Thursday, September 18, 2014

Fall Foliage......PPA220



I am convinced Mother Nature invented fall so we wouldn't feel too badly about our fading summer days.  I bet Stampin' Up! was thinking along those lines as well when it released this beautiful fall set called For All Things along with that gorgeous DSP Colors of Autumn.

Fall is such a busy time around here - lots to do around the house before the snow flies and the holiday bustle begins. There are family birthdays and a wedding coming up next week - and best of all I will be flying to Atlanta soon for a Pals Stamping Weekend!  I was working on my swaps yesterday in the kitchen and spread my stamped panels out to dry on the counter.  (I am doing this dahlia card as my swap.)




My husband walked in and looked at all of the panels and said "Oh my God do you know you stamped all of these low and off center?"  Yes dear..............



                           Pals Paper Arts has a wonderfully versatile sketch for us this week!

                                     

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

To Thine Own Shelf....Be True........FMS154







I do enjoy stamping and making cards but reading a good book is my absolute favorite pastime! My friend and fellow FMS DT member Rita Wright has also been known to enjoy a good book herself now and then.  When she saw this SSS set called To Thine Own Shelf she had to have it........and she knew exactly who else on the FMS team would have to have it as well! I adore all of the books and book shelf images in this set! This sentiment makes me smile and works perfectly for a belated birthday card.  Strips of Flashback DSP from SU! anchors the design.  

Since my retirement from teaching I have enjoyed working part time at our local library - and since it is only part time that leaves me time to stamp as well! Ah yes....to thine own shelf.....be true! 





             Cindy Lovell has a delightful sketch for us this week at Freshly Made Sketches!                                                                     


Tuesday, September 16, 2014

While the Cat's Away......



While Mary Fish  is off enjoying Founder's Circle this week members of her Pals group have taken over her blog!  I am delighted to be her guest stamper today!  I used a new Halloween set called Tee-Hee-Hee to create this fun card.  I snitched an accent from a Project Life pack and frayed a bit of the new Tangelo Twist Two-tone Trim to use as embellishments.





This sentiment makes me smile because an outfit just isn't complete without the right shoes!  But then again some of the best outfits require no shoes at all..........







Friday, September 12, 2014

Going for the Gold .......FabFri50



Fall has definitely started around here - the leaves are turning, the sweatshirts are out and our air conditioners have been put back in the attic until next year.  The Fab Friday Challenge is "turning 50" this week and is celebrating with a gold and white challenge - perfect for fall!  This sentiment is from Autumn Foliage by Inkadinkado and it looks terrific embossed in gold backed by Gold Soiree DSP and Kraft Cardstock!




So congrats to the crew at Fab Friday - they are one talented group of designers!  And I'm looking forward to their next 50 challenges!