For the October hop, the theme was "All Things Fall." I decided that nothing says "FALL" better in Kansas than a sunflower. Every September they start growing wild along the roads.
This card uses the stamp set "Fall Harvest" on a brown base and the leaf from the PWP Swirly Seasons in Versamark Champagne Dazzle as a background. It's hard to see it, but the flash even caught one particular sparkle just to the right of the image! I also used my handy dandy Scor-Pal and Scor Bug.
After stamping in Burnt Umber Palette, the sunflower was colored with watercolor pencils and a Dove Blender, then cut out with mini Kai scissors (love those things!) and popped up with a pop dot on the main panel. I went along the edged of the cut out flower with a brown marker (discontinued) to get rid of the white edge that I didn't like.
This next card was one I CASEd from Laurie W's card and turned it into a fall one. I used the "thumping" technique with Tombow markers after inking with Landscape Palette. The stamp set for the main image is called "Happy Thoughts," and the other one is "Sending a Latte." The joy of unmounted stamps is that I could cut out the "a latte" and use it for non-coffee cards! :-)
The scalloped paper is from the scalloped stack, inks are Burnt Umber and Cognac (sponged with Hydra Sponge), and base cardstock is Aspen. The orange-y cardstock is from the Cha Cha cardstock collection.
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These stationery sets are soooo cool! I received one from Rita at Seminar this summer as my Club MED prop swap. (The one I linked to is a bit different from the one she gave me.) I then got instructions from her and made these for my craft shows. Trudy had one posted on TAC Savvy Projects too.
I've got several gals asking to do this as a class so I'm trying to get that organized. These would be great Christmas gifts!
From Left to Right, these used More Mimi paper, More Mimi, and Winchester (for a "manly" look").
This is an altered metal sign that I've had for more than a year. I just didn't know what I wanted to do with it. Well...inspiration hit, so I went with it. The colors just are not my typical colors, but I know that other people love these so I have to step out of the box once in a while! The gal who bought this was excited because she's re-doing her kitchen in these colors and eyed it for a while before snatching it up (she was selling baby clothes in the booth next to me, and started eyeing it while I was setting up the evening before the sale!).
The paper is TAC's Sands of Time SWIC, and the large letters are a part of that collection as well.
These two wall hangings are just a tad different, but not much. The letters are the same ones as in this post, but instead of covering the letters with retired TAC paper, I covered the *background* with paper from that same retired TAC paper stack. Ribbon and felt flowers are TAC, along with the Running Stitches stamp I used to "sew" the quilted paper together. The stain on the letters (walnut ink) doesn't look as different from the frame IRL. :-)
I just have to share this...toward the end of the day one gal came and was so blessed to see some of these. I guess she buys her sister a gift every year that says "joy" since that's her name. She just *knew* her sister would love this! I'm so happy to be a part of that blessing. ;-)
These two cookie sheet Christmas Countdowns were also part of my craft show stash. I did them each a bit differently. They are magnets on Bazzill Chips--both round and square. Gotta love those TAC Surprise Boxes! :-) The paper is all TAC or retired TAC, except for the striped paper at the top. All stamps are TAC too!
The photos don't show the sparkle pen or Stickles too well. sigh...
The first photo is actually lying down instead of hanging (that's why it looks kinda odd). I used Walnut Ink to stain the wood letters, then used discontinued TAC Vintage Christmas papers to cover them. I sanded the edges before drilling holes and adding wire.
I REALLY wish I would have taken a "before " pic of this one. It wasn't a pretty sight! It can stand alone or hang on a wall. The paper, cardstock and ribbon is Willoughby. Again I stained the letters with Walnut Ink. Oh, and I ran the cardstock thru my Cuttlebug!
Today was the first craft show of the season for me. I had intended to have ALL new things this year, but life got in the way so a few things are leftovers from last year. I had 1 1/2 booths at a show I've done every year for about 5-6 now. It was a good day, and I'm pleased with how things went.
Hopefully these pix will show you what I've been busy with for the last month! ;-)
Here's a shot of the entire booth (before I rearranged a few hangning things...). The other shots are one of my fave new things this year--Plexiglass wall decor. I got the idea from Melanie Welch in this post from almost 2 years ago. I've had it stashed away in my "idea bank" for quite a while and finally did it. I LOVE how they turned out! It's really hard to get good pix of them, but each is just a tad different.
Enjoy browsing over the next several days/posts. :-)
Uh oh...I took LOTS of pix of my craft show items to show you, but guess what?!?!?!?! I didn't have a card in my camera. I'm not savvy enough to get it out of internal memory. So...Keep checking back, and I'll get those pix posted soon (have to charge my battery now, though). Technology--can't live with it, can't live without it. :-)