Fab Friday 50

A very happy Friday to you all! And a happy birthday to me! LOL! When I arrived home from work yesterday, there was a very nice little surprise waiting for me. I got some happy mail, all the way from my friend Carolyn in Australia! She sent me a lovely birthday card and some very delicious Tim-Tams.

Carolyn Birthday Card-WM

Isn’t that a cool card?! She really does make the neatest easel cards. And how appropriate is that mustache? LOL! I was also lucky enough to get my hands on the new iOS 8 software for the iPhone and iPad. I did mine in the morning and Andrew stopped by last night and did his. There are a few new features that are quite neat, like the ability to respond to a text message without leaving the app that you’re in. Siri is also vastly improved and if you have a 5S and your phone is plugged in, you can just say, “Hey Siri”, and she’s ready to go. Pretty cool stuff! My brother just happened to be on his way back from Chicago yesterday and took this very cool picture of the 9/11 Memorial as he was coming into New York and I just had to share it with you.

SouthwestJDK 9-11-2014

You can really see the lights from the memorial and I think the wing in the picture is pretty neat. Pretty strange to think that it’s been 13 years since that tragic day. And I can still tell you exactly what I was doing that entire day. Some things you just never forget.

Now on to happier things, like my card for the Fab Friday challenge. This time around it’s a color challenge…

Fab Fri 50 9-12-2014

Funnily enough, I actually did the card for the next Fab Friday challenge and had to quickly make this one last night. Sometimes my lack of sleep works against me. LOL! I have really been enjoying the Kraft Card Stock, so yes, you will be seeing a lot of that for the next few cards, and the heat embossing continues. The base for my card today is Whisper White Card Stock and I adhered a piece of Kraft to cover the entire front. On top of that is a piece of the Gold Fancy Foil Designer Vellum leaving a little bit of the Kraft peeking out the left side. All of the stamps that I used on this card are from the Garden Party Stamp Set. My tag is a piece is a piece of Pool Party and I used the Scalloped Tag Topper Punch and the Project Life Corner Rounder to round the bottom corners. The greeting is heat embossed in Calypso Coral Stampin’ Emboss Powder along with the small flowers and they are cut out with my Paper Snips. The larger flowers are heat embossed in Gold Stampin’ Emboss Powder and again, cut out with Paper Snips. Stampin’ Dimensionals adhere them to the tag and a piece of Gold 5/8″ Satin Ribbon is threaded through the top of the tag and a piece of Gold Baker’s Twine is tied around it. To finish off the card, I put two strips of the Beach House Washi Tape on a diagonal in the upper right hand corner. Again, loving the Kraft Card Stock and I like the way the gold looks with the Pool Party and Calypso Coral. And there you have the correct card for the Fab Friday color challenge this time around. Take a few minutes to visit the blog and see what the other designers have come up with. And if you have a minute, make a card and upload it to the gallery so we can see your take on the color challenge. I hope that you enjoyed today’s post. Variety is the spice of life! Thanks so much for coming by, and make sure you enjoy your Friday! ๐Ÿ™‚

Fab Friday 50-JK-WM

Stampin’ Up! products used:

Stamp Set: Garden Party Clear Mount

Specialty Ink: Versa-Mark

Stampin’ Emboss Powder: Gold and Calypso Coral

Card Stock: Whisper White, Kraft and Pool Party

Specialty Paper: Gold Fancy Foil Designer Vellum

Punches: Scalloped Tag Topper and Project Life Corner Rounder

Embellishments: Gold 5/8″ Satin Ribbon, Gold Baker’s Twine and Beach House Washi Tape

Tools: Paper Snips, Heat Tool, Multi-Purpose Glue, Stampin’ Dimensionals and SNAIL


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0 Replies to “Fab Friday 50”

  1. Hooray for you Justin! HAPPY BIRTHDAY! One has to wonder what fun is in store for you today and over the weekend. Now on to your card. My favorite part is the tag. Love the Garden Party whimsical flowers and color combo. The vellum looks nice over the Kraft cardstock. Gonna have to get me some of the new heavy weight Kraft. Sounds wonderful. Very nice card. Awesome picture!

    1. Thank you Lisa! I had a great night with my friends! I too love tags, and apparently heat embossing too! LOL! The Kraft is the best! Glad you enjoyed the post! Thank you! ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. Happy Birthday Justin!
    How appropriate to make a shiny gold card on this special day! Love the Pool Party and Calypso Coral with the gold. The gold embossed flowers add a bit of elegance to the card!
    Your brother’s picture of the lights from Ground Zero is stunning! May these lights reach into heaven and brighten the spirits of those tragicly lost on that day and let the world know that they are not forgotten.
    Have a wonderful weekend!

    1. Thank you very much Beth!
      I really like the colors together too! Gold makes everything better, right?! He is a good photographer but that was a once in a lifetime shot! The lights are wonderful, and we will never forget. You have a great weekend too! ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. Happy birthday Justin and have yourself a super day and weekend! Your card is really beautiful. Really love all the touches of gold. Your brother’s photo is really amazing.

  4. Happy birthday! I hope you have an amazing day today! I am so glad to call you my friend! So enjoy a drink from me and celebrate you today!
    Onto this gorgeous card! I love the calypso coral and the pool party with the gold! Very striking! I have not yet used the Kraft card stock, but I definitely like the way it looks on your cards. The flowers really give it a graphic feel, and love how you placed the washi tape! Great card!
    The picture of the 9/11 Memorial is beautiful. I know that I will never forget one moment of that day and the days that followed. It forever changed our lives. But it didn’t only strike fear into is, I think it made us all begin to appreciate our loved ones a little more and made us come together in a way that we haven’t in a long time.
    Have a fantastic birthday Friday!

    1. Thank you Donna! I had a wonderful day! I too am happy to call you my friend!
      Thanks for the card love! I had fun making the card. I love that Kraft Card Stock! A little secret, the washi tape was Andrew’s idea! ๐Ÿ™‚
      Yes, they moment definitely changed all of us and no we will never forget. It has definitely brought people closer, sad that it takes something like that to do that.
      I had a great day and hope that you did too! ๐Ÿ™‚

  5. Happy Birthday! Have a great day, enjoy the weather (yes we have a dusting of snow this morning!!) and thank you very much for sharing the photo, very moving.

  6. Happy Birthday to you! I hope you have something fun planned to celebrate today and over the weekend. Have a great time and look forward to hearing about what you do and maybe some photo’s.
    I like your Tim Tam surprise and card from Carolyn. Any left? There would not be here!
    The photo your brother took is very effective and love the way you can see the lights from the memorial. It was such an awful tragedy.
    I like the colour challenge for Fab Friday and what you have done with it, great card. It really is a Fab Friday too as it’s your birthday!
    I also just wanted to say thank you for you kind words the other day!
    Take care. Michelle xo

    1. Thanks so much Michelle! I had a nice evening with my friends! I didn’t open the Tim Tams yet, too much cake! LOL! I am good and will save them for Sunday!
      The picture is so cool and I love that you can see the lights and all of the bridges and the wing of the plane.
      It definitely was a Fab Friday! Glad you enjoyed the card! We are friends Michelle and that’s what we do for each other, right?!
      I hoe that you have a nice weekend! XOXO

  7. HI Justin:
    I sneaked away from my company just for a minute to wish you a happy birthday. Will catch up on the blogs when they leave. Have a happy, happy, happy day.

  8. Happy Birthday to you Justin! I hope you celebrate the entire weekend. I know you have lots of friends and family that will want to celebrate with you.
    This card is so fun, all the layers and putting the fancy gold dotted vellum up against the craft paper really works. The touch of washi tape in the upper corner really balances everything out. I am totally casing this card!
    I experimented with vellum embossing using the kinda ecclectic stamp set yesterday. I love that set and it was really fun. I embossed in white and colored behind the paper with sponge daubers, really turned out nice.
    Now go out and celebrate!!!

    1. Thank you Marty! I had a very nice evening with friends tonight! It was great!
      I’m happy that you enjoyed the card too! I had fun making it! I will admit that the Washi Tape was Andrew’s idea!
      I’m so glad that you enjoyed heat embossing on the Vellum! Coloring behind the vellum is great and I did it with Blandabilities for an upcoming card. ๐Ÿ™‚

  9. HAPPY BIRTHDAY JUSTIN!!!!! Hope you have a wonderful day and carry the celebration into the weekend.

    The photo from the plane is stunning. I’ve seen that Memorial in lights from the Jersey side. It is so striking and heart-breaking.

    On to your cardโ€ฆ Love that whimsical flower stamp set. It almost looks like a cartoon. That gold ribbon is so pretty. I might have to order that.

    1. Thank you Gerri! I had a wonderful day!
      Yes, the picture is amazing, I had to share it! The lights are amazing!
      Thanks! The stamp set is quite fun! I did a share to get the ribbon and I may have to get more of the gold! ๐Ÿ™‚

  10. Happy Birthday, Justin!!!

    Celebrate all weekend long! And thanks for sharing the picture from your brother. Great shot, horrible day. I too know exactly what I did that whole day. Way too important to forget.

    Your card is beautiful, as always! Thanks for the inspiration.

    1. Thank you Melanie!
      I had a nice evening! i loved the picture and yes, we will remember forever what we were doing on the day.
      I’m happy that you enjoyed the card! ๐Ÿ™‚

  11. Well, hello, Birthday Boy! I sincerely hope this is your best year ever, and that you reap so much of the joy you have sown. You bring happiness into our lives every day. I’m glad you were born. (PS- I have NEVER seen that gold 5/8 ribbon before-when did they sneak that in?)

    1. Hello Georgie! I hope that this is the best year ever for all of us! You also bring so much joy into my life and I appreciate that more than you can know! LOL! It’s in the Annual Catalog! Don’t feel bad, I missed the 2″ Circle Punch! ๐Ÿ™‚

  12. Happy, Happy Birthday, Justin. I hope you have a wonderful day and all the best in the coming year. You certainly deserve it!


    I love your gifts, the card resembles someone I know, humm……

    Great photo, unfortunately I can tell you exactly where I was and what I doing modst of that morning, frightening.

    Another great creation, I love the addition of the Washi tape and that gold ribbon is awesome

    1. Thanks very much Linda!
      Yes, the card was pretty spot on! LOL!
      Glad you enjoyed the picture and the card! I think that we can all remember what we were doing on that day. ๐Ÿ™‚

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