October 25, 2011

Papertrey October Blog Hop Challenge

I am on a business trip this week so I had to get my blog hop card made before I left.  Thinking ahead hasn't exactly been my strong suit when it comes to papercrafting, so the fact I got my card made ahead of time was pretty good.  

For this month's blog hop inspiration we've selected something with a bit 
of an autumn flair.  The fabric selections and pattern combinations used 
on these petite pumpkins are a prime way to jump-start a fabulous fall 
paper project.  Use the colors as your inspiration, or perhaps focus on 
the patterns  You can also utilize pumpkins or maybe some felt die-cut 
leaves.  Whatever you choose, you are sure to have amazing results!  
We look forward to seeing your projects!

Love this photo!  So much inspiration there.  I chose to use acorns and patterns on my blog hop card.  I haven't used my Papertrey Ink Autumn Acorns stamps and dies much, so I thought this was a perfect time to get them out again.  And for the patterns, I decided some of the Papertrey fall patterned paper packs would work quite well.  This is what I came up with:

Thanks for looking!  You can check out the rest of the Blog Hop participants on the list over at Nichole's blog.  Have a great Blog Hop day!

Cardstock: PTI Rustic Cream
Patterned Paper: PTI Autumn Abundance, Fall Prints & Patterns, and Argyle Socks
Stamps: PTI Autumn Acorns and Turning a New Leaf
Ink: Memento Bamboo Leaves and Rich Cocoa
Other: PTI Autumn Acorns dies
Size: 5.5" x 4.25"

October 16, 2011

Northern California Fall

Last weekend I traveled to Big Bear Lake in the San Bernardino mountains of Southern California for a card making retreat with my sister.  She invited me for the purpose of getting a start on our holiday cards.  What a great time!  The weather was great, but we didn't venture out much because we were so focused on our task.  I finished the weekend with 52 holiday cards and she made over 60 cards.  Over the next few weeks, I will post photos of some of the cards I made.  It was such a productive weekend, I hope I can have a few more of those before our craft fair at work in early December.

In the meantime, fall is finally coming to Northern California.  In my opinion, October is the best time of year here.  The weather is simply the best and we do have some fall foliage.  During Marley's and my morning walk today, I snapped the following photos.

Also some grass growth from recent rains.

Beautiful reds and oranges.

These are actually red berries not leaves.

Tomorrow I am headed to Sacramento for a Copic Certification class with the awesome Debbie Olsen. This will be so fun!

Have a great day!

October 1, 2011

Rest in Pieces

A quick post with a Halloween card I made for a friend at work.  She has a friend who is really into zombies.  I had a lot of fun making this card:

Here is the inside:

Cardstock: PTI True Black
Patterned Paper: Echo Park Apothecary Emporium collection, Teresa Collins Haunted Hallows collection
Stamps: Kim Jones (www.sugarskull7.com) - zombies, MFT Who's Your Mummy - sentiments
Ink: Amuse|Studio Onyx


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