Well, Fall is finally making its way into North Texas! It's not even reached 80 degrees today! Now is when all our fall projects ramp up, since we can actually be outside for more than 10 minutes at a time before we start sweltering. Eric and I have ...

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  1. Happy Fall
  2. Welcome (Back) Presents
  3. Just Monkeyin' Around
  4. It's Fall Y'all Front Porch Kit Reveal Time
  5. September Sketch For You to Try from Reverse Confetti
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Happy Fall

Well, Fall is finally making its way into North Texas!  It's not even reached 80 degrees today!  Now is when all our fall projects ramp up, since we can actually be outside for more than 10 minutes at a time before we start sweltering.  Eric and I have plans to finish a large shelf for our living room, decorate for fall, and have a garage sale in the next few weeks.

I'm already starting to see all the cute Halloween decorations here and there in our neighborhood.  That's gotten me in the mood for some more fall and Halloween crafting.

I made this card for my upcoming October 'Fetti Fans Workshop at The Little Blue House.  I started with the largest LACY SCALLOP FRAME Confetti Cuts and created a background.  Then I made the tag from the TOPPED OFF TAG Confetti Cuts and glued the WEB TAG LAYER over it.  I stamped, colored, and cut out the little mummy, bat and stars from the BEST WITCHES set and BEST WITCHES Confetti Cuts.  The sentiment was stamped with the new TREAT YO' SELF set onto a circle punch and the banner from the FLOWERS FOR MOM Confetti Cuts set.  I hope you like it!  I'm gonna go open some windows now!

Copics Used (putting this here for class participants):  E00 (mine was dry so I used YR00), E02, BV31, C3, V15, V17, 0

Class Info:  I'd love to have you come make cards with me (This one and 3 more)!  Tuesday, October 18th from 10-1 or 6-9 at The Little Blue  House in Keller.  Call or come by the store to register. 817-431-7930.



Welcome (Back) Presents

Well, good news!  I got my car back yesterday from the collision shop!  She looks as good as new and smells like fresh paint!  I was so excited to get my baby car back and turn in my rental car.  Call me crazy, but I even bought it a present after I left the shop.  Did y'all know that Bath and Body Works sells car scent holders and a bunch of the fancy scents they sell in other products?  I just recently found out.  But really, I didn't just get it as a "coming home" present (yes I did).  If y'all have kids in soccer who take off their cleats in the car after a game and you almost throw up every time, or who forget to wash their uniform and wear it again with that "just got off the field" smell and you still almost throw up every time, YOU NEED THIS LITTLE THING (I got the coffee cup one) from Bath and Body in your life!  I'm already hooked and my car smells like Pumpkin Cupcakes! I will never buy a "little tree" again!

Ok, on to my cute little tag...another creation using the MONKEY BUSINESS stamp set and MONKEY BUSINESS Confetti Cuts from REVERSE CONFETTI. 

I have a friend who is taking my class tonight ask me what Copic colors would be good to color him with because we are making THIS CARD, so I colored him up again and used it for this cute baby boy tag that would be perfect hanging from a gift bag or even attached to a card front.  I ended up using E23, E25 and E27 for the darker portions and E30 and E31 for the lighter areas.  The ears are R00, R02, and a touch of R22.  The actual tag consists of using several Confetti Cuts  dies--TOPPED OFF TAG as the base, then the BIG STRIPES TAG LAYER, and the dotted cut from the HANG UPS, TOO set.  Then the sentiment is stamped from the FANCY WORD COORDINATES stamped onto the little banner from the TAG ME set.  The pennant banner is from the LEAPING LIONS Confetti Cuts set.

Ok, well I have to run (and go drive my car) pick up kids, take them to Grease rehearsals, and get back to the store to teach my second class for the day!



Just Monkeyin' Around

Well, it's not very often that I just get to create something for the sake of creating something.  It's usually for a challenge or design team assignment.  Not that that isn't just as fun, but sometimes having no boundaries when deciding what or how to create something is a bit freeing and can give your creativity a boost.  (Getting to do this kind of stuff as my actual full-time job is over the moon amazing!)  So I was just "monkeyin' around when this card was born!

The only thing I knew I wanted to accomplish when I set out to create this card, was that I wanted a boyish feel to it.  Sometimes you just get something stuck in your head like that and you can't let it go, so I grabbed some papers accordingly.

When I went to check out my REVERSE CONFETTI stash, I went with this cutie stamp set called MONKEY BUSINESS.  I colored him and his balloons using some Prismacolor pencils and only a blender pencil (no OMS) because I liked the grainy look it gave.  I cut my images out with the MONKEY BUSINESS Confetti Cuts and got all my pieces ready to go which included cutting a DOUBLE EDGE SCALLOP BORDER, two cuts from orange cardstock of the STITCHED FLAG TRIO, and several SEEING STARS Confetti Cuts.  For real y'all, that doodle-y star is my fave, fave, fave!!!

Anyway, once he was all complete, I really fell in love with this card and decided he would have a purpose after all--We will be making this card (along with 3 others) in my next 'Fetti Fans Workshop at The Little Blue House on September 22nd.  Call or stop by the store for more details and to sign up!  817-431-7930 Don't you want to get into a little monkey business!?!?!  LOL.


It's Fall Y'all Front Porch Kit Reveal Time

Well, over the last few days, the Front Porch Gals and I have been sharing sneak peeks of the new Front Porch Kit, IT'S FALL Y'ALL from The Little Blue House. From everyone's sweet comments and and encouragement, I can tell y'all are excited to see more and get your hands on one of these kits!

Well, today is REVEAL DAY and the new Front Porch Kit is available at the store (tomorrow because we're closed on Mondays) and online HERE.    They will go fast, so call or stop by to get yours.  817-431-7930  We can even ship them to you (you pay postage).

 Ok, no more sneaking around--it's time for me to show y'all my projects!  I have two scrapbook layouts to share.  One is a double page layout that would be great for any tailgating, game day party, high school football, or just your favorite casual times watching a game on tv.   

The other one is a single page layout I did with family, food and football in mind.  What are YOUR favorite toppings on YOUR pizza?  LOL!  Do you see the theme "It's Fall Y'all" coming to life?! 

Above is a look at everything included in the kit!  I know RIGHT!! WOW!!
Here's a link list of all the Front Porch Designers this time around, so you don't miss anything. Y'all are going to LOVE all the reveals!  We'd love for you to come see them in person too!: 

I'll see y'all tomorrow up at the store!   

September Sketch For You to Try from Reverse Confetti

Well, it's been a tough week here in Lilesland, and I'm happy to report that my car is now in the shop, I have a rental car and am finally getting back to our "normal" craziness.  I just wish this big knot in my back would take a hike!  Anyway, I'm looking forward to hearing from the collision center as to what the damage is on Monday.  Please be praying it's completely fixable and for a speedy repair, and I guess throw in a positive thought about my back getting back to normal.  Thanks! 
Meanwhile, I'm really glad I had already made this card a little while ago for this month's SKETCH FOR YOU TO TRY from REVERSE CONFETTI! (Sorry for the bad pics, I didn't get to get some good ones after the wreck.)

For all my 'Fetti Fans workshop peeps, this is going to be one of the cards we'll be making in my workshop this month at The Little Blue House!  I've been wanting to pick up and play with the fun DONUT YOU KNOW stamp set and DONUT YOU KNOW Confetti Cuts for a while, and decided to make a cute shaker birthday card using them.  It's been a while since I made a shaker card. I love the mix of sequins I put in it! The really sparkly dark blue ones are from Thailand.

Y'all be sure and head on over to the Reverse Confetti Blog 
to see what the other gals have created for today, 
and all the details on how to play along for a chance to win a  
Reverse Confetti Gift Certificate!

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