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Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Two more days....

until Thanksgiving! I can't wait to sink my teeth into the succulent turkey, the creamy mashed potatoes and gravy, the cornbread stuffing. I would rather have seconds of the food than eat the dessert. Yummy!

What are your plans for Thanksgiving? We will get together with my daughter and her family. We will have enough food to feed the entire neighborhood. But that's okay, I love leftovers just as much as the first time around.

What is your favorite Thanksgiving memory?

Here's mine: A couple of years ago my daughter was going to cook the turkey. It was her first time with the turkey, and she assured me and my hubby that she had things under control. She got up at 5 a.m. (unheard of for her) and got the bird in the oven. When we got there later, my hubby opened the oven door to baste the bird, and the oven caught on fire. He slammed the oven door closed, the flames went out, opened the door, flames erupted again. The house filled with smoke and the smoke detectors went off. Now, her house is very large, and with tile floors, the smoke detectors reverberated. Very noisy. We opened all the windows and doors and cleared the house out. Come to find out, every time she checked on the bird, she added water, so eventually it overflowed the pan and dripped on the element, causing it to catch fire. She assures me this will not happen again.

I hope you have been enjoying the fall cards I've made. Have a great day!

Monday, November 24, 2008

Only a few more days...

...until Thanksgiving! I love this time of year, with it's wonderful smells of good things cooking, the crispness of the air, and thoughts of friends and family. This card makes me think of living in the north, when the leaves would change to beautiful colors and you could take long walks in the woods.

Alas, living in Florida, we don't see much of that here, which is why I love using this stamp from Innovative Stamp Creations. As I'm coloring in the leaves, I can pretend I'm walking in the woods, dancing with the leaves.

The background was made with alcohol inks and staz-on inks.

If you are reading this through a feed, you really should visit the blog. There you will find lists of favorite sites and blogs, as well as other inspirations. Check it out.

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Hope you have a wonderful day!

Friday, November 21, 2008

Another Autumn Card

I love this leaf stamp from The Angel Company. This stamp is stamped on glossy cardstock that has been colored with alcohol ink. Then I cut it out. I used my little teeny tiny kai scissors, and boy are they sharp!

For the brown background, I applied gesso to a piece of cardstock, and while it was still wet, I brushed some pearl-ex over it.

The ribbon was silver, but I put some light alcohol inks on it, and gave it a little color. I stamped hello fall and the 2 leaves on white cardstock and colored them with markers, then punched out the circle. The larger circle was punched from brown cardstock, and I used markers to make it "plaid".

I hope I've inspired you today, and you have a wonderful weekend. I hope you get to be crafty, too.

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Happy Fall

Here is another card using the fall leaf stamp from The Angel Company. It's stamped on glossy cardstock and colored with alcohol inks, then cut out.
I then layered it on 2 pieces of silk paper (kind of like mulberry paper, but very smooth).
I stamped Happy Fall and the border with a Just Rite Stamper stamp using brown chalk ink, then stamped a leaf twice, once with brown and once with an ochre color. I punched this out and layered onto a punched scallop circle, and layered onto a brown polka dot ribbon, which is layered on the silk paper.
I hope you have enjoyed this card. I am currently working on Christmas cards, and will start showing you those shortly. I still have a few autumn cards up my sleeve, though, so be on the lookout for those.
It's cold here in Florida, and we've had to bundle up to stay warm. It's a good time for hot soup and sandwiches and staying indoors and working on crafts.
I hope you have a crafty day.

Wednesday, November 12, 2008


Autumn is one of my favorite times of year. The weather has cooled, I can open up my windows in my house, and it's just a beautiful time. Unfortunately, we don't have leaves that change colors as you do in the north, but I still like the cool, crisp weather (and being able to snuggle at night).

Here is an autumn card I made:

I love making this background. It's simply white cardstock, then I smeared it with a distressed pad (I either used Antique Linen or Old Paper). After it dried, I smeared it with a white Brilliance inkpad. I let that dry, then drew in my "boards" with a black marker. I think it looks like old lumber, don't you? I stamped the leaves on some "fossil stone" paper I had left over from another project, and then cut them out with scissors and adhered to the cardstock. The stamp is by The Angel Company. Hope you enjoy.

Have a wonderful, crafty day!

Monday, November 10, 2008

And we have a winner!

Good morning! I know you have been anxiously awaiting the winner of the holly cuttlebug embossing folder, so without further ado.....

I used a random number generator found at, and it chose #14.

And the winner is...Adair, who wrote:

I have many wonderful Christmas memories. Some of my favorites was when I was a kid, we would go to Grandma's on Christmas Eve who lived 200 miles away. We would buy her a tree, decorate it and go to bed. She still had the decorations my Dad made as a child that we would lovingly put in the tree.

Congratulations, Adair. Please send me your snail mail addy and I'll get your prize in the mail to you.

I would like to thank everyone who participated. I have read all the entries and laughed with some of you and cried with some of you. I appreciate you sharing your favorite memories.

Sunday, November 2, 2008

Embossing Folder Giveaway!

I hope everyone had a safe Halloween. It's been raining off and on here for the last couple of days. I like lazy Sunday afternoons when it rains. I've been reading a lot today, and my hubby has a pot of chili on the stove. Mmmmm. Can't get better than that.

I have the above Cuttlebug holly embossing folder to give away as blog candy. But you have to do something in return. I would like you to leave me a comment and tell me what is your best Christmas/holiday memory. It can either be as a child or as an adult. I will give you a week to think about it and post, and I will draw a winner randomly from the entries. So that would mean that on November 10th I will draw a winner and post it here. You will need to let me know how to contact you, or check back after that date to see if you've won.
Do something crafty...