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Where Creativity Meets Concord & 9th – Ink Only!

Where Creativity Meets Concord & 9th – Ink Only!

Another cool morning here on Long Island, but it’s sort of refreshing sleeping with the windows open and enjoying a little fresh air. I had a nice busy day yesterday, I cleaned and did some laundry in the morning, ran a few errands and spoke to my friend Kim. Jim came by around 4:30 and we headed down to Jones Beach to go for a walk. A nice four mile walk, it’s amazing how good you feel after a little exercise! We stopped on the way home and picked up dinner and then finished off the evening with some TV. A pretty great Friday! I think that this morning I will try and get a few more cabinet doors done! 😀

It’s time for a new challenge and I have the pleasure of sharing my card with you for this month’s Where Creativity Meets Concord & 9th Challenge

I do love to do some stamping! To create my card I stamped the hydrangea from the Concord & 9th Petals & Palettes Photopolymer Stamp Set onto a Post-it and cut it out with my scissors. My card base of Neenah Solar White 110lb Card Stock is place into my MISTI and I stamped the flowers in Grape Soda and then just the edges in Peacock using the mask that I cut out. My greeting is from the same set and is stamped in the same colors. The background needed a little something so I took a stylus and pressed it into the ink pads to create my dots! A nice somewhat simple one layer card that would be easy to make multiples of with the MISTI!

I hope that you enjoyed my Design Team card for this month’s Where Creativity Meets Concord & 9th Embossing Challenge! We hope that you will play along with us and enter your card in the gallery over on the BLOG! Don’t forget that you can follow us on Instagram and Facebook! Thanks for coming by and spending some time with me! Have a super Saturday!! 🙂

Products used:

Stamp Set: Petals & Palettes Photopolymer (Concord & 9th)

Ink: Peacock and Grape Soda (Lawn Fawn)

Card Stock: Solar White 110lb (Neenah)

Tools: MISTI

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Freshly Made Sketches 304

Freshly Made Sketches 304

A holiday on a Monday always makes the week move a little faster! It was sort of overcast and rainy on and off for most of the day so I thought that it would be the perfect day to catch up on my neglected blog comments. I read them as they come in but I have been bad at responding lately. But after three hours they have all been responded to! I feel the love from you guys and you should always feel it right back! I didn’t get much else done but today is a new day to accomplish! Maybe I will give the kitchen cabinets a try! 😀

Today I have my card for this week’s Freshly Made Sketches to share with you…

To start I stamped the Concord & 9th Sprinkles Turnabout Photopolymer Stamp in Grape Soda, Sugarplum, Plastic Flamingo and Bubblegum using my MISTI onto a card base of Neenah Solar White 110lb Card Stock. The ballon and greeting are from the Concord & 9th Happy Balloons Photopolymer Stamp Set and are stamped in Bubblegum and Sugarplum. I used the Coordinating Dies to cut it out along with the string. They are are adhered to a piece of 27lb Pastel Pink Vellum and then adhered to the card! A simple bright birthday card! I hope that you like my card for this week’s Freshly Made Sketches challenge! Thank you so much for visiting! Have an awesome Thursday! 🙂

Products used:

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

Ink: Bubble Gum, Sugarplum, Grape Soda and Plastic Flamingo (Lawn Fawn)

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

Specialty: 27lb Pastel Pink Vellum (The Paper Cut)

Dies: Happy Balloons (Concord & 9th)

Adhesives: E-Z Runner Ultra Strong (Scrapbook Adhesives)

Tools: Big Shot and MISTI

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Welcome Pineapple – Concord & 9th Guest Designer for Feature Friday!

Welcome Pineapple – Concord & 9th Guest Designer for Feature Friday!

A chilly happy Friday to you from Keen Lake, PA! It went down to 40 degrees here last night, I’m not ready for that! LOL! I did have a nice day yesterday, Jim and I ran some errands in the morning and fixed the screen door. Then it was off to the lake to sit and enjoy, lots off people there to chat with. We had a late dinner and then it was off to the fire to end the evening. It really is so nice here, just peaceful and very relaxing, just what I needed! 😀

I have the pleasure of being a Guest Designer for Concord & 9th this month along with the rest of the fabulous Design Team over on the Where Creativity Meets Concord & 9th Blog! It’s our last Friday to feature a new product from the August Release! This week it’s the cool Pineapple Perfection Stamps and Dies!

I started my card by stamping the pineapple from the Pineapple Perfection Photopolymer Stamp Set in Black Licorice and then using the fill-in images, stamping them in Fresh Lavender, Freshly Cut Grass, Moonstone and Ballet Slippers using my Mini MISTI. The greeting is stamped in Black Licorice and then I cut them out using the Coordinating Dies. Onto a card base of Neenah Solar White 110lb Card Stock I adhered a piece of paper from the Aloha Fill-In Patterned Paper Pack. All that was left to do was to adhere the pineapple and greeting to the card! I love that nice big pineapple and the fill-in images make it so easy to “color” it in!

I hope that you enjoyed my Guest Designer card for Concord & 9th! Stop by the BLOG and see the rest of talented Teammate’s projects! I thank you so much for stopping by, I’ll see you back here on Monday!! Enjoy the rest of your Friday! 🙂

Products used:

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

Ink: Black Licorice, Fresh Lavender, Freshly Cut Grass, Moonstone and Ballet Slippers (Lawn Fan)

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

Patterned Paper: Floral Fill-In (Concord & 9th)

Dies: Pineapple Perfection (Concord & 9th)

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

Tools: Big Shot and Mini MISTI

SIP Challenge 114 – A Sketch!

SIP Challenge 114 – A Sketch!

Yes, the cleaning and purging continues! It feels so good to get rid of things that I haven’t touched in years! I have become somewhat of a minimalist where before I was a collector of many things. I guess I owe that in part to my friend Jim, so much easier to maintain the house when you don’t have to move so much to clean! LOL! In the evening I ran a few errands with Heather and then made my card for today. More cleaning and purging is on tap for this morning! 😀

It’s Tuesday and that means it time for this week’s Stamp, Ink, Paper Challenge

The sketch is actually mine so I had the idea in my head for the card when I created it! I used the Concord & 9th Flower Turnabout Photopolymer Stamp with my MISTI and Ballet Slippers and Minty Fresh Ink to create my background. The panel is adhered to a card base of Neenah Solar White 110lb Card Stock. My images are from the Concord & 9th Let’s Chat Photopolymer Stamp Set and they are stamped in Hippo and cut out with my Scissors. The latte heart is stamped in Doe. I adhered them to the card with Fun Foam and E-Z Runner. For the greeting I choose one of my favorites from the Concord & 9th You’re My Person Photopolymer Stamp Set and stamped that in Doe and adhered it to the card with 3D Foam Squares. It looks like the coffee is sitting on a pretty tablecloth doesn’t it?! I hope that you enjoyed my Design Team card for this week’s Stamp, Ink, Paper Sketch Challenge! Check out the rest of the Team’s cards over on the BLOG and share your take on the sketch with us in the gallery! Thank you so much for coming by! Have a terrific Tuesday! 🙂

Products used:

Stamp Sets: Flower Turnabout, Let’s Chat and You’re My Person Photopolymer (Concord & 9th)

Ink: Hippo, Doe, Ballet Slippers and Minty Fresh (Lawn Fawn)

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

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

Tools: Scissors and Fun Foam

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Paper Players 359

Paper Players 359

It’s the last Monday in August?! Where did that month go?! I’m not looking forward to the Summer ending and Fall beginning at all! We’ll have to make the best of what’s left! I managed to get a lot more purging accomplished yesterday. I have come to the realization that I’m really good at playing Tetris in real life! LOL! I have stuff crammed in a ll sorts of places! Three more bags of trash and another bag of shredding are gone. I’ll continue this morning and then do a little cleaning later on. Another productive day is ahead peeps! 😀

I did pause to make a card yesterday and it’s for this week’s Paper Players challenge…

I stared my card by creating a stamped background on a piece of Solar White 80lb with the stamps from the Concord & 9th Sprinkles Turnabout Photopolymer Stamp Set. I stamped the cupcake outlines in Black Licorice and then filled them in with Fresh Lavender and Ballet Slippers with a little Plastic Flamingo for the sprinkles. An extra one is stamped separately and cut out with the Concord & 9th Sprinkles Tag Dies. I used the largest circle from the Simon Says Stamp Nested Circles Dies to trim the stamped panel and adhered it to piece of Guava with some random sprinkles stamped in Plastic Flamingo. That is then adhered to a card base of Neenah Solar White 110lb Card Stock. My greeting is stamped in Black Licorice onto a circle of Solar White 80lb and adhered to the card with 3D Foam Squares along with the single cupcake. A few Pretty Pink Posh Orchid and Sparkling Clear Sequins complete the card. A fun little twist on a birthday card, don’t you think?! I hope that you like my card for this week’s Paper Players Sketch Challenge! Thank you for starting your week off here on the blog with me! Have a highly productive and fun Monday! 🙂

Products used:

Stamp Set: Sprinkles Turnabout Photopolymer (Concord & 9th)

Ink: Black Licorice, Juice Box, Pink Flamingo, Fresh Lavender and Ballet Slippers (Lawn Fawn)

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

Dies: Sprinkles Tag (Concord & 9th) and Nesting Circles (Simon Says Stamp)

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

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

Tools: Big Shot

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Dropping You A Lime

Dropping You A Lime

A little bit of a late start this lovely Sunday morning! I have grown to enjoy a lazy day on Sunday’s. Yesterday I had a great time with Kim in Manhattan! I met her at our friend’s Jason & Bev’s apartment, she is dog sitting for them. We had a little coffee on the deck and then went out for breakfast. From there we wandered around for a while. No particular place to go just wandering. After our outing we went back to the apartment and had a drink before heading to a Cuban restaurant for dinner and that was delicious! Nothing like an authentic place and there are so many in the city! I got the 8:12 train back out the Island and then just relaxed before calling it a night! I did take a few pictures once I got Penn Station of the Empire State Building. It was only white lights but it still looks cool!

I think that I will try and get a little more cleaning done today, have to have a somewhat productive day! 😀

I have a fun simple stamped background card to share with you today! I used the Concord & 9th Orange You Sweet Photopolymer Stamp Set with Black Licorice and Freshly Curt Grass Ink to create my background on a card base of Neenah Solar White 110lb Card Stock. For the greeting I heat embossed it on a strip of Black 110lb Card Stock and adhered it randomly onto the card with Black 3D Foam Squares. That’s it… done! Quick, simple and fun! I hope that you like today’s card! I thank you for visiting and wish you a simply amazing Sunday! 🙂

Products used:

Stamp Set: Orange You Sweet Photopolymer (Concord & 9th)

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

Specialty Ink: Versa-Mark

Embossing Powder: White (Hero Arts)

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

Adhesives: Black 3D Foam Squares (Scrapbook Adhesives)

Tools: Heat Tool (Hero Arts)

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Sprinkled Sundae – Concord & 9th Guest Designer for Feature Friday!

Sprinkled Sundae – Concord & 9th Guest Designer for Feature Friday!

Hi peeps and a happy Friday to you all! I spent the morning yesterday doing more purging! Three bags of trash and a bag of shredding! I think that I will do more of that today, feels so good! Last night was Thirsty Thursday and a good time as always! What’s on your agenda for today?! 😀

I have the pleasure of being a Guest Designer for Concord & 9th this month along with the rest of the fabulous Design Team over on the Where Creativity Meets Concord & 9th Blog! For the next two Friday’s we will be featuring a new product from the August Release! This week it’s the Fun Here’s the Scoop Stamps and Dies!

One of my friends always complains that there are no greetings inside my cards, so I decided that I’d make one with the image inside! To start my card I cut a piece of Neenah Solar White 110lb Card Stock to 5″ x10″ and folded it in half. The outside front panel is stamped with the Sprinkles Turnabout Photopolymer Stamp using my MISTI and Merman and Sunflower Ink. I then place the Here’s the Scoop Die on the front and ran it through my Big Shot to cut out the negative from the front panel. Back into my MISTI so that I could line up the sundae from the Here’s the Scoop Set and stamp it in Memento Tuxedo Black. It’s colored in with Copics to coordinate with the sprinkles! My greeting is heat embossed in Hero Arts White Embossing Powder onto a piece of 28lb Vellum and that is adhered to the inside of the front of the card with Vellum Adhesive. Love the little peekaboo of the fun sundae from the front of the card through the Vellum! There, now there is something even better than a greeting inside!

I hope that you enjoyed my Guest Designer card for Concord & 9th! Stop by the BLOG and see the rest of talented Teammate’s projects! I thank you so much for stopping by! Enjoy the rest of your Friday! 🙂

Products used:

Stamp Sets: Here’s the Scoop and Sprinkles Turnabout Photopolymer (Concord & 9th)

Ink: Peacock and Sunflower (Lawn Fawn) and Memento Tuxedo Black

Specialty Ink: Versa-Mark

Embossing Powder: White (Hero Arts)

Markers: Copics

Card Stock: Solar White 110lb (Neenah)

Specialty: 28lb Vellum (The Paper Cut)

Dies: Here’s the Scoop (Concord & 9th)

Adhesive: Vellum Runner (Tombo)

Tools: Big Shot, Heat Tool (Hero Arts) and MISTI

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Freshly Made Sketches 302

Freshly Made Sketches 302

Another fun filled productive day with Sue yesterday! We got a lot accomplished and that is always a good thing! I stopped home and had a quick dinner and then headed over to Heather’s to get her so that we could go and see Brian Kim for a bit last night. We sat around the fire pit just like old times! Kim is taking the kids to see her Aunt in Florida this weekend, a nice quick getaway for them. Today I’m going to continue to work on some projects and get them out of the way! 😀

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

To start my card I stamped my images from the Concord & 9th Enjoy it All Photopolymer Stamp Set in Jalapeño, Fresh Lavender, Sugarplum, Merman and Peacock. They are cut out using the Coordinating Dies from the Detailed Blooms Photopolymer Stamp Set and arranged them onto a card base of Neenah Solar White 110lb Card Stock so that I would know where to stamp my greeting from the same set in Jalapeño. The flowers and leaves are adhered to the card with 3D Foam Squares and I added a few Pretty Pink Posh Amethyst, Lucky and Sea Breeze Sequins for a little shine! A simple little flower cluster and a nice bold greeting makes for a fun card don’t you think?! I hope that you enjoyed my card for this week’s Freshly Made Sketches challenge! Thank you for visiting today! Have an awesome Thursday! 🙂

Products used:

Stamp Set: Enjoy it All Photopolymer (Concord & 9th)

Ink: Jalapeño, Fresh Lavender, Sugarplum, Merman and Peacock (Lawn Dawn)

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

Dies: Detailed Blooms (Concord & 9th)

Embellishments: Amethyst, Lucky and Sea Breeze Sequins (Pretty Pink Posh)

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

Tools: Big Shot

Oh Happy Day Balloons

Oh Happy Day Balloons

I have been wanting to have a lazy Sunday morning for a while so that’s just what I had this morning! I woke up around 8:00 but laid in bed reading Apple News on my iPad. A good way to start the day. Yesterday was nice, Taylor came by in the evening and we grabbed some dinner. She was off to Manhattan with some friends after that. I watched TV and tried to find a book to read. Any suggestions for a really good book? I’m waiting for the new Dan Brown one but that’s not until October! How is your weekend going? 😀

Ok, I apologize for my obesession with the Concord & 9th Happy Balloons Set! I have another card to share with you today using it! It’s such a great set for quick cards and just some stamping! I do love to just do some stamping! The card base is Neenah Solar White 110lb Card Stock. I stamped the balloons from the set in Jalapeño, Mermaid and Sugarplum in the upper left corner. My greeting is from the Concord & 9th Enjoy it All Photopolymer Stamp Set and is stamped in Black Licorice using my Mini MISTI, I like to use to the MISTI to make sure that my sentiments are lined up! For the strings I used a Coptic Multi-liner and my ruler to draw them in. Some Pretty Pink Posh Amethyst, Lucky and Sea Breeze Sequins add a little sparkle and finish the card. Another quick simple and fun card with not too many supplies! I hope that you like today’s card! Thanks for spending some of your Sunday with me! Enjoy the rest of your day! 🙂

Products used:

Stamp Sets: Happy Balloons and Enjoy it All Photopolymer (Concord & 9th)

Ink: Black Licorice, Sugarplum, Peacock and Jalapeño (Lawn Fawn)

Marker: Copic Black Multi-liner 0.5

Card Stock: Solar White 110lb (Neenah)

Embellishments: Amethyst, Lucky and Sea Breeze Sequins (Pretty Pink Posh)

Adhesives: Multi-Matte Medium (Ranger)

Tools: Mini MISTI

Seriously Balloons

Seriously Balloons

A late good morning to you! I had a busy day yesterday, it was rainy and dreary so I managed to stay focused and get stuff done around the house. Around 6:00 I went over and met George and we headed out to Bohemia to meet up with Heather at our friend Patty’s house. They were having a party for Patty’s daughter’s birthday. A good time was had by all. I didn’t get home until after 1:00 so I got up this morning and made a quick card to share with you. Not sure what I’ll be up to today but hopefully it will be productive! 😀

The card is a really quick and easy one that uses minimal supplies. I stamped the balloons from the Concord & 9th Happy Balloons Photopolymer Stamp Set in Sunshine and Ballet Slippers onto a card base of Neenah Solar White 110lb Card Stock. To fill in some of the gaps I used the tiny star from the Concord & 9th Seriously Thank You Photopolymer Stamp Set and stamped them randomly in the same colors. Next I popped it into my Mini MISTI and stamped the greeting from the Seriously Thank You Set in Black Licorice. That’s it! I like the card so much I’ll be making a few sets in different colors to give as gifts! I hope that you like today’s quick and easy card! Thank you for stopping by! Enjoy the rest of your Saturday peeps! 🙂

Products used:

Stamp Sets: Happy Balloons and Seriously Thank You Photopolymer (Concord & 9th)

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

Card Stock: Solar White 110lb (Neenah)

Tools: Mini MISTI

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