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SIP Challenge 121 – Tic-Tac-Toe

SIP Challenge 121 – Tic-Tac-Toe

A crisp good morning to you! We got a taste of Fall last night with temps in 40’s! I’ll take Summer back now thanks! I had a pretty productive morning yesterday which is always a good way to start the day! In the afternoon I got a text from Heather that one of her cats got out so me, Kim, Stephanie and George spent a few hours combing the neighborhood. They eventually found the cat and are going to get a GPS collar for her, she gets out a lot! I went back over to Heather’s later and we ran a few errands. My evening was finished off with a little TV. This morning I have a bunch of things to get to and some cleaning to do around the house. ๐Ÿ˜€

It’s Tuesday and that means it time for this week’s Stamp, Ink, Paper challenge…

I went diagonal from top left to bottom right on the Tic-Tac-Toe board. My card base of Neenah Solar White 110lb Card stock has the front covered in a piece of paper from the My Mind’s Eye Essentials – Wood 6×6 Paper Pad. I heat embossed a flower and two leaves from the Essentials by Ellen Bold Blooms Photopolymer Stamp Set in Hero Arts White and Copper Embossing Powder onto some 65lb Vellum. The Coordinating Dies are used to cut them out. My greeting is from the same set and is heat embossed in White Embossing Powder onto the woodgrain paper. The leaves are adhered with E-Z Runner and the flower with Kool-Tak Clear Foam Tape. A sprinkling of Pretty Pink Posh Copper Sequins completes the card. I love the nice pop of white against the dark woodgrain! The card would work well for a wedding, don’t you think?! I hope that you like my Design Team card for this week’s Stamp, Ink, Paper Tic-Tac-Toe Challenge! There are some more great cards over on the BLOG so be sure to stop by and take a look! We hope that you will share your take in the gallery with us! Thanks for coming by today! Have an amazing Tuesday! ๐Ÿ™‚

Products used:

Stamp Set: Bold Blooms Photopolymer (Essentials by Ellen)

Specialty Ink: Versa-Mark

Embossing Powder: White and Copper (Hero Arts)

Card Stock: Solar White 110lb (Neenah)

Specialty: 65lb Vellum (The Paper Cut)

Patterned Paper: Necessities – Wood 6×6 (My Mind’s Eye)

Dies: Bold Blooms Matching (Essentials by Ellen)

Embellishments: Rose Gold Sequins (Pretty Pink Posh)

Adhesives: E-Z Runner Ultra Strong (Scrapbook Adhesives), Multi-Matte Medium (Ranger) and Kool-Tak Clear Foam Tape

Tools: Big Shot and Heat Tool (Hero Arts)

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Where Creativity Meets Concord & 9th – Shades of Concord & 9th!

Where Creativity Meets Concord & 9th – Shades of Concord & 9th!

Happy Columbus Day! I hope that you are lucky enough to have the day off from work today! I’m happy to report that my Dad is home from the hospital, he came home yesterday. He is feeling much better thanks in part to all of your well wishes. I really can’t thank you all enough for keeping him in your thoughts. you guys are the best peeps ever! I even got to do some fun stuff yesterday! In the morning I took a ride into Manhattan with Heather to drop her brother off at Comic-Con. After that I went with her to look at some used cars, she is trying to find one for her brother. Boy is there a lot of garbage out there! LOL! After that I spent some time with my Dad and then watched a little TV and made my card for today. Felt so good to sit down in the Stampin’ Galley! Today I have some cleaning and other chores to do. What are you up to?

It’s time for a new challenge over on the Where Creativity Meets Concord & 9th blog…

Shades of Concord & 9th means use any shade of blue or green! For my card is used the Aloha Friend Photopolymer Stamp Set and my MISITI to stamp the dashed strip onto a card base of Neenah Solar White 110lb Card Stock with Peacock and Jalapeรฑo to create a background. The fabulous is from the same set and is heat embossed in Hero Arts White Embossing Powder onto a piece of 65lb Vellum. I used Multi-Matte Medium to adhere it to the card and added a scattering of Pretty Pink Posh Sparkling Clear Sequins to complete the card! Simple and fun, and who doesn’t like to be told that they are fabulous?! I hope that you like my Design Team card for this month’s Where Creativity Meets Concord & 9th Shades of Concord & 9th Challenge! My Teammates have made some great cards to inspire you so head on over the BLOGย head over and check them out! You have all month to play along and we hope you will share your card with us in the gallery! Donโ€™t forget that you can follow us onย Instagramย andย Facebook! Thank you so much for staring your week off with me once again! I wish you all a magnificent Monday! ๐Ÿ™‚

Products used:

Stamp Set: Aloha Friend Photopolymer (Concord & 9th)

Ink: Peacock and Jalapeรฑo (Lawn Fawn)

Specialty Ink: Versa-Mark

Embossing Powder: White (Hero Arts)

Card Stock: Solar White 110lb (Neenah)

Specialty: 65lb Vellum (The Paper Cut)

Embellishments: Sparkling Clear Sequins (Pretty Pink Posh)

Adhesives: Multi-Matte Medium (Ranger)

Tools: MISTI and Heat Tool (Hero Arts)

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SIP Challenge 119 – Card Maker’s Choice!

SIP Challenge 119 – Card Maker’s Choice!

You never know what the day will hold! I had a very busy morning yesterday, I helped Jim with a few things that he needed to get done and then worked on some of my own stuff. Isn’t it nice that I take care of my friends before me?! LOL! After lunch I ran a few errands and then Taylor came by, we had dinner with my Parent’s and watched the Good Doctor. I highly recommend it, it was fantastic! This morning I have to go and pick up my Dad, he’s dropping off his car to be fixed and then I have a bunch of stuff to work on! ๐Ÿ˜€

It’s Tuesday and time for this week’s Stamp, Ink, Paper challenge…

Sometimes you just love a piece of paper so much you want to show it off and that’s what today’s card is all about! Onto my card base of Neenah Solar White 110lb Card Stock I adhered a piece of paper from the First Edition Paper Wild at Heart 6×6 Pad. My leaf and acorn are cut from Tangelo Twist and Chocolate Chip using the Hero Arts Autumn Icons Fancy Dies. The thanks is cut from a piece of Gold Glitter Card and another piece of Chocolate Chip using the Hero Arts Thanks Stamp & Cut. They are all adhered with Multi-Purpose Spray Adhesive, with the thanks offset. Just a scattering of Pretty Pink Posh Gold Sequins and the card is done. I love that piece of paper! You can see the great texture that it has and the fun woodgrain! 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 enter yours in the gallery! Thanks for visiting! Have a terrific Tuesday! ๐Ÿ™‚

Products used:

Card Stock: Solar White 110lb (Neenah) and Chocolate Chip and Tangelo Twist (Stampin’ Up!)

Patterned Paper: Wild at Heart 6×6 (First Edition Paper)

Specialty: Gold Glitter Card Stock (American Crafts)

Dies: Autumn Icons Fancy Dies and Thanks Stamp & Cut (Hero Arts)

Embellishments: Gold Sequins (Pretty Pink Posh)

Adhesives: E-Z Runner Ultra Strong (Scrapbook Adhesives), Multi-Purpose Spray (Elmer’s) and Multi-Matte Medium (Ranger)

Tools: Big Shot

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Fab Friday 122

Fab Friday 122

Another week is coming to an end. I had a busy morning yesterday, I ran over to Jim’s to pick something up and then stopped back home before I headed over to Sue’s. We had a nice productive day, got a lot done. Last night after dinner Taylor and I ran a few errands, always nice to see the child! Today I have some more purging to do! I do love a good purge! ๐Ÿ˜€

I can’t believe that it’s time for a new Fab Friday challenge…

I got to use another new to me stamp! On my card base of Neenah Solar White 110lb Card Stock I stamped the branches in Cup O Joe and the flowers in Red Raspberry, both from the Hero Arts Color Layering Birds & Blossoms Photopolymer Stamp Set. The greeting is stamped in Raspberry Jam in the upper left. The birds are stamped in Just Rust and Emerald Green for the first layer and then Cup O Joe for the second. They are cut out with the Coordinating Dies and adhered to the card with 3M Foam Tape. Just a few Pretty Pink Posh Raspberry Sequins finish the card! I love that stamp set, so simple and fun! 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 enter yours in the gallery! Thank you so much for spending some of your Friday with me! Enjoy the rest of your day! ๐Ÿ™‚

Products used:

Stamp Set: Color Layering Birds & Blossoms Photopolymer (Hero Arts)

Ink: Cup O Joe, Raspberry Jam, Just Rust and Emerald Green (Hero Arts)

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

Dies: Color Layering Birds & Blooms (Hero Arts)

Embellishments: Raspberry Sequins (Pretty Pink Posh)

Adhesives: 3M Foam Tape and Multi-Matte Medium (Ranger)

Tools: Big Shot

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Paper Craft Crew 261

Paper Craft Crew 261

Hello! My apologies for my lateness this morning, I had some computer issues last night and it was a little too late to deal with them! When computers work they are amazing but buy when they don’t, not fun! I had a pretty productive day yesterday, ran some errands, did a little cleaning and some laundry. My friend Scott stopped by to take a look at installing my Ecobee Thermostat that I have had for over a year. Now that finally will get done! Last night after dinner I went over to Heather’s and hung out with her and Stephanie. This morning I have a little project that I’m working on for Jim so I’ll see if I can get that finished and then maybe some more work on the cabinets! ๐Ÿ˜€

I did get my card made for this week’s Paper Craft Crew challenge last night, this week we have some colors to work with…

I’m still appreciating the simpler cards lately and this one is definitely simple! I used my Mini MISTI to stamp the tree and a few of the layers of leaves from the Hero Arts Color Layering Fall Leaves Photopolymer Stamp Set in Cup O Joe, Just Rust, Lemon Yellow and Emerald Green onto a card base of Neenah Solar White 110lb Card Stock. The greeting is stamped in Just Rust under the tree. For a little more interest I added Pretty Pink Posh Copper, Lemon Yellow and Peacock Feather Sequins and a few Matte Copper ones too. I really do love the simplicity of this card, the colors reminded me of the trees in PA, turning but with a lot of green left! I hope that you like my Design Team card for this week’s Paper Craft Crew Color Challenge! You can stop by the BLOG for more inspiration and then share your card with us in the gallery! Thank you so much for coming by today! Have a wonderful Wednesday! ๐Ÿ™‚

Products used:

Stamp Set: Color Layering Fall Trees Photopolymer (Hero Arts)

Ink: Cup O Joe, Just Rust, Lemon Yellow and Emerald Green (Hero Arts)

Paper: Solar White 110lb (Neenah)

Embellishments:

Adhesives: Multi-Matte Medium (Ranger)

Tools: Mini MISTI

Autumn Pumpkins on Kraft

Autumn Pumpkins on Kraft

A good Thursday morning to you! I had a productive day yesterday, got some computer stuff done in the morning and ran a few errands in the afternoon. Jim came by around 5:00 and we went for a four mile walk on the Bethpage Bike Trail. I always feel so good after a walk and so does he! We are going to try and make sure that we take one more often. A little Zorn’s for dinner and some TV before calling it a day. I think that I will try and work on the kitchen cabinets today, let’s see how that goes! ๐Ÿ˜€

I didn’t have a chance to make a card last night so I made one this morning. I used supplies from the Hero Arts September My Monthly Hero Kit, love that kit! The pumpkins are stamped in Tangerine, Orange Soda, Pumpkin Pie and Cop O Joe, the leaves in Green Hills and Moss, all using my Mini MISTI. They are cut out with the Coordinating Dies and put aside. Onto a piece of Desert Storm 80lb I added a little Moss Ink to the bottom with a Mini Ink Blending Tool and adhered it to a card base of Neenah Solar White 110lb Card Stock. The images are adhered with E-Z Runner and 3M Foam Tape and the greeting is stamped in Moss. I added a few Pretty Pink Posh Moss, Pumpkin and Espresso Sequins and the card is done! I’m not a fan of the Fall weather but I do love the images and colors associated with the season! I hope that you like today’s card! Thanks for visiting! Have a terrific Thursday! ๐Ÿ™‚

Products used:

Stamp Set: September My Monthly Hero Kit Photopolymer (Hero Arts)

Ink: Pumpkin Pie, Cup O Joe, Orange Soda, Tangerine, Green Hills and Moss (Hero Arts)

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

Dies: September My Monthly Hero Kit (Hero Arts)

Embellishments: Moss, Pumpkin and Espresso Sequins (Pretty Pink Posh)

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

Tools: Big Shot, Mini MISTI and Mini Ink Blending Tool (Ranger)

Paper Craft Crew 260

Paper Craft Crew 260

What started out as a what am I going to do day yesterday got quite busy! I ended up driving into Manhattan with Heather yesterday to drop off a computer that I had worked on for my friend Isabella. We made it in in about an hour and a half even though it’s UN Week. It did take us 45 minutes to go the last two miles! We had a nice visit with Isabella, no where near long enough and we made it back home in about and hour. Before I dropped Heather off we had some Subway for lunch and then I came back home. The rest of the day was spent dealing with phone upgrades with AT&T which I can assure you is never fun! I’ll be getting some cleaning done today, good stuff! ๐Ÿ˜€

It’s Paper Craft Crew time and this week we have a sketch for you…

Another simple one! I started by stamping the leaf from the Concord & 9th Lace Leaf Photopolymer Stamp Set in Just Rust onto a card base of Neenah Solar White 110lb Card Stock. Next I heat embossed one of the greetings from the set in Hero Arts Gold Embossing Powder onto a piece of 65lb Vellum and flagged the left side. To hold it to the card I adhered a strip of Desert Storm down the right side and tucked the vellum under it. A little strip of Gold Glitter Card is adhered near the top right of the greeting and some Pretty Pink Posh Gold Sequins to finish the card! I think that leaf is definitely my all time favorite and the greeting is a really nice one too! I hope that you like my Design Team card for this week’s Paper Craft Crew Sketch Challenge! Stop by the BLOG and see what the rest of the Team has come up with and enter your card in the gallery! Thanks for stopping by! Have a Wonderful Wednesday! ๐Ÿ™‚

Products used:

Stamp Set: Lace Leaf Photopolymer (Concord & 9th)

Ink: Just Rust (Hero Arts)

Specialty Ink: Versa-Mark

Embossing Powder: Gold (Hero Arts)

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

Specialty: 65lb Vellum (The Paper Cut) and Gold Glitter Card (American Crafts)

Embellishments: Gold Sequins (Pretty Pink Posh)

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

Tools: Heat Tool (Hero Arts)

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SIP Challenge 117 – Watercolor!

SIP Challenge 117 – Watercolor!

A cloudy day but not too bad. We are to get some of the latest tropical storm later today and tomorrow. I got a lot done in the morning yesterday and even more in the afternoon! Heather and Taylor both stopped by and I decided that it was high time that I fixed the broken faucet in the kitchen so we went to the new Home Depot and picked one up. I have to say that changing a faucet is definitely not one of my favorite things to do, no room to work under the sink but I got it done in about 45 minutes! Last night Heather came back and we ran to Bead, Bath & Beyond. Today I have to find some things to do in the house again! ๐Ÿ˜€

I have the pleasure of sharing my Design Team card with you today for this week’s Stamp, Ink, Paper challenge…

I was definitely inspired by the graphic for this one! To begin I smooshed some Mermaid Lagoon onto a piece of Acetate and spritzed it with some water before adding it to a piece of Canson 140lb Watercolor Card. I repeated the same process with Wilted Violet and again with Mermaid Lagoon. Because I’m impatient I used my Heat Tool to speed up the drying! The flower and leaves are cut from Gold Mirror Card using The Ton Petal Cut Peonies Standalone Dies and are adhered to the panel with Multi-Purpose Spray Adhesive. I added the panel to a card base of Neenah Solar White 110lb Card Stock. My greeting is stamped in Onyx Black. It’s from the Mama Elephant Labeled Messages Photopolymer Stamp Set. I adhered it and some Pretty Pink Posh Amethyst, Sea Breeze, Gold and Ocean Spray Sequins with Multi-Matte Medium and the card is done. I love the delicate die cut and watercolor background with the unexpected “label” greeting! I hope that you enjoyed my Design Team card for this week’s Stamp, Ink, Paper Challenge! We hope that you will pay a visit to the BLOG and check out the rest of the Team’s cards and share your masterpiece with us in the gallery! Thank you for coming by and have a great Tuesday! ๐Ÿ™‚

Products used:

Stamo Set: Labeled Messages Photopolymer (Mama Elephant)

Ink: Wilted Violet and Mermaid Lagoon Distress (Ranger/Tim Holtz) and Onyx Black (Versa-Fine)

Card Stock: Solar White 110lb (Neenah)

Specialty: Cason 140lb Watercolor and Gold Mirror Card (The Paper Cut)

Dies: Petal Cut Peonies Stand Alone (The Ton)

Embellishments: Amethyst, Sea Breeze, Gold and Ocean Spray Sequins (Pretty Pink Posh)

Adhesives: Multi-Purpose Spray (Elmer’s) and Multi-Matte Medium (Ranger)

Tools: Big Shot, Heat Tool (Hero Arts)

Happy Birthday Pumpkin

Happy Birthday Pumpkin

Happy Sunday peeps! I’m a little late this morning because I was out a little later than planned last night and actually got up this morning and made my card! I went over to Jim’s yesterday and we worked on getting his garage organized. We had a little lunch and then went over to the new Costco by him. He got a new TV for his bedroom so we installed that and then ran over to IKEA and Target. A lot was accomplished and that is always a good thing! ๐Ÿ˜€

That card that I made this morning uses some of the add-ons from the September My Monthly Hero Kit. I started by die cutting the pumpkin from Gold Glitter Card and the leaf from Green Glitter Paper using the Hero Arts Autumn Icons Fancy Dies. I laid the pumpkin onto my card base of Neenah Solar White 110lb Card Stock to get and idea as to where I wanted to do my ink blending. I used Just Rust behind the pumpkin and Pool around it. The pumpkin and leaf are then adhered to the card with Multi-Purpose Spray Adhesive. For the greeting I ink blended some more Just Rust onto card stock and dried it with my Heat Tool. I then stamped the Happy Birthday from the Hero Arts Ribbon Messages Stamp & Cut Photopolymer Stamp Set in Versa-Mark and heat embossed it in Hero Arts Gold Embossing Powder. It’s cut out with one of the banner dies and adhered to the card with 3M Foam Tape. Just a few Pretty Pink Posh Metallic Green and Pumpkin Sequins finish the card! It would be a fun to give for a fall birthday don’t you think?! I hope that you enjoyed today’s card! I thank you for stopping by! Have a super Sunday! ๐Ÿ™‚

Products used:

Stamp Set: Ribbon Message Stamp & Cut Photopolymer (Hero Arts)

Ink: Just Rust and Pool (Hero Arts)

Specialty Ink: Versa-Mark

Embossing Powder: Gold (Hero Arts)

Card Stock: Solar White 110lb (Neenah)

Specialty: Gold Glitter Card and Green Glitter Paper (American Crafts)

Dies: Autumn Icons Fancy Dies and Ribbon Messages Stamp & Cut (Hero Arts)

Embellishments: Metallic Green and Pumpkin Sequins (Pretty Pink Posh)

Adhesives: Multi-Purpose Spray (Elmer’s), 3M Foam Tape and Multi-Matte Medium (Ranger)

Tools: Big Shot, Heat Tool (Hero Arts) and Mini Ink Blending Tool (Ranger)

Fab Friday 121

Fab Friday 121

It was a humid, sticky day here yesterday. Not complaining, I’ll take that over cold any day! I managed to get a few things out of the way in the morning, stained a switch plate cover, did a little laundry. Around 3:00 Heather dropped me off at the train station so that I could head into Manhattan. I made sure that I left myself enough time to walk to my destination. I met up with Chantal outside her office on 5th and then we walked over to wait for Kim. She works in the building that I used to work in when I was in the city. The three of us headed over to Omar’s for dinner, they have the best hummus and falafel! From there we said goodbye to Chantal and Kim and I walked over to the theater on 45th and 8th to see Kinky Boots. I have to say it was one of the best plays that I have seen! If you get a chance to see it make sure that you do! I got back out on the Island around 11:00 and was done! I’ll be going over to Jim’s house later on this morning to wait for the guy to come and measure for the new side door. ๐Ÿ˜€

It’s Friday! And it’s a Fab Friday too! We have a simple sketch for you this time around…

I started off by stamping the flowers and leaves from the Concord & 9th Hope Photopolymer Stamp Set in Jalapeรฑo, Grape Juice and Juice Box. They are cut out with my Scissors, love a little fussy cutting! The label is cut from a piece of Desert Storm 80lb with the Concord & 9th Hope Label Dies. I added the flowers and leaves to it with Dot Runner adhesive and 3M Foam Tape, stamped the greeting from the same set in Grape Juice and then adhered it to a card base of Neenah Solar White 110lb Card Stock With Fun Foam. For a little extra interest I added a few Pretty Pink Posh Clear Droplets! Love the loose brushstroke look of the flowers, don’t you?! I hope that you like my Design Team card for the Fab Friday Sketch Challenge! Head on over to the BLOG and see the rest of the Team’s cards and share yours with us in the gallery! Thanks for catching up with me today! Enjoy your Friday! ๐Ÿ™‚

Products used:

Stamp Set: Hope Photopolymer (Concord & 9th)

Ink: Jalapeรฑo, Grape Soda and Juice Box (Lawn Fawn)

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

Dies: Hope Label (Concord & 9th)

Embellishments: Clear Droplets (Pretty Pink Posh)

Adhesives: Dot Runner (Tombo), 3M Foam Tape and Multi-Matte Medium (Ranger)

Tools: Big Shot and Fun Foam

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