Happy Halloween!

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I did this card for my friends swap I do every month.  I started with a piece of Pumpkin Pie cardstock.  I stamped images from Little pieces (the solid circle) and Polka Dots and Petals.  I then layered black, white, and Creepy Crawly DP for the long panel.  I tied a piece of black gingham ribbon onto that with a little accent of orange.  I used the word window punch and punched one pumpkin pie and one with the Happy Halloween sentiment on whisper white and layered those.  I stamped the cute bat from Batty for You and punched it with the 1 3/8 circle punch.  I punched a scallop circle with the punch and added the bat on with a dimensional.  Hope everyone liked it!

I have decided there are two occupational hazards for me as an SU! demonstrator, they are one and three!  My one year old, Cody, for some reason has decided his favorite thing to do it chew off all of the rubber and foam from my stamps!  It is virtually impossible to fix them.  If anyone has a good idea let me know!  My other son, Grant, likes the stickers for the stamp block.  If I don’t have a stamp set mounted watch out because some of the stickers will be missing and I find them in the most unusual places…Hello cars, do you really need that sticker that says thank you???  Awh, but they are worth all of the stamps in the world! Have a great rest of the week!

~Staci

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Peaceful Wishes

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This is the last card I did in California.  I haven’t posted it so I thought today would be a good day!  I started with a Bravo Burgundy cardbase.  This is not a color I normally use but I thought it went so well with the basic gray.  I stamped the berry stamp from the Peaceful Wishes set in the same color all over the card front.  Next, I layered a piece of Always Artichoke and DP from the Harmony paper in the holiday mini.  I used the ticket corner punch on that and added vintage brads.  I then layered a piece of Burgundy, always artichoke and the velvet basic gray ribbon from the ribbon originals.  I did some faux stitching on the Burgundy paper with a choc. chip marker.  For the main image I layered again Burgundy and basic gray.  I used very vanilla and stamped my image, also from Peaceful Wishes,  after I markered the berries in Burgundy and the plant in always artichoke.  I sponged the image with many different colors, paper pierced and added the ribbon by punching two holes and making a knot with Burgundy grosgrain and basic gray taffeta ribbon.  I added the corner piece in always artichoke using the corner punch and added more vintage brads.  I hope to build my Christmas card stock gradually between now and December 1st so I don’t have 100 cards to make at once! 

I am praying for all of the folks in SoCal that are suffering from the wild fires right now.  How scary!  I have a workshop tonight that I hope goes well! I don’t do many workshops (usually just stamp camps) so I still get a bit nervous!  My family and I are going to Snohomish on Thursday.  I am glad to be going home and it will be nice to see my brothers and their families one more time this year before the passes get to bad to drive.  I will try to post a couple more things before I leave!  Have a good day!

Staci

Sketch Challenge 145

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Although I feel this card looks better IRL, here it is anyway 🙂 I did this for the SCS SC145.  I thought is was a nice sketch with a little different twist.  I started with a close to Cocoa cardbase and cut an inch off of one side.  I stamped the Flannel BG stamp of the front and layered Old Olive, Really Rust and  Fall Flowers DP.  I used the ticket corner punch on the DP and used vintage brads and a bit of ribbon to finish that part off.  I stamped the leaf and sentiment from the With Gratitude set on to Very Vanilla using the SU! markers.  The markers I used for the leaf were (I think..) Really Rust, Ruby Red, Old Olive, and Creamy Caramel.  I blended them slightly with the blender pen and added a little shading.  I  then cut a portion of that  leaf out and layered that on really rust and old olive again.  I used the ticket corner punch, vintage brads and the paper piercer to finish off that piece and adhered that down to the card front.  I finished it off with a smaller leaf from the same set and was done! 

My parents are flying in tonight and I am excited to see them.  I hope my mom and I get to stamp a little tomorrow.  Not during the Husky game though…. GO DAWGS!!!!  Have a great weekend everyone!

Dawn, If you read this Thank you for the beautiful card.  If you don’t mind I would love to share it with everyone on here. Just let me know if that is ok! 

Staci 

Uptown

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I made this card last week when we were visiting my MIL and FIL in California.  We had fun stamping together!  This card started with a Basic Gray card base.  I layered So saffron onto the cardbase and added a layer of the Uptown DP and scalloped and paper pierced the DP.  One the next small layer I used Almost Amethyst and another piece of Uptown DP and punched holes and tied two pieces of Wild Wasabi Double stitched ribbon.  I then layered Wild Wasabi, So Saffron and Almost Amethyst for the main image which is on Whisper White.  I rounded a couple of corners and added the stamped images from In the Spotlight Hostess set.  I stamped a separate image of the flower and used a dimensional to pop it up and added a  brad.  The final touches were a corner piece from the new corner punch and the thanks sentiment using the tab punch.  Thanks for looking! 

Count our blessings

Have you ever had one of those weeks where all you want to do it go to bed and wake up when everything is over or changed?  That has been my week.  But, as I sit here and want to complain about the lot that life has given me today I have to sit back and thank God for the wonderful blessings He has given me.  I sit listening to my two young precious gifts God has given me play and laugh and I have to go join.  I feel the love of my family and friends that come to my rescue and support in real times of need.  The emails, cards, hugs, and offers to help with anything mean so much and I am so grateful to have each of them in my life.  As I lie awake at night I look at my gorgeous and loving husband, who even though has troubles of his own, always puts me first.  Life is full of wonderful things even during the times that seem to only bring sorrow.  Thanks for letting me share my thoughts and for coming to see things I have created.  I will share something I did last week later today.  I hope each of you has many blessings you can count today and everyday.

Staci

Blog for a cause card

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This is the card that I made for the Dunn family.  I hope that it got there in time to make the box!  I hope they are filled with love and good feelings by all of the good wishes and prayers coming their way.  May the Lord bless those two little girls with health and happiness.

In this picture it is hard to see but I started with a choc. chip cardbase.  I layered and added the flower from fabulous flowers and added a little dazzling diamonds to it with the two way glue pen.  Added the sentiment hope with some vintage brads.  Hope they like it!

Blog Candy for a Cause

It would almost make you feel guilty to win this blog candy because if you participate you have already received a prize.  Andrea at Crafty Engineering has a wonderful RAK/blog candy project going on right now.  Go check out her site and read a little about the family and then send them a card!  I will post my card that I send them when I get back from California. Have a great week! 

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