Its always a struggle at Halloween for the kids to not get so much candy. Patti Scanlan had this idea to make these great covers for pudding cups. So I thought this would be perfect for my granddaughters to take to pre-school. They are really easy to do, heres how:
I’ve been really busy this week making Halloween gifts for my granddaughters to take to pre-school. But yesterday I took a break and made this beautiful card using the Autumn Splendor stamp set and the Autumn Meadows Designer papers. I wasn’t going to get this stamp set, but after seeing Andrea Walford’s video on how she did these leaves, it took me over edge and the man in the brown truck brought these yesterday afternoon. I stamped the leaves in Gold Encore and embossed them with gold embossing powder on watercolor paper. Then using re-inkers and my aqua painter I started adding color. After they were all dry I wiped away any color on the embossed area with a paper towel, cut them out and mounted them on Chocolate Chip card stock that I also stamped the leaves in gold & mounted them with dimensionals. I also used the distressing tool in the cutter kit (page 191) on the Chocolate Chip and the Autumn Meadows Designer papers and sponged with Chocolate Chip ink. I added a small piece of Dusty Duringo Grosgrain ribbon. The acorns are mounted on a piece of More Mustard cut out with the 1 1/4″ circle punch & Chocolate Chip cut out with the 1 3/8″ circle punch. This was such an easy card, but you get such a WOW! with the leaves. Don’t forget you can click on the photos to see them better.
I’m sure you all know that October is “Breast Cancer Awareness Month”. I wanted to pass out little reminders for all woman to get their mammogram and do self breast exams. (Sorry about the poor photo, couldn’t get the lighting right). My Mom beat Breast Cancer with early detection, but then lost the fight several years later to Ovarian Cancer because she didn’t go to the Dr. when she wasn’t feeling good. Its been 6 years since my Mom’s death and there isn’t a day that goes by that I don’t think of her.