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New Adventures!

Hello friends! I hope that you all had a great weekend! I had Tristan’s 2nd Birthday party on Saturday, I can’t believe that she’s 2, that went so fast! It was nice to get together with the family and the kids had a great time! We even got a family pic! My brother is missing because he took the picture!

And one of my Brother, Erika and the kids…

Tristan couldn’t wait to get that cake! LOL!

Now on to the reason for today’s post. As I’m sure most of you know I no longer have the retail store.

For the past few months I have been doing a lot of thinking as to what I would like to do with my career and skills moving forward and I keep coming back to Social Media and Blogging. After my Leadership Presentation on Pinterest for Stampin’ Up! in Houston back in 2014 (and grasping that I have 70,000 more followers than Tim Holtz does) I thought I must be doing something right! Prior to my present consulting career, in my last full-time job I was a Marketing Coordinator. Many of my responsibilities were creating posters, flyers, mailings and Social Media posts. That led me to take on all Social Media for The Ink Pad, a retail craft store in Manhattan.

I also do some Computer Consulting for individuals and businesses in Manhattan. To keep up with my craftiness and current trends, I’m on a number of Design Teams and also have my own Challenge Blog; Stamp, Ink, Paper. A few months ago I had the opportunity to help two very talented ladies rejuvenate their blogs by creating graphics and assisting with the set up. I really enjoyed working with both of these ladies and had so much fun helping them come up with fresh identities for their online presence! We spent time discussing what their individual styles were and how much they wanted to get out of having the blog. In the end both were very satisfied with their finished products! With that being said, one of my new ventures will be assisting others create a fresh, innovative new look for their blogs. Some folks may simply want a place to share their stories and creations while others may want to promote a business.

Are you or someone you know has been thinking about changing or refreshing the look of their blog? How about taking that first step to creating one of your own but don’t really know where to start? I’m here to help! I will work with you to derive a plan and steer it through to fruition. I’m also in a position to offer advice on Social Media and how to create engaging posts that get people to notice you,

If you are interested in finding out more and how we can get started send an email to jkcardsonline@gmail.com.

Thanks for coming by to check in with me! I look forward to hearing from you and hope that you all have a magnificent Monday! 🙂

 

You can check out the two blogs below:

Design with Ink

The Crafty She Shack

 

You can follow The Ink Pad on:

Instagram

Twitter

Facebook

Pinterest

 

SIP Challenge 158 – Christmas in July!

SIP Challenge 158 – Christmas in July!

Hello peeps! Just popping in with a quick post for this week’s Stamp, Ink, Paper Challenge. The actual Stamp, Ink, Paper site is having major issues this morning so the post won’t be up for a little while. But the Design Team has all of their posts up and I’ll link to them below! Now for this week’s challenge badge…

I used some old and new sets from Concord & 9th for my card. To start I heat embossed the lightbulb from the Concord & 9th Shine On Photopolymer Stamp Set in Hero Arts Silver Embossing Powder onto a piece of Gold Metallic 27lb Vellum. The top of the bulb is also heat embossed in Silver onto a piece of Ionized Curious Metallic. I used the Coordinating Dies to cut them out. Onto a piece of Solar White 80lb I heat embossed my greeting from the Concord & 9th Ornamental Photopolymer Stamp Set in Hero Arts Gold Embossing Powder using my Mini MISTI so that I could do it twice to make it a little brighter. The background with the greeting is then adhered to a card base of Neenah Solar White 100lb Card Stock. I added the bulb with 3M Foam Tape and then a few Pretty Pink Posh Gold Sequins complete the card. I do love the simplicity and metallic elements on the card! I hope that you enjoyed my card for this week’s Stamp, Ink, Paper Challenge! Once the BLOG is up I hope that you will check out the rest of the Team’s cards and share yours with us in the gallery! Thanks for stopping by and enjoy the rest of your Tuesday! 🙂

Products used:

Stamp Sets: Shine On and Ornamental Photopolymer (Concord & 9th)

Specialty Ink: Versa-Mark

Embossing Powder: Silver and Gold (Hero Arts)

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

Specialty: Gold Metallic 27lb Vellum and Ionized Curious Metallic (The Paper Cut)

Dies: Shine On (Concord & 9th)

Embellishments: 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 Mini MISTI

 

Design Team Cards:

Amy

Carolyn

Jenny

Sarah

Andrea

Tina

Where Creativity Meets Concord & 9th – Mixed Media!

Where Creativity Meets Concord & 9th – Mixed Media!

Happy Monday! I trust that you all had a nice weekend! I did! Yesterday I went out East with a friend, we had lunch by a stream and then stopped in Port Jefferson on the way back. It was the perfect day for a road trip in the convertible! I also picked up a Rhubarb Pie, my Great Grandmother used to grow Rhubarb and makes pies when I was little! The pie wasn’t as good as hers but it definitely brought back memories! 😀

It’s release day over at Concord & 9th so that means that it’s time for a new challenge over on the Where Creativity Meets Concord & 9th blog…

I got use one of the NEW Stamp and Die Sets from this month’s release to make my card! I also dug out some Glitter Paste and used a lot of pink and a little ribbon, now there are a few things I don’t often use! My background is a piece of Iridescent Pink 65lb Card. I used my Palette Knife to add Bo Bunny Sugar Glitter Paste through the Concord & 9th Retro Petals Turnabout Stencil and set it aside to dry. From the Concord & 9th Laurel Frame Photopolymer Stamp Set I stamped the wreath in Jalapeño and Noble Fir and the flowers in Ballet Slippers, Peachy Keen and Bubblegum using my Mini MISTI. They are cut out with the Coordinating Dies. Once the background was dry I added a piece of Stampin’ Up! 1 1/4″ Pink Pirouette Ribbon and adhered it around the back. The background is then added to a card base of Neenah Solar White 110lb Card Stock. To adhere the wreath and flowers I used 3M Foam Tape. Finally, I cut out the hello, also from the Laurel Frames Dies, from more 110lb and used Multi-Matte Medium to add it to the ribbon. The pictures don’t do the Sugar Paste justice, it’s subtle but nice and sparkly!

I hope that you like my Design Team card for this month’s Where Creativity Meets Concord & 9th Mixed Media Challenge! We hope that you will take some time to share your creation with us! Head over to the BLOG for more inspiration! Don’t forget that you can follow us on Instagram and Facebook! Thanks for starting your week off here with me! Have a marvelous Monday! 🙂

Products used:

Stamp Set: Laurel Frame Photopolymer (Concord & 9th)

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

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

Specialty: Iridescent Pink 65lb (The Paper Cut)

Other: Sugar Glitter Paste (Bo Bunny)

Stencil: Retro Petals Turnabout (Concord &9th)

Dies: Laurel Frame (Concord & 9th)

Ribbon: 1 1/4″ Pink Pirouette Grosgrain (Stampin’ Up!)

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

Tools: Big Shot, Mini MISTI and Palette Knife

City Welcome – Where Creativity Meets Concord & 9th!

City Welcome – Where Creativity Meets Concord & 9th!

Hello peeps! I hope that you all had a safe and happy 4th of July! I went out to my friend Carol’s and got to see a bunch of friends that I haven’t seen in a while which is always a good time!

It’s time for my July Solo Post over on the Where Creativity Meets Concord & 9th Challenge Blog! You know that I love a little cityscape and the new City Stacks Stamps and Dies are perfect for making a little scene!

I started by heat embossing the buildings from the Concord & 9th City Stacks Photopolymer Stamp Set in Hero Arts Silver Embossing Powder onto some different shades of Grey 110lb Card Stock. I used the Coordinating Dies to cut them out. For my card base I blended Hero Arts Soft Pool Ink onto a piece of Neenah Solar White 110lb Card Stock to create a subtle sky. I wanted to make the card easy to mail so I added the different building to the card front with E-Z Runner. The welcome is cut from Silver Glitter Card and adhered to the bottom with Multi-Purpose Spray Adhesive. Pretty simple but I do love the different “streets” of buildings!

I hope that you like the card for my July Solo Post for the Where Creativity Meets Concord & 9th Blog! Don’t forget that you can follow us on Instagram and Facebook! We are getting ready to start our next challenge on July 9th, be sure to come back to see what the rest of my talented teammates have to inspire you! Thanks for stopping by! Enjoy the rest of your Thursday!! 🙂

Products used:

Stamp Set: City Stacks Photopolymer (Concord & 9th)

Ink: Soft Pool (Hero Arts)

Specialty Ink: Versa-Mark

Embossing Powder: Silver (Hero Arts)

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

Specialty Paper: Silver Glitter Card (American Crafts)

Dies: City Stacks (Concord & 9th)

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

Tools: Big Shot, Heat Tool (Hero Arts) and Mini Ink Blending Tool (Ranger)