Harvest of Thanks

As we move further into fall and head into the holidays I can’t help but think of all the things I am and should be thankful for.  I don’t know about you, but I don’t take the time I should to contemplate all the blessing I have in my life.  I guess I need to take some quiet time and do just that!

Supplies (Stampin’ Up!)

Stamps:  Harvest of Thanks; Oh Hello
Paper:  Chocolate Chip; Vanilla; DSP – Sweater Weather
Ink:  Chocolate Chips
Accessories:  Colored Pencils; Trim; Frame Lits – Ovals Collections; Stampin’ Dimensionals; Photo Frame Punch


Fabulous Florets meets Mojo Monday #312

I love the inspiration from sketch challenges, but have never posted to a challenge.  Since I was home bound today due to a cold I decided I’d give it a try.  
I just couldn’t go with the traditional banners on this card for some reason and decided to use pearls instead.  (There are also pearls in the center of the flowers.) 

Here’s my card.


Stamps:  Fabulous Florets; Truly Grateful
Paper:  Old Olive; Raspberry Ripple; Vanilla
Ink:  Soft Suede; Raspberry Ripple; Old Olive; Baked Brown Sugar – for sponging
Accessories:  Burlap Ribbon; Crochet Trim; Pearls; Embossing Folder – Honeycombe; Big Shot
Join in the fun and check out all the challenge details over on the Mojo Monday blog and look at all the fun Mojo Monday challenge samples! 

The Best of Autumn

Kruse Farms is a local fruit stand and farm that I drive by when I go to town.  One of their fields is full of pumpkins and I just couldn’t resist getting in the spirit of things!  I used The Best of Autumn set from Stampin’ Up! for this card, and I’m looking forward to making more cards with it!  
I used the wax paper resist technique along with the Chevron embossing folder to create the background paper for the card.  I think it gave it a basket weave look.

Wax Paper Resist Technique:

You will need:  Wax paper; aluminum foil; glossy paper; embossing folder; brayer; ink; Big Shot; and iron.
  1. Place wax paper in embossing folder and emboss (I cut my wax paper to 5 1/2 x 4 1/4)
  2. Place embossed wax paper between 2 sheets of glossy paper (I used 5 1/2 x 4 1/4) with shinning sides facing.  You can also use the dull side and it gives you a different look.
  3. Place the sandwiched paper and wax paper between a folded sheet of aluminum foil  – use enough to cover the papers
  4. Place on ironing surface and iron (I ironed mine about 5 seconds)
  5. Remove wax paper and throw it away
  6. Brayer glossy paper with ink of choice
  7. Dry with heat gun or wipe off (I dried mine)

Supplies for card (Stampin’ Up)

Stamps:  Best of Autumn
Paper:  Early Espresso; Old Olive; Vanilla; Glossy – white
Ink:  Stazon – black; Pumpkin Pie
Accessories:  Brayer; colored pencils; marker; brad; Scalloped Edge Border punch; Chevron embossing folder; Perfect Polka Dots embossing folder; wax paper; iron; sponge; Stampin’ dimensionals; Big Shot

Cards from Class

I want to share some of the cards the ladies made in class.  I love how they are all different, but alike.  You will notice how each background piece turned out different even though they all used the same embossing folder for the wax paper resist technique, and used the same ink color.


Magnificent Maple 

There are those days when my creativity is on hold.  No matter what I try and flow just doesn’t seem to be there.  And, of course, it is always when I have been busy juggling life.  I had one day to come up with two cards for class this week.  The first card came together, but the second idea just wasn’t working, so off to Pinterest I go!  
There are so many beautiful cards that inspire me, and some I just simply want to CASE.  This card was one to CASE.  I did change it up a bit, but the focal point is very close to the same.  
You will find the card that I copied and shared at Crafty Maria’s Stamping World

Supplies (Stampin’ Up!)

Stamps:  Magnificent Maple; Gorgeous Grunge; Curly Cute
Paper:  Soft Suede; Crushed Curry;Vanilla

Ink:  Soft Suede; Crushed Curry; Tangerine Tango; Cherry Cobbler
Accessories:  Sponge; ribbon – Tangerine Tango; Stampin’ dimenstionals


With fall coming on quickly, I’ve notice all the leaves changing.  While walking my dogs today I noticed the oaks just don’t have the color the other trees do.  Their leaves seem to go from garden green – Ha! – to Soft Suede!!!!  So I dug out my Lovely as a Tree Stampin’ Up! stamp set that I’ve had for at least nine years, and it’s one that I don’t use as often as I should.  I had a lot of fun using this set today!

Supplies (Stampin’ Up!)

Stamps:  Lovely as a Tree; Truly Grateful
Ink: Garden Green; Soft Suede; Baked Brown Sugar
Paper:  Garden Green; Vanilla; Soft Suede
Accessories:  Blender pens; embossing powder (black); stampin’ dimensionals

 Scrapbook Page

I belong to a group call the Weekly Craft Challenge .  A previous challenge was to create a pocket with washi tape, bling, and ink incorporated on the pocket.  The next challenge was to make an insert for the pocket with gesso, string, and the word happy on it.

After many trails and errors I finally decided to apply the gesso as a clear cover on colored card stock by painting it over a stencil to make balloons.  After the gesso dried I cut the balloons out and attached them to the my project.  The gesso made the paper shiny and gave it a pop of light.  The lesson for the day for me was how messy gesso is!   After making the pocket insert I liked it enough I actually wanted to use it on my scrapbook page.

I did make another insert for the pocket.  I attached a picture to the insert, and then also placed additional pictures in the pocket.  

Here is the “insert” for the pocket that became part of the layout!  I just had to add another bird since I already had one with balloons on the pocket!!!  I’d probably do it a little different next time, but……live and learn!  I would make the balloons going a different direction and make the piece a little smaller.  It’s attached now, so there it will stay!  Ha!!

Here is the scrapbook layout.  All products were Stampin’ Up with the exception of the gesso and some black string.

Regarding Dahlias

I put off ordering the Regarding Dahlias stamp set, and now I wonder why I did!  The dahlia is so beautiful and fun to work with.  I have been looking at other samples on the web and love the idea of layering the flower, but decided with this card to have a single layer.  The embossing added the pop I needed to make the flower stand out.  I also had to use something to do with music on the card.  I believe flowers are always singing praises to God, the Creator of the universe! 

Supplies (Stampin’ Up!)

Stamps:  Regarding Dahlias
Paper:  Vanilla; Black; Real Red; Designer Series Paper – Modern Medley
Ink:  VersaMark
Accessories:  Black embossing powder; Crumb Cake seam binding ribbon


The Truly Grateful stamp set is one of my favorite sets!  I love the versatility it offers and the stamp designs scream use me!!!

Here is the card I made for class this week.


Stamps:  Stampin’ Up Truly Grateful and Gorgeous Grunge.  

Paper:  Baked Brown Sugar; Cherry Cobbler; Vanilla 
Ink:  Soft Suede; Baked Brown Sugar; Cherry Cobbler; Stazon Black
Accessories:  Brads; twine; burlap ribbon; Woodgrain embossing folder; stampin’ dimensionals; colored pencils; sponges

Regarding Dahlias

I love dahlias, they are so bright and vibrant.  I love there are so many varieties of them.   Here are a few pictures of a couple from my yard. 


Speaking of dahlias, I’m getting ready for my classes next week and have been playing with the Regarding Dahlias stamp set.  I didn’t realize what a beautiful dahlia stamp is in this set, it really captures center stage on the card.  When I have time to do some scrap-booking I’m going to use the stamp on a layout.

Here is one of the cards I made with the set. (Still trying to learn how to get better pictures to post.)  I stamped the dahlia three times and cut out the image to layer the flower.  With each layer more of the flower is omitted.  The Crochet Trim was sponged with Wild Wasabi ink.

I’ll post the other card from class later.


Stamps:  Regarding Dahlias; French Script
Paper:  Calypso Coral; Night of Navy; Vanilla
Ink:  Versa Mark; Wild Wasabi
Accessories:  White embossing powder; Crochet Trim; Argyle embossing folder.
Thanks for stopping by My Tanglewood Cottage! 

Papillon Potpourri and Secret Garden

Oh how I love specials, or anything associated with a sale!  This month Stampin’ Up! is offering the Papillon Portpourri stamp set and the Bitty Butterfly punch in a bundle at 15% off!  So, that means I get to celebrate and design a card!!!  I love butterflies so I was excited to pull out this set and get to work.

As I was designing my card today I began to wonder what papillon meant other than those cute little dogs, so I looked it up on the internet.  According to wiki.answers.com:  “Papillon is French for “butterfly”. When it comes to the dog breed Papillon the name was given describing the ears of the dog, resembling butterflies”.  Okay, now that I have that out of the way, here is my card!


Stamps/Wheels:  Papillon Potpourri; Secret Garden; Curly Cute; and Gingham Wheel
Paper:  Black; Real Red; Daffodil Delight; Whisper White; and Wild Wasabi 
Ink:  Stazon – Black
Accessories:  Markers; Blender Pens; Stampin Dimensionals; Bitty Butterfly punch; Petals-A-Plenty embossing folder; and Secrety Garden framelits. 

Check out this month’s special at my store.  Thanks for stopping by!