Hello and Happy Wednesday!

Just as a quick reminder, the November SKETCH FOR YOU TO TRY is still open, but just until tomorrow at noon.  You can find the link to it on the

sidebar to the left.  Happy stamping and good luck!

Our **NEW** COLOR CHALLENGE will be introduced this Saturday, November 16th.

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Are you local? Join us this Saturday for a Make ‘n Take at The Little Blue House in Keller.  See you there!

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It’s Wednesday and time for WEDNESDAY IN THE WORKS.

What is WEDNESDAY IN THE WORKS? It’s not really about one thing in particular, but rather “the works” of a stamped card or project.  Today we’re focusing on QUICK GIFTIES, but a variety of topics will be covered in this segment… from color combos to shaped cards to inspiration pieces to mixing and matching stamps and/or papers…and everything in between.

I adore making lil’ gifties…almost as much as I love Halloween! (wink).

With the holidays quickly approaching, it’s nice to have a few quick gifts (and stocking stuffers) on hand for friends, family, neighbors, teachers and hostesses.  Today I am sharing with a you a fast (and funny!) giftie.  And, while mass production is not my favorite thing, I will say that these are perfect for mass production.  I have already made 6, and I am sure that I will make more to have on hand.

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To create these, I grabbed some mini kraft bags (from Hobby Lobby) that I have been hoarding forever.  I stamped the horizontal stripes from SO STRIPEY across the lower portion of the bag in white pigment ink (I love white pigment ink on kraft!).  I then added the “eat, drink & be” and “for tomorrow we diet” sentiments from the *new* BRING ON THE MERRY set in black pigment ink.  The flag-ended banner is cut from our *new* TAG ME Confetti Cuts and is stamped with “MERRY” (BRING ON THE MERRY).  I popped up the banner with dimensional adhesive, as well as the “dec. 25” circle from TINSEL ‘N TRIM.  To embellish this cute lil’ giftie, I added black and white baker’s twine tied in a bow, a punched star and red sequins.  What’s inside?, you ask.  Twix Santas!…yum!  I think I’ll add a Starbucks gift card to a few of these and give them to my kid’s teachers when Christmas gets a little closer.

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Detail shot…

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eat, drink & be MERRY gifties

Stamps: Bring on the Merry, Tinsel ‘n Trim, So Stripey

Confetti Cuts: Tag Me

Ink: Black, White Pigment Ink, VersaMark

Other: Baker’s Twine, Dimensional Adhesive, Embossing Powder, Star Punch, Sequins

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