Autumn Greetings

Yesterday was truly an autumn day!  It was so blustery and leaves were drifting through the air.  I found myself reaching for an afternoon cup of coffee (something that is not usual for me these days) and a sweet treat.  Is it any wonder we find ourselves with a little extra padding here and there by spring?!  I think I naturally eat the heavier, calorie-ridden foods in the colder months!  Do you?

I’m also feeling a huge surge of crafting energy!  After a couple weeks of waning mojo, I’m excited to feel this way!  Give me some coffee and a little of that stuff called chocolate and I’m going to be happily stamping away this fall!  I’m so ready, but am still blocking out the thought of the cold, white precipitation that follows!

I made another autumn themed card for today.  I’ve been slacking off playing along with the Clean & Simple Challenge over at Splitcoast Stampers the last couple of weeks and it’s time I get back into my usual routine!  I usually like to play along the day it starts, but that won’t be the case this week.  I’m just three days late.

Stamps:  Verve

We were given an inspirational photo this week and this is what it inspired me to create.  I stamped three little leaves in different colors (SU’s Always Artichoke, More Mustard and Cherry Cobbler) onto a piece of kraft cardstock and then added a touch of SU’s Early Espresso.  For embellisments, I used a piece of linen thread and three orangish-brown gemstones.  After rounding two of the card corners & mounting the main panel using foam dots, I was finished.

It’s a lazy day here at home today.  That’s probably a good thing, though, as tomorrow there is no school and this place will more than likely turn into a zoo, monkeys being the main attraction!

Have a super Thursday!



  • Tracey McNeely Posted Thursday, 09/20/2012 4:30 pm

    Beautiful CAS autumn card Melissa, it is feeling like it today. Brr!

  • jimlynn Posted Thursday, 09/20/2012 5:55 pm

    Beautiful for fall! Love the different colored leaves against the Kraft.

  • Lisa Posted Thursday, 09/20/2012 7:07 pm

    CUTE Melissa, love those little falling leaves!

  • Ardyth Posted Friday, 09/21/2012 1:46 pm

    Love the leaves on the craft background! I have often joked about donating my 'monkeys' to the zoo! lol! Enjoy!

  • Jen W. Posted Sunday, 09/23/2012 11:40 pm

    Love those sweet little leaves and the touch of twine!

    Sadly, I naturally eat heavier, calorie-ridden foods year round!!

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