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Autumn Dinner…

Tomorrow is September 1st…almost fall, right?  Thinking forward to November and Thanksgiving, I’ve made some pretty table pieces to make each guest feel special…


Its hard to tell from this photo, but I did want to show a close up.  Here’s how it might look on your table…


Now before you ask, the small frame is from Hobby Lobby.  The overall size is 4-1/4″ x 3-3/4″.  Inside measures 2-1/2″ x 2″.  They look nice on the table and would make a nice hostess gift if you wanted to give them as gifts to each guest.

Here’s the Stuff ‘N Digits for you…


  • Paper:  Copper Foil, Thick Whisper White and Fruit Stand Designer Series Paper.  Plus White packing sheet found in DSP.
  • Ink:  Daffodil Delight, Pear Pizazz and Old Olive
  • Stamp:  None!
  • Tools ‘N Embellishments:  Linen Thread, Pretty Pines Thinlits, Burlap ribbon, Rose Wonder Framelit, Aqua Painter, Water Spritzer


Napkin Rings

  • Cut a piece of white packing sheet from DSP 1-3/4″ x 6-1/2″.  Cut a piece of DSP 1-3/4″ x 6″.  Glue DSP to packing sheet flush at one end.  Add glue to 1/2″ where DSP does not cover and glue together in a circle.
  • Cut one of each of the pine boughs from Thick Whisper White cardstock.  Remove thinlit but leave pine bough in cardstock.  Using a water spritzer and your Aqua Painter with Daffodil Delight, Pear Pizazz and Old Olive ink…spritz boughs with water, add Daffodil Delight ink to painter and lightly go over each bough.  Follow with a brushing of Pear Pizazz and then Old Olive down the centers.  Dry with heat gun and remove from paper.  Glue the three boughs together at stem end.
  • Cut two pine cones from Copper Foil.  Glue together at an angle then to the stem end of the pine boughs.  Make bow from Linen Thread and glue to top of pine cones.
  • Cut a piece of Burlap Ribbon 7″ and glue one end to center of napkin ring.  Fold the opposite end under 1/2″ and glue over opposite end.
  • Add pine boughs and cones to front center of Burlap Ribbon.

Seating Placement Frame

  • Cut a piece of DSP 2-1/2″ x 2″ for frame background.  Cut a Copper Foil background piece using Rose Wonder Framelit and glue to background DSP centered.  I realize the punch I used here for the name is retired, but any shape (could be oval) could be substituted.  Place all inside frame.
  • Make another pine bough and cone piece exactly like the one for the napkin ring and glue (I used hot glue) to top left corner of frame.

I plan to make a set of these for a Christmas Craft Fair I finally got in after applying for two years.  If they don’t sell, I’ll keep them!

Later this week I’ve got some more 3-D paper art projects to share with you…be sure and stop by.

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…



You got to get inky to be HaPpY!



Turkey Day Decor…

It’s been mentioned a couple of times on this blog…everyone is coming here to my house for Thanksgiving!…and I couldn’t be happier.  Already plans are flying through my head how to make this visit for everyone special.  Starting with the Thanksgiving table and/or mantle and the greeting at the front door…

Here is one sample…


Gotta love those feathers…right Justin Krieger?  These are actually on my mantle which is also decorated with a “Thankful” banner made last year with the Banner Kit.  Because you can reuse your decorations it gets easier each year to decorate around the house for each holiday.

Seriously doubt you need directions for these, the burlap ribbon is not SU! and the Chocolate Chip ribbon is retired.  The feathers are from the Four Feathers stamp set and the colors are Bermuda Bay, Tangelo Twist and Pewter Embossing on the small feather.  Hopefully this will give you some ideas and inspire you.

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…”You can always tell who the strong women are…they are the ones you see building one another up instead of tearing each other down.”

Hope you found something inspiring today.

I’m inky…and HaPpY!


And…50 Years Later…

What a great day today…hosted all the girls from my high school,graduating class for a brunch before the reunion celebration tonight.  It’s times like this I’m so thankful I am a Stampin’ Up! Demo.  You will find all kinds of SU! Products in these photos.  Starting with the front door welcome…



And just inside a corsage for each person…


Here I used the 5/8″ Organza Ribbon, the Rotary Alphabet stamp to personalize each one and flagged the ends.  They are stuck in a styrofoam wreath with ribbon wrapped around but were pretty easy to find the right one.

and the food…


Do you notice the cording around the yogurt cups and the Washi Tape flags on the donut skewers.  There were also mini pancake stack with flagged Washi Tape skewers.  The napkins were stenciled in school letters and color using the Little Letters Thinlits, too.


then there was the Mimosa Bar with the SU! Banner…


Isn’t that fun?  That banner took all of 10 minutes to put together and there was also another matching banner over the fireplace mantle…again, done in a zip.  You gotta love SU!


So here’s a pic of the whole group…


It was a great day…B