HSS Fall Theme Challenge #84/New Blog Reveal

Welcome to the ALL NEW Hand Stamped Sentiments Challenge Blog. We are so excited to unveil our new "look" today. We hope you will join us for some fun and exciting challenges!

Before that, we would like to bid farewell to one of our design team members.  Sherry Hostetter has had to step down due to increasing work commitments. She will be missed greatly and we wish her the very best. 
That means we get the privilege to introduce our newest Design Team member, 
Angela McKay. 

You can't imagine how excited I am to be joining this AMAZING group of women!  Working on the Hand Stamp Sentiments blog is such an honour (sorry for the spelling, I'm Canadian:).  I'm really looking forward to be forced to think outside the box... I'm often sure that I'm in the box with the lid locked!  I never owned a rubber stamp until three and a half years ago. Stampin' Up was my first introduction, and I was instantly hooked... addicted... how else can I describe it?  I signed up as a demo within two weeks of attending my first workshop!  Although I spend the majority of my time making cards, I've really enjoyed branching out into the digital world using My Digital Studio in addition to my traditional scrapbooking.  

Life is crazy busy, but stamping is my saving grace.  I'm a mom to two boys, age 6 and 7, and wife to an amazing husband and firefighter. When I'm not at home, I'm a full time Elementary School Teacher. I still can't believe that someone actually pays me to spend my days doing something that is so much fun! Imagine my amazement when I realized that I could be paid to stamp to!

You can see all of Angela's incredible creations at her site North Shore Stamper
And now onto this week's challenge...

This week at Hand Stamped Sentiments we are welcoming Fall. Did you know that Fall officially began this past week? For this weeks challenge create ANY card or 3D project with a Fall theme.

Rules and Deets:
  • You may use ANY BRAND of products to create your project.
  • Use keyword HSSFTC84 when uploading to public galleries.
  • We would appreciate a link back to our HSS site.
  • Incorrect links are not eligible and will be deleted.
  • INLINKZ will close at noon (CST) Monday, September 19th  
  • Artist Picks will be announced on Tuesday, September, 20th
  • Join us for a new challenge every Tuesday. 


  1. Welcome Angela! All the DT samples are lovely! And thanks for choosing my card from last week--a wonderful challenge, BTW!

  2. Oh ladies!!!! I <3 all these cards so much! They are all gorgeous!!! I love the new look of the blog too!

  3. Welcome Angela! Love the new look blog!

  4. I agree with Mindy!! What a great challenge and the look of the new blog design is awesome. Not to mention our new awesome design team member....welcome Angela!!

  5. This is seriously such an amazing group... I feel so honoured to be part of it!