Monday, November 27, 2023

Fragrant Forest Paper Tearing

 One more card for the Fragrant Forest stamp set.  This time, I decided to do a little paper tearing.  I also thought I would "stamp off" first, to see what color my trees would look like. Here's my card:

I still had some scraps on my desk, so I wanted to use them up.  Even the white card stock was a scrap, so what better reason to tear the edges a little.  I'm really not sure I like this card, but we all have to try things, right?  I stamped the image off once before placing it on the white card stock, then I tore the edges.  I wanted to make a "wonky style" card (maybe that was my mood that day). 😉

All in all, I've been having fun with the Fragrant Forest and Festive & Fun stamps this week. I'll be looking at my stamps to see what I want to play with next.  Stay tuned!  Enjoy your day.

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Sunday, November 26, 2023

Fragrant Forest

 Hello and happy Monday!

Today it's all about a beautiful background stamp called Fragrant Forest. The depth of this image is amazing. Just stamp it once, and you're looking at a forest full of gorgeous pine trees.  You can add glitter on the trees and on the ground area, just like you would see if you were going cut down your own Christmas pine.  Here's my card:

While I still had some Granny Apple Green and Shaded Spruce cardstock on my desk, I decided to continue that color scheme here.  I simply stamped the image on Basic White and added the sentiment from the Festive & Fun stamp set, since it too, was still on my desk. 
For this card, I used Shaded Spruce for the card base, and added a layer of Cherry Cobbler around the image.  This stamp set allows you to make many cards in a nice "assembly line".  Just add your own embellishments, glitter or Wink of Stella to make the trees and the ground look like fallen snow.  I didn't have time to do that, but I may make more of these and do just that.

Good news!  Fragrant Forest is being carried over to the next mini catalog that will start in January. So if you like this stamp, you'll be able to get it after the Christmas holidays.

Thanks for stopping by today.  Enjoy your week!  I'll be back in a bit with one more Fragrant Forest card.

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Saturday, November 25, 2023

Festive & Fun Part 3

 Hello and happy Saturday!  Today I'm sharing the last of my Festive & Fun cards.  While this was a fun set to stamp with, it's time to move on. I'm hoping I will get to use all the stamps I've purchased in the mini catalog.  I'm sure going try, anyway! 😊

Today it's Ms. Rhino bringing a sleigh full of gifts. Her three little birdie friends are all decked out and in their cuddly warm hats and earmuffs.  I guess it can be a bit chilly on that sleigh. Using up the last of the scraps of the Merry Bold & Bright DSP, this card came together pretty quickly.  Again, I used our Stampin' Blends to do the coloring. I really enjoy coloring with our blends. They blend so easily and it's nice to be able to color over an area more than once, to get just the right depth of color.

Our Last Chance retiring list is still going on. so be sure to check it out soon.  We can't guarantee that your favorites will still be there, so shop early.  And check out my Ordering Bonus tab at the top of the page. I'm giving away some goodies for your online order, using my host code (right side bar).

Thanks for stopping by.  I hope you have a stamp happy day!

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Friday, November 24, 2023

Festive & Fun - Part 2


 I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving yesterday with family and friends.  Here at our house, we just hung out a little. Dale watched football; I did laundry.  Our Thanksgiving meal will be this Sunday, when Dale's brother and nephew and his wife will come over.  It will be nice to cook for more than just two people for a change. I hope I remember how. 😀

Today I'm showing you another card I made with the Festive & Fun stamp set.  I think this set is just so cute, and it's fun to color the images too. Here's my card:

Don't you just love this moose?  He's all decked out in his Christmas sweater and is bringing a baked goodie to share.  

I had some scraps of Merry Bold & Bright designer paper, so I used them on this card.  I colored him with Stampin' Blends.  

Tomorrow I'll have one more Festive & Fun card to share, then I'll be working on other Christmas cards and will share those too. 

As a reminder, this stamp set is retiring on January 3, 2024.  You can find this cute set in my online store.  If you love this set as much as I do, hurry and grab it before it's gone forever.

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Thursday, November 23, 2023

Come for Christmas Tea

Today I'm sharing my Christmas Tea packs.  I made several of these for the craft fair I participated in recently. Each packet holds 4 different flavors of Christmas tea.  I used retired designer series papers to make the packets, as well as some stamp sets that have been retired for awhile.

You can make these yourself. Very easy.  I got the idea from QBees (Brenda Quintana). Here's a link to her instructions:   Folded Tea Bag Holder - Qbees Quest

 Although the craft show was a bust, I am now giving these away to neighbors and friends. These would make a great office grab bag gift, or for just about anyone on your list.

Thanks for stopping by today.  Happy Thanksgiving!

Wednesday, November 22, 2023

Festive & Fun

 I'm finally starting to work on some Christmas cards. Before we know it, Christmas will be here, so I'd better get ready.  Here's my card:

I decided to have fun with this set and made a fun fold card.  This stamp set can be found on page 13 in the current September-December 2023 Mini catalog.  It is retiring on January 3, 2024 so if you like it, you may want to order it now. I stamped the image with Evening Evergreen then colored it in with several Stampin' Blends.  
I used Merry Bold & Bright designer series paper for the background.  This paper is full of fun shapes in bold colors, just perfect for this fun stamp set.  You can find this paper on page 9 in the Mini. A few sprinkles of Iridescent Adhesive Backed Discs (also on page 9), finish it off nicely.

Be sure to check out all the retiring products in my online store. And, as a bonus for November, any order placed using my current host code (found on the right side bar), you will receive a pack of embellishments or ribbon. And, as an added bonus for November, I will have TWO drawings for a free package of 6 x 6 designer series papers. The packs are:  Hello, Irresistible and One Horse Open Sleigh.  You can view these papers below.

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