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Wonderful Wednesday More Holiday Projects to Share
Hi Everyone, Thanks for joining me today on this crisp fall morning. At my Holiday Catalog Stamp-A-Stack recently, I offered a bonus project for Halloween. Many of my stamping friends don't do Halloween cards, but for me, I love fall and Halloween is my favorite! I have a 21 year old daughter who is obsessed with Halloween. I love the cute critters and things. She loves the old time scary things. Is sure is fun decorating for it too. So my favorite set at the moment is the Trick or Tweet Stamp set.


For this project, I used the Buffalo Check background stamp (a must have!) as well as the Spooky Sweets stamp set for the bats and Bat Punch. I used Stampin' Write Markers to give the cat and pumpkin some color. The Designer Series Paper is called Toil & Trouble. I can't get enough of this stamp set!

Here are a couple other projects I created using the Trick or Tweet and Spooky Sweets stamp sets. I recently blogged about these …
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Making it Monday Sketch Challenge with CTS

Hi Everyone,
Happy Monday! It is so fun to join in on the CTS #289 sketch challenge is inspired by a 2013 Sketch challenge by Karolyn Lancon. This retro CAS(E) is so cute! 

I love taking part in the sketch challenges because it helps my creativity. Sometimes I don't use a stamp set all that much, but then a sketch challenge might spark some ideas using that set. For my project, I thought about doing fall or the holidays, but I just love the background stamp from the Graceful Garden Stamp set. 

I combined the Graceful Garden Stamp set and the Southern Serenade Stamp set. I really like this bunch of flowers. I colored my rhinestones black for the center of the card. 
You can see more entries at the CTS #289 blog post. You can also entry your own project. I hope you get inspired to stamp.

The Holiday Catalog products are now available to purchase, so be sure to check out all the wonderful items. Also, don't miss out on the Dashing Along Host Pr…
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Something to Stamp Saturday Freshly Made Sketches 354
Hi Everyone, It's wonderful to sip coffee and create on a Saturday. I was inspired today by the Freshly Made Sketch challenge. The design this week is a clean and simple design. This sketch really made me consider getting my designer series papers that I love out, but instead I wanted to work more with the Winter Woods stamp set found in the new Stampin' Up! Holiday Catalog. I had just used this set for my Holiday Stamp-A-Stack and I love the stamp with the three tree trunks, so I thought it would be perfect. 


As you can see, I used some Dazzling Diamonds to add some sparkle. I used Shimmery Cardstock as well. The leaves are from the In the Wood Thinlits. 
It's really fun to challenge yourself with the sketch challenges. There are many out there and I follow a few. I try to create with them. Often I will use my designs in weekly class as well. You can create using this sketch and upload to the Freshly Made Sketches blog. You …
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Finding Inspiration Friday Angels in our Midst

Hi Everyone, Welcome to my Finding Inspiration Friday blog. I recently hosted a Stampin' Up! Holiday Catalog Stamp-A-Stack and I will share projects that were created at the swap. One of my favorite cards that I created was using the Angels on Earth Stamp set. This set is so nice with a beautiful angel image. Just adding a touch of color on the wings and hair is all you need for a beautiful card. 


Another set that can compliment the Angels on Earth set is the His Light Stamp set. Both celebrate the true meaning of Christmas. 

For this project, I used Highland Heather cardstock and ink as well as Smokey Slate. For the Angel, I used the Gorgeous Grape and Crushed Curry Watercolor Pencils. (these were from the limited edition set of pencils that are currently not available)
Thanks so much for stopping in today. My start back to work in my school district has made it a little challenging to blog as much as I would like, but never fear, I wil…
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Wonderful Wednesday Stamping More Holiday Projects

Hi Everyone, Thanks for stopping in today. I've recently been sharing projects that were designed for my Holiday Catalog Stamp-A-Stack. Today, I wanted to share the Tin Tile Dynamic Textured Embossing Folder as well as a bit of the Country Home Suite. 

The Country Home Stamp set combined with the Country Lane Designer Series Paper and Tin Tile embossing folder will create jaw dropping projects. There are so many possibilities with this suite.

For my project, I wanted the Tin Tile to be the focus. I know that many people will spritz their cardstock before using the Dynamic Textured Embossing Folder, but I find that if I simply slip an extra piece of cardstock under the plate, I get a really deep impression and then my cardstock isn't wet. 
Another great tip is to used the Designer series paper as your color palette choices. Crushed Curry and, Cajun Craze, and Blackberry Bliss are all coordinating with the DSP. I love DSP and will alw…
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Blogging Friends Blog Hop Photo Inspiration

Hi Everyone, Welcome to the September Blogging Friends Blog Hop. We are a group of Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrators from all over the United States and maybe even crossing the borders. This month our blog is all about inspiration from a photo. You know that September brings the back to school time as well as the kick off to fall. It is my favorite time of year, so when I saw our inspiration photo, I was excited. 
This photo is so beautiful! It is stunning with the rich fall colors. This gives so much inspiration for stamping. I can't wait for you to see my projects and hop over to the other Blogging Friends' posts.

The rich colors in the photo reminded me of some of my favorite fall colors in Stampin' Up! colors. My project uses Cajun Craze and Crushed Curry inks. The paper is Cajun Craze and Crumb Cake. The Gallery Grunge Stamp set really adds great texture to this project. The leaves are from the Rooted in Nature Stamp…
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Fun Stamping Friday Freshly Made Sketches #352


Hi Everyone, Thanks for joining me on this Labor Day weekend. I am so ready for fall to get into full swing. I decided to stamp for the Freshly Make Sketches #352 card sketch challenge for this week. I absolutely love the cute mummy cat from the new stamp set called Trick or Tweet. It's in the upcoming holiday catalog by Stampin' Up!  This sketch challenge is open up for any stamper to create and upload to the blog post. I really like using the sketch as my starting place and then see where the creativity takes me. It sure wasn't hard with the cute cat, the designer series paper, and the moon and stars punch called Twinkle Builder Punch.
This cat is the cutest thing ever! The little pumpkin trick or treat bucket can be held by the cat too. I hope you have enjoyed my project today. You can go over the the Freshly Made Sketches #352 post to see the other entries or submit your own.
Thanks again for stopping in. Today is the last day f…
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Finding Inspiration Today Ready for Fall
Hi Everyone, Thanks for joining me today for my Finding Inspiration Friday post. We are gearing up for a new school year and that means all the fun things about fall. I love fall the best of all the seasons, so of course I'm feeling inspired today. The Paper Players have put out a fun design challenge. I love to participate in these.

For my project, I'm using the Rooted in Nature Stamp set and the Nature's Poem Designer Series Paper. This suite is so wonderful! the stamp set has so many stamps and possibilities. I used Cajun Craze as the ink for the saying and Mint Macaron for the leaf stamp. What I really like about the paper is the fine veins in the leaves. 

I hope you might get inspired today and create your own entry for the Paper Players #407 sketch challenge. You can see lots of other entries there too. 
Thanks again for stopping in. August is winding down and that leaves just a little time for you to also get your Holiday Catalog p…