Pumpkins & Hayrides with Simple Stories

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Hello my friends, and happy Friday! Today I have a fall card to share, made with Simple Stories Pumpkin Spice collection.

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Once again using one of the awesome chipboard frames to create a fun little scene using lots of die cuts from the Bits & Pieces embellishment pack.

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Love that one of the 3×4 SN@P Cards made an instant hilly backdrop for my pumpkin patch. So easy, and so simple and sweet! And I was so excited to see that this card was featured on the Scrapbook.com blog.

Thanks for stopping by! Wishing you all a wonderful weekend!

Simple Stories Pumpkin Spice Collection:
12×12 Collection Kit
12×12 Simple Basics Kit
SN@P Pack
Fundamentals Cardstock Stickers
Bits & Pieces Pack
6×12 Chipboard
Chipboard Frames

The Fall Side of B-Side with BasicGrey

Happy Wednesday Friends! Today I have a card to share made with BasicGrey’s new B-Side collection.

AudreyPettit BG BSide AbsolutelyAmazingCardIf you’ve taken a peek at B-Side, you probably noticed that it is a very bright, cheerful, and playful line filled with bold pastel colors and retro prints. At first glance, it may seem like the perfect collection for spring and summer. But take a closer look and you will see that it actually works great for fall, too.

AudreyPettit BG BSide AbsolutelyAmazingCard2Mixed in with the brighter prints of B-Side are some fabulous neutral papers in a palette of white, gray, and black that are perfect for the fall. I stuck with this neutral range for my card today, simply adding in small pops of autumnal color for an eye catching combo.

AudreyPettit BG BSide AbsolutelyAmazingCard3Kraft, with it’s natural warmth and rugged feel, is one of my favorite go-to looks for the fall, too. Just add kraft, and you can turn almost any paper into a fall design in no time.

I’ve got a second fall-inspired B-Side card up on the BasicGrey blog, if you’d like to see more. And all the supplies I’ve used today are listed and linked below. Thanks so much for stopping by! Wishing you all a very wonderful day!


BasicGrey - B-Side Collection - 12 x 12 Double Sided Paper - StellarBasicGrey - B-Side Collection - 12 x 12 Double Sided Paper - Prom DateBasicGrey - B-Side Collection - Folded Photo FramesBasicGrey - B-Side Collection - Journal StickersBasicGrey - B-Side Collection - Die Cut Cardstock PiecesBasicGrey - B-Side Collection - Resin Flower ButtonsBasicGrey - Barista Collection - Candy ButtonsBasicGrey - Juniper Berry Collection - Christmas - Mixed TagsHero Arts - BasicGrey - South Pacific Collection - Clear Acrylic Stamps - Enjoy The JourneyRanger WATERCOLOR PAPER Inkssentials Surfaces ISW39532Ranger 8.5 x 11 KRAFT CARDSTOCK Inkssentials Surfaces ISM35244

Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad BRUSHED CORDUROY Ranger TIM21421Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad ANTIQUE LINEN Ranger TIM19497Fiskars SCALLOP SENTIMENT Border Punch 02860May Arts NATURAL Twine String BurlapRanger Studio Paint ARTIST BRUSHES Brush BRU40842ZIG Wink of Stella GLITTER CLEAR Brush Tip Marker 025320Ranger MINI ROUND INK BLENDING TOOLS IBT40965

Sizzix Tutorial- Grinning Jack-o-Lantern Ornies

Since October is just a few short days away, I’ve been turning my thoughts towards my favorite annual fall event…. my Haunted Halloween House Tour. Each year I so look forward to October, and to what’s become a cherished tradition with my closest besties. I’ve been slowly spooking things up around my house, and it is looking good, my friends. Can’t wait to share the tour with all of you, and can’t wait to beat the girls and take home the Haunted Halloween House championship once again. They don’t think it’s a competition, but puhhhlease…… you and I know better than that! (Wink)

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The day of my Halloween house tour includes a luncheon, and I always like to create a little take-home Halloween party favor for the girls to remember the day. This year, I’ve made them some shabby sweet ornaments using recycled cardboard and my favorite new embossing folders and dies from Tim Holtz.

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These silly grinning pumpkin ornies are so fun, and are super quick and easy to make, even if you make them in bulk. I’ve got the full tutorial to share with you, in case you’d like to make your own. So let’s take a closer look.

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To begin, cut a 4×5 piece of black Whitewash Core’dinations cardstock, and emboss it with the new Cobwebs Texture Fades Embossing Folder. This paper is coated with a white finish, but the core is black, and creates a neat look when embossed. To emboss, open your Multipurpose Platform to tab 1, and use this embossing sandwich: Multipurpose Platform, Standard Cutting Pad, Texture Fades folder with paper inside, Standard Cutting Pad.

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Sand the raised embossed pattern with a sanding tool to expose the black core, and then ink the panels in a few spots with Pumice Stone and Hickory Smoke Distress inks using a mini Ink Blending Tool. Working in a protected area, spritz the paper with Tangelo Fireworks spray ink, and then allow the paper to dry.

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Cut apart an old shipping box and trim 4.5″ x 5.5″ panels for the base of the ornaments. Peel off the top layer of the cardboard to reveal the corrugation beneath, and then ink the edges with Hickory Smoke Distress ink. Put a small amount of adhesive on the center of the back side of the embossed cardstock, and adhere it to the cardboard. Machine stitch around the edges.

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Next, die cut the largest grinning pumpkin from watercolor paper using the new Jack-o-Lantern Bigz die.

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Dab Ripe Persimmon and Spiced Marmalade Distress inks onto your craft sheet and spritz them liberally with water. Press the front of the pumpkin die cuts into the ink mixture, and twist them slightly with your fingers, making sure all the surface gets covered in ink. Set your pumpkin aside to dry and repeat the process with all remaining pieces. I even inked the negative pieces from the jack-o-lantern face, and set them aside for another project.

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Ink the edges of the pumpkins with brown Distress ink, and color in the stem with a Gathered Twigs Distress marker. Dab the tip of a paintbrush into some Ranger Multi Medium Matte, and paint the medium onto a few areas of the pumpkins. I went around the tops, one area on the side, and a little bit around the nose and eyes. Sprinkle Distress glitter onto the Medium, and tap off the excess. Allow to dry.

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Place foam tape onto the backside of the jack-o-lanterns, and adhere them to some black Distress cardstock. Trim around the pumpkins as needed to remove any excess cardstock from the edges. Adhere pumpkins to the base of the ornament. Tuck a pair of paper leaves around the stem. I used some premade paper leaves from Petaloo for mine.

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Now die cut sentiment banners from watercolor paper using the Tattered Banners Decorative Strip die. For die cutting with Decorative Strip dies you will need the Extended Spacer Platform, followed by a Decorative Strip Cutting Pad, the die (cutting side up), paper, Decorative Strip Cutting Pad.

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Ink the banners with brown and gray Distress inks, and stamp a sentiment in black ink. Bend the banners at the ends to create some dimension, and then adhere the banners to the top of the ornaments.

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Punch holes in the top corners of the ornament, and thread with thick black twine. And that’s all there is to it!

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Thanks so much for stopping by! If you are interested in any of the products I’ve used today, they are listed and linked below.

Happy Monday everyone!

Sizzix.com Products:
Use discount code SZB2015 anytime before December 31st for 15% off regular priced purchases at Sizzix.com. (sorry Sizzix only ships within the US at this time).



Other Supplies:

Ranger WATERCOLOR PAPER Inkssentials Surfaces ISW39532Tim Holtz Core'dinations DISTRESS ColorCore 12 x 12 Cardstock GX190000Tim Holtz Idea-ology 2015 TEXTURED SURFACES TH93204Ranger Archival Ink Pad JET BLACK AIP31468Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad SPICED MARMALADE Ranger TIM21506Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad RIPE PERSIMMON Ranger Fall TIM32830Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad BRUSHED CORDUROY Ranger TIM21421Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad PUMICE STONE Ranger TIM27140Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad HICKORY SMOKE Ranger TIM43232Tim Holtz Distress Markers GATHERED TWIGS Ranger TDM38207Tim Holtz Distress Glitter RUSTY HINGE Ranger TDG39242May Arts BLACK Twine String BurlapRanger MINI ROUND INK BLENDING TOOLS IBT40965Ranger 4 Oz. MULTI MEDIUM MATTE Paint Glue INK415353M Scotch DOUBLE-SIDED FOAM TAPE PermanentRanger Inkssentials Non Stick CRAFT SHEET 15 X 18 Reusable NSC20677Ranger Inkssentials MINI MISTER Spray Bottle Tool IMMR13593Tim Holtz Idea-ology SANDING GRIP Block Tool Sand TH92482Ranger Studio Paint ARTIST BRUSHES Brush BRU40842We R Memory Keepers CROP-A-DILE Eyelet and Snap Punch 70907

Paper Sweeties Spooky Wishes stamp set

Sorry, the Core’dinations  ColorCore Cardstock Whitewash collection seems to be no longer available, but this Black Magic collection would be a good alternative.

AudOnes Fall Shop- Mimsie the Mummy & Ailbeart the Brave

Hello, hello Friends and happy Friday! Over the past couple of weeks, I’ve been hard at work behind the scenes, crafting up new AudOnes prims for my fall shop. And I am so excited, as today I get to share two new creations with you!

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This is Mimsie the Mummy. Isn’t she adorable?

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Mimsie is very raggedy and timeworn, but let’s face it… this gal is quite old, right? She has been lovingly pieced from many many torn strips of tea-stained fabric, and her arms criss-cross to hold a branch of vintage millinery flowers. She has a hand-stitched mouth made of floss and felt, a breezy cheesecloth scarf, and a crazy tower of miss-matched vintage buttons for the eyes.

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Next up is another of my silly monster dolls, Ailbeart the Brave.

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Ailbeart the brave is a one-of-a-kind monster zombie doll, decked out in true Highland dress. He is wearing traditional Scottish tartans in all their shabby glory, made from a variety of recycled and vintage fabrics and buttons. He has curly reddish hair, natural to all his kin, and hand-stitched facial features. I even found an old rusty metal bit for his nose.

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Both Mimsie and Ailbeart are available now in my shop, but only in very limited quantities. So if you see anything you like, please do hurry. Thanks so much for stopping by, and I owe you all such a huge thanks for your overwhelming encouragement and support! I couldn’t do it without all of YOU! Happy weekend my friend!

Spooky Wishes with Paper Sweeties

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Today I have the pleasure of guest designing for Paper Sweeties. Such a “sweet” collection of stamps and dies from my super sweet and talented friend, Debbie. I know many of you already know and love her work as much as I do, and I am so excited to share some projects with you Paper Sweeties fans today!

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Many of you know by now how much I adore the fall and all things Halloween, so of course I chose the adorable Halloween set, Spooky Wishes, to play with. I cannot resist that sweet little ghost with its Boo sign and pumpkin treat bag. They were a perfect match up with the stars and banner from the Be Happy Sweet Cuts die set.

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I paper pieced the ghost and sign with some older Authentique patterned papers, and shabby inked the edges for a time-worn feel. The pumpkin treat bags were watercolored. I added yellow Distress ink to the cream patterned paper before die cutting the stars, and then coated them with clear Wink of Stella for a bit of shimmer and shine.

The Paper Sweeties blog is full of inspiration and ideas, so do stop by and say hello! And thanks for popping in! Wishing you all a wonderful day.

PaperSweeties Spooky Wishes Stamp Set
PaperSweeties Be Happy Sweet Cuts

Other Supplies:

Ranger Archival Ink Pad JET BLACK AIP31468Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad PUMICE STONE Ranger TIM27140Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad ANTIQUE LINEN Ranger TIM19497Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad SPICED MARMALADE Ranger TIM21506Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad SQUEEZED LEMONADE Ranger TIM34940May Arts BLACK Twine String BurlapRanger MINI ROUND INK BLENDING TOOLS IBT409653M Scotch DOUBLE-SIDED FOAM TAPE PermanentZIG Wink of Stella GLITTER CLEAR Brush Tip Marker 025320Ranger Studio Paint ARTIST BRUSHES Brush BRU40842

Hello Fall with Simple Stories Pumpkin Spice

Hello Friends, happy Monday! I hope you all had a wonderful weekend! Today I have a fall card to share with you featuring Simple Stories’ adorable new autumn-inspired collection, Pumpkin Spice.

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I absolutely love the warm colors and prints in the Pumpkin Spice collection. Although this is a fall themed line, I think it could be used for so much more. There’s earthy tones for spring and summer, and traditional colors perfect for the holidays…. but add in a touch of orange and russet and you know fall is here.

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I always love working with the chipboard pieces on card designs, as they provide a great framework for my focal point. In this case, a cute fall garden scene made up of die cuts from the Bits & Pieces ephemera pack.

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I added a die cut cloud image above the frame to extend the view, and popped some of the images up with foam adhesive for a bit of extra dimension. A scalloped cardstock border sticker and twine tie finish things off.

I’ve got a second fall-inspired Pumpkin Spice card up on the Simple Stories blog, if you’d like to see more. And I’ll link you to all of the supplies below.

Thanks so much for stopping by! Wishing you all a great day!

Simple Stories PUMPKIN SPICE 12 x 12 Collection Kit 4600Simple Stories PUMPKIN SPICE 12 x 12 Basics Kit 4601Simple Stories PUMPKIN SPICE Snap Cards 4623Simple Stories PUMPKIN SPICE Ephemera Bits And Pieces 4629Simple Stories PUMPKIN SPICE Chipboard Frames 4638May Arts NATURAL Twine String Burlap3M Scotch DOUBLE-SIDED FOAM TAPE Permanent

Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad ANTIQUE LINEN Ranger TIM19497Ranger MINI ROUND INK BLENDING TOOLS IBT40965

My Creative Time 47th Edition Release Blog Hop


Welcome to the My Creative Time 47th Edition Release Blog Hop! Today is a happy day, because finally it’s release day for all of the wonderful products you’ve been seeing in the sneak peeks throughout this past week. And to celebrate, we are taking one more look at the new stamps and dies from this month’s release. You should have arrived from Veronica’s blog, but if you’ve gotten lost anywhere along the way, you can always pop back to the start at My Creative Time.

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This month’s release is so versatile and well-rounded, and I think my favorite thing about it is that there truly is a little bit of everything, including lots of great products for the upcoming holidays, as well as every day items that can be used year round. Today I have a little treat pocket to share, made with the new Stitched Treat Sleeve die. My treat pocket is dressed up for Christmas. But with all the great sentiments included in this release, you could just as easily whip this up for Halloween, Thanksgiving, Valentine’s Day, or any other special occasion.

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Another fabulous thing about this release is how well all the different products mix and match together. I used three of the new sets here. Of course the Treat Sleeve, but also the Belly Band stamps and dies which perfectly coordinate with the pocket, as well as the holly leaves from the Holiday Tags set. And not only that, I also added in a square frame die cut from last month’s Stitched Squares Inside & Out die set.

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The papers are from Authentique’s new Christmastime collection. A few matching stickers and a tiny twine tie are the final touch.


Thank you so much for stopping by! I am the last stop along the hop. But before we go, here’s a bit of information for you about today’s release.


For our “Freebie” stamp for this release, we are giving away this ADORABLE “Dec25” die to the FIRST 150 shoppers! If you are one of the first 150 shoppers, you do not have to add this set to your cart, as it will be entered automatically. After that, this set will be available for purchase in the shop, along with the rest of today’s release.

For our blog hop giveaway, Emma is giving away a $50 gift card to the “My Creative Time” store to ONE LUCKY winner! ALL you have to do is leave a comment on each of our blogs! You are NOT required to comment on EVERY SINGLE blog, but the more you comment on, the MORE chances you have for winning! VERY IMPORTANT, PLEASE leave a way for us to contact you w/your comment just in case “YOU” are the lucky winner! 
ALSO, DON’T FORGET our sale starts RIGHT NOW here: http://shop.my-creative-time.com/New-Release_c40.htm! Use the code: SEPT2015 to receive a discount off your entire purchase! This sale applies to “IN-STOCK” items ONLY. This sale will end on Friday, September 25th @midnight PST.

The My Creative Time supplies you’ve seen here this week are now available in the shop. And if you’re interested in any of the other products I’ve used today, they are listed and linked below for your convenience:
Tim Holtz Core'dinations DISTRESS Colorcore 2.25 X 12 Cardstock 278921Hemptique WHITE Hemp Cord Twine 029287Ranger Wendy Vecchi Archival WATERING CAN Ink Pad AID39006Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad ANTIQUE LINEN Ranger TIM19497Ranger MINI ROUND INK BLENDING TOOLS IBT40965