Autumn is HERE!

I don't know about the rest of you, but the weather here in Spokane went from warm, sunny days to rainy, cool weather.  I think we'll have snow by Halloween again this year...bummer!  Anyway, over at StampTV, Gina K. is hosting the Favorite Fall Memory Design Team Challenge

One of my favorite fall memories is going to Greenbluff, which is an area where quite a bit of local farms are located.  We go up as a family and get peaches, apples, pumpkins and other fruits and veggies, and enjoy the local festivities like corn mazes, arts & crafts vendors, live local music and yummy eats made by the farms.  The kids like going through the pumpkin patches to get their very own pumpkin and my hubby and I enjoy the fresh pies and fruit samples.  The hay ride is a family favorite as well.  This year, we will be taking our 2 year old granddaughter to Greenbluff for the first time.  I am excited to see what she does in the pumpkin patch!

Another memory that comes to mind for this time of year is the county fair.  The fair here in Spokane actually ends today, and although we didn't make it as a family this year, we still have memories.  My step-son is in 4-H and shows sheep at the county fair in his county and my hubby was able to go down to see him do the fitting and showing portion.

Here's the card I made to depict the fall memories I mentioned here.  There's plenty of fruit and the red and white gingham ribbon on the side of the label reminds me of a ribbon like the ones that get awarded at the fair.



Sweet Baby Elly!

So, one of my staff became a grandma for the first time to a sweet baby girl.  I became a grandma for the first time almost 2 years ago (and my daughter's got another due in March!) and I remember that feeling when I held my little sweetie Ashlin for the first time.  She's a toddler now and she's quite the character (see photos below).  Anyway, I made this elephant card for the gal at work for a little shower we held for her today. 

It's all about ME!


Moxie Fab World Tuesday Trigger

Time for another Tuesday Trigger over at Moxie Fab World.  Things have been hectic around here lately, but I managed to steal enough time last night to make this card.  The colors in the Tuesday Trigger photo were my inspiration.  I used the new set Falling Leaves from Papertrey Ink as the tree's trunk and the sentiment is also from PTI from their Enjoy the Ride stamp set.  The felt flowers are die cut from a nesting flower die set.  The flower pot is from a bag-o-buttons I bought at our new Hobby Lobby store, then I inked it and heat embossed with clear powder.

Thanks for looking!