So today is a little bit of a milestone for me! I started blogging back on August 6, 2011 and I have enjoyed every minute of it! I get to share my days and creativity with some of the most amazing and kind people in the world! You all tell me that I get to inspire you but you also inspire me every day with your kind comments and little “chats” that we have! I had no idea that I would make this a daily part of my life when I started but I’m so glad that that is what it has become! Blogging for me, making a card and sharing some of my life and adventures, has become as routine as brushing my teeth! I look forward to making my card and then typing the post every day. The best part of it all is reading the comments! And I have responded to every comment since the start and have made some wonderful friends in the process! And as you have seen in the title of today’s post it’s my 1600th! That is just crazy! So I want to thank you all for coming along on my little journey and I look forward to the next 1600!

Yesterday was a good day! I stopped at Heather’s for lunch again, those panini’s are just too good to pass up! From there I headed over to Scrap-A-Latte to chat with Renee and prepare for class. Danielle stopped and got us some Blaze Pizza for dinner, her first time halving it and she loved it! Class was great as it always is and I got to catch up with Danielle which was awesome! On the way home I stopped at Heather’s again and had a glass of wine with her and Stephanie, what better way to end the day?! This afternoon I’ll head back over to the store for the second night of Card Class, can’t wait!

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

Paper Players #277

I’m not gonna lie, I was a little stumped by this one! After some playing around I finally came up with something that I liked! The card base is Neenah Solar White 110lb Card Stock. I used the Lawn Fawn Stitched Rectangles to cut out a piece of Tempting Turquoise and adhered it to the card a little over to the left and top with SNAIL. Next up is a piece of paper from the Crate Paper Kiss, Kiss 6×6 Paper Pad, it’s cut out with the Lawn Fawn Stitched Squares and adhered to the card with Fun Foam and SNAIL. My two hearts are cut out using the Lawn Fawn Stitched Heart Stackables from Melon Mambo and Real Red. The larger is adhered with SNAIL and the smaller with Foam Tape. I used the Simon Says Stamp Scribble Heart and Arrow Craft Dies and the Lawn Fawn Scripty XOXO to cut out some Black 110lb and adhered them both to the card with Multi-Matte Medium. Over the arrow is a Melon Mambo heart punched out with the EK Success Small Heart Punch and it’s adhered with Foam Tape. For a little sparkle I added a few Pretty Pink Posh Aquamarine, Marshmallow, Pink Peonies and Raspberry Sequins. I do think that the card is neat and would make a great Valentine or even a just because I love you card! I hope that you enjoyed my card for this week’s Paper Players color challenge! Thank you sooooooo much for coming by today to celebrate my 1600th blog post too! Have an absolutely amazing Friday! 🙂

Paper Player 277-WM

Products used:

Card Stock: Solar White 110lb (Neenah), Black 110lb (Recollections), Tempting Turquoise, Melon Mambo and Real Red (Stampin’ Up!)

Patterned Paper: Kiss, Kiss 6×6 Pad (Crate Paper)

Dies: Stitched Rectangles, Squares and Hearts Stackables and Scrpty XOXO (Lawn Fawn) and Scribble Heart and Arrow (Simon Says Stamp)

Punch: Small Heart (EK Success)

Embellishments: Aquamarine, Marshmallow, Pink Peonies and Raspberry Sequins (Pretty Pink Posh)

Adhesives: SNAIL, 3M Foam Tape and Multi-Matte Medium (Ranger)

Tools: Big Shot and Fun Foam

59 Replies to “1600!!”

  1. Congratulations Justin! That is a great milestone. You do make it look so easy and your blogs read like we are having a conversation. The colors look much better on your card, great, than in the color challenge. I love to see what props you use also.
    Keep warm. One day I will get to Scrap-A-Latte!

    1. Thank you Nancy! It is a lot of posts! LOL! I like that we get to have conversations every day! I was a little stumped by those colors! I thought the clock was fun! Yes, You need to get to Scrap-A-Latte for a class! 🙂

  2. Happy 1600, Justin….that is such a wonderful accomplishment and testimony to dedication. Just as writing your blog post everyday is a daily routine for you, reading it is a daily routine for me. Thank you for sharing your fabulous creations as well as a bit of you personally. This is such a happy card and your attention to detail is amazing…I just can’t seem to make sequins work yet and you do it beautifully. Have a wonderful Friday!

    1. Thanks so much Roseanne! I am honored to be a part of your daily routine! Just think scattered with the sequins, it helps! I hope that you had a great Friday! 🙂

  3. Congratulations on 1600! I look forward to your sight every day. Such an interesting blog.

  4. 1600!!! Awesome!! I love reading your posts every day. You, my friend, have a very interesting life. And you make your readers feel like they are part of it.
    Great card!! Love that arrow.

    1. Thanks so much Gerri! I’m so grateful to get to share my life with you! Glad that you like the card! 🙂

  5. Wow!! Congrats on 1600!! That’s something you can definitely be proud of. We’re all looking forward to your next 1600! Awesome job on combining these colors today. That would be a difficult combination for me to figure out. The DSP is perfect with the arrow die. The colorful PPP sequins add so much.

    1. Thank you HJ! I’m happy to share it with you! Glad that you enjoyed the card, I had a little struggle with it! Sequins make everything better! LOL! 🙂

  6. Oh Justin – I hope you never get tired of blogging because I never get tired of your blog, your card creations and your adventures! I have to admit that meeting you brought such joy to my life. You are such a fun guy to spend time with and your talent and friendliness make you shine. You are a treasure my friend. Love and hugs and wishing you a Fabulous Friday. XXOO 🙂

    1. As long as I have you guys Grace I don’t think that I will ever tire of the blog! I loved meeting you and I can’t wait to see you again! Love and big hugs to you! XOXOXO 🙂

  7. Congratulations on milestone 1600! Just as posting has become part of your day, reading your posts has become a part of my day with coffee in the morning! I enjoy your creations, and your sharing of info from the stamping world. You are always so upbeat. Obviously you love what you do and have a wonderful circle of family and friends. Keep on keepin’ on!

    1. Thank you Carol! I am lucky that I have become a part of your day! You guys are always a bright spot in my day! I do love creating and I’m lucky to have all of the people in my life that I do! Hugs to you! 🙂

  8. Congratulations on your 1,600th post! That is a super accomplishment! You are such a great inspiration, and I feel that you are also a friend. I love reading about your daily adventures and have come to care about you, your family, and friends. Your cards and projects are great too. You make the construction so easy to understand. I sometimes save your post for last, like a delicious dessert. Sometimes I have to jump right in when I see you in my email. I read every comment and your response to everyone too. Have I stroked your ego enough? Wishing I could hang out with you, even though I know I could never keep up with you! Have a great Friday! Love and hugs, Nancy B

    1. Thanks so much Nancy! I too feel that you are a friend! We “talk” every day and I have come to care about you too! It makes me smile to hear that instructions are good! I also love the way that you describe the posts! Makes me smile!! The comments are the best part!! Yes, you have stroked my ego enough and I thank you! I hope that you had a great Friday! Love and hugs to you! XO 🙂

  9. Congrats on your 1600th post, Justin! You are so diligent about posting, I don’t know how you do it. Absolutely gorgeous card too. Love the arrow and heart die cuts. I knew I could count on you to do something amazing with these colors!

    1. Thank you Sandy! I love my posts and like I said it has become routine! Glad that you like the card, that was an interesting color combo! 🙂

  10. Justin, CONGRATULATIONS on your 1600the post! WOW! So many wonderful ideas shared with all of us! THANK YOU!
    Your card is perfect! I love the arrow and the layered hearts! This is certainly a fabulous Valentine for someone very special! So happy you joined my challenge at The Paper Players this week! You would never know these colors gave you any problem! LOL! Have a great weekend! XX

    1. Thank you so much Claire!! I’m to happy to have all of you to share with!
      So happy that you like the card! Thank you for an interesting color combo!! You have a fabulous weekend! XO 🙂

  11. A big Congratulations for your 1600th! I don’t comment very often, but never miss a post, it’s part of my morning routine with my cup of tea. I love to hear about your life in the big city, it is so different from mine, and you have a great way of describing everything. Thanks so much for keeping us all up to date, and all the wonderful creative ideas and tips! Here’s to another 1600-

    1. Thank you Jeffie! I’m glad to hear that I’m a part of your morning routine! It’s so cool that I get to share with you! Have a fantastic weekend! 🙂

  12. Congrats on 1600 Justin! I enjoy stopping in every day to see what you are up to and appreciate that you share your creativity and a bit of yourself. Great job with the color challenge, love the blocks of bold colors.

    1. Thank you Dana! I’m happy that you come by and see what I’m up to! Glad that you enjoyed the card! 🙂

  13. Wow, 1600, that is fabulous! Thank you for all the inspiration!
    And I love love love today’s card!

  14. I love your combination of dies, Justin! I am always drawn to your cards…just love ’em….so good to have you join us at PP!

  15. Congrats on 1600!!! Holding up a bottle of chilled beer and toasting to the next 1600 posts! I love what you did with…um…interesting color combo. LOL. And I cannot believe that you had props to go with the combo.

    1. Thank you so much Michael! It was an interesting color combo, I love a challenge! You know how I love my props! LOL! 🙂

  16. Woot Woot! Big Congrats on your 1600th! What a great milestone! I’ve enjoyed many, many of them and look forward to many, many more.

  17. Hey congratulations Justin!! A great achievement – and I have to say, I don’t know of anyone else who actually replies to EVERY comment! I love hearing about what you get up to and how much you cram into your days – I’m sure you have more hours in your day than most people, and you sure make the most of them! Cute card for today, those hearts have Lawn Fawn written all over them (is there a shape they DON’T sell, Lol!?! Time to prepare for Valentines Day again I guess, where did that year go…? Thanks for everything again, and hope to be checking in with you for many years to come! XOXO 😀

    1. Thank you very much Kelly! I love talking to you guys! It’s a big part of my day and I don’t know what I would do without it! Glad that you like the card and Lawn Fawn does have pretty much every shape don’t they! Yup, time for the heart holiday! LOL! Looking forward to what’s to come! XOXO 🙂

  18. Way to go Justin – 1600 posts full of creativity and inspiration and I think I’ve read most of them! What a treat that you shared a Paper Players card for your special post too. Love your card and everything about it – big bold colour, the arrow is especially cool! Here’s to the next 1600 – thanks for supporting our challenge!

    1. Thank you Joanne! It’s so cool that you have read most of the posts! Love my Paper Players! Have a super weekend! 🙂

  19. Congratulations Justin!!! Wow, 1600 posts is HUGE!!! You really do make us feel like we are engaged in a warm and fun conversation with a great friend!!! Responding thoughtfully AND faithfully to EVERY comment is quite impressive!!! It is because of you that I adore stitched framelets, BTW!!! Love your card with this bold color combo and your signature smattering of sequins!!! Hugs, Laurie

    1. Thank you so much Laurie! I’m glad that you feel that way, it’s the way I intend it! Stitched Dies are so much fun and yes, I still love my sequins! Have an awesome weekend! XO 🙂

  20. Congratulations Justin! Woo Hoo! Your audience loves you. I feel like I know you, yet we have never met! A testimonial to your great blog. Love your new format, quite creative! You are an inspiration to me. If I lived in New York, my wish would be to meet you in person. For now, I will settle for an online way cool blogger friend. You are my kind of people! Love all you do!


    Best wishes, Jaime

    1. Thank you Jamie and I love my audience! I like that we have a connection! Glad that you like the new look! We will meet one day and I’m happy to have you as a blog friend for now! Thanks again! 🙂

  21. Congratulations!!!!!! What an accomplishment. And we should be thanking ypu for sharing your talents with us. I faithfully follow you daily, I love your creations and todays card is no exception, just gorgeous. i love this color combo.

    I’m so thrilled its Friday!!!!! 3 day weekend for me, and since we are heading into a deep freeze I’m staying home and crafting

    1. Thanks so much Linda! You guys share a lot with me too and that is just awesome! Glad that you like the card! Yes, Monday is a holiday! Have a warm and crafty weekend my friend! 🙂

  22. Oh, wow, 1600 blog posts!!!! What a milestone! I’ve been following your blog for just under a year and have enjoy your creations AND reading about your comings and goings. Thanks for sharing your life with us, Justin

    1. Thanks Kathy! I’m so happy to have you here with us! Thank you for taking some time to come by and visit! 🙂

  23. This is quite a milestone indeed Justin! Congratulations and I hope I will be reading the next 1600. I don’t comment much anymore but read faithfully and sure miss you on the SC. So to the next 1600 and a bit late but Happy New Year!

    1. Hello Louise! I have missed you! Thank you! Glad that you still come by! Happy New Year to you too! 🙂

  24. After Internet issues getting caught up on emails! Lots of reading to do. Congratulations on 1600! Have throughly enjoyed reading most of them. It has been interesting to watch you expand your horizons beyond your Stampin’up! Keep the inspiration coming.

    1. Hello Rosemarie! Glad that you got your internet fixed! Thank you! I love using all products! Have an excellent weekend! 🙂

  25. 1600! Congrats on your milestone, Justin! But more importantly, thanks *so* much for sharing a window into your life and your art. I look forward to and enjoy reading all of your posts. You have often inspired me to add to my collection of “toys”! (I especially like dies. Can never have too many of those!!!) And I look forward to enjoying 1600 more!

    Great design, Justin! And so apropos . . . a tribute to important loves in your life, your friends and your art. All of your design elements coordinate so well together. *Love* it!

    1. Thank you EL!! Like I said without you guys I wouldn’t do anywhere near as much as I do! I’m glad that I get to share with all of you!
      Glad that you like the card! It was a fun one to put together! Enjoy your weekend! 🙂

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