Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Thankful Fall Card

After yesterday's storms in my area, today finally feels like fall!  I have all my doors open to let the cool breeze freshen up my house and I love it!  This year may have been the first year I didn't mind the heat of summer in Northern Virginia-- I may have finally gotten used to it actually (and being from Seattle, it has taken many years!)  but I'm SO glad to have Autumn again... it's my favorite season.

With fall in mind, I made this card:


Stamps: Wonderfall by Stampin' Up!
Ink: Baja Breeze, Pumpkin Pie, Cherry Cobbler inks from Stampin' Up!
Paper: Crumb Cake and Naturals White cardstock by Stampin' Up!; Splendor and Bingo Cards from Harvest Lane Collection by Simple Stories
Accessories: Victoria Crochet Trim and Linen Thread by Stampin' Up!; Harvest Lane Expression Cardstock Stickers by Simple Stories

Durring a recent shopping trip to Scrapdoodles, my local scrapbooking store, I picked up the entire Harvest Lane line by Simple Stories.  I couldn't help myself! :)  I thought it would be great paired with the new Wonderfall set by Stampin' Up! (found in thier holiday catalog) and I'm happy with how it turned out.  I am not happy about my inks though... I've put an order in for some new Stampin' Up! pads because of this card- have you tried them yet?  I have the new incolors and have fallen in love with the new formula!

I hope you are enjoying a beautiful fall-like day where you live!  Thanks for visiting and commenting!


Monday, September 17, 2012

Everyday Gratitude Card

Well, it's Monday again!  Funny how it rolls around each week.  Monday is usually welcome in my book- I love a fresh start to the week- but this weekend was extra fun and it felt like it went by extra fast!  I wish it could have lasted a little longer!  :) 

Today I want to share a card that I had published over the summer in Paper Crafts Magazine's Card Creations  v9 Special Issue.  I am glad they picked it up because I really did love how it turned out.  It has a lot of my favorite elements together- colors, ribbon, brads, stamp set, and paper company... Here it is:

All products by Stampin' Up! unless otherwise noted

Stamps: Day of Gratitude set
Ink: Basic Gray, Pool Party, More Mustard
Paper: Naturals Ivory, Basic Gray cardstock; Farmhouse collection by October Afternoon
Accessories: Victoria Crochet Trim, Linen Thread, Antique Brads

Nothing but stamping and fussy cutting on this card so pretty easy to recreate.  Sometimes the basics are all you need!  Today though, I'm going to play around with some fun techniques to try in my next class- I hope they turn out! :)

Thanks for stopping by today!


Friday, September 14, 2012

Fishies Thank You Card

Hello there!

I thought I'd take a baby step today and post a card.  It has been so hard returning to a school year schedule for me, especially since both my girls are in school full time this year.  I have all day to do the things I need to do but most of the time, I don't want to do them... I don't much like being a stay-at-home mom when there is no one else here with me!  I'm thinking about getting a job... anyone need a card sample maker?  Hee!

Anyways, here is a card I made recently using some fun papers from Little Yellow Bicycle's summer line:


Paper: Crumb Cake and Poppy Parade cardstock by Stampin' Up! Splash Collection patterned papers by Little Yellow Bicycle
Accessories: Basic Rhinestones by Stampin' Up!;  Tiny Attacher by Ranger Ink; Splash Collection Tear Out Ticket & Journaling Card Book; Hemp  Twine by Stampin' Up!; Aqua Mini Market letter stickers by October Afternoon

I know parts of this design were influenced by a card I saw in Cards Magazine but now that I need to find it, I can't.  I loved the tag element and the staples.  For my tag, I cut the fish from the patterned paper and popped them using a dimensional.  I added the rhinestones for bubbles- you gotta have a little bling, right?

So, hopefully this baby step will help me getting back into a routine of sorts... I love sharing what I make!  Thanks for stopping by today!

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