Christmas Pines

Earlier this week I was talking about using some of the older but still current products that we tend to forget about when new things come out.  It is kind of like when waving new shiny things in front of you, you forget what you are doing.

Christmas Pines is another stamp set that is in the 2017/2018 Stamping’ Up! Annual Catalog that I had forgotten about.  It is a beautiful stamp set that has matching Thinlits called Pretty Pines.  I love these Thinlits because they make beautiful pine cones and sprigs of pine branches.  My next door neighbor is so talented and she has these on her windows of her house (for real).  They are just beautiful and I wish I was that talented.  I keep trying to get her to come decorate my house but she still hasn’t shown up!  She is an amazing gardener her.  I won’t even talk about what my gardens look like!  They are pathetic!

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Warm Winter Wishes

Winter Wishes

First of all, I want to thank the “No Contact” orders I received this week.  Although I would love to know who you are because I want to personally thank you, I also respect your wish to remain anonymous.  In any case, thank you!

I got the idea for this card from my friend, Buffy.  Usually cards that are made with the Hearth and Home Thinlits Dies have the window looking outside.  This is probably because the matching stamp set called Happy Scenes are outside scenes.  Buffy made a card using this die looking into the house.  I thought that was pretty clever!

The “curtains” are made using the new In Color 1: Dotted Lace Trim in Delightful Dijon.  Ok, I have to admit, I am not a fan of this color.  I usually like to give the new colors a little time before I decide whether I like them or not but this one just hasn’t grown on me yet.  In any case, the color went well with my brick wall.  The curtains remind me of a grandmother’s house.

To try to make up for the ugly curtains, here is a picture of Madelyn.  This is sure to make anyone smile!  She likes to roll over onto her stomach but then gets mad because she really doesn’t like to be on her stomach.  Silly girl!



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A Beautiful Fall Day

Happy Scenes, Hearth & Home

This is the second card we made at our monthly stamp club meeting.  I reminds me of looking out my windows on a crisp Fall day.  Unfortunately those Fall days are going to be upon us quicker than we thought.  Although it is only mid-September you can already tell the cooler days will arrive soon.

This card uses an awesome bundle from the 2015 Holiday Catalog. The stamp set is called Happy Scenes.  It has a Fall scene (the one we used) a snowy winter scene and a cold winter day scene.  It also has cute little corner dies (such as the spider one above).  The window is a die from the set call Hearth & Home Thinlits Dies.  I love these dies!  The little leaves is a die from the Square Pillow Box Thinlits Die set.

Here is another photo of Madelyn’s four month birthday.  She looks a little unsure about this miniature Waffles stuffed animal.  Maybe she is thinking “now this is more my size!”.


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