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Stamper's Dozen Blog Hop...Painted Autumn

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Thank you for joining me for the Stamper's Dozen Blog Hop!  This month's theme is to use the  Painted Autumn Designer Series Paper (DSP).  This is some seriously beautiful paper!   I decided that to challenge myself I would use the "B" side of the paper.  What do I mean?  Most of Stampin' Up!'s DSP is double sided.  Generally one side is the more colorful, you don't need to do anything to it side that really catches your eye.  The flip side is usually a more subtle pattern, still beautiful but more neutral in color and design.  Most times I like both sides equally so it is hard to make a decision which side to use.  

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What do you think?  I am pretty thrilled with how this came out!  This was the first time I used the Quilt Builder Framelit Dies.  So much fun!  Have I ever told you that I am a wannabe quilter?  Using the Quilt Builder framelits helped to satisfy some of the desire to quilt .  I loved "piecing" the different patterns together to make my square.  I used 4 different designs from the Painted Autumn DSP.  

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Using the Quilt Builder Framelits are a a great way to showcase all the beautiful DSP that Stampin' UP! has to offer in both the Annual Catalog and the Holiday Catalog.   I plan to make a lot more of these cards and it is a good thing that there is an incredible sale going on right now focusing on SU's DSP.  It is a Buy 3, Get 1 FREE!  There is a select group of DSP to choose from and the free one has to also be on the list.  I don't think you will have any difficulty finding 4 packs of paper that you would want to have in your craft room.   Check HERE for the list of all the DSP you can choose from.

Now it is time for you to continue on and see what the talented Laura Milligan has created for you!

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If you just came from Laura's blog then hop on over to see what BJ Peters has made to share with you!

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October ICS Blog Hop...Ribbon of Courage

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Welcome to the Inspire, Create & Share blog hop.  The theme for this month is  Colors of Courage.  

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I used the Ribbon of Courage stamp set for my project and the simple sentiment included in the set, "courage".   I thought about the word courage and if that was the right word for what I wanted to say.  I decided to lookup the definition and here is one definition I found., "mental or moral strength to venture, persevere, and withstand danger, fear, or difficulty".  I also found a great article titled  The Real Definition of Courage.  It offers a more rounded and maybe practical definition of the word.  It is a quick read that offers a lot of insight into the word.  The author, Rebecca Perkins writes, "Courage is admitting we can't cope alone. Courage is choosing love over fear. Courage is continuing through adversity. Courage is trusting that all will be well. "   There are many more other ways she defines courage but those were the ones that jumped out at me.  

This card is going to a friend of mine who was recently diagnosed. I want her to know that I am thinking of her and sending her lots of love, support, and courage.  

Now it is time for you to see what the Anastasia has created for you!

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Thank you for stopping by and here are the products I used to create my card.

 

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