Hodgepodge hardware

Autumn Splendor….

It seems like fall is in the air today. It is a crisp 55 degrees this morning in Chesapeake, VA. I can’t believe it. It was just in the 90’s a couple of days ago. It is supposed to be around 80 later today but it is chilly now. So, I thought I would post a few fall cards. These are from the two Holiday mini swaps I just hosted.



This card was made by my friend Cathy Casey who lives in Colorado. It is absolutely gorgeous. I love the textured background and also the die cut leaves from the Big Shot. All of these cards are made using the Autumn Splendor set from the Stampin Up Holiday mini.







This beautiful card  was made by my upline, Melissa Ellis. She used the polished stone technique for the background and she also used the Big shot to cut out the scallop square part of the card. The designer paper is from the Holiday mini also. It is called Autumn Meadows.



This was my card. I used the baby wipe technique for my main leaf image and also used the Autumn Meadows designer series paper and Autumn Splendor set. I also used the vanilla hodgepodge hardware around the sentiment on the bottom.

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Pretty butterfly card


This is a card I am doing in all of my March classes. My friend Colleen gave this to me and I just loved it. The background is Bella Toile, the butterfly is from Simple Friendship and the saying is from Thoughts and Prayers but many other sayings will work with this punch. Elegant Cheer is a great one to use. I love the vanilla hodgepodge hardware too.


DCBD challenge #116


This week’s card challenge was a color one. We had to use green galore, tempting turquoise, basic gray, and white to come up with our card. I used one of my old favorites….Bloomin’ Beautiful to do mine.

Here is what I came up with ….












I used the basic gray as my back piece. THen I ran the green galore though the big shot to create the textured background. I stamped the flowers in black stazon and watercolored them in the green galore and turquoise. I hope you like it. Don’t forget to go check out the other diva’s designs at www.divacoffeebreakdesigns.blogspot.com 

We have added many new divas this week so you will get lots more ideas. Also, why don’t you give the design challenge a try and see what you can come up with.


DCBD challenge #7


Hey stampers,

It is time for this week’s Diva Coffee Break Design Challenge…..here is the sketch I had to use…..and it had to be a Christmas card since it is Christmas Eve…..








Here is what I came up with…..







This photo really doesn’t do the card justice. I took the picture 8 times but I couldn’t get the flowers on the brads or the glitter on the trees to show up well. I used the vanilla hodgepodge hardware kit for the brads and pushed them through the kraft taffeta ribbon. I stamped the trees twice on vanilla and then sprinkled with dazzling diamonds. This is a super easy card but looks really pretty close up. I hope you like it. Why don’t you try the challenge and see what you can come up with? Don’t forget to check out the other Coffee Break Divas listed under the coffee cups in my sidebar. Please leave me a comment and let me know what you think. Thanks!



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