Category Archives: Autumn/fall

Thankful Thursdays #4

Yesterday my husband and I celebrated our 31st wedding anniversary.  That’s amazing to me.  They said it would never last (including someone who sent me an anonymous, hateful letter), but no one counted on his forgiveness and grace and my … Continue reading

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Thankful Thursdays #2

Last week I learned that a dear friend of mine, one who has been stamping with me since I started Stampin’ Up!, has terminal cancer.  Selfishly, I am sad.  I’m not really sad for her; knowing that heaven awaits, she … Continue reading

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Thankful Thursdays #1

Welcome to Thankful Thursdays!  First, I need to tell you that there is no order to my list.  It’s random, it’s sometimes week-specific, and sometimes it might be a little silly. This week has been a challenge, with one home … Continue reading

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After the pie …

… but before the wreaths and tree and lights, I wanted to share the banner on our living room mantel.  My little sweet potato helped me a little with the Big Shot work on this, but lost interest before long. … Continue reading

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Thankful medallion

This was the Thanksgiving card I sent out this month.  I wanted to go a totally different direction from yesterday’s card, and I’d call this 180° different! This medallion makes me think of wheat and grass plumes, which is why … Continue reading

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Paisley Thanks

Do you send Thanksgiving cards?  If so, this is the week to buckle down so they arrive in plenty of time for the recipients to enjoy them.  I like displaying the ones we receive on our buffet so that visitors can … Continue reading

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Three Autumn Trees

Here’s another example of how easily you can create a card using a triplet layout.  We made this at the October camps — some stampers found it easier to stamp the leaf (gum-drop) image first, then overlay the trunk/branches in VersaMark.  It’s … Continue reading

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Grateful maple leaf

Although I’ve seen several of examples of this tree-as-leaf image, my friend Cindy Elam stamped the very first one I saw!  This is my October camp version. The base of that leaf is a piece of Thick Whisper White that’s been … Continue reading

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Vintage Leaves for the guys

October is a big birthday month for the Burgins, including two of the young-adult grandsons. Since I was on a roll with the faux water coloring technique, I quickly made up two of these.  Notice the unusual absence of ribbon, … Continue reading

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Wet leaves

So, I couldn’t stay away.  Since I had thank-you cards to create and send, I used that as a reason to further experiment with the technique I showed in yesterday’s card. But here’s what I did differently:  I stamped all … Continue reading

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