Painted Harvest – Simple Eclipse Technique

I have shared a number of cards using the very popular Eclipse technique – typically it uses letters but it does take a little time to assemble.  Using a punch  makes  a very quick and simple way to create this lovely 3D effect.

I broke out the beautiful Painted Harvest stamp set and used 3-step stampin’ to create the sunflowers.  Read on to find the video tutorial………………….. Continue reading

Dramatic Painted Harvest ~ Thank you

I just love the card I am sharing today – well I love all the cards I make, share and send but the one today just shouts out at me, it has everything I love to put on a card, layers, bling, ribbon and finally that it uses the Painted Harvest Stamp set carried over from the 2017 Holiday Catalog, I have used this stamp set in all sorts of ways, with all sorts of color combinations but today I am using dramatic black and white with just a smidge of grey. Continue reading

Painted Harvest ~ Sunflower and Acorns

Halloween is now behind us and Thanksgiving will be in a few weeks.  I have always loved autumn colors, the gentle mellowness of the lovely golden based tones.

The Painted Autumn Designer Series Paper is filled with Crushed Curry, Early Expresso, Cajun Craze and Tangerine Tango.  Today I have two cards showcasing this paper and the coordinating Painted Harvest Stamp Set. Continue reading

Paisley’s and Posies ~ Stampin’ Up! Products

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We have a few more days for the on-line extravaganza – click the picture above and it will take right to the goodies that are on sale – get a start of your Christmas shopping!

When the holiday catalog came out at the beginning of September it was just full of products that I knew I could not do without!  I am always attracted to flowers and have to really control myself from choosing those over other designs.

The Petals and Paisleys suite of products is kind of flowery but they aren’t true flowers and I did resist them for a while but I gave in and  over the last few days I have shared a number of projects using these products and I have just one more to share.
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Petals and Paisleys Thanksgiving ~ Stampin’ Up! Products

Today is the eve of Thanksgiving here in the USA.  Until I came to the States just over 15 years ago it was not a holiday I was familiar with, but over the years I have learned the meaning of the day and what it represents.

Falling in the autumn also means using the lovely rich tones that I love so much.  Many years ago my mother and I had our colors ‘analysed’ she was deemed to be a ‘Green Autumn’ and I was a ‘Golden Autumn’  ~ so I have used golden autumn colors in my card today. Continue reading