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Monday, September 4, 2017

Team Swap Monday 2017 Holiday Catalog #1 and Labor Day

Welcome back to my Team Swap Monday series!  I am excited to change topic into our 2017 Holiday Catalog and all things autumn, Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Years!
This is the card that I designed for our team swap. Fresh pressed apple cider = fall!  I easily combined the stamps in Merry Cafe to make this sentiment.  See the stamps HERE.

Here is a close up of the details that make it extra special.  You can see the Wink of Stella clear sparkle on the apple.  There is copper metallic thread sparkling in the loops of jute twine.

Here is my first design draft, too plain.  I realized I wanted more presence of Soft Sky to accent the designer series paper.
 When I start designing a card I pull out various card stock colors to match the designer series paper. After completing my 10 cards for the swap I layered these scraps to use up my leftover pieces.  It's a little busy but it works as a one-of-a-kind design! 

I am in LOVE with our Painted Autumn designer series paper.  The colors and prints make me so happy and inspired with eagerness to create!  You will want to order it for your projects, see it HERE.

Merry Patterns

We also have a new, exclusively offered stamp set called Merry Patterns.  You will qualify to earn it for FREE if you host a $300 workshop order or a $300 personal single order.
  1. Promotion period: September 1–October 31
  2. The Merry Patterns Stamp Set is exclusive to the host promotion and will not be available after October 31
  3. In order to qualify, the event merchandise total must reach $300 USD (before shipping and handling)
  4. There is no limit to the number of times the Merry Patterns Stamp Set may be earned, but only one set can be redeemed per qualifying order
  5. Orders must be closed by 11:50 PM (MT) on October 31
  6. The Merry Patterns Stamp Set is in addition to Stampin’ Rewards
  7. The Merry Patterns Stamp Set may not be exchanged for another stamp set

Labor Day Weekend 

This is a beautiful and fun tradition in Boise, our annual Spirit of Boise Balloon Classic.  We try to arrive before 7am so that we can watch the balloons inflate.

 The sun rises and the colors become brilliantly radiant and captivating.  Then they rise up and float out across the valley.
 We also made a stop at the Idaho Capitol Building to enjoy the quiet, still, space of early morning that was empty of typical downtown traffic.  

My daughter and I had such  a great time together going early on Saturday and Sunday mornings to admire the hot air balloon launch. Saturday included a dozen doughnuts to surprise the family.  Sunday was a Starbucks morning date for just us two!  I got to stamp on Sunday afternoon - which made me soooo happy!

Sign up for Paper Pumpkin here to get 50% off your September subscription.  All you need is a new email to open a new Paper Pumpkin account!

My online store is open 24 hours at

If you place order of $75-$149.99 before September 29th, with the host code above, you will receive a gift from me, a package of Linen Thread.

Orders of $150+ get the free gift and qualify for Stampin' Rewards.

Monday is usually Team Swap Monday.
Wednesday and Friday/Saturday feature designs made by me.

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