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SIP Challenge 175 – Gratitude!

SIP Challenge 175 – Gratitude!

Hello my friends! It was a dreary Monday and that has continued into a dreary Tuesday. A good day to stay in and get some stuff done around the house. The kiddos are off from school and wanted to spend the day at my parents so I’ll have them tomorrow. I did go over and have breakfast with them this morning. Now to get some stuff done here! ๐Ÿ˜€

Tuesday and that means that it’s time for another Stamp, Ink, Paper challenge…

I felt like doing some heat embossing so I did just that… and a lot! My background is created using the Concord & 9th Deck the Halls Turnabout Photopolymer Stamp. I put it into my MISTI and used Versa-Mark to stamp it each time onto a piece of Grey 110lb Card Stock. It’s coated with Hero Artsย Gold, Platinum, Copper and Brass Embossing Powder and heat set then trimmed to 5 1/2″ x 4 1/4″. My card is a piece of lighter Grey 110lb Card Stock and I adhered the background to the front. For my greeting I used the Concord & 9th Grateful Leaves Dies to cut out the grateful from three pieces of Grey 110lb. They are adhered to each other with Multi-Purpose Spray Adhesive. Before adding it to the card I used my Wink of Stella Clear Glitter Brush Pen to add some sparkle. A pretty simple card with a big impact thanks to all of that metallic embossing powder! I hope that you like my Design Team card for this week’s Stamp, Ink, Paper Gratitude Challenge! Check out the rest of Team’s cards over on the BLOG and share your take with us in the gallery! Thanks so much for visiting today! Enjoy the rest of your Tuesday! ๐Ÿ™‚

Products used:

Stamp Set: Deck the Halls Turnabout Photopolymer (Concord & 9th)

Specialty Ink: Versa-Mark

Embossing Powder: Gold, Platinum, Copper and Brass (Hero Arts)

Card Stock: Grey 110lb (Recollections)

Dies: Grateful Leaves (Concord & 9th)

Embellishments: Wink of Stella Clear Glitter Brush Pen (Zig)

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

Tools: Gemini Jr. (Crafter’s Companion), Heat Tool (Hero Arts) and MISTI

SIP Challenge 174 – Trick or Treat!

SIP Challenge 174 – Trick or Treat!

Hello friends! How was your Monday?! Mine was pretty good. The kiddos behaved themselves, you can’t ask for more than that! When I got home I finally used my InstaPot that I got to make some rice pudding. It was quick and easy and turned out great! I’ll have to find some more things to make in it. There are hundreds of recipes on Pinterest so that should be too hard! ๐Ÿ˜€

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

I’m not much of a Halloween fan so I went with Fall for my card. To create my background I used a piece of Bristol Smooth Card Stock with my Mini Ink Blending Tools to add Mustard Seed, Carved Pumpkin and Barn Door Distress Oxide Ink. It’s splattered with a little water. I stamped the Thankful from the Concord & 9th Thankful Leaves Turnabout Photopolymer Stamp Set in Versa-Fine Onyx Black and then adhered the panel to a card base of Neenah Solar White 110lb Card Stock. My leaf is cut from a piece of Copper Glitter Paper from the Concord & 9th Summer Glitter Paper Pack using the Concord & 9th Thankful Leaf Die. I adhered it to the card with Glue Tube. For a little added sparkle I dug through my stash and found some Neat & Tangled Festive Fall Sequins. Love the Distress Oxides on the Bristol Smooth! A fun simple fall card! I hope that you like my Design Team card for this week’s Stamp, Ink, Paper Trick or Treat Challenge! Stop by the BLOG and see what the rest of the Design Team has come up with and share your card with in the gallery! Thanks for spending a little time with me today! Enjoy the rest of your Tuesday! ๐Ÿ™‚

Products used:

Stamp Set: Thankful Leaves Turnabout Photopolymer (Concord & 9th)

Ink: Mustard Seed, Carved Pumpkin and Barn Door Distress Oxide (Ranger-Tim Holtz) and Versa-Fine Onyx Black

Card Stock: Solar White 110lb (Neenah) and Bristol Smooth

Specialty: Summer Glitter Paper Pack (Concord & 9th)

Dies: Thankful Leaf (Concord & 9th)

Embellishments: Festive Fall Sequins Mix (Neat & Tangled)

Adhesives: E-Z Runner Ultra Strong (Scrapbook Adhesives) and Glue Tube (Lawn Fawn)

Tools: Gemini Jr. (Crafter’s Companion), Mini MISTI and Mini Ink Blending Tool (Ranger)

SIP Challenge 173 – Plaid!

SIP Challenge 173 – Plaid!

Hello my friends! How was Monday? Mine was not great. I had a small boulder hit my windshield and put a giant circle like crack right in the middle. That’s going to be a pretty penny to replace. I tried to call the company who’s truck it came off of and they didn’t even answer the phone. It’s always something. Tristan was a beast for the first few minutes when I got there but she settled down eventually. Daniel was an angel as always. I got a caught up on a few things while Tristan napped and then did a little laundry when I got home. Taylor stopped by and we ran to Target. Back with the kiddos this morning! ๐Ÿ˜€

It’s Tuesday and time for a new challenge over on the Stamp, Ink, Paper blog…

I went super simple, just stamping! To create my background I used the Concord & 9th Happy Plaids Photopolymer Stamp Set and some Ballet Slippers and Minty Fresh Ink. I stamped the pattern with a block and added it to a card base of Neenah Solar White 110lb Card Stock. The snowflake is stamped in Ballet Slippers and the greeting in Minty Fresh, they are from the Concord & 9th Snow Flurry Photopolymer Stamp Set, using my Mini MISTI so I could stamp the greeting a few times to make it a little darker. I used the Coordinating Die to cut it out and then added it to the card with 3M Foam Tape. That’s it! Simple and very non traditional colors, my fave! LOL! I hope that you like my Design Team card for this week’s Stamp, Ink, Paper Plaid Challenge! There is more inspiration over on the BLOG and we hope that you will play along with us! Thanks for visiting with me today! Enjoy the rest of your Tuesday! ๐Ÿ™‚

Products used:

Stamp Sets: Happy Plaids and Snow Flurry Photopolymer (Concord & 9th)

Ink: Minty Fresh and Ballet Slippers (Lawn Fawn)

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

Dies: Snow Flurry (Concord & 9th)

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

Tools: Gemini Jr. (Crafter’s Companion) and Mini MISTI

SIP Challenge 172 – Sketch!

SIP Challenge 172 – Sketch!

Monday done! How did you all fare?! I did pretty good. Daniel was good as always and Tristan wasn’t the little she devil that she has become! LOL! It was rainy here most of the day yesterday but should be nice today. I snuck into Manhattan on Saturday to go and see my friend Kim and then went to October Fest at the Firehouse with Kim and Brian. Saturday was the first day that I wore pants since April!! I’m not liking that fact! It’s getting chilly and that means that my least favorite season is coming! ๐Ÿ˜€

It’s Tuesday and time for a new challenge over on the Stamp, Ink, Paper blog…

My card is super simple! I used the Concord & 9th Snowflake Turnabout Photopolymer Stamp and some Soft Pool Ink with my MISTI to create my background. I stamped each turn twice to make the ink a little more intense. My greeting is from the same set and is heat embossed in WOW! Rich Pale Gold Embossing Powder onto a piece of Vellum. To cut it out I used the Concord & 9th Lovely Blossoms Dies. I adhered my background to a card base of Neenah Solar White 110lb Card Stock and then added the sentiment with teeny tiny pieces of 3M Foam Tape. All that was left was to add a few Pretty Pink Posh Gold Sequins. Like I said, simple but the heat embossing gives it a little oomph! 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 share yours with us in the gallery! Thanks for stopping by and enjoy the rest of your Tuesday! ๐Ÿ™‚

Products used:

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

Ink: Soft Pool (Hero Arts)

Specialty Ink: Versa-Mark

Embossing Powder: Rich Pale Gold (WOW!)

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

Specialty: Vellum

Dies: Lovely Blossoms (Concord & 9th)

Embellishments: Godlier Sequins (Pretty Pink Posh)

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

Tools: Gemini Jr. (Crafter’s Companion), MISTI and Heat Tool (Hero Arts)

Where Creativity Meets Concord & 9th – Layers!

Where Creativity Meets Concord & 9th – Layers!

I’m back! LOL! Here with my post for this month’s Where Creativity Meets Concord & 9th. This time we have a Layers challenge…

Lately I have been really into more clean cards but who doesn’t love a few layers to give a little wow to your project?! I started my card by stamping the Deck the Halls Turnabout Photopolymer Stamp in Lime Green, Soft Cantaloupe, Tide Pool and Soft Granite Ink onto a piece of Solar White 80lb with my MISTI. It’s trimmed to 5 1/2″ x 4 1/4″. My greeting is from the Very Merry Sentiments Photopolymer Stamp Set and is heat embossed in Hero Arts White Embossing Powder onto a piece of Vellum. I wrapped it around the stamped panel and added it to a card base of Neenah Solar White 110lb Card Stock. For my tag I used the Holiday Cheer Tags Dies and some more Solar White 80lb. I also used the ornament die to cut out the negative from the center of the tag holder. Onto the tag I stamped the ornament from the Holiday Cheer Tags Photopolymer Stamp Set in Lime Green and added the topper cut from a piece of Galvanized Curious Metallic. A piece of American Crafts Lime Green Twine is tied through the top and the tag is added to the card. It needed just a little sparkle and to take care of that I scattered some Little Things by Lucy Shimmering Pool Gems.

I love the colors and the pop of the white tag and sentiment against the bright background! I hope that you like my Design Team card for this month’s Where Creativity Meets Concord & 9th Layers Challenge! There is more inspiration over on the BLOG so head on over and check it out! We hope that you will share your card with us in the gallery! Thanks for coming by again today! Enjoy the rest of your Tuesday! ๐Ÿ™‚

Products used:

Stamps: Holiday Cheer Tags, Very Merry Sentiments and Deck the Halls Turnabout Photopolymer (Concord & 9th)

Ink: Lime Green, Soft Cantaloupe, Tide Pool and Soft Granite (Hero Arts)

Specialty Ink: Versa-Mark

Embossing Powder: White (Hero Arts)

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

Specialty: Galvanized Curious Metallic (The Paper Cut) and Vellum

Dies: Holiday Cheer Tags (Concord & 9th)

Embellishments: Sparkling Pool Jewels (Little Things by Lucy) and Lime Twine (American Crafts)

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

Tools: Gemini Jr. (Crafter’s Companion), MISTI and Heat Tool (Hero Arts)

SIP Challenge 171 – Fall Florals!

SIP Challenge 171 – Fall Florals!

Hey there everyone! I hope that you all enjoyed your weekend! Mine was great up in PA! We all had a blast with deck parties and dinners. We really made sure that the technical last weekend for the season was a great one! We also left early yesterday and really didn’t hit much traffic on the way home which is always the best way to finish a long weekend. I’m off to see the kiddos today, what are you up to?! ๐Ÿ˜€

I will have two posts for you today and my first one is for this week’s Stamp, Ink, Paper challenge…

I haven’t used my COPICS in a long time and I just felt like coloring so I stamped the large floral spray from the Concord & 9th Grateful for Everything Photopolymer Stamp Set in Amalgam Ink and set about doing some really simple COPIC coloring. Once I was finished I used the Coordinating Die to cut it out. My card base is 8″ x 8 1/2″, scored at 4 1/4″ and folded in half. The sentiment is from the Concord & 9th Just Because Photopolymer Stamp Set and is also stamped in Amalgam Ink onto a piece of Desert Storm 80lb and attached it to my card base with E-Z Runner Ultra Strong. My floral spray is added with the same. To give it a little extra I used my Stylus and some Forever Green Ink to add dots around the image. I love the simplicity and the bright pop of the flowers! I hope that you enjoyed my Design Team card for this week’s Stamp, Ink, Paper Challenge! Head on over to the BLOG to see the rest of the Team’s cards and share yours with us in the gallery! Thanks so much for stopping buy this morning! I’ll be back before lunch with my Design Team post for the new Where Creativity Meets Concord & 9th challenge! I hope that you’ll come back for that! Until then, enjoy your morning! ๐Ÿ™‚

Products used:

Stamp Sets: Grateful for Everything and Just Because Photopolymer (Concord & 9th)

Ink: Amalgam (Gina K) and Forever Green (Hero Arts)

Markers: COPIC

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

Dies: Grateful for Everything (Concord & 9th)

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

Tools: Gemini Jr. (Crafter’s Companion), Stylus and MISTI

Merry Little Lights – Where Creativity Meets Concord & 9th!

Merry Little Lights – Where Creativity Meets Concord & 9th!

Hello! I hope that you had a good week! I’m up in PA and loving every minute of it! Like a little piece of paradise in the country! It’s the last visit for me for the season. I still can’t believe that it’s October already. Where has this year gone?!

Itโ€™s time for my October Solo Post over on the Where Creativity Meets Concord & 9th Challenge Blog! I just wanted to stamp so I pulled out the Concord & 8th Merry & Bright and Very Merry Sentiments Photopolymer Stamp Sets! Onto my card base of Neenah Solar White 110lb Card Stock I stamped the greeting from the Very Merry Sentiments in Gina K Amalgam Ink with my Mini MISTI so the I could stamp it a few times to make sure it’s nice and dark. I then used the Christmas Tree Bulb image from the Merry & Bright Photopolymer Stamp Set and stamped it inย Lobster, Carrot, Sunflower, Jalapeรฑo, Fish Tank and Sugarplum randomly. To connect the lights I drew a line with my COPIC Multiliner and the card is done! Quick, simple and a fun card to make!

I hope that you like the card for my October Solo Post for the Where Creativity Meets Concord & 9th Blog!ย Donโ€™t forget that you can follow us onย Instagramย andย Facebook! We are getting ready to start our next challenge on October 9th, be sure to come back to see what the rest of my talented teammates have to inspire you! Thanks for stopping by! Have a fantastic weekend!!

Products used:

Stamp Sets: Merry & Bright and Very Merry Sentiments Photopolymer (Concord & 9th)

Ink: Lobster, Carrot, Sunflower, Jalapeรฑo, Fish Tank and Sugarplum (Lawn Fawn) and Amalgam (Gina K)

Marker: Copic Multiliner .05

Card Stock: Solar White 110lb (Neenah)

Tools: Mini MISTI

Paper Craft Crew 309

Paper Craft Crew 309

Ahh, halfway through the week! My brother is away this week so I have had the kiddos longer than usual. But they really are so good so I don’t mind at all. I’m off to PA for the long weekend early tomorrow morning. Last trip of the season which is a bummer. But we’ll make the most of it! Can’t wait to be in the country air again! ๐Ÿ™‚

Wednesday means it’s time for a new challenge over on the Paper Craft Crew blog…

I’m really loving navy lately! I started my card by adhering a piece of Silver Glitter Card to a card base of Neenah Solar White 110lb Card Stock. Next I used the Concord & 9th Snow Flurry Dies and the circle from the Concord & 9th Globe Greetings Dies to cut out the negative of the small snowflake from a piece of Blueprint Curious Metallic and adhered it to the card with 3m Foam Tape. My greeting is from the Concord & 9th Snow Flurry Photopolymer Stamp Set and is heat embossed in Simon Says Stamp Ultra Fine Steel Navy Embossing Powder onto a piece of Galvanized Curious Metallic and then trimmed into to strips. They are adhered to the card with 3M Foam Tape and E-Z Runner. A few Little Things by Lucy Nautical Sparkle Sequins and Pearls complete the card! Love the negative snowflake in the circle and the sparkly silver background! I hope that you like my Design Team card for this week’s Paper Craft Crew Sketch Challenge! Check out the rest of the Team’s cards over on the BLOG and share your take with us in the gallery. Thanks for visiting with me! Enjoy the rest of your Wednesday! ๐Ÿ™‚

Products used:

Stamp Set: Snow Flurry Photopolymer (Concord & 9th)

Specialty Ink: Clear (Simon Says Stamp)

Embossing Powder: Ultra Fine Steel Navy (Simon Says Stamp)

Card Stock: Solar White 110lb (Neenah)

Specialty: Silver Glitter Card (American Crafts), Blueprint Curious Metallic and Galvanized Curious Metallic (The Paper Cut)

Dies: Snow Flurry and Globe Greetings (Concord & 9th)

Embellishments: Nautical Sparkle Sequin Mix (Little Things by Lucy) and Pearls

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

Tools: Gemini Jr. (Crafter’s Companion) and Heat Tool (Hero Arts)

SIP Challenge 170 – Colors!

SIP Challenge 170 – Colors!

Hello everyone! I hope that you enjoyed your weekend and that your week is off to a good start! I can’t believe that it’s October already! It’s been cooler here but not cool enough to put away the shorts just yet! I’ll be off to PA at some point this week for Columbus Day weekend. Last weekend up there for the season until next Spring. Boy did this Summer fly by! ๐Ÿ˜€

Another Tuesday another challenge over on the Stamp, Ink, Paper blog…

I pulled out one of the little sets from Concord & 9th’s September release to make my card. I started by stamping the joyful from the Merry & Bright Photopolymer Stamp Set in Juice Box and then fussy cut it. Onto a card base of Neenah Solar White 110lb Card Stock I stamped it again in Minty Fresh to help with my placement of the pine branches. They are stamped in Minty Fresh and Noble Fir. I then adhered the fussy cut joyful with 3M Foam Tape and used my Stylus and the Juice Box Ink to add the little dots. Summer simple card with lots of white space! I hope that you like my Design Team card for this week’s Stamp, Ink, Paper Challenge! Head on over to the BLOG for more inspiration and share your creation with us in the gallery! Thanks for coming by and spending some time with me today! Enjoy the rest of your Tuesday! ๐Ÿ™‚

Products used:

Stamp Set: Merry & Bright Photopolymer (Concord & 9th)

Ink: Juice Box, Noble Fir and Minty Fresh (Lawn Fawn)

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

Adhesives: 3M Foam Tape

Tools: Scissors, Mini MISIT and Stylus

TGIF Challenge 179

TGIF Challenge 179

Hi everyone and a happy Saturday to you! I had a nice day with Daniel and Tristan. Daniel had picture day at school so I made sure that he looked all spiffy before he left! Last night I went over to Jim’s for dinner, he made homemade pizzas and they were delicious! Not sure what I’m up to today but I’m going to see if I can squeeze in some crafty time! ๐Ÿ˜€

I was playing around the other day with Distress Oxides and and made two backgrounds, one on Solar White 80lb and another on Bristol Smooth. I ended up using the one on the Bristol Smooth to make a card. I noticed that they have a background challenge over on the TGIF Challenge and I think this card fits the bill!

Here are are the two backgrounds side by side, the one on the left is Solar White 80lb and the one on the left is Bristol Smooth…

I made them by using my Mini Ink Blending Tool to add Peacock Feathers and Cracked Pistachio Distress Oxide Ink. To get the spots I flicked some water onto the panels and then dried them off with a paper towel. For my greeting I used the Concord & 9th Hearts & Love Dies to cut out a piece of Super Gold Curious Metallic and Gold Metallic Vellum. The thin love is adhered to the outline with Multi-Purpose Spray Adhesive and then to the card with Kool-Tank Clear Foam Tape. The hearts are adhered with Multi-Matte Medium. Super simple card but I do love those Distress Oxide Inks for making a quick and fabulous background! I hope that you enjoyed my card for the TGIF Challenge! Thanks for spending some of your Saturday with me! ๐Ÿ™‚

Products used:

Ink: Peacock Feathers and Cracked Pistachio Distress Oxide (Tim Holtz/Ranger)

Card Stock; Solar White 110lb and 80lb (Neenah) and Bristol Smooth

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

Dies: Hearts & Love (Concord & 9th)

Adhesives: E-Z Runner Ultra Strong (Scrapbook Adhesives), Kool-Tak Clear Foam Tape and Multi-Matte Medium (Ranger)

Tools: Gemini Jr. (Crafter’s Companion), Distress Sprayer and Mini Round Ink Blending Tool (Ranger)