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Hey everyone.  Sorry to be so random lately with the blog posts.  There's just been a lot going on and it seems like the weeks get away from me!  So...what's going on?  Still workin in the kitchen....I know...I think it's taking forever too.  We worked on tiling the backsplash over the weekend...just about finished with that. 


Also, lots of paper crafting going on here, none of which I can share with you, unfortunately!  Working on lots of submissions for upcoming Paper Crafts issues...the calls seem to be coming on top of eachother right now!  Today is the last day to submit to their Stamp It! Technique issue...if you've got a cool idea for one of their six technique categories, be sure to submit it before midnight tonight!  All of the details are HERE.  Oh, and while you're there, make sure you check out all of the details for the Mar/Apr 2011 call that went up a few days ago. 

So speaking of Paper Crafts...have you seed the September/October issue yet?  it's so fallish and so pretty.  I am so anxious for fall...the cooler weather, crunchy leaves, sweaters...and this issue makes me more anxious. 

I'd like to share a project with you that was used as one of the online projects this month.  It was accepted for the embossing feature.


I embossed the background cardstock with a Cuttlebug embossing folder, then colored the embossed portions with some Copic markers.  I think the effect is really fun!  Instructions can be found HERE on the Paper Crafts website.

Here is another card I made with the same technique...


This one uses a Sizzix embossing folder (isn't that big flower cute?).  I could see this one done up in different colors for a spring or summer card too.


Ok...back to work for me.  Have a great Monday....is that possible?  Why yes, I think it is!

Pumpkin Hospitality Card
Cardstock: Vintage Cream, kraft 
Patterned paper:  Making Memories 
Clear stamps: Home Made, Vintage Labels
Ink: Fresh Snow
Other: Copics, Orange Zest button, Rustic Jute twine, Cuttlebug Pumpkin Harvest embossing folder, scallop scissors 

Happy Fall Card
Stamps:  2009 Autumn Tags
Ink:  Dark Chocolate
Cardstock:  Rustic Cream, Kraft
Other:  Copic markers, Sizzix embossing folder, Papertrey Rick-rack border die, Cosmo Cricket patterned papers, button