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Hexagon Feather Hello

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Well, my Saturday didn’t go anything like I had planned. Not really a surprise, but I did a get lot of something accomplished. The arrangement of where my computer was in my apartment was making me a little crazy. It was sort of the first thing that you saw when you walked in. I don’t like a lot of open clutter, I’m fine with concealed clutter. LOL! So I went to IKEA with Taylor and got a new desk, file cabinet and bookcase. We had some lunch there too, Swedish meatballs with mashed potatoes and lingonberry sauce. YUM! I haven’t had that in such a long time! Have you ever had the Swedish meatballs from IKEA?! They are DELICIOUS! I came back home and put together the new furniture and then got rearranging and some more purging. My sister-in-law is going to take my old desk which is good because it’s a nice glass and metal one. I do feel much better now that the desk is in the living room and most of the clutter is contained when you first walk in. Not what I had planned but I’m glad that it’s done! What were you up to yesterday?!

After I got done with all of that, furniture assembly is somewhat tiring, I sat down and started to make a card. I had misplaced my container that had all of my extra pieces that I have cut out with my e-cutter but in my rearranging I found them! Today’s card uses all e-cutter goodies and no stamping! Gasp! My card begins with a base of Kraft Card Stock. I choose some Pool Party for my background and I put a strip of Washi Tape from the Everyday Adventure Project Life Accessory Pack across the bottom. Under that is a piece of adhesive cork, my fave! The hexagons are made from Baked Brown Sugar with the Hexagon Punch Digital Download, I cut out the outline omitting the inside. My feather is from the Feathered Woodcuts Kit Digital Download cut from some Bermuda Bay. For my greeting is used Coastal Cabana and the Moments Ago Stamp Brush Set. I brushed some of my Shimmer Aqua Painter concoction over it before adhering it to the cork. A nice fun mailable card that will make it’s way to brighten someone’s day! I do enjoy using my e-cutter and the cork, well we know how I feel about that! LOL! I hope that you enjoyed my quick card for today. I thank you for sharing in my day and stopping by top see what I have been up to in the Stampin’ Galley! Have a super Sunday my friends! 🙂

Hexagon Feather Hello-WM

Hexagon Feather Hello Close-WM

Stampin’ Up! products used:

Stamps: none!

Ink: none!

My Digital Studio: Hexagon Punch Digital Download, Feathered Woodcuts Kit Digital Download and Moments Ago Stamp Brush Set

Card Stock: Pool Party, Baked Brown Sugar and Coastal Cabana

Specialty Card Stock: Kraft

Embellishments: Washi Tape from Everyday Adventure Project Life Accessory Pack

Tools: 2-Way Glue, Multi-Purpose Glue and SNAIL

NON Stampin’ Up!: E-Cutter and Adhesive Cork

 

Current Promotions:

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!

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SUO Challenges 101

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Today’s the day, or I should say tonight’s the night! If the weather cooperates I will be getting on a flight to Salt Lake City at 8:30PM. Andrew is going to come by today and spend some time with me and then take me to the airport. If all goes well I will land in Utah at 11:45PM. I did treat myself to a little upgrade to sit in the first row with some extra room and be the first one off the plane! I have a hotel by the airport for the first night, my roomie Brian arrives on Wednesday at 10:30AM. I’m going to meet my buddy Wendy for some breakfast and then head back to the airport to meet up with Brian! I’m very excited to go! Please weather cooperate! I did have a nice day yesterday. Got some crafting done in the morning and then Sandy and Heather both came by for some lunch. I ran some errands with Heather and then went over by her for dinner. We had New England clam chowder and grilled cheese with turkey bacon. After dinner we did a quick run to IKEA and it was pouring when we came out. We haven’t had rain in a long time so no complaints! I went back to Heather’s for a bit and then came home and assembled my new little storage drawer. All in all a good day!

It’s Tuesday so it’s time for Stampin’ Up! weekly deals and here they are…

Weekly Deals 7-15-2014 1

Weekly Deals 7-15-2014 2

 

If you want any of the weekly deals or any other products click on the catalog to the right to go to my on-line store and place your order!

My post for today is for this week’s SUO Challenges. This time the theme is Bows, Bows, Bows! I’m not a huge bow fan but I do like them occasionally. My card was inspired by one that I saw on Pinterest. The inspiration card used a die to cut out part of the greeting and we don’t have one like it. No worries, I used my handy e-cutter! My card begins with a base of Sahara Sand Card Stock. I used my e-cutter to cut out the you from a piece of Lost Lagoon. On the top of the panel is a piece of paper from the Midnight Designer Series Paper Stack. Under that is a strip of paper from the Gold Soiree Specialty Designer Series Paper Pack. Before I adhered the panel to the card with lots-o Stampin’ Dimensionals I tied a piece of Crisp Cantaloupe Thick Baker’s Twine in the required bow around it. The banner is created with the Bitty Banners Punch and the “Vintage” Sans and Stripes Alphabet Photopolymer Stamp Set stamped in Calypso Coral. Some more Stampin’ Dimensionals hold the banners in place. I love the colors together and the layout of the card is just fun! I really hope that you enjoyed my card for the SUO Challenges Bows, Bows, Bows challenge. Stop by the BLOG and see what my fellow design Team members have created and enter one of your projects in the gallery. I appreciate your visit and if all goes well I will be blogging from Utah tomorrow! Have a great day my friends! 🙂

SUO Challenges 101-JK-WM

Stampin’ Up! products used:

Stamp Set: Sand and Stripes Photopolymer (Vintage)

Ink: Calypso Coral Classic Stampin’ Ink

Card Stock: Sahara Sand and Lost Lagoon

Designer Series Paper: Moonlight Stack and Gold Soiree Specialty

Punch: Bitty Banner

Embellishment: Crisp Cantaloupe Baker’s Twine

Tools: E-Cutter, Stampin’ Dimensionals and SNAIL

 

Current Promotions:

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!

Fab Friday 41

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I know, you hear it every week, but I never tire of it! It’s FRIDAY people! The work week is coming to close and we are heading in to the weekend! It was a rainy overcast and slightly chill day here. They said rain all day but fortunately it was just overcast and damp. Work was productive and tomorrow I get to go on a field trip again! Love field trips! I came home last night and made some cards and watched some HGTV. Tonight I’m going to dinner with my buddies Anthony and Bill. I’ll see if Andrew feels like tagging along too. Not a lot planned for the weekend, that can be a good thing. We’ll play it by ear.

Today I’m over on the Fab Friday blog for the sketch challenge…

Fab Fri 41 Sketch 5-09-2014

There is that word bubble again! I’m going to admit that I’m slightly addicted to my E-Cutter. As soon as I saw the word bubble I knew it was going to be cut out with it. I also cut some stars out of the bubble with the Large Star Digital Punch and some extra ones to sprinkle around the card. My card base is one of the new 2014-2016 In-Colors called Lost Lagoon*. I LOVE this color! It’s a bluish green with some gray thrown in, nice and subtle but rich don’t you think? For my square I used a piece of the Silver Fancy Foil Designer Vellum. Next up is my word bubble that I cut out with my E-Cutter with the Word Bubbles Punches Digital Download from a piece of So Saffron. The greeting is from the Something to Say Stamp Set and is stamped in Lost Lagoon*. To the right of that is a star from the Simply Stars Stamp Set, stamped in So Saffron and cut out with my Paper Snips. The larger small stars are punched out from So Saffron with the Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack*. They and the bubble and large star are all adhered to the card with Stampin’ Dimensionals. Don’t you think that the new Lost Lagoon* and So Saffron look great together?! I really am loving the new In-Colors, especially this one. There it is, my Design Team card for the Fab Friday sketch challenge. Pay a visit to the blog to see what the other design team members have for inspiration for you and give the sketch a try and upload your card to the gallery. I thank you for spending some time with me today and I wish all of you a Fab Friday! 🙂

Fab Friday 41-JK-WM

Stampin’ Up! products used:

Card Stock: Lost Lagoon*, So Saffron and Whisper White

Ink: Lost Lagoon* Classic Stampin’ Ink

Stamp Sets: Simply Stars and Something to Say* Clear Mount

Specialty Paper: Sliver Fancy Foil Designer Vellum

Punches: Itty Bitty Accents Pack

Tools: E-Cutter, @-Way Glue, 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 two newest sets are Sweetie Pie and Sweetie Pie Frames. It’s a completely clear stamping option you are going to love!

Creation Station Inaugural Post

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It has been a busy couple of days on the JK Cards blog! Friday I had four projects, yesterday I had two and today I have three! Today is the first post for a new design team called the Creation Station. We are here to give you lots of inspiration, so there will be plenty of photos. Every other Sunday we will focus on a few stamp sets and other items from the catalog giving you ideas on how to incorporate different items together in new and fun ways. I was honored when I was asked by Jen Arkfeld to participate and what fun it is to be with such a talented group of people. Feedback from you is very important, so be sure to let us know what you think! Let’s get started, shall we?

The first stamp set that we are focusing on today is the Stippled Blossoms Stamp Set. It’s a two step stamp set that gives you great shading details. My card begins with a base of Whisper White Card Stock and I stamped the Hardwood Background Stamp in Sahara Sand directly on it. Across the top is a thin piece of Gold Foil Sheet. The flowers from the stamp set are stamped in Strawberry Slush and Rose Red.

Creation Station Card 1 Creation Station Card 2

The Stamp-a-ma-jig make the two step stamping nice and easy. The leaves are stamped in Old Olive and Always Artichoke. They are all cut out with my Paper Snips.

Creation Station Card 3

To back them, I created a tag from Crumb Cake Card Stock using the Scalloped Tag Topper Punch. I stamped the flourish from the Everything Eleanor Stamp Set in Old Olive and adhered the tag and flowers to the base with Stampin’ Dimensionals. My greeting is from the Label Something Stamp Set and in stamped in Old Olive, punched out with the Ticket Duo Builder Punch and it too is adhered with Stampin’ Dimensionals. I cut the card base to 4 inches wide so I could let the flowers hang off the side of the card, while still allowing the card to fit into a standard sized envelope. I really like the Hardwood Background with the florals, it gives the card a nice, outdoorsy feel.

Creation Station Card 5

Creation Station Card 4

On to the next card! The next stamp set we focused on is the Geometrical Stamp Set. I did a hybrid card using both the stamp set and the digital download with my E-Cutter. The card base is Strawberry Slush Card Stock. The panel is a piece of Bermuda Bay that I cut out with my E-Cutter and the Geometrical Digital Download.

Creation Station Card 6

I stamped the second part of the greeting in Basic Black from the Traditional Stamp Set.

Creation Station Card 7

Each of the cut out triangles is backed with a piece of the Kaleidoscope Designer Series Paper. The triangles are stamped in Basic Black, Basic Gray and Crushed Curry and they are all punched out with the Triangle Punch. The panel and all of the triangles are adhered to the card with Stampin’ Dimensionals. I think the sentiment and the triangles look really cool when they are cut out of the panel and the DSP behind the triangles is a fun way to tie in the colors of the card.

Creation Station Card 9

Creation Station Card 8

The last we are focusing on today are the Tag a Bag Gift Boxes. There is a neat accessory kit that you can buy to go with them, but I opted to do something a little different. After assembling the box, I stamped a piece of Very Vanilla Card Stock with the Dictionary Background Stamp and scored it with the Simply Scored Scoring Tool.

Creation Station Box 10

I wrapped a piece of Watercolor Wonder Designer Washi Tape and a piece of Crushed Curry 3/4″ Chevron Ribbon lengthwise around the card stock before adhering it to the acetate sleeve with the new Fast Fuse Adhesive. My flowers are from the Secret Garden Stamp Set, I stamped them in Memento Tuxedo Black and colored them in using the Daffodil Delight Stampin’ Blendabilities Markers.

Creation Station Box 11

The Secret Garden Framelits cut them out and Stampin’ Dimensionals adhere them to the ribbon. My greeting is from the Four You Stamp Set and is stamped, again, in Memento Tuxedo Black. I flagged the ends of the strip and adhered it to the box with Stampin’ Dimensionals. Some Basic Jewels Pearls in the centers of the flowers complete the box. I think the Dictionary Background Stamp is a perfect background canvas for a little box like this and I really love the way the flowers came out using the new Blendabilities Markers.

Creation Station Box 13

Creation Station Box 12

And there are my three projects for my first ever Creation Station Design Team post!

Be sure to take the entire tour; if you started with me, click the ‘Next’ button below to visit our fearless leader, Jen Arkfeld! I really hope you enjoyed the projects today and that you will join us again two weeks from now for the next Creation Station blog tour! 🙂

creation station back     creation station next

 

 

 

Full Blog Tour List:

Jen Arkfeld

Ilina Crouse

Kathy Kartak

Cindy Beach

 

Stampin’ Up! products used:

 

Stippled Blossoms Card:

Card Stock: Very Vanilla and Crumb Cake

Specialty Paper: Gold Foil Sheet

Ink: Sahara Sand, Strawberry Slush, Rose Red, Old Olive and Always Artichoke Classic Stampin’ Ink

Stamp Sets: Stippled Blossoms, Everything Eleanor and Label Something Clear Mount

Punches: Scalloped Tag Topper and Ticket Duo Builder

Tools: Paper Snips, Stamp-a-ma-jig, Stampin’ Dimensionals and SNAIL

 

Geometrical Card:

Card Stock: Strawberry Slush, Bermuda Bay and Whisper White

Designer Series Paper: Kaleidoscope

Ink: Basic Black, Basic Gray and Crushed Curry Classic Stampin’ Ink

Stamp Set: Geometrical Clear Mount

MDS: Geometrical Digital Download

Punch: Triangle

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

 

Tag a Bag Gift Box:

Card Stock: Very Vanilla

Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black

Stampin’ Blendabilities Markers: Daffodil Delight

Stamp Sets: Secret Garden and Four You Clear Mount

Framelits: Secret Garden

Embellishments: Watercolor Wonder Designer Washi Tape, Crushed Curry 3/4″ Chevron Ribbon and Basic Jewels Pearls

Tools: Big Shot, Paper Snips, Stamp-a-ma-jig, Stampin’ Dimensionals and SNAIL

Catherine & Cathy Create 31

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First let me apologize for the email that you received about my post last night. I was trying to productive and type my post on the train on the way into Manhattan and I accidentally posted it instead of saving it as a draft. Such a dunce! LOL! This is the actual real post, so sorry again. From now on we type the posts on the phone in Evernote and not the WordPress App! Speaking of Manhattan, dinner was good and the show was excellent as always! As soon as I have some time I’ll post some of the video here. Oh and it poured non stop. By the time I did get home I could actually wring the water out of my pants. I only got to take one picture outside the venue. It was under an awning, the only dry place to be had as there was a leak in part of the ceiling in Tammany Hall too. It’s just the street but I find that you can see so much in Manhattan just looking down the street…

Outside Tammany Hall

Nothing exciting, just some buildings and cars. I do think that the buildings in Manhattan are neat, there are no two that are exactly alike. Not the most exciting picture but a little view of what I saw last night. 🙂

Today I’m over on the Catherine & Cathy Create blog for the monthly challenge…

CCC Challenge General Logo

I have had the Natural Composition Designer Series Paper forever and I think I have only used it once! Seeing as it’s going “Vintage” I thought I should use it now! The base of my card starts off with a piece of Whisper White Card Stock and the background is a piece of the Naturals Composition Designer Series Paper. My main panel is also Whisper White. The letters may look familiar, they are the ones that were cut out of yesterday’s card! I used some 2-Way Glue to adhere them. A piece of Watercolor Wonder Designer Washi Tape goes across the middle and some Stampin’ Dimensionals adhere it to the base. The two large stars are from the Simply Starts Stamp Set are stamped in Bermuda Bay. I used the “Vintage” Large Star Punch to punch them out. The small gold stars are Gold Foil Sheet and that are punched out with the Merry Minis Punch Pack. For the medium star I used some Champagne Glimmer Paper and the star from the Circle Card Thinlits. My greeting is from the Hello, Lovely Stamp Set, I selectively stamped just the “Lovely” and heat embossed it in Gold Stampin’ Emboss Powder and cut out with the Bitty Banners Framelits. Stampin’ Dimensionals hold all of the elements to the panel. I really like the bright white, blue and gold against the kraft color of the Designer Series Paper. I’m a little bummed that I didn’t use it more! You can go and see what the rest of the Design Team have come up with for the challenge by taking a little visit to the blog. Did you enjoy today’s card? Let me know what you thought by leaving a comment. Thanks for taking the time to come and see me! Have a fantastic Thursday!

CCC031-JK-WM

Stampin’ Up! products used:

Card Stock: Whisper White

Specialty Card Stock: Gold Foil Sheet and Champagne Glimmer Paper

Designer Series Paper: Natural Composition

Ink: Bermuda Bay Classic Stampin’ Ink

Specialty Ink: Versa-Mark

Stampin’ Emboss Powder: Gold

Stamp Sets: Hello, Lovely and Simply Stars Clear Mount

Framelits: Bitty Banners

Thinlits: Circle Card

Punches: Large Star (Vintage) and Merry Minis Pack

Embellishments: Watercolor Wonder Designer Washi Tape

Tools: Big Shot, E-Cutter, 2-Way Glue, 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 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 91 & Pics

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I will not lie to you I was tired yesterday! Apparently four hours of sleep isn’t enough for me! I usually am good with four and a half but four just doesn’t work! LOL! I did manage to get a lot accomplished at work and I got to have dinner with my parents now that they are back from London. I’ll admit that I missed them! Mum did bring me back loads of candy and chocolate, I see a diet in my future in a couple of weeks! Did you all like the picture from yesterday of the Catalog cover? You got to see some of the neat new products that they have. I did get to meet some people while I was at the Catalog Premiere. I have two pictures from it that Crystal “Super Stamp Girl” was nice enough to send me. The first one is of her, Sandy and I and the second one is of Laurie, Sandy and I. Yes, I’m a complete geek, that is my Satellite Lane A Cappella t-shirt!

Premiere1 Premiere2

I love when I get to meet the people that I talk to on my blog! Thanks for sending the pictures Crystal!

Speaking of Satellite Lane, I’m off to Manhattan tonight to have some dinner with my friend Kim and then after we are going to head downtown to see them perform at Tammany Hall. Hopefully I’ll get some pictures, it’s supposed to rain all day tomorrow. Not the best weather but it will be a good time anyway!

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

PCCS091 Sketch 4-30-2014

As soon as I saw the speech bubble I knew that I needed the Word Bubbles Digital Download! The base of the card is Basic Gray Card Stock and the background is a piece of Kaleidoscope Designer Series Paper. I used my E-Cutter and the Word Bubbles Digital Download to cut out a piece of Bermuda Bay with the Hello cut out from the inside too. Before I adhered it to the card I put another small piece of the Kaleidoscope Designer Series Paper behind it and the used Stampin’ Dimensionals to pop it up over it. The arrows are from the Label Card Thinlits, I modified them slightly by removing the tails with my Paper Snips. I cut the three triangles from the same DSP with my Paper Snips and adhered all of the pieces with some more Stampin’ Dimensionals. Yes, there is no stamping on the card at all! That doesn’t happen very often but the E-Cutter and MDS Digital Downloads make cutting out stuff so much fun sometimes you don’t need to stamp! I really hope that you enjoyed my Design Team card for this week’s Paper Craft Crew sketch! Go and visit the blog and see what my teammates have done with the sketch and have a try yourself! Thank you so much for coming by to see what I’ve been up to. I hope that you all have a great Wednesday! 🙂

PCCCS091-JK-WM

Stampin’ Up! products used:

Card Stock: Basic Gray, Bermuda Bay and Crushed Curry

Designer Series Paper: Kaleidoscope

MDS: Word Bubbles Digital Download

Thinlits: Label Card

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

Mojo 343

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Well, that was a fun event last night! Definitely worth the 2 1/2 hour drive! The presentation was great, lots of projects and demonstrations of the new products. We all got the new 2014-2015 Annual Catalog, a copy of the new Stampin’ Success and a new stamp set called Work of Art. We are allowed to post pictures of the catalog cover and those of you that follow me on Instagram got to see it last night but for those of you that don’t here it is!

2014-2015 Catalog

Now that is a great cover don’t you think?! Now the most exciting thing for me is the fact that they have brought back my favorite punch of all time, the Spiral Border Punch! I would like to think that I played a role in that but I doubt it! LOL! Oh, and the sequins, they are pretty cool too! There are so many cool things in it, you are going to love it! 🙂

Moving right along, Tuesday means it time for the Stampin’ Up! weekly deals so here they are…

Weekly Deals 4-29-2014 1

Weekly Deals 4-29-2014 2

Tuesday also means that it’s time for this week’s Mojo Monday sketch challenge and Julee Tilman has given us another fun tall & skinny one…

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I do really enjoy the tall & skinny ones. I thought about the sketch on the way home in the car and yes, I made the card last night at 12:00am when I got home! The base of the card is Very Vanilla Card Stock. For the background I used a piece of Pool Party and a piece of Soft Sky and embossed them with the Alphabet Press Textured Impressions Embossing Folder. The larger panel is a piece of Brushed Gold Card Stock backed with some Soft Suede and the smaller one is a piece of Etcetera Designer Series Paper backed with Night of Navy. They are both adhered to the card with Stampin’ Dimensionals and a thin strip of Gold Foil Sheet goes across the middle. My greeting is from the A Round Array Stamp Set and is stamped in Night of Navy and punched out with the 7/8″ Scallop Circle Punch. The feather is from the Feathered Woodcuts Digital Download and is cut out with my E-Cutter from Crumb Cake. I used a Stampin’ Spritzer with Bermuda Bay Re-Inker and a little “Vintage” Champagne Shimmer Paint to color it. A few more Stampin’ Dimensionals hold it in place and there you have my card for this week’s Mojo Monday sketch. I love those Feathered Woodcuts cut out with the E-Cutter and blue, all of the blues, are my favorite color! Thank you so much for checking in today to get a peek at the new catalog cover and to see my card. I hope you all have a terrific Tuesday! 🙂

Mojo 343-WM

Stampin’ Up! products used:

Card Stock: Very Vanilla, Soft Suede, Pool Party, Night of Navy, Soft Sky and Crumb Cake

Specialty Card Stock: Brushed Gold Metallic and Gold Foil Sheet

Designer Series Paper: Etcetera

Ink: Night of Navy and Bermuda Bay Classic Stampin’ Ink

Stamp Set: A Round Array Clear Mount

MDS: Feathered Woodcuts

Embossing Folder: Alphabet Press

Punch: 7/8″ Scallop Circle

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

Feather Grid Woodcut

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Yesterday was supposed to be the last chilly day for a while, today we are supposed to get into the lower 60s! Umm… it is spring right?! Work was pretty good today, I did get out a whole hour early! I stopped home and started a project and then Anthony and Bill came and picked me up to take me to dinner. We did end up going to Friday’s and had a different dessert, Salted Caramel Cake. It was quite delicious, not as sweet as the Tennessee Whiskey Cake but just as good. Anytime something comes with ice cream it has to be good right?! After dinner I stopped home and then went over to see Brian & Kim for a while. I finished off the evening by making a card, the best way to end the day!

My card for today is the card that I made last night. When I used my E-Cutter to cut out the Feathered Woodcuts I cut a bunch of them out so I have them ready to use on a project. The base of today’s card is Sahara Sand Card Stock. My background is a piece of Bermuda Bay and I wrapped a piece of Watercolor Wonder Designer Washi Tape around the lower half and stamped the greeting from the A Dozen Thoughts Stamp Set in Basic Black before adhering it to the base with Stampin’ Dimensionals. I stamped the feather with Versa-Mark and heat embossed it with Gold Stampin’ Emboss Powder. A piece of Linen Thread holds a Brights Designer Button to the feather and some more Stampin’ Dimensionals adhere it to the card. Not overly complicated but I love the gold embossing on the feather and the button is the perfect finishing touch! I hope that you enjoyed my card for today and that you have a fun Saturday. Thanks so much for checking in! 🙂

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Stampin’ Up! products used:

Card Stock: Sahara Sand and Bermuda Bay

Ink: Basic Black Classic Stampin’ Ink

Specialty Ink: Versa-Mark

Stampin’ Emboss Powder: Gold

Stamp Sets: A Dozen Thoughts Clear Mount and Off The Grid Wood Mount

MDS: Feathered Woodcuts Digital Download

Embellishments: Watercolor Wonder Designer Washi Tape, Linen Thread and Brights Designer Buttons

Tools: E-Cutter, Heat Tool, Stamp-a-ma-jig, Stampin’ Dimensionals and SNAIL

 

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Paper Players 190

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Not a bad Sunday if I do say so myself! I did some crafty stuff in the morning and some laundry. Met Heather for lunch and some errands. They make an excellent tuna wrap at the deli on Central Avenue in Bethpage so we went there and sat outside! Yes, I said sat outside! It was definitely a plus!! After some errands we went back to Heather’s and we listened to some music while she made sauce from scratch. I’m a little obsessed with Zedd at the moment. He’s a DJ but he also does acoustic versions of his songs with live instruments. You can learn more about him HERE. What kind of fun stuff were you up to today?!

It’s Monday and you know what that means, it’s time for this week’s Paper Players challenge! This week LeAnne has given us a “Three-Spree” challenge…

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I had a little more fun with my E-Cutter on today’s card. The base of my card is Bermuda Bay Card Stock. On top of that is the background piece, some Pool Party, which I popped up with Stampin’ Dimensionals because I cut the “HELLO” out with my E-Cutter and placed some Gold Foil Sheet behind the open letters. The cool thing is that hone I cut out the letters, it also cut out the perfectly sized piece of Card Stock that I needed to use as a background. The feathers are also cut out with the E-Cutter from the Feathered Woodcuts Digital Download from Bermuda Bay. I stamped them in Versa-Mark with one of the stamps from the Gorgeous Grunge Stamp Set and heat embossed them with Gold Stampin’ Emboss Powder. A piece of Linen Thread is wrapped around the card and threaded through a Naturals Designer Button and tied in a bow. I finished off the card with some gold and “Bermuda Bay” sequins placed around the card. Following the challenge, I have three feathers and three of each of the sequins; since there are two types of sequins, I have three sets of three objects placed on the card. Challenge accomplished! LOL! For those of you that haven’t tried the E-Cutter, I hope my card has inspired you to experiment. The possibilities are endless and it’s a fun addition to your card-making arsenal. I hope you’ve enjoyed my card for this week’s Paper Player’s challenge! Thanks as always for stopping by, and I hope your week gets off to a great start! 🙂

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Stampin’ Up! products used:

Card Stock: Bermuda Bay and Pool Party

Specialty Card Stock: Gold Foil Sheet

Specialty Ink: Versa-Mark

Stampin’ Emboss Powder: Gold

Stamp Set: Gorgeous Grunge Clear Mount

MDS: Feathered Woodcuts Digital Download

Embellishments: Naturals Designer Button and Linen Thread

Tools: E-Cutter, Heat Tool, Multi-Purpose Glue, Stampin’ Dimensionals and SNAIL

Non-SU: Sequins

 

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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!

Pals Paper Arts 196

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The weekend is better when it starts a day earlier! I had a nice day yesterday, I did manage to get all of the stuff done that I wanted to. I even got to have lunch with my friend Kim and that was nice. Heather and I went to dinner last night to celebrate a friends birthday with a bunch of people. We had a great time, there was even some fire pit afterwards! Tonight Andrew’s group Satellite Lane is competing in the Regional Harmony Sweeps in Manhattan, that should be fun! Wish them luck!

For today I have my card for this week’s Pals Paper Arts challenge. This week we have a sketch from Margaret Moody…

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As you all know I have been having lots of fun playing with my E-Cutter. Mainly I have used it to cut out greetings but today I tried something a little different. My card starts off with a base of Real Red Card Stock. My background is a piece of paper from the Fresh Prints Designer Series Paper Stack, adhered over to the left to go with the sketch. For my greeting I choose a stamp from the Everyday Occasions Card Kit and stamped it in Coastal Cabana on Whisper White and backed it with a piece of Baked Brown Sugar. That large triangle is from the Geometrical Stamp Brush Set and is resized and cut out with my E-Cutter. Some Stampin’ Dimensionals pieces adhere it to the card. It really is quite cool what detailed and crisp cuts you can get using a Stamp Brush Set and the E-Cutter. I love the way the triangle looks over the DSP! I hope that my foray into using my E-Cutter inspires you to give it a try and that you enjoyed today’s card for this week’s Pals Paper Arts sketch challenge. Thanks so much for visiting me today, have a super Saturday! 🙂

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Stampin’ Up! products used:

Card Stock: Real Red, Baked Brown Sugar and Whisper White

Designer Series Paper: Fresh Prints Stack

Ink: Coastal Cabana Classic Stampin’ Ink

Stamp Set: From the Everyday Occasions Card Kit

MDS: Geometrical Stamp Brush Set

Tools: E-Cutter, Stampin’ Dimensionals and SNAIL

Everyday Occasion Kit

Geometrical Stamp Brush Set

Fresh Prints DSP Stack

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.

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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!

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