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Freshly Made Sketches #99 and Create with Connie and Mary 264

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Hmm… I wonder what day it is today? Could it be… FRIDAY?!?! Yes kids, it’s Friday, my favorite day of the week. Weather here, gorgeous. Weekend plans, Manhattan on Saturday and craftiness on Sunday! What are you people up to?

Today’s post is something I haven’t done before and that’s combine two challenges. I used the sketch from Freshly Made Sketches and the colors from Create with Connie and Mary. So here’s this week’s inspiration…

Freshly Made Sketches #99CCMC 264

For the base of my card I stamped the Travel Journal Builder Wheel in Smoky Slate on Smoky Slate Card Stock. The panel in the middle is a piece of Venetian Romance Designer Series Paper backed with some Blushing Bride. All of the elements on the card are from the Circle Card and Label Card Thinlits Dies cut from Blushing Bride. The circles are cut out with the Circles Collection Framelits Dies from Smoky Slate. For a little sparkle I used the Small Heart Punch to punch out some Silver Glimmer Paper and adhered it with a Stampin’ Dimensional on the i heart u. I’m really having a lot of fun playing with the new Thinlits Dies and I love that the elements work so well even when you don’t use the actual card base. Thanks so much for stopping by today to see my combined Freshly Made Sketches and Create with Connie and Mary Challenge card. As always, I appreciate your visit and hope that you have an awesome Friday! 🙂

FMS #99 - CCMC 264

Stampin’ Up products used:

Card Stock: Smoky Slate and Blushing Bride

Designer Series Paper: Venetian Romance

Specialty Paper: Silver Glimmer

Ink: Smoky Slate Classic Stampin’ Ink

Stamp: Travel Journal Builder Wheel

Thinlits: Circle Card and Label Card

Framelits: Circles Collection

Punch: Small Heart

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

Travel Journal Wheel

Venetian Romance DSP

Silver Glimmer Paper

Circles Collection Framelits

Label Card Thinlits Dies

Circle Card Thinlits Dies

Small Heart Punch

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

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Freshly Made Sketches 93 & Create with Connie and Mary 263

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A late Saturday good morning to you! I slept in a little to catch up on some of the sleep that I didn’t get all week. I feel a lot better now! What’s in store for your weekend? It’s nice out here today so I will definitely have to get out for a bit. There will of course be some crafting, what is the weekend without some crafting?! I may also have a little surprise for you tomorrow, we’ll see how much I can get done today!

As is the case sometimes I have a double post for you today. I have both my Freshly Made Sketches and Create with Connie and Mary cards. Both were fun sketches this week and I did two holiday cards. One Halloween and one Christmas.

First up is Freshly Made Sketches and this week our host is Jen M….

Freshly Made Sketches #98

The base of my card is Pumpkin Pie Card Stock. I used some of the Witches’ Brew Designer Series Paper for the background and backed it with a piece of Basic Black. A square of Summer Starfruit, backed with some more Basic Black, is a nice place for the candies from the Halloween Hello Stamp Set to hang out. The greeting, from the same set, is punched out with the 1″ Circle Punch and lightly sponged with Pumpkin Pie and it sits next to a Brights Designer Button. The cool candy corn strip is also from the Halloween Hello Stamp Set and is colored in with Pumpkin Pie and Summer Starfruit Stampin’ Write Markers. I really love it when you can make a border out of a stamp. I also really like the colors in the Witches’ Brew DSP!

FMS 98

Next up I have my Create with Connie and Mary card for this week’s sketch challenge…

CCMC 263

Fun and simple! The base of my card is Pool Party Card Stock. I stamped the snowflakes from the Festive Flurry Stamp Set in Pool Party on Whisper White and stamped them again so I could cut them into the rectangles on the sketch. Each one is backed with a piece of Pool Party and adhered with Stampin’ Dimensionals. The greeting is from the Greetings of the Season Stamp Set and is also stamped in Pool Party. I really love the simplicity and the little extra something that popped up image gives it. Thanks you very much for stopping by to see both my Freshly Made Sketches and Create with Connie and Mary card for their challenges this week. I hope you have a great Saturday!

CCMC 263

Stampin’ Up! products used:

Freshly Made Sketches:

Card Stock: Pumpkin Pie, Basic Black, Summer Starfruit and Very Vanilla

Designer Series Paper: Witches’ Brew

Ink: Pumpkin Pie and Basic Black Classic Stampin’ ink

Markers: Pumpkin Pie and Summer Starfruit Stampin’ Write

Stamp Set: Halloween Hello Clear Mount

Punch: 1″ Circle Punch

Embellishments: Brights Designer Buttons

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

Create with Connie and Mary:

Card Stock: Pool Party and Whisper White

Ink: Pool Party Classic Stampin’ Ink

Stamp Sets: Festive Flurry and Greetings of the Season Clear Mount

Tools: 1″ Circle Punch, 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!

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

Pals Paper Arts 166 & Display Project 8

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Good day! I had a nice time in the Hamptons and then I had breakfast with Kim, Joe and the kiddies. It was rainy here until the afternoon when it cleared up and we got some sun. How is your weekend going so far? I have a little picture of the beach I went to on Friday…Amagansett Beach

It’s a little overcast in the picture but the water was a lovely temperature and the sand was nice and soft. We went for a nice walk along the water and it was bliss!

On to the post! Today I have my card for this week’s Pals Paper Arts and we have a color challenge from them…

PPA 166

A nice color combo and I decided to go with a freestyle collage card that I got the inspiration for from Pinterest. The base of my card is Whisper White Card Stock. I used the Build a Banner Simply Created kit and a Sponge Dauber with some Smokey Slate to create the right side on the background piece. Two pieces of paper from the Quatrefancy Specialty Designer Series Paper Pack are layered on top. The tag is the World Map Background Stamp in Daffodil Delight and half of a piece of Smokey Slate punched out with the Ticket Duo Builder Punch is on top. I used the Oh, Hello Stamp Set and some Strawberry Slush on Whisper White punched out with the Label Bracket Punch with a 1″ square and some Gingham Garden Washi Tape to back the greeting that is from the Really Good Greetings Stamp Set. A piece of Linen Thread tied in a bow completes the tag. Some chevrons punched out with the Chevron Border Punch and a circle cut out from Smokey Slate with the Circles Collection Framelits Dies finishes the card. I love the random products that can go so well together. Thanks very much for coming by to see my Pals Paper Arts card for this week’s color challenge. Take a little scroll down to see my second card from the Mosaic Display Stamper projects. Enjoy your Sunday!

PPA 166

Stampin’ Up! products used:

Card Stock: Whisper White, Smokey Slate and Strawberry Slush

Designer Series Paper: Quatrefancy

Ink: Smokey Slate, Daffodil Delight and Strawberry Slush Classic Stampin’ Ink

Stamp Sets: Really Good Greetings, Oh, Hello, and World Map Background Clear Mount

Framelits: Circles Collection

Punches: Ticket Duo Builder, Chevron Border, Label Bracket and 1″ Square

Embellishments: Gingham Garden Washi Tape and Linen Thread

Kit: Build a Banner Simply Created Kit

Tools: Big Shot, Sponge Dauber, Multi-Purpose Glue Stampin’ Dimensionals and SNAIL

Really Good Greetings CM

Oh, Hello CM

World Map Background Stamp CM

Quatrefancy Specialty DSP

Circles Collection Framelits

Chevron Border Punch

Bracket Label Punch

1%22 Square Punch

3:16%22 Corner Rounder

Gingham Garden Washi Tape

Linen Thread

Build a Banner Simply Created Kit

Display Stamper 8

SU! 2013 Conv Disp Stamper Mosaic 8

Stampin’ Up! products used:

Card Stock: Whisper White, Pool Party and Island Indigo

Designer Series Paper: Quatrefancy

Ink: Island Indigo and Pool Party Classic Stampin’ Ink

Stamp Sets: Mosaic Madness and Four You Clear Mount

Framelits: Squares Collection

Punch: Mosaic

Embellishments: Subtles Candy Dots

Tools: Big Shot, Stampin’ Dimensionals and SNAIL

Mosaic Madness CM

Four You CM

Quatrefancy Specialty DSP

Squares Collection Framelits

Mosaic Punch

Subtles Candy Dots

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!

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

Create with Connie and Mary & Display Stamper 7

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Good Morning from the Hamptons! I had a nice day yesterday apart from the intense traffic. It took a long time to get out her but it’s well worth the trip. You can just hear the ocean from the house that I’m staying in, so peaceful and calming. I spent some time with friends last night and had an impromptu BBQ. It’s nice to get away, even if just for a bit. I hope that your weekend is off to a good start too!

Today’s post is for this week’s Create with Connie and Mary Color Challenge…

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Some of my current favorite colors are in there! The base of my card is Smokey Slate Card Stock and the background is a piece of Bermuda Bay that is embossed with the Honeycomb Textured Impressions Embossing Folder. I stamped one of the stamps from the July Paper Pumpkin in Bermuda Bay and Smokey Slate on some Whisper White and punched it out with the Hexagon Punch. Some Stampin’ Dimensionals adhere them to a piece of Basic Black. The greeting is from the Yippee-Skippee Stamp Set and is stamped in Bermuda Bay on a piece of Smokey Slate that I cut out with the Chalk Talk Framelits Dies. I cut out some more of the hexagon shapes with my Paper Snips and they too are adhered with Stampin’ Dimensionals. I really do love the color combination and the stamps that came with last month’s Paper Pumpkin and pretty neat! Thank you for coming by to see my Create with Connie and Mary card for this week’s challenge. Scroll down to the end of the post to see the first of my Display Projects using the Quatrefancy Suite. Have a very enjoyable day!

CCMC 262

Stampin’ Up! products used:

Card Stock: Smokey Slate, Bermuda Bay, Basic Black and Whisper White

Ink: Smokey Slate and Bermuda Bay Classic Stampin’ Ink

Stamp Sets: Yippee-Skippee and July Paper Pumpkin Clear Mount

Framelits: Chalk Talk

Embossing Folder: Honeycomb

Punch: Hexagon

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

Yipee-Skippee CM

Chalk Talk Framelits

Honeycomb Texture Impressions EF

Hexagon Punch

Display Project 7

SU! 2013 Conv Disp Stamper Proj 7 - Quatrefancy

Stampin’ Up! products used:

Card Stock: Whisper White

Ink: Pool Party, Island Indigo, Daffodil Delight, Strawberry Slush and Pumpkin Pie Classic Stampin’ Ink

Stamp Sets: Mosaic Madness and Pennant Parade Clear Mount

Embossing Folder: Mosaic Madness

Punch: Mosaic

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

Mosaic Madness CM

Pennant Parade CM

Mosaic Madness TIEF

Mosaic Punch

Current Promotions:

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

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

Check out all of the Photopolymer Stamp Sets! 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 NOW!! Click here for the PDF.

Freshly Made Sketches & Display Stamper 6

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Yeah! It’s FRIDAY! The week went a little slowly for me how about you? I’m off to the Hamptons this morning for work to visit the school that we have out there. We are leaving around 11:30am because there is usually a lot of weekend traffic that starts around 1:00pm. It’s supposed to be nice today so possibly some beach later with my friend Heather who is meeting me out there. 🙂

Today’s post is for this week’s Freshly Made Sketches challenge. There is also the last of my Hello, Lovely Display Projects at the end of the post. First up we have a sketch from the lovely Jen T….

Freshly Made Sketches #97

Nice and simple! I decided to use some of the things I learned from my friend Brian’s demonstration he gave at Convention about using color on Masculine cards. The base of my card is Sahara Sand Card Stock and the background is a piece of paper from the Sweater Weather Designer Series Paper with that great houndstooth pattern in Tangerine Tango. I stamped the image for the main panel from the Remembering Christmas Stamp Set in Versa-Mark and heat embossed it with Early Espresso Stampin’ Emboss Powder. I knocked a little more of the powder off so it would have a slightly weathered look like the DSP. It’s backed with a piece of Early Espresso and adhered to the card with Stampin’ Dimensionals. The two flags are stamped with one of the stamps from last month’s Paper Pumpkin in Early Espresso and Tangerine Tango. Finally the greeting is from the From My Heart Stamp Set and is stamped in Early Espresso and cut out with the Bitty Banners Framelits Dies. I love when you can use a stamp from a Christmas set for something else and the deer head is perfect for Masculine cards. The Tangerine Tango is great paired with the neutrals of Sahara Sand and Early Espresso and makes for a nice pop of color. Thanks so much for stopping by to see my Freshly Made Sketches card for this week’s challenge. Scroll down to the end of the post to see my last Display project for Hello, Lovely. I hope you have a lovely day! 🙂

FMS #97

Stampin’ Up! products used:

Card Stock: Sahara Sand, Early Espresso and Tangerine Tango

Designer Series Paper: Sweater Weather

Ink: Early Espresso and Tangerine Tango Classic Stampin’ Ink

Specialty Ink: Versa-Mark

Stamp Sets: Remembering Christmas and From My Heart Clear Mount

Framelits: Bitty Banners

Stampin’ Emboss Powder: Early Espresso

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

Remembering Christmas CM

From My Heart CM

Sweater Weather DSP

Bitty Banners Framelits

Early Espresso Stampin' Emboss Powder

Display Project 6

SU! 2013 Convention Disp Stamper Proj 6

Stampin’ Up! products used:

Card Stock: Daffodil Delight

Ink: Bermuda Bay Classic Stampin’ Ink

Stamp Sets: Hello, Lovely and Best of Butterflies Clear Mount

Embellishments: Tag a Bag Accessory Kit

Other: Tag a Bag Gift Boxes

Tools: Paper Snips, Stampin’ Dimensionals and SNAIL

Hello Lovely CM

Best of Butterflies CM

Tag a Bag Gift Boxes

Tag a Bag Accessory Kit

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.

Pals Paper Arts 165, Sneak Peek & Display Project

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Good morning my awesome followers! How was your Saturday? Mine was very nice, I went into Manhattan to meet my friend Kim and we had lunch at the Boat House in Central Park and then had a nice relaxing meander through SoHo. Sometimes having no particular plan is the best plan! Here is a little picture taken from Bow Bridge of the lake. There were a lot of people out on the row boats yesterday.

Bow Bridge Central Park Doi

All in all a very nice day! For today’s post I have my Pals Paper Arts card for this week’s challenge and I also have the first of my Display Stamper Projects to share with you at the end of this post. First here is the sketch for this week’s Pals…

PPA 165

For the base of my card I used a piece of Smokey Slate Card Stock. The papers are from the Winter Frost Designer Series Paper Stack* and the one on the right is backed with a piece of Costal Cabana, I also flagged the piece of DSP on the right at the bottom. The image is from the Festive Flurry Stamp Set* and is stamped in Pool Party and cut out with the coordinating Festive Flurry Framelits Dies*. For the greeting I used one of the sets that I got from Convention,  the Tags 4 You Stamp Set*, stamped in Smokey Slate and punched out with the Label Bracket Punch*. Both the snowflake and the greeting are mounted to the card with Stampin’ Dimensionals. I really love the colors in the Winter Frost DSP and all of the coordinating Framelits and Punches from the new 2013 Holiday are great! You can start placing your orders from the new Holiday Catalog this Thursday and also order a set of the new Thinlits Card Dies too! Thank you so much for stopping by to see my Pals Paper Arts card for this week’s sketch challenge. Don’t forget, after the supply list is the first of my Display Stamper projects from Convention. Have a great Sunday!

PPA 165

Stampin’ Up! products used:

Card Stock: Smokey Slate, Costal Cabana and Whisper White

Designer Series Paper: Winter Frost DSP Stack*

Ink: Pool Party and Smokey Slate Classic Stampin’ Ink

Stamp Sets: Festive Flurry* and Tags 4 You* Clear Mount

Framelits: Festive Flurry*

Punch: Label Bracket*

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

*2013 Holiday Catalog (August 1st)

2013 Display Card

Display Stamper Hello, Lovely 1

Stampin’ Up! products used:

Card Stock: Baked Brown Sugar, Strawberry Slush and Very Vanilla

Ink: Baked Brown Sugar and Strawberry Slush Classic Stampin’ Ink

Stamp Set: Hello, Lovely Clear Mount

Tools: Simply Scored, Simply Scored Diagonal Plate, Stamp-a-ma-jig, Stampin’ Dimensionals and SNAIL

Current Promotions:

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.

Double Header and More Convention Pics!

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Ahh, I feel much better now that I have had a full nights sleep! How are all of you doing today? Is everyone home safely from Convention? I had to make some projects yesterday, four days without crafting is way too long for me! Today I have two cards for you but before I get to those here are a few more pictures from 2013 Convention!

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Some of the Fab Friday Design Team: Cindy Beach, Mindy Backes, Jan Tinklenberg, Wendy Weixler, Me and Marla Reed.

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The Home Office in Riverton, that’s the view when you first walk in.

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Me in front of the banners with my Pistachio Pudding shirt!

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Looking down into the lower lobby.

Like I said before I have two cards for you today. I wanted to get my Freshly Made Sketches card and Create with Connie and Mary card in before it was too late! First up we have my Freshly Made Sketches card. This week the sketch is provided by Narelle…

Freshly Made Sketches #95

The base of the card is Basic Black Card Stock. All of the Designer Series Paper, the frame and the sentiment on the frame are from a Paper Pumpkin Kit. I love this kit because of the frames and the colors. The people in the picture are Me, Wendy Weixler and Brian King. The camera image is form the Around the World Stamp Set and is stamped in Summer Starfruit, I used the 1 1/4″ Circle Punch to punch it out. A little Pool Party flag tucked behind it completes the card. It’s definitely a fun way to add a photo to a card and show that the Paper Pumpkin kits can be used for much more than what they are intended!

FMS #95

Next up we have my card for the Create with Connie and Mary color/sketch challenge…

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CCMC 260 -2

I used the colors and some elements from the sketch for my card. The base is Baked Brown Sugar Card Stock. I used the Oval Accent Bigz Clear Die to cut out a piece of Venetian Romance Designer Series Paper. A piece of Crisp Cantaloupe is cut out with the Deco Labels Collection Framelits Dies and embossed with the Pretty Print Textured Impressions Embossing Folder*. The leaves are made using the Circles Collection Framelits Dies and a piece of Pistachio Pudding. A piece of Calypso Coral and Baked Brown Sugar are flagged and slipped underneath. The image is a stamp that Shannon West designed and was given out as a Prize Patrol gift. I cut it out with the Floral Frames Collection Framelits Dies. I thought the stamp was a great way to use one of the personalized stamps instead of just with a name and address. I also love the way that the Pretty Print Folder goes with the DSP. Thank you very very much for stopping by to see my two challenge cards! I always appreciate your visits and look forward to seeing you again tomorrow!

CCMC 260

Stampin’ Up! products used:

Freshly Made Sketches Card:

Card Stock: Basic Black and Whisper White

Specialty: Paper Pumpkin

Ink: Summer Starfruit Classic Stampin’ Ink

Stamp Set: Around the World Clear Mount

Punch: 1 1/4″ Circle

Tools: Paper Snips, Stampin’ Dimensionals and SNAIL

Create with Connie and Mary Card:

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

Designer Series Paper: Venetian Romance

Ink: Calypso Coral Classic Stampin’ Ink

Stamp: Shannon West Original

Framelits: Deco Labels Collection, Circles Collection and Floral Frames Collection

Bigz Clear Die: Oval Accent

Embossing Folder: Pretty Print*

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

*2013 Holiday Catalog (August 1st)

Current Promotions:

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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