Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Colored Leaves Falling Everywhere!!!

What a fabulous fall we have had thus far ~ summer weather in October! It is beautiful outside and finding time to stamp is at a premium ~ I love being outside when it's fabulous out ~ but I did take the time to enter my studio in the evenings, so needless to say, this took a couple of evenings to put together and then shot these pictures outside ~ I don't know about you, but stamping is therapy for me ~ I hope you enjoy what I created, I'm super pleased with this card!
The gals at SUO Challenge 29 are calling for leaves and then I found a fabulous color challenge at Hand Stamped Sentiments #87 . Sure hope you pop in on these two wonderful challenge blogs and play along!

I love my new Simply Scored tool and so took advantage of my little markers and scored away. This is just a standard 8 1/2 x 4 1/4 CS, scored at 2 1/8 & 6 7/16...mark your spot and you're good to go....easy peasy!!!! Love it!!!

I colored my wheelbarrow and veggies using my Blender Pen and also Spritz on my CS to add some color to it all...and I never owned a Spritzer until last week because......hmmm good question! Love it!

Above it a shot of the first fold completed and here is the second fold ~ for my second fold I actually stamped the pumpkins from Scene In A Garden, colored & fussy cut them out...using Dimensionals, just popped these pumpkins right under the tree where I wanted them! And a little Spritzing around my tree from Branch Out. I masked all around the tree so my spritzing happened where I wanted it! I used Dimensionals on my sentiment and made sure when the card was closed that it was just tucked under my front image! Scroll up to have another peek at that!

And of course all the sponging here and there...can't seem to put that baby down!

A peek of the inside and then another full view, just a tad opened for a better look!

Thank you SO much for stopping by today ~ I hope you enjoyed your visit and maybe I inspired you just a bit! Enjoy your day and, I know, I'm a few days early...just incase I don't get back!
 have a wonderful Thanksgiving weekend!
Happy Thanksgiving Canada! 

If you live in Winnipeg or the vicinity and would like to host a party I would love to come and stamp with you and your friends!! Or, if space is an issue, come here and create with me at one of my many clubs or classes! Drop me a line for further info! I'd love to meet you! Enjoy your day!

  • Stamps: Always Grateful, French Foliage, Scene In A Garden, Branch Out
  • Paper: Confetti Cream, Watercolor Paper, Cherry Cobbler, Night Of Navy
  • Ink: Pumpkin Pie, So Saffron, Cherry Cobbler, Night of Navy, Basic Grey, Basic Black, Versa Mark, Staz On  
  • Acc: Blender Pen, Sponge, Clear EP, Spritzer, Oval Scallop Punch, Simply Scored


  1. Denise, you did a lovely job with the color challenge! I love the Always Grateful set and I really like how you created you own background paper with the French Foliage set. Thank you for joining us at Hand Stamped Sentiments.

  2. Denise, every element of this card is amazing. Love the hidden image behind the front panel, and the spritzing (What? You *just* got the spritzing tool?!). Thanks for joining us at SUO Challenges!

  3. WOW!!! You did a fantastic job!! I love Fall!! I can't get enough pumpkins and Fall leaves this time of year!! The French Foliage background is perfect!!! Thank you for joining us at Hand Stamped Sentiments!!! Amy L.

  4. Lovely card. Great idea to use a gate fold card also. Thanks for joining us this week at Hand Stamped Sentiments.


  5. This is such a pretty card. I'm lovin' my Scoring Tool, too. I'm gonna have to try this fold. Great use of the colors and I really like your "spritz". Now you'll use it all the that you have it. :) Thank you for joining us at Hand Stamped Sentiments.

  6. Wow, my friend -- so good to see you've had some time to create. What a beautiful card. Beautiful job on the colouring and the background you created is perfect for this card and this set (which I love and just may have to buy). I am so hoping to get into my room this weekend for a bit.

  7. Beautiful, Denise! The popped up pumpkins are just perfect! So many fabulous details!

  8. LOVELY CARD! I love the style and feel of your card it is SO beautiful and gives me the warm, fuzzies :-) Thanks for playing along with us at Hand Stamped Sentiments!

  9. I love your folds on this card and I must agree... once I got hold of a spritzer, I spritzed EVERYTHING:) Thanks so much for playing with us at Hand Stamped Sentiments this week! Can't wait to see your work again next week!

  10. Wonderful artwork on your card. The coloring is beautifully done. You used such a neat fold for the card, too.

  11. Very neat idea! I love the tree peeking out there. Great coloring too! Thanks for playing at Hand Stamped Sentiments!

  12. I really like Gate-Fold cards. I really should make more of them. Yours turned out really nice! Love your coloring on the main image. And you even decorated the inside!

  13. I left a comment last week, but it got lost. Fabulous coloring, and how did you live without a color spritzer for so long?! Thanks for joining is at SUO Challenges!

  14. I love how you used all these stamp sets together. And your colors are breathtaking! Thanks for joining with the SUO Challenge team this week!


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