Bittersweet October

Bittersweet October. The mellow, messy, leaf-kicking,
perfect pause between the opposing miseries of summer and winter.
    ~ Carol Bishop Hipps



Oh my, I am so ready for October and Fall weather! We've had a record breaking miserably dry, hot summer in Central Texas. Today our high was 98 degrees and it felt like a cold front – I almost put on a sweater. It's day two of the My Favorite Things teasers of the October release of stamps and Die-namics – another great reason to be happy for October!


Here are the details about the upcoming release on October 4 at 10:00 PM EST:

  • The My Favorite Things release is on October 4 at 10:00 PM EST. You can attend the release party from 8:00 to 10:00 PM EST here in the forum for fun, games, and prizes! All the new sets and dies will be available October 4 at 10:00 PM EST.
  • The guest designer contest is ON! Check out the forum for details on how YOU can win over $100 in stamp sets and play along with the design team for a month.
  • If you'd like to see all the teasers for today, click on over to Kim's blog. Be sure to leave comments as you go for a chance to win one of two $10 vouchers being given away daily, just for leaving a comment.


Oh my, you all are going to love this next set, Inspired by Autumn. It's classy and elegant, and commemorates my favorite time of the year so beautifully.


My Favorite Things Inspired by Autumn


I put a sheet of two-sided adhesive on the back of some scrap muslin, stamped the pumpkin onto the muslin with my stand-by ink, Memento, and then cut it out with a Nestability die cut. I love how it turned out. This paper is My Mind's Eye Lost and Found – you'll see it again – paired with some Kraft card stock.

I'm having so much fun with the new die cuts with this release. Can you see that luscious Decorative Oval Doily behind the muslin pumpkin? I like it so much, I off set it to show if off a little more. I ran the new Postage Stamp Edge through my crimper thing-a-ma-jiggy, you know, just to rough it up a bit. That sentiment comes with the stamp set and usually also includes the author of the quote. I couldn't fit him into my tag, so I stamped his name separately in the lower corner, William Cullen Bryant.

MFT Postage Edge


Now, if I just had some apple cider and pumpkin pie, I'd be set for Fall!


Happy Fall, Ya'll!




Sweet Comments

  1. ummmm, WOW! this is fantastic. looove all the layers and texture with the fabric and corrugated postage strip….beautiful!

  2. Fantastic card! Love the soft, vintage feel and all your awesome layers:)

  3. So sweet. I love the crimped stamp edge–CUTE!!

  4. STUNNING Linda!! That muslin is beautiful in texture and contrast to the rest of your card. Love the papers and color combos as well!

    Crafty Hugs!

  5. Gorgeous card, Linda!! Amazing layers and love the colours as well as your fab sewing!! Great job!!

  6. OMG! this is really impressive. Sooo fabulous. Thanks for sharing.

  7. OH MY, Linda! WOOOOOOOW! I just love this! Beautiful layers and stamping on canvas! OH OH OH! You knock my socks off all the time:) LOVE:)

  8. WOW that is REALLY pretty. Love it stamped on canvas!

  9. Very nice! Love how you photographed your card with the perfect accessories!

  10. This is great – love what you did with the muslin! Great paper and thanks for all the detailS : )

  11. So exciting each month to follow this
    you girls are amazing each month
    Thanks for the hard work and inspiraiton

  12. I just love how you stamped on the canvas! Really pretty, creative card!

  13. Very pretty. I would never think to stamp on Muslin.

  14. Wowzers! This is Absolutely Gorgeous! love all your Yummy layers and the oval doily and corrugated postage stamp border are just Fabulous! Love the Wonderful dp’s and the kraft and black mats really make everything come alive! So Lovely! Thanks so much for the inspiration! 😎


  15. I LOVE that you stamped the pumpkin on fabric. Very nice!

  16. Love the linen and oval doily – the colors and paper are perfect! Nice creation!

  17. Love the muslin look, what an awesome card

  18. I *love* that you stamped the image on muslin! It looks awesome!!

  19. wow I love the pumpkin stamped on the fabric beautiful card

  20. Oh. My. Gosh! You stamped on fabric?! Total awesomeness!!! I’m afraid of fabric, so this just outstanding!!!! Totally LOVE your card!

  21. THIS IS SO STUNNING! I think I am in awe….(jaw hitting the floor). Love LOVE LOVE the pumpkin stamped on muslin! YOU ROCK! It looks fabulous with the LOST & FOUND papers. AWESOMENESS!!!!

  22. Holly AKA KopyKat says:

    This is so fabulous, I love it

  23. YUMMY card!:)

  24. Awesome rustic look. Love it!

  25. Amazing! Love the look of the stamped muslin!

  26. You inspire me – thanks so much for sharing your amazing card!! Love the layers :)

  27. This is soooo awesome. Loving the use of the musline, ties so well in with this card and the theme. Also loving your choice of yummy papers and the layers – fabulous!!

  28. Oh my WORD Linda! Stamping on muslin??? You are AMAZING! This is SO SO gorgeous!

  29. Love all your layers and the color scheme. Really creative and different!

  30. now you have me wishing for pie & cider too LOL! this is just gorgeous- love the stamping on the muslin and your stitching- such a beautiful card!!

  31. SO terrific…great job LOVE this card and your layout !!!!

  32. Love all the texture!

  33. Love the look of this!

  34. Oh my! I love this one too! That pumpkin is such a pretty image and it looks lovely on the muslin! Beautifully done! 😀

  35. Love the stamping on muslin! Beautiful card!

  36. what a lovely card!

  37. Very pretty! I just love all the layering! Beautiful!



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