Welcome to the Stampers Dozen Blog Hop! This month our theme is Thankful, Grateful, and Blessed.
Lately, I have been thinking a lot about winter. It rains here during the winter and it can be a little gloomy, mix in the rising Covid cases and well, we are headed for lots of time indoors and at home. I am grateful to have a home, heat, and food to eat. I am also very thankful and grateful that I have a craft room and hobby that is challenging, interesting and satisfying. 2020 would have been a lot harder if I didn't have this paper crafting hobby. I can stay in my room, listen to a good book, and get lost in the creative process. Sometimes I forget to acknowledge how very fortunate I am.
Do you recognize the candles from the Sweetest Time? I stamped them in Early Espresso and colored them in using Cinnamon Cider, Pumpkin Pie Stampin' Blends and Early Espresso Stampin' Marker. When I opened the Sweetest Time stamp case I found candles stamped and colored in Basic Gray, Black and Pumpkin Pie. Clearly, at one time I had a plan for some Halloween candles.
The leaves are from the Quite Curvy bundle which is currently available (until November 30) and then not again until the January - June 2021 Mini Catalog goes live on January 5th. The leaves were fun to color with Stampin' Blends (Mango Melody, Cajun Craze, Old Olive, Pumpkin Pie). The sentiment is from the Celebration Tidings stamp set and the Early Espresso label is one of the Celebration Labels. These 2 items can be purchased as a bundle and when you bundle, you save 10%. Doesn't it look like I splattered the background paper? Well, I didn't. It is one of the designs in the Gilded Autumn Specialty DSP. As much as it pains me to hide the lovely gold foiling on the other side of the paper, these splatters were the right choice for this card.
Here is the same card except on this one I added the Forever Gold Laser-Cut Specialty paper. It is actually one of the frames cut in half to add the accents on the corners. I couldn't decide which card I liked better.
I like to decorate the inside of my cards. The leaves were a little too long so I did a little pruning and added the extra to the inside along with a strip of DSP.
So, which card do you like better? With the Forever Gold Laser-Cut leaves or without? Right now I am leaning towards without but that will probably change the next time I look at the cards.
Be sure to check out all the stops on the hop!
Stamper's Dozen November 2020 Blog Hop
- Patty Chenail – Stamp-Patty’s - Stamping in My Flops
- Judy Garza – Creativity Released
- Sharon Hashimoto Burkert – As the Ink Dries
- Carol Payne – Carol Payne Stamps
- Joanne Cantrell – Keep It Simple, Stampers
- Rachel Yurkanin – Rachel’s Stamping Place
- Bonnie O'Neill – Bonnie Stamped
- BJ Peters – StampinBJ
Thank you for stopping by and your visit is another thing I am grateful for!