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Saturday, October 1, 2016

DT Announcement and Product Discount Code

A Fall Harvest Card:


I'm going from this:

to this:

I'm one of the 

which means you'll be seeing my make on the first Saturday of the month when the monthly challenge kicks off.

Speaking of which, the October challenge is Fall Impressions and runs from October 1 to November 4.  This month we have a DOUBLE challenge for you.  Not only do we want to see a fall themed creation, BUT we also want to see some embossing on your project.  Now if you don't have any equipment to emboss, it is perfectly fine to use pre-embossed papers.  As long as there is embossing of some nature on your project, and of course it is fit into the fall theme, it will qualify for this challenge.  

For INSPIRATION, head on over to the Creative Playground blog HERE where you'll find design team makes, challenge details, and links to FaceBook, Pinterest, and the Store.

For MOTIVATION, please use my DT code when prompted at checkout at the Store HERE

Back to my card for today:

I used the pumpkin outline and the sentiment from the Scarecrow set found in the store HERE.

I printed the pumpkin 3 times so that I could color one layer seperately on each pumpkin This allowed me to fussy cut each layer individually and then run each layer through the Big Shot with a different embossing folder. I also edged each section and the leaves with distress marker.

After using my Loew Cornell colored pencils, I chose coordinating cardstock mats to layer behind the pumpkin. The top brown mat was embossed with a tree/leaves. And I embossed leaves on a strip of pale green paper which is placed horizontally across the matching card behind the 3 mats.

Embossing folders used:

Darice Leafy Tree
Darice Damask Background
Cuttlebug Swiss Dot
Cuttlebug D'vine Swirls
Sizzix Tim Holtz Alterations Leaves

I think these embossing folders make the pumpkin look very elegant and the Happy Harvest font pairs nicely.

Entering this card in these challenges:

Cards in Envy (no lumpy bumpy--must fit flat in envelope): Challenge: Goodbye Summer, Hello Fall  expires Oct 2. limit 3 entries--this is my 3rd one #76

Creative Knockouts #161 Fall   weekly Thursday challenge expires on Wednesdays; limit 2 entries; max combined with 7 other challenges--this is my 1st one #17

Worldwide Design Team Challenge:  Anything Goes Sept 15-October 12  max 3 entries--this one is my 3rd.   #89

The Male Room Challenge #45 Leaves and/or Trees  I have both-- 2 week challenge started Sept 28.  I'm entry #19

Thursday, September 29, 2016

Coffee Day: CAS Coffee

Happy National Coffee Day!  Can't think of a better way to celebrate than to make a couple more cards for the Coffee Lovers Blog Hop!

This actually is a pre-printed envelope.  I've looked for the maker of this set and can't find it.

The freebie digital image is from blog hop super sponsor STAMPlorations and it fits perfectly in the center, making this an easy CAS card. Awesome to place a gift card inside. Easy Peasy.

I chose "magical" because we coffee lovers know about the magical powers of the coffee bean.  And then there's Cinderella's magical pumpkin.....just seemed like the most appropriate sentiment on this gift card envy.  And I love how the "l" fit perfectly on that coffee cup.

I colored with Copics.
STAMPlorations CUTplorations die magical.
Red Lead Paperworks Inc   Super Sticky Double Sided Adhesive (used on Magical before running through Big Shot)
scrap of black cardstock
STAMPlorations Mixed Media Grunge clear stamp set
STAMPlorations Art Marks clear stamp set
Archival Ink Coffee
Archival Ink Wendy Vecchi Tree Branch
Ranger Distress Ink Dusty Concord

Entering these challenges

Coffee Lovers Blog Hop HERE  7th day of the hop and this is my 8th make.  I'm entry #648

STAMPlorations CAS (Clean and Simple) for September HERE #75

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Owl Need a Little Latte

Day 6 of the Coffee Lovers Blog Hop and I'm here with entry #547

Using Brentwood Owl--Pumpkin Spice Latte--freebie from JessicaLynnOriginal.  This is the fourth Coffee Lovers Blog Hop where I've used the latest Brentwood freebie.  Thanks JessicaLynn for being so generous with your designs! It was the very first freebie I downloaded from the hop and it's finally up on my blog for the hop!

I used Copic markers to color the Brentwood digi stamp.  All other materials are oldies but goodies from my stash.  The scrap of paper says "Spellbound".  Yellow arrow journaling spot is from heidiswapp. Letters and spider have no packaging to identify their source.

I couldn't help myself.  Brentwood's nose is colored like a piece of candy corn.

Entering here:

Coffee Lovers Blog Hop HERE  Day 6, 7th entry for me.  This one is #547

Choux Choux PaperArt Halloween (or Black/Orange)  Challenge  until Oct 2;  I'm #16

Bumblebees and Butterflies:  Halloween post for a give-away  I'm #5

Coffee Cup Card

It's the sixth day of the Coffee Lovers Blog Hop so I'm back with another entry.  

extra long kraft card
Memory Box Blackbird paper pack:  (patterned paper centered between the washi tape)--I love how the design wrapped around the coffee cup.
Tim Holtz Ideology Regions Beyond washi tape set
STAMPlorations Anywhere There's Coffee clear stamp set.
Copic markers
Memento Tuxedo Black ink

Entering these challenges

Coffee Lovers Blog Hop HERE  Sixth Day.  Sixth entry.  This one is entry #515

Cards in Envy--Good-bye Summer--Hello Fall.  No lumpy bumpy cards.  Only 3 entries.  This is my 2nd one. #56

STAMPlorations September Challenge:  Sketch and Monochrome  theme, sketch or both due Friday, September 30, 11:55 p.m. Pacific time. #40

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Fox Box

This is my second post of the day for Imagine That! digis by Kris.  We have a big reveal of lots of amazing products so I just had to get in on it.  All of the details are HERE at the Creative Playground. Be sure to visit to see all of the DT makes to inspire you to get crafting with the new digis.  And, of course, there's a chance to win some of the new product! Winners will be announced on Sept. 30.

I used the new Woodland digi paper and printed it out on card stock.  
Woodland Digi Papers in the store HERE

I then made a gift box with it using a free candy box template found on the internet HERE.

Printing the pre-made digi tag and cutting it out was an easy way to finish with a coordinated look.
Woodland Friends Tags & Labels in the store HERE


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