Thankful Blog Hop

Turkey Day is nearly upon us and it is only appropriate that this month our Blog Hop features projects that reflect Thanks, Thankful, or Thanksgiving. If you’ve arrived from Di’s Blog, welcome! We have a few stops on our hop, and I hope you enjoy each project.

I’ve had the Painted Harvest stamp set for a couple months now, and I’m still asking myself why I haven’t played with it before now! The color combinations, some close to nature, and some with artistic license, are endless. This is a fun one, folks! And because it’s designed to give a water colored look, there really is no right or wrong way to line it up – so easy!!

Usually when I’m designing a card, I have a general idea of where I’m going with it. Not the case today. I grabbed a sheet of Very Vanilla cardstock and just started stamping different color combinations until I landed on this one. The bottom flower layer is stamped in Crushed Curry, the smaller petals were stamped in Pumpkin Pie (appropriate for a Thanksgiving card, eh?) The center is Crumb Cake. This flower panel was mounted on Gold foil paper and accented with a Linen Thread bow. The greeting was stamped in Crumb Cake on Crushed Curry cardstock and also layered on Gold Foil. A card base of Crushed Curry, Gold Foil and Old Olive cardstock that was embossed with the Layered Leaves 3D embossing folder.

Thanks for stopping by today, now off you go to see what Nita has to show you!

The stops on today’s hop are:

Barb  (you are here)


Thanksgiving Blog Hop


Time for another Di’s Country INKers Blog Hop!  This month we showcasing our Thanksgiving and Fall projects.  I’m always a fan of Mary’s work, and this month’s project is no exception!

Here’s one of the cards I will be sending to family and friends this month.  It uses products from the Paisleys & Posies suite.  This one begins with a Night of Navy card base that is layered with a 5 3/8 x 4″ panel cut from the Navy/Copper-Foiled DSP sheet from the Petals & Paisleys Specialty DSP beelinestamping-com-11-1-16pack.  The Layering Ovals Framelits were used to create the focal point.  The largest oval was cut from the Copper-Foiled Dots DSP sheet (also Petals & Paisleys), the scalloped oval was cut from Copper Foil Sheets, and the top layer was stamped with a greeting from the Paisleys & Posies set and embossed with Copper Embossing Powder.  The lower edge was finished with a strip of Copper Foil Sheet.  Simple, elegant and quick!

One more thing I wanted to fill you in on – there’s a new Promo for the month of November and it’s a good one!!  SU is giving us a sneak peek at something that will be coming out in next year’s catalog – Stitched Framelits!!  I can’t tell you how long I’ve wished for these, and I’m thrilled that we will be able to get our hands on them early!  If that wasn’t enough, there’s a whole list of stamp sets that will be on sale for the month of November too!  Details can be found here.  Once you’ve made your selections, place your order in my online store.  Kind of like an early Christmas present, eh?  Both offers will only be around this month – so don’t wait to get yours!!

Ok, now off you go to see what Kathya has in store for you!  As always, thanks so much for stopping by…



If you get lost along the way, the stops on this month’s hop are:

Barb    (You are here)











Creative Circle Blog Hop and Giveaway

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Welcome to the November edition of the Creative Circle Blog Hop!  You may have arrived from seeing Fran’s lovely ensemble or you may be just joining us – either way, we have some great stuff to show you! 11-5-15This month we are working with Liz’ Simple Box pattern, and I chose a Fall/Thanksgiving theme for my project.  I’m really finding it difficult to put the Lighthearted Leaves stamp set down, and it pairs so well with the Into the Woods Designer Series Paper!  The first card in my set picks up the Rich Razzleberry and Mossy Meadow colors in the DSP.  The leaf was stamped in Mossy Meadow on Whisper White, die cut with the Leaflets Framelits and then Mossy Meadow ink was sponged overall.  The “Thankful” sentiment  from Six Sayings Hostess Set was stamped in Rich Razzleberry ink onto Whisper White, then the corners were punched with the Curvy Corner Trio Punch – love it!  The second card echoes the cover of my box and uses the lovely floral pattern from the Into the Woods DSP as it’s focal point.  My third card went a bit rogue – I wondered if I could heat emboss the gold foil paper – turns out you can, but it’s a little tricky.  It takes a steady hand to stamp onto the foil.  The surface is so smooth and shiny that the inked stamp wants to slide around a bit, but I think the result is worth the extra effort.  Black embossing over the Gold Foil is simply elegant! 11-5-15aThe box to hold all these cards in is super simple to cut and assemble.  It’s not your ordinary box, however – the front half of the box lid flips open so you can access your cards without having to remove the lid.  Would you like to make one (or several) of your own?  Liz is offering this pattern as a freebie!  All you need to do is head over here

and download it!  How cool is that?

I do hope you have time to hop along with us – Liz is next on our hop, and I’m sure her set is wonderful, as always!!  Thanks for stopping by today.  With the Holiday season nearing, please remember to take some time out for yourself and create – it’s a wonderful stress reliever!


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Just in case you get off track, here is the order of our hop this month:



Barb     (you are here)




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