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~Creepy Halloween~

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Of course, the crafting world is full speed ahead with the Halloween crafts.  I am not much for Halloween cards, as I have never actually sent one, but I do the token card once a year.

I use to make cute little totes for the neighbor kids when we lived in our last house.  Now we’re in an apartment complex that doesn’t allow trick or treaters.  I’m sure that I’ll be doing that kind of thing again when the grandbabies get older.

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Creepy closeup

The pumpkin from the Welcome Fall set inspired this card.

Creepy R1

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I used:

Stamp Simply Clear Stamps – All Occasion Sentiment SET 2
Stamp Simply Clear Stamps – Welcome Fall

Spectrum Noir Ultrasmooth Premium white cardstock

Stamp Simply Steel Dies – Welcome Fall Pumpkin

Stamp Simply Steel Dies – Fishtail Sentiment Banners
Momento Tuxedo Black dye ink
Imagine Crafts Sponge Daubers
Tim Holtz Collection – Birch stencil
1/4″ Scortape
Thermaweb 3D 1/4″ foam squares

other:
Gray cardstock
Copics

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Creepy L1

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~Shine~

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If there’s anyone in my life that I didn’t show enough appreciate, it was my pastor.  When we lived in New York, we had the greatest church home and the pastor and his wife were amazing people.  He acted as a counselor as much as a pastor.  His wife was an amazingly giving person.  She organized a semi-annual care package drive for college students and military.

Shine R2

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Today’s offering comes from two new stamp sets and a new die set. (see links below)

Shine closeup

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What pastor doesn’t love a good bookmark?!

Shine bookmark 2

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The new die set is absolutely perfect for the sentiments in the new sets.  The largest die begged to be made into a bookmark.

Shine bookmark and card duo

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I used:

Pastor Appreciation Card

Stamp Simply Clear Stamps – Pastor Appreciation Scripture

Authentique – Seafarer 6 x 6
Spectrum Noir Ultrasmooth Premium White cardstock

Spellbinders – Wonky Rectangles
Substitue: Spellbinders Classic Rectangles

Spellbinders – Crosses Two
Memento Tuxedo Black Dye Ink
My Mind’s Eye Enamel Dots – Reds
1/4″ Scortape

Thermaweb 3D 1/4″ foam squares

Pastor Appreciation Bookmark

Stamp Simply Clear Stamps – Pastor Appreciation Greetings
Stamp Simply Clear Stamps – Thank You for Caring Coneflower

Spectrum Noir Ultrasmooth Premium White cardstock
Stamp Simply Steel Dies – Fishtail Sentiment Banners

Baker’s Twine -light teal and white
1/4″ Scortape

other:
cherry cardstock
copic markers
laminator (optional)

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Shine L2

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~Autumn Blessings~

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Autumn has always been my favorite time of year.  I like to snuggle up with a cup of coffee and a good book.  I like the sound the leaves make when you stomp on them.  I like the crisp mornings and the amazing sunrises that come with them.

This year I have a very special reason for loving Autumn.  Four days ago, my oldest son and his wife brought a new granddaughter into our world.  We had our first granddaughter just over 9 months ago, so we are so abundantly blessed.

This is made with the new Autumn Blessings stamp set from The Stamp Simply Ribbon store.  I just love the sentiments so very much!  There is a die set that goes with is…..

Autumn Blessing R1

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I don’t think this could be more simple.  The squares are all cut the same and just offset from each other.  Gives the appearance of matting, without actually … well, matting!

A little closer peek:

Autumn Blessing closeup

For this card, I used:

Stamp Simply Clear Stamps – Autumn Blessings

Authentique Bountiful – 6 x 6
Spectrum Noir Ultrasmooth Premium White Cardstock
Memento Dew Drop Dye Ink 4 Pack – Arizona Canyon (Potter’s Clay)
Darice – Vine Pattern Embossing Folder
Melissa Frances – 1/2 pearls – white (colored with Copic marker)
1/4″ ScorTape

Thermaweb 3D 1/4″ foam squares

Other:
Cardstock (redwood)
Copic Sketch – E19

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Autumn Blessing L1

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Coffee.

Can we all agree that this liquid gold is the glue that holds a great deal of us together.

If you google “National Coffee Day”, you’ll find many different offers from your favorite coffee chains.  Free coffee?! Yes, please.  Keep that word “Free” in mind for a bit later.

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My card today is what I call a scrap card.  Everything except the base layer (patterned paper) and the punch out scalloped layers, were made from scraps.  When I cut a piece of PP, I tuck the decent size scraps into the paper pad.  I’ve made numerous cards this way.

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Coffee or Tea R2

Now, I realize that coffee doesn’t have a tea bag, but I thought the little tag was cute, so I’m taking poetic license here, today! Ha!

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A little closeup peek

Coffee or Tea closeup

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I used:

So, remember that word, FREE?  Well, guess what?!  The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store is a sponsor for this hop and we’re giving away some CANDY! :)

Here’s the deal…. Comment on this blog post between 9am EST on Saturday, September 29, 2018 and 11:59pm EST on October 5, 2018.  The lucky winner will be picked by random draw and notified by e-mail (please include that in your comment).

You will be given the option of 1 stamp set and 1 die set, or 2 stamp sets.

You can view them here:

Stamp Simply Clear Stamps and Steel Dies

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Coffee or Tea L1

On to more blogs:

The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store – Sharon Johnson

Dream in Color – Deb Saaranen

This Blog Hop begins at the Coffee Loving Cardmakers Blog.

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We have a winner!  Arianna Barbera, I will be e-mailing you shortly!

Thanks for poppin’ by!

 

~A Godly Man~

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Another new set from The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store called A Godly Man.  I think this set is a must have.  Multiple sentiments for lots of occasions.  This mounted deer head that I used here is so perfect for the hunter in your life.

When I first say the deer head, I thought cameo.  It’s such a classy image.  I have several hunters in my family, so I can see this being used A LOT.

I’m going to let you in on a secret.  When I started making this card, I guess my head was in Christmas mode.  See the paper behind the deer?  I kept being drawn to the reds, too.  I finally gave in and just let it be what it is.

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A Godly Man R1

My usual reaction when I finish a card that is NOTHING like what I envisioned… I just say “Thank You, God”.

A Godly Man closeup

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I used:

Stamp Simply Clear Stamps – A Godly Man
Authentique 6×6 – Colorful Christmas

Spectrum Noir Ultrasmooth premium white cardstock

Bazzill Mirror Cardstock – 8.5 x 11 – Gold
Spellbinders Die – Classic Ovals

May Arts 1.5″ Chevron Linen
VersaMark Watermark Stamp Pad

Altenew Ink Cube – Red Sunset (Crimson)
Ranger Super Fine Embossing Powder – Gold

MME Record it! Wood dots
1/4″ ScorTape
Thermaweb 3D 1/4″ foam squares

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A Godly Man L1

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Farmhouse birthday header

Welcome to part 2 of the new (mini) release from The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store!  The second set is a greetings/sentiment set that is in perfect harmony with all the other Farmhouse sets.   One can never have too many sentiments!

I am in need of a bunch of male birthday cards.  Three of my sons and my husband have birthdays coming up.  The Farmhouse sets are perfect for my guys.

Today’s card is a quick and easy one.  The horse is from the Farmhouse Signage set and a perfect compliment to the sentiments in this new greetings set.

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Farmhouse birthday R1

The Farmhouse Signage set has a die set that goes with it.  Makes for quick crafting.

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Farmhouse birthday closeup

I Used:

Stamp Simply Clear Stamps – Farmhouse All Occasion Greetings

Stamp Simply Clear Stamps – Farmhouse Signage
Stamp Simply Steel Dies – Farmhouse Signage

Farmhouse bundle

Authentique – 6 x 6 – Frontier
Memento Rich Cocoa Dye Ink
My Mind’s Eye Record it! Enamel Dots

5/8″ brown faux suede
1/8″ tan faux suede
1/4″ ScorTape
Thermaweb 3D 1/4″ foam squares

other:
Vanilla cardstock
Buckle

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Farmhouse birthday L1

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I’m  super excited about this mini release – just two stamp sets – but they are ones you’ll need!

The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store’s  Farmhouse Series has been immensely popular so we’ve added two more sets to this series, making it a total of 8 items (6 stamp sets and 2 die sets). Today we are introducing Farmhouse Christmas and Farmhouse All Occasion Greetings.

I love this stamp set.  You can create a scene, or use the silhouette images for smaller application.  The sentiments are in the same Farmhouse style.

I’m not going to tell you how many days until Christmas.  You already know it’s barreling down on us.  Time to dive head first into the Christmas cards, projects, and gifts!

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Farmhouse Christmas R2

I love these images and their versatility.  I just had to turn that deer into Rudolph.

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Farmhouse Christmas closeup

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I used:

Stamp Simply Clear Stamps – Farmhouse Christmas

Spectrum Noir Ultrasmooth Premium white cardstock

Spellbinders Die – Labels Eight

Memento Tuxedo Black Dye Ink

Altenew Ink Cube – Green Fields (evergreen)
MME Necessities Enamel Dots – Reds
1/4″ ScorTape
Thermaweb 3D 1/4″ foam squares

Other:
Blue cardstock

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Farmhouse Christmas L2

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~Baby Girl ~

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Ok, I’ll admit.  I have baby brain (the grandma kind) and I’m have a hard time focusing lately.  Hubby and I are working on projects for the shower coming up this Saturday.  I’ll share pictures after the shower.

My daughter in law and son have requested books in lieu of cards at the shower.  Well I did buy books, but I’m a cardmaker…. so they’re getting a card as well.

The baby will be here on September 27th.  It’s a scheduled c-section, so no waiting around!  Can’t wait to meet you, LilyAna Rilla Rose!

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Baby Girl R1

I can’t tell you how much I love paper pads that have punch out decor.  It makes for  1..2…3 card.  I’m thinking 20 min max.

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Baby Girl closeup

a close up

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I used:

Kaisercraft 6 x 6 Pitter Patter
(punch outs used for sentiment and decoration)

Wilton Paper Doilies – 4″ White Lace
Melissa Frances pearls – pinks

1/4″ ScorTape

Thermaweb 2D 1/4″ foam squares

Other:
Pink cardstock

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Baby Girl L1

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~Give Thanks~

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I’m pretty sure I’ve mentioned at least 100 times how Autumn is my favorite time of year.  The crisp cool mornings and warm days.. the changing of the leaves.  Thanksgiving.  I was born in Autumn.

So, today I’m sharing my first Autumn card.  I don’t generally send too many of these, but I sure do love making them.  I love pumpkins, but not so much Halloween.  I love cornucopias.  Colorful corn on the cob.  Scarecrows.  I may even make a Halloween card or two, but they would be for my daughter-in-law who is a big fan.

Give Thanks R1

I coated the colored leaves in UTEE.  They shine line they’re wet!

Give Thanks closeup

The sentiment is embossed with copper embossing powder.

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I used:

Stamp Simply Clear Stamps – Give Thanks

Copper cardstock
Spectrum Noir Ultrasmooth Premium white cardstock
Versamark
Delicata – Celestial Copper ink
Stamp Simply Steel Dies – Give Thanks

Stamp/Die Bundle
May Arts Baker’s Twine – Kraft
Ranger Super Fine Embossing Powder – Copper

Ranger Ultra Thick Embossing Enamel UTEE

1/4″ ScorTape
Thermaweb 3D 1/4″ foam squares

Other:
Black Cardstock
Crystal Drops – Copper Penny

Copic markers

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Give Thanks L1

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Thanks for stopping by!

~O, Holy Night~

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Look.  I know it’s August.  But to crafters, we like to start early as Christmas is the biggest holiday for us.  We make cards.  We make wreaths, We make a dozen other crafty things, then we bake.  If we don’t start in August (July for some!), we’d never get done.

With that said, I make fewer and fewer cards each year.  I have learned over the years who appreciates the work put into them and doesn’t toss them in the trash with you standing right there!  Yes, it happened.

Each year for the past 10+ years, I’ve made a chocolate Christmas card.  This is my offering for 2018.

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Oh Holy Night R1

And to make this extra special, it could easily pass as a MALE Christmas card.  How about that!?

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Oh Holy Night closeup

I shaggied up the sentiment so it looks like it would be found in an old barn.

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I Used:

Stamp Simply Clear Stamps – Merry Christmas
Authentique 6 x 6 – Rugged
Spectrum Noir Ultrasmooth Premium White Cardstock
Spellbinders – Create A Flake Six
Memento – Rich Cocoa

Tulip Sponge Pouncers
Kaisercraft – Bronze rhinestones
1/2″ Faux Suede – double faced – brown
1/8″ Faux Suede String – Brown

Baker’s Twine – brown/white
1/4″ ScorTape
Thermaweb 3D 1/4″ foam squares
Original Bow Easy

Other:
Chocolate cardstock
Word window punch

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Oh Holy Night L1

Thanks for stopping by!

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