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Paper Craft Crew 311

Paper Craft Crew 311

I’m back! LOL! I had a nice day with the kiddos. Daniel is always a pleasure and Tristan settled down early this morning which is always a treat! After we put Daniel on the bus Tristan and I went to Aldi and Hobby Lobby. Having Hobby Lobby so close to my Brother’s house is not a good thing! LOL! I’m off to Manhattan this morning to see my friend Ella for a bit and then who knows! 😀

It’s Wednesday and time for this week’s Paper Craft Crew challenge…

I have been wanting to play with my Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers and the Stamptember Set that I got so that’s what I did! The image is from the Simon Says Stamp & Altenew Dainty Spring Photopolymer Stamp Set and is stamped in Amalgam Ink onto some Bristol Smooth Card Stock using my Mini MISTI so that I could stamp it a few times and make sure that it was nice and crisp! The image is then colored in with Zig Markers and cut out with the Coordinating Die. I adhered it onto my card base of Neenah Solar White 110lb Card Stock with 3D Foam Squares. My greeting is from the same set and is stamped in Amalgam. Some Pretty Pink Posh Amethyst and Marigold Sequins complete the card. I do like the Zig Markers but I need some more time to play with them and get used to them! I hope that you like my Design Team card for this week’s Paper Craft Crew Color Challenge! Check out the rest of the Team’s cards over on the BLOG and share yours with us in the gallery! Thank you for stopping by and I hope that you all enjoy the rest of your Wednesday! 🙂

Products used:

Stamp Set: Dainty Spring – Stamptember Photopolymer (Simon Says Stamp & Altenew)

Ink: Amalgam (Gina K)

Markers: Zig Clean Color Real Brush

Card Stock: Solar White 110lb (Neenah) and Bristol Smooth

Dies: Dainty Spring – Stamptember (Simon Says Stamp & Altenew)

Embellishments: Amethyst and Marigold Sequins (Pretty Pink Posh)

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

Tools: Gemini Jr. (Crafters 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)

Paper Craft Crew 309

Paper Craft Crew 309

Ahh, halfway through the week! My brother is away this week so I have had the kiddos longer than usual. But they really are so good so I don’t mind at all. I’m off to PA for the long weekend early tomorrow morning. Last trip of the season which is a bummer. But we’ll make the most of it! Can’t wait to be in the country air again! 🙂

Wednesday means it’s time for a new challenge over on the Paper Craft Crew blog…

I’m really loving navy lately! I started my card by adhering a piece of Silver Glitter Card to a card base of Neenah Solar White 110lb Card Stock. Next I used the Concord & 9th Snow Flurry Dies and the circle from the Concord & 9th Globe Greetings Dies to cut out the negative of the small snowflake from a piece of Blueprint Curious Metallic and adhered it to the card with 3m Foam Tape. My greeting is from the Concord & 9th Snow Flurry Photopolymer Stamp Set and is heat embossed in Simon Says Stamp Ultra Fine Steel Navy Embossing Powder onto a piece of Galvanized Curious Metallic and then trimmed into to strips. They are adhered to the card with 3M Foam Tape and E-Z Runner. A few Little Things by Lucy Nautical Sparkle Sequins and Pearls complete the card! Love the negative snowflake in the circle and the sparkly silver background! I hope that you like my Design Team card for this week’s Paper Craft Crew Sketch Challenge! Check out the rest of the Team’s cards over on the BLOG and share your take with us in the gallery. Thanks for visiting with me! Enjoy the rest of your Wednesday! 🙂

Products used:

Stamp Set: Snow Flurry Photopolymer (Concord & 9th)

Specialty Ink: Clear (Simon Says Stamp)

Embossing Powder: Ultra Fine Steel Navy (Simon Says Stamp)

Card Stock: Solar White 110lb (Neenah)

Specialty: Silver Glitter Card (American Crafts), Blueprint Curious Metallic and Galvanized Curious Metallic (The Paper Cut)

Dies: Snow Flurry and Globe Greetings (Concord & 9th)

Embellishments: Nautical Sparkle Sequin Mix (Little Things by Lucy) and Pearls

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

Tools: Gemini Jr. (Crafter’s Companion) and Heat Tool (Hero Arts)

Fab Friday 147

Fab Friday 147

Another early day with the kiddos but it’s Friday!! I spent the day on Wednesday looking for a new clothes dryer. We have some scratch and dent places around here but most of the stuff there looked like it fell off of the back of a truck doing about 80 MPH! LOL! I settled on a new one, it ended up only being about $100 more than one of the banged up ones. Not sure what’s going on for the weekend, but that’s ok, I do like a surprise from time to time! 😀

In my effort to try and get back into creating mode I have a card to share with you today for the new Fab Friday challenge…

More fun with the new release from Concord & 9th! I started my card by heat embossing the large snowflake from the Concord & 9th Snow Flurry Photopolymer Stamp Set twice in Hero Arts Gold Embossing Powder onto a piece of Blue Print Curious Metallic and then used the Coordinating Die to cut it out. My greeting is also from the Concord & 9th Snow Flurry Set and is heat embossed in Simon Says Stamp Ultra Fine Steel Navy Embossing Powder onto a piece of Super Gold Curious Metallic. I added a few of the snow flakes and then used the rectangle die from the Concord & 9th Just Because Dies to cut it out. I also cut it from a piece of Neenah Solar White 110lb Card Stock to frame it. The snowflake is adhered to a card base of Solar White 110lb. I used another die from the Concord & 9th Just Because Dies to cut out the pine branches from Gold Metallic 27lb Vellum. Some 3M Foam Tape is added to the back of the greeting and the pine branches are added tot he back before it’s added to the card. To finish it off I scattered some Little Things by Lucy Nautical Sparkle Sequins and a few Hero Arts Clear Gems. I love that Steel Navy Embossing Powder and the blue and gold together! I hope that you like my Design Team card for the Fab Friday Sketch Challenge! Stop by the BLOG and get some more inspiration and share your card with us in the gallery! Thanks for visiting with me today, I hope that you all have a fabulous Friday! 🙂

Products used:

Stamp Set: Snow Flurry (Concord & 9th)

Specialty Ink: Clear (Simon Says Stamp)

Embossing Powder: Gold (Hero Arts) and Ultra Fine Steel Navy (Simon Says Stamp)

Card Stock: Solar White 110lb (Neenah)

Specialty: Super Gold Curious Metallic, Blue Print Curious Metallic and Gold Metallic 27lb Translucent Vellum (The Paper Cut)

Dies: Snow Flurry and Just Because (Concord & 9th)

Embellishments: Nautical Sparkle Sequin Mix (Little Things by Lucy) and Clear Gem (Hero Arts)

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

Tools: Gemini Jr. (Crafter’s Companion), Heat Tool (Hero Arts) and Mini MISTI

Paper Craft Crew 308

Paper Craft Crew 308

Hello there! Two days in a row! LOL! Woo hoo! It was a gloomy rainy day here, had to take Daniel to the bus stop in the car. Tristan and I had a nice day playing in the house. We both took a little nap on the couch! Last night I went into the Stampin’ Galley to make today’s card and had a little accident, I cut my middle finger with the tip of a pair of scissors and it bled like crazy all over the card! After I got it to stop bleeding and the fainting feeling passed I went back in and remade the card. I will refrain from sharing a pic of the Merry and Bloody card with you! LOL! 😀

That card is for this week’s Paper Craft Crew sketch challenge…

I used an impressive amount of goodies for such a simple card! I started by die cutting my tag using the Concord & 9th Holiday Cheer Tags Dies, the banner using the Concord & 9th Holly Jolly Banner Dies and the tree using the Concord & 9th Cozy Christmas Dies all from different shades of Grey 110lb. The tree is from the Concord & 9th Cozy Christmas Photopolymer Stamp Set and the greeting from the Concord & 9th Merry & Bright Photopolymer Stamp Set, top part stamped on the tag and the bottom on the banner, all heat embossed in Simon Says Stamp Antique Gold Embossing Powder. I also stamped the pine leaves from the Concord & 9th Merry & Bright Photopolymer Stamp Set in Smoke onto the tag. My snowflake is from the Concord & 9th Snow Flurry Dies and is cut from a piece of Silver Glitter Paper from the Concord & 9th Neutrals Glitter Paper Pack. The snowflake and banner are adhered to the card with Glue Tube and the tag and tree with 3M Foam Tape. A little sprinkle of Pretty Pink Posh Pewter, Gold and Silver Sequins complete the card! I do love all of the different shades of grey with the gold embossing! I hope that you like my Design Team card for this week’s Paper Craft Crew Sketch Challenge! I’m sure that I’ll remember making this one for a while! LOL! Stop by the BLOG to see the rest of the Team’s cards and share your with us in the gallery! Thanks for visiting with me today! Enjoy the rest of your Wednesday! 🙂

Products used:

Stamp Sets: Merry & Bright and Cozy Christmas Photopolymer (Concord & 9th)

Ink: Smoke (Simon Says Stamp)

Specialty Ink: Clear (Simon Says Stamp)

Embossing Powder: Ultra Fine Antique Gold (Simon Says Stamp)

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

Specialty: Neutrals Glitter Paper Pack (Concord & 9th)

Dies: Cozy Christmas, Snow Flurry, Holly Jolly Banner and Holiday Cheer Tag (Concord & 9th)

Embellishments: Pewter, Gold and Silver Sequins (Pretty Pink Posh) and Silver Thread (DMC)

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

SIP Challenge 169 – Background Stamps!

SIP Challenge 169 – Background Stamps!

Another Monday done! I had a nice time with the kiddos and Tristan was a delight! That’s not always the case lately! Terrible two’s are no joke! LOL! I took part in the crafty garage sale on Saturday and managed to send a lot of crafty goodness to new homes! I also got to see some peeps from the store and that was really nice! I’m still cleaning and organizing the Stampin’ Galley but it’s coming along nicely! 😀

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

I got to play with some of the goodies from this month’s Concord & 9th release! I started my card by stamping pieces from the Concord & 9th Cozy Christmas Photopolymer Stamp Set in Simon Says Stamp Lake Shores and Rosie Cheeks Ink using my MISTI onto some Solar White 80lb. That is then adhered to a card base of Neenah Solar White 110lb Card Stock. My greeting is cut from a piece of Glitter Paper from the Concord & 9th Neutrals Glitter Pack and two pieces of Solar White 110lb Card Stock using the Concord & 9th Merry & Bright Die. I used Multi-Purpose Spray to adhere them together and then added it to the card. A sprinkling of Shimmer Pool Gems from Little Things by Lucy finish off the card. I love the nice soft colors and big bold sentiment! I hope that you enjoyed my Design Team card for this week’s Stamp, Ink, Paper Background Stamps Challenge! Head over to the BLOG for more inspiration and share your card with us in the gallery! Thanks so much for stopping by! Enjoy the rest of your Tuesday! 🙂

Products used:

Stamp Se: Cozy Christmas Photopolymer (Concord & 9th)

Ink: Lake Shores and Rosie Cheeks (Simon Says Stamp)

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

Specialty: Neutrals Glitter Pack (Concord & 9th)

Dies: Merry & Bright (Concord & 9th)

Embellishments: Shimmer Pool Jewels (Little Things by Lucy)

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

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

SIP Challenge 128 – Let it Snow!

SIP Challenge 128 – Let it Snow!

What a nice day I had yesterday with Daniel and Tristan! They were both really good and had a lot of fun playing with Cali. She was a little nervous at first but warmed up to them after a while. It was also nice to see my Brother, we don’t get to see each other much anymore. I was home by 4:00 and got a lot of crafting done last night! This one of two posts for today! Bonus Tuesday! 😀

This morning’s post is for this week’s Stamp, Ink, Paper Challenge

Now we all know that I’m not a big fan of snow, except on a card! I started with a card base of Neenah Solar White 110lb Card Stock and covered the front with a piece of Blue Jay. My snowflakes are cut from White Glitter Paper using snowflake dies from Simon Says Stamp. I adhered them to the card with Multi-Purpose Spray Adhesive. The greeting is cut from a piece of Solar White 110lb three times with the Simon Says Stamp Merry & Bright Dies and adhered to the card with Multi-Matte Medium. I added some Spectrum Noir Clear Glitter Brush Pen to the greeting and used my White Signo Gel Pen to add some more “snow”. I love the sparkly snowflakes against the blue background! I hope that you enjoyed my Design Team card for this week’s Stamp, Ink, Paper Challenge! There is plenty more inspiration over on the BLOG so go over and check it out. We hope that you will share your card with us in the gallery! Thanks for coming by this morning! Be sure to come back at 11:00 for a sneak peek at Concord & 9th’s December release! Until then have a great Tuesday morning! 🙂

Products used:

Card Stock: Solar White 110lb (Neenah) and Blue Jay (Lawn Fawn)

Specialty: White Glitter Paper (American Crafts)

Dies: Merry & Bright (Simon Says Stamp)

Embellishments: White Signo Gel Pen (Uniball) and Clear Glitter Brush Pen (Spectrum Noir)

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 126

Fab Friday 126

Hello friends! I trust that you all had a nice Thanksgiving?! I had fun over at my Brother’s with Daniel and Tristan. We played a lot, Daniel got a rocket for his birthday, you jump on this rectangle and it shoots way up in the air, he found that to be great fun! I got back home around 6:00 and Taylor came by for a bit. I finished off the evening with some TV. I’m not quite sure what I’m doing today, hopefully I’ll know soon! 😀

For our challenge over on the Fab Friday blog we have some fun colors for you this time…

I have another super simple card! I used the Simon Says Stamp Gifts of Love Photopolymer Stamp Set to create a one layer card. The card base is Neenah Solar White 110lb Card Stock. I started by stamping the large tree in Teal and then created a mask. The other two trees and the trunk are stamped in Catkin. I did all of this in my Mini MISTI so that I could double stamp each image. Finally the greeting is stamped in Schoolhouse Red. Very simple and would be so easy to make multiples of using the MISITI! 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 your with us in the gallery! Thank you for coming by! Have a fabulous Friday! 🙂

Products used:

Stamp Set: Gifts of Love Photopolymer (Simon Says Stamp)

Ink: Schoolhouse Red, Catkin and Teal (Simon Says Stamp)

Card Stock: Solar White 110lb (Neenah)

Tools: Mini MISTI

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SIP Challenge 126 – Grateful, Thankful, Blessed!

SIP Challenge 126 – Grateful, Thankful, Blessed!

A quiet Monday! Who could ask for anything more?! I did get a few things done around the house and had dinner with the ‘rents. This morning I’m off to Manhattan to visit my friend Anna at The Ink Pad! It has been way too long since I have seen her and the shop! Should be a fun day!! 😀

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

I have been seeing a lot of cards with colored pencil on dark cardstock lately so I needed to give it a go! To create my background I stamped the leaf from the Simon Says Stamp One with Nature Photopolymer Stamp Set in Versa-Mark and heat embossed them with Hero Arts Platinum Embossing Powder onto Battleship Gray. I used my Prismacolor Pencils to color the leaves in using two shades of a color for each one. My greeting is cut three times from more Battleship Gray using a die from the Simon Says Stamp with Hero Arts StampTember Thanksgiving Photopolymer Stamp Set. I heat embossed the top one with more Platinum Embossing Powder and then adhered it to the two others and a strip of Vellum with Multi-Purpose Spray Adhesive. The Vellum is then adhered around the back of the background and then to a card base of Neenah Solar White 110lb Card Stock. I added some Pretty Pink Posh Platinum Sequins for extra bling and the card is finished! Now I know why I have seen so many cards like this, love the look of the pencil on the dark card! I hope that you enjoyed my Design Team card for this week’s Stamp, Ink, Paper Challenge! There is more inspiration over on the BLOG so stop by and don’t forget to share your card in the gallery with us! Thank you for stopping by! Have an amazing Tuesday! 🙂

Products used:

Stamp Set: One with Nature Photopolymer (Simon Says Stamp)

Specialty Ink: Versa-Mark

Embossing Powder: Platinum (Hero Arts)

Pencils: Prismacolor

Card Stock: Solar White 110lb (Neenah) and Battleship Gray (My Colors)

Dies: Happy Thanksgiving StampTember (Simon Says Stamp with Hero Arts)

Embellishments: Platinum 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 and Heat Tool (Hero Arts)

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Paper Players 360

Paper Players 360

Well, I had a wonderful time in PA! I needed to get away from everything for a bit and that is one of the best places to do just that! It’s so peaceful and relaxing at Jim’s house up there. We spent some time antiquing, the afternoons by the lake and the evenings around the fire. I got to meet most of his family and they were great! I had so much fun! The ride home yesterday morning was actually pretty good despite the rain all the way. Traffic was light so I guess I’ll take the rain. I stopped by Jim’s for a little bit after I got home and then came back and had dinner with my Parent’s. The rest of my evening was spent doing a little more organizing with a little TV thrown in for good measure! I hope that you all had a great weekend too! I missed you all for the past two days! 😀

To start off this week I have my card for this week’s Paper Players challenge…

The card starts with a base of Neenah Solar White 110lb Card Stock. My background and piece of notebook paper are from the DCWV Maps, Text & Ledgers Paper Pad. I used the Simon Says Stamp Notebook Edges Die to cut the left side and adhered it on top of the map at an angle. The flowers are from the Simon Says Stamp Flowers on My Mind Photopolymer Stamp Set and are stamped in Pale Blush Pink and Green Apple onto Desert Storm 80lb. I cut them out with the Coordinating Dies and adhered them in the upper right. For the greeting I stamped the letters from the Simon Says Stamp Game Tiles Letters Photopolymer Stamp Set in Black onto die cut pieces of paper from the My Mind’s Eye Necessities Wood Paper Pad and adhered them to the card with 3D Foam Squares. I love the Scrabble Tiles and the map paper, makes for a fun card don’t you think?! I hope that you enjoyed my card for this week’s Paper Players Challenge! Thank you so much for starting your week off with me! Have a marvelous Monday! 🙂

Products used:

Stamp Sets: Game Tiles Letters and Flowers on My Mind Photopolymer (Simon Says Stamp)

Ink: Black, Pale Blush Pink and Green Apple (Simon Says Stamp)

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

Patterned Paper: Maps, Text & Ledgers (DCWV) and Necessities Wood (My Mind’s Eye)

Dies: Game Tiles Letters, Flowers on My Mind and Notebook Edges (Simon Says Stamp)

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

Tools: Big Shot

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