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Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Autumn is coming!

Happy Hump Day!

Are you enjoying the cooler evenings yet?  One of these days it will be cold enough to need the furnace back on.  Yuk!!

How cute is this little gal?  Another Stamping Bella I couldn't resist & especially when she was on sale! Isn't there another commandment that says "Thou shall not pass up a sale?"  ha ha Or maybe it is part of the stamper's creed!

I had a lot of fun with her & her fall leaf dress & mushroom umbrella!

Back tomorrow with a critter!


Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Let it snow!

Hello, friends!

Back again with a complete change of subject matter from the last few days.

This cute image is another Stamping Bella.  I LOVE their stamps!  And luckily, I had just the perfect backdrop for it with a Memory Box Scattered Snowflake Frame from my stash of Christmas dies.
I adore Christmas and have tons of Christmas stamps and sentiments and an entire basket of nothing but Christmas dies.  They are all neatly organized by category...deer, holly, ornaments, snowflakes, etc. etc. so I can find them easily. It makes Christmas cards so much easier!

I'm changing gears again tomorrow with a totally different holiday!  Stay tuned!


Monday, September 18, 2017

Lovng Care!

Hello, friends!

We all have a need for sympathy cards, but they are never easy to make.  Especially if they are for someone close to us.  I like to keep mine fairly simple and usually go for pastels for some reason. I'm sure you all have your favorite styles too.

I'll be back tomorrow with a snowman for a complete change of pace!


Sunday, September 17, 2017

Pretty in pink!

Hello, again!

I love pink! Something about the beauty of the color that speaks to me.  As do most pastel colors, actually.  Or wild bright colors.....I just love color in any shade!

I used a Cheery Lynn Designs French Lattice Small Frame to showcase the beautiful pink. An added sentiment & a beautiful (and flat) flower and it was done. ( Poppy Stamps Sylvan Sprig and Poppy Stamps Stitched Bloom Trio).

I love the fact this card doesn't require extra postage or a heavily padded envelope to mail!

I'll be back tomorrow with a final sympathy card before we change gears and do something else. Enjoy the rest of your weekend & have a great week ahead!



Saturday, September 16, 2017

With loving thoughts...

Happy Saturday!

I hope you all had a fabulous week & the weekend is off to a fantastic start! It's hard to believe we are into September already.  The cicada's are already chirping every night & have been for weeks.  Don't they say that means 6 weeks before a hard frost?  I hope I have that really wrong & it is 12 weeks! Lol!

It's so easy to make a sympathy card (or any other card) when you have a beautiful frame die. This Sue Wilson Austrian Collection Background die is the most gorgeous frame you can find.  It not only cuts, but embosses.  And its beautiful enough on its own that all you need to add is just a sentiment.
There are some dies I just look at and know have to come home with me!  This was one of those!

Enjoy the rest of your weekend!


Friday, September 15, 2017

QKR Stampede Challenge- Anything Goes

Hi, friends!

The QKR Stampede challenge for today is always the most popular one that we do! The theme is "Anything Goes" and that basically gives you the chance to make a card with any theme you like.
I decided to get a jump on Christmas cards so I grabbed digi # 2906-Cat Present. As a crazy cat lady, I couldn't resist this image!

If any of you have a cat, you know that a box is more irresistible than even catnip to a cat! They immediately jump inside and entertain themselves (and you) for hours! I have spent money on cat toys for my cat, only to have him ignore them and play with the box instead.

See what you can come up with & join in on the fun!  Good luck!!

Oh, be sure to scroll down to my next post today!  It's the 15th of the month, which means it is also time for the Dies R Us Challenge post!


Dies R Us Challenge - Fancy Corners

Hello, friends!

Can you believe that September is half over already!  This summer is just flying by! Well, as usual, it is time for the Dies R Us Challenge today & boy, do I love the theme! Fancy Corners is the theme for this challenge & I knew immediately which die I would choose! Although I have tons of corner dies, this new one that I just got this week is by far my favorite! I fell in love with it on first sight & couldn't wait to get my order in for it! I paired this die (Tutti Designs Leaves Corner) with another new die, Lawn Fawn So Thankful Border Die!  I plan to use this as a Thanksgiving card for my daughter!

Isn't this gorgeous!  I can see so many things I can do with this beautiful corner!  Grab YOUR favorite corner die & see what you can come up with!  You don't want to pass up a chance to win a gift voucher to the Dies R Us Store! They have hundreds of dies & get new ones in all the time! I can vouch for that!! I keep telling myself I have all the dies I need & then they post new ones & I'm like an alcoholic at a wine tasting festival!  ha ha Aren't they just way too addictive?

Be sure you check out the daily Dies R Us Inspiration blog too while you are headed to the Dies R Us Challenge blog!  

Be sure you scroll down to my second post for today!  It is also Friday so I will be posting the current challenge at QKR Stampede today as well.