So how has your weekend been? Do any Black Friday/Small business Saturday shopping, I did. Happy to say while I might have been away from the computer for a few days, I’ve completed a large chunk of holiday shopping. House is completely decorated and a large pot of homemade spaghetti sauce is on the stove today. I plan on spending today crafting and watching some football.
Today’s card is for the Stamp Ink Paper challenge #24, a Color Challenge. Click on the banner to check out their blog. For my card I decided to use one of my current favorite holiday stamp sets for a non-holiday card. While the colors say holiday, they aren’t for just the holidays any more.
I started with two pieces of Whisper White one cut 1″ x 1″ smaller than the other with a tiny piece of glue holding them together for stamping. The Reason for the Season stamp set has a three step stamp that creates a “flower” for a non-holiday card or poinsettia for a holiday card. First I stamped the black image, then Watermelon Wonder and finally Cucumber Crush. Sentiment is from the Tin of Cards stamp set. Next I separated the pieces, covered each with VersaMark ink and sprinkled with Iridescent Ice Embossing powder and heat set. Then they are matted on Basic Black card stock. Card base is Thick Whisper White card stock. Dimensional separate against the layers.
Close up of the sparkle, VersaMark Ink and Iridescent Ice Embossing Powder can ready set up any project!
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Happy Thanksgiving! I am grateful for each one of you for taking time today to visit my blog, have a great day!
Thought you might enjoy these fun facts to impress your family and friends with today:
- The first Thanksgiving was held in the autumn of 1621 and included 50 Pilgrims and 90 Wampanoag Indians and lasted three days. Many historians believe that only five women were present at that first Thanksgiving, as many women settlers didn’t survive that difficult first year in the U.S.
- Thanksgiving didn’t become a national holiday until over 200 years later! Sarah Josepha Hale, the woman who actually wrote the classic song “Mary Had a Little Lamb,” convinced President Lincoln in 1863 to make Thanksgiving a national holiday, after writing letters for 17 years campaigning for this to happen.
- No turkey on the menu at the first Thanksgiving: Historians say that no turkey was served at the first Thanksgiving! What was on the menu? Deer or venison, ducks, geese, oysters, lobster, eel and fish. They probably ate pumpkins, but no pumpkin pies. They also didn’t eat mashed potatoes or cranberry relish, but they probably ate cranberries.
- No forks at the first Thanksgiving! The first Thanksgiving was eaten with spoons and knives — but no forks! That’s right, forks weren’t even introduced to the Pilgrims until 10 years later and weren’t a popular utensil until the 18th century.
- Thanksgiving is the reason for TV dinners! In 1953, Swanson had so much extra turkey (260 tons) that a salesman told them they should package it onto aluminum trays with other sides like sweet potatoes — and the first TV dinner was born!
- Thanksgiving was almost a fast — not a feast! The early settlers gave thanks by praying and abstaining from food, which is what they planned on doing to celebrate their first harvest, that is, until the Wampanoag Indians joined them and (lucky for us!) turned their fast into a three-day feast!
- Presidential pardon of a turkey: Each year, the president of the U.S pardons a turkey and spares it from being eaten for Thanksgiving dinner. The first turkey pardon ceremony started with President Truman in 1947.
- Why is Thanksgiving the fourth Thursday in November? President Abe Lincoln said Thanksgiving would be the fourth Thursday in November, but in 1939 President Roosevelt moved it up a week hoping it would help the shopping season during the Depression era. It never caught on and it was changed back two years later.
- The Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade began in 1924 with 400 employees marching from Convent Ave to 145th street in New York City. No large balloons were at this parade, as it featured only live animals from Central Park Zoo.
- Turkey isn’t responsible for drowsiness or the dreaded “food coma.” So what is? Scientists say that extra glass of wine, the high-calorie meal or relaxing after a busy work schedule is what makes you drowsy!
- How did the tradition of watching football on Thanksgiving start? The NFL started the Thanksgiving Classic games in 1920 and since then the Detroit Lions and the Dallas Cowboys have hosted games on Turkey Day. In 2006, a third game was added with different teams hosting.
How about some crafting. For today, I made a cute plate gift using the Square Pillow Box thinlit die and Blackberry Bliss card stock that was run through the Big Shot using the Woodland Textured Impression Embossing folder. For decorations used two different ribbons wrapped around and acorns from the Acorny Thank You bundle, the word Grateful is from the Seasonal Frame Thinlits.
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Happy Pre-Thanksgiving Day, will you be spending the day preparing for tomorrow? I plan do to as much kitchen prep as possible and pick up the pumpkin pie, might even get my new tires installed today, we’ll just see how that goes.
Have you taken advantage of any of the sale items this week as part of the Online Extravaganza? Click below to check out the online store.
Now on to today’s card which is for the Global Design Project weekly challenge which just happens to be “Case the Designer – Brian King”, banner below. There are many definitions of CASE (Copy And Steal Everything, Copy And Share Everything), but in this situation the definition is Copy And Selectively Edit. This means you can be inspired by ANYTHING on this card. I decided to use the stamp set “Snow Place” which just happens to come in a bundle with matching dies.
For my card I started with a Whisper White card base and a piece of Crumb Cake that I ran through the Big Shot using the Woodland Textured Embossing folder and using a sponge lightly added some white to the branches. Using Snow Place stamp set stamped a Penguin, a couple little Snowmen and some accessories to dress them up! To finish the card used some Snowflake Elements with rhinestones added in the center for sparkle and bling! Pretty darn cute if you ask me!
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Starting today, everyone earns up to 50% off on select items during Stampin’ Up!’s Online Extravaganza, who does not love a sale, especially when you don’t even need to leave your house!
There will be flash sales that last 24 hours on November 23rd and November 30th, the first and last days of the Online Extravaganza. Online Extravaganza savings are only available while supplies last, so get them while you can!
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How’s everything with you? It’s been a while since I last posted. I’ve been busy with work, making holiday cards in the evening and dealing with my car. My goal is to have as many cards as possible done by Thanksgiving so I can enjoy December and not feel rushed to get things done. As for my car, tomorrow I need to take it back to the dealer to have the hood latch sensor replaced, nothing worse than the car alarm going off all time of day or night because it thinks the hood is open. Now on to some card making . . .
Today’s card is for the Stamp Ink Paper weekly challenge which happens to be a sketch this week. Click on the banner below to check out the blog and see all cool designs there.
To make my card I started with a couple pieces of the Into the Woods Designer Series paper and used the Ornate Tag Topper punch to create a tag to set my sentiment on. To make the sentiment “Grateful”, I used four different colors of card stock (Soft Suede, Mossy Meadow, Daffodil Delight and Tangelo Twist), die cut the word from the Seasonal Frame Thinlits and glued them together for depth and a little interest from the side view. The card base is Mossy Meadow and is a top folding card. The bow and strip around is made from retired Tangelo Twist Stitched Satin ribbon.
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Each month I have a group of ladies who meet to stamp the 3rd Sunday of the month, they are called my Sunday Stampers, today was our November date. Thought I would share with you the cards we made.
First is the Festive Flower Card:
- Card base is Sahara Sand, stamped with Sahara Sand ink using the flower from Reason for the Season stamp set
- Mat of Early Espresso cardstock – 4” x 3”
- Whisper White cardstock 3 ¾” x 2 ¾” – stamped with greeting in the bottom right corner in Early Espresso ink
- Flower made with the Festive Flower Builder Punch
- For the large flower need: 3 1” circles, 8 large petals, 4 small petals and 2 double petals
- Using the Reason for the Season stamp set, stamp petals in the same ink color and sponge ends if desired. I have found it easier with less paper waste if I punch then stamp
- Adhere 4 petals to each circle and 2 double petals together in the center
- Layer with dimensional in between: large petals, large petals, small petals, double petals; in the end you will not see the 1” circles
- I used a Metal Rimmed Pearl in the center
- For a smaller flower use 2 layers of the small petals and 2 double petals
- When I made a flower from glimmer paper, I used glue dots to adhere petals and cardstock for the circles as they adhered much better
- Flower will be adhered to the upper left corner.
Next two cards are the Christmas Wishes (which uses Pacific Point as the main color) and a Snowman Shaker Card:
Christmas Wishes Card:
Layers in order:
- Card base – Pacific Point
- 1” x 5 ½” strip of Pool Party with banner ends, glued to card base
- Home for Christmas designer series paper – 4 ¼” x 2 ¾”, backed with Dimensional’s
- Home for Christmas designer series paper – 3 ¾” x 3 ¼”, glued
- Very Vanilla Subtle Stripped Ribbon, about 10” folded, stapled and adhered with glue dots and end(s) cut banner
- Very Vanilla 3” x 2 ½” stamped greeting from Cozy Christmas stamp set with same color as card base, adhered with Dimensional’s
- Home for Christmas Designer Button with Gold Cording, adhered with a glue dot
- Inside is Very Vanilla 4” x 5 ¼” stamped with greeting & other images from Cozy Christmas stamp set
Snowman Shaker Card (with fun foam layer):
- Card base is 4 ¼” x 11” scored at 5 ½” for top fold or 5 ½” x 8 ½” scored at 4 ¼” for side foldWhisper White outside layer is 3 ¾” x 5 ¼”
- Fun Foam layer is 3” x 5” (try to use fun foam close to the color of the outside layer)
- Center Fun Foam on the outside layer, turn over and mark a small “X” were you will die cut a circle
- Using the circle die, run through Big Shot cutting both (outside layer & cardstock) at the same time so the cut out shapes match
- Using a 3” square of Whisper White stamp image from Sparkly Seasons Stamp Set in the center of the square. Use various colored markers/pencils to color your image if desired (Sparkly Seasons bundle with matching Seasonal Frame Thinlit Dies
- Stamp Whisper White outside layer with snow globe base and greeting if desire at the top.
- In most cases greetings are 2 parts, one stamped and one die cut using the matching thinlit die
- Adhere window sheet (3” square) to the underside of the WW outside layer
- Adhere stamped image to the fun foam so the image is seen through the circle, add glitter & sequins in well, adhere front layer to seal in glitter/sequins.
- Adhere entire piece to card
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Happy Friday the 13th!
Today’s card is for the Can You Case It weekly challenge. For my card, I decided to switch from a portrait to landscape version of a layout.
To make my card I first started with the Festive Fireplace Bundle, stamped, colored (with various Stampin Write Markers I have purchased through out the year) and die cut with their matching die. For the fireplace you do need to do some fussy cutting since there is no die, but it’s very easy and quick. I decided to do a side folding card and cut about 1″ off the front to allow for stamping on the “inside” that shows on the “outside”. Using the Brick Wall textured embossing folder on the front, I ran the card stock through my Big Shot and tied some retired Early Espresso Bakers Twine around the fold of the card and tied off a bow. Next, I glued the fireplace down and all the other items down. There are dimensionals behind the greens on the mantel. I used Crystal Effects on the flames to make then shine. To finish off the card I stamped Merry Christmas in Real Read & the Holly Berries from the Snow Place stamp set. Used a red sharpie to color some rhinestones red and attached as the berries to the card for some bling.
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Happy Wednesday, we have made it half way through the week, it sure was rainy here yesterday and the rain will be back on Thursday. I have some errands to run, so today after work seems the best time, at this point they say no rain but you know how that works. Today I want to give a few friends a call I haven’t talked to for awhile, I had a dream that was so real last night and I could see them clearly in it, so I want to touch base with them today. Do you ever have dreams like that ?
On to some card making, today’s card is for the Global Design Project #010, don’t forget to check out their blog. This cute design is thanks to Teneale Williams.
To make my card I started with a base of Thick Whisper White 4 1/4″ x 11″, scored at 5 1/2″ and folded for a top folding card. Next came the three squares, Red Glimmer, Night of Navy and Season of Cheer Designer Series Paper all cut with my paper trimmer. The Season of Cheer square was then cut in four even pieces and glued to the Night of Navy Cardstock making sure to keep the design in tack. All three layers are glued together then onto the card base. For the penquin, he came from the Snow Place Stamp Set and was die cut with the Snow Friends Framelits, these can be purchased separate or as a bundle for a 15% savings. For the hat I die cut one with Red Glimmer paper and a second with Dazzling Diamond Glimmer paper, snipped the brim and pom-pom from the Dazzling Diamond and using glue dots attached to the red hat, then a few glue dots to adhere to the penquin, who is backed with dimensionals and added to the card. Let it Snow comes from the Sparkly Seasons stamp set and Word Window punch used to punch out and glued to the card. Finishing touch is a Red Glimmer bow adhered with a glue dot!
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Happy Monday, how was your weekend? I had a pretty busy one, visited a few Holiday Craft shows where I picked up a Pumpkin Roll and some birthday gifts, stopped at a few consignment stores, Home Goods, Dollar Tree and food shopping – and that was just on Saturday. Sunday I decided just to take it easy, catch up on watching some You Tube video’s and watch a few Hallmark Christmas movies!
Today’s card is for the Paper Craft Crew Card challenge #169, click here to check out their blog.
To make my card I started with a card base of Whisper White. To create the pattern on a piece of Whisper White I used the Watercolor Words Photopolymer Stamp set and five different ink pads – Daffodil Delight, Watermelon Wonder, Tangerine Tango, Cucumber Crush and Bermuda Bay. Using a scrap piece of paper to cover the top third of the Whisper White and just stamped away mixing up the images. Once I adhered the Whisper White to the Cucumber Crush mat I wrapped around a piece of the Dotted Lace Trim, tied a bow and adhered to the card base with some dimensionals. Used the Tags & Labels Framelits with Watermelon Wonder and Cucumber Crush to create some tags and the ‘Make a Wish” is stamped in Cucumber Crush from the Perfect Pennants stamp set. To finish off the card is a Bermuda Bay heart punched from the Itty Bitty Punch Pack and some Pearls.
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Happy Friday, how’s your week been? I’ve been busy at work with little time for crafting this week. I’m looking forward to the weekend as there are Christmas Craft shows and special events happening all over our area. Hopefully I will be doing some shopping, I just love to decorate for Christmas. At the one craft show there is a man who comes with the best Pumpkin rolls, sure hope he is there this year.
Today’s card is for the Stamp Ink Paper Challenge #21 Clean & Simple Christmas. As soon as I saw the theme I knew I wanted to use the Lovely as a Tree stamp, it make a great clean & simple card.
To make my card I started with a card base made from the new Thick Whisper White card stock and a mat of Garden Green. The evergreen tree was stamped in Garden Green and Season’s Greetings in Sahara Sand – which happens to match the linen thread tied in a bow in the Star Button from the Home for Christmas Designer Buttons.
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Happy Wednesday, half way through the week. They say today we should have temperatures in the mid 70’s, what a great fall day, I hope to spend my lunch hour enjoying it! How’s the weather in your neck of woods today?
Today’s card is for the MOJO Monday 422 challenge, you can check out their blog by clicking here.
When I saw the layout for this card it just screamed designer series paper to me so I started looking through my stash and loved this combination from the Into the Woods Designer Series Paper Pack. I used the Acorny Thank You Photopolymer Bundle (stamp set with matching punch at a 15% savings) to create the focal image and added a small bow tied from the new Gold Cording Trim.
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Have a great day, Craft On!
Supply list for today’s card below, with a link to my on-line store
Happy Monday, welcome to the week. Not sure about you, but it takes me a few days to get use to it being lighter earlier in the morning and darker sooner at night. I forgot the change one of the kitchen clocks and it through me off this morning. Fun story about the clock in my car, a few years back in spring I couldn’t figure out how to change the clock (and I’m not a direction reader) so I just waiting until my nephew (40 years younger than me) was here for a visit in the summer and asked him if he knew what to do (they had the same type of car) and he said “Aunt Karen just press the button with the H for hour and M for minute”, safe to say changing the time in my car is one think I remember how to do!
Today’s card is for the Can You Case It weekly challenge, fall edition. Don’t forget to check out their blog.
Let me say first that I am a dog person, but the cat image is perfect for this card. To make my card I decided to use the Festive Fireplace and Happy Scenes stamp sets, I liked the idea of the cat sitting at the window looking out at the birds. Let me tell you how I made the image in the window. First I stood in front of my ink pad catty and pulled out about 9 colors (Hello Honey, Pumpkin Pie, Tangelo Twist, Rich Razzleberry, Cajun Craze, Soft Suede, White Craft ink, Early Espresso and Sahara Sand). First I stamped one image of the tree and birds using Early Espresso on thick Whisper White and another on a piece of scrap paper and cut the scrap paper on at the horizon line to create two masks. Using sponge daubers and the ink pads I sponged the colors (light to dark) to create the sky and earth, masking the part I didn’t want to get the colors on. Colored the birds with a red sharpie. Next I die cut the window frame, ledge and cat and sponged on color for depth. There are dimensionals between the scene and window frame. Sentiment and linen thread finish off the card in the upper right corner.
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So how’s your weekend been, have many trick or treater’s on Halloween? remember to set your clock back an hour? Having a nice evening Saturday (mid 50’s and clear) made for a lot of trick or treater’s in the neighborhood, around 140 (neighbor across the street counted them), most we have had in a long time, normally we average around 70. I enjoy seeing all the cute costumes on the little one. Also this weekend the Hallmark Christmas movies started and it’s the perfect weekend with the extra hour, I know I’ve seen most of the movies, but they are still enjoyable to watch!
Today’s card is for the Paper Craft Crew Card Sketch #168, banner with link below. I’d like to thank the team of designers over at Paper Craft Crew for picking my card submission for challenge #166 as a Design Team Top Pick, it’s such a honor! You can see that original post here. Don’t forget to check out the Paper Craft Crew blog.
To make today’s card I started with some ink pads (Blackberry Bliss, Daffodil Delight & Cucumber Crush) and the Flower Patch bundle (Flower Patch stamp set with matching Flower Fair Framelits at a 15% discount). Stamped two flowers and three leaves and ran them through my big shot using the magnetic platform. Since I had my big shot out, I die cut the ‘for you’ from the mini-treat bag thinlit set using Daffodil Delight card stock. To put the card together, I started with a card base of Soft Suede 5″ x 10″, scored at 5″ that I will be using for a top folding card. Next is a piece of Into the Woods Designer Series Paper that I rounded the corners on, using the Project Life Corner Rounder, adhered with liquid glue. After that I took a piece of Natural Chevron Ribbon wrapped it around the front of the card (including the inside) to determine length, cut it, flipped it to the backside and adhered to the card with glue dots. Flowers and leaves are adhered with dimensionals and used different pearls for accent.
With the ‘for you’ on the outside this is the perfect card to have laying around so that the inside can be stamped for any reason: birthday – get well – thank you – only limited by your imagination!
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