Colorful Seasons

Tomorrow is the first day of Fall.  The leaves in this area are just starting to turn.  Fall is a  beautiful time in Northern New York because the leaf colors are always so bright and beautiful.  Occasionally, we have a dull Fall because of the weather but for the most part it is gorgeous.  I never know why it is dull sometimes.  Some say it is because there is too much rain.  Others say it is because it is too dry.  I think Mother Nature and other powers above just decide that Fall will be dull and there is no rhyme or reason to it.

Last year we went to Denver in September.  One day we took a trip up to the mountains.  It was a guided tour because we didn’t have a car so we went with some other people.  There was a woman in our group that constantly talked about seeing the yellow Aspens.  “I hope they are yellow now.”  “I hope we can see the Aspens.”  “Where are the Aspens?”  I am thinking to myself who cares about yellow Aspens?  We have bright yellows, bright oranges and bright reds.  Just yellow trees?  How boring!  Then I found out she was from Texas.  Apparently trees don’t turn yellow (or any color other than brown) in Texas in the Fall so yellow was very exciting to her.  It made me realize how lucky we are.  I started pointing out the Aspens to her and she was so excited.

I made this Fall card using the stamp sets called Colorful Seasons for the leaves and Hello Friend for the sentiment.  I love big sentiments so you are going to see this one a  lot!  The splatters are from Timeless Textures.  I felt like the card needed something although after adding the splatters, I am not so sure it did.

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Hello Friend Sketch Challenge

Today I decided to participate in the Craft Project Central July Card Sketch #73.  Here is the sketch:

As usual I took a couple of liberties with the sketch.

I used the stamp set called Hello Friend.  This stamp set goes with the card kit called Hello Friend Heat Embossing Project Kit, although I didn’t use the kit.  You can buy the stamp set separately if you wish.  It is an adorable set.  I love the wreath and the bold sentiment.

I stamped the wreath in Lemon Lime Twist and cut it out using the Stitched Shapes Framelits Dies.  Then I stamped the sentiment in Dapper Denim over the wreath.

The Designer Series Paper is called Eastern Palace Specialty and I used the Lemon Lime Twist 1/4″ Ombre Ribbon.

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Hello Friend

This is the third card we made at our monthly Stamp Club meeting last week.  It uses a new stamp set from the 2017/2018 Stampin’ Up! Annual Catalog.  It is called Hello Friend.  This stamp set goes with a card kit called Hello Friend Heat Embossing Project Kit.  You don’t have to purchase the kit (but, of course, it is gorgeous so you might want to) because the two items are sold separately.  This card was not made from the kit.  As you know, I love big, bold sentiments so I knew I had to have this set.  I love the wreath which can be used alone or with the flowers.

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