Friday, October 1, 2010

SC300 & F4A32


Yippee!  It’s October, one of my favorite months of the year!    On the first day of each month, my first grade teacher would draw a beautiful picture on our front chalkboard and color it with chalks.  Then she would read us a poem about the season or month.  Later on in my life, I actually memorized October’s  poem, October’s Bright Blue Weather.  I wish I had appreciated her talent and her love for her students sooner…..but in first grade, you’re more concerned about lunch & recess!

Okay, so today’s card is for two SCS challenges, the sketch challenge for Wednesday and the Free for All today, which is “Hole in One”--to make a hole or some sort of window on your card. 


I am IN LOVE with Max & Whiskers DP from Basic Grey, I just don’t get to play with it enough!  I thought these muted colors would be perfect for my pumpkin from Unity’s Fall for You, which was also stamped on the BG paper, then shaded with a blender pen & ink:


The frame and the pumpkin are popped up on LOTS of dimensionals;  I added a tiny little sentiment from PTI’s Mixed Messages; there are leaves from a clear autumn set that were stamped in Versamark on the background paper and highlighted with pastels; the ribbon is from MM and the buttons are SU!  I used the punchout from my window on the front for my inside sentiment, which is also part of the Unity set:


Thanks for visiting today!  I’ll be in Baltimore tomorrow for SU’s Regionals, and looking forward to meeting some blog friends, stamping and having a great time!  Now for a not-too-clear picture of my granddaughter (which is what happens to your lens when you leave it in your messy purse!): 


Can you believe that grin?  Monday I start babysitting---I HOPE I can still stamp! :D

  • Stamps:  Fall for You, Unity; Mixed Messages, PTI;  Autumn Clear Stamp, no name
  • Paper:  Confetti White, Chocolate Chip, Max & Whiskers, BG
  • Ink:  Basic Brown, Versamark, Cajun Craze, Pumpkin Pie, Soft Suede
  • Acc:  Chalks, Nesties, LOTS of dimensionals, Buttons, Twine, Mini Glue Dots, Ribbon from MM, Blender pen, Word Window Punch, Circle Punch


  1. I totally love Max & Whiskers too! This card is so rich and vibrant - I love it. Such a grin indeed - what a cutie pie! Have fun at regionals and good luck crafting and babysitting - it's a hoot - I did it with my twins for a while. ~chris

  2. Oh how will you stamp with that cute little sweet heart so close at hand.
    I love your card. What a great sketch. I love the way the pumpkin pops.
    Regionals sounds like fun. Have a great time.

  3. really cute card-great work on both challenges-love the new photo of your dgd-enjoy your time with her

  4. I just love your card. It is perfect for fall and has such a "rustic feel" to it. The colors are so rich, wow! Your little granddaughter is so precious, too. Have a great rest of your weekend! :)

  5. What a beautiful fall card using the sketch for the week. What a cutie your granddaughter is.

  6. Beautiful card, LeAnne, and what a cutie patootie your grand daughter is! Have fun baby-sitting!

  7. Beautiful card, LeAnne! I love the colors!

    I think Cassidy has got to be THE smiliest baby I've ever seen! She's just beautiful!


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