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. The feathers are way cool! I know May’s class has to be fantastic. I have only been holding off until I know I shall have time to actually do it. Along with collecting a huge stash of product I have a collection of classes I have yet to complete.

  2. Kelly, your card is just beautiful! And May’s class sounds amazing! Thank you for the chance to win <3

  3. I love the feathers – beautiful colour combo! Thank you for a shot at the class! Perfect for me since I’m not working and all I can do is use my crafty stash!

  4. This class would be fun to take to use up all that old stuff I have and get some new things.
    Love the feathers card!

  5. I love the idea of using the feathers as leaves–thanks! And that leads so well into using up my stash. I need to see items in a different light.

  6. Love this card, Kelly! The colors do just scream “Autumn,” & I love the texture you got in the leaves with the gold spray ink. Here in East Texas, we don’t usually get such bright colors on the trees, but I have noticed they are starting to turn. Wish the weather would get cooler to match, though! Thanks so much for the chance to win a spot in class!

  7. Kelly,

    Your card is fabulous, as usual! I love the fall colors… It is finally feeling like fall where I live, so I will be getting them out now too.

  8. love the card and I have so much stuff I need a class to show me hiw to use my stash. Thanks for the chance to win.

  9. How clever of you, Kelly, to use the feathers as leaves. Love your colors.
    Now this is a class that I know I’d benefit from; I’m not an ‘outside the box’ thinker, so I can use lots of help. Thanks for a chance to win.

  10. Okay, I have a 20 x 14 foot room stuffed with scrapbooking and cardmaking supplies! I need help! :-D Would love to take this class.

  11. What a gorgeous card and awesome idea for my feather dies:-) Keeping fingers crossed to win a spot in this class, boy do I need it!

  12. This class sounds PERFECT for me. I’m great at buying… not so good at using! Thanks SO much for the chance to win a spot!!!!!

  13. What a beautiful card, The leaves/feathers are so pretty. What a great opportunity to win this class. I need it urgently. LOL. I have a big stash.

  14. What a great card for fall and I would LoVE to take this class as I have a dedicated craft room now I am seeing just how much stuff that I have and trying really hard to use from my stash instead of have to buy all the latest supplies. TFS

  15. The card….. amazing.. the give away.. a bonus.. this sounds like it is right up my alley.. it seems as of late I organize more than create because I run out of time.. but hey.. at least I am IN my craft room. :D

  16. Fabulous card and fantastic idea for a class. Who isn’t a paper hoarder in the world of crafting? Thanks for the chance!

  17. Loving the crunchy leaves and WOW, this class sounds fantastic… yes, I’m also guilty of buying and collecting pretty things and would love some inspiration to start using my growing collection!!!

  18. Fall is my favorite season, and this card sure does embody the reason why. I, too, have enough supplies to last til eternity. Thanks for the chance to win this great sounding class.

  19. The card is super and the class looks like a real treat to win! Thanks for the inspiration & opportunity!
    Many Blessings,

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