We Create – February Blog Hop

Happy first day of February and, happy Three Post Thursday!

My third post is another blog hop for We Create. 

Our theme is to create a card, then recreate it again, adding elements to ‘step it up’, make it fancy.

As my focal image, I’m using a favorite of mine, Watts of Occasions –

libbystamps, stampin up, Watts of Occasions, Bubbles & Fizz DSP, We Create, Sale-a-Bration

It’s just too cute!!! This is simple. Pretty. Elegant.

But…..add a few elements……and you get this –

libbystamps, stampin up, Watts of Occasions, Bubbles & Fizz DSP, We Create, Sale-a-Bration

Just as lovely too! Bright, cheerful.

I added the Designer Series Paper, Bubble & Fizz, that you can earn free through Sale-a-bration. I made the border around the focal image slightly smaller. The heart is also fussy cut in Calypso Coral.

libbystamps, stampin up, Watts of Occasions, Bubbles & Fizz DSP, We Create, Sale-a-Bration

Simple changes. Wonderful designs. Which one you like better?

Check out my other posts for the day! I’ve been busy creating!

As this is a blog hop, check out the next designer, Kris, on the creative trail!

Stampin’ Up Supplies –

  • Stamp Set – Watts of Occasions
  • Card Stock – Powder Pink, Whisper White, Calypso Coral
  • Ink – Basic Grey
  • DSP – Bubbles & Fizz (Sale-a-Bration FREE item)
Happy Stampin’
Libby
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We Create – January Blog Hop

Happy NEW YEAR and the second blog post for today!!!

This is another blog hop filled with ideas! This time, I’m hopping with We Create! 

I am sooo excited to play with new stuff that will be available January 3!

I created two cards for the hop using the same layout and stepping one of them up.

libbystamps, stampin up, We Create, Birthday Wit, Bubbles & Fizz DSP, Tutti-frutti Adhesive Backed Sequins

I loved how this turned out! I started with the free Sale-a-Bration Designer Series Paper, Bubbles & Fizz and went with those colors to design the rest of the card. I used a new stamp from Birthday Wit for the focal point on the card. The Tutti-frutti Adhesive Backed Sequins were a nice added touch! These are going to be a favorite of mine – I can already tell!

I took everything and added a little pizzaz –

libbystamps, stampin up, Birthday Wit, Bubbles & Fizz DSP, Tutti-frutti Adhesive Backed Sequins, We Create 

Also and equally awesome card! The sentiment I stamped in the different colors and I cut them out to place over the existing stamped words.

libbystamps, stampin up, Birthday Wit, Bubbles & Fizz DSP, Tutti-frutti Adhesive Backed Sequins, We Create 

I love both these cards! I think one of them I will feature on my January Card Buffet!

As this is a blog hop, check out the next designer on the creative trail!

Stampin’ Up Supplies –

  • Stamp Set – Birthday Wit
  • Card Stock – Crumb Cake, Bermuda Bay, Calypso Coral, Whisper White
  • Ink – Bermuda Bay, Basic Grey, Calypso Coral, Black Memento
  • DSP – Bubbles & Fizz
  • Other – Tutti-frutti Adhesive Backed Sequins
Happy Stampin’
Libby

Create with Connie and Mary subscriptions are on SALE!

Yes…you read that right…Connie and Mary are having an ‘end of year’ sale! We are having a sale on all our monthly Mini Editions for the past year AND as a special, we are also selling the tutorials for our BONUS projects for the past year.  Mini editions are 50% off the regular subscription price shown and BONUS projects are $2.95 (no discount).  Don’t miss out……we have never offered these outside of our subscriptions!

  • Our monthly mini sessions include the instructions for 14 projects with full step-by-step tutorials.
  • Each mini session includes 12 unique cards, featuring 3 stamp sets, and
  • Each mini session includes TWO 3D items perfect for your club or stamp camp
  • All designs and tutorials are EXCLUSIVELY for subscribers and will not be posted anywhere else online.
  • All 14 projects are available immediately so you have all projects (and tutorials) right there at your fingertips
  • Our FABULOUS design team members include Debbie Henderson, Libby Fens, and Melissa Davies!
  • We use Fastwagon for our processing, you should immediately receive a Digital Order email with a link to a downloadable Welcome letter with your passwords! Thank you!

NOTE:  Use Coupon Code ENDOFYEARduring checkout for the 50% off the regular $8.95 price!

We Create – December Blog Hop

December??? Where has this year gone??

Welcome to the second post for today! This one is a Blog Hop too for We Create!

What we do is, ‘we create’ a card then ‘step it up’ or ‘step it over’.

I started with this –

libbystamps, stampin up, Watercolor Words, Merry Little Christmas, We Create

A very nice card! Wonderful – fun, bright, cheery colors! Then I stepped up the design……

……by adding some ribbon behind the sentiment that’s how! I never think to do this, but, it adds so much to a design.

Now, the card is a WOW! This was one of the choices at my November Card Buffet a couple of weeks ago and it was a total hit!!!

libbystamps, stampin up, Watercolor Words, Merry Little Christmas, We Create

I do love the addition of the ribbon. It just makes the card!

Take a little time and tell me your thoughts on the two cards. Then head to the talented Kris KilkennyStampin’ Up Supplies –

  • Stamp Set – Watercolor Words
  • Card Stock – Berry Burst, Whisper White, Lemon Lime Twist
  • Ink – Berry Burst
  • DSP – Merry Little Christmas
  • Punches – 2 1/2 (retired)
  • Other – 2017 Sale-a-Bration Silver Ribbon (retired)
Happy Stampin’
Libby

Stumped in your Christmas card designing? Did you see the Create with Connie and Mary November Session!?!? These tutorials make planning your holiday cards a snap! You should try them out!

Here is a sneak at the November projects –

Our mini sessions include the instructions for 14 projects with full step-by-step tutorials :

  • Each mini session includes TWELVE unique cards featuring at least 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!

Check out CREATE WITH CONNIE AND MARY for more details!

 

We Create – November Blog Hop

Hello November! Welcome to the second of three posts today! This one is a Blog Hop for We Create!

What we do is, ‘we create’ a card then ‘step it up’ or ‘step it over’.

I created this stunning black and white card for my October Card Buffet –

…….and loved it!

I decided to step it over with similar colors –

Conveniently, from the same pack of Designer Series Paper! I changed the stamping up a bit to Old Olive. This turned out lovely too.

I think I still like the original black and white best though. How about you?

Tell me your thoughts on the two cards. Leave a comment before going on to the talented Kris Kilkenny – we all love to read your comments!  Stampin’ Up Supplies

  • Stamp Set – Painted Harvest
  • Bundles – Painted Harvest
  • Card Stock – Whisper White, Old Olive, Basic Black
  • Ink – Black Memento, Old Olive
  • DSP – Merry Little Christmas
  • Punches – Leaf
Happy Stampin’
Libby

Did you catch our October Create with Connie and Mary tutorial? The October Session can still be purchased! And, before we know it, the November Session will be out! Wow. Time flies.

Here is a sneak at the projects –

October 2017 Collage

October features –

  •  Seasonal Lantern Bundle
  •  Tag & Trimmings Bundle
  •  Smitten Mitten Bundle
  •  Sugarplum Dreams Stamp Set
  •  Christmas Happiness

Our mini sessions include the instructions for 14 projects with full step-by-step tutorials :

  • Each mini session includes TWELVE unique cards featuring at least 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!

Check out CREATE WITH CONNIE AND MARY for more details!

 

We Create August Blog Hop

Happy August! Yes, August. Already! That means blog hop time! Second one of the day. We Create this time around!

Lol, ‘we create’ a card then ‘step it up’ or ‘step it over’.

I guess this month I decided to ‘step it over’. Here is the first card –

libbystamps, stampin up, Happy Birthday Gorgeous, Detailed Dragonfly Thinlits, Decorative Ribbon Border Punch, Fresh Florals DSP, We CreateThis card is pretty. However, change the base…..

libbystamps, stampin up, Happy Birthday Gorgeous, Detailed Dragonfly Thinlits, Decorative Ribbon Border Punch, Fresh Florals DSP, We CreateIsn’t this a pop of color now?

libbystamps, stampin up, Happy Birthday Gorgeous, Detailed Dragonfly Thinlits, Decorative Ribbon Border Punch, Fresh Florals DSP, We Create

Compare the two. Both cards use all the same elements and colors. What a difference the card base makes!

I’d love to read your thoughts on the two cards. Leave a comment before going onto the talented Kris Kilkenny – we all love to read your comments! 

Supplies –

  • Stamp Set – Happy Birthday Gorgeous
  • Framelits – Detailed Dragonfly
  • Card Stock – Whisper White, Night of Navy, Lemon Lime Twist
  • Ink – Night of Navy
  • DSP – Fresh Florals
  • Punches – Decorative Ribbon Border
  • Other – Mini Dimensionals
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

We Create July Blog Hop

This is the THIRD of three blog hops for me today!

Please check them all out and leave comments! I’ll be giving away BLOG CANDY to one lucky person who comments on all three posts today!! Here is the giveaway –

Notecards & envelopes, rhinestones, stamp set, clear block and 3 ink spots!!! (Please leave your comments by 10:00 pm CDT.)

On with projects for We Create –

I went with one of my favorite hostess sets from the catalog, Tranquil Tulips –

libbystamps, stampin up, Tranquil Tulips, Banners for You, Bunch of Banners Framelits, We Create

This is a sweet card, I’ll admit……..but add a little star here and there…… libbystamps, stampin up, Tranquil Tulips, Banners for You, Bunch of Banners Framelits, We Create

….and a banner for the sentiment….you get a pretty sweet card!

I hadn’t used Cherry Cobbler from Stampin’ Up in forever – such a wonderful red! It made some really beautiful tulips as well! Especially paired with Dapper Denim!

libbystamps, stampin up, Tranquil Tulips, Banners for You, Bunch of Banners Framelits, We Create

Please leave a comment before going onto the talented Kris Kilkenny – we all love to read your comments! Blog candy, remember…….

Supplies –

  • Stamp Set – Tranquil Tulips (hostess), Banners for You
  • Framelits – Bunch of Banners
  • Card Stock – Cherry Cobbler, Dapper Denim, Very Vanilla
  • Ink – Cherry Cobbler, Dapper Denim, Old Olive, Crumb Cake
Happy Stampin’
Libby

The new JULY session will soon be here!

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

We Create May Blog Hop

This is my second of two blog hops today! I’ve got a couple of great cards for We Create Bloggers!

For this duo of cards, I used new products!

I was on the fence about this new bundle, Eastern Beauty, but once I saw all the samples………I just had to get it!

This is my simple card –

libbystamps, stampin up, Eastern Beauty Bundle, We Create, Eastern Beauty, Eastern Medallions ThinlitsUsing the same layout, here is my stepped up card –

libbystamps, stampin up, Eastern Beauty Bundle, We Create, Eastern Beauty, Eastern Medallions ThinlitsBoth cards use three different framelits in the set to create the lovely focal point! The stamp is from the bundle too.

libbystamps, stampin up, Eastern Beauty Bundle, We Create, Eastern Beauty, Eastern Medallions Thinlits

Aren’t these SO pretty?? I can’t wait to play around with these dies and create more cards! They are available to order now if you just have to have them!!!!

Please leave a comment before going onto the talented Kris Kilkenny – we all love to read your comments!

Supplies –

  • Stamp Set – Eastern Beauty
  • Framelits – Eastern Medallions
  • Bundles – Eastern Beauty
  • Card Stock – Basic Black, Whisper White
  • Ink – Memento Black
  • Other – Gold Foil, Basic Black Bakers Twine, Gold Bakers Twine (from a trio)
Happy Stampin’
Libby