Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Autumn Fun

It's no secret that Autumn (or Fall as some say) is my favorite season.  I've mentioned it many times in the past; and I know that it's because I grew up in Minnesota where the trees change their leaves in beautiful hues of red, orange, yellow and brown during this time of year.  My eyes long for the sights I would see right now if I were to drive up the North Shore of Lake Superior towards Canada.  It's such a gorgeous and scenic drive.  But for right now, I'm stuck here in Las Vegas where it's still been VERY warm.  But my mind can (and does) wander to that beautiful site on the northern shores of Lake Superior.
Today I'm sharing a couple of projects that I forgot to post when they were originally supposed to be posted.  My pumpkin jar was created for our past challenge at Really Reasonable Ribbon called "Orange You Glad It's Autumn", and today is the last day to enter that one.  I painted my mason jar orange and used some dies to cut the face on the front, and then decorated my mason jar with some Orange Seam BindingBlack Seam Binding, some Moss Green Leaves, and Natural Burlap String.
I used some of Really Reasonable Ribbon's cute Natural Cotton Blend Ribbon around the lid of the jar, and then added some cute little spider stickers and put some orange and black paper straws inside.  It's just a fun little project.  I love decorating old mason jars, and Really Reasonable Ribbon has so many great ribbons and trims to help make them cute.
My second project is a simple little card I made for Fall.  It's made using some older Simple Stories patterned papers and stickers.  I inked the papers with Tim Holtz Distress Ink, and I also added some baker's twine that I wrapped around the card.  It's a very simple card, but I thought I'd share it today anyway.

I'm sharing my projects here in these challenges:

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - No Designer Paper - So obviously, I'm linking my JAR project (not the card) to this challenge because it uses no patterned or designer papers.

Classy Cards 'N Such - Challenge #104 - Feeling Fall-Ish - I used Tim Holtz Distress Ink on my card to ink the edges of my card.  It's so nice to see such great participation in this week's challenge!

Little Scrap Pieces - Saturday Show It Off Linky Party

Thanks so much for stopping by!


  1. Gorgeous creations Karen! I love the pumpkin jar it's super cute and that is one fabulous spider.
    Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
    Mandy xx

  2. Karen, your card is beautiful. I love all the pretty colors you added to it. The scalloped border and twine really set the card off. Thank you for joining us for the Classy Cards N Such challenge. Come back and join us again soon.

  3. Beautiful fall card Karen - love the wonderful colours you have used.

  4. Beautiful card Karen, but you had me with the gingham, a favorite of mine!! I always love seeing your gorgeous creations!! Thank you for joining us at Classy Cards 'n Such" for our "Feeling Fallish" challenge!
    Diane CCNS DT

  5. Hi Karen! I love the beautiful fall-ish colors you used on your card, and thank you for joining us for the weekly challenge at Classy Cards 'n Such.

  6. I know what ya mean Karen! I grew up in Chicago and the fall leaves are just sooo pretty this time of year! :) Of course I moved to Vegas too and boy talk about missing the Fall Weather! LOL Then I moved to SE Utah and got my FALL back along with horrible Winters! Now I'm near St. George... Don't get to see the changing leaves again... but then I don't have to worry about the horrid winters either! LOL Any way... Lets get back to your projects! The Pumpkin is so Fun & CUTE! But I just LOVE your pretty card!! Maybe you should head up to Mt. Charleston to see the pretty leaves... :) Have a wonderful Weekend!

    Theresa’s Crafty Creations

  7. trop sympa, jolie la "petite " araignée...biz