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Ghirardelli Treat Holders

I recently made these Ghirardelli Treat Holders for the ladies in a card-making group I’ve started attending this year. I think they’d make great favors for a fall party or maybe for your Thanksgiving table. With a different color scheme … Continue reading

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November Challenge – Link Party #34

Today I have a handmade journal to share with you. I started out to create a gratitude journal, but decided to make it do double duty by adding currently journal pages to it as well.  I sent this fun little … Continue reading

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Color burst Leaf Wreath

Autumn is one of my favorite seasons of the year. I enjoy everything about it, the crisp mornings, the colorful leaves falling everywhere, all things apple and pumpkin, long cozy nights, homemade soup simmering on the stove, wood fires, etc. … Continue reading

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Jack o Lantern

Fall is here and with it comes all things pumpkin! Today I’m sharing a fun Jack o Lantern card with you as well as a free template for creating the face. To create my background: I started with a 4 … Continue reading

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Mini Stretched Burlap Canvas

Today I’m featuring one of the stretched canvas’ Cropstop carries in the store. This one is a mini (4 x 4) one made of burlap.  I decided to make an interchangeable piece of decor with mine. Here’s step by step … Continue reading

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October Challenge – Link Party #33

Today I’m sharing a mini tutorial for creating a fun patchwork pumpkin. I’m also including three different ways you can use your finished pumpkin. To create the pumpkin: Cut a piece of white cardstock slightly bigger than your pumpkin template … Continue reading

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Falling Leaves

Here we are at the last week of September already! I love the beauty of nature during autumn, so I decided to create a bright and colorful background in fall colors using Ken Oliver Color Burst. To create my card I: … Continue reading

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Mini Album Tutorial

Today I have something a little different to share with you…. a tutorial for creating a mini album! This method is fairly versatile in that you can make it any size you like, with as many pages as you need, … Continue reading

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September Challenge – Link Party # 32

Where does the time go? I can’t believe it’s already September and time for another link party! We’re heading into one my favorite seasons of the year – autumn! For today’s card I chose to showcase some bright yellow sunflowers … Continue reading

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Autumn Background

Today I’m sharing a fairly quick and easy card featuring a bright autumn background created with Distress Inks. To create my background: I cut a piece of watercolor paper to size Using sponge daubers, I began inking my paper with … Continue reading

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