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Posted by on Aug 21, 2017 in Beautiful You, Brushwork Alphabet, Eclipse, Jars of Love, Labeler Alphabet, Painted Autumn, Wood Words | 4 comments

Total Eclipse…

It is finally here! Today is Total Solar Eclipse day! Yeppie!! We get to listen¬†to Dark Side of the Moon and Total Eclipse of my Heart over and over!!! What fun ūüė¨ ¬†Seriously, though it’s a big event in the USA. ¬† I’m really excited about getting to see the Eclipse. No, no, I’m not going anywhere special to see it or look at it with out my eclipse glasses. ¬†But, I am going to look at the shadows it creates on the ground through trees. ¬†I plan on looking for some stars and planets that will be viable. ¬†And well just enjoy the experience of a solar eclipse! It’s going to be fun watching all the people who have their head in a box. ¬†literally in a box!!!!! ¬† I just might be one of them!

¬†To celebrate the moon’s great photobomb moment, I made some cards featuring my own solar eclipse. ¬†I have a whole little collection of cards. ¬†So let’s get started. ¬† ¬†

I love trying to stretch my supplies!  It is fun to see how just using a few supplies you can make several completely different cards.  Just by changing the design or shape of the card you get something completely new!

To make my eclipse I used the Painted Harvest Stamp Set. (Available Sep. 1)  I love this stamp set! It is just perfect for fall.  The sunflowers it creates are beautiful!  It also has a fern, leaves, and an acorn.

Painted Harvest

I also used a mask made from vellum and a 1 1/2 inch circle punch. The sentiment come from a variety of places. ¬†Jar’s of Love has a tinny “you light up my life” ¬† So many Shells has “miracles happen” ¬† Beautiful You has “wishing you brighter days to come” ¬† The hope and sunshine are dies from sunshine wishes. ¬†There are some other really amazing sentiments in the Annual catalog that would be awesome for an Eclipse card. Expecially the High Tide and Watts of Occasions!

The cards all have a few things in common.  The Eclipse, the use of Whisper White, metallic, and Tranquil Tide.

This little mini card is 3 by 3! The card base is basic gray. The Designer Series Paper is Painted Autumn.   I took this card and added a few more layers to it to make a larger square card.  Both cards have the same design concept.

I love the little mini cards. They are just to adorable.  I also love that you can transform that mini card into a full size card. By just adding a background frame.

I added a copper layer to the original mini card.  Then added the Tangerine Tango Foil Frenzy paper to create a card base.

Both of these cards use the same basic card design. ¬†The “miracles happen” card is a 4 bar card. ¬†The total eclipse card is the same design popped up on a card base and copper twine added. ¬† I used two different alphabet sets to create my own sentiment. Brushwork Alphabet and Labeler Alphabet. ¬†I just couldn’t resist making a card that says Total Eclipse …of the heart. ¬†¬†

That adorable yellow heart is out of Wood Words!

The next two card use lots of the same elements but, they are arranged in a way on each card that makes each card their very own!

The hope is cut from the Soft Sky Foil Frenzy DSP.  Then is stacked on three Tranquil Tide hope die cuts. I used silver foil for one of the layers for some extra shine.  Though it looks more copper or gold in the picture. 

The sunshine die cut is stacked just like the hope.   The difference is that I used silver leafing with just a touch of gold and copper to guild the word.

To make the eclipse, stamp one of the two sunflower layers from Painted Harvest in Daffodil Delight.  Then I made a mask with vellum and a 1 1/2 inch punch.  Lade the mask over the flower and used a sponge dabber to add basic gray ink.  You can still see the yellow through the gray after it dries.  I think this added to the look of the eclipse.

Each of your comments makes me smile! Please, comment HERE.

If you would like to know more about the solar eclipse, including how to make your own solar glasses…

A new live class registration is open.  We will be using the Coffee Cafe’ and Merry Cafe’ stamp sets! The class is August 26th from 1-3 at Westside  Coffee Place & Café

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The Holiday Catalog goes live on September 1st!! If you would like a copy just let me know via email. I will be happy to send you one!

The Carols of Christmas Early Release is now available for you to purchase. You are going to love this set so much. It is my must have from the Holiday Catalog. It is amazing!!! So very easy to use and just simply perfect!!! It will remind you of why you love stamping in the first place. The stamp set pairs with the Card front builder dies! These dies rock!!!! They will make every Holiday Card sing in glory!!!!

There is a Paper Pumpkin sale going on and it is pretty sweet! This is definitely the time to join!!!

Here is the supply list.  If you have any questions about today’s card, products used, or Stampin’ Up! feel free to email me at


Price: $110.00

Supply List

I hope everyone has a safe day enjoying the eclipse. Here in North Alabama we will have about 98% coverage during totality of the eclipse. I know you know this but, don’t look at it directly unless you have the correct protection. ¬†Have a great Eclipse Monday!

Peace be with you all-



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Posted by on Jul 13, 2016 in Brushwork Alphabet, Jars of Love, Ready to Pop | 5 comments

A Pattern Party for Pal’s Blog Hop



Welcome to the Pals Blog Hop for July 2016. We are thankful you stopped by to take a look at our new 2016 Blog Hop monthly themes.  This month we are featuring projects using our favorite Stampin’ Up! Designer Series Paper as well as coordinating embellishments. What we love about Stampin’ Up! is they make it so easy to mix and match colors. And, the amazing selection of embellishments provides a wonderful finished look to our projects. We hope to provide you with lots of ideas and that you enjoy our creations.

You may just be starting the Blog Hop or may have come from the previous link from the Line-up on the Pals Blog Hop listing shown below.  The full lineup will help you move along from blog to blog so you may see all the projects.

I really concentrated on the party part of the hop and not the pattern!!! ¬†Well so, I kinda just decided to go with it. ¬†I had originally planned on using the paper from the blights designer series paper stack. ¬†In particular, the polka dots. ¬†But, when I went to get my paper I was all out…sad face :< ¬†No worries thought…. I could still make a pretty real red paper using the Brushstrokes background stamp and my real red ink …. Now, I was ready…. ¬†The colors for this project were inspired by a summer picnic. ¬†Red, Blue, with splashes of yellow and white. ¬†Think red table-cloth, yellow Lemon-Aid, and blue flowers ( but instead of flowers words) ¬†Any way, now that you understand my thought process…. or at least know where I was coming from. ¬†I thought, no real party is not complete without a invitation. ¬†And if you are partying in the summer then¬†BBQ is the King in Alabama. ¬†So, Let’s BBQ with Lemon-AidIMAG3436

Here are a few details:

  • The card colors are Smoky Slate, So Saffron, Dapper Denim, and Real Red
  • The jar is stamped in Smoky Slate and die cut using both the outside die and the inside die. ¬† The Jars of love stamp set and dies make several different jars. ¬†I used the largest one! ¬†Then on vellum I added So Saffron ink to look like Lemon-Aid . ¬†This was die cut using the outside die along with a whisper white. ¬†Then glue all three together.
  • The enjoy is from the Ready to Pop stamp set
  • The Let’s BBQ is stamped in Dapper denim ¬†using the Brushwork Alphabet stamp set


Thanks for visiting. To continue with the hop, please refer to the Blog Hop Line-up below. We hope to see you on next month’s Pals Blog Hop! 

Blog Hop Line-up:  

  1. Mary Fish at Stampin’ Pretty
  2. Wendy Klein at Doggone Delightful Stampin’
  3. Jackie Diediker at Stampin’ Jackie
  4. Amy Hoptay at Craft Carnivore
  5. Kalyn Shubnell at The Stamping Chronicles
  6. Kim Jolley at Stampin’ Artfully
  7. Karen Gooch at Inker’s Workshop
  8. Pamela Sadler at stampin pink rose
  9. Sherrie Gross at Stampin’ Sunshine
  10. Karen Zaring Browning at Stamp With Me KZB
  11. Becky Volpp at InkBlossomwithBecky
  12. Susan Itell at Simple Stampin
  13. Jennifer Spiller at Westside Paper Creations
  14. Maggie Mata at Maggie Made Cards
  15. Laura Schollaart at Laura b’ Stampin’
  16. Lynn Tague at Beyond Beaches & Blessings
  17. Shannon Jaramillo at ShannonKayPaperie
  18. Pam Dotts at Clearly Southern Stampin’
  19. Beth McCullough at Stamping Mom
  20. Lisa Ann Bernard at Queen B Creations
  21. Jennifer Michalski at Stamping Serenity
  22. Tricia Chuba at ButterDish Designs
  23. Katy McGloin at Just Fun Stamping
  24. Rae Harper-Burnet at Wild West Paper Arts

Be sure to hop along with all the Pal’s today! ¬†I am sure they have lots of fun inspiration for you today!

Much Love,


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