Friday, September 17, 2010

Fall is in the air

We have an apple farm just a few minutes from our house. I made a quick stop in there last week to buy apples. We'll have to make sure we go back soon to actually pick some apples. I love visiting the farm, the colors of fall are just spectacular!

Now that Fall is here and the girls are back at school, I'm excited to have some time to craft. Fall colors are my all time favorite to work with. Have you seen the October issue of Crafts 'n things yet? Tons of great card and craft inspiration in there. I'm excited to have a card in this issue in their new Crafting for a Cause feature. My story is right there on page 91. Let me know if you've seen it.

Finally, I had some time today to make a card using my favorite colors. This is based on this week's 2S4Y sketch. Love this sketch, so easy to create with.

The paper is Lush from My Mind's Eye, the image is digital from Tuscan Rose sentiment rub on is from Making Memories and the ribbon is from Hobby Lobby. I also used foam squares and Glue Dots.
Thanks for stopping by...hope you have a wonderful Fall weekend.

Friday, September 10, 2010


It's been quite a week. The word from University Girl is that she's having a ball. Of course it's orientation week and classes don't officially start till next week! I'm glad she's having fun, but we do miss her. I *think* she may come home for a bit on Sunday. Mainly to visit friends and replenish her food supplies, I think!

Today's card is for Card Patterns sketch 80. A very fun sketch and with the help of SRM stickers, this card came together nice and quick.

The aqua paper is from K&Co., the polka dot is from Sweetwater and ribbon is from Offray.

Happy TGIF!

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Handmade Flower Challenge

There is a lovely lady that I lurk...ahem...I mean follow...and she makes the most gorgeous cards. Check her blog out here: Lea's Cupcakes and Sunshine Divine, isn't it???

She's having a challenge on her blog that runs till Sept. 15th. The Cupcards to Go challenge is to make a handmade flower accent with out using die cuts.

I've had this ribbon forever, don't know who makes it. But it's wired and just lovely, so rich looking. I started to make the flower by pulling on the wire on one side of the ribbon. When it was gathered together, I started applying Skor-tape to small sections of the gathers and started twisting the ribbon into a flower shape as I went. I added more Skor-tape as I went along. The rhinestone brad is from Recollections. The skeleton leaves have been in my stash for many years as has the 'love' brad. It was orange in color, I changed it to gold using Krylon's 18 kt. gold marker. The paper is older, from BoBunny.

Check out the challenge and Lea's blog. You won't be disappointed.

Monday, September 6, 2010

New Adventures...

We moved Dana to University residence today. I thought I would be more emotional, but the whole experience was so positive and so exciting, that I can't help but be happy and excited for her. A whole new chapter in her life...lots of new adventures for all of us.

So now that I have less laundry to do, maybe I'll have more time for cards....

Today's card is for the FTL106 challenge on Clean and Simple Stamping blog and also for Oldie Moldie Monday. It's time to dig into my stash of supplies and start using it up....there may be no extra money in the budget for new supplies for quite a while...
The paper is BoBunny, flowers are from Prima and buttons are from Melissa Frances. All of these things have been in my stash for years. The die cut label and stamps are from Papertry Ink and were a birthday gift from my friend Barb. Thanks so much Barb!!
Hope you're had a wonderful long weekend.