Saturday, September 19, 2015

It's Freakin' Fall!

Hi stampers!  I'm so ready for fall and it seems to be taking it's sweet time getting here.  It felt like summer was never going to get here this past year and while I'm sad about not being able to take my little guy to the pool, I'm so ready for crisp temps and all things fall!  I may be itching to wear all the fun new fall clothes I've acquired too...bring on the boots and the layers!

Anyway, since we're celebrating fall with our Control Freaks blog hop this month!  Fall and the holidays is the theme this time around which is right up my alley ;-)

The tour actually goes live on the 20th so make sure to check back then if you pop in early just in case there are any bugs we had to work out ;-) You may have clicked on over from Connie's blog, weren't her projects fabulous?  If you didn't, don't worry as we make a never ending circle so just keep clicking!

My first card is actually one of two recent Control Freak swaps we just sent off.

Stampin' Supplies:
Stamps:  Thankful forest friends
Paper:  Whisper white, old olive, soft suede, into the woods DSP
Ink:  Soft sude, old olive, tangerine tango
Accessories: Linen thread, into the woods cotton ribbon, woodland embossing folder

The fox is fussy cut and yes, I cut 20+ of them :-)  I based the main part of the card off of the little Christmas make and take from convention.  It was so cute!

My second card is pretty simple but I kind of love it.

Stampin' Supplies:
Stamps: Acorny thank you
Paper:  Whisper white, crumb cake, blackberry bliss, kraft
Ink:  Soft suede, hello honey, rich razzleberry
Accessories:  Acorn builder punch, linen thread

And there you have it.  Make sure to click on over to Heidi's blog to see her amazing projects if you haven't already!

Thanks for joining us and happy stamping!

Friday, September 18, 2015

Fab Friday 73

Hi stampers!  It's Friday...and I have posted very little.  I had all these big plans on vacation in California to edit photos and schedule posts and just get organized...and then it didn't happen, ha!  I needed a vacation from my vacation, I was so busy.  Oh well.  I planned to do a bunch of fussy cutting for my Control Freak swaps...which I also forgot to do.  So, last week was spent slaving away to get those done before I went to my mom's house for a few days.  Are you seeing a pattern here????  Anyway, it's time for a new challenge over at Fab Friday of course!

We've got some fab fall colors for you this week!

Of course, you may not see fall may see something else!  So make sure to show us and play along!

Here's what I did...when I finally found my stamp set.  It had fallen down behind the other ones and I couldn't find it for the life of me!  Grrrrrrr!  I guess it didn't know that my nap time stamping clock was ticking ;-)

It didn't turn out quite like I'd pictured but that bear is pretty darned cute anyway!

Make sure to check out the other inspiration from the design team and play along!

Happy stamping!

Friday, September 4, 2015

Fab Friday 72

Hi stampers and Happy Friday!  I'm kind of wishing I was back at Disneyland where I was last Friday :-)  But, we're back to reality over here and just in time for Fab Friday!  We have a fun sketch for you this week!

AND most exciting of all (and maybe making not being at Disney a little bit more tolerable, hehe) is that I made one of my best and most favorite cards EV-AH which is a big stinking deal these days since I'm lacking in creativity 90% of the time!  So, excuse me while I squeeeeeee over this card:

Stampin' Supplies:
Stamps:  Oh, what fun
Paper:  Whisper white, real red, pool party, mossy meadow, home for Christmas DSP
Ink: Craft white, pool party, mossy meadow
Accessories:  Spritzer, gold satin ribbon, doilies, home for Christmas enamel dots, linen thread, snowflake elements, gold sequin trim, 2.5" circle punch, labels collection framelits

It actually all came from a "mistake" so to speak while working on designing a swap.  I found that I wasn't crazy about spritzing this background but I saved the piece anyway and figured I could work it into something ad the rest is history!  There are so many things I love on here!  The enamel dots are so fun and I LOVE those snowflake elements!  The sentiment is from the stamp set that goes with the tags kit.  You can use it for way more than tags!  The gold satin ribbon is my new favorite!  So pretty and soft!  And that deer....swoon!

Make sure to visit Fab Friday and see all the other DT samples and make sure to play along!

Happy stamping!

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Fall Feathers

Hi stampers!  It's starting to look like fall in the evenings.  What is it about the light in the evening in August-October?  It just "feels" like fall!  But man, it sure doesn't feel like fall!  It's so hot!  I'm looking forward to it cooling down a bit.  It's too hot to play outside with the little guy and too hot to run/walk outside with him too.  He really enjoys the stroller so hopefully it will cool down soon!

And I guess I should have shared this card yesterday since it's a fall card ;-)  I love this set.  It's so versatile and while it's made for the wreath kit, it's totally a stand on it's own set!  I'm still having a few editing glitches so this pic is a bit off, sorry.  But you can get the gist :-)

Stampin' Supplies:
Stamps:  Cheer all year
Paper:  Whisper white, crumb cake, hello honey or delightful dijon (sorry), gold glimmer
Ink: I can't remember, whoops
Accessories:  None

I used both feather stamps and stamped the solid one with a lighter ink and then the striped one in a darker shade.

And as a side note, would you please pray for the Fox Lake community and the surrounding communities and for the officers friends and family.  The recent police shooting has hit us a lot closer to home than I'd like (of course I'd like it to not happen anywhere).  I really hope they catch the people.  I'll sleep a lot better when justice can be served. The whole situation just sickens me.  Thanks.

Happy stamping!

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

First Day of Fall

Hi stampers!  Happy fall!  Ok, not really since it's not actually fall and it's as hot as you know what over here but how can it be September already?  And honestly, no matter what the weather, September feels like fall for me!  I'm quite excited for cooler temps, fall clothes (and boots) for me AND for Ian, pumpkin patches, and NO BUGS!  Seriously, the mosquitoes are out of control this year!

Know what else is signaling fall?  The HOLIDAY catalog officially begins today!

Contact me if you'd like a copy and remember, you can shop my store 24/7 with the link on the right sidebar! I took a little trip to California last week (didn't feel like fall there either) so now that I'm back, I'll be working on getting some classes and stuff up soon!  Stay tuned for that!  There is SO MUCH fun stuff in here!

And here's a little card.  The main image was made at convention and then I added it to a card when I got back.  This is hands down my favorite suite/items in the catalog!

If you don't hear from me for a while it's because I lost my dang mind and designed a swap (actually two) that needs almost 30 of these guys hand cut!  You know what I'm doing from now until their due date ;-)

Happy stamping!


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