Sunday, September 16, 2012

Fall has come back and so have I!!!

First, I'm so glad to be back and creating again!  The last few months have been the most stressful months in my life and had no outlet (sorry Mark, I know I've been unbearable.)  It felt nice to have all of my supplies organized in their new home and to be able to sit down and actually create something.

So many changes happened - moving in with my parent's, having to sell my house, health - since May that sometimes it seems surreal.  But I believe God has a plan for you and sometimes it isn't an easy one.

With that being said, in comes the fresh, cool air of fall and my new attitude! 

This is my card for a card swap in my Yahoo group - ScrapbookPlace.  I hope my partner will like it because I enjoyed making it! 

I turned some supplies that had been sitting in my Fall/Thanksgiving folder and my swapped stamped images bin into this card.  The background of the card was an embellished journal box from a fall swap last year.  I turned it on the side and shortened the box.  The stamped image was from the group also.  I got out my Distress Inks and my sponges and went to town!  I then fussy cut the image and pop-dotted it on the base.  The card base was some Chocolate leftover cardstock from some invitations I made for my sister's wedding - over 5 years ago.  Can you say, hoarder.  Yay!!! Old supplies used. 

Here's some of the materials:
  • Tim Holtz Distress Ink pads by Ranger in Mustard Seed, Forest Moss, Spiced Marmalade and Fired Brick.
  • Tombow Mono Aqua Liquid glue (for the leaf)
  • EK Success Fleur de Lis border punch
I hope to be posting more creations soon. 

Thanks for stopping by!


Linda W. said...

Just beautiful Mel - WELCOME BACK!

Cindy said...

Luv the colors!

Diane said...

Love it! I absolutely love fall colors & you have displayed the colors wonderfully.

wannabcre8tive said...

This is beautiful.