Tuesday, November 7, 2023

Oh, So Thankful - Thanksgiving Tablescape

 I am Oh, So Thankful!  Welcome to my Thanksgiving Table!

I am here today, joining my talented tablescaping group lead by Rita from Panoply, for a wonderful Thanksgiving Table Hop

The links to all of the other table stylists will be at the end of my post so that you can get your fill of Thanksgiving inspiration.  Please give these ladies some love because this takes an enormous amount of time and effort to share all these tables with you!

Tuesday, October 10, 2023

Broom Parking - Halloween Tablescape

 Halloween is quickly approaching, so it is time for some Halloween fun!

Our tablescaping group has been busy pulling out the stops for a scary good time with our blog hop!

Much thanks to Rita from Panoply for pulling us all together and organizing our hops!  All of the links to the participating table stylist's blogs are listed at the bottom of my post.  Please give them some love as these tables take a lot of time and effort to put together for you to enjoy.

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I am all set for a gathering of witches to stir up some Halloween hijinks!

I was inspired by this tablecloth I purchased from HomeGoods a couple of weeks ago.  I just loved the playfulness of all brooms, hats and potion bottles.
I used a layered setting of black square placemats topped by natural loose woven round mats under my plate stack.  Since my table cloth is a bit busy I kept the place settings simple.  The white pumpkin plates are from Kirklands this year.  
Every Halloween I pull out these hobnail goblets - I just love the texture to them.  These were purchased many moons ago on clearance at Kmart after Halloween - one of the best purchases I have made - they have been used over and over again!

The little standing witch's brooms are from At Home.  I am sure they are probably popular with the Harry Potter crowd - but I thought they were just the thing to go with my tablecloth.

This big witch hat with the books centerpiece was from At Home as well.  I added some of my home made potion bottles to hold some necessary ingredients for a good elixir.  



Now it is on to see what our other tablescapers have concocted for their Halloween tables!!


Home is Where the Boat Is - Halloween Rules
Hyacinths for the Soul - Pumpkin Wishes and Candy Corn Kisses
Everyday Living - A Grand(s) Halloween Party
The Bookish Dilettante - October Vignette: Think Pink!
Thrifting Wonderland - Dinner With Ghoulish Gourds
My Thrift Store Addiction - Elegantly Eerie Arachnophile Tea Party
Life and Linda -  Happy Boo Tablescape
The Painted Apron -  The Witch's Hat
Me and My Captain - Black is the New Orange
Corner of Plaid and Paisley - Broom Parking - Halloween Tablescape - You are here!!
Red Cottage Chronicles - Orange and Black Halloween Tablescape

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Don't forget your broom on the way out the door!


I hope you have a fun and safe Halloween full of Tricks and Treats!!

 

Tuesday, August 29, 2023

Fall is time for Football! Fall Tablescape Hop

 Fall is not only the celebration of a wonderful nature display in Ohio, but it is the season of Ohio's favorite sport - Football!! 

I am participating in our  Welcome Fall Tablescape Blog Hop today!

There will be links to 17 other talented table stylists participating in the hop at the end of my post.  With all of this inspiration, it should get you in the mood to decorate for fall!

Saturday, August 12, 2023

Stamping Inkspirations Blog Hop - Technique Challenge - Paper Piecing


Here are some fun Birthday cards made with the Bright & Beautiful 6X6 DSP.

These are for the Stamping Inkspirations Blog Hop where the theme this month is a Technique Challenge of Paper Piecing.  We are to show off how we use our DSP!
Since this hop was to challenge us to use different pieces of Designer Series paper together on a card - I went to my pack of Bright & Beautiful 6X6 DSP.  This pack has so many cute coordinating patterns that made this a pretty easy challenge.  All of the patterned paper you see in these cards are from that same pack of Bright & Beautiful DSP.

When I looked at the Azure Afternoon patterned piece I immediately thought of water, that led me to the sail boat punch and the multicolored wavy line piece for my background.  The little colored flags going down the side of the boat are actually just the dark portion of each of the ombre pages in this pack.
The sentiment is from the Something Fancy stamp set and cut out with one of the dies in the Crackers & Treat Box Dies.

Once I was flipping through all of my paper choices in this paper pack - I decided I wanted to do a pink card and I loved the way this one turned out so I thought I would share both cards with you today.

The base of the card is Bubble Bath cardstock and the mat pieces are Berry Burst cardstock.
The rest of the patterned pieces are all from the Bright and Beautiful DSP pack.
I stamped out a cupcake from the Circle Sayings stamp set, colored it with my Stampin' Blends, fussy cut it out and adhered it to the card with Dimensionals.  I stamped the Happy Birthday sentiment from the Circle Sayings stamp, as well, using Berry Burst ink.  The circle is cut from the inside of the embroidery hoop with the Crafting with you Bundle and the sentiment on the circle is from the Hello Lady Bug stamp set.

I hope this inspires you to use your Designer Series Paper in some fun ways!

Let's see what the other creative card makers have come up with!!

The names below are all linked to the blogs participating.  If you have been following along - next up is Lorraine!



Angie McKenzie  ●  Aur矇lie Fabre  ●  Mo Rootes 

  Leonie Stuart  ●  Tricia Butts  ●  Karen Henderson

Ann Krucek  ●  Lorraine Tierney  ●  Teri West


My store is open 24/7 by clicking on any of the links in this post - or by clicking here - or by clicking on my little store front icon.  

There are always some special Online Only items that are not in the Annual Catalog - just type in "Online Exclusives" in the search bar and they will pop up.  Also - the new Mini Seasonal Catalog will be available to purchase from on September 6th. 

Thursday, August 10, 2023

OSAT Here We Go Blog Hop

 Welcome to the Corner of Plaid and Paisley where I am participating in the OSAT Blog hop.

The theme this month is Here We Go- Vacation, back to school, new home . . .

I made this card with my husband in mind since we are going on a cruise soon to celebrate our 40th anniversary!   I used a combination of several stamp sets to make this card.    It includes the wonderful sun and waves image from the Circle Sayings stamp set, the pelican from the Waves of Inspiration stamp set, and the Adventure compass image from the He's All That stamp set. 

  I love mixing and matching pieces from different stamp sets that make sense together to make something a little different.  Since one of the challenges of these hops is that everything we use has to be current, I had to be creative with dies as well.  I used the All That Dies, The Waves Dies and believe it or not - the Crafting with You Dies for the stitched circle.  Now I realize that it can be quite expensive to purchase all of these dies - but what I have found is that I can usually find a die that will work in some other set that I already have.  So I mix and match as much as I can to get even more use out of the sets I do own.

The base is Balmy Blue and the stripe DSP is from the Let's Go Fishing DSP pack.  I took a piece of Pebbled Path and ran it through the Timber 3D embossing folder and then used my Blending Brush and White Craft Stampin' Ink to give the background a kind of wood weathered look.

I used the Taylor Made Tags Dies for my bookmark and used the same technique for the top layer of the bookmark.  A plain ribbon tie didn't seem right for this more masculine design so I took the Balmy Blue and White Double stitched ribbon and deconstructed it.  I tore off the blue ribbon down the middle by snipping the clear thread and then cut the white piece down the middle and frayed it some.  I also added two strands of Grey Granite Baker's Twine to give it a little more volume.   


Let's see what the other card makers have created!!

Here are the blog links:






Thursday, July 13, 2023

Paper Florist Dies - OSAT Mix It Up Blog Hop

 Welcome to Corner of Plaid and Paisley where I have made some projects for the One Stamp at a Time Blog Hop with the Paper Florist Dies.

The theme of this month's OSAT blog hop is Mix It Up - Pattern mixing & layers. 

 I included some different textures, a bit of plaid and lots of florals for my card and gift box.

I have used the color pallet of Blackberry Bliss, Old Olive, Berry Burst and Wild Wheat. 

Saturday, July 8, 2023

Stamping Inkspiration Color Challenge Blog Hop

 How about a little  bit of Christmas in July? 

 I am participating in today's Stamping Inkspiration's Color Challenge Blog Hop.

The challenge was to include the colors of :

Wild Wheat | Sweet Sorbet | Pecan Pie | Cherry Cobbler | Pretty Peacock