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Thank You Cards and Happy News

Pregnancy: ACHIEVED! I am about 7 weeks along... (Just in case you're just tuning in, we did In-Vitro due to my moderate list of lady-problems) I wanted to do a post real quick, because I have been meaning to announce here, but things have been a little nuts. 

Needless to say, I have A LOT to be thankful for, so I wanted to share these thank you cards I made a while ago. Thank you guys, my readers, for all the love and support :)

 They're all done with stamps from my line at! Anyway, I'm tired-as-flip and I've got a nasty cold, so I'm going to go lay down. Until next time!

How to make Rad Embossed Embellishments

 October... isn't it the BEST month for crafting? Making spooky Halloween stuff is so fun. Take a look at this Witchy little decoration I made using Alpha Stamps goodies.
 I got to have some fun playing with embossing powder, the new Celestial Cling Stamp set and Gilder's Paste.
Check out those embossed embellies :) I love them, they look so fancy. I'll show you how they're made.

 Use a slower drying stamp pad, like pigment ink and stamp your ornate image. 
 I like using clear embossing powder, because I can choose any color of pigment ink for the stamping and the embossed area is whatever color ink I chose. Pour a nice little hill of embossing powder all over your image, go ahead!
You'll pour any excess back into the jar, so there's no waste. Tap your paper gently to make sure all excess shakes off. 
Melt the stuck on embossing powder with a heat gun until all of the powder becomes shiny and transparent.
 Use your finger to smudge and rub on some Gilder's Paste all over the image. I'm using the Patina color on this. It's so pretty... It turns a beautiful deep turquoise color as you rub it in. You can also layer in other colors of Gilder's Paste like Inca Gold and it looks really cool, too!
 Cut out your image.
 Voila! Make one or ten, it doesn't matter. You'll be so stoked about how your embossed embellishments add something classy to your next project!

All available at,
Here's a list of all the Alpha Stamps Products I used in my Witchy Decoration:

A Witchy Encore Collage Sheet
Embossing Powder – Super Fine Detail Clear
Black Seam Binding
Gilder's Paste - Inca Gold and Patina
Black Chipboard Bat
Halloween Kit Mini Paper Set
Celestial Cling Stamps
Mushrooms - Turquoise
Tiny Owl Beads
Black seam binding
Stitched Leaf Ribbon - Black

Halloween is coming!

 It's the beginning of a new month and that means a new pretty little big kit from Alpha Stamps. This month is a kit with all you need to make a a gorgeous Halloween Banner or two. Lookie what I made!
 For more details on the kit, visit the blog post at Alpha Stamps.

 Hehe, I love all the vintage pumpkin head images... 
Happy Halloween!!! Soon....

Alpha Stamps Product List (all available at
Halloween Children Collage Sheet
Hello Pumpkin Collage Sheet
Crepe Paper Halloween Collage Sheet
Halloween Kit Mini Paper Set
Thrilling 6x6 paper set
Triangular Chipboard Pennants
Mini Chipboard Scalloped Frames & Medallions
Tinsel Cording in Moss Green
1 Inch Ric Rac Ribbon in Orange, Black, Purple, Olive Green, Ivory
Halloween Acrylic Bead Mix
Nature Die-Cut Adhesive Borders 
Crinkle Wire (Repro Bouillon) in Pink, Red, Copper