Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Forever and Always

The wedding card I created is basically all white card stock except for the striped layer which is a very old pattern from my stash of no-name papers. I used my scallop We R Memory Keepers corner punch on it, and popped it up with 3-D foam tape.

The two laces were scrap pieces.

The ferns were cut with Alterations Thinlits Holiday Greens and the doily is Prima. It's hard to see, but I also have a cut from my Spellbinder's Framed Floral tucked in there.

The Forever and Always chipboard piece is Graphic 45's Mon Amour. 

My white flowers are all from I Am Roses. They are white... not the creamy white that this photo is showing (sorry). The leaves were cut with Spellbinder's Foilage. They're edged with Bundled Sage Distress Ink to give just a hint of color. I shaped them with a paint brush handle.

I really appreciate you stopping by!

Sunday, September 27, 2015

My Favorite For Fall

This is my favorite design of the fall cards I've created so far this season. It's a fairly simple mix of patterns and layers. The polka dot paper is an Echo Park Dots & Stripes and the base is one from Tim Coffey by K & Company.

A Prima Serenity in a brown tone with a bed of cheesecloth.

A layer of kraft Canvas Corp Flute (corrugate) and one of my treasured wood keys from Tennessee.

Hand dyed wool leaves cut with Alterations Mini Tattered Leaves die set. A Webster's Pages chipboard button (from a Pixie Dust kit)  and a scrap of ribbon from my stash.

These golden yellow flowers are vintage Prima, and beneath it is a Sizzix Vintage Doily.

The girl image was cut from a sheet of Graphic 45's An Eerie Tale and under it is a cut from my Kaiserkraft 6.5" Vintage Timeless paper pad.

I'm linking up at:
City Crafter Challenge Blog - Fall Has Arrived
Verve Inspiration Challenge - Autumn Lovelies

Thanks for stopping by, and have a wonderful Sunday!

Thursday, September 24, 2015

The Story of Fall Pocket Card

Going through my stash, I came across a bunch of October Afternoon embellishments I had forgotten about. These chipboard pieces are from their Farmhouse collection. I can't for the life of me understand why I hadn't used these... they're so adorable and lend themselves perfectly to a fall theme. I mixed them with my Echo Park The Story of Fall papers.

A wood key from my favorite wood shop in Gatlinburg, Tn.

A Petaloo Botanica and some brown embroidered leaves... which came from Surplus City in Lavale MD. I'm hoping to be able to make a stop there in a couple weeks when we head back home from New England.

The ecru cotton crocheted lace is also a Surplus City item. The tiny yellow and orange blooms and leaves are Petaloo Darjeeling Petites.

The teeny golden rhinestone is from BoBunny. The piece of ephemera I stamped with Fall, is from the Farmhouse Miscellany. The frame underneath was cut with Sizzix Frame die.

I'm linking up at:
City Crafter Challenge Blog - Fall Has Arrived

The Penmaker and I will be heading out soon for a fall excursion, but I have some creations scheduled to show you. Please don't forget me.

I really appreciate you stopping by!

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Farmer's Market Card

A little bit of this and that all combined to make today's fall card. This is is actually a birthday card for a dear friend, who tells me she loves that her's is this time of year because I always send her a fall themed card for her special day.

The card base is some Lunch Bag kraft paper. The pretty little golden flowers are from one of my old Pixie Dust kits as is the Webster's Page chipboard button.

A Petaloo Botanica and a heart cut with Alterations Mini Hearts from some Canvas Corp kraft corrugate. There's a snippet of May Arts ivory burlap string tied through the chipboard button.

I fussy cut the pumpkins from Graphic 45's An Eerie Tale "Abracadabra" paper. I did some layering with these for a dimensional look.

The beige teeny, tiny flowers are from I Am Roses.

My focal point is a mat of Canvas Corp kraft corrugate... they call it Flute. The Farmer's Market card was cut from the Echo Park's The Story of Fall "Journaling Cards" sheet. I am really taking a liking to Echo Park. Their papers aren't exactly my style, but I've been having fun making some cards that are just a little different for me.

I'm linking up at:
The Kraft Journal - Anything Goes Pumpkins

I really appreciate you stopping by!

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

A Fall Pocket Card and Our Happy 49th Anniversary

A quick run through of some photos of my latest Fall pocket card made with Graphic 45's An Eerie Tale plus some bits of My Mind's Eye and a scrap of a gorgeous green plaid. Added some cotton crocheted lace, a Webster's Pages chipboard button, a BoBunny trinket, and Petaloo Botanica blooms and leaves. The teeny, tiny rhinestones are from TPC Studio.

We have big plans for the day so I'll be off.

I so appreciate you stopping by!

Monday, September 14, 2015

Happy Birthday To My DD

It's a beautiful day here today, unlike what we've been experiencing. You can certainly feel the change into Fall. Since our daughter's birthday is heading into the season and I had all the Fall collections out on my desk, I figured why not make her a card with what was at hand. The only new element is the Prima wood bird... everything else is pretty much what I've been using.

Hope you all have a wonderful day!

Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, September 10, 2015

Thank You To Autumn and A Fall Card

Before I go another step with this post, I have to say a huge Thank You to Autumn at Sew Paper Paint for the kind words about my blog. Let me tell you folks, this gal is a master at flower making, and you'll for sure want to check out her skills here on her tutorial. I tend to take the easier route and just buy mine, although I have a number of dies the Penmaker told me to buy in order to make creating simpler. Hummm.... I wonder if he's noticed I don't use them very often. Hey Autumn, I think I'd better pay your blog and that tutorial another visit.

I'm still creating with Graphic 45's An Eerie Tale collection. I made a row of tags, tying them with an assortment of ribbon and string. I topped one with a wooden timepiece, my sentiment, and a fussy cut pumpkin.

The I Am Roses flowers are sitting on a layer of Spanish moss,

and I added in a couple of hand-dyed wool leaves cut with Alterations Leaf and Branch mini set.

Some orange rhinestones for pazazz...

and a bit of cotton, crocheted lace trim.

The last tag is tucked into an envelope from G45's Tags and Pockets. The tag itself was cut from the G45 Place in Time Sentiments sheet and is backed with card stock.
Now I'm off to visit Autumn's tutorial again!

Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Harvest Time and Shooting Time

Talk about not feeling like Fall. It's been in the nineties here in our part of Ohio for the last week. The Penmaker and I did some yard work yesterday, and the temperature seemed extreme for September. Maybe I should switch back to baby or birthday cards until it cools down a bit. I hope that will be this week.

I bought some of Graphic 45's An Erie Tale collection and put it together with that Harvest Time tag from the G45 Place in Time November sheet. A good mix, I thought. 

The light brown flower is one of the Prima Serenity that I love and use so much. The small orange ones are by I Am Roses. The beautiful orange seam binding ribbon  just came from Prairie Bird Boutique (How could I be out of orange seam binding this time of year?), and my bow is tied with May Arts natural burlap string. The leaves are my hand-dyed wool ones cut with Alterations Mini Branch & Leaf set. There's a little clump of Spanish moss in there, too.

My copper maple leaf is from Momenta. The calendar piece is from an Idea-ology ephemera pack by Tim Holtz, and I cut the orange dotted frame with Spellbinders Labels One.

The Penmaker got back from the New York trip safe and sound Sunday evening. I'll tell you I was never so happy to see someone as I was when he pulled the car into the garage. I guess that's a pretty normal reaction for a couple that are going to be celebrating their forty-nineth anniversary next week.

From what I hear, the shooting went very well and they had an enjoyable time together. That's team work, right!

Father , son and the instigator of the whole thing.

Now for hours and hours of editing and what ever else he does to make it all happen. I'll keep you posted.

Thanks for stopping by!
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