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Stampin Friends Blog Hop -- September Starts Fall Season



Good morning to everyone!  Welcome to my stop on the Stampin Friends Blog Hop!  I am excited to have you here!  **squeal**  The September theme arrives on the first day of Fall...that's today! what better creative topic than anything related to the Fall season. Now, get ready to be WOW'd because I know you are going to love what I have created for this hop.

This may be your first stop on the hop, or you may have hopped over here from Lynn Streifert's blog. Either way, in order to view all of the blog participants sharing their wonderful craftiness, click on the "NEXT" button at the bottom of each post; or, their name found in the blog hop participant list.



Ever since the amazing Solar Eclipse occurred on August 21, 2017, a new creative technique called the "Eclipse" came to life.  I couldn't resist but giving this technique a try myself and am so happy that what I envisioned in my head really did develop with cardstock.  The Woodland Textured Embossing Folder and the Large Letters Alphabet were a great pairing to work on the Fall-ish type theme, as well as, create a spooky Halloween card.



It is very important that you die cut the alphabet letters first, then put the Whisper White layer along with the new alphabet die cuts into the Woodland Embossing Folder to make sure that dry embossing holds all of the full texture.  If you emboss first, then run the alphabet dies through the Big Shot after, the framelits will smoosh the embossed texture around the edges and steal away from the full effect of the Eclipse appearance.

The sentiment comes from guessed it!...the Spooky Cat stamp set.  I know, I know, but I love that I'm getting lots of creative time with that set.  When you get yourself such a fun stamp set, you want to give it lots of love.  :)  It was inked with Archival Basic Black ink and clear embossed to add a little shine.  It was hard getting the camera to capture the texture of the clear embossing and compliments the new Black Rhinestone Jewels. The black Vintage Crochet Trim is dainty and delicate, and is the perfect touch to finish the card. 


Coordinating Spooky Cat Mini Jar

What are the chances that I could find a little jar that has a rubber ring to coordinate with my Spooky Cat Lemon Lime Twist tag?  How fun is that, right?!!  :o)  The tag and sentiment images come from the Spooky Cat stamp set and is popped up onto the Lemon Lime Twist banner die cut was done with the Mini Treat Bag Thinlits die.:)  I couldn't resist adding some Black Metallic Thread in between the cardstock layers.  I love dimension and adding a little bit of whimsical character.  Filled the jar with Roasted Pumpkin Spice Peanuts and you've got yourself a super cute gift!



So, tell me, what do you think of my projects?  Do you think you will try your crafty hand at creating an Eclipse card?  It really is a fun (and extremely easy) technique.  I'd love to have you share with me when you do play and create.





Good Luck to all!! One very lucky paper crafter will be randomly selected to receive this retired (but super fun) Hello Life Project Kit.  This makes for a perfect gift for a young teenager in your family; or for any crafter to use to display handmade items during a craft and vendor event.  To enter, you must leave a comment on any Stampin Friends Blog Hop post....AND, finally, you must include the correct hash tag...#SFbloghop2017 with your comment letting me know what you thought of my project shares.


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For more Fall-ish type creations and inspiration, make sure you hop on over to Kathie Pinard Rotti’s blog and all the other Stampin Friends Group members' blogs to see what projects they have to share. You won't want to miss traveling on as I know that she will have something beautiful and precious to share with you.  Thank you so much for stopping by....stop back again real soon.


*Blog Hoppers



Check out these Awesome Bloggers

1. Maureen Rauchfuss  
2. Elizabeth Jeanne Thatcher  
3. Melissa Thomas  
4. Raquelle Clifton  
5. Lynn Streifert  
6. Lori Mueller  
7. Kathie Rotti  
8. Sue Vine  
9. Steph Jandrow  
10. Cindy Waldroff  
11. Kim Lamos  
12. Barbara Welch

Don't forget!  You'll want to leave your comment (with hashtag #SFbloghop2017) for your chance to win this super cute Hello Life Project Kit.

Again, thank you--thank you--thank you!  I greatly appreciate you stopping by to visit me.  I love all of the visits; and it warms my heart to read your thoughts you share with each comment.  If you haven't already, please share and invite your friends to stop by.  Oh, and subscribe to my blog so that you don't miss a single post.  I can't express how very passionate I am to share my love for papercrafting with you.

Dates: September 11 - November 10, 2017

Want the perfect gift for someone new to paper crafting?  Have you been wanting to try Paper Pumpkin but are still waiting to hit the Subscribe button? Well, now is the time to do it with our "A Season of Style" coordinating kits.

The Paper Pumpkin team is always tracking products that make our customers and demonstrators happy and (no surprise!) holiday kits are a huge favorite. Knowing this, we decided to create a simple and fun holiday crafting experience that can be shared with everyone as the perfect way to streamline Christmas prep.  Soooo, with that said, Welcome to a Season of Style!

To give you more of what you love, during October and November we’re offering two straight months of perfectly coordinated Christmas cardmaking and gifting projects. What does that mean for you?  Two matching kits means two months of having everything you need to complete unique holiday cards and gifts. Plus, you will have more creative options that allow you to get that handmade holiday touch out to family and friends without all the fuss.  Let me just won't want to miss these unique kits.


Fine Details

  • Remember, the October and November kits coordinate but they also stand alone. You DO NOT need both kits to create a complete project.
  • To receive October’s kit, customers must subscribe at by 11:50 PM (MT) on October 10.
  • To receive November’s kit, customers must subscribe at by 11:50 PM (MT) on November 10.


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What supplies do you need to create this card? All the items used are from Stampin’ Up! and can be purchased through my online store HERE or click on the items below. A printable supply list is available as well!


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