Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Here's Fall

This is my SECOND post of the day - The Shopping Our Stash post is directly below!

Well....I say fall's here.......but actually it hasn't really hit down this far south yet - so I'll just have to look at it on my card.   Sigh!   It seems we pretty much skip the season around here except for maybe a couple of weeks.  It is nice to see the trees start changing colors though - just haven't seen it yet.

Our {Pin}spirational Challenge starts to day with the beauty of fall!  We're being sponsored by Stitchy Bear this time and be sure and enter for a chance to win a wonderful prize package!!  Pop over to the blog and be inspired by all the creations from the DT too.


I recently got this stamp from Impression Obsession and love it since you stamp the leaves separate and can change out the seasons that way.  For this go round I used some fall-ish colors and added the little swing.  The fence is a punch I've had a long time but don't think I've ever used it before - it looks more like a fence for a Halloween card since it's kind of broken down and missing a few boards.  LOL!  It probably could have used a little taller fence - guess I'll have to just go shopping now!  Good excuse!


Isn't our {Pin}spirational photo a beauty!!   Love the orange against that blue sky!

I'll enter this in the challenges at Broken Box Stock (Fall Foliage Color Palette, Clearly I Stamp (Fall into Fall), Dilly Beans (Autumn Colors), and Sassy Studio Designs (Fall Colors).

I probably won't have a card until next week.....I really tried so hard so get some crafting done the last couple of days but it just didn't happen!    If I do get one finished it'll not only be a surprise to you, but also to me!  We had company all weekend and now have company coming again on Thursday (through Sunday) so I need to clean the teepee! LOL!  Seems like I just did this last week!!!  Oh well.......I probably won't even be able to turn on the computer while they're here so if I don't pop into your blog, that's the reason why - but I'll be back! 

Thanks for stopping by.................
Lynn

48 comments:

Bonnie said...

Who cares if the fence needs to be repaired when there's a beautiful tree like this to look at! And a swing. My Grandma had a swing in the tree and we could swing so high! One of my favorite childhood memories.

Tammy said...

Oh Lynn, the tree is absolutely beautiful and the swing is a terrific idea! I really like the sentiment, I usually associate "thinking of you" with not so happiness going on but the beginning of this sentiment removes that though! Have a great week and enjoy your company!

lauren bergold said...

oh wow i ♥LOVE♥ this card and i loooooooooove that stamp set! what a gorgeous use of it to make a "between seasons" card... the leaves will be starting to look like this AWFULLY soon now; it really FEELS like the earliest autumn ever here in the NE already! ♥♥♥ (i will concentrate on the pretty leaves and not think about the cold & snow that come next!!!) :)

Linda said...

WOW Lynn this is awesome. Fall is my favourite time of year and I love your card very much.

Hugs
Linda xxx

Dixie said...

Beautiful, Lynn! I love those colours and that image is fantastic. We are in full fall mode here. Enjoy your company!

McCrafty's Cards said...

This is beautiful Lynn, I love the tree the colours and the fence.
Kevin xx

Connie C said...

Gorgeous card! Fantastic inspirational photo, too. Now I have to get a card done for this challenge before the week is out. Love the embossed background.

Marilyn said...

Wow... I'm liking this image a lot (may have to go shopping) and the fall colours are so pretty.

Lynn McAuley said...

I love your gorgeous autumn tree with your fence in the foreground!! Great design for your inspiration piece, Lynn!

Jenée said...

Beautiful card. I so like that lovely tree, and how sweet with the little swing. Here in north Georgia, the leaves are starting to turn, and I so excited. Your tree has definitely captured the lovliness of this time of year. Well done!

MaryH said...

This is SO lovely, and exactly like the trees I will be seeing around our Upstate SC area here in a few weeks. I must look for this particular stamp, as I.O. has some of my favorites. Fantastic job, and your sky has our Carolina Blue look that we are presently seeing. Thanks for capturing that look. I can't seem to replicate it!!! Hugs

MaryH said...

Oops, I saw your card, scrolled down further, and just realized - the gorgeous orange tree with the blue sky, was from Pinterest. Should read more carefully before I comment. :-(

Jeannie said...

Such an gorgeous and sweet creation! Thanks so much for joining our Fall Foliage Challenge at Broken Box Stock.

Peace & Luv,
Jeannie

Paige said...

Lynn, my first thought when I saw your card is that it needs to be framed! what a love tree you created, a real work of art!

Chriss America Real said...

Oh Lynn! This is so pretty. For some reason, it gave me goosy bumps! I think it was seeing that swing and remembering the days when it seemed like every good tree had a swing in it. Don't see those much anymore.

Hugs,

Chriss

Eesha Kolli said...

WOW !! Great stamping. It's just amazing lynn, how your design is so simple yet highly attractive. Just perfect.

Carol L said...

That's a gorgeous inspiration photo, and your card is so pretty with that tree and all those colorful leaves! NJ!

Alissa said...

Oh Lynn this is SOOOOOO pretty. Fall is my favorite season because of all the pretty colors and you captured them all in this card. Honestly one of my favs!

CanadianScraps43 said...

Hi Lynn. I didn't even noticed that there was an issue with the fence. I just thought that this was a masterpiece. Wow. Your take on the inspirational photo was completed to perfection in my opinion. I say hats off to you on a splendid job. Thanks so much for playing along with us at Clearly iStamp. Hugs.

Anne Temple said...

Fabulous card and I love all the different leaf colors! That fence is so cute too and versatile.

Davi said...

Beautiful Lynn! I love how you did the leaves the different colors, the cool swing and embossing. That fence is too cool with it :)

Kathy D. said...

I think that is the Martha Stewart Halloween fence punch. But I think it looks good on here...reminded me of an old farm with the big trees in the yard. I just got the regular fence punch by Martha Stewart but can't wait to find/get the Halloween one!
Thanks for playing with us at Clearly Inspired Challenge #60 - Fall into Fall. Hope to see you on 10/5/12 when the new challenge is posted and the winners for September!

Jenn Borjeson said...

Oooh - this is REALLY pretty. Thanks so much for joining us at Dilly Beans. :)

Alyce said...

WOW!!! Lynn this is incredible!! What a gorgeous card...the different coloured leaves look fantastic and the way you positioned them is just perfect. Beautiful!! :)

Monica said...

What a lovely tree with leaves perfect for the season and the swing and fence are awesome. The first thing I noticed was how natural the fence is considering that it is a punch. I love it's imperfection...

Love,

Monica

Shannon White said...

Ohh, Love your Pretty Fall Scene Lynn! I agree with Paige, this should be framed! So Lovely! Wonderful stamped leaves and love the picket fence and swing too! 8-)

Hugs
Shannon

Maria@Crafty Cre8tions said...

Beautiful tree stamp! I love that you can make the leaves any color you want!

The fence is a bit rickety, but that's OK! Still looks good to me!!!

Enjoy your company!

Gina Lindsay said...

I love that fence, but don't let that stop you from a shopping trip for a taller one! Your card is gorgeous, I love all the different colors in your leaves. We are definitely getting the cooler weather of fall but I am not seeing any color change yet.

Jovan said...

Beautiful card...thanks for joining SSD!

Vicky Hayes said...

You've made such a stunning scene Lynn and I love the tree with its beautiful autumn colours. Have fun with your company!

PS For two pins I'd be straight over to enjoy those Texas temperatures!

onecraftymama said...

Absolutely gorgeous, Lynn! And since we're already into fall, I'll tell you that your tree looks just like the one in my front yard - a little bit of every colour just now :)
Love the ribbons at the top too!

Tammy said...

Lynn your tree is GORGEOUS, I love that image!! Awesome colors and fabulous fence!
Tammy x

Shelly Schmidt said...

Wonderful card- I LOVE the Fall season and the colors- your leaves are perfect! Love the swing and the fun fence too- I have a TH fence die that is larger, will have to cut one out and mail it to you : ) Enjoy your company!

Melissa said...

Go enjoy your company and don't worry about us out here in blogland! We'll happily wait for you to get back! :) Suspense is a good thing!

LOVE that tree, Lynn! I just want to jump into the picture and hop on that little swing! Beautiful leaves and that fence is perfect, imho! Looks like a fence that would be encircling a big old house somewhere!

Donna Hanley said...

Lynn, This card is a wonderful fall card. I really like the idea that you can stamp the leaves separate. That fence is just find for your scene.
Enjoy your company but I wouldn't worry about the house. My grandmother always told me to clean AFTER the company left not before because it would only get dirty while they were there. LOL

Karen said...

Lynn, your card is so pretty. I love the fall with its vibrant colours and you did great work of capturing the fall feeling. We have had such beautiful weather that the trees are now just starting to turn.

grandmabonnie said...

You have so many comments..there is no room for mine..LOL..This is one of my favorite cards.it's perfect!

gale said...

Wow, this is a gorgeous card!! Everything just goes so perfectly on it.

Nancy in Iowa said...

Oh how very pretty! I'm sitting here at the lakes in Okoboji Iowa on vacation with my sisters and can see trees full of fall colors just like yours!

NanaConnie said...

Lynn, Do you know you're the winner at Dilly Beans with this fabulous card? We're sharing honors this week since I took one of the Top 3 spots at Dilly Beans. Congratulations, my friend!

Kathy and Lucky said...

Gorgeous fall card, now when is fall exactly here in TX??? I know it has been in the 90's here and I am ready for sweatshirts, of course right now we are getting soaked, but I am happy for a cool, rainy day. Hope all is well down south.

MiamiKel said...

I was SURE I stopped by and saw you already and glad I checked back - eek! So lovely!! This is wonderful in so many ways and I know your Tx is like our FL, not much cooling off - beautiful!

Margaret said...

Fabulous card. I do love the changing leaves colors. That's a great stamp set. So cute with the swing and the white picket fence.

Margaret said...

Fantastic card. I love the tree and the fact that you can stamp the leaves separately and make them other colors and not worry about markers and huffing. Love the swing and the white picket fence! Great job.

Joan Ervin said...

What a gorgeous fall card, Lynn...your tree is beautiful and I love the fence die!!! IKWYM about having company and no time to craft....my company has been here for 3 weeks and maybe for another week or 2...we are having a wonderful time so I'll hate to see them leave...I hope you have a great visit with your's!!!

Faye said...

Oh Lynn, this is super. What a fab image. A lovely autumn style card, I love it. X

Ellen said...

Fabulous fall card! I love this set! Your fence is what makes this card, it looks more realistic!

Sharon said...

Oh my.... what a stunning card this is. My side of the world we call it Autumn. Love the different colours of those leaves. One of my favourite seasons of the year. Take care, hugs Sharon