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Paper Players 181

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So, the Superbowl was great huh?! Ok, I’ll admit the only thing that I watched was the half-time show. I thought that it was a pretty good show, Bruno Mars sounds good live and appearance by the Red Hot Chili Peppers was neat if not a bit odd. There was plenty of food and friends to keep me occupied. My friend Michelle brought over fresh strawberries with caramel, chocolate ganachè, peanut butter and cream cheese dip for them. They were delicious and I had a hard time picking a favorite, so I sampled them a few times! LOL! I also had a nice day in Manhattan, I visited some people in the morning and then met my friend Kim for some lunch. We ate fresh, I had my usual BMT, I haven’t had it in a long time and it was yummy! I then stopped by my friend Julia’s house and her little girl Cecily gave me a card that she made for me. It’s so cute! I think we have a future crafter on our hands!

Cecily Card Open

Cecily Card Front

I even got some pictures for you. I was walking down the famous Park Avenue and snapped these. The first one is facing downtown and the second one is facing uptown.

Park Ave Downtown

Park Avenue Uptown

My post today is for this week’s Paper Players, but before I get to that I wanted to thank LeAnne for choosing my card for her Cut Above in last week’s challenge. You can see my original post HERE and the Paper Players winners post HERE. Now for this week the lovely Anne Marie has given us this theme challenge…

Paper Players #181

As I was siting there pondering what I was going to do I spied a Vintage set of Framelits and that’s where the idea for this card began. My card base is Whisper White Card Stock. I stamped my sentiment on a piece of Coastal Cabana from the Countless Sayings 2 Photopolymer Stamp Set in Baked Brown Sugar. On the bottom part I embossed a piece of Baked Brown Sugar with the Scallops Textured Impressions Embossing Folder. My lollipops are form the Sweets for the Sweet Stamp Set and are stamped in Crisp Cantaloupe, Pistachio Pudding and Strawberry Slush and punched out with the 1″ Circle Punch. I used bamboo skewers for the sticks and adhered them to the card with Multi-Purpose Glue. A piece of Window Sheet stamped with the “Vintage” Perfectly Preserved Stamp Set in Opaque White Staz-On and cut out with the “Vintage” Cannery Framelits Dies is adhered to the skewers with more Multi-Purpose Glue. To cover up the glue I cut out a piece of Champagne Glimmer Paper with the heart from the Circle Card Thinlits Dies and adhered it with a Stampin’ Dimensional. I love the Window Sheet stamped with the Opaque White Staz-On, it really does look like glass and the Champagne Glimmer Heart give the card just a little bit of sparkle! Thank you for stopping by to see my card for this week’s Paper Players theme challenge. I hope you all have a great Monday! 🙂

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Stampin’ Up! products used:

Card Stock: Whisper White, Coastal Cabana and Baked Brown Sugar

Specialty: Window Sheet

Ink: Baked Brown Sugar, Crisp Cantaloupe, Pistachio Pudding and Strawberry Slush Classic Stampin’ Ink

Stamp Sets: Countless Sayings 2 Photopolymer, Sweets for the Sweet and Perfectly Preserved (Vintage) Clear Mount

Framelits: Cannery

Thinlits: Circle Card

Embossing Folder: Scallop

Punch: 1″ Circle Punch

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

Countless Sayings 2 PP

Sweets for the Sweet CM

Champagne Glimmer Paper

Cannery Framelits Dies

Circle Card Thinlits Dies

Scallops TIEF

1%22 Circle Punch

Current Promotions:

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

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

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

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

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

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

Paper Players 174

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Yesterday was another pretty relaxing day. I got some crafting done, cleaned and organized my craft stuff. I need to make some room as yesterday started the Demonstrator Pre-Order for the 2014 Occasions Catalog and Sale-A-Bration! I can’t wait to get my new goodies and show you some of the cool new products from the upcoming catalog. If you would like a copy contact me and I’ll get one out to you! Before I get to today’s post I wanted to bring you up to speed on all of the specials that Stampin’ Up! has going on.

2013 Stampin' Up! Holiday Sale Banner

Today is the last day of the Annual Holiday Sale. You can click here to download a PDF if you need to take another peek. If you have any goodies that you want from the list of products that are up to 50% off now is the time to put those orders in. If you need some more today is also Cyber Monday and they have added the following products to the list for today only:

These items will be 30 percent off for 24 hours on Monday, December 2:

Envelope Liners Framelits Dies (item 132172)
Expressions Thinlits Dies (item 132171)
Holly Jolly Greetings Simply Sent (item 132159)
Snowflake Season Simply Sent  (item 132176)
Large Rhinestone Basic Jewels (item 129324)
Extra-Large Gift Box (item 132147)

Pretty cool! Now, I know that you may need a little more coaxing so starting today through January 27th you can order special Valentine’s products. Who doesn’t like to celebrate love?!?! You can see the flyer below or click here for a PDF.

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I also completely forgot about the new Photopolymer Stamp Set, it’s called Eye-Catching Ikat. You can see the set below or click here to download a PDF.

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Finally Stampin’ Up! announced the last of the Best of 25 Stamp Sets and this one is Best of Sale-A-Bration. You can see the flyer below or click here for a PDF.

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Now, there has to be some goodies that you want! Did you do some Holiday shopping over the weekend for others? Well, today it’s time to get yourself some prezzies! LOL!

Now on to today’s post. It’s Monday and that means it’s time for the Paper Players! This week we have a fun challenge from Lovely LeAnne…

Paper Players #174

I was quite happy when I saw this because a little over a month ago I made a card that works perfectly for this challenge. I got my inspiration from Pinterest and I was saving it… just for this… yeah… that’s right! LOL! The base of my card is Gumball Green Card Stock. The little strip of paper across the bottom is from the Afternoon Picnic Designer Series Paper Pack. All of my images are stamped on a piece of Very Vanilla. The pine branches are from the “Vintage” Watercolor Winter Stamp Set and are stamped and stamped-off in Always Artichoke. My circles are from various middles of stamp sets and are stamped and stamped-off in Pistachio Pudding, Crisp Cantaloupe, So Saffron and Blushing Bride. I choose my greeting from the More Merry Messages Stamp Set and it is stamped in Coastal Cabana. Finally some sequins are randomly placed in coordinating colors. I love the way the circles and sequins look like lights on a tree and the mix of colors is just fun! I hope that you enjoyed my card for this week’s Paper Players Evergreen challenge from LeAnne. Thank you so much for stopping by and have a marvelous Monday! 🙂

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Stampin’ Up! products used:

Card Stock: Gumball Green and Very Vanilla

Designer Series Paper: Afternoon Picnic

Ink: Pistachio Pudding, Crisp Cantaloupe, So Saffron, Coastal Cabana and Blushing Bride Classic Stampin’ Ink

Stamp Sets: Watercolor Winter (Vintage) and More Merry Messages Clear Mount

Embellishment: Sequins (Non-Stampin’ Up!)

Tools: Stamp-a-ma-jig, Multi-Purpose Glue and SNAIL

Watercolor Winter CM

More Merry Messages CM

Afternoon Picnic DSP

Current Promotions:

It’s time for Stampin’ Up!’s Annual Holiday Sale!! Save up to 50% on select item November 20th thru December 2nd! Hurry before it’s too late!! Click here for a PDF of the flyer!

Pop & Place Holiday Gift Tags and Stamps are a great way to get all of your holiday tags done quickly! You can purchase just what you need; tags, stamps or one of two bundles! The stamp set is Photopolymer so that makes placement easy. Another great thing is that all of the tags shapes are made from Punches and Framelits so if you want to add more it’s easy! They also make a great gift! Click here to order yours 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 latest ones are Map It Out and Greetings From. There is also a special Halloween set! It’s a completely clear stamping option you are going to love!

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

Fab Friday 32

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Happy Black Friday! Did you do any midnight shopping? I was good and stayed home, I had too much other stuff going on yesterday! I finished cutting out the pieces for the additional bookmarks for work, I just have to assemble them this morning. I also didn’t end up staying home for Thanksgiving. My good friend Sandy invited me to her house for dinner with her family. I had a wonderful time and she is an amazing cook. I don’t think I will have to eat at all today! LOL! I hope that all of you had a very nice Thanksgiving too!

Not only is today Black Friday but it’s also time for Fab Friday! This time around we have a color combo for you…

Fab Fri 32 Colors 11-29-2013

I had a vision of what I wanted my card to look like, I just had no idea how much I would end up pulling out to get it that way! My card base is Coastal Cabana Card Stock and the background is a piece of Real Red that I embossed with the Stylish Stripes Textured Impressions Embossing Folder. Next up I flagged a piece of Gumball Green and adhered it to the base with Stampin’ Dimensionals. Now for the collage which starts off with a Tea Lace Paper Doily. I used some old and some new stamps to create the collage and whole bunch of punches! In there are stamps from the “Vintage” Tags ‘Til Christmas, Best of Christmas, Very Merry Tags, “Vintage” Stitched Stockings and Festive Flurry Stamp Sets and the Christmas Tagables Photopolymer Stamp Set. To punch them out I used the “Vintage” Large Tag, Ornament and Stocking Builder, Decorative Label, Petite Curly Label, Mosaic, Christmas Ornament, 7/8″ Scallop Circle and 1″ Circle Punches. Now that’s a lot of punches and stamps! LOL! They are all stamped in Coastal Cabana, Real Red and Gumball Green. Oh, and there is a snowflake from the Festive Flurry Stamp Set cut out with the Festive Flurry Framelits peeking out too! I really do love the randomness of the collage look and yes, it’s a lot of product but it’s also a lot of fun! Thank you for checking in with me to see my Design Team card for the Fab Friday color challenge. Head on over to the blog to see what my talented teammates have done with the colors and enter one of your creations in the gallery so we can see your take! I hope that you enjoy your shopping if you are doing any and have a Fab Friday! 🙂

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Stampin’ Up! products used:

Card Stock: Coastal Cabana, Real Red, Gumball Green and Whisper White

Ink: Coastal Cabana, Real Red and Gumball Green Classic Stampin’ Ink

Stamp Sets: Tags ‘Til Christmas (Vintage), Best of Christmas, Very Merry Tags, Stitched Stockings (Vintage) and Festive Flurry Clear Mount and Christmas Tagables Photopolymer

Framelits: Festive Flurry

Embossing Folder: Stylish Stripes

Punches: Large Tag (Vintage), Ornament (Vintage), Stocking Builder (Vintage), Decorative Label, Petite Curly Label, Mosaic, Christmas Ornament, 7/8″ Scallop Circle and 1″ Circle

Embellishments: Tea Lace Paper Doily

Tools: Big Shot, Stampin’ Dimensionals and SNAIL

Christmas Tagables PP

Very Merry Tags WM

Best of Christmas CM

Festive Flurry CM

Tags Till Christmas

Festive Flurry Framelits Dies

Stylish Stripes TIEF

Christmas Ornament Punch

Mosaic Punch

Decorative Label Punch

1%22 Circle Punch

7:8%22 Scallop Circle Punch

Large Tag Punch

Ornament Punch

Stocking Builder Punch

Current Promotions:

It’s time for Stampin’ Up!’s Annual Holiday Sale!! Save up to 50% on select item November 20th thru December 2nd! Hurry before it’s too late!! Click here for a PDF of the flyer!

Pop & Place Holiday Gift Tags and Stamps are a great way to get all of your holiday tags done quickly! You can purchase just what you need; tags, stamps or one of two bundles! The stamp set is Photopolymer so that makes placement easy. Another great thing is that all of the tags shapes are made from Punches and Framelits so if you want to add more it’s easy! They also make a great gift! Click here to order yours 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 latest ones are Map It Out and Greetings From. There is also a special Halloween set! It’s a completely clear stamping option you are going to love!

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

Paper Players 173

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It was absolutely freezing here yesterday and the wind was between 25 and 40 MPH at any given point during the day. BRR! I ran some errands yesterday, finished my bookmarks and got some other crafty projects done. It was just too cold to be outside! I’m glad you enjoyed my little holiday pictures from Manhattan yesterday. There will be plenty more to come in the future. I have to go back and take a picture of the tree once it’s finished. My boss is back from Israel today, I’m sure she’ll be spending most of her day catching up on about 3,000 emails!

The only good thing about Monday is that it’s time for the Paper Players! This week is a shaped card challenge from Jaydee…

Paper Players #173

I don’t know why, but I’m not a huge fan of shaped cards so I decided to keep mine simple. The base for my card is Sahara Sand Card Stock. I used the Large Scallop Edgelit to trim off the bottom of the front of the card and replaced it with some Brushed Gold Card Stock. A few angled snips on each of the top sides and a hole in the middle and voila, we have a tag! I used a piece of Brushed Gold Card Stock cut out with the Festive Flurry Framelits Dies for the base of my images. The ornaments are from last year’s Ornament Keepsakes Stamp Set, which is still available. They are stamped in Bermuda Bay, Pear Pizzazz and Cherry Cobbler, cut out with the Holiday Ornaments Framelits Dies and adhered to the snowflake with Stampin’ Dimensionals. My greeting is a piece of Basic Black cut out with the Expressions Thinlits Dies and adhered to the ornaments with 2-Way Glue. The finishing touch is a piece of Basic Black 3/4″ Chevron Ribbon tied with a piece of Whisper White Baker’s Twine. While I may not be a fan of shaped cards, I do love tags, so I figured that would be a perfect compromise for today’s card. I love the color combination and I think the greeting looks neat in the Basic Black. I hope you enjoyed my take on Jaydee’s shaped card challenge for this week’s Paper Players. As always, thanks so much for taking time out of your day to come check out my blog! 🙂

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Stampin’ Up! products used:

Card Stock: Sahara Sand, Very Vanilla and Basic Black

Specialty Card Stock: Brushed Gold

Ink: Bermuda Bay, Pear Pizzazz and Cherry Cobbler Classic Stampin’ Ink

Stamp Set: Ornament Keepsakes Clear Mount

Framelits: Holiday Ornaments and Festive Flurry

Edgelit: Large Scallop

Thinlit: Expressions

Punch: 1/2″ Circle

Embellishments: Basic Black 3/4″ Chevron Ribbon and Whisper White Baker’s Twine

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

Ornament Keepsakes CM

Holiday Ornaments Framelits Dies

Festive Flurry Framelits Dies

Large Scallop Edgelits Die

Expressions Thinlits Dies

1:2%22 Circle Punch

Basic Black 3:4%22 Chevron Ribbon

White Bakers Twine

Current Promotions:

It’s time for Stampin’ Up!’s Annual Holiday Sale!! Save up to 50% on select item November 20th thru December 2nd! Hurry before it’s too late!! Click here for a PDF of the flyer!

Pop & Place Holiday Gift Tags and Stamps are a great way to get all of your holiday tags done quickly! You can purchase just what you need; tags, stamps or one of two bundles! The stamp set is Photopolymer so that makes placement easy. Another great thing is that all of the tags shapes are made from Punches and Framelits so if you want to add more it’s easy! They also make a great gift! Click here to order yours 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 latest ones are Map It Out and Greetings From. There is also a special Halloween set! It’s a completely clear stamping option you are going to love!

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

SUO Challenges 83

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As far as Monday’s go yesterday wasn’t too bad. Work was bearable and it was nice and quiet when I got home. It was really cold here but it’s supposed to warm up later in the week. I spoke to a friend last night on the phone, something that I don’t really do as most people just usually text these days. I also got to sit at the craft desk for a while and just play. We all know there is nothing I like more than that! Tomorrow is gym day and I am looking forward to that too!

Today’s post is for the SUO Challenges Design Team. This time around we ask you to use your favorite greeting. I didn’t even have to think about this one, I knew right away just what I would use. The base of today’s card is Cherry Cobbler Card Stock. I used some Brushed Gold Card Stock and the Stylish Stripes Textured Impressions Embossing Folder for the background. The little snowflakes are from the “Vintage” Northern Frost Sizzlit Decorative Strip Die and are cut out from Whisper White. I stamped my greeting using the “Vintage” Heart of Christmas Stamp, heat embossed it with some Cherry Cobbler Stampin’ Emboss Powder and rounded the corners. Behind it is a piece of Cherry Cobbler that I cut out with the Deco Labels Collection Framelits Dies and used the Essential Paper-Piercing Pack and Paper-Piercing Tool to pierce just the top and bottom. A piece of Champagne Glimmer Paper punched out with the 2 1/2″ Circle Punch goes in the middle and Stampin’ Dimensionals hold the pieces to the card. I really do love the Heart of Christmas stamp and was sad to see it go with last year’s Holiday Catalog. I was also happy when I found my Norther Frost Strip Die, I had forgotten that I had it! Thanks very much for stopping by to see my Design Team card for the SUO Challenges blog. Speaking of blog don’t forget to to head over and check out the other designers projects and enter yours in the gallery. Have a good day! 🙂

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Stampin’ Up! products used:

Card Stock: Cherry Cobbler and Whisper White

Specialty Card Stock: Brushed Gold Metallic

Specialty Paper: Champagne Glimmer

Specialty Ink: Versa-Mark

Embossing Powder: Cherry Cobbler

Stamp: Heart of Christmas Wood Mount (Vintage)

Framelits: Deco Labels Collection

Embossing Folder: Stylish Stripes

Punches: 2 1/2″ Circle and 3/16″ Corner Rounder

Sizzlit: Northern Frost Decorative Strip

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

Heart of Christmas WM

Champagne Glimmer Paper

Brushed Gold CS

Deco Labels Collection Framelits

Stylish Stripes TIEF

Northern Frost Decorative Strip Die

2 1:2%22 Circle Punch

3:16%22 Corner Rounder

Essentials Paper-Piercing Pack

Cherry Cobbler Stampin' Emboss Powder

Current Promotions:

Pop & Place Holiday Gift Tags and Stamps are a great way to get all of your holiday tags done quickly! You can purchase just what you need; tags, stamps or one of two bundles! The stamp set is Photopolymer so that makes placement easy. Another great thing is that all of the tags shapes are made from Punches and Framelits so if you want to add more it’s easy! They also make a great gift! Click here to order yours 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 latest ones are Map It Out and Greetings From. There is also a special Halloween set! It’s a completely clear stamping option you are going to love!

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

Freshly Made Sketches 103

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It’s the weekend… woo hoo! I went out to dinner with my friends Bill, Anthony and Danielle to Friday’s last night and had a Long Island Iced Tea. It was much needed after I came out to go to work yesterday and discovered that someone had hit my car. I don’t understand how people can ruin something of someone else and just leave. It must be nice to not have a conscience. So yes, that was a great way to start off my day huh?! It had a nice finish so that made it a bit better. The weather here is a little crisp this morning but nice and clear, I guess Fall is on it’s way… boo! I don’t have any definite plans for the weekend, how about you?

Before I get to today’s post I wanted to mention that there have been a bunch of new items added to the Clearance Rack! You can click here to go to my On-Line Store and check them out. I placed a little order yesterday because I just couldn’t resist! 🙂

Now for today’s post I have my card for this week’s Freshly Made Sketches challenge. Jen B. has given us a nice sketch…

Freshly Made Sketches #103

When I first looked at the sketch it reminded me of a formal look but I decided to go a different route. The base of my card is Whisper White Card Stock that I stamped randomly with the Snowflake Soiree Stamp Set in Pool Party. For the greeting I used the nice big Joy and Love Single Stamp. I stamped it in Smoky Slate and again in Island Indigo, the latter is cut out with the Deco Labels Framelits. I used a piece of Cherry Cobbler to back it and some Stampin’ DImensionals to adhere the pieces to the base. I wanted a little snowflake but opted for a piece of Cherry Cobbler punched out with the Boho Blossom Punch instead to cover up the to and from on the stamp. The paper on the right is from the Winter Frost Designer Series Paper Stack and has the corners rounded with the 3/16″ Corner Rounder. A Neutrals Candy Dot in the middle of the blossom and two Regals Candy Dots on the DSP finish off the card. I really like the new Holiday Single Stamps, they are nice and big and the Candy Dots always add that little something extra! Thanks for visiting me today to see my Freshly Made Sketches card for this week’s challenge. I hope that you all have a fun Saturday! 🙂

FMS 103

Stampin’ Up! products used:

Card Stock: Whisper White and Cherry Cobbler

Designer Series Paper: Winter Frost Designer Series Paper Stack

Ink: Pool Party, Smoky Slate and Cherry Cobbler Classic Stampin’ Ink

Stamp Sets: Snowflake Soiree and Joy and Love Single Clear Mount

Framelits: Deco Labels Collection

Embellishments: Neutrals and Regals Candy Dots

Tools: Big Shot, 3/16″ Corner Rounder, Multi-Purpose Glue, Stampin’ Dimensionals and SNAIL

Joy and Love Single CM

Snowflake Soiree CM

Winter Frost Designer Series Paper Stack

Deco Labels Collection Framelits

Boho Blossoms Punch

3:16%22 Corner Rounder

Neutrals Candy Dots

Regals Candy Dots

Current Promotions:

Butterfly Bundle – get the Papillon Potpourri Stamp Set and the Bitty Butterfly Punch for a special price now through September 30, 2013!

Paper Pumpkin! Get your first two months for only $10! Click HERE to sign up!

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

Check out all of the Photopolymer Stamp Sets! The latest one is Another Thank You. It’s a completely clear stamping option you are going to love!

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

Mojo 309

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Ahh… Tuesday already! How was your three day weekend? Mine went exceptionally quickly but I guess that’s because I had a lot going on which is a good thing. Yesterday I spent a lot of time at the craft desk, it was dreary and muggy here almost all day. I got some projects finished, started some new ones and just played for a bit. I did make the mistake of venturing out to BJ’s at one point and it was a mad house. My friend Sandy said that Staples was the same. That’s because everyone just remembered that school starts tomorrow! LOL! Last minute is always the worst idea but we are all guilty of it. This week will be a good week, mainly because it’s a four day week! Woo hoo! 🙂

Today I have my Mojo Monday sketch card for you. The sketch we have this week is provided by Julee Tilman…

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My card starts off with a base of Basic Black Card Stock. The background is the “Vintage” Lacy Brocade Textured Impressions Embossing folder from last year’s Holiday Catalog in Pumpkin Pie. I thought that it went really well with the Witches’ Brew Designer Series Paper that I used on both of the panels. Each of them are backed with some Basic Gray and adhered with Stampin’ Dimensionals. The greeting is from the Tags 4 You Stamp Set and is punched out with the Bracket Label Punch. A piece of Basic Black that I flagged on both ends goes behind it. A Pumpkin Pie Brights Designer Button with a Basic Glimmer Brad in the center completes the card. So what do you think, doesn’t the Lacy Brocade Folder look neat with the DSP?! I wish they would never retire the embossing folders, you can never have too many of them! Thanks for stopping by to see my card for this week’s Mojo Monday Sketch challenge. Enjoy the start of your four day week! 🙂

Mojo 309

Stampin’ Up! products used:

Card Stock: Basic Black, Pumpkin Pie, Basic Gray and Very Vanilla

Designer Series Paper: Witches’ Brew

Ink: Pumpkin Pie Classic Stampin’ Ink

Stamp Set: Tags 4 You Clear Mount

Embossing Folder: Lacy Brocade (Vintage)

Embellishments: Bright Designer Buttons and Basic Glimmer Brads

Punch: Bracket Label Punch

Tools: Big Shot, Mini Glue Dots, Stampin’ Dimensionals and SNAIL

Tags 4 You CM

Witches' Brew DSP

Bracket Label Punch

Brights Designer Buttons

Basic Glimmer Brads

Lacy Brocade Embossing Folder

Current Promotions:

Butterfly Bundle – get the Papillon Potpourri Stamp Set and the Bitty Butterfly Punch for a special price now through September 30, 2013!

Paper Pumpkin! Get your first two months for only $10! Click HERE to sign up!

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

Check out all of the Photopolymer Stamp Sets! The latest one is Another Thank You. It’s a completely clear stamping option you are going to love!

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

Mojo 303, My Peeps & Sneak Peek!

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Well, my vacation has come to an end. Today is my Monday and after a week away from work I am dreading my inbox! It was definitely an amazing week spent with new friends. What an awesome way to spend a vacation and I can’t wait for next year! Before we get to today’s card here is a picture of Brian & I with the wonderful Charlotte Coombes…

Me, Brian & Charlotte

I have spoken to Charlotte on FaceBook for quite a while and I have to say she is just awesomesauce with a big old cherry on top! I love her!!

Today’s post is for this week’s Mojo Monday Sketch Challenge. This week’s sketch is provided by Carole Burrage…

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I wanted a rich bright card so I needed some gold! The base is Whisper White Card Stock and the background is a piece of Real Red that I embossed using the Stylish Stripes Textured Impressions Embossing Folder*. For the strip on the left side I stamped the image from the Snowflake Soiree Stamp Set in Encore Gold Metallic Ink* and then used some Clear Stampin’ Emboss Powder and heat embossed it to give it a nice shine (the picture doesn’t do it justice). A strip of Brushed Gold Metallic Card Stock is flagged on the bottom and tucked underneath a stamp from the That’s the Ticket Stamp Set that I punched out with the Ticket Duo Builder Punch. The pane in the middle starts off with another piece of Whisper White with a piece of Brushed Gold on top. The tag is from the Pretty Presents Designer Tags* set and I used the 1″ Circle Punch to round the corners of a piece of Real Red for the backdrop to my Joy that is from the A Banner Christmas Stamp Set*. I heat embossed the images in Gold Stampin’ Emboss Powder and cut them out with my Paper Snips. Some Stampin’ Dimensionals adhere them to the card. I love all of the gold which by the way is very on-trend at the moment. Thank you very much for visiting today to see my Mojo Monday Sketch card for this week’s challenge. I hope you are enjoying the Convention pics and I’ll have some more for you tomorrow. I will also start posting my Display Samples soon. Have a good day! 🙂

Mojo 303

Stampin’ Up! products used:

Card Stock: Whisper White and Real Red

Specialty Card Stock: Brushed Gold Metallic

Ink: Real Red Classic Stampin’ Pad

Specialty Ink: Versa-Mark and Encore Gold Metallic*

Stamp Sets: A Banner Christmas*, Snowflake Soiree and That’s the Ticket Clear Mount

Stampin’ Emboss Powder: Gold and Clear

Embellishments: Pretty Presents Designer Tags*

Punches: 1″ Circle Punch and Ticket Duo Builder Punch

Tools: Paper Snips, Heat Gun, Stampin’ Dimensionals and SNAIL

*2013 Holiday Catalog (August 1st)

That's the Ticket CM

Snowflake Soiree CM

1%22 Circle Punch

Ticket Duo Punch

Gold Stampin' Emboss Powder

Clear Stampin' Emboss Powder

Brushed Gold Card Stock

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Mojo 302 & Sneak Peek

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Hello and a very happy Wednesday to you! Why such a happy Wednesday? You know… I will be on a plane in a few hours headed out to Salt Lake City for Stampin’ Up! 2013 Be the Difference Convention! Woo hoo! I’m looking forward to meeting a lot of people that I speak to on a regular basis. It’s going to be F U N!

Today’s post – Mojo Monday 302, a sketch from Julee Tilman…

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I have used a different color combo today and I’m really liking it! The base of the card is Raspberry Ripple Card Stock. I stamped a piece of Soft Sky with the Snowflake Soiree Stamp Set, that is still available from last years Holiday Catalog, in Soft Sky for the background. Next up is another piece of Raspberry Ripple that I embossed with the Stylish Stripes Textured Impressions Embossing Folder*. The greeting is from the Christmas Messages Stamp Set* and is stamped in Old Olive and backed with a piece of Soft Sky. Up in the left corner is a stamp from the A Round Array Stamp Set also stamped in Soft Sky and punched out with the 7/8″ Scallop Circle Punch. I backed it with a piece of Old Olive that I punched out with the 1″ Circle Punch. On the strip of Old Olive across the bottom is one of the Old Olive Simply Styled Embellishments*. The paper clip embellishments are pretty neat and I really do love the colors! Thank you very much for visiting me today to see my Mojo Monday card for this week’s sketch challenge. Have an awesome day and I’ll speak to you tomorrow from Utah!

Mojo Monday Sketch 302 7-16-2013

Stampin’ Up! products used:

Card Stock: Raspberry Ripple, Soft Sky, Old Olive and Very Vanilla

Ink: Soft Sky and Old Olive Classic Stampin’ Ink

Stamp Sets: Christmas Messages*, A Round Array and Snowflake Soiree Clear Mount

Embossing Folder: Stylish Stripes*

Punches: 1″ Circle and 7/8″ Scallop Circle

Embellishments: Old Olive Simply Styled*

Tools: Big Shot, Stampin’ Dimensionals and SNAIL

*2013 Holiday Catalog (August 1st)

A Round Array CM

Snowflake Soiree CM

7:8%22 Scallop Circle Punch

1%22 Circle Punch

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Don’t forget to check out the Anchor Rewards tab at the top. Earn 10 Anchors and get a FREE Stamp Set of your choice from any current catalog. If you purchase $150 worth of product you will be eligible for $25 in Host(ess) dollars to get one of the great new Host(ess) Sets or any other items from the NEW 2013-2014 Catalog or the upcoming NEW Holiday Catalog!:-)

Pals Paper Arts 162

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Happy Friday everyone! I hope that you came through the July 4th Holiday unscathed! It was literally like a war zone in my area. I understand the pretty fireworks but just the ones that sound like bombs going off are a little pointless don’t you think? I am going to attempt to take Winston to work with me today. He had a bad night last night and he needs some extra love today.

On a fun note a fellow demonstrator in Canada has a feature on her blog that she calls My Crafty Friends Mondays and she has included one of my cards and a few from other demos. You can take a look at her post here. Thank you Josée!

Today I have my post for this week’s Pals Paper Arts, yes they are back to a weekly challenge over at Pals! First I want to thank the amazing Mary Fish for choosing my card in the last challenge. You can see my original post here and the Pals post here. This week we have a color challenge that is just in time for the 4th…

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Even though it’s the day after I went with a patriotic theme for my card. The base is Pacific Point Card Stock. I took a piece of Crumb Cake and used the new Chevron Border Punch to punch the left edge. Some Stampin’ Dimensionals adhere it to the base. A piece of Real Red is reverse flagged and I used the Circles Collection Framelits to cut out the circle towards the top. The star is from the Simply Stars Stamp Set and is stamped in Pacific Point. I happened to come across a “Vinatge” Star Punch and it punches out the star perfectly! A piece of Silver Glimmer Paper is cut in a strip across the top and three stars are punched out with the Merry Minis Punch Pack (that is a carryover from the 2012 Holiday Catalog). The greeting is from the Happy Hour Stamp Set and is punched out with the Large Oval Punch. I’m seriously loving the new Chevron Border Punch and can’t wait to use the punched pieces on a card! Thank you very much for coming by to see my Pals Paper Arts card for this week’s color challenge. I hope you have a fantastic Friday!

PPA 162

Stampin’ Up! products used:

Card Stock: Pacific Point, Crumb Cake, Real Red and Whisper White

Ink: Pacific Point Classic Stampin’ Ink

Stamp Sets: Simply Stars and Happy Hour Clear Mount

Framelits: Circles Collection

Punch: Chevron Border (2013 Holiday Catalog), Merry Minis Punch Pack and Large Star Punch (Vintage)

Tools: Big Shot, Stampin’ Dimensionals and SNAIL

Simply Stars CM

Happy Hour CM

Silver Glimmer Paper

Circles Collection Framelits

Merry Minis Punch Pack

Large Oval Punch

Here are all the Photopolymer Stamp Sets, Settin’ Sail, Wanderlust, Show & Tell 1 & 2 is a two-part set. Click here to see the PDF of the flyer, Birthday Bombs Away click here for a PDF of the flyer, and Designer Typeset.The great thing about Photopolymer Stamps is that they are completely clear so you can see exactly where you are going to stamp. They work amazingly with our new Firm Foam Stampin’ Pads for great ink coverage. You are going to love them! This is a limited release so make sure you get one before it’s gone!

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

Don’t forget to check out the Anchor Rewards tab at the top. Earn 10 Anchors and get a FREE Stamp Set of your choice from any current catalog. If you purchase $150 worth of product you will be eligible for $25 in Host(ess) dollars to get one of the great new Host(ess) Sets or any other items from the NEW 2013-2014 Catalog or the upcoming NEW Holiday Catalog!:-)

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