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Creation Station Tour – Fall Fest

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Hello peeps! How is your weekend going so far? Mine is going well! I was in Manhattan most of the day yesterday and despite it being dreary and rainy I had a nice time seeing my friend Isabella! After I took the subway down to the Ink Pad and made a new friend. Michael is another crafty person and I had a nice chat with him. Hopefully I will see him again soon! After I came home I made a card, I had to it was World Card Making Day after all! Did you get to make a card or two yesterday?!

Sometimes Sunday’s mean it’s time for another Creation Station Blog Tour! Today is one of those Sundays! This time around we are doing a Harvest theme focusing on the Fall Fest Photopolymer Stamp Set and the Tiny Treat Boxes. If you are following the tour then you have arrived here from the very talented Jennifer Downey’s Blog. I have three projects for you today, two cards and a little box. Lets get to them shall we?!

My first card uses the night sky technique that I did a little while ago. I really loved the way it looked and had to do it again! The base of the card is Night of Navy Card Stock. I used a piece of Watercolor Paper and the Tim Holtz Mini Ink Blending Tool with some Daffodil Delight first to create the moon. I then took some Post-it Tape and used the 1 1/4″ Punch to punch out a piece to mask over the moon.

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Night of Navy and Blackberry Bliss are used to create the rest of the sky. The stars are Perfect Pearls mixed with a little water and dotted on with a paintbrush.

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To make my ghost I took my Smoky Slate Stampin’ Write Marker and colored around just the edge of the ghost stamp and stamped it on some more Watercolor Paper.

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I then used a paintbrush and water to pull the ink into the middle of the ghost.

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A quick trip through the Big Shot with the Fun Fall Framelits and some black eyes that are punched out with the 1/8″ Circle Punch and he’s ready to go on the card.

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But first I heat embossed one of the greetings from the September Paper Pumpkin Kit in White Stampin’ Emboss Powder. A simple mailable card that uses two fun techniques!

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Next up is another neat card. The base of this one is Basic Black Card Stock and the background is a piece of paper from the Motley Monsters Designer Series Paper Pack. The panel is Sahara Sand and I used the Project Life Corner Rounder to round the corners. My partial circle is cut out with the Circles Collection Framelits. The greeting is from the For All Things Stamp Set and is stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black. For a little extra detail I used the Essentials Paper-Piercing Pack to pierce all around the edges before adhering the panel to the base with Stampin’ Dimensionals. The pumpkin and leaves are all from the Fall Fest Photopolymer Stamp Set and are stamped in Tangerine Tango, Crushed Curry and Pear Pizzaz. I cut them out with the Fun Fall Framelits and adhered the to the card with more Stampin’ Dimensionals. Another simple card but I love the piercing detail and the circle cut out!

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My last project is a box that I made using the Tiny Treat Boxes. They are 25 in a pack for $6.95! How can you go wrong?! To make my box I first separated it at the seam by prying the two pieces apart. I did this so I could cut out the pumpkins using the Fun Fall Framelits from the opposite sides of the box.

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I then took some Vellum Card Stock and glued it to the inside of the box before using some Sticky Strip to adhere it back together. The embellishment on the top of the box is a piece of 1 1/4″ Burlap Ribbon that I trimmed the sides off of and pulled some threads out. I adhered it to the box top with some more Sticky Strip. Next up is some of the Tangelo Twist Sequin Trim from the September Paper Pumpkin Kit adhered with some Glue Dots. My pumpkin is from the Fall Fest Set and is cut out with the Fun Fall Framelits. I cut out one of the leaves stamped in Pear Pizzaz and used one of the Autumn Wooden Elements along with some of the black twine from the Paper Pumpkin Kit. A Stampin’ Dimensionals holds it in place.  Again, I have forgotten to pick up some of the tea lights! When I do get some I will take pictures of the place card holder and this box! LOL! I love all of the elements and simplicity of the box!

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And there you have my three projects for the Creation Station Blog Tour for our Fall Fest theme. I really hope that you enjoyed the projects and are inspired to make some of your own. Now continuing on with the tour your next stop is our fearless leader Jen Arkfeld. She’s a clever one isn’t she?! Thank you for coming by to see my projects! I appreciate your visit and hope you have an amazing Sunday! 🙂

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Jen Arkfeld

Ilina Crouse

 

Stampin’ Up! products used:

 

Boo Night Sky Card:

Stamp Sets: Fall Fest and September Paper Pumpkin Photopolymer

Ink: Blackberry Bliss, Night of Navy and Daffodil Delight Classic Stampin’ Ink

Specialty Ink: Versa-Mark

Stampin’ Emboss Powder: White

Stampin’ Write Marker: Smoky Slate

Card Stock: Night of Navy

Specialty Paper: Watercolor

Framelits: Fun Fall

Punch: 1 1/4″ Circle

Tools: Big Shot, Heat Tool, SNAIL

NON-Stampin’ Up!: Tim Holtz Mini Ink Blending Tool, Perfect Pearls

 

Hello Fall Pierced Card:

Stamp Sets: Fall Fest Photopolymer and For All Things Clear Mount

Ink: Tangerine Tango, Crushed Curry, Pear Pizzaz Classic Stampin’ Ink and Memento Tuxedo Black

Card Stock: Basic Black, Sahara Sand and Whisper White

Designer Series Paper: Motley Monsters

Framelits: Circles Collection and Fun Fall

Punch: Project Life Corner Rounder

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

 

Tiny Harvest Box:

Stamp Set: Fall Fest Photopolymer

Ink: Tangelo Twist and Pear pizzaz Classic Stampin’ Ink

Card Stock: Whisper White

Specialty Card Stock: Vellum

Accessories: Tiny Treat Boxes and September Paper Pumpkin Kit

Framelits: Fun Fall

Embellishments: 1 1/4″ Burlap Ribbon and Autumn Wooden Elements

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

 

 

Creation Station Blog Tour – Work of Art

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Happy Sunday and welcome to the second blog tour for the Creation Station! Thanks so much for joining us. If you came by on the last one you know that we focus on one stamp set and an accessory every other Sunday to give you inspiration! If this is your first time with us welcome! If you are following the Tour you have arrived here from the very clever Deborah Smart’s blog. How was that for inspiration?! I hope that I can give you some ideas on how to use our featured stamp set Work of Art and accessory Bakers Twine. The post has lots of pictures that I have taken during the process of making the projects so sit back relax and enjoy!

My first project is a card and it’s packed full of new goodies! I used my new favorite color Lost Lagoon* for my base. The background is created with a piece of Blushing Bride that I stamped in Blushing Bride with the longest stroke from the Work of Art* Stamp Set. I used my Gird Paper to help me line it it all up.

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Next up is a Tea Lace Paper Doily that I brayed in Lost Lagoon*. I went over it a few times to make it nice and dark to help my heart in the middle stand out a bit more.

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The smaller heart is stamped in Lost Lagoon* using my Stamp-a-ma-jig to make sure they are nice and even. The greeting is from the Really Good Greetings Stamp Set and is stamped in Versa-Mark and heat embossed with Gold Stampin’ Emboss Powder.

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I used the Hearts Collection Framelits to cut it out and a piece of Brushed Gold Card Stock. I used the Occasions Paper-Piercing Pack to pierce around the edge.

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Across the bottom are 5 hearts that I stamped in Lost Lagoon* and punched out with the Small Heart Punch. Stampin’ Dimensionals hold them and the large heart to the card.

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Finally I used the Owl Builder Punch to punch out a tiny heart from some Blushing Bride to go in the middle of the greeting. I have to say that Lost Lagoon* goes really well with so many different colors. I think it looks quite snazzy paired with Blushing Bride and some Gold thrown in for good measure!

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Next up is a card again using the Work of Art Stamp Set for a Background and my favorite little fish! This card starts off with a base of Basic Black and the background is Whisper White embossed with the Chevron Textured Impressions Embossing Folder. The background for the goodies are the zig zags from the Work of Art Stamp Set, stamped in Island Indigo, Lost Lagoon*, Pool Party and Soft Sky.

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I backed it with more Basic Black and adhered it to the card with Stampin’ Dimensionals. My fish is from the By the Tide Stamp Set and is heat embossed in Black Stampin’ Emboss Powder and cut out with my Paper Snips. Some Silver Foil Sheet punched out with the Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack and a standard hole punch make the bubbles.

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The greeting is from the May Paper Pumpkin Kit and is stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black on adhesive cork sheet and cut out with the Word Bubbles Framelits.

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I really love using cork sheet, it cuts nicely with our Framelits and takes ink pretty well. The stamps that come with the Paper Pumpkin kits are some of my favorites too!

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My final card uses our featured accessory Bakers Twine. The base for this card is Soft Sky and the background is s piece of So Saffron that is embossed with the Decorative Dots Textured Impressions Embossing Folder from Sale-A-Bration that is in the new Catalog! I used the Something for Baby Stamp Set* to stamp the safety pins and heat embossed them in Silver Stampin’ Emboss Powder, I think it gives a nice real look to them.

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They are cut out with the Baby’s First Framelits*, love matching Framelits don’t you?! Next up I cut out a piece of Soft Sky with the same Framelits and used the Eclectic Paper-Piercing Pack* to pierce around the edge. A needle and White Bakers Twine sew the twine through the piercing.

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My greeting is from the Baby, We’ve Grown Stamp Set from the Occasions Catalog, it’s carried over! I stamped it in Soft Sky and punched it out with the Extra Large Oval Punch. Stampin’ Dimensionals hold all of the elements to the card. I think that the sewn Bakers Twine adds so much along with the silver safety pins. A fun card to welcome in a new little one!

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And that’s a wrap on my second Creation Station post! I really hope that you enjoyed the projects and sneak peeks at some of the new 2014-2015 Annual Catalog* goodies! Now you are off to see what Jen Arkfeld has created for you. I’m sure that you win’t be disappointed! Thanks so much for coming along, I really hope that you enjoyed yourself! Have a super Sunday! 🙂

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Full Blog Tour List:

Jen Arkfeld

Ilina Crouse

Kathy Kartak

Cindy Beach

Teneale Williams

Sarah Levin

Heidi Boos

Jennifer Frost

Kallan Quinn

Jennifer Downey

Deborah Smart

Justin Krieger – That’s Me! LOL!

*2014-2015 Annual Catalog

Stampin’ Up! products used:

Card 1:

Card Stock: Lost Lagoon*, Blushing Bride and Very Vanilla

Ink: Lost Lagoon and Blushing Bride Classic Stampin’ Ink

Specialty Ink: Versa-Mark

Stampin’ Emboss Powder: Gold

Stamp Sets: Work of Art* and Really Good Greetings Clear Mount

Framelits: Hearts Collection

Punches: Small Heart and Owl Builder

Embellishments: Tea Lace Paper Doilies

Tools: Big Shot, Occasions Paper-Piercing Pack, Paper-Piercing Tool, Heat Tool, Stamp-a-ma-jig, Brayer, Stampin’ Dimensionals and SNAIL

Card 2:
Card Stock: Basic Black and Whisper White
Specialty Card Stock: Silver Foil Sheet
Ink: Island Indigo, Lost Lagoon*, Pool Party and Soft Sky Classic Stampin’ Ink and Memento Tuxedo Black
Specialty Ink: Versa-Mark
Stampin’ Emboss Powder: Basic Black
Framelits: Word Bubbles
Embossing Folder: Chevron
Tools: Big Shot, Paper Snips, Stamp-a-ma-jig, Heat Tool, Stampin’ Dimensionals and SNAIL
Card 3:
Card Stock: Soft Sky, So Saffron and Whisper White
Ink: Soft Sky Classic Stampin’ Ink
Specialty Ink Versa-Mark
Stampin’ Emboss Powder: Black
Stamp Sets: Something for Baby* and Baby, We’ve Grown Clear Mount
Framelits: Baby’s First
Punch: Extra Large Oval
Tools: Big Shot, Eclectic Paper-Piercing Pack*, Paper-Piercing Tool, Heat Tool, Stampin’ Dimensionals and SNAIL

Mojo 340

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It was another very nice day here again yesterday. The temperature got up into the low 60’s and the sun was out all day. After that Winter I’m really appreciating the nice weather! Work was busy but I did get to take a field trip to one of my favorite places, the Apple Store. I had to pick up an iMac for the COO. After work I went to my parents for dinner and my brother, his wife and little Daniel were there. He really is just the cutest, happiest little guy. He has a great smile and laughs all the time. Taylor was there too and she got a tattoo for her birthday of Zero from the Nightmare Before Christmas, her favorite movie. After, I came home and crafted for a bit and attempted to get my stuff together for my taxes, it just dawned on me that I only have 5 days left! LOL!

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

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I decided that I wanted to make a card that only used Photopolymer Stamps. The new ones in the last two Paper Pumpkin kits are Photopolymer so I included them too! I also wanted to use some different colors. My card starts off with a base of Daffodil Delight Card Stock and the background is a piece of Chocolate Chip. My tilted panel is Very Vanilla and the chevron stamp is from last month’s Paper Pumpkin kit. I stamped it in Rich Razzleberry, Melon Mambo and Tangerine Tango on opposite sides of the top and bottom. A piece of Daffodil Delight 1/4″ Stitched Grosgrain Ribbon is adhered around the back and then I adhered the panel to the card base with SNAIL. The three circles are from the February Paper Pumpkin kit and are also stamped in Rich Razzleberry, Melon Mambo and Tangerine Tango. I cut the large circle out with the Circles Collection Framelits, I originally used the 1 3/4″ Circle Punch but there was a white border around the circle that just didn’t fit with the look of the card. The other two circles are punched out with the 1 3/8″ and 1″ Circle Punches. The greeting is from the Show and Tell 2 Photopolymer Stamp Set and is stamped in Chocolate Chip on a piece of Daffodil Delight which I flagged the right side of before adhering it and the circles to the card with Stampin’ Dimensionals. A Brights Collection Designer Button adhered to the ribbon with a Mini Glue Dot finishes off the card. I really like the retro feel of the card which I attribute to the colors. Often times I take color inspiration from a DSP, but I was proud of myself for coming up with a funky color combination! I hope you are inspired to try some different color combinations yourself and that you enjoyed my card for this week’s Mojo Monday sketch challenge. I appreciate your visit and hope that you have an amazing day!

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Stampin’ Up! products used:

Card Stock: Daffodil Delight, Chocolate Chip and Very Vanilla

Ink: Rich Razzleberry, Melon Mambo, Tangerine Tango and Chocolate Chip Classic Stampin’ Ink

Stamp Sets: Show and Tell 2 and Paper Pumpkin Photopolymer

Framelits: Circles Collection

Punches: 1 3/8″ and 1″ Circle

Embellishments: Daffodil Delight 1/4″ Stitched Grosgrain Ribbon and Brights Collection Designer Buttons

Tools: Big Shot, Paper Snips, Sticky Strip, Mini Glue Dots, 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 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!

Retro Scallop Garden Thanks

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Wow! Sunday already?! Time is just chugging along! LOL! I had a nice day yesterday, I got some projects finished in the morning and then headed into Manhattan with Anthony and Bill to see Harmony Sweepstakes at the Miller Theater at Columbia University. We had a great time and it was sold out! Andrew and his group Satellite Lane won Audience Favorite for the second year in a row! They also won for best choreography! Congratulations to them on two well deserved wins! We hit up the diner after and I had some pancakes, haven’t had those in a while! I did manage to snap two quick pictures, the first one is of the outside of the theater…

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And here is of one of the statues that stands outside a set of gates next to the theater. If you click on the picture and look he has six toes, I thought that was interesting!

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Every so often when I’m working on a project I stop for a bit and make a just for fun card. I know, it’s odd that when you are working on craft projects that you would stop and make another one to take a break but that’s what I do! Today’s card is one of those.

The card uses a base of Whisper White Card Stock and I covered the entire front with a piece of Kaleidoscope Designer Series Paper. Two strips of Retro Fresh Designer Washi Tape go across the bottom. The tag is made using the Scallop Tag topper Punch. I trimmed the sides off to get a thinner tag and stamped the tag with one of the Paper Pumpkin Stamps in Gumball Green. The flower and leaves are from the Secret Garden Stamp Set and are both cut out with the Secret Garden Framelits. The leaves are stamped in Gumball Green and the Flower is heat embossed with White Stampin’ Emboss Powder on Daffodil Delight and sponged with some White Craft Ink. My greeting is from the Oh, Hello Stamp Set and is heat embossed in Tangerine Tango on a piece of Vellum Card Stock and adhered just under the flower. The tag has some White Bakers Twine on the top and Stampin’ Dimensionals adhere it to the card. I really am having fun with Vellum lately, it adds so much to a card. I also like the subtle background with the bold colors. I hope you enjoyed today’s just for fun card! I appreciate your taking some time to come and see what I’m up to and hope you have a lovely Sunday! 🙂

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Stampin’ Up! products used:

Card Stock: Whisper White and Daffodil Delight

Specialty Card Stock: Vellum

Designer Series Paper: Kaleidoscope

Ink: Gumball Green Classic Stampin’ Ink

Specialty Ink: Versa-Mark

Stampin’ Emboss Powder: Tangerine Tango and White

Stamp Sets: Secret Garden, Oh, Hello and Paper Pumpkin Clear Mount

Framelits: Secret Garden

Punch: Scallop Tag Topper

Embellishments: White Bakers Twine

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

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Secret Garden CM

Kaleidoscope Designer Series Paper

Secret Garden Framelits

Scallop Tag Topper Punch

Retro Fresh This And That Designer Washi Tape

White Stampin' Emboss Powder

Tangerine Tango Stampin' Emboss Powder

White Bakers Twine

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!

Pals Paper Arts 195

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I had a nice Saturday and hope that you did too! I watched the munchkins in the morning for a little bit while Kim went to kickboxing. Isabella and Savannah are two of the most well behaved little girls. Izzy loves to color and play on her iPad and Savannah is content to sit in her bed and watch Frozen and bounce on her pillow. I hung out with Kim for a bit when she got back and we watched Zedd’s iTunes SXSW performance. I do love all kinds of music and his EDM (Electronic Dance Music) is great! After I went and got a much needed haircut, came home and crafted for a bit and then went over to my friend Louis’ parents house to see his sister and her two little boys. We had some pizza for dinner and I came home and started on my organization plan. A busy but great day! This morning I’m off to Manhattan for a bit, it’s supposed to be in the 30’s so I should be able to wander for a bit. 🙂

For my post today I have my card for this week’s Pals Paper Arts challenge and this time it’s a color challenge…

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Some nice Spring colors need some butterflies don’t you think?! My card base is Whisper White Card Stock. I stamped the greeting from the Perfect Pennants Stamp Set in Rose Red right on the base. A piece of Wild Wasabi is cut out with the Hexagon Hive Thinlits Die and some of the bottom is trimmed off. The So Saffron hexagons in the hive are created with my Stamp-a-ma-jig and the Geometrical Stamp Set. Three tickets from the That’s the Ticket Stamp Set are stamped in Rose Red on So Saffron and punched out with the Ticket Duo Builder Punch and a mini staple holds them together. My butterflies are stamped with one of the stamps from a Paper Pumpkin Set in Rose Red on Rose Red and punched out with the Bitty Butterfly Punch. Three Basic Jewels Pearls make the bodies and Stampin’ Dimensionals adhere them to the card. A nice simple spring card, lets hope that it hurries the warmer weather along! And there it is, my card for this week’s Pals Paper Arts color challenge. I hope you enjoyed it and thanks for stopping by! Enjoy your Sunday! 🙂

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Stampin’ Up! products used:

Card Stock: Whisper White, Wild Wasabi, So Saffron and Rose Red

Ink: Rose Red Classic Stampin’ Ink

Stamp Sets: Perfect Pennants, That’s the Ticket, Geometrical and Paper Pumpkin Clear Mount

Thinlit: Hexagon Hive

Punches: Ticket Duo Builder and Bitty Butterfly

Embellishments: Basic Jewels Pearls

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

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Geometrical CM

Hexagon Hive Thinlits Die

Bitty Butterfly Punch

Ticket Duo Punch

Basic Pearls

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!

Mojo 334

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Yeah! Thursday! One more day to go until… FRIDAY! It snowed here yesterday morning but thankfully it didn’t amount to anything. We are supposed to get another storm on Sunday night, fingers crossed that it’s not snow and rain instead! I had a nice day yesterday. The best part was doing my Stampin’ Up! Webinar last night. It was the same one that I did at Leadership, Pinteresting. Thank you to all of you that joined in and if you missed it it will we posted sometime next week on the Demonstrator site. I also want to thank Katie Adams and Brian Pilling for their assistance last night. You guys are awesome! 🙂

Today’s post is for this week’s Mojo Monday sketch challenge. I love it when they mix it up and this week is one of those weeks that they did just that. Julee Tilman has given us this tall skinny sketch…

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This was one of those times that I knew exactly what I was going to do when I saw the sketch! My card starts off with a base of Whisper White Card Stock and the background consists of four layers. The top one is just a simple piece of Sahara Sand. The bottom three are Crisp Cantaloupe, Pool Party and Pistachio Pudding. I used my Fringe Scissors on each piece and overlapped them. My tag is created with the Scallop Tag Topper Punch and some Sweet Sorbet Designer Series Paper backed with a piece of Whisper White to make it a little more sturdy. I tied a piece of twine from the Sweet Sorbet Accessory Pack throughout the top of the tag and mounted it to the card with Stampin’ Dimensionals. The bird is from the Natures’s Hello Host(ess) Stamp Set and is stamped in Pool Party and cut out with the Backyard Basics Framelits. Behind him is a piece of Pistachio Pudding that I stamped with one of the stamps form this month’s Paper Pumpkin Kit in Pistachio Pudding and punched out with the 1 3/4″ Circle Punch. Behind that is a piece of Summer Starfruit that is punched out with the 2 3/8″ Scallop Circle Punch. I adhered it to the tag and done! I really do like the stamps in the Nature’s Hello Stamp Set, they are neat because they have the greeting inside the image. Hopefully the Fringe Scissors with be back in stock soon, they are so much fun! Thank you very much for stopping by to see my Mojo Monday card for this week’s sketch challenge. I hope that you all have a terrific Thursday and I’ll see you back here tomorrow for my Fab Friday Design Team card. I did something a little different and you’ll have to let me know what you think! 🙂

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Stampin’ Up! products used:

Card Stock: Whisper White, Sahara Sand, Crisp Cantaloupe, Pool Party, Pistachio Pudding and Summer Starfruit

Designer Series Paper: Sweet Sorbet

Ink: Pool Party and Pistachio Pudding Classic Stampin’ Ink

Stamp Set: Nature’s Hello Host(ess) Clear Mount

Framelits: Backyard Basics

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

Embellishments: Sweet Sorbet Accessory Pack

Tools: Big Shot, Fringe Scissors, Stampin’ Dimensionals and SNAIL

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Sweet Sorbet DSP

Backyard Basics Framelits

Fringe Scissors

Scallop Tag Topper Punch

1 3:4%22 Circle Punch

2 3:8%22 Scallop Circle Punch

Sweet Sorbet Accessory Pack

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 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

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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.

Pals Paper Arts 179 x 2!

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Happy Saturday! Wow, am I glad that week is over! It was super busy at work but I did manage to get some stuff done today… whew! It’s supposed to rain today, tomorrow and Monday on and off but it will be warmer so I’m ok with that. I did get some fun news this week that I have been waiting to share with you but I can’t hold it in any longer! I have been asked to do a  presentation at Leadership in Houston Texas in January!! How cool is that?! I’m really excited about it and a little nervous but I’ll feel better once I get my presentation together. Hopefully I will see some of you there! 🙂

Today I have not one but two cards for this week’s Pals Paper Arts color challenge. Thanks to Cindy for choosing me for her pick last week! You can see my original post here and the Pals post here. This week they have given us these colors to work with…

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It took me a little while to get going on what I was going to do. As I mentioned I ended up making two cards because I wasn’t thrilled with the first one. My first card used a piece of Eastern Elegance Designer Series Paper to cover the whole front of a card base of Whisper White Card Stock. The main panel is a piece of Rich Razzleberry behind a piece of Crumb Cake that I adhered a piece of Rich Razzleberry that I cut out with the Lattice Bigz Die. The butterflies are from the Beautiful Butterflies Bigz Die, one is Vellum Card Stock that I embossed with the Perfect Polkadots Textured Impressions Embossing Folder and the other is a piece of Crushed Curry that I stamped in Crushed Curry with one of the Paper Pumpkin Stamps. My greeting is from the Happy Day Stamp Set and is stamped in Rich Razzleberry, the ends are flagged and behind it is a piece of Rich Razzleberry that I also embossed with the Perfect Polkadots Textured Impressions Embossing Folder. A few Basic Jewels Pearls on the butterfly complete the card. I don’t hunk I have ever covered the whole card front with DSP before but I like it!

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My second card starts off with a base of Crumb Cake Card Stock. I created the background by stamping the Positively Chevron Background Stamp in Crushed Curry on Crushed Curry. My flag is a piece of Rich Razzleberry that I punched out the left side with the Chevron Border Punch. Some Crumb Cake pieces also punched out with the Chevron Border Punch are adhered along the right. The Crumb Cake flag is stamped with one of the Paper Pumpkin Stamps in Crumb Cake and all of the pieces are mounted to the card with Stampin’ Dimensionals. My greeting is from the A Dozen Thoughts Stamp Set and is stamped in Rich Razzleberry right on the background. Now that is one card that’s full of chevrons!

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I think I’m going to go with the first card for my entry. You can let me know which one you prefer by leaving me a comment, I always enjoy hearing what you think! Thanks so much for checking in with me today to see my double Pals Paper Arts cards for this week’s color challenge. Enjoy all that your Saturday has to offer! 🙂

Stampin’ Up! products used:

Card 1:

Card Stock: Whisper White, Rich Razzleberry, Crumb Cake and Crushed Curry

Specialty Card Stock: Vellum

Designer Series Paper: Eastern Elegance

Ink: Rich Razzleberry and Crushed Curry Classic Stampin’ Ink

Stamp Sets: Happy Day and Paper Pumpkin Clear Mount

Bigz Dies: Beautiful Butterflies and Lattice

Embossing Folder: Perfect Polkadots

Embellishments: Basic Jewels Pearls

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

Happy Day CM

Eastern Elegance DSP

Beautifile Butterflies Bigz Die

Lattice Bigz Die

Perfect Polka Dots Texture Embossing Folder

Basic Pearls

Card 2:

Card Stock: Crumb Cake, Crushed Curry and Rich Razzleberry

Ink: Crushed Curry, Crumb Cake and Rich Razzleberry Classic Stampin’ Ink

Stamp Sets: A Dozen Thoughts, Positively Chevron Background and Paper Pumpkin Clear Mount

Punch: Chevron Border

Tools: Paper Snips, 2-Way Glue, Stamp-a-ma-jig, Stampin’ Dimensionals and SNAIL

A Dozen Thoughts CM

Positively Chevron CM

Chevron Border Punch

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.

Freshly Made Sketches 110

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CORRECTION One of my readers, Mary, was kind enough to point out that I used the wrong name for the Stamp Set and Framelits. It should be Backyard Basics not Secret Garden. Thank you Mary! Time to stop typing my post after midnight! 🙂

Hello there peeps! How is it going? Me, well… like I said yesterday work is insanely busy. We have a conference tomorrow and all of the last minute stuff needs to be done today. What that really means is that everything needs to be done today! I did have another nice quiet evening at home last night. I sat at my craft desk and puttered around. It was very productive too, I got three cards made. Love it when that happens!

Before I get to today’s post it’s Thursday and that means it’s time for Stampin’ Up!’s one day specials. This is the last round of Thank you Thursday specials and it features Chevron Ribbon! You can see them below and click here to place an order for these and any other goodies you might need!

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Today have my card for this week’s Freshly Made Sketches. This week our sketch is provided by the talented Rita…

Freshly Made Sketches #110

I really like the fact that it has symmetry but is off just a little. The base of my card is So Saffron Card Stock and the background is a piece of Very Vanilla that I embossed with the Honeycomb Textured Impressions Embossing Folder. The three bees are from the Backyard Basics Stamp Set Secret Garden Stamp Set and are stamped in Jet Black Staz-On and cut out with the coordinating Backyard Basics Framelits Dies Secret Garden Framelits Dies. I punched a piece of So Saffron out with the Hexagon Punch and the bees and hexagon are adhered to the card with Stampin’ Dimensionals. The greeting is from one of the Paper Pumpkin Kits and is cut out with the Itty Bitty Banners Framelits Dies. I threaded some Linen Thread through one of the Subtles Designer Buttons and adhered it with a Mini Glue Dot to complete the card. I love the softness of the So Saffron with the Very Vanilla and the bees are just neat! I appreciate you stopping by to see my card for this week’s Freshly Made Sketches challenge from Rita. I hope that everyone has a good Thursday! 🙂

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Stampin’ Up! products used:

Card Stock: So Saffron and Very Vanilla

Ink: Jet Black Staz-On

Stamp Sets: Backyard Basics Secret Garden and Paper Pumpkin Kit Clear Mount

Framelits: Bitty Banners and Backyard Basics Secret Garden

Embossing Folder: Honeycomb

Embellishments: Subtles Designer Buttons and Linen Thread

Tools: Big Shot, Mini Glue Dots, Stampin’ Dimensionals and SNAIL

Secret Garden CM

Secret Garden Framelits

Bitty Banners Framelits

Honeycomb Texture Impressions EF

Hexagon Punch

Subtles Designer Buttons

Linen Thread

Current Promotions:

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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.

Mojo 311

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Happy Tuesday! I forgot that I have a four day week this week because I’m going on a little trip on Thursday night. I’ll tell you more about it on Friday! I’m quite excited about it! It is definitely feeling fall like here, windy and rainy yesterday morning but it cleared up in the afternoon and it’s 48 degrees this morning. Lot’s of catch up before I leave too. So much to do and so little time, isn’t that how it always works?!?!

Today I have my card for this week’s Mojo Monday sketch challenge and the sketch this week is provided by Julee Tilman…

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I just received this month’s Paper Pumpkin in the mail today and I love it as always. I was inspired by the card and decided to used the stamps and the color ink pad today. The base of my card is Crumb Cake Card Stock. A piece of Epic Day This & That Designer Series Paper with a piece of Midnight Muse that I punched with the Scallop Edge Border Punch along with a strip and a circle of Silver Glimmer Paper creates the backdrop. The greeting is stamped on a piece of Whisper White that I punched along the top with the Envelope Punch Board to create the file folder look. A strip of Pool Party and a piece of 1/8″ Silver Ribbon goes across the bottom. I used the Chevron Border Punch to punch out some Midnight Muse for the three chevrons on the left. I really do think that the Paper Pumpkin Kits are fun and I love all of the stamps that come with them. I hope you enjoyed my card for this week’s Mojo Monday sketch challenge and thank you for coming by. Have a terrific Tuesday! 🙂

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Stampin’ Up! products used:

Card Stock: Crumb Cake, Midnight Muse, Whisper White and Pool Party

Designer Series Paper: Epic Day This and That

Specialty Paper: Silver Glimmer

Ink: Midnight Muse Classic Stampin’ Ink

Stamp Set: September Paper Pumpkin

Punches: Scallop Edge Border Chevron Border and 1 3/8″ Circle Punch

Embellishment: 1/8″ Silver Ribbon

Tools: Envelope Punch Board, Sticky Strip, Stampin’ Dimensionals and SNAIL

This and That Epic Day DSP

Silver Glimmer Paper

Envelope Punch Board

Chevron Border Punch

Scallop Edge Border Punch

1 3:8%22 Circle Punch

Silver 1:8%22 Ribbon

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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 Another Thank You. It’s a completely clear stamping option you are going to love!

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

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