Tuesday, September 27, 2016


When I was a kid I loved bugs.  I caught bugs.  I kept bugs.  I experimented with bugs.  I played with bugs.  If it was a bug, I was after it.  Our little dog, Ginger, spent so much time with me bug hunting that she learned how to ferret out grasshoppers for me.  In the fall, my Mom would have to make me come in at night because I was busy catching lightening bugs or fireflies as many people call them.  I hated setting them free....but free they must be.

I had a large collection of jars, but never a Mason jar since they were holding food my Mom "put away" in the cellar.  No, I was reduced to old pickle jars with nail holes punched in their lids.  So, this is my card which brings back all the memories of those evenings chasing my friends around the yard with my best friend, Ginger.

Stamp Sets:  Jar of Love, Sunburst Sayings, Kinda Eclectic

I heat embossed the lid with silver embossing powder and cut it out with the Everyday Jar Framelits.

The wings of the fireflies are colored with Soft Sky and Basic Gray using my Aqua Painters.

Inside Sentiment.

Colors:  Night of Navy, Daffodil Delight, Whisper White, Basic Gray, Soft Sky, Black Archival Ink

Friday, September 23, 2016

September Paper Pumpkin

Here is a quick peak video at this month's Paper Pumpkin....

Great kit for Halloween, Thanksgiving or Fall....perfect table favors or little gifts.

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Thursday, September 22, 2016

Christmas Pines

Nothing says Pennsylvania like nice tall pine trees with a covering of glistening white snow on them.  That must be why I am having so much fun making cards with the new Christmas Pines bundle.  It reminds me so much of our home and all that we love about living here.

Stamp Sets:  Christmas Pines, Good Greetings (retired)

The new Cable Knit Dynamic Textured Embossing Folder gives so much texture it is almost that deep embossing.

Colors:  Whisper White, Tip Top Taupe, Gold Foil Sheets

Don't you love the detail in the pine cones?  

Inside Sentiment.  I stamped off the pines on the inside to give it a lighter look so it wouldn't compete with the greeting.

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Paper-Piercing Halloween

I've started making Halloween cards for our great-nieces and nephews, as well as our grandgirls.  I so enjoy sending them cards in the mail for special events and holidays.  These new Stampin' Up! sets with the mason jars are so much fun....the framelits go with each set....Jar of Love, Jar of Cheer and this one, Jar of Haunts.  Love that coordination!

Stamp Sets:  Jar of Haunts, Spooky Bingo Bits (retired)

I used my Aqua Painters to color my eyeballs, jar and shadow under the jar.  The web from the sentiment to the spider was done with my Stampin' Write Basic Black marker.

Colors:  Wild Wasabi, Coastal Cabana, Smoky slate, Basic Black, Whisper White, Howlstooth & Scaringbone DSP (retired)

The 3 tools I used for the paper piercing technique were:  Paper-Piercing Tool, Stampin' Pierce Mat, and the Updated Essentials Paper-Piercing Pack.

I layered 2 of the stamp sets from the retired Spooky Bingo Bits for the inside sentiment since I had stamped Happy Halloween on the front of the card.

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Paper Pumpkin

I made 12 cards with the June Paper Pumpkin Kit, Banner Surprise plus a banner.  Some of my cards are shown below.  I cut the cards provided in the kit in half and used them as the front cardstock for all of my cards.

Stamp Set:  June 2016 Paper Pumpkin Banner Surprise, Suite Sayings

Colors:  Tangerine Tango, Tip Top Taupe, Whisper White 

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