A Thanksgiving Thank You for the October Pals Blog Hop

http://stampinpretty.typepad.com/.a/6a00e54f95df92883401b7c6ecd8f3970b-piWelcome to the October Pals Blog Hop where we are celebrating an early Halloween and Harvest season. This month we are sharing Halloween and fall projects using our wonderful Stampin’ Up! supplies.

You may just be starting the blog hop or may have come from Beth Beard at My Little Craft Blog, #12 on the Pals Hop. If you get off track at any time, the full lineup below will help you move along from blog to blog so you see all of the amazing creations.

Grateful for You

There’s never a bad time to let people know how grateful you are for them in your life.  I’m excited to share my Fall-themed project for today’s Blog Hop. Here’s my card:

For All Things, Stampin' Up!, Brian KingTips, Tricks and Reminders

  • Stamp-a-ma-Jig.  I pulled out my Stamp-a-ma-Jig to create a pattern of sentiments across the background of a piece of Very Vanilla cardstock.  I stamped “grateful for you” over and over in Crumb Cake, careful to inlay each sentiment with the other.  It took a little patience and time, but it wasn’t a difficult task.  If you’d like to review my Stamp-a-ma-Jig video, click here.For All Things, Stampin' Up!, Brian King
  • Great Color Combination for Fall.  I love the oranges and yellows of Autumn, but the color combination I use today is a viable alternative.  Old Olive looks so regal when paired with these muted and neutral colors, don’t you think?  If you like this color combination, too, feel free to save this:Color Inspiration, Stampin' Up!, Brian King
  • Building the Focal Point.  The Focal Point of this project is the leaf and Early Espresso sentiment.  The sentiment is stamped in Early Espresso on the 1-3/4″ strip of Very Vanilla that extends across the card front.  On a scrap piece of the Very Vanilla, I stamped the leaf in Old Olive and then stamped the sentiment over it.  I cropped the leaf and the glued it down, placing it exactly over the words on the Very Vanilla band.

Stamp Sets:  For All Things  Papers:  Early Espresso, Old Olive, Very Vanilla  Inks:  Crumb Cake, Early Espresso, Old Olive  Accessories:  Brights Candy Dots (Old Olive), Stampin’ Dimensionals

For All Things, Stampin' Up!, Brian King

The next stop is Diane Roberts at Score At Four and a Quarter, #14 on the Pals Blog Hop! Thanks for visiting and I hope to see you next month.

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  1. Candy Ford at Stamp Candy
  2. Becky Gifford at The Social Stamper
  3. Maggie Mata at Maggie Made Cards
  4. Beth McCullough at Stamping Mom
  5. Sue Becker at RnR Stamping
  6. Lynn Kolcun at Stamping with Avery’s Owlery
  7. Amy Williams at Stamps and Spice
  8. Michelle Gleeson at StampinMojo
  9. Lisa Ann Bernard at Queen B Creations
  10. Nicole Watt at Pixel Maven’s Retreat
  11. Amanda Merrill at Inkflair
  12. Beth Beard at My little craft blog
  13. Brian King at Stamp with Brian
  14. Diane Roberts at Score at Four and a Quarter
  15. Katy McGloin at Just Fun Stamping
  16. Liz Gautreaux at Kind Deeds Stampin
  17. Mary Fish at Stampin’ Pretty
  18. Natalie Bradley at Natalie Bradley Events
  19. Jackie Diediker at Stampin’ Jackie
  20. Susan Itell at Simple Stampin
  21. Amy Whelan at Amys Inklings
  22. Jane Knudsen at www.seejanestamp.com
  23. Debbie Mageed at Secret Stamper
  24. Dawn Tidd at Tiddbits from Dawn
  25. Patti MacLeith at Papercrafts By Patti
  26. Amy Hoptay at Inking of You!
  27. Kerry Willard Bray at Peonies and Paper Chains
  28. September Gray at septembergray.com
  29. Sherrie Gross at Sherrie Gross at Stampin Sherrie
  30. Wendy Klein at Doggone Delightful Stampin’
  31. Angie Valle-Peters at Paperluxuries
  32. Rae Harper-Burnet at WildWestPaperArts.com
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  1. I’m grateful that you are such a smart and talented guy who shows and teaches us so much ! Thank you !

  2. I love this! I would say I am speechless but I don’t want you to make fun of me so I won’t!! I will say that I think my arm fell off just thinking about all that stamping!! Oh who am I kidding…I would just reattach my arm and keep stamping! Beautiful project!

  3. This example of stampin’ patience fills me with awe, jealous rage, and wicked envy.

    (Still love you anyway, Brian)

  4. One word: PERFECT

  5. I think you just convinced me to purchase a Stamp-a-ma-Jig! Such a beautiful card, Brian. Having fun on your blog hop this morning, especially since it’s thundering and lightning up here in Maine as I sit here enjoying all the Halloween (and Fall) projects. 🙂

  6. So pretty. You are braver than I tondo all that stamp a ma jigging. I thinking I tried that it would end up crooked. Well done Brian.

  7. Whew that’s a lot of stamping……beautifully done!

  8. This is such a beautiful card. I think it would be well received during any season as it makes a great masculine card. Super job Brian. BTW one day I’m giving you a ruler, like kids use in school, and you’re going to teach me the correct way to use my SAMJ.

  9. Incredible talent and patience! Love it.

  10. Good Morning Mr. King:

    You did an absolutely fantastic job with the stamp-a-ma-jig making that background. Everything is so perfectly placed. The color combination this week is what I would describe as “soothing”. Just beautiful.

  11. One word…..FABULOUS!!!! repeated x 100+
    Thank you for sharing your patience and imagination Brian, this is when the Stamp-a-magig comes in so darn handy. Beautiful card, awesome stamping job.

  12. Love love love this! I don’t think I would ever have come up with creating a background like this. Thanks for the idea. Spectacular!

  13. I love your DSP! Wow, I will have to try that!! Your card depicts the beautiful fall season perfectly.

  14. That’s a lot of “ma-jigging.” Nice job!

  15. A pretty card and a lot of us would be grateful to receive it ! Nice colors

  16. LOVE the soft colors you used on your CAS card….not sure I have the patience to create the repeated ‘greeting’ but you are a master and not many others would be so creative!

  17. And I bet you were grateful for that SAMJ because it got you a gorgeous outcome! 🙂

  18. If the devil is in the details, Brian, I swear you grew little red horns over this one! Great project!


  19. You have proven that any image or sentiment stamp can be made into your own unique DSP. Exceptional.

  20. Great card oh Stamp-A-Ma-Jig Master. I bow to you.

  21. Love your technique!

  22. GRATE idea, Brian! I’m going to be playing with this idea. Thank you!

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