Monthly Archives: September 2012

Fred, She Said Early Autumn Blog Hop

Here is post number 3, I hope your still with me:) !

Welcome to the Fred, She Said Early Autumn Blog Hop!  Summer has ended and memories remain!  The FSS team wants to share with you the newly released FSS images!
If you have arrived from Crystal’s blog, you are right on track. If you are just happening by, you will want to start on the FSS Blog. (


Collect a secret word on each blog along the way, leave us some love on our posts and follow the directions at the end of the hop for your chance to win this FABULOUS PRIZE!
One winner will receive ALL of this:
$25 GC to CropStop (provided by Fred She Said)
$25 GC to Fred She Said Store
Hop ends Friday, October 5, midnight EST.
I usually have two projects and tonight is no different;)  Please scroll all the way to the end to see my second card for this post:)
Here’s my first card, you can click on it to make it larger:
I love this paper!  I found it in my stash, so there’s no telling when I bought it, or from where:(  The colors just seemed too perfect for me not to use it!
My image, of course, is a pre colored digital image from Fred She Said called Raking.  This is my second card today with this cute image, I actually have one more in progress on my work table;)
I used Spellbinders Oval, and Scalloped Oval dies for my sentiment, which I made on my computer. The rest of my products are Stampin’ Up!  I used Daffodil Delight for the background  color, and Tempting Turquoise.  I used Bakers Twin in Early Espresso and white, and tied it to a Pumpkin Pie corduroy button (retired).  Popped everything up and all done:)  Okay, not exactly……I changed out the papers three or four times.  lol   That’s why I make so many similar cards, I just can’t choose one! lol
Your secret word on my blog is    bliss
Your next stop on the hop is Nancey’s blog.
Here is my second card for the Blog Hop, you can click on it to make it larger:
More printed paper that I don’t have any idea where it came from, sorry:(  But of course, my pre colored digital image is from Fred She Said!  This image is Blue Jay,  the set includes 7 versions ( with blossoms, just leaves, fall leaves and snow capped ).  They’re all beautiful, and I’m sure I’ll use them all! lol
Thanks for coming by, I hope you’ll visit the Fred She Said blog and sign up for newsletters.  You’ll receive notice of the blog hops and any freebies that might be posted! 🙂  Also, stop by the FSS store, there are lots more new images that I haven’t used yet!
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Filed under Emma, Fall-Autumn, Fred She Said, Stampin' Up!

Friday Mashup #78

Here’s my second post for tonight, there will be one more!  This post is for the Friday Mashup #78.  I have been a guest designer the month of September, it was lots of fun.  Be sure to check them out!  Here is the challenge for this week:

So here is the “Mashup” Challenge:


  1. Make a “Fall Leaves” themed project.
  2. Or Make a project with “Twine”.
  3. Or “Mash it Up” and create a “Fall Leaves Themed project using Twine”.

I used Fall and Twine;)  Here’s my card, you can click on it to make it larger:

I am actually typing out all these blog entries tonight.  I don’t seem to do well when I save them as drafts:(  As a result, no supply list.  I’m sure I’ll get better at this.  Thanks for your patience:)

Here’s what I used:  my precolored digital image is from Fred She Said, it’s called Emma in the Leaves.  You can also get it un colored here.

I used a few colored leaf buttons that I got last year from Michaels.  Everything else is Stampin’ Up!

I used Early Espresso for the far back, on top of that is Cajun Craze with leaves from French Foliage.  I stamped them with my VersaMark ink pad to give a nice soft look. On the left is a pretty piece from Spice Cake DSP.  I got it in digital version, love it!

I used my Stampin’ Up! Top Note Die to cut out my image, than added my little buttons.  On Very Vanilla, I Stamped another leaf from French Foliage.  I used Cajun Craze, Old Olive and More Mustard to highlight the image.  I added some Twine (retired) and an Antique Brad.  At the bottom I used the Autumn stamp from Season by Season (retired, I just can’t give it up).

It might sound complicated, but it is actually pretty simple:)  The hardest part for me is always picking my paper and colors!  I get really frustrated:(   I actually cut several different colors and try them all! lol  I know, I overthink:(  lol

Anyway… thanks for coming by again:)  If you are stopping by for the first time or rejoining after my first post tonight, I’m glad you’re here:)  I have one more post tonight and it’s a Blog Hop for Fred She Said!  Be sure to come back, there will be prizes!








Filed under Challenges, Emma, Fall-Autumn, Fred She Said, Friday Mashup, Stampin' Up!

Freshly Made #54

I hope you’re ready, I have 3 different posts for you tonight!  The first one is Freshly Made #54. Here is the sketch for this week:

Here is my card, you can click on it to make it larger:

Nice and simple today:)  There will be no supply list today, I will tell you everything I used:)  First, my image is from Fred She Said, this image is called Raking.  This is Emma and Rosey, so cute!  The image also comes uncolored if you love to color;) I cut it out with Spellbinders-Lacey Ovals.

Everything else is Stampin’ Up!  I used as my floral background a paper from Spice Cake, it’s available in digital form from Stampin’ Up!  It prints up really nice on my photo project paper-matte, from Target:)  I used Soft Suede (brown), Daffodil Delight (yellow), and Pumpkin Pie (yep, orange).  I used some SU Bakers Twine-Early Espresso and white, and finally a Pumpkin Pie corduroy brad (retired).

Not too much to remember, it’s a simply made card;)

Thanks for coming by, I’m always glad to have company:)  Be sure to stop back for two more new posts!


Filed under Challenges, Emma, Fall-Autumn, Fred She Said, Freshly Made, Stampin' Up!

Merry Monday #34

Wow, I’m actually ahead of myself this week!  I have my Merry Monday done on Tuesday! 🙂  How efficient is that?  Yeah, it won’t happen often. LOL  Here is this weeks sketch:

Here is my card, you can click on it to make it larger:

I LOVE BLUE!!  I also love Blue Jays:)  This is another new pre-colored digital image from Fred She Said!  Tracey has been busy, and I haven’t even used some of her new images:(  !  I had better get busy!  This set, Blue Jay, you can get in B&W, or pre-colored.

The pre-colored version has leaves for Summer, Fall, 4 different Spring flowers, and this Winter image, which actually has some green leaves, but I cropped them out.  Tracey, explained to me that she was thinking of an early snow with leaves still attached to the leaves:)

The blue background paper is also Fred She Said, FSS – Christmas Papers 1 – 2009.  This set has two different blues, but I liked this one:)

I used Spellbinders Circle and Scalloped Circle dies for the main image.  I used some black ribbon, and some sparkle from my stash.  It went together very quick and simple, but still pretty, I think;)

Fred She Said is having another Blog Hop this coming Friday, Sept. 28th.  I hope you’ll stop by for more new cards and a chance to win prizes! 🙂  

For anyone who leaves a comment today, I will have a random drawing for this card!  I will collect comments until Friday, Sept. 28th.  Just a little thank you for those of you who have been stopping by;)

Thank you for viewing my cards, I read and appreciate all comments! 🙂



Filed under Always Playing With Paper, Challenges, Christmas, Fred She Said, Merry Monday

Freshly Made #53

I made a card for this week, and I did mention I would show you.  It’s actually on my other blog.  I will put the photo here, but if you would like the instructions and/or supply list, please go here.

Thanks for stopping by today!  Another Merry Monday coming up soon:)

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Filed under Challenges, Christmas, Freshly Made, Stampin' Up!, Uncategorized

Merry Monday #33

OMGoodness, I am so late this week!   It’s been a really busy week!  I only have a short while to get this posted, so I will get right to it!

This card is for Merry Monday #33, head over there and check out all their Christmas cards!  Here is the sketch for this week:

Here is my card, you can click on it to make it larger:

This card is pretty straight forward, so please see my supply list below.  I used a pre colored digital image from Fred She Said, called Emma the Caroler.  Be sure to check out the Fred She Said Store for some new products:)  Also, remember to come back Friday for the next FSS Blog Hop, there will be prizes!

I am hoping to have my Freshly Made card up today, tomorrow at the latest!

Thanks for coming by, see you soon! 🙂


Stampin’ Up!

Stamps-Snow Swirled, Beautiful Season

Paper-Real Red, Basic Black, DSP-Night & Day (retired, but still available in My Digital Studio)

Misc-Scalloped Punch, Extra-Large Oval, Rhinestone Basic Jewels, Stampin’ Dimensionals, Tombow glue

Other Supplies

Pre colored digital image by Fred She Said, Emma the Caroler

Misc-Memory Box Die-Crips Bows


Filed under Always Playing With Paper, Challenges, Christmas, Emma, Fred She Said, Memory Box Dies, Merry Monday, Stampin' Up!

Friday Mashup #77

Another card for the Friday Mashup this one is #77.  I’ve enjoyed being a guest designer this month:)  This card was not Simply Made.  Well, it wasn’t hard, just very time consuming!  Here’s the info for this weeks challenge:

So here is the “Mashup” Challenge:


  1. Make a “Indian Summer” themed project.
  2. Or Make a project with any three colors from “Cajun Craze, More Mustard, Raspberry Ripple, Lucky Limeade & Early Espresso”.
  3. Or “Mash it Up” and create a “Indian Summer Themed project with the color combo”.

Too bad for me, the info I received as a guest designer didn’t include the “any three colors” part.  I used all the colors listed!  Also used the theme:)  Here is my card and then I’ll tell you about it.  You can click on it to make it larger:

For those of you who follow me, you will be shocked again!  Not only did I color my apple image, I hand sponged all of my plaid!  Yes, I did!  I even took photos to show you!  Sadly, someone else downloaded my camera and my “how to” photos got lost:(  But, I will tell you what I did.

I took some Very Vanilla paper from Stampin’ Up! and used my ink pads and sponges to make “lines”.  I started on the right side, I used blue painters tape and pieces of card stock to block off an area to sponge.  I worked my way across to the left using light sponging or more aggressive sponging.  You can see some lines are darker than others, I just sponged on more color.

I used Stampin’ Up! ink pads by just inking up my sponge.  Starting on the right, I used More Mustard, Cajun Craze, Early Espresso, Cajun Craze, More Mustard, Cajun Craze, More Mustard.  My Early Espresso looks black, but it’s actually a very dark brown.  I used Early Espresso to make my lines.

I used Lucky Limeade behind the apple and for the cellophane covering the apple.  I used Raspberry Ripple for the far back, background paper, and for the apple. For the stick I used More Mustard, very lightly.  For the whole apple image, I used my Aqua Painter and just stamped some ink onto my glass worktop, then picked it up with my Aqua Painter.

I have to repeat, it was not hard, just time consuming!  When I have more free time, I think I will try some other plaid designs.  I love how it came out! 🙂

I’m sorry, I don’t remember where I bought my apple rubber stamp, I bought it a number of years ago:(  If anyone has this stamp (it came unmounted with two other stamps as a set) and can supply the store info, I would appreciate it if you would share the info:)

The leaf gems I bought at Michaels about a year ago, but I saw some recently in the $1.50 bins.

If you have any questions, I would be happy to answer if I can:)

Thanks for stopping by today:)  Be sure to check out the Friday Mashup to see what everyone else has done:)


Stampin’ Up!

Paper-Raspberry Ripple (in color), Lucky Limeade, Early Espresso

Ink-Raspberry Ripple, Lucky Limeade, Early Espresso, Cajun Craze, More Mustard

Misc-Large Oval Punch, Scallop Punch, Tombow glue, Stampin’ Dimensionals, Stamping Sponges, Aqua Painter, Stampin’ Write Marker-Early Espresso

Stamps-Season by Season (retired ’05)

Other Supplies

Stamps-Candy Apple (unknown seller)

Misc-Leaf Gems (Michaels)



Filed under Challenges, Fall-Autumn, Friday Mashup, Stampin' Up!