Monday, October 18, 2021

Pumpkin Spice and Everything Nice

Today I'm playing at Shopping Our Stash Weekly Challenge. This time they're looking for Pumpkin Spice and Everything Nice! As the cold starts creeping in it's time to start thinking about a cuppa something to keep you warm.

If you get lucky you might get a few weeks of sunny warm days before the sun sets in and you can eat outside! I'm in Northwest Indiana and lots of our restaurants are understaffed so indoor eating options are not available.. .many dining rooms are closed. But when the option is available YES! I will sit outside.
I inked my background with distress ink in orange and yellow and created little private seating areas for the Coffee Shoop Hamsters.

If you look close you'll see that lots of the elements are adhered flat to the surface, but a few are raised to add dimension. Just as an example.. the table and chair are flat to the base while the hamster and his donut are raised.

You can get a better look at the dimension here.
So what's better than meeting up with friends for a cuppa your favorite and a little conversation? Not much! It's the little things that I appreciate the most! Enjoy your day!




Finished Size 4.25 x 5.5"
Stamps | Waffle Flower Coffee Shop Hamsters, Coffee Shop Talk
Dies | Waffle Flower Coffee Shop Hamsters
Enamel Dots | Waffle Flower Botanical

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SCB = Scrapbook.com
SSS = Simon Says Stamp

Coffee Shop Hamsters
Coffee Shop Hamsters
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Coffee Shop Talk
Coffee Shop Talk
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Botanical
Botanical
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WFL | SCB | SSS

Sunday, October 17, 2021

My Creative Scrapbook October Kit



Are you looking for a nice way to treat yourself? How about trying a subscription to the My Creative Scrapbook Main Kit of the Month? They select the pattern paper and lots of coordinating supplies and deliver it straight to your front door so all you have to focus on is MAKING! Every month they have several kits to choose from.. their Main Kit, LE - Limited Edition, Creative Kit and Album Kit - so you can choose what's right for you!


Here's a peek at the October Kit! It's got pretty papers from Jen Hadfield Peaceful Heart Collection, die cut printed images, foam stickers, chipboard and lots more!! Take a gander at those gold Thickers!!! This collection makes me think of finding my inner strength, taking count of my blessings and enjoying all the little things that make life worth living.
This collection comes with 12" papers. I usually cut them into 6" squares to make my own little pad! The kit includes an entire sheet of tags that are perfect for making focal points on my cards.
I love the beautiful butterflies and gold Thickers in the collection that are total eye candy. I mean who doesn't love a little bling right?
The kit includes everything you see on the cards EXCEPT the card bases, adhesives, solid cardstock matts and gold washi tape that I used to accent the designs.
The kit includes lots of sentiments perfect for cardmaking. I had lots of fun arranging the different elements and papers into eye catching arrangements.
And if you didn't know that I'm a twitcher.. a bird watcher then this card should make it clear. I couldn't resist adding this heron to one of my designs.
I love that the kit is completely coordinated.. every element is hand selected and meant to work together so your designs are effortless.
One of the best perks of this club kit is the ideas you'll get for making with your kit. My Creative Scrapbook has a complete design team with varied styles to inspire you. If you're looking for ideas after you receive the kit.. there's an entire gallery of project ideas on the My Creative Scrapbook website so you'll always be inspired! I made EIGHT cards with this kit and you'll find the projects posted in their gallery!

I invite you to join one of their monthly scrapbook kit clubs and experience the possibilities our coordinated kits offer. With plenty of innovative materials and ideas to jump start your imagination, preserving your memories and making cards will be effortless and enjoyable.




All cards finished size 4.25 x 5.5"
MCS-Jeanne Jachna-October 2021 Main Kit
Jen Hadfield Peaceful Heart

Saturday, October 16, 2021

Howdy!

Well howdy friend! I hope you're having a great day! Today I'm playing along at The Cutie Pie Challenge Blog where they're looking for projects that are "Down on the Farm". I thought this sweet horse might be just right.
I started with the Fallish Borders from the Ink Blot Shop. stamped the image on white card stock and then colored the flowers and sun with Copic markers. I created a mask for the sun and then added distress ink softly along the edges of the design, getting as close to the flowers as I could.
I held my hand over the center of the design when I added a splatter of water and some watered down ink so that no splatters would hit the flowers.
Finally I cut the horse by hand and adhered it with adhesive foam tape for a little dimension. I want to call it a her because of those long eyelashes!
Gotta love those sunflowers in the fall.. they're one of the last ones to stay around here in the Midwest and even after they bloom I love to see the birds hanging upside down picking out the seeds. Enjoy the little things and have a great day!




Finished Size 4.25 x 5.5"
Ink Blot Shop | Farm Friends, Fallish Borders, Landscape Borders

IBS = Ink Blot Shop
SSS = Simon Says Stamp
Fallish Borders
Fallish Borders
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IBS | SSS
Farm Friends
Farm Friends
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IBS | SSS

Friday, October 15, 2021

Poppystamps Weekend Instahop!

If you love die cuts you wont want to miss this one! We’re so excited about our holiday release at Poppystamps! Join us all weekend to celebrate by following along on our Instahop! Hop along to each participating member’s account, follow each person, and prepare to be inspired! Make sure to leave a comment letting us know that you stopped by and to be entered into the @poppystamps GIVEAWAY! (Comments close on Monday, October 18 at 11:59 pm MDT. One comment per team member’s post, please.)

We will be giving away TWELVE amazing prizes from our Holiday Release – One prize on each stop of the hop! The TWELVE winners will be announced on the Poppystamps Instagram account on Tuesday, November 19, 2021. (Note: Giveaway is not sponsored, endorsed, administered by, or associated with Instagram.)
My card - and Instagram giveaway - feature the new Poinsettia Background. I started by making a color block background from strips of green cardstock. Next I die cut the panel with the Poinsettia background.  I inserted a white detail die cut inside the color block panel and then adhered it to a sheet of clear plastic.
I adhered some solid pink and red cardstock on the card base and then foam tape to create the shaker. Finally I added some sequins and added the top of the card.
  
A simple Small Freestyle Merry Christmas sentiment is adhered over the center poinsettia. To help it stand out a bit I double cut it - once from gold foil and once from white cardstock. I adhered them together so that the gold would slightly peek from behind the white layer.
Here's the complete Instagram hop list - to enter just follow each person on the hop and leave a comment. You have this whole weekend and Monday to leave comments and I'd sure love to see you win!

@poppystamps
@tinypaperblossom
@michele.k.henderson
@stampallthethings
@suemcrae23
@kimsingdahlsen
@pattytanuz
@paper_crafting_elegance
@marybethstimeforpaper
@ink.therapy.designs
@nancypenir

Happy hopping and have a great weekend!




Finished Size 4.25 x 5.5"
Die Cuts | Poppystamps Small Freestyle Merry Christmas, Poinsettia Background

Poppy = Poppystamps
SSS = Simon Says Stamp


Small Freestyle Merry Christmas
Small Freestyle Merry Christmas

POPPY | SSS
Poinsettia Background
Poinsettia Background

POPPY | SSS

Waffle Flower October Release Blog Hop


Welcome to Waffle Flower’s October 2021 Release Day! I’m happy to be hopping with the folks from Waffle Flower to show you all the fun new stuff awaiting you on the Waffle Flower website! This month, we’re bringing you fun shaker card supplies along with new additions to our oversized word series!
Be sure to check out each stop in today’s blog hop for fun, inspiration, and chances to win some of these new release goodies! If you're hopping along you should have reached me from  
Nichol Spohr 's blog. If you'd like to start at the beginning and get all the details you'll find them here at the Waffle Flower Blog!
Waffle Flower keeps adding new and innovative products to their collection and this month is no exception. This month you'll find lots of shaker supplies including fabulous dies with coordinating plastic domes for quick and easy shakers.
The products are gorgeous even without using the shaker elements. The new Butterfly Circle Die and Oversized Hey Hi and Hello make great shakers but they're fantastic "as is" too.
I love the new fun Cheerleaders - and YES that Sunburst Panel die is new too! I added a little distress to the background and inked the girls in school colors for a super fun card.
The new Twine and Bows die gives you lots of options .. I used mine to accent stripes of color block cardstock. There are different bows in the set so you can choose your favorite. Won't they look cute as ornament strings and for little packages?
I created a snowy scene inside this ornament using the Snow Globe Shaker die. I used little seed beads as snow. Again the plastic globe fits the circle in the set perfectly. Waffle Flower also has adhesive foam tape in thin strips to make your shakers easy.
The solar system die is super cute too. You can make a sun or a moon with the die cut and again, the shaker dome fits perfectly inside.

I'm the last stop on this hop but before you go please leave a comment!!!

Giveaways:
For today’s hop, Waffle Flower is giving away $25 gift certificate to THREE lucky winners. You can leave a comment on this blog and along the hop by 11:59pm EDT on Monday October 18th, 2021 for your chances to win. Winners will be chosen at random from the comments left on any of the posts in this blog hop and will be announced on the Waffle Flower Blog on Friday 10/20/2021.

There are more giveaways to enter on Instagram including 1 winner to receive the entire release! Follow us at @waffleflowercrafts so you don’t miss out!

Specials:
From now till Monday October 18th, 2021, all orders placed at waffleflower.com will receive a sample piece of the A2 Infinity Shaker Cover (No code required!).

For those of you who are new to Waffle Flower, they have a Last Chance section on their website that lists many goodies for 25% off until they are gone! This would be a great place to start your collection!

Here's a complete list of all the designers with projects to share today!

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Amaryllis
Amaryllis
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Cheer Up
Cheer Up
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Cheerleaders
Cheerleaders
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Oversized Happy
Oversized Happy
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Butterfly Circle
Butterfly Circle
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Oversized Hey Hi Hello
Oversized Hey Hi Hello
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Save The Date Heart
Save The Date Heart
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Shaker Circle Christmas Add On
Shaker Circle Christmas Add On
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Shaker Circle
Shaker Circle
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Shaker Heart
Shaker Heart
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Shaker Star
Shaker Star
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Slim Shaker Circle
Slim Shaker Circle
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Solar System
Solar System
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Solar System Sentiments
Solar System Sentiments
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Star Wish Panel
Star Wish Panel
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Starburst Panel
Starburst Panel
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Twine and Bows
Twine and Bows
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A2 Infinity Shaker
A2 Infinity Shaker
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Puffy Circle Shaker
Puffy Circle Shaker
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Puffy Heart Shaker
Puffy Heart Shaker
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Puffy Star Shaker
Puffy Star Shaker
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Slim Circles
Slim Circles
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Foam Strips 1/8
Foam Strips 1/8"
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Foam Strips 1/16
Foam Strips 1/16"
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WFL
Adhesive Sheets
Adhesive Sheets
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WFL
Acrylic Brush Stand
Acrylic Brush Stand
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Stencil Mat
Stencil Mat
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