Monday, October 29, 2012

I Love Fall

I know I've said this before, but I will say it again.  I REALLY miss the Autumn season that I grew up with in Minnesota.  I love the changing colors and falling leaves, the cool nights going to football games, and the pumpkin patches, corn mazes and festivities surrounding this season that we just don't really get here in the desert.  I remember a few years back when I spent late October at my best friend's house in Minnesota, and I sat on her back porch just watching the leaves fall.  Of course, she thought I was "going looney" sitting there watching leaves fall slowly from the trees, but for me - it was magical.
 
This is a quick and simple little card I whipped up this morning using Simple Stories stickers.  Pretty easy, huh?  All I really did (other than put the stickers on my Bazzill) was to ink the edges and add a button with some jute.  It literally took me all of about five minutes.
 
I'm entering this card in the following challenges:
 
 
http://cardsgalorechallenges.blogspot.com/2012/10/cards-galore-october-challenge-anything.html - Cards Galore Challenges - October Challenge/Anything Goes

http://visibleimage.blogspot.co.uk/2012/09/inspired-by-autumn.html - Visible Image Challenge Blog - Inspired by Autumn

http://ribbongirls.blogspot.co.uk/2012/10/october-colour-challenge.html - Ribbon Girls Challenge Blog - October Color Challenge/Autumn Theme and Colors

http://frosteddesigns.blogspot.co.uk/2012/10/fabulous-friday-challenge.html - Frosted Designs Challenge Blog - Fabulous Friday Challenge/Paints, Mists and Inks - I used Tim Holtz ink to "grunge up" and INK the edges of my card.

http://greatimpressionsstamps.blogspot.com/2012/10/october-monthly-challenge-and-our-top.html - Great Impressions Stamps Challenge Blog - October Challenge/Autumn

http://www.twistoffaithcards.blogspot.com/2012/10/8-animals-marching-two-by-two.html - Twist of Faith Cards - Challenge #8 - Animals Marching Two by Two.  Or in my case, "flying" two by two, because my card has a little bird.
 
http://www.craftspotbykimberly.blogspot.com/2012/10/monday-challenge-75-too-cute-to-spook.html - My Craft Spot by Kimberly - Challenge #75 - Too Cute to Spook.  I don't like "spooky", so I stuck with the "cute"/Autumn theme.

http://www.redcarpetstudiochallenge.blogspot.com/2012/10/rcs-9-pumpkins-and-halloween.html - Red Carpet Studio Challenge Blog - Challenge #9 - Pumpkins and Halloween.  Since I don't really do Halloween, I stuck with an Autumn theme, and hope that's alright.
 
Thanks for visiting me today.  I just haven't been feeling like crafting lately, and I don't know why.  I've been visiting lots of blogs so that I can get inspired and get a "fire" lit under me to get my craftiness back.  Let's hope it works!
 
Blessings to you all,
Karen

21 comments:

  1. Beautiful card I love the colours. Caroline xxx

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  2. I love the simplicity of your design, and the use of various patterns on the leaves was brilliant. Blessings!

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  3. I just love your beautiful card! It looks like you spent a lot of time on it, I also loved your story. Yes, Autumn is a magical time. I love everything about it. But, tonight we are dealing with the super storm. Winds, low temperatures and SNOW. Luckily we have not lost power. We have water,food and wood for the fireplaces. It is going to get worse over night.
    Pam
    scrap-n-sewgranny.blogspot.com

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  4. What a fabulous card - love how you have made it so CAS yet elegant.
    Blessings
    Maxine

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  5. It seems that it worked. That card is splendid.

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  6. I love how you've done your branch Karen! There is such variety and splendour in fall! I had an extended fall this year by driving down to Kentucky, but drove right into winter on the way home! hehehe. Gotta love the colour! Hope you find some time to just putter in your room, that sometimes works for me.

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  7. Hi Karen... This is delightful. It reminds me of an old patched quilt... so huggable! Thank you for sharing with us at Twist of Faith Cards this week...
    hugs and blessings,
    Pauline

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  8. Karen - what a lovely card! Wow! I like that type of card - you did a great job on that card! It is truly a winner! Shall I send you my address so you can mail it to me? LOL - Enjoy your week! Gail http://ilikepaper01.blogspot.com/

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  9. What a nice card Karen, thanks for joining in with The Ribbon Girl colour challenge, Mary G x

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  10. Oh Karen, this is really fabulous! It caught my eye straightaway! I lOVE it! Beautiful fall colours Kx

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  11. A beautiful card, your design and details are fabulous - I love the gorgeous papers on our elements.

    hugs
    Heather xx
    Thanks so muh for joining us with Simon Says Stamp challenge.

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  12. oh Karen, this is such a precious card. I love the colors. I live in southeastern PA and we have a beautiful fall season here, I certainly understand how you miss it! Thanks for sharing your card with us at Frosted Designs.

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  13. I love Fall here in Wisconsin too! Although, when those cold winter winds blow I will be wishing I was in the desert like you:) I love the folksy feel of your card and all the pretty paper pieced leaves. So glad you joined us at Great Impressions Stamps Karen!

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  14. This is beautiful!! Shhh! You should not tell us how easy it was since it looks so awesome!!

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  15. LOVE your patterned paper leaves! So cute! Thanks for joining us for the Simon Says Stamp Challenge!

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  16. oh! que c'est mignon toutes ces feuilles de toutes les couleurs, biz

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  17. Very pretty card! I love all the pattern papers! Thanks for playing at My Craft Spot!

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  18. pretty card. love the intricate elements!!! thanks for sharing with us at Frosted Designs.

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  19. Lovely fall card! Thanks for playing with Visible Image and good luck!

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  20. Oh my gosh I love this! Perfectly simple, but beautiful! And the colors are great. Thanks for playing with us at Great Impressions Stamps!

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  21. Hi Karen,

    I see somebodys name on our post today at Great Impressions Stamps :) Come check it out! Hope you can play "Guess the Christmas Carol" with us this week too!

    Hugs,

    Jenny

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