Thursday, October 4, 2012

Fall-i-Days Thanksgiving Blog Hop

It is time again for Stamping Llamas Thanksgiving Hop and I get to start the hop off this time.  I have been thinking about all of the things in my life that I am grateful for, one of them being my faithful blog followers.  I haven't been a very good blogger this year, I must admit that one of the reasons is, my family got an iPad for me for my birthday in December.  I spend way too much time on it and haven't been happy using it for my blog or emails.  But for "fun" stuff it is great, especially for Face Time, which I use every Sunday to see my granddaughter, Addison Grace, and if you want to see more pictures of her, go to the end of this post.

Both of my cards for this hop, I used my favorite technique, Baby Wipe Ink Pad.  I thought that it was perfect for fall colors. 
Autumn Birthday
My brother-in-law's birthday is this month, and I don't know about you, but I am always challenged to make a man card.  I used the Autumn Days stamp set, which I finally purchased one month before it retired, I know, just my luck.  The main reason I purchased it was the cool wreaths made with the plant spikes, I had seen on the web.  Hope he likes this one.
 Stamp Sets:  Autumn Days(Retired), Border Banter, Itty Bitty Banners
Paper:  More Mustard, Watercolor Paper, Howlstooth & Scaringbone DSP
Ink:  Cajun Craze, Ink Refills: Always artichoke, Bravo Burgundy, Cherry Cobbler, Garden Green, More Mustard and Riding Hood Red
Accessories:  7/8" Cotton Ribbon, Big Shot, 2 1/2" Circle Punch, Bitty Banners Framelits, Baby Wipe

Gratitude

I loved this stamp set from the minute I saw it.  The medallion can be inked up so many different ways.  I will be sending this one to my mother since I will be visiting Addison instead of going home for Thanksgiving, kind of feel for her, since the great grands have shown up, my generation want to be with them for holidays, and Mom is feeling left out, change is hard, but they aren't able to travel anymore, so I am going for a visit this weekend.

Stamps:  Day of Gratitude
Paper:  More Mustard, Watercolor Paper, Regal Color Collection DSP Stack
Ink:  Cajun Craze, Stazon, Ink Refills: Always artichoke, Bravo Burgundy, Cherry Cobbler, Garden Green, More Mustard and Riding Hood Red 
Accessories:  More Mustard Retired Ribbon

So, if you like, keep scrolling and you can see more pics of Addison Grace, or you can continue to Jackie's blog or start back at the beginning:

Addison & Koda
Addison had her first "professional" photography session during Hurricane Issac, you can see that it kept her awake, LOL.  Thanks for indulging a first time grandma.  I am grateful!

14 comments:

buffycooper said...

Love your cards, Debbie! And what an adorable baby! I'd show her off every chance I got.

Jackie said...

Beautiful projects and that Addison is the most beautiful "project" of all!

KatheD said...

Debbie, your granddaughter is so sweet (and her little dog, too)! I wish my baby wipe ink pad turned out half as well as yours - great cards!

Marsha J Reed said...

Beautiful cards, Debbie. And being a first time Grandma gives you license to brag a whole bunch!

Susan said...

Love your cards Debby. I am always looking for man card ideas since I have three boys! Your granddaughter is beautiful!

Stephanie Osgood said...

Beautiful cards, Debbie. Day of Gratitude is one of my favorite stamp sets! Adorable pictures of an adorable baby also!

Kath Ricks said...

I am going to give baby wipe technique a try again, your cards turned out wonderful.

Dale Morin said...

Love the pictures of your grandaughter. Especially the one with the dog watching over her.

Great fall birthday card for a guy also!

Carol Carriveau said...

Oh wow...what an adorable grandbaby - congratulations! - and darling pics! Your cards are fabulous - the first one almost took my breath away....thank you for sharing and know your family will love their cards....extra hugs to your parents!

Terry said...

Beautiful cards with a fun technique! Love them. Also love the baby photos. So sweet!

Jean Fitch from jlfstudio said...

Thanks Debbie for sharing the Fall feeling. Loved the colors and texture. That Day of Gratitude set is one of my favs and I always forget that the baby wipe technique will make multicoloring it a snap.

Christine said...

Love your cards, Debbie.
Baby Addison is adorable.

Christine said...

I was sure I posted a comment here, but it doesn't seem to have posted.
Just want you to know that I love your cards and your baby Addison is so cute.

Brenda Rigby Riehle said...

Very nice Fall cards, but Baby Addison definitely has to take the prize!! She is absolutely darling, beautiful, and so precious!! You must be so happy to have a new Grandbaby to love.