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Happy Halloween!!

It’s a Friday and it’s Halloween!! I had a nice evening last night, I went to a class at The Playground that my friend Michael taught. We made four Christmas cards and had a very good time. After we went out for some coffee at Starbucks and just hung out. I had a bit of a headache last night and didn’t get much sleep so I took the day off from work and   am going to try and go back to bed for a while. I haven’t had a really bad headache in years. Oh well, hopefully I can get some rest and it will be all gone later. Did you all finish you preparations for the trick or treaters tonight?! I love to see all of the little kids in their costumes, I wonder what Daniel will be. Hopefully I will see him later and get to take a few pictures!

I had to make a fun Halloween card to post today. I had see a card on Pinterest a while back that did a fun thing with a tag so that is my inspiration for today’s card. The base is Whisper White Card Stock with a piece of Basic Black on top. My background is a piece of Whisper White and I used the Gorgeous Grunge Stamp Set and some Tangelo Twist ink for my splotches. I stamped them off so they wouldn’t be too bold. A piece of Tangelo Twist is is used to make my tag along with the Angled Tag Topper Punch. I cut a strip of Tangelo Twist and used some temporary adhesive so I could cut around the tag with a craft knife to create the negative space. The greeting and the bats are from the September Paper Pumpkin Kit and are heat embossed in Black Stampin’ Emboss Powder. I adhered the negative part of the tag to the card with SNAIL, along with a thin strip of Basic Black and the positive part of the tag with Stampin’ Dimensionals.  A few black enamel dots finish off the card. I love the layout and the negative and positive parts of the tag. I hope that you enjoyed today’s card and that you all have a fantastic Friday and a safe and Happy Halloween! Thanks so much for visiting! :-)

Halloween Half Tag-WM

Stampin’ Up! products used:

Stamp Sets: September Paper Pumpkin Kit and Gorgeous Grunge Clear Mount

Ink: Tangelo Twist Classic Stampin’ Ink

Specialty Ink: Versa-Mark

Stampin’ Emboss Powder: Black

Card Stock: Whisper White, Basic Black and Tangelo Twist

Punch: Angled Tag Topper

Tools: Heat Tool, Craft Knife, Stampin’ Dimensionals and SNAIL

NON-Stampin’ Up!: Black Enamel Dots

 

Current Promotions:

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

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

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

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

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

Freshly Made Sketches 160

Happy Thursday! No more complaining about work, it is what it is and soon the week will be done! Last night I went to the Scrapbook store and met up with Michael, Renee, her husband and Corrine. We hung out at the store for a bit and chatted with the people coming in for last nights class. There was one lady there that told me I look a little like Tim Holtz, but taller so she called me Tim’s brother for the rest of the time that we were there. LOL! We all headed over to Panera for a little dinner and fun conversation. After that I came home and made my card for today. Sometimes it’s nice when a few hours after work can make your day!

Here a fun little thing for you to do today! Click HERE for a chance to enter to win all of the Project Life by Stampin’ Up! items that are available! Now who wouldn’t want that?!

Speaking of my card for today, it’s for this week’s Freshly Made Sketches challenge and Rita has supplied us with this week’s inspiration…

Freshly Made Sketches 160

Nice and simple! I felt the need to make something other than a Christmas or Halloween card so here’s what I came up with. The card base is Whisper White Card Stock and the background is a piece of Soft Suede embossed with the Perfect Polkadots Textured Impressions Embossing Folder. My panel on the right is some Calypso Coral embossed with the same. For the flag I used a piece of paper from the Park Lane Designer Series Paper Pack and cut it out with the Banners Framelits. Both the panel and the flag are adhered with Stampin’ Dimensionals. A circle punched out from a piece of Old Olive with the 2″ Circle Punch is up next and serves as the base for my flower and butterfly. They are both from the Polkadot Pieces Stamp Set and are stamped in Blackberry Bliss and Daffodil Delight. The flower is punched put with the 1 3/4″ Scallop Circle Punch and the butterfly with the Elegant Butterfly Punch. For the greeting I used the And Many More Stamp Set and some Blackberry Bliss. The Bitty Banners Framelits cut it out and I edged it with my Daffodil Delight Stampin’ Write Markers to make it stand out a bit. All of the piece are adhered to the card with Stampin’ Dimensionals and I popped up the butterflies wings to complete the card. A nice simple card that reminds us that Spring will be here again! I hope that you enjoyed my card for this week’s Freshly Made Sketches challenge. Thanks for stopping by and sharing in my day! I wish you all a very happy Thursday! :-)

FMS 160-WM

Stampin’ Up! products used:

Stamp Sets: Polkadot Pieces and And Many More Clear Mount

Ink: Blackberry Bliss and Daffodil Delight Classic Stampin’ Ink

Stampin’ Write Markers: Daffodil Delight

Card Stock: Whisper White, Soft Suede, Calypso Coral and Old Olive

Designer Series Paper: Park Lane

Framelits: Bannersand Bitty Banners

Embossing Folder: Perfect Polkadots

Punches: 2″ Circle. 1 3/4″ Scallop Circle and Elegant Butterfly

Tools: Big Shot, Stampin’ Dimensionals and SNAIL

 

Current Promotions:

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

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

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

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

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

Paper Craft Crew 116

Yes, I do like a Wednesday, this week has been a little torturous at work and it promises only to get worse. But let me not complain about that, let’s focus on the positive. This weekend promises to be fun and I’m looking forward to it. It will be a busy one but then most of them are and to be honest I wouldn’t have them any other way! Tonight was another quiet night, I ran a few errands after work and then came home and listened to some music. Yes, Sam was in there along with Zedd. I do like to sample opposite ends of the spectrum!

It being Wednesday means that I’m over on the Paper Craft Crew blog for our sketch challenge…

PCCCS116 Sketch 10-29-2014

I stayed pretty true to the sketch but moved things around a bit! I started today’s card with a base of Whisper White Card Stock. For the background I took a piece of Pacific Point and one of the stamps from the Gorgeous Grunge Stamp Set and heat embossed it in Silver Stampin’ Emboss Powder, randomly stamped. A piece of Whisper White serves as the home for my greeting which is from the Mingle All the Way Stamp Set and is stamped in Pacific Point. The frame is a piece of Silver Foil Sheet and is cut out with the On Film Framelits and adhered to the white with 2-Way Glue, slightly offset. Some Stampin’ Dimensionals adhere it to the card. My snowflake is from the Cheerful Tags Photopolymer Stamp Set and is stamped in Pacific Point and punched out with the 1″ Circle Punch. A few Basic Jewels Rhinestones are adhered to the image and another piece of Silver Foil Sheet is punched out with the Banner Punch and tucked behind it. Another Stampin’ Dimensionals adheres it to the card. A nice and bright cheerful non-traditional Holiday card! I don’t think that I have used Pacific Point in a really long time, if ever for a Holiday card, but I really like it! I hoe that you too enjoyed my Design Team card for this week’s Paper Craft Crew sketch challenge. Over on the BLOG you will find some more inspiration from the rest of the design team. Take a little time to make a card and upload it to the gallery so we can see your creation! Thanks for stopping by and enjoy your Wednesday! :-)

PCCCS116-JK-WM

Stampin’ Up! products used:

Stamp Sets: Mingle All the Way and Gorgeous Grunge Clear Mount and Cheerful Tags Photopolymer

Ink: Pacific Point Classic Stampin’ Ink

Specialty Ink: Versa-Mark

Stampin’ Emboss Powder: Silver

Card Stock: Whisper White and Pacific Point

Specialty Paper: Silver Foil Sheet

Framelits: On Film

Punches: 1″ Circle and Banner

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

 

Current Promotions:

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

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

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

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

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

Mojo 369

Another typical Monday. The Fall Forums started at work today and I get to play A/V guy for the next two weeks. Nothing ever goes as planned and I just have to make it all work. No pressure though! LOL! I will be glad when they are done! Heather stopped by for a bit when I got home from work and we chatted about the goings on in our lives. After she left I retreated to the Stampin’ Galley to make my card for tonight and play with some other goodies. It was a relaxing evening and that is a good thing.

Here are this week’s Stampin’ Up! weekly deals:

Weekly Deals 10-28-2014 1

Weekly Deals 10-28-2014 2

And now on to the card that I crafted last night is for this week’s Mojo Monday sketch…

Mojo369

And it’s a Tall & Skinny! Yay! I began today’s card with a base of Whisper White Card Stock. My background is a piece of Lost Lagoon. I stamped my greeting from the Endless Wishes Photopolymer Stamp Set in Cherry Cobbler and wrapped a piece of Cherry Cobbler Baker’s Twine around my background and tied it in a bow. A little dab of Crystal Effects holds the bow neatly in place and some SNAIL adheres the background to the base. My panel on the left is a piece of Cherry Cobbler, I used the “Vintage” 1 1/4″ Square Punch to punch out my windows. The snowflakes are also from the Endless Wishes Set and are heat embossed in White Stampin’ Emboss Powder on Vellum Card Stock. A little Multi-Purpose Glue adheres the frame to the Vellum and Stampin’ Dimensionals affix it to the card. A few sequins scattered across the top complete the card. I love the Lost Lagoon with the Cherry Cobbler, I think that they compliment each other nicely! There is my simple Holiday card for this week’s Mojo Monday sketch challenge. Oh, and if you take a look at the picture the Baker’s Twine looks a bit like a candle again! I hope that you like the card! Thank you for taking some time to come by and visit with me. Have a terrific Tuesday! :-)

Mojo 369-WM

Stampin’ Up! products used:

Stamp Set: Endless Wishes Photopolymer

Ink: Cherry Cobbler Classic Stampin’ Ink

Specialty Ink: Versa-Mark

Stampin’ Emboss Powder: White

Card Stock: Whisper White, Lost Lagoon and Cherry Cobbler

Specialty Card Stock: Vellum

Punch: 1 1/4″ Square (Vintage)

Embellishments: Cherry Cobbler Baker’s Twine

Tools: Heat Tool, Crystal Effects. Stampin’ Dimensionals and SNAIL

 

Current Promotions:

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

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

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

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

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

Paper Players 219

Another lovely day here on Long Island. It wasn’t quite as warm as yesterday but no complaints. My day was very nice, I got up and puttered around the house for a bit and then went to meet Sandy and LeAnne to go to the Scrapbook store and meet up with Michael. LeAnne was up from PA to spend the weekend with Sandy. The ladies browsed around the store for a bit and I spoke to Renee and Michael. After they were done the four of us headed over to Panera for lunch. I got to use Apple Pay for the first time and it was pretty cool! Just touch your finger to the home button and my purchase was paid for! We had a nice lunch and even got the waitress to take our picture! So many craft people at one table! :-)

Sandy, LeAnne, Michael and I Panera

After I came home and crafted for a bit. Andrew stopped by for a quick chat and I gave him some stuff to put in his car to help with his service engine soon light. I sat down and watched a movie and relaxed a bit. Working all of those hours on Friday made the weekend seen even shorter. And now we are back to Monday. Bleh!

Not all bad though because Monday’s mean Paper Players challenge time! This week we have a fun sketch from Nance…

Paper Players #219

When I saw the sketch I decided that I wanted a nice snowy shaker card so that’s what I made! My card base is Cherry Cobbler Card Stock. I embossed a piece of Garden Green with the On Point Textured Impressions Embossing Folder for the background. To make my shaker I used those Lawn Fawn Stitched Rectangles again! I’m a little addicted I think! I cut out a piece of Soft Sky and Window Sheet with one and then used two to cut out a piece of Crumb Cake that I stamped in Soft Suede with the Hardwood Background Stamp. Two pieces of Whisper White are cut out with the Lawn Fawn Stitched Hillside Dies and adhered to my Soft Sky base. The trees are from the Festival of Trees Photopolymer Stamp Set and Are stamped in Garden Green for the tree and Encore Gold Metallic for the dots. I used the Tree Punch to punch them out. The bird is from the same set and is stamped din Cherry Cobbler and cut out with my Paper Snips. The tree in the back is adhered with SNAIL and the bird and tree in the foreground are adhered with Stampin’ Dimensionals. Some foam tape, doubled, is adhered around the edges of the frame and Martha Stewart Crystal Coarse Glitter is sprinkled generously on the window and then the back adhered. I used a little Fast Fuse to adhere the shaker to the card. Next to it is a piece of Brushed Gold Metallic Card Stock adhered with Stampin’ Dimensionals. My greeting is from the Project Life December Wonder Photopolymer Stamp Set from the 2014 Holiday Supplement and is stamped in Cherry Cobbler on Whisper White and punched out with the 1″ Circle Punch. A Stampin’ Dimensional holds that to the card too. I put just enough glitter in the shaker to hide the hills but when you tilt it back you get to see them! I hope that you enjoyed my little christmas shaker card for this week’s Paper Players sketch challenge. I thank you for coming by to catch up with me and I hope that you have a great Monday! :-)

Paper Players 219-WM

Paper Players 219 Close-WM

Stampin’ Up! products used:

Stamp Sets: Festival of Trees and Project Life December to Remember Photopolymer and HardWood Background Clear Mount

Ink: Garden Green, Soft Suede and Cherry Cobbler Classic Stampin’ Ink

Card Stock: Cherry Cobbler, Garden Green, Whisper White, Soft Sky and Crumb Cake

Specialty: Window Sheet and Brushed Gold Metallic

Embossing Folder: On Point

Punch: 1″ Circle and Tree

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

NON-Stampin’ Up!: Lawn Fawn Stitched Rectangle and Stitched Hillside Border, Foam Tape

 

Current Promotions:

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

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

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

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

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

Freshly Made Sketches 159 & Pals Paper Arts 225

I had a lovely day in Manhattan yesterday. The weather was perfect, nice a sunny and in the low 70’s! I went to see my friends Jim & Diane in the morning and then headed down to see Michael at the Ink Pad. I hung out there chatting with him and Barbara. We had some Chinese food for lunch and Andrew Garfield who plays Spider-Man stopped in to pick up some paint! Only in Manhattan! I left to come home around 5:30, made a few cards and then relaxed for bit. I have to tell you that I was a new kind of tired yesterday! One that I don’t think I have felt before! LOL! I did manage to get a little selfie of Michael and I, look at all of those stamps on the wall!

Michael and I Ink Pad

All in all a fun day and I feel much better today after getting some much needed sleep! Before I get to today’s cards I wanted to let you know that if you follow me on Blog Lovin’ I have good news! I was able to contact them and they kindly moved all of my subscribers to the new address! So there is nothing that you have to on your end! Yay!

Even though I was deliriously tired, believe it or not I managed to make two cards when I came home last night! My first one is for this week’s Freshly Made Sketches challenge…

Freshly Made Sketches #159

As soon as I saw the sketch I knew exactly what I was going to do! I really needed that yesterday too! My card starts off with a base of Cherry Cobbler Card Stock. The background is a piece of paper from the Trim the Tree Designer Series Paper Stack. All of the stamped images are from the Cheerful Christmas Stamp Set. My greeting is heat embossed with Cherry Cobbler Stampin’ Emboss Powder on a piece of Pistachio Pudding that I backed with some Cherry Cobbler before adhering it to the card. The three ornaments are heat embossed with Silver Stampin’ Emboss Powder on Cherry Cobbler and cut out with my Paper Snips. Some Stampin’ Dimensionals adhere them to the card. For some sparkle I adhered Basic Jewels Rhinestones on top of the dot in the greeting. A simple fun traditional Christmas card! I love the Cherry Cobbler on the Pistachio Pudding, gives the card a nice brightness don’t you think?!

FMS 159-WM

FMS 159 Close-WM

The second card for today is for this week’s Pals Paper Arts sketch challenge…

PPA 225

Again, another nice simple sketch! This card begins with a base of Garden Green Card Stock and the background is a piece of paper from the Gold Soiree Specialty Designer Series Paper Pack. I used another piece for the first angled layer. The top angled layer is Calypso Coral and I heat embossed the greeting from the Hello Darling Stamp Set with Gold Stampin’ Emboss Powder. After I adhered all of the layers together with SNAIL I adhered a few of the 2013-2015 In-Color Sequins and a few gold ones that I had randomly across the Calypso layer. I really do like the colors in the Gold Soiree DSP, definitely not ones that I would have thought to combine myself!

PPA 225-WM

 

And there are my two card for today, one for this week’s Freshly Made Sketches and the other for Pals Paper Arts sketch challenge. I hope that you enjoyed them both and as always, thank you so much for coming by to see what I have been up to! I wish you all a very happy Sunday! :-)

Stampin’ Up! products used:

Freshly Made Sketches Card:

Stamp Set: Cheerful Christmas Clear Mount

Specialty Ink: Versa-Mark

Stampin’ Emboss Powder: Cherry Cobbler and Silver

Card Stock: Cherry Cobbler and Pistachio Pudding

Designer Series Paper: Trim the Tree Stack

Embellishments: Basic Jewels Rhinestones

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

 

Pals Paper Arts 225:

Stamp Set: Hello Darling Clear Mount

Specialty Ink: Versa-Mark

Stampin’ Emboss Powder: Gold

Card Stock: Garden Green and Calypso Coral

Designer Series Paper: Gold Soiree Specialty

Embellishments: 2013-2015 In-Color Sequin Assortment

Tools: Heat Tool, Multi-Purpose Glue and SNAIL

 

Current Promotions:

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

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

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

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

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

Mojo 368

I am very tired boy today. Yesterday I was at work from 7:15am until 12:15 am, a very long day but a fun evening. My work peeps can be lots of fun! I even have a spiffy picture to share with you! LOL!

Justin Gala 2014

I clean up pretty nicely huh?! LOL! This morning I’m off to the city for a bit and then who knows?! I’ll fill you in tomorrow! For now lets get to today’s card and it’s for this week’s Mojo Monday sketch…

Mojo368

Nice and simple! I wanted to play with my little gift that I got again and it worked out perfectly for this layout! My card begins with a base of Smoky Slate Card Stock and the background is a piece of Soft Sky. Across the middle is a strip of paper from the All is Calm Designer Series Paper Pack. The panel in the middle is cut out using the Stitched Rectangles from Lawn Fawn. I stamped the Wintertime Stamp in White Stampin’ Emboss Powder on Watercolor Paper, masked the stitched edges with some Post-it Tape and used my Mini Ink Blending Tool and some Lost Lagoon Ink to ink the paper and reveal the white heat embossed stamp. After I peeled off the Post-it tape I adhered the panel to the card with Fast Fuse Adhesive. The snowflake is from the Snowflake Card Thinlits and is cut out from a piece of Smoky Slate. A few Basic Jewels Rhinestone are place on the snowflake and it’s adhered to the card with a Glue Dot. I love the colors in the card and that stitched detail on the die is just too neat! I hope that you enjoyed my card for this week’s Mojo Monday sketch. I thank you for coming by and I hope that you all have a lovely Saturday! :-)

Mojo 368-WM

Stampin’ Up! products used:

Stamp: Wintertime Wood Mount

Ink: Lost Lagoon Classic Stampin’ Ink

Specialty Ink: Versa-Mark

Stampin’ Emboss Powder: White

Card Stock: Smoky Slate and Soft Sky

Designer Series Paper: All is Calm Specialty

Specialty Paper: Watercolor

Thinlit: Snowflake Card

Embellishments: Basic Jewel Rhinestones

Tools: Big Shot, Glue Dots, Fast Fuse and SNAIL

NON-Stampin’ Up!: Lawn Fawn Stitched Rectangles and Ranger Mini Ink Blending Tool

 

Current Promotions:

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

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

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

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

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

Fab Friday 53 & New Address!

It’s Friday, but not a happy one for me. I’m working from 8:00am until 12:00am, we have our annual Gala tonight. It’s a great event and a lot of fun but it’s a long day! Yesterday was rainy, windy and cold here again but it’s supposed to clear up today so that will be good. It was a busy day at the office and I had lots to do and still more to get done today before we head over to set up. I trust that you all got the email last night letting you know that I have finally successfully moved my blog over to a self hosted solution. It took a long time to do and I could’t have done it without the help of Andrew. He sat there for hours uploading all of the old posts. So going forward all post will come from jkcardsonline.com. I’m excited to see what I can do with the new hosting and as soon as I figure it out I’ll let you know! Hopefully you found it ok and we’ll be back to normal in no time!

Today I’m over on the Fab Friday blog for our sketch challenge…

Fab Fri 53 10-24-2014

This was another one of those where I knew exactly what I wanted to do as soon as I peeked at the sketch. My card today starts with a base of Basic Black Card Stock. I used the “Vintage” Timber Wheel Stamp to stamp in from the top left and bottom right on my background of Sahara Sand in Sahara Sand. A piece of the Motley Monsters Designer Series Paper is adhered across the middle. The square is a piece of Pumpkin Pie that I partially die cut one of the pumpkins from the Fun Fall Framelits and then used my Stampin’ Trimmer to cut out the rest of the inside. I stamped the pumpkin from the Fall Fest Photopolymer Stamp Set in Tangerine Tango and the face in Memento Tuxedo Black. The greeting is from the Holiday Home Photopolymer Stamp Set and is also stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black. A piece of Window Sheet is adhered to the back and some Stampin’ Dimensionals around the edge form the shaker. I filled it with some sequins that I had from last year and that completes the card. A nice fun simple Halloween shaker card! I really do love the shaker cards don’t I?! I hope that you enjoyed my card for the Fab Friday sketch challenge. The rest of the design team has some more inspiration for you over on the BLOG so make sure and stop by. I hope that you have a much better Friday than I am going to! LOL! Thanks for stopping by the new digs! :-)

Fab Friday 53-JK-WM

Fab Friday 53 Close-WM

Stampin’ Up! products used:

Stamp Sets: Fall Fest and Holiday Home Photopolymer and Timber Wheel (Vintage)

Ink: Tangerine Tango and Sahara Sand Classic Stampin’ Ink and Memento Tuxedo Black

Card Stock: Basic Black, Sahara Sand and Pumpkin Pie

Specialty: Window Sheet

Designer Series Paper: Motley Monsters

Framelits: Fun Fall

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

 

Current Promotions:

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

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

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

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

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

New Address!!

Hello my faithful followers! You are receiving this post just to let you know that I have a new address!! You can now find me at jkcardsonline.com! I moved my blog to hosted WordPress site so I can do more with it. As soon as I learn all of the ins and outs I will do just that. This post is just to let you know that there will be no more posts coming from jkcards.wordpress.com. Going forward I will be using the new address. So please update your bookmarks. If you subscribe to the blog through email and are receiving this all is good! If you follow me though WordPress or Bloglovin’ you might have to update them. I will look and see if there is anything on my end that I can do to update them for you. I appreciate your patience (I think I said I was going to start this a year ago!) it’s finally done! A huge thank you to Andrew for all of his help, I couldn’t have done it without him!! See you in the morning for the first card post! Have a great evening! :-)

P.S.: I will post this on the old site as the last post so if you get an email twice, once from the old one and once from the new one I apologize! :-)

 

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Paper Players 218

Now that was a rainy, windy nasty day yesterday! It rained all day, that drizzly kind. One of those days that you would have much rather stayed home. Work was nutty, but that’s to be expected for the rest of the week. I came home and got to see Daniel at dinner. He is starting to walk already! He’s not even a year old, he’s really quite the clever little boy. Must take after his uncle! LOL! I went to see Heather for a bit last night and then came home and watched Forever, still really enjoying it! If you haven’t checked it out you can see all of the episodes on Watch ABC. It’s supposed to rain all day today too, oh well, what can you do?!

Oh yes! For two days I have forgotten to mention the 2014 Holiday Supplement Catalog! All products in the catalog are available while supplies last and it’s packed full of great quick and easy project ideas! If you would like a copy you can download one HERE!

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

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Silver or Gold, glad I read that a second time before I got to work on my card, I would have done both! Today, my card starts with a base of Basic Black Card Stock. I trimmed a piece of Kraft Card Stock and used the Dotty Angles Photopolymer Stamp Set and some Black Stampin’ Emboss Powder on the right side. I used Fast Fuse to adhere it to the base, things sometimes get a little curly when you heat emboss so I wanted to make sure that it stayed down. Just before I stuck it in place I put a piece of Linen Thread behind it. For my feathers I used some Gold Stampin’ Emboss Powder and the Four Feathers Stamp Set to heat emboss one on Vellum. They other one is a piece of Gold Foil Sheet and they are both cut out with the Feathers Framelits. A little SNAIL near the bottom adheres them to the card. Back to the Linen Thread which I tied one of the Gold Basic Metal Buttons to in a neat little bow. My greeting is from the Christmas Tagables Photopolymer Stamp Set and is also heat embossed in Gold Stampin’ Emboss Powder on Basic Black and punched out with the Hexagon Punch. A Stampin’ Dimensionals holds it in place and completes today’s card. I just really love the way the Kraft looks with the black and gold. Simple yet elegant but in an understated way. It’s a very non-tradittional Holiday card but a quick change of the greeting and it would work for so much more! I hoeo that you enjoyed my card for this week’s Paper Players CAS Silver or Gold challenge from Sandy. I really enjoyed making it to share with you! Thanks for stopping by and have a great Thursday! :-)

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Stampin’ Up! products used:

Stamp Sets: Four Feathers Clear Mount and Dotty Angles and Christmas Tagables Photopolymer

Specialty Ink: Versa-Mark

Stampin’ Emboss Powder: Black and Gold

Card Stock: Basic Black and Kraft

Specialty Card Stock: Vellum and Gold Foil Sheet

Framelits: Feathers

Punch: Hexagon

Embellishments: Linene Thread and Gold Basic Metal Buttons

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

 

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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!