Crunchy Leaves + Class GIVEAWAY!


Hi readers! Happy Wednesday to you! I hope you’re having a great week so far! Here in the mid-west section of the United States we’re really starting to settle in to the autumn season. I must admit I love it. The colors, the nip in the air, pulling out cozy sweaters from the bottom drawer… oh it’s all good in my book! Do you enjoy the season? What is your favorite thing about it?

I’m always beyond giddy to have the very talented Kelly Rasmussen as a guest on our blog! She provides such consistently beautiful inspiration and today is of no exception.



Hi everyone! The arrival of autumn has me anxious to bring back the warm tones to my crafting, so today I’ve got a Thanksgiving card to share featuring some Hero Arts and Simon Says Stamp products.

The Simon Says Stamp Pointed Feathers also work great for leaves! I used various colors of Distress Ink mixed with water to color the leaves and then misted them with some Heidi Swapp Gold Color Shine. I also used the Gold Color Shine to create a light wash of color for my background panel.

The Hero Arts Thanksgiving Banner is stamp with Gathered Twigs Distress Ink, which I think is the absolute perfect brown color! And it is all mounted onto a Neenah Dessert Storm card base.

I think this card would also be great for a fall birthday — just swap out the sentiment with a birthday message!



Thanks for reading today, and thanks to Kelly for this gorgeous fall inspiration!!


new supply promo

If ever the world had a shortage of patterned papers, washi tapes, and brads and the only way to save our planet was to gather lots of these things… well I’d be a hero. The odds of this happening seem fairly slim, so rather than continue to be a shopper and collector I’m working towards using more of what I have on hand, and maximizing my crafty fun. What could be better than a class packed with videos and lessons on utilizing your supplies? How about an all-star team of contributors who will be sharing their own unique ideas as well!

Supplies On Hand: making the most of your crafty stash will have you creating cards, scrapbook layouts, and thinking of your supplies in new ways. We will focus on ideas and techniques and sharing how you can find inspiration and make the most of it through more than 8 hours of video instruction, more than 16 PDF files, 4 live video chats, and more! You’ll be asking yourself what you already have that will work and using up all the fabulous treasures already in your hands. This class is now live – and registration is open! Content will be added through October 10th, 2014 and once complete this class will remain open as a self-paced course so that students may return and utilize the materials as much, and for as long, as they like.

For more information and to register for class click here.

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As a special Simon reader bonus – we’ve got a $5 off discount offer for you! Just use this link, and $5 will automatically be taken off the registration fee for this class! What could be better?

Two lucky people can enter to win a spot in class!

Note if the winner drawn has already registered for class, their class fee will be refunded in full.

The winners will be drawn for the class soon!! Comment below for a chance to win!

Congrats! Blog Candy Winner!

From: Time to Celebrate: Dafne Guasch!

Please email Samantha ([email protected]) with your mailing address and the name of the blog you won from to claim your prize!

  1. Lovely card – thanks for sharing it! Thanks too for a chance to win a spot in the class – I sure have a lot of supplies…..

  2. creative idea to use feathers for a thanksgiving card-and I would love to win a seat in this class – I am one like so many with loads of supplies-so a class to use them up would be awesome

  3. Love the effect of the watercolor feathers! Thanks for the inspiration and a chance to win class registration.

  4. Beautiful card! I love the colors of fall and Halloween,one of my favorite holidays!!!! Thank you for the chance to win a spot in the new class!! It sounds awesome!

  5. A class I could really use to get more out of all the supplies I have in my hobbyroom! Thanks for the chance!
    And such beautiful colours on the feathers! Great card; thanks for the inspiration!

  6. I find it really hard to think of new ways to use my existing supplies, so I would be really happy for a chance to get some tips!

  7. This class sounds awesome! I know I have a ton of products that do not get used. This is inspiration either way to try and start using them :)

  8. What a beautiful fall card :) love the warm tones of red and orange :)

    I would love to win a spot in this class. I really want to learn to make the most out of my stash

  9. Love that idea of feathers as autumn leaves. They look beautiful (and textural) on the watercolour paper. What a lovely, CAS design. And the class on depleting the stash…pretty darn useful!

  10. Beautiful card! This class sounds right up my alley, with the stash I have! Thanks for the chance to win a spot. :)

  11. Wonderful card.
    Thanks for the chance to win a spot in this class. I think we all could do with a class inspiring us to better utilise our stash.

  12. Love the feathers used as leaves and the beautiful fall colors – thanks for sharing such creativity and thanks for a chance to win a class spot. This sounds like a SUPER class – I could really use
    it !!!

  13. I really like the colors of the Distress inks with the gold spray! I sure could use the class! I have way too much in my stash so help is needed to use it up!

  14. Beautiful card, Kelly… your leaves do resemble some of those that are in our woods at the moment! I love the frame you’ve created on your card base… one simple detail can make all the difference!
    I’d love to use some of the supplies I’ve accumulated! Thank you!
    =] Michele

  15. What a perfect class for me! In January, I’ll be moving out of the country for a year and a half and am using up all I can before I go! Like so many others, I hope I’ll win a spot.

  16. What a beautiful card, love the gold touches! Thank you for the generous class spot giveaway as well. This class sounds wonderful – so helpful to use our stuff!

  17. If ever a person needed to use supplies on hand it’s me! I really need to use the things I have already purchased for scrapbooking/card making! This sounds like just the ticket:)

  18. Love the fall feathers card! Thanks for a chance to win the class…… oh boy, do I need some help! The kids don’t call it the Hoarding Room for nothing!

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