SCS Creative Crew September 2017 Project #2
SCS Creative Crew September 2017 Project #3

Fall Friday 2017 Week #2


When I am making projects, I try to make them so I can use them for a dual purpose.  If I am making a birthday card for a friend or family member or cards we made in my classes, I share it with you on my blog.  This project is doing the same thing.  I created it for the SCS Creative Crew and thought this would also be perfect for my Fall Friday series.   I am in love with the Painted Autumn paper so much that I don't want to use any other dsp.  They are all beautiful, but there is something about this paper I just love.  

You will need the following supplies to make the project:

Early Espresso Cardstock #119686

  • cut at 6 1/2" x 6 1/2"

Painted Autumn Designer Series Paper #144613

  • cut at 3 1/2" x 3 1/2"

Very Vanilla Cardstock #101650

  • cut at 3/4" x 2 1/2"

Gold Foil Paper #132622

  • cut at 2 1/2" x 2 1/2"

You will also need the following cardstock colors:

     Cajun Craze #119684   

    Crushed Curry #131199

    Old Olive #100702

    Tangerine Tango #111349


The squares are 1 1/2" and then I used scraps for the leaves.  The sentiment is stamped in Early Espresso and punched out with the Classic Label Punch.  I used the 3/8" Mini Chevron ribbon in Old Olive.  

I really like making the shadow boxes and have made a couple of them before.  For complete directions on how to make the shadow box, please click HERE.


This weekend we are in Michigan, taking the rest of Erica's stuff up to her.  We are going to do all the fun things like insurance, license plates and a new driver's license.  Not looking forward to that.  If you get a chance, could you please say a little prayer that everything goes smoothly and we have everything we need.  I know when we get finished with all of it, it will hit me that she is truly not coming home and living 8 hours from us.  

I know we are suppose to raise them to leave our home and go out on their job, but this isn't easy.  I have been saying, can the girls get any further apart?  One in Michigan and one in Texas.  

I will get to see my mom this weekend, so I am super excited about that.  I can't wait!  My family is really hoping I will come home more now that Erica lives up there with them.  Secretly I am hoping I get to too.  

Update on Emily:  Here class room is perfect!  There were a couple wet ceiling tiles, if they leaked it didn't get on any of her stuff.  Praise God!!!  I can't thank you all enough for all of your prayers.  Emily asked me to tell you how much she appreciated them and how much they meant to her and her friends.  She was truly blessed through this whole thing.  The only thing she had to deal with was no internet for a week.  




Stampin' Up! has a new Host Promotion from September 1 - October 31 and I can't wait to share it with you!  During that time if you host a workshop (at my home, a book party or a Facebook virtual party) and your sales are $300 or above, you will get the Merry Patterns stamp set for FREE!  Below is a video that shows you all the wonderful stamps in this set and great projects you can create.   Click on the image below to start the video.  Let me know when you would to book your party!


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Thank you for stopping by today and I hope you have a fantastic weekend!

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Susan K

I live in the mountains in NC and those leaves are perfect for this time of year! We have maples all around us--not turning yet but won't be long! I love that gold one centered on the paper squares. Cute!
Our daughter did 3 years in AmeriCorps...the first two years she was 10 hours above us (PA) and the last year she was 10 hours below us (FLA)! I understand your sentiment! She came home though and lives about 2 hours away now. Maybe your girls will move closer one day. Glad Emily's classroom wasn't damaged and hope Erica gets settled in. Have a safe weekend.

Joyce Whitman

Thank you Susan! The leaves are just starting to turn in Michigan and some in Ohio. I would love it if our girls were closer. Gives a reason to travel though. I hope you have a great weekend.

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