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Angie McKenzie | Independent Stampin' Up!® Demonstrator - USA | Making others smile... one creation at a time.

Around the World on Wednesday Blog Hop - November 2021 | Favorite Month


Seasons of Fun by Stampin' Up | Boys in leaves, cat in leaf pile, dog jumping to catch leaf

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Hello and welcome to the Around the World on Wednesday Blog Hop!  We are glad you have joined us and look forward to spending time with you as we share inspiration with you about our favorite month.  So sit back and enjoy your favorite cuppa as you enjoy your trip Around the World on Wednesday!

Today's Project

This is such a special blog post for me as the month of November is very dear to me in so many ways.  My maternal grandmother was a November baby and she was definitely one who lived with the "attitude of gratitude".  So many childhood memories of attending church with her and holding her gloved hand as we prayed are still dear to my heart.  It is only fitting that at this age of my life that I would pick her birth month as my favorite month.

Attitude of Gratitude | Phillipians 2:14 NLT

Thankfully, I have been blessed that my mom has continued to instill the same teachings over the years that I recall from my childhood.  My positive and growth mindsets are all thanks to the teachings handed down from generation to generation.  The memories of togetherness captured in our hearts and in Kodak moments to cherish forever.

We boy moms can only love our boys so much before we get the "oh, mom..." statement or look, but our boys/young men/men always know how much we love and adore them.  They just have their PDA standards as the years go by.  And, yes, even the hubby is the same way.  Thankfully, the bond that I cherish with my mom... I am able to shower my friends with the love that has been showered on me.  

Today's project reflects the memories that I have captured of my son over the years... while the leaves in the air are always reminders of the love showered on us from above during the change of the seasons.

Seasons of Fun | Boy in the leaves, dog jumping up to catch leaf | Images colored with Stampin' Blends

Benji and my son in the leaves - 18 Nov 2020

Project Details

Very Vanilla Thick Cardstock created the 4-1/4" square card bases.  Very Vanilla 4" squares were covered with Soft Succulent Ever Eden Cotton Paper trimmed to 5" squares and wadded up in balls.  The crumpled paper was unwadded, stretched out and adhered to the Very Vanilla square covered with Multipurpose Liquid Glue allowing for random positioning of the crumpled paper into place.

Stampin' Up! Seasons of Fun | Fussy Cut dog and leaf

The Seasons of Fun image was stamped with Smoky Slate ink onto the 3" Very Vanilla square.  Each image was colored was Stampin' Blends...  the leaves were colored with Light Cinnamon Cider, Light Soft Succulent, Light Evening Evergreen and Dark Mango Melody.  The animals were colored with Light Crumb Cake.  The hats were colored with Light Real Red and Light Evening Evergreen.  The shoes were colored with Light Soft Sued and Light/Dark Crumb Cake.  The dog's scarf was colored with Light Evening Evergreen and Light Crumb Cake and his tongue with Light Polished Pink.  The outfits were colored with Dark Crumb Cake, Light Real Red and Light Misty Moonlight and Light Evening Green with Light/Dark Crumb Cake.  Stampin' Dimensionals adhered the colored layer and fussy cut element to the crinkled paper layer.

Stampin' Up! Seasons of Fun | Coloring fun with Stampin' Blends | Crinkled background with Ever Eden Cotton Paper

The inside was layered with Very Vanilla (4" square) for stamping a Pretty Pumpkin sentiment with Evening Evergreen ink.  The envelope front and flap were stamped and colored with Stampin' Blends to compliment the card front.

Stampin' Up! Seasons of Fun with Pretty Pumpkins | Coloring fun with Stampin' Blends

This fun stamp set can fill so many hearts with coloring fun!  Which colors would you want to grab to color with?  

Special Moments From My Favorite Month

We all love pictures, right?!?  Here are a few recent pictures showing why I love November... 

Harvest time!  Fascinated by the sights and sounds in the field
Nothing like harvest time and the sights and sounds in the fields.

Cooler temps makes for fun "sniffing" walks  Benji and me
Cooler temps make walks pleasant with light layers of clothing keeping us warm.

Sunset walks with hubby and Benji  Raking fun last November
The sunsets during evening walks are amazing and piles of leaves can be shaped!



This is Us | The Around the World on Wednesday Design Team | Nature's INKspirations by Angie McKenzie

We are such a diverse and fun group of stampers from all over the world!  Sixteen (16) of my Stampin' Up! Demonstrator friends are joining me today in this worldwide hug that stretches all the way from New Zealand to Hawaii across twelve different time zones.  We love sharing sunshine with you through projects from our individual parts of the world on these second Wednesdays of the month.  I hope that you are being filled with lots of inspiration. 

More Inspiration

I hope this project has helped you imagine different ways you can create cards reflecting your favorite month.  Now, hop along with me, Angie McKenzie, to see more Wednesday inspirations from my amazing friends Around the World.  Just click the daisy below to go to my friend, Wendy, as she shares her amazing project, or scroll down the name list to follow along because you sure don't want to miss any.

You Can Make This Card!

Here's What You'll Need to Get Started...


  • Clear Blocks A, B, C; Stamparatus; Small Grid Paper; Paper Trimmer; Paper Snips;  Multipurpose Liquid Adhesive; Stampin' Dimensionals


  • Seasons of Fun Cling Stamp Set; Pretty Pumpkins Cling Stamp Set


  • Smoky Slate and Evening Evergreen Classic Stampin' Pad; Soft Succulent, Evening Evergreen, Mango Melody, Polished Pink, Misty Moonlight, Real Red, Cinnamon Cider, Soft Suede, Crumb Cake, and Bronze & Ivory Stampin' Blends Combo Packs 


  • Very Vanilla and Very Vanilla Thick Cardstocks; Ever Eden 12" x 12" Cotton Paper; Very Vanilla Medium Envelopes

You can purchase any of these supplies from my online store if you live in the USA and do not already have a Stampin' Up!® demonstrator.

Time to Use Your Paper Trimmer!


  • Very Vanilla - 4" x 4" (x2); 3" x 3"
  • Ever Eden Cotton Paper - 5-1/2" x 5-1/2"
  • Very Vanilla Thick - 4-1/4" x 8-1/2" scored at 4-1/4" (card base)

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  1. Great cards Angie, and wow, such amazing pics of your part of the world! Thank you for sharing with us! xx

  2. What a fabulous pairing ... That stamp set was made to reflect your photo and memories. Wonderful xx

  3. Perfect card along with the picture of your son in the pile of leaves!! Thanks for sharing that and the beautiful pictures! Cute little doggies!!

  4. I love your adorable cards and pix! ...and I'm so glad to see I wasn't the only one to choose November...

  5. I think autumn is my favourite season, if I was forced to pick! Your cards are works of art and capture the season and the feeling of a joyful childhood so well.

  6. Beautiful cards and love the supporting pics you shared.


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