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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! 😀

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 Jalapeño 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! 🙂

Products used:

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

Ink: Fresh Lavender, Peachy Keen, Sunflower, Carrot and Jalapeño (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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Fab Friday 117

Fab Friday 117

And it’s Friday! Did the week move a little on the slow side or is it just me?! I did complete my trifecta of productive days! I also ran a few errands and mailed out some packages. Jim came by around 5:00 and we watched a little TV and then went to Friday’s for dinner. I have a lot of rewards points so it was a cheap dinner to boot! LOL! I also stopped by Heather’s and saw her and Stephanie for a bit before coming home and calling it a night. I think we are supposed to get some rain today, the end of the perfect weather. But it will be just one day! 😀

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

My card base is Neenah Solar White 110lb Card Stock with the Concord & 9th Barnwood Background Stamp stamped in Khaki on the front. I used the Simon Says Stamp Nesting Circles Dies to cut out a piece of Solar White 80lb and stamped the images from the Concord & 9th Orange You Sweet Photopolymer Stamp Set in Catkin and Khaki Ink. I stamped a singe one and cut that out with the Coordinating Orange You Sweet Dies. My greeting is from the same set and is heat embossed in Hero Arts White Embossing Powder onto a strip of Black 110lb. I adhered the large circle to the card with E-Z Runner Ultra Strong and the single kiwi and greeting with 3D Foam Squares. A nice simple card with my favorite background and a fun greeting! I hope that you like my Design Team card for the Fab Friday Sketch Challenge! Stop by the BLOG and check out what the rest of the Team has to inspire you and let’s see your card in the gallery! Thanks for spending some of your Friday with me! Have a fabulous day! 🙂

Products used:

Stamp Sets: Orange You Sweet and Barnwood Background Photopolymer (Concord & 9th)

Ink: Khaki and Catkin (Simon Says Stamp)

Specialty Ink: Versa-Mark

Embossing Powder: White (Hero Arts)

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

Dies: Orange You Sweet (Concord & 9th) and Nested Circles (Simon Says Stamp)

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

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

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Freshly Made Sketches 297

Freshly Made Sketches 297

We are on a roll! Productive days are here to stay! LOL! I got all of my list accomplished yesterday and spent some time outside enjoying the weather! Taylor came by in the afternoon and we had dinner with my Parents. After, Heather stopped by and we ran some errands, she dropped me off and then I went over to her house for a bit. When I came home Taylor and I started to watch The Fall on Netflix. A very odd and disturbing show. This morning I have some odds and ends to take care of, another productive day is ahead! 😀

My card that I made yesterday is for this week’s Freshly Made Sketches Challenge

The card base for today is Neenah Solar White 110lb Card Stock cut so that when it’s folded it measures 4 1/4″ x 4 1/4″. The background is a piece of Soft Sky layered on top of a piece of Blushing Bride. My image is from the Concord & 9th Unicorn Awesomeness Photopolymer Stamp Set and is stamped in Black Licorice. I colored in the horn and hooves with my Signo Gold Gel Pen and cut it out with the Coordinating Dies. In the Dies there is the word magic and that is cut from some Gold Glitter Card Stock. I adhered the unicorn with 3M Foam Tape and the magic with Multi-Matte Medium. A heavy dose of Wink of Stella Clear Glitter Brush Pen is on the mane and tail along with a few spots on the body and to finish the card I added a bunch of gold dots with the Gold Pen. There are a lot of unicorns out there but I have to say this one is my favorite! I hope that you like my card for this week’s Freshly Made Sketches Challenge! Thank you for visiting! Have a great Thursday! 🙂

Products used:

Stamp Set: Unicorn Awesomeness Photopolymer (Concord & 9th)

Ink: Black Licorice (Lawn Fawn)

Card Stock: Solar White 110lb and 80lb (Neenah), Soft Sky and Blushing Bride (Stampin’ Up!)

Specialty: Gold Glitter Card Stock (American Crafts)

Dies: Unicorn Awesomeness (Concord & 9th)

Embellishments: Gold Signo Gel Pen (Uniball) and Wink of Stella Clear Glitter Brush Pen (Zig)

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

Tools: Big Shot

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Paper Craft Crew 252

Paper Craft Crew 252

We have been very lucky with the weather lately! Another beautiful day! I did get a ton of stuff done yesterday! Spoke to my friend Greg in Indiana, worked on a few projects, made a card! I had dinner with my Parents and then Heather stopped by for a bit. Taylor came by later on and we listened to 80’s and 90’s music. I’m going to make today another get stuff done day! 😀

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

I used one of my new favorite sets from Concord & 9th! The card base is Neenah Solar White 110lb Card Stock. I used the Concord & 9th Petals & Palettes Dies to cut out a piece of Desert Storm and stamped the woodgrain strip from the Concord & 9th Petals & Palettes Photopolymer Stamp Set in Doe. The flowers and leaves are from the same set and are stamped in Sunflower and Noble Fir. They are cut out with the Coordinating Dies and adhered to the card along with the Palette. I stamped the greeting, also from the same set, in Noble Fir, flagged the right end and adhered it to the card with more 3M Foam Tape. A few more flowers and a leaf are added to the left of the greeting. Some Pretty Pink Posh Lemon Sequins complete the card! I do love that palette and the bright yellow flowers! I hope that you like my Design Team card for this week’s Paper Craft Crew Sketch Challenge! Stop by the BLOG to get inspired and add your card to the gallery! I thank you so much for stopping by! Have an interesting Wednesday! 🙂

Products used:

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

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

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

Dies: Petals & Palettes (Concord & 9th)

Embellishments: Lemon Sequins (Pretty Pink Posh)

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

Tools: Big Shot

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SIP Challenge 108 – Fabulous Flowers!

SIP Challenge 108 – Fabulous Flowers!

Hello my friends! I’m so happy that you liked the pictures from this weekend’s projects! Jim says thank you too! Yesterday I did get a few things done in the morning, ran to the Post Office and had dinner with my Parents and Taylor. The child then came to my house and hung out with me for a while. I watched a little TV before bed to unwind a bit. I have a few phone calls to make this morning and then some projects to get finished! 😀

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

Ahh, florals! I have way too many how about you?! LOL! I started my card with a base of Neenah Solar White 110lb Card Stock. To create my panel I used another piece of 110lb Card Stock and the Concord & 9th Hope Labels Die. My flowers and greeting are from the Concord & 9th Hope Photopolymer Stamp Set. I stamped the flowers in Grape Soda and Juice Box, the leaves in Jalapeño and the greeting in Juice Box. To make the HOPE a little sparkly I adhered a piece of Silver Glitter Card Stock to the card base before adhering the panel to the card with 3M Foam Tape. A fun simple card with some neat flowers and a fun greeting! I hope that you enjoyed my Design Team card for this week’s Stamp, Ink, Paper Challenge! Stop by the BLOG and check out the rest of the team’s cards and let’s see your floral creation in the gallery! Thanks so much for visiting! Have a terrific Tuesday! 🙂

Products used:

Stamp Set: Hope Photopolymer (Concord & 9th)

Ink: Grape Soda, Juice Box and Jalapeño (Lawn Fawn)

Card Stock: Solar White 110lb (Neenah)

Specialty: Silver Glitter Card Stock (American Crafts)

Dies: Hope Labels (Concord & 9th)

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

Tools: Big Shot

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Fabulous Friend

Fabulous Friend

A very happy Monday to you! I had another super productive day yesterday with Jim. We finished all of our projects and I have a few pictures to share with you! First is a little storage made with unfinished wood crates from Michaels. We stained them and used screws to hold the two larger ones together…

Next up is the new table set up. I love the “chandelier” over the table…

Such a nice little set up to welcome you to the house! We added the flower boxes too! It really was a lot of fun to get everything done and then see the finished product! Can’t wait to see what’s next! He made a delicious dinner as always and we sat on the porch and enjoyed it for a while before I headed home. Today I hope to get all caught up on some of my projects! 😀

I got home late again last night so I needed another quick card! The card base is Neenah Solar White 110lb Card Stock. I stamped the greeting and images from the Concord & 9th Aloha Friend Photopolymer Stamp Set. The greeting is stamped in Hippo and the flowers in Freshly Cut Grass and Peachy Keen using my Mini MISTI so that I could double stamp everything. I added Pretty Pink Posh Lemon Drop Sequins and Pearls to the centers of the flowers and the card is done! I love the flowers in that set and the fun greetings! I hope that you like today’s card! I thank you so much for starting another week off with me! Have an absolutely amazing Monday! 🙂

Products used:

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

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

Card Stock: Solar White 110lb (Neenah)

Embellishments: Lemon Drop Sequins (Pretty Pink Posh) and Basic Jewel Pearls (Stampin’ Up!)

Adhesives: Multi-Matte Medium (Ranger)

Tools: Mini MISTI

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Moonstone Hydrangea

Moonstone Hydrangea

Well that was a very busy but productive Saturday at Jim’s! We refinished a coffee table, painted some furniture and lamps and painted the front patio floor! A few trips to Ace Hardware and Michaels and a nice dinner! What a fun way to spend a Saturday! I’ll be back over there today to finish up! 😀

When I got home last night I had to make a quick card and since it’s Simple Sunday it fits! The card base is Neenah Solar White 110lb Card Stock. I stamped the images from the Concord & 9th Petals & Palettes Photopolymer Stamp Set in Moonstone for the hydrangeas and Jalapeño for the leaves and stems. I stamped an additional hydrangea and used the Coordinating Dies to cut it out. It’s adhered to the card with 3M Foam Tape. The greeting is from the same set and is stamped in Black Licorice. That’s it! A nice floral thank you card! I love the Moonstone ink for the hydrangeas, it’s perfect! I hope that you like my card for today! Thank you so much for coming by! Have a simply perfect Sunday! 🙂

Products used:

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

Ink: Black Licorice, Moonstone and Jalapeño (Lawn Fawn)

Card Stock: Solar White 100lb (Neenah)

Dies: Petals & Palettes (Concord & 9th)

Adhesives: 3M Foam Tape

Tools: Big Shot

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Simple So Sweet

Simple So Sweet

Well, the rainy day did turn out to be a productive one! I got most of what I had to do finished! I also got a haircut and ran some errands and had some lunch with Heather. Dinner with my Parents and then finished the evening off with some TV. Today I think I’m supposed to go over to Jim’s to help with some projects! I never fins out until the last minute! LOL! Should be a fun day! 😀

I have a simple fun card for you today! I used the Concord & 9th Orange You Sweet Photopolymer Stamp Set to stamp some images and a greeting onto a card base of Neenah Solar White 110lb Card Stock. To line up the greeting I stamped the outline and then used my Mini MISTI to stamp the colored part. It needed something more so I added a few Pretty Pink Posh Onyx and American Crafts Orange Sequins! Like I said super simple card but I love the orange slices and fun greeting! I hope that you like today’s card! Thank you so much for coming by! Have a sensational Saturday! 🙂

Products used:

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

Ink: Black Licorice and Carrot (Lawn Fawn)

Card Stock: Solar White 110lb (Neenah)

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

Adhesives: Multi-Matte Medium (Ranger)

Tools: Mini MISTI

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Paper Players 352 & Freshly Made Sketches 296

Paper Players 352 & Freshly Made Sketches 296

Well, I did get some of the stuff done that I wanted to finish yesterday. I also had to take a ride over to Heather’s job to drop something off to her. When I got back home I went next door to do some laundry and locked myself out of the house! Don’t know how that happened! Around 5:30 I headed over to Heather’s, she made me dinner and we ran some errands. A good way to end the evening! This morning more stuff that needs to get done will get done! 😀

I have a double challenge card for you today! That almost never happens but I wanted to get my Paper Players card in before it was too late and I had an idea for the Freshly Made Sketches challenge so I combined them! Here are the two challenges…

My card base is Neenah Solar White 110lb Card Stock. I stamped the My Favorite Things Romantic Script Background in Smoke Ink onto another piece of Solar White 110lb and adhered it to the card with Fun Foam and E-Z Runner. The bird is from the Hero Arts Color Layering Bird and Branch Photopolymer Stamp Set. I stamped him in Thistle, Hot Mama and Grape Juice, his feet in Khaki, and then used the Coordinating Frame Cuts to cut him out. His feet are adhered with E-Z Runner and the body with 3D Foam Squares. My greeting is from the Hero Arts Many Everyday Messages Photopolymer Stamp Set and is heat embossed in Hero Arts White Embossing Powder onto a piece of Black 110lb. It’s adhered in the lower right corner and the card is done! I love that scripty background and the fun bird! I hope that you enjoyed my card for the Paper Players and Freshly Made Sketches Challenges! Thank you for coming by! Have a fantastic Friday! 🙂

Products used:

Stamp Sets: Color layering Bird and Branch and Many Everyday Messages Photopolymer (Hero Arts) and Romantic Script (My Favorite Things)

Ink: Smoke, Hot Mama, Thistle and Khaki (Simon Says Stamp) and Grape Juice (Hero Arts)

Specialty Ink: Versa-Mark

Embossing Powder: White (Hero Arts)

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

Dies: Color Layering Bird and Branch (Hero Arts)

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

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

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OSAT July Blog Hop – Very Vintage!

OSAT July Blog Hop – Very Vintage!

Another nice sunny day and I managed to be productive again! I got a few things done in the morning and watched a little TV. Jim came by after work and we had Chinese for dinner and watched Maleficent, still love that movie! I also ran over to Heather’s for a bit before calling it a night. Today I have lots more computer related stuff to get done. No TV until it is! LOL! 😀

For my projects today I’m participating in a blog hop with a bunch of my friends from one of the Facebook groups that I belong to. It’s called One Stamp at a Time Cards and More. If you have arrived here from the clever Jeanna Bohanon’s blog, welcome! This month we have a Vintage Theme! I’m not very good at vintage but I did have a lot of fun making my card!!

I started the card by choosing a piece of paper from the Prima Jodie Lee Butterfly A4 Paper Pad and I used the Tim Holtz Mixed Media #2 Dies to cut out the upper left corner. It is adhered to a piece of Early Espresso with Multi-Purpose Spray Adhesive. The butterfly is cut from another piece of paper from the same pad and a piece of Solar White 110lb. I coated the white with Versa-Mark and dipped it into my Hero Arts Copper Embossing Power and heat embossed it. Some more Multi-Purpose Spray Adhesive adheres the two butterfly pieces together. My greeting is from the Papertrey Ink Think Big Favorites Photopolymer Stamp Set and is heat embossed in more Copper onto a piece of 65lb Vellum. I folded the edges around the back of the background and adhered it to a card base Neenah Solar White 110lb Card Stock. The butterfly is adhered to the card with 3M Foam Tape and just a few Pretty Pink Posh Rose Gold Sequins complete the card. I do love that paper and the Mixed Media Die along with the butterfly! Makes for a fun card!

I hope that you enjoyed my Father’s Day cards for the OSAT Vintage Blog Hop! You can click on the next button below to go back to the start and see clever Andrea Tracy-Tucker has come up with!! Thank you so much for stopping by to see me today. Have a thoroughly awesome Thursday! 🙂

Products used:

Stamp Set: Think Big Favorites Photopolymer (Papertrey Ink)

Specialty Ink: Versa-Mark

Embossing Powder: Copper (Hero Arts)

Card Stock: Solar White 110lb (Neenah) and Early Espresso (Stampin’ Up!)

Specialty: 65lb Vellum (The Paper Cut)

Patterned Paper: Jodie Lee Butterfly A4 Paper Pad (Prima)

Dies: Detailed Butterflies and Mixed Media #2 (Tim Holtz)

Embellishments: Rose Gold Sequins (Pretty Pink Posh)

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

Tools: Big Shot and Heat Tool (Hero Arts)

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