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Doily Blossoms Lace Birthday

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Sometimes playing it by ear is a good thing. I had a nice day yesterday filled with friends. Kim asked me to watch the munchkins for a bit while she ran to the store. Izzy and I sat and colored while Savannah sat in the laundry basket and played on the iPad. After that I went over to see Heather, She did something to her back so we went to the Dr. and then out to lunch. The evening was capped off by an impromptu BBQ and some wine. I came home and decided that I needed a little destruction so I watched A Good Day to Die Hard. The perfect movie when you want some explosions! LOL! Pretty good day huh?! What have you all been up to?!

Today I’m sharing with you a card that I made for my friend Danielle to send to her aunt. When I make a card for someone, especially someone that I know, I try to incorporate a little bit of them into the card, The base of the card is Very Vanilla Card Stock. I stamped the Hello Doily Stamp onto a piece of Very Vanilla in Soft Sky and then the greeting in Melon Mambo from the Simply Sketched Host(ess) Stamp Set. Across the middle is a piece of the 5/8″ Crochet Trim. I stamped a ticket from the That’s the Ticket Stamp Set in Blushing Bride and punched it out with the Ticket Duo Builder Punch. The flagged piece is stamped with one of the stamps from The Open Sea Stamp Set in Lost Lagoon and one of the Very Vintage Designer Buttons with some Linen Thread tied in a bow is adhered on top of them with a Mini Glue Dot. Next up are three flowers and some leaves from the Stippled Blossoms Stamp Set. They are stamped in Blushing Bride and Melon Mambo for the flowers and Wild Wasabi and Always Artichoke for the leaves. Some Paper Snip action and Stampin’ Dimensionals help get them on the card. To finish it off I “scattered” some Basic Jewels Pearls. The card has a vintage feel but with a clean and modern twist just like the person that received it! I had fun making this card and love the way it came out and hope that you do too! Thanks for coming by to see me today, have a lovely Sunday! 🙂

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Stampin’ Up! products used:

Card Stock: Very Vanilla

Ink: Soft Sky, Blushing Bride, Melon Mambo, Wild Wasabi, Always Artichoke and Lost Lagoon

Stamp Sets: Stippled Blossoms, Simply Sketched (Host(ess)), Hello Doily, That’s the Ticket and The Open Sea Clear Mount

Punches: Ticket Duo Builder

Embellishments: 5/8″ Crochet Trim, Very Vintage Designer Buttons, Basic Jewels Pearls and Linen Thread

Tools: Stamp-a-ma-jig, Paper Snips, Mini Glue Dots, Fast Fix Adhesive, Stampin’ Dimensionals and SNAIL

 

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!

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…

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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…

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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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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!

Paper Players 189 & Bonus!

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Ahhh… now that was a very relaxing weekend! I haven’t had one of those in years! LOL! I won’t lie, I still prefer to be busy but it was kind of nice to get to use the big TV that I had to have a few years ago. Yesterday was pretty quiet. Sunday’s are nice because Heather and I have lunch and then run around doing errands for a bit and then just chat. I came home after that and did some more craft things and then yes, watched some TV! I hope that all of you had a relaxing weekend too! (The bonus is at the end of the post!)

It’s Monday and that means that it’s time for this week’s Paper Players challenge. This week we have a Tic-Tac-Toe challenge from Nance. Remember the time that I did the whole board?! I was tempted but I behaved! So here are our choices…

Paper Players #189

I went with the center row down, Any Punch or Die, Patterned Paper and Candy or Enamel Dots. Taylor brought me home some enamel dots a while ago from Michaels and they actually match our colors pretty well so I used some of those. My card starts off with a base of Whisper White Card Stock. The background is a piece of Eastern Elegance Designer Series Paper backed with some more Whisper White and adhered to the base with Stampin’ Dimensionals. I took another piece of Whisper White and used my “Vintage” Spiral Punch and the Perforating Stampjn’ Trimmer Rotary Cutting Blade to make my notebook pear. Up in the corner are some leaves from the Peaceful Petals Stamp Set stamped in Pear Pizzaz and colored in my Blender Pen. The butterfly is from the Papillon Potpourri Stamp Set and is stamped in Summer Starfruit and punched out with the Elegant Butterfly Punch. For my greeting I used the Lots of Thanks Stamp Set and heat embossed it in White Stampin’ Emboss Powder on Coastal Cabana. Some Stampin’ Dimensionals adhere it to the notebook page. The clip is form the Hardware Clips Essential and holds my notebook paper to the base. Some enamel dots are randomly placed to complete the card. I really like those enamel dots, they are neat and the colors really do match ours pretty well. So there is my card for this week’s Tic-Tac-Toe challenge from Nance and the Paper Players. I hope you enjoyed it and that you have a magnificent Monday! 🙂

Paper Players 189-WM

Stampin’ Up! products used:

Card Stock: Whisper White and Coastal Cabana

Designer Series Paper: Eastern Elegance

Ink: Pear Pizzaz and Summer Starfruit Classic Stampin’ Ink

Specialty Ink: Vers-Mark

Stampin’ Emboss Powder: White

Stamp Sets: Lots of Thanks, Peaceful Petals and Papillon Potpourri Clear Mount

Punches: Elegant Butterfly and Spiral (Vintage)

Embellishments: Hardware Clips Essentails

Tools: Stampin’ Trimmer, Perforating Stampjn’ Trimmer Rotary Cutting Blade, Paper Snips, Stamp-a-ma-jig, Heat Tool, Stampin’ Dimensionals and SNAIL

NON Stampin’ Up!: Enamel Dots

 

Oh, I almost forgot, here is your bonus card that uses something from Sale-A-Bration seeing as today is the last day! I hope that you enjoy it too! 🙂
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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 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 197

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I had a very relaxing day yesterday, something that I don’t get to do very often but I did actually enjoy it. I worked on some projects in the morning and in the afternoon I went over to Heather’s and we watched Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close. Not the happiest movie I have seen lately but a good one none the less. It brought back memories as I was in Manhattan that day and will never forget it. After that I came back home and worked on some more projects (I got a lot of cards made!) and then watched some TV. My friend Louis stopped by for a bit to catch up. All in all a very nice day! How was your Saturday, I hope that it was as relaxing as mine!

My post for today is for this week’s Pals Paper Arts challenge and this week we have a sketch from MDS maven Nicole Watt…

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I knew what I was going to use for #2 and 3 as soon as I looked at it! The base of my card is Sahara Sand Card Stock and the background is a piece of Sweet Sorbet Designer Series Paper, One of my tags is also a piece of the same Designer Series Paper and the other a piece of Whisper White, both punched with the Angled Tag Topper Punch. My greeting is from the Yippee Skippee Stamp Set and is stamped in Pool Party. Under that I stamped the image from the Petal Parade Stamp Set in Pistachio Pudding, Crisp Cantaloupe and Summer Starfruit. The bottom panel is a piece of Summer Starfruit. I used my Fringe Scissors on a piece of Pistachio Pudding and Crisp Cantaloupe and adhered them to the panel and then to the card. I find that if you temporarily adhere a piece of card stock across the top of the piece when you use the Fringe Scissors it makes it easier to get a nice even fringe. The flower and the sliver of cork are from the Sweet Sorbet Accessory Pack and finish off the card nicely. I had originally left off the cork but the more I looked at the card the more I knew it needed something more. So there you have my card for this week’s Pals Paper Arts sketch challenge. I hope you enjoyed the card and I thank you for taking some time to come and see me. Have a great Sunday! 🙂

PPA 197-WM

Stampin’ Up! products used:

Card Stock: Sahara Sand, Whisper White, Summer Starfruit, Pistachio Pudding and Crisp Cantaloupe

Designer Series Paper: Sweet Sorbet

Ink: Pool Party, Pistachio Pudding, Crisp Cantaloupe and Summer Starfruit Classic Stampin’ Ink

Stamp Sets: Yippee Skippee and Petal Parade Clear Mount

Punch: Angled Tag Topper

Embellishments: Sweet Sorbet Accessory Pack

Tools: Stamp-a-ma-jig, Fringe Scissors 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 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 two newest sets are Sweetie Pie and Sweetie Pie Frames. It’s a completely clear stamping option you are going to love!

Mojo 338

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I can’t believe that it’s Thursday already!! Not that I’m complaining, but the week seems to be moving along doesn’t it?! I had a nice day at work yesterday. The purchasing manager asked me if I wanted to go on a field trip with her and of course I said yes! We went to Walmart to get supplies to set up an apartment for someone. It was fun with two shopping carts full of stuff that kept falling out! I do love a field trip! When I got home last night I made a card and then went to see Kim and Heather for a glass of wine. Heather and I ran to BJ’s and then I came home and made another card. A little addicted maybe?! LOL!

For today’s post I have my card for this week’s Mojo Monday sketch challenge from Debbie Carriere…

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I love the tilted panel and the banners but I did have to think about this one for a while. I wanted to use some Sale-A-Bration goodies since sadly it’s almost over. If you want some Sale-A-Bration you have until Monday people! My card starts off with a base of Sahara Sand Card Stock and my tilted background is a piece of Sweet Sorbet Designer Series Paper. The greeting is from the Simply Celebrate Stamp Set and is stamped in Basic Black. I used the Circles Collection Framelits to cut out a piece of Pistachio Pudding and another piece of Sweet Sorbet DSP to create the backdrop for my flowers. The flowers are form the Petal Parade Stamp Set and are stamped in Pool Party and Summer Starfruit, the large one is punched out with the 1 3/4″ Circle Punch and the smaller one with the 1 1/4″ Circle Punch. My banners are Pool Party punched out with the Banner Punch. The flowers are from the Banner Blast Stamp Set and are stamped in Crisp Cantaloupe and punched out with the Itty Bitty Shaped Punch Pack. In the middles are Basic Jewels Pearls. A Subtles Designer Series Button with some twine from the Sweet Sorbet Accessory Pack is adhered to the card with some Mini Glue Dots. I think that I got a good amount of Sale-A-Bration products on the card and the greeting is fun because it looks like it’s written with a marker. I hope that you enjoyed my card for this week’s Mojo Monday sketch challenge. Don’t forget to get your Sale-A-Bration items while you still can! I appreciate you taking some time to come and see what I’m up to and hope that you all have a terrific Thursday! 🙂

Mojo 338-WM

Stampin’ Up! products used:

Card Stock: Sahara Sand, Pistachio Pudding, Whisper White and Pool Party

Designer Series Paper: Sweet Sorbet

Ink: Pool Party, Summer Starfruit, Crisp Cantaloupe and Basic Black Classic Stampin’ Ink

Stamp Sets: Petal Parade, Banner Blast and Simply Celebrate Clear Mount

Framelits: Circle Collection

Punches: 1 3/4″ Circle, 1 1/4″ Circle and Banner

Embellishments: Sweet Sorbet Accessory Pack and Basic Jewels Pearls

Tools: Big Shot, Stamp-a-ma-jig, Mini Glue Dots, 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 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 two newest sets are Sweetie Pie and Sweetie Pie Frames. It’s a completely clear stamping option you are going to love!

Paper Craft Crew 86

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So we are less than a week into spring and we got some snow last night. Excuse me, Mother Nature, I think you’re a little confused. Spring is supposed to be flowers and warmer weather, not freezing cold and snow. Let’s get it together! I’ll give you until next week to get this whole thing straightened out. Thanks! LOL! At work yesterday I found myself on a 14 foot ladder putting signs up around the office. There really is no limit to what they’ll have me do there. Last night Andrew stopped by and threatened to make a card again. Stay tuned to see what happens! 🙂

It’s Wednesday and that means I’m over on the Paper Craft Crew blog with this week’s sketch challenge…

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I made another Easter card, I figured it would be good to get some use out the stamp set before the holiday has passed! The base of my card is Tangerine Tango Card Stock. The background is a piece of Island Indigo on the left and some Watercolor Wonder Designer Series Paper on the right. For the panel in the middle, I used a piece of Gumball Green backed with some Smoky Slate to serve as a base for my three eggs from the Eggstra Spectacular Stamp Set stamped in Island Indigo, Crushed Curry and Tangerine Tango. I cheated a little and used the Extra Large Oval Punch to cut out the eggs. Five banners, punched out with the Banner Punch from Tangerine Tango, Gumball Green, Smoky Slate, Crushed Curry and Island Indigo, are adhered underneath the panel which is then mounted to the card with Stampin’ Dimensionals. The little sheep and greeting are also from the Eggstra Spectacular Stamp Set and are stamped in Smoky Slate; the sheep is cut out with my Paper Snips and the greeting with the Word Bubbles Framelits. That Watercolor Wonder DSP works pretty well with everything, don’t you think?! So there is my Easter card for this week’s Paper Craft Crew sketch challenge. Take some time to stop by the blog and see what the rest of the Design Team members have for you as inspiration and don’t forget to post your card in the gallery so we can see your spin on the sketch! Thanks as always for stopping by today! I hope you have a fun-filled hump day!

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Stampin’ Up! products used:

Card Stock: Tangerine Tango, Smoky Slate, Gumball Green, Island Indigo, Whisper White and Crushed Curry

Designer Series Paper: Watercolor Wonder

Ink: Island Indigo, Crushed Curry, Tangerine Tango and Smoky Slate

Stamp Set: Eggstra Spectacular Clear Mount

Framelits: Word Bubbles

Punches: Extra Large Oval and Banner

Tools: Big Shot, Paper Snips, 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 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 two newest sets are Sweetie Pie and Sweetie Pie Frames. It’s a completely clear stamping option you are going to love!

SUO Challenges 93

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Oh Monday why must you be so mean! LOL! Nah, it actually wasn’t too bad for a Monday. Work was the usual crazy and when I got to my parents for dinner my brother, his wife and the baby were there. Oh, and my child was there too! Little Daniel is a cutie, I love his hair and he smiles for me all the time! I posted a picture of him to Instagram last night and it was over on the right on the feed on my blog but for those of you that missed it here he is in all his cuteness!

Daniel 3-24-2014

And if you look at the pictures in the background they are of Taylor when she was little, she was a cutie too, oh alright she still is!

Before I get to today’s post I was over on Mary Fish’s blog yesterday and I noticed that her supply list was quite neat and cool looking. At the end it said try Stampin’ Buddy free. I clicked on the link and came to a very non-descript page with Demo ID and Product Number spaces. I typed them in and it created a clickable supply list. I’m trying it out and you’ll have to let me know what you think of it!

Today I’m over on the SUO Challenges blog for our Boxes, Bags and Baskets challenge. I haven’t made a box in a long time so I was quite happy to get to work! My box is made from Wisteria Wonder and Calypso Coral Card Stock. I used my Simply Scored, Paper Snips and Sticky Strip to assemble it. The belly band is a piece of Whisper White and on top is a piece of Wisteria Wonder that I punched out with the Curly Label Punch. I finally got to use my Spiral Flower Bigz Die with some Calypso Coral. The flower is quite easy to make, a run through the Big Shot, some rolling and a bit of hot glue and done! The Easter egg is from the Eggstra Spectacular Stamp Set and is stamped in Wisteria Wonder and punched out with the Extra Large Oval Punch. Some “Vintage” Wisteria Wonder Bakers Twine holds it in place. I couldn’t just have the box, it needed a little card too. The card is a piece of Whisper White Card Stock with a piece of Calypso Coral  embossed with the Decorative Dots Textured Impressions Embossing Folder for the background. The stamp is also from the Eggstra Spectacular Stamp Set and is stamped in Wisteria Wonder and also punched out with the Extra Large Oval Punch. My little flowers are Wisteria Wonder punched out with the Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack with some Basic Jewels Pearls in the middles. The box would make a great place to put some jelly beans which I would have done but I finished the bag the other night! LOL! I hope that you enjoyed my project for the SUO Challenges Boxes and Bags challenge. Head on over to the blog to see what my fellow Design Team members have done and enter your project in the gallery for us to see! I hope that you all have a great Tuesday and thank you, as always, for coming by! 🙂

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SUO Challenges 93 Open-WM

Stampin’ Up! products used:

Card Stock: Wisteria Wonder, Calypso Coral and Whisper White

Ink: Wisteria Wonder Classic Stampin’ Ink

Stamp Set: Eggstra Spectacular Clear Mount

Embossing Folder: Decorative Dots

Bigz Die: Spiral Flower Original

Punches: Extra Large Oval, Curly Label and Itty Bitty Shapes Pack

Embellishments: Basic Jewels Pearls and Wisteria Wonder Bakers Twine (Vintage)

Tools: Big Shot, Simply Scored, Sticky Strip, Mini Glue Dots, 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 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 two newest sets are Sweetie Pie and Sweetie Pie Frames. It’s a completely clear stamping option you are going to love!

Control Freaks March Blog Tour!

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It’s that time again! Welcome to this month’s Control Freaks Blog Tour! This month our theme is Spring/Easter. Speaking of Spring, I’m hoping that the weather cooperates, I’m pretty done with Winter as I’m sure that all of you are too! If you are following the tour you have arrived here from the talented Debbie Henderson’s blog. This month I have two cards and one fun project inspired by friend Nicole from work.

Up first I have a fun bright card that definitely feels like Spring. The card base is a piece of Whisper White Card Stock. I took another piece of Whisper White and stamped it with the Simple Stems Stamp Set in Coastal Cabana, Daffodil Delight and Perfect Plum randomly. Next up is a piece of Gingham Garden Designer Series Paper. My greeting is from the Memorable Moments Stamp Brush Set and cut out from a piece of Elegant Eggplant with my E-Cutter. The you is from the Countless Sayings 1 Photopolymer Stamp Set and is stamped in Elegant Eggplant.  I used the 3/16″ Corner Rounder on the corners of the DSP and adhered it to the card with Stampin’ Dimensionals. My flagged piece of Whisper White is stamped with a stamp from the Perfect Pennants Stamp Set in Perfect Plum. A piece of twine from the Sweet Sorbet Accessory Pack is tied in a bow and adhered with a Mini Glue Dot. To finish the card I used the 1″ Circle Punch to punch out a piece of Eastern Elegance Designer Series Paper. In the middle is a piece of Elegant Eggplant, punched out with the Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack and I used some Crystal Effects on it to give it some shine.

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Next up is a card that reminds me of a country picnic. The base is Daffodil Delight Card Stock, a piece of Gingham Garden Designer Washi Tape goes across the top. Some Gingham Garden Designer Series Paper Is flagged and also used for the center of the Tea Lace Paper Doily, punched out with the 2 1/2″ Circle Punch. The tag is from the Notable Notions Stamp Set and is stamped in Island Indigo. I used the Chalk Talk Framelits Dies to cut it out and stamped the flowers from the Springtime Hello Stamp Set, stamped in Pear Pizzaz. Tucked under the tag is a piece of 1 1/4″ Burlap Ribbon that is flagged too. My greeting is also from the Notable Notions Stamp Set, I stamped it in Night of Navy on one of the Essentials Wooden Elements. Love that it fits right on there!

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My final project is the one that I mentioned was inspired by my friend Nicole. She came into work one day with her Country Living Magazine and showed me this neat project. It was a set of coasters made from Mason Jar lids with some cork that was stamped with Staz-On. I thought they were so cool and would make a fun gift. I found some lids on Amazon and I already had a ton of the adhesive cork sheet. I cut the cork sheet out using my Circles Collection Framelits. The images are from the By the Tide Stamp Set and are stamped in Jet Black Staz-On. I decided that they needed to be dressed up a bit so I used one of the Mini Muslin Bags and stamped the lobster from the same set in Cherry Cobbler. My tag is made with the Angled Tag Topper Punch and still more of the stamps are stamped in Marina Mist, Soft Suede and Smoky Slate. I slid the coasters in and tied the tag to the bag. Pretty neat little gift right?! Nicole thought they were!

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I hope that you enjoyed my projects for this month’s Control Freaks Blog Tour. Now you are off to see what clever Barb Mullikin has in store for you! Enjoy the rest of the tour!

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Stampin’ Up! products used:

Card 1:

Card Stock: Whisper White and Elegant Eggplant

Designer Series Paper: Gingham Garden and Eastern Elegance

Ink: Coastal Cabana, Daffodil Delight, Perfect Plum and Elegant Eggplant Classic Stampin’ Ink

Stamp Sets: Simple Stems and Perfect Pennants Clear Mount and Countless Sayings 1 Photopolymer

MDS: Moments Ago Stamp Brush Set

Embellishments: Sweet Sorbet Accessory Pack and Crystal Effects

Punches: 1″ Circle Punch and Itty Bitty Shapes Pack

Tools: E-Cutter, Stamp-a-ma-jig, Mini Glue Dots, Stampin’ Dimensionals and SNAIL

Card 2:

Card Stock: Daffodil Delight and Whisper White

Designer Series Paper: Gingham Garden

Stamp Sets: Notable Notions and Springtime Hello Clear Mount

Ink: Night of Navy, Island Indigo and Pear Pizzaz Classic Stampin’ Ink

Framelits: Chalk Talk

Punch: 2 1/2″ Circle Punch

Embellishments: Tea Lace Paper Doily, Essentials Wooden Elements and 1 1/4″ Burlap Ribbon

Tools: Big Shot, Stamp-a-ma-jig, Sticky Strip, Stampin’ Dimensionals and SNAIL

Coasters:

Card Stock: Very Vanilla

Ink: Cherry Cobbler, Marina Mist, Smoky Slate and Soft Suede Classic Stampin’ Ink

Specialty Ink: Jet Black Staz-On

Stamp Set: By the Tide Clear Mount

Framelits: Circles Collection

Punch: Scallop Tag Topper

Tools: Big Shot and Stamp-a-ma-jig

NON Stampin’ Up!: Mason Jar Lids and Adhesive Cork Sheet

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Have I mentioned that it’s still pretty cold here?! I’m hoping that when the first day of Spring arrives that weather just changes! What do you think the chances of that happening are?! I can always hope! LOL! Yesterday is a bit of a blur, work was busy and I came home and worked on some projects and by the time I looked at the time it was 9:30. My neck is feeling a little better, I followed some advice from Grace and it helped immensely! Thanks! 🙂

It’s Wednesday so that means that I’m over on the Paper Craft Crew blog for this week’s sketch challenge…

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My obsession with tags continues! LOL! The base of today’s card is Pool Party Card Stock and the background is a piece of paper from the Sweet Sorbet Designer Series Paper Pack. My tag is created with the Angled Tag Topper Punch and some Whisper White. I stamped the images from the Petal Parade Stamp Set in Pistachio Pudding, you can also just see one of the flowers, stamped in Summer Starfruit, peeking out from underneath. My bird is from the Backyard Basics Stamp Set, stamped in Basic Black on Sahara Sand and cut out with the Backyard Basics Framelits. I used my Pool Party, Crisp Cantaloupe and Summer Starfruit Stampin’ Write Markers to give him some color. A piece of twine from the Sweet Sorbet Accessory Pack is threaded through the top and left long to give it some “movement”. Tucked under the tag is a piece of Vellum Card Stock that I flagged and the greeting that is form the A Dozen Thoughts Stamp Set stamped in Basic Black. To finish the card I used one of the In-Color Boutique Details Buttons. So what do you think? I love that little bird and we already covered the tags! LOL! I thank you for coming by to see my Design Team Card for this week’s Paper Craft Crew sketch. Click HERE to check out what the rest of the design team has done with the sketch and enter yours in the gallery so we can see you take. I hope you all enjoy your day! 🙂

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Stampin’ Up! products used:

Card Stock: Pool Party and Whisper White

Designer Series Paper: Sweet Sorbet

Ink: Pistachio Pudding, Summer Starfruit and Basic Black Classic Stampin’ Ink

Stamp Sets: Petal Parade, Backyard Basics and A Dozen Thoughts Clear Mount

Framelits: Backyard Basics

Punch: Angled Tag Topper and 1 1/4″ Circle

Embellishments: Sweet Sorbet Accessory Pack and In-Color Boutique Details Buttons

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

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Backyard Basics CM

Petal Parade CMSweet Sorbet DSP

Sweet Sorbet Accessory Pack

Backyard Basics Framelits

Angled Tag Topper Punch

In Color Boutique Details

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Monday’s really aren’t my favorite day of the week, you all know what day that is! Yesterday wasn’t too bad for a Monday, work was tolerable and I had a relatively relaxing evening. I got some projects done last night and am making some progress which is always good! I did do something to my neck last week and it’s getting progressively worse. I think I may actually have to pay a visit to the Chiropractor. I’m not a big fan of doctors, I think I have been maybe 2 times in the past 12 years. We’ll see how I feel by lunchtime! I’m glad that you all enjoyed the pictures and my project yesterday! I enjoy wandering around the city looking for things to take pictures of to share with you!

Before we get to today’s card here are the weekly deals from Stampin’ Up!:

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Remember, these deals are only good until next Monday so pick your favorites and place your order! 🙂

Today I have my card for this week’s Mojo Monday sketch challenge. This week’s sketch is provided by Teresa Kline…

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Some panels for a nice simple sketch! I almost forgot that there are less than two week’s left for Sale-A-Bration! Boy did that go fast! I used some of my favorite Sale-A-Bration goodies on my card today! The base of the card is Pool Party Card Stock. I used some paper from the Sweet Sorbet Designer Series Paper pack for the two panels. The larger one is backed by a piece of Pistachio Pudding. My greeting is from the Perfect Pennants Stamp Set and is stamped in Basic Black and backed with a piece of Basic Black. The arrows, stamped in Sahara Sand and flower, stamped in Crisp Cantaloupe are from the Petal Parade Stamp Set. My flower is punched out with the 1 3/4″ Circle Punch. In the middle is a piece of Summer Starfruit that I punched out with the Boho Blossom Punch and three Basic Jewels Pearls are in the middle. Some random matte black sequins scattered around compete the card. I really think that the Sale-A-Bration products this year are some of the best we have had, don’t you?! I thank you as always for stopping by to see my Mojo Monday sketch challenge card, I hope you enjoyed it and that you have a great day! 🙂

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Stampin’ Up! products used:

Card Stock: Pool Party, Pistachio Pudding, Basic Black and Whisper White

Designer Series Paper: Sweet Sorbet

Ink: Basic Black, Crisp Cantaloupe and Sahara Sand Classic Stampin’ Ink

Stamp Sets: Perfect Pennants and Petal Parade Clear Mount

Punch: 1 3/4″ Circle Punch

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

NON Stampin’ Up!: Matte Black Sequins

Perfect Pennants CM

Petal Parade CMSweet Sorbet DSP

1 3:4%22 Circle Punch

Boho Blossoms Punch

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