Thursday, September 22, 2011

Season of Change

Happy Wednesday and thanks for taking the time to visit the charmed life blog. We had a beautiful fall day here in Pittsburgh. Sunny and pleasant was the order of the day. I would like to put in my order for lots more days like this in September and October.

My card for today is one that I made for Thanksgiving card giving. I am also anticipating the upcoming gorgeous fall leaf display in Western PA. We will have incredible leaves of red, gold, mustard, browns and greens mixed with all these colors.

That's what I tried to recreate with my leaves. My stamp set if from Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps. It's the "season of change" set and it has a matching die. So it makes it super easy to cut the leaf image out. I love the pattern in this leaf set.

I stamped them in Stampin-Up's peach parfait and mellow moss then sponged with cherry cobbler and cajun craze.
I also used a Cuttlebug embossing folder "autumn type" for the vanilla background. Just for a bit of texture and to continue my fall theme.

My card base is early expresso a deep rich brown and the middle panels are peach parfait and cajun craze. I think these colors make a great fall combo.

My thankful sentiment is a rub-on and my leaf ribbon is from May Arts.

The layout for my card is the Wednesday sketch challenge on Splitcoaststampers.

That's my card for today. So until next time.......God bless

Some other challenges:
1.  Crafting for all seasons blog has a fall colors challenge.
2.  I Brake For Challenges blog has a "fallin for you" challenge.
3.  Little Red Wagon has a "repeat after me" challenge. I used leaf stamps to repeat the image-a cuttlebug embossing folder and repeated the words on my 3 panels-as well as my leaf ribbon is repeated across the card.
4Paper Pretties has an inspiration challenge-with fall being the inspiration.
5.  Simon Says Stamp has a "dies to die for" challenge. I used a metal die to cut out my leaf images.
6.  Raise the bar has a "leave" summer challenge.


  1. Mary, Your card is lovely! Perfect for our fall colors challenge at CFAS. Thank you for joining in!

  2. Such a gorgeous card, Mary! I love all the elements. I hope you get lots of pretty fall days to enjoy.

  3. This really is a glorious time of the year and your card perfectly reflects the gorgeous, warm colors of fall! Love the leaf ribbon accent and your fab sponging of the dimensional leaves! I just got this set in the mail this week after winning it on a blog hop and haven't had time to ink it up yet. Can't wait!

  4. i love this autumn-card with that great leaf-shapes!

    wonderful inspiration!

    hugs and kisses from germany,
    silvi xoxo

  5. A wonderful fall card, Mary! So much texture! I love the leaves!

  6. Great card!! Thanks for playing along with us at I Brake For Challenges!

  7. Mary, this is so fabulous and beautifully rich in colors and details! Lovely lovely fall card! Hope you are doing great!

  8. Mary this is just stunning. I love the triple panel and the folder you used to dry emboss. So beautiful as a backdrop to those wonderful leaves! Thank you for joining us this week at Raise The Bar as we 'leave' summer!
    ~*Joni RTB DT

  9. WOW, Mary!!! Your leaves are sooo how you added the leaf borser at the bottom, too!!!! Glad you had a nice fall day today...we actually got down in the 80's today!!!

  10. Wonderful card!
    Thanks for joining us at CFAS!
    Jani x

  11. Lovely card, the leaves and dry embossing are brilliant. Thank you for joining us at CFAS

  12. Mary this is gorgeous. I love everything about this card. You really captured the beauty of Fall with this one.

  13. Oh, so pretty Mary. Love those leaves! The colors are perfect and I love the embossing in the background. :o)

  14. So pretty! Love your leaf border!

  15. Oh what a wonderful, elegant card.
    Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamps Challenge.

  16. Awesome Mary! I love the embossing and how those beautiful leaves pop out and also the cool leaf border :) And I forgot to say how wonderful to get to come spend time with little Phoenix!! I know you will have Tons of fun :)

  17. Awesome Mary! I love the embossing and how those beautiful leaves pop out and also the cool leaf border :) And I forgot to say how wonderful to get to come spend time with little Phoenix!! I know you will have Tons of fun :)

  18. Absolutely incredible,,,,,OMG you´must be in my Ct,,,wow,wow,wowwwwww

  19. Congratulations on being picked a CFAS favorite!



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