All Occasion · cards · Distress Ink coloring · Fall · Memory Box · Watercolor

Memory Box Berry Wreath Thinking Of You…

Hi everyone! A thinking of you card today using the NEW Berry Wreath stamp set and coordinating die set.  It just made me think of bittersweet!

I stamped with Archival Coffee ink on Memory Box watercolor card, die cut the wreath and colored with Distress Ink Pad Reinkers.  I have some palettes I made with the reinkers so I worked with oranges/reds, greens and Vintage Photo for the brown.

I made an A2 cardbase with Taylored Expressions Toffee cardstock and inked the edges with the foam ink blending tool and Gathered Twigs Distress Ink.

I mounted the wreath and sentiment with foam tape and tied on some thin jute to add that little bit extra!

I wasn’t careful painting at all… as you can tell! lol  I spritzed the wreath with water in an area, then added the ink from a brush, then moved on to the next area.  I didn’t worry too much about going outside the lines.

It feels like Fall!

Thanks for clicking over to my blog today!  We have three birthdays for grandkids this week so I’m working on birthday cards too.  WOW!  They grow up fast! ❤  I will try to share the cards here too!

The stamps and dies I used…

Memory Box – CL5260-D Berry Wreath…
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Memory Box Clear Stamps BERRY WREATH…
[ SSS ]
Memory Box – WP101 Watercolor Paper
[ STR | SSS ]
TE Premium Cardstock
[ TE ]
Burlap Twine
[ TE | SSS ]
Ranger Archival Ink Pad COFFEE AIP31451
[ SSS ]
Ranger Archival COFFEE Reinker ARR30775
[ SSS ]
Tim Holtz DISTRESS INK REFILLS LOT OF…
[ SSS ]

All Occasion · Birthday · cards · Distress Ink coloring · Fall · Memory Box · Poppystamps · Watercolor

Memory Box Pumpkin Card…

After making the stamp video the other day, I was in the mood to stamp and color this new pumpkin!  No great technique or anything… just stamping on MB watercolor card, coloring with Distress Ink Refills (I need to clean off my desk and get out a different coloring medium, lol).  I enjoy how the Distress ink refills work for watercolor though and the colors are so nice for this time of year!

I think this pumpkin would make a great shape card or place cards or what else?

For the cardbase, I used TE Sweet Basil cardstock and stamped poppystamps Picnic Plaid stamp on it with TE Sweet Basil Ink.

I didn’t want Halloween words so I used Grateful for our friendship from the Wild Rose Stem stamp set.

This stamp set with the pumpkin has great words for the banner though.

This turned out an odd size but it will still fit in an A6 envelope for a regular forever stamp!  YAY!

Thanks for clicking over!  We so appreciate all your thoughts and prayers for our family.  Breanna is making progress.  We’re so happy and so grateful! ❤ 

Shopping links for what I used…

Memory Box – CL5264-D Halloween…
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Memory Box Clear Stamps HALLOWEEN…
[ SSS ]
Poppystamps – CL478 Picnic Plaid…
[ STR ]
Memory Box – CL5258 Wild Rose Stem…
[ STR | SSS ]
Memory Box – CL5258-D Wild Rose Stem…
[ STR | SSS ]
TE Premium Cardstock
[ TE ]
TE Premium Ink – Full Ink Pads
[ TE ]
May Arts NATURAL Twine String Burlap
[ SSS | TE ]
Ranger Ink – Tim Holtz – Distress Ink…
[ SBC | SSS ]
Ranger Ink – Tim Holtz – Distress Ink…
[ SBC | SSS ]
Ranger Ink – Tim Holtz – Distress Ink…
[ SBC | SSS ]
Ranger Ink – Tim Holtz – Distress Ink…
[ SBC | SSS ]
Ranger Ink – Tim Holtz – Distress Ink…
[ SBC | SSS ]
Ranger Ink – Tim Holtz – Distress Ink…
[ SBC | SSS ]
Memory Box WATERCOLOR Paper wp101
[ SSS ]
Ranger Archival Ink Pad – Jet Black
[ STR | SBC | SSS ]
Tombow Mono Multi Liquid Glue
[ STR | SBC | SSS | TE | BLIC ]
TE Foam Tape, 1/16″
[ TE ]
Sizzix – Big Shot Machine – White and…
[ SBC | SSS ]
Sizzix – Big Shot Accessory – Tool…
[ SBC | BLIC ]
Scotch Removable Tape Refill
[ TE ]

birch press design · Christmas · Fall · Memory Box · Poppystamps · Winter

Memory Box, poppystamps and Birch Press Designs NEW Stamp Release Video!

Have you seen these NEW stamp sets and dies?  Shoot me now! haha  Hey, it’s not my fault! lol  Sorry it’s muffled sounding. ugh.  I just download right to the blog from my phone but they change it. sigh. I should go back to you tube I guess.  Bear with me this time…

Thanks for stopping by!  I’ll be back tomorrow for the SSS STAMPtember Release Blog Party!

See them in the stores here…

Memory Box – CL5264-D Halloween…
[ STR | SSS ]
Memory Box Clear Stamps HALLOWEEN…
[ SSS ]
Memory Box – CL5261-D Spirit of…
[ STR | SSS ]
Memory Box Clear Stamps SPIRIT OF…
[ SSS ]
Memory Box – CL5260-D Berry Wreath…
[ STR | SSS ]
Memory Box Clear Stamps BERRY WREATH…
[ SSS ]
Memory Box – CL5262-D Harvest Love…
[ STR | SSS ]
Memory Box Clear Stamps HARVEST LOVE…
[ SSS ]
Poppystamps – CL497 Joyous Christmas…
[ STR | SSS ]
Poppystamps – CL495 Christmas…
[ STR | SSS ]
Poppystamps – CB496 Christmas Quotes…
[ STR | SSS ]
Poppy Stamps Clear Stamps CHRISTMAS…
[ SSS ]
Poppystamps – CL494 Christmas Fun…
[ STR | SSS ]
Memory Box – CL5263 Christmas Tiles…
[ STR | SSS ]
Memory Box – 94509 Winter Wood Dome…
[ STR | SSS ]
Birch Press Design – 8154 Christmas…
[ STR | SSS ]
Birch Press Design CHRISTMAS ORNAMENT…
[ SSS ]
Birch Press Design – 8153 Pumpkin…
[ STR ]
Birch Press Design PUMPKIN LACEWORK…
[ SSS ]
Birch Press Design – 56130 Autumn…
[ STR | SSS ]

Fall · Poppystamps

poppystamps Maple Symphony Filmore Tall Curve Autumn Card…

Hi everyone!  I’m coming to you today with a heavy, heavy mom’s heart.  You can read about it HERE.

I wanted to post this card before we head out of town to see her.  Please pray especially for her, we want her well!  Thank you!

I’ll link up the dies below… I used Taylored Expressions cardstock, Confetti Cake, Pumpkin and Toffee for the cardbase.

The gold splatters are the Gansai Tambi starry set.

Thank you so much for stopping by! I appreciate your friendships and kindred spirit so much!  ❤

links to shop…I missed linking the hugs sentiment… it’s from the Sunflower Wreath set by Memory Box… just search after you click STR or SSS

Poppystamps – 2386 Maple Symphony…
[ STR | SSS ]
Poppystamps – 2399 Filmore Tall Curve…
[ STR | SSS ]
TE Premium Cardstock
[ TE ]

 

cards · Fall · Memory Box · Poppystamps · Shopping · Simon Says Stamp · Watercolor

Simon Says Stamp Cheer and Joy Release Card…

Hi cardmakers and friends.  I have a fairly simple card to share with you… well, I kept adding things! lol

Today is the new release at Simon Says Stamp… it’s festive and Christmasy for the most part!  I’ll link you up below to what I used.

The new stamp they sent me to show is the background here, Leaves and Berries Cling Mount Stamp.

I gold heat embossed it and then blended on 3 colors of Distress Oxide Ink. Spiced Marmalade, Twisted Citron and Shaded Lilac.  Weird… the Lilac kinda wiped of when I went over it to get the ink off the heat embossed gold. I barely used any lilac though… good thing! haha I spattered with water drops using the Tim Holtz mister water bottle.

Then I just painted in the leaves and berries with the Gansai Tambi watercolors that I still had out on my desk.  Oh, I stamped on Strathmore 400/Best the brown pad of watercolor paper.

I die cut the panel with SSS Stitched Rectangles.

I embossed in Ranger Detail gold, the background and the sentiment.  ‘Thankful for you’ is from the SSS Autumn Greetings clear stamp set.

I used three small circle cuts from the New Memory Box Stylish Frame Trio die set.  I die cut them in TE Premium cardstock, links below, Candy Corn, Granny Smith and Peapod.

I die cut leaves from the cardstocks too using the New poppystamps Autumn Leaf Set.  Then I added some small enamel dots.

And that’s it!

Check out the new release!  I’ll link below in the linkdeli links below, the first one.  I’m not sure the links in my written post work so I’ll try this.

Thank you for stopping by!

Cheer and Joy
[ SSS ]
Simon Says Cling Rubber Stamp LEAVES…
[ SSS ]
Simon Says Clear Stamps AUTUMN…
[ SSS ]
Simon Says Stamp STITCHED RECTANGLES…
[ SSS ]
Memory Box STYLISH FRAME TRIO Craft…
[ SSS ]
Poppy Stamps AUTUMN LEAF Craft Dies 2248
[ SSS ]
TE Premium Cardstock
[ TE ]
Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Ink Pad…
[ SSS ]
Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Ink Pad…
[ SSS ]
Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Ink Pad…
[ SSS ]
Studio Katia INK BLENDER BRUSHES Set…
[ SSS ]
Honey Bee BACKGROUND BLENDER BRUSHES…
[ SSS ]
Ranger Embossing Powder SUPER FINE…
[ SSS ]
Tsukineko Versamark EMBOSS INK PAD…
[ SSS ]
Precision Heat Embossing Tool Hero…
[ SSS ]
Zig Kuretake Gansai Tambi 48 COLOR…
[ SSS ]
Strathmore WATERCOLOR PAPER PAD…
[ SSS ]
Neenah Classic Crest 110 LB SMOOTH…
[ SSS ]

All Occasion · cards · copics · Die Piecing · Distress Ink coloring · Fall · Memory Box · Poppystamps · Watercolor

Two poppystamps and Memory Box Autumn Cards…

Hi everyone!  Some Autumn cards I’ve made and haven’t gotten posted yet!

The poppystamps Autumn Leaves Sidekick Frame and Stencil is so pretty!  There’s also two die sets of leaves that match this die… I’ll link to them below in case you’re interested.

The sentiment I used this time is from poppystamps Autumn Leaves clear set.

I used Oxide inks to blend the rectangle I stamped on.

The leaves were blended with oxide inks but I wasn’t happy with them so I colored over them with Copics!

The background behind the frame I watercolored with regular distress inks.

My next card ended up being one thing after another! I watercolored a background with regular distress inks but it was pretty dark.  I tried stamping the leaves stamp from the Memory Box Grateful Autumn stamp set directly on it but I didn’t like it.  So I gold heat embossed a piece of vellum and adhered it to the background with teeny lines of glue.  I wasn’t thrilled with that either so I colored the leaves directly on the front of the vellum with Copics!  Copics to the rescue again! lol

I want to see what I can come up with this stamp set with another try!  It’s so pretty and so many amazing stamps and sentiments in the set!

Thanks for stopping by!  Happy cardmaking to you!

Products I used to make these cards…. (while I have you, I’m grateful to you that shop through my links!  I appreciate it so much!)

Poppystamps – 2232 Maple Trio craft die
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Poppystamps – 2248 Autumn Leaf Set…
[ STR ]
Poppy Stamps AUTUMN LEAVES SIDEKICK…
[ SSS ]
Poppystamps – CL485 Autumn Leaves…
[ STR | SSS ]
Memory Box – CL5243 Grateful Autumn…
[ STR | SSS ]
Bazzill 40lb cardstock Vellum – pkg…
[ STR ]
Neenah Classic Crest 110 LB SMOOTH…
[ SSS ]
Mini Ink Blending Tool *new* – 2…
[ STR | SBC | SSS | JGG ]
Mini Ink Blending Foam Refills – pkg…
[ STR | SBC | JGG ]
Ranger 4oz Distress Sprayer by Tim Holtz
[ STR ]
Ranger Ink – Archival Ink Pad – Jet…
[ SBC | SSS | JGG ]
Ranger Ink – Wendy Vecchi – Archival…
[ SBC | SSS | JGG ]
Copic Sketch Markers
[ BLIC | SSS ]
Sizzix – Big Shot Accessory – Tool…
[ SBC | SSS ]
Sizzix – Big Shot Machine – White and…
[ SBC | SZZ | SSS ]
Sizzix Cutting Pads – standard
[ STR | SBC | SSS ]
Sizzix – Accessory – Magnetic…
[ SBC | SSS ]
Sizzix – Big Shot Plus Machine -…
[ SBC | SZZ | SSS ]
Sizzix Big Shot Plus CUTTING PADS…
[ SSS | SBC ]
Sizzix – Big Shot Plus – Accessory -…
[ SBC | SSS ]
Retractable Paper Piercer / Pick -…
[ STR | SSS | SBC ]
Spellbinders – Tan Embossing Mats
[ SBC | SSS ]
Simon Says Stamp SMALL TEFLON BONE…
[ SSS ]
EK Success POWDER TOOL Applicator…
[ SSS ]
Embossing Powder Prep Bag…
[ STR | SSS ]
Hero Arts – Wagner – HT400 Precision…
[ SBC | SSS ]
EK Success – EK Tools – Small…
[ SBC | SSS ]
Tonic Studios Tim Holtz 8.5 Inch…
[ SBC | SSS ]
Tonic Studios – Tim Holtz – 12.25…
[ SBC | SSS ]
Tonic 12 INCH WIDE BASE GUILLOTINE…
[ SSS ]
Ranger Ink – Inkssentials – Clear…
[ SBC | SSS ]
Lawn Fawn – Stamp Shammy
[ SBC | SSS ]
Sizzix Big Shot Sticky Grid 5/Pkg,…
[ STR | SBC | SSS ]
Tonic Studios – Tim Holtz – Travel…
[ SBC | SSS ]
Mini MISTI – Most Incredible Stamp…
[ SBC | SSS ]
MISTI Stamping Tool – The Most…
[ SBC | SSS ]
Simon Says Accessories MISTI GRID…
[ SSS ]
Scor-Pal – Scor-Pal Eighths Measuring…
[ SBC ]
Scor-Pal MINI SCOR-BUDDY Scoring…
[ SSS | JGG ]
Scotch ATG – Adhesive Applicator Gun…
[ SBC | SSS ]
Scotch Adhesive Refill for Pink ATG…
[ SBC ]
Tombow Mono Multi Liquid Glue
[ STR | SBC | SSS | BLIC ]
adhesive pick-up square
[ STR | SBC ]
3M Scotch DOUBLE-SIDED FOAM TAPE…
[ SSS ]
Scrapbook Adhesives 3D 217 WHITE FOAM…
[ SSS | JGG ]
Avery Elle Stamp & Die Storage…
[ STR | SSS ]
Avery Elle EXTRA LARGE Stamp and Die…
[ SSS ]
Tonic 14×14 inch Easy Clean Craft…
[ STR | SSS ]

cards · Distress Ink coloring · Fall · Memory Box · Poppystamps

poppystamps Autumn Leaves Sidekick Frame and Stencil Card…

Hi everyone!  We interrupt the Christmas cards for a Fall card! It’s getting close to that time, when the leaves start changing and definitely dance in the wind!

I love this pretty NEW poppystamps Autumn Leaves Sidekick Frame.  I laid the stencil over the die cut and inked the leaves with regular Distress Inks and the mini ink blender tools. The colors I used were Forest Moss, Spiced Marmalade and Mustard Seed.

Then I laid the stencil over the actual thin metal die and using the ink pad, tapped some ink onto the leaf vein lines.  Then I put the die cut back in the metal die and pressed the paper into the lines…that’s how I ended up with ink in the veins here and there. They look like dying leaves! lol

I die cut a rectangle background piece to fit behind the frame with the Memory Box Basic Rectangles dies.  I inked it with Distress ink also and did some water spatters, let it dry and then gold heat embossed the sentiment from the NEW poppystamps Autumn Leaves clear stamp set.

I was going to just add some gold cord and tie a bow but it hit me to try wrapping the cord up the side of the die cut!  I liked it a lot and thought it made the leaves truly look like they were dancing in the wind! YAY!

I hope you’re having fun being creative these days… it’s been all hot and muggy again here…makes it easy to stay inside!

Thank you for stopping by!

Here’s what I used to make this card…

Poppystamps – 2243 Autumn Leaves…
[ STR | SSS ]
Poppystamps – CL485 Autumn Leaves…
[ STR | SSS ]
TE Premium Cardstock
[ TE ]
Ranger Ink – Inkssentials – Clear…
[ SBC | SSS ]
Lawn Fawn – Stamp Shammy
[ SBC | SSS ]
Mini Ink Blending Tool *new* – 2…
[ STR | SBC | SSS | JGG ]
Mini Ink Blending Foam Refills – pkg…
[ STR | SBC | JGG ]
Ranger 4oz Distress Sprayer by Tim Holtz
[ STR ]
Sizzix – Big Shot Accessory – Tool…
[ SBC | SSS ]
Sizzix – Big Shot Machine – White and…
[ SBC | SZZ | SSS ]
Sizzix Cutting Pads – standard
[ STR | SBC | SSS ]
Sizzix – Accessory – Magnetic…
[ SBC | SSS ]
Retractable Paper Piercer / Pick -…
[ STR | SSS | SBC ]
Spellbinders – Tan Embossing Mats
[ SBC | SSS ]
Simon Says Stamp SMALL TEFLON BONE…
[ SSS ]
EK Success POWDER TOOL Applicator…
[ SSS ]
Embossing Powder Prep Bag…
[ STR | SSS ]
Hero Arts – Wagner – HT400 Precision…
[ SBC | SSS ]
EK Success – EK Tools – Small…
[ SBC | SSS ]
Tonic Studios Tim Holtz 8.5 Inch…
[ SBC | SSS ]
Tonic Studios – Tim Holtz – 12.25…
[ SBC | SSS ]
Tonic 12 INCH WIDE BASE GUILLOTINE…
[ SSS ]
Sizzix Big Shot Sticky Grid 5/Pkg,…
[ STR | SBC | SSS ]
Tonic Studios – Tim Holtz – Travel…
[ SBC | SSS ]
Mini MISTI – Most Incredible Stamp…
[ SBC | SSS ]
MISTI Stamping Tool – The Most…
[ SBC | SSS ]
Simon Says Accessories MISTI GRID…
[ SSS ]
Scor-Pal – Scor-Pal Eighths Measuring…
[ SBC ]
Scor-Pal MINI SCOR-BUDDY Scoring…
[ SSS | JGG ]
Scotch ATG – Adhesive Applicator Gun…
[ SBC | SSS ]
Scotch Adhesive Refill for Pink ATG…
[ SBC ]
Tombow Mono Multi Liquid Glue
[ STR | SBC | SSS | BLIC ]
adhesive pick-up square
[ STR | SBC ]
3M Scotch DOUBLE-SIDED FOAM TAPE…
[ SSS ]
Scrapbook Adhesives 3D 217 WHITE FOAM…
[ SSS | JGG ]
Scrapbook Adhesives 3D FOAM SQUARES…
[ SSS | SBC | JGG ]
Scrapbook Adhesives THIN 3D 217 WHITE…
[ SSS ]
Scrapbook Adhesives THIN 3D ADHESIVE…
[ SSS ]
Avery Elle Stamp & Die Storage…
[ STR | SSS ]
Tonic 14×14 inch Easy Clean Craft…
[ STR | SSS ]

 

All Occasion · Birthday · cards · Die Piecing · Fall · Spellbinders dies · Summer

Spellbinders August Small Die of the Month Club Card….

Hi everyone!  I’m back today with the NEW Spellbinders Small Die club of the month kit…all the dies for this come in the kit for one low price!  Super cute too!

I got to thinking…that slit!  What a cute money holder!  So I added 5 bucks to my photos. hehe

Sometimes the stash of old stuff really comes in handy…so glad I still have a couple packages of these old Basic Grey magnets. I’ll try to find some others to link up below.


I used TE cardstock and Lawn Fawn pattern paper for the accent papers on the backpack. Lawn Fawn ink to edge the backpack pieces and crayons.

The zipper and glasses are silver foil/mirror cardstock.

I even had a piece of old history outline paper!  I taped it to a piece of white cardstock because it’s so thin.

I took some more photos with a black background…just to make it hard for me to decide what to post!  urrrrgghhh haha  So just posting both flat and standing up pics today!

It’s an A2 size card and will mail for one forever stamp too! yay!

There’s another sentiment in the set too… You Rule…so cute…subscription price is just $12.50 a month!  Details HERE and how it works info. Be sure to check out all the clubs while you’re there.

One last photo…so many fun details and very easy to make.  I think this can be customized for any age too!

 

Happy Monday and thank you for stopping by!

products I used to make this card…

Small Die of the Month Membership -…
[ SPL ]
TE Premium Cardstock – Granny Smith
[ TE ]
TE Premium Cardstock – Cherry Pop
[ TE ]
TE Premium Cardstock – Oreo
[ TE ]
TE Premium Cardstock – Lemon Meringue
[ TE ]
TE Premium Cardstock – Mint Julep
[ TE ]
Bazzill Foil Cardstock – Silver 12×12
[ STR | TE ]
BasicGrey SMALL MAGNETIC DISCS Self…
[ SSS ]
Lawn Fawn – Premium Dye Ink Pad -…
[ SBC | SSS ]
Mini Ink Blending Tool *new* – 2…
[ STR | SBC | SSS | JGG ]
Mini Ink Blending Foam Refills – pkg…
[ STR | SBC | JGG ]
Neenah Classic Crest 110 LB SMOOTH…
[ SSS ]
Sizzix – Big Shot Accessory – Tool…
[ SBC | SSS ]
Sizzix – Big Shot Machine – White and…
[ SBC | SZZ | SSS ]
Sizzix – Big Shot Express Machine…
[ SBC ]
Sizzix Cutting Pads – standard
[ STR | SBC | SSS ]
Sizzix – Extended Magnetic Platform…
[ SBC ]
Sizzix – Accessory – Cutting Pad,…
[ SBC ]
Sizzix – Accessory – Magnetic…
[ SBC | SSS ]
Sizzix – Big Shot Plus Machine -…
[ SBC | SZZ | SSS ]
Sizzix Big Shot Plus CUTTING PADS…
[ SSS | SBC ]
Sizzix – Big Shot Plus – Accessory -…
[ SBC | SSS ]
We R Memory Keepers QUICKSTIK…
[ SSS | SSS ]
Retractable Paper Piercer / Pick -…
[ STR | SSS | SBC ]
Simon Says Stamp SMALL TEFLON BONE…
[ SSS ]
EK Success – EK Tools – Small…
[ SBC | SSS ]
Tonic Studios Tim Holtz 8.5 Inch…
[ SBC | SSS ]
Tonic Studios – Tim Holtz – 12.25…
[ SBC | SSS ]
Tonic 12 INCH WIDE BASE GUILLOTINE…
[ SSS ]
Sizzix Big Shot Sticky Grid 5/Pkg,…
[ STR | SBC | SSS ]
We R Memory Keepers – Basic Tools -…
[ SBC | SSS ]
Scor-Pal – Scor-Pal Eighths Measuring…
[ SBC ]
Scor-Pal MINI SCOR-BUDDY Scoring…
[ SSS | JGG ]
Scotch ATG – Adhesive Applicator Gun…
[ SBC | SSS ]
Scotch Adhesive Refill for Pink ATG…
[ SBC ]
Tombow Mono Multi Liquid Glue
[ STR | SBC | SSS | BLIC ]
adhesive pick-up square
[ STR | SBC ]
3M Scotch DOUBLE-SIDED FOAM TAPE…
[ SSS ]
Foam Mounting Tape – Scotch – 12.5 feet
[ STR ]
Scrapbook Adhesives 3D 217 WHITE FOAM…
[ SSS | JGG ]
Scrapbook Adhesives 3D FOAM SQUARES…
[ SSS | SBC | JGG ]
Scrapbook Adhesives THIN 3D 217 WHITE…
[ SSS ]
Scrapbook Adhesives THIN 3D ADHESIVE…
[ SSS ]
Avery Elle Stamp & Die Storage…
[ STR | SSS ]
Tonic 14×14 inch Easy Clean Craft…
[ STR | SSS ]

 

cards · Die Piecing · Distress Ink coloring · Fall · Memory Box · Oxide Inks · Poppystamps · Starlitstudio

Memory Box Grand Maple Frame Card…

Hi everyone!  I’m sneaking in a Fall card today!  Last Friday our area stamp club had a card party and this is the card I had the gals make. I have the instructions all typed up if you want to email me, I can email them to you. It was a super fun day…there were 12 of us.  I still need to finish a couple of the cards!

This really isn’t complicated to make at all, you just have to remember to put the glue in the right places! Ask me how I know! lol

The NEW Memory Box Grand Maple Frame die is gorgeous! I love how it made up in this Circle Gatefold Type card…kind of interactive…

I die cut the center leaf/circle die in 110# Neenah Solar White cardstock and blended on 3 Distress Oxide ink pad colors, Forest Moss, Ripe Persimmon and Wild Honey. I tried using watercolor paper for this but the spatters seemed to spread too much on it so I went back to regular cardstock.  The spatters are a drop of Gathered Twigs regular Distress ink mixed with a few drops of water and spattered on with a paintbrush.

Adhere the leaf/circle to a matching size Circle Basics die cut from coordinating green cardstock.

The card base is a 4 ¼ in. x 8 ½ in., scored at 2 ⅛ in. in from the length ends. Fold on the scores and crease well.

Cut two of the Frame die and sandwich them in the left ‘gate’ of the card with liquid glue.

Adhere the finished leaf/circle to the right ‘gate’ of the card.

 

On the inside I stamped two sentiment stamps from the poppystamps Autumn Fairies stamp set using Ranger Archival Black ink and the MISTI stamping tool.

This card brought back memories.  Remember years ago when Magenta came out with all the circle and square frame stamps?  We were head over heels for them!  There were several different folds we did with those stamps and this fold was one.  Such a fun presentation!

Linking to some challenges…

Addicted To CAS – Foliage

Dies R Us  – anything Fall

bastel-traum – Fall/Halloween

The Paper Players – color challenge

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Hopefully you’ve hung in here with me and made it to this point in the post!  lol  GIVEAWAY happening on my Instagram feed, sponsored by Starlitstudio.net!  Click on over to get in on the action!  😀

TIP: You can view Instagram without setting up an account.  If you do want to set up an account you just need a phone or an iPad to set it up otherwise you can view on your computer, you just can’t post photos from your computer.  You can like, follow or comment from your computer though.  So click over and check it out!

I’ll have a GIVEAWAY here on the blog soon!  So if you don’t do Instagram there will be another chance to win here on my blog…you won’t want to miss it…another beautiful NEW die from Memory Box. yay!

Thank you for stopping by today!  Happy Fall y’all!

Links below to what I used to make this card…

Memory Box – 94079 Grand Maple Frame…
[ STR ]
Poppystamps – CL459 Autumn Fairies…
[ STR ]
Memory Box/Open Studio – 30087 Circle…
[ STR ]
Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Ink Pad -…
[ STR ]
Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Ink Pad -…
[ STR ]
Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Ink Pad -…
[ STR ]
Mini Ink Blending Tool *new* – 2…
[ STR ]
Mini Ink Blending Foam Refills – pkg…
[ STR ]
Neenah Classic Crest 110 LB SMOOTH…
[ SSS | HLM ]
Bazzill Card Shoppe – Gumdrop
[ STR ]
Archival Ink Pad – Jet Black; Ranger
[ STR ]
Archival Re-inker – Jet Black from…
[ STR ]
Sizzix – Big Shot Machine – White and…
[ SBC | SSS ]
Sizzix – Big Shot Plus Machine -…
[ SBC | SSS ]
Sizzix – Big Shot Express Machine…
[ SBC | SSS ]
Sizzix – Big Shot Accessory – Tool…
[ SBC | SSS ]
Sizzix Cutting Pads – standard
[ STR | SBC | SSS ]
Sizzix On the Edge Cutting Pads -…
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Sizzix Big Shot Plus CUTTING PADS…
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Sizzix – Accessory – Cutting Pad,…
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Sizzix – Extended Magnetic Platform…
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Sizzix – Accessory – Magnetic…
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Sizzix – Big Shot Plus – Accessory -…
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Tool Basics Flush Cutters – 5 inch…
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Retractable Paper Piercer / Pick -…
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Crystal Katana – placement tool by…
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Hallmark Scrapbook – TEFLON BONE FOLDER
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Embossing Heat Gun; Precision Heat…
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EK Success – EK Tools – Small…
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Tonic Studios Tim Holtz 8.5 Inch…
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Tonic Studios – Tim Holtz – 12.25…
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Tonic 12 INCH WIDE BASE GUILLOTINE…
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Lawn Fawn Stamp Shammy
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Mini MISTI – Most Incredible Stamp…
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MISTI Stamping Tool – The Most…
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Simon Says Accessories MISTI GRID…
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MISTI CREATIVE CORNERS Positioning…
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Scor-Pal – Scor-Pal Eighths Measuring…
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Scor-Pal MINI SCOR-BUDDY Scoring…
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Scotch ATG – Adhesive Applicator Gun…
[ SBC | SSS ]
Scotch Adhesive Refill for Pink ATG…
[ SBC ]
Ultrafine Tip Applicator Bottles 20ml…
[ STR ]
Lineco Neutral pH Adhesive – 4oz
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Tombow Mono Multi Liquid Glue
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adhesive pick-up square
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Scotch 3/4 inch Double-Sided Foam…
[ STR ]
Foam Mounting Tape – Scotch – 12.5 feet
[ STR ]
Scrapbook Adhesives 3D 217 WHITE FOAM…
[ SSS | JGG ]
Scrapbook Adhesives 3D FOAM SQUARES…
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Scrapbook Adhesives THIN 3D 217 WHITE…
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Scrapbook Adhesives THIN 3D ADHESIVE…
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Avery Elle Stamp & Die Storage…
[ STR ]
Tonic 14×14 inch Easy Clean Craft…
[ STR ]

Card Sketch · cards · Die Piecing · Distress Ink coloring · Fall · Memory Box · Poppystamps

NEW Memory Box Cottage Gate Frame Fall Card…

Hi everybody! Sharing a card with more NEW dies on it with you today! We all love Fall even the little critters! Looks like they’re having a convention on where’s the best dirt these days! haha

I die cut everything in Neenah Solar White 110# cardstock and ink blended with regular Distress ink pads and the mini ink blending tools. Gathered Twigs, Spiced Marmalade, Forest Moss, Wild Honey, Squeezed Lemonade and Rusty Hinge.

The extra acorns and leaves are cut from the Oak Leaf Swirl die.

I love the new Thankful Jotted Script die!  There is a backer die that comes with it too but I didn’t use it here. The squirrels are from a new poppystamps Busy Squirrel Trio die.  They do look busy!  We have a lot of squirrels around here and they can be pretty entertaining at times!

This is an A7 size card.  (5 in. x 7 in.)

Linking my thankful card to some challenges…

Craft Stamper Magazine Challenge – anything goes

Addicted to Stamps and More Challenge – make your mark

Thanks for stopping by on this pretty Fall day!

Here’s the dies and supplies I used to make this card… (The Oak Leaf Swirl is sold out now online and discontinued so I added links to the Finial Corner or Border that I think would work really nice with this Cottage Gate Frame too, sorry about that!) ETA Check your local stamp store.

Memory Box – 94077 Cottage Gate Frame…
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Poppystamps – 1985 Finial Corner…
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Poppystamps – 1984 Finial Border…
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Memory Box – 94076 Thankful Jotted…
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Poppystamps – 2075 Busy Squirrel Trio…
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Memory Box/Open Studio – 30087 Circle…
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Neenah Classic Crest 110 LB SMOOTH…
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Ranger Distress Mini Cube Inks – Open…
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Mini Ink Blending Tool *new* – 2…
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Mini Ink Blending Foam Refills – pkg…
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Sizzix – Big Shot Machine – White and…
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Sizzix – Big Shot Plus Machine -…
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Sizzix – Big Shot Express Machine…
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Sizzix – Big Shot Accessory – Tool…
[ SBC | SSS ]
Sizzix Cutting Pads – standard
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Sizzix On the Edge Cutting Pads -…
[ STR | SSS | SBC ]
Sizzix Big Shot Plus CUTTING PADS…
[ SSS ]
Sizzix – Accessory – Cutting Pad,…
[ SBC | SSS ]
Sizzix – Extended Magnetic Platform…
[ SBC ]
Sizzix – Accessory – Magnetic…
[ SBC | SSS ]
Sizzix – Big Shot Plus – Accessory -…
[ SBC | SSS ]
Tool Basics Flush Cutters – 5 inch…
[ STR | SSS ]
Retractable Paper Piercer / Pick -…
[ STR | HLM | SSS ]
Crystal Katana – placement tool by…
[ STR | SSS ]
Hallmark Scrapbook – TEFLON BONE FOLDER
[ HLM | SSS ]
Embossing Heat Gun; Precision Heat…
[ STR | SBC | SSS | HLM ]
EK Success – EK Tools – Small…
[ SBC | SSS ]
Tonic Studios Tim Holtz 8.5 Inch…
[ SBC | SSS ]
Tonic Studios – Tim Holtz – 12.25…
[ SBC | SSS ]
Tonic 12 INCH WIDE BASE GUILLOTINE…
[ SSS ]
Lawn Fawn Stamp Shammy
[ STR | SBC | HLM ]
Mini MISTI – Most Incredible Stamp…
[ SBC | SSS | HLM ]
MISTI Stamping Tool – The Most…
[ SBC | SSS | HLM ]
Simon Says Accessories MISTI GRID…
[ SSS ]
MISTI CREATIVE CORNERS Positioning…
[ SSS | HLM ]
Scor-Pal – Scor-Pal Eighths Measuring…
[ SBC ]
Scor-Pal MINI SCOR-BUDDY Scoring…
[ SSS | JGG ]
Scotch ATG – Adhesive Applicator Gun…
[ SBC | SSS ]
Scotch Adhesive Refill for Pink ATG…
[ SBC ]
Ultrafine Tip Applicator Bottles 20ml…
[ STR | SSS ]
Lineco Neutral pH Adhesive – 4oz
[ STR | BLIC ]
Mono Multi Liquid Glue
[ SBC | STR | SSS | HLM | BLIC ]
adhesive pick-up square
[ STR | SBC ]
Scotch 3/4 inch Double-Sided Foam…
[ STR | SSS ]
Foam Mounting Tape – Scotch – 12.5 feet
[ STR ]
Scrapbook Adhesives 3D 217 WHITE FOAM…
[ SSS | JGG ]
Scrapbook Adhesives 3D FOAM SQUARES…
[ SSS | SBC | JGG ]
Scrapbook Adhesives THIN 3D 217 WHITE…
[ SSS | HLM ]
Scrapbook Adhesives THIN 3D ADHESIVE…
[ SSS | HLM ]
Avery Elle Stamp & Die Storage…
[ STR | SSS | HLM ]
Avery Elle Stamp & Die Storage…
[ STR | SSS | HLM ]
Tonic 14×14 inch Easy Clean Craft…
[ STR | SSS ]

cards · Color Pencil · Fall · Poppystamps

poppystamps Autumn Fairies and Brilliant Leaf Frame die…

Hi everyone! An Autumn card to share today. Colorbook therapy with stamping and pencils.

I die cut the frame in Kraft card-stock, colored the leaves and inserted them back in the frame from the back and used Scotch mounting tape strips/cut to fit, to hold the leaves in place.

She’s so cute! Yes, I did change her eyes a bit because I was outlining them with black after coloring and didn’t stay on the line, so I had to ‘fix’ them. I did glitter her wings with some glitter pen.

Don’t you love the acorn house? Tiny houses are all the rage! I could never live in one! eek! This set is so fun! I love it!

I inked the edges of everything with Gathered Twigs Distress Ink and the mini ink blending tool.

I love how the leaves in the stamp and die sets match the Brilliant Leaf Frame die.  So many possibilities!   The Leaf Frame die is available now and the stamp and die sets are coming soon in the September release…arriving in stores Friday or this weekend!  yay!

The gold splats are Heidi Swapp metallic gold spray… link below.

Hope she made you smile!  Thanks for stopping by!  I love hearing from you and thank you so much for your visits and comments!  I appreciate it!

Supplies I used to make this card… STR links to starlitstudio, SBC is scrapbook.com and SSS is Simon Says Stamp

***Autumn Fairies isn’t in stock yet…they will be Friday or Saturday!

Poppystamps – 1846 Brilliant Leaf…
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Poppystamps – CL459 Autumn Fairies…
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Poppystamps – 1942 Autumn Fairies die…
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Sizzix – Big Shot Machine – White and…
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Sizzix – Big Shot Plus Machine -…
[ SBC | SSS ]
Sizzix – Big Shot Express Machine…
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Sizzix – Big Shot Accessory – Tool…
[ SBC | SSS ]
Sizzix Cutting Pads – standard
[ STR | SBC | SSS ]
Sizzix On the Edge Cutting Pads -…
[ STR | SSS | SBC ]
Sizzix Big Shot Plus CUTTING PADS…
[ SSS ]
Sizzix – Accessory – Cutting Pad,…
[ SBC | SSS ]
Sizzix – Extended Magnetic Platform…
[ SBC ]
Sizzix – Accessory – Magnetic…
[ SBC | SSS ]
Sizzix – Big Shot Plus – Accessory -…
[ SBC | SSS ]
Retractable Paper Piercer / Pick -…
[ STR ]
Crystal Katana – placement tool by…
[ STR | SSS ]
Tsukineko – Memento – Fade Resistant…
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Tsukineko Memento RICH COCOA REFILL…
[ SSS ]
Versafine – Onyx Black – full-sized…
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VersaFine – Onyx Black – mini ink pad
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Versafine Onyx Black – Reinker
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Prismacolor Colored Pencils
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20561-1209 – Faber-Castell…
[ BLIC ]
Heidi Swapp GOLD LAME Color Shine 00791
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Zig – Wink of Stella Brush Pen – Clear
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Crafter’s Companion CLEAR OVERLAY…
[ SSS ]
Neenah Environment 100 LB SMOOTH…
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cards · Color Pencil · Distress Ink coloring · Fall · Printworks · Watercolor

Printworks Collection Fall Cards…

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I’m back with two more cards using pieces from that full sheet of leaf watercoloring that I did a couple weeks ago. THIS post tells what I did.

Here I die cut a piece of card-stock with the Memory Box Pinpoint Circle Layers dies, stamped and embossed the new Printworks sentiment, ‘Let our Lives‘ in gold embossing powder and embellished with a poppystamps  Oak Leaf Swirl die cut.

Inside I stamped and heat embossed in gold…the new ‘with warmest thoughts and Best Wishes stamp.

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and a close up photo…

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For this next card, I cut the piece of leaf background down to fit behind this Avery Elle Pierced Rectangle dies frame that I was able to die cut easily because I haven’t clipped the dies apart yet.

Don’t shoot me. ugh. This poppystamps Maple Leaf isn’t showing up in the stores I usually link to!  So sorry about that. I didn’t realize it was a bit older and didn’t check first. Bummer cuz the little leaf border really worked up fun like this I thought. Hopefully you already own it! hehe (or google it)

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On the inside I stamped another new sentiment from Printworks ‘Thankful‘.  I love it, there are places to add a little coloring!

The little 3mm gold pearls I used are HERE.

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Both of these cards are A2 size.

I’m linking up to some challenges with these cards…

Scrapyland Challenge #54 – Give Thanks My first card is a winner!  Thank you so much Scrapyland ladies!

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The Card Concept #62 – Thanksgiving, Clean and Layered

Die Cuttin Divas #292 – Thanksgiving

Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge – Thanks/Thanksgiving – my cards were in the spotlight this week!  Thank you Cathie and Kath! 

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Happy Little Stampers – Anything Goes with dies

So fun to share some thanks with you today!  I am thankful and appreciate you stopping by my blog! Talk to you again soon!

cards · Color Pencil · Fall · MFT

MFT Wednesday Sketch Challenge…

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Hi everyone! What a week!  Beautiful days until Friday. Then BAM blustery Friday arrived! lol  I have a few Fall cards to post so I better get to it! and plenty more Christmas coming too!

I’ve been tempted for some time to get the color pencils out again, so with the Daily Marker 30 day coloring challenge I finally did!  So fun…coloring is always time consuming but I need to do this more so I get the ‘feel’ for it.  This was kinda an experiment! lol

I got a new pencil sharpener…wow…what a difference it makes for coloring! It’s a Dahle 133…you can google and find it.

I use Bruynzeel Fullcolor Pencils made in Holland but you can’t get them anymore.  Sakura bought out Bruyzeel and changed them I’m sure…one thing I know, my set of 120 is no more.  They are wonderful pencils to color with though and maybe they’d show up on ebay!  I didn’t check. Here’s what mine look like…and look at the lead on the yellow pencil… yes, that sharpener!!!

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The pencils they have now are called Bruynzeel Design.  I’ll link up to them below just in case you want to order a couple to try. I love doing that. I have tried several brands and consequently I want ALL the pencils. HELP! lol

I love this cutie stamp and die set from MFT stamps…I hope he made you smile on this blustery weekend!

Linking up to MFT Sketch Card Challenge 

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I’m going to write another blog post so I’ll have one tomorrow and Monday too…for sure!

Thanks for stopping by!  I’m behind replying to comments because we had our area stamp club Christmas party yesterday! Whew, I went crazy getting ready for it. lol Cards and soup!  A fun time for sure and guess what?!  We drew names for gift exchange and the gal that got my name knew I loved this stamp that she got last year and she gave it to me this year!  It’s an older Memory Box Santa stamp!  I’m so delighted to have it!  Our middle daughter has a collection of older cute Memory Box stamps.  I need to take a picture of them and share it here.  Then you can be jealous of her collection with me! lol

Thanks again – you are the best!  I am so thankful for all my friends that live in my computer and out! You’re the best!  ( ) ( ) ( )  (those are hugs)

Here’s some links…


 

Card Sketch · cards · Christmas · Distress Ink coloring · Fall · Masculine · Printworks · rubber stamps · Watercolor

Printworks Collection and Day 6 Calling All Sentiment Stamps…

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Hi everyone! Day 6 of the Daily Marker Coloring Challenge and Kathy is wanting to see sentiment stamps!  Well… Printworks is all about the message!

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I made a 9×12 piece of watercolor paper with Printworks leaves all over it, embossed in Ranger Queens Gold embossing powder and watercolored with Distress ink refills, Mustard Seed, Spiced Marmalade, Peeled Paint, Crushed Olive and Broken China.  Heidi Swapp Gold spray for the spatters. HERE‘s the stamp images I used…

Linking up to CAS(E) this Sketch… I followed their sketch!

Linking up to The Paper Players Challenge…Count Your blessings/Thankful – my card was the winner! Thank you ladies!

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Linking up to the Double D Challenges…Give Thanks

 

I was hoping to have all 4 finished to post but it’s not looking good cuz the family is wanting to go fishing this afternoon cuz it’s so nice!  Fishing in November in Iowa!  Imagine!  I’m not fishing but I can help, I hope! lol  It’s always fun to watch the kids.

I used some of the new FALL stamps from Printworks on a couple cards last year too… HERE.  Gorgeous sentiments and images for Autumn.

Printworks has a convention in CA next weekend if you’re anywhere close, go! Wish I could be there! hehe  Anyway, here’s a couple sneaks of new images you’ll see there and online soon!

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Once again… ALL about the sentiment!  haha  Don’t you just love this!  I do, makes me happy!  I think these two stamps would make adorable gift tags too!  Memory Box ovals HERE and HERE.

Linking my ‘Cool Yule’ card to the Stamping Sensations Challenge – Christmas Greetings and Christmas Card Challenges – Christmas card

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Linking up to Muse Christmas Visions Challenge…inspiration card (the deer head)

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This is Bailey!  Isn’t he the cutest ‘dog elf’ ever?!  The sentiment!!!  Isn’t it fabulous!  Printworks has thee funnest elf sentiments ever! and so much more!  Keep watching the site for the release and GO sign up for the newsletter, HERE,  so you’ll get the email with info and specials!  The tree was new last year.  I used it on a card HERE.

Colored with Zig Clean Color Brush markers and water-brush pen on watercolor paper.

Memory Box Stitched Rectangle Layers HERE.

Linking my Bailey card to the Happy Little Stampers Christmas Challenge – watercolor and Addicted To Stamps Challenge – Holiday

Happy coloring/card making everyone!  Thanks for stopping by and holler if you have a question and I love your comments!  I’ll be back soon!

cards · CAS · Christmas · Class · Classes · copics · Fall · rubber stamps · Taylored Expressions

Taylored Expressions Bushel of Blessings and Stamp Joy!

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It was so fun to get in some Copic coloring again! I used to color all the time but then… dies happened! lol

The September Release is full of beautiful and fun products for Autumn.

The Bushel of Blessings stamp set has a coordinating die set which I used here and the sentiment is from the set too.  I stamped with Versamark ink and heat embossed it with Gold embossing powder. Four beautiful sentiments and three gorgeous pumpkin images in the set.

Fabulous for getting us in the Fall spirit!

I wanted to share that I will be teaching at TE’s Stamp Joy again this year! yay!  If you haven’t signed up yet…we’d LOVE to have you come!

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Here’s a little blurb about my class…so festive and fun!

Get a jump on your holidays with this very merry class where you will create four charming Christmas cards. Join designer Pam Sparks for a joyful journey through the winter wonderlands she will help you craft using our bestselling holiday stamps, tools, and dies.

This class is offered during the Morning Session (9:30-11:30am) and Afternoon Session (1:30-3:30pm).

Thanks for stopping by today!  Scroll down for a step by step video on the poppystamps Hour Glass Shaker Card.

I will be teaching two card classes on October 22nd at Scrapmania in Cedar Rapids too!  With the new Oct. TE release!

TTUL!  I have to go make some more cards! lol