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Pals Paper Arts 181

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Happy Saturday! We have made it through Thanksgiving and Black Friday successfully! I had a nice day yesterday, Andrew came by and I went to drop off the bookmarks at work then off to let the dogs out. We had some breakfast and ran some errands. After I met up with Heather and we did a little shopping after the crowds had dissipated, had a late lunch and hung out at my house, then we took a ride to let dogs out again. I came home and crafted and by then it was bed time. A really nice day indeed!

Before I get to today’s post I want to thank Patti for choosing my card as her pick for last week’s Pals Paper Arts. You can see my original post here and the Pals Paper Arts post here. Now this week we have a nice simple sketch…

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After my fun full card yesterday I thought a nice simple one was needed! My card today starts off with a base of Cherry Cobbler Card Stock. The background is a piece of Crumb Cake that I stamped in Crumb Cake with the Woodgrain Background Stamp. Next up is a piece of Season of Style Designer Series Paper. For my chevrons I punched out some Champagne Glimmer Paper with the Chevron Border Punch and another piece is used for the arrow across the bottom. My greeting is the Magical Season Single Stamp inked in Cherry Cobbler and cut out with the Chalk Talk Framelits Dies. Some Stampin’ Dimensionals hold the greeting and the glimmer paper to the card. Simple but sparkly with a woodsy feel. Thanks so much for spending some time with me today to see my Pals Paper Arts card for this week’s sketch challenge. I hope that you all have a nice relaxing Saturday! 🙂

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Stampin’ Up! products used:

Card Stock: Cherry Cobbler, Crumb Cake and Very Vanilla

Designer Series Paper: Season of Style

Specialty Paper: Champagne Glimmer

Ink: Crumb Cake and Cherry Cobbler Classic Stampin’ Ink

Stamp Sets: Magical Season Single and Woodgrain Background

Framelits: Chalk Talk

Punch: Chevron Border

Tools: Big Shot, Stampin’ Dimensionals and SNAIL

Magical Season Single CM

Woodgrain WM

Season of Style DSP

Chalk Talk Framelits

Chevron Border Punch

Champagne Glimmer Paper

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.

Control Freaks November Blog Tour

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Hello everyone and welcome to the November Control Freaks Blog Tour! Our theme for this month’s tour is Christmas! If you are following the tour then you have arrived here from Cindy Elam’s blog. She had some great stuff, didn’t she?! I have two home decor projects for you. Who couldn’t use a little inspiration to help with the decorating around your house this time of year?

The first of the two projects I have for you today is a banner. I’m a big fan of nontraditional holiday colors and this banner is no exception. The bases for the banner are Cherry Cobbler Card Stock that I stamped in Cherry Cobbler with the Dictionary Background Stamp. I flagged the bottoms and used the 1″ Circle Punch to create the ticket corners on the top. The rosettes are made from Winter Frost Specialty Designer Series Paper using my Simply Scored Scoring Tool. My next layer is a piece of Blushing Bride that I cut out with the Chalk Talk Framelits Dies and embossed with the Alphabet Press Textured Impressions Embossing Folder. The letters that spell out JOY are cut out using the Typeset Alphabet Bigz Dies from Cherry Cobbler. To add a little interest I stamped some snowflakes from the Festive Flurry Stamp Set in Pool Party and cut them out with the Festive Flurry Framelits Dies. The flags are held on to the jute twine with some Pool Party that is punched out with the “Vintage” Tab Punch. The snowflakes are held on with Card Stock that is punched out with the Word Window Punch. It’s a fun and relatively simple banner to make, but it’s sure to dress up any home for the holidays!

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Control Freaks Nov. Tour Banner Snowflake

My second project for today I’m going to use as a tree topper, but you could also use it as an ornament on a bigger tree or it could be hung on a door. The base for my project is a piece of Soft Sky Card Stock that I cut out with the Circles Collections Framelits Dies. The background is a piece of Very Vanilla that I stamped with the World Map Background Stamp in Old Olive and that is also cut out with the Circles Framelits. I used the Christmas Star Single Stamp heat embossed with Gold Stampin’ Emboss Powder, cut out with my Paper Snips and scored with my Simply Scored Scoring Tool. Some stacked Stampin’ Dimensionals adhere it to the background. The greeting is from the Greetings of the Season Stamp Set, stamped in Cherry Cobbler and punched out with the 1 3/4″ Scallop Circle Punch. It is backed with a piece of Cherry Cobbler that I cut out with the Deco Labels Collection Framelits Dies. Two flagged pieces of Brushed Gold Card Stock are adhered behind it. On the back of it is a tube of Soft Sky that I will use to place it on top of my tree.

Control Freaks Nov. Tour Tree Topper

I hope that you enjoyed my projects for this month’s Control Freaks Blog Tour. Now on to your next stop, up next is Lisa Martz, enjoy! Thanks so much for stopping by here and have a great day!

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Stampin’ Up! products used:

Banner:

Card Stock: Cherry Cobbler, Blushing Bride, Pool Party and Whisper White

Designer Series Paper: Winter Frost Specialty

Ink: Cherry Cobbler and Pool Party Classic Stampin’ Ink

Stamp Sets: Festive Flurry and Dictionary Background Stamp Clear Mount

Framelits: Festive Flurry and Chalk Talk

Embossing Folder: Alphabet Press

Punch: 1″ Circle

Bigz Dies: Typeset Alphabet

Tools: Big Shot, Simply Scored Scoring Tool, Paper Snips, Stampin’ Dimensionals and SNAIL

Tree Topper:

Card Stock: Soft Sky, Very Vanilla and Cherry Cobbler

Specialty Card Stock: Brushed Gold

Ink: Cherry Cobbler and Old Olive

Specialty Ink: Versa-Mark

Stampin’ Emboss Powder: Gold

Stamp Sets: Christmas Star Single and Greetings of the Season Clear Mount

Framelits: Circles Collection and Deco Labels

Punch: 1 3/4″ Scallop Circle

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

Freshly Made Sketches 103

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It’s the weekend… woo hoo! I went out to dinner with my friends Bill, Anthony and Danielle to Friday’s last night and had a Long Island Iced Tea. It was much needed after I came out to go to work yesterday and discovered that someone had hit my car. I don’t understand how people can ruin something of someone else and just leave. It must be nice to not have a conscience. So yes, that was a great way to start off my day huh?! It had a nice finish so that made it a bit better. The weather here is a little crisp this morning but nice and clear, I guess Fall is on it’s way… boo! I don’t have any definite plans for the weekend, how about you?

Before I get to today’s post I wanted to mention that there have been a bunch of new items added to the Clearance Rack! You can click here to go to my On-Line Store and check them out. I placed a little order yesterday because I just couldn’t resist! 🙂

Now for today’s post I have my card for this week’s Freshly Made Sketches challenge. Jen B. has given us a nice sketch…

Freshly Made Sketches #103

When I first looked at the sketch it reminded me of a formal look but I decided to go a different route. The base of my card is Whisper White Card Stock that I stamped randomly with the Snowflake Soiree Stamp Set in Pool Party. For the greeting I used the nice big Joy and Love Single Stamp. I stamped it in Smoky Slate and again in Island Indigo, the latter is cut out with the Deco Labels Framelits. I used a piece of Cherry Cobbler to back it and some Stampin’ DImensionals to adhere the pieces to the base. I wanted a little snowflake but opted for a piece of Cherry Cobbler punched out with the Boho Blossom Punch instead to cover up the to and from on the stamp. The paper on the right is from the Winter Frost Designer Series Paper Stack and has the corners rounded with the 3/16″ Corner Rounder. A Neutrals Candy Dot in the middle of the blossom and two Regals Candy Dots on the DSP finish off the card. I really like the new Holiday Single Stamps, they are nice and big and the Candy Dots always add that little something extra! Thanks for visiting me today to see my Freshly Made Sketches card for this week’s challenge. I hope that you all have a fun Saturday! 🙂

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Stampin’ Up! products used:

Card Stock: Whisper White and Cherry Cobbler

Designer Series Paper: Winter Frost Designer Series Paper Stack

Ink: Pool Party, Smoky Slate and Cherry Cobbler Classic Stampin’ Ink

Stamp Sets: Snowflake Soiree and Joy and Love Single Clear Mount

Framelits: Deco Labels Collection

Embellishments: Neutrals and Regals Candy Dots

Tools: Big Shot, 3/16″ Corner Rounder, Multi-Purpose Glue, Stampin’ Dimensionals and SNAIL

Joy and Love Single CM

Snowflake Soiree CM

Winter Frost Designer Series Paper Stack

Deco Labels Collection Framelits

Boho Blossoms Punch

3:16%22 Corner Rounder

Neutrals Candy Dots

Regals Candy Dots

Current Promotions:

Butterfly Bundle – get the Papillon Potpourri Stamp Set and the Bitty Butterfly Punch for a special price now through September 30, 2013!

Paper Pumpkin! Get your first two months for only $10! Click HERE to sign up!

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 Another Thank You. 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.

Mojo 308

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Thursday, how nice to see you again! One more day people! Rumor has it that we are going to get out of work early tomorrow and there will not be many people there anyway! Love days like that. My boss asked me to make two thank you card for her and I also managed to get another card made last night too. I love when I can get three cards made in one night. The weather here was sunny but overcast and at one point it looked like it might rain but didn’t. I don’t think the weather man has high hopes for the weekend either but I think they do that sometimes just in case it’s not the greatest. I don’t have any big plans, maybe just lay low and get some work done around the house. I also desperately need to organize my craft area which I have been doing little by little. Really little though!

Before I get to today’s post I want to let you know about two promotions from Stampin’ Up! announced today. First up they have released the Best of Set for September, the Best of Autumn. You can see them below or click here for a PDF.

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Second they have a new bundle available and it’s one of my mum’s favorites! You can get the Papillon Potpourri Stamp Set and the Bitty Butterfly Punch for 15% off now through September 30th. Wood is $29.67 (savings $5.24) and Clear is $26.27 (savings $4.54). The flyer below has the prices reversed but you can take a look at it or click here for a PDF.

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Now for today’s card that is for this week’s Mojo Monday Sketch challenge. This time our sketch is provided by Julee Tilman…

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My card starts off with a base of Pistachio Pudding Card Stock. For the background I used a piece of Crumb Cake and the Snowflake Soiree Stamp Set stamped in Pistachio Pudding and Crumb Cake randomly. A piece of Cherry Cobbler Seam Binding Ribbon is adhered around the back before the panel is mounted to the base. The greeting is the new Magical Season Single Stamp stamped in Cherry Cobbler and cut out with the Ovals Collection Framelits and paper pierced with the Occasions Paper-Piercing Pack around the edge. I backed it with a piece of Pistachio Pudding cut out with the Deco Labels Collection Framelits and embossed with the Beautifully Baroque Textured Impressions Embossing Folder. Some Cherry Cobbler and Crumb Cake punched out with the Boho Blossom Punch creates the flower. One Basic Jewel Pearl in the center of the flower and three in the lower right corner complete the card. I really like the Cherry Cobbler with the Pistachio Pudding and the oval back by the label is pretty cool too. Thanks for spending some time with me today to see my Mojo Monday sketch card for this week’s challenge. Have a very enjoyable Thursday!

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Stampin’ Up products used:

Card Stock: Pistachio Pudding, Crumb Cake, Very Vanilla and Cherry Cobbler

Ink: Cherry Cobbler, Pistachio Pudding and Crumb Cake Classic Stampin’ Ink

Stamp Sets: Magical Season Single and Snowflake Soiree Clear Mount

Embossing Folder: Beautifully Baroque

Framelits: Ovals Collection and Deco Labels Collection

Punch: Boho Blossom

Embellishments: Cherry Cobbler Seam Binding Ribbon and Basic Jewels Pearls

Tools: Big Shot, Occasions Paper-Piercing Pack, Paper-Piercing Tool, Sticky Strips, Stampin’ Dimensionals and SNAIL.

Magical Season Single CM

Snowflake Soiree CM

Deco Labels Collection Framelits

Ovals Collection Framelits

Beautifully Baroque TIEF

Boho Blossoms Punch

Basic Pearls

Occasions Paper-Piercing Pack

Current Promotions:

Paper Pumpkin! Get your first two months for only $10! Click HERE to sign up!

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 Another Thank You. 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.

SUO Challenges 78

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Hey there! How is everything going? I’m much better than I was yesterday. My headache finally went away around 11:00am. I don’t think I have had one like that in a long time and hopefully not again anytime soon! It was nice here again today with a little more cloud cover and they are saying rain for tonight into tomorrow morning. Hopefully it will be nice for the three day weekend coming up! I do love a three day weekend! 🙂

Today I have my card for SUO Challenges. This time we have a ribbon and bows challenge for you. I decided to use some of the 1 1/4″ Burlap Ribbon, I have had it for a while and thought it was about time to break it out. The base of the card is Soft Suede Card Stock. The background is just a plain piece of Sahara Sand and I adhered the 1 1/4″ Burlap Ribbon around the back with Sticky Strip. I also used another piece behind the sentiment to hold it flat. The panel is then mounted to the card with Stampin’ Dimensionals. The image is the new Wonderful Blessing Single Stamp and it’s stamped in Midnight Muse and cut out with the Circles Collection Framelits. I brayered one of the Tea Lace Paper Doilies in Midnight muse and backed it with a piece of Midnight Muse that I also cut out with the Circles Collection Framelits to make it a little more sturdy. The whole thing is adhered to the card with more Stampin’ Dimensionals. I love the nice big size of the Wonderful Blessing Stamp and these would be great to make a bunch of for Christmas! Thanks so much for coming by to see my card for the SUO Challenges Ribbon and Bows. Head on over to the blog and check out what me teammates have for inspiration and add one of yours to the gallery. Have a fun Tuesday! 🙂

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Stampin’ Up! products used:

Card Stock: Soft Suede, Sahara Sand and Very Vanilla

Ink: Midnight Muse Classic Stampin’ Ink

Stamp: Wonderful Blessing Single Clear Mount

Framelits: Circles Collection

Embellishments: 1 1/4″ Burlap Ribbon and Tea Lace Paper Doily

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

Wonderful Blessing Single CM

Circles Collection Framelits

1 1:4%22 Burlap Ribbon

Tea Lace Paper Doilies

Current Promotions:

Paper Pumpkin! Get your first two months for only $10! Click HERE to sign up!

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 Another Thank You. 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.

Freshly Made Sketches 100 & Just Add Ink 179

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A good Sunday to you all! My Saturday didn’t turn out quite the way I had envisioned. I had breakfast with my friend Joe and that was very nice. I came home and started working on some projects and then my friend from work texted me to say that she couldn’t go to Manhattan. Bummer! I decided that it was way too nice of a day so I called my friend Louis and we went for a ride in the convertible and did some shopping. After, we had some gyros for dinner and they were delicious! So not a bad day after all. I will have to postpone my reviews for another time. LOL!

Today I have a double post, I don’t know where the week goes sometimes! It’s Freshly Made Sketches 100th Challenge! How great is that?!?! I have been playing along since sketch 38, so that 62 sketches! Pretty cool! For the 100th challenge they brought back the sketch from their very first one…

Freshly Made Sketches #100

I went for a retro feel to my card with some new products to sort of pay tribute to the sketch. The base of my card is Midnight Muse Card Stock and the background is a piece of paper from the Season of Style Designer Series Paper Stack. I used the Delicate Details Textured Impressions Embossing Folder to emboss a piece of Crumb Cake to go across the lower half of the card. The tilted panel is a piece of Midnight Muse, embossed with the Perfect Polkadots Textured Impressions Embossing Folder and backed with a piece of Crisp Cantaloupe. For the greeting I used the new Cheers Single Stamp, again stamped in Midnight Muse and backed with Crisp Cantaloupe. I flagged a little piece of Midnight Muse to go across the top that mirrors the stamped part of the bottom of the greeting. An ornament from the Christmas Collectibles Stamp Set that I inked in Crisp Cantaloupe and punched out with the Christmas Ornament Punch completes the card. I really like the Midnight Muse and Crisp Cantaloupe paired with the Crumb Cake, I think it makes and interesting combo!

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My second card today is for the ladies over at Just Add Ink! I thought the sketch was really cool and perfect for the Rev Up the Fun! Stamp Set…

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My card base for this card is Whisper White Card Stock. The background is a piece of Smokey Slate stamped with some Gorgeous Grunge in Pacific Point, I rounded the corners with the 1″ Circle Punch. All of the images and greeting are from the Rev Up the Fun! Stamp Set except for the flag that is stamped with one of the Paper Pumpkin Stamps. The tire marks and dust are stamped in Basic Black and the car in Pacific Point. For the greeting I used some Versa-Mark and White Stampin’ Emboss Powder. The Ovals Collection Framelits Dies are used to cut it out and some Stampin’ Dimensionals adhere it to the card. The images from the stamp set are fun and help to make a great masculine card that would work for any age.

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Thank you, as always, for stopping by to see my post for Freshly Made Sketches 100th anniversary and Just Add Ink sketch challenge 179. It’s always great to have you check in and I hope that you enjoy your Sunday! 🙂

Stampin’ Up! products used:

Freshly Made Sketches Card:

Card Stock: Midnight Muse, Crisp Cantaloupe, Crumb Cake and Whisper White

Designer Series Paper: Season of Style Stack

Ink: Midnight Muse and Crisp Cantaloupe Classic Stampin’ Ink

Stamp Sets: Cheers Single and Christmas Collectibles Clear Mount

Embossing Folders: Perfect Polkadots and Delicate Designs

Punch: Christmas Ornament

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

Cheers Single CM

Christmas Collectibles CM

Season of Style DSP Stack

Perfect Polka Dots Texture Embossing Folder

Delicate Designs Textured Impressions Embossing Folders

Christmas Ornament Punch

Just Add Ink Card:

Card Stock: Whisper White, Smoky Slate, Pacific Point and Basic Black

Ink: Pacific Point and Basic Black Classic Stampin’ Ink

Specialty Ink: Versa-Mark

Stamp Sets: Rev Up the Fun!, Gorgeous Grunge and Paper Pumpkin Clear Mount

Framelits: Ovals Collection

Embossing Powder: White

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

Rev Up the Fun! CM

Gorgeous Grunge CM

Ovals Collection Framelits

White Stampin' Emboss Powder

Current Promotions:

Paper Pumpkin! Get your first two months for only $10! Click HERE to sign up!

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 Another Thank You. 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.

Pals Paper Arts 169

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So remember yesterday when I said that I had no plans for this weekend? That all changed rather quickly! I’m going to have some breakfast with my friend Joe this morning and then I’m off to Manhattan with my work buddy Lisa to meet my city buddy Kim. We are going to see Elysium and have some dinner at Vapiano! I will have a full review for you tomorrow! LOL! What are you all up to this weekend? The weather is supposed to lovely here so that is always a good reason to get out and do something. My craft therapy will have to wait for tomorrow! 🙂

Today’s post contains my card for this week’s Pals Paper Arts. We have a sketch challenge from the lovely Pixel Maven Nicole Watt…

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The other day I had a little delivery from my friend the UPS man and the stamp I used on today’s card was in that cache! The base of the card is Cherry Cobbler Card Stock. I embossed a piece of Smokey Slate with the Pretty Print Textured Impressions Embossing Folder. The horizontal panel is a piece of paper from the Winter Frost Designer Series Paper Stack that is backed with a piece of Cherry Cobbler. The large greeting is the new Be Merry Single Stamp. I inked it in Bermuda Bay and cut it out with my Paper Snips. The little holly berries looked a little dull so I got my Owl Builder Punch and punched out some Cherry Cobbler for them, they were much happier after that! I also used the punch for the piece of Smokey Slate that holds the Bermuda Bay 1/8″ Taffeta Ribbon to the piece of Cherry Cobbler that I cut out with the Bitty Banners Framelits Dies. 3 Basic Jewels Rhinestones and one of the gorgeous Frosted Finishes Designer Embellishments finish the card. I really love the Be Merry Stamp and I did cover up the To/From with the banner to make it a little less gift tag looking. Thank you for popping by to see my Pals Paper Arts Card for this week’s sketch challenge. I hope that you enjoyed the card and that you will be back tomorrow for my reviews! LOL! Enjoy your day! 🙂

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Stampin’ Up! products used:

Card Stock: Cherry Cobbler, Smokey Slate and Whisper White

Designer Series Paper: Winter Frost Stack

Ink: Bermuda Bay Classic Stampin’ Ink

Stamp: Be Merry Single Clear Mount

Framelits: Bitty Banners

Embossing Folder: Pretty Print

Punch: Owl Builder

Embellishments: Bermuda Bay 1/8″ Taffeta Ribbon, Basic Jewels Rhinestones and Frosted Finishes Designer

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

Be Merry Single CM

Winter Frost Designer Series Paper Stack

Pretty Print TIEF

Owl Builder Punch

Frosted Finishes Embellishments

Bermuda Bay 1:8%22 Taffeta Ribbon

Basic Rhinestones

Current Promotions:

Paper Pumpkin! Get your first two months for only $10! Click HERE to sign up!

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 Another Thank You. 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 Craft Crew Sketch 35

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So here we are at Wednesday, half way there! Today I was Mr. Fix-It at work. My friend Lisa was having trouble getting her car started. I determined that it was the battery in her smart key and Toyota couldn’t fix it. My friend Anthony’s wheelchair wouldn’t work so I tinkered with that and fixed that. Finally my friend Danielle’s Nexus 7 wouldn’t turn on so I got that to work. I came home and played with MDS for a bit and made a card (wanted to make more but time just gets away!). All in all a good day. How was your day?

Wednesday means it’s Paper Craft Crew time. This week we have a sketch for you to play with…

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I looked at the Parker’s Patterns DSP and the Spec-tacular stamp and decided to go with a retro vibe. The base of the card is Cajun Craze Card Stock. I stamped a piece of Crumb Cake with the Woodgrain Background Stamp inked in Crumb Cake for the background. Two strips of Parker’s Patterns Designer Series Paper fill in the middle. The Spec-tacular Single Stamp is stamped in Cajun Craze on Very Vanilla. I colored in a pair of the glasses with the Silver Stampin’ Dazzle Marker and backed it with a piece of Not Quite Navy. Some Stampin’ Dimensionals adhere it to the card. The button is a Silver Basics Designer Button. I punched a piece of Not Quite Navy with the 1/2″Circle Punch and a piece of Silver Glimmer Paper with the Itty Bitty Shapes Punch pack and adhered them  to the center of the button. Some Mini Glue Dots hold the button to the  card. The sentiment is form the Itty Bitty Banners Stamp Set, stamped in Not Quite Navy and cut out with the Bitty Banners Framelits Dies. Some more Stampin’ Dimensionals adhere it to the card. For a little 60’s vibe I stamped the peace symbols from the Itty Bitties Stamp Set in Not Quite Navy and punched them out with a standard hole punch. Some more Mini Glue Dots hold them in place. I love the Spec-tacular Stamp and the colors and DSP do give it a bit of a retro feel. I hope that you enjoyed my Paper Craft Crew Design Team card for this week’s sketch challenge. Stop by the blog and check out the other designers projects and enter one of yours for me to take a peek at! Thanks for checking in and I hope that you have a nice day! 🙂

Stampin’ Up! products used:

Card Stock: Cajun Craze, Crumb Cake, Not Quite Navy and Very Vanilla

Specialty Paper: Silver Glimmer

Designer Series Paper: Parker’s Patterns

Ink: Cajun Craze and Not Quite Navy Classic Stampin’ Ink

Stamp Sets: Spec-tacular Single and Itty Bitty Banners Clear Mount, Itty Bitties and Woodgrain Background Wood Mount

Marker: Silver Stampin’ Dazzle

Framelits: Bitty Banners

Punches: 1/2″ Circle and Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack

Embellishments: Silver Basic Designer Buttons

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

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Spec-Tacular

Itty Bitty Banners CM

Itty Bitties WM

Woodgrain WM

Parker's Patterns DSP

Bitty Banners Framelits

1:2%22 Circle Punch

Itty Bitty Bit Punch Set

Silver Glimmer Paper

Silver Basics Designer Buttons

Breaking News! Stampin’ Up! has released their first Photopolymer Stamp Set! It’s called 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!

Stampin’ Up! has a sneak peek for you from the 2013-2014 Annual Catalog and the best part is you can get it right now! It’s called A Round Array and you can get it as a bundle with the 7/8″ Scallop Circle Punch for $23.95 or just the Stamp Set for  $14.95. You can purchase this now through May 30th. Click here or on the photo below to get a PDF of the flyer.

For a limited time you can get the Sent with Love Bundle now through April 30, 2013. It comes with the Sent with Love Clear Mount Stamp set, Sent with Love Designer Series Paper and a package of Calypso Coral Bakers Twine for only $25.50. That’s 20% off the price if you bought them individually!

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 2012-2013 Catalog or the NEW Spring Catalog!

Pals Paper Arts 155

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And here we go again! I know I say it all the time but the weekend goes way too fast! I did have a very nice day yesterday with Kim. We stopped and did some shopping on the way back to Manhattan. I got some more much needed craft storage (M’s had a great sale yesterday!), now I just need to figure out where I’m going to put it! I got a parking space on the street and we had lunch at the diner. They have such great burgers, cooked just right, large portion and very reasonably priced! After lunch we went downtown and I stopped in at the Ink Pad (just to browse!), after that some coffee at Roasting Plant Coffee. I got home in record time and picked up Taylor, she surfed the internet and I crafted. Not a bad weekend at all!

Today I have my Pals Paper Arts card for their sketch challenge…

PPA 155

The base of my card is Primrose Petals Card Stock, I rounded the right corners on all of the pieces with the 3/16″ Corner Rounder. For the background, just a plain piece of Very Vanilla. The strips of paper are from the Print Poetry Designer Series Paper Stack. The main image/greeting is the Hello, Hello Single Stamp and is stamped in Raspberry Ripple and backed with a piece of the same. I think the stamp looks great with some of the flowers from the Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack. I punched some out in Summer Starfruit and Primrose Petals and adhered them with Mini Glue Dots. It needed one more thing… ahh… some Basic Jewels Pearls in the center of the flowers, that’s just what it needed! I adhered the panel to the card with Stampin’ Dimensionals. Nice, simple but not too simple. I hope that you enjoyed my Pals Paper Arts card for the sketch challenge. I thank you, as always for stopping by and I hope that you have as best Monday you can! 🙂

Stampin’ Up! products used:

Card Stock: Primrose Petals, Very Vanilla, Raspberry Ripple and Summer Starfruit

Designer Series Paper: Print Poetry Stack

Ink: Raspberry Ripple Classic Stampin’ Ink

Stamp: Hello, Hello Single

Punches: Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack and 3/16″ Corner Rounder

Tools: Mini Glue Dots, Stampin’ Dimensionals and SNAIL

PPA 155

Hello, Hello

Print Poetry DSP Stack

3:16%22 Corner Rounder

Itty Bitty Bit Punch Set

Basic Pearls

Breaking News! Stampin’ Up! has released their first Photopolymer Stamp Set! It’s called 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!

Stampin’ Up! has a sneak peek for you from the 2013-2014 Annual Catalog and the best part is you can get it right now! It’s called A Round Array and you can get it as a bundle with the 7/8″ Scallop Circle Punch for $23.95 or just the Stamp Set for  $14.95. You can purchase this now through May 30th. Click here or on the photo below to get a PDF of the flyer.

For a limited time you can get the Sent with Love Bundle now through April 30, 2013. It comes with the Sent with Love Clear Mount Stamp set, Sent with Love Designer Series Paper and a package of Calypso Coral Bakers Twine for only $25.50. That’s 20% off the price if you bought them individually!

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 2012-2013 Catalog or the NEW Spring Catalog!

Paper Player 135 :-)

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Hello there! Sunday already, boy these weekends move pretty fast! I had a semi-productive Saturday. I finally got a much needed haircut, I was looking like I don’t know what! I puttered around the house and played at the craft desk for a bit which I don’t normally get to do. Most of the time when I sit there it’s for a project or challenge, it’s nice to just mess around! This morning I’m going to a chocolate show by the Cradle of Aviation out here on Long Island with my friend Danielle. I do love some chocolate! How was your day, what’s on tap for today?

Sunday means it’s time for this week’s Paper Players Challenge. First, congratulations to Danielle (different one! LOL!) for being my pick for Cut Above last week. I love her CAS card using one of my current favorite sets, Sent with Love. Now this week we have a theme challenge from the lovely LeAnne…

Paper Players 135 Theme 3-03-2013

I have to admit that I was at a loss when I first saw this one. I thought hmm… I knew I should have gotten that Hoop La-La Set! After pondering it for a bit I remembered that I do have something stitched! The base of my card is Whisper White Card Stock. The background is made up of 1/2″ strips of Real Red, Tangerine Tango, Daffodil Delight, So Saffron, Certainly Celery, Gumball Green, Bashful Blue, Tempting Turquoise, Pacific Point and Perfect Plum Card Stock. Wow, that was a lot of colors! I ran each one through the Big Shot using the Needlepoint Border Textured Impressions Embossing Folder. I adhered them all to a piece of Crumb Cake (I don’t know why I choose that color!) with SNAIL and then trimmed off the excess on either side. The greeting is from the Sunshine Single Clear Mount Stamp and is stamped in Tangerine Tango. I backed it with a piece of Perfect Plum and adhered the panel to the card base with Stampin’ Dimensionals. I thought it needed a little something more so I stamped the sun from the Spring Sampler Stamp Set in Daffodil Delight and cut him out. Another Stampin’ Dimensional holds him in place. I can honestly say that is the most colors I have ever used on a card, but that’s what a rainbow is all about right?!?! I hope that you enjoyed my bright happy Paper Players Guest Designer card for this week’s challenge from LeAnne. Hop on over to the Paper Players blog to see what my other peeps have come up with and enter a card of your own to share with us! Thank you for spending some time with me today and enjoy yours!

Stampin’ Up! products used:

Card Stock: Whisper White, Crumb Cake, Real Red, Tangerine Tango, Daffodil Delight, So Saffron, Certainly Celery, Gumball Green, Bashful Blue, Tempting Turquoise, Pacific Point and Perfect Plum

Ink: Tangerine Tango and Daffodil Delight Classic Stampin’ Ink

Stamp Sets: Spring Sampler and Sunshine Single Clear Mount

Embossing Folder: Needlepoint Border

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

Paper Players 135

Sunshine

Spring Sampler CM

Needlepoint Border Textured Impressions EF

Breaking News! Stampin’ Up! has released their first Photopolymer Stamp Set! It’s called 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!

For a limited time you can get the Sent with Love Bundle now through April 30, 2013. It comes with the Sent with Love Clear Mount Stamp set, Sent with Love Designer Series Paper and a package of Calypso Coral Bakers Twine for only $25.50. That’s 20% off the price if you bought them individually!

Sale-A-Bration is here! If you spend $150 you will also get a pack of Silver Glimmer Paper to celebrate Stampin’ Up!’s 25 Anniversary in addition to $25 in Hostess money. Spend $400 (or host a party with $400 in total sales) and you get 8 FREE Sale-A-Bration items, the Silver Glimmer Paper and a Sycamore Street Product Bundle (Stamp Set, Ribbon, Buttons, Designer Series Paper) plus $65 in Hostess money and one item at 50% off. How cool is that?! (Does not include tax and shipping)

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 2012-2013 Catalog or the NEW Spring Catalog!

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