Thursday, October 8, 2009

{Autumn Blessings}

I don't know about you, but we have had some AMAZING fall weather lately---one of the things I love most about living in North Carolina is the fall---I never really understood the fascination with all things fall (except that meant it was football time) before I moved here----I'm from Texas, remember? We didn't have fall like I know it now---don't get me wrong---I'm not bashing the Republic---that will NEVER happen!

ANYWHOOO----my post does need to be short today, so I'm going to get to it. I told you I had done a little craft demonstration awhile back---here is another journal I made to show and then give away that night as a door prize!

These are so easy to make---and they can be as simple or fancy as you have time/supplies for. I told you about making these in this post, so if you need "instructions"---look there. It is a long post, so just scroll down to the bottom.

I used Papertrey's Autumn Abundance set for this one---I don't color much, but this set was amazing---I love the colors of autumn---and after seeing Debbie's projects with this set, I HAD to have it---she's my hero! Her coloring is lovely~The patterned papers are from the Autumn Abundance paper. Again, I love the colors of autumn and I love to make place cards and such for our Thanksgiving table, so I bought this for those.

I made a pocket on the front cover, too---I always want to put stuff in a pocket! I just put my AC Moore Rewards card in there as an example---I wasn't making a statement about it being a blessing to me----although I could argue..........OK--'nuff said!

I put the details below if you want to see what the materials are. Did you see the new Papertrey blinkie on the right? If you click on it you will be delivered straight to Papertrey Ink and you can purchase all the stuff you want....well, if you have the money---there's this silly little thing they do---they make you pay. But, you can just fill your cart up and drool over it as if you had it and then clear it all out later--that's free!

Well, I need to get some things done--I hope you have a great Thursday~

Autumn Blessings Journal~
(all supplies PTI unless noted)
Stamps: Autumn Abundance, First Fruits
Paper: Dark Chocolate, Summer Sunrise, Rustic Cream, Autumn Abundance patterned paper
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black (Tsukineko), Dark Chocolate
Tools/Accessories: Cuttlebug (Provocraft), circle and scallop circle nestabilities dies (Spellbinders), Rustic jute twine, Rustic wood buttons, Apron Lace punch (fiskars) twill (martha stewart), scalloped edger punch (ek success), Copic markers


Claire Brennan said...

Gorgeous journal! fabulous colours, A fabulous prize for some lucky person!!

Dandy said...

Oh I love it!! Its so gorgeous and makes me feel warm and snuggly.

Dandy said...

Yay! I'm so glad you went in to get the all clear!

Dandy said...

Can you please send some fall weather this way... its been in the upper 80s. Thanks for all your lovely comments, I so enjoy hearing from you!