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Mojo 344

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It was another beautiful day here in New York! Finally, we are getting the spring-like weather that we have waited so long for! We are supposed to get some rain tonight and tomorrow morning, but then the sun will be out again. Work was quiet again today, just how I like it. I stopped by last night and met Heather and we took the munchkins out shopping and then went back and hung out with Kim for a little while. And the evening was finished off with a visit from my favorite singer, Andrew. Pretty good day, wouldn’t you say?

The post that I have for you today is for this week’s Mojo Monday sketch challenge. Julee Tilman has provided us with an unusual sketch…

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I stayed very true to this sketch, I even used a grid on my background! The base of the card is Night of Navy Card Stock and the background is a piece of paper from the Etcetera Designer Series Paper Pack. My diamond shape is a piece of Baked Brown Sugar Card Stock that I embossed with the “Vintage” Pretty Print Textured Impressions Embossing Folder. The tag is created with the Scalloped Tag Topper Punch and is stamped in Night of Navy with the steamship from the Traveler Stamp Set*. A piece of Crumb Cake Baker’s Twine is tied in a bow through the top of the tag. The stamp on the flag is a very “Vintage” one and it is from the Travel Log Stamp Set and is also stamped in Night of Navy. I slipped a toothpick behind the tag and flag that are adhered to the card with Stampin’ Dimensionals. I love all the detail in the ship image and I thought the “Adventure” stamp, even though it’s really old, went well with it. I hope you enjoyed my “Vintage” card for this week’s Mojo Monday sketch challenge. Thanks so much for stopping by and I hope your Thursday is a great one! 🙂

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Stampin’ Up! products used:

Card Stock: Night of Navy, Baked Brown Sugar and Very Vanilla

Designer Series Paper: Etcetera

Ink: Night of Navy Classic Stampin’ Ink

Stamp Sets: Travler* and Travel Log (Vintage) Clear Mount

Embossing Folder: Pretty Print (Vintage)

Punches: Scalloped Tag Topper and Project Life Corner Rounder

Embellishment: Crumb Cake Baker’s Twine

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

Non-SU: Toothpick

*2014-2015 Annual Catalog, available June 2nd.

Current Promotions:

The Retired List is HERE! Get your favorite soon to be “Vintage” products before they sell out!

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

Pals Paper Arts 193

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I had a lovely day in Manhattan yesterday despite the cold. Those cross-town winds were quite bitter! I started the day off paying my friend Ella a visit. She lives on 5th Avenue and 79th Street. She has one of the most amazing views of Central Park. I took this picture out of her kitchen window…

Ella Window

You can see the buildings on the other side of the park and of course the yellow taxi cabs. I also went over to the West Side to see my friends Jon and Mary. When I was in the cab on the way back over to the East Side we went past Lincoln Center. I took this picture out of the window of the cab. It’s Avery Fisher hall where the New York Philharmonic performs…

Lincoln Center

There really is so much to see and do in Manhattan and I love showing you little snippets of my day! When I got home last night I remembered that I didn’t have a card to post so I used this week’s Pals Paper Arts sketch for inspiration…

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Nice and simple which is just what I needed since I got home around 9:00! The base of my card is Coastal Cabana Card stock and tha background is a piece of Retro Fresh Designer Series Paper that I cut to 4 1/8 x 5 3/8 so there is just a thin border around the card. A strip of Baked Brown Sugar is embossed with the hearts from the Adorning Accents Textured Impressions Embossing Folders. The you is from the February Paper Pumpkin Kit and is backed with some Coastal Cabana that I punched out with the 1 1/4″ Circle Punch. Stampin’ Dimensionals hold them to the strip of Baked Brown Sugar. My love is from the “Vintage” Expressions Thinlits Dies and is cut out from Baked Brown Sugar and adhered to the DSP with 2-Way Glue. A very simple card that I actually think would make a nice masculine one! I hope that you enjoyed my pictures form Manhattan and my card for this week’s Pals Paper Arts sketch challenge. I appreciate you taking some time out of your day to spend with me and I hope that you have a wonderful Sunday! 🙂

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Stampin’ Up! products used:

Card Stock: Coastal Cabana and Baked Brown Sugar

Designer Series Paper: Retro Fresh

Kit: February Paper Pumpkin

Thinlits; Expressions (Vintage)

Embossing Folder: Adorning Accents

Punch: 1 1/4″ Circle

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

Retro Fresh DSP

Adorning Accents Texture Impressions Embossing Folders

Expressions Thinlits Dies

1 1:4%22 Circle

Current Promotions:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Paper Craft Crew 80

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It was another nice frigid day here yesterday in New York getting us prepared for all the snow we’re supposed to get tonight. They’re saying anywhere from 3 to 10 inches of snow again and I say this better be the last one! LOL! Remember my friend Danielle came over recently and made up a Valentine’s Day card for her boyfriend. Well, not to be outdone, her sister, Stephanie, came over last night to make one for her boyfriend. She asked for a little guidance but she worked mostly on her own. Here is what she came up with…

Stephanie V'day Card 2014

Pretty good for a first try! She said that Arrows Textured Impressions Embossing Folder reminded her of tire tracks.

It’s Wednesday and that means it’s time for this week’s Paper Craft Crew sketch challenge. This is what we have for you this week…

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My inspiration for my card comes from the Kaleidoscope Designer Series Paper. My card starts off with a base of Basic Black Card Stock. The background is a piece of Smoky Slate that I embossed with the Arrows Textured Impressions Embossing Folder. Some Gold Foil Sheet is punched out with the Triangle Punch and adhered down the left side of the card. I used the Starburst Framelits Dies to cut out a piece of Bermuda Bay that serves as a backing for my “love” which is cut out from more Gold Foil Sheet using the “Vintage” Expressions Thinlits Dies. Two flagged pieces of the Kaleidoscope Designer Series Paper peek out from behind the Starburst on the right side. I find the color combination to be a little bold but I do like the gold accents. I also realized after that I made the card, there isn’t a single stamp on the card! I hope that you have enjoyed my Design Team card for this week’s Paper Craft Crew sketch challenge. Remember to head over to the blog to see what the other Design Team members have done with the sketch, and enter your card in the gallery so we can see your take as well! As always, I appreciate your visit. I’m off to Brooklyn later on tonight to see Andrew perform with Satellite Lane. Hopefully the snow will wait to start until we come home! Have a happy Hump Day! 🙂

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Stampin’ Up! products used:

Card Stock: Basic Black, Smoky Slate and Bermuda Bay

Designer Series Paper: Kaleidoscope

Specialty Card Stock: Gold Foil Sheet

Thinlits: Expressions Thinlits Dies (Vintage)

Framelits: Starburst

Embossing Folder: Arrows

Punch: Triangle

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

Kaleidoscope Designer Series Paper

Silver-Gold Foil Sheets

Starburst Framelits Dies

Arrows TIEF

Triangle Punch

Expressions Thinlits Dies

Current Promotions:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Catherine and Cathy Create 23

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Happy Friday peeps! No adverse weather to report from yesterday, just really cold but that’s nothing compared to what we have had lately! Work was ok yesterday, I got to run out for a bit to pick up some stuff. After work I met my friend Heather for some dinner. She is going skiing for the first time this weekend and she said we should have dinner in case she didn’t make it back! We went to Anthony’s Coal Fire Pizza and it was delicious as usual. We had a traditional thin crust pizza with calamata olives and Poscuitto, Yum! Today at work we have the Longevity Awards at the Hilton so breakfast will be good! I have this issue where I tend to eat too much towards the end of the week! LOL!

Today I’m over on the Catherine and Cathy Create blog for this month’s cards challenge. This time we have a fun theme… Gold-i-licious! I’m loving the gold on cards lately so I had some fun! My card is based on the Mojo sketch for this week, I really liked it so I thought I would give it another go! The card base is Cherry Cobbler Card Stock. I used a piece of Brushed Gold for my background and a piece of I Am Me Designer Series Paper for my banner which I backed with some Whisper White for stability. Some Gold Sequin Trim goes around the top and Stampin’ Dimensionals adhere it to the card. My piece of Basic Gray is embossed with the “Vintage” Pretty Print Textured Impressions Embossing Folder. The greeting is from the That’s the Ticket Stamp Set and is stamped in Cherry Cobbler and punched out with the Ticket Duo Builder Punch. For the hearts I used some Gold Foil Sheet and Champagne Glimmer Paper and the Hearts Collection Framelits Dies to cut them out. My arrow is one of the elements form the Label Card Thinlits Dies. All of the elements are adhered with Stampin’ Dimensionals. I personally think that this card would make a great masculine Valentine, even with all of the gold! Thank you ever so much for stopping by to see my Design Team card for this month’s cards challenge over at Catherine and Cathy Create. Stop by the blog and see all of the other fun projects and upload your take to the gallery. You might win this month’s prize, the Happy Watercolor Stamp Set! I hope that you all have a super Friday! 🙂

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Stampin’ Up! products used:

Card Stock: Cherry Cobbler, Whisper White and Basic Gray

Specialty Card Stock: Brushed Gold and Gold Foil Sheets

Designer Series Paper: I Am Me

Ink: Cherry Cobbler

Stamp Set: That’s the Ticket Clear Mount

Framelits: Hearts Collection

Thinlits: Label Card

Embossing Folder: Pretty Print (Vintage)

Punch: Ticket Duo Builder

Embellishments: Gold Sequin Trim

Tools: Big Shot, Sticky Strip, Stampin’ Dimensionals and SNAIL

That's the Ticket CM

I Am Me DSP

Silver-Gold Foil Sheets

Champagne Glimmer Paper

Hearts Collection Framelits Dies

Label Card Thinlits Dies

Pretty Print TIEF

Ticket Duo Punch

Gold Sequin Trim

Current Promotions:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Catherine & Cathy Create 22

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Hello my peeps! Are you as happy that week is over as I am?! Work was actually pretty good yesterday, the job fair went as planned and I even got out an hour early. I met up with Anthony, Danielle and Bill for dinner, yes, we went to Friday’s again. Danielle and I needed more of that Tennessee Whiskey Cake! LOL! It really was that good! We stopped at Target after dinner and I came home and made my card for today. So all in all a pretty good day.

I’m over on the Catherine & Cathy Create blog today for this month’s Hearts a Flutter challenge. We ask that you make a project that has a love theme.

CCC Challenge General Logo

I decided to go with a French theme for my card. The base is Cherry Cobbler Card Stock. For the background, I stamped the En Français Background Stamp in Sahara Sand on Very Vanilla. I cut out three Vellum hearts with the Hearts Collection Framelits Dies and spritzed them with my concoction of Bermuda Bay Re-Inker and Champagne Mist Shimmer Paint. After it had dried a little I rubbed my finger across it to give it little bit of a vintage look. The hearts are adhered to the card with Vellum Adhesive. The stamped image is from the Follow My Heart Stamp Set, stamped in Soft Suede, and cut out with my Paper Snips. A piece of Cherry Cobbler is cut out with the “Vintage” Expressions Thinlits Dies and adhered to the card with 2-Way Glue. Three hearts punched out from Brushed Gold Card Stock with the Small Heart Punch complete the card. I really love the Vellum spritzed with the Bermuda Shimmer mix and yes there are those blue and reds that I can’t see to get away from lately! LOL! I hope that you enjoyed my card for this month’s Catherine & Cathy Create challenge. Don’t forget to pay a visit to the blog and see what other interpretations of the challenge my fellow designers have come up with. Play along with us this month for your chance to with the Happy Watercolor Stamp Set! Thank you for visiting and enjoy your Saturday! 🙂

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Stampin’ Up! products used:

Card Stock: Cherry Cobbler and Very Vanilla

Specialty Card Stock: Brushed Gold and Vellum

Ink: Sahara Sand Classic Stampin’ Ink and Bermuda Bay Classic Stampin’ Ink Re-Inker

Paint: Champagne Mist Shimmer (Vintage)

Stamp Sets: Follow My Heart Clear Mount and En Français Background Wood Mount

Framelits: Hearts Collection

Thinlits: Expressions (Vintage)

Punch: Small Heart

Tools: Big Shot, Stampin’ Spritzer, Paper Snips, 2-Way Glue and SNAIL

Follow My Heart CM

En Francais Background

Brushed Gold CS

Expressions Thinlits Dies

Hearts Collection Framelits Dies

Small Heart 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!

Pals Paper Arts 188

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Hello from Manhattan! I ended up coming in last night to stay with my friend Kim. I took the train in and managed to stop at the Apple Store on my way. Who doesn’t like a late night visit to Apple?! It was nice coming in last night but it’s supposed to rain/snow today. It was a very good idea to come in last night rather than drive in today! Sometimes I have those, sometimes! LOL!

My card today is for one of the sweetest group of people, the Pals. This week over at Pals Paper Arts we have a simple sketch…

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Simple sketches seem to be the trend this week! I do love a simple card, but we all know I love a layered up one too! We’ll have to see about one of those tomorrow! My card begins with a piece of Real Red Card Stock. A strip of Fresh Prints Designer Series Paper goes down the left side. I used some Silver Foil Sheet and the Tasteful Trim Bigz XL Die to trim each side of the DSP. The greeting is from the Tags 4 You Stamp Set and is stamped in Real Red. I used the Label Bracket Punch to punch it out. Another piece of Silver Foil Sheet is cut out with the Starburst Framelits Dies and some Stampin’ Dimensionals adhere them both to the card. A simple yet bold Valentine and the Silver Foil Sheet add that little extra something. Thanks for coming by to see my card for this  week’s Pals Paper Arts sketch challenge. Have a great Saturday!

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Stampin’ Up! products used:

Card Stock: Real Red and Whisper White

Designer Series Paper: Fresh Prints Stack

Specialty Card Stock: Silver Foil Sheet

Ink: Real Red Classic Stampin’ Ink

Stamp Set: Tags 4 You Clear Mount

Framelits: Starburst

Punch: Label Bracket

Bigz Die: Tasteful Trim XL

Tools: Big Shot, Stampin’ Dimensionals and SNAIL

Tags 4 You CM

Fresh Prints DSP Stack

Silver-Gold Foil Sheets

Starburst Framelits Dies

Bracket Label Punch

Tasteful Trim Bigz XL Die

Current Promotions:

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

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

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

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

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

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

SUO Challenges 87 & Sneak Peek

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Well, here we are, the last day of 2013! Can you believe that it’s over? I think that the year just flew by. It seems like just yesterday I was at Convention. And now in a little over a week, I’ll be leaving for Leadership. Amazing just how fast things move. Hopefully it’s warmer in Texas than it is here because it was freezing today and it’s supposed to be 12 degrees on Friday! Brrrr!

For my last post of the year I have my card for the SUO Challenge. This time we ask you to create a card using January colors…

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When I think of January, I think of cold, so I used blues and some snowflakes for my card. The base of my card is Island Indigo. For the background I used a piece of the Winter Frost Specialty Designer Series Paper. Another piece of Designer Series Paper backed with a piece of Island Indigo is on top of that. A banner of the Silver Foil Sheet goes across that and my flag is cut out from a piece of Bermuda Bay with the Banners Framelits Dies* and embossed with the Northern Flurry Textured Impressions Embossing Folder. Two more pieces of the Winter Frost Specialty Designer Series Paper are cut out with the Festive Flurry Framelits and adhered to the card with Stampin’ Dimensionals. My greeting is from the Bring on the Cake Stamp Set, is stamped in Island Indigo and cut out with the Word Bubble Framelits*. How’s that for a festive, chilly birthday card?! If you’ll notice, I didn’t tell you what the name of the Designer Series Paper that is backed with Island Indigo is called. Let’s play a fun little game! Let’s see how many of you can tell me what it’s called. From all of you that answer correctly, I will select one random person and send them a little surprise. No cheating and reading the other comments. LOL! I hope you enjoyed my SUO Challenges card this time around. Head on over to the blog to see what the other designers have come up and don’t forget to enter your card in the gallery so we can see your take on the challenge! Have a great day, and we’ll see you back here next year! Woo hoo!!

Oh, and don’t forget that if you want any of the Winter Frost Designer Series Paper or Winter Frost Designer Series Paper Stack you only have three days left to order it before it’s gone! 🙂

Stampin’ Up! products used:

Card Stock: Island Indigo, Bermuda Bay and Whisper White

Specialty Card Stock: Silver Foil Sheet

Designer Series Paper: Winter Frost Specialty and ???

Ink: Island Indigo Classic Stampin’ Ink

Stamp Set: Bring on the Cake Clear Mount

Framelits: Festive Flurry, Banners* and Word Bubble*

Embossing Folder: Northern Flurry

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

*2014 Occasions Catalog (January 3, 2014)

Bring On the Cake CM

Winter Frost Specialty DSP

Winter Frost Designer Series Paper Stack

Silver-Gold Foil Sheets

Festive Flurry Framelits Dies

Northern Flurry Embossing Folder

Current Promotions:

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

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

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

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

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

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