Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Autumn Thanks

This is the third card using the Autumn Days stamp set and Autumn Traditions Designer Series Paper. I used the pine cone image from Autumn Days (p. 92 2009 IBC) and the Thanksgiving sentiment from Grateful Greetings (p. 8 Holiday Mini Catalog).

The layout is simple but spiffed up with a Circle Fire Brad, Soft Suede Ribbon and Gold Elastic Cord. A trim of Very Vanilla cardstock punched with the Eyelet Border punch is added just under the focal point and Gold Brads are accenting the trim and balancing the focal image.

I'm off to Founders Circle. Will post pics when I return. Tx & Happy Stampin'!

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Autumn Birthday

This is a a nice masculine birthday card using the Autumn Days stamp set and On Your Birthday sentiment stamp set. The background paper is Autumn Traditions Designer Series Paper. If you check out my post from Friday, you will see I've used the same stamp set and Designer Series Paper but achieved a totally different look.

A couple of things I want to note: I lightly roughed the edges of the focal layer of Very Vanilla cardstock with the distressing tool from the Cutter Kit (p. 191 of the Idea Book & Catalog) and then sponged Soft Suede ink on the edges. The Soft Suede ribbon is the opposite side of the Polka Dot Grosgrain ribbon.

Here is the recipe:

Stamp Sets: Autumn Days, On Your Birthday
Cardstock: Soft Suede, Very Vanilla, Autumn Traditions Designer Series Paper
Inks: Soft Suede Classic Ink
Other: Cutter Kit, 1/16 Handheld Circle Punch, Gold Brads, Soft Suede Polka Dot Ribbon, Linen Thread, Stampin' Dimensionals

Thanks for stopping by and Happy Stampin'!

Friday, September 11, 2009

Autumn Days

It is fall in Erie, PA. The leaves are falling like rain. It seems like we didn't have a very long summer, but that's okay with me. I enjoy the cooler weather anyway and the smell and colors of fall are inspiring.

This card could be used for any occasion really. I used it as a birthday card recently but, as I mentioned, it is perfect for anything this time of year.

The leave image is from the Autumn Days stamp set (p. 92 2009 Stampin' Up! Catalog). I will be showing a trio of cards here over the next few days using this stamp set. The berry twigs are a rub on from the Autumn Harvest rub-on pack (p. 177 2009 Catalog). However, this image is also in the stamp set. With the rub-ons, you receive two sheets of images in each pack; one sheet of Chocolate Chip and one sheet of Whisper White. This is a variety of images and sayings that you could use for both card making and scrapbooking.

Here is the recipe for this card:

Stamp Sets: Autumn Days
Cardstock: More Mustard, Very Vanilla, Chocolate Chip, Autumn Traditions Designer Series Paper
Inks: Ruby Red, More Mustard, Always Artichoke
Other: Autumn Harvest rub-ons, 1" Circle Punch, 1-1/4" Circle Punch, 1-3/8" Circle Punch, 1/16 Handheld Circle Punch, Eyelet Border Punch, Gold Brads, Chocolate Chip Taffeta Ribbon, Linen Thread, Stampin' Dimensionals

Thanks for stopping by my blog. Happy Stampin'!

Friday, September 4, 2009

Ruby's 5 Months Old

Isn't she lovely? How's that for a look. This girl has attitude and she's only 5 months old. We just love her!

Ruby now boasts a slew of commands in her repertoire including sit, lay down, and stay. She walks nicely on the leash and loves to play fetch with the ball. As you can see, Ruby has an appetite for fire wood too.

She is still easily excitable, but I believe she has a bright future as head of our household. :O)

Thanks for stopping by,