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Pumpkin Spice February Blog Hop

It is time for our monthly Pumpkin Spice blog hop!  The theme for the hop and our new weekly Pumpkin Spice challenge is HEARTS!

You should have hopped here from Heather’s blog.  If not, you might want to start at the hop at the beginning (Tanya’s blog), so you don’t miss any eye candy.  

With this theme in mind, I had some fun creating some fun gifts for my daughter for Valentine’s Day.  


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The first item is a bucket filled with goodies from the dollar section at Target.  I used Bazzill Basics card stock, Crate Paper Paper Hearts DPTwinery baker’s twine, and some miscellaneous odds and ends and stickers to spiff up this plan bucket for Valentine’s day.   


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I bought bubble bath, lip balm, hand sanitizer and pencils to put in the bucket.   I couldn’t leave the pencils as they were so I opened them up and decorated them with some fringy fleece flowers and hearts cut from the Crate Paper Paper Hearts DP.    Of course I had to add some little twine bows too.


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I also have a stash of these empty jars from Penzey’s Spices.   For some reason I can never throw them out but this is the first time I have actually used them for a craft project.    


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After filling the clean jar with M&M’s, I decorated it.  Again I used I used Bazzill Basics card stock, Crate Paper Paper Hearts DP, Twinery baker’s twine, ribbon, and some miscellaneous odds and ends.   I also had to use this sweet stamp, Love You from Mulberry Woods, because my daughter just loves this image.   The first time she saw it she said it was just like “you and me”.


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Of course I couldn’t leave the lid plain. 

Don’t forget to link up your “HEARTS” themed project at the Pumpkin Spice blog.  If for some reason you can’t join us this week, don’t worry.  We have a new challenge every Saturday. 

Remember that  ShopPumpkinSpice is adding SALE items DAILY to the store. Be sure to check out the SALE ITEMS section of the store.   ShopPumpkinSpice still has a FEW Valentine "With Love" Kits AVAILABLE!! The Kit comes COMPLETE with 2 - 6x6 Paper Pads, Cardstock, Chipboard Accents, Embellishments, and a Stamp Set!! To see the FULL Kit Contents, go to the ShopPumpkinSpice Store. Only a FEW Kits left, get yours before its gone.


Your next stop on the hop is Agnes (FLOWERDISCO).   I know you won’t want to miss her gorgeous project.


In case you get lost along the way, here is the entire blog hop list:







Cheryl (Shestamps):  (You are here!)






Thank you for stopping by!  Enjoy the rest of the hop!



Candy Jar:

  • Stamps:   Love You by Mulberry Woods
  • Inks:  Memento Tuxedo Black
  • Papers:  Bazzill red CS, Crate Paper Paper Hearts Collection paper pad, White CS
  • Tools:  Big Shot, Taylored Expressions Layering Doilies die, Spellbinders nestabilities, Sweet N Sassy stacking hearts, Die-namics Hearts A Plenty, Copic markers
  • Embellishments:  Twinery baker’s twine, misc. red fleece, misc. buttons, Hug Snug tulip pink seam binding


  • Papers:  Bazzill red CS, Crate Paper Paper Hearts Collection paper pad, Starbucks coffee sleeve
  • Tools: Big Shot, Taylored Expressions Layering Doilies die, Spellbinders nestabilities, Papertrey label die, copic markers
  • Embellishments:  Twinery baker’s twine, misc button, stickers, & red ribbon


  • Paper:  Crate Paper Paper Hearts Collection paper pad, Starbucks coffee sleeve
  • Tools:  Big Shot, Die-namics loop blooms die, Die-namics hearts a plenty, Sweet N Sassy Stacking hearts die
  • Embellishments:  Twinery bakers twine, misc red fleece





Mary J said…
Just amazing, Cheryl! As usual, the detail co-ordinates perfectly altogether!
Riet said…
So gorgeous Cheryl.

Hugs Riet.xx
June Houck said…
EEP! Cheryl, you rocked the hop with these fab gifts! Inspiration galore :)
Sue - bearhouse said…
These are so beautiful Cheryl. I love the designs and gorgeous colours and details. The cat image is so cute and the decorated pencils look wonderful.
I hope you have a good weekend
Hugs Sue
Sandra H said…
Totally stunning work of art xx
Annette said…
wow this is all so fabulous..what a great gift idea.. I am loving every inch of it..
Amei cada detalhe, parabéns, ficou muito lindo!! Beijos!!
Awesome projects Cheryl ... what fun! Thanks so much for joining us at The Sisterhood ‘I {HEART} VALENTINE’S’ challenge and please come back again soon!
one of the 'Sistahs'
WOW totally love this! such an awesome gift idea! Everyone would be so proud to receive that! Thank you so much for playing along with us at TSC!

flowerdisco said…
cheryl, i do collect jars and make them pretty. it is so much fun. love all the work and all the details you put in your ensemble. thanks for the inspiration.
Anita said…
What a fabulous gift for your daughter Cheryl. Love all the attention to details and that image is just the sweetest - love her comment about the image being the two of you, oh, that is too precious!
Patty said…
Great projects...your daughter will love them!!
Amazing DARLING project! LOVE all the fun little details hidden in there - and the amazing coloring and layers!
xiumaiyuki said…
These are just perfect for Vday! So pretty
Pat (mspfd) said…
How cute and creative! Love all the neat embellishments and die-cuts. The image on the jar is so adorable and the coloring is outstanding!
SugarGem said…
so pretty and creative
Christy said…
This is so very adorable. I really love all the detail!! :) :) Thanks for joining us at Anything But a Card!!! :) :) :)
Marjorie said…
Wow!!! These projects are so beautiful... love the images you have used and they go so perfectly on your Jar and bucket... Fantastic Cheryl..
Thank you so much for sharing with us this week at 'Make it Monday'..
Tracy said…
Adorable Cheryl! You really jam packed these projects with tons of Valentines goodness. Hugs!
pinky said…
This is just so cute and gorgeous Cheryl. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Ribbons.
OMGosh these are so adorable, your coloring and design are fabulous. thanks for playing with us over at Loves Rubberstamps!!!!
1CardCreator said…
This is beautiful and such a sweet idea too! ~Diane
jimlynn said…
Awesome! So much fun and creative. Love all these.
Lisa said…
What gorgeous projects, Cheryl!! I love the designs!! You did such a fabulous job - love it!! Have a great day :)

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Starr said…
What a fabulous project! You've done a terrific job and I just love it. You have so many wonderful details and lots of goodies! I saw your project on MIM and wanted to take a closer look!
Carissa said…
Wonderful projects. They are filled with such awesome detail. The receiver of this gift is so lucky.
Kimberly S said…
What a sweet set Cheryl, beautiful job. :) hugs, Kimberly
Pam said…
What darling Valentines projects! Love the little image of the kittens.
Chana said…
Wow, this is awesome! You did a great job with both objects! Thanks so much for sharing with us at 613 Avenue Create!
Missy said…
Great treats Cheryl, I love all the images and the pom poms!!
Jennifer said…
I am always amazed at your creativity! This is pure sweetness!
Mian said…
Wonderful projects and great gifts! Love the little image of the kittens!

Thank you so much for sharing your creativity with us this week at Love to Create.
Best of luck and we'd love to have you visit again!

Love to Create Design Team Member
Sonia said…
Fabulous creations my friend^_^
The image is soooooooo sweet^_^
Happy Sunday^_^
Linda said…
She is going to squeal with delight when she sees this. It will be so much fun digging through the basket to see all the different gifts. Love the story behind the digi too. Cheryl this is just awesome. I know you had fun creating it too. Just wonderful my friend.
Wendy L said…
Wonderful creation, thanks for joining us at Love to Create. xxx
OH come on now!!!! How perfect is this gift set!!!!!

The details are just perfect!!!

I especially love the decorated pencils and that circle heart die!!!
*Vicki* said…
Oh wow this is absolutely darling!! Such a fabulous sweet and colorful set of fun projects you've made my friend!! Thanks for sharing! HUGS
What great projects... Thanks for playing along with us at Milk Coffee Stamps Challenge.
Karen said…
Wow - fabulous projects!!

Thank you so much for joining us at Crafty Ribbons this fortnight and good luck!


Karen -DT.xx

Court said…
This is so super darling!!!
TannyP said…
A lovely creation...I really think you did an awesome job on this fabulous project. Thanks for playing along with The Sisterhood of Crafters for our I {heart} Valentines challenge!
Awesome! Fun gift. Thanks for playing along with us at Loves Rubber Stamps Challenge. We hope to see you again.
Good Luck, Dangina
Ceal said…
such an adorable sweet project Cheryl! thanks for sharing with us this week at Loves Rubberstamps. Hope to see you again soon!
Tonya said…
These are such adorable gifts. I am sure daughter will be thrilled.
Thank you for joining us at Inky Impressions.
Deena said…
What an awesome set you made! Thanks for joining in the tie it up challenge at Anything But A Card!
scrapadinne said…
Gorgeous creation - thanks for sharing! :) Thank you for joining us at CCC this week! :)

Karin said…
Wow, what an awesome post! Super cute gift set and all you details are amazing! Great papers to use for all the embellishments!
Carol said…
These are gorgeous Cheryl, fabulous gift idea. Thanks for joining us at CFAS this time and I hope you'll join our next challenge which begins tomorrow. Carol DT x
Laura said…
Such a great gift!
Thanks for joining in at Crafty Ribbons for 'anything goes with ribbon'
Fantastic creations Cheryl - that stamp is adorable and love all the other embellies you have added. Thanks so much for playing at Little Miss Muffet, Inky Impressions, MilkCoffee and The Stamping Chef this time:)
Carla S. said…
Fabulous projects, Cheryl! Very creative designs! Thanks for joining in on the Little Miss Muffet challenge!
Bettina L. said…
Such an amazing project. Love the design with he use of diecuts, string, button, hearts and such a gorgeous coloured image. Thanks for playing at Inky Impressions and good luck. Hope to see you back wednesday for a new challenge. Bettina xx
cheiron said…
Wonderful projects! Thanks for playing along with the Anything Goes Challenge over at the Simon Says Stamp Challenge Blog this week!
Kerry said…
Stunning Gift idea. Thank for joining at Inky Impressions.
Milliesmarvels said…
This is fabulous! Thanks for joining us for the Little Miss Muffet Challenge!
Debra Miller said…
Awesome gifts Cheryl. Thanks for sharing your creations with us at Little Miss Muffet - Deb
This is so cool! Love it! Thanks for participating in our LOVE TO CREATE challenge!!

Margaret said…
I love how you have not only dressed up the containers but the pencils too! The image on the bottle is so sweet! Thanks so much for joining us at Anything But a Card!
What a great gift set, love the little pail!
What a beautiful gift idea! Lovely!!!

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