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CCMC 208

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Happy Saturday everyone! I hope that you all made it through the week ok. I have to finish the wedding invites today and then later I’m going to go into the city with my daughter to see my peeps! If it’s as hot today as it was yesterday I think a movie would be a great idea! Today’s card is for this weeks Create with Connie and Mary Challenge. This week we have a color challenge…

These are three colors that I have never put together before but I love the combination. The base of my card is Basic Gray Card Stock. The top of the background is a piece from the Brights Stack Designer Series Paper. The bottom is a piece of Very Vanilla with the flourish from the Everything Eleanor Stamp Set stamped in Pumpkin Pie. I used a piece of Pumpkin Pie Ribbon from the Clearance Rack to cover the seam. The flowers and the gray stamped plaque are also from the Everything Eleanor Stamp Set. The plaque is stamped in Basic Grey. I used the Apothecary Accents Framelits Dies to cut out the greeting which is stamped in Basic Grey on Pumpkin Pie and is from the From My Heart Stamp Set. Both pieces are adhered to each other and to the card with Stampin’ Dimensionals. The flowers are stamped on Watercolor Paper in Basic Black Ink (which I have found that if you let dry for about 10 minutes it is waterproof) and I used my Aqua Painter to color them in with Real Red and Pumpkin Pie Ink. They too are adhered to the card with Stampin’ Dimensionals. I hope that you enjoyed this week’s Create With Connie and Mary Color Challenge card. I’m really happy with the card and will definitely be using this color combination again. Thank you so much for dropping by and have a great Saturday!

Stampin’ Up! products used:

Card Stock: Very Vanilla, Basic Gray and Pumpkin Pie

Ink: Basic Black, Basic Gray, Real Red and Pumpkin Pie Classic Stampin’ Ink

Stamp Sets: Everything Eleanor and From My Heart Clear Mount

Specialty Paper: Watercolor

Designer Series Paper: Bright Stack

Embellishments: Pumpkin Pie Grosgrain Ribbon (Clearance Rack – No Longer Available)

Tools: Big Shot, Apothecary Accents Framelits Dies, Paper Snips, Aqua Painter, Sticky Strip, Stampin’ Dimensionals and SNAIL

Don’t forget to check out the Anchor Rewards tab at the top. Earn 10 Anchors and get a FREE Stamp Set of your choice from any current catalog. If you purchase $150 worth of product you will be eligible for $25 in Host(ess) dollars to get one of the great new Host(ess) Sets or any other items from the NEW 2012-2013 Idea Book & Catalog!

Now is also the best time to host a Workshop. If your Workshop (or individual order) totals $450* you get $115 in Host(ess) dollars plus one item at 50% off!! That’s $115 worth of items FREE plus one item at 50% off from the New Catalog!

*The total is for items that are purchased only and does not include shipping or sales tax.

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Easy Cupcake Flag Doily B’Day

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Good morning and a very happy Friday to you all! I had to work a Golf Outing yesterday and it was hot and buggy, not my favorite two things at all! I hope that you had a better day and that you have some fun things planned for this weekend. Today’s card is another sort of CASE from the new Holiday Catalog. The basic idea for the card is similar but I changed up a lot of stuff too. I started with a base of Naturals Card Stock. I took a piece of Whisper White and made a large flagged end on the bottom. Two strips punched out with the Dotted Scalloped Ribbon Border Punch from Pool Party Card Stock are adhered under the flag. I used the Essentials Paper-Piercing Pack and my Paper-Piercer across the top and bottom. The image is from the Easy Events Stamp Set and I have been looking to use it for a while, it has been neglected. 🙂 I colored it in with Wisteria Wonder and So Saffron Stampin’ Write Markers. The greeting is from the Create A Cupcake Stamp Set and is stamped in Basic Black on Pool Party and is punched out with the Decorative Label Punch. The smallest doily from the Delicate Doilies Large Sizzlits Die is cut out from Wisteria Wonder Card Stock and is adhered on the back. Two SIlver Mini Brads are on either side and it is adhered to the card with Stampin’ Dimensionals. I hope that you enjoyed today’s card and are inspired to change things up a bit too! Have a great day!

Stampin’ Up! products used:

Card Stock: Whisper White, Naturals White, Pool Party and Wisteria Wonder

Ink: Basic Black Classic Stampin’ Ink

Markers: Wisteria Wonder and So Saffron Stampin’ Write Markers

Embellishments: Silver Mini Brads

Tools: Big Shot, Delicate Doilies Large Sizzlits Die, Essentials Paper-Piercing Pack, Paper-Piercer, Decorative Label Punch, Dotted Scalloped Ribbon Border Punch, Paper Snips, 2 Way Glue, Stampin’ Dimensionals and SNAIL

Don’t forget to check out the Anchor Rewards tab at the top. Earn 10 Anchors and get a FREE Stamp Set of your choice from any current catalog. If you purchase $150 worth of product you will be eligible for $25 in Host(ess) dollars to get one of the great new Host(ess) Sets or any other items from the NEW 2012-2013 Idea Book & Catalog!

Now is also the best time to host a Workshop. If your Workshop (or individual order) totals $450* you get $115 in Host(ess) dollars plus one item at 50% off!! That’s $115 worth of items FREE plus one item at 50% off from the New Catalog!

*The total is for items that are purchased only and does not include shipping or sales tax.

Freshly Made Sketches #41

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Hello and good morning to you all. How was everyone’s Wednesday? Mine was great! If you ever get the chance to see Wicked go! It was just as good the second time as it was the first! I had a great day in the city with my peeps. Hopefully the weather will cooperate on Saturday because we are all planning a little trip to the beach. 🙂

Today’s card is for this week’s Freshly Made Sketches Challenge. Cindy has given us this sketch to work from…

I started my card with a base of Crumb Cake cut to 8 1/2″ x 4 1/4′ and folded in half. The left side of the background is Rose Red Card Stock embossed with the Fancy Fan Textured Impressions Embossing Folder. The right side is a piece of Floral District Designer Series Paper. The stamped image is from the Tea Shoppe Stamp Set and is stamped in Crumb Cake on Whisper White and backed with a piece of Crumb Cake. The thin strip of Rose Red across the bottom is flagged using the 1″ Square Punch. I used the Essentials Paper-Piercing Pack and the Paper-Piercer to pierce the line down the center. The greeting is also from the Tea Shoppe Stamp Set and is stamped in Rose Red and Crumb Cake and punched out with the Modern Label Punch. All of the stamped items are mounted to the card with Stampin’ Dimensionals. The card is very clean and simple and I love the contrast of the bright Rose Red with the soft Crumb Cake. I hope that you enjoyed this weeks Freshly Made Sketches Challenge card. Thank you very much for visiting and have a great day!

Stampin Up! products used:

Card Stock: Whisper White, Crumb Cake and Rose Red

Ink: Crumb Cake and Rose Red Classic Stampin’ Ink

Stamp Set: Tea Shoppe Clear Mount

Designer Series Paper: Floral District

Tools: Big Shot, Fancy Fan Textured Impressions Embossing Folder, Paper-Piercer, Essentials Paper-Piercing Pack, Modern Label Punch, Stampin’ Dimensionals and SNAIL

Don’t forget to check out the Anchor Rewards tab at the top. Earn 10 Anchors and get a FREE Stamp Set of your choice from any current catalog. If you purchase $150 worth of product you will be eligible for $25 in Host(ess) dollars to get one of the great new Host(ess) Sets or any other items from the NEW 2012-2013 Idea Book & Catalog!

Now is also the best time to host a Workshop. If your Workshop (or individual order) totals $450* you get $115 in Host(ess) dollars plus one item at 50% off!! That’s $115 worth of items FREE plus one item at 50% off from the New Catalog!

*The total is for items that are purchased only and does not include shipping or sales tax.

Crumb Pool Beautiful B’day CASE

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Good morning and welcome to Wednesday! The middle of the week means that the weekend is that much closer. I have off from work today and am going into the city to see Wicked with my friends. I have see it before but it’s such a great play I can’t wait to see it again! For today’s card I was suffering from Holiday Catalog envy so I kind of CASE’d a card from it. Obviously I didn’t have the same products so I used what I have and changed a few things. The base of the card is Crumb Cake Card Stock. I embossed a piece of Crumb Cake with the Houndstooth Textured Impressions Embossing Folder. The piece of ribbon is from a while ago, Very Vanilla 5/8″ Grosgrain Ribbon, that I think I got from the Clearance Rack. I wrapped a piece of Pool Party Bakers Twine around it twice and tied a bow. The greeting is from the Beautiful Birthday Wood Mount Stamp and is stamped in Pool Party on Very Vanilla. I edged the piece with the Finishing Touches Edgelits Dies and also used them to cut out the piece of Pool Party on the bottom. I wrapped another piece of Pool Party Bakers Twine around that and adhered a thin piece of Lucky Limeade Card Stock just below. All of the pieces are adhered to the card with Stampin’ Dimensionals. For a little bling I adhered a Vintage Faceted Button with a Mini Glue Dot to the Lucky Limeade strip. I love the card and can’t wait to try other variations on it. I hope that you enjoyed it too and thank you, as always, for checking in. Have an awesome day!

Stampin’ Up! products used:

Card Stock: Very Vanilla, Crumb Cake, Pool Party and Lucky Limeade

Ink: Pool Party Classic Stampin’ Ink

Stamp: Beautiful Birthday Wood Mount

Embellishments: Pool Party Bakers Twine and Vintage Faceted Buttons

Tools: Big Shot, Houndstooth Textured Impressions Embossing Folder, Finishing Touches Edgelits Dies, Mini Glue Dots, Sticky Strip, Stampin’ Dimensionals and SNAIL

Don’t forget to check out the Anchor Rewards tab at the top. Earn 10 Anchors and get a FREE Stamp Set of your choice from any current catalog. If you purchase $150 worth of product you will be eligible for $25 in Host(ess) dollars to get one of the great new Host(ess) Sets or any other items from the NEW 2012-2013 Idea Book & Catalog!

Now is also the best time to host a Workshop. If your Workshop (or individual order) totals $450* you get $115 in Host(ess) dollars plus one item at 50% off!! That’s $115 worth of items FREE plus one item at 50% off from the New Catalog!

*The total is for items that are purchased only and does not include shipping or sales tax.

Mojo 247

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Hello everyone and how are you all doing today? I’m doing well. It rained here again yesterday and actually was a little chilly out last night, however it’s nice and sunny and cool outside this morning. Today’s card is for this week’s Mojo Monday Sketch Challenge. Julee Tilman has give us this to work with…

Like I keep saying one day I will give the round card a try but for this week I went with square again. The base of the card is Gumball Green Card Stock. I used my Big Shot to emboss a piece of Primrose Petals Card Stock with the Petals-A-Plenty Textured Impressions Embossing Folder. Then I cut a frame out of Whisper White Card Stock with my Paper Trimmer and the randomly stamped one of the images from the Four Seasons Stamp Set (Host(ess)) in Gumball Green. I placed a piece of Patio Party Designer Series Paper behind it and adhered it to the card with SNAIL. The band underneath the main image is Summer Starfruit and I used a piece of Gumball Green 3/8″ Stitched Satin Ribbon down the middle. The large stamped image is also from the Four Seasons Stamp Set and is stamped in Primrose Petals and punched out using the 2 3/8″ Scallop Circle Punch. I stamped the image a second time and punched the middle out with the 1″ Circle Punch. The whole thing is adhered to the card with Stampin’ Dimensionals. The greeting is from the Teeny Tiny Wishes Stamp Set and is stamped in Summer Starfruit and cut out with the Bitty Banners Framelits Dies. I really like the new In-Colors and the unusual combination on today’s card especially. I hope that you enjoyed today’s post and thank you so much for checking in. Have a great day! 🙂

Stampin’ Up! products used:

Card Stock: Whisper White, Gumball Green, Summer Starfruit and Primrose Petals

Ink: Gumball Green, Primrose Petals and Summer Starfruit Classic Stampin’ Ink – New Firm Foam Pads

Stamp Sets: Four Seasons (Host(ess)) Clear Mount and Teeny Tiny Wishes Wood Mount

Designer Series Paper: Patio Party

Embellishments: Gumball Green Stitched 3/8″ Satin Ribbon

Tools: Big Shot, Petals-A-Plenty Textured Impressions Embossing Folder, Bitty Banners Framelits Dies, 2 3/8″ Scallop Circle Punch, 1″ Circle Punch, Sticky Strip, Stampin’ Dimensionals and SNAIL

Don’t forget to check out the Anchor Rewards tab at the top. Earn 10 Anchors and get a FREE Stamp Set of your choice from any current catalog. If you purchase $150 worth of product you will be eligible for $25 in Host(ess) dollars to get one of the great new Host(ess) Sets or any other items from the NEW 2012-2013 Idea Book & Catalog!

Now is also the best time to host a Workshop. If your Workshop (or individual order) totals $450* you get $115 in Host(ess) dollars plus one item at 50% off!! That’s $115 worth of items FREE plus one item at 50% off from the New Catalog!

*The total is for items that are purchased only and does not include shipping or sales tax.

Paper Players #101

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Good morning everyone! How was your weekend? Mine was very nice. My friend Kim was out for the weekend, the party was great on Saturday and yesterday it was beautiful outside. It rained a little here last night and looks like rain today too but all in all it was a great weekend. Today’s post is for this weeks Paper Players Challenge. This week Lesley has given us this sketch…

My card starts with a base of Certainly Celery Card Stock. In the middle is a piece of Subtles Collection Designer Series Paper and on either side I used the Large Scallop Edgelits Die with some Rose Red Card Stock. The stamped images are from the Stippled Blossoms Stamp Set, a 2 Step Stamp Set, and are stamped in Pretty In Pink and Rose Red for the flower and the leaves are stamped in Certainly Celery and Wild Wasabi. I cut both images out with my handy Paper Snips and mounted them on Stampin’ Dimensionals to a cutout from the Delicate Doilies Large Sizzlits Die. The band of Wild Wasabi Card Stock across the middle of the card is embossed with the Delicate Designs Textured Impressions Embossing Folder. Finally the greeting is from the Sweet Essentials Stamp Set, stamped in Rose Red, I punched it out with the Modern Label Punch and then punched a piece of Rose Red Card Stock with the same punch and cut it half and adhered it to the back. The color combination is nice and bright and cheery and the greeting makes the card perfect for a birthday. I hope that you enjoyed this weeks Paper Players Challenge card. Thank you very much for visiting and have a great Monday!

Stampin’ Up! products used:

Card Stock: Whisper White, Certainly Celery, Wild Wasabi and Rose Red

Ink: Rose Red, Pretty In Pink, Certainly Celery and Wild Wasabi Classic Stampin’ Ink

Stamp Sets: Stippled Blossoms and Sweet Essentials Clear Mount

Designer Series Paper: Subtles Collection Stack

Tools: Big Shot, Large Scallop Edgelits Dies, Delicate Doilies Large Sizzlits Die, Delicate Designs Textured Impressions Embossing Folder, Modern Label Punch, Paper Snips, Stampin’ Dimensionals and SNAIL

Don’t forget to check out the Anchor Rewards tab at the top. Earn 10 Anchors and get a FREE Stamp Set of your choice from any current catalog. If you purchase $150 worth of product you will be eligible for $25 in Host(ess) dollars to get one of the great new Host(ess) Sets or any other items from the NEW 2012-2013 Idea Book & Catalog!

Now is also the best time to host a Workshop. If your Workshop (or individual order) totals $450* you get $115 in Host(ess) dollars plus one item at 50% off!! That’s $115 worth of items FREE plus one item at 50% off from the New Catalog!

*The total is for items that are purchased only and does not include shipping or sales tax.

PPA 137

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Good morning! Happy Sunday to you all! How is everyone’s weekend so far? Mine is going pretty well. The party yesterday for my friend Tony’s was a lot of fun. My friend Kim Doi, my daughter Taylor and I snuck out last night, put the top down in the car and went for a ride down to Long Beach. We had nice long walk on the boardwalk, about 3 miles. The weather was perfect yesterday and it looks nice out today too.

Today’s post is for this week’s Pals Paper Arts Challenge. This time for the now bi-weekly challenge we have a sketch challenge…

Nice and simple and I thought the perfect sketch for me to use my Floral Frames Framelits Dies. The base of my card is Rose Red Card Stock and to that I added a piece of the Floral District Designer Series Paper. I stamped the image from the Daydream Medallions in Tangerine Tango and Rich Razzleberry and cut them out and a piece of coordinating card stock for each with the Floral Frames Framelits Dies. I used my Bone Folder to slightly curl the edges of the stamped images. The middle of the Tangerine Tango one has a stamped image from the Lacey & Lovely Stamp Set punched out with the 1 3/8″ Circle Punch and the Rich Razzleberry one has an image from the A Fitting Occasion Stamp Set punched out with the 1″ Circle Punch. The Fleur De Lis is cut out with my Paper Snips. All of the elements are mounted to the card with Stampin’ Dimensionals. I took a piece of 1/2″ Baja Breeze Card Stock and used my Stamp-a-ma-jig to stamp the thank you from Teeny Tiny Wishes in Rich Razzleberry and then scored it to make it pop up a little for a raised ribbon look. I love the bold look of the card and hope it inspires you. Thank you for stopping by and enjoy your Sunday!]

Stampin’ Up! products used:

Card Stock: Whisper White, Rose Red, Tangerine Tango, Rich Razzleberry and Baja Breeze

Ink: Tangerine Tango and Rich Razzleberry Classic Stampin’ Ink

Stamp Sets: Daydream Medallions and A Fitting Occasion Clear Mount and Teeny Tiny Wishes Wood Mount

Tools: Big Shot, Floral Frames Framelits Dies, 1 3/8″ Circle Punch, 1″ Circle Punch, Stamp-a-ma-jig, Paper Snips, Bone Folder, Stampin’ Dimensionals and SNAIL

Don’t forget to check out the Anchor Rewards tab at the top. Earn 10 Anchors and get a FREE Stamp Set of your choice from any current catalog. If you purchase $150 worth of product you will be eligible for $25 in Host(ess) dollars to get one of the great new Host(ess) Sets or any other items from the NEW 2012-2013 Idea Book & Catalog!

Now is also the best time to host a Workshop. If your Workshop (or individual order) totals $450* you get $115 in Host(ess) dollars plus one item at 50% off!! That’s $115 worth of items FREE plus one item at 50% off from the New Catalog!

*The total is for items that are purchased only and does not include shipping or sales tax.

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