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Freshly Made Sketches 279

Freshly Made Sketches 279

Ahh… the weekend! Yesterday we had fun at the Store with the last of the peeps for the March Lawn Fawn Card Class. I had some of the delicious pork loin that Jim gave me for lunch! Renee and I discussed upcoming classes and I made my card for today. When I got home there was a dog in the backyard. My neighbor upstairs came out and we checked the tags, turns out he lives down the street so he walked him home. I had a little dinner with my Parents and then came home and straightened up a bit. Jim came by and we watched Deadpool, very funny movie! Today there is not a lot going on at the Store so I’ll be able to catch up on some things! 😀

I do have to share the picture of Daniel and Tristan that my Sister-in-Law took of them in their St. Patrick’s Day outfits…

How cute are they?!

I got to play with a new set from Sunny Studio to make my card for this week’s Freshly Made Sketches challenge…

All of the images and greeting are from the Sunny Studio City Streets Photopolymer Stamp Set. I used my Mini MISTI to stamp the buildings, light post and greeting onto a piece of Solar White 80lb. To make the sidewalk and road I used a Copic Multiliner and my trusty ruler. My card base is Neenah Solar White 110lb Card Stock. I flagged pieces of Chinese Red and Pale Aqua and adhered them to the card. On top of that is another piece of Chinese Red. The stamped panel is adhered to the card with Fun Foam and E-Z Runner. My car is stamped and colored in with Copics with a little Stardust Pen added to the wheels and trim, some fussy cutting (I didn’t have the dies) and the car is ready to be adhered to the card with 3D Foam Squares. I like the buildings left not colored in, it really makes the car pop! I hope that you enjoyed my card for this week’s Freshly Made Sketches Challenge! Thanks for stopping by to see me today! Have a super Saturday! 🙂

Products used:

Stamp Set: City Streets Photopolymer (Sunny Studio)

Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black

Markers: Copics

Card Stock: Solar White 110lb and 80lb (Neenah), Chinese Red, Pale Aqua and Black (My Colors)

Embellishments: Gellroll Stardust Pen (Sakura)

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

Tools: Scissors, Ruler 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!


Fab Friday 108

Fab Friday 108

Yay for Friday! We had a nice chilly day again, all of the snow is still here! The Store was filled with people taking the Card Class and for the evening class my friend Jim stopped by. He even made a card and I was really impressed! He’s a natural! After work we came back to my house for a little TV. Today I have a morning Card Class and the I have to get working on more classes. I have fallen behind in my classes and need to get back to them!

My card for today is for the Fab Friday color challenge…

I have really been into the one layer cards lately so I made another one! The card base is Neenah Solar White 110lb Card Stock. All of the images are from the Concord & 9th Butterfly Beauty Photopolymer Stamp Set. I stamped the large butterfly in Butter Bar and Fresh Peach using my Mini MISTI, the body is stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black. The smaller butterflies are stamped in Butter Bar, Fresh Peach and Soft Apricot. I put the card back in the MISTI and stamped the greeting from the Concord & 9th Happy Words Photopolymer Stamp Set in Mint Julep. I added a few Pretty Pink Posh Sparkling Clear, Marigold and Tangerine Sequins for a little sparkle. I love to color but there is still nothing like just stamping some images on a card! I hope that you enjoyed my Design Team card for the Fab Friday Color Challenge! Make sure you stop by the BLOG and check out my other Teammate’s cards and lets see what you do with the colors! I thank you so much for coming by today! Have a fabulous Friday! 🙂

Products used:

Stamp Sets: Butterfly Beauty and Happy Words Photopolymer (Concord & 9th)

Ink: Butter Bar, Fresh Peach, Mint Julep and Soft Apricot (Hero Arts) and Memento Tuxedo Black

Card Stock: Solar White 110lb (Neenah)

Embellishments:

Adhesives: Multi-Matte Medium (Ranger)

Tools: Mini MISTI

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


Paper Players 335

Paper Players 335

Still absolutely freezing here and the wind down by the Store is unreal! It feels more like Winter now that it has all Winter! I keep telling myself that Spring is just around the corner, I guess we are still a few blocks from that corner! Other than the wind by the Store it was a nice day inside. I got more accomplished than I thought I would, that’s always a nice surprise! On my way home I spoke to Sue and then Heather. When I got to my Parent’s Daniel and my Brother were there so we all had dinner together. After dinner I spoke to Andrew and Jim, it was a busy phone night! Later on I took a ride over to Sue’s and spent a little time with her and her Husband Joe. We had a nice evening. I got a text from a friend that was so sweet, you know of those ones that just makes your heart feel full, what a wonderful way to end the day! Today is day one of this month’s Lawn Fawn Card Class, can’t wait to see all of my peeps!

While I was at the store I made a quick card for this week’s Paper Players challenge…

I used some more of the Add-Ons to the March My Monthly Hero Kit! My card base is Neenah Solar White 110lb Card Stock. I used the Hero Arts Wood Floor Bold Prints Background to stamp a piece of Solar White 80lb in Soft Brown and adhered it to the card front. My images and greeting are from the Hero Arts Produce and Seeds Photopolymer Stamp Set and are heat embossed in Hero Arts White Embossing Powder onto a piece of Lemon Lime. I backed it with a piece of Crisp Green and adhered it to the card with E-Z Runner and Fun Foam at a slight angle. Just a few Pretty Pink Posh Holiday Shimmer Mix Sequins and the card is done! I absolutely love that Wood Floor Background, it’s soon to be a favorite for sure! I hope that you like my card for this week’s Paper Players Challenge! Thanks for visiting! Have an awesome Thursday! 🙂

Products used:

Stamp Sets: Produce and Seed Photopolymer and Wood Floor Bold Prints Background (Hero Arts)

Ink: Soft Brown (Hero Arts)

Specialty Ink: Versa-Mark

Embossing Powder: White (Hero Arts)

Card Stock: Solar White 110lb and 80lb (Neenah), Crisp Green and Lemon Lime (My Colors)

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

Tools: Heat Tool (Hero Arts) 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 235

Paper Craft Crew 235

Well, guess what?! The weather men were thankfully wrong and we only got about 4 inches of snow and then it rained. The snow was really heavy to shovel as you can imagine, still better than the 18 inches that they said we were going to get! I’m sure that the ride to the Store will be fun, it certainly all froze overnight. I spent the day in the house yesterday watching TV and relaxing. I did make my card for today but that was about it. I’ll be glad to get out of the house today! 😀

The card that I made in the Stampin’ Galley is for this week’s Paper Craft Crew sketch…

I used the March My Monthly Hero Kit to make my card! The card base is Neenah Solar White 110lb Card Stock with a strip of Carta Bella Copper Dots Vellum 12×12 down the left side. I stamped my images from the March My Monthly Hero Kit in Memento Tuxedo Black and colored them in with Copics. The Coordinating Dies cut them out. I used a Craft Knife to be able to slide my carrots into the basket. The circle is a piece of Lawn Fawn Noble Fir cut out with the Hero Arts Infinity Circles Dies. I heat embossed the greeting in Hero Arts White Embossing Powder. A strip of Tip Top Taupe and a strip of Tangelo Twist are adhered across the card and then the circle is adhered with Fun Foam and E-Z Runner. All that was left to do was to adhere my bunny and basket with some 3M Foam Tape and the card is done! Love that little rabbit and his basket of carrots, so cute! I hope that you like my Design Team card for this week’s Paper Craft Crew Sketch Challenge! Stop by the BLOG and see the rest of the Team’s cards and enter yours in the gallery! Thank you for coming by to visit today! Have a wonderful Wednesday! 🙂

Products used:

Stamp Set: March My Monthly Hero Kit (Hero Arts)

Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black

Specialty Ink: Versa-Mark

Embossing Powder: White (Hero Arts)

Card Stock: Solar White 110lb and 80lb (Neenah), Noble Fir (Lawn Fawn) and Tangelo Twist and Tip Top Taupe (Stampin’ Up!)

Specialty Paper: Copper Dots Vellum (Carta Bella)

Dies: March My Monthly Hero Kit (Hero Arts)

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

Tools: Platinum Machine (Spellbinders), Heat Tool (Hero Arts) 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 90 – Shaker Card!

SIP Challenge 90 – Shaker Card!

Ugh! SNOW! They keep changing the totals but we are to get between 5 to 18 inches! That’s way too much! I know that I keep on whining but I’m over Winter already! Hopefully this will be the last hurrah and we will be able to move on to warmer temps! It was another nice day at the Store! My friend Arnise stopped by and Angie was in too. I got some things accomplished and also brought my stuff home, the Store will be closed today. I’ll get to craft in the Stampin’ Galley! I had a quick dinner with my Parents when I got home, chatted with Heather for a bit and then Jim came by. We watched YouTube videos and just hung out. A nice relaxing evening with a friend, who could ask for anything more?!

It’s Tuesday and that means that it’s time for a new Stamp, Ink, Paper Challenge! This week we ask you to join us and make a shaker card…

I do love to make a shaker and it’s been a while since I have. I started out by cutting a piece of Solar White 80lb with the Lawn Fawn Large Stitched Ovals Stackables Lawn Cuts and using both sides to add some Fish Tank and Merman Ink to another piece of Solar White 80lb with my Mini Ink Blending Tool. All of my images are from the Sunny Studio Froggy Friends Photopolymer Stamp Set. I stamped them all in Memento Tuxedo Black and colored them in with Copics. They are then cut out with the Coordinating Dies. I adhered the Lilly pad to my background and stamped the ripples in Fish Tank. The cattails and flower are then added and the sentiment is stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black. To make my frame I cut out a piece of Deep Blue with the Lawn Fawn Stitched Rectangles Stackables Lawn Cuts and adhered a piece of Acetate to back with Scor-Tape. A single layer of 3M Foam Tape is added and then I sprinkled some Pretty Pink Posh Holiday Shimmer Mix Sequins onto the background and adhered the frame over it. The frog and the flies are adhered with more 3M Foam Tape onto the Acetate and then the whole thing is adhered to a card base of Neenah Solar White 110lb Card Stock. I love that super happy little frog and the flies, so cute! I hope that you enjoyed my Design Team card for this week’s Stamp, Ink, Paper Shaker Card Challenge! Make sure and stop by the BLOG to see what the rest of the talented Design Team has made to inspire you and let’s see your card in the gallery! Thank you for stopping by! Have a terrific Tuesday! 🙂

Products used;

Stamp Set: Froggy Friends Photopolymer (Sunny Studio)

Ink: Fish Tank and Merman (Lawn Fawn) and Memento Tuxedo Black

Markers: Copics

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

Specialty: Acetate

Dies: Froggy Friends (Sunny Studio)

Embellishments:

Adhesives: E-Z Runner Grand and 3D Foam Squares (Scrapbook Adhesives) 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!


Mojo Monday 488

Mojo Monday 488

The start of a new week and they are calling for about a foot of snow for tomorrow! Really?! It’s March people, enough already! LOL! I played hooky from the Store yesterday, I have so many things that I need to get done around the house and I just needed a real day off! I went over to Heather’s in the morning and her George and I had breakfast. After that she and I went food shopping. When we got back I helped George put up some crown moulding and then Heather and I came back to my house to a bit of cleaning. I’m happy to report that I have a dining room table! Around 4:00 Taylor stopped by and then my friend Jim came over. We went to BestBuy and BJ’s to pick ups a few things, picked up dinner and had a nice meal at said table! After that we worked on a little project. Today I’m back at the Store with a little catching up to do! 😀

Monday’s mean that it’s time for a new Mojo Monday sketch…

I played with some new stamps from Sunny Studio for today’s card! The base is Neenah Solar White 110lb Card Stock with a strip of Bo Bunny Double Dot Wasabi Stripe Paper, torn on the top and bottom, adhered down the left side. My flowers and greeting are from the Sunny Studio Timeless Tulips Photopolymer Stamp Set. I stamped the flowers and leaves in Lawn Fawn Ballet Slippers, Bubblegum, Lobster, Jalapeño and Noble Fir Ink with my Mini MISTI and used the Coordinating Dies to cut them out. My background is a piece of Solar White 80lb, I used my Mini Ink Blending Tool to add some Merman Ink to it and trimmed off the edges. The greeting is stamped in Noble Fir and the panel is adhered to the card with Fun Foam and E-Z Runner. My flowers are added with a Quickie Glue Pen and 3D Foam Squares. I was going to add some Sequins or Clear Drops but decided that I like the card just the way it was! I hope that you enjoyed my Design Team card for this week’s Mojo Monday Sketch Challenge! Stop by the BLOG and check out the rest of the Team’s cards and enter yours in the gallery! Thanks for starting another week off here with me! Have a marvelous Monday! 🙂

Products used:

Stamp Set: Timeless Tulips Photopolymer (Sunny Studio)

Ink: Ballet Slippers, Bubblegum, Lobster, Jalapeno, Noble Fir and Merman (Lawn Fawn)

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

Patterned Paper: Double Dot Wasabi Stripe (Bo Bunny)

Dies: Timeless Tulips (Sunny Studio)

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

Tools: Big Shot, Mini MISTI 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!


Simple Fab Flowers

Simple Fab Flowers

Hello from the frozen tundra! It’s really cold and super windy here again! It was a nice day at the Store, toasty warm with all of the ladies at the Crop. I spent some time with my friend Evelyn straightening out her iMac in the morning and then made a few cards. Evelyn also made the Pop-Up Box Card from last week’s class. After work I had some Chinese with my Parents and then came home and relaxed. A nice quiet evening, just what I needed!

Today I have a nice simple card using one of my favorite sets from the latest Lawn Fawn Release! I created my card base from some Neenah Solar White 110lb Card Stock. All of the images and greeting are from the Lawn Fawn Fab Flowers Photopolymer Stamp Set. I stamped the stems and leaves in Jalapeño and Noble Fir onto the card base. My flowers are stamped in Fresh Lavender and Sugarplum onto some Solar White 80lb and cut out with the Coordinating Lawn Cuts. I adhered them to the card with 3D Foam Squares. All that was left to do was to stamp the butterfly and greeting in the same colors as the roses and then card is done. Super simple and would make a nice set of cards to give to someone! I hope that you enjoyed my card for today! Thanks for spending a little of your day with me! Have a simple Sunday my friends! 🙂

Products used:

Stamp Set: Fab Flowers Photopolymer (Lawn Fawn)

Ink: Fresh Lavender, Sugar Plum, Jalapeño and Noble Fir (Lawn Fawn)

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

Dies: Fab Flowers Lawn Cuts (Lawn Fawn)

Adhesives: 3D Foam Squares (Scrapbook Adhesives)

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 278

Freshly Made Sketches 278

As they promised it snowed for much of the day. We got about 4 inches or so but thankfully it didn’t really stick to the roads. I got to the Store and Renee said that she was going to stay home. She lives an hour away so better to be safe than sorry. I got a few things done and then around 1:00PM we decided to close. Heather was off yesterday because she had another procedure on her back so I went straight to her house from work. I got all caught up on my blog comments! Finally! Sorry for the delay! I do read them as they come in but the bank issues on Tuesday really messed up my week. I ran home around 5:00 and saw my little buddy Daniel, Tristan, Jason, Erika and my Parent’s for a bit and then went back over to Heather’s for dinner. She is watching This is Us, trying to get caught up so I watched a few episodes with her. I think she only has five left! Today there is a crop at the Store so it will be a very fun Saturday! 😀

The card that I have for you is for this week’s Freshly Made Sketches challenge…

I have a few new things from Sunny Studios and I haven’t really made an Easter card so I decided I need to make at least one! The card base is Neenah Solar White 110lb Card Stock with the front covered in a piece of Ballerina Pink. I used two pieces of paper from the Lawn Fawn Watercolor Wishes Petite Paper Pad, one yellow and one green. On the green one I stamped my greeting from the Sunny Studios A Good Egg Photopolymer Stamp Set in Memento Tuxedo Black and adhered the paper to the card with Fun Foam and E-Z Runner. My images are from the same set and are all stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black and colored in with Copics. The Coordinating Dies cut the out and some 3D Foam Squares hold all of them to the card. I added a few Pretty Pink Posh Pink Blush, Raspberry and Amethyst Sequins and the card is finished! I do love that set especially the cute little happy chick! I hope that you like my card for this week’s Freshly Made Sketches Challenge! Thank you for coming by today! Have a super Saturday! 🙂

Products used:

Stamp Set: A Good Egg Photopolymer (Sunny Studios)

Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black

Markers: Copics

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

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

Dies: A Good Egg (Sunny Studios)

Embellishments: Pink Blush, Raspberry and Amethyst Sequins (Pretty Pink Posh)

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!


Paper Players 334

Paper Players 334

Guess what?! It’s Winter here again! Why won’t he stay away?! We are having some snow this morning, over it people! But it is Friday! So at least that’s good! I had a solo day at the Store yesterday. My Parents came by for a visit and we FaceTimed with my Aunt Shirley in England. Jan also stopped by to make the Pop-Up Card from last week’s class. After work I had dinner and then headed over to Heather’s for Thirsty Thursday. Stephanie was there and Brian stopped by too. Hopefully the roads won’t be bad and I’ll be able to get to the Store today. Ugh! Enough with the snow already! 😀

I did have a little crafty time at the Store and I made a card for this week’s Paper Players challenge…

I began by stamping the beautiful image from The Ton Haute Wedding Dress Photopolymer Stamp Set In Memento Tuxedo Black and using my Copics to color her in. I cut the image out with my scissors and then ran a Memento Tuxedo Black Pen around the edges. To give it some sparkle I used my Wink of Stella Clear Glitter Brush Pen to give a nice sheen to the dress. The background is a piece of Solar White 80lb that I heat embossed the Hero Arts Confetti Bold Prints Background in Hero Arts White Satin Pearl Embossing Powder. I added some Ballet Slippers Ink to the background with a Mini Ink Blending Tool. A strip of paper from the Lawn Fawn Watercolor Wishes Petite Paper Pad goes down the left side. I adhered the main image to the card with 3D Foam Squares. My greeting is from the Concord & 9th Perfectly Penned Photopolymer Stamp Set and is stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black onto another piece of Solar White 80lb that I cut out with the Lawn Fawn Stitched Ovals Stackables Lawn Cuts and that too is adhered with 3D Foam Squares. Just a few Pretty Pink Posh Sequins from the Sweet Pea Mix and the card is done! I have liked that stamp since I first saw it and I couldn’t hold out any longer! I hope that you enjoyed my card for this week’s Paper Players Challenge! Thank you for stopping by! Have a fun Friday! 🙂

Products used:

Stamp Sets: Haute Wedding Dress (The Ton), Perfectly Penned (Concord & 9th) and Confetti Bold Prints Background (Hero Arts)

Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black and Pen and Ballerina Pink (Lawn Fawn)

Specialty Ink: Versa-Mark

Embossing Powder: White Satin Pearl (Hero Arts)

Markers: Copics

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

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

Dies: Stitched Ovals Stackables Lawn Cuts (Lawn Fawn)

Embellishments: Sweet Pea Mix (Pretty Pink Posh) and Wink of Stella Clear Glitter Brush Pen (Zig)

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 Mini Ink Blending Tool (Ranger)

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


Where Creativity Meets Concord & 9th – Case a Designer!

Where Creativity Meets Concord & 9th – Case a Designer!

Hello again! I’m back for my second post for today! We have a new challenge over on the Where Creativity Meets Concord & 9th Blog for the month of March! This time we ask you to CASE a Designer!

Just choose one of the Design Team’s cards as your inspiration and go from there! I love Lindsey’s simple Lovely Cards! You can see the original post HERE. I thought the way that she used the Hello Lovely stamp to create a subtle background was so clever! First I used the Concord & 9th Butterfly Beauty Photopolymer Stamp Set and the Coordinating Butterfly Card Dies to cut out the wings, overlay and body for the butterfly. I positioned the wings in the MISTI and stamped the outline in Black Licorice and the fill-in in Juice Box. To hold them together I adhered a piece of Black behind the wings, adhered the Vellum die cut wings on top and then the body. For my card base I used Neenah Solar White 110lb Card Stock. I placed the folded card into my MISTI and positioned the flower cluster from the Concord & 9th Hello Lovely Photopolymer Stamp Set where I wanted it, inked it up with some Lawn Fawn Ballet Slippers Ink and stamped. While the card was in the MISTI I also stamped the greeting from the Butterfly Beauty Set in Black Licorice in the lower right corner. The butterfly is adhered to the card with a 3D Foam Square. I stamped two more of the small butterflies in Ballet Slippers and added a few Pretty Pink Posh Sparkling Clear, Ballerina Pink and Orchid Sequins to finish the card. I love that butterfly and the subtle stamped background, thanks for the inspiration Lindsey! I hope that you enjoyed my card for the Where Creativity Meets Concord & 9th CASE a Designer Challenge! Stop by the BLOG and see what the rest of the Design Team has done to inspire you and we would love for you to share your card with us in the gallery! You have the whole month to play along! Thanks for stopping by again today! I hope that you enjoy the rest of your Thursday! 🙂

Products used:

Stamp Sets: Butterfly Beauty and Hello Lovely Photopolymer (Concord & 9th)

Ink: Black Licorice, Juice Box and Ballet Slippers (Lawn Fawn)

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

Specialty: 48lb Vellum (The Paper Cut)

Dies: Butterfly Card (Concord & 9th)

Embellishments: Sparkling Clear, Ballerina Pink and Orchid Sequins (Pretty Pink Posh)

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

Tools: Big Shot and MISTI

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