Wednesday, October 3, 2012


Well, here I sit listening to the debate on TV and trying to complete my 3 tasks for the day.  It took me all day to finish my first task (which should have taken an hour at max) and now I'm on my 2nd task -- updating my blog!  Why am I so slow?????  Okay, don't answer that question. 

It reminds me of last Monday when I got up and thought I could catch up on a lot of things around here.  Got my morning coffee, took the dogs outside to run and do their duties while I had my coffee.  Couldn't figure out why the dogs were going crazy by my vehicle, but figured they had chased a chipmunk that was trying to get away by sitting on my tire.  Finally, when they wouldn't come back into the house, I figured I would get my keys and start my car to scare it away -- did that, but they still were going crazy.  So drove my car back and forth in the driveway thinking that would do it -- NOPE!!  Then I decided I would do something that I have only done once in my whole life (my granddaughter showed me how to add window wash to my car when I was at a store).  Yep, you guessed it, I opened up the hood of my car -- don't even know why I did that as it is not a "normal" thing for me to do. 

Well, let me tell you, I just about dropped over.  My engine was covered entirely, and in a mound as tall as the hood with WALNUTS!!!!  I quickly slammed the hood down because it scared the crap out of me.  Just then my husband comes meandering out the front door asking me what I was doing.  I told him to come over because he was not going to believe this.  Of course he starts mumbling all the way over saying something about me having all these crazy ideas (I have no idea why he says this).  He was so amazed when I showed him that he couldn't even say a word.  Anyway, the moral of the story is that things always seem to happen to interrupt my plans for the day.  It took both of us 2 hours to clean all those walnuts out of the engine.  I wished I would have thought to take a picture.  Sorry this story was so long, but trust me it is a heck of a lot shorter than the chapter I will be writing in my book about the "whole" story of that morning.

Are you ready for some more Wonderfall project pictures?

I saw an ornament done by somebody using the Autumn Accents Bigz Die and loved it so much I decided to make a larger ornament/wreath for my front door.  I was really pleased with the results.

I CASEd this card from Ann Schach because I just loved her design layout.  I also got a chance to use Stampin' Up's new Stampin' Spritzer, filled with Early Espresso Ink Refill.  This was my favorite card.

This card was colored with my favorite medium, Watercolor Wonder Crayons, on the Life Shared Stamp Set.

I made this little fall harvest basket for part of my presentation I did last night at Ronda Wade's RubberQueens meeting.  Yes, there are some leaves hidden behind Stampin' Up's new Cherry Cobbler 3 1/2" Scalloped Tulle Ribbon
UPDATE:  Instructions for making the basket can be found on Monika Davis's Web Site. 

Here is what it looked like finished in the gift package.  This would make a great booking gift because it uses lots of new Stampin' Up product.
I had a great time at Ronda's RubberQueen meeting last night, and I can't wait to finish up her awesome make'n takes so I can show you (3rd thing that was on my list for today).

Until next time,
"No one after lighting a lamp puts it in a cellar or under a bushel, but on a stand, that those who enter may see the light."  -- Luke 11:33


  1. Hey Sandi, I LOVE your wreath. And your little basket is so cute and a great idea for a center piece on table (may have to make one for a gift and myself). Great job on the cards-both are unique. TFS

  2. Sandi,
    The basket is beautiful but I can't figure out how to get the candy out without ruining the whole effect of a wonderful gift. Keep up the good work.

  3. Fabulous projects as always, Sandi. I am a total sucker for leaves, particularly those in French Foliage.

  4. These are absolutely fab projects Sandi!


  5. All your cards, wreath and gift basket are "Wonderfall". I can see why you like the French Foliage one best, if I had to choose and it would be difficult, that would definitely be one of my favourites. The colours are so vivid and rich. It makes me want to buy this set.

  6. Love your projects. Can you lead me to instructions for the baskets?

    1. I updated this post with a direct link to Monika Davis's post with the instructions for making the basket Patricia.

  7. Gorgeous fall projects, Sandi! I love the wreath and the basket! Your "Best Things in Life" card is adorable with those plaid leaves. Thanks for the shout out, too! Your triple stamping card turned out fabulous!

  8. Beautiful job Sandi!! LOVE the fall ornament!! I have another punched out in the dusty durango flower/polka dot paper.. anxious to see what it looks like. the fall colors really turn out pretty!! Love all the other leaf projects!!!

  9. Such beautiful work, Sandi! The basket is adorable! Your wreath is very pretty too. I love fall colors! Thanks for sharing.