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Control Freaks March Blog Tour!

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It’s that time again! Welcome to this month’s Control Freaks Blog Tour! This month our theme is Spring/Easter. Speaking of Spring, I’m hoping that the weather cooperates, I’m pretty done with Winter as I’m sure that all of you are too! If you are following the tour you have arrived here from the talented Debbie Henderson’s blog. This month I have two cards and one fun project inspired by friend Nicole from work.

Up first I have a fun bright card that definitely feels like Spring. The card base is a piece of Whisper White Card Stock. I took another piece of Whisper White and stamped it with the Simple Stems Stamp Set in Coastal Cabana, Daffodil Delight and Perfect Plum randomly. Next up is a piece of Gingham Garden Designer Series Paper. My greeting is from the Memorable Moments Stamp Brush Set and cut out from a piece of Elegant Eggplant with my E-Cutter. The you is from the Countless Sayings 1 Photopolymer Stamp Set and is stamped in Elegant Eggplant.  I used the 3/16″ Corner Rounder on the corners of the DSP and adhered it to the card with Stampin’ Dimensionals. My flagged piece of Whisper White is stamped with a stamp from the Perfect Pennants Stamp Set in Perfect Plum. A piece of twine from the Sweet Sorbet Accessory Pack is tied in a bow and adhered with a Mini Glue Dot. To finish the card I used the 1″ Circle Punch to punch out a piece of Eastern Elegance Designer Series Paper. In the middle is a piece of Elegant Eggplant, punched out with the Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack and I used some Crystal Effects on it to give it some shine.

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Next up is a card that reminds me of a country picnic. The base is Daffodil Delight Card Stock, a piece of Gingham Garden Designer Washi Tape goes across the top. Some Gingham Garden Designer Series Paper Is flagged and also used for the center of the Tea Lace Paper Doily, punched out with the 2 1/2″ Circle Punch. The tag is from the Notable Notions Stamp Set and is stamped in Island Indigo. I used the Chalk Talk Framelits Dies to cut it out and stamped the flowers from the Springtime Hello Stamp Set, stamped in Pear Pizzaz. Tucked under the tag is a piece of 1 1/4″ Burlap Ribbon that is flagged too. My greeting is also from the Notable Notions Stamp Set, I stamped it in Night of Navy on one of the Essentials Wooden Elements. Love that it fits right on there!

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My final project is the one that I mentioned was inspired by my friend Nicole. She came into work one day with her Country Living Magazine and showed me this neat project. It was a set of coasters made from Mason Jar lids with some cork that was stamped with Staz-On. I thought they were so cool and would make a fun gift. I found some lids on Amazon and I already had a ton of the adhesive cork sheet. I cut the cork sheet out using my Circles Collection Framelits. The images are from the By the Tide Stamp Set and are stamped in Jet Black Staz-On. I decided that they needed to be dressed up a bit so I used one of the Mini Muslin Bags and stamped the lobster from the same set in Cherry Cobbler. My tag is made with the Angled Tag Topper Punch and still more of the stamps are stamped in Marina Mist, Soft Suede and Smoky Slate. I slid the coasters in and tied the tag to the bag. Pretty neat little gift right?! Nicole thought they were!

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I hope that you enjoyed my projects for this month’s Control Freaks Blog Tour. Now you are off to see what clever Barb Mullikin has in store for you! Enjoy the rest of the tour!

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Stampin’ Up! products used:

Card 1:

Card Stock: Whisper White and Elegant Eggplant

Designer Series Paper: Gingham Garden and Eastern Elegance

Ink: Coastal Cabana, Daffodil Delight, Perfect Plum and Elegant Eggplant Classic Stampin’ Ink

Stamp Sets: Simple Stems and Perfect Pennants Clear Mount and Countless Sayings 1 Photopolymer

MDS: Moments Ago Stamp Brush Set

Embellishments: Sweet Sorbet Accessory Pack and Crystal Effects

Punches: 1″ Circle Punch and Itty Bitty Shapes Pack

Tools: E-Cutter, Stamp-a-ma-jig, Mini Glue Dots, Stampin’ Dimensionals and SNAIL

Card 2:

Card Stock: Daffodil Delight and Whisper White

Designer Series Paper: Gingham Garden

Stamp Sets: Notable Notions and Springtime Hello Clear Mount

Ink: Night of Navy, Island Indigo and Pear Pizzaz Classic Stampin’ Ink

Framelits: Chalk Talk

Punch: 2 1/2″ Circle Punch

Embellishments: Tea Lace Paper Doily, Essentials Wooden Elements and 1 1/4″ Burlap Ribbon

Tools: Big Shot, Stamp-a-ma-jig, Sticky Strip, Stampin’ Dimensionals and SNAIL

Coasters:

Card Stock: Very Vanilla

Ink: Cherry Cobbler, Marina Mist, Smoky Slate and Soft Suede Classic Stampin’ Ink

Specialty Ink: Jet Black Staz-On

Stamp Set: By the Tide Clear Mount

Framelits: Circles Collection

Punch: Scallop Tag Topper

Tools: Big Shot and Stamp-a-ma-jig

NON Stampin’ Up!: Mason Jar Lids and Adhesive Cork Sheet

Paper Players 187 & Pics

I know I say it every Monday, that weekend just flew by. I guess what they say is true, time does fly when you are having fun. I had a nice morning in Manhattan and yes I have a few pictures for you. It was quite cold and windy, which of course made it feel much colder than it was. I got in a little early so I got to go to Starbucks and have a cup of coffee and just relax for an hour. I try to get in early so I can do that, I need it. I was on the Upper West Side and walked over to Riverside Drive on 87th Street. When I got to the end of the block and looked left I saw this really neat monument. I later discovered that it is the Soldiers and Sailors Monument to honor those that served in the Union Army during the Civil War. You can click HERE to learn more about it.

Soldiers and Sailors Monument

After I crossed the street and took a picture of Riverside Park and the Hudson River. If it was Summer you would have to go down in the park to take a picture of the river because all of the leaves would be on the trees.

Riverside Park & the Hudson

I decided that I was going to meet my friend Kim for lunch and she is on the East Side. I thought a little exercise was in order so I decided to walk over through Central Park. I don’t know if I have mentioned this but I can never get through the park without getting lost. You may laugh but none of the paths go straight across, they all curve. I decided to stay close to the reservoir since I have had success before! LOL! I came across this little bridge that leads up to the path that goes around it and I thought it was neat. I believe it’s called Bridge #27, I kid you not!

Central Park - Bridge #27

You can see some people running around the Reservoir getting in their exercise too! I’m not a runner, unless I’m being chased! When I came out of the park I was near the Guggenheim Museum, I thought you might like to see that too!

Guggenheim Museum

If you want to read a little more about the Guggenheim you can click HERE. It a fun building right? With all of the round edges along side all of the sharp ones of the other buildings.

No on to today’s post, Monday means it’s time for this week’s Paper Players challenge and this week clever Jaydee has a Clean & Simple Spring one for us…

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I really do love that Sale-A-Bration Designer Series Paper but I have another favorite that I wanted to use more! My card starts off with a base of Whisper White Card Stock. I took another piece of Whisper White and used the Ovals Collection Framelits to cut out a window in the lower right corner. The stamped images are from the Happy Watercolor Stamp Set. My flowers are stamped twice, both times in Basic Black, once on the main panel and again on another piece of Whisper White. I used my Blender Pen and some Bermuda Bay Ink to color in the flowers and cut them put with my Paper Snips. The dots are stamped in Encore Gold Metallic Ink randomly. A piece of Watercolor Wonder Designer Washi Tape goes down the left side and Stampin’ Dimensionals adhere the flowers to the panel and the panel to the card. My greeting is from the Moments Ago Stamp Brush set and is cut out from a piece of Bermuda Bay with my E-Cutter. Some 2-Way Glue holds in inside the window. The butterfly is a piece of Gold Foil Sheet that I cut out with the Beautiful Wings Embosslit to finish off the card. I really like this card a lot, it’s simple and soft. I love the Bermuda Bay and the Gold together, but then again gold makes everything better right?! I really hope that you enjoyed my card for this week’s Paper Players challenge. I also hope you enjoyed the Manhattan pics! Thank you so much for coming by to see what I’m up to! Have a great Monday! 🙂

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Stampin’ Up! products used:

Card Stock: Whisper White and Bermuda Bay

Specialty Card Stock: Gold Foil Sheet

Ink: Basic Black and Bermuda Bay Classic Stampin’ Ink

Specialty Ink: Encore Gold Metallic

Stamp Set: Happy Water Color Clear Mount

MDS: Moments Ago Stamp Brush Set

Framelits: Ovals Collection

Embosslit: Beautiful Wings

Embellishments: Watercolor Wonder Designer Washi Tape

Tools: Big Shot, E-Cutter, Paper Snips, Stamp-a-ma-jig, 2-Way Glue, Stampin’ Dimensionals and SNAIL

Happy Watercolor CM

Moments Ago Stamp Brush Set

Ovals Collection Framelits

Beautiful Wings Embosslit

Watercolor Wonder Designer Washi Tape

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 time for Sale-A-Bration! January 28th thru March 31st get a free product from the 2014 Sale-A-Bration Catalog for every $50 you spend (does not include tax and shipping). Click HERE for a PDF of the Catalog!

Big Clearance Rack Sale starts today! New items added up to 80% off!

It’s here! The 2014 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 two newest sets are Sweetie Pie and Sweetie Pie Frames. It’s a completely clear stamping option you are going to love!

SUO Challenges 92 & Satellite Lane!

A very happy Tuesday to you! Why is it a very happy Tuesday, you ask? We’ll get to that in a minute. We had some snow flurries yesterday morning just to remind us that winter is still not over, but it did manage to get up to 50° in the afternoon, which is tropical compared to what most of the winter has been, in the 20’s! Work was productive and quiet again. Last night I came home, made a card, and plotted with Andrew (again, you’ll see why soon). Okay, okay, enough suspense. Last Wednesday I told you that Andrew and his a cappella group, Satellite Lane, had a big announcement. Well, today’s the day! And who better to tell you about it than Andrew himself?!

Hello there, JK Cards readers! Before I even get started with my announcement, I want to thank you all. So many of you have been concerned about me when I had surgery back in December, when I got really sick in January, and I’ve had quite a few requests to make another card to post on Justin’s blog! I never thought that making a cameo on the blog would turn me into such a celebrity! LOL! I obviously look at Justin’s post every day and I look at all the comments, too. Your sincerity and kindness is truly appreciated! I was just waiting for the right time to thank everyone, and now seemed appropriate. Now on to the exciting announcement! Before I get to the actual announcement, let me give you all a little background on Satellite Lane. We are a group of seven geeky teachers who came together to make music two years ago. In that time, we’ve done some pretty awesome things like sing for people’s wedding proposals, compete in major competitions, and have concerts with groups that are known world wide. All of that has been great, but our announcement today may be our biggest one yet! After a lot of hard work, we are proud to release our first official single, “Geeky Girl”! If any of you like nerdy TV shows, comics, video games, or any other geeky stuff, this is the song for you! If you don’t like any of those things, it’s still a pretty catchy tune, so you should give it a listen! You can get a preview of the song HERE, and it is available for purchase on Loudr.fm HERE. We are really proud of how it came out and we’re hoping we can get as many people as possible to get the word out! So, if you like the song, share the link with your friends, post it on your blog, post it on Facebook, and don’t forget to buy a copy for yourself! As I said before, your help and support for me in general has been amazing, I can’t thank you all enough! I hope you enjoy the song, and I promise, I’ll make another card this week! Thank you so much for your time, it is greatly appreciated.

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Wow! Sorry for that, once he gets typing, there’s no stopping him. LOL! Thanks for reading his book, it’s the first in a series. Ha ha ha! All joking aside, I heard several drafts of the song throughout the process and have had my copy since last week on repeat. It’s really a great song and brings back so many memories! I really hope you enjoy it. Now on to today’s business, my design team card for this week’s SUO Challenges. And this time around we asked you to use pinks and purples in your project.

My card starts off with a base of Blushing Bride Card Stock. The background is a piece of Afternoon Picnic Designer Series Paper. I really like the look of notebook paper and we really don’t have any, but it’s not really that hard to create. I took a piece of Very Vanilla and used the “Vintage” Spiral Border Punch (a favorite of mine) and a Wisteria Wonder Stampin’ Write Market to draw the lines. Ta-da! Instant notebook paper! Two banners, one in Wisteria Wonder cut out with the Banners Collection Framelits and embossed with the Beautifully Baroque Textured Impressions Embossing Folder, and the other a piece of Very Vanilla stamped in Blushing Bride with the Hearts a Flutter Stamp Set and cut out with the Hearts a Flutter Framelits Dies. Two butterflies from the Papillon Potpourri Stamp Set, stamped in Blushing Bride, are punched out with the Elegant Butterfly Punch and adhered to the card with Stampin’ Dimensionals. My greeting is from the Moments Ago Stamp Brush Set and is cut out with my E-Cutter from a piece of Elegant Eggplant. On the top is a Subtles Designer Series Button with some Linen Thread tied in a bow. How’s that for some pink and purple?! And by the way, I really think we should start a petition to bring back the Spiral Border Punch! So there you have my card for the SUO Challenges. Click HERE to visit the blog and see what the other designers have done with the challenge and let’s see what you come up with! As always, I appreciate your time, but today I have to say that I think Andrew appreciates it more seeing as he took up more of it. LOL! Thanks again for stopping by today, and have a musical Tuesday!

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Stampin’ Up! products used:

Card Stock: Blushing Bride, Very Vanilla, Wisteria Wonder and Elegant Eggplant

Designer Series Paper: Afternoon Picnic

Ink: Blushing Bride Classic Stampin’ Ink

Stamp Sets: Papillon Potpourri and Hearts a Flutter Clear Mount

Stampin’ Write Marker: Wisteria Wonder

MDS: Moments Ago Stamp Brush Set

Framelits: Banners and Hearts a Flutter

Embossing Folder: Beautifully Baroque

Punches: Elegant Butterfly and Spiral Border (Vintage)

Embellishments: Subtles Designer Series Buttons and Linen Thread

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

Papillion Potpourri CM

Hearts a Flutter CM

Moments Ago Stamp Brush Set

Banners Framelits

Hearts a Flutter Framelits

Afternoon Picnic DSP

Elegant Butterfly Punch

Beautifully Baroque TIEF

Linen Thread

Subtles Designer Buttons

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 time for Sale-A-Bration! January 28th thru March 31st get a free product from the 2014 Sale-A-Bration Catalog for every $50 you spend (does not include tax and shipping). Click HERE for a PDF of the Catalog!

Big Clearance Rack Sale starts today! New items added up to 80% off!

It’s here! The 2014 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 latest one is Sans and Stripes. It’s a completely clear stamping option you are going to love!

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Happy Hump Day peeps! It’s still chilly here but we’re supposed to go up a few degrees today and continue until we finally hit the 40’s by Friday! Not much to report about from yesterday. It was a quiet day at work and Andrew came over last night and we worked on some design stuff for Satellite Lane. They have a big announcement coming up next week, so stay tuned for that! I’ll be at their show on Friday as well and I’ll be sure to have some pictures for you.

It’s Wednesday and you know what that means, it’s time for this week’s Paper Craft Crew sketch challenge…

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I decided to use some much neglected supplies for today’s card, my Epic Day This and That goodies! Today’s card base is Calypso Coral and the background is a piece of Epic Day This and That Designer Series Paper. The panel in the middle is another piece of the DSP backed by a piece of Basic Gray and the left side is cut with the Finishing Touches Edgelits. The two chevrons are from the Chevron Punch Kit-Digital Download and are cut out with my E-Cutter from a piece of Crumb Cake. The sticker in the middle is from the Epic Day This and That Designer Stickers. I backed it with some Whisper White and adhered it to the card with Stampin’ Dimensionals. The paper clip is one of the Hung Up Cute Clips. Lastly, the greeting is from the Just Sayin’ Stamp Set; it’s stamped in Basic Gray on Pool Party and cut out with the Word Bubbles Framelits. I really am having a lot of fun with the E-Cutter, I think the chevrons are really neat! And it was good to use some stuff that I haven’t used in a while. I appreciate you coming by to see my Design Team card for this week’s Paper Craft Crew sketch challenge. Take some time to stop by the blog to see what the other designers have come up with and don’t forget to enter your card in the gallery. Have a wonderful Wednesday!

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Stampin’ Up! products used:

Card Stock: Calypso Coral, Basic Gray, Whisper White, Crumb Cake and Pool Party

Designer Series Paper: Epic Day This and That

Ink: Basic Gray Classic Stampin’ Ink

Stamp Set: Just Sayin’ Clear Mount

Framelits: Word Bubbles

Edgelits: Finishing Touches

Embellishments: Hung Up Cute Clips

MDS: Chevron Punch Kit

Tools: Big Shot, E-Cutter, Stampin’ Dimensionals and SNAIL

Just Sayin' CM

This and That Epic Day DSP

Epic Day This and That Designer Stickers

Word Bubble Framelits

Finishing Touches Edgelits Dies

Hung Up Cute Clips

Chevron Punch Kit

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 time for Sale-A-Bration! January 28th thru March 31st get a free product from the 2014 Sale-A-Bration Catalog for every $50 you spend (does not include tax and shipping). Click HERE for a PDF of the Catalog!

Big Clearance Rack Sale starts today! New items added up to 80% off!

It’s here! The 2014 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 latest one is Sans and Stripes. It’s a completely clear stamping option you are going to love!

Feathered Gold Love You

I will give you fair warning that this post is very photo heavy! LOL! I decided that yesterday was going to be a relaxing day so I ended up not going to Manhattan. However, my friend Kim did take a walk through Central Park and was kind enough to send me some pictures! We’ll get to those in a minute. Yesterday morning I got up and did some crafty things. I had a project sitting on my desk that I wanted to finish, it’s my card for today and I LOVE it! I ran some errands with Andrew and we had some Sonic for lunch. After I came home and finished some more projects. The rest of the day was quiet except for some car trouble for Andrew which hopefully turns out to be covered by a recall. Oh, remember that wine that I told you about the other day? Well, I went back to Stew Leonard’s and I remembered to take a picture of the sign:

Layer Cake Malbec

Doesn’t that sound delicious?!?! Believe me it was! I tend to prefer a Pinot Noir but I really like this one too!

Now for some Manhattan pictures. The first one is a wide shot of the Conservatory Garden. In the warmer weather they are filled with flowers. I’ll make sure and go in the spring to show you the difference.

Conservatory Garden

In the center you can see the Untermyer Fountain. Walter Schott’s Three Dancing Maidens depicts a circle of three young women whose dresses cling to their wet bodies as if they were perpetually in the fountain’s spray. Here is a close up of the fountain:

Untermyer Fountain

Pretty neat isn’t it? You can go HERE to read a little more about the three ladies.

Ok, now on to my card for today. I was inspired by a card that I saw on Pinterest and I needed to make a card with lots of goodies on it and this definitely has a lot of stuff! I also made an exception to a rule I try to never break; I used glitter! I’ll be cleaning that up for a while! My card base is a piece of Whisper White Card Stock. Across the top is a piece of paper from the Kaleidoscope Designer Series Paper. The top right and lower left corners are rounded. The next thing I did was stamp the arrows from the Peachy Keen Stamp Set in Encore Gold Metallic Ink. I used a piece of Gold Fancy Foil Designer Vellum for my “background” and stamped the love from the Best of Love Stamp Set in Basic Black. My arrow is one of the pieces from the Essentials Wooden Elements and the XOXO is from the Quite the Pair Stamp Set and is stamped also in Basic Black. Three stars are cut out from Gold Foil Sheet, one using an element from the Circle Card Thinlits and two with the Merry Minis Punch Pack. In the upper right is one of the mini clothespins from the Tag a Bag Accessory Kit with a piece of Gold Bakers Twine tied in a bow. In the clip are two feathers that I cut out with my e-cutter and the Feathered Woodcuts Digital Kit. I then heat embossed them with Gold Stampin’ Emboss Powder. A small piece of Basic Black that I flagged is on top. Finally I used my e-cutter to cut out the you, it’s the American Typewriter Font and is covered in Gold Stampin’ Glitter. I love this card! The colors and all of the elements work well together and are fun! I’m really having a good time with my e-cutter too. The Feathered Woodcuts is definitely my favorite MDS file so far! I really hope that you enjoyed my card for today. Special thanks to Kim for the pictures and I thank you very much for coming by to see it all and hope that you have a great Sunday everyone! 🙂

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Stampin’ Up! products used:

Card Stock: Whisper White, Sahara Sand and Basic Black

Specialty Card Stock: Gold Foil Sheet

Specialty Paper: Gold Fancy Foil Designer Vellum

Ink: Encore Gold Metallic and Basic Black Classic Stampin’ Ink

Specialty Ink: Versa-Mark

Embossing Powder: Gold Stampin’ Emboss

Thinlits: Circle Card

Punch: Merry Minis Pack

Embellishments: Tag a Bag Accessory Kit, Essentials Wooden Elements, Gold Bakers Twine and Gold Stampin’ Glitter

Tools: Big Shot, Heat Tool, e-cutter, Stamp-a-ma-jig, Multipurpose Glue, Stampin’ Dimensionals and SNAIL

Software: My Digital Studio and Silhouette Studio Designer Edition

MDS Files: Feathered Woodcuts

Peachy Keen CM

Quite the Pair CM

Best of Love CM

Feathered Woodcuts

Kaleidoscope Designer Series Paper

Gold Fancy Foil Vellum

Circle Card Thinlits Dies

Merry Minis Punch Pack

Tag a Bag Accessory Kit

Essentials Wooden Elements

Gold Silver Bakers Twine

Gold Stampin' Emboss Powder

Silver Gold Stampin' Glitter

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 time for Sale-A-Bration! January 28th thru March 31st get a free product from the 2014 Sale-A-Bration Catalog for every $50 you spend (does not include tax and shipping). Click HERE for a PDF of the Catalog!

Big Clearance Rack Sale starts today! New items added up to 80% off!

It’s here! The 2014 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 latest one is Sans and Stripes. It’s a completely clear stamping option you are going to love!

Control Freaks February Blog Tour

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Hello everyone and welcome to this month’s Control Freaks Blog Tour. This month we had an “anything goes” kind of theme. We could choose pretty much anything we wanted, fun! If you are following the tour you have arrived here from the talented Barb Mullikin’s blog. I have three cards and they are completely different from anything I’ve done before. I’ve used MDS and my e-cutter to make them. Let’s get started, shall we?!

My first card uses a bold, bright color combination. The card base is Crumb Cake. Next up is a layer of Pistachio Pudding and on top of that is a piece of Crisp Cantaloupe that I embossed with the Arrows Textured Impressions Embossing Folder. I used MDS and my e-cutter to cut out the mustaches from the the Many Mustaches Stamp Brush Set and the greeting from the Moments Ago Stamp Brush Set. Both cut out from Coastal Cabana, the mustaches are adhered with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the “awesome” with 2-Way Glue. A fun simple card and the bold color is definitely not for the feign of heart!

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My second card is a little more subdued. The base of the card is Crumb Cake Card Stock and my background is a piece of Very Vanilla. Across the lower half of the card is some Retro Fresh This and That Designer Washi Tape. My feather is from the Feathered Woodcuts Kit-Digital Download and my banner is from the One Big Sale-A-Bration 2014 Digital Ensemble. The feather is cut out from Crumb Cake and the banner from Coastal Cabana. I really love the detail on the feather and the Washi Tape sets the whole card off nicely.

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My last card hits very close to home! I used Baked Brown Sugar for my card base. On top of that is a piece of Coastal Cabana and my background is a piece of Soft Sky embossed with the Stylish Stripes Textured Impressions Embossing Folder. My “hello” greeting is from the Moments Ago Stamp Brush Set and is adhered to the card with 2-Way Glue. The New York state is from the Fifty Nifty Kit-Digital Download and is cut out of Baked Brown Sugar. I added a Basic Jewels Rhinestone to show you all where I fall on the map! A simple, but fun card and with the Fifty Nifty Kit you can cut out any state you want!

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So there you have my first foray into the world of My Digital Studio and e-cutters! I still think I prefer the traditional way to make cards but it does add some more options to your crafting arsenal doesn’t it?! There was a little bit of a learning curve but once I figured it all out I had a lot of fun! I hope that you enjoyed my projects for this month’s Control Freaks Blog Tour. Now you are off to see what clever Debbie Henderson has in store for you! Enjoy the rest of the tour! 🙂

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Stampin’ Up! products used:

Card 1:

Card Stock: Crumb Cake, Pistachio Pudding, Crisp Cantaloupe and Coastal Cabana

MDS: Many Mustaches and Moments Ago Stamp Brush Sets

Embossing Folder: Arrows

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

Moments Ago Stamp Brush Set

Many Mustaches

Arrows TIEF

Card 2:

Card Stock: Crumb Cake, Very Vanilla and Coastal Cabana

MDS: Feathered Woodcuts Kit-Digital Download and One Big Sale-A-Bration 2014 Digital Ensemble

Embellishments: Retro Fresh This and That Designer Washi Tape

Tools: E-Cutter, Stampin’ Dimensionals and SNAIL

Feathered Woodcuts

Retro Fresh This And That Designer Washi Tape

Card 3:

Card Stock: Baked Brown Sugar, Coastal Cabana and Soft Sky

MDS: Moments Ago Stamp Brush Set and Fifty Nifty Kit-Digital Download

Embossing Folder: Stylish Stripes

Embellishment: Basic Jewels Rhinestones

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

Moments Ago Stamp Brush Set

Fifty Nifty

Basic Rhinestones