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Paper Players 211 & The Creative Blog Hop!

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Hello peeps! It’s so nice to have off on Monday isn’t it?! I am thoroughly enjoying my weekend and hope that you are too. I went into Manhattan last night for some dinner at my friends Bev and Jason’s apartment. They are the people that my friend Kim watches the dogs for when they go away for the weekend. Always a good time but a late night! Andrew retrieved me from the train station and brought me home. Such a good guy. Today I have been asked to be part of a fun little blog hop called the Creative Blog Hop. I’m honored that my friend Sandy Mathis has tagged me to participate! You may have heard about it already, but if not, it is a venue for crafters of all kinds to talk about ourselves a bit and hopefully make a few new friends along the way. Sandy has a great blog called Stamp with Sandy. She posts regularly and is quite the talented stamper and a very good friend! You can see her post for the Creative Blog Tour here and then make sure and take a look at the rest of her posts!

The hop asks us to answer four questions about ourselves so here goes!

What am I working on now?

I’m always working on lots of things at the same time! I have my weekly Design Team commitments, Blog Tours and regular posts. I’m actually starting to get interested in Mixed Media and got some supplies on Saturday so I’m going to give that a try. What doesn’t kill us makes us more creative right?!?!

How does my work differ from others?

I think that we all have a certain style of card making that we love, mine is collage. I love to see how I can get different elements to work together and look cohesive. I also enjoy lots of other styles and try to be as varied in my projects as I can. We have to keep it interesting not only for our wonderful readers but for ourselves too!

Why do I create what I do?

I started making cards as a creative outlet. I think that paper crafting is a great way to express yourself and it helps me relax. My creativity has turned into a loyal following of blog readers that I have gotten to know over the past few years and now can call them friends. So I guess the best reason that I can think of why I do what I do is to stay connected to my peeps!

How does my creative process work?

I spend a lot of time looking on Pinterest and SplitCoast. I get inspiration form the world around me too. I can be walking down the street in Manhattan and see a sign or building and that can inspire me with colors or shapes. I also am lucky in that I have a photographic memory., I can sometimes put a card together on the train on the way home or while I’m sitting at my desk at work all in my head.

Now, I am honored to get to tag two of my favorite paper crafters in the Creative Blog Hop!

Wendy Weixler

Wickedly Wonderful Creations

Wendy

I am a Stampin’ Up! demo and love using this blog as a creative outlet. I have three great kids, a wonderful husband and a houseful of pets – a toy poodle, two parakeets, and two fish!! Life is good … 🙂

I’m very lucky to have gotten to know Wendy and have spent lots of time with her at Convention and chatting on Facebook! She is a truly wonderful person that I’m happy to call my friend!

and

Carolyn Lindemayer

Carolyn’s Card Creations

Carolyn

Hi, my name is Carolyn. I’m Mother of 2 gorgeous girls and I’ve been married for 29 years. I have a passion for paper. I started Scrapbooking in 2001 and Cardmaking followed in 2002 and quickly took over. I’ve been teaching ever since. I joined Stampin Up in May 2009 and absolutely love the products and the friendships I’m making.

Carolyn and I have become good friends even though she lives on the other side of the world! We often FaceTime and I have even been lucky enough to have received some TimTams in the mail! Love my little Aussie!

So now next Monday Wendy and Carolyn will select some more people to introduce you to so make sure that you check in with them next week!

Now on to our regularly scheduled programming! Even though it doesn’t feel like Monday it is! That’s a good thing! So if it’s Monday that means it’s time for the Paper Players challenge. This week it’s a Tic-Tac-Toe challenge from Nance…

Paper Players #211

I went with the first row down. Sometimes you just need a bright, cheerful birthday card so that what I did. The base of the card is Daffodil Delight Card Stock, I rounded the corners on it and the next layer of Pumpkin Pie with the Project Life Corner Rounder. On top of the Pumpkin Pie I have a piece of Sweet Taffy Designer Series Paper that I cut out with the Project Life Card and Labels Framelits. I ran it through the Big Shot again using the Circles Collection Framelits to cut out the notch on the left side. My cupcake is from the Cupcake Party Stamp Set and is stamped in Daffodil Delight and Melon Mambo and punched out with the Cupcake Builder Punch. I mounted it to a piece of Tempting Turquoise that I punched out with the 1 3/4″ Circle Punch. It’s tucked into the notch and adhered to the card with Stampin’ Dimensionals. The greeting is from the same set and is stamped in Rich Razzleberry and I again used the Project Life Cards and Labels Framelits to cut it out, Stampin’ Dimensionals hold it in place too. I felt it needed a little something more so I used my Rich Razzleberry and Melon Mambo Stampin’ Blendabilities Markers to color some Basic Jewels Pearls. I put some tiny ones on the cupcake and then “scattered” some around the card. Like I said, bright , cheery and simple, a great card to liven up someones birthday, don’t you think?! I hope that you enjoyed my Creative Blog Hop post and Paper Players card for today! I’m very lucky to have you all come by and visit with me, I appreciate it and it makes my days much better! Thank you and enjoy your Monday! 🙂

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Stampin’ Up! products used:

Stamp Set: Cupcake Party Clear Mount

Ink: Daffodil Delight, Melon Mambo and Rich Razzleberry Classic Stampin’ Ink

Stampin’ Blendabilities Markers: Melon Mambo and Raspberry Ripple

Card Stock: Daffodil Delight, Pumpkin Pie, Tempting Turquoise and Whisper White

Designer Series Paper: Sweet Taffy

Framelits: Project Life Cards and Labels and Circles Collection

Punches: 1 3/4″ Circle, Cupcake Builder and Project Life Corner Rounder

Embellishments: Basic Jewels Pearls

Tools: Big Shot, Stampin’ Dimensionals and SNAIL

 

Current Promotions:

For the entire month of August buy a Big Shot and get a FREE Stamp & Framelit Bundle!! Click HERE for more details!

The 2014-2015 Annual Catalog is here!! Get your lists ready and place your orders!!

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

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

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

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

Check out all of the Photopolymer Stamp Sets! The newest set Yee Haw. It’s a completely clear stamping option you are going to love!

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Pals Paper Arts 215 & Paper Players 209

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Hello my friends and welcome to the start of another week. I had a nice weekend but not a very productive one. I was having a hard time focusing on one thing, a little ADD I guess. I will have to seriously concentrate tonight and tomorrow night to get all my stuff done. Happens sometimes, what can ya do?! It was a lovely day here yesterday, the weather has been particularly lovely lately. I wish it would stay like this all year round. I spent some time with Heather and we ran some errands and baked a banana bread that was delicious! She is an excellent baker and makes it look so easy. I make some good chocolate chip cookies but that’s about it! LOL! I also got my label printer, it was on sale for $39 at Staples, let’s see if that makes me send out more cards or just print more labels! LOL!

I have a double post today but just one card, I rarely combine challenges but I was inspired by the colors for the Pals Paper Arts challenge and thought they worked well for the Paper Players too! Here are the two challenges…

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Paper Players #209

 

The colors for the Pals Paper Arts has a little bit of a retro vibe and the Paper Players is just fun. My card starts off with a base of Pear Pizzaz Card Stock. I used the Circles Collection Framelits to cut out a piece of Strawberry Slush and stamped the Dotty Angles Stamp in Versa-Mark and heat embossed it with White Stampin’ Emboss Powder on the right side. My tag is a piece of Basic Black, I used the Scalloped Tag Topper Punch and the Project Life Corner Rounder to make it. A piece of Basic Black Baker’s Twine is tied to the top. The cupcake and greeting are from the Cupcake Party Stamp Set. My cupcake is stamped in Pear Pizzaz and Strawberry Slush, the candle is markered with Pear Pizzaz and So Saffron Stampin’ Write Markers. I used the Cupcake Builder Punch to punch them all out and Stampin’ Dimensionals adhere them to the tag. The greeting is heat embossed in more White Stampin’ Emboss Powder and the tag is adhered to the card with more Stampin’ Dimensionals. A few 2013-2015 In-Color Sequins are randomly placed and some Crystal Effects keeps the ends of the baker’s twine in place. I love the black tag and how it makes all of the elements pop! There is my one card for two challenges, the Pals Paper Arts colts and the Paper Players theme. I hope that you enjoyed it and I thank you very much for your visit today. Enjoy your Monday people, it makes it go faster! 🙂

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Stampin’ Up! products used:

Stamp Sets: Ditty Angles Photopolymer and Cupcake Party Clear Mount

Ink: Strawberry Slush and Pear Pizzaz Classic Stampin’ Ink

Stampin’ Write Markers: Pear Pizzaz and So Saffron

Specialty Ink: Versa-Mark

Stampin’ Emboss Powder: White

Card Stock: Pear Pizzaz, Strawberry Slush, Basic Black and Whisper White

Framelits: Circles Collection

Punches: Scalloped Tag Topper and Cupcake Builder

Embellishments: 2013-2015 In-Color Sequins Assortment and Basic Black Baker’s Twine

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

 

Current Promotions:

For the entire month of August buy a Big Shot and get a FREE Stamp & Framelit Bundle!! Click HERE for more details!

The 2014-2015 Annual Catalog is here!! Get your lists ready and place your orders!!

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

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

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

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

Check out all of the Photopolymer Stamp Sets! The newest set Yee Haw. It’s a completely clear stamping option you are going to love!

Creation Station Tour – Amazing Birthday

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Hello everyone! I had a very nice day in Manhattan yesterday! I will have some fun pictures for you tomorrow, but today it’s time for the Creation Station Blog Tour! I’m hoping that you have been along for our previous ones! I missed the last one, I was at Convention. I f this is your first time here welcome and I hope that you find inspiration in the projects. This time around we are featuring the Amazing Birthday Stamp Set and the Tag-A-Bag products. If you are following the tour you have arrived here from Deborah Smart’s blog, she always has such cool stuff! I have three projects for you today. I took some pictures of the first project because it contains a new item and a fun new technique!

First up I have a simple gift card holder made with the new Gift Card Envelope and Trims Thinlits Die that will be available for purchase on August 28th from the 2014 Holiday Catalog. I used the die to cut out a piece of Sweet Taffy Designer Series Paper.

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The die is great because it cuts and scores the paper for you, all you have to do is fold, adhere and embellish!

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I added the circles and 1/8″ Mini Brads so I would be able to tie on my tag. Speaking of the tag it’s actually a “Vintage” one from the Stamp a Tag Kit. I used the greeting from the Amazing Birthday Stamp Set and marketed it in Old Olive, Daffodil Delight, Pumpkin Pie, Tempting Turquoise and Rich Razzleberry.

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A piece of White Baker’s Twine is wrapped around the brads and holds the tag to the gift card holder. A quick and fun way to give someone a little something for their birthday!

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Next up I have a note card. I saw this fun technique to make epoxy embellishments the other day so I thought I would give it a try! The card begins with one of the cards from the Note Cards & Envelopes. I embossed a piece of Tempting Turquoise with the Arrows Textured Impressions Embossing Folder for my background. For the banner I cut out a piece of Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper with the Banners Framelits. A piece of Real Red is cut out with the Starburst Framelits and adhere to the card with Stampin’ Dimensionals. Next up is my epoxy embellishment. I punched out a piece of Window Sheet with the 1 1/4″ Circle Punch and spread some Crystal Effect over the top.

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The neat thing is that as long as you don’t put too much Crystal Effects on it stops at the edge of the Window Sheet. You need to set them aside for at least 24 hours to make sure that they are completely dry. I stamped the cake from the Amazing Birthday Stamp Set in Daffodil Delight and ran it through my Zyron Sticker Maker face down and adhered it to the back of the Window Sheet. Some Fast Fuse makes sure that it will stay in place. Another piece of Real Red is cut out with the Little Letters Thinlits and adhered to the card with more Stampin’ Dimensionals pieces. My greeting is from the Itty Bitty Banners Stamp Set and is cut out with the Bitty Banners Framelits. I loved making the epoxy embellishments, they are so much fun and it’s great to be able to customize them to whatever you need!

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My last project is a simple tag. I stamped the greeting from the Amazing Birthday Stamp Set in Tempting Turquoise and punched the tag with the Angled Tag Topper Punch. Another one of the epoxy embellishments is adhered to the bottom and a Mini Clothes Pin holds it to one if the Chevron Tag a Bag Gift Bags. I always need something quick to make to put on a gift and this definitely fits the bill! I made some extra epoxy embellishments and now can just stamp and adhere what I need to the back of them!

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So there are my projects for the Creation Station Blog Tour featuring the Amazing Birthday Stamp Set and Tag a Bag products! I hope that you are inspired and that you will give making the epoxy embellishments a try. Your next stop on the tour is Ilina Crouse! She always has some amazing stuff! Thank you for coming by to see my projects and enjoy the rest of the tour and have a wonderful Sunday! 🙂

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Complete Blog Tour:

Ilina Crouse

Kathy Kartak

Teneale Williams

Sara Levin

Heidi Boos

Jennifer Frost

Kallan Quinn

Jennifer Downey

Deborah Smart

Justin Krieger (that’s me)

Stampin’ Up! products used:

Gift Card Holder:

Stamp Set: Amazing Birthday Clear Mount

Stampin’ Write Markers: Old Olive, Daffodil Delight, Pumpkin Pie, Tempting Turquoise and Rich Razzleberry

Card Stock: Rich Razzleberry

Designer Series Paper: Sweet Taffy

Tag: Stamp a Tag Kit (Vintage)

Thinlit: Gift Card Envelope and Trims

Embellishments: 1/8″ Mini Brads and White Baker’s Twine

Tools: Big Shot, Paper-Piercing Tool, Fast Fuse and SNAIL

Note Card:

Stamp Sets: Amazing Birthday and Itty Bitty Banners Clear Mount

Ink: Daffodil Delight and Real Red Classic Stampin’ Ink

Card Stock: Tempting Turquoise, Real Red and Whisper White

Specialty Paper: Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer and Window Sheet

Framelits: Starburst, Banners and Bitty Banners

Thinlits: Little Letters

Embossing Folder: Arrows

Punch: 1 1/4″ Circle

Embellishments: Crystal Effects

Tools: Big Shot, Stampin’ Dimensionals, Fast Fuse and SNAIL

Tag and Bag:

Stamp Set: Amazing Birthday Clear Mount

Ink: Pacific Point and Real Red Classic Stampin’ Ink

Punch: Angled Tag Topper and 1 1/4″ Circle

Embellishment: Mini Clothes Pin

Accessory: Chevron Tag a Bag Gift Bags

Tools: Fast Fuse

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!

Mojo 356

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Hello my peeps! It’s Thursday and that means just one more day to go! I have had a pretty good week so far let’s hope that it continues! I will be heading into Manhattan on Saturday, my friend Kim’s brother and sister will be in town! I’m looking forward to that! It’s been too long since I’ve been in the city. Yesterday was another beautiful day. It was in the upper 70’s with a slight breeze and plenty of sun! This is shaping up to be a great summer! I hope that the weather by you has been equally as nice! I came home last night and did some more organizing in the Stampin’ Galley and then had some quality crafty time! Always my favorite way to end the day!

The card I have for you today is for this week’s Mojo Monday sketch and guess what?! It’s another tall and skinny!

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I do love the tall and skinny cards! I need to start making some even when there is no sketch! LOL! My card today starts off with a base of Basic Black Card Stock. For the background I used a piece of Typeset Specialty Designer Series Paper. I love the feel and look of the paper, it really is just like old book paper. I flagged a strip of Gold Foil Sheet and a piece of Lost Lagoon to go down the left side. My circle is a piece of Vellum Card Stock and a frame of Basic Black that I cut out with the Circles Collection Framelits. I do love a little vellum don’t I?! Next up is a strip of Gold Foil Sheet that I embossed with the “Vintage” Pretty Print Textured Impressions Embossing Folder, still one of my favorites! The greeting is from the Label Love Stamp Set and is heat embossed in Gold Stampin’ Emboss Powder on Lost Lagoon. I punched it out with the Artisan Label Punch and adhered it with Stampin’ Dimensionals. The star is a piece of Lost Lagoon that I cut out with the Stars Framelits and I adhered a Basic Hodgepodge Clip with some Multi-Purpose Glue on top. Another Stampin’ Dimensionals hold that in place. I love the Lost Lagoon with the Basic Black and Gold and the Typeset DSP is just great! I really hope that you enjoyed my card for this week’s Mojo Monday sketch challenge. As always, thanks so much for taking some time out of your day to spend with me! Have a thoroughly amazing Thursday! 🙂

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Stampin’ Up! products used:

Stamp Set: Label Love Clear Mount

Specialty Ink: Versa-Mark

Stampin’ Emboss Powder: Gold

Card Stock: Basic Black and Lost Lagoon

Specialty Card Stock: Gold Foil Sheet

Designer Series Paper: Typeset Specialty

Framelits: Circles Collection and Stars

Punch: Artisan Label

Embossing Folder: Pretty Print (Vintage)

Embellishments: Basic Hodgepodge Clips

Tools: Big Shot, Texture Boutique, Paper Snips, Heat Tool, Embossing Buddy, Multi-Purpose Glue, Stampin’ Dimensionals and SNAIL

 

Current Promotions:

The 2014-2015 Annual Catalog is here!! Get your lists ready and place your orders!!

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

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

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

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

Check out all of the Photopolymer Stamp Sets! The newest sets are Dear Heart and Christmas Bliss. It’s a completely clear stamping option you are going to love!

Paper Craft Crew 103

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Happy Wednesday! Thank you all so very much for your wonderful comments yesterday! I loved reading them all and am so happy that I have the best blog followers in the world! If I was having a bad day yesterday it wouldn’t have lasted long. You guys are the best! You are far too kind to me and I really appreciate it! You put a smile on my face every single day! I’m really happy that you enjoyed the card. I had a lot of fun putting it together and the Wondrous Wreath and the matching Wonderful Wreath Framelits are definitely my favorites in the Holiday Catalog! I can’t wait for all of you to get your hands on the new products! My day yesterday was pretty good. I got my network set up in my apartment last night so I can control my lights and A/C when I’m not home. I also went over to see Heather last night and we got some 16 Handles Fro Yo. Delicious! A nice way to end the day!

It’s Wednesday and that means it’s time for this week’s Paper Craft Crew sketch challenge…

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I opted to go for another bright and cheery card! I used some Tempting Turquoise Card Stock for the base and a piece of Sweet Taffy Designer Series Paper for my background. My greeting is from the Amazing Birthday Stamp Set. I stamped it in Melon Mambo on Whisper White and backed it with a piece of Rich Razzleberry. I stamped it again in Pumpkin Pie, Daffodil Delight, Tempting Turquoise and Rich Razzleberry and cut each of the HAPPY’s out with my Paper Snips. They are adhered over the HAPPY’s on the greeting with Stampin’ Dimensionals. My circle greeting is stamped in Old Olive and punched out with the 1 1/4″ Circle Punch. Two Basic Jewel Rhinestones are added and another Stampin’ Dimensionals holds it to the main greeting. In the upper left I stamped a banner from the Banner Banter Stamp Set in Pumpkin Pie and punched it out with the Banner Punch. A star is punched out from a piece of Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper with the Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack. They are adhered to each other and the card with a few more Stampin’ Dimensionals. A simple card but with all of the bright colors it just screams happy! I hope that you enjoyed my birthday card for this week’s Paper Craft Crew sketch challenge. Head on over to the blog to see how the other designers have interpreted the sketch and enter your card into the gallery so we can see what you do with it! Thank you for coming by today, I hope that you all have a wonderful Wednesday! 🙂

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Stampin’ Up! products used:

Stamp Sets: Amazing Birthday and Banner Banter Clear Mount

Ink: Melon Mambo, Old Olive, Pumpkin Pie, Daffodil Delight, Temping Turquoise and Rich Razzleberry Classic Stampin’ Ink

Card Stock: Tempting Turquoise, Rich Razzleberry and Whisper White

Specialty Paper: Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer

Designer Series Paper: Sweet Taffy

Punches: 1 1/4″ Circle, Banner and Itty Bitty Accents Pack

Embellishments: Basic Jewels Rhinestones

Tools: Paper Snips, Stampin’ Dimensionals and SNAIL

Freshly Made Sketches 146 & Danny

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It’s Thursday already! That is definitely a good thing! I had a fun day at work yesterday dealing with our Lobby TV set up. We show a loop on the TV and the things that we use now don’t work so I’m testing out new solutions and think I may have found one that uses Mac minis. Hopefully it will work! I was going to post more Convention pictures today but something a little more important was brought to my attention. Yesterday morning my friend Danielle text me this news story about a 5 year old boy that lives in Foxboro, MA. He is different than many other little boys, he has an inoperable brain tumor that is also chemo therapy resistant. It’s his birthday tomorrow and all he wants for it is lots of cards. So I thought well I make cards and I’m going to send him one. He likes cards with his name on them so that just what he will get. Here is the card that I made for him…

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You can read about his story HERE and if you would like to send a card, it will be late but I don’t think he will mind, you can send it to:

Danny Nickerson
PO Box 212
Foxboro, MA 02035

And yes, I’m all teary eyed as I write this because I don’t think it’s fair for a 5 year old to have anything wrong with them. If a card will make him happy then a card he will get. Sorry for the sad start to the post but I just had to share his story with you. Sometimes a card is all it takes to make someone’s day and I’m happy that I get to do that!

Now on to happier things, today I have my card for this week’s Freshly Made Sketches

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I know that you are all not feeling the Christmas cards but I have new goodies that need some love so I did another one today! The card starts off with a base of Whisper White Card Stock. The background is a simple piece of Soft Sky and I stamped my greeting from the Christmas Bliss Photopolymer Stamp Set in Garden Green right on the background. A strip of Nordic Noel Designer Series Paper* and a piece of adhesive cork sheet come across from the right. The image is from the Cheerful Christmas Stamp Set* and is heat embossed with White Stampin’ Emboss Powder. I used the Window Frames Collection Framelits to cut it out and pierced around the edge with the Festive Paper-Piercing Pack. Some Stampin’ Dimensionals hold it to the card and a few Basic Jewels Rhinestones in the lower left complete the card. I really do love blues for Christmas and Soft Sky is becoming a favorite! I also think it’s neat the way the image from the Cheerful Christmas Set fits inside the Window Frame. I hope that you enjoyed my card for this week’s Freshly Made Sketches challenge. If you have some time send a card to Danny to put a smile on his face. Thank you very much for coming by today and I hope that you all have a good Thursday! 🙂

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Stampin’ Up! products used:

Stamp Sets: Cheerful Christmas* Clear Mount and Christmas Bliss Photopolymer

Ink: Garden Green Classic Stampin’ Ink

Specialty Ink: Versa-Mark

Stampin’ Emboss Powder: White

Card Stock: Whisper White, Soft Sky and Real Red

Designer Series Paper: Nordic Noel*

Framelits: Window Frames Collection

Embellishments: Basic Jewels Rhinestones

Tools: Big Shot, Heat Tool, Festive Paper-Piercing Pack, Paper-Piercing Tool, Stampin’ Dimensionals and SNAIL

*2014 Holiday Catalog (August 28th)

 

Current Promotions:

The 2014-2015 Annual Catalog is here!! Get your lists ready and place your orders!!

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

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

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

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

Check out all of the Photopolymer Stamp Sets! The newest sets are Dear Heart and Christmas Bliss. It’s a completely clear stamping option you are going to love!

Retro Sketches 124 & Still More Pics!

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I’m not gonna lie, I was a little tired today! I guess 3 1/2 hours of sleep isn’t enough! LOL! I’m going to make it point not to do that again. I did manage to drag myself through the day, it wasn’t especially busy which was welcome I can tell you! I do miss the lack of humidity in Utah. It was in the 80’s here yesterday and felt more like 100! I have a few more Convention pictures for you. The first one is my sweet friend Anita from Canada. She is so nice, she brought me Smarties and I just love her hat!

Anita and I

This lovely lady is Amy from the home office. She is actually in the 2014-2015 Annual Catalog. They featured her wedding pictures in the Project Life by Stampin’ Up! spread!

Amy & I

I still have a few more pictures to post and will add some more tomorrow! When I got home last night I sat down and went to make my card for this week’s Paper Craft Crew challenge and I forgot that we are taking a week off! I decided that I would try something new. I have always looked at the Retro Sketches blog but I have never participated so I thought why not?! Here is this week’s sketch…

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I love the way they show the sketch, I think it’s really neat! I also did something that rarely do and that’s use a lot of Brights! My card begins with a base of Daffodil Delight Card Stock and for the background I embossed a piece of Melon Mambo with the Arrows Textured Impressions Embossing Folder. My large flag is a piece of Sweet Taffy Designer Series Paper that I cut out with the Banners Framelits. Some Raspberry Ripple is cut out with two of the Circles Collection Framelits and adhered to the card with Stampin’ Dimensionals. In the middle is a piece of Tempting Turquoise that I punched out with the 1 3/4″ Scallop Circle Punch. My stamped image is from the Amazing Birthday Stamp Set and is stamped in Tempting Turquoise and punched out with the 1 1/4″ Circle Punch. The greeting is from the Endless Birthday Wishes Photopolymer Stamp Set and is stamped in Rich Razzleberry on Pumpkin Pie, the ends are flagged  and Stampin’ Dimensionals hod it and the cake to the card. Finally I used my Rich Razzleberry Blendabilities Marker to color a Basic Jewel Rhinestone and I popped it on with the greeting. A very bright happy card, I love the ring around the cake and the greeting is just cool! I hope that you enjoyed my card for this week’s Retro Sketches challenge and the pics of my friends from Convention! Thanks you, as always for dropping by, have a great Wednesday peeps! 🙂

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Stampin’ Up! products used:

Stamp Sets: Amazing Birthday Clear Mount and Endless Birthday Wishes Photopolymer

Ink: Tempting Turquoise and Rich Razzleberry Classic Stampin’ Ink

Stampin’ Blendabilities Markers: Rich Razzleberry

Card Stock: Daffodil Delight, Melon Mambo, Tempting Turquoise, Pumpkin Pie and Rich Razzleberry

Designer Series Paper: Sweet Taffy

Framelits: Banners and Circles Collection

Embossing Folder: Arrows

Punches: 1 3/4″ Scallop Circle and 1 1/4″ Circle

Embellishments: Basic Jewel Rhinestones

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

 

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