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Mojo 391

What better way to start a Monday that with some snow?!?! Really?! It was just a dusting but enough already! I was speaking to my friend Andrea in Colorado and it was 80 degrees there! Not fair! LOL! I got my Girl Scout cookie Delivery at work and I had to immediately have some Samoas, they are my favorite! The rest of the day at work was quite, had dinner with the ‘rents and then came home and made my card for today. Taylor came over and we ran to Michaels so she could get some pastels, watercolor pencils and markers. I think that she covered most of the coloring mediums in one go! We came back to the house and got lost in YouTube videos for a while, a nice way to end the night!

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

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Hmm… a Tall & Skinny! I went all out Spring! The card base is Whisper White Card Stock and the front is covered in a piece of Strawberry Slush. Two pieces of paper from the All Abloom Designer Series Paper Stack make up the panel across the middle and the two panels on the sides. I used the Lawn Fawn Stitched Squares to cut out a piece of Vellum and a piece of Daffodil Delight. The greeting is from the A Happy Hooray Stamp Set and is stamped in Strawberry Slush and punched out with the Hexagon Punch. All of the pieces are mounted to a piece of Blushing Bride and a piece of Whisper White 1/4″ Cotton Ribbon is adhered around the back with Sticky Strip. I found two containers of the “Vintage” 2013-2015 In-Color Boutique Details and adhered one with a Glue Dot. Like I said very springy colors and I managed to stay away from the sequins too! LOL! I hope that you enjoyed my card for this week’s Mojo Monday sketch challenge! Thanks so much for stopping by and have an excellent Tuesday! 🙂

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Stampin’ Up! products used:

Stamp Set: A Happy Hooray Clear Mount

Ink: Strawberry Slush Classic Stampin’ Ink

Card Stock: Whisper White, Strawberry Slush, Blushing Bride and Daffodil Delight

Specialty Card Stock: Vellum

Designer Series Paper: All Abloom Stack

Punch: Hexagon

Embellishments: Whisper White 1/4″ Cotton Ribbon and 2013-2015 In-Color Boutique Details (Vintage)

Tools: Big Shot, Sticky Strip, Glue Dots, Stampin’ Dimensionals and SNAIL

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

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

Paper Players 238

Did I mention that I woke up to a light dusting on snow yesterday morning?! Umm… old man Winter you can go now! It was a little chilly here yesterday but not too bad. I slept a little late, I guess getting up at 5:00am Saturday and going to bed at 1:00am on Sunday morning warranted a little extra sleep! LOL! Heather called me and asked if I wanted to go over to her house for breakfast, umm… yeah! She makes a pretty good breakfast so of course! We ran some errands and then went by George’s house to see the new kitty. His name is Boris and he is a Bengal. He is very friendly and quite vocal, but really he is so cute!

Boris

He is cute, right?! After all of the morning shenanigans I came home and Sandy stopped by for a bit. I chatted with Andrea on Skype and worked on my projects for the week. I also spent some time talking to Mr. Trent. Always good to catch up with him!

I’m very happy that you enjoyed all of the cards from the class at Scrap-A-Latte and the CYCI card too from yesterday! I’ll post the next four cards from February’s class this weekend!

Well, it’s Monday and that means that it’s Paper Players time! Thanks to Joanne for choosing my pickle card from last as her choice for A Cut Above! They have one of my favorite challenges this week too, a Tic-Tac-Toe…

Paper Players #238

Hmm… Claire made it quite difficult to choose by putting my favorite right in the middle! LOL! I finally settled on the middle row across, it gave me a good excuse to use some of my new goodies that I picked up from the stamp show! The card base is Whisper White Card Stock with the entire card front covered in a piece of Bermuda Bay. I took a piece of Brushed Gold Metallic Card Stock and used the Impression Obsession Fancy Cut Out Border Die on the right side. I adhered the panel to the card with Foam Tape. The feather is another Impression Obsession Die called Lg. Feather. I used Bermuda Bay and Garden Green Ink and the Ranger Mini Ink Blending Tool on a piece of Whisper White. The feather is then die cut from that paper and adhered to the card with Multi-Purpose Glue. Across the bottom is one more die, the Impression Obsession Greetings Top Edgers cut from a piece of Bermuda Bay with a strip of Brushed Gold Metallic across it. Some more Foam Tape holds it in place. For a little more sparkle I adhered a few Hazel & Ruby The Makery Green with Envy and Pretty Pink Posh Sparkling Clear Sequins randomly around the feather. So I have officially decided that Bermuda Bay and Gold with a little Garden Green is my favorite color combo! I also think that feather is my all time favorite too! I hope that you like my card for this week’s Paper Players sketch challenge from Claire! Your visits make my days better so thanks for stopping by! Have a good Monday everyone! 🙂

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Stampin’ Up! products used;

Stamp Set: NONE!

Ink: Bermuda Bay and Garden Green Classic Stampin’ Ink

Card Stock: Whisper White and Bermuda Bay

Specialty Card Stock: Brushed Gold Metallic

Tools: Big Shot, Multi-Purpose Glue and SNAIL

NON-Stampin’ Up!: Impression Obsession Fancy Cutout Border, Lg. Feather and Greetings Top Edgers Dies, Hazel & Ruby The Makery Green with Envy 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

Can You Case It #63

What a great Saturday I had! I met my friend Sue at her house at 7:15am and we headed out to go to the Heirloom Productions Rubber Stamp and Paper Arts Show in Allentown, PA. We made really good time and arrived there at 9:30. I had a lot of fun walking around and looking at all of the vendors. We stopped at Impression Obsession and I got a few dies. I picked up some things from some of the other booths too. But, the highlight of the day was getting to meet some of you!! I got meet Gerri K, Virginia and Donna from PA! Of course being the dunce that I am I only remembered to take one picture so here I am with the lovely Donna!!

Me & Donna

It really was awesome to meet you all and get to chat with you for a little bit! Thank you so much for coming over to see me!! On the way home from the stamp show we stopped at Wegmans! WOW! Now that is a grocery store like I have never seen before! You could spend days in there! We also stopped at Hobby Lobby and I maintained a large amount of self control! LOL! When we got home we picked up Sue’s hubby and went to the diner for dinner. I also got to Skype with Eva for a bit and spoke to Mr. Trent during the day! Like I said a great Saturday! 🙂

So, a few of you have been asking that I share the cards that I have made for the classes at Scrap-A-Latte. Here are the ones that I made for the January class. The theme was Valentine’s and the stamp company was Lawn Fawn.

LF SAL Bee-Long-WM

LF SAL Love Bug

LF SAL Whale You Be Mine-WM

LF SAL Jar Bugs-WM

LF SAL Bugs Tag-WM

All of the images are colored with Prismacolor Premier Pencils and Gamsol. If you are ever in the area you should definitely stop by and take a class!

For today’s card I’m over on the Can You Case It blog for this week’s sketch challenge…

CYCI #63

I actually flipped the sketch around to make my card! My card base is Neenah Classic Crest 80lb Solar White. The first layer is a piece of Crisp Cantaloupe with a piece of Sweet Sadie Designer Washi Tape down the left side. On top of that is a piece of Pistachio Pudding, I used the Tim Holtz Tiles Stencil and some Ranger Transparent Gloss Texture Paste to create that cool tile background. My tag is also cut from Neenah White with the Simon Says Stamp Large Tags Die. I used the Simon Says Stamp Artistic Flowers Photopolymer Stamp Set stamped on Ranger Watercolor Paper with Versa-Mark and heat embossed with Hero Arts White Embossing Powder. They are cut out with the coordinating dies and watercolored with Crisp Cantaloupe and Crushed Curry Classic Stampin’ Ink. The stems are cut from Pistachio Pudding and all of the pieces are adhered to the tag with Stampin’ Dimensionals and SNAIL. A piece of Hemptique Natural Hemp Twine is tied though the top and a few Pretty Pink Posh Lime Sorbet and Tangerine Sequins are scattered across the tag. The tag is adhered to the card with Stampin’ Dimensionals. My greeting is the Simon Says Stamp Hello Die cut from more Neenah White and adhered with Ranger Multi Matte Medium. I love the soft spring colors and the tile background is just so cool! I really do hope that you enjoyed my Design Team Card for this week’s Can You Case It sketch challenge! Now off to the blog with you so you can take a look and see what the rest of the design team has done! Thank you for stopping by and I also hope that you also enjoy the cards that I made for Scrap-A-Latte! Have a superb Sunday my friends! 🙂

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Card Ingredients:

Stamp Set: Simon Says Stamp Artistic Flowers Photopolymer

Ink: Crisp Cantaloupe and Crushed Curry Classic Stampin’ Ink

Specialty Ink: Versa-Mark

Embossing Powder: Hero Arts White

Card Stock: Stampin’ Up! Crisp Cantaloupe and Pistachio Pudding; Neenah Classic Crest 80lb Solar White

Specialty Card Stock: Ranger Watercolor

Dies: Simon Says Stamp Artistic Flowers, Large Tag and Hello

Stencil: Tim Holtz Tile Background

Embellishments: Hemptique Natural Hemp Cord and Pretty Pink Posh Lime Sorbet and Tangerine Sequins, Ranger Transparent Gloss Texture Paste

Tools: Big Shot, Heat Tool, Crystal Effects, Ranger Matte Multi Medium, Stampin’ Dimensionals and SNAIL

Piglet MAT

Pals Paper Arts 245

I’m a little early for a Saturday! That’s because I’m off to Allentown, PA today with my friend Sue to go to the Heirloom Productions Rubber Stamp and Paper Arts Festival. I’m really looking forward to seeing all of the crafty goodness that will be there! I will have a full report tomorrow and hopefully lots of pictures! Yesterday was a pretty quiet day. Little Daniel was at my parent’s when I got there after work and he was his usual mischievous self! Yesterday’s big attraction was the vertical blinds and how much noise he could make with them! Even when he is being a little terror he is still pretty cute! He got a new haircut too, here it is!

Daniel New Haircut

When I came home I retreated to the Stampin’ Galley and completely got lost in there! It was 10:30 before I knew it! I have to say that I do enjoy when I can just sit and create and not think about anything else! What are your plans for the weekend?!

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

PPA 245

I wanted to do some inking, haven’t done that in a while! The card base is Whisper White Card Stock and the background is a piece of Brushed Gold Card Stock. I used a piece of paper from the Irresistibly Yours Designer Series Paper from Sale-A-Bration. Can you believe that Sale-A-Bration is almost over?!?! If there are any products that you haven’t gotten and still want you have a few more days! I took my Ranger Mini Ink Blending Tool and some Night of Navy Ink to cover most of the paper. I then used a little of the Encore Gold Metallic to fill in where there were some lighter spots. My stars are a die from the Circle Card Thinlits and are cut out from the DSP. A piece of Vellum is wrapped around the top portion of the paper and then some Stampin’ Dimensionals adhere it to the card. I used the Simon Says Stamp Whishing Die to cut out some more Brushed Gold twice and adhered them together and then to the Vellum with Multi-Purpose Glue. I tried to take a close up of the gold in with the blue, it’s a little blurry but I wish that you could see it in person, it looks so cool! I hope that you enjoyed my card for this week’s Pals Paper Arts sketch challenge! Thanks so much for coming by to visit! If any of you are going to be at the show let me know! Have a super Saturday! 🙂

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Stampin’ Up! products used:

Stamp Set: NONE

Ink: Night of Navy Classic Stampin’ Ink and Encore Gold Metallic

Card Stock: Whisper White

Specialty: Brushed Gold and Vellum

Designer Series Paper: Irresistibly Yours

Thinlits: Circle Card

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

NON-Stampin’ Up!: Simon Says Stamp Wishing 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 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

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…

Freshly Made Sketches 179

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

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

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…

Mojo390

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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Mojo 390 Close-WM

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

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

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…

PCCCS137 DT Sketch 3-25-2015

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! 🙂

PCCCS137-JK-WM

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

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

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…

SAL 1 3-23-2015

SAL 2 3-23-2015

SAL 3 3-23-2015

SAL 4 3-23-2015

SAL 5 3-23-2015

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

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!

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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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Paper Players 237 Close-WM

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

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!

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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

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