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Mojo Monday 490

Mojo Monday 490

Oh, it’s Monday already. The weekend really does go so fast! I did have a very nice day off! I ran a few errands in the morning and then Jim came over with lunch and we worked on his crafty project a little more. The rest of the evening was spent watching a TV and just being. It felt so nice to do not much at all. Today back in the swing of things at the Store! 😀

It’s Monday and time for this week’s Mojo Monday sketch…

My card starts off with a base of Ivory 110lb Card Stock. The notebook paper is a piece of Authentique 12×12 from the Twisted Collection. I adhered it to a piece of Black and then added some May Arts Ribbon around the middle. A piece of Echo Park Wintertime This and That 12×12 is adhered to a piece of Chinese Red and that is adhered to the card with Fun Foam and E-Z Runner. My image and greeting are from the Hero Arts Welcome Home Photopolymer Stamp Set and are stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black. I colored in the bunny with Prismacolor Pencils and adhered him and the greeting to the card with 3D Foam Squares. A few Pretty Pink Posh Raspberry and Sparkling Clear Sequins and the card is done! I love that simple cozy little bunny sitting on the pillow, so cute! I hope that you enjoyed my Design Team card for this week’s Mojo Monday Sketch Challenge! Stop by the BLOG and see the rest of the Team’s cards, we hope to see your take on the sketch in the gallery! Thank you for starting your week off here with me! Have an amazing Monday! 🙂

Products used:

Stamp Set: Welcome Home Photopolymer (Hero Arts)

Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black

Pencils: Prismacolor

Card Stock: Solar White 80lb (Neenah), Ivory 110lb (Recollections), Black and Chinese Red (My Colors)

Patterned Paper: Twisted and ???? 12×12 (Authentique)

Dies: Welcome Home (Hero Arts)

Embellishments: Ribbon (May Arts)

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

Tools: Big Shot 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!


Fab Friday 108

Fab Friday 108

Yay for Friday! We had a nice chilly day again, all of the snow is still here! The Store was filled with people taking the Card Class and for the evening class my friend Jim stopped by. He even made a card and I was really impressed! He’s a natural! After work we came back to my house for a little TV. Today I have a morning Card Class and the I have to get working on more classes. I have fallen behind in my classes and need to get back to them!

My card for today is for the Fab Friday color challenge…

I have really been into the one layer cards lately so I made another one! The card base is Neenah Solar White 110lb Card Stock. All of the images are from the Concord & 9th Butterfly Beauty Photopolymer Stamp Set. I stamped the large butterfly in Butter Bar and Fresh Peach using my Mini MISTI, the body is stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black. The smaller butterflies are stamped in Butter Bar, Fresh Peach and Soft Apricot. I put the card back in the MISTI and stamped the greeting from the Concord & 9th Happy Words Photopolymer Stamp Set in Mint Julep. I added a few Pretty Pink Posh Sparkling Clear, Marigold and Tangerine Sequins for a little sparkle. I love to color but there is still nothing like just stamping some images on a card! I hope that you enjoyed my Design Team card for the Fab Friday Color Challenge! Make sure you stop by the BLOG and check out my other Teammate’s cards and lets see what you do with the colors! I thank you so much for coming by today! Have a fabulous Friday! 🙂

Products used:

Stamp Sets: Butterfly Beauty and Happy Words Photopolymer (Concord & 9th)

Ink: Butter Bar, Fresh Peach, Mint Julep and Soft Apricot (Hero Arts) and Memento Tuxedo Black

Card Stock: Solar White 110lb (Neenah)

Embellishments:

Adhesives: Multi-Matte Medium (Ranger)

Tools: Mini MISTI

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


Paper Players 335

Paper Players 335

Still absolutely freezing here and the wind down by the Store is unreal! It feels more like Winter now that it has all Winter! I keep telling myself that Spring is just around the corner, I guess we are still a few blocks from that corner! Other than the wind by the Store it was a nice day inside. I got more accomplished than I thought I would, that’s always a nice surprise! On my way home I spoke to Sue and then Heather. When I got to my Parent’s Daniel and my Brother were there so we all had dinner together. After dinner I spoke to Andrew and Jim, it was a busy phone night! Later on I took a ride over to Sue’s and spent a little time with her and her Husband Joe. We had a nice evening. I got a text from a friend that was so sweet, you know of those ones that just makes your heart feel full, what a wonderful way to end the day! Today is day one of this month’s Lawn Fawn Card Class, can’t wait to see all of my peeps!

While I was at the store I made a quick card for this week’s Paper Players challenge…

I used some more of the Add-Ons to the March My Monthly Hero Kit! My card base is Neenah Solar White 110lb Card Stock. I used the Hero Arts Wood Floor Bold Prints Background to stamp a piece of Solar White 80lb in Soft Brown and adhered it to the card front. My images and greeting are from the Hero Arts Produce and Seeds Photopolymer Stamp Set and are heat embossed in Hero Arts White Embossing Powder onto a piece of Lemon Lime. I backed it with a piece of Crisp Green and adhered it to the card with E-Z Runner and Fun Foam at a slight angle. Just a few Pretty Pink Posh Holiday Shimmer Mix Sequins and the card is done! I absolutely love that Wood Floor Background, it’s soon to be a favorite for sure! I hope that you like my card for this week’s Paper Players Challenge! Thanks for visiting! Have an awesome Thursday! 🙂

Products used:

Stamp Sets: Produce and Seed Photopolymer and Wood Floor Bold Prints Background (Hero Arts)

Ink: Soft Brown (Hero Arts)

Specialty Ink: Versa-Mark

Embossing Powder: White (Hero Arts)

Card Stock: Solar White 110lb and 80lb (Neenah), Crisp Green and Lemon Lime (My Colors)

Adhesives: E-Z Runner Ultra Strong (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!

Paper Craft Crew 235

Paper Craft Crew 235

Well, guess what?! The weather men were thankfully wrong and we only got about 4 inches of snow and then it rained. The snow was really heavy to shovel as you can imagine, still better than the 18 inches that they said we were going to get! I’m sure that the ride to the Store will be fun, it certainly all froze overnight. I spent the day in the house yesterday watching TV and relaxing. I did make my card for today but that was about it. I’ll be glad to get out of the house today! 😀

The card that I made in the Stampin’ Galley is for this week’s Paper Craft Crew sketch…

I used the March My Monthly Hero Kit to make my card! The card base is Neenah Solar White 110lb Card Stock with a strip of Carta Bella Copper Dots Vellum 12×12 down the left side. I stamped my images from the March My Monthly Hero Kit in Memento Tuxedo Black and colored them in with Copics. The Coordinating Dies cut them out. I used a Craft Knife to be able to slide my carrots into the basket. The circle is a piece of Lawn Fawn Noble Fir cut out with the Hero Arts Infinity Circles Dies. I heat embossed the greeting in Hero Arts White Embossing Powder. A strip of Tip Top Taupe and a strip of Tangelo Twist are adhered across the card and then the circle is adhered with Fun Foam and E-Z Runner. All that was left to do was to adhere my bunny and basket with some 3M Foam Tape and the card is done! Love that little rabbit and his basket of carrots, so cute! I hope that you like my Design Team card for this week’s Paper Craft Crew Sketch Challenge! Stop by the BLOG and see the rest of the Team’s cards and enter yours in the gallery! Thank you for coming by to visit today! Have a wonderful Wednesday! 🙂

Products used:

Stamp Set: March My Monthly Hero Kit (Hero Arts)

Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black

Specialty Ink: Versa-Mark

Embossing Powder: White (Hero Arts)

Card Stock: Solar White 110lb and 80lb (Neenah), Noble Fir (Lawn Fawn) and Tangelo Twist and Tip Top Taupe (Stampin’ Up!)

Specialty Paper: Copper Dots Vellum (Carta Bella)

Dies: March My Monthly Hero Kit (Hero Arts)

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

Tools: Platinum Machine (Spellbinders), 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!


Paper Players 334

Paper Players 334

Guess what?! It’s Winter here again! Why won’t he stay away?! We are having some snow this morning, over it people! But it is Friday! So at least that’s good! I had a solo day at the Store yesterday. My Parents came by for a visit and we FaceTimed with my Aunt Shirley in England. Jan also stopped by to make the Pop-Up Card from last week’s class. After work I had dinner and then headed over to Heather’s for Thirsty Thursday. Stephanie was there and Brian stopped by too. Hopefully the roads won’t be bad and I’ll be able to get to the Store today. Ugh! Enough with the snow already! 😀

I did have a little crafty time at the Store and I made a card for this week’s Paper Players challenge…

I began by stamping the beautiful image from The Ton Haute Wedding Dress Photopolymer Stamp Set In Memento Tuxedo Black and using my Copics to color her in. I cut the image out with my scissors and then ran a Memento Tuxedo Black Pen around the edges. To give it some sparkle I used my Wink of Stella Clear Glitter Brush Pen to give a nice sheen to the dress. The background is a piece of Solar White 80lb that I heat embossed the Hero Arts Confetti Bold Prints Background in Hero Arts White Satin Pearl Embossing Powder. I added some Ballet Slippers Ink to the background with a Mini Ink Blending Tool. A strip of paper from the Lawn Fawn Watercolor Wishes Petite Paper Pad goes down the left side. I adhered the main image to the card with 3D Foam Squares. My greeting is from the Concord & 9th Perfectly Penned Photopolymer Stamp Set and is stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black onto another piece of Solar White 80lb that I cut out with the Lawn Fawn Stitched Ovals Stackables Lawn Cuts and that too is adhered with 3D Foam Squares. Just a few Pretty Pink Posh Sequins from the Sweet Pea Mix and the card is done! I have liked that stamp since I first saw it and I couldn’t hold out any longer! I hope that you enjoyed my card for this week’s Paper Players Challenge! Thank you for stopping by! Have a fun Friday! 🙂

Products used:

Stamp Sets: Haute Wedding Dress (The Ton), Perfectly Penned (Concord & 9th) and Confetti Bold Prints Background (Hero Arts)

Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black and Pen and Ballerina Pink (Lawn Fawn)

Specialty Ink: Versa-Mark

Embossing Powder: White Satin Pearl (Hero Arts)

Markers: Copics

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

Patterned Paper: Watercolor Wishes Petite Paper Pad (Lawn Fawn)

Dies: Stitched Ovals Stackables Lawn Cuts (Lawn Fawn)

Embellishments: Sweet Pea Mix (Pretty Pink Posh) and Wink of Stella Clear Glitter Brush Pen (Zig)

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

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

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!


Freshly Made Sketches 277

Freshly Made Sketches 277

It’s going to be a chilly weekend here, Winter is back! 🙁 I had a nice surprise at the Store yesterday morning, my friend Brian came by for a visit. He needed a custom stamp made and I haven’t seen him in ages! My friend Sue also stopped by which was really nice! After work I had dinner with my Parents and then watched a movie. Renee has a kids class at the Store today and I have many projects to get finished! 😀

Time now for my card for this week’s Freshly Made Sketches

I went with nice and simple just like the sketch! My card base is Neenah Solar White 110lb Card Stock. For the background I used a little piece of paper that Renee had left over, it’s from the Illustrated Faith line. I die cut the love from the Hero Arts Love Stamp & Cut from a piece of Chinese Red and two pieces of Solar White 110lb. They are adhered to each other with Multi-Purpose Spray Adhesive and then to a strip of Ballerina Pink with Multi-Matte Medium with the rest of the greeting stamped in Crimson Hybrid Ink. The strip is adhered to the card with 3D Foam Square and a few Pretty Pink Posh Pink Peonies, Raspberry and Sparkling Clear Sequins are added to finish it! I do like the little brush stroke hearts on that Patterned Paper, fun and subtle! I hope that you enjoyed my card for this week’s Freshly Made Sketches Challenge! Thanks for stopping by! Have a stellar Saturday! 🙂

Products used:

Stamp Set: Love Stamp & Cut Photopolymer (Hero Arts)

Ink: Crimson Hybrid (Hero Arts)

Card Stock: Solar White 110lb (Neenah), Chinese Red and Ballerina Pink (My Colors)

Patterned Paper: Illustrated Faith Heart A Flutter

Dies: Love Stamp & Cut (Hero Arts)

Embellishments: Pink Peonies, Raspberry and Sparkling Clear Sequins (Pretty Pink Posh)

Adhesives: E-Z Runner Ultra Strong and 3D Foam Squares (Scrapbook Adhesives), Multi-Purpose Spray (Elmer’s) 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!


Fab Friday 107

Fab Friday 107

Ahhh… Friday! Still my favorite day of the week! I did feel like Dorothy in The Wizard of Oz yesterday, it was so incredibly windy! You could actually lean into the wind and not fall over! I had my Pop-Up Box card class at the Store yesterday, a good time as always! Renee left a little early to go and have dinner with her daughter and I had dinner with Daniel and my Parents when I got home. My friend Jim came by and we watched TV and had a nice relaxing evening. I really do need to plan a trip into Manhattan but I think I will wait until the weather gets a little warmer!

Today I have my card for the Fab Friday challenge to share with you…

My card is nice and simple! I started with a base of Neenah Solar White 110lb Card Stock. My little bit of embossed gold sticking out at the bottom is from the Concord & 9th Lace Leaf Photopolymer Stamp Set. I heat embossed the leaf in Hero Arts Gold Embossing Powder onto a piece of 48lb Vellum and cut it out with the Concord & 9th Grateful Leaf Die. Across the card and on top of the leaf is a piece of Deep Blue with both ends flagged. Next up is a piece of American Crafts Gold Glitter Paper and that is adhered with Fun Foam and E-Z Runner. My greeting is the Concord & 9th Kind Card Add-On Die, I cut it out of Deep Blue three times and cut off the ends. The die cuts are adhered to each other with Multi-Purpose Spray Adhesive and to the Glitter Card Stock with Multi-Matte Medium. I decided that I liked it nice and simple so I resisted the urge to add some sequins! I do love the simplicity of the card and we all could use as much kindness as we can get! I hope that you like my Design Team card for the Fab Friday Sketch Challenge. Make sure that you stop by the BLOG and check out the rest of the Team’s cards and let’s see yours in the gallery! Thanks for spending some of your Friday with me! Have a fabulous day! 🙂

Products used:

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

Specialty Ink: Versa-Mark

Embossing Powder: Gold (Hero Arts)

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

Specialty: 48lb Vellum (The Paper Cut) and Gold Glitter Card Stock (American Crafts)

Dies: Grateful Leaf and Kind Card Add-On (Concord & 9th)

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

Tools: Big Shot, 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!


Paper Craft Crew 233

Paper Craft Crew 233

Just another day at the Store, Renee had her All Occasion Card Class and I got to see some customers and chatted with lots of peeps! After work i went to see Heather. We split a chicken cutlet parmesan hero for dinner and watched Joy, well, the end of Joy. After that I came home and got Winston and settled in for a nice evening of TV. Sometimes I just need to be mindless and TV is the best escape! I need to mix it up a little, I think that I need a trip into the city soon! 😀

Today it’s Paper Craft Crew Challenge day! This week we have a Tic-Tac-Toe for you…

I started my card by stamping the images from the Hero Arts Color Layering Seahorse Photopolymer Stamp Set in Orange Soda, Soft Apricot, Butter Bar, Soft Vanilla, Wet Cement and Tide Pool and cut them out with the Coordinating Frame Cuts. To make my background I stamped the Hero Arts Designer Woodgrain Background Stamp in Soft Brown directly onto my card base of Neenah Solar White 110lb Card Stock. My file folder is created with the Pretty Pink Posh Stitched Tabs Die and a piece of Putty, I added a piece of Seam Binding Ribbon along the bottom and it’s adhered to the card with E-Z Runner. Next I die cut the Pretty Pink Posh Stitched Filmstrip Die from a piece of Tropical Sea and adhered it to the card with more E-Z Runner. The stamped images are then added with E-Z Runner and 3D Foam Squares. My greeting is from the Hero Arts Many Everyday Messages Photopolymer Stamp Set and is stamped in Soft Brown along the top edge of the filmstrip. Just a few Pretty Pink Posh Sparkling Clear and Marigold Sequins finish the card! Love the sea images against the woodgrain, you know me, I think that woodgrain goes with everything! LOL! I hope that you like my Design Team card for this week’s Paper Craft Crew Tic-Tac-Toe challenge! Stop by the BLOG and see the rest of the Team’s cards and let’s see yours in the gallery! Thanks very much for your visit today! Have a wonderful Wednesday! 🙂

Products Used:

Stamp Sets: Color Layering Seahorse and Many Everyday Messages Photopolymer and Designer Woodgrain Background Wood Mount (Hero Arts)

Ink: Orange Soda, Soft Apricot, Butter Bar, Soft Vanilla, Wet Cement, Tide Pool and Soft Brown (Hero Arts)

Card Stock: Solar White 110lb and 80lb (Neenah), Putty and Tropical Sea (My Colors)

Dies: Color Layering  Seahorse Frame Cuts (Hero Arts), Stitched Tabs and Stitched Filmstrip (Pretty Pink Posh)

Embellishments: Seam Binding Ribbon, Sparkling Clear and Marigold Sequins (Pretty Pink Posh)

Adhesives: E-Z Runner Ultra Strong and 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!


Freshly Made Sketches 276

Freshly Made Sketches 276

Well, that was a very busy day at the Stamp, Ink, Paper Store! The Lawn Fawn order came in and went right back out! I couldn’t have gotten it all done with the help of my friend Sue! We worked all day on making sure that everything was sorted, packed and mailed. Everyone that placed an order had their packages mailed out yesterday! I stopped at the Post Office and dropped them off and the lady couldn’t have been nicer! From there it was home to have a little dinner and then off to Heather’s for Thirsty Thursday! We ended up running to Target and met up with Stephanie there. Back to the house for a lot of laughter! Taylor stopped by and George even hung out with us for bit! I do love my peeps, they are pretty awesome! Today I will input the extra Lawn Fawn and get it back up on the Store site! 😀

I have my card for they week’s Freshly Made Sketches challenge to share with you today…

I started by stamping the flowers and leaves from the Altenew Magnolias for Her Photopolymer Stamp Set in Jet Black Crisp Ink. To color them in I used my Prismacolor Pencils, I’m getting better but am far from where I want to be with them! I did really enjoy the coloring and blending and that’s what it’s all about right?! After they were colored in I used the Coordinating Dies to cut them out. For my card I started off with a base of Neenah Solar White 110lb Card Stock. The panel was actually left over from a card that I made a few weeks ago. I heat embossed the Hero Arts Designer Woodgrain Background Stamp in Hero Arts Clear Embossing Powder onto a piece Kraft. My greeting is from the Sentiments & Quotes Photopolymer Stamp Set and is heat embossed in Hero Arts White Embossing Powder onto a strip of 48lb Vellum. I wrapped the Vellum around the back of the woodgrain panel and then adhered it to the card with Fun Foam and E-Z Runner. The leaves and single flower are adhered with more E-Z Runner. I choose to forgo the sequins to keep the focus on that pretty flower! I hope that you enjoyed my card for this week’s Freshly Made Sketches challenge! Thanks for coming by to see me today! Have a fantastic Friday! 🙂

Products used:

Stamp Sets: Magnolias for Her and Sentiments & Quotes Photopolymer (Altenew) and Designer Woodgrain Background (Hero Arts)

Ink: Jet Black Crisp Ink (Altenew)

Specialty Ink: Versa-Mark

Embossing Powder: Clear (Hero Arts)

Pencils: Prismacolor 72 pc Set

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

Dies: Magnolias for Her (Altenew)

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

Tools: Bog Shot, 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!