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Paper Craft Crew 256

Paper Craft Crew 256

It was a gloomy day here yesterday and despite my best efforts to be productive you know how it goes when it’s gloomy! I binge watched some Netflix and caught up with a few friends. Some stuff did get done but not as much as I had planned. Today is another day and another chance to get caught up! How is your week going?! 😀

Let’s see… it’s Wednesday so time for this week’s Paper Craft Crew challenge…

I started my card with the usual card base of Neenah Solar White 110lb Card Stock. The images and greeting are from the Concord & 9th Petals & Palettes Photopolymer Stamp Set. I stamped the hydrangea in Moonstone and the leaves in Noble Fir. They are cut out with the Coordinating Dies. On my card base I added a strip of Silver Glitter Washi Tape and then the leaves and flower with 3M Foam Tape. My greeting is stamped in Noble Fir and just a scattering of Pretty Pink Posh Silver Sequins finishes the card! I do love that hydrangea, especially in the Moonstone Ink! I hope that you like my Design Team card for this week’s Paper Craft Crew Sketch Challenge! Stop by the BLOG and see what the rest of the Team has made and let’s see your take in the gallery! Thank you for coming by and speccing some time with me today! Have a wonderful Wednesday! 🙂

Products used:

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

Ink: Moonstone and Noble Fir (Lawn Fawn)

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

Dies: Petals & Palettes (Concord & 9th)

Embellishments: Silver Sequins (Pretty Pink Posh) and Silver Washi Tape

Adhesives: Dot Runner (Tombo), 3M Foam Tape and Multi-Matte Medium (Ranger)

Tools: Big Shot

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SIP Challenge 112 – Travel!

SIP Challenge 112 – Travel!

Another fun filled Monday! LOL! I did get some things done and helped out a few friends in the morning too! We had an extra early Thirsty Thursday last night over at Heather’s! Stephanie was there and George joined us too! We always have such a good time laughing and catching up! This morning I have to get working on my to-do list for the week! I have been putting off way too much stuff! 😀

So it’s Tuesday and what does that mean?! Well, it’s time for this week’s Stamp, Ink, Paper Challenge

I’m always looking for a reason to use that Eiffel Tower Die from Hero and this seemed like the perfect opportunity! To start my card I die cut the Hero Arts PaperLayering Eiffel Tower from a piece of Gold Mirror Card. I used a die from the June 2016 My Monthly Hero Kit to cut out a plane from a piece of Silver Glitter Card Stock. They are positioned onto a piece of Black 110lb so that I knew where to heat emboss my sentiment, also from the Hero Arts June My Monthly Hero Kit, in Hero Arts Platinum Embossing Powder. The black panel is adhered to a piece of Neenah Solar White 110lb Card Stock and then the Eiffel Tower and plane are adhered with Multi-Purpose Spray Adhesive. It needed a little more sparkle so I added Pretty Pink Posh Silver Sequins! I do really love that Eiffel Tower and the plane too! I hope that you like my Design Team card for this week’s Stamp, Ink, Paper Challenge! Stop by the BLOG and see the rest of the Team’s cards and enter yours in the gallery! Thank you for stopping by today! Have an excellent Tuesday! 🙂

Products used:

Stamp Set: June 2016 My Monthly Hero Kit (Hero Arts(

Specialty Ink: Versa-Mark

Embossing Powder: Platinum (Hero Arts)

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

Specialty: Gold Mirror Card (The Paper Cut) and Silver Glitter Card (American Crafts)

Dies: June 2016 My Monthly Hero Kit and Paper Layering Eiffel Tower (Hero Arts)

Embellishments: Silver Sequins (Pretty Pink Posh)

Adhesives: Multi-Purpose Spray (Elmer’s) and Multi-Matte Medium (Ranger)

Tools: Big Shot and Heat Tool (Hero Arts)

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Celebrate Balloons

Celebrate Balloons

Starting off the week with a smile! Is there any other way to do it?! I had a wonderful weekend! I was over at Jim’s again yesterday and we finished the end table and the chairs! We are really happy with the way they came out! I called the chairs Shipwreck Chic because we power washed them to get the four layers of paint off and it really distressed the wood! You can see the before and after…

We also finished watching Stranger Things, I’ll have to find a new series for us to watch now! I have a ton of stuff to get accomplished today! It’s a Monday for sure! 😀

Another simple card for you today! My card base is Neenah Solar White 110lb Card Stock. I added two pieces of paper from the Pinkfresh Studios Indigo Hills 6×6 Paper. The top one is adhered to the card with E-Z Runner and Fun Foam. My balloons are from the Concord & 9th Happy Balloons Photopolymer Stamp Set and are stamped in Fresh Peach. I used the Coordinating Dies to cut them out and adhered them to the card with more E-Z Runner. I do love to use sequins to fill in some of the white space on my cards so I added some Pretty Pink Posh Sparkling Clear ones today! I love that PinkFresh Paper, so nice and thick and the balloons are just fun! I hope that you like today’s card! Thanks for starting another week off here with me! Have a marvelous Monday! 🙂

Products used:

Stamp Set: Happy Balloons Photopolymer (Concord & 9th)

Ink: Fresh Peach (Hero Arts)

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

Patterned Paper: Indigo Hills 6×6 (Pinkfresh Studio)

Dies: Happy Balloons (Concord & 9th)

Embellishments: Sparkling Clear Sequins (Pretty Pink Posh)

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

Tools: Big Shot

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Hope You Know You’re Great

Hope You Know You’re Great

It couldn’t decided whether or not it was going to rain yesterday. It was cloudy for most of the day will little peeks of sun here and there. I actually ended up spending the day with Jim. We got Apple Music all set up for him, imported some CD’s into his computer and binge watched some Stranger Things episodes. I’ll be back over there today to work on some more furniture projects! A fun Sunday! 😀

I did whip together a quick card when I got home last night at 11:15! The base is Neenah Solar White 110lb Card Stock. I stamped my images and greeting from the Concord & 9th Hope Photopolymer Stamp Set. The flower is stamped in Minty Fresh and Merman and the leaves in Jalapeño. My greeting is stamped in Merman and Jalapeño in the lower right corner. I added some Pretty Pink Posh Aquamarine and Shamrock Sequins and the card is done! I do really love the simple cards, quick and fun! I hope that you like my card for today! Thank you as always for stopping by! I wish you all a simple and fun Sunday! 🙂

Products used:

Stamp Set: Hope Photopolymer (Concord & 9th)

Ink: Merman, Minty Fresh and Jalapeño (Lawn Fawn)

Card Stock: Solar White 110lb (Neenah)

Embellishments: Aquamarine and Shamrock Sequins (Pretty Pink Posh)

Adhesives: Multi-Matte Medium (Ranger)

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Cupcakes & Sprinkles

Cupcakes & Sprinkles

Yay for the weekend! I had a pretty busy day yesterday. Got my haircut in the morning and spoke to my friend Greg for a little while. I went over and saw Heather, we had lunch and I ran a few errands. The evening was quiet, just a little TV. Today it’s supposed to be rainy so maybe some crafty time?! Good way to spend a rainy day! 😀

I have another card to share with you today that uses the Concord & 9th Sprinkles Turnabout Set! The background is stamped with it using my MISTI with Freshly Cut Grass and Merman Ink onto a piece of Solar White 80lb. I adhered the trimmed piece to a card base of Neenah Solar White 110lb Card Stock. The cupcakes are stamped in Black Licorice for the outline and the same two ink colors to fill them in. My tag is cut out from a piece of Mermaid Card Stock with the Concord & 9th Sprinkles Tag Dies along with the cupcakes. My greeting is heat embossed in Hero Arts White Embossing Powder onto the bottom of the tag. I tied a piece of Natural Green Twine through the top and adhered it to the card with Fun Foam and E-Z Runner. The cupcakes are adhered with 3D Foam Squares and a little drop of Multi-Matte Medium holds the twine in place! I’m loving that Sprinkles Turnabout, confetti sprinkles in any colors! I hope that you like my card for today! Thank you so much for visiting! Have a spectacular Saturday! 🙂

Products used:

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

Ink: Black Licorice, Freshly Cut Grass and Merman (Lawn Fawn)

Specialty Ink: Versa-Mark

Embossing Powder: White (Hero Arts)

Dies: Sprinkles Tag (Concord & 9th)

Embellishments: Natural Green Twine (American Crafts)

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

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

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Sprinkled with Love – Concord & 9th Guest Designer for Feature Friday!

Sprinkled with Love – Concord & 9th Guest Designer for Feature Friday!

Happy, happy Friday peeps! Yes, another beautiful day, and yes I spent a good part of it outside. The morning was spent catching up on things around the house, I do need to be somewhat productive! It was a quiet day all in all. I finished the evening off by watching Collateral Beauty, not the best movie I have seen but not terrible. It’s going to be cooler today but no rain so we should be ok for the day! 😀

I have the extreme pleasure of being a Guest Designer for Concord & 9th this month along with the rest of the fabulous Design Team over on the Where Creativity Meets Concord & 9th Blog! For the next four Friday’s we will be featuring a new product from the August Release! This week it’s the fantastic Sprinkles Turnabout Stamps and the Sprinkles Tag Dies!

As soon as I saw the Sprinkled with Love greeting in the set I knew just what I was going to do! I started my card by using the Sprinkles Turnabout Photopolymer Stamp to heat emboss in Hero Arts Gold and stamp in Ballet Slippers, Peachy Keen and Bubblegum Ink onto a piece of Solar White 80lb. It’s trimmed to 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 and adhered to a base of Neenah Solar White 110lb Card Stock. Next I used the solid heart die from the Heartstrings Dies and the small heart from the Sprinkles Dies to cut out a large and two small hearts from a piece of Guava. I heat embossed the sprinkles in Hero Arts Gold and White Embossing Powder and the greeting in White onto the hearts. They are then adhered to the card with Fun Foam and E-Z Runner. Those Turnabout Stamps are just so cool and this one is no exception! Love it along with the greeting! I hope that you enjoyed my Guest Designer card for Concord & 9th! Stop by the BLOG and see the rest of talented Teammate’s projects! I thank you so much for stopping by! Have a fantastic Friday! 🙂

Products used:

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

Ink: Ballet Slippers, Peachy Keen and Bubblegum (Lawn Fawn)

Specialty Ink: Versa-Mark

Embossing Powder: White and Gold (Hero Arts)

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

Dies: Sprinkles Tag and Heartstrings (Concord & 9th)

Adhesives: E-Z Runner Ultra Strong (Scrapbook Adhesives)

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

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Freshly Made Sketches 300

Freshly Made Sketches 300

Hi peeps! Another beautiful day here on Long Island! I ran a bunch of errands in the morning and saw the kiddos for a little bit. Around 2:00 I headed out to meet Jim at Home Depot so we could pick up some more supplies and continue on with our furniture projects! We got a lot more done, the end table is almost finished and the chairs are all stripped and one is sanded. We had some Chinese food for dinner and I headed back to my house around 9:00. Steph came by for a little bit and we sat outside and chatted. I made my card for today and called it a night! 😀

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

I kept my card nice and clean and simple! The base is Neenah Solar White 110lb Card Stock. I trimmed two pieces of paper from the Heidi Swapp Hello Today Paper Pad and adhered them to the card to match the sketch. My fun ballon is cut out from Gold Mirror Card with the Concord & 9th Happy Balloons Dies and is adhered to the card with Multi-Purpose Spray Adhesive. Just a few Wood Veneer Stars and Pretty Pink Posh Gold Sequins and the card is done! I love that fun balloon with the happy inside, so cool! I hope that you like my card for this week’s Freshly Made Sketches Challenge! Thank you so much for stopping by! Have an awesome Thursday! 🙂

Products used:

Card Stock: Solar White 110lb (Neenah)

Specialty: Gold Mirror Card (The Paper Cut)

Patterned Paper: Hello Today Paper Pad (Heidi Swapp)

Embellishments: Gold Sequins (Pretty Pink Posh) and Wood Veneer Stars (Studio Calico)

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

Tools: Big Shot

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Where Creativity Meets Concord & 9th – Happy Anniversary Concord & 9th!!

Where Creativity Meets Concord & 9th – Happy Anniversary Concord & 9th!!

Hello there and welcome back! I appreciate you stopping by again today! It’s time for a new challenge over on the Where Creativity Meets Concord & 9th Blog! And it’s also Concord & 9th two year anniversary!

Can you believe it?! They have been supplying us with awesome products for two whole years! The rest of the Design Team and I will helping them celebrate all month long! We will be having Friday posts featuring stamps and dies from this month’s release! They also have a super fun stamp set this month that you can earn for FREE with a qualifying $60 or more purchase! You can find out more about that by clicking HERE! We are all featuring that set for our post today! Here is the challenge badge…

As soon as I saw the set I knew that it would become a favorite! We all make a lot of Thank You cards and this one is great for quick ones! My cards are all note card size with bases of Neenah Solar White 110lb Card Stock. I stamped the Concord & 9th Barnwood Background onto the fronts with Peacock and Jalapeño Ink. Next I stamped the greetings using the Concord & 9th Serious Thank You Photopolymer Stamp Set in the same colors with my Mini MISTI. The greetings are then adhered to pieces of 29lb Vellum and Fun Foam is used to attach them to my card bases. I could have been done but I added a few Pretty Pink Posh Sparkling Clear Sequins for a little sparkle! I also stamped the #seriously onto each of the backs of the envelopes! I was going to use these myself but I think that I will tie a piece of ribbon around them and give them to a friend as a little gift! I can always make some more!

I hope that you enjoyed my little card set for this month’s Where Creativity Meets Concord & 9th Blog! Check out the rest of the Design Team’s cards and we hope that you will play along with us and enter your card in the gallery over on the BLOG! Don’t forget that you can follow us on Instagram and Facebook! Thanks once again for coming back around today! Enjoy the rest of your Wednesday! 🙂

Products used:

Stamp Sets: Seriously Thank You and Barnwood Background Photopolymer (Concord & 9th)

Ink: Jalapeño and Peacock (Lawn Fawn)

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

Specialty: 29lb Vellum (The Paper Cut)

Embellishments: Sparkling Clear Sequins (Pretty Pink Posh)

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

Tools: Mini MISTI and Fun Foam

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Paper Craft Crew 255

Paper Craft Crew 255

The gloomy Tuesday morning turned into a nice day around 1:00PM! I can deal with that! I did get a few things around the house completed in the morning and then I took my MacBook and sat outside in the afternoon! I do love a little sit outside! In the evening I went over to Jim’s for some dinner and more furniture refinishing! We are working on some chairs and an end table. Pictures when we are done of course! 😀

And we are at Wednesday so time for this week’s Paper Craft Crew challenge…

A card base of Neenah Solar White 110lb Card Stock starts off today’s card. I used the Concord & 9th Globe Greetings Photopolymer Stamp Set to heat emboss the world onto a piece of Soft Sky with Hero Arts Copper Embossing Powder. The Coordinating Dies are used to cut it out. I also die cut a banner with the Concord & 9th Best Banners Dies from a piece of Black 110lb. The world is from the same stamp set and is heat embossed onto another piece of Black 110lb with Hero Arts White Embossing Powder. Before I adhered the globe to the card base with Fun Foam and E-Z Runner I added a piece of Copper Washi Tape. The world’s is adhered to the globe with 3D Foam Squares and the best with Multi-Purpose Spray Adhesive. A little cascade of Pretty Pink Posh Copper Sequins and the card is done! I love the world’s best greeting, could be anything! I hope that you like my Design Team card for this week’s Paper Craft Crew Sketch Challenge! Thank you for stopping by! Make sure and come back at 11:00! I will have my post for this month’s Where Creativity Meets Concord & 9th challenge! In the mean time enjoy your morning! 🙂

Products used:

Stamp Set: Globe Greetings Photopolymer (Concord & 9th)

Specialty Ink: Versa-Mark

Embossing Powder: Copper and White (Hero Arts)

Card Stock: Solar White 110lb (Neenah), Black 110lb (Recollections) and Soft Sky (Stampin’ Up!)

Dies: Globe Greetings and Best Banners (Concord & 9th)

Embellishments: Copper Washi Tape (Recollections) and Rose 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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SIP Challenge 111

SIP Challenge 111

That was a very rainy Monday indeed. It rained all day, not really helping with the Monday’s at all! I did get my computer stuff done that I wanted to in the morning and did a little laundry too. In the evening Jim came by, we had Wendy’s for dinner and then watched TV. I’m having him watch Stranger Things, so far he likes it! This morning I want to get more computer stuff accomplished. Wish me luck! 😀

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

The card base for today is Neenah Solar White 110lb Card Stock. I used the Hero Arts Waves Stencil and my Mini Ink Blending Tool along with Soft Pool Ink to create a background. The images and greeting are all from the Hero Arts Seahorse Color Layering Photopolymer Stamp Set. I stamped the large and medium seahorses in Cornflower. The additional layers are added to the large seahorse with Pool and Navy using my Mini MISTI. They are cut out with the Coordinating Dies and adhered to the card with 3D Foam Squares. I stamped three of the small seahorses in Pool onto the background along with the greeting in Navy. Some Pretty Pink Posh Sparkling Clear Sequins finish the scene. I do love that seahorse and the subtle look of the stencil behind it! I hope that you enjoy my Design tEam card for this week’s Stamp, Ink, Paper Challenge! Head on over to the BLOG and check out the rest of the Team’s cards! We hope that you will play along with us! Thank you so much for stopping by! Have a terrific Tuesday! 🙂

Products used:

Stamp Set: Color Layering Seahorse Photopolymer (Hero Arts)

Ink: Soft Pool, Cornflower, Pool and Navy (Hero Arts)

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

Stencil: Waves (Hero Arts)

Dies: Color Layering Seahorse Frame Cuts (Hero Arts)

Embellishments: Sparkling Clear Sequins (Pretty Pink Posh)

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

Tools: Big Shot and Mini Ink Blending Tool (Ranger)

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