Mediterranean Achievers Blog Hop - Thankfulness

GV BLog hop, Stampin' Up!, BJ Peters, Blog HopWelcome to the Grand Vacation Achievers Blog Hop for September. This month our theme is the Thankfulness as it is our last hop for the Mediterranean Trip. Next month those that have earned the trip to Thailand in 2017 will be hopping each month. 

You may just be starting the blog hop here at my blog - BJ Peters or may have come from the person previous to me in the list. 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 the projects. 

Flourishing Phrases, Flourish, Stampin' Up!, BJ Peters, #flourishingphrases, #flourishthinlits, #bjpeters,, #bloghopRecently I was in a store and saw a pillow with these colors in it.  I thought - hmmm, never would I have put those colors together!   I used it as inspiration to create this Thanks card.  The colors you ask?  Night of Navy, Island Indigo, Delightful Dijon and Pear Pizzazz.   I added the Black accent and offset it with the Copper Foil cardstock.  GORGEOUS!

Flourishing Phrases, Flourish thinlits, Stampin' Up!, BJ Peters, #flourishingphrases, #flourishthinlits,, #stampinup, #bloghopI used the Flourishing Thinlits.  Love how this is set off from the background in the Basic Black cardstock.  Check out the detail of the Copper embossing powder.  Just LOVE the copper accents!   Then sometimes, a card just isn't quite enough. . . add a little somethin' somethin'

Flourishing Phrases, Flourish thinlits, Stampin' Up!, BJ Peters, #flourishingphrases, #flourishthinlits,, #stampinup, #bloghopHere's a coordinating chocolate box. . . a thank you is better with chocolate right?   I used the same color scheme and the envelope punch board to make this cute little beauty. 

 Thanks for coming on the hop! 


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Paper Pumpkin Goodies!

Paper Pumpkin, Halloween Treats, #paperpumpkin, #halloweentreats, #bjpeters, #stampinbj.comMy Paper Pumpkin came this month, and I have to say that I squealed with delight as I checked out the fun treat tubes in the kit!   I immediately wanted more tubes!  (ordered several Paper Pumpkin Refill kits!)  They are so cute! 

Whether you’re planning for Thanksgiving, Halloween, or just autumn in general, Paper Pumpkin has you covered with Something Good to Eat! Fill up those trendy treat tubes and dress them up for any occasion. The designs and stamps are flexible for all your fall festivities!


Do you need more super cute ideas for this kit?   Check this out!

 Do you want a refill - or frankly, let's be honest - do you want more treat tubes?   If you are a Paper Pumpkin subscriber, you can order kit refills for only $8!!!  Click here to visit my online store. 

And there is still time to get in on the BOGO offer!!!!  Don't delay, October 10 is coming soon! 

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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,, #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,, #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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