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Freshly Made Sketches #75

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So here we are at Thursday, only one more day until the weekend! Not a lot of interesting stuff going on here. It rained most of the day yesterday but the sun finally peeked out around 3:00pm. Winston is sleeping next to me, and snoring a little like he always does. He keeps me company all the time, he’s my little buddy!

Today’s post is for this week’s Freshly Made Sketches. This week we have a sketch from Tui…

Freshly Made Sketches #75

Three panels to play with. I decided that some bright colors were in order to chase away yesterday’s grey skies. The base of my card is Very Vanilla Card Stock. The panel to the left is a piece of paper from the Print Poetry Designer Series Paper Stack. I stamped the flowers from the Secret Garden Stamp Set in Raspberry Ripple on Very Vanilla and cut them out with the Secret Garden Framelits Dies. They are adhered to the panel with SNAIL. The panel in the middle is Raspberry Ripple that I stamped with the Woodgrain Background Stamp in Raspberry Ripple. I choose the greeting from the From My Heart Stamp Set and cut it out with the Floral Frames Collection Framelits Dies. Some Stampin’ Dimensionals adhere the greeting and the panel to the card. The flag is from the same Designer Series Paper for a little balance. I love the way the greeting fits inside the floral frame, it’s like it made to! I hope that you enjoyed my Freshly Made Sketches card for this week’s sketch from Tui. Thanks, as always for visiting. Have an awesome day!

Stampin’ Up! products used:

Card Stock: Very Vanilla and Raspberry Ripple

Designer Series Paper: Print Poetry Stack

Ink: Raspberry Ripple Classic Stampin’ Ink

Stamp Sets: Secret Garden and From My Heart Clear Mount and Woodgrain Background Wood Mount

Framelits: Floral Frames and Secret Garden

Tools: Big Shot, Stampin’ Dimensionals and SNAIL

FMS 75

From My Heart CM

Secret Garden CM

Woodgrain WM

Print Poetry DSP Stack

Secret Garden Framelits

Floral Frames Framelits Dies

For a limited time you can get the Sent with Love Bundle now through April 30, 2013. It comes with the Sent with Love Clear Mount Stamp set, Sent with Love Designer Series Paper and a package of Calypso Coral Bakers Twine for only $25.50. That’s 20% off the price if you bought them individually!

Sale-A-Bration is here! If you spend $150 you will also get a pack of Silver Glimmer Paper to celebrate Stampin’ Up!’s 25 Anniversary in addition to $25 in Hostess money. Spend $400 (or host a party with $400 in total sales) and you get 8 FREE Sale-A-Bration items, the Silver Glimmer Paper and a Sycamore Street Product Bundle (Stamp Set, Ribbon, Buttons, Designer Series Paper) plus $65 in Hostess money and one item at 50% off. How cool is that?! (Does not include tax and shipping)

Do you ever feel the need to make something that means something but don’t think you have the time? Or you like to be creative but don’t want to buy a ton of supplies? Well, you don’t have any excuses anymore! Introducing Paper Pumpkin from Stampin’ Up! Each month you will receive a kit that contains all of the items (except adhesive) that you need to make a project, all for just $19.95. Each kit will ship out on or around the 15th of each month. You can cancel at any time, but who would want to?! Go ahead, sign up and get some crafting therapy for only $19.95 including shipping! Click here now! Don’t forget to choose me as your Demonstrator, Justin Krieger – Bethpage, NY! :-)

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 Spring Catalog!

Paper Craft Crew Sketch 31

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Woo hoo! We made it to Wednesday! How are you all today? I’m doing good. I’m thinking that I need a mental health day soon, so much to do and no where near enough time to get it all done! It’s raining here this morning and did all last night but I’ll take rain any day over snow! And the wind… let’s not even mention the wind! How is the weather where you are? Hopefully it’s pleasant and sunny!

Today I have my Design Team card for this week’s Paper Craft Crew Challenge. This week we have a super clean and simple one…

PCCCCS031 TCC 2-27-2013

I love this sketch! As soon as I saw it I thought the little squares look just like stamps and I get to use my current favorite stamp set! The base of my card is Whisper White Card Stock. I stamped the greeting in the lower right corner from the Sent with Love Stamp Set in Midnight Muse. The background is a piece of paper from the Sent with Love Designer Series Paper Pack. The images that represent the squares are also form the Sent with Love Stamp Set. I stamped them in Soft Suede and Midnight Muse and punched them out with the Postage Stamp Punch. They are adhered to the card with Stampin’ Dimensionals. Like I said, super simple. This would make a great workshop card or a quick Thank You card! I hope that you enjoyed my Paper Craft Crew Design Team card for this week’s challenge. Head on over to the blog to see what my fellow design team members have come up with and enter your card so I can take a look! Thank you so much for your time today, I hope you have a great day! 🙂

Stampin’ Up! products used:

Card Stock: Whisper White

Designer Series Paper: Sent with Love

Ink: Soft Suede and Midnight Muse Classic Stampin’ Ink

Stamp Set: Sent with Love

Punch: Postage Stamp

Tools: Stamp-a-ma-jig, Stampin’ Dimensionals and SNAIL

PCCCS031

Sent With Love CM

Sent With Love DSP

Postage Stamp Punch

For a limited time you can get the Sent with Love Bundle now through April 30, 2013. It comes with the Sent with Love Clear Mount Stamp set, Sent with Love Designer Series Paper and a package of Calypso Coral Bakers Twine for only $25.50. That’s 20% off the price if you bought them individually!

Sale-A-Bration is here! If you spend $150 you will also get a pack of Silver Glimmer Paper to celebrate Stampin’ Up!’s 25 Anniversary in addition to $25 in Hostess money. Spend $400 (or host a party with $400 in total sales) and you get 8 FREE Sale-A-Bration items, the Silver Glimmer Paper and a Sycamore Street Product Bundle (Stamp Set, Ribbon, Buttons, Designer Series Paper) plus $65 in Hostess money and one item at 50% off. How cool is that?! (Does not include tax and shipping)

Do you ever feel the need to make something that means something but don’t think you have the time? Or you like to be creative but don’t want to buy a ton of supplies? Well, you don’t have any excuses anymore! Introducing Paper Pumpkin from Stampin’ Up! Each month you will receive a kit that contains all of the items (except adhesive) that you need to make a project, all for just $19.95. Each kit will ship out on or around the 15th of each month. You can cancel at any time, but who would want to?! Go ahead, sign up and get some crafting therapy for only $19.95 including shipping! Click here now! Don’t forget to choose me as your Demonstrator, Justin Krieger – Bethpage, NY! :-)

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 Spring Catalog!

Mojo 282

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Well, that Monday felt longer than the whole weekend! How was your Monday? It was actually a pretty nice day here yesterday but all good things must come to an end and it’s supposed to start raining here later on today. I spoke to my friend Angie in Missouri today and she said they had a ton of snow and are supposed to get more, I told her better her than me!

It’s Tuesday so that means it’s Mojo Monday for today’s post. This week we have a lovely sketch from Julee Tllman…

Mojo282

As always, I chose square, 4 1/4 x 4 1/4 to be exact! The base of my card is Midnight Muse Card Stock. I took a piece of Whisper White and stamped some images from the Clockworks Stamp Set in Midnight Muse. Some Soft Suede is embossed with the Argyle Textured Impressions Embossing Folder and flagged on the right side. The celebrate is form the Feeling Sentimental Stamp Set from Sale-A-Bration and is also stamped in Midnight Muse on River Rock and adhered to the card with Stampin’ Dimensionals. I stamped the pocket watch in Soft Suede on River Rock and cut it out with my Paper Snips. The 1 1/4″ Circle punch punches out the middle perfectly. The clock face is stamped in Midnight Muse on Whisper White and is punched out with the 1 3/8″ Circle Punch and adhered to the back with some 2-Way Glue. I stamped the hands and cut them out with my Paper Snips too. A Metallic 3/16″ Brad holds it to the face and a Stampin’ Dimensional adheres it to the card. Some great neutrals paired with Midnight Muse and you have an awesome masculine birthday card. I hope you enjoyed my card for this week’s Mojo Monday Sketch Challenge. Thanks so much for taking some time to stop by today. Have yourselves a great day! 🙂

Stampin’ Up! products used:

Card Stock: Whisper White, Midnight Muse, River Rock and Soft Suede

Ink: Soft Suede and Midnight Muse Classic Stampin’ Ink

Stamp Sets: Clockworks and Feeling Sentimental Clear Mount

Embossing Folder: Argyle

Punches: 1 1/4″ Circle and 1 3/8″ Circle

Embellishments: Metallic 3/16″ Brads

Tools: Big Shot, 2-Way Glue, Stampin’ Dimensionals and SNAIL

Mojo 282

Clockworks CM

Feeling Sentimental

Argyle Textured Impressions Embossing Folder

1 1:4%22 Circle

1 3:8%22 Circle Punch

Brads Metallic 3:16

For a limited time you can get the Sent with Love Bundle now through April 30, 2013. It comes with the Sent with Love Clear Mount Stamp set, Sent with Love Designer Series Paper and a package of Calypso Coral Bakers Twine for only $25.50. That’s 20% off the price if you bought them individually!

Sale-A-Bration is here! If you spend $150 you will also get a pack of Silver Glimmer Paper to celebrate Stampin’ Up!’s 25 Anniversary in addition to $25 in Hostess money. Spend $400 (or host a party with $400 in total sales) and you get 8 FREE Sale-A-Bration items, the Silver Glimmer Paper and a Sycamore Street Product Bundle (Stamp Set, Ribbon, Buttons, Designer Series Paper) plus $65 in Hostess money and one item at 50% off. How cool is that?! (Does not include tax and shipping)

Do you ever feel the need to make something that means something but don’t think you have the time? Or you like to be creative but don’t want to buy a ton of supplies? Well, you don’t have any excuses anymore! Introducing Paper Pumpkin from Stampin’ Up! Each month you will receive a kit that contains all of the items (except adhesive) that you need to make a project, all for just $19.95. Each kit will ship out on or around the 15th of each month. You can cancel at any time, but who would want to?! Go ahead, sign up and get some crafting therapy for only $19.95 including shipping! Click here now! Don’t forget to choose me as your Demonstrator, Justin Krieger – Bethpage, NY! :-)

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 Spring Catalog!

Pals Paper Arts 153

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I say it every Monday but the weekend just flew by! I was in Manhattan yesterday morning, I slept late so I missed breakfast but did have lunch with Kimmie. I took the train in so I got some stuff done on my iPad which was nice. The subway at 34th Street smelled unusually like a bathroom today, always a pleasant way to begin a ride. I hope that you all had a nice weekend, albeit a short one. 🙂

Today’s post is for the Pals Paper Arts sketch. First, thank you to Mary Fish (one of the first blogs I followed!) for choosing my card for her pick! You can see the winners list on Pals site here and my original post here. Now for today’s card we have a sketch from Margaret Moody…

PPA 153

I decided to keep my card very monochrome. The base of the card is Rich Razzleberry Card Stock. I rounded three of the corners with the 3/4″ Circle Punch and did the same to the Whisper White background piece. The Let’s Celebrate and the cake are from the Make a Wish Stamp Set and both are stamped in Rich Razzleberry. The cake is cut out with the Ovals Collection Framelits Dies and backed with a piece of Rich Razzleberry, also cut out with the Ovals, and pierced around the edge with the Occasion Paper-Piercing Pack and Paper-Piercing Tool. The two strips of paper are from the Sycamore Street Designer Series Paper Pack from Sale-A-Bration. The only thing left to do was adhere the cake to the card with some Stampin’ Dimensionals. The simplicity of the card and the monochromatic color makes it good for a a guy or a girl. I hope that you enjoyed my Pals Paper Arts card. Thank you for checking and have yourselves a pleasant day!

Stampin’ Up! products used:

Card Stock: Whisper White and Rich Razzleberry

Designer Series Paper: Sycamore Street

Ink: Rich Razzleberry Classic Stampin’ Ink

Stamp Set: Make a Wish Clear Mount

Framelits: Ovals Collection

Punch: 3/4″ Circle

Tools: Big Shot, Occasions Paper-Piercing Pack, Paper-Piercing Tool, Stampin’ Dimensionals and SNAIL

PPA 153

Make a Wish CM

Sycamore Street DSP

Ovals Collection Framelits

Occasions Paper-Piercing Pack

3:4%22 Circle Punch

For a limited time you can get the Sent with Love Bundle now through April 30, 2013. It comes with the Sent with Love Clear Mount Stamp set, Sent with Love Designer Series Paper and a package of Calypso Coral Bakers Twine for only $25.50. That’s 20% off the price if you bought them individually!

Sale-A-Bration is here! If you spend $150 you will also get a pack of Silver Glimmer Paper to celebrate Stampin’ Up!’s 25 Anniversary in addition to $25 in Hostess money. Spend $400 (or host a party with $400 in total sales) and you get 8 FREE Sale-A-Bration items, the Silver Glimmer Paper and a Sycamore Street Product Bundle (Stamp Set, Ribbon, Buttons, Designer Series Paper) plus $65 in Hostess money and one item at 50% off. How cool is that?! (Does not include tax and shipping)

Do you ever feel the need to make something that means something but don’t think you have the time? Or you like to be creative but don’t want to buy a ton of supplies? Well, you don’t have any excuses anymore! Introducing Paper Pumpkin from Stampin’ Up! Each month you will receive a kit that contains all of the items (except adhesive) that you need to make a project, all for just $19.95. Each kit will ship out on or around the 15th of each month. You can cancel at any time, but who would want to?! Go ahead, sign up and get some crafting therapy for only $19.95 including shipping! Click here now! Don’t forget to choose me as your Demonstrator, Justin Krieger – Bethpage, NY! :-)

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 Spring Catalog!

Paper Players #134 :-)

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Hello peeps! My Saturday just flew by, how about you? I’m off to Manhattan this morning to see Kim and Isabella. It rained here all day yesterday just like they promised, it’s supposed to clear up at some point today. Hopefully the latter part of today will go by a little more slowly!

It’s Sunday and that means it Paper Players time! First, congratulations to Lisa for being my Cut Above for last week’s challenge with her cute baby card! This week we have a Clean and Simple sketch from the lovely Jaydee…

Paper Players 134 2-24-2013

I have been loving the CAS cards of late and this really is the perfect sketch for it. The base of my card is Naturals White Card Stock and I rounded the lower right corner with the 1″ Circle Punch. A strip of Tea for Two Designer Series Paper is adhered down the right side. I cut out a piece of So Saffron and Early Espresso with the Window Frames Collection Framelits Dies. The Early Espresso piece is cut out again with a smaller one to form a frame. The So Saffron piece is embossed with the Perfect Polkadots Textured Impressions Embossing Folder. I adhered the frame to the base with Stampin’ Dimensional pieces. The middle image is from the Friendship Preserves Stamp Set and is stamped in Lucky Limeade and also is cut out with the Window Frames Collection Framelits Dies. I markered the hello with my Early Espresso Stampin’ Write Marker, scored it and flagged the ends, then folded it and adhered it to the Lucky Limeade image with a Stampin’ Dimensional. The friend is from the Family Reunion Stamp Set and is stamped in Early Espresso directly on to the card base. I really like the framed window and the popped up hello. I hope you enjoyed my Guest Designer card for this week’s Paper Players challenge. Don’t forget to stop by the blog to see what all of the other designers have come up and enter one of yours, you might be my pick for Cut Above next week! Enjoy your Sunday!

Stampin’ Up! products used:

Card Stock: Naturals White, So Saffron, Very Vanilla and Early Espresso

Designer Series Paper: Tea for Two

Ink: Early Espresso and Lucky Limeade Classic Stampin’ Ink

Marker: Early Espresso Stampin’ Write Marker

Stamp Sets: Friendship Preserves and Family Reunion Clear Mount

Embossing Folder: Perfect Polkadots

Punch: 1″ Circle

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

Paper Players GD 134

Friendship Preserves CM

Family Reunioun CM

Tea for Two DSP

Perfect Polka Dots Texture Embossing Folder

Window Frames Collection Framelits Dies

1%22 Circle Punch

For a limited time you can get the Sent with Love Bundle now through April 30, 2013. It comes with the Sent with Love Clear Mount Stamp set, Sent with Love Designer Series Paper and a package of Calypso Coral Bakers Twine for only $25.50. That’s 20% off the price if you bought them individually!

Sale-A-Bration is here! If you spend $150 you will also get a pack of Silver Glimmer Paper to celebrate Stampin’ Up!’s 25 Anniversary in addition to $25 in Hostess money. Spend $400 (or host a party with $400 in total sales) and you get 8 FREE Sale-A-Bration items, the Silver Glimmer Paper and a Sycamore Street Product Bundle (Stamp Set, Ribbon, Buttons, Designer Series Paper) plus $65 in Hostess money and one item at 50% off. How cool is that?! (Does not include tax and shipping)

Do you ever feel the need to make something that means something but don’t think you have the time? Or you like to be creative but don’t want to buy a ton of supplies? Well, you don’t have any excuses anymore! Introducing Paper Pumpkin from Stampin’ Up! Each month you will receive a kit that contains all of the items (except adhesive) that you need to make a project, all for just $19.95. Each kit will ship out on or around the 15th of each month. You can cancel at any time, but who would want to?! Go ahead, sign up and get some crafting therapy for only $19.95 including shipping! Click here now! Don’t forget to choose me as your Demonstrator, Justin Krieger – Bethpage, NY! :-)

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 Spring Catalog!

Freshly Made Sketches #74

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Hey there peeps, how are we all this Saturday morning? Things are good on my end. I came home last night and Taylor and I blasted some music while I crafted for about 4 hours! Now that is an exciting Friday night huh?! I know how to have a good time! LOL! I hope that your Friday night was more exciting than mine, not that I didn’t thoroughly enjoy myself!

Today’s post is for this week Freshly Made Sketches Challenge. I’m a few days behind this week so I’m playing catch up. This week our sketch is provided by Allisa…

Freshly Made Sketches #74

A super simple sketch indeed! The base of my card is a recently neglected color of mine, Wisteria Wonder Card Stock. I rounded the right corners with the 1″ Circle Punch. I then cut out a piece of Crumb Cake with the Ovals Collection Framelits Dies and used the Occasions Paper-Piercing Pack and Paper-Piercing Tool to pierce around the scalloped edge. I stamped the image with the Swallowtail Clear Mount Stamp in Wisteria Wonder on Very Vanilla and cut that out with the Ovals Framelits too. It’s adhered to the Crumb Cake piece with SNAIL and then to the card base. The greeting is from the Loving Thoughts Stamp Set and is stamped in Wisteria Wonder. I used my Paper Snips to flag the ends and the Occasions Paper-Piercing Pack to pierce the chevrons on the edges. Some SNAIL holds it in place. I love the Wisteria and Crumb together, it’s a nice sooting color combination don’t you think? I hoep you enjoyed my card for this week’s Freshly Made Sketches Challenge. Thank you for visiting, you make my day! I hope that your Saturday is a good one!

Stampin’ Up! products used:

Card Stock: Very Vanilla, Crumb Cake and Wisteria Wonder

Ink: Wisteria Wonder Classic Stampin’ Ink

Stamp Sets: Loving Thoughts and Swallowtail Clear Mount

Framelits: Ovals Collection

Tools: Big Shot, Occasions Paper-Piering Pack, Paper-Piercing Tool, Paper Snips, and SNAIL

FMS #74

Swallowtail CM

Loving Thoughts CM

Ovals Collection Framelits

Occasions Paper-Piercing Pack

1%22 Circle Punch

For a limited time you can get the Sent with Love Bundle now through April 30, 2013. It comes with the Sent with Love Clear Mount Stamp set, Sent with Love Designer Series Paper and a package of Calypso Coral Bakers Twine for only $25.50. That’s 20% off the price if you bought them individually!

Sale-A-Bration is here! If you spend $150 you will also get a pack of Silver Glimmer Paper to celebrate Stampin’ Up!’s 25 Anniversary in addition to $25 in Hostess money. Spend $400 (or host a party with $400 in total sales) and you get 8 FREE Sale-A-Bration items, the Silver Glimmer Paper and a Sycamore Street Product Bundle (Stamp Set, Ribbon, Buttons, Designer Series Paper) plus $65 in Hostess money and one item at 50% off. How cool is that?! (Does not include tax and shipping)

Do you ever feel the need to make something that means something but don’t think you have the time? Or you like to be creative but don’t want to buy a ton of supplies? Well, you don’t have any excuses anymore! Introducing Paper Pumpkin from Stampin’ Up! Each month you will receive a kit that contains all of the items (except adhesive) that you need to make a project, all for just $19.95. Each kit will ship out on or around the 15th of each month. You can cancel at any time, but who would want to?! Go ahead, sign up and get some crafting therapy for only $19.95 including shipping! Click here now! Don’t forget to choose me as your Demonstrator, Justin Krieger – Bethpage, NY! :-)

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 Spring Catalog!

Create with Connie and Mary 240

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Happy Friday to you all! I’m always happy on Friday! It is still bitterly cold here and windy. It’s supposed to rain and possibly snow a little over the weekend, mostly on Saturday. It sounds to me like that will make it a perfect crafty day! Who doesn’t like a rainy day to just sit inside and create?! What are you all up to this weekend?

Since it’s Friday that means it’s Create with Connie and Mary day! This week the talented ladies have given us a color challenge…

CCMC 240

I was a little puzzled when I first saw it. I thought flowers possibly and then I thought that one of my favorite sets might work well with them. I started off with a base of Daffodil Delight Card Stock. For the main panel I masked off the middle with a piece of printer paper and stamped the images from the Fine Feathers Stamp Set in Melon Mambo and Basic Gray. I removed the mask and used my Stamp-a-ma-jig to stamp the greeting from the Vintage Verses Stamp Set that is part of Sale-A-Bration in Basic Gray. Two thin strips of Melon Mambo are adhered with 2-Way Glue along the top and bottom of the middle of the panel. I adhered some Basic Gray behind it and then adhered it to the base. For a little finishing touch I stamped another feather in Daffodil Delight, cut it out with my Paper Snips and adhered it to the card with Stampin’ Dimensionals. I really do love the Fine Feather Stamp Set and the colors work pretty well with it I think! I hope that you enjoyed my Create with Connie and Mary color challenge card for this week. Thank you so much for spending some time with me today and I hope that you have a fun Friday!

Stampin’ Up! products used:

Card Stock: Whisper White, Daffodil Delight, Basic Gray and Melon Mambo

Ink: Melon Mambo, Basic Gray and Daffodil Delight Classic Stampin’ Ink

Stamp Sets: Fine Feathers and Vintage Verses Clear Mount

Tools: Paper Snips, 2-Way Glue, Stampin’ Dimensionals and SNAIL

CCMC 240

Fine Feathers CM

Vinatge Verses

For a limited time you can get the Sent with Love Bundle now through April 30, 2013. It comes with the Sent with Love Clear Mount Stamp set, Sent with Love Designer Series Paper and a package of Calypso Coral Bakers Twine for only $25.50. That’s 20% off the price if you bought them individually!

Sale-A-Bration is here! If you spend $150 you will also get a pack of Silver Glimmer Paper to celebrate Stampin’ Up!’s 25 Anniversary in addition to $25 in Hostess money. Spend $400 (or host a party with $400 in total sales) and you get 8 FREE Sale-A-Bration items, the Silver Glimmer Paper and a Sycamore Street Product Bundle (Stamp Set, Ribbon, Buttons, Designer Series Paper) plus $65 in Hostess money and one item at 50% off. How cool is that?! (Does not include tax and shipping)

Do you ever feel the need to make something that means something but don’t think you have the time? Or you like to be creative but don’t want to buy a ton of supplies? Well, you don’t have any excuses anymore! Introducing Paper Pumpkin from Stampin’ Up! Each month you will receive a kit that contains all of the items (except adhesive) that you need to make a project, all for just $19.95. Each kit will ship out on or around the 15th of each month. You can cancel at any time, but who would want to?! Go ahead, sign up and get some crafting therapy for only $19.95 including shipping! Click here now! Don’t forget to choose me as your Demonstrator, Justin Krieger – Bethpage, NY! :-)

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 Spring Catalog!

Paper Craft Crew Sketch 30

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Hello everyone! Did you enjoy the Control Freaks February Blog Tour yesterday?! I thought it was great! Such amazing projects all made with supplies from the Spring Catalog. They should help get your creativity flowing for a bit. Now for your weather update! LOL! It was really cold and windy here all day yesterday and it’s supposed to be cold today and windy too so more of the same from yesterday. Oh Spring… where are you?!

Today I have my Paper Craft Crew Design Team Card for you. It’s a day late due to the tour yesterday, better late than never! This week we have a sketch for you…

PCCCCS030 TMM 2-20-2013

There are some nice layers on this one and I wanted to use some old and some new so here is what I came up with. The base of my card is Whisper White Card Stock. The background is a simple piece of Early Espresso. On the top part is a piece of paper from the Sycamore Street Designer Series Paper Pack that is part of Sale-A-Bration. A small square of Early Espresso is on top of that to the right and there are three white Neutrals Brads in the right corner. Next up is a strip of Summer Starfruit that I stamped in Early Espresso with the Amazing Accent Stampin’ Around Wheel. The circle is a piece of Whisper White that I punched out with the 2 1/2″ Circle Punch. For the flowers I used the World Treasures Stamp Set and stamped them in Summer Starfruit. The greeting is from the Bloomin’ Marvelous Stamp Set that is also part of Sale-A-Bration and is stamped in Early Espresso. A piece of Early Espresso 1/4″ Stitched Grosgrain Ribbon is adhered around the back of the Summer Starfruit piece. I used a Naturals Designer Button and a white brad from a recent clearance rack purchase that I cut the legs off of and adhered to the button with Mini Glue Dots on the top of the button. Under it is a piece of Whisper White that I stamped with the teeny butterflies from the Itty Bitties Stamp Set in Early Espresso and punched out with the Jewelry Tag Punch. I like the way the mix of patterns from the paper and stamps works together and I love the colors. I hope that you enjoyed my Paper Craft Crew Design Team card for this week’s sketch challenge. Head on over to the blog and see what my teammates have come up with and enter a card of you own for me to take a look at! Thank you so much for taking some time to visit me today. I hope you all have a glorious day! 🙂

Stampin’ Up! products used:

Card Stock: Whisper White, Early Espresso and Summer Starfruit

Designer Series Paper: Sycamore Street

Ink: Summer Starfruit and Early Espresso Classic Stampin’ Ink

Stamp Sets: World Treasures and Bloomin’ Marvelous Clear Mount, Itty Bitties Wood Mount and Amazing Accent Stampin’ Around Wheel

Embellishments: Early Espresso 1/4″ Stitched Grosgrain Ribbon, Neutrals 3/16″ Brads and Neutrals Jumbo 5/16″  Brads (Vintage)

Punches: 2 1/2″ Circle Punch and Jewelry Tag Punch

Tools: Paper-Piercing Tool, Stampin’ Pierce Mat, Mini Glue Dots, Stampin’ Dimensionals and SNAIL

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World Treasures CM

Itty Bitties WM

Amazing Accent Wheel

Bloomin' Marvelous

Sycamore Street DSP

2 1:2%22 Circle Punch

Jewelry Tag Punch

Naturals Designer Buttons

Neutrals Brads Collection

Early Espresso Stitched Grosgrain Ribbon

For a limited time you can get the Sent with Love Bundle now through April 30, 2013. It comes with the Sent with Love Clear Mount Stamp set, Sent with Love Designer Series Paper and a package of Calypso Coral Bakers Twine for only $25.50. That’s 20% off the price if you bought them individually!

Sale-A-Bration is here! If you spend $150 you will also get a pack of Silver Glimmer Paper to celebrate Stampin’ Up!’s 25 Anniversary in addition to $25 in Hostess money. Spend $400 (or host a party with $400 in total sales) and you get 8 FREE Sale-A-Bration items, the Silver Glimmer Paper and a Sycamore Street Product Bundle (Stamp Set, Ribbon, Buttons, Designer Series Paper) plus $65 in Hostess money and one item at 50% off. How cool is that?! (Does not include tax and shipping)

Do you ever feel the need to make something that means something but don’t think you have the time? Or you like to be creative but don’t want to buy a ton of supplies? Well, you don’t have any excuses anymore! Introducing Paper Pumpkin from Stampin’ Up! Each month you will receive a kit that contains all of the items (except adhesive) that you need to make a project, all for just $19.95. Each kit will ship out on or around the 15th of each month. You can cancel at any time, but who would want to?! Go ahead, sign up and get some crafting therapy for only $19.95 including shipping! Click here now! Don’t forget to choose me as your Demonstrator, Justin Krieger – Bethpage, NY! :-)

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 Spring Catalog!

Control Freaks February Blog Tour!

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Hello everyone and welcome to the February Control Freaks Blog Tour! This month’s tour features projects from the 2013 Spring Catalog. If you are following the tour you have arrived here form the very talented Connie Babbert’s blog. She always has such awesome projects doesn’t she?! I have two projects to share with you today. The first one is a journal an the second one is an album with a matching box.

First up is the journal. I found these white journals in Target in the dollar section a few months ago and I thought it would be perfect to decorate with some Stampin’ Up! goodies! The background is created using some So Saffron Card Stock and the Honeycomb Textured Impressions Embossing Folder. On top of that is one of the Tea Lace Doilies with a piece of Early Espresso that I cut out with the Delicate Doilies Large Sizzlit. The pinwheels are made from Tea for Two Designer Series Paper. I cut out the squares from the paper and then cut down from the corner and used my Bone Folder to curl them a little. A quick punch with the 1/16″ Circle Punch and a Metallic Brad and they are done. They are held in place with Some Stampin’ Dimensionals. The greeting is from the Made for You Stamp Set and is stamped in Early Espresso, punched out with the Large Oval Punch and backed with a piece of Island Indigo that is punched out with the Scallop Oval Punch. A nice fun spring journal that you could use to jot down thoughts or give as a nice gift to a friend.

Control Freaks Feb Blog Tour Journal

Next up is the album and matching box. The box is made with the Simply Scored Scoring Tool using Not Quite Navy and Daffodil Delight. The top of the box is decorated with a background of Daffodil Delight that I stamped with the Netting Background Stamp in Daffodil Delight. A piece of Crumb Cake is cut out with the Oval Collection Framelits Dies. On top of that is a piece of paper from the Parker’s Patterns Designer Series Paper that I flagged on both ends. A piece of Very Vanilla is stamped with the Basic Label Single Stamp in Cajun Craze and cut out with the Apothecary Accents Framelits Die. The year is stamped in Island Indigo using the Memorable Moments Stamp Set and backed with a piece of Marina Mist. Two Neutrals Brads are on either side. The SF is stamped in Not Quite Navy from the Morning Post Alphabet Stamp Set and adhered with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Control Freaks Feb Blog Tour Box

The cover also uses Parker’s Prints Designer Series Paper and the Basic Label Stamp. A piece of Very Vanilla is stamped with the image from the Oh, Hello! Stamp Set in Crumb Cake and cut out with the Ovals Collection Framelits Dies. The California is stamped in Not Quite Navy with the Simply Serif Mini Alphabet. A Silver Basic Designer with some Very Vanilla 1/8″ Taffeta Ribbon Ribbon threaded and  is adhered with some Mini Glue Dots in the upper left. Some Natural 7/16″ Ribbon Trim holds it together.

Control Freaks Feb Blog Tour Album

All of the pages inside use Parker’s Prints Designer Series Paper too. On the first page I stamped the tickets from the That’s the Ticket Stamp Set in Not Quite Navy and punched them out with Ticket Duo Builder Punch. On the second page the sister is from the Amazing Family Stamp Set and is stamped in Cajun Craze. On page three I used images from the By the Tide Stamp Set and they are stamped in Early Espresso and Cherry Cobbler. All of the pictures are of my friends Kim and Angie on their vacation to San Francisco.

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Control Freaks Feb Blog Tour Album Pg 2

Control Freaks Feb Blog Tour Album Pg 3

Control Freaks Feb Blog Your Album & Box

I hope that you enjoyed my projects and that you have gotten some inspiration from them. The Spring Catalog has some great and varied products in it you are sure to find something for any project you need to make.

Now you are off to see what clever Dawn Olchefske has in store for you. She always has some inspiring projects so enjoy your stop and thanks for checking in with me!

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Stampin’ Up! products used:

Card Stock: Very Vanilla, So Saffron, Island Indigo, Early Espresso, Not Quite Navy, Daffodil Delight, Cajun Craze, Marina Mist and Cherry Cobbler

Designer Series Paper: Tea for Two and Parker’s Patterns

Ink: Early Espresso, Not Quite Navy, Cajun Craze, Early Espresso and Cherry Cobbler Classic Stampin’ Ink

Stamp Sets: Made for You, Simply Serif Mini Alphabet, Morning Post Alphabet, Basic Label Single, That’s the Ticket, Amazing Family, By The Tide and Oh, Hello! Clear Mount and Netting Background

Framelits: Ovals Collection, Apothecary Accents

Embossing Folder: Honeycomb

Punches: Large Oval, Scallop Oval, 1/2″ Circle and Ticket Duo Builder

Sizzlits: Delicate Doilies Large

Embellishments: Tea Lace Paper Doilies, Metallic Brads, Very Vanilla 1/8″ Taffeta Ribbon, Silver Designer Buttons and Natural 7/16″ Ribbon Trim

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

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Good morning! I thought for sure I was going to freeze fast to the pavement yesterday! It was so cold and windy here but thankfully by the afternoon it had warmed up a bit. It was a balmy 36 degrees here around 5:00pm! The rest of the week isn’t supposed to be much better. But on the bright side it’s always nice and warm in my crafty corner! LOL!

Being as it’s Tuesday and I like to follow a schedule I have my Mojo Monday Sketch Challenge card for you today. Our sketch this week is provided by the lovely Mary Fish…

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Great simple circles! I decided to go with hexagons, a lot of hexagons! The base of my card is Very Vanilla Card Stock. I embossed a piece of Pool Party Core’dinations Card Stock with the Honeycomb Textured Impressions Embossing Folder and used the Stampin’ Sanding System to rough it up! Before I adhered the background to the card I used some Sticky Strip to hold a piece of Primrose Petals 3/8″ Stitched Satin Ribbon in place. The large hexagons are cut out from the More Amore Specialty Designer Series Paper Pack. I used the same method that I used last time to cut them out. Cut a piece of paper that is 2″ x 2 1/4″ and measure across the long side 1/2″ in on each side and halfway down on the short side. Use your Paper Snips to cut off the angles and you have a hexagon! Mine are all adhered to the background with Stampin’ Dimensionals. The greeting is form the Ciao, Baby! Stamp Set and is stamped in Primrose Petals and punched out with the Petite Curly Label Punch. I like the simplicity of the card and the hexagons are great. I’m wishing that Stampin’ Up! gets some Hexagon Framelits soon, hint, hint! I hope that you like my Mojo Monday Sketch Challenge card for this week. Thank you all so very much for checking in with me today. Don’t forget to come back tomorrow night for the Control Freaks Blog Tour! Hope to see you then!

Stampin’ Up products used:

Card Stock: Very Vanilla

Specialty Card Stock: Pool Party Core’dinations

Designer Series Paper: More Amore Specialty

Ink: Primrose Petals Classic Stampin’ Ink

Stamp Set: Ciao, Baby! Clear Mount

Embossing Folder: Honeycomb

Punch: Petite Curly Label

Embellishments: Primrose Petals 3/8″ Stitched Satin Ribbon

Tools: Big Shot, Stampin’ Sanding System, Paper Snips, Sticky Strip, Stampin’ Dimensionals and SNAIL

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Ciao Baby! CM

Honeycomb Texture Impressions EF

More Amore Specialty DSP

Primrose Petals 3:8%22 Stitched Satin Ribbon

For a limited time you can get the Sent with Love Bundle now through April 30, 2013. It comes with the Sent with Love Clear Mount Stamp set, Sent with Love Designer Series Paper and a package of Calypso Coral Bakers Twine for only $25.50. That’s 20% off the price if you bought them individually!

Sale-A-Bration is here! If you spend $150 you will also get a pack of Silver Glimmer Paper to celebrate Stampin’ Up!’s 25 Anniversary in addition to $25 in Hostess money. Spend $400 (or host a party with $400 in total sales) and you get 8 FREE Sale-A-Bration items, the Silver Glimmer Paper and a Sycamore Street Product Bundle (Stamp Set, Ribbon, Buttons, Designer Series Paper) plus $65 in Hostess money and one item at 50% off. How cool is that?! (Does not include tax and shipping)

Do you ever feel the need to make something that means something but don’t think you have the time? Or you like to be creative but don’t want to buy a ton of supplies? Well, you don’t have any excuses anymore! Introducing Paper Pumpkin from Stampin’ Up! Each month you will receive a kit that contains all of the items (except adhesive) that you need to make a project, all for just $19.95. Each kit will ship out on or around the 15th of each month. You can cancel at any time, but who would want to?! Go ahead, sign up and get some crafting therapy for only $19.95 including shipping! Click here now! Don’t forget to choose me as your Demonstrator, Justin Krieger – Bethpage, NY! :-)

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 Spring Catalog!

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