Many happy hello's to you all and happy Friday!! Anyone have some super fun plans this weekend for Halloween? We're just hanging around the house, grilling and sitting on the patio with some friends. I'm making a big batch of my yummo-licious chili today and some cornbread for tomorrow--hubby's favorite! I also got the best recipe for cream of cauliflower soup out of one of my magazines and I cannot wait to try it! Me & the hubs are BIG soup fans--I love it, all year long! My faves are any cream based soups (lol), crab soup, french onion and tomato bisque. Soup is always in season at our house, lol! If the cream of cauliflower soup turns out well I'll share it here with you! Do you have some awesome soup recipes you'd like to share? Cuz' I would love to see them! If you leave me a recipe or email me a recipe I'll enter you in a drawing to win the NEW Southern Plate Cook Book by (yep) Christy of the Southern Plate blog! She's southern thru and thru and I love her--her blog is HERE! She's a real crack up and her recipes ROCK! Did I make you hungry now? Cuz' now I AM, LOL!
-Blog Candy on my post from yesterday, just scroll on down!! Go on and look--it's good stuff, LOL!
-Just to clear it up again, my friend Susana is the owner of SCACD store okay, lol! I'm the designer and owner of the Color Me Creative Classroom and part-owner of the magazine Through the Craftroom Door! I know it's confusing but I want her to get the due credit for having the store, cuz I will NEVER have a store, too much work, ha haa! :)
This stamp release is called Reflections and is EXCLUSIVE to the SCACD store!! To see all the stamps go to the SCACD store HERE---if you buy the full sheet you get some extra accessory stamps as well! If you are overseas you can order from the SCACD sister store Quixotic Paperie as they carry all the exclusive stamps there as well!
And today the SCACD DT is joined by the Quixotic Paperie DT and some special guest bloggers for a special BLOG HOP today! All these beautiful stamps will be showcased on each blog so you can be inspired with all kinds of creativity! And IF YOU LEAVE A COMMENT on each blog you will be entered to win 1 of 5 FUN COUPONS==3 of them will be SCACD Coupons worth 20% off one order from SCACD, 1 will be from Quixotic Paperie and 1 will be from SUINK--all 20% off coupons! The blogs will be picked at random and the 5 winners will be picked randomly from each of those blogs--they will be posted tomorrow at the store blog at 8 pm EST! You can find the entire blog hop list at the store blog HERE if you get lost!! I'm the start of the hop and the next blog is at the bottom of this post for ya!
"First Signs of Fall" by Carmen for SCACD--isn't she a beauty! I created a vintage Christmas card with her BUT she'd be perfect for so many occasions--birthdays, fall, spring and winter! Those gorgeously yummy papers are by Memory Box called "Mistletoe" ( I love Memory Box papers)--great patterns in small prints which I love! I distressed all my paper edges with my Zutter Distress tool and inked the edges too. The center frame was made by using the SB's Nestability Labels 16 and tilting it--I also die cut an oval out of the center for the main image. After cutting the frame I ran it thru a CB Asian embossing folder for texture! I used my awesome Marianne Design scroll dies to give vines to the Petaloo Poinsettia flowers! The sentiment is from a new holiday PTI set.
She was colored with Copics including the background behind her (E09,E08,E11,G24,G21,G20,E29,E25,E31,E50). Then I stamped some flourishes with a PTI stamp around my image in soft browns to give the effect of winter winds blowing around her! Hard to see but she has stickles on her pocket and ruffle trim and diamond glaze on her boots.
Hope you enjoyed this Christmas card (I think I'm at 7 out of 25 to go), hee hee! Make sure to stop by the store to see the stamps HERE!
And you NEXT STOP ON THE HOP is the wonderfully talented ELAINE HUGHES BLOG HERE (owner of Quixotic Paperie)!