Watercooler Wednesday – 141 Heidi’s Masculine Anything Goes Challenge

Time for some masculine cards for Watercooler Wednesday!

We always need masculine ideas! Those seem to be the most difficult to create.

I am trying to go through my Paper Pumpkin stash and use some of the kits. I created this –

libbystamps, stampin up, Bold Botanicals kit, Paper Pumpkin, Paper Pumpkin August 2106, WWC

Guys like to know they are appreciated too! So, a thank you card was more than winner!

This card is from the Bold Botanicals kit from August 2016. Currently, I can feature a class using this kit. I just repurposed some the pieces to create the design. Here is what the kit looks like –

PP_Thumb_BoldBotanicals_0816

I do love these monthly subscriptions, just like with lots of my Stampin’ Up products and other craft stuff- I don’t get around to playing as much as I should or need to!

How about taking a look at the other Design Team members cards. Everyone uses a variety of products and techniques, so you get to see lots of different and terrific ideas. Then, after we inspire you to create a card, you can link it up on our blog!

Happy Stampin’
Libby
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Watercooler Wednesday 140 – Libby’s All About Birthdays Challenge

Happy Wednesday! You know what this means………time for a card designed for Watercooler Wednesday.

This week, I’m hosting the challenge! Yippee!

I’m sharing a very popular, sweet number I had at my September Card Buffet –

libbystamps, stampin up, Colorful Seasons, Colorful Seasons Bundle, Seasonal Layers Thinlits, WWC

This is THE perfect card for a fall birthday, either masculine or feminine! I love the leaf stamped background. The layers of card stock are fun and fresh. This is one of those great go-to card designs.

I used the Colorful Seasons bundle that really is a must have! This is just simply an effortless card. It goes together so easy!

All the designers created wonderful cards for my birthday challenge this week. I’d love to see yours too! Come join us over at Watercooler Wednesday.

Stampin’ Up Supplies –

  • Stamp Set – Colorful Seasons
  • Framelits – Seasonal Layers
  • Bundles – Colorful Seasons
  • Card Stock – Smokey Slate, Whisper White, Crushed Curry, Basic Grey
  • Ink – Smokey Slate, Black Memento
Happy Stampin’
Libby


It’s that time!!! The Create with Connie and Mary October Session is NOW open! Get it today for new inspiration, new stamps set and some great new projects.

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!

Watercooler Wednesday 139 – Kath’s Feminine Anything Goes Challenge

Welcome to another great challenge for Watercooler Wednesday!

Our challenge is one packed with ideas and easy to join as well! It’s a feminine challenge!

I decided to go with something way cute –

libbystamps, stampin up, Special Celebration, Painted Autumn  DSP, WWC, goat

….and funny as all get out! This goat though! It’s Tim Holtz, but everything else is Stampin’ Up!

I created this for my cousin Missy who loves goats! We missed her birthday because of hurricane Harvey last month. I got her a goat painting too! So. Yes. Card is waaaay late.

I love how the goat is chewing on wheat, and in the Designer Series Paper there is wheat! Ties the two brands together so nice!!!

This pattern paper, Painted Autumn, is currently on sale at Stampin’ Up. Purchase 3 Designer Series Paper packs and the 4th one is free! Go take a look!

Back to the challenge……see the other Design Team cards at Watercooler Wednesday and link up to our challenge! It’s lots of fun!

Supplies –

  • Stamp Set – Special Celebration (sentiment)
  • Framelits – Layering Ovals
  • Card Stock – Very vanilla, Crumb Cake, Old Olive
  • Ink – Early Espresso
  • DSP – Painted Autumn
Happy Stampin’
Libby

Hard to believe it’s time for a new Create with Connie and Mary tutorial. The October Session will be open soon!! New inspiration. New stamps sets. New projects.

Here is a sneak at the  projects –

October 2017 Collage

October featured products –

  •  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!

Watercooler Wednesday 138 – Marsha’s All About Christmas Challenge

I have a sweet card for Watercooler Wednesday today!

We have a Christmas challenge this week to get you inspired for the upcoming holidays!

I created a clean and simple 4 1/4 x 4 1/4 card –

libbystamps, stampin up, Labels to Love, 1/4 Quilted Christmas Ribbon, Be Merry, WWC

A fun way to use the new Everyday Label punch. Since the Real Red card stock is square, it makes it perfect to insert it and punch it perfectly centered! It adds nice interest to the design.

You should see the other Design Team cards. So much variety for Christmas! Surely, one of us inspires you to join us this week!

You can link up a card on our blog. The challenge lasts a week.

Supplies –

  • Stamp Set – Labels to Love
  • Card Stock – Real Red, Whisper White
  • Ink – Garden Green
  • DSP – Be Merry
  • Punches – Everyday Label
  • Other – 1/4 Quilted Christmas Ribbon
Happy Stampin’
Libby

Our Create with Connie and Mary September Session is available! Please support me and the Design Team by purchasing any of our tutorial sessions. Previous month tutorials are still available.

Here is a sneak at the September projects –

 September features –
  • Pick a Pumpkin Bundle
  • Tags & Trimming Bundle
  • Spooky Cat Bundle
  • Festive Phrases Stamp Set
  • Colorful Seasons 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

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!

Watercooler Wednesday 137 – Penny’s Masculine Anything Goes Challenge

Time for a card created for Watercooler Wednesday!

Our new challenge this week is from Penny, a masculine card! We can all use ideas in this area!

I decided on something fun and bright –

libbystamps, stampin up, Swirly Bird, Happy Birthday Gorgeous, Foil Frenzy Specialty DSP, Pretty Label  Punch, 1 3/4 Circle Punch, Banner Triple Punch, WWC

This would be very appealing for a young male or even an adult!

The focal paper is the Foil Frenzy Specialty Designer Series Paper! Is this paper wonderful! You really just have to see it in person to appreciate it. The catalog does not do it just! It’s like a Crumb Cake or Kraft base with foil embossed onto it already. It’s just gorgeous!

This Lemon Lime twist pairs nicely with the Pacific Point. Both are bright and full of energy.

We have a variety of cards from the Design Team. Check them out on our blog. You can also link up your card there too!

Supplies –

  • Stamp Set – Happy Birthday Gorgeous, Swirly Bird
  • Card Stock – Lemon Lime Twist, Whisper White, Pacific Point
  • Ink – Pacific Point
  • DSP – Foil Frenzy Specialty
  • Punches – Pretty Label, 1 3/4 Circle, Banner Triple
Happy Stampin’
Libby

Our Create with Connie and Mary September Session is ready to purchase! Please support me and the Design Team by purchasing any of our tutorial sessions. Previous month tutorials are still available.

Here is a sneak at the September projects –

 September features –
  • Pick a Pumpkin Bundle
  • Tags & Trimming Bundle
  • Spooky Cat Bundle
  • Festive Phrases Stamp Set
  • Colorful Seasons 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

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!

Watercooler Wednesday 136 – Gail’s All About Birthdays Challenge

Gettin’ back into the bloggin’ groove again. Today, I designed a card for Watercooler Wednesday.

Great universal theme hosted by our talented Gail –

I went with a pretty flower – tulips!

libbystamps, stampin up, Beautiful Bouquet, Bouquet Bunch Framelits, Beautiful Bouquet Bundle, Everyday label Punch, WWC

These tulips look so real! Both pieces are framelits too!

I loved this Beautiful Bouquet stamp set and Bouquet Bunch framelit set! The stamp set has so many sentiments too!!! Great for all any number  of occasions.

You can see the other Design Team inspiration cards on our Watercooler Wednesday blog. And, you can even link up a card there too!

Supplies –

  • Stamp Set – Beautiful Bouquet
  • Framelits – Bouquet Bunch
  • Bundles – Beautiful Bouquet
  • Card Stock – Daffodil Delight, Whisper White
  • Ink – Old Olive, Daffodil Delight, Melon Mambo, Real Red
  • Punches – Everyday label Punch (2017 Holiday Mini)
  • Other – 1/4 Double Stitched Daffodil Delight Ribbon
Happy Stampin’
Libby

Our Create with Connie and Mary September Session is ready to purchase! Please support me and the Design Team by purchasing any of our tutorial sessions. Previous month tutorials are still available.

Here is a sneak at the September projects –

 September featured sets –
  • Pick a Pumpkin Bundle
  • Tags & Trimming Bundle
  • Spooky Cat Bundle
  • Festive Phrases Stamp Set
  • Colorful Seasons 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

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!

Watercooler Wednesday 135 – Judy’s Feminine ‘Anything Goes’ Challenge

Slowly getting back into creating and blogging. Between working a part-time job, helping others with recovery needs, my own moving of stuff and a retired husband home – sometimes hard to find my creative time! I’ll get there. I know.

Good thing about challenges. Commitment. So, I have to create! Works for me!

Today, I got busy for Watercooler Wednesday!

We have our usual round of challenges. Today, it’s hosted by Judy –

These are probably our core in card making! Women love handmade things, especially cards!

I had packed these particular new items up a couple of weeks ago (wow, that long already?!?!) in preparation for Harvey, and, of course misplaced them when I went to put them back!

But, alas, I found what I was looking for and created this –

libbystamps, stampin up, Rose Wonder, Quilt Builder Framelits, WWC, quilt

It’s a new product in Stampin Up’s holiday Holiday mini catalog called the Quilt Builder Framelits! Name is very fitting I’d say! It’s paired with a Christmas set. Clearly these framelits are not exclusively Christmas.

libbystamps, stampin up, Rose Wonder, Quilt Builder Framelits, WWC, quilt

All these colors work nicely too! This is going to be a favorite set of mine I think! It paired well with the Happy Birthday font from the Rose Wonder stamp set.

As a tip if you own this framelit set, as you make your quilt die cuts, save the inside unused quilt pieces for future use! You’ll have enough pieces for a new scrap quilt in no time! 

Alright. Check out the other Design Team cards at Watercooler Wednesday this week. Take time to link up a card too!

Supplies –

  • Stamp Set – Rose Wonder
  • Framelits – Quilt Builder
  • Card Stock – Sweet Sugarplum, Berry Burst, Powder Pink, Basic Black, Very Vanilla
  • Ink – Black Memento
Happy Stampin’
Libby

Did you know, as Harvey waters moved closer, I was in the midst of moving all my current stamp stuff to higher ground, I managed to do my part for our September Session with Create with Connie and Mary?  I must say, I created an adorable 3-D item this time around. Please support me and the Design Team by purchasing any of our tutorial sessions. September will be available on the 11th.

Here is a sneak at the September projects –

 September features –
  • Pick a Pumpkin Bundle
  • Tags & Trimming Bundle
  • Spooky Cat Bundle
  • Festive Phrases Stamp Set
  • Colorful Seasons 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

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!