Thursday, November 6, 2014

It's Not Time For Christmas Yet

Let's all enjoy fall and Thanksgiving a little bit longer, shall we?

I, for one, love fall.  And Thanksgiving.  To my surprise, some of the trees here in 'Bama do change colors...after growing up in Texas, I expected the leaves to turn brown and fall off, no color at all.  So hey, nice surprise.

See the curvy sentiment?  It's a photopolymer stamp in this month's Paper Pumpkin kit; it's really "supposed" to be a straight line but I couldn't get it on the stamp exactly straight so I decided to try to curl it a bit on purpose.  Came out pretty nice, I thought!

Anyway, my card was inspired by the Cupcake Inspirations Challenge...I've been stalking them for a while but it's the first time I've played along.

A challenge that combines stamping *and* cute cupcakes?  Count me in.  I wanted to incorporate Mossy Meadow on my card, but I didn't figure out until I'd already stamped the leaves and embossed the background piece that I don't own Mossy Meadow ribbon.  D'oh.

And I also used one of my favorite challenge sites, Freshly Made Sketches:

Rare is the occasion when they have a sketch that doesn't give me a couple of ideas right off the bat.

Too bad everything else isn't going quite so swimmingly...we think the graphics card on our Mac has bit the dust *sadface* so I'm sneaking some time on the laptop while the hubs takes the Mac apart and attempts to figure out what to do next.  Better him than me, I'm minorly technophobic and I'd break it for sure.  Break it more, I mean.

So anyway, cheers y'all!

Supplies, all SU!
Stamps:  For All Things (because it is awesome), My Paper Pumpkin (because it curls)
Ink:  Cherry Cobbler, Daffodil Delight, Early Espresso
Paper:  Pumpkin Pie, Early Espresso, Whisper White
Accessories:  Woodgrain EF, Candy Dots, Cherry Cobbler seam binding, Dimensionals


Linda Callahan said...

Great colors for fall! Pretty card! And I love the curvy sentiment :). Glad you joined us at FMS!

Tina said...

lovely card...thanks for sharing at cupcake inspirations

sweetie dt

CCsMom said...

VERY nice. And the sentiment curved JUST RIGHT. Good Job! Love the colors.

Nance E Salkeld said...

I agree --- no need to hurry the holidays! Lovely fall card! Thanks for sharing at Cupcake Inspirations Challenge! Come back again soon! Nance, DT

debs2107 said...

Lovely card, great use of the colors

Indy said...

What a fun fall card! So glad you were inspired by the Cupcake Inspirations challenge. Our new challenge starts today and I hope you will join us!

Cindy Hall said...

This is so pretty, both inside and out! Love the way you did the inside with the leaf and sentiment. Thanks for sharing with us at Freshly Made Sketches!