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SUO Challenges 104

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So yes, that was definitely a Monday! Work was silly busy and I didn’t get all that I wanted to get accomplished done. Days like that happen and you just have to roll with them! I did go over and see the girls last night. Heather, Kim and I hung out on the bed and chatted and watched TV, I felt like a kid again! LOL! The little ones were we’ll behaved being entertained by their iPad. It really is amazing at how well little children use technology, it second nature to them! It never ceases to amaze me!

Before we get to today’s post I wanted to let you in on the Tuesday Specials from Stampin’ Up!…

Weekly Deals 8-26-2014 1

Weekly Deals 8-26-2014 2

Today my post is for the SUO Challenges Design Team and this time we have a Clean & Simple theme. I kept my card very clean and simple. The base of my card is Pistachio Pudding Card Stock. I took a piece of Whisper White and stamped two of the tree steps of the wreath from the Wondrous Wreath Photopolymer Stamp Set* in Crisp Cantaloupe and Pistachio Pudding. The leaves that I stamped in Pistachio over the Cantaloupe turned a slightly darker shade of Cantaloupe. I fought that was sort of a neat effect. My greeting is from the Christmas Bliss Photopolymer Stamp Set and is also stamped in Pistachio Pudding. I adhered the stamped panel to the base and added a few Pistachio sequins from the 2013-2015 In-Color Sequin Assortment. Sometime you just need a quick, simple, mailable card and this one definitely fits the bill. I think I will make some more of these in different colors for some of my holiday cards! I hope that you enjoyed my card for the SUO Challenges Clean & Simple theme! Take a minute to go to the blog and see what the rest of the design team has for inspiration and enter your card in the gallery so we can see yours! As always, thank you for coming by to see me today! I hope that you all have a very nice Tuesday! 🙂

SUO Challenges 104-JK-WM

Stampin’ Up! products used:

Stamp Sets: Wondrous Wreath Photopolymer* and Christmas Bliss Photopolymer

Ink: Crisp Cantaloupe and Pistachio Pudding Classic Stampin’ Ink

Card Stock: Pistachio Pudding and Whisper White

Embellishments: 2013-2015 In-Color Sequin Assortment

Tools: Multi-Purpose Glue 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 set Yee Haw. It’s a completely clear stamping option you are going to love!

Wonderful Wisteria Lagoon Wreath and Manhattan!

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Well the rain held out all day yesterday and I had a lovely day in Manhattan! I got in around 8:10am and parked on 90th. For my walk over to the West Side through Central Park I popped in my headphones, it makes me walk faster which if you know anyone that has walked with me in the city is way too fast! LOL! I stopped along the Reservoir and snapped a few pictures. You can see how overcast it was but the sun did peek out a few times. You also don’t realize how big the Reservoir is until you walk around it! It looks more like a lake!

CP Resivoir 1

CP Resivoir 2

Pretty huge huh?! Much to Kim’s dismay I got to her around 8:45 instead of my estimated 10:00! LOL! I’m early for everything and she knows this but still doesn’t appreciate it! We had some coffee and then I realized that I forgot my wallet in my car. I have an aversion to wallets for some unknown reason and I tend to leave it in my backpack or car. I used to leave it at home but Andrew fixed that for me! Kim suggested that we walk back over and have breakfast at the diner that way I could get my wallet, sounded great to me so we did just that! After breakfast we wandered around and passed by this new cupcake shop called Sprinkles. From across the street we noticed that they had a Cupcake ATM!! WHAT!! Needless to say we ran over to it and I had to give it a try! You can see from the pictures my silly excitement at the prospect of a little door opening and revealing a delicious treat!!

Sprinkles ATM 1

Sprinkles ATM 2

Sprinkles ATM 3

Sprinkles Cupcake

It was Red Velvet and it was DELICIOUS! I split it with Kim and she agreed that it was quite tasty! We will be visiting the Cupcake ATM again don’t worry about that! LOL!

Now on to the crafty part of the post. I was running through card ideas in my head on the way home and I thought that Wisteria Wonder and Lost Lagoon might look nice together so I gave it a try! My card base for today is Whisper White Card Stock. The background is a piece of Lost Lagoon and I heat embossed the sentiment from the Wondrous Wreath Photopolymer Stamp Set* with Silver Stampin’ Emboss Powder. My smoky Slate piece is cut on the bottom with the Ovals Collection Framelits for an interesting curve. The wreath is also from the Wondrous Wreath Photopolymer Stamp Set* and is stamped in Wisteria Wonder and Lost Lagoon. I heat embossed the bow with more Silver Stampin’ Emboss Powder and used the Wonderful Wreath Framelits* to cut them out. Some Stampin’ Dimensionals hold them to the card and a few of the Frosted Sequins* are adhered around the wreath with Multi-Purpose Glue. I actually really love the colors together and as many of you know I’m not a red and green holiday type of guy! I also like using the Oval to cut away part of the panel, odd but sort of cool! I hope that you enjoyed my card for today along with my silly pictures from Manhattan! Thank you for checking in to see what I’ve been up to and have yourselves a super Sunday! 🙂

Wonderful Wisteria Lagoon Wreath-WM

Stampin’ Up! products used:

Stamp Set: Wondrous Wreath Photopolymer*

Ink: Wisteria Wonder and Lost Lagoon Classic Stampin’ Ink

Specialty Ink: Versa-Mark

Stampin’ Emboss Powder: Silver

Card Stock: Whisper White, Lost Lagoon and Smoky Slate

Framelits: Wonderful Wreath* and Ovals Collection

Embellishments: Frosted Sequins*

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

FMS 150-WM

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!

Paper Craft Crew 106

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Hey there readers! It’s Thursday and I’m hoping that my happy Wednesday carries over! LOL! I had a nice day at work yesterday because I got to run errands in the morning! I went to the Apple Store to pick up a MacBook that was dropped off for repairs, then off to Michaels to get some poster frames, I had to stop at the post office to mail out my Control Freaks swaps and see my friend. I’m glad that you enjoyed the Control Freaks Tour yesterday. I always have a lot of fun making my projects and then like I always say the best part is reading your comments! It really does make all of the effort well worth it! I’m going to sneak into the city on Saturday morning to see my friend Kim and pay a little visit to Sam Flax. I am feeling to need to use my Filofax Organiser again! Ahh… the good old days of my trusty paper organizer! I guess my addiction to paper is getting worse! LOL!

I’m a day late with my card for this week’s Paper Craft Crew sketch, I was a kind of tired Tuesday night that I haven’t felt before! I guess 8 hours of sleep in three days will do that! LOL! But I have it for you today and here is the sketch…

PCCCS106 Sketch 8-20-2014

I played around with some more new Holiday Catalog goodies! You only have one more week to wait to get your new stuff! My card uses a piece of Mossy Meadow Card Stock for the base. The background is a piece of Whisper White that I embossed with the On Point Textured Impressions Embossing Folder*. My main panel is stamped with the tree and garland from the Festival of Trees Photopolymer Stamp Set*, the tree is stamped in Mossy Meadow and the garland is heat embossed with Silver Stampin’ Emboss Powder. I backed it with Mossy Meadow. The panel behind it is a piece of paper from the Trim the Tree Designer Series Paper Stack backed with a piece of Cherry Cobbler. The panels are adhered to each other with SNAIL and to the card with Stampin’ Dimensionals. I used the Star Framelits to cut out a piece of Silver Glimmer Paper and adhered that to the bottom right of the panels. My greeting is also from the Festival of Trees Photopolymer Stamp Set* and is heat embossed in White Stampin’ Emboss Powder on a strip of Cherry Cobbler. Three enamel dots to the left of the panels completes the card. A simple fun traditional Christmas card with a little sparkle from the star and garland! There is my Design Team card for this week’s Paper Craft Crew sketch challenge. Stop by the blog and take a look at what the rest of the design team has done for the sketch and enter your card in the gallery so we can see what you come up with! Thank you for taking some time out of your day to spend with me! I appreciate it! Have a super Thursday peeps! 🙂

PCCCS106-JK-WM

PCCCS106 Close-WM

Stampin’ Up! products used:

Stamp Set: Festival of Trees Photopolymer*

Ink: Mossy Meadow Classic Stampin’ Ink

Specialty Ink: Versa-Mark

Stampin’ Emboss Powder: Silver and White

Card Stock: Mossy Meadow, Whisper White and Cherry Cobbler

Specialty Paper: Silver Glimmer

Designer Series Paper: Trim the Tree Stack*

Framelits: Stars

Embossing Folder: On Point*

Tools: Texture Boutique, Heat Tool, Stamp-a-ma-jig, 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 set Yee Haw. It’s a completely clear stamping option you are going to love!

Mojo 359

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So how was Monday for you? Mine was rather productive! I love a productive day especially when it’s a Monday. The weather was little warmer here today but still very nice. Work was not too bad, again, pretty good for a Monday. I came home and had dinner with the ‘rents and then crafted for quite some time. I had mentioned that I have a bunch of projects to make and I put a pretty good dent in them last night. Makes me very happy! Tonight I will finish off the projects and then maybe tomorrow I will get to relax for a bit. That would be very nice indeed!

It’s Tuesday and that means there are some new Stampin’ Up! specials. Here are this week’s deals…

Weekly Deals 8-19-2014 1

Weekly Deals 8-19-2014 2

One of my projects from last night was my Mojo Monday sketch challenge card. Here is the sketch the lovely Julee Tilman has given us…

Mojo359

I used some unexpected DSP for my background. I love it when I look through a pack and get a nice surprise! My card starts off with a base of Smoky Slate Card Stock and the background is a piece of paper from the Motley Monsters Designer Series Paper Pack*. It sort of reminds me of “Bewitched”! Next up is a piece of Basic Gray that is adhered somewhat in the middle of the card. My tag is a piece of Whisper White and I cut the top with the Angled Tag Topper Punch. I used a piece of Smoky Slate and the punch again along with the 1/2″ Circle punch to create the reinforcement. A piece of Bermuda Bay Baker’s Twine is tied through the top and some Stampin’ Dimensionals adhere it to the card. I used the Circles Collection Framelits to cut out a piece of Bermuda Bay for the frame and a piece of Smoky Slate for the backing. Inside are three feathers from the Four Feathers Stamp Set* that I heat embossed in White Stampin’ Emboss Powder on Vellum Card stock and cut out with the Feathers Framelits*. I adhered them under the piece of Silver Foil Sheet that I flagged on both ends. A piece of Bermuda Bay 1/8″ Taffeta Ribbon is slipped under the circle and adhered to the inside of the card with Sticky Strip. My greeting is from the A Happy Hooray Stamp Set and is stamped in Bermuda Bay and punched out with the 1 3/8″ Circle Punch. I love the colors together and the sheep of DSP from the Motley Monsters DSP is just so cool! So there is my card for this week’s Mojo Monday sketch challenge, I hope that you enjoyed it! Thank you so much for hanging with me for a bit today, I always appreciate our time together! Have a terrific Tuesday! 🙂

Mojo 359-WM

Stampin’ Up! products used:

Stamp Sets: Four Feathers* and A Happy Hooray Clear Mount

Ink: Bermuda Bay Classic Stampin’ Ink

Specialty Ink: Versa-Mark

Stampin’ Emboss Powder: White

Card Stock: Smoky Slate, Basic Gray, Whisper White and Bermuda Bay

Specialty Card Stock: Vellum and Silver Foil Sheet

Designer Series Paper: Motley Monsters*

Framelits: Circles Collection and Feathers*

Punches: Angled Tag Topper, 1 3/8″ Circle and 1/2″ Circle

Embellishments: Bermuda Bay Baker’s Twine and Bermuda Bay 1/8″ Taffeta Ribbon

Tools: Big Shot, Heat Tool, 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 set Yee Haw. It’s a completely clear stamping option you are going to love!

Mojo 358

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Happy Thursday! It rained a lot here on Tuesday night, some places got 13 inches in a few hours. There was a lot of flooding, I had a little puddle in front of my door inside but our poor friend Fred had a full 2 inches of water in his apartment. So many of the roads were flooded that some of my co-workers sat in their cars for over 3 hours waiting for them to get things moving. The news said that it was worse than Hurricane Sandy as far as the rain went. Weather is just really odd around here lately. Around 1:00PM the skies cleared up and the sun was out for the rest of the day. Hopefully it helped dry up some of the harder hit areas.

Now as for Andrew’s little post yesterday, I knew which one of the choices would be the most popular! LOL! I will tell you that the knee feels much better today, I can actually touch it. But if it’s not much better by Friday you may get your wish! LOL! Stay tuned!

I got a nice surprise in the mail today! When I was at Convention I went to Starbucks with my friend Eva and while we were there I bought a Salt Lake City mug. She asked if I collected them and I said yes. Well guess what my surprise was?! Here it is…

Eva Portland Sbux Mug

How cool is that?!?! Thank you so much Eva!! That was so sweet of you! I’ll bet that my coffee will taste much better tomorrow morning having it from my new Starbucks mug!! I just noticed that the hands on the Catalog look like they are holding the mug! Pretty neat! 🙂

Now off we go to today’s card which is for this week’s Mojo Monday sketch from the lovely Julee Tilman…

Mojo358

I don’t know what it is with me and shaker cards lately! I hadn’t made one in forever and now I have made about five! LOL! I did use some new goodies from the Holiday Catalog too, loving all of it! The base for today’s card is Smoky Slate Card Stock. For my background I used a piece of paper from the All is Calm Specialty Designer Series Paper* Pack along the bottom and across the seam is a piece of the All is Calm Designer Washi Tape*. They are adhered to a piece of Lost Lagoon and that is adhered to the base with SNAIL. The frame is cut out from a piece of Smoky Slate, the window with the Squares Collection Framelits. I adhered a piece of Window Sheet behind the square and behind that is another piece of paper from the All is Calm DSP Pack. Before I put the shaker together I added some of the snowflakes from the Frosted Sequins*. The snowflake on the window, the smaller one and the snow are all cut out with the Snowflake Card Thinlits* from Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper. A piece of Lost Lagoon is flagged on both ends and serves as the backdrop for the small snowflake and snow. A few Stampin’ Dimensionals adhere it to the shaker. I really love Lost Lagoon, I think it is my favorite blue ever and what better paper for snow that the Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer?! I hope that you enjoyed my card for this week’s Mojo Monday sketch and that you are not sick of the shaker cards just yet! Thank you so much for sharing in my day today! I love having you visit and your comments are always a highlight of my day! I wish you all a happy Thursday! 🙂

Mojo 358-WM

Stampin’ Up! products used:

Stamp Set: None!

Ink: None!

Card Stock: Smoky Slate and Lost Lagoon

Designer Series Paper: All is Calm Specialty*

Specialty Paper: Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer and Window Sheet

Framelits: Squares Collection

Thinlits: Snowflake Card*

Embellishments: All is Calm Designer Washi Tape and Frosted Sequins

Tools: Big Shot, Multi-Purpose Glue, Fast Fuze, 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 sets are Dear Heart and Christmas Bliss. It’s a completely clear stamping option you are going to love!

Paper Craft Crew 105 & Bonus!

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Ahh yes… another fun filled day here on Long Island! Work was just the way I imagined it, nuts! Last minute event planning is always my favorite! NOT! It wasn’t a bad day weather wise, overcast and a bit windy but it didn’t rain until late last night and boy did it rain! I ran out to do a few errands and guess what I saw…

Rainbow

A perfect little rainbow! Well, if I could crop out the power lines and the building it would be perfect! LOL! So neat though! That brightened up my evening a bit! Before I get started with today’s post, Andrew stopped by and has a quick word for you all…

 

Hi there JK Cards readers! I was over at Justin’s house last night and he was telling me about how he hit his knee again. Of course, he then told me how you were all concerned about him and were badgering him to get to a doctor. I gave him two choices:

1) He can continue to not go to the doctor. If he does this and ends up hurting his knee further, I told him I will visit him in the hospital with chocolates, flowers, and balloons. Right after I give him all his sentiments, I’ll look him in the eyes and say, “I told you so!” (Don’t worry, I’ll mention that you all told him as well. LOL!)

2) If by the next time I come over he hasn’t gone to the doctor, I’m gonna slip a fun little pill into a cup of his coffee, throw him over my shoulder, carry him to the car, take him to the doctor for an evaluation, and get him back home before he’ll even remember what happened!

Let Justin know in the comments which option you think is better. Have a great day everyone! 🙂

He’s the best friend anyone could ever want, isn’t he?!

I didn’t get to post Stampin’ Up!’s weekly deals yesterday so here they are…

Weekly Deals 8-12-2014 1

Weekly Deals 8-12-2014 2

Middle of the week, yes, it’s time for some Paper Craft Crew Design Team sketch goodness! Here is this week’s…

PCCCS105 8-13-2014

I stayed very true to the sketch and my inspiration was the cover of the annual catalog! The base of the card is Pistachio Pudding Card Stock. My background is a piece of Whisper White and I punched the bottom edge with the Confetti Stars Border Punch*. A strip of Maritime Designer Series Paper comes across from the left. The panel in the middle is a piece of Crisp Cantaloupe that I embossed with the Lucky Stars Textured Impressions Embossing Folder*. My two stars are cut out with the Stars Framelits. The back one is a piece of Vellum Card Stock that I bordered with a piece of Pistachio Pudding, the one in front is a piece of Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper. They are both adhered to the card with Stampin’ Dimensionals. My greeting is from the And Many More Stamp Set and is stamped in Pistachio Pudding, I flagged the end and tucked it under the top star. Over in the upper right corner are three star sequins from the 2013-2015 In-Color Sequin Assortment. They each have a Basic Jewel Rhinestone in the middle. I love the soft colors and abundance of star goodness on the card and hope that you do too! And there you have my Design Team card for this week’s Paper Craft Crew sketch challenge. Head on over to the BLOG and see what the other DT members have done for the sketch and get out your crafty tools and make one for us to see by entering it in the gallery! Thank you for coming by to see what I’ve been doing, I hope that you have a good Wednesday! Oh, you thought I forgot about the birthday card?!?! Nope, its at the end of the post, supplies and all! 🙂

PCCCS105-JK-WM

Stampin’ Up! products used:

Stamp Set: And Many More Clear Mount

Ink: Pistachio Pudding Classic Stampin’ Ink

Card Stock: Pistachio Pudding, Whisper White and Crisp Cantaloupe

Specialty Card Stock: Vellum

Specialty Paper: Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer

Designer Series Paper: Maritime

Framelits: Stars

Embossing Folder: Lucky Stars*

Punch: Confetti Stars Border*

Embellishments: 2013-2015 In-Color Sequin Assortment and Basic Jewels Rhinestones

Tools: Big Shot, Stamp-a-ma-jig, Multi-Purpose Glue, Stampin’ Dimensionals and SNAIL

*2014 Holiday Catalog (August 28th)

 

Bonus Birthday Card…

Erika's B'day Card 2014

Stampin’ Up! products used:

Stamp Sets: Four Feathers*, Kinda Eclectic and Happiest Birthday Wishes (Vintage) Clear Mount

Ink: Crushed Curry Classic Stampin’ Ink

Specialty Ink: Versa-Mark

Stampin’ Emboss Powder: Pool Party and Gold

Card Stock: Very Vanilla

Specialty Card Stock: Brushed Gold Metallic

Framelits: Feathers*

Embellishments: Watercolor Wonder Designer Washi Tape and Basic Jewels Rhinestones

Tools: Big Shot, Heat Tool, Stamp-a-ma-jig, 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 sets are Dear Heart and Christmas Bliss. It’s a completely clear stamping option you are going to love!

Pals Paper Arts 214

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Before I get my post started for today, I want to begin by saying thank you for all of your kind words in regards to my grandmother’s passing. It means a lot to me that you all not only take the time out of your day to read my blog, but to comment and share stories from your life with me as well. The level of kindness I receive from so many people on a daily basis is simply overwhelming and I just want you all to know how much I truly appreciate it. I share little bits of my life with you, and you in turn do the same with me. And that is why typing my post is the best part of my day. All that being said, today is of course Friday… still my favorite day of the week. LOL!

The card I have for you today is for this week’s Pals Paper Arts Color Challenge…

PPA 214

Now there are three colors that I would have never thought to put together! After thinking about it for a while I decided that I would ink up a new stamp set, actually my favorite from the new holiday catalog! And after you see which one it is, you’ll know why. For the base of the card I used Island Indigo Card Stock. My background is created using the hearts from the Hearts and Stars Decorative Mask. I sponged on Crisp Cantaloupe onto Whisper White Card Stock and stopped just short of the bottom where I adhered a piece of Sweet Sadie Designer Washi Tape. My greeting is from the @sosocial Stamp Set and is stamped in Island Indigo. I adhered a piece of Wild Wasabi behind the background before adhering it to the base. The three feathers are from the Four Feathers Stamp Set*. They are stamped in Island Indigo on Whisper White Card Stock and then sponged over with Wild Wasabi Ink. I used the Feathers Framelits* to cut them out. Before adhering them to the card with Stampin’ Dimensionals, I brushed on some of my glimmer concoction. At the bottom of the feathers I adhered a Regals Designer Button with a Mini Glue Dot. You know that I love the Four Feathers and Feathers Framelits, I’ve been waiting for those for quite a while. I also like the way the glimmer concoction makes them iridescent in the light. I hope you enjoyed my card for the Pals Paper Arts Color Challenge that is filled with feathered #awesomeness. LOL! I’m so happy to have you come by and share part of my day. I hope that your Friday is a good one!

PS: Andrew says hello! 🙂

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Stampin’ Up! products used:

Stamp Sets: Four Feathers* and @sosocial Clear Mount

Ink: Island Indigo, Crisp Cantaloupe and Wild Wasabi Classic Stampin’ Ink

Card Stock: Island Indigo, Wild Wasabi and Whisper White

Framelits: Feathers*

Decorative Mask: Hearts and Stars

Embellishments: Regals Designer Button and Sweet Sadie Designer Washi Tape

Tools: Big Shot, Sponge Daubers, Stamp-a-ma-jig, Mini Glue Dots, 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!

Freshly Made Sketches 148

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Yesterday was a sad day for me. My grandmother passed away. She was an amazing person and lived good long life. She was 96 years old. I remember all of the good times that I had with her. I remember going there every summer for two weeks with my brother. Getting up at 6:00am to take my grandfather to work and watching the sunrise over the mountain. She made the most amazing pies and cakes, was an excellent cook too. Her specialty was shoo-fly pie and no one has been able to duplicate her recipe even though many of us have tried. We would go to Knoebels Grove, an amusement park in Elysburg, PA all the time. It’s an old fashioned park with rides and all of the sounds and smells that should be at an amusement park. She would go on all of the rides with us and split a funnel cake, her favorite. I remember Teaberry ice cream, still one of my favorites. She loved flowers and always had hundreds of them planted in the summer. I remember the smell of the lilac trees at the end of the driveway and her Rose Milk lotion. I’m glad that I got to spend the time with her that I did, she helped me become the person that I am today and for that I am grateful. She will be missed but remembered fondly.

When I sat down to make my card for this week’s Freshly Made Sketches challenge I could only think of stars and happiness because that’s what I felt when I thought of her. Here is this week’s sketch…

Freshly Made Sketches #148

The base of my card is Lost Lagoon Card Stock. I used a piece of Silver Foil Sheet that I embossed with the Lucky Stars Textured Impressions Embossing Folder*. It is adhered to the card base off to the left. My center panel is a shaker frame and is made from Basic Black. I used my Stampin’ Trimmer to cut out the middle of the front panel and adhered a piece of Window Sheet with Multi-Purpose Glue to the back. Some foam tape makes up the sides and I filled it with stars that I punched out from a piece of Brushed Silver Card Stock with the Confetti Stars Border Punch*. My greeting is from the Holiday Invitation Photopolymer Stamp Set* and is heat embossed in Black Stampin’ Emboss Powder on a piece of Lost Lagoon. Up in the right corner is another piece of Silver Foil Sheet that I cut out with the Stars Framelits and adhered to the card with Stampin’ Dimensionals. Finally some Frosted Sequins* are randomly adhered with Multi-Purpose Glue down the right side. A fun card that celebrates the life of a wonderful grandmother. I hope that you enjoyed my card for this week’s Freshly Made Sketches challenge. I appreciate you visiting with me and hope that you have a good Thursday.

FMS 148-WM

Stampin’ Up! products used:

Stamp Sets: Holiday Invitation Photopolymer*

Specialty Ink: Versa-Mark

Stampin’ Emboss Powder: Black

Card Stock: Lost Lagoon and Basic Black

Specialty Card Stock: Brushed Silver and Silver Foil Sheet

Other: Window Sheet

Framelits: Stars

Embossing Folder: Lucky Stars*

Punch: Confetti Stars Border*

Embellishments: Frosted Sequins

Tools: Big Shot, Stampin’ Trimmer, Multi-Purpose Glue, 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!

Freshly Made Sketches 147

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Yup, it’s Saturday and I’m headed into Manhattan to spend some quality time with Kim and her brother and sister! We are going to get some Diner breakfast and wait for them to arrive. They should be in around 12:00PM. I thinking that we will wander around for a bit, something that I love to do as you know! Yesterday was my boss’ birthday so we had lunch together which is always nice. The day was busy but I got a lot done. Next week promises to be busy too but busy makes the day go by. Last night I relaxed for a bit, crafted for a bit and even got in a little TV time. A nice quiet evening is just what you need sometimes!

Before I get to today’s card I want to tell you about a special that Stampin’ Up! is having for the entire month of August. When you buy a Big Shot this month you get to choose one of the following Stamp & Framelits bundles for FREE! Yes, that right, FREE! Stampin’ Up! is know for it’s coordinating products and the Stamp and Framelits Bundles are a great example of that! Already have a Big Shot, no problem, you can get the Bundles for 15% Off. If you have been waiting for the right time to get a Big Shot wait no more! The Bundles are valued up to $60! That’s like getting a Big Shot for $40! They are great way to start you off using the most versatile tool in Papercrafting! You will also want a Big Shot because the 2014 Holiday Catalog is filled with all kinds of Big Shot goodness! So click on the catalog to the right to be taken to my on-line store and get your Big Shot and FREE Bundle today!

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If you want to download a PDF of the flyer click HERE. Want to know a little more about this amazing tool? Watch the video below!

Now on to the card that I have for you today and it’s for this week’s Freshly Made Sketches challenge. This week our sketch is provided by Jen T….

Freshly Made Sketches #147

Love it! As soon as I saw the stripes I knew exactly what I wanted to do. My card base is a piece of Very Vanilla Card Stock. I covered the entire front with a piece of Brushed Gold Metallic Card Stock. For the background I used a piece of Basic Black and some Watercolor Wonder Designer Washi Tape strips go down the right side. Around the lower part I wrapped some Linen Thread and tied one of the new Gold Basic Metal Buttons* to the card. Quite a few Stampin’ Dimensionals adhere the background to the base. My fun mustache is form the Well Worded Stamp Set and is heat embossed in Basic Black Stampin’ Emboss Powder on another piece of Brushed Gold. I used the Mustache Framelit to cut it out and Stampin’ Dimensionals hold it in place. I love the simplicity of the Black and Gold together and the Linen Thread gives it a little bit of a rustic feel. I hope that you like my card for this week’s Freshly Made Sketches challenge. As always, I appreciate you stopping by and I hope that you all enjoy your Saturday! 🙂

FMS 147-WM

Stampin’ Up! products used:

Stamp Set: Well Worded Celar Mount

Specialty Ink: Versa-Mark

Card Stock: Very Vanilla and Basic Black

Specialty Card Stock: Brushed Gold Metallic

Stampin’ Emboss Powder: Black

Framelits: Moustache

Washi Tape: Watercolor Wonder Designer

Embellishments: Linen Thread and Gold Basic Metal Buttons*

Tools: Big Shot, Heat Tool, 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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