Friday, September 9, 2016

Good-bye Summer Hello...Fall Facebook Hop

Hello and good evening!  It's Friday night and I'm at home with SIX teenage boys celebrating my son's upcoming 14th birthday!  They're having fun eating pizza, drinking sodas, playing tag and waiting to go bowling!  It's surprisingly quiet!  My youngest...Kate, is attending her first dance! A sixth grader...they mostly just dance with their girlfriends and giggle! My husband has gone to ride in the Siskiyou Century tomorrow...and I'm here...enjoying the peace and updating my blog! What could be better?  

I haven't been able to create much lately because my workshop remodel, but I signed up to participate in another Facebook Hop so I had to find a small spot to get things done!  


Our theme was Good-bye Summer...Hello Fall. I LOVE creating fall themed cards...I guess because I LOVE fall!  

This card has a Crumb Cake base. The first layer is Soft Suede and the next layer is from the Petals & Paisleys Specialty Designer Paper series.  I stamped on a piece of 3" X 3" piece of Very Vanilla cardstock using the Timeless Texture and Basket of Wishes stamp sets.  The pumpkins are paper pieced using the Halloween Scenes Edgelit Dies. I first cut the three pumpkins together (inside the basket) out of Soft Suede cardstock. Then I chose two designer papers (the polka dots print is from the Regals paper stack and the hounds tooth print is from the other side of the designer paper I used from the Petals & Paisley series).  From those pieces of dp, I cut two more groups of pumpkins and separated them into individual pumpkins to attach to the Soft Suede pumpkin base.  I stamped the basket image from the Basket of Wishes stamp set and cut it out...attaching it to the Very Vanilla base with dimensionals. I sponged Pool Party ink to add color to the background and stamped splotches in Wild Wasabi in using the Timeless Texture stamp set.


I used the 1/2", 3/4" and 1" circle punches to make a few more pumpkins...one for the front ant a couple for inside.  The sunflowers were made with the Blossom Bunch punch. I layered two of the same size flowers on top of each other...distressed them with Early Espresso ink and added centers made with the 1/2" and 3/4" circle punches.  I cut thin strips of Wild Wasabi cardstock and curled them around my paper piecing tool to create vines.  The sentiment is also from the Basket of Wishes stamp set. 

Please let me know if you have any questions! I hope you like the card and that you had a chance to follow along on the Facebook hop!

Thanks so much for checking in on my blog! I hope to be back to creating soon!  The workers will be here next week to finish up!  


~Today's Thought~ 

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