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Fall in New England

We’ve been busy here – moved this summer and am just now getting around to finding some much needed time to be crafty again. I have been keeping up with my Project Life though, and will post a big catch up post on those soon.

It’s chilly here today and the leaves are starting to change…. no denying that Fall is in the air! Definitely the best time of year in New England.

Today’s card is one I made for a Shoebox Swap last weekend at my good friend Liz Ballard’s.


I decided to try and make my own embellishments- similar to the cute one’s the Girl’s Paperie had out last fall. It was pretty easy with some crepe paper streamers and punches (and much less expensive!). Used one of my favorite Studio Calico stamps to make the chevron background. Love their stamps-so happy Hero Arts is making them now.

Have a great weekend!

hello… a citrus celebration

I had so much fun with the first Moxie Fab challenge, I decided to try out the Tuesday Trigger Challenge as well. This one was to use the above image as your inspiration. This one was a bit harder, as I typically don’t craft in these colors – at all. But, I do love polka dots, so I decided to use those and the orange color as my jumping off point.


I used a Hero Arts background stamp to make the polka dots, and traded the green for turquoise (old habits die hard), and added some American Crafts ribbon at the bottom.

Thanks for visiting. Happy Sunday!

supplies: Stamps- Hero Arts background, Studio G sentiment. Cardstock- Paper Source. Ink- Colorbox Frost White, Versamark. Embossing Powder- Zing! Aqua. Ribbon- American Crafts

Go See Do. a cityscape challenge

I love the challenges over on the Moxie Fab World blog, and finally got around to playing one – this was for the Cityscapes are on the rise challenge. You have until Monday night to upload your cards, so come play along!


I love this Hero Arts stamp, and have been looking for a reason to use it. Along with some of my other favorite things- this October Afternoon grey polka dot paper (possibly my favorite paper of ALL time). I recently found it at Two Peas and must have ordered 10 sheets. Also been loving the Zing! embossing powder, Studio Calico stamps, this delicious airmail twine and travel-themed cards.

I like that the passport stamp also doubles as a moon over the city. For once this came out just as I had hoped :)



stamps- Hero Arts international skyline, Girl’s Paperie passport stamp, Studio Calico ‘Go See Do’

Paper – Papersource (Night), October Afternoon grey polka dot, Making Memories Passport (postcard patterned)

twine – Divine Twine

Ink- Versamark, Jenni Bowlin spice tin

embossing powder- American Crafts Zing! rouge

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