11th! 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

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Coffee, Tea…or Me?

Lol, I’m sure some of you might know that tagline!!!! It was from an airline in the 1960’s.

This week at Watercooler Wednesday, we have another Simply Stampin’ challenge –

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This one is from Heidi and you have to feature coffee or tea.

It was way more difficult than I thought because you are limited to one layer with no additional die cuts, embelishments or anything. Just stamping.

So. I thought about it.

And thought about it.

After reading the theme numerous times, it hit me what I should create.

This –

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Adorbs, right?

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It really is only one layer with stamping.

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Nothing else. At all.

What person wouldn’t love to receive this as a little ‘love’ note?????

I’d love to read what you think about this throwback card!

Now that I got you to thinking about this sketch, create something and join us Watercooler Challenges.

Supplies –

  • Stamp Set – Writing Notes, Layered Letters Alphabet, Timeless Textures, Designer Tin of Cards (tiny heart trio)
  • Card Stock – Whisper White
  • Ink – Soft Sky Basic Grey, Cherry Cobbler, Soft Suede
Happy Stampin’
Libby

Spooky Night for WWC

I so look forward to Wednesdays! It’s my challenge for Watercooler Wednesday day.

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This week we have a great sketch from Heidi herself, the creator of the blog!

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I love what she chose. Something different. Sort of edgy! Just a really cool idea!

And this is what I did with it –

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I love this! I’m sort of a stickler for following a sketch to the last detail! And I did so here too!

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I added a little dimension for a little added pop.

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A few different stamps helped create this. I just started playing around until I liked it.

Now this is ready to send out to someone special! Who will be the lucky one????

The other Design Team members have created some wonderful cards too. Please check them out at Watercooler Wednesday!

Supplies –

  • Stamp Set – Spooky Fun, Timeless Textures, You’ve Got This
  • Dies – Layering Circles Framelits
  • Punches – Hexagon (R)
  • Card Stock – Basic Gray, Smokey Slate, Basic Black, Soft Suede, Pumpkin Pie
  • DSP – Halloween Night Specialty
  • Ink – Basic Gray Archival, Tuxedo Black Memento
  • Big Shot – Halloween Scenes Edgelits
Happy Stampin’
Libby

It’s On Its Way, CCMC422

Happy Thursday!

This is part of Three Post Thursday for me! This one is for Create with Connie and Mary!

Today we have a color challenge –

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Some lovely soft colors that initially got me stumped.

However, it didn’t take long for me to create this –

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A nice fall transition card!

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These colors reminded me of spices – pumpkin spices for some reason. So, I just went with that theme for the card.

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The sentiment ‘is on its way’ struck me as well. Because Fall will be here before we know it. So, I added the individual letters to spell F A L L .

Friends are already starting the pumpkin spice craze! This is very appropriate!

I added lots of dimension on this card by popping up the first two layers and the pumpkin. It really adds so much to a card.

This is just a lovely card, wouldn’t you agree? Please leave me a comment – those are a delight to read!

And head over to Create with Connie and Mary to see how the others design team members used these colors. Some great cards I must say!

Supplies used –

  • Stamp Set – Jar of Haunts (N), Sunshine Sayings, Timeless Textures
  • Card Stock – Peekaboo Peach, Calypso Coral, Sahara Sand, Whisper White
  • Ink – Peekaboo Peach, Calypso Coral, Sahara Sand
  • Other – Dimensionals
Happy Stampin’
Libby

Happy Birthday, Stepped Up Sunday

Happy Sunday! Quick share before the Card Buffet.

Did you happen to se my card from yesterday? It was a nice, clean one layer card that I CASed from my blogging friend over at My Beauty Scraps.

Today, I stepped it up a bit –

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Still the nice one layer of stamping. This time I added a different flower center and I mounted onto a piece of Pear Pizzaz.

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I also like this version as well.

What do you think? I’d love to read your comments!

Happy Stampin’
Libby

Happy Birthday, Simple Saturday

Taking a brief break from my Card Buffet prep to show two cards this weekend.

This card is a clean and simple, CASE card from a fellow blogging friend, Danica Ferrante from My Beauty Scraps. I loved it way back when she created it and ran across it again as I was prepping for my class.

This is how I CASed the card –

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Pretty much how she stamped it.

What I was drawn to was the fact it’s a one layer card. That can be rather hard to execute effectively. But, she nailed it!

And, you just might see it or tomorrows ‘stepped up’ version on the Card Buffet Sunday!

Happy Stampin’
Libby

Wacky Watercooler May Blog Hop

Welcome! It’s time for the Wacky Watercooler May Blog Hop!!!

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You may have come from the talented Marsha Reed’s blog. If not, I’m glad you are joining us. This weekend our hop will have three projects.

I decided to go with a fun, whimsical masculine theme in addition to the three projects –

ONE. Something that is retiring I will miss.

Mine is the basic shaped framelits and basic shaped punches. There is just too many to work with here or to list. I created this card with a few of my favorites – the larger circle framelits and a few of the handheld basic shaped punches.

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This card is a 4 inch round card, made using the Circles Collection Framelits.

I made the ‘cake slice’ using the retiring Scalloped Oval Punch, Chevron Punch, and the Cherry On Top Washi Tape. I used the retiring Something to Say Stamp Set (oh yeah, it’s on SALE). Here is a tutorial how to make this cake slice.

TWO. Masculine project, made with retiring or carryover items.

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I made this card using retiring the Circles Framelits, Cherry On Top Washi Tape, and again, the Something to Say Stamp. The card stock and D A D stamp will carry over (whew!).

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And, of course the coordinating inside. It’s just too cute not to show.

THREE. New, upcoming item or a carryover that we really like.

Well, I have not done a pre-order (I know, what’s up with that?). So, I went with this –

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The Mini Treat Bag Thinlits. I used the same  D A D carryover stamp set, Party with Cake, and added the also carrying over set, Timeless Textures. The Triple Banner Punch and Stapler – yep – carrying over!

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The pull out for the bag. Can’t forget that! It’s just as cute. Great to add a gift card or little treat on the card too!

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So, again, a nice spread of fun, whimsical, coordinating ‘manly’ items here. All the fussy cutting…….ahhhh…..I love it! Fussy cutting is therapy for me!! Lol!!

Getting around our hop, click on icon or name –

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You have most likely come from Marsha Reed.

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The next stop on the hop is Heidi Weaver.

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If you missed one of us, please check out the line up here at our blog home.

As blogger, we love to read what you have to say about our creations. Please leave comments as you hop along. It’s good ‘card-carma’!

Happy Stampin’
Libby