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Creation Station Tour – Wondrous Wreath

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Hi there and happy Sunday! I had a very busy day yesterday. I woke up and crafted for a bit and then I had to get ready for Erika to come over and make Daniel’s birthday decorations. Before that Andrew, my brother, Erika and I went to Croxley’s Ale House for lunch. We met two of my brother’s friends there and had a very nice lunch. They have 10 Cent wings and really good burgers and a very large selection of beer! After lunch we came back to my house and Erika and I worked on Daniel’s party decorations and Andrew worked on moving the rest of my blog over. The decorations are mostly finished and there is only one more piece to do for the blog. I have already reassigned the jkcardsonline.com web address to the new one, I just have to move the subscribers over and then I will be able to take down this one and only use the new one. For now I will be posting on both blogs, hopefully only until Monday! As I said I will also send out a test post to make sure that all of you are getting the emails. Thanks for you patience during the transition!

It’s time for another Creation Station Blog Tour and this month we are featuring the Wondrous Wreath Photopolymer Stamp Set and the Wonderful Wreath Framelits. Well, it’s generally an all around wreath theme! If you are following along with the tour you have arrived here from the talented Deborah Smart’s blog. Such great projects!! I have a card and a home decor project for you today so let’s get to them!

First up is a neat Christmas card. For the base I used a piece of Cherry Cobbler Card Stock and the background is a piece of the Gold Fancy Foil Designer Vellum. My wreath is from the Wondrous Wreath Photopolymer Stamp Set and is stamped in Mossy Meadow on Vellum Card Stock. I sprinkled some Clear Stampin’ Emboss Powder over the image and used my Heat Tool to set it. When you stamp on Vellum the ink takes a while to dry so it the perfect excuse to heat emboss it! I stamped it again with the berries from the set and used Cherry Cobbler Stampin’ Emboss Powder for those. The Wondrous Wreath Framelits cut it out and some Multi-Purpose Glue adheres it to the card. The bow is from the same set and is heat embossed in Gold Stampin’ Emboss Powder and also cut out with the Framelits. A little bit of Stampin’ Dimensional holds it to the wreath. I cut the Joy out from the Wonderful Wreath Framelits from a piece of Cherry Cobbler and heat embossed it with Clear Stampin’ Emboss Powder twice. I think that it gives it a very cool look, almost like patent leather. Some more Multi-Purpose Glue adheres that to the card. I love the simple elegance of the card and especially the shine on the Joy!

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My next project is a fun wreath that will go on my wall somewhere in the house. I used a simple twig wreath that I had laying around in the Stampin Galley for my base. To create the bow I used the Gift Bow Bigz L Die and some Red Glimmer Paper. The berries around the wreath are also Red Glimmer Paper that I punched out with the 1/2″ Circle Punch. In the center hanging from apiece of Cherry Cobbler Baker’s Twine is a piece of Vellum Card Stock that I cut out with the Deco Labels Collection Framelits. My letters are Gold Glimmer Paper and I used the Little Letters Thinlits to cut them out and I adhered them with Multi-Purpose Glue. The ampersand is Red Glimmer Paper and is cut out with one of the dies from the Label Card Thinlits. I used some Stampin’ Dimensionals pieces to adhere that then tied it to the wreath. The bow and all the “berries” are adhered with hot glue to make sure that they stay in place! I love the sparkle of all of the Glimmer Paper and the unexpected hanging greeting in the middle!

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I really hope that you enjoyed my two projects for the Creation Station Blog Tour featuring the Wondrous Wreath Photopolymer Stamp Set. I had a great time making the projects as I always do! Now you are off to see what clever Ilina Crouse has come up with. I love to inspire you to try new things and have you come by and see what I’m up to! Enjoy the rest of your Sunday! :-)

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Creation Station Blog Tour list:

Ilina Crouse

Kathy Kartak

Cindy Beach

Teneale Williams

Heidi Boos

Jennifer Downey

Deborah Smart

Justin Krieger (That’s Me!)

 

Stampin’ Up! products used:

Card:

Stamp Set: Wondrous Wreath Photopolymer

Ink: Mossy Meadow Classic Stampin’ Ink

Specialty Ink: Versa-Mark

Stampin’ Emboss Powder: Clear, Gold and Cherry Cobbler

Card Stock: Cherry Cobbler

Specialty Card Stock: Vellum and Gold Fancy Foil Designer Vellum

Framelits: Wonderful Wreath

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

 

Wreath:

Specialty Paper: Red and Gold Glimmer

Specialty Card Stock: Vellum

Framelits: Deco Labels Collection

Thinlits: Little Letters

Big Shot Die: Gift Bow Bigz L

Punch: 1/2″ Circle

Tools: Big Shot, Sticky Strip, 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!

White Christmas Cobbler

Friday during the day is becoming less of a favorite of mine. Work seems to be very busy on Friday’s, what can you do?! I did manage to sneak out and get my new iMac today! As soon as I escape though, it’s all good. I had some dinner and then Andrew came over. I started to set up the iMac and Andrew took on the rather daunting challenge of moving my blog to a hosted site. It was not fun at all! We were on the phone with GoDaddy support for at least two hours and it’s still not quite finished. He has gotten most of the posts over but there is still some work to be done. I’m hoping to have it finished by Monday! Andrew’s efforts last night deserve a big round of applause! I say it all the time but I’m lucky that he is such an awesome friend! Oh, I know what I forgot to mention, Andrew is doing a blog as a project for school. You can take a peek at it HERE! :-)

So, I had to make a quick card last night amidst the new computer set up and blog chaos, this is what I came up with.

The card actually did start off with a base of Cherry Cobbler Card Stock today. The background is a piece of Whisper White that is cut out with a gift that I received from a friend. It’s actually a die from a set from Lawn Fawn called the Small Stitched Rectangles. I think the stitching detail around the edge is pretty neat. All of my stamped images are from the White Christmas Photopolymer Stamp Set. The trees and hill are stamped in Soft Suede, the snow in Soft Sky and the greeting in Cherry Cobbler. My car is stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black on Whisper White and colored in with Cherry Cobbler, Smoky Slate and Coastal Cabana Stampin’ Write Markers. I thought the card needed something else so I put a strip of Soft Suede under it. Andrew suggested that some white lines might be in order, so I used my uni-ball Signo Gel Pen to draw them in. You know what? He was right! And there you have another late night card from me this week. Simple, and would be pretty easy to mass produce, so I think it would make a great Christmas card. I hope you enjoyed the card and our little adventure from last night. I will keep you posted on the blog transition by sending out a post stating that it’s about to happen. Fingers crossed that everything goes well! Thanks so much for stopping by, and have a super Saturday! :-)

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Stampin’ Up! products used:

Stamp Set: White Christmas Photopolymer

Ink: Soft Suede, Soft Sky and Cherry Cobbler Classic Stampin’ Ink

Card Stock: Cherry Cobbler, Whisper White and Soft Suede

Stampin’ Write Markers: Cherry Cobbler, Coastal Canana and Smoky Slate

Tools: Big Shot, Paper Snips, uni-ball Signo Gel Pen, Stampin’ Dimensionals and SNAIL

NON-Stampin’ Up!: Lawn Fawn Small Stitched Rectangles Dies

 

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!

Pals Paper Arts 224

Oh yes my friends, it’s once again my favorite day of the week! This week actually went kind of fast! I didn’t get to run an errand yesterday but three days in a row wasn’t bad. I did spend a little time today at work keeping up with the Apple Event. They launched new iPads, iPad mini’s, a refreshed Mac mini and a new iMac with a screen resolution higher than the highest HDTV’s! I’m in the market for a new iMac and now that they have updated them I can go and get me one, maybe I’ll do that this weekend. Last night was pretty quiet. I had a package from Mr. Brown and come home and played with some new goodies. Watched a tiny bit of TV and spoke to my friend Danielle for an hour on the phone. Oh, I’m glad that you enjoyed my friend Michael’s blog yesterday, thanks for going over and having a look! :-)

My time in the Stampin’ Galley last night yielded today’s card which is for this week’s Pals Paper Arts sketch challenge…

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When I saw this set a week or so ago I couldn’t wait to get it. I so wanted to color it in and the sketch worked out to be perfect for it! My card base is Basic Black Card Stock and the background is a piece of Whisper White. I stamped the greeting from the Gentle Peace Photopolymer Stamp Set in Memento Tuxedo Black in the lower right corner. A piece of Crumb Cake, Baked Brown Sugar and Soft Suede are embossed with the Woodgrain Textured Impressions Embossing Folder and adhered on top of the White with SNAIL. My main image is also from the Gentle Peace Photopolymer Stamp Set and is heat embossed in Black Stampin’ Emboss Powder on Vellum Card Stock. I used my Coastal Cabana, Daffodil Delight, Real Red, Pacific Point, Lost Lagoon, Pool Party, Chocolate Chip, Soft Suede and “Vintage” Blush Blossom Stampin’ Write Markers to color in the image. I adhered the vellum to a piece of Whisper White and cut it out with my paper Snips. Some Stampin’ Dimensionals adhere it to the card. I love the way the white behind the image makes the colors pop and the tricolor woodgrain keeps the card simple and doesn’t take away from the stained glass window! I really love the image, and heat embossed on the velum and colored in with markers, it really does look like stained glass! I hope that you enjoyed my Pals Paper Arts card for this week’s sketch challenge. I love to get new toys and share the projects with you! I hope that you all have a fabulous Friday! Thanks for checking in! :-)

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Stampin’ Up! products used:

Stamp Set: Gentle Peace Photopolymer

Specialty Ink: Versa-Mark

Stampin’ Emboss Powder: Black

Stampin’ Write Markers: Coastal Cabana, Daffodil Delight, Real Red, Pacific Point, Lost Lagoon, Pool Party, Chocolate Chip, Soft Suede and “Vintage” Blush Blossom

Card Stock: Basic Black, Whisper White, Crumb Cake, Baked Brown Sugar and Soft Suede

Specialty Card Stock: Vellum

Embossing Folder: Woodgrain

Tools: Big Shot, Heat Tool, Paper Snips, 2-Way 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!

Freshly Made Sketches 158

They said that we would have some rain last night and boy did it come down for a little while. I got to run another errand for work yesterday, that makes three days in a row! Let’s see if we can make it four! LOL! I had a fun evening last night. I met my friend Michael for dinner at the Chow Down Diner. We had a very nice conversations that carried over to Starbucks for some coffee and ended hours later in the parking lot. I love when you just connect with people, like you have known them for a long time. Michael is a paper crafter too and you can take a look at his blog HERE. He is the creator of StenDoodle. It sort of like Zentangle with stencils and it’s pretty cool so be sure and take a look!

My late night card for today is for this week’s Freshly Made Sketches challenge from the lovely Jen T….

Freshly Made Sketches #158

Thankfully the idea for the card formulated in my little brain when I peeked at the sketch yesterday morning. My card base is Whisper White Card Stock and I covered the entire front in a piece of Kraft Card Stock. The panel is Basic Black, I embossed a piece with the “Vintage” Pretty Print Textured Impressions Embossing Folder and adhered some Gold Sequin Trim around the back with Sticky Strip before adhering the panel to the card with Stampin’ Dimensionals. My four feathers are from the Four Feathers Stamp Set and are Soft Sky, Pool Party, Coastal Cabana and Bermuda Bay all heat embossed with Gold Stampin’ Emboss Powder. I used the Feathers Framelits to cut them out and some more Stampin’ Dimensionals hold them to the black panel. My greeting is from the Good Greetings Host Stamp Set and is heat embossed in Black Stampin’ Emboss Powder in the lower right corner. There is still a little over a week left to get the Good Greetings Set by placing a $300 order. If you have a bunch of friends that would like to place orders contact me and I’ll give you a Host Code so you can get your set! And there is my late night card for this week’s Freshly Made Sketches challenge. I hope that you enjoyed it and I thank you for stopping by and spending a little time with me today! Have an amazing Thursday my friends! :-)

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Stampin’ Up! products used:

Stamp Sets: Four Feathers and Good Greetings (Host) Clear Mount

Specialty Ink: Versa-Mark

Stampin’ Emboss Powder: Gold and Black

Card Stock: Whisper White, Kraft, Basic Black, Soft Sky, Pool Party, Coastal Cabana and Bermuda Bay

Framelits: Feathers

Embossing Folder: Pretty Print

Embellishment: Gold Sequin Trim

Tools: Big Shot, Sticky Strip, 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 114 & Daniel

Yesterday was another good day, I got to go on another errand! I do so love to escape from the office, even if it’s just for a little bit. Daniel was over for dinner yesterday too! My little buddy! He was 11 months old yesterday too! I can’t believe how fast that has gone. I also registered for Leadership in Orlando and booked my flight! Woo hoo! Sunny Florida in January! I’m going to meet my friend Maggie down there a few days early so we can do some fun theme park stuff! I can’t wait! I did remember to take a picture of little Daniel, excuse my weird face, I was trying to get him to look at the camera!

Me & Daniel 10-14-2014

Today is, can you believe it, Wednesday already! That means that I’m over on the Paper Craft Crew blog for this week’s sketch challenge…

PCCCS114 Sketch 10-15-2014

I was missing Lost Lagoon so I decided that would be one of my colors for today’s card. The card starts off with a base of Whisper White Card Stock. The background is a piece of Lost Lagoon that I embossed with the Lucky Stars Textured Impressions Embossing Folder and adhered over to the right. My frame is a piece of Whisper White and I used my Stampin’ Trimmer to create it. The tree is from the Festival of Trees Photopolymer Stamp Set and is stamped in Lost Lagoon. I heat embossed the ornaments and star in Silver Stampin’ Emboss Powder along with some snowflakes from the Holiday Home Photopolymer Stamp Set and used Stampin’ Dimensionals to pop up the frame. The little stars are Silver Foil Sheet and Lost Lagoon, two punched out with the Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack and the larger one is cut out with the Stars Framelits. My greeting is also from the Holiday Home Stamp Set and is heat embossed in White Stampin’ Emboss Powder. The Bitty Banner Punch, some more Silver Foil Sheet and a few Basic Jewels Rhinestones Complete the card. I love the shine of the silver with the Lost Lagoon and White. Another fun non-traditional Christmas card! I hope that you enjoyed my Design Team card for this week’s Paper Craft Crew sketch challenge. Take a minute to stop by the BLOG to see what the rest of my fellow design team members have done with the sketch. Thanks for spending some time with me today, I appreciate your visit. Have a wonderful Wednesday peeps! :-)

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Stampin’ Up! products used:

Stamp Sets: Festival of Trees and Holiday Home Photopolymer

Ink: Lost Lagoon Classic Stampin’ Ink

Specialty Ink: Versa-Mark

Stampin’ Emboss Powder: Silver and White

Card Stock: Whisper White and Lost Lagoon

Specialty Card Stock: Silver Foil Sheet

Framelits: Stars

Embossing Folder: Lucky Stars

Punches: Bitty Banner and Itty Bitty Accents Pack

Embellishments: Basic Jewels Rhinestones

Tools: Big Shot, Heat Tool, Stampin’ Trimmer, 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 367

Glad to see that you are all here in one piece and survived your Monday! Mine was ok, I got stuff done and ran an errand for work to Michaels. After dinner I went to IKEA to exchange my blinds and ended up buying a Christmas Tree. It looks ver realistic, sort of sparse. I have been looking for a tree like this one for a while and it wasn’t a fortune which was an added bonus! I think it will go up early tis year to encourage me to make the ornaments for it! That Curvy Keepsake Thinlit will make some great ones! Come to think of it the Stars Framelits will come in handy too! See, now I can’t wait to get started on them! We’ll see how long that lasts! LOL!

The card that I made last night is for this week’s Mojo Monday sketch challenge. It’s a nice different one from Sarah Bigelow…

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I was tempted to use the Large Scallop Edgelit but though I could come up with something a little more creative! My card base is Whisper White Card Stock. The top of the card has a piece of Basic Black that I heat embossed the sentiment from the Sumthin’ Sumthin Stamp Set in Gold Stampin’ Emboss Powder. I threaded a piece of the Silver 1/8″ Ribbon through one of the Gold Basic Metal Buttons and adhered it around the back with some Sticky Strip. The bottom is four 2″ strips of the Gold and Silver Foil Sheet. I used the 1″ Circle Punch to punch out the top of each one and adhered them over the Basic Black. A few Frosted Sequins in the upper right complete the card. I have wanted to used some silver and gold together for a while. I think this would make a great card for a birthday or party invitation! Not overly complicated but fun and elegant! I hope you like my card for this week’s Mojo Monday sketch challenge. Your visit, as always, is appreciated and I wish you all a terrific Tuesday! :-)

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Stampin’ Up! products used:

Stamp Set: Sumthin’ Sumthin’ Clear Mount

Specialty Ink: Versa-Mark

Stampin’ Emboss Powder: Gold

Card Stock: Whisper White and Basic Black

Specialty Card Stock: Gold and Silver Foil Sheet

Punch: 1″ Circle

Embellishments: Frosted Sequins, Silver 1/8″ Ribbon and Gold Basic Metal Buttons

Tools: Fast Fuse, Sticky Strip 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!

Double Post – Pals Paper Arts & Paper Players

Another weekend over and done with. No complaints  from me, I had a nice weekend. Yesterday I kind of just hung around the house in the morning and made a card or two, or three. I should have cleaned a bit but I just wasn’t feeling it. I did end up going out with Heather for a while. We stopped by to see our Friends Neal and Steph’s and then headed out to Sonic for lunch. I have had a craving for a while! I got a bacon and cheese hot dog on a pretzel bun, everything should come on a pretzel bun! It was delicious. We stopped at Target on the way home and picked up some lunch for the week. I decided that I wanted to watch a movie last night so I sat down and put on Unknown with Liam Neeson. It was pretty good and I almost made it thorough the entire thing without being interrupted! LOL! Now we are back to the start of another week, one that will hopefully be a good one!

It’s Monday and that means that it’s time for the Paper Players challenge. I also have my card for the Pals Paper Arts challenge too since I used last week’s colors when I made my card on Saturday! Duh! First we’ll do the Pals Paper Arts card which is based on this week’s colors…

PPA 223

I did a tall skinny card just for fun! The card base is Tangelo Twist and my background is a piece of Basic Black. I used the Confetti Stars Border Punch on the right side and adhered it to the base with Stampin’ Dimensionals. My tag is a piece of Very Vanilla, the top is punched with the Scalloped Tag Topper Punch and the bottom corners are rounded with the Project Life Corner Rounder. I stamped the pumpkins and leaves from the Fall Fest Photopolymer Stamp Set in Tangelo Twist and Old Olive. The Fun Fall Framelits cut them out and Stampin’ Dimensionals adhere the leaves to the pumpkins and the pumpkins to the tag. The greeting is form the “Vinatge” Delighful Dozen Stamp Set and is stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black. I threaded a piece of black hemp twine through the top and adhered the tag to the card with some more Stampin’ Dimensionals. A nice clean bright Halloween card and my little ceramic berry basket matches perfectly!

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My card for this week’s Paper Players is based on these colors from the challenge…

Paper Players #217

I didin’t want to do another Halloween card so I went the complete opposite direction. This card starts with a base of Hello Honey Card Stock. I used the Circles Collection Framelits to cut out a window from a piece of Very Vanilla. My greeting is from the Really Good Greetings Stamp Set and is stamped in Mossy Meadow. I adhered the cut out panel to the card with Stampin’ Dimensionals. The flowers are from the Stippled Blossoms Stamp Set and are stamped in Tangelo Twist for the base and Tangerine Tango for the shadows. A little time with my Paper Snips and they are ready to be adhered on top of the Mossy Meadow leaves that I cut out with the Flower Frenzy Bigz L Die. To finish off the card I stamped a butterfly from the Papillon Potpourri Stamp Set in Tangelo Twist, punched him out with the Elegant Butterfly Punch and adhered him to the card with a Glue Dot. I love that even darker fall colors can make a pretty flowery card!

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There is your double dose of cards from me for the Pals Paper Arts and Paper Players challenges. I hope that you enjoyed them both, thanks s much for stopping by and enjoy your Monday! :-)

Stampin’ Up! products used:

Pals Paper Arts Card:

Stamp Sets: Fall Fest Photopolymer and Delightful Dozen (Vintage) Clear Mount

Ink: Tangelo Twist and Old Olive Classic Stampin’ Ink and Memento Tuxedo Black

Card Stock: Tangelo Twist, Basic Black and Very Vanilla

Framelits: Fun Fall

Punches: Confetti Stars Border, Scalloped Tag Topper and Project Life Corner Rounder

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

NON-Stampin’ Up!: Hemptique Black Hemp Twine

 

Paper Players Card:

Stamp Sets: Stippled Blossoms, Papillon Potpourri and Really Good Greetings Clear Mount

Ink: Tangelo Twist, Mossy Meadow and Tangerine Tango Classic Stampin’ Ink

Card Stock: Hello Honey, Very Vanilla and Mossy Meadow

Framelits: Circles Collection

Bigz Die: Flower Frenzy L

Punch: Elegant Butterfly

Tools: Big Shot, Paper Snips, Stamp-a-ma-jig, Glue Dots, Stampin’ Dimensionals and SNAIL

 

Current Promotions:

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

It’s here! The 2014 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!

Wonderful Calypso Espresso

I had a lovely day in Manhattan yesterday despite the rain in the morning. I went in early and met my friend Kim for some diner breakfast and then headed over to see my friend Ella. After Ella’s I went down to Penn Station and met Andrew then I had to stop by and see Jon and Mary for a bit. When we finished there we headed downtown to get some lunch. Andrew is a big fan of hummus so I thought that Hummus and Pita Company would be a good place to go. It was quite tasty as always! Andrew needed to stop by the Apple Store to get his lightning cable replace and who doesn’t like a visit to the Apple Store?! I got a text from Brian saying that he was in the city not too far from us so we went and met up with him for some Starbucks. On the subway ride back up we saw a group perform some acrobatic dance moves in the 34th Street/Herald Square Station. Only in Manhattan people! We stopped at Kim’s for a bit and then headed over to Isabella’s to drop off her Stampin’ Up! order and then it was time to come home. Here are some pictures from yesterday’s travels.

Andrew 14th Street

That’s Andrew just down the block from the Apple Store on 14th Street. Notice the lovely banana peel on the floor! LOL!

Brian, Me and Andrew NYC

Does it look like we were having a good day?! That’s Brian on the left in his Fire Department uniform. That was also after the Starbucks!

A fun day in the city indeed! After I got home I sat down to make my card for today and was inspired to use the You’re Wonderful Photopolymer Stamp Set and last week’s Pals Paper Arts colors! Ooops! My card base for today is Early Espresso Card Stock. The main stamp from the You’re Wonderful Photopolymer Stamp Set is heat embossed in Early Espresso Stampin’ Emboss Powder on So Saffron. I heat embossed the banners in Calypso Coral on Early Espresso along with the greetings and adhered them to the card with Stampin’ Dimensionals. The flowers are heat embossed in Calypso Coral on Vellum Card Stock and colored in with Calypso Coral and Daffodil Delight Stampin’ Blendabilities Markers. I cut them out with my Paper Snips and used a tiny bit of Multi-Purpose Glue to adhere them to the card. I guess I liked the colors so much that they stuck in my head and what would one of my cards be without some heat embossing and vellum lately?! I hope you enjoyed today’s card and the city pics! Thanks for coming by to see what I have been up to and enjoy your Sunday! :-)

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Stampin’ Up! products used:

Stamp Set: You’re Wonderful Photopolymer

Ink: Versa-Mark

Stampin’ Blendabilities Markers: Calypso Coral and Daffodil Delight

Stampin’ Emboss Powder: Early Espresso and Calypso Coral

Card Stock: Early Espresso and So Saffron

Specialty Card Stock: Vellum

Tools: Heat Tool, Paper Snips, 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!

Freshly Made Sketches 157

A very good Saturday to you all! My Friday was pretty good, The weather here was overcast with little peeks of sun, it was a little on the chilly side in the morning but got better as the day progressed. I guess the people in my department missed me yesterday because we all ate lunch together today! After dinner I sadly took my air conditioner out of my window, that for me signifies the end of summer and it was a bummer! LOL! I ran up to IKEA to see if I could get my new blinds, the ones that were here when I moved in were a mixed bunch to say the least. They had them and when I went to put them up wouldn’t you know that one of them was missing the hardware! I will have to wait until Monday to go back, only very brave people go to IKEA on the weekends! I’m off to Manhattan this morning, I have a Stampin’ Up! order to drop off and a few people to see and then I’m going to meet Andrew at Penn Station and we are going to wander around for a bit. I hope that the rain stops, we would like to go across the Brooklyn Bridge and that won’t be any fun in the rain. Fingers crossed peeps!

After I finished my around the house projects last night I sat down and made my card for this week’s Freshly Made Sketches challenge. This week the sketch is provided by Amy…

Freshly Made Sketches #157

Funnily enough I knew that I wanted to use some Burlap ribbon and gold, and that’s just what I did! My card base is a piece of Whisper White card stock. I covered the entire front with a piece of Kraft Card Stock. My center panel is some Gold Foil Sheet that I embossed with the Alphabet Press Textured Impressions Embossing Folder and backed with some Basic Black before adhering it to the card with some SNAIL. Next up is the 1 1/4″ Burlap Ribbon that is held in place with Sticky Strip. My hello is from the #hello Stamp Set and is heat embossed in Gold Stampin’ Emboss Powder on Basic Black and punched out with the 2″ Circle Punch. My “friend” is form the Let Your Hair Down Host Stamp Set and is also heat embossed in Gold Stampin’ Emboss Powder on Basic Black. I adhered both greetings to the Burlap Ribbon with some more Sticky Strip. I really love the Gold and Black with the Burlap and Kraft. I has an elegant yet casual feel to it! I hope that you enjoyed my card for this week’s Freshly Made Sketches challenge. I appreciate you coming by and remember that your visits make all of this possible! Have a amazing Saturday! :-)

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Stampin’ Up! products used:

Stamp Sets: #hello and Let Your Hair Down Clear Mount

Specialty Ink: Versa-Mark

Stampin’ Emboss Powder: Gold

Card Stock: Kraft and Basic Black

Specialty Paper: Gold Foil Sheet

Embossing Folder: Alphabet Press

Punch: 2″ Circle

Embellishments:  1 1/4″ Burlap Ribbon

Tools: Texture Boutique, Heat Tool, Sticky Strip 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!

Fab Friday 52

Do you now what day it is?! I’ll bet you do! Yes… it’s FRIDAY! I had the best day ever at work yesterday! My entire department was out at an event and I was the only one in the office! I got lots of stuff done and even got to have some lunch with my friend Shane. It really was the best day ever!! LOL! I’m getting a haircut after work today and will be off to Manhattan tomorrow to drop off a Stampin’ Up! order to my friend Isabella. Andrew will be joining me and we are going to wander around a bit. Hopefully the rain that we are supposed to get doesn’t last all day or even better, finishes really early!

Every other Friday is a even better because it’s a Fab Friday! It’s time for our nest challenge and this time we have a some colors for you…

Fab Fri 52 10-10-2014

I debated about what I was going to do for a bit and I kept coming back to the same idea so I ran with it! The base of today’s card is Tangelo Twist Card Stock and the background is a piece of Blackberry Bliss with a piece of Basic Black behind it. I stamped the greeting from the September Paper Pumpkin Kit in Versa-Mark and heat embossed it in Silver Stampin’ Emboss Powder. My wreath is from the Wondrous Wreath Photopolymer Stamp Set and is stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black on Tangelo Twist and cut out with the Wonderful Wreath Framelits.I heat embossed the berries with more Silver Stampin’ Emboss Powder, I didn’t let the black ink dry completely so I would get that speckled look on the leaves. The spider in the middle is from the Bite Me Photopolymer Stamp Set and is heat embossed too and then fussy cut with my Paper Snips. The string is also from the September Paper Pumpkin Kit and the spider and wreath are adhered to the card with Stampin’ Dimensionals. Three sequins from the Frosted Sequins Pack are adhered by the greeting to complete the card. I think that I was channeling our Frightful Wreath when I made this card! I like the way the wreath pops off of the Blackberry Bliss background and the Silver Embossing gives it a little added dimension. I hope that you enjoyed my card for the Fab Friday color challenge. Stop by the BLOG and check out the other projects from the rest of the Design Team and enter one of yours in the gallery! Thank you for your visit and most of all for your comments! They always brighten my day! Enjoy your Friday people! :-)

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Stampin’ Up! products used:

Stamp Sets: Wondrous Wreath and Bite Me, and September Paper Pumpkin Kit Photopolymer

Specialty Ink Versa-Mark

Stampin’ Emboss Powder: Silver

Card Stock: Tangelo Twist, Basic Black and Blackberry Bliss

Specialty Card Stock: Vellum

Framelits: Wonderful Wreath

Embellishments: Frosted Sequins and September Paper Pumpin Kit

Tools: Big Shot, Heat Tool, Paper Snips, 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!