Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Happy Harvest

Good evening! Around here it's definitely cooling down and feeling like fall is in the air. Yesterday morning we had a little fog, and today a little rain. And I love it! But I'm hearing it's supposed to warm up tomorrow and feel more like summer. What a way to tease a girl! Until then, I'll stay home and "nest" tonight and make a batch of oatmeal raisin cookies with my daughter. Yum!

I'm still trying to use up some of my odds and ends, so I've made another fall inspired card with that great Cosmo Cricket patterned paper. This time I'm using one of my other favorite stamps, the pumpkin from Papertrey Ink's Spooky Sweets set:

Isn't that a nice pumpkin?!? It's perfect - nice and round, and I love the curly twirly top. I shaded the pumpkin by using the "rock and roll" method on my stamp pad using two different shades of orange. It's fun to experiment with that technique to get the shading just right. And I love my latest punch - the Upper Crest punch by Fiskars. It's so much fun and can give your project a casual or elegant look, depending on how you use it. A very versatile punch, for sure.

Okay, so off to bake some cookies and finish up a few teacher gifts. I'm making a little gift for my daughter's Preschool teachers. Sort of a Back-to-School-Thank-You-Happy-Fall gift all in one. I'm not sure what they are, I just wanted the excuse to make them...lol. And they are so cute...I'll share soon!

Stamps: Spooky Sweets, Year-Round Puns (PTI)
Ink: Pumpkin Spice (SU!), Melon Berry (PTI), Close to Cocoa, Old Olive (SU!)
Cardstock: Kraft, Vintage Cream, Ripe Avocado, Spring Moss (PTI)
Patterned Paper: Dark Chocolate Bitty Dots (PTI), Cosmo Cricket
Tools: Upper Crest border punch (Fiskars), classic and scallop circle Nestabilities dies (Spellbinders), corner rounder punch (Fiskars)
Other: foam mounting tape (3M), twine, button


Jane said...

GORGEOUS!! love it!

Tiffany Heilman said...

I do love that pumpkin. It well complimented by the hemp and button!

Hollie said...

Very cute! This really is your time of year isn't it? I am back and feeling that chill in the air brrrrr. Hope to see you sometime in the near future!


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