Monday, September 26, 2011

Harvest Glow

It is another rainy Monday, but the leaves are starting to change, and I have a bushel of honeycrisp apples and a gallon of apple cider.  Things to be thankful for.  I think I'll go heat a cup of that cider while I tell you about this pretty thing. 

It's hard to see in the cloudy gray light, but the card base is a deep plum.  The rest paper is from the Harvest Glow collection by Reminisce.  I love Reminisce because #1 they are from Iowa, like me, and are therefore super cool, and #2 Reminisce is eclectic.  They have more than one style in their bag of tricks so you never, ever say Oh, yep, that again.  #3 and final is that they made Harvest Glow.  People just about fall over when they see this one in person at Backroads Plum Crazy. It is so beautiful!!! Now there's pretty paper and beautiful paper, this is the latter.  It glows (hence it's name) and is just lovely, classic, and warm like apple pie.  Ach, just impossible to describe so you better just go look here at Reminisce's site. Or better yet, go buy some.  Because it's better in real life, believe me. 

The stamp is of course, my favorite Door County Stamp.  I used Memento Cocoa Brown to stamp her so the lines wouldn't be so prominent after I colored her in with copics.  I think if I make more of them for card club, I'll try it in Potters Clay so she just looks painted.

To make the frame cut and emboss Spellbinders Classic Frame, but leave it in the die.  Stencil Aged Mahogany distress ink through the openings in the die, then pop it out and go over the whole frame with Vintage Photo.  Looks like the Classic Frame must be discontinued since I don't find it on the Spellbinder site.  Pity, it's very useful.  Hope you have one already :-)

Supplies used:
Memento Cocoa Brown Ink
Copic Markers
Kaisercraft mint flowers
Door County Stamp- Blowin' in the wind
Spellbinder Classic Frame Die S5 012
Glitz Teeny Letters
Reminsice Harvest: Harvest Plaid (just one sheet front and back)

Mmm, warm spiced cider and crunchy maple leaves.  Hello fall!

Monday, September 19, 2011

Hot Stuff

It was a rainy day and I couldn't bring myself to venture out to the shop to finish my crafty project for today.  So instead I slept in incredibly indulgently wonderfully late.  And then I baked. 

You really must try these.  So Yum.  Every one of them.  

Double Chocolate Peppermint Crunch Cookies

Rustic Raspberry Peach Pie

Rosemary Shortbread

I also highly recommend you have one of each with a cup of Berried Treasure tea from the Tea Source.  Mmmm.  I love trying out new recipes for the bed and breakfast.

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Burlap is the New Black

I ordered in these awesome stretched burlap canvases from Canvas Corp for the shop.  Having made this project, I'm beginning to wonder if I'm going to be able share the boxful.  They are awesome.

 I had fun in the cornfield taking pictures of my little project.  So handy.  Hope the renter doesn't mind if I bent a few of his ears are artistically arranged.

 Supplies Used:
  • Canvas Corp 12x12 Burlap Canvas
  • Prima Alder Regent Flowers
  • Prima Pearls and Roses Swirl
  • Tea Dye Distress Embossing Powder
  • Graphic 45 Magic of Oz Paper-  Scatterbrained Scarecrow, The Magic of Oz, There's No Place like Home
  • Alphabet Stencil & Black Paint
  • Vintage Photo & Black Soot Distress Ink
  • Foam Dots
  • Dried Wheat
1. Fussy cut out  Scatterbrained Scarecrow paper.  Stencil the burlap canvas with black paint.

2. Add a little distress embossing powder in a pleasing manner.

3. Add some pearly swirls
4. Give the Dorothy quarter of There's No Place Like Home Paper a little rough love.

5. Then a little rub with distress ink to make it all better.
6. Fussy cut out Dorothy and the Scarecrow.  While your are at it cut out the Magic of Oz banner from The Magic of Oz paper.
10. Glue the red No Place Like Home square you just distressed to the Magic of Oz banner.
11. Tuck a little wheat behind.
12. Add the straw colored flowers and a little more wheat.
And there you have your very own!  Have fun :-)

Monday, September 5, 2011

Magic of Oz

I grew up in Kansas.  It wasn't black and white.  Sometimes it felt pretty sepia toned, especially when I was in high school.  I have to say I'm glad to be living in full technicolor now.  I think that Iowa (where I live now) might still be stuck in an episode of Green Acres. That isn't all bad, what with quirky characters and the occasional adorable pig.  But sometimes, just sometimes, it's time to run away to Oz.

Handily, I ust got the new Graphic 45 Magic of Oz paper.  Sometimes you need one of everything.  Especially Graphic 45 anything.  In which case you might need two of everything :-)

I made me some home decor.  I think Dorothy is your happy medium of happiness and good wholesome Midwesterness.  And then like little good and bad angels on each shoulder, you've got your witches.

Glinda makes my teeth hurt. But you have to give her points for character.  Not just everyone can carry off a crown that big.  Takes serious Personality (with a capital P)

The Wicked Witch rocks.  Everybody loves a bad ass :-) and the flying monkeys.  That's just genius.

And of course you must have fabulous shoes.  Must.

Supplies Used:

Graphic 45 Magic of Oz Collection-
  • Parcel Post
  • Goblin Gazette
  • The Magic of Oz
Door County Rubber Stamps-
  • Trick or Treat Witch
  • Trick or Treat Fairy
  • 8x10 Oval Mat
  • Tim Holtz Rosette Die
  • Ruby Stickles
  • Vintage Photo Distress Ink