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Sunday, September 29, 2013



We are transitioning from Autumn to Christmas this month in Stamp Club.  You will select one of the two cascading cards, make the three Christmas cards and the quick little gift tags made from this month's Stamp of the Month - Scandinavian Wishes.

More photos can be found by clicking here and heading over to the Stamp Club page!
Stamp Club will meet on these dates - pick the one that works best for you and let me know.
 Tuesday, October 1
Thursday, October 3
Saturday, October 5
Monday, October 7


There's a new sketch challenge in town!  I thought this sketch would work well with the little "Santa's Greeting" (M1028).  I wanted to use the adhesive springs on this card - it's fun to watch the greeting bob around as you take the card out of the envelope!

I used the retired "Believe" paper for the background, and the CTMH Artiste Cricut Cartridge for all of the other cuts.

Those of you in Stamp Club will be making this card when we get together in October.

Click here to check out the other cards made with this sketch at Seize the Sketch!

Thanks for stopping by.

Wednesday, September 4, 2013


Fall is just around the corner.  Of course, here in Arizona, I don't see as many piles of leaves as I did as a child growing up in Nebraska.  So it was fun to create my own pile of leaves - and this one won't make me sneeze!

I recently hopped through a number of challenge blogs to find some that would help spark my creativity.  I found The Paper Players, and thought I would join their challenge this week with this fall-themed card.  It is a cascading card.  I had seen one a while back on Pinterest that looked like a basket of leaves, so thought I would go for that look.  Think it worked out pretty well.

This card will be a part of the projects the Stamp Club gals will make in October.  I wanted to use up a stash of 8.5 X 11 cardstock, so I re-configured the dimensions of the cascading card we had done last spring to make it work.  Always fun to put a twist on a previous project.

I love the lattice weave embossing folder from Cuttlebug.  I think it gives the "basket" a more realistic appearance.  I used the Cricut to cut all of the leaves (CTMH's Artiste and Artbooking cartridges), then ran each of them through various embossing folders and inked the edges.  The stamp sets are both new in the Autumn/Winter Idea Book from CTMH - Happy Autumn (D1550) and Perfect Fit - Thanksgiving (B1427).  The pull-out tag gives you room to add a message.

Check out all of the other Fall projects at The Paper Players.  I'm sure you'll be inspired.
Thanks for taking a look!



The sketch at Retro Sketches this week was fun!  I reached into my stash of papers - most that I purchased two to three years ago on clearance - and then grabbed one of the new single stamps from CTMH - "Tree Delights" M1032 - to complete the project.  After adding every bit of bling to the tree that I could find in the "bling" stash, I found the phrase from an old CTMH Constant Campaign stamp set.  What a perfect way to finish the card off!
I'm also submitting this card to these other challenges:
Sweet Stampin' Challenge - Spots and Stripes - I think the spots are pretty obvious, but the stripes are created by the strips of paper that I used!
Papertake Weekly Challenge - Anything Goes with an optional extra to create a Christmas card!

Head on over to these two challenge blogs or to the Retro Sketches Challenge by clicking on their names.  You'll see great projects and get lots of inspiration!

And by the way all you Stamp Club ladies, we will be making this card in class in October!
Thanks for stopping by.