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Freshly Made Sketches 132

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Happy Thursday to you! Only one day away from my favorite day of the week! Today was a busy day at work, but a good one, I actually got some things accomplished which is always good. I left work a little early today and met Andrew to take the train into Manhattan. On our walk up I passed the Giant Needle and Button in the Garment District and it reminded me of my friend LeAnne so I took a picture of it.

Giant Needle and Button

We met up with my friend Kim for some dinner, we went to Zuni. The burgers were pretty good, however, I would stay away from the garlic mashed potatoes. LOL! Afterwards we headed over to Times Square and Andrew and Satellite Lane performed some songs in front of Military Island. The reason they were in the city was to sing for a wedding proposal. After some impromptu singing, the couple showed up and at 8:45 a picture came on the SONY Jumbo-Tron in Times Square where the man asked for his girlfriend’s hand in marriage. Satellite Lane gathered around and performed “A Thousand Years” by Christina Perri. A large crowd gathered and all cheered for the happy, newly engaged couple! I have to say, it was quite an experience to watch it happen in person. Below you can see a clip of them performing one of the songs they did before the proposal, Andy Grammer’s “Keep Your Head Up”.

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Yes, it was a little chilly last night but it pretty cool, huh?! If you’d like to keep up with all of Satellite Lane’s happenings, you can visit their website HERE.

I got home a little late last night as you can imagine, but decided to do my card for this week’s Freshly Made Sketches challenge…

Freshly Made Sketches #132

It was a great sketch because it was perfect for a quick card. The card base is Pool Party Card Stock and the background is a piece of Kaleidoscope Designer Series Paper. I rounded the corners on the top of the background and card with the 1″ Circle Punch. My image and greeting are both from the Peachy Keen Stamp Set. The heart is stamped in Pool Party and cut out with my Paper Snips. For the greeting I heat embossed the “Hello Friend” on a piece of Pool Party in Black Stampin’ Emboss Powder. Both elements are adhered to the card with Stampin’ Dimensionals. Like I said, a nice simple card! Since Pool Party is a light color, the card almost has a monochromatic look to it, but because of the stripes, the heart and sentiment really jump off the face of the card. Let me know what you think of my card for this week’s Freshly Made Sketches challenge. Thanks very much for stopping by today. I hope you enjoyed the video as well and that you have a very good Thursday! 🙂

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Stampin’ Up! products used:

Card Stock: Pool Party and Whisper White

Designer Series Paper: Kaleidoscope

Ink: Pool Party Classic Stampin’ Ink

Specialty Ink: Versa-Mark

Stampin’ Emboss Powder: Black

Stamp Set: Peachy Keen

Punch: 1″ Circle

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

 

A Birthday Card & Sneak Peek

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Happy day after Christmas! Did you get everything that you wanted? I certainly did! I got to spend the first part of the day with my family. I have some pictures for you too. The second half of the day Andrew came by and we just hung out. He is doing well, just some eye discomfort. We also had a Jewish Christmas dinner as he put it, Chinese food! I hope that all of you had equally wonderful Christmas days! I did get to see my little nephew yesterday too. In the first picture you can see that he is hanging on my every word! LOL!

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Either that or he is thinking what is this nut talking about! Oh, and if you look on the wall behind me you can see me when I was little! The next picture is Daniel, my brother Jason, his wife Erika and I. Can you tell that we are related?!

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Daniels is bored with the entire process that is going on! He did have a very cute little sweater on though, and the shoes!

Today I have a birthday card that I sent to a very good friend of mine who lives out in Indiana. I had actually just gotten my box of goodies when I made this card so all of the stuff on it is from the 2014 Occasions Catalog that you can order from starting January 3, 2014! The base of the card is Baked Brown Sugar Card Stock and the background is a piece of paper from the Retro Fresh Designer Series Paper Pack*. The frame, filmstrip, camera and arrow are all cut out with the On Film Framelits Dies*. The frame from Coastal Cabana with So Saffron and the filmstrip and camera from Gold Foil Sheet. The arrow has a greeting from the Express Yourself Host(ess) Stamp Set and is stamped in Tangerine Tango. The greeting in the middle of the filmstrip is from the Peachy Keen Stamp Set* and is also stamped in Tangerine Tango. It’s a fun colorful card and I love the gold accents. I hope that you enjoyed my birthday card and pictures for today’s post. Thanks so much for paying me a visit, have a great Thursday! 🙂

Greg B'day 2013

Stampin’ Up! products used:

Card Stock: Baked Brown Sugar, Coastal Cabana and Whisper White

Specialty card Stock: Gold Foil Sheet

Designer Series Paper: Retro Fresh*

Ink: Tangerine Tabgo Classic Stampin’ Ink

Stamp Sets: Express Yourself (Host(ess)) and Peachy Keen* Clear Mount

Framelits: On Film*

Tools: Big Shot and SNAIL

*2014 Occasions Catalog (January 3, 2014)

Express Yourself CM

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Paper Craft Crew 67

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So it snowed this morning and in my opinion, it is far too early to have that happen! Not to mention the fact that it was FREEZING and very windy. I’m definitely not a fan of the winter! I did have a nice dinner with Andrew last night and a good workout at the gym. So the good balanced with the bad, and it’s a wash. LOL! Wednesday means it’s time for this week Paper Craft Crew sketch challenge. And here’s the sketch we have for you this week…

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My card starts off with a base of Old Olive Card Stock and my background is a simple piece of Soft Sky. Across the middle is a piece of paper from the Season of Style Designer Series Paper Stack. Some Soft Suede backs it and across the bottom I used the Dotted Scallop Ribbon Border Punch. Across the middle is a thin strip of Soft Sky and tucked behind is a piece of Old Olive cut out with the Circle Card Thinlits Die. My greeting is from the Christmas Messages Stamp Set and is stamped in Old Olive, backed with a piece of Old Olive and a piece of Cherry Cobbler cut out with the Tasteful Trim Bigz XL Die goes across the bottom. The flower is punched out with Boho Blossoms Punch from Soft Sky and Soft Suede with a Basic Jewels Pearl in the middle and three more across the label complete the card. I really like the Old Olive, Cherry Cobbler and Soft Sky together and the distressed look of the greeting is fun. Thanks for stopping by to see my Design Team card for this weeks Paper Craft Crew sketch challenge. Stop by the blog to see what the rest of the designers have and add your card to the gallery so we can see your take on the sketch. Have a wonderful Wednesday.

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Stampin’ Up! products used:

Card Stock: Old Olive, Soft Sky, Whisper White, Soft Suede and Cherry Cobbler

Designer Series Paper: Season of Style Stack

Ink: Old Olive Classic Stampin’ Ink

Stamp Sets: Christmas Messages Clear Mount

Thinlits: Label Card

Bigz Dies: Tasteful Trim XL

Punches: Dotted Scallop Ribbon Border and Boho Blossom

Embellishments: Basic Jewels Pearls

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

Christmas Messages CM

Season of Style DSP Stack

Circle Card Thinlits Dies

Tasteful Trim Bigz XL Die

Boho Blossoms Punch

Dotted Scallop Ribbon Border Punch

Basic Pearls

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Paper Craft Crew 63

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Hello peeps! Yesterday was nice and warm again here on Long Island. It was sunny and not very windy. Today is supposed to be overcast so I soaked up as much sun as I could yesterday. I went to the gym again last night and I’m enjoying it, so far so good. I go with my friend Andrew and he actually made a card when we got back! You can see it at the end of the post. I will also be going with my friend Danielle to see his A Cappella group perform tonight. 🙂

Some Stampin’ Up! news for you today, they released another Photopolymer Stamp Set called Endless Wishes. It has a lot of Holiday greetings that you can use alone or combine together. There are also some nice hand drawn snowflakes too! You can see the flyer below or click here for a PDF.

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Without further ado on to the post! Today I have my Design Team card for this week’s Paper Craft Crew sketch. This week we have a nice, simple sketch for you…

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When I first saw the sketch I thought postage stamps, because of the squares, but then I thought no, let’s mix it up a little. The base of my card is Basic Black Card Stock and the background is a piece of Smoky Slate embossed with the “Vintage” Cloudy Day Textured Impressions Embossing Folder. Before I adhered the background to the card, I used a piece of “Vintage” Pumpkin Pie 5/8″ Grosgrain Ribbon and adhered it around the back. The image on the middle square is from the Halloween Hello Stamp Set and is stamped in Jet Black Staz-On Ink. All of the squares are backed with a piece of Pumpkin Pie and are adhered with Stampin’ Dimensionals. I found the sequins in Target, and you all know about my little obsession with sequins lately, they are adhered with Multi-Purpose Glue. The greeting is from the same set and is punched out with the 1 1/4″ Circle Punch and backed with a piece of Basic Black punched out with 1 3/8″ Circle Punch. I really like the Smoky Slate with the Pumpkin Pie, it makes for a nice change to the regular Halloween colors and we all know how I feel about the sequins! Thanks very much for stopping by to see my Design Team card for this week’s Paper Craft Crew sketch! Don’t forget to stop by the blog to see what the rest of the Design Team has come up with and enter one of your cards in the gallery. Have a great Wednesday! 🙂

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Stampin’ Up! products used:

Card Stock: Basic Black, Smoky Slate, Pumpkin Pie and Very Vanilla

Ink: Jet Black Staz-On

Stamp Set: Halloween Hello Clear Mount

Embossing Folder: “Vintage” Cloudy Day

Punches: 1 1/4″ Circle Punch and 1 3/8″ Circle Punch

Embellishments: “Vintage” Pumpkin Pie 5/8″ Grosgrain Ribbon

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

Non SU!: Sequins

Halloween Hello CM

1 3:4%22 Circle Punch

1 1:4%22 Circle

And here is my friend Andrew’s birthday card that he made. Pretty good for a first card don’t you think?!?!

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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!

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Mojo 314

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It was a little on the chilly side here yesterday and it’s supposed to start raining today and not stop until Saturday. Like I said, there goes the nice weather. I’m off to Manhattan today for my day job. I have a meeting in the morning and then I have to visit one of our affiliates in the afternoon. I’m going to sneak lunch in with my friend Kim though which makes it all worth it. I commuted to the city for six years and I was over it after 2! It’s a long day and my hats off to the people that do it every day. Later it’s off to the gym again!

My card for today is for this week’s Mojo Monday Sketch Challenge. This week’s sketch is provided by Julee Tilman…

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I had a lot of fun using the gold and black on my card yesterday, so I decided to use them again today! The base of today’s card is Very Vanilla Card Stock. The background is a piece of Basic Black that I embossed with the Houndstooth Textured Impressions Embossing Folder. A piece of Brushed Gold Card Stock is cut out with the Circles Collections Framelits Dies and adhered to the background with Stampin’ Dimensionals. Next up is a piece of “Vintage” Basic Black 1/4″ Grosgrain Ribbon that goes across the center. The flag is a piece of Modern Medley Designer Series Paper. I choose the greeting from the Four You Stamp Set and heat embossed with Gold Stampin’ Emboss Powder on Basic Black and layered it with a piece of Brushed Gold and Very Vanilla. A Neutrals Designer Series Button completes the card. I really do like the black and gold together, I think it makes for a very elegant card, and the embossing folder coordinates perfectly with the DSP. Thanks so much for dropping by to see my Mojo Monday Sketch card for this week’s Challenge. Have a great Thursday!

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Stampin’ Up products used:

Card Stock: Very Vanilla and Basic Black

Specialty Card Stock: Brushed Gold

Designer Series Paper: Morning Medley

Specialty Ink: Versa-Mark

Embossing Powder: Gold Stampin’ Emboss

Stamp Set: Four You Clear Mount

Framelits: Circle Collection

Embossing Folder: Hounds Tooth

Embellishments: Neutrals Designer Series Buttons and “Vintage” Basic Black 1/4″ Grosgrain Ribbon

Tools: Big Shot, Stamp-a-ma-jg, Stampin’ Dimensionals and SNAIL

Four You CM

Modern Medley DSP

Circles Collection Framelits

Hounstooth Textured Impressions Embossing Folder

Neutrals Designer Buttons

Gold Stampin' Emboss Powder

Current Promotions:

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.

Fab Friday 28

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Well, it looks like our run of good weather is going to come to an end on Sunday night. We’re finally supposed to get some rain, but luckily the temperatures will still stay in the 70’s. It’s Friday today, which as you know, makes me a very happy person. Tomorrow, I will be going into Manhattan for a little while to see some peeps, and then back home in the evening for some crafty goodness because tomorrow is World Card Making Day!

Now for today’s card which is my Design Team card for this week’s Fab Friday color challenge…

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The obvious choice for these colors was Halloween, and usually I wouldn’t do that but I wanted to play with my new Photo Polymer Set. The base of the card is Tangerine Tango. For the background I heat embossed the spiderweb from the Bite Me Photo Polymer Stamp Set with Basic Black Stampin’ Emboss Powder on Rich Razzleberry. I also did the same to two of the spiders and cut them out with my Paper Snips; Stampin’ Dimensionals hold them in place on the web. A piece of Witches’ Brew Designer Series Paper goes across the bottom. My Old Olive tag is rounded at the top with the 2 1/2″ Circle Punch and flagged at the bottom. Some Tangerine Tango Stampin’ Emboss Powder and the Halloween Bash Stamp Set give us the greeting and a piece of “Vintage” Very Vanilla 1/8″ Taffeta Ribbon finishes off the tag. Three tickets from the That’s the Ticket Stamp Set stamped in Tangerine Tango across the bottom complete the card. My favorite part about the Photo Polymer stamps is that since they’re clear you don’t need a Stamp-a-ma-jig to get a perfect placement. I hope you enjoyed my Fab Friday Design Team card for this week’s color challenge. Creep on over to the blog to see what the rest of the Design Team has for inspiration and enter one of your cards in the gallery. Thanks for crawlin’ by and have yourself a fab Friday!

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Stampin’ Up products used:

Card Stock: Tangerine Tango, Rich Razzleberry, Old Olive and Very Vanilla

Designer Series Paper: Witches’ Brew

Ink: Tangerine Tango Classic Stampin’ Ink

Specialty Ink: Versa-Mark

Stampin’ Emboss Powder: Basic Black and Tangerine Tango

Stamp Sets: Halloween Bash and That’s the Ticket Clear Mount and Bite Me Photo Polymer

Punches: 2 1/2″ Circle and Ticket Duo Builder

Embellishments: Very Vanilla 1/8″ Taffeta Ribbon (Vintage)

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

Bite Me PP

Halloween Bash CM

That's the Ticket CM

Witches' Brew DSP

2 1:2%22 Circle Punch

Ticket Duo Punch

Black Stampin' Emboss Powder

Tangerine Tango Stampin' Emboss Powder

Very Vanilla 1:8%22 Taffeta Ribbon

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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.

Mojo 310

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Well, you all know what today is… it’s Friday! I want to thank everyone that took time yesterday and the day before to wish me a happy birthday. A huge thanks to Brian for encouraging the wishes! You all really made my day with your comments, it was one of the best birthday’s ever! I also want to thank my friend Danielle who made me German Chocolate Cupcakes with Coconut Pecan Frosting from scratch!! They were so delicious!

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Before I get to today’s post, I want to share some birthday cards that I got from friends.

Brian my B'day 2013

Brian from Stamp with Brian

Mary My B'day 2013

Mary from Stampin’ Pretty

Sandy My B'day 2013

Sandy from Stamp with Sandy

Carolyn My B'day 2013

Carolyn fron Carolyn’s Card Creations

And some yummy TimTams from Carolyn too!

Crolyn TimTams

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Pam from Crazy Penguin Designs

Thank you so much for the cards, they made the day even better!

Now for today’s post, which is for this week’s Mojo Monday Sketch Challenge. This week’s sketch is provided by Juliee Tilman…

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I don’t normally use a “busy background paper” but I think the big square in the middle evens everything out a bit. The base of today’s card is Basic Gray Card Stock and the background is a piece of Birthday Basics Designer Series Paper. The square in the middle is Raspberry Ripple that I embossed with the Stylish Stripes Textured Impressions Embossing Folder. A piece of Basic Gray and a flagged piece of Summer Starfruit go up the left side. The stars are from the Simply Stars Stamp Set and are stamped in Crisp Cantaloupe, Bermuda Bay, and Gumball Green. The “vintage” Star Punch provides an easy way to cut them out and they are adhered with Stampin’ Dimensionals. The greeting is from the A Dozen Thoughts Stamp Set and is stamped in Bermuda Bay and punched out with the Large Oval Punch. I like the way that the stripes in the candles, the background and the stars all help to coordinate the different elements. Thank you very much for coming by to see my Mojo Monday card for this week’s Sketch Challenge! I hope you enjoyed my birthday cards as much as I did and a big thank you to my friends for sending them! Have yourselves a great Friday! 🙂

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Stampin’ Up products used:

Card Stock: Basic Gray, Raspberry Ripple, Summer Starfruit and Very Vanilla

Designer Series Paper: Birthday Basics

Ink: Crisp Cantaloupe, Bermuda Bay and Gumball Green Classic Stampin’ Ink

Stamp Sets: Simply Stars and A Dozen Thoughts Clear Mount

Embossing Folder: Stylish Stripes

Punches: Large Star (Vintage), Large Oval

Tools: Big Shot, Stampin’ Dimensionals and SNAIL

Simply Stars CM

A Dozen Thoughts CM

Birthday Basics DSP

Stylish Stripes TIEF

Large Oval Punch

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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.

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