Pumpkin Kisses & Harvest Wishes Blog Hop with Kat Scrappiness & Not2Shabby Shop


Welcome to the “Sending you Pumpkin Kisses & Harvest Wishes from Not 2 Shabby & Kat Scrappiness!” We are thrilled you could join us on this blog & Instagram hop celebration! Kat Scrappiness has some of the best stamps, dies, and embellishments around and Not 2 Shabby is very excited to carry their products!  The blog & Instagram hops and giveaways will start today, September 10 and will end on Tuesday, September 15th. We will have 4 x $15 winners!! 2x pulled from blog comments and 2x pulled from the Instagram comments.Come hop with us and see what all the excitement is about!  To find out how you can win, the giveaway info is listed at the end of this blog post, including order of the hop.


For this event, we are showcasing the Double Stitched Nesting, Wonky Stitched Nesting and Tri-Frame slimline dies from Kat Scrappiness and theHappy Fall” Stamp set from Not 2 Shabby.


Here’s the first card that I made:



I went for a clean and simple design for my first card.  The background was die-cut using the Wonky Stitched Nesting Slimline die on a panel of Bristol smooth white card stock and ink-blended with distress oxide inks.  I wanted the colors to be very subtle to create an early morning autumn sky.  I splattered some color on the background using aged mahogany distress oxide ink, mixed with water for added texture and dimension.  I also die-cut the rest of the elements that I needed to create my scene.


The images were stamped and colored with Spectrum Noir TriBlend markers and fussy-cut using precision snips.  I adhered the images onto the background using liquid glue.  I foam-mounted the scarecrow for added dimension.   Here’s a closer look:



The sentiment was stamped on black card stock with Versamark ink and heat-set with my heating tool.   I love the simplicity of this card and the colors of the images just really popped against the subtle background!



Since I colored a lot of images, I decided to make a second card.  



I really love this Happy Fall stamp set by Not2Shabby.  Here’s a little close-up:



To participate in the hop giveaway, simply leave a comment on each blog post, follow each DT member on Instagram, comment and tag your friends. The more you comment the more chances of winning. Bonus entries for following our stores on all our social media below:


Not 2 Shabby Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/not2shabbyshop

Not 2 Shabby Card Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/103832353026882

Not 2 Shabby YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/scrappinstampers

Not 2 Shabby Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jamie_scrappinstampers/

Kat Scrappiness Insiders group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/KatScrappiness/

Kat Scrappiness Business Page: https://www.facebook.com/KatScrappiness/

Kat Scrappiness YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/thekatsmeow1969

Kat Scrappiness Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/katscrappiness/

The winners will be announced on the Not 2 Shabby and Kat Scrappiness blog on September 18th.  You will need to contact us to claim your prize. You can subscribe to our blogs for a notification email on any new blog posts. You will have 7 days to claim your prize.

Thank you for hopping with us and supporting our small businesses!

Hop Order:

Kat Scrappiness @katscrappiness

Ana Stacksofcards @anaa975 

Cathy Arenzana @catarenz    

Jackie Pasko @jackiescrafttable 

Carrie Rhoades  @carrierhoades 

Meghan Kennihan @MadeByMeghanK

Maria Russell  @rprmlr77  (you are here)

Kathy Schweinfurth @stampinkathy4

Jo Thompson @thompson_jo

Priscilla Joseph @nubblelightdesigns 

Not 2 Shabby @jamie_scrappinstampers 

Newton’s Nook Designs 7th Anniversary Blog Hop


I am super excited to share today’s blog post!  Newton’s Nook Designs turned 7 this month and we are celebrating with an anniversary blog hop!  There are 7 (SEVEN) prizes up for grabs so please read through the end of this blog post to find out how you can WIN.


You will also get to order your favorites now with a 20% discount (see coupon code below; offer only valid until midnight of July 20th).



Ice-cream is my all-time favorite dessert and this is my inspiration for today’s project.  I am showcasing the Summer Scoops Stamp Set and Dies, along with the Slimline Frames & Portholes Die set , Slimline Frames & Windows Die set and the Banner Trio Die Set.  Some people celebrate with champagne, I celebrate with ice cream!



I started by stamping the images on some Neenah solar white card stock and colored the images in with my Spectrum Noir TriBlend markers.  I die-cut the images using the coordinating dies.


The background scallop was die-cut using the Slimline Frames & Portholes die set on some Neenah Solar White card stock.  I adhered this on some Blue slimline card base.  The yellow frame was die-cut using the Slimlines Frames & Windows die set and foam mounted onto the card for added dimension.


I adhered the colored images on the card with foam and liquid adhesive to make it look more cohesive.



I die-cut the sentiment strip using one of the dies from the Banner Trio die set and stamped the sentiment with Versamark ink.  I sprinkled some white embossing powder and heat-set with my Wagner heating tool.  I foam mounted this sentiment strip on my card.



To finish my design, I used my white gel pen and drew some lines and dots to the images for added texture.  Here’s another look:



Now for the good stuff –>>  Celebrate with us and enter to win!


To celebrate 7 years, Newton’s Nook Designs is giving away a $20 store credit to spend in their online shop to 7 lucky winners!

Here’s how to win:

Comment on the NND Design Team blogs (see list below)!  The winner will be chosen at random from the collective blog hop posts.  Make sure to check out each of their blogs and comment for your chance to win.  You will not know which blog has been chosen so the more you comment on the better your chances are of winning!  You have until Monday, July 20 at 9pm EST to comment.  Winners will be announced on NND blog post on Tuesday, July 21 and will need to contact us to claim their prize so make sure you check back to see if you’ve won!

Check out all the awesome Design Team Blogs below to enter:

Two Slimline Cards with Kat Scrappiness Dies

Did you know that Kat Scrappiness came out with two Slimline dies?  The Embossed Edge Nesting Slimline Dies and Stitched Scalloped Nesting Slimline Dies.  They are AMAZING!   Here’s what they look like:




For my cards today, I am also showcasing the Koala-Ty Time stamp set along with other supplies available at the shop.  They are of course listed and linked below.


For my first card, I die-cut a panel of Bristol smooth white card stock using the new Embossed Edge Nesting Slimline die.  and ink-blended this with salty ocean, peacock feathers and chipped sapphire distress oxide inks.  I used the Ray of Light stencil with a baby wipe to achieve the look of sun rays shining on the water.  Since distress oxide inks are water reactive, it took some color out of the card stock and it made it look more realistic.  I die-cut another panel to create the sand with more distress oxide inks and used my alcohol markers to create more texture.


I stamped, colored and die-cut the images and foam mounted the sand on my card.  I also adhered the images that I colored with either foam or liquid adhesive.  The sea weed and coral were die-cut using a die from my stash and colored with alcohol markers.


I stamped the little fishies from the BB Mermazing stamp set.  Lastly, I stamped the sentiment with Versafine Onyx black ink.



I love how this card turned out.



For my second card, I used the Stitched Scalloped Nesting Slimline die to die-cut another panel of Bristol smooth white card stock.   I used the Clouds and Grass stencils from Newton’s Nook Designs to create the colorful clouds and grass hills on this panel.


I stamped my image and colored them in with my Spectrum Noir alcohol markers and die-cut using my Scan N Cut machine.    I adhered the images with some liquid glue.


Lastly, I die-cut another panel using the biggest die from the nesting set to mat my card and adhered on my slimline card base measuring 3 1/2 by 8 1/2.  I stamped the sentiment with Versafine Onyx black ink.



Both slimline dies cut like butter and as with any other Kat Scrappiness dies, they are pretty inexpensive compared to other dies available in the market.   Here’s another look at my card:



I hope you like my cards and got inspired today.  Thanks for stopping by and happy stamping!