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Acorny Thank You

ccmc431Oh…HAPPY NOVEMBER everyone!  WOW…I can’t believe it…the year is quickly coming to and end.  AMAZING!

This week we have a really cool sketch for you and I have to say…I took some liberties with it but  REALLY like the way it turned out.  I’ve seen this ribbon treatment on several cards and this is the first time I’ve tried it.  LOVE the look!

Here’s the details…

  • Crumb Cake – 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 folded
  • Very Vanilla – 5 1/8 x 3 7/8 run through the Pretty Paisleys folder, layer onto Soft Suede – 5 1/4 x 4 and add to card front.
  • Stamp acorns using Delightful Dijon and Soft Suede, punch out, layer acorn tops on acorn bottoms then layer together.
  • 5/8″ Burlap Ribbon – fold like picture and use staple to secure.  Make two and layer behind the acrons.  Add acorns to the card front using dimensionals.
  • Stamp greeting using Soft Suede
  • It’s a little difficult to see in the picture, but remove back from some Perfect White Accents and add to card front using Tombow Glue.

The design team has such GREAT ideas so head over to Create with Connie and Mary and check out all their great cards!

 Set(s): Acorny Thank You
Paper: Very Vanilla, Crumb Cake, Soft Suede
Ink: Soft Suede, Delightful Dijon
Other: Acorn Builder Punch, 5/8″ Burlap Ribbon, Perfect White Accents, Pretty Paisleys Embossing Folder, Handheld Stapler, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!


Tour de Freaks – July 16

freakwelcome2013Welcome to the July Tour de Freaks where this month – ANYTHING GOES!

How’s that for a fun theme!  Can’t wait to see what all the freaks have in store for us this month!

If you are going forward through the hop you arrived here from Debbie Hendersson – Debbie’s Designs blog.  She always has such FUN ideas!

Oh what to do…what to do for this month?  I have been having such fun with the Foxy Friends set so I decided to have a little fun with that.


Isn’t this gang just the CUTEST???  They are just so much fun to make.  Here’s the details…

  • Tangerine Tango – 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 folded
  • Whisper White – 3 3/8 x 5 1/2, Smoky Slate bark print – 1/2 x 5 1/2, add to bottom, Basic Black 1/8 x 5 1/2, add to top, add panel to card front using dimensionals
  • Make the little critters – Fox – Tangerine Tango/Momento Black, Skunk – Momento Black/Whisper White, Racoon – Smoky Slate, Basic Grey Archival, Moment Black, cut them out and add to card front
  • Silver Glimmer – 1/8 x 5, add to card front
  • Tangerine Tango – 1/2 x 2 3/4, stamp greeting using Momento Black, cut into a pbanner, add to card front using dimensionals.
Set(s): Foxy Friends, Greatest Greetings
Paper: Whisper White, Basic Black, Tangerine Tango, A Little Foxy dsp, Silver Blimmer
Ink: Momento Black, Basic Grey Archival, Smoky Slate, Tangerine Tango
Other: Fox Builder Punch,  Dimensionals

Since I was having so much fun with this I decided to make some little treats to go with it…


I’m not going to go into a lot of detail but I want to show how I made the holder part…

  • Whisper White – 4 x 1 1/8, score at 1 1/2 and 2 1/2
  • Stamp as follows, trim, fold and staple at top
  • Hop 1Hop2






  • Add head using a dimensional
  • Fox – Tangerine Tango, Momento Black
  • Skunk – Momento Black, Whisper White
  • Racoon – Smoky Slate, Basic Grey Archival, Momento Black
  • Reindeer – Crumb Cake, Soft Suede, Momento Black, Real Red (bow tie from the Snow Place set)

Here’s my project together…


Oh…just fun!  Now it is time to head over to Melissa’s Rubberfunatics Blog.  You are in for a treat!


Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!



Cyber Monday


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Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!


Goodbye Sweet Friend

GypsyAs many of you know, two week ago we found out that my sweet Gypsy girl was very ill (although she NEVER acted like she was).  The vet found that she had an extremely large tumor in her liver and it seemed to be growing very quickly.  The vet told us it wouldn’t be very long.

Tonight (Saturday) around 8 pm Gypsy let us know that it was time.  Up until then you really couldn’t tell she was sick…a little slower but still bouncing when you said ‘puppy treat’ or ‘chicken noodle soup’.  It is a very sad day.  Bandit, as you know, adored his ‘big sis’ and he is beside himself right now.  Hopefully it will get easier for him.

So to all you wonderful people who have been sending your thoughts and hugs to Gypsy…she wanted to tell you that she will miss you all and thanks for coming by to see her all the time (oh and do stamp classes with her mom!).  And a very special big hug to ‘auntie Karen’…her very first aunt.


Too Kind

TSSC267Well it’s Monday again and time for the Technostamper Monday Lunchtime Sketch Challenge.  I absolutely LOVE this new set and just couldn’t wait to start using it.

The base of the card is Daffodil Delight.  I took a print from the Eastern Elegance pack, layered on Smoky Slate (it’s a very tiny border), added a Crushed Curry Deco Frame then wrapped two pieced of the Basic Grey Stitched 1/4″ Grosgrain ribbon.  This is added to the card base.  Next I cut out the next smallest Deco Frame in Whisper White.  I stamped the stems in Pear Pizzazz, the larger of each flower in Daffodil Delight then the smaller of each flower in Crushed Curry.  I stamped the greeting in Basic Grey then added to the card front using dimensionals.  I added some Basic Rhinestones to finish it off.


Isn’t this just a great simple sketch…so many options!  So while YOU are waiting….why not join the fun?  We’d love to have you play along!  Don’t forget to check out the other members of the team and remember go to the Technostamper blog to play along!

Mary Jo Price-Williams – Technostamper
Sue Root – Stampin’ with Sue
Nicole Tegrul – Be Creative with Nicole
Robbie Rubula – Inked X2
Eileen LeFevre – Eileen’s “Stampin’ Fever” Blog
Tanya Bell – Stamping T!
Carolyn Bennett – Carolyn’s Paper Fantasies
Jonia Smith – Stampin For Me


Set(s): Too Kind
Paper: Whisper White, Daffodil Delight, Crushed Curry, Venetian Romance dsp
Ink: Daffodil Delight, Crushed Curry, Pear Pizzazz, Basic Grey
Other: Deco Framelits, Basic Rhinstones, Basic Grey Stitched 1/4″ Grosgrain, Dimensionals


Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!


Event Display Board Entry

Here are my entries for the event display board maker.


challenges 001




Take Care

This is the Take Care set using the branch as a tree and using 2 3/8″ and 7/8″ Scallop Circle Punches to make the ‘leaf’ portion of the tree.


DD Pumpkin 004

This was made with the Oval Accents Clear Die and Apothecary Accents Framelits

July Blog Hop 007

This was the stocking die modified to look like a boot



Dec Crew SB-001This was done in MDS but also no problem in doing regular scrapbook pages.









Mary Brown #22577