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SIP Challenge 100 – Card Makers Choice and Blog Candy!

SIP Challenge 100 – Card Makers Choice and Blog Candy!

What does one do when it’s Monday and rains all day?! Why you stay inside and get some crafting done, do a little cleaning, spend some time with the child and run a few errands. I spoke to a bunch of peeps and got the shoe portion of my closet cleaned out! There was a little TV thrown in there for good measure. I will be picking Heather up again from the Car Wash this morning. This time it’s the inside! Maybe we will go and get a little breakfast?! 😀

Today is a pretty big day for the Stamp, Ink, Paper Challenge! We have reached our 100th challenge!! That’s a lot of challenges! There will be a bunch of blog candy given out for the winners of this challenge so make a card and play along! Did I mention that it a nice easy one too?! Card Makers Choice…

I dug out some stuff that I haven’t used in a while! My card base is Neenah Solar White 110lb Card Stock. For the background I used a piece of Ivory 110lb and added a piece of DCWV Mariposa 12×12 Paper to the bottom. Around the top of the patterned paper is a piece of Stampin’ Up! 7/8″ Cotton Ribbon with a piece of Papertrey Ink Natural Twine tied in a bow. The panel is then adhered to the card with E-Z Runner Ultra Strong. My flower and leaves are die cut from Tangelo Twist and Island Indigo using The Ton Petal Cut Peonies Dies. I adhered the leaves to the card with Multi-Purpose Spray and adhered the flower to a piece of Gold Vellum with the same. Using my Scissors I trimmed around the flower and adhered it to the card Kool-Tak Clear Foam Tape. My greeting is from the Mama Elephant Labeled Messages Photopolymer Stamp Set and is heat embossed in Hero Arts Gold onto a piece of Ivory, trimmed out with my Scissors and adhered to the card with 3M Foam Tape. I added a few Pretty Pink Posh Ocean Spray and Gold Sequins just for a little sparkle! The inspiration for the card came from the patterned paper and I love that Gold Vellum! I hope that you enjoyed my Design Team card for the Stamp, Ink, Paper 100th Challenge! We hope that you will play along by entering your card in the gallery! Need some inspiration? The rest of the Team has some great ideas over on the BLOG! I thank you so much for coming by today! Have a thoroughly amazing Tuesday! 🙂

Products used:

Stamp Set: Labeled Messages Photopolymer (Mama Elephant)

Specialty Ink: Versa-Mark

Embossing Powder: Gold (Hero Arts)

Card Stock: Solar White 110lb (Neenah), Ivory 110lb (Recollections), Island Indigo and Tangelo Twist (Stampin’ Up!)

Specialty: Gold Vellum (The Paper Cut)

Patterned Paper: Mariposa 12×12 Pad (DCWV)

Dies: Petal Cut Peonies Standalone (The Ton)

Embellishments: Ocean Spray and Gold Sequins (Pretty Pink Posh), Natural Twine (Papertrey Ink) and 7/8″ Cotton Ribbon (Stampin’ Up!)

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

Tools: Bog Shot and Heat Tool (Hero Arts)

Mojo Monday 498

Mojo Monday 498

What a nice weekend that was! Saturday night with Danielle and then Sunday Brunch with Heather’s family to celebrate her grandmother’s 90th Birthday! A nice way to start the day! Jim came by the restaurant and picked me up around 1:00, we hung out at my house for a bit and then he headed home. I had a little dinner with my Parents and then watched TV. I have a lot of organizing and projects to get through today!! It’s going to be a good week! 😀

Since it’s Monday that means a new Mojo Monday sketch…

My card base is Neenah Solar White 110lb Card Stock. The panel on the right is a piece of Black that I heat embossed in Hero Arts Clear and White Satin Pearl Embossing Powder with the Concord & 9th Triangle Turnabout Photopolymer Stamp and my MISTI. I only did two turns this time! Next up is a piece of Galvanized Curious Metallic that I cut out with the Hero Arts Infinity Circles Dies. It’s adhered to three strips of Real Red and that is adhered to the card with 3M Foam Tape. My love is cut from more Black using the Concord & 9th Love Always Frame Dies. I cut it out twice, adhered then to each other with Multi-Purpose Spray, heat embossed them with more Clear Embossing Powder and then used more Multi-Purpose Spray to adhere it to the card. I used one of the other dies in the set to cut out the three hearts from Real Red, adhered them with Multi-Matte Medium and then added a few Pretty Pink Posh Raspberry and Onyx Sequins to complete the card. I’m really loving the Turnabout Stamps from Concord, especially this one in the Satin Pearl and clear on the Black! I hope that you enjoyed my Design Team card for this week’s Mojo Monday Sketch Challenge! Stop by the BLOG and see what the rest of the Team has done and let’s see your card in the gallery! Thank you so much for starting your week off here with me! Have a marvelous Monday! 🙂

Products used:

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

Specialty Ink: Versa-Mark

Embossing Powder: Clear and White Satin Pearl (Hero Arts)

Card Stock: Solar White 110lb (Neenah), Black (Lawn Fawn) and Real Red (Stampin’ Up!)

Specialty: Galvanized Curious Metallic (The Paper Cut)

Dies: Love Always Frame Dies (Concord & 9th) and Infinity Circles (Hero Arts)

Embellishments: Red and Onyx Sequins (Pretty Pink Posh)

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

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

Simple Cuddles & Hugs

Simple Cuddles & Hugs

It was definitely cooler here yesterday but still very pleasant. I managed to get a few projects finished in the morning and then I settled in to watch a little TV. My friend Danielle called me around 3:00, she had tickets to go to Westchester and see the NY Pro Bodybuilding Competition and her boyfriend was sick so she asked if I wanted to go. Sure, why not, never been to something like that before. It was actually pretty interesting, they are very serious about the competition and I can’t imagine how much work it takes one to get in that kind of shape! A fun evening with my friend! Who could ask for anything more?!

I’m going to try, I’m saying try, to do a nice simple card on Sunday’s and we’ll refer to it as Simple Sunday from now on! Today’s is just that type of card. I stared by heat embossing the heart from the Concord & 9th Cuddles & Hugs Photopolymer Stamp Set in Hero Arts Gold Embossing Powder onto a piece of Peacock Card Stock. It’s cut out with the Concord & 9th Heartstrings Die. I then used the hugs die from the Concord & 9th Cuddles & Hugs Die Set to cut out the negative hugs from the heart and I also cut it out from a piece of Gold Mirror Card. The heart is adhered to the card base with Multi-Matte Medium along with the hugs. I added just a few Pretty Pink Posh Gold Sequins and the card is done! I love the inlaid hugs in the heart, especially since the hugs die leaves that little bit of white around it! I hope that you like my card for Simple Sunday! I appreciate your visiting as always and hope that you really enjoy your day! 🙂

Products used:

Stamp Set: Cuddles & Hugs Photopolymer (Concord & 9th)

Specialty Ink: Versa-Mark

Embossing Powder: Gold (Hero Arts)

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

Specialty: Gold Mirror Card (The Paper Cut)

Dies: Hearstrings and Cuddles & Hugs (Concord & 9th)

Embellishments: Gold Sequins (Pretty Pink Posh)

Adhesives: Dot Runner (Tombo) and Multi-Matte Medium (Ranger)

Tools: Big Shot and Heat Tool (Hero Arts)

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 288

Freshly Made Sketches 288

I was under the impression that it was not going to be as warm yesterday as it was on Thursday but it was! I went and took Heather to drop her car off in the morning and then came back home and had some Breakfast. After that it was off to get a haircut and then I met a friend for coffee. Around lunchtime I called Stephanie to see what she was up to, she had errands to run so I took a ride with her. We got McDonald’s and stopped by Heather’s for a bit. I had dinner with my Parents and then Taylor came by for a while. Today I’m going to get crafty a fun way to spend part of Saturday! 😀

I have my card for this week’s Freshly Made Sketches challenge to share with you…

Nice and simple! I started by using the Concord & 9th Triangle Turnabout Photopolymer Stamp with some Altenew Morning Frost, Evening Gray, Caribbean Sky and Mango Smoothie Crisp Ink and my MISTI. I cut the panel to match the sketch and adhered it to a card base of Neenah Solar White 110lb Card Stock. My lightbulb is from the Concord & 9th Shine Brighter Photopolymer Stamp Set. I heat embossed the base in Hero Arts Liquid Platinum Embossing Powder onto a piece of Galvanized Curious Metallic. The bulb is heat embossed in Hero Arts White onto some Heat Resistant Acetate along with the greeting in Hero Arts Gold. I used the Coordinating Dies to cut them out and adhered it to the card with a 3D Foam Square. A few Little Things by Lucy Brushed Gold Sequins and Rhinestones complete the card. I love that lightbulb heat embossed on the acetate, so cool! I hope that you like my card for this week’s Freshly Made Sketches challenge! Thank you for visiting with me today! Have a super Saturday! 🙂

Products used:

Stamp Sets: Triangle Turnabout and Shine Brighter Photopolymer (Concord & 9th)

Ink: Morning Frost, Evening Gray, Caribbean Sky and Mango Smoothie Crisp Ink (Altenew)

Specialty Ink: Versa-Mark

Embossing Powder: Platinum, Gold and White (Hero Arts)

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

Specialty: Heat Resistant Acetate and Galvanized Curious Metallic (The Paper Cut)

Dies: Shine Brighter (Concord & 9th)

Embellishments: Brushed Gold Sequin Mix (Little Things by Lucy) and Rhinestones (Stampin’ Up!)

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

Tools: Big Shot and Heat Tool (Hero Arts)

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


Mojo Monday 497

Mojo Monday 497

Another quiet day here yesterday. I did have a nice visit with Mum for Mother’s Day. My Brother came by with the kiddies for a bit. Daniel came over to my house all by himself, he thinks he’s such a big boy now! I also managed to get my bedroom closet cleaned out and a few dresser drawers too! Not bad for a Sunday! Today, lots more organizing and purging!

And since it’s Monday we have a new Mojo Monday Sketch for you…

Remember the card from Saturday? When I use the Concord & 9th Dotty Turnabout Stamp I always do it on a 6×6 piece of Solar White 80lb. The panel on today’s card is another piece from the one I made for Saturday’s card! The base is Neenah Solar White 110lb Card Stock. I took a piece of Solar White 80lb and masked off the a diagonal strip with some Post-it Tape. To add the color I used my Mini Ink Blending Tool and some Altenew Peach Perfect Crisp Ink. The panel is then adhered to the card with Fun Foam and E-Z Runner. Next up is the aforementioned panel from Saturday’s card. For my greeting I used the Concord & 9th All About You Dies to cut out some Gold Mirror Card. I also cut out the negative from a piece of 48lb Vellum. To make it easier to hide the adhesive on the Vellum I stamped three more circles in Cotton Candy and cut them out with my Scissors. They are adhered to the Vellum and to the card with 3M Foam Tape. all that was left to do was to adhere the YOU with more 3M Foam Tape. I love that the YOU is cut out from the Vellum and there is that little border that lets you see the background! 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 let’s see yours in the gallery! Thank you so much for starting another week off here with me! Have an amazing Monday! 🙂

Products used:

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

Ink: Cotton Candy, Mango Smoothie and Peach Perfect Crisp Ink (Altenew)

Specialty Ink: Versa-Mark

Embossing Powder: Gold (Hero Arts)

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

Specialty: Gold Mirror Card and 48lb Vellum (The Paper Cut)

Dies: All About You (Concord & 9th)

Adhesives: E-Z Runner Grand (Scrapbook Adhesives), 3M Foam Tape and Multi-Purpose Spray (Elmer’s)

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


Oyster & Pearl – Hero Arts

Oyster & Pearl – Hero Arts

Well, it rained all day yesterday just as they promised so I had myself a crafty day! I also got a few movies in too. It’s Mother’s Day today so Happy Mother’s Day to all of you Mom’s out there! I hope that you will be spending the day with your loved ones! I’ll be seeing my Mum and maybe the kiddies too!

I had this card in my head for a while and it finally came together yesterday! The card base is Neenah Solar White 110lb Card Stock. I spattered the front in Heidi Swapp Gold, Bronzer, Navy and Teal Color Shine and set it aside to dry. My oyster is from the Hero Arts May My Monthly Hero Kit, I stamped it in Memento Tuxedo Black and colored it in with Copics. The greeting is heat embossed in Hero Arts Platinum Embossing Powder onto a piece of 48lb Vellum. I cut the oyster out with the Coordinating Frame Cut and the greeting with the Hero Arts Infinity Circles Dies. The oyster is adhered to the Vellum and to the card with 3M Foam Tape. To give it a little more sparkle I added some Sequins from the Little Things by Lucy Nautical, Platinum and Brushed Gold Mixes and a little Wink of Stella Clear Glitter Brush Pen to the pearl. A nice simple card with a really neat greeting! I hope that you like today’s card! I thank you very much for spending some of your day with me! Have a fantastic Sunday! 🙂

Products used:

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

Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black

Markers: Copics

Specialty Ink: Versa-Mark

Embossing Powder: Platinum (Hero Arts)

Card Stock: Solar White 110lb (Neenah)

Specialty: 48lb Vellum (The Paper Cut)

Dies: May My Monthly Hero Kit and Infinity Circles (Hero Arts)

Embellishments: Gold, Bronzer, Navy and Teal Color Shine (Heidi Swapp), Nautical, Platinum and Brushed Gold Sequin Mixes (Little Things By Lucy)

Adhesives: 3M Foam Tape and Multi-Matte Medium (Ranger)

Tools: Heat Tool (Hero Arts)

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


Oh, Hello Squared – Concord & 9th May Guest Designer

Oh, Hello Squared – Concord & 9th May Guest Designer

Hello again! In this post I get to tell you that I have the privilege of being one of the Guest Designer’s for Concord & 9th for the May Release! You all know that I love their innovative and fun products! It also doesn’t hurt that Angie, Greg and Amy are some of the nicest people that I have had the pleasure of doing business with! So, for next four Fridays I will be sharing products from the new release with you! Each week Jeanette, Vera and myself will be using the same products so you can see how versatile they are! This week we are showing you the new Oh, Hello Turnabout Stamp!

To start my project I followed the instructions in THIS VIDEO to get my stamp ready. I then put it in to my MISTI along with a piece of Solar White 80lb. To ink it I used Lawn Fawn Merman, Fresh Lavender and Narwhal Ink for the first three turns. I made sure that it was ready for some heat embossing by using my Heat Tool to completely dry it. I placed the paper back into the MISTI and added my Versa-Mark. Next I sprinkled on Hero Arts White Satin Pearl Embossing Powder and heat set it. For the first card I trimmed a piece of the stamped background to 5 1/2 x 4 1/4. I wrapped a piece of 48lb Vellum around the sides and adhered it to a card base of Neenah Solar White 110lb Card Stock. The hello is cut three times from more Solar White 110lb using the Concord & 9th Say Hello Dies. I adhered them to each other with Multi-Purpose Spray Adhesive and then heat embossed it with more White Satin Pearl Embossing Powder. The OH is from the Concord & 9th Say Hello Photopolymer Stamp Set and that is heat embossed onto a piece of Basic Gray. I used a little more Multi-Purpose Spray Adhesive to adhere the hello and 3M Foam Tape to adhere the OH.

I had a strip of the background left over so I thought why not make a second card! For this one I stamped the hi there, also from the Oh, Hello Turnabout Stamp, in Merman and Fresh Lavender onto another card base of Solar White 110lb down the right side. The leftover piece of the background is adhered to a piece of Coastal Cabana and then adhered down the left side of the card! Super simple and a nice quick fun card!

I LOVE that Oh, Hello Turnabout Stamp! See what I mean by innovative fun products?! How cool is it that you can make your own background paper in any color that you want?! I hope that you enjoyed my Guest Designer projects for the Concord & 9th Blog! Click here to go to the Concord & 9th post and see what the other Guest Designers have done! Thanks for coming by again today! Enjoy the rest of your Friday! 🙂

Products used:

Stamp Sets: Oh, Hello Turnabout and Say Hello Photopolymer (Concord & 9th)

Ink: Merman, Fresh Lavender and Narwhal (Lawn Fawn)

Specialty Ink: Versa-Mark

Embossing Powder: White Satin Pearl (Hero Arts)

Card Stock: Solar White 110lb and 80lb (Neenah), Coastal Cabana and Basic Gray (Stampin’ Up!)

Specialty: 48lb Vellum (The Paper Cut)

Dies: Say Hello (Concord & 9th)

Adhesives: E-Z Runner Grand (Scrapbook Adhesives), Multi-Purpose Spray (Elmer’s) and 3M Foam Tape

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

Mojo Monday 496

Mojo Monday 496

Happy Monday! I had myself a little adventure yesterday! Heather and I drove up to Nashua New Hampshire to pick up her new car. We had a nice weather on the way there, it took a little longer to get things finished than we had hoped but in the end it all worked out. We stopped at Cracker Barrel for an early dinner, had a little rain in Connecticut on the way back but all in besides the fact that being in the car for 8 plus hours is a lot we had a good day! This morning I have a bunch of orders to get mailed out and I need to stop by the Store too. 😀

Today’s card is brought to you by this week’s Mojo Monday sketch…

I turned the sketch on it’s side! To start my card I heat embossed the Hero Arts Thank You with Flourishes Wood Mount Stamp in Hero Arts Copper Embossing Powder onto a piece of White Gold Curious Metallic. To my card base of Ivory 110lb I adhered two strips of Copper Metallic with the ends flagged and on top of that is a piece of Black. The panel with the Thank You is adhered with E-Z Runner and Fun Foam. To give the card some shine I added some Pretty Pink Posh Rose Gold Sequins. Not a very complicated card but I love the mix of metallics and the nice bold Thank You! I hope that you enjoyed my Design Team card! Stop by the BLOG and see the inspiration that the rest of the Team has come up with and let’s see your card in the gallery! I thank you very much for starting your week off with me! Have a magnificent Monday! 🙂

Products used:

Stamp Set: Thank you with Flourishes Wood Mount (Hero Arts)

Specialty Ink: Versa-Mark

Embossing Powder: Copper (Hero Arts)

Card Stock: Ivory 110lb (Recollections) and Black (My Colors)

Specialty Paper: White Gold Curious Metallic (The Paper Cut) and Copper Metallic (My Colors)

Embellishments: Rose Gold Sequins (Pretty Pink Posh)

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

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 Players 342

Paper Players 342

Yes, it was another sunny but windy day here. I kept myself busy at the Store, got a card made and did a few other things. Some dinner with my Parent’s when I got home and then a few errands. My friend has been telling me that I need to watch Blindspot so I finally caved last night. I’m glad that I did! It’s a very good show! I don’t even want to admit to how many episodes I binge watched! LOL! Let’s just say that I’m well into season one! 😀

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

It’s a very simple card that uses a set that I have had for ages and never used! I’m sure that has never happened to you! LOL! My card base is Neenah Solar White 110lb Card Stock with the front covered in a piece of Ballerina Pink. I heat embossed the pretty filagree from the Mama Elephant Filagree Photopolymer Stamp Set in Hero Arts Gold Embossing Powder onto a piece of Kraft and adhered that to the card. My greeting is from the same set and is also heat embossed in gold. I used the Hero Arts Infinity Circles Dies to cut it out and adhered it to the card with a 3D Foam Square. To finish the card I added a few Pretty Pink Posh Gold Sequins. I’m sort of confused as to why it took me so long to use the set, I love the the stamp! I hope that you like my card for this week’s Paper Players Challenge! Thanks for stopping by! Have an interesting Thursday! 🙂

Products used:

Stamp Set: Filagree Photopolymer (Mama Elephant)

Specialty Ink: Versa-Mark

Embossing Powder: Gold (Hero Arts)

Card Stock; Solar White 110lb (Neenah), Kraft and Ballerina Pink (My Colors)

Dies: Infinity Circles (Hero Arts)

Embellishments: Gold 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 Heat Tool (Hero Arts)

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 242

Paper Craft Crew 242

Wednesday already! It was a quiet day at the Store. Renee did have a few people in to do some make up projects. I made a few cards and spoke to Sue. After work I came home, my Parent’s were out at my Brother’s watching the kids. Jim came by and we went for a nice long walk on the bike train again. On the way back we stopped and got Zorn’s for dinner. We worked on the crafty project, we are almost finished, and watched a little TV. Today Renee is off taking care of last minute baby shower things so I’ll be alone. I’m going to try and focus on getting things done! 😀

Since it is Wednesday that means that it’s time for this week’s Paper Craft Crew challenge…

I did a card with a nice ink blended background! The card base is Neenah Solar White 110lb Card Stock. I used my Mini Ink Blending Tool to apply some Pale Tomato, Dark Quartz and Soft Vanilla Ink to a piece of Solar White 80lb and set is aside for a little while to dry. Of course after about 10 minutes I got impatient and sped up the drying with my Heat Tool. After it was completely dry I used my Powder Tool and then stamped the images from the Hero Arts Dreams are Made Photopolymer Stamp Set In Versa-Mark and heat embossed them in Hero Arts White Embossing Powder. Next I used the Hero Arts Floral Border Fancy Die to cut out a piece of Deep Blue. The greeting is heat embossed in Hero Arts Copper Embossing Powder onto a strip of Vellum that is adhered around the back of the blue die cut. I added some 3M Foam Tape to the back of the blue die cut and adhered it to the card. Just a few Pretty Pink Posh Rose Gold Sequins and the card is done. I do love that Dreams are Made Set, there are some fun images and great greetings in there! I hope that you enjoyed my Design Team card for this week’s Paper Craft Crew Color Challenge! Stop by the BLOG and see what the rest of the Team has done and enter your card in the gallery! Thanks so much for stopping by! Have a wicked Wednesday! 🙂

Products used:

Stamp Set: Dreams are Made Photopolymer (Hero Arts)

Ink: Pale Tomato, Dark Quartz and Soft Vanilla (Hero Arts)

Specialty Ink: Versa-Mark

Embossing Powder: White (Hero Arts)

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

Dies: Floral Border with Frame Fancy Die (Hero Arts)

Embellishments: Rose Gold Sequins (Pretty Pink Posh)

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

Tools: Big Shot and Heat Tool (Hero Arts)

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