Paper Craft Crew 176

I am so not enjoying this colder weather! It was 14 degrees this morning, that’s just not necessary! I thought that my favorite feature of my car was the convertible part but the heated seats are running a close second! How many more days until Spring?! I had a somewhat productive day, I crafted and looked into finally updating my blog to the look that I actually moved it for over a year ago! Sometimes that backend stuff is a little complicated and you need to step away from it for a little… well… long time and go back and take another look! Hopefully by the end of the week the new look will be up barring any new snags! I got to see little Daniel for a bit too and Taylor graced me with her presence for a short visit! I ran out last night to get gas and it was far too cold for me to do anything else, I couldn’t wait to get back into the warm house! Today I’ll be going over to see my friend Sue! Love spending time with her!

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

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I played with some more Concord & 9th goodies on today’s card, loving them! The base is Neenah Solar White 110lb Card Stock. Down the left side is a piece of Scotch Black Glitter Washi Tape and some Ruler Washi Tape. I used an old Stampin’ Up! sunburst stencil and some Simon Says Stamp Goldenlocks Ink with a Ranger Mini Ink Blending Tool to create the circle. It’s cut out with a Sizzix Circles Framelit and adhered to the card with Fun Foam and SNAIL. The lightbulb and greeting are from the Concord & 9th Shine Brighter Photopolymer Stamp Set. I heat embossed the light bulb on Vellum using Hero Arts White Embossing Powder and Ranger Liquid Platinum for the filament. The base is more Liquid Platinum embossed on Brushed Silver. They are both cut out with the coordinating Shine Brighter Dies. I used Multi-Matte Medium to adhere the bulb and SNAIL for the base. My greeting is heat embossed on a piece of Black 110lb with more Hero Arts White and also cut out with the Sizzix Circles. I added a few Wood Veneer Stars around the greeting and some Pretty Pink Posh Onyx and Sparkling Clear Sequins to finish the card. Yes, I am a little obsessed with that Black Glitter Washi and the sequins, well we all know how I feel about those! I hope that you enjoyed my Design Team card for this week’s Paper Craft Crew Sketch challenge! Stop by the blog and check out the rest of the Team’s cards! Thank you for your visit, it’s always good to have you stop by! I wish you all a wonderful Wednesday! 🙂

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Products used:

Stamp Set: Shine Brighter Photopolymer (Concord & 9th)

Ink: Goldenlocks (Simon Says Stamp)

Specialty Ink: Versa- Mark

Embossing Powder: White (Hero Arts) and Liquid Platinum (Ranger)

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

Specialty: Vellum (Stampin’ Up!)

Dies: Shine Brighter (Concord & 9th) and Circles Framelits (Sizzix)

Other: Stencil (Stampin’ Up!)

Embellishments: Black Glitter Washi Tape (Scotch), Ruler Washi Tape (Spare Parts), Wood Veneer Stars (Studio Calico) and Onyx and Sparkling Clear Sequins (Pretty Pink Posh)

Adhesives: SNAIL and Multi-Matte Medium (Ranger)

Tools: Big Shot and Fun Foam

SIP Challenge 29 – A Sketch!

I hope that you all survived your first day back to work! I went over to Scrap-A-Latte to see Renee for a bit. It had been way too long since I have seen her and we got caught up and I picked up some paper to make the cards for this month’s card classes. From there I came back home and FaceTimed with Andrea for a bit and made my card for today. I spoke to Michael for a while and then had some spaghetti for dinner at Mum and Dad’s. Later on I took a ride over to see Heather and we watched the end of The Notebook and The Lucky One. She is a big fan of ABC Family! LOL! It was quite chilly here, especially last night, and I miss our warm December already!

It’s time for this week’s Stamp, Ink, Paper Challenge and this week we have a sketch from Carolyn…

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I got some goodies from Concord & 9th yesterday in the mail that I will be using for a class at The Ink Pad on January 29th so I decided that I would break them in! The card base is Ivory 110lb Card Stock with a strip of Gold Glimmer Paper across the top. I stamped the Tree Ring Photopolymer Stamp in Soft Suede on a piece of Sahara Sand and cut it out with my Paper Snips. It’s adhered to the card with SNAIL. The three flags are a piece of 1 1/4″ Burlap Ribbon, 7/8″ Natural Cotton Ribbon and a piece of denim from an old pair of jeans. They are all adhered to the card with Scor-Tape. I heat embossed the heart and love from the Tree Hugs Photopolymer Stamp Set in Gold Stampin’ Emboss Powder on Vellum and cut that out with my Paper Snips too. It’s adhered to the card with Kool Tak Clear Foam Tape. For a little extra sparkle I added some Pretty Pink Posh Gold Sequins to the tree ring. I love the stamps and all of the texture from the ribbons and denim! A nice masculine Valentine! I hope that you enjoyed my Design Team card for this week’s Stamp, Ink, Paper Sketch Challenge from Carolyn! Head on over to the BLOG and see the rest of the Team’s cards along with out Guest Designer for January, Dena Rekow! Thank you so much for coming by today! I wish you all an amazing Tuesday! 🙂

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Products used:

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

Ink: Soft Suede Classic Stampin’ Ink (Stampin’ Up!)

Specialty Ink: Versa-Mark

Embossing Powder: Gold (Stampin’ Up!)

Card Stock: Ivory 110lb (Recollections) and Sahara Sand (Stampin’ Up!)

Specialty: Gold Glimmer Paper and Vellum (Stampin’ Up!)

Embellishments: 1 1/4″ Burlap Ribbon, 7/8″ Natural Cotton Ribbon, Denim and Gold Sequins (Pretty Pink Posh)

Adhesives: SNAIL, Scor-Tape, Clear Foam Tape (Kool Tak) and Multi-Matte Medium (Ranger)

Tools: Paper Snips

SIP Challenge 27 – Thanks!

Well it was warm here again yesterday but really foggy in the morning and then rained for most of the rest of the day. I was sure that Brian & Kim’s plane would be delayed but they actually landed 1/2 hour early! After I dropped them off I came home and FaceTimed with Andrea for a bit while I worked on some crafty projects. Later on in the afternoon I got a message from Heather that her Grandfather had passed away and she was there with him. It’s never easy to loose a family member but he lived a nice long 93 years and she has all of the great memories that she shared with him to remember him. Anthony and Bill came by to pick me up around 5:15 and we ran over to Walt Whitman Mall so that Anthony could get his mum’s Christmas Present. We also stopped at Lush and Bill and I got Holiday Spice Flat Whites from Starbuck, my new favorite drink! When I got back home I went over to Heather’s and Stephanie and Brian stopped by too. Nothing like spending a little time with your friends to make the sadness a little easier. This morning I’m off to Scrap-A-Latte for the day to watch the store for Renee. Not a bad way to spend a Tuesday!

Since it’s Tuesday it’s time for another Stamp, Ink, Paper Challenge! This time the challenge will run for two weeks ending on December 27th. We thought that some Thank You cards would be needed so that’s what the theme is…

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I saw a card that Kristina Werner made the other day as part of her Holiday Card Series for 2015 and I had to give it a try! I took a piece of Vellum and heat embossed the Thank You from the Concord & 9th Painted Thank You Photopolymer Stamp Set in Hero Arts White Embossing Powder. The pocket is created with my Fuse Tool and a We R Memory Keepers 12×12 Page Protector. Before sealing the top I added some Pretty Pink Posh Enchanted Garden Sequin Mix to the pocket. On the back is a piece of Elegant Eggplant and Neenah Solar White 80lb Card Stock that I cut out with the Simon Says Stamp Stitched Squares Craft Dies and adhered to each other and then to the pocket. I added the white so that you would have a place to write a message. I love this card! It’s like the ultimate shaker card! I hope that you enjoyed my Design Team card for this week’s Stamp, Ink, Paper Challenge! Take a minute to stop by the BLOG and check out the rest of the Team’s cards and don’t forget to play along with us by entering your card in the gallery! Thank you for spending some time with me today! Have a terrific Tuesday! 🙂

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SIP Challenge 27 - Thanks Back-JK-WM

Products used:

Stamp Set: Painted Thanks Photopolymer (Concord & 9th)

Specialty Ink: Versa-Mark

Embossing Powder: White (Hero Arts)

Card Stock: Solar White 80lb (Neenah) and Elegant Eggplant (Stampin’ Up!)

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

Dies: Stitched Squares (Simon Says Stamp)

Embellishments: Enchanted Garden Sequin Mix (Pretty Pink Posh)

Adhesive: Extreme (Tombo)

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

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Freshly Made Sketches 215

Ahh yes… Friday is still my favorite day of the week! I had a very nice day yesterday! I got some craftiness in in the morning and then went to have lunch with Heather. I stopped at the deli to pick up sandwiches and bumped into Brian! After lunch I came back home and stopped at my parent’s to see Daniel for a bit. Later on Heather came by and we ran up to BJ’s to get some goodies for Thirsty Thursday! She dropped me off and I followed her back to her house. I love Thirsty Thursday, we always have a great time and a really good laugh! By the time I got back home it was 12:00 and I was ready for bed! This morning I’m off to get a haircut and then I have some serious crafty things to get done!

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

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A banner! I do love a banner! LOL! The card base is Ivory 110lb Card Stock. Across the top is a piece of paper from the Heidi Swapp Hello Today 4 1/2 x 6 1/2 Paper Pad, a strip of Blushing Bride and a thin strip of Gold Glimmer Paper. They are adhered to the card with SNAIL and Fun Foam. My banner is a piece of Crumb Cake cut out with the Banners Framelits. I used the Concord & 9th Being Classy Dies cut out the kind and then stamped the word from the Being Classy Photopolymer Stamp Set in Night of Navy in the negative part. The banner is the adhered to the card with Fun Foam and SNAIL. I die cut the Fun Foam with the kind die to make it sturdier. The so is also from the same set and is stamped again in Night of Navy on the banner. A few Pretty Pink Posh Gold Sequins finish the card! I love the font in the Being Classy Stamp Set and the coordinating dies are awesome! I hope that you enjoyed my card for this week’s Freshly Made Sketches challenge! Thank you so much for visiting and enjoy your Friday! 🙂

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Products used:

Stamp Set: Being Classy Photopolymer (Concord & 9th)

Ink: Night of Navy Classic Stampin’ Ink (Stampin’ Up!)

Card Stock: Ivory 110lb (Recollections), Crumb Cake and Blushing Bride (Stampin’ Up!)

Specialty: Gold Glimmer (Stampin’ Up!)

Pattered Paper: Hello Today 4 1/2 x 6 1/2 Pad (Heidi Swapp)

Dies: Being Classy (Concord & 9th) and Banners Framelits (Stampin’ Up!)

Embellishments: Gold Sequins (Pretty Pink Posh)

Adhesives: SNAIL and Multi-Matte Medium (Ranger)

Tools: Big Shot and Fun Foam

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Paper Players 273 & New Goodies!

Another rainy day means another crafty day! I managed to get a few projects finished in the morning and then I took a ride over to Scrap-A-Latte to see Renee for a little bit. When I got back home there were some goodies waiting in the mailbox for me! I love new stamps and I especially love it when they are from a new company! I used some of the new stuff on today’s card and little project! After dinner I went over to see Heather for a bit, she had a procedure done on her back and I wanted to keep her company for a little while. She also needed her wreath fixed so I brought over the hot glue gun and took card of that! Upon arriving back at my house I sat down and played for a while. I have been crafting later and later, the creativity either comes early in the morning or late at night lately. I’ll take creativity whenever I can get it!

My card and project that I have for you today is for this week’s Paper Players challenge…

Paper Players #273

Ahh… a Tic-Tac-Toe board from Sandy! You know how I can’t resist trying to cover the entire board, let’s see if I managed to! The card base is Neenah Solar White 110lb Card Stock. My background consists of a piece of Night of Navy and a piece of paper from a 6×6 pad that I picked up while I was in London. The pad is called Silent Night and it’s from First Edition by TrimCraft. A piece of Gold 1/8″ Metallic Ribbon is adhered around the back and then the panel is adhered to the card with some Easy Runner Grand Adhesive. The HAPPY is from the Simon Says Stamp Happy and Smile Photopolymer Stamp Set and is heat embossed in Hero Arts White Embossing Powder on Basic Gray and adhered over the ribbon with Foam Tape. My Christmas is cut out from a piece of Gold Foil Sheet with the Simon Says Stamp Happy Winter and Christmas Dies. I adhered it to a piece of Solar White 110lb cut out with the same die and then to the card with Multi-Matte Medium. The snowflakes are from a new die set from Concord & 9th called Take a Bough. They are cut from American Crafts Glitter Paper and also adhered to the card with Multi-Matte Medium. A few Gold Pretty Pink Posh Sequins are adhered in the middles of the snowflakes and finish off the card. Now that super cute Christmas Tree is also created with the Take a Bough Dies and is cut from Garden Green. After the branches are all assembled (there is a great video HERE showing you how to do that!) I slid them onto a bamboo skewer that I colored with Ranger Walnut Stain Distress Ink. My star is cut from a piece of Champagne Glimmer Paper twice and adhered back to back on the top of the skewer. Around the tree is a strand of the Concord & 9th 3MM Red Sequin Strand, it’s looks just like garland! I LOVE that little tree and the fact that you can also use the dies to make snowflakes is just cool! Get it… snowflakes… cool! LOL! I hope that you enjoyed my card and tree for this week’s Paper Players Tic-Tac-Toe challenge! Let’s See Snowflake, yup, Patterned Paper, yup, White, yup, Blue, yup, Sparkle and Shine, yup, Embossing, yup, Ribbon, yes, Tree, check and Die Cuts, definitely! I covered all nine boxes! WEE! Thank you so much for coming by today! I wish you all a satisfying Thursday! 🙂

If you are interested in the new Concord & 9th Products you can visit their store HERE!

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Products used:

Card:

Stamp Set: Happy and Smile Photopolymer (Simon Says Stamp)

Specialty Ink: Versa-Mark

Card Stock: Solar White 110lb (Neenah) and Night of Navy (Stampin’ Up!)

Specialty Paper: Glimmer (American Crafts) and Gold Foil Sheet (Stampin’ Up!)

Patterned Paper: Silent Night 6×6 Pad (TrimCraft)

Dies: Take a Bough (Concord & 9th) and Happy Winter and Christmas (Simon Says Stamp)

Embellishments: Gold 1/8″ Metallic Ribbon (Stampin’ Up!) and Gold Sequins (Pretty Pink Posh)

Adhesives: Easy Runner Grand (Home & Hobby), 1/8″ Scor-Tape, 3M Foam Tape and Multi-Matte Medium (Ranger)

Tools: Big Shot, Heat Tool and Fun Foam

Tree:

Ink: Walnut Stain Distress (Ranger)

Card Stock: Garden Green (Stampin’ Up!)

Specialty: Champagne Glimmer (Stampin’ Up!)

Dies: Take a Bough (Concord & 9th)

Embellishments: Red 3MM Sequins Strand (Concord & 9th)

Tools: Big Shot and Bamboo Skewer

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