Magical Pink Birthday

Despite the overcast weather and a little bit of drizzle in the afternoon I had a really nice day in Manhattan yesterday! The train was empty on the way in and on the way home! I went and visited my friends Jon and Mary in the morning and then walked from 86th and West End Avenue to 57th and Lexington Avenue. I got my steps in yesterday, a total of 6 1/2 miles! I wandered around Midtown and then went to visit my friend Carolyn and got to meet her parents! They were very nice people! After the city I stopped home and dropped off my backpack and went over to BK Sweeney’s to meet my friend Jim for dinner. I also ran into my friend Melissa, so great to see her! After a little coffee at Starbucks and some dessert I called it a night. I’ll be happy to be back at the Stamp, Ink, Paper Store today, I have missed it!

The card that I have to share with you today is one that I made for one of Taylor’s friends for her birthday a while ago. The card base is Neenah Solar White 110lb Card Stock. I used my Mini Ink Blending Tool to add some Seedless Preserves and Picked Raspberry to a piece of Tim Holtz Watercolor card and spritzed it with a little water. My flying unicorn is from the Waffle Flower Magical Photopolymer Stamp Set and is stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black and colored in with Copics. I added a little Wink of Stella Clear Glitter Brush Pen to the wings. The magical is cut out using the Waffle Flower Magical Word Die from a piece of Silver Glitter Paper. My background is adhered to the base with E-Z Runner and the unicorn and word with Multi-Matte Medium. It’s definitely a very girly card, perfect for the sweet 16’s recipient! I hope that you enjoyed today’s card! Thank you for stopping by! Have a very nice Tuesday! 🙂

Products used:

Stamp Set: Magical Photopolymer (Waffle Flower)

Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Picked Raspberry and Seedless Preserves (Ranger-Tim Holtz)

Markers: Copics

Card Stock: Solar White 110lb (Neenah)

Specialty: Watercolor Card (Ranger) and Silver Glitter Paper (Recollections)

Dies: Magical (Waffle Flower)

Embellishments: Wink of Stella Clear Glitter Brush Pen (Zig)

Adhesives: E-Z Runner Grand (Scrapbook Adhesives) and Multi-Matte Medium (Ranger)

Tools: Big Shot, Mini Ink Blending Tool (Ranger) and Distress Sprayer (Ranger)

The links below take you to the Stamp, Ink, Paper Store where you can purchase the items used on today’s project!

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Mojo Monday 452

Another weekend for the books. It was day two of the crop and I managed to get a bunch of stuff done while I was at the Stamp, Ink, Paper store despite my sleeping very late! By the way, the new Sleep Number bed… extremely comfortable! I do have a lot of fun seeing the ladies put together their layouts and I like sharing my cards with them. In fact I sold a card in the morning! We all discussed the tragic news of the shooting at the nightclub in Orlando. I have stopped trying to figure out the world that we live in. I make the most of every day, you never know what can happen. When you really take time to think about what goes on all over this planet it’s pretty sad. My thoughts and prayers are with the families and victims of that senseless tragedy. I hope that things like this make you hug your family and friends a little tighter for just a little bit longer. Now on to happier things, like placing orders and keeping people crafty! That’s what I’ll be doing!

Today I’m over on the Mojo Monday blog for this week’s sketch…


I had stamped my fish on Saturday and decided that he really needed to be on a card, that’s where today’s card began. The base is Neenah Solar White 110lb Card Stock. I cut out the Waffle Flower Doily Circle Die from a piece of Deep Blue and adhered it to the card with Elmer’s Multi-Purpose Spray Adhesive. My larger panel is a piece of Snow Cone that I cut out with the Lawn Fawn Cross Stitched Squares Lawn Cuts. I adhered it to the card with Fun Foam and E-Z Runner. A strip of Gold Mirror Card is cut out with a die that I found in a drawer in the back, how’s that for a description?! I adhered that to the main panel with Dot Runner and Foam Tape. My greeting is from the Hero Arts Hello Gorgeous Photopolymer Stamp Set and it’s heat embossed in Hero Arts Gold Embossing Powder on a piece of Deep Blue also cut out with the Cross Stitched Squares. I added some bubbles from the Hero Arts Color Layering Goldfish Photopolymer Stamp Set and then adhered it to the card with E-Z Runner and Foam Tape. The goldfish is from the same set and is stamped in Red Royal and Memento Tuxedo Black. I stamped the first layer over the image with Versa-Mark and then heat embossed it in Hero Arts Clear Ultra Fine Embossing Powder. The seaweed is stamped in Hero Arts Green Apple Hybrid Ink and the bubbles in Unicorn White. I adhered the goldfish to the card with Foam Tape and then added some Pretty Pink Posh Sparkling Clear Sequins… done! That goldfish is still a favorite of mine and he looks good in so many different colors! I hope that you enjoyed my Design Team card for this week’s Mojo Monday Sketch Challenge! Make sure that you stop by the BLOG and see the rest of the Team’s cards and don’t forget to enter yours in the gallery! Thank you so much for starting another week off with me!! Have a peaceful Monday my friends! 🙂

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Products used:

Stamp Sets: Color Layering Goldfish and Hello Gorgeous! Photopolymer (Hero Arts)

Ink: Green Apple Hybrid, Unicorn White Pigment and Red Royal (Hero Arts) and Memento Tuxedo Black

Specialty Ink: Versa-Mark

Embossing Powder: Gold and Clear Ultra Fine (Hero Arts)

Card Stock: Solar White 110lb and 80lb (Neenah), Deep Blue and Snow Cone (My Colors)

Specialty: Gold Mirror Card (The Paper Cut)

Dies: Color Layering Goldfish Frame Cuts (Hero Arts), Cross Stitched Squares Lawn Cuts (Lawn Fawn) and Doily Circle (Waffle Flower)

Embellishments: Sparkling Clear Sequins (Pretty Pink Posh)

Adhesives: E-Z Runner (Home & Hobby), 3M Foam Tape, Multi-Purpose Spray Adhesive (Elmer’s) and Multi-Matte Medium (Ranger)

Tools: Big Shot, Heat Tool and Fun Foam

Paper Craft Crew 198

Yes, we had another nice day here! Top down in the car on the way to the Stamp, Ink, Paper Store! I was very productive at work and even got my card made for today which was a good thing! Heather surprised me and stopped by the store with Starbucks and she stayed and did some school work. We had Blaze Pizza for lunch. She text me after she left to say that a rock had hit her windshield. That was an understatement! It almost went through the windshield. She had the car towed back to her house. Around 6:30 she called and told me that her dad was taken to the hospital so I left the store and took her over to see him. We stayed until around 8:00 and then I dropped her off at her house. She is leaving this morning for New Orleans with George for a little get away and I think that she needs it bad! Hopefully she has a good flight and a relaxing time while she’s away! Today I’ll make the final preparations for my Stamping 101 class and get some more samples made!

Midweek and the means that I’m over on the Paper Craft Crew blog for this week’s color challenge…

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Toady’s card base is Ivory 110lb Card Stock. I used all Waffle Flower goodies for the card! The funky background is a piece of Mint Macaroon cut out with the Waffle Flower Tribal Pattern Die. My flowers are cut from So Saffron for the mats and Calypso Coral for the flowers using the Waffle Flower Lacy Flowers and Lacy Flower Mats Dies. I used Elmer’s Multi-Purpose Spray Adhesive to adhere the background to the card and the flower pieces together. The large flower is adhered to the card with Foam Tape and the others with Dot Runner Adhesive. I used the Waffle Flower Tiny Butterfly Die to cut out a piece of Black 110lb and adhered that to the card with more Foam Tape. My sentiment is from the Waffle Flower Doily Circle Photopolymer Stamp Set and is stamped in Onyx Black. Renee had some Dew Drops so I adhered a few yellow ones in the middles of the flowers and the card is finished! I really do love the intricate and unusual dies that Waffle Flower has, makes for a nice change! I hope that you like my Design Team card for this week’s Paper Craft Crew Color Challenge! Check out the rest of the Design Team’s cards over on the BLOG and enter your one in the gallery! Thank you so much for coming by today! I wish you all a wonderful Wednesday! 🙂


Products used:

Stamp Set: Doily Circle Photopolymer Stamp Set (Waffle Flower)

Ink: Onyx Black (Versa-Fine)

Card Stock: Ivory 110lb and Black 110lb (Recollections), Mint Macaroon, So Saffron and Calypso Coral (Stampin’ Up!)

Dies: Tribal Pattern, Lacy Flowers, Lacy Flower Mats and Tiny Butterfly (Waffle Flower)

Embellishments: Dew Drops (Unknown)

Adhesives: Dot Runner (Tombo), 3M Foam Tape, Multi-Matte Medium (Ranger) and Multi-Purpose Spray Adhesive (Elmer’s)

Tools: Artisan Explorer (Spellbinders)


Freshly Made Sketches 239

Well, now that I’m lucky enough to be at the Stamp, Ink, Paper Store seven days a week Friday’s have lost a little bit of their luster! LOL! Nah, I still love a Friday! It was sunny here in the morning yesterday but got a little gloomy as the day went on. Renee and I had a fun day, my parent’s came by with Daniel and he looked at my cards for this month’s class featuring the new Lawn Fawn Release and decided that the shaker card was his favorite! Sue and her sister Arlene also stopped by and the four of had a nice chat! More Lawn Fawn came in yesterday and I got that entered and put out. Since I’m at the store all the time now I’m offering Card Class in the morning as well as the evening on June 16th and 17th. It’s filling up fast so if you’re in the area and want to take it give the store a call and sign up! You can see a picture of the cards on the @stampinkpaperstore Instagram account on the Facebook page for the store! On the way home I stopped by Heather’s and got her so we could run to BJ’s. Daniel was still at my parent’s so we ran in to say hello and Daniel showed Heather all of his cars! After BJ’s we went back to Heather’s and she made a delicious salad for dinner and then Stephanie came by for a low key thirsty Thursday! I got home around 10:30 and finished two sweet 16 cards for Kiera’s mum and made my card for today. Taylor and Kiera stopped by and I chatted with Kiera while Taylor took a nap! Just like her dad, she can sleep anywhere!

I played with some “new to me” goodies for my card for this week’s Freshly Made Sketches challenge…

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My card starts off with a base of Neenah Solar White 110lb Card Stock. I heat embossed the images from the Waffle Flower Lacy Flower Photopolymer Stamp Set in Hero Arts Gold Embossing Powder on a piece of 28lb Vellum. The fun die cut coordinates with the stamp set and is called Lacy Flowers. There are a bunch of different size flowers and also another coordinating set that cuts out solids of the flowers to go behind them. The greeting is from the same set and is heat embossed in Black onto a piece of White Gold Curious Metallic. I flagged the left side and then used Foam Tape and Dot Runner Adhesive to adhere all of the pieces to the card. I love that flower die, so intricate and it falls right out of the die, no magic needed! I hope that you like my card for this week’s Freshly Made Sketches challenge! Thank you for coming by and I wish all of you a fantastic Friday! 🙂

FMS 239-WM

Products used:

Stamp Set: Lacy Flowers Photopolymer (Waffle Flower)

Specialty Ink: Versa-Mark

Embossing Powder: Gold (Hero Arts) and Black (Stampin’ Up!)

Card Stock: Solar White 110lb (Neenah) and My Colors Black 80lb (My Minds Eye)

Specialty: 28lb Vellum and White Gold Curious Metallic (The Paper Cut)

Dies: Lacy Flowers (Waffle Flower)

Adhesives: Dot Runner (Tombo) and 3M Foam Tape

Tools: Big Shot and Heat Tool