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November 8″x10″ Art

I’m sharing another non-stamping project.  I HAVE been stamping…I will try to share some projects this week with you but for now, here is something you may print for your home.

After I’ve saved it and want to print it, I right-click on it and “open with…” microsoft office picture manager then I print it as an 8×10.  I know there are lots of different ways to print and things to print on so you will have to figure all that out.  My printer has a “best photo” setting and paper setting of “glossy photo paper”.  Whatever you do for photos….

Hope you enjoy!

November Subway

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Pumpkin/Pumpkin Pie Challenge

It’s been several weeks since I posted and I appreciate those of you who have expressed concern.  To make a very long story short, my daughter had her 3rd child recently and I went to help out.  About 15 hours after birth the doctors found that the baby had a heart problem and he needed surgery.  I was there with her and her family in NW Idaho to help how I could and had to extend my stay longer than anticipated.  He is doing fine now and will hopefully go home next week.  It’s been a long stressful process and we have learned a lot!  Not the kind of helping that I expected to be doing but we are grateful he is on the road to recovery. Now for today’s challenge hosted by ME!  Who doesn’t look forward to pumpkin pie at Thanksgiving?!  Well Thanksgiving is soon approaching and with the anticipation of pumpkin pie, the challenge this week is to create a project using pumpkins or the color pumpkin pie as the focal point or main color of your project! This image was really really hard to get the colors right for some reason and they still aren’t correct!!  The ribbon and lg pumpkin are made from SU’s pumpkin pie DSP and 1/4″ grosgrain ribbon.  They REALLY ARE the same color although not in this photo.  I worked a long time trying to get the colors right and finally gave up.  You’ll have to take my word for it!

Here’s What I Used:
Stamps:  Holidays & Wishes
Paper:  Pumpkin Pie & DSP, Very Vanilla, Chocolate Chip & DSP, More Mustard DSP, Haiku DSP,
Ink:  Chocolate Chip, (Pumpkin Pie, More Mustard sponged around ovals)
Accessories:  Mat Pack/Paper Piercer, Lg oval punch, Sm oval punch, Corner Rounder punch, Pumpkin Pie 1/4″ grosgrain, Scallop die, Spellbinder label, misc buttons,

Head over to see what the OCC Design Team has created. Everyone is welcome to play along, if you upload to SCS use the keyword OCCC. If you would like to be considered for the ‘Top Talent’ award you must have your card/project submitted on the OCC blog post by Tuesday midnight on Tuesday Nov 18th.  Good Luck! I can’t wait to see what you create this week!


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Thanksgiving Wishes

I haven’t made very many fall cards this year and I’m feeling I’ve about lost the opportunity.    For some reason I went straight to Christmas.  I think it was because I held my Christmas Card Stamp-a-Stack so early this year.  So anyway… here’s a Thanksgiving card.

Here’s What I Used:
Stamps: Seasonal Sentiments
Paper: Soft Suede, Pumpkin Pie, More Mustard, Very Vanilla, Crumb Cake, Garden Green,
Ink: Stazon Timber Brown,
Accessories: Soft Suede grosgrain ribbon (retired), Small oval punch, Square Lattice Embossing Folder, Corner Rounder punch,  Crop-a-dile,  MS punch, sizzix small leaf die,


I wish you all a wonderful Thanksgiving!  I hope it’s filled with joy!  Thanks for stopping by!


Razzleberry, Pumpkin, Celery, Espresso

Hey! Thanks for stopping by today! It’s time for another Our Creative Corner Challenge and Diane Gilbert has planned a color challenge for us today! Join us by making a project with the colors: Rich Razzleberry, Pumpkin Pie, Certainly Celery, and Early Espresso (or similar colors). Then post it to your blog or gallery. Then leave a comment linking to your project so we can check it out. If you upload to SCS, remember to use keyword: OCCC There is no time limit on our challenges. Feel free to participate whenever you are able.

Here’s mine:

Here’s What I Used:
Stamps: Fast & Fabulous,  Year-Round Puns (PTI),
Paper: Early Espresso, Pear Pizzazz, Pumpkin Pie, Whisper White,
Ink: Stazon Jet Black, Rich Razzleberry, Pumpkin Pie, Pear Pizzazz, Early Espresso,
Accessories: Buttons Sizzlit, Perfect Details Texturz Plate, 5/8″ Old Olive grosgrain ribbon, CM Oval Cutters, Aqua Painter,

Be sure to check out the rest of the OCC design team creations!

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Thoroughly Thankful

Hi All!  Hope you’re having a wonderful October day.  It’s cool and rainy here today.  Thank goodness!  I’m sick of 90 degree weather!

I was trying to make a card yesterday that would be easy for 17-yr old girls to make and after I put this together I of course decided this wasn’t the one!  I’ll share it anyway!  I used a retired set on this and have several new sets sitting here that I need to ink up!

Here’s What I Used:
Stamps: Thoroughly Thankful, Curly Cute
Paper: Mellow Moss, Always Artichoke, Really Rust, Ruby Red, Summer Sun, Soft Suede, Festive Finery DSP (retired)
Ink: Jet Black Stazon
Accessories: Misc Button, hemp, Narrow organdy ribbon, Spellbinder Label die & texture plate, dew drop,

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Convention Display Sample #18

Are you having a good week?  I hope so!  I’m hanging out with my daughter and granddaughters still so hope you are liking the display samples I’m still sharing with you.

Here’s What I Used:
Stamps: Paisley Prints, Paisley Party, Fabulous Phrases,
Paper: Chocolate Chip, Very Vanilla, Cajun Craze,
Ink: Versamark, Chocolate Chip,
Accessories: Cajun Craze, Old Olive, Chocolate Chip markers; Mat Pack/Paper Piercer, Word Window punch, Modern Label punch, 5/8″ Chocolate Chip grosgrain ribbon, 1/4″ circle punch, metal brads, Scallop Trim corner and border punches, Dimensionals,

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OCC Challenge 11-07-09

It’s time for Our Creative Corner Challenge!  This week’s challenge is an inspiration challenge.  To find the photo for the inspiration, click here!  It’s a wonderful, fun, fall scene.  My first thought was “snowmen”!  Then I came to my senses and thought more on the fall season!  I do love making fall cards!  Here it is!

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Here’s what I used:
Stamps: Holidays & Wishes
Paper: Really Rust DSP, More Mustard DSP, Chocolate Chip DSP, Naturals Ivory (hardly ever use that!), Chocolate Chip, Really Rust, More Mustard,
Ink: Really Rust, More Mustard, Chocolate Chip, (sponge edges of pumpkins and layers)
Accessories: Neutrals button, Mat Pack/Paper Piercer, Small Oval punch, Large Oval punch, Chocolate Chip grosgrain ribbon, sponge, skewer,

Be sure and check out the rest of the OCC design team creations! We invite you to take the challenge and play along. There is no time limit on our challenges. Feel free to participate whenever you are able. To play along, upload your creation to your blog or gallery, then leave a comment linking to your project so we can check it out. If you upload to SCS, remember to use keyword: OCCC

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