We're having the nicest Autumn here in Wisconsin. Last night, my daughter went to the mall with her friends and she wore shorts and a T-shirt. I know this weather won't last forever but I sure am enjoying every minute of it!
I was playing around with some quilt fabric and I made this pumpkin using the stamps from the Autumn Splendor StampTV and some of the Spellbinders Leaves dies.
It's very easy to make. All I did was cut a flat quarter into a circle. Then, I added a huge ball of stuffing in the center. Then, I grabbed two opposite sides and put in one stitch. I grabbed the other two opposite sides and put in one stitch. Then, I tucked everything else in. I wrapped it with twine to created the segments and decorated the top with die cut leaves and a tag.
I hope you are having a wonderful Autumn where you are too!
This month, I challenged the design team to create a project using their favorite backgroud technique from an episode of StampTV.
One of my new favorites is Distressed Stripes. I love this technique because it creates somewhat of a pattern but it's not too busy. It's great when you need a masculine background or, when you just need a simple backdrop for any kind of card project.
Here is my card from the StampTV episode that was featured a couple of weeks ago.
And here is the episode if you'd like to learn to how to do this technique: Distressed Stripes
Now, it's time to hop through the design team's blogs and see their favorite background techniques and the beautiful projects they've created!
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New colors We've changed the colors of our website and it just makes me happy. Who mixes orange and blue? Me. And I love it!
Pre-cut stamps. We love them. Tom is busy working on many of our past sets so we will be adding more sets into the pre-cut department. We will keep you posted. Last I saw, both the new Autumn Splendor StampTV kit and the Lovely Labels 1 stamp set is now being packaged pre-cut.
My eye It's doing well. My cough is almost gone which makes me happy because no coughing means less pressure and faster healing. I really feel blessed that it wasn't WAY worse and my field of vision wasn't disturbed. Even if it never gets any better than this, I can live with this. But I think I would die if I couldn't see to stamp anymore or if I couldn't see my beautiful girls grow up, swim, play lacrosse, ugh. I can't even think about it. I'm Very blessed.
And thanks to all of you. You have all been so kind and supportive. And very patient. I appreciate every single one of your comments on StampTV, Facebook, my blog and all of your emails and messages. And mostly your prayers. I know they helped big time!
I am exicted to get back to work on StampTV and in my stamp studio. :)