Sunday, October 30, 2011

Happy Halloween (tomorrow)

Just wanted to pop in with a Halloween card I made using some things I've had for awhile.  I'm not sure who the paper is from.  The label is from Recollections that I adhered to cream cardstock and cut around the shape to give it some dimension.  The little purple witch hat brad on the bow is from Queen & Co.  The metal Boo word is attached with brads all by Hot Off the Press.  The little bats on the label are from Crafty Secrets.  I love how the lime green ribbon makes the card pop.  Have a happy and safe Halloween tomorrow!

Saturday, October 29, 2011

Autumn Birthdays

We are having an early taste of winter here today with freezing rain and snow.  I had to go out yesterday and buy boots when I heard the forecast as I gave mine away last year.  Anyway, I have two cards to share with you today.

I recently purchased a pack of Recollections kraft cardstock and used it as the base for the two cards.  I didn't think I would like using kraft cardstock, but I'm pleasantly surprised how much I like how it looks!  Paper, golden leaves and wooden tag are from Making Memories Autumn Splendor line, Martha Stewart doiley spritzed with English Ivy Glimmer Mist,  and gold pearls are Recollections.

This card also uses MM papers and leaf accented with gold Stickles, Martha Stewart doiley spritzed with Glimmer Mist, tag from Anabelle O'Malley stamped with sentiment from Papertrey Ink, and flower by Recollections.

Last, I'm sharing a photo of the little guy Jasper after his recent grooming appointment.  He got his hair cut, a bit short for the weather today!  Thanks for stopping by and leaving your sweet comments.

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Fall Tradition

For the past nine years, my dear SIL Anabelle and I get together each October and visit a local orchard to enjoy the fall decorations and activities with our boys.  Freshmade apple cider and cider donuts always come home with us.  Here are a few photos from our visit last Saturday.

Michael in front of a sand sculpture.

Michael and Ryan in front of one of the many fall displays.

Anabelle and I with some beautiful mums.

We always make sure to get a photo of all of us together.
Later, we went to dinner, shopped at Michael's, and got some ice cream at Cold Stone Creamery. 

Anabelle put together a sweet scrappy kit for me (she's always so thoughtful), and I made this card with some of the goodies.  The papers are Anna Griffin, the flowers are Petaloo spritzed with some Glimmer Mist (S.W.A.K. and English Ivy), and some Recollections crystals.  Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, October 2, 2011

World Card Making Day - Part 2

I really wasn't too happy with the cards I made yesterday, so I thought I'd give it another try today.  This card uses K&Co Julianne paper, a Martha Stewart doily spritzed with a little sand Glimmer Mist, Jolee flower, Zva crystals, PaperTrey Ink sentiment, and lace from Joann Fabrics. 

Weather is really gloomy here today.  I'm glad I cleared out the flower beds and trimmed bushes yesterday.  I hope everyone is having a wonderful Sunday.  Thanks for stopping by.

Saturday, October 1, 2011

World Card Making Day

Today was a beautiful fall day!  I decided to make a big pot of homemade chicken noodle soup.  Thought it would go perfectly with some warm, crusty bread.  While the chicken was cooking and since it is World Card Making Day, I took some time and made two fall theme cards.

This card was made using paper from  Making Memories' Autumn Splendor line as well as the diecut, ribbon and wooden tag.  I used a bit of hemp to attach the wooden tag.

This card also uses Making Memories paper, ribbon and leaves.  The tag and pearl are from Recollections, and the stamped sentiment is from PaperTrey Ink.

I apologize for the somewhat lopsided cropped photos.  I still haven't gotten the hang of loading and editing the photos.  My son helps me get this far.  I think I need to take a class!  TFL  Enjoy the rest of the weekend!