My blog is called "Creative Smiles" because my designs are the result of incorporating mistakes. With fumble fingers that drop whatever they are holding - repeatedly, it takes a lot of giggles, smiles and creative patience during my crafting process. xx

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Monday, September 05, 2022

Autumn Leaves - Jan's Digi Stamps

 Autumn Leaves are Falling - something we don't see here in central Florida! 

Hello, my friends! Hoping you are doing well, and that Mother Nature is treating you nicely with her weather and delights. Today I'm GUEST DESIGNING for Jan's Digi Stamps ! It is the kick-off for the Anything Goes Challenge at Jan's Digi Stamps! If you use a JDS image in your card, please mention it in your upload. There is a 2nd draw for those who use one of Jan's fun images.


Today's card features two of Jan's beautifully pre-colored images (with some gray/brown Copic Marker highlights  on my end).

The Autumn Leaves #4010 digi set is brand new, and works hand-in-hand with Jan's other sets, like the Pumpkin Blessings #3455J below. IT IS ALSO ON SALE RIGHT NOW 25% OFF. The digital image was increased in size and only two-thirds of the image was used, with an "off the card" style technique - both the digi stamp and die cuts were used in this manner. 


I arranged the flowers from Pumpkin Blessings #3455J at the base of the basket, next to the popped up sentiment, distressed with Aged Mahogany DI. The background is a pretty basket weave embossing folder, highlighted with Aged Mahogany. The wrap-around grosgrain ribbon is a nice addition for the lucky recipient. It's like unwrapping a present, especially with the interior decorated with items from both sets:


 This month's sale has 17 Fall themed specials UP TO 50% OFF including new sets Autumn Leaves 4010 ($3), Mrs. Teddy Bear 3595 ($3) and From the Farm 3555 ($3.75)




Products: Images from Jan's Digi Stamps: Autumn Leaves #4010JPumpkin Blessings #3455J, Craft Essential Basket Weave Embossing Folder EFOB0010, Tonic Twisting Veranda Diet Set, Sue Wilson Double Pierced Circles CED5517die set, Mahogany Distress Ink, Grey Tones Copics, Grosgrain Ribbon

I'd like to play in the following Challenges please:

  1. World Wide Open Design Team Challenge #8 AG DT 9/15
  2. Pammie's Inkie Pinkies #2236 AG 9/5
  3. A Perfect Time to Craft Open Challenge #9 AG 10/1
  4. Classic Design Challenge #9 AG 10/1
  5. Dies R Us Challenges #200 AG DRU dies 9/15 (congratulations on 200th challenge. I will miss you!) {Tonic Twisting Veranda Diet Set, Sue Wilson Double Pierced Circles CED5517die set}
  6. Moving Along With the Times #146 Trees and/or Leaves 10/1
  7. Get Creative Challenges #115 Fall/Autumn 10/3 (top 3)
  8. The Four Seasons Challenge (Sept 1) inspiration board shown below 9/25

Wishing you good health and joy in the small things!

stamping hugs,