I would like to thank the Design Team at the Paper Craft Crew for selecting my card as a Featured Artisan this week! I'll brag (just a little) when I say that this is my 2nd win in-a-row with the Paper Craft Crew for Challenges #75 and #76!
Here is the award winning card!
This new Hip Hip Hooray kit contains everything necessary (minus scissors) to create 20 beautiful cards! Why shop for cards when you can have 20 beautiful cards ready to go in just minutes? And best of all, they'll be handmade!
The Hip Hip Hooray Card Kit includes:
* Cardstock and envelopes for 20 cards
* Twine, clips, and adhesive die-cut embellishments
* Three-piece Hip Hip Hooray Stamp Set & clear stamp block
* Stampin Dimensionals
* Basic Gray Stampin’ Spot (mini ink pads)
* Full-color instructional brochure
Some things to be aware of:
1. The Hip Hip Hooray Card Kit will also be available in the upcoming annual catalog.
2. The Hip Hip Hooray Card Kit is priced a little lower than the Everyday Occasions Cardmaking Kit because it does not come in a box, and the stamp set is 3-piece instead of 7-piece.
3. Keep in mind that the Hip Hip Hooray Card Kit makes an excellent gift!
Hip Hip Hooray Card Kit (Item #134998) $19.95 Click HERE to purchase.
NOW AVAILABLE! Texture Boutique Embossing Machine $29.95. Click here to purchase!
It's embossing made easy. Texture Boutique is the perfect, portable tool to create embossed cards, tags, embellishments, and more. Use it with all the Stampin' Up! exclusive Textured Impressions Embossing Folders.
LIMITED SUPPLY: The last time the Texture Boutique Embossing Machine was offered - it sold out! Once the current supply is depleted, Stampin' Up! will not be backordering the item. However, it WILL be available again as a regular item in the upcoming annual catalog (June 1).
Comes with 1 pair of Standard Embossing Pads and 1 Mylar Shim.
SNAPPY NEW EMBOSSING FOLDERS YOU MIGHT WANT TO INCLUDE WITH YOUR ORDER!
If you order the Texture Boutique Embossing Machine and all three of the new folders ($7.95 each) - for a total of $50 in product or more, you will qualify to get a FREE Sale-A-Bration gift-the Decorative Dots Textured Impressions Embossing Folder (Item #133520) would be the perfect choice!
**Please note: This machine is made for embossing only. It does not cut those steel dies/framelits/embosslits.
Happy embossing on your cute little new machine that you can carry with you anywhere!
Happy c-c-cold, cold, cold Wednesday! I wish there was something else to talk about other than the mind numbing freezing temperatures, but what does that leave us? Obama's State of the Union? Justin Bieber's arrest? Superbowl Mania? Security at Sochi? Bitcoin popularity? Norovirus on cruise ships? Ay-yi-yi!
Let's talk cards and the fun sketch challenge presented by The Paper Players this week!
First, I wish you could have been a fly on the wall in my craft room after I cut this Modern Medley musical patterned DSP and spent the next ten minutes trying to figure out what notes were right side up and which were upside down! All I kept repeating in my head was Mrs. Love, my 8th grade music teacher nasally chanting, "EGBDF. Every Good Boy Deserves Fudge." What the ??? It's been a L-O-N-G time since I read sheet music from my clarinet playing band days. EGBDF is the mnemonic used by students for learning the lines of the treble clef. Did YOUR music teacher teach YOU that too? Oh gosh, did I just admit I was a band geek?
Okay, music notes go up (and down). Birds have wings and pearl dotted eyes. A little champagne glimmer paper blingy-bling and a few coursely hand drawn music notes and Voila! La pièce de résistance!
Thanks for stopping by and I hope you have a S-U-P-E-R day!
I didn't plan it this way, but today is a triple post Tuesday! There's just so much exciting news to share from Super Stamp World!
My card for today was inspired by the Design Team at Create with Connie and Mary.
I'll be very honest that the "Blue Ribbon" stamp set I used for this card is not particularly a favorite of mine. It just doesn't quite W-O-W me. I'm not even sure I really like it a little bit. But, I'm determined not to give up on it just yet! Sometimes it just takes the right layout design or the right color scheme for me completely change my mind about a stamp. My card base is Crisp Cantelope cardstock. A strip of black cardstock run through the Big Shot with the scallop framelit was added to the right side border. Then I added a square of the new Sweet Sorbet Designer Series Paper (Sale-a-Bration Item #133521). I LOVE this paper - it is so fun and fresh! I also embossed a piece of Pool Party cardstock with the Decorative Dots TIEF (another new Sale-a-Bration product Item #133520). I stamped the award ribbon in Crisp Cantelope and the Happy Birthday sentiment in Pool Party and pop-dotted it on. Yup, just like that. And, lastly, one simple piece of white taffeta ribbon completes this card.
I will say after completing this card, I am one step closer to liking this Blue Ribbon stamp set. I hope you do too!
Thanks for stopping by and have a S-U-P-E-R day!
Sale-A-Bration is Stampin' Up!'s biggest sales event and the best time to shop for all your favorite products! For you, for your best friend, for your best friend's friend, for your best friend's friend's friend, or for ME! (Just kidding on that one!) From January 28-March 31, there are SO many ways for you to get involved whether it's through shopping, hosting a party, or joining Stampin' Up for yourself!
From now until March 31, with every $50 order you place (before tax and s/h) you get to choose one FREE item from the Sale-a-Bration brochure. Spend $100 and get TWO FREE items. Spend $150 and get THREE FREE items. You can see where this is going, right?
If you host a party or workshop that totals $300 you would typically earn $50 in FREE products. But, during Sale-a-Bration you earn $30 MORE. So, a $300 workshop earns you $80 in FREE products. Just ask my mom who was hostess for January, she benefitted with $95 in FREE products! She was ecstatic!
So, there is no better time to shop, host, or shop some more during Sale-a-Bration!
Okay, so I really am stretching for my T(ea) for Tuesday post this week. . . But, I promise you - no toilet humor here, despite the title subject line! In fact, I'm very adamant that what happens in a bathroom, should stay quite privately IN the bathroom. No ifs, ands, or butts. . . Hehehe! Sorry, I had to throw that one joke in there!
So, it's mildly ironic that when one of my close friends was inquiring about my photography that I'm going to take you "behind the scenes" into my state-of-the-art studio. . . Prepare to be amazed.
Here is my stillwork "table" setup. This is also probably where your amazement should end.
The room with the best natural light in my entire house is. . . (drum roll, please). . .
None other than the loo!
The water closet, el bano, la toilette, whatever you want to call it. There it is in all it's crowning glory! And, do you know the part that actually bothers me the most about this photo, is not in fact the commode itself, but the tiny trash can beside it, or the fact that I should have hotel triangled the toilet paper. . . Silly how things like that capture my eye. Now it's going to drive you nuts too!
Okay, now I have to make up for the fact that I just showed the entire world my toilet on this T(ea) for Tuesday! Ahhh, the shame. . .. Bleubeard and Elizabeth will probably delete my linky!
Toilets AND Tea? Oh, pray tell that she won't go there!
Well, I certainly hate to disappoint, so, thanks to a random Google search of stock photos, I was able to connect the dots for you. . . CHEERS!
Here's to wishing you all a Tea-rrific Tuesday! Ta-Ta!
Happy Monday! I hope you all had a lovely weekend! I am L-O-V-I-N-G my newly mini-madeover stamp room! I feel so re-energized to be down there crafting. It's amazing what a few simple changes can really make! Continue on to the next post to see photos of my "new" room.
Today's card was inspired by the Design Team at the Paper Craft Crew.
I've really had a lot of luck and fun with the Paper Craft Crew's card sketches. The 6 or so cards I've completed for their challenges have been amongst some of my favorites, to include today's submission. Then again, it could be because I'm partial to this "Just Buzzing By" stamp set. It's a favorite of mine, as if you didn't already know, because you've seen it here before!!
Soft Suede cardstock
Soft Suede ink
So Saffron cardstock
So Saffron marker
1 1/4 circle punch
Just Buzzing By stamp set (retired)
3" scallop punch
Polka Dot DSP
Thanks for "buzzing by" and I hope you have a S-U-P-E-R day!
Today I did a little mini-makeover in my stamp room. The main thing I have always wanted was a higher desk, one that I could stand at or lean onto. Sometimes I just found that sitting at a lower desk, my back was always hunched over and causing me pain come the end of the day. I refuse to admit I'm getting old, so, let's blame it ENTIRELY on the desk.
Mr. Super Stamp (no) Girl had this old workbench in our basement, that was quite ugly in fact, but more importantly, RIDICULOUSLY heavy, which is probably why I never wanted to move it before, even knowing it probably would have been the perfect height. I looked online and thought of purchasing a new desk, but, the thought of spending a few hundred dollars just didn't seem so fun, or frugal. So, I finally relented and we moved that monstrous workdesk into my craftroom and IT's PERFECT! Hallelujah! (I'm still singing and doing my little happy dance). Sure, it's still kinda, sorta, a whole lotta ugly, but my back is forever grateful! And, one old desk became a second stamping space for when I have friends or my mom over! So, that was a happy bonus that I didn't plan for!
But, of course, when you move one thing, you wind up moving a gazillion others. . . So, the punches were organized, cards were sorted through, paper was (gasp) thrown out, stamps were put up for sale (my stamp campers will LOVE that), the vinyl tree and butterflies on the wall came down for a more "streamlined" look. And, oh yes, a honey-do list was made to put up another pegboard on the wall. . .
But the cost of my mini makeover. . . A BIG FAT WHOPPING Z-E-R-O. Love it!
So, check out a few pictures of my "new" craft room!!
And, Saturday was also a make-up stamp camp for this past week, so here are the 5 beautiful cards we made in case Wednesday's snowstorm (that wasn't actually a snowstorm) kept you from coming to join!
Please note any card that is not watermarked with Super Stamp Girl was not an entirely original idea. Some cards have been the inspiration for my stamp camp cards and I would never take credit for those designs. I will always give credit where credit is due. **Special Note: This last card was CASED from the very talented Mary Fish of Stampin Pretty, please stop by her blog and check out her talent for yourself. I'm sorry the picture came out a tad blurry. Honestly, I was too tired (aka lazy) to reshoot!
Thanks for stopping by and have a S-U-P-E-R day!
Today's card is another in my "Stampers Showcase" series in which I show off YOUR work, that is cards and/or projects made by my fellow stampers, friends or family members! I'll give you each your 15 minutes of fame, or make you a quasi internet sensation and you might not even know it!
This fun gingham and coconutty card was made by Moira Galarneau. I received it with a check she had sent for a stamp camp and I just thought it was so cheerful. And, we could certainly all use cheerful on this very cold (and as I look out the window right now) snowy Saturday afternoon!
Please leave a kind or thoughtful comment on Moira's card and I'll make sure she reads them! Keep your cards coming to me in the mail and you never know, you just might see your card on Super Stamp Girl.
Thanks for stopping by and I hope you all have a S-U-P-E-R weekend!!
I would like to thank the Design Team at the Paper Craft Crew, for selecting my card as a Featured Artisan this week! To see the original post, click here.
It's a bird. . . It's a plane. . . It's Super Stamp Girl. . . ON her workdesk! This week it's not WHAT'S on Your Workdesk Wednesday, but WHO! I'm quite sure this is not what Julia Dunnitt, of the Stamping Ground, had in mind when she started this whole desk sharing bloghop!
I am sitting on my workdesk showcasing the new Stampin' Up 2014 Occasions and Sale-A-Bration catalogs. When I thought of the idea, I actually thought, has anyone else ever actually SAT on their own workdesk and taken a photo for WOYWW? Could I possibly be the first? Will it start a new Workdesk Wednesday trend?? #WOYWWstrikeapose
It's not even an infamous "selfie" photo either! Mr. Super Stamp (no) Girl took the photo in fun with me. No pouty bee stung lips or sultry come hither eyes (or other inappropriate body parts). It's me in all my yoga pants and sport socks glory! Hey, don't laugh, you know this is pretty much how we all look when we get home from work and relax in our comfy clothes!
Anyway, I hope I brought a smile to everyone's face today, and, if in fact, I DO start a new trend, AWESOME!
Thanks for stopping by and I hope you all have a S-U-P-E-R day!
Today's card was inspired by the color challenge presented by Create with Connie and Mary.
For some reason, I felt like those three colors screamed "WINTER!" No? Your brain didn't scream "WINTER" at you? Maybe it's just because everything here in Massachusetts is SO cold and I have a perpetual brain freeze everytime I step outside. So, naturally, there is no better place to be than inside making cards!
Island Indigo cardstock
Smoky Slate cardstock
Perfect Plum cardstock
Whisper White cardstock
Island Indigo Baker's Twine
Clear Vintage Buttons
Cold and Cuddly Stamp Set (retired)
Smoky Slate ink
Island Indigo ink
Perfect Plum Ink
Thanks for stopping by and I hope you have a S-U-P-E-R (warm) day!
Why am I in the kiTchen on this T(ea) for Tuesday you ask? Because of this darn thing called a "Polar Vortex" that is once again sweeping across the northeast (and likely other places in the U.S. too) making it practically insufferable to be outside. It's SO cold that we actually need to have a name for it? For those like me, with asthma, it's pretty much a sure death wish of the lungs to venture out in the bitter cold weather. So, I'm in the kitchen baking up a storm! And, speaking of storms, we are also in for one of those later tonight and into tomorrow! Hawaii sounds real good right about now. . .
The good news is I'll have plenty to eat if we are knee deep in snow or without power!
There's a blueberry pie, a beef stew, and some chai boiling there on the back burner.
Oops, you weren't supposed to see my little sample from the pie!! You'll have to take my word that it was splendid.
And, I also made some Red Velvet crinkle cookies for my ladies at stamp camp tonight. Which, I suspect will be canceled due to the weather. What am I possibly going to do with 3 dozen Red Velvet cookies???? I bet you all have some ideas! Cookies at Crystal's!
I also made a pitcher of iced blueberry green Tea (for Tuesday)! My brother and SIL sent this canister of tea to me from China when they adopted their daughter there, along with some great other local goodies.
If you're curious about more T(ea) for Tuesday's, please check out Bleubeard and Elizabeth's blog. She is responsible for getting us to come together every Tuesday and share a cuppa.
Also, thank you to those fellow T(ea)'rs who visited my blog last week. I did visit every one of your sites too, only many of the blogger sites, will not allow me to post my comments, as the moderations/controls are limited. So, I apologize for not being able to leave you comments, I wish I could!
Thanks for stopping by and have a S-U-P-E-R day!
Happy Monday to you all! If you're like me, hopefully you're sitting at home on this Martin Luther King, Jr. Day (in your pajamas) enjoying your day off in celebration of history.
I survived a bit of the stomach bug this past weekend and while I spent a large part of it in bed (and one other room I need not mention), I'm finally feeling back to my usual self. Kinda. Sorta. With the help of Gatorade and Saltines, I did muster up some strength to get down in my craft room yesterday and make a few cards.
Today's card was inspired by the Papercraft Crew's card sketch seen below:
I was really quite pleased with my card. I love the color combinations and the layout allowed for so many options. Here is my fun Valentine's take on their sketch:
Cherry Cobbler cardstock
Very Vanilla cardstock
Pool Party cardstock
2013 Heart's DSP
Cherry Cobbler ink
Silver Glimmer Paper
Well Scripted stamp set
P.S. I Love You stamp set
Labels Collection framelits
Small heart punch
Thanks for stopping by and have a S-U-P-E-R day (off)!
TGIF! Woo-hoo, the weekend is almost here! I hope you get to partake in a long 3-day weekend like I do! That means lots of stamping fun-ness ahead!
Today's series of cards were inspired by the sketch from Mojo Monday. The sketch looks like this:
I had so much fun making the first card for the challenge seen below, that I decided I was going to use every single stamp in the entire stamp set! What? Wait? Whoa. . . who does that? Super Stamp Girl has gone mad! But wait, there's more. . . What if I told you, you can get the exact same stamp set I used (well, not MY stamp set, but your very own stamp set) for FREE!? I told you the TGIF fun-ness was just beginning!
The four expressions, used on each of the cards below, is from the See Ya Later stamp set in the 2014 Occasions catalog. You can get this stamp set FREE with any $50 purchase during Sale-a-Bration. Order yours today!
Thanks for stopping by and I hope you have a S-U-P-E-R weekend!
Please tell me you are so busy admiring this cute little fishbowl card that you didn't notice the incriminating thumbprint on the "happy together" sentiment? Whoops, I never saw it either until I posted the photo.
Last week at Techniques Class we made these fishbowl cards (with REAL water) using the Circle Treat Cups. Everyone just loved them - well, maybe except for Heidi who seemed to keep getting a lapful of water!
Circle Treat Cups
Item # 116802
$2.95 (for 12)
Add treats to your creations. Use with 1 3/4" Circle Punch to punch shape for back of cup.
Did your card hold up? I'm curious, because just last night, I went to move my card and found mine had gone bone dry. . . But, there was a nice little yellow water stain on my bookshelf giving me a clue as to what happened.
We also used the Heat-n-Stick Powder and Dazzling Diamonds to make some beautiful glitter cards. I have already put in an order for more of each item, because I envision myself using them both a LOT.
Heat & Stick Powder
Amazing powder adhesive becomes sticky when heated to hold your glitter.
How to use Heat & Stick Powder:
1. Stamp image in Versamark.
2. Apply Heat & Stick powder to image and heat set.
3. Add glitter and heat set again.
Stampin' Glitter/Dazzling Diamonds
Diamonds are your creativity's best friend. Add glitz to any project!
If you missed techniques class, you can join us at the next monthly class in February. Mark your calendars for Wednesday, February 12th. In honor of Valentine's Day, we'll practice the art of kissing. . . Stamps, that is.
This post comes nearly two days later than I had originally intended on. My apologies. Though I don't believe anyone was actually waiting with bated breath for it's go-live date. . . So, last weekend was Mr. Super Stamp Girl's birthday trip to Boston. (I make that sound as though we don't already live in the state of Massachusetts and it isn't a 1 1/2 hour journey from home). It's really NOT that far, we just don't venture to the city much. It's kind of one of those things, why swim in the pool in your own backyard? Don't think too hard, you're not supposed to actually answer that question!
First, to prepare you for a trip to Boston, you're going to have to talk the talk.
There are no "R's" in Boston.
The Gahden - a reference to the Boston Garden or the TD Banknorth Garden
Pahk the cah in Hahvad yahd - park the car in Harvard yard
No Suh - No Sir
Wicked pissa - cool, good *On a side note - "wicked" is used a LOT in Boston, and it is used indiscriminately, it can modify anything (e.g.: "Wicked good," "Wicked bad," "Wicked boring," "Wicked awesome" etc.)
Northeastah - Very bad storm spinning off the coast causing ferocious northeast winds
Bah-gin - a baRgain/deal/discount at Filene's Basement (do they even still have Filene's Basement anymore?)
Bubblah - water fountain
The Chahles - ChaRles River running through Boston
Dawchestahh - Dorchester, a suburb of Boston
The Monstah - Fenway Park's 37 foot left field wall, also known as the Green Monster
Skeezah - used when describing a drug addict; more specifically, a drug slut (okay, inappropriate yes, but hey, blame Wiktionary.org)
Connah - corner
If you come with me to the North End, we will be eating at Dolce Vita on Hanover Street. You don't get a choice. We will eat the Ravioli Rosso. Again, no choice here. Ravioli Rosso is ravioli (shocker!) in a pink cream vodka sauce. You will want to order the pink cream vodka sauce as your appetizer, your drink and your dessert. You will want to ladle this sauce directly into your mouth. Scratch that, get an IV of pink cream vodka sauce STAT! You will want to bathe in it. You will want to lick my plate clean, your plate clean and every Joe Schmoe's plate clean in the restaurant. You will ask for seconds, then you will unbutton your pants and ask for thirds. You will dream about this sauce in your sleep. It's THAT good. Or, as they say in Boston, it's wicked good.
After we roll out of Dolce Vita, we waddle up the street to Mike's Pastry. This is the famous for it's canolli's part of the North End.
Cannoli's and eclairs, red velvet cupcakes and creme brulee cups. Is this not a sugar lover's paradise?
Boston is a very walkable city. And, I highly suggest after all that pink vodka cream sauce and sugary topped sugarness that you walk. A lot. Walk yourself right on down to Quincy Market. Except perhaps on this night, when it was torrential downpours. . .
Then keep on walking right into Chinatown or the Theater District. In our case, it was an 8pm showtime at the Charles Playhouse of the Blue Man Group. Of course, photos are not allowed in the theater, so sorry, this is the only shot you get. BUT, for only $89.95 you too can see them for yourself! Mr. Super Stamp Girl L-O-V-E-D the show, which was important, as it was HIS birthday present. Me. . . Well. . . I'm no Siskel or Ebert, but two thumbs up would have served a better purpose on the highway.
After all that blue man drumming and pink vodka sauce indulging, one falls into a deep coma (until 2 am when the bahs (bars) close and the city comes alive and then you get up and walk all over again. This time, the Freedom Trail.
The Freedom Trail will take you on nearly 3 miles and 16 historical sights around Boston and just happens to lead you back into the North End. . .
Where I'd recommend a plate of Ravioli Rosso all over again!
Thanks for stopping by and have a S-U-P-E-R day!
Raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens
Bright copper kettles and warm woolen mittens
Brown paper packages tied up with strings
These are a few of my favorite things
Are you singing with me yet? Let's try it again. . .
Cream colored ponies and crisp apple streudels
Doorbells and sleigh bells and schnitzel with noodles
Wild geese that fly with the moon on their wings
These are a few of my favorite things
Betcha didn't plan on a sing-a-long blog today! Why are we singing you ask? Doesn't this card just make you want to sing?
No, this week's Friday Mashup Challenge did not ask for a sing-a-long, but rather:
I thought brown paper packages tied up with string was the perfect birthday theme. The sing-a-long was just an added bonus!
Thanks for stopping by and singing along. Have a S-U-P-E-R day!
Top o' the morning to you! It's super early here in Massachusetts (so early in fact that you could still consider this the middle of the night!) Why so early? Trust me, it's SO not by choice! Well, when I'm not having fun and being all artsy-fartsy as Super Stamp Girl, I have this full-time gig known as a "real job" that actually pays the bills and stuff! I know, I know, it's not ALL fun and games, unfortunately.
So, this morning's T(ea) is To-Go!
Me, my banana, my blueberry muffin and my chai are off for a busy day ahead. But, before I leave the house, I have two other additional posts to get out today. So, it's a Trio of blog postings! Click here for more.
I wish I had something more exciting for you on this Tuesday morning, but perhaps if you check out Bleubeard and Elizabeth's blog, you can hop around and find that someone else's T(ea) for Tuesday is Tea-rrific!
Thanks for stopping by! Have a S-U-P-E-R day!
Today's card was inspired by the sketch from Create with Connie and Mary:
It is still freeze your (insert any body part here) off cold in Massachusetts for January, so I think snowflakes are still completely fair game! Then again, when you live in New England, snowflakes are pretty much fair game 6 months out of the year!
You really can't tell from this photo, but the snowflakes and sentiment on the card were heat embossed. It was a quick and simple, yet very elegant card to make. The base of my sized A2 card is Basic Black cardstock and matted with a piece of Whisper White cardstock. The snowflakes were all stamped in Versamark Ink and then heat embossed with black embossing powder. Before you heat emboss, be sure to use that Embossing Buddy! It really does help refrain from extra powder being embossed where you don't want it! A simple piece of silver ribbon was wrapped around the card and the sentiment stamped on a scrap of Whisper White, which was also mounted on Basic Black cardstock and snipped at a banner angle.
Stampin' Up Embossing Buddy Item #103083 $5.95
Helps prevent extra powder or glitter from sticking to your projects.
Just rub across paper before application.
Thanks for stopping by! I hope you have a S-U-P-E-R day!
Hello and Happy Monday! I hope you all had a very lovely weekend. I'm still working on my post about my weekend in Boston, so be sure to check back later to hear all about the big city.
Today's card is for the Papercraft Crew sketch challenge:
For my card, I used a base of Early Espresso, matted that with Soft Suede and then layered it again in Very Vanilla. I ran the piece of Very Vanilla through my Big Shot with a fun coffee bean embossing folder. (Sorry, not sure which company that was from!) I then stamped multiple coffee cups from the A Perfect Blend stamp set in both Soft Suede and Cherry Cobbler and started mixing and matching up those components to have fun and colorful cups. I tied the center of the cups with Natural Linen Thread. I ran a scrap of Cherry Cobbler through the Big Shot with an Apothecary Accent die and stamped "Thanks a Latte" with a retired set of the same name in Cherry Cobbler.
But, the BEST part (I think) about this card - REAL coffee beans were the accent trio! Mmmmm, not only is a fun focal point, the card smells so good too!
Thanks (a latte) for stopping by! I hope you have a S-U-P-E-R Monday!
I just returned home from a weekend in Boston and I'm running around like a madwoman feeding cats, unloading suitcases, writing a grocery shopping list, throwing laundry in the wash, taking pictures for challenge cards, weeding through the mail, and, I also just happened to flip on the television and I saw some new reality TV show being advertised on "E" and heard, whilst in the middle of all my madwomanness, "Have you ever partied so hard your eyebrows fall off?" What? Who says that? But, speaking of eyebrows, I am in need of an eyebrow wax. TMI? Sorry. It's just on the ever growing to-do list! But, there's no time for that now - after looking at the Mojo Monday blog, I realized I have 5 hours and 55 minutes to get my card submitted! Time's a tickin! This might be the fastest blog post I've ever written. Come back later to hear all about my weekend in Boston.
Here is the sketch this week from Mojo Monday:
And, here is my card:
I had never used this fun and fruity stamp set from Paper Trey Ink before and I just absolutely love it! I went on to make 4 other cards AFTER this initial challenge card. It was such a fun stamp set to play around with.
So Saffron cardstock
Pear Pizzazz cardstock
Melon Mambo cardstock
Whisper White Cardstock
Melon Mambo Ink
So Saffron Ink
Thanks for stopping by and have a S-U-P-E-R Sunday!
Hello and Happy Friday to you! Don't you just L-O-V-E Friday's? Well, I certainly do! For most of us, myself included, Friday's signal the end of a sometimes excruciatingly long work week and mean it's time to reward youself with a little fun on the weekend. So, get busy having some fun! Whatever fun might be for you. I'm headed to the big city of Boston for a little shopping at Quincy Market, dinner in the North End (which usually means La Dolce Vita), cannoli's at Mike's Pastry (they're THE BEST in Boston) and to see the Blue Man Group. I'm sure I'll post a few pictures of all the weekend's non cardmaking fun-ness! Yes, for those of you who wondered, I do DO other things than make cards!
Today's card is a random stamper's showcase - a card made by one of YOU! There is nothing like getting a handmade card via snail mail. This bright and cheery "Hello Friend" card was sent to me recently by Michelle Downie. I love her combination of purple and bright yellows. Hmmm, I almost gotta wonder if she used a highligher to color those floral scrolls!?
Thanks, Michelle, for the beautiful card!
And, thank YOU for stopping by. I wish you all a S-U-P-E-R weekend!
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