Gourd Goodness

What a fun name for a stamp set. I originally bought this set because of the beautiful leaves, but look at these gorgeous pumpkins. Its a two step stamp with both pumpkins. At first when I stamped the solid image, I thought, you really don’t need the 2nd stamp…….boy was I wrong. It totally makes the pumpkin “pop”. Then I “winked” it with Wink of Stella. The stems each have two stamps too. I am…

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Painted Harvest Fall Card

I really love how this card turned out. I’ve seen several takes on this technique. I LOVE the Painted Harvest Stamp Set. What better way to show it off than with the word FALL, using the Large Letter Dies. I originally did the one of the left. When Patty and I got together a while back we made this card and I totally forgot the top two layers. They both work, but really like the…

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Merry Cafe Hot Cocoa Mug

You may have seen this card yesterday. I put the wrong date in and it posted early before I had put in the text. So sorry for that. But now I have the text done so you can see how I made the card. Isn’t this a fun card? I totally cased it from Monica Gale. I loved everything about it, and it uses the Coffee Cups Framelits. The snowflakes are from Seasonal Layers Thinlits.…

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Count my Blessings Watercolor Card, Holiday Catalog Now Live!

This is another beautiful stamp set in the Holiday Catalog. Its on page 50. My Stamp Club Gals will be making this one too! I’ve got a 1 3/4″ strip of the Painted Autumn Designer Series Paper on the left side. I stamped the flower image onto Watercolor Paper with Black Archival Ink twice, and cut one of each of the flowers out. This really makes the flowers pop. I water colored with my Aqua…

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Blast from the Past, SUO Challenge

So this weeks challenge is a blast from the past. I don’t save many retired stamps, but I did happen to save this one back from 2004. The name of the set is Hope Is….. I have a special person I am going to send this to who is going having a lot of medical issues between herself and her son. I am blending some new with the old. My card base and first layer…

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Climbing Orchid Card

I know what you are thinking…….there are a LOT of stamps and dies in this set. It can be very intimidating, yes it can, but once you play with it, you will see how all the pieces go together. And when you pair this set with the Jar of Love, you have a great card. Thank you Patty Bennett! We started off with a Berry Burst card base and a piece of Whisper White cardstock…

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Carols of Christmas Ornaments

When Patty and I got together a few weeks ago, we decided that we were going to use ALL the stamps in the Carols of Christmas set. I think these was our last card for the day. We needed to use those adorable ornaments. I said what if we used the the branch from the Seasonal Layers Thinlits to hang the ornaments from? Yes, and then draw the “strings” with a black marker. So we…

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You Move Me Card

This week its all about Dragonflies & Butterflies for the SUO Challenge. Here is a secret……I’ve been hording this pattern in the Naturally Eclectic Designer Series Paper. Why? I don’t really know. Its one of my favorites. So I decided to use a 2″ x 4 1/4″ strip of it for my card. This was really a pretty simple card to put together. Make sure you add the sentiment BEFORE you emboss. I didn’t think…

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Pick a Pumpkin (Sneak Peek)

I know I have been MIA for quite a while. I was getting ready for a party for my husbands work, and then for my sister and her family to visit. The party is over, and my family is home now, insert sad face…… Ok, I have something new to show you today. I received my pre-order in between all the madness. I hope to have a video for you later today. I really love…

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Big on Birthdays

It’s that time again, for the Stampin’ Up! Only Challenge. This week its Birthdays. My niece has a birthday this month. Perfect! I haven’t used the Big on Birthday stamp set much, so decided to dust it off and use it. I stamped the sentiment (& flowers) on Watercolor Paper with Black Archival Ink. I have to say I didn’t get a real good image and ended up using my Project Life Journaling Pens (they…

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