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Happy Fall

I think I’ve mentioned that I love fall many times on this blog.  Yesterday we had a perfect fall day, so instead of staying inside I took Evan to the park after lunch and we played and then took Bandit on a walk.   I had planned on getting something done in the morning, but instead I spent it grocery shopping and Evan wanted me to go to his Kids for Jesus assembly in school that morning.   Each month the kids get a new mission and yesterday he learned about Forgive and Forget.  Then they are supposed to practice it in school and at home.  It’s a new program his Catholic school has started this year.

This morning I figured I’d stamp a bit since it’s going to be another gorgeous day and this weekend is supposed to be the same.  We’re going to make sure to enjoy it because you never know when the weather is going to be cold and blustery.  I recently ordered the Wreath for All Seasons from Papertrey Ink and thought it worked perfectly with the sketch challenge on SCS this week.  It’s a nice clean and simple layout and I’m using up more of my Autumn Traditions dsp that was from Stampin’ Up! last year.

Tomorrow I’ll have a Cinch project for you.  I realized I still had my kit from Taylored Expressions sitting on my work table and Saturday will be another Sketch for You to Try sample.  Have a great day!

Stamps: Papertrey Ink: Wreath for All Seasons
Paper: Ruby Red, Soft Suede, Autumn Traditions dsp, Elegant Eggplant, Whisper White
Ink: Soft Suede, Elegant Eggplant, Cherry Cobbler
Accessories: Chocolate Chip grosgrain ribbon, Soft Subtles buttons (retired), natural hemp twine, dimensionals


Blessed Fall

We got a taste of fall weather over the weekend and just missed the first frost last night.  I’m hoping to not have to turn on the furnace until November and this week we are supposed to warm up to 80 by mid-week again.  Maybe I’ll just be able to make it.  I did notice that the trees are all starting to turn and fall colors are some of my favorites.  I tried to capture that in my card.  I used Fall to Layout 110 and paired Autumn Splendor with Harvest Home.  They are both Stampin’ up! stamp sets.

Today I’m working on moving all of the furniture out of the living room.  The only things left right now are the piano and the TV.  I’ll need Roger’s help to move both of those.  Tomorrow the carpet installers should be working between 7 and 7:30.  I’ll have The Case of the Do as I Say and Not as I Do for you tomorrow.  Stop by for another SUO Challenge!

Traditional Friendship

I am having a really hard time getting into the fall spirit when it’s over 90 degrees out today.  It’s going to be warmer then it was on Tuesday.  Fall is my favorite season so I’m not going to be happy if we go straight from summer into winter.  I like being able to wear jeans and long sleeved T-shirts and be comfortable outside.  Today I have capris and a short sleeved T-shirt on.

Today I pulled out nice rich fall colors and even used Purple with my Elegant Eggplant card stock.  This is a color I do not use very frequently.  I love it when it all comes together, but I normally have a hard time making purple work.  I have a few sheets left over from the Autumn Traditions dsp from last year.  I matted two of the patterns on More Mustard card stock and sewed around it with Chocolate thread.  I then made my main image out of Chocolate Chip and Whisper White.  I stamped the tree from Season of Friendship in Soft Suede and then used the 1 1/4″ circle punch to make leaves out of Rose Red, Pumpkin Pie and More Mustard.  I added texture to them with the Lattice Embossing Folder.  The sentiment is a Modern Label punch sponged with Elegant Eggplant ink and stamped with the Because I Care sentiment.  It is attached with dimensionals.

Here is to hoping Fall arrives before Winter does.  I’m going to try to put up a few of my fall decorations to see if that helps too.

Stamps: Season of Friendship, Because I Care
Paper: Elegant Eggplant, More Mustard, Autumn Traditions dsp, Chocolate Chip, Whisper White, Pumpkin Pie, Rose Red
Ink: Soft Suede, Elegant Eggplant
Accessories: sewing machine, Big Shot, Lattice Embossing Folder, dimensionals, Modern Label Punch, Sponge Dauber

SUO Challenge 1 – Woodland Friendship

Today is the official opening of the SUO Challenges.  I hope you have a chance to play along with us!  You can find the challenge here.   To go with the fall theme I pulled out my Woodland Walk designer series paper since it has nice earthy colors and patterns.  I paired it up with Season of Friendship and the Two Step Owl Punch for this fun fall card.  The leaves are stamped in Pumpkin Pie, Cajun Craze and More Mustard.  Each time I stamped the leaves 3 times before re-inking the stamp to get a variety of shades and colors.  The owl sits nicely on his fall colored branch and sports a half pearl in the center of his chest.

I’m lucky to have anything to share with you after our experience yesterday.  On Sunday we had an impromptu block party to get rid of the extra hamburgers and hot dogs that were left over from the party last month.  I quickly baked some dessert and we headed down with the kids.  All of the kids were playing on their scooters and bikes and just having fun.  Evan wanted to go home to use the restroom so he ran down on his bike and Roger was following closely behind.  When he got to our driveway he said Evan was all worked up and crying because Colin closed him out of the garage.  What he didn’t tell us was that he fell over on his bike.  He continued to play and we were out well past dark roasting marshmallows and just talking with the neighbors.  When we got home to go to bed Evan was crying and said his elbow hurt.  He wouldn’t let me touch it, but it didn’t look scraped or bruised or swollen.  Yesterday he got up and watched cartoons, ate breakfast and just went about the day as normal.  We were going to run a few errands so we started to get the kids dressed and I heard the most awful screaming coming from Evan’s room.  Roger took off his shirt and Evan was yelling that he didn’t do it the right way.  That’s when we found out that his elbow didn’t bend.  It wasn’t bruised, but it was slightly swollen.  I called the pediatrician to find out if they were open and when they weren’t I took him to the ER.  He has a fractured elbow and is in a temporary splint and sling until we can get him into the orthopedic practice here.  We made an appointment for tomorrow afternoon. Please cross your fingers that the fracture isn’t bad and that it heals quickly.  The poor kid can’t do anything he likes to do.  At least with the splint on he isn’t in pain anymore.  I felt so bad for him while they were splinting him up because you could really see in his face how much pain he was in.

With all of the things he can’t do my time is more limited this week.  I’m sure you all understand.

All Supplies are Stampin’ Up!
Stamps: Season of Friendship
Paper: Chocolate Chip, Crumb Cake, Woodland Walk dsp, Garden Green, Very Vanilla
Ink: Chocolate Chip, Cajun Craze, More Mustard, Pumpkin Pie, Garden Green
Accessories: Chocolate Chip Satin Ribbon, Natural Hemp Twine, Neutrals button, Two Step Owl punch, dimensionals, 2 Way Glue Pen, Half Pearl