Thursday, September 20, 2012

CAS-ual Fridays Challenge #71–Fall Fun!


Hello Friends!


Don’t you just love this time of year?!!  Seriously, we’ve had THE most gorgeous Indian Summer here in Western Washington.  I’ve been loving the cool crisp mornings and the uber sunny afternoons – there’s nothing like a sunny day in Seattle, I tell ya!  Well, if you’re like me and love this time of year, you’re going to LOVE this week’s CAS-ual Fridays Challenge, which is to create a CLEAN AND SIMPLE card using a fall theme.

Great Impressions Logo

This week’s sponsor is Great Impressions Stamps.   Great Impressions Stamps has provided an uber generous prize for this week’s TGIF Winner, but you’ll have to click on through to the CAS-ual Fridays Challenge Blog to see what it is.  While you’re there, be sure and peruse the other amazing samples that the Girl Fridays have created for your inspiration.  Thanks, Great Impressions Stamps!

Happy Thanksgiving Leaves

I especially love the turning of the leaves this time of year, don’t you?  That was the inspiration for my card.  I stamped three different leaf images in three different colors, and stamped the sentiment in brown.  I then ran the card base through my Cuttlebug using a canvas impression plate.  The pumpkin satin ribbon finished off the fall color palette.


STAMPS: PAPERTREY INK (Leaf Prints), A MUSE STUDIO (Essential Sentiments)
INK: A MUSE STUDIO (Nutmeg and Pumpkin Pigment Ink), FRESH INK (Chocolate & Harvest Pigment Ink)
OTHER: PAPERTREY INK (Canvas Impression Plate), CLEAR & SIMPLE STAMPS (Orange You Fabulous Satin Ribbon)


That’s it for me today, kids!  We’re in full Gamma and Gampa mode this week as we’re babysitting our grandsons while our kids vacay at our house in Arizona.  We’re having a blast, so far.  Hoping you have amazing plans for this first official weekend of fall, too.  Thanks so much for stopping by today – I so appreciate it and you!!



Piali said...

Love this card!!
Enjoy your time with the lil' ones!!

Lynn said...

Gorgeous Karolyn.

Tracey McNeely said...

Karolyn I love that orange ribbon and those leaves are wonderful!

maria f. said...

I'm still waiting for the leaves to turn - watching for the first signs. This is wonderful - such adorable images and that smashing ribbon. Love your Cameo work too, but that takes the game to a whole nother level ;)

Susan (rainy) said...

I love your CAS Fall card... beautiful design!

Reading this post I see that you live in Seattle. Awesome, me too (suburb)! And yes this Indian Summer has been amazing!