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October 2019

It's Sale Time!!

SU 24 hr sale Oct 2019


Who doesn't love a great sale?!


I know I sure do!


It's even better with a bonus!


Stampin' Up! is offering a sale on select stamp sets for one day only, Wednesday, October 23rd!


With over 50 sets to choose from, you are sure to find favorites!  Now is the time to pull out those wish lists, and check some things off!  


Here's a little inspiration: 


Caramel Apple closeup 1
151372 Buffalo Check background stamp




Tea Together CF 3-19 1
148779 Tea Together stamp set




Abstract Impressions Wedding Card 1
147513 Abstract Impressions stamp set


Click here for a complete list of all the stamp sets included in the sale.  Or click on any of the images below to see the item details.


As an added bonus, I am offering a FREE set of Holiday Rhinestones with any purchase of at least $50!  To get your FREE item, simply shop with me using the October host code.  That's it!  When I close out the host code at the end of the month, I will send your gift as my thank you for shopping with me!


FREE gift as my thanks to you!


Shop here now.  Sale starts tonight at Midnight MT (2:00am EST)!


Use this host code for a FREE gift for shopping with me!


Come To Gather gift holder

Watercolor Pencil holder made using the Come To Gather product suite.


Hello!  Thanks for visiting!  


Today I am sharing this fun gift holder.  I made this as one of the gifts for my Fall Harvest Creative Escape attendees back in September.  Inside, I put a collection of Watercolor Pencils.  These boxes are quick to create, and can be adjusted easily to fit just about anything.  


I shared how to make the same style box in this post.


What a great way to give or receive a gift!


And once again, I have used the Come To Gather product suite, which I just love!




The Gathered Leaves dies in this collection are so versatile, not only do they cut, but they emboss as well!  Look at the beautiful detail on this leaf. 



Watercolor Pencil holder made with the Gather Together stamp set and Gathered Leaves dies.


I added some gorgeous Golden Glitz Delicata Ink to help bring out the detail even more.  The Delicata inks are amazing!! They have been so popular, all 3 colors have sold out!  Fortunately, they will be back in stock later this month.


To create this project:

  • cut a piece of Cajun Craze cardstock 4" x 10 3/4", score at 1/2" on both long edges and 3" & 3 1/2" on one short edge
  • cut a piece of Whisper White cardstock 2" x 1"

Assemble the box.  Tie ribbon around box.  Punch a starburst from Come To Gather designer paper and layer over a 2 1/4" punched Pretty Peacock cardstock circle.  Adhere sentiment to front of circle, than adhere to box front with dimensionals.  Die cut a leaf.  Add golden glitz ink with a sponge, and adhere to the front of the box.


I hope you enjoyed today's project.  Stop back soon to learn how to make a spooky background!


Thank you gift with any order of at least $35 for October 2019 when you use this host code!

Would you like to do some fall crafting?  Get your Come To Gather products by clicking any of the links below, which will take you directly to my store.  Use this host code while you are there and earn a thank you gift for your minimum purchase!


Thanks for stopping by!



Color Fusers Blog Hop October 2019

The Stargazing stamp set from the 2019-2020 Annual catalog paired with Black Foil sheets and Grapefruit Grove, Terracotta Tile, and Cajun Craze ink.


Welcome to another Color Fusers blog hop, I am glad you are joining us!


CF October 2019


This month's color challenge felt like fall to me, and includes Grapefruit Grove, Terracotta Tile, Cajun Craze, and Black.


I was very tempted to dive into a fall project.  But I resisted, and instead, I reached for a stamp set from the Annual catalog I had not yet used, called Stargazing.  The sentiments in it are just lovely! 



And as we move into the Thanksgiving season, I have so much to be thankful for!  This card will be perfect to share a note with my family, or a friend, to tell them how grateful I am to have them in my life! 



The Black foil sheets are so beautiful #147898.



I chose to bring the black in by using the beautiful Black foil sheets as a background layer.  And Shimmer Black embossing powder?  Yes, please!!  It is so hard to appreciate in the photo, but it is simply gorgeous in person.




The Shimmery Black embossing powder is a must have! #149512



To create this card:

  • cut a Terracotta Tile card base 4 1/4" x 11" and score at 5 1/2"
  • cut a front layer of black foil 4" x 5" and die cut the scalloped side edge
  • cut a Whisper White top layer with the 3 3/8" x 4 7/8" stitched rectangle die



Stamp the swirl in Grapefruit Grove on the Whisper White layer.  Stamp off once before stamping to soften the color.  Add stars in Terracotta Tile and Cajun Craze ink.  Heat emboss the sentiment and some random stars in the background in Shimmer Black embossing powder.  Die cut the sentiment with the stitched square die before adding to the card front with dimensionals.  Finish it all off with a few punched black foil stars.


Stampin' Tip:  To create interest to your background, vary the intensity of your color.  This is especially effective on a background when repeatedly stamping the same, or multiple images.  An easy way to get this effect is to stamp your image on a piece of scrap paper before stamping your project.  


Thanks for stopping by today! 


Visit my store to get your fall project supplies, and add the Stargazing stamp set to your order to let others know how lucky you are!  See you soon!


Next up is Melissa Kerman.....


CLick here to visit Melissa Kerman


Or you may go back to Nicolle Belesimo.....



Click here to go back to Nicolle Belesimo


Here are all the participants in the Color Fusers blog hop!


Tami Hewitt

Jo Anne Hewins

Barb Mullikin

Sarah Wills

Bonnie ONeill

Nicolle Belesimo

Melanie Hockin (You are here)

Melissa Kerman

Kelly Acheson



Don't forget to use the following host code to receive a gift from me with your minimum October order!


Enjoy something from me as a special thank you when you use this host code during the month of October.