Wednesday, September 13, 2017

My Favorite Holiday - September Pals Blog Hop

Welcome to the Pals September 2017 Blog Hop. Thank you so much for joining us today. This month our theme is "My Favorite Holiday." Sit back and enjoy the view while the Pals treat you with projects for the upcoming Autumn an Winter Holidays. 

Whether you’re just starting the hop, or have come from a previous Pal’s blog, you’ll find the line-up toward the end of my post to help you move along.

I'm going to GUESS that a lot of Pals chose Christmas as their favorite holiday, but I could be wrong. Mine is just that because I've always enjoyed making a nice Christmas for my family. The way I do that has changed through the years, but now I get to do it all again with grandkids! My grandkids live in Hawaii, so my husband and I spend every other Christmas there. I thought I would be able to use the stamp set Beachy Little Christmas a lot with my daughter's family--for cards or gift tags and the like. 

My first time inking the stamps up, I used my Jet Black Stazon and water color paper. I then used ink pad puddles (or markers) with my Blender Pen or Aqua Painter to color in my Beachy Christmas tree.  (Colors: Cajun Craze, Crumb Cake, Flirty Flamingo, Lemon Lime Twist, Peekaboo Peach, Soft Sky, So Saffron and Wisteria Wonder). I love the "typewriter" font for the sentiment. My frame was made using a Layering Square Framelit and sliding it down for a second cut to create a rectangle. 

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Thank you so much for hopping with the Stampin’ Pretty Pals today. Please take a minute to mark your calendar for our next hop on October 11, 2017 for "Wicked Folds." Now hop along using the Blog Hop Line-up below. Don’t forget to leave us a comment. We’d love to hear what you have to say about our Favorite Holiday.  By the way, what’s your favorite holiday?

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Monday, September 11, 2017


Today is a day of remembrance for America and each year I take some baked goods to all seven of my city's fire stations. I hope to inspire YOU to do an act of service. I remember how America came together after our terrorist attack and I am passing it on, especially on this day.

If you are moved to do an act of service to someone today, I hope you will let me know what you did in the comments section. Thank you for visiting today!

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Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Painted Harvest Thankful Card

I love that the Stampin' Up! Holiday Catalog is also an IDEA book! Here is a sample that I made using the Catalog photos. It's so fun when you see a card that you want to duplicate and you already own all of the "ingredients" to make one yourself! Holding a card in your hands is always better than seeing a photo. 

On several catalog pages you will see a little area like this one where it tells you all of the supplies you would need to make the sample card. Makes it easy to shop right from this list, too!

This is also an easy card to mass produce, so if you wanted to give everyone in your family a nice Thanksgiving greeting, this would be quick yet beautiful!

Thanks for stopping by today! I hope you will come back again soon. Shop my Online Store any time!
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Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Life is a Beautiful Thing and Paper Pumpkin Half Off!

I have been absent from blogging for awhile, but summer is over and I'm back! This is a card I created for my August Workshop and I love the Lemon Lime Twist paired with Crumb Cake. The Designer Series Paper is Painted Autumn and I think it's my favorite fall paper of all time!

The Stitched Shapes Framelits are still getting a lot of use in my craft room. They "finish" my sentiments quickly and perfectly. And that Ombre Ribbon!!! This card is finished in a flash!

Thanks for looking today. Please let me know how I can help you create cards that you will love to send. Use my Online Store any time you need to place an order.

Do you want to try Paper Pumpkin? With our Fall into Savings promotion, you’ll get our gorgeous October kit delivered straight to your door at 50% off when you join by September 10th. Don’t wait, join today!! Use my name when you sign up. You may cancel at any time, but you won't want to! :-)

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