Well, I'm on my last day of sick cat duty. Woo Hoo! My sister in law and family fly back home from vacation, and I will be picking them up from the airport. While I do this, my mother in law will pack up the cat and takes it back home to greet it's loving family. I'm thrilled to have given my last insulin shot and antibiotic to Tiger. (Named after the dog in the Brady Bunch, by the way. I think that's so funny!) I'm also happy never to go back to that vet again. (3 times in 6 days...UGH!) Between sick cat duty twice a day, cleaning and doing laundry for my dad and spreading mulch in my awful looking yard, this week held little fun. So, TGIF!
Now on to crafty business...Yay!
While I hate to see summer start to wind down, I do love fall here in Ohio. We have a wonderful park system and the variety of trees make for a spectacular show of color. That's what inspired my card today made with stamps from Sparkle and Sprinkle and lucky for you, it's one of the sets that is on special this month! In fact, all Halloween and Thanksgiving images are 15% off. The set is named Autumn Swirl and I stamped the Swirly Maple in Versamark and sprinkled it with Clear Detail embossing powder before heat setting it. Then I pulled out some leaf brads from my supplies and added them to simulate leaves falling from the tree.
I wanted to show off some of the colored embossing powders carried in the Sparkle and Sprinkle store, so I stamped the Swirly Maple Leaf in Versamark again, 4 separate times and used the following embossing powders in Autumn colors:
Everything is held together with 1/4" Tear-ific Tape. I like it so much more than that red sticky tape. Why? Because you can actually tear it, and not have to fumble with scissors and try and cut it. Totally user friendly, really!
I love the sentiment too (Loveliest Smile), so fitting to use with the multicolored leaves; fall is the last hurrah of the year. Now, if I could just make it last longer and make winter a tiny bit shorter, all would be well :)
Thanks for the visit and hope all is well in your world!
Challenges for this card;
Cooking it up with Katie-Recipe-Old, New & Favorite Technique
Crafts and Me-Anything Goes
For Fun Challenges-Anything Goes
Kelly's Kids-Anything Goes
Crazy Amigo-Anything Goes
Paper Take Weekly-Anything Goes and Metal
Craft Your Passion-Anything Goes
HLSC Challenge-Anything Goes
Details not listed above-Paper: The Paper Company, Unknown source, Ink: Stampin' Up!, Punches:EK Success