Tidings of Comfort & Joy

Christmas Pines, Pretty Pines, cable knit, BJ Peters, Stampin' Up!, #christmaspines, #prettypines, #cableknit, #christmascard, #bjpeters, #stampinup, #stampinbj.comNothing says comfort more than a cable knit sweater on a cold night.    Check out the phenomenal texture created by the Cable Knit Sweater embossing folder.  This first of it's kind embossing folder from Stampin' Up! creates deep texture.  Check out this Stampin' up! video to see how this embossing folder is different.

I hope this folder stays longer than the length of the Holiday catalog!

Christmas Pines, Pretty Pines, cable knit, BJ Peters, Stampin' Up!, #christmaspines, #prettypines, #cableknit, #christmascard, #bjpeters, #stampinup, #stampinbj.comHere I have added pine branches from the Pretty Pines Thinlits.  The greeting comes from the Christmas Pines stamp set.  The Christmas Pines stamp set and the Pretty Pines Thinlits come as a bundle for a savings.  For the greeting, I inked the stamp in Real Red and then pulled the ink of of the 2 squirrley pieces with a cotton swab.  Then I inked the squirrley pieces with a Garden Green Stampin' Write marker.  The layering ovals framelits finish off the greeting with the scalloped oval being from Gold Foil paper. 


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Silver, Gold & Copper

Leaflets Framelits, Stampin' Up!, BJ Peters, #leafletsframelits, #stampinup, #bjpeters, #stampinbj.comThis morning as I was reflecting on my morning meditation, the Bible verse about silver and gold came to my mind.  Stampin' Up! has the best foil cardstock in Silver, Gold and Copper.  I had to showcase those colors right away.  So, enjoy today's card - I'll push today's scheduled post to later this week. 

Leaflets Framelits, Stampin' Up!, BJ Peters, #leafletsframelits, #stampinup, #bjpeters, #stampinbj.comI highlighted each leaf from the leaflets framelits with the coordinating metallic thread.  Yes, the metallic thread comes in gold, silver and copper!  Such a great accent! 

I thought Rich Razzleberry might highlight the metallic colors.  The designer series paper in the background comes from the Brights collection backgrounds designer series paper stack. 

What do you treasure in your life beyond the silver and gold we read about in the Bible? 

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Hay Ride, Leaves & Harvest

Cookie Cutter Halloween, Stampin' Up!, Halloween Treat, #cookiecutterhalloween, #halloweentreat, #stampinup, #bjpeters, #stampinbj.comI couldn't help myself.  Well not because it's chocolate totally but, these candies were just so darn cute!  Check out what they say!   "Hay Ride"  "Leaves" and "Harvest".   Yes, I showcased a similar item with a video yesterday (check that out here).  But, the cuteness factor had me! 

Cookie Cutter Halloween, Stampin' Up!, BJ Peters, #halloweentreat, #cookiecutterhalloween, #stampinup, #stampinbj.com, #bjpetersI used the scalloped tag topper punch and the Kraft cardstock to make the tag.  Of course the vampire comes from the Cookie Cutter Halloween stamp set.  I colored it with Stampin' Write markers and attached him to the tag with dimensionals.  Super easy.  You could easily make a bunch of these!

Don't forget about the free tutorial for the Cookie Cutter Halloween Class when you purchase the Cookie Cutter Christmas class!

Cookie Cutter Halloween, Stampin' Up!, BJ Peters, #halloweentreat, #cookiecutterhalloween, #stampinup, #stampinbj.com, #bjpetersYou can see the details of this class here.

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Cookie Cutter Halloween Treats

Cookie Cutter Halloween, Halloween treats, Stampin' Up!, BJ Peters, #cookiecutterhalloween, #halloweentreat, #stampinup, #bjpeters, #stampibj.comIt's that time of the year where we start thinking about Halloween treats.   This is a super simple treat that anyone can do!   It uses the Cookie Cutter Halloween stamp set and Cookie Cutter builder punch.  Well and let's not forget that you'll need 5 Hershey Nuggets!   Check out the video and then the supply list below!


Pretty fun & easy right?  

Remember to check out the Cookie Cutter Christmas Class by Mail or in person.  Details Here.

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Fall Warms my Heart

Sheltering Tree, Leaflets Framelits, Brick Wall, #shelteringtree, #leafletsframelits, #brickwall, #stampinup, #bjpeters, #stampinbj.comYesterday was the first day of fall.   For me, it's a toss up between spring and fall for which is my favorite.  I love the warm colors of fall and yes I am seeing some of those colors coming out already. 

I've been working on getting a little more exercise and taking a little me time.  Can anyone relate to that?  So the last week, I have walked everyday. . . even the day I worked 13 hours, I did a mile before work (05:30).  So, I have been admiring the fall colors on my walks.  That is the color inspiration for this color combo;  Mint Macaron, Peekaboo Peach and Early Espresso. 

Sheltering Tree, Leaflets Framelits, Brick Wall, #shelteringtree, #leafletsframelits, #brickwall, #stampinup, #bjpeters, #stampinbj.comI stamped the tree in Early Espresso from Sheltering Tree and then cut out the leaf with the leaflets framelits.  I added a little shading around the edge with a sponge dauber - I was actually surprised at what a difference it makes.  Then I also added a few "swooshes" with the Gold Wink of Stella. 

You can see in the background I used the Brick Wall embossing folder.  I finished the card off with a Copper Foil leaf.  I am loving that copper foil cardstock! 

Let me know what your favorite fall color combination is!  


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Merry Medley Fun

Merry Medley, Stampin' Up!, BJ Peters, #merrymedley, #stampinup, #bjpeters, #stampinbj.com, #christmascardThere is one stamp set that I think gets lost in the amazing Holiday Catalog.  That stamp set is Merry Medley.  It is a single background stamp that packs a punch!   Check out all of the greetings that you can get from this 1 single stamp!   Cut it apart or use it all together like I did here!  There are endless possibilities! 

Merry Medley, Stampin' Up!, BJ Peters, #merrymedley, #stampinup, #bjpeters, #stampinbj.com, #christmascardOn this card, I used Tip Top Taupe cardstock and stamped the Woodgrain background on that with Tip Top Taupe ink.  After that was completely dry, I stamped the Merry Medley stamp in Versamark and then embossed it with White embossing powder. 

The focal point is Cherry Cobbler Baker's Twine and a Medium star punched from the Copper Foil embossing powder.  This all adorns the greeting embossed in white embossing powder on Cherry Cobbler cardstock.  What a fun Christmas Card!


What's Your Inspiration?

BJ Peters, #stampinbj.comMy husband sometimes make fun of me when I see something and say; "oh that makes a great color combination" and then I begin to name off the Stampin' Up! colors.   Recently a cousin of mine posted this picture on Facebook.  I LOVED the saying and reference to Proverbs.  But, I also loved the color combination.  So much so that I went off and created this card.

Love & Affection, Stampin' up!, BJ Peters, #love&affection, #stampinup, #bjpeters, #stampinbj.comCan you guess which colors I used?   Spoiler Alert;  Bermuda Bay, Elegant Eggplant, Old Olive, Rich Razzleberry, Perfect Plum and Whisper White of course!  The stamp set I used is Love & Affection which gave me a variety of small flower and leaf images. 

What do you think of this card?   Where do you find inspiration?