Friday, October 20, 2017


Welcome to the Stampin' Up! Artisan blog hop as we feature the Count My Blessings or Gourd Goodness this month.  You have probably just arrived from Miriam van Eyden's beautiful blog.  I just love everything Miriam makes!  If you are just starting here, hit the "Next" button at the end of this post to continue on the hop.  You won't want to miss a thing!

I am using the Count My Blessings stamp set this month and have created a set of cards.  I just love the beautiful big fonts in this set.  I like to make multiples of either the same card or use the same stamps sets while everything is out on my desk.  I have found that if it is in front of me, I will use it!

Every card is completely different, but one thing that ties them all together is the beautiful Painted Autumn Designer Series Paper and the Count My Blessings stamp set.  I either used the DSP on the card or used the colours from it as inspiration.

Each card has different levels of difficulty.  My first card is relatively simple, with the DSP being the major focus, a layered sentiment panel and a little bit of ribbon and we were done.  My second card would have to be the most time consuming, especially if you don't like colouring in!  Lots of stamping, colouring with the wonderful Stampin' Write Markers and then finished with minimal embellishments.

My last card uses that gorgeous DSP again and lots of layers!  Repeat stamping and sponging on the base card, bow tying (again, not everyone's cuppa) and then a few subtle Glitter Enamel Dots to finish with.

I love that each of these cards is so different and yet I have used the same stamp set, the same DSP and the same colour combinations to create each one.  Stampin' Up! products are just so versatile when put together, and yet no two projects will look alike.

Next on the hop this month is the lovely Rochelle Blok in Australia.

Allison Okamitsu
Aurelie Fabre
Cathy Caines
Dani Dziama
Holly Stene
Jennifer Sootkoos
Jessica Winter
Katy Harrison
Kimberly Van Diepen
Louise Sharp 
Maike Ulbrich
Martha Inchley
Mercedes Weber
Mindy Bingamon 
Miriam van Eyden
Paula Dobson - You are here!
Rochelle Blok
Shannon Lane
Sylwia Schreck 
Tanya Boser

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  1. Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful!!!! Just stunning!!

  2. As you say Paula, this set allows so many different achievements! And the variety of hues of the Fall Table DSP allows many different chords. I particularly like the second card and the marker coloring. This gives a lot of saturation and depth to the colchics.

  3. They are all gorgeous but those in the middle, is my favorit!
    She exudes sooo preety!


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