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Goodby Flowers

The last of these beautiful babies till another season. I couldn't let the frost get to these. It is always hard for me to clean out my flower beds while there are still blooms on. But were are in for some dropping temps and hard freezes and I  didn't want to do it while the ground was frozen. So off with there heads as the queen says... even if it makes me sad to put my garden to rest for a long winters nap.


Do you like simple cards as much as I do? The quicker the better. The thought is the same if you put 2 minutes or 20 minutes in the card. It came from the heart and you made it! You can clink on the purple underlined links to take you to the order page.

I used:
Card Stock: Whisper White, Daffodil Delight, Marina Mist
Ink: Pear Pizzazz
Stamp Set: Bordering Blooms, Another Thank You
Punch: The one I used is from the past, but Itty Bitty Accents wold work great.

Bordering Blooms Photopolymer Stamp Set by Stampin' Up!
Bordering Blooms Photopolymer Stamp Set 133660
Price: $15.95
You line your walkways with flowers, so wouldn't you want to line other projects with blooms? This photopolymer set will have you putting floral borders around everything with the repeating patterns and endless beauty.

Set quantity: 4
Another Thank You Photopolymer Stamp Set by Stampin' Up!
Another Thank You Photopolymer Stamp Set 136835
Price: $15.95
How many ways can you say thank you? Well, with this set there are at least 7 ways in different sizes and fonts for the perfect fit. These photopolymer images make it easy to see where you're stamping too!

Set quantity: 10

Really Awesome

This art journal page just makes me happy. 
If I didn't have something cool on the other side of the page, I should frame this.

Carve Your Own

I carved these stamps. Well the holly and berries anyway. I always wanted a 2-step holly and berry stamp and so didn't find one along my travels over the years, and Stampin Up didn't have a current one, so I carved my own! Ya - how cool is that? I purchased our carving kit and made it. It is really easy, but take your time to get a great carved stamp. The instructions and everything come in the kit. Even ideas if you don't have any of your own.

Just click on the purple line below to order your very own carving kit today! There are refill kits available as well too. let me just say, this is so very cool!

Stamp Carving Kit
Stamp Carving Kit 133402
Price: $19.95
Includes 2 carving tools, 3" x 4" rubber, 3" x 4" foam, 4 wood blocks (various sizes), 1 Island Indigo StampinÕ Write Marker, 3 postcards, instruction sheet, stamp image templates.

By the Tide

I love this stamp set. I himmm-hawwed around for a year before I purchased it. Why? Who knows. Sometimes I... I don't know. I don't have a good answer or excuse! Anyway, moving along - This is a great stamp set to use for guy cards. Click on the purple underlined link below to order yours today.

I used:
Card Stock: Whisper White, Crumb Cake, Coastal Cabana
Inks: Coastal Cabana, Crumb Cake
Stamp Sets: By the Tide
Punch: 1" Circle
Other: Linen Thread

By The Tide Wood Stamp Set 131910
Price: $27.95
Breathe in the smell of the sea and discover some of the marvels brought in By the Tide. These wood mount images will have you pining for low tide and the sound of ocean waves. Set Quantity: 7. First appeared in 2014-2015 Annual Catalog.

Tag Time

Are you planning on making your Christmas Tags this year? Are these just the cutest and easiest you ever seen.  I love designing tags. There can be small works of art in it self. If you make really cute tags this year, just wrap all your packages in plain (unprinted ) newsprint paper. I can buy the left over rolls at our local newspaper for $1 a roll.  Wrapping it this way, the tag is the show stopper and not lost in all the wrapping paper design.

I used:
Card Stock: Whisper White, Crushed Curry
Designer Series Paper: Trim the Tree Stack
Markers: Cherry Cobbler
Punches: Tree, 1/4" circle, Small Star (past)

Cut whisper white card stock to 3 1/4" x 4 1/4" for tag base.
Cut designer series paper to 2 1/2" x 2 1/2" and glue to upper front of tag base. 
Punch out two trees from white card stock, glue over designer paper overlapping one.
Punch out two stars from crushed curry card stock and attach to tree top using deminsionals.
Use the marker to make little stitched lines on tag and trees.
Punch hole to tie on to package.