Paper Players 223 & Subway Chickens!

Hello there! How was the weekend? Mine was pretty good, I had a nice time in Manhattan yesterday. The weather was perfect, I did a lot of walking, 9 miles to be exact! I love walking in the city. My friend Kim and I met for breakfast at the diner and then we walked across Central Park. I stopped by to see Joe and Penny for a bit and then met up with Kim at 116th Street and Park Avenue. There is a market there called La Marqueta, they have all kinds of food truck vendors and a garden center. We had some really good bacon wrapped pork bites and rice balls with chicken, for dessert some yummy ice cream. I stopped by Kim & Brian’s for some tacos on the way homeΒ and then I came home and crafted for a bit. I had the American Music Awards on and got to see Sam sing I’m Not the Only One. Can’t wait to see him in January! My friend Michael made a really cool card yesterday using a little Stampin’ Up! and some stencils. Love the birds! Go and take a look HERE! Oh, yes, I almost forgot, I have some pictures for you too! I thought that the blog post title would intrigue you! There were a few chickens under the subway tracks! There really isn’t anything that you can’t find in Manhattan! LOL!

CP Resivoir

The Reservoir, I love the reflection of the buildings and the ducks just hanging out!


I just thought the shadow of the tree and the sun were really cool!

La Marquetts

La Marqueta! πŸ™‚

Subway Chickens

And there are the chickens! They were happy little chickens too!

A fun day in the city! Since it’s Monday that means that it’s time for this week’s Paper Players challenge…

Paper Players #223

A sketch from the lovely LeAnne! I had the urge to use some silver, well, a lot of silver! My card base is Basic Black Card Stock. I heat embossed the greeting from the Four You Stamp Set with Silver Stampin’ Emboss Powder in the lower right corner. I then embossed a pice of Silver Foil Sheet with the Decorative Dots Textured Impressions Embossing Folder and used the Dotted Scallop Ribbon Border Punch for the little strip across the top punched from Basic Gray. Another piece of Basic Gray that I flagged on the bottom is adhered with Stampin’ Dimensionals to the embossed panel. A Silver Basic Metal Button with some Basic Black Baker’s Twine tied in a bow is adhered to the flag with Glue Dots. I used the Four Feathers Stamp Set heat embossed on Vellum in Silver Stampin’ Emboss Powder for my element on the panel. They are adhered to each other with SNAIL and to the card with a Stampin’ Dimensional. Three Frosted Sequins adhered with Crystal Effects complete the card. It has been a while since I used the feathers, did you miss them as much as I did?! LOL! I hope that you enjoyed my card for this week’s Paper Players sketch challenge! I love having you stop by and share in my adventures! Thanks so much and have a magnificent Monday! πŸ™‚

Paper Players 223-WM

Stampin’ Up! products used:

Stamp Sets: Four You and Four Feathers Clear Mount

Specialty Ink: Versa-Mark

Stampin’ Emboss Powder: Silver

Card Stock: Basic Black and Basic Gray

Specialty Card Stock: Vellum and Sliver Foil Sheet

Framelits: Feathers

Embossing Folder: Decorative Dots

Punch: Dotted Scallop Ribbon Border Punch

Embellishments: Basic Black Baker’s Twine, Silver Basic Metal Buttons and Frosted Sequins

Tools: Big Shot, Heat Tool, Stamp-a-ma-jig, Crystal Effects, Glue Dots, Stampin’ Dimensionals and SNAIL


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32 Replies to “Paper Players 223 & Subway Chickens!”

    1. LOL! The city never ceases to amaze me! Chickens under the subway?!
      Your card is great! I love the birds! Ha! I haven’t used the feathers in a while, I missed them! Thank you Michael!! πŸ™‚

  1. Hey Justin, thanks for sharing your gorgeous photos – you’d never know it’s a cool season, looks like summer πŸ™‚ I love your card, I admit I have been eyeing off those feathers, they go with almost any occasion! I really enjoy hearing what you’ve been up to, feel like I’ve made a new friend! πŸ˜€ Kelly xx

    1. Hello Kelly!
      Thank you for coming by to see them! It was a really nice day yesterday! Thank you! I love the feathers and they have been neglected of late! Sp happy to share my days with you, I feel like I have made a new friend too! Yay! Enjoy your day! πŸ™‚

  2. Hello Justin! Wow, the Monday’s just roll around so fast, don’t they? Love, love, love your pics today! The skyline is so pretty, I never tire of looking at it. And your blog title did kinda make me laugh. I guess you’re right, you can find anything in the city! Wonderful card today—I love those feathers!The shiny factor is perfect. πŸ˜‰ And you know how I love my sequins! Your attention to detail is amazing! So glad you got to see your friends yesterday. That is a lot of walking! Just think you walked a third of a marathon! πŸ˜‰ Have a wonderful day! Oh—snow’s on the way here today. Ugh. Good day to stay inside and make cards!

    1. Hi Karen!
      Yes, Monday’s arrive way too fast! But it’s a short week so it’s already like Wednesday! LOL! I’m so glad that you enjoy the pictures! I have fun taking them and love sharing them! Yes, chickens under the subway was a little out of the ordinary! Happy you like the card! I needed some (well, a lot of!) silver! The feathers are great for so much, they make a cool little accent! I love seeing my peeps and I love walking around the city, especially on such a nice day! Better you than me with the snow!! Stay warm and crafty! πŸ™‚

  3. Good Morning Justin- great pictures and descriptions- chickens under the subway-classic NYC!
    The card is really nice- different colors today- great job!

    1. Good morning Marty!
      Thanks! I love that you really can find just about anything in Manhattan! Definitely classic NY! Glad you like the card too! Have a great day! πŸ™‚

  4. Great card, Justin! Love the silver feathers! And I really enjoy your pictures of the city. It really looks like a different world on the weekends. πŸ™‚ Enjoy the short week!

    1. Thanks so much Melanie! The city is so much fun and there is always something new to see! Yes, I will enjoy the short week! You enjoy your week too! πŸ™‚

  5. Hi Justin!
    Yes, I have missed the feathers. Love them! This card is stunning. Love all the silver embossing – dry and heat. Thanks for sharing.

  6. What a fun day you had – bopping around meeting different friends and eating!!! Such a fun, full life. Great masculine card too! Happy Thanksgiving week!

    1. Thank you Jodi! It was a pretty good day! Thanks for sharing in it! You have a good week too! πŸ™‚

  7. Today it’s pouring buckets and windy here in Mid Coast Maine. I was going to grocery shop but to heck with it. I did have some errands to run and got those over with.

    Love the card. The more I see those feathers the more I think I need to put them on my wish list! I don’t know how you managed to hide the snail and dimensional under the vellum but you did. I have an awful time with that. It looks fabulous!

    You just know all your e-peeps (hey I like that) just love seeing the photos of your exploits in the City. I am so jealous that you are close enough to go any weekend you want like I used to. Wish I was closer now that I’m retired because I would have a lot more opportunity to just hop on the train, spend the day and still get back at a reasonable hour. In addition, the round trip for seniors from New Haven to Grand Central is only $26. Yeah.

    Have yourself a Marvelous Monday. Hugs!

    1. Ugh! That’s no good Grace! Well, better than snow! I would have skipped the grocery store too!
      Thank you! I love my feathers and have missed them! Careful placement is the key to successful hiding of adhesive!
      E-Peeps! That’s great! I love taking the pictures to share! I do love living close enough to just pop in! The next time that you are in you definitely need to let me know!!
      I hope that you managed to stay dry and that you had a good day! πŸ™‚

  8. Awesome pics. And iy looks like you had beautiful weather, We did reach 50 but damp windy rain all weekend and today, the SNOW. And windy. Its going to be a long winter.

    Great card, very elegant

    1. Thank you Linda! It was a lovely day! The sun was out a lot too, thanks for keeping the rain by you!
      Glad you like the card too! πŸ™‚

  9. Wow, this is a real show-stopper! I love the bold pop of silver with the black….and you inspired me to get the feather dies! I didn’t break down and get the stamp…but I am lovin’ the dies! Thanks for playing along with my sketch this week!

    1. Thanks so much LeAnne! Yay! The dies are great but I love the stamps heat embossed. I wish you a good week and a Happy Thanksgiving! πŸ™‚

  10. Silver and black-so classy and elegant together. And of your pix I liked the street scene with shadows. Something wistful about it-makes me wanna be there. Thanx for being here, Justin!

    1. Thank you Georgie! I do love a little black with some metallics! The street pic with the shadows is my favorite too! Thank you of coming by! πŸ™‚

  11. Just LOVE all the texture and embossing on your card! The black and silver is so sharp. Thanks for playing along at The Paper Players this week!

  12. Chickens in the subway… I love it! Love your card, too. The silver and black are so elegant together.

  13. Wow, I love to get a peek into your life with your blog πŸ˜‰ Chickens and Subway!?! and the gorgeous pictures you take!

    Your cards is so formal and elegant to me, with a hint of playfulness in the embossed folder piece and the feathers. So a sophisticated but lighthearted play with your elements. Anyway, I really like it πŸ˜‰ Great ideas Justin!!

    1. I’m happy that you come by and share in my adventures Jill! Yup, chickens! Only in NY! So glad that you enjoy the pictures and the card! Have a great day! πŸ™‚

    1. Thank you Charlene! I love those feathers, I used them so much I put them aside for bit! LOL! CASE away! πŸ™‚

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