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Peonies Be Thankful

Peonies Be Thankful

It’s a beautiful day here today, the temperature is around 50! Hopefully that help get rid of the rest of the snow. I had fun morning at Scrap-A-Latte yesterday and Renee even brought me a bagel from that store out by her house, so good! When I got home I spoke to Andrea for a bit and then had lunch before taking a ride out to Miller Place to look at the car with my dad. It’s not an easy fix so it needs to go somewhere and hopefully it won’t cost too much. Heather stopped by and got me when I got back to my house and we ran to BJ’s and Walgreen’s. I had some dinner and then my headache was back so I took it easy and watched a few movies to finish out the day. Today I need to get some laundry done and get seriously crafty, it’s going to be hard to be inside with the nice weather so we’ll see how that goes!

My card for you today is a simple one using some new dies from The Ton. The card base is Ivory 110lb and it’s cut to 3 1/2″ wide. I flicked some Heidi Swapp Gold Color Shine on the front. While that was drying I used The Ton Petal Cut Peonies to cut out a piece of Cherry Cobbler and Garden Green. I also die cut the Be from some Gold Foil Sheet using the Simon Says Stamp Be Sentiment Craft Die. They are all sprayed on the back with Elmer’s Multi-Purpose Spray Adhesive and adhered to the card. The rest of the greeting is from the Simon Says Stamp Be Sentiments Photopolymer Stamp Set and is stamped in Onyx Black Ink. I love the very intricate flower and the spatter helps to create a background that is isn’t too distracting. I hope that you enjoyed today’s simple card! Thank you for spending some of your Sunday with me and have a great day! 🙂

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Products used:

Stamp Set: Be Sentiments Photopolymer (Simon Says Stamp)

Ink: Onyx Black (Versa-Fine)

Card Stock: Ivory 110lb (Recollections), Cherry Cobbler and Garden Green (Stampin’ Up!)

Specialty: Gold Foil Sheet (Stampin’ Up!)

Dies: Petal Cut Peonies (The Ton)

Embellishments: Gold Color Shine (Heidi Swapp)

Adhesive: Multi-Purpose Spray Adhesive (Elmer’s)

Tools: Big Shot

Concord & 9th at The Ink Pad

Concord & 9th at The Ink Pad

What a night I had! Yesterday I dropped the Chrysler off at the store for Renee and Brian picked me up and dropped me off at Heather’s. I went with her to get her haircut and see if I could get mine cut too. I got an appointment at 2:30, in the mean time I ran and got us lunch. Heather dropped me off at my house and I went and ate lunch at my parent’s so I could see Daniel for a bit. After that I cut for class and then went and got my haircut, completely new and funky, I needed a change! Back home to get my stuff together and head for the train. When I got to The Ink Pad Anna told me that channel 4 news was at the store and that she would be on the 5:00 news! She’s a little celebrity now! I helped Anna out with some stuff at the store and then got ready for class. We had a great time as always and Jamey even brought a friend that was a first timer! When I went to lock up the store the gate wouldn’t come down. I tried all sorts of things and couldn’t get it to work. I called Anna and her brother-in-law came by and had to pull it down. In the mean time Renee called to tell me that the car overheated and all of the antifreeze leaked out when she got home. By the time I got to Penn to get the train it was 10:45. So I’m here at the Scrap-A-Latte this morning and will have to go wth dad later to see what’s up with the car. Sigh… how’s that for a Friday! 🙁

So I had no time to make a card and didn’t have an extra, but I do have the cards from class! We made four cards, a birthday, friendship, just because and a thank you. All of the stamps are Concord & 9th, I have listed the sets below and all of the supplies used to make them. I hope that you like the cards as much as the class did! Thank you so much for sharing in another one of my fun filled days! LOL! Have a spectacular Saturday! 🙂

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Products used:

Card 1:

Stamp Set: By Your Side Photopolymer (Concord & 9th)

Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black and Tide Pool (Hero Arts)

Markers: Clean Color Real Brush Pens (Zig)

Card Stock: Solar White 80lb (Neenah)

Die: By Your Side Bird (Concord & 9th)

Adhesive: SNAIL

Tools: Big Shot

Card 2:

Stamp Set: Tree Hugs Photopolymer (Concord & 9th)

Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Antique Linen and Broken China Distress (Ranger-Tim Holtz)

Card Stock: Solar White 80lb (Neenah)

Adhesives: SNAIL and 3M Foam Tape

Tools: Scissors

Card 3:

Stamp Set: Eat Cake & Celebrate Photopolymer (Concord & 9th)

Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black

Card Stock: Solar White 80lb (Neenah)

Specialty: Acetate (Amazon)

Dies: Eat Cake & Celebrate (Concord & 9th) Circles Framelits (Sizzix)

Embellishments: Balloon Confetti (Party City)

Adhesives: Scor-Tape and 3M Foam Tape

Tools: Big Shot

Card 4:

Stamp Set: Map Love Photopolymer (Concord & 9th)

Specialty Ink: Versa-Mark

Embossing Powder: White (WOW!)

Card Stock: Solar White 80lb (Neenah), Aqua (My Colors) and Black 110lb (Recollections)

Dies: Bags & Tags (Concord & 9th)

Embellishments: Sparkling Clear Sequins (Pretty Pink Posh)

Adhesives: SNAIL

Tools: Big Shot, Heat Tool and Fun Foam

Freshly Made Sketches 221

Freshly Made Sketches 221

Happy Friday peeps! Yesterday I ended up covering the store for Renee, she needs a day off every once in a while. I worked on a mixed media project while I was there and I hope to get to finish it today. This morning I have to clean out the old car and take it to it’s new owner. I had some good times in that car and it will be missed. I also have to get ready for my card class at The Ink Pad tonight. That will be fun as always. After Scrap-A-Latte I went to Heather’s for thirsty Thursday, loads of laughs with my peeps! One of my favorite evenings of the week! Not sure what’s on for the weekend, how about you?

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

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I used some goodies from this month’s Simon Says Stamp Card Kit to make it! The card base is Neenah Solar White 110lb Card Stock with the front covered in a piece of Black 110lb. For the background I used the Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangles to cut out a piece of paper from the Crate Paper Hello, Love 6×6 Paper Pad and adhered it to the card with SNAIL. I cut out another piece of Black 110lb with two of the dies along with a piece of Vellum. My greeting is from the Simon Says Stamp Hello, Beautiful Photopolymer Stamp Set and is heat embossed in Hero Arts White Embossing Powder onto the Vellum. The frame is then adhered to the Vellum and I used some Foam Tape around the back of the frame to create the space for my shaker. A few Crate Paper Hello, Love Sequins Hearts are placed on the card and the frame is adhered over the top. I think that funky paper is pretty cool and I love how the vellum makes all of it so subtle! I hope that you enjoyed my card for this week’s Freshly Made Sketches challenge! Thanks so much for coming by and have a fantastic Friday! 🙂

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Products used:

Stamp Set: Hello, Beautiful Photopolymer (Simon Says Stamp)

Specialty Ink: Versa-Mark

Embossing Powder: White (Hero Arts)

Card Stock: Solar White 110lb (Neenah) and Balck 110lb (Recollections)

Specially Card Stock: Vellum (Stampin’ Up!)

Embellishments: Hello, Love Heart Sequins (Crate Paper)

Adhesives: SNAIL and 3M Foam Tape

Tools: Big Shot and Heat Tool

Paper Players 279

Paper Players 279

Yesterday was nice and sunny which helped melt some more of the snow! I went to the Dr. in the morning with Brian so Heather could get her shot. After that we went to the Deli and got some lunch and from there Brian dropped us back at Heather’s. She was waiting for the mattress to be delivered and when it came it was way too high with the boxspring so that has to go back. She had missed Lucifer on Monday so we watched that. I ran home to pick something up around 4:00 and then headed over to Scrap-A-Latte to see Renee for a bit. From there it was back home for some dinner and a little craftiness.

My card that I have to share with you today is for this week’s Paper Players sketch challenge…

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The card base is Ivory 110lb Card Stock. The strip of paper down the left is a piece from the Pebbles Yours Truly 6×6 Paper Pad. I used the Simon Says Stamp XOXO Border Craft Die to cut out some Black 110lb and that’s adhered along the lower half with Multi-Matte Medium. Another piece of Ivory 110lb is cut out with the Simon Says Stamp Stitched Circles Dies and adhered to the card with Foam Tape. Some more Black 100lb is cut out with the Simon Says Stamp Scribble Heart and Arrow Craft Dies and also adhered to the card with Multi-Matte Medium. My greeting is from the Simon Says Stamp Paper Hug Photopolymer Stamp Set and is stamped in Onyx Black on a piece of Primrose Petals with the right side flagged. It’s adhered to the card with Foam Tape along with a black heart on the left. I added some Glossy Accents to the heart to make it pop. A few Pretty Pink Posh Onyx Sequins and “Vintage” 2013-2014 In-Color Sequins complete the card. I love that patterned paper and the nice pops of the black against the ivory! I hope that you enjoyed my card for this week’s Paper Players sketch challenge! Thank you for taking some time to stop by and visit today! Have a terrific Thursday! 🙂

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Products used:

Stamp Set: Paper Hugs Photopolymer (Simon Says Stamp)

Ink: Onyx Black (Versa-Fine)

Card Stock: Ivory and Black 110lb (Recollections) and Primrose Petals (Vintage-Stampin’ Up!)

Patterned Paper: Yours Truly 6×6 Pad (Pebbles)

Dies: Scribble Heart and Arrow, XOXO Border and Stitched Circles (Simon Says Stamp)

Embellishments: Onyx Sequins (Pretty Pink Posh) and Glossy Accents (Ranger)

Adhesives: SNAIL, 3M Foam Tape and Multi-Matte Medium (Ranger)

Tools: Big Shot

Paper Craft Crew 179

Paper Craft Crew 179

And some of the snow melted! Not a lot but some of it and that’s a good thing! I had another pretty laid back day. I FaceTimed with Andrea in the morning for a bit and then watched some TV. Just before I headed over to my parent’s to see Daniel and to have dinner I got the urge to watercolor. I sat down and did a freehand watercolor card front. I don’t know if you will get to see it, it’s not that great! LOL! After dinner I took a ride over to A. C. Moore and then Heather called and said that she had made some Pad Thai and asked if I wanted to taste it, of course! I went over to her house and the food was excellent! We had a glass of wine and she has to go for another one of the epidural shots so Brian is taking her and I said that I would tag along too. That’s where I will be this morning!

My post for today is for this week’s Paper Craft Crew challenge…

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Ahh… love! I have been really into Valentine’s this year too! My card base for today is Neenah Solar White 110lb Card Stock. I used the Lawn Fawn Stitched Journaling Card Lawn Cuts to cut out two pieces of paper from the Teresa Collins Something Wonderful 6×6 Paper Pad. The top one has a heart cut out of it using the Lawn Fawn Stitched Hearts Stackables Lawn Cuts. I also cut one out of Real Red and used the same heart that I used on the patterned paper to cut out the middle of that one too. I haphazardly adhered the patterned paper to the card and then used some Foam Tape to adhere the heart over the cut out. Some more Real Red is cut out with the Lawn Fawn Scripty Love Lawn Cut and adhered to the panel with Multi-Matte Medium. Up in the top right corner I used a Mini Clothespin to attach a length of the Real Red Pom-Pom Trim. A few Pretty Pink Posh Marshmallow and Red Sequins complete the card! I love the cut outs in the paper and the heart and the Pom-Pom Trim is a fun little addition too! I hope that you enjoyed my Design Team card for this week’s Paper Craft Crew Theme Challenge! Stop by the blog to check out the rest of the Team’s cards and enter yours in the gallery! Thanks very much for stopping by today! Have a wickedly wonderful Wednesday! 🙂

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Products used:

Card Stock: Solar White 110lb (Neenah) and Real Red (Stampin’ Up!)

Patterned Paper: Something Wonderful 6×6 Pad (Teresa Collins)

Dies: Stitched Journaling Card, Stitched Hearts Stackables and Scripty Love (Lawn Fawn)

Embellishments: Mini Clothespin (Stampin’ Up!), Real Red Pom-Pom Trim (Stampin’ Up!), Marshmallow Sequins (Pretty Pink Posh) and Red Sequins (Michaels)

Adhesives: SNAIL, 3M Foam Tape and Multi-Matte Medium (Ranger)

Tools: Big Shot

SIP Challenge 32 – Tic-Tac-Toe!

SIP Challenge 32 – Tic-Tac-Toe!

There is still snow everywhere around here! The LIRR Had major issues this morning and I’m thankful that I wasn’t one of the commuters that had to wait upwards of three hours for a train! I re-dug my car out with the help of dad and his snowblower, let’s hope that it stays like that! The rest of my day was spent looking for the title to my old car, which I never found but I did go onto the DMV site and ordered a new one. I choose express delivery and it should be here Wednesday morning! I’ll believe that when I see it! LOL! I also watched the second of the X-Files last night, just as good as the first one! After that there was a new show called Lucifer on and I liked that one too! Today I’m going venture out of the house and get in the car, the first time since Friday, so unlike me! I’ll let you know how that goes tomorrow!

It’s Tuesday and that means that it’s time for another Stamp, Ink, Paper Challenge! This week we have a fun Love Tic-Tac-Toe from Sandy…

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I went down the middle but hit a few others along the way! My card base is Neenah Solar White 110lb Card Stock. For the background I spattered a piece of Black 110lb with some Heidi Swapp Gold and White Color Shine and then adhered it to the card base. My heart is a piece of Tim Holtz Watercolor Card Stock that I cut out using the Lawn Fawn Hearts Stackables Lawn Cuts. The greeting is from the Simon Says Stamp Paper Hug Photopolymer Stamp Set and is heat embossed in Hero Arts White Embossing Powder. Some Ranger Candied Apple Distress Ink is applied with a Mini Ink Blending Tool and then I flicked some water onto the heart. After waiting about 20 seconds I used a dry paper towel to pick it up. The arrow is a piece of Gold Foil Sheet that I cut out with the Reverse Confetti Arrow Confetti Cuts Die, I snipped it in two and adhered it to the card with Multi-Matte Medium. The heart is adhered to the card with Fun Foam and SNAIL along with a few Pretty Pink Posh Gold Sequins. I love the look that the water gives to the heart and the nice way that red pops against the black! I hope that you enjoyed my Design Team card for this week’s Tic-Tac-Toe Stamp, Ink, Paper Challenge! Stop by the BLOG and check out the rest of the Team’s cards and don’t forget to show us some love and enter your card in the gallery! Thank you very much for coming by today! Have an awesome Tuesday! 🙂

SIP Challenge 32-JK-WM

Products used:

Stamp Set: Paper Hug Photopolymer (Simon Says Stamp)

Ink: Candied Apple Distress (Ranger-Tim Holtz)

Embossing Powder: White (Hero Arts)

Card Stock: Solar White 110lb (Neenah) and Black 110lb (Recollections)

Specialty Card Stock: Tim Holtz Watercolor (Ranger) and Gold Foil Sheet (Stampin’ Up!)

Dies: Hearts Stackables (Lawn Fawn) and Arrow (Reverse Confetti)

Embellishments: Gold and White Color Shine (Heidi Swapp) and Gold Sequins (Pretty Pink Posh)

Adhesives: SNAIL and Multi-Matte Medium (Ranger)

Tools: Big Shot, Heat Tool and Fun Foam

Mojo Monday 432

Mojo Monday 432

Day two of Snowmageddon 2016. Got my car all dug out and then last night the plows finally came through and put it all back, thanks town workers! Our final total here was 30 inches, that’s a little too much I think! I believe that the snow should be only in the mountains! People that like it can go there to experience it! LOL! The rest of my day was spent crafting and watching a little TV. The X-Files returned last night and was just as amazing as I had hoped that it would be! The second part is on tonight! All of the original cast is there, it was so good to see Scully and Mulder back together! I watched all nine season when it aired years ago and the new episode didn’t disappoint. It’s a six part series, hopefully they will bring it back with a full season! This morning I will go and dig out my car… again. If the plows come back I will not be held responsible for my actions!

The start of the week and we have another new Mojo Monday sketch…

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I guess that my card was influenced by the weather! The base is Neenah Solar White 110lb Card Stock and the background is a piece of paper from the Silent Night 6×6 Paper Pad that I got whilst in London! My three banners are cut from Smoky Slate, Soft Sky and Basic Gray. For the panel I used the Simon Says Stamp Snowflake Block Craft Die to cut out another piece of Solar White 110lb. I sprayed the back with Elmer’s Multi-Purpose Spray Adhesive and adhered it to a piece of Vellum and that is adhered to the card with Multi-Matte Medium. The Basic Gray Circle is punched out with the 1″ Circle Punch along with a piece of Smoky Slate. I heat embossed the snowflake from the Simon Says Stamp Circle Saying Holidays Photopolymer Stamp Set in Ranger Silver Pearl Embossing Powder. The Birthday Wishes is from the Simon Says Stamp Birthday Balloons Photopolymer Stamp Set and is heat embossed in Hero Arts White. The are both adhered to the card with Foam Tape. A little sprinkling of Essentials by Ellen Iridescent Gray and Pretty Pink Posh Sparking Clear Sequins competes the card. I love the colors and think that it would make the perfect winter birthday card! I hope that you enjoyed my Design Team card for this week’s Mojo Monday Sketch Challenge! Make sure and head on over to the blog and check out the rest of the teams cards! Thank you so much for staring another week off with me! Have an awesome Monday peeps! 🙂

Mojo Monday 432-JK-WM

Products used:

Stamp Sets: Birthday Balloons and Circle Sayings Holidays (Simon Says Stamp)

Specialty Ink: Versa-Mark

Embossing Powder: Silver Pearl (Ranger) and White (Hero Arts)

Card Stock: Solar White 110lb (Neenah), Basic Gray, Soft Sky and Smoky Slate (Stampin’ Up!)

Specialty: Vellum (Stampin’ Up!)

Patterned Paper: Silent Night 6×6 Pad (TrimCraft)

Dies: Snowflake Block (Simon Says Stamp)

Punch: 1″ Circle (Stampin’ Up!)

Embellishments: Iridescent Gray Sequins (Ellen Hutson) and Sparkling Clear (Pretty Pink Posh)

Adhesives: SNAIL, 3M Foam Tape, Multi-Purpose Spray Adhesive (Elmer’s) and Multi-Matte Medium (Ranger)

Tools: Big Shot and Heat Tool

Triple Starburst Birthday

Triple Starburst Birthday

Hi there! I think that Snowmageddon 2016 has finally come to an end. It snowed here all day and we got about 30 inches. 29 inches more than I care for! I think the worst part was the wind, you couldn’t even stand outside. Poor little Winston didn’t know what to do, the snow was way higher than him! Everyone was told to stay off the roads from 2:30pm yesterday until sometime this morning. The Long Island Rail Road along with Metro North and any above ground subways were also closed. I spent all day in the house watching moves and crafting. I did venture over to my parent’s for dinner, mum made the most delicious chicken soup! Today I will attempt to dig out my poor car, that should be loads of fun! Here is a picture of my parents backyard…

Snowmageddon 2016

That was around 6:00 and it snowed for at least another 8 hours. I will say it again, I’m not a fan of Winter!

One of the cards that I made yesterday is today’s card, a nice masculine birthday card! The card base is Neenah Solar White 110lb Card Stock with the front covered in a piece of Black 110lb. For my background I used the Simon Says Stamp Falling Snow Background Stamp and heat embossed it on a piece of Smoky Slate with Ranger Silver Pearl Embossing Powder. It’s then adhered to the card with SNAIL and Fun Foam. My stars are cut out from some Basic Gray, Black 110lb and Bronze 80lb with the Spellbinders Shining Star Die. I ran it through twice, once to cut it out and then again with the Beige Embossing Mat. The bottom two are adhered with Multi-Matte Medium and the top bronze one with Foam Tape. My greeting is from the Lawn Fawn Let’s Bokeh Photopolymer Stamp Set and it’s stamped in Versa-Fine Onyx Black. I love that Silver Pearl Embossing Powder, it looks so cool on the Smoky Slate! I hope that you like today’s card! Thank you very much for stopping by, wish me luck on digging out! Have a Super Sunday! 🙂

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Products used:

Stamp Set: Let’s Bokeh Photopolymer (Lawn Fawn)

Ink: Onyx Black (Versa-Fine)

Specialty Ink: Versa-Mark

Embossing Powder: Silver Pearl (Ranger)

Card Stock: Solar White 110lb (Neenah), Black 110lb (Recollections), Bronze (Unkown), Smoky Slate and Basic Gray (Stampin’ Up!)

Die: Shining Star (Spellbinders)

Adhesives: SNAIL, 3M Foam Tape and Multi-Matte Medium (Ranger)

Tools: Big Shot, Beige Embossing Pad and Fun Foam

Offset Thanks Shaker

Offset Thanks Shaker

SNOW! I hate snow! It’s snowing here and is supposed to continue doing so for the rest of the day. I don’t plan on leaving the house today at all. I did have a very nice Friday! I went and met up with Heather and Brian and we headed to IKEA to get Heather’s new bed. We dropped it off at Heather’s house and picked up the table and chairs and Stephanie and headed into Manhattan. Kim’s new building is nice because you can at least stop outside to take things into her building, the old one was on Second Avenue with the Subway construction, no place to stop! We put the table together and set it up before stopping at Isabella’s to pick up some things and then we headed downtown to go to lunch. After having some parking meter trouble we finally got the car settled and walked over to A Salt & Battery. It’s an actual real English Fish & Chips Shop. They all had cod and chips and I had a banger and some chips. I also had one of my favorite English sodas, Tango! Lunch was delicious! On the way out of  the city we discovered that Adam was working on 56th and 6th so we stopped by to see him for a bit. He is working on a new series for HBO called Divorce starring Sarah Jessica Parker and Thomas Hayden Church. We got to sit in the sound room and listen and see them filming a scene. So much fun! Here is a picture of the lady doing the sound and our badge!

HBO Divorce Sound

HBO Divorce Crew

So much fun to get to do cool unexpected things! Once we got back to Heather’s I put the bed together and then some of her family stopped by and we had pizza for dinner. I came home and watched a little TV, I was a little tired after the long but fun day! I’m hoping the we don’t get as much snow as they are saying, fingers crossed!

Today I have a fun little shaker card for you! The card base is Neenah Solar White 110lb Card Stock. I used the Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangles to cut out a piece of paper from the Heidi Swapp September Skies 6×6 Paper Pad along with a piece of Solar White 80lb. I then used the Simon Says Stamp Stitched Squares and Bundle of Stitched Shapes to cut out the window and the angled top. A piece of Acetate and some Foam Tape around the back helps to keep the confetti that I got from Target on clearance after Christmas in place. A pair of feathers are cut from some Solar White 80lb that I inked with Simon Says Stamp Catkin and Scuba Ink using a Mini Ink Blending Tool. The dies are Simon Says Stamp Feathers Craft Dies. A random button has a piece of American Crafts Bright Green Basics Hemp Twine tied in a bow and then adhered with the feathers using some Glue Dots. My greeting is cut from Night of Navy and Solar White 80lb with the Simon Says Stamp Thanks Craft Die. I adhered them together and then coated it with Versa-Mark and then Simon Says Stamp Clear Fine Detail Embossing Powder before heating it with the Heat Tool to give it the Licorice look. Some Multi-Matte Medium adheres it to the card. I love the greens and blues along with that nice shiny greeting! I hope that you enjoyed my card for today! Thank you very much for stopping by and I hope that your weather is a lot better than mine! Have a snow-free Saturday! 🙂

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Products used:

Card Stock: Solar White 110lb and 80lb (Neenah) and Night of Navy (Stampin’ Up!)

Other: Acetate (Amazon)

Ink: Catkin and Scuba (Simon Says Stamp)

Specialty Ink: Versa-Mark

Embossing Powder: Clear Fine Detail (Simon Says Stamp)

Patterned Paper: September Skies 6×6 Pad (Heidi Swapp)

Dies: Stitched Rectangles, Squares, Bundle of Stitched Shapes and Feathers (Simon Says Stamp)

Embellishments: Bright Green Hemp Twine (American Crafts), Button and Confetti (Target)

Adhesives: SNAIL, Glue Dots, 3M Foam Tape and Multi-Matte Medium (Ranger)

Tools: Big Shot and Heat Tool

Freshly Made Sketches 220

Freshly Made Sketches 220

Yay for Friday! The end of another busy week! I had a great time with my friend Sue yesterday! We had some bagels for lunch and then stopped in Marshall’s before heading back to her house to finish up some Etsy stuff! From there I headed over to Heather’s so I could take apart the old bed, which took no time at all! We ran to BJ’s to get some goodies for Thirsty Thursday and then went back to Heather’s to get ready for Kim and Stephanie to come over. We laughed and watched Lip Sync Battle, really enjoy that show! This morning it’s off to IKEA with Heather and Brian to pick up the new bed, back to Heather’s to drop it off and then into Manhattan to drop off the table and chairs to Kim’s. We are going to stop and get some lunch before heading back home. I’ll put the bed together and then come home and hopefully get crafty!

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

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My card base is cut to 3 3/4″ wide so I could let some stuff hang off the edge and still fit it into a standard envelope! It’s the usual Neenah Solar White 110lb Card Stock and I used the Simon Says Stamp Tiny Spaced Hearts Stencil along with some Candied Apple Distress Ink and my Mini Ink Blending Tool to create the nice subtle background. Up in the left corner is a piece of American Crafts Red Glitter Paper that I cut out with the Simon Says Stamp Sketch Heart Craft Die. I also cut out a piece of Solar White 80lb and used some Elmer’s Multi-Purpose Spray Adhesive to adhered them to each other to make the heart a bit sturdier. A piece of Black 110lb is cut out with the Simon Says Stamp Scribble Heart and Arrow Wafer Die. I used some Versa-Mark and Simon Says Stamp Clear Fine Detail Embossing Powder to give it the Licorice look and adhered them both to the card with Multi-Matte Medium. My greeting is from the Simon Says Stamp Hand Lettered Encouragement Photopolymer Stamp Set and is stamped in Versa-Fine Onyx Black Ink next to the heart. Finally some Pretty Pink Posh Valentine Mix and Onyx Sequins are added for a little extra sparkle! I still love that Scribble Heart Die and it goes so well with the Arrow! I hope that you enjoyed my card for this week’s Freshly Made Sketches challenge! Thank you for taking some time to come by and see me today! Have an absolutely Fantastic Friday! 🙂

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Products used:

Stamp Set: Hand Lettered Encouragement Photopolymer (Simon Says Stamp)

Ink: Onyx Black (Versa-Fine) and Candied Apple Distress (Ranger-Tim Holtz)

Specialty: Versa-Mark

Embossing Powder: Clear Fine Detail (Simon Says Stamp)

Stencil: Tiny Spaced Hearts (Simon Says Stamp)

Card Stock: Solar White 110lb and 80lb (Neenah) and Black 110lb (Recollections)

Specialty Paper: Red Glitter Paper (American Crafts)

Embellishments: Valentine Mix and Onyx Sequins (Pretty Pink Posh)

Adhesives: Multi-Purpose Spray Adhesive (Elmer’s) and Multi-Matte Medium (Ranger)

Tools: Big Shot, Heat Tool and Mini Ink Blending Tool (Ranger)