Thursday, August 26, 2010

Fall Will Be Here Soon and then.......

Yep we have had some awesome weather these past few days and that means that autumn will soon be here which is my favorite time of the year. So much happens during these next few months and the weather just makes all those holidays and special occasions that much better. Mmmm I can smell the leaves changing. Okay maybe that's a little bit of an exaggeration but I can try! I was trying to think of a fall card and was going through my Sissix dies and lo and behold I found my Leaves #2 set. I was so excited and cut a few out to go with this card using the new DSP Autumn Spice which will be available to you September 1st in the Holiday Mini. I swear every time I look in that catalog I want something else. You are going to be blown away! The Days of Gratitude set is also in the catalog and that is where the words came from. There's also the new extra large decorative punch that I used for the words that is in there too. I also wanted to tell you about my new purchase. I finally broke down and order a light box. I love it and wish I had invested in one sooner. I put my card in it and was done with the first picture. The colors on the card came out perfect. No more trying to find the right light and then twenty pictures later ....... Finally, on Monday, my daughter Sarah and I drove to the IKEA store in Woodbridge, Virginia which is almost 4 hours from my house. I have been wanting to get some shelving furniture for my stamp room and needed to get up there before I start back to work on Monday. So after we finished up there, we stopped and paid a visit to Kimberly Van Diepen's new home and awesome craft room. What an inspiration all the way around. Kimberly, her cards and now her craft room. I had only planned on staying for a few minutes and we stayed for over an hour. If I didn't have to get Sarah back to Richmond and myself back home to hubby and Mr. Darcy, I think I would have spent the night. She has several new videos on her blog which include a tour of her craft space and which you can view HERE. Grab a napkin to get your drool! Have a great day!

Kimberly and I standing by one of her displays which was a Halloween table filled with all kinds of ideas and inspiration. I also entered this in the Treehouse challenge. Check out their site.
http://treehousestamps.blogspot.com/

6 comments:

Maria said...

Fall would be one of my favourite times of the year if you know what didn't come after. But, you're right, it is right around the corner, and your card is very timely and very beautiful. Love that designer paper. Thanks for sharing.

Treasure Queen said...

Great card... can't wait to see yr new catty on 1 Sep. And IKEA... I have one just half an hour away so I'll never complain about traffic when I go there again... can't believe yours is 4 hrs away!!!! But I'll bet you had fun there.
Jenny in Aus

Treasure Queen said...

Hey Debra... I just went to look at the video you recommended of Stampin' by the Sea's craft room... you were right - it was so worth it! Loved it! You are so lucky to see it in real life.
Jenny

Virginia L. said...

LOVE LOVE everything about this card! You have captured the fall colors beautifully!Thanks so much for playing with us at Treehouse Challenge! Hope to see more of your FAB work!

Stephanie said...

This card is incredible, love everything about it, it just screams "fall". Thanks for playing along at Treehouse Stamps this week.

Princess Scrapper Stamper said...

What a gorgeous fall card you've created here!! I love the leaves hanging from the bow!!

Awesome job on this and thank you so very much for playing along with us at the Treehouse Stamps Thursday challenge!!

Heather Prince
aka: Princessheather