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October 2015

TSOT Challenge #242 Boo!

I am  excited to be a part of the Try Stampin' on Tuesday (TSOT)  team.  Today is the first challenge I am  participating in as a member of the team.  

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The optional theme is Boo or EEK!, in honor of it being the week of Halloween.  

TSOT Challenge 242 Boo!

I was quite faithful to the sketch and the optional theme.  Lots of cloud sponging using Whisper White Craft ink to make the night sky.  It is hard to see but I also used the Black Glimmer paper to for the "boo". 

TSOT 242 side

I hope you will play along with us on this sketch challenge.  I would love to see what you come up with, I double dare you!   You can get all the details on this challenge #242 on the Try Stampin' on Tuesday blog.   

Save 15% on Stamp Sets

Oh did I get your attention?  Yes, it is true, starting today the 19th for a few short days (ends the 23) you can purchase any Stampin' Up! stamp set at 15% off!  The only stamps that are not included are hostess sets, bundles (they are already discounted), and rotary stamps but everything else is included! I have an online store you can order through or contact me and I will be happy to place the order for you.  If you place a $35 order or more using this hostess code 3BVSSNQ3 I will send you a package of Rhinestones as a thank you!  You have to use the hostess code to get the bling!  The only exception is if your order is $150 or more than please do not use the code but you will still get the Rhinestones.  Remember to act fast since this deal ends on October 23 at 11:55 MT!

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Cozy Christmas Gift Bag

Don't you just love the Stampin' Up! Holiday Catalog?  There are SO many wonderful products contained in those pages that it is easy to miss a few.  One of the items I think that gets overlooked is the Real Red Envelope Paper.  Are you wondering where this is and what am I talking about?   Go and look on page 26  in the bottom left hand corner.   What a deal!  You get 20, yes twenty 12" x 12" text weight sheets for just $6.00 (US).   You can of course use it to make envelopes but there are so many other uses for it.  You can use it to layer on your cards and since it is text weight, it will not add as much bulk or weight to your card.  

You can also use it to make bags.  Once again  pulled out the Gift Bag Punch Board and got to work.  

Gift Bag Punch Board club 1015

I used a 6" x 12" piece of the Real Red Envelope Paper to make this bag, so you could make 40 0f these from one package of paper.  This would be a cute way to package some tea bags and a small treat, nothing too heavy but perfect for a sweet gift to co-workers.  

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Acorny Thanks and Some Acorns

Do you love making bags and boxes?  I do!  I love packaging and if you are like me I am often shopping for things to fit in the cute bag or box I just made.  Today's project  is a little different.  I knew what I wanted to put inside the bag and also had the perfect stamp set to use to decorate the bag.   It is a beautiful thing when that happens.

Acorny Box

Here's the bag.  It is a simple one using the Gift Bag Punch Board.  I am having so much fun using this  punch board.  

A Corny Thanks acorns

Aren't these little acorns the cutest?  When I saw them I let out a little squeal and knew that it was a perfect complement to the Acorny Thanks stamp set.  Don't you just love it when that happens?

Acorny Thanks Bag 2

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If you are looking for more ideas using the Acorny Thanks stamp set and Acorn Builder punch you can go here and here.   

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Stamper's Dozen Blog Hop...Hello Fall!

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Welcome to the October edition of the Stamper's Dozen Blog Hop!  This month we are all about saying Hello to Fall!  I bet you can guess what stamp set I will be showing.  Yup, you guessed it, Lighthearted Leaves.  Today, instead of a card, I am sharing a home decor idea.

SDBH 10-15 Hello Fall front

I found this inexpensive plate and thought it would be fun to decorate and display on my mantle. I cut out the largest circle from the Circles Collection framelits out of lightweight cardboard.  I used this as my base to arrange the leaves on.  Once I had all the leaves arranged and was ready to attach it to the plate I decided to use some velcro so I can change out the decoration seasonally.

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I previously shared how I made the glittery embossing in this post.  

SDBH 10-15 Hello Fall

I'm looking forward to making more arrangements to showcase on my plate.  I think this is going to be a fun addition to my decorating.

The next stop on the hop is France Martin.  She  always has something gorgeous to share with you.

Next blog arrowIf you haven't seen BJ Peter's beautiful project then you better head in the other direction.  I know you do not want to miss out on what she has in store for you!

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Thanks again for stopping by and hopping along with us!

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Lighthearted Leaves and a Challenge

Today I encountered a lot of technical difficulties which was extremely frustrating and consumed a lot of time.  The one good thing that came out of all my delays was I took time outs from dealing with the problems and looked at some challenge blogs.  I found the Stampin' Royalty Challenge Blog and knew I had to play along with their Challenge #298.  Their theme is Falling for Fall.  This was just perfect for me since I am obsessed with the Lighthearted Leaves stamp set and have stamped, embossed and cut out a lot of leaves.  

Lighthearted leaves midriff card

I used the leaves to connect the two parts of the card.  Yes, I am also a little obsessed with this style of card as well.  I have shared different samples here , here and here .

Lighthearted leaves midriff open

This photo shows the open middle of the card a little better.  I still have more leaves but will try and space out the samples a little so you won't get tired of seeing them.  Hope your day is going well and you too can take some time to participate in the Stampin' Royalty Challenge #298.

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