Monday, September 6, 2010

Fall Is In the Air . . .

Happy Labor Day!

I really love this time of year.  There’s a crispness in the air that is so amazing.  Warm days and cool evenings, and here in Washington, a dampness that speaks of leaves changing color, football games, and sooner than I like to think . . . Christmas.  Yikes!  LOL  But let’s not think about that now.
Big Hugs Fall
This week, the ABC Toys & Crafts Design Team members are sharing projects with a Fall theme.  Here in Washington, the trees are changing rapidly – the colors are absolutely stunning.  So I grabbed my Pink Slice and the Fall Back to School Design Card.  The tree trunk was cut out of real wood – yes, girls and boys – the Pink Slice will cut through thin sheets of wood like buttah!  Creative Imaginations makes a super thin sheet of Cherry Wood.  Isn’t that so cool?  I then punched 3/4” and 7/8” circles out of some new Bella Blvd. designer paper that just happened to show up on my doorstep last week.  The colors were perfect for this Fall project, don’t you think?  The background was stamped with the Hero Arts Cling Dots.  The coordinating hills were stitched with my Janome Sew Mini and the sentiment is from the Hero Arts clear set called Big Hugs.  Get it?  Tree hugger – big hugs?  Hahaha – I crack myself up!!

STAMPS:  Cling Dots (Hero Arts), Big Hugs (Hero Arts)
INK: 
Tangelo (Memento), Enchanted Evening (Papertrey Ink)
PAPER:  One Fall Day DP (Bella Blvd.), Orange Zest and Simply Chartreuse (Papertrey Ink), Real Wood Thin Cherry (Creative Imaginations)
ACCESSORIES: 
Pink Slice (Making Memories), Fall Back to School Design Card (Making Memories), Hands Free Kit (Making Memories), 3D-Dots (EK Success), Harvest Gold Grosgrain Ribbon (Papertrey Ink), Janome Sew Mini

All of these highlighted products can be found at ABC Toys & Crafts, and if you click on the blinkie below and enter the special discount code, you’ll get 20% off your entire order.  You can use this code as  many times as you like through the end of September.  Oh, and don’t forget that for every order you place using this discount code entitles you to a chance to win my GINORMOUS Blog Candy stash (picture of which is to come later this week) – guaranteed to be worth over $100!!
ABC Toys Discount Code 2010
That’s it for me today, girls.  Thanks so much for stopping by.  I’ll be back very, very soon with a picture of that blog candy as well as some challenge cards.  Have a great Labor Day holiday!



7 comments:

Tenia Nelson said...

What a great card!!!

Michelle /Eliotstamps said...

this is so cute, Karolyn! I just love that paper.

Kathy Martin said...

Cute cute tree! Love the papers you used! :)

Terri said...

This is freakin' adorable! How do you come up with all these amazing designs. I love all the dimension and the bright colors you used. Don't know how you can come up with so many different creative ideas...you will have to teach me all this stuff when you get back...it will be like starting cardmaking all over again!

Jacilynn said...

super cuteness! I seriously love this. Great card girl.
x

Justine said...

Hey this is super cool, what a great idea and Wowzers great use of stamps and tools chicca

Kristy aka Kuttin Kards said...

This is sooo... stinkin cute! Love love the tree! Just adorable.