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September Calendar: Autumn’s Blessings

I know I'm a little behind in the calendar corner but I didn't get a chance until now to design September and as you will soon see October's calendar. Here is what we did at Friday's class. Even though September is over this calendar can be used next year as well. I will have an up-date calendar class in which the calendar part will be replaced with 2010 calendars.


Paper:         2-1/4" x 7" Baja Breeze Card Stock

8" x 8"  Only Orange Card Stock

8-1/2" x 8-1/2"  Whisper White Card Stock

  1"x 7" Dusty Durango Card Stock

1" x 7" Old Olive Card Stock

Scraps of Crushed Curry, Real Red, Only Orange & Old Olive Card Stocks

Stamp Sets:              Loads of Love

              Loads of Love Accessories

Happy Blessings

Ink:                              Basic Black & Dusty Durango

Accessories:            Platinum Shimmer Ink, Aqua Painter, Scallop Oval Punch & Markers

Here's an enlargement:


And here's what I did:
I took the piece of Baja Breeze Card Stock and layered it with torn pieces of the Old Olive and Dusty Durango Card Stocks. Using Loads of Love and Loads of Love Accessories Stamp Sets I stamped the car on Crushed Curry Card Stock  and female driver on Whisper White Card Stock  in Basic Black Ink. I used the new Platinum Shimmer Ink and an Aqua Painter and colored in the bumpers and hub-caps on the car. Using my Markers I colored in the female driver and cut both pieces out. I then  stamped the pumpkin and wheat vignette from the Happy Blessings Stamp Set in Basic Black Ink onto Whisper White Card Stock, colored them in with my Markers and cut both images out. Again using the Loads of Love Accessories Stamp Set I stamped the "happy harvest" greeting in Dusty Durango Ink on Whisper White Card Stock and punched it out with the Scallop Oval Punch. For the falling leaves I simply tore tiny pieces of Only Orange, Old Olive, Real Red and Crushed Curry Card Stocks. I layered everything as shown above.

Thanks for stopping by and HAPPY HARVEST!

HUGS & Stamps,






Autumnal Quilt…

I am back from vacation. While it was truly wonderful it’s nice being back home even with my “Beach-Head!” Today I am trying to post things I meant to do before I left but just ran out of time.

This is the Autumnal quilt we did last Autumn for the seasonal quilt series. This is the third in the series even though we did it first. Look in a few weeks for the last quilt in the series-Winter.


The recipe is as follows:

STAMP SETS:          Voila to go

                                        Give Thanks (retired)

                                        Happy Blessings

                                        Season of Friendship

                                        Seasonal Icons

PAPER:                       Elegant Eggplant Card Stock   (8-1/2″ x 10-1/2″)


 Old Olive Card Stock  (5-1/2″ x 4-1/2″)

 Whisper White Card Stock  (5″ x 4″)

The tree was stamped in Chocolate Chip Ink on Whisper White Card Stock and the leaves were stamped  in Cranberry Crisp, Pumpkin Pie, Summer Sun and Old Olive.  Fine Cosmo Stampin’ Glitter and Brads were added to some of the leave.s.

APPLES & PAIL:                                                                        


 Old Olive Card Stock   (3″ x 2 3/4″)

 Whisper White Card Stock (2-1/2″ x 2-1/4″)

The apples and pail were stamped in Basic Black on the Whisper White Card Stock. With Stampin’ Up Markers I colored in the apples in Green Galore and Real Red. For the pail I used the Basic Grey marker.  I mounted the Whisper Whites Card Stock onto the Old Olive Card Stock and added four Real Red Brads to each corner.


Pumpkin Pie Card Stock
 (1-1/2″ x 1-1/2″)

Whisper White Card Stock ( 1″ x 1″)

The pumpkin was stamped in Basic Black and colored with Watercolor Pencils. I hand cut four corners out of Old Olive Card Stock, added an eyelet and knotted a piece of Black Gingham Ribbon through it. Around the pumpkin I added dashes to resemble stitching.


 Creamy Caramel Card Stock (1-1/2″ x 2″)

 Whisper White Card Stock (1″ x 1-1/2″)

The turkey was stamped in Basic Black Ink and colored using the Watercolor Pencils.


Summer Sun Card Stock (3-14″ x 2-1/4″)

Whisper White Card Stock (2-3/4″ x 1-3/4″)

The scarecrow was stamped in Basic Black Ink and colored with Watercolor Pencils. A small square to create a patch for his pants was cut from Real Red Gingham Ribbon. Once adhered I added four Brads to each corner.


Really Rust Card Stock (1-1/2″ x 2″)

Whisper White Card Stock (1″x 1-1/2″)

The leaves were stamped in Chocolate Chip Ink and colored in using Watercolor Pencils. 


Cranberry Crisp Card Stock (1-1/2″ x 1-1/2″)

Whisper White Card Stock (1″ x 1″)

This leaf was stamped in Cranberry Crisp Ink (retired). I adhered the image in the upper left hand corner to offset it so that there was room for the Real Red Gingham Ribbon going across the bottom and up the right hand side. In the corner I placed a Real Red Brad.



Really Rust Card Stock (2-1/2 x 1-1/2″)

Whisper White (2″ x 1″)

I stamped the greeting in Really Rust Ink. What could be easier????

Thanks for stopping by.



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