Paper Players 193 & Pics!

Now you know I am not normally a fan of Monday but this Monday is different! I will be leaving work early and heading up to Connecticut with my friend Sandy for the Stampin’ Up! 2014-2015 Catalog Premiere! I can’t wait to see what new goodies we will get to play with come June! It’s a 2 1/2 hour ride each way but well worth it don’t you think?! Yesterday was sunny but cool here in New York. I had a lovely morning in Manhattan. Some diner breakfast with Kim and then off to see some friends for a bit. I met back up with Kim and we went to the Target in Riverside Plaza. I got home around 3:15 and did some laundry and worked on some of my projects that I needed to finish, I didn’t get all of them done but I made a dent! I have some Manhattan pictures for you too! The first one is the tunnel exit from Grand Central for the Metro North trains. I have to admit that I didn’t even know that it was there! It goes right down the middle of Park Avenue and comes out at 97th Street. I took a shot in the other direction too, I love all of the buildings and there is even a little park.

Metro North Park Ave Tunnel

97th & Park

The next picture was taken from the parking garage at Riverside Plaza. There really aren’t many places in Manhattan where you can’t take a pretty neat picture!

Riverside Plaza

That’s the FDR Drive and the East River, the land across the river is Randall’s Island. I think that the clouds in the sky look pretty neat too, it’s like they parted!

Today being Monday also means that It’s time for this week’s Paper Players challenge and this week we have a sketch from sweet Anne Marie…

Paper Players #193

I wanted to keep my card nice and simple but colorful too so I used some Birthday Basics Designer Series Paper. The base of the card is Basic Gray Card Stock and the background is a piece of Crisp Cantaloupe that I embossed with the Perfect Polkadots Textured Impressions Embossing Folder. Both of the panels use Birthday Basics Designer Series Paper, the long one is backed with Gumball Green and the other with Raspberry Ripple. My greetings are both from the Sketched Birthday Stamp Set, the cupcake is stamped in Bermuda Bay, punched out with the 1 3/4″ Scallop Circle Punch and has a little Silver Sparkle Dazzling Details on it. The eat cake is stamped in Raspberry Ripple and is cut out with the Bitty Banners Framelits. All of the pieces are adhered to the card with Stampin’ Dimensionals. Three Basic Jewel Rhinestones complete the card. I do enjoy the colors in the Birthday Basics DSP and the Sketched Birthday is a fun set! I hope that you enjoyed my card for this week’s Paper Players sketch challenge from Anne Marie. Hopefully I will be coherent enough when I get home tonight to remember the Catalog Launch! Thanks so much for coming by today and I hope that you all have a great Monday! 🙂

Paper Players 193-WM

Stampin’ Up! products used:

Card Stock: Basic Gray, Crisp Cantaloupe, Gumball Green, Raspberry Ripple and Very Vanilla

Designer Series Paper: Birthday Basics

Ink: Bermuda Bay and Raspberry Ripple Classic Stampin’ Ink

Stamp Set: Sketched Birthday Clear Mount

Framelits: Bitty Banners

Embossing Folder: Perfect Polkadots

Punch: 1 3/4″ Scallop Circle

Embellishments: Silver Sparkle Dazzling Details and Basic Jewels Rhinestones

Tools: Big Shot, Stampin’ Dimensionals and SNAIL


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