If you change the way you look at things the things you look at change-Dr. Wayne Dyer

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Pumpkins & Leaves

Today we have a much needed break from heat and are blessed with a little rain!  The leaves have started to change and I think are going to just fall off before anyone can take the trek to the mountains to see them "change".  It does feel nice though to enjoy the cooler weather. Good time to make cards and oatmeal cookies!  I love pumpkins in case you can't tell so it was easy for me to break out this pumpkin stamp and some beautiful fallish paper and create this card.  A tag and some natural twine complete the image.  I love paper and love creating cards using lots of paper.  I really like cards I see that use white space-but when I create them they look scary?  Does this ever happen to you?  You think to yourself  I am going to try something new and then you look at your new creation with dismay and doubt your creative ability at all...so I will work of creating a card with good white space use and you can laugh at my creation.  Ok maybe not laugh out loud!  What are we without challenges which help us grow in different directions and get out of ruts?  I love witches and once I get all my Halloween out and push out all the scarecrows that are currently decking the house and mantle I will photograph my witches!  This boot was simple to make, I drew it, cut it out laced it up-what are a witches shoes with out laces? Used some great paper from my stash to accent the background and it is done.  Simple statement. The witch is in! Have a great day!

Friday, September 7, 2012

Fall in the Air

Ok maybe not-still really hot here. But in the effort to wish for a little cooler weather I have made some Halloween cards.  The funny thing about Halloween and fall in general for me is I love all the decorations, pumpkins, gourds, leaves, witches-but I am not a big "Halloween" person. I haven't dressed up in years and don't go to parties- I just love all the decorations.  We do have a spooky dinner every year-where we make scary food, only looking hopefully not tasting!  So in that frame of mind I created a few cards to share and I am trying out a chocolate (of course) quick bread.
This witch is paper pieced and I love to paper piece turn on my TV and work while catching up with my favorite shows like White Collar...I can't just sit and watch TV my hands need to be busy and cutting out lots of little pieces keeps me busy!