Category Archives: Autumn/fall

Thankful Thursdays #5

One of the joys of being self-employed and working from home is being able to schedule my own time.  I love many aspects of my Stampin’ Up! career, and working when I want is one of them. The flip side … Continue reading

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Baby wipe birthday

When I was making up a bunch of thank-you cards last week, I tried out an old technique that was perfect for the autumn leaves I was creating:  the Baby Wipe Technique.  I learned this years ago, and in fact … Continue reading

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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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