Friday, September 26, 2008

The previous photograph of hydrangeas within the header of my blog was sent to me. I was unaware that it belongs to Leslie Miller of Running With Scissors. As soon as I was aware of this, it was removed immediately.

Leslie's site can be seen at http://leslierich.blogs.splitcoaststampers.com/ and known as Running with Scissors. Please visit her site for inspiration and see her incredible creations.

Thursday, September 25, 2008


This is my first time participating in Papertrey Ink's Blog Hop. The cards below are Christmas cards using Papertrey's Christmas Designer Paper, Cardstock, and Ribbon.


"BABY ITS COLD OUTSIDE"

Stamps: Baby Its Cold Outside MFT and Snowbunnybella
Paper: Papertrey Pure Poppy, White, and Christmas DP
Ink: Black
Accessories: Papertrey Pure Poppy Twill Ribbon, Real Red Stampin Up Marker, Brads, cuttlebug and Liquid Applique


"SEASON'S GREETINGS"

Stamps: Holiday Wishes Papertrey and Season of Joy (SU)
Paper: Spring Moss, Pure Poppy, White, Holiday Vintage Prints DP all from Papertrey
Ink: Papertrey Black and Pure Poppy
Accessories: Papertrey Pure Poppy Ribbon, Cuttlebug, Dew Drops, Large and Small oval punches as well as scallop punch from SU

Sunday, September 21, 2008

September
September, the harvest month...Summer is over and autumn has arrived.

It has been a very warm September for the northwest. However, today it is raining and I must say I welcome it. Fall is a beautiful time of the year - a time to not worry about watering plants and the lawn. A very good time to get back into reading.

One of my daily reading that I enjoy is "Simple Abundance" A Daybook of Comfort and Joy by Sarah Ban Breathnach. Each month she lists Joyful Simplicities. For example - September:
  • Start making your Christmas list this month so that you won't be frantic in December
  • Look at farmer's markets for dried flowers to create your own bouquet
  • Enjoy fresh apple cider
  • Experiment with different types of popcorn

Sunday, September 14, 2008