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Fall Birthday

>> Sunday, October 22, 2017

Hello everyone,

My daughter's birthday was Saturday so my card today is a fall birthday card.

I stamped the Pumpkin Bouquet and colored it with Zig Clean and Clear markers I stamped the Tiny Happy Birthday on a tag. A little sparkle was added with Spectrum Noir clear pen. The background is a die that I just embossed into the plum paper. It was added to a gold card.

For the Inside I stamped the All About You Birthday . Then I stamp the Filigree Pumpkin in Spiced Maralade Distress Oxide ink.

Have a wonderful day,




>> Saturday, October 21, 2017

Good morning all!
It's getting close to Halloween so I'm just making a few last cards
for the occasion!
I used some Core'dination paper (black one side and purple on the other) to emboss this spider web background then sanded it.
I wanted to add some sparkle to the web so I tried a glitter pen but it wasn't enough for me.  I used my Dries Clear glue with metal tip applicator to apply glue to the strands of web then poured loose glitter over it.  In real life it is very sparkly and pretty.
I used DRS stamps Bubbling Beaker 253F, Brewing Halloween Greeting 308F, & Magic Potion Shelf 537H.  I stamped, colored and fussy cut each to form my scene.  The white web frame is a "around the page" border punch set by Martha Stewart and the Bat is from a Spellbinders Halloween die set.
I made layers of orange, lime green and purple for under the web frame to go with my scene.

Next up is a Thanksgiving card done with copper embossing powder and these DRS stamps: Filigree Pumpkin 334G and Thanksgiving Arc 050E

I double stamped the pumpkin, one layer is popped up.  The edges are distressed and then rubbed with embossing fluid, dipped into the copper powder and then heated with my heat gun. I stamped the Happy Thanksgiving above the pumpkin (before adding the raised layer) and then for my sticks and leaves I used a Cottage Cuts wreath die set with copper paper.  I only used the extra sticks and the leaves with acorns and sponged with a bit with alcohol inks to give a bit of dimension.  I wrinkled them a bit and added them to each side of the pumpkin. I glued it to a copper panel and then to a black folded card to finish.

Hope you got some inspiration and get to crafting!!
Thanks for visiting today!


Wicked Halloween Brewing

>> Friday, October 20, 2017

by Julie Warner - The Write Stuff
 Happy Friday!
I hope your week has gone well! It's only a little more than week until Halloween! I guess I had better get some candy for the little (& not so little) trick or treaters. Yeah, there are always a few that look like they are probably getting ready to graduate high school, but I don't mind. The adorable little ones in their bunny outfits & Cinderella dresses just make you smile 😃

So before Halloween arrives, I have one last Halloween card. For this, I stamped the Magic Potions Shelf & added more lines above & below to look like a solid cabinet type shelf. After masking, I stamped the Witch Feet & greeting then colored everything. The Hat was stamped separately, colored & fussy cut. I made a slit along the top of the shelf to insert it. The gradient bg was sponged & I used part for the front & the rest as a frame for the inside.
Here's a look at the inside & below it are the Copics I used.
Thanks so much for stopping by! Have a great weekend!

paper:  Staples 110# white, X-Press It white
ink:  Memento tuxedo black,  (Kaleidacolor melon melody used on inside & for sponging)
accessories:  Misti, Copic markers, Spellbinders A2 matting basics A & B dies


>> Thursday, October 19, 2017


I have a quick and fun card to share today!

As I sat down to stamp a Thanksgiving card last night my first impulse was to pull out my plaid stamp and get to work - talk about stuck in a rut!!  So instead of the plaid I dug out my Argyle stamp and the Argyle Diamond, which haven't seen the light of day in way too long!

I started by stamping the Argyle stamp  on the side of my card stock using brown ink.  I used the Argyle Diamond stamp and yellow ink to fill in the heavy line diamonds.  Wanting a bit more color to my argyle, I added some orange ink (some stamped off once) to the other diamonds.  I stamped our new Script Happy Thanksgiving Greeting using orange ink and die cut it using an oval die and a slightly larger oval for the yellow layer in back.  After everything was layered on my folded yellow card I added a bit of bling.

Thanks so much for stopping by!


Thanksgiving Tag

>> Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Today I have a fun Thanksgiving Tag that could be tied on a nice bottle of wine, a fun kitchen towel given to a hostess, or a nice arrangement.

I took a piece of a cardboard box and cut a piece yellow cardstock to cover it.  I stamped the Filigree Pumpkin in Black and then sponged on some orange and red and brown distress inks.  Next, I used a stencil to add some brown polka dots.

I added an oval  die cut that was also stamped with a Filigree Pumpkin and the Deco Happy Thanksgiving to You sentiment.  I sponged around it with the same inks I used on the tag.

I added some fun ribbon and tied on some twine and it was done.


Two Cards

>> Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Hi Everyone,

The first time I saw this Pumpkin Spice Everything Nice greeting, I knew I wanted to make a coffee themed card.  There was just one problem...I don't own a coffee cup die!  Many of my design team mates made darling cards with this idea, and I knew if I thought hard enough, I could make one too.  I just needed to be a little creative. I pulled out my idea binder, and I came across some punch art using the old tag punch from Stampin Up.  I simply added some handles using a couple of circle punches, and stamped them both using my Splatter Background stamp.  

I had already decided to make a friendship card, so I attached the mugs to an embossed hello background, and added a heart in between the two mugs.   

I made a strip of patterned paper using the Medium Silhouette Leaf stamp and the Silhouette Branch Background stamp.  I added a border and attached the greeting with dimensional foam tape.

Since October is National Breast Cancer Awareness month, I thought I would post this too.  I used the Cancer Is stamp to make a card to cheer on a friend who is fighting this disease.   

I added the Support Ribbon on top of the greeting and used basically the same layout as the above card.  

Get yer checkups Ladies, and then come home and stamp something!

Have a great day!


Give Thanks

>> Monday, October 16, 2017

Happy Monday Everyone! My card today is a fairly simple one, but doesn't look too simple. I think it's the glittery gold embossing and gold paper. I really like how it turned out and I hope you do too.

 I started by die cutting the gold panel with a SB die, as well as the smaller brown panel. The Filigree Pumpkin and Gives Thanks greeting were both stamped with VersaMark ink and heat embossed with glittery gold embossing powder. I did use my Misti and ended up stamping and embossing the pumpkin twice. A die cut flower and leaves were added to the top left hand corner. Some clear Nuvo drops were added to the center of the flower. I realize you really cannot see the flower very well. I can never get a good photo whenever I use shiny cardstock.

Here's a look at the inside.

The Psalm 100 greeting was stamped with Archival Jet Black ink onto a cream panel and attached to the inside of the card. A couple of gold leaves were added to the opposite corners.

Thanks for stopping by today.



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