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So after all of that rain that we had yesterday, and I think they said that we got around 6 inches, the sun came out around noon and it turned out to be a beautiful afternoon! We got up to 68 degrees, made the rain yesterday sort of worth it. It was so nice to go outside and feel the warm sun and not have to wear a jacket! And today is Friday! What could be better than that! I don’t have anything specific planned for the weekend with the exception of some projects to make. It should be a great weekend too because I get my Catalog pre-order today, yes I overnighted it! The addiction continues! LOL!

My post for today is a big one. I have been asked to join the SplitCoast Creative Crew again! I had so much fun making the projects when I was on last year I was happy to join the talented group of 24 people this time around! I have four projects for you today, three cards and a mini album. Lets get to them!

My first card is for the DSP/Color Focus: Daffodil Delight, Island Indigo, Gumball Green, Smoky Slate. We are asked to use a technique of our choosing that imitates our watercolor wonder designer papers. I love the Watercolor Wonder Designer Series Paper so here is my take. The base of the card is Island Indigo Card Stock. I used a piece of Gumball Green and Daffodil Delight to create the mat for my piece of Watercolor Card Stock. Using the Flower Shop Stamp Set I inked the stamp in Island Indigo, Gumball Green and Daffodil Delight. I spritzed them each time with water from my Stampin’ Spritzer and stamped each one three times to create the background. I stamped them again in the same colors on some Whisper White and punched them out with the Pansy Punch. My leaves are from the Secret Garden Stamp Set and are stamped in Basic Gray and cut out with the Secret Garden Framelits. The leaves are adhered to the background with Multi-Purpose Glue and the flowers with Stampin’ Dimensionals. My greeting is from the Quite the Pair Stamp Set and is stamped in Smoky Slate and cut out with my Paper Snips. I really do love the effect that spritzing water on the stamp gives the image and the colors are nice and bright!

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My next card is for the Catalog Focus: scoring tools. We are asked to use all or one of these scoring tools-Simply Scored Tool, Simply Scored Borders Plate and/or Simply Scored Diagonal Plate to add interest to a gatefold card. My card base is Daffodil Delight Card Stock cut so it’s a gatefold card. The two Whisper White panels on the front are created using the Simply Scored Diagonal Plate. It gives it a lattice like look. The flowers and butterfly are from the Polka-Dot Pieces Stamp Set and are stamped in Melon Mambo, Island Indigo and Night of Navy. I used the 1 3/4″ and 1 1/4″ Scallop Circle Punches and the Elegant Butterfly Punch to punch them out. I created a belly band from a piece of Pear Pizzaz and adhered all of my stamped images to it with SNAIL and Stampin’ Dimensionals. My greeting is from the A Round Array Stamp Set and is stamped in Night of Navy and punched out with the 7/8″ Scallop Circle Punch. I love the lattice look behind the flowers and the colors are inspired by the Gingham Garden Designer Series Paper. A fun simple card, don’t you think?!

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My third card is for the Holiday Focus: National Photograph Month. We are asked to create a card that looks like a photograph by putting a border around our image and making the image glossy. You may use On Film Framelits or make your own, you may use Window Sheets for glossiness or Crystal Effects. My card starts off with a base of Whisper White Card Stock. The background is a piece of Soft Suede that I stamped in Soft Suede with the Hardwood Background Stamp. My greeting is from the A Dozen Thoughts Stamp Set and is heat embossed with White Stampin’ Emboss Powder. The stamped images are from the Secret Garden Stamp Set, the flowers are stamped in Elegant Eggplant and the leaves in Garden Green. I masked them off to give it a more realistic look. A piece of Whisper White is cut out with the On Film Framelits. I adhered it and a piece of Window Sheet to the Soft Sky stamped piece and the to the card. Very clever the way the Window Sheet does really make it look like a glossy photo, I’ll definitely do that again!

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The final project is for the Scrapbook and More Focus: Mini Books. I used the new Project Life by Stampin’ Up! Cards, Stamps and Framelits to create my mini book. The cover and back are Bermuda Bay and Pear Pizzaz that I cut out with the Project Life Cars & Labels Framelits Dies. On the cover I cut the speech bubble out with the Word Bubbles Framelits and stamped the stars from the Project Life Point & Click Photopolymer Stamp Set in Basic Black. The NYC is from the Sans & Stripes Photopolymer Stamp Set and is also stamped in Basic Black. All of the pages in the middle are the cards from the Everyday Adventure Project Life Cards Collection and I rounded the corners using the Project Life Corner Rounder. I used the Washi tape from the Everyday Adventure Project Life Accessory Pack to “hold” the photos in place and some Bermuda Bay 1/8″ Taffeta Ribbon to hold the cards together. I love the way you can see the photo on the first page through the Word Bubble! A fun simple mini book using the new Project Life by Stampin’ Up! line. Pretty neat huh?!

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Selfies with some of my peeps in a little pocket album, what could be better than that! LOL! I hope that you enjoyed my rather lengthy post today for my projects for this month’s SplitCoast Creative Crew Design Team challenges. I had a great time making them! You can see the rest of the design teams projects by heading over to SplitCoast and searching for CreativeCrew. Thank you very much for spending a little extra time with me today, I hope that you have an awesome Friday! 🙂

Stampin’ Up! products used:

Designer Series Paper Focus Card:

Card Stock: Island Indigo, Gumball Green, Daffodil Delight and Whisper White

Specialty Card Stock: Watercolor

Ink: Island Indigo, Gumball Green, Daffodil Delight and Smoky Slate Classic Stampin’ Ink

Stamp Sets: Flower Shop, Secret Garden and Quite the Pair Clear Mount

Framelits: Secret Garden

Punch: Pansy

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

Catalog Focus Card:

Card Stock: Daffodil Delight and Whisper White

Ink: Melon Mambo, Island Indigo and Night of Navy Classic Stampin’ Ink

Stamp Sets: Polka-Dot Pieces and A Round Array Clear Mount

Punches: 1 3/4″, 1 1/4″ and 7/8″ Scallop Circle and Elegant Buttefly

Tools: Simply Scored, Simply Scored Diagonal Plate, Sticky Strip, Stampin’ Dimensionals and SNAIL

Holiday Focus Card:

Card Stock: Whisper White, Soft Suede and Soft Sky

Ink: Elegant Eggplant and Garden Green Classic Stampin’ Ink

Specialty Ink: Versa-Mark

Stampin’ Emboss Powder: White

Stamps: Secret Garden, Delightful Dozen and Hardwood Clear Mount

Framelits: On Film

Tools: Big Shot, Stamp-a-ma-jig, Heat Tool, Multi-Purpose Glue and SNAIL

Mini Book:

Card Stock: Bermuda Bay and Pear Pizzaz

Specialty: Window Sheet

Ink: Basic Black Classic Stampin’ Ink

Stamp Sets: Project Life Point & Click and Sans & Stripes Alphabet Photopolymer

Framelits: Word Bubbles and Project Life Cards & Labels

Journaling Cards: Project Life Everyday Adventure

Embellishments: Project Life Everyday Adventure Pack and Bermuda Bay 1/8″ Taffeta Ribbon

Tools: Big Shot and SNAIL

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SplitCoast Creative Crew April Challenges

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Another speedy weekend and back to Monday we go. I did have a very nice weekend. Saturday night I went to see my friend Andrew’s Acapella group perform and they won! After that my friend Heather and I went to John’s Pizzeria in the Theater District for a very late dinner. I will tell you that the pizza is amazing! If you are ever in Manhattan put that on your list of places you must go to eat! Yesterday I worked on the Christening invites, everything is cut and stamped I just have to assemble them. A very busy but productive weekend! I hope that you had a good weekend and some family time on Easter Sunday.

Today I have my post for this month’s SplitCoast Creative Crew Challenges. This is my last month as a guest designer with them and I have to say it has been a lot of fun. A very nice group with some really good challenges, I enjoyed every one of them. Today I have three cards for you, all very different. One modern one, a semi-vintage one and a nice manly one!

The first card is for the DSP/Color Focus. They ask: It’s almost time to say goodbye to the 2011 In Colors. This month, show us the beauty of Island Indigo, Calypso Coral, Wisteria Wonder, Lucky Limeade and Pool Party! To challenge yourself, focus on your least favorite of these colors. I didn’t focus on my least favorite colors because I actually like all of the 2011-2013 In-Colors and will miss the ones that are going away. I did decide to go very modern and simple with my card though. The base is Basic Gray Card Stock that I cut to 8 1/2″ x 4 3/4″ and folded. The panels are Calypso Coral and Pool Party. I stamped the images in the same colors from the Beyond Plaid Stamp Set and rounded two of each panels corners with the 3/16″ Corner Rounder. The greeting is from the Sweet Essentials Stamp Set and is stamped in Versa-Mark and heat embossed with Pool Party Stampin’ Emboss Powder. I flagged the right side of the piece and adhered it to the card with Stampin’ Dimensionals. I really like the simple modern look and I have been really into leaving things off the edge of the card lately.

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The second card I have for you is for the Creative Focus. They ask: This month, let’s show off our new paper piercing tools! Located on Page 181 of the Main Catalog and on Page 27 & 36 of the Spring Catalog, these can add a great accent to any project! Challenge yourself to add piercing to your card in a new way. If you don’t have the paper piercing tool, use a pushpin! Now we all know that I love a little paper-piercing! I wanted to try it on vellum and I’m really happy with the way it turned out. The base of the card is Naturals White Card Stock. I stamped the greeting from the One in a Million Stamp Set in Early Espresso. The layers in the middle start with a Tea Lace Paper Doily. Next up I took a piece of Tea for Two Designer Series Paper and a piece of Vellum Card Stock and held them together while I used the 1/2 Circle Punch to create the ticket corners on them. I then used the Essentials Paper-Piercing Pack and my Paper-Piercing Tool to pierce around the piece of vellum. Some SNAIL holds the vellum to the DSP. A piece of Bashful Blue is flagged on either end and pierced across the top and bottom edges. The butterfly is form the Beautiful Butterflies Bigz Die and is cut from Calypso Coral. I embossed it using the Perfect Polkadots Textured Impressions Embossing Folder, adhered it to the flagged piece with SNAIL and to the card with Stampin’ Dimensionals. A pice of Lucky Limeade is punched out with the 7/8″ Scallop Circle Punch and is used to back the 5/8″ Flower Trim that is adhered with Mini Glue Dots. The little butterfly on the bottom is a piece of Calypso Coral that I cut out with the Beautiful Wings Embosslit and adhered with Stampin’ Dimensionals too. I’m so happy with the piercing on the vellum. It’s so nice and crisp!

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My final card is for the Holiday Focus. For this one they ask: Holiday focus: Let’s make cards for the men in our lives! I need these often, and I don’t make them enough. Challenge yourself by using a non-masculine set to make your masculine card or by trying a new technique. I knew exactly what set I wanted to use but I mixed it with a set that I don’t normally think of for masculine cards. The card starts off with a base of Early Espresso Card Stock. I used the Chevron Textured impressions Embossing Folder with some Pool Party Core’dinations Card Stock, I distressed it with that Stampin’ Distress Tool, then adhered it to the card base with SNAIL. The two flagged pieces are adhesive cork shelf liner that I cut out with the Hearts a Flutter Framelits Dies. The circle and #%&@! are from the Dude, You’re Welcome Kit. The circle is stamped in Pool Party and punched out with the 2 1/2″ Circle Punch. The #%&@! is stamped in Early Espresso and cut out with my Paper Snips. Both are adhered to each other and to the card with Stampin’ Dimensionals. The Happy and Birthday are from the Memorable Moments Stamp Set, are stamped in Early Espresso and punched out with the Ticket Duo Builder Punch. They too are adhered with Stampin’ Dimensionals. I guess it doesn’t get more masculine than a fill in the blank swear word in the middle of the card!

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I hope that you enjoyed my cards for this month’s SplitCoast Creative Crew Challenges. I want to thank the crew again for inviting me to a part of their team for the past four months. I had a great time! Thank you for coming by to see what I was up to today. I hope you have a pleasant Monday!

Card 1 Stampin’ Up! products used:

Card Stock: Basic Gray, Pool Party and Calypso Coral

Ink: Pool Party and Calypso Coral Classic Stampin’ Ink

Specialty Ink: Versa-Mark

Stamp Sets: Beyond Plaid and Sweet Essentials Clear Mount

Embossing Powder: Pool Party

Tools: Heat Tool, 3/16′ Corner Rounder, Paper Snips, Stampin’ Dimensionals and SNAIL

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Sweet Essentials CM

1:2%22 Circle Punch

3:16%22 Corner Rounder

Pool Party Stampin' Emboss Powder

Card 2 Stampin’ Up! products used:

Card Stock: Naturals White, Calypso Coral, Bashful Blue and Lucky Limeade

Specialty Card Stock: Vellum

Designer Series Paper: Tea for Two

Stamp Set: One in a Million Clear Mount

Bigz Die: Beautiful Butterflies

Embosslit: Beautiful Wings

Embellishments: Tea Lace Paper Doilies

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

One In A Million CM

Tea for Two DSP

Beautifile Butterflies Bigz Die

Beautiful Wings Embosslit

Essentials Paper-Piercing Pack

Perfect Polka Dots Texture Embossing Folder

7:8%22 Scallop Circle Punch

5:8%22 Flower Trim

Tea Lace Paper Doilies

Card 3 Stampin’ Up! products used:

Card Stock: Early Espresso and Very Vanilla

Specialty Card Stock: Pool Party Core’dinations

Ink: Pool Party and Early Espresso Classic Stampin’ Ink

Stamp Sets: Dude, You’re Welcome Kit and Memorable Moments Clear Mount

Framelits: Hearts a Flutter

Embossing Folder: Chevron

Punches: 2 1/2″ Circle Punch and Ticket Duo Builder Punch

Tools: Big Shot, Stampin’ Sanding System, Stampin’ Dimensionals and SNAIL

NON SU!: Adhesive Cork Shelf Liner

Dude, You're Welcome Kit

Memorable Moments CM

Pool Party Core'dinations

Chevron Textured Impressions Embossing Folder

Hearts a Flutter Framelits

2 1:2%22 Circle Punch

Ticket Duo Punch

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Do you ever feel the need to make something that means something but don’t think you have the time? Or you like to be creative but don’t want to buy a ton of supplies? Well, you don’t have any excuses anymore! Introducing Paper Pumpkin from Stampin’ Up! Each month you will receive a kit that contains all of the items (except adhesive) that you need to make a project, all for just $19.95. Each kit will ship out on or around the 15th of each month. You can cancel at any time, but who would want to?! Go ahead, sign up and get some crafting therapy for only $19.95 including shipping! Click here now! Don’t forget to choose me as your Demonstrator, Justin Krieger – Bethpage, NY! :-)

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SplitCoast Creative Crew March Challenges

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Oh Monday, why must you arrive so soon?! Did you all have a good weekend? Mine was pretty good. I mentioned that I was going to the Chocolate Expo yesterday and I have to tell you I was not impressed. The place was way too small and there were far too many people and not nearly enough vendors. I think I will cross that off my list for next year! We did go to lunch after and that was fun, so not a total loss!

Today I have my cards for this month’s SplitCoast Creative Crew Challenges. The challenges are quite fun, I have a really good time making the cards for them. They also have a scrapbook page challenge, but I don’t do that one, I will one day! There are three cards in all so let’s get to the first one.

First up I have the card for the Holiday Focus and here is the challenge: Holiday Focus: Travel the road of words. Quote someone. Over the years Stampin’ Up! has quoted many people in their stamp. Use a wonderful quote as a focal point in your project. (You may use any quote that SU! has ever produced, even retired, but you must let us know the year of the stamp and the stampset name.)

I choose the Pursuit of Happiness Stamp Set and the quote is: “Do your little bit of good where you are. It’s those little bits of good put together that overwhelm the world” -Desmond Tutu. I stamped the sentiment on a piece of Window Sheet in Staz-On Opaque White Ink. Along the bottom I adhered a piece of cork shelf liner that I picked up from a home improvement store. The balloons are from the Collage Curios Stamp Set and are stamped in Tangerine Tango and cut out with my Paper Snips. Some Stampin’ Dimensionals adhere them to the Window Sheet. The card itself is a piece of Pacific Point Card stock. I stamped the image from The Open Sea Stamp Set in Pacific Point that I punched out with the 2 1/2″ Circle Punch. I like when you look at the card the balloons seem to float over it. They are like the little bits of good!

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The second card I have for you is for the Catalog Focus Challenge which is: Catalog Focus: Check out the Fan Fair Product Suite in the IBC, pp.106-117. Romance us with Elements of Style or Everything Eleanor. Take us away with Postage Due or Papillon Potpourri. Intrigue us with Daydream Medallions or Nature’s Price. Choose any of the beautiful stamp sets in this suite and amaze us!

I thought it would be neat to mix some of the suite with some Sale-A-Bration. The base of the card is Crumb Cake Card Stock. The main panel is a piece of Fan Fair Designer Series Paper that I backed with a piece of Crumb Cake for a little more heft. I stamped the phone box from the Feeling Sentimental Stamp Set in Riding Hood Red and the greeting is from the Vintage Verses, stamped in Island Indigo. The stamps along the edge are from the Postage Due Stamp Set and are stamped in Riding Hood Red and Island Indigo, I punched them out with the Postage Stamp Punch. The main panel is adhered to the card with Stampin’ Dimensionals. For a little extra I stamped the tickets from the That’s the Ticket Stamp Set in More Mustard, punched them out with the Ticket Duo Builder Punch and held them in place with a clip from the Hung Up Cute Clips Set. I really like the way that all 0f the sets work so well together!

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The third and final card is for the DSP Challenge:DSP/Color Focus: Let’s soar with the wonderful Fan Fair DSP and Island Indigo, which will be gone soon. Create a project with Island indigo and Fan Fair DSP or some of the colors in that DSP. You must use island indigo, though.

A simple birthday card was my thinking for  this challenge. The base of the card is Sahara Sand Card Stock. I used a piece of the Fan Fair Designer Series Paper and backed it with a piece of Island Indigo. The Gossamer Lace Wood Mount Stamp is stamped in Sahara Sand and I used the Essentials Paper-Piercing Pack and Paper-Piercing Tool to pierce the edge. The greeting is from the Best of Birthday’s Stamp Set and is stamped in Island Indigo, I punched it out with the Extra Large Oval Punch. Both pieces are adhered to the card with Stampin’ Dimensionals. It needed a little something more so I cut out some Riding Hood Red with the Beautiful Wings Embosslit and adhered them with some Stampin’ Dimensional pieces. I really like the Gossamer Lace as a backdrop and the piercing looks pretty neat around it.

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I hope that you enjoyed my cards for this month’s SplitCoast Creative Crew Challenge. Head on over to the gallery and see all of the other great projects the rest of the Design Team has come up with. You should play along too and have some fun! Hope to see your creations there. Thanks for taking some time to spend with me today. I hope that you all have a good Monday!

Stampin’ Up! products used:

Card 1:

Card Stock: Pacific Point and Whisper White

Ink: Pacific Point and Tangerine Tango Classic Stampin’ Ink

Specialty Ink: Staz-On Opaque White

Stamp Sets: Pursuit of Happiness, Collage Curios and The Open Sea Clear Mount

Punch: 2 1/2″ Circle

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

Pursuit of Happiness CM

The Open Sea

Collage Curios CM

Card 2:

Card Stock: Crumb Cake and Very Vanilla

Designer Series Paper: Fan Fair

Ink: Riding Hood Red, Island Indigo and More Mustard Classic Stampin’ Ink

Stamp Sets: Postage Due, That’s the Ticket, Feeling Sentimental and Vintage Verses Clear Mount

Punches: Postage Stamp and Ticket Duo Builder

Embellishments: Hung Up Cute Clips

Tools: Stampin’ Dimensionals and SNAIL

Postage Due CM

That's the Ticket CM

Vinatge Verses

Feeling Sentimental

Hung Up Cute Clips

Card 3:

Card Stock: Sahara Sand, Whisper White, Island Indigo and Riding Hood Red

Designer Series Paper: Fan Fair

Ink: Sahara Sand and Island Indigo Classic Stampin’ Ink

Stamp Sets: Best of Birthdays Clear Mount and Gossamer Lace Wood Mount

Embosslits: Beautiful Wings

Punch: Extra Large Oval

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

Best of Birthdays CM

Gossamer Lace WM

Fan Fair DSP

Essentials Paper-Piercing Pack

Beautiful Wings Embosslit

Extra Large Oval Punch

For a limited time you can get the Sent with Love Bundle now through April 30, 2013. It comes with the Sent with Love Clear Mount Stamp set, Sent with Love Designer Series Paper and a package of Calypso Coral Bakers Twine for only $25.50. That’s 20% off the price if you bought them individually!

Sale-A-Bration is here! If you spend $150 you will also get a pack of Silver Glimmer Paper to celebrate Stampin’ Up!’s 25 Anniversary in addition to $25 in Hostess money. Spend $400 (or host a party with $400 in total sales) and you get 8 FREE Sale-A-Bration items, the Silver Glimmer Paper and a Sycamore Street Product Bundle (Stamp Set, Ribbon, Buttons, Designer Series Paper) plus $65 in Hostess money and one item at 50% off. How cool is that?! (Does not include tax and shipping)

Do you ever feel the need to make something that means something but don’t think you have the time? Or you like to be creative but don’t want to buy a ton of supplies? Well, you don’t have any excuses anymore! Introducing Paper Pumpkin from Stampin’ Up! Each month you will receive a kit that contains all of the items (except adhesive) that you need to make a project, all for just $19.95. Each kit will ship out on or around the 15th of each month. You can cancel at any time, but who would want to?! Go ahead, sign up and get some crafting therapy for only $19.95 including shipping! Click here now! Don’t forget to choose me as your Demonstrator, Justin Krieger – Bethpage, NY! :-)

Don’t forget to check out the Anchor Rewards tab at the top. Earn 10 Anchors and get a FREE Stamp Set of your choice from any current catalog. If you purchase $150 worth of product you will be eligible for $25 in Host(ess) dollars to get one of the great new Host(ess) Sets or any other items from the NEW 2012-2013 Catalog or the NEW Spring Catalog!

Splitcoast Creative Crew February Challenges

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Monday… back again! That weekend really flew by! What did you all do for the Super Bowl? I went to my friends house and had a good laugh and played with the little ones. It’s always a good time! I have to order my February 25th Anniversary Stamp Set and the Sent with Love bundle, I can’t wait to get that little plane! Did you order yours yet?!

For today’s post I have my Splitcoast Creative Crew projects for the February challenges. They come up with some good ones over there! I’m going to show you each card and then the products separately at the end. 🙂

My first card is f0r the Focus Challenge. They choose a doily as the product focus this month. I could be a stamped, punched or a paper one, I choose the new Tea Lace Paper Doilies for my project. The base of this card is Whisper White Card Stock. I used the Distressed Dots Background Stamp, inked in Certainly Celery, with some Certainly Celery for my background. Next, I adhered a Tea Lace Paper Doily to the card with SNAIL. The tea cup, and all of the other stamps, are from the Tea Shoppe Stamp Set. The tea cup is stamped in Versa-Mark on Certainly Celery and heat embossed with White Stampin’ Emboss Powder. I used my Sponge Daubers to “color in” some areas using the emboss resist technique with Wisteria Wonder. The greeting at the top is stamped in Wisteria Wonder and punched out with the Extra Large Oval Punch. I backed it with a piece of Whisper White that i cut out with the Labels Collection Framelits Dies and adhered it to the card with Stampin’ Dimensionals. The tea bag is stamped in Wisteria Wonder on Certainly Celery and punched out with the Large Tag Punch (Vintage) and backed with a piece of Whisper White punched out withe the Extra Large Tag Punch. I punched a hole in the top and used some Wisteria Wonder Bakers Twine for the string. I love the Tea Shoppe stamps with the Tea Lace Paper Doilies, they make a fun card!

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Next up we have a Color Challenge. The colors are Raspberry Ripple, Primrose Petals, Pretty in Pink, Very Vanilla and Sahara Sand. The base of my card is Very Vanilla Card Stock. I stamped the Woodgrain Background Stamp in Sahara Sand on Sahara Sand for the background. The greeting and the butterflies are from the Cross My Heart Stamp Set. The greeting is stamped in Raspberry Ripple and cut out with my Paper Snips. For the butterflies I stamped them in Primrose Petals and punched them out with the 1″ Square Punch. Some Pretty in Pink is punched out with the Postage Stamp Punch and used to back the butterflies. All of the elements are adhered to the card with Stampin’ Dimensionals. I think the postage stamps work well around the greeting and I like the woodgrain background.

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For my final card we had a Holiday Challenge. I went with Valentine’s Day since it the next one! The base of my card is Very Vanilla Card Stock. I embossed a piece of Pool Party with the Honeycomb Textured Impressions Embossing Folder for my background. The hearts and flag are form the Hearts a Flutter Stamp Set. The large scallop heart is stamped in Primrose Petals, the smaller heart in Pool Party on Pool Party and the flagged one in Primrose Petals. They are all cut out with the Hearts a Flutter Framelits Collection Dies. The tickets are from the That’s the Ticket Stamp Set and are also stamped in Primrose Petals and I punched them out with the Ticket Duo Builder Punch. All of the elements are adhered to the card with Stampin’ Dimensionals. I love the tickets and the Honeycomb folder is definitely one of my favorites!

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I hope you enjoyed my three projects for the Splitcoast Creative Crew for the February Challenges. Go over to Splitcoast and search the gallery for creativecrew to see what the other team members have come up with! Thank you for stopping by to see me today! I hope that you all have a good day! 🙂

Stampin’ Up! products used for Focus Challenge:

Card Stock: Whisper White and Certainly Celery

Ink: Wisteria Wonder

Specialty Ink: Versa-Mark

Stamp Sets: Tea Shoppe Clear Mount and Distressed Dots Background Wood Mount

Embellishments: White Stampin’ Emboss Powder and Wisteria Wonder Bakers Twine

Framelits: Labels Collection

Punches: Extra Large Oval, Large Tag (Vintage) and Extra Large Tag

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

Tea Shoppe CMDistressed Dots Backgound WM

Labels Collection Framelits DiesExtra Large Oval Punch

Large Tag PunchExtra Large Tag Punch

Tea Lace Paper DoiliesWisteria Wonder Bakers Twine

White Stampin' Emboss Powder

Color Challenge Stampin’ Up! products used:

Card Stock: Very Vanilla, Sahara Sand and Pretty in Pink

Ink: Sahara Sand, Raspberry Ripple and Primrose Petals Classic Stampin’ Ink

Stamp Set: Cross My Heart Clear Mount

Punches: 1″ Square and Postage Stamp

Tools: Stampin’ Dimensionals and SNAIL

Cross My Heart CMWoodgrain WM

1%22 Square PunchPostage Stamp Punch

Holiday Challenge Stampin’ Up! products used:

Card Stock: Very Vanilla and Pool Party

Ink: Pool Party and Primrose Petals Classic Stampin’ Ink

Stamp Sets: Hearts a Flutter and That’s the Ticket Clear Mount

Framelits: Hearts a Flutter

Embossing Folder: Honeycomb

Punch: Ticket Duo Builder

Tools: Big Shot, Stampin’ Dimensionals and SNAIL

Hearts a Flutter CMThat's the Ticket CM

Hearts a Flutter FramelitsHoneycomb Texture Impressions EF

Ticket Duo Punch

For a limited time you can get the Sent with Love Bundle now through April 30, 2013. It comes with the Sent with Love Clear Mount Stamp set, Sent with Love Designer Series Paper and a package of Calypso Coral Bakers Twine for only $25.50. That’s 20% off the price if you bought them individually!

Sale-A-Bration is here! If you spend $150 you will also get a pack of Silver Glimmer Paper to celebrate Stampin’ Up!’s 25 Anniversary in addition to $25 in Hostess money. Spend $400 (or host a party with $400 in total sales) and you get 8 FREE Sale-A-Bration items, the Silver Glimmer Paper and a Sycamore Street Product Bundle (Stamp Set, Ribbon, Buttons, Designer Series Paper) plus $65 in Hostess money and one item at 50% off. How cool is that?! (Does not include tax and shipping)

Do you ever feel the need to make something that means something but don’t think you have the time? Or you like to be creative but don’t want to buy a ton of supplies? Well, you don’t have any excuses anymore! Introducing Paper Pumpkin from Stampin’ Up! Each month you will receive a kit that contains all of the items (except adhesive) that you need to make a project, all for just $19.95. Each kit will ship out on or around the 15th of each month. You can cancel at any time, but who would want to?! Go ahead, sign up and get some crafting therapy for only $19.95 including shipping! Click here now! Don’t forget to choose me as your Demonstrator, Justin Krieger – Bethpage, NY! :-)

Don’t forget to check out the Anchor Rewards tab at the top. Earn 10 Anchors and get a FREE Stamp Set of your choice from any current catalog. If you purchase $150 worth of product you will be eligible for $25 in Host(ess) dollars to get one of the great new Host(ess) Sets or any other items from the NEW 2012-2013 Catalog or the NEW Spring Catalog!

 

Splitcoast Creative Crew

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Monday, Monday… back so soon I see! How was everyone’s weekend? Mine was pretty good. I didn’t get all of my projects done but I did get most of them. The weather was very nice here yesterday and I can sense the extra minutes of daylight we are getting each day on way back to glorious spring!

Today I’m posting two cards that I made for the Creative Crew over on Splitcoast. They kindly asked me if I would be a part of the crew for the next four months and I happily agreed. You can visit the challenge gallery here and upload your own cards. They also have a scrapbook challenge which I didn’t do this month but I will give a go next month!

My first card is all about Designer Series Paper. The challenge is to use a favorite designer series paper and convince you to love it too. The base of the card is Not Quite Navy Card Stock and the background is a simple piece of Very Vanilla. The vest is made from Parker’s Patterns Designer Series Paper. It is just a rectangle that I cut a “v” in and used the 2 1/2″ Circle Punch to make the arm holes. The bowtie is from the Dapper Dad Stamp Set and is stamped in Sahara Sand and the greeting is form the the Apothecary Art Stamp Set and is stamped in Not Quite Navy. What vest would be complete without some Naturals Designer Buttons?! It’s a really simple card and would also make a great Father’s Day card. I really do love the DSP, it’s got some nice masculine patterns and bold colors in it too!

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The second card is all about SIP… stamps, ink and paper and that’s all I used on it. The base of the card is Rose Red Card Stock. Across the lower half is a piece of Very Vanilla that I stamped with the chevron stamps from the Oh, Hello Stamp Set in Rose Red and Pretty in Pink. The main panels also has images stamped from the Oh, Hello Stamp Set. The flowers are stamped in Rose Red and Pretty in Pink and the greeting in Rose Red. I backed it wait a piece of Pretty in Pink before adhering it to the card with SNAIL. Super simple, no Big Shot, no Punches just SIP!

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There is also a third card that I made but I think you can take a look at that one when you go and check out the gallery! I hope that you enjoyed my first two cards for the Splitcoast Creative Crew. Thank you so much for stopping by and don’t forget to enter your card in this weeks “Love is in the Air” challenge from Ann over at the Paper Players! Have a very nice day!

Stampin’ Up products used:

Card Stock: Not Quite Navy, Very Vanilla, Rose Red and Pretty in Pink

Designer Series Paper: Parker’s Patterns

Ink: Not Quite Navy, Sahara Sand, Rose Red and Pretty in Pink Classic Stampin’ Ink

Stamp Sets: Dapper Dad, Apothecary Art and Oh, Hello Clear Mount

Embellishments: Naturals Designer Buttons

Tools: 2 1/2″ Circle Punch, Paper Snips, Stamp-a-ma-jig, Mini Glue Dots, Stampin’ Dimensionals and SNAIL

Dapper Dad CM

Apothecary Art CM

Oh, Hello CM

Parker's Patterns DSP

Naturals Designer Buttons

2 1:2%22 Circle Punch

Don’t forget to check out the Anchor Rewards tab at the top. Earn 10 Anchors and get a FREE Stamp Set of your choice from any current catalog. If you purchase $150 worth of product you will be eligible for $25 in Host(ess) dollars to get one of the great new Host(ess) Sets or any other items from the NEW 2012-2013 Catalog or the NEW Holiday Catalog!

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