Thursday, September 1, 2011

September Already???

Yay! My favorite time of the year is approaching... the crunchy leaves, the cooler nights, the return to hot dinners and NO MORE SWEATING!

I've been sweating a lot lately for daughter and I switched rooms. She's back in her old bedroom upstairs, and I moved my scrapbook room to the basement. I have more room AND a TV to watch while I craft! Woot! She has her comfy room back which makes her happy too. So it's a win-win! But MAN. What a lot of work! Moving all that crap, er stuff was tiring. And setting everything up again was time consuming... if you're ever going to do this madness, here's a hint for you. Take photos BEFORE you move your crafting stuff.

Luckily, I did this and it saved me so much time. I knew exactly how I had my wooden stamps displayed in their printer's drawers (mounted on the walls), how I arranged all my inks, glitter, and tiny bottles in the Embellishment Center, how I had my punches organized and how I had my desk set up. Whew! It could have been a lot worse without those reference photos to use.

Since I LOVE Fall, here is a new card:

I chose Edwin With Butterfly, except I guess I should really call it "Edwin WITHOUT Butterfly" for this card. Yeah, I cut off the butterfly and added a pine cone for Fall. I love stamps I can change up easily. With Edwin's hand out like this, it's a breeze to put anything in it!

After I chose the stamp to use, I hunted through my papers for a Fall-themed design. I found this ProvoCraft "Fluttery Things" paper and cut out a corner, carefully going around the leaves to create an interesting shape. I mounted the patterned paper onto three layers of cardstock.

Using my Cricut, I got out the "Give A Hoot" cartridge and cut out the pine cone in brown and green. I used All Night Media's Clear Gloss for the pine cone and some Peeled Paint Distress Stickles on the pine cone cap.

I also used my Cricut and the same cartridge for the sentiment; I thought this would make a good Boy's Card.  A simple bow (made with my Bow Easy, natch) from some Celebrate It Harvest ribbon is all the other embellishments I added.

Here are the Copics I used:

Skin:  E000, E00, E01, E02
Hair:  E71, E74, E77
Shirt:  R000, R46, R59
Jeans:  B91, B93, B95, B97
Shoes and cuffs:  N1, N2, N3, N4, N5
Shading:  W2, W3, W5

10 people wrote stuff:

Barb Hardeman said...

Oh, Maureen, I just love what you've done with this card. The cut out leaves make a perfect backdrop for Edwin - with the acorn in his had - another genius idea. Beautiful job on this card...hugs...Barb

Peggie said...

Love Edwin sitting on the ribbon. Great idea to put an acorn in his hand. Looks perfect.

Paula said...

Adorable! I love the coloring of Edwin. And just how creative is putting the acorn in his hand - awesome!!! And perfect choice for the paper too:)

Linda said...

Oh what a super cute card!!!! Love the colors!!!!! Great job!!!!!

Rene said...

Fall is my favorite season too (not for all those noble reasons though...I just look good in fall colors! LOL!) and your card makes me want to bust out the gorgeous colors of it! Awesome job!
Rene :D

cathylynn said...

Edwin with an acorn. Very Clever and you sure made autumn card here!! I can almost smell those leaves. Great work!
Hugs, Cathy-Lynn

PaperLace n Card Nook said...

Well done your Edwin is beautiful and it sounds like a great idea on how to keep your set up of your room the same.
hugs Carolyn

paola said...

the leaves in the corner are just perfet and i love how you altered this Edwin, great guy card. Now i am waiting to see all the crap, i mean things in their new area, lol. You are a real hoot! i just love reading your ramblings
smiles
Paola

Norma said...

Oh Maureen, this is simply fab. Love this image of Edwin. Your acorn substitution is brilliant. Awesome colouring of Edwin. The shade of red is lovely. I love autumn colour, but I'm not quite ready for fall yet. And yeah, we're having a heat wave now too. Our summer was cooler than normal, which I was thankful for. Love the card!
Hugs,
Norma

cabio's craft corner said...

Such a great timing for this fall card. Edwin looks so smart stting around the autumn leaves. Cute :o)
Hugs,
Cabio

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