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Mojo Monday 437

Mojo Monday 437

Here we go again! The start of another week! It was a beautiful day here yesterday! We made it up into the 60’s! I crafted for a bit in the morning and then headed over to Brian and Kim’s to meet up with Heather. We took the kids and two cars and headed over to Roosevelt Field Mall to go dress shopping for the ladies. I think I set a new record, I had them both dressed in 30 minutes! LOL! From there we headed over to the food court, Heather, Brian and I had Japanese, Kim had a healthy wrap and the girls had Wendy’s. Heather and I also got smoothies and they were yummy! Once we were finished we went back to Brian and Kim’s, Brian and I ran out to Shop Rite quick to pick ups some things. We had some snacks and I had a hard root beer that was actually quite tasty. I crafted a bit more and then turned on the Oscars just in time to see Sam perform, and later to see his acceptance speech because he won!! The rest of it looked terrible so I turned it off. Today I’ll be running over to see Renee for a bit and working on some more projects!

The best thing about Monday’s… well, the Mojo Monday Sketch of course…

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I have been having fun with the new Lawn Fawn release so I used some more on today’s card! The card base is Neenah Solar White 110lb Card Stock cut to 4 1/4″ wide. My background is a piece of paper from the Lawn Fawn Perfectly Plaid Petite Paper Pad. Across the top portion is a piece of Watermelon Wonder. I used the Lawn Fawn Stitched Squares to cut out a piece of Island Indigo and then heat embossed the sentiment from the Lawn Fawn Year Six Photopolymer Stamp Set in Hero Arts White Embossing Powder. It’s adhered to the card with Fun Foam and E-Z Runner. For my shaker circle I cut out a piece of Watermelon Wonder with the Lawn Fawn Stitched Circle Frames along with a piece of Fun Foam. The Lawn Fawn Stitched Circles are used to cut out a piece of Acetate and a piece of Solar White 80lb. On the back circle I heat embossed the bubbles from the Lovable Legends Photopolymer Stamp Set and then used a Mini Ink Blending Tool and Simon Says Stamp High Dive Ink to give it some color. I adhered all of the pieces together with Scor-Tape, adding some Sparkling Clear Flat Sequins before adhering the back. My Oyster is from the Year Six Set and is stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black and colored in with Copics. A piece of Foam Tape holds him on the shaker and the shaker is adhered to the card with E-Z Runner and Foam Tape. I love that Plaid Paper Pad and the little oyster with that greeting is so cute! I hope that you enjoyed my Design Team card for this week’s Mojo Monday Sketch Challenge! Stop by the blog and see what the rest of the Team has come up with to inspire you and add your card to the gallery! Thanks for staring your week off with me for your daily dose of creativity! Have a marvelous Monday! 🙂

Mojo Monday 437-JK-WM

Products used:

Stamp Sets: Year Six and Lovable Legends Photopolymer (Lawn Fawn)

Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black and High Dive (Simon Says Stamp)

Specialty Ink: Versa-Mark

Embossing Powder: White (Hero Arts)

Card Stock: Solar White 110lb and 80lb (Neenah), Watermelon Wonder and Island Indigo (Stampin’ Up!)

Other: Acetate (Amazon)

Patterned Paper: Perfectly Plaid Petite Pad (Lawn Fawn)

Dies: Year Six, Stitched Squares, Stitched Circles and Stitched Circle Frames Lawn Cuts (Lawn Fawn)

Embellishments: Sparkling Clear Flat Sequins

Adhesives: E-Z Runner (Home & Hobby), Scor-Tape and 3M Foam Tape

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

Magical Fairy Postcard

Magical Fairy Postcard

Another wonderful day in Manhattan! I drove in and there was a lot more traffic on the way in that I thought there would be. I did look for a parking space but they are doing so much construction there are very few left to be had so I parked in the garage and walked the 24 blocks to see Diane and Jim. I love visiting with them, such amazing people! Jim had a new iPad Pro and the Apple Pencil, I want one!! After my little visit I headed downtown to The Ink Pad and hung out with Barbara and Abby. We had burgers and fries from the Corner Bistro Bar for lunch and they were delicious! I got back to the garage around 4:00 and headed out over the RFK Bridge which was really backed up. I hate when that happens because the bridge shakes and you can feel it while you are sitting in the car! It almost bounces! Not a fan at all. When I got home my parents were out so I retrieved Winston and went back over for a sandwich for dinner when they got home. While I was puttering around an idea for a card popped into my head so I sat down and put it together before it disappeared! That’s today’s card!

The card base is Neenah Solar White 110lb Card Stock. I used a Mini Ink Blending Tool and some Simon Says Stamp Audrey Blue Ink to make the sky right on the card front. Across the bottom is a piece of Gumball Green that I cut out with the Lawn Fawn Meadow Borders Lawn Cuts. I cut out some tulips and a butterfly and colored them in with Copics. They are adhered with Foam Tape. The postcard, postage and cancelled stamp are from the Lawn Fawn You’ve Got Mail Photopolymer Stamp Set, I colored them in with Copics and then used the new Coordinating Lawn Cuts to cut them out. My fairies are from the Lawn Fawn Fairy Friends Photopolymer Stamp Set, they too are colored in with Copics and cut out with the Coordinating Lawn Cuts. I adhered the fairies with E-Z Runner and the PostCard with Fun Foam and E-Z Runner. A few Pretty Pink Posh Amethyst, Orchid, Pansy Purple, Pink Blush and Marigold Sequins are scattered about and I added some Wink of Stella Clear Glitter Brush Pen to the fairies wings! I love the way the little scene came out and the greeting is just plain fun! I hope that you like my card for today! Thank you so much for continuing to stop by and visit me! I really appreciate it! Have a magical Sunday! 🙂

Magical Fairy Postcard-WM

Products used:

Stamp Sets: Fairy Friends and You’ve Got Mail Photopolymer (Lawn Fawn)

Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black and Audrey Blue (Simon Says Stamp)

Card Stock: Solar White 110lb and 80lb (Neenah) and Gumball Green (Stampin’ Up!)

Dies: Fairy Friends, You’ve Got Mail and Meadow Borders Lawn Cuts (Lawn Fawn)

Embellishments: Amethyst, Orchid, Pansy Purple, Pink Blush and Marigold Sequins (Pretty Pink Posh) and Wink of Stella Clear Glitter Brush Pen (Zig)

Adhesives: E-Z Runner (Home & Hobby) and Multi-Matte Medium (Ranger)

Tools: Big Sh

Peeps Sugar Shaker

Peeps Sugar Shaker

Well, it was a little cold here yesterday but nice and sunny! Today we are supposed to get up into the high 40’s and tomorrow we should make it into the 50’s! I spent most of the day crafting. In the afternoon I had to run to Michaels and pick up some felt for a project and Taylor was working so I waited for her to get off work and her mum came up to meet her too. I stood and talked to Leigh for a while, we haven’t seen each other since the summer. After that I came back home and FaceTimed with Andrea and finished some projects. Heather stopped by and picked me up around 4:45 and we ran to BJ’s and Target. When she dropped me off I had dinner and then I watched Pink’s The Truth About Love concert on MTV2. I would like to fly around the audience like she does! LOL! This morning I’m off to Manhattan to visit my friends Jim and Diane. After that I’m going to go down to The Ink Pad to drop off my Hero Arts cards and see Barbara for a little bit before I head back home.

I got my Simon Says Stamp Monthly Card kit the other day and a card popped into my head so that’s what I have to share with you today. My card base is Neenah Solar White 110lb Card Stock. I used my MISTI to stamp the background with the Simon Says Stamp Diagonal Stripes Background Stamp in Lake Shores. To make my frame I used the Lawn Fawn Stitched and 4 Bar Stitched Rectangles to cut out another piece of Solar White 110lb, Acetate and a piece of Solar White 80lb. The Acetate is adhered to the frame with Scor-Tape and then I added a layer of Foam Tape to the back of the frame. My Peeps are from the Simon Says Stamp My Kind of Peep Photopolymer Stamp Set and are stamped also with the MISTI in Simon Says Stamp Teeny Bikini, Mint Candy and Duckling. I used the Coordinating Dies to cut them out. I tried a few different ways to add some “sugar” to them and wasn’t happy with any. You can see them here:

Sugared Peeps Fail

The middle one was the best but the clear glitter was still a bit too big. Instead I added the glitter to the shaker. I adhered the Peeps to the backing piece with E-Z Runner, filling in their eyes with a Black Gel Pen, and then added the glitter to the framed piece and adhered the two together. The greeting is from the same set and is stamped in Onyx Black and added to the acetate with Foam Tape. Finally the shaker is adhered to the card with more E-Z Runner and the card is done. I wanted it to look like a box of Peeps and I guess that all of the sugar has fallen off of them?! LOL! I hope that you like my card for today! Thank you, as always, for taking some time to come by and check in! Have a stupendous Saturday! 🙂

Bunny Peeps Sugar Shaker-WM

Products used:

Stamp Sets: My Kind of Peep Photopolymer and Diagonal Stripes Background (Simon Says Stamp)

Ink: Onyx Black (Versa-Fine), Lake Shores, Teeny Bikini, Mint Candy and Duckling (Simon Says Stamp)

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

Dies: My Kind of Peep (Simon Says Stamp) and Stitched and 4 Bar Stitched Rectangles (Lawn Fawn)

Embellishments: Clear Glitter (Sulyn) and Black Gel Pen (Sakura)

Adhesives: E-Z Runner (Home & Hobby), Scor-Tape and 3M Foam Tape

Tools: Big Shot and MISTI

Freshly Made Sketches 225

Freshly Made Sketches 225

Hmm… what’s today? Well, I think that it’s Friday! YAY! Yes, it’s still my favorite day of the week and probably always will be! I had a Doctor filled day with Heather yesterday. We went for her consult in the morning and then some x-rays and a further consult. After that we had Subway and then it was off for an MRI and CT Scan. I said to her with all of the radiation she had she should glow in the dark last night! When I got home I FaceTimed with Andrea for a bit before I went over to my parent’s for dinner with Daniel and my brother. Daniel didn’t want any of his dinner except for the breadstick! He can be such a fussy butt sometimes! Some TV was on the menu for last night and my mum text me to tell me that Kelly Clarkson was on American Idol and was going to sing so I turned it on. She sang Piece by Piece and Keith Urban and I both cried! It was such a sad song, but I love when music can move you like that. Today I’ll be crafting, lots of goodies to get made and a nice way to spend a Friday!

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

Freshly Made Sketches 225

I needed to just stamp! My card base is Neenah Solar White 110lb Card Stock. The set that I used for all of my flowers and leaves is the Hero Arts Color Layering For You Flowers Photopolymer Stamp Set. I heat embossed what would normally be the top image in Ranger Gold Embossing Powder onto Solar White 80lb and adhered that to the card to serve as my background. What would usually be the middle layer is stamped in Hero Arts Light to Dark Peach Ombre Ink with the leaves stamped in Hero Arts Lime to Forever Green Ombre Ink randomly on some more Solar White 80lb. I backed it with a piece of Crisp Cantaloupe and adhered it to the card with Fun Foam and E-Z Runner Adhesive. My greeting is the Hero Arts A Bit of Kindness Wood Mount stamped again in the Light to Dark Peach Ombre and backed with a piece of Lucky Limeade. Some more Fun Foam and E-Z Runner adheres that to the card. I had to add some Pretty Pink Posh Gold, Tangerine and Lime Sorbet Sequins to give the card a little bit of sparkle! It felt good to just stamp and use a color layering set in a different way too! I hope that you like my card for this week’s Freshly Made Sketches challenge! Thank you very much for stopping by for a little Friday fun! Have a fantastic day! 🙂

FMS 225-WM

Products used:

Stamp Sets: Color Layering For You Flowers Photopolymer and A Bit of Kindness Wood Mount (Hero Arts)

Ink: Light to Dark Peach and Lime to Forever Green Ombre (Hero Arts)

Specialty Ink: Versa-Mark

Embossing Powder: Gold (Ranger)

Card Stock: Solar White 110lb and 80lb (Neenah), Crisp Cantaloupe and Lucky Limeade (Stampin’ Up!)

Embellishments: Gold, Tangerine and Lime Sorbet Sequins (Pretty Pink Posh)

Adhesives: E-Z Runner (Home & Hobby) and Multi-Matte Medium (Ranger)

Tools: Heat Tool and Fun Foam

Paper Players 283

Paper Players 283

Did we have some wicked storm here last night! Thunder, lightning and lots of wind! I went over to Heather’s and when I went to leave at 12:00 I had to make a run for the car and sit it in when I got home for a bit. Crazy! Yesterday I did do some more crafting and I went over to Scrap-A-Latte to see Renee for a little while. When I got home I FaceTimed with Andrea and made a card, I also got my cards completed for the Hero Arts class at The Ink Pad, love the way they turned out! While I was at Heather’s last night Michael called and I got to catch up with him. I needed his opinion on a few things and he was very helpful as always. This morning I’m going to take a ride with Heather to the Doctor so she can find out what else can be done about her back. Hopefully she won’t need surgery.

For today’s card I have one for this week’s Paper Players challenge…

Paper Players #283

What a fun challenge! I have a Mama Elephant set that I have been wanting to use and this was just perfect for it! The card base is Neenah Solar White 110lb Card Stock and I used my Corner Chomper to round all of the corners. The frame is a piece of Black 110lb cut out with the Mama Elephant Framed Tags – Madison Avenue Creative Cuts. I added a piece of Acetate and a layer of Foam Tape around the frame to create my well for the Pretty Pink Posh Sparkling Clear and Clear Seed Beads that I filled it with. My background is a piece of Solar White 80lb, I stamped the rays from the Mama Elephant Sunny Skies Photopolymer Stamp Set in Simon Says Stamp Duckling Ink. The greeting is from the same set and is stamped in Onyx Black Ink and the panel is adhered to the frame. I then adhered the whole thing to the card with E-Z Runner Adhesive. The balloons and clouds are also from the same set. My balloon is stamped in Simon Says Stamp Surf Blue, the basket in Khaki and the clouds in Smoke. I used the coordinating Creative Cuts to cut them out and then adhered them to the shaker window with Foam Tape. For a little shine I added some Wink of Stella Clear Glitter Brush Pen to the balloon. I love that frame with the scalloped edge and double stitching, the stamp set is fun too! I hope that you enjoyed my card for this week’s Paper Players Challenge! I appreciate you coming by today and I wish you all a terrific Thursday! 🙂

Paper Players 283-WM

Products used:

Stamp Set: Sunny Skies Photopolymer (Mama Elephant)

Ink: Onyx Black (Versa-Fine), Duckling, Surf Blue, Khaki and Smoke (Simon Says Stamp)

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

Dies: Framed Tags – Madison Avenue and Sunny Skies Creative Cuts (Mama Elephant)

Embellishments: Sparkling Clear Sequins (Pretty Pink Posh), Wink of Stella Clear Glitter Brush Pen (Zig) and Clear Seed Beads (Cousin)

Adhesives: E-Z Runner (Home & Hobby) and 3M Foam Tape

Tools: Big Shot and Corner Chomper (We R Memory Keepers)

Paper Craft Crew 183

Paper Craft Crew 183

I don’t know about you but this week is just flying by, I can’t believe that it’s Wednesday already! It was a little rainy and overcast here all day yesterday and think that we are to have more of the same today. Good days to stay in and craft which is exactly what I did yesterday. I had Daniel for a little bit in the morning while my mum went for an appointment, he is so good! After that I FaceTimed with Andrea while I worked on cards for my next class at The Ink Pad and also made my card for today! Love it when I get on a crafty roll! Taylor and Keira stopped by for a bit and after they left I crafted some m0re and finished the night off with a little TV! Today I’m thinking that it will be another crafty day, I have loads more projects to get finished!

It’s Wednesday so that means that I’m over on the Paper Craft Crew blog for this week’s challenge…

PCCCS183 DT Colors 2-24-2016

Some colors instead of a sketch this week! My card base for today is Neenah Solar White 110lb Card Stock. The background is a piece of Smoky Slate that I embossed with the Brick Wall Textured Impressions Embossing Folder, it covers the entire card front. My tag is a piece of Lost Lagoon and I used the Simon Says Stamp Diagonal Stripes Stamp and some Lost Lagoon Ink to stamp it after I cut it out with the Simon Says Stamp Large Tags Craft Dies. The butterfly and the greeting are both cut from Blackberry Bliss using the Simon Says Stamp Leanna Butterfly and Small Hello Craft Dies. Before I adhered the butterfly I cut out a piece of Vellum with the Simon Says Stamp Calliope Flourish Craft Die. That and the hello are adhered to the tag with Multi-Matte Medium and then the tag is adhered over some leaves that are cut from Old Olive with the Simon Says Stamp Clustered Leaves Craft Die. A piece of Papertrey Ink Natural Hemp Twine is tied through the top of the tag and some Pretty Pink Posh Clear Droplets are added for a little shine! I first tried the tag without the stripes and it needed something, I love how a simple stripe can change the whole look of a card! I hope that you like my Design Team card for this week’s Paper Craft Crew Color Challenge! Stop by the BLOG and check out the rest of the Team’s inspiration cards and enter yours in the gallery! Thanks very much for spending some time with me today! I wish you all a wonderful Wednesday! 🙂

PCCCS183-JK-WM

Products used:

Stamp Set: Diagonal Stripes Background (Simon Says Stamp)

Ink: Lost Lagoon (Stampin’ Up!)

Card Stock: Solar White 110lb (Neenah), Smoky Slate, Lost Lagoon, Old Olive and Blackberry Bliss (Stampin’ Up!)

Specialty: Vellum (Ellen Hutson)

Dies: Large Tags, Clustered Leaves, Leanna Butterfly, Small Hello and Calliope Flourish (Simon Says Stamp)

Embossing Folder: Brick Wall (Stampin’ Up!)

Embellishments: Clear Droplets (Pretty Pink Posh) and Natural Hemp Twine (Papertrey Ink)

Adhesives: E-Z Runner (Home & Hobby), 3M Foam Tape and Multi-Matte Medium (Ranger)

Tools: Big Shot and Fun Foam

SIP Challenge 36 – Card Maker’s Choice!

SIP Challenge 36 – Card Maker’s Choice!

What a nice day at Scrap-A-Latte! I FaceTimed with Andrea and I got to meet some new people that came in to buy stuff, sold a lot of Lawn Fawn yesterday and I got my sets to start making the cards for next month’s class! Speaking of next month’s class, I’m pondering an idea of how I can bring the class to you! I’ll let you know when I have more info! I also started working on my card for today while I was there. After I locked up the store I stopped by Aldi, it’s a new supermarket that we have here, they also have them in England! I got some K-Cups for $4.29 for 12 and Italian Sweet Cream Coffee Creamer for $2.19! Not too bad! When I got back home I watched a little TV and then sat down to finish putting my card together for today!

The card that I worked on yesterday is for this week’s Stamp, Ink, Paper Challenge

SIP Challenge 36 - Card Maker's Choice 800

I used one of the new Lawn Fawn sets to make today’s card! The card base is Neenah Solar White 110lb Card Stock. For the background I cut out two pieces of Tim Holtz Watercolor Card with the Lawn Fawn Large Stitched Rectangles. On the one I used Stormy Sky and Hickory Smoke Distress Ink. The other one I used to cut out the waves with the Lawn Fawn Ocean Wave Borders and the clouds with the Lawn Fawn Puffy Cloud Borders. On the waves I used Blueprint Sketch and Chipped Sapphire Distress Ink. I then took the background and the waves and spritzed them with some water, let it sit for about 30 seconds and then blotted it off with a paper towel. Before adhering the waves and clouds to the card with Foam Tape I heat embossed the greeting from the Lawn Fawn Lovable Legends Photopolymer Stamp Set in Hero Arts White Embossing Powder. The Loch Ness Monster is from the same set and is stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black and colored in with Copics, some Multi-Matte Medium adheres him to the card. You know that sequins make everything better so I added a few Pretty Pink Posh Sparkling Clear ones on the waves! I love the Loch Ness and I think he’s too cute to call a monster in this case! I hope that you like my Design Team card for this week’s Stamp, Ink, Paper Challenge! Make sure and check out the rest of the Team’s cards over on the BLOG and we hope to see one from you in the gallery! Thank you for coming by today! Have a creative Tuesday! 🙂

SIP Challenge 36-JK-WM

Products used:

Stamp Set: Lovable Legends Photopolymer (Lawn Fawn)

Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Stormy Sky, Hickory Smoke, Blueprint Sketch and Chipped Sapphire Distress (Ranger-Tim Holtz)

Specialty Ink: Versa-Mark

Embossing Powder: White (Hero Arts)

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

Specialty: Watercolor Card (Ranger-Tim Holtz)

Dies: Lovable Legends, Large Stitched Rectangles, Ocean Wave Borders and Puffy Cloud Borders Lawn Cuts (Lawn Fawn)

Embellishments: Sparkling Clear Sequins (Pretty Pink Posh)

Adhesives: E-Z Runner Grand (Home & Hobby), 3M Foam Tape and Multi-Matte Medium (Ranger)

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

Mojo Monday 436

Mojo Monday 436

Here we go again, it’s Monday! I enjoyed my time in Manhattan yesterday visiting Jon and Mary in the morning and then meeting up with Kim at The Ink Pad. I got some new Mama Elephant and then we headed over to the Greenwich Village Antiquarian Book Fair. It was nice to see all of the old books and they had so many that were signed copies. From there we went to A Salt & Battery for some fish and chips for lunch, delicious! I got the train from Penn Station and was home by 4:00. Heather text me and asked me to meet her at Wise Eyes to help her pick out new glasses. They wanted $440 for the frames and lenses! I told her that we should go to Warby Parker in the city, the glasses there are either $99 or $129 for everything! We’re going to take a ride in on Wednesday evening. Taylor and Keira stopped by for a little bit and I watched some TV before calling it a night. Today I’ll be at Scrap-A-Latte all day so come by and say hi if you are in the area!

The best part about Monday is that it’s time for another Mojo Monday sketch…

Mojo436Sketch

As soon as I saw the circles I thought shaker card! My card base is Neenah Solar White 110lb Card Stock. I took a piece of paper form the Studio Calico Atlantic Collection 6×6 Paper Pad and used the Simon Says Stamp Bundle of Stitched Shapes to cut it out. To cut my four circles I used the Simon Says Stamp Stitched Circles Dies. A piece of Acetate is adhered behind the circles with Scor-Tape and then some Foam Tape is used to make the wells. I added some Martha Stewart Iridescent Hearts and Stars Glitter to them and then adhered a piece of Solar White 80lb to the back. On the other side I added some Fun Foam and then adhered the panel to the card with E-Z Runner Grand Adhesive. The stamped greetings are from the Simon Says Stamp Flip Flop Season Photopolymer Stamp Set and are stamped in Rosie Cheeks and Lake Shores Ink. I used a 1″ Circle Punch and my Scissors to cut them out and adhered them to the card with more Foam Tape. I added some Glossy Accents to the 100% Happy, Smile and Hello on the paper and the card is finished! I think that patterned paper is pretty cool and lends itself well to the circle shakers! I hope that you enjoyed my Design Team Card for this week’s Mojo Monday Sketch Challenge! Stop by the blog to check out the rest of the Team’s cards and enter yours in the gallery! Thank you so much for starting your week off here! Have a marvelous Monday! 🙂

Mojo Monday 436-JK-WM

Products used:

Stamp Set: Flip Flop Season Photopolymer (Simon Says Stamp)

Ink: Rosie Cheeks and Lake Shores (Simon Says Stamp)

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

Specialty: Acetate (Amazon)

Patterned Paper: Atlantic Collection 6×6 Paper Pad (Studio Calico)

Dies: Stitched Bundle of Shapes and Stitched Circles (Simon Says Stamp)

Punch: 1: Circle (Stampin’ Up!)

Embellishments: Iridescent Hearts and Stars Glitter (Martha Stewart) and Glossy Accents (Ranger)

Adhesives: E-Z Runner Grand (Home & Hobby) and 3M Foam Tape

Tools: Big Shot and Fun Foam

Scrap-A-Latte February Class Cards!

Scrap-A-Latte February Class Cards!

Yup, we had nice weather here yesterday! Made it all the way up to 58 degrees! I had a nice time at the swim meet with Brian yesterday morning, it was about 94 degrees in the pool area, it felt like Summer! We went to the diner after and had breakfast and then Brian dropped me back at the house. I finally finished my laundry that I started on Thursday! LOL! Louis came by in the afternoon and he was having iPhone issues so I went to the Apple Store with him and they told him the same thing they told me… restore the phone! He hung out at my house while his pictures backed up. He left around 7:00 so I went over to the ‘rents and had a sandwich for dinner and then came home and crafted for a bit. This morning I’m off to Manhattan to see my friends Jon and Mary and then I’ll see Kim for a little bit before coming home. Hopefully the weather will be nice again!

Today I have the cards that we made at this month’s class at Scrap-A-Latte. We used Reverse Confetti Stamps and Dies and some Hero Arts Ink. My favorite is the shaker! I hope that you enjoy the cards as much as the class did! Thank you for coming by to see them and have a super Sunday! 🙂

SAL RC Feb Card Class - Card 2

Hippity Hoppity shaker card!

SAL RC Feb Card Class - Card 1

Garden Bunch wreath.

SAL RC Feb Card Class - Card 3

Flower Wrap with Garden Bunch.

Products used:

Stamp Sets: Hippity Hoppity, Garden Bunch and A Friend Like You Photopolymer (Reverse Confetti)

Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Butter Bar, Red Royal, Bubble Gum and Butter Bar to Orange Soda Ombre (Hero Arts)

Pencils: Prismacolor

Card Stock: Solar White 80lb (Neenah)

Specialty: Acetate (Amazon)

Dies: Hippity Hoppity, Garden Bunch, Wreaths, Shakers ‘n Frames and Flower Wrap Confetti Cuts (Reverse Confetti)

Embellishments: Spring Mix Sequins (Pretty Pink Posh), Clear Sequins (Brasil), Seed Beads and Black and White Baker’s Twine (Hemptique)

Adhesives: E-Z Runner Grand (Home & Hobby), 3M Foam Tape and Multi-Matte Medium (Ranger)

Tools: Big Shot

Freshly Made Sketches 224

Freshly Made Sketches 224

Hi there and a happy Saturday to you all! I had a busy day yesterday! I went to see about some potential work in the morning and then stopped by Heather’s after I ran home quick to say hello to Daniel. We had Subway for lunch and I messed around with my new iPhone. Siri wasn’t working and I was trying to avoid erasing the phone and starting over, it took about six hours the day before to put all of my stuff back on it! I was hoping that Apple might have a better solution so I made a Genius Bar appointment for 4:20 and went over to the Walt Whitman Store. They didn’t have any other suggestions so I erased the iPhone and set it up as a new one and that fixed the issue. The rest of the evening was spent adding things back that I use all the time and getting it set up again. Fun! LOL! This morning I’m taking a ride with Brian to go and take one of our friend’s daughters to her swim meet. The rest of the day will hopefully be spent crafting!

Today I have a super simple card for this week’s Freshly Made Sketches

Freshly Made Sketches 224

The card base for this card is Ivory 110lb Card Stock. I cut a piece of paper from Blue Fern Studios called Sanctuary to 4″ x 5″ and heat embossed a greeting from the Simon Says Stamp Hand Lettered Winter Wishes Photopolymer Stamp Set in Early Espresso Stampin’ Emboss Powder. A strip of Early Espresso is cut and the ends angled to be placed under the panel that is adhered with Fun Foam and SNAIL. All that was left to do is add a few Pretty Pink Posh Sand, Espresso and Aquamarine Sequins to the panel and the card is finished! See, I told you… super simple! I hope that you enjoyed my card for this week’s Freshly Made Sketches challenge! Thanks for taking some time to stop by today! Have a super simple Saturday! 🙂

FMS 224-WM

Products used:

Stamp Set: Hand Lettered Winter Wishes Photopolymer (Simon Says Stamp)

Specialty Ink: Versa-Mark

Embossing Powder: Early Espresso (Stampin’ Up!)

Card Stock: Ivory 110lb (Recollections) and Early Espresso (Stampin’ Up!)

Pattered Paper: Sanctuary 12×12 (Blue Fern Studios)

Embellishments: Sand, Espresso and Aquamarine Sequins (Pretty Pink Posh)

Adhesives: SNAIL and Multi-Matte Medium (Ranger)

Tools: Heat Tool and Fun Foam