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Paper Players 355

Paper Players 355

As predicted most of yesterday was quiet. I read a little in the morning and then around 3:00 I headed over to Brian & Kim’s to celebrate Kim’s brother Kevin’s birthday! Heather and George were there so I spent most of my time with them. We had fun and it was good to see everyone! Taylor came by and spent the rest of the night with me, we watched a little TV. This morning I’m going to get some cleaning done! Ahh… Mondays! πŸ˜€

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

I went diagonal from top left to bottom right. My card started by me using the Concord & 9th Aloha Fill0In Stencils and some Sunflower and Lobster Ink to color the Concord & 9th Aloha Fill-In Patterned Paper. I trimmed it to 5 1/2 x 4 1/4 Β and then used the Simon Says Stamp Nesting Circles to cut out a piece from the left side. It’s adhered it to a card base of Neenah Solar White 110lb Card Stock. Then I placed it in my Mini MISTI and stamped the greeting from the Concord & 9th Aloha Friend Photopolymer Stamp Set in Sunflower inside the negative space of the circle. A few Teresa Collins Red Enamel Dots complete the card! I love the Fill-In Papers and how you can make them any color that you want! I hope that you enjoyed my card for this week’s Paper Players Tic-Tac-Toe Challenge! Thank you for starting another one of your weeks off with me! Have a magnificent Monday! πŸ™‚

Products used:

Stamp Set: Aloha Friend Photopolymer (Concord & 9th)

Ink: Sunflower and Lobster (Lawn Fawn)

Card Stock: Solar White 110lb (Neenah)

Patterned Paper: Aloha Fill-In (Concord & 9th)

Stencil: Aloha Fill-In (Concord & 9th)

Dies: Nesting Circles (Simon Says Stamp)

Embellishments: Enamel Dots (Teresa Collins)

Adhesives: Dot Runner (Tombo)

Tools: Big Shot and Mini MISTI

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Sweet Blackberry Birthday Wishes

Sweet Blackberry Birthday Wishes

What a nice Saturday I had! It rained for a little while in the morning but stopped by 10:00. I took a ride over to Jim’s to drop off some things and we ended up working on another project. This time we took two old wooden crates that he had in the garage and sanded the paint splatters off of them. We did a wash of a grey paint and then he had the genius idea of going over it with some black shoe polish to darken it up a bit! Here is what they looked like before we started…

And here is the finished product…

We just need to put legs on it and then it will be an end table for his den! I love the way the piece turned out! Who knew that refinishing furniture could be so much fun?! πŸ˜€

I was inspired by the color of the wood from yesterday’s project for today’s card! The background is a piece of Smoky Slate that I stamped the Hero Arts Designer Woodgrain Background on in Black. It’s adhered to a card base of Neenah Solar White 110lb Card Stock. My images and greeting are from the Hero Arts Color Layering Ice Cream Photopolymer Stamp Set. I stamped the cone in Soft Brown and Cup O joe and the ice cream in Passion Flower and Grape Juice. They are cut out with the Coordinating Frame Cuts. My greeting is heat embossed in Hero Arts White Embossing Powder onto a strip of 65lb Vellum and adhered behind the background. I added the cone and ice cream with 3D Foam Squares and a few Pretty Pink Posh Amethyst and Sand Sequins to finish the card! I love the fun gray woodgrain with the neat ice cream cone! I hope that you like today’s card and the end table! Thanks for stopping by to see what I have been up to! Have a simple Sunday! πŸ™‚

Products used:

Stamp Set: Color Layering Ice Cream Photopolymer and Designer Woodgrain Background Wood Mount (Hero Arts)

Ink: Soft Brown, Cup O Joe, Passion Flower, Grape Juice and Black (Hero Arts)

Specialty Ink: Versa-Mark

Embossing Powder: White (Hero Arts)

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

Specialty: 65lb Vellum (The Paper Cut)

Embellishments: Amethyst and Sand Sequins (Pretty Pink Posh)

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

Tools: Big Shot and Heat Tool (Hero Arts)

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Orage You Sweet 16

Orage You Sweet 16

Another nice day yesterday but some rain this morning. I went over to Heather’s early and spent the day with her catching up on some things while she worked. Around 5:00 I headed over to Brian & Kim’s, they needed a ride to a wedding so I drove them over to Floral Park and then came home and watched TV. Today will be a quiet day I hope! πŸ˜€

One of my friends asked me to make a card for a sweet 16 so this is what I came up with. It was inspired by a card that I saw on the Concord & 9th site! The card base is Neenah Solar White 110lb Card Stock I stamped the Sweet from the Concord & 9th Orange You Sweet Photopolymer Stamp Set in Carrot Ink. The crate is from the Concord & 9th Petals & Palettes Dies. I cut it from a piece of Desert Storm 80lb and stamped the woodgrain in Doe. The leaves are from the Petals Set and are stamped in Noble Fir on Noble Fir Card Stock and cut out with the Coordinating Dies. I stamped the oranges in Carrot on Fake Tan and cut those out with the Coordinating Dies. I adhered the crate, oranges and leaves to the card leaving room in the crate to stick in a gift card. The 16 is cut from more Fake Tan with the Hero Arts Classic Numbers Frame Cuts and adhered to the lower right on the crate. A few Pretty Pink Posh Sparkling Clear and American Crafts Orange Sequins finish the card! I love the sweet 16 with the oranges, a different take on a birthday card! I hope that you like today’s card! Thanks for coming by! Have a super Saturday! πŸ™‚

Products used:

Stamp Sets: Orange You Sweet and Petals & Palettes Photopolymer (Concord & 9th)

Ink: Doe, Carrot and Noble Fir (Lawn Fawn)

Card Stock: Solar White 11olb and Desert Storm 80lb (Neenah), Fake Tan and Nobel Fir (Lawn Fawn)

Dies: Orange You Sweet and Petals & Palettes (Concord & 9th) and Classic Numbers Frame Cuts (Hero Arts)

Embellishments: Orange Sequins (American Crafts) and Sparkling Clear (Pretty Pink Posh)

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

Tools: Big Shot

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Thanks a Bunch of Petals

Thanks a Bunch of Petals

Oh boy! It’s Friday! Yay! My day yesterday wasn’t as productive as the previous few but I did get a few things done. I was thwarted by a little visit from my buddy Daniel! He came over to get me and I went over to my Parent’s and spent some time with him and Tristan! She is trying to say uncle and it’s so cute, she’s almost there!

Isn’t she just the cutest?!?! Around 5:00 I headed over to Jim’s to help him clean out the garage and move a china cabinet into the basement. We got it all finished and it looks great! A little pizza for dinner and then some TV before calling it a night. This morning I have a bunch of computer stuff to get done, I think they said rain but who knows! πŸ˜€

Today I have a nice simple thank you card to share with you! I used the Concord & 8th Petals & Palettes Photopolymer Stamp Set. The flowers are stamped in Peachy Keen and the leaves in Freshly Cut Grass. I cut out three of the flowers and the leaves with the Coordinating Dies and stamped two of the flowers right onto my card base of Neenah Solar White 110lb Card Stock. The leaves are adhered with Dot Runner Adhesive and the three die cut flowers with 3M Foam Tape. My greeting is from the same set and is stamped in the same two ink colors and that’s it! I keep saying how much I love to just stamp, you get some fun cards and I get use my ink!! I hope that you like today’s card! I think you so much for your continued visits and wish you all a fun filled Friday! πŸ™‚

Products used:

Stamp Set: Petal & Palettes Photopolymer (Concord & 9th)

Ink: Peachy Keen and Freshly Cut Grass (Lawn Fawn)

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

Dies: Petals & Palettes (Concord & 9th)

Adhesives: Dot Runner (Tombo) and 3M Foam Tape

Tools: Big Shot

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Freshly Made Sketches 298

Freshly Made Sketches 298

I successfully completed the trifecta of productive days! Sue was over yesterday and we got a lot more stuff out of the Stampin’ Galley! All that’s left to do is take pictures and get it up on the Etsy site! We took a break and went out and had a quick lunch. After she left I did some chores around the house and then had dinner before heading over to see Heather for a bit. Once I got back home I made my card for today and watched some TV. Today I have some more projects to work on, it’s good to stay busy don’t you think?! πŸ˜€

That card that I made is for this week’s Freshly Made Sketches challenge…

Another pretty simple card using the Concord & 9th Orange You Sweet Photopolymer Stamp Set! On my card base of Neenah Solar White 110lb Card Stock I masked off the center strip and stamped the images in Carrot and Black Licorice. To define the strip I used my ruler and Copic Pen to draw black lines on either side. The upper right has a piece of Fake Tan Card Stock. My greeting is from the same set and is stamped in the same colors using my Mini MISTI. It needed a little something more so I added Pretty Pink Posh Sparkling Clear Sequins to the orange panel! Not very complicated and yes, you can tell how much I love that Set can’t you?! I hope that you like my card for this week’s Freshly Made Sketches Challenge! Thanks for coming by! Have a fun Thursday! πŸ™‚

Products used:

Stamp Set: Orange You Sweet Photopolymer (Concord & 9th)

Ink: Fake Tan and Black Licorice (Lawn Fawn)

Card Stock: Solar White 110lb (Neenah) and Carrot (Lawn Fawn)

Embellishments: Sparkling Clear Sequins (Pretty Pink Posh) and Copic Pen

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

Tools: Mini MISTI

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Paper Craft Crew 253

Paper Craft Crew 253

What a productive day I had yesterday!! I got so much done in the Craft Room, so much stuff gone though and piles of things ready to go! Feels good but there is so much more to go! Hopefully today will be a repeat! Andrew was over and helped, we went out and had lunch, so good to see him! Later on Taylor came by and so did Heather. She had a nice time in Florida but was glad to be home. Today I think I have my friend Sue, she’s good at getting me motivated! πŸ˜€

My card that I have to share with you is for this week’s Paper Craft Crew challenge…

I do so love a stamped background they are so much fun to make! I used the Hero Arts For You Flowers Photopolymer Stamp Set andΒ Soft Pool, Tide Pool, Mint Julep and Lime Green Ink stamped on a piece of Solar White 80lb. It’s adhered to a base of Solar White 110lb Card Stock. My greeting is from the same set and is heat embossed in Hero Arts White Embossing Powder onto a strip of Black 110lb. Some 3M Foam Tape adheres it to the card. For a little sparkle I added some Hazel and Ruby The Makery Green With Envy and Pretty Pink Posh Sparkling Clear Sequins! I love the colors together but then again I’m sucker for blues and greens! I hope that you like my Design Team card fort this week’s Paper Craft Crew Color Challenge! Stop by the BLOG and get some inspiration so you can share your card in the gallery with us! Thank you so much for visiting! Have a wild Wednesday! πŸ™‚

Products used:

Stamp Set: For You Flowers Photopolymer (Hero Arts)

Ink: Soft Pool, Tide Pool, Mint Julep and Lime Green (Hero Arts)

Specialty Ink: Versa-Mark

Embossing Powder: White (Hero Arts)

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

Embellishments:Β Green With Envy Sequins (Hazel and Ruby The Makery) and Sparkling Clear Sequins (Pretty Pink Posh)

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

Tools: Big Shot and Heat Tool (Hero Arts)

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SIP Challenge 109 – A Sketch!

SIP Challenge 109 – A Sketch!

It was a rainy Monday morning here but it did stop right at 1:00PM just like they said it would! That never happens! LOL! I got all caught up on my comments and went through more of the Stampin’ Galley overabundance in the morning and then went over to see Daniel at my Parent’s house. He is still just the cutest little boy! After dinner we watched PJ Masks together and then I came home and spent a little time with Taylor. Jim stopped by a little later and we watched TV and planned out next DIY project. Can’t wait to get started on that! I’ll be sure an post pictures when we are done! I think that Andrew is going to come by for a while today, will be good to see him! πŸ˜€

It’s Tuesday and time for this week’s Stamp, Ink, Paper Challenge

Today’s card starts off with a base of Neenah Solar White 110lb Card Stock. I used the Concord & 9th Flower Turnabout Photopolymer Stamp with Pool Party Card Stock and Hero Arts Gold Embossing Powder to create a panel. It’s backed with a piece of Desert Storm 80lb and adhered to the card with Fun Foam and E-Z Runner. My greeting is from the Concord & 9th Wonderful Words Dies and is cut from a piece of American Crafts Gold Glitter Card. To adhere it to the card I used Multi-Purpose Spray Adhesive. A few Pretty Pink Posh Gold Sequins fill in some of the space on the embossed panel and the card is done! I think that this would make a nice elegant wedding card, especially with the Tiffany colors! I hope that you enjoyed my Design Team card for this week’s Stamp, Ink, Paper Sketch Challenge! Go on over to the BLOG and see the rest of the Team’s cards and enter yours in the gallery! Thanks for coming by today! Have a terrific Tuesday! πŸ™‚

Products used:

Stamp Set: Flower Turnabout Photopolymer (Concord & 9th)

Specialty Ink: Versa-Mark

Embossing Powder: Gold (Hero Arts)

Card Stock: Solar White 110lb and Desert Storm 80lb (Neenah) and Pool Party (Stampin’ Up!)

Specialty: Gold Glitter Card Stock (American Crafts)

Dies: Wonderful Words (Concord & 9th)

Embellishments: Gold Sequins (Pretty Pink Posh)

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

Tools: Big Shot, Heat Tool (Hero Arts) and Fun Foam

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Paper Players 354

Paper Players 354

Another weekend whizzed by as they always do. I spent a little more time organizing the Stampin’ Galley again yesterday. It has become very apparent that it’s going to take a long time to get it done, I have wayyyyyy too much stuff! It didn’t rain again so I sat outside for a while, it was cooler so it was very nice. Today, more crafty purging, can’t wait to get it finished! πŸ˜€

I made a fun little card yesterday for this week’s Paper Players challenge…

I love when I can get a lot of use out of a stamp set and the Concord & 9th Orange You Sweet Set is a great one, so many different options! To start the card I used a few of the images from the set to stamp a watermelon background on a piece of Solar White 80lb using Lobster, Noble Fir and Black Licorice Ink. Next I trimmed a piece of 65lb Vellum to the same size as the stamped panel and lined up one of the Orange You Sweet Dies over the watermelon on the right and used the die to cut it out from only the Vellum. Then I heat embossed my greeting in Hero Arts White Embossing Powder in the upper left of the Vellum. It’s placed back over the stamped piece so I could decided where I wanted my Pretty Pink Posh Raspberry and Marshmallow Sequins. They are adhered with Multi-Matte Medium, after they dried I added dots of Multi-Matte Medium behind the sequins and adhered it to the stamped panel. A piece of Noble Fir is adhered to the back of that and then the whole thing is adhered to a card base of Neenah Solar White 110lb Card Stock. I do love the way the vellum softens the rest of the background and the cutout gives that one a nice pop! I hope that you like my card for this week’s Paper Player sketch challenge! Thanks for starting your week off with me! Have a marvelous Monday! πŸ™‚

Products used:

Stamp Set: Orange You Sweet Photopolymer (Concord & 9th)

Ink: Lobster, Noble Fir and Black Licorice (Lawn Fawn)

Specialty Ink: Versa-Mark

Embossing Powder: White (Hero Arts)

Card Stock: Solar White 110lb & 80lb (Neenah) and Noble Fir (Lawn Fawn)

Specialty: 65lb Vellum (The Paper Cut)

Dies: Orange You Sweet (Concord & 9th)

Embellishments: Raspberry and Marshmallow Sequins (Pretty Pink Posh)

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

Tools: Big Shot and Heat Tool (Hero Arts)

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Sunshine Bulb

Sunshine Bulb

Yesterday I finally got into the Stampin’ Galley and started to go through the overabundance of things that I have! There is a lot of stuff! It needs to be organized and thinned out! It was pleasant outstanding again so I spent some time enjoying the weather. Taylor came by last night and hung out, I do so enjoy spending time with the child! We are supposed to have some rain today. Maybe I’ll get through some more stuff! πŸ˜€

I have a relatively simple card to share with you today! I used the Concord & 9th Sunshine Turnabout Photopolymer Stamp with my MISTI and some Sunflower Ink to create my background. It’s adhered to a card base of Neenah Solar White 110lb Card Stock. My greeting is from the same set and is stamped in Black Licorice. The fun light bulb is from the Concord & 9th Shine Brighter Photopolymer Stamp Set. I stamped the base on Ionized Curious Metallic and heat embossed it with Hero Arts Platinum Embossing Powder. The bulb is heat embossed in Hero Arts White on a piece of 65lb Vellum and they are both cut out with the Coordinating Dies. A piece of 3M Foam Tape behind the base adheres the bulb to the card. Three Pretty Pink Posh Sparkling Clear Sequins complete the card. Yes, that light bulb is a favorite and I love it with the Sunshine Turnabout behind it! I hope that you enjoyed today’s card! Thank you for stopping by! Have a super Sunday! πŸ™‚

Products used:

Stamp Sets: Sunshine Turnabout and Shine Brighter Photopolymer (Concord & 9th)

Ink: Sunshine and Black Licorice (Lawn Fawn)

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

Specialty: Ionized Curious Metallic and 65lb Vellum (The Paper Cut)

Dies: Shine Brighter (Concord & 9th)

Embellishments: Sparkling Clear 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 MISTI

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Quick & Bright Hello Flowers

Quick & Bright Hello Flowers

Thankfully the rain has moved to Sunday now so we enjoyed another nice day yesterday! I did get a few things done in the morning and started my list of what I need to get done for the upcoming week. Dinner with the Parents as usual and then Taylor came by and we watched some TV before Heather stopped by and picked us up to run a few errands with her. She is off to Florida for a few days to see George’s Mom. I wish that I was heading somewhere for a few days! πŸ˜€

Today I have a super simple card using a really cool stamp! That stamp is the Concord & 9th Flower Turnabout Photopolymer Stamp. I used my MISTI and stamped it in Fresh Lavender, Peachy Keen, Sunflower and Carrot on a piece of Solar White 80lb. The leaves are stamped in JalapeΓ±o and the piece is trimmed to 5 1/2 x 4 1/4, it’s adhered to a card base of Neenah Solar White 110lb Card Stock. I used the hello die from the Concord & 9th Orange You Sweet Dies to cut out a piece of Black 110lb and adhered it to the card with Multi-Purpose Spray Adhesive. Love the Turnabout Stamps, they make quick work of fun backgrounds! How nice would it be to whip up a few of these cards and give them as a set to someone?! I hope that you like today’s card! Thanks for stopping by! Have a sensational Saturday! πŸ™‚

Products used:

Stamp Set: Flower Turnabout Photopolymer (Concord & 9th)

Ink: Fresh Lavender, Peachy Keen, Sunflower, Carrot and JalapeΓ±o (Lawn Fawn)

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

Dies: Orange You Sweet (Concord & 9th)

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

Tools: Big Shot and MISTI

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