Lilac Silhouettes Thank You & Manhattan

Hi there! Despite the rainy day yesterday I had a great day! I headed into Astoria to pick up Michael, put the top down in the car and then off to Manhattan we went. There was quite a bit of traffic going across the 59th Street bridge but it doesn’t seem so bad in the car with the top down! We arrived at my friend Kim’s house around 9:15 and headed to the diner for a little breakfast. After that we went back to Kim’s apartment and dis-assembled the large IKEA bookcase. We sat and chatted for a while and Kim had said that she wanted to go and find a couch. Our first stop was Macy’s and a little Starbucks to help with concentration! From there we headed up to Pottery Barn and that’s where she found the couch. It’s a really nice comfortable one with a matching storage ottoman. After the furniture hunting was finished we went to Nick’s for a really late lunch/early dinner and had some delicious pizza. Then it was back to Kim’s for a little digestion and then Michael and I came back to my house and hung out with Taylor and watched some TV before I took him back over to Sue’s house. I can’t think of a nicer way to spend a Saturday! Here is a little picture of the three of us from one of our cab rides!

Me, Kim & Michael NYC Cab

 

Man do I love my peeps!! 😀

The card that I have for you today is actually one that I made a few week’s ago. I was inspired by a tag that my friend Holly had made. I was in my parent’s back yard and was looking at the Lilac bushes and remembered that I had seen a clever way to make some with one of the stamps from Summer Silhouettes. To start off the card I used Neenah Solar White 110lb Card Stock and covered the front in a piece of Wisteria Wonder. The main panel is a piece of Neenah Solar White 80lb, the Simon Says Stamp Medium Dot Line Die is used to punch out the circles down the right side. I then threaded some Gold Thread with a few purple Swarovski Crystals and some Pretty Pink Posh Gold Sequins through the holes and secured the thread behind the panel. The panel is then adhered to the card with Fun Foam, SNAIL and Foam Tape. My images are from the Summer Silhouettes Stamp Set and are stamped in Elegant Eggplant, Wisteria Wonder and Old Olive. I adhered the stamped panel to some Elegant Eggplant. For the greeting I used the “Vintage” Simply Celebrate Stamp Set and heat embossed it in Gold Stampin’ Emboss Powder on a piece of Vellum. It’s secured to the back of the panel and then adhered to the card with SNAIL. I love the sequins and crystals on the gold thread and the simple look of the flowers! I hope that you enjoyed today’s card and that it inspires you to use a stamp set in a different way! Thank you for coming by and sharing in some of my adventures too! Have a simply lovely Sunday! 🙂

Lilac Silhouettes Thank You-WM

Lilac Silhouettes Thank You Close-WM

Products used:

Stamp Sets: Summer Silhouettes and Simply Celebrate Clear Mount (Stampin’ Up!)

Ink: Old Olive, Elegant Eggplant and Wisteria Wonder Classic Stampin’ Ink (Stampin’ Up!)

Specialty Ink: Versa-Mark

Embossing Powder: Gold (Stampin’ Up!)

Card Stock: Solar White 110lb and 80lb (Neenah), Wisteria Wonder and Elegant Eggplant (Stampin’ Up!)

Specialty Card Stock: Vellum (Stampin’ Up!)

Dies: Medium Dot Line (Simon Says Stamp)

Embellishments: Gold Thread (DMC), Purple Crystals (Swarovski) and Gold Sequins (Pretty Pink Posh)

Adhesives: SNAIL and Foam Tape

Tools: Big Shot, Heat Tool and Fun Foam

 

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Mossy Slate Petal Tag

Well that was a quick Saturday! I managed to get some stuff done around the house in the morning and then around noon I went over and got Heather and we ran some errands. I had to got to BestBuy to return something and then Target to do the same. Of course you can’t go in Target just to return something now can you?! I did find a jacket on clearance for $20 so I had to have that! We went back to Heather’s and she shared some more of her delicious Creme Brûlée and some other sweet treats. I had some leftover pizza for lunch and then came home and worked on some projects. I skyped with Eva for a bit while I colored in some images for my card class. A good day, but it went way too quickly! I’m supposed to go into Manhattan this morning, I haven’t looked outside to see what lasts night’s weather brought! Guess I should take a peek… it’s not too bad. Now to take the train or drive?! Decisions!

Today’s card is a just because one. I was inspired my one that I saw on Pinterest. I used a color combo that I haven’t before too. The base is Whisper White Card Stock and the background is a piece of Mossy Meadow that I cut out with the Lawn Fawn Large Stitched Rectangles. In the middle of that is a piece of paper from the Adventure Bound Designer Series Paper Stack, also cut out with the Stitched Rectangles. My tag is a piece of Smoky Slate, I stamped the Dictionary Background Stamp in Memento Tuxedo Black and used the Scalloped Tag Topper Punch and the Project Life Corner Rounder to create the tag. Some Hemptique Black Hemp Twine is threaded through the hole and left extra long. My flower is from the Petal Potpourri Stamp Set and is heat embossed in Smoky Slate Stampin’ Emboss Powder on So Saffron and punched out with the Flower Medallion Punch. The greeting is from the Crazy About You Photopolymer Stamp Set and is also heat embossed on Mossy Meadow. The tag, flower and greeting are all adhered to the card with Stampin’ Dimensionals. I really like the grays with the Mossy Meadow and I think that the So Saffron gives it just the right amount of pop! I hope that you like my card for today. Thanks so very much for taking a little time out of your day to come and see me! Have a super Sunday peeps! 🙂

Mossy Slate Petal Tag-WM

Stampin’ Up! products used:

Stamp Sets: Petal Potpourri and Dictionary Background Clear Mount and Crazy About You Photopolymer

Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black

Specialty Ink: Versa-Mark

Stampin’ Emboss Powder: Smoky Slate

Card Stock: Whisper White, Mossy Meadow, Smoky Slate and So Saffron

Designer Series Paper: Adventure Bound Stack

Punches: Scalloped Tag Topper, Project Life Corner Rounder and Flower Medallion

Tools: Big Shot, Heat Tool, Stampin’ Dimensionals and SNAIL

NON-Stampin’ Up!: Lawn Fawn Large Stitched Rectangles and Hemptique Black Hemp Twine

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Pals Paper Arts 235

Finally Friday! This week has been a long one! Lots of work to do including the move which wasn’t too bad. It was really cold again here today, I think the high was 15! It was my co-worker Cindy’s Birthday today so we all ate lunch together and that’s always nice. I went straight from work to Scrap-A-Latte to relieve Andrew who had been there since 10:00am. We are babysitting the store while Renee is enjoying the warmer weather at CHA in Anaheim, CA! Lucky!! I closed up at 7:00 and stopped by Brian and Kim’s on the way home to catch up with them. I got home around 9:00 and sat down to make my card for today. Happily finished that and then watched a little TV Before heading off to bed. Not a bad Thursday and it’s back to the scrapbook store tonight. Oh, I also edited the background picture on the homepage so you should actually be able to see the Brooklyn Bridge and the new Freedom Tower too! You’ll have to let me know if I was successful! 🙂

Today I have my card for this week’s Pals Paper Arts color challenge…

PPA 235

Today’s card is inspired by one that I saw on Pinterest and it begins with a base of Soft Sky Card Stock. I used a piece of paper from the All Abloom Designer Series Paper Stack to go down the right side behind my background which is a piece of Soft Sky that I stamp in Soft Sky with the Dictionary Background Stamp. It’s mounted to the card with Stampin’ Dimensionals. Across the lower half of the card is a piece of Vintage Designer Series Paper, but I not going tell you what it is, lets see if you can guess and leave me a comment just for fun! On top of that is a piece of Pool Party with the left end angled. My greeting is from the Fabulous Four Stamp Set and is heat embossed in Pool Party Stampin’ Emboss Powder on Island Indigo. That and the stamp in the upper right are also adhered to the card with Stampin’ Dimensionals. Speaking of the stamp that’s from the Postage Due Stamp Set and is stamped in Island Indigo. I finished off the card with some Sparkling Clear Sequins adhered with Crystal Effects. A fun simple card for this week’s Pals Paper Arts color challenge and I hope that you enjoyed it! Thank you so much for stopping by to see me on my favorite day of the week! Have a fabulous Friday Everyone! 🙂

PPA 235-WM

Stampin’ Up! products used:

Stamp Sets: Fabulous Four, Postage Due and Dictionary Background Clear Mount

Ink: Soft Sky Classic Stampin’ Ink

Specialty Ink: Versa-Mark

Stampin’ Emboss Powder: Pool Party

Card Stock: Soft Sky, Island Indigo and Pool Party

Designer Series Paper: All Abloom Stack and ???

Punch: Postage Stamp

Tools: Heat Tool, Stamp-a-ma-jig. Paper Snips, Crystal Effects, Stampin’ Dimensionals and SNAIL

NON-Stampin’ Up!: Pretty Pink Posh Sparkling Clear Sequins

 

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Mojo 377

We had our Holiday party at work yesterday and in the middle of it there was fire drill! Ha ha! They also did karaoke and some people were really good and others… well we won’t say anything else! It is supposed to rain here heavy until Christmas. At least we won’t have a white one. I’ll take the rain over snow any day. Last night was pretty uneventful. I got a few cards done and then made a list of what I have left to do. The Christmas cards didn’t get done. Sometimes we have to accept that there is just not enough time in the day to accomplish everything that we want to. That is something I’m going to work on in the New Year. Between work, crafting, blogging and friends sometimes I just can’t get to everything and that’s just the way it goes right?! I’m going to do my Christmas shopping tonight! Wish me luck! LOL!

It’s Tuesday so here are the Weekly Deals from Stampin’ Up!:

Weekly Deals 12-23-2014 SM

My card that I have for you today is for this week’s Mojo Monday sketch challenge…

Mojo377

Super simple so I wanted to keep my card the same. I saw a technique last year where Debbie Hughes used embossing paste with embossing powder to get this really cool molten look so I finally decided to give it a try! The base for today’s card is Whisper White Card Stock. I adhered a piece of Smoky Slate to the base and a strip of Silver Glimmer Paper goes across the middle. My snowflake is actually the negative of the Simon Says Stamp Kate Snowflake Die. I cut it out of a piece of 110lb card stock and used it as a stencil with some Wendy Vecchi Embossing Paste. Some Silver Stampin’ Emboss Powder is sprinkled on while it is still wet and the I heat embossed it and it bubbled! I used the Circles Collection Framelits to cut it out and backed it with some Brushed Silver Metallic Card Stock punched out with the 2″ Circle Punch. My greeting is from the Merry Everything Stamp Set and is also heat embossed in Silver Stampin’ Emboss Powder and backed with some more Brushed Silver Metallic. Stampin’ Dimensionals hold both the snowflake and the greeting to the card. Like I said very simple, just white and silver. I love the way the snowflake turned out, a very clever technique! I hope that you enjoyed my card for this week’s Mojo Monday sketch challenge. Thanks very much for coming by and I hope that you are all a lot further along in your Christmas shopping than I am! Have a wonderful Tuesday! 🙂

Mojo 377-WM

Mojo 377 Close-WM

Stampin’ Up! products used:

Stamp Set: Merry Everything Clear Mount

Specialty Ink: Versa-Mark

Stampin’ Emboss Powder: Silver

Card Stock: Whisper White and Smoky Slate

Specialty Card Stock: Brushed Silver Metallic

Specialty Paper: Silver Glimmer

Framelits: Circles Collection

Punch: 2″ Circle

Tools: Big Shot, Heat Tool, Stampin’ Dimensionals and SNAIL

NON-Stampin’ Up!: Wendy Vecchi Embossing Paste and Simon Says Stamp Kate Snowflake Die

 

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World Traveler You

I’m a little late with my post today, I just can’t get going lately. It was also a busy day yesterday, I ran some errands in the morning to get out of the house. Heather does catering and I went with her on a deliver and then we came home and got ready to go to Daniel’s party. I stopped off to see my friend Renee on the way out east to pick up some stuff from her. The party was in Patchogue, it was fun and the kids had a good time. There was a bouncy house and lots of ballgame themed food. I took some pictures, of course I forgot to take pictures of the banners, but I did get some nice pictures of my peeps.

Daniel's Centerpiece Front

The front of the centerpiece.

Daniel's Centerpiece Back

The back.

Daniel & I

Me and the Birthday Boy.

Heather, Daniel & Andrew

Heather, Daniel and Andrew.

Daniel & Cake

Daniel with his really cool hat and cake!

A really fun party with lots of great people.

On a side note and completely unrelated, I love quotes. If you follow me on Instagram I post quotes all the time. Some that I write and some that I love. I found this one this morning and it reminded me of when I was a younger. If I was feeling down I would take a ride to the airport and go to the International Arrivals Terminal and sit there and watch the people meet as they got off the plane. The International Terminal is good for this because the people have been away for longer and it’s so nice to see them reunited with loved ones. This quote I found this morning reminded me of that…

Jonathan Safran Foer Quote

So, I think at some point today I’m going to go to the airport and just watch for a little while.

Now on to today’s card. I wanted to use my favorite greeting and the World Map Stamp so this is what I came up with. The card base is Whisper White Card Stock. I stamped the World Map Background Stamp on a piece of So Saffron in Memento Tuxedo Black. The Lawn Fawn Large and Small Stitched Rectangles are used to cut out the map, frame and Vellum. The greeting I mentioned is from the From My Heart Stamp Set and is heat embossed in Black Stampin’ Emboss Powder along with the ship image from the Traveler Stamp Set. My frame is a piece of Basic Black and is adhered to the Vellum with SNAIL and then everything is adhered to the base. Not a very complicated card and the Stitched Frames make all of the layers east to cut out. I also love Vellum over another image in the background, it always gives it a little depth while keeping the card easy to mail. I hope that you enjoyed my card and the pictures from Daniel’s 1st Birthday. I also hope that you enjoyed the quote, I’ll post more of them here as I come across them. Thanks for spending a little time with me today. Have a good Sunday! 🙂

World Traveler You-WM

Stampin’ Up! products used:

Stamp Sets: From My Heart, Traveler and World Map Background Clear Mount

Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black

Specialty Ink: Versa-Mark

Stampin’ Emboss Powder: Black

Card Stock: Whisper White, So Saffron and Basic Black

Specialty Card Stock: Vellum

Tools: Big Shot, Heat Tool, Stamp-a-ma-jig and SNAIL

NON-Stampin’ Up!: Lawn Fawn Large and Small Stitched Rectangles

 

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Happy Halloween!!

It’s a Friday and it’s Halloween!! I had a nice evening last night, I went to a class at The Playground that my friend Michael taught. We made four Christmas cards and had a very good time. After we went out for some coffee at Starbucks and just hung out. I had a bit of a headache last night and didn’t get much sleep so I took the day off from work and   am going to try and go back to bed for a while. I haven’t had a really bad headache in years. Oh well, hopefully I can get some rest and it will be all gone later. Did you all finish you preparations for the trick or treaters tonight?! I love to see all of the little kids in their costumes, I wonder what Daniel will be. Hopefully I will see him later and get to take a few pictures!

I had to make a fun Halloween card to post today. I had see a card on Pinterest a while back that did a fun thing with a tag so that is my inspiration for today’s card. The base is Whisper White Card Stock with a piece of Basic Black on top. My background is a piece of Whisper White and I used the Gorgeous Grunge Stamp Set and some Tangelo Twist ink for my splotches. I stamped them off so they wouldn’t be too bold. A piece of Tangelo Twist is is used to make my tag along with the Angled Tag Topper Punch. I cut a strip of Tangelo Twist and used some temporary adhesive so I could cut around the tag with a craft knife to create the negative space. The greeting and the bats are from the September Paper Pumpkin Kit and are heat embossed in Black Stampin’ Emboss Powder. I adhered the negative part of the tag to the card with SNAIL, along with a thin strip of Basic Black and the positive part of the tag with Stampin’ Dimensionals.  A few black enamel dots finish off the card. I love the layout and the negative and positive parts of the tag. I hope that you enjoyed today’s card and that you all have a fantastic Friday and a safe and Happy Halloween! Thanks so much for visiting! 🙂

Halloween Half Tag-WM

Stampin’ Up! products used:

Stamp Sets: September Paper Pumpkin Kit and Gorgeous Grunge Clear Mount

Ink: Tangelo Twist Classic Stampin’ Ink

Specialty Ink: Versa-Mark

Stampin’ Emboss Powder: Black

Card Stock: Whisper White, Basic Black and Tangelo Twist

Punch: Angled Tag Topper

Tools: Heat Tool, Craft Knife, Stampin’ Dimensionals and SNAIL

NON-Stampin’ Up!: Black Enamel Dots

 

Current Promotions:

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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!

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Paper Players 214 & Pals Paper Arts 220

I know that I say it every Monday but that weekend just flew by! I had another pretty productive day yesterday. I spent a lot of time in the Stampin’ Galley, pretty much the whole weekend. I was in there yesterday morning and then my friend Sandy came by and we played with embossing paste for a bit. After she left I did some more crafting and then had some dinner. I wanted to get finished a little early so I could have some down time and that’s just what I did! It was a very busy weekend, the Control Freaks Tour on Saturday and the Creation Station Tour on Sunday. Lots of crafting but that is always fun for me. I think I need to switch the Stampin’ Galley with the bedroom, I spend much more time in there!

Today is a double header, I have my card for this week’s Pals Paper Arts sketch challenge and my usual Monday standard for this week’s Paper Players CAS Masculine Birthday. First we’ll do the Pals Paper Arts sketch…

PPA 220

We all know how I feel about traditional Christmas cards but every once in a while it’s nice to have a red and green one! The card begins with a base of Very Vanilla Card Stock and I covered the whole front with a piece of Mossy Meadow. In the lower right corner I embossed the greeting from the Bright & Beautiful Stamp Set in Gold Stampin’ Emboss Powder. The frame is a piece of Brushed Gold Metallic Card Stock that I cut the center out of with my Stampin’ Trimmer. I adhered the frame to the card with lots ‘o Stampin’ Dimensionals. The large star is also form the Bright & Beautiful Stamp Set and is also heat embossed in Gold Stampin’ Emboss Powder on a piece of Cherry Cobbler and cut out with the Stars Framelits. My little stars are from the Pictogram Pinches Stamp Set and again are heat embossed in Gold Stampin’ Emboss Powder and punched out with the star from the Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack. A very traditional red, green and gold Christmas card for all of you purists out there! I will admit that it does have a familiar holiday feel to it!

PPA 220-WM

The second card for today is for this week’s Paper Players CAS Masculine Birthday from Jaydee….

Paper Players #214

I was poking around on YouTube the other day when I came across THIS video from Jennifer MacGuire. She showed you how to create a celestial background using ink. I absolutely loved the look so I had to give it a try! I used some Very Vanilla Card Stock for my base and a piece of Brushed Gold Metallic Card Stock to cover the front. My background is a piece of Watercolor Paper. I used Blackberry Bliss and Night of Navy Ink with a Ranger Mini Round Ink Blending Tool. I’m sure that you could use a Sponge Dauber but I like the ink blending tool, I feel it gives you a little better control. After I was happy with the ink coverage I took a paintbrush and flicked some water onto it. That’s what creates the dots with the halo like look. The other dots are a mixture of water and Perfect Pearls also flicked from a paintbrush. A piece of Vellum Card Stock is cut out with the Starburst Framelits to serve as a background for my… yes… feathers! LOL! I heat embossed the feathers in Gold Stampin’ Emboss Powder onto Blackberry Bliss and Night of Navy and cut them out with the Feathers Framelits. They are adhered to the starburst with SNAIL. The greeting is from the And Many More Stamp Set and again is heat embossed in Gold Stampin’ Emboss Powder and cut out with the banner from the Snowflake Card Thinlits. I adhered that to the card with Stampin’ Dimensionals. I’m so happy with the way the background turned out! It really does look like a celestial night sky.

Paper Players 214-WM

Paper Players 214 Close-WM

I really hope that you enjoyed both of my cards for today, one for the Pals Paper Arts challenge and the other for the Paper Players. It’s always fun to try something new, I hope that you’ll give the celestial background a try! Thank you for coming by and visiting with me today. I hope you all have a marvelous Monday! 🙂

Stampin’ Up! products used:

Pals Paper Arts Card:

Stamp Sets: Bright and Beautiful and Pictogram Punches Clear Mount

Specialty Ink: Versa-Mark

Stampin’ Emboss Powder: Gold

Card Stock: Very Vanilla, Mossy Meadow and Cherry Cobbler

Specialty Card Stock: Brushed Gold Metallic

Framelits: Stars

Punches: Itty Bitty Accents

Tools: Big Shot, Stampin’ Trimmer, Heat Tool. Stampin’ Dimensionals and SNAIL

 

Paper Players Card:

Stamp Sets: Four Feathers and And Many More Clear Mount

Ink: Blackberry Bliss and Night of Navy Classic Stampin’ Ink

Specialty Ink: Versa-Mark

Stampin’ Emboss Powder: Gold

Card Stock: Very Vanilla, Blackberry Bliss and Night of Navy

Specialty Card Stock: Watercolor and Vellum

Framelits: Starburst and Feathers

Thinlit: Snowflake Card

Tools: Big Shot, Heat Tool. Stampin’ Dimensionals and SNAIL

NON Stampin’ Up!: Ranger Mini Round Ink Blending Tool and Perfect Pearls

 

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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.

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Wooden Spoon Goodies

Last night was great! Andrew and I headed into Manhattan around 3:30 (yes, I snuck out of work early!). We went and had an early dinner at Nick’s, some really good calamari and pizza. I have been wanting to take Andrew there for a while, they have great food and he agreed. We walked over to the West side through the park and then took the subway up to 168th Street, There was a Starbucks so we got some coffee and headed to the venue. The concert was at the United Palace Theater, I had never heard of it before but it was nice place to see a concert. It’s an old building that is sort of like a Broadway theater inside. The opening band was called Broods and they are from New Zealand and sound a bit like Lorde, they were pretty good. Sam went on around 9:00 and played for just over an hour. He sang most of the songs from his album In the Lonely Hour and also did the cover of Whitney Houston’s How Will I Know, one of my favorites. He was just as good as I thought he would be! An excellent show!! We both had a great time and even were productive in the car on the way home. I dictated my blog comments and Andrew typed them for me! Here are some pictures from last night…

United Palace Theater

United Palace Theater Inside

Sam SelfieSam Ticket

Sam Stage

We were a little far away, so the picture of Sam on stage is a little blurry, didn’t matter we still had a wonderful time! As an added bonus, it was nice enough to have the top down in the card there and back! 🙂

Today’s card is a just because card that I have been wanting to make for a while. I went to the new burger place in Manhattan, Clarke’s Standard, a few weeks ago and kept my little wooden spoon that I got with my milkshake because I thought hmm… I’ll bet I can use that on a card. LOL! After some thought here’s what I came up with. The base for the card is Cherry Cobbler Card Stock and the background is a piece of Whisper White that I stamped in Sahara Sand with the Hardwood Background Stamp. On top of that is a Tea Lace Paper Doily with some of the left side cut off and adhered with SNAIL to the background. My greeting is from the Oh My Goodies Stamp Set and is stamped in Chocolate Chip and Cherry Cobbler. The Cherry Cobbler one is cut out with the Deco Labels Collection Framelits and the Chocolate Chip one is punched out with the Large Oval Punch. They are adhered to each other and the card with Stampin’ Dimensionals. My little wooden spoon is adhered to the card with Glue Dots and a piece of Linen Thread is tied in a bow with the tails left extra long. I have been trying to think of a way to use that stamp on a card and I think this works! It would make a nice card to go along with a housewarming gift or possibly a dinner invitation. I hope that you enjoyed my recycled spoon card, I wonder what else we can add to a card that we already have?! Thanks so much for coming by to see the pictures and project, have a fantabulous Friday my friends! 🙂

Wooden Spoon Goodies-WM

Stampin’ Up! products used:

Stamp Sets: Oh My Goodies and Hardwood Background Clear Mount

Ink: Sahara Sand, Cherry Cobbler and Chocolate Chip Classic Stampin’ Ink

Card Stock: Cherry Cobbler and Whisper White

Framelits: Deco Labels Collection

Punch: Large Oval

Embellishments: Tea Lace Paper Doily and Linen Thread

Tools: Big Shot, Stampin’ Dimensionals and SNAIL

 

Paper Players 205 & Freshly Made Sketches 145, Oh and more Pics!

Hello my friends! I am back home! My flight from Salt Lake City was uneventful, a welcome change from going out there! LOL! First, I apologize for not getting back to your comments in a timely manner, I did finish replying last night! Today is going to be a long one, we have our golf event at work and I’ll be there from 8:00am until 11:00pm. Kind of kills the week off! So, the last day of Convention was definitely the best day! I was randomly selected for a VIP Backstage Tour for me and three friends!! It was at 11:00am on Saturday and much to my delight Donna Griffith was our lovely tour guide! I took Wendy, Maggie and Brian with me. We got to see all of the goings on behind the scenes. Sterling and Sarah were in the green room so we got to say a quick hello to them. We also got to see Shelli who I have to say is one of the most genuine and sweetest people I have ever met. She chatted with us for a bit and then patiently posed with us through four mobile phones for pictures! We also had the pleasure of meeting the make-up artist, who’s name escapes me at the moment. She was great, very funny and beautiful! Here are a few pictures from out little adventure…

Shelli & the Gang

That’s the four of us with Shelli and the Production Manager.

JK Makeup

Me getting beatified! LOL!

Makeup Artist

The lovely master of making people look better than they really are!

Donna & I

The wonderful Donna, isn’t she a cutie?!

I really did have the best time at Convention. I will miss everyone but we’ll keep in touch and I can’t wait to see them all again!

Today I also have a double post! I needed to get my Freshly Made Sketches card in before the deadline and I also have my Monday mainstay, the Paper Players! First up is the Paper Players, they have a CAS Monochromatic challenge this week…

Paper Players #205

Did I need to see the feathers or the blues, nope! LOL! I started my card off with a base of Soft Sky Card Stock. The background is a piece of Whisper White and I stamped the leaves from the Kinda Eclectic Stamp Set in Soft Sky, Pool Party and Lost Lagoon. I spritzed it with some Lost Lagoon and Soft Sky before adhering it to the base. The tag is a piece of Coastal Cabana that I punched with the Scalloped Tag Topper Punch and stamped the burst, also from the Kinda Eclectic Set, in Coastal Cabana. To create the feathers I stamped the Love Who You Are Stamp in Soft Sky, Pool Party and Lost Lagoon on the same color card stock and cut them out with the leaf from the Flower Fair Framelits. A quick score down the middle and some notches created with the star punch from the Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack and they are done. The feathers were on one of Shelli’s cards during her presentation. They will have to do until I can get the new set from the Holiday Catalog! A pice of 1 1/4″ Burlap Ribbon that I dyed with Bermuda Bay Ink is adhered across the bottom of the tag. A few scattered 2013-2015 In-Color Designer Sequins complete my card. I love the Kind of Eclectic Set and am so happy to have it now and the feathers are fun and simple to make!

Paper Players 205-WM

Next up is my card for this week’s Freshly Made Sketches challenge…

Freshly Made Sketches #145

As soon as I saw the sketch I thought it would be a perfect opportunity to show you some goodies from the new Holiday Catalog! The base of this card is also Soft Sky and I used the Dotty Angles Photopolymer Stamp Set to stamp the dots in Soft Sky right on the base. The middle Panel is a piece of paper from the All is Calm Specialty Designer Series Paper* Pack backed with a piece of Cherry Cobbler. The wreath is from the Wondrous Wreath Photopolymer Stamp Set* and is stamped in Pear Pizzaz, Garden Green and Cherry Cobbler. I cut out the wreath, bow (a piece of Red Glimmer Paper) and greeting (a piece of Gold Foil Sheet) using the Wonderful Wreath Framelits*. I assembled the wreath and then adhered it to the card with Stampin’ Dimensionals. Two more pieces of Red Glimmer Paper are flagged and adhered under the right side of the wreath. I LOVE the new wreath and Framelits, so cool! The photopolymer makes it so easy to line up the elements and blues are my favorite colors for Christmas! I really hope that you enjoyed the pictures and double dose of cards today for the Paper Players and Freshly Made Sketches! Thank you very much for checking in to see what I’m up to and enjoy your Monday! 🙂

FMS 145-WM

Stampin’ Up! products used:

Paper Players:

Stamp Sets: Kinda Eclectic Clear Mount and Love Who You Are Wood Mount

Ink: Soft Sky, Pool Party, Lost Lagoon and Coastal Cabana Classic Stampin’ Ink

Card Stock: Soft Sky, Whisper White, Coastal Cabana, Pool Party and Lost Lagoon

Framelits: Flower Patch

Punches: Scalloped Tag Topper and Itty Bitty Accents Pack

Embellishments: 1 1/4″ Burlap Ribbon and 2013-2015 In-Color Sequins

Tools: Big Shot, Simply Scored, Stampin’ Spritzer, Multi-Purpose Glue, Sticky Strip, Stampin’ Dimensionals and SNAIL

 

Freshly Made Sketches:

Stamp Sets: Wondrous Wreath* and Dotty Angles Photopolymer

Ink: Pear Pizzaz, Garden Green and Cherry Cobbler Classic Stampin’ Ink

Card Stock: Soft Sky, Cherry Cobbler and Whisper White

Designer Series Paper: All is Calm Specialty*

Specialty Paper: Red Glimmer and Gold Foil Sheet

Framelits: Wonderful Wreath

Tools; Bog Shot, Stampin’ Spritzer, 2-Way Glue, Stampin’ Dimensionals and SNAIL

 

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Modern Gold Feather Hello

Wow that was a long short week! Work was crazy busy yesterday, lots of last minute things to do. I also helped Nancy with her bike. Her and Nicole have their 75 mile bike ride today. I told her that I will miss her! LOL! I can’t even imagine doing that. I stop and think whether I want to drive 75 miles let alone ride! More power to them and I wish them the best of luck! I have lots of projects to make today, tomorrow is the Creation Station blog tour so be sure and come back for that. I also have to get ready for Monday! 😛

I was sitting at my desk last night browsing through the new Catalog and I keep seeing this one project in there that I love so I decided to do a little CASE of it. The card starts off with a base of Crumb Cake Card Stock and the background is a piece of Gold Fancy Foil Designer Vellum. I used two strips of paper from the Modern Medley Designer Series Paper Pack for the flags. A piece of Gold Foil Sheet has some holes punched out with a standard hole punch and happy accident, they lined up nicely with the dots on the DSP! The two feathers are Island Indigo and Basic Black, they are made using the Ovals Collection Framelits and my trusty Paper Snips. I tucked some Gold Sequin Trim behind them and adhered them to the card with Mini Glue Dots. My greeting is from the Six Sided Sampler Stamp Set and is heat embossed in White Stampin’ Emboss Powder on Calypso Coral and punched out with the Hexagon Punch. I love the mix of colors with the gold and yes, I’m a bit obsessed with feathers! But you all know that! I hope you got some inspiration from today’s card and that you enjoyed it. Many thanks for stopping by and have a super Saturday! 🙂

Modern Gold Feather Hello-WM

Stampin’ Up! products used:

Card Stock: Crumb Cake, Island Indigo, Basic Black and Calypso Coral

Designer Series Paper: Modern Medley

Specialty Paper: Gold Foil Sheet and Gold Fancy Foil Designer Vellum

Specialty Ink: Versa-Mark

Stampin’ Emboss Powder: White

Stamp Set: Six Sided Sampler

Framelits: Ovals Collection

Punch: Hexagon

Embellishments: Gold Sequin Trim

Tools: Big Shot, Heat Tool, Paper Snips, Mini Glue Dots, Stampin’ Dimensionals and SNAIL

 

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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 2014 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 Endless Birthday Wishes. It’s a completely clear stamping option you are going to love!