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Pumpkin Spice!

>> Monday, October 14, 2019

Happy Monday Everyone. Hope you had a great weekend and found some time to get inky!!  My hubby and I recently returned from a trip to Disney World with our daughter and family. We had a wonderful time visiting the parks and enjoying time together. It was rather hot so my daughter and I enjoy some Starbucks Cold Brew Coffee with Pumpkin Cream everyday. Yum! It's that memory that inspired my card today.

I stamped and fussy cut the coffee cup, lid, cup cozy and little pumpkin after coloring the images with Copics. The background was created by stamping the silhouette leaf with VersaMark ink onto the light brown CS which was die cut with a stitched rectangle die from Fawn Lawn. The greeting, one of my favs from DRS Designs, was stamped onto white, die cut and layered onto a die cut orange square to match the card base. I wanted a little mat so set the coffee cup on, so I die cut a stitched oval from the same orange CS. A twine bow was added to finish it off.

Looking at this card makes me smile. It brings back some awesomely fun and magical memories.

Thanks for stopping by today.



Starry Christmas Wreath

>> Friday, October 11, 2019

by Julie Warner - The Write Stuff

 Happy Friday!
I hope your week has gone well! I am happy to report it finally cooled down some & we actually had some rain. Almost 2" on Tues...which is great because we've been bone dry around here. Poor folks 20 miles away, didn't get a drop but it pretty much poured here for a couple of hours. 

My card today took way longer that I planned on spending but that's how it goes sometimes. I wanted a twig wreath w/ stars on it but I wanted them to be a silver/gold mix & look a little rustic. The stars were pretty easy. I die cut them then covered them w/ a mix of silver ink on the inside & gold ink around the edges then sprinkled on 2 different embossing powders. One is a gilded gold (mostly clear w/ gold flecks) & the other was a stardust powder (mostly clear w/ little sparkles & a hint of silver). I did the same for the grosgrain ribbon die & bow die cut. On the wreath, I die cut it out of brown then used the same gold ep just in places here & there. 
Then part that took too long happened because I thought w/ the open area in the center, why not make it a shaker? But the sequins looked too bright & shiny. So I did the embossing again on a piece of ivory & die cut the sequins using a sequin die. Big trouble! Most the embossing flaked right off. So....I had piece sticker paper w/ most of the stickers gone & just the borders left. I peeled it off & stuck my sequins to the sticky side & embossed them again. That worked. I should have thought of that first! Then I put it all together & stamped half of the greeting on the front w/ Versa Clair nocturne & sprinkle the gilded gold powder on it & embossed it. You can see it in the close up but head on, it just looks black.

Here's the inside.
Thanks so much for stopping by! Have a great weekend!

stamps: DRS Designs -  Beautiful Holiday (inside: Interlocking Stars Bg)
paper:  Staples 110# white, ivory, brown
ink:  Versaclair nocturne,  Encore Ultimate metallic silver & gold pigment inks
accessories: Rubbernecker Rectangle Stitch, Stars, Sm. Star dies,  Ranger gilded gold embossing powder, Stardust embossing powder, IO Twig Wreath die, MB Grosgrain Ribbon dies, ODBD Sm. Bow dies


Drop In For A Spell!

>> Thursday, October 10, 2019

Good morning!
I just had to do 1 more week of Halloween
when DRS has so many fun Halloween stamps.
This first card is one that I got off of Pinterest, (something like it anyway!) from Shelly Hickox.

I'm showing this view so that you can get a better idea how it's made.

I had to use a bottle die to just trace around and tweak a bit to fit the skull once I had it right I used a black pen to draw it around the skull to make it look like it is in the bottle of some sort of liquid.
I actually think maybe this poor guy was the victim of a spell gone wrong!!  No wonder he looks mad!  I used a die from Memory box for the web and cut it down to fit.  I used a Sizzix brick wall embossing folder for the center wall and the wall inside where the bottle is.  I tried to make the 2 sides look like shelves in a cubby or cabinet by making a mask then sponging with a light gray then put 2 rounded corners on as mask and sponged again with white.  The bricks were sponged with gray.

I saw something like this on Pinterest too by a lady names Sheila.  I stamped
the Silhouette Haunted House and embossed it with clear.  I then sponged the sky with Oxide Inks.
Because I embossed the house I was able to wipe the Oxide inks off the embossing to keep it nice and black. I glued a piece of black cardstock over the image fence (because I was adding the fence with my gate-fold). I sponged a road up to the house with white.  I then die cut the tombstones (Karen Burniston) from black, edged with white and glued it to the foreground.
I cut the fence (Sizzix) out of black then cut it in the middle.  I used the sides to glue onto the back of the back panel.
I then stamped and embossed with Vivid Orange, the sentiment It's A Scream. I die cut it with an oval and glued it to the left side only of the gate.
So that's it!
Thanks for visiting today!



>> Wednesday, October 9, 2019

I love, love, love October!  I love the promise of cooler weather (we grab on that kind of promise in the deep South - lol), the fun of Halloween with its spooky stories and fun movies, and the food - candy apples, pumpkin pie lattes, and candy, candy, candy.

Today, I have a spooky scrapbook page and a card.

For my scrapbook page of our visit to the "Mountain Tom Clark" historical marker, I used some fall colors and stamped the Spooky Tree Limb, the Accent Bats, and the Iron Fence and Gate.  I cut out one branch of the spooky tree limb so I could hang the picture of "Mountain Tom."  This page was inspired by THIS card done by Kari B. on she was this week's featured stamper.

Next, I did a sponged Halloween scene using the colors from this week's color challenge at  I used a circle mask and sponged around it.  Then I splashed it with water and dried it before I stamped on the Batty Happy Halloween, the Silhouette Majestic Pines, and the edge of the Silhouette Haunted House trees on the very bottom (you can barely see them).
I was inspired to do this card, by a card by Yvette Jensen on Pinterest.  I changed it up alot but her background did inspire me (I can't find the link on the pin). 

Hope the rest of your week is super fun and you get a chance to create.




Welcome Home

>> Tuesday, October 8, 2019

Hi Everyone,

 We have lots of excitement in the family.  My eldest niece got engaged last week, and her sister, my youngest niece, bought a new home!  And right now they're traveling together across Europe on vacation...They're currently living their best lives, and I couldn't be happier or prouder of the lovely young women they've become.

So, while I'm still struggling with stamping, due to an injured finger, I used some dies to create this new home card to send along with a housewarming gift. 

I dry embossed the background and used some die cut letters (you could use stickers for this too!)
to make the base of the house.  I used a square punch and cut it diagonally to create the roof portion, and added a little heart for the chimney.

I stamped the One Line Welcome onto one of my die cut clouds and added a die cut sprig to stand in for a tree. 

With my finger on the mend, I'm hoping to have a more stamp laden card to share with you next week!

Thanks for stopping by!


Hello Fall

>> Monday, October 7, 2019

Happy Monday! Trust you had a wonderful weekend and found some time to get inky. I have a simple fall card to share with you today. I used my wreath template to line up the small acorns and groups of leaves around the greeting. I really like this wreath builder template. It can be used for more than just creating wreaths!

I started with the 4 inch square piece of white CS, stamped the leaves in the four corners and then the acorns inbetween. I colored the images with some Copic markers and stamped the greeting with Memento Rich Cocoa ink. The panel is layered onto some yellow and then green CS and then attached to a 4.5 inch square card base. I rarely do square cards, but this one just seemed to work better as a square.

Thanks for stopping by today,



Hello Fall Leaves 🍁

>> Friday, October 4, 2019

by Julie Warner - The Write Stuff

Happy Friday!
I hope your week has gone well! Can you believe it's already October? It's still warmer than normal & very dry here. We had a little rain Sunday, but that's been it for several weeks. All I can say is I'm glad I'm in the mountains & not down near Atlanta. They've had another week of record highs. It's a good 10-20 degrees cooler where I am, thank goodness. But still nowhere near where it should be in October.

There was a color challenge this on Splitcoast using pear, mango & rose for the colors. To be honest, these colors are not on my go to list..a little too pastel-y for me. But I guess that's why it's called a challenge. For my card, I first inked a craft sheet w/ distress oxide inks, misted then pressed my paper to it. After I dried it, the leaves were stamped, masking as I went. I pressed some mini Distress inks to a solid version of the leaf, spritzed it then stamped it inside the outline leaves. 
It still didn't look right, so I used a paintbrush & some embossing ink & painted inside the leaves & clear embossed them to make them stand out a bit more. The green pear top layer was die cut & the window was cut using my resizing technique to make it longer than a std rect. The 3 little leaves are from a couple of small punches. The fall part of the greeting was stamped & the hello is a double stacked die cut. 

Here's a look at the inside.
Thanks so much for stopping by! Have a great weekend!

paper:  Staples 110# white, green pear
ink:  Versaclair shady lane,  Distress inks dried marigold, tattered rose, worn lipstick,  Distress oxide inks in peeled paint, dried marigold, tattered rose, worn lipstick
accessories: Rubbernecker Rectangle Stitch dies, double stitch rectangle dies, MFT Hello & Thanks diesSpellbinders A2 Matting Basics A clear embossing powder, embossing ink, craft sheet, sm. leaf punches


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