This weeks theme at Gothic Arches is “Vacation/Places”. Our hostess Rein has made an amazing arch that shows beautiful detail of being on the beach. What do you think of when you invision vacations or places? the ocean? historical landmarks? a special moment? whatever it may be…we hope to see your gorgeous gothic creations here.

Our hostess Rein lives in Germany and is also known as “Stamping Rika”. She is married and has three children. Rein loves paper crafts, Stamping, Vintage, green and flea markets. Rein has a beautiful blog that you may also visit called Plezier Met Papier.

:::Fall/Autumn Sampler:::



Many gorgeous inspirations this week! thank you for creating and showing us your work!


This weeks theme is “fall/autumn”. As the days turn crisp and the leaves are falling our world around us changes with the season. What do you think of when autumn comes to mind?
beautiful trees full of crimson colors? apples, pumpkins and chilly nights? We hope to see your inspirations here in the form of gothic arches.

Our gothic arch hostess this week is Linda Moyes of Bear, Delaware. Linda made a gorgeous fall/autumn arch to inspire us all!

A bit about Linda…

“I am a SAHM and artist. I have 3 kids–2 in college and one starting her junior year. Mike and I will be celebrating our 25th anniversary this year. I love paper crafts, esp. with a vintage style. I’m starting to dabble in digital creating and that has been fun, too. In the past I was an avid cross stitcher and quilter and still do these things occasionally. I love to read (I just love Jane Austen anything) and my favorite color is red…hence, my username redplaid3. My favorite purchase is paper and that’s why I call my blog: “In Pursuit of Paper.”

:::Gold Sampler:::


Arch by Lisa Renéa

This weeks challenge theme is “Gold”. Create a gothic arch using gold.

Do you think of wealth? Royalty? Shiny objects? We hope to see your beautiful creations in gothic arch form here.

Our glorious gold arch this week was created by Lisa Renéa. You may visit her blog Tattered Tiara to see more of her work.

 A bit about Lisa Renéa…

I hope everyone is enjoying the arch challenges, as much as I am.

This week’s theme is gold. I was inspired by a  Lord Alfred Tennyson

quote, “love is the only gold”. I’ve used a potrait photo of Katherine of Aragon. The story of her marriage to Henry the VIII, always pulls at my

heart strings. What good is all the gold in the world, without love?  I’ve represented this by using the 24K tags. K of course being her initial and she was married to Henry for 24 years.  I can’t wait to see how each of you incorporate this week’s theme in your arches!

Each week the hostess has given you a bit of her own bio, I thought I’d add a twist and tell you five fun facts about me, that you may not know:

  • I moved to west Tennessee a few years ago.  I was actually born and lived most of my life in Nashville, Tennessee. 
  • My favorite color is purple, although you’ll not find me wearing the color or using it in my home decor.
  • I created my first scrapbook in 1980, way before I knew about acid free. 
  • I have a huge collection of cows, every type or item you can imagine. The collection of 100 + cows, started out as a joke of sorts amongst my family and friends.  The herd is not on display, however, they would eventually lead me into the world of stamping.
  • I’ve been fortunate to visit 25 states here in the USA.  I dream of spending time in Paris.

:::Family Sampler:::



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