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Hootiful Happiness! with a Side of Retiring Goodies!

Welcome to Thanksgiving week!

     A few days ago I shared a peek at "mass production" here in my stampin' zone.  Well, see if you can tell what else has been happening on my table ... ...

Hint:  These little vests are ready to get a bit of texture.
Parts check .. ..  Time to find adhesive!
     Did you figure it out?!  If you already have the popular Owl Builder punch, no doubt you already know what's coming.    


     As it happens, I was sending out special gifts this past week to my Texas Rubber 'n Ink! team members, and these little owls were just hoot-begging to come out to spread the smiles!

Hootiful Happiness!
If you're interested in creating your own little Hootenanny production, you'll need these items:

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Psssst!  The "Into the Woods" designer series paper collection is on the Retiring List!  *Click here for the list of retiring Holiday Catalog items discussed in the previous blog post and get your favorite items while they're still available.   

Thanks for sharing some of your moments with me today!
Inky hugs,

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How Did We Get to Thursday?

How did we get to Thursday already??
I am in disbelief at how time is zooooooming along!  Whoooooooosh!

It's past time to share ... so share I will!
Since Fall has officially arrived this week, it's time for my Thank You's to reflect a more seasonal approach.  Here's the latest:



Even though I don't generally send 'Halloween' cards, I do send cards with a Fall or seasonal theme of sorts ... and I absolutely 'had' to have this year's Happy Haunting DSP.  Whether you like Halloween itself, or just enjoy the seasonal fun + colors, this paper is for you ... and for me!  I love the non-imaged sides of every sheet of the papers as well as the Halloweeny sides for treat bags and fun creations.  The page featured on this card coordinates perfectly with the Boho Chic Textured Impressions embossing folder too, for super-simple theme carryover.

The sentiment banner is easily created by cutting a 1"-wide strip of Very Vanilla C/S, then punching each end with the Banner Triple punch ... Yeah ... I do adore that punch!  I stamped with a small branch stamp from the Thankful Forest Friends set, then wrapped a strip of Happy Haunting Designer Washi Tape around one end before adding a cut "thanks" in Basic Black using the Greetings Thinlits. Try the new Fine-Tip Glue Pen next time you're adhering a thin-lined item such as the Greetings Thinlits or other word-style die cuts.  The ultra-thin point of delivery is terrific, and it's non-clogging via a splendid feature within the lid.  Yay!  Naturally ... Stampin' Dimensionals are lifting up the sentiment banner ... (Perhaps you already know that I consider them as a "must".)   All products will be listed as a group below for your convenience.  

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Inky (((hugs))),
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Bokeh Bermuda Thanks!

Whenever I just play around with inks, it seems to give me a sense of "freedom".  Maybe it's the way liquid inks/refills bring an intensity that's beyond the norm.  Or perhaps it's the combination with a little bit of water that allows the color to take on a movement of its own.  In any event, the results are never identical, always unique!
 
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Even before I had brought inks and papers to the stampin' table today, I had already spotted the latest challenge from Freshly Made Sketches, FMS175 and it seemed to be the perfect classic style for featuring today's inky creation, without covering up the results of inky play time.
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I'm already thinking of more versions for a thank you card stash using the Hello You Thinlits ... Oh how I enjoy these word dies and their fabby fonts!  You'll find them in the full-of-fun Occasions catty.

Sale-A-Bration is in full swing now, and every time your merchandise purchases reach $50, another free choice is yours, with no limits!  Free is oh so sweeeeet!

Please feel free to email any questions you might have via the Contact Bev button found over in the top left column of this blog.  I'm happy to be your Stampin' Up! Demonstrator and eager to help bring your creative ideas to reality.

Inky (((hugs))),

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Products Used for the project above:
INKS:  Craft Whisper WhiteInk Refills = Bermuda Bay, Crushed Curry, Rich Razzleberry

Curtain Call with Thanks to Paper Crafts + Scrapbooking!


How do I start this blog post?  What shall I say?  Okay ... here goes:

It's my privilege to participate in an exceptional blog hop today ... 
... and it all started with a magazine.  

If you're a lover of cardstock, paper, ink, stamps of rubber or photopolymer, perhaps you've read one of the publications ... or 63 ... or more.  Paper crafters near and far are cyber-gathering today to bid fond farewells to a treasured source of inspiration ... Paper Crafts + Scrapbooking Magazine.  Earlier, we knew it simply as Paper Crafts Magazine.

My subscription to Paper Crafts spanned several years.  Cabinets here in my studio easily testify to that.  Along the way I was thrilled to see my daughter, Jessica, become a Stampin' Royalty winner.   Always being one to challenge herself, Jessica's follow-up act was to became one of PC's Go-To-Gals!  
 Throughout the years, Jessica and I rarely attended CHA at the same time, but I did manage to catch a few fun pics.  Hmmmm ... I wonder if I actually squealed when I first hugged the original Ms. Moxie Fab, Cath Edvalson??  Her smile can light up the day!  The dynamic editorial staff at Paper Crafts holds a special place in my Texas heart for sure.  I feel blessed to have shared a wee bit of time with each of them along life's way.
I'm pretty sure I did squeal the first time I hugged Teri Anderson for real.  LOL  To this day, she is a non-stop creative talent! >>>>><<<<<>............>>>>>..>>>>>>> >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>><><>>> Needless to say, I truly owe my own paper crafting lifestyle to Jessica's initial influence.  Our styles are completely different, but I remain her biggest fan.  And honestly, it's the people I've met and hugged and shared time with throughout my own paper crafting journey that makes my heart smile time 'n time again.
 And so it is in honor of Paper Crafts + Scrapbooking Magazine, the consistent flow of creative inspiration, and the delightful peeps behind and in front of the scenes, that I share my personal "Thank you all, from the heart!"   


I employed a little stretch here, and substituted splattered white acrylic paint for ink!   As you can see, Paper Crafts will always have a piece of my heart.

To everyone from Paper Crafts and Scrapbooking Magazine, thank you, thank you, thank you  ... from the heart!


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 BLOG HOPPING SCOOP:
If you started your blog hopping experience at the very beginning, you've been a busy hopper!  In that event you've possibly arrived at my blog from Laurie Willison's blog.  And now you're invited to visit Nina Yang at her Waffle Flower blog!

It's been my sincere pleasure to share with you all today!
Inky (((hugggsss))),

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*Following is a list of the many, many fans of Paper Crafts & Scrapbooking Magazine who are sharing their thanks today!



Spreading the Thanks!

Can you feel it? 
Thanksgiving is in the air!   Yes!!

Thanksgiving could very well be my favorite holiday.  It always evokes beautiful memories ... and a couple or three "oopsies" as well.  (No more about those here!)  Plus, there isn't that "rush/crush" of gift shopping & worrying that everything pleases recipients.  Plain & simply .. It's family, sharing, being thankful, {{{hugs}}}, being with my children + my Grands, and also my son's birthday every few years.  Yes!  I became a 'Mom' on a Thanksgiving morning, some time ago. 

This month, the SCS Dirty Dozen's Central Theme is "Warm & Welcoming".   This year has been quite rewarding for me, and I find myself creating & sending thank you cards each month.  But this year, I'm considering the idea of "spreading the thanks"!   Essentially, I plan to create several sets of thank you cards to give as gifts.  So here goes with my first set created with "spreading the thanks" in mind!
Don't recognize the stamp?  It's from the newest photopolymer set by Stampin' Up!, "Banner Blessings"!

The first two cards in my set are heat embossed in Crushed Curry embossing powder.  I adore the way the stamps' font reminds me of embroidery stitching!  IMO, it adds a special charm to this set.  


Naturally we include envelopes when gifting card sets, and they're typically all white or vanilla.  Not this time!  I rarely find myself combining vanilla and white envelopes within a set ... but here's an exception.   ;)
I have to say ... the "Color Me Autumn" designer series paper (12"x12") is one of my favorite collections for this year.  Rich colors, wonderful coordination with the 'For All Things' stamp set, and very easy to use as it seems to get the creative ideas flowing.

The weekend is here!  I'm thankful for the rain falling here in my little area of Texas today.   However, it's a cold rain, so I'm staying inside instead of wishing to be inside.  Thanks for your visit today!

Warm & Inky {{{huggss}}}!

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