Saturday, November 24, 2007

Nature's Vein

This layout is totally inspired by my upline, Lorri. Thanks for the great page!

The stamp sets used for the leaves is called Nature's Vein. It is a two part stamp set. First I stamped the base leaf on a scrap piece of paper for a lighter color (or a second generation color). Then I rolled the leaf stamp around on the ink pad to darken the edges. The second stamp is the leaf veins and that was stamped on top of the leaf. I used that technique on all my leaves and cut them out to attach to the pages.

The other stamp set used was the large Rustic Alphabet. I also used the same technique of rolling the edges to achieve a different look and darker edges on the letters.

The phrase reads "A fallen leaf is nothing more than summer's wave goodbye" and it is from the Summer's Wave set.

Our edge distressor was used on most of the cardstock to bring out the white core on the edges of the cardstock and to give it a nice distressed look.

Pewter spiral clips were added with Colonial White Organdy Ribbon. There is also a Clear Inspirations Friendship Dangle hanging from the lower spiral clip on the left page. The Dangle is tied to the spiral with Colonial White Waxy Flax.

And the colors are Pansy Purple, Sunflower, Chocolate and Vineyard Berry.

Friday, November 23, 2007

Snow Friends

This card uses the adorable Stamp of the Month set for November called Snow Friends. The colors are Smokey Plum, Bamboo, Blush and Colonial White. The cute little snowman was colored with the Waterbrush and the ink pads. I distressed the edge of the Bamboo piece along with the Blush cardstock with Smokey Plum and there are a couple pewter brads in the Blush piece as well. The background on the Bamboo piece is also stamped with the stamps in that set, they are just stamped in second generation.

Then attached to the snowman piece is a pewter Photo Hanger with the Blush ribbon from the Colonial White Designer Ribbons Collection along with Colonial White Organdy ribbon tied to it.

Happy Thanksgiving!

I just wanted to share these wonderful napkin rings my Mom made yesterday for Thanksgiving dinner. They were such a creative addition to a great meal!

She used the turkey and phrase from the Holiday Jubliee set. Then the leaves are from our new Just Blooms Autumn Leaves. Those leaves are just fantastic, the picture in the catalog does not do them justice! Then she just attached them in a ring shape with a Cranberry brad. What a fantastic idea! I just loved it!!

Hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving! =)

Friday, November 2, 2007

Halloween Fun!

Halloween Fun is the name of this set and it is such a perfect name! The colors are Autumn Terracotta, Black, Pansy Purple and White Daisy. All of the cardstock has been crumpled then flattened out again. The large Pansy Purple piece was further distressed by running the Black ink pad over the cardstock while it was still somewhat crumpled.

The Happy Haunting phrase on the bottom of the card was first stamped in Black then stamped again just to the side in Autumn Terracotta. It seemed odd, but stamping it first in the Autumn Terracotta then stamping to the side in Black gives it a totally different look! I was surprised. It is a fun little effect for a Halloween card though.

The card was then finished off with two strips of hemp around the Black piece of cardstock.

Hope everyone had a Haunting Halloween!! =)