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Halloween Gift Bags

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I have been seeing these cute little gift bags popping up all over the internet. They are created with the gift bag punch board.  I usually don't like to buy these punch boards as they are so expensive, but I thought that I could use it this holiday for some cute little gifts.

Since Halloween is coming up, I thought I would try out my new tool by making a Halloween bag.  I have had these cute little Halloween tags I got from VectoriaDesigns that I thought would work well attached to my bag.


These cute little Halloween Delivery tags would be so fun on a little gift. So creative for Halloween. I am going to try and find some matching green striped paper to go along with the tags and make a few more little goody bags for Halloween

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Bee Well

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Sadly this is my last post as guest designer over at Imagine That! It has been fun showcasing some of their new releases for you over the past two months, but alas...all good things must come to an end.


So with that I leave you with a simple message.. Bee Well. This is from the Goin' Buggy collection and is a cute one to have in your collection. I matted the mason jar onto yellow cardstock that has been embossed with Honey combs.


Here is the promo showing all the fun bugs! I want to thank Kris for the fun time and I hope to be asked back again sometime as guest designer!

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Pumpkin Spice Latte Please

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Hey everyone!
 It has been so hot here recently in Phoenix Arizona, I am anxious for fall to come..and with FALL comes one of my favorites...
Pumpkin Spice Latte


I have been itching to play with my new So Suzy Coffee Stamps and my Tim Holtz Coffee Die cut so I thought this would be a perfect weekend to bring them out and create with them.

I picked up some Fall theme'd paper over at JoAnn Fabrics to create the base and band of the card.  To create the Coffee Travel Cup I used The Sizzix die cut from Tim Holtz called Fresh Brewed.

Now did you know that those little cozy's we get with our Starbucks is corrugated paper? Well they are and I have been saving them up to us on my crafting. I up-cycled mine and created a little decorative cozy and also re used the Starbucks logo.

I added some raffia, bling and maple leaves to coordinate with my fall paper.  I Fussy cut the So Suzy  Coffee stamp and adhered it with foam dots.

Now here is a little secret.  If you adhere your coffee cup w…

Halloween Spider Goodie Bags - VectoriaDesigns

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Can you believe that we are almost at the end of August? While I love the Summer towards the end of it we tend to be counting the days until cooler weather. I live in Phoenix, and it has recently gotten up to 118 degrees. Now dry heat or not, that is ridiculous! So to get me in the Fall mood, I have been working on some Halloween Favor Bags. These bags were created using printables from VectoriaDesigns
These bags are perfect to use as favors for your next Halloween party, or just to give out little treats. The bags measure approximately 3.5" x 2.25" and are very easy to put together.


Here is a side view of one of the bags I made.

What I love about these is that there is no distressing of the paper or grunging it up to look old. It prints that way. All you have to do is cut, score and glue.


It is creepy and perfect for Halloween Treats. You can even fit a gift card into it or any fun little trinket.

Hope you like them!




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COUPON ALERT!

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COUPON ALERT!
Hey Ladies? Do you know about So Suzy Stamps? If you don't, you are missing out. Her line is so fun full of cuteness and SNARK, which is my favorite.
The DT team is having some friendly competition. If you place an order by August 31st and Use Coupon Code: MONICA20 you will get 20% off. Suzy offers other tools also on her shop, but the 20% off only applies to RUBBER STAMPS this time. But I am sure you will not be disappointed.
In addition, you will be placed in a drawing to win won of my passport cards. I am offering up a Halloween Passport card I have uploaded an example of a passport card for your viewing pleasure. If you want to see some of the other passport cards I have made, feel free to search my site. You will find several.
So don't delay, this offer is only good through August 31st!.

Above is an example of what my passport cards look like.
Below is some of the fun SNARK over at So Suzy Stamps!


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Inspiration Week - Day 5 Riley and Company New Release

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Today is the final day of inspiration week. We the Riley and Company Design Team sure hope you have enjoyed all our creations.

Inspiration week with the Design Team!
In this release there are 42 Funny Bones stamps; 11 inspiration stamps and 4 brand new images for a new character called Burt (he's a cat!) 
For my final inspirations I am sharing with you one of the new Halloween Funny bones...




Here is the inside:


For my final card I decided to leave you with one of my all time favorites. As a crafter, I get inspiration from all of you, the many crafters on line. I surround myself with dreamers and doers...
You will soon see why this is one of my favorite sentiments of the release...

What do you think?

These stamps are all available to purchase on the Riley and Company website now! We sure hope that we have inspired you to start creating. There as some fabulous sentiments along with our new character Burt...
Don't forget the Design Team also has some fun inspiration, so make sure …

Inspiration Week - Day 4 Riley and Company New Release

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I am back for day four's inspiration celebrating the new release for Riley and Company. We have been sharing with you an entire week of inspiration!

Inspiration week with the Design Team!
In this release there are 42 Funny Bones stamps; 11 inspiration stamps and 4 brand new images for a new character called Burt (he's a cat!) 
Today I am switching to celebrations...

This is such a fun sentiment for a friends birthday!



What a fun little saying for a little girls birthday card. What do you think?



These stamps are all available to purchase on the Riley and Company website now! There is no waiting until the end of the week. 
Don't forget the Design Team also has some fun inspiration, so make sure to pop on over to each of their blogs as well.

Frances ByrneHeather BolliJackie Rakoski-DiedikerJoy StaggKelly SantiKendra DeCotaSandye Curry
Sure hope to see you back tomorrow where I will be sharing more fun creations using stamps from the new release.
See you then!

For more fun and in…

Inspiration Week - Day 3 Riley and Company New Release

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It is day three of the Riley and Company Design Team celebration. We are celebrating the new release with an entire week of inspiration!

Inspiration week with the Design Team!
All week we have been sharing creations we have made using the new fun stamps. 
In this release there are 42 Funny Bones stamps; 11 inspiration stamps and 4 brand new images for a new character called Burt (he's a cat!)

I am here today with some Christmas cheer as well as some Hum bug...LOL
First the Cheer:



I just love this sentiment! Now for the Hum Bug...



This Riley Grinch is so fun, and the saying is perfect for candy treat toppers!

These stamps are all available to purchase on the Riley and Company website now! There is no waiting until the end of the week. 
Don't forget the Design Team also has some fun inspiration, so make sure to pop on over to each of their blogs as well.

Frances ByrneHeather BolliJackie Rakoski-DiedikerJoy StaggKelly SantiKendra DeCotaSandye Curry
Sure hope to see you back tomorro…

Inspiration Week - Riley and Company New Release Day 2

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I am back for day 2 of the Riley and Company Design Team inspiration week. The Riley and Company Design Team is celebrating the new release by sharing with you several of the new stamps by bringing you...

Inspiration week with the Design Team!
All week we will be sharing creations we have made using the new fun stamps.

In this release there are 42 Funny Bones stamps; 11 inspiration stamps and 4 brand new images for a new character called Burt (he's a cat!) We have all fallen in love with Burt and I am sure you will too once you see all the fun creations we have made using him.

The team is also creating for a challenge today where the theme is to use a funny sentiment. This Thanksgiving sentiment is perfect for this challenge.


** Actual stamp is smaller than what appears in my card. You can see the actual size over at the Riley and Company Website.

This release has lots of fun Fall sentiments for Halloween as well as Thanksgiving.  You may even find a few new Christmas Stamps...LOL!

PoP - Mid month inspiration

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Good morning I am here to share with you my mid month inspiration for the challenge over at Path of Positivity. If you have been playing along you know that our sponsors this month are Dee Dee's Digi's and Odd Ball Art.
The image I am working with is from Dee'Dee's Digi's and is called Lovin From my oven. 

This is a fun set perfect for so many occasions! There are several fun sentiments to go along with this kit, but I created my own this time around. 




There still is time to play along. Show us what Opportunity means to you. We would love to see what you create. 
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Inspiration Week - Riley and Company New Release Day 1

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Hi everyone! The Riley and Company Design Team is celebrating the new release by sharing with you several of the new stamps by bringing you...

Inspiration week with the Design Team!
All week we will be sharing creations we have made using the new fun stamps. 
In this release there are 42 Funny Bones stamps; 11 inspiration stamps and 4 brand new images for a new character called Burt (he's a cat!) We have all fallen in love with Burt and I am sure you will too once you see all the fun creations we have made using him.
So without further ado...let me introduce to you Burt!

Isn't he a hoot?  Here is the second part of the sentiment stamp. 


This release has lots of fun Fall sentiments for Halloween as well as Thanksgiving.  You may even find a few new Christmas Stamps...LOL!
Here is another fun Halloween card I have created. 

These stamps are all available to purchase on the Riley and Company website now! There is no waiting until the end of the week. 
Don't forget the Design T…

FREE- Halloween Skull and Bones Sentiment

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Skull and Bones- Fright Night

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The Skull image is free from Graphic Fairy used to create my own personal Halloween sentiment. Enjoy!
If you do download my image, please leave me a comment to let me know you stopped by. Become a follower and never miss out on a random freebie!

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If you wish to share these images, please direct people back to my blog rather than re distribute or post yourself.

Feel free to use as many images as you like, but please be sure to credit (or tell everyone) that you found them here on this site (Taylormadecards4u.com.)

CHF - National Lighthouse Day

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It is time for another challenge over at Cornish Heritage Farms.
National Lighthouse Day was August 7th, so Steph's challenge for you today is to feature a Lighthouse in your project. This is a digital image over at Cornish Heritage Farms and can be found by clicking HERE.
The sentiment I used this month for my card is from A Piece of Heart.



Want to play along?




If you would like to play along with us of course we would love to have you!

To play create a card using CHF images. You can use either CHF digital or rubber stamps to create a card or project.... anything you like as long as the stamps are Cornish Heritage Farms. (Yes, they can be older stamps).

 If you upload your card/project to Splitcoast Stampers please use the keyword CHF85. We can't wait to see what you create!

Don't forget to check the Cornish Heritage Farms Design Team's cards on their blogs:
Amber HillmanFrances ByrneSteph Ackerman