Friday, September 17, 2021

September/October New Products Blog Hop


Welcome to the Sept/Oct 2021 Seasonal Catalog Blog Hop. This catalog is full of Fall and Christmas goodness. This is my favorite time of year, so I'm to see all the wonderful projects by these talented CTMH Makers. You should have come from Krista's Crafty blog. The hop is a circle; you can keep clicking on links until you get back to where you started. If you get lost along the way, head over to Melinda's blog for a full list of participants. 

I'm using the Pumpkin Spice-Scrapbooking set for the most part, but I've stretched them from Fall into other seasons. Here's my first card:

I added a sentiment from the Pumpkin Spice-Cardmaking stamp set as well as some background texturing from the Perfectly Imperfect stamp set with Shortbread and Black inks. Someone recently asked me what the difference was between a "scrapbooking" and "cardmaking" stamp set, and really, the only distinction is the sentiments. But the images--and often times the sentiments--are interchangeable.

If you look closely, you'll see that the coffee cup is checked like the scarf. That's because I cut the scarf so it fit behind the sweater and, as I looked at my leftover piece, I saw that I could get the coffee cup out of it. I love how it looks! I also added polka dots with White Gel Pens, a new product in the Core Catalog that went live on September 1.

This next card is almost identical to the first one but takes us into Winter and Christmas with the addition of an M-sized stamp (only $3.95 US) called North Pole Post.

I sponged a background lightly with Distress Oxide ink then splattered Harbor ink by squeezing the lid of my ink pad together to pick up ink in the lid. I then wet a paint brush and swirled it around in the lid before flicking the brush over my paper. Once it was dry, I stamped the postage images in Candy Apple and Harbor, making use of first and second generation stamping. The sweater and cup were colored using the same watercolor method of a wet paint brush and ink squeezed into the lid. I used Candy Apple, Harbor, Mink, and Toffee inks. The background patterned paper is from the new Mix-In paper, which is my FAVORITE thing about this catalog. Love, love, LOVE that paper!!

And this next one takes us into Spring with other patterns from the Mix-In paper. Told you I love it!

On this card, I used paper piecing for the boot bottoms and lid ink water coloring for the tops. The sentiment was stamped in Clover ink then rolled in Harbor ink. I didn't have and Clover paper, so I swiped the ink pad on plain white cardstock until it was solid, before cutting out the banner. I used one of the dies in the Waterfall Thin Cut set for both banners. The flowers coming out of the boots are stamps from the Pumpkin Spice-Scrapbooking set in Clover and Harbor inks (first, second, and third generation stamping--which basically means you ink up and stamp for first generation, don't reink and stamp again for second generation, and don't ink up again and stamp a third time for third generation). I accented with White Liquid Pearls for my flowers.

And then, just because I love all things fall and pumpkin, I also made this one.

This card uses the Pumpkin Spice paper in addition to the Pumpkin Spice - Cardmaking stamp set. If you visited the Core Catalog Blog Hop that went live last week, you saw that my first purchase was the new Embroidered Borders and Embroidered Circles stamp sets. They add so much to everything they touch! I stamped them in Harbor ink, but my main images are gold embossed. To round out the gold, I added a couple Gold Loose Sequins beneath the sentiment. The circles were cut with the Circle Thin Cuts which "just happen" to be perfectly sized to fit around the Embroidered Circles images. It's almost like they planned it! LOL!! I actually cut the circle with Papaya paper and hand cut the white circle close to the scallops to created a double mat.

I'm still working out of an emergency crafting suitcase that I carry with me every time the army moves us. My household goods don't arrive for another two weeks. Yeah... Soooo glad I have at least a few things to keep my fingers inky. I created this last card using one of the patterns from Make It From Your Heart-Volume 5, but I can't remember which one and can't look it up. I made it in New York at my DIL's house and--as it's HER book--I thought I should leave it there when we headed down to Kentucky. 

Now you're off to ScrappinKaty's blog. Again, be sure to hop all the way through to be completely inspired!

Until next time,


  1. You are amazing my friend!! Working from your Crafting Suitcase has created some ADORABLE cards!! Love all of them...and I'm really drawn to the winter sweater card, but then that acorn card has a pull...and ;) Thanks for sharing!!

  2. Wow! Your cards are wonderful as always! I love how you showed different themes.

  3. You've been busy! Love them all:)

  4. Wow I love all of these cards, but especially the Christmas jumper one!

  5. So very cute - love all of your cards!

  6. Love all of your cards! I really love those sweater cards, you have inspired me!


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