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Paper Players 189 & Bonus!

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Ahhh… now that was a very relaxing weekend! I haven’t had one of those in years! LOL! I won’t lie, I still prefer to be busy but it was kind of nice to get to use the big TV that I had to have a few years ago. Yesterday was pretty quiet. Sunday’s are nice because Heather and I have lunch and then run around doing errands for a bit and then just chat. I came home after that and did some more craft things and then yes, watched some TV! I hope that all of you had a relaxing weekend too! (The bonus is at the end of the post!)

It’s Monday and that means that it’s time for this week’s Paper Players challenge. This week we have a Tic-Tac-Toe challenge from Nance. Remember the time that I did the whole board?! I was tempted but I behaved! So here are our choices…

Paper Players #189

I went with the center row down, Any Punch or Die, Patterned Paper and Candy or Enamel Dots. Taylor brought me home some enamel dots a while ago from Michaels and they actually match our colors pretty well so I used some of those. My card starts off with a base of Whisper White Card Stock. The background is a piece of Eastern Elegance Designer Series Paper backed with some more Whisper White and adhered to the base with Stampin’ Dimensionals. I took another piece of Whisper White and used my “Vintage” Spiral Punch and the Perforating Stampjn’ Trimmer Rotary Cutting Blade to make my notebook pear. Up in the corner are some leaves from the Peaceful Petals Stamp Set stamped in Pear Pizzaz and colored in my Blender Pen. The butterfly is from the Papillon Potpourri Stamp Set and is stamped in Summer Starfruit and punched out with the Elegant Butterfly Punch. For my greeting I used the Lots of Thanks Stamp Set and heat embossed it in White Stampin’ Emboss Powder on Coastal Cabana. Some Stampin’ Dimensionals adhere it to the notebook page. The clip is form the Hardware Clips Essential and holds my notebook paper to the base. Some enamel dots are randomly placed to complete the card. I really like those enamel dots, they are neat and the colors really do match ours pretty well. So there is my card for this week’s Tic-Tac-Toe challenge from Nance and the Paper Players. I hope you enjoyed it and that you have a magnificent Monday! 🙂

Paper Players 189-WM

Stampin’ Up! products used:

Card Stock: Whisper White and Coastal Cabana

Designer Series Paper: Eastern Elegance

Ink: Pear Pizzaz and Summer Starfruit Classic Stampin’ Ink

Specialty Ink: Vers-Mark

Stampin’ Emboss Powder: White

Stamp Sets: Lots of Thanks, Peaceful Petals and Papillon Potpourri Clear Mount

Punches: Elegant Butterfly and Spiral (Vintage)

Embellishments: Hardware Clips Essentails

Tools: Stampin’ Trimmer, Perforating Stampjn’ Trimmer Rotary Cutting Blade, Paper Snips, Stamp-a-ma-jig, Heat Tool, Stampin’ Dimensionals and SNAIL

NON Stampin’ Up!: Enamel Dots

 

Oh, I almost forgot, here is your bonus card that uses something from Sale-A-Bration seeing as today is the last day! I hope that you enjoy it too! 🙂
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Current Promotions:With our personalized stamps you can create a cool address label or even use it for everything from marking your territory on books or other belongings to having a fun way to give a personal touch to gifts and goodies. Click HERE for a PDF of the flyer.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 two newest sets are Sweetie Pie and Sweetie Pie Frames. It’s a completely clear stamping option you are going to love!

Pals Paper Arts 197

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I had a very relaxing day yesterday, something that I don’t get to do very often but I did actually enjoy it. I worked on some projects in the morning and in the afternoon I went over to Heather’s and we watched Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close. Not the happiest movie I have seen lately but a good one none the less. It brought back memories as I was in Manhattan that day and will never forget it. After that I came back home and worked on some more projects (I got a lot of cards made!) and then watched some TV. My friend Louis stopped by for a bit to catch up. All in all a very nice day! How was your Saturday, I hope that it was as relaxing as mine!

My post for today is for this week’s Pals Paper Arts challenge and this week we have a sketch from MDS maven Nicole Watt…

PPA 197

I knew what I was going to use for #2 and 3 as soon as I looked at it! The base of my card is Sahara Sand Card Stock and the background is a piece of Sweet Sorbet Designer Series Paper, One of my tags is also a piece of the same Designer Series Paper and the other a piece of Whisper White, both punched with the Angled Tag Topper Punch. My greeting is from the Yippee Skippee Stamp Set and is stamped in Pool Party. Under that I stamped the image from the Petal Parade Stamp Set in Pistachio Pudding, Crisp Cantaloupe and Summer Starfruit. The bottom panel is a piece of Summer Starfruit. I used my Fringe Scissors on a piece of Pistachio Pudding and Crisp Cantaloupe and adhered them to the panel and then to the card. I find that if you temporarily adhere a piece of card stock across the top of the piece when you use the Fringe Scissors it makes it easier to get a nice even fringe. The flower and the sliver of cork are from the Sweet Sorbet Accessory Pack and finish off the card nicely. I had originally left off the cork but the more I looked at the card the more I knew it needed something more. So there you have my card for this week’s Pals Paper Arts sketch challenge. I hope you enjoyed the card and I thank you for taking some time to come and see me. Have a great Sunday! 🙂

PPA 197-WM

Stampin’ Up! products used:

Card Stock: Sahara Sand, Whisper White, Summer Starfruit, Pistachio Pudding and Crisp Cantaloupe

Designer Series Paper: Sweet Sorbet

Ink: Pool Party, Pistachio Pudding, Crisp Cantaloupe and Summer Starfruit Classic Stampin’ Ink

Stamp Sets: Yippee Skippee and Petal Parade Clear Mount

Punch: Angled Tag Topper

Embellishments: Sweet Sorbet Accessory Pack

Tools: Stamp-a-ma-jig, Fringe Scissors and SNAIL

 

Current Promotions:With our personalized stamps you can create a cool address label or even use it for everything from marking your territory on books or other belongings to having a fun way to give a personal touch to gifts and goodies. Click HERE for a PDF of the flyer.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 two newest sets are Sweetie Pie and Sweetie Pie Frames. It’s a completely clear stamping option you are going to love!

Freshly Made Sketches 129

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Yesterday was a nice quiet day all around. Work was low key, a very nice change to the usual! I got home and relaxed for a bit and worked on some projects. I even watched some TV! Today will be more of the same, it’s supposed to rain so it will be a good day to be crafty!

My post for today is for this week’s Freshly Made Sketches challenge and this week Jen M. has this for us…

Freshly Made Sketches #129

I had the urge to use my Aquapainter which I haven’t done in a really long time. My card base is So Saffron Card Stock. I used a piece of Watercolor Paper and heat embossed the flowers from the Sumer Silhouettes Stamp Set in White Stampin’ Emboss Powder. My Aquapainter and some Bermuda Bay Re-Inker is used to color the paper making the flowers really stand out. Across the middle is a piece of Whisper White with another stamp from the Summer Silhouettes Stamp Set stamped in Bermuda Bay and backed with a piece of Bermuda Bay. Some Stampin’ Dimensionals adhere it to the card. My greeting is from the Hip Notes Stamp Set and is stapes in Bermuda Bay on one of the Essentials Wooden Elements. I really like the way the watercoloring came out, I have to do that more often! Thank you so much for checking in with me today! I hope that you enjoyed my card for this week’s Freshly Made Sketches and that you all have a great Saturday! 🙂

FMS 129-WM

Stampin’ Up! products used:

Cards Stock: So Saffron, Bermuda Bay and Whisper White

Specialty Paper: Watercolor Paper

Ink: Bermuda Bay Classic Stampin’ Ink

Specialty Ink: Versa-Mark

Stampin’ Emboss Powder: White

Stamp Sets: Summer Silhouettes and Hip Notes Clear Mount

Embellishments: Essentials Wooden Elements

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

 

Current Promotions:With our personalized stamps you can create a cool address label or even use it for everything from marking your territory on books or other belongings to having a fun way to give a personal touch to gifts and goodies. Click HERE for a PDF of the flyer.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 two newest sets are Sweetie Pie and Sweetie Pie Frames. It’s a completely clear stamping option you are going to love!

Fab Friday 38

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It’s the most wonderful day of the week! It’s Friday! LOL! Are you all ready for the weekend?! I have no definite plans but that can be good right?! I had a good day yesterday and after work I went over to have dinner with Heather. It was very nice, candlelight and all the trimmings. We had some salad, vegetable lasagna and wine. The conversation is always the best and we always end up laughing, a lot! Heather definitely is good people and a great prelude to my Friday!

Today is really great because it’s time for Fab Friday! This time around we have an interesting color challenge for you…

Fab Fri 38 Sketch 3-28-2014

I did look at this for a few days before I decided what I was going to do but once I did it all fell into place nicely. The card base is Very Vanilla Card Stock (it’s well hidden though!) and is only 4″ wide. I need to leave a little room for my flower to hang off the side. My background is a thin piece of Venetian Romance Designer Series Paper and a piece of Baked Brown Sugar, popped up on Stampin’ Dimensionals, is adhered above and below. I used some Gold Foil Sheet for the flagged piece and the flower that is punched out with the Petite Petals Punch. My tag is a piece of Sahara Sand with a piece of Linen Thread through the top. The greeting is from the Perfect Pennants Stamp Set and is heat embossed in Gold Stampin’ Emboss Powder. Stampin’ Dimensionals also adhere that to the card. Next up is a piece of Very Vanilla that I stamped with the Background Builders Stamp Set in Pistachio Pudding. I then stamped one of the greetings from the Really Good Greetings Stamp Set in Baked Brown Sugar. My gold flower has the petals slightly bent up and three Basic Jewels Pearls are in the center. To complete my card I used a sprinkling of gold sequins. I actually really love the colors together with the gold and the layout of the card is fun! I really hope that you enjoyed my Design Team card for the Fab Friday color challenge. Go on over to the BLOG and see what my talented teammates have for inspiration for you and enter your card in the gallery. I thank you for stopping by today and wish you all a Fabulous Friday! 🙂

Fab Friday 38-JK-WM

 

Fab Friday Close-WM

Stampin’ Up! products used:

Card Stock: Very Vanilla, Baked Brown Sugar and Sahara Sand

Designer Series Paper: Venetian Romance

Specialty Card Stock: Gold Foil Sheet

Ink: Pistachio Pudding and Baked Brown Sugar Classic Stampin’ Ink

Specialty Ink: Versa-Mark

Stamp Sets: Perfect Pennants, Background Builders and Really Good Greetings Clear Mount

Punch: Petite Petals

Embellishments: Basic Jewels Pearls and Linen Thread

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

 

Current Promotions:With our personalized stamps you can create a cool address label or even use it for everything from marking your territory on books or other belongings to having a fun way to give a personal touch to gifts and goodies. Click HERE for a PDF of the flyer.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 two newest sets are Sweetie Pie and Sweetie Pie Frames. It’s a completely clear stamping option you are going to love!

Mojo 338

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I can’t believe that it’s Thursday already!! Not that I’m complaining, but the week seems to be moving along doesn’t it?! I had a nice day at work yesterday. The purchasing manager asked me if I wanted to go on a field trip with her and of course I said yes! We went to Walmart to get supplies to set up an apartment for someone. It was fun with two shopping carts full of stuff that kept falling out! I do love a field trip! When I got home last night I made a card and then went to see Kim and Heather for a glass of wine. Heather and I ran to BJ’s and then I came home and made another card. A little addicted maybe?! LOL!

For today’s post I have my card for this week’s Mojo Monday sketch challenge from Debbie Carriere…

Mojo338

I love the tilted panel and the banners but I did have to think about this one for a while. I wanted to use some Sale-A-Bration goodies since sadly it’s almost over. If you want some Sale-A-Bration you have until Monday people! My card starts off with a base of Sahara Sand Card Stock and my tilted background is a piece of Sweet Sorbet Designer Series Paper. The greeting is from the Simply Celebrate Stamp Set and is stamped in Basic Black. I used the Circles Collection Framelits to cut out a piece of Pistachio Pudding and another piece of Sweet Sorbet DSP to create the backdrop for my flowers. The flowers are form the Petal Parade Stamp Set and are stamped in Pool Party and Summer Starfruit, the large one is punched out with the 1 3/4″ Circle Punch and the smaller one with the 1 1/4″ Circle Punch. My banners are Pool Party punched out with the Banner Punch. The flowers are from the Banner Blast Stamp Set and are stamped in Crisp Cantaloupe and punched out with the Itty Bitty Shaped Punch Pack. In the middles are Basic Jewels Pearls. A Subtles Designer Series Button with some twine from the Sweet Sorbet Accessory Pack is adhered to the card with some Mini Glue Dots. I think that I got a good amount of Sale-A-Bration products on the card and the greeting is fun because it looks like it’s written with a marker. I hope that you enjoyed my card for this week’s Mojo Monday sketch challenge. Don’t forget to get your Sale-A-Bration items while you still can! I appreciate you taking some time to come and see what I’m up to and hope that you all have a terrific Thursday! 🙂

Mojo 338-WM

Stampin’ Up! products used:

Card Stock: Sahara Sand, Pistachio Pudding, Whisper White and Pool Party

Designer Series Paper: Sweet Sorbet

Ink: Pool Party, Summer Starfruit, Crisp Cantaloupe and Basic Black Classic Stampin’ Ink

Stamp Sets: Petal Parade, Banner Blast and Simply Celebrate Clear Mount

Framelits: Circle Collection

Punches: 1 3/4″ Circle, 1 1/4″ Circle and Banner

Embellishments: Sweet Sorbet Accessory Pack and Basic Jewels Pearls

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

 

Current Promotions:With our personalized stamps you can create a cool address label or even use it for everything from marking your territory on books or other belongings to having a fun way to give a personal touch to gifts and goodies. Click HERE for a PDF of the flyer.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 two newest sets are Sweetie Pie and Sweetie Pie Frames. It’s a completely clear stamping option you are going to love!

Paper Craft Crew 86

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So we are less than a week into spring and we got some snow last night. Excuse me, Mother Nature, I think you’re a little confused. Spring is supposed to be flowers and warmer weather, not freezing cold and snow. Let’s get it together! I’ll give you until next week to get this whole thing straightened out. Thanks! LOL! At work yesterday I found myself on a 14 foot ladder putting signs up around the office. There really is no limit to what they’ll have me do there. Last night Andrew stopped by and threatened to make a card again. Stay tuned to see what happens! 🙂

It’s Wednesday and that means I’m over on the Paper Craft Crew blog with this week’s sketch challenge…

PCCCS086 3-26-2014

I made another Easter card, I figured it would be good to get some use out the stamp set before the holiday has passed! The base of my card is Tangerine Tango Card Stock. The background is a piece of Island Indigo on the left and some Watercolor Wonder Designer Series Paper on the right. For the panel in the middle, I used a piece of Gumball Green backed with some Smoky Slate to serve as a base for my three eggs from the Eggstra Spectacular Stamp Set stamped in Island Indigo, Crushed Curry and Tangerine Tango. I cheated a little and used the Extra Large Oval Punch to cut out the eggs. Five banners, punched out with the Banner Punch from Tangerine Tango, Gumball Green, Smoky Slate, Crushed Curry and Island Indigo, are adhered underneath the panel which is then mounted to the card with Stampin’ Dimensionals. The little sheep and greeting are also from the Eggstra Spectacular Stamp Set and are stamped in Smoky Slate; the sheep is cut out with my Paper Snips and the greeting with the Word Bubbles Framelits. That Watercolor Wonder DSP works pretty well with everything, don’t you think?! So there is my Easter card for this week’s Paper Craft Crew sketch challenge. Take some time to stop by the blog and see what the rest of the Design Team members have for you as inspiration and don’t forget to post your card in the gallery so we can see your spin on the sketch! Thanks as always for stopping by today! I hope you have a fun-filled hump day!

PCCCS086-JK-WM

Stampin’ Up! products used:

Card Stock: Tangerine Tango, Smoky Slate, Gumball Green, Island Indigo, Whisper White and Crushed Curry

Designer Series Paper: Watercolor Wonder

Ink: Island Indigo, Crushed Curry, Tangerine Tango and Smoky Slate

Stamp Set: Eggstra Spectacular Clear Mount

Framelits: Word Bubbles

Punches: Extra Large Oval and Banner

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

 

Current Promotions:With our personalized stamps you can create a cool address label or even use it for everything from marking your territory on books or other belongings to having a fun way to give a personal touch to gifts and goodies. Click HERE for a PDF of the flyer.

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 two newest sets are Sweetie Pie and Sweetie Pie Frames. It’s a completely clear stamping option you are going to love!

SUO Challenges 93

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Oh Monday why must you be so mean! LOL! Nah, it actually wasn’t too bad for a Monday. Work was the usual crazy and when I got to my parents for dinner my brother, his wife and the baby were there. Oh, and my child was there too! Little Daniel is a cutie, I love his hair and he smiles for me all the time! I posted a picture of him to Instagram last night and it was over on the right on the feed on my blog but for those of you that missed it here he is in all his cuteness!

Daniel 3-24-2014

And if you look at the pictures in the background they are of Taylor when she was little, she was a cutie too, oh alright she still is!

Before I get to today’s post I was over on Mary Fish’s blog yesterday and I noticed that her supply list was quite neat and cool looking. At the end it said try Stampin’ Buddy free. I clicked on the link and came to a very non-descript page with Demo ID and Product Number spaces. I typed them in and it created a clickable supply list. I’m trying it out and you’ll have to let me know what you think of it!

Today I’m over on the SUO Challenges blog for our Boxes, Bags and Baskets challenge. I haven’t made a box in a long time so I was quite happy to get to work! My box is made from Wisteria Wonder and Calypso Coral Card Stock. I used my Simply Scored, Paper Snips and Sticky Strip to assemble it. The belly band is a piece of Whisper White and on top is a piece of Wisteria Wonder that I punched out with the Curly Label Punch. I finally got to use my Spiral Flower Bigz Die with some Calypso Coral. The flower is quite easy to make, a run through the Big Shot, some rolling and a bit of hot glue and done! The Easter egg is from the Eggstra Spectacular Stamp Set and is stamped in Wisteria Wonder and punched out with the Extra Large Oval Punch. Some “Vintage” Wisteria Wonder Bakers Twine holds it in place. I couldn’t just have the box, it needed a little card too. The card is a piece of Whisper White Card Stock with a piece of Calypso Coral  embossed with the Decorative Dots Textured Impressions Embossing Folder for the background. The stamp is also from the Eggstra Spectacular Stamp Set and is stamped in Wisteria Wonder and also punched out with the Extra Large Oval Punch. My little flowers are Wisteria Wonder punched out with the Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack with some Basic Jewels Pearls in the middles. The box would make a great place to put some jelly beans which I would have done but I finished the bag the other night! LOL! I hope that you enjoyed my project for the SUO Challenges Boxes and Bags challenge. Head on over to the blog to see what my fellow Design Team members have done and enter your project in the gallery for us to see! I hope that you all have a great Tuesday and thank you, as always, for coming by! 🙂

SUO Challenges 93-JK-WM

 

SUO Challenges 93 Open-WM

Stampin’ Up! products used:

Card Stock: Wisteria Wonder, Calypso Coral and Whisper White

Ink: Wisteria Wonder Classic Stampin’ Ink

Stamp Set: Eggstra Spectacular Clear Mount

Embossing Folder: Decorative Dots

Bigz Die: Spiral Flower Original

Punches: Extra Large Oval, Curly Label and Itty Bitty Shapes Pack

Embellishments: Basic Jewels Pearls and Wisteria Wonder Bakers Twine (Vintage)

Tools: Big Shot, Simply Scored, Sticky Strip, Mini Glue Dots, Stampin’ Dimensionals and SNAIL

Current Promotions:With our personalized stamps you can create a cool address label or even use it for everything from marking your territory on books or other belongings to having a fun way to give a personal touch to gifts and goodies. Click HERE for a PDF of the flyer.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 two newest sets are Sweetie Pie and Sweetie Pie Frames. It’s a completely clear stamping option you are going to love!

Paper Players 188

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There is another weekend under our belt. They do go too fast, even with Friday off, but I had a nice one none the less. Yesterday I worked on some projects and organized the craft area which seems to be an ongoing loosing battle! LOL! I just need to take an entire day and go through everything (I may need more than one day!) and put it away. Do you have the same problem, just when you find a place for everything you get some more?! Sigh, there are worse problems right?!?! 🙂

Monday means it’s time for this week’s Paper Players challenge. This week my clever friend Sandy has a cool sketch for us…

Paper Players #188

Love the layout and I liked the circles too so I stuck with them! I needed a fun bright card and I think I was successful! The base of my card is Basic Gray Card Stock, you can just see a little bit peeking out the right side. Down the left is a piece of Silver Glimmer Paper for a little sparkle. The background is a piece of Kaleidoscope Designer Series Paper that I backed with a piece of Whisper White to make it a little more stable. My greeting is from the Geometrical Stamp Set and is stamped in Basic Black, I used some Stampin’ Dimensionals to adhere the panel to the card. The Strawberry Slush and Basic Black circle outlines are cut out with the Circles Collection Framelits. My black circle has a piece of vellum behind it and in the middle is an ampersand cut out from some Bermuda Bay using the Typeset Alphabet Bigz Dies. The Smoky Slate circle is punched out with the 1 3/4″ Circle Punch and has some embossing paste that I tinted with some Bermuda Bay Re-Inker. Last up is one of the triangles from the Geometrical Stamp Set stamped in Crushed Curry and punched out with the Triangle Punch. So what do you think? Is the card fun and bright?! You’ll have to let me know! I do hope that you enjoyed my card for this week’s Paper Players sketch challenge from Sandy. Thanks for stopping by and have a great Monday! 🙂

Paper Players 188-WM

Stampin’ Up! products used:

Card Stock: Basic Gray, Whisper White, Smoky Slate, Bermuda Bay, Basic Black and Strawberry Slush

Designer Series Paper: Kaleidoscope

Specialty Card Stock: Vellum

Specialty Paper: Silver Glimmer

Ink: Basic Black and Crushed Curry Classic Stampin’ Ink

Stamp Set: Geometrical

Framelits: Circles Collection

Bigz Dies: Typeset Alphabet

Punch: 1 3/4″ Circle

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

NON Stampin’ Up!: Embossing Paste and Stencil

Geometrical CM

Kaleidoscope Designer Series Paper

Silver Glimmer Paper

Circles Collection Framelits

Typeset Alphabet Bigz Dies

1 3:4%22 Circle Punch

Triangle Punch

Current Promotions:

With our personalized stamps you can create a cool address label or even use it for everything from marking your territory on books or other belongings to having a fun way to give a personal touch to gifts and goodies. Click HERE for a PDF of the flyer.

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!

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Retro Scallop Garden Thanks

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Wow! Sunday already?! Time is just chugging along! LOL! I had a nice day yesterday, I got some projects finished in the morning and then headed into Manhattan with Anthony and Bill to see Harmony Sweepstakes at the Miller Theater at Columbia University. We had a great time and it was sold out! Andrew and his group Satellite Lane won Audience Favorite for the second year in a row! They also won for best choreography! Congratulations to them on two well deserved wins! We hit up the diner after and I had some pancakes, haven’t had those in a while! I did manage to snap two quick pictures, the first one is of the outside of the theater…

Miller Theater

And here is of one of the statues that stands outside a set of gates next to the theater. If you click on the picture and look he has six toes, I thought that was interesting!

Columbia University Statue

Every so often when I’m working on a project I stop for a bit and make a just for fun card. I know, it’s odd that when you are working on craft projects that you would stop and make another one to take a break but that’s what I do! Today’s card is one of those.

The card uses a base of Whisper White Card Stock and I covered the entire front with a piece of Kaleidoscope Designer Series Paper. Two strips of Retro Fresh Designer Washi Tape go across the bottom. The tag is made using the Scallop Tag topper Punch. I trimmed the sides off to get a thinner tag and stamped the tag with one of the Paper Pumpkin Stamps in Gumball Green. The flower and leaves are from the Secret Garden Stamp Set and are both cut out with the Secret Garden Framelits. The leaves are stamped in Gumball Green and the Flower is heat embossed with White Stampin’ Emboss Powder on Daffodil Delight and sponged with some White Craft Ink. My greeting is from the Oh, Hello Stamp Set and is heat embossed in Tangerine Tango on a piece of Vellum Card Stock and adhered just under the flower. The tag has some White Bakers Twine on the top and Stampin’ Dimensionals adhere it to the card. I really am having fun with Vellum lately, it adds so much to a card. I also like the subtle background with the bold colors. I hope you enjoyed today’s just for fun card! I appreciate your taking some time to come and see what I’m up to and hope you have a lovely Sunday! 🙂

Retro Scallop Garden Thanks-WM

Stampin’ Up! products used:

Card Stock: Whisper White and Daffodil Delight

Specialty Card Stock: Vellum

Designer Series Paper: Kaleidoscope

Ink: Gumball Green Classic Stampin’ Ink

Specialty Ink: Versa-Mark

Stampin’ Emboss Powder: Tangerine Tango and White

Stamp Sets: Secret Garden, Oh, Hello and Paper Pumpkin Clear Mount

Framelits: Secret Garden

Punch: Scallop Tag Topper

Embellishments: White Bakers Twine

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

Oh, Hello CM

Secret Garden CM

Kaleidoscope Designer Series Paper

Secret Garden Framelits

Scallop Tag Topper Punch

Retro Fresh This And That Designer Washi Tape

White Stampin' Emboss Powder

Tangerine Tango Stampin' Emboss Powder

White Bakers Twine

Current Promotions:

With our personalized stamps you can create a cool address label or even use it for everything from marking your territory on books or other belongings to having a fun way to give a personal touch to gifts and goodies. Click HERE for a PDF of the flyer.

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 two newest sets are Sweetie Pie and Sweetie Pie Frames. It’s a completely clear stamping option you are going to love!

Pals Paper Arts 196

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The weekend is better when it starts a day earlier! I had a nice day yesterday, I did manage to get all of the stuff done that I wanted to. I even got to have lunch with my friend Kim and that was nice. Heather and I went to dinner last night to celebrate a friends birthday with a bunch of people. We had a great time, there was even some fire pit afterwards! Tonight Andrew’s group Satellite Lane is competing in the Regional Harmony Sweeps in Manhattan, that should be fun! Wish them luck!

For today I have my card for this week’s Pals Paper Arts challenge. This week we have a sketch from Margaret Moody…

PPA 196

As you all know I have been having lots of fun playing with my E-Cutter. Mainly I have used it to cut out greetings but today I tried something a little different. My card starts off with a base of Real Red Card Stock. My background is a piece of paper from the Fresh Prints Designer Series Paper Stack, adhered over to the left to go with the sketch. For my greeting I choose a stamp from the Everyday Occasions Card Kit and stamped it in Coastal Cabana on Whisper White and backed it with a piece of Baked Brown Sugar. That large triangle is from the Geometrical Stamp Brush Set and is resized and cut out with my E-Cutter. Some Stampin’ Dimensionals pieces adhere it to the card. It really is quite cool what detailed and crisp cuts you can get using a Stamp Brush Set and the E-Cutter. I love the way the triangle looks over the DSP! I hope that my foray into using my E-Cutter inspires you to give it a try and that you enjoyed today’s card for this week’s Pals Paper Arts sketch challenge. Thanks so much for visiting me today, have a super Saturday! 🙂

PPA 196-WM

Stampin’ Up! products used:

Card Stock: Real Red, Baked Brown Sugar and Whisper White

Designer Series Paper: Fresh Prints Stack

Ink: Coastal Cabana Classic Stampin’ Ink

Stamp Set: From the Everyday Occasions Card Kit

MDS: Geometrical Stamp Brush Set

Tools: E-Cutter, Stampin’ Dimensionals and SNAIL

Everyday Occasion Kit

Geometrical Stamp Brush Set

Fresh Prints DSP Stack

Current Promotions:

With our personalized stamps you can create a cool address label or even use it for everything from marking your territory on books or other belongings to having a fun way to give a personal touch to gifts and goodies. Click HERE for a PDF of the flyer.

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 two newest sets are Sweetie Pie and Sweetie Pie Frames. It’s a completely clear stamping option you are going to love!

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