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Happy Friday my friends! TGIF for sure! It was another extremely busy day at work yesterday but I did manage to get all the things done that I wanted to. After work I had some dinner with my parents and then came home and sat outside and went though my comments and email just enjoying the nice evening. Around 7:30 I got a text from my friend Chantal asking if I was up for a rescue mission. I said sure why not. Apparently the trains were all delayed and some cancelled so she got on a train the let her off at the station by my house. I went over and picked her up and she asked if she could see my apartment and I said of course! We came back to my house and I gave her the “grand tour”, LOL! I haven’t see Chantal in a while so we spent some much needed time catching up. I showed her some pictures of Daniel and she some of her granddaughter Chloe. I drove her home around 10:00 and played some Sam Smith for her, she hadn’t heard him! When we got to her house she said that she would be going inside and downloading his album immediately. She also said that she hasn’t had any new music in a while and that was because she hadn’t seen me! It was such a nice surprise to get to rescue her and spend some time together. Love when things like that happen!

Speaking of Daniel, my brother took this super cute picture of him the other day, I just love the cap and his amazing little smile!

Daniel Cap Wagon

After I got back from dropping off Chantal I decided that I needed to make my Pals Paper Arts card for this week’s color challenge…

PPA 218

I had an idea in my head as to what I wanted to do so I set out to see if I could make it happen! My card today is a bit longer than usual, it measures 6″ by 4 1/4″. The base is Crumb Caked Card Stock and so is the background that I embossed with the Woodgrain Textured Impressions Embossing Folder. I decide that I wanted to make a dreamcatcher. I used my Circles Collection Framelits to cut out a piece of Coaster Board and a piece of Hello Honey. Some Linen Thread is looped around the Coaster Board randomly, I wanted it have a simple handmade look, I used the piece of Hello Honey to cover the top. My feathers are from the Four Feathers Stamp Set and are heat embossed with Gold Stampin’ Emboss Powder on Blackberry Bliss. I also cut some out of Brushed Gold and adhered them off to the side behind the Blackberry Bliss ones. Some more Linen Thread ties them to the hoop. The greeting is from the “Vintage” Loving Thoughts Stamp Set and is also heat embossed in Gold Stampin’ Emboss Powder and cut out with the Bitty Banners Framelits. Stampin’ Dimensional pieces adhere it to the hoop. A few sequins from the Gold Sequin Trim are adhered to the Linen Thread in the hoop and a piece of Post-It Tape holds the string around the back of the card just in case the recipient wants to take it off and hang it. I just can’t stop heat embossing lately can I?! I’m loving the texture that it gives to images and greetings! So there is my late night card for this week’s Pals Paper Arts color challenge. I had fun making the card and I hope that you enjoy it! Thank you for sharing my day with me and I hope you enjoy your Friday! 🙂

PPA 218-WM

PPA 218 Close-WM

Stampin’ Up! products used:

Stamp Sets: Four Feathers and Loving Thoughts (Vintage) Clear Mount

Specialty Ink: Versa-Mark

Card Stock: Crumb Cake, Blackberry Bliss and Hello Honey

Specialty Card Stock: Brushed Gold Metallic

Specialty: Coaster Board

Stampin’ Emboss Powder: Gold

Framelits: Bitty Banners, Circles Collection and Feathers

Embossing Folder: Woodgrain

Embellishments: Linen Thread and Gold Sequin Trim

Tools: Big Shot, Heat Tool, Multi-Purpose Glue, Stampin’ Dimensionals and SNAIL


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52 responses »

  1. Well that is just gorgeous! Looks fantastic.

  2. Very clever, Justin! I love your “staging” too!

  3. Over the top awesome card! You out did yourself!
    What a cute baby! Now I need to do the same style picture with our 9 month old!
    What a great friend you are helping a stranded friend out!
    Have a great Friday!

  4. You’ll be able to catch some mighty fine dreams in your card. Like the gold embossed dream. The natural/rustic star (that’s what I see) is so so clever. Also adding the sequins will most definitely help catch your dreams. Your unexpected surprise with Chantal, well what better way to end your day. That little man Daniel, he is quite the charmer! Watch out ladies! Looks like he’ll be a ‘hat’ man, he wears it well. Have a super weekend Justin.

    • The song Dreamweaver by Gary Wright came to mind when I saw your card. Now I can’t get it out of my head. Boy this is going to date my age. LOL

    • Thank you Lisa! I do want to do another one and take a little more time with the center. It definitely does look like a rustic star and I was going for rustic! Chantal was a very nice surprise! Love when stuff like that happens! I just want to squeeze little Daniel! He does wear that hat quite well! You have a fantastic weekend too my friend! 🙂

  5. Justin,
    That pic of your nephew is Beautiful!! Love the cap! What a cutie!!

    Love your dreamcatcher card! Fabulous job!

  6. Oh I love this card. BUT that baby is Adorable!!

  7. Hi Justin and Happy Friday! Sounds like a fun evening catching up with a friend. And oh my—that pic of little Daniel is soooo cute! Love the hat! This is an awesome card! You are so clever! It looks like it took a lot of time to put together. Great colors (my favorite combo of late) and I see that same star that Lisa does with your thread. Such a great card! Hope your day isn’t as busy as the rest of them were this week. Yay for the weekend! Have a fabulous day!

    • Hello Karen!
      Yes, I had a great time with Chantal! I thought that Daniel’s hat was great but the wagon was just too cute! It did take a bit of time and I don’t love the center but it’s a first run! You are very kind! Today was a killer! But tomorrow will be loads of fun! Hope you had a nice Friday! 🙂

  8. Hi Justin
    Of course you know Daniel stole the show today- looks like great photography runs in the family. Your evening sounds like it was so fun- I love when things happen spontaneously .
    Oh and the card- wonderful with a gorgeous presentation.
    Now- let the weekend begin! Enjoy

    • Hello Marty!
      Yes, I knew that he would steal the show and I’m fine with that! My brother actually does night photography. I’ll mention his blog in my post tomorrow. I had a lovely evening, love little surprises like that! I’m happy you like the card and my little scene! Yes, amen for the weekend! 🙂

  9. OMG! A Dream Catcher! Wow! Only you would be able to see this in your mind and put it together. I haven’t seen a dream catcher in quite a long time. My son used to make them when he was young. This is a most beautiful card. Thank you once again for sharing. Have a most terrific Friday! That little Daniel is a doll. Nancy B

    • Thanks so much Nancy! I’m so happy that you enjoyed the card! I just kept seeing it so I had to sit down and see what I could come up with. I hope your Friday was great! Daniel definitely is too cute! 🙂

  10. WOW!! I love this idea. Thanks for sharing. I wasn’t going to get the feathers set or dies but I have seen soo many cool ideas using this bundle that I now HAVE to get it!!! LOL!

  11. Goodness that dream catcher is Amazing. Can you give some instructions on how it was made. I have a sister in law that needs this card.


    • Thank you Renette! I gave a description in the post, the twine is just wrapped around the hoop and there is some slack. I think there are some videos on YouTube that give a good tutorial! 🙂

  12. Absolutely awesome, it’s so fun and creative! I can’t believe you had the energy to create this after your day! Thanks so much for sharing your creativity with the Pals Paper Arts this week!

  13. Holy Cow …look what you did ! Love it !
    That baby is too cute …he needs to be in commercials !

  14. Louise (ON, Canada)

    Could this whole post get any cuter! The little man steals the show of course… what a cutie. And he will be able to catch all his dreams with that very clever dream catcher. Mom very often had one hanging in the front window. Your card is quite pretty…. but Daniel is just so adorable and what a great smile. Happy little guy. Have yourself a great Friday!

    • He he! Daniel is definitely the star of the post today! Yes! I am going to make him one in blues, thanks for the idea! I had one at some point when I was younger. He really is just the happiest little guy! I hope that you enjoyed your Friday! 🙂

  15. You are ingenious! Love the dreamcatcher!! Thanks for playing with the PPA this week!!

  16. WOW!! Great card! I love it.

    Your nephew is a little cutie. What an adorable picture.

    Have a lovely weekend.

  17. First of all, if they ever want to leave Daniel for a week so they can go on vacation – bring him to Maine and we will take excellent care of him and have so much fun doing it! LOL He is just a charmer from the git’ go as they say here.

    Love the card and the fact that you made your own dream catcher. AND to top that off you made it by going through those itsy bitsy holes on the sequins. Wowzer! You have the patience of a saint, I swear. How long did it take you to make this particular card start to finish? And boy, aren’t those feathers just the cat’s meow (rhetorical)! Can you guess that I loved this card?

    What a great friend you are Justin and that is why you have such great friends. I think it’s fabulous that everyone in your circle helps each other whether they are asked to or not. This is just wonderful. By the way,,,,,,,,a little birdie told me someone special is having a birthday next Friday…….who could it be? Who could it be?

    • Ha ha! I will be sure and tell them Grace! He is such a good little bit too, you might have a hard time giving him back! He has such an expressive little face! I know I’m biased, but I just think he’s the best!
      The card took about an hour to make. I need to make another one and try for a more uniform center! I’m so happy that you love the card! That makes me very happy!
      I love my friends! They are always there for me so I am always there for them! I’m very lucky to have the people that I have and wouldn’t trade them for anything! He he! Yes, someone is having a birthday, I think I may know him! LOL!
      I hope that you enjoyed your day my friend! 🙂

  18. Beautiful card!! Loving all the details!!!! 🙂

  19. Hi Justin, what a great idea for a card design and it worked! I love dream catchers and to see one on a card is really special. Speaking of special, Daniel is just adorable. I, too am a Sam Smith fan and have been listening to his album almost every day….when I find music I like, I tend to really exhaust it. Hope he comes out with another soon. Have a good night.

  20. I’m just going to say – WOW!

  21. OMG thats all I can say, OMG WOW!!!

  22. Mary Alice Bellis

    I never would have thought of putting a dream catcher on a card. I love it!!

  23. Fabulous card in every way! And the little guy is adorable!

  24. Oh my goodness, I just love, love, love this card!

  25. Love Daniel’s blue eyes. Wow! And this is the 1st dream catcher card I have ever seen. It’s the bomb. Now I have something special to tell you: I saw Sam Smith on SNL, and I was dumbfounded listening to him and I realized I was crying because his voice is so amazing. Silly, I know, but it was in your blog that I first heard of him, so thank you.

    • Thanks Georgie, he’s a cutie pie! Thanks, I had fun making the dream catcher and will try another one with a more structured center in the future. YEAH!!!! I’m so happy to hear that you loved him!! I think he is one of the most talented people I have ever heard in my life! You can feel the emotion when he sings! And crying is not silly, it means that it struck chord with you. His album is my life in 43 minutes, I have cried at some of his songs. I’m really happy to hear that you like him!! 🙂

  26. Where do I start…well let’s go with that adorable little nephew of yours! He is just precious and there is nothing like a red wagon! It brings back memories of my children! Now to that card….WOW – your creativity is endless and this is just fabulous! Everyone deserves a dream catcher card…..

    • Aww, thank you Susan! He is a cutie! The red wagon is the best, I remember mine! I’m very happy that you enjoyed the card too! I love dream catchers and I need to try again and get the middle a little closer to the real thing! 🙂


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