Saturday, October 1, 2011

Going "Batty" and Still Rejoicing

Have any of you heard that expression before?  ("I'm Going Batty"?  Meaning, you're overloaded and perhaps "losing it" a bit.)  Well, I was making this Autumn card this morning, and I decided that I needed my morning coffee.  So, I grabbed my purse and headed out.  The moment I opened my front door, a tiny little BAT flew away.  It freaked me out for a moment, and then it hit me - I really am going "batty", literally.  Too funny.  So, I got my coffee, came home, and finished this card.

I used an older line of Melissa Frances patterned paper and sticker, Bazzil cardstock, a Martha Stewart border punch, flowers, four brads, ribbons, an October Afternoon sentiment, and machine stitching.  My card has four brads (thought I'd mention that for the gals at Friday Mash-Up), and I followed a darling little sketch found at Just Us Girls, oh - and for the gals at Scrapbook Sisters, my card has four leaves.  Can you find them?

I'm entering this card in the following FUN and fabulous challenges.  You will most definitely want to visit each of these awesome blog challenges to see the amazing entries from all the talented artists who have entered their creations. - FM26 Autumn/Brads - Sketch Challenge - Challenge #54 - Leaves - PWC173 - Sentiment - #57 Anything Goes - Fall Into Color - Autumn

I'm not usually real big on doing "Halloween themed" cards, but this is more of an Autumn card.  I love the little sentiment that says "Beautiful Fall Days".  I miss my hometown this time of the year because I know the leaves are changing, and Fall in truly in the air.  See, I'm from Duluth, Minnesota, and the weather there is vastly different from the weather here, in Las Vegas, Nevada.  But, I try to remember this verse:  "This is the day that the Lord hath made; we will be rejoice and be glad in it."  Psalm 144:24

Thanks for stopping by, and don't forget to enter to win the antique floral frog I am giving away this month.  Click on the photo of the floral frog at the top right side bar of my blog to enter.

Have a blessed day,



  1. Ha! Ha! Funny story about the bat on your porch! We have birds that like to try to build nests on the wreath that I keep on my front door, and they scare my hubby when he opens the door and they fly away. ;) Oh - super pretty card, too!!

  2. Hi Karen, I really like the harmony you have achieved with the colours you've used on your card. Thanks for joining our challenge.

    Kasey ~ in Oz
    Friday Mashup DT

  3. Very pretty card! You have worked in a lot of elements but they work fantastic together!

    Wow, yep, Duluth and Las Vegas are very different! I spent 3 yrs living in 29 Palms CA and I just cant handle desert life...I need my trees and seasons :0)

    Thanks so much for playing along with us at The Friday Mashup!

  4. Love the warm colours of this card!! So very fall-like.
    I would be a little more than freaked out about a bat too..on the positive side you have a living halloween decoration. lol

  5. Your card is really gorgeous Karen, the colours are beautiful. Lee xx

  6. LOL, that is too funny about the bat!! LOVE all the delicious colours and those lacy scalloped borders :) Thanks for joining us at JUGS this week :)

  7. gorgeous creation thank you for sharing with us at Stampin with the Dragon
    Hugs Kate xx

  8. Love your card, I get a really good autumn feeling when I see this. Good job ! Hugs, Marion

  9. I like how you used all the elements.. They really came together great! This is a perfect fall card. Thanks for joining us at the Friday Mashup this week.

  10. Beautiful card! I found your blog because you have done a few challenges in one of my design team. Lovely work. I became your follower.


  11. What a pretty fall card this is Karen!!!
    Thanks for playing along with Just Us Girls this week!

  12. Wow! What a stunningly fabulous card! :) Love all the detail!!!

  13. This is so wonderful thanks for playing our Anything Goes Challenge at 4 Crafty Chicks! WTG!

  14. Very pretty fall card, Thanks for joining us at Mashup.
    Cindy GD

  15. Stunning card - the colours are gorgeous and I love your punched borders and trim.
    Thanks for joining our 'autumn' challenge at Totally Papercrafts this week.
    Caroline xxx

  16. Great card - love the combination of all of the elements! NIcely done - thanks for joining JUGS this week - we appreciate your participation.

  17. This is stunning! I am in love with all the detail you've added!
    Thanks for joining us at Stampin' with the Dragon, and we hope to see you again!
    Stamping with the Dragon DT