Watt? Merry and Bright

I’m hoping its a happy Thursday to you wherever you are reading this from. Here, in Texas, in the land of pears, it’s a bit of mayhem as people prepare for the approaching storm, Harvey. Living on the gulf coast during these times is never easy and the weather is rarely predicted correctly.

So, let’s get our minds onto something fun – creating! We have a new challenge at Create with Connie and Mary 

Super terrific layout!!! I used it this weekend at my August Card Buffet and designed this –

Yes, others saw it before you did. And, they liked loved it!

It’s very striking and rather cute! The lightbulb?? Really? Adorable! The Sunburst Punch behind it looks like its glowing in a cutesy way.

And, if you saw Wednesdays post, you saw that I used the exact same designer series papers creating a different card.

Since the card was rather popular this weekend with supply purchases, I figured I’d show another idea or two using the same elements, but, in a different way. Kind of nice, right?

Check out the other Design Team cards on the Create with Connie and Mary blog. After we’ve inspired you, post a card on our Facebook page.

Supplies –

  • Stamp Set – Watts of Occasions
  • Card Stock – Garden Green, Cherry Cobbler
  • Ink – Cherry Cobbler, Black Memento
  • DSP – Be Merry
  • Punches – Starburst
  • Other – Gold Wink of Stella
Happy Stampin’
Libby

I’m also part of the Create with Connie and Mary Design Team! Our most recent August Session is now available for purchase. Here is a peek of the projects –

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

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Watercooler Wednesday 133 – Penny’s All About Christmas Challenge

Had to take a few days off after an exhausting weekend and then an afternoon at the dentist!

I’ll get back into the swing of things with a card designed for Watercooler Wednesday!

Our challenge this week is from Penny. And, it’s a Christmas challenge! Time to start thinking about getting those cards created. Early.

This past weekend, I had my monthly Card Buffet. I had one Christmas card on the selections. (That card will post Thursday.)  I had several purchase supplies and ask what other designs could be created using the supplies. Well, here is an idea –

libbystamps, stampin up, Watts of Occasions, Be Merry, Gold Wink of Stella, WWCI just love the Watts of Occasions stamp set. And, this paper!!

libbystamps, stampin up, Watts of Occasions, Be Merry, Gold Wink of Stella, WWC

They make for a great combination! Just a simply great design of a card. The addition of the Gold Wink of Stella pen really made the tree pop!

Both these items are available for purchase in the regular Stampin’ Up catalog.

Although it is just August, take a look at the other Design Teams cards at  Watercooler Wednesday . We hope to spark your creativity enough to join our challenge.

Supplies –

  • Stamp Set – Watts of Occasions
  • Card Stock – Garden Green, Cherry Cobbler
  • Ink – Cherry Cobbler, Black Memento
  • DSP – Be Merry
  • Other – Gold Wink of Stella
Happy Stampin’
Libby

I’m also part of the Create with Connie and Mary Design Team! Our most recent August Session is now available for purchase. Here is a peek of the projects –

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 – Non-Traditional Christmas

Shout out to Katheryn from Illinois who called as I was writing this post. She was calling asking about this daisy I had added to some Rhinestones for special gifts. I love hearing from people about projects! Nice talking to you!!

Back to the post. . . . . .

Almost fall. Almost Halloween. Thanksgiving. Christmas will be here in a blink of an eye. This year is flying by.

Saturdays are set aside for a Create with Connie and Mary blog hop.

Going back to Christmas. Our theme this week is Non-Traditional Christmas.

This is a good one for the time of years it is. Although the stores have already bombarded with all things Christmas!

I went with this image from Watts of Occasions –

libbystamps, stampin up, Watts of Occasions, Eastern Palace Specialty DSP, nontraditional Christmas, CCMC

A lightbulb is about as non-traditional as you can get! And, these colors too. I just love this set for its whimsey!

libbystamps, stampin up, Watts of Occasions, Eastern Palace Specialty DSP, nontraditional Christmas, CCMC

I stamped it twice in different colors and cut the tree out. The enamel dots are retired and just balanced the color nicely!

It’s simple and right on with a non-traditional Christmas card.

Check out the other the other Design Team members non-traditional cards – 

Supplies –

  • Stamp Set – Watts of Occasions
  • Card Stock – Emerald Envy, Very Vanilla
  • Ink – Emerald Envy, Rich Razzleberry
  • DSP – Eastern Palace Specialty
  • Other – Brights Enamel Dots (retired)
Happy Stampin’
Libby

. . . . .  and, I’m also part of the Create with Connie and Mary Design Team! Our most recent August Session is now available for purchase. Here is a peek of the projects –

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