Paper Players 308

Hmm… sometimes the hardest sentence to write is the first one. There got that out of the way! How is everyone? I’m well, I got a lot accomplished at the Stamp, Ink, Paper Store yesterday with a little help from my friend Sue! She came by to keep me company and help me cut for class. I had gotten most of it done in the morning, my new no procrastination rule! The most tedious stuff, the die cutting, is what she helped with! So everything is bagged up and ready for today and tomorrow! I got my Lawn Fawn invoice today so that has shipped and will be here in time for the release next week! Hopefully my Hero order will ship soon too! Can’t wait to play with some of their new Holiday goodies! After I ate dinner last night I came home and finished up my card for today and cleaned a little, put laundry away and watched a little YouTube. Not too shabby for a Wednesday!

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

Paper Players #308

Now those are some fun bright colors! My card base is Neenah Solar White 110lb Card Stock. I stamped the triangles using the Altenew Sohcahtoa Photopolymer Stamp Set in Versa-Mark onto a piece of Arches 140lb Watercolor Paper and heat embossed them with Hero Arts Gold Embossing Powder. To color them in I used my Mijello Mission Gold Watercolors. After they dried I cut them out with my Scissors, nice and easy fussy cutting, and adhered them to the card with 3D Foam Squares. My greeting is from the Altenew Super Script Photopolymer Stamp Set and is also heat embossed in Gold onto a piece of Black 110lb. I cut out the friend with the Coordinating Dies and the happy birthday with my Paper Trimmer. They too are adhered to the card with 3D Foam Squares. A sprinkling of Pretty Pink Posh Gold Sequins finishes the card. I love the bright but subtle watercolored triangles with the nice bold greeting! I hope that you like my card for this week’s Paper Players challenge! Thank you for your visit today! Have a tantalizing Thursday! ­čÖé

Paper Players 308-WM

Products used:

Stamp Sets: Sohcahtoa and Super Script Photopolymer (Altenew)

Specialty Ink: Versa-Mark

Embossing Powder: Gold (Hero Arts)

Watercolors: Mijello Mission Gold 36 Color

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

Specialty Paper: Arches 140lb Watercolor

Dies: Super Script (Altenew)

Embellishments: Gold Sequins (Pretty Pink Posh)

Adhesives: 3D Foam Squares (Scrapbook Adhesives) and Multi-Matte Medium (Ranger)

Tools: Platinum Machine (Spellbinders), Heat Tool (Hero Arts) and Deluxe Paper Trimmer with Aluminum Cut Rail (Fiskars)

SIP Challenge 61 – Tic-Tac-Toe from Lisa!

The weather was a little cooler here yesterday, it was in the 80’s and while the AC is thankfully still working in the car it was definitely a top down day! I had a nice day at the Stamp, Ink, Paper Store! I got lots of administrative things done in the morning. My friend Robyn stopped in to get some goodies and we had a nice long chat. She has lots of good recommendations for off beat things! I chatted with Sue and Skyped┬áwith Andrea and Dena! My┬áride home was lovely and quick! After dinner my friend Louis called and asked me to meet him at Century21 to help him pick out a suit, his grandmother passed away. Another excuse for a drive in the car! We got two suits for him and then stopped at Carvel and had a little ice cream. Today I have a lot to get done at the store and then tomorrow I have to start getting ready for Card Class on Thursday and Friday!

Since today is Tuesday that means that we have a new┬áStamp, Ink, Paper Challenge for you…

SIP Challenge 61 - Tic-Tac-Toe

I used some Altenew again, I absolutely love their flowers and greetings! The card base is Neenah Solar White 110lb Card Stock. For my background I embossed a piece of Sno-Cone with the We R Memory Keepers Waves 3D Next Level Embossing Folder and adhered it directly to the card with E-Z Runner. My flowers are from the Altenew Lotus Photopolymer Stamp Set. I heat embossed just the outlines in Hero Arts Copper Embossing Powder onto Arches 140lb Watercolor Paper and used my Mijello Mission Gold Watercolors to color them in. The greeting is from the Altenew Beautiful Quotes Photopolymer Stamp Set and is heat embossed in more Copper onto a piece of 46lb Vellum. I picked up the bottom edges of the background and folded over the side of the Vellum and tucked them in to adhere it to the card (because I forgot to do it before I adhered the background! :-P). My flowers are all adhered to the card with 3D Foam Squares and the stems with Dot Runner Adhesive. I love the Copper Embossing Powder but I think it looks especially cool with the blue watercolor and the sentiment is just awesome! I hope that you enjoyed my Design Team card for this week’s Stamp, Ink, Paper Tic-Tac-Toe Challenge! Head on over to the BLOG┬áand see what the rest of the talented Team has made to inspire you and enter your creation into the gallery! Thank you very much for visiting me today! Have an amazing Tuesday! ­čÖé

SIP Challenge 61-JK-WM

Products used:

Stamp Sets: Lotus and Beautiful Quotes Photopolymer (Altenew)

Specialty Ink: Versa-Mark

Embossing Powder: Copper (Hero Arts)

Watercolors: Mijello Mission Gold 36 Tube Set

Card Stock: Solar White 110lb (Neenah) and Sno-Cone (My Colors)

Specialty Paper: Arches 140lb Watercolor and 46lb Vellum (The Paper Cut)

Embossing Folder: Waves 3D Next Level (We R Memory Keepers)

Adhesives: E-Z Runner (Home & Hobby), 3D Foam Squares (Scrapbook Adhesives) and Dot Runner (Tombo)

Tools: Artisan X-plorer (Spellbinders) and Heat Tool (Hero Arts)

Mojo Monday 461

Yet another very warm day here on Long Island! My car apparently thought so too because when I got in it this┬ámorning to head over the the Stamp, Ink, Paper Store the AC worked! Maybe it was angry at me? Who knows how long it will last but I’ll take it for now! I got a lot accomplished at the store too! I had a lot of fun getting to know my new watercolors! I apologize in advance, you will be seeing a lot of watercolor in my cards! Taylor came by and spent the day with me which was really nice! We also had a woman and her two daughters come by to crop. They were very nice and she said that they got a lot done! When I got to my Parent’s I had to call Apple because my Dad’s iPhone won’t let him upgrade his iCloud storage, he gets an odd and very unhelpful error message. Apparently Apple thought so too, it has been escalated to the iOS Development Team and I have to wait to hear back from them. After I finished that I ran a few errands and assembled my card for today. I hope to get a lot more accomplish at the store this morning and I have to go to the Post Office, not sure how I’ll manage that!

It’s Monday so that means that it’s time for this week’s Mojo Monday sketch challenge…

Mojo461

My card base is Neenah Solar White 110lb Card Stock. I covered the front in a piece of the Altenew Woodgrain White Paper. My doily like piece is the Spellbinders Triple Tear Nestabilities Die cut from some Lemon Sorbet. I used the Simon Says Stamp Stitched Circles to cut out a piece of 36lb Vellum and adhered that to the front of the doily. Across the middle is a piece of Lemon Lime. I stamped the flowers and leaves from the Altenew Beautiful Day Photopolymer Stamp Set in Hero Arts Intense Black Ink on Arches 140lb Watercolor Paper and used my Mijello Mission Gold Watercolors to color┬áthem in. I was experimenting and wanted an imperfect look so I basically just let the paint do it’s thing. Once they were dry I used the Coordinating Dies to cut them out. The leaves are adhered to the card with Dot Runner and the flower with Foam Tape. My greeting is from the Altenew Sentiments & Quotes Photopolymer Stamp Set and is stamped in Onyx Black. I flagged the right side and adhered it over the leaves and flower. A few Pretty Pink Posh Amethyst Sequins complete the card. I’m really having fun experimenting with the Mission Gold Watercolors and my Silver Brushes! I hope that you enjoyed my Design Team card for this week’s Mojo Monday Sketch Challenge! Stop by the BLOG and see the rest of the Design Team’s cards and let’s see yours in the gallery! Thank you for beginning another week here with me! Have a marvelous Monday! ­čÖé

Mojo Monday 461-JK-WM

Products used:

Stamp Sets: Beautiful Day and Sentiments & Quotes Photopolymer (Altenew)

Ink: Intense Black (Hero Arts) and Onyx Black (Versa-Fine)

Watercolors: Mijello Mission Gold 36 Color

Card Stock: Lemon Yellow and Lemon Lime (My Colors)

Specialty Paper: Arches 140lb Cold Press Watercolor, 36lb Vellum (The Paper Cut) and Woodgrain White (Altenew)

Dies: Beautiful Day (Altenew), Triple Tear Nestabilities (Spellbinders) and Stitched Circles (Simon Says Stamp)

Embellishments: Amethyst Sequins (Pretty Pink Posh)

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

Tools: Artisan X-plorer (Spellbinders) and #4 Silver Brush

Gold Bamboo Rose Watercolor

Well, it was definitely hot here yesterday! I think the with the heat index it reached 105! I was quite happy! LOL! Like I always tell you, there is a really nice breeze down by the Stamp, Ink, Paper Store and I was inside in the AC most of the day. I did get to play with some crafty goodness and my Taylor stopped by with Kiera for a little while. She says that she comes to see me, I think she comes because I’m close to Blaze Pizza! I had a lovely ride home, Taylor tried to beat me but that didn’t happen! When I got home Daniel and Tristan were at my Parent’s. Jason and Erika went out to celebrate her birthday. Daniel came over to my house to let Winston out and gave him his biscuit and then he asked if we could hang out in the backyard. He asked my why it gets dark and I explained to him the scientific reason, he’s a smart┬álittle boy! I used a ball and a flashlight to demonstrate! We also got to watch a thunderstorm way off in the distance and it was lighting up the clouds. He said that he is afraid of thunderstorms but likes fireworks. I told him that lightning is nature’s fireworks. He was very happy to watch it after that! I have a video of it posted on my Instagram and Facebook. He is so much fun!

I had recently acquired some Mijello Mission Gold Watercolors and some Silver Brushes. After I set up the pans and created a swatch I used them to color in the new Altenew Bamboo Rose Photopolymer Stamp Set! The card base is Ivory 110lb Card Stock. I created the background with the watercolors and some Arches 140lb Paper. The images from the stamp set are heat embossed in Hero Arts Gold Embossing Powder onto more Arches and colored in with the watercolors also. I let everything air dry and then cut the flowers and butterflies out with my Scissors. The greeting is from the Altenew Painted Greetings Photopolymer Stamp Set and is also heat embossed in Gold. After I ran the background through my Platinum Machine to iron it out I adhered it to the card with Extreme Adhesive. The flowers are adhered with 3D Foam Squares. It wouldn’t be a finished card without a few Pretty Pink Posh Gold Sequins! I absolutely love the Mission Gold Watercolors! The pigments are so vibrant and they are very easy to work with! I hope that you like my card for today! Thanks so much for stopping by! Have a simple Sunday! ­čÖé

Gold Bamboo Rose Watercolor-WM

Products used:

Stamp Sets: Bamboo Rose and Painted Greetings Photopolymer (Altenew)

Specialty Ink: Versa-Mark

Embossing Powder: Gold (Hero Arts)

Watercolors: Mijello Mission Gold 36 Tube Set

Brushes: #2 and #10 Round (Silver)

Card Stock: Ivory 110lb (Recollections)

Specialty Paper: Arches 140lb Cold Press

Embellishments: Gold Sequins (Pretty Pink Posh)

Adhesives: Extreme (Tombo) 3D Foam Squares (Scrapbook Adhesives) and Multi-Matte Medium (Ranger)

Tools: Platinum Machine (Spellbinders) and Heat Tool (Hero Arts)