Welcome to November! It's hard to believe it's already here. Where has the year gone?! Just to warn you my first post for this month is a long one since I'm going to combine all of my Creative Crew projects into one post instead of doing four this month. I tried to keep my projects and little more simple this time. I like to go all out and need to learn to do simple but elegant. So let's start from the beginning...
Oh November, the time of sweaters & blue jeans, cocoa & fires, and just about every kind of yummy food you could ever be thankful for! This month we're going to take ourselves a trip down memory lane and remember what we have to be thankful for.
The first challenge...DSP/Color Focus: Since we're starting Sweater Weather why don't we take our trip down that road first. Show us Chocolate chip, Crushed Curry, Sahara Sand, Soft Sky, Tangerine Tango all getting happy together.
Since we've had our leaves on the trees for so long here in Michigan I figured I'd use the Lovely as a Tree set using the colors from the first challenge.
I like to stamp the image on the inside after I've stamped the first time. It leaves the same image just a lot lighter so you can write over it.
The second challenge...Creative Focus: KITS! We have a mountain of kits to choose from, they make a class or a workshop easy peasy! The next part of our trip takes us into packaging territory, show us something with the Pretty Packages line on pages 158 & 159 of the main catty or any of the kits or packages in the mini catty, tell us why you choose what you did.
The reason I chose this kit is because you can make so many cute things using the bags and tags and add anything you want to it to match what you're using from the kit. Plus I have an open house coming and I'm trying to figure out ideas for some of the make and takes. :)
Just a close up. :)
The third challenge...Holiday focus: Did you know that November 26th is national cake day? Trip number three is to be inspired by the cake pictures and show us what creation one of these cakes led you to, please see the attached ideas.
I usually like color, but I love black and white cards as well. Since it's November and a month to be thankful I thought it would be nice to make a thank you card that's clean and simple.
I had to make a matching envelope too. :)
The fourth and last project...Scrapbook focus: The last leg of our journey is to take that walk down memory lane and share a favorite childhood memory, event, toy, or treat on scrapbook page, mixed media project or with This & That!
Well, a scraper, scrapbooker (not sure what you call it!) I am NOT! But I didn't want to do a mixed media this time, and I don't have a This and That journal so a scrapbook page it is. I decided to make a quick page of when we brought our kids to Disney World with my brother's family in 1998 and for our fifteenth anniversary in 2005. I made quite a few visits there while growing up, and it's also where we went on our honeymoon. Love that place! :) I think it's time to go back!! :)
Thanks for looking and have a great day!
Lovely as a Tree Card
Stamp Sets: Lovely as a Tree, Dictionary & Express Yourself
Card Stock: Chocolate chip, Crushed Curry, Sahara Sand,
Soft Sky & Tangerine Tango
Classic Stamp Pads: Chocolate Chip, Sahara Sand,
Crushed Curry & Tangerine Tango
Punch: Modern Label
Candy Dots: Neutrals Collection
Stamp Sets: Festive Flurry & Teeny Tiny Wishes
Classic Stampin' Pads: Coastal Cabana & Bermuda Bay
Framelits: Festive Flurry
Ribbon: 3/8" Ruffled Stretch Trim in Coastal Cabana
Tag a Bag: Gift Bags & Accessory Kit
Jewel: Basic Rhinestones
Thank You Card
Stamp Sets: Hello Doily & Blooming with Kindness
Card Stock: Basic Black & Whisper White
Classic Stampin' Pad: Smoky Slate
Smooch Spritz: Vanilla Shimmer
Stamp Set: Everything Eleanor
Card Stock: Basic Black, Real Red,
Pacific Pride & Garden Green
Punches: 1/2" Circle, 3/4" Circle, 1" Circle & 1 3/8" Circle