Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Many Leaves... Many Loves

Vacation is over. Kids are back to school. Summer is ending and Fall is in the air. I enjoyed my first Pumpkin Spice Latte from Starbucks this morning. First of the season I should say. I'm a longtime addict. Oh Starbucks...

Since the kids are both at school today (I have one in preschool that only goes part time), I thought I'd get back on track and get a card created. We visited family in Seattle, Wa. over the weekend and I needed to come up with a Thank You card. No, I didn't have any in my inventory, believe it or not. Oh darn, an excuse to make one. he he!

This card makes me think of warm cozy Sunday nights, hot tea, fuzzy socks and the kids giggling under their livingroom forts. I used the sketch from Retro Sketches challenge #78. It was a fun one. Lots of room to be creative!

Here is what I came up with... I love everything about this card. Love the colors, love the textures, love the layers, love the leaves... Many loves!

Cardstock ~ Soft Suede, Very Vanilla, Baja Breeze
DSP ~ Sweater Weather
Ink ~ Baked Brown Sugar, Early Espresso, Soft Suede, Pear Pizzaz, More Mustard, Cajun Craze, Always Artichoke, Baja Breeze
Stamp Sets ~ French Foliage (retired), Harvest of Thanks (Holiday Catalog)
Others ~ Woodgrain embossing folder, Apothecary Accents, Artisan Label punch, Adorning Accents Edgelits
*Non-Stampin' Up! brass brads, linen 

Whew! That was a lot. It took me a good part of 3 hours to complete this card. I kept changing things and adding things as I went along. Of course I really didn't have a plan except for the sketch. I love my whims!

WHOOP WHOOP!!! This card was chosen as the RetroSketches ROCKstar!


  1. This card is beautiful! I love all of the layers and warm fall colors :)

  2. Wow ... I love everything about this too ... simply stunning.

  3. I am so happy to start seeing Fall the woodgrain on this one and I can not wait to have a Pumpkin Spice latte!

  4. Love your Autumn/Fall card Melissa - so many different textures and colours...the brads look fabulous down the side!

  5. Wowza Melissa, it's awesome girl! Love the colors and textures you used here...they're gonna love this thank-you card!

  6. lovely card, great design. Fall is coming, right? :)

  7. Great use of the sketch - I'd love for you to link up at 52 Card Pickup again this week!

  8. This is so pumpkin a licious, The fall autumn colors are so gorgeous!! I love this card.

  9. I so live this card!!! I actually love all you make :)

  10. Gorgeous card! Everything we love about fall all at once :)

  11. Melissa, congrats on your win! This card is amazing, much deserved!!


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