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Creation Station Tour – Wondrous Wreath

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Hi there and happy Sunday! I had a very busy day yesterday. I woke up and crafted for a bit and then I had to get ready for Erika to come over and make Daniel’s birthday decorations. Before that Andrew, my brother, Erika and I went to Croxley’s Ale House for lunch. We met two of my brother’s friends there and had a very nice lunch. They have 10 Cent wings and really good burgers and a very large selection of beer! After lunch we came back to my house and Erika and I worked on Daniel’s party decorations and Andrew worked on moving the rest of my blog over. The decorations are mostly finished and there is only one more piece to do for the blog. I have already reassigned the jkcardsonline.com web address to the new one, I just have to move the subscribers over and then I will be able to take down this one and only use the new one. For now I will be posting on both blogs, hopefully only until Monday! As I said I will also send out a test post to make sure that all of you are getting the emails. Thanks for you patience during the transition!

It’s time for another Creation Station Blog Tour and this month we are featuring the Wondrous Wreath Photopolymer Stamp Set and the Wonderful Wreath Framelits. Well, it’s generally an all around wreath theme! If you are following along with the tour you have arrived here from the talented Deborah Smart’s blog. Such great projects!! I have a card and a home decor project for you today so let’s get to them!

First up is a neat Christmas card. For the base I used a piece of Cherry Cobbler Card Stock and the background is a piece of the Gold Fancy Foil Designer Vellum. My wreath is from the Wondrous Wreath Photopolymer Stamp Set and is stamped in Mossy Meadow on Vellum Card Stock. I sprinkled some Clear Stampin’ Emboss Powder over the image and used my Heat Tool to set it. When you stamp on Vellum the ink takes a while to dry so it the perfect excuse to heat emboss it! I stamped it again with the berries from the set and used Cherry Cobbler Stampin’ Emboss Powder for those. The Wondrous Wreath Framelits cut it out and some Multi-Purpose Glue adheres it to the card. The bow is from the same set and is heat embossed in Gold Stampin’ Emboss Powder and also cut out with the Framelits. A little bit of Stampin’ Dimensional holds it to the wreath. I cut the Joy out from the Wonderful Wreath Framelits from a piece of Cherry Cobbler and heat embossed it with Clear Stampin’ Emboss Powder twice. I think that it gives it a very cool look, almost like patent leather. Some more Multi-Purpose Glue adheres that to the card. I love the simple elegance of the card and especially the shine on the Joy!

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My next project is a fun wreath that will go on my wall somewhere in the house. I used a simple twig wreath that I had laying around in the Stampin Galley for my base. To create the bow I used the Gift Bow Bigz L Die and some Red Glimmer Paper. The berries around the wreath are also Red Glimmer Paper that I punched out with the 1/2″ Circle Punch. In the center hanging from apiece of Cherry Cobbler Baker’s Twine is a piece of Vellum Card Stock that I cut out with the Deco Labels Collection Framelits. My letters are Gold Glimmer Paper and I used the Little Letters Thinlits to cut them out and I adhered them with Multi-Purpose Glue. The ampersand is Red Glimmer Paper and is cut out with one of the dies from the Label Card Thinlits. I used some Stampin’ Dimensionals pieces to adhere that then tied it to the wreath. The bow and all the “berries” are adhered with hot glue to make sure that they stay in place! I love the sparkle of all of the Glimmer Paper and the unexpected hanging greeting in the middle!

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I really hope that you enjoyed my two projects for the Creation Station Blog Tour featuring the Wondrous Wreath Photopolymer Stamp Set. I had a great time making the projects as I always do! Now you are off to see what clever Ilina Crouse has come up with. I love to inspire you to try new things and have you come by and see what I’m up to! Enjoy the rest of your Sunday! 🙂

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Creation Station Blog Tour list:

Ilina Crouse

Kathy Kartak

Cindy Beach

Teneale Williams

Heidi Boos

Jennifer Downey

Deborah Smart

Justin Krieger (That’s Me!)

 

Stampin’ Up! products used:

Card:

Stamp Set: Wondrous Wreath Photopolymer

Ink: Mossy Meadow Classic Stampin’ Ink

Specialty Ink: Versa-Mark

Stampin’ Emboss Powder: Clear, Gold and Cherry Cobbler

Card Stock: Cherry Cobbler

Specialty Card Stock: Vellum and Gold Fancy Foil Designer Vellum

Framelits: Wonderful Wreath

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

 

Wreath:

Specialty Paper: Red and Gold Glimmer

Specialty Card Stock: Vellum

Framelits: Deco Labels Collection

Thinlits: Little Letters

Big Shot Die: Gift Bow Bigz L

Punch: 1/2″ Circle

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

 

Current Promotions:

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

It’s here! The 2014 Holiday 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 set is You’re Wonderful. It’s a completely clear stamping option you are going to love!

Creation Station Tour – Harvest

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A very good Sunday to you my friends! I had a nice day yesterday, I did some crafting, ran some errands and straightened up the apartment a bit. Love a productive day. I had dinner with Anthony and Bill, they took me to Friday’s for a belated birthday meal. After that I ran up to Hofstra and picked up Andrew and took him home. They had a carnival/music festival and he was there from 10:45 in the morning. He said they have it every year and he felt he needed to go to it and he had fun so all in all a win!. In other news it’s time for another Creation Station Blog Tour! This time around we are doing a Harvest theme focusing on the For All Things Stamp Set and Fall themed projects. If you are following the tour then you have arrived here from the very talented Deborah Smart’s Blog. I have three projects for you today, two cards and a place card holder. Lets get to them shall we?!

Up first is a sort of one layer card. All of the elements on the background are stamped onto a piece of Very Vanilla Card Stock. The leaves, acorns and greeting are all from the For All Things Stamp Set. The leaves are stamped in Hello Honey, Tangelo Twist, Mossy Meadow and Blackberry Bliss. I masked off the area for the greeting with a piece of printer paper that I cut out with the Word Bubbles Framelits. The acorns and greeting along with the border from the Project Life Point & Click Photopolymer Stamp Set are all heat embossed with Gold Stampin’ Emboss Powder. I mounted the finished panel to a piece of Brushed Gold Metallic Card Stock and then adhered that to a Very Vanilla card base. I love all of the leaves and the heat embossed acorns and greeting give the card a little extra shine.

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My next card is somewhat related to the Dreamcatcher that I did a little while ago. I’m my own worst critic but I love the way this card turned out, exactly as I had pictured it in my little brain! We begin with a piece of Hello Honey Card Stock for the base. My background is a simple piece of Very Vanilla. All of the feathers are from the Four Feathers Stamp Set and are stamped in Tangelo Twist, Blackberry Bliss and Hello Honey and are cut out with the Feathers Framelits.

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I cut the headband out of a piece of Baked Brown Sugar with the Ovals Collection Framelits. I held the headband in place while I adhered the feathers to the card. Once the feathers were adhered I used some Stampin’ Dimensionals to adhere the headband. On either side I tucked some strands of Gold Sequin Trim underneath and adhered them in place with Glue Dots. In the middle of the headband is a Gold Basic Metal Button with a piece of Baked Brown Sugar threaded through the holes and on either side are two gold sequins.

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My greeting is from the For All Things Stamp Set and is stamped in Baked Brown Sugar. I used the Chalk Talk Framelits to cut it out and before I removed it from the cutting plate I used my Baked Brown Sugar Stampin’ Write Markers to trace inside the Framelit.

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I backed it with a piece of Blackberry Bliss, also cut out with the Chalk Talk Framelits and adhered them to the card with Stampin’ Dimensionals. A really fun and I think quite realistic looking headdress!

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My last project is a fun place card holder. I used the Curvy Keepsake Box to cut out some Vellum Card Stock. I adhered the two pieces together with some Fast Fuse Adhesive. The image is from the For All Things Stamp Set and is heat embossed with Gold Stampin’ Emboss Powder. My name plate is created by cutting out some Blackberry Bliss with the Little Letters Thinlits and adhering them to a piece of Tangelo Twist backed with some Hello Honey. One of the feathers from the Four Feathers Stamp Set is stamped in Blackberry Bliss and cut out with the Feathers Framelits and tucked in behind the main panel. On the back is a Mini Clothes Pin to hold it to the ornament. I would have liked to have put a tea light inside but I could’t find any on the house! A neat place card holder that lets you change out the names whenever you want!

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So there are my three projects for the Creation Station Blog Tour featuring a Fall theme. I really hope that you enjoyed the projects and are inspired to make some Fall cards and decor. Now continuing on with the tour your next stop is our talented leader Jen Arkfeld. Love all of the cool things that she comes up with! Thank you for coming by to see my projects! I appreciate your visit and hope you have an excellent Sunday! 🙂

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Jen Arkfeld

Ilina Crouse

Stampin’ Up! products used:

Leaves Card:

Stamp Sets: For All Things Clear Mount and Project Life Point & Click Photopolymer

Ink: Hello Honey, Tangelo Twist, Mossy Meadow and Blackberry Bliss Classic Stampin’ Ink

Specialty Ink: Versa-Mark

Stampin’ Emboss Powder: Gold

Card Stock: Very Vanilla

Specialty Card Stock: Brushed Gold Metallic

Framelits: Word Bubbles

Tools: Big Shot, Heat Tool, Fast Fuse and SNAIL

Headdress Card:

Stamp Sets: Four Feathers and For All Things Clear Mount

Ink: Tangelo Twist, Blackberry Bliss, Hello Honey and Baked Brown Sugar Classic Stampin’ Ink

Stampin’ Write Marker: Baked Brown Sugar

Card Stock: Hello Honey, Very Vanilla, Blackberry Bliss and Baked Brown Sugar

Framelits: Feathers, Chalk Talk and Ovals Collection

Embellishments: Gold Basic Metal Buttons and Gold Sequin Trim

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

Place Card Holder:

Stamp Set: For All Things Clear Mount

Specialty Ink: Versa-Mark

Stampin’ Emboss Powder: Gold

Card Stock: Hello Honey, Tangelo Twist and Blackberry Bliss

Specialty Card Stock: Vellum

Framelits: Feathers and Chalk Talk

Thinlits: Curvy Keepsake Box and Little Letters

Embellishments: Mini Clothes Pins

Tools: Big Shot, Heat Tool, Multipurpose Glue, Glue Dots, Stampin’ Dimensionals and SNAIL

Current Promotions:

For the entire month of August buy a Big Shot and get a FREE Stamp & Framelit Bundle!! Click HERE for more details!

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 set Yee Haw. It’s a completely clear stamping option you are going to love!

Wonderful Wisteria Lagoon Wreath and Manhattan!

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Well the rain held out all day yesterday and I had a lovely day in Manhattan! I got in around 8:10am and parked on 90th. For my walk over to the West Side through Central Park I popped in my headphones, it makes me walk faster which if you know anyone that has walked with me in the city is way too fast! LOL! I stopped along the Reservoir and snapped a few pictures. You can see how overcast it was but the sun did peek out a few times. You also don’t realize how big the Reservoir is until you walk around it! It looks more like a lake!

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Pretty huge huh?! Much to Kim’s dismay I got to her around 8:45 instead of my estimated 10:00! LOL! I’m early for everything and she knows this but still doesn’t appreciate it! We had some coffee and then I realized that I forgot my wallet in my car. I have an aversion to wallets for some unknown reason and I tend to leave it in my backpack or car. I used to leave it at home but Andrew fixed that for me! Kim suggested that we walk back over and have breakfast at the diner that way I could get my wallet, sounded great to me so we did just that! After breakfast we wandered around and passed by this new cupcake shop called Sprinkles. From across the street we noticed that they had a Cupcake ATM!! WHAT!! Needless to say we ran over to it and I had to give it a try! You can see from the pictures my silly excitement at the prospect of a little door opening and revealing a delicious treat!!

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It was Red Velvet and it was DELICIOUS! I split it with Kim and she agreed that it was quite tasty! We will be visiting the Cupcake ATM again don’t worry about that! LOL!

Now on to the crafty part of the post. I was running through card ideas in my head on the way home and I thought that Wisteria Wonder and Lost Lagoon might look nice together so I gave it a try! My card base for today is Whisper White Card Stock. The background is a piece of Lost Lagoon and I heat embossed the sentiment from the Wondrous Wreath Photopolymer Stamp Set* with Silver Stampin’ Emboss Powder. My smoky Slate piece is cut on the bottom with the Ovals Collection Framelits for an interesting curve. The wreath is also from the Wondrous Wreath Photopolymer Stamp Set* and is stamped in Wisteria Wonder and Lost Lagoon. I heat embossed the bow with more Silver Stampin’ Emboss Powder and used the Wonderful Wreath Framelits* to cut them out. Some Stampin’ Dimensionals hold them to the card and a few of the Frosted Sequins* are adhered around the wreath with Multi-Purpose Glue. I actually really love the colors together and as many of you know I’m not a red and green holiday type of guy! I also like using the Oval to cut away part of the panel, odd but sort of cool! I hope that you enjoyed my card for today along with my silly pictures from Manhattan! Thank you for checking in to see what I’ve been up to and have yourselves a super Sunday! 🙂

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Stampin’ Up! products used:

Stamp Set: Wondrous Wreath Photopolymer*

Ink: Wisteria Wonder and Lost Lagoon Classic Stampin’ Ink

Specialty Ink: Versa-Mark

Stampin’ Emboss Powder: Silver

Card Stock: Whisper White, Lost Lagoon and Smoky Slate

Framelits: Wonderful Wreath* and Ovals Collection

Embellishments: Frosted Sequins*

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

*2014 Holiday Catalog (August 28th)

 

Current Promotions:

For the entire month of August buy a Big Shot and get a FREE Stamp & Framelit Bundle!! Click HERE for more details!

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 set Yee Haw. It’s a completely clear stamping option you are going to love!

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Happy Thursday! It rained a lot here on Tuesday night, some places got 13 inches in a few hours. There was a lot of flooding, I had a little puddle in front of my door inside but our poor friend Fred had a full 2 inches of water in his apartment. So many of the roads were flooded that some of my co-workers sat in their cars for over 3 hours waiting for them to get things moving. The news said that it was worse than Hurricane Sandy as far as the rain went. Weather is just really odd around here lately. Around 1:00PM the skies cleared up and the sun was out for the rest of the day. Hopefully it helped dry up some of the harder hit areas.

Now as for Andrew’s little post yesterday, I knew which one of the choices would be the most popular! LOL! I will tell you that the knee feels much better today, I can actually touch it. But if it’s not much better by Friday you may get your wish! LOL! Stay tuned!

I got a nice surprise in the mail today! When I was at Convention I went to Starbucks with my friend Eva and while we were there I bought a Salt Lake City mug. She asked if I collected them and I said yes. Well guess what my surprise was?! Here it is…

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How cool is that?!?! Thank you so much Eva!! That was so sweet of you! I’ll bet that my coffee will taste much better tomorrow morning having it from my new Starbucks mug!! I just noticed that the hands on the Catalog look like they are holding the mug! Pretty neat! 🙂

Now off we go to today’s card which is for this week’s Mojo Monday sketch from the lovely Julee Tilman…

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I don’t know what it is with me and shaker cards lately! I hadn’t made one in forever and now I have made about five! LOL! I did use some new goodies from the Holiday Catalog too, loving all of it! The base for today’s card is Smoky Slate Card Stock. For my background I used a piece of paper from the All is Calm Specialty Designer Series Paper* Pack along the bottom and across the seam is a piece of the All is Calm Designer Washi Tape*. They are adhered to a piece of Lost Lagoon and that is adhered to the base with SNAIL. The frame is cut out from a piece of Smoky Slate, the window with the Squares Collection Framelits. I adhered a piece of Window Sheet behind the square and behind that is another piece of paper from the All is Calm DSP Pack. Before I put the shaker together I added some of the snowflakes from the Frosted Sequins*. The snowflake on the window, the smaller one and the snow are all cut out with the Snowflake Card Thinlits* from Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper. A piece of Lost Lagoon is flagged on both ends and serves as the backdrop for the small snowflake and snow. A few Stampin’ Dimensionals adhere it to the shaker. I really love Lost Lagoon, I think it is my favorite blue ever and what better paper for snow that the Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer?! I hope that you enjoyed my card for this week’s Mojo Monday sketch and that you are not sick of the shaker cards just yet! Thank you so much for sharing in my day today! I love having you visit and your comments are always a highlight of my day! I wish you all a happy Thursday! 🙂

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Stampin’ Up! products used:

Stamp Set: None!

Ink: None!

Card Stock: Smoky Slate and Lost Lagoon

Designer Series Paper: All is Calm Specialty*

Specialty Paper: Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer and Window Sheet

Framelits: Squares Collection

Thinlits: Snowflake Card*

Embellishments: All is Calm Designer Washi Tape and Frosted Sequins

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

 

Current Promotions:

For the entire month of August buy a Big Shot and get a FREE Stamp & Framelit Bundle!! Click HERE for more details!

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 137 & Bonus!

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I was hoping that Friday would be a nice easy day but alas that was not meant to be. They are building out he warehouse at work and my department got to move boxes around all day. I haven’t been to the gym in a while but I definitely feel like I went yesterday! It was overcast all day and rained last night. I did go to IHOP with Anthony and Bill for dinner. I haven’t had IHOP in ages. I was good and got the low calories pancake and eggs. I do love  a little breakfast for dinner! I came home and watched a movie and then just relaxed. It was a good way to end a busy day. What do all of you have planned for this long weekend? I’m playing it by ear. 🙂

I have my Freshly Made Sketches sketches card for this week’s challenge for you today. There is also a bonus card at the end of the post! This week’s sketch is given to us by Jen M….

Freshly Made Sketches #137

A very simple sketch so I stayed true to it with my card. The base is Whisper White Card Stock and the background is a piece of Hello Honey that I embossed with the Decorative Dots Textured Impressions Embossing Folder. Across the lower part of the card is a piece of Moonlight Designer Series Paper. I love how nicely the embossing folder and the paper go together. My greeting is from the Everyday Occasions Card Making Kit and is stamped in Lost Lagoon. I used the Project Life Cards and Labels Framelits to cut it out. It’s backed with some Basic Gray and adhered with Stampin’ Dimensionals. Two butterflies that I punched out from Lost Lagoon with the Bitty Butterfly Punch are adhered to the right of the greeting. Simple card with some of my favorite new In-Colors and DSP. I hope that you enjoyed my card for this week’s Freshly Made Sketches challenge. Scroll down a little to see my extra card for you for today. Thank you so much for dropping by, have a great Saturday! 🙂

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Stampin’ Up! products used:

Card Stock: Whisper White, Hello Honey, Basic Gray and Lost Lagoon

Designer Series Paper: Moonlight

Ink: Lost Lagoon Classic Stampin’ Ink

Stamp Set: Everyday Occasions Card Kit

Framelits; Project Life Cards and Labels

Embossing Folder: Decorative Dots

Punch: Bitty Butterfly

Tools: Big Shot, Multipurpose Glue, Stampin’ Dimensionals and SNAIL

 

So here is my bonus card. It’s a card that I sent to a friend for her birthday. Simple but fun, I hope that you enjoy it! 🙂
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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 newest set is Endless Birthday Wishes. It’s a completely clear stamping option you are going to love!

Paper Players 196

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Well, I had a pretty relaxing Sunday. I got up this morning and started working on my projects that i needed to get finished. I had a lot to do today so an early start was good. I stopped for a bit to do my laundry and the continued before taking a break in the afternoon to watch two movies. I really do enjoy my TV time, and to think that I gave it up all together for almost three years! It’s a nice way for my brain to have some quiet time. I have a lot going on at the moment and I really need it! How was your weekend? Good I hope!

It’s Monday and that means that it’s time once again for this week’s Paper Players challenge. This week Ann has given us a CAS floral theme…

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I got the idea for the layout of this card from Pinterest. I also got to use one of my favorite punches! My card base is a piece of Sahara Sand Card Stock. On the left side is a piece of Moonlight Designer Series Paper*. I stamped my image from the Happy Watercolor Stamp Set in Memento Tuxedo Black*. The stem of the flower is colored in with my Mossy Meadow* Stampin’ Write Marker. For the flowers I used my Blender Pen and Blackberry Bliss*. I also stamped the image from the Best of Greetings Stamp Set in the same color. Down the left side I used the Spiral Border Punch*, which will be back from retirement in the new catalog! Woo hoo! Some Stampin’ Dimensionals hold the panel to the card. There you have my card for this week’s CAS floral challenge from Ann for the Paper Players. I’m loving the bLackberry Bliss, does’t it make your mouth water a little when you say it?! Thank you for paying me a visit, I hope you enjoyed the card and have yourselves a great Monday! 🙂

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Stampin’ Up! products used:

Card Stock: Sahara Sand and Whisper White

Designer Series Paper: Moonlight*

Ink: Blackberry Bliss* Classic Stampin’ Ink and Memento Tuxedo Black*

Stampin’ Write Marker: Mossy Meadow*

Stamp Sets: Happy Watercolor and Best of Greetings (Vintage) Clear Mount

Punch: Spiral Border*

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

2014-2015 Annual Catalog

 

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 newest set is Endless Birthday Wishes. It’s a completely clear stamping option you are going to love!

Freshly Made Sketches 136

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Boy did my allergies kick in today! I don’t usually have allergies until around September but I am stuffed big time. I started the Claritin so in three days I should feel better! The sun was shining until around 1:00 yesterday and then it started to get cloudy. It misted a little last night but today we are supposed to get some showers. It’s Thursday and I plan to take a little trip in to the city tonight and on Saturday, like I said yesterday it’s been too long. That of course will make today and tomorrow go a little slower as is always the case when you have something to look forward to. I stopped by my friend Sandy’s last night and we had a nice little visit. She is so great! I’m lucky in the friends that I have and I know it! 🙂

Today I have my card for this week’s Freshly Made Sketches challenge. Sweet Amy has given us this sketch…

Freshly Made Sketches #136

I took a look at the sketch while I was at work and began to formulate my idea, by the time I got home the card was done! LOL! I used Whisper White for my card base and covered the entire front with a piece of Hello Honey* that I embossed with the Honeycomb Textured Impressions Embossing Folder. The square in the middle is a piece of paper from the Moonlight Designer Series Paper Stack and is backed with a piece of Sahara Sand. Next up is a strip of Sahara Sand and another strip of the Moonlight DSP with the right side flagged. My greeting is from the Label Something Stamp Set and is stamped in Blackberry Bliss* and punched out with the Hexagon Punch. Honeycomb always needs a beee right, mine is from the Springtime Hello Stamp Set and is stamped in Hello Honey* and cut out with my Paper Snips. Some Stampin’ Dimensionals hold the square, greeting and bee to the card. Blackberry Bliss* and Hello Honey* look pretty good together don’t you think?! And I have already professed my love for the Moonlight DSP! A simple card but the little bee adds so much! I hope that you enjoyed my card for this week’s Freshly Made Sketches challenge from Amy. I had fun making the card and I thank you for coming by to see it. Have a terrific Thursday! 🙂

FMS 136-WM

Stampin’ Up! products used:

Card Stock: Whisper White, Hello Honey* and Sahara Sand

Designer Series Paper: Moonlight Stack*

Ink: Blackberry Bliss* and Hello Honey* Classic Stampin’ Ink

Stamp Sets: Label Something and Springtime Hello Clear Mount

Embossing Folder: Honeycomb

Punch: Hexagon

Tools: Paper Snips, Stampin’ Dimensionals and SNAIL

*2014-2015 Annual Catalog

 

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Paper Craft Crew 93

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Apparently either I got the weather wrong or the weather man did! It was another lovely day here yesterday, cooler but beautiful. I think they said the rain was supposed to start sometime today and then again on Friday. Work was nice again today, I usually have a little morning chat with my boss when she comes in and I have come to really enjoy it. When I got home last night I made a card and then went out an ran some errands. I needed to get some lunch for the rest of the week and pick up a new screen protector for my watch. The rest of the evening was quiet, which is always nice.

Today is Wednesday and that means that I’m over on the Paper Craft Crew for our sketch challenge…

PCCCS093 Sketch 5-14-2014

I had a little fun with the sentiment on today’s card and you’ll appreciate it when you see it! My card base is Basic Black Card Stock and the background is a piece of Kaleidoscope Designer Series Paper. The tag, lower flag and Love circle are all from the Project Life Everyday Adventure Card Collection and the Accessory Pack. I used the Circles Collection Framelits to cut out a piece of Whisper White to back the love and the two more from Bermuda Bay and Pear Pizzaz. The Friday is from the Project Life Day to Day Photopolymer Stamp Set and is stamped in Basic Black. I used the Angled Tag Topper Punch on the journaling card and trimmed a little off the bottom. An Essentials Wooden Elements triangle is at the top. I also cut out a piece of adhesive cork sheet with the Circles Collection Framelits and slipped it behind the tag. All of the elements are adhered to the card and each other with Stampin’ Dimensionals. I love the nice bright colors and patterns in the Project Life set and the way the triangle and cork oppose all of the modern geometric elements. You can also see why I said that I had fun with the greeting, Love Friday, yes I do! LOL! A fun card for this week’s Paper Craft Crew sketch challenge, don’t you think?! Make sure and go over to the blog to check out the other projects from the rest of the design team and enter your card in the gallery so we can see your interpretation of the sketch. Love having you visit with me, thanks! Enjoy your day everyone! 🙂

PCCCS093-JK-WM

Stampin’ Up! products used:

Card Stock: Basic Black, Whisper White, Bermuda Bay and Pear Pizzaz

Designer Series Paper: Kaleidoscope

Ink: Basic Black Classic Stampin’ Ink

Stamp Set: Project Life Day to Day Photopolymer Stamp Set

Project Life: Everyday Adventure Card Collection and Accessory Pack

Framelits: Circles Collection

Punch: Angled Tag Topper

Embellishments: Natural Wooden Elements

Tools: Big Shot, Fast Fix Adhesive, Stampin’ Dimensionals and SNAIL

Non Stampin’ Up!: Adhesive Cork Sheet

 

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Mojo 345 and Roses

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It was another nice day here yesterday, a little more humid than Sunday but sunny for most of the day. I’m very happy to see that Spring has finally arrived! We are supposed to get some rain over the next few days but I think that Sunday more than made up for a few days of rain. My day yesterday was nice, work productive but not crazy. I had some dinner with my parents and then came home and Andrew and Christine stopped by for a bit to discuss a fundraiser that we are working on. I’ll give you more details as things get finalized. It’s going to be a lot of fun and it’s for a really good cause! For a little added bonus at the end of today’s post are the roses that I made for my mum for Mother’s Day.

It’s Tuesday and that means it’s time for some new weekly deals from Stampin’ Up! Here are this week’s specials…

Weekly Deals 5-13-2014 1

Weekly Deals 5-13-2014 2

My post that I have for you today is for this week’s Mojo Monday sketch and Julee Tilman has give us a fun one this time…

Mojo345

I looked at the sketch yesterday morning before I left for work and actually put the card together in my little brain while I was at work! Love when I can do that! I’m also giving you a look at the new In-Colors which I’m loving! The base of my card is Whisper White Card Stock and I covered the entire front with a piece of paper from the Moonlight Designer Series Paper Stack*. The panel is a piece of Hello Honey and I cut the circles out with the Circles Collection Framelits. A few Stampin’ Dimensionals adhere it to the card over the DSP, but let it peek through the circles and the left side. The two other circles are also cut out with the Circles Collection Framelits from Blackberry Bliss* and adhered with Stampin’ Dimensionals. My greeting is from the Simply Celebrate Stamp Set and is stamped in Blackberry Bliss* and cut out with the Banners Framelits. A thin strip of Basic Gray goes down the left and it’s adhered to the circle with SNAIL. The Moonlight Designer Series Paper* is great, love the colors and patterns. I hope that you enjoyed my card for this week’s Mojo Monday sketch challenge and your sneak peek at the new In-Colors and Designer Series Paper. Your visits keep the creativity flowing and your comments make my days brighter! Thank you for your visit and have a great Tuesday! 🙂

Mojo 345-WM

Stampin’ Up! products used:

Card Stock: Whisper White, Hello Honey* and Blackberry Bliss*

Designer Series Paper: Moonlight Stack*

Ink: Blackberry Bliss* Classic Stampin’ Ink

Stamp Set: Simply Celebrate Clear Mount

Framelits: Circles Collection and Banners

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

*2014-2015 Annual Catalog

 

Here are the roses!
Mother's Day Roses
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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.

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Paper Players 195 & a Few Extras!

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Happy Monday! Yes, happy because yesterday was such an amazingly gorgeous day here on Long Island. I mean perfect temperatures, in the low 70’s and the sun was shining, there was even a slight breeze. Just complete bliss! I went and met my friend Joe for breakfast. He is in town from Los Angeles for a bit. We went to the diner and then came back to my house and caught up. It was good to see him, it’s been over a year. He is here for a little bit longer so I hope to see him again before he goes back. After I went for a nice ride in the convertible and I did manage to craft for a bit and watched a little TV too. All in all an almost perfect day! Also, thank you all so much for your wonderful comments on both cards from yesterday’s post. I really appreciate you taking the time to write and I know that Andrew does too! I hope that your Sunday was just as amazing!

If you scroll to the bottom of the post you will see the cards that I made for my friend Danielle. They are all duplicates of ones I have made before. One is a recent one and the other two are from a long time ago. 🙂

Monday, yes, that means it’s time for this week’s Paper Players challenge. This week my talented friend Sandy has given us a color challenge with a great inspiration picture…

Paper Players #195

Today’s card is sort of a toned down collage card. I used only two stamp sets! I’m just as shocked as you are! LOL! The base is So Saffron Card Stock and I stamped the images from the Everything Eleanor Stamp Set in So Saffron right on the base. A piece of Gold Foil Sheet cut out with the On Film Framelits is adhered to the base to frame a piece of Epic Day This & That Designer Series Paper that I punched out with the Postage Stamp Punch. I stamped the image in the circle in Calypso Coral from the same set and punched it out with the 2 1/2″ Circle Punch, it serves as the anchor for the rest of the goodies. The flowers are also from the Everything Eleanor Stamp Set, I heat embossed them with White Stampin’ Emboss Powder on Calypso Coral and then cut them out with my Paper Snips. Some Pear Pizzaz cut out with the Little Leaves Sizzlit are tucked behind them. My greeting is from the Teeny Tiny Wishes Stamp Set and is stamped in Pear Pizzaz. I cut it out with the Bitty Banners Framelits and also a piece of Gold Foil Sheet to back it. Stampin’ Dimensionals hold all of the elements to the card. I think it’s a fun eclectic card and I love the gold accents, they go so nicely with the So Saffron and Calypso Coral. I hope that you enjoyed my card for this week’s Paper Players color challenge from Sandy. I so appreciate you coming and spending some time with me. I hope that you all have a great Monday! 🙂

Paper Players 195-WM

 

Stampin’ Up! products used:

Card Stock: So Saffron, Whisper White, Calypso Coral and Pear Pizzaz

Specialty Card Stock: Gold Foil Sheet

Designer Series Paper: Epic Day This & That

Ink: So Saffron and Calypso Coral Classic Stampin’ Ink

Specialty Ink: Versa-Mark

Stampin’ Emboss Powder: White

Stamp Sets: Everything Eleanor Clear Mount and Teeny Tiny Wishes Wood Mount

Framelits: On Film and Bitty Banners

Sizzlit: Little Leaves

Punch: Postage Stamp

Tools: Big Shot, Heat Tool, Paper Snips, 2-Way Glue, Stampin’ Dimensionals and SNAIL

 

Here are the extra cards as promised! 🙂
DC DB Mom M'day 2014
DC DB Mom B'day 2014
DC Mom M'day 2014

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

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

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

Check out all of the Photopolymer Stamp Sets! The two newest sets are Sweetie Pie and Sweetie Pie Frames. It’s a completely clear stamping option you are going to love!

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