Friday, September 16, 2016

Spook-Tackular


Hi! Have you been out shopping lately? Candy corn fills the shelves, the craft stores are full of Halloween and fall decor and supplies to spook up your home, it's so exciting! I could honestly get amped about making Halloween all year long! Around here Halloween gets top billing in the Holiday dept.



I found this adorable stamp set complete with a die for the black cat at Michaels last week, and you can expect the set to make quite a few appearances by the end of October, it's just so cute!

I started watching Bates Motel on Netflix and colored my way through the first 2 episodes, I figured it's a good kickoff to scary movie and Tv season! (who am I kidding I love that stuff all year long!)

I'm off to another celtic festival work weekend, I do love the highland games, such fun people always! Have a great day!



Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Sunny Thoughts


Hi! I'm happy to share with you, that my struggle to remove diet coke from my daily routine is slowly but surely getting easier!   coming along! 

I'm keeping my thoughts sunny and upbeat and I try not to talk about or think about all the withdrawal symptoms... so happy I have not only super supportive people around me, but I have this creative outlet to help!!! Crafting has enhanced my life in so many ways, but I'm most grateful for the escape and happiness it has always given me!

I stamped this gorgeous sunflower from the Autumn Blessings stamp set  embossed it with white ink and set myself up to color for a while!  I layered in on a simple yellow patterned paper lined with a tiny strip of black and white stripes and a bow of charcoal and marigold bakers twine 
Calm satisfying fun! 

Saturday, September 10, 2016

Acorns Fall


Hi!!! 
It's been over a month since my last post, so I thought maybe I should hop back on the saddle and..... well a horse riding metaphor sounded clever in my head, buts lets be honest here, I have never ridden a horse in my life- sooooooo let's just keep it real, I dusted off the stamp sets and spent a little time being crafty!


I'm still in New York and wish I could report fall like temperatures, but so far it's still summer in full effect, the nights are perfect and some trees are starting to change! I've never seen a full blown Northern fall in person, but I do enjoy my Florida autumns! 
I used the Autumn blessings stamp set and watercolored the acorns for this card along with a silhouette word cut.The background is embossed with a wood grain folder, and I enlisted the help of a SRM clear sticker for my greeting and a banner of burlap ribbon to tie it all together! 

I always get a little excited when the seasons change and the colors are so rich and "new" to decorate with! Fall foods, and boot season!!! Oh man I love boot season! :)