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Halloween Colors in the Wetlands – Throw Back Thursday

The beautiful fall colors of Daffodil Delight, Crushed Curry, Tangerine Tango, Cajun Craze, and Soft Suede highlight this card that uses a new favorite Stampset of mine . . .The Wetlands! The wetlands one year later still is one fo my favorite stampsets. Using the brayer Technique is such a statemen  on a card and brings out the richness  of thecolors used


  1. Creating the beautiful background is easy if you do it one color at a time , Step-by-Step.
Cut circle for the moon and for the ground from Eclipse™ paper and adhere to white cardstock to mask the Marsh area.
  3.  Ink brayer with the lightest color of dye ink by rolling it across the ink pad. Using a back and forth motion, roll inked brayer across the sky area of the masked cardstock until all of the ink is off the roller.
  4. Roll some more to blend it further.
Repeat previous step using the second lightest color of dye ink.
  6. Repeat previous step with the darkest color dye and covering only part of the previously inked area.
  7. Sponge along the Post-It™ Note horizon line with the darkest colored dye ink.
Remove Eclipse™ Paper.


  9. Stamp images with Black ink.

 finish the card


  1. Whisper White Cardstock
  2. Embossing folder of choice
  3. Sticky paper
  4. Rubber Brayer
  5. Sponge
  6. Several Coordinating Dye Inks (here Daffodil Delight, Crushed Curry, Tangerine Tango, Cajun Craze, Soft Suede)
  7. Black Stazon Ink
  8. Stamp Set Wetlands
  9. White Gel Pen
  10. Additional Card Stock for layering
  11. Linen thread
  12. Anitque Brad

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Thankful for . . . My Sunday Fun Friends!


It is so important never to take your loyal friends for granted. I am reminded of this each and every Sunday when we meet, enjoy a bite to eat and then create cards we might use for an upcoming class or display. Our laughter, loyalty and talent is always on the line and we manage to create outside of the vacuum to our hearts delight. What is the best part of this day is that we can then share our fun with the cards that we teach to others. For these friends, I give thanks and I am forever grateful.

hand penned thanks watermark

Supplies for this card:


Early Espresso (126974),  Very Vanilla (101650), Cajun Craze (126965)


Early Espresso (126974), Always Artichoke (126972),  Tangerine Tango (126946), Very Vanilla (101650)


Gently Falling (123804), Retired Hand Penned Holidays



Autumn Accents Bigz Die (127812),  Big Shoot Die-Cutting Machine (113439), Paper Crimper




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Thankful For . . . The Holiday Sale

The Stampin’ Up Holiday Sale is Just Around the Corner!

This year’s online holiday sale (formerly known as Online Extravaganza) will be November 20-December 2. That’s just around the corner.  Get ready for all of your holiday shopping! I’ll  be able to post all the info on November 19 or 20, so make sure to check back then. Also, we’ll be starting it off with a 24-hour doorbuster sale you won’t want to miss so make sure to check it out on November 20.  This is going to be HUGE!  At least this is what I have been told!

In the meantime, here is another card to celebrate the fall. I have used one of my favorite stamp sets, The Wetlands.  The funny thing about this set is that when first looking through the catalog, I always passed it over. Then one afternoon, my downline did a card with it and I just thought  . . . What a perfect stamp set. I have used it ever since for all occasions.wertlandswatermarked-truly-grateful

Supplies for this card:

Basic Black (121045),  Very Vanilla (101650), Soft Suede (115318), Brushed Gold (102935)

Early Espresso (126974), Crushed Curry (131173), Black Stazon Ink (101406)

Truly Grateful (131733), Wetlands (126697)

Wood Grained Embossing Folder (127821),  Candy Dots, Neutrals (130934) Modern Label Punch (119849), Bakers Twine (125573) Blender Pen (102845) Aqua Painter (103954) White Gel Pen (105121),  Big Shoot Die-Cutting Machine (113439)

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