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Mojo 252 and Sneak Peek

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Good morning peeps! How is everyone doing today? I’m doing pretty good, made it through Monday unscathed! I hope the same holds true for all of you. Today’s post is for this week’s Mojo Monday Sketch Challenge. This week Julee Tilman has give us the round or square choice…

I went with square as I always do. I know, I need to mix it up but I really like the square card better than the round one. The base of my card is Gumball Green Card Stock. I added two different pieces of Be Of Good Cheer Designer Series Paper for the background. The flagged piece of Very Vanilla is pierced using the Essentials Paper-Piercing Pack and Paper-Piercing Tool. The rectangle on top of that consists of a piece of Very Vanilla that is embossed with the new Lacy Brocade Textured Impressions Embossing Folder* and mounted to a piece of Gumball Green. The Cherry Cobbler scalloped edge was created using the Adorning Accents Edgelits and adhered to the back before I adhered the whole thing to the card with Stampin’ Dimensionals. I used the Circles #2 Bigz Original Die to cut out the Gumball Green circle, Paper-Pierced that too and adhered it to a piece of Cherry Cobbler that I punched out with the 2 3/8″ Scallop Circle Punch. The greeting is from the Merry & Type Stamp Set and is stamped in Gumball Green and punched out with the Scallop Oval Punch. Two SIlver Mini Brads give it a little bling. The ornaments are from the new Ornament Keepsakes Stamp Set* and are stamped in Cherry Cobbler and Gumball Green. I used the coordinating Holiday Ornaments Framelits Dies to cut them out and adhered then to the card with Stampin’ Dimensionals. I love the new bundles that they have in the Holiday Catalog, they save you 15% when you purchase the stamp set and coordinating framelits together. Today is the last day to take advantage of the Reason to Smile Promotion and bonus $50 Host(ess) promotion. Tomorrow marks the start of the Holiday Catalog order. So many decisions! LOL! I hope that you enjoyed this weeks Mojo Monday Sketch Challenge card. Thank you very much for stopping by and have yourselves a great day!

Stampin’ Up! products used:

Card Stock: Very Vanilla, Cherry Cobbler and Gumball Green

Ink: Cherry Cobbler and Gumball Green Classic Stampin’ Ink

Stamp Sets: Merry & Type and Ornament Keepsakes* Clear Mount

Designer Series Paper: Be Of Good Cheer

Embellishments: Silver Mini Brads

Tools: Big Shot, Lacy Brocade Textured Impressions Embossing Folder*, Circles #2 Bigz Original Die, Holiday Ornaments Framelits Dies*, Adorning Accents Edgelits Dies, 2 3/8″ Scallop Circle Punch, Scallop Oval Punch, Essentials Paper-Piercing Pack, Paper-Piercing Tool, Sticky Strip, Stampin’ Dimensionals and SNAIL

*2012 Holiday Catalog (Available August 1st)

Today is the last day for you to make a $50* purchase and get the Reason to Smile Stamp Set for $5! Time is also running out for you to get your additional $50 in Host(ess) dollars!

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 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! Hurry, offer ends July 31, 2012.

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

Paper Players #106 and Sneak Peek

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Good morning everyone how was your weekend? Mine was good, too fast but good! Today’s post is for this week’s Paper Players Challenge. This week Leslie has given us a tic-tac-toe challenge…

I went with the row on the right going down, favorite color, masculine, punches. It took me a little bit to figure out what my favorite color was but after some careful thought I decided Island Indigo was it! The base of the card is Island Indigo Card Stock, to that I added a piece of Fan Fair Designer Series Paper. In the upper right corner is a rosette also made from Fan Fair Designer Series Paper using the Simply Scored Scoring Tool. I punched a piece of Island Indigo with the 1/2″ Circle Punch and a piece of the new Champagne Glimmer Paper punched out with the Itty-Bitty Shapes Punch Pack. A piece of Riding Hood Red is punched with the new 1 1/4″ Scallop Circle Punch and I placed it behind it before I adhered the rosette to the card. The bicycle image and stamp are from the Postage Due Stamp Set, the bicycle is stamped in Island Indigo and I sponged the edges with Island Indigo before I mounted it to another piece of Fan Fair DSP. The postage stamp is stamped in Riding Hood Red and punched out with the Postage Stamp Punch and mounted to the card with a Stampin’ Dimensional. The H and B are from the Morning Post Alphabet Stamp Set and are stamped in Riding Hood Red and cut out with my Paper Snips. The “appy” and the “irthday” are from the From My Heart Stamp Set, stamped in Riding Hood Red and dissected with my Paper Snips. I used more Stampin’ Dimensionals to mount them to the card. I love the images on the Fan Fair DSP, the cancelled stamp looks like it’s really stamped on the paper. I hope you enjoyed this week’s Paper Players Challenge card and thanks as always for visiting! Have a great day!

Stampin’ Up! products used:

Card Stock: Island Indigo, Very Vanilla and Riding Hood Red

Ink: Island Indigo and Riding Hood Red Classic Stampin’ Ink

Stamp Sets: Morning Post Alphabet, Postage Due and From My Heart Clear Mount

Designer Series Paper: Fan Fair

Specialty Paper: Champagne Glimmer Paper

Tools: Simply Scored, Postage Stamp Punch, 1 1/4″ Scallop Circle Punch, 1/2″ Circle Punch, Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack, Paper Snips, Mini Glue Dots, Sticky Strip, Stampin’ Dimensionals and SNAIL

It’s the last few days for you to make a $50* purchase and get the Reason to Smile Stamp Set for $5! Time is also running out for you to get your additional $50 in Host(ess) dollars!

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 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! Hurry, offer ends July 31, 2012.

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

Tangerine Point Blue Amazing Birthday

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Hello everyone and happy Sunday! Yesterday was my friend Kim’s brother Kevin’s Birthday. They had a BBQ and thankfully had tents because it poured here on and off today. We had little bursts of sunshine so all wasn’t bad. Kevin is Autistic and one of the happiest people I know. He got video games and Mets tickets but his favorite gifts are coke, pickles and BBQ potato chips! Wouldn’t life be great if that’s all it took for us to be happy?

I used the closest colors I could come to the Mets colors for his card. The base of the card is Tangerine Tango Card Stock and I used the Distressed Dots Wood Mount Background Stamp stamped in Tangerine Tango for a nice tone-on-tone background. The happy birthday is from the You’re Amazing Stamp Set and is stamped in Tangerine Tango. I used the circle from the Itty Bitty Shapes Punch pack to create the ticket corners and also to punch out the two circles of Tangerine Tango on either side. I used the Apothecary Accents Framelits Dies to cut out a piece of Brights Stack Designer Series Paper. The greeting is mounted to the cut out with Stampin’ Dimensionals. I used the Blue Ribbon Stamp Set for main image and it is stamped in Pacific Point. Then I cut it out with my Paper Snips and cut off the ribbon part from the bottom and adhered that to the card with SNAIL. Two pieces of Tangerine Tango Striped 5/8″ Grosgrain Ribbon formerly from the clearance rack are flagged and adhered to the ribbon part and then the round is adhered with SNAIL over that. The center image is from the same set and is stamped in Tangerine Tango, punched out with the 1 3/8″ Circle Punch and mounted to the main image with a Stampin’ Dimensional too. I love the simplicity of this card and hope that you enjoyed it too. Happy Birthday Kevin and to all of you thank you for visiting and have a great day!

Stampin’ Up! products used:

Card Stock: Whisper White, Tangerine Tango and Pacific Point

Ink: Tangerine Tango and Pacific Point Classic Stampin’ Ink

Stamp Sets: Blue Ribbon and You’re Amazing Clear Mount

Embellishments: Tangerine Tango Striped 5/8″ Grosgrain Ribbon

Tools: Big Shot, Apothecary Accents Framelits Dies, Itty Bitty Punch Pack, 1 3/8″ Circle Punch, Paper Snips, Sticky Strip, Stampin’ Dimensionals and SNAIL

It’s the last few days for you to make a $50* purchase and get the Reason to Smile Stamp Set for $5! Time is also running out for you to get your additional $50 in Host(ess) dollars!

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 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! Hurry, offer ends July 31, 2012.

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

CCMC 211 Sketch Challenge and Sneak Peek

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Hello and welcome to the Saturday edition of my JK Cards! LOL! I’m trying to think of some different ways to start my posts. 🙂 What are you all doing for the weekend? Did you watch the opening ceremonies of the Olympics? I DVR’d it so I can skip through what I don’t really want to see. I have two parties to go to today so I get to see my peeps which is always great! Maybe later I’ll tune in to see what’s going on. over in London.

Today’s post is for this week’s Create with Connie and Mary Challenge. This week the lovely ladies have given us this sketch…

I wanted to do a holiday card and use some more of the new products but I didm’t want to use traditional colors. The base of my card is Basic Black Card Stock. I used a piece of the new Festival of Prints Designer Series Paper Stack* for the center and cut two pieces of Very Vanilla with the Finishing Touches Edgelits Dies. I adhered the cut pieces to the card and then the whole thing to the base with some SNAIL. The Cherry Cobbler doily in the middle is cut out with the Delicate Doilies Sizzlit Dies and adhered to the card with Stampin’ Dimensionals. I used some Black Stampin’ Emboss Powder and heat embossed the ornament from the new Ornament Keepsakes Stamp Set* with Versamark. The coordinating Holiday Ornaments Framelits Dies* make cutting them out a breeze. The ornament is also adhered to the card with Stampin’ Dimensionals. A Vintage Faceted Designer Series Button is threaded with Linen Thread and I tied a piece of Basic Black, Cherry Cobbler and Very Vanilla to it that I stamped with merry from the Tiny Tags Stamp Set and punched out with the Jewelry Tag Punch. The embellishment is adhered to the card with a Mini Glue Dot. For the greeting across the bottom I stamped the first half of christmas cheer from the Sweet Essentials Stamp Set in Cherry Cobbler and cut it out with the Bitty Banners Framelits Dies. I used the Cherry Cobbler Stampin’ Write Marker to edge it before mounting it to the card with Stampin’ Dimensionals. I really like this card, especially the color combination. It has an understated elegant holiday feel to it. I hope that you enjoyed this week’s Create with Connie and Mary Challenge card and thank you so much for checking in. Have an excellent day!

Stampin’ Up! products used:

Card Stock: Very Vanilla, Basic Black and Cherry Cobbler

Ink: Cherry Cobbler Classic Stampin’ Ink

Marker: Cherry Cobbler Stampin’ Write Marker

Specialty Ink: Versamark

Stamp Sets: Tiny Tags, Sweet Essentials and Ornament Keepsakes* Clear Mount

Designer Series Paper: Festival of Prints Paper Stack*

Embellishments: Vintage Faceted Designer Series Buttons and Linen Thread

Tools: Big Shot, Holiday Ornaments Framelits Dies*, Bitty Banners Framelits Dies, Delicate Doilies Large Sizzzlit, Finishing Touches Edgelits, Jewelry Tag Punch, Mini Glue Dots, Stampin’ Dimensionals and SNAIL

*2012 Holiday Catalog (Available August 1st)

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 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! Hurry, offer ends July 31, 2012.

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

Pumpkin Limeade Preserved Woodgrain Thanks and Sneak Peek

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Good morning everyone and welcome to Friday! I hope that everyone has some good things planned for this weekend. It’s supposed to rain here today and tomorrow but it’s supposed to be nice on Sunday. Today’s card is a 3 x 3 that I made as a thank you for a friend of mine. The base of the card is Naturals White Card Stock and to that I added a piece of Lucky Limeade that I embossed with the new Woodgrain Textured Impressions Embossing Folder*. I flagged a piece of Pumpkin Pie and on top of that I stamped the greeting from the new Perfectly Preserved Stamp Set in Lucky Limeade on Naturals White and cut it out with the Bitty Banners Framelits Dies. The pieces are adhered to the card with a small piece of Sticky Strip. I find that when I mount things to embossed card stock sometimes SNAIL just isn’t enough! The jar and the leaves on the pear are stamped in Lucky Limeade, the pear is markered in Pumpkin Pie and Early Espresso on Pumpkin Pie Card Stock and they are all cut out with the new Cannery Framelits Dies*. The stamps are also from the Perfectly Preserved Stamp Set*. I wrapped a piece of Linen Thread around the top of the jar before I adhered all of the pieces together to the card with Stampin’ Dimensionals. The button is a Brights Collection Designer Button and I threaded some more Linen Thread through the holes before I attached it with a Mini Glue Dot. For a little added detail I stamped the pear and leaves on the envelope. I have made a few 3 x 3 card with the new Perfectly Preserved Stamp Set but as you can see, just by changing a few elements and colors you can have a whole new look! Thank you so much for taking time out of your busy day to check in. I really appreciate it and love the comments. Have an awesome Friday!

Stampin’ Up! products used:

Card Stock: Naturals White, Lucky Limeade and Pumpkin Pie

Ink: Lucky Limeade and Pumpkin Pie Classic Stampin’ Ink

Markers: Early Espresso and Pumpkin Pie Stampin’ Write Markers

Embellishments: Brights Collection Designer Series Buttons and Linen Thread

Tools: Big Shot, Cannery Framelits Dies, Bitty Banners Framelits Dies, Woodgrain Textured Impressions Embossing Folder, Paper Snips, Mini Glue Dots, Sticky Strip, Stampin’ Dimensionals and SNAIL

*2012 Holiday Catalog (Available August 1st)

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 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! Hurry, offer ends July 31, 2012.

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

Freshly Made Sketches #45 and Sneak Peek

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Good morning all! It’s supposed to rain this morning and then again this afternoon here today. I have my Stampin’ Up! meeting tonight and I’ll post my swap card on Saturday. I can’t wait to see all of the other swaps that I will get. 🙂

Today’s post is for this weeks Freshly Made Sketches Challenge. Cindy has provided us with this sketch…

Very nice, clean and simple and I kept my card exactly like that. The base of my card is Baja Breeze Card Stock. I used a piece of Patio Party Designer Series Paper backed by a piece of Whisper White Card Stock for the large sort of background piece, it’s adhered to the card with Stampin’ Dimensionals. The stamped image is form the Four Seasons Host(ess) Stamp Set and is stamped in Primrose Petals. I used the 2 3/8″ Scallop Circle punch to punch it out. The image was stamped again in Baja Breeze and I punched out just the center image with the 1 ” Circle Punch and mounted it to the larger Image with a Stampin’ Dimensional. The ribbon is Primrose Petals 3/8″ Stitched Satin Ribbon. I used some Sticky Strip to wrap it around the DSP and hold it in place. Another piece of ribbon is slid through one of the new Designer Ribbon Slides* and I flagged the ends with my Paper snips. It is adhered to the other piece of ribbon with a Mini Glue Dot. The greeting is from the Fabulous Phrases Stamp Set and is stamped in Primrose Petals and cut out with the Bitty Banners Framelits Dies. Some Stampin’ Dimensionals are also used to adhere that to the card front. The new Round Designer Ribbon Slides* are one of my favorite new embellishments from the new Holiday Catalog. You can place your orders starting August 1st. I hope you enjoyed this week’s Freshly Made Sketches Challenge Card and thank for checking in. Have a great day!

Stampin’ Up! products used:

Card Stock: Whisper White and Baja Breeze

Ink: Primrose Petals and Baja Breeze Classic Stampin’ Ink

Stamp Sets: Four Seasons Host(ess) and Fabulous Phrases Clear Mount

Designer Series Paper: Patio Party

Embellishments: Primrose Petals 3/8″ Stitched Satin Ribbon and Round Designer Ribbon Slides*

Tools: Big Shot, Itty Bitty Banner Framelits Dies, 2 3/8″ Scallop Circle Punch, 1″ Circle Punch, Sticky Strip, Mini Glue Dots, Stampin’ Dimensionals and SNAIL

*2012 Holiday Catalog (Available August 1st)

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 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! Hurry, offer ends July 31, 2012.

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

Red Pool Preserved Beautiful Wings Thanks and Sneak Peek

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Hello everyone! It’s Wednesday and that means we are more than halfway through the week! How is everyone today? I’m good, I finished my swaps for my meeting on Thursday which makes me a happy camper. Today’s post is a 3 x 3 card perfect to attach to a gift or leave on a co-workers desk. I really like the new Perfectly Preserved Stamp Set from the 2012 Holiday Catalog and I thought, hmm, what else can I put in there besides fruit? I know… some butterflies! The base of the card is Whisper White Card Stock and I added a piece of Pool Party embossed with Chevron Textured Impressions Embossing Folder for the background. The jar, lid and greeting are all from the Perfectly Preserved Stamp Set* and are stamped in Pool Party and Real Red. The jar and lid are cut out with the new Cannery Framelits Dies* and the greeting is punched out with the Small Oval Punch. I used a piece of Summer Smooches Designer Series Paper and a piece of Pool Party 3/8″ Ruffled Ribbon and flagged both before I adhered the jar and greeting to the card with Stampin’ Dimensionals. The butterflies are cut out with the Beautiful Wings Embosslit from Real Red Card Stock and are also adhered with pieces of Stampin’ Dimensionals. I really like the different color combination the flagged pieces go so well with the Chevron Embossing Folder. Don’t forget a week from today you can start ordering form the new 2012 Holiday Catalog! If you need a catalog message me and I’ll get one right out to you. Thank you very much for dropping in and I hope that you have a wonderful day!

Stampin’ Up! products used:

Card Stock: Whisper White, Real Red and Pool Party

Ink: Real Red and Pool Party Classic Stampin’ Ink

Stamp Set: Perfectly Preserved*

Designer Series Paper: Summer Smooches

Embellishments: Pool Party 3/8″ Ruffled Ribbon

Tools: Big Shot, Chevron Textured Impressions Embossing Folder, Cannery Framelits Dies*, Beautiful Wings Embosslit, Small Oval Punch, Paper Snips, Stampin’ Dimensionals and SNAIL

*2012 Holiday Catalog (Available August 1st)

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 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! Hurry, offer ends July 31, 2012.

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

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