Color Combo Blog Hop

Color Combo Blog Hop


I love Stampin’ Up! demonstrator blog hops! Our challenge was to create a card using the Stampin’ Up! colors of Melon Mambo, Night of Navy and Lemon Lime Twist. I thought the Paisleys and Posies stamp set would be a perfect set with these colors. 

We have a small group today because so many Stampin’ Up! demonstrators are preparing for OnStage in Salt Lake City (I am so excited!) but I hope you enjoy the cards that you have seen. To hop back to the beginning of the hop and see Elisabeth’s post again, click on the image below.  The products I used are listed below that link.

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 Create Joy! Deena

Happy Halloween & Thank You!


I did it, I made it to October 31 and completed my 31 Day Blog Challenge.  So, Happy Halloween & Thank You!

I loved the challenge of writing every day and creating cards and posts to share with you.  It was a lot of work, but I really enjoyed it. Thanks to all of you for reading and following along. I am especially thankful to those of you who took the time to comment either in a post or by replying to the email you receive. I can’t tell you how much it means to receive feedback and comments.  Thank you to each of you!

I will continue to blog but not every day like this month. It will probably be 3 – 4 days a week just because there will be so much going on and new things to share with you from now until after the New Year. The new Stampin’ Blends will be available this week, November 1 and I will be attending Convention in early November and hearing about the new catalogs and products. Of course, we are still making cards for Thanksgiving, Christmas and the New Year. I won’t be able to share information regarding the new catalogs right away but as soon as we can I’ll be excited to share so that you can begin planning for January and the best sale of the year, Sale-a-bration! 

Product List

So enjoy all the little ghosts and goblins for Halloween but please be sure to keep pets inside and safe, all the excitement can be upsetting to them.

Double double toil and trouble;  Fire burn and cauldron bubble.    – William Shakespeare

Create Joy! Deena

 

A Sheltering Tree

Did you have a Sheltering Tree growing up? For me it was the large Maple in the back yard of our family home – it provided lovely shade, we fed and were entertained by the squirrels and a large variety of birds and the leaves, oh boy, the leaves every Fall. I also remember the small evergreen my grandmother planted when I was in grade school. I still have a picture of it waist high. Now the tree towers over my brother’s home on the property. It is showing signs of age after 50+ years. It is hard to imagine a time that it won’t be standing there.

Now I have a tree of my own. I planted it for the yellow and orange leaves it would produce each Fall, so my Mom could look at them. Unfortunately by the time it was a couple of years old and changed colors, she had passed. I watch it begin to change and think how she would love it. 

I saw a Halloween card created by a fellow demonstrator using the black tree in the Spooky Night Designer Series Paper (DSP) and the Wood Textures DSP as a fence or gate. It was very cute but it inspired me to use the Sheltering Tree stamp and make a fence using the Wood Crate Framelit.  Of course there needs to be a few falling leaves. 

I’d love to hear from you in the comments – what was or is your sheltering tree?

Paper Pumpkin Update

I saw a Facebook update from a fellow demonstrator who received her October Paper Pumpkin today. Adorable! I can’t wait to receive mine. For those of you who have subscribed – it is super cute! October uses the green plaid in the Merry Little Christmas DSP pack.  I don’t want to spoil the surprise but wait until you see the cards and stamps!

Love is flower like; Friendship is like a sheltering tree.    – Samuel Taylor Coleridge

Create Joy! Deena