First Frost Bouquet for PP412 Tic Tac Toe Challenge

First Frost is an unexpected assortment of floral images smack in the middle of snowflakes, pumpkins, goblins, ornaments and trees.  But look closely at the Frosted Floral Suite of products.  I see rich winter-ish colors of Merry Merlot, Mossy Meadow and Tranquil Tide.  I also see whites, iridescence and sparkle.  So it promises floral based cards for the entire year.

First Frost, Wishing You Well, Stampin' Up!, Floral, Just Fun Stamping, #firstfrost #stampinup #floral #justfunstamping

This card is full of bits and pieces of die cuts from other projects that did not make the “cut”… sorry, I could not resist 🙂  Such a fun way to use them!!

First Frost Card Details
  • Stamp Sets:  First Frost, Wishing You Well
  • Papers:  Very Vanilla, Whisper White, Old Olive, Mossy Meadow, Pear Pizzazz and Tranquil Tide cardstock; Frosted Floral Specialty Designer series paper
  • Inks:  Tranquil Tide, Mint Macaron, Calypso Coral, Mango Melody, Grapefruit Grove and Old Olive
  • Tools and Accessories:  Frosted Bouquet Framelits, Foliage Frame Framelits, Stitched Seasons Framelits, Climbing Vine Textured Embossing Folder, Corrugated Dynamic Textured Embossing Folder, Classic Label Punch, and Tranquil Tide Baker’s Twine (Share What You Love Embellishment Kit)
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I would like to share my card with LeAnne’s Tic Tac Toe challenge over at The Paper Players challenge blog.  The top horizontal line of leaves, patterned paper and green elements is satisfied.  The left vertical line of leaves, ribbon and die cut elements is also met providing baker’s twine is considered “ribbon.”  Gee, if I had added an orange pumpkin to the bouquet and sprinkled glitter or sequins, I would have covered all the elements.  But you have to know where to stop, LOL….

Please let me know if you have any questions.

Have fun stamping,



Fur Baby Update

A lot has happened since my Aug 29th blog post.  Libby had her first seizure on 9/8 and then a second seizure on 9/18.  She is now taking phenobarbital daily.  We decided to go ahead with additional testing to rule out a brain tumor.  She has a lovely brain!!  We are learning to manage seizure episodes.

Annie had her first chemotherapy treatment on Sept 11th.  She was sick the next couple of days but finally came around to eating well.  On Sept 26th her activity and demeanor completely changed.  I took her to the specialist and was told that she was critically ill due to extremely low white blood cell counts (and associated blood profiles).  She was hospitalized immediately.  With IVs, inject-able antibiotics and constant care, Annie pulled through this near death experience.  She is home and, once again, we are slowly getting her appetite back on track.  Future chemotherapy treatments have been postponed.  We are taking a “wait and see” attitude.  In the meanwhile, I am reading the Dog Cancer Survival Guide.  It has been very interesting learning about “cancer,” and what we still need to discover about its activity.  Please feel free to comment if you have any experiences that you wish to share.

3 thoughts on “First Frost Bouquet for PP412 Tic Tac Toe Challenge

  1. LeAnne

    What a lovely project you created from your bits and pieces! They come in handy, don’t they!? Pretty florals for sure! Thanks for sharing this with us at the Paper Players this week! Hope your fur babies are recuperating well!

  2. Jan Clothier

    Katy – so good to see you in the gallery!. It’s been ages since I’ve seen you around in the blog world. I wish my bits box could create such a pretty posy. I love the floral vase you’ve made. It looks a bit like a rose bowl of my mother’s that I always admired. Twine, I think is ribbon. First Frost is gorgeous – I think I missed the boat on this and plumped for Joyeux Noel instead (which I am very happy with but this one’s great too.) I hope your puppies continue to go well. Thanks for joining us at The Paper Players this week.

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