Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Autumn is in the air

Hands down Autumn is my favorite season. It's what I miss the most living in Texas. In Missouri the leaves changed, everything became crisp and crunch, I loved it. During my long hot years in Texas I have learned to mark the changing of summer to fall with new things. First there is the non-stop sneezing and watery eyes that my entire family gets. Secondly there is Starbucks Pumpkin Spice Latte--the best tastes of fall in a cup. So when I start sneezing and see Pumpkin Spice on the menu I pull out all my fall smelling candles and hit the craft room to bring a little fall into my day.

I have two things to share today. The first is a fall card I created to send to an Alzheimer care giver for the blog candy here. It is such an awsome prize and what a great way to give! If you get a chance, please send a card.

The second picture is my two darlings with some bread we baked recently to share with friends.

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Card Details:
Stamps: Clear dollar stamps
Paper: Basic gray and various cardstocks
Embellishments: Flowers, bridal section clearance at Michaels (I picked up orange too because I can't resist!) Jems, Daries Glitter, Doodlebug
Tools: Nestabilities and wrought iron corner punch (ek success)

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Bread details:
Bread: white and banana bread
Leaves: Spellbinders set (great dies they are gorgeous in person)

Monday, September 8, 2008

Long Absence and some new items

My long absence has been due to a very busy couple of weeks. It started when school started for both Simon and myself. I also had two big class weekends. On August 30 and 31st I had my Christmas In July (August) class. Then on the sixth I ran two classes, an altered lunch tin and the interactive Haunted House Book. All of those classes took a lot of prep work. Luckily this Saturday I am just teaching at a birthday party with fewer cards and very little prep work!

We also started T-Ball. Simon is on the Knights this fall. Our first practice was Tuesday and the first game was Sunday. It's a lot of fun to watch the little guys play.

Now on to the creative portions for today. First off I have two scrapbook layouts that should have been for the last two Thursdays. The first layout is some more bluebonnet pictures, this time of Simon. These pictures made me realize how much he has grown up this last year. He's not a preschooler or a little guy any more.

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My second layout is from last winter. We actually got to do a bit of sledding while we were in Missouri. I have been working on this layout for about three months. I had a hard time finding a sled. Then one day I found the sled with the red coat in a Jolee's set that was just meant to go on my layout!

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The last item I have to share with you is a Halloween wreath. I purchased this wreath kit by Making Memories last year after Halloween. They had these wreaths on clearance marked down from $19.99 to $1.99 so I could not resist. However, I am horrible at purchasing clearance items and then never completing them. I have promised myself to complete some of the things I have purchased this year instead of letting them gather dust in the closet.

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Supply Lists:

Bluebonnet Layout: Cardstock from DCWV, scroll die cut from Sizzix, journaling block stamp by Scrappy Cat.

Winter Layout: Patterned paper by Imaginese, bazzil cardstock, Jolee's embellishments, liquid applique.