Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator - Coldwater, Michigan -

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Fall-i-days Thanksgiving Hop adventure

Fall-i-days Thanksgiving Llama Blog Hop

I missed the Halloween llama Fall-i-days blog hop; I hope you didn't.  But here we are, hopping again - I'm so happy to be back and to have you here - thanks for stopping by.  You've probably hopped here from Stephanie's blog.  Stephanie made our header and the buttons for home, previous, and next blogs; aren't they gorgeous?  Of course, so are her projects!  If you haven't been to her blog yet, the Previous button will take you there, or you can continue clicking the Next buttons through the whole hop and you'll come around to Stephanie, or you can go to the Home blog and find a link to each blog on the hop.  So many choices!

Since I was in Wisconsin on vacation while everyone else was showing Halloween projects, I'll start with my favorite Halloween card this year, for which I can take almost no credit - I did the stamping and assembling, but the design was from Carol, a fellow demonstrator, who taught us this card at our Star Struck Stampers team meeting in August:
stamp sets - Frightening Feline, Mixed Medley (hostess); ink - Basic Black, Tangerine Tango; card stock - Basic Black, Very Vanilla; designer series paper - Howlstooth & Scaringbone; punches - 3/4" circle, 1-1/4" scallop circle; 1/2" Basic Black/Basic Gray striped satin ribbon, stamping sponges, Stampin' Dimensionals 
Isn't it just adorable?  I learn so much from other demonstrators, and we have such a good time when we get together.  Oh, and there's always snacks, too - bonus!  When we met in September, Jeanne made the most delicious pumpkin dip, and I shared this card (which I CASE*d from a card I saw on Pinterest):
stamp sets - Gently Falling, Trust God; ink - Cajun Craze, Early Espresso, Soft Suede; card stock - Cajun Craze, Early Espresso, Naturals Ivory; designer series paper - First Edition; punches - Extra Large Oval, Decorative Label; Crumb Cake 1/2" seam binding ribbon, Stampin' Dimensionals

 We also swap 3D items at our team meetings.  When I was a new demonstrator, I asked "What is a 3D item?" and the best definition I heard was, if it's not a card and not a scrapbook page, it's 3D.  So, I covered little composition books with the leaves left over from a Stamp-a-Stack project:
 stamp sets - Confetti, Fabulous Phrases, Pursuit of Happiness; ink - Always Artichoke, Cajun Craze, Early Espresso, More Mustard, Riding Hood Red, Soft Suede; card stock - Cajun Craze, Early Espresso Core'dinations, More Mustard, Riding Hood Red, Soft Suede, Very Vanilla; Big Shot with Wood grain textured impressions folder and Autumn Accents die, Stampin' sanding system
The Autumn Accents die cuts five shapes, and we cut four colors of card stock but then made two cards using one of each shape, so there were lots of spare leaf shapes.  Here's the sample Stamp-a-Stack card with one of the composition books; I think they'll make a nice "thank you" gift set:
   For more great Thanksgiving Fall-i-day ideas, hop on to Linda's blog, Nutty 4 Stamping. 


Marsha J Reed said...

Beautiful projects, Kathe.

Buffy said...

Such lovely projects! Love the cat, and the composition books are so cute! (So's the card that goes with them!) And the leaves look great on the designer series paper. Nice!!

Susan said...

I love those composition books. What a great idea!

Stephanie Osgood said...

Great idea for the composition book! My favorite is probably the Gently Falling leaf card. Another favorite set.

Kath Ricks said...

Great ideas, I am glad you were able to hop this tie.

Debbie Martin said...

Love your composition books with the confetti background. Wish I had purchased the cat now, great card.

Patrice said...

Great cards - I'd love for you to link up at 52 Card Pickup this week and enter my giveaway!

Carol Carriveau said...

Your projects are wonderful and so colorful - of course I love the cat card the most....!

Jean Fitch from jlfstudio said...

Very fun projects Kathe! I love seeing what everyone is doing with the Autumn Accents new fav die of course! The composition notebook is my fav (the card with it too). Might be time to spruce up the notebook I use for my internet notes and passwords. Thanks for hopping and sharing your Fall experiences.

Christine said...

What great projects, Kathe. I guess we all love leaves. The composition books are great. Don't you just love that cat?