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October 2021

Inspired Thoughts Thank You!

Good morning!  This is the last of the cards we made for my September Stamp-a-Stack!  It's fairly simple--the Beauty of the Earth designer paper takes center stage!

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If you'd like to join me for my October Stamp-a-Stack, click HERE.  It's Saturday, October 30th at 9:30am!  There are still a couple of spots left, but hurry--these classes do fill up!

Here are the supplies used on this card:

In Bloom for CI108

Good morning!  My club meets this afternoon--it's always a great time with these ladies!  Each month, we do a card swap, and October's theme was "Female Birthday Cards".  I was having trouble coming up with an idea, so decided to use a Challenge to help me out!  Colour Inkspirations had a bright and fun color combination, so went with that to create this card:

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I used the In Bloom Stamp Set and coordinating dies, Pierced Blooms.  Certainly a happy card, don't you think?

Here is the challenge pic! If you're interested, they have a facebook page HERE.



Snowflake Wishes

Good morning!!  Here with a quick post this morning!  My Holiday Card Class is this morning at 9:30am, so I'm off to get set up!!  If you missed this one, you can join us in November!  Click HERE for all the details!

This fun card features an "older" stamp set, Snowflake Wishes, along with a new one:  Watercolor Shapes!



  • Balmy Blue: 5 ½” x 8 ½”, score at 4 ¼”
  • Night of Navy: 5 ¼” x 4”
  • Basic White: 5 1/8” x 3 7/8”
  • Vellum Cardstock: ¾” x 4”    


  1. On your ¼ sheet of Basic White Cardstock, stamp the smallest circle image from the Watercolor Shapes Stamp Set, using the Balmy Blue Classic Ink.
  2. Following the same pattern, stamp the snowflake in Night of Navy Ink.
  3. Adhere this to the ¼ sheet of Night of Navy cardstock, then to the Balmy Blue Card base.
  4. On the strip of Vellum cardstock, stamp sentiment using Versarmark and Night of Navy ink.
    1. To do this, ink up your stamp with versamark ink first, then ink up in the Night of Navy pad—then stamp onto your Vellum cardstock.
  5. Sprinkle Clear Emboss Powder over image, and shake off any excess powder.
  6. Heat with heat tool until image is shiny blue!
  7. Snip ends of Vellum strip to create banner tails on both ends.
  8. Attach to card using Mini Glue Dots—put the glue dots behind the sentiment to “hide” them.
  9. Add Rhinestones. There are a lot on this card, but add what you like!


Paper Pumpkin: Peaceful Christmas

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Whatever it is you think about when Christmas comes to town, picture a peaceful Christmas with the Peaceful Christmas Paper Pumpkin Kit! This glimmering and gleaming kit is your creative kickstart to Christmas cardmaking. With sprinkles of snow, shimmering silver skies, and heartwarming holiday wishes, you’ll have enough elements and embellishments to create 10 Christmas cards and coordinating envelopes. Speaking of coordination, make even more Christmas magic with Peaceful Place products! Our stunning Peaceful Place Suite Collection (item 156277) pairs perfectly with the kit’s components. Brew a cup of cocoa, snuggle up with a soft blanket, and prepare for a cozy craft night in! Did you know that during Sale-a-Bration you can earn rewards on pre-paid Paper Pumpkin subscriptions? It's true! Pre-paid subscriptions of any value count towards Sale-a-Bration rewards. For example, a 3-month subscription earns you one Sale-a-Bration reward, a 6-month pre-paid subscription earns you two rewards, and so on! Besides your own subscription, now is a great time to get a jump on gift-giving and order pre-paid Paper Pumpkin subscriptions as holiday gifts and earn Sale-a-Bration rewards you can enjoy now! VIEW SUBSCRIPTION OPTIONS Happy Stamping,

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Cutest Halloween Treat!

Isn't this the cutest little treat?!  



  • Highland Heather: 1¾” x 3”; 1¼” x 2¾”
  • Designer Series Paper (DSP): 3” x 6”
  • Pumpkin Pie: scrap
  • Basic White: scrap
  • Highland Heather Ribbon: about 4”
  • Black & White Ribbon: about 6” – 8”


  1. Score large Highland Heather ½” on all sides.
  2. Add Tear & Tape to one of the 6” sides and one of the 3” sides of DSP. Adhere to bottom of the box; adhere side. 
  3. Pinch the top into a bag. Punch slit in top with the Label Me Fancy punch.
  4. Punch top of small Highland Heather with Lovely Labels punch. Center card stock into the punch – card stock is slightly wider than the punch and may need to be trimmed after punching.
  5. Stamp candy corn on tag with Highland Heather.
  6. Stamp skull on Basic White with Memento Ink. Cut out image.  Adhere to tag with dimensionals.
  7. Stamp sentiment on Pumpkin Pie with Memento Ink. Cut sentiment apart.  Adhere to tag with mini dimensionals.
  8. Add treat to bag.
  9. Thread Highland Heather ribbon through the top of the bag. Tie Black & White ribbon around Highland Heather.
  10. Adhere tag to bag with dimensionals.


Love, Santa Project Collection Image

Santa is making early Christmas deliveries this year - the new Love, Santa Tag Kit is here! You won't want to miss this fun, whimsical kit and optional Santa Treat Bags add on!

The last Christmas kit sold out quickly, so don't wait, order now!

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The Love, Santa Tag Kit has everything you need to create 12 whimsical tags. That means you’ll find printed die-cut tags and labels, sequin embellishments, pink and white baker’s twine, an exclusive stamp set, a Night of Navy Classic Stampin’ Spot, and more in this all-inclusive kit!

Add on the Love, Santa Treat Bags, and you'll have have the perfect tags and bags for your Christmas goodies!

Kits are the perfect opportunity to create great projects quickly and are a great no-fuss way for adults and kids of all ages to gather together for a simple Christmas activity that everyone will enjoy. (For those of you that like to take it up a notch or convert these tags into cards, you'll find the coordinating colors listed below.)

Love Santa Tag Kit


    • Kit contains enough supplies to create 12 tags—3 each of 4 designs.

    • Includes printed die-cut tags, decorative die cuts, adhesive, embellishments, and pink baker’s twine.

    • Features an exclusive stamp set and a Night of Navy Classic Stampin’ Spot.

    • Finished tag size: approximately 2-1/2" x 4-3/4" (6.4 x 12.1 cm)

    • Coordinating colors: Bumblebee, Just Jade, Night of Navy, Polished Pink, Poppy Parade

The only additional items you'll need are scissors and a Simply Shammy, baby wipe, or damp cloth for cleaning the stamps!



    • # 158381

    • 12 treat bags

    • 3 each of 4 designs

    • 4" x 9-1/2" (10.2 x 24.1 cm)

    • Food Safe




Love, Santa Tag Kit Love, Santa Treat Bags Love, Santa Tag Kit


Gorgeous Leaves

Good morning!  Thanks for stopping by! 

Today's project features the Gorgeous Leaves Bundle!  This set has certainly gotten some love!  It's really so easy to use, and looks good with any color combination!  Just pick your favorites!!  This card uses Bumblebee, Old Olive, Calypso Coral, Crumb Cake, Soft Suede and Night of Navy.  The sentiment is from Heartfelt Wishes--have you seen this one?  The font is so lovely!

OSW leaves

Here are all the products used today:

Angel of Peace & Geometric Background

Good morning!  Today's card features a technique using your Blending Brushes and a mask (window sheets in my case!) to create a geometric background.  

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Eileen Godwin has a fantastic video on this technique--you can see it HERE.

After using the window sheet mask, I then used the Adorning Designs Decorative Masks to add the snowflakes.  Over all that, I stamped the beautiful Angel from Angel of Peace.

Products used on this card:

Beauty of Tomorrow for Kylie's Blog Hop!

Good afternoon!!  It's time for Kylie's International Blog Hop!  


My card features the gorgeous Beauty of Tomorrow Stamp Set and coordinating Blackberry Beauty Specialty Paper.  This suite makes it quite easy to create elegant cards! 

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How do you like this fun fold, stand up card?!  I received a swap card from my friend and fellow demonstrator, Leilani--it was this fold!  (you can see her card on this post)  It's really easy to make, but difficult to photograph!

Here it is folded flat:

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And opened all the way:
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And, one more standing up:
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The card itself is 4 1/4" x 11"--score on the long side at 2 3/4" and 5 1/2".  The trick is to put your sentiment on the inside using dimensionals--there's no "measurement"--just place it where it makes the card stand up the way you 'd like!

I would so appreciate your vote!  Please click HERE to vote today!  If my card gets enough votes, then I get to participate in another special hope for the winners--wouldn't that be fun?!!


Here are the products used on this card (click on any item to shop!):

WCMD 2021!

WOW!!  What a fun day!!  It was so great seeing some new faces, as well as old friends we hadn't seen in awhile!  Thank you to everyone that showed up and shared the morning with us!

Here are the two cards we made at the Open House--both simple but super cute!

Gorgeous Leaves & Heartfelt Wishes:


Color & Contour and Watercolor Shapes:

I hope everyone had as good a time as Leilani and I!  We sure do appreciate your support!

Supplies used: