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Freshly Made Sketches 158

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They said that we would have some rain last night and boy did it come down for a little while. I got to run another errand for work yesterday, that makes three days in a row! Let’s see if we can make it four! LOL! I had a fun evening last night. I met my friend Michael for dinner at the Chow Down Diner. We had a very nice conversations that carried over to Starbucks for some coffee and ended hours later in the parking lot. I love when you just connect with people, like you have known them for a long time. Michael is a paper crafter too and you can take a look at his blog HERE. He is the creator of StenDoodle. It sort of like Zentangle with stencils and it’s pretty cool so be sure and take a look!

My late night card for today is for this week’s Freshly Made Sketches challenge from the lovely Jen T….

Freshly Made Sketches #158

Thankfully the idea for the card formulated in my little brain when I peeked at the sketch yesterday morning. My card base is Whisper White Card Stock and I covered the entire front in a piece of Kraft Card Stock. The panel is Basic Black, I embossed a piece with the “Vintage” Pretty Print Textured Impressions Embossing Folder and adhered some Gold Sequin Trim around the back with Sticky Strip before adhering the panel to the card with Stampin’ Dimensionals. My four feathers are from the Four Feathers Stamp Set and are Soft Sky, Pool Party, Coastal Cabana and Bermuda Bay all heat embossed with Gold Stampin’ Emboss Powder. I used the Feathers Framelits to cut them out and some more Stampin’ Dimensionals hold them to the black panel. My greeting is from the Good Greetings Host Stamp Set and is heat embossed in Black Stampin’ Emboss Powder in the lower right corner. There is still a little over a week left to get the Good Greetings Set by placing a $300 order. If you have a bunch of friends that would like to place orders contact me and I’ll give you a Host Code so you can get your set! And there is my late night card for this week’s Freshly Made Sketches challenge. I hope that you enjoyed it and I thank you for stopping by and spending a little time with me today! Have an amazing Thursday my friends! 🙂

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Stampin’ Up! products used:

Stamp Sets: Four Feathers and Good Greetings (Host) Clear Mount

Specialty Ink: Versa-Mark

Stampin’ Emboss Powder: Gold and Black

Card Stock: Whisper White, Kraft, Basic Black, Soft Sky, Pool Party, Coastal Cabana and Bermuda Bay

Framelits: Feathers

Embossing Folder: Pretty Print

Embellishment: Gold Sequin Trim

Tools: Big Shot, Sticky Strip, 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!

Freshly Made Sketches 157

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A very good Saturday to you all! My Friday was pretty good, The weather here was overcast with little peeks of sun, it was a little on the chilly side in the morning but got better as the day progressed. I guess the people in my department missed me yesterday because we all ate lunch together today! After dinner I sadly took my air conditioner out of my window, that for me signifies the end of summer and it was a bummer! LOL! I ran up to IKEA to see if I could get my new blinds, the ones that were here when I moved in were a mixed bunch to say the least. They had them and when I went to put them up wouldn’t you know that one of them was missing the hardware! I will have to wait until Monday to go back, only very brave people go to IKEA on the weekends! I’m off to Manhattan this morning, I have a Stampin’ Up! order to drop off and a few people to see and then I’m going to meet Andrew at Penn Station and we are going to wander around for a bit. I hope that the rain stops, we would like to go across the Brooklyn Bridge and that won’t be any fun in the rain. Fingers crossed peeps!

After I finished my around the house projects last night I sat down and made my card for this week’s Freshly Made Sketches challenge. This week the sketch is provided by Amy…

Freshly Made Sketches #157

Funnily enough I knew that I wanted to use some Burlap ribbon and gold, and that’s just what I did! My card base is a piece of Whisper White card stock. I covered the entire front with a piece of Kraft Card Stock. My center panel is some Gold Foil Sheet that I embossed with the Alphabet Press Textured Impressions Embossing Folder and backed with some Basic Black before adhering it to the card with some SNAIL. Next up is the 1 1/4″ Burlap Ribbon that is held in place with Sticky Strip. My hello is from the #hello Stamp Set and is heat embossed in Gold Stampin’ Emboss Powder on Basic Black and punched out with the 2″ Circle Punch. My “friend” is form the Let Your Hair Down Host Stamp Set and is also heat embossed in Gold Stampin’ Emboss Powder on Basic Black. I adhered both greetings to the Burlap Ribbon with some more Sticky Strip. I really love the Gold and Black with the Burlap and Kraft. I has an elegant yet casual feel to it! I hope that you enjoyed my card for this week’s Freshly Made Sketches challenge. I appreciate you coming by and remember that your visits make all of this possible! Have a amazing Saturday! 🙂

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Stampin’ Up! products used:

Stamp Sets: #hello and Let Your Hair Down Clear Mount

Specialty Ink: Versa-Mark

Stampin’ Emboss Powder: Gold

Card Stock: Kraft and Basic Black

Specialty Paper: Gold Foil Sheet

Embossing Folder: Alphabet Press

Punch: 2″ Circle

Embellishments:  1 1/4″ Burlap Ribbon

Tools: Texture Boutique, Heat Tool, Sticky Strip 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!

Freshly Made Sketches 156

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And how was your Wednesday? I hope that it was a good one. My day was repeat of yesterday at work – so much fun! The day got infinitely better once I made my escape! I ran to Target with Heather to pick up some groceries and other necessities. It was a rainy dreary day here all day and Heather’s mood was similar, but I managed to cheer her up a bit! Little Winston decided that it would be a good idea to eat one of the mushrooms in the backyard the other day. He was quite sick on Monday night. I looked up the mushroom on Google and sure enough it was poisonous. The web site that I was on said that unless you catch it in the first four hours you just have to let it play through. It also said that it’s rarely fatal so I kept my fingers crossed and he seems to be fine today. I did go out and pull up all of the ones that I could find just in case he decides to have another bout of curiosity! Never a dull moment!

In a bit of fun news Stampin’ Up! is having a Stamp, Stock & Save promotion. Select Stamp Sets, Card Stock, Envelopes, Adhesive and Ink are on sale now through October 6th. You can see the flyer below or click HERE for a PDF.

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It’s a good time to stock up on with savings of 15% to 20%!!

Today’s card is for this week’s Freshly Made Sketches challenge from the lovely Narelle…

Freshly Made Sketches #156

As soon as I saw the sketch an idea of what I wanted to do began to take shape. The base for my card is Pool Party Card Stock. I stamped my greeting from the Endless Wishes Photopolymer Stamp Set in Lost Lagoon in the lower right corner. A piece of Smoky Slate, some 7/8″ Cotton Ribbon and some Lost Lagoon 3/8″ Stitched Satin Ribbon are adhered centered on the lower half of the base. My fun star shaker is a piece of Lost Lagoon with one of the images from the Merry and Bright Stamp Set stamped in Lost Lagoon. All of the pieces are cut out with the Stars Framelits, including a piece of Window Sheet and some Silver Foil Sheet as the frame. I used regular foam tape to create the space to put the Frosted Sequins in, doubled so they would get a little more movement, and adhered the pieces together. My last little detail is a piece of Vellum that I heat embossed another image from the Merry and Bright Stamp Set in Silver Stampin’ Emboss Powder and again used the Stars Framelits to cut it out. It too is adhered with some tiny pieces of foam tape. A fun shaker card to make someone’s Holiday extra special! I hope that you enjoyed my card for this week’s Freshly Made Sketches challenge. As always, I appreciate you taking a little time to come by and see me and I hope that you have a great Thursday! 🙂

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Stampin’ Up! products used:

Stamp Sets: Bright and Beautiful Clear Mount and Endless Wishes Photopolymer

Ink: Lost Lagoon Classic Stampin’ Ink

Specialty Ink: Versa-Mark

Card Stock: Pool Party, Lost Lagoon and Smoky Slate

Specialty Paper: Window Sheet, Silver Foil Sheet and Vellum

Framelits: Stars

Embellishments: Frosted Sequins, 7/8″ Cotton Ribbon and Lost Lagoon 3/8″ Stitched Satin Ribbon

Tools: Big Shot, Heat Tool, Paper Snips, Multi-Purpose Glue 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!

Freshly Made Sketches 155 & Pals Paper Arts 211

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WOW! Sunday already! Where did Saturday go?! At least I managed to get up at a decent hour today! LOL! I had a nice day yesterday, I crafted, ran some errands and had breakfast with Kim and the munchkins! I always seem to have more to get accomplished in a weekend than I have time for but isn’t that the case for most of us? We learn to prioritize that way right?! I’m playing a bit of catch up today so you get not one but two cards! Lets get to them, shall we?!

The first one up is for this week’s Freshly Made Sketches challenge from Karren…

Freshly Made Sketches #155

Do you see it?! A tag!! LOL! I did another traditional Christmas card, red and green. My base is a piece of Garden Green Card Stock and the strip of paper down the left side is a piece of paper from the Trim the Tree Designer Series Paper Stack. The tag is a piece of Crumb Cake and I used the Scalloped Tag Topper Punch and the Project Life Corner Rounder to create it. My image and greeting are from the Making Spirits Bright Stamp Set. The cocktail is heat embossed in Black Stampin’ Emboss Powder and colored in with some colored pencils. The greeting is heat embossed in Gold Stampin’ Emboss Powder on Cherry Cobbler and cut out with the Bitty Banners Framelits. Some Stampin’ Dimensionals hold it in place. A few sequins from the Gold Sequin Trim are adhered to the tag and a piece of Gold 5/8″ Satin Ribbon is threaded though the hole and some Linen Thread is tied in a knot to secure it in place. The tag is then adhered to the card with more Stampin’ Dimensionals. I love the way the colored pencils look with the Black heat embossing on the Crumb Cake and the plaid pattern in the Designer Series Paper is just perfect!

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Up next is my card for this week’s Pals Paper Arts sketch challenge…

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I have wanted to play with a new stamp set that I recently acquired and this seemed like the perfect sketch! My card starts with a base of Whisper White Card Stock. The background is a piece of Lost Lagoon that is stamped in Lost Lagoon with one of the flowers from the Forever Florals Stamp Set randomly. I adhered a piece of Lost Lagoon 3/8″ Stitched Ribbon around the back of the card with Sticky Strip and then adhered the background to the base. The panel is a piece of Silver Glimmer Paper and my squares are the same flower stamped on Watercolor Paper and heat embossed in White Stampin’ Emboss Powder. I used my Aqua Painter and some Lost Lagoon Ink to color in the flowers and surrounding area. My Stampin’ Trimmer cuts it apart and some Multi-Purpose Glue adheres it to the panel (I put the largest clear block on top of the squares to hold them in place while they dried). I used Stampin’ Dimensionals to adhere the panel to the background. The greeting is from the same stamp set and is stamped in Lost Lagoon, the ends flagged and more Stampin’ Dimensionals to hold it to the ribbon. My friend Eva sent me a cool little punch tool that lets you punch out a piece of paper and adhere a clear epoxy dome to it in one step. I used a piece of the All Abloom Designer Series Paper Stack backed with a piece of Silver Glimmer Paper that I punched out with the 7/8″ Scallop Circle Punch to complete the card. I love the flowers from the Forever Florals heat embossed and colored in loosely with my Aqua Painter and the background is pretty neat too!

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And there are my two cards for you for today. One for this week’s Freshly Made Sketches challenge and the other for this week’s Pals Paper Arts sketch challenge. I hope that you enjoyed them both and I thank you, as always, for spending a little time with me today! Have a simply incredible Sunday! 🙂

Stampin’ Up! products used:

Freshly Made Sketches Card:

Stamp Set: Making Sprits Bright Clear Mount

Specialty Ink: Versa-Mark

Stampin’ Emboss Powder: Black and Gold

Card Stock: Garden Green, Crumb Cake and Cherry Cobbler

Designer Series Paper: Trim the Tree Stack

Framelits: Bitty Banners

Punches: Scalloped Tag and Project Life Corner Rounder

Embellishments: Gold 5/8″ Satin Ribbon, Linen Thread and Gold Sequin Trim

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

NON-Stampin’ Up!: Colored Pencils

 

Pals Paper Arts Card:

Stamp Set: Forever Florals Clear Mount

Ink: Lost Lagoon Classic Stampin’ Ink

Specialty Ink: Versa-Mark

Stampin’ Emboss Powder: White

Card Stock: Whisper White and Lost Lagoon

Specialty Paper: Silver Glimmer

Designer Series Paper: All Abloom Stack

Embellishments: Lost Lagoon 3/8″ Stitched Ribbon

Punch: 7/8″ Scallop Circle

Tools: Heat Tool, Aqua Painter, Stampin’ Trimmer, Paper Snips, Sticky Strip, Stampin’ Dimensionals and SNAIL

NON-Stampin’ Up!: Epiphany Crafts Shape Studio

 

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!

Freshly Made Sketches 154 & Sam!

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Hello there peeps! I’m so glad that you all enjoyed Donna’s mixed-media projects yesterday! They really are great! I had a good day yesterday. I got to go on a field trip for work, we all know that I love that! I went to BestBuy and Apple. I also stopped at one of our buildings that we have in Wantagh to measure the window for a sign. It was a beautiful day and I enjoyed the ride in the car. I had some errands to run when I got home and then crafted for a bit. I’m super excited for this evening though! Andrew and I are going to see Sam Smith!! I got the tickets a while ago as one of Andrews Birthday gifts. We are going to head into the city early and grab some dinner. The concert is at 8:00 and is all the way up at 175th Street and Columbus Avenue. I don’t think that I have ever been up that high in Manhattan! I will make sure that I have Andrew remind me to take lots of pictures! I can’t wait!! 😀

My card that I have for you today is for this week’s Freshly Made Sketches challenge…

Freshly Made Sketches #154

This was one of those times that I knew what I was going to do as soon as I saw the sketch! My card base is Soft Sky Card Stock. For the two strips I used a piece of 1 1/4″ Burlap Ribbon that I trimmed the edges of and pulled a few rows off. The second one is a piece of 7/8″ Cotton Ribbon. I used some Fast Fuse to adhere them both to the card. A piece of Vellum is up next and I used the Project Life Corner Rounder to round the corners before I heat embossed the sunburst image from the Kinda Eclectic Stamp Set in Crushed Curry Stampin’ Emboss Powder. Across the front is a piece of Very Vanilla that I flagged the ends on and stamped the greeting from the And Many More Stamp Set in Baked Brown Sugar. Finally, the bird is from the Choose Happiness Stamp Set and is also stamped in Baked Brown Sugar and cut out with my Paper Snips. A Stampin’ Dimensional holds him in place. So we have determined that Vellum and Heat Embossing are my things right now! LOL! I do love the way the vellum lets the background items peek through and the Choose Happiness and Kinda Eclectic Stamp Sets go with each other so nicely! I hope that you enjoyed my card for this week’s Freshly Made Sketches challenge. It’s always nice to have you visit and and I hope that you have a great Thursday! 🙂

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Stampin’ Up! products used:

Stamp Sets: Kinda Eclectic, Choose Happiness and And Many More Clear Mount

Ink: Baked Brown Sugar Classic Stampin’ Ink

Specialty Ink: Versa-Mark

Stampin’ Emboss Powder: Crushed Curry

Card Stock: Soft Sky and Very Vanilla

Specialty Card Stock: Vellum

Embellishments: 1 1 /4″ Burlap Ribbon and 7/8 Cotton Ribbon

Tools: Heat Tool, Stamp-a-ma-jig, Paper Snips, Glue Dots, Fast Fuse, 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!

Freshly Made Sketches 153 & Pals Paper Arts 219

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Well, I didn’t realize that Andrew had hijacked my post yesterday! That was a nice surprise! He is also a great friend and wonderful person and I’m very happy that I have him in my life. He is always there for me too, but that’s what friends do right?! I always say that friends are the family that you choose and I think I chose wisely! Speaking of Andrew he was over bright and early yesterday morning. I went with him to take some baskets and other goodies to a fundraiser that he was helping with in Smithtown. We grabbed some breakfast and unloaded the cars. I unfortunately couldn’t stay as I had some things to take care of yesterday but he called on his way home and said that they raised $2,700 for the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. Every little bit helps with the important work that they do. The rest of my day consisted of finishing up the stuff that I had to do and then I spent a little time in the Stampin’ Galley and created the two cards that I have for you today!

My first card os for this week’s Freshly Made Sketches challenge…

Freshly Made Sketches #153

Super simple and I decided to go with the star image! My card begins with a base of Soft Sky Card Stock. The background is a piece of Crumb Cake that I stamped with the Hardwood Background Stamp inked in Crumb Cake. I adhered a piece of Cherry Cobbler 1″ Sheer Linen Ribbon around the back with Sticky Strip that I received as part of a ribbon share as a surprise birthday gift from the One Stamp at a Time Facebook group! How nice was that! Thank you! I used a combination of Fast Fuse and SNAIL to adhere the background to the base. The star image is from the Bright and Beautiful Stamp Set and is heat embossed in Cherry Cobbler Stampin’ Emboss Powder on a piece of Soft Sky. I used the Star Framelits to cut it out and adhered it to the card with Stampin’ Dimensionals. I cut the word joy out of a piece of Gold Foil Sheet using the Snowflake Card Thinlits for my greeting. Teeny tiny pieces of Stampin’ Dimensionals hold that in place. Finally I cut out two sequins from some more Gold Foil Sheet and adhered them on top of the ribbon. I really like the color combination and that new ribbon is really nice!

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My second card for today is for this week’s Pals Paper Arts color challenge…

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I immediately thought of a fall themed card and then I thought no, this is perfect for a nontraditional holiday card! This card starts off with a base of Always Artichoke Card Stock and a piece of Cajun Craze is used for the background. I cut out a piece of Crushed Curry with the Labels Collection Framelits and adhered it to the card with Stampin’ Dimensionals. My snowflake is from the Snowflake Card Thinlits and is cut out from a piece of Brushed Silver and adhered just in the middle with Multi-Purpose Glue. I stamped the tree from the Festival of Trees Stamp Set in Always Artichoke and then heat embossed the garland on the tree with Silver Stampin’ Emboss Powder. For the greeting I choose one from the Christmas Bliss Photopolymer Stamp Set and stamped it in Always Artichoke. A few of the Frosted Sequins scattered around complete the card. I know not everyone is a fan of non-tradiotnal holiday colors but I love to use them, they make for some interesting and fun Holiday cards!

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So there you have your Sunday double header! I hope that you enjoyed both my card for the Freshly Made Sketches and the Pals Paper Arts color challenge. I love sharing my days with all of you and love it when you share back! Thank you for spending a little time with me today and I hope that you enjoy the rest of your Sunday! I’m off to Manhattan for a little while this morning to see my friend Kim! 🙂

 

Stampin’ Up! products used:

 

Freshly Made Sketches Card:

Stamp Sets: Bright and Beautiful and Hardwood Background Clear Mount

Ink: Crumb Cake Classic Stampin’ Ink

Specialty Ink: Versa-Mark

Stampin’ Emboss Powder: Cherry Cobbler

Card Stock: Soft Sky and Crumb Cake

Specialty Paper: Gold Foil Sheet

Framelits: Star

Thinlits: Snowflake Card

Embellishments: Cherry Cobbler 1″ Sheer Linen Ribbon

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

 

Pals Paper Arts Card:

Stamp Sets: Festival of Trees and Christmas Bliss Photopolymer

Ink: Always Artichoke Classic Stampin’ Ink

Specialty Ink: Versa-Mark

Stampin’ Emboss Powder: Silver

Card Stock: Always Artichoke, Cajun Craze, Crushed Curry and Very Vanilla

Specialty Card Stock: Brushed Silver

Framelits: Labels Collection

Thinlits: Snowflake Card

Punch: Christmas Tree

Embellishments: Frosted Sequins

Tools: Big Shot, Heat Tool, Multi-Purpose Glue, 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!

Freshly Made Sketches 152

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That was a busy Wednesday! Work was back to crazy, just like I like it… NOT! After work was nice though. I met Heather and we went to Chili’s for dinner. I haven’t been there since the Polar Vortex! We had the 2 for $35 dinner and margarita special. It also came with dessert and we had the peanut butter skillet cookie with vanilla ice cream and caramel drizzle! YUM! After dinner we went to Lowes to get Heather a new lock for her front door. We laughed about silly things while I installed it. It’s one of those with a keypad and the instructions aren’t very helpful but we finally got it working. I came home, had some coffee and made my card for today. A nice end to a busy day!

Speaking of my card it’s for this week’s Freshly Made Sketches challenge and here is the sketch…

Freshly Made Sketches #152

Very simple, I like that sometimes! For my card I started with a base of Smoky Slate Card Stock and my background is a piece of Blackberry Bliss that I embossed with the Lucky Stars Textured Impressions Embossing Folder. My strip across the lower portion of the card is Smoky Slate that I punched with the Confetti Stars Border Punch. I used the Stars Framelits to cut out a piece of Silver Foil Sheet and then pierced around the edge with the Eclectic Paper-Piercing Pack. My greeting is from the Hello There Stamp Set and is heat embossed in Smoky Slate Stampin’ Emboss Powder. The Starburst Framelits are used to cut it out and it and the star are adhered to the card with Stampin’ Dimensionals. Simple but sweet! LOL! I like the way the Silver Foil plays off of the Smoky Slate and with all of the stars goodies we have now it’s so easy to make a fun card! And that’s my card for this week’s Freshly Made Sketches challenge. I hope that you enjoy it! Thanks for stopping by and checking in with me, I love to see you here! Oh, by the way, I have heard from some of you that you are enjoying the new pictures. I don;t know what prompted the milk bottle, I’m just trying things out and you’ll have to let me know what you think! Have a great Thursday! 🙂

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Stampin’ Up! products used:

Stamp Set: Hello There Clear Mount

Specialty Ink: Versa-Mark

Card Stock: Smoky Slate and Blackberry Bliss

Specialty Paper: Silver Foil Sheet

Framelits: Stars and Starburst

Embossing Folder: Lucky Stars

Punch: Confetti Stars Border

Tools: Big Shot, Heat Tool, Eclectic Paper-Piercing Pack, Paper-Piercing Tool, 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!

Freshly Made Sketches 151

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It’s so nice when Sunday rolls around and you realize that tomorrow is not a work Monday! Wee! I had a lovely day yesterday, I took the advice of a friend and sat outside with my coffee and laptop and relaxed and enjoyed the outdoors in the morning. Around 12:30 Sandy stopped by and we had some lunch. She brought a yummy Italian hero with her from a deli near her house. After lunch we headed to the Animal Shelter in Babylon to see if they had any news about her cat Oreo. He went missing at the beginning of August, but we still hope that he will turn up. The lady at the shelter told us that her cat was gone for a year! She said that she thinks that he was on vacation in the Hamptons! LOL! I hope that Oreo does come back. After the shelter we stopped at a scrapbook store and had nice chat with the lady that worked there. She asked if I we might be interested in teaching card classes, now that would be fun! I’ll keep you posted as to what becomes of that. I ran to Michaels when I got home and picked up some supplies, I want to start working on multimedia projects, I’ll keep you posted on them too! For dinner, I met my friend Maureen at Friday’s and then we ran to Walmart. Not an overly exciting day but I enjoyed it!

The post that I have for you today is for this week’s Freshly Made Sketches challenge. This week’s sketch is provided by their Guest Designer Kim…

Freshly Made Sketches #151

I sort of took a little creative license with the sketch, I have wanted to use a new stamp set that I got and this seemed to work for it! My card begins with a base of Daffodil Delight Card Stock. The background is a piece of Sahara Sand that I embossed with my favorite, the Woodgrain Textured Impressions Embossing Folder. I sponged on some Soft Suede to make the grain stand out. All of the images are from the Yee Haw! Photopolymer Stamp Set, and yes they are all cut out with my Paper Snips, including the barb wire! I stamped them all in Memento Tuxedo Black and colored them in with my Smoky Slate, Crumb Cake and Daffodil Delight Stampin’ Blendabilities Markers. The barb wire is stamped on Smoky Slate. The lasso with the greeting are adhered to the card with SNAIL and all of the other elements are adhered with Stampin’ Dimensionals. I really like the Yee Haw! Stamp Set, so many fun western images and I think it goes perfect with the Woodgrain EF! I hope that you enjoyed my card for this week’s Freshly Made Sketches challenge. Thank you so much for stopping by and have a wonderful Sunday! 🙂

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Stampin’ Up! products used:

Stamp Set: Yee Haw! Photopolymer

Ink: Soft Suede Classic Stampin’ Ink and Memento Tuxedo Black

Stampin’ Blendabilities Markers: Crumb Cake, Daffodil Delight and Smoky Slate

Card Stock: Daffodil Delight, Sahara Sand, Whisper White and Smoky Slate

Embossing Folder: Woodgrain

Tools: Paper Snips, Sponge Dauber, 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!

Freshly Made Sketches 150

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Ahh yes my faithful friends… it’s that magical day of the week, the one that I love the most! It’s FRIDAY!! Ok, got that out of the way! LOL! I had very nice day yesterday, work was good, I snuck out a little early which of course makes it better! I played in the Stampin’ Galley for a bit but the highlight of my evening was being a guest speaker on the Pals Webinar! What an honor to get to speak to such an amazing group of talented peeps! It was everything I thought it would be and more! Mary Fish’s blog was the first blog that I followed. Just a little star struck! LOL! I’ll stop now! How are things by you? Any big plans for the weekend? I’m going to escape to Manhattan tomorrow morning to spend some quality time with my friend Kim. The weather isn’t supposed to be the best but it’s the city so what does that matter?!

Today I have a very simple card for this week’s Freshly Made Sketches challenge, here is the sketch…

Freshly Made Sketches #150

I have been really having fun with using sponge daubers to apply ink to projects. I really love the blending and the look that it gives. My card begins with a base of Tangelo Twist Card Stock. Across the bottom is a piece of Champagne Glimmer Paper that I adhered with Multi-Purpose Glue. I stamped the greeting from the For All Things Stamp Set* in Chocolate Chip, using my Stamp-a-ma-jig for perfect placement! My leaf and acorn are cut from Coaster Board using the Autumn Accents Bigz L Die. I used my Sponge Daubers to apply some Chocolate Chip, Garden Green, Daffodil Delight and Tangelo Twist Ink. The leaf is adhered to the card with Fast Fuse Adhesive and the acorn with a Stampin’ Dimensional. I love the texture that you get from the ink on the Coaster Board and the sparkle along the bottom is just fun! There is my simple card for this week’s Freshly Made Sketches challenge, I hope that you enjoyed it and are inspired to try a little sponging! Thanks for stopping by and have the best Friday ever! 🙂

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Stampin’ Up! products used:

Stamp Set: For All Things* Clear Mount

Ink: Chocolate Chip, Garden Green, Daffodil Delight and Tangelo Twist Classic Stampin’ Ink

Card Stock: Tangelo Twist

Specialty Paper: Coaster Board and Champagne Glimmer

Bigz Die: Autumn Accents L

Tools: Big Shot, Stamp-a-ma-jig, Sponge Daubers, Multi-Purpose Glue, Stampin’ Dimensionals and Fast Fuze

*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!

Freshly Made Sketches 149

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How was your Friday? Mine was pretty good, I was out of the office running errands for about three hours yesterday! I also got a lot accomplished when I was there before and after so all in all a pretty good day. I got a new light for the Stampin’ Galley, just a simple fluorescent stick but it gives me enough light and doesn’t get in the way. I’m plotting my organization for this weekend too. I need to get all of the current goodies in the place where all of the Vintage goodies are now. I would also like to unpack the last few boxes that I have. There are a good amount of cards that I need to make and actually send out this weekend! The sending part is key right?! I think I need one of those fancy label printers, technology always makes me more productive, especially when it’s a new toy! LOL!

For your consideration today I have my card for this week’s Freshly Made Sketches challenge from Rita…

Freshly Made Sketches #149

A super simple sketch! And apparently I have lost my mind because I saw a shaker card again! No, I didn’t make one! LOL! My card base for today is Daffodil Delight Card Stock. The fun background is a piece of Basic Black that I embossed with the Lucky Stars Textured Impressions Embossing Folder*. I used one of the eyeshadow applicators to “brush” some White Craft Ink on the embossed stars and pulled some next to them to give them a little movement. The center panel is a piece of Smoky Slate that is backed with Daffodil Delight. All of the images and greeting are from the Holiday Home Stamp Set*. The greeting is stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black along with the house and ghosts. The house is stamped on Sahara Sand and is colored in with Cherry Cobbler, Daffodil Delight and Smoky Slate Stampin’ Blendabilities Markers then cut out with the Homemade Holiday Framelits*.. The ghosts are stamped on Whisper White and cut out with my Paper Snips. I used Soft Suede, Pumpkin Pie and Daffodil Delight to stamp the rest of the images. My house and Ghosts are popped up on Stampin’ Dimensionals. I placed two strips of Pumpkin Pie on the background before adhering the panel to the card with more Stampin’ Dimensionals. I’m really loving the little houses and “scenes” that you can create with the rest of the stamps in the set! And that’s my card for this week’s Freshly Made Sketches challenge, I hope that you enjoyed it! As always, thank you for sharing some of your time with me today! Have a super Saturday everyone! 🙂

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Stampin’ Up! products used:

Stamp Set: Holiday Home Photopolymer*

Ink: Soft Suede, Pumpkin Pie and Daffodil Delight Classic Stampin’ Ink and Memento Tuxedo Black and White Craft

Card Stock: Daffodil Delight, Basic Black, Smoky Slate, Pumpkin Pie, Sahara Sand and Whisper White

Framelits: Homemade Holiday*

Embossing Folder: Lucky Stars*

Tools: Big Shot, Paper Snips, 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 sets are Dear Heart and Christmas Bliss. It’s a completely clear stamping option you are going to love!

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