Wow!  November 1st already – can you believe that?!    Hope everyone had a happy and safe Halloween.  Being that it was on a Saturday this year, we really thought we’d have lots more trick-or-treaters.  Not so however.  The weather in our neck of the woods was positively dreadful.  Mid 40’s and rain from the moment we woke up.  It stopped long enough for us to take my Granddaughter for her very first trick-or-treating.  That lasted for all of a total of 7 houses and about 20 minutes.  It’s ok, though – she really didn’t get the hang of it.  As we are prone to saying in Chicagoland – “Wait ’til next year!”

There’s no waiting for a Di’s Country INKers blog hop though!  This month we’ve chosen to celebrate all things Fall and Thanksgiving, and you’ve most likely arrived from seeing what Di had for you. 11-1-15

The card I have to show was ‘actually’ a birthday card I made for my dear friend Laurie.  She loves anything to do with trees and leaves, so when I saw the Lighthearted Leaves stamp set and the Woodland Textured Impressions Embossing Folder, I knew I would be using them for her birthday.  I began with a base of Very Vanilla and added layers of Soft Suede, and Gold Foil.  Another layer of Very Vanilla was embossed with the Woodland TIF and I used a Soft Suede marker to add the detail to the tree trunks.  The two smaller leaves were stamped in Versamark and heat embossed in black.  I then used reinkers to watercolor them and cut them out with the coordinating Leaflets Framelits.  The large leaf was heat embossed in gold and also watercolored and cut with the framelits.  The quote by Emily Bronte was heat embossed in gold on vellum cardstock and cut with the Deco Labels Framelits.  The large leaf was accented with a sweet little bow made from Gold Cording Trim.  I am in love with this stamp set!  The color combinations you can use on it are endless!!

I hope you enjoyed seeing my project today – now it’s time to send you off to see what Crystal has in store for you.  With all the hustle and bustle of the coming Holiday season, I do hope you take a little bit of time out for yourself to sit down and create – it’s a wonderful stress reliever!

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If you find you get lost along the way, here’s a list of our hoppers:


Barb  (you are here)
















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