TGIF Challenges 103

Happy Easter everyone! It’s funny because what I remember about Easter is that we brought Taylor home from the hospital when she was born on Easter Sunday and it snowed! Another fun filled day at the Store. I was very productive and managed to get three cards made! After work some dinner with the Parent’s and the I spent the rest of the evening watching TV and working on fixing a friends computer. I really hate Windows PC’s, I think I have mentioned that before! LOL! Today I’ll be going to my Parent’s for Easter. My Brother and Erika will be coming over with the kiddies and Taylor will be there too! Should be a fun day!

One of the cards that I made yesterday actually sort of worked for this week’s TGIF Challenges sketch…

I started off by stamping the flowers and leaves from the Concord & 9th Brushed Blossom Photopolymer Stamp Set in Moonstone, Fish Tank, Freshly Cut Grass and Black Licorice Ink onto a piece of Solar White 80lb. To my card base of Neenah Solar White 110lb Card Stock I added a strip of American Crafts Black Glitter Tape to each side and then adhered the panel with my stamped images to the card with Fun Foam and E-Z Runner. The wonderful is from the Concord & 8th Wonderful Words Dies and is cut three times from Black. I adhered them to each other and to the card with Multi-Purpose Spray Adhesive. The rest of the greeting is from the Concord & 9th Kindhearted Photopolymer Stamp Set and is stamped in Black Licorice onto a strip of Solar White 80lb. I adhered that to the card with 3D Foam Squares. I was going to add a few sequins but liked it just the way it is! I hope that you like my card for the TGIF Challenge! Thank you for spending some of your Eater with me! Have a fun day with your peeps! 🙂

Products used:

Stamp Sets: Brushed Blossom and Kindhearted Photopolymer (Concord & 9th)

Ink: Black Licorice, Moonstone, Fish Tank, and Freshly Cut Grass (Lawn Fawn)

Card Stock: Solar White 110lb and 80lb (Neenah)

Dies: Wonderful Words (Concord & 9th)

Embellishments: Black Glitter Tape (American Crafts)

Adhesives: E-Z Runner Ultra Strong and 3D Foam Squares (Scrapbook Adhesives) and Multi-Purpose Spray (Elmer’s)

Tools: Big Shot and Fun Foam

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

TGIF Challenges 37

It’s the weekend peeps and it’s going to be a wet one here. They are saying that we are to have some rain today into tomorrow morning with the worst of it ending by mid-day Sunday. Looks like a good weekend to be crafty! I went to see Star Wars – The Force Awakens with Brian yesterday morning and it was awesome! Lots of battles, a great story and incredible special effects! I will definitely have to see that one again in the theaters! On a historic note, I went to see the movie in the same theater that I saw the original Star Wars with my dad and brother in when I was 7! When I got home I saw Daniel for a bit and then FaceTimed with Andrea while I made my card for today. After dinner I had a relaxing evening with the TV and some coffee, a good way to end a Friday!

Andrea and I both decided that we would enter the TGIF Challenges for this week, they have a fun sketch…


I knew exactly what I was going to do as soon as I saw this one! The card base is Neenah Solar White 110lb Card Stock with the front covered in a piece of Black 110lb. For the background I used some Wendy Vecchi Gold Embossing Paste along with the Simon Says Stamp Falling Stars Stencil on a piece of Night of Navy. It’s adhered to the card with SNAIL. Down in the right corner is a piece of Gold Glimmer Paper that I cut out with the Simon Says Stamp Painted Hello Die along with a piece of Black 110lb. They are adhered to each other with Multi-Matte Medium. I then punched out two circles with the 3/4′ Circle Punch and adhered a strand of DMC Gold Thread in between them with a Glue Dot. The circle is then adhered to the card with another Glue Dot and the hello with some more Multi-Matte Medium. A few Pretty Pink Posh Gold Sequins scattered amongst the stars complete the card! I love the way that the gold embossing paste looks against the navy card stock and that hello die is still one of my faves! I hope that you enjoyed my card for the TGIF Challenge sketch! Thank you for coming by and I wish you all a stupendous Saturday! 🙂


Products used:

Card Stock: Solar White 110lb (Neenah), Black 110lb (Recollections) and Night of Navy (Stampin’ Up!)

Specialty: Gold Glimmer Paper (Stampin’ Up!)

Embossing Paste: Gold (Wendy Vecchi)

Punch: 3/4″ Circle Punch (Stampin’ Up!)

Embellishments: Gold Floss (DMC) and Gold Sequins (Pretty Pink Posh)

Adhesives: SNAIL, Glue Dots and Multi-Matte Medium (Ranger)

Tools: Big Shot and Palette Knife