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November 2014

Mistletoe and Holly...

Today I am playing along with The Friday Mashup challenge.  I thought this one looked like a lot of fun and it took me a while to find the stamp set that would look good “dissected”.  But I found this PTI stamp set called Mistletoe and Holly and put it to good use. 1

I stamped the image on PTI soft stone and then cut away.  After I added the ribbon and glued the image down, I added the SU! dazzling details.  I had to do this twice – cause guess what I did the first time.  Yep, added the glitter and then tried to cut.  Ugh, apparently I was not thinking! 2

I wanted to add the word holly at the bottom of the image but I didn’t like it there.  Then I decided the image could fill in for the holly, since it was holly!  So the sentiment reads “Wishing you a Holly Jolly Christmas”.  Kind of smart, right?

Thanks for stopping by today!

Supplies:  CS:  PTI white, soft stone.  Stamps:  PTI Mistletoe and Holly.  Inks:  SU! cherry cobbler and old olive.  Memento black.  Other:  SU! dazzling details cherry cobbler and cherry cobbler seam binding ribbon.

Patchwork tree...

Today is a quick clean and simple card.  I made a patchwork tree from scraps of dsp that I have saved for quite a while.  They finally came in handy!

I used the PTI polka dot parade #9 die that cuts the layers of the tree separately.  It is pretty handy.  The die is in one piece but spaced to allow you to layer in paper and then cut all at once. 3

I glued the image to some very vanilla and backed that with island indigo (which looks more blue in this picture than it should).  Then popped the ovals up on early espresso, added twine and a button and was done.

I really like this little die and plan to do a few more cards with it.

Thanks for stopping by today!

Supplies:  CS:  SU! very vanilla, island indigo, early espresso and festival of prints dsp.  Stamps:  Wplus9 Heartfelt Holiday.  Die:  PTI polka dot parade #9.  Other: SU! island indigo twine and very vanilla button.

Gold paper...

I am all about elegant today.  I bought this delightful deco tree die from Simon Says Stamp.  It came with a Merry Christmas die that when die cut is very delicate.  I decided that I wanted a gold and white card.  So I die cut the deco tree using PTI white and then backed it with gold paper from Stampin’ Up! 1

I had to fussy cut the gold tree.  Then I cut the sentiment out of white twice and once out of gold and glued the layers together. 2

I ended up adding the black layer to help set off the gold and white.  I added some gold twine and a gold button from SU! and I was done.

Thanks for stopping by today!

Pals November Blog Hop...

Welcome to the November Pals Blog Hop, we are thankful you stopped by.  This month we are showcasing projects that show our thanks, including both thank you and Thanksgiving themed projects.

You may just be starting the blog hop or may have come from September Gray at on the Pals Hop. If you get off track at any time, the full lineup below will help you move along from blog to blog so you see all of the amazing projects.

I am hosting Thanksgiving dinner this year.  So I made a wine tag that is quite appropriate to attach to a lovely bottle of wine and give to the hostess.  Or to take said lovely bottle of wine, attach the tag, give to brother and have him give to the hostess (me!) as a hostess gift.  I will react with surprise, appreciation and a bottle opener!  Hosting is a lot of work after all!

Www.seejanestamp nov blog hop 1 (201x640)This image is from the Making Spirits Bright stamp set – lots of fun and lots of appropriate “spirits” for our different events this holiday season. nov blog hop 3 (627x640)This tag was made with the stampin’ trimmer and a variety of punches – circle, scallop edge and scalloped tag topper.  Add washi, rhinestones, ribbon and twine and you have an easy peasy gift tag.

 Happy Thanksgiving!!

The next stop is Nicole Watt at Pixel Maven’s Retreat on the Pals Blog Hop! Thanks for visiting and I hope to see you next month.

  1. Candy Ford at Stamp Candy
  2. Angie Valle-Peters at Paperluxuries
  3. Brian King at Stamp with Brian
  4. Beth McCullough at Stamping Mom
  5. Susan Itell at Simple Stampin
  6. Rae Harper-Burnet at
  7. Amy L. Lazzell at Just A Thought...Cards by Amy
  8. Natalie Bradley at Natalie Bradley Events
  9. September Gray at
  10. Jane Knudsen at see jane stamp
  11. Nicole Watt at Pixel Maven's Retreat
  12. Amy Whelan at Amy's Inklings
  13. Amy Hoptay at Inking of You!
  14. Peggy Noe at Pretty Paper Cards
  15. Martie Pollard at The Crafty Bandit
  16. Kerry Willard Bray at Peonies and Paper Chains
  17. Katy McGloin at Just Fun Stamping
  18. Mary Fish at Stampin' Pretty
  19. Susan Lankford at Stamp and Create With Susan
  20. Debbie Mageed at Secret Stamper
  21. Beth Beard at My little craft blog
  22. Lisa Ann Bernard at Queen B Creations
  23. Patti MacLeith at Papercrafts By Patti
  24. Wendy Klein at Doggone Delightful Stampin'
  25. Jackie Diediker at Stampin' Jackie
  26. Dawn Tidd at Tiddbits from Dawn
  27. Debbie Crowley at expressivelydeb...
  28. Kim Jolley at Stampin' Artfully
  29. Sue Becker at RnR Stamping
  30. Becky Volpp at Inkblossomwithbecky
  31. Kalyn Shubnell at The Stamping Chronicles
  32. Sherrie Gross at Stampin' Sunshine
  33. Nancy Gleason at My Stampin Space

Supplies – all Stampin’ Up!:  CS:  cajun craze, crushed curry, whisper white.  Ink: memento black and markers.  Stamps:  Making Spirits Bright.  Punches:  circle, scallop edge, scalloped tag topper.  Other:  color me autumn washi, rhinestones, hello honey ribbon, and linen thread.

Retro Rubber Challenge 1 continues...

We are on week 2 of the Retro Rubber Challenge.  Be sure to check out the blog to see the fantastic creations of Team B!

Be sure to play along!


  • Use older stamps. We suggest stamps older than 1 year. 
  • Follow the challenge given for the time period.
  • Post your creation to your blog or online gallery.  If you use an online gallery, please use the      Keyword  RRBC01
  • Link back to the blog using the InLinkz by the November 14th. 
  • Enter as many times as you like.

This is my second post today.  Be sure to scroll down to see my first post.


Gentle Peace part 2...

Today’s SU! Gentle Peace has two pictures.  I started out with a plain version and then decided to color.  I embossed the image with pool party embossing powder, cut it out and layered it on pool party CS.  The base was made with Bermuda bay and pool party CS and a piece of the motley monsters dsp.  I wrapped pool party twine around the layers to mimic the lines in the stained glass. 9
 After taking pictures and discovering how difficult it was to get a clear picture, I decided to color the image.  I opted to keep the palette of the papers and used the coastal cabana blendies.  I like the monochromatic feel of the card and was glad that I colored it. 1

As I said yesterday, I really like this stamp and expect it will show up on some of my Christmas cards.

Thanks for stopping by!  Tomorrow is the Pals November blog hop so be sure to check it out!

Supplies:  SU! Bermuda bay, pool party CS and motley monsters dsp.  PTI white.  Stamps:  SU! gentle peace.  Other:  memento black ink, pool party embossing powder, pool party twine, and blendies.

Gentle Peace part 1...

Today I am sharing one of the two Gentle Peace cards that I made.  This card was stamped in memento black ink and colored with my blendabilities.  The dsp that I chose to use drove the colors of the image. 2

I find this stamp set so beautiful – I love the image, the sentiments and the font.  I was surprised by the size of the stamp when I received this set.  And the next time I use this stamp set (excluding my post tomorrow) I am going to use a card size other than A2. 3

Don’t forget the Retro Rubber Challenge – Team B is up with their cards tomorrow!

Thanks for stopping by!

Supplies:  CS: SU! midnight muse, summer starfruit and print poetry dsp.  PTI white.  Stamps:  SU! Gentle Peace.  Other:  memento black ink and blendies.

Comfort and Joy...

I changed my mind at the last minute and will post the Gentle Peace projects either this weekend or next week.  I dug out one of my retired SU! Christmas sets and made this card instead. 3

I love the elegance of the stamp.  And it is a must to emboss.  Because the stamp itself is so intricate in design, I opted to keep the rest of the card very simple.  I selected PTI soft stone as the base and image and complemented it with SU! real red.  A little bling to give a little more sparkle and I was done. 4 (640x370)

Thanks for stopping by today!  I may be posting this weekend and if not, will be back on Monday!

Play along with the Retro Rubber Challenge!  Give your old stamps a workout!

Supplies:  CS: PTI soft stone and SU! real red.  Stamps:  retired SU! comfort and joy.  Other:  SU! silver embossing powder, real red ink, real red ribbon and rhinestones.  Versamark.

Merry tag...

I am really bad at wrapping presents let alone adding a beautiful tag to the gift.  Isn’t that awful?  I do all this paper crafting and never seem to have anything ready to use when I need it!  So I am going to try to make a tag every now and again in hopes of building up a supply.  I guess we shall see if I get that accomplished! 5

This was a fairly simple tag to put together.  I used PTI’s tag sale 9 and a little washi to perk up the edges.  Another dab of washi on a piece of scratch paper was used to punch the tree.  I added a few stamps and a sentiment and I was done.  I went looking for some twine to use to tie the tags together when I came across this beautiful silver ribbon instead.  Surprisingly I didn’t add any rhinestones and I think that would have made a nice addition. 6

Come back tomorrow – I made a couple of cards using the SU! Gentle Peace stamp set and plan to post those over the next couple of days.

Don’t forget to play along with the Retro Rubber Challenge – use your oldest stamps to make a project and then link up to the challenge!

Thanks for stopping by!

Supplies:  CS: SU! lost lagoon and PTI white.  Dies/punches: PTI tag sale 9 and SU! tree punch.  Ink: SU! lost lagoon, soft sky, pear pizzazz and memento black.  Stamps:  SU! endless wishes.  Other:  SU! all is calm washi and SU! silver ribbon.

Retro Rubber Challenge 1...

Big news!  Today is the debut of the Retro Rubber Challenge blog that I created with my friend Katie!  We are excited to be at the big day finally!  Our challenges will run two weeks in length and will give you plenty of time to combine our challenge with another one.  The first challenge is all about using your oldest/first stamp that you have!  It is anything goes. 

Today I am using this beautiful Calla Lily stamp.  I have had it for eons, not my first stamp, but fairly close to being my first stamp.  I also used some very old wet embossing color markers.  I couldn’t believe they still worked!  I colored the image with green, yellow and white.  Then crossed my fingers and stamped.  I embossed the image using clear embossing powder. 5 (546x640)My picture is a bit darker than I intended but it was the only way to get the lillies to show.  I stamped the image on PTI rustic white paper and layered with SU! garden green.  This stamp is one of my favorites that I had forgotten about!  What a shame! 6 (615x640)I have been a stamper for over twenty years.  I was invited to a stamp party and received my very first stamp – a free rustic house image about one inch in size.  I purchased a stamp set out of courtesy and promptly put it away.  Eventually I was invited to another party where I was hooked.  I have stamped on and off for years but more seriously in the last five years.  A few months ago I started my blog which has allowed me the opportunity to interact with a fantastic community of stampers and papercrafters.

Please play along with us as the Retro Rubber Challenge Blog!  Click on the link to see all the details and challenge rules!  Break out your old stamps and have some fun!