Truly Grateful for Autumn …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Yesterday marked the first day of autumn … my favorite season. I love the colors, the warm days and cool night, sweaters, caramel apples and the smell of the leaves. Yup, I love it all.

Today I promised an alternative idea for your Paper Pumpkin kit. Just a little reminder of the stamp set that comes with the kit …


I had so many ideas popping into my head with this stamp set. I will share one today, another at a later date, but the rest are reserved for my Paper Pumpkin subscribers … their treat for choosing me as their Paper Pumpkin demonstrator.

You may join my Paper Pumpkin Pals … HERE. Plus, you’ll be helping out Breast Cancer and the same time you treat yourself to Paper Pumpkin.

In honor of the season, I chose the leaves and did the Rock -n- Roll technique – that is why some are two different colors …


The Rock-n-Roll technique is very simple … Ink up your image in the lighter of the two colors, and then simply roll the very edges of the image into the darker color ink. Since these were so very small, I just kind of tapped the very edge onto the ink pad instead of “rolling” the image around.

I thought of adding a texture to the background but I really loved the simplicity of this card … it speaks volumes. Sometimes less is more.


Hope you enjoyed today’s alternative project … stop back tomorrow, I have some more “spooky” for you! My sister teases me that not everyone loves Halloween as much as I do .. I know, some of you like it more!! lol

Thank you for sharing a part of your day with me, see you tomorrow!



Touch of Autumn in the Air …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Today I have another card created with the “Woodland” embossing folder! This is such a fun one to play with… I’m sure you’ll come up with more great ideas too.

I teamed it up with the “Happy Scene’s” stamp set … I inked up the fall image with the Momento Ink pad and then did a combination of watercoloring with my blender pen and sponging to soften it up a bit.


I created a unique focal point of that image by cutting it out with the “Leaflets” framelit dies and then matted it with the Tangelo Twist to make it pop even more.

I used one of the other leaves for my greeting which came from the “Petite Pairs” stamp set. Just a fun little twist to an autumn card.


Thank you for dropping by today. I’ll be back tomorrow with the Weekly Deals.

I hope you have a wonderful week.