Ah, the earthly smell of fall, crisp air, swirling leaves and……leaf blowers!  Noisy 'ol things.  Of course, I can think that, as my dearly beloved is responsible for most of the lawn maintainance and I'm not the one raking the acreage.  I suppose its different than when we lived in town and could mow then entire lawn in exactly 12 minutes, complete with weed wacking in 18.  So leaf blowers must be a necessary evil.

But truely, I'd love fall even more if I wasn't reminded of snow, ice and cold following closely on it's heels.  Seriously we are in such a beautiful season.  Enjoy the colors as it'll soon be white.  Here at the studio, we finished up our Autumn Vine DSP class this week and tonite Maureen's got a Girl's Night Out scheduled.  I'll share a few of the cards that we did this at this week's DSP class. 


These are the projects that we did at the DSP class, remember, that's where you get 6 sheets of DSP and then we cut it up and make all the projects using one sheet.  This month was six cards and one box.  Fun, no?  This DSP class features a different DSP paper every month and is held on the 3rd Tuesday, am and pm session.  Now, I've got one lonely little packet left just waiting to be mailed to you.  It includes all the cut cardstock that we've used and the directions and cutting map for you to make your cards in the comfort of your home.  Email at stampwithsarah@wi.rr.com if you'd like it.  It's only $15.00, plus shipping and  includes the 6 sheets of paper and cardstock all ready for you to create, create, create!

Here's a closer look at one of the cards.


This is a variation of a card my friend and fellow demo, Phyllis N of New Berlin shared at our last Group Meeting.  The attendees just LOVED it.  She has used the Baroque Motifs and embossed the backgrounds and pumpkins and they where adorable.  I made it a bit more simple for class and used the DSP paper.  Pumpkins are made with the Large and Small Oval Punches.

Then we also made the box using the Envelope Die for our Big Shot.  In fact, I think I've found my next tutorial to include in next week's update.  Stay tuned and jump on the mailing list!  Must go rouse those kiddies for school.  It's a short day today….teacher's conferences…hmm what will they tell me!