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Thursday, 31 December 2015

Happy New Year

Today we find Bob and his wife enjoying a romantic moment before heading out to a New Year's Eve party. Bob's wife is dressed in her finest sparkly red dress and Bob is looking like his usual super cool self in his vest and blue jeans! He's such a romantic isn't he?! 

Close Up

I have to tell you a secret - Santa came to my house early.....and brought me a new Heidi Swapp Mini Minc! It is so fun to use but it is very difficult to get a good picture when you use foil on a card. I took the picture on the side so you could see the gold on the paper. 

After colouring my image with alcohol markers, I cut it out with a stitched oval die and inked the edge with black ink to help it stand out. I ran some Heidi Swapp 5th Avenue paper through my mini Minc to add the gold foil. I did the same with my "happy" word die. I had a few spots on the word die where the foil didn't adhere properly but I used it anyway - I kind of like the "distressed" look it gives. 

I found some white paper with a light black pattern on it to add my sentiment to along with the die cut letters to spell New Year. 

I added some glitter to Bob's wife's necklace and earrings to make them look like diamonds, added some gold Stickles to the flower centres and glossy accents to Bob's glasses. Although it is very difficult to see, I added clear Wink of Stella to Bob's wife's dress.  I finished the card off with a few black gumdrops...no surprise! lol. I like my glitter and gumdrops!  

Card Recipe
Stamp: Under The Mistletoe - High Hopes Rubber Stamps
Patterned Paper: 5th Avenue paper (Heidi Swapp), Meadowlark (MME) 
Dies: Build A Banner (Whimsy Stamps), Scripty Words (Your Next Stamp), Stitched Oval (Your Next Stamp), Letters (unknown) 
Hero Arts Glitter, Quickie Glue Pen 
Clear Wink of Stella 
Gold Stickles
Clear Glossy Accents 
Black Gumdrops (Your Next Stamp)
Recollections cardstock 
Toner Paper (Heidi Swapp) 
Gold Foil (Heidi Swapp) 

Spectrum Noir Markers: FS1 FS2 TN2 FS8 CR7 CR11 DR6 DG3 JG6 DG2 DG4 CT1 CT2 GB11 TN7 TN8 EB8 1B1 1G1 1G2 TN1 EB1 EB2 BG5 BG7 BG10 

Happy New Year everyone! Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, 29 December 2015

Horse Thank You

We had a pretty good blast of winter last night - a little snow but mostly freezing rain and ice pellets. 

That makes it the perfect day to escape to my craft room and make something that's not a Christmas card! 

                               How cute is Jessica with her horse!?! 

I love the simple layout to this sketch - I feel it keeps the focus on the stamp. 
After colouring with alcohol markers, I chose to use some paisley and barn board papers to keep kind of a western/country feel to my card and each layer is trimmed in dark brown. I used a light blue chalk pencil smudged with paper towel to soften it around the outside edge and finished it off with my favourite - gumdrops!

Card Recipe 
Stamp: Jessica With Her Horse - Your Next Stamp 
Patterned Paper: Rodeo Queen (Carta Bella), Natural Beauty (gcd studios)
Die: Stitched Square Die - Your Next Stamp
Sentiment: SRM Stickers
Light Blue Chalk Pencil 
Cardstock: Recollections

Spectrum Noir Markers: FS1 FS2 TN2 FS8 PP1 PP3 PP5 LG1 LG3 LG5 TB8 BT9 TB9 GB8 GB10 EB5 EB3 EB5 EB7 1G1 1G2 1G4 

I chose to use the sketch


I am entering this card in Sketch and Colour Challenge #29 at Your Next Stamp. 

Thanks for stopping by! Your comments are appreciated. 

Have a great day! 

Friday, 25 December 2015

One More Christmas Card

I wanted to pop in quickly and share one more Christmas card with you. I made this one for my parents and they will be receiving it tomorrow. 

My mom loves anything to do with a nativity scene so I kept the layout simple as I wanted the image to be the focus. 

Card Recipe
Stamp: Oh Holy Night Nativity Set (Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps) 
Patterned Paper: Hello Winter (Echo Park), Reminisce 
Dies: Stitched Rectangles (Your Next Stamp), Build A Banner (Whimsy Stamps)
Ribbon: Celebrate It (Michaels) 
Crystazzi Crystals
Quickie Glue Pen 
Hero Arts Glitter 

Spectrum Noir Markers: GB8 GB10 EB5 EB6 EB7 TN7 TN8 EB8 BT2 BT4 BT6 CR2 CR3 FS8 1B1 

Merry Christmas!! Thanks for stopping by! 

Thursday, 24 December 2015

Christmas Eve Happy Mail

Happy Christmas Eve!

I have one more Christmas card to share with you today. It's always nice to have a few extra on hand for those last minute invites over the Christmas season. 

My card features Happy Mail from the newest Joys of the Seasons release. Don't tell but I made another one for my god daughter who absolutely loves hedge hogs. This is the fun part of making cards - being able to find the perfect stamp for the special people in your life! 

Side View

After colouring the image with alcohol markers I cut it out with a circle die and then ran it through again with a pierced circle die. 

I formed my card base and held my breath. It made me nervous to cut the middle of the card front out but I had used a regular piece of printer paper to plan the layout out first so away I went. 

After cutting out the middle, I cut a piece of plastic packaging a little larger then the piece I cut out of the cardstock in the middle. (I didn't have a piece of acetate that I felt would be thick enough to use). I added some snowflake cellophane paper - the kind you would wrap a gift basket with - and added to the card front. 

I added some "Snow" from Stampendous, patterned paper from "Sugar Plum" (Doodlebug) a bow and my favourite - yes I'm addicted - Gumdrops. 

Spectrum Noir Markers: TN1 EB1 EB2 EB6 EB3 EB8 GB8 GB10 EB5 CR9 CR11 DR6 DG2 DG4 PP2 PP4 PP6 1G2 1G4 1G8 1B1 

Card Recipe 
Stamps: Happy Mail - High Hopes Rubber Stamps
Patterned Paper: Sugar Plum - Doodlebug
Piercing Holes Die: Your Next Stamp
Circle Die: Spellbinders
Ribbon: Celebrate It (Micheals) 
Snowflake Cellophane: Dollar store
Gumdrops: Winter White - Your Next Stamp 
Plastic packaging 

I hope you have a very Merry Christmas filled with family, laughter and fun. 

Merry Christmas everyone! 

I am entering this card into the monthly Spectrum Noir Challenge - Clean and Simple on Facebook

Saturday, 19 December 2015

Grandma's Christmas Card

A couple weeks ago I shared that I have a couple of standing orders from my mom for Christmas cards.

The first card I shared was one I made for her to give to her dear friend. Today I am sharing the second card I made for her for my Grandmother, her mom, who is in her 90's. 

I had to keep the layout simple as Grandma is losing her eyesight so it had to be coloured in somewhat bright colours and have not too much going on with papers and such. I hope I made it in a way she can see and enjoy it. 

Card Recipe
Stamp: Oh Holy Night Nativity Set - KKS
Sentiment: Scandi Christmas - Whimsy Stamps
Stitched Rectangles Die: Your Next Stamp 
Holly Berry Red Gumdrops - Your Next Stamp 

Spectrum Noir Markers: FS1 FS2 TN2 GB8 GB10 EB5 DG2 TN1 TN4 EB7 CR7 CR11 DR6 

We are actually getting alot of snow here today so it kinda helps put me in the Christmas spirit. It won't last as temps are supposed to go into the double digits next week again but hey, we'll go with it. Maybe I'll go out and build a snowman..... 

Happy crafting friends! 

Thursday, 17 December 2015

Holly Jolly Christmas

My post today introduces you to Candy Cane Snowman. The latest new release Joys of the Seasons is packed full of super cute snowmen! If you love snowmen or if people in your life love snowmen ( I have alot who do!) then this is the release for you! 

I started this card by colouring my image with alcohol markers, fussy cutging it and popping it up with pop dots. I layered patterned paper from Carta Bella and Simple Stories onto my cardstock. It is very hard to see in the picture but I added Clear Wink of Stella to the buckle on his hat and the frame. A polaroid die was the perfect place to add my sentiment - Sm. Christmas Script (051)  (found here)
I finished it off by adding some ribbon from my stash of my favourite - gumdrops!! 

Card Recipe
Stamp: Candy Cane Snowman - High Hopes
Sentiment: Sm. Christmas Script - High Hopes 
Ink: Garden Green - Stampin' Up
3D Foam Squares: Scrapbook Adhesives 
Patterned Paper: Have a Merry Christmas - Carta Bella
December Documented - Simple Stories
Ribbon: from my stash
Die: Polaroid Instalove - Your Next Stamp
Gumdrops - Your Next Stamp 

Spectrum Noir Markers: DR5 DR1 DR7 CR7 CR11 DR6 CG4 DG3 JG6 1G2 1G4 1G7 CT1 CT4 GB5 PP1 PP2 PP4 TB2 TB1 Blender

I hope you have enjoyed my post today! Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, 13 December 2015

Snowman Shaker Card - Art Impressions

A couple of months ago I had the pleasure of having a "play date" at my friend Cheri's house. After meeting her three adorable dogs, we moved upstairs into her beautiful craft room. 

I had brought a ton of things to work on but when she brought out this Snowman shaker set for Art Impressions, I knew immediately I was looking at the perfect Christmas cards for my nephews. I just had to stamp a few!

My two youngest nephews live in Calgary so I won't be with them Christmas morning when they open these but I can hear them giggling now! 

I could actually hear them giggling as I worked on these cards - okay one will be giggling and the other one will be shaking his head saying "Oh Auntie Donna"... 

These fun "bums" are on a Wobbler so every time the card is moved the bells will ring - so fun!!!!

I started by colouring the snowmen with alcohol markers and fussy cutting them. They are popped up with pop dots. I glued my bells onto the shaker portion and mounted it on a Wobbler. I cut a banner die and punched a snowflake in the middle. Labels behind my image add some pattern and colour and draw a attention to the snowman. All papers are edged with antique linen distress ink. Some silver and gold glitter gumdrops finish off my cards.

Card Recipe
Stamps: Bells Ring Set - Art Impressions (Shaker line) 
Patterned Paper: Sleigh Ridge (Bo Bunny), Have A Merry Christmas (Carta Bella)
Label: Spellbinders
Banner: Build A Banner die (Whimsy Stamps) 
Sentiment: Scandi Christmas (Whimsy Stamps)
Ink: Faded Jeans, Antique Lined (Distress Inks), Delta
Silver and Gold Gel pens
Snowflake Punch (Marvy)
Bells: dollar store
Cardstock: Recollections
Silver and Gold Glitter Gumdrops - Your Next Stamp
Pop Dots: Scrapbook Adhesives

Spectrum Noir Markers used: CG4 DG3 JG6 GB5 OR1 OR2 TN2 TN3 TN7 IG2 IG4 IG7 CR7 CR11 DRT TB2 TB8 TB9 TB1 TB2 TB3 CG3 CG4 JG6 FS8

I hope my nephews enjoy these on Christmas morning! I enjoyed making the for them that's for sure! 
Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, 10 December 2015

Angel Trio

Christmas is only a couple weeks away - YIKES!! I have a couple standing orders for Christmas cards every year. My mom always asks me to make a card for one of her dear, dear lifelong friends. 

Her friend loves angels so when I saw the Angel Trio  stamp, I knew it would be perfect for this year's card - I hope! 

This is a more simple layout then I usually do, but my mom's friend likes things neat and simple. It was a challenge for me but I love to push the boundaries of creativity sometimes. 

I stamped my image and coloured it with alcohol markers, and added  some gold Stickles to each of the angel gowns. It is hard to see in the picture but their wings all have some Clear Wink of Stella on them as well. 

Then I gave myself another challenge - to use scraps of paper, you know those little pieces you have left over from making cards - not big enough to use for anything major but "could be used" for something? I grabbed some of my little bits from the Mistletoe Collection by Bo Bunny and used my fishtail banner dies to make the little ribbon pieces to add under the image. 

After cutting a piece of white cardstock, I ran it through my Big Kick with an embossing folder to add some texture to the background. I pre tested my sentiment stamp before I stamped it since the background is raised, found a way to make it work and voila! My card is finished off with some gold glitter gumdrops. 

Card Recipe: 
Clear Wink of Stella 
Gold Stickles 
Embossing Folder: Baby's Breath - Cuttlebug
Patterned Paper: Mistletoe Collection - Bo Bunny
Sentiment: Studio G
Gold Glitter Gumdrops - Your Next Stamp

Spectrum Noir Markers: CT1 CT2 CT4 GB11 FS2 FS3 TN2 PP1 PP5 CG2 DG3 EB1 EB2 CG1 DG3 DG4 TN7 TN8 EB8 CTI CT3 TN3 TN5 CR7 CR11 DR6 1G1 1G2 1G4 1G7 TN1 TN4

Thanks for stopping by! Now off to see if my mom approves this card for her friend! Have a great day! 

Thursday, 3 December 2015

Snowman Snowball

                         Wow! I can't believe it is December already! 

We had some snow a couple weeks ago where I live but some double digit temperatures melted it the following week. There snow was perfect for building a snowman - you know, the wet, heavy kind. A few children in my neighbourhood decided to do just that.......and unknowingly inspired me! 

I coloured the stamp with alcohol markers and along with a few "extras" while I was at it. I mounted my image on cardstock and fussy cut my "extras".

 I went with some none traditional Christmas colours on this card which ended up being perfect for the new Stampendous "Snow" I used for the corners and under the snowball. This is a great new product that you don't need extra ink for - you place it and heat it! How easy is that! It has pink, blue and yellow flecks in it - perfect for the colours I chose. Gotta love when a road trip to One Crazy Stamper gives you the perfect product to finish a card with! 

After adding my "snow", I stamped my sentiment, matted it and added my two "extras". I added a fence and a bingo card to finish it off. 

Card Recipe 
Stamp: Snowman Snowball - High Hopes Rubber Stamps
Sentiment: Christmas Script - High Hopes Rubber Stamps
Patterned Paper: December Documented - Simple Stories, The Paper Studio, Sugar Plums - Doodlebug Designs
Ink: Old Olive - Stampin' Up 
Die: Fence and Lampost - YNS 
"Snow" - Stampendous

Spectrum Noir Makers: CR7 CR11 OR1 GB5 BT1 BT4 BT6 BT7 CT1 CT2 CT4 GB11 BP1 BP2 BP4 BP6 1B1 1G1 1G2 1G4 1G7 CG1 DG2 DG4 DR5 D57 Black 

Thanks for stopping by! Your thoughts and comments are appreciated!

Thursday, 26 November 2015

Carrots and Cookies

How cute is this reindeer and Santa sitting with his feet up! He must be taking a break before his big day! 

My original layout and ideas for this card didn't work out the way I pictured it in my head - have you ever had that happen?) so I ended up fussy cutting the image (leaving a bit of a white border) after colouring with alcohol markers. 
The "snow" was made by tearing some white pieces of cardstock and adding Stickles to the edges. I created my sentiment on my computer and printed it off on a label die that I cut in half. An icicle border, red gumdrops and glitter on Santa's coat and hat finish off my card. Did you see the red glitter gumdrop on the reindeer's nose? The sentiment was created on my computer. 

Card Recipe 
Stamp: Santa's Sleigh Ride - High Hopes Rubber Stamps
Star Dust Stickles
Ruby Red ink - Stampin' Up 
Patterned Paper: older American Traditional, Imaginisce 
Quickutz Label
Icicle Border Die - Your Next Stamp
Sentiment: Computer - Calibri and Lucida Calligraphy fonts
Red and Glitter Red Gumdrops - Your Next Stamp

Spectrum Noir Makers: TN2 TN4 TN6 TN7 EB4 EB3 EB5 BR3 BR7 BR10 CT1 CT4 GB11 CR1 CR7 CR9 CR11 DR6 1G1 1G2 1G5 1G4 CG3 CG4 JG4 BT1 BT2 BT4 BT6 1B1 FS1 FS2 TN2 FS8

I am entering this in Spectrum Noir monthly FB challenge

Thanks for stopping by! 

Sunday, 22 November 2015

In Memoriam/Sympathy

Creating a sympathy card is challenging for most of us. Add to that the card is a sympathy card but not really, for someone you don't know. 

This card is a request for a horse group I (newly) belong to for a woman who's father recently passed away. This is a photo she shared on FB and I was asked to do a card including the photo. 

This card will be given on behalf of the group, but they didn't want it to be a "regular" sympathy card - not flowery, or butterflies - the first choice I would normally have for a sympathy card.........

Here's what I came up with - I hope they like it.

Card Recipe
Patterned Paper: Recollections
Heart: Finishing Touches 
Ink: Garden Green - Stampin' Up
Dies: Label - Spellbinders, Instalove Polaroid - YNS, Large Leafy Flourish - Whimsy Stamps
Twine: Bakers Craft 
Ribbon: Mulitcraft Imports

Thanks for stopping by today - your thoughts and comments are appreciated.

Thursday, 19 November 2015

Got Hugs?

Both of my cards feature Polar Hug from the Joys of the Seasons New Release.

The first card features the new Think Snow 2 sentiment and Winter Wonderland Background and the Winter Wonderland sentiment.  

The second card features the Merry Christmas sentiment. I had fun putting these two cards together with all of these High Hopes stamps!

For my first card is coloured my image with alcohol markers, fussy cut it and popped it up with pop dots. I stamped the top part only of the Winter Wonderland Background set and added some Shabby Blue Frantage. I stamped some mountains in blue so they looked like some icebergs in the background. The sentiment was partially done on my computer and finished off with the Winter Wonderland sentiment stamp. I added some glitter to the penguin's hat, some navy polka dot ribbon and finished it off with a couple blue brads.

My second card is coloured with alcohol markers and cut out using a Spellbinders circle. I added some stitches with a circle stitch die. I threaded some twine through my ribbon slot border and added my snowflake clothes pin.
Glitter on the penguins hat and some gumdrops help finish this card off. 

Card Recipe 
Patterned Paper: Powder Mountain - Bo Bunny, Fresh Snow - Reminisce, Mistletoe Collection - Bo Bunny
Dies: Spellbinder Classic Circle, Fishtail Banner Dies - YNS, Stitched Circle Die
Ribbon: American Crafts
Brads: from my stash
Ink: Bashful Blue, Stamping Up 
Pop Dots: Forever In Time
Clothespin: Micheals 
EK Success Ribbon Slot Punch 
Stardust Stickles 
Shabby Blue Frantage
Hero Arts Glitter
Quickie Glue Pen

Spectrum Noir Markers: PP1 PP4 BG2 BG5 BG7 BG10 1B1 1G1 DG3 JG6 DR1 DR5 DR7

I hope you have enjoyed my post today! Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, 12 November 2015

Burst Through Snowman

My post today is showcasing Snowman Sled Ride and the Think Snow 2 sentiment from the newest release Joys of the Seasons. 

I wanted my snowman to look like it was bursting out of the front of the card. 

I coloured my stamp with alcohol markers and fussy cut my image. 

I could have boughten a die to create the "bursting through" part of my design, but I wanted to challenge myself to see if I could figure out how to do it with what I had on hand...and voila!

(I have made a photo tutorial on how I created my "burst through" you can find here on my blog.)

After finishing my "burst through", I added my stamp to a wobbler with some pop up dots so my snowman wiggles and wobbles every time the card is moved. I stamped my sentiment on a die cut label and secured it on my card with twine. Decorative corners and a few sparkly blue enamel dots and some glitter on the scarf finish off my card. 

                                                    Card Recipe

Patterned Paper: Altitude and Woodland Winter Collection - Bo Bunny
Recollections Opaque Marker 
Hero Arts Glitter 
Quickie Glue Pen 
Ink: Rubber Stampede
Dies: Label - Spellbinders, Corner Dies - Whimsy Stamps
Enamel Dots: Sparkly Navy Blue Gumdrops - Your Next Stamp
Twine: Bakers Craft 
Pop Dots

Spectrum Noir Markers Used: 1G1 1G4 1G7 1G9 DR5 DR1 DR7 CT1 CT3 CT4 GB11 CR7 CR9 CR11 JG2 JG4 JG6 GT1 GT2 GT3 TN2 TN4 TN7 PP1 PP2 BT1 black, blender

                                            Thanks for stopping by! 

"Burst Through" Tutorial

Thank you for taking a look at my first photo tutorial. I am calling this the "Burst Through" technique. 

1. Choose your shape - it can be a circle, oval, square - whatever you like.

2. Choose your paper. 

    There are a couple different options here. You can choose a single sheet of double sided patterned paper, or you can choose to use two different patterns. If you do the second one, your bursts will be a little thicker because you are using two layers of paper. 
Helpful hint: Make sure your second piece has the pattern you want facing out. Glue the papers together - cover the whole piece not just the edges - if you don't the "burst" shapes won't stick together.

3. Trace your shape. 

4. Find the centre of your shape - vertically and horizontally. In this example my circle is 3.5"w, so my center point is 1.75". Draw your centre lines from one edge of your shape to the other.

5. Find the centre of each "pie piece" In this case each piece is 2" wide so my centre point is 1". Draw your lines from one side of your shape to the other.

6. Cut your lines using your favourite cutting tool. I use an Exacto knife for this step. I also stole a metal ruler from my husbands tool box for this exact thing.

7. Use a smooth pen in whatever thickness you choose. Roll each "pie piece" to the edge of your shape. Glue each "roll" down - this part can take some patience until it dries enough to stay. Helpful Hint: if there are any pencil lines showing, erase them before gluing your pie piece down. 

8. Add your background layer - I used turquoise cardstock here just for example purposes. 

9. Add your stamp to the front and enjoy! 

I hope you have enjoyed my tutorial. Please share your projects with me - I would love to see what you create! 

Sunday, 8 November 2015

Polar Hug - Twine Challenge

Crafter's often get inspiration or a starting point for a card layout from numerous places, magazines, Facebook, Pinterest etc. 

I had a chance to stay in sweats and play for a bit yesterday morning and found a weekly Saturday challenge at Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps to give me a starting point for this card. The challenge is "Playing with Twine".

Card Recipe 
Stamps: Polar Hug - High Hopes
Sentiment: Merry Christmas - High Hopes
Ribbon Slot Punch - EK Success 
Patterned Paper: Fresh Snow - Reminisce, Mistletoe Collection - Bo Bunny
Clothespin: Michaels 
Stitch Circle Die - Your Next Stamp
Enamel Dots: Love Earth Gumdrops - Your Next Stamp
Hero Arts Glitter
Quickie Glue Pen

Spectrum Noir Markers: PP1 PP4 CT4 GB5 OR1 1B1 DR1 DR5 DR7 

As I'm sure you have guessed, I am entering this card into the Playing with Twine Challenge at Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps.

Thanks for stopping by! 

Thursday, 5 November 2015

Naughty or Nice?

Today my post features Winking Snowman, one of the super cute snowmen from the Joys of the Season new release at High Hopes. 

I just think this snowman is way too cute! I wanted to use a fun sentiment because of the wink. After colouring this cutie with alcohol markers,I chose  some pieces of turquoise and white cardstock. 
I cut the white piece to size and ran it through a snowflake embossing folder. I chose to use the "negative" side of the paper so the snowflakes are indented instead of raised - that's the "naughty" part of my card
I added some patterned paper to the outside edge, and created and printed the sentiment from my computer. Some punched out snowflakes and some glittery enamel dots finish off the card. 

Card Recipe 
Patterned Paper: Altitude Collection - Bo Bunny 
Sentiment: Lucida Calligraphy font - Computer
Snowflakes: Marvy Punch
Snowflakes Embossing folder - Darice 
Enamel Dots: Glitter Gumdrops - Your Next Stamp

Spectrum Noir Makers Used: TN1 EB1 EB2 BT3 BT4 BT5 BT7 BT9 PL2 PL3 Black BG2 CT1 CT4 GB11 DR4 CR6 Blender

I hope you have enjoyed my post today! Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, 1 November 2015

High Hopes Club Packs

Hello High Hopes Fans! Do you have High Hopes stamps and sentiments on your wish list? 

We are excited to introduce our brand new High Hopes Club Packs - each set includes two stamps and sentiments - Wow!  

When you purchase a club pack you Save 30% off our regular retail price. 

For November there are 6 Club Packs to choose from - I am sharing 3 below:

There are 3 more available on the High Hopes website in the Club Pack section right at the top of the online catalog list.  

Club Packs are available in limited quantities and for a limited time on the High Hopes website here: http://highhopesstamps.com/product-category/club-packs/

Hurry on over to the website to get your favourite club packs! Happy Shopping!

Thursday, 29 October 2015

Fall Fun!

This stamp brought back so many fun memories! When we were kids we had to rake the leaves.....of course we moaned and complained but we kept it fun by making a big pile and jumping in them! I will also admit that I loved doing this with my nieces and nephews as well. After all, if you have to do chores, you might as well try to make them fun right!? 

Let me introduce you to an older High Hopes stamp called Fall Joy. How fun is this stamp!?! 

I chose to keep the layout simple on this card because I wanted the stamp to be the focus. I coloured the leaves, trees and raccoons with alcohol makers and added the sky with a blue chalk pencil. I mounted the image onto some card stock and then on top of a cut in half polaroid die cut. The sentiment is some rub on letters that I have had in my possession for a very long time! I added a metal heart and some fun orange twine and a couple stitches just for fun! 

Card Recipe
Patterned Paper: Autumn Splendor - We R Memory Keepers
Sentiment: Providence - Making Memories Rub On letters
Die: Instalove Polaroid Die - Your Next Stamp
Twine: Bakers Craft 
Heart: Finishing Touches Craft Accents
General's Chalk Pencils

Spectrum Noir Makers Used: CT4 GB5 CG2 DG3 GB3 GB7 DR1 DR7 CT2 CT4 TN7 TN8 EB8 BG1 BG5 BG7
I hope my card has inspired you to go have some fun and jump in a pile of leaves! You know ya wanna....

Thanks for stopping by!