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Catherine & Cathy Create 31

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First let me apologize for the email that you received about my post last night. I was trying to productive and type my post on the train on the way into Manhattan and I accidentally posted it instead of saving it as a draft. Such a dunce! LOL! This is the actual real post, so sorry again. From now on we type the posts on the phone in Evernote and not the WordPress App! Speaking of Manhattan, dinner was good and the show was excellent as always! As soon as I have some time I’ll post some of the video here. Oh and it poured non stop. By the time I did get home I could actually wring the water out of my pants. I only got to take one picture outside the venue. It was under an awning, the only dry place to be had as there was a leak in part of the ceiling in Tammany Hall too. It’s just the street but I find that you can see so much in Manhattan just looking down the street…

Outside Tammany Hall

Nothing exciting, just some buildings and cars. I do think that the buildings in Manhattan are neat, there are no two that are exactly alike. Not the most exciting picture but a little view of what I saw last night. 🙂

Today I’m over on the Catherine & Cathy Create blog for the monthly challenge…

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I have had the Natural Composition Designer Series Paper forever and I think I have only used it once! Seeing as it’s going “Vintage” I thought I should use it now! The base of my card starts off with a piece of Whisper White Card Stock and the background is a piece of the Naturals Composition Designer Series Paper. My main panel is also Whisper White. The letters may look familiar, they are the ones that were cut out of yesterday’s card! I used some 2-Way Glue to adhere them. A piece of Watercolor Wonder Designer Washi Tape goes across the middle and some Stampin’ Dimensionals adhere it to the base. The two large stars are from the Simply Starts Stamp Set are stamped in Bermuda Bay. I used the “Vintage” Large Star Punch to punch them out. The small gold stars are Gold Foil Sheet and that are punched out with the Merry Minis Punch Pack. For the medium star I used some Champagne Glimmer Paper and the star from the Circle Card Thinlits. My greeting is from the Hello, Lovely Stamp Set, I selectively stamped just the “Lovely” and heat embossed it in Gold Stampin’ Emboss Powder and cut out with the Bitty Banners Framelits. Stampin’ Dimensionals hold all of the elements to the panel. I really like the bright white, blue and gold against the kraft color of the Designer Series Paper. I’m a little bummed that I didn’t use it more! You can go and see what the rest of the Design Team have come up with for the challenge by taking a little visit to the blog. Did you enjoy today’s card? Let me know what you thought by leaving a comment. Thanks for taking the time to come and see me! Have a fantastic Thursday!

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Stampin’ Up! products used:

Card Stock: Whisper White

Specialty Card Stock: Gold Foil Sheet and Champagne Glimmer Paper

Designer Series Paper: Natural Composition

Ink: Bermuda Bay Classic Stampin’ Ink

Specialty Ink: Versa-Mark

Stampin’ Emboss Powder: Gold

Stamp Sets: Hello, Lovely and Simply Stars Clear Mount

Framelits: Bitty Banners

Thinlits: Circle Card

Punches: Large Star (Vintage) and Merry Minis Pack

Embellishments: Watercolor Wonder Designer Washi Tape

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

Current Promotions:

The Retired List is HERE! Get your favorite soon to be “Vintage” products before they sell out!

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

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

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

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

Check out all of the Photopolymer Stamp Sets! The two newest sets are Sweetie Pie and Sweetie Pie Frames. It’s a completely clear stamping option you are going to love!

Catherine & Cathy Create Monthly Challenge 28

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Ok, so yesterday morning around 6:30 it started snowing, and I mean blizzard! We got three inches in about 3 hours! No, it was not in the forecast… I know what you are thinking, the weatherman wrong?! No, that can’t be! LOL! After the snow ended the sun came out and it went up to 56 degrees. Are you as confused as I am?! Someone is!! Other than that it was a Monday, work, not my favorite. I did come home and manage to make my Mojo card in 20 minutes! That never happens but I do love when it does! You will have to wait until Thursday to see it though! How was your Monday? 🙂

Before we got to today’s post here are the weekly deals from Stampin’ Up!

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Today I’m over on the Catherine & Cathy Create Blog for this month’s challenge. We have a lovely inspiration picture for you too…

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There are some lovely colors in there aren’t there? I started off with a base of Early Espresso Card Stock, a color that I haven’t used in quite a while. Next up is a panel of Whisper White that I adhered to the card base with Stampin’ Dimensionals. I cut out some Garden Green with the Little Leaves Sizzlit and adhered them to the panel with 2-Way Glue. The large flowers are from the Flower Shop Stamp Set and are stamped in Strawberry Slush and punched out with the Pansy Punch. The smaller flowers are from the Petite Petals Stamp Set and are stamped in Daffodil Delight and punched out with the Petite Petals Punch. Some Mini Glue Dots adhere all of the flowers to the panel. My tag is a piece of Vellum Card Stock and I punched the top with the Scallop Tag Topper Punch. The greeting is from the Hip Notes Stamp Set and is heat embossed in Early Espresso Stampin’ Emboss Powder. A piece of twine from the Sweet Sorbet Accessory Pack is tied in a bow at the top and the tag is adhered with a few more Mini Glue Dots. I love the way that you can see the flowers behind the tag but the greeting is still nice and bold. Now that you have seen my card head on over to the blog to see what the rest of the Design Team has come up with and enter your card in the gallery for a chance to win this month’s prize! I hope you enjoyed my take on the inspiration photo and I thank you for coming by to see me today! Have a great Tuesday! 🙂

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Stampin’ Up! products used:

Card Stock: Early Espresso, Whisper White and Garden Green

Specialty Card Stock: Vellum

Ink: Strawberry Slush and Daffodil Delight Classic Stampin’ Ink

Specialty Ink: Versa-Mark

Stampin’ Emboss Powder: Early Espresso

Stamp Sets: Hip Notes, Flower Shop and Petite Petals Clear Mount

Sizzlit: Little Leaves

Punches: Scallop Tag Topper, Pansy and Petite Petals

Embellishments: Sweet Sorbet Accessory Pack (Vintage)

Tools:  Big Shot, Heat Tool, Mini Glue Dots, 2-Way Glue, Stampin’ Dimensionals and SNAIL

 

Current Promotions:With our personalized stamps you can create a cool address label or even use it for everything from marking your territory on books or other belongings to having a fun way to give a personal touch to gifts and goodies. Click HERE for a PDF of the flyer.It’s time for Sale-A-Bration! January 28th thru March 31st get a free product from the 2014 Sale-A-Bration Catalog for every $50 you spend (does not include tax and shipping). Click HERE for a PDF of the Catalog!Big Clearance Rack Sale starts today! New items added up to 80% off!

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

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

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

Check out all of the Photopolymer Stamp Sets! The two newest sets are Sweetie Pie and Sweetie Pie Frames. It’s a completely clear stamping option you are going to love!

Catherine and Cathy Create 23

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

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

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Stampin’ Up! products used:

Card Stock: Cherry Cobbler, Whisper White and Basic Gray

Specialty Card Stock: Brushed Gold and Gold Foil Sheets

Designer Series Paper: I Am Me

Ink: Cherry Cobbler

Stamp Set: That’s the Ticket Clear Mount

Framelits: Hearts Collection

Thinlits: Label Card

Embossing Folder: Pretty Print (Vintage)

Punch: Ticket Duo Builder

Embellishments: Gold Sequin Trim

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

That's the Ticket CM

I Am Me DSP

Silver-Gold Foil Sheets

Champagne Glimmer Paper

Hearts Collection Framelits Dies

Label Card Thinlits Dies

Pretty Print TIEF

Ticket Duo Punch

Gold Sequin Trim

Current Promotions:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Catherine & Cathy Create 22

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Hello my peeps! Are you as happy that week is over as I am?! Work was actually pretty good yesterday, the job fair went as planned and I even got out an hour early. I met up with Anthony, Danielle and Bill for dinner, yes, we went to Friday’s again. Danielle and I needed more of that Tennessee Whiskey Cake! LOL! It really was that good! We stopped at Target after dinner and I came home and made my card for today. So all in all a pretty good day.

I’m over on the Catherine & Cathy Create blog today for this month’s Hearts a Flutter challenge. We ask that you make a project that has a love theme.

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I decided to go with a French theme for my card. The base is Cherry Cobbler Card Stock. For the background, I stamped the En Français Background Stamp in Sahara Sand on Very Vanilla. I cut out three Vellum hearts with the Hearts Collection Framelits Dies and spritzed them with my concoction of Bermuda Bay Re-Inker and Champagne Mist Shimmer Paint. After it had dried a little I rubbed my finger across it to give it little bit of a vintage look. The hearts are adhered to the card with Vellum Adhesive. The stamped image is from the Follow My Heart Stamp Set, stamped in Soft Suede, and cut out with my Paper Snips. A piece of Cherry Cobbler is cut out with the “Vintage” Expressions Thinlits Dies and adhered to the card with 2-Way Glue. Three hearts punched out from Brushed Gold Card Stock with the Small Heart Punch complete the card. I really love the Vellum spritzed with the Bermuda Shimmer mix and yes there are those blue and reds that I can’t see to get away from lately! LOL! I hope that you enjoyed my card for this month’s Catherine & Cathy Create challenge. Don’t forget to pay a visit to the blog and see what other interpretations of the challenge my fellow designers have come up with. Play along with us this month for your chance to with the Happy Watercolor Stamp Set! Thank you for visiting and enjoy your Saturday! 🙂

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Stampin’ Up! products used:

Card Stock: Cherry Cobbler and Very Vanilla

Specialty Card Stock: Brushed Gold and Vellum

Ink: Sahara Sand Classic Stampin’ Ink and Bermuda Bay Classic Stampin’ Ink Re-Inker

Paint: Champagne Mist Shimmer (Vintage)

Stamp Sets: Follow My Heart Clear Mount and En Français Background Wood Mount

Framelits: Hearts Collection

Thinlits: Expressions (Vintage)

Punch: Small Heart

Tools: Big Shot, Stampin’ Spritzer, Paper Snips, 2-Way Glue and SNAIL

Follow My Heart CM

En Francais Background

Brushed Gold CS

Expressions Thinlits Dies

Hearts Collection Framelits Dies

Small Heart Punch

Current Promotions:

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

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

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

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

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

Check out all of the Photopolymer Stamp Sets! The latest ones are Countless Sayings 1 & 2. It’s a completely clear stamping option you are going to love!

Catherine & Cathy Create 19

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Happy Saturday! Yesterday it was a battle between my dislike of snow and the fact that I got the day off because of it! Yes, I hate snow and cold and all of the other winter stuff but a three day week with a surprise Friday off, that pretty awesome! There wasn’t much else to do besides craft so that exactly what I did! I also spoke to my cousin in England for an hour, that was nice, I miss her! Oh, and I watched Oblivion with Tom Cruise, pretty good. I wanted to share this picture that was taken from my window to show you how lovely a morning it was! There are many more houses in the distance but the snow caused white-out conditions!

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Enough about the weather! I’m over on the Catherine & Cathy Create blog for this month’s card challenge. All we ask is for a little doodle on your project! I wanted to keep my card simple so this is what I came up with. The base of my card is Very Vanilla Card Stock. I embossed a piece of Marina Mist (very neglected color) with the Alphabet Press Textured Impressions Embossing Folder for my background and then took my Calypso Coral Stampin’ Write Marker and “doodled”! As you can see I’m not a very good doodler! The fun circles are from the Spiral Spins Stamp Set and are stamped in Calypso Coral and Marina Mist and punched out with the 1 3/8″ and 1/2″ Circle Punches. For the greeting I used the Perfect Pennants Stamp Set, stamped it in Calypso Coral and punched it out with the 1 3/4″ Circle Punch. All of the pieces are adhered to the card with Stampin’ Dimensionals. I had to have the Spiral Spins Set because it reminds me of Spirograph and I thought the color combo was different! I appreciate you dropping by to see my card for the Catherine & Cathy Create cards challenge. Click on over to the blog and see what the rest of the Design Team have done and do a little doodle on a card and enter it in the gallery! Have a fun and frost free Saturday! 🙂

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Stampin’ Up! products used:

Card Stock: Very Vanilla and Marina Mist

Ink: Calypso Coral and Marina Mist Classic Stampin’ Ink

Marker: Calypso Coral Stampin’ Write

Stamp Sets: Spiral Spins and Perfect Pennants Clear Mount

Embossing Folder: Alphabet Press

Punches: 1/2″, 1 3/8″ and 1 3/4″ Circle

Tools: Big Shot, Stampin’ Dimensionals and SNAIL

Perfect Pennants CM

Spiral Spins CM

Alphabet Press TIEF

1:2%22 Circle Punch

1 3:8%22 Circle Punch

1 3:4%22 Circle Punch

Current Promotions:

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

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

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

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

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

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

Catherine & Cathy Create 16

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I had a very quiet uneventful day yesterday, which is nice for a change. I went and let the dogs out in the morning, got my haircut and then crafted for a good part of the day. I went back last night and let dogs out again, came home and just relaxed. It’s nice to have a quiet day but today needs to make up for it! LOL!

Today’s post is for this month’s Catherine & Cathy Create Monthly Challenge. This month we ask you to make a “‘Tis the Season” Christmas themed project. My card starts off with a base of Whisper White Card Stock. I embossed a piece of Crisp Cantaloupe with the Perfect Polkadots Textured Impressions Embossing Folder for my background. A piece of Silver Glimmer paper is cut out with the Festive Flurry Framelits Dies and adhered to the card with Stampin’ Dimensionals. The image is from the Warmth and Wonder Host(ess) Stamp Set and is stamped in Pistachio Pudding and Crisp Cantaloupe, lined up perfectly with my Stamp-a-ma-jig. I cut it out with the Circles Collection Framelits Dies and also a piece of Pistachio Pudding to back it. The greeting is from last month’s Paper Pumpkin and is stamped in Crisp Cantaloupe and backed with Pistachio Pudding. Both the image and greeting are also adhered with Stampin’ Dimensionals. I really like the glimmer snowflake as a backdrop for the image and the color combo is definitely a non-traditional one which I love! Thanks a lot for stopping by to see my Design Team card for this month’s Catherine & Cathy Create “Tis the Season” challenge. Go over to the blog to see what the other Design Team members have and enter your card in the gallery and you could win a roll of Cherry Cobbler Grosgrain Ribbon! Have a very nice Sunday! 🙂

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Stampin’ Up! products used:

Card Stock: Whisper White, Crisp Cantaloupe and Pistachio Pudding

Specialty Paper: Silver Glimmer

Ink: Crisp Cantaloupe and Pistachio Pudding Classic Stampin’ Ink

Stamp Sets: Warmth and Wonder (Host(ess)) and November Paper Pumpkin Clear Mount

Framelits: Circles Collection and Festive Flurry

Embossing Folder: Perfect Polkadots

Tools: Big Shot, Stampin’ Dimensionals and SNAIL

Warmth & Wonder Host(ess) CM

Festive Flurry Framelits Dies

Circles Collection Framelits

Perfect Polka Dots Texture Embossing Folder

Silver Glimmer Paper

Current Promotions:

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

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

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

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

Check out all of the Photopolymer Stamp Sets! The two latest ones are Map It Out and Greetings From. There is also a special Halloween set! It’s a completely clear stamping option you are going to love!

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

Catherine & Cathy Create 13 – Triangles

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I’m still a little delirious from yesterday, I managed to get a whole four hours of sleep on Thursday night! The conference went pretty well. I convinced them to use an App on the iPads for registration and it worked perfectly. I do love technology! I came home and took a 30 minute nap and I was good for the rest of the evening. This morning is another early morning, I have some errands to run and then I’m finally going to get a much needed haircut. I get to a point where I just can’t take it anymore then I want to hack it all off, we’ll see what happens later.

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Today I have a post for the Catherine & Cathy Create blog. Yesterday was the start of our monthly challenge and this time it’s triangles. I immediately thought of Christmas trees, I know genius right! LOL! The base of my card is Smoky Slate Card Stock and the background is a piece of Vellum Card Stock. I used my paper Snips to trim the curves in the Soft Sky that creates the hills. My trees are from the Pennant Parade Stamp Set, an oldie but a goodie. I stamped them in Pear Pizzaz, Always Artichoke and Garden Green and cut them out with my Paper Snips. Some are tucked behind the hills for a little depth. A piece of Gold Foil Sheet is cut out with the Expressions Thinlits Dies and adhered to the vellum with 2-Way Glue. It’s a nice simple card that reminds me of the kind that you get in the boxes of Christmas cards from the store. It would be relatively easy to mass produce too. Oh, the adhesive behind the vellum doesn’t show up quite as much in person as it does in the picture, you’ll have to take my word for it! Do make sure and stop by the blog and enter your card in the gallery because we have some blog candy for you and it’s the Endless Wishes Photopolymer Stamp Set that is currently on backorder!! Thanks for stopping by and enjoy your Saturday! 🙂

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Stampin’ Up! products used:

Card Stock: Smoky Slate, Soft Sky and Whisper White

Specialty Card Stock: Vellum

Specialty Paper: Gold Foil Sheet

Ink: Pear Pizzaz, Always Artichoke and Garden Green Classic Stampin’ Ink

Stamp Set: Pennant Parade Clear Mount

Thinlits: Expressions

Tools: Big Shot, Paper Snips, 2-Way Glue and SNAIL

Pennant Parade CM

Silver-Gold Foil Sheets

Expressions Thinlits Dies

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.

Catherine & Cathy Create Back to School Blog Hop

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Happy Thursday peeps! How is it going so far this week? Mine is not too bad, lots going on but that’s the norm no?!?! First I have another birthday wish to send out to my friend Danielle, Happy Birthday Danielle! I know you are on vacation but I miss you and will glad when you are back!!

Today is the Catherine & Cathy Create Blog Hop for August. This month features Back to School projects. I’m hoping that you have arrived from Tiz Barnes blog, didn’t she have some amazing goodies to share?! I was a little stumped as to what to make. I just did a card a little while ago that used the only set that I have that is school related. I was on the phone with my friend Brian, you know him as Stamp with Brian, and he said look at it from a different perspective. So I thought about it for a while and then I remembered that Staples commercial from a few years ago, the one where they are playing “It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year” and the parents are gleefully dancing through the aisles as they fill up the shopping card to with school supplies. I laughed and thought maybe I should make a different kind of Back to School card so here it is!

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The base of my card is So Saffron Card Stock. The background is a piece of Whisper White that I stamped with the Dictionary  Background Stamp in Pistachio Pudding and mounted it on a piece of Baked Brown Sugar. In the center is another piece of Baked Brown Sugar that I cut out with the Deco Labels Framelits Collection Dies. On it are two champagne glasses that are from the Embellished Events Stamp Set and are stamped in So Saffron and cut out with my Paper Snips. I used some Basic Jewels Rhinestones for the bubbles and a little bling. The greeting at the top is from the Sketched Birthday Stamp Set and is cut out with the Bitty Banners Framelits Dies. For the back to school I used the Designer Typeset Photopolymer Stamp Set and flagged the ends. So there you have it! My Back to School card for all of the parents that get some time in their day back. All of the moms that can now maybe craft a little more with the kids at school. LOL! Thanks for hopping by to see my project for the Catherine & Cathy Create Blog Tour. I hope that you got a little smile out of the card. Now you are off to see Christine Wells, she has some cool projects for you so off you go! 🙂

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Of course with every hop Catherine and Cathy Create are offering a PRIZE!  
Up for grabs is the Label Love stamp set in the new Stampin’ Up catalog!
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In order to win you must do the following:
1. You must be a follower of Catherine and Cathy Create. Please follow via email, Google or BlogLovin’!
2. Leave a comment on each of our designers page by August 11th at 11:59 EST. For every comment you make you will get one entry.
The winner will be announcement on August 14th along with our Tag Challenge.If you missed any or want to start at the top, hit next – if you missed some, see the list of hoppers below.
Here’s the order of the hop:
Justin Krieger – you are here!
Make sure you check out our three monthly challenges as well, link up by August 31st!:
Tags Challenge: To be released on August 14th

Stampin’ Up! products used:

Card Stock: So Saffron, Baked Brown Sugar and Whisper White

Ink: Pistachio Pudding, So Saffron and Baked Brown Sugar Classic Stampin’ Ink

Stamp Sets: Sketched Birthday, Embellished Events and Dictionary Background Clear Mount and Designer Typeset Photopolymer

Framelits: Deco Labels and Bitty Banners

Embellishments: Basic Jewels Rhinestones

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

Sketched Birthday CM

Embellished Events CM

Dictionary Background CM

Designer Typeset PP

Deco Labels Collection Framelits

Bitty Banners Framelits

Basic Rhinestones

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Catherine & Cathy Create 5 & Paper Craft Crew 53

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Yes, you have read the title correctly. I have two Design Team Cards to post today so I have combined them into one post. I didn’t think that you would appreciate getting two emails from me today! Wednesday is my usual day to post my Paper Craft Crew card but Catherine & Cathy had a fun in the Garden challenge and I needed to play with my new Thinlits! You understand right?!?! I will also resume posting my Display Projects tomorrow as I thought three cards in one day was a little too much! On a side note, because you also know how I love to chat about the weather it was another beautiful day here today but they are saying definitely thundershowers tomorrow. Now we can get on to the business at hand!

Oh, one last thing before we get to the cards, I want to wish my friend Carolyn in Australia a very Happy Birthday! I hope you had a wonderful day!

My first card is my Catherine & Cathy Create Design Team card for this week’s In the Garden challenge…

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I could not wait to play with the new Thinlits Card Dies! I wanted to make a project similar to the one that Shelli showed us at Convention. The base of the card is Pear Pizzaz Card Stock. I used the Label Card Thilits Dies to cut it out and left the card stock out of the one side to make the card longer so I could fold over the right side.The paper is Afternoon Tea Designer Series Paper and I used the label that comes with the Thinlits to cut it so it lined up with the label on the card. The cut out greeting and the banner is also from the Thinlits set. I used the negative on the outside and the cut out on the inside. To hook the front I stamped a piece of Whisper White with the Paper Pumpkin Honeycomb Stamp in Crushed Curry and  cut out a piece of Crushed Curry with the Ovals Collection Framelits to back it. The bee is from the the Backyard Basics Stamp Set and is cut out with the coordinating Framelits. On the inside are two flowers from the Secret Garden Stamp Set cut out with their matching Framelits. The banner is created using some Whisper White Bakers Twine. I stamped the images from the Postage Collection Host(ess) Stamp Set and punched them out with the Ticket Duo Builder Punch. They are folded in half and strung across the bakers twine which is held to the card with two 3/4″ Circles. I LOVE the new Thinlits and can’t wait to see what other cool ways there are to use them! Head on over the the Catherine & Cathy Create blog to see inspiration from the other designers and add your card too!

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Stampin’ Up! products used:

Card Stock: Pear Pizzaz, Crushed Curry and Whisper White

Designer Series Paper: Afternoon Picnic

Ink: Basic Black, Pear Pizzaz and Crushed Curry Classic Stampin’ Ink

Stamp Sets: Secret Garden, Backyard Basics, Paper Pumpkin and Postage Collection (Host(ess)) Clear Mount

Framelits: Backyard Basics and Secret Garden

Thinlits: Label Card

Punches: 3/4″ Circle and Ticket Duo Builder

Embellishments: Whisper White Bakers Twine

Tools: Big Shot, Sticky Strip and SNAIL

Secret Garden CM

Postage Collection Host CM

Label Card Thinlits Dies

Secret Garden Framelits

3:4%22 Circle Punch

Ticket Duo Punch

Now for my Design Team card for this week’s Paper Craft Crew

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A nice simple sketch that just called for some print style paper. The base of the card is Costal Cabana Card Stock. I used a piece of Wisteria Wonder for a base to put my strips of Afternoon Picnic Designer Series Paper on for my background. A piece of “Vintage” Basic Gray 3/8″ Taffeta Ribbon goes around the lower middle of the card. The greeting is from the Tea Party Stamp Set and is stamped in Wisteria Wonder and cut out with my Paper Snips. I backed it with a piece of Costal Cabana that I cut out with the Labels Collection Framelits Dies. A fun simple card with a cool color combo. Head on over to the Paper Craft Crew blog to see the Design Team inspiration and enter your card in the gallery. Thank you so much for indulging me with my double DT post today. I hope you are inspired by the projects and that you enjoy your day!

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Stampin’ Up! products used:

Card Stock: Costal Cabana, Wisteria Wonder and Very Vanilla

Designer Series Paper: Afternoon Tea

Ink: Wisteria Wonder Classic Stampin’ Ink

Stamp Set: Tea Party Clear Mount

Framelits: Labels Collection

Embellishments: Basic Gray 3/8″ Taffeta Ribbon (Vintage)

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

Tea Party CM

Afternoon Picnic DSP

Labels Collection Framelits Dies

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Designer Series Paper – buy three and get one FREE until July 31st!

Check out all of the Photopolymer Stamp Sets! It’s a completely clear stamping option you are going to love!

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

Catherine & Cathy Create 4 & Display Stamper 5

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Hey there! Glad to see you again! Yesterday was a nice day, I got my review at work and it was very good. Today is my boss’ birthday and I made a fun card and gift bag that I will post sometime over the next few days. We are supposed to have rain and thunderstorms today but I can’t complain, the weather has been beautiful here. Tomorrow I’m headed out to the Hampton’s for work and I’m going to stay at a friends for the night. As an added bonus my friend Heather is going to meet me out there. Good times will  be had!

VERY IMPORTANT! Today is the first day that you can order from the 2013 Holiday Catalog! From the awesome Simply Created Kits to the Holiday Card Kits and the Stamps, Ink, Paper and Embellishments you know you want some new goodies! Place your order through me and start earning your Anchor Rewards. Earn an Anchor for every $50 order you place (before tax & shipping). After 10 Anchors choose any FREE stamp set from any current catalog! If you are placing a small order of $150 or less use the Host(ess) Code V7BBTUHV to be entered for a chance to be the Mystery Host(ess). All orders placed with that code will be entered. If you are chosen as the winner I will contact you on Sunday to tell you how many Host(ess) Dollars you get to spend! If you are placing an order over $150 don’t enter the Host(ess) code as you will be entitled to your own Host(ess) Dollars. Happy shopping!

Today I have my Design Team card for Catherine & Cathy Create. This week’s challenge is Here Comes the Bride…

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I really like the Love & Laughter Stamp Set. I have used it for so many cards over the past year or so and I think it looks great paired with some of the new catalog goodies. The base of my card is Smokey Slate Card Stock. The background is a piece of Costal Cabana that I embossed with the Beautifully Baroque Textured Impressions Embossing Folder. I used the Deco Labels Collection Framelits Dies to cut out a piece of Smokey Slate and embossed that with the Perfect Polkadots Textured Impressions Embossing Folder. A piece of Eastern Elegance Designer Series Paper is flagged on the bottom and slipped in behind the label. The image and greeting are both from the Love & Laughter Stamp Set and are stamped in Costal Cabana. I used my Paper Snips to cut out the dress and angled the piece of Whisper White that greeting is stamped on and tucked that behind the dress. I love the color combination and all of the texture the embossing folders give. Thanks for dropping by to see my Design Team card for this week’s Catherine & Cathy Create Here Comes the Bride challenge. Check out the blog to see the other design team projects and enter yours in the gallery. After the supplies list is my second to last Hello, Lovely Display Stamper project and it’s a scrapbook page! I never do those! Enjoy the projects and your day! 🙂

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Stampin’ Up! projects used:

Card Stock: Smokey Slate, Costal Cabana and Whisper White

Designer Series Paper: Eastern Elegance

Ink: Costal Cabana Classic Stampin’ Ink

Stamp Set: Love and Laughter

Framelits: Deco Labels Collection

Embossing Folders: Perfect Polkadots and Beautifully Baroque

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

Display Project 5

SU! 2013 Conv Disp Stamper SP 5

Stampin’ Up! products used:

Card Stock: Very Vanilla, Pistachio Pudding, Crisp Cantaloupe and Baked Brown Sugar

Ink: Pistachio Pudding, Crisp Cantaloupe and Baked Brown Sugar Classic Stampin’ Ink

Stamp Set: Hello, Lovely Clear Mount

Punch: 1″ Square Punch

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

Current Promotions:

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

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

Designer Series Paper – buy three and get one FREE until July 31st!

Check out all of the Photopolymer Stamp Sets! It’s a completely clear stamping option you are going to love!

Coming soon – 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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