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Wednesday, September 30, 2009

October Stamp of the Month Blog Hop




Welcome to our October Stamp of the Month Blog Hop. We will be featuring October's SOTM, "Holiday Warmth." This is a set of 11 stamps that I have used to make some Christmas Cards. If you have come from Carol's Blog, you are on the right path.

Our hop has grown so much that we had made three separate rounds. If you are starting your hop here at my blog I am in Round 3. After my blog you can hop over to Wanda's blog to hop through this round. Be sure to visit all the rounds! You can start with Round 1 at Jena's blog, Round 2 at Debra's blog, and Round 3 starts at Judy's blog.





I prefer traditional colors for Christmas so I used Evensong Paper Pack for my cards. The Christmas tree has sparkles on the tree and my "i"s are dotted with a sparkle.
The "joy" card is first and second generation New England Ivy stamping. I used a small punched snowflake to dot my "j".
For this wreath card I wanted to use up my old red sparkles but you can use brads or punched circles if you don't have red sparkles.
The wreath is cut using colluzle and stamped on the back side of the BTP from Evensong with the snowflake. The background is a random stamped snowflake first and second generation New England Ivy.
Now Hop over to Wanda's blog to see her fantastic creation.



Don't forget to visit Round 1 and Round 2 of the October SOTM Blog Hop

Wednesday Wishes Meets Color Me Monday

Fun colors again. Thanks Jeanette.


  • Garden Green
  • Cranberry
  • Cocoa
  • Colonial White
"Circle Collection" and "Cubed Collage" from Wishes






Products used on these cards are all CTMH:
Garden Green Cardstock
Colonial White Cardstock
BTP from Everlasting and Grace
Grown With Love(D1372)
Whimsy Heartfelt Die Cuts
Essential Brads

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Wednesday Wishes Meets Color Me Monday

















My first look at these colors immediately made me think of Christmas. I have been working on the cards for the Christmas Card Workshop so naturally I had Christmas on my mind when these colors popped up on Jeanette's blog. After looking over my Wednesday Wishes history I discovered I don't have many more designs to choose from before I will need to duplicate.
This time I decided to make some round card designs. I made the round cards according to the blue prints in Wishes and then attached them to the front of a 4.75 square card so they will fit perfectly into a CD envelope. For more ideas using this concept see You Spin Me Right 'Round (July 22) on Jeanette's blog.
These two cards are "Timeless Trio" and "Side Note" from Wishes. I used Vintage Christmas(D1166) and the new Card Chatter-Christmas(D1388). The New England Ivy is the 4.75 square card base, the holly leaves ink and the button. Cranberry is the berry ink, button, and ribbon. the Sweet Leaf is the btp from Boom-Di-Ada and the Desert Sand is card stock, ink and btp from Simple Pleasures.

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Wednesday Wishes Meets Color Me Monday

Celebrating Grateful Hearts

















Colors of Gratitude: Autumn Terracotta, Goldrush, Sweet Leaf, and Cocoa. Jeanette's blog got me to thinking about gratitude and blessings. For the last few days I have been counting my blessings:

  1. Jesus my Savior
  2. Floyd my husband of 41 years
  3. My Mom(A treasure for life)
  4. Mikel & Carrie my children
  5. Grand Kids(all 6 of them)
  6. All my friends(too many to name but if you're reading this then you are one)
  7. My Close to my Heart Business
  8. Our Home(an unexpected blessing from the Lord)
  9. Good Health
That lead me to one of my favorite "new" stamp sets "Grateful Hearts"(C1372) so I decided to use it for my Wishes card this week. The card designs are "Collage" and "Sundial" from Wishes.
Celebrate with me your grateful heart and leave your list of blessings in a comment below. By making a comment, you’ll be automatically entered in a random drawing I’ll conduct on Wednesday, September 23 where 1 lucky winner will receive the stamp set Grateful Hearts(c1372) to add to your stamping empire. This stamp set is on page 40 in the Autumn/Winter Idea Book.

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Wednesday Wishes Meets Color Me Monday


Zachary will be goin' Back to School in Style
thanks to Jeanette's Color Me Monday. I
decided he needed a name tag for his old
back pack so he could always find his quickly.
I used the folowing supplies:
  • X7079B Rough & Tumble (Retiring but still available)
  • X7088B Free Spirit (Retiring but still available)
  • B1315 Code It
  • Personalized Stamp for Zach
  • Z1080 Dimensional Monogram Letter
  • Outdoor Denim & Autumn Terracotta Ink
The design for this tag is "Small Wonder" from Wishes.
Be Sure to check out Jeanette's Back to School Survival Kit.

Wednesday Wishes Meets Color Me Monday

Ashley will be goin' Back to School in Style with her mini notebook where she can keep all her "important" notes for the school year.

I used the following supplies:

X7079B Rough & Tumble (Retiring but still available)
X7088B Free Spirit (Retiring but still available)
Ruler from X7102B Notebook BTP
D1386 Save the Date
D1303 Classmate Alphabet
Outdoor Denim, Autumn Terracotta, & Honey Ink

This design is "City Scape" from Wishes.

Wednesday Wishes Meet Color Me Monday


Nothing says Back to School in Style like new markers.
No, they're not CTMH markers but they are good ones for the kids. I see lots of art being created in the near future.

I used the following supplies:

  • X7079B Rough & Tumble(Retiring but still available)
  • X7088B Free Spirit(Retiring but still available)
  • D1310 September Word Puzzle(Retiring but still available)
  • D1359 Comments
  • Outdoor Denim, Autumn Terracotta, & Honey inks
The design for this project is "Small Wonder" from Wishes.

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Wednesday Wishes Meet Color Me Monday

Another Color Me Monday challenge from Jeanette. I wanted to use new paper and stamps from the new Autumn/Winter Idea Book but Twitterpated had the crystal blue/sweet leaf and Jingle had the tulip and they definitely did not mix. Oh, what to do?

So I decided to use the Twitterpated paper(X7118B) with the coordinating Many Thanks(D1371) stamp set. That meant the leaves would need to be tulip (a little out of the box for me). I stamped the leaves second generation and ink the edges and added the sentiment with tulip as well. Added a little sweet leaf ribbon with a polka dotted heart from the Grow With Love(D1372) stamp set and they're ready to go.






"All Squared Up" from Wishes

"Window Wishes" from Wishes