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Spring Lace Leaf

Spring Lace Leaf

Another absolutely gorgeous day here, after the rain ended in the morning. I ran with Jim to get a haircut and then headed over to the Store. It wasn’t a crop, Angie had a book class. I got to see some of my favorite peeps and then around 2:30 Andrew stopped by! Good to have a visit with him! Some dinner with the ‘Rent’s when I got home, a little ride in the car, too nice to stay inside, and then some TV. Today is supposed to be a little cooler so I’ll get some things done around the house. 😀

I have a simple card to share with you today using one of my favorite sets! The card base is Neenah Solar White 110lb Card Stock. I adhered a strip of Black Glitter Tape across the top. Next up I heat embossed the leaf from the Concord & 9th Lace Leaf Photopolymer Stamp Set in Hero Arts Gold Embossing Powder onto a piece of 48lb Vellum. I wanted it to have a little bit of a Spring feel so I used a Mini Ink Blending Tool to add Lime Green Ink to the leaf. I added it to the front and back, using my Heat Tool to dry the layers. A piece of May Arts Natural Twine is tied into a bow at the base of the leaf and then the leaf is adhered to the card with a few Mini Glue Dots. My greeting is from the Concord & 9th Grateful Leaf Dies, I cut it once from Black Glitter Card Stock and twice from Black. Some Multi-Purpose Spray Adhesive adheres the die cuts to each other and to the card. I still love that stamp set and am glad that I can use it year round! I hope that you like my card for today! Thanks for spending some of your Sunday with me! Have a sensational day! 🙂

Products used:

Stamp Set: Lace Leaf Photopolymer (Concord & 9th)

Ink: Lime Green (Hero Arts)

Specialty Ink: Versa-Mark

Embossing Powder: Gold (Hero Arts)

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

Specialty Paper: 48lb Vellum (The Paper Cut) and Black Glitter Card Stock (American Crafts)

Dies: Grateful Leaf (Concord & 9th)

Embellishments: Natural Twine (May Arts) and Black Glitter Tape (American Crafts)

Adhesives: Multi-Purpose Spray (Elmer’s) and Glue Dots

Tools: Big Shot

The links below take you to the Stamp, Ink, Paper Store where you can purchase the items used on today’s project!


Freshly Made Sketches 285

Freshly Made Sketches 285

Happy weekend! I had a nice day in Manhattan yesterday! I spend some time with my friend Mary in he morning and then went to meet Kim for lunch. She’s working in our old building at 345 Park Avenue. We stopped at Chop’t and got lunch and went to eat in this little park with a waterfall…

It was a beautiful day as you can see from the picture! I got back out on the Island around 3:00 and came home for a bit. Jim came over around 7:00 and we went for a nice long walk on the Bethpage Bike Trail before heading to the diner for dinner. A little TV when we got back to my house before saying good night. Today I’ll be at the Store and there is a Crop, fun! 😀

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

I went with a nice simple card. The background is a piece of Kraft that I stamped with the Concord & 9th Tree Ring Background Photopolymer Stamp in Hero Arts Unicorn White Pigment Ink. I added some Hero Arts White Satin Pearl Embossing Powder and heat set it. The background is then adhered to a card base of Neenah Solar White 110lb Card Stock. My butterfly is cut from Black with the Concord & 9th Floral & Flutter Dies. The greeting is cut from more Black three times using the Concord & 9th Beautiful You Dies. They are adhered to each other and to the card with Multi-Purpose Spray Adhesive. A little scattering of Pewter Pretty Pink Posh Sequins and the card is done! I love that butterfly and the subtle Tree Ring on the Kraft! I hope that you like my card for this week’s Freshly Made Sketches Challenge! Thanks for stopping by today! Have a super Saturday! 🙂

Products Used:

Stamp Set: Tree Ring Background Photopolymer (Concord & 9th)

Ink: Unicorn White Pigment (Hero Arts)

Embossing Powder: White Satin Pearl (Hero Arts)

Card Stock: Solar White 110lb (Neenah), Black and Kraft (My Colors)

Dies: Floral & Flutter and Beautiful You (Concord & 9th)

Embellishments:

Adhesives: E-Z Runner Ultra Strong (Scrapbook Adhesives), Multi-Purpose Spray (Elmer’s), 3M Foam Tape and Multi-Matte Medium (Ranger)

Tools: Big Shot and Heat Tool (Hero Arts)

The links below take you to the Stamp, Ink, Paper Store where you can purchase the items used on today’s project!


Fab Friday 111

Fab Friday 111

Ahh… Friday! Thursday was pretty good, the Store was fun, had a little card class in the morning. I came home after work and got ready to go over to Jim’s for dinner. We had Tacos, I got to meet some of his peeps and we got all of the technology in the house straightened out! This morning I’m off to see the city to see my friend Mary and then have lunch with Kim! 😀

It’s a Fab Friday week and we have a new sketch for you…

Oh yes, another stamped background! The card base is Neenah Solar White 110lb Card Stock. I stamped the flowers and leaves from the Lawn Fawn Fab Flowers Photopolymer Stamp Set in Grape Soda, Juice Box, Ballet Slippers, Bubblegum and Freshly Cut Grass right onto the card base. Down the left side I adhered a piece of 48lb Vellum and a strip of Rose Chintz. My greeting is from the Lawn Fawn Happy, Happy, Happy Photopolymer Stamp Set and is stamped in Bubblegum for the happy, the Mother’s Day is stamped in Freshly Cut Grass onto a banner that is stamped from the Lawn Fawn Bannertastic Photopolymer Stamp Set in Juice Box. I used the Coordinating Lawn Cuts to cut out both and adhered them to the card with 3M Foam Tape and E-Z Runner. I love the simplicity of the card and the nice bright colors! I hope that you like my Design Team card for the Fab Friday Challenge! Don’t forget to stop by the BLOG and see the rest of the Team’s cards. we would love to see you take on the sketch so be sure and enter your card in the gallery! Thanks very much for spending some time with me today! Have a fabulous Friday! 🙂

Products used:

Stamp Sets: Fab Flowers, Happy, Happy, Happy and Bannertastic Photopolymer (Lawn Fawn)

Ink: Grape Soda, Juice Box, Ballet Slippers, Bubblegum and Freshly Cut Grass (Lawn Fawn)

Card Stock: Solar White 110lb and 80lb (Neenah) and Rose Chintz (My Colors)

Specialty Paper: 48lb Vellum (The Paper Cut)

Dies: Happy, Happy, Happy and Bannertastic Lawn Cuts (Lawn Fawn)

Adhesives: E-Z Runner Ultra Strong (Scrapbook Adhesives) and 3M Foam Tape

Tools: Big Shot

The links below take you to the Stamp, Ink, Paper Store where you can purchase the items used on today’s project!


Paper Players 341

Paper Players 341

I managed to have a nice productive day at the Store, it’s nice to have a day to myself but I do miss Renee. I spoke to her last night and she got all of her stuff done for the baby shower that she needed to! My Parent’s came by the Store with Daniel for a bit, that was a nice surprise! I also got to see him when I got home. I had some left over Greek food for dinner and then spoke to Andrew for a bit. Some TV and that was the day for me. Today I have some peeps coming in to make the step card and then I’m off to a friends for dinner tonight! 😀

I have my card for this week’s Paper Players challenge to share with you today…

I had gotten one of the add-ons from the April My Monthly Hero Kit release and hadn’t inked it up yet so I decided to use it on today’s card! The card base is Neenah Solar White 110lb Card Stock. I adhered a strip of dark peach down the center. On my panel I stamped the image and greeting from the Hero Arts Dress Up Stamp & Cut Photopolymer Stamp Set in Memento Tuxedo Black and colored the girl in with Copics. The dress is a piece of Echo Park Summer Party Blazing Floral 12×12 Paper that I cut with the dress die in the set. I folded it and adhered it to the card with E-Z Runner. The panel is then adhered to the card with Fun Foam and E-Z Runner. Just a few Pretty Pink Posh Rose Gold Sequins complete the card! It’s a nice fun set and the pleated dress is pretty cool! I hope that you enjoyed my card for this week’s Paper Players challenge! Thanks you for visiting with me today! Have a fun Thursday! 🙂

Products used:

Stamp Set: Dress Up Stamp & Cut Photopolymer (Hero Arts)

Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black

Markers: Copics

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

Patterned Paper: Summer Party Blazing Floral 12×12 (Echo Park)

Dies: Dress Up Stamp & Cut (Hero Arts)

Embellishments: Rose Gold Sequins (Pretty Pink Posh)

Adhesives: E-Z Runner Ultra Strong (Scrapbook Adhesives) and Multi-Matte Medium (Ranger)

Tools: Big Shot and Fun Foam

The links below take you to the Stamp, Ink, Paper Store where you can purchase the items used on today’s project!


Paper Craft Crew 241

Paper Craft Crew 241

And it rained all day yesterday just like they said it would. If they were right about that then today will be more of the same. I had a busy day at the Store which is not a bad way to spend said rainy day! Jim came over when I got home and we worked on some more of the crafty project, got some Greek food for dinner and then just relaxed and watched TV. Today I’m flying solo at the Store, Renee is off to take care of some baby shower duties! 😀

It’s Wednesday and that means time for this week’s Paper Craft Crew sketch challenge…

Are you sick of the stamped backgrounds yet?! I’m still loving them! My card base for today is Neenah Solar White 110lb Card Stock. I stamped the images from the Hero Arts Everything Smiles Stamp & Cut Photopolymer Stamp Set in Memento Tuxedo Black randomly onto a piece of Solar White 80lb and colored them in with my copics. The panel is then trimmed to 3″ x 3″ and adhered to a piece of Tropical Sea and that is adhered to the card with Fun Foam and E-Z Runner. I die cut the speech bubble from the same set from a piece of Wild Honey and adhered that to the card with more Fun Foam and E-Z Runner. The HI is cut from Black using the Hero Arts Alphabet Uppercase Dies. The rest of the greeting is from the Hero Arts Many Everyday Messages Photopolymer Stamp Set and is stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black onto a strip of Chinese Red. That is adhered over the speech bubble with E-Z Runner and 3D Foam Squares. I decided that the background needed a little something more so I added some dots with my Signo Gold Gel Pen and just a few Pretty Pink Posh Gold Sequins finish the card! I hope that you enjoyed my Design Team card for this week’s Paper Craft Crew Sketch Challenge! Stop by the BLOG to check out the rest of the Team’s cards and let’s see your take on the sketch in the gallery! Thanks so much for your visit today! Have a wonderful Wednesday! 🙂

Products used:

Stamp Sets: Everything Smiles Stamp & Cut and Many Everyday Messages Photopolymer (Hero Arts)

Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black

Markers: Copics

Card Stock: Solar White 110lb and 80lb (Neenah), Tropical Sea, Chinese Red and Wild Honey (My Colors)

Dies: Everything Smiles Stamp & Cut and Alphabet Uppercase (Hero Arts)

Embellishments: Gold Sequins (Pretty Pink Posh) and Gold Signo Gel Pen (Uni-Ball)

Adhesives: E-Z Runner Ultra Strong and 3D Foam Squares (Scrapbook Adhesives) and Multi-Matte Medium (Ranger)

Tools: Big Shot and Fun Foam

The links below take you to the Stamp, Ink, Paper Store where you can purchase the items used on today’s project!


SIP Challenge 96 – CAS Wedding!

SIP Challenge 96 – CAS Wedding!

Hey there! It’s to be rainy and chilly again for the next few days, but will warm up at the weekend! Another fun Monday spent a the Store. Poor Renee, she gets to listen to me whine sometimes and I appreciate that. I did get a few kits made of the Wedding Card that I posted a few weeks ago. I would love to kit up more cards but it’s not easy unless they are limited in stamping! I had another quiet evening at home after a quick dinner with my folks. I haven’t been myself lately, lots going on. But this all will pass, hopefully soon. 😀

It’s time today for another Stamp, Ink, Paper Challenge

Ahh, clean and simple, loving those kind of cards lately! My card today is definitely not a difficult one to make! Onto my card base of Neenah Solar White 110lb Card Stock I stamped my images and greeting with my Mini MISTI. The flowers are from the Altenew Remember This Photopolymer Stamp Set. I stamped the large flower in Lava Rock and then masked it and stamped the smaller flowers and leaves. After removing the mask I added two more layers to the large flower with Moon Rock and Evening Gray. My greeting is from the Altenew Celebrations Photopolymer Stamp Set and is stamped in Lava Rock. I was going to add a few sequins but actually like the card just the way it is! I hope that you enjoyed my Design Team card for this week’s Stamp, Ink, Paper Challenge! There are some excellent projects over on the BLOG from the rest of the Design Team so make sure you take a look! We would love to see your project in the gallery too! Thank you for taking some time to come by and see me today! Have a great Tuesday! 🙂

Products used:

Stamp Sets: Remember This and Celebrations Photopolymer (Altenew)

Ink: Lava Rock, Moon Rock, Evening Gray and Morning Frost Crisp Ink (Altenew)

Card Stock: Solar White 110lb (Neenah)

Tools: Scissors, Mini MISTI and Post-it Notes

The links below take you to the Stamp, Ink, Paper Store where you can purchase the items used on today’s project!


Mojo Monday 494

Mojo Monday 494

I had a nice quiet but productive Sunday. I got a bunch of cleaning done, vacuumed the inside of my car and ran a few errands wth Taylor. There was a little TV watching thrown in there too. It was a nice sunny day so being outside was a definite must. Not a terrible way to spend a Sunday! Today more fun at the Store! 😀

What’s the best way to chase away the Monday’s? Why with a new Mojo Monday Sketch of course…

My card starts with a base of Neenah Solar White 110lb Card Stock. I ran a strip of Ballerina Pink, with the end flagged, down the center. Next up is a piece of Lawn Fawn Watercolor Wishes Petite Paper that I cut with the Lawn Fawn Scalloped Rectangle Stackables and adhered to the card with Fun Foam and E-Z Runner. I used the Lawn Fawn Fab Flowers Photopolymer Stamp Set to create some patterned paper of my own, stamping the rose in Ballet Slippers and Minty Fresh. It’s cut out with the Lawn Fawn Large Dotted Squares Stackables Lawn Cuts. On top and to the lower left of that is a piece of Kraft that I cut out with the Lawn Fawn Small Dotted Circles Stackables and adhered to the card with 3D Foam Squares. More flowers are stamped and cut out with the Coordinating Lawn Cuts and adhered to the Kraft Circle with more 3D Foam Squares. My greeting is from the Lawn Fawn Happy, Happy, Happy Photopolymer Stamp Set. I stamped the Happy in Ballet Slippers and cut it out with the Coordinating Lawn Cut and the rest of the greeting is stamped in Minty Fresh onto a strip of Solar White 80lb and adhered to the card with still more 3D Foam Squares. I love the subtle look of the flower stamped in the same color for both layers! I hope that you enjoyed my Design Team card for this week’s Mojo Monday Sketch Challenge! Head on over to the BLOG and see the rest of the Team’s cards and enter yours in the gallery! Thanks so much for starting your week off with me! Have a magnificent Monday! 🙂

Products used:

Stamp Sets: Fab Flowers and Happy, Happy, Happy Photopolymer (Lawn Fawn)

Ink: Ballet Slippers and Minty Fresh (Lawn Fawn)

Card Stock: Solar White 110lb and 80lb (Neenah), Kraft and Ballerina Pink (My Colors)

Patterned Paper: Watercolor Wishes Petite Paper Pack (Lawn Fawn)

Dies: Fab Flowers, Happy, Happy, Happy, Scalloped Rectangles Stackables, Small Dotted Circles and Large Dotted Squares Stackables Lawn Cuts (Lawn Fawn)

Adhesives: E-Z Runner Ultra Strong and 3D Foam Squares (Scrapbook Adhesives)

Tools: Big Shot and Fun Foam

The links below take you to the Stamp, Ink, Paper Store where you can purchase the items used on today’s project!

Floral Happy On!

Floral Happy On!

Another rainy overcast day but that didn’t matter because of the crop inside the Store! I had fun as I always do! Got to spend some time with my friend Evelyn, we chatted about her upcoming trip to London and Europe. After work I came home and had some dinner. Then I decided that it was time to do some cleaning so I tackled the closet in the dining room and threw out a nice big black garbage bag of crap! Feels good to purge! Today I’m off and I don’t have a lot planned so we’ll see where the day takes me! 😀

I have yet another stamped background card to share with you today! I used the Concord & 9th Fill-In Phrases Photopolymer Stamp Set to stamp my background in Moonstone and Minty Fresh Ink onto a card base of Neenah Solar White 110lb Card Stock. My sentiment is heat embossed in Hero Arts Gold Embossing Powder onto a piece of 48lb Vellum. To adhered it to the card I used Kool-Tak Clear Foam Tape and hid teeny tiny pieces behind the embossing. Just a few Pretty Pink Posh Gold Sequins and the card is finished! As you can see I’m really enjoying the stamped backgrounds! I hope that you like today’s card! Thanks for stopping by and have a simple Sunday! 🙂

Products used:

Stamp Set: Fill-In Phrases Photopolymer (Concord & 9th)

Ink: Moonstone and Minty Fresh (Lawn Fawn)

Specialty Ink: Versa-Mark

Embossing Powder: Gold (Hero Arts)

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

Specialty Paper 48lb Vellum (The Paper Cut)

Adhesives: E-Z Runner Ultra Strong (Scrapbook Adhesives) and Clear Foam Tape (Kool-Tak)

Tools: Heat Tool

The links below take you to the Stamp, Ink, Paper Store where you can purchase the items used on today’s project!

Perfect Pineapple

Perfect Pineapple

It’s the weekend peeps! What’s going on for you? There is a crop today at the Store so that will be fun! Yesterday’s Card Class was great, everyone enjoyed the cards! Last night was quiet but I did manage to go over to Sue’s and get some Etsy stuff done. Not much else to report which can be a good thing! 😀

Today I have a pretty simple stamped background card to share with you. I started by stamping the images from the Concord & 9th Pop Art Pineapple Photopolymer Stamp Set in Sunflower, Doe, Jalapeño and Carrot Ink onto piece of Solar White 80lb. I adhered that to a card base of Neenah Solar White 110lb Card Stock, the front is covered in a piece of Black. Another piece of Black is die cut with the Concord & 9th Best Banners Dies three times. I adhered them to each other and to the card with Multi-Purpose Spray Adhesive. All that was left to do was stamp the greeting from the Concord & 9th Best Banners Photopolymer Stamp Set In Black Licorice and the card is done! Love the nice bright bold background with the die cut! I hope that you like today’s card and I thank you for stopping by to visit with me today! Have a sensational Saturday! 🙂

Products used:

Stamp Sets: Pop Art Pineapple and Best Banners Photopolymer (Concord & 9th)

Ink: Black Licorice, Sunflower, Jalapeño, Doe and Carrot (Lawn Fawn)

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

Dies: Best Banners (Concord & 9th)

Adhesives: E-Z Runner Ultra Strong (Scrapbook Adhesives) and Multi-Purpose Spray (Elmer’s)

Tools: Big Shot

The links below take you to the Stamp, Ink, Paper Store where you can purchase the items used on today’s project!

Freshly Made Sketches 284

Freshly Made Sketches 284

Happy Friday peeps! Thankfully it only rained in the morning and the sun came out for the rest of the afternoon! The first day of Card Class went well and I’m looking forward to day two! I was on my own for dinner again last night, the Parent’s were watching Daniel and Tristan. I can see where I fall on the importance list! LOL! My evening was spent watching TV again to distract my little brain! Good times! 😀

Today’s card is for this week’s Freshly Made Sketches challenge…

I haven’t watercolored in a while and I have these new to me Pearl Watercolors from FineTec, I needed to give them a try! The flowers are from the Altenew Botanical Garden Photopolymer Stamp Set, I heat embossed them in Hero Arts Gold Embossing Powder onto some Arches 140lb Watercolor Card. They are then colored in with the FineTec Pearl Watercolors and my Aquawash Brush. I used the Coordinating Dies to cut them out. Next I used the Altenew Happy Die to cut out a piece of Kraft and two pieces of thin chipboard (left over packaging!), some Multi-Matte Medium adheres them to each other. While I waited for them to dry I created my card base with a piece of Neenah Solar White 110lb Card Stock. I covered the front with another piece of Kraft and adhered a piece of Gold Glitter Card Stock down the center. The happy is then smooshed into my Versa-Mark Pad and heat embossed with Hero Arts Clear Fine Detail Embossing Powder, I did it twice to give it a really nice shine. To finish the card I adhered the flowers and happy to the card with 3M Foam Tape and added a few Pretty Pink Posh Rose Gold Sequins. I really like the FineTec Pearl Watercolors, they have a nice sparkle to them, it looks so much better in person! I hope that you enjoyed my card for this week’s Freshly Made Sketches Challenge! Thank you for spending a little of your Friday with me! Enjoy the rest of the day! 🙂

Products used:

Stamp Set: Botanical Garden Photopolymer (Altenew)

Specialty Ink: Versa-Mark

Embossing Powder: Gold and Clear Fine Detail (Hero Arts)

Watercolors: Pearl Colors (FineTec)

Card Stock: Solar White 110lb (Neenah) and Kraft (My Colors)

Specialty Paper: Arches Cold Press 140lb Watercolor and Gold Glitter Card (American Crafts)

Dies: Happy (Altenew)

Embellishments: Rose Gold Sequins (Pretty Pink Posh)

Adhesives: E-Z Runner Ultra Strong (Scrapbook Adhesives), 3M Foam Tape and Multi-Matte Medium (Ranger)

Tools: Big Shot, Heat Tool (Hero Arts) and Aquawash Water Brush (Pentel)