Sunday, October 4, 2009

Fall Blessings

I started this card off in my head in a different set of colors. As is bound to happen, once I got started, the color palette changed into more fall colors. Funny, today in Philly, the weather is very much Indian Summer. We were out and about doing school shopping and I was totally amazed at the number of people picking pumpkins. For me, the weather has to be MUCH cooler. But I am reminded of the beauty of fall, the abundance of blessings in the many forms in my life, and the grace of God.

Creating this card reminded me of the blessings of the wonderful girlfriends in my life. I certainly don't thank them enough for their wisdom, guidance, support and love that they shower on me on a daily basis. So here's to you wonderful, dear friends of mine (you all know who you are!). Thank you for all that you do for me, you are appreciated and loved.

deets: we are memory papers- spice and marigold, coordinating embossed cardstock diecuts, misc flower, CTMH button, misc mini rhinestones, Sherrod Studio sentiment stamp (friendship blessings).
Challenges: Weekly, Sherrod Studio stamping
Bobunny: sketch challenge
Pile It On #18- 3 dimensional (flowers and buttons and sentiment popdotted)
Crafty Creations #35- leaves/autumn theme (fall color palette, browns, reds, rustic looking)

ABC-challenges: embossing dry or wet (my center piece is embossed diecuts!)
Stampin Sisters in Christ #7- let the earth rejoice (flowers and the abundance of friends)

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Kristine said...

Wow, this is stunningly gorgeous in the FALL colors!! :) Thanks so much for entering our challenge at SSCC today!! Hope to see you play more in our challenges?!! You do such lovely work. X

Rose said...

BEAUTIFUL!! thanks for joining us on crafty creations :0)

Candace said...

Stopping by from SSCC! Your card is lovely. Thanks for joining in our our challenge!

peggysue said...

So very pretty, I like the bow in the button, the half? flower above it. And the slight row of gems along the bottom corner of the circle containing the sentiment. Don't leave off selecting your pumpkins for too long or October will pass you by. :)

Saskia said...

Wow! Beautiful card, so elegant!! Lovely to see your work at Crafty Creations Challenge! Thanks!

Saskia :)

Dayna said...

Very pretty card!

Kathy Winter said...

How elegant and beautiful. Thanks for playing with us:)

Helen said...

Beautiful card - love the autumnal colours!
Thanks for joining us at the ABC Challenge!
Helen x

Katie said...

A simply beautiful card!
Stunning use of color too.
Thanks for playing along at PIO this week.

Anonymous said...

Kelly, this is a stunning fall card. The colors are so rich. Thanks for playing along with SSCC this week. I look forward to seeing more of your designs.

itsabrt said...

This card is stunning! It is a great representation of the beauty of fall! Beth

Pamela said...

This card is beautiful!!!! Great job!

shelly said...

wow this is just gorgeous beautiful color palette thanks for joining us at craftycreations :) shelly

Jennifer said...

This is absolutely adorable!
Your coloring is wonderful and your design and detail amazing.

Thank you for playing along with Pile It On! this week.

Jennifer PIO DT

maryr917 said...

very pretty card-love the paper you used