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Glad to see that you are all here in one piece and survived your Monday! Mine was ok, I got stuff done and ran an errand for work to Michaels. After dinner I went to IKEA to exchange my blinds and ended up buying a Christmas Tree. It looks ver realistic, sort of sparse. I have been looking for a tree like this one for a while and it wasn’t a fortune which was an added bonus! I think it will go up early tis year to encourage me to make the ornaments for it! That Curvy Keepsake Thinlit will make some great ones! Come to think of it the Stars Framelits will come in handy too! See, now I can’t wait to get started on them! We’ll see how long that lasts! LOL!

The card that I made last night is for this week’s Mojo Monday sketch challenge. It’s a nice different one from Sarah Bigelow…

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I was tempted to use the Large Scallop Edgelit but though I could come up with something a little more creative! My card base is Whisper White Card Stock. The top of the card has a piece of Basic Black that I heat embossed the sentiment from the Sumthin’ Sumthin Stamp Set in Gold Stampin’ Emboss Powder. I threaded a piece of the Silver 1/8″ Ribbon through one of the Gold Basic Metal Buttons and adhered it around the back with some Sticky Strip. The bottom is four 2″ strips of the Gold and Silver Foil Sheet. I used the 1″ Circle Punch to punch out the top of each one and adhered them over the Basic Black. A few Frosted Sequins in the upper right complete the card. I have wanted to used some silver and gold together for a while. I think this would make a great card for a birthday or party invitation! Not overly complicated but fun and elegant! I hope you like my card for this week’s Mojo Monday sketch challenge. Your visit, as always, is appreciated and I wish you all a terrific Tuesday! 🙂

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Stampin’ Up! products used:

Stamp Set: Sumthin’ Sumthin’ Clear Mount

Specialty Ink: Versa-Mark

Stampin’ Emboss Powder: Gold

Card Stock: Whisper White and Basic Black

Specialty Card Stock: Gold and Silver Foil Sheet

Punch: 1″ Circle

Embellishments: Frosted Sequins, Silver 1/8″ Ribbon and Gold Basic Metal Buttons

Tools: Fast Fuse, Sticky Strip 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 here! The 2014 Holiday 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 is You’re Wonderful. It’s a completely clear stamping option you are going to love!

Mojo 366

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Yesterday was another very busy day at work. Danielle and I did get to go on a field trip in the morning to BJ’s, Target and Home Depot to pick up some things for an event that is happening today. Anytime out of the office is a good time! And guess what? We ran into my parents in BJ’s! How funny is that?! When I got home I made a card and watched Forever from Tuesday night, I really like that show a lot. I was also listening to Sam while I was making my card. I just can’t stop listening to that album!

Today I have my card for this week’s Mojo Monday sketch challenge…

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They always have such neat sketches over at Mojo! Today’s card begins with a base of Whisper White Card Stock. A funny little bit of information, I always start my posit with the base but to be honest it’s usually the last thing that I choose! LOL! The background is a piece of Pear Pizzaz that I heat embossed the dots from the Dotty Angles Photopolymer Stamp Set in White Stampin’ Emboss Powder. Across the middle is a piece of Soft Sky that I embossed with the Delicate Designs Textured Impressions Embossing Folder. The two panels are pieces of paper from the All is Calm Specialty Designer Series Paper Pack. One is backed with Whisper White and the other with Smoky Slate. They are both adhered to the card with Stampin’ Dimensionals. My main panel is a piece of Lost Lagoon, I embossed the greeting from the Letterpress Winter Photopolymer Stamp Set in Pool Party Stampin’ Emboss Powder and then used my Versa-Marker to draw the border around the edge. That is heat embossed in Silver Stampin’ Emboss Powder. In the lower right corner, three Basic Jewels Rhinestones finish off the card with a little sparkle! I absolutely love the colors in the All is Calm DSP and I just can’t get enough of the heat embossing can I?! LOL! That’s my card for this week’s Mojo Monday sketch challenge, I hope that you enjoyed it as much as I enjoy having you stop by! One more day to go my friends and we will be gliding into the weekend! Enjoy your Thursday! 🙂

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Stampin’ Up! products used:

Stamp Sets: Letterpress Winter and Dotty Angles Photopolymer

Specialty Ink: Versa-Mark

Stampin’ Emboss Powder: Pool Party, Silver and White

Card Stock: Whisper White, Pear Pizzaz, Lost Lagoon and Smoky Slate

Designer Series Paper: All is Calm Specialty

Embossing Folder: Delicate Designs

Embellishments: Basic Jewels Rhinestones

Tools: Texture Boutique, Heat Tool, Stampin’ Dimensionals and SNAIL

NON-Stampin’ Up!: Versa-Marker

 

Current Promotions:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Mojo 365

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Made it through Monday and I’m happy to see that you did too! My day was pretty average. I got stuff done at work and when I came home little Daniel was there for dinner. I spoke to my sister-in-law Erika about his birthday party decorations and we are going to make them on the 18th of October. Andrew stopped by for a little visit on his way home from school, always a nice surprise! Heather had to take her car to her dad in Valley Stream to get her tire fixed so I followed her there and drove her back. We hung out at her house for a bit and had a nice long chat about the goings on in our lives. Always good to talk about that sort of stuff and get another opinion so we know that we are not ready to board the crazy train! LOL! So, it was a very good day!

Today’s post is for this week’s Mojo Monday sketch challenge…

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Yeah! Another Tall & Skinny card! They are fast becoming my favorite cards to make! The card I made for today starts off with a base of Smoky Slate Card Stock and for the background I used a piece of paper from the Typeset Specialty Designer Series Paper Pack. Across the top is a piece of Crushed Curry that I heat embossed the greeting from the Hi There Stamp Set in Black Stampin’ Emboss Powder. My banners are all pieces of paper from the Flashback Designer Series Paper Pack. I thought the card needed a little more so I used my 1/4″ and 1/2″ Circle Punches to make some “page protectors” using Real Red, Pool Party, Crushed Curry and Smoky Slate. I adhered them in a line down the left side of the card with Multi-Purpose Glue. A rather simple, highly mailable and somewhat masculine card that would be great for a birthday, thank you or just about any other occasion don’t you think?! That’s my card for this week’s Mojo Monday sketch challenge. I hope that you enjoyed it as much as I enjoyed making it! Thanks so much for coming by to spend a little time with me today! Have yourselves a tantalizing Tuesday! 🙂

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Stampin’ Up! products used:

Stamp Set: Hi There Clear Mount

Specialty Ink: Versa-Mark

Stampin’ Emboss Powder: Black

Card Stock: Smoky Slate, Crushed Curry, Real Red and Pool Party

Designer Series Paper: Typeset Specialty and Flashback

Punches: 1/4″ Circle and 1/2″ Circle

Tools: Stamp-a-ma-jig, Heat Tool 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!

Mojo 364

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Well, that was nice Wednesday! It was a little chilly here yesterday morning but warmed up as the day went on. We are supposed to get some heavy rain this morning but it’s not supposed to last all day. After work I came home and got a nice little surprise, Andrew stopped by for a bit! We chatted for a while and the he had to go and pick up his mom and I had to go and meet Heather for her appointment at the Apple Store and dinner. I picked up Heather and we headed to Apple. She is having problems with her iPhone 4 and she thought by some miracle they would have a new 6 in stock. Silly Heather! LOL! We stopped at BestBuy and they had iPhone 6’s, just not AT&T. Since we were right near Friday’s we went there for dinner. They had half price appetizers and $3 martinis! We had cosmos, potstickers and boneless wings. Our friend Stephanie came and joined us for a drink and then we went back to Heather’s for bit. She called and ordered the iPhone 6 from Apple, she should get it on the 14th of October! I came home and made my card and got to bed a lot later than I wanted to! Oh well, I had a great evening so the lack of sleep will be worth it!

Today I have my card for this week’s Mojo Monday sketch from the talented Julee Tilman…

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I went for a somewhat traditional Christmas card. The card starts off with a base of Garden Green Card Stock and the background is a piece of Crumb Cake that I embossed with the On Point Textured Impressions Embossing Folder. Next up is a piece of paper from the Trim the Tree Designer Series Paper Stack backed with some Whisper White. All of the stamped images and greeting are from the Ornamental Pine Stamp Set. The pine branch is stamped in Garden Green on Whisper White and is backed with a piece of Garden Green. My ornament and hanger are heat embossed in Gold Stampin’ Emboss Powder and cut out with my Paper Snips. The hanger is adhered to the card with Multi-purpose Glue and the ornament with Stampin’ Dimensionals. I stamped the greeting in Versa-Marka and heat embossed that on Early Espresso and cut them out and adhered them to the panels with Stampin’ Dimensionals too. I really like the greeting separated on top of the panel and the way the embossing folder goes so well with the DSP. I hope that you are enjoying the holiday cards including today’s one for this week’s Mojo Monday sketch. I Love having you stop by and hope that you all have a terrific Thursday! 🙂

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Stampin’ Up! products used:

Stamp Set: Ornamental Pine Clear Mount

Ink: Garden Green Classic Stampin’ Ink

Specialty Ink: Versa-Mark

Stampin’ Emboss Powder: Gold

Card Stock: Garden Green, Crumb Cake, Whisper White and Early Espresso

Designer Series Paper: Trim the Tree Stack

Tools: Big Shot, Heat Tool, Multi-purpose Glue, 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!

Mojo 363

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So how was your Monday? I have no complaints about mine. Yes, it was busy but not insanely so. I got stuff done and then after dinner I sat down and made a card and then just relaxed for bit. It’s nice to be able to do that, even though I always feel like there is something else I should be doing! LOL! Yes, my scary little brain is always working thinking about things that I need to get started on and finish. Never a dull moment inside my crazy head! LOL!

The card that I made last night is for this week’s Mojo Monday Sketch challenge. Here is what we are working with this week…

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I wanted to show off the Motley Monsters Designer Series Paper so I went with a subtle Halloween theme. The base for my card is Basic Black Card Stock. My background consists of a piece of the Motley Monsters DSP on the bottom and some Crushed Curry that I embossed with the Luck Stars Textured Impressions Embossing Folder. The next layer is a piece of Tangerine Tango on the left and another piece of the Motley Monsters DSP that I backed with a piece of Basic Black to make it a little sturdier. They are adhered to each other with SNAIL and to the card with Stampin’ Dimensionals. My two circles, the larger one from Crushed Curry and the smaller form Tangerine Tango, are cut out with the Circles Collection Framelits. The October and 31 are from the Project Life Day to Day Photopolymer Stamp Set and are heat embossed in Black Stampin’ Emboss Powder. I used my Black Stampin’ Write Marker to edge them. The large circle is adhered to the panel with SNAIL and across it is a piece of Basic Black with the right side flagged. A piece of White & Tangerine Tango Two Tone Trim is formed into a bow and adhered behind the smaller circle under a Stampin’ Dimensional. A fun yet subtle Halloween Card and if you add a sentiment would make a nice fall birthday or thank you card! There are some really neat patterns in the Motley Monsters DSP, I think it may be one of my favorites in the Holiday Catalog! I hope that you liked my card for this week’s Mojo Monday sketch challenge. Thank you for taking some time out of your day to come by and see what I have been up to and enjoy your Tuesday! 🙂

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Stampin’ Up! products used:

Stamp Set: Project Life Day to Day Photopolymer

Specialty Ink: Versa-Mark

Stampin’ Write Marker: Basic Black

Stampin’ Emboss Powder: Black

Card Stock: Basic Black, Crushed Curry and Tangerine Tango

Designer Series Paper: Motley Monsters

Framelits: Circles Collection

Embossing Folder: Lucky Stars

Embellishment: White & Tangerine Tango Two Tone Trim

Tools: Big Shot, Heat Tool, Paper Snips, Glue Dots, 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!

Mojo 362

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Yesterday was just another day, nothing exciting to report. Work was work. I did stop by and see Brian and Kim last night. Brian was nice enough to go and get Carvel. I haven’t had that in forever! Some vanilla soft serve with whipped cream and colored sprinkles. YUM! We are supposed get some rain today and it’s supposed to be in the 80’s. Tomorrow is supposed to be nice and that’s good because we are having a little get together at Brian and Kim’s for someone’s birthday! Wonder who it could be?!

My post for today is for this week’s Mojo Monday sketch challenge from Julee Tilman…

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I decided to use some colors that I don’t usually use together, I’m loving the Kraft Card Stock and I wanted to see how it would look with Blushing Bride. For my card base I used a piece of Very Vanilla Card Stock and I adhered a piece of Kraft Card Stock to cover the entire front. I have been doing that a lot lately, i saves from having to line the inside of the card. The panel in the middle is Blushing Bride and I embossed it with the Alphabet Press Textured Impressions Embossing Folder. For the main panel I used a piece of Basic Black and a strip of the Typeset Specialty Designer Series Paper. Across the top is a piece of 1 1/4″ Burlap Ribbon that I cut the edges off of and pulled some threads out. It’s adhered with Fast Fuze. A piece of Gold Baker’s Twine is adhered around the back with some Sticky Strip over the top of the burlap. The feathers (yes, there they are again!) are from the Four Feathers Stamp Set and are heat embossed with Blushing Bride Stampin’ Emboss Powder on Vellum Card Stock and cut out with the Feathers Framelits. I tucked them under the greeting which is from the Itty Bitty Banners Stamp Set and is stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black. I cut it and a piece of Kraft out with the Bitty Banners Framelits and adhered it to the card with Stampin’ Dimensionals. My butterfly is from Papillon Potpourri Stamp Set and is also heat embossed with Blushing Bride Stampin’ Emboss Powder on Vellum, a glue dot holds him in place. The panel is adhered to the card with more Stampin’ Dimensionals and that completes the card. I love the Kraft, Blushing Bride and Basic Black together. Along with the Burlap it gives the card a nice earthy feel. So that’s my card for this week’s Mojo Monday sketch., I hope that you enjoyed it and I thank you, as always, for coming by to see me. Enjoy your Thursday peeps, we are almost there! 🙂

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Stampin’ Up! products used:

Stamp Sets: Four Feathers, Papillon Potpourri and Itty Bitty Banners Clear Mount

Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black

Specialty Ink: Versa-Mark

Stampin’ Emboss Powder: Blushing Bride

Card Stock: Kraft, Blushing Bride, Basic Black and Very Vanilla

Designer Series Paper: Typeset Specialty

Framelits: Feathers and Bitty Banners

Embossing Folder: Alphabet Press

Punch: Elegant Butterfly

Embellishments: 1 1/4″ Burlap Ribbon and Gold Baker’s Twine

Tools: Big Shot, Heat Tool, Fast Fuze, Glue Dots, 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!

Mojo 361

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Those three day weekends always just fly by, not quite as fast as the two day ones but quick none the less! I did have a very nice weekend and hope that all of you did too. Since yesterday was an “extra” day I did some things around the house, ran some errands and got caught up on a few projects. A well rounded day I think! I did also start working on my mixed media project, I’m pretty happy with the way it’s coming along. I could spend the whole day in the Stampin’ Galley and be quite content! What all did you do this weekend?

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

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I have been on a Holiday card kick lately, I know, it’s a little early but I’m having so much fun with the goodies in the Holiday Catalog I just can’t help it! Today’s card is for this week’s Mojo Monday sketch…

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When I looked at the sketch I knew what colors and stamp set I wanted to use, I just had to figure out how it would all come together. My card starts off with a base of Mossy Meadow Card Stock and the background is just a simple piece of Whisper White. The panel to the left is a piece of paper from the Subtles Designer Series Paper Pack. Next up is a thin strip of Silver Glimmer Paper that goes just below the center across. All of the images and greetings are from the Letterpress Winter Photopolymer Stamp Set. The panel on the right is Mossy Meadow and I heat embossed the image in Pool Party Stampin’ Emboss Powder. The circle consist of a piece of Mossy Meadow under a piece of Vellum Card Stock, both cut out with the Circles Collection Framelits, with another one of the images again heat embossed in Pool Party on the Vellum. The greeting is heat embossed with White Stampin’ Emboss Powder and punched out with the 1 1/4″ Circle Punch. My flagged greeting is also Vellum and heat embossed with White Stampin’ Emboss Powder. I love the Pool Party and the Mossy Meadow together, such a fun combination. I also love all of the heat embossing, it gives the card such nice texture and shine! And that’s my card for this week’s Mojo Monday sketch challenge. I hope that you enjoyed it and will forgive my abundance of early Holiday cards! Thanks for the visit, as always! Have a terrific Tuesday! 🙂

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Stampin’ Up! products used:

Stamp Set: Letterpress Winter Photopolymer

Specialty Ink: Versa-Mark

Stampin’ Emboss Powder: Pool Party and White

Card Stock: Mossy Meadow and Whisper White

Specialty Card Stock: Vellum

Specialty Paper: Silver Glimmer

Designer Series Paper: Subtles Pack

Framelits: Circles Collection

Punches: 1 1/4″ Circle and Project Life Corner Rounder

Tools: Big Shot, Heat Tool, Paper Snip, 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!

Mojo 360 & Bonus!

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A very happy Thursday to all of my faithful blog readers! We are almost at the end of another week! I made yesterday a better day all around and it was made even better when I got home, I’ll get to that in a minute! I got what I wanted to get accomplished at work and smiled my way through the day. I took my own advice, it helped that I got to run a little errand and enjoy the convertible too! When I got home last night I sat down to go through Pinterest and guess what?! Stampin’ Up! repined my Mojo Monday card from last week! That put a smile on my face. You can see the Pin HERE and the post HERE. I also got my Control Freaks swaps back and that means that I get to share my card for that with you today! I absolutely love the cards today! I don’t usually say that but I think they are both neat! Another thing that should put a smile on all of your faces is that the 2014 Holiday Catalog is live today! Gather up your wish lists and go forth and order! One more thing, if you subscribe to a monthly Paper Pumpkin subscription by September 10th you will get 50% off your first two months! All you have to do is visit the Paper Pumpkin site by clicking HERE and enter in promo code HALFOFF2. As an added bonus I have an extra August Paper Pumpkin kit. If you subscribe by September 10th I’ll pick a name from the list of new subscribers on September 11th at random and ship you the kit that I have for FREE! The kits keep getting better and better, don’t miss out on this special offer to give them a try!

Let’s start today’s post off with my card for this week’s Mojo Monday sketch…

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Tall and Skinny, we know how I love those! I wanted a clean but fun card so this is what I came up with. The base of the card is Whisper White Card Stock. My background consists of a piece of Smoky Slate on the left and Lost Lagoon on the right. The panel in the middle begins with a piece of Soft Sky that I embossed with the Woodgrain Textured Impressions Embossing Folder and adhered to the card with SNAIL. On top of that is a piece of Whisper White with some All is Calm Specialty Designer Series Paper. I used the Ovals Collection Framelits to cut out the center and adhered it to the base with Stampin’ Dimensionals. The “snow” and the snowflake are cut out in Silver Foil Sheet and Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper using the Snowflake Card Thinlits. I mounted the silver “snow” to the woodgrain with itty bitty pieces of Stampin’ Dimensionals and then used some Multi-Purpose Glue to adhere the Dazzling Diamonds on top but slightly lower. A strip of Silver Foil Sheet with a thin strip of Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper goes across the lower portion and the snowflakes are adhered on top of one another to that. A few of the snowflakes from the Frosted Sequins are randomly adhered to the woodgrain and three of the silver ones in the lower right corner. I really love all of the sparkle with the blues and how the center panel just comes alive! The card has a lot of detail but I think was well worth it! I hope that you agree and that you enjoyed my card for this week’s Mojo Monday sketch challenge!

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Now on to my card for the Control Freaks 2014 Holiday Catalog swap. I was siting in the Stampin’ Galley trying to think what I was going to make for my swap card. I was doing my usual taking out and putting back of goodies when I came across the Mustache Framelit. As I looked at it I started to see a mask. I then tried a few different ways to cut out the eye holes and settled on the tiny oval that comes with the Chalk Talk Framelits. The base of the card is Basic Black Card Stock and the background is a piece of Tangelo Twist. I used the Confetti Stars Border Punch along the top edge before adhering it to the base. The mask is the Mustache Framelit. I stamped one of the feathers from the Four Feathers Stamp Set in Versa-Mark on Vellum Card Stock and heat embossed it with Gold Stampin’ Emboss Powder. The Feathers Framelits are used to cut it and a piece of Champagne Glimmer Paper out and a Glue Dot holds them to the back of the mask. I adhered the mask with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the greeting is from the Holiday Invitation Photopolymer Stamp Set and is stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black. I love the colors and the “mask” is just really neat! I think it would make a pretty cool Halloween party invite!

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I really hope that you enjoyed my swap card, I think it’s a fun card and I love that the mustache makes such a neat little mask! There is your double dose of cards for today! Thank you so much for coming by to see them! Have a thoroughly terrific Thursday! 🙂

Stampin’ Up! products used:

Mojo Card:

Stamp Set: NONE!

Ink: NONE!

Card Stock: Whisper White, Lost Lagoon, Smoky Slate and Soft Sky

Designer Series Paper: All is Calm Specialty

Specialty Paper: Silver Foil Sheet and Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer

Framelits: Ovals Collection

Thinlits: Snowflake Card

Embossing Folder: Woodgrain

Embellishments: Frosted Sequins

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

 

Control Freaks 2014 Holiday Swap Card:

Stamp Set: Holiday Invitation Photopolymer

Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black

Specialty Ink: Versa-Mark

Stampin’ Emboss Powder: Gold

Card Stock: Basic Black and Tangelo Twist

Specialty Paper: Champagne Glimmer and Vellum Card Stock

Framelits: Mustache, Chalk Talk and Feathers

Punch: Confetti Stars Border

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

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

Weekly Deals 8-19-2014 1

Weekly Deals 8-19-2014 2

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

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

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Stampin’ Up! products used:

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

Ink: Bermuda Bay Classic Stampin’ Ink

Specialty Ink: Versa-Mark

Stampin’ Emboss Powder: White

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

Specialty Card Stock: Vellum and Silver Foil Sheet

Designer Series Paper: Motley Monsters*

Framelits: Circles Collection and Feathers*

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

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

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

*2014 Holiday Catalog (August 28th)

 

Current Promotions:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Eva Portland Sbux Mug

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

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

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

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Stampin’ Up! products used:

Stamp Set: None!

Ink: None!

Card Stock: Smoky Slate and Lost Lagoon

Designer Series Paper: All is Calm Specialty*

Specialty Paper: Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer and Window Sheet

Framelits: Squares Collection

Thinlits: Snowflake Card*

Embellishments: All is Calm Designer Washi Tape and Frosted Sequins

Tools: Big Shot, Multi-Purpose Glue, Fast Fuze, Stampin’ Dimensionals and SNAIL

 

Current Promotions:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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