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Paper Players 223 & Subway Chickens!

Hello there! How was the weekend? Mine was pretty good, I had a nice time in Manhattan yesterday. The weather was perfect, I did a lot of walking, 9 miles to be exact! I love walking in the city. My friend Kim and I met for breakfast at the diner and then we walked across Central Park. I stopped by to see Joe and Penny for a bit and then met up with Kim at 116th Street and Park Avenue. There is a market there called La Marqueta, they have all kinds of food truck vendors and a garden center. We had some really good bacon wrapped pork bites and rice balls with chicken, for dessert some yummy ice cream. I stopped by Kim & Brian’s for some tacos on the way home and then I came home and crafted for a bit. I had the American Music Awards on and got to see Sam sing I’m Not the Only One. Can’t wait to see him in January! My friend Michael made a really cool card yesterday using a little Stampin’ Up! and some stencils. Love the birds! Go and take a look HERE! Oh, yes, I almost forgot, I have some pictures for you too! I thought that the blog post title would intrigue you! There were a few chickens under the subway tracks! There really isn’t anything that you can’t find in Manhattan! LOL!

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The Reservoir, I love the reflection of the buildings and the ducks just hanging out!

Sun

I just thought the shadow of the tree and the sun were really cool!

La Marquetts

La Marqueta! :-)

Subway Chickens

And there are the chickens! They were happy little chickens too!

A fun day in the city! Since it’s Monday that means that it’s time for this week’s Paper Players challenge…

Paper Players #223

A sketch from the lovely LeAnne! I had the urge to use some silver, well, a lot of silver! My card base is Basic Black Card Stock. I heat embossed the greeting from the Four You Stamp Set with Silver Stampin’ Emboss Powder in the lower right corner. I then embossed a pice of Silver Foil Sheet with the Decorative Dots Textured Impressions Embossing Folder and used the Dotted Scallop Ribbon Border Punch for the little strip across the top punched from Basic Gray. Another piece of Basic Gray that I flagged on the bottom is adhered with Stampin’ Dimensionals to the embossed panel. A Silver Basic Metal Button with some Basic Black Baker’s Twine tied in a bow is adhered to the flag with Glue Dots. I used the Four Feathers Stamp Set heat embossed on Vellum in Silver Stampin’ Emboss Powder for my element on the panel. They are adhered to each other with SNAIL and to the card with a Stampin’ Dimensional. Three Frosted Sequins adhered with Crystal Effects complete the card. It has been a while since I used the feathers, did you miss them as much as I did?! LOL! I hope that you enjoyed my card for this week’s Paper Players sketch challenge! I love having you stop by and share in my adventures! Thanks so much and have a magnificent Monday! :-)

Paper Players 223-WM

Stampin’ Up! products used:

Stamp Sets: Four You and Four Feathers Clear Mount

Specialty Ink: Versa-Mark

Stampin’ Emboss Powder: Silver

Card Stock: Basic Black and Basic Gray

Specialty Card Stock: Vellum and Sliver Foil Sheet

Framelits: Feathers

Embossing Folder: Decorative Dots

Punch: Dotted Scallop Ribbon Border Punch

Embellishments: Basic Black Baker’s Twine, Silver Basic Metal Buttons and Frosted Sequins

Tools: Big Shot, Heat Tool, Stamp-a-ma-jig, Crystal Effects, 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!

Piglet MAT

Pals Paper Arts 228

I had a semi-productive Saturday. I began organizing some of the stuff in the Stampin’ Galley and then went out and ran some errands with Heather. I realized around 4:30 that I hadn’t eaten when Andrew texted me to see if we were having dinner. He came over around 7 and we went to Five Guys for some burgers. After, we went to let his friend’s dog out and came back to the house and watched The Da Vinci Code. I am trying to expand Andrew’s horizons as far as movies go. LOL! Thankfully, he said he enjoyed it. I’m off to Manhattan now for a little while to see my friend Kim. What are you up to today?

The card I have for you today is for this weeks Pals Paper Arts sketch challenge…

PPA 228

I started today’s card off with a base of Cherry Cobbler Card Stock. The background is a piece of Smoky Slate embossed with the Northern Flurry Textured Impressions Embossing Folder. For the panel, I used the Lawn Fawn Small Stitched Rectangles to cut out a piece of Soft Sky. I stamped the tree in Garden Green and heat embossed the snowflakes with White Stampin’ Emboss Powder. The house is from the Holiday Home Photopolymer Stamp Set and is stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black. I used Smoky Slate and Cherry Cobbler Stampin’ Blendabilities Markers to color in the door and roof. The lights are stamped in Garden Green and the house is cut out with the Homemade Holiday Framelits and adhered to the panel with SNAIL. The greeting is from the Project Life December Wonder Photopolymer Stamp Set, is stamped in Garden Green and cut out with the banner from the Gift Card Envelope and Trims Thinlits. A few Stampin’ Dimensionals adhere it to the panel and that finishes the card. Another simple holiday card, but again, I really love the stitching detail on those stitched rectangles. I hope you enjoyed my card for this weeks Pals Paper Arts sketch challenge. I thank you very much for coming by to visit with me today and I hope you all have a good Sunday! :-)

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Stampin’ Up! products used:

Stamp Sets: Project Life December Wonder and Holiday Home Photopolymer

Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black and Garden Green Classic Stampin’ Ink

Specialty Ink: Versa-Mark

Stampin’ Emboss Powder: White

Stampin’ Blendabilities Markers: Smoky Slate and Cherry Cobbler

Card Stock: Cherry Cobbler, Smoky Slate, Soft Sky and Whisper White

Framelits: Homemade Holiday

Thinlits: Gift Card Envelope and Trims

Embossing Folder: Northern Flurry

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

Non-Stampin’ Up!: Lawn Fawn Small Stitched Rectangles

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!

Piglet MAT

Freshly Made Sketches 163

I’m a little late this morning, I got home late last night and woke up later than I wanted to this morning. It was one of those the bed is too warm and cozy to get out of it mornings! I had a good Friday but poor little Daniel did not. He fell and hit his head on the corner of a marble table and had to go to the hospital. They saw a plastic surgeon and everything should be ok but I felt so bad for the little guy. I was told that it looks much worse than it was, It looks pretty bad to me…

Daniel Cut

I probably won’t see him until next week but I’ll let you know how he’s doing. I was on my own for dinner last night so Heather, Kim, Taylor and I took a ride up to the Broadway mall. The girls wanted to do a little shopping and I needed some new threads too. I ended up getting two pairs of pants and two sweaters along with a bottle of my favorite cologne. Heather and I went and got some Chinese food and watched a little TV and ended up chatting until late. Not a bad way to spend a Friday night! Today I have a list of things that I would like to get accomplished, we’ll see how far I get with that! LOL!

My card for today was inspired by a friends that I pinned yesterday and it’s for this week’s Freshly Made Sketches challenge…

Freshly Made Sketches 163

I love the Joy to the World sentiment especially when used with a globe! LOL! My card starts off with a base of Garden Green Card Stock. A strip of Soft Sky goes down the left side and on top of that is a piece of paper from the Maritime Designer Series Paper Pack with the right corners rounded with the Project Life Corner Rounder. The globe is from the Open Sea Stamp Set and is stamped in Garden Green on Soft Sky and cut out with the Circles Collection Framelits. I adhered it to the card with Stampin’ Dimensionals. My greeting is from the “Vintage” Joy to the World Stamp Set and is heat embossed on Vellum with White Stampin’ Emboss Powder. I used a little 2-Way Glue behind the words to adhere it to the card. Not an overly complicated card but I like the colors and the unusual mix of elements. I hope that you enjoy my card for this week’s Freshly Made Sketches challenge. You can take a look at the inspiration card HERE! Thank you so much for coming by today. I hope that you all have a wonderful Saturday! :-)

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Stampin’ Up! products used:

Stamp Sets: The Open Sea and Joy to the World (Vintage) Clear Mount

Ink: Garden Green Classic Stampin’ Ink

Specialty Ink: Versa-Mark

Stampin’ Emboss Powder: White

Card Stock: Garden Green and Soft Sky

Specialty Card Stock: Vellum

Designer Series Paper: Maritime

Framelits: Circles Collection

Tools: Big Shot, Heat Tool, Stamp-a-ma-jig, 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!

Fab Friday 55

Yay! It’s Friday and next week is a short week! Yesterday was a little warmer and not as windy and even though it’s going to rain on Monday I’m looking forward to temps in the 60’s! Work was the norm yesterday and when I got home little Daniel was there for dinner. He just runs all over the place now, so cute. I went over to Heather’s last night for a little wine night with Stephanie and Andrew, that was fun! I’ll be in Manhattan on Sunday and I’m going to try an attempt to get my house cleaned on Saturday. What’s on for the weekend for you?

What makes Friday even better? It’s time for another Fab Friday challenge and this time around we have a sketch…

Fab Fri 55 11-21-2014

I have been really into the blues again for my Holiday cards and I also stayed pretty true to the sketch. My card base is Island Indigo Card Stock. I embossed a piece of Brushed Silver Metallic Card Stock with the Decorative Dots Textured Impressions Embossing Folder and adhered it towards the top of the base. A piece of Pool Party 1/4″ Cotton Ribbon is adhered around the back across the bottom of the Silver with Sticky Strip. My snowflake is from the “Vintage” Festive Flurry Stamp Set and is heat embossed on Vellum in Pool Party Stampin’ Emboss Powder and cut out with the Festive Flurry Framelits. In the middle is a Silver Basic Metal Button with some “Vintage” Pool Party Baker’s Twine tied in a bow. I adhered the button to the snowflake with a Glue Dot and the snowflake to the card with a Stampin’ Dimensional. My greeting is from the Watercolor Winter Too Photopolymer Stamp Set and is stamped in Island Indigo and cut out with one of the dies from the Circle Card Thinlits. Some more Stampin’ Dimensionals hold that in place. A nice simple card, again not too difficult to duplicate. I hope that you enjoyed my card for the Fab Friday sketch challenge. Don’t forget to pay a little visit to the blog and see what the rest of the Design Team has done with the sketch and take a minute to enter your card too! Thanks you for coming by to visit with me and I wish you all a Fantastic Friday! :-)

Fab Friday 55-JK-WM

Stampin’ Up! products used:

Stamp Sets: Festive Flurry (Vintage) Clear Mount and Watercolor Winter Too Photopolymer

Ink: Island Indigo Classic Stampin’ Ink

Specialty Ink: Versa-Mark

Stampin’ Emboss Powder: Pool Party

Card Stock: Island Indigo

Specialty Card Stock: Vellum and Brushed Silver Metallic

Framelits: Festive Flurry (Vintage)

Thinlit: Circle Card

Embossing Folder: Decorative Dots

Embellishments: Pool Party 1/4″ Cotton Ribbon, Silver Basic Metal Buttons and Pool Party Baker’s Twine (Vintage)

Tools: Big Shot, Heat Tool, Glue Dots, 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!

Piglet MAT

Control Freaks November Blog Tour

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Hello my friends! It was chilly here again today but get this, it’s supposed to go up to 69 degrees on Monday! Even stranger, they have gotten 6-8 feet of snow in upstate NY! Thank god that wasn’t here! Phew! Well, guess what?! It’s time for this month’s Control Freaks Blog Tour! We are featuring Christmas/Holiday projects to get you all inspired to make you Holiday cards and decorations! If you are following along with the tour you have arrived here from the very talented Debbie Henderson! She is just so clever, right?! This month I have two cards for you, one simple and one a little more complicated but nice and sparkly!

For my first card I have a nice simple card that I dressed up with some heat embossing. The card base is Early Espresso Card Stock. My center panel is Crumb Cake and I used the Tree Punch to punch out two negatives from the lower half. Another tree is punched out from a piece of Garden Green and I heat embossed the ornaments from the Festival of Trees Photopolymer Stamp Set in White Stampin’ Emboss Powder. My greeting is from the Watercolor Winter Trio Photopolymer Stamp Set and is heat embossed in Early Espresso Stampin’ Emboss Powder. The star image is also from the Festival of Trees Set and is heat embossed in White Stampin’ Emboss Powder. I adhered a piece of paper from the Trim the Tree Designer Series Paper Stack to the base before adhering the Crumb Cake Panel over it with Stampin’ Dimensionals. The punched out tree is also adhered with Stampin’ Dimensionals. A nice fun rustic feeling card that would be pretty easy to duplicate.

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My second card has lots of sparkle! The base for this one is Smoky Slate Card Stock and my background is a piece of Lost Lagoon. I punched out a bunch of circles with the 1/2″, 3/4″, 1″, 1 1/4″ and 1 3/4″ Circle Punches from Vellum Card Stock. Using some strategically placed Multi-Purpose Glue I adhered them to the base randomly. I then adhered some Frosted Sequins to cover the glue behind the Vellum with Crystal Effects. My Joy is from the Wondrous Wreath Framelits and is cut out from a piece of Silver Glimmer Paper. I used little slivers of Stampin’ Dimensionals to adhere it to the card. I was going for a bit of a Bokeh look, you’ll have to let me know what you think! Was I successful?!

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And there are my two Holiday cards for this month’s Control Freaks Blog Tour! I hope that you enjoyed them both and are inspired to either finish (way better than me!) or start (that’s more like it) your Holiday cards! Now it’s time to continue on with the tour and next up is the incredibly clever Patty Bennett! You’ll love what she has for you, I always do! Thank you for stopping by and I hope that you have a great Thursday! :-)

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Stampin’ Up! products used:

Card 1:

Stamp Sets: Festival of Trees and Watercolor Winter Trio Photopolymer

Specialty Ink: Versa-Mark

Stampin’ Emboss Powder: White and Early Espresso

Card Stock: Early Espresso, Crumb Cake and Garden Green

Designer Series Paper: Trim the Tree Stack

Punch: Tree

Tools: Heat Tool, Stampin’ Dimensionals and SNAIL

 

Card 2:

Stamps: NONE

Ink: NONE

Card Stock: Smoky Slate and Lost Lagoon

Specialty Card Stock: Vellum

Specialty Paper: Silver Glimmer

Framelits: Wondrous Wreath

Punches: 1/2″, 3/4″, 1″, 1 1/4″ and 1 3/4″ Circles

Embellishments: Frosted Sequins

Tools: Big Shot, Multi-Purpose Glue, Crystal Effects and Stampin’ Dimensionals

Piglet MAT

Paper Craft Crew 119

Wow! It’s Wednesday already! Not too bad and I just remembered that Thanksgiving is next week! Yes, I have been in my own little world lately! Where has this year gone?! It was very cold here today, in the 30’s! It always happens too fast don’t you think? I was in a t-shirt last week, today a sweater. I am so not a fan of the winter, but what can you do? Of course since it got cold Taylor thought that it was the perfect time to put her new car stereo in at 7:30 last night. So not only cold but pretty dark too! I did get it finished and she was a happy little camper. The rest of my evening was spent listening to music and thinking way too much. A way to pass the time I guess! LOL! Thank you again for your wonderful comments! I could say it every day and it still wouldn’t be enough! :-)

Wednesday, well that means that I’m over on the Paper Craft Crew blog for this week’s sketch challenge…

PCCCS119 Sketch 11-19-2014

For some unknown reason as soon as I saw the sketch I thought of an image and had to go digging to find it! The card base for today is Cherry Cobbler Card Stock. I used a piece of Brushed Gold Card Stock that I embossed with the Alphabet Press Textured Impressions Embossing Folder for the background. Next up is a piece of the Typeset Specialty Designer Series Paper backed with a piece of Basic Black. A piece of Silver Foil Sheet punched out with the 1 3/4″ Circle Punch goes in the upper left and some Basic Black Baker’s Twine is wrapped around three times and tied in a bow off to the side. I adhered the background to the base with some SNAIL. The image is from the “Vintage” All Aboard Stamp Set and is heat embossed in Black Stampin’ Emboss Powder. My greeting is from the Teeny Tiny Wishes Stamp Set and is heat embossed in Cherry Cobbler. I backed it with some Cherry Cobbler and adhered it to the card with Stampin’ Dimensionals. I love that image of the train and it works so well for a Christmas card! I hope that you like my card for this week’s Paper Craft Crew sketch challenge. Head on over to the blog to see what the other designers have for your inspiration and enter your card in the gallery for us to see! Thank you all so much for spending a little time with me today! I wish you all a wonderful Wednesday! :-)

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Stampin’ Up! products used:

Stamp Sets: All Aboard (Vintage) and Teeny Tiny Wishes Wood Mount

Specialty Ink: Versa-Mark

Stampin’ Emboss Powder: Black and Cherry Cobbler

Card Stock: Cherry Cobbler, Basic Black and Very Vanilla

Specialty Card Stock: Gold Metallic

Designer Series Paper: Typeset Specialty

Embossing Folder: Alphabet Press

Punch: 1 3/4″ Circle

Embellishments: Basic Black Baker’s Twine

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

 

Piglet MAT

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!

SUO Challenges 110

Just as I suspected my inbox was full yesterday morning at work. I did manage to get through it though so we are ready for another fun filled day today! It was rainy and gloomy here all day today, sort of like my mood as of late. I was reading through the comments yesterday and I want to thank you all. Yes, I love to share my creativity with you but I also share a lot about my life and that is one of the most important parts of this blog to me. The connection that I have with so many of you. You are there with words of encouragement and support and that means so much to me. We have shared a lot with each other and I look forward to it each day as I hope that you continue to as well. That being said I am hoping that what is affecting me will work itself out. I have to have faith that it will, that’s enough of the somberness for now. I do have a fun little bit of information to share, I have over 40,000 followers on Pinterst! WHAT?! I still can’t believe it. So if you don’t follow me head on over and do. It’s jrk912. :-)

Today I’m over on the SUO Challenges blog for our Marker Fun challenge. I wanted to do something other than color with them so this is what I came up with. The base for today’s card is a piece of Elegant Eggplant Card Stock. I cut a piece of Watercolor Paper to 4″ x 5 1/4″ for my background. All of the images are from the Project Life December Wonder Photopolymer Stamp Set from the 2014 Holiday Supplement Catalog. The snowflakes are heat embossed in White Stampin’ Emboss Powder. To add the color to the background I took the second largest Clear Block E and used my Elegant Eggplant and Night of Navy Stampin’ Write Markers to color the block with stripes of alternating color. and a little spray of water from my Stampin’ Spritzer so they would absorb into the Watercolor Paper easier. I left the block on the table and pressed the Watercolor Paper into it, lifted it off and misted the block again and repeated the process. After I lifted it up the second time I was happy with the results. I stamped the greeting on Watercolor Paper too in Elegant Eggplant and Night of Navy and used the Project Life Cards & Labels Framelits to cut it out. It’s adhered to the card with Stampin’ Dimensionals and some Basic Jewels Rhinestones are adhered over the dots. I backed the paper with a piece of Night of Navy and used Stampin’ Dimensionals to pop it up off the base. A few Frosted Sequins adhered to the centers of the snowflakes with Crystal Effects finish the card. I love the way the colors turned out on the Watercolor Paper, it almost gives a windy feel to it. I really hope that you enjoyed my card for the SUO Challenges Marker Fun challenge. Be sure and stop by the blog to see what the rest of the design team have done and enter your card in the gallery so we can see your take on the challenge. As always, I appreciate your visit and hope that you have a very nice Tuesday! :-)

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Stampin’ Up! products used:

Stamp Set: Project Life December Wonder Photopolymer

Specialty Ink: Versa-Mark

Stampin’ Emboss Powder: White

Stampin’ Write Markers: Night of Navy and Elegant Eggplant

Card Stock: Elegant Eggplant and Night of Navy

Specialty Paper: Watercolor

Framelits: Project Life Cards & Labels

Embellishments: Frosted Sequins

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

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Current Promotions:

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

It’s here! The 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 222

My three day weekend actually did feel like a three day weekend so I won’t even complain that it’s Monday. I managed to get some stuff done for a change. I also took a trip out to see my friend Renee for a little Curvy Keepsake demo. After dinner I took a nice long ride in the car and stopped at the airport for a little bit. It didn’t have the desired effect, actually quite the opposite, but it needed to be done. Work is always fun after a day off so I’m not looking forward to my email when I get in! How was your weekend?

Monday and yes, it’s time for this week’s Paper Players challenge from Ann…

Paper Players #222

Clean and simple thanks. I decided that it was bout time that I actually used the Snowflake Card Thinlit, the card part that is. The card is cut from a piece of Pool Party Card Stock. I stamped the image from the Letterpress Winter Photopolymer Stamp Set in Lost Lagoon on the flip part of the card. Some Silver Glimmer Paper is used to cut out the large snowflake, two smaller ones and the “snow”. I used Multi-Purpose Glue to adhere them all to the card and belly band. The thank you is also from the same set and is heat embossed in Pool Party Stampin’ Emboss Powder. A super simple thank you card that will work well for all of those presents that you will receive over the holidays! I hope that you enjoyed my card for this week’s Paper Players CAS Thank You challenge from Ann. Thanks for coming by today and I hope that you all have a great Monday! :-)

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Stampin’ Up! products used:

Stamp Set: Letterpress Winter Photopolymer

Ink: Lost Lagoon Classic Stampin’ Ink

Specialty Ink: Versa-Mark

Stampin’ Emboss Powder: Pool Party

Card Stock: Pool Party and Lost Lagoon

Specialty Paper: Silver Glimmer

Tools: Big Shot, Heat Tool, Multi-Purpose Glue and Fast Fuse

 

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!

World Traveler You

I’m a little late with my post today, I just can’t get going lately. It was also a busy day yesterday, I ran some errands in the morning to get out of the house. Heather does catering and I went with her on a deliver and then we came home and got ready to go to Daniel’s party. I stopped off to see my friend Renee on the way out east to pick up some stuff from her. The party was in Patchogue, it was fun and the kids had a good time. There was a bouncy house and lots of ballgame themed food. I took some pictures, of course I forgot to take pictures of the banners, but I did get some nice pictures of my peeps.

Daniel's Centerpiece Front

The front of the centerpiece.

Daniel's Centerpiece Back

The back.

Daniel & I

Me and the Birthday Boy.

Heather, Daniel & Andrew

Heather, Daniel and Andrew.

Daniel & Cake

Daniel with his really cool hat and cake!

A really fun party with lots of great people.

On a side note and completely unrelated, I love quotes. If you follow me on Instagram I post quotes all the time. Some that I write and some that I love. I found this one this morning and it reminded me of when I was a younger. If I was feeling down I would take a ride to the airport and go to the International Arrivals Terminal and sit there and watch the people meet as they got off the plane. The International Terminal is good for this because the people have been away for longer and it’s so nice to see them reunited with loved ones. This quote I found this morning reminded me of that…

Jonathan Safran Foer Quote

So, I think at some point today I’m going to go to the airport and just watch for a little while.

Now on to today’s card. I wanted to use my favorite greeting and the World Map Stamp so this is what I came up with. The card base is Whisper White Card Stock. I stamped the World Map Background Stamp on a piece of So Saffron in Memento Tuxedo Black. The Lawn Fawn Large and Small Stitched Rectangles are used to cut out the map, frame and Vellum. The greeting I mentioned is from the From My Heart Stamp Set and is heat embossed in Black Stampin’ Emboss Powder along with the ship image from the Traveler Stamp Set. My frame is a piece of Basic Black and is adhered to the Vellum with SNAIL and then everything is adhered to the base. Not a very complicated card and the Stitched Frames make all of the layers east to cut out. I also love Vellum over another image in the background, it always gives it a little depth while keeping the card easy to mail. I hope that you enjoyed my card and the pictures from Daniel’s 1st Birthday. I also hope that you enjoyed the quote, I’ll post more of them here as I come across them. Thanks for spending a little time with me today. Have a good Sunday! :-)

World Traveler You-WM

Stampin’ Up! products used:

Stamp Sets: From My Heart, Traveler and World Map Background Clear Mount

Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black

Specialty Ink: Versa-Mark

Stampin’ Emboss Powder: Black

Card Stock: Whisper White, So Saffron and Basic Black

Specialty Card Stock: Vellum

Tools: Big Shot, Heat Tool, Stamp-a-ma-jig and SNAIL

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

 

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Traveler Miss You

Yesterday I had planned to be productive but that didn’t happen. I was sad yesterday for some reason, I spent most of the morning laying on the couch, that’s something I never do. My friend Kim called me and asked me what I was doing and told me that she could come and get me or I could shower and then go over to her. I opted to shower first! I spent the afternoon with Kim and Brian and then came home to make my card for today. Andrew called and said he was outside and had a few errands to run and would I like to go with him so I did. We ended up going back to Kim & Brian’s for dinner. Izzy took a liking to Andrew and used him as a jungle gym for a little while!

Andrew and Izzy

I say it all the time, I’m so lucky to have my friends. They are the most incredible people that you could ever hope to know. I needed to be around my peeps and like always they were there! Today is little Daniel’s 1st birthday party. Andrew has been informed by my sister-in-law Erika that he is singing! I’ll be sure and take pictures so you can join the party too!

The card that I have for you today is a relatively simple one, but the embossing paste gives it a little oomph! The card base is Cajun Craze Card Stock. For my background I took a piece of Night of Navy and a Tim Holtz Stencil called Gothic. I used some Wendy Vecchi Embossing Paste and my palette knife to spend the embossing paste over the stencil and carefully peeled it off. I keep a shallow pan of water nearby to dunk the stencil into, the embossing paste dries pretty quickly and sticks to the stencil if you don’t keep it wet. After the embossing paste dried I Adhered a piece of 7/8″ Cotton Ribbon around the back of the panel and adhered it to the base with SNAIL. The suitcase image is from the Traveler Stamp Set and is stamped in Cajun Craze and cut out with my Paper Snips. For the greeting I used the Really Good Greetings Stamp Set, stamped the image in Cajun Craze and cut it out with the Labels Collection Framelits. Before I took it off of the Magnetic Platform I ran my Night of Navy Stampin’ Write Markers around the inside to give it a border. Finally a little Champagne Glimmer Paper heart punched out with the Owl Builder Punch goes over the o in “you”. All of the elements are adhered to the card with Stampin’ Dimensionals. The stencil reminds me of our Beautifully Baroque Embossing Folder but I love the texture from the Embossing Paste even more, it has a great look and feel to it. I’m off to catch up on comments and try to get out of my funk. I hope that you enjoyed today’s card. I really appreciate you coming by to see me and I hope that you all have a really good Saturday! :-)

Traveler Miss You-WM

Traveler Miss You Close-WM

Stampin’ Up! products used:

Stamp Sets: Traveler and Really Good Greetings Clear Mount

Ink: Cajun Craze Classic Stampin’ Ink

Stampin’ Write Markers: Night of Navy

Card Stock: Cajun Craze, Night of Navy and Whisper White

Framelits: Labels Collection

Punch: Owl Builder

Embellishments: 7/8″ Natural Cotton Ribbon

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

NON-Stampin’ Up!: Tim Holtz Gothic Stencil and Wendy Vecchi Embossing Paste

 

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!