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SIP Challenge 188 – Designer’s Choice!

SIP Challenge 188 – Designer’s Choice!

Hi everyone! It’s back to being cold here in New York. I know Spring is coming but it seems so far away! I had one of those rare nights last night where I only got about 3 hours of sleep. Today should be fun! 😛

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

I wanted to play with some of the new dies from this month’s Concord & 9th release to make my card for today! I started by using the Concord & 9th Pretty Poppy Dies to cut out some Rose Quartz, Garden Green and Black 110lb for the pieces that I needed to make my flower. I set those aside and used the Concord & 9th Peek-Through Patterns Photopolymer Stamp Set to stamp the cross marks onto my card base of Neenah Solar White 110lb Card Stock in Minty Fresh Ink. The greeting is from the same set and is stamped in Black Licorice. I assembled my poppy and adhered it to the card base with Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive. It needed a little bling so I added a few Pink Rhinestones and the card is done! I love the subtle background with the nice bold die cut flower! I hope that you enjoyed my Design Team card for this week’s Stamp, Ink, Paper Designer’s Choice challenge! Head on over to the BLOG and check out the rest of the Team’s cards and add your take to the gallery! Thanks for coming by today! Have a great rest of your Tuesday! 🙂

Products used:
Stamp Set: Peek-Through Patterns Photopolymer (Concord & 9th)
Ink: Minty Fresh and Black Licorice (Lawn Fawn)
Card Stock: Solar White 110lb (Neenah), Rose Quartz (My Colors), Garden Green (Stampin’ Up!) and Black 110lb (Recollections)
Dies: Pretty Poppy (Concord & 9th)
Embellishments: Pink Rhinestones (Recollections)
Adhesives: Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive (Tonic)
Tools: Gemini Jr. (Crafter’s Companion)

Paper Craft Crew 327 – Sketch!

Paper Craft Crew 327 – Sketch!

Two days in a row?! That hasn’t happened in a long time! LOL! I was FaceTiming with Andrea on Monday and she sent me this week’s sketch to nudge me to make a card. It does feel good to be creating again. The Mojo comes in spurts but at least it’s coming. I’m going to try and get in the Stampin’ Galley again today! Wish me luck! 😀

Today’s card is for this week’s Paper Craft Crew Sketch challenge…

I got to play with some more new goodies from this month’s Concord & 9th release! They are definitely one of my favorite companies! I love the innovative products they come up with! I used the Concord & 9th Floral Print Silhouettes Stamps and Dies along with a few other oldies but goodies for my card. To start I stamped the circle of flowers from the Concord & 9th Floral Print Silhouette Photopolymer Stamp Set in Black Licorice, Jalapeño and Sunflower Ink with my Mini MISTI. To cut it out I used the circle die from the Concord & 9th Birthday Basics Dies. Next, I cut out a piece of Sunflower Card Stock with the Hero Arts Circle Infinity Dies. My banner is from the Concord & 9th Best Banners Photopolymer Stamp Set. I stamped two of them in Jalapeño and cut them out with my Scissors. A piece of Fun Foam cut out with another of the Circle Infinity Dies is added to the back of the floral circle and adhered to the Sunflower circle with the banners sandwiched in between. The deer is cut from a piece of Solar White 80lb for the head and some Super Gold Curious Metallic for the antlers. I added the circles to a card base of Neenah Solar White 110lb Card Stock and stamped my greeting in Black Licorice. The deer is added with 3M Foam Tape. For a little sparkle I added a few Pretty Pink Posh Gold Sequins to the flower centers and applied a heavy coat of Wink of Stella Clear Glitter Brush Pen to the deer head. I love that floral circle and actually wish that it was big enough to cover a card front! I hope that you like my Design Team card for this week’s Paper Craft Crew Sketch challenge! Stop by the BLOG and see the rest of the Team’s cards and share yours with us in the gallery! Thanks for coming by again today! Enjoy the rest of your Wednesday! 🙂

Products used:
Stamp Sets: Floral Print Silhouette and Best Banners Photopolymer (Concord & 9th)
Ink: Black Licorice, Jalapeño and Sunflower (Lawn Fawn)
Card Stock: Solar White 110lb and 80lb (Neenah) and Sunflower (Lawn Fawn)
Specialty: Super Gold Curious Metallic (The Paper Cut)
Dies: Floral Print Silhouettes and Birthday Basics (Concord & 9th) and Circle Infinity Dies (Hero Arts)
Embellishments: Gold Sequins (Pretty Pink Posh) and Wink of Stella Clear Glitter Brush Pen (Zig)
Adhesives: Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive (Tonic) and 3M Foam Tape
Tools: Gemini Jr. (Crafter’s Companion), Mini MISTI and Fun Foam

SIP Challenge 185 – CAS Valentine!

SIP Challenge 185 – CAS Valentine!

Hello! I’m late today! LOL! We had some issues getting things together over on the challenge blog so I waited until that post was up to post mine. I had a lovely day with the kiddos. Tristan was in a really good mood which is always nice! Tomorrow I’ll be in the city at The Ink Pad for a while in the afternoon. I’m looking forward to it! If you’re nearby come in and say hi! 😀

Better late than never! Here is this week’s Stamp, Ink, Paper challenge…

I used the Concord & 9th Little Love Tags Photopolymer Stamp Set and Coordinating Dies to create my card. The background is stamped with the stacked hearts three times using my MISTI and some Ballet Slippers Ink. I stamped the greeting on top of them with Black Licorice Ink. My little xo heart is stamped in Wild Rose Ink and cut out with the die. I added it to the card with 3M Foam Tape. For a little bling I scattered some hearts from a Little Things by Lucy Mix and a little Spectrum Noir Clear Sparkle Pen on the xo heart. Nice and quick and simple! I hope that you like my Design Team card for this week’s Stamp, Ink, Paper CAS Valentine Challenge! Stop by the BLOG for more inspiration and share your card with us in the gallery! Thank you for visiting with me and have a nice evening! 🙂

Products used:
Stamp Set: Little Love Tags (Concord & 9th)
Ink: Ballet Slippers, Wild Rose and Black Licorice (Lawn Fawn)
Card Stock: Solar White 110lb and 80lb (Neenah)
Dies: Little Love Tags (Concord & 9th)
Embellishments: Hearts (Little Things by Lucy) and Clear Sparkle Pen (Spectrum Noir)
Adhesives: E-Z Runner Ultra Strong (Scrapbook Adhesives) and Glue Tube (Lawn Fawn)
Tools: Gemini Jr. (Crafter’s Companion) and MISIT

SIP Challenge 184 – Something for Baby!

SIP Challenge 184 – Something for Baby!

And it’s Tuesday again! I had a quiet week. Watched the kiddos, worked on some projects and purged a lot more stuff from my house. Apparently I was a border line hoarder! LOL! But Jim is very good at getting rid of stuff! My house looks so much bigger and it’s a lot easier to clean! We are almost finished with the purging and soon it will time for painting and other newness! I can’t wait! 😀

Now on this week’s Stamp, Ink, Paper Challenge…

I have been working on baby shower invites for a friend and this was one of the prototypes! I stamped the wreath from the Concord & 9th Wreath Turnabout Photopolymer Stamp Set in Storm Cloud Ink using my Mini MISTI. The bear is from the Concord & 9th Furry Friends Photopolymer Stamp Set. I stamped the outline in Black Licorice and the fill-in in Sunflower. The Sweet Baby is from the Concord & 9th Darling Petals Turnabout Photopolymer Stamp Set and is also stamped in Black Licorice. The panel is adhered to a piece of Black 110lb and then to a card base of Neenah Solar White 110lb Card Stock. I love the nice simple colors on the kraft! I hope that you like my Design Team card for this week’s Stamp, Ink, Paper Challenge! Stop by the BLOG and check out the rest of the Team’s cards and share yours with us in the gallery! Thanks for visiting and enjoy the rest of your Tuesday! 🙂

Products used:
Stamp Sets: Furry Friends, Wreath Turnabout and Darling Petals Turnabout Photopolymer (Concord & 9th)
Ink: Black Licorice, Storm Cloud and Sunflower (Lawn Fawn)
Card Stock: Solar White 110lb and Desert Storm 80lb (Neenah) and Black 110lb (Recollections)
Adhesives: E-Z Runner Ultra Strong (Scrapbook Adhesives)
Tools: Mini MISTI

SIP Challenge 183 – All My Love!

SIP Challenge 183 – All My Love!

Hello my friends! It was incredibly cold here yesterday! Like in the minuses with the 40 MPH winds that we had. Thankfully we didn’t get any of the snow on Saturday but boy that cold was nasty. I had to put the spare tire back in the car where it belongs, only took a month to do that, and picked the coldest day so far to do so, and I thought my ears fell off! LOL! It’s to be a little better today but not nice and in the 40’s like we have been having. I’m done with Winter, anyone else?! 😀

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

To start my card I stamped the Concord & 9th Triangle Turnabout Photopolymer Stamp using my MISIT in Minty Fresh Ink once onto a card base of Neenah Solar White 110lb Card Stock. My tag is cut from Desert Storm 80lb using the Concord & 9th Little Love Tags Dies. The greeting is from the Concord & 9th Little Love Tags Photopolymer Stamp Set and is stamped in Amalgam Ink. I cut the the luggage tag part from Grey 110lb and slipped it thought the hole in the top of the tag. The heart is from the same set and is cut from Real Red Glitter Card. The elements behind the heart are from the Concord & 9th Everyday Bouquet Die Set that is exclusively included in the Concord & 9th Everyday Bouquet Turnabout Toolkit. I cut them from Merman, Gold Mirror Card and Galvanized Curious Metallic. They are added to the back of the heart and the heart is attached to the tag with 3M Foam Tape. I added the tag to the card base with more 3M Foam Tape. A few Faceted Acrylic Jewels finish off the card. I love the heart with the elements peeking out and the fun subtle triangle background! I hope that you enjoyed my Design Team card for this weeks Stamp, Ink, Paper Challenge! Head on over to the BLOG for more inspiration from the rest of the Team. Thank you so much for stopping by! Have a nice rest of your Tuesday! 🙂

Products used:

Stamp Sets: Triangle Turnabout and Little Love Tags Photopolymer (Concord & 9th)
Ink: Amalgam (Gina K) and Minty Fresh (Lawn Fawn)
Card Stock: Solar White 110lb and Desert Storm 80lb (Neenah) and Merman (Lawn Fawn)
Specialty: Real Red Glitter (Stampin’ Up!), Gold Mirror and Galvanized Curious Metallic (The Paper Cut)
Dies: Everyday Bouquet and Little Love Tags (Concord & 9th)
Embellishments: Assorted Faceted Acrylic Jewels (Bead Landing)
Adhesives: 3M Foam Tape and Multi-Matte Medium (Ranger)
Tools: Gemini Jr. (Crafter’s Companion) and MISTI

SIP Challenge 180 – Thank You!

SIP Challenge 180 – Thank You!

Happy New Year!! I had a busy month in December and didn’t have any time to craft which was not a good thing! I did manage to get a little crafty time in yesterday with Andrea on FaceTime, we haven’t done that in a while! One of the big things that happened to me was on Christmas Day. I was on my way to see a friend and hit a pothole on the Southern State Parkway. It broke the spring and some other important parts in the front of the car which in turn sliced the tire off of the rim. $1,700 later the car was fixed. That’s a lot of damage from a pothole! Merry Christmas to me, not! Other than that I had a good month and I have missed you guys! I plan to attempt to get back to being a little more crafty in the new year!

To start off the year we have a new challenge over on the Stamp, Ink, Paper Blog. We took a little time off and to start we are making thank you cards!

I used a whole bunch of dies and no stamps to make my card! The greenery uses dies from the Concord & 9th Season Of Cheer, Just Because and Beautiful Branches Sets and they are cut from Early Espresso, Soft Sky, Garden Green, Pear Pizzaz and Old Olive. My rectangle is cut from a piece of Desert Storm 80lb with the die from the Concord & 9th Just Because Dies. I cut the season from Silver Glitter Card and the of thanks from a piece of Dark Grey 110lb, both of those dies are from the Concord & 9th Season of Cheer Set. The greenery is added to a panel of Light Grey 110lb with Glue Tube. I adhered the season and of thanks to the rectangle and then added it to the panel with 3M Foam Tape. The panel is then adhered to a card base of Neenah Solar White 110lb Card Stock. I love all of the greenery behind the sentiment and the way it stands out against the grey background! I hope that you like my Design Team Card for this week’s Stamp, Ink, Paper Challenge! Stop by the BLOG and see what the rest of the Team has come up with and share your card with us in the gallery! Thank you so much for stopping by and I hope that your year is off to a great start! 🙂

Products used:

Card Stock: Solar White 110lb and Desert Storm 80lb (Neenah), Grey 110lb (Recollections), Early Espresso, Soft Sky, Garden Green, Pear Pizzaz and Old Olive (Stampin’ Up!)

Specialty: Silver Glitter Card (American Crafts)

Dies: Season Of Cheer, Just Because and Beautiful Branches (Concord & 9th)

Adhesives: Glue Tube (Lawn Fawn) and 3M Foam Tape

Tools: Gemini Jr. (Crafter’s Companion)

SIP Challenge 179 – Holidays!

SIP Challenge 179 – Holidays!

Hey there… remember me?! LOL! I have been away for a bit but I have a few things to post this week so hopefully you’ll join me! Got a little inspiration last night, finally! I have been keeping busy helping my friend Kelly redo her bathroom and spending time with the kiddos! Over the weekend I went into Manhattan with Jim, Kim, Brian, Izzy, Kevin, Krissy and Brooke to see the Radio City Christmas Spectacular. It was great and we had so much fun! This weekend I have a Holiday party to go to, that should be a good time! My tree is up but I haven’t done any shopping! Gotta get on that! How are your Holiday plans going?! 😀

It’s Tuesday so time for a new challenge over on the Stamp, Ink, Paper Challenge

I used a new stamp set and an older one from Concord & 9th to make a fun simple card! I started by stamping the face and greeting from the Concord & 9th Winter Wear Photopolymer Stamp Set onto a piece of Solar White 80lb in Amalgam Ink using my Mini MISTI so I could stamp it twice. On a separate piece I stamped the scarf. The images are colored in with Copics, mine are in desperate need of refills and new nibs as you can see from the shading! The scarf is cut out with the coordinating Concord & 9th Winter Wear Dies. My snowflakes are from the Concord & 9th Snow Flurry Photopolymer Stamp Set and are stamped in Merman Ink. I adhered the stamped panel to a card base of Neenah Solar White 110lb Card Stock and added the scarf with Thin 3D Foam Squares. For a little sparkle I added Hero Arts Clear Gems to some of the snowflake centers and used Spectrum Noir Clear Sparkle Brush Pen over the scarf! A fun card that would be easy to mass produce! Stamp some and take markers or pencils with you and color on the go! I hope that you like my Design Team card for this week’s Stamp, Ink, Paper Holidays Challenge! There is more inspiration over on the BLOG and we hope that you will share your card with us in the gallery! Thank you so much for spending some time with me today! Enjoy the rest of your Tuesday! 🙂

Products used:

Stamp Sets: Winter Wear and Snow Flurry Photopolymer (Concord & 9th)

Ink: Amalgam (Gina K) and Merman (Lawn Fawn)

Markers: Copic

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

Dies: Winter Wear (Concord & 9th)

Embellishments: Clear Jewels (Hero Arts) and Clear Sparkle Brush Pen (Spectrum Noir)

Adhesives: E-Z Runner Ultra Strong and Thin 3D Foam Squares (Scrapbook Adhesives)

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

SIP Challenge 173 – Plaid!

SIP Challenge 173 – Plaid!

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

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

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

Products used:

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

Ink: Minty Fresh and Ballet Slippers (Lawn Fawn)

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

Dies: Snow Flurry (Concord & 9th)

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

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

Fab Friday 148

Fab Friday 148

Hello peeps and a very happy Friday to you! I have had a somewhat productive week. Got some projects finished and thought of some new ones to start. I’m off to see the kiddos this morning. Daniel has a bit of a cold a hopefully little miss Tristan will be in a good mood! She is in the terrible twos for sure! If she’s good we’ll be bad and go to Mc’D’s for lunch. 😀

Time for a new challenge over on the Fab Friday blog…

Most people see Halloween, not me! LOL! I dug out some oldies but goodies to make my card. It all started with the Simon Says Stamp Eliza Snowflake Die cut from some Purple Glitter Paper. I watched one of Kristina Werner’s Holiday card series videos and she made a gorgeous card with all different snowflakes cut from glitter paper. I would like all of the new snowflakes that Simon Says Stamp has released! I do love a snowflake and their ones are great! I happened to remember that there was a stamp set called Holiday Envelopes Sentiments that coordinated with the Eliza Snowflake Die. I stamped the snowflakes in Sugarplum and Carrot randomly onto a card base of Neenah Solar White 110lb Card Stock. The greeting is from the same set and is stamped in Black Licorice. I adhered the snowflake with Glue Tube. A little sparkle was needed so I added Pretty Pink Posh Amethyst and Silver Sequins and the card is done! A very simple card with really non-traditional Holiday colors, but you all know that I like that! LOL! I hope that you like my Design Team card for the Fab Friday Color Challenge! Stop by the BLOG and check out the rest of the Team’s cards and share yours with us in the gallery! Thank you for spending some of your Friday with me! Enjoy the rest of your day and have a fabulous weekend! 🙂

Products used:

Stamp Set: Holiday Envelopes Sentiments Photopolymer (Simon Says Stamp)

Ink: Black Licorice, Sugarplum and Carrot (Lawn Fawn)

Card Stock: Solar White 110lb (Neenah)

Specialty: Purple Glitter Paper (Recollections)

Dies: Eliza Snowflake (Simon Says Stamp)

Embellishments: Amethyst and Silver Sequins (Pretty Pink Posh)

Adhesives: Glue Tube (Lawn Fawn)

Tools: Gemini Jr. (Crafter’s Companion)

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

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

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

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

I hope that you like the card for my October Solo Post for the Where Creativity Meets Concord & 9th Blog! Don’t forget that you can follow us on Instagram and Facebook! We are getting ready to start our next challenge on October 9th, be sure to come back to see what the rest of my talented teammates have to inspire you! Thanks for stopping by! Have a fantastic weekend!!

Products used:

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

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

Marker: Copic Multiliner .05

Card Stock: Solar White 110lb (Neenah)

Tools: Mini MISTI