Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Thankful For Autumn Splendor

Autumn is my favorite time of the year. I love the colors of the leaves changing and the need for a sweater to keep the chill in the air off. I love opening my windows and smelling the fresh air. It is also a sign that Thanksgiving and Christmas are right around the corner. Two of my favorite holidays that bring families together. That means my girls will be home for a few days. So I pulled out my Autumn Splendor set which I completely forgot about. With using all the new stuff out of the Holiday Mini, I tend to forget about the older sets. So I stamped the leaves on the DSP, "Newsprint" and then sponged around the edges. Wicked Fun DSP was used for the background and the verse is from Days of Gratitude.

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Fireside Christmas

When I first saw this set I know I had some great ideas for it but where those ideas went, I have no idea!! Does that happen to you? It happens to me all the time. So I am getting ready for another stamp camp on Sunday and I wanted to use this set at least one time before Christmas gets here. With the ladies making so many cards (ten) I didn't want to use up too much time in coloring this image even though I have seen some awesome cards with a lot of coloring. So I just used my blender pen and color a few areas and left it at that. I think that layering and accessorizing helped this card a lot. At the last minute I added the little bit of Victorian lace to the Season's Greeting sign.

I am so sorry that it has been so long since I have blogged I was down with a cold and then my daughter came home from college sick so I had to take care of my baby. I just had several areas in my house painted, one of them being the kitchen and you know how sometimes the color you chose on that little piece of paper just doesn't quite match up to the color once it is on the wall? Well that's what happened to me in my kitchen. But it's growing on me. My youngest daughter is graduating from college in 5 short weeks so I have a lot to do between now and then. I hope I have the chance to blog a little more between now and then. Thanks for checking in with me//1