Monday, September 20, 2010

Fall Memories StampTV Challenge

Gina's challenge this month is to make a project inspired from a fall memory. I have many fall memories and traditions. Fall is my absolute favorite time of the year. Some of my favorite memories and traditions are:
My niece being born on September 30th 13 years ago.
My boyfriend's birthday is a few days before fall begins on the 10 of each September.
I love wearing corduroy pants and long sleeve t-shirts during the fabulous fall temperatures.
But the fall tradition I was inspired to use on my project involves my favorite fall drinks. Starbucks always has an awesome fall lineup of drinks each year. Yummo! And Brown's Farm Market always has the best Apple Cider. It's not pasteurized and made with local apples. My favorite way to drink it is hot with some caramel syrup from Starbucks. So the mug on my card either contains some yummy Toffee Mocha or hot Caramel Apple Cider. Double Yummo!

I bought a new toy this weekend. A Cricut. I've been having fun cutting things with it. The mug and the green layer are both cut with the Cricut.  I stamped the mug with the background stamp from Melanie's set, Wild At Heart. Then I stamped the word "Friend", also from the same set using Dark Brown chalk ink. I added some rhinestones to the center of the main flower. This mug reminds me of the beautiful mugs you can purchase at Starbucks. 

Ink: Vivid Aqua, Tea Dye & Peeled Paint Distress Ink {Tim Holtz}, Colorbox Dark Chocolate Brown Chalk
Other: Swiss Dot and Birds & Swirls embossing folders, taffeta chocolate ribbon, linen thread & button, mini rhinestones, Cricut with Sure Cuts A Lot


Terri J said...

What a sweet card, love the die cuts you made with your cricut. Caramel apple cider sounds absolutely delicious! I never thought about adding caramel! I will definately be trying that this fall!

JaniceAileen said...

Love it! Love the colors you used, too!