WPlus9 October 2012 Release Week - Day 1

October 1, 2012

Happy Monday, everyone!!  I hope this finds you having had an awesome weekend, and a great start to your week so far!  I just got home from Spokane this afternoon, after spending the weekend with my aunt Amy and her girls, Rylee and Molly.  I shot Ry's senior pictures yesterday, and we had an AMAZING time.  Ry wanted senior portraits that were edgy and modelesque (I don't think that is actually a real word...but just go with me on it!!)...and we really achieved what she was going for.  We all about died last night as we started going through all the proofs on my laptop...I can't wait to dig in and start editing them all.

With all that being said, please pardon my tardiness on getting my first WPlus9 project posted for our release week.  This weekend was a bit last minute, and I didn't expect to be gone until this afternoon!!  Here is some information on the first items we are sharing with you this week:

Folk Art Flurries
  • is a 4x6 clear photopolymer stamp set
  • 14 high quality photo-polymer stamps; 13 snowflakes and snowflake builders, and 1 circle tag border image
  • will be available for purchase October 5th for $14
Pretty Patches: Christmas
  • is a 3x4 clear photopolymer stamp set
  • 8 high quality photo-polymer stamps; 3 sentiment images, 1 heart and 4 sentiment builders
  • will be available for purchase October 5th for $6
Seasonal Sentiments
  • 5 separate dies wired together that can be easily separated
  • will be available for purchase October 5th for $14
Clear Cut Stackers: Stars
  • cuts 4 graduated stars in the following sizes: 4", 3", 2", and 1"
  • 4 separate dies
  • will be available for purchase October 5th for $16

I didn't have a chance to use the Clear Cut Stackers: Stars for this project, but I do have some awesome projects with them later on this week...so be on the lookout!  Today I used a die that isn't yet listed, and you will get the info on it later!  But, I also used Pretty Patches: Christmas, Seasonal Sentiments & Folk Art Flurries on my card.  Check it out!
1. Make A2 card from kraft cardstock. 
2. Cut background paper slightly smaller and adhere. 
3. Adhere a doily to the left side, and wrap the excess around the side.
4. Cut a notch in a dotted paper strip, then adhere across the bottom of the doily. 
5. Diecut "joy" & the heart from patterned papers.  Glitter the heart, then adhere to the middle of the O, along with a jewel. 
6. Adhere the diecut word to the notched strip, then stamp the rest of the sentiment above it. 
7. Tie glittered ribbon around the left side of the card, and add a twine threaded button to the bow middle. 
8. Diecut the snowflake from felt, and the circle stacker from patterned paper.
9. Glitter the snowflake, and stamp a snowflake to the circle stacker cut. 
10. Adhere together, accent with jewels and adhere below the bow to finish.

Card Challenges:
-Mojo Monday #261 - sketch
-The Paper Players #115 - bingo card (Christmas, Sparkle/bling, Ribbon)
-Totally Gorjuss #151 - punches & dies

Don't forget to check out what the rest of the designers have created today, and be sure to check out Dawn's blog.  She always does some great giveaways! 

James 2: 1-7
All I have to say is....OUCH.  I went from feeling pretty good about myself for being a good listener, and then BAM!....I read this passage.  For one...it makes me feel hypocritical.  Why?  I went to Kenya for 3 weeks in December 2010.  I hugged, touched, talked with and loved on people & kids living in slums, camps & children homes.  For the most part they weren't showered, wearing rags and many of them had illnesses.  I never thought anything of it.  Actually- I loved it.  I loved being there with them, and doing what I could....even if it was just a hug and a prayer.  Why did I love the people in Kenya, but I don't feel the same about the people in my community?  Why do I look away from the people who are dirty, smell and wearing rags?  It's no different, other than I am back in America.  Definitely something to ponder on, and work on changing in my heart.
Thanks for checking out my latest projects, and I will be back tomorrow with another new release project!!  Have a great rest of your day!

Until later,


  1. I love this card! Such pretty colors.

  2. Beautiful card Lea! So glad you were able to post today AND enjoy your extended weekend fun.

  3. Eek! This is so fabulous, Lea! That ribbon is incredible!

  4. This is ever so pretty, Lea! Love, love, LOVE all the shimmer and shine!

  5. Wow - your card is incredible. Love that ribbon. Your card is just plain gorgeous, and there is nothing plain about it.

  6. Lea, this is super gorgeous! Where did you find that ribbon!?

  7. Stunning card!!! Love love love that ribbon! It's GORGEOUS!!! Thanks for playing along with us at the Paper Players!

  8. gorgeous card! i love the non traditional christmas colors

  9. Lea this is so pretty! I adore the ribbon and all the new goodies you showcased so beautifully! What a fun release it looks to be! :)

  10. Oh my ! that glitter ribbon is STUNNING ! and I love the mix of bling with the soft blue - gorgeous x
    ((hugs)) Suzie xoxo

  11. This card rocks! I really love that sparkly ribbon...and the doily...and snowflake....and the color combo! It's all good! So glad you joined us at the Paper Players this week!

  12. Gosh, this is stunning! What beautiful papers, diecuts & ribbon! Love your thoughts on the Bible verse too....ouch is right! Thanks for playing with us at the Paper Players this week!

  13. Absolutely beautiful card Lea! Love all the texture and sparkle! Thanks for playing along with the Paper Players this week!

  14. Great use of the sketch - I'd love for you to link up at 52 Card Pickup this week and enter my washi tape giveaway!



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