Thursday, September 22, 2011

Love Fall colors

 Summer is my favorite season, but I love the colors of FALL!  I could probably create everything in those colors. Sooo...first off, I want to share my Card Positioning Systems card with you. 
The sponsor for this week is EAD Designs.  They offer stickers and rub-ons.  I picked these adorable "fall" themed stickers.  I put each one on white cardstock and then cut out the shape.  For the way I wanted to use them, I wanted them to be a little more sturdy. 

I couldn't resist playing along with Colour Q this week and these colors are so NOT Fall, really, but I wanted to give them a try!
I turned to my trusty Art Philosophy Cricut cartridge by Close to My Heart for my design. 
I cut the same shape four times on four different colors of cardstock.  The little flower looking middle piece gets cut out so I just switched the colors around. 
And, I feel in LOVE with this Cardabilities sketch so I gave that a try. I think I could use this same sketch over and over since it is the perfect way to just pick up scraps from my table and create a card.
The leaf is from the Art Philosophy Cricut cartridge. Four simple strips of paper from Echo Park worked wonderfully.   
I cut an outline and then cut a full leaf and glued them together.  I filled in the open areas in the outline with Crackle accents by Ranger.  Once that was dry, I brushed over it with a brown stamp pad to help show up the crackle lines.  The black flourish and the golden scallop border are both cut with the Cricut cartridge.

And for a couple photos...

We are going to soccer games these days and so here are a couple photos from the other day.  The littlest one is not on a team but he loves kicking that ball around.  More pics from my Hipstamatic camera.
Thanks for visiting, Linda (lbpost)

Stickers courtesy of EAD Designs
Cardstock – Core’dinations
Corrugated paper – Canvas Home Basics
Patterned paper – My Mind’s Eye
Spellbinder diamond shape Nestabilities die
Self adhesive rhinestones – Recollections
Corner rounder punch – Bind It All
Foam tape – 3M

Materials list:
Cardstock – Core’dinations
Cricut Art Philosophy cartridge/CTMH - /shift, Decorative Layer 2 ½”
Spray color – Chalkboard/Glimmer Mist
Rub-on sentiment – EAD Designs/Paper Smooches
Brad and button – from my stash
Self adhesive rhinestones – Queen & Co.

Materials list:
Cardstock – Core’dinations
Patterned paper – For the Record/Echo Park
Cricut Art Philosophy cartridge/CTMH – Leaf/, Shift Layer, 2 ½” and Shadow/Leaf, Shift, Scallop border/, Font (fit to length) 5 ½”, Black Flourish/Shift, Font Layer 1 ¾”
Crackle accent – Distress/Ranger
Self adhesive rhinestones flourish – Recollections
Sticker letters – Sticko
Foam tape – 3M


  1. Loveeeee these cards Linda!! GORGEOUS colors! And loveeeeee the photos!! They are ADORABLE! :):):):):):):):):):):)

  2. Lovely card, Linda! Love your card design. Thanks for joining us at the ColourQ this week.

  3. Beautiful cards, Linda! Love, love all your work with the Cricut here. And love the fall looks, too. Fall is my favorite! :)

  4. All the cards are so fun and fab! LOVE the colors! Those soccer pics are so cute!!

  5. I can't decide which one I like the best~they are all fabulous!!!:):)

  6. such a cool design!! so glad you joined us this week at the ColourQ!!

  7. love your card for the colorQ, awesome design!!!

  8. Your cards are all gorgeous! That first one has some fabulous texture!
    I love the design of the second, you used the colours wonderfully. Thanks for playing along with us this week at ColourQ. :)

  9. Beautiful projects, Linda! I love the middle one **wink wink** GREAT way to combine the colors & I love the "mod" look it has, very cool! Thanks for joining us at colourQ this week! :)

  10. Great cards - love your bold use of color!

  11. Love what you did with the colourQ combo! Thanks for playing along with us! *hugs*

  12. They're all fabulous but i LOVE what you did with those Cricut cuts. You've inspired me to have to dust my machine off and put it back to use.