Freshly Made Sketches 179

So, do you know what?! It’s FRIDAY! Yay! I have to say that I had a good but busy Thursday. Work was a little chaotic, they had an event in the morning and I ended up helping out my old department. Not that I mind and I would do pretty much anything for my old boss Nancy. I also get to fix some iPads tomorrow morning because the guy that we have in the IT department couldn’t do it. After work I went straight over to Scrap-A-Latte to see Renee. We plotted what we are going to do with some upcoming projects. And yes, I got a few things! LOL! On the way home I stopped by Heather’s and had dinner with her and her brother. She made tuna wraps with avocado and I mixed up some Sriracha and Mayo, delicious! We ran to the shoe store because I’m looking for some brown boots. I didn’t find any boots but I did find three pairs of Ben Sherman shoes that I loved! I also wore a plaid button down shirt, something that I never do. Brown boots and a plaid shirt… what is happening to me?! LOL! When I got home there was some Happy Mail from Pretty Pink Posh waiting for me! Love me some sequins and I think that her’s are the best!

The card that I have for you today is for this week’s Freshly Made Sketches challenge…

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A fun sketch as always and I wanted to do something a little different. My card base is Whisper White Card Stock and the front is covered in a piece of Island Indigo. I heat embossed a piece of Garden Green with some Pool Party Stampin’ Emboss Powder and the Hero Arts with Basic Gray Waves Background Stamp. The Project Life Corner Rounder is used to round off the corners and some SNAIL adheres it to the card. Next up is a piece of Vellum and on that I heat embossed one of the stamps from The Open Seas Stamp Set in Black Stampin’ Emboss Powder. The Spiral Border Punch is used along the right side at the left corners are rounded and some 2-Way Glue holds it to the background. I also stamped the anchor from the stamp set and heat embossed that in Gold Stampin’ Emboss Powder on Vellum and cut it out with my Paper Snips. Some Kool Tak Clear Foam adheres that to the note page. My greeting is from the Fabulous Four Stamp Set and is heat embossed in Gold Stampin’ Emboss Powder on a piece of Pool Party. I flagged the left side and wrapped some Hemptique Natural Hemp Cord around it before adhering it to the card with Stampin’ Dimensionals. A few of the Hazel & Ruby The Makery Shine and Sparkle and Green with Envy Sequins complete the card. I really am loving that background stamp and the The Open Seas is the first Stampin’ Up! set that I ever got! I really hope that you enjoyed my masculine birthday card for this week’s Freshly Made Sketches challenge. Thank you for spending a little of your Friday with me! I hope that yours is a fantastic one! :-)

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Stampin’ Up! products used:

Stamp Sets: The Open Seas and Fabulous Four Clear Mount

Specialty Ink: Versa-Mark

Stampin’ Emboss Powder: Pool Party, Black and Gold

Card Stock: Whisper White, Island Indigo, Garden Green and Pool Party

Specialty Card Stock: Vellum

Punches: Project Life Corner Rounder and Spiral Border

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

NON-Stampin’ Up!: Kool Tak Clear Foam, Hemptique Natural Hemp Twine, Hazel & Ruby The Makery Shine and Sparkle and Green with Envy Sequins

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Mojo 390

Hi there! SO nice to see you as always! It’s Thursday! You know that my happiness level always peaks towards the end of the week! LOL! Yesterday was a quiet day, not much happened. After work I came home and had dinner with ‘rents. I spent some time in the Stampin’ Galley working on a few projects. Taylor called me to tell me that she had found a shirt that I had wanted and was going to drop it off to me. She stopped by with her friend Chris and we talked for a bit. I also got to Skype with Andrea, she was all gussied up to go to a committee meeting at her children’s school. The rest of the evening was nice and quiet. I watched some videos on YouTube and then surfed around on-line for a bit. A nice quiet evening!

Today I have my card for this week’s Mojo Monday sketch challenge…

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I have a few new stamps that I have been wanting to use for a while so I incorporated them into today’s card. The card base is Whisper White Card Stock covered in a piece of Night of Navy. I used another piece of Night of Navy and the Hero Arts Tiny Star Background Stamp with some Ranger Liquid Platinum Embossing Powder for my background. A piece of Smoky Slate is punched out with the Confetti Stars Border Punch and adhered to the base with Stampin’ Dimensionals. My flagged piece is Basic Gray. The greeting is a Simon Says Stamp set called Sparkle and Shine and is heat embossed with more Liquid Platinum on Vellum. I used the Simon Says Stamp Stitched Circles to cut it out and some 2-Way Glue and a tiny piece of Kool Tak Clear Foam holds it in place. The star is a piece of Smoky Slate that I cut out with the Stars Framelits and Heat embossed with the Liquid Platinum as well. A Stampin’ Dimensionals holds it to the card. Finally a few Hazel & Ruby Shine and Sparkle and Pretty Pink Posh Sparkling Clear Sequins on the flagged piece complete the card. I love that detailed starry background, I think it looks great with the Confetti Stars Punch! I hope that you like my card for this week’s Mojo Monday sketch challenge! Thank you so much for your visit! Have an awesomely incredible Thursday! :-)

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Stampin’ Up! products used:

Specialty Ink: Versa-Mark

Card Stock: Whisper White, Night of Navy, Smoky Slate and Basic Gray

Specialty Card Stock: Vellum

Punch: Confetti Stars Border

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

NON-Stampin’ Up!: Simon Says Stamp Sparkle and Shine Photopolymer Stamp Set, Ranger Liquid Platinum Embossing Powder, Simon Says Stamp Stitched Circles, Kool Tak Clear Foam Tape, Hazel & Ruby Shine and Sparkle Sequins, Pretty Pink Posh Sparkling Clear Sequins

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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 137

Well, wouldn’t you know it… it’s Wednesday! There is one foolproof way that I always know that, it’s Paper Craft Crew day! But before we get to that I went to the movies last night to see Insurgent with Andrew! We had some Chipotle for dinner and ten headed over to the Broadway Mall to sit in those big comfy chairs! The movie was great! Lots of special effects and a really good plot line. Thankfully they don’t really leave you hanging, we know how much Andrew hates that! He was saying in the car that it’s another seven months before we get to see the final Hunger Games. He really doesn’t like a cliffhanger at all! LOL! Sometimes that’s just the way it happens! I do try to see movies with him that aren’t trilogies or if they are they are all available for download! So, not a bad Tuesday night at all!

Like I said I know that it’s Wednesday because it time for this week’s Paper Craft Crew sketch challenge…

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This was one of those cards that I put to together in my head! The card base, as is usually the case lately, is Whisper White Card Stock and the background is a piece of Bermuda Bay. I used a piece of Whisper White to stamp the confetti from the Balloon Bash Photopolymer Stamp Set with Versa-Mark and some Gold Stampin’ Emboss Powder and then again in Calypso Coral. My middle panel is a piece of the Birthday Bash Specialty Designer Series Paper backed with a piece of Calypso Coral and tucked under the bottom is a piece of Mossy Meadow that I cut out with the Circles Collection Framelits. Before I adhered the white to the card I wrapped some Bermuda Bay Baker’s Twine around it and tied it in a bow. I used the Angled Tag Topper Punch and some Night of Navy to make my tag and heat embossed on it are the candles also from the Balloon Bash Photopolymer Stamp Set. The “light ‘em up” is heat embossed separately on a piece of Bermuda Bay and the ends are flagged. I used Stampin’ Dimensionals to adhere the tag and greeting to the card. Three Hazel & Ruby The Makery Shine and Sparkle Sequins are adhered next to the tag with Crystal Effects and complete the card. I absolutely love that greeting, makes me sing the Fall Out Boy song every time I see it! LOL! So there is my Design Team card for this week’s Paper Craft Crew sketch challenge. Stop by the blog and check out the other design team projects and make a card to enter into the gallery too! Thanks very much for stopping by to see my card for today! I love having you share in a part of my day! Have a wonderful Wednesday! :-)

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Stampin’ Up! products used:

Stamp Set: Balloon Bash Photopolymer

Ink: Calypso Coral Classic Stampin’ Ink

Specialty Ink: Versa-Mark

Stampin’ Emboss Powder: Gold

Card Stock: Whisper White, Bermuda Bay, Mossy Meadow, Calypso Coral and Night of Navy

Designer Series Paper: Birthday Bash Specialty

Framelits: Circles Collection

Punch: Angled Tag Topper

Embellishments: Bermuda Bay Baker’s Twine

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

NON-Stampin’ Up!: Hazel & Ruby The Makery Shine & Sparkle Sequins

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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

SUO Challenges 119

Yesterday was pretty good for a Monday, a meeting and work and pizza with Robin for lunch! Last night was card class at Scrap-A-Latte and it was an excellent time as always! Love spending time with all of these awesome people! Her are a few pictures from the class…

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That’s Sue and I, we are heading to Allentown, PA on Saturday for a stamp show!

SAL Me & Taylor

And there I am with the best daughter in the whole world!! She is also a great helper!

Tonight I’m off to the movies with Andrew to see Insurgent! Really looking forward to that!

Today I’m over on the SUO Challenges blog for our Fun Folds challenge. My card isn’t a traditional “fun fold” but it’s not your usual card either. I used a piece of Crisp Cantaloupe and the Circle Card Thinlits to make my base. The flower is that amazing Lotus Blossom from the Lotus Blossom Photopolymer Stamp Set stamped in Calypso Coral and Crisp Cantaloupe. I cut it out with my Paper Snips and adhered it to a piece of Brushed Gold that is cut out with the Circles Collection Framelits and then adhered to the card. I made my belly band from a piece of Calypso Coral. The “thanks” is from the Crazy About You Photopolymer Stamp Set and is heat embossed in Gold Stampin’ Emboss Powder. I punched out another piece of Brushed Gold with the 3/4″ Circle Punch to back the butterfly that is from the Butterfly Basics Photopolymer Stamp Set and is also heat embossed in Gold Stampin’ Emboss Powder. I cut it out with the Butterfly Thinlits and adhered it to the circle and the band with Stampin’ Dimensionals. The greeting on the inside is from the Lotus Blossom Photopolymer Stamp Set and is heat embossed in Gold Stampin’ Emboss Powder on Calypso Coral. I used the 2″ Circle Punch to punch it out. A very simple but I think quite elegant card! I hope that you like my card for the SUO Challenges Fun Folds challenge. Go on over to the blog and take a look at what the rest of the Design Team has come up with! Thank you so much for taking some time out of your day to come by and see me! Have a totally terrific Tuesday! :-)

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Stampin’ Up! products used:

Stamp Sets: Lotus Blossom, Butterfly Basics and Crazy About You Photopolymer

Ink: Crisp Cantaloupe and Calypso Coral Classic Stampin’ Ink

Specialty Ink: Versa-Mark

Stampin’ Emboss Powder: Gold

Card Stock: Crisp Cantaloupe, Calypso Coral and Very Vanilla

Specialty Card Stock: Brushed Gold

Framelits: Circles Collection

Thinlits: Butterfly

Punch: 3/4″ Circle and 2″ Circle

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

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Current Promotions:

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

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

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

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

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

Piglet MAT

Paper Players 237

Yesterday was a very good day! I did wake up late but managed to still get most of the stuff done that I wanted to. Heather came by for breakfast and Andrew stopped by too! It was nice to catch up with Andrew, we have both been really busy lately and I forgot how much fun I have with him. We are going to go to the movies on Tuesday night to see Insurgent, can’t wait for that! After Andrew left I headed over to the Scrap-A-Latte and finished up helping Renee prep for class tonight. I also gave her the six cards that I made using some of the scrapbooking supplies that she sells. I wanted to show how you can use them for making really neat cards too! I hung out there and chatted for a while, some more down time! When I got home I Skyped with Eva while I made some cards for this week. Like I said, a very nice day indeed! As promised here is the video of Satellite Lane’s performance at Harmony Sweeps. Forgive the wobble, I was resting my iPhone on my friend Anthony’s wheelchair!

Pretty cool that they did a skit and not just some songs! :-)

Well, it’s Monday and you know what that means, it’s time for this week’s Paper Players challenge…

Paper Players #237

My friend Andrea sent me a fun stamp set and I just had to use it! My card base is Whisper White Card Stock and the background is a piece of Kraft Card Stock that I embossed with the Woodgrain Textured Impressions Embossing Folder. The panel is a piece of paper from the Adventure Bound Designer Series Paper Stack and is backed with a piece of Basic Black. I tucked three banners in Mossy Meadow, Always Artichoke and Pear Pizzaz under it. The pickles are all heat embossed in White Stampin’ Emboss Powder on the same colors and cut out with my Paper Snips. I used a Gelly Roll Black pen for their eyes, makes them look a little more realistic! They are adhered to the card with Stampin’ Dimensionals. The greeting is heat embossed in Black Stampin’ Emboss Powder on Pear Pizzaz and punched out with the Scallop Oval Punch. A few sequins from Hazel & Ruby and Pretty Pink Posh are sprinkled on the left side of the panel and finish the card! I think that it’s a really fun stamp set and there is a little bit of an inside joke about the pickle! LOL! I hope that you enjoyed my card for this week’s Paper Players sketch challenge. I also hope that you enjoyed the video and as always, thank you so much for stopping by! Have a magnificent Monday! :-)

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Stampin’ Up! products used:

Specialty Ink: Versa-Mark

Stampin’ Emboss Powder: White and Black

Card Stock: Whisper White, Kraft, Basic Black, Pear Pizzaz, Always Artichoke and Mossy Meadow

Designer Series Paper: Adventure Bound Stack

Embossing Folder: Woodgrain

Punch: Scallop Oval

Tools: Big Shot, Heat Tool, Paper Snips, Crystal Effects, Stampin’ Dimensionals and SNAIL

NON-Stampin’ Up!: Let’s Get Pickled – Unity, Gelly Roll Black Pen, Hazel & Ruby The Makery Green with Envy Sequins, Pretty Pink Posh Christmas Mix Sequins

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Current Promotions:

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

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

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

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

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

Piglet MAT

Can You Case It 62

I had a good day yesterday! I got some of my projects done and had lunch with Taylor. Anthony and Bill came and picked me up around 2:30 and we headed into Manhattan. We got in early so that we could have dinner. We ended up eating at this little diner a few blocks from the Miller Theater where Harmony Sweepstakes takes place. A good burger and really good fries! We arrived at the theater and they let us in a little early so that Anthony wouldn’t have any issues with the wheelchair. Andrew and Satellite Lane were up second and they did a really great set! They made it like a skit with three songs. I have the video and will try to post it to YouTube at some point this week. They won for best innovation and choreography. The group that did win was called Low Key and they were really good. It was great to see Andrew and everyone else and I got to meet his dad for the first time! I got home around 11:15 and Taylor stopped by for a bit. I slept in this morning hence the reason I’m a little late, guess I needed some more rest!

Today I’m over on the Can You Case It blog for this week’s challenge which is Designer Choice…

CYCI #62

Love a challenge like this and I had the perfect card for it! My card starts with a base of Whisper White Card stock. For the front I used a piece of Kraft Card Stock and heat embossed the dashed line from the Butterfly Basics Photopolymer Stamp Set in Gold Stampin’ Emboss Powder. The large butterfly is actually the same as the butterfly that I cut out of a piece of Blushing Bride using the Butterfly Thilits. I saw that Mercedes Weber had cut two out of Fun Foam and glued them together and used them as a stamp. What a cool idea! I did the same and also heat embossed that in Gold Stampin’ Emboss Powder. The Blushing Bride butterfly is heat embossed with Ultra Thick Embossing Powder. My leaves tucked behind the flower are from the Kinda Eclectic Stamp Set and are stamped in Pear Pizzaz on Very Vanilla. I cut them out using a die that got on Etsy. Love those leaves and they do look best cut out so the die is a home run! The burlap flower is similar to one that I had made a while ago. I used some burlap sheets that are coated in Mod Podge and cut out with one of the circles from the Circles Collection Framelits. A slit is cut halfway up each circle and they are hot glued together and then to each other to form the flower. In the middle is a Vintage Faceted Button and a Gold Basic Metal Button. For the greeting I used the one from the Butterfly Basic Set and heat embossed it in Blushing Bride on the Kraft. All of the elements are then adhered to the background, some sequins are sprinkled around and the card is finished. I sent this card to my friend Andrea for her birthday and she loved it! I hope that you like it too! Don’t forget to visit the Can You Case It blog to see what the rest of the Design Team has done with the challenge. Thank you very much for coming to see me today! Have an amazing Sunday! :-)

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Stampin’ Up! products used:

Stamp Sets: Butterfly Basics Photopolymer and Kinda Eclectic Clear Mount

Ink: Pear Pizzaz Classic Stampin’ Ink

Specialty Ink: Versa-Mark

Stampin’ Emboss Powder: Gold and Blushing Bride

Card Stock: Whisper White, Kraft, Blushing Bride and Very Vanilla

Framelits: Circles Collection

Thinlits: Butterfly

Embellishments: Vintage Faceted Designer Buttons and Gold Basic Metal Buttons

Tools: Big Shot, Heat Tool, Hot Glue Gun, Crystal Effects, Glue Dots and SNAIL

NON-Stampin’ Up!: Fun Foam, Mod Podge, Burlap Sheets, Ultra Thick Embossing Powder, Doodlebug Sequins and Pretty Pink Posh Christmas Mix and Sparkling Clear Sequins

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Current Promotions:

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

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

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

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

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

Piglet MAT

Pals Paper Arts 244

Well, I am feeling much better today! I actually took it easy yesterday and rested up. I think that I just needed a day to reset! It was a nice quiet day, I watched a little TV, napped, made my card for today. Brian stopped by and dropped off some lunch for me and dessert. The dessert was a Nutella crepe and it was delicious! It snowed here for most of the evening and we got about six inches. What a nice way to bring in the first day of Spring! I think that old man Winter has his days messed up! LOL! I have some more projects to work on this morning and then this evening I will be heading into Manhattan with Anthony and Bill to go and see Andrew and Satellite Lane perform at Harmony Sweeps! I’m looking forward to that! What are you all up to today?

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

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Nice and simple! My card base for today’s card is Whisper White Card Stock and I covered the entire card front with a piece of Basic Black. The background is a piece of the Something Borrowed Designer Series Paper. Down the center is a strip of Silver Glimmer Paper. I stamped the sunburst from the Kinda Eclectic Stamp Set with Versa-Mark on a piece of Vellum and heat embossed it with Ranger Liquid Platinum Embossing Powder. It’s cut out with the Circles Collection Framelits and adhered to the card with Stampin’ Dimensionals. My greeting is from the One Tag Fits All Stamp Set and is heat embossed in the Liquid Platinum on a piece of Basic Black and punched out with the Note Tag Punch. I punched a hole in the top with the 1/8″ Circle Punch and threaded a piece of Hemptique Black Hemp Twine through. The tag is mounted to the sunburst with Stampin’ Dimensionals. The diamond is heat embossed on a piece of Silver Foil Sheet and cut out with my Paper Snips. One more Stampin’ Dimensional adheres it to the tag. Yes, I resisted the sequins today! LOL! There you have my card for this week’s Pals Paper Arts sketch challenge! I hope that you enjoyed the card and that you have an excellent Saturday! Thank you for your visit! :-)

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Stampin’ Up! products used:

Stamp Sets: Kinda Eclectic and One Tag Fits All Clear Mount

Specialty Ink: Versa-Mark

Card Stock: Whisper White and Basic Black

Specialty Card Stock: Vellum, Silver Glimmer and Silver Foil Sheet

Designer Series Paper: Something Borrowed

Framelits: Circles Collection

Punch: Note Tag

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

NON-Stampin’ Up!: Ranger Liquid Platinum Embossing Powder and Hemptique Black Hemp Twine

Built for Free Using: My Stampin Blog

Current Promotions:

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

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

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

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

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

Piglet MAT

Fab Friday 60

Yes, this is the third post in two days! I had the Control Freaks Blog Tour which started last night and continues today, if you are looking for that click HERE. Today is Fab Friday and that’s what this post is for. I stayed home from work today, not really feeling great and I had a headache when I woke up this morning. We are also supposed to get up to six inches of snow today, just when you thought it was over! Because of the snow the card class at Scrap-A-Latte has been moved to Monday night. I still went there last night to prep for it though. I always love seeing Renee and the other peeps that are there! I also picked up some goodies! I hardly ever leave there without something! After the scrapbook store Heather called and I went and met her and her boyfriend George at On the Border for some Mexican food. It was quite good and it was nice to spend time with the both of them. Today I will be laying low and taking some naps to try and perk myself back up!

Like I said it’s Fab Friday and this week we have a simple sketch for you…

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I had fun with the sketch and even used some of the new goodies that I got from the scrapbook store yesterday! My card base is Whisper White Card Stock. On the left are two pieces of paper from the Moonlight Designer Series Paper Stack. The frame is cut from a piece of Smoky Slate using the Mama Elephant Polaroid Fun Creative Cuts. I used a piece of vellum from the Sheer Perfection Designer Vellum Stack and colored the leaves in with my Mossy Meadow Stampin’ Write Marker. The flower is form the Nature’s Perfection Stamp Set and is heat embossed with Smoky Slate Stampin’ Emboss Powder along with the butterfly. I colored the back of both with my Blackberry Bliss Stampin’ Write Marker and cut the flower out with my Paper Snips, the butterfly is punched out with the Elegant Butterfly Punch. They are both adhered to the card with Kool Tack Clear Foam. The greeting is a piece of Blackberry Bliss cut out with the Mama Elephant Smile Creative Cuts. Yes, I used some Ultra Thick Clear Embossing Powder to give it that licorice look! I’m totally addicted to it! A few Hazel & Ruby The Makery Shine and Sparkle and Pretty Pink Posh Sparkling Clear Sequins are adhered to one of the DSP panels with Crystal Effects. I adhered the greeting to the card with Multi-Purpose Glue and that completes the card! I love the Hazel & Ruby Sequins, they have a vintage silver look to them and well, the clear embossed die cut, we know how I feel about that! LOL! I hope that you really enjoyed my card for this week’s Fab Friday sketch challenge! Pay a little visit to the blog and check out the rest of the design team’s projects! Thanks so much for your visit! Have a fabulous Friday! :-)

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Stampin’ Up! products used:

Stamp Set: Nature’s Perfection Clear Mount

Stampin’ Write Markers: Mossy Meadow and Blackberry Bliss

Specialty Ink: Versa-Mark

Stampin’ Emboss Powder: Smoky Slate

Card Stock: Whisper White, Smoky Slate and Blackberry Bliss

Specialty Card Stock: Vellum

Designer Series Paper: Moonlight Stack and Sheer Perfection Designer Vellum

Punch: Elegant Butterfly

Tools: Big Shot, Heat Tool, Paper Snips, 2-Way Glue, Multi-Purpose Glue, Crystal Effects and SNAIL

NON-Stampin’ Up!: Mama Elephant Polaroid Fun and Script Smile Creative Cuts, Kool Tack Clear Foam Adhesive, Hazel and Ruby The Makery Shine & Sparkle Sequins and Pretty Pink Posh Sparkling Clear Sequins

Built for Free Using: My Stampin Blog

Current Promotions:

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

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

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

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

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

Piglet MAT

Control Freaks March Blog Tour

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Hello there and welcome to this month’s Control Freaks Blog Tour! The theme for this month’s tour is Spring! Who couldn’t use some Spring! I’m over the Winter and have been for quite some time! We are supposed to get snow today too. Will it ever end?! LOL! If you are following along with the tour then you have arrived here from the very clever Debbie Henderson’s blog, she had some great projects didn’t she?! I have two cards for you this time around so lets get right to them!

My first card definitely has real Spring feel to it! The card starts off with a base of Whisper White Card Stock. My background is a piece of Soft Sky and I stamped the greeting from the Flower Fair Photopolymer Stamp Set in Versa-Mark and heat embossed it with Black Stampin’ Emboss Powder. All of the flowers are from the same set and are stamped in So Saffron, Crushed Curry, Blushing Bride, Strawberry Slush, Pear Pizzaz and Always Artichoke. I used the coordinating Flower Patch Framelits to cut out all of the stamped images. Some are adhered to the card with SNAIL and others with Stampin’ Dimensionals. I adhered a sequin in the middle of each one. The butterfly is a piece of Calypso Coral that I cut out with the Butterfly Thinlits. I covered the entire die cut with Versa-Mark and then heat embossed it multiple time with Clear Stampin’ Emboss Powder. A piece of Stampin’ Dimensional holds it to the card. I love all of the colors mixed together and I just can’t get enough of the clear embossed die cuts, I think they are so cool!

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The second card that I have for you today is another card with a spring feel but could be used for so many different occasions. It was also pretty easy to make using one of the card from the Project Life Everyday Adventure Card Kit! The base for this card is also Whisper White Card Stock. I adhered a piece of Stacked with Love Designer Washi Tape down the left side and part of one of the cards from the Everyday Adventure Card Kit down the right side. In the middle os a panel of Bermuda Bay that is adhered to the card with Stampin’ Dimensionals. The greeting is another card from the kit and I used one of the dies form the Mini Treat Bag Thinlit to cut out the holes on the right side. A piece of Silver Thread is threaded through the holes with some “Vintage” Frosted Sequins and silver seed beads randomly added. The card is then adhered to the card with more Stampin’ Dimensionals. I love that saying and the card and I’m always looking for ways to use the Project Life cards since I’m not a big scrapbooker!

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I hope that you enjoyed my cards for this month’s Control Freaks Blog Tour! Thank you very much for stopping by! Now to continue on with the tour I’ll send you off to my very talented friend Wendy Weixler! Have a wonderful day everyone! :-)

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Stampin’ Up! products used:

Card 1:

Stamp Set: Flower Patch Photopolymer

Ink: So Saffron, Crushed Curry, Blushing Bride, Strawberry Slush, Pear Pizzaz and Always Artichoke Classic Stampin’ Ink

Specialty Ink: Versa-Mark

Stampin’ Emboss Powder: Black and Clear

Card Stock: Whisper White, Soft Sky and Calypso Coral

Framelits: Flower Patch

Thinlits: Butterfly

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

Card 2:

Stamp Set: NONE!

Ink: NONE!

Card Stock: Whisper White and Bermuda Bay

Project Life: Everyday Adventure Card Kit

Thinlits: Mini Treat Bag

Embellishments: Frosted Sequins (Vintage), silver thread and seed beads

Tools: Big Shot, Stampin’ Dimensionals and SNAIL

Piglet MAT

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Boy have I been tired lately! I’m not usually but ever since daylight savings I have been unusually tired. Don’t know what that’s about, hopefully it will pass soon! Work was nice today, for lunch Robin and I had Chinese. I had General Tso’s Chicken, quite tasty! Little Daniel was at my parent’s house, always a highlight to my week. We had to spend some time opening and closing the microwave door and then turning the hall light on and off. He is so easily amused! I came home and spent some time Skyping with Andrea and Eva while I worked on some projects. Tonight night is the Control Freaks Blog Tour, so be sure and come back for that!

My card for today is for this week’s Freshly Made Sketches challenge. I want to thank Kim for choosing me as her Prince in last week’s challenge. You can see the winners post HERE and my original post HERE. Now on to this week’s sketch…

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Believe it or not this card started out by me thinking that I wanted to use the Adventure Bound Designer Series Paper! The card base for today is Whisper White Card Stock and the background is a piece of Hello Honey that I embossed with the Spring Flowers Textured Impressions Embossing Folder. I used the On Film Framelits to cut out a piece of Basic Black and adhered a piece of the Adventure Bound Designer Series Paper behind it. Some Tangelo Twist is cut out with two of the dies from the Mini Treat Bag Thinlits. The banner is cut in half and adhered to the card and the slide is adhered on top of that with Stampin’ Dimensionals. The for you is also cut out from Tangelo Twist and adhered with Stampin’ Dimensional pieces to the slide. My butterfly is from the Papillon Potpourri Stamp Set and is heat embossed in Black Stampin’ Emboss Powder on Vellum. I used my Tangelo Twist and Hello Honey Stampin’ Write Markers to color on the back and adhered it to the slide with another piece of Stampin’ Dimensional. A few Doodlebug and Pretty Pink Posh Sequins are scattered around and that’s finishes the card! I really do like that Adventure Bound DSP a lot, yes, I know, I have said that many times before so you know it’s true! LOL! I hope that you enjoyed my card for this week’s Freshly Made Sketches challenge. Thank you so much for your visit today! Have an absolutely awesome Thursday! :-)

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Stampin’ Up! products used:

Stamp Set: Papillon Potpourri Clear Mount

Stampin’ Write Markers: Tangelo Twist and Hello Honey

Specialty Ink: Versa-Mark

Stampin’ Emboss Powder: Black

Card Stock: Whisper White, Hello Honey, Tangelo Twist and Basic Black

Specialty Card Stock: Vellum

Designer Series Paper: Adventure Bound Stack

Framelits: On Film

Thinlits: Mini Treat Bag

Punch: Elegant Butterfly

Embossing Folder: Spring Flowers

Tools: Big Shot, Heat Tool, Crystal Effects, 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!

Piglet MAT