Monday, September 30, 2013

Fall Ideas

It's been a few weeks since I posted, but that doesn't mean I've been doing nothing.  No, I've been to a high school reunion, Archie had a knee replaced, I went to scrap club last week and I went to Crop for the Cure in Enid this past Saturday.  It seems like I'm always going someplace.

Last week I began my fall decorating, ect.  After making these Tootsie roll covers, I'm now ready for trick-or-treaters and friends that need a special treat, like a thank-you for bringing meals after Archie's surgery.  My mother will use these as favors for a dinner she will host at her home.  (Tootsie roll wrap is a stamp/die set from My Favorite Things.) 


While participating in a scrapbook shop-hop, I saw a really beautiful banner to hang on a mantel.  After making it my own, this is what I came up with.  The photos are all of my family and Archie as a baby.

One of these pics showed a pumpkin sitting on the mantel.  It's a child's plastic pumpkin used to collect the treats on Halloween night.  I removed the handle, turned it over and covered it with torn strips from an old book.  It's another idea I found on Pinterest.
Since Archie couldn't find my fall wreath for the front door, I made a new one.  Than the front porch area looked bare, so I ordered two wrought iron plant stands and added some plants, pumpkins and pine cones.

Here's the vignette I set up in the dining room.  The autumn sign was in the dollar hot spot at Target.

A couple of weeks ago, I took a class at My Heart's
Fancy (wonderful place for the mixed media artist.) 
I'm not really into Halloween, but this was really cute.

At stamp club, we exchange and make cards.  The first card I made following a map.  The second card fulfilled the theme "clean and simple."

This card we made at Jamie's house (club location) and it uses about 3 layers of extra thick embossing powder over the leaf stamp.  The texture is fabulous, but doesn't show up on the picture.

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