Blog Post 1000, Paper Players 198 & the New Catalog!!!!

Yup! You read that correctly! Today is my 1000 blog post! I can’t believe that it has been that many! I started my blog on August 6, 2011 before I became a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator. I had seen a show on PBS where they made a step card and I thought I can do that. I went out the next day and bought some supplies and made the card. Here is that card…

JKCards 1st Blog Post

I was so proud, I sent it to my Grandmother for her Birthday and she still has it! The first challenge that I entered was Pals Paper Arts 107! I made a card using my first Stampin’ Up! Set. It was a retired set called Punch Box Terrific Tags and it came with the stamps and a punch in a metal box. Here is a picture of that card…


Wasn’t my stamping and photography great back then?!?! I joined Stampin’ Up! in September of 2011 and started to use exclusively Stampin’ Up! products shortly after that. I decided that today for the first part of my post I would share with you some of my favorites from the past three years. Here they are…

IMG_1701-WMIMG_0065-WMIMG_0259-WMIMG_0652-WMIMG_0683-WMIMG_1206IMG_1365Paper Players #112

IMG_1357IMG_1038IMG_1014-WMIMG_1873FMS 101Paper Players 159

Fab Friday #15Fab Friday 16

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Yes, that’s a lot of cards, but when you think about it for 1000 posts (each post has at least one card, some more!) it’s not really that many! LOL! I am lucky enough to be a part of some amazing blog teams with some of the most creative people out there. The best part of all of this is definitely the friends that I have made. One of the first blogs that I followed was Mary Fish and I got to meet her last year at convention. She is even nicer in person that I could have ever imagined! There are so many other people that I look up to and now can call friends. Brian King and I speak almost every day. I had the most amazing time last September when I went to visit him in Atlanta. We went Zip-Lining and it’s something that I will never forget. Last but certainly not least, all of you that I get to “speak” to every day. You are the reason that I do this and you make it so much fun!

Before I get to today’s regularly scheduled post since it’s a milestone day I think we need some Blog Candy!! Leave a comment on today’s post and I will send you one of my favorite sets from the new catalog, A Happy Hooray! It has a feather in it so of course it’s a favorite. And who knows, there might even be some more goodies in with it!!

Now we get to today’s regular post which is for this week’s Paper Players. My talented friend Sandy has a wedding theme for us…

Paper Players #198

I decided that I would go for a very non-traditional card. It starts off with a base of Basic Black Card Stock. The background is Very Vanilla and I used the Mr. & Mrs. Stamp with my Basic Black Stampin’ Write Marker to stamp just the Mr. & Mrs.! My ampersand is from the Label Card Thinlits Dies and is cut out from some Gold Foil Sheet. Before I adhered the background to the base I used some Sticky Strip to hold a strip of the Gold Sequin Trim across the middle. Up top is another piece of Gold Foil Sheet  under a piece of Red Glimmer Paper that I cut out with the Hearts Collection Framelits. On top of that is a piece of Baked Brown Sugar that I stamped with the Dictionary Background Stamp in Memento Tuxedo Black. The heart in the center is cut out with the same Framelits and Stampin’ Dimensionals hold it over the Gold. Finally the banner is stamped with one of the stamps from the “Vintage” Best of Love Stamp Set in Real Red and I flagged the ends before two more Stampin’ Dimensionals adhere it to the card. I think it’s a very fun card with a slightly vintage feel to it. The sparkle from the heart and the shine from the gold make it fun! And there is my Paper Players card for this week’s Wedding challenge from Sandy! I want to thank all of you for coming along on this journey with me. Your visits and comments make all of this possible! Whether you have been here since the beginning or just recently joined me I hope that I continue to inspire you and I look forward to the next 1000 posts!

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Paper Players 198-WM

Stampin’ Up! products used:

Card Stock: Basic Black, Very Vanilla and Baked Brown Sugar

Specialty Paper: Gold Foil Sheet and Red Glimmer Paper

Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black and Real Red Classic Stampin’ Ink

Stampin Write Marker: Basic Black

Stamp Sets: Best of Love (Vintage) Clear Mount and Mr. & Mrs. (Vintage) Wood Mount

Framelits: Hearts Collection

Thinlits: Label Card

Embellishments: Gold Sequin Trim

Tools: Big Shot, Paper Snips, Stamp-a-ma-jig, Sticky Strip, Stampin’ Dimensionals and SNAIL


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136 Replies to “Blog Post 1000, Paper Players 198 & the New Catalog!!!!”

  1. Congratulations, Justin, on your 1,000th blog post! That’s quite a feat. I enjoy reading your entries and seeing your creative designs. Blog candy? But, of course! ;o)

    1. Thank you Connie! It’s definitely a lot of posts but I have enjoyed every one! I’m so happy you stopped by! Enjoy your day! 🙂

  2. Wow, 1000, all of which are so creative and beautiful! Congratulations and thousands more! I love seeing them every morning.

  3. Justin,
    CONGRATS CONGRATS on your huge milestone ! (you’ve got 1000 more posts than I do 😉 )
    You are truly a talented creative witty person. I am so glad we have “met” and cannot wait to see you in person in just a very short amount of time (Wow time flies)
    To the next 1000 posts!!

    1. Fran,
      Thank you very much! LOL! I’m so glad that we have been able to chat and I can’t wait to meet you too! See you soon!! XOXOXO

  4. Justin
    Wow! 1000 posts is amazing! ! I have tried to do a blog, and I know it is a lot of work and commitment.
    May Fish was the first blog I also followed.
    I really like your blog style. You not only show us your amazing talent, but you invite us into your world. I really like that.
    It goes without saying that today’s card is another amazing example of your talent!
    Thank you for taking the time each day to invite us in and give us inspiration!
    Congratulations a again on your 1000th post!

    1. Donna,
      Thank you! It is a lot of work, but I think well worth it at the end of the day! Mary is great! I’m happy that you also like the snippets of me that I share. I feel like you are all friends and I enjoy “chatting” with you! I hope you have a great day my friend! 🙂

  5. Hi Justin! Congrats on this milestone! It’s a lot of work for you to make that happen and I hope you know how much all of your blog followers appreciate what you do! I LOVE your blog—I have a list of many talented bloggers I follow but honestly I seem to CASE a lot of your cards. You give me inspiration and encourage me to try things I normally wouldn’t have. It’s fun seeing some of your past work that you posted. Some of those are my favorites also! Such a beautiful card for today’s post…cool layout and love the touches of gold! Thank you again for sharing your talent with all of us! Have a fantastic day! You’re the best! 🙂

    1. Hello Karen!
      Thank you! It is a lot of work but you definitely make it all worth it! It makes me so happy that I get to inspire you! It was hard to pick out just a few cards to share, most of them have a little story that goes along with them which makes them even more special to me. I really appreciate you, know that! Have a wonderful day too! 🙂

  6. Congratulations on 1000 blog posts!! And more than 1000 cards and projects!! I love the ones with feathers the best; your signature element! The velum, gold and sequins always add a bit of bling to everything. Thank you also for sharing a bit of your life, your friends and New York City! Here’s to a 1000 more (at least!)!!

    1. Thank you Beth! Yes, a lot more than 1000 cards and projects! Yeah! I love the feathered ones too! And I thank you for taking some time to come by and leave comments! It really does make it all worth it! 🙂

  7. CONGRATULATIONS! 1,000 posts is not small feat – and I know that several of your posts have included multiple projects. Super-incredible! Isn’t it fun to look back at our old posts? We remember so many of our cards for whatever they meant to us at the time (this was my first _____). Such a wonderful post. Your Paper Players card is lovely, too! How fitting that you’ve included gold and sequins. So happy I met you last year at Convention – so glad to call you my friend.

    1. Thank you Brian! I did have fun looking back. I know you realize all the work that goes into this! Yes, reminiscing was a lot of fun! I too am glad that you and I have become such good friends! One of the best things that has come out of all of this for sure! 🙂

  8. CONGRATULATIONS on your milestone! I enjoy looking at your cards & projects … I get ideas not only for layouts but color combos too. Thank you!

  9. These may be all of your favorites, but you are one of our favorites! Happy 1000 posts! Have a great week!

  10. Congratulations on your 1000th post. You are very talented and I enjoy reading your blog every day. Your cards are beautiful.

  11. Oh Justin ! What a great blog today ! Congrats and I am looking forward to so many many more ….Your cards are great and each one has such creative detail …. love my daily visit with you and your pictures and activities !

  12. Justin ! Congratulations to you on your 1000 entries ….love to visit you daily to see what you have been up to and what`s next . I so enjoy your cards and especially your display today !
    Love those feathers!!!

    1. Thank you Sonny! I can’t believe that it has been 1000 posts! I love reading your comments. Have a great day! 🙂

  13. Congratulations, Justin, on 1000 posts. That’s a lot of work, and you always put your heart into it. I love seeing what you create each day. You always provide me with inspiration.

    1. Thank you so much Amy! It’s a labor of love! I’m flattered as I get inspiration from you all the time! I love your work! 🙂

  14. Congratulations! What an amazing array of posts! I so look forward to reading your blog not only to see your creations, but I so enjoy your photography as well. Again, thanks for sharing what you love. Celebrate!

  15. congratulations justin on your 1000 post. love checking out your cards daily and also pictures of nyc. i ” found ” your blog from brian ‘s blog. lots of inspiration, keep up the good work and thank you .

  16. You started your blog before you were a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator?!? That’s truly amazing, Justin. It’s got to be very rare! Have loved your paper crafting for a looooong time and, as I said to you at Convention last year, my stampin’ students have made many of your projects in my classes! Thank you for the inspiration!

    1. LOL! Yes, I did Celia! I won’t post any of the other card, they were not my best work! I have done some kind of paper crafting ever since I was very little. I happy to hear that you use my projects in your classes and am flattered! Will you be at Convention this year? 🙂

      1. Absolutely WILL be at Convention this year!!! I have everything booked, will stay at the Monaco as always, and am pretty much going on my own this year just to SOAK in the creativity! Hope to see you and Brian, too ….. I’ll just listen for your laughing and find ya!

        1. Yeh! Looking forward to seeing you! Brian and I are pretty easy to spot, he’s tall and I’m loud! LOL! 🙂

  17. Congratulations on 1000 posts Justin! So many wonderful cards and projects and really enjoyed looking back to the beginning and seeing your first card too! Thank you for sharing your amazing talent to inspire us all! And thanks also for sharing the little tidbits of your day and those fabulous NY photos! Can’t wait to see the next 1000+ 🙂

    1. Thank you Jan! I thought it would be fun to see my humble beginnings! LOL! I need to get back to the city soon, I miss it and sharing the pictures with all of you! Looking forward to having you along for the ride! 🙂

  18. Oh Happy Day – What better way to start the day then with a “parade” of Justin’s cards. It was fun to see which ones I remembered and which ones were before I found your blog. 1,000 posts seems like such an unbelievable number. I truly hope you enjoyed doing each one. It would be so difficult to come up with a post each day if it became “work” for sure. Congratulations Justin, we all want you to know how much joy your blog brings to us each day. Oh, by the way, I still have the Punch Box Terrific Tags set and still use it! LOL Have yourself a Marvelous Monday and thank you for all you do.

    1. You are too sweet Grace! Thank you so much! It definitely is a lot of posts for a little over three years but I have loved doing each one. I look forward to posting every morning and talking to you too! The posts are definitely not work, they are an integral part of my day! Do you really still have that set! I love it, I thought the packaging was really clever! Thanks again for our daily “chats”! I really do look forward to them! Enjoy the rest of your day! 🙂

  19. Congratulations on your 1000 posts, Justin. I recently started visiting your blog every day. I love that you share your pictures into the city and your beautiful cards. You are very talented and generous to offer blog candy too.

    1. Thank you Kay! I’m glad to hear that you enjoy all of the blog. I’m very happy to have you come by! Enjoy the rest of your day! 🙂

  20. Wow!! 1000 posts! That’s fantastic. Keep up the great work. I look forward to seeing the cards you’ve created and how your day has been each morning. Going to have to drag out a couple of my retired stamp sets and CASE a couple of your cards. Again, keep up the great work and thanks for sharing.

    1. Thanks Connie! I still can’t believe that it has been that many! I’m so happy that you enjoy hearing about my day and my projects! Have fun with your CASEing! 🙂

  21. Congratulations, Justin! Checking your blog has become a very nice routine for me. Thanks for your inspirations. Claudia

  22. Justin, Congratulations!!! I am so happy that I found your blog! I’ve been following you for quite a while. I look forward to checking out your newest creation every day!! Your blog makes me happy and inspires me with ideas.. (not to mention the cards that I outright CASE) LOL. I also enjoy your escapades through the city. You really make a difference. Thanks for generously sharing every day.

    As for your wedding card…. AWESOME!!! My niece is getting married in the fall. Her Dad was an artist who sadly passed away at an early age. This is the type of card (untraditional) that she would love.. Hope I can come up with something half as beautiful.

    1. Thank you Gerri! I’m so happy that you found me too! You have to know that you also make me happy! You take the time to leave a comment! I love them! I glad to be an inspiration for you! You make my days better! 😉
      I thought the card was fun, not all white and frilly! I’m sure that your card will be fantastic! 🙂

  23. CONGRATULATIONS Justin on this great milestone!!!! WooHoo and to thousands more! I am glad I met yu and Brian very briefly at Convention last year. Have been following your blog ever since. (I have been following Brian’s a little bit longer, which is why I recognized him on the bus going to head office LOL). Your posts are always so much fun and your cards provide such inspiration. Keep up the good work!

    This wedding card is absolutely gorgeous. So different and non traditional. But again all your cards in your gallery are awesome and have a little something for every taste! Have a good Monday (I know, not a fan either lol). Glorious weather. 1,000 blog posts! What more can you wish for?

    Enjoy the week….. I bet you are going to be a busy boy today!!!! 😉

    1. Thank you Louise! I have so enjoyed getting to know you and hope to see you at Convention again this year! No snow to stop you this time! Brian is a wonderful person and I’m happy that he and I have become such great friends.
      I’m glad that you like the wedding card! I didn’t want something too frilly! It has been a great Monday thanks to all of you! I have been very busy, but I could be this busy every day and be very happy! 🙂

  24. Justin, I love your work! Thanks for making the decision to post to your blog on a daily basis back in 2011. You are a very gifted paper crafter!

  25. I check your blog every morning while I have my coffee. I love that you have a new card every day. I also enjoy seeing your photos from New York. Congrats on your blog milestone!

    1. Thank you Danielle! I’m flattered to be a part of your morning, especially with my favorite beverage! Enjoy your evening! 🙂

  26. Congrats on your 1000th post. That is an awesome feat.
    I enjoy your cards as they are so unique as your wedding card. Love the added touches of gold.

  27. Congratulations on 1000 card posts. I enjoy getting inspiration from your cards.
    Thank you for sharing.

  28. Jason , you are so special , love all your cards and your pictures they are all BEAUITIFUL
    And happy 1,000 post , don’t stop !!!
    CONGRATES to you !!!
    Hugs frenchie ,

  29. Congratulations, Justin! Thank you so much for all the beautiful cards you inspire us with. I loved seeing the past cards because I only found your blog about 6 months ago. I have CASE’ed quite a few of your creations. Of course, the post today is awesome as always!
    Thanks too for sharing personal tidbits and your pics of Manhattan…I always enjoy that part of your post.
    I also have the Punch Box Terrific Tags…haven’t used it in quite awhile…I’ll have to dust it off and take a new look at it. I’m really looking forward to your future blogs with all the fantastic new in-colors. Happy Stampin’!!!

    1. Thank you Mary! I’m glad you enjoyed the retrospective! I’m very happy that I inspire you! It makes me so happy that you enjoy all the parts of my blog. I think that Punch Box is so cool! Definitely take it out and give it some love! Happy Stampin’ to you too! 🙂

  30. Congrats on your 1000 th post, I know that a lot of time and work goes into your posts and all your beautiful cards. I do enjoy all your pics and tidbits about New York.

    1. Thank you Wanda! It takes time but it’s all worth it as you can see from all of the love! Have a great evening! 🙂

  31. Congrats on your 1000th post. I know how much time and work it must take for your blog and all your beautiful cards. I do enjoy all your pictures and stories about New York, Manhattan.

  32. Congratulations!! I also would like to add my thanks for your daily blog and creative ideas, as well as your “peek” into life in New York. I love your photos of your journeys into the big city as well! Since I am fairly new to your blog the ‘look back’ at your favorites was very special! I hope you have a wonderful day – even though it is Monday! 🙂

    1. Thank you Kay! I appreciate you coming to to see what I’m up to! The past favorites were fun to find again! I have had a great day thanks to all of you! It has been the best Monday ever! 🙂

  33. CONGRATULATIONS on 1,000 posts! I appreciate your creativity, dedication and willingness to share a bit of yourself in your posts. I look forward to reading your post daily. Looking forward to the next 1,000!

  34. Hi Justin, First, Congratulations on your 1000th blog entry. I haven’t been commenting too much lately. . . maybe this is the kick I needed to get back to it. Love your three year history of card making. Each one is thoughtfully made. I love the Mr&Mrs. I missed out on it when it retired. Memento Black is on my order for today. I love your layering and colors and shapes too. Have a great day. 🙂

    1. Hello Nancy!
      Know that I love reading your comments but we all get busy. I have found something that I love to do and getting to share it with all of you is just a bonus! You are going to love the Memento Black, it’s great! I use it for everything now! I hope that you had a great day! 🙂

  35. Congratulations on reaching 1000 blog posts!! Your cards are an inspiration to a newbie like me. May your creative juices and sharp wit continue for years .

  36. Congrats on 1000 posts! I love to check your blog daily for a little inspiration!

  37. Congratulations on 1000 posts. That’s quite an accomplishment. It was so fun seeing some of your cards through the years. You are so creative and talented. I enjoy your blog every day, and can’t wait to see what amazing creations you have for us!

    1. Thanks Lillian! I still can’t believe that it has been that many! I’m glad you liked the look back! I enjoy having you visit! 🙂

  38. Love the remembering today. I love all of your favorite cards but my favorite is the blue, silver and black “You make me happy” one. I do believe that was the first (or one of the first) appearance of your signature feathers. Am I right? Thanks for the inspiration,.

    1. Thank you Carol! That’s my all time favorite too! Yes, you are correct! That was the first time I used those feather! WOW! You are good! If I have any questions about anything I’ll let you know! Thank you for being awesome!! 🙂

  39. It sure is fun to see how your style has evolved from your first effort! How fun it that! I enjoy your post every day and love the cards you show. However, it is the pics of Manhattan that bring the nostalgia on … love seeing those. Thanks for sharing.

  40. Congrats on 1000 posts! I’m not sure where I came in, but I’ve loved seeing your cards. Hope to meet you at convention!

    1. Thank you Theresa! I’m so happy to have you here! We have to make sure that we meet at Convention!! 🙂

  41. And these cards are just the tip of the iceberg. Like today’s- I got cold chills when I saw it: simple yet elegant. And don’t think your fans don’t appreciate you for doing this every single day. We can tell you are a special guy from the things you say and the cards you make. Happy Thousand Day!

  42. WOW! 1000 blog posts! Congratulations, Justin, on achieving this milestone.
    Your cards always inspire me. Many of them are in my favorites folder on SCS.
    Thank you so much for sharing your creativity!

  43. I want to add my congratulations to those above!! I can’t imagine the discipline it takes to create and share over 1000 cards! And we all appreciate that you share your creativity with us! Wishing you an other 1000 and more… 🙂

  44. Congrats!!!! On your dedication, not to mention your artistic talents. i love Grandmas card, and your past cards are just as fantastic as your current cards. I can never say it enough…..Thank you for sharing your talents with us!!! Love todays card, my favorite colors and the heart shape, awesome.

    Here is looking at 1,000 more!

    1. Thank you so much Linda! I appreciate it! It really means a lot to me that you take the time to come and see me! I can’t thank you enough!! 🙂

  45. 90 comments today Justin – Boy, you are in the big time now! LOL So glad so many realize what a great job you do! Big Hugs!

    1. LOL! I know! I made sure to respond to every one! You take the time to leave them, the very least I can do is let you know how much I appreciate them! Giant hugs to you!!

  46. Hey Justin,
    Long time since I responded to your blog. But, don’t worry I followed you, never missed a day. I felt like I was boring you with the same words, you know? Saying how creative and talented you are, and you truly are. Your work is really amazing and I enjoy seeing what you have to offer. Congrats on the 1000+ cards and here’s to the next.( Raise hand with glass of wine) LOL! 🙂 Your card today would make an awesome 50th anniversary card, with the gold sequins and ampersand. Love it! The flashback cards are always a great way of reminiscing, it’s neat to see how much we grow, and how far we’ve become. Keep the cards a coming! We all look forward to the inspiration! Thank you so much.
    On a more personal note, I will try to call you, and keep you updated on my situation.
    Take care! Have a good night and a wonderful day tomorrow! 🙂 Donna

    1. Hello Donna!
      I worry when I don’t hear from you! You could never bore me, really! I can never hear it enough. We are all our own worst critic. Sometimes I’m not thrilled with a project but you make me see it in a different way. That’s what I forgot to have, a glass of wine!! I did enjoy looking back and choosing some of my favorites for the post. I don’t usually get to look at the ones I have made a while ago. Definitely keep me updated on you! I have had an amazing day and hope that all is well! 🙂

  47. Yeah for the posts! I love tuning in each day to not only see your amazing cards but to here your snippets of daily life so fun

  48. Wow, what a milestone, congratulations on# 1000! Thanks for the chance to win a stamp set…Brenda

  49. Congrats on youf blog anniversary! You have been a great inspiration to me and I adore your trips too! 🙂 love your blog and so glad we “met”

    1. Thank you Bobbi! I’m happy that I inspire you and that you enjoy my little happenings! I’m so glad to have been lucky enough to “meet” you!! 🙂

  50. Congratulations… That is a lot of posts! Thank you for your continued dedication and stunning creations that give so many people the inspiration to create! Here’s to the next 1000 posts!

  51. Hi Justin, I am just now catching up on my emails after spending 10.5 hrs driving home yesterday. Congrats on the 1000th post! That’s quite an achievement! I’ve been following your blog daily for about a year now and I admire your creativity and look forward to your daily posts! I love all the cards you’ve shown above and I love the card for the Paper Players challenge. The non traditional cards are my favorites.
    Congrats again!

    1. Hello Melanie!
      Wow! That’s a very long drive! Glad that you arrived safely! Thank you! It really doesn’t seem like 1000, but it is! I’m so glad to have you along! Non-traditional cards are my favorites too! Thanks! Have a great day! 🙂

  52. Congratulations on your milestone blog post Justin – awesome work! I love reading your daily posts. And look how much your style has evolved. Love today’s card too – you rock!! Have a great day x

    1. Thank you Joanne! I’m happy that you enjoy my work! The look back was fun! Enjoy the rest of your week! 🙂

  53. OMG!!!! WOOT WOOT!!!! CONGRATUALTIONS!!! This is awesome Justin. I am so glad that I have been following you. I get so much inspiration from you. I love all your cards and projects.

    Thank you soooo much for all 1,000 posts. 🙂

  54. Congratulations on your 1000th post! You are an incredible designer. I am so proud that I have in my possession the French Foliage Friend to Friend card you pictured as one of your favorites. I treasure it. I can’t wait until Convention…I hope you will be hanging with the Pals again. And by the way…your Paper Players wedding card is stunning. A beautiful use of metallics. Thank you for sharing it with us. Big hugs!!!

    1. Thank you very much Ann! That means a lot coming from someone as talented as you are! Yes, you do have that card and I still love it! I can’t wait until Convention either! I would not want to be with anyone else besides the Pals! Glad you like the Paper Players card too! See you soon my friend! XOXO

  55. Where to begin? First of all, congratulations on your 1000th post and thanks for sharing all your favorites! A beautiful gallery! Your PP card is gorgeous, love all the gold bling and heart shaped frame. Thanks for playing along with my challenge this week at The Paper Players! (((Big hugs)))

    1. Thank you very much Sandy! I guess I really owe all of this to you. Without you there would have been no Stampin’ Up! and no 1000 blog posts so thank you very much for giving me those catalogs! I’m happy you like my wedding card too! Have a great evening! XOXOXO

  56. 1,000 posts! Wow! I would not be able to pick even 10 favorites because each card and project you create is clever and special. I especially love the first one with the butterfly today (above). Here’s to you and 1,000 more! With love, Nancy B

  57. Justin, THANK YOU for a 1,000 blog posts. Your work and talent has brightened every morning of mine. And….as you know, Bettina loves looking at them too – so it is a mother – daughter moment that is enjoyed on a regular basis thanks to you! Keep growing, learning and creating. I love your work! xoxo Isabella

    1. Isabella, than you so much for visiting me! I’m so happy to be a part of your morning, especially that the two of you enjoy it! You are wonderful! XOXOXO

  58. Happy 1,000 blog posts. Wow!! It was cool that you shared your first card with us. You obviously were very talented from the beginning! What an impressive project to pick as a first time stamper! I enjoy reading your blog and seeing the projects and photos you share with us. Congratulations. (I know it’s too late for the blog candy – I don’t care – I just wanted to help share in the celebration of the great milestone you achieved.) I’m sorry we didn’t meet at convention last year. I won’t be going this year, but perhaps we’ll get to meet another year! You sound like a lot of fun. Glad you chose to start using SU! products. Happy CREATING!!

    1. Thank you Lisa! It was funny because I just felt like I had to go out and get the stuff to make the card. I’m happy to have you along to share with me! I do hope to meet you, too bad not this year. I do look forward to our “chats” though! Have a great day! 🙂

  59. Stunning card, as usual, Justin! I am so thrilled that for your 1000th post, you chose to do a Paper Players challenge! I think I might have to get that Dictionary BG stamp…love what you did with it. And I enjoyed your walk down your stamping “memory lane”….I saw a few of my favorites there too….anything collagey and vintagey is a fav in my book! Thanks so much for playing along with the Players this week!

    1. Thank you very much LeAnne! I couldn’t miss my Paper Players post! The Dictionary Stamp is such a great one, definitely one of my favorites! It was a lot of fun to look back and I’m happy you enjoyed it too! Have a wonderful week my friend!! 🙂

  60. Betcha 5 bucks, I saw that same PBS show with the waterfall card… ha ha! Congrats on hitting this great milestone!

  61. Thank you so much for your inspiring work! It always makes me want to put aside real work and sneak off to my craft table…thanks again, and keep it up!

    1. Thank you Jeffie! I always want to put real work aside and spend some time making something! Glad I’m not the only one! 🙂

  62. Gorgeous card, Justin! I *love* it. Ann made a great pick!!!

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