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OSAT July Blog Hop – Very Vintage!

OSAT July Blog Hop – Very Vintage!

Another nice sunny day and I managed to be productive again! I got a few things done in the morning and watched a little TV. Jim came by after work and we had Chinese for dinner and watched Maleficent, still love that movie! I also ran over to Heather’s for a bit before calling it a night. Today I have lots more computer related stuff to get done. No TV until it is! LOL! ūüėÄ

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 the clever Jeanna Bohanon’s¬†blog, welcome! This month we have a Vintage Theme! I’m not very good at vintage but I did have a lot of fun making my card!!

I started the card by choosing a piece of paper from the Prima Jodie Lee Butterfly A4 Paper Pad and I used the Tim Holtz Mixed Media #2 Dies to cut out the upper left corner. It is adhered to a piece of Early Espresso with Multi-Purpose Spray Adhesive. The butterfly is cut from another piece of paper from the same pad and a piece of Solar White 110lb. I coated the white with Versa-Mark and dipped it into my Hero Arts Copper Embossing Power and heat embossed it. Some more Multi-Purpose Spray Adhesive adheres the two butterfly pieces together. My greeting is from the Papertrey Ink Think Big Favorites Photopolymer Stamp Set and is heat embossed in more Copper onto a piece of 65lb Vellum. I folded the edges around the back of the background and adhered it to a card base Neenah Solar White 110lb Card Stock. The butterfly is adhered to the card with 3M Foam Tape and just a few Pretty Pink Posh Rose Gold Sequins complete the card. I do love that paper and the Mixed Media Die along with the butterfly! Makes for a fun card!

I hope that you enjoyed my Father’s Day cards¬†for the OSAT Vintage Blog Hop! You can click on the next¬†button below to go back to the start and see clever¬†Andrea Tracy-Tucker¬†has come up with!! Thank you so much for stopping by to see me today.¬†Have a thoroughly awesome Thursday! ūüôā

Products used:

Stamp Set: Think Big Favorites Photopolymer (Papertrey Ink)

Specialty Ink: Versa-Mark

Embossing Powder: Copper (Hero Arts)

Card Stock: Solar White 110lb (Neenah) and Early Espresso (Stampin’ Up!)

Specialty: 65lb Vellum (The Paper Cut)

Patterned Paper: Jodie Lee Butterfly A4 Paper Pad (Prima)

Dies: Detailed Butterflies and Mixed Media #2 (Tim Holtz)

Embellishments: Rose Gold Sequins (Pretty Pink Posh)

Adhesives: E-Z Runner Ultra Strong (Scrapbook Adhesives),3M Foam Tape, Multi-Purpose Spray (Elmer’s) and Multi-Matte Medium (Ranger)

Tools: Big Shot and Heat Tool (Hero Arts)

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OSAT June Blog Hop – Masculine!

OSAT June Blog Hop – Masculine!

Hello my friends! We finally had some sun yesterday! I made sure that in between my crafting I went outside frequently! I didn’t do much else, I did have plans to do a lot more, just didn’t have the motivation. I had a quick dinner with my Parents and then ran a few errands. Today I have to do a little cleaning and finished up a few more projects. Good times! ūüėÄ

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 the clever¬†Jessie Holton’s¬†blog, welcome! This month we have a Masculine¬†theme! Hmm… Masculine should be my specialty, but I do loves me some flowers! LOL!!

I have two cards for Father’s Day to share with you! The first one starts off with a base of Neenah Solar White 110lb Card Stock with the front covered in a piece of Black 110lb. I used the Hero Arts Designer Woodgrain Background Wood Mount Stamp and some Hero Arts Sand to Chocolate Brown Ombre Ink to make my background. Next up is a piece of 48lb Vellum that is cut out with the Hero Arts Nesting Postage Infinity Dies. I used the Hero Arts Nesting Tags Dies to cut out a piece of Kraft, added the black reinforcement and a piece of Hemptique Black Hemp Twine tied through the top. My cool die cuts are cut from Black 110lb using the Hero Arts Hipster Icon Dies, they are adhered to the tag with Multi-Matte Medium. The¬†greeting is from the Hero Arts Dapper Dad Photopolymer Stamp Set and is stamped in the Ombre Ink at the bottom of the tag. I adhered the tag to the Vellum with Fun Foam and E-Z Runner and then adhered the Vellum to the card. Simple but definitely masculine!

My second card uses the same base. I stamped the bicycles from the Hero Arts Hipster at Heart Photopolymer Stamp Set in Soft Granite repeatedly to create a simple stamped background. Across the top I stamped my greeting from the Hero Arts Dapper Dad Photopolymer Stamp Set in Black. Another bicycle is stamped in Tide Pool and cut out with the Coordinating Frame Cuts. I used 3M Foam Tape to adhere it over one of the stamped bicycles on the card. That’s it! Nice and simple but I do love a stamped background!

I hope that you enjoyed my Father’s Day cards¬†for the OSAT Masculine¬†Blog Hop! You can click on the next¬†button below to go back to the start and see clever¬†Andrea Tracy-Tucker¬†has come up with!! Thank you so much for stopping by to see me today.¬†Have a thoroughly awesome Thursday! ūüôā

Products used:

Stamp Sets: Hipster at Heart and Dapper Dad Photopolymer and Designer Woodgrain Wood Mount (Hero Arts)

Ink: Soft Granite, Tide Pool, Black and Sand to Chocolate Brown Ombre (Hero Arts)

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

Specialty Paper: 65lb Vellum (The Paper Cut)

Dies: Hipster at Heart Frame Cuts, Hipster Icon Dies, Nesting Tags and Nesting Postage Stamp Infinity (Hero Arts)

Embellishments: Black Hemp Twine (Hemptique)

Adhesives: E-Z Runner Grand (Scrapbook Adhesives), 3M Foam Tape and Multi-Matte Medium (Ranger)

Tools: Big Shot and Fun Foam

OSAT May Blog Hop – Clean & Simple!

OSAT May Blog Hop – Clean & Simple!

Happy Thursday to you all! I had another relatively productive day yesterday. I went to the Store in the morning and visited with Renee for a bit. After that I went to my Parent’s to see little Daniel and Tristan. They were over so that Erika could study for her Chemistry final. After that back to my house to work on some projects, some dinner with my Mum and Dad and then Taylor came by and we watched a few episodes of Blindspot, I’m happy to report that I’m all caught up! I have a bunch of projects to get finished and who know what else?!

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 the clever¬†Lori Mueller’s¬†blog, welcome! This month we have a Clean & Simple¬†theme!¬†I love a nice clean, simple card especially lately! And when you can use just one set and some ink even better!

All of the four cards use a card base of Neenah Solar White 110lb Card Stock. I used the Concord & 9th Enjoy it All Photopolymer Stamp Set to stamp all of my images and greetings in Lawn Fawn¬†Ballet Slippers, Fresh Lavender, Peachy Keen, Minty Fresh, Sunflower, Juice Box, Carrot, Sugarplum, Jalape√Īo and Black Licorice. The greetings are stamped using my Mini MISTI and the rest of the images with blocks. That’s it! Some nice quick, clean, crisp and simple cards! I do love a stamp set from Concord & 9th, they are one of my favorite companies, they have fun and innovative products that make projects great!

I hope that you enjoyed my card and gift tag¬† for the OSAT Clean & Simple¬†Blog Hop! You can click on the next¬†button below to go back to the start and see¬†what¬†good friend Andrea Tracy-Tucker¬†has come up with!! Thank you so much for stopping by to see me today.¬†Have a thoroughly awesome Thursday! ūüôā

Products used:

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

Ink: Ballet Slippers, Fresh Lavender, Peachy Keen, Minty Fresh, Sunflower, Juice Box, Carrot, Sugarplum, Jalape√Īo and Black Licorice (Lawn Fawn)

Card Stock: Solar White 110lb (Neenah)

Tools: Mini MISTI

OSAT March Blog Hop – Flower Power!

OSAT March Blog Hop – Flower Power!

Happy Thursday! We had another warm but not quite as sunny as Tuesday day yesterday! I’ll take it! I did get to ride to the Store and home with the top down in the car so it’s all good! Renee had her Kiwi Lane class in the morning and I worked on some projects. Dinner with the ‘rents when I got home and then some Heather time to finish off the evening! Today I’ll be concentrating on more projects and hopefully enjoying another nice day! ūüėÄ

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 the talented Marisa Gunn’s blog, welcome! This month we have a Flower Power¬†theme! Nothing says flower power to me like the big bold Pretty Petals Set from Concord & 9th!¬†I made a card and a coordinating gift tag¬†to share with you today!

The card begins with a base of Neenah Solar White 110lb Card Stock, I covered the front in a piece of Shale. The flowers from the Concord & 9th Pretty Petals Photopolymer Stamp Set are stamped in Minty Fresh and Grape Soda onto a piece of Solar White 80lb. The greeting, also from the same set is stamped in more Grape Soda and the panel is adhered to the card. My flower centers are cut out with one of the dies from the Concord & 9th Pretty Petals Dies from more Shale and adhered to the card with 3D Foam Squares. The tag is created the same way with the flower cut out with another die from the Pretty Petals Dies. I punched a hole in the top and threaded some May Arts Natural Twine through. If you are a regular to my blog you can tell that I’m obsessed with the flower. I have used it a lot and love it!

I hope that you enjoyed my card and gift tag¬† for the OSAT Flower Power¬†Blog Hop! You can click on the next¬†button below to go back to the start and see¬†what¬†good friend Andrea Tracy-Tucker¬†has come up with!! Thank you so much for stopping by to see me today.¬†Have a thoroughly awesome Thursday! ūüôā

I’m also entering this card and tag in this week’s Paper Players Challenge! ūüôā

Products used:

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

Ink: Minty Fresh and Grape Soda (Lawn Fawn)

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

Dies: Pretty Petals (Concord & 9th)

Embellishments: Natural Twine (May Arts)

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

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!


OSAT March Blog Hop – Birthday Bash!

OSAT March Blog Hop – Birthday Bash!

Hey hey! Happy Thursday! I had a nice productive day at the Store after I had to stop at the bank again yesterday morning! My ATM card didn’t work, thanks citibank! I’ve definitely seen enough of them this week! LOL! Renee had her Kiwi Lane class and my Parent’s stopped by in the morning for a bit. After work I came home and spoke to Heather for a bit. My friend Jim came by and we had dinner, Zorn’s which I haven’t had in forever, and listened to music and talked. A very nice way to end the day indeed!

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 the talented Megan Thompson, welcome! This month we have a Birthday Bash¬†theme! I don’t know about you but I can always use a Birthday card!¬†I made a card and a coordinating gift box to share with you today!

First up is my card! I used the Lawn Fawn Out of This World Photopolymer Stamp Set and stamped some of the images from the set in Lawn Fawn Jet Black Ink so that I could color them in with my Copics. They are cut out with the Coordinating Lawn Cuts. My card base is Neenah Solar White 110lb Card Stock. For the background I cut a piece of Black to be slightly smaller than my card front and heat embossed the greeting in the bottom left with Hero Arts White Embossing Powder. The background is then adhered to the card with Fun Foam and E-Z Runner. I added the images to the card with 3D Foam Squares and then stamped one of the stars from the set in Yeti Ink randomly over the background. Finally I used my Signo White Gel Pen to add dots to the background and give it a little more of a space feel. I think this would make a great card for a little boy’s Birthday, don’t you?

Next I have the coordinating box. I used the Lawn Fawn Fancy Box Lawn Cut to cut out the box and then used the Lawn Fawn Starry Skies Lawn Cut to cut out the stars from the lid. Some more images from the Out of This World Set are stamped, colored and cut out. I adhered the box together and added the stamped images to the lid with 3D Foam Squares. Again, I stamped the stars and added some dots and it’s done! I love that box, it’s a nice different way to give a gift card or a little present!

I hope that you enjoyed my card and gift box¬† for the OSAT Birthday Bash¬†Blog Hop! You can click on the next¬†button below to go back to the start and see¬†what the talented Lori Mueller¬†has come up with!! Thank you so much for stopping by to see me today.¬†Have a thoroughly awesome Thursday! ūüôā

Products used:

Stamp Set: Out of This World Photopolymer (Lawn Fawn)

Ink: Jet Black and Yeti (Lawn Fawn)

Specialty Ink: Versa-Mark

Embossing Powder: White (Hero Arts)

Markers: Copics

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

Dies: Out of This World, Fancy Box and Starry Skies Lawn Cuts (Lawn Fawn)

Embellishments: Signo White Gel Pen (Uniball)

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

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!


OSAT February Blog Hop – All You Need is Love!

OSAT February Blog Hop – All You Need is Love!

It was sooooooo nice out yesterday! We made it up to 62 degrees! I had to go out to the bank and I had the pleasure of having the top down in the car! In February! What?!?! Well, never fear, today we are to get up to 12 inches of snow! Insane weather! I would of course prefer to do a repeat of yesterday! I made sure thatI was nice and productive at the Stamp, Ink, Paper Store, we are closed today. They have told everyone to make sure that if they don’t need to travel to stay home. I think that I will get some more organizing done today, it’s a good day to do it! ūüėÄ

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 the talented Jeanna Bohanon, welcome! This month we have a All You Need is Love¬†theme! Ahh… who doesn’t like a little love?! I have a card and coordinating gift box for you today!

I used the same stamp set on both the card and the gift box. To create them I heat embossed the flowers and leaves from the Concord & 9th Hello Lovely Photopolymer Stamp Set in WOW! Rich Pale Gold Embossing Powder onto three pieces of Solar White 80lb, one so that I could cut out the large flowers. For the card I also stamped the greeting from the set in Hero Arts Wet Cement Ink. On the cut out flowers I added a little Prismacolor Colored Pencils to the petals. For the gift box I used the Lawn Fawn Pillow Box Lawn Cut to cut out the paper and adhered it together with Scor-Tape. I adhered the background for the card to a piece of Shale Card Stock and then to a card base of Neenah Solar White 110lb Card Stock. The cut out flowers are adhered to the card and to the gift box with 3D Foam Squares. All that was left to do was to add a few Pretty Pink Posh Sparkling Clear Sequins and they are done! I love that Rich Pale Gold Embossing Powder and the flowers and leaves from the Hello Lovely Set look great left as is, colored in or stamped with the addition layers!

I hope that you enjoyed my card and gift box¬† for the OSAT All You Need is Love¬†Blog Hop! You can click on the next¬†button below to see what the talented¬†Dena Rekow¬†has come up with!! Thank you so much for stopping by to see me today.¬†Have a thoroughly awesome Thursday! ūüôā

Products used:

Stamp Set: Hello Lovely Photopolymer (Concord & 9th)

Ink: Wet Cement (Hero Arts)

Specialty Ink: Versa-Mark

Embossing Powder: Rich Pale Gold (WOW!)

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

Die: Pillow Box Lawn Cut (Lawn Fawn)

Embellishments: Sparkling Clear Sequins (Pretty Pink Posh)

Adhesives: E-Z Runner Grand and 3D Foam Squares (Scrapbook Adhesives) and Scor-Tape (Scor-Pal)

Tools: Big Shot and Heat Tool (Hero Arts)

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


OSAT November Blog Hop – Let it Snow!

OSAT November Blog Hop – Let it Snow!

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It was a gloomy day here on Long Island yesterday, it rained on and off. They continued the construction at the Stamp, Ink, Paper Store but this time it was really noisy! Hopefully it will be done soon! I worked on a few projects at the Store and my friend Dianne stopped by, always nice to see her! I went straight over to Heather’s after work. She is leaving tomorrow for Florida, there will be no Thirsty Thursday this week. We had a nice evening, got some Subway for dinner and I helped her pack. This morning I’m off to Manhattan for a bit to see Ella. We know how I enjoy a little trip into the city!

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 friend Pam Staples blog, welcome! This month we have a Let it Snow theme! Not that I want it to snow at all! LOL!! I have a¬†card and some coordinating gift tags¬†that I made with one of my favorite Hero Arts Sets¬†to share with you!

First up is the card! I started with a base of Neenah Solar White 110lb Card Stock and added a piece of Echo Park This & That 12×12 Paper for my background. I stamped the coffee cup from the Hero Arts Coffee Cup Tags & Dies Combo in Lime Green using my Mini MISTI to stamp it twice. The whipped cream is heat embossed in Hero Arts White Puff Embossing powder and then the cup and cream are cut out with the Coordinating Dies. My¬†mittens and greeting are from the Hero Arts Christmas Mittens Stamp & Die Combo and are heat embossed in Hero Arts White Embossing Powder. I used the Coordinating Dies to cut out the mittens and flagged the left side of the greeting banner. They are all adhered to the card with 3D Foam Squares. I added just a few Pretty Pink Posh Gold Sequins and a Gold Heat Embossed holly bunch to the coffee cup and the card is done! I do love that Coffee Cup Set… hmmm… might have something to do with my obsession with coffee?! ūüėÄ

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Next I have three gift tags. They were super easy to make especially since I stamped them at the same time I stamped the pieces for the card! The sleeve and to and from are stamped in Red Royal. I punched a hole in the left side and added some Lawn Fawn Green Sparkle Single Cord Lawn Trimmings. For a little extra something I heat embossed one of the snowflakes from the Holiday Mittens Stamp & Die Combo in Hero Arts White Puff Embossing Powder and cut it out with the Coordinating Die. They are adhered to the tags with 3D Foam Squares. Quick and easy Holiday tags, way better than store bought!

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I hope that you enjoyed my¬†card and gift tags¬† for the OSAT Let it Snow¬†Blog Hop! You can click on the continue button below to start the¬†tour from the beginning and you will see what the talented¬†Anna Smith¬†has come up with!! Thank you so much for stopping by to see me today.¬†Have a thoroughly awesome Thursday! ūüôā

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Products used:

Stanp Sets: Coffee Cup Tags and Holiday Mittens Stamp & Die Combo (Hero Arts)

Ink: Lime Green, Red Royal (Hero Arts)

Specialty Ink: Versa-Mark

Embossong Powder: White, White Puff and Gold (Hero Arts)

Card Stock: Solar White 110lb and 80lb (Neenah), Classic Cherry (My Colors)

Patterned Paper: This & That 12×12 (Echo Park)

Dies: Coffee Cup Tags and Holiday Mittens Stamp & Die Combo (Hero Arts)

Emnbnellishments: Gold Sequins (Pretty Pink Posh)

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

OSAT October Blog Hop – Fall!

OSAT October Blog Hop – Fall!

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Hello! I can’t believe that it’s Thursday already. Renee and I both had somewhat productive days at the Stores yesterday. I got my projects for today’s hop done and Renee painted some wine glasses. I had a quite evening, after dinner I came home and watched TV. I have a bit of a toothache and needed to get my mind off of it so I watched two movies. Today I have my Quick Cards Class at the Stamp, Ink, Paper Store, that will be fun! And I managed to only use two stamp sets! ūüėÄ

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 the¬†talented Lori Mueller’s blog, welcome! This month we have an Oh My, Pumpkin’s and Pie or Fall¬†theme! Not my favorite time of the year but I do love the colors! I have a¬†card and a gift card holder¬†that I made with some Concord & 9th¬†goodness to share with you!

Up first is my card! The base is Ivory 110lb Card Stock. My leaves are from the Concord & 9th Lacy Leaf Photopolymer Stamp Set. I heat embossed them as follows; Candied Yam with Hero Arts Copper, Herb Garden with Hero Arts Platinum and Dark Molasses with Hero Arts Gold Embossing Powder. They are then cut out with the Concord & 9th Grateful Leaf Dies and adhered to a piece of Kraft with Dot Runner and 3D Foam Squares. I wrapped some May Arts Natural Twine around the top and tied it in a bow and then adhered it to the card  base with E-Z Runner. The greeting is also from the Grateful Leaf Dies cut from a piece of Gold Mirror Card and three pieces of Dark Molasses. I used Multi-Purpose Spray Adhesive to adhere them to each other and more 3D Foam Squares, trimmed to fit behind, to adhere it to the card. That stamp set has to be one of my all time favorites and I love the leaves embossed in all the different metallic powders!

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Next we have my little gift card holder. That Lawn Fawn Pillow Box Lawn Cut is definitely my go to die when I need to make a gift card holder, love it! It’s cut from Kraft and I stamped the small leaves from the Concord & 9th Lacy Leaf Photopolymer Stamp Set in Hero Arts Cup O Joe Ink. Another piece of Candied Yam is cut out with the Concord & 9th Grateful Leaves Dies and I used the Concord & 9th Sophisticated Script Upper and Lower Case Alphabets and some more Cup O Joe to stamp Thanks on the leaf. A piece of Herb Garden and Dark Molasses are heat embossed with the small leaf in Platinum and Gold and cut out with the Coordinating Die from the Grateful Leaves Dies. I adhered them to the large leaf with Dot Runner. More May Arts Natural Twine wrapped and tied in a bow finishes off my gift card holder. I love the way it coordinates with the card but uses a few different elements!

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I hope that you enjoyed my¬†card and gift card holder¬†for the OSAT Oh My, Pumpkins and Pie or Fall 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! ūüôā

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Products used:

Stamp Sets: Lacy Leaf and Sophisticated Scrip Upper and Lower Case Alphabets Photopolymer (Concord & 9th)

Ink: Cup O Joe (Hero Arts)

Specialty Ink: Versa-Mark

Embossing Powder: Gold, Platinum and Copper (Hero Arts)

Card Stock: Ivory 110lb (Recollections), Kraft, Candied Yam, Herb Garden and Dark Molasses (My Colors)

Specialty: Gold Mirror Card (The Paper Cut)

Dies: Grateful Leaf (Concord & 9th) and Pillow Box Lawn Cut (Lawn Fawn)

Embellishments: Natural Hemp Twine (May Arts)

Adhesives: E-Z Runner (Home & Hobby), Dot Runner (Tombo), Multi-Purpose Spray (Elmer’s) and 3D Foam Squares (Scrapbook Adhesives)

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OSAT September Blog Hop – Birthday Bash

OSAT September Blog Hop – Birthday Bash

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What a super busy day I had yesterday! The Stamp, Ink, Paper Store was packed! That’s how I would like it every day! I got my Notions Order and the Hero Arts Order finally arrived! Woo hoo! I was selling it faster than I could enter it! I met some new people, Michelle and Deborah, super nice and so much fun! Creative people are the best! I got nothing prepared for my class so I did that after I had a quick dinner, when I got home. I also finished up my projects for today’s blog hop and ran a few errands! Oh how I love to get as much as humanly possible accomplished in one day! Today I have the Magic of Vellum Class that I will be finishing up getting ready for when I get to the store this morning! I also might get to take a trip into Manhattan over the weekend! Now that would be fun!! ūüėÄ

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 talented friend¬†Tina’s blog, welcome! This month we have a a Birthday Bash¬†theme! Who doesn’t love to make some birthday cards?! I have a¬†card and a gift box that I made with some Altenew goodness to share with you!

First up is the card and the base for that is Neenah Solar White 110lb Card Stock. I die cut a piece of my favorite Gold Mirror Card with the Spellbinders Damask Motifs Die and adhered it to the card with Multi-Purpose Spray Adhesive. My flowers and leaves are from the Altenew Peony Bouquet Photopolymer Stamp Set. I stamped the flowers in Soft Lilac, Lavender Fields, Deep Iris and Midnight Violet and the leaves in Frayed Leaf, Forest Glades and Evergreen. They are cut out with the Coordinating Dies and adhered to the card with Dot Runner Adhesive and 3D Foam Squares. My greeting is from the Altenew Beautiful Lady Photopolymer Stamp Set and is heat embossed in Hero Arts Gold Embossing Powder onto a piece of Solar White 80lb that is backed with some more Gold Mirror Card. I flagged the left side and adhered it to the card with more 3D Foam Squares. A little scattering of Pretty Pink Posh Gold, Amethyst and Lime Sorbet Sequins finishes off the card! I don’t know why but I’m completely addicted to purples lately and I think that the flowers from the Peony Bouquet Set look stunning in them!

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Next up is my Pillow Box/Gift Card Holder. I cut out some Neenah Solar White 80lb with the Lawn Fawn Pillow Box Lawn Cuts and adhered the box together with Scor-Tape. Another die from the Spellbinders Damask Motifs set is cut out from some more Gold Mirror Card and adhered to the box with some more Scor-Tape. I added another one of the flowers and some leaves that I stamped along with the ones for the card on top of the die cut and added a piece of Glitter Light Purple Washi Tape across the bottom of the flowers to ground them a bit. Some more of the same Pretty Pink Posh Sequins as I used on the card are added and the box is done! What a fun way to give someone special a card with a matching gift card holder! Beats just sticking it in the card!

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I hope that you enjoyed my¬†card and pillow box for the OSAT Birthday Bash¬†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! ūüôā

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Products used:

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

Ink: Soft Lilac, Lavender Fields Deep Iris, Midnight Violet, Frayed Leaf, Forest Glades and Evergreen Crisp Ink (Altenew)

Specialty Ink: Versa-Mark

Embossing Powder: Gold (Hero Arts)

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

Specialty: Gold Mirror Card (The Paper Cut)

Dies: Peony Bouquet (Altenew), Damask Motifs (Spellbinders) and Pillow Box Lawn Cuts (Lawn Fawn)

Embellishments: Gold, Amethyst and Lime Sorbet Sequins (Pretty Pink Posh) and Glitter Light Purple Washi Tape (Eyelet Outlet)

Adhesives: Dot Runner (Tombo), 3D Foam Squares (Scrapbook Adhesives), Scor-Tape, Multi-Purpose Spray (Elmer’s) and Multi-Matte Medium (Ranger)

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

OSAT August Blog Hop – Summer

OSAT August Blog Hop – Summer

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I had a nice relaxing morning yesterday. I got up and had my coffee and puttered around on the internet before I took my shower. I even got to sit outside for a bit before it started to rain. After that I FaceTimed with Andrea for a little, stopped by my parents and then headed over to get my man bun chopped off. I can say that I did it and I’m glad to have my short hair back! Around 1:20 I started to make my way to La Guardia. It rained on the way there which in 94 degrees with no AC in the car wasn’t fun at all! Ken’s flight was a little late but I got him and nearly cooked him in the car on the way back to the store. It took us a little over two hours to get there. His class was awesome and all of the students made some really great projects! I also got to speak to one of my blog peeps on the phone for a little bit! So nice to actually get to speak in person! When the class was over I took Ken to get some food and then dropped him off at his hotel. I’m going to get him early so we can stop and have breakfast on the way to the store. He has another class today and then I’ll drop him off at the Ferry over to Connecticut later on tonight. It’s fun¬†to get spend time with him, he’s a really nice guy!

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 friend¬†Martie’s blog, welcome! This month we have a a Summer¬†theme! As soon as I saw the August My Monthly Hero Kit I knew that I would have to use it for this hop! I have two cards that I made with it and the add ons share with you!

My first card has a base of Neenah Solar White 110lb Card Stock. I used my Mini Ink Blending Tool to apply some Hero Arts Cornflower and Soft Pink Ink to a piece of Solar White 80lb, dried it with my Heat Tool and the heat embossed the greeting in Hero Arts Gold Embossing Powder. I then adhered that to the card base. Next up I used the Die from the August My Monthly Hero Kit to cut out a piece of Early Espresso and the Add-On Die to cut out a piece of Super Gold Curious Metallic. The Early Espresso piece is adhered to the background with Dot Runner and the Gold piece is adhered with 3D Foam Squares. The fairy is from the Kit too and is stamped in Hero Arts Intense Black Ink and colored in with Copics. I used the Coordinating Die to cut her out and adhered her with more 3D Foam Squares to the card. To tone down the Gold a little I used the Outer Frame from the Kit on a piece of Solar White 80lb and adhered that with more Dot Runner on top of the gold. For a little more magic I added a few Pretty Pink Posh Ballerina Pink, Gold and Pansy Purple Sequins and brushed the fairy with some Wink of Stella Clear Glitter Brush Pen. I love that kit! So fun and whimsical and the dies are just awesome!

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For the second card I also used a base of Neenah Solar White 110lb Card Stock. To create my background I heat embossed the clouds, stars and greeting from the Add-On Stamp Set Dreams Are Made in Hero Arts White Embossing Powder onto a piece of Tim Holtz Watercolor Card and then used my Mini Ink Blending Tool to apply some Blueprint Sketch, Chipped Sapphire and Picked Raspberry Distress Ink. I blended them together and then used a dry paper towel to buff the excess ink off of the heat embossed parts. The fairy is again from the Main Kit and is stamped in Hero Arts Intense Black Ink and colored in with my Gansai Tambi Watercolors. She is cut out with the Coordinating Die. I also heat embossed the wand in Hero Arts Silver Embossing Powder and cut that out with my Scissors. The background is adhered to the card base with E-Z Runner and the fairy and wand with 3D Foam Squares. For a little added sparkle I stamped the stardust in Encore Silver Metallic Ink. Love the emboss-resist background and the watercolored fairy, she looks so happy floating up there in the night sky!

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I hope that you enjoyed my¬†cards for the OSAT Summer¬†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! ūüôā

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Products used:

Card 1:

Stamp Set: August My Monthly Hero Kit Photopolymer (Hero Arts)

Ink: Intense Black, Cornflower and Soft Pink (Hero Arts)

Specialty Ink: Versa-Mark

Embossing Powder: Gold (Hero Arts)

Markers: Copics

Card Stock: Solar White 110lb and 80lb (Neenah) and Early Espresso (Stampin’ Up!)

Specialty: Super Gold Curious Metallic (The Paper Cut)

Dies: August My Monthly Hero Kit and Floral Border with Frame (Hero Arts)

Embellishments: Ballerina Pink, Gold and Pansy Purple Sequins (Pretty Pink Posh) and Wink of Stella Clear Glitter Brush Pen (Zig)

Adhesives: E-Z Runner (Home & Hobby), Dot Runner (Tombo), 3D Foam Squares (Scrapbook Adhesives) and Multi-Matte Medium (Ranger)

Tools: Platinum Machine (Spellbinders), Heat Tool (Hero Arts) and Mini Ink Blending Tool (Ranger-Tim Holtz)

Card 2:

Stamp Set: Dreams Are Made and August My Monthly Hero Kit Photopolymer (Hero Arts)

Ink: Blueprint Sketch, Chipped Sapphire and Picked Raspberry Distress (Ranger-Tim Holtz)

Specialty Ink: Versa-Mark and Encore Silver Metallic

Embossing Powder: White and Silver (Hero Arts)

Watercolors: Gansai Tambi (Kuretake)

Card Stock: Solar White 110lb (Neenah)

Specialty: Watercolor Card (Ranger-Tim Holtz)

Adhesives: E-Z Runner (Home & Hobby) and 3D Foam Squares (Scrapbook Adhesives)

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