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April 2015 – Page 2 – jkcards

Paper Players 241

Yes, this is my third post in the last 24 hours! LOL! I had busy Sunday! My dad and I fixed my convertible top, it decided that it didn’t want to go up anymore! Took the back seat out and refilled the hydraulic pump, now it goes up like a champ! After that I worked on projects, I had lots of them to do and I’m happy to report that I managed to get them all finished! Around 1:00pm Taylor and I headed over to Scrap-A-Latte, she is going to mind the store for Renee today. Renee has some personal business to take care of so Taylor volunteered. She had to learn the register and I needed to pick out paper for next month’s card class. We came back to my house and had dinner with my parents and then I had to go and get Kim so that we could go to my friend Erin’s grandmother’s wake. I think that they said that she was 94 so she had a nice long life. Came back to my house and finished up some last minute stuff. A very busy but productive and fun Sunday!

Well, it’s Monday and that means that it’s time for this week’s Paper Players challenge…

Paper Players #241

Thankfully I knew just what I was going to do! My card uses a base of Whisper White Card Stock. I used a piece of Watercolor Paper to heat emboss the hello from the Altenew Halftone Hello Photopolymer Stamp Set with White Stampin’ Emboss Powder. To do my watercolor background I used my Aquapainter and some Bermuda Bay and Blushing Bride Ink. I tried to give the Bermuda Bay a little bit of an ombre look before moving on to the Blushing Bride. A quick shot with the Heat Tool to speed up the drying process and it was time to die cut the hello with the coordinating dies. I also cut out three more on plain white card stock and glued them all together before putting them in the negative space from the first die cut. A super clean and pretty simple card! I love the stacked die cut with the nice subtle watercolor background! I hope that you enjoy my card for this week’s Paper Players challenge along with my barrage of other posts! LOL! Thank you so much for coming by and visiting and commenting! Have a marvelous Monday! 🙂

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Products used:

Stamp Set: Halftone Hello (Altenew)

Ink: Bermuda Nay and Blusung Bride Classic Stampin’ Ink (Stampin’ Up!)

Specialty Ink: Versa-Mark

Embossing Powder: White (Stampin’ Up!)

Card Stock: Whisper White (Stampin’ Up!)

Specialty Paper: Watercolor (Tim Holtz)

Dies: Halftone Hello (Altenew)

Adhesives: Fast Fuse, Multi-Purpose Glue and SNAIL (Stampin’ Up!)

Tools: Big Shot and Heat Tool

Built for Free Using: My Stampin Blog

Current Promotions:

With our personalized stamps you can create a cool address label or even use it for everything from marking your territory on books or other belongings to having a fun way to give a personal touch to gifts and goodies. Click HERE for a PDF of the flyer.

It’s here! The 2015 Occasions Catalog is ready for you to place your order! It’s packed with fun trendy products and quick kits! Click on the image in the sidebar and place your order today!

Need some cards quicky? Stampin’ Up! has a brand new kit that allows you to create 20 cards, all you need is some adhesive and you’re all set. Click here for the Everyday Occasion Card Kit!

Make your own stamp! New Undefined stamp carving kit. Available now! Click here for the PDF.

Check out all of the Photopolymer Stamp Sets! The newest set is Lovely Amazing You. It’s a completely clear stamping option you are going to love!

Piglet MAT

Control Freaks April Blog Tour

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Hello there and welcome to this month’s Control Freaks Blog Tour! The theme for this month’s tour is Time to Celebrate! It’s always nice to acknowledge someone for an accomplishment or even just for a special day don’t you think?! If you are following along with the tour then you have arrived here from the talented Connie Babbert’s blog, she had some great projects didn’t she?! Today, I have three cards, two congratulations and one Mother’s Day so lets get to them!

The first card that I made is a wedding card. I don’t know why but I have been stuck on weddings lately! The card base is Very Vanilla Card Stock. I heat embossed the Dotty Angles Photopolymer Stamp Set in Gold Stampin’ Emboss Powder on the top. The greeting and the cake are from my new favorite set the Your Perfect Day Photopolymer Stamp Set. I heat embossed the cake on Brushed Gold Metallic Card Stock with White Stampin’ Emboss Powder and then used my Paper Snips to cut it out. A few Stampin’ Dimensionals adhere it to the card. The Congrats is also heat embossed but this time with Gold Stampin’ Emboss Powder on Vellum and yes, I fussy cut it out too! It took a little time but I think that the end result is well worth it! I adhered both parts of the greeting to the card with some Clear Foam Tape. To finish off the card I adhered some Champagne Sequins in the lower right. I love all of the different textures of gold on the card and I really do think that the greeting looks fabulous cut out!!

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My next card is also a Congratulations card but I think this one would work for just about any occasion! The card base for this card is Whisper White Card Stock. I took a piece of Basic Black and embossed it with the Lucky Stars Textured Impressions Embossing Folder and adhered to to the card with SNAIL. My two tags are created buy punching the top of a piece of Silver Glimmer Paper and some Vellum that I heat embossed the greeting from the Bravo Photopolymer Stamp Set in Black Stampin’ Emboss Powder with the Ornate Tag Topper Punch. The two tags are tied together at the top with some black twine from a previous Paper Pumpkin Kit. I punched out a star from some more Silver Glimmer Paper with the Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack and adhere it to the greeting and hid a piece of Stampin’ Dimensional behind it to keep the tags together. Finally some wood stars from the Hooray it’s Your Day Project Kit are adhered to the background with Multi-Purpose Glue. A fun card with some earthy sparkle to it!

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Finally I have a simple Mother’s Day card. The card base for this one is also Whisper White Card Stock. I used the Circles Collection Framelits to cut out multiple different pieces of paper from the Painted Blooms Designer Series Paper pack. I also stamped some images form the Painted Petals Photopolymer Stamp Set in Blackberry Bliss and punched them out with the 1″ Circle Punch. All of the pieces are adhered to the card with Stampin’ Dimensionals and SNAIL. My greeting is from another Paper Pumpkin Kit from last year and is stamped in Rose Red and then again with Versa-Mark and heat embossed with Clear Stampin’ Emboss Powder. The Photopolymer Stamps make it nice and easy to line up the greeting and get perfect coverage! Finally I used a piece of Blackberry Bliss and flagged the ends under the greeting. It seemed a bit plain so I dug out some “Vintage” Gingham Garden Designer Washi Tape and adhered it to it. A few sequins sprinkled around the card finish of with a little sparkle! A fun floral card the most special lady in your life!

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I hope that you enjoyed my cards for this month’s Control Freaks Blog Tour! Thank you very much for stopping by! Now to continue on with the tour I’ll send you off to my very clever and crafty friend Patty Bennett! Have a wonderful day everyone! 🙂

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Stampin’ Up! products used:

Gold Congrats Card:

Stamp Sets: Your Perfect Day and Dotty Angles Photopolymer

Specialty Ink: Versa-Mark

Stampin’ Emboss Powder: Gold and White

Card Stock: Very Vanilla

Specialty Card Stock: Brushed Gold Metallic and Vellum

Tools: Paper Snips, Heat Tool, Crystal Effects, Stampin’ Dimensionals and SNAIL

Congrats Tag Card:

Stamp Set: Bravo Photopolymer

Specialty Ink: Versa-Mark

Stampin’ Emboss Powder: Black

Card Stock: Whisper White and Basic Black

Specialty Card Stock: Vellum and Silver Glimmer Paper

Punch: Ornate Tag Topper and Itty Bitty Accents Pack

Embellishments: Hooray it’s Your Day Kit and Black Twine (Paper Pumpkin)

Tools: Heat Tool, Multi-Purpose Glue, Stampin’ Dimensionals and SNAIL

Mother’s Day Card:

Stamp Sets: Painted Petals and Paper Pumpkin Photopolymer

Ink: Blackberry Bliss and Rose Red Classic Stampin’ Ink

Specialty Ink: Versa-Mark

Stampin’ Emboss Powder: Clear

Card Stock: Whisper White and Blackberry Bliss

Designer Series Paper: Painted Blooms

Framelits: Circles Collection

Punch: 1″ Circle

Embellishments: Gingham Garden Designer Washi Tape (Vintage)

Tools: Big Shot, Heat Tool, Paper Snips, Crystal Effects, Stampin’ Dimensionals and SNAIL

Piglet MAT

Can You Case It #66 & More New Design Team Members!

Hey there! It was a beautiful day here yesterday, temps in the 70’s! I worked on some projects but did manage to get out of the house for while. I had lunch with Taylor and ran some errands with my friend Maureen. I even found some time to just sit outside and enjoy the warm weather. Like always seems to be the case around here it was just a taste, today we have temps in the 50’s and some rain later on. Before you know it the nice weather will be here to stay, can’t wait for that!

Today I have three more new members to announce for my Design Team over on the Can You Case It blog. Last week you met Michael and Andrea. This week I’m very happy to introduce you to…

First we have the crafty, clever and cute Maggie Mata!

Maggie Mata CYCI

You may recognize Maggie from my trip to Florida in January! Maggie lives in CA with her husband and youngest son. You can visit Maggie’s blog Maggie Made Cards HERE!

Next we have the very talented Tina Riddle!

Tina Riddle

Tina live in Manchester, TN with her husband Jeff. You can visit Tina’s blog Tina’s Crop Shop HERE!

Finally we have the extremely skilled Holly Stene!

Holly Stene

Holly lives in Hope Valley, RI with her husband Shawn and her three boys. You can visit Holly’s blog Holly’s Hobbies HERE!

Next week I’ll re-introduce you to the remaining three Design Team Members. Don’t forget to stop by their blogs!

Now on to this week’s Designer’s Choice challenge…

CYCI #66

Yes, that’s right, it’s an anything goes week over on the Can You Case It blog! I decided that it was time to use more than just the greeting in the Lovely Amazing You Photopolymer Stamp Set! The base for my card is Very Vanilla Card Stock. My background is a piece of Kraft Card Stock that I heat embossed with the Hardwood Background Stamp in Clear Stampin’ Emboss Powder. It’s adhered to the card with SNAIL and Fun Foam. The three envelopes and the greeting are from the Lovely Amazing You Photopolymer Stamp Set. I stamped the envelopes in Soft Sky, Blushing Bride and Sahara Sand. They are cut out with my Paper Snips and adhered to the card with Stampin’ Dimensionals. My tag is a piece of Very Vanilla and the top is punched with the Angled Tag Topper Punch. The greeting is stamped in Soft Sky. I adhered some DMC Gold Metallic Thread behind the tag which is adhered to the card with Stampin’ Dimensionals. Three hearts punched with the Confetti Heart Border Punch from Blushing Bride and three from Gold Foil Sheet are adhered to the tag and the envelopes with pieces of Stampin’ Dimensionals.I love the soft colors with the cool woodgrain embossed Kraft! I think this would make a great thank you card! I hope that you enjoyed my card for this week’s Designer’s Choice challenge from Can You Case It as well as meeting the new members to my Design Team! Thank you so much for stopping by and have yourself an awesome Sunday! 🙂

CYCI #66 DC-JK-WM

Products used:

Stamp Sets: Lovely Amazing You Photopolymer and Hardwood Background Clear Mount (Stampin’ Up!)

Ink: Soft Sky, Blushing Bride and Sahara Sand Classic Stampin’ Ink (Stampin’ Up!)

Specialty Ink: Versa-Mark

Embossing Powder: Clear (Stampin’ Up!)

Card Stock: Very Vanilla, Kraft and Blushing Bride (Stampin’ Up!)

Specialty Card Stock: Gold Foil Sheet

Punches: Angled Tag Topper and Confetti Hearts Border (Stampin’ Up!)

Embellishments: Gold Metallic Thread (DMC)

Adhesive: Stampin’ Dimensionals and SNAIL (Stampin’ Up!)

Tools: Heat Tool and Fun Foam

Built for Free Using: My Stampin Blog

Current Promotions:

With our personalized stamps you can create a cool address label or even use it for everything from marking your territory on books or other belongings to having a fun way to give a personal touch to gifts and goodies. Click HERE for a PDF of the flyer.

It’s here! The 2015 Occasions Catalog is ready for you to place your order! It’s packed with fun trendy products and quick kits! Click on the image in the sidebar and place your order today!

Need some cards quicky? Stampin’ Up! has a brand new kit that allows you to create 20 cards, all you need is some adhesive and you’re all set. Click here for the Everyday Occasion Card Kit!

Make your own stamp! New Undefined stamp carving kit. Available now! Click here for the PDF.

Check out all of the Photopolymer Stamp Sets! The newest set is Lovely Amazing You. It’s a completely clear stamping option you are going to love!

Piglet MAT

Pals Paper Arts 248

Hi there! I’m a little late today, another Friday night out with the gang and it was 2:00am before I got to bed last night! I had a great day yesterday! I had lunch with some friends at work and then came home and made a card quickly before heading over to Scrap-A-Latte for card class with Taylor. I got to play with some new stuff for next month’s class before we had a little dinner with Renee and Angie. There is a Panrea across the street so I ran over and picked it up. Class was so much fun! Brian and Andrew were there last night and Sandy stopped by for a bit too! Everyone had fun and we are thinking that we will need to do two classes next month as it’s already filled up! After class Andrew followed Taylor and I to the bar and we met Marissa, Fred, Anthony and Bill there. Taylor took my car home, so nice to have a child that can drive! Brian had stopped to get some food so he got there not long after us. We had a lot of laughs and I went home with Bill and Anthony. They dropped of Marissa and then me. Nothing like a good card class and then some drinks with friends after!

My card that I have for you today is for this week’s Pals Paper Arts sketch challenge…

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I did a nice bright quick card! The base is Melon Mambo Card Stock cut to 5″ x 5″. I used a piece of the Sweet Taffy Designer Series Paper for the background. My panel in the middle is the library card from the Lawn Fawn Check This Out Photopolymer Stamp Set and is stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black. The greeting is from the Snuggles and Smooches Photopolymer Stamp Set and is stamped in Rich Razzleberry. I used some SNAIL and Fun Foam to adhere the library card to the card. The fun glasses are cut from a piece of Tempting Turquoise with the MFT Die-namics Geek is Chic Die and heat embossed with Ranger Ultra Thick Embossing Powder. I added some Doodlebug and Pretty Pink Posh sequins to the library card for some sparkle and that completes the card. I love the glasses and the nice bright Sweet Taffy Designer Series Paper, they make for a fun nerdy card! I hope that you enjoyed my card for this week’s Pals Paper Arts sketch challenge! Tomorrow’s going to be a busy day here on the blog so make sure that you come back for the Can You Case It post to announce some more new Design Team members and then the Control Freaks Blog Tour is tomorrow night! Thanks for stopping by today! Have a super Saturday! 🙂

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Products used:

Stamp Sets: Snuggles and Smooches (Stampin’ Up!) and Check This Out (Lawn Fawn) Photopolymer

Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black and Rich Razzleberry Classic Stampin’ Ink (Stampin’ Up!)

Specialty Ink: Versa-Mark

Embossing Powder: Ranger Ultra Thick Clear

Card Stock: Melon Mambo, Whisper White and Tempting Turquoise (Stampin’ Up!)

Designer Series Paper: Sweet Taffy (Stampin’ Up!)

Dies: Geek is Chic (Die-anmics)

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

Adhesives: Crystal Effects, Multi-Purpose Glue and SNAIL

Tools: Big Shot and Heat Tool

Built for Free Using: My Stampin Blog

Current Promotions:

With our personalized stamps you can create a cool address label or even use it for everything from marking your territory on books or other belongings to having a fun way to give a personal touch to gifts and goodies. Click HERE for a PDF of the flyer.

It’s here! The 2015 Occasions Catalog is ready for you to place your order! It’s packed with fun trendy products and quick kits! Click on the image in the sidebar and place your order today!

Need some cards quicky? Stampin’ Up! has a brand new kit that allows you to create 20 cards, all you need is some adhesive and you’re all set. Click here for the Everyday Occasion Card Kit!

Make your own stamp! New Undefined stamp carving kit. Available now! Click here for the PDF.

Check out all of the Photopolymer Stamp Sets! The newest set is Lovely Amazing You. It’s a completely clear stamping option you are going to love!

Piglet MAT

Fab Friday 62

Oh yes! Happy Friday to you all! I have had a good week so no complaints here! I stopped home last night and picked up Taylor and we headed over to Scrap-A-Latte to get all of the prep for tonight’s class done. I really do love spending time with Renee, she’s a funny lady and we always have a good laugh! We even Skyped with Andrea for a bit. I couldn’t leave there without picking up some stuff so I got some goodies from the Prima Butterfly line, some Blue Fern Studios Chip Board and some stuff from My Minds Eye Fancy That line. On the way home we stopped at Michaels to pick up some basic card making supplies for Taylor. She wants her own stuff, she has really gotten into card making lately and is even thinking of starting a blog soon! WOW! That would be pretty cool! She made some cards this week and I wanted to post them here but she said that she wants to post them on her blog. Taking after her old man! Here are the two of us in the car with the top down on the way to see Renee…

Taylor and Me Car

So today is an extra great Friday because it’s a Fab Friday and here is our sketch challenge…

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I don’t know why, maybe because I like the stamp set so much, but I have been in a wedding card mood lately! Today’s card uses a base of Whisper White Card Stock and the front is covered with a piece of Something Borrowed Designer Series Paper. The panel is a piece of Basic Black that I heat embossed the Hardwood Background Stamp on it in Black Stampin’ Emboss Powder. I heat embossed the greeting from the Your Perfect Day Photopolymer Stamp Set in Ranger Liquid Platinum Embossing Powder on Vellum and adhered it on the back of the panel. Some Fun Foam is used as a backing and some SNAIL adheres it to the card. A piece of Sahara Sand that I flagged is tucked under the bottom. I tore off a small strip of the Stacked with Love Designer Washi Tape and put it on a piece of Whisper White. The edges are trimmed with my Paper Snips and some Foam Tape holds it in place. I wanted my button to match the greeting so I used the Little Pieces Embosslit to cut out some whisper white and heat embossed it with more Ranger Liquid Platinum Embossing Powder. That too is adhered to the Washi Tape with some Foam Tape. Finally some Hazel & Ruby The Makery Shine & Sparkle Sequins and some Pretty Pink Posh Sparkling Clear Sequins are adhered to the embossed woodgrain to break it up a bit. Another simple card that would be a great wedding one. I think that the black on black woodgrain has a fun look to it! I hope that you enjoyed my card for the Fab Friday sketch challenge! Before you go take a quick hop over the blog and see what the rest of talented teammates have done with the sketch! Thanks for sharing some of your Friday with me, have a fab one! 🙂

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Products used:

Stamp Sets: Your Perfect Day Photopolymer and Hardwood Background Clear Mount (Stampin’ Up!)

Specialty Ink: Versa-Mark

Embossing Powder: Black (Stampin’ Up!) and Liquid Platinum (Ranger)

Card Stock: Whisper White, Basic Black and Sahara Sand (Stampin’ Up!)

Specialty Card Stock: Vellum (Stampin’ Up!)

Designer Series Paper: Something Borrowed (Stampin’ Up!)

Embosslit: Little Pieces (Stampin’ Up!)

Embellishments: Stacked with Love Designer Washi Tape, The Makery Sparkle and Shine Sequins (Hazel & Ruby) and Sparkling Clear (Pretty Pink Posh)

Adhesives: Crystal Effects, SNAIL and Foam Tape (3M)

Tools: Big Shot, Heat Tool and Paper Snips

Built for Free Using: My Stampin Blog

Current Promotions:

With our personalized stamps you can create a cool address label or even use it for everything from marking your territory on books or other belongings to having a fun way to give a personal touch to gifts and goodies. Click HERE for a PDF of the flyer.

It’s here! The 2015 Occasions Catalog is ready for you to place your order! It’s packed with fun trendy products and quick kits! Click on the image in the sidebar and place your order today!

Need some cards quicky? Stampin’ Up! has a brand new kit that allows you to create 20 cards, all you need is some adhesive and you’re all set. Click here for the Everyday Occasion Card Kit!

Make your own stamp! New Undefined stamp carving kit. Available now! Click here for the PDF.

Check out all of the Photopolymer Stamp Sets! The newest set is Lovely Amazing You. It’s a completely clear stamping option you are going to love!

Piglet MAT

Freshly Made Sketches 182

Yesterday turned out to be a nice day after all. It didn’t rain and actually made it up to 70 degrees! The sun was out and despite the wind it was actually warm. Work was pretty quiet, always a good thing. When I came home I Skyped with Andrea and we crafted together. I had to get a few cards made because I’m off to Scrap-A-Latte tonight to get things prepared for tomorrow night’s class. Taylor is going to tag a long and help so it should go pretty fast. I stopped by Heather’s for a cocktail last night. I had a whiskey sour and really liked it! I got home around 10:15 and took care of some stuff before heading off to bed. Another pretty good day!

One of the cards that I made last night is for this week’s Freshly Made Sketches challenge…

Freshly Made Sketches 182

A really neat sketch! My card for today has a base of Whisper White Card Stock. I ran a strip of the Stacked with Love Designer Washi Tape down the left side. The panel is a piece of Smoky Slate that I stamped with the Something Lacy Background Stamp in Smoky Slate. A piece of Fun Foam is adhered behind the panel and then some SNAIL holds it all to the card. The greeting and wreath are from the Your Perfect Day Photopolymer Stamp Set. I heat embossed the wreath on Vellum Card Stock with White Stampin’ Emboss Powder and then used my Paper Snips to cut it out. The greeting and leaves are also heat embossed in White Stampin’ Emboss Powder on Basic Black. I adhered the wreath to the back of the greeting and then used some Stampin’ Dimensionals to adhere it to the card. A few Pretty Pink Posh Sparkling Clear Sequins complete the card. I love the simplicity of the card and the font in the greeting is just perfect! I hope that you enjoyed my card for this week’s Freshly Made Sketches challenge. Nothing brightens my day more than a visit from you so thanks! Have an awesome Thursday! 🙂

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Products used:

Stamp Sets: Your Perfect Day Photopolymer and Something Lacy Background Clear Mount (Stampin’ Up!)

Ink: Smoky Slate Classic Stampin’ Ink (Stampin’ Up!)

Specialty Ink: Versa-Mark

Embossing Powder: White (Stampin’ Up!)

Card Stock: Whisper White, Smoky Slate and Basic Black (Stampin’ Up!)

Specialty Card Stock: Vellum (Stampin’ Up!)

Embellishments: Stacked with Love Designer Washi Tape (Stampin’ Up!) and Sparkling Clear Sequins (Pretty Pink Posh)

Adhesive: Stampin’ Dimensionals and SNAIL (Stampin’ Up!)

Tools: Big Shot, Heat Tool and Fun Foam

Built for Free Using: My Stampin Blog

Current Promotions:

With our personalized stamps you can create a cool address label or even use it for everything from marking your territory on books or other belongings to having a fun way to give a personal touch to gifts and goodies. Click HERE for a PDF of the flyer.

It’s here! The 2015 Occasions Catalog is ready for you to place your order! It’s packed with fun trendy products and quick kits! Click on the image in the sidebar and place your order today!

Need some cards quicky? Stampin’ Up! has a brand new kit that allows you to create 20 cards, all you need is some adhesive and you’re all set. Click here for the Everyday Occasion Card Kit!

Make your own stamp! New Undefined stamp carving kit. Available now! Click here for the PDF.

Check out all of the Photopolymer Stamp Sets! The newest set is Lovely Amazing You. It’s a completely clear stamping option you are going to love!

Piglet MAT

Paper Craft Crew 140

So, remember yesterday when I said that I had tags class at Scrap-A-Latte last night? Well, no, it’s actually next Tuesday! It’s good that I put stuff in my calendar on my iPhone, it’s even better when I actually check said calendar! LOL! It’s also good that Renee called me to let me know that she placed the order for next month’s card class and also mentioned that the tags class is next Tuesday! Maybe I need to try and do a little less?! Nah! Yesterday it was overcast here all day but not too cool so that was ok. I came home and Skyped with Andrea for a bit and then puttered around in the Stampin’ Galley. I also watched some YouTube, never a good idea, I just get sucked in and before I know it 2 hours have passed! Pretty neat that it’s Wednesday already though!

And if it’s Wednesday then that means that I’m over on the Paper Craft Crew blog for this week’s sketch challenge…

PCCCS140 DT Sketch 4-15-2015

A fun simple layout deserves a fun simple card! My card base is Whisper White Card Stock. I took another piece of Whisper White and used the Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangles and Circles to crate my panel. All of the images and greeting are from the Kinda Eclectic Stamp Set. I stamped the sunburst in Crushed Curry on the card base and then adhered some Fun Foam to the back of the panel and then adhered the panel to the base. The leaves are stamped in Pear Pizzaz and cut out with the leaf die from Dies by Dave. They are adhered under the panel to the base with SNAIL. I stamped the two butterflies in Tangelo Twist and punched them out with the Elegant Butterfly and Bitty Butterfly Punches. My greeting is heat embossed on Blackberry Bliss in White Stampin’ Emboss Powder and mounted to the card with Stampin’ Dimensionals. I cut the two banners using the Simon Says Stamp Bundle of Stitched Shapes and adhered them to the card with SNAIL. My two butterflies are adhered with Stampin’ Dimensionals. Kinda Eclectic is one of my favorite sets and I love all of the colors and stitching on the card! I hope that you enjoyed my Design Team card for this week’s Paper Craft Crew sketch challenge. Click here to go over to the blog and see some more inspiration from the rest of the design team! Thanks so much for coming by today! Have a wonderful Wednesday! 🙂

PCCCS140-JK-WM

Products used:

Stamp Set: Kinda Eclectic Clear Mount (Stampin’ Up!)

Ink: Crushed Curry, Pear Pizzaz and Tangelo Twist Classic Stampin’ Ink (Stampin’ Up!)

Specialty Ink: Versa-Mark

Embossing Powder: White (Stampin’ Up!)

Card Stock: Whisper White, Blackberry Bliss and Crushed Curry (Stampin’ Up!)

Dies: Stitched Rectangles, Circles and Bundle of Stitched Shapes (Simon Says Stamp) and Leaf (DiesbyDave)

Punches: Elegant Butterfly and Bitty Butterfly (Stampin’ Up!)

Adhesives: Stampin’ Dimensionals and SNAIL

Tools: Big Shot, Heat Tool and Fun Foam

Built for Free Using: My Stampin Blog

Current Promotions:

With our personalized stamps you can create a cool address label or even use it for everything from marking your territory on books or other belongings to having a fun way to give a personal touch to gifts and goodies. Click HERE for a PDF of the flyer.

It’s here! The 2015 Occasions Catalog is ready for you to place your order! It’s packed with fun trendy products and quick kits! Click on the image in the sidebar and place your order today!

Need some cards quicky? Stampin’ Up! has a brand new kit that allows you to create 20 cards, all you need is some adhesive and you’re all set. Click here for the Everyday Occasion Card Kit!

Make your own stamp! New Undefined stamp carving kit. Available now! Click here for the PDF.

Check out all of the Photopolymer Stamp Sets! The newest set is Lovely Amazing You. It’s a completely clear stamping option you are going to love!

Piglet MAT

Mojo 393

How was your Monday? Mine was pretty good. It was a nice sunny day and in the 60’s! Today it’s going to rain and will do that for the next few days. Just a taste, that’s all we get! My parents went to pick up my brother, Erika and Daniel from the airport yesterday! He was extra adorable, I guess because I missed the little guy so much! They said that the weather was perfect while they were there and that he was really well behaved on the flight home too! Here he is feeding some Koi, he loved that they all came right over to him!

Daniuel Feeding Koi

After I got in some Daniel time Heather came over and her, Taylor and I went over to see Sandy for a bit. It was a get together of all of the old stamp class alumni! It was good to see everyone again and I told them about the card classes at Scrap-A-Latte. We stopped at Target on the way home to pick up a few odds and ends. We got home a little later that I wanted to so I popped into the Stampin’ Galley to make my card for today. Not a bad Monday at all! Tonight I’m off to Scrap-A-Latte to take Angie’s tags class! That’s going to be fun!

The card that I have for you for today is for this week’s Mojo Monday sketch challenge…

Mojo393

Quite a fun and unusual sketch! My obsession with the Stitched shapes continues on today’s card! The base is Whisper White Card Stock and the front is covered in a piece of Basic Black. My background is a piece of Brushed Silver Metallic that I cut out with the Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangles. My three panels are all pieces of paper from the Stacked with Love Designer Series Paper Stack. I used the Stitched Rectangles to cut out the red hearts and the the black ones. The white one is cut out with the Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangles. I used the stitched strip from the Simon Says Stamp Bundle of Stitched Shapes to cut the diagonal. My greeting is from the Lovely Amazing You Photopolymer Stamp Set and is heat embossed in Silver Stampin’ Emboss Powder. I used the Simon Says Stamp Stitched Circles to cut it out and it’s adhered with Stampin’ Dimensionals. The little heart is Real Red and is punched out with the Confetti Hearts Punch. I coated it with Crystal Effects for a little shine. Two Pretty Pink Posh Silver Sequins complete the card. I love that Stacked with Love DSP and that it can be used for more than just a valentine! I hope that you enjoyed my card for this week’s Mojo Monday sketch challenge. You visits always make my days a little happier so thanks for stopping by! Have a terrific Tuesday! 🙂

Mojo 393-WM

Products Used:

Stamp Set: Lovely Amazing You Photopolymer (Stampin’ Up!)

Specialty Ink: Versa-Mark

Embossing Powder: Silver (Stampin’ Up!)

Card Stock: Whisper White and Basic Black

Specialty Card Stock: Brushed Silver Metallic

Designer Series Paper: Stacked with Love Stack

Dies: Stitched Rectangles, Squares and Circles (Simon Says Stamp)

Punch: Confetti Hearts (Stampin’ Up!)

Embellishments: Silver Sequins (Pretty Pink Posh)

Adhesive: Crystal Effects, Stampin’ Dimensionals and SNAIL

Tools: Big Shot and Heat Tool

Built for Free Using: My Stampin Blog

Current Promotions:

With our personalized stamps you can create a cool address label or even use it for everything from marking your territory on books or other belongings to having a fun way to give a personal touch to gifts and goodies. Click HERE for a PDF of the flyer.

It’s here! The 2015 Occasions Catalog is ready for you to place your order! It’s packed with fun trendy products and quick kits! Click on the image in the sidebar and place your order today!

Need some cards quicky? Stampin’ Up! has a brand new kit that allows you to create 20 cards, all you need is some adhesive and you’re all set. Click here for the Everyday Occasion Card Kit!

Make your own stamp! New Undefined stamp carving kit. Available now! Click here for the PDF.

Check out all of the Photopolymer Stamp Sets! The newest set is Lovely Amazing You. It’s a completely clear stamping option you are going to love!

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Paper Players 240 & Freshly Made Sketches 181

Wow! Is it Monday already?! That weekend just flew by like all of the rest of them! I did have a nice day yesterday though. I managed to get my taxes done (thanks so much Melissa!!). It was such nice day yesterday that I had to take a ride in the convertible with the top down so Taylor and I went to Scrap-A-Latte to see Renee and Angie. Renee and I picked out some new goodies for next month’s card class, can’t wait to get that stuff! I came home and we had dinner with my parents and then Andrew stopped by for a bit. I helped him take the radio out of his car and put back the old one because he’s getting a new car on Tuesday! After he left I finished my laundry and cards for today. I really do need just a few more hours in the day! LOL!

Today I have two cards, one is for this week’s Paper Players and the other is for Freshly Made Sketches. First up is this week’s Paper Players and it’s a color challenge…

Paper Players #240

Some bright cheery colors! My card base is Whisper White Card Stock, and yes, it’s a tall & skinny! I used the Impression Obsession Fancy Cutout Border Die on some Pistachio Pudding. A strip of Coastal Cabana is cut and the panel is adhered with Foam Tape and then to the card with SNAIL. A piece of Strawberry Slush is cut out with the Butterfly Thinlits and backed with some Vellum and adhered to the card with more Foam Tape. Another piece of Strawberry Slush is cut out with the Simon Says Stamp You Craft Die and adhered to the card with 2-Way Glue. The greeting is from the Simon Says Stamp You Photopolymer Stamp Set and is stamped in Coastal Cabana. A few 2013-2015 In-Color Sequins finish off the card. I really like the butterfly backed with the vellum, if only we had a die for that too!

Paper Players 240-WM

Next up is Freshly Made Sketches

Freshly Made Sketches 181

I do love when there are some off kilter elements! My card base for this one is also Whisper White Card Stock. The background is a piece of Crushed Curry that I embossed with the Tiny Triangles Textured Impressions Embossing Folder. The off kilter panel is a piece of paper from the Moonlight Designer Series Paper Stack. I cut out three feathers from Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper with the Simon Says Stamp Feathers Craft Die. The greeting is from a Paper Pumpkin Kit and is heat embossed in White Stampin’ Emboss Powder on Basic Gray. I underlined it with with a piece of Lost Lagoon and adhered it to the card with Stampin’ Dimensionals. My feathers are tucked under the greeting and some Doodlebug and Pretty Pink Posh Sparkling Clear Sequins are scattered to the right of the feathers and complete the card. I love the colors and the bold greeting and geometric pattern would make this a great masculine thank you card!

FMS 181-WM

I hope that you enjoyed today’s double header for the Paper Players and Freshly Made Sketches. Thank you so much for indulging me in my playing catch up and I hope that you all have a marvelous Monday! 🙂

Products used:

Paper Players Card:

Stamp Set: You Photopolymer (Simon Says Stamp)

Ink: Coastal Cabana Classic Stampin’ Ink (Stampin’ Up!)

Card Stock: Whisper White, Coastal Cabana, Pistachio Pudding and Strawberry Slush (Stampin’ Up!)

Specialty Card Stock: Vellum (Stampin’ Up!)

Dies: Butterfly Thinlits (Stampin’ Up!), You Craft Die (Simon Says Stamp), Fancy Cutout Border (Impression Obsession)

Embellishments: 2013-2015 In-Color Sequins (Stampin’ Up!)

Adhesive: 2-Way Glue, Crystal Effects, SNAIL and 3M Foam Tape

Tools: Big Shot

Freshly Made Sketches Card:

Stamp Set: Paper Pumpkin Photopolymer (Stampin’ Up!)

Specialty Ink: Versa-Mark

Embossing Powder: White (Stampin’ Up!)

Card Stock: Whisper White, Crushed Curry, Basic Gray and Lost Lagoon (Stampin’ Up!)

Designer Series Paper: Moonlight Stack

Specialty Paper: Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer (Stampin’ Up!)

Die: Feathers (Simon Says Stamp)

Embossing Folder: Tiny Triangles (Stampin’ Up!)

Embellishments: Doodlebug and Pretty Pink Posh Sparkling Clear Sequins

Adhesive: Crystal Effects, Stampin’ Dimensionals and SNAIL

Tools: Big Shot and Heat Tool

Built for Free Using: My Stampin Blog

Current Promotions:

With our personalized stamps you can create a cool address label or even use it for everything from marking your territory on books or other belongings to having a fun way to give a personal touch to gifts and goodies. Click HERE for a PDF of the flyer.

It’s here! The 2015 Occasions Catalog is ready for you to place your order! It’s packed with fun trendy products and quick kits! Click on the image in the sidebar and place your order today!

Need some cards quicky? Stampin’ Up! has a brand new kit that allows you to create 20 cards, all you need is some adhesive and you’re all set. Click here for the Everyday Occasion Card Kit!

Make your own stamp! New Undefined stamp carving kit. Available now! Click here for the PDF.

Check out all of the Photopolymer Stamp Sets! The newest set is Lovely Amazing You. It’s a completely clear stamping option you are going to love!

Piglet MAT

Can You Case It #65 and New Team Members!

Happy Sunday peeps! I had a busy but nice day yesterday. I made some cards in the morning and then ran over to Scrap-A-Latte to drop off my cards for the class on Friday! The best part was the ride, I had the top down in the car! Oh how I have missed the convertible! When I got home my friend Sue stopped by and we played with Etsy for a little while setting up my store. People have been asking me if I sell my cards so I thought that it was about time to see what I can do about that! I will begin adding things to it and hopefully in a few weeks it will be filled and ready to go!

Today I’m announcing part of my Design Team over on the Can You Case It blog! My friend Eva asked me a while ago if I would like to co-manage a the Can You Case It blog with her and choose a team. We will alternate teams every other week. I think that it will be lots of fun! So it is with great pleasure today that I announce the first two new Design Team members…

First up we have the very talented and versatile Michael Trent!

Michael Trent CYCI

Michael is originally from Hicksville, NY (not too far from me!) and currently live in Cosmopolis, Brasil (pretty far from me!). You can visit Michael’s blog, World of Michael Trent, HERE.

Next up is the cleverly crafty Andrea Tracy-Tucker!

Andrea Tucker CYCI

Andrea currently lives in Wray, Colorado with her family and horses! I’m very happy to call her my friend! You can visit Andrea’s blog, One Stampin’ Mother Tucker, HERE.

So there are the first two new Design Team members for my team over on Can You Case It! Show them some love by leaving them a comment on their blog posts for today’s challenge!

Speaking of today’s challenge it’s a Clean & Quick one…

CYCI #65

I was a little worried when I saw this, I don’t think that I have ever made a card in 10 minutes! I definitely planned out what I was going to do before I got started! My card base is a piece of Whisper White Card Stock. I used the Lawn Fawn Large Stitched Rectangles to cut out a piece of Silver Fancy Foil Designer Vellum and adhered it to the base with SNAIL. The main panel is a piece of Smoky Slate and is cut out with the Lawn Fawn Small Stitched Rectangles, I also cut out a piece of Whisper White. Using my MISTI Tool (loving it by the way!) I stamped the image with the greeting from the Adventure Awaits Photopolymer Stamp Set in Memento Tuxedo Black on both the Smoky Slate and Whisper White. The Simon Says Stamp Jumbo Jets Craft Die is used to cut out the sentiment from the Whisper White panel and is then adhered over the Smoky Slate panel with Foam Tape. I then adhered a piece of Fun Foam between the panel and the card to give it a little more dimension. I love the look of the spotlight die cut plane over the greeting. I think this would be a perfect card for someone going off to college, changing careers or facing a big decision! I hope that you enjoy my Clean and Quick card for this week’s Can You Case It challenge! Don’t forget to visit the blog to see what our newest Design Team members have done and of course the rest of the Design Team too! Feeling inspired? Make a card to enter in the gallery and you could be one of our picks for the week! Thank you so much for stopping by today, I’m always glad that you do! Have a sensational Sunday! 🙂

CYCI #65-JK-WM

CYCI #65 Straight-WM

CYCI #65 Angle-WM

Products Used:

Stamp Set: Adventure Awaits Photopolymer (Stampin’ Up!)

Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black

Card Stock: Whisper White and Smoky Slate (Stampin’ Up!)

Specialty Paper: Silver Fancy Foil Designer Vellum (Stampin’ Up!)

Dies: Large and Small Stitched Rectangles (Lawn Fawn) and Jumbo Jets Craft Die (Simon Says Stamp)

Adhesive: Foam Tape (3M) and SNAIL (Stampin’ Up!)

Tools: Big Shot and MISTI Tool

Built for Free Using: My Stampin Blog

Current Promotions:

With our personalized stamps you can create a cool address label or even use it for everything from marking your territory on books or other belongings to having a fun way to give a personal touch to gifts and goodies. Click HERE for a PDF of the flyer.

It’s here! The 2015 Occasions Catalog is ready for you to place your order! It’s packed with fun trendy products and quick kits! Click on the image in the sidebar and place your order today!

Need some cards quicky? Stampin’ Up! has a brand new kit that allows you to create 20 cards, all you need is some adhesive and you’re all set. Click here for the Everyday Occasion Card Kit!

Make your own stamp! New Undefined stamp carving kit. Available now! Click here for the PDF.

Check out all of the Photopolymer Stamp Sets! The newest set is Lovely Amazing You. It’s a completely clear stamping option you are going to love!

Piglet MAT