Sunday, August 16, 2009

Are you ready for fall?! Wow, it has been hot these last few days, but luckily here in the northeastern United States it has not been as bad as out West. Phew, I don't want to move to California when it is THIS hot! :)

Well with my wish for cooler temps . . . Fall was the inspiration for this card with my never before inked Harvest Bear from T.A.C. and the little pumpkins are from my Happy Fall Y'all SU set. The colors are old olive, pumpkin pie and really rust with some BasicGrey DP thrown in. All of the sketches in this post are from the Anni-Verve-sary week from this past week. They were lots of fun! :) Julee from Verve gave away a ton of goodies. I was a little jealous that I didn't win a set, but . . . ahh well, I still had a good time playing along.

This card also was created with a stamp that hasn't seen ink before. It is from the JustRite monogram set. I believe it is considered the 1 3/8 inch set. It was one of their early sets that I just had to snatch up before they were all sold out and the new ones in stock. I hadn't used it for months and months, but now I would love to add more to my collection. If you haven't seen them before, you gotta check them out. The dp is the pretty Bella Rose from Stampin Up and a little extra scrap of a darker red in the front that matched so well I couldn't resist.
Lastly, this set was made with the discontinued groovy guava and purely pomegranate papers and Riveting stamp set from Stampin Up. I was going to place an image in the center rectangle, but I just couldn't bring myself to cover up that pretty patterned paper. I also moved the ribbon up in the sketch challenge instead of leaving it at the bottom to cover my edge of the scalloped layer. It also has tiny half pearls on every other scallop, but later after the picture I decided to use them on each little scallop.
I hope you enjoyed all the photos, and I hope wherever you are, you are staying cool and comfy! :) If you would like to see what I created for the other 2 sketches, they will be showcased on the KL Stampin N Scrappin DT blog on Tuesday, August 18th, because they use Magnolia stamps! I hope to see you there!!
Hugs and Best Wishes,


Carmen O. said...

Gorgeous cards! I love that little bear with the pumpkins. Definitely high on CUTE factor!!

Donelda said...

these are awesome cards. I really like that cute fall bear in the pumpkin!! Too bad about not winning with Verve! I have followed Papertrey Ink since day one, I've entered in every contest they've ever had and I've never won a set!! It is frustrating...but like you say, it is still a lot of fun to play along :D

Kristine said...

These are beautiful Kelly! I especially LOVE your first one---that adorable image, the FALL colors and that cute layout!! But the others are super nice too :) Things are getting cooler out here in Oregon now. Praise God! :) Have a great day!

Heidi said...

Kelly- oh that little bear is so sweet girl!

Seleise said...

great cards and paper! I especially love the monogram card!