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2017-11-02; fall color burst


Today’s sample was created using Color Burst pigment powder and SU’s French Foliage.  I stamped the leaves in an assortment of colors ranging from forest green, orange and plum.
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Besides rubber stamping, I also added a butterfly brad and some gold heat embossed speckles.
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The sentiment was stamped and punched out using SU’ punches.  The word Autumn was an unmounted piece of rubber, but I think it was from TAC (The Angel Company).
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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.


2017-11 Calendar Page


The calendar page you see is a project that was started in September 2016 and completed in December 2016. This calendar project was made by all of the Shoebox Ladies and three Stamping Friends. Two of which are from Washington State and the Third from Oregon. Instead of showing them all at once back in 2016, I’ve decided to delay posting until the actual month they were created for.

This month the calendar page was created Bonnie (me!)

I’ve done pumpkins and fall images for the month of November for years…I decided to go with something totally unrelated.

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I love the bean sentiment! And so true.

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And one more look before you go on about your day……

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Thanks for stopping by. Be sure to stop back the first of each month to see what the ladies created for the annual calendar project.

2017-10-25; polka-dotted hedgehog


Hedgehog. Face. Cute.
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And the card it goes with where I used a cross-stitch banner die that months ago and had not used yet.

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Here is a close look at the layers.  The top white layer is popped up just a bit with a sheet of fun foam.  Stickers from the dollar store and the polka-dot scrapbook paper is a tuck-in that came with a card.  I returned this card that I made with the DP back to her  🙂

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I added one flower over the knot in the raffia.

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which brings us back to the card.  He’s already been received and she loved it and has already bought a set of the cross-stitch dies because of it.  Yep, I’m an enabler.

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Thanks for stopping by!

2017-10-24; practice samples made into cards


You’ve seen him, all over the interwebs. The adorable little hedgehog made out of a sunflower. I have an old retired sunflower set so I pulled it out to practice. In this scrap sample I’m experimenting with colors.


I decided that I like the two on the right and tossed the last one. I punched out the practice pieces using about a 2″ square and was able to make two cards and some left over leaves from previous projects.

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I know it’s hard to see when I show multiple cards so here is just one of them.

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And the extra leaves from a previous project being put to use.

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and his adorable face. I didn’t have any face stamps so I just drew one in.

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and one last look at today’s card before you go on about your day.

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I’ve got one more hedgehog to share, so be sure to stop back.

2017-10-23; still using up the color burst background paper


Same piece of Color Burst background paper   As small as this piece was, I still had a tiny piece left.

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This DP from was from a stamping friend.  I thought it would be fun to make a card using it and then send it back to her.

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I added a small punched leaf by Martha Stewart.  The detail of leaf veins were added with a stylus.

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This angle shows the layers and that I popped up the DP.
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The sentiment by Hampton Art/Studio G is a dollar stamp from Michaels.
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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.

2017-10-22; October Stamp Camp – balloon birthday & review!


For the final card from the quarterly stamp camp; a masculine balloon birthday card.

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I took a close up of the balloon; made from washi tape, taped onto card stock and then punched as a balloon.

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And a final look at the masculine birthday card….

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and before you go on about your day a quick review of all the projects made at the quarterly stamp camp….

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I’m already looking forward to the next camp!

2017-10-21; Clean & Simple Embossed background


I’ve been enjoying the Clean and Simple challenges.  This week it’s

Fall to Layout #38 Take Two

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I used a die that I had bought months ago because I liked it, but never got around to using.

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I made my own glitter background.  I took a piece of white card stock, embossed with leaves embossing folder (Darice) and then sponged assorted inks.  Next I squirted glitter glue over-all and troweled it across the surface.  While the glue was still wet I sprinkled 24 kt gold leaf flakes.

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The sentiment is and acorns are from a set I use every year by TPC Studios.

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Thanks for stopping by for the clean and simple stamping sample.