Sweet As Pie

Hi Creative Friends,

Today I am sharing a super fun card design using the uber-cute Sweet As Pie stamp and die set by Concord & 9th. I usually shy away from stamp and die sets that have food in them but this one is a blast to make… maybe ‘cuz I love to make pies? I don’t know but you have got to try this one. It is so much fun making the pies you like best and sending them on to a friend!


Continue reading “Sweet As Pie”


Colorful Pumpkin Patch

Hi Creative Friends,

We are inching our way to Fall. To help get a little closer, we have created an Autumn card design using the new turnabout stamp by Concord & 9th called Pumpkin Patch. These clever turnabout stamps are so much fun to use and they create a great background. This one is autumn-filled!

Hey, before getting into the ins and outs of making the card, we wanted to remind you that a new Papertrey Ink release has just dropped and as always, you can save 13% on all things Papertrey Ink until Thursday, August 31st – coupon code is 13AUG2023


Continue reading “Colorful Pumpkin Patch”


Illustrious Beauties


Hello Everyone… and a happy Thanksgiving to our U.S. friends


I have a project for you today that is filled with Fall colors which are perfect for Autumn and this Thanksgiving week. It features one of my favorite stamps, Illustrious from Penny Black.


Continue reading “Illustrious Beauties”


Harvest Hues by Dana Kirby

Hi Creative Friends,

Now that it is September, we are on the cusp of Autumn. To celebrate this beautiful season, Dana Kirby, our friend, and awesome card maker is sharing a couple of card designs that are just splendid! She is using the brand new Autumn Hues stamp, die, and stencil set by Concord & 9th.


Continue reading “Harvest Hues by Dana Kirby”


Happy Everything Wreath

Hi Crafty Friends,

We are well into Autumn and ready to turn the corner toward Thanksgiving so I thought this card design would be just the ticket. It features Concord & 9th Wreath Turnabout stamp and Catherine Pooler inks. Take a look.

Continue reading “Happy Everything Wreath”


Glorious Thankful For You Leaves by Heather Telford

Hi Everyone,

This week is a very special one. We will be featuring Heather Telford‘s designs three times this week – what a wonderful treat! The theme for the week is “Gratitude – Thankful For You”.  It goes hand-in-hand with the Autumnal season and upcoming holidays. To start things off, Heather is sharing a beautiful background of multi-colored leaves made with the Concord & 9th Thankful Turnabout Leaves stamp set.

Then, to say “Thank You to you, our readers, we appreciate you all so much”, we will be giving away three – $25 gift certificates. Heather explains all the details below.

Continue reading “Glorious Thankful For You Leaves by Heather Telford”


A Beautiful Spray of Autumn Flowers by Laurel Beard

Hi there,

What September would be complete without a beautiful spray of Autumn flowers to kick off the Fall season. Laurel Beard of Simply Cardmaking is showcasing these gorgeous flowers from the Concord & 9th Grateful For Everything stamp. Check out her watercolor magic!


Continue reading “A Beautiful Spray of Autumn Flowers by Laurel Beard”


Grateful For You – a beautiful maple leaf

Hi Everyone,

I always look forward to this time of the year where there is a burst of Fall leaves. Concord & 9th has the perfect one with their gorgeous die set: Thankful Leaves. It creates a fabulous leaf and the gracious Grateful sentiment is from the same release. I know I will be using these dies over and over again.

Take a look at this version.

Note: For those of you that received the blog post in your email today, I made a big boo-boo! I forgot to mention the “Grateful for you” sentiment is from the Concord & 9th Grateful die set. This blog article has been changed to reflect the correct information.

Continue reading “Grateful For You – a beautiful maple leaf”


Golden Leaves by Heather Telford

Happy Thanksgiving to all our Canadian friends,
Whether you celebrate Thanksgiving in Canada (today) or in the U.S. (in November), it is a wonderful day to spend with family and friends.  And for all those that you can’t be with on that momentous day, it is a great time to send a special card to let them know you are thinking of them.

The card we are presenting today is done by the extremely talented, Heather Telford of Bits and Pieces blog (www.cards.heathertelford.com).  Heather is renowned for exquisite watercolor projects and this Thanksgiving card is no exception.  She has created a vision of beauty using the Penny Black Grateful Stamp Set and Peerless Watercolors.  She has even created a video on how she created her watercolor paletted and used her Peerless Watercolors.  It is simply brilliant.  Be sure you don’t miss it.  It is featured after her card below.


Continue reading “Golden Leaves by Heather Telford”