Tuesday, August 7, 2018

Fall Is Comin'

We've had a little chill in the air the last few nights… which thrills me. I've always loved fall (at least once the ragweed infestation dies off!) Was inspired to make this card for several challenges including  Simon Says Wednesday Challenge (Make You Own Background), CAS-ual Fridays Challenge (Stamp a Pattern) and Power Poppy (Inspired by Home. This is the color scheme that I use in many rooms of our home.) Used an old wood mount leaf stamp from Embossing Arts and Autumn Kaleidacolor ink pad to make the background pattern/wreath. Punched the leaves from paper scrap and drew in veins and edging with Tombow markers. The alphabet tiles are from my scrapbooking stash, but I sketched around the letters with a fine line black Sharper to make them stand out a bit. (And so they'd be highlighted as an entry into Happy Little Stampers Mixed Media Challenge- Words.). After playing around a bit for placement, decided to just glue everything down in a haphazard way. Finished off with assorted bits of fall colors bling to add a bit of mixed media interest. I've been making an effort to spend some time dressing up the inside sentiment the last month or so and had fun dressing up the inside of this card with a bright leaf and two wonderful sentiments from TLC Creations (createwithtlc.blogspot.com)
PS I apologize that the photo placement below is all wonky. They had a mind of their own tonight. After six tries, I give up and christen this card "The Dance of the Onery Leaves!" 
Entered into: 
Simon Says Wed Challenge- Make Your Own Background        (simonsaysstampblog.com/wednesdaychallenge)
CAS-ual Fridays- #205 Stamp A Pattern                                      (CAS-ualfridays.blogspot.com)
Power Poppy- Inspired   (powerpoppy.blogspot.com/2018/08/august-power-spark-home-sweet-home.html)
Doing Life- Create with TLC Challenge #22                                   (desiref.blogspot.co.za)
Word Art Wednesday Challenge- #346-347 Anything Goes     (wordartwednesday.blogspot.com)

For many people, fall means… Football! For this card I used two Bugaboo images, Football Boy and Cheerleader Girl, in Packer colors. (Because, well, I live in Wisconsin!) Decided to make a Z-fold card  Instructions for making a simple Z-fold can be found here stampindolce.com/2014/04/diy-zfold-card-tutorial.html) Used scrapbook papers, stickers and fussy-cut stars to finish off the card. Go Team!  Am entering the card into Bugaboos Challenge, Anything Goes, SumMoreFun Mood Board Challenge (inspired by the greens and yellows), Di's Digis, Use Your Stash (I have a ton of papers and stickers so was fun to pull them out and dig through them!) and Crafty Hazelnuts PPC (because, well, the papers!)
Entered into: 
Bugaboo Stamps- Anything Goes                                                       (catchthebugblog.blogspot.com)
SumMoreFun  Challenge- Mood Board #34                                   (summorefun.com) 
Di’s Digi Stamps- Use Your Stash                                                       (disdigidesignschallenge.blogspot.co.uk)
Crafty Hazelnut’s Patterned Paper Challenge                               (craftyhazelnutspatternedpaper.blogspot.com)

Last weeks wecraftcards Forum challenge was a Make a Gift. I decided to make a teacher gift for a dear friend. Remembered an old (as in purchased in the late 90s) stamp from a company named Comotion. Stamped four of the images, colored, fussy-cut and attached them to the top of large paper clips. The little teachers are holding chalkboards. But my gel pen wouldn't show very well on the black ink, so I instead used small puffy stickers that I'd picked up at WalMart a few weeks ago (the packet contained 46 small school items for 99 cents.) Clipped them onto a mini-file folder and added a free thank you image from lovesvg.com
Entered into: 
We Craft Cards Monday Challenge- Make a Gift                           (wecraftcards.com/forum)
Cute Card Thursday- #541 Anything Goes                                      (cutecardthursday.blogspot.com) 
Artistic Inspirations Challenge-Challenge #205                           (artisticinspirationschallenges.blogspot.com.au)
A2zscrapbooking Monthly Challenge- Anything Goes (Aug)     (a2zscrapbookingblog.com) 


  1. Thanks for playing along with us at CAS-ual Fridays for this weeks stamp a pattern challenge :) I like your cards!

  2. Super Duper CUTE Projects! I totally adore the football scene.. way cute! Thanks for playing along with us over at SumMore Fun Stamp Challenge!

    Theresa (SumMore Fun DT)

  3. Beautiful fancy fold card Kathy, love the pretty scene you created. Thank you for playing along with our Challenge at Digi Designs. We would love to see you again ... Anet DTx

  4. Fabulous Cards....Thanks for joining us at Di’s Digi Challenge:)
    Wendy xx

  5. Wow all these cards are fabulous! Thanks so much for joining us at Di's digi designs challenge.


  6. I love that Fall card, stunning. The fun football card is fun and makes me smile. The cute card you submitted to A2Z is fun and adorable - great for a teacher. So glad you continue to join us at A2Z Scrapbooking.

  7. Fun and beautiful projects! The teachers' gift is a great idea. Thanks for linking up to our August challenge gallery at a2z.

  8. I love all of your cards! The FALL card you made for the CAS-ual Fridays Challenge is really beautiful! I love the way you have each letter in its own box and the background you created is so very pretty! Thanks for sharing with us at CAS-ual Fridays Challenges!!

  9. Such lovely creations you have created.

    **Thank you for joining in the ~SumMore Fun~ mood board challenge, I hope to see you again**

    Have a wonderful day,
    Jessica (SumMore Fun DT Member)
    Polka Dot Orchard

  10. Oh wow! I love those little people on the football themed card. How creative! Thank you for joining us in the SumMore Fun challenge.

  11. That fall card is really nice especially the wreath and I think the haphazard looks great. I tend to think very linear but I like the look like you have better. The football card is fun. Nice teachers card too. Thanks for entering the challenge over at a2z Scrapbooking.

  12. The football themed card colors may be Packer colors but they fit in great with our current challenge. Thank you for joining us at SumMore Fun
    Sharon - DT member for Sum More Fun!

  13. Wonderful cards. I love the football theme and the way you added yellow. Awesome details. Thank you for joining in our Mood Baord Challenge at SumMoreFun.
    (SumMoreFun DT Member)

  14. Kathy this is just beautifully crafted and fits in perfect for our 22nd ‘ATG with CREATE WITH TLC’ challenge. Thanks for sharing your creative talent with us. Good luck and hope to see you play with us again.
    {ATG with a CREATE WITH TLC Element}
    {Doing Life – my personal blog}
    PS: Just loved how you creatively combined the two TLC sentiments x

  15. Another awesome card for the challenge!! Thanks for joining us again at Power Poppy! :)

  16. A great card - thanks for joining us at Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge.

    Helen x


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