Monday, October 20, 2014

Pretty Pumpkin Card

I don't know why, but every year it surprises me how fast the days grow shorter. I love the summer and the long days of light so the short daylight is not welcome here! 

The colors of Fall are beautiful and I do look forward to the Fall holidays. All the Christmas lights help brighten the darkness and take some of the gloom away.

Today I created this Pretty Pumpkin card.
Pretty Pumpkin card, Stampin' Up!, by Trude Thoman, stampwithtrude.blogspot.com , Flowering Flourishes, And Many More, Hardwood, Label Something, Oval framelits

I was looking at the Thanksgiving banner that I created and I thought, "that might look cute as a greeting card too", so here it is.

Products I used:
Early Espresso card stock
Crumb Cake card stock
Pumpkin Pie card stock
Garden Green card stock
Very Vanilla card stock
Baked Brown Sugar Classic Stampin' ink
Tangerine Tango Classic Stampin' ink
Oval Collections framelit dies
Modern Label punch
Flowering Flourishes stamp set
Hardwood stamp set
And Many More stamp set
Label Something stamp set
Rhinestones
Stampin' Sponges

Thanks for stopping by my blog today!
Have a blessed day,
Trude

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Be the Star On Film Birthday Card

I have been searching through my photos to see if I missed posting some of my cards. I think that I CASEd this card from a Stampin' Up! publication, but I haven't located the original. 


stampwithtrude.blogspot.com, Stampin' Up! birthday card, Gorgeous Grunge, Be the Star stamp sets, On Film framelit die set
I used the On Film Framelit dies and a Big Shot to cut the film strip and arrow.
I used Be the Star stamp set for the focal piece and Gorgeous Grunge stamp set for the background.

The little dots are Silver foil paper punched out with the regular size paper punch. 

I also die cut a small silver glimmer paper star for the center of the focal point star.

Have a blessed day!
Trude

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Fall Birthday Card

And Many More stamp set, Stampin' Up!, Trude Thoman, stampwithtrude.blogspot.com , Fall birthday card

 It is definitely Fall, even though it is still in the high 70s and low 80s. The shorter days are signalling the leaves to turn color and fall from the trees.

I spent a couple of hours raking leaves Sunday. They were myrtle leaves and they really crunch when you step on them. It reminded me so much of when I was a child and walked to school through piles of crunchy oak leaves.

The leaf on this card was stamped with the For All Things stamp set leaf onto a piece of Whisper White card stock with So Saffron ink. Then I used the wood stamp from the Truly Grateful set and inked it with Cajun Craze and stamped it over the top of the leaf. Then I hand cut the leaf out, adhered it to Mossy Meadow card stock and then cut it out again leaving a small margin. The sentiments are from the And Many More stamp set.
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I had visitors over the weekend. My sister and her husband were on their way to their high school reunion. I won't say which "Big" year it was, but they said that many of their classmates are looking a wee bit older than they are.You can see how happy it made them! ☺

Thanks for stopping by today, have a blessed day!
Trude
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Friday, October 3, 2014

Fall Bike Ride Scrapbook Pages

Here are the pages that Susie and I created for our bike trip photos.


Stampin' Up! scrapbook pages by Trude Thoman stampwithtrude.blogspot.com Everything Eleanor stamp set Fall and Autumn

The leaves are cut with the Autumn Accents Big Shot Bigz die from Whisper White paper that was spritzed with different colors of reinker ink and rubbing alcohol in Stampin' Spritzers.

I stamped the swirl from Everything Eleanor stamp set several places and added the leaves on top. The title letters are cut with a Sizzix letter set called Bounce.

Thanks for stopping by today!
Have a Blessed day,
Trude 


Thursday, October 2, 2014

Fall Birthday Card

We've been out enjoying the last bit of summer. We have to wring every drop of it out before the rain starts falling in earnest.

This weekend we went rode the Vernonia-Banks state trail.
The trail is a re-purposed railway. A train used to bring timber down to the lumber mills. The trail is 21 miles in length. No, I am not in the photo, this is my husband along with my friend Susie and her husband, Jim. Someone had to take the photo! ☺

Stampin' Up! Fall card by Trude Thoman stampwithtrude.blogspot.com Uses For All Things and And Many More stamp sets
I used a Mojo Monday Sketch for the basic layout of this card. The paper is Color Me Autumn Designer Series paper from the Stampin' Up! Holiday catalog. The stamp set is For All Things and it is in the Holiday catalog also. The sentiment that I used is from the And Many More stamp set. It has so many sentiments that fit on this banner and in the word window punch. You'll have to check it out.
I also used Hello Honey 3/8" stitched ribbon and the circle collection framelits set to create this card.

Tomorrow I'll share the scrapbook page that we created for our bike ride.

Thanks for stopping by today.
Have a Blessed day,
Trude