Now with Thanksgiving over we are into the long haul until Christmas, which I always really look forward to! I have my Christmas countdown app going on my phone and I just love checking it with the boys every morning. While I am writing this post, there are 66 days, 8 hours, 52 min and 27 seconds until the big day!!!!
Before I get carried away with Christmas I have been enjoying all the fun and beautiful things fall has to offer. We went apple picking two weeks ago and this week we had some fun playing in all the leaves. Everything outside is so pretty and I have been really enjoying all the beautiful colours of the season.
Here are some pictures of some backyard fall fun:
Nathan has decided to use our little lawn mower and a hockey stick as a rake..lol
and then what's the point of raking without jumping in them after they are all gathered :)
and of course the dog needs her turn...lol
So we wouldn't miss where his pile is for next time...it is was well marked...
I thought that was the cutest thing!!!
Bobby made this bird house back in the spring and I have enjoyed having it in our tree all summer, I find the brightness of it really cheerful. I have also really enjoyed having it there this fall, it has been such a beautiful contrast to the fall leaves:
Mid week I did have some time in my craft room and I was very happy to finally break open my new stamps from Papertrey Ink!! I have been waiting until I finished up with all my fall time cards before I moved into my Christmas crafting.
I have decided to skip making Halloween cards this year and move onto Christmas Cards. Now that I have moved onto Christmas, it feels like I am cheating on Halloween a little...lol (I think that I will make some fun little goodie bags for the girls in my church group and for our little neighbours too!)
The first stamp set that I pulled out and used was the O'Tannenbaum stamp set. I just love this stamp set and it was a lot of fun to use. I love stamp sets with a lot of layering, and this set is perfect for that!!I have a lot of ideas for these stamps and here is some pictures of the first card I made:
I decided to keep this card pretty clean and simple. I stamped all the layers to the card, the sentiment and then some extra gold stars around the tree. For some little sparkle I added some clear Wink of Stella to the red ordainments. I distressed the edges of the paper with a distress tool and mounted the card from onto a Kraft colour top folding card.
I love how it turned out, and how the gold shines and the glitter catches your eye at the right angle :)
While I have been sitting here writing this post, Nathan was at the table finishing up his craft from church this morning. He was really into it, and wanted me " to cheese him" (take his picture) for my blog...lol
The rainbow is coloured with his Mr. Sketch smelly markers "so it will smell beautiful" for me and he knows how much I love glitter so the cloud is super sparkly...lol
I hope you had a wonderful week too.
Thanks for stopping by,