SIP Challenge 8 – Designer’s Choice!

I’m not even going to go into detail about my Monday. It was a typical Monday though, so you can imagine! LOL! When I got home last night I made a few cards and then headed over to Sandy’s house for Card Class. It’s been a while since we have done one of those and it was great to see everyone again! Michael and Sue joined in the fun too! After that I came home and finished up a few things before calling it a night. How was your Monday?

So, today is Tuesday and that means that it’s time for this week’s Stamp, Ink, Paper Challenge! We are giving you free reign again with another Designer’s Choice…

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It so nice to just get to sit down and make a card without any rules isn’t it?! My card base is the usual Neenah Solar White 110lb Card Stock. I heat embossed the flower form the You’ve Got This Stamp Set in Hero Arts White Embossing Powder on a piece of Crumb Cake. The image is colored in with some Prismacolor Colored Pencils, just a few shades of yellow and green. I tied a piece of Papertrey Ink Rustic Jute Button Twine around the panel and then adhered it to the card with Fun Foam and SNAIL. The greeting is from the same set and is heat embossed again in Hero Arts White on a piece of Hello Honey and adhered to the card with Foam Tape. A few Pretty Pink Posh Summer Mix and Sparkling Clear Sequins are adhered around the flower and complete the card. I love the way colored pencils look on Crumb Cake, it really makes the image pop! I hope that you enjoyed my Design Team card for this week’s Stamp, Ink, Paper Designer’s Choice challenge! Head on over to the blog and check out the rest of the Design Team’s projects and we hope that we will see your creation in the gallery! Thank you for coming by today! I wish you a terrific Tuesday! :-)

SIP Challenge 8-JK-WM

Products used:

Stamp Set: You’ve Got This Clear Mount (Stampin’ Up!)

Specialty Ink: Versa-Mark

Embossing Powder: White (Hero Arts)

Pencils: Prismacolor

Card Stock: Solar White 110lb (Neenah), Crumb Cake and Hello Honey (Stampin’ Up!)

Embellishments: Rustic Jute Button Twine (Papertrey Ink) and Summer Mix and Sparkling Clear Sequins (Pretty Pink Posh)

Adhesives: SNAIL and 3M Foam Tape

Tools: Heat Tool and Fun Foam

 

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Mojo Monday 409

Seeing as I got such a late start yesterday there isn’t much to report on today. I had a nice relaxing day yesterday. I made a few cards and watched Now You See Me for like the fourth time. Sometimes even I need a “veg” day! I managed to get the laundry done and straighten up a bit too so it wasn’t a total day of nothing but it did contain enough nothing to make me happy!

While Monday’s aren’t my favorite day of the week it does mean that it’s time for another Mojo Monday sketch and I do love those…

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I got to use one of my favorite stamp sets along with some paper that I got whole I was in Lancaster that I think goes great with it! The card base for today is Neenah Solar White 110lb Card Stock. The background is two pieces of paper from the Heidi Swapp 6×6 #HS01060 (no name?!) Paper Pad. I stamped the notebook sheet using the Clearly Besotted Just a Note Photopolymer Stamp in Mint Macaroon. The greeting and flower along with the leaves are from the Clearly Besotted Sketched Blooms Photopolymer Stamp Set. The greeting is stamped in Blushing Bride, the leaves in Mint Macaroon and the flower is heat embossed in White Hero Arts Embossing Powder on Vellum. The leaves and the flower are cut out with the coordinating dies. I flagged a strip of Blushing Bride and adhered that to the notebook layer. The leaves are adhered with SNAIL and the flower with 2-Way Glue. The panel is then adhered to the card with Fun Foam and SNAIL. A few My Minds Eye Lost & Found Christmas Enamel Dots complete the card. I love the colors in the paper and I think they go so well with Mint Macaroon and Blushing Bride! I hope that you enjoyed my Design Team card for this week’s Mojo Monday sketch challenge! Head on over to the blog to check out the rest of the Design Team’s cards and enter your creation in the gallery! Thank you for checking in with me today! Have a magnificent Monday! :-)

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Products used:

Stamp Sets: Just a Note and Sketched Blooms Photopolymer (Clearly Besotted)

Ink: Mint Macaroon and Blushing Bride (Stampin’ Up!)

Specialty Ink: Versa-Mark

Embossing Powder: White (Hero Arts)

Card Stock: Solar White 110n and 80lb (Neenah) and Blushing Bride (Stampin’ Up!)

Specialty Paper: Vellum (Stampin’ Up!)

Patterned Paper: 6×6 Pad (Heidi Swapp)

Dies: Sketched Blooms Die Collection (Clearly Besotted)

Embellishments: Lost & Found Christmas Enamel Dots (My Minds Eye)

Adhesives: SNAIL and 2-Way Glue

Tools: Big Shot, Heat Tool and Fun Foam

 

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Retro Strong Man Birthday

Yes, I had a lazy Sunday morning again! We got back to Long Island around 6:30 last night. I came home for a bit and unpacked and then Michael came over so that we could stop by Brian & Kim’s for Kevin’s Birthday party. My friend Lorren was there and she had asked where Michael lived and he said Brasil. I said that he had grown up in Hicksville and so had Lorren. It turns out that they lived on the same block only a few houses away from one another! Michael knows Lorren’s family and they spent some time catching up on the rest of the neighbors! It really is a small world! We came back to my house and watched some TV before calling it a night. This morning was spent chatting about the scrapbook show and surfing the internet. It’s fast becoming my favorite way to spend a Sunday morning! I have a few pictures that I took from the top of the parking garage in Lancaster. Just really cool buildings and one of me and Michael.

Lancaster 1

Lancaster 2

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It was little windy, gotta love that hair! LOL!

I needed to play with some of the goodies that I picked up from the Scrapbook show so I used some on today’s card. The base is Neenah Solar White 110lb Card Stock and the front is covered in a piece of Basic Black. I used my new Crop-a-dile Corner Chomper to round the corners on the card, background and bottom of the tag. The background is a piece of paper from Fancy Pants called Everyday Circus and it’s adhered to the card with SNAIL. My tag is a piece of Very Vanilla, I used the Ornate Tag Topper Punch for the top and stamped the strong man from the Guy Greetings Photopolymer Stamp Set in Memento Tuxedo Black. His pants and shoes are colored in with Copics. The greeting is also from the same set and is heat embossed in Black Stampin’ Emboss Powder on Real Red and cut out with a die from Dies By Dave. I tied some Hemptique Black Hemp Twine though the top. The cool ViewMaster is a die from Echo Park and is cut out from some more Basic Black and tucked under the tag that’s adhered with Fun Foam and SNAIL. I love the retro feel to the paper, I think that it goes just perfectly with the strong man! I hope that you enjoyed today’s card and thanks for stopping by! Enjoy the rest of your Sunday! :-)

Retro Strong Man Birthday

Products used:

Stamp Set: Guy Greetings Photopolymer (Stampin’ Up!)

Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black

Specialty Ink: Versa-Mark

Embossing Powder: Black (Stampin’ Up!)

Card Stock: Solar White 110lb (Neenah), Basic Black, Very Vanilla and Real Red (Stampin’ Up!)

Patterned Paper: Everyday Circus (Fancy Pants)

Dies: Viewfinder and Ampersand (Echo Park) and Guy Greetings (Dies By Dave)

Punches: Ornate Tag Topper (Stampin’ Up!) and Corner Chomper (We R Memory Keepers)

Embellishments: Black Hemp Twine (Hemptique)

Adhesive: SNAIL

Tools: Big Shot, Heat Tool and Fun Foam

 

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Scrabble Travel Birthday

I can’t believe that it’s Saturday already! We had a fun day at the CKC Show yesterday! Loads of fun things to look at and I even got to meet my friend Ginger! She is pretty awesome! My sister-in-law Erika text me yesterday to say that her, Daniel and my brother were in the area so we went to the Iron Works Brewery and had dinner with them! That was a very nice and unexpected surprise! Daniel was adorable as always and everyone got big hugs from him! Here is a picture of Michael, Ginger and I standing in the Vendor Faire Area at the CKC Show…

And here is little Daniel at dinner last night…

My card that I have for today is a fun masculine birthday one! The base for today is a piece of Neenah Solar White 110lb Card Stock with the front covered in a piece of Basic Black. My background is a piece of Hello Honey and across the bottom is a piece of Washi Tape with a travel theme. A piece of Sahara Sand is stamped with the “Vintage” Woodgrain Background Stamp in Sahara Sand. I used the Simon Says Stamp Game Tiles Photopolymer Stamp Set and the coordinating Dies to spell out my Happy Birthday, stamped on the Woodgrain piece. The letters are adhered to the card with SNAIL and Foam Tape. I think that card would work well for anyone but especially would be great for a Scrabble fan! I hope that you enjoyed today’s card! Thanks, as always, for taking a little time to come by and see me! Enjoy the rest of your Saturday! :-)

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Products used:

Stamp Sets: Game Tiles Photopolymer (Simon Says Stamp) and Woodgrain (Vintage, Stampin’ Up!)

Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black and Sahara Sand (Stampin’ Up!)

Card Stock: Solar White 110lb (Neenah), Basic Black, Hello Honey and Sahara Sand (Stampin’ Up!)

Dies: Game Tiles (Simon Says Stamp)

Embellishments: Washi Tape

Adhesives: SNAIL and 3M Foam Tape

Tools: Big Shot

 

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Misty Ocean Sand Dollar

Happy Friday peeps! We had a nice ride down to Lancaster yesterday for the CKC Show. We stopped at Hobby Lobby, Michaels, A.C. Moore and Joann’s! It was a crafty little journey and today will be lots more of the same at the show! I haven’t been to this show before so I’m looking forward to it! Michael, Sue and I have had breakfast in the hotel and are about to head out. I’ll have a full report for you tomorrow!

I wanted to share a simple card with you today using one of my favorite things… vellum! The base of today’s card is Neenah Solar White 110lb Card Stock. I stamped the images from the Simon Says Stamp Sail Away Photopolymer Stamp Set in Simon Says Stamp Fog Ink randomly on a piece of Neenah Solar White 80lb. The greeting is from the same set and is heat embossed in Black Stampin’ Emboss Powder on a piece of Vellum. I folded the top and bottom over the stamped piece and the used Fun Foam and SNAIL to adhere it to the base. Like I said, nice and simple but I always love the look of the Vellum over a stamped background and I love that greeting! I hope that you enjoyed today’s card and that you all have a fantastic Friday! Thanks for stopping by! :-)

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Products used:

Stamp Set: Sail Away Photopolymer (Simon Says Stamp)

Ink: Fog (Simon Says Stamp)

Specialty Ink: Versa-Mark

Embossing Powder: Black (Stampin’ Up!)

Card Stock: Solar White 110lb and 80lb (Neenah)

Specialty Card Stock: Vellum

Adhesive: SNAIL

Tools: Heat Tool and Fun Foam

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Freshly Made Sketches 197

Ahh, I do love a Thursday that doesn’t involve work! LOL! Yesterday was another hot one here, I snuck out of work a little early so I could head into Manhattan to meet up with Michael. It only took me a little over an hour to get in which was pretty good. I even found a parking space down the block from The Ink Pad again! I had to share the space because I still can’t believe that I got into it!

Manhattan Parking

Now that is a tight fit! LOL! While I was hanging out at the store with Michael and Barbara we had a visitor! Jenny from Craft Test Dummies stopped in! She is awesome! I watch her YouTube channel because she gives unbiased reviews of products. You can check out her blog HERE and her You Tube channel HERE! She also has a new series called Hands on Crafts for Kids that is really neat!

Jenny & Me

Me, Jenny & Michael

I love to meet people that I see on the internet and they are more awesome that you thought they would be!

Now lets move on to today’s card. It’s for this week’s Freshly Made Sketches challenge. First I want to thank Jen B. for choosing me as her Perfect Prince for last week’s sketch! You can see the winners post HERE and my original post HERE. Now on to this week’s sketch from Jen B….

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I wanted super simple and I just can’t get enough of that Lawn Fawn set! My card base is Neenah Solar White 110lb Card Stock. I stamped the greeting from the Lawn Fawn Best Fishes Photopolymer Stamp Set in Memento Tuxedo Black in the lower right corner. The banner is a piece of Neenah Solar White 80lb. I inked up the Simon Says Stamp Diagonal Stripes Background Stamp in Hero Arts Butter to Orange Ombre Ink and flagged the bottom before adhering it to the card with SNAIL. My fish and fish bowl are from the same Best Fishes Set and are also stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black. I used my Copics to color them in and then die cut them with the matching Lawn Fawn Best Fishes Lawn Cuts. The fish are adhered to the bowl with Multi-Purpose Glue and the bowl to the card with Foam Tape. I love coloring with my Copics but I definitely need a few more colors and I love the Ombre flag! I hope that you enjoyed my card for this week’s Freshly Made Sketches challenge! I’m off to Lancaster in a few with Michael and Sue to go to the CKC Show there! If you are going too make sure that you say hello! Thanks for sharing in my day and have a terrific Thursday! :-)

FMS 197-WM

Products used:

Stamp Sets: Best Fishes Photopolymer (Lawn Fawn) and Diagonal Stripes Background (Simon Says Stamp)

Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black and Butter to Orange Ombre (Hero Arts)

Markers: Copics

Card Stock: Solar White 110lb and 80lb (Neenah)

Dies: Best Fishes Lawn Cuts (Lawn Fawn)

Adhesives: SNAIL, Multi-Purpose Glue and 3M Foam Tape

Tools: Big Shot

 

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Paper Players 255

SORRY FOR THE LATE POST, GODADDY WAS HAVING ISSUES THIS MORNING!

Ahh yes, once again today is my Friday! It was a hot one here yesterday and is going to be even hotter today. I’m not complaining, I do love the summer and you know that if I never saw snow again I would be fine with that! My day was pretty standard. I came home after work and little Daniel was at my parent’s. He was a little cranky but managed to give me that sly little smile! When I got home I Skyped with Andrea and then made some cards. I’m off to the CKC Show in Lancaster with Michael and Sue tomorrow, that should be loads of fun! Sandy stopped by last night for a bit to pick up some things and chat, we are all going to her card class on Monday, it’s been a long time since I’ve been to one of those, should be fun! Looking forward to some quality time with my peeps!

Today I have my card for this week’s Paper Players sketch challenge from Sandy…

Paper Players #255

Ahh, is that a tag! LOL! My card starts off with a base of Neenah Solar White 110lb Card Stock. The background is an awesome piece of paper from the Simple Stories Summer Vibes 6×6 Pack. All of the stamps are from the Simon Says Stamp Flip Flop Season Photopolymer Stamp Set. The hello is stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black right on the background. My tag is a piece of Pool Party that I cut out with the Simon Says Stamp Medium Tags Dies. I stamped the flip flops from the set in Memento Tuxedo Black and colored them in with my Copics and the cut them out with my Paper Snips. They are adhered to the tag with Foam Tape. The summer is cut out with the Simon Says Stamp Painted Words Dies from a piece of Tangelo Twist and Basic Black. I used some Ranger Multi-Medium to adhere them to each other, slightly offset, and then adhered them to the tag with some more Multi-Meduim. I applied a generous dose of Zig Wink of Stella Clear Glitter Brush Pen to make it pop! A piece of American Crafts Primio Brights Hemp Twine is tied through the top of the tag and then it’s adhered to the card with Fun Foam and SNAIL. To give the card some sparkle I adhered some Pretty Pink Posh Sparkling Clear Sequins along the rays on the background. I really love that background paper, it’s so cool! I hope that you enjoyed my card for this week’s Paper Players sketch challenge from Sandy! I thank you so much for stopping by today and I wish you a wonderful Wednesday! :-)

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Paper Players 255 Close-WM

Products used:

Stamp Set: Flip Flop Season Photopolymer (Simon Says Stamp)

Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black

Markers: Copics

Card Stock: Solar White 110lb and 80lb (Neenah), Pool Party, Tangelo Twist and Basic Black (Stampin’ Up!)

Patterned Paper: Summer Vibes 6×6 Pad (Simple Stories)

Dies: Painted Words and Medium Tags (Simon Says Stamp)

Embellishments: Primio Hemp Twine (American Crafts), Wink of Stella Clear Glitter Brush Pen (Zig) and Sparkling Clear Sequins (Pretty Pink Posh)

Adhesives: SNAIL, Multi-Matte Medium (Ranger) and 3M Foam Tape

Tools: Big Shot and Fun Foam

 

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SIP Challenge 7 – Colors & Still More Manhattan!

Monday, why must you be so… Monday?! Yesterday was a little bit of a let down after the weekend that I had! LOL! Work was more irritating than usual, there are two new people moving into my office and I have seen a side of one them that I never knew existed and to be honest am sad that I have. After the torture I came home and had some dinner and puttered around in the Stampin’ Galley playing with some new goodies that I got. I also Skyped with Andrea for a little bit and even snuck in some TV. And yes, I have still more pictures form Manhattan. These are from the walk that Michael and I took along the river. There were some amazing sunsets over the weekend!

Hudson Sunset 1

Hudson Sunset 2

Hudson Sunset 3

Hudson Tower

I really did love my weekend! They should all be just like that, I would be the happiest person in the universe!

What better way to start off a Tuesday than with a new Stamp, Ink, Paper Challenge?! This week we have a color challenge from Michael…

SIP Color Challenge 7

A nice summery palette, wouldn’t you agree?! I know that you will be surprised but I got another nautical set in the mail! LOL! The base for today’s card is Neenah Solar White 110lb Card Stock. I cut out a piece of Soft Sky to serve as the background for my little scene. The waves are cut out with the Simon Says Stamp Border Waves Dies from Pacific Point. I flipped the negative of the cut out and adhered it on top of the other one with Foam Tape, I thought it looked neat! The extra large sun is cut out of Daffodil Delight with the Simon Says Stamp A2 Card Curved Edge Die and it’s adhered with Foam Tape. My sailboat and greeting are from the Simon Says Stamp Sail Away Photopolymer Stamp Set. The boat is stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black and colored in with Copics, I brushed some Zig Wink of Stella Clear Glitter Brush Pen on the sails and the greeting is heat embossed in Hero Arts White Embossing Powder on a piece of Pacific Point that I cut out with the Simon Says Stamp Sketchy Banners Dies. A few Pretty Pink Posh Summer Mix Sequins give the card a little sparkle! I really am stuck on the nautical theme lately but I just love the sailboats and waves! I hope that you enjoyed my Design Team card for this week’s Stamp, Ink, Paper color challenge from Michael! Please stop by the blog and check out the rest of the Design Team’s cards and enter your creation in the gallery! We can’t wait to see what you make! Thanks so much for sharing in my day and I hope that you have a great Tuesday! :-)

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Products used:

Stamp Set: Sail Away Photopolymer (Simon Says Stamp)

Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black

Specialty Ink: Versa-Mark

Markers: Copics

Embossing Powder: White (Hero Arts)

Card Stock: Solar White 110lb and 80lb (Neenah), Sahara Sand, Soft Sky, Daffodil Delight and Pacific Point (Stampin’ Up!)

Dies: A2 Card Curved Edge, Border Waves, Set Sail and Sketchy Banners (Simon Says Stamp)

Embellishments: Summer Mix Sequins (Pretty Pink Posh) and Wink of Stella Clear Glitter Brush Pen (Zig)

Adhesives: SNAIL, Multi-Purpose Glue (Ranger) and 3M Foam Tape

Tools: Big Shot, Heat Tool and Fun Foam

 

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Mojo Monday 408 and More Manhattan!

Well, I had THE best 4 days off! My weekend was fantastic! Yesterday morning Maggie said our goodbyes to Kim and Maggie and headed downtown to have breakfast with Michael. Around 12:30 I walked Maggie to the Subway so she could get to JFK for her flight back to Cali. It was so nice to have Maggie here with me, love her to pieces. She is so happy and funny and I’m glad that she got to meet Michael and Kim! I can’t wait for her to come back!! It was also a lot of fun working at The Ink Pad with Michael. So many people from different countries stop in. We met a sweet lady from France who gave us some really cool tags that she used as business cards! After we closed the store we took a nice long walk along the Hudson and watched all of the boats and people. So relaxing and it was a gorgeous evening. I dropped Michael off in Midtown and then headed home. I really didn’t want to weekend to end! As promised here are some pictures that I took from the High-Line yesterday. It was an amazing sunset!

Albert High-Line

Albert Einstein on the side of a building, now that’s just cool!

High-Line Sunset 1

Just a sliver between the buildings.

High-Line Sunset 2

Look at that sun!

One good thing about Monday’s, it’s time for this week’s Mojo Monday sketch…

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Oh how I love a tall & skinny! LOL! My card base is Neenah Solar White 110lb Card Stock and the background is a piece of paper from the Typeset Designer Series Paper Pack. Across the lower half is a piece of Pear Pizzaz that I used the Simon Says Stamp Bundle of Stitched Shapes dies along the top and bottom. My main panel is a piece of Basic Black that is cut out with the Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangles Dies with another piece of Typeset DSP on top. I adhered a sliver of Basic Black along the bottom and then adhered the panel to the card with Fun Foam and SNAIL. The neat cup is from this month’s Paper Pumpkin Kit and is stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black and the succulent in Pear Pizzaz. It’s cut out with the Simon Says Stamp Stitched Circles and adhered to the card with more Fun Foam and SNAIL. I say it all the time but I really do love the stamps in the Paper Pumpkin Kits! I hope that you enjoyed my Design Team card for this week’s Mojo Monday sketch challenge! Take a minute to head on over the blog and check out the rest of the Design Team’s cards and enter yours in the gallery! Oh, I hope that you enjoyed the pictures too, I’ll have some more tomorrow! I will also be catching up on my comments today, thanks for writing! Have a magnificent Monday! :-)

Mojo Monday 408-JK-WM

Products used:

Stamp Set: July Paper Pumpkin (Stampin’ Up!)

Ink: Pear Pizzaz Classic Stampin’ Ink (Stampin’ Up!) and Memento Tuxedo Black

Card Stock: Solar White 110lb and 80lb (Neenah), Basic Black and Pear Pizzaz (Stampin’ Up!)

Designer Series Paper: Typeset Specialty (Stampin’ Up!)

Dies: Stitched Rectangles, Stitched Circles and Bundle of Stitched Shapes (Simon Says Stamp)

Adhesives: SNAIL

Tools: Big Shot and Fun Foam

 

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Pals Paper Arts 261 & Manhattan!

Hello there and a happy Sunday to you! I did get my backpack yesterday, it was a joint effort between Andrew and Taylor! Taylor was nice enough to take the train in and drop it off to me! Maggie and I met her at Penn Station and then from there we stopped back at The Ink Pad and dropped it off before heading downtown. I have not been to the 9-11 site in a few years and have never been to the reflection pools. I cannot tell you the overwhelming feeling of sadness that I experienced while Maggie and I were there. The new tower is beautiful and so is the rest of the site, it’s a nice tribute to all of the innocent people that lost their lives because of someone else’s hatred.




We had walked down so we took the Subway back up to The Ink Pad and met up with Michael. The High Line is nearby so we walked along that for a bit, I have some amazing pictures from there and will share those with you tomorrow. After, we had dinner with Michael and then Maggie and I headed up to meet my friend Kim at Bev and Jason’s apartment. From there we took a cab back down to Kim’s. Before we turned in for the evening we spent a little time on the roof deck. Some more cool pictures and I’ll share those later in the week. Today, Maggie and I will head down to The Ink Pad and meet up with Michael. I’m working in the store with him today and my Maggie will head to the airport, she goes back to Cali in the afternoon. A very busy but amazing day!

Today’s card is for this week’s Pals Paper Arts sketch challenge…

Pals Paper Arts 261

I really liked the Lawn Fawn set that I used for last month’s card class so I thought I would break it out again! My card base is Neenah Solar White 110lb Card Stock with the front covered in a piece of Basic Black. I used the We R Memory Keepers Next Level 3D Gemstone Embossing Folder for the background and adhered it to the card with Fun Foam some SNAIL and a little Multi-Purpose Glue. I stamped all of the images from the Lawn Fawn Happy Wedding Photopolymer Stamp Set in Memento Tuxedo Black and colored them in with Copics. They are cut out with the matching Happy Wedding Lawn Cuts Dies and adhered to pieces of Basic Black that were cut out with the Lawn Fawn Small and Large Stitched Circles Lawn Cuts. The circles are then adhered to the card with Foam Tape. My greeting is from the same set and is heat embossed in White Hero Arts Embossing Powder on Basic Black and also adhered to the card with Foam Tape. It really is a cute little set and I love those 3D Embossing Folders! I hope that you enjoyed my card for this week’s Pals Paper Arts sketch challenge along with pictures from my day yesterday! Thank you very much for coming by and I hope that you have super Sunday! :-)

PPA 261-WM

Products used:

Stamp Set: Happy Wedding Photopolymer (Lawn Fawn)

Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black

Markers: Copics

Specialty Ink: Versa-Mark

Embossing Powder: White (Hero Arts)

Card Stock: Solar White 110lb and 80lb (Neenah), Basic Black (Stampin’ Up!)

Dies: Small and Large Stitched Circles and Happy Wedding Lawn Cuts (Lawn Fawn)

Embossing Folder: Next Level 3D Gemstone (We R Memory Keepers)

Adhesives: SNAIL, Multi-Purpose Glue and 3M Foam Tape

Tools: Big Shot, Heat Tool and Fun Foam

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