Friday, September 22, 2017

Happy Fall Ya'll

Hi stampers!  Ahhhh...it's fall...even if it's 100 here (seriously, the heat indices are 100+)!

How about some nice apple cider to cool you down?  HAHA!  So I'm not in love with this card but I made it so I'm sharing it.  And I'm sorry that the apple cider is hard to read.  I'm still struggling with lighting here at times.  I do really like tranquil tide and cherry cobbler together though!


I've struggled a bit with this set...are you seeing a theme for me lately?  But I'm pressing on!

Happy stamping!

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Thursday, September 21, 2017

Dreaming of Christmas

Or at least cooler temperatures!  Hi stampers!  It's a hot one in OK today, with heat indices near 100! Apparently it's the same back home too so at least I'm not alone.  Ian's ready for Christmas too.  He was just talking about Santa bringing him presents :-)  

Today's card is inspired by my friend Cathy Casey.  I saw a card she posted on IG over the weekend and fell in love with it and her color combo of tranquil tide, pool party, and soft suede!  This isn't actually the card I cased but it was inspired by the colors!


While I think you know I LOVE the Christmas sets in the holiday catalog, there are also some pretty spectacular sets in the annual catalog and I need to give them some love.  I LOVE Merry Mistletoe!  It's such a great set so don't overlook or forget about it!

Sadly, it doesn't feel ant cooler after this post :-)

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Wednesday, September 20, 2017

I Need Fall

Hi stampers!  I'm so ready for all things fall.  Too bad it's hot as heck here right now.  It rained Tuesday morning, well stormed actually, just when it was time to take Ian to school.  That was fun!  So then it was HOT and MUGGY all day. YUCK-Y!

At least I was channeling some fall over the weekend when I made this card!

I LOVE the Seasonal Lantern set but I have to say, it intimidates me a little bit.  There's just so many things you can do with it so I had to sit down and just play with it.  I decided to cut out the lantern here instead of stamp it.

I made my background by putting some ink from my pads (pumpkin and tangerine) on a clear block with my aqua painter then I just placed my paper on top. I've shown you this before.  After it was dry, I flicked some ink on it.


And can we talk about these colors for a second?  Tranquil tide, fresh fig, lemon lime twist, tangerine tango, and pumpkin pie are just fabulous together!

If I make enough fall cards maybe it will cool off!  I wish!

Happy stamping!

**NOTE:  Something went wrong with my link up, sorry!  Seasonal Sayings SHOULD be Seasonal Lantern Bundle.  Sorry I didn't catch this earlier!
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Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Happiness In A Cup

Hi stampers!  I like coffee.  I never used to although I always loved the smell...and I got to smell it a lot since my mom drank cups and cups of it (and does still) black (yuck).  I've always loved hot tea (it's my dad's thing) but coffee is a newer thing for me.  Starbucks is happy about that I suppose.  Anyway, I knew I had to have this set when I saw it but shame on me, I haven't used it!

I only wish I could actually have a cup of coffee with many of my good friends.  Hopefully I'll make a few in Oklahoma I can share a cup with!

I went pretty monochromatic here with just the green and a pop of black and tiny bit of crumb cake.  

Happy stamping!
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