Wednesday, September 15, 2021


This month on our New at SU Blog Hop we are featuring beauties from the August-January Mini Catalog

So much in this catalog from Fall to Halloween to Thanksgiving to Christmas to New Years to Valentines-and more!!!! lol While I'm such a summer girl & really not willing to let it go, I've been enjoying creating some fall cards! 

Here's my card:

This is a very simple card from a very simple stamp set-Welcoming Woods. But I think it's just such a lovely stamp set!!! These trees!!! I love tree cards! Now the true stamp has more variation in the actual tree trunks. I wanted a more full trunk tho.  So I filled in with my Early Espresso Stampin' Blends! Didn't really want the background showing through the middles of the tree trunks.

At first I thought I would put a ton of leaves & make it an early fall card, but I really liked how the shading came out & didn't want to cover it! lol 

Now the shading was done with my inks & Blending Brushes! I love to blend colors, but I really don't believe I get it right often! I go too dark or too light, or wrong colors, etc. I think many of us are intimidated with blending like this. But I love how this came out. It was actually super easy! I think the Cajun Craze in the background almost looks like blurred trees in the distance. And the blue sky is as close to summer as I can get in a fall pic! lol

The background is the absolutely amazing Cork 12x12 Specialty Paper that is part of the Harvest Meadow Collection Suite. I thought it worked perfectly tho with the tree theme! It's a super nice textured DSP! A bit thinner than cardstock but heavier than actual paper. Plain on the back! Super easy to cut!

I would say this is a great masculine option for maybe a retirement, or a move, but certainly anyone would love to receive it! I left off bling so it would work for a masculine card. Add a little bling & could "girlie" it up!

I've had this Early Espresso Faux Suede Ribbon since it came out in the last catalog & have never used it-until recently-and now I have about 6" of it left-and can't wait to order some more! Wow, was I missing out on this! Such a nice ribbon to work with!!!!

Now hop over to Loni's blog & see her amazing creation! Simply click on her name here or the icon below! Then keep going! You will find a list of the creative blogs from around the world below! Don't miss out!

Happy Stampin'!

 If you are not working with a Stampin' Up! demonstrator already I'd love to share all our amazingness with you!! You can contact me HERE!  
You can find all the items above at my online store HERE
And of course, get your Sale-a-Bration item's HERE-but only until the end of September!!!! So don't miss out!

Tuesday, September 14, 2021


This month on our Inspire, Create, Share blog hop we are featuring some more amazing products from the Sale-a-Bration Catalog! Hard to believe it's only available until the end of this month!!! Yikes! Where does the time go!!! Remember, with your order of $50 or more you get a FREE item!!!!!! Don't miss out!

Anyway, here's my card:

OMGosh I am in LOVE with these silly little sheep!!! lol I have used them way too much on way too many projects! lol They are just adorable!!! The stamp set Counting Sheep is FREE with your $50 order! And as a bonus, they also feature the Sheep Dies-also FREE with a $50 order!!!! I mean seriously! How can you resist!!! 

So this card was inspired by the Aerosmith song! Remember, I'm a New Englander! They are "homies"! lol We were talking about it recently & how it's a loud, rockin' song so who can actually go to sleep listening to it to actually dream! lol I immediately thought-count sheep! lol Don't ask me how my mind works! lol Thus the inspiration! lol

I used the amazing Ombre Glimmer Paper on this! Now this is not like any other glimmer paper!!! It doesn't rub off at all!!! So nice to work with! It's  ombre as well! That's not just the lighting on the pic!

The letters & numbers were cut out with the Playful Alphabet Dies! And it's tied off with this gorgeous Sheer Ribbon in Gorgeous Grape!

Here's the inside!

I usually leave the insides blank but this needed some white to write on! And the little sheep are peeking around the corner! I just love them! lol

Now hop over to June's blog & see what Sale-a-Bration product she is featuring! Simply click on her name here or on the icon below! Remember, you SAB item is FREE with a $50 or more order!!!!! Only through the end of the month tho, so hurry!!!

Happy Stampin'!

If you are not working with a Stampin' Up! demonstrator already I'd love to share all our amazingness with you!! You can contact me HERE!  
You can find all the items above at my online store HERE
And of course, get your Sale-a-Bration item's HERE!!!!


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