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Freshly Made Sketches 315

Freshly Made Sketches 315

A good morning to you all! I managed to get a lot of the things on my list done yesterday, always a good feeling. Cali has been adjusting really well and has been good. I took her over to Heather’s last night and she played with Boris chasing him around the house. I pretty sure that Boris thinks he’s a dog and it was even funnier because he’s bigger than Cali! Here is what most of Cali’s day looks like, she likes to mess up the couch and then take long naps!

Today I’m starting the big card organization project, that is going to take a looooong time! LOL! But will be worth it to have everything in places that make it easier for me to find! 😀

I managed to squeeze in a card yesterday and it’s for this week’s Freshly Made Sketches challenge…

What a nice simple sketch! To start my card I used a new tool that I recently acquired, the We R Memory Keepers Fram Punch Board. I created my frame out of a piece of Black 110lb Card Stock. All of the images and greeting are from the Concord & 9th Beautiful Branches Photopolymer Stamp Set. I cut a piece of Solar White 80lb to fit behind the frame and stamped the branch in Doe and the leaves in Freshly Cut Grass and Jalapeño. The greeting is stamped in Black Licorice. I added the frame to a piece of Acetate and then put 3M Foam Tape to create my well for the Pretty Pink Posh Sparkling Clear Sequins. The stamped piece is adhered to the framed piece to create my shaker. Next I positioned the shaker on a card base of Neenah Solar White 110lb Card Stock and stamped a few more leaves. The shaker is then adhered to the card. I really do love that Beautiful Branches Set, it’s definitely becoming a favorite! I hope that you like my card for this week’s Freshly Made Sketches Challenge! Thank you for coming by! Have an amazing Thursday! 🙂

Products used:

Stamp Set: Beautiful Branches Photopolymer (Concord & 9th)

Ink: Black Licorice, Doe, Freshly Cut Grass and Jalapeño (Lawn Fawn)

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

Specialty: Acetate (Amazon)

Embellishments: Sparkling Clear Sequins (Pretty Pink Posh)

Adhesives: E-Z Runner Ultra Strong (Scrapbook Adhesives), 1/8″ Scor-Tape and 3M Foam Tape

Tools: Frame Punch Board (We R Memory Keepers)

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Paper Players 370

Paper Players 370

Hello friends. I missed my post on Friday because I woke up and found my little friend Winston had passed away in the night. I miss him so much. I can’t remember a time that he hasn’t been around. I was lucky enough to have spent 16 years with my best friend. It really is true, your furry friends become a part of the family and the loss leaves a big empty space. Heather came over on Friday and spent the day with me working from my house. I managed to keep myself busy over the weekend. I spent the morning at Jim’s on Saturday and then we went to dinner and watched a few episodes of The Fall. Yesterday I was at the Glam Slam Fundraiser and that was a lot of fun! I ran into someone that I used to work with at Pergament back when I was 18!! Such a small world. 😀

To start off the week I have my card for the Paper Players challenge…

One of my favorite challenges! Onto my card base of Neenah Solar White 110lb Card Stock I added a piece of Solar White 80lb that I embossed with the We R Memory Keepers Woodgrain Embossing Folder. My tree is cut from another piece of Solar White 110lb using the Concord & 9th Trim the Tree Die. I used the lights from the Concord & 9th Trim the Tree Photopolymer Stamp Set and WOW! Rich Pale Gold Embossing Powder on my die cut tree and then adhered it to the card with 3M Foam Tape. The greeting is from the Concord & 9th Christmas Cheer Turnabout Photopolymer Stamp Set and is heat embossed onto a piece of Solar White 80lb that I cut out with the Concord & 9th Ribbon Banner Die with more Rich Pale Gold Embossing Powder. Some more 3M Foam Tape adheres that to the tree and the card is done. I do love a white on white card, you can do so much with a little dimension! I hope that you like my card for this week’s Paper Players Challenge! Thank you for coming by to see me on a Monday! Have a great day! 🙂

Products used:

Stamp Sets: Trim The Tree and Christmas Cheer Turnabout Photopolymer (Concord & 9th)

Specialty Ink: Versa-Mark

Embossing Powder: Rich Pale Gold (WOW!)

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

Embossing Folder: Woodgrain We R Memory Keepers)

Dies: Trim the Tree and Ribbon Banner (Concord & 9th)

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

Tools: Big Shot and Heat Tool (Hero Arts)

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Freshly Made Sketches 311

Freshly Made Sketches 311

Happy Friday! What a nice day it was yesterday! Sunny and warm! Manhattan was great, I had a nice visit with Diane and then went up to the Isabel O’Neil Studio to help out Beth with a few things. Kim and I went to Schnipper’s for lunch and had some pretty good burgers. I also walked everywhere about 65 blocks! Last night we had another meeting for the fundraiser next week and then Jim and I grabbed a quick dinner and I came home. I got a haircut this morning and now I going to call my friend Greg. Shaping up to be a pretty good Friday! 😀

I did manage to squeeze in a card this morning and it’s for this week’s Freshly Made Sketches challenge…

I grabbed my Concord & 9th Christmas Cheer Turnabout Photopolymer Stamp Set and my MISTI to stamp a panel with Black Licorice. I adhered it to a piece of Black 110lb and then adhered that to a card base of Neenah Solar White 110lb Card Stock. Another piece of Black 110lb is embossed with the We R Memory Keepers Wave Next Level Embossing Folder and adhered to the card with Fun Foam and E-Z Runner. My greeting is stamped in Black Licorice onto a piece of Solar White 110lb that I cut out with the Concord & 9th Ribbon Banner Die. That is adhered to the card with 3D Foam Squares and the card is done! Simple black and white makes for an elegant Christmas card, don’t you agree?! I hope that you like my card for this week’s Freshly Made Sketches challenge! Thanks for coming by! Have a fantastic Friday! 🙂

Products used:

Stamp Set: Christmas Cheer Turnabout Photopolymer (Concord & 9th)

Ink: Black Licorice (Lawn Fawn)

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

Dies: Ribbon Banner (Concord & 9th)

Embossing Folder: Wave Next Level (We R Memory Keepers_

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

Tools: Big Shot and Fun Foam

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Pearlescent Pineapple – Where Creativity Meets Concord & 9th!

Hello again! I’m back with post number two for today! It’s time for my Solo Post over on the Where Creativity Meets Concord & 9th Blog! You can also see this post over on the Where Creativity Meets Concord & 9th Blog. Be sure and stop by there too!

The card that I created uses the Concord & 9th Pineapple Perfection Photopolymer Stamp Set. I heat embossed it onto a piece of Canson 140lb Watercolor Card with Hero Arts Clear Embossing Powder. To color in the image I used my FineTec Pearl Watercolors and an Aquawash Brush. After it dried I used the Coordinating Dies to cut it out along with the greeting that is heat embossed onto a piece of White Gold Curious Metallic with Hero Arts Gold Embossing Powder. The pineapple and greeting are adhered to a card base of Neenah Solar White 110lb Card Stock with another piece of White Gold Metallic that I embossed with the We R Memory Keepers 3D Woven Embossing Folder. I do love the Pearl Watercolors, so nice and subtle. The pictures doesn’t do them justice, they look so much better in real life!

I hope that you like the card for my September 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 September 9th, be sure to come back to see what the rest of my talented teammates have to inspire you! Thanks for stopping by! Enjoy the rest of your Tuesday! 🙂

Products used:

Stamp Set: Pineapple Perfection Photopolymer (Concord & 9th)

Specialty Ink: Versa-Mark

Embossing Powder: Clear and Gold (Hero Arts)

Watercolors: Pearl (FineTec)

Card Stock: Solar White 110lb (Neenah)

Specialty: 140lb Watercolor Card (Canson) and White Gold Curious Metallic (The Paper Cut)

Dies: Pineapple Perfection (Concord & 9th)

Embossing Folder: Woven 3D (We R Memory Keepers)

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

Tools: Big Shot, Heat Tool (Hero Arts) and Aquawash Brush (Pentel)

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

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 with Andrea and Dena! My ride 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 Stamp, 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 and 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! 🙂

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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)

Fab Friday 91

Fab Friday 91

Even though Friday isn’t the end of the week for me it’s still my favorite day! We had a great Heat Embossing 101 Class at the Stamp, Ink, Paper Store yesterday! We played with some Hero Arts goodies to learn a few new tricks with that magic powder. Everyone left with a quick fun card and some neat new techniques! After class I headed over to Heather’s for Thirsty Thursday! Stephanie was there and we just did our usual. Love getting to spend some time with my peeps! Today I need to get my butt in gear at work, I have a lot of projects that I need to get finished and more just keep piling up!

Today I’m over on the Fab Friday blog for our sketch challenge…

Fab Fri 91 7-8-2016

I’m going to honest and say that I remembered about this at 1:00AM! Yikes! I really need to update that calendar more often! My card base is Neenah Solar White 110lb Card Stock. I used the We R Memory Keepers Waves Next Level 3D Embossing Folder to emboss a piece of Solar White 80lb and adhered it to the card with E-Z Runner and Multi-Purpose Glue. The panel is a piece of paper from the DCWV Maps, Test & Ledgers Paper Pad. I backed it with a piece of Solar White 80lb and adhered it to the card with E-Z Runner, Fun Foam and Multi-Purpose Glue. The anchor is cut from Gold Mirror Card using the Spellbinders Anchors Away Inspire Die. I adhered it to the panel with Foam Tape. All of the flowers, leaves and berries are from the Altenew Peony Bouquet Photopolymer Stamp Set. I stamped the flowers in Blush, Rouge, Crimson and Velvet Crisp Ink and the leaves in Frayed Leaf, Forest Glades and Evergreen Crisp Ink with my Mini MISTI. They are all cut out with the Coordinating Dies and adhered into the anchor with Foam Tape and Dot Runner. My greeting is from the Altenew Beautiful lady Photopolymer Stamp Set and is stamped in Jet Black Crisp Ink and adhered to the anchor with more Foam Tape. I really think that anchor looks so cool with all of the flowers tucked into it! I hope that you enjoyed my Design Team card for the Fab Friday sketch challenge! Stop by the BLOG and check out the rest of the Design Team’s cards and enter yours in the gallery! Thank you so much for coming buy to visit with me today! Have a fabulous Friday! 🙂

Fab Friday 91-JK-WM

Products used:

Stamp Sets: Peony Bouquet and Beautiful Lady Photopolymer (Altenew)

Ink: Jet Black, Blush, Rouge, Crimson, Velvet Crisp Ink, Frayed Leaf, Forest Glades and Evergreen Crisp (Altenew)

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

Specialty Card: Gold Mirror (The Paper Cut)

Patterned Paper: Maps, Text & Ledgers Pad (DCWV)

Dies: Peony Bouquet (Altenew) and Anchors Away Inspire Die (Spellbinders)

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

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

Tools: Big Shot and Fun Foam

Freshly Made Sketches 241

Freshly Made Sketches 241

What day is today?! LOL! It was another late night at the Stamp, Ink, Paper Store with the second night of the June Lawn Fawn Card Class! Night two was just as much fun! We all had a great time and my friend Maggie came all the way out from Manhattan to take the class! I picked her up at the train station and then dropped her off before heading home for the evening. I do so love to get see all of the talented card makers and newbies making the cards and letting me know which ones are their favorites! I think that it was a tie between the shaker and the slider this month! We also tried a new format for getting the cards done, I think it worked better than previous months but I’ll have to see what the feedback is from the classes. After all, it’s all about making it a great experience for the people that take the class! Today we have Jen Starr coming to teach a few classes for Scrap-A-Latte, I’m looking forward to seeing her! She’s a great teacher and a really funny person!

The card that I have for you today is my card for this week’s Freshly Made Sketches challenge…

Freshly Made Sketches 241

I stamped and die cit my images at the store and then put the card together when I got home last night! My card base is Neenah Solar White 110lb Card Stock. I embossed a piece of Soft Sky with the We R Memory Keepers Waves Next Level 3D Embossing Folder and adhered that to the card with E-Z Runner. Across the bottom is a piece of Pacific Point with the sentiment from the Hero Arts Color Layering Seahorse Photopolymer Stamp Set heat embossed in Hero Arts White Embossing Powder. That too is adhered to the card with E-Z Runner. The images are from the same stamp set, I stamped the seahorse in Soft Pool, Pool and Deep Ocean, the large shell in Soft Brown and Cup O Joe and the small one in Wet Cement and Butter Bar. They are all cut out with the Coordinating Frame Cuts and adhered to the card with Foam Tape. It needed just a little sparkle so I added a few Pretty Pink Posh Sand, Aquamarine and Sparkling Clear Sequins. I love the Hero Arts Color Layering sets and the new 4 packs of ink that coordinate perfectly with them are great too! I hope that you like my card for this week’s Freshly Made Sketches challenge! Thank you for coming by today! I wish you all the best Saturday ever! 🙂

FMS 241-WM

Products used:

Stamp Set: Color Layering Seahorse Photopolymer (Hero Arts)

Ink: Soft Pool, Pool, Deep Ocean, Soft Brown, Cup O Joe, Wet Cement and Butter Bar (Hero Arts)

Specialty Ink: Versa-Mark

Embossing Powder: White (Hero Arts)

Card Stock: Solar White 110lb and 80lb (Neenah), Soft Sky and Pacific Point (Stampin’ Up!)

Dies: Color Layering Seahorse Frame Cuts (Hero Arts)

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

Embellishments: Sand, Aquamarine and Sparkling Clear Sequins (Pretty Pink Posh)

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

Tools: Big Shot and Heat Tool

Sending Love Fuse Shaker Tag

Sending Love Fuse Shaker Tag

I hope that you all had a nice Saturday! Of course being at the Stamp, Ink, Paper Store how could I not?! Renee has a two day crop this weekend and I love to sit there and chat with the ladies! My friend Ebony stopped by to get some lawn Fawn goodies and I forgot to put something in her bag so when she came back I gave her a free pack of sequins. Love my customers! I left the store around 4:00, another perk of being the boss! LOL! I had to go to George’s and get Heather’s car, which I’m happy to report has a nice new windshield, and go and pick them up from the airport. It started to rain while I was there and I parked miles away. My trusty Dark Sky App told me that the rain would stop in five minutes and sure enough it did! I think George was a little amazed! We had a nice uneventful ride back to George’s and they got me a Starbucks cup from New Orleans as a thank you! YAY! I had a little dinner at my Parent’s and my Dad made spinach dip, so much for the diet! When I got home I decided that I would unplug for a few and just watch a movie. I never do that, turned the iPhone on silent and just enjoyed Olympus Has Fallen. Now there is a one action packed blow everything up movie! Today I have a lot of administrative things to accomplish and a few projects that I want to get finished at the store! What’s on for you today?

My card that I have to share with you today is one that I made using the June My Monthly Hero Kit. The card base is Neenah Solar White 110lb Card Stock. I took a piece of Real Red and used the We R Memory Keepers Dotted Next Level 3D Embossing Folder to add some hearts to the strip and adhered it to the card with E-Z Runner. My tag is cut from a piece of Kraft using the tag die that comes with the kit. I also used the window die to cut out the front of the tag. A few more of the dies included in the kit are cut from some Daffodil Delight, Shadow Curious Metallic and Pluto Stardream Curious Metallic. To make my shaker pocket I used the We R Memory Keepers Fuse Tool and one of their 12×12 Page protectors. I have to add that I also have the Silicone Mat and it makes a big difference when using the Fuse Tool! Before I sealed the pocket I added the metallic die cuts and some Silver Sequins. It’s then adhered to the inside of the tag with Scor-Tape. On a piece of Solar White 80lb I stamped the Sending Love and some hearts in Red Royal Ink with the included Photopolymer Stamp Set and adhered that to the inside back of the tag. The two Daffodil Delight die cuts are adhered to the outside and some Hemptique Natural Hemp Cord is tied thorough the hole. Just to make it a little more fun I used Magnet Tape to secure the tag to the card, that way if someone wants to take the tag off and hang it they can! I love the fun goodies included in this month’s My Monthly Hero Kit especially that cool Tag Die! I hope that you like my cool little shaker card! Thank you oh so much for visiting with me today! Have an awesome Sunday! 🙂

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Products used:

Stamp Set: June My Monthly Hero Photopolymer (Hero Arts)

Ink: Red Royal Shadow (Hero Arts)

Card Stock: Solar White 110lb and 80lb (Neenah), Daffodil Delight, Real Red and Kraft (Stampin’ Up!)

Specialty Paper: Shadow Curious Metallic and Pluto Stardream Curious Metallic (The Paper Cut)

Other: 12×12 Page Protector (We R Memory Keepers)

Dies: June My Monthly Hero (Hero Arts)

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

Embellishments: Natural Hemp Cord (Hemptique) and Silver Sequins (Michaels)

Adhesives: E-Z Runner (Home & Hobby), Scor-Tape and Magnetic Tape (Xyron)

Tools: Big Shot and Fuse (We R Memory Keepers)

OSAT Blog Hop – Summer Lovin’

OSAT Blog Hop – Summer Lovin’

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What started out as a nice sunny morning turned into November! LOL! Around 1:00 it started to pour and got really windy! I choose to wear shorts and flip flips today, bad choice! I did manage to get a few projects done at the Stamp, Ink, Paper Store! It was a good day to be crafty at work! When I got home I had some dinner at my parent’s, my mum had gone over to see our neighbor whose husband had just passed away. They have been friends for a while and she is a very nice lady. My Dad and I chatted for a bit and then I came home and Taylor was here napping on the couch with binge watching Secrets of Magic on Netflix through her eyelids! Around 9:00 I ran up to BJ’s to get some stuff for work and bumped into Sue and her husband Joe. We talked for a while waiting on line. I miss seeing Sue! When I got back home I finished up my card and then typed my post before calling it a day. I have my Stamping 101 Class tonight, that should be fun!

For my projects today I’m participating in a blog hop with a bunch of my friends from one of the Facebook groups that I belong to. It’s called One Stamp at a Time Cards and More. If you have arrived here from my good friend Andrea’s blog, welcome! This month we have a Summer Lovin’ theme! Ahh, Summer love, I have had one of those, I miss it!

First up I have a card. The base is Neenah Solar White 110lb Card Stock with the front covered in a piece of My Colors Slate. I adhered a strip of My Colors Mini Dot Prairie Hearts Paper down the left side. Some Gold Mirror Card is cut out with the Spellbinders Twisted Metal Tags and Accents Dies using my Artisan X-Plorer, I also embossed the die cut and then adhered it to the card with Multi-Matte Medium. My flowers and leaves are form the Altenew Vintage Flowers Photopolymer Stamp Set. They are stamped in Arctic, Caribbean Sky, Persian Blue and Sapphire Crisp Ink for the flowers and Morning Frost, Evening Gray and Moon Rock Crisp Ink for the leaves using my Mini MISTI. I cut them out with the Coordinating Dies and adhered them to the card with Foam Tape. My greeting is from the Altenew Label Love Photopolymer Stamp Set and is heat embossed in Hero Arts Gold Embossing Powder on a piece of 46lb Vellum. I trimmed it out with my Scissors and adhered it to the flower with Kool-Tak Clear Foam Tape. I was going to add some sequins but I thought that it looked nice just the way it was!

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The other project I have for you is a box that I made using the We R Memory Keepers Envelope Punch Board. I used the same Card Stock, Dies and Stamps to create it. I love the coordination with the card using the same stamps and shapes! It’s also a lot of fun to dig through Renee’s stash and use things that I normally wouldn’t get to use!

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I hope that you enjoyed my card and box for the OSAT Summer Lovin’ Blog Hop! You can click on the button below to continue on with the tour and you will go on to see what my fabulous friend Dena has come up with!! Thank you so much for stopping by to see me today. Have a thoroughly awesome Thursday! 🙂

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Products used:

Card and Box:

Stamp Sets: Vintage Flowers and Label Love Photopolymer (Altenew)

Ink: Morning Frost, Evening Gray, Moon Rock, Arctic, Caribbean Sky, Persian Blue and Sapphire Crisp Ink (Altenew)

Specialty Ink: Versa-Mark

Embossing Powder: Gold (Hero Arts)

Card Stock: Solar White 110lb and 80lb (Neenah), Slate and Mini Dots Prairie Hearts (My Colors)

Specialty Paper: 46lb Vellum and Gold Mirror Card (The Paper Cut)

Dies: Vintage Flower (Altenew) and Twisted Metal Tags and Accents (Spellbinders)

Adhesives: E-Z Runner (Home & Hobby), Scor-Tape, 3M Foam Tape, Clear Foam Tape (Kool-Tak) and Multi-Matte Medium (Ranger)

Tools: Artisan X-Plorer (Spellbinders), Heat Tool, Envelope Punch Board (We R Memory Keepers) and Scissors

Fab Friday 87

Fab Friday 87

Oh yes my friends it’s Friday! We had another spectacular day here on Long Island yesterday and I had a bunch of errands to run so the top was down in my car all day! I enjoyed every minute of it! I FaceTimed with Andrea in the morning and then went and met Bill for lunch. After that I stopped back at my parents and saw Daniel for bit before grabbing a few things from my house and heading over to Sue’s. I have to say that she is just an amazing friend and I’m so happy to have her in my life. She helps me out with so much stuff and I’m grateful for all that she does for me! After my little visit it was back home, Sandy stopped by for a bit and then I headed back over to my Parent’s for dinner. Heather came by around 6:30 and picked me up so that we could run to BJ’s and then we stopped back at my house so that I could follow her, she had drop off her car for an oil change. From there it was over to her house for Thirsty Thursday! Taylor and Kiera stopped by for a bit and Stephanie was there! Phew, another busy but great day! Today… I’m not sure what I have to do but I’m sure that it’s a lot! LOL!

It’s a doubly good Friday because it’s time for another Fab Friday Challenge! This time around we have a sketch…

Fab Fri 87 5-13-2016

We all know that I love me some woodgrain and this card is just filled with it! The card base is Neenah Solar White 110lb Card Stock. I stamped the birch trees in Memento Tuxedo Black onto a piece of Solar White 80lb using the Concord & 9th Tree Hugs Photopolymer Stamp Set and adhered it to my card base for the background. My flagged strip is a piece of Black 110lb. On top of that is a piece of Bronze Card Stock that I embossed with the We R Memory Keepers Woodgrain Embossing Folder. Next, I stamped the Concord & 9th Tree Ring Photopolymer Stamp in Versa-Mark and heat embossed it with Black Stampin’ Emboss Powder onto a piece of Sahara Sand. It’s cut out with my Scissors and adhered to the card with Fun Foam and E-Z Runner. Finally I stamped my heart and greeting, also from the Tree Hugs Set, in Memento Tuxedo Black and cut that out with my Scissors too. Some Fun Foam and E-Z Runner also adhere that to the card. I decided to keep it nice and clean no sequins, just incase I needed a “man” card! LOL! I hope that you enjoyed my Design Team card for the Fab Friday Sketch Challenge! Check out the rest of the Team’s cards on the BLOG and enter your one in the gallery! Thank you for having some Friday fun with me! Have a fantastic day! 🙂

Fab Friday 87-JK-WM

Products used:

Stamp Sets: Tree Hugs and Tree Ring Photopolymer (Concord & 9th)

Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black

Specialty Ink: Versa-Mark

Embossing Powder: Black (Stampin’ Up!)

Card Stock: Solar White 110lb and 80lb (Neenah), Black 110lb (Recollections) Copper and Sahara Sand (Stampin’ Up!)

Embossing Folder: Woodgrain (We R Memory Keepers)

Adhesives: E-Z Runner (Home & Hobby)

Tools: Big Shot, Heat Tool, Scissors (Fiskars) and Fun Foam