Blogging Friends Blog Hop – July

This is the SECOND 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 the projects!

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Our theme this month is perfect – watercoloring!

This is not one of my stronger areas in card making so it was fun to be challenged with this.

I went with patriotic colors again creating these –
libbystamps, stampin up, Happy Birthday Thinlits, Large Numbers Framelits, Wood Crate Framelits, Patriotic, BFBH, watercolor, red white & blue

Of course, a festive 4th card! I used the Happy Birthday Thinlits and just cut them apart! Paired nicely with the Large Numbers Framelits.

libbystamps, stampin up, Happy Birthday Thinlits, Large Numbers Framelits, Wood Crate Framelits, Patriotic, BFBH, watercolor, red white & blueAnd believe it or not, people have birthday on July 4 as well! Lol! I went with a birthday card too also using the Happy Birthday Thinlits!libbystamps, stampin up, Happy Birthday Thinlits, Large Numbers Framelits, Wood Crate Framelits, Patriotic, BFBH, watercolor, red white & blueI created the watercolor background easily. This is a fool-proof method.

I placed the watercolor paper on paper towels. I dampened it with a spray bottle of water. I took a clear block and smeared it the ink pad and partially ran it across the wet paper. I cleaned the block and repeated the step in a different ink pad color over the uninked area of the wet watercolor paper . The excess water and coloring that pooled on the edge, I gently wiped off. I let it dry then completed my cards.

Pretty stunning, right? This method made bold watercolor images once dried. I did try a few different techniques.

Before heading over to talented, Mary and her watercoloring, leave me a comment. You know, I’ve got blog candy for a lucky person!!!Continue on Blog Hop Icon

Supplies –

  • Stamp Set – none!
  • Framelits – Happy Birthday, Large Numbers, Wood Crate
  • Card Stock – Whisper White, Pacific Point, Silver Glimmer Paper
  • Ink – Real Red, Pacific Point
  • Other – Watercolor Paper
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

Create with Connie and Mary Saturday Blog Hop – Patriotic Colors

This is the FIRST 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 the start of some fabulous creativity for Create with Connie and Mary!

Our theme this week is undoubtably, patriotic! And, it sets the tome for the rest of my cards today as well!

Because I’m in a celebratory mood, I went with this embossing folder –

libbystamps, stampin up, Brushstrokes, Wood Crate Framelits, Celebrations Duo EF, CCMC, patriotic, red white & blue

Yes. It IS one of my favorites! It is SO versatile for many different ways you can celebrate!

libbystamps, stampin up, Brushstrokes, Wood Crate Framelits, Celebrations Duo EF, CCMC, patriotic, red white & blue

I originally made the three embossed panels and stars and placed them on the card base. I decided it needed a little something. I added the stamped Brushstrokes background image that just made the card! Simple. Effective.

See what the other Design Team members created with our Patriotic theme this week! And, don’t forget to leave a comment – blog candy remember?

Supplies –

  • Stamp Set – Brushstrokes
  • Framelits – Wood Crate
  • Card Stock – Whisper White, Real Red, Dapper Denim, Silver Glimmer Paper
  • Ink – Dapper Denim
  • Other – Celebrations Duo Embossing Folders
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

Watercooler Wednesday #123 – Marsha’s ‘Fireworks’ Themed Challenge

Happy middle of the week! Time to play around with a Watercooler Wednesday challenge.

This week, we have one from Marsha –

Oh this is a fun idea!!! Great if you having a party for the upcoming July 4th! And, yes, I went with something traditional when I saw the challenge –

libbystamps, stampin up, Lovely Inside & Out, Happy Celebrations, Wood Words, Wood Crate Framelits, Wood Words Bundle, WWC

Isn’t this just FUN?????

libbystamps, stampin up, Lovely Inside & Out, Happy Celebrations, Wood Words, Wood Crate Framelits, Wood Words Bundle, WWC

I stamped the background in alternating Real Red and Dapper Denim firework shapes from the Lovely Inside & Out stamp set first. I liked the ‘Celebrate’ sentiment from Happy Celebrations set. Yes, it was a challenging fussy cut too!!!

The stamped stars are from Wood Words set because they were perfect for this finishing detail. The star framelit is from the coordinating Wood Crate framelits!

The other Design team members all took a different approach to the challenge. See how they designed with it. Play along with us – it’s fun!!

Supplies –

  • Stamp Set – Lovely Inside & Out, Happy Celebrations
  • Framelits – Wood Crate
  • Bundles – Wood Words
  • Card Stock – Dapper Denim, Whisper White
  • Ink – Real Red, Dapper Denim, Smokey Slate
Happy Stampin’
Libby

The brand new JUNE Mini Session is now OPEN! We are featuring products from the BRAND NEW Annual Catalog in June! Delightful Daisy Bundle, Colorful Seasons Bundle, Tranquil Tulips, Wood Words Bundle, and Label Me Pretty Bundle.

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, and
  • 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 joining us – Debbie Henderson, Libby Fens, and Melissa Davies!  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!

June 2017 Collage

CREATE WITH CONNIE AND MARY

JUNE 2017 ONLY

$8.95 US

 

 

Hello Friend, A Note for You

We have a really great color challenge today at Create with Connie and Mary !

Aren’t these the greatest colors? I really thought so after I started creating with them. Then, when I saw everyone else’s cards! Wow!

Here is how I used them –

libbystamps, stampin up, Best Badge Punch, Wood Words, Wood Crate Framelits, CCMC

Isn’t this just the sweetest? I used a new stamp set that will be available June 1st called, Wood Words. It also has coordinating framelits, called Wood Crate Framelits. That’s how I cut the chickens out!

libbystamps, stampin up, Best Badge Punch, Wood Words, Wood Crate Framelits, CCMC

I stamped the Whisper White panel with one of the stamps in the set. After that, I made the large scallop border using the Best Badge Punch. So cute! Of course the chickens are framelit cut too!

You should see all the Design Team creations! They are so inspiring! Then, you can link up your card on our Facebook page!

We like to read compliments too!

Supplies –

  • Stamp Set – Wood Words
  • Framelits – Wood Crate
  • Bundles – Wood Words Bundle
  • Card Stock – Mint Macaron, Whisper White
  • Ink – Mint Macaron, Melon Mambo, Night of Navy
  • Punches – Best Badge
  • Other – Night of Navy Baker’s Twine
Happy Stampin’
Libby

The brand new JUNE Mini Session is coming soon! (Yes, with the uncertainty of the retiring products and lateness of the preorder, we decided to skip May.)  We’ll be featuring products from the BRAND NEW Annual Catalog in June!

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, and
  • 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 joining us – Debbie Henderson, Libby Fens, and Melissa Davies!  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!

JUNE SNEAK PEEK COMING SOON!

CREATE WITH CONNIE AND MARY

JUNE 2017 ONLY

$8.95 US


PREORDER BONUS PROJECT:  Purchase BOTH June and July 2017 Mini Sessions and get a PREORDER BONUS TUTORIAL designed by Connie Babbert immediately upon purchase!

You’ll have the tutorial NOW to use before the new catalog begins!

Preorder 2017 Bonus Project

JUNE & JULY 2017 MINI SESSIONS

plus BONUS 2017 PREORDER project!

$17.90 US

PREORDER BONUS PROJECT: Purchase BOTH June and July 2017 Mini Sessions and get a PREORDER BONUS TUTORIAL designed by Connie Babbert immediately upon purchase!
You’ll have the tutorial NOW to use before the new catalog begins!

Preorder 2017 Bonus Project
JUNE & JULY 2017 MINI SESSIONS
plus BONUS 2017 PREORDER project!

$17.90 US