Tuesday, October 9, 2018

RRCB97 Hello Fall

Happy Tuesday, peeps!  It's time for another Retro Rubber challenge, and this week we have a Tic-Tac-Toe!!  There are lots of fun creative opportunities in this one:

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I chose to use the top row across:  neutrals, texture and ribbon!  And here's my card:

Remember that for our challenges, you must use stamps that are at least a year old and tell how old they are!  This Merry Cafe set came out in the Holiday 2017 catalog, and I just did not have a chance to use it enough!   I started with some Kraft cardstock that I embossed with my favorite fall embossing folder; then I stamped some of the elements from the stamp set and cut them out.  I know my sentiment says "pumpkin" and my coffee cup has an apple, but they're both flavors of fall! Besides, that little apple was too cute to ignore!   And since SU considers Merry Merlot as a neutral, I used it plus Crumb Cake and Early Espresso to diecut some small leaves, and I added some Merry Merlot and Chocolate Chip ribbons to the top of the tag, which was also embossed with a polka dot folder for more texture:

I hand-drew and shaded the lid on my coffee cup to give it a little more depth!  I love all these little elements together!

I hope you'll play along with our Tic-Tac-Toe challenge this week!  You have until October 19 to play!  Be sure to check out the RRC blog to see what the DT created as well!

Over the weekend, my TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) group attended a fall rally!  My friend Sharon, who was our club's "Best Loser", and I were practicing our selfies, LOL!


Thanks for popping in today--enjoy it and be blessed!

Project Details—All Products SU! Unless Otherwise Specified
Stamps Merry Cafe (ret)
Card stock & Papers     Rustic White (Papertrey), Kraft (ret), Early Espresso, Crumb Cake, Merry Merlot
 Ink Crumb Cake, Merry Merlot, Soft Suede, Early Espresso
Accessories Merry Merlot ribbon, misc ribbon from my stash, Dimensionals, Mini Dimensionals
Tools     Big Shot, Fall EF (Cuttlebug), Perfect Polka Dot EF (ret),  Stitched Leaves Dies (Lawn Fawn), Tags & Labels Framelits (ret), Early Espresso Marker, Blender Pen


Linda Callahan said...

Oh so perfectly fall! Great background and wonderful colors!

Maria Rodriguez. said...

Hello LeAnne: I love your card, the embossing folder is awesome and the perfect background for your adorable mug and cup of Java.
Love the beautiful ribbons in those rich colors, awesome card Teammate.

*Vicki* said...

Hello LeAnne! I love your warm and inviting card here!! (Especially with the pumpkin spice coffee! YUM!) The textured background along with your cute tag and Fall colors make this a great brewed design! :) Looking good in your photo my friend! Thanks for inviting me along in your challenge! HUGS

Kampin' Karen said...

Oh, how I'd love to enjoy a cup of coffee or tea with you in person! When I saw your card, I was simply amazed at how many elements you put together in a small space. It's wonderful! Your smile is a blessing to me!

Jan Clothier said...

Beautiful! It's the card I wish I'd made! That embossing folder is glorious and the colours you've chosen are so warm and inviting. The composition is striking. Lovely, yet again!

Lisa Elton said...

Oh, I like the little cluster of prettiness you added to the embossed background! This is delightful LeAnne!

Julia Aston said...

Wonderful fall colors on this LeAnne! the burgandy looks wonderful against the tans - and fun coffee theme!

Debbie Mageed said...

Oh, LeAnne! You had me at coffee but the rest of the details are absolutely perfectly done! Love it!!

Angelnorth said...

Lovely autumnal feel with the neutrals and texture, love it!

Creative Lady said...

Love your autumn card and I love the background EF! You did a great job taking that selfy!