JK Cards

Impression Obsession

Home / Archive by category "Impression Obsession"
Golden Skyline Congrats

Golden Skyline Congrats

Crop days at the store are always fun! I got to do another MISTI Demo, this time with my friend Evelyn! We stamped out the Vintage Roses from Altenew in the lovely Cool Summer Nights Crisp Ink! I can’t wait to see the layout that she adds them to! I worked on my card and showed my friend Linda the finished product. She will be a little surprised to see that I changed it! After work I stopped home and saw Taylor, Daniel and Tristan for a little bit before I headed out to my party! When I walked in the house Daniel ran over to me and gave me a big hug and a kiss! There is no better greeting in the world! My brother and his wife had date night! Aww… so cute! The party that I went to last night was my friend Adam’s 40th. All of my peeps were there so we had a very nice time! Today is the second day of the crop! More shenanigans at the store! 😀

Like I had mentioned, I worked on my card while I was at the Stamp, Ink, Paper Store yesterday. The card base is Neenah Solar White 110lb Card Stock with the front covered in a piece of Black 110lb. For my background I heat embossed the Hero Arts Kelly’s Background Stars in Hero Arts White Embossing Powder onto a piece of Arches 140lb Watercolor Paper. To color it I used Wilted Violet, Mermaid Lagoon and Twisted Citron Distress Ink squished onto an acrylic block, watered down and applied to the background with a brush. To speed up the drying time I used my Heat Tool and then trimmed a little of of each side before adhering it to the card. Some Gold Mirror Card is cut out with the Impression Obsession City Landscape Layers Dies and that’s adhered with E-Z Runner. Under that is another strip of Black 110lb with a piece of Washi Tape over it. The fun buildings are from the Hero Arts Kelly’s It’s Christmastime Photopolymer Stamp Set. I heat embossed the image in Hero Arts Copper Embossing Powder onto a piece of White Gold Curious Metallic and then used my Scissors to cut it out. I adhered it to the card with 3D Foam Squares. For the greeting I die cut two piece of Black 110lb with the congrats die from the Hero Arts Congrats Stamp & Cut Photopolymer Stamp Set. One of them is then heat embossed with more Copper Embossing Powder and then adhered to the other die cut, slightly offset, with Multi-Purpose Spray Adhesive and then I used Multi-Matte Medium to adhered it to the card. Yes, here come the sequins! LOL! A nice scattering of Pretty Pink Posh Rose Gold, Gold and Onyx Sequins complete the card. I love that fun bold background stamp and the cool little images in that mini set! I hope that you enjoyed my card for today! Thanks very much for visiting! Have a super Sunday! 🙂

golden-skyline-congrats-wm

Products used:

Stamp Sets: Kelly’s It’s Christmastime and Congrats Stamp & Cut Photopolymer (Hero Arts)

Ink: Wilted Violet, Mermaid Lagoon and Twisted Citron Distress (Ranger-Tim Holtz)

Specialty Ink: Versa-Mark

Embossing Powder: White and Copper (Hero Arts)

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

Specialty Paper: Arches 140lb Watercolor, Gold Foil Sheet and White Gold Curious Metallic (The Paper Cut)

Dies: City Landscape Layers (Impression Obsession)

Embellishments: Washi Tape (Unknown) and Rose Gold, Gold and Onyx Sequins (Pretty Pink Posh)

Adhesives: E-Z Runner (Home & Hobby), 3D Foam Squares (Scrapbook Adhesives), Multi-Purpose Spray (Elmer’s) and Multi-Matte Medium (Ranger)

Hello Beautiful City Garden

Hello Beautiful City Garden

What a fun Saturday that was! The private crop at the store was a really good time! I love getting to chat with everyone and help them out with their crafty questions! There was a lot of good food to eat too as there always is with a crop! I left the store around 3:45 and headed home. When I got to the house I sat down on the couch and had a nice and much needed hour long nap! I never do that but it felt good! After my nap I had dinner with my Parents and then came back home and went into the Stampin’ Galley to have some crafty time! I miss creating in the little room. Around 10:00 I got a text from Heather asking if I wanted to go over to Brian’s and sit in the backyard. I got in the car and off I went. We had a nice relaxing evening outside and I got home around 1:30. Today I have a friend coming out to the Stamp, Ink, Paper Store for a visit and I think that I might take a ride into Manhattan after work! I miss the city!

Today I have a fun card that uses the cityscape that I love so much in a different way! The card base is Neenah Solar White 110lb Card Stock. I used my Mini Ink Blending Tool to add some Cornflower and Soft Lilac to the top part of a piece of Solar White 80lb. The Impression Obsession City Landscape Layers Die is cut from a piece of Basic Gray and adhered to the background. Along the bottom I heat embossed the greeting from the Hero Arts Color Layering For You Flowers Photopolymer Stamp Set in Hero Arts White Embossing Powder onto a piece of Gumball Green. My flowers and leaves are from the same set and are stamped in Soft Lilac, Passion Flower and Grape Juice for the flower and on the leaves I used Lime Green and Green Hills. They are all cut out with the Coordinating Frame Cuts and adhered to the card with Foam Tape and Dot Runner Adhesive. I think that the card sort of reminds me of looking at the flowers in Central Park with the City behind them. What does I look like to you?! I hope that you enjoyed my card today! Thank you, as always, for coming by! I wish you all a simple and fun Sunday! 🙂

Hello Beautiful City Garden-WM

Products used:

Stamp Set: Color Layering For You Flowers Photopolymer (Hero Arts)

Ink: Cornflower, Soft Lilac, Passion Flower, Grape Juice, Lime Green and Green Hills (Hero Arts)

Specialty inK: Versa-Mark

Embossing Powder: White (Hero Arts)

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

Dies: Color Layering For You Flowers Frame Cuts (Hero Arts) and City Landscape Layers (Impression Obsession)

Adhesives: E-Z Runner (Home & Hobby), 3M Foam Tape and Dot Runner (Tombo)

Tools: Platinum Machine (Spellbinders), Mini Ink Blending Tool (Ranger) and Heat Tool (Hero Arts)

Paper Players 302

Paper Players 302

The weather… it’s very warm but I think that it’s just perfect! There is always a nice breeze by the Stamp, Ink, Paper Store due to our close proximity to the water. Some more orders arrived yesterday and they got entered and put out. My friend Robyn from Canada came in a got her very first Big Shot! I told her there is no turning back now! LOL! It was definitely a top down kind of day all day! It always makes any kind of ride in the car better, even the one home from the store! My Parent’s had a burger waiting for me when I got home and it was yummy! After dinner I ran over to see Heather. We just needed a night to ourselves! We did run out to BJ’s to pick up a few things. After a nice long chat I headed home to make my card for today. At the store I have my Heat Embossing 101 Class! You know how I like to heat emboss! They will be pro’s by the time we are finished!

The idea for my card for today popped into my head on the way home from Heather’s. It’s for this week’s Paper Players challenge…

Paper Players #302

Ahh, it seems like forever since I made a Christmas card! I could almost feel the chill in the air as I crafted last night, or that may have been the air conditioner! LOL! My card base is Neenah Solar White 110lb Card Stock. I used the Lawn Fawn Snowy Backdrop Die to cut out part of my background from a piece of Black 110lb Card. It cut off the bottom so that’s where I decided that I would heat emboss my sentiment from the Hero Arts Joy to the World Photopolymer Stamp Set in Hero Arts White Embossing Powder. The background is adhered to the card with Multi-Purpose Spray Adhesive and the greeting with Dot Runner. The skyline is cut from some, yup, you guessed it, Gold Mirror Card using the Impression Obsession City Landscape Layers Die. I adhered that to the card with more Dot Runner, using the lower edge to cover the seam between the greeting and the top part of the background. My tree is from the Hero Arts Color Layering Christmas Tree Photopolymer Stamp Set. I stamped it in Hero Arts Lime Green, Green Hills and Forever Green with the final layer heat embossed in more White Embossing Powder. I used the Coordinating Frame Cuts to cut it out and some Foam Tape holds it in place! A nice simple card that reminds me of the tree in Rockefeller Center at Christmas time! I hope that you enjoyed my card for this week’s Paper Players Christmas in July challenge! Thank you for taking a little time to come by and see me today! I wish you a Merry… wait… too early! LOL! I wish you all a wonderful Thursday! 🙂

Paper Players 302-WM

Products used:

Stamp Sets: Joy to the World and Color Layering Christmas Tree Photopolymer (Hero Arts)

Ink: Lime Green, Green Hills and Forever Green (Hero Arts)

Specialty Ink: Versa-Mark

Embossing Powder: White (Hero Arts)

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

Specialty Card Stock: Gold Mirror Card (The Paper Cut)

Dies: City Landscape Layers (Impression Obsession), Snowy Backdrops Lawn Cuts (Lawn Fawn) and Color Layering Christmas Tree Frame Cuts (Hero Arts)

Adhesives: Dot Runner (Tombo), 3M Foam Tape and Multi-purpose Spray Adhesive (Elmer’s)

Tools: Big Shot and Heat Tool

Vintage Yellow and Blue Flowers for Renee

Vintage Yellow and Blue Flowers for Renee

For a Tuesday that sure felt like a Monday! LOL! What a busy day indeed. It all started at 1:40AM, I woke up with a really bad stomach ache and headache. I took two Excedrin and the was sick, sat on the couch for an hour willing the headache away and then finally went back to bed and forced myself to go to sleep. Needless to say I woke up a little late! I still felt off but made my way to the Stamp, Ink, Paper Store on time. Funnily enough Renee was also not feeling well and we haven’t seen each other since Saturday. I didn’t eat anything all day, not hungry at all. A bunch of orders arrived and I got them all checked in and put out. Some of my friends stopped by and a bunch of customers came in to pick up some items that I had ordered for them. It was a hot one yesterday too, in the 90’s! Perfect weather for a nice ride home in the Convertible! When I got to my Parent’s my little buddy Daniel was there! I got to fix his firetruck as soon as I walked in and then we played cars for a bit. After I ate I ran a few errands and then just relaxed for a bit. Today I have a bunch of stuff to get done at the store including making my cards for this month’s class. Did you all take the Hero Arts My Monthly Hero Blog Hop yesterday? There were some amazing projects and I was very happy to be with such talented artists! I hope I get to do it again!

Yesterday was Renee’s birthday! Happy Birthday Renee!! I gave her a fun bright card so that’s what I’m sharing with you today! The card base is Neenah Solar White 110lb Card Stock cut to 3 3/4″ wide. Down the left side is a piece of Gold Mirror Card that I cut out with the the Impression Obsession Fancy Cutout Border Die. It’s adhered to the card with Elmer’s Multi-Purpose Spray Adhesive. All of the flowers are from the Altenew Vintage Flowers Photopolymer Stamp Set. I stamped the roses in Buttercream, Warm Sunshine and Caramel Toffee, for the blue ones I used Arctic, Caribbean Sky and Persian Blue, the leaves are stamped in Frayed Leaf, Forest Glade and Evergreen. They are all cut out with the Coordinating Dies. I placed them on the card and then used some Press ‘n Seal to pick them up. Dot Runner and Foam Tape is applied to the back and then they are pressed to the card and the Press ‘n Seal removed. My greeting is from the Altenew Super Script 2 Photopolymer Stamp Set. I stamped the wish in Caramel Toffee and the make a in Paper Bag. I thought that the gold on the “trellis” was enough bling so I added nothing else. I love the mix of the yellow and blue flowers against the gold! Renee loved the card and I hope that you like it too! Thank you so much for stopping by! Have a whimsical Wednesday! 🙂

Renee B'day Card 2016-WM

Products used:

Stamp Sets: Vintage Flowers and Super Script 2 Photopolymer (Altenew)

Ink: Buttercream, Warm Sunshine, Caramel Toffee, Paper Bag, Arctic, Caribbean Sky, Persian Blue, Frayed Leaf, Forest Glade and Evergreen Crisp Ink (Altenew)

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

Specialty: Gold Mirror Card (The Paper Cut)

Dies: Vintage Flowers (Altenew) and Fancy Cutout Border (Impression Obsession)

Adhesives: Dot Runner (Tombo), 3M Foam Tape and Multi-Purpose Spray Adhesive (Elmer’s)

Tools: Big Shot and Press ‘n Seal

Paper Craft Crew 197

Paper Craft Crew 197

Hmm… my week is a little off! I thought that today was Tuesday because we had off Monday?! I guess my excitement that Friday will be here before I know it will make up for all of that confusion!! LOL! So happy Wednesday! Before I headed over to the store this morning I stopped by Heather’s and fixed her mouse on her work computer. I was thanked with a nice breakfast of eggs, sausages, hash browns and toast! SO much for that diet! But, I was good for the rest of the day! On the way to work there was traffic on the parkway and there usually isn’t. Well, low and behold some truck driver decided that he would use a bridge as a can opener! As I drove by the scene the roof of the truck was still laying in the road. I know I saw a sign about clearance, guess he didn’t! The store was busy and Renee and I both worked on different projects. We also had salad for lunch, we are starting a new healthy eating kick! After I got home, top down in the car again, I had a sandwich for dinner and then ran to BJ’s the get some things before settling in for the evening. Today I have some more product coming into the store and a lot of paperwork related stuff to do! I’m going to try and get some crafty time in too!

Since it is Wednesday that means that I’m over on the Paper Craft Crew blog for this week’s sketch…

PCCCS197 DT Sketch 6-01-2016

My card is way out of my comfort zone today! I used some really bright colors! The card base is Neenah Solar White 110lb Card Stock. I masked off the square with Post-it Tape and used my Mini Ink Blending Tool to apply some Twisted Citron Distress Ink. I used the same method to apply Mermaid Lagoon and Wilted Violet to two pieces of Canson 140lb Watercolor Card. They are adhered to the card at angles to match the sketch. My cityscape is a piece of Black 110lb cut out with the Impression Obsession City Landscape Layers Dies and is adhered on top of the inked panels. The little taxi and greeting are from the Hero Arts City Adventure Photopolymer Stamp Set and are both heat embossed in Black Embossing Powder, the taxi on Hello Honey and the greeting on Desert Storm 80lb. I flagged the left side of the greeting and used Foam Tape to adhere them both to the card. A sprinkling of Pretty Pink Posh Amethyst, Marigold, Lime Sorbet and Onyx Sequins complete the card! I have to say that I really do love the bright colors against the subdued colors of the taxi and greeting and that City Die is so cool!! I hope that you enjoyed my Design Team card for this week’s Paper Craft Crew Sketch Challenge! Stop by the BLOG and see what the rest of the Designer’s have done and enter your card in the gallery! Thank you for stopping by today! Have a wonderful Wednesday! 🙂

PCCCS197-JK-WM

Products used:

Stamp Set: City Adventure Photopolymer (Hero Arts)

Ink: Twisted Citron, Mermaid Lagoon and Wilted Violet Distress (Ranger-Tim Holtz)

Specialty Ink: Versa-Mark

Embossing Powder: Black (Stampin’ Up!)

Card Stock: Solar White 110lb and Desert Storm 80lb (Neenah), Black 110lb (Recollections) and Hello Honey (Stampin’ Up!)

Specialty Paper: 140lb Watercolor Card (Canson)

Dies: City Landscape Layers (Impression Obsession)

Embellishments: Amethyst, Marigold, Lime Sorbet and Onyx Sequins (Pretty Pink Posh)

Adhesives: E-Z Runner (Home & Hobby), 3M Foam Tape and Multi-Matte Medium (Ranger)

Tools: Big Shot, Heat Tool, Mini Ink Blending Tool (Ranger), Scissors and Post-it Tape

OSAT Blog Hop – Christmas in July

OSAT Blog Header

Hello everyone, happy Thursday to you! I am very late this morning, I had internet issues and then had to go and pick up Ken Oliver and take him to Scrap-A-Latte for the classes that he is teaching today! My apologies! Today I’m participating in the fifth blog hop with a bunch of my friends from one of the Facebook groups that I belong to. It’s called One Stamp at a Time Cards and More. The focus this month is Christmas in July! If you have arrived here from James Weber’s blog, welcome! James is one talented guy, isn’t he?! I have one card for you today so let’s get to it!

I used some fun Simon Says Stamp goodies to make my shaker card! The base of the card is Neenah Solar White 110lb Card Stock and I covered the front with a piece of Kraft Card Stock. To make the shaker portion I die cut the Simon Says Stamp Holiday Frames Die from some more Neenah 110b and backed it with a piece of Window Sheet. Thin strips of Foam Tape goes around the edges, doubled up so that the shaker filling can really move. My snowflakes are cut from Neenah 80lb Card Stock using the Impression Obsession Small Snowflake Set twice. A few silver seed beads added and the frame is adhered to the card front. The poinsettia is cut from Cherry Cobbler with the Simon Says Stamp Poinsettia Parade Die and adhered together with Glue Dots, a Pearl is added to the middle and finishes the card!

OSAT Xmas Polaroid-WM

I hope that you enjoyed my card for the OSAT Christmas in July Blog Hop! You can click on the button below to continue on with the tour and you will go to my Cooky talented friend Maggie Mata’s blog! She always has great projects! Thank you so much for stopping by to see me today. Have a thoroughly awesome Thursday! 🙂

OSAT Next

Products used:

Card Stock: Solar White 110b and 80lb (Neenah), Kraft and Cherry Cobler (Stampin’ Up!)

Specialty: Window Sheet

Dies: Poinsettia Parade and Holiday Frames (Simon Says Stamp) and Small Snowflake Set (Impression Obsession)

Embellishments: Silver Seed Beads (Michaels)

Adhesives: SNAIL and 3M Foam Tape

Tools: Big Shot

SIP Challenge 3 – Colors

After a fabulous weekend today was a pretty low key day. I had to drive out to Middle Island for work with my friend Marissa to go and help out with the implementation that I’m doing. We were out of the office from 11:30 to 3:30. It’s an hour each way. It definitely broke up the day and I enjoy spending time with Marissa, she’s a lot of fun! After work I came home and puttered around in the Stampin’ Galley and Skyped with Andrea. I did go and meet Heather to watch her boyfriend play softball, just an excuse to take a ride in the convertible! Not a bad way to end the night! 🙂

It’s time for this week’s Stamp, Ink, Paper challenge! This time around we have a fun color combination for you…

SIP Color Challenge 3

This is definitely one of my favorite color combos! The base of the card is Neenah Solar White 110lb Card Stock. I cut out a piece of Smoky Slate with the Simon Says Stamp Bundle of Stitched Shapes and then used the Impression Obsession Square Cutout Border Die down the right side. The panel is then adhered to the card with Fun Foam, SNAIL and Foam Tape. The flowers are from the Simon Says Stamp Flowers on My Mind Photopolymer Stamp Set and are stamped in Real Red, with the middles in Smoky Slate, and cut out with the coordinating 2 Flowers and 2 Leaves Dies. A piece of Bermuda Bay is cut out with another die from the Stitched Bundle of Shapes and adhered to the card with more Fun Foam. I adhered the flowers to the banner with SNAIL and Foam Tape. The stamped greeting is from the Simon Says Stamp Sending and Wishing Photopolymer Stamp Set and is stamped in Real Red on White and adhered to the banner with some more Foam Tape. Some more Bermuda Bay is cut out three times with the the Simon Says Stamp Wishing Die, they are adhered to each other and the card with 2-Way Glue. Finally some Pretty Pink Posh Sparkling Clear Sequins are adhered with Crystal Effects and complete the card. I love the nice pop of the red against the Bermuda Bay and the subtle Smoky Slate background! I hope that you enjoyed my Design Team card for this week’s Stamp, Ink, Paper color challenge! Click HERE to go over to the blog and check out the inspiration from the rest of my talented Design Team and enter your card in the gallery! We can’t wait to see what you come up with! Thank you so much for checking in with me today! Have a terrific Tuesday! 🙂

SIP Challenge 3-JK-WM-imp

Products used:

Stamp Sets: Flowers on My Mind and Sending and Wishing Photopolymer (Simon Says Stamp)

Ink: Real Red and Smoky Slate Classic Stampin’ Ink (Stampin’ Up!)

Card Stock: Solar White 110lb and 80lb (Neenah), Smoky Slate and Bermuda Bay (Stampin’ Up!)

Dies: Bundle of Stitched Shapes, 2 Flowers and 2 Leaves and Wishing (Simon Says Stamp) and Square Cutout Border (Impression Obsession)

Embellishments: Sparkling Clear Sequins (Pretty Pink Posh)

Adhesives: SNAIL, Crystal Effects, 2-Way Glue and 3M Foam Tape

Tools: Big Shot and Fun Foam

 

Built for Free Using: My Stampin Blog

It’s here! The 2015-2016 Stampin’ Up! Annual Catalog! Get your lists ready and place your orders by clicking on the catalog to the right!!

Piglet MAT

Can You Case It #69

Why oh why must the weekend speed by so quickly?! I guess it’s true what they say… time sure does fly when you are having fun and that’s just what I had yesterday! I woke up a little late as you know, puttered around in the craft room for a bit, spoke to Andrea and then Taylor stopped by. Sue came and picked me up for lunch around 12:40 and we went to a deli in Seaford called Sequa for lunch. I had a panini that was really good and a bag of wasabi ginger potato chips that were delicious! We stopped at AC Moore on the way back to my house and I got some more Washi Tape (like I need that!) and a few more goodies. Back at my house I showed her the page that I did and the cards for this month’s class at Scrap-A-Latte. We looked at a few things on-line and then chatted for a while. She left around 5:30 and I went back into the Stampin’ Galley to work on my card for today’s challenge. I had gotten some new dies from Memory Box and Impression Obsession and wanted to play with them but when I finished the card I didn’t love it so I made another one! I’ll post both of them and you can let me know which one you prefer!

So, off to today’s card which is for this week’s Can You Case It sketch challenge…

CYCI #69

The second card that I made has the usual for a base. I used some Antique Paper Distress Ink to dirty up the sides. The background is a piece of Crumb Cake and on the top part I adhered a piece of paper from the Typeset Specialty Designer Series Paper. The two tickets are from the That’s the Ticket Stamp Set and are stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black on Very Vanilla and also distressed. I adhered them to the card with SNAIL. My strip across the card is a piece of Washi Tape that I got from Michaels a while ago, I adhered it to a piece of Whisper White and then to the card with some Foam Tape. The greeting is something that I saw on-line a few days ago and really liked so I downloaded a vintage typewriter font on the Mac and printed it out a piece of card stock. It’s trimmed and then I used the “Vintage” Ticket Corner Punch to punch the corners. Some more Antique Paper Distress Ink and a piece of Fun Foam behind it with some adhesive holds it to the card. I love that quote so much, I think that it’s very true!

CYCI #69 Card 1-WM

The other card that I made also uses the usual base! The rectangle I used is from the Simon Says Stamp Bundle of Stitched Shapes and cuts out a piece of Soft Sky, I adhered some Fun Foam to the back and then adhered it to the card. I cut out the birch trees from Whisper White and the cardinals from Real Red with the Impression Obsession Birch Trees Dies and adhered them to the card with 2-Way Glue, the cardinals are popped up on some Foam Tape. My XOXOXO is also cut out from Whisper White with the Simon Says Stamp XOXO Border Die and backed with a piece of Blushing Bride. For the hearts I used the Memory Box Stitched Hearts Layers Dies. The large heart is cut form Real Red and the small one from Red Glimmer Paper, they are adhered to the card with Foam Tape. My Love is also cut from Real Red using the Simon Says Stamp Small Love You Dies and adhered to the card with 2-Way Glue. Finally, some Pretty Pink Posh Sparkling Clear Sequins are adhered to the card with Crystal Effects. I do love the birch trees, thought I think that they would be more fitting on a holiday card!

CYCI #69 Card 2-WM

So there you have my two cards for this week’s Can You Case It sketch challenge. Make sure and stop by the blog so you can see all of the other wonderful cards made by the rest of my Design Team! I would love to see your take on the sketch too so make a card and add it to the gallery! I really do appreciate you visiting me today and I wish you an incredible Sunday! 🙂

Products used:

Card 1:

Stamp Set: That the Ticket Clear Mount

Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black and Vintage Paper Distress (Ranger/Tim Holtz)

Card Stock: Whisper White, Crumb Cake and Very Vanilla (Stampin’ Up!)

Designer Series Paper: Typeset Specialty (Stampin’ Up!)

Punches: Ticket Builder Duo and Ticket Corner (Vintage) (Stampin’ Up!)

Embellishments: Washi Tape (Michaels)

Adhesive: SNAIL and Foam Tape (3M)

Tools: Fun Foam and Mini Ink Blending Tool (Ranger)

Card 2:

Card Stock: Whisper White, Soft Sky, Blushing Bride and Real Red (Stampin’ Up!)

Specialty Paper: Red Glimmer (Stampin’ Up!)

Dies: Birch Trees (Impression Obsession), Stitched Hearts Layers (Memory Box) and XOXO Border, Small Love You and Bundle of Stitched Shapes (Simon Says Stamp)

Embellishments: Sparkling Clear Sequins (Pretty Pink Posh)

Adhesive: Crystal Effects, 2-Way Glue, SNAIL and Foam Tape (3M)

Tools: Big Shot and Fun Foam

Built for Free Using: My Stampin Blog

Current Promotions:

With our personalized stamps you can create a cool address label or even use it for everything from marking your territory on books or other belongings to having a fun way to give a personal touch to gifts and goodies. Click HERE for a PDF of the flyer.

It’s here! The 2015 Occasions Catalog is ready for you to place your order! It’s packed with fun trendy products and quick kits! Click on the image in the sidebar and place your order today!

Need some cards quicky? Stampin’ Up! has a brand new kit that allows you to create 20 cards, all you need is some adhesive and you’re all set. Click here for the Everyday Occasion Card Kit!

Make your own stamp! New Undefined stamp carving kit. Available now! Click here for the PDF.

Check out all of the Photopolymer Stamp Sets! The newest set is Lovely Amazing You. It’s a completely clear stamping option you are going to love!

Piglet MAT

Paper Players 240 & Freshly Made Sketches 181

Wow! Is it Monday already?! That weekend just flew by like all of the rest of them! I did have a nice day yesterday though. I managed to get my taxes done (thanks so much Melissa!!). It was such nice day yesterday that I had to take a ride in the convertible with the top down so Taylor and I went to Scrap-A-Latte to see Renee and Angie. Renee and I picked out some new goodies for next month’s card class, can’t wait to get that stuff! I came home and we had dinner with my parents and then Andrew stopped by for a bit. I helped him take the radio out of his car and put back the old one because he’s getting a new car on Tuesday! After he left I finished my laundry and cards for today. I really do need just a few more hours in the day! LOL!

Today I have two cards, one is for this week’s Paper Players and the other is for Freshly Made Sketches. First up is this week’s Paper Players and it’s a color challenge…

Paper Players #240

Some bright cheery colors! My card base is Whisper White Card Stock, and yes, it’s a tall & skinny! I used the Impression Obsession Fancy Cutout Border Die on some Pistachio Pudding. A strip of Coastal Cabana is cut and the panel is adhered with Foam Tape and then to the card with SNAIL. A piece of Strawberry Slush is cut out with the Butterfly Thinlits and backed with some Vellum and adhered to the card with more Foam Tape. Another piece of Strawberry Slush is cut out with the Simon Says Stamp You Craft Die and adhered to the card with 2-Way Glue. The greeting is from the Simon Says Stamp You Photopolymer Stamp Set and is stamped in Coastal Cabana. A few 2013-2015 In-Color Sequins finish off the card. I really like the butterfly backed with the vellum, if only we had a die for that too!

Paper Players 240-WM

Next up is Freshly Made Sketches

Freshly Made Sketches 181

I do love when there are some off kilter elements! My card base for this one is also Whisper White Card Stock. The background is a piece of Crushed Curry that I embossed with the Tiny Triangles Textured Impressions Embossing Folder. The off kilter panel is a piece of paper from the Moonlight Designer Series Paper Stack. I cut out three feathers from Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper with the Simon Says Stamp Feathers Craft Die. The greeting is from a Paper Pumpkin Kit and is heat embossed in White Stampin’ Emboss Powder on Basic Gray. I underlined it with with a piece of Lost Lagoon and adhered it to the card with Stampin’ Dimensionals. My feathers are tucked under the greeting and some Doodlebug and Pretty Pink Posh Sparkling Clear Sequins are scattered to the right of the feathers and complete the card. I love the colors and the bold greeting and geometric pattern would make this a great masculine thank you card!

FMS 181-WM

I hope that you enjoyed today’s double header for the Paper Players and Freshly Made Sketches. Thank you so much for indulging me in my playing catch up and I hope that you all have a marvelous Monday! 🙂

Products used:

Paper Players Card:

Stamp Set: You Photopolymer (Simon Says Stamp)

Ink: Coastal Cabana Classic Stampin’ Ink (Stampin’ Up!)

Card Stock: Whisper White, Coastal Cabana, Pistachio Pudding and Strawberry Slush (Stampin’ Up!)

Specialty Card Stock: Vellum (Stampin’ Up!)

Dies: Butterfly Thinlits (Stampin’ Up!), You Craft Die (Simon Says Stamp), Fancy Cutout Border (Impression Obsession)

Embellishments: 2013-2015 In-Color Sequins (Stampin’ Up!)

Adhesive: 2-Way Glue, Crystal Effects, SNAIL and 3M Foam Tape

Tools: Big Shot

Freshly Made Sketches Card:

Stamp Set: Paper Pumpkin Photopolymer (Stampin’ Up!)

Specialty Ink: Versa-Mark

Embossing Powder: White (Stampin’ Up!)

Card Stock: Whisper White, Crushed Curry, Basic Gray and Lost Lagoon (Stampin’ Up!)

Designer Series Paper: Moonlight Stack

Specialty Paper: Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer (Stampin’ Up!)

Die: Feathers (Simon Says Stamp)

Embossing Folder: Tiny Triangles (Stampin’ Up!)

Embellishments: Doodlebug and Pretty Pink Posh Sparkling Clear Sequins

Adhesive: Crystal Effects, Stampin’ Dimensionals and SNAIL

Tools: Big Shot and Heat Tool

Built for Free Using: My Stampin Blog

Current Promotions:

With our personalized stamps you can create a cool address label or even use it for everything from marking your territory on books or other belongings to having a fun way to give a personal touch to gifts and goodies. Click HERE for a PDF of the flyer.

It’s here! The 2015 Occasions Catalog is ready for you to place your order! It’s packed with fun trendy products and quick kits! Click on the image in the sidebar and place your order today!

Need some cards quicky? Stampin’ Up! has a brand new kit that allows you to create 20 cards, all you need is some adhesive and you’re all set. Click here for the Everyday Occasion Card Kit!

Make your own stamp! New Undefined stamp carving kit. Available now! Click here for the PDF.

Check out all of the Photopolymer Stamp Sets! The newest set is Lovely Amazing You. It’s a completely clear stamping option you are going to love!

Piglet MAT

Paper Players 238

Did I mention that I woke up to a light dusting on snow yesterday morning?! Umm… old man Winter you can go now! It was a little chilly here yesterday but not too bad. I slept a little late, I guess getting up at 5:00am Saturday and going to bed at 1:00am on Sunday morning warranted a little extra sleep! LOL! Heather called me and asked if I wanted to go over to her house for breakfast, umm… yeah! She makes a pretty good breakfast so of course! We ran some errands and then went by George’s house to see the new kitty. His name is Boris and he is a Bengal. He is very friendly and quite vocal, but really he is so cute!

Boris

He is cute, right?! After all of the morning shenanigans I came home and Sandy stopped by for a bit. I chatted with Andrea on Skype and worked on my projects for the week. I also spent some time talking to Mr. Trent. Always good to catch up with him!

I’m very happy that you enjoyed all of the cards from the class at Scrap-A-Latte and the CYCI card too from yesterday! I’ll post the next four cards from February’s class this weekend!

Well, it’s Monday and that means that it’s Paper Players time! Thanks to Joanne for choosing my pickle card from last as her choice for A Cut Above! They have one of my favorite challenges this week too, a Tic-Tac-Toe…

Paper Players #238

Hmm… Claire made it quite difficult to choose by putting my favorite right in the middle! LOL! I finally settled on the middle row across, it gave me a good excuse to use some of my new goodies that I picked up from the stamp show! The card base is Whisper White Card Stock with the entire card front covered in a piece of Bermuda Bay. I took a piece of Brushed Gold Metallic Card Stock and used the Impression Obsession Fancy Cut Out Border Die on the right side. I adhered the panel to the card with Foam Tape. The feather is another Impression Obsession Die called Lg. Feather. I used Bermuda Bay and Garden Green Ink and the Ranger Mini Ink Blending Tool on a piece of Whisper White. The feather is then die cut from that paper and adhered to the card with Multi-Purpose Glue. Across the bottom is one more die, the Impression Obsession Greetings Top Edgers cut from a piece of Bermuda Bay with a strip of Brushed Gold Metallic across it. Some more Foam Tape holds it in place. For a little more sparkle I adhered a few Hazel & Ruby The Makery Green with Envy and Pretty Pink Posh Sparkling Clear Sequins randomly around the feather. So I have officially decided that Bermuda Bay and Gold with a little Garden Green is my favorite color combo! I also think that feather is my all time favorite too! I hope that you like my card for this week’s Paper Players sketch challenge from Claire! Your visits make my days better so thanks for stopping by! Have a good Monday everyone! 🙂

Paper Players 238-WM

Paper Players 238 Close-WM

Stampin’ Up! products used;

Stamp Set: NONE!

Ink: Bermuda Bay and Garden Green Classic Stampin’ Ink

Card Stock: Whisper White and Bermuda Bay

Specialty Card Stock: Brushed Gold Metallic

Tools: Big Shot, Multi-Purpose Glue and SNAIL

NON-Stampin’ Up!: Impression Obsession Fancy Cutout Border, Lg. Feather and Greetings Top Edgers Dies, Hazel & Ruby The Makery Green with Envy Sequins and Pretty Pink Posh Sparkling Clear Sequins

Built for Free Using: My Stampin Blog

Current Promotions:

With our personalized stamps you can create a cool address label or even use it for everything from marking your territory on books or other belongings to having a fun way to give a personal touch to gifts and goodies. Click HERE for a PDF of the flyer.

It’s here! The 2015 Occasions Catalog is ready for you to place your order! It’s packed with fun trendy products and quick kits! Click on the image in the sidebar and place your order today!

Need some cards quicky? Stampin’ Up! has a brand new kit that allows you to create 20 cards, all you need is some adhesive and you’re all set. Click here for the Everyday Occasion Card Kit!

Make your own stamp! New Undefined stamp carving kit. Available now! Click here for the PDF.

Check out all of the Photopolymer Stamp Sets! The newest set is Lovely Amazing You. It’s a completely clear stamping option you are going to love!

Piglet MAT