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Plum Rose Gumball Silhouettes Birthday

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Good morning and happy Friday before a three day weekend! I have a very nice evening with my friend Sandy last night. We had some delicious Greek food for dinner and then we converted Wheel Mount and Wood Mount Stamps to Clear Mount. I will definitely used my “Wheel” stamps a lot more now that it will be easier to ink them up!

I wanted to take a minute to than Lesley from Freshly Made Sketches. I have an awesome new badge as I am no longer a Perfect Princess but a Perfect Prince! I love playing along with all of the lovely ladies every week and I was proud to display my badge before but am even prouder now! Thank you again so very much!

Today’s post is an ensemble that I created for a friends birthday. It consists of a card, box and initial magnet. The card starts off with a base of Rose Red Card Stock. I stamped the images from Summer Silhouettes Stamp Set in Rose Red, Wisteria Wonder, Perfect Plum and Gumball Green on Whisper White. Before I mounted the stamped piece of Whisper White to the card I used Sticky Strip to adhere a piece of Gumball Green 3/8″ Stitched Grosgrain Ribbon across the middle. The greeting is from the Perfect Punches Stamp Set and is stamped in Wisteria Wonder, punched out with the Extra Large Oval Punch and mounted to a piece of Wisteria Wonder that is punched out with the Decorative Label Punch and mounted to the card with Stampin’ Dimensionals. Some butterflies form the Beautiful Wings Embosslit in Wisteria Wonder and Rose Red complete the card.

Next up we have the box that I created using my Simply Scored and some Rose Red and Gumball Green Card Stock. I stamped an image from the Summer Silhouettes Stamp Set in Perfect Plum twice across the middle. The paper bow is created using 1/2″ strips of Wisteria Wonder stamped with the happy birthday from the Family Reunion Stamp Set. I adhered a Vintage Faceted Designer Button with a Basic Jewels Rhinestone in the middle to the center of the bow. Another butterfly with some more Basic Jewels Rhinestones completes the box.

Finally we have the magnet. I purchased the magnet from a discount store. Some Whisper White Card Stock is stamped with another image from the Summer Silhouettes Stamp Set in Gumball Green. The letter N is from the Lovely Letters Alphabet and is stamped in Perfect Plum, punched out with the 1″ Square Punch and mounted to a piece of Rose Red that I punched out with the Curly Label Punch and used the Essential Paper-Piercing Pack and Paper-Piercing Tool along each side. Some more butterflies finish off the magnet. For some added interest I also stamped the tissue paper with the Summer Silhouettes Stamp set in Rose Red and Wisteria Wonder.

My friend loved her birthday card and gift and I hope that you enjoyed it too! Thank you for swinging by today and I hope that your Friday is a good one.

Stampin’ Up! products used:

Card Stock: Whisper White, Rose Red, Wisteria Wonder and Gumball Green

Ink: Rose Red, Wisteria Wonder, Perfect Plum and Gumball Green Classic Stampin’ Ink

Stamp Sets: Summer Silhouettes, Perfect Punches and Family Reunion Clear Mount

Embellishments: Gumball Green 3/8″ Stitched Grosgrain Ribbon, Vintage Faceted Designer Buttons and Basic Jewels Rhinestones

Tools: Big Shot, Beautiful Wings Embosslit, 1″ Square Punch, Extra Large Oval Punch, Curly Label Punch, Decorative Label Punch, Essential Paper-Piercing Pack, Paper-Piercing Tool, Sticky Strip, Mini Glue Dots, Stampin’ Dimensionals and SNAIL

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Freshly Made Sketches #50

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Good morning peeps! We are in the home stretch sliding into Friday for our nice three day weekend! I have lots of stuff to do, my family is coming from England for my brother’s wedding. They start arriving on the 10th and I get to see my cousin Tracey! Can’t wait for her to get here! I also get to see my aunts uncle and another few cousins! It’s going to be a good time!

Today’s post is for this week’s Freshly Made Sketches. First I want to thank Linda S. for choosing my card as her pick for last week’s challenge! You can see the original post here and the FMS post here. For this week our host is Lesley and she has given us this neat sketch…

I love playing along with each of the challenges each week. It expands my creativity and it’s so nice to see all of the other creations too. My card starts with a base of Crumb Cake Card Stock. The strip across the bottom is a piece of Very Vanilla that I used the Travel Journal Stampin’ Around Wheel with Soft Suede ink on. The patterned paper on the left is from the Floral District Designer Series Paper Pack. For the main image I stamped one of the feathers from the Fine Feathers Stamp Set in Baja Breeze three times. On top of that I used the Beautiful Birthday Wood Mount Stamp in Soft Suede for the greeting. I mounted it on a piece of Baja Breeze and adhered it to the card with Stampin’ Dimensionals. The embellishment at the top is made from three feathers, again from the Fine Feathers Stamp Set, stamped in Soft Suede and cut out with my Paper Snips. I threaded some Linen Thread through a Naturals Designer Button and adhered the whole thing to the card with a Mini Glue Dot. I think this card would be great for a masculine birthday and with a quick sentiment change it could be so much more. I hope that you enjoyed this week’s Freshly Made Sketches card and thank you, as always, for spening some time with me today. Have a fun day! 🙂

Stampin’ Up! products used:

Card Stock: Very Vanilla, Crumb Cake and Baja Breeze

Ink: Baja Breeze and Soft Suede Classic Stampin’ Ink

Stamp Sets: Fine Feathers Clear Mount, Travel Journal Stampin’ Around Wheel and Beautiful Birthday Wood Mount

Embellishments: Linen Thread and Naturals Designer Buttons

Tools: Stamp-a-ma-jig, Paper Snips, Mini Glue Dots, Stampin’ Dimensionals and SNAIL

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Quint-Essential Cute Flourishes Indigo Pool CAS

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Hello everyone! How are we all doing today? It’s Wednesday so we are halfway there people! The best part is I realized today that Monday is a holiday! Three day weekend!! Woo hoo! Today’s post is a Clean and Simple card, although from the supply list it doesn’t look that way. It honestly took me about 25 minutes to come up with and make the card. The base of the card is Whisper White Card Stock. I stamped an image from the Flowering Flourishes Stamp Set in Pool Party and the greeting is from the Curly Cute Stamp Set stamped in Island Indigo. The Quint-Essential Flower is definitely one of my more neglected stamps. I have come up with a clever way to incorporate it more. I stamped it in Island Indigo and then again in Pool Party. Using the 2 3/8″ Scallop Circle Punch I punched them both out. I then used the 1 3/4″ Scallop Circle punch to punch out the Pool Party one. The middle of that piece is punched out with the 1″ Circle Punch and again with the 1/2″ Circle Punch. I assembled the flower using a Shaker Frame for the flower and a Stampin Dimensional for the middle piece. A Vintage Faceted Designer Button with a Basic Jewels Rhinestone finishes of the flower. Using the 2 1/2″ Circle Punch I punched a circle out of the front of the card. I used some SNAIL to adhere the punched circle to the inside and then adhered the flower to that. A few more Basic Jewels Rhinestones complete the card. For a card that is basically just punching and stamping I like the little wow factor that the punched circle gives. As you can see in the pictures when you close it the stamped image continues inside and also makes it easy to see where you can write. I hope that enjoyed today’s card and thanks so much for checking in with me. Don’t forget to leave a comment and have a great day!

Stampin’ Up! products used:

Card Stock: Whisper White

Ink: Island Indigo and Pool Party Classic Stampin’ Ink

Stamp Sets: Flowering Flourishes and Curly Cute Clear Mount and Quint-Essential Flower Wood Mount

Embellishments: Vintage Faceted Designer Buttons and Basic Jewels Rhinestones

Tools: 2 1/2″ Circle Punch, 1″ Circle Punch, 1/2″ Circle Punch, 2 3/8″ Scallop Circle Punch, 1 3/4″ Scallop Circle Punch, Shaker Frames, Stampin’ Dimensionals and SNAIL

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Mojo 256

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Hello and good morning! How is everyone today? I’m doing well, made it through Monday. We had the Barclays Golf Tournament here in Bethpage State Park for the past week and it turned my 8 minute ride to work into a 25 minute ride. Thankfully it’s over and things were back to normal yesterday morning. Today’s post is for this week’s Mojo Monday Sketch Challenge. This week we have a very nice sketch from Julee Tilman…

We all know that I always do the square card and this week is no exception. The base of my card is Early Espresso Card Stock. I embossed a piece of Primrose Petals with the Lacy Brocade Textured Impressions Embossing Folder to use for my background. The flagged strips of paper are all from the Candlelight Christmas Designer Series Paper Pack. For the main image I stamped the pine needles from the Watercolor Winter Stamp Set in Lucky Limeade and cut it out with the Labels Collection Framelits Dies. The greeting is form the Greetings of the Season Stamp Set. I stamped it in Primrose Petals and then I markered the On Earth and stamped it, cut it out and flagged the ends. I used some Stampin’ Dimensionals to adhere it to the Peace part. The pinecones are also from the Watercolor Winter Stamp Set and are 2 Step Stamped in Early Espresso for the outline and Soft Suede for the inside and they too are mounted to the card with Stampin’ Dimensionals. As we know I love non-tradiotional Holiday colors so I’m really liking this card. All of the items that I used to make are available in the 2012 Holiday Catalog. I hope that you enjoyed this week’s Mojo Monday Sketch Challenge card and thank you very much for visiting. Have a simply amazing day!

Stampin’ Up! products used:

Card Stock: Very Vanilla, Early Espresso and Primrose Petals

Ink: Early Espresso, Soft Suede, Lucky Limeade and Primrose Petals Classic Stampin’ Ink

Marker: Primrose Petals Stampin’ Write Marker

Designer Series Paper: Candlelight Christmas

Tools: Big Shot, Labels Collection Framelits Dies, Lacy Brocade Textured Impressions Embossing Folder, 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 Catalog or the NEW Holiday Catalog!

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Paper Players #110

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Happy Monday peeps! Yeah right! Monday comes so fast, I wish it were a three day weekend every week. I would like to go back in time and have a word with the person that decided on the 5 day work week! LOL! Anyway, I had a nice weekend and hope that you did too. Today’s post is for this weeks Paper Players Challenge. I checked twice just to make sure that I got it right! The lovely LeAnne has given us this sketch to work with…

My card this week has lots of layers and of course some paper-piercing! It’s a nice masculine fall themed birthday card. The base of my card is Island Indigo Card Stock. I embossed a piece of the Core’dinations Card Stock in Early Espresso with the Woodgrain Textured Impressions Embossing Folder. Using the Core’dinations Sanding System I sanded the card stock to really make the grain of the wood stand out. I like the fact that when you sand it the paper has an almost velvet feel to it. I stamped two leaves from the Wonderfall Stamp Set in Island Indigo on Crumb Cake and then used my Essentials Paper-Piercing Pack and the Paper-Piercing Tool to pierce around the outside edges. They are mounted to two pieces of Island Indigo and adhered to the card with Stampin’ Dimensionals. The patterned piece of paper in the middle is from the Festival of Prints Designer Paper Stack and is backed by a piece of Early Espresso. The large maple leaf and acorn are cut out with the Autumn Accents Bigz Die and are also form the Wonderfall Stamp Set, the leaf is stamped in Island Indigo and the acorn is stamped in Early Espresso, both on Crumb Cake. Finally the greeting is from the From My Heart Stamp Set and is stamped in Island Indigo on Crumb Cake and I used the Paper-Piercing goodies again along the top and bottom of the sentiment. I cut it out using the Bitty Banners Framelits Dies and all of the pieces in the middle are mounted to each other and the card with Stampin’ Dimensionals. I love the color combination and what guy wouldn’t want to get this card for their birthday?! I hope that you enjoyed this weeks Paper Players Challenge card. Have an interesting Monday and thanks for popping in!

Stampin’ Up! products used:

Card Stock: Island Indigo, Crumb Cake and Early Espresso

Specialty Card Stock: Early Espresso Core’dinations

Ink: Early Espresso and Island Indigo Classic Stampin’ Ink

Designer Series Paper: Festival of Prints Paper Stack

Tools: Big Shot, Woodgrain Textured Impressions Embossing Folder, Autumn Accents Bigz Die, Essential Paper-Piercing Pack, Paper-PIercing Tool, Stampin’ Sanding System, Stamp-a-ma-jig, 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 Catalog or the NEW Holiday Catalog!

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Baja Vanilla Suede Wedding

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Hello peeps! How are you all doing on this fine Sunday? I’m doing great! I got most of what I wanted to accomplish done yesterday and I am hoping to get the rest finished today. As I mentioned I had a wedding to go to on Friday night and I thought I would share with you the card that I made for the happy couple. The base of the card is Baja Breeze Card Stock. I embossed a piece of Very Vanilla with the Lacy Brocade Textured Impressions Embossing Folder for the background. I used the Wedding Words Jumbo Wheel inked in Soft Suede on Very Vanilla and cut a strip of it and flagged the end. Next to that is a piece of Baja Breeze with a piece of Very Vanilla 5/8″ Grosgrain Ribbon (Retired) adhered to the front and I flagged the ends on both of them. Both are mounted to the card with Stampin’ Dimensionals. The cake is from the Love & Laughter Stamp Set and I used VersaMark on Baja Breeze with Early Espresso Stampin’ Emboss Powder to heat emboss the image. I cut it out with my Paper Snips and mounted it to a piece of Soft Suede that I cut out with the Floral Frames Framelits Dies. The greeting is also from the Love & Laughter Stamp Set and is stamped in Baja Breeze and punched out with the Decorative Label Punch. I trimmed off the top and bottom and mounted it to a piece of Soft Suede that is also punched out with the Decorative Label Punch. For a little bling I punched a piece of Silver Glimmer Paper out with the Small Heart Punch. I love the colors and the cake. I hope that enjoyed today’s card. Thank you very much for checking in and have a great day!

Stampin’ Up! products used:

Card Stock: Very Vanilla, Baja Breeze and Soft Suede

Ink: Soft Suede and Baja Breeze Classic Stampin’ Ink

Specialty Ink: VersaMark

Stamp Sets: Love & Laughter Clear Mount and Wedding Words Jumbo Wheel

Specialty Paper: Silver Glimmer Paper

Embellishments: Very Vanilla 5/8″ Grosgrain Ribbon (Retired)

Tools: Big Shot, Floral Frames Framelits Dies, Lacy Brocade Textured Impressions Embossing Folder, Decorative Label Punch, Small Heart Punch, Paper Snips, Sticky Strip, Mini Glue Dots, 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 Catalog or the NEW Holiday Catalog!

This month’s promotion is for the Howl-O-Ween Printer’s Tray Project. Earn this for FREE when you sign up to be a Demonstrator.

Mojo 255

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Happy Saturday! I had a friend’s wedding last night and today I have a few Thank You cards to get finished. What are your plans for this weekend? I’m a little late posting my Mojo card this week, I had a little trouble with an r on Monday and it threw me all off! But after today’s post I’ll be back on track! This week’s Mojo Monday Sketch Challenge is provided to us by Teresa Kline…

As soon as I saw the image with the Mojo on it I knew exactly what I was going to do. The base of my card is Cajun Craze Card Stock. I stamped a piece of Summer Starfruit with the En Français Background Stamp in Summer Starfruit ink. I used a piece of Comfort Café Designer Series Paper on the left side. On the right side I embossed a piece of Cajun Craze with the Vintage Wallpaper Textured Impressions Embossing Folder. A piece of Summer Starfruit and a piece of Soft Suede that I cut out with the Finishing Touches Edgelits Dies creates the “ribbon” down the right side. I cut a piece of Soft Suede out with the Window Frames Collection Framelits Dies and used the Essentials Paper-Piercing Pack and Paper-Piercing Tool to pierce around the edge and mounted it to the card tilted to the side. The image is from the Friendship Preserves Stamp Set and is stamped in Summer Starfruit and again in Cajun Craze. Both pieces are cut out with the Window Frames Collection Framelits Dies and I cut the hello out of the Cajun Craze piece and mounted it to the Summer Starfruit piece with Stampin’ Dimensionals. I love the way that depending on what color you pair Summer Starfruit with it either looks yellow or green. I hope that you enjoyed this week’s Mojo Monday Sketch Challenge card and thank you for visiting. I hope that you have a very enjoyable day! 🙂

Stampin’ Up! products used:

Card Stock: Very Vanilla, Cajun Craze and Summer Starfruit

Ink: Cajun Craze and Summer Starfruit Classic Stampin’ Ink

Stamp Sets: Friendship Preserves Clear Mount and En Français Wood Mount

Designer Series Paper: Comfort Café

Tools: Big Shot, Vintage Wallpaper Textured Impressions Embossing Folder, Window Frames Collection Framelits Dies, Finishing Touches Edgelits Dies, Festive Paper-Piercing Pack, Paper-Piercing Tool, 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 Catalog or the NEW Holiday Catalog!

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