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Halloween Picture Frame - I Brake for Stamps

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Hi everyone! It has been such fun sharing Halloween cards! But it is even more fun when you can create a Halloween card using a Non-Halloween stamp.  I created this frame using the Daisy background stamp from I Brake for Stamps along with some frame die cuts.


I knew I wanted to make a frame, but that was as far as I had gotten. I had a new container of Nuvo embellishment sitting on my desk, so I rubbed it on my stamp and tried to stamp with it. So here is a tip, you can't stamp with Nuvo Embellishment paste. But it did leave an impression on my cardstock in some areas, so I decided to stamp right over it using my Black archival ink. It was just enough to add some great color to my frame. 
From there, it was just a matter of getting out my die cuts and creating my frame along with my pumpkin focal point.

As added embellishments, I added some of the Halloween clippings and numbers from the Tim Holtz idea-ology collection. 

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STAMPlorations - Two of Us!

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Hello crafty friends. I am here to provide a little inspirtion for our sketch/theme challenge over at STAMPlorations. You can either follow the sketch or use our theme which is Two colors and stamps.


Today I am using the sketch to create this romantic card using two stamp sets, Two of Us and Mixed Media Grunge. This is a great stamp set and can be used for Anniversaries, Valentine's Day or any romantic occasion. 


If you haven't joined our challenge yet, there is still time! We would love to see your creations!

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Correspondence - Thinking of you

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Hi everyone! I am here today with my Monday share using stamps from I Brake for Stamps.  I wanted to create a Postale theme without actually creating a post card. 

The postale marks in the left hand corner as well as the mini airplane are from the set Travel,Planes and Letters.  The sentiment is from Inspirational Plate #2 set.
I added some washi tape to a 4.25" x 5.5" card base then adhered a 4" x 5.25" piece of black card stock to it.  I cut out a piece of the red and white cardstock using a rectangular stitch die and a smaller piece to stamp my images.

As added embellishments, I added some round postale rub ons from 7gypsies.

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Friday the 13th Video Hop - Halloween theme!

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Hello friends! It is Friday the 13th and we thought it would be fun to put together a video hop to share with you some Halloween creations.



So I decided to create a No-Stamp Halloween card using some die cuts, ephemera and metal embellishments.

The Pumpkin Scene die is from tonic studios and is a perfect focal point. To see how I created this card you can click on my video below.



I had a few Halloween word bands left in my Halloween stash so I decided to use the "Bone Collector" word Band. It matched up perfect with the skeleton Halloween ephemera.

Don't forget to check out some of the other videos that are linked up over on my You Tube channel. I am sure they will get you into the Halloween spirit.

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Witches in the night

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Hello Crafty friends! I am here today to share with you another Halloween card using the Large Witch with Cat from I Brake for stamps.  


I used Jet black archival ink to stamp my witch image as well as my Cityscape and utilized my Stamping platform for both. The cityscape is from the half sheet travel set.

The paper I used was a scrap piece I had from the Tim Holtz Laboratorie paper stash. It is an old set, but this design can be created using any of the many spider web stamps released this season.

To finish off the card, I matted the design onto black cardstock then onto some grey.

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Stamplorations - October Sketch Challenge

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Hello crafty friends. It is time for another sketch/theme challenge over at STAMPlorations. You can either follow the sketch or use our theme which is Two colors and stamps.


I have chosen to do both, but went very CAS this time. Completely NOT my style, but I am trying something out of my comfort zone.  I am using two stamps today,  True North and Do What you Love from the SAY IT BIG collection.


Because my inside was so CAS, I decided to also decorate the inside of my card. I had some printed paper that had some sale boats which was perfect for my theme.


Now while I only used two of the stamps from the True North set, there are several great ones in this set. Hope to see you over on our challenge!

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Let the holiday card making begin!

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Here are a few items that I have picked up already in preparation for my holiday card making. 


If you are like me, you get irritated when you see the Christmas decorations and displays showing up in your stores too early. Let's face it, it is difficult to get excited about Christmas when we are still making our Halloween and Fall cards. Not to say I don't love the Christmas in July!



Now, if you create handmade items for the holiday season, then it is perfectly acceptable to start your crafty shopping early. Afterall, our handmade gifts and cards take time to create, so we need to ensure we have the latest products on hand to get our craft on!



While there are several companies that will be coming out with new releases for the holidays, I want to share with you some of my favorites. These are the products that I hope to be using to make my holiday cards and videos.  I hope to be able to give you lots of inspiration, but be sure to stock up early, as the holiday releases are usually…

12 Months of Graphic 45 - October

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Hi everyone! It is the beginning of the month and that means another card for my 12 months of Graphic 45. 
For this month's card,I used a Fancy frame that I had in my stash from Spellbinders. I was unable to find the name of the die, but any die that cuts out a 5"x7" frame should work just fine!


If you would like to see how I created this card, you can check out my video below. 



We only have 2 more moths left in this series. I hope that you have been enjoying my monthly series! Thanks for stopping by. 
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Family Photo

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Hi everyone and Happy Monday. I thought i would break it up a bit from my Fall/Halloween shares and share a Christmas card.  Sometimes when you look at a stamp, it inspires you and this one reminded me of a Holiday Family Photo.
The stamp is from I Brake for stamps and is called Family Ties.  

The Fancy frame is from Spellbinders called Floral ovals. It is very ornate and looks like a frame one would use for a family portrait.

I stamped the image using my MISTI and then used an oval die cut to cut it out. I then adhered it to my floral oval frame.

From there is was just a matter of finding some coordinating paper and a sentiment to finish off the card.

I also added some Nuvo drops as a finishing touch.

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Canvas Corp Brands - Destination Unknown

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Hey everyone! I am here to share with you a canvas I created using some of the architextures as well as ephemera packs from 7gypsies.  

I love to travel! Sometimes I don’t even know where I will end up and that is part of the adventure. I decided to create a wall canvas to remind me that there is always an adventure waiting and you don’t necessarily need to make big plans, you just need to go!


I created the background using Parchment Rub ons and Coffee Shop Glimmer mist and copper Crackle texture paste.  Once all my mediums were dry, I started to build my collage using ephemera and architextures from the 7gypsies line. 





I also used one of the stamps sets called travel for my sentiment.



There currently is a call out for new Crew Members. If you want to be considered be sure to check out the post over at Canvas Corp Brands. 

Materials used:
Architextures Artboard 8×10

Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist – Coffee shop
Architextures Parchment Rub-ons – Build
Architextures Trinkets findings and treasures …

Five Fall Favorites hop

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Hi Friends! I am here today to share with you a card I created for a You Tube hop with some friends.  Our theme is to create with Five of our Fall Favorites.



Now you are probably thinking "there are more than five" items used to create this card, but I am using five loosely and categorizing my items.

To see how I created this card, you can click on my video below. 


Be sure to check out the other videos as well which are linked over on my channel.  I am also doing a giveaway, so be sure to listen all the way through for your chance to win a 6x6 paper stack from Graphic 45.

Thanks for stopping by!


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