Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Simple Stories: Hello Family Fall Fun!

Hello there! First things first - the random winner of the Crafts 'n Things magazine subscription giveaway is:

Rhonda said...
I am signed up for Crafts 'N Things community now. :o)
3:40 PM

Rhonda, could you please send me an e-mail (cornellgj(at)yahoo(dot)com) with your address and information so I can forward that to Crafts 'n things? Congrats!

Today I have a couple of projects to share using the Harvest Lane collection from Simple Stories. And (gasp!) I even did some stamping and heat embossing on both of them. (I am gasping over here because I usually do not take the time to stamp. But stamping is definitely something that I am trying to include more in my work and get some use out of the sets I seem to collect).

My family loves, loves, loves visiting the pumpkin patch every fall (we actually go to two of them - one of them is just a little urban place to buy pumpkins but it is always beautifully decorated and the other is an actual, country pumpkin patch complete with a hay ride to a field to choose pumpkins). 

For my title, I mixed and matched alphabet stickers from several collections.
I added a few details here and there...brads and vellum for texture.


The leaf stamps are a set by Cocoa Daisy that were stamped with colored inks on vellum and then heat embossed with clear embossing powder. (Yes, you can heat emboss vellum - just don't hold the heat gun too close and keep it moving!) I also used leaf stickers from the Harvest Lane collection.

And like always, I made a card after I created my layout. I stamped a few more images and then layered them here and there on the card.


Thanks for stopping by today! More fun from Simple Stories tomorrow! We're having a December Daily blog hop - I know I swore I would not be doing this album again but I talked myself into it! ;)

See you tomorrow! ;)


  1. I LOVE this layout and card! I may scraplift! LOVE it Jill!

  2. I am LOVING all of the vellum I see popping up in your projects lately! I would never have thought to use it the way you have and it adds such a nice touch!

  3. Absolutely fabulous! The colours in this collection are so great!

  4. lovely autumn projects!


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