ICS Blog Hop Color Challenge


Howdy, Everyone!

It’s that time of the month when the ICS Blog Hop happens! WooHoo! I love hopping with these ladies!!

Yes, it has been awhile since I posted anything again. Life has a way of doing that sometimes. I had lots of visitors during August and then also went to see my sister in Septemeber, who is slowly losing her battle with cancer. I’ll be leaving again next week for a long weekend. Sadly, it will be the last time I see her. Please bare with me and have patience if my posts are scattered for while. I’ll get myself on track again soon!

Ok, enough sad stuff…it is time for the monthly Inspire, Create, Share Blog Hop and I am ready this month! It’s a color challenge and for me it was a time to get Happy for Halloween!

Here are the colors we needed to use:


Aren’t those some fun colors?! They totally screamed HALLOWEEN at me, so I went for it!

My Silver Metallic ink is on back order (yes, a necessary evil at times) and so I made do with all the other colors and tossed some Silver Metallic thread on there instead!

I used the new Harvest Hellos stamp set and matching punch for the pumpkins and sentiment. I also used a new technique…well, new to me…bubble wrap stamping. How cool is that?! I rolled a bit of bubble wrap onto my ink pad and then rolled it onto the card stock! Did I take a picture, you ask? Um, nope. 😦 But I promise to next time, for sure! I plan on using this easy technique a few more times! Keep an eye out for it!

Another new thing I did was to use the Tailored Tag punch, which I affectionately call the Hampton Inn punch because it is shaped the same as their sign. 🙂 Kinda funny! I drive by there daily and it makes me want to go home and use this punch! So, today I did! I stuck a strip of cardstock across the middle of it and punched out what I actually needed since the punched image would have been way too big. Cool, eh? 2 new techniques in 1 post! I amaze myself. 😉

So, here is my card. What do you think? Please do comment below!


Supplies are listed below as well as other current Stampin’ Up! specials and information you need to know! For now, you can hop on over to Lisa Ann Bernard and see what these colors inspired her to create!



Thank you for reading and taking this crafting journey with me! It’s nice to have you along! Enjoy your Stampin’, Scrappin’, and Craftin’ journey! Please leave a comment and let me know your thoughts about this project. Feel free to CASE my projects and share them in the comments! I love to see what others create! 

Blessings, June


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October Kit

Kit details: Makes 10 cards and envelopes

Card size: 4 1/4″ x 5-1/2″ (10.8 x 14 cm)

Envelope size: 4-1/2″ x 5-3/4″ (11.4 x 14.6 cm)

Coordinating colors: Early Espresso, Pool Party, Poppy Parade, and Shaded Spruce

November Kit

Kit details: Makes 24 holiday-themed gift tags of 4 various sizes and designs.

Coordinating colors: Early Espresso, Pool Party, Poppy Parade, and Shaded Spruce

The October and November kits coordinate; however, each kit is all-inclusive and can stand alone.

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SU! Glamper Greetings

Good Afternoon!

Last night I finally opened up my Glamper Greetings stamp set from the Winter Occasions catalog…and it happens to be on sale right now for the Online Extravaganza! The Playful Palette patterned paper I used will be on sale Nov. 28th Only for 24 hours…

I used the Emerald Envy cardstock for my base, a piece of the Playful Palette paper and Very Vanilla for this card. I chose to make a fall scene since Thanksgiving is tomorrow. Isn’t the pie in the window so cute?!

I also did some coloring for only the second time ever. I used my Blender Pen and really like how easy it was to use! That could become a new friend of mine when I have stamps that need some color added! I also masked the camper so I could put the trees behind it! I am beginning to think that if I use this many steps, I should learn to remember to take pictures along the way…I am such a newbie to this blogging stuff.


So, I am on a creative roll and very happy for it! I will keep crafting and keep sharing! Let me know what you think! Even if you don’t like it or have ways to improve it! I’m open.

Enjoy your day! Happy crafting!

Blessings, June

Challenges this card has been entered into:

Melonheadz Friends – Harvest Blessing Challenge

Brown Sugar Challenge Blog – Challenge #225 – Anything Goes

A Bit More Time to Craft – Challenge #32 – Anything Goes

Penny’s Paper-Crafty Challenge – Challenge #305 – Anything Goes

Hiding in My Craft Room – HIMCR #276 – Show Thanks