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Fab Friday 3

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Good morning peeps! How is the weekend going so far? Mine is going great! I made some cards yesterday and then went to see my friends. We had a nice time and celebrated Brian’s birthday. Heather made some amazing little cupcakes and there were some great brownies too!

Today’s post is for the Fab Friday Challenge. This time we have a sketch…

I am feeling the fall weather creep up on us so I went with a fall themed card. The base of the card is Island Indigo Card Stock. I embossed a piece of Lucky Limeade with the Woodgrain Textured Impressions Embossing Folder and adhere it to the card with SNAIL. The flagged banners are cut from the Orchard Harvest Designer Series Paper and are also adhere with SNAIL. I used the Autumn Accents Bigz Die to cut out the large leaf from a piece of Crumb Cake. My Stamp-a-ma-jig is used to get the image from Tweet Leaves, stamped in Early Espresso, perfectly centered on the cutout. The greeting is from the Itty Bitty Banners Stamp Set and is stamped in Raspberry Ripple and cut out with the Bitty Banners Framelits Dies. I used some Stampin’ Dimensionals to mount both the leaf and the greeting to the card. I hope you enjoyed my card f0r Fab Friday Challenge this time. Thank you for checking in with me and have an amazing day! 🙂

Stampin’ Up! products used:

Card Stock: Crumb Cake, Island Indigo, Lucky Limeade and Very Vanilla

Ink: Early Espresso and Raspberry Ripple

Stamp Sets: Itty Bitty Banners Clear Mount and Tweet Leaves Wood Mount

Designer Series Paper: Orchard Harvest

Tools: Big Shot, Autumn Accents Bigz Die, Bitty Banners Framelits Dies, Woodgrain 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!

This month’s promotion is Back to Spool. Get a spool of the fantastic new In-Colors 3/8″ Stitched Satin Ribbon in Midnight Muse, Summer Starfruit, Gumball Green, Raspberry Ripple or Primrose Petals with every $40 you spend. Does not include shipping & handling or tax.

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Paper Craft Crew Sketch Challenge 9

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Good morning! How are you all today? I’m good, lots of things to get accomplished this weekend. I’m glad that I like being busy! LOL! It rained here yesterday and looks a little gloomy this morning but I can’t complain, we have had really nice weather for a while. Is everyone ready for the fall?

Today’s post is for this week’s Paper Craft Crew Challenge. This week’s sketch is a nice clean and simple one…

I’ll be needing some birthday cards so that’s what I decided to make. The base of my card is Midnight Muse Card Stock. I took a piece of Crumb Cake and used my Color Spritzer and a Crumb Cake Stampin’ Write Marker to spritz a little “sand”. The greeting is from the Bring On the Cake Stamp Set and is stamped in Midnight Muse. The panel is adhered to the card with Stampin’ Dimensionals. I stamped the shells from the By the Seashore Stamp Set in Midnight Muse and Soft Suede and used my Paper Snips to cut them out. Some more Stampin’ Dimensionals adhere them to the card and it’s finished! Super clean and simple, not to mention quick and easy. I love the simplicity of the card, it will make a great masculine birthday card. It would also make a great workshop card. I hope that you like this weeks Paper Craft Crew Challenge card. Head on over and post your card for this weeks challenge. It’s the perfect one to get your feet wet with if you have never participated in a challenge before! I look forward to seeing what you create! Thank you for visiting today. Have a great day!

Stampin’ Up! products used:

Card Stock: Very Vanilla, Midnight Muse and Crumb Cake

Ink: Midnight Muse and Soft Suede Classic Stampin’ Ink

Marker: Crumb Cake Stampin’ Write Marker

Stamp Sets: Bring On the Cake and By the Seashore Clear Mount

Tools: Color Spritzer Tool, Paper Snips, and Stampin’ Dimensionals

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 Back to Spool. Get a spool of the fantastic new In-Colors 3/8″ Stitched Satin Ribbon in Midnight Muse, Summer Starfruit, Gumball Green, Raspberry Ripple or Primrose Petals with every $40 you spend. Does not include shipping & handling or tax.

CCMC 220

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Hello everyone and welcome to Friday! I loves me some Friday! What are you all up to for the weekend? I’m going into the city on Sunday to drop off an order and see some friends. Tonight the last of my family flies back to London. It was so much fun having so many of them here all at once. I hope to see them again soon!

Today’s post is for this week’s Create with Connie and Mary Challenge. This week we have a color challenge…

I was going to do a birthday card but at the last minute I decided that I would make a Christmas card! The base of the card is Cherry Cobbler Card Stock. I stamped a piece of Pink Pirouette with the Woodgrain Background Stamp inked in Pink Pirouette. Before I adhered it to the card I stamped the greeting from the More Merry Messages Stamp Set in Cherry Cobbler. For the flagged banners and mittens I used the Make a Mitten Stamp Set. The banners are stamped in Pink Pirouette on Whisper White, Baja Breeze on Baja Breeze and Cherry Cobbler on Cherry Cobbler. If you line the borders up they give you some really nice patterns. The mittens are stamped in Baja Breeze and backed by a piece of Whisper White that I embossed with the Northern Flurry Textured Impressions Embossing Folder after I cut it out with the Window Frames Collection Framelits Dies. I also cut out a piece of Baja Breeze and used the Festive Paper-Piercing Pack and Paper-Piercing Tool to pierce the edge. They are all mounted to the card with Stampin’ Dimensionals. I love the softness of the color combination and hope that you enjoy this week’s Create with Connie and Mary Challenge card. Thank you for stopping by and have a crafty day! 🙂

Stampin’ Up! products used:

Card Stock: Whisper White, Cherry Cobbler, Baja Breeze and Pink Pirouette

Ink: Cherry Cobbler, Baja Breeze and Pink Pirouette Classic Stampin’ Ink

Stamp Sets: Make A Mitten and More Merry Messages Clear Mount and Woodgrain Background

Tools: Big Shot, Northern Flurry Textured Impressions Embossing Folder, Window Frames Collection Framelits Dies, Mitten Builder Punch, Festive Paper-Piercing Pack, Paper-Piercing Tool, 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!

This month’s promotion is Back to Spool. Get a spool of the fantastic new In-Colors 3/8″ Stitched Satin Ribbon in Midnight Muse, Summer Starfruit, Gumball Green, Raspberry Ripple or Primrose Petals with every $40 you spend. Does not include shipping & handling or tax.

Freshly Made Sketches #54

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Hello everyone! It’s Thursday and that means only one more day until the weekend! We can do it, I know we can! LOL! Today’s post is for this week’s Freshly Made Sketches Challenge. This week Jennifer T. has provided us with this sketch…

I have been wanting to use the Delightful Decorations Stamp Set that I just recently got and I thought this would be the perfect sketch! The base of my card is Early Espresso Card Stock. I took a piece of Sahara Sand and punched out two pieces of card stock with the Ornament Punch. I adhered them to the Sahara Sand with temporary adhesive and used the Stampin’ Spritzer filled with a mixture of Early Espresso Re-Inker, water and alcohol to mist over it. After it dried I removed the ornaments and had the neat masked effect that you see on the card. I used the Essentials Paper-Piercing Pack and paper-Piercing Tool to pierce around the edges. A piece of Very Vanilla is randomly stamped with the pine needles from the Watercolor Winter Stamp Set in Gumball Green. I adhered it to the spritzed piece with Snail and used some Sticky Strip to attach a piece of Gumball Green 3/8″ Stitched Satin Ribbon around the back. The piece is then mounted to the card with Stampin’ Dimensionals. I stamped the ornament and the merry christmas from the Delightful Decorations Stamp Set in Primrose Petals and punched them out with the Ornament Punch and the 3/4″ Circle Punch. They too are adhered with Stampin’ Dimensionals. I added a few Basic Jewels Pearls, whenever I use pearls I always think of Ann Schach! I really like the masking technique and the color combination. I hope that you enjoyed this week’s Freshly Made Sketches Challenge card. Thank you so very much for stopping by and have a fun day!

Stampin’ Up! products used:

Card Stock: Very Vanilla, Sahara Sand and Early Espresso

Ink: Early Espresso, Primrose Petals and Gumball Green Classic Stampin’ Ink

Stamp Sets: Delightful Decorations and Watercolor Winter Clear Mount

Embellishments: Basic Jewels Pearls and Gumball Green 3/8″ Stitched Stain Ribbon

Tools: Stampin’ Spritzer, Ornament Punch, 3/4″ Circle Punch, Essentials Paper-Piercing Pack, Paper-Piercing Tool, 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 Catalog or the NEW Holiday Catalog!

This month’s promotion is Back to Spool. Get a spool of the fantastic new In-Colors 3/8″ Stitched Satin Ribbon in Midnight Muse, Summer Starfruit, Gumball Green, Raspberry Ripple or Primrose Petals with every $40 you spend. Does not include shipping & handling or tax.

PPA 143

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Hey everyone, how is it going? Things are pretty good on my end. I am missing my cousins. I feel the nip of fall in the air and I’m not thinking that I like it. I think I am meant to live where it doesn’t really get that cold, maybe Florida or Arizona. Oh well, I couldn’t leave Long Island, I would miss my peeps way too much! 🙂

Today’s post is for the Pals Paper Arts Challenge. This time we have a nice clean and simple sketch…

I went with a Christmas card with traditional colors but I only used two colors for the whole card. The base of the card is Very Vanilla Card Stock. I used a piece of Be of Good Cheer Designer Series Paper for the background. The panel on the right is embossed with the Northern Flurry Textured Impressions Embossing Folder. I stamped the greeting from the More Merry Messages Stamp Set in Cherry Cobbler. The piece under that is from the Cheerful Christmas Wheel and is also stamped in Cherry Cobbler. I used a piece of Cherry Cobbler 1/2″ Seam Binding Ribbon and a Round Designer Ribbon Slide that is adhered around the back with Sticky Strip. The ornament is from the Chock Full of Cheer Stamp Set and is also stamped in Cherry Cobbler and mounted to the card with Stampin’ Dimensionals. I love the monochromatic look if the card and the More Merry Messages Stamp Set is becoming a holiday favorite of mine. I hope that you enjoyed this Pals Paper Arts Challenge card. Thank you so much for checking and enjoy your day!

Stampin’ Up! products used:

Card Stock: Very Vanilla

Ink: Cherry Cobbler Classic Stampin’ Ink

Stamp Sets: Chock Full of Cheer and More Merry Messages Clear Mount and Cheerful Christmas Stampin’ Around Wheel

Designer Series Paper: Be of Good Cheer

Embellishments: Round Designer Ribbon Slide and Cherry Cobbler 1/2″ Seam Binding Ribbon

Tools: Big Shot, Northern Flurry Textured Impressions Embossing Folder, 1 3/4″ 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 Catalog or the NEW Holiday Catalog!

This month’s promotion is Back to Spool. Get a spool of the fantastic new In-Colors 3/8″ Stitched Satin Ribbon in Midnight Muse, Summer Starfruit, Gumball Green, Raspberry Ripple or Primrose Petals with every $40 you spend. Does not include shipping & handling or tax.

Mojo 260

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Good morning everyone and how are we today? I’m a little bummed because I took my cousin’s and uncle to the airport last night. I will miss them, we some good times and a lot of laughs. Hopefully I will see them again very soon! Today’s post is for this week’s Mojo Monday Sketch Challenge. This week Julee Tilman has given us this round or square choice…

I had a good idea of what I was going to use as soon as I saw the sketch. The base of my card is Midnight Muse Card Stock. I embossed a piece of Very Vanilla with the Lacy Brocade Textured Impressions Embossing Folder. The next layer is a piece of Midnight Muse and a small piece of Brushed Silver Metallic Paper. The main layer consists of a piece of Summer Starfruit that I used the Scallop Trim Corner and Edge punches on. I then used the Essentials Paper-Piercing Pack and Paper Piercing Tool to pierce around the edge of a piece of Midnight Muse. I punched out a piece of Summer Starfruit with the 1 3/4″ Scallop Circle Punch and pierced the scallops. A piece of Very Vanilla is stamped with a stamp from the Mixed Medley Host(ess) Stamp Set in Versa-Mark, heat embossed with some Silver Stampin’ Emboss Powder and punched out with the 1 1/4″ Scallop Circle Punch. The Merry Christmas, also from the Mixed Medley Set, is stamped in Midnight Muse and punched out with the 3/4″ Circle Punch. They are all adhered to each other and the card with Stampin’ DImensionals. I used a Vintage Faceted Designer Button and some Midnight Muse 3/8″ Stitched Satin Ribbon with a piece of Silver Glimmer Paper that I punched out with the circle from the Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack for a little bling. Midnight Muse and Summer Starfruit are definitely one of my favorite color combinations. I also love the Brushed Silver Metallic Paper. I hope that you enjoyed this week’s Mojo Monday Sketch Challenge card. Thank you for visiting and have a amazing day! 🙂

Stampin’ Up! products used:

Card Stock: Very Vanilla, Midnight Muse and Summer Starfruit

Specialty Card Stock: Brushed Silver Metallic

Ink: Midnight Muse Classic Stampin’ Ink

Specialty Ink: Versa-Mark

Stamp Set: Mixed Medley Host(ess) Clear Mount

Embellishments: Vintage Faceted Designer Button, Midnight Muse 3/8″ Stitched Satin Ribbon and SIlver Stampin’ Emboss Powder

Specialty Paper: Silver Glimmer Paper

Tools: Big Shot, Lacy Brocade Textured Impressions Embossing Folder, Scallop Trim Corner and Edge Punches, 1 3/4″ Scallop Circle Punch, 1 1/4″ Scallop Circle Punch, 3/4″ Circle Punch, Essentials Paper-Piercing Pack, Paper-Piercing Tool, Paper Snips, 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 Back to Spool. Get a spool of the fantastic new In-Colors 3/8″ Stitched Satin Ribbon in Midnight Muse, Summer Starfruit, Gumball Green, Raspberry Ripple or Primrose Petals with every $40 you spend. Does not include shipping & handling or tax.

Paper Players #114

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Good Monday morning everyone! I hope that you all had a good weekend. Mine was very busy but good. I will be sad to see my cousins go home later today. It is always fun to have them here and hopefully they will be back soon! Today’s post is for this week’s Paper Players Challenge. This week Ann has given us a sketch…

I wanted to keep this card nice and simple, I have to start thinking about making my own Christmas cards and this one would be easy to duplicate. The base of the card is Primrose Petals Card Stock. I embossed a piece of Early Espresso with the Fancy Fan Textured Impressions Embossing Folder. The flagged pieces are from the Candlelight Christmas Specialty Designer Series Paper. I stamped the greeting in Early Espresso from the More Merry Messages Stamp Set and backed it with a piece of Primrose Petals. The ornament is from the Keepsake Ornaments Stamp Set and is also stamped in Early Espresso and cut out with the Holiday Ornaments Framelits Collection. I mounted it to the card with Stampin’ Dimensionals. I really do like the simplicity of the card and hope that you enjoyed this week’s Paper Players Challenge card. Thank you so much for checking in and have a wonderful day!

Stampin’ Up! products used:

Card Stock: Primrose Petals, Early Espresso and Very Vanilla

Ink: Early Espresso Classic Stampin’ Ink

Stamp Sets: Keepsake Ornaments and More Merry Messages Clear Mount

Designer Series Paper: Candlelight Christmas Specialty

Tools: Bog Shot, Holiday Ornaments Framelits Dies, Fancy Fan 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!

This month’s promotion is Back to Spool. Get a spool of the fantastic new In-Colors 3/8″ Stitched Satin Ribbon in Midnight Muse, Summer Starfruit, Gumball Green, Raspberry Ripple or Primrose Petals with every $40 you spend. Does not include shipping & handling or tax.

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