Pals Paper Arts 248

Hi there! I’m a little late today, another Friday night out with the gang and it was 2:00am before I got to bed last night! I had a great day yesterday! I had lunch with some friends at work and then came home and made a card quickly before heading over to Scrap-A-Latte for card class with Taylor. I got to play with some new stuff for next month’s class before we had a little dinner with Renee and Angie. There is a Panrea across the street so I ran over and picked it up. Class was so much fun! Brian and Andrew were there last night and Sandy stopped by for a bit too! Everyone had fun and we are thinking that we will need to do two classes next month as it’s already filled up! After class Andrew followed Taylor and I to the bar and we met Marissa, Fred, Anthony and Bill there. Taylor took my car home, so nice to have a child that can drive! Brian had stopped to get some food so he got there not long after us. We had a lot of laughs and I went home with Bill and Anthony. They dropped of Marissa and then me. Nothing like a good card class and then some drinks with friends after!

My card that I have for you today is for this week’s Pals Paper Arts sketch challenge…

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I did a nice bright quick card! The base is Melon Mambo Card Stock cut to 5″ x 5″. I used a piece of the Sweet Taffy Designer Series Paper for the background. My panel in the middle is the library card from the Lawn Fawn Check This Out Photopolymer Stamp Set and is stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black. The greeting is from the Snuggles and Smooches Photopolymer Stamp Set and is stamped in Rich Razzleberry. I used some SNAIL and Fun Foam to adhere the library card to the card. The fun glasses are cut from a piece of Tempting Turquoise with the MFT Die-namics Geek is Chic Die and heat embossed with Ranger Ultra Thick Embossing Powder. I added some Doodlebug and Pretty Pink Posh sequins to the library card for some sparkle and that completes the card. I love the glasses and the nice bright Sweet Taffy Designer Series Paper, they make for a fun nerdy card! I hope that you enjoyed my card for this week’s Pals Paper Arts sketch challenge! Tomorrow’s going to be a busy day here on the blog so make sure that you come back for the Can You Case It post to announce some more new Design Team members and then the Control Freaks Blog Tour is tomorrow night! Thanks for stopping by today! Have a super Saturday! :-)

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Products used:

Stamp Sets: Snuggles and Smooches (Stampin’ Up!) and Check This Out (Lawn Fawn) Photopolymer

Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black and Rich Razzleberry Classic Stampin’ Ink (Stampin’ Up!)

Specialty Ink: Versa-Mark

Embossing Powder: Ranger Ultra Thick Clear

Card Stock: Melon Mambo, Whisper White and Tempting Turquoise (Stampin’ Up!)

Designer Series Paper: Sweet Taffy (Stampin’ Up!)

Dies: Geek is Chic (Die-anmics)

Embellishments: Doodlebug Sequins and Sparkling Clear (Pretty Pink Posh)

Adhesives: Crystal Effects, Multi-Purpose Glue and SNAIL

Tools: Big Shot and Heat 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 Lovely Amazing You. It’s a completely clear stamping option you are going to love!

Piglet MAT

Fab Friday 62

Oh yes! Happy Friday to you all! I have had a good week so no complaints here! I stopped home last night and picked up Taylor and we headed over to Scrap-A-Latte to get all of the prep for tonight’s class done. I really do love spending time with Renee, she’s a funny lady and we always have a good laugh! We even Skyped with Andrea for a bit. I couldn’t leave there without picking up some stuff so I got some goodies from the Prima Butterfly line, some Blue Fern Studios Chip Board and some stuff from My Minds Eye Fancy That line. On the way home we stopped at Michaels to pick up some basic card making supplies for Taylor. She wants her own stuff, she has really gotten into card making lately and is even thinking of starting a blog soon! WOW! That would be pretty cool! She made some cards this week and I wanted to post them here but she said that she wants to post them on her blog. Taking after her old man! Here are the two of us in the car with the top down on the way to see Renee…

Taylor and Me Car

So today is an extra great Friday because it’s a Fab Friday and here is our sketch challenge…

Fab Fri 62 4-17-2015

I don’t know why, maybe because I like the stamp set so much, but I have been in a wedding card mood lately! Today’s card uses a base of Whisper White Card Stock and the front is covered with a piece of Something Borrowed Designer Series Paper. The panel is a piece of Basic Black that I heat embossed the Hardwood Background Stamp on it in Black Stampin’ Emboss Powder. I heat embossed the greeting from the Your Perfect Day Photopolymer Stamp Set in Ranger Liquid Platinum Embossing Powder on Vellum and adhered it on the back of the panel. Some Fun Foam is used as a backing and some SNAIL adheres it to the card. A piece of Sahara Sand that I flagged is tucked under the bottom. I tore off a small strip of the Stacked with Love Designer Washi Tape and put it on a piece of Whisper White. The edges are trimmed with my Paper Snips and some Foam Tape holds it in place. I wanted my button to match the greeting so I used the Little Pieces Embosslit to cut out some whisper white and heat embossed it with more Ranger Liquid Platinum Embossing Powder. That too is adhered to the Washi Tape with some Foam Tape. Finally some Hazel & Ruby The Makery Shine & Sparkle Sequins and some Pretty Pink Posh Sparkling Clear Sequins are adhered to the embossed woodgrain to break it up a bit. Another simple card that would be a great wedding one. I think that the black on black woodgrain has a fun look to it! I hope that you enjoyed my card for the Fab Friday sketch challenge! Before you go take a quick hop over the blog and see what the rest of talented teammates have done with the sketch! Thanks for sharing some of your Friday with me, have a fab one! :-)

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Fab Friday 62 Close-WM

Products used:

Stamp Sets: Your Perfect Day Photopolymer and Hardwood Background Clear Mount (Stampin’ Up!)

Specialty Ink: Versa-Mark

Embossing Powder: Black (Stampin’ Up!) and Liquid Platinum (Ranger)

Card Stock: Whisper White, Basic Black and Sahara Sand (Stampin’ Up!)

Specialty Card Stock: Vellum (Stampin’ Up!)

Designer Series Paper: Something Borrowed (Stampin’ Up!)

Embosslit: Little Pieces (Stampin’ Up!)

Embellishments: Stacked with Love Designer Washi Tape, The Makery Sparkle and Shine Sequins (Hazel & Ruby) and Sparkling Clear (Pretty Pink Posh)

Adhesives: Crystal Effects, SNAIL and Foam Tape (3M)

Tools: Big Shot, Heat Tool and Paper Snips

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 Lovely Amazing You. It’s a completely clear stamping option you are going to love!

Piglet MAT

Freshly Made Sketches 182

Yesterday turned out to be a nice day after all. It didn’t rain and actually made it up to 70 degrees! The sun was out and despite the wind it was actually warm. Work was pretty quiet, always a good thing. When I came home I Skyped with Andrea and we crafted together. I had to get a few cards made because I’m off to Scrap-A-Latte tonight to get things prepared for tomorrow night’s class. Taylor is going to tag a long and help so it should go pretty fast. I stopped by Heather’s for a cocktail last night. I had a whiskey sour and really liked it! I got home around 10:15 and took care of some stuff before heading off to bed. Another pretty good day!

One of the cards that I made last night is for this week’s Freshly Made Sketches challenge…

Freshly Made Sketches 182

A really neat sketch! My card for today has a base of Whisper White Card Stock. I ran a strip of the Stacked with Love Designer Washi Tape down the left side. The panel is a piece of Smoky Slate that I stamped with the Something Lacy Background Stamp in Smoky Slate. A piece of Fun Foam is adhered behind the panel and then some SNAIL holds it all to the card. The greeting and wreath are from the Your Perfect Day Photopolymer Stamp Set. I heat embossed the wreath on Vellum Card Stock with White Stampin’ Emboss Powder and then used my Paper Snips to cut it out. The greeting and leaves are also heat embossed in White Stampin’ Emboss Powder on Basic Black. I adhered the wreath to the back of the greeting and then used some Stampin’ Dimensionals to adhere it to the card. A few Pretty Pink Posh Sparkling Clear Sequins complete the card. I love the simplicity of the card and the font in the greeting is just perfect! I hope that you enjoyed my card for this week’s Freshly Made Sketches challenge. Nothing brightens my day more than a visit from you so thanks! Have an awesome Thursday! :-)

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FMS 182 Close-WM

Products used:

Stamp Sets: Your Perfect Day Photopolymer and Something Lacy Background Clear Mount (Stampin’ Up!)

Ink: Smoky Slate Classic Stampin’ Ink (Stampin’ Up!)

Specialty Ink: Versa-Mark

Embossing Powder: White (Stampin’ Up!)

Card Stock: Whisper White, Smoky Slate and Basic Black (Stampin’ Up!)

Specialty Card Stock: Vellum (Stampin’ Up!)

Embellishments: Stacked with Love Designer Washi Tape (Stampin’ Up!) and Sparkling Clear Sequins (Pretty Pink Posh)

Adhesive: Stampin’ Dimensionals and SNAIL (Stampin’ Up!)

Tools: Big Shot, Heat Tool and Fun Foam

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 Lovely Amazing You. It’s a completely clear stamping option you are going to love!

Piglet MAT

Paper Craft Crew 140

So, remember yesterday when I said that I had tags class at Scrap-A-Latte last night? Well, no, it’s actually next Tuesday! It’s good that I put stuff in my calendar on my iPhone, it’s even better when I actually check said calendar! LOL! It’s also good that Renee called me to let me know that she placed the order for next month’s card class and also mentioned that the tags class is next Tuesday! Maybe I need to try and do a little less?! Nah! Yesterday it was overcast here all day but not too cool so that was ok. I came home and Skyped with Andrea for a bit and then puttered around in the Stampin’ Galley. I also watched some YouTube, never a good idea, I just get sucked in and before I know it 2 hours have passed! Pretty neat that it’s Wednesday already though!

And if it’s Wednesday then that means that I’m over on the Paper Craft Crew blog for this week’s sketch challenge…

PCCCS140 DT Sketch 4-15-2015

A fun simple layout deserves a fun simple card! My card base is Whisper White Card Stock. I took another piece of Whisper White and used the Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangles and Circles to crate my panel. All of the images and greeting are from the Kinda Eclectic Stamp Set. I stamped the sunburst in Crushed Curry on the card base and then adhered some Fun Foam to the back of the panel and then adhered the panel to the base. The leaves are stamped in Pear Pizzaz and cut out with the leaf die from Dies by Dave. They are adhered under the panel to the base with SNAIL. I stamped the two butterflies in Tangelo Twist and punched them out with the Elegant Butterfly and Bitty Butterfly Punches. My greeting is heat embossed on Blackberry Bliss in White Stampin’ Emboss Powder and mounted to the card with Stampin’ Dimensionals. I cut the two banners using the Simon Says Stamp Bundle of Stitched Shapes and adhered them to the card with SNAIL. My two butterflies are adhered with Stampin’ Dimensionals. Kinda Eclectic is one of my favorite sets and I love all of the colors and stitching on the card! I hope that you enjoyed my Design Team card for this week’s Paper Craft Crew sketch challenge. Click here to go over to the blog and see some more inspiration from the rest of the design team! Thanks so much for coming by today! Have a wonderful Wednesday! :-)

PCCCS140-JK-WM

Products used:

Stamp Set: Kinda Eclectic Clear Mount (Stampin’ Up!)

Ink: Crushed Curry, Pear Pizzaz and Tangelo Twist Classic Stampin’ Ink (Stampin’ Up!)

Specialty Ink: Versa-Mark

Embossing Powder: White (Stampin’ Up!)

Card Stock: Whisper White, Blackberry Bliss and Crushed Curry (Stampin’ Up!)

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

Punches: Elegant Butterfly and Bitty Butterfly (Stampin’ Up!)

Adhesives: Stampin’ Dimensionals and SNAIL

Tools: Big Shot, Heat Tool and Fun Foam

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 Lovely Amazing You. It’s a completely clear stamping option you are going to love!

Piglet MAT

Mojo 393

How was your Monday? Mine was pretty good. It was a nice sunny day and in the 60’s! Today it’s going to rain and will do that for the next few days. Just a taste, that’s all we get! My parents went to pick up my brother, Erika and Daniel from the airport yesterday! He was extra adorable, I guess because I missed the little guy so much! They said that the weather was perfect while they were there and that he was really well behaved on the flight home too! Here he is feeding some Koi, he loved that they all came right over to him!

Daniuel Feeding Koi

After I got in some Daniel time Heather came over and her, Taylor and I went over to see Sandy for a bit. It was a get together of all of the old stamp class alumni! It was good to see everyone again and I told them about the card classes at Scrap-A-Latte. We stopped at Target on the way home to pick up a few odds and ends. We got home a little later that I wanted to so I popped into the Stampin’ Galley to make my card for today. Not a bad Monday at all! Tonight I’m off to Scrap-A-Latte to take Angie’s tags class! That’s going to be fun!

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

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Quite a fun and unusual sketch! My obsession with the Stitched shapes continues on today’s card! The base is Whisper White Card Stock and the front is covered in a piece of Basic Black. My background is a piece of Brushed Silver Metallic that I cut out with the Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangles. My three panels are all pieces of paper from the Stacked with Love Designer Series Paper Stack. I used the Stitched Rectangles to cut out the red hearts and the the black ones. The white one is cut out with the Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangles. I used the stitched strip from the Simon Says Stamp Bundle of Stitched Shapes to cut the diagonal. My greeting is from the Lovely Amazing You Photopolymer Stamp Set and is heat embossed in Silver Stampin’ Emboss Powder. I used the Simon Says Stamp Stitched Circles to cut it out and it’s adhered with Stampin’ Dimensionals. The little heart is Real Red and is punched out with the Confetti Hearts Punch. I coated it with Crystal Effects for a little shine. Two Pretty Pink Posh Silver Sequins complete the card. I love that Stacked with Love DSP and that it can be used for more than just a valentine! I hope that you enjoyed my card for this week’s Mojo Monday sketch challenge. You visits always make my days a little happier so thanks for stopping by! Have a terrific Tuesday! :-)

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Products Used:

Stamp Set: Lovely Amazing You Photopolymer (Stampin’ Up!)

Specialty Ink: Versa-Mark

Embossing Powder: Silver (Stampin’ Up!)

Card Stock: Whisper White and Basic Black

Specialty Card Stock: Brushed Silver Metallic

Designer Series Paper: Stacked with Love Stack

Dies: Stitched Rectangles, Squares and Circles (Simon Says Stamp)

Punch: Confetti Hearts (Stampin’ Up!)

Embellishments: Silver Sequins (Pretty Pink Posh)

Adhesive: Crystal Effects, Stampin’ Dimensionals and SNAIL

Tools: Big Shot and Heat 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 Lovely Amazing You. It’s a completely clear stamping option you are going to love!

Piglet MAT

Paper Players 240 & Freshly Made Sketches 181

Wow! Is it Monday already?! That weekend just flew by like all of the rest of them! I did have a nice day yesterday though. I managed to get my taxes done (thanks so much Melissa!!). It was such nice day yesterday that I had to take a ride in the convertible with the top down so Taylor and I went to Scrap-A-Latte to see Renee and Angie. Renee and I picked out some new goodies for next month’s card class, can’t wait to get that stuff! I came home and we had dinner with my parents and then Andrew stopped by for a bit. I helped him take the radio out of his car and put back the old one because he’s getting a new car on Tuesday! After he left I finished my laundry and cards for today. I really do need just a few more hours in the day! LOL!

Today I have two cards, one is for this week’s Paper Players and the other is for Freshly Made Sketches. First up is this week’s Paper Players and it’s a color challenge…

Paper Players #240

Some bright cheery colors! My card base is Whisper White Card Stock, and yes, it’s a tall & skinny! I used the Impression Obsession Fancy Cutout Border Die on some Pistachio Pudding. A strip of Coastal Cabana is cut and the panel is adhered with Foam Tape and then to the card with SNAIL. A piece of Strawberry Slush is cut out with the Butterfly Thinlits and backed with some Vellum and adhered to the card with more Foam Tape. Another piece of Strawberry Slush is cut out with the Simon Says Stamp You Craft Die and adhered to the card with 2-Way Glue. The greeting is from the Simon Says Stamp You Photopolymer Stamp Set and is stamped in Coastal Cabana. A few 2013-2015 In-Color Sequins finish off the card. I really like the butterfly backed with the vellum, if only we had a die for that too!

Paper Players 240-WM

Next up is Freshly Made Sketches

Freshly Made Sketches 181

I do love when there are some off kilter elements! My card base for this one is also Whisper White Card Stock. The background is a piece of Crushed Curry that I embossed with the Tiny Triangles Textured Impressions Embossing Folder. The off kilter panel is a piece of paper from the Moonlight Designer Series Paper Stack. I cut out three feathers from Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper with the Simon Says Stamp Feathers Craft Die. The greeting is from a Paper Pumpkin Kit and is heat embossed in White Stampin’ Emboss Powder on Basic Gray. I underlined it with with a piece of Lost Lagoon and adhered it to the card with Stampin’ Dimensionals. My feathers are tucked under the greeting and some Doodlebug and Pretty Pink Posh Sparkling Clear Sequins are scattered to the right of the feathers and complete the card. I love the colors and the bold greeting and geometric pattern would make this a great masculine thank you card!

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I hope that you enjoyed today’s double header for the Paper Players and Freshly Made Sketches. Thank you so much for indulging me in my playing catch up and I hope that you all have a marvelous Monday! :-)

Products used:

Paper Players Card:

Stamp Set: You Photopolymer (Simon Says Stamp)

Ink: Coastal Cabana Classic Stampin’ Ink (Stampin’ Up!)

Card Stock: Whisper White, Coastal Cabana, Pistachio Pudding and Strawberry Slush (Stampin’ Up!)

Specialty Card Stock: Vellum (Stampin’ Up!)

Dies: Butterfly Thinlits (Stampin’ Up!), You Craft Die (Simon Says Stamp), Fancy Cutout Border (Impression Obsession)

Embellishments: 2013-2015 In-Color Sequins (Stampin’ Up!)

Adhesive: 2-Way Glue, Crystal Effects, SNAIL and 3M Foam Tape

Tools: Big Shot

Freshly Made Sketches Card:

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

Specialty Ink: Versa-Mark

Embossing Powder: White (Stampin’ Up!)

Card Stock: Whisper White, Crushed Curry, Basic Gray and Lost Lagoon (Stampin’ Up!)

Designer Series Paper: Moonlight Stack

Specialty Paper: Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer (Stampin’ Up!)

Die: Feathers (Simon Says Stamp)

Embossing Folder: Tiny Triangles (Stampin’ Up!)

Embellishments: Doodlebug and Pretty Pink Posh Sparkling Clear Sequins

Adhesive: Crystal Effects, Stampin’ Dimensionals and SNAIL

Tools: Big Shot and Heat 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 Lovely Amazing You. It’s a completely clear stamping option you are going to love!

Piglet MAT

Can You Case It #65 and New Team Members!

Happy Sunday peeps! I had a busy but nice day yesterday. I made some cards in the morning and then ran over to Scrap-A-Latte to drop off my cards for the class on Friday! The best part was the ride, I had the top down in the car! Oh how I have missed the convertible! When I got home my friend Sue stopped by and we played with Etsy for a little while setting up my store. People have been asking me if I sell my cards so I thought that it was about time to see what I can do about that! I will begin adding things to it and hopefully in a few weeks it will be filled and ready to go!

Today I’m announcing part of my Design Team over on the Can You Case It blog! My friend Eva asked me a while ago if I would like to co-manage a the Can You Case It blog with her and choose a team. We will alternate teams every other week. I think that it will be lots of fun! So it is with great pleasure today that I announce the first two new Design Team members…

First up we have the very talented and versatile Michael Trent!

Michael Trent CYCI

Michael is originally from Hicksville, NY (not too far from me!) and currently live in Cosmopolis, Brasil (pretty far from me!). You can visit Michael’s blog, World of Michael Trent, HERE.

Next up is the cleverly crafty Andrea Tracy-Tucker!

Andrea Tucker CYCI

Andrea currently lives in Wray, Colorado with her family and horses! I’m very happy to call her my friend! You can visit Andrea’s blog, One Stampin’ Mother Tucker, HERE.

So there are the first two new Design Team members for my team over on Can You Case It! Show them some love by leaving them a comment on their blog posts for today’s challenge!

Speaking of today’s challenge it’s a Clean & Quick one…

CYCI #65

I was a little worried when I saw this, I don’t think that I have ever made a card in 10 minutes! I definitely planned out what I was going to do before I got started! My card base is a piece of Whisper White Card Stock. I used the Lawn Fawn Large Stitched Rectangles to cut out a piece of Silver Fancy Foil Designer Vellum and adhered it to the base with SNAIL. The main panel is a piece of Smoky Slate and is cut out with the Lawn Fawn Small Stitched Rectangles, I also cut out a piece of Whisper White. Using my MISTI Tool (loving it by the way!) I stamped the image with the greeting from the Adventure Awaits Photopolymer Stamp Set in Memento Tuxedo Black on both the Smoky Slate and Whisper White. The Simon Says Stamp Jumbo Jets Craft Die is used to cut out the sentiment from the Whisper White panel and is then adhered over the Smoky Slate panel with Foam Tape. I then adhered a piece of Fun Foam between the panel and the card to give it a little more dimension. I love the look of the spotlight die cut plane over the greeting. I think this would be a perfect card for someone going off to college, changing careers or facing a big decision! I hope that you enjoy my Clean and Quick card for this week’s Can You Case It challenge! Don’t forget to visit the blog to see what our newest Design Team members have done and of course the rest of the Design Team too! Feeling inspired? Make a card to enter in the gallery and you could be one of our picks for the week! Thank you so much for stopping by today, I’m always glad that you do! Have a sensational Sunday! :-)

CYCI #65-JK-WM

CYCI #65 Straight-WM

CYCI #65 Angle-WM

Products Used:

Stamp Set: Adventure Awaits Photopolymer (Stampin’ Up!)

Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black

Card Stock: Whisper White and Smoky Slate (Stampin’ Up!)

Specialty Paper: Silver Fancy Foil Designer Vellum (Stampin’ Up!)

Dies: Large and Small Stitched Rectangles (Lawn Fawn) and Jumbo Jets Craft Die (Simon Says Stamp)

Adhesive: Foam Tape (3M) and SNAIL (Stampin’ Up!)

Tools: Big Shot and MISTI 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 Lovely Amazing You. It’s a completely clear stamping option you are going to love!

Piglet MAT

Pals Paper Arts 247

Yay! It’s the weekend! I had another busy day at work yesterday, lots more running around! I did get a nice little treat, Andrew came and met me for lunch! We went to the pizza place and then he came back to the office to hang out for bit. Always nice to see Andrew! I came home and took my dad to get his truck from the repair shop, spoke to Michael for a bit and then Anthony and Bill came to get me so that we could run to Costco. I haven’t been there in a while, I always go to BJ’s so I picked up some stuff that I can’t get at BJ’s. We went to SmashBurger for dinner and it was quite tasty! On the way home we stopped at Starbucks and I got some coffee. When I came home I sat down and watched a movie and by the time that was done it was 12:00, time for bed!

My card that I have for you today is for this week’s Pals Paper Arts color challenge…

PPA 247

A sort of monochromatic look with all shades of purple! I have been dying to use a new set that I got from Altenew and as a bonus they recently came out with dies for it too! Card base is Whisper White Card Stock. I cut a piece of Blackberry Bliss out with the Lawn Fawn Large Stitched Rectangles for my background. My main panel is a piece of Whisper White that I cut out with the Lawn Fawn Small Stitched Rectangles and adhered some fun foam to the back and then adhered the panel to the card. My roses and leaves are from the Altenew Sketched Roses Photopolymer Stamp Set and are stamped using the MISTI Tool in Perfect Plum, Blackberry Bliss and Elegant Eggplant. I used Pear Pizzaz for the leaves and then used the matching dies to cut them all out and adhered them to the card with SNAIL and Stampin’ Dimensionals. The greeting is from the Super Script Photopolymer Stamp Set and is stamped in Blackberry Bliss. I didn’t add anything else so as to not take away from the awesome font in the greeting and those pretty layered roses! The MISTI made stamping the roses with the multiple layers so quick and easy, love that tool! I hope that you enjoyed my card for this week’s Pals Paper Arts color challenge! Thanks very much for your visit and I hope that you all have a simply wonderful Saturday! :-)

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Products Used:

Stamp Set: Vintage Roses and Super Script (Altenew)

Ink: Perfect Plum, Blackberry Bliss, Elegant Eggplant and Pear Pizzaz Classic Stampin’ Ink (Stampin’ Up!)

Card Stock: Whisper White and Blackberry Bliss (Stampin’ Up!)

Dies: Vintage Roses (Altenew) Large and Small Stitched Rectangles (Lawn Fawn)

Tools: Big Shot, MISTI Stamping Tool, Fun Foam, Stampin’ Dimensionals and SNAIL

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Mojo 392

Yes, it’s Friday, my all time favorite day of the week! I had a hectic day at work yesterday, I was running around all over the place! But it does make the day fly by! I cam home last night and worked on some projects and spoke to Andrea and Eva vis Skype. A relatively quiet evening, not the norm but certainly welcome. I pre-ordered my Apple Watch this morning! Can you believe that it won’t ship until June?!?! That is just crazy! I’m sure that it will be amazing just like all of their other products! What about you? Are any of you thinking about getting one? I’ll have a full review once I did get mine don’t you worry! LOL!

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

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I have wanted the set that I used on today’s card for a while and just kept on forgetting to order it but I finally remembered! My card base is Whisper White Cards Stock. I covered the entire front with a piece of Sahara Sand. For the background I used the Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangles to cut out a piece of Whisper White and I backed it with some fun foam and adhered it to the card. The strip down the right side is a piece of Brushed Gold Metallic Card Stock with a piece of paper from the Something Borrowed Designer Series Paper Pack. My two angled strips are also Sahara Sand and are adhered with Stampin’ Dimensionals. I stamped the wreath and the greeting from the Your Perfect Day Photopolymer Stamp Set in Versa-Mark on Vellum and heat embossed them with Ranger Gold Tinsel Embossing Powder. The Simon Says Stamp Stitched Circles are used to cut them out. The wreath is adhered with 2-Way Glue and the greeting with Kool Tak Clear Foam Tape. Three Pretty Pink Posh Gold Sequins complete the card. I love the simplicity and subtle colors, this would definitely make a perfect wedding card! I hope that you enjoyed my card for this week’s Mojo Monday sketch challenge! Thanks, as always for stopping by and have an absolutely fantastic Friday! :-)

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Stampin’ Up! products used:

Stamp Set: Your Perfect Day Photopolymer

Specialty Ink: Versa-Mark

Embossing Powder: Ranger Gold Tinsel

Card Sock: Whisper White and Sahara Sand

Specialty Card Stock: Brushed Gold Metallic and Vellum

Designer Series Paper: Something Borrowed

Dies: Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangles and Circles

Embellishments: Pretty Pink Posh Gold 6mm Sequins

Tools: Big Shot, Heat Tool, Crystal Effects, Kool Tak Clear Foam Tape, 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 Lovely Amazing You. It’s a completely clear stamping option you are going to love!

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OSAT Mother’s Day Blog Hop

OSAT HeaderHello my peeps and a very happy Thursday to you! Today I’m participating in the second blog hop with a bunch of my friends from one of the Facebook groups that I belong to. It’s called One Stamp at a Time Cards and More. The focus this month is on Mother’s Day! Soon it will be that time of year to show our wonderful Mother’s, Grandmother’s Aunt’s and whoever else in your life that has been like a Mother to you how much we love them! This time I’m all about the gold! It’s everywhere in design and decorating lately and who couldn’t use a little shine?! If you have arrived here from Martie Hillyer’s blog, welcome! Didn’t she have some fun projects?! I have three cards for you today!

The first card is an eclectic collection of elements but I like when you can make them work together on a card! My card base is Whisper White Card Stock. I stamped the Hardwood Background Stamp in Crumb Cake on Crumb Cake for my background. The frame is a piece of Blushing Bride that I cut out using two of the Lawn Fawn Large and Small Stitched Rectangles. I found an old Recollections stamp that I heat embossed on Vellum with White Stampin’ Emboss Powder for the ledger paper. For the five hearts along the bottom I used a die from the Circle Card Thinlits and some Gold Glimmer Paper. My “string” is a piece of Very Vanilla That is cut out with the Simon Says Stamp Stitched Slopes and Hills Dies. The little pocket is cut out from Vellum using the Simon Says Stamp Tiny Coin Envelope Die. I heat embossed the greeting on it from the Lovely Amazing You Photopolymer Stamp Set in Gold Stampin’ Emboss Powder. A piece of Very Vanilla with the corners rounded and a hole punched in it so I could thread some Hemptique Natural Hemp Cord though the top. The heart is from the Perfect Pennants Stamp Set and is stamped in Rose Red. The grid and tiny envelope are adhered to the card with SNAIL and the hearts with Stampin’ Dimensionals. A scattering of Hazel & Rub The Makery Think Pink Sequins and Pretty Pink Posh Gold Sequins complete the card! I really do love the eclectic feel to the card and the little envelope with the tag is so neat!

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My second card uses some new dies that I got from Ellen Hutson. The base is Whisper White Card Stock. I cut out the background using the Lawn Fawn Small Stitched Rectangles from a piece of Whisper White. I used the Essential by Ellen Bold Blossoms Stand Alone Dies to cut out the leaves and flowers from Brushed Silver Metallic and Brushed Gold Metallic Card Stock. The love is cut out using the Essentials by Ellen You Rock Die from Gold Foil Sheet. My leaves, small flowers and love are adhered with Multi-Purpose Glue and the large flower with pieces of Stampin’ Dimensionals. The panel is adhered to the card with a piece of fun foam to lift it up. A scattering of Simon Says Stamp Sparkle and Shine Sequins give it a little glimmer. I love the simplicity of the card and I think that it would also work well for a wedding!

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My last card is a tall and skinny one! The base is Whisper White Card Stock and the background is a piece of Pistachio Pudding. I used another piece of Whisper White to heat emboss the greeting from the Painted Petals Photopolymer Stamp Set in Gold Stampin’ Emboss Powder. Down the left side is a piece of Pinkfresh Studio Peach and Mint Ombre Airmail Washi Tape. The panel is adhered to the card with a piece of fun foam in between. My large butterfly is cut out from Crisp Cantaloupe using the Butterflies Thinlits. The two smaller butterflies are from the Nature’s Perfection Stamp Set and are heat embossed in Gold Stampin’ Emboss Powder on Vellum. My butterflies are all adhered to the card with some Kool Tak Clear Foam Tape. A few Pretty Pink Posh Lime Sorbet and Tangerine Sequins with a few gold ones are randomly adhered to the background. To give the large butterfly some extra sparkle I brushed it with my Wink Of Stella Clear Glitter Pen. I really like that washi tape and the Wink of Stella looks so cool in person!

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And there you have my three cards for the OSAT Mother’s Day Blog Hop! I hope that you enjoyed them and are inspired by them. You can click on the button below to continue on with the tour, you will go to the very talented Darla Robert’s blog. Thank you so much for stopping by to see me today. Have a thoroughly awesome Thursday! :-)

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Stampin’ Up! products used:

OSAT Gold Grid Hearts Card:

Stamps: Hardwood Background (Stampin’ Up!), Lovely Amazing You Photopolymer (Stampin’ Up!), Pennant Parade (Stampin’ Up!) and Recollection Ledger Grid

Specialty Ink: Versa-Mark

Embossing Powder: White and Gold (Stampin’ Up!)

Card Stock: Whisper White, Crumb Cake, Blushing Bride and Very Vanilla (Stampin’ Up!)

Specialty Card Stock: Vellum (Stampin’ Up!)

Specialty Paper: Gold Glimmer (Stampin’ Up!)

Dies: Circle Card Thinlits(Stampin’ Up!), Large and Small Stitched Rectangles (Lawn Fawn), Stitched Slopes and Hills (Simon Says Stamp) and Tiny Coin Envelope (Simon Says Stamp)

Punches: 1/8″ Circle Punch and Project Life Corner Rounder

Embellishments: Hazel & Ruby The Makery Think Pink Sequins, Pretty Pink Posh Gold Sequins, Hemptique Natural Hemp Cord

Adhesive: Crystal Effects, Stampin’ Dimensionals and SNAIL

Tools: Big Shot and Heat Tool

OSAT EH Scribble Flowers Card:

Card Stock: Whisper White (Stampin’ Up!)

Specialty Card Stock: Brushed Silver Metallic and Brushed Gold Metallic (Stampin’ Up!)

Specialty Paper: Gold Foil (Stampin’ Up!)

Dies: Small Stitched Rectangles (Lawn Fawn), Bold Blooms Stand Alone (Ellen Hutson), You Rock (Ellen Hutson)

Embellishments: Pretty Pink Posh Gold Sequins

Adhesives: Multi-Purpose Glue (Stampin’ Up!), Stampin’ Dimensionals (Stampin’ Up!) and Crystal Effects (Stampin’ Up!)

Tools: Big Shot and Fun Foam

OSAT Pistachio Cantaloupe Butterfly Card:

Stamp Sets: Painted Petals Photopolymer (Stampin’ Up!) and Natures Perfection (Stampin’ Up!)

Specialty Ink: Versa-Mark

Embossing Powder: Gold (Stampin’ Up!)

Card Stock: Whisper White (Stampin’ Up!), Pistachio Pudding (Stampin’ Up!) and Crisp Cantaloupe (Stampin’ Up!)

Specialty Card Stock: Vellum (Stampin’ Up!)

Dies: Butterfly Thinlits (Stampin’ Up!)

Punch: Elegant Butterfly (Stampin’ Up!)

Embellishments: Pinkfresh Studios Peach, Mint Ombre Airmail Washi Tape and Pretty Pink Posh Lime Sorbet, Tangerine and Gold Sequins and Wink of Stella Clear Glitter Pen

Adhesives: Crystal Effects (Stampin’ Up!), Kool Tak Clear Foam and SNAIL (Stampin’ Up!)

Tools: Big Shot, Heat Tool and Fun Foam

Complete OSAT Blog List:

Darla

Eva

Tina

Elizabeth

Andrea

Megan

Debbie

Holly

James

Diane

Maggie

Wynn

Martie

Justin – that’s me!

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