Hi everyone! Praying that this Thursday finds you safe and sound, especially if you're in the path of Hurricane Michael! Scary weather out there! It's time for another Inspired By challenge, and Laurel is on a roll with these lovely fall inspirations! I went clean and simple this week as I have lots going on! I needed some masculine birthday cards and these fit the bill perfectly:
And here is the lovely prompt! Aren't those little acorns cute?!
Growing up on a farm in PA named Maple Shade Farms, we did not have any nut trees, which meant NO acorns and NO squirrels!! So when I went to college in East Orange, NJ, and saw all the squirrels in the park next to our dorm, running around collecting acorns, I was so excited! I'd never seen squirrels up close! I said to my roommates, "Look at all the squirrels! They're so cute!" They looked at me as if I was NUTS! I guess New Jersey has lots of oak trees, acorns and squirrels, and they'd seen plenty! Anyway, I still think squirrels are cute!
I started with a card base of Soft Suede with a Whisper White mat that was stamped with a sentiment from Beautiful Day, then embossed with the Subtle embossing folder. My DSP is from a couple of years ago, Into the Woods. I added a couple of Kraft diecut leaves, sponged and embellished with some baker's twine:
I also used the sketch from CAS Colours and Sketches:
While I had my supplies out, I went ahead and made another one, this one with only one Crumb Cake leaf and a different sentiment from the same set:
I think these are great masculine designs! I hope you'll get some fall inspiration from Laurel's prompt and play along with us at Inspired By this week!
Cassidy couldn't wait to show me her cool hairdo!
Enjoy your day and be blessed!
|Project Details—All Products SU! Unless Otherwise Specified|
|Card stock & Papers||Whisper White, Soft Suede, Crumb Cake, Early Espresso, Kraft (ret), Into the Woods DSP (ret)|
|Ink||Soft Suede, Sahara Sand (for sponging)|
|Accessories||Baked Brown Sugar Baker's Twine (ret)|
|Tools||Big Shot, Subtle EF, Stitched Leaves Dies (Lawn Fawn), Sponge Daubers|