Monday, September 7, 2015

Happy Scenes, Stampin'Up!

Hello Stampers!
Happy Labor Day!  

Speaking of labor....  I've been doing a lot of that over here to prepare for many upcoming September events.  As most of you probably know, this coming Saturday is my New Catalog Kick-Off.
You're going to make 2 great Christmas cards and enjoy stamping, chatting, snacking, and door prizes.  The morning session (10-noon) is full, but there are still 4 spots open for the afternoon session (1-3).  Please let me know if you'd like to attend.  I'd love to see you and share a fun afternoon of stamping with you.  Oh, and this event is free!  

I've decided not to show you the two cards we're going to make on Saturday, because I think it is more fun if the cards are a surprise.  So this week I'll be showing you some cards for fall. Then maybe I'll show you some of the Christmas cards I've been working on in the next couple of weeks.      

So here we go, down a winding path into the woods with beautiful autumn colors on the trees, a brilliant blue sky overhead, and gorgeously colored leaves slowly drifting down. Can't you picture just such a scene?  We're not quite into those days yet, but you can really feel change in the air with the cooler temperatures and rain that we've had the last couple of days.

Although this might look like a time-consuming card, it really is quite simple.  This is the Happy Scenes stamp set combined with the Hearth and Home Thinlit Dies.  You can see both of these products on page 11 pf the Holiday Catalog.  I simply stamped the scene in Jet Black Staz-On ink, then sponged on some Pumpkin Pie and So Saffron ink to suggest an autumn sunset.  I colored the leaves with my Cajun Craze marker and the pumpkins with my Pumpkin Pie marker.
I cut the window frame from Early Espresso card stock and adhered it over the scene with some dimensionals that I trimmed down so they wouldn't show.  The window box was cut from Crumb Cake card stock and stamped with the sentiment "Thinking of you with a grateful heart."  What a perfect Thanksgiving card this would make!         

Have a happy day, stampers!  I hope your day is full of relaxation, not work!  
Hugs and happiness,

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