Monday, May 26, 2014

Falling for Fall 2013

So, here we are in the Spring of 2014 and I discovered today a set of pictures I had taken to write a blog post about my new We R Memory Keepers Envelope Punch Board! Timely blogs do not seem to be in my grid, but I continue to try because there is just something about blogging that intrigues me!

My dear friend, and fellow cropping buddy, Valerie surprised me with this as a gift and certainly a new cropping tool is always an adventure. I finally gave myself permission to play for a couple of days and experiment with this new gadget. I have always had a liking for having my envelopes be hand-designed to go with my one of a kind cards. I confess that I have been using old fashioned templates and cutting them by hand...... I admit I wasn't too keen on this idea, but am hooked on a new system for making envelopes!

Once I caught on to "How To" do it I was hooked! I love the ease and the perfection in which my envelopes are coming together! Professional, I must say! The score lines make flawless folding of the edges!

See the three sides folded into the shape of an envelope? No lining! 

Thank you, Marilyn for introducing me to Washi Tape...... I will be hopelessly devoted to rolls and rolls of the yummy forgiving tape..... loving the trim accents on my envelopes!

I rarely buy scrapbooking stuff at the dollar store, but stumbled upon these cute little owls and insipiration took me away!

Yes, I even planted some fall flowers in my flower pots. Don't you think they made a nice back drop for my cards?

Another new tip I have discovered is lining my envelopes with colorful magazine pages! See the red poppy behind the card? That my dear is out of a magazine!

Pink, of course pink goes with everything!

A little rubber stamping on the outside of my envelopes always makes me happy too!

Enjoying the "banner" thing...... they too are super easy to make! And such a great way to use up all of those tiny scraps that otherwise would fall into the trash bin!

See the lipstick? You gotta it, another magazine page. What do you think?

Really liking those little moving eyes on the owls!

Yes, It is finally fall and the temps will prove to be slow to fall!

I love fresh flowers and pumpkins on my porch......

Card Making is Fun Stuff; well at least in my opinion!

A close up of my banners, note the distressed ink on the edges? A little Tim Holtz always adds a nice finishing touch!

A twisting of twine adds a final touch!

This set of cards would't be complete without a tag thrown in! Shhh! I made these cards as a little token of my thanks, I hope they enjoy sending them out as much as I enjoyed creating them!

I even rounded out this crafting time with a two page layout, with out the pictures! 

I am ready for the season to change..... it was a long, hot summer!

The Colors of Autumn always speaks to my soul........
What are some of the things you love about Fall?

Colorful, Cruncy Leaves
Crisp Evenings
Bright Mornings
New School Shoes
Oversize Sweaters
Foggy Mornings
Weeny Roasts
Shorter Days
Fried Turkey
Breezy Days
Pumpkin Pie
Hot Coffee

I cannot endure to waste anything so precious as autumnal sunshine by staying in the house.
 -Nathaniel Hawthorne

Go and make some melodies!

Till next time my coffee cup and mouse meet.....



  1. You confused me! A "fall" blog post in spring?! You make me laugh! I love you my super creative friend! Your cards are amazing! I knew this would be a "go to" tool for you! So glad you like it!

  2. Most certainly a go to tool! Thank you again! I knew you would find this blog entry interesting and I started to back date it, but decided it would be more fun not to. So perhaps in July I could do a Christmas post!!!


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