Card: Many Thanks



I am so ready for Fall!  I love the cooler weather, the pretty colors and all of the fun holidays.  This Designer Series Paper from the new Holiday catalog, Sweater Weather, just gives me that warm cozy feeling and makes me want to drink some hot cider!

To create the maple leaf, I inked it up with some Sahara Sand and then “thumped” some Tangerine Tango and Chocolate Chip onto the stamp with the Stampin’ Write markers before stamping the image onto Very Vanilla paper.  To do the thumping, first ink up the whole stamp, and, starting with the lighter color, take your marker and lightly tap or “thump” your marker onto the image.  You can then move onto your darker color.  It’s a pretty neat technique, isn’t it?!

I wanted the “Thanks” image to have a vintage or worn look, so I colored it in Chocolate Chip marker, making sure it wasn’t colored so perfectly.

I love the extra warm look the burlap ribbon gives to this card.  I frayed the edges of the ribbon by removing some of the threads from each end.  To adhere it to the card, I had to push HARD with my Snail Adhesive to get onto the ribbon, but it worked!

Last but certainly not least, I used a piece of Sweater Weather DSP to bring the colors together.

Many Thanks for stopping by!

Supplies Used:

Stamp Sets:

Magnificent Maple (w 131868)

Harvest of Thanks (w 131736, c 131739)


Crushed Curry cardstock (131199)

Very Vanilla cardstock (101650)

Sweater Weather DSP (132184)


Chocolate Chip Stampin’ Write Marker (131261)

Tangerine Tango Stampin’ Write Marker (131259)

Sahara Sand Classic Stampin’ Pad (126976)


SNAIL Adhesive (104332)

Stampin’ Trimmer (126889)

1-1/4″ Burlap Ribbon (132140)

Craft Scissors (108360)

Paper Snips (103579)


Hawaii Ink Holiday Catalog Blog Hop

blog hop

Welcome to the Hawaii Ink Holiday Catalog Blog Hop!  I love participating in this hop.  There is so much creativity here, and we have an Artisan Design Winner among us (Jennifer Timko)!  Hawaii Ink is headed by Lisa Curcio, my direct upline from Florida.

If you have come to my blog from Beverly Messerschmidt’s page, welcome!  If not, welcome to the Hawaii Ink Blog Hop!

Below is the card I created for this blog hop, using two of Stampin’ Up!’s newest Holiday stamp sets.



Come back on Monday to get some more details about how I made this card.

Please take a moment to visit the next blog on this hop, Emily Abad, at

Hawaii Ink New Catalog Blog Hop Participants:

1.    Beverly Messerschmidt –

2.    Brooke Doerfler –

3.    Emily Abad –

4.    Gina Mustain-

5.    Jennifer Timko –

6.    Jo Anne Waterhouse –

7.    Lisa Curcio –

8.    Sue Gilroy –

Thanks for Hopping by!!

Card: PPA166 – Pals Paper Arts Challenge

I have never participated in a Pals Paper Arts challenge before, but I really wanted to try it out when I saw this color combination!



I really love these colors together, so last night I got to work, and this is what I came up with.



I’m not usually a “bling” type of girl, but I thought this card was screaming for a little sparkle!  Note the Silver Sparkle dazzling details around the smaller pennant.

Supplies Used:

Stamp Set:

Hello, Lovely (w 130240, c 130243)


Strawberry Slush cardstock (131295)

Smoky Slate cardstock (131202)

Daffodil Delight paper out of the DSP Paper Stacks (130134)


Basic Gray Stampin’ Write Marker (131261)


SNAIL Adhesive (104332)

Stampin’ Trimmer (126889)

Big Shot (113439)

Perfect Pennants Bigz L (123126)

Chevron Embossing Folder (127749)

Rhinestone Basic Jewels (119246)

Silver Sparkle Dazzling Details (127845)