Watercooler Wednesday 132 – Marsha’s Masculine Anything Goes Challenge

Week is halfway done. Time for a Watercooler Wednesday challenge!

Theme this week as you can see, masculine!

I always seem to gravitate towards simple, clean, darker colors.This is what I designed –

libbystamps, stampin up, Happy Celebrations, Banners for You, Bunch of Banners Framelits, Wood Textures DSP, WWC

I started with stamping the ‘happy’ sentiment on the Wood Textures paper. I just built the card from there. Adding elements such as the stamped party hats and then the adding the presents as I went along. It just needed a little something at each step.

And, it’s not too overdone. You agree?

Need a little more inspiration? Well, check out our Watercooler Wednesday blog. Some great ideas that everyone came up with. You can also link your creation to our challenge there as well.

Supplies –

  • Stamp Set – Happy Celebrations, Banners for You
  • Framelits – Bunch of Banners
  • Card Stock – Crumb Cake, Dapper Denim, Real Red, Very Vanilla
  • Ink – Dapper Denim, Real Red, Very Vanilla
  • DSP – Wood Textures
Happy Stampin’
Libby

Did you know that I am also part of the Create with Connie and Mary Design Team? I am! Our most recent August Session is now available for purchase.

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

Watercooler Wednesday 131 – Kath’s All About Birthdays Challenge

Happy Wednesday my friends! Time for a challenge from Watercooler Wednesday.

We have a can’t miss challenge this week from Kath –

….because we always need birthday cards. And, we are always creating them!

I was in a watercolor mood going with this bright beauty –

libbystamps, stampin up, Happy Birthday Thinlits, Watercolor Paper, Pick a Pattern Washi Tape

Isn’t it pretty??

libbystamps, stampin up, Happy Birthday Thinlits, Watercolor Paper, Pick a Pattern Washi Tape

Very easy too. I used a clear block smeared in ink on wet Watercolor Paper to get the background effect. I used two alternating colors. Let it dry and then added the washi tape and the framelit sentiment. No stamping either! Can you believe it? 

This worked best adhering the Watercolor Paper onto Thick Whisper White card stock once dry. The regular was way too flimsy and curled with the thickness of the Watercolor Paper.

The Melon Mambo bow is retired ribbon, but it was perfect here.

Everyone created a different style of birthday card at Watercooler Wednesday. Check us out and link up a card. It’s too easy not too!

Supplies –

  • Stamp Set – none!!!
  • Framelits – Happy Birthday
  • Card Stock – Thick Whisper White, Watercolor Paper
  • Ink – Melon Mambo, Peekaboo Peach
  • Other – Pick a Pattern Washi Tape
Happy Stampin’
Libby

Just letting you know, I’m on the Create with Connie and Mary Design Team too! I create one of the monthly tutorials for them! The fabulous AUGUST session will be available on the 11th!

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.

 

Watercooler Wednesday 130 – Gail’s Feminine Anything Goes Challenge

Happy Wednesday my blogging friends! Time to create for Watercooler Wednesday!

Our challenge today comes from Gail –

These are the best challenges. Almost all of our cards we create are for women! So you have no excuse not to join our challenge this week!

This is what I’m sharing for the challenge –

libbystamps, stampin up, Happy Birthday Thinlits, Naturally Eclectic DSP, Softly Falling EF, Tree Builder Punch, WWC

Bright. Fun. Clean. Simple.

libbystamps, stampin up, Happy Birthday Thinlits, Naturally Eclectic DSP, Softly Falling EF, Tree Builder Punch, WWC

My inspiration and color choice came from the Naturally Eclectic Designer Series Paper. That’s what I used to create the candles. It was a scrap from one of the papers I had. Worked perfect for this candle idea. The flames are created using the Tree Builder Punch.

So. You going to join Gail’s challenge this week and submit a card to Watercooler Wednesday? We’d love to see you there! You can also view the other Design Team cards there too.

Supplies –

  • Stamp Set – none
  • Framelits – Happy Birthday
  • Card Stock – Berry Burst, Soft Sky, Basic Grey, So Saffron (candle flames)
  • DSP – Naturally Eclectic
  • Punches – Tree Builder
  • Other – Softly Falling EF, retired Stampin’ Up ribbon
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 AUGUST session will be available on the 11th!

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.

Watercolor Wednesday 129 – Libby’s All About Christmas Challenge

It’s Christmas in July for Watercooler Wednesday.

…..and, it’s also my hosted challenge!

I had a Card Buffet last Sunday and one of the favorite cards was a watercolor card. I decided to use the idea and create a Christmas card with this technique –

libbystamps, stampin up, Eastern Beauty, Oh What Fun, watercolor card, Christmas Card, WWC

To create this lovely background, I damped the watercolor paper generously. I took one of our blocks and inked it up running it across the wet watercolor paper creating a nifty effect when dried. I used Real Red and Emerald Envy.

libbystamps, stampin up, Eastern Beauty, Oh What Fun, watercolor card, Christmas Card, WWC

Once dried, I stamped the circles from the Eastern Beauty stamp set. The sentiment is from Oh, What Fun.

Simple. Quick. Fun.

See the others Christmas in July cards on our Watercooler Wednesday blog. Create a card and join us! I’d love to see you play along with my challenge this week!

Supplies –

  • Stamp Set – Eastern Beauty, Oh What Fun
  • Card Stock Emerald Envy
  • Ink – Real red, Emerald Envy, Watercolor Paper
Happy Stampin’
Libby

Just letting you know, I’m on the Create with Connie and Mary Design Team as well and the new JULY session is now available!  I create part of the tutorial for them!

This month, 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

Watercooler Wednesday 128 – Heidi’s Masculine ‘Anything Goes’ Challenge

Happy Watercooler Wednesday, middle of the week, favorite day – whatever it is for you!

For me, it’s time to create a card for a new challenge over here.

We always need masculine ideas – so this is a GREAT challenge to have!

Surprise! I was playing with this Birthday memories Suite again!

libbystamps, stampin up, 2017-2018 Stampin Up catalog, Birthday Delivery, Birthday Delivery Bundle, Birthday Friends Framelits, Layering Circles Framelits, Birthday Memories DSP, Birthday Memories Suite, WWC

I am loving this whole bit of adorable products as you know! The chef here is a stamped image and die cut with a framelit.

libbystamps, stampin up, 2017-2018 Stampin Up catalog, Birthday Delivery, Birthday Delivery Bundle, Birthday Friends Framelits, Layering Circles Framelits, Birthday Memories DSP, Birthday Memories Suite, WWC I think it’s very clever how it appears that the icing is actually being squeezed  from the tube to write these letters. At first, I didn’t understand this stamp set – now, it makes total sense!!!

This was a simple card to. Took minimal time to create it.

Did you know the Birthday Delivery Bundle includes the stamp set, framelits and the Designer Series Paper for one low price?? You’re ready to create a card like this at a moments notice because you have everything need!

And, I’m going to include the Balloon Honeycomb Embellishments, free when someone, perhaps you, purchases this bundle! That’s in addition to the $5.00 coupon that Stampin’ Up will give you during bonus days. You can do it here! Use hostess code, N3HH9XKF.

Back to the challenge and the masculine cards……Head on over to Watercooler Wednesday and see the other Design Team members ‘masculine’ cards – get inspired and JOIN US!! You can link up your creation on our blog.

Supplies –

  • Stamp Set – Birthday Delivery
  • Framelits – Birthday Friends, Layering Circles
  • Bundles – Birthday Delivery
  • Card Stock – Crumb Cake, Whisper White, Pumpkin Pie
  • Ink – Memento Black
  • DSP – Birthday Memories
Happy Stampin’
Libby

Just letting you know, I’m on the Create with Connie and Mary Design Team as well and the new JULY session is now available!  I create part of the tutorial for them!

This month, 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

 

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

 

 

Watercooler Wednesday #122 – Libby’s Feminine ‘Anything Goes’ Challenge

Taking a pause from Open House planning to create for a Watercooler Wednesday challenge!

And, guess what? It’s MY challenge this week! YAY!! Yippee, happy dance!

This will be SO much fun! Excited to see what you create to join me this week. Here is my inspiration past the picture –

libbystamps, stampin up, Happy Birthday Gorgeous, , Happy Birthday Gorgeous Bundle, Happy Birthday Gorgeous, Happy Birthday Thinlits, feminine card, WWC

We have SO many great products in the new Stampin’ Up catalog. This bundle, Happy Birthday Gorgeous, is one of my favorites!!!

It’s a single framelit with a coordinating stamp set, Happy Birthday Gorgeous. The stamp set has lots of great words and flowers and balloons! As a matter of fact, I used it over the weekend too!

libbystamps, stampin up, Happy Birthday Gorgeous, , Happy Birthday Gorgeous Bundle, Happy Birthday Gorgeous, Happy Birthday Thinlits, feminine card, WWC

What I love about this – the background stamping. I added four of the flowery images to a block and just started randomly stamping. They just fit in so perfectly! Helps being a clear, photopolymer stamp too.

I double cut the sentiment and glued it to look shadowed. It helped to make it *pop* a bit more.

Clearly, a nice ‘feminine’ styled card.

See what our other Design Team members created and join us! Remember, it’s ‘Anything Goes’.

Supplies –

  • Stamp Set – Happy Birthday Gorgeous
  • Framelits – Happy Birthday
  • Bundles – Happy Birthday Gorgeous
  • Card Stock – Daffodil Delight, Basic Black, Whisper White
  • Ink – Memento Black
Happy Stampin’
Libby