Monday, July 16, 2012

Fall in July

We're in the middle of summer around here in Texas and VERY HOT - so thought I'd whip out a easy Fall-ish card.  I mean it seems that so many of the challenges right now are Christmas in July - so how about a Fall in July!


Last year a very dear friend of mine gave me several garbage sacks chock full of old SU sets - and other stamps and misc. items.  I'm weeding my way though some of them - very slowly though.  This image is from a set from 2001 called Thank You Blocks and the sentiment is from CTMH Autumn Splendor.  I also used some of my favorite fall ribbon on it!  Love that stuff.....but I'm just crazy for any type of plaid.  You can't really see it in the photo, but it was done on some textured white card stock.  Can't seem to get that to photograph right - but it really makes it pretty in real life.


I decided to do this again (hey, I'll have TWO fall cards now).  On this one I ditched the ribbon and bow and used Versa Mark on the image with clear embossing powder and then sponged them with Old Olive, Cajun Craze, and Pumpkin Pie.  I love that ribbon - but kinda like it with no ribbon and bow too.


Thanks for stopping by.........and I'll be back tomorrow with a couple of challenge cards (Shopping Our Stash and {Pin}spirational Challenges)!

Lynn

25 comments:

Tammy said...

Both cards are beautiful Lynn and perfect fall colors! I think I agree with you and like the one without ribbon the best. Love the look of the leaves, very pretty!

Alyce said...

Love these Lynn! What beautiful colours and I love the effectiveness of the layout :)

Margaret said...

Love the CAS style. Pretty ribbon and I like how you picked up those colors for your images. Great job.

Marilyn said...

Wow Lynn... both of these are gorgeous, so pretty! I love that plaid ribbon too!

Maria@Crafty Cre8tions said...

Well, there's a ton of Xmas in July - so why not Fall in July?? What a fun leaf stamp! I love your layout!! And - yes - the ribbon is spectacular!
You have the BEST plaid ribbon in all of blog-land :)

NanaConnie said...

I hate to be wishing my life away but I'm tired of summer and so ready for fall. This is a great CAS card. Love that leaf stamp! I vote for the ribbon 'cause it's so gorgeous. :-D

Alissa said...

Fall is definitely my favorite season so I can really appreciate these cards. I love the autumn colors - and that ribbon (of course) is perfect.

Sherry Hickey said...

These are beautiful, Lynn! Autumn is my favorite season! Love these inchie stamps; that reminds me, I have some new inchies I need to use!!

Anne Temple said...

Love both of these. That ribbon in the first one is absolutely gorgeous!

Becky said...

Beautiful cas card Lynn. How lucky to get all those stamps. The ones you get rid of will be the ones you will be looking for later. At lest that is what I tell my self. :)

Lesley said...

such lovely cards love the colours best wishes Lesley x

Bonnie said...

I love Fall cards any old time, Lynn! Both of these are beauties and the leaves are so different in each.

maryr917 said...

2 pretty fall cards Lynn-love the cas look-pretty fall ribbon as well-although I ma not ready to even be thinking of cooler weather yet

Carol L said...

They're both great cards, and lucky you having two sacks of stamps falling into your hands! WHEEeee!!!
I agree with you - that ribbon really is awesome stuff!!

Davi said...

Two fabulous cards Lynn! Fall is a good thought with it being so hot. Glad you got some rain also :) I especially like the first card with the bow cuz I love plaid also!!

McCrafty's Cards said...

Both cards are fabulous Lynn, I love the leaves and that gorgeous ribbon.
Kevin xx

Laura said...

This is Gorgeous and I Love the card below it. Love the plaid shorts. TFS

MaxineD said...

Like them both, but the ribbon one is my favourite - That stamp must be so versatile!!
Blessings
Maxine

Linda said...

Two wonderful cards and those leaves are stunning and some of my favourite colours. Fall is my favourite time of year as the leaves change their colours. Fantastic ribbon.

Hugs
Linda xxx

Joan Ervin said...

Both cards are beautiful...I just love fall colors and you have worked them beautifully!!!! The ribbon is the perfect addition on the first card!!!

Tammy said...

AWESOME fall cards Lynn! I love the colors and that fabulous stamp! Beautiful and perfect bow!!!
Hugs, Tammy

Shannon White said...

Love this Lynn! Just CAS and FABULOUS! 8-) Love the Emboss REsist and the Rich Fall colors too! 8-)

Hugs
Shannon

Margaret said...

I would much rather have fall in July!!! Bring on the cool breezes!
LOVE both of these and that ribbon is gorgeous!!
Several sacks full of SU sets?! So envious!! Sounds like lots of fun!!

Paige said...

Lynn, you have my heart doing flip-flops with these two great cards! I just love fall and your cards celebrate it in style!

Nancy in Iowa said...

I know..I know...I'm supposed to be leaving for work...I keep telling myself "just one more peek at her next card..." These are lovely - love the stark white contrast. I am kind of hooked on resist techniques. Thanks for the inspiration my friend! Now really....I MUST get going.