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.


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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.


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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.

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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.

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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!


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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.

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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 (  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.


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I Love Fall Most of All

Hello Everyone,

Well, Autumn is fast approaching and what better way to get ready then to use the new Concord & 9th Give Thanks stamp set with coordinating Layering Leaves die set.

I have two cards for you today that are loads of fun and make up really fast.  The first is using the Layering Leaves dies and the sentiments from the Give Thanks stamps.

Love-Fall-card - Concord & 9th stamp & die set


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Welcome May Flaum at Craft with May – our guest today

We are so thrilled to be able to introduce May Flaum from Craft with May and her fabulous 28 Lilac Lane line of embellishments.  You may know her for her amazingly charming eclectic style and she is SOOO talented.  Her creations and ideas lend themselves to anyone’s fancy.  The 28 Lilac Lane Embellishment kits and embellishment bottles have just about anything and everything you need to spark up your project.  Take a look at the creative way she has used them in these adorable, easy-to-do Autumn cards.  So…. without further adieu, here’s May.


Hello there! May Flaum here from and I’m so excited to be visiting here today and sharing two cards created with my 28 Lilac Lane Autumn Afternoon kit. I love to use embellishment kits for all kinds of crafting, however adding sprinkles of fun to my cards is one of my favorite things to do! If you’re worried about bulk simply stick to beads & sequins. Otherwise – run wild!


To get started, stamp with black ink your sentiment and images. Color in any stamps – with any pens or watercolors you like.
To get started, stamp with black ink your sentiment and images. Color in any stamps – with any pens or watercolors you like.

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