Christmas Blessings

Good Morning and happy weekend to my stamping friends! Today I am introducing Joyous Bird: the fun and whimsical October Stamp of the month from Fun Stampers Journey.

It should be no surprise I went clean and simple with extra white space for this card. The dove is beautiful and lightly colored.

There are quite a few stamps in this set in addition to the dove. I decided to make a second card to showcase the versatility. The night sky background is a few shades of blended blue distress oxides. Once dry, I added the snowflakes in Denim Days ink.

One of my favorite Spellbinders dies, curved borders makes the snow and a perfect location for the sentiment. Click here to see more card designs on the Spellbinders Stamp of the Month page.

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Glimmering Non Traditional Pumpkins: A Step by Step for 3 Fast Fall Cards

Time to share the October 2019 Glimmer Hot Foil Kit of the month. Can you guess? It’s fall… so Pumpkins! YAY!!!

Have you seen the green, blue, gray and pink pumpkins? They are so fun. All over Pinterest and HomeGoods! Here is my inspiration. This 1st picture I snapped at HomegGoods. All the full sage color displays were out a few weeks ago but I was late in getting the shot.

So I headed over to Pinterest and this 2nd picture gives you the idea.

Making these cards way easier than you think! In fact, they are pretty easy. Glimmer first, then make all the cards! First, line all the Glimmer plate pieces up on the Glimmer Hot Foil Machine.

Next, glimmer a few sheets of card stock. I used FSJ Fresh Sage, Pool Play, Tin Pail and a blush colored cardstock I had in my stash. The copper color Hot Glimmer foil is included in this months kit!

I cut a big piece of foil and quickly foiled all the pieces. Because I am die cutting all the images, there is no need to worry about over foiling. You can see on the corners I over foiled .

Next, die cut. Bummer there is no die for the big pumpkin so you will need to fussy cut it. It is beautiful and so worth the effort.

Lets make the cards! Here is my first one. I love the woodgrain in the Barn Wall embossing folder. The touch of copper cardstock I had left over from a card kit. Tin pail cardstock is the card base.

Stripe embossing folder for this second card with copper layers and a touch of thread.

Last, is the Bright Days embossing folder. In my opinion, adding a touch of texture with embossing folders makes the pumpkins pop!

Time to get glimmering! The Glimmer Hot Foil Kit of the Month makes receiving new plates every month fun, affordable and keeps me using this tool.


Farmhouse Cards and a Crafty Sale!

Do you love the Farmhouse style? Crafty Sale alert: Farmhouse Signage is on sale this week at the Stamp Simply Ribbon Store. YAY 35% off!!

I see this fun farmhouse style EVERYWHERE…at Homegoods, Target and even Hobby Lobby. I even have some in my home, mostly in my kitchen. Todays cards are Farmhouse inspired with Farmhouse Signage (on sale!) and Farm House All Occasion Greetings.

I feel like these cards are right out of an episode of HGTV’s Fixer Upper. Today I have VIDEO Tutorial showing you how easy it is to make these cards and some simple stenciling too!

 Each card is just a little bit different, but all super cute. I love the stacked animals and the sentiments can be easily changed.

I really like the clean look of these and love that they can be used all year round. Bonus they are also somewhat gender neutral.

Don’t forget your woodgrain and Gingham papers.

Sale Ends Sunday at the Stamp Simply Ribbon Store. Shop now!

October 2019 Card Kit of the Month- Sparkling Holidays

Ready for more fabulous Christmas cards? The Monthly Spellbinders card kit (October 2019) is absolutely stunning this month. “Sparking Holidays”… oh how I love these kits.

9 cards From just 1 kit! This month is non-traditional Christmas colors with pinks, purples, grays and blues FUN!

As always these Spellbinders monthly kits are PACKED with lots of goodies to create with right out of the box!

Stamps, dies, card stock, a 6 x 6 paper pad, die cuts, embellishments and MORE! The value is incredible!

Thanks for visiting. Time to get crafty- the Holidays are fast approaching!

Don’t Miss out on the LIMITED EDITION “Very Merry Christmas CARD KIT. You can see all 18 cards I created HERE.

A New Collection of Bears!

A month or so ago Ellen Hutson released a new Bear Ware 4. Oh M Gee! Totally love it and if you have not fallen for the the bears… may be your day!

The Little bear is part of Bear Ware 4. He’s new! I just can’t stop… Every time I bust them out they are even cuter than before!

Halloween, Thanksgiving and next is Christmas….

Hopefully the Starbucks cup will be red this year!

There is a BUNCH of Bear and His Ware. I’m going to list them here but you will have to search them on Ellen’s site if you are getting them all. Search “All Inside Bear” to get the Bear. Search “Bear Ware” to get everything else.

  • The main stamp set with the Bear is called All Inside Bear. He has a die.
  • Original Bear Ware and matching dies
  • Bear Ware 2 and matching dies
  • Bear Ware 3 and matching dies
  • Bear Ware 4 and matching dies
  • Warm Fuzzies sentiment set.

I have linked to most below. Happy Shopping! If by chance something is out of stock. put your email on the list . They come back pretty quick! These make great gifts for the stampers in your life.

Fall Flowers

Its officially Fall here in PA and I’m getting in the mood with some Fall Flowers from the Stamp Simply Ribbon Store.

The sentiment is also from the Stamp Simply Ribbon Store. It’s the All Occasions Sentiments Set 2. Maybe it looks familar? I love this set and I use this often.

I chose some non traditional sunflower colors to change the coloring from a traditional sunflower. Unfortunately, I forgot to save which copic markers…oops! The gorgeous fall paper is Echo Park: My Favorite Fall. I absolutely LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this paper!!! the patterns are a perfect mix of fall and plaids.

Need more inspiration? Check out this card using the Floral Cluster Fall Flowers HERE.

It’s a very Merry Everything Card kit

I have come to LOVE Spellbinders card kits. They are so much fun!! Spellbinders has a special Limited Edition Holiday kit called “Merry Everything Christmas Kit” that is available for ANYONE to purchase. NO subscription needed!! and Available now!

Let’s start with the cute car and tree dies. Oh how fun this is! Everything to make all these cards are included in the kit– Papers, dies, stamps, cardstock, silver, twine, gems and so much more!

THIS KIT IS HUGE. It has over 630 pieces, way more than you will ever need. I love having extras for more projects later!

These pieces are perfect for cards but also for your holiday scrapbooking and memory keeping too. I have 18 … YES EIGHTEEN!! cards to share from this kit.

The stamp set included has a variety of Christmas and holiday sentiments.

This kit is a HUGE value. WOW. I love the papers, printed pieces, stickers and gems to make these cards . They come together so easy!

Want to see EVERYTHING in the Kit? Click here or the link below for the Merry Everything Christmas kit. It has all the details and even more card designs!

I’m betting this kit will sell out. Don’t wait to get yours!

SIX Reasons why you Need the Gnomes

There are only a few days left to get the large die of the month from Spellbinders. This die, if you like Gnomes, is so stinking cute. To be honest, I never liked gnomes until last year. Now I think they are the cutest. Plus I see them in Hobby Lobby, Michael’s and Home Goods for all the seasons all year long!

Here is how the die looks if you follow the instructions. Gnome guy has a face. Now he is cute, but Gnomes mostly dont have faces. You can usually just see eyes if anything.

After my 1st card above I decide Gnome Guy needed less of a face and that’s how I like him best! Below, I paired him with the Simon Says stamp cloud stencil and some washi tape. Oh and that sign is from the die set too!

Well Gnomes like Christmas! Gnome’s accessories are from my favorite Ellen Hutson Bear ware and she has the cutest Retro Holiday Sentiment that released last month. The font is adorable.

Here is another Coffee Santa Gnome. Totally love that he can hold all of Bears accessories! note- I should make a Thanksgiving and a Halloween card too! Thats a Tim Holtz embossing folder (link below).

If you have Christmas, you need Fall…..

The mushrooms. Oh my ! They are so much fun! I did a quick search on Pinterest of colorful Mushrooms. WOWZERS! who knew…try it. Some beautiful cards can be made!

and of course he can hold tiny sentiments. This “You are the best” is from Simon Says stamp tiny words. A must have- I am always picking it up for sentiment choices.

Sending Love & Prayers

I love the simplicity of this fall sympathy card because the beautiful paper does all the work. It’s as easy as stamp a sentiment, tie a ribbon and assemble.

Both the paper and the stamp set are from the Stamp Simply Ribbon Store. The designer printed paper has dusty roses and light oranges in a beautiful fall pattern. It’s called Autumn Sunset (Prima) and it is absolutely stunning. Almost to pretty to cut!

I used the map design as the base layer and added the Sentiment and Fall print to the top. The top layer is 2.75 x 4.25 and the printed paper is 2.75 x 2.5. I hid the paper seam with the Rose Petal seam binding bow- a perfect match.

The Sympathy Sentiments is perfect for the outside and the inside of the card.

Crafty Friends Blog Hop Featuring Hero Arts

Welcome to the September Crafty Friends Blog Hop. This month it is all about Crafting with Hero Arts. Inspiration galore plus a discount shopping code too!

Who are the Crafty Friends? We are all stampers that have similar beginnings and through the years, we are lucky to call each other friends.

I chose the Hero Arts Coffee Cup Tags stamp and die set. Ummm Coffee YES PLEASE!!!

This set really for Christmas however, I decided to pair it with Echo Park “A Perfect Autumn” paper and create a fall pumpkin spice latte card! YUM!!

Traditional heat embossing with white powder for the cup and the whip cream. The cup is on some Pumpkin Bread FSJ card stock and the whip cream is on Buttercream from my stash. Even the cardstock names are delish!

Thanks for stopping by! I hope you will hop along with all of us to see all the Hero Arts projects. Next up is Jen Timko

Here are all the Crafty Friends:

Jenny Hall

Tanya Boser

Ilina Crouse

Maria Willis

Becky Roberts

Sandi MacIver

Sue Plote

Sara Finkey Sherlock

Lydia Fiedler

Jill Hilliard <—(you are here)

Jen Timko

Amy Kolling