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Wednesday, September 22, 2021

Crafty Challenge Blog Hop

Hello Stamping Friends,

Thanks for joining me for another great blog hop. This one is a color inspiration. I love challenges with colors that I often don't use in my creations. This challenge did just that. I really only use one of the colors and it is usually used with other bright colors. This combination really challenged me. I hope you like what I can come up. 


The only color I use on a regular basis is bermuda bay. So combining the other two colors had me thinking on my toes. In the end, I think I like it. (LOL)  I opened the stamp cabinet and looked at all my stamps to see which one was going to be the lucky one to see daylight today. The Birds and Branches set was the one that jumped out at me and said that I needed to use it. 


I decided the birds were going to be bermuda bay, the nest and branches were going to be cajun craze (because I saw it as a brownish color) and the merry merlot was going to be some corner flowers and the greeting. 

In order to get some variations in color, I simply stamped off on scrap paper to get a lighter shade of the cajun craze and the bermuda bay. If you only have a few colors, this is a perfect way to get more colors quickly. 

The birds and flowers were stamped on scrap paper and then cut out. Of course they were attached to the card with dimensionals. To finish it off, I used the blue adhesive backed gems for the center of the flower and the birds eyes. Although, I didn't want to leave them blue for the eyes, so I got out the Cajun Craze Stampin' Blend to color the eyes.

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Tuesday, September 14, 2021

Stampers Dozen Blog Hop - Christmas Creations

Hello Stamping Friends,

Excited to be back with you again this week. Tonight is a blog hop with the Stampers Dozen and we are sharing some great Christmas ideas with all of you. Don't forget to keep hopping by clicking the links at the end of this post. You won't want to miss all of the awesome inspiration from some talented ladies.


I have a serious weakness for anything snowmen and this adorable snowman set was a no-brainer for me to order. Isn't it the sweetest stamp. Just look at those snowmen all cheerful with their wrapped snowball presents.



I used  non-traditional colors for my card. Although, if you want me to I can stretch it and say I used shades of red and green. LOL  I love the softness this card gives. It would even be a good card to send in January, February, or maybe even March in some areas. 

The metallic snippets on the designer paper is just the perfect finishing touch. A little sparkle can go a long way. The snowmen were colored with Stampin' Blends.

Another different little touch was punching the edges of the strip that I usually leave straight on a design like this, but I love the decorative edges and will be doing this more often, for sure!

Remember to keep hopping for more great inspiration.

Thanks for stopping by. See you soon.

Stamper's Dozen September 2021 Blog Hop

  1. Bonnie O'Neill – Bonnie Stamped
  2. Kelly Acheson - A Stamp Above
  3. Jodi Petersen – Jodi’s Card Designs
  4. Rose Grunewald – Country Cards by Rose
  5. Patty Chenail – Stamp-Patty’s - Stamping in My Flops
  6. Judy Garza – Creativity Released
  7. Sharon Hashimoto Burkert – As the Ink Dries
  8. Carol Payne – Carol Payne Stamps
  9. Rachel Yurkanin – Rachel’s Stamping Place
  10. Debbie Naylor – Unfrogettable Stamping! Product List

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Sunday, September 12, 2021

Fall Thank You - Sunday Fun Day

Hello Stamping Friends,

Hope you are enjoying this beautiful Sunday afternoon. It's definitely feeling like a fall day here in NEPA.  This week with Sisters in Stamping we are sharing with you some great fall thank you cards. The season doesn't matter; a thank you card is always needed.


I used a great set from the mini catalog. It is perfect for both the fall and winter seasons. It looks great with the multi-colored fall leaves falling to the ground. But, it would be just as great with some white snowflakes filling the background as well.


We need to remember to be thankful for every kindness shown to us. This card is perfect for just that. Besides, even though many people do things in kindness and are not expecting anything in return, a simple thank you goes a long way in making them feel appreciated.

Don't forget to head over to Sisters in Stamping for more fall thank you ideas.

Friday, September 3, 2021

Crafty Challenge - Watercolor Pencils Blog Hop

Hello Stamping Friends,

So glad to be with you today to share a fun card using the watercolor pencils. There are many different techniques when using these great coloring tools. Remember to scroll to the bottom to keep hopping and seeing even more great ideas using watercolor pencils. You won't be sorry, that's for sure!


I decided to make a fun birthday card for "an old goat."  My dad will be celebrating the BIG 7-0 next week, so this card was made with him in mind. This is such a quick card to  make, but I absolutely love it. 


I used the kraft cardstock in the mini catalog that is currently out to stamp the goat on with memento ink. I then just colored in the goat with the white and early espresso watercolor pencil. I did not use any water though. I just colored using it as a regular pencil and left it at that. I love it. Hope you do too.

You can easily recreate this card yourself with minimal products.

Thanks for stopping by. Hope to see you soon.




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