Thursday, October 14, 2010

More Fall Projects

Here are some more fall projects to share. Have I mentioned how much I love the colors and smells of autumn? Yummy! The first project is a banner to hang for Thanksgiving. I used cereal boxes for a sturdier pennant base and then covered the pennants with beautiful papers from DCWV. The accordion circle takes a little time, but I really like dimension they add. I cut the letters with Cindy Loo. The acorns are from my backyard - I love them! We will be making this banner for our next FaithKeeping session at church.

Another quick project idea came from a magazine picture I saw. I love the natural look of using branches and the unpopped corn. It's a great centerpiece and fun way to use the scraps you just can't bear to throw away!
Lastly, I made a few treat bags for my little friends. The paper scraps and embellishments are mostly from Making Memories. I cut initials for the bags from Blackletter.
I'm off to another wedding this weekend. I'm sure it will be beautiful and I can't wait to have the photos in hand to create more projects! Happy Scrappin'.

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Loving Fall

Don't you just love fall? I love, love, love the crisp air and crunch of leaves. I love the reds, golds and browns. And I love new fall papers! I've been busy on a lot projects, which I'll share with you over the next few days.
First I'll share a project and a couple of layouts I made for Scrapdoodles. I used Making Memories and My Mind's Eye papers and embellishments. I was really amazed at the variety of Halloween-themed papers available this year! I'm not a big Halloween fan, but do enjoy the opportunity to dress up and eat candy! I made this cute table top tree using a wide mouthed canning jar filled with candy corn and a branch from outside. I then used papers and embellishments to create little "ornaments" to hang. Very simple and very cute!
My friend Cheryl let me use her family's cute Halloween pictures from a couple of years ago to make the first layout. The second layout features borders I made with the buttons and tag embellishments available from Making Memories. I also loved these sort of "spooky" photos I took last year around the house one very foggy October morning. Stay tuned this week and next week for a few more fall-themed projects. I think I'll go snack on some caramel apples before I get back to work!

Monday, October 4, 2010


It's time for FaithKeeping at Redeemer! We're meeting this weekend, Oct 9, to fellowship and craft with a purpose! Our projects: a variety of greeting cards - I've so far cut out parts for assembling almost 300 cards. You'll make some for yourself to encourage your friends and family and you'll leave some for Redeemer's card ministry program, to encourage those who have requested prayers.

We will also be making these cute and clever bookmarks. They are actually made from recycled envelopes and sit right on the corner of your devotional or whatever book you're enjoying. They are super easy to make, and you'll probably want more than one. I hope you'll be there.