Saturday, September 11, 2021

Birthday Card - Stamping INKspirations Blog Hop September 2021

 Welcome to September's addition of Stamping INKspirations Blog Hop!

The theme of this month's blog hop is Lifetime Celebrations!!

I am Ann Krucek, from Malvern, Ohio and am happy to be hopping with this talented group of card enthusiasts!

Thursday, September 9, 2021

OSAT Blog Hop - Sept - Step it Up - Clever Cats

 Welcome to Corner of Plaid and Paisley!! 

 I am participating in the One Stamp At A Time Blog Hop today!

The theme of this month's hop is Step it Up!  We are to take a card and make a beginner version, then a step up for the casual stamper, then all out for the avid cardmaker.

Tuesday, September 7, 2021

Fall Tablescape- Mixing Some Blues In

 I am so happy to be back with my Tablescaping friends with a new Fall Tablescape Blog Hop!!

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Thank you to Rita from Panoply for organizing this hop for us.
All the links to all of the talented table stylist's will be listed at the end of my post
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 I have put together a lot of naturals with shades of tan and denim blue for my fall table.

Friday, September 3, 2021

Gorgeous Leaves and Lattice - Global Design Project #307

I love fall and the beautiful colors in the season change here in Northeast Ohio.  When the leaves start to change around here we are all just in awe of nature's glory!
I am participating in this week's Global Design Project #307 - Which is to make a Thank You card. 
I chose the beautiful shades of Autumn for my card, along with leaves and the Paper Lattice.
The sentiment - much gratitude - is from the Heartfelt Wishes Stamp sets.

I used two different sets for my leaves - the Gorgeous Leaves Bundle and the Time of Giving Bundle.
The background on the Very Vanilla layer was made with the  ink dye spots stamp in the Gorgeous Leaves set. I colored a piece of the Pale Papaya Ribbon a little darker with my Stampin' Blends and weaved it through the Paper Lattice. 

I hope you enjoyed my card. 
 You can check out all of the other cards for this project by going to the 

Monday, August 30, 2021

Nuts About Squirrels

 We are Nuts About Squirrels around here!!

I loved playing with these adorable squirrels.  Since my dog, Lucy's favorite pastime is chasing squirrels I had to get this stamp set just for her sake!!   I just kept going with this stamp set making several different versions.

Thursday, August 12, 2021

OSAT Blog Hop - August - Turning a New Leaf

 I so excited to be joining the One Stamp At A Time Blog Hop group for the first time!  This month the theme is Turning a New Leaf.


With the One Stamp at a Time Blog Hop I will be joining many talented card enthusiasts


 as we share two items each time - a card and a 3D project.
This month's theme was to create these two items with leaves on them.
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I cut out some cute little leaves from the Jolly Felt with the little leaf dies in the Giving Gifts Dies set for my projects.

I framed my leaves with some Layering Squares Dies using Very Vanilla, Bumble Bee and Old Olive Cardstock.  Even though the darker felt color is Cherry Cobbler, I used Cajun Craze as my card base.

I also used the new Timeworn Type 3D Embossing folder to give the card some nice texture. The ornamental strip on top of the Old Olive Cardstock is cut from the length of the Paper Lattice that is sold in the Annual Catalog under Embellishments.

The strip of DSP is from the Harvest Meadow DSP Pack, this is what I used for my Pillow Box project as well.

This was a quick project using the Pretty PillowBox Dies.  I found it was easier to get those rounded score lines folded if you run it through you Stamp and Emboss Machine a couple of times to get those lines indented nicely for a nice sharp fold.  
The tag die is included with the pillow box and tied with some Linen Thread. 


I hope you enjoyed my leaf projects!
 Be sure to check out all of the other blogs taking part in this Hop!!
It should put you in a fall creative state of mind!!



Friday, July 30, 2021

Christmas in July - Part 3!

 Welcome back to my last of my Christmas in July posts!

Since the last two posts were cookie related I thought I would move on to a nature inspired Christmas card!