Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Fabulous Fall

First bit of news was the pleasant surprise of my cupcake card from last week being chosen by 365 Cards to be the Surprise Guest Spot for day 210 !!!  I am honored,  Thank You Cards 365!

I think Autumn is my favorite time of year for multiple reasons. First, the colors... My house is decorated primarily in Autumnal shades, rusts, browns, reds, oranges, creams and golds. There are touches of black and bronze finishes all around too, so it's no surprise I just love to work with these colors with paper and ink! Secondly, kids return to school and my mornings at home are blissfully quiet. Here where I live, on the Central Coast of California, we don't have a very warm summer. Weather pattern for our summer is cool foggy mornings, followed by 70 degree days, followed by sweatshirts at night. Fall means Indian Summer. A few heat waves with some spectacular 80 degree days!  Lastly, its the prelude to the Holiday season which also means we celebrate 4, yes 4 birthday's in the month of December!  Basically this time of year is the lull before the storm!

On that note expect to be seeing quite a few fall cards around here.  Today I want to share a card that I made for The Shabby Tea Room Challenge #134 'Sketch This"

We had the following photo for inspiration:

This was our Sketch

I wish I could say that sketches are my favorite things to do but honestly they are a challenge for me.  Primarily because I like to color outside of the lines and do my own thing.  Challenge is good, it makes me grow and I realize that Sketches are a jumping point of inspiration.  So I made a few changes and I think you can see where this card's bones are from:



Another Perfect Sentiments stamp, with Thankful stamped inside and another piece from the DCWV stack.

I will be entering this into the following challenges then I'm going to display the card in my Living room for the next few months :) - a wonderful challenge blog I'm excited to enter for the first time

Shabby Tea Room Week #134 - SketchThis - they put out some adorable Inspiration photos!

The Cupcake Craftroom

Papertake Weekly

Perfect Sentiments Challenge (link above)

The Pretty Little Ribbon Shop - Fall

One Last thing:  The Perfect Sentiment Challenge Blog  is celebrating one year of challenges and prizes.  Please go and check them out!

Thank you all for stopping by and if you would be so kind as to leave a comment I would appreciate it!   Secondly, if you like what you see and want to see some more, please feel free to "join" my blog, it sure would put a smile on my face~ 


  1. Beautiful card! Thank you for joining us at Cupcake Inspirations this week!
    Rene :D

  2. wow im in love with this card, its beautiful with the creepyness all in one...amazing...thanks for sharing at cupckae inspirations

    sweetie dt

  3. What a great card! Love the feel of it all! Thanks for joining us at The Perfect Sentiment!

  4. I like how you used several stamps to make your background. Great job. Thanks for joining us at The Perfect Sentiment.

  5. Super beautiful card! Love that button...gorgeous! It's a perfect fall card!

  6. Beautiful card using TH product. Thanks for playing along with us at Card Makin Mamas.x

  7. Beautiful card.......I love the look of simplicity! But its not.....You have created gorgeous details with stamping, the metal filigree looks fabulous behind your flower, it adds a real rustic look! Thanks for sharing with us at TSTR!

  8. What a sweet take on our challenge. Love your card! Awesome:)
    Thanks for playing along with us at TSTR this week:)

  9. Beautiful cards. Thanks for joining us at DYSU this week!

  10. You rocked the photo inspiration! Love your choices. They go so well for our challenge.

    Thanks so much for playing with us @ the Perfect Sentiment challenge!

    Be sure & come back Wed for our blog hop-having some wonderful prizes!

  11. Beautiful card. Thanks for joining us at Do You Stack Up.


  12. I absolutely LOVE your card! It's beautiful inside and out! THank you for sharing it with us at The Perfect Sentiment.

  13. Thank you Adrienne for promoting our Celebration. It has officially started and we hope to see you there.

  14. Wonderful Fall card!
    Thanks for joining us at DYSU this week!

  15. This is a wonderful Fall card!

    Thanks for joining us at the Pretty Little Ribbon Shop challenge.

    Sarah x