Monthly Archive: October 2015

Wicked Good Wreaths

Changing up a few things around my home with the seasons is something I enjoy doing but without a lot of time I keep it simple.  One of the easiest ways to update home decor with the changing seasons is with wreaths. Take one down and replace with another – even I have time for that.  And  what is better than a beautiful home decor piece?  Saying, “I made that” to your family and friends!

The Fancy option In my Fun & Fancy Class yesterday was the Season to Season Wreath Project Kit.  I was a little worried that our class time would not be adequate to finish the wreath but it was surprisingly easy to put together and my guests left with completed wreaths.  Happy guests and a big sigh of relief from me!

The wreath is so pretty with a soft, vintage feel and will look great wherever I decide to place it.  The finished size is pretty substantial – about 15″.  And – bonus – it is good to go until New Year’s because of the three interchangeable banners; Halloween theme, Autumn/Thanksgiving theme and Christmas theme.  Mine is all decorated for Halloween and looks great hanging on the $5 wreath holder I made last Fall.  See instructions for that HERE


The supplies to make your own Season to Season Wreath are:

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Another fun option for Halloween decorating is the Frightful Wreath Simply Created Kit. It is currently on the Clearance Rack while supplies last.  The coordinating stamp set is not available but the Happy Haunting sentiment from the Cheer All Year Stamp Set would substitute in great!


I would love to hear from you about your seasonal decorating!  Do you change it up a little or a lot or not at all?  Do you decorate for Halloween?  Leave a comment and let me know.  Thanks!



A Lovely Thank-You


It’s starting to get chilly here in my part of the world and feeling like Fall.  The cooler weather put me in the mood to plant some mums in my front porch pots and I even bought a pumpkin to plop in the middle of them.  I love the deep, rich colors of fall don’t you?

Just like red and green say, “Christmas” the deeper yellows, oranges and reds say, “Autumn”.  Today’s card uses those colors along with some rustic elements making it a great card to send this time of year.  I used the thank-you sentiment from the A Whole Lot of Lovely stamp set but by changing up the sentiment this card would work for any occasion.  It’s also a very neutral card that any man or woman would enjoy receiving.

My favorite parts of this card are the Designer Series Paper – it’s from the Season of Cheer Designer Series Paper collection, a Christmas paper – always love products that do double duty.  Also can’t stand how cute that little wooden acorn is!

10-15-A-Whole-Lot-of-LovelyIf you would like to receive a free full-color project sheet for this project sign up for my mailing list and I’ll get one off to you.  In the mean time here is the list of supplies I used:

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