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Freshly Made Sketches 293

Freshly Made Sketches 293

I’m sure that with all of the nice weather we have had here for the past few days we are due for some rain soon. I managed to get a lot of crating done in the morning yesterday and also did some wash. A quick dinner with the ‘rents and then a trip to Walmart with Taylor. After that I ran over to Jim’s to help him with some things. This morning I’m off to Manhattan to see Ella and then I’ll take the train back to Rockville Center, meet up with Jim and then head off to Pennsylvania for a long weekend! Ahh… to be away for a while will be good! 😀

Today I have a simple masculine card to share with you today for this week’s Freshly Made Sketches challenge but before we get to that I want to thank Cécile for choosing me as her King of Clean for last week’s challenge!

You can see my original post HERE and the winners post HERE! Now for this week…

To start I pulled out the piece of Black that was heat embossed with Hero Arts Clear and White Satin Pearl Embossing Powder using the Concord & 9th Triangle Turnabout Photopolymer Stamp, it was left over from a card that I made a few weeks ago. I adhered it to a card base of Neenah Solar White 110lb Card Stock. On the right is a piece of Galvanized Curious Metallic, I used the Concord & 9th Select-A-Size Edges Dies to trim the left side and then heat embossed the greeting from the Concord & 9th Happy Words Photopolymer Stamp Set in Hero Arts Black Sparkle Embossing Powder. That’s it! A nice simple masculine card! I hope that you enjoyed my card for this week’s Freshly Made Sketches challenge! Thanks for visiting and hopefully tomorrow I’ll have some PA pics for you! Enjoy your Thursday! 🙂

Products used:

Stamp Sets: Triangle Turnabout and Happy Words Photopolymer (Concord & 9th)

Specialty Ink: Versa-Mark

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

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

Specialty: Galvanized Curious Metallic (The Paper Cut)

Dies: Select-A-Size Edges (Concord & 9th)

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

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

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Freshly Made Sketches 292

Freshly Made Sketches 292

What began as a rainy morning turned into a beautiful day! The sun came out and it was in the high 70’s, very pleasant! I managed to get a bunch of cards made in the morning and did a little cleaning too! Around 1:00 Sue and Michael came to get me so that we could go out to lunch. We went to the Diner and got all caught up! I had an early Thirsty Thursday over at Heather’s with Stephanie. Jim called to let me know that there were a bunch of palettes over by his house so we got my Dad’s truck and headed over to pick them up. He and I are going to make some headboards with them! We stopped by his house for a bit before coming back and dropping the palettes off by me. This morning I’m headed into Manhattan to see my friend Ella for a bit! It’s been a long time since I’ve been in the city, should be nice! 😀

One of my cards that I made yesterday is for this week’s Freshly Made Sketches challenge…

A super simple sketch calls for a super simple card! I used the Hero Arts Infinity Circles Dies to cut out a piece of 29lb, Cobalt and Gold Vellum. They are adhered to each other and to the card with Tombo Vellum Adhesive. My lovely is cut from American Crafts Gold Glitter Card Stock with the one of the dies from the Concord & 9th Wonderful Words Set. I used Elmer’s Multi-Purpose Spray Adhesive to adhere it to the card and that’s it! I love the retro modern look and simplicity of the card! I hope that you like my card for this week’s Freshly Made Sketches Challenge! Thank you for stopping by and catching up! Have an awesome Thursday! 🙂

Products used:

Card Stock: Solar White 110lb (Neenah)

Specialty: Gold Glitter Card (American Crafts) and 29lb Vellum, Gold Vellum and Cobalt Vellum (The Paper Cut)

Dies: Infinity Circles (Hero Arts) and Wonderful Words (Concord & 9th)

Adhesives: Vellum Runner (Tombo) and Multi-Purpose Spray (Elmer’s)

Tools: Big Shot

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Freshly Made Sketches 291

Freshly Made Sketches 291

Ahh the weekend! What a lovely day we had here yesterday! It was in the 80’s and Sunny! I went for a ride with Stephanie in the convertible in the afternoon and hung out with her and Sophie for a while. We played Kid’s Monopoly, that’s a fun little game! I ran a few errands and then Andrew stopped by and so did Jim. We had a nice evening and today Jim and I are headed to New Hope, PA for the day! Just to do something different and get out of New York! Should be a really fun day! I’ll try to remember to take some pictures! 😀

My post for today is for this week’s Freshly Made Sketches challenge…

I dug out and oldie but goodie! My card base is Neenah Solar White 110lb Card Stock. To create my background I used the Hero Arts Waves Stencil and my Stencil Brush to apply Some Tide Pool Ink to a piece of Solar White 80lb. I trimmed it to match the sketch and adhered it to the card. My goldfish, from the Hero Arts Color Layering Goldfish Photopolymer Stamp Set, is stamped in Light Ruby to Royal Red Ombre Ink for the second layer and the first layer is then stamped in Versa-Mark and heat embossed in Hero Arts Clear Embossing Powder. After I cut him out with the Coordinating Frame Cuts I adhered him to the card with 3M Foam Tape. The greeting is from the Hero Arts Hello Gorgeous Photopolymer Stamp Set and is stamped in Black right under my fish. All that was left to do was to add a few Pretty Pink Posh Sparkling Clear Sequins! I still love that goldfish and the stencil brush makes inking the background easy! I hope that you like my card for this week’s Freshly Made Sketches Challenge! Thank you for stopping by! Have a sensational Saturday! 🙂

Products used:

Stamp Set: Color Layering Goldfish and Hello Gorgeous Photopolymer (Hero Arts)

Ink: Black, Tide Pool and Light Ruby to Royal Red Ombre (Hero Arts)

Specialty Ink: Versa-Mark

Embossing Powder: Clear (Hero Arts)

Stencil: Waves (Hero Arts)

Dies: Color Layering Frame Cuts (Hero Arts)

Embellishments: Sparkling Clear Sequins (Pretty Pink Posh)

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

Tools: Big Shot and Heat Tool (Hero Arts)

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Freshly Made Sketches 290

Freshly Made Sketches 290

I had a wonderful Friday! It was Sunny and really nice all day! I went over to Heather’s in the morning and she made me breakfast! I worked on some things while she did her work. Around 1:30 I headed home and had a little lunch and then I did a little cleaning. Jim came by around 5:00 and we went out to dinner and then watched a movie. I’ll be seeing him later on today for the walk! This morning I’m off to Wading River to perform a wedding! Bet you didn’t know that I was Justin-of-the-Peace?! 😀

I have a fun simple card to share with you today for this week’s Freshly Made Sketches

My card starts off with a base of Neenah Solar White 110lb Card Stock. I covered the front with a piece of Smoke Gray. Across the top is a piece of Soft Navy, I heat embossed the images and greeting from the Simon Says Stamp Seeing Stars Photopolymer Stamp Set in WOW! Rich Pale Gold Embossing Powder. Under that is a piece of Slate Gray that I cut with the Simon Says Stamp Stitched Ovals Dies. The die that I used to cut the flag I can’t for the life of me remember what it’s called, it’s from Simon Says Stamp and I heat embossed one more star on it. Finally, just a few Rhinestones scattered among the stars completes the card. I really am quite fond of that stamp set, love the clusters of stars! I hope that you enjoyed my card for this week’s Freshly Made Sketches Challenge! Thank you for coming by today! Enjoy your Saturday! 🙂

Products used:

Stamp Set: Seeing Stars Photopolymer (Simon Says Stamp)

Specialty Ink: Versa-Mark

Embossing Powder: Rich Pale Gold (WOW!)

Card Stock: Solar White 110lb (Neenah), Soft Navy, Slate Gray and Smoke Gray (Simon Says Stamp)

Dies: Stitched Ovals (Simon Says Stamp)

Embellishments: Rhinestones (Stampin’ Up!)

Adhesives: E-Z Runner Grand (Scrapbook Adhesives)

Tools: Big Shot and Heat Tool (Hero Arts)

Freshly Made Sketches 289

Freshly Made Sketches 289

Happy Saturday! What was supposed to be a rainy day turned out to be a very lovely day! It was partly cloudy but a lot sunny! I got a few things done around the house in the morning and then went out with Michael for the afternoon. We went all over, Pizza for lunch, A.C. Moore, Old Navy, Kohl’s and finally Target. I took him back to Sue’s and then came home and had dinner with my Parents. Taylor stopped by briefly and then I had some TV time. I’m going to get some more things done around the house and this morning and then who knows what the rest of the day will bring?! 😀

My little bit of craftiness that I have to share with you today is for this week’s Freshly Made Sketches Challenge

The card base is Neenah Solar White 110lb Card Stock. I took a piece of paper from the DCWV Mariposa 12×12 Paper Pad and heat embossed my greeting from the Concord & 9th By Your Side Photopolymer Stamp Set in Hero Arts Gold Embossing Powder. The paper is then adhered to a piece of Island Indigo and then adhered to the card. I die cut the butterfly from a piece of Gold Glitter Card Stock using the Concord & 9th Floral & Flutter Dies. It’s adhered to the card with 3M Foam Tape. It needed a little something else so I took my Signo Gold Gel Pen and added some dots to the patterned paper. I love the nice subtle pattern on the paper and that butterfly is still one of my all time favorites! I hope that you like my card for this week’s Freshly Made Sketches Challenge! Thanks so much for coming by today! Have a stupendous Saturday! 🙂

Products used:

Stamp Set: By Your Side Photopolymer (Concord & 9th)

Specialty Ink: Versa-Mark

Embossing Powder: Gold (Hero Arts)

Card Stock: Solar White 110lb (Neenah) and Island Indigo (Stampin’ Up!)

Specialty: Gold Glitter Card Stock (American Crafts)

Patterned Paper: Mariposa 12×12 Paper Pad (DCWV)

Dies: Floral & Flutter (Concord & 9th)

Embellishments: Signo Gold Gel Pen (Sanford)

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

Tools: Big Shot and Heat Tool (Hero Arts)

Freshly Made Sketches 287

Freshly Made Sketches 287

Today will be a good day to do some things indoors, it’s supposed to rain all day. I have plenty to keep me busy, some cleaning and some crafting should fill up my day nicely. Yesterday morning I went and picked up Heather after she dropped off her car to be inspected and we grabbed some breakfast and went back to her house. While she worked I got some caught up on some stuff too. I took her back to get her car and then came home and did some stuff around the house. After dinner we took a ride to BJ’s and Party City so that she could pick up some necessities. The rest of my evening was spent watching a little TV and finally catching up on blog comments! What’s on for you today?

I have another card to share with you using some more new Concord & 9th goodies. It’s for this week’s Freshly Made Sketches challenge…

It’s a super simple card! I used the Dotty Turnabout Photopolymer Stamp and my MISTI to stamp a fun background. For the first three turns I used Altenew Cotton Candy, Mango Smoothie and Peach Perfect Crisp Ink. I used my Heat Tool to make sure that the ink was dry, treated it with my Powder Tool and then used Versa-Mark and Hero Arts Gold Embossing Powder for the fourth turn. A piece of it is trimmed and adhered to a card base of Neenah Solar White 110lb Card Stock. The celebrate is from the Concord & 9th All About You Dies and is cut from a piece of American Crafts Gold Glitter Card Stock. I used Multi-Purpose Spray Adhesive to adhere it to the card. That’s it! Like I said, simple but I love the awesome patterned paper that you can create with the Dotty Turnabout Stamp! I hope that you enjoyed my card for this week’s Freshly Made Sketches Challenge! Thanks for coming by! Have a simple Saturday! 🙂

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 Glitter Card Stock (American Crafts)

Dies: All About You (Concord & 9th)

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

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

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 286

Freshly Made Sketches 286

Happy Friday my friends! Yesterday was my last day at the Store for a while. I need to regroup and take a little time to do some other things that I have been putting off. The on-line Store will stay open and I hope to get some more products up there soon. I want to thank all of you for your continued support and for stopping by here everyday to see what I have been doing. This blog started off as a way for me to share my hobby and has grown into so much more and I really can’t express how much it means to me. So many of you take the time to leave a comment everyday and I have even had the pleasure of meeting some of you in person. Even the ones that I have never met I feel like I know personally. You all share so much with me and each other! I look forward to making my card and typing my post everyday and that will not change. As a thank you I’m going to have a little sale over the weekend just for you guys, more on that tomorrow! I finished off my day yesterday with a visit with my buddy Daniel and sweet Tristan. After that it was over to Jim’s for dinner with his Mom and daughter including a little Fro-Yo after and some TV. Today I have a lot of planning and organizing to do, fun Friday! LOL! 😀

I have two posts for you today. There will be another one at 11:00am! This one is for this week’s Freshly Made Sketches challenge…

A super simple card! I stamped the candles from the Concord & 9th Eat Cake & Celebrate Photopolymer Stamp Set in Memento Tuxedo Black and colored them in with Copics. The Coordinating Die cut them out. A piece of Black is cut out with the Hero Arts Infinity Circles Dies. I adhered the candles to the circle with 3D Foam Squares. My card base is Neenah Solar White 110lb Card Stock with the greeting from the same set stamped again in Memento Tuxedo Black. All that was left to do was to adhere the circle to the card with more 3D Foam Squares! I do love a nice simple Birthday card, especially one that would work for anyone! I hope that you enjoyed my card for this week’s Freshly Made Sketches Challenge. Come back at 11:00am to my Solo Post for the Where Creativity Meets Concord & 9th Design Team! In the mean time enjoy your Friday morning! 🙂

Products used:

Stamp Set: Eat Cake & Celebrate Photopolymer (Concord & 9th)

Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black

Markers: Copics

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

Dies: Eat Cake & Celebrate (Concord & 9th) and Infinity Circles (Hero Arts)

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 285

Freshly Made Sketches 285

Happy weekend! I had a nice day in Manhattan yesterday! I spend some time with my friend Mary in he morning and then went to meet Kim for lunch. She’s working in our old building at 345 Park Avenue. We stopped at Chop’t and got lunch and went to eat in this little park with a waterfall…

It was a beautiful day as you can see from the picture! I got back out on the Island around 3:00 and came home for a bit. Jim came over around 7:00 and we went for a nice long walk on the Bethpage Bike Trail before heading to the diner for dinner. A little TV when we got back to my house before saying good night. Today I’ll be at the Store and there is a Crop, fun! 😀

My card that I have to share with you today is for this week’s Freshly Made Sketches challenge…

I went with a nice simple card. The background is a piece of Kraft that I stamped with the Concord & 9th Tree Ring Background Photopolymer Stamp in Hero Arts Unicorn White Pigment Ink. I added some Hero Arts White Satin Pearl Embossing Powder and heat set it. The background is then adhered to a card base of Neenah Solar White 110lb Card Stock. My butterfly is cut from Black with the Concord & 9th Floral & Flutter Dies. The greeting is cut from more Black three times using the Concord & 9th Beautiful You Dies. They are adhered to each other and to the card with Multi-Purpose Spray Adhesive. A little scattering of Pewter Pretty Pink Posh Sequins and the card is done! I love that butterfly and the subtle Tree Ring on the Kraft! I hope that you like my card for this week’s Freshly Made Sketches Challenge! Thanks for stopping by today! Have a super Saturday! 🙂

Products Used:

Stamp Set: Tree Ring Background Photopolymer (Concord & 9th)

Ink: Unicorn White Pigment (Hero Arts)

Embossing Powder: White Satin Pearl (Hero Arts)

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

Dies: Floral & Flutter and Beautiful You (Concord & 9th)

Embellishments:

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


Freshly Made Sketches 284

Freshly Made Sketches 284

Happy Friday peeps! Thankfully it only rained in the morning and the sun came out for the rest of the afternoon! The first day of Card Class went well and I’m looking forward to day two! I was on my own for dinner again last night, the Parent’s were watching Daniel and Tristan. I can see where I fall on the importance list! LOL! My evening was spent watching TV again to distract my little brain! Good times! 😀

Today’s card is for this week’s Freshly Made Sketches challenge…

I haven’t watercolored in a while and I have these new to me Pearl Watercolors from FineTec, I needed to give them a try! The flowers are from the Altenew Botanical Garden Photopolymer Stamp Set, I heat embossed them in Hero Arts Gold Embossing Powder onto some Arches 140lb Watercolor Card. They are then colored in with the FineTec Pearl Watercolors and my Aquawash Brush. I used the Coordinating Dies to cut them out. Next I used the Altenew Happy Die to cut out a piece of Kraft and two pieces of thin chipboard (left over packaging!), some Multi-Matte Medium adheres them to each other. While I waited for them to dry I created my card base with a piece of Neenah Solar White 110lb Card Stock. I covered the front with another piece of Kraft and adhered a piece of Gold Glitter Card Stock down the center. The happy is then smooshed into my Versa-Mark Pad and heat embossed with Hero Arts Clear Fine Detail Embossing Powder, I did it twice to give it a really nice shine. To finish the card I adhered the flowers and happy to the card with 3M Foam Tape and added a few Pretty Pink Posh Rose Gold Sequins. I really like the FineTec Pearl Watercolors, they have a nice sparkle to them, it looks so much better in person! I hope that you enjoyed my card for this week’s Freshly Made Sketches Challenge! Thank you for spending a little of your Friday with me! Enjoy the rest of the day! 🙂

Products used:

Stamp Set: Botanical Garden Photopolymer (Altenew)

Specialty Ink: Versa-Mark

Embossing Powder: Gold and Clear Fine Detail (Hero Arts)

Watercolors: Pearl Colors (FineTec)

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

Specialty Paper: Arches Cold Press 140lb Watercolor and Gold Glitter Card (American Crafts)

Dies: Happy (Altenew)

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, Heat Tool (Hero Arts) and Aquawash Water Brush (Pentel)

Freshly Made Sketches 283

Freshly Made Sketches 283

And we are at the weekend once again! We closed the Store a little early today, 3:00PM for Good Friday. When I came home Erika, Jason, Daniel and Tristan were at my Parent’s. I played with the kids for a while and had Pizzaz for dinner with them too. Around 7:00 I came home and watched the last three episodes of Th1rteen R3asons Why on Netflix. I highly recommend the series, the cast is excellent and it’s a very powerful show. Get your tissues out, it’s not a happy show but something that everyone should watch. I’ll be working on more projects at the Store today and we are closed for Easter Sunday! 😀

I love the nice simple sketch over at Freshly Made Sketches and I have my card to share with you today…

I started by creating my background using Merman, Fresh Lavender and Freshly Cut Grass and applying them to a piece of Solar White 80lb with my Mini Ink Blending Tool. I cut the Lawn Fawn Road Border Lawn Cut from a piece of Black and also a Post-It to use as a mask while I applied my ink. The Road is adhered to the card and then the background is adhered to a base of Neenah Solar White 110lb Card Stock. I stamped the greeting from the Lawn Fawn Bicycle Built for You Photopolymer Stamp Set in Memento Tuxedo Black bending it slightly to follow the curve of the road. My car is from the Lawn Fawn Home for the Holidays Photopolymer Stamp Set, I stamped it in Memento Tuxedo Black and colored it in with Copics. The Coordinating Lawn Cut is used to cut it out. Some clouds are cut out of Solar White 80lb and a piece of Silver Glitter Paper using the Lawn Fawn Simple Puffy Clouds and Simple Puffy Cloud Frames Lawn Cuts. The frames are adhered to the clouds with Multi-Purpose Spray Adhesive. To adhere the car and clouds I used 3D Foam Squares. I do love an ink blended background, especially the purple to blue part! I hope that you enjoyed my card for this week’s Freshly Made Sketches challenge! Thanks for coming by today! Have a super Saturday! 🙂

Products used:

Stamp Set: Home for the Holidays and Bicycle Built for You Photopolymer (Lawn Fawn)

Ink: Fresh Lavender, Freshly Cut Grass, Merman (Lawn Fawn) and Memento Tuxedo Black

Markers: Copics

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

Specialty: Silver Glitter Paper (Recollections)

Dies: Home for the Holidays, Road Border, Simple Puffy Clouds and Simple Puffy Cloud Frames Lawn Cuts (Lawn Fawn)

Adhesives: E-Z Runner Ultra Strong and 3D Foam Squares (Scrapbook Adhesives) and Multi-Purpose Spray (Elmer’s)

Tools: Big Shot 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!