It's hard to believe that Thanksgiving is 2 short weeks away 😲
Today I'd like to share a card that a dear friend asked me to make for her. She's wonderful about supporting my habit passion for handmade items. 😁
It uses only one stamp set, which is amazing for me as I enjoy mixing & matching items. If I could have only one set from the holiday catalog, it would be this one, Painted Harvest. It's so versatile!
And in the next pics, you can see where I stepped it up a notch. The original card is on the right. I changed up the greeting by adding "Give Thanks" from the Labels to Love stamp set. I also changed the Daffodil Delight in the wreath to Sahara Sand and added a layer of Cajun Craze cardstock to a base of Sahara Sand cardstock. It's amazing what a little change and addition of color does!
A whole lotta stamping with the addition of a little bow, and you've got yourself a quick & easy Thanksgiving card.
We're in the home stretch toward the weekend. I hope your day is marvelous!
Today is the last day to earn a FREE Merry Patterns stamp set and it's the last day for the Buy 3 Get One Free Designer Series Paper Promo.
I love this Merry Patterns stamp set! It makes it easy to just whip together a card. I think I did this in 20 minutes last night and I just love the result! It wouldn't take any time to make several Christmas cards. 🎄
Here is the entire set
And a video so you can see it in action:
To help meet the minimum for the FREE stamp set, you can take advantage of our Designer Series Paper sale!
It's time for all the ghosts & goblins to come out.
If you're like me, you love seeing all the cute li'l ones in their costumes. Living in the country doesn't warrant itself any trick or treaters though so I have to live vicariously through all of my friend's pictures on Facebook.
...Or....I can make Halloween cards.
Yep, that's just what I do. I'm not into the ghoulish, scary part of Halloween, but I do love the fun, happy stuff. Like this card for instance. It's another project we did at the team building a few weeks ago.
I combined two fun stamp sets to make this card - Spooky Cat and Merry Cafe. Couple that with some fun Spooky Night designer series paper (DSP) and viola! cute Halloween card.
Those mice are so fun to stamp (kinda like bats). I know they're not fun in real life, but for some reason, I get a kick out of stamping them (okay, so I'm not right! 😜)
Aaaaanyhow, I hope you have a marvelous Halloween tomorrow and you all get to see some cute kiddos. Supply list is posted below.
Howdy! Happy Sunday! I hope everyone is having a wonderful weekend. I got to spend a little time with my Stray Ducklings sisters yesterday in preparation for our big Stamp Fair next weekend.
I'm super stoked about that! Anytime we can get together is guaranteed to be great!
Would you like to join us? Do you live within driving distance to Peoria, IL? Email me or call me if you do!
Now, onto today's project...treat bags! Aren't they cute?! We made them at a team building I did a few weeks ago. They WERE filled with a yummy candy corn & peanut mix. Gee, I just don't know what happened to it though. 😲
Somehow, some way, I think it jumped into my belly! Sugar is my Kryptonite. 😏
*sigh* 'tis true...
Aaaaanyhow......these little bags are so easy to whip together with the Treat Bag Thinlits Die, your Big Shot & any Designer Series Paper you have on hand!
Aaaand, they're easy to refill when you lose restraint and eat the contents (but I wouldn't know anything about that!) 😉
Soooo, that's it for me on this brisk Sunday in Illinois. All supplies are listed & linked below. I hope to be back tomorrow with one more Halloween card. Until then,
It's another cold, blustery day here in Illinois. I'm hearing stories from just South of us that they're seeing snow flurries 😯
I'm not ready for that yet. I still don't have my horse trailer camper winterized. I think my camping days are over for the year. Thankfully, I've got crafting to keep me busy through the cold months ahead. 😉
We made today's card in Stamp Class on Tuesday. I have to say, even tho' I'm biased, I LOVE this card! I'm not always happy with my creations, but this is one of those that I look at and think, "Perfect! I wouldn't change a thing!" I love it when cards come together like that.
To be completely honest, I bought the Pick a Pumpkin Bundle simply for that pumpkin die cut. I LOVE it. And, as long as I was going to buy it, I might as well, get 10% off by buying the bundle, right???!!! Who doesn't love a bargain?
I hope you've enjoyed today's card share and I hope you get to spend time in your happy place today!
I hope you all are having a marvelous weekend. It's rainy today in North Central Illinois, so it's a good day to spend in the craft room!
Therefore I wanted to share some good news with all of you!
In light of the HUGE response to this month's Paper Pumpkin, Stampin' Up! is making more full kits available starting tomorrow-while supplies last. If you haven't signed up and you are interested in these cool shaker Christmas cards, you can sign up and buy them tomorrow. If you're a current subscriber and want more, you can order them tomorrow too, but act fast, I'm betting SU will sell out of them quickly!
I am just returning from my awesome annual trail riding vacation in Eminence, Missouri. This year was extra special....Hubby & I got to swim our own personal horses!!!! It was the absolute highlight of the trip for me! I've swam on other horses before but never my own.
I absolutely love Eminence, MO. The water is so clear.
And to top off my vacation, I spent about 2 hours per day sitting under a tent selling my crafts. I earned my campground entrance fees back! How cool is that? Here are a couple of the blocks I sold.
My set up
My hats went over like hotcakes - especially the cross ones! I will have to make more of those for next year 😉
Well, that's all for today. I'm still trying to catch up on my emails from being gone and having no internet time last week.
It's time for our monthly blog hop with the Stray Ducklings :)
Whether you're starting with my blog or you're joining me from Sheryl
D 's blog, welcome & thank you for taking the time to waddle along with us.
This month we're focusing on the new holiday catalog - in particular, Christmas Cards.
Yesterday I had the pleasure of doing a team building workshop with some pretty awesome people! I drove to the Quad Cities (my hometown) to share what I love with all of them. It was requested that I do 4 projects- and only one of them was a card. I usually make cards, but these projects were so fun that I'm going to have to start expanding my horizons 😉
Look at these happy faces.
Our first project was a Halloween banner.
I had so much fun designing this and putting it together!
I think the girls did too! Candi took a picture of hers as she was assembling:
And she took a pic of Michelle with her banner when she was finished.
TOO. MUCH. FUN!!!
I have never had the pleasure of meeting such great people until I started stamping. The camaraderie, friendships and fun that I experience in this hobby are second to none.
Stay tuned, the other 3 projects will be posted soon :)