Freshly Made Sketches 176

Hi there everyone! Well, the snow started again this morning and it’s to continue throughout the day. Will Winter ever end? I just got a text that my office will be closed today! Yippie! LOL! I had a nice day yesterday, Robin and I had Wendy’s for lunch, it’s been forever since I have had fast food and it was yummy! I had a meeting off-site at 1:00pm and then went back to the office to finish up some stuff before heading to the parent’s for dinner. When I got home I retreated to the Stampin’ Galley to make my card for today. I finished and made the mistake of going on YouTube where I got sucked in for about 2 hours watching various nonsense! YouTube is a fantastic time waster! Lots to do and I spent the better part of the evening watching nonsense, felt good though! LOL!

The card that I made last night is for this week’s Freshly Made Sketches challenge…

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Now I can safely say that I have never made a card like this before, what a fun sketch! I started my card off with a base of Whisper White Card Stock, when folded it’s 9 1/4″ long by 3″ tall. My background is a piece of Soft Sky, I used the Scallop Edge Border Punch along the bottom. The hello is a Mama Elephant Die and is cut out from the background. Before I adhered the background I tied a piece of Black Baker’s Twine around it. I laid the cut out back in after I adhered it to the base and put the cut out word back in so I could put back the little pieces and then I removed the word. The butterfly is cut out with the Butterfly Thinlits from a piece of Basic Black and adhered with Stampin’ Dimensionals. I put some Crystal Effects on the body and fluffed up the wings a little and the card is done! I really do like the size of the card. I also was temped to put on some sequins but I wanted to keep the card as clean as possible! I really hope that you like my card for this week’s Freshly Made Sketches challenge. Thanks to Cindy for a really fun sketch and thank you for coming by to spend a little time with me today! Have a terrific Thursday! :-)

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Stampin’ Up! products used:

Stamp Sets: NONE!

Ink: NONE!

Card Stock: Whisper White, Soft Sky and Basic Black

Thinlits: Butterfly

Punch: Scallop Edge Border

Embellishments: Black Baker’s Twine

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

NON-Stampin’ Up!: Mama Elephant Hello Script Die

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Paper Craft Crew 134

Yesterday started out pleasant enough, it was nice and sunny on the way to work. It started to get a little overcast and then around 3:30 it stared snowing… again! We got about 2 inches before it turned to rain. A nice slushy mess! I did go over to Brian and Kim’s for taco night with Heather and Taylor came along too. Always a very good time! This morning’s ride to the office should be fun! It will be like driving in a giant slushy!

I have been on a bit of a yellow and gray kick lately and my card for this week’s Paper Craft Crew sketch is continues on with the trend! Here is the sketch for this week…

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This card uses some of my favorites! The base is Whisper White Card Stock. The left side of my background is a piece of paper from the Moonlight Designer Series Paper Stack and on the right is a piece of Smoky Slate that I stamped with the Woodgrain Background Stamp in Smoky Slate. My greeting is from the Adventure Awaits Photopolymer Stamp Set and is heat embossed in White Stampin’ Emboss Powder on some Basic Gray. I adhered it to the card with Stampin’ Dimensionals. I used the Banner Punch to punch out another piece of the Moonlight Designer Series Paper and adhered that with another Stampin’ Dimensionals in the upper right of the greeting panel. Down in the lower left are three flowers from the Pictogram Punches Stamp Set, they are stamped in Crushed Curry and punched out with the flower from the Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack. A few of the Simon Says Stamp Moonshine Sequins on the flowers and by the greeting and the card is done! I really do love that Adventure Awaits Photopolymer Stamp Set, I have used it a lot more than I thought I would. I hope that you enjoyed my card for this week’s Paper Craft Crew sketch challenge. Make sure to stop by the blog and see the rest of the Design Team’s projects and enter yours in the gallery. Thanks so very much for your visit, have a wonderful Wednesday! :-)

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Stampin’ Up! products used:

Stamp Sets: Adventure Awaits Photopolymer and Pictogram Punches and Hardwood Background Clear Mount

Ink: Crushed Curry and Smoky Slate Classic Stampin’ Ink

Specialty Ink: Versa-Mark

Stampin’ Emboss Powder: White

Card Stock: Whisper White, Smoky Slate and Basic Gray

Designer Series Paper: Moonlight Stack

Punches: Itty Bitty Accents Pack and Banner

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

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Mojo 387

There is really nothing better than having to clean 5 inches of snow off of your car first thing in the morning before heading off to work, would’t you agree?! LOL! It was a Monday! My day wasn’t bad at all, had lunch with my friend Robin. We went to a little neighborhood deli in Syosset called Dugan Sandwich Shop and I had an Italian hero that was quite tasty! After work I had dinner and then came home and unpacked my little Stampin’ Up! order. I also got my MISTI Stamp Tool. I can’t wait to play with that! Made my card for today and then ran to Target to pick up some things that I have been meaning to get for about a week! I need a few more hours in the day please so I can get it all done!

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The card that I made last night is for this week’s Mojo Monday sketch challenge…

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I really do always love the Mojo sketches! My card base for today is a piece of Whisper White Card Stock and I covered the front of with a piece of Mossy Meadow. The background is a piece of Smoky Slate. I used the Lawn Fawn Stitched Rectangles to cut out a piece of So Saffron. On the bottom of that is a piece of Mossy Meadow that I heat embossed the greeting from the Lovely Amazing You Photopolymer Stamp Set in Gold Stampin’ Emboss Powder. I rounded the bottom corners with the Project Life Corner Rounder and then adhered it to the bottom of the rectangle that is then adhered to the card with Stampin’ Dimensionals. For my circle I used a piece of the Sheer Perfection Designer Vellum Stack that was just added to Sale-A-Bration. I cut it and a piece of Mossy Meadow out with the Lawn Fawn Stitched Circles. They are adhered together with Multi-Purpose Glue and then adhered to the card with Stampin’ Dimensionals. My flower and butterfly are from the Nature’s Perfection Stamp Set, also just added to Sale-A-Bration, and are heat embossed in Gold Stampin’ Emboss Powder on Vellum. I used my Paper Snips to cut out the flower and the Elegant Butterfly Punch to punch out the butterfly. Some tiny pieces of Clear Foam Tape adhere them to the circle. A thin bead of Ranger Black Liquid Pearls makes the body for the butterfly and a few Simon Says Stamp Sparkle and Shine Sequins finish off the card. I love the Sheer Perfection Designer Vellum and the new stamp sets that were added to Sale-A-Bration! Remember that you can get one of them for FREE with every $50 you spend now thought the end of March! I hope that you enjoyed my card for this week’s Mojo Monday sketch challenge. Your visits are always appreciated and I hope that you enjoy your Tuesday!

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Stampin’ Up! products used:

Stamp Sets: Lovely Amazing You Photopolymer and Nature’s Perfection Clear Mount

Specialty Ink: Versa-Mark

Stampin’ Emboss Powder: Gold

Card Stock: Whisper White, Mossy Meadow, Smoky Slate and So Saffron

Specialty: Sheer Perfection Designer Vellum Stack and Vellum Card Stock

Punch: Elegant Butterfly

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

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Paper Players 234 & Ice!

Ugh! Monday! LOL! Just kidding! It was a very weird day weather-wise yesterday. When I headed into Manhattan on the 8:11am train it was sort of looking like the sun was going to peek out. I went to see my friends Jon and Mary, they live over on the West Side so I took a picture of the Hudson River with all of the ice in it. When I left their house I decided to walk through Central Park. Well, that wasn’t a great idea, they really didn’t clear away any of the snow and ice from the path around the Reservoir, it was like an ice skating rink! I did stop and take a picture of it so you can see how frozen it is, but they had the fountain on today? By the time I got to my friend Ella’s apartment it had just started snowing. I was there for around two hours and the last picture is what it looked like after I left. Lot’s of snow again. :-(

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The Hudson, if you make the picture bigger you can see the ice!

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The frozen Reservoir!

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When I first got to Ella’s.

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When I went to leave, that’s a lot of snow in two hours! I have said it enough but I’m well over Winter! :-P

Before I get to today’s post my friend Eva asked my friend Michael to be a guest designer on her Can You Case It blog and he made two really cute cards! Head on over to his blog here and the Can You Case It blog here to take a look! Thanks!

So moving along to today’s post which is for this week’s Paper Players challenge, but first thank you to Claire for choosing my card for her Cut Above! Here is this week’s theme challenge from Laurie…

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Now after seeing the pictures from yesterday you can imagine how hard it was to channel Spring! LOL! I did manage to get some bright colors and flowers! The base of the card is Whisper White Card Stock and the background is a piece of Daffodil Delight that I embossed with the Spring Flowers Textured Impressions Embossing Folder. I used a piece of Window Sheet and some Garden Green with the Ovals Collection Framelits to create the frame for the piece of Flowerpot Designer Series Paper. The greeting is from the Hello There Host Stamp Set and is stamped in Staz-On White Opaque Ink. I used some Stampin’ Dimensionals to lift the frame. My flowers are from the Flower Shop, Petal Potpourri and Petite Petals Stamp Sets and are stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black. I used my Daffodil Delight Stampin’ Blendabilities Markers to color in the centers and put a little Wink of Stella Clear Glitter Brushtip on them. A few more Stampin’ Dimensionals adhere them to the card. I think that it’s nice and Spring like, bright colors and flowers! I hope that it makes you think of Spring and that you enjoyed my card for this week’s Paper Players theme challenge. Thanks so much for coming by to see my card and the pictures of the Winter here in Manhattan! Have an excellent Monday! :-)

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Stampin’ Up! products used:

Stamp Sets: Hello There (Host), Flower Shop, Petal Potpourri and Petite Petals Clear Mount

Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black

Specialty Ink: Staz-On Opaque White

Stampin’ Blendabilities Markers: Daffodil Delight

Card Stock: Whisper White, Daffodil Delight and Garden Green

Designer Series Paper: Flower Pot

Specialty: Window Sheet

Framelits: Ovals Collection

Punches: Pansy, Petite Petals and Flower Medallion

Embossing Folder: Spring Flowers

Tools: Big Shot, Stampin’ Dimensionals and SNAIL

NON-Stampin’ Up!: Wink of Stella Clear Glitter Brushtip

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Gold Musical Balloon Bash

Today is my Dad’s Birthday so Happy Birthday Dad! He truly is one of the best Dad’s that you could ever have! If something needs to be fixed he can do it. My friends refer to him as McGuyver or as my cousin calls him Super Danny! He once fixed my car remote with a gum wrapper, not kidding! Happy Birthday Dad!

I had a very nice day yesterday, I went to lunch with my friend Sue, we went to SmashBurger. They have really good food there, especially the fried pickles and the sweet potato fries, they are nice and crispy! After lunch we went to Michaels and then came back to my house and I finally got to do the fun technique that I promised to share with you. Gold foil is very in right now and it’s super simple to do. You might even have all the equipment that you need already. I found an image of sheet music online and printed it out with my laser printer. Then I took some of the gold foil, mine is form iCraft and is called Deco Foil. I put it on top if the printed sheet and then placed it inside a piece of printer paper and ran it though my laminator. When it comes out it looks like this…

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How cool is that?! All of the foil sticks to the toner! You need a laser printer, it won’t work with an ink-jet because you need the toner. I think it’s a really cool look and you can foil anything that you can print! I’ll definitely be using this more!

So today’s card is actually for my Dad! I started off with a base of Basic Black Card Stock. A piece of Hemptique Black Hemp Twine is tied in a bow around the middle. Then I adhered the gold foiled sheet music to the base. The greeting is from the Balloon Bash Photopolymer Stamp Set and is heat embossed in Black Stampin’ Emboss Powder on Vellum. I used the Ovals Collection Framelits to cut it out and adhered it to the card with a few pieces of Clear Foam Tape. A super simple card but the gold foil sheet music gives it lots of impact! I hope that you enjoyed my birthday card for my Dad and the fun simple technique! Thank you very much for coming by today! I wish you all a simple Sunday! I’m off to Manhattan for a bit to see some friends! :-)

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Stampin’ Up! products used:

Stamp Set: Balloon Bash Photopolymer

Specialty Ink: Versa-Mark

Stampin’ Emboss Powder: Black

Card Stock: Basic Black

Specialty Card Stock: Vellum

Framelits: Ovals Collection

Tools: Big Shot, Heat Tool and SNAIL

NON-Stampin’ Up!: Neenah Classic Crest Solar White 80lb Card Stock, iCraft Gold Deco Foil, Hemptique Black Hemp Twine and Clear Foam Tape

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Pals Paper Arts 241

Yes, I’m quite late this morning! I had a nice day yesterday, not too busy at work. I came home and picked up Taylor and then headed over to Scrap-A-Latte for the card class. I always like to get there early, we grabbed some dinner from Panera and finished up last minute stuff. I had told my friend Brian that I thought he should come and he did! Everyone had a good time! One of my friends from Facebook, Denisse, came too! It was very nice to get to meet her in person! We finished up around 9:30, and helped Renee clean up. My friend Fred had called and asked me to meet him at the bar near my office for a drink. Brian said that he would come so we went there and Taylor took my car home. Fred is a very funny, nice guy but he’s even funnier when he’s had a few! LOL! After the bar we headed to the Diner for a little snack. I haven’t been to the diner that late in years! By the time I got home it was 1:45 and I thought I’ll make my card in the morning. So I got up this morning and made a “quick” card, not really! I didn’t think that I would have to wait for the pieces to dry before assembling the card, so that’s why I’m late! LOL! Here are a few pictures from class last night…

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And there I am with Renee! So much fun!

So my “quick” card is for this week’s Pals Paper Arts sketch challenge…

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My card starts off with a base of Basic Black Card Stock. To create the shaker I used a piece of Basic Gray for the base. The images are from the Embellished Events Stamp Set and are stamped in Encore Silver Metallic Ink, I hit them with the Heat Tool to make sure that they were nice and dry. A few Pretty Pink Posh Sparkling Clear Sequins are adhered over the bubbles with Crystal Effects. My frame is cut out with the Lawn Fawn Small Stitched Rectangles and the center with the Ovals Collection Framelits. a piece of Window Sheet is adhered to the frame and two layers of Fun Foam make the space for my silver seed beads. The congrats is a die from Ellen Hutson and is cut out from a piece of Silver Foil Sheet, some 2-Way Glue adheres it to the card. Not such a quick card but I do love the way it came out, lots of sparkle and shine! I hope that you enjoyed my card for this week’s Pals Paper Arts sketch challenge! Thank you so much for stopping by, I wish you all a super Saturday! :-)

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Stampin’ Up! products used:

Stamp Set: Embellished Events Clear Mount

Specialty Ink: Encore Silver Metallic

Card Stock: Basic Black, Basic Gray and Smoky Slate

Specialty Paper: Silver Foil Sheet

Specialty: Window Sheet

Framelits: Ovals Collection

Tools: Big Shot, Heat Tool, 2-Way Glue, Crystal Effects and SNAIL

NON-Stampin’ Up!: Pretty Pink Posh Sparkling Clear 4mm Sequins, Ellen Hutson Zipper Panel, Lawn Fawn Small Stitched Rectangles

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Freshly Made Sketches 175

And it’s Friday!! Woo hoo! I have another location to go to for work this morning and then I have my card class later on at Scrap-A-Latte. That’s going to be a good time! Taylor is going to come and help too! I’ll let you know how that goes tomorrow! Yesterday was cold yet again, I know you must be tired of hearing how cold it is here, but I promise that I will never complain about the heat this summer (which hopefully we have a lot of!)! LOL! Speaking of which I can’t wait for it to get here! Last night I had to run to BestBuy to get some ink for my printer and Michaels to pick up some last minute class stuff. Later on after I got home I Skyped with my friend Eva for a bit. Another pretty good day!

So I’m a little addicted to the “licorice” heat embossing Thinlits look and I have used it again on my card for this week’s Freshly Made Sketches challenge…

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I kept the rest of the card really simple. My base is Night of Navy Card Stock. The main panel is a piece of Crumb Cake. I cut out the “hello” three times from Coastal Cabana, Night of Navy and Calypso Coral. They are all heat embossed multiple times with Simon Says Stamp Clear Fine Detail Embossing Powder. I used some Multi-Purpose Glue to adhere them to the Crumb Cake. A piece of “Vintage” Calypso Coral Baker’s Twine is tied in a bow at the very top. I backed it with a piece of Coastal Cabana and instead of using Stampin’ Dimensionals I used a piece of Fun Foam and adhered it with SNAIL to the back of the Coastal Cabana piece and then adhered that to the base. Like I said a really simple card but I love the colors and the glossy hellos! I hope that you enjoyed my card for this week’s Freshly Made Sketches challenge. I thank you very much for coming by to see me and wish you all an absolutely fantastic Friday! :-)

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Stampin’ Up! products used:

Stamps: NONE

Specialty Ink: Versa-Mark

Card Stock: Night of Navy, Coastal Cabana, Crumb Cake and Calypso Coral

Thinlits: Hello You

Embellishments: Calypso Coral Baker’s Twine (Vintage)

Tools: Big Shot, Versa-Mark, Multi-Purpose Glue and SNAIL

NON-Stampin’ Up!: Simon Says Stamp Clear Fine Detail Embossing Powder and Fun Foam

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Mojo 386

Hey there peeps! It’s Thursday! Yay! It was a heat wave here yesterday, we got up to 40 degrees! LOL! That’s a lot warmer than we have had in a very long time! I had a nice day yesterday, when I got home Daniel was at my parent’s so I spend a little time with him. His asks you “what’s dis?” and that means that he wants you to take him to whatever he is pointing at. We spent a little time opening and closing the microwave door and then we played with the magnets on the fridge. He is too funny! I stopped by my house and grabbed the stuff that I had to take to Scrap-A-Latte and then headed out. It’s always nice to go there and see Renee, it was just the two of us, well, we Skyped with my friend Andrea in Colorado for a bit. We had a good laugh and got all of the stuff ready for card class. There are 16 people and there are four cards, lots to cut, but fun! No, I didn’t manage to leave without buying something. I got the new Tim Holtz Bird Crazy Stamp Set and a Authentique 6 x6 Paper Pad called Classique:Beauty. Not too bad! I stopped by and saw Brian, Kim and Heather on the way home. Brian had made chicken parmesan with Panko breadcrumbs and fresh mozzarella baked to perfection, that’s what was for dinner! Not a bad way to end a Wednesday!

When I did finally get home last night I sat down and made my card for this week’s Mojo Monday sketch challenge…

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Ahh… tall & skinny, I do love them! Sometimes when I sit down to make a card I just kind of let it happen. I don’t have any particular idea in my head. That’s what I did last night, I’m not sure if I love the color combo, you’ll have to let me know what you think. The base for the card is Basic Black Card Stock and the background is a piece of Smoky Slate. My piece in the middle is So Saffron. For the main panel I embossed a piece of Wisteria Wonder with the Spring Flowers Textured Impressions Embossing Folder and backed it with some Basic Black. A strip of Pear Pizzaz is flagged on the right and adhered to the panel with Stampin’ Dimensionals. The flower is from the Petal Potpourri Stamp Set and is heat embossed in Black Stampin’ Emboss Powder on a piece of Vellum. I used my Daffodil Delight and Wisteria Wonder Stampin’ Blendabilities Markers to color it on the back side. Some of the Clear Foam Adhesive holds it to the banner. The you is one of the Hello You Thinlits cut from a piece of Basic Black and the heat embossed multiple times with Simon Says Stamp Clear Fine Detail Embossing Powder. A few drops of 2-Way Glue adheres it to the card. I’m still really loving the way the Thinlit greetings look all shiny like that! So there you have my unusual card for this week’s Mojo Monday sketch challenge. You will have to let me know what you think of the color combo! Thanks so much for you time today! Have an excellent Thursday! :-)

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Stampin’ Up! products used:

Stamp Set: Petal Potpourri Clear Mount

Specialty Ink: Versa-Mark

Stampin’ Emboss Powder: Black

Stampin’ Blendabilities Markers: Daffodil Delight and Wisteria Wonder

Card Stock: Basic Black, Smoky Slate, So Saffron, Wisteria Wonder and Pear Pizzaz

Specialty Card Stock: Vellum

Thinlits: Hello You

Embossing Folder: Spring Flowers

Punch: Flower Medallion

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

NON-Stampin’ Up!: Simon Says Stamp Clear Fine Detail Embossing Powder

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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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Paper Craft Crew 133

A very happy hump day to you! It was another frigid day here but that’s the norm now! I did have a nice day, I went to lunch with my friend Robin. We went to Moe’s, I haven’t been there in a while and it was good. I came home and got to talk to one of my favorite people! I had a nice long chat with my friend Michael! He is doing well enjoying the fact that he is not here in NY freezing with the rest if us! He has warmth yes, but I have Target, Michaels and bagels! LOL! All kidding aside, he is missed! I also stopped by Heather’s for a little wine last night. Nothing like some Cupcake Red Velvet and some laughs to finish off the evening! Tonight I’m off to Scrap-A-Latte to help prepare for the card class on Friday. Let’s see if I can leave without buying anything! :-P

So we all know that Wednesday means that I’m over on the Paper Craft Crew for this week’s sketch challenge…

PCCCS133 DT Sketch 2-25-2015

I decided that I would use one of the cards form the This Day Project Life Mini Card Kit again. My card starts with a base of Whisper White Card Stock, the background is a piece of Coastal Cabana that I embossed with the “Vintage” Cloudy Day Textured Impressions Embossing Folder. The Project Life Card is backed with a piece of Whisper White and adhered to the card with Stampin’ Dimensionals. My cloud is one of the dies from the Word Bubbles Framelits and is also adhered with Stampin’ Dimensionals. I punched out a piece of Whisper White with the 1″ Circle Punch and adhered that in the lower left corner. A piece of the Retro Fresh Designer Washi Tape covers a piece of Whisper White and goes across the bottom. My greeting is from the Snuggles and Smooches Photopolymer Stamp Set and is stamped in Coastal Cabana, some more Stampin’ Dimensionals hold that to the card. A button from the Best Year Ever Accessory Pack completes the card. I’m really enjoying using the Project Life cards for my cards and I love the monochromatic Coastal Cabana with the white. I hope that you enjoyed my card for this week’s Paper Craft Crew sketch challenge. Stop by the blog and see what the rest of the Design Team have created and enter you card in the gallery. Thank you for your visit today, I always love having you stop by! Have a wonderful Wednesday! :-)

PCCCS133-JK-WM

Stampin’ Up! products used:

Stamp Set: Snuggles and Smooches Photopolymer

Ink: Coastal Cabana Classic Stampin’ Ink

Card Stock: Whisper White and Coastal Cabana

Project Life: This Day Mini Card Collection

Framelits: Word Bubbles

Punch: 1″ Circle

Embossing Folder: Cloudy Day (Vintage)

Embellishments: Retro Fresh Designer Washi Tape and Best Year Ever Accessory Pack

Tools: Big Shot, Glue Dots, 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

SUO Challenges 117

It was another chilly day here yesterday, and windy too! I think that we all appreciate Spring and Summer a lot more than we ever had before after this Winter! My Monday was pretty good otherwise, work was ok I’m starting to get a handle on my new position. We had Chili for dinner last night, that was yummy. I got a fun package in the mail yesterday too, an Amazon Echo. It’s a little tube that you put in your house and it listens to your voice commands to do all sorts of things. You can ask it the weather, have it create a shopping list for you, listen to music or even search the internet. It’s pretty cool and I can’t wait to see what else they add to it! I do love a little technology! LOL!

It’s Tuesday so here are this week’s Stampin’ Up! Weekly Deals:

Built for Free Using: My Stampin Blog

Today I’m over on the SUO Challenges blog for our cards for teens challenge. I thought about the card for a while and finally settled on a fun colorful one. The base of the card is Whisper White Card Stock and I covered the front in a piece of Crushed Curry. For my background I used a piece of the Birthday Bash Specialty Designer Series Paper. My greeting is from the Bravo Photopolymer Stamp Set and is heat embossed in White Stampin’ Emboss Powder on a piece of Vellum. I flagged the end of a piece of Calypso Coral to place behind it and make the greeting stand out a little more. On the top is a bow that I made using the Bow Builder Punch and some Bermuda Bay. It’s adhered with a Stampin’ Dimensional. Two Basic Jewels Rhinestones, one in the middle of the bow and one in the middle of the “YOU” complete the card. I love the confetti on the DSP paired with the neat congratulations! I just screams fun! I hope that you enjoyed my card for the SUO Challenges Cards for Teens challenge. Make sure to stop by the blog and see the rest of the designers projects! Thank you for stopping by and spending a little time with me today! I wish you all a good Tuesday! :-)

SUO Challenges 117-JK-WM

Stampin’ Up! products used:

Stamp Set: Bravo Photopolymer

Specialty Ink: Versa-Mark

Stampin’ Emboss Powder: White

Card Stock: Whisper White, Crushed Curry, Calypso Coral and Bermuda Bay

Specialty Card Stock: Vellum

Designer Series Paper: Birthday Bash Specialty

Punch: Bow Builder

Embellishments: Basic Jewels Rhinestones

Tools: Heat Tool, Sticky Strip, 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