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Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Time for a Christmas Sample

As I prep and pack for a weekend creative retreat I've gotten behind in my creating, so the card I'm sharing today is a card my friend Deb Lehigh (her blog is The Stamp Hut) created at one of our crafting sessions.  We also have a Facebook page together - Creative Duo- check it out!

We were creating samples and all supplies are from the annual catalog. I love her clean and simple cards they are always beautiful!  


Blessings, Missy





Each week in October I'll be having a weekly giveaway on my blog.  This week (10/16-22/17) you just need to comment and share on any or all blog posts this week for a chance to win.  The more you comment and share the better your chances!  Winner to be announced 10/23/17.   This week the giveaway will be a sampling of 2 of my favorite ribbons.   Good luck!





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Monday, October 16, 2017

Family time

This weekend I was lucky to spend a lot of time with some of my family.  Saturday's are almost always spent with my Grandson Oliver - both my daughter and son -in - law work long shifts on Saturdays.  We were joined by my middle son Tim and his new Bride Corinne as we went to a Fall Fest at Leg Up Farms.  It's a great Family friendly event.






After nap time we ventured to out Local Rail Trail for a Pumpkin Walk.  They lined a half mile section of the trail with carved and lit pumpkins.  I was able to snap these photos of Oliver before we started our walk and it got dark.  There is a local group of train enthusiasts that run these little train cars on the tracks beside the walking path.  He was so excited to see Thomas the Train!







What did you do this weekend?

Blessings, Missy

Don't forget about the DSP special this month!



Each week in October I'll be having a weekly giveaway on my blog.  This week (10/16-22/17) you just need to comment and share on any or all blog posts this week for a chance to win.  The more you comment and share the better your chances!  Winner to be announced 10/23/17.   This week the giveaway will be a sampling of 2 of my favorite ribbons.   Good luck!



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Sunday, October 15, 2017

May Your Glass Always Be Half Full

Love the Greeting on this card.  It reminds me that that having what we need  is enough, having what we want is a blessing.  



Supplies:

Half Full Stamp Set #144996-wood or #144999-clear
Basic Black Cardstock-#121045
Whisper White Cardstock-#100730
Garden Trellis Embossing Folder-#143741
Metallic Foil Doilies-#138392
Vintage Crochet Trim #144611
Black Rhinestone Jewels #144639
Memento Ink-#132708
So Saffron Ink#126957
#Cherry Cobbler Ink #126966
Aqua Painter #103954

Enjoy your Sunday and May your glass always be half full!
Blessings, Missy


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Saturday, October 14, 2017

Wine


Happy Saturday!
This cute little tag was a quick and easy project,
The cardstock was cut at 2" x 5"
The layering circle framelits curved the top and created the circle to go over the wine bottle.  



The tag is stamped with Memento Black ink.  Images are from  the Half Full Stamp Set.  Wine in the cups are colored in with Blushing Bride Ink and can you see the Wink of Stella ?



Just a small piece of Gold metallic Ribbon and a Gold Metallic Enamel Heart.
The tag look great on this Bottle 
 for 2.

Blessings, Missy

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Friday, October 13, 2017

Happy Hour

It's Friday and it's been a busy week for me.  I have another card to share with you today.  I had to add this ombre ribbon - It's one of my favorites!



Blessings,
Missy




Each week in October I'll be having a weekly giveaway on my blog.  This week (10/8-15/17) you just need to comment on any or all blog posts this week for a chance to win.  The more you comment the better your chances!  Winner to be announced 10/16/17.   This week the giveaway will be a sheet of the Metallic Enamel Shapes.   Good luck!



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Thursday, October 12, 2017

Half Full Giftcard

I'm always looking for ways to gift Gift Cards and I love this fold to tuck the gift card inside.

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This card is 4.25" x 11" scored at 2" and 7"



Love the silver trimmed ribbon for a touch of elegance.


The gift card fits into the embossed pocket when you open the card.

Supplies:
#144996(wood) or #144999(clear) Half Full Stamp Set
#126969 Elegant Eggplant Classic Ink
#132708 Memento Black Ink
#105126 Elegant Eggplant Cardstock
#121045 Basic Black Cardstock
#100730 Whisper White Cardstock
#102845 Blender Pens
#141681 Regals Enamel Shapes
#143741 Garden Trellis Embossing Folder
#144213  3/8" Silver Metallic-Edge Ribbon


Any day creating is a good day!
Blessings,
Missy


Each week in October I'll be having a weekly giveaway on my blog.  This week (10/8-15/17) you just need to comment on any or all blog posts this week for a chance to win.  The more you comment the better your chances!  Winner to be announced 10/16/17.   This week the giveaway will be a sheet of the Metallic Enamel Shapes.   Good luck!



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Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Dreaming of a White Christmas


While we have been enjoying a warmer than normal Oct in South Central PA, I thought is was a great time to start on some Christmas Cards 
Love this card!


Supplies:Half Full Stamp Set,Old Olive, Whisper White and Basic Black Cardstock , Memento Black, Old Olive and Ink, Water Color Pencils, Blender Pen, Metallic Snowflake, Layering Oval Framelits.

Blessings, Missy

Each week in October I'll be having a weekly giveaway on my blog.  This week (10/8-15/17) you just need to comment on any or all blog posts this week for a chance to win.  The more you comment the better your chances!  Winner to be announced 10/16/17.   This week the giveaway will be a sheet of the Metallic Enamel Shapes.   Good luck!



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Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Red or White?


Truth Tuesday- well maybe, lol!  
Half Full inspirations continue - With Red or White?  Which do you prefer?
I'm either but it needs to be sweet.  




Even if your friends are not wine drinkers I think the greeting is for everyone!

Blessings,
Missy

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Monday, October 9, 2017

Is your cup Half Full?

Do you look at things as Half Full or Half Empty? I choose to look at things as Half Full so I knew this set was for me!  Doesn't hurt that I enjoy searching for local wineries.  Until recently I've been a VA wine girl- there are a lot of very good wines in Western VA.  The other week I found a PA winery that I really enjoyed and it's only an hour from my home!

When I finally got around to creating with this set I couldn't stop so I decided to have a Half Full week on my Blog and Facebook page.  There will be a total of 14 projects over the next seven days shared on my 2 sites, so be sure you have subscribed and liked both so you don't miss any of these creations!

You can find the stamp set on page 42 of the Holiday Catalog.  Here is my first card using this set.



I went with simple and classic -
Supplies-Cardstock: Whisper White and Basic Black,  Ink: Memento Black, Watercolor Pencils and a Blender Pen add color to the stamped images and my favorite touch are the silver hearts from the Metallic Enamel Shapes.

I'll be back all week with cards, Bottle Tags, Gift Bags and more.

Blessings, Missy

Each week in October I'll be having a weekly giveaway on my blog.  This week (10/8-15/17) you just need to comment on any or all blog posts this week for a chance to win.  The more you comment the better your chances!  Winner to be announced 10/16/17.   This week the giveaway will be a sheet of the Metallic Enamel Shapes.   Good luck!

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Sunday, October 8, 2017

2nd Annual Ultimate Pink Blog Hop

Welcome to our 2nd Annual Ultimate Pink Blog Hop.   Grab a comfy chair and a drink we have 53 Blogs of inspiration for you today!




I decided to share a card I created for a local group called PINK Partners- they support Breast Cancer Patients and Survivors.  I've been creating Birthday and Encouragement Cards for several years for their members.

These are the Birthday cards - what better greeting than the pun "Seas the Day"


Supplies:
#100730-Whisper White Cardstock
#120953-Crumb Cake Cardstock
#144131 Fresh Florals DSP
#143695 So Many Shells
#141481 Seaside Embossing Folder
#126975 Crumb Cake Ink
#144084 Powder Pink Ink
#144219 Pearl Basic Jewels
Hope you enjoyed my card-  The list of hoppers is below - depending on which way your hopping next blog is either Debbie's or Tamera's Blogs - Enjoy the Blog Hop!
Blessings, Missy

Saturday, October 7, 2017

Quilted Saturday

It's a beautiful sunny day here is PA.  One of the things I've always loved is quilts.  I'm lucky to have some quilts from some wonderful women in my family.  And yes I've tried my hand at quilting, Small projects are ok, but not enough patience for larger projects.  So when I saw the Christmas Quilt Bundle I knew it would be a set I needed.




Love the Christmas Colors in these samples from the Holiday Catalog.
Here are the framelits to the bundle- I used the framelits
Decided to create some cards with the framelits  that were not Holiday.

Here is the first card I created,  a Thank You card


I wanted something bright and cheery and I know I need contrasting colors - so the Berry Burst DSP goes great with Night of Navy Cardstock.

The greeting is from Painted Harvest- Love this greeting!
Blessings and enjoy your Saturday!
Missy


Each week in October I'll be having a weekly giveaway on my blog.  This week (10/1-7/17) you just need to comment on any or all blog posts this week for a chance to win.  The more you comment the better your chances!  Winner to be announced 10/8/17.   This week the giveaway will be a 4 pack of beautiful cards featuring the Painted Harvest Stamp Set and Painted Autumn DSP.   Good luck!

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Friday, October 6, 2017

Greeting Cards? Who buys them?

I recently read an article on the spruce.com about who buys Greeting cards

1.) More than7 billion greeting cards are purchased every year with the annual retail sales of greeting cards are estimated at more than $7.5 billion.
2.)Nine out of every ten households buy greeting cards each year.  (I need to research how many cards are created)  The average household buys thirty individual greeting cards a year. 
3.)According to the Greeting Card Association, women account for eighty percent of greeting card sales. This means that four out of five purchases are going to be made by a woman. .
4.)When men buy cards they are likely to buy cards for special occasions and generally only for their partner and family.
5.)A greeting card can cost anything from 50 cents through to 10 dollars in a retail store. The average price of a greeting card falls between the $2 – $4 price band.
6.)The Greeting Card Association also reports that cards featuring special techniques, intricate designs, and new technologies are at the top of the price scale. This would suggest that handmade cards that feature lots of detail and unique designs should be able to command higher prices.
I have been doing craft shows for several years and I know that I do not ask enough for my cards, but I want them to brighten someone's day.  What was the last card you purchased?


How about a cute sample?  This card and cute treat bag made with the Pick a Pattern DSP.


Yes this paper is included in the Buy 3 Get 1 Free Special.  You can find this on page 188 of the Annual Catalog # 144163.

Each week in October I'll be having a weekly giveaway on my blog.  This week (10/1-7/17) you just need to comment on any or all blog posts this week for a chance to win.  The more you comment the better your chances!  Winner to be announced 10/8/17.   This week the giveaway will be a 4 pack of beautiful cards featuring the Painted Harvest Stamp Set and Painted Autumn DSP.   Good luck!

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Blessings, Missy

Thursday, October 5, 2017

Feeling a little green?

Sometimes is great to have a gender neutral Birthday Card in your stash.  This layout is quick and easy and helps to use up that paper stack!  This paper is from the Painted Autumn DSP in the Holiday Catalog - # 144613- page 49.  Garden Green is not a color that I usually use- which SU color is your least used???



Each week in October I'll be having a weekly giveaway on my blog.  This week (10/1-7/17) you just need to comment on any or all blog posts this week for a chance to win.  The more you comment the better your chances!  Winner to be announced 10/8/17.   This week the giveaway will be a 4 pack of beautiful cards featuring the Painted Harvest Stamp Set and Painted Autumn DSP.   Good luck!

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Blessings, Missy

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Birthday Greetings


Have you picked a favorite DSP yet?  Well, here's another sample- This Birthday greeting uses features paper from the Whole Lot of Lovey DSP - page 188 #144110.  It is included in the B3G1Free Sale currently being offered.


Do you love the quilted stamped image- The Christmas Quilt Stamp Set (# 144793) is from the Holiday Catalog on p.5.  It's part of a bundle that  has coordinating Framelit Dies 
You save 10% when you purchase them as a bundle (#146026)

This set will be used long after the Holidays!


Each week in October I'll be having a weekly giveaway on my blog.  This week (10/1-7/17) you just need to comment on any or all blog posts this week for a chance to win.  The more you comment the better your chances!  Winner to be announced 10/8/17.   This week the giveaway will be a 4 pack of beautiful cards featuring the Painted Harvest Stamp Set and Painted Autumn DSP.   Good luck!

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Blessings, Missy

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

You Make Me Smile



I love how a simple greeting card can bring a smile to someone.  I know it's fall, but still in love with the Delightful Daisy Suite.  The stamped flowers are from the Stamp Set- Daisy Delight #143669 on page 127 of the AC.  Designer paper is from the Delightful Daisy Pack #144137 page 189 of the AC and is included in the Buy 3 Get 1 Free DSP Sale that is going on right now!



What was the last card you created and gave to someone?

Be the smile in someone's day!

Each week in October I'll be having a weekly giveaway on my blog.  This week (10/1-7/17) you just need to comment on any or all blog posts this week for a chance to win.  The more you comment the better your chances!  Winner to be announced 10/8/17.   This week the giveaway will be a 4 pack of beautiful cards featuring the Painted Harvest Stamp Set and Painted Autumn DSP.   Good luck!

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Blessings, Missy

Monday, October 2, 2017

Painted Autumn DSP

Loving the crisp fall air here in PA.  Made for a perfect afternoon yesterday for a road trip adventure and found a new local winery that bottles a great Pumpkin Cider.  It was great chilled with my pulled pork BBQ from a local food truck, but had several people tell me it's great warm as well.  What is your favorite Hard Cider?   
Returned home and started creating with the Painted Autumn DSP.  I love the colors and patterns in this paper.


This is one of the papers that are on Sale this month and can be found on page 49 of the Holiday Catalog (#144613).  


Something the paper needs to be the focus of the card-
The paper is so beautiful it doesn't need covered up.  
Just a simple stamped greeting and leaf from the Painted Harvest Stamp set - leaves are punched out with the leaf punch.


Each week in October I'll be having a weekly giveaway on my blog.  This week (10/1-7/17) you just need to comment on any or all blog posts this week for a chance to win.  The more you comment the better your chances!  Winner to be announced 10/8/17.   This week the giveaway will be a 4 pack of beautiful cards featuring the Painted Harvest Stamp Set and Painted Autumn DSP.   Good luck!

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Blessings, Missy


Sunday, October 1, 2017

OMG -SALE, SALE, SALE




Lots of great sales going on in October!

First Stampin Up is having a Designer Series Paper Sale from Oct. 1-31, 2017.

the following papers are included in the sale-

I will be sharing samples all month and adding specials of my own each week. So stop by this blog daily and also my facebook page Creative Blessings with Missy.  My specials and giveaways will run Sun to Sat. and winners will be announced on the next Sunday.



Second Stampin Up Special a spectacular Sale for World Card Making Day 
that runs from Oct 1-10,2017.  The following items are all on SALE!


How awesome are these deals!  

Want the best deal of all!  Join my team from Oct 1-15th with mo Obligation- what do you receive?
$125 worth of product plus $50 worth of business supplies and free shipping for only $99.
You pick what you want to order so if you join you can pick any of the items that are on sale for 15% off, DSP for Buy 3 get 1 FREE and as a Demonstrator we are able from Oct 1-15, 2017 to pre order the new Stampin Blends (alcohol ink markers in light and dark shades of our exclusive colors)- and an exclusive new stamp set and kit.  Contact me for details on this!

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And don't forget to sign up for Paper Pumpkin before Oct 10th - the Oct and Nov Paper Pumpkins will co-ordinate.  I'm putting a free class on the schedule and we'll assemble together or create alternative ideas- you just need to bring your kit with you to class.

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SO much information today! I'll be adding samples and more information on all these great Sales.

I've also taken a challenge to Blog for 31 days!  I hope you continue to stop back and see what I post, comment and let me know what you you would like to see more information on or samples.  Your engagement brighten my days!
Oct 1st is the New Stampin Up Year- and I've set my goals very high - I'm stampin my way to Greece this year- it our exclusive trip we can earn.  Want to come with me?  I'd love to travel with you!

Blessings, Missy