Thursday, 26 September 2013

Fall Favorites

I pulled out some older retired stamp sets for this card.  I was in the mood to colour, and what better stamp set than "Fall Favorites" (CTMH SOTM) (or Favourites if you're Canadian) to use all the wonderful rich colours of fall.

This little scarecrow is standing guard over the sunflowers and field crops ready to be harvested.  I used my copics B93,B95, B97 for the overalls and R05 and R09 for the shirt.

Cardstock is Autumn Terracotta and Honey along with patterned paper from Sarita collection (CTMH).

The organdy ribbon is from my stash.

Sentiment is from For Every Occasion (CTMH retired).

I decided to have some fun with the envelope and stamped a wee pumpkin from Harvest Home (CTMH retired) and coloured with CTMH autumn terracotta markers.

For my Canadian followers, we will be celebrating Thanksgiving in just a couple of weeks.  I really look forward to this time of year - leaves are changing colours, the air is crisp, and the ground crunches under your feet.  Did I mention the food at this time of year.... all the wonderful varieties of fresh apples.  Oh, and pumpkin pie, and great vegetables.  Yes fall is a time for eating for sure.  I wish you all a wonderful festive fun filled  HappyThanksgiving!!!

For my American followers, I'll be celebrating Thanksgiving with you all in sunny Myrtle Beach.  We'll be having our traditional turkey with all the trimmings on the beach!!! 

Until next time,  enjoy



Sunday, 22 September 2013

Anniversary Card

I had the pleasure to create an anniversary card this week for my sister and her husband who celebrated their 28th wedding anniversary on September 21st!!!

I sponged the background with CTMH sky, indian corn blue and outdoor denim inks.  The images are stamped with Memento black ink with the stamp set Childhood Portrait.  I love this little pair on the bench under the moonlight, sneaking a little smooch.

The card is dark so I wanted to pop with a buttercup cardstock mat.

No embellishments, just my inky fingers!!!

I hope you enjoy this card.


Friday, 6 September 2013

Door Card

Wow - I'm squeaking in two posts in one week!!!  This is the 2nd card we'll be doing in September card classes.  I have been wanting to make this "door" card for some time and this was the perfect time to do so. 

Again, a simple card that highlights the stamped image.  These beautiful images are from Remarkable Wreath stamp set.

The door handle is a durable stud - cute right?

The inside sentiment reads:  May the bounty of the season fill your hearts and home.

Cardstock is champagne - ink distressed with saddle.  I love the combination.

I hope you enjoy this card.



Monday, 2 September 2013

Always Grateful

Sometimes, when browsing a new CTMH Idea Book one item will jump out at you.  Now calling something your favourite is impossible, but we all have favourite stamp sets, colours, bling, or embellishment that just call to us.

In the Autumn/Winter Idea Book 2013 the stamp set Always Grateful did that for me.  It's a very simple set of 3 single trees, 4 sentiments - nothing spectacular - or is there?  Maybe the simplicity of the images spoke to me, or the thoughts the sentiments evoked, but this set was a must have.

I wanted to keep my card clean & simple - let the image and sentiment speak for themselves.  I added black tulle ribbon to bring in some texture and angled my image (kinda like the tilt in my head when I'm thinking) to add some visual interest.



Sunday, 1 September 2013

National Stamping Month: September 2013

Wow !!!  Seriously three stamp sets for only $10.00 with a qualifying purchase of $50.00.  This deal can't be beat.  A sentiment stamp, alphabet stamp and cute image stamp sets all in one great deal.

Remember also with your $50.00 qualifying order you can purchase the September SOTM for only $5.00 more.


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I am a wife, proud mom of 2, mother-in-law, Close to My Heart Consultant, and amateur photographer. I love paper crafting whether it is scrapbooking, cards, or 3-D items, and enjoy enabling - uh I mean teaching, others.