Fall for Holiday Countdown #7: For the Hostess with the Mostess

First, let me start my Countdown post today with a great big thank you for all of your kind words yesterday. I really do appreciate it… and there are so many of you that struggle with the same issue. So I’m glad I shared. So often we feel isolated in our grief, and sharing, communicating and creating can be such a valuable tool in healing. If you have no idea what I’m talking about, you can read THIS post to get caught up. If you’re ready to see the next project in my Fall for Holiday countdown, well you’re in the right place. I’m kind of excited about today’s projects – yes, plural! You get a two for one today because I designed a fun, vintage-y card for you and then decided it needed a “companion.” So I added a wine tag as well. I explain how the combo came about in my video today.  And if you’re just joining me, be sure to jump back a few days here on the blog because I’ve been sharing a new project each day since September 1st (the launch of the new Holiday Catalog from Stampin’ Up). We’ve covered fall, Halloween and

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Fall for Holiday Countdown Day #4: Clear Embossed Just for You

Happy Labor Day! I’m glad the sun is back out — at least for us here on the Cape. Hope it is for you, too! I’m just doing a little bit of work this morning and then I’m going to play for the rest of the day. It will likely be my last “play” day for a while! Of course I wanted to pop back in here today to share with you the next project in my Fall for Holiday Catalog Countdown! Today I’m playing with the Merry Little Christmas “mega” suite. It takes up two full pages in the new holiday catalog (pages 10-13). Specifically, I played with the Merry Little Labels bundle. I wanted to show how, while this suite — and this stamp set — are designed to be used for the holidays, it can most certainly be used all year long! Here is my card for today: This is a fairly straight forward card, but the part that was really fun and different (and what I really wanted to show you!) is the ombre stamping and clear embossing I did on the sentiment. Here is a close-up of that so you can see a bit more

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