Saturday, October 9, 2010

Welcome Fall!

We are actually hot here this weekend, but it is fall, nonetheless. You can still feel that in the air.  The two cards I wanted to share today are both FALL related.  I so love the colors used for FALL!

This is my card for the Unscripted sketch that was just posted today.  A favorite stamp of mine is this super cute tree from My Favorite Things stamps.  A rather different color scheme for FALL was created with these cute papers from BasicGrey.  Notice the strip on the side of the card? I pleated it in a rough, haphazard style.  This fits in with a Perfectly Placed Pleats challenge at the Moxie Fab Blog.

I colored in the tree with some subtle colors using Copic markers.  You can barely make out the design, but I stamped a damask stamp on the Jenni Bowlin circle journaling die cut.  The sentiment words are by SRM stickers. 
I created this card to go along with last weeks 2 Sketches 4 You sketch.  I am late getting it posted because my camera decided to break and I had to pull out my older camera and actually try to remember how to use it!!!  I used a leaf border punch to create the designs on the sides of the green piece.   

The leaf is by Me & My Big Ideas.  It is a solid stamp with a distressed look.  I colored it with a couple different colors of stamp pads. The edges of the image were then rubbed with a Fluid Chalk stamp pad to add extra color. 

And for a couple photos...

I mentioned we are hot this weekend but we were cold during the week! And we got some rain. Rain is a rare occurence for us.  I walked outside and saw this plant in our yard and throught the rain drops were so artistic looking.   

OK, is this CUTE!!! I am not into decorating for Halloween but I had to have this little guy.  I found him at Bath and Body Works.  Not only is this too cute but it is foam soap which I just love and the smell is amazing. I always want to just take a bath in it!
Thanks for visiting, Linda (lbpost)


Cardstock – Core Expressions/Core’dinations
Patterned paper – Oliver/BasicGrey
Tree and Acorn stamps – My Favorite Things
Chalkboard and Glimmer Mist – Tattered Angels
Circle die cut – Jenni Bowlin
Copic markers
FALL sticker letters – K&Co.
Sentiment stickers – SRM
Mini brads
Foam tape – 3M

THANKS - Leaf card

Materials list:
Cardstock – Core Expressions/Core’dinations
Patterned paper - BasicGrey
Foam tape – 3M
Leaf stamp – Me & My Big Ideas
Colored stamp pads – Versafine and Clearsnap
Clear embossing powder – Stampendous
Dot embossing folder – Cuttlebug
Jenni Bowlin journaling sticker
Rub-on sentiment – Making Memories
Leaf border punch – Martha Stewart


  1. Awesome work!
    Thanks for playing at 2S4Y!

  2. These are fabulous fall cards Linda! love the soap too from B & BW! I bought some too!

  3. Absolutely fantastic cards!!! I love your work!!!

  4. Gorgeous cards! I just love that tree stamp!

  5. Absolutely gorgeous cards Linda! That little soap dispenser couldn't be cuter! LOVE it!

  6. Oh, your cards are just gorgeous, Linda! I love that fun tree on your first card and love the perfectly placed pleats. ;0 The damask stamping on the journaling spot is a fabulous touch. I need to think to do things like that.
    Love the big stamped leaf on your second card, and the embossed paper and leaf borders, too. Really beautiful!
    And how awesome are your photos. I so look forward to your photography. LOVE your little pumpkin soap dispenser. You know me and Halloween.

  7. beautiful shabby card! It's always so fun to find a fellow "shabby" girl! :) All the best on the Moxie fab challenge! :) Hugs from a fellow contestant :)


  8. What a great card. Such fun layout designs and I just adore how cute your images look against your journal tag mats.

  9. Love the fall cards. I've been doing some fall projects as well.

    Great photo that really does look like art. I can imagine in blown up in a frame. The colors are just brilliant.

    Agree on the not decorating too much for Halloween, but that little dispenser is too cute. I bet your grandson loves it.

  10. Hey Linda! Thanks for entering the Perfectly Placed Pleats challenge in the Moxie Fab World! I'm so glad you joined in on all the fun! :)