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2018-09-23; Officially Fall with Harvest Blessings


The Fall Equinox was last evening.  In honor of that I’m starting my favorite time of year with lots of fall offerings.  Here we have a sample using 3 stamps, but is still relatively flat.

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The camera does not pick up the correct colors of the Tri color gold leaf flakes.  They do add a nice glimmer.  Some dots of glitter glue were added to the spots that printed along with the stamping of the Itty Bitty Border of leaves.


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It took 3 stamp sets for this simple card; Linen background stamp; Harvest Blessing sentiment (from set with same name); and Itty Bitty Borders all from Stampin’ Up.

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And one more look at the card before you go on about your day…..

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Happy Fall!  And thanks for stopping by.


2018-09-20; Best time of year


Today’s sample uses a what I believe to be a Christmas sentiment.  However; I think the best time of year is fall.

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Sentiment by Close to My Heart (D1501a-b or CC1014) stamped on to a punched card stock piece using a SU label punch.

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Carved & Candlelit pumpkin; leaf by Sizzix, tiny tendril by Lawn Fawn. fence by Tim Holtz Alterations, stamped with SU’s woodgrain and grass by Fiskars.

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and one more look at the card before you go on about your day….

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Thanks for stopping by.

2018-09-19; Scrappy just saying hi


Toaday’s sample is a scrappy challenge for you.  Pull out your scrap bin or just use the left-over’s on your desk.  Create away with your scraps.

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The larger pink flower is was purchased and the smaller two are just flower punches which have been inked, molded and glued down.  The various leaves in the background are just scraps from previous cards.

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Love the 3-d sticker; it was the perfect color and already had some gold  metallic splotches on it.

You can see some other texture additions in this look as well; stencil paste, tiny gold marbles, chunky glitter and gold leaf glued down to an adhesive strip.

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Here is a quick look at the layers.  5 layers, again with stencil paste, tiny marbles, a flower crystal gem and the stamped medallion.

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And one last look at the card before you go on about your day….

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Let me know if you take the scrappy challenge.

Thanks for stopping by.

2018-09-18; Flip Flops


Getting ready for a trip where flip flops will be the required gear!

I’m sending this to my travel buddy as we are both excited to laze around the pool.

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I made my own glitter background by dotting the polka dotted pattern with glitter glue.

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The Nuvo drop color matches the DP perfectly!

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A look at the layers.  I popped up both the square medallion panel and the flip flops.

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The flip flops are from the Cricut cartridge, Pack Your Bags.  Flip flops cut at 1.8″.  they are mounted on a die cut and punched border layered mat.

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I finally used some alphabet dollar store puffy stickers that I picked up.

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And one last look at the card before you go on about your day…

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Thanks for stopping by.

2018-09-17; Autumn frame


I brought out my distress stains making a fall colored background which I die cut assorted leaves from.  The background DP was rubbed then brushed with gesso to give it a muted look so the leaves could be the focal point.


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I made my own gold leaves by heat embossing a small piece of white card stock, then punching out some leaves.

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Here you can see the layers.  I stamped on vellum with the sentiment and mounted it into a die cut frame.

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And one last look at the card before you go on about your day….


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Thanks for stopping by.

2018-09-16; Last piece of the Maggi DP


This is the last piece of the hand colored backgrounds that Maggi gave to me at the August shoe box craft night. I made a total of 14 cards and here is the last one.

I used 3 spellbinder dies to create the shaped card/layers and a Sizzix foliage die set to decorate

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The sentiment is an old one by Studio G, one of the dollar wood mounted ones Michael’s used to have a few years ago. It was stamped, trimmed and glued flat to the medallion.

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This is a dollar store 3-d holographic butterfly added as an embellishment. The dots on the background foliage were made using acrylic paint.

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Here is a look at the layers. I only popped up one of the layers, the rest are glued down flat.  The leaves that you can see on the left of the photo, are from the inside of the card.

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One last look at the card before you go on about your day….

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If you missed any of the 14 cards, I’ve compiled a quick link list if you’d like to look.

Pile of gifted DP & Card #1 – Whimsical Greetings

card #2 – Thanks a Bunch

Card #3 – Pile of Pumpkins

Card #4 – Glittery Hello

Card #5 – Pastel Friend to Friend

Card #6 – Thankful Thoughts

Card #7 – Flower Wreath Friend to Friend

Card #8 – Friends are like Fat Thighs

Card #9 – Alpha Swap card for the letter E

Card #10 – No Good Girls

Card #11 – Cherish Every Moment (sticker)

Card #12 – We will always be friends

Card #13 – Card sketch – more Whimsical Greetings

and of course, today’s card #14 (Scroll up to beginning of post)


2018-09-15; We will always be friends


Another Maggi background made into a card. I’m on the count down now, only a one left! I used  fun flowers by Hero Arts and sentiment by Hampton Arts, music background (by Beeswax) from my friend Sonia’s estate and leaves with matching punch by Martha Stewart.

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This flower is from a set by Hero Arts called Dauber Flower.  It’s been colored with alcohol markers; where I found out my orange is running out of juice 😦  and I used an actual dauber to add color in the center.

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Here is the sentiment by Hampton Arts Laugh Out Loud acrylic set.

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And a look at the layers; I popped up the sentiment and hot glue mounted the flowers after they had been molded and shaped.

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And one last look at the card before you go on about your day….

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Thanks for stopping by.