Paper Craft Crew 147

We are supposed to get a break from the rain today, they say some sun in the afternoon but then right back to the rain for Thursday and Friday. As long as it’s nice at the weekend! Today was dreary but you make the most of it right?! Work was a little busy but I still managed to get a bunch of things done. Dinner tonight was bacon cheeseburgers and beer battered french fries! YUM! After I came home and Skyped with Andrea and made a card using some new goodies that I recently acquired! I like when I can just sit down and play for a little while! Taylor came by and we ran to Target to get some soy milk and eggs, I also picked up some Twizzlers because, well, they make mouths happy! LOL! How is your week going?

Before I get to my card for today I wanted to share some cards that a friend of mine sent to me along with some goodies including some brochures on London! Her name is Nicole Watt, better known as the Pixel Maven! She is a very talented card maker and a whiz with computers! In my package was a cool little surprise. We lost the Color Coach in this year’s Catalog, not to worry, Nicole has an ingenious solution for us! She came up with her own color chart! You can see it by clicking here and heading over to her blog. She has it available as a download or you can purchase one of the handy cards! Speaking of cards, here are the two that she sent me…

NW Card JK

This one actually uses the placemat from the restaurant that we had lunch in while I was in Florida for Leadership in January!

NW Watercolor Card

And this one is just gorgeous! I love the watercoloring!! Thank you Nicole!!

Today it’s Wednesday and that means that I’m over on the Paper Craft Crew for our sketch challenge for this week…

PCCCS147 DY Sketch 6-03-2015

I used a bunch of different goodies on my card! The base is Neenah Solar White 110lb Card Stock and the background is a piece of the Sale-A-Bration Best Year Ever Designer Series Paper. My panel is a piece of Bermuda Bay with some Vellum adhered behind the embellishments on top of it. The panel is adhered to the card with SNAIL and Fun Foam. My three feathers are cut from Pool Party with the Feathers Framelits, I spattered them with Heidi Swapp Color Shine in Teal and Gold. They are adhered to the panel with Foam Tape. The stamped greeting is from one of the Paper Pumpkin Kits and is heat embossed in Pool Party Stampin’ Emboss Powder on Coastal Cabana and adhered with more Foam Tape. The die cut greeting is cut from Gold Foil Sheet with the Papertrey Ink Wonderful Words Birthday Die and adhered with Ranger Multi-Matte Medium. A scattering of Hazel & Ruby The Makery Green with Envy and Pretty Pink Posh Sparkling Clear Sequins finishes the card. I love the blues and all of the different texture on the card! I hope that you enjoyed my Design Team card for this week’s Paper Craft Crew sketch challenge! Stop by the blog and check out the rest of the design teams projects! I also hope that you enjoyed the cards from Nicole and that you check out her blog too! Thank you so much for sharing in my day! Have a wonderful Wednesday! 🙂


Products used:

Stamp Set: Happy from Paper Pumpkin (Stampin’ Up!)

Specialty Ink: Versa-Mark

Embossing Powder: Pool Party (Stampin’ Up!)

Card Stock: Solar White 110lb (Neenah) and Bermuda Bay, Pool Party and Coastal Cabana (Stampin’ Up!)

Specialty Paper: Gold Foil Sheet and Vellum Card Stock (Stampin’ Up!)

Designer Series Paper: Best Year Ever (Vintage-Stampin’ Up!)

Dies: Feathers Framelits (Stampin’ Up!) and Wonderful Words – Birthday (Papertrey Ink)

Embellishments: Teal and Gold Color Shine (Heidi Swapp), Green with Envy Sequins (Hazel & Ruby The Makery) and Sparkling Clear Sequins (Pretty Pink Posh)

Adhesives: Multi-Matte Medium (Ranger), 3M Foam Tape, Crystal Effects (Stampin’ Up!) and SNAIL (Stampin’ Up!)

Tools: Big Shot, Heat Tool and Fun Foam


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8 Replies to “Paper Craft Crew 147”

  1. Good Morning Justin, Like the colors and the feathers!! Have a good hump day.

  2. Good Morning Justin:

    WOW! Nicole’s cards are amazing! Her coloring on the second card is absolutely fabulous. How fortunate you are that she thought of you and used the placemat from your lunch together. Talk about fantastic vision in recycling. Way to go Nicole!

    Your feathers card is just gorgeous and using the gold paper for the greeting really is the magic touch. Just beautiful (as always) Justin. Nicole is lucky to have you as a friend and talented card maker as well.

    Lots to do today, still cloudy and overcast and a slight chill in the air. It’s been a busy week and doesn’t look like it’s going to slow down at all until next week. At least I hope it will slow down. I finished a quilt that needs binding and a tag and I want to get that done so that I can make some cards. My stash is depleting faster than I can find time to make more. LOL One would think that since I’m retired I would have all kinds of time but that doesn’t seem to be the case. You have yourself a Wondrous Wednesday and be sure to let us know when Taylor gets her website up and running. Love and hugs! 🙂

    1. Hi Grace!
      Yes, Nicole is quite talented! We all took the placemats, do you think I can find them?!?! She’s a great person and a very talented card maker too!
      Thank you! We are lucky to have each other!! I love that birthday die, nice and different!
      One day I will catch up! I keep telling myself that, hopefully it will happen! LOL! Oh what I wouldn’t do to be retired! Then I would really be able to be crafty all the time! I hope that you got your stuff done and that your day was good. Mine was pretty good, no complaints! Love to you my friend! XOXO 🙂

  3. Justin,
    LOVE this card. What a great take on this sketch. Love the feathers and sequins!!
    Nicole’s cards are great! Love that she used a placemat from a place you guys had lunch. That gives such a personal touch and it looks great too!

    1. Hey Gerri!
      Thank you very much! I still have my affection for feathers and sequins! LOL!
      Nicole’s card are fun! I love them both and they are both so different! 🙂

  4. WOW! Love Nichole’s cards, especially the placemat, I need to CAS that card. I love yor birthday creation, love the feathers and sequins. Bright and cheerful. Got home last nght at 11pm, dragging today, but so glad to be home. Hope to get back in the play mode tomorrow, today is laundry and I had to hit the grocery store. i’m lucky, I came home to a clean house thanks to my twins, but no food in the house, LOL

    1. Thanks so much Linda! Nicole is very thoughtful and talented! I’m happy that you like my card too! I’m glad that you arrived safely back home! There is always a lot to do! I’m sure that you will get all of your stuff done! That’s great that the twins were good while you were away! You knew that there would be no food! LOL! 🙂

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