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Mojo 356

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Hello my peeps! It’s Thursday and that means just one more day to go! I have had a pretty good week so far let’s hope that it continues! I will be heading into Manhattan on Saturday, my friend Kim’s brother and sister will be in town! I’m looking forward to that! It’s been too long since I’ve been in the city. Yesterday was another beautiful day. It was in the upper 70’s with a slight breeze and plenty of sun! This is shaping up to be a great summer! I hope that the weather by you has been equally as nice! I came home last night and did some more organizing in the Stampin’ Galley and then had some quality crafty time! Always my favorite way to end the day!

The card I have for you today is for this week’s Mojo Monday sketch and guess what?! It’s another tall and skinny!

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I do love the tall and skinny cards! I need to start making some even when there is no sketch! LOL! My card today starts off with a base of Basic Black Card Stock. For the background I used a piece of Typeset Specialty Designer Series Paper. I love the feel and look of the paper, it really is just like old book paper. I flagged a strip of Gold Foil Sheet and a piece of Lost Lagoon to go down the left side. My circle is a piece of Vellum Card Stock and a frame of Basic Black that I cut out with the Circles Collection Framelits. I do love a little vellum don’t I?! Next up is a strip of Gold Foil Sheet that I embossed with the “Vintage” Pretty Print Textured Impressions Embossing Folder, still one of my favorites! The greeting is from the Label Love Stamp Set and is heat embossed in Gold Stampin’ Emboss Powder on Lost Lagoon. I punched it out with the Artisan Label Punch and adhered it with Stampin’ Dimensionals. The star is a piece of Lost Lagoon that I cut out with the Stars Framelits and I adhered a Basic Hodgepodge Clip with some Multi-Purpose Glue on top. Another Stampin’ Dimensionals hold that in place. I love the Lost Lagoon with the Basic Black and Gold and the Typeset DSP is just great! I really hope that you enjoyed my card for this week’s Mojo Monday sketch challenge. As always, thanks so much for taking some time out of your day to spend with me! Have a thoroughly amazing Thursday! 🙂

Mojo 356-WM

Stampin’ Up! products used:

Stamp Set: Label Love Clear Mount

Specialty Ink: Versa-Mark

Stampin’ Emboss Powder: Gold

Card Stock: Basic Black and Lost Lagoon

Specialty Card Stock: Gold Foil Sheet

Designer Series Paper: Typeset Specialty

Framelits: Circles Collection and Stars

Punch: Artisan Label

Embossing Folder: Pretty Print (Vintage)

Embellishments: Basic Hodgepodge Clips

Tools: Big Shot, Texture Boutique, Paper Snips, Heat Tool, Embossing Buddy, Multi-Purpose Glue, Stampin’ Dimensionals and SNAIL

 

Current Promotions:

The 2014-2015 Annual Catalog is here!! Get your lists ready and place your orders!!

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 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 newest sets are Dear Heart and Christmas Bliss. It’s a completely clear stamping option you are going to love!

Paper Craft Crew 103

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Happy Wednesday! Thank you all so very much for your wonderful comments yesterday! I loved reading them all and am so happy that I have the best blog followers in the world! If I was having a bad day yesterday it wouldn’t have lasted long. You guys are the best! You are far too kind to me and I really appreciate it! You put a smile on my face every single day! I’m really happy that you enjoyed the card. I had a lot of fun putting it together and the Wondrous Wreath and the matching Wonderful Wreath Framelits are definitely my favorites in the Holiday Catalog! I can’t wait for all of you to get your hands on the new products! My day yesterday was pretty good. I got my network set up in my apartment last night so I can control my lights and A/C when I’m not home. I also went over to see Heather last night and we got some 16 Handles Fro Yo. Delicious! A nice way to end the day!

It’s Wednesday and that means it’s time for this week’s Paper Craft Crew sketch challenge…

PCCCS103 7-30-2014

I opted to go for another bright and cheery card! I used some Tempting Turquoise Card Stock for the base and a piece of Sweet Taffy Designer Series Paper for my background. My greeting is from the Amazing Birthday Stamp Set. I stamped it in Melon Mambo on Whisper White and backed it with a piece of Rich Razzleberry. I stamped it again in Pumpkin Pie, Daffodil Delight, Tempting Turquoise and Rich Razzleberry and cut each of the HAPPY’s out with my Paper Snips. They are adhered over the HAPPY’s on the greeting with Stampin’ Dimensionals. My circle greeting is stamped in Old Olive and punched out with the 1 1/4″ Circle Punch. Two Basic Jewel Rhinestones are added and another Stampin’ Dimensionals holds it to the main greeting. In the upper left I stamped a banner from the Banner Banter Stamp Set in Pumpkin Pie and punched it out with the Banner Punch. A star is punched out from a piece of Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper with the Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack. They are adhered to each other and the card with a few more Stampin’ Dimensionals. A simple card but with all of the bright colors it just screams happy! I hope that you enjoyed my birthday card for this week’s Paper Craft Crew sketch challenge. Head on over to the blog to see how the other designers have interpreted the sketch and enter your card into the gallery so we can see what you do with it! Thank you for coming by today, I hope that you all have a wonderful Wednesday! 🙂

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Stampin’ Up! products used:

Stamp Sets: Amazing Birthday and Banner Banter Clear Mount

Ink: Melon Mambo, Old Olive, Pumpkin Pie, Daffodil Delight, Temping Turquoise and Rich Razzleberry Classic Stampin’ Ink

Card Stock: Tempting Turquoise, Rich Razzleberry and Whisper White

Specialty Paper: Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer

Designer Series Paper: Sweet Taffy

Punches: 1 1/4″ Circle, Banner and Itty Bitty Accents Pack

Embellishments: Basic Jewels Rhinestones

Tools: Paper Snips, Stampin’ Dimensionals and SNAIL

SUO Challenges 102

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Another Monday behind us, I always feel a little better when Monday is done. I had a very nice evening last night. Andrew came by and picked me up and we went to Friday’s for dinner. After, we came back to my place and watched Divergent, he hadn’t see it and said that he really enjoyed it. It was nice to catch up, he has been quite busy lately. He was lucky enough to win tickets to go and see Jason Mraz the Friday that I was away at Convention. He had great seats and really enjoyed himself. An evening spent with a good friend, doesn’t get better than that! 🙂

As always on Tuesday here are this week’s Stampin’ Up! weekly deals…

Weekly Deals 7-29-2014 1

Weekly Deals 7-29-2014 2

Now off the fun! The card I have for you today is for the SUO Challenges! This time we ask you to show off your favorite new toys. I was lucky enough to win what I think is probably my favorite thing out of the new holiday catalog while I was at Convention. The card begins with a base of Pear Pizzaz Card Stock The background is a piece of Whisper White that I stamped with the Hardwood Background Stamp in Smoky Slate. Before I adhered the background to the card, I used the Squares Collection Framelits to cut out a piece behind the “window” and adhered a piece of All is Calm Specialty Designer Series Paper. The background is then adhered to the base with Stampin’ Dimensionals. My window is made again using the Squares Collection Framelits and a piece of Whisper White Card Stock. I adhered a piece of Window Sheet to the backside of the window for a more authentic look. The window is then adhered to the card with more Stampin’ Dimensionals. My wreath is from the Wondrous Wreath Photopolymer Stamp Set and is stamped in Pear Pizzaz, Mossy Meadow, and Cherry Cobbler. To cut it out I used the Wonderful Wreath Framelits. The flowers are also from the same set, cut out with the same framelits, and adhered to wreath with Stampin’ Dimensionals. I used my Daffodil Delight Stampin’ Blendabilities Markers to color in some Basic Jewels Pearls and put them in the centers of all the flowers. The wreath is then adhered to the window with, yes you guessed it, Stampin’ Dimensionals! My greeting is cut out using the Wonderful Wreath Framelits from a piece of Cherry Cobbler and adhered with 2-Way Glue. I went with a white wood background because I felt it gave the card a more wintry feel and I really love the way the wreath looks on the window. So there you have my card for the SUO Challenges: Favorite New Things Challenge. I know Christmas is a ways off, but I do love to play with some new stuff. I hope you enjoyed the card and don’t forget to stop by the blog to see what my fellow designers have used for their cards. I hope you all have a terrific Tuesday! 🙂

SUO Challenges 102-JK-WM

Stampin’ Up! products used:

Stamp Set: Wondrous Wreath Photopolymer*

Ink: Smoky Slate, Pear Pizzaz, Cherry Cobbler and Mossy Meadow Classic Stampin’ Ink

Stampin’ Blendabilities Markers: Daffodil Delight

Card Stock: Pear Pizzaz, Whisper White and Cherry Cobbler

Specialty: Window Sheet

Designer Series Paper: All is Calm Specialty*

Framelits: Wonderful Wreath* and Squares Collection

Embellishments: Basic Jewels Pearls

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

*2014 Holiday Catalog (Available August 28th)

Current Promotions:

The 2014-2015 Annual Catalog is here!! Get your lists ready and place your orders!!

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 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 newest sets are Dear Heart and Christmas Bliss. It’s a completely clear stamping option you are going to love!

Paper Players 206

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Oh, the weekend goes by so quickly! I guess time does fly when you’re having fun! I had a nice productive day yesterday, I spent a good portion of it in the Stampin’ Galley getting some but not all of my projects finished. I managed to get four cards made yesterday and in between I did some laundry and the dishes. Not an exciting day by any means but they are good to have every once in a while. It was a beautiful day here despite the fact that they said we would have some rain, that happened last night, the best time for rain to happen. I also got to FaceTime with my cousin Tracey in England for a while. I love catching up with her and it’s so nice to see her when we talk. Modern technology, gotta love it!

It’s Monday and that means that once again it’s time for the Paper Players challenge. Before I get to today’s card I wanted to thank ann for selecting me as her pick for Cut Above in last week’s Monochromatic Color challenge. You can see the winners post HERE and my original post HERE. Now on to this week, we have a sketch…

Paper Players #206

I knew that I wanted to frame something I just wasn’t sure what and then it came to me! My card starts off with a base of Daffodil Delight Card Stock. The background is a piece of Park Lane Designer Series Paper that I backed with a piece of Blackberry Bliss. I used the Ovals Collection Framelits to cut out a piece of Soft Suede and then another piece for the frame. My image/greeting is from the Well Worded Stamp Set and is stamped once in Old Olive on Whisper White, also cut out with the Ovals Collection Framelits, and again in Blackberry Bliss and cut out with my Paper Snips. Next up are a strip of Daffodil Delight and two strips of Old Olive that I flagged the ends on. I Then adhered the frame, flower and oval to the base with Stampin’ Dimensionals. I like the Well Worded Set with the sentiments tucked inside the images and the colors and patterns in the Park Lane DSP are cool and fun! I hope that you enjoyed my card for this week’s Paper Players sketch challenge. Thank you for dropping by and I hope that you have a nice easy Monday! 🙂

Paper Players 206-WM

Stampin’ Up! products used:

Stamp Set: Well Worded Clear Mount

Ink: Blackberry Bliss and Old Olive Classic Stampin’ Ink

Card Stock: Daffodil Delight, Soft Suede, Old Olive and Whisper White

Designer Series Paper: Park Lane

Framelits: Ovals Collection

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

 

Current Promotions:

The 2014-2015 Annual Catalog is here!! Get your lists ready and place your orders!!

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 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 newest sets are Dear Heart and Christmas Bliss. It’s a completely clear stamping option you are going to love!

Hexagon Feather Hello

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Well, my Saturday didn’t go anything like I had planned. Not really a surprise, but I did a get lot of something accomplished. The arrangement of where my computer was in my apartment was making me a little crazy. It was sort of the first thing that you saw when you walked in. I don’t like a lot of open clutter, I’m fine with concealed clutter. LOL! So I went to IKEA with Taylor and got a new desk, file cabinet and bookcase. We had some lunch there too, Swedish meatballs with mashed potatoes and lingonberry sauce. YUM! I haven’t had that in such a long time! Have you ever had the Swedish meatballs from IKEA?! They are DELICIOUS! I came back home and put together the new furniture and then got rearranging and some more purging. My sister-in-law is going to take my old desk which is good because it’s a nice glass and metal one. I do feel much better now that the desk is in the living room and most of the clutter is contained when you first walk in. Not what I had planned but I’m glad that it’s done! What were you up to yesterday?!

After I got done with all of that, furniture assembly is somewhat tiring, I sat down and started to make a card. I had misplaced my container that had all of my extra pieces that I have cut out with my e-cutter but in my rearranging I found them! Today’s card uses all e-cutter goodies and no stamping! Gasp! My card begins with a base of Kraft Card Stock. I choose some Pool Party for my background and I put a strip of Washi Tape from the Everyday Adventure Project Life Accessory Pack across the bottom. Under that is a piece of adhesive cork, my fave! The hexagons are made from Baked Brown Sugar with the Hexagon Punch Digital Download, I cut out the outline omitting the inside. My feather is from the Feathered Woodcuts Kit Digital Download cut from some Bermuda Bay. For my greeting is used Coastal Cabana and the Moments Ago Stamp Brush Set. I brushed some of my Shimmer Aqua Painter concoction over it before adhering it to the cork. A nice fun mailable card that will make it’s way to brighten someone’s day! I do enjoy using my e-cutter and the cork, well we know how I feel about that! LOL! I hope that you enjoyed my quick card for today. I thank you for sharing in my day and stopping by top see what I have been up to in the Stampin’ Galley! Have a super Sunday my friends! 🙂

Hexagon Feather Hello-WM

Hexagon Feather Hello Close-WM

Stampin’ Up! products used:

Stamps: none!

Ink: none!

My Digital Studio: Hexagon Punch Digital Download, Feathered Woodcuts Kit Digital Download and Moments Ago Stamp Brush Set

Card Stock: Pool Party, Baked Brown Sugar and Coastal Cabana

Specialty Card Stock: Kraft

Embellishments: Washi Tape from Everyday Adventure Project Life Accessory Pack

Tools: 2-Way Glue, Multi-Purpose Glue and SNAIL

NON Stampin’ Up!: E-Cutter and Adhesive Cork

 

Current Promotions:

The 2014-2015 Annual Catalog is here!! Get your lists ready and place your orders!!

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 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 newest sets are Dear Heart and Christmas Bliss. It’s a completely clear stamping option you are going to love!

Eclectic Wood Happiness

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Well that was a pretty good Friday, I got out of work a little early! I even got see little Daniel yesterday for dinner. I did forget to take our usual selfie, I’ll remember for next time! I took a little trip to IKEA last night and got some organizers that mount to the wall for the Stampin’ Galley. I need to have certain things right in front of me like my Clear Blocks and specialty ink pads. I put them on the wall last night and I’m loving them already! Everything is a constant work in progress, continuously organizing to make it all work better. I still have a very long way to go but I’ll get there eventually! How was your Friday? I have a lot of projects to get through this weekend but I love that so it’s not a chore at all!

Today I have a card that has been sitting there in my little brain for a while. I needed to get the correct stamp set so I would be able to put it all together. My card begins with a base of Very Vanilla Card Stock. I took a piece of Sahara Sand and cut out part of a circle with the Circles Collection Framelits from the right side. I then ran it though the Texture Boutique using the Woodgrain Textured Impressions Embossing Folder. Before I adhered it to the card I used my Stamp-a-ma-jig to stamp the sun from the Kinda Eclectic Stamp Set in Crushed Curry. The leaves and the butterflies are also form the same set. I stamped the butterflies in Lost Lagoon and punched then out with the Elegant Butterfly Punch and the Bitty Butterfly Punch. A staple from our new Handheld Stapler* creates the body of each and they are adhered to the card with Stampin’ Dimensionals. The leaves are stamped in Old Olive and cut out with my Paper Snips. I separated some Linen Thread and created two loops to put under the flower which is from the Choose Happiness Stamp Set. I stamped it in Blackberry Bliss and cut it out with my Paper Snips, Stampin’ Dimensionals hold it in place as well. The greeting is from the A Dozen Thoughts Stamp Set, I stamped it in Early Espresso and angled the right side before adhering it to the card with a few more Stampin’ Dimensionals. I told you that I loved the Kinda Eclectic Stamp Set and I think it works nicely with the Choose Happiness Stamp Set. They are definitely two of my favorites! Are you enjoying the Kinda Eclectic Set as much as I am?! I hope you are enjoying the cards! Thanks very much for taking the time to visit me, have a great Saturday! 🙂

Eclectic Wood Happiness-WM

Stampin’ Up! products used:

Stamp Sets: Kinda Eclectic, Choose Happiness and A Dozen Thoughts Clear Mount

Ink: Crushed Curry, Old Olive, Lost Lagoon, Blackberry Bliss and Early Espresso Classic Stampin’ Ink

Card Stock: Very Vanilla and Sahara Sand

Framelits: Circles Collection

Embossing Folder: Woodgrain

Punches: Elegant Butterfly and Bitty Butterfly

Embellishments: Linen Thread

Tools: Big Shot, Texture Boutique, Paper Snips, Handheld Stapler, Stamp-a-ma-jig, Stampin’ Dimensionals and SNAIL

*2014 Holiday Catalog (August 28th)

 

Current Promotions:

The 2014-2015 Annual Catalog is here!! Get your lists ready and place your orders!!

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 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 newest sets are Dear Heart and Christmas Bliss. It’s a completely clear stamping option you are going to love!

Pals Paper Arts 213 & Yes… More Pics!

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Oh my… guess what?! Yup… it’s FRIDAY! Woo hoo! I have to say that this week went by fast and considering I was at work on Monday for 13 hours that’s a great thing! I will be getting crafty this weekend, I have a bunch of thank you cards to make! I think that those are my favorite cards to send out! I really should keep a bunch on hand but I like to think of the person that I am sending it to and try to make it for them. That makes sense, right?! Last night my friend Maureen stopped by for a bit and after she left I put on some Sam and spent a little time in the Stampin’ Galley! Yes, I have decided on the name! Thank you for all of your suggestions! What finally made the decision is, are you ready for really corny?! I thought, I can can cook up some cards in the Stampin’ Galley! Pretty bad huh?! LOL! It made me chuckle and I hope you got a laugh too! So, I think that these are the last of the pictures from Convention. Unless you count the few of just me that I really like, but that would be a little narcissistic of me to post those. I don’t really like many pictures of myself but my friend Amanda takes amazing pictures. These are all ones that she took except for the first one, that’s her and I!

Amanda & I

She is a very talented photographer! You can see in these next shots exactly what I mean…

Pam & I

That’s Pam and I, love the black and white.

Maggie & I

This one is of Maggie and I, it just makes me smile when I see it! Was I right? Amanda is a pretty great photographer!

I really do love being with all of the people at Convention, it is a very good time, the best part is of course seeing all of my peeps!

Now it’s off to today’s card and it’s for this week’s Pals Paper Arts sketch…

PPA 213

Oh the possibilities! I actually took one look at it and knew just what I wanted to do. I was itching to get the Kinda Eclectic set and I need to get to using it! The only thing I wasn’t sure of was what colors I wanted to use. The card begins with a base of Night of Navy Card Stock and the background is a piece of paper from the Typeset Specialty Designer Series Paper Pack. I spritzed it with some Night of Navy Ink before adhering it to the base. My three panels are all Vary Vanilla backed by Night of Navy and all of the images are from the Kinda Eclectic Stamp Set. The top and bottom are stamped with the leaves in Baked Brown Sugar. For the middle I stamped the sun in Crisp Cantaloupe. My greeting is from the Something to Say Stamp Set and is stamped in Blackberry Bliss on Vellum Card Stock. I adhered the Vellum to the sun with some Vellum Adhesive. The top and bottom panels are adhered with SNAIL and the middle with Stampin’ Dimensionals. Two butterflies, also from Kinda Eclectic, are stamped in Blackberry Bliss and punched out with the Elegant Butterfly Punch. I adhered them with Mini Glue Dots and fluffed up their wings. The card needed a little something else so I adhered some 2013-2015 In-Color Sequins in the upper right and lower left. I love the simplicity of the layout and the eclectic mix of colors! And there is my card for this week’s Pals Paper Arts sketch! I hope that you enjoyed the card and the pictures. Thank you so much for coming by to see what I’m up to, I hope that you have a very enjoyable Friday! 🙂

PPA 213-WM

Stampin’ Up! products used:

Stamp Sets: Kinda Eclectic and Something to Say Clear Mount

Ink: Baked Brown Sugar, Blackberry Bliss and Calypso Coral Classic Stampin’ Ink

Ink Refill: Night of Navy

Card Stock: Night of Navy and Very Vanilla

Specialty Card Stock: Vellum

Designer Series Paper: Typeset Specialty

Punch: Elegant Butterfly

Embellishments: 2013-2014 In-Color Designer Sequins

Tools: Stampin’ Spritzer, Mini Glue Dots, Stampin’ Dimensionals and SNAIL

 

Current Promotions:

The 2014-2015 Annual Catalog is here!! Get your lists ready and place your orders!!

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 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 newest sets are Dear Heart and Christmas Bliss. It’s a completely clear stamping option you are going to love!

Freshly Made Sketches 146 & Danny

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It’s Thursday already! That is definitely a good thing! I had a fun day at work yesterday dealing with our Lobby TV set up. We show a loop on the TV and the things that we use now don’t work so I’m testing out new solutions and think I may have found one that uses Mac minis. Hopefully it will work! I was going to post more Convention pictures today but something a little more important was brought to my attention. Yesterday morning my friend Danielle text me this news story about a 5 year old boy that lives in Foxboro, MA. He is different than many other little boys, he has an inoperable brain tumor that is also chemo therapy resistant. It’s his birthday tomorrow and all he wants for it is lots of cards. So I thought well I make cards and I’m going to send him one. He likes cards with his name on them so that just what he will get. Here is the card that I made for him…

Danny B'day Card-WM

You can read about his story HERE and if you would like to send a card, it will be late but I don’t think he will mind, you can send it to:

Danny Nickerson
PO Box 212
Foxboro, MA 02035

And yes, I’m all teary eyed as I write this because I don’t think it’s fair for a 5 year old to have anything wrong with them. If a card will make him happy then a card he will get. Sorry for the sad start to the post but I just had to share his story with you. Sometimes a card is all it takes to make someone’s day and I’m happy that I get to do that!

Now on to happier things, today I have my card for this week’s Freshly Made Sketches

Freshly Made Sketches #146

I know that you are all not feeling the Christmas cards but I have new goodies that need some love so I did another one today! The card starts off with a base of Whisper White Card Stock. The background is a simple piece of Soft Sky and I stamped my greeting from the Christmas Bliss Photopolymer Stamp Set in Garden Green right on the background. A strip of Nordic Noel Designer Series Paper* and a piece of adhesive cork sheet come across from the right. The image is from the Cheerful Christmas Stamp Set* and is heat embossed with White Stampin’ Emboss Powder. I used the Window Frames Collection Framelits to cut it out and pierced around the edge with the Festive Paper-Piercing Pack. Some Stampin’ Dimensionals hold it to the card and a few Basic Jewels Rhinestones in the lower left complete the card. I really do love blues for Christmas and Soft Sky is becoming a favorite! I also think it’s neat the way the image from the Cheerful Christmas Set fits inside the Window Frame. I hope that you enjoyed my card for this week’s Freshly Made Sketches challenge. If you have some time send a card to Danny to put a smile on his face. Thank you very much for coming by today and I hope that you all have a good Thursday! 🙂

FMS 146-WM

Stampin’ Up! products used:

Stamp Sets: Cheerful Christmas* Clear Mount and Christmas Bliss Photopolymer

Ink: Garden Green Classic Stampin’ Ink

Specialty Ink: Versa-Mark

Stampin’ Emboss Powder: White

Card Stock: Whisper White, Soft Sky and Real Red

Designer Series Paper: Nordic Noel*

Framelits: Window Frames Collection

Embellishments: Basic Jewels Rhinestones

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

*2014 Holiday Catalog (August 28th)

 

Current Promotions:

The 2014-2015 Annual Catalog is here!! Get your lists ready and place your orders!!

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 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 newest sets are Dear Heart and Christmas Bliss. It’s a completely clear stamping option you are going to love!

Retro Sketches 124 & Still More Pics!

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I’m not gonna lie, I was a little tired today! I guess 3 1/2 hours of sleep isn’t enough! LOL! I’m going to make it point not to do that again. I did manage to drag myself through the day, it wasn’t especially busy which was welcome I can tell you! I do miss the lack of humidity in Utah. It was in the 80’s here yesterday and felt more like 100! I have a few more Convention pictures for you. The first one is my sweet friend Anita from Canada. She is so nice, she brought me Smarties and I just love her hat!

Anita and I

This lovely lady is Amy from the home office. She is actually in the 2014-2015 Annual Catalog. They featured her wedding pictures in the Project Life by Stampin’ Up! spread!

Amy & I

I still have a few more pictures to post and will add some more tomorrow! When I got home last night I sat down and went to make my card for this week’s Paper Craft Crew challenge and I forgot that we are taking a week off! I decided that I would try something new. I have always looked at the Retro Sketches blog but I have never participated so I thought why not?! Here is this week’s sketch…

Retro Sketches 124

I love the way they show the sketch, I think it’s really neat! I also did something that rarely do and that’s use a lot of Brights! My card begins with a base of Daffodil Delight Card Stock and for the background I embossed a piece of Melon Mambo with the Arrows Textured Impressions Embossing Folder. My large flag is a piece of Sweet Taffy Designer Series Paper that I cut out with the Banners Framelits. Some Raspberry Ripple is cut out with two of the Circles Collection Framelits and adhered to the card with Stampin’ Dimensionals. In the middle is a piece of Tempting Turquoise that I punched out with the 1 3/4″ Scallop Circle Punch. My stamped image is from the Amazing Birthday Stamp Set and is stamped in Tempting Turquoise and punched out with the 1 1/4″ Circle Punch. The greeting is from the Endless Birthday Wishes Photopolymer Stamp Set and is stamped in Rich Razzleberry on Pumpkin Pie, the ends are flagged  and Stampin’ Dimensionals hod it and the cake to the card. Finally I used my Rich Razzleberry Blendabilities Marker to color a Basic Jewel Rhinestone and I popped it on with the greeting. A very bright happy card, I love the ring around the cake and the greeting is just cool! I hope that you enjoyed my card for this week’s Retro Sketches challenge and the pics of my friends from Convention! Thanks you, as always for dropping by, have a great Wednesday peeps! 🙂

Retro Sketches 124-WM

Stampin’ Up! products used:

Stamp Sets: Amazing Birthday Clear Mount and Endless Birthday Wishes Photopolymer

Ink: Tempting Turquoise and Rich Razzleberry Classic Stampin’ Ink

Stampin’ Blendabilities Markers: Rich Razzleberry

Card Stock: Daffodil Delight, Melon Mambo, Tempting Turquoise, Pumpkin Pie and Rich Razzleberry

Designer Series Paper: Sweet Taffy

Framelits: Banners and Circles Collection

Embossing Folder: Arrows

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

Embellishments: Basic Jewel Rhinestones

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

 

Current Promotions:

The 2014-2015 Annual Catalog is here!! Get your lists ready and place your orders!!

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 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 newest sets are Dear Heart and Christmas Bliss. It’s a completely clear stamping option you are going to love!

Mojo 355 & Pals Paper Arts 212

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Yesterday was definitely a long day but not bad at all. The weather was nice, a little humid compared to what I’m used to in Salt Lake City, but nice. It wasn’t a bad day to be outside and later on in the evening there was a nice breeze. The golf event ended earlier that I thought, 9:00PM, so that was good. I came home and Heather stopped by for a bit and then I made my two cards for today. I was up much later than I had planned to be, but that is usually the case with me! Someone said that maybe I was still on Utah time and then someone else mentioned that maybe I was on Sydney time. Come to think of it after the flights on the way out last week I felt like I should have been in Australia! LOL! Yes, today I have two cards for you again, I wanted to get my Pals Paper Arts card in before the deadline! Plus, I always feel better after a little crafty time!

Before we got to the post here are Stampin’ Up! Weekly Deals…

Weekly Deals 7-22-2014 1

Weekly Deals 7-22-2014 2

As always if you would like to order one of the products featured in this week’s deals or anything else you can click on the catalog on the right, or any of the products listed below to be taken to my on-line store! Go ahead and click, you know you want to! 🙂

Today’s post contains my cards for both Mojo Monday and Pals Paper Arts, We’ll take card of the Mojo Monday card first which is based on this sketch…

Mojo355

The card contains some more sneak peeks from the new Holiday Catalog! I know it’s a bit early to be thinking of the fall and Christmas but I love to play with some new goodies! To begin my card I used a base of Soft Suede Card Stock. My background is made up of a piece of Sahara Sand, I cut the right side with the Finishing Touches Edgelits,  then I embossed it with the Woodgrain Textured Impressions Embossing Folder and tucked a piece of Color Me Autumn Designer Series Paper* underneath it on the right. The leaves and the greeting are from the For All Things Stamp Set* and are stamped in Old Olive, Cajun Craze and Crushed Curry for the leaves and Blackberry Bliss for the greeting. I cut it out with the Circles Collection Framelits and backed it with a piece of Blackberry Bliss cut out with the Starburst Framelits. The two flags are Mossy Meadow and Crushed Curry and a strip of adhesive cork takes the place of a piece of ribbon. The three acorns are also from the For All Things Stamp Set*. I stamped them in Soft Suede and cut them out with my Paper Snips. A few Stampin’ Dimensional pieces hold them in place. Like I said, I know it’s early but the stamps and DSP are just too much fun!

Mojo 355-WM

My second card for today is for this week’s Pals Paper Arts sketch challenge…

PPA 212

A nice simple sketch which is handy when you are making a card at midnight! Crumb Cake Card Stock is the base for the card and the background is a piece of Typeset Designer Series Paper backed by a piece of Cherry Cobbler. A strip of Brushed Gold Card Stock is punched with the Hearts Border Punch and backed with a piece of Cherry Cobbler and adhered across the top. The images and greeting are from the Groovy Love Stamp Set and are stamped in Cherry Cobbler, then punched out with the Sweetheart Punch and adhered to the card with Stampin’ Dimensionals. Definitely a nice simple card but fun none the less! I hope that you enjoyed my late night cards for this week’s Mojo Monday sketch and Pals Paper Arts sketch challenges. I always love spending a little time with you, thank you for stopping by and have a great Tuesday! 🙂

PPA 212-WM

Stampin’ Up! products used:

Mojo Monday Card:

Stamp Set: For All Things Clear Mount

Ink: Old Olive, Cajun Craze, Crushed Curry and Blackberry Bliss Classic Stampin’ Ink

Card Stock: Soft Suede, Sahara Sand, Blackberry Bliss, Whisper White, Mossy Meadow and Crushed Curry

Designer Series Paper: Color Me Autumn

Framelits: Circles Collection and Starburst

Edgelits: Finishing Touches

Embossing Folder: Woodgrain

Tools: Big Shot, Paper Snips, Stamp-a-ma-jig, Fast Fuze, Stampin’ Dimensionals and SNAIL

*2014 Holiday Catalog (August 28th)

 

Pals Paper Arts Card:

Stamp Set: Groovy Love

Ink: Cherry Cobbler Classic Stampin’ Ink

Card Stock: Crumb Cake, Cherry Cobbler and Very Vanilla

Designer Series Paper: Typeset

Punches: Hearts Border and Sweetheart

Tools: Stampin’ Dimensionals and SNAIL

 

Current Promotions:

The 2014-2015 Annual Catalog is here!! Get your lists ready and place your orders!!

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 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 newest sets are Dear Heart and Christmas Bliss. It’s a completely clear stamping option you are going to love!

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