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Paper Players 214 & Pals Paper Arts 220

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I know that I say it every Monday but that weekend just flew by! I had another pretty productive day yesterday. I spent a lot of time in the Stampin’ Galley, pretty much the whole weekend. I was in there yesterday morning and then my friend Sandy came by and we played with embossing paste for a bit. After she left I did some more crafting and then had some dinner. I wanted to get finished a little early so I could have some down time and that’s just what I did! It was a very busy weekend, the Control Freaks Tour on Saturday and the Creation Station Tour on Sunday. Lots of crafting but that is always fun for me. I think I need to switch the Stampin’ Galley with the bedroom, I spend much more time in there!

Today is a double header, I have my card for this week’s Pals Paper Arts sketch challenge and my usual Monday standard for this week’s Paper Players CAS Masculine Birthday. First we’ll do the Pals Paper Arts sketch…

PPA 220

We all know how I feel about traditional Christmas cards but every once in a while it’s nice to have a red and green one! The card begins with a base of Very Vanilla Card Stock and I covered the whole front with a piece of Mossy Meadow. In the lower right corner I embossed the greeting from the Bright & Beautiful Stamp Set in Gold Stampin’ Emboss Powder. The frame is a piece of Brushed Gold Metallic Card Stock that I cut the center out of with my Stampin’ Trimmer. I adhered the frame to the card with lots ‘o Stampin’ Dimensionals. The large star is also form the Bright & Beautiful Stamp Set and is also heat embossed in Gold Stampin’ Emboss Powder on a piece of Cherry Cobbler and cut out with the Stars Framelits. My little stars are from the Pictogram Pinches Stamp Set and again are heat embossed in Gold Stampin’ Emboss Powder and punched out with the star from the Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack. A very traditional red, green and gold Christmas card for all of you purists out there! I will admit that it does have a familiar holiday feel to it!

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The second card for today is for this week’s Paper Players CAS Masculine Birthday from Jaydee….

Paper Players #214

I was poking around on YouTube the other day when I came across THIS video from Jennifer MacGuire. She showed you how to create a celestial background using ink. I absolutely loved the look so I had to give it a try! I used some Very Vanilla Card Stock for my base and a piece of Brushed Gold Metallic Card Stock to cover the front. My background is a piece of Watercolor Paper. I used Blackberry Bliss and Night of Navy Ink with a Ranger Mini Round Ink Blending Tool. I’m sure that you could use a Sponge Dauber but I like the ink blending tool, I feel it gives you a little better control. After I was happy with the ink coverage I took a paintbrush and flicked some water onto it. That’s what creates the dots with the halo like look. The other dots are a mixture of water and Perfect Pearls also flicked from a paintbrush. A piece of Vellum Card Stock is cut out with the Starburst Framelits to serve as a background for my… yes… feathers! LOL! I heat embossed the feathers in Gold Stampin’ Emboss Powder onto Blackberry Bliss and Night of Navy and cut them out with the Feathers Framelits. They are adhered to the starburst with SNAIL. The greeting is from the And Many More Stamp Set and again is heat embossed in Gold Stampin’ Emboss Powder and cut out with the banner from the Snowflake Card Thinlits. I adhered that to the card with Stampin’ Dimensionals. I’m so happy with the way the background turned out! It really does look like a celestial night sky.

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Paper Players 214 Close-WM

I really hope that you enjoyed both of my cards for today, one for the Pals Paper Arts challenge and the other for the Paper Players. It’s always fun to try something new, I hope that you’ll give the celestial background a try! Thank you for coming by and visiting with me today. I hope you all have a marvelous Monday! 🙂

Stampin’ Up! products used:

Pals Paper Arts Card:

Stamp Sets: Bright and Beautiful and Pictogram Punches Clear Mount

Specialty Ink: Versa-Mark

Stampin’ Emboss Powder: Gold

Card Stock: Very Vanilla, Mossy Meadow and Cherry Cobbler

Specialty Card Stock: Brushed Gold Metallic

Framelits: Stars

Punches: Itty Bitty Accents

Tools: Big Shot, Stampin’ Trimmer, Heat Tool. Stampin’ Dimensionals and SNAIL

 

Paper Players Card:

Stamp Sets: Four Feathers and And Many More Clear Mount

Ink: Blackberry Bliss and Night of Navy Classic Stampin’ Ink

Specialty Ink: Versa-Mark

Stampin’ Emboss Powder: Gold

Card Stock: Very Vanilla, Blackberry Bliss and Night of Navy

Specialty Card Stock: Watercolor and Vellum

Framelits: Starburst and Feathers

Thinlit: Snowflake Card

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

NON Stampin’ Up!: Ranger Mini Round Ink Blending Tool and Perfect Pearls

 

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!

Wooden Spoon Goodies

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Last night was great! Andrew and I headed into Manhattan around 3:30 (yes, I snuck out of work early!). We went and had an early dinner at Nick’s, some really good calamari and pizza. I have been wanting to take Andrew there for a while, they have great food and he agreed. We walked over to the West side through the park and then took the subway up to 168th Street, There was a Starbucks so we got some coffee and headed to the venue. The concert was at the United Palace Theater, I had never heard of it before but it was nice place to see a concert. It’s an old building that is sort of like a Broadway theater inside. The opening band was called Broods and they are from New Zealand and sound a bit like Lorde, they were pretty good. Sam went on around 9:00 and played for just over an hour. He sang most of the songs from his album In the Lonely Hour and also did the cover of Whitney Houston’s How Will I Know, one of my favorites. He was just as good as I thought he would be! An excellent show!! We both had a great time and even were productive in the car on the way home. I dictated my blog comments and Andrew typed them for me! Here are some pictures from last night…

United Palace Theater

United Palace Theater Inside

Sam SelfieSam Ticket

Sam Stage

We were a little far away, so the picture of Sam on stage is a little blurry, didn’t matter we still had a wonderful time! As an added bonus, it was nice enough to have the top down in the card there and back! 🙂

Today’s card is a just because card that I have been wanting to make for a while. I went to the new burger place in Manhattan, Clarke’s Standard, a few weeks ago and kept my little wooden spoon that I got with my milkshake because I thought hmm… I’ll bet I can use that on a card. LOL! After some thought here’s what I came up with. The base for the card is Cherry Cobbler Card Stock and the background is a piece of Whisper White that I stamped in Sahara Sand with the Hardwood Background Stamp. On top of that is a Tea Lace Paper Doily with some of the left side cut off and adhered with SNAIL to the background. My greeting is from the Oh My Goodies Stamp Set and is stamped in Chocolate Chip and Cherry Cobbler. The Cherry Cobbler one is cut out with the Deco Labels Collection Framelits and the Chocolate Chip one is punched out with the Large Oval Punch. They are adhered to each other and the card with Stampin’ Dimensionals. My little wooden spoon is adhered to the card with Glue Dots and a piece of Linen Thread is tied in a bow with the tails left extra long. I have been trying to think of a way to use that stamp on a card and I think this works! It would make a nice card to go along with a housewarming gift or possibly a dinner invitation. I hope that you enjoyed my recycled spoon card, I wonder what else we can add to a card that we already have?! Thanks so much for coming by to see the pictures and project, have a fantabulous Friday my friends! 🙂

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Stampin’ Up! products used:

Stamp Sets: Oh My Goodies and Hardwood Background Clear Mount

Ink: Sahara Sand, Cherry Cobbler and Chocolate Chip Classic Stampin’ Ink

Card Stock: Cherry Cobbler and Whisper White

Framelits: Deco Labels Collection

Punch: Large Oval

Embellishments: Tea Lace Paper Doily and Linen Thread

Tools: Big Shot, Stampin’ Dimensionals and SNAIL

 

Paper Players 205 & Freshly Made Sketches 145, Oh and more Pics!

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Hello my friends! I am back home! My flight from Salt Lake City was uneventful, a welcome change from going out there! LOL! First, I apologize for not getting back to your comments in a timely manner, I did finish replying last night! Today is going to be a long one, we have our golf event at work and I’ll be there from 8:00am until 11:00pm. Kind of kills the week off! So, the last day of Convention was definitely the best day! I was randomly selected for a VIP Backstage Tour for me and three friends!! It was at 11:00am on Saturday and much to my delight Donna Griffith was our lovely tour guide! I took Wendy, Maggie and Brian with me. We got to see all of the goings on behind the scenes. Sterling and Sarah were in the green room so we got to say a quick hello to them. We also got to see Shelli who I have to say is one of the most genuine and sweetest people I have ever met. She chatted with us for a bit and then patiently posed with us through four mobile phones for pictures! We also had the pleasure of meeting the make-up artist, who’s name escapes me at the moment. She was great, very funny and beautiful! Here are a few pictures from out little adventure…

Shelli & the Gang

That’s the four of us with Shelli and the Production Manager.

JK Makeup

Me getting beatified! LOL!

Makeup Artist

The lovely master of making people look better than they really are!

Donna & I

The wonderful Donna, isn’t she a cutie?!

I really did have the best time at Convention. I will miss everyone but we’ll keep in touch and I can’t wait to see them all again!

Today I also have a double post! I needed to get my Freshly Made Sketches card in before the deadline and I also have my Monday mainstay, the Paper Players! First up is the Paper Players, they have a CAS Monochromatic challenge this week…

Paper Players #205

Did I need to see the feathers or the blues, nope! LOL! I started my card off with a base of Soft Sky Card Stock. The background is a piece of Whisper White and I stamped the leaves from the Kinda Eclectic Stamp Set in Soft Sky, Pool Party and Lost Lagoon. I spritzed it with some Lost Lagoon and Soft Sky before adhering it to the base. The tag is a piece of Coastal Cabana that I punched with the Scalloped Tag Topper Punch and stamped the burst, also from the Kinda Eclectic Set, in Coastal Cabana. To create the feathers I stamped the Love Who You Are Stamp in Soft Sky, Pool Party and Lost Lagoon on the same color card stock and cut them out with the leaf from the Flower Fair Framelits. A quick score down the middle and some notches created with the star punch from the Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack and they are done. The feathers were on one of Shelli’s cards during her presentation. They will have to do until I can get the new set from the Holiday Catalog! A pice of 1 1/4″ Burlap Ribbon that I dyed with Bermuda Bay Ink is adhered across the bottom of the tag. A few scattered 2013-2015 In-Color Designer Sequins complete my card. I love the Kind of Eclectic Set and am so happy to have it now and the feathers are fun and simple to make!

Paper Players 205-WM

Next up is my card for this week’s Freshly Made Sketches challenge…

Freshly Made Sketches #145

As soon as I saw the sketch I thought it would be a perfect opportunity to show you some goodies from the new Holiday Catalog! The base of this card is also Soft Sky and I used the Dotty Angles Photopolymer Stamp Set to stamp the dots in Soft Sky right on the base. The middle Panel is a piece of paper from the All is Calm Specialty Designer Series Paper* Pack backed with a piece of Cherry Cobbler. The wreath is from the Wondrous Wreath Photopolymer Stamp Set* and is stamped in Pear Pizzaz, Garden Green and Cherry Cobbler. I cut out the wreath, bow (a piece of Red Glimmer Paper) and greeting (a piece of Gold Foil Sheet) using the Wonderful Wreath Framelits*. I assembled the wreath and then adhered it to the card with Stampin’ Dimensionals. Two more pieces of Red Glimmer Paper are flagged and adhered under the right side of the wreath. I LOVE the new wreath and Framelits, so cool! The photopolymer makes it so easy to line up the elements and blues are my favorite colors for Christmas! I really hope that you enjoyed the pictures and double dose of cards today for the Paper Players and Freshly Made Sketches! Thank you very much for checking in to see what I’m up to and enjoy your Monday! 🙂

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Stampin’ Up! products used:

Paper Players:

Stamp Sets: Kinda Eclectic Clear Mount and Love Who You Are Wood Mount

Ink: Soft Sky, Pool Party, Lost Lagoon and Coastal Cabana Classic Stampin’ Ink

Card Stock: Soft Sky, Whisper White, Coastal Cabana, Pool Party and Lost Lagoon

Framelits: Flower Patch

Punches: Scalloped Tag Topper and Itty Bitty Accents Pack

Embellishments: 1 1/4″ Burlap Ribbon and 2013-2015 In-Color Sequins

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

 

Freshly Made Sketches:

Stamp Sets: Wondrous Wreath* and Dotty Angles Photopolymer

Ink: Pear Pizzaz, Garden Green and Cherry Cobbler Classic Stampin’ Ink

Card Stock: Soft Sky, Cherry Cobbler and Whisper White

Designer Series Paper: All is Calm Specialty*

Specialty Paper: Red Glimmer and Gold Foil Sheet

Framelits: Wonderful Wreath

Tools; Bog Shot, Stampin’ Spritzer, 2-Way Glue, 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!

Modern Gold Feather Hello

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Wow that was a long short week! Work was crazy busy yesterday, lots of last minute things to do. I also helped Nancy with her bike. Her and Nicole have their 75 mile bike ride today. I told her that I will miss her! LOL! I can’t even imagine doing that. I stop and think whether I want to drive 75 miles let alone ride! More power to them and I wish them the best of luck! I have lots of projects to make today, tomorrow is the Creation Station blog tour so be sure and come back for that. I also have to get ready for Monday! 😛

I was sitting at my desk last night browsing through the new Catalog and I keep seeing this one project in there that I love so I decided to do a little CASE of it. The card starts off with a base of Crumb Cake Card Stock and the background is a piece of Gold Fancy Foil Designer Vellum. I used two strips of paper from the Modern Medley Designer Series Paper Pack for the flags. A piece of Gold Foil Sheet has some holes punched out with a standard hole punch and happy accident, they lined up nicely with the dots on the DSP! The two feathers are Island Indigo and Basic Black, they are made using the Ovals Collection Framelits and my trusty Paper Snips. I tucked some Gold Sequin Trim behind them and adhered them to the card with Mini Glue Dots. My greeting is from the Six Sided Sampler Stamp Set and is heat embossed in White Stampin’ Emboss Powder on Calypso Coral and punched out with the Hexagon Punch. I love the mix of colors with the gold and yes, I’m a bit obsessed with feathers! But you all know that! I hope you got some inspiration from today’s card and that you enjoyed it. Many thanks for stopping by and have a super Saturday! 🙂

Modern Gold Feather Hello-WM

Stampin’ Up! products used:

Card Stock: Crumb Cake, Island Indigo, Basic Black and Calypso Coral

Designer Series Paper: Modern Medley

Specialty Paper: Gold Foil Sheet and Gold Fancy Foil Designer Vellum

Specialty Ink: Versa-Mark

Stampin’ Emboss Powder: White

Stamp Set: Six Sided Sampler

Framelits: Ovals Collection

Punch: Hexagon

Embellishments: Gold Sequin Trim

Tools: Big Shot, Heat Tool, Paper Snips, Mini Glue Dots, 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!

Feathered Gold Love You

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I will give you fair warning that this post is very photo heavy! LOL! I decided that yesterday was going to be a relaxing day so I ended up not going to Manhattan. However, my friend Kim did take a walk through Central Park and was kind enough to send me some pictures! We’ll get to those in a minute. Yesterday morning I got up and did some crafty things. I had a project sitting on my desk that I wanted to finish, it’s my card for today and I LOVE it! I ran some errands with Andrew and we had some Sonic for lunch. After I came home and finished some more projects. The rest of the day was quiet except for some car trouble for Andrew which hopefully turns out to be covered by a recall. Oh, remember that wine that I told you about the other day? Well, I went back to Stew Leonard’s and I remembered to take a picture of the sign:

Layer Cake Malbec

Doesn’t that sound delicious?!?! Believe me it was! I tend to prefer a Pinot Noir but I really like this one too!

Now for some Manhattan pictures. The first one is a wide shot of the Conservatory Garden. In the warmer weather they are filled with flowers. I’ll make sure and go in the spring to show you the difference.

Conservatory Garden

In the center you can see the Untermyer Fountain. Walter Schott’s Three Dancing Maidens depicts a circle of three young women whose dresses cling to their wet bodies as if they were perpetually in the fountain’s spray. Here is a close up of the fountain:

Untermyer Fountain

Pretty neat isn’t it? You can go HERE to read a little more about the three ladies.

Ok, now on to my card for today. I was inspired by a card that I saw on Pinterest and I needed to make a card with lots of goodies on it and this definitely has a lot of stuff! I also made an exception to a rule I try to never break; I used glitter! I’ll be cleaning that up for a while! My card base is a piece of Whisper White Card Stock. Across the top is a piece of paper from the Kaleidoscope Designer Series Paper. The top right and lower left corners are rounded. The next thing I did was stamp the arrows from the Peachy Keen Stamp Set in Encore Gold Metallic Ink. I used a piece of Gold Fancy Foil Designer Vellum for my “background” and stamped the love from the Best of Love Stamp Set in Basic Black. My arrow is one of the pieces from the Essentials Wooden Elements and the XOXO is from the Quite the Pair Stamp Set and is stamped also in Basic Black. Three stars are cut out from Gold Foil Sheet, one using an element from the Circle Card Thinlits and two with the Merry Minis Punch Pack. In the upper right is one of the mini clothespins from the Tag a Bag Accessory Kit with a piece of Gold Bakers Twine tied in a bow. In the clip are two feathers that I cut out with my e-cutter and the Feathered Woodcuts Digital Kit. I then heat embossed them with Gold Stampin’ Emboss Powder. A small piece of Basic Black that I flagged is on top. Finally I used my e-cutter to cut out the you, it’s the American Typewriter Font and is covered in Gold Stampin’ Glitter. I love this card! The colors and all of the elements work well together and are fun! I’m really having a good time with my e-cutter too. The Feathered Woodcuts is definitely my favorite MDS file so far! I really hope that you enjoyed my card for today. Special thanks to Kim for the pictures and I thank you very much for coming by to see it all and hope that you have a great Sunday everyone! 🙂

Feathered Gold Love You-WM

Stampin’ Up! products used:

Card Stock: Whisper White, Sahara Sand and Basic Black

Specialty Card Stock: Gold Foil Sheet

Specialty Paper: Gold Fancy Foil Designer Vellum

Ink: Encore Gold Metallic and Basic Black Classic Stampin’ Ink

Specialty Ink: Versa-Mark

Embossing Powder: Gold Stampin’ Emboss

Thinlits: Circle Card

Punch: Merry Minis Pack

Embellishments: Tag a Bag Accessory Kit, Essentials Wooden Elements, Gold Bakers Twine and Gold Stampin’ Glitter

Tools: Big Shot, Heat Tool, e-cutter, Stamp-a-ma-jig, Multipurpose Glue, Stampin’ Dimensionals and SNAIL

Software: My Digital Studio and Silhouette Studio Designer Edition

MDS Files: Feathered Woodcuts

Peachy Keen CM

Quite the Pair CM

Best of Love CM

Feathered Woodcuts

Kaleidoscope Designer Series Paper

Gold Fancy Foil Vellum

Circle Card Thinlits Dies

Merry Minis Punch Pack

Tag a Bag Accessory Kit

Essentials Wooden Elements

Gold Silver Bakers Twine

Gold Stampin' Emboss Powder

Silver Gold Stampin' Glitter

Current Promotions:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Catherine and Cathy Create 23

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

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

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Stampin’ Up! products used:

Card Stock: Cherry Cobbler, Whisper White and Basic Gray

Specialty Card Stock: Brushed Gold and Gold Foil Sheets

Designer Series Paper: I Am Me

Ink: Cherry Cobbler

Stamp Set: That’s the Ticket Clear Mount

Framelits: Hearts Collection

Thinlits: Label Card

Embossing Folder: Pretty Print (Vintage)

Punch: Ticket Duo Builder

Embellishments: Gold Sequin Trim

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

That's the Ticket CM

I Am Me DSP

Silver-Gold Foil Sheets

Champagne Glimmer Paper

Hearts Collection Framelits Dies

Label Card Thinlits Dies

Pretty Print TIEF

Ticket Duo Punch

Gold Sequin Trim

Current Promotions:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Perfect Peachy Notes Sneak Peek

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Ahh yes, the weekend! Everyones favorite time of the week, well, at least my favorite! Work again was pretty calm yesterday and I’m sure that will change come next week. It was really cold here again, I’m over that! In less than two weeks I’ll be in Houston for Leadership! It really has come quickly but I’m really excited to go, it’s going to be a good time! 🙂

My card for today has a bit of a funny story behind it. A friend of mine, Emily, had said that she liked the Mr. & Mrs. card that I had done for last week’s Pals Paper Arts but wasn’t sold on the Stamp Set because of the “bathroom” couple. I had to think for a minute and then I realized that she meant the stamp I have used on my card today. She said that if I could show her a card that makes them not look like “bathroom” people she would like the Stamp Set better. So here is what I have come up with…

The base of my card is Pool Party Card Stock and I used a piece of So Saffron for the background. A strip of paper from the I Am Me Designer Series Paper Pack goes down the left side. My main image is from the Perfect Couple Stamp Set* and is stamped in Basic Gray on Pool Party and the mini heart is punched out with the Owl Builder Punch. The frame around it is created using the Squares Collection Framelits Dies and the Oh Snap! is form the Hip Notes Stamp Set* and is stamped in Real Red. I adhered it to the card with Stampin’ Dimensionals. The hearts are punched out from Real Red with the Small Heart Punch. I used the Peachy Keen Stamp Set* to stamp the arrows along the bottom and they are cut out with the On Film Framelits Dies*. I also cut out a piece of Silver Foil Sheet with them for the camera. All of the elements are adhered with Stampin’ Dimensionals and some silver sequins complete the card. So, what do you think? Do they still look like “bathroom” people? I don’t think they do at all! I hope you enjoyed today’s card and thank you, as always, for stopping by! Enjoy your Saturday! 🙂

Perfect Peachy Notes-WM

Stampin’ Up! products used:

Card Stock: Pool Party, So Saffron, Whisper White and Real Red

Specialty Card Stock: Silver Foil Sheet

Designer Series Paper: I Am Me

Ink: Basic Gray, Real Red and Pool Party Classic Stampin’ Ink

Stamp Sets: Perfect Couple*, Hip Notes* and Peachy Keen* Clear Mount

Framelits: On Film* and Squares Collection

Punches: Small Heart and Owl Builder

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

*2014 Occasions Catalog (January 3, 2014)

I Am Me DSP

Squares Collection Framelits

Small Heart Punch

Current Promotions:

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

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

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

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

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

Occasions Catalog Sneak Peek

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Happy Sunday! My work Holiday party was a lot of fun last night! There were a ton of people there and some delicious food. They play a “Bad Santa” game where you bring a wrapped gift and then you pick a number to decided your turn to choose. You can pick a new gift or steal one from someone else. The person that picks number one gets to go at the end and take whatever they want! I ended up with a Google Chromcast with a little help from some friends! Like I said lots of fun! Here are a few pictures from last night. I’m also sporting my new haircut! LOL!

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This is Danielle and I in front of the fireplace, they did a really nice job decorating their house!

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Here I am with Anthony and Nicole, like I said a really good time! 🙂

For today’s post I have a card that I made for Danielle’s mom’s birthday. I CASE’d the tag from the 2014 Occasions Catalog. I thought it would make a nice focal point for a card. The base of the card is Whisper White Card Stock. I used the Perfect Polkadots Textured Impressions Embossing Folder and some Strawberry Slush backed with a piece of Brushed Gold for my background. The tag is created with a piece of the Gold Fancy Foil Designer Vellum* backed with a piece of Whisper White. I punched two holes in the top and threaded some Whisper White Bakers Twine through and tied it in a bow. The greeting is from the Starburst Sayings Stamp Set* and is stamped in Strawberry Slush and cut out with the Starburst Framelits Dies*. Some Stampin’ Dimensionals hold all of the pieces to the card. I really like that even though it’s a simple card the greeting and the Designer Vellum give it a little wow! Thanks so much for stopping by to see my card and I hope that you enjoyed the pictures too! Have a great Sunday! 🙂

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Stampin’ Up! products used:

Card Stock: Whisper White and Strawberry Slush

Specialty Card Stock: Brushed Gold

Specialty Paper: Gold Fancy Foil Designer Vellum*

Ink: Strawberry Slush Classic Stampin’ Ink

Stamp Set: Starburst Sayings*

Framelits: Starburst*

Embossing Folder: Perfect Polkadots

Embellishments: Whisper White Bakers Twine

Tools: Big Shot, Stampin’ Dimensionals and SNAIL

*2014 Occasions Catalog (January 3, 2014)

Brushed Gold CS

Perfect Polka Dots Texture Embossing Folder

White Bakers Twine

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Current Promotions:

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

Pop & Place Holiday Gift Tags and Stamps are a great way to get all of your holiday tags done quickly! You can purchase just what you need; tags, stamps or one of two bundles! The stamp set is Photopolymer so that makes placement easy. Another great thing is that all of the tags shapes are made from Punches and Framelits so if you want to add more it’s easy! They also make a great gift! Click here to order yours today!

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

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

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

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

Paper Players 174

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Yesterday was another pretty relaxing day. I got some crafting done, cleaned and organized my craft stuff. I need to make some room as yesterday started the Demonstrator Pre-Order for the 2014 Occasions Catalog and Sale-A-Bration! I can’t wait to get my new goodies and show you some of the cool new products from the upcoming catalog. If you would like a copy contact me and I’ll get one out to you! Before I get to today’s post I wanted to bring you up to speed on all of the specials that Stampin’ Up! has going on.

2013 Stampin' Up! Holiday Sale Banner

Today is the last day of the Annual Holiday Sale. You can click here to download a PDF if you need to take another peek. If you have any goodies that you want from the list of products that are up to 50% off now is the time to put those orders in. If you need some more today is also Cyber Monday and they have added the following products to the list for today only:

These items will be 30 percent off for 24 hours on Monday, December 2:

Envelope Liners Framelits Dies (item 132172)
Expressions Thinlits Dies (item 132171)
Holly Jolly Greetings Simply Sent (item 132159)
Snowflake Season Simply Sent  (item 132176)
Large Rhinestone Basic Jewels (item 129324)
Extra-Large Gift Box (item 132147)

Pretty cool! Now, I know that you may need a little more coaxing so starting today through January 27th you can order special Valentine’s products. Who doesn’t like to celebrate love?!?! You can see the flyer below or click here for a PDF.

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I also completely forgot about the new Photopolymer Stamp Set, it’s called Eye-Catching Ikat. You can see the set below or click here to download a PDF.

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Finally Stampin’ Up! announced the last of the Best of 25 Stamp Sets and this one is Best of Sale-A-Bration. You can see the flyer below or click here for a PDF.

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Now, there has to be some goodies that you want! Did you do some Holiday shopping over the weekend for others? Well, today it’s time to get yourself some prezzies! LOL!

Now on to today’s post. It’s Monday and that means it’s time for the Paper Players! This week we have a fun challenge from Lovely LeAnne…

Paper Players #174

I was quite happy when I saw this because a little over a month ago I made a card that works perfectly for this challenge. I got my inspiration from Pinterest and I was saving it… just for this… yeah… that’s right! LOL! The base of my card is Gumball Green Card Stock. The little strip of paper across the bottom is from the Afternoon Picnic Designer Series Paper Pack. All of my images are stamped on a piece of Very Vanilla. The pine branches are from the “Vintage” Watercolor Winter Stamp Set and are stamped and stamped-off in Always Artichoke. My circles are from various middles of stamp sets and are stamped and stamped-off in Pistachio Pudding, Crisp Cantaloupe, So Saffron and Blushing Bride. I choose my greeting from the More Merry Messages Stamp Set and it is stamped in Coastal Cabana. Finally some sequins are randomly placed in coordinating colors. I love the way the circles and sequins look like lights on a tree and the mix of colors is just fun! I hope that you enjoyed my card for this week’s Paper Players Evergreen challenge from LeAnne. Thank you so much for stopping by and have a marvelous Monday! 🙂

Paper Players 175-WM

Stampin’ Up! products used:

Card Stock: Gumball Green and Very Vanilla

Designer Series Paper: Afternoon Picnic

Ink: Pistachio Pudding, Crisp Cantaloupe, So Saffron, Coastal Cabana and Blushing Bride Classic Stampin’ Ink

Stamp Sets: Watercolor Winter (Vintage) and More Merry Messages Clear Mount

Embellishment: Sequins (Non-Stampin’ Up!)

Tools: Stamp-a-ma-jig, Multi-Purpose Glue and SNAIL

Watercolor Winter CM

More Merry Messages CM

Afternoon Picnic DSP

Current Promotions:

It’s time for Stampin’ Up!’s Annual Holiday Sale!! Save up to 50% on select item November 20th thru December 2nd! Hurry before it’s too late!! Click here for a PDF of the flyer!

Pop & Place Holiday Gift Tags and Stamps are a great way to get all of your holiday tags done quickly! You can purchase just what you need; tags, stamps or one of two bundles! The stamp set is Photopolymer so that makes placement easy. Another great thing is that all of the tags shapes are made from Punches and Framelits so if you want to add more it’s easy! They also make a great gift! Click here to order yours 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 latest ones are Map It Out and Greetings From. There is also a special Halloween set! It’s a completely clear stamping option you are going to love!

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

Catherine & Cathy Create!

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Hello and welcome to Saturday! It was gloomy here all day again yesterday but they promise some sun today. I have a block party to go to later and hopefully it won’t rain! There will be lots of crafting going on this weekend too. Making my final preparations for my Wednesday departure for Salt Lake City Utah! What are all of you up to this weekend?

Today’s post is for a new challenge blog called Catherine & Cathy Create. They are going to have some fun challenges and today I’m posting my first card for them for their Buttons & Bows Challenge. I don’t know if you noticed the new badge along the right side of my blog but I have been asked to be on the Design Team too! I’m quite excited to get started so here we go!

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I have been having fun with the freestyle collage style of cards lately and I found the inspiration for this card on Pinterest. The base is Sahara Sand Card Stock trimmed to 4 x 11 and folded in half so I could let some embellishments hang off the side and it would still fit in a standard envelope. I used some Epic Day This & That Washi Tape on the right side. A piece of Pistachio Pudding is cut out with the Delicate Doilies Large Sizzlit Die and adhered to the card with Stampin’ Dimensionals. The ticket is from the That’s the Ticket Stamp Set and is punched out with the Ticket Duo Builder Punch. I used the “Vintage” Birds & Blooms Sizzlit to cut out the flower from some linen fabric and used a Candy Dots Brad Base with a Basic Jewels Rhinestone in the middle to hold it together. A Sale-A-Bration button and two Naturals Designer Buttons are also on the card with a Basic Jewels Pearl in the middle of the Pool Party button. The butterfly is from the Best of Butterflies Stamp Set and I used a Q-Tip to color it in with Crisp Cantaloupe. For the greeting I used the Lots of Thanks Stamp Set and angled it on the left. A few vanilla pearl sequins complete the card. I really do like the fun collage style, it makes a nice change up from the usual. Thank you very much for taking some time out of your Saturday to come and see my Catherine & Cathy Create card for their Buttons & Bows Card Challenge. Go and take a look at the blog and say hi to ladies over there by posting one of your cards in the gallery. Have a very enjoyable Saturday!

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Stampin’ Up! products used:

Card Stock: Sahara Sand, Pistachio Pudding and Very Vanilla

Ink: Early Espresso and Crisp Cantaloupe Classic Stampin’ Ink

Stamp Sets: That’s the Ticket, Best of Butterflies and Lots of Thanks Clear Mount

Sizzlits: Delicate Doilies Large and Birds & Blooms Vintage

Punch: Ticket Duo Builder

Embellishments: Epic Day This & That Washi Tape, Naturals Designer Buttons, Sycamore Street Buttons (Vintage), Candy Dots Brad Base, Basic Jewels Rhinestones, Basic Jewels Pearls and Linen Thread

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

NON SU!: Linen Fabric and Vanilla Pearl Sequins

Best of Butterflies CM

That's the Ticket CM

Lots of Thanks CM

Delicate Doilies Large Sizzlits Die

Epic Day This and That Designer Washi Tape

Ticket Duo Punch

Naturals Designer Buttons

Candy Dots Brad Bases

Linen Thread

Basic Rhinestones

Basic Pearls

Here are all the Photopolymer Stamp Sets, Settin’ Sail, Wanderlust, Show & Tell 1 & 2 is a two-part set. Click here to see the PDF of the flyer, Birthday Bombs Away click here for a PDF of the flyer, and Designer Typeset.The great thing about Photopolymer Stamps is that they are completely clear so you can see exactly where you are going to stamp. They work amazingly with our new Firm Foam Stampin’ Pads for great ink coverage. You are going to love them! This is a limited release so make sure you get one before it’s gone!

Do you ever feel the need to make something that means something but don’t think you have the time? Or you like to be creative but don’t want to buy a ton of supplies? Well, you don’t have any excuses anymore! Introducing Paper Pumpkin from Stampin’ Up! Each month you will receive a kit that contains all of the items (except adhesive) that you need to make a project, all for just $19.95. Each kit will ship out on or around the 15th of each month. You can cancel at any time, but who would want to?! Go ahead, sign up and get some crafting therapy for only $19.95 including shipping! Click here now! Don’t forget to choose me as your Demonstrator, Justin Krieger – Bethpage, NY! 

Don’t forget to check out the Anchor Rewards tab at the top. Earn 10 Anchors and get a FREE Stamp Set of your choice from any current catalog. If you purchase $150 worth of product you will be eligible for $25 in Host(ess) dollars to get one of the great new Host(ess) Sets or any other items from the NEW 2013-2014 Catalog or the upcoming NEW Holiday Catalog!:-)

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