Monday, October 27, 2014

Quilled Birthday Wishes

I created this 4 layered quilled flower to include in a quilled floral design to place in a frame that I plan to display in my home, but instead, decided to use it for this birthday card (now I have an excuse to make another one):

I'm entering it in this week's Freshly Made Sketches challenge:

Thanks for stopping by :)

Supplies Used:
Paper: CTMH Patterned, Colonial White, Cocoa, Barn Red; Quilling strips
Stamps: Verve Amazing Wishes
Ink: CTMH Cocoa
Other: CTMH Artisan Studs; Poppy Stamps Lorelai Leaf Die; Verve Charming Ovals Die Set; Cuttlebug; Cuttlebug flourishes embossing folder

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Warmest Thanks

How can you not be inspired by the gorgeous fall colours at this time of year?
I especially love seeing all the fall-themed cards online, which always end up inspiring me to make one myself.  This week, I'm playing along with Verve's Inspiration Challenge, where the theme/inspiration is fall:

Here's my fall-inspired card. I wish you could see just how sparkly it is IRL with the shiny sequins from Verve (which I just LOVE), the sparkly gem on the bow, and the sheen from the leaves: 

 One thing we love to do as a family is discover and explore nature trails, especially during this time of year.  We had a particularly fun time on this trail we found in Stouffville, Ontario last week :)

My son and brother-in-law are avid amateur photographers:

My son was super excited about finding this tree frog, which is kind of like find a needle in a haystack, since it's the size of a thumb:

He also found this bullfrog:

And what a nice surprise it was to come across these horses!

Finally, here's Bailey, my nephew's new puppy, who joined us on the trail.
Isn't he just adorable?!!!

~Thanks for stopping by~
Happy Fall, Y'all!

Supplies Used:
Paper: CTMH White Daisy & Kraft
Stamps: Verve's Artful Elegance
Ink: CTMH Creme Brulee, Autumn Terracotta, Cranberry
Other: Verve's Charming Oval Die; Verve's Shine Bright Sequin Mix; Jolee's Boutique Brass Leaves; The Crafter's Workshop Mini Bricks stencil; sponge; Cuttlebug; Memory Box Bramble Circle die; ribbon and gemstone from my stash.