Friday, September 21, 2012

Celebrating STAMPtember™ with Penny Black




We are really excited to feature Penny Black for Day 21 of STAMPtember™!  !  (by the way...HAPPY BIRTHDAY Mom! -she doesn't miss a single blog post ;)

Two Penny Black Designers have joined us in stamping special creations exclusively for YOU!  Please welcome Jill Foster and Elizabeth Allan



Always looking for new and fresh inspiration, Jill turns stamped images into true works of art. As her "Inspired By" blog followers know, Jill has a beautiful style and an unparalleled love of paper crafting. She loves to share the work of fellow stampers, drawing inspiration from their amazing creativity.  She designs for Penny Black as well as Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft, and loves to share her passion for paper, color, and stamping through video and photo tutorials.
You can find more of Jill’s work on her blog .  And you’ll want to check out her PB&J (Penny Black & Jill) tutorial videos by visiting the Penny Black YouTube Channel
 
NOTE FROM JILL:
I’m so honored to be sharing a card today featuring some of my favorite new Penny Black stamps.  I love the variety of images Penny Black offers; from elegant, to cute, to characters!  My newest addiction (besides stamping which is a given; right? ) is Pinterest.  Today’s card draws inspiration from my fall Pinterest Board), specifically this image.




DIRECTIONS:

To create this card, begin first with the tag.  Stamp and mask Penny Black’s 30-138 Foliage Fancy using Tsukineko Versafine Onyx Black Ink.  Color the leaves with Faber-Castell Art Grip Color Pencils.  Apply a light layer of Mod Podge over the entire tag.  When the Mod Podge is dry, color the background with Stamper’s Big Brush Pens, blending with your fingertip as you go.  
HINT: The layer of Mod Podge makes it super easy to blend the Stamper’s Big Brush Pens.  Next, lightly paint Gesso over the background (not the leaves), patting with a papertowel for extra texture and to remove some of the paint.  Add touches of white to the leaves using a white Stamper’s Big Brush Pen.

Stamp Penny Black 1999L Letter Background onto the tag using Tsukineko VersaFine Toffee Ink.  Before the ink dries, rub the letter background stamping off of the leaves with your fingertip.  Apply heat to ensure the stamping is dry and then add a touch of Gathered Twigs Distress Ink around the tag.  Ink the card base with Distress Ink (Festive Berries, Dried Marigold, and Fired Brick, and Gathered Twigs) and stamp Penny Black 40-169 Diamond Pattern with Gathered Twigs Distress Ink onto the bottom portion of the card.  Finally, add piercing around the top of the card base and adhere the tag on top, mounted with dimensional adhesive.  Stamp sentiment was with VersaFine Onyx Black ink onto Spellbinders die (Twisted Metal Tags and Accents) inked with Antique Linen Distress Ink.  Finally, adhere a twine bow with Glossy Accents.  


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Please say hello to Elizabeth Allan!


I love to create!  My mother and grandmother were always repurposing garage sale finds or thrift shop treasures which instilled a passion for creativity at an early age.  Over the years that passion has evolved into exploring the endless possibilities that rubber stamping and crafting has to offer.  I always hope that my work will inspire others to find the artist within themselves.






Short Bio:
I grew up in northern Michigan and after graduating from college with a degree in business I married my soul mate, Scott.  While working full time, I began teaching rubber stamping and paper crafting classes.  During that time I realized how much I enjoyed creating something from my heart and sharing that passion with others.  In 2006 I was honored by an invitation from Penny Black to join their design team.  Since then I have been blessed with many opportunities to travel, teach and, I hope, inspire others to find the artist within themselves.






Project Instructions:


  • Trace your favorite box pattern on Madison designer paper, cut and assemble.
  • Apply Teal Zeal Memento ink to the edges of the boxes with a jumbo sponge dauber.  
  • Decorate the lids with scalloped edging created from borders punched from white cardstock.
  • Stamp Joyful Birds on white cardstock with Onyx Black VersaFine and heat emboss with clear powder.  Color the images with Copics and then fussy cut the designs.  
  • Adhere the trimmed images to the boxes with dimensional foam.
  • Stamp the sentiments from Winter Magic in Crimson Red VersaFine (or ladybug Memento) on small banners cut from white cardstock and edged with Teal Zeal Memento ink.  Attach with dimensional foam.
  • Accent the top of each box with an eyelet and crystal gem.

Finished Size: 1 ¼ x 2 ¾

Supplies:



GREAT NEWS!!!!!

Penny Black has very generously donated 2 prize packs filled with stamps and paper (valued at over $50 each!)  Comment below and share with all of us your favorite time of year to create.  In order to win, we ask that you also sign up for the Penny Black Club here


As a club member you will be entitled to the following benefits:

  • First peek at our New Releases
  • Blogging Events
  • E-mail newsletter
  • New Card and Scrapbooking Ideas
  • Card Ideas with step by step instructions

    It's totally easy and so worth it! 


    MORE GREAT NEWS!  Be sure to visit the Penny Black Blog today! They have a special coupon code for any Penny Black order you place at Simon!


    Thank you to Jill, Elizabeth and the folks at Penny Black for supporting STAMPtember™! 





    Heidi and the Simon Family







 

Congrats!! Winner of the Compendium of Curiosities 2, Challenge 21 is Michelle Nun! Please email Steph@SimonSaysStamp.com to claim your prize!

Congrats to the winner of the blog candy from: STAMPtember™ with Nichol Magouirk: Thelma! Please email Steph@SimonSaysStamp.com to claim your prize!

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171 comments:

  1. Beautiful projects from the designers. I love Penny Black and have been part of the club for a while now. Thanks for sharing

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  2. I have loved Penny Black stamps for as long as I've been stamping.. Such great products! This is my favorite time of year.. I love Halloween and making fun scarey projects.
    p.s. signed up for their club.

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  3. Love Penny Black, signed up for their club. My favorite time to craft, especially paper craft is all the time. I'm always doing something. By the way, my blog is, http://reallycrazy4paper.blogspot.com

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  4. It has to be Christmas!! I love creating gifts for my daughter's friends and teachers, and I always try to find time to make some new Christmas decoration for the house or tree.

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  5. These are too cute! I love designing cards for Christmas, there's so much youcan do and it really makes the holidays special!

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  6. I have only one penny black stamp set and I just love it. My favorite time to create is at Christmas. The holiday spirit is just special so crafting is fun!!!

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  7. I love Jill's creative style! I visit her blog often. Elizabeth's projects are adorable. I'll have to check out her blog now! My favorite crafting time is fall through Christmas!

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  8. I like creating anytime, especially after the kids are asleep.

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  9. Spring and fall are good times for me - birthdays, weddings and later Christmas-cards. When it´s too hot in summer, I rather go out and enjoy the weather, but the rest of the year is absolutely crafting time!

    Thanks for all those great ideas - Penny Black sure has wonderful stamps!

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  10. I love Penny Black...they really do have so many different styles of stamps! I create for birthdays year-round, but the fall season gets me crafting and it rolls right into holiday and winter! Of course, I collect stamps and embellishments for every season of the year!
    Thanks for sharing!

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  11. Love crafting all year round. Great project from the PB ladies!

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  12. I think my favorite time to create is Spring and Fall.

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  13. My all time favorite time to create is winter time. Not only because there are so many awesome holiday's going on but the weather prohibits me from working as I work outside yearly. So i get alot of crafting done in the cold months of the year. What awesome projects from Penny Black crafter's above

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  14. My all time favorite time to create is winter time. Not only because there are so many awesome holiday's going on but the weather prohibits me from working as I work outside yearly. So i get alot of crafting done in the cold months of the year. What awesome projects from Penny Black crafter's above

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  15. I love to create in winter, it cold outside and it's a perfect time for me to spend a day inside playing crafts without missing out on a beautiful summer day. Rainy days are also ideal to get creative.

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  16. Oh YAY! I love all things PB. Little Mimi is beyond adorable. :) I love to create in any season, but I especially love making Wintery projects. There's just something about getting warm and snuggly and creating something warm and snuggly in return.

    Luvs,
    Annie Rose

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  17. Beautiful projects from the penny black dt's...and my fave season to create is for sure Autumn season..i love the colors of this season the best!!

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  18. Love both Elizabeth and Jill's creations. They are always so inspiring with their Penny Black projects. I love creating during the winter.... when it's cold out and I can be snuggly inside

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  19. What fabulous inspiration today - I can stamp at any time of years - it is my alternative to therapy!! ;-) Can't say that it is any cheaper though when there are so many goodies around !!
    Blessings
    Maxine

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  20. My first stamp is from Penny Black dated long time ago whan I first start stamping. They are such great products. Christmas is my favorite time of year creating Christmas cards for all my freinds.

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  21. I love Halloween so that is when I papercraft the most. But I use crafting as a tonic, especially as I have severe insomnia to accompany Fibro, so when I get lost in my inks, papers and dies, I can sometimes forget the things that bother me and set about to enjoy a small bit of time before the sun comes up.

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  22. I'm a big fan of both Jill and Elizabeth's work over at Penny Black. They each have their own unique style--so very inspiring! I like to create cards year round for birthdays, friendships, and thank yous.

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  23. My favorite is to celebrate midsummer, with dancing and having pickled herring and potatoes for lunch!
    Thanks so much for this chance!

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  24. I love creating all year....but it's extra special coming up to christmas....with so many cards and gifts to make.

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  25. I love all the fresh colors of spring, though I enjoy stamping year round. Love PB stamps, especially the cow stamps. Mandee

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  26. Already enjoying the Penny Black Club. As for favorite time of the year - I really have no favorite but find that I do it more in fall, winter and spring. Summer calls me outdoors more often, but there is wonderful inspiration to be found outdoors.

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  27. Spring time is my favorite because I love, love, love flower stamps...Halloween is next because it's my second favorite holiday!

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  28. I've learnt so much through both these Penny Black Designers & the projects above are perfect illustrations of how versatile Penny Black images are. I've been a member of the Penny Black Club for quite some time & have benefited hugely from it. I don't really have a favourite time for creating but if anything it would have to be the autumn months when it's warm inside the house & the evenings are drawing in & there's just a lovely cosy sense of homeliness sitting creating in my craft room.
    Paula (PEP)

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  29. umm...my favorite time of the year to create, that's a tough one...i really don't think it's about the season...inspiration can come anytime anywhere!! =)
    beautiful creations!! =)

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  30. Both Fabulous Designers, I love crafting in the run up to Christmas making cards and gifts really puts you in the spirit of things. Am already a member of the Penny Black club
    Lindsay xx

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  31. I have learned so much from Elizabeth about cardmaking, and from Jill through her fab videos. Penny Black is my favorite stamp company and the best time of year for designing is NOW ! ! !

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  32. PB images are so sweet, and how awesome that they donated some prizes for us. Thanks for the chances!

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  33. My favorite time to create will be someone's birthday and also during christmas. Penny black is the very 1st name of rubber stamp that I came across and started to be interested in stamping.

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  34. Gorgeous creations :-) I love the fact that Penny Black have different styles of stamps to suit all tastes ,, stylish and cute ! :-) Jill's tag card is stunnning and I love Elizabeth's boxes ,, very cute :-)
    I love to craft all year long,, but I generally have more time during winter months :-)

    luv
    Lols x x x

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  35. I love to create everyday!!! Love Penny Black! My newest addiction!

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  36. My favourite stamping season is Christmas. Any technique works - CAS, grunge, traditional, modern, funky, and best of all - sparkly!

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  37. I love Penny Black stamps! My favourite time of year to create is really anytime, since there are so many birthdays and anniversaries in my family. I do look forward to Christmas season, though. Jill's cards and Elizabeth's boxes are fantastic! Penny Black's designers are awesome!

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  38. I enjoy crafting in the fall. The gardens are beautiful with fall colors. I find it a very relaxing time. Sort of sitting back and enjoying the fruits of my spring and summer labors.

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  39. My favorite time of year to stamp is anytime! But I love to make Christmas cards starting in October, so I guess that would be fall.

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  40. how very exciting I just love Penny Black and being a member... my favorite time of year is def. Christmas, it just makes everything seem more magical ( especially with two very little ones ), and the world just looks happier! Thanks so much!

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  41. My favorite time of year to create is
    all year long. I do love to make
    Halloween cards.
    I'm a new subscriber to the
    Penny Black Club.

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  42. My favorite time of the year to create is Halloween, hands down! I could make Halloween stuff all year!!

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  43. Easy answer....Christmas because there are so many different styles/techniques and color combos you can use. I love other holidays, but, for example, at Thanksgiving I feel like I have to use certain colors.

    Jan D.
    Florida

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  44. The projects today are wonderful. I'm new to Penny Black stamps. I love creating everyday. The seasons and holidays only determine what I make.

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  45. Beautiful projects! Love these girls! I'm already a club subscriber!

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  46. Oh my goodness! I adore Penny Black. I love creating all year round, but I really like to create fall/Thanksgiving projects. Reminds me to be thankful, and that's always a good thing!

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  47. Christmas and spring are my favorite times to create. Something about snowflakes and flowers ... just can't get enough! Perhaps that's why I start Christmas cards in July!

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  48. Christmas and spring are my favorite times to create. Something about snowflakes and flowers ... just can't get enough! Perhaps that's why I start Christmas cards in July!

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  49. My favourite season to craft for is winter, I just love making Christmas cards and it has become an all year round task as I need over 100 cards for our family to send, plus I usually make about an extra 50 to raise funds for a local charity.

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  50. My favorite crafting time is winter, the best time to get comfy inside with some hot tea or cocoa and all the crafting things! And i just love Christmas cards!

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  51. My favorite time to craft is Christmas!! I love makIng gifts for my mom and sister and mil :) And I love these two projects, especially the box!! Thanks for sharing :)

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  52. Jill and Elizabeth are 2 of my favorite designers! So glad to see their work showcased here today. Autumn is my favorite season for crafting, not just making cards, but for decorating the house. The beautiful colors of fall are what inspire me!

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  53. Way wonderful projects!!! Great tutorials always from Jill and Elizabeth!! Had to come over and say "HI" and love to create for the Christmas season by sending atleast 50 homemade cards each year!! Postage gets high but it is worth sending pieces of art to all my seasoned friends and family!! Love that! Thanks for having such wonderful images! Love the different styles and that I can change it up each year!

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  54. Penny Black products are amazing and just inspire me to create! My favorite time of year to craft would definitely be winter, when the fireplace is roaring and the snow is falling and I have my warm slippers on and scissors in my hand.

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  55. I love Penny Black stsmps! I love to make Christmas crafts. But I love to craft all year long as well!

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  56. These are such great projects. My favorite time to craft is in the fall. That is when hunting season starts and I become a hunting widow. The time alone gives me plenty of time to work on cards and paper crafts. I love using the warm fall colors on projects!

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  57. Wonderful projects!
    I love creating the most in the Fall and Winter when the weather is cold and I'm snuggled in at home.

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  58. My fav time of the year is fall. I just love the leaves, pumpkins and the colors. Gorgeous!

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  59. My favorite time of year to create is Fall--I like the beautiful colors.

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  60. 💛 favorite time of year to create💬is anytime of the year. I create cards for my families and friends' borthday and special occassions.

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  61. My favorite time of year to create for is summer, even though that is the time of year I have the least time to create. :)

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  62. Christmas hands down!! Love that time of year and the festive mood makes me feel creative! :)

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  63. I'm already in the penny black club
    I like crafting in the winter time ---it's too cold to enjoy the outdoors

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  64. My favorite time of year to create is Autumn. I make my holiday cards and I also create birthday/anniversary/thank you cards to fill my card box for the coming year.

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  65. Great projects! I love Penny Black and I'm a club member. I like to create for birthdays (everyone has one! LOL) and for Christmas. ;-)

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  66. Now that the weather is cooling, I'm definitely getting more into creating again. I'll make some fall/Halloween and LOTS of Christmas items.

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  67. These projects from Jill and Elizabeth are great! I love both of these talented gals and am already a PB club member. Christmas is my favorite time of year to make cards and such!

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  68. I think I like spring and fall best - each bring something different to your soul - living in a cold climate (Wisonsin) spring brings the thought you survived another winter but the promise of warmth, sunshine, flowers, a different smell in the air. Fall - after summer -brings relief from the heat - but the crispness adds a bounce to your step, you feel like cooking again, raking leaves with the neighbor kids - and it also has a special smell. Thanks Penny Black for the fun creations.

    Barb Housner

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  69. I love to create in the fall and winter - it feels so cozy in my studio and I love all the Christmas papers and stamps! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  70. Fall is probably my favorite followed by winter. I hate winter, but love to make winter cards.

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  71. beautiful projects! I create more in the winter just because we spend more time indoors. otherwise, i love to to it all year round!

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  72. Joan-Anne WeatherbeeSeptember 21, 2012 at 9:47 AM

    I like creating in winter. It is cold outside and I like to cozy up inside and create. Love Penny Black stamps! They are so cute! thanks for the chance to win!

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  73. Besides My Birthday...I would say Christmas. I'm a Giver and I love Giving to People and of My Time to put a smile on someone's face or just a Random Act of Kindness (those are the best feelings). Smooches...

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  74. Birthdays are my favorite, and Christmas. Thanks for a chance to win some great Penny Black Stamps!

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  75. Christmas is my favorite Holiday to create things for. Cards, of course, are at the top of that list. Then I make gift boxes and small goodies for my granddaughters. But I'm always making something!! Thank Jill & Elizabeth for offering up some beautiful projects today. PB is one of my favorite stamps to use!!!

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  76. I love to create year round. I try to enter my craft room on a daily basis. It may take a while to finish a project but I love to be in my room, it is my paradise. Happy crafting!

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  77. I create cards throughout the year and enjoy making every single card but my favorite is holiday card and I started making them from September! My favorite time of the year has just began! Super fun! :)

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  78. I create all the time. I spend time everyday, when possible, at my craft desk. I am most productive in the last 3 months of the year. That is when most of our family birthdays and the holidays occur.

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  79. My favorite time of the year to create is for my husbands birthday
    & our anniversary - I love making something to express my love for my favorite person. Thanks for the awesome inspirations - beautiful.
    Blessings-
    tabitha

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  80. Christmas is my favourite time of the year to create, there are just so many different types of projects! :)

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  81. I create All Year Round, but my best mojo starts around Fall and runs through New Years! So great to meet both of these ladies. They are talented for sure. Smooches...

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  82. My favorite time of year to create is any non-holiday...I like sending thinking of you cards most of all.

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  83. Yeah! So happy to see Elizabeth and Jill here! Both are fantastic artists and looking forward to seeing more of their creations!

    I create all year round except more during Christmas time!

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  84. My favorite time to stamp is anytime I can fit it into my hectic schedule. I love to take stamping stuff on vacation when I can play without everyday things getting in the way. I always have a very heavy extra suitcase.

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  85. My favorite time to create is around the holidays ..I love making New year cards!

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  86. My favorite time to create is during fall, love this season and all the earthy colors that go with it. Thanks for sharing your great projects.

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  87. My favorite time to create is during fall, love this season and all the earthy colors that go with it. Thanks for sharing your great projects.

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  88. I craft all year long, I really don't have a favorite season, though there are more fun & festive projects I am able to make during the fall & winter months with all the holidays that time of year. Thanks for the chance to win. Terrific projects today!

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  89. I craft all year long but my favorite time to create is in the summer when I have extra time! TFS!

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  90. Favorite time to make cards is when ever I can send a thank you card

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  91. Penny Black has some of the greatest images so really excited to enter. My fav. time to make cards is Christmas but I also love to do it all year round for teacher gifts/bdays etc.

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  92. Christmas is one of my favorite times to create. My cards are a little bit more fancy, have a little bit more bling and glitter.

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  93. Penny black has some fabulous designs! I tend to go more for the traditonal than the cute, but that's just my style. I love seeing Jill and Elizabeth's cards and projects and am so impressed with their talent! I make cards all year long and am working on my Christmas cards, NOW! I love to make them individually instead of all the same and I start early so I can enjoy the process without being rushed! I love the inspiration I find on this blog and the Penny Black blog!

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  94. Love to create all year long..especially during festive seasons:)..thanks for the chance to win!

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  95. Oh the beauty of Jill and Elizabeth's work!! I am extremely inspired by Jill on a regular basis, love her amazing videos! Recently found Elizabeth's work and was equally impressed! My fave time of the year to craft/stamp is fall!

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  96. Penny Black is my all-time favorite stamp artist. I was actually introduced into cardmaking through a friend of mine with Penny Black stamps, and I've never looked back! The designs are straight from the heart and remind me so much of my mom. Jill is also one of my favorite artists as her inspirations are truly magical. Thanks for the chance to win, and keep stamping!

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  97. My favorite time of the year to craft is christmas.
    Christina P.

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  98. How wonderful that you are featuring Penny Black. I love Penny Blacks great selection of images.
    Every time of the year is a great time to stamp, but I think when the days start to get shorter, and the weather takes a cold turn it feels so great to grab a warm drink and head to my cozy craft room to get creative.

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  99. I joined the Penny Black Club. I guess fall is one of my fave times of the year to craft...then winter. Oh boy, Christmas card time soon!

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  100. Gorgeous work by Jill & Elizabeth who always inspire me! So great to have the directions for how they made these projects. I began stamping about 15 years ago so that I could make Christmas cards & to this day it's my favorite reason to make cards/projects. Penny Black was one of the first companies I was introduced to & I still have all my original Penny Black stamps. Of course now I have so many they have their own storage area & my wishlist is still huge! Thanks for featuring them today. Have to use that coupon now!

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  101. All these projects are so inspiring !!! I have to say colder days are great to get cozy and start working on all those paper crafting projects but any time of year works for me. I just have to follow the creative flow! :)

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  102. I like to craft all year, but my favorite time is in fall/winter.

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  103. Love these projects. Both are very inspiring! TFS!

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  104. I love to craft some type of project all year. I love to make my own cards so I am always in my craft room making something up.

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  105. I love to create all through the year,
    especially when it's making a special something for someone just to say "I was thinking of you"

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  106. I also love to create all year but have a special place in my heart for Christmas, and PB stamps are just perfect for that. I love to know that everything I make will be given to someone, not stored away. That makes me very happy.

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  107. Thanks for the chance to win. PB has become some of my favorite stamps - I think the latest artwok and my taste are finally colliding! Favorite time to create is definitely fall. I am a fan of the Thanksgiving card!

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  108. Oh my favorite time to create is definitely Christmas. Silly santas, cute snowmen, red and green pattern paper, pull out all my sparkles and glitter!

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  109. I enjoy creating anytime of the year.

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  110. any QUIET TIME in my lttle cottage is my favorite time to create...Most nights after 1 am:)

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  111. My favorite time to create is most definitely Christmas, but really if I have the time, I'll sit and make a card or two whenever the urge hits. So far, there is always a purpose for more cardmaking. I would to be able to get ahead of the game and have the time to create a card stash that I could go to when I need a card.

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  112. My favorite time is fall. Leaves falling, football starting and cooler temps make it the best time of the year. I love all the fall papers and colors. I seem to get inspired more this time of year.

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  113. I love to create year-round; I participate in a lot of swaps, so I always have cards and things to work on. Christmas is always fun, too, as I tend to collect so many holiday themed stamps over the year, so it's nice when I finally get to break them out and use them!

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  114. I prefer the winter because we can,t go out, then you can spend more time with your papers!!

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  115. I think my favorite time of year to create is probably fall. I love the fall color palette, and while obviously one can use it at any time, it feels more appropriate to use it in the fall.

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  116. I love Penny Black stamps and the wonderful work of the design team! I have to say that one of the things that I love most about this hobby is that I enjoy creating all year long. I really love to surprise friends and families with a card or homemade gift for
    birthdays or just because.

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  117. Favorite time of the year to be creative... obviously Christmas time is a great season for lots of creativity, but I also enjoy the summer. It's hot out so much more fun to stay inside and create away.

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  118. I've been enjoying the Penny Black Club for quite awhile. I love PB! Although I create year round, my favorite time is from now til Christmas. So many exciting things to make for Halloween, fall, Thanksgiving and Christmas. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  119. Am already of PB's Mailing list, as am subscribed to both Elizabeth and Jill's blogs. Love both of them. Love the PB&Js Jill is such a wonderful teacher and UBER-talented!!
    Thanks for featuring these neat ladies.

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  120. Well, I guess that I should share my guilty secret. I make cards just about every day. Ekk. I know it does sound crazy. I just love it. So, every day is my favorite time of year. I do like Valentines Day though. I make cards for kids that are sent to St Judes Hospital. That's really fun.

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  121. Jill, you always create such amazing cards. Your colors are so bright and vivid, and the techniques you use are incredible. I absolutely love what you did with the leaf stamp!

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  122. I just recently discovered Penny Black and love their stamps

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  123. Such an eye-catching, lovely leaf card and love the darling birdhouses as well!

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  124. I love Penny Black stamps and I love the wonderful work of the design team! One of the things that I love most about this hobby is that I enjoy creating all year long.

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  125. I like to create anytime of year but probably do more in the fall before the holidays begin.

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  126. Gorgeous card, such vibrant colors. I love creating cards anytime. It's peaceful and relaxing, and easily gives one a sense of accomplishment.

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  127. Gorgeous inspiration - thanks for sharing! I have just signed up and am looking forward to receiving even more great project ideas from Penny Black. I love creating all year long, but I especially get into it in the late fall up until Christmas. I love making holiday decorations and gifts, in addition to cards.

    I have really been enjoying all the projects and videos on the blog this Stamptember. Thank you so much!

    Hugs, Dawn

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  128. I'm so glad I joined the Penny Black Club recently. Love getting all the news and more. My favorite time of year to make cards is now through Christmas. I love making fall cards but can't leave beautiful Christmas cards out of my favorites either.

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  129. What a fun day today! Love both of these talented ladies! Jill's, inking and shading ability always amazes me and Elizabeth has the BEST ideas! Beautiful work from them both!

    My favorite time of year to stamp is in the spring when I can finally pull out my flower stamps and color them after a long, cold, snowy winter! :)

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  130. My favourite time of year to create? Every day, really, since "create" doesn't necessarily mean "craft." I like paper crafting on cold, sunny days where I can see what I'm doing, and I don't feel too guilty about not being outside.

    Thanks for the chance to win!

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  131. Fabulous creations! Love Penny Black's sweet little images. My favorite time of year to create is right now with Halloween coming up and trying to get an early start on Christmas. :)

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  132. Favorite time of year to stamp in probably in the winter when farm/yard/garden work is done and I can take the time just to sit and do what I want and not feel guilty.

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  133. I love Penny Black! Of course I'll sign up!

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  134. I am always inspired by Elizabeth and Jill. They are so talented, and sharing! Love the boxes and the card they made for this event. I stamp all year, but get most cards made during the Winter month.

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  135. I have been signed up with PB and Jill Foster for a while. Jill is a Genius with paper and ink! So Happy to see her work here. Fall Stamping is my favorite. Husband goes hunting so i have hours and hours of time in my craft room. I love the Colors of Fall in this the Greatest Country of All.

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  136. I love the work of these two!! And they are sharing great works today as well. As far as my favorite time of year to create, probably summer because I feel more relaxed at that time of the year, more free. But I create sporadically all year round. Thank you for sharing.

    Katie B.

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  137. both jill and elizabeth are amazing artist!! their projects are fantastic!! (i'm a pb club member.)

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  138. I Love Penny Black. I just signed up and I'm glad I did.
    My favorite time for creating is now in the fall when the weather is cooler. I seem to make more in the winter.
    I am loving seeing all the creating this month.
    Linda T

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  139. I love to grab some hot tea and create during the Fall/Winter season. Here in Illinois its awesome. I get into comfy clothes and have at it.

    Love the cards so much from both desingers. I adore PB.

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  140. I love creating during the winter holidays! It's so cold outside so it's the perfect time to spend in my craft room and craft all day!

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  141. That is a tough question as it's a toss up between Halloween and Christmas. I love the tag!

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  142. it would be halloween for sure! i just love all the colours and spooky themes i can do!

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  143. Love Christmas! With two little boys it is a month of fun and celebration!

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  144. You can never have enough christmas stamps. I have been using Penny Blank stamps for years.

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  145. Gorgeous creations Jill and Elizabeth, thanks again!
    Christmas cards with Penny Black stamps...
    greetings;-))m

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  146. why all year long is the perfect time to make cards and papercraft! :)
    love the projects!

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  147. Both projects are FAB! Any day of the year is perfect to create... love my craft time!! But Fall through New Years is my favorite time in general.

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  148. Penny black stamps are always so adorable

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  149. love love love peny back stamps...thanks for sharing with us today.

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  150. Christmas is my favorite time of year to create cards.

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  151. Well since I make more Christmas cards than any other type I'd have to say Christmas is my favorite time of year!

    Kris in Alaska
    funamom at yahoo dot com

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  152. I am already a Penny Black club member. Love both the projects by Jill and Elizabeth. I love to create for Christmas...the fragrence, glitter and the colors all make me feel so good.

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  153. Beautiful projects, I especially love Jill's leaf tag!
    My favourite time of year to craft for is Christmas, such a happy joyful time and I love all the glitz and glitter!
    (I'm already a Penny Black club member)

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  154. A favorite time to craft? ALL the time! :) I enjoy making cards for all occasions, birthday, get well, sympathy, thinking of you, baby, wedding, whatever is needed. Well, I guess the winter is the most comfortable, I can wear my sweats!

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  155. I'd craft all the time if I could! But in the evening just before it's time to go to bed is good for me, quiet time.

    Carla from Utah

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  156. I don't have a favorite time for crafting. Any time of the day or the year is good for me ;).

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  157. Beautiful projects! My favourite time of the year to craft ... well I love to craft all year round but I do enjoy making christmas cards and tags! xxx

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  158. I love to create in the fall with Thanksgiving and Christmas around the corner....

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  159. I do not have any favorite time of year to create cards. I usually create cards when there are occasions! :)

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  160. I love PB products too! They were the first company I fell in love with and still my favourite. Thanks for having them over celebrating stamptember :)

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  161. Ps. My favourite time to create is summer, because its free time, other times are filled with specific holidays.

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  162. I love to create in the fall through Valentines day

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  163. In the Midwest, our winters can get nasty. That's my favorite time to hunker down in my studio and create.

    BTW, I like the 'PB & J' title. Very clever.

    Anni

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  164. I LOVE to create in the FALL and WINTER!! One because of the holidays and two because the weather keeps me inside and it gives me time to create!! LOVED all of the projects shared and I'd LOVE to win!! THANKS for sharing and for the chance to win!! Have a FABULOUS WEEKEND!! =)

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  165. Terrific projects -- love Penny Black! I definitely like to create during and for the Christmas season, there's so much inspiration.

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  166. I think Christmas because I need so many cards and tags! But seriously, any time is a great time to create!

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  167. I love making cards first thing Monday morning, Winter, Spring, Summer, and Fall. It's the best way to start my week. The Penny Black stamps have always caught my eye with the adorable animals. And there are stamps to fit any season. No need to have a favorite.

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  168. My fav time of year to create is when it gets really cold outside!

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  169. My favourite time would be christmas because each year i sent out many handmake cards to family and friends

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