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October 2015

Fall is the best season ever!!!

But why is it so short?  :)  Hello friends!  I wanted to share one of my favorite stamp sets in the Handmade for the Holidays idea book.  Happy Scenes is just as the title states...."happy!"  Can you say versatile?!?!?  I love when I can use a stamp set in multiple ways!  Here is one that will be featured at class in November:


Again, simplicity can be so beautiful!  I love pairing this with the Woodland Texture folder, yes, you can feel those trees that you see in the background!  Here is another version of the card stepped up just a bit:


I added more color and a little Halloween flare!  What do you think?  You can also pair this stamp set with the window framelits that are featured in the Happy Scenes bundle offering.  I plan on showing a winter version of this next month:


So if you are not loving Happy Scenes than I did not do my job.  LOL  Don't forget about my upcoming classes on November 14th and 15th - hope to see you there!




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A hunter....I am not but an animal lover indeed!

Happy Sunday friends!  I was gone to a retreat this weekend where there is no phone service and internet is not reliable so we were busy crafting, talking and a little bit of laughing too.  :) 

I have never been a hunter but one of my good friends Susie Martin showed me some cute birthday invites for her youngest son's birthday. 

Myles birthday invite

ISN'T this adorable?!??  First, I love her color choices and it is hard to tell by the photo but that is velum paper with antlers printed on them!  I asked how she came up with the camo which she explained how to do, so I took to my room and here is what I came up with:


This was created with two stamp sets.  The background was created with  Gorgeous Grunge and the goose and greeting came from the set Wetlands.  The technique is so easy and allows you to create any camo background you would like!  I simply used the large splatted dots stamp with Basic Gray and Smoky Slate and then use a piece of sponge and smudged on some Soft Suede and Mossy Meadow till I thought it looked good.  I know Gorgeous Grunge was not my favorite when it first came out and now.....well, I don't think I could live without it.  What do you think? 

Thank you so much to Susie for such a great idea and can't wait for all of you to come up with new twists on this great technique.  Happy stampin!! 

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A little candle fun!

This past weekend I was asked to host a party for a good friend Cheri.  Now this is a family affair, Cheri, her daughter and son all love to stamp!  When she asked me to put on a afternoon of fun, she was able to pick 3 projects for her guest to make.  One of these was a birthday card and this is what I came up with:

  Candle Candle inside














When it comes to glitter paper, you cannot waste an inch so the star that was cut out from the front piece was used for a little bling on the inside.  I think it turned out pretty good!  I also like to show how changing a few things on the same card can step it up just a bit.  Here is another example where I used Crystal Clear Effects on the flames and used a stencil to create the background. 

Candle step up best

I sure did have fun with Cheri and her guests and she even got some free stampin goodies too, so that was not bad for an afternoon of fun!  How would you like to host your own event with some of your favorite friends?  Contact me today if that would be you!

Thanks for stopping by! 


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Check out this great use of the Mini Treat Bag!

Hello friends - Sorry it's been awhile!  In this issue, I would like to share a great idea for our popular Mini Treat Bag Framelit: 


I have made many of the regular sized bags and absolutely love the idea of a smaller version too!  Talk about multi functional!  And the extra images you get with this set, well you can't go wrong.  (see below for all framelits that come with this)  Here are some ideas that I have  made with the new cotton paper - have you seen this paper?!?!  It makes the most beautiful flowers!




Thanks for stopping by today and hope you are falling in love with this treat bag framelit too!  Contact me today to get yours in time for the holidays - Have a great day! 

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