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Snowy Owl Birthday

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Happy last day of 2012! I can’t believe the year is almost over, like hours away from being over! I want to take a minute to thank all of you for visiting, leaving comments and just being awesome. People from over 115 different countries have stopped by! Wow! A special thanks to Canada and Australia for so many visits! At the beginning of the year I set a goal for myself, to have a post every day. I’m extremely happy to report that I accomplished that goal! Today marks my 366 post for 2012! I also am happy to report that I have had over 100,000 visitors this past year. So, for me this has been an amazing year and I have all of you to thank!

For today’s post I have a birthday card that friends of mine asked me to make for their mom. I was told that it should have a winter theme and that she likes owls and here is what I came up with.

The base of the card is Sahara Sand Card Stock and for the background I embossed a piece of Whisper White with the Northern Flurry Textured Impressions Embossing Folder. The branch is form the Take Care Stamp Set and is stamped in Early Espresso and cut out with my Paper Snips. The little owl is punched out with the Owl Builder Punch from a piece of Sahara Sand and his eyes are Whisper White, Pool Party and Basic Black. His little vest is a teeny tiny sneak peek at the Sycamore Street Designer Series Paper**. I used some Stampin’ Dimensionals to mount him to the card. The greeting is from the Wacky Wishes Host(ess) Stamp Set and is stamped in Pool Party. A nice simple card with both of the requests added. It was good to use the Owl Punch, he was feeling a little neglected! I hope you like the birthday card as much as my friend’s mom did. Thank you for you visit and I’ll see you next year! 🙂

HAPPY NEW YEAR!

Stampin’ Up! products used:

Card Stock: Sahara Sand, Whisper White, Pool Party and Basic Black

Designer Series Paper: Sycamore Street**

Ink: Pool Party and Early Espresso Classic Stampin’ Ink

Punch: Owl Builder

Embossing Folder: Northern Flurry

Tools: Big Shot, Paper Snips, Stampin’ Dimensionals and SNAIL

**2013 Sale-A-Bration (January 22 to March 22, 2013)

Donna B'day Card 2012

Take Care CM

Wacky Wishes Host CM

Northern Flurry Embossing Folder

Owl Builder Punch

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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Pals Paper Arts 149 & Sneak Peek

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Good day peeps! Yesterday was a busy day in Manhattan. It snowed huge flakes for a little while, I looked like a snowman walking down the street at one point. It rained after that… not the best day weather wise in the city from recent memory! I still had a good day and got to spend some time with my friend Kim! We went to the diner for an early dinner and then just relaxed. I have come to the conclusion that I am unable to just sit and relax in my house, I always feel like I need to be doing something so apparently I need to go elsewhere to relax! 🙂

Enough babbling, now on to today’s post which is for the Pals Paper Arts Challenge. This time we have a simple sketch from Margaret Moody…

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A really nice simple sketch. I needed some bright colors after yesterday’s dreary wet weather and I think this card fits the bill. The base of the card is Tangerine Tango Card Stock. For the strips of paper I used two different patterns from the Sycamore Street Designer Series Paper* and adhered them to the base with SNAIL. The circle is punched out from Pool Party with the 2 1/2″ Circle Punch. I embossed it with the Vine Street Textured Impressions Embossing Folder*. The flowers are from the Madison Avenue Stamp Set*. I stamped the flowers in Rich Razzleberry and cut them out with the Floral Frames Collection Framelits Dies. The centers are stamped in Summer Starfruit and are punched out with the Itty Bitty Bits Punch Pack. Both the flower and centers are mounted to each other and the card with Stampin’ Dimensionals. The greeting is from the Bloomin’ Marvelous* Stamp Set and is stamped in Rich Razzleberry and punched out with the Large Oval Punch and also adhered to the card with Stampin’ Dimensionals. I love the colors in the DSP, the brights and more subtles compliment each other nicely. I hope you enjoyed your Sale-A-Bration sneak peek today and thanks for checking in with me. Enjoy your day!

Stampin’ Up! products used:

Card Stock: Tangerine Tango, Pool Party and Whisper White

Designer Series Paper: Sycamore Street*

Ink: Rich Razzleberry and Summer Starfruit Classic Stampin’ Ink

Stamp Sets: Madison Avenue* and Bloomin’ Marvelous* Clear Mount

Tools: Big Shot, Floral Frames Collection Framelits Dies, Vine Street Textured Impressions Embossing Folder*, Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack, Large Oval Punch, 2 1/2″ Circle Punch, Stampin’ Dimensionals and SNAIL

*2013 Sale-A-Bration (January 22 to March 22, 2013)

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Floral Frames Framelits Dies

2 1:2%22 Circle Punch

Large Oval Punch

Itty Bitty Bit Punch Set

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!

Swallowtail Christmas Sneak Peek

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Happy Saturday peeps! I’m off to Manhattan this morning and I’m taking the train in because of the snow they say we are going to get. The only good thing about the train is that I will get some reading done. I’m trying to get through the second Hunger Games book Catching Fire, I usually only get to read on the train and I haven’t been taking the train in a lot so it’s taking me a long time to get through it! Hopefully I can finish it today.

My post for today is the Christmas card and gift bag that I gave my mum. I have mentioned before that she is a big fan of butterflies. When I saw the Swallowtail* in the new 2013 Spring Catalog I knew I had to have it. The base of the card is Gumball Green Card Stock. I stamped the Swallowtail Stamp* in Raspberry Ripple on Raspberry Ripple Card Stock. I like that the stamp is so large that it goes off the card stock. The greeting is from the More Merry Messages Stamp Set and is stamped in Versa-Mark and heat embossed with some Gumball Green Stampin’ Emboss Powder. For the bag I used a small size white bag that I got from the craft store. I stamped the Swallowtail Stamp*, again in Raspberry Ripple on Whisper White Card Stock. The image is the same as the card but I stamped it in Gumball Green ink this time. My mum loved the card and gift bag. This is a great simple elegant card and could be used for so many occasions with a simple greeting change. I hope that you enjoyed the Swallowtail card and bag. Thank you for checking in with me today. I hope that you have a great Saturday!

Stampin’ Up! products used:

Card Stock: Gumball Green, Raspberry Ripple and Whisper White

Ink: Raspberry Ripple and Gumball Green Classic Stampin’ Ink

Specialty Ink: Vers-Mark

Stamp Sets: More Merry Messages and Swallowtail* Clear Mount

Embellishment: Gumball Green Stampin’ Emboss Powder

Tools: SNAIL

2013 Spring Catalog (January 3, 2013)

Mom Christmas 2012

Mom Christmas Bag 2012

More Merry Messages CM

Gumball Green Stampin' Emboss Powder

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!

Create with Connie and Mary 232 & Sneak Peek

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FRIDAY! FRIDAY! FRIDAY! A very good Friday morning to you! I have finally recovered from all of the junk that I ate on Christmas day. I do love some chocolate and I made some Chocolate Walnut Fudge that was not bad if I do say myself! LOL! What are you all up to this weekend? I’m off to Manhattan tomorrow morning, I think I will be taking the train in because we are supposed to get some snow. Have mentioned before that I’m not a fan of the white stuff? I hope it will be minimal and gone fast.

For today’s post I have my Create with Connie and Mary Challenge card. I was one of their top three picks for last week! Thank you very much ladies! This week we have a color challenge…

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Nice and cool colors and and some bling! I went with a Valentine’s theme for my card. The base is Whisper White Card Stock and for the background I embossed a piece of Pool Party with the Perfect Polkadots Textured Impressions Embossing Folder. I used the 1/2″ Circle Punch to “ticket” the corners and adhered it to the base with SNAIL. The main image is from the Love Heart Single Stamp and is stamped in Pool Party and punched out with the Full Heart Punch. Under that is a piece of Silver Glimmer Paper that I cut out with the Hearts a Flutter Framelits Dies*. The heart is adhered to the Glimmer Paper with Stampin’ Dimensionals. The larger heart under that is cut out with the Hearts Collection Framelits Dies and I used the Occasions Paper-Piercing Pack* and Paper-Piercing Tool to pierce around the edge. The tickets are from the That’s the Ticket Stamp Set* and are stamped in Pool Party and punched out with the Ticket Duo Builder Punch. For the smaller hearts I punched out some more Silver Glimmer Paper with the Small Heart Punch. All of the elements are adhered to the background with Stampin’ Dimensionals. I really like the cool color combination and the ticket stamps are one of my favorites out of the Spring Catalog. I hope that you liked this week’s card for Create with Connie and Mary. Thanks for checking in with me and enjoy the rest of your Friday!

Stampin’ Up! products used:

Card Stock: Whisper White, and Pool Party

Specialty Paper: Silver Glimmer

Ink: Pool Party Classic Stampin’ Ink

Stamp Sets: Love Heart Single Stamp and That’s the Ticket* Clear Mount

Tools: Big Shot, Hearts Collection Framelits Dies, Hearts a Flutter Framelits Dies*, Full Heart Punch, Ticket Duo Builder Punch, 1/2″ Circle Punch, Occasions Paper-Piercing Pack*, Paper-Piercing Tool, Stampin’ Dimensionals and SNAIL

*2013 Spring Catalog (January 3, 2013)

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Love Heart Single Stamp

Hearts Collection Framelits Dies

Perfect Polka Dots Texture Embossing Folder

1:2%22 Circle Punch

Small Heart Punch

Ticket Duo Punch

1:2%22 Circle Punch

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!

Mojo 273 & Sneak Peek

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Good day to you all! I do love a short work week, but then again, who doesn’t? I’m looking forward to this weekend and to another short work week next week too! The last two weeks of the year are the best! Do you all have some fun New Year’s Eve plans? I’m going with some friends to a another friends house, it should be fun. It’s so funny that I live so close to Manhattan yet I have no desire to go into Times Square for New Year’s. Must be the crowds that keep me away! I’m rambling, on to more important things now.

Today’s post is for this week’s Mojo Monday Sketch Challenge. This week our sketch is provided by Teresa Kline…

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My card features some more new products from the 2013 Spring Catalog. The base of the card is Summer Starfruit Card Stock. For the background I used a piece of Baja Breeze and stamped it with the Netting Background Stamp in Baja Breeze. All of the images on the card are from the By the Tide Stamp Set*. The coral on the circle is stamped in Summer Starfruit and the fish is stamped in Basic Gray. The strip of Basic Gray Card Stock has a piece of Natural 7/16″ Trim Ribbon* that I adhered around the back with some Sticky Strip. The seahorse is stamped in Summer Starfruit and the image next to it is stamped in Baja Breeze and punched out with the 1″ Circle Punch. I used my Paper Snips to cut out the fish and the seahorse. The fish is mounted to the circle with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the seahorse and image are adhered to the ribbon with Mini Glue Dots. For the greeting I used a stamp from Teeny Tiny Wishes and punched it out with the Word Window Punch. It is mounted to a piece of Basic Gray that is cut out with the Bitty Banners Framelits Dies and adhered to the card with Stampin’ Dimensionals. This is a great masculine card, especially for the outdoorsy type! If you have a fisherman in your life, well this would be perfect! I hope that you enjoyed my card for this weeks Mojo Monday Sketch Challenge. Thanks for visiting and have a awesome day! 🙂

Stampin’ Up! products used:

Card Stock: Simmer Starfruit, Baja Breeze, Basic Gray and Whisper White

Ink: Summer Starfruit, Baja Breeze and Basic Gray Classic Stampin’ Ink

Stamp Sets: By the Tide* Clear Mount and Teeny Tiny Wishes and Netting Background Wood Mount

Embellishments: Natural 7/16″ Trim Ribbon*

Tools: Big Shot, Bitty Banners Framelits Dies, 1″ Circle Punch, Word Window Punch, Paper Snips, Mini Glues Dots, Sticky Strip, Stampin’ Dimensionals and SNAIL

*2013 Spring Catalog (January 3,2013)

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Teeny Tiny Wishes

Netting Background Stamp WM

Bitty Banners Framelits

Word Window Punch

1%22 Circle Punch

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!

Paper Craft Crew Sketch/Color Challenge #22

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Happy day after Christmas! I hope that Santa was good to you all, he was very good to me! The best part of the holiday is spending time with family and friends. I had a nice relaxing day and still found some time to craft a little and watch a movie. With Christmas over I can;t believe that year is almost over. I think it went really fast, how about you? In the blink pf an eye it will be 2013, thankfully the Mayans were wrong!

Today I have my post for the Paper Craft Crew Challenge. This week we have a sketch/color challenge. You can do just the sketch or both, this week I did both. The colors are Bravo Burgundy, More Mustard and Crumb Cake and here is the sketch…

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You all know how I feel about flags… love them! The base of my card is Very Vanilla Card Stock. For the background I stamped a piece of Crumb Cake with the Parlor Prints Background Stamp in Crumb Cake. The flagged piece is Bravo Burgundy and I embossed it with the Fancy Fan Textured Impressions Embossing Folder. The greeting is from the Amazing Family Stamp Set* and is stamped in Bravo Burgundy. The “ribbon” strip is More Mustard and I stamped it in More Mustard with the Travel Journal Builder Wheel. For the embellishment I used a Soda Pop Top* and stamped some images from the Collage Curios Stamp Set* in Crumb Cake and Bravo Burgundy. The image is punched out with the 1″ Circle Punch and adhered to the inside of the Soda Pop Top* with some Multipurpose Glue. I backed it with a piece of More Mustard that I cut out with the Hearts a Flutter Framelits Dies* and mounted them to each other with some Mini Glue Dots and to the card with Stampin’ Dimensionals. I like the way that all of the elements coordinate together and give the card a slightly vintage look. I hope that you enjoyed my Design Team card for this weeks Paper Craft Crew Challenge. Don’t forget to submit your projects for me to see! Thank you so much for your time and I hope that you all have a fantastic day! 🙂

Stampin’ Up! products used:

Card Stock: Very Vanilla, Bravo Burgundy, More Mustard and Crumb Cake

Ink: Crumb Cake, More Mustard and Bravo Burgundy Classic Stampin’ Ink

Stamp Sets: Amazing Family* and Collage Curios* Clear Mount, Travel Journal Builder Wheel and Parlor Prints Wood Mount Background Stamp

Embellishments: Soda Pop Tops*

Tools: Big Shot, Hearts a Flutter Framelits Dies*, Fancy Fan Textured Impressions Embossing Folder, Multipurpose Glue, Mini Glue Dots, Stampin’ Dimensionals and SNAIL

*2013 Spring Catalog (January 3, 2013)

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Travel Journal Wheel

Parlour Prints WM

Fancy Fan Textured Impressions Embossing Folder

1%22 Circle Punch

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!

Merry Christmas! & Sneak Peek!

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Merry Christmas everyone! I hope that you are having a nice day with your family and friends! I still have some cards to make so I better get to it! In the mean time here is my card for today. It’s my Christmas card to all of you! The base of the card is Raspberry Ripple Card Stock. I rounded the corners with the 1″ Circle Punch on the base and the background layer. The background is Very Vanilla and I used the Festive Paper-Piercing Pack and Paper-Piercing Tool to pierce the outline of the ornament. The greeting is from the Snowflake Soiree Stamp Set and is stamped in Raspberry Ripple, it’s mounted to the card with Stampin’ Dimensionals. The flagged piece of paper is from the Print Poetry Designer Series Paper Stack*. I stamped an image from the Mixed Medley Host(ess) Stamp Set in Raspberry Ripple and punched it out with the 1 1/4″ Scallop Circle Punch. I used one of the new Designer Builder Brads* on top and the image under the bubble is from the Itty Bitties Stamp Set*, punched out with the Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack and too is stamped in Raspberry Ripple. The ornament is from the Keepsake Ornaments Stamp Set and again is stamped in Raspberry Ripple, cut out with the Holiday Ornaments Framelits Dies and adhered with Stampin’ Dimensionals. I love the simple elegance and the new Print Poetry DSP Stack coordinates well with the Ornament Keepsakes Set. I hope that you enjoyed your Christmas card and that you have a very happy day! Thanks for visiting!

Stampin’ Up! products used:

Card Stock: Raspberry Ripple and Very Vanilla

Designer Series Paper: Print Poetry Stack*

Ink: Raspberry Ripple Classic Stampin’ Ink

Stamp Sets: Keepsake Ornaments and Snowflake Soiree Clear Mount and Itty Bitties* Wood Mount

Embellishments: Designer Builder Brads*

Tools: Big Shot, Holiday Ornaments Framelits Dies, Festive Paper-Piercing Pack, Paper-Piercing Tool, 1″Circle Punch, 1 1/4″ Scallop Circle Punch, Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack, Paper Snips, Stampin’ Dimensionals and SNAIL

*2013 Spring Catalog (January 3,2012)

Nancy Christmas Card 2012

Snowflake Soiree CM

Ornament Keepsakes CM

Mixed Medley CM

Holiday Ornaments Framelits Dies

Festive Paper Piercing Pack

1%22 Circle Punch

1 1:4%22 Scallop Circle Punch

Itty Bitty Bit Punch Set

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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