SUO Challenges 115

Yesterday was another beautiful day here in Florida! It was around 70 degrees. We had waffles with fresh strawberries and bacon for breakfast and I sat out on the Lanai and just relaxed for a while in the morning talking to Germaine. She had a Paper Pumpkin class with a bunch of ladies and I got to participate. We had a lot of fun! I was going to post the projects today but the Wi-Fi in the hotel at Disney is painfully slow so I’ll try again tomorrow. I left Germaine’s around 4:15 and drove up to The Villages to go and meet Maggie and her friend Carmel. We went out to dinner and then Maggie and I drove down to Disney to stay at the All Stars Sports resort. We stayed up late talking and laughing. Today we are going to go and stop by a Scrapbook store in Lakeland and then go to Epcot this afternoon. Should be a great day!!

Today I’m over on the SUO Challenges blog for our Valentine wishes challenge. My card base is Whisper White Card Stock and the background is a piece of Pink Pirouette cut to 4″ x 5 1/2″. I used the Hearts Collection Framelits to cut out the heart from the middle and adhered the panel to the card with Stampin’ Dimensionals. Some more hearts are cut out with the Framelits from Melon Mambo and Smoky Slate along with some that are punched out with the “Vintage” Heart from the Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack. The are adhered around the card with SNAIL and Stampin’ Dimensionals. My greeting is from the You Plus Me Stamp Set and is heat embossed in White Stampin’ Emboss Powder on Smoky Slate. I used one of the Hearts Collection Framelits to flag the end and that too is mounted to the card with Stampin’ Dimensionals. A fun bright Valentine! I hope that you enjoyed my Design Team card for the SUO Challenges Valentine Wishes challenge. Stop by the blog and see what the other design team members have for your inspiration and add you card to the gallery! I wish you all a magical Tuesday and thank you for visiting! :-)

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Stampin’ Up! products used:

Stamp Set: You Plus Me Clear Mount

Specialty Ink: Versa-Mark

Stampin’ Emboss Powder: White

Card Stock: Whisper White, Pink Pirouette, Melon Mambo and Smoky Slate

Framelits: Hearts Collection

Punches: Itty Bitty Shapes Pack (Vintage)

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

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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 2015 Occasions Catalog is ready for you to place your order! It’s packed with fun trendy products and quick kits! Click on the image in the sidebar and place your order today!

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

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

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

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Paper Players 229

Just because I like to keep things as exciting as possible I started this post on the plane. Wouldn’t you know that they had free in flight wi-fi on my jetBlue flight! Pretty neat, we all know how I like to be connected at all times! LOL! Speaking of the plane, here it is!

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Apparently I got out of NY just in time, they are supposed to have a major snow storm Monday night into Tuesday morning. They say up to 18 inches. They can have all the snow that they want while I’m away, in fact get it all out of the way before I get back!!

I ‘m lucky enough to have been invited to stay with my friend Germaine and her husband Mike In Rotunda West. They have a lovely house in a beautiful area. Dinner was delicious and we had home made bread pudding for dessert! Here is her cute fluffy cat Ginger…

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She looks a little bored with the fact that I was taking her picture!

It’s Monday and following along with our regularly scheduled programming I have my Paper Players card for this week’s sketch challenge…

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I really love that Irresistibly Yours Designer Series Paper, especially since I’m such a fan of inked backgrounds, it’s perfect for them. I would however like a whole stack of the stars pattern please! The base for my card today is Blackberry Bliss Card Stock. My background is created with a piece of the Irresistibly Yours Designer Series Paper and Blackberry Bliss and Night of Navy Ink applied with the Ranger Mini Ink Blending Tool. You could easily do this technique with Sponge Daubers, I just like the handle on the tool. Across the bottom of the background is a piece of Vellum Card Stock to go along with the sketch. My circle is a piece of Night of Navy and all of the little circles are cut out using the Simon Says Stamp Confetti Circles Die. I then cut that out with the Circles Collection Framelits and backed it with a piece of Silver Glimmer Paper. The enjoy is from the Mini Treat Bag Thinlits and is cut out from Whisper White and adhered with little pieces of Stampin’ Dimensionals. I really do love that Irresistibly Yours DSP inked with the Blackberry Bliss and Night of Navy for a cool night sky! I hope that you enjoyed my card for this week’s Paper Players sketch challenge. Thank you for coming by today to visit! Have a wonderful Monday!! :-)

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Stampin’ Up! products used:

Card Stock: Blackberry Bliss, Night of Navy and Whisper White

Specialty Paper: Silver Glimmer and Vellum Card Stock

Designer Series Paper: Irresistibly Yours

Framelits: Circles Collection

Tools: Big Shot, Stampin’ Dimensionals and SNAIL

NON-Stampin’ Up!: Simon Says Stamp Confetti Circles Die and Ranger Mini Ink Blending Tool

 

Built for Free Using: My Stampin Blog

 

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 2015 Occasions Catalog is ready for you to place your order! It’s packed with fun trendy products and quick kits! Click on the image in the sidebar and place your order today!

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

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

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

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Jason’s Birthday Card

Today’s the day! I’m off to the airport in a little while to head down to Orlando for a week! Andrew will be taking me. It will be nice to be somewhere a little warmer! My trip into Manhattan was nice yesterday morning. I met the girls for breakfast at the diner and then we just went back to Kim’s apartment and sat around and laughed! I got back home around 3:00 and started to work on the rest of my projects that I needed to get finished. Last night I realized that I didn’t have a suitcase with wheels on it that worked so I went to BJ’s and picked one up. I stopped in at Michaels to see Taylor and then came home and packed. Now all of you keep your fingers crossed that everything goes smoothly at the airport. We remember what happened the last time that I flew jetBlue right?!?! I’m sure that it will be a nice smooth day!

As promised today I’m sharing that card that I made for my brother for his birthday. It’s a nice simple masculine card and I even managed to sneak on some ribbon! The card base is Lost Lagoon Card Stock and the background is a piece of paper from the Adventure Bound Designer Series Paper Stack. I used the Banners Framelits to cut out another piece of Lost Lagoon to serve as the backing for my main panel. I used the Guy Greetings Photopolymer Stamp Set to stamp the car and the greeting in Memento Tuxedo Black on a piece of Soft Suede. Before I adhered the panel to the card with Stampin’ Dimensionals I flagged a piece of the 7/8″ Natural Cotton Ribbon and adhered it to the banner with Fast Fuse. A nice simple masculine birthday card wouldn’t you agree?! I hope that you like the card as much as my brother did. Thanks for stopping by and I’ll speak to you tomorrow from Florida! :-)

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Stampin’ Up! products used:

Stamp Set: Guy Greetings Photopolymer

Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black

Card Stock: Lost Lagoon and Soft Suede

Designer Series Paper: Adventure Bound Stack

Framelits: Banners

Embellishments: 7/8″ Natural Cotton Ribbon

Tools: Big Shot, Fast Fuse, Stampin’ Dimensionals and SNAIL

Built for Free Using: My Stampin Blog

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 2015 Occasions Catalog is ready for you to place your order! It’s packed with fun trendy products and quick kits! Click on the image in the sidebar and place your order today!

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

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

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

Piglet MAT

Pals Paper Arts 237

So, yesterday at work was my last day in that department. When I get back from vacation I start a new job as a Project Manager for a software program that keeps all of the agencies records. It’s bittersweet because I really liked the people that I worked with but this a is a new adventure and change is always good right?! My old department took me out to lunch and it was really nice. I will miss them for sure. Last night I had a class at the Scrapbook store for my friend Renee. It was so much fun! There were 18 people and we made four cards and a tag. What a lovely bunch of people! Here are a few pictures…

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Lots of fun and a nice way to spend a Friday night! You can visit the Scrap-A-Latte blog here! I’m off to Manhattan for a bit this morning to go see my friend Kim and her sister Angie and their friend Dawn. I haven’t been to Manhattan for a while and I’m looking forward to some breakfast at the diner! :-D

Now on to today’s card which is for this week’s Pals Paper Arts sketch challenge…

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Nice and simple! My card base is Mossy Meadow Card Stock and the background is a piece of paper from the Birthday Bash Specialty Designer Series Paper. It’s a little hard to see in the picture but some of those cool watercolor balloons are actually gold foil! Great DSP! I took a piece of Night of Navy and used the Simon Says Stamp Circle Border Die to create the perforated panel along the bottom. My greeting is from the Crazy About You Photopolymer Stamp Set and is heat embossed in White Stampin’ Emboss Powder on Bermuda Bay. Some Stampin’ Dimensionals adhere the panel and the greeting to the card. Not too complicated and the DSP is just so cool! I hope that you enjoyed my card for this week’s Pals Paper Arts sketch challenge and my pictures from the card class! Thank you so much for coming by and have a super Saturday! :-)

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Stampin’ Up! products used:

Stamp Set: Crazy About You Photopolymer

Specialty Ink: Versa-Mark

Stampin’ Emboss Powder: White

Card Stock: Mossy Meadow, Night of Navy and Bermuda Bay

Designer Series Paper: Birthday Bash Specialty

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

NON-Stampin’ Up!: Simon Says Stamp Circle Border

Built for Free Using: My Stampin Blog

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 2015 Occasions Catalog is ready for you to place your order! It’s packed with fun trendy products and quick kits! Click on the image in the sidebar and place your order today!

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

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

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

Piglet MAT

Freshly Made Sketches 170

Woo hoo!! It’s Friday my friends! The best part about this Friday is that I’m off from work for a whole week and will be heading to Florida on Sunday! Wee! I can’t wait to be in the warmer weather and see all of my friends! Yesterday wasn’t too bad here, it was sunny for most of the day and not too cold. Dinner last night for my Brother was made even more fun by little Daniel! He tried his first lemon! I had to share the video because his face is just great…

The best part is that even though he makes the lemon face he just keeps on eating it! He is just the cutest! Tonight I have a class at Scrap-A-Latte, that should be great fun! Looking forward to making some neat cards! I’m going to try and go see my friend Shane after the class since I will be out that way. Looks to be a very good Friday indeed! :-)

My little time spent in the Stampin’ Galley last night yielded today’s card which is for this week’s Freshly Made Sketches challenge…

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I have these dies from Simon Says Stamp that I have been dying to use and I thought this layout would work perfectly! The card base for today is Very Vanilla Card Stock and my background is a piece of paper from the Adventure Bound Designer Series Paper Stack. Across the lower middle of the card is a piece of Gold Metallic Card Stock adhered with some 2-Way Glue. I used some Early Espresso and Cherry Cobbler to cut out the Sketch Heart from Simon and inlaid the two together and adhered them to the card with Stampin’ Dimensionals. The Sending is also a Simon die and is cut from Whisper White and heat embossed with Ranger Gold Tinsel Embossing Powder. Some more 2-Way Glue adheres it to the heart and completes the card. I love the heart and that embossing powder is just so nice and sparkly! I hope that you enjoyed my card for this week’s Freshly Made Sketches challenge. Thank you very much for coming by today! I hope that you all have an absolutely fantastic Friday! :-)

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Stampin’ Up! products used:

Card Stock: Very Vanilla, Cherry Cobbler and Early Espresso

Specialty Card Stock: Brushed Gold Metallic

Designer Series Paper: Adventure Bound Stack

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

NON-Stampin’ Up!: Ranger Gold Tinsel Embossing Powder, Simon Says Stamp Sketch Heart and Sending Dies

Built for Free Using: My Stampin Blog

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 2015 Occasions Catalog is ready for you to place your order! It’s packed with fun trendy products and quick kits! Click on the image in the sidebar and place your order today!

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

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

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

Piglet MAT

Mojo 381

I woke up this morning to some snow flurries, well, really it looks more like someone is sprinkling glitter very minute or so! It’s barely snowing, I’ll take that! Yesterday was a nice day, it was somewhat sunny and warmed up a bit. I came home from work and continued to work on my projects. Andrew stopped by and we brainstormed about the Suicide website. It’s kind of hard to come up with something that doesn’t sound odd for something that is so serious and such a sensitive subject. I’ll let you know what the final decision is after it gets approved at work. Today is my brother Jason’s birthday! Happy birthday!! We are out to dinner tonight and I’ll post his card next week. One more day to go, we can do this! :-)

My card that I have for you today is for this week’s Mojo Monday sketch challenge…

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I decided I would give a masculine, just-because card a try today. I started today’s card off with a piece of Basic Black Card Stock. My background is a piece of Smoky Slate stamped in Smoky Slate with my favorite, the Hardwood Background Stamp. The panel in the middle is a piece of paper from the Adventure Bound Designer Series Paper Stack backed with a piece of Basic Black. A piece of “Vintage” Basic Gray 5/8″ Satin Ribbon is adhered around the back of the background that is then adhered to the card base. My greeting is from the Hello There Host Stamp Set and is heat embossed on Vellum in Black Stampin’ Emboss Powder. I used the Circles Collections Framelits to cut it and the Basic Gray frame out, which is then adhered to the card with Stampin’ Dimensionals. A neat, somewhat monochromatic card, I really like the way the rocks on the DSP play off of the woodgrain background for a very earthy look. I hope you enjoyed my card for this week’s Mojo Monday sketch challenge. It’s always nice to have you stop by and see what I’ve been up to, so thank you! Have a great Thursday! :-)

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Stampin’ Up! products used:

Stamp Sets: Hello There (Host) and Hardwood Background Clear Mount

Specialty Ink: Versa-Mark

Stampin’ Emboss Powder: Black

Card Stock: Basic Black, Smoky Slate and Basic Gray

Specialty Card Stock: Vellum

Designer Series Paper: Adventure Bound Stack

Framelits: Circles Collection

Embellishments: Basic Gray 5/8″ Satin Ribbon

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

Built for Free Using: My Stampin Blog

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 2015 Occasions Catalog is ready for you to place your order! It’s packed with fun trendy products and quick kits! Click on the image in the sidebar and place your order today!

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

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

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

Piglet MAT

Paper Craft Crew 128

It’s Wednesday already! Wow! The week is just chugging along. Andrew was up at the office again today for another meeting about the Suicide Prevention website. I thought that it would be good for him to come up with the domain name and tag line. He is going to stop by tonight so we can brainstorm for a bit. The rest of the day was the usual and when I got home I went straight into the Stampin’ Galley to work on my projects for when I’m away next week. I’m looking forward to being in the warmer weather for a bit! How many of you are going to Leadership in Orlando? I’m going down a few days early to see my friend Germaine and then my friend Maggie and I are going to go to Disney on Tuesday! Really looking forward to it!

Today, since it’s Wednesday, I’m over on the Paper Craft Crew blog for this week’s sketch challenge…

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I love the newsprint on the lower half of the card so that’s just what I did too! My card base for today is Very Vanilla Card Stock. I stamped my greeting from the Kinda Eclectic Stamp set in Memento Tuxedo Black in the upper right corner. The lower part of the card is covered in a piece of Typeset Specialty Designer Series Paper. Across the card is a piece of Basic Gray and a piece of Smoky Slate. I used some Vellum Card Stock and the Scalloped Tag Topper Punch with the Project Life Corner Rounder to create my tag. The images are also from the Kinda Eclectic Stamp Set. The sunburst is heat embossed in Crushed Curry Stampin’ Emboss Powder and the butterfly in Black Stampin’ Emboss Powder and is punched out with the Elegant Butterfly Punch. Some strategically placed SNAIL holds the tag to the card. A Neutrals Designer Button with some Hemptique Black Hemp Cord Twine is threaded through and tied in a bow with some extra long tails. Three matte black sequins are under the tag and complete the card. I forgot how much I love that Kinda Eclectic Stamp Set and the Heptique Twine is so neat because it holds its shape really well! I hope that you enjoyed my Design Team card for this week’s Paper Craft Crew sketch challenge. Take a minute to go over to the blog and check out the other designers projects and enter yours in the gallery! Thanks so much for coming by for a visit today! Enjoy your Wednesday peeps! :-)

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Stampin’ Up! products used:

Stamp Set: Kinda Eclectic Clear Mount

Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black

Specialty Ink: Versa-Mark

Stampin’ Emboss Powder: Crushed Curry and Black

Card Stock: Very Vanilla, Basic Gray and Smoky Slate

Specialty Card Stock: Vellum

Designer Series Paper: Typeset Specialty

Punches: Scallop Tag Topper, Elegant Butterfly and Project Life Corner Rounder

Embellishments: Neutrals Designer Buttons

Tools: Heat Tool, Stamp-a-ma-jig, Crystal Effects, Glue Dots and SNAIL

NON-Stampin’ Up!: Hemptique Black Hemp Cord Twine and Ellen Hutson Matte Black Sequins

Built for Free Using: My Stampin Blog

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 2015 Occasions Catalog is ready for you to place your order! It’s packed with fun trendy products and quick kits! Click on the image in the sidebar and place your order today!

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

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

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

Piglet MAT

Control Freaks January Blog Tour

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Hello! I hope that your week is off to a good start! I had a nice day at work and another crafty evening when I got home apart from my little Target run. Guess what?! It’s time for another Control Freaks Blog Tour! This month our theme is Love and just in time for Valentine’s day! There are lots of fun new products in the 2015 Occasions Catalog with a love theme and I hope that you get some inspiration from my projects today. If you are following along with the tour you have arrived here from my talented friend Debbie Henderson’s blog. I have two cards and a little treat holder for you this time around so let’s get to them!

The first card that I have is a fun Valentine that would work for anyone. The base of the card is Whisper White Card Stock. I took a piece of Soft Sky and used the Word Bubbles Framelits to cut out the negative in the upper right corner. I also used the dies for the clouds that are cut from more Whisper White. The greeting is from the You Plus Me Stamp Set and is stamped in Real Red, using the negative cut out for placement and my Stamp-a-ma-jig. The ballon and the bow are cut out from Real Red and Red Glimmer paper using the Balloons Framelits. I cut out the heart in the middle of the ballon and another one from Red Glimmer Paper using the Hearts Collection Framelits. The basket is stamped in Soft Suede from the Celebrate Today Photopolymer Stamp Set. A piece of Stacked With Love Designer Series Paper is adhered behind the negative heart in the ballon and the balloon and red glimmer heart are adhered with Stampin’ Dimensionals. Finally I adhered my clouds to the background and the background to the base using Stampin’ Dimensionals. I think that this card would work for just about any age, don’t you?

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My second card is a nice simple one that would work for many different occasions. It begins with a base of Sahara Sand Card Stock. I used the You Plus Me Stamp Set and repeatedly stamped the ampersand in Pool party on Pool Party for the background. A piece of Vellum Card Stock cut to the same size as the Pool Party and has one of the greetings from the same set heat embossed in Gold Stampin’ Emboss Powder. I used the Spiral Border Punch along the left side and a Mini Metallic Clothespin holds the two sheets together. Some Stampin’ Dimensionals along the back of the Pool Party piece adhere the background to the card. A simple card that would make a great birthday, thank you or Valentine!

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My last project for today is a little treat holder. I used some Vellum Card Stock and the Curvy Keepsake Box Thinlits for the holder. I cut another piece of Vellum out with the Hearts Collection Framelits for my topper. All of the stamps are from the January Paper Pumpkin Kit and are heat embossed in Gold Stampin’ Emboss Powder. Some Gold Glimmer paper is punched out with the heart from the Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack and adhered to the Vellum heart with Glue Dots. A Mini Metallic Clothespin is adhered to the back of the heart with Sticky Strip and holds it to the handle on the that box. I would have filled this up with some M&M’s but unfortunately I finished the bag the other day! Time to get some more!

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So there you have my projects for this month’s Control Freak Blog Tour. I hope that you enjoyed them and that you are inspired to get started on some of your Valentine’s Day Cards! Next up is Clever Julie Davidson! Enjoy the rest of the tour and thanks so much for spending some time with me! Have a wonderful Tuesday!! :-)

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Stampin’ Up! products used:

Love Balloon Card:

Stamp Sets: You Plus Me Clear Mount and Celebrate Today Photopolymer

Ink: Real Red and Soft Suede Classic Stampin’ Ink

Card Stock: Whisper White, Soft Sky and Real Red

Specialty Paper: Red Glimmer

Designer Series Paper: Stacked with Love stack

Framelits: Word Bubbles, Hearts Collection and Balloons

Tools: Bog Shot, Stampin’ Dimensionals and SNAIL

 

Sweet Notebook Paper Vellum Card:

Stamp Set: You Plus Me Clear Mount

Ink: Pool Party Classic Stampin’ Ink

Specialty Ink: Versa- Mark

Stampin’ Emboss Powder: Gold

Card Stock: Sahara Sand and Pool Party

Specialty Card Stock: Vellum

Punch: Spiral Border

Embellishments: Mini Metallic Clothespins

Tools: Sticky Strip, Stampin’ Dimensionals and SNAIL

 

Vellum Gold Love Treat Holder:

Stamp Set: January paper Pumpkin Kit

Specialty Ink: Versa-Mark

Stampin’ Emboss Powder: Gold

Specialty Card Stock: Vellum

Thinlits: Curvy Keepsake Treat Box

Framelits: Hearts Collection

Embellishments: Mini Metallic Clothespins

Tools: Big Shot, Fast Fuse, Sticky Strip and Glue Dots

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Paper Players 228

Yes, it rained all day yesterday just like they said it would. I didn’t go anywhere except to see Daniel at my parents. My brother and his wife went to a wedding so my parents watched Daniel. He is so damn cute I can’t stand it! We gave him some stew and he loved it and then I fed him his fruit. We ran around and payed with the magnets on the fridge. He is trying to talk and he gets a little annoyed that you don’t understand what he is trying to tell you. It won’t be long now! I did manage to get a lot of crafting done yesterday. I didn’t get as much done as I had planned because I decided that I would try my hand at a mixed media project and I got lost in it. Time sure does fly when you are having fun! What were you all up to yesterday?

Today, being Monday, means that I have my card for this week’s Paper Players challenge…

Paper Players #228

A fun challenge from LeAnne! I decided that I would break out the Bravo Stamp Set and go from there. My card base for today is a piece of 12″ x 12″ Crumb Cake Card Stock that I cut to 5 1/2″ x 12″ and scored at 4″ and 8″ to make a trifold card. I used the Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangle Dies to cut out the window, the frame from a piece of Night of Navy and a piece of Vellum. The greeting, from the Bravo Photopolymer Stamp Set, is heat embossed in White Stampin’ Emboss Powder on the Vellum and adhered to the card behind the frame. On the panel inside I adhered a piece of Maritime Designer Series Paper. When you fold the card you can slightly see the DSP through the window. Definitely a very clean card that puts the sentiment front and center! I hope that you enjoyed my card for this week’s Paper Players challenge. It’s always good to have you stop by and I hope that you have a magnificent Monday! :-)

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Stampin’ Up! products used:

Stamp Set: Bravo Photopolymer

Specialty Ink: Versa-Mark

Stampin’ Emboss Powder: White

Card Stock: Crumb Cake 12 x 12 and Night of Navy

Specialty Card Stock: Vellum

Designer Series Paper: Maritime

Tools: Big Shot, Heat Tool and SNAIL

NON-Stampin’ Up!: Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangles

Built for Free Using: My Stampin Blog

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Painted Stacked Love

I do love a productive Saturday! In the morning I relaxed a bit and then watched some videos on YouTube, craft videos of course! Around 10:45 I headed over to Scrap-A-Latte with Taylor to go and see Renee. She had a crop going so there were lots of people to chat with. I also got to see all of the new Catalogs that she brought back from CHA. The one thing that stands out in my mind is this really cooky crazy bird set from Tim Holtz called Bird Crazy, I will definitely be needing that one! We stopped by Michaels and Home Goods and the grabbed some Pizza and paid a little visit to AC Moore. I got a bigger watercolor paint set, I have really been into watercoloring lately, and picked up a few new props. I spent a few hours crafting and then Danielle came by so we go to the work holiday party at our CEO’s house. It’s nice to see people outside of the office, you get to experience a whole other side of them. Sometimes that can be a great thing and sometimes not, but it was a good time none the less! Today it’s supposed to rain all day so I will be spending some more quality time crafting! What better way to spend a rainy Sunday?! How about you, what are you up to today?

Here is another video from the Sam Smith concert. This song is called Latch and he usually does the acoustic version, which he starts off with, but then, well, you’ll see!

My card that I made for today’s post has a Valentine feel to it but could definitely be used for so much more. It was inspired by a card that I saw on Pinterest. I started off with a Whisper White Card Base and added a piece of Crisp Cantaloupe for the background. Some Whisper White is punched with the Ornate Tag Topper Punch for my larger tag. I stamped the lines and greeting from the Painted Petals Stamp Set in Crisp Cantaloupe and Memento Tuxedo Black. The second smaller tag is a piece of paper from the Stacked with Love DSP Stack that I punched out with the Note Tag Punch. My Silver Glimmer Paper Heart is the Sweetheart Punch and the heart from the Mini Treat Bag Thinlits combined. I punched the inside and then used the Thinlit to cut around it. Another heart is punched out with the Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack. I heat embossed yet another heart from the You Brighten My Day Stamp Set in White Stampin’ Emboss Powder and punched that one out too. The large heart is adhered with some Multi-Purpose Glue and the smaller ones with Stampin’ Dimensionals. I tied the two tags together with some black hemp cord twine and used a silver Mini Metallic Clothespin to hold them to another piece of the Stacked with Love DSP. Some Stampin’ Dimensionals on the back then hold that to the card. I love the two tags together and that silver sliver glimmer heart (say that fast three times!)! The card would make a fun Valentine but I think that you could definitely use it for a birthday or even a thank you! I hope that you enjoyed today’s card! Thank you for stopping by to catch up and have a very crafty Sunday! :-)

Painted Stacked Love-WM

Painted Stacked Love Close-WM

Stampin’ Up! products used:

Stamp Sets: You Brighten My Day Clear Mount and Painted Petals Photopolymer

Ink: Crisp Cantaloupe Classic Stampin’ Ink and Memento Tuxedo Black

Specialty Ink: Versa-Mark

Stampin’ Emboss Powder: White

Card Stock: Whisper White, Crisp Cantaloupe and Real Red

Specialty Paper: Silver Glimmer

Designer Series Paper: Stacked with Love Stack

Thinlits: Mini Treat Bag

Punches: Itty Bitty Accents Pack, Sweetheart, Not Tag and Ornate Tag Topper

Embellishments: Mini Metallic Clothespins

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

NON-Stampin’ Up!: Hemptique Black Hemp Cord Twine

Built for Free Using: My Stampin Blog

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 2015 Occasions Catalog is ready for you to place your order! It’s packed with fun trendy products and quick kits! Click on the image in the sidebar and place your order today!

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

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

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

Piglet MAT