Thursday, September 9, 2010

Fall, Oh Fall, Where Art Thou?

I'm sorry I took a much longer break than anticipated. Miss Ellie received her four month shots Tuesday and she was a wreck that day and the next. As such, I was unable to get in the studio. :o( I'm pleased to say Ellie is doing better, and I had some play time last night. :o)

As the temperatures here continue to hover in the upper-80's to 90's, I'm insanely jealous of those with more seasonal temps. The kiddies are back in school, that means the days should be cooler with a crispness that I'm just not getting here. Williamsburg is a lovely lovely place to live, there are so many activities and so much history, but it lacks a proper autumn. As that is my favorite season, it makes it tough this time of year. Now Blacksburg has an autumn to be envious of. :sigh:

All this to say, I was trying to decide what I wanted to make to submit to the Paper Players Challenge this week (Clean and Simple--my style to a "T"), felt my longing for fall, and picked up "Branch Out". It all came together from there.

Since maples are my favorite tree (only because I don't live out west with the gorgeous, majestic aspen), and I LOVE their vibrant fall foliage, I decided that was what I was going to create. :o)

And, of course, I can't leave out the inside. :o)

This card uses:
Stamp Sets: "Branch Out", "Hope Happens"
Inks: Pumpkin Pie, Tangerine Tango, Cherry Cobbler, Real Read, Early Espresso, Garden Green
Paper: Whisper White, Cherry Cobbler, Tangerine Tango

We have highs projected to be lower-80's and upper 70's for this weekend. Maybe fall is on its way?

--Rach

8 comments:

Kelli said...

I am IN LOVE with this card. I love branch out and all of the cute little stamps that it has. I love the colors and of course I love the inside...nothing like adding something to the inside of a card. It is cooler here 70's/low 80's and I am in love. I can't wait to pick apples and go see some pumpkins. I LOVE Fall.

Anonymous said...

It is 68 in Blacksburg today. :-)

I'll probably copy this card; it is excellent.

Mom AKA Lissie

jimlynn said...

WOW! This looks exactly like fall! Gorgeous tree too.
Lynn

Ann Schach said...

An absolutely perfect clean and simple card! Thanks for joining The Paper Players this week!

Jess said...

This card is excellent. You seem to do really well with bold colors and manage to make a statement without going overboard. I looked at the entries and just looking at the thumbnails all piled up together, your card stands out.

Best of luck, you deserve to win! I know I am not objective being your sister and sharing genetic material meaning we are predestined to have similar taste, but seriously, this card is really gorgeous. I would pay good money if I found a card like this in the racks in Target.

LeAnne said...

LOL, I agree with your sister, this card stands out---totally gorgeous, CAS perfection! Thanks for playing with us!

Always Playing with Paper said...

I love your cards Rach! This is the perfect CAS card!! Thanks for playing along with the Paper Players this week!
Smiles,
Lesley

jaydee said...

Oooooo..... love these colors together. I also love the butterflies above the sentiment!
fabulous card, Rach!
hugs
jaydee