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Where Creativity Meets Concord & 9th – Case a Designer!

Where Creativity Meets Concord & 9th – Case a Designer!

Hello again! I’m back for my second post for today! We have a new challenge over on the Where Creativity Meets Concord & 9th Blog for the month of March! This time we ask you to CASE a Designer!

Just choose one of the Design Team’s cards as your inspiration and go from there! I love Lindsey’s simple Lovely Cards! You can see the original post HERE. I thought the way that she used the Hello Lovely stamp to create a subtle background was so clever! First I used the Concord & 9th Butterfly Beauty Photopolymer Stamp Set and the Coordinating Butterfly Card Dies to cut out the wings, overlay and body for the butterfly. I positioned the wings in the MISTI and stamped the outline in Black Licorice and the fill-in in Juice Box. To hold them together I adhered a piece of Black behind the wings, adhered the Vellum die cut wings on top and then the body. For my card base I used Neenah Solar White 110lb Card Stock. I placed the folded card into my MISTI and positioned the flower cluster from the Concord & 9th Hello Lovely Photopolymer Stamp Set where I wanted it, inked it up with some Lawn Fawn Ballet Slippers Ink and stamped. While the card was in the MISTI I also stamped the greeting from the Butterfly Beauty Set in Black Licorice in the lower right corner. The butterfly is adhered to the card with a 3D Foam Square. I stamped two more of the small butterflies in Ballet Slippers and added a few Pretty Pink Posh Sparkling Clear, Ballerina Pink and Orchid Sequins to finish the card. I love that butterfly and the subtle stamped background, thanks for the inspiration Lindsey! I hope that you enjoyed my card for the Where Creativity Meets Concord & 9th CASE a Designer Challenge! Stop by the BLOG and see what the rest of the Design Team has done to inspire you and we would love for you to share your card with us in the gallery! You have the whole month to play along! Thanks for stopping by again today! I hope that you enjoy the rest of your Thursday! 🙂

Products used:

Stamp Sets: Butterfly Beauty and Hello Lovely Photopolymer (Concord & 9th)

Ink: Black Licorice, Juice Box and Ballet Slippers (Lawn Fawn)

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

Specialty: 48lb Vellum (The Paper Cut)

Dies: Butterfly Card (Concord & 9th)

Embellishments: Sparkling Clear, Ballerina Pink and Orchid Sequins (Pretty Pink Posh)

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

Tools: Big Shot and MISTI

The links below take you to the Stamp, Ink, Paper Store where you can purchase the items used on today’s project!


Better with You… and Coffee

Better with You… and Coffee

OMG! It feels like Winter is back! I don’t think that it got out of the teens yesterday and that wind was as strong as ever! Hey Spring, where’d ya go?! I did have a nice productive day at the Store, managed to get two cards made and survived Renee’s kids class! LOL! After work I had a quick dinner with my Parents, they were going to my Brother’s to watch Daniel and Tristan. Taylor came by and we ran a few errands. I cleaned the bathroom, Saturday night fun, and watched Sweet Home Alabama! I never realized but Reese Whitherspoon drives the same car that I have in the movie! Sunday’s are usually quiet at the Store so I’m going to try and get all caught up on my projects! 😀

Today I have my solo post for the Where Creativity Meets Concord & 9th blog and I’m sharing another card for the Love Theme Challenge that just finished! You can see my post by clicking HERE and heading over to the Design Team Blog! The post will go live at 11:00AM.

I started by heat embossing the images for the coffee cup and plate onto a piece of Kraft Card Stock with some White Embossing Powder. I do enjoy a little fussy cutting and these images are super easy to cut out. My greeting is from the Concord & 9th By Your Side Photopolymer Stamp Set and is stamped in Onyx Black onto the plate. The card base is Neenah Solar White 110lb Card Stock with a piece of black and cream patterned paper for the background. I decided that it was a little too bold so I used a piece of Vellum to soften it adhering the images with Foam Tape, including a spoon that I heart embossed onto a piece of gold metallic card, to it and the hiding the adhesive behind them to hold the vellum to the card. A relatively simple card to make that will get sent to someone special just to let them know I’m thinking of them!

I hope that you enjoyed today’s card! We will be starting a new challenge on March 9th so be sure and play along with us for that one! Thanks for stopping by and spending some of your Sunday with me! Have a simply wonderful day! 🙂

 

Products used:

Stamp Sets: Let’s Chat and By Your Side Photopolymer (Concord & 9th)

Ink: Onyx Black (Versa-Fine)

Specialty Ink: Versa-Mark

Embossing Powder: White (Hero Arts)

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

Specialty: 49lb Vellum and White Gold Curious Metallic (The Paper Cut)

Patterned Paper: Fabulous 12×12 (Authentique)

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

Tools: Heat Tool (Hero Arts) and Fun Foam

The links below take you to the Stamp, Ink, Paper Store where you can purchase the items used on today’s project!


Where Creativity Meets Concord & 9th – Love!

Where Creativity Meets Concord & 9th – Love!

Hello again! I’m back for my second post of the day! This time it’s for this month’s Where Creativity Meets Concord & 9th Challenge! February is pretty much the month of love right?! So let’s all make some love themed cards!

I started out making one card but didn’t waste to wast the leftover pieces so I made two! To begin I used the Concord & 9th Heartstrings Dies to cut out a piece of Gold Glitter Card Stock and a piece of Tropical Sea. I then created my card bases out of Neenah Solar White 110lb Card Stock. To stamp the heart I used the Concord & 9th Heart Smile Photopolymer Stamp Set, some Lawn Fawn Peacock Ink and my Mini MISTI so I would be able to stamp it multiple times to get a nice crisp impression. The arrow is added with Lawn Fawn Black Licorice along with the Love Greeting. I also stamped the little love heart in more Peacock on Solar White 80lb and heat embossed it in Hero Arts Gold Embossing Powder onto another piece of Tropical Teal. They are cut out with the little heart die from the Heartstrings Set. The gold outline heart is then adhered over the stamped one with 3D Foam Squares. For the second card I adhered the Teal die cut to a piece of Solar White 80lb that I cut out with just the outline of the Heartstrings Die. I then pieced all of the Gold Glitter Card Stock back in and adhered the heart to another card base stamped with one of the other greetings from the Set. They needed just a little more bling so I added some Pretty Pink Posh Sea Breeze and Gold Sequins! I love that Heartstrings Die, especially in the Gold with the Teal! I hope that you like my Design Team card for this month’s Where Creativity Meets Concord & 9th Love Theme Challenge! We hope to see you card in the gallery so stop by the BLOG and get some more inspiration from the rest of the Design Team! Thanks for coming by again today! Enjoy the rest of your Thursday! 🙂

Products used:

Stamp Set: Heart Smile Photopolymer (Concord & 9th)

Ink: Black Licorice and Peacock (Lawn Fawn)

Specialty Ink: Versa-Mark

Embossing Powder: Gold (Hero Arts)

Card Stock: Solar White 110lb (Neenah) and Tropical Teal (My Colors)

Specialty Paper: Gold Glitter Card Stock (American Crafts)

Dies: Heartstrings (Concord & 9th)

Embellishments: Gold and Sea Breeze Sequins (Pretty Pink Posh)

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

Tools: Big Shot

The links below take you to the Stamp, Ink, Paper Store where you can purchase the items used on today’s project!


Where Creativity Meets Concord & 9th – Try Something New!

Where Creativity Meets Concord & 9th – Try Something New!

Hello again! I’m back for my second post of the day! This time it’s for this month’s Where Creativity Meets Concord & 9th Challenge! We have something fun to share with you for our new challenge! We are sharing the new release from Concord & 9th!

Each of the Design Team received some new goodies that are being released today! I had the pleasure of playing with the Best Banners Stamp and Dies! I made a really simple card! The base is Neenah Solar White 110lb Card Stock. My heart is from the Concord & 9th Heart Smile Photopolymer Stamp Set and I stamped it in Hero Arts Passion Flower Ink three times using my Mini MISTI. Then I stamped the perfect from the Concord & 9th Best Banners Photopolymer Stamp Set in Memento Tuxedo Black. The die cut perfect banner is cut from a piece of Gold Glitter Card Stock using the Concord & 9th Best Banner Dies. I adhered it to the card slightly offset from the stamped perfect using Multi-Purpose Spray Adhesive. The rest of the greeting is also from the Best Banners Photopolymer Stamp Set and again is stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black. Just a few Pretty Pink Posh Gold Sequins and the card is done! I love the new Best Banners Stamps and Dies, especially with the stamped word behind the die cut one! I hope that you like my Design Team card for the Where Creativity Meets Concord & 9th Try Something New Challenge! We hope to see your cards in the gallery so head on over to the BLOG for some more inspiration and to see more of the new release! Thanks for stopping by again! Enjoy the rest of your Monday! 🙂

Products used:

Stamp Sets: Best Banner and Heart Smile Photopolymer (Hero Arts)

Ink: Passion Flower (Hero Arts) and Memento Tuxedo Black

Card Stock: Solar White 110lb (Neenah)

Specialty: Gold Glitter Card Stock (American Crafts)

Dies: Best Banners (Concord & 9th)

Embellishments: Gold Sequins (Pretty Pink Posh)

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

Tools: Big Shot and Mini MISTI

The links below take you to the Stamp, Ink, Paper Store where you can purchase the items used on today’s project!


Where Creativity Meets Concord & 9th – Winter!

Where Creativity Meets Concord & 9th – Winter!

Hello again! I’m back for my second post of the day! This time it’s for this month’s Where Creativity Meets Concord & 9th Challenge! We have a nice simple theme for you… Winter!

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I used one of my favorite sets from Concord & 9th to make today’s card! My background is a piece of Coastal Cabana and all of the other sections are Neenah Solar White 80lb Card Stock. I cut out all of the pieces with the Concord & 9th Christmas Cottage Dies including my greeting with the included Happy Holidays die! To set my scene I heat embossed the house in Hero Arts Copper Embossing Powder and the trees and roof in WOW! Seaglass Embossing Glitter using the images from the Concord & 9th Christmas Cottage Photopolymer Stamp Set. All that was left to do is score the sides and adhered the pieces together using some Scor-Tape. I really like the blues, I think that they give the card a nice frosty look! I also think that it’s really clever the way that the card for flat and fits inside a standard envelope for mailing! I hope that you like my Design Team card for this month’s Where Creativity Meets Concord & 9th Winter Challenge! We hope that you will stop by the BLOG and check out the rest of fabulous Design Team’s cards and enter yours in the gallery! Thank you for coming by once again today! I wish you a fun rest of your Friday! 🙂

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Products used:

Stamp Set: Christmas Cottage Photopolymer (Concord & 9th)

Specialty Ink: Versa-Mark

Embossing Powder: Copper (Hero Arts) and Seaglass Embossing Glitter (WOW!)

Card Stock: Solar White 80lb (Neenah) and Coastal Cabana (Stampin’ Up!)

Dies: Christmas Cottage (Concord & 9th)

Adhesives: Scor-Tape

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

Lovely Silver Glitter Floral for WCMC&9!

Lovely Silver Glitter Floral for WCMC&9!

Yes… it’s me again! LOL! I’m just popping in with a quick post to let you know that I’m over on the Where Creativity Meets Concord & 9th Blog with a card for for our current Sparkle & Shine Challenge! I have a picture of the card below but please go over to the Blog to see the how to and supply list! Thanks! You guys are the best!! 🙂

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Where Creativity Meets Concord & 9th – Sparkle & Shine!

Where Creativity Meets Concord & 9th – Sparkle & Shine!

Hello again! This is my second post for today! It’s time once again for the Where Creativity Meets Concord & 9th Challenge! We are up to number 3 and this one is a Sparkle & Shine Theme! Who doesn’t love a little sparkle and shine?! You all know that I do! You have until Wednesday, December 7th to play along, winners will be announced on Thursday, December 8th! Now here is this month’s challenge badge…

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I finally got my hands on some of the Hero Arts Clear Acetate Note Cards and couldn’t wait to use one and that’s what my card base for today is! I used the Concord & 9th Grateful Leaves Dies to cut out a few from some American Crafts Gold Glitter Card Stock. I cut out three of the small leaves and one of the larger ones. From the larger one I die cut the grateful from the same set and again from a piece of American Crafts Black Glitter Card Stock. I then cut more leaves from Solar White 80lb, three more of the small ones and four more of the large ones. To one of those I added Dot Runner Adhesive and adhered the large gold leaf and then inlaid the Black grateful into it. The leaves are then adhered to the card front with more Dot Runner. On the inside I adhered the small white leaves and large leaf to cover up the adhesive and did the same directly behind the large leaf on the front and back of the back of the card so there was a place to write a greeting. I do love the way that the leaves seem to just float there, gives it a nice whimsical look! I hope that you like my Design Team card for this month’s Where Creativity Meets Concord & 9th Sparkle & Shine Challenge! Stop by the BLOG and check out the rest of the super talented Design Team’s cards! We hope that you will enter yours in the gallery to share with us! Thank you for coming by again today to share my second post for today! Enjoy the rest of your Wednesday! 🙂

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Products used:

Card Stock: Solar White 80lb (Neenah)

Specialty Paper: Gold and Black Glitter Card Stock (American Crafts)

Other: Clear Acetate Note Cards & Envelopes (Hero Arts)

Dies: Grateful Leaves (Concord & 9th)

Adhesives: Dot Runner (Tombo)

Tools: Artisan X-plorer (Spellbinders)

Where Creativity Meets Concord & 9th – Watercolor!

Where Creativity Meets Concord & 9th – Watercolor!

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This is my second post for today! When this post goes up I’ll be in Manhattan! I’m going to try and see some of my peeps before I head back home. I do love a day in the city as most of you know! The reason for two posts today you may be wondering? Well it’s time for the second challenge over on the Where Creativity Meets Concord & 9th Challenge Blog! This time we are featuring a technique which is one of my favorites… watercoloring! You have a whole month to play along! Winners will be picked on Monday, November 7th and announced on Tuesday November 8th!

Here is this month’s challenge badge…

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I have been dying to use the Holy Night Dies from last month’s release! I die cut all of the pieces for the main parts of the card from Arches 140lb Watercolor Card. Before I scored them I used my Mijello Mission Gold Watercolors to create my scene. After the pieces had dried (I let them air dry to minimize warping) I scored them at the notches that die cuts add and then added Scor-Tape and adhered all of the pieces together. The star just had to be cut from Gold Mirror Card along with the noel. I also cut two noels from a piece of Solar White 110lb and adhered them together and to the card with Multi-Purpose Spray Adhesive. Just a few Pretty Pink Posh Gold Sequins complete the card! I love that die set, it makes it so easy to make a dimensional pop-up card, and the best part is that it folds flat and fits in a standard envelope! I hope that you enjoyed my Design Team card for this month’s Where Creativity Meets Concord & 9th Watercolor Challenge! We hope that you will play along with us and if you need a little additional inspiration stop by the BLOG and see the amazing cards that the rest of the Design Team has created! Hope to see your card in the gallery! Enjoy the rest of your weekend! 🙂

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Products used:

Watercolors: Mijello Mission Gold 36 Color Set

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

Dies: Holy Night (Concord & 9th)

Embellishments: Gold Sequins (Pretty Pink Posh)

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

Tools: Artisan X-plorer (Spellbinders) and #2, #4, and #8 Silver Brushes

Where Creativity Meets Concord & 9th – Celebrations!

Where Creativity Meets Concord & 9th – Celebrations!

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Yes, it’s me again! Back for my second post for today! It’s a little overcast here in NY this morning, I hope that it doesn’t rain, I’m off to Manhattan for the day! I really miss going into the city on a regular basis! I’ll have to make sure that I get my fill while I’m in today! The reason that I have two posts today is because I’m on an super new Design Team over on the Where Creativity Meets Concord & 9th Blog! It has been created to celebrate the awesomeness that is Concord & 9th! Over the past year they have become one of my favorite companies, making some really cool and different stamps and dies! So I’m honored to be with such a talented group of artists using awesome products!

For our first challenge we are having a Celebration

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Who doesn’t like to celebrate?! I used one of my favorite sets, the Happy Day Stamps and Coordinating Dies! My card base is Neenah Solar White 110lb Card Stock. For the background I used a piece of Ice Gold Curious Metallic. To create my cake I heat embossed the image from the Happy Day Photopolymer Stamp Set in Hero Arts Gold Embossing Powder onto a piece of Champagne Curious Metallic and colored in some of the flowers, icing and cake plate with my Prismacolor Colored Pencils. It is then die cut with the Coordinating Dies and adhered to the card with 3D Foam Squares. My greeting is die cut from Gold Mirror Card using another die from the set and adhered to the card with Multi-Matte Medium. For a little extra sparkle I added some Pretty Pink Posh Gold, Lime Sorbet, Pansy Purple and Lavender Moon Sequins! I have created some other cards with that cake but I really love the gold embossing and colored pencils on that metallic card stock! I hope that you enjoyed my first Design Team card for the Where Creativity Meets Concord and 9th Celebration Challenge! Make sure that you go over to the BLOG and see what my incredibly talented teammates have come up with to inspire you! We hope that you share your card in the gallery with us, we can’t wait to see what you create! Thank you so much for coming by again today! Enjoy the rest of your Friday! 🙂

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Products used:

Stamp Set: Happy Day Photopolymer (Concord & 9th)

Specialty Ink: Versa-Mark

Embossing Powder: Gold (Hero Arts)

Colored Pencils: Prismacolor Premiere

Card Stock: Solar White 110lb (Neenah)

Specialty Card Stock: Ice Gold and Champagne Curious Metallic (The Paper Cut)

Dies: Happy Day (Concord & 9th)

Embellishments: Gold, Lime Sorbet, Pansy Purple and Lavender Moon Sequins (Pretty Pink Posh)

Adhesives: E-Z Runner, 3D Foam Squares (Scrapbook Adhesives) and Multi-Matte Medium (Ranger)

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