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Pals Paper Arts 232

Well, yesterday just flew by! I puttered around in the morning for a bit and then went to BJ’s with Heather. We stopped at the Deli and got some bagels for breakfast and brought them back to my house to eat them. I finally found some more of my Christmas ornaments and put them on the tree. Around 2:00 I called my friend Sandy to see if she wanted to take a ride out to the Scrapbook store to visit Renee and she said yes so I headed over to her and picked her up and out we went. The store is very barren at the moment, I took some pictures of the one wall that is filled with paper and some stamps and dies.

Scrap-A-Latte Wall 12-2014

We had a nice visit and some other people stopped by while we were there. I dropped Sandy off and came home with the intent of getting some Christmas cards made. I did manage to get the ones that my boss wanted for her niece and nephew made but not much else! I’m just going to go through my stash and send out some of those. I do have a bunch of cards made and they should go to good home and not sit in a box! That is one of my New Year’s resolutions. I’m going to send out or sell my cards that I make! That will help pay for some of my crafting addiction too! LOL!

On today’s post which is for this week’s Pals Paper Arts sketch challenge…

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I decided that I should get a few more uses out of my Christmas stamps! The base of my card is Whisper White Card Stock. I adhered a piece of All is Calm Specialty Designer Series Paper to the base and then used the Lawn Fawn Stitched Rectangles to cut out the frame from a piece of Cherry Cobbler. A strip of Soft Sky goes down the left side to keep with the sketch. Yes, that’s a shaker, shocker! LOL! The background of it is a piece of Lost Lagoon and I heat embossed the greeting from the Seasonally Scattered Stamp Set in White Stampin’ Emboss Powder. The frame is again cut out with the Stitched Rectangles from a piece of Pear Pizzaz along with the Window Sheet. Some of the snowflakes from the Frosted Sequins are placed inside and Foam Tape adheres it to the background. I know, I make a lot of shaker cards but I really do love them! I hope that you like my card for this week’s Pals Paper Arts sketch challenge. I’m off to the mall this morning with Heather and Stephanie, I need to do some Christmas shopping, it’s getting close! I thank you for coming by to see me and I hope that you all have a great Sunday! :-)

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Stampin’ Up! products used:

Stamp Set: Seasonally Scattered Clear Mount

Specialty Ink: Versa-Mark

Stampin’ Emboss Powder: White

Card Stock: Whisper White, Cherry Cobbler, Lost Lagoon, Soft Sky and Pear Pizzaz

Specialty: Window Sheet

Designer Series Paper: All is Calm Specialty

Embellishments: Frosted Sequins

Tools: Big Shot, Heat Tool and SNAIL

NON-Stampin’ Up!: Lawn Fawn Stitched Rectangles and 3M Foam Tape

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 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 December Blog Tour

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Hello everyone and welcome to the Control Freaks December Blog Tour. This month we are featuring sneak peeks from the upcoming 2015 Occasions and Sale-A-Bration Catalogs. You can order from the catalogs starting January 6, 2015. If you are following along on the tour you have arrived here from Melissa Davies blog. Such awesome projects as always. I have two cards and a treat holder for you today! I kept my theme very masculine too! Love all of the new “guy” stamp sets and Designer Series Paper in the new catalog!

Lets get started with my first card which is a birthday card. The card base is Soft Suede Card Stock and the background is a piece of Crumb Cake that I embossed with my favorite, the Woodgrain Textured Impressions Embossing Folder. A piece of paper from the Adventure Bound Designer Series Paper Stack is adhered on top of that. To create my tag I used the new Ornate Tag Topper punch and a piece of Very Vanilla. My image is from the Guy Greetings Photopolymer Stamp Set and is stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black and colored in with my Crumb Cake and Skin Tone Assortment Stampin’ Blendabilities Markers. A piece of Gold Baker’s Twine is knotted in the top and the tag is adhered to the card with Stampin’ Dimensionals. A few dots of Crystal Effects keep the tails in place. My greeting is from the Four You Stamp Set and is heat embossed on Vellum and cut out with the Project Life Cards and Labels Framelits. Some carefully placed 2-Way Glue adheres it to the card. I love the new Adventure Bound Designer Series Paper Stack, the photographic pages are great and they are all neat prints on the other side!

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The second card that I have for you is a masculine take on a shaker card. For this one I used Island Indigo Card Stock for the card base. The background is another piece of paper from the Adventure Bound Designer Series Paper Stack backed with a piece of Basic Black before adhering it to the card base. I used the Gift Card Envelope & Trims Thinlit to cut out a piece of Vellum. The greeting is from the Adventure Awaits Photopolymer Stamp Set and is heat embossed in Black Stampin’ Emboss Powder. I put the envelope together with some Fast Fuse Adhesive and before closing the last flap I sprinkled in some Frosted Sequins and a few light blue ones that I had. The envelope is adhered to the card with some more Fast Fuse and two pieces of Stacked with Love Designer Washi Tape are placed on the top and bottom. I love the rippled water picture with the Island Indigo and Basic Black. The envelope makes a cool shaker for the sequins too!

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For my final project I have a little treat bag. This is a made with a new Thinlit that’s pretty cool! Some Crumb Cake Card Stock is cut out with the new Mini Treat Bag Thinlits. I used some of the other elements in the Thinlits to cut out the two star borders and the center window. A piece of Window Sheet is adhered behind the middle cut out and some Night of Navy behind the stars. The enjoy is cut out form a piece of Silver Foil Sheet and adhered to the window with Multi-Purpose Glue. I put the bag together with Sticky Strip and slid a rather large chocolate chip cookie inside. A pretty neat way to give a little gift and since you make the bag yourself it can be made from and Designer Series Paper or Card Stock. You can coordinate it with anything that you would like!

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So there is a nice big sneak peek at some of my favorite things from the upcoming 2015 Occasions Catalog! I hope that you enjoyed the card and treat bag and that you have found a little inspiration for what you might like from the catalog! Now you can continue on with the tour by visiting the talented Judy DiScipio’s blog. She has some fun stuff for you! Thank you very much for touring with us and I wish you all a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!! :-)

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Stampin’ Up! products used:

Card 1:

Stamp Sets: Guy Greetings Photopolymer and Four You Clear Mount

Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black

Stampin’ Blendabilities Markers: Crumb Cake and Skin Tone

Specialty Ink: Versa-Mark

Stampin’ Emboss Powder: Gold

Card Stock: Soft Suede, Crumb Cake and Very Vanilla

Specialty Card Stock: Vellum

Designer Series Paper: Adventure Bound Stack

Framelits: Project Life Cards and Labels

Punch: Ornate Tag Topper

Embossing Folder: Woodgrain

Embellishment: Gold Baker’s Twine

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

Card 2:

Stamp Set: Adventure Awaits Photopolymer

Specialty Ink: Versa-Mark

Stampin’ Emboss Powder: Black

Card Stock: Island Indigo and Basic Black

Specialty Card Stock: Vellum

Designer Series Paper: Adventure Bound Stack

Embellishments: Stacked with Love Designer Washi Tape and Frosted Sequins

Tools: Big Shot, Heat Tool, Fast Fuse and SNAIL

Treat Pouch:

Card Stock: Crumb Cake and Night of Navy

Specialty: Window Sheet and Silver Foil Sheet

Thinlits: Mini Treat Bag

Tools: Big Shot, Multi-Purpose Glue and Sticky Strip

 

Piglet MAT

Freshly Made Sketches 167

Oh yes! It’s Friday peeps! I have a lot to get done this weekend but that’s what happens when you leave everything to last minute! LOL! Oops! Yesterday work was work. I had some tacos with the ‘rents for dinner and then headed over to Heather’s for wine night! It’s so nice to just sit there and relax and talk and laugh! We all need that more often than we think! I tried a new wine by Cupcake Vineyards called Red Velvet and I have to say that it was quite delicious! I had notes of Chocolate and Blackberry! Yum! Not a bad way to roll into a Friday! Today is also my friend Grace’s birthday! Happy Birthday Grace!! I hope that you have a wonderful day!! :-)

Before I get to my card I had to share this picture of little Daniel, he is just so cute I can’t stand it! Does’t he make an adorable little Santa?!?!

Daniel Xmas 2014

I know being the Uncle that I’m biased, but he really is too cute! :-)

My post for today is for this week’s Freshly Made Sketches challenge from the lovely Narelle…

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Super simple sketch, I knew just what I was going to use! My card begins with a base of Basic Black Card Stock. All of the pieces of Designer Series Paper are from the Stacked With Love Designer Series Paper Stack. The background is just adhered to the base. My horizontal panel is backed with Basic Black and the vertical panel with Real Red and adhered with Stampin’ Dimensionals. I stamped the image from the You Plus Me Stamp Set in Calypso Coral, punched out with the 2″ Circle Punch, it’s backed it with a piece of Calypso Coral that I cut out with the Circles Collection Framelits. The heart and the bow are from the Mini Treat Bag Thinlits Dies and are cut from Red Glimmer Paper. They are held in place with some Multi-Purpose Glue. I thought it needed something else and what better than some Matte Black Sequins?! They are adhered with Crystal Effects. I love the clean and simple look of the card and the way the bow, heart and sequins give it just the right amount of sparkle! There you have my card for this week’s Freshly Made Sketches challenge, I hope that you like it! Thank you very much for stopping by to see what I have been up! Have an absolutely fantastic Friday my friends! :-)

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Stampin’ Up! products used:

Stamp Set: You Plus Me Clear Mount

Ink: Calypso Coral Classic Stampin’ Ink

Card Stock: Basic Black. Real Red and Calypso Coral

Specialty Paper: Red Glimmer

Designer Series Paper: Stacked With Love Stack*

Thinlits: Mini Treat Bag

Framelits: Circles Collection

Punch: 2″ Circle

Tools: Big Shot, Multi-Purpose Glue, 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 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

Mojo 376

Yesterday was a good day at work! Wanna know why? I got to go on a field trip to the Apple Store! My boss’ keyboard stopped working so I went to go and swap it out for a new one. I brought the computer with me so they could run some diagnostics and make sure that it wasn’t anything hardware related. The guy that helped me was really nice, as they always are. I do love a field trip, makes the day go faster! I came home and got to see little Daniel and his devilish smile! He’s so funny, he likes loud noises which most kids don’t like. He was walking around banging a plastic spoon on everything that he could and slamming the kitchen cabinet doors shut. When I came home I retreated to the Stampin’ Galley and had a nice Skype session with my friend Eva. Before I knew it it was 10:45! Yikes! So much for getting to bed early! And no, still no Christmas cards got made but I did start on a few! Progress!

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

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Hmm… do you see what I see? A little window, wonder what we are going to with that?! LOL! My card begins with a base of Kraft Card Stock. The background is a piece of Cherry Cobbler on the lower half and some Whisper White on the top. Before I adhered the background to the card I used some Sticky Strip to adhere some Gold Sequin Trim across the lower half. My shaker window is a piece of Cherry Cobbler that I heat embossed the sentiment from the Mingle All the Way Stamp Set in Gold Stampin’ Emboss Powder. To create the window I used the Squares Collection and Circles Collection Framelits. Some of the Frosted Sequins and some gold ones are placed inside the window and a single layer of Foam Tape keeps them all contained. The snowflake is actually a Simon Says Stamp die called Melody and is cut out from some Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer paper and adhered with some Multi-Purpose Glue. I really do love a shaker card don’t I?! They are just a little more fun than a traditional card! I hope that you enjoyed my card for this week’s Mojo Monday sketch challenge. Thank you for your visit and I wish you all a terrific Thursday because we know what tomorrow is!! And there is only a week left until Christmas peeps! I’d better get moving on those cards! :-)

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Stampin’ Up! products used:

Stamp Set: Mingle All the Way Clear Mount

Specialty Ink: Versa-Mark

Stampin’ Emboss Powder: Gold

Card Stock: Kraft, Cherry Cobbler and Whisper White

Specialty: Window Sheet, Gold Foil Sheet and Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper

Framelits: Squares Collection and Circles Collection

Embellishments: Gold Sequin Trim and Frosted Sequins

Tools: Big Shot, Heat Tool, Sticky Strip, Multi-Purpse Glue and SNAIL

NON-Stampin’ Up!: Foam Tape, Simon Says Stamp Melody Snowflake Wafer Thin Die

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 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

Paper Craft Crew 123

A little over a week until Christmas and I don’t even have my cards made! I just can’t get into the groove lately! I did come home after work last night and make some cards, just not Holiday ones! My tree still has but five ornaments on it and I haven’t even thought about shopping yet! I really need to get it together! My mind is filled with all sorts of things, just not Holiday things. Maybe I’ll have a rally this weekend… then again maybe not! LOL! How are your Holiday preparations coming? I hope that you are further along than I am!

We are halfway through the week and that means that it’s Wednesday and time for this week’s Paper Craft Crew sketch challenge…

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I have really been into blues lately and purple for some reason too. Today’s card starts off with a base of Bermuda Bay Card Stock and the background is a piece of paper from the Moonlight Designer Series Paper Stack. For my panel in the middle I embossed a piece of Pool Party with the Honeycomb Textured Impressions Embossing Folder and backed it with a piece of Basic Black. My butterfly is a piece of Watercolor Paper that I cut out with the Butterfly Thinlits*. I used my Mini Ink Blending Tool and some Bermuda Bay and Blackberry Bliss Ink to give it some color and adhered it to the card with Glue Dots. My triangles are Blackberry Bliss and Bermuda Bay and are punched out with the Triangle Punch and adhered with Stampin’ Dimensionals. For the greeting I choose one from the And Many More Stamp Set and heat embossed it in White Stampin’ Emboss Powder on Basic Black with the right side flagged. The embellishment is made with another piece of the Designer Series Paper and my Epiphany Crafts Shape Studio Round Epoxy Embellishment Maker that my friend Eva sent to me. In our current sea of Holiday cards I love the spring like feel of this one and the bold bright colors! I hope that you enjoyed my card for this weeks Paper Craft Crew sketch challenge. Take a minute to stop by the blog and see what the rest of the Design Team have to inspire you and enter your project in the gallery! I thank you very much for stopping by and I wish you all a Wonderful Wednesday! :-)

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Stampin’ Up! products used:

Stamp Set: And Many More Clear Mount

Ink: Bermuda Bay and Blackberry Bliss Classic Stampin’ Ink

Specialty Ink: Versa-Mark

Stampin’ Emboss Powder: White

Card Stock: Bermuda Bay, Basic Black, Pool Party and Blackberry Bliss

Specialty Paper: Watercolor

Designer Series Paper: Moonlight Stack

Thinlits: Butterfly

Punch: Triangle

Embossing Folder: Honeycomb

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

NON-Stampin’ Up!: Epiphany Crafts Shape Studio Round Epoxy Embellishment Maker and Ranger Mini Ink Blending Tool

*2015 Occasions Catalog (January 6, 2015)

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 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

SUO Challenges 112

My day yesterday was pretty quiet until the evening. I got a lot accomplished at work which is always good. Had some dinner, came home and sat down to make a few cards. Around 8:00 I got a call from Brian asking if could some over and stay at the house with Izzy because Savannah fell down the stairs. Off I went! Thankfully she was ok other than a nice lump on her head. That has to be a little frightening to be that little and go down an entire flight of stairs. Those little ones are tough though aren’t they? I think that maybe I should get her together with Daniel! They both see to be a bit accident prone! Today is also two of favorite people’s birthdays! Happy birthday to Kim, one of the sweetest people that I know and to my friend Brian King, another amazing person! I hope that you both have a wonderful day!

Before we get to today’s post here are the weekly deals from Stampin’ Up!:

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Today I’m over on the SUO Challenges blog for our Merry & Happy challenge. I decided on some very non-traditional but very happy colors for my card! The base of today’s card is Soft Sky Card Stock and the background is a piece of Blackberry Bliss that I embossed with the On Point Textured Impressions Embossing Folder. The two banners are Soft Sky and Lost Lagoon, I used the Banners Framelits to cut them out. I stamped the happy from the Endless Birthday Wishes Photopolymer Stamp Set in Blackberry Bliss. Then the Lost Lagoon banner is tucked behind the Soft Sky one and adhered to the card with Stampin’ Dimensionals. My two tress are cut out with one of the elements from the Snowflake Card Thinlit from Mossy Meadow. I used a Versa-Marker to dot them and heat embossed them with some Pool Party Stampin’ Emboss Powder. The HOLIDAYS is from the Watercolor Winter Too Photopolymer Stamp Set and is stamped in Blackberry Bliss and cut out with my Paper Snips. I adhered the trees and the greeting to the card with Stampin’ Dimensionals. A simple fun and bright Holiday card! I hope that you enjoyed my card for the Merry & Happy challenge from SUO Challenges. Don’t forget to swing by the blog and see what the rest of the team has done and enter your card in the gallery! I thank you for your visit and hope that you all have a terrific Tuesday! :-)

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Stampin’ Up! products used:

Stamp Sets: Watercolor Winter Too and Endless Birthday Wishes Photopolymer

Ink: Blackberry Bliss Classic Stampin’ Ink

Stampin’ Emboss Powder: Pool Party

Card Stock: Soft Sky, Blackberry Bliss, Mossy Meadow and Lost Lagoon

Framelits: Banners

Thinlits: Snowflake Card

Embossing Folder: On Point

Tools: Big Shot, Stampin’ Dimensionals and SNAIL

NON-Stampin’ Up!: Versa-Marker

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 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

Stacked Sweet Ampersand Love

I had a very low key day yesterday. I had good intentions once again to get some stuff done, like decorate the tree. Unfortunately I failed to remember where I put the decorations when I moved so I decided to make it a crafty day and I got a bunch of cards made instead. Were they Christmas cards you might inquire? Of course not! They were thank you and birthday cards that I have needed to make. I’ll get around to the Christmas cards, hopefully! It was definitely a relaxing day so not bad for a Sunday! I hope that you had a nice day too!

So, occasionally my brain does weird things, for example today I have a valentine card. Why is that odd? Well it’s Christmas but when I looked at the date yesterday and saw it was the 14th it triggered Valentine’s Day! Like I said… weird! LOL! The card is packed full of new goodies so that makes up for it! The base of the card is Crisp Cantaloupe Card Stock. The background is a piece of Real Red. I used an element from the new Mini Treat Bag Thinlit* to cut out the hearts along the bottom of the panel. I then used the Ampersand Textured Impressions Embossing Folder and traced around it with a Copic Multi-liner Marker. My greeting is from the You Plus Me Stamp Set* and is heat embossed on Vellum in Gold Stampin’ Emboss Powder and cut out with the Hearts Collection Framelits. Some very carefully placed 2-Way Glue adheres it to the card. The teeny bow on top is made with the Bow Builder Punch and a piece f paper from the Stacked with Love Designer Series Paper Stack*. I used Sticky Strip to put the bow together and a Glue Dot to adhere it to the card. Like I said packed with new goodies! I hope that you enjoyed the sneak peek and early Valentine’s card! Thank you of checking and I wish you a very good Monday! :-)

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Stampin’ Up! products used:

Stamp Set: You Plus Me Clear Mount*

Specialty Ink: Versa-Mark

Stampin’ Emboss Powder: Gold

Card Stock: Crisp Cantaloupe and Real Red

Specialty Card Stock: Vellum

Designer Series Paper: Stacked with Love Stack

Thinlits: Mini Treat Bag*

Framelits: Hearts Collection

Tools: Big Shot, Heat Tool, Glue Dots, 2-Way Glue, Sticky Strip and SNAIL

*2015 Occasions Catalog (January 6, 2015)

 

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 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

Ornate Bright Moonlight Christmas

Yesterday was a fun day. I tinkered in the Stampin’ Galley in the morning for a bit and then Andrew came over and we started working on getting his computer back in order. We installed a new hard drive and then began copying the backup over to it. While we were waiting we watched a bunch of videos on YouTube and Vevo. I came across Last Christmas by Wham!, I haven’t seen that video in years! Andrew ordered some pizza around 5:30 and we had dinner. He had to run to his dad’s to help out with his grandmother so I took a ride to see my friend Renee at her new scrapbook store Scrap-A-Latte in West Babylon. It’s coming along nicely! I met Andrew back at my house and we finished up the computer. He got most of his stuff back but we will make sure that he has a better backup plan in place so if this happens again he won’t loose anything! How was your Saturday?

Today I have a Christmas card that uses a new stamp from the Sale-A-Bration Catalog. I started the card off with a base of Soft Suede Card Stock and the background is a piece of paper from the Moonlight Designer Series Paper Stack. My tag is a piece of Smoky Slate that I created using the new Ornate Tag Topper Punch* from the 2015 Occasions Catalog. The tree is from the Holiday Home Photopolymer Stamp Set and is stamped in Soft Suede and my greeting is from the Endless Wishes Photopolymer Stamp Set and is stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black. The cute little house is from the You Made My Day Stamp Set** and is stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black on Sahara Sand and colored in with Prismacolor Pencils. I used gamsol and a paper stump to blend the pencils out for a nice smooth look. Some Wink of Stella is brushed on the roof of the house and the tips of tree branches for a little sparkle. The house is punched out with the What’s Up Punch and adhered to the card with Stampin’ Dimensionals. I tied a piece of Daffodil Delight 1/4″ Cotton Ribbon through the top and adhered the tag to the card with Stampin’ Dimensionals. A few Sparkling Clear 4mm sequins are adhered with Crystal Effects and complete the card. I love when I can pull together some non-holiday items and make a Christmas card! I also love the way the colored pencils are nice and vibrant on the Sahara Sand! I hope that you enjoyed my very non-traditional Christmas card for today! As always, I appreciate you taking the time to come by and see me. Have a simple and wonderful Sunday! :-)

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Stampin’ Up! products used:

Stamp Sets: Holiday Home and Endless Wishes Photopolymer and You Made My Day** Clear Mount

Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black and Soft Suede Classic Stampin’ Ink

Card Stock: Soft Suede, Smoky Slate and Sahara Sand

Designer Series Paper: Moonlight Stack

Punches: What’s Up and Ornate Tag Topper*

Embellishments: Daffodil Delight 1/4″ Cotton Ribbon

Tools: Crystal Effects, Stampin’ Dimensionals and SNAIL

NON-Stampin’ Up!: Sparkling Clear 4mm Sequins, Wink of Stella Clear Glitter Pen, Prismacolor Premier Colored Pencils and Gamsol

*2015 Occasions Catalog **2015 Sale-A-Bration Catalog (January 6, 2015)

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 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 231

Yes, the bed got the best of me again this morning! I guess with cooler weather and the warm bed it’s just a little harder to get out of it these days! Yesterday was another crazy day at the office. After work I came home and had some dinner. Heather called and asked if I would like to go and see Patti with her so Taylor and I took a ride out to Bohemia with her. We had a nice time as always. I got home around 11:00 and decided that I would make my card for today. It’s a simple Saturday card! Today Andrew and I are going to deal with his hard drive and install a new one and come up with a better backup plan. I’m also going to take a ride out and see my friend Renee at her new scrapbook store! That will be fun! Michael has made a few Hanukkah cards and a really cool menorah so take a minute to go and see them HERE. I love the menorah, so different!

Like I said, today is a simple Saturday card for this week’s Pals Paper Arts color challenge…

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Some of my favorite colors! I thought about what I wanted to do on the way home last night and this is what I came up with. My card base is Soft Sky Card Stock. For the background I used a piece of Bermuda Bay and stamped the Birthday from the Yee-Haw Photopolymer Stamp Set in Versa-Mark and heat embossed it with Pool Party Stampin’ Emboss Powder. The Ballon Framelits* are used to cut out the negative ballon from the background and the panel is adhered to the card with Stampin’ Dimensionals. My other balloons are from the Celebrate Today Photopolymer Stamp Set*. I heat embossed one in Pool Party Stampin’ Emboss Powder on Vellum and the other one with Gold Stampin’ Emboss Powder. Again, the Ballon Framelits* are used the cut them and the banner, also heat embossed in Gold Stampin’ Emboss Powder, out. The gold ballon is adhered to the background with 2-Way Glue and the Pool Party one with Stampin’ Dimensionals. I was going to tie some White Baker’s Twine around the balloons but decided that I wanted to keep the card as simple as possible. I love the balloons heat embossed, they are nice and shiny just like real balloons! So there is my simple Saturday card for this week’s Pals Paper Arts color challenge. I hope that you enjoyed it and the continued sneak peeks at products form the upcoming 2015 Occasions Catalog! Thanks, as always for coming by to see me. I wish you all a simple, sun Saturday! :-)

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Stampin’ Up! products used:

Stamp Sets: Celebrate Today* and Yee-Haw Photopolymer

Specialty Ink: Versa-Mark

Stampin’ Emboss Powder: Pool Party and Gold

Card Stock: Soft Sky and Bermuda Bay

Specialty Card Stock: Vellum

Framelits: Balloon

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

*2015 Occasions Catalog (January 6, 2015)

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Freshly Made Sketches 166

TGIF peeps! How do I love Friday… let me count the ways! Yesterday was an average day at work. Still lots going on and not really enough time to get it all done but that’s the way that goes! It snowed here yesterday morning for a bit but then the sun came out and it wasn’t too bad of a day. Michael’s friend Sue stopped by last night to pick up the things that Michael ordered from the clearance rack and we had a nice talk and got caught up. She’s a very sweet person and I think that I can safely call her a friend. Sandy also stopped by so we could discuss recent stamping projects. I always love to get to spend time with her. She is an incredibly nice person and quite talented too! Later on Andrew stopped by, he was having computer issues and we determined that the hard drive had failed. That’s never a good thing. He is in the middle of finals at school too. I gave him my extra MacBook so that he would at least have something to use. He will call today and see about getting it replaced and if there is a way to get the info off of the old one. Fingers crossed for him please!

Oh, I forgot to post my little picture from Manhattan when I was there on Tuesday night with all of the snow swirling around in the air!

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Thankfully none of it settled! :-)

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

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I wanted to play with some more new goodies so I choose my favorite set from the upcoming Sale-A-Bration Catalog! My card base for today is Pear Pizzaz Card Stock and the background is a piece of paper from the Best Year Ever Designer Series Paper Pack**, also from the Sale-A-Bration Catalog. The funky little bird is from the A Happy Thing Stamp Set** and is stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black along with the greeting. I used Bermuda Bay*, Pear Pizzaz*, Crumb Cake, Smoky Slate and Daffodil Delight Stampin’ Blendabilities Markers to color him in. A piece of Soft Suede backs it and some Stampin’ Dimensionals adhere it to the card. To finish the card, a piece of Bermuda Bay Sequin Trim* is adhered across the bottom of the panel with Crystal Effects. I really love that funky little bird, especially colored in with the bright colors! I hope that you enjoyed my sneak peek packed card for this week’s Freshly Made Sketches challenge. Thanks very much for visiting and have a fantastic Friday! :-)

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Stampin’ Up! products used:

Stamp Set: A Happy Thing** Clear Mount

Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black

Stampin’ Blendabilities Markers: Bermuda Bay*, Pear Pizzaz*, Crumb Cake, Smoky Slate and Daffodil Delight

Card Stock: Pear Pizzaz, Soft Suede and Whisper White

Designer Series Paper: Best Year Ever**

Embellishments: Bermuda Bay Sequin Trim*

Tools: Crystal Effects, Stampin’ Dimensionals and SNAIL

*2015 Occasions Catalog (January 6, 2015) **2015 Sale-A-Bration Catalog (January 6, 2015)

 

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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!

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