So it was supposed to rain all day yesterday! I have to say that I love it when the weather-peeps are wrong! It actually turned out to be a nice day! I headed into Manhattan on the 11:11 train and walked down to The Ink Pad to see Anna. We had a nice visit and talked about store stuff. From there I went over to Barnes & Noble, I haven’t been in a bookstore in way too long! I need to start reading again too! I used to read all the time! I was on the hunt for a specific magazine and they had it! The current issue of Simply Cards from the UK has a free Altenew Stamp and Die set included! I picked up a copy for me and one for the Stamp, Ink, Paper Store. I met up with Barbara by the magazines and I had a veggie pizza from the cafe which was pretty good! We chatted and then wandered around. She took me to Flying Tiger and I got some fun stuff there! We then went over to Madison Square Park and Barbara had Shake Shack. I got a Vanilla frozen custard, yum! Her are a few pictures from my little adventure…
The back of the Flatiron Building, my favorite building in the city!
The side of it!
Shake Shack in Madison Square Park.
A bird with a French fry… he definitely was pretty happy!
Today I’ll be back at the store, lots of fun stuff planned! Stop by and see all of the cool stuff that I got in including a lot of the new stuff from Hero!
Now on to today’s post! I’m over on the Stamp, Ink, Paper blog with the rest of my Design Team for this week’s sketch challenge…
I had this idea for a shaker card since I first saw the Lawn Fawn So Smooth set! My card base is Neenah Solar White 110lb Card Stock. Down the left side is a piece of paper from the Lawn Fawn Perfectly Plaid Petite Paper Pad. I stamped all of the images from the Lawn Fawn So Smooth Photopolymer Stamp Set in Memento Tuxedo Black and then colored them in with Copics. The berries and glass are cut out with the Coordinating Dies. For the blender I used a Lawn Fawn Stitched Circle to cut that and another piece of the patterned paper along with a piece of Soft Sky and Thick Fun Foam. Using my Craft Knife I cut out the “glass” part of the blender and a piece from the Fun Foam. The greeting is stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black and then I adhered a piece of Acetate to the back of the front panel and then adhered the Fun Foam. Some Pretty Pink Posh Sparkling Clear Sequins and Clear Glass Seed Beads are added and then the back is adhered. The shaker is then adhered to the card base with E-Z Runner and the card is done! I really do love that So Smooth Set and the fruit, beads and sequins really do make it look like a real blender! I hope that you like my Design Team card for this week’s Stamp, Ink, Paper Challenge! Head on over and check out the rest of the Team’s cards on the BLOG and be sure to enter your project in the gallery! Thank you, as always, for taking some time to come by and see what I’ve been up to! Have a super Tuesday my friends! 🙂
Stamp Set: So Smooth Photopolymer (Lawn Fawn)
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Card Stock: Solar White 110lb and 80lb (Neenah) and Soft Sky (Stampin’ Up!)
Specialty: Acetate (Amazon)
Patterned Paper: Perfectly Plaid Petite Paper Pad (Lawn Fawn)
Dies: So Smooth and Stitched Circles Lawn Cuts (Lawn Fawn)
Embellishments: Sparkling Clear Sequins (Pretty Pink Posh) and Clear Glass Seed Beads (Cousin)
Adhesives: E-Z Runner and 3M Foam Tape
Tools: Big Shot, Craft Knife (Fiskars) and 1/4″ Thick Fun Foam