Mum’s Birthday Card & Mama Elephant!

What a lovely day I had yesterday! I met Sandy at the Seaford Train Station at 9:15AM so we could take the 9:45 train into Manhattan. We stopped at The Ink Pad so I could drop off some merchandise for Anna. I got see my Jane! From there Sandy and I headed over to Dirty Bird for lunch, so delicious! We wandered around the Meat Packing District for a bit and then headed over to WestBeth for the Mama Elephant 4th Annual Anniversary Event. Lots of new stamp and die sets and some older ones that I just had to have! We met up with my friend Nancy and sat and talked to her for a while. I also got to see Angela and Kryssi from Mama Elephant! We are going to work on having them come out the Stamp, Ink, Paper Store for an event! YAY! Around 3:45 we headed out and stopped at Starbucks on the way back to The Ink Pad. Sandy met up with her son David and his girlfriend and I hung out with Patrice and Jane for a bit before heading back to Penn to catch the train. I got a text from my Mum that they were still at my Brother’s so I drove there straight from the train station. The first thing I see when I walk in is Taylor fast asleep on the couch! Erika saved me some of the chicken parmesan that they had for dinner and a wonderful piece of Red Velvet cake. I got play with my little buddy Daniel, we played with his Mickey train and then he showed me his toys in the playroom. By the time I got home it was 9:00 and I was done! Today we have a Hand Lettering Class given by a friend that I found through my friend Dianne at the Store, I’m taking it too! Can’t wait! I did remember to take some pictures! Here is the courtyard outside of where they have the event space at WestBeth…


And since WestBeth is technically artist housing there is always some neat artwork around. I love this funky sculpture that’s on the way in to the area that the event space is…


And here are just a few of the new Mama Elephant sets that I got…


I love that little Charlie brown tree!!

Since it was Mum’s Birthday yesterday I thought I would share the card that I made for her with you today! The card base is Neenah Solar White 110lb Card Stock. All of the flower images are from one of my all time favorite stamp sets, the Altenew Beautiful Day Photopolymer Stamp Set. I stamped the flower in Soft Lilac, Lavender Fields, Deep Iris and Midnight Violet, the leaves are stamped in Frayed Leaf, Forest Glades and Evergreen all with my Mini MISTI. I heat embossed the additional images in Hero Arts Gold Embossing Powder onto 48lb Vellum and used the Coordinating Dies to cut them all out. They are all adhered with Vellum Adhesive and 3D Foam Squares. My greeting is from the Altenew Super Script 2 Photopolymer Stamp Set and is stamped in Midnight Violet again with my Mini MISTI. Of course the card needed some sparkle so I added a few Pretty Pink Posh Amethyst, Pansy Purple, Mossy Green, Lime Sorbet and Gold Sequins! Purple is my Mum’s favorite color so she loved the card! I hope that you like it too! Thank you for sharing in my little Saturday Adventure! Have a simple Sunday! 🙂


Products used:

Stamp Sets: Beautiful Day and Super Script 2 Photopolymer (Altenew)

Ink: Soft Lilac, Lavender Fields, Deep Iris, Midnight Violet, Frayed Leaf, Forest Glades and Evergreen Crisp Ink (Altenew)

Specialty Ink: Versa-Mark

Embossing Powder: Gold (Hero Arts)

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

Specialty Card: 48lb Vellum (The Paper Cut)

Dies: Beautiful Day (Altenew)

Embellishments: Amethyst, Pansy Purple, Mossy Green, Lime Sorbet and Gold Sequins (Pretty Pink Posh)

Adhesives: Vellum Adhesive (Tombo) and 3D Foam Squares (Scrapbook Adhesives) Multi-Matte Medium (Ranger)

Tools: Platinum Machine (Spellbinders), Heat Tool (Hero Arts) and Mini MISTI

Freshly Made Sketches 256

Yay for Saturday! It’s also World Card Making Day! I really should be at the Stamp, Ink, Paper Store but I’m off to Manhattan to attend the Mama Elephant 4th Anniversary Party! I had so much fun there last year I just had to go again! Sandy is going with me and we are going to have a little lunch before the event! Renee is celebrating International Coffee Day at the Store, not be confused with National Coffee Day which was Thursday. I was only in the Store for a 1/2 day yesterday. I had to go to the Post Office and then I stopped at Heather’s and had a late lunch with her. We ran a few errands and then I came home and crafted for a bit. I also did a little laundry, something that I have to try and fit in instead of on my usual Sunday. Will any of you be in the city today? It’s also my Mum’s Birthday today! Happy Birthday Mum!!

One of the cards that I made last night is for this week’s Freshly Made Sketches challenge…


I wanted a very clean card with only heat embossing, here’s what I came up with! My card base is Ivory 110lb Card Stock. I covered the front in a piece of Champagne Curious Metallic. On another piece of Ivory 110lb I flagged the bottom and then heat embossed the solid part of the flower from the Concord & 9th You Are Enough Photopolymer Stamp Set in Hero Arts Gold Embossing Powder. Next I heat embossed the outline in Hero Arts Copper Embossing Powder and then the greeting again in Gold. The flagged piece is then adhered to the card with Fun Foam and E-Z Runner. A sprinkling of Gold and Rose Gold Pretty Pink Posh Sequins completes the card! Like I said very clean and only heat embossed! I love the way the flower looks in both the gold and copper! I hope that you like my card for this week’s Freshly Made Sketches Challenge! Thank you so much for spending a little of your Saturday with me! Have an amazing day! 🙂


Products used:

Stamp Set: You Are Enough Photopolymer (Concord & 9th)

Specialty Ink: Versa-Mark

Embossing Powder: Gold and Copper (Hero Arts)

Card Stock: Ivory 110lb (Recollections)

Specialty Card: Champagne Curious Metallic (The Paper Cut)

Embellishments: Gold and Rose Gold Sequins (Pretty Pink Posh)

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

Tools: Heat Tool (Hero Arts) and Fun Foam