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2015 Occasions – Page 4 – jkcards

Pals Paper Arts 246

I’m a little late this morning! I had a very busy day yesterday doing some things for my old department at work. After work I went to get a haircut and little Daniel was at my parent’s house for dinner. They took him to see the Easter bunny at Hicks Nursery. Just when you think that he can’t possibly get any cuter there is this picture!

Daniel Easter 2015

His little bow tie is just too cute and I love his new haircut! I also went out for drinks last night with Anthony, Bill and Fred. We had a very nice time but I think that I had a little too much because when I got home I passed out on the couch and woke up at 3:00am! I crawled into bed and here we are!

So let’s get on to today’s post which is for this week’s Pals Paper Arts color challenge…

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I do love the Pistachio and Cantaloupe together and the Kraft is the perfect addition. I wanted a quick birthday card, we need those right?! My card base is Whisper White Card Stock and the front is covered in a piece of Kraft. Before I adhered it to the card I adhered a piece of the Sweet Sadie Designer Washi Tape down the left side. My tag is punched from a piece of Crisp Cantaloupe using the Ornate Tag Topper Punch. I stamped the greeting from the Balloon Bash Photopolymer Stamp Set in Pistachio Pudding and cut them out with my Paper Snips. They are adhered to the tag with Stampin’ Dimensionals. A piece of Pistachio Pudding Thick Bakers Twine is tied through the top and the tag is adhered to the card with more Stampin’ Dimensionals. A scattering of Pretty Pink Posh Lime Sorbet and Tangerine Sequins complete the card. I like the layout and a quick color change would make this card work for just about anyone! I hope that you enjoyed my card for this week’s Pals Paper Arts color challenge! Thanks for stopping by! Come back tomorrow to see the next set of cards that we made for the class at Scrap-A-Latte! Have a great Saturday! 🙂

PPA 246-WM

Stampin’ Up! products used:

Stamp Set: Balloon Bash Photopolymer

Ink: Pistachio Pudding Classic Stampin’ Ink

Card Stock: Whisper White, Kraft and Crisp Cantaloupe

Punch: Ornate Tag Topper

Embellishments: Pistachio Pudding Thick Baker’s Twine and Sweet Sadie Designer Washi Tape

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

NON-Stampin’ Up!: Pretty Pink Posh Lime Sorbet and Tangerine Sequins

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 61

Oh yes!! It’s Friday!! I do loves me some Friday! Yesterday was a nice day, it was 55 degrees and sunny! Today rain and 60 but that’s just fine! I went to Scrap-A-Latte straight from work last night to see Renee and Angie was there too! I picked out the paper for this month’s card class and we chatted about all things store related. We also got a special treat, some FaceTime with Michael! LOL! I showed him around the store and he asked to get off the ride! Renee looked at me at 7:00 and said do you still have keys… good, I’m leaving! I ended up finishing up with Michael at 7:30 and locked up and headed home. I had a meatloaf sandwich for dinner and then came to the house and Skyped with Eva for a bit. Pretty great Thursday!

Today I’m over on the Fab Friday blog for our color challenge…

Fab Fri 61 4-03-2015

So, funny story about the card. I was talking to Eva on Wednesday night and told her the colors for the challenge. She said oh, do something watercolor. I said no, that takes a while and I want to do a quick card. Well, it was not a quick card by any means! LOL! The base of the card is Whisper White Card Stock. My panel is a piece of So Saffron with a piece of Whisper White that I embossed with the Woodgrain Textured Impressions Embossing Folder. The flower is from the Indescribable Gift Stamp Set and is heat embossed with White Stampin’ Emboss Powder on Watercolor Paper. I used Pink Pirouette, Pear Pizzaz and Soft Suede Ink to watercolor the image and then cut it out with my Paper Snips. It’s adhered to the woodgrain panel with Stampin’ Dimensionals. The greeting is from the same set and is stamped in Soft Sky. I really do love the Cherry Blossom stamp, especially watercolored and cutting it out really makes it the focal point of the card. I hope that you enjoyed my Design Team card for this week’s Fab Friday color challenge! Stop by the blog and check out the other Designer’s cards and make one to enter in the gallery! Thank you so much for stopping by to visit with me today! Have a Fabulous Friday! 🙂

Fab Friday 61-JK-WM

Stampin’ Up! products used:

Stamp Set: Indescribable Gift Clear Mount

Ink: Pink Pirouette, Pear Pizzaz, Soft Suede and Soft Sky Classic Stampin’ Ink

Specialty Ink: Versa-Mark

Stampin’ Emboss Powder: White

Card Stock: Whisper White and So Saffron

Specialty Paper: Watercolor

Embossing Folder: Woodgrain

Punch: 1″ Square (Vintage)

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

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 138

Oh work… do you know what my favorite part is? Doing other people’s jobs! Love cleaning up after other people too! Just the best! Anyway, it was decided at some point during the day that Brian, Heather and I would go into Manhattan to get some street meat! I have never had this delicacy before and I can tell you that I probably will never partake in it again! Chicken and rice from a street vendor on 63rd and Sixth Avenue, no thanks! It’s good that I can say that I tried it once and lived to talk about it! LOL! Brian and Heather love it, me… not so much! I am certain that I will be paying for it today at some point! Still, the ride in and back with the stereo nice and loud was worth it! On the way home the choice was Zedd live from the iTunes Festival at SXSW! Forty minutes of EDM bliss! I have a very varied taste in music. We all know that Sam is my favorite but I can also appreciate a little Carrie Underwood, Easton Corbin, Taylor Swift, Zedd, Knife Party and even the occasional Van Halen! Like I said, very wide taste in music! A good way to end a day!

Wednesday, well that means that I’m over on the Paper Craft Crew blog for this week’s sketch challenge…

PCCCS138 DT Sketch 4-01-2015

I used some of my favorite Stampin’ Up! products along with some other faves from Mama Elephant and Simon Says Stamp! The base of the card is Whisper White Card Stock and the front is a piece of Mossy Meadow. For my background and “picture” I used some of the Adventure Bound Designer Series Paper Stack. A strip of Crushed Curry goes down the left side. My photo frame is the Mama Elephant Polaroid Fun Creative Cuts cut from a piece of Whisper White. The piece of DSP is cut slightly larger than the frame adhered to the back with 2-Way Glue. I used the leaf from Kinda Eclectic, stamped in Mossy Meadow, and the die that I got from Dies By Dave on Esty to cut it out. The leaves are tucked behind the picture frame that is adhered to the card with Stampin’ Dimensionals. For the Be I used the Simon Says Stamp Be Sentiment Craft Die and some Mossy Meadow. The creative is from the Simon Says Stamp Be Sentiments and is stamped it in Mossy Meadow on Crushed Curry with the end flagged. The two butterflies, also from Kinda Eclectic, are stamped in Crushed Curry and punched out with the Elegant Butterfly and the Bitty Butterfly Punches and adhered to the picture with Stampin’ Dimensionals. A few Doodlebug and Pretty Pink Posh Sparkling Clear Sequins are scattered around and they finish off the card. Still love that Adventure Bound Designer Series Paper and the Kinda Eclectic Stamp Set! I hope that you enjoyed my card for this week’s Paper Craft Crew sketch challenge! Stop by our little blog and take a look at what the rest of the designers have done and make a card of you own to enter in the gallery! Always love having you come by and visit! Have a stupendous Wednesday peeps! 🙂

PCCCS138-JK-WM

Stampin’ Up! products used:

Stamp Set: Kinda Eclectic Clear Mount

Ink: Mossy Meadow and Crushed Curry Classic Stampin’ Ink

Card Stock: Whisper White, Mossy Meadow and Crushed Curry

Designer Series Paper: Adventure Bound Stack

Punches: Elegant Butterfly and Bitty Butterfly

Tools: Big Shot, 2-Way Glue, Stampin’ Dimensionals and SNAIL

NON-Stampin’ Up!: Dies By Dave Leaf Die, Simon Says Stamp Be Sentiment Craft Die, Simon Says Stamp Be Sentiments Stamps, Mama Elephant Polaroid Fun Creative Cuts, Doodlebug Sequins, Pretty Pink Posh Sparkling Clear Sequins

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 391

What better way to start a Monday that with some snow?!?! Really?! It was just a dusting but enough already! I was speaking to my friend Andrea in Colorado and it was 80 degrees there! Not fair! LOL! I got my Girl Scout cookie Delivery at work and I had to immediately have some Samoas, they are my favorite! The rest of the day at work was quite, had dinner with the ‘rents and then came home and made my card for today. Taylor came over and we ran to Michaels so she could get some pastels, watercolor pencils and markers. I think that she covered most of the coloring mediums in one go! We came back to the house and got lost in YouTube videos for a while, a nice way to end the night!

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

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Hmm… a Tall & Skinny! I went all out Spring! The card base is Whisper White Card Stock and the front is covered in a piece of Strawberry Slush. Two pieces of paper from the All Abloom Designer Series Paper Stack make up the panel across the middle and the two panels on the sides. I used the Lawn Fawn Stitched Squares to cut out a piece of Vellum and a piece of Daffodil Delight. The greeting is from the A Happy Hooray Stamp Set and is stamped in Strawberry Slush and punched out with the Hexagon Punch. All of the pieces are mounted to a piece of Blushing Bride and a piece of Whisper White 1/4″ Cotton Ribbon is adhered around the back with Sticky Strip. I found two containers of the “Vintage” 2013-2015 In-Color Boutique Details and adhered one with a Glue Dot. Like I said very springy colors and I managed to stay away from the sequins too! LOL! I hope that you enjoyed my card for this week’s Mojo Monday sketch challenge! Thanks so much for stopping by and have an excellent Tuesday! 🙂

Mojo 391-WM

Stampin’ Up! products used:

Stamp Set: A Happy Hooray Clear Mount

Ink: Strawberry Slush Classic Stampin’ Ink

Card Stock: Whisper White, Strawberry Slush, Blushing Bride and Daffodil Delight

Specialty Card Stock: Vellum

Designer Series Paper: All Abloom Stack

Punch: Hexagon

Embellishments: Whisper White 1/4″ Cotton Ribbon and 2013-2015 In-Color Boutique Details (Vintage)

Tools: Big Shot, Sticky Strip, Glue Dots, Stampin’ Dimensionals and SNAIL

NON-Stampin’ Up!: Lawn Fawn Stitched Large and Small Stitched Squares

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 137

Well, wouldn’t you know it… it’s Wednesday! There is one foolproof way that I always know that, it’s Paper Craft Crew day! But before we get to that I went to the movies last night to see Insurgent with Andrew! We had some Chipotle for dinner and ten headed over to the Broadway Mall to sit in those big comfy chairs! The movie was great! Lots of special effects and a really good plot line. Thankfully they don’t really leave you hanging, we know how much Andrew hates that! He was saying in the car that it’s another seven months before we get to see the final Hunger Games. He really doesn’t like a cliffhanger at all! LOL! Sometimes that’s just the way it happens! I do try to see movies with him that aren’t trilogies or if they are they are all available for download! So, not a bad Tuesday night at all!

Like I said I know that it’s Wednesday because it time for this week’s Paper Craft Crew sketch challenge…

PCCCS137 DT Sketch 3-25-2015

This was one of those cards that I put to together in my head! The card base, as is usually the case lately, is Whisper White Card Stock and the background is a piece of Bermuda Bay. I used a piece of Whisper White to stamp the confetti from the Balloon Bash Photopolymer Stamp Set with Versa-Mark and some Gold Stampin’ Emboss Powder and then again in Calypso Coral. My middle panel is a piece of the Birthday Bash Specialty Designer Series Paper backed with a piece of Calypso Coral and tucked under the bottom is a piece of Mossy Meadow that I cut out with the Circles Collection Framelits. Before I adhered the white to the card I wrapped some Bermuda Bay Baker’s Twine around it and tied it in a bow. I used the Angled Tag Topper Punch and some Night of Navy to make my tag and heat embossed on it are the candles also from the Balloon Bash Photopolymer Stamp Set. The “light ’em up” is heat embossed separately on a piece of Bermuda Bay and the ends are flagged. I used Stampin’ Dimensionals to adhere the tag and greeting to the card. Three Hazel & Ruby The Makery Shine and Sparkle Sequins are adhered next to the tag with Crystal Effects and complete the card. I absolutely love that greeting, makes me sing the Fall Out Boy song every time I see it! LOL! So there is my Design Team card for this week’s Paper Craft Crew sketch challenge. Stop by the blog and check out the other design team projects and make a card to enter into the gallery too! Thanks very much for stopping by to see my card for today! I love having you share in a part of my day! Have a wonderful Wednesday! 🙂

PCCCS137-JK-WM

Stampin’ Up! products used:

Stamp Set: Balloon Bash Photopolymer

Ink: Calypso Coral Classic Stampin’ Ink

Specialty Ink: Versa-Mark

Stampin’ Emboss Powder: Gold

Card Stock: Whisper White, Bermuda Bay, Mossy Meadow, Calypso Coral and Night of Navy

Designer Series Paper: Birthday Bash Specialty

Framelits: Circles Collection

Punch: Angled Tag Topper

Embellishments: Bermuda Bay Baker’s Twine

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

NON-Stampin’ Up!: Hazel & Ruby The Makery Shine & Sparkle Sequins

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

SUO Challenges 119

Yesterday was pretty good for a Monday, a meeting and work and pizza with Robin for lunch! Last night was card class at Scrap-A-Latte and it was an excellent time as always! Love spending time with all of these awesome people! Her are a few pictures from the class…

SAL 1 3-23-2015

SAL 2 3-23-2015

SAL 3 3-23-2015

SAL 4 3-23-2015

SAL 5 3-23-2015

That’s Sue and I, we are heading to Allentown, PA on Saturday for a stamp show!

SAL Me & Taylor

And there I am with the best daughter in the whole world!! She is also a great helper!

Tonight I’m off to the movies with Andrew to see Insurgent! Really looking forward to that!

Today I’m over on the SUO Challenges blog for our Fun Folds challenge. My card isn’t a traditional “fun fold” but it’s not your usual card either. I used a piece of Crisp Cantaloupe and the Circle Card Thinlits to make my base. The flower is that amazing Lotus Blossom from the Lotus Blossom Photopolymer Stamp Set stamped in Calypso Coral and Crisp Cantaloupe. I cut it out with my Paper Snips and adhered it to a piece of Brushed Gold that is cut out with the Circles Collection Framelits and then adhered to the card. I made my belly band from a piece of Calypso Coral. The “thanks” is from the Crazy About You Photopolymer Stamp Set and is heat embossed in Gold Stampin’ Emboss Powder. I punched out another piece of Brushed Gold with the 3/4″ Circle Punch to back the butterfly that is from the Butterfly Basics Photopolymer Stamp Set and is also heat embossed in Gold Stampin’ Emboss Powder. I cut it out with the Butterfly Thinlits and adhered it to the circle and the band with Stampin’ Dimensionals. The greeting on the inside is from the Lotus Blossom Photopolymer Stamp Set and is heat embossed in Gold Stampin’ Emboss Powder on Calypso Coral. I used the 2″ Circle Punch to punch it out. A very simple but I think quite elegant card! I hope that you like my card for the SUO Challenges Fun Folds challenge. Go on over to the blog and take a look at what the rest of the Design Team has come up with! Thank you so much for taking some time out of your day to come by and see me! Have a totally terrific Tuesday! 🙂

SUO Challenges 119-JK-WM

SUO Challenges 119 Close-WM

Stampin’ Up! products used:

Stamp Sets: Lotus Blossom, Butterfly Basics and Crazy About You Photopolymer

Ink: Crisp Cantaloupe and Calypso Coral Classic Stampin’ Ink

Specialty Ink: Versa-Mark

Stampin’ Emboss Powder: Gold

Card Stock: Crisp Cantaloupe, Calypso Coral and Very Vanilla

Specialty Card Stock: Brushed Gold

Framelits: Circles Collection

Thinlits: Butterfly

Punch: 3/4″ Circle and 2″ Circle

Tools: Big Shot, Heat Tool, Stampin’ Dimensionals and SNAIL

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 62

I had a good day yesterday! I got some of my projects done and had lunch with Taylor. Anthony and Bill came and picked me up around 2:30 and we headed into Manhattan. We got in early so that we could have dinner. We ended up eating at this little diner a few blocks from the Miller Theater where Harmony Sweepstakes takes place. A good burger and really good fries! We arrived at the theater and they let us in a little early so that Anthony wouldn’t have any issues with the wheelchair. Andrew and Satellite Lane were up second and they did a really great set! They made it like a skit with three songs. I have the video and will try to post it to YouTube at some point this week. They won for best innovation and choreography. The group that did win was called Low Key and they were really good. It was great to see Andrew and everyone else and I got to meet his dad for the first time! I got home around 11:15 and Taylor stopped by for a bit. I slept in this morning hence the reason I’m a little late, guess I needed some more rest!

Today I’m over on the Can You Case It blog for this week’s challenge which is Designer Choice…

CYCI #62

Love a challenge like this and I had the perfect card for it! My card starts with a base of Whisper White Card stock. For the front I used a piece of Kraft Card Stock and heat embossed the dashed line from the Butterfly Basics Photopolymer Stamp Set in Gold Stampin’ Emboss Powder. The large butterfly is actually the same as the butterfly that I cut out of a piece of Blushing Bride using the Butterfly Thilits. I saw that Mercedes Weber had cut two out of Fun Foam and glued them together and used them as a stamp. What a cool idea! I did the same and also heat embossed that in Gold Stampin’ Emboss Powder. The Blushing Bride butterfly is heat embossed with Ultra Thick Embossing Powder. My leaves tucked behind the flower are from the Kinda Eclectic Stamp Set and are stamped in Pear Pizzaz on Very Vanilla. I cut them out using a die that got on Etsy. Love those leaves and they do look best cut out so the die is a home run! The burlap flower is similar to one that I had made a while ago. I used some burlap sheets that are coated in Mod Podge and cut out with one of the circles from the Circles Collection Framelits. A slit is cut halfway up each circle and they are hot glued together and then to each other to form the flower. In the middle is a Vintage Faceted Button and a Gold Basic Metal Button. For the greeting I used the one from the Butterfly Basic Set and heat embossed it in Blushing Bride on the Kraft. All of the elements are then adhered to the background, some sequins are sprinkled around and the card is finished. I sent this card to my friend Andrea for her birthday and she loved it! I hope that you like it too! Don’t forget to visit the Can You Case It blog to see what the rest of the Design Team has done with the challenge. Thank you very much for coming to see me today! Have an amazing Sunday! 🙂

CYCI 62-JK-WM

CYCI 62 Close-WM

Stampin’ Up! products used:

Stamp Sets: Butterfly Basics Photopolymer and Kinda Eclectic Clear Mount

Ink: Pear Pizzaz Classic Stampin’ Ink

Specialty Ink: Versa-Mark

Stampin’ Emboss Powder: Gold and Blushing Bride

Card Stock: Whisper White, Kraft, Blushing Bride and Very Vanilla

Framelits: Circles Collection

Thinlits: Butterfly

Embellishments: Vintage Faceted Designer Buttons and Gold Basic Metal Buttons

Tools: Big Shot, Heat Tool, Hot Glue Gun, Crystal Effects, Glue Dots and SNAIL

NON-Stampin’ Up!: Fun Foam, Mod Podge, Burlap Sheets, Ultra Thick Embossing Powder, Doodlebug Sequins and Pretty Pink Posh Christmas Mix and Sparkling Clear Sequins

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 244

Well, I am feeling much better today! I actually took it easy yesterday and rested up. I think that I just needed a day to reset! It was a nice quiet day, I watched a little TV, napped, made my card for today. Brian stopped by and dropped off some lunch for me and dessert. The dessert was a Nutella crepe and it was delicious! It snowed here for most of the evening and we got about six inches. What a nice way to bring in the first day of Spring! I think that old man Winter has his days messed up! LOL! I have some more projects to work on this morning and then this evening I will be heading into Manhattan with Anthony and Bill to go and see Andrew and Satellite Lane perform at Harmony Sweeps! I’m looking forward to that! What are you all up to today?

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

PPA 244

Nice and simple! My card base for today’s card is Whisper White Card Stock and I covered the entire card front with a piece of Basic Black. The background is a piece of the Something Borrowed Designer Series Paper. Down the center is a strip of Silver Glimmer Paper. I stamped the sunburst from the Kinda Eclectic Stamp Set with Versa-Mark on a piece of Vellum and heat embossed it with Ranger Liquid Platinum Embossing Powder. It’s cut out with the Circles Collection Framelits and adhered to the card with Stampin’ Dimensionals. My greeting is from the One Tag Fits All Stamp Set and is heat embossed in the Liquid Platinum on a piece of Basic Black and punched out with the Note Tag Punch. I punched a hole in the top with the 1/8″ Circle Punch and threaded a piece of Hemptique Black Hemp Twine through. The tag is mounted to the sunburst with Stampin’ Dimensionals. The diamond is heat embossed on a piece of Silver Foil Sheet and cut out with my Paper Snips. One more Stampin’ Dimensional adheres it to the tag. Yes, I resisted the sequins today! LOL! There you have my card for this week’s Pals Paper Arts sketch challenge! I hope that you enjoyed the card and that you have an excellent Saturday! Thank you for your visit! 🙂

PPA 244-WM

PPA 244 Close-wm

Stampin’ Up! products used:

Stamp Sets: Kinda Eclectic and One Tag Fits All Clear Mount

Specialty Ink: Versa-Mark

Card Stock: Whisper White and Basic Black

Specialty Card Stock: Vellum, Silver Glimmer and Silver Foil Sheet

Designer Series Paper: Something Borrowed

Framelits: Circles Collection

Punch: Note Tag

Tools: Big Shot, Heat Tool, Stampin’ Dimensionals and SNAIL

NON-Stampin’ Up!: Ranger Liquid Platinum Embossing Powder and Hemptique Black Hemp Twine

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 March 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 Spring! Who couldn’t use some Spring! I’m over the Winter and have been for quite some time! We are supposed to get snow today too. Will it ever end?! LOL! If you are following along with the tour then you have arrived here from the very clever Debbie Henderson’s blog, she had some great projects didn’t she?! I have two cards for you this time around so lets get right to them!

My first card definitely has real Spring feel to it! The card starts off with a base of Whisper White Card Stock. My background is a piece of Soft Sky and I stamped the greeting from the Flower Fair Photopolymer Stamp Set in Versa-Mark and heat embossed it with Black Stampin’ Emboss Powder. All of the flowers are from the same set and are stamped in So Saffron, Crushed Curry, Blushing Bride, Strawberry Slush, Pear Pizzaz and Always Artichoke. I used the coordinating Flower Patch Framelits to cut out all of the stamped images. Some are adhered to the card with SNAIL and others with Stampin’ Dimensionals. I adhered a sequin in the middle of each one. The butterfly is a piece of Calypso Coral that I cut out with the Butterfly Thinlits. I covered the entire die cut with Versa-Mark and then heat embossed it multiple time with Clear Stampin’ Emboss Powder. A piece of Stampin’ Dimensional holds it to the card. I love all of the colors mixed together and I just can’t get enough of the clear embossed die cuts, I think they are so cool!

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The second card that I have for you today is another card with a spring feel but could be used for so many different occasions. It was also pretty easy to make using one of the card from the Project Life Everyday Adventure Card Kit! The base for this card is also Whisper White Card Stock. I adhered a piece of Stacked with Love Designer Washi Tape down the left side and part of one of the cards from the Everyday Adventure Card Kit down the right side. In the middle os a panel of Bermuda Bay that is adhered to the card with Stampin’ Dimensionals. The greeting is another card from the kit and I used one of the dies form the Mini Treat Bag Thinlit to cut out the holes on the right side. A piece of Silver Thread is threaded through the holes with some “Vintage” Frosted Sequins and silver seed beads randomly added. The card is then adhered to the card with more Stampin’ Dimensionals. I love that saying and the card and I’m always looking for ways to use the Project Life cards since I’m not a big scrapbooker!

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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 talented friend Wendy Weixler! Have a wonderful day everyone! 🙂

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Stampin’ Up! products used:

Card 1:

Stamp Set: Flower Patch Photopolymer

Ink: So Saffron, Crushed Curry, Blushing Bride, Strawberry Slush, Pear Pizzaz and Always Artichoke Classic Stampin’ Ink

Specialty Ink: Versa-Mark

Stampin’ Emboss Powder: Black and Clear

Card Stock: Whisper White, Soft Sky and Calypso Coral

Framelits: Flower Patch

Thinlits: Butterfly

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

Card 2:

Stamp Set: NONE!

Ink: NONE!

Card Stock: Whisper White and Bermuda Bay

Project Life: Everyday Adventure Card Kit

Thinlits: Mini Treat Bag

Embellishments: Frosted Sequins (Vintage), silver thread and seed beads

Tools: Big Shot, Stampin’ Dimensionals and SNAIL

Piglet MAT

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Boy have I been tired lately! I’m not usually but ever since daylight savings I have been unusually tired. Don’t know what that’s about, hopefully it will pass soon! Work was nice today, for lunch Robin and I had Chinese. I had General Tso’s Chicken, quite tasty! Little Daniel was at my parent’s house, always a highlight to my week. We had to spend some time opening and closing the microwave door and then turning the hall light on and off. He is so easily amused! I came home and spent some time Skyping with Andrea and Eva while I worked on some projects. Tonight night is the Control Freaks Blog Tour, so be sure and come back for that!

My card for today is for this week’s Freshly Made Sketches challenge. I want to thank Kim for choosing me as her Prince in last week’s challenge. You can see the winners post HERE and my original post HERE. Now on to this week’s sketch…

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Believe it or not this card started out by me thinking that I wanted to use the Adventure Bound Designer Series Paper! The card base for today is Whisper White Card Stock and the background is a piece of Hello Honey that I embossed with the Spring Flowers Textured Impressions Embossing Folder. I used the On Film Framelits to cut out a piece of Basic Black and adhered a piece of the Adventure Bound Designer Series Paper behind it. Some Tangelo Twist is cut out with two of the dies from the Mini Treat Bag Thinlits. The banner is cut in half and adhered to the card and the slide is adhered on top of that with Stampin’ Dimensionals. The for you is also cut out from Tangelo Twist and adhered with Stampin’ Dimensional pieces to the slide. My butterfly is from the Papillon Potpourri Stamp Set and is heat embossed in Black Stampin’ Emboss Powder on Vellum. I used my Tangelo Twist and Hello Honey Stampin’ Write Markers to color on the back and adhered it to the slide with another piece of Stampin’ Dimensional. A few Doodlebug and Pretty Pink Posh Sequins are scattered around and that’s finishes the card! I really do like that Adventure Bound DSP a lot, yes, I know, I have said that many times before so you know it’s true! LOL! I hope that you enjoyed my card for this week’s Freshly Made Sketches challenge. Thank you so much for your visit today! Have an absolutely awesome Thursday! 🙂

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Stampin’ Up! products used:

Stamp Set: Papillon Potpourri Clear Mount

Stampin’ Write Markers: Tangelo Twist and Hello Honey

Specialty Ink: Versa-Mark

Stampin’ Emboss Powder: Black

Card Stock: Whisper White, Hello Honey, Tangelo Twist and Basic Black

Specialty Card Stock: Vellum

Designer Series Paper: Adventure Bound Stack

Framelits: On Film

Thinlits: Mini Treat Bag

Punch: Elegant Butterfly

Embossing Folder: Spring Flowers

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

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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