Oct 11 2015

Reason for the Season

Yesterday was my grand-daughter’s, Quinn’s, FIRST birthday party (her actual birthday was Friday!).  We had a beautiful sunny day and lots of fun!  Here’s a few photos of the day.  My husband and I got her the wagon and she loved it!  She wouldn’t eat the cake for photos until her daddy put some raspberries and fruit inside it…too funny!  Her mommy did a great job decorating for the day, too!


1st birthday

And here are a few of her first birthday photos!

Quinn 1st birthday 2

I’m sure I’m biased…but she is a beautiful little girl with a sunny disposition!  Love her!


OK…now on to the card for today!  I love the poinsettia images in the Reason for a Season stamp set!  Here’s one of the cards I made using it.

Reason for the Season

The details to recreate this card:

  • The base is 4-1/4 x 11 Cherry Cobbler folded in half.
  • On the 4 x 5-1/4 layer of Crumb Cake, a 1-1/2 x 5-1/4 strip of Winter Wonderland Designer Paper was placed across the left side.
  • A 2 x 4 piece of Metallic Gold cardstock was placed across the front with a 3/4 x 4 strip of Cherry Cobbler across the center of it.
  • The two poinsettia outlines from Reason for the Season were stamped with Archival Black Ink, then stamped the inside with Cherry Cobbler Ink and the leaves with Old Olive.  A Blender Pen was used to move the color to the other areas inside the outline, giving it a two-tone look.  They were cut out and placed on the front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • A Very Merry Christmas was stamped with Cherry Cobbler ink on the Crumb Cake layer.
  • A few Gold Sequins add a little bling!




Today is the launch of the October Create with Connie and Mary Mini Session!  It’s not too late to join!  Here are the details…don’t miss out!


* Includes FIVE step-by-step tutorials for projects…THREE card sets, each with 4 cards and TWO 3D items…perfect for your club or stamp camp!
* All FIVE projects are available once the mini collection opens so you immediately have all projects (and tutorials)
* Plus BONUS cards done by Connie and Mary throughout the month!
*Mini session is available NOW!

Sets used for this collection:

  • Holly Jolly Greetings
  • Vintage Leaves (or Lighthearted Leaves could be used!)
  • Your Presents
  • Happy Scenes
  • Thankful Forest Friends
  • BONUS:  Reason for the Season

October 2015 collage small

3 People have left comments on this post

Oct 11, 2015 - 11:10:04
Susan Mac Donald said:

I love your card & agree w/your comment about the poinsettia. This little cutie in the pic..is just that **CUTE**…you’re not biased!

Oct 11, 2015 - 03:10:55
Barbara B said:

Quinn is just precious. Happy First Birthday to her. The poinsettia card is very pretty, but comes in second to Quinn.

Oct 11, 2015 - 04:10:32
Carolyn Culver said:

I love the card–wish I had your talent for shading.

But, oh, the lovely little ballerina! Thanks for sharing the pics.