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Sale-A-Bration 2013 – Page 2 – jkcards

Freshly Made Sketches #76

Ahh… Thursday, you are so close to Friday and that makes it a good day! It snowed here but it didn’t start until around 10:00 last night so now they are saying that it won’t end until Friday night. I really hope that it’s just rain. I know, I complain a lot about snow but I have a convertible and she’s mad that she hasn’t gone topless in a while! 😉

Keeping to my schedule this week today is Freshly Made Sketches day. Thais week we have a sketch from Linda S….

Freshly Made Sketches #76

My card is based on Mary Fish’s tutorial that she posted earlier in the week. You can take a look at it here. I liked the punched out butterflies with the DSP behind them and the little ones in the middle and I thought it would work well with this sketch. The base of my card is Sahara Sand Card Stock. The Pool Party panel has the butterflies punched out using the Elegant Butterfly Punch. Behind it is a piece of Sycamore Street Designer Series Paper from Sale-A-Bration. I adhered the Pool Party panel over the DSP with Stampin’ Dimensionals. The little butterflies in the middle are punched out with the Bitty Butterfly Punch from Island Indigo. I stamped the buttons from the Itty Bitties Stamp Set in Tangerine Tango and punched them out with a standard hole punch. The bitty butterflies and the buttons are adhered with Mini Glue Dots. The greeting is from the Curly Cute Stamp Set and is also stamped in Tangerine Tango. I like the dimension and interest that the butterflies give the card while still keeping it simple. We all know that Sahara Sand is my new Crumb Cake! I hope that you like my Freshly Made Sketches card for this week’s challenge. Thanks for sharing some creativity with me today. Have a wonderful day everyone!

Stampin’ Up! products used:

Card Stock: Sahara Sand, Pool Party and Island Indigo

Designer Series Paper: Sycamore Street

Ink: Tangerine Tango Classic Stampin’ Ink

Stamp Sets: Curly Cute Clear Mount and Itty Bitties Wood Mount

Punches: Elegant Butterfly and Bitty Butterfly

Tools: Mini Glue Dots, Stampin’ Dimensionals and SNAIL

NON SU!: Standard Hole Punch

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Curly Cute CM

Itty Bitties WM

Sycamore Street DSP

Elegant Butterfly Punch

Bitty Butterfly Punch

Breaking News! Stampin’ Up! has released their first Photopolymer Stamp Set! It’s called Designer Typeset! The great thing about Photopolymer Stamps is that they are completely clear so you can see exactly where you are going to stamp. They work amazingly with our new Firm Foam Stampin’ Pads for great ink coverage. You are going to love them! This is a limited release so make sure you get one before it’s gone!

For a limited time you can get the Sent with Love Bundle now through April 30, 2013. It comes with the Sent with Love Clear Mount Stamp set, Sent with Love Designer Series Paper and a package of Calypso Coral Bakers Twine for only $25.50. That’s 20% off the price if you bought them individually!

Sale-A-Bration is here! If you spend $150 you will also get a pack of Silver Glimmer Paper to celebrate Stampin’ Up!’s 25 Anniversary in addition to $25 in Hostess money. Spend $400 (or host a party with $400 in total sales) and you get 8 FREE Sale-A-Bration items, the Silver Glimmer Paper and a Sycamore Street Product Bundle (Stamp Set, Ribbon, Buttons, Designer Series Paper) plus $65 in Hostess money and one item at 50% off. How cool is that?! (Does not include tax and shipping)

Do you ever feel the need to make something that means something but don’t think you have the time? Or you like to be creative but don’t want to buy a ton of supplies? Well, you don’t have any excuses anymore! Introducing Paper Pumpkin from Stampin’ Up! Each month you will receive a kit that contains all of the items (except adhesive) that you need to make a project, all for just $19.95. Each kit will ship out on or around the 15th of each month. You can cancel at any time, but who would want to?! Go ahead, sign up and get some crafting therapy for only $19.95 including shipping! Click here now! Don’t forget to choose me as your Demonstrator, Justin Krieger – Bethpage, NY! :-)

Don’t forget to check out the Anchor Rewards tab at the top. Earn 10 Anchors and get a FREE Stamp Set of your choice from any current catalog. If you purchase $150 worth of product you will be eligible for $25 in Host(ess) dollars to get one of the great new Host(ess) Sets or any other items from the NEW 2012-2013 Catalog or the NEW Spring Catalog!

SplitCoast Creative Crew March Challenges

Oh Monday, why must you arrive so soon?! Did you all have a good weekend? Mine was pretty good. I mentioned that I was going to the Chocolate Expo yesterday and I have to tell you I was not impressed. The place was way too small and there were far too many people and not nearly enough vendors. I think I will cross that off my list for next year! We did go to lunch after and that was fun, so not a total loss!

Today I have my cards for this month’s SplitCoast Creative Crew Challenges. The challenges are quite fun, I have a really good time making the cards for them. They also have a scrapbook page challenge, but I don’t do that one, I will one day! There are three cards in all so let’s get to the first one.

First up I have the card for the Holiday Focus and here is the challenge: Holiday Focus: Travel the road of words. Quote someone. Over the years Stampin’ Up! has quoted many people in their stamp. Use a wonderful quote as a focal point in your project. (You may use any quote that SU! has ever produced, even retired, but you must let us know the year of the stamp and the stampset name.)

I choose the Pursuit of Happiness Stamp Set and the quote is: “Do your little bit of good where you are. It’s those little bits of good put together that overwhelm the world” -Desmond Tutu. I stamped the sentiment on a piece of Window Sheet in Staz-On Opaque White Ink. Along the bottom I adhered a piece of cork shelf liner that I picked up from a home improvement store. The balloons are from the Collage Curios Stamp Set and are stamped in Tangerine Tango and cut out with my Paper Snips. Some Stampin’ Dimensionals adhere them to the Window Sheet. The card itself is a piece of Pacific Point Card stock. I stamped the image from The Open Sea Stamp Set in Pacific Point that I punched out with the 2 1/2″ Circle Punch. I like when you look at the card the balloons seem to float over it. They are like the little bits of good!

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The second card I have for you is for the Catalog Focus Challenge which is: Catalog Focus: Check out the Fan Fair Product Suite in the IBC, pp.106-117. Romance us with Elements of Style or Everything Eleanor. Take us away with Postage Due or Papillon Potpourri. Intrigue us with Daydream Medallions or Nature’s Price. Choose any of the beautiful stamp sets in this suite and amaze us!

I thought it would be neat to mix some of the suite with some Sale-A-Bration. The base of the card is Crumb Cake Card Stock. The main panel is a piece of Fan Fair Designer Series Paper that I backed with a piece of Crumb Cake for a little more heft. I stamped the phone box from the Feeling Sentimental Stamp Set in Riding Hood Red and the greeting is from the Vintage Verses, stamped in Island Indigo. The stamps along the edge are from the Postage Due Stamp Set and are stamped in Riding Hood Red and Island Indigo, I punched them out with the Postage Stamp Punch. The main panel is adhered to the card with Stampin’ Dimensionals. For a little extra I stamped the tickets from the That’s the Ticket Stamp Set in More Mustard, punched them out with the Ticket Duo Builder Punch and held them in place with a clip from the Hung Up Cute Clips Set. I really like the way that all 0f the sets work so well together!

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The third and final card is for the DSP Challenge:DSP/Color Focus: Let’s soar with the wonderful Fan Fair DSP and Island Indigo, which will be gone soon. Create a project with Island indigo and Fan Fair DSP or some of the colors in that DSP. You must use island indigo, though.

A simple birthday card was my thinking for  this challenge. The base of the card is Sahara Sand Card Stock. I used a piece of the Fan Fair Designer Series Paper and backed it with a piece of Island Indigo. The Gossamer Lace Wood Mount Stamp is stamped in Sahara Sand and I used the Essentials Paper-Piercing Pack and Paper-Piercing Tool to pierce the edge. The greeting is from the Best of Birthday’s Stamp Set and is stamped in Island Indigo, I punched it out with the Extra Large Oval Punch. Both pieces are adhered to the card with Stampin’ Dimensionals. It needed a little something more so I cut out some Riding Hood Red with the Beautiful Wings Embosslit and adhered them with some Stampin’ Dimensional pieces. I really like the Gossamer Lace as a backdrop and the piercing looks pretty neat around it.

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I hope that you enjoyed my cards for this month’s SplitCoast Creative Crew Challenge. Head on over to the gallery and see all of the other great projects the rest of the Design Team has come up with. You should play along too and have some fun! Hope to see your creations there. Thanks for taking some time to spend with me today. I hope that you all have a good Monday!

Stampin’ Up! products used:

Card 1:

Card Stock: Pacific Point and Whisper White

Ink: Pacific Point and Tangerine Tango Classic Stampin’ Ink

Specialty Ink: Staz-On Opaque White

Stamp Sets: Pursuit of Happiness, Collage Curios and The Open Sea Clear Mount

Punch: 2 1/2″ Circle

Tools: Stamp-a-ma-jig, Paper Snips, Stampin’ Dimensionals and SNAIL

Pursuit of Happiness CM

The Open Sea

Collage Curios CM

Card 2:

Card Stock: Crumb Cake and Very Vanilla

Designer Series Paper: Fan Fair

Ink: Riding Hood Red, Island Indigo and More Mustard Classic Stampin’ Ink

Stamp Sets: Postage Due, That’s the Ticket, Feeling Sentimental and Vintage Verses Clear Mount

Punches: Postage Stamp and Ticket Duo Builder

Embellishments: Hung Up Cute Clips

Tools: Stampin’ Dimensionals and SNAIL

Postage Due CM

That's the Ticket CM

Vinatge Verses

Feeling Sentimental

Hung Up Cute Clips

Card 3:

Card Stock: Sahara Sand, Whisper White, Island Indigo and Riding Hood Red

Designer Series Paper: Fan Fair

Ink: Sahara Sand and Island Indigo Classic Stampin’ Ink

Stamp Sets: Best of Birthdays Clear Mount and Gossamer Lace Wood Mount

Embosslits: Beautiful Wings

Punch: Extra Large Oval

Tools: Essentials Paper-Piercing Pack, Paper-Piercing Tool, Stampin’ Dimensionals and SNAIL

Best of Birthdays CM

Gossamer Lace WM

Fan Fair DSP

Essentials Paper-Piercing Pack

Beautiful Wings Embosslit

Extra Large Oval Punch

For a limited time you can get the Sent with Love Bundle now through April 30, 2013. It comes with the Sent with Love Clear Mount Stamp set, Sent with Love Designer Series Paper and a package of Calypso Coral Bakers Twine for only $25.50. That’s 20% off the price if you bought them individually!

Sale-A-Bration is here! If you spend $150 you will also get a pack of Silver Glimmer Paper to celebrate Stampin’ Up!’s 25 Anniversary in addition to $25 in Hostess money. Spend $400 (or host a party with $400 in total sales) and you get 8 FREE Sale-A-Bration items, the Silver Glimmer Paper and a Sycamore Street Product Bundle (Stamp Set, Ribbon, Buttons, Designer Series Paper) plus $65 in Hostess money and one item at 50% off. How cool is that?! (Does not include tax and shipping)

Do you ever feel the need to make something that means something but don’t think you have the time? Or you like to be creative but don’t want to buy a ton of supplies? Well, you don’t have any excuses anymore! Introducing Paper Pumpkin from Stampin’ Up! Each month you will receive a kit that contains all of the items (except adhesive) that you need to make a project, all for just $19.95. Each kit will ship out on or around the 15th of each month. You can cancel at any time, but who would want to?! Go ahead, sign up and get some crafting therapy for only $19.95 including shipping! Click here now! Don’t forget to choose me as your Demonstrator, Justin Krieger – Bethpage, NY! :-)

Don’t forget to check out the Anchor Rewards tab at the top. Earn 10 Anchors and get a FREE Stamp Set of your choice from any current catalog. If you purchase $150 worth of product you will be eligible for $25 in Host(ess) dollars to get one of the great new Host(ess) Sets or any other items from the NEW 2012-2013 Catalog or the NEW Spring Catalog!

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Woo hoo… we made it!! It’s Friday!! I know, I get way too excited about Friday! But I loves me some Friday!! Today is also pretty awesome because it’s my Dad’s birthday! Happy Birthday Dad!! He is by far the most amazing man I have ever met. He helps out everyone and is just awesome. I’m very lucky to have the parents that I have. Let’s see… what else… oh, weather! LOL! It was overcast yesterday but didn’t really rain as much it spit all day on and off. We are supposed to get some peeks of sun today. Even Mother Nature is happy it’s Friday!

Now on to today’s post which is for the ladies over at Create with Connie and Mary. This week we have a sketch…

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Hmm… I seem to think I have seen postage stamp shapes somewhere else recently… love them! I opted to turn the sketch sideways too. The base of my card is Whisper White Card Stock. I embossed a piece of Pool Party with the Vintage Wallpaper Textured Impressions Embossing Folder. Before I adhered it to the base I used some Sticky Strip to adhere the Island Indigo 3/8″ Ruffled Ribbon around the back and tied a piece of Calypso Coral 3/8″ Ruffled Ribbon on it. The stamped images are all from the Ciao, Baby! Stamp Set and are stamped in Island Indigo and Calypso Coral. I punched them out with the Petite Curly Label Punch that is in Sale-A-Bration now but will be in the new Annual Catalog too! Each of the stamped images are backed with Calypso Coral or Island Indigo that I punched out with the Curly Label Punch. Some Stampin’ Dimensionals hold them on the card. I love the Ciao, Baby! Stamps and the Petite Curly Label Punch. The fact that you can get it for free now is pretty awesome too! I hope that you enjoyed my Create with Connie and Mary sketch challenge card fort this week. Thank you for visiting and have an awesome Friday! 🙂

Stampin’ Up! products used:

Card Stock: Whisper White, Pool Party, Island Indigo and Calypso Coral

Ink: Island Indigo and Calypso Coral Classic Stampin’ Ink

Stamp Set: Ciao, Baby! Clear Mount

Embossing Folder: Vintage Wallpaper

Punches: Curly Label and Petite Curly Label

Embellishments: Island Indigo and Calypso Coral 3/8″ Ruffled Ribbon

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

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Ciao Baby! CM

Vintage Wallpaper Embossing Folder

Curly Label Punch

Petite Curly Label Punch

Island Indigo 3:8%22 Ruffled Ribbon

Calypso Coral Ruffled Ribbon

For a limited time you can get the Sent with Love Bundle now through April 30, 2013. It comes with the Sent with Love Clear Mount Stamp set, Sent with Love Designer Series Paper and a package of Calypso Coral Bakers Twine for only $25.50. That’s 20% off the price if you bought them individually!

Sale-A-Bration is here! If you spend $150 you will also get a pack of Silver Glimmer Paper to celebrate Stampin’ Up!’s 25 Anniversary in addition to $25 in Hostess money. Spend $400 (or host a party with $400 in total sales) and you get 8 FREE Sale-A-Bration items, the Silver Glimmer Paper and a Sycamore Street Product Bundle (Stamp Set, Ribbon, Buttons, Designer Series Paper) plus $65 in Hostess money and one item at 50% off. How cool is that?! (Does not include tax and shipping)

Do you ever feel the need to make something that means something but don’t think you have the time? Or you like to be creative but don’t want to buy a ton of supplies? Well, you don’t have any excuses anymore! Introducing Paper Pumpkin from Stampin’ Up! Each month you will receive a kit that contains all of the items (except adhesive) that you need to make a project, all for just $19.95. Each kit will ship out on or around the 15th of each month. You can cancel at any time, but who would want to?! Go ahead, sign up and get some crafting therapy for only $19.95 including shipping! Click here now! Don’t forget to choose me as your Demonstrator, Justin Krieger – Bethpage, NY! :-)

Don’t forget to check out the Anchor Rewards tab at the top. Earn 10 Anchors and get a FREE Stamp Set of your choice from any current catalog. If you purchase $150 worth of product you will be eligible for $25 in Host(ess) dollars to get one of the great new Host(ess) Sets or any other items from the NEW 2012-2013 Catalog or the NEW Spring Catalog!

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Well, that Monday felt longer than the whole weekend! How was your Monday? It was actually a pretty nice day here yesterday but all good things must come to an end and it’s supposed to start raining here later on today. I spoke to my friend Angie in Missouri today and she said they had a ton of snow and are supposed to get more, I told her better her than me!

It’s Tuesday so that means it’s Mojo Monday for today’s post. This week we have a lovely sketch from Julee Tllman…

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As always, I chose square, 4 1/4 x 4 1/4 to be exact! The base of my card is Midnight Muse Card Stock. I took a piece of Whisper White and stamped some images from the Clockworks Stamp Set in Midnight Muse. Some Soft Suede is embossed with the Argyle Textured Impressions Embossing Folder and flagged on the right side. The celebrate is form the Feeling Sentimental Stamp Set from Sale-A-Bration and is also stamped in Midnight Muse on River Rock and adhered to the card with Stampin’ Dimensionals. I stamped the pocket watch in Soft Suede on River Rock and cut it out with my Paper Snips. The 1 1/4″ Circle punch punches out the middle perfectly. The clock face is stamped in Midnight Muse on Whisper White and is punched out with the 1 3/8″ Circle Punch and adhered to the back with some 2-Way Glue. I stamped the hands and cut them out with my Paper Snips too. A Metallic 3/16″ Brad holds it to the face and a Stampin’ Dimensional adheres it to the card. Some great neutrals paired with Midnight Muse and you have an awesome masculine birthday card. I hope you enjoyed my card for this week’s Mojo Monday Sketch Challenge. Thanks so much for taking some time to stop by today. Have yourselves a great day! 🙂

Stampin’ Up! products used:

Card Stock: Whisper White, Midnight Muse, River Rock and Soft Suede

Ink: Soft Suede and Midnight Muse Classic Stampin’ Ink

Stamp Sets: Clockworks and Feeling Sentimental Clear Mount

Embossing Folder: Argyle

Punches: 1 1/4″ Circle and 1 3/8″ Circle

Embellishments: Metallic 3/16″ Brads

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

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Clockworks CM

Feeling Sentimental

Argyle Textured Impressions Embossing Folder

1 1:4%22 Circle

1 3:8%22 Circle Punch

Brads Metallic 3:16

For a limited time you can get the Sent with Love Bundle now through April 30, 2013. It comes with the Sent with Love Clear Mount Stamp set, Sent with Love Designer Series Paper and a package of Calypso Coral Bakers Twine for only $25.50. That’s 20% off the price if you bought them individually!

Sale-A-Bration is here! If you spend $150 you will also get a pack of Silver Glimmer Paper to celebrate Stampin’ Up!’s 25 Anniversary in addition to $25 in Hostess money. Spend $400 (or host a party with $400 in total sales) and you get 8 FREE Sale-A-Bration items, the Silver Glimmer Paper and a Sycamore Street Product Bundle (Stamp Set, Ribbon, Buttons, Designer Series Paper) plus $65 in Hostess money and one item at 50% off. How cool is that?! (Does not include tax and shipping)

Do you ever feel the need to make something that means something but don’t think you have the time? Or you like to be creative but don’t want to buy a ton of supplies? Well, you don’t have any excuses anymore! Introducing Paper Pumpkin from Stampin’ Up! Each month you will receive a kit that contains all of the items (except adhesive) that you need to make a project, all for just $19.95. Each kit will ship out on or around the 15th of each month. You can cancel at any time, but who would want to?! Go ahead, sign up and get some crafting therapy for only $19.95 including shipping! Click here now! Don’t forget to choose me as your Demonstrator, Justin Krieger – Bethpage, NY! :-)

Don’t forget to check out the Anchor Rewards tab at the top. Earn 10 Anchors and get a FREE Stamp Set of your choice from any current catalog. If you purchase $150 worth of product you will be eligible for $25 in Host(ess) dollars to get one of the great new Host(ess) Sets or any other items from the NEW 2012-2013 Catalog or the NEW Spring Catalog!

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I say it every Monday but the weekend just flew by! I was in Manhattan yesterday morning, I slept late so I missed breakfast but did have lunch with Kimmie. I took the train in so I got some stuff done on my iPad which was nice. The subway at 34th Street smelled unusually like a bathroom today, always a pleasant way to begin a ride. I hope that you all had a nice weekend, albeit a short one. 🙂

Today’s post is for the Pals Paper Arts sketch. First, thank you to Mary Fish (one of the first blogs I followed!) for choosing my card for her pick! You can see the winners list on Pals site here and my original post here. Now for today’s card we have a sketch from Margaret Moody…

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I decided to keep my card very monochrome. The base of the card is Rich Razzleberry Card Stock. I rounded three of the corners with the 3/4″ Circle Punch and did the same to the Whisper White background piece. The Let’s Celebrate and the cake are from the Make a Wish Stamp Set and both are stamped in Rich Razzleberry. The cake is cut out with the Ovals Collection Framelits Dies and backed with a piece of Rich Razzleberry, also cut out with the Ovals, and pierced around the edge with the Occasion Paper-Piercing Pack and Paper-Piercing Tool. The two strips of paper are from the Sycamore Street Designer Series Paper Pack from Sale-A-Bration. The only thing left to do was adhere the cake to the card with some Stampin’ Dimensionals. The simplicity of the card and the monochromatic color makes it good for a a guy or a girl. I hope that you enjoyed my Pals Paper Arts card. Thank you for checking and have yourselves a pleasant day!

Stampin’ Up! products used:

Card Stock: Whisper White and Rich Razzleberry

Designer Series Paper: Sycamore Street

Ink: Rich Razzleberry Classic Stampin’ Ink

Stamp Set: Make a Wish Clear Mount

Framelits: Ovals Collection

Punch: 3/4″ Circle

Tools: Big Shot, Occasions Paper-Piercing Pack, Paper-Piercing Tool, Stampin’ Dimensionals and SNAIL

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Make a Wish CM

Sycamore Street DSP

Ovals Collection Framelits

Occasions Paper-Piercing Pack

3:4%22 Circle Punch

For a limited time you can get the Sent with Love Bundle now through April 30, 2013. It comes with the Sent with Love Clear Mount Stamp set, Sent with Love Designer Series Paper and a package of Calypso Coral Bakers Twine for only $25.50. That’s 20% off the price if you bought them individually!

Sale-A-Bration is here! If you spend $150 you will also get a pack of Silver Glimmer Paper to celebrate Stampin’ Up!’s 25 Anniversary in addition to $25 in Hostess money. Spend $400 (or host a party with $400 in total sales) and you get 8 FREE Sale-A-Bration items, the Silver Glimmer Paper and a Sycamore Street Product Bundle (Stamp Set, Ribbon, Buttons, Designer Series Paper) plus $65 in Hostess money and one item at 50% off. How cool is that?! (Does not include tax and shipping)

Do you ever feel the need to make something that means something but don’t think you have the time? Or you like to be creative but don’t want to buy a ton of supplies? Well, you don’t have any excuses anymore! Introducing Paper Pumpkin from Stampin’ Up! Each month you will receive a kit that contains all of the items (except adhesive) that you need to make a project, all for just $19.95. Each kit will ship out on or around the 15th of each month. You can cancel at any time, but who would want to?! Go ahead, sign up and get some crafting therapy for only $19.95 including shipping! Click here now! Don’t forget to choose me as your Demonstrator, Justin Krieger – Bethpage, NY! :-)

Don’t forget to check out the Anchor Rewards tab at the top. Earn 10 Anchors and get a FREE Stamp Set of your choice from any current catalog. If you purchase $150 worth of product you will be eligible for $25 in Host(ess) dollars to get one of the great new Host(ess) Sets or any other items from the NEW 2012-2013 Catalog or the NEW Spring Catalog!

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Happy Friday to you all! I’m always happy on Friday! It is still bitterly cold here and windy. It’s supposed to rain and possibly snow a little over the weekend, mostly on Saturday. It sounds to me like that will make it a perfect crafty day! Who doesn’t like a rainy day to just sit inside and create?! What are you all up to this weekend?

Since it’s Friday that means it’s Create with Connie and Mary day! This week the talented ladies have given us a color challenge…

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I was a little puzzled when I first saw it. I thought flowers possibly and then I thought that one of my favorite sets might work well with them. I started off with a base of Daffodil Delight Card Stock. For the main panel I masked off the middle with a piece of printer paper and stamped the images from the Fine Feathers Stamp Set in Melon Mambo and Basic Gray. I removed the mask and used my Stamp-a-ma-jig to stamp the greeting from the Vintage Verses Stamp Set that is part of Sale-A-Bration in Basic Gray. Two thin strips of Melon Mambo are adhered with 2-Way Glue along the top and bottom of the middle of the panel. I adhered some Basic Gray behind it and then adhered it to the base. For a little finishing touch I stamped another feather in Daffodil Delight, cut it out with my Paper Snips and adhered it to the card with Stampin’ Dimensionals. I really do love the Fine Feather Stamp Set and the colors work pretty well with it I think! I hope that you enjoyed my Create with Connie and Mary color challenge card for this week. Thank you so much for spending some time with me today and I hope that you have a fun Friday!

Stampin’ Up! products used:

Card Stock: Whisper White, Daffodil Delight, Basic Gray and Melon Mambo

Ink: Melon Mambo, Basic Gray and Daffodil Delight Classic Stampin’ Ink

Stamp Sets: Fine Feathers and Vintage Verses Clear Mount

Tools: Paper Snips, 2-Way Glue, Stampin’ Dimensionals and SNAIL

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For a limited time you can get the Sent with Love Bundle now through April 30, 2013. It comes with the Sent with Love Clear Mount Stamp set, Sent with Love Designer Series Paper and a package of Calypso Coral Bakers Twine for only $25.50. That’s 20% off the price if you bought them individually!

Sale-A-Bration is here! If you spend $150 you will also get a pack of Silver Glimmer Paper to celebrate Stampin’ Up!’s 25 Anniversary in addition to $25 in Hostess money. Spend $400 (or host a party with $400 in total sales) and you get 8 FREE Sale-A-Bration items, the Silver Glimmer Paper and a Sycamore Street Product Bundle (Stamp Set, Ribbon, Buttons, Designer Series Paper) plus $65 in Hostess money and one item at 50% off. How cool is that?! (Does not include tax and shipping)

Do you ever feel the need to make something that means something but don’t think you have the time? Or you like to be creative but don’t want to buy a ton of supplies? Well, you don’t have any excuses anymore! Introducing Paper Pumpkin from Stampin’ Up! Each month you will receive a kit that contains all of the items (except adhesive) that you need to make a project, all for just $19.95. Each kit will ship out on or around the 15th of each month. You can cancel at any time, but who would want to?! Go ahead, sign up and get some crafting therapy for only $19.95 including shipping! Click here now! Don’t forget to choose me as your Demonstrator, Justin Krieger – Bethpage, NY! :-)

Don’t forget to check out the Anchor Rewards tab at the top. Earn 10 Anchors and get a FREE Stamp Set of your choice from any current catalog. If you purchase $150 worth of product you will be eligible for $25 in Host(ess) dollars to get one of the great new Host(ess) Sets or any other items from the NEW 2012-2013 Catalog or the NEW Spring Catalog!

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Hello everyone! Did you enjoy the Control Freaks February Blog Tour yesterday?! I thought it was great! Such amazing projects all made with supplies from the Spring Catalog. They should help get your creativity flowing for a bit. Now for your weather update! LOL! It was really cold and windy here all day yesterday and it’s supposed to be cold today and windy too so more of the same from yesterday. Oh Spring… where are you?!

Today I have my Paper Craft Crew Design Team Card for you. It’s a day late due to the tour yesterday, better late than never! This week we have a sketch for you…

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There are some nice layers on this one and I wanted to use some old and some new so here is what I came up with. The base of my card is Whisper White Card Stock. The background is a simple piece of Early Espresso. On the top part is a piece of paper from the Sycamore Street Designer Series Paper Pack that is part of Sale-A-Bration. A small square of Early Espresso is on top of that to the right and there are three white Neutrals Brads in the right corner. Next up is a strip of Summer Starfruit that I stamped in Early Espresso with the Amazing Accent Stampin’ Around Wheel. The circle is a piece of Whisper White that I punched out with the 2 1/2″ Circle Punch. For the flowers I used the World Treasures Stamp Set and stamped them in Summer Starfruit. The greeting is from the Bloomin’ Marvelous Stamp Set that is also part of Sale-A-Bration and is stamped in Early Espresso. A piece of Early Espresso 1/4″ Stitched Grosgrain Ribbon is adhered around the back of the Summer Starfruit piece. I used a Naturals Designer Button and a white brad from a recent clearance rack purchase that I cut the legs off of and adhered to the button with Mini Glue Dots on the top of the button. Under it is a piece of Whisper White that I stamped with the teeny butterflies from the Itty Bitties Stamp Set in Early Espresso and punched out with the Jewelry Tag Punch. I like the way the mix of patterns from the paper and stamps works together and I love the colors. I hope that you enjoyed my Paper Craft Crew Design Team card for this week’s sketch challenge. Head on over to the blog and see what my teammates have come up with and enter a card of you own for me to take a look at! Thank you so much for taking some time to visit me today. I hope you all have a glorious day! 🙂

Stampin’ Up! products used:

Card Stock: Whisper White, Early Espresso and Summer Starfruit

Designer Series Paper: Sycamore Street

Ink: Summer Starfruit and Early Espresso Classic Stampin’ Ink

Stamp Sets: World Treasures and Bloomin’ Marvelous Clear Mount, Itty Bitties Wood Mount and Amazing Accent Stampin’ Around Wheel

Embellishments: Early Espresso 1/4″ Stitched Grosgrain Ribbon, Neutrals 3/16″ Brads and Neutrals Jumbo 5/16″  Brads (Vintage)

Punches: 2 1/2″ Circle Punch and Jewelry Tag Punch

Tools: Paper-Piercing Tool, Stampin’ Pierce Mat, Mini Glue Dots, Stampin’ Dimensionals and SNAIL

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World Treasures CM

Itty Bitties WM

Amazing Accent Wheel

Bloomin' Marvelous

Sycamore Street DSP

2 1:2%22 Circle Punch

Jewelry Tag Punch

Naturals Designer Buttons

Neutrals Brads Collection

Early Espresso Stitched Grosgrain Ribbon

For a limited time you can get the Sent with Love Bundle now through April 30, 2013. It comes with the Sent with Love Clear Mount Stamp set, Sent with Love Designer Series Paper and a package of Calypso Coral Bakers Twine for only $25.50. That’s 20% off the price if you bought them individually!

Sale-A-Bration is here! If you spend $150 you will also get a pack of Silver Glimmer Paper to celebrate Stampin’ Up!’s 25 Anniversary in addition to $25 in Hostess money. Spend $400 (or host a party with $400 in total sales) and you get 8 FREE Sale-A-Bration items, the Silver Glimmer Paper and a Sycamore Street Product Bundle (Stamp Set, Ribbon, Buttons, Designer Series Paper) plus $65 in Hostess money and one item at 50% off. How cool is that?! (Does not include tax and shipping)

Do you ever feel the need to make something that means something but don’t think you have the time? Or you like to be creative but don’t want to buy a ton of supplies? Well, you don’t have any excuses anymore! Introducing Paper Pumpkin from Stampin’ Up! Each month you will receive a kit that contains all of the items (except adhesive) that you need to make a project, all for just $19.95. Each kit will ship out on or around the 15th of each month. You can cancel at any time, but who would want to?! Go ahead, sign up and get some crafting therapy for only $19.95 including shipping! Click here now! Don’t forget to choose me as your Demonstrator, Justin Krieger – Bethpage, NY! :-)

Don’t forget to check out the Anchor Rewards tab at the top. Earn 10 Anchors and get a FREE Stamp Set of your choice from any current catalog. If you purchase $150 worth of product you will be eligible for $25 in Host(ess) dollars to get one of the great new Host(ess) Sets or any other items from the NEW 2012-2013 Catalog or the NEW Spring Catalog!

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Good morning! I thought for sure I was going to freeze fast to the pavement yesterday! It was so cold and windy here but thankfully by the afternoon it had warmed up a bit. It was a balmy 36 degrees here around 5:00pm! The rest of the week isn’t supposed to be much better. But on the bright side it’s always nice and warm in my crafty corner! LOL!

Being as it’s Tuesday and I like to follow a schedule I have my Mojo Monday Sketch Challenge card for you today. Our sketch this week is provided by the lovely Mary Fish…

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Great simple circles! I decided to go with hexagons, a lot of hexagons! The base of my card is Very Vanilla Card Stock. I embossed a piece of Pool Party Core’dinations Card Stock with the Honeycomb Textured Impressions Embossing Folder and used the Stampin’ Sanding System to rough it up! Before I adhered the background to the card I used some Sticky Strip to hold a piece of Primrose Petals 3/8″ Stitched Satin Ribbon in place. The large hexagons are cut out from the More Amore Specialty Designer Series Paper Pack. I used the same method that I used last time to cut them out. Cut a piece of paper that is 2″ x 2 1/4″ and measure across the long side 1/2″ in on each side and halfway down on the short side. Use your Paper Snips to cut off the angles and you have a hexagon! Mine are all adhered to the background with Stampin’ Dimensionals. The greeting is form the Ciao, Baby! Stamp Set and is stamped in Primrose Petals and punched out with the Petite Curly Label Punch. I like the simplicity of the card and the hexagons are great. I’m wishing that Stampin’ Up! gets some Hexagon Framelits soon, hint, hint! I hope that you like my Mojo Monday Sketch Challenge card for this week. Thank you all so very much for checking in with me today. Don’t forget to come back tomorrow night for the Control Freaks Blog Tour! Hope to see you then!

Stampin’ Up products used:

Card Stock: Very Vanilla

Specialty Card Stock: Pool Party Core’dinations

Designer Series Paper: More Amore Specialty

Ink: Primrose Petals Classic Stampin’ Ink

Stamp Set: Ciao, Baby! Clear Mount

Embossing Folder: Honeycomb

Punch: Petite Curly Label

Embellishments: Primrose Petals 3/8″ Stitched Satin Ribbon

Tools: Big Shot, Stampin’ Sanding System, Paper Snips, Sticky Strip, Stampin’ Dimensionals and SNAIL

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Ciao Baby! CM

Honeycomb Texture Impressions EF

More Amore Specialty DSP

Primrose Petals 3:8%22 Stitched Satin Ribbon

For a limited time you can get the Sent with Love Bundle now through April 30, 2013. It comes with the Sent with Love Clear Mount Stamp set, Sent with Love Designer Series Paper and a package of Calypso Coral Bakers Twine for only $25.50. That’s 20% off the price if you bought them individually!

Sale-A-Bration is here! If you spend $150 you will also get a pack of Silver Glimmer Paper to celebrate Stampin’ Up!’s 25 Anniversary in addition to $25 in Hostess money. Spend $400 (or host a party with $400 in total sales) and you get 8 FREE Sale-A-Bration items, the Silver Glimmer Paper and a Sycamore Street Product Bundle (Stamp Set, Ribbon, Buttons, Designer Series Paper) plus $65 in Hostess money and one item at 50% off. How cool is that?! (Does not include tax and shipping)

Do you ever feel the need to make something that means something but don’t think you have the time? Or you like to be creative but don’t want to buy a ton of supplies? Well, you don’t have any excuses anymore! Introducing Paper Pumpkin from Stampin’ Up! Each month you will receive a kit that contains all of the items (except adhesive) that you need to make a project, all for just $19.95. Each kit will ship out on or around the 15th of each month. You can cancel at any time, but who would want to?! Go ahead, sign up and get some crafting therapy for only $19.95 including shipping! Click here now! Don’t forget to choose me as your Demonstrator, Justin Krieger – Bethpage, NY! :-)

Don’t forget to check out the Anchor Rewards tab at the top. Earn 10 Anchors and get a FREE Stamp Set of your choice from any current catalog. If you purchase $150 worth of product you will be eligible for $25 in Host(ess) dollars to get one of the great new Host(ess) Sets or any other items from the NEW 2012-2013 Catalog or the NEW Spring Catalog!

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Happy Friday everyone! Did you all enjoy the Stylin’ Stampin’ Blog Tour yesterday? I liked doing some cards with fabric, it was a nice change of pace. What is on for the weekend? We are supposed to get up tp 18 inches of snow here tomorrow night so it looks like if that’s true I’ll be crafting a lot this weekend and I have no problem with that at all! I’m hoping that they are wrong because we all know how I feel about snow!

Today I have my Create with Connie and Mary Challenge card for you. This week we have an In-Color challenge…

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I was feeling something super clean and simple so this is what I came up with. The base of the card is Calypso Coral Card Stock. I took a piece of Whisper White and drew a line up on the left side 1″ in to help me line up the stamp from the Oh, Hello! Stamp Set that I inked up in Calypso Coral. I used a Hi-Polymer Eraser to erase the line when I was done. They are great because they leave no trace behind at all. If you don’t have one you really should get one! The greetings are from the Ciao, Baby! Stamp Set and are stamped in Island Indigo and Lucky Limeade. I used the Petite Curly Label Punch to punch them out and adhered them to the card with Stampin’ Dimensionals. Like I said, super clean and simple. I hope you enjoyed my Create with Connie and Mary Color Challenge card today. Thanks for stopping by and keep your fingers crossed that weather man is wrong!

Stampin’ Up! products used:

Card Stock: Whisper White and Calypso Coral

Ink: Calypso Coral, Island Indigo and Lucky Limeade Classic Stampin’ Ink

Stamp Sets: Oh, Hello! and Ciao, Baby! Clear Mount

Punch: Petite Curly Label

Tools: Stamp-a-ma-jig, Stampin’ Dimensionals and SNAIL

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Oh, Hello CM

Ciao Baby! CM

Petite Curly Label Punch

For a limited time you can get the Sent with Love Bundle now through April 30, 2013. It comes with the Sent with Love Clear Mount Stamp set, Sent with Love Designer Series Paper and a package of Calypso Coral Bakers Twine for only $25.50. That’s 20% off the price if you bought them individually!

Sale-A-Bration is here! If you spend $150 you will also get a pack of Silver Glimmer Paper to celebrate Stampin’ Up!’s 25 Anniversary in addition to $25 in Hostess money. Spend $400 (or host a party with $400 in total sales) and you get 8 FREE Sale-A-Bration items, the Silver Glimmer Paper and a Sycamore Street Product Bundle (Stamp Set, Ribbon, Buttons, Designer Series Paper) plus $65 in Hostess money and one item at 50% off. How cool is that?! (Does not include tax and shipping)

Do you ever feel the need to make something that means something but don’t think you have the time? Or you like to be creative but don’t want to buy a ton of supplies? Well, you don’t have any excuses anymore! Introducing Paper Pumpkin from Stampin’ Up! Each month you will receive a kit that contains all of the items (except adhesive) that you need to make a project, all for just $19.95. Each kit will ship out on or around the 15th of each month. You can cancel at any time, but who would want to?! Go ahead, sign up and get some crafting therapy for only $19.95 including shipping! Click here now! Don’t forget to choose me as your Demonstrator, Justin Krieger – Bethpage, NY! :-)

Don’t forget to check out the Anchor Rewards tab at the top. Earn 10 Anchors and get a FREE Stamp Set of your choice from any current catalog. If you purchase $150 worth of product you will be eligible for $25 in Host(ess) dollars to get one of the great new Host(ess) Sets or any other items from the NEW 2012-2013 Catalog or the NEW Spring Catalog!

Stylin’ Stampin’ Blog Tour February 2013

Blog Hop 2-2013

Good morning! How are you today? Everything is chugging right along this week so no complaints from me! Today I have my post for this month’s Stylin’ Stampin’ Blog Tour. This month we are featuring projects that use fabric. You may have arrived here from Kim Ryden’s blog. She had some neat projects didn’t she?! Today I have two cards for you and both contain some linen fabric.

First up I have what I like to call the mummy card. The card starts off with a base of Primrose Petals Card Stock. For the background I used a piece of River Rock, which has to be my most under used color. To give it a little extra detail I used the Essential Paper-Piercing Pack and Paper-Piercing Tool to make the scallop along the bottom. The panel is created with some linen fabric that I picked up at a craft store. I cut it into strip and used some Sticky Strip to hold it in place around the back and also to adhere it to the card. The little bandaids are form the Patterned Occasions Stamp Set and are stamped in River Rock and Primrose Petals. I cut them out with my Paper Snips and adhered them to the linen strips with Stampin’ Dimensionals. The greeting is form the same set and is stamped in Primrose Petals and punched out with the Word Window Punch. I really like the Primrose with the River Rock. They go quite nicely together. After seeing the card you can see why I call it the mummy card!

Stylin' Stampin' Squad Blog Hop 2-2013

Next up is a card that contains an item that I forgot I had and it’s the first time I’m using it! The base of this card is Whisper White Card Stock. I cut out a piece of Whisper White with The Lattice Bigz Die and backed it with a piece of Bashful Blue. Before I adhered it to the Gumball Green piece I used some White Stampin’ Emboss Powder to emboss the Thanks so much form the Oh, Hello! Stamp Set. The butterfly is a piece of burlap that I cut out with the Beautiful Butterflies Bgz L Die. For the body I made a paper bead from some First Edition Specialty Designer Series Paper. A Mini Glue Dot holds the butterfly and body in place. The flower is some more of the linen fabric that I used on the first card that I cut out with the Fun Flowers Bigz L Die. I used a Stampin’ Spritzer that I filled with some Primrose Petals Re-Inker and half water and half rubbing alcohol to spray the flowers to color them. I put them under my desk lamp to speed the drying and they curled up a little which I was quite happy about. I used some more Mini Glue Dots to hold them on the card and a Large Basic Jewel Pearl is placed in the middle. The card has a nice slightly vintage yet modern feel about it. I really did like making the flower, it was fun!

Stylin' Stampin' Squad Blog Hop 2-2013

I hope that you enjoyed my projects for this month’s Stylin’ Stampin’ Squad Blog Tour. Click below to head on over to Heidi Boos blog to see what amazing projects she has to share with you today! Thank you so much for visiting and I hope that you have a wonderful day! 🙂

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Blog Tour List:

  1. Shellie G. of Craft Smashup
  2. Annie L. of Love Me Cards
  3. Nancy B. of Lady Stamps-A-Lot
  4. Rose C. of Stamp with Rose
  5. Tonya B. of Stampin’ with Tonya
  6. Dawn S. of Dawn’s Creative Chalet
  7. Pamela W. of Stinky Tofu
  8. Kim R. of Stamping with Kim
  9. Justin K of JK Cards
  10. Heidi B of Stuck on Stampin’
  11. Jennifer B of NW Stamper
  12. Bree of Craft-somnia
  13. Diana E of Stampin’ Fun with Diana
  14. Darcy J of Dj’s Stampin Place

Stampin’ Up! products used:

Recover Rapidly Card:

Card Stock: Primrose Petals, River Rock and Whisper White

Ink: River Rock and Primrose Petals Classic Stampin’ Ink

Stamp Set: Patterned Occasions Clear Mount

Punch: Word Window

Tools: Essentials paper-Piercing Pack, Paper-Piercing Tool, Paper Snips, Stampin’ Dimensionals and SNAIL

Patterned Occasions

Essentials Paper-Piercing Pack

Word Window Punch

Thanks So Much Card:

Card Stock: Whisper White, Gumball Green and Bashful Blue

Specialty Ink: Versa-Mark

Stamp Set: Oh, Hello! Clear Mount

Big Shot Dies: Beautiful Butterflies L and Lattice

Embellishments: Large Basic Jewel Pearls

Tools: Big Shot, Stampin’ Spritzer, Mini Glue Dots, Crystal Effects, Stampin’ Dimensionals and SNAIL

Oh, Hello CM

Lattice Bigz Die

Beautifile Butterflies Bigz Die

Fun Flowers Bigz L Die

First Edition DSP

White Stampin' Emboss Powder

Large Pearl Basic Jewels

For a limited time you can get the Sent with Love Bundle now through April 30, 2013. It comes with the Sent with Love Clear Mount Stamp set, Sent with Love Designer Series Paper and a package of Calypso Coral Bakers Twine for only $25.50. That’s 20% off the price if you bought them individually!

Sale-A-Bration is here! If you spend $150 you will also get a pack of Silver Glimmer Paper to celebrate Stampin’ Up!’s 25 Anniversary in addition to $25 in Hostess money. Spend $400 (or host a party with $400 in total sales) and you get 8 FREE Sale-A-Bration items, the Silver Glimmer Paper and a Sycamore Street Product Bundle (Stamp Set, Ribbon, Buttons, Designer Series Paper) plus $65 in Hostess money and one item at 50% off. How cool is that?! (Does not include tax and shipping)

Do you ever feel the need to make something that means something but don’t think you have the time? Or you like to be creative but don’t want to buy a ton of supplies? Well, you don’t have any excuses anymore! Introducing Paper Pumpkin from Stampin’ Up! Each month you will receive a kit that contains all of the items (except adhesive) that you need to make a project, all for just $19.95. Each kit will ship out on or around the 15th of each month. You can cancel at any time, but who would want to?! Go ahead, sign up and get some crafting therapy for only $19.95 including shipping! Click here now! Don’t forget to choose me as your Demonstrator, Justin Krieger – Bethpage, NY! :-)

Don’t forget to check out the Anchor Rewards tab at the top. Earn 10 Anchors and get a FREE Stamp Set of your choice from any current catalog. If you purchase $150 worth of product you will be eligible for $25 in Host(ess) dollars to get one of the great new Host(ess) Sets or any other items from the NEW 2012-2013 Catalog or the NEW Spring Catalog!