Gourd Goodness & More

Here is Georgia we are reaping the benefits of a warm front, it’s in the mid 60s and they are expecting 70 for the high tomorrow so I’m not exactly feeling winter today. LOL!! So instead I thought I’d share with you some of the wonderful swaps I received during OnStage Live in Salt Lake.

This first card uses the Gourd Goodness stamp (144785) set found in the Holiday Catalog and the wonderful Burlap Background stamp (143979/143982).

I just love the feel of texture on this card – these two sets have lots of texture built right into them. And if you don’t already have the Teeny Tiny Wishes stamp set (128748/127802) it’s a must have, since it contains over 20 different sentiments!

These next two cards use the Vintage Leaves stamp set (138802)

White embossing has been teamed up with our Painted Harvest Designer Series Paper.

And how about this card – I just love the texture created with our Embossing Paste (141979) and the Pattern Party Decorative masks (144103).

I really like the white on white used for creating the textured background on this card.

And here is a fun one – the Leaflets Framelits Dies (138283) were used to create this lovely card using the Sheltering Tree stamp set (137163).

The die was used to create a cut out from a scrap piece of card stock which was laid on top of the Whisper White piece. Sponges were used to shade in the leaf and then the mask was removed and the tree was stamped. Striking.

And finally here is one that I recently cased for a class.

It uses the Sheet Music Background stamp, Colorful Seasons and sentiment is from the Count My Blessings stamp set from the Holiday Catalog on page 50. If you haven’t seen this set you might want to check it out.

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Vintage Leaves Easel Post it Note Holder

I love to make gifts and what could be more practical than a post it note holders – I don’t know about you, but I have a ton of these little pads laying around my work spaces at home. LOL! Who would have back in the 80’s thought these little pads would become so every day! Don’t you wish you had invented them? I digress – so any way without further adieu here it is


I really love the way these turned out – so much so I’m making them for the Bazaar I’m doing this Saturday. So why not stop by this Saturday at the Good Shepherd Lutheran Church Mission Bazaar in Gainesville and say hi? You can find more information about the event HERE on my Calendar of Events.


Want to see how they are made? I’ve made a little video tutorial for you not only showing how the holder is made but also how I created the wash of color on the focal point too!

Vintage Leaves Easel Post it Note Holder Video Tutorial

Caring with Cards & the Ronald McDonald House

Last Saturday I was able to drop all those cards we’ve stamped together at my Caring with Cards events into the basket at the Atlanta On Stage event. Thanks to all those new and seasoned stampers who joined me in making a difference!


Almost 200 cards were stamped between April and the event. Wow!!! It was great to see the basket over flowing! These cards will be distributed to the Ronald McDonald Houses across the nation so that those families who are staying there can use them during their stay as a need arises.

Would you like to help make a difference? Why not join me at my next Caring with Cards event – it is free and all the cards we stamp together will be donated to the RMH and the Red Cross Holiday for Heroes programs!

How can you join in the fun? Just stop by the Clarkesville Library on November 15th between 2 and 3 pm. You can see all my events HERE on my Calendar of Events.

Let’s top this number for next April’s basket!!!


Stamp Set: Vintage Leaves (138802), Timeless Textures (140514/140517) and Thoughtful Banners (141614)

Inks: Delightful Dijon (138327) Soft Suede (126978), Always Artichoke (126972) and Cajun Craze Classic Ink (126965)

Paper: Always Artichoke (105119) and Cajun Craze (119684) and Very Vanilla Card stock (101650)

Accessories: Leaflets Framelits Dies (138283), Linen Thread (104199) and Aqua Painter (103954)


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Vintage Leaves & #imbringingbirthdaysback

Today’s card is one that I created for the latest batch of birthday cards I sent out. Vintage Leaves is a wonderful set, perfect for this time of year and all kinds of cards.


While the Vintage Leaves stamp set does not contain sentiments I had no problem using the versatile sentiments from my Wetlands stamp set. I think the font works wonderfully with the images. How about you?


Off they go to the mailbox – I love the #imbringingbirthdaysback campaign (click HERE to learn more). It’s such fun know that you are sending a little bit of hand stamped love in each envelope!

I’m still adding names to my birthday list – So if you haven’t already added your name to my birthday list contact me today so I can add you too!


Stamp Set: Vintage Leaves (138802) and Wetlands (126695/126697)

Inks: Cajun Craze (126965), Elegant Eggplant (126969) and Always Artichoke Classic Ink (126972)

Paper: Crushed Curry (131199), Always Artichoke (105119) and Very Vanilla Card stock (101650)

Accessories: Halloween Night Enamel Shapes (142025)

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Vintage Leaves

Fall is fast approaching – some mornings there is a nip in the North Georgia Mountain air. And with Labor Day on Monday summer will be officially over. While I mourn the more laid back days of summer I also look forward to the change in the seasons – an of course a lower air conditioning bill. LOL.

Today’s card was given to me Terry, a fellow demonstrators. She’s added a bit of shimmer and shine to her rich Cherry Cobber Leaf by adding some Iridescent Ice Embossing Powder.

Vintage Leaves

Can you see it?

And isn’t it great that Stampin’ Up! helps us save 15% off with Bundles? You can find a money saving bundle (140235) for the Vintage Leaves stamp set and Leaflets Framelits dies on page 88 of our Annual Catalog. Whoo hoo! how great is that – Make fantastic fall projects and save too?

Of course, one of the great things about being a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator is being part of a Team and being able to share what we love with each other. With the Holiday Catalog just launching it is a wonderful time to join Stampin’ Up! I’d love to talk with you and see if it is something you might enjoy doing. Why not drop me a line or give me a call and I can tell you all bout the benefits of joining my team, The Blue Mountain Stampers. We have such fun together. I know you’d enjoy it too. If you want to learn more – you can click HERE.

Check out my up coming SEPTEMBER EVENTS –

Caring with Cards – September 15th at 2 p.m. (Clarkesville Library)

FREE event – come make a difference in some one’s life


Coffee & Cards – Tuesday, September 22nd at 10 a.m. – noon OR Thursday, September 24th at 6:45 p.m. – 8:45 p.m.

Class Fee $15; or FREE with minimum purchase


Stamp Set: Vintage Leaves (138802)

Inks: VersaMark Pad (102283) and Cherry Cobbler Classic Ink (126966)

Paper: Cherry Cobbler (119685) and Very Vanilla card stock (101650)

Accessories: Leaflet Framelits Dies (138283), Circles Collection Framelit Dies (130911), Woodgrain Embossing Folder (127821), Iridescent Ice Embossing Powder (101930) and Heat Tool (129053)

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