Sunday, October 24, 2010

Harvest Fun!

Well, today we spent the afternoon at a local farm enjoying their Corn Maze and Hayride to the pumpkin patch to pick out our pumpkins! Also to be enjoyed was their Apple Cider Slushy.....mmmmmm.

Rachel was given a list to take with her through the Corn Maze, as she was required to find 5 mailboxes with stickers inside in order to claim a prize at the end of the maze. It was 8 acres of walking through hilly corn stalks and it was very enjoyable! She had a did all the other children and adults there! :-)

I love the colors and activities this time of year! We will get our pumpkin carving done later this week and I will roast the pumpkin seeds. :-)

Hope you enjoy the pictures and the quick digital scrapbook page I did using Stampin' Up's "My Digital Studio". It's so nice to have this program and be able to get pages done fairly quickly!!

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Stampin' Up! Conference

It's always such an exciting time to go to a Stampin' Up! conference....of any kind! The excitement is palpable to everyone who enters the building it is being held in. Meeting with other Demonstrators, seeing friends you haven't seen in awhile, working on Stampin' Up! inspired projects, learning new techniques to share with your friends and's TONS of fun! If you ever get the opportunity to's a must! :-)

I thought I'd share some of the projects we made (courtesy of Stampin' Up!) and then show you what I was inspired to create using the Stamp set they provided us with. It's a gorgeous set, and as you will see, has so many uses with it's designs.

Hope these inspire you as they did me!

This set is called "Day of Gratitude" and it's available in either clear mount or wood mount. You'll love it!

The following card is what I was inspired to make with the above set!

Are you ready to get to work on your Thanksgiving cards now?
Well, here's a list of the items I used to create this card. You can purchase them all through my website. Just select on "Shop Now" to the right, and you can begin your shopping experience! :-)

Stampin' Up Items used:
"Day of Gratitude" stamp set. Old Olive, Early Espresso, Crumb Cake, Whisper White and Riding Hood Red cardstock. Pumpkin Pie, Old Olive, Riding Hood Red, and Early Espresso Classic ink. Signo White gel pen. Square Lattice embossing folder. 1 3/4 and 1 3/8 Circle punches. Mat Pack and Paper Piercing tool to create faux stitching. Scallop Trim Border punch. Sponge Daubers to create aged look around the edges. 

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Reindeer Post

Thinking about Christmas yet?

It's in the not-to-distant future....oh no!! I'm certainly not ready, but thought I'd post a card to maybe get you and I inspired to get busy making our cards!! I'm thinking I might use "My Digital Studio" to create mine this you, I'm short on time these days. :-)

I really like this stamp set, "Winter Post." I think you will too! I used acetate on the front for some layering effect and stamped the snowflakes with white Staz-On...then added some Dazzling Diamonds for a bit of sparkle.

Hope you are inspired to get to work on those Christmas cards!! :-)

Stampin' Up! Supplies used:
Handsome Hunter (retired), Basic Black, Real Red, Crumb Cake and Whisper White cardstock, Window Sheets, Dazzling Diamonds glitter, Black embossing powder, Silver brads, 1 3/8" Circle punch, Designer Label punch, 1" Circle punch and Whisper White Craft ink.