Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Happy Fall, Happy Blessings


Good Morning!

First, I must apologize for the very crooked picture of today's card! Just tilt your head a little...it'll be ok! LOL

I am so happy the weather is at least a little cooler in the mornings. Still hot as Hades in the afternoon; but the nice breeze in the morning has allowe
d me to turn off the AC and open up the windows at least until around lunch time. Fall is my favorite season and last year was the best as we were in RI. Nothing...I mean nothing compares to fall in New England!!
Anyhow, I am happy to be making some fall cards and as such, don't be surprised if you start seeing a whole bunch of them over then next month or so!!
I took two pictures of this card, so that I could show it's an easel card. Obviously you can see I took this picture outside this morning. I used a whole variety of papers and patterns mostly all from my stash that just seemed as though they went well together. The scarecrow is from an old SU set called "Happy Blessings."

On a side note, I have a question (for those of you who care to answer) how do you all feel about your older stamps? I have a ton of older SU stamps, some I still use a lot and some not so much. Sometimes I think about trying to sell them or get rid of them; but then I think, why? There's nothing wrong with them, I'm not an SU demo anymore so I can use them and blog them all I want. However, I often can't help but think they just aren't trendy anymore and maybe my followers and visitors aren't really interested in them for inspiration. So, like I said I was just curious....
Ok, so here are the challenges for today's card. Have a great day, thanks for stopping by and I'll see you all tomorrow!

1. Creative Card Crew: Anything Goes
2. Everybody Art Challenge: Autumn
3. Papertake Weekly: Anything Goes
4. Ribbon Carousel Challenge: Anything Goes (use at least 1 ribbon)
5. Top Tip Tuesday: Easel Card
6. Tuesday Throwdown: 3 pattern papers, 2 buttons and 1 ribbon
7. Peachy Keen: Sketch

20 comments:

NanaConnie said...

Love this easel card! A quick answer to your question about older stamps -- the ones I still love to use, I keep. The others, I trade with my crafting group. Often, new to me is as great an inspiration as buying something new. Thanks for playing along at Tuesday Throwdown.
NanaConnie TT DT

Davi said...

Very fun easel card !! I love that little scarecrow very cute~ So glad you shared with us at TT this week :)

Dora said...

Awww how cute this is, love the gingham ribbon and your little scarecrow is so sweet xx

HandmadebyTLC said...

Dori, I don't think it's crooked! It's the scarecrow on the post! hehe
Thank you for joining our celebration at Top Tip Tuesday! Hard to believe it's been a year already!
Hugs and good luck,
Tammy Louise

Jo said...

I love your easel card, super choice of image. Jo x

Yolanda said...

Super love your easel card and the wonderful colors. Purple is such a nice touch. I think old stamps are wonderful as long as you still like the image. The inspiration, for me, comes from the combination of elements more than what the image is.

Hazel said...

Great card,
H xx

Shannon White said...

Aww, this is soo Adorable! Love your fun fall easel card! Your Scarecrow is to Cute! Love this!

Hugs
Shannon

paperfun said...

Your easel card is adorable.

Like you, I hesitate to get rid of older stamps. And I must say that sometimes they are the perfect thing that I need.

Thanks for joining us at Creative Card Crew.

Mari

Caroljenks said...

What a sweet little fella he is! Gorgeous card - love the colours.

Thanks for joining us at Top Tip Tuesday this week to celebrate our 1st Birthday! Make sure you haven’t missed out on any of our amazing prizes this week – pop over to TTT to make sure you’re entered into ALL of our prize draws :)

Carol x

Deedee Anderson said...

Such a sweet Fall card! Your scarecrow is a real cutie, and I really like all the stitching. Thanks for sharing this with us at Tuesday Throwdown! With older stamps, it depends on how I feel about them. If they're not favorites, I'll trade or sell them, but my all-time favorites, I keep, no matter how out-of-date. My thought is it doesn't matter whether the images are trendy or not -- it's about whether I enjoy using them that matters. Hope this helps some. :-)

Annette said...

I've actually sold quite a few of my older cards. I started off with Penny Black stamps, and got rid of a load of old ones and just kept my faves which tended to be more Xmas themed ones. I now collect mainly LOTV in the rubber form, but am addicted more to digis now, partly by being on design teams as that is what we mainly have to work with, I can rarely get my ink and rubber out any more, but also I love some of the really cute images, like StampFairy who are my faves.

Thanks for joining our easel card challenge at Top Tip Tuesday this week with your fab scarecrow card, Love the soft colouring.

By the way, I have candy if you're interested in entering!

Annette
xx

Samantha said...

Fabulous Fall card, Love the colours, great job! I have like all of us many stamps but have also sold quite a few over the years keeping favourites tehhhe :0)


There are loads of ways for you to win! @ Top Tip Tuesday you can get extra entries by visiting DT and or other challengers leave them a message and tell them you saw their card at Top Tip Tuesday
Thanks for joining in the fun for our 1st Birthday challenge,
hugs Samantha

cotnob said...

Great colour, I saw it on Top Tip Tuesday, love your colour choice.
Pauline
x

workplace first aid kits said...

Your easel card and the wonderful colors are very attractive. Purple is such a nice touch. I think old stamps are wonderful. It is best for beginners.

Lisa aka Myran said...

Such a sweet card and pretty image! Thank you for joining us at Papertake Weekly and hope to see you again next week :)

debby4000 said...

Oh what wonderful, adorable card.
Thanks for joining us at Everybody ART challenge.
luv
Debby

Angela (jellybean74) said...

How cute!!! Thanks for joining us at the RCC.

DoBea A. said...

What a great fall card! And that easel turned out great!!

Janice W. said...

Fall is my favorite season too! Your easel card turned out great! Thanks for sharing it with us for the Tuesday PK sketch challenge! Good luck!


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