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Monday, September 18, 2017

"Make-It Monday" - Pick a Pumpkin Thanksgiving Card

Good Morning...good morning...good morning! It's a BEAUTIFUL morning and I'm so grateful for the cooler weather! I LOVE FALL...have I mentioned that? It's my FAVORITE season!!  

This weekend was a BUSY weekend! I went to Sacramento on Saturday to celebrate my son Trevor and son-in-law Andy's becoming Journeymen Power Linemen! It's been five years of hard work physically and mentally! I'm so proud of them both! My son from Phoenix flew in to surprise both of them too...it was so great to see him.  We celebrated at a trendy restaurant in old town...great food, fun atmosphere...fantastic night!  We had to drive home that night because my husband was on call Sunday and another son, Seth was moving to Trinidad.  Got home about midnight, slept til 6:00am then on the road again! He's a fabricator for the Blue Lake Mill which they are rebuilding (kind of) and getting it ready to re-open in a year or two. He's a very talented welder...if I could only get him to work on my yard art projects!  I rode over to Trinidad with him...he bought a 34' trailer because he couldn't find a house to rent in the area that would accept two ADORABLE English Bulldogs (which I totally understand). We got him settled in a really BEAUTIFUL park then came home to celebrate Adam's 15th birthday with Captain Crunch Chicken, Sweet Potato Fries, Salad and homemade honey mustard! It was a CRAZY BUSY weekend, but I had a BLAST seeing and spending time with my family!!

Today I have another "Make-It Monday" to share with you! It's a FALL card so be INSPIRED and find time to CREATE!!

"Make-It Monday": Pick a Pumpkin Thanksgiving card created with NEW holiday catalog Stampin' Up! products
All images © 1990-2017 Stampin’ Up!® 

Stamp set found on page 51 of the new 2017 Stampin' Up! holiday catalog

A Thanksgiving card?? Yup, giving you oodles of time to make the stack of them you may need. :-)

  • Stamp Sets - Pick A Pumpkin Bundle (wood 146024, clear 146025); Teeny Tiny Wishes (wood 128748. clear 127802)
  • Card Stock – Crumb Cake (120953), Whisper White (100730)
  • Stamp Pads – Crumb Cake (126975), VersaMark (102283)
  • Misc. – Big Shot (143263), Copper Foil Sheets (142020); Year of Cheer Specialty Washi Tape (144644), Embossing Buddy (103083); Copper Stampin’ Emboss Powder (141636); Heat Tool (129053); 5/8” Burlap Ribbon (141487); Mini Glue Dots (103683); Mini Dimensionals (144108)

  • Whisper White (base): 5 ½” x 8 ½”, folded in half
  • Whisper White (banner): 1 3/8” x 2 ¼”
  • Crumb Cake (strip): 1” x 5 ½”
  • Crumb Cake: 4” x 5”
  • Copper Foil: 3” x 3”
  • Burlap Ribbon: 16”


  1. Layer three different sizes and patterns of the Year of Cheer Specialty Washi Tape approximately 2” from the bottom of the card as shown.
  2. Stamp the fern image using Crumb Cake ink on the Crumb Cake cardstock strip, lining up one image above the next as shown. Adhere the cardstock to the far right side of the Whisper White cardstock base.
  3. Pat the Embossing Buddy on the Whisper White banner cardstock.  Stamp “Happy Thanksgiving” from the Teeny Tiny Wishes stamp set using Versamark ink. Sprinkle the greeting with the Copper Stampin’ Emboss Powder and heat set using the Heat Tool.  Cut a banner tip on the left side of the cardstock.  Adhere below the last layer of Washi Tape as shown.
  4. Die cut the filigree pumpkin from the Copper Foil using the Thinlits that are part of this bundle. 
  5. Stamp various ferns and springs using Crumb Cake ink on the Crumb Cake 4” x 5” piece of cardstock. Die cut the images using the coordinating Thinlits.
  6. Adhere the ferns and springs in an overlapping cluster to the right edge of the Washi Tape using a combination of Glue Dots and Mini Dimensionals.
  7. Intertwine the copper pumpkin between some of the ferns and springs.  Tuck a few Glue Dots in areas behind the pumpkin that will not be visible from the front to secure it in place.  You only need a few. 
  8. Pull out three strands from the Burlap Ribbon.  Holding two strands together, wrap them around three fingers.  Gently slide them off, pinching in the center.  Wrap the third strand around the center of the loops several times then tie in a knot to secure.  Adhere to the base of the pumpkin using a Glue Dot.
SUPER FUN Pick a Pumpkin Clear Mount Bundle!!
Don't forget it's DOUBLE DARLA DAISIES for the month of September! For EVERY order of $50.00 (before tax and shipping) you'll get TWO Darla Daisies.  Earn 10 daisies and you'll receive $40.00 of your choice of SU products! Remember you must order Online through my store, through a workshop or through me by emailing or texting me your order!  If your order is less than $150.00 use HOSTESS CODE E9KY2HYG

I hope you had a WONDERFUL WEEKEND and that you found some time to create! Thanks so much for stopping by today!  ENJOY your Monday...EVERY MINUTE of it!!

~Today's Thought~

Sunday, September 17, 2017

Got Coffee?

Hey there...I know it's Sunday, but I just had to share some really CUTE projects from the Stampin' Up Blog!  ENJOY!!!

Could these cards be any cuter?  Click here for materials and instructions!!!

Thanks so much for stopping by today! I hope you had a WONDERFUL WEEKEND!  

~Today's Thought~

Saturday, September 16, 2017

Faux Metal Embossing Technique by Stampin' Up!

Hi everyone! Saw this VERY COOL technique on stampinup.com and I just had to share it!  Be looking for projects using this technique in the VERY NEAR FUTURE!!!  I hope you like it and will give it a try!!

Thanks for stopping by today...and and a WONDERFUL WEEKEND!!

~Today's Thought~

Friday, September 15, 2017

Painted Harvest, Petal Burst and Layered Leaves

Good Morning!  OH GOLLY...FALL is in the air and I am so excited...albeit COLD...it's only 41 degrees this morning! I LOVE this time of year!!

I want to take a moment to thank those of you who have placed orders this month and are getting DOUBLE your Darla Daisies! I SO APPRECIATE that you are helping me make my goal!  

This month with my SU Team Facebook group our fearless leader gave us a FUN challenge! We're playing Tic Tac Toe and today I want to share one of the cards I created for that challenge!

One of the challenges was to use an embossing folder...so I used TWO!

My card base is Whisper White, with a 4 1/8" X 5 3/8" piece of Basic Black cardstock. Next I embossed a 4" X 5 1/4" piece of Old Olive cardstock using the Petal Burst Textured Impressions Embossing Folder. The square is created using a 3 1/8" X 3 1/8" piece of Basic Black cardstock with a 3" X 3" piece of embossed Whisper White cardstock.  It is embossed with the Layered Leaves Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder.  

I used the Painted Harvest stamp set to stamp a sunflower in the corner of a 1" X 1" piece of Whisper White cardstock. I stamped with Crushed Curry, Daffodil Delight and Early Espresso inks.  I used my Stampin' Write Early Espresso marker to add dots to the center of the sunflower. My stamped image is matted onto a 1 1/8" X 1 1/8" piece of Basic Black cardstock.  I attached both squares to the card using dimensionals.  Before I added the stamped image, I adhered some Linen Thread and Basic Black Bakers Twine to the back. I really love how it turned out! I giggled, blushed and smiled when one of my teammates said it should be in a gallery! My group is SO ENCOURAGING!

Here's a look at the Tic Tac Toe game we are playing!  It's been kind of a FUN place to start for ideas!

Hey...have a FABULOUS weekend! I'll be celebrating Adam's 15th birthday and my oldest son and son-in-law becoming Journeyman Power Linemen! Lots of festivities...but definitely time for creating too!  

As always...THANKS BUNCHES for stopping by! I love sharing what I do...with you!

~Today's Thought~

Thursday, September 14, 2017

Painted Harvest

Good Morning! Oh my...we're having a reprieve from the heat! It's only suppose to be 80 degrees today...WONDERFUL!!! It's a crisp 51 degrees as I type this and I LOVE IT!!! I'm heading down the mountain this morning with a girlfriend...just for fun...NOT to grocery shop! We're leaving right after I drop Adam and Kate off at school! I can't wait to chat and visit!!

Before I head out, I'd like to share a FALL card I created!

I made this card using the Painted Harvest stamp set from the Holiday Catalog. My card base is Basic Black with a 4 1/8" X 5 3/8" Whisper White mat. Next I used a 4" X 5 1/4" piece of Glossy White cardstock to stamp on!! I stamped in Lemon Lime Twist, Old Olive, Cajun Craze and Garden Green. I stamped and let it dry....then stamped and spritzed with water...then stamped again. I think it looks like a watercolor painting. I used Burlap Ribbon, Copper Trim and Linen Thread as accents. I also used the tag from the Wood Crate framelits cutting one in Crumb Cake and one in Vellum. 

I stamped the sentiment with the Ready to Pop stamp set and added a wooden heart from the Hearts and Stars Elements! Totally looks like FALL to me...and it feels like a FALL morning today...I LOVE FALL!!!

That's it for today! I'll be back tomorrow with another Painted Harvest creation...I hope you'll join me!

Thanks BUNCHES for stopping by and allowing me to share what I love to do... with you!!

~Today's Thought~

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Sunflower fun with Eastern Medallions and Eclectic Layers Thinlits

Good morning everyone! Man...I'm having a hard time waking up this morning...I simply did not get enough sleep last night! I even skipped spin class! My hubby is heading back to work today...back into the fire area...I'm confident he will be okay!  I'm heading into work this morning too!  I'm subbing for my friend. She lost her home in our fire, but they have found a place to stay and she's getting new furniture delivered today!  I'm SUPER happy for her...it's good to have a little joy in the midst of this tragedy...even a new dinner table! We were talking yesterday and we really do take small things (link a dinner table) for granted! We have so much to be thankful for!

Before I leave, I'd like to share a card I made the other day! I'm thinking of using it for my upcoming workshop. I hope you like it!

My card base is Whisper White with a 4 1/8" X 5 3/8" piece of Basic Black cardstock matted on top. Next I added a piece of 4" X 5 1/4" piece ofr Color Theory Designer paper.  I used my Eclectic Layers thinlits to cut the design in a piece of Whisper White cardstock.  I created the sunflower using the Eastern Medallions thinlits by cutting two flowers, inking the edges with Early Espresso ink and layering them together. The center is cut with my 2" circle punch and embossed with the Sweetheart Textured embossing folder. The leaves were also cut with the Eclectic Layers thinlits and I added Touches of Nature wooden element, finishing it of with some Linen Thread!

I'm so happy to be creating again! Thanks so much for stopping by today and following my blog! Have a FANTASTIC day! Find just one thing that brings JOY to your day!

~Today's Thought~

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Tuesday's Tip - Envelope Punch Board Gift Box

Good Tuesday Morning to you all!  Yesterday morning was really cool and EMOTIONAL!!!  Folks were lined up on both sides of the highway (which is our MAIN street) waving signs thanking the firefighters and waving American flags!  It was shift change for the firefighters and they were honking their horns, flashing their lights as they drove through town. The Lions Club lined the road with American flags...I couldn't help but cry! It was awesome!

Well it's time for Tuesday's Tip and I have a really fun project to share with you today! I hope you ENJOY the video and find time to create your own version!!

Here's a photo of the finished project!  I used Spooky Night designer paper...one side is Halloween and the other is Fall.

This would be a FUN project for Halloween treats, Thanksgiving treats, Christmas treats and even Valentine's (if you're thinking that far ahead)!! SUPER EASY and you can make four little boxes with one sheet of designer paper!

I hope you have a FABULOUS day! Thanks BUNCHES for joining me for "Tuesday's Tip".  If you try this, be sure to add a photo at the bottom of the blog! It will be FUN to see what you all come up with!

One last thing I want to share with you!  Yesterday I sent out an email to everyone on my list telling them about my Darla Daisy Loyalty Program! Details and a tracking form can be found at the top of my blog by clicking on Darla Daisies Loyalty Program and Tracking Form!

FOR THE MONTH OF SEPTEMBER I AM DOUBLING YOUR DAISIES! THAT'S RIGHT...for every $50.00 you spend before tax and shipping you will get TWO DAISIES and when you have TEN DAISIES you earn your choice of $40.00 worth of Stampin' UP! product!!

If you order online and your order is less than $150.00 use this Hostess Code E9KY2HYG and it will benefit this months hostess!

If your order is $150.00 or more...you are the hostess and will get all of the hostess credit...DON'T use the hostess code!!

If your order reaches $300.00....you'll receive this stamp set FREE from SU!!!

That's it for today!  I have lots of new creations to share with you so be sure to stop by again tomorrow!

~Today's Thought~