Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Thanksgiving Eve

Good morning and Happy Thanksgiving Eve to you! I have today off and feel blessed to have been able to sleep in and let my body fight off this virus.  I feel a bit better, more rested, and ready to tackle my "to do" list today.  I have some cooking and baking to do, and a table to set.  Tomorrow I will be surrounded by family and good food.  I owe them a good meal....since they've had to put up with my foul mood this past week! ; )

I am likely not going to be on the computer much tomorrow, so I thought I'd share my last fall project with you before the Christmas bug hits! I found these adorable pumpkin boxes on the Silhouette site and knew I had to have them.  They were super easy to make and paired perfectly with JustRite's Autumn Words     set. (This set is being retired, so grab it now while it's on sale!) I stamped the leaves in oranges, reds, and greens, and cut them out by hand.  The pumpkins' leaves were created with old sheet music and dosed with a generous amount of glitter.  
Every pumpkin needs a stem, so I inserted the stems from silk flowers I had on hand.  A bit of rustic twine finished them off. 
May you and your families have a blessed Thanksgiving....
And as always, thank you for visiting me....
: )

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Amazing Paper Grace Kit #4!

Well in case you were worried, I made it through parent/teacher conferences. ; )  It was a rough night with a few coughing spells.  Today is  a half  day today, and then I am getting this booty into the doctor's! Cort ended up staying home yesterday.  She still isn't 100% back to normal either.  Hopefully, all of this is ending soon...fingers crossed!

Now, on to my card!  Becca Feekin and JustRite Papercrafts have done it again! They have created another stunning kit for this month.  The stamp set is called, What Defines Us.  It has beautiful sayings, and of course true to Becca style, a beautiful font. 
I decided to create this little card.  Some close friends have been going through some rough spells.
This card is a gentle reminder....
The rose was colored using Tim Holtz Distress Markers.   I love the watercolored look of it. I did add a bit of sparkle too!  The green, silk ribbon is from Sharon Johnson's Stamp Simply store.  
I love the dies included in this kit.... 
Here is the kit in its entirety.

For more creative inspiration, be sure to check out the other designers' blogs....

Thanks for stopping by today!  Your visits are greatly appreciated!

Monday, November 19, 2012

Autumn Blessings

Good morning to you all!  I wish I could say that I felt better, but the reality is, I don't.  Not one bit.  I have this relentless cough.  My back hurts. My chest hurts. My everything hurts.  And the worst part?  I have parent/teacher conferences tonight.  A night where all I do is talk.  (and cough....and cough.....) 
On the upside,  Cortney is feeling better and hopefully we can keep her on the right track with everything.  
I have another Crafty Secret's card to share with you today.  It again uses the Thanksgiving Digital kit.  This includes the papers and cute pilgrim image I used here. 
I colored them with Copic markers and cut them out.  I thought they would make a perfect "frame" to my resin frame! 
Glossy Accents was added to the wish bone to give it a bit of depth and make it a bit more sturdy. 
I added a bit of ribbon and some pretty posies. 
Wish me luck today!  
Hopefully I don't infect every single parent! ; )