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Fab Friday 34

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It’s Friday! Thank the lord! This week has been a not that great week at work. We have the Job Fair at the college this morning and I need to be there at 7:00. I was working on three different projects all at the same time yesterday, if I was a computer my processor would be fried! LOL! But today will be a good day, I will make it a good day! How’s that for some positive thoughts! I also got to see my buddy Andrew last night, always a nice way to end the day! And you guys always brighten my day with your comments. Danielle wanted me to thank you all for your lovely comments about her card. She showed everyone at work yesterday, she was so proud! Making peoples days brighter, that is what my amazing blog readers do! 🙂

It has been a few week’s but we’re back! It’s time for the Fab Friday challenge!! This week we have a fun color combo for you…

Fab Fri 34 Sketch 1-31-2014

As I looked at I thought… those colors look familiar, where have I… ahh… the Fresh Prints Designer Series Paper Stack (Cue lightbulb above head! LOL!). The base of my card is Whisper White Card Stock. I used a few different patterns from the Fresh Prints Designer Series Paper Stack for my strips. The Crumb Cake Circle is punched out with the 2 1/2″ Circle Punch. My flowers are from the Simple Stems Stamp Set and are stamped in Pool Party and Real Red. Have you noticed that when I use this DSP I have a mental block?! I always want to use Pool Party instead of Coastal Cabana! I actually do like the Pool party for the flower though! My greeting, from the Express Yourself Host(ess) Stamp Set, is stamped Versa-Mark and White Stampin’ Emboss Powder on a piece of Real Red with flagged ends. A few Basic Jewel Rhinestones scattered around complete the card. Not overly complicated but I really do like the layering. And there you have my first Design Team card for the Fab Friday challenge for 2014! Pay a visit to the blog and see what my fellow design Team members have come up with and enter your card in the gallery for us to see! Thank you so much for checking in, you guys really do make my day and I hope that you all have a fabulous Friday! 🙂

Fab Friday 34-JK-WM

Stampin’ Up! products used:

Card Stock: Whisper White, Crumb Cake and Real Red

Designer Series Paper Fresh Prints Stack

Ink: Real Red and Pool Party Classic Stampin’ Ink

Specialty Ink: Versa-Mark

Embossing Powder: White Stampin’ Emboss

Stamp Sets: Simple Stems and Express Yourself (Host(ess)) Clear Mount

Punch: 2 1/2″ Circle Punch

Embellishments: Basic Jewels Rhinestones

Tool: Heat Tool, Paper Snips, Stampin’ Dimensionals and SNAIL

Simple Stems CM

Express Yourself CM

Fresh Prints DSP Stack

2 1:2%22 Circle Punch

White Stampin' Emboss Powder

Basic Rhinestones

Current Promotions:

It’s time for Sale-A-Bration! January 28th thru March 31st get a free product from the 2014 Sale-A-Bration Catalog for every $50 you spend (does not include tax and shipping). Click HERE for a PDF of the Catalog!

Big Clearance Rack Sale starts today! New items added up to 80% off!

It’s here! The 2014 Occasions Catalog is ready for you to place your order! It’s packed with fun trendy products and quick kits! Click on the image in the sidebar and place your order today!

Need some cards quicky? Stampin’ Up! has a brand new kit that allows you to create 20 cards, all you need is some adhesive and you’re all set. Click here for the Everyday Occasion Card Kit!

Make your own stamp! New Undefined stamp carving kit. Available now! Click here for the PDF.

Check out all of the Photopolymer Stamp Sets! The latest ones are Countless Sayings 1 & 2. It’s a completely clear stamping option you are going to love!

Mojo 330 & Guest Card Maker

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Ahh… Thursday, one more day to go! Don’t you just love the countdown to the weekend?! I know I do! Most of the snow that we got yesterday morning has blown away, it was nice and windy and cold here again. Work you ask, well it was crazy busy again! I did have a fun evening though. Danielle came over and we went to Friday’s for dinner. We even had some desert, the Tennessee Whiskey Cake and it was mind blowing-ly amazing! After dinner We came back to the house and Danielle sat at the craft desk and made her very first card. It’s a Valentine’s Day card for her boyfriend Derek. I think that she did a fantastic job! I love the colors and there is just enough grey to make it masculine but a good bit of love too! Here it is…

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She colored the love in to make it look a little chalky and the Designer Series Paper is the “Vintage” More Amore from last year’s Occasions Catalog. I love the Smoky Slate with the paper, too bad we didn’t have that color last year! 🙂

Now on to my post for today which is for this week’s Mojo Monday sketch…

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A fun tall & skinny card! My card starts off with a base of Whisper White Card Stock. A piece of Strawberry Slush and a piece of Gold Designer Vellum with some Gold Sequin Trim create the background. Next up is a piece of Blushing Bride that I embossed with the Decorative Dots Textured Impressions Embossing Folder from Sale-A-Bration. I stamped the Flowerful Heart in Strawberry Slush and cut it out with the Hearts Collection Framelits Dies. A piece of Coastal Cabana is cut out with them too and paper-pierced using the Occasions Paper-Piercing Pack. My greeting is form the “Vintage” Perfectly You Host(ess) Stamp Set form the 2013 Holiday Catalog and is cut out with the Hearts a Flutter Framelits Dies. I backed it with a piece of Gold Foil Sheet that I cut out with the Hearts Collection Framelits Dies. Some Stampin’ Dimensionals adhere it all to the card. I really liked the sketch this week and love the heart hanging off the side of the card. I hope that you enjoyed my card for this week’s Mojo Monday sketch challenge and my friend Danielle’s card! Thank you so much for stopping by and enjoy your Thursday! 🙂

Mojo 330-WM

Stampin’ Up! products used:

Card Stock: Whisper White, Strawberry Slush, Blushing Bride and Coastal Cabana

Specialty Card Stock: Gold Foil Sheet

Vellum: Gold Designer

Ink: Strawberry Slush Classic Stampin’ Ink

Stamp Sets: Perfectly You (Host(ess)) (Vintage) Clear Mount and Flowerful Heart Wood Mount

Framelits: Hearts a Flutter and Hearts Collection

Embossing Folder: Decorative Dots

Embellishment: Gold Sequin Trim

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

Flowerful Heart WM

Perfectly You Host(ess) CM

Gold Fancy Foil Vellum

Hearts a Flutter Framelits

Hearts Collection Framelits Dies

Decorative Dots TIEF

Occasions Paper-Piercing Pack

Gold Sequin Trim

Current Promotions:

It’s time for Sale-A-Bration! January 28th thru March 31st get a free product from the 2014 Sale-A-Bration Catalog for every $50 you spend (does not include tax and shipping). Click HERE for a PDF of the Catalog!

Big Clearance Rack Sale starts today! New items added up to 80% off!

It’s here! The 2014 Occasions Catalog is ready for you to place your order! It’s packed with fun trendy products and quick kits! Click on the image in the sidebar and place your order today!

Need some cards quicky? Stampin’ Up! has a brand new kit that allows you to create 20 cards, all you need is some adhesive and you’re all set. Click here for the Everyday Occasion Card Kit!

Make your own stamp! New Undefined stamp carving kit. Available now! Click here for the PDF.

Check out all of the Photopolymer Stamp Sets! The latest ones are Countless Sayings 1 & 2. It’s a completely clear stamping option you are going to love!

Paper Craft Crew 78

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Yeah, Wednesday! Halfway through! I know, I keep wishing my weeks away in flavor of the weekend. But I really do enjoy my weekends! It’s nice and crisp here and I woke to about another inch of snow. No more complaining, just patiently waiting for winter to finish. Work yesterday was really busy, we have a job fair on Friday and when is the best time to start doing everything of it you might ask… well that would be three days prior. Sadly that’s actually a lot of notice for my place. On a happy note my friend Danielle is coming over tonight and we are going to have some diner and she is going to make her boyfriend a Valentine’s card! It will be her first one! If she lets me I’ll share it with you tomorrow! 🙂

It being Wednesday and all means that it’s time for this week’s Paper Craft Crew sketch challenge. This week we have the following for you to work with…

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I stayed pretty true to the layout but I also changed things up a bit. The base of my card is Baked Brown Sugar Card Stock and the background is a piece of Retro Fresh Designer Series Paper. I cut out a piece of So Saffron with the Chalk Talk Framelits Dies and I used the Peachy Keen Stamp Set to stamp the squares in So Saffron. The tag looked a little naked without it! My little shoes and brand new are from the Baby, We’ve Grown Stamp Set, the shoes are stamped in Coastal Cabana and cut out with my Paper Snips and the brand new in Tangerine Tango and cut out with the Starburst Framelits Dies. I flagged both ends of a piece of Coastal Cabana and stamped the greeting from the A Dozen Thoughts Stamp Set in Baked Brown Sugar. Stampin’ Dimensionals help give it a little oomph! So there is my Design Team card for this week’s Paper Craft Crew sketch. I hope that you enjoyed it and don’t forget to check out the blog and see what my clever team-mates have for you for inspiration. Enter your’s in the gallery and you might be picked to be a Featured Artisan! Thanks so much for checking in, have a wonderful Wednesday! 🙂

PCCCS078-JK-WM

Stampin’ Up! products used:

Card Stock: Baked Brown Sugar, So Saffron, Coastal Cabana and Very Vanilla

Designer Series Paper: Retro Fresh

Ink: Coastal Cabana, Tangerine Tango and Baked Brown Sugar Classic Stampin’ Ink

Stamp Sets: Baby, We’ve Grown, A Dozen Thoughts and Peachy Keen Clear Mount

Framelits: Chalk Talk and Starburst

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

Baby, We've Grown CM

A Dozen Thoughts CM

Peachy Keen CM

Retro Fresh DSP

Chalk Talk Framelits

Starburst Framelits Dies

Current Promotions:

It’s time for Sale-A-Bration! January 28th thru March 31st get a free product from the 2014 Sale-A-Bration Catalog for every $50 you spend (does not include tax and shipping). Click HERE for a PDF of the Catalog!

Big Clearance Rack Sale starts today! New items added up to 80% off!

It’s here! The 2014 Occasions Catalog is ready for you to place your order! It’s packed with fun trendy products and quick kits! Click on the image in the sidebar and place your order today!

Need some cards quicky? Stampin’ Up! has a brand new kit that allows you to create 20 cards, all you need is some adhesive and you’re all set. Click here for the Everyday Occasion Card Kit!

Make your own stamp! New Undefined stamp carving kit. Available now! Click here for the PDF.

Check out all of the Photopolymer Stamp Sets! The latest ones are Countless Sayings 1 & 2. It’s a completely clear stamping option you are going to love!

SUO Challenges 89

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Well, we had a little reprieve from the cold today, it got up to 38! That’s warm for us as of late, sad huh?!?! I know that most of the rest of the country is experiencing the same thing as we are here in NY. This has definitely been the worst winter we have had in a long time. Let’s hope that spring gets here quick and that the summer makes up for all of the cold we have had. My day today was quiet, work was calm and I came home and crafted for a bit and then watched a movie. nothing special, just needed to get lost for a little while. I find that if I have a lot on my mind watching something clears it for bit. I also forgot to ask yesterday who watched the Grammy’s? I thought that the best performance of the night was P!nk, that song try is one of my all time favorites! Who did you think was the best?

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Are you all ready for Sale-A-Bration? It starts today so get your wish lists made into orders people! LOL! I had a few orders to place bright and early this morning! Also, the Whole Lotta Love promotion has been extended. There are still some of the Wood Mount Stamp Sets and Paper goodies left. They are only available while supplies last so if you were thinking about getting some now is the time! Click HERE To see a PDF of the Sale-A-Bration Catalog!

Stampin’ Up! has also released their own Texture Boutique Embossing Machine! It’s embossing made easy. Texture Boutique is the perfect, portable tool to create embossed cards, tags, embellishments, and more. Use it with our Stampin’ Up! exclusive Textured Impressions Embossing Folders. Order yours today for only $29.95. Click HERE to download a pdf of the flyer or see it below!

TexturedBoutique_Demo_Flyer_US

Today my post is for the SUO Challenges blog. This time around we ask you to create a one layer card! I do love to make them, though they can be a little challenging, I’m more of a layers person myself! My card is a piece of Very Vanilla Card Stock. All of the stamps are from the Follow My Heart Stamp Set except for the “string” the banners are hung from, that is from the “Vintage” Little Additions Stamp Set. The banners and greeting are stamped in Cherry Cobbler and the Eiffel Tower in Soft Suede. Oh, I told a fib, the little Cherry Cobbler Heart is from the Countless Sayings 1 Photopolymer Stamp Set. Neat how it fits right inside the Eiffel Tower! My trusty Stamp-a-ma-jig helped me line everything up perfectly! A simple but fun one layer card. I hope that you enjoyed my post for the SUO Challenges blog. Don’t forget to head on over to the blog and see what the other design team members have for inspiration for you and then enter your card in the gallery for us to see! Thank you so much for dropping by, have a great day! 🙂

SUO Challenges 89-JK-WM

Stampin’ Up! products used:

Card Stock: Very Vanilla

Ink: Cherry Cobbler and Soft Suede Classic Stampin’ Ink

Stamp Sets: Follow My Heart and Little Additions (Vintage) Clear Mount and Countless Sayings 1 Photopolymer

Tools: Stamp-a-ma-jig

Follow My Heart CM

Countless Sayings 1 PP

Current Promotions:

It’s time for Sale-A-Bration! January 28th thru March 31st get a free product from the 2014 Sale-A-Bration Catalog for every $50 you spend (does not include tax and shipping). Click HERE for a PDF of the Catalog!

Big Clearance Rack Sale starts today! New items added up to 80% off!

It’s here! The 2014 Occasions Catalog is ready for you to place your order! It’s packed with fun trendy products and quick kits! Click on the image in the sidebar and place your order today!

Need some cards quicky? Stampin’ Up! has a brand new kit that allows you to create 20 cards, all you need is some adhesive and you’re all set. Click here for the Everyday Occasion Card Kit!

Make your own stamp! New Undefined stamp carving kit. Available now! Click here for the PDF.

Check out all of the Photopolymer Stamp Sets! The latest ones are Countless Sayings 1 & 2. It’s a completely clear stamping option you are going to love!

Paper Players 180

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It’s Monday again already?! I did have a nice weekend, Saturday was fun and Sunday was relaxing. I ran some errands in the morning and spent some time crafting and the rest of the time surfing the internet. You can always find something to look at on-line. The ways that you can waste your time are almost limitless! Between Facebook, Pinterest and Movie Trailers you could easily kill a whole day! LOL! Oh, Thank you for all of your birthday wishes for my grandmother yesterday, I will be sure and pass them along to her! 🙂

Tomorrow is the big day people! Sale-A-Bration starts! Do you have your lists ready?!?! I have a few orders to put in for customers already! Sale-A-Bration is really good this year, so many fun new goodies! Just a reminder that today is also the last day that you can order from the special Valentine’s Whole Lotta Love Promotion. If you wanted any of the stamp sets, bags or monsters better place that order today!

Today is Monday and that means it’s time for this week’s Paper Players challenge. This week the lovely Ann has an interesting sketch for us…

Paper Players #180

A little pocket on the front with a tag! My card starts off with a base of Real Red Card Stock and the background is a piece of paper from the Fresh Prints Designer Series Paper Stack. The pocket for my tag is a piece of Crumb Cake that I stamped in Crumb Cake with the Off The Grid Stamp and adhered to the base with Sticky Strip. My greeting is from the Love You More Stamp Set and is stamped in Real Red. I rounded the corners with the 3/16″ Corner Rounder and backed it with a piece of Coastal Cabana. Some Stampin’ Dimensionals adhere it to the pocket. My tag is made with the Scallop Tag Topper Punch, I used the same stamp set for the greeting and stamped it three times in Real Red, Coastal Cabana and Bermuda Bay. A piece of “Vintage” Real Red 1/4″ Grosgrain Ribbon fashioned into a bow is adhered to the tag and the tag is slipped into the pocket. Three hearts punched out with the Small Heart Punch from Real Red, Coastal Cabana and Crumb Cake complete the card. I do love the idea of the tag in the pocket, it would also be a great place to slip a gift card into! Thank you, as always, for stopping by to see my card for this week’s Paper Players challenge. I hope that you all have a mayhem free Monday! 🙂

Paper Players 180-WM

Paper Players 180 Open-WM

Stampin’ Up! products used:

Card Stock: Real Red, Crumb Cake, Coastal Cabana and Whisper White

Designer Series Paper: Fresh Prints Stack

Ink: Real Red, Coastal Cabana and Bermuda Bay Classic Stampin’ Ink

Stamp Sets: Love You More Clear Mount and Off the Grid Wood Mount

Punches: Scallop Tag Topper, Small Heart and 3/16″ Corner Rounder

Embellishments: Real Red 1/4″ Grosgrain Ribbon (Vintage)

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

Love You More CM

Off the Grid WM

Fresh Prints DSP Stack

Scallop Tag Topper Punch

Small Heart Punch

3:16%22 Corner Rounder

Current Promotions:

Big Clearance Rack Sale starts today! New items added up to 80% off!

It’s here! The 2014 Occasions Catalog is ready for you to place your order! It’s packed with fun trendy products and quick kits! Click on the image in the sidebar and place your order today!

Need some cards quicky? Stampin’ Up! has a brand new kit that allows you to create 20 cards, all you need is some adhesive and you’re all set. Click here for the Everyday Occasion Card Kit!

Make your own stamp! New Undefined stamp carving kit. Available now! Click here for the PDF.

Check out all of the Photopolymer Stamp Sets! The latest one is Eye-Catching Ikat. It’s a completely clear stamping option you are going to love!

Thinlits Card Dies! A fast and easy way to make a flip fold card! Available August 1st! Click here for the PDF.

Happy 95th Birthday!

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Yesterday didn’t go as slowly as I would have liked! LOL! I did have a nice day. I spoke to Mr. King in the morning and did some crafting. After that I ran some errands and got my haircut and had lunch with a friend. I had a few hours to kill before I headed out to my work party so I did some research for a project. It started snowing here around 4:00, just enough so I had to clean the car off! I stopped and picked up Danielle and the drive was a little slippery but we made it. The party was fun and I do enjoy the people that I work with. I got home around 11:30 and puttered around the house for bit before turning in for the night. How was your day, do anything fun or exciting?!

My card today is for my Grandmother who lives in Pennsylvania. She is turing 95 on January 30th! I hope I make it that age and be in as good a shape as she is! She loves flowers so I had to put some on the card. The card base is Pear Pizzaz Card Stock and my background is a piece of Soft Sky that I stamped with the Woodgrain Background Stamp inked in Soft Sky. A piece of Gingham Garden Designer Series Paper goes down the left side. I stamped the flower from the Peaceful Petals Stamp Set in Basic Black and colored the flowers in with Soft Sky, So Saffron and Pear Pizzaz Stampin’ Write Markers. The Scalloped Tag Topper Punch was used to create my tag and I rounded the bottom corners with the 3/16″ Corner Rounder. A piece of Pear Pizzaz 3/8″ Seam Binding Ribbon tied with some White Bakers Twine completes the tag. My greeting is from the Simply Sketched Host(ess) Stamp Set and is stamped in Basic Black and punched out with the Large Oval Punch. Stampin’ Dimensionals adhere the tag and the greeting to the card. Not overly complicated but I love the way the flowers look colored in! Thanks for dropping by to see my card for today and I hope you have a fun Sunday! 🙂

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Stampin’ Up! products used:

Card Stock: Pear Pizzaz, Soft Sky and Whisper White

Designer Series Paper: Gingham Garden

Ink: Basic Black Classic Stampin’ Ink

Markers: Soft Sky, So Saffron and Pear Pizzaz Stampin’ Write

Stamp Sets: Peaceful Petals and Simply Sketched (Host(ess)) Clear Mount

Punches: Scallop Tag Topper, 3/16″ Corner Rounder and Large Oval

Embellishments: Pear Pizzaz 3/8″ Seam Binding Ribbon and White Bakers Twine

Tools: Stampin’ Dimensionals and SNAIL

Peaceful Petals CM

Simply Sketched Host(ess) CM

Woodgrain WM

Gingham Garden DSP

Scallop Tag Topper Punch

Large Oval Punch

Pear Pizzazz 3:8%22 Taffeta Ribbon

White Bakers Twine

Current Promotions:

Big Clearance Rack Sale starts today! New items added up to 80% off!

It’s here! The 2014 Occasions Catalog is ready for you to place your order! It’s packed with fun trendy products and quick kits! Click on the image in the sidebar and place your order today!

Need some cards quicky? Stampin’ Up! has a brand new kit that allows you to create 20 cards, all you need is some adhesive and you’re all set. Click here for the Everyday Occasion Card Kit!

Make your own stamp! New Undefined stamp carving kit. Available now! Click here for the PDF.

Check out all of the Photopolymer Stamp Sets! The latest one is Eye-Catching Ikat. It’s a completely clear stamping option you are going to love!

Thinlits Card Dies! A fast and easy way to make a flip fold card! Available August 1st! Click here for the PDF.

Pals Paper Arts 189

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Ahh… Saturday, your lack of work makes you a wonderful day! LOL! I had an ok day at work yesterday. I got a box of goodies from Stampin’ Up! which is always nice. I came home and mounted some stamp sets and checked some stuff on the computer. Around 6:45 I went over and met up with Brian and we waited for Heather to come and get us so we could go to dinner. We ended up at Chili’s and I have to say that the portion sizes have gotten noticeably smaller, not that it’s a bad thing but there is definitely a lot less on the plate! After dinner we stopped at Walmart to pick up a few things. I have been looking for a backpack to take with me to Manhattan when I have my little overnight stays and I found one that I think I like. Then I stopped at Starbucks on my way home and saw my friend Meghan. Got home, let Winston out and thought about doing some stuff but changed my mind and decided to relax for a bit instead. All in all a pretty good day!

I just thought I would mention the Paper Pumpkin promotion that Stampin’ Up! has going on right now. If you sign up by February 10th you will get a free set on 2012-2014 In-Color Markers. You can sign up by clicking HERE. You will definitely not be disappointed with the February and March Kits, we got a preview at Leadership and they are great, I have actually ordered two of each! 🙂

Now on to today’s card which is for this week’s Pals Paper Arts. This week Nicole has given us an interesting sketch…

PPA 189

My card begins with a base of Gumball Green Card Stock. The first panel is a piece of Watercolor Wonder Designer Series Paper backed with some Island Indigo. The strip across the bottom is also from the Watercolor Wonder Designer Series Paper Pack and is backed with a piece of Smoky Slate. I used some Stampin’ Dimensionals to adhere it to the base and used the Angled Tag Topper Punch to make my tag. The greeting is from the Love You to the Moon Stamp Set and is stamped in Island Indigo. A piece of Daffodil Delight 1/4″ Stitched Grosgrain Ribbon is tied with a piece of White Bakers Twine on the tag. A few random Basic Jewels Rhinestones scattered across the Moon finish the card. I was trying to think of a way to use the stamp and I think that a tag is perfect! But then again, I’m a little obsessed with tags lately! Thank you so much for stopping by to see my card for this week’s Pals Paper Arts sketch challenge. I hope you enjoyed the card and that you have a great Saturday! 🙂

PPA 189-WM

Stampin’ Up! products used:

Card Stock: Gumball Green, Island Indigo, Smoky Slate and Whisper White

Designer Series Paper: Watercolor Wonder

Ink: Island Indigo Classic Stampin’ Ink

Stamp Set: Love You to the Moon Clear Mount

Punch: Angled Tag Topper

Embellishments: Daffodil Delight 1/4″ Stitched Grosgrain Ribbon, White Bakers Twine and Basic Jewels Rhinestones

Tools: Stampin’ Dimensionals and SNAIL

Love You to the Moon CM

Angled Tag Topper Punch

Daffodil Delight 1:4%22 Stitched Grosgrain Ribbon

White Bakers Twine

Basic Rhinestones

Current Promotions:

Big Clearance Rack Sale starts today! New items added up to 80% off!

It’s here! The 2014 Occasions Catalog is ready for you to place your order! It’s packed with fun trendy products and quick kits! Click on the image in the sidebar and place your order today!

Need some cards quicky? Stampin’ Up! has a brand new kit that allows you to create 20 cards, all you need is some adhesive and you’re all set. Click here for the Everyday Occasion Card Kit!

Make your own stamp! New Undefined stamp carving kit. Available now! Click here for the PDF.

Check out all of the Photopolymer Stamp Sets! The latest one is Eye-Catching Ikat. It’s a completely clear stamping option you are going to love!

Thinlits Card Dies! A fast and easy way to make a flip fold card! Available August 1st! Click here for the PDF.

Freshly Made Sketches 120

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It’s my favorite day as you well know! It’s FRIDAY! Wee! The past two weeks have not been full work weeks but them seem longer for some reason. I hope that the weekend goes just as slowly! I have a party to go to tomorrow night and it’s supposed to snow again. I’m sure that you are sick of hearing about my hatred of snow, but I really do not like it! LOL! Sunday I think will be a relaxing day, maybe even a movie! What’s on for the weekend for you?!

The card that I have for you today is for this week’s Freshly Made Sketches challenge and Rita has given us this…

Freshly Made Sketches #120

I had a few different versions of my card before I actually decided to glue it all together! My card base is Basic Black Card Stock and the background is a piece of paper from the Fresh Prints Designer Series Paper Stack. The piece that I used is quite different from the rest of the prints, love that! I created my banner by using two sizes from the Banners Framelits Dies to cut out some Basic Black and adhered it to the background with 2-Way Glue. My greeting is from the You’re Lovely Stamp Set** from the Sale-A-Bration Catalog, just four more days until you can get some goodies for yourself! I used Gold Stampin’ Emboss Powder to heat emboss the image on Basic Black. The Deco Labels Framelits Dies are used to cut it out and also for the piece of Gold Foil Sheet that I backed it with. Stampin’ Dimensionals adhere both to each other and the card. I’m liking the black embossed with the gold and the DSP is a really neat pattern! I hope that you enjoyed my card for this week’s Freshly Made Sketches challenge. Thanks you for coming by to see me and have the best Friday!! 🙂

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FMS 120 Close-WM

Stampin’ Up! products used:

Card Stock: Basic Black

Designer Series Paper: Fresh Prints Stack

Specialty Ink: Versa-Mark

Stamp Set: You’re Lovely** Clear Mount

Framelits: Banners and Deco Labels Collection

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

**2014 Sale-A-Bration Catalog (January 28 to March 31, 2014)

Fresh Prints DSP Stack

Banners Framelits

Deco Labels Collection Framelits

Gold Stampin' Emboss Powder

Current Promotions:

Big Clearance Rack Sale starts today! New items added up to 80% off!

It’s here! The 2014 Occasions Catalog is ready for you to place your order! It’s packed with fun trendy products and quick kits! Click on the image in the sidebar and place your order today!

Need some cards quicky? Stampin’ Up! has a brand new kit that allows you to create 20 cards, all you need is some adhesive and you’re all set. Click here for the Everyday Occasion Card Kit!

Make your own stamp! New Undefined stamp carving kit. Available now! Click here for the PDF.

Check out all of the Photopolymer Stamp Sets! The latest one is Eye-Catching Ikat. It’s a completely clear stamping option you are going to love!

Thinlits Card Dies! A fast and easy way to make a flip fold card! Available August 1st! Click here for the PDF.

Paper Players 179

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Exciting news people, it’s Thursday already! Yesterday was a pretty good day. I went and picked up Andrew and took him to LaGuardia for his flight to Los Angeles. It took me less time to drive there than it did to get home from work last night, and I work 10 minutes from my house! The roads around here are not in good shape but the parkways are great. Couple that with the fact that a lot of people didn’t got to work yesterday and it was almost a perfect ride to and from the airport. I had one minor glitch, apparently I had no washer fluid left so my windshield was white the whole time! Not very good especially when the sun hit it. I managed to get home in one piece and promptly filled up the reservoir. Work was good, it was only from 12:00 to 5:00 today, every day should be like that! Andrew’s flight left 25 minutes late but they got to LA on time. I hope he has a great time!

I’m very late this week posting my Paper Players card, not sure what happened! LOL!. This week the challenge is a clean and simple one layer card from wonderful Sandy…

Paper Players #179

I had a little vision when I read the challenge and then I kept forgetting to make the card! LOL! My card base is Whisper White Card Stock. I used the Fine Feathers Stamp Set to heat emboss the image on the base using White Stampin’ Emboss Powder. Some Island Indigo and Garden Green are applied using eye shadow sponges to give it color. My greeting is from the A Dozen Thoughts Stamp Set (apparently a favorite of mine this week!) and is stamped in Island Indigo. It doesn’t get much cleaner or simpler than that! I really love the way the feather looks with inks sponged, I used the eye shadow applicators to get a little more precise control. There is my card for this week’s Paper Players CAS One Layer challenge. I really hope that you enjoyed it and thanks for sharing in my day! 🙂

Paper Players 179-WM

Paper Players close 179-WM

Stampin’ Up! products used:

Card Stock: Whisper White

Ink: Island Indigo and Garden Green Classic Stampin’ Ink

Specialty Ink: Versa-Mark

Embossing Powder: White

Tools: Heat Tool and Stamp-a-ma-jig

Fine Feathers CM

A Dozen Thoughts CM

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Paper Craft Crew 77

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So, I think I mentioned that we were supposed to get snow yesterday. They said it was supposed to start around 12:00, well it started at 8:00 and boy did it snow! There was about 5 inches on the ground when they let us out of work at 2:15. My usual 10 minute ride home was a leisurely 40 minutes. It was nice to get out of work early though because I came home and crafted the evening away! My boss called me and asked to put on the company website that we would have a delayed opening today at 12:00 which is very convenient because I’m taking Andrew to the airport this morning. Hopefully the roads will be cleared and it will be an uneventful trip. He is going to LA where it is warm and I’ll admit I’m a little jealous! 🙂

Today is Wednesday so that means it’s time for this week’s Paper Craft Crew sketch challenge. This time around we have a fun simple sketch for you…

PCCCS077 1-22-2014

I was feeling nostalgic when I sat down to make my card so I dusted off an old favorite of mine! My card base is Very Vanilla Card Stock and the background is a piece of Chocolate Chip that I embossed with the Arrows Textured Impressions Embossing Folder. I keep using the reverse side of the folder, I like it better for some reason! My tag is created using the Angled Tag Topper Punch and the stamp is the “Vintage” Young Vermillion, I love the image, it’s so detailed and he looks great stamped in Chocolate Chip. The larger flag and the stars are Pistachio Pudding, the stars are punched out with the Merry Minis Punch pack and adhered with Stampin’ Dimensionals. My greeting is from the A Dozen Thoughts Stamp Set and is also stamped in Chocolate Chip. The three banners are from the Banner Blast Stamp Set** and are stamped in Pistachio Pudding and punched out with the Banner Punch**. I really do still love that little bird and he looks right at home with the modern elements on the card. So there you have my Paper Craft Crew Design Team card for this week’s sketch. Don’t forget to visit the blog and check out this week’s other inspiration from the rest of the Design Team and enter your card in the gallery so I can see your masterpiece. Thank you for spending some time with me today, I hope that you have a good Wednesday! 🙂

PCCCS077-JK-WM

Stampin’ Up! products used:

Card Stock: Very Vanilla, Chocolate Chip and Pistachio Pudding

Ink: Chocolate Chip and Pistachio Pudding Classic Stampin’ Ink

Stamp Sets: A Dozen Thoughts and Banner Blast** Clear Mount and Young Vermillion Wood Mount (Vintage)

Embossing Folder: Arrows

Punches: Banner**, Merry Minis Pack, and Angled Tag Topper

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

**2014 Sale-A-Bration Catalog (January 28 to March 31, 2014)

A Dozen Thoughts CM

Young Vermillion WM

Arrows TIEF

Angled Tag Topper Punch

Merry Minis Punch Pack

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Check out all of the Photopolymer Stamp Sets! The latest one is Eye-Catching Ikat. It’s a completely clear stamping option you are going to love!

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