Thursday, August 25, 2011


Welcome to our Autumn Inspirations blog hop celebrating Fall’s Colors!  If you came here from Julie's blog, you are in the right place.

It’s still hot here in the South, but we’re preparing for the lovely Autumn Season which brings scrumptious flavors and scents, and fun celebrations.  Help yourself to some delightfully spiced apple cider stirred with cinnamon sticks, a little pumpkin pie, and some ginger snap cookies, and let’s get hopping!

Important things first: The Grand Prize is a stamp set of the winner’s choice.  As you visit each artist’s blog, there is the possibility of winning one of FIVE more prizes! It’s a secret though. No one knows who “Those Five” are, except for me.

Winners will be announced Saturday, August 27 between 11AM-3PM here on the blog.
Frames~~not just for photos anymore. The Thoughtful Frames, Square Swirl Frame surrounds the perfect sentiment. Stamp, emboss, and add a touch of glitter for a card for any occasion. For detailed instructions and list of supplies, click here,

I couldn't help myself ~~ I had to make this funny "Bird-day" card. The frames make perfect "eyes & nose". Adding movable eyes, studs, & a sprig of fuzz, this makes for a fun card for the birthday boy or girl, of any age. Instructions here

Who says Butterflies & Sunflowers are only for Springtime?  I love how the Copic Markers make these colors pop. Image was stamped twice and butterflies cut out & layered with pop dots. Cuttlebug Swiss Dots Embossing Plate adds just the right background. Highlight images with glue pen and glitter and you're done.

Thanks for stopping by. Hop on over to Shona's blog for another beautiful Autumn Inspiration. 

We hope you will enjoy viewing our cards as much as we did in creating them. To become eligible to win the Grand Prize, please leave a comment on each blog, and follow the directions on the last blog. Winners of the 5 “other-prizes” will be selected from the comments on those designers’ blogs! (Yes, the possibility exists that you might win the grand prize AND a secondary-prize, so good luck!)

Your blog hostesses are:
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Karin Martin
Dawn Thomas
Marie Berquist
Eleanor Jenkins
Barbara Bruder
Linda Loew
Jill Jacobsen
Julie Zippel
Patti White
Shona Erlenborn
Donna Ellis

Leaving a heart felt comment inspires, motivates, and brings happiness to each designer! From the last blog, you will be directed to come back here and leave a brief comment about... (you’ll have to go there to see what the comment will be about).

HOW TO LEAVE A COMMENT: Are you new to blog hops? To find the comments section on each designer’s blog, scroll down to the bottom of that day’s post. The word COMMENTS possibly will be very tiny. Click on the tiny word COMMENTS. A box will pop up (or you may have to scroll down again). Write your comment (sign your name if leaving an anonymous comment). Perhaps one of those wonky SPAM preventer options will show up. Just type in the shown characters and click enter. That’s all there is to it. You will become an old hand in no time at all. Designers covet sincere comments left on their blogs. They share their artwork and hearts, hoping to inspire others. Visitors who leave comments, in turn, encourage and inspire the designers. (If you absolutely cannot leave a comment for some reason, please e-mail with your comment AND the name of the blog or designer you are commenting about).
Have fun!