Sunday, September 27, 2009


If I stamp Autumn-themed cards, will it make my favorite time of year come faster?! Our temps shot back up this weekend to around 106 degrees ... enough already! I am so looking forward to cooler temps!

This week, I've made two samples for Karen Giron's Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge #37 ... not because I'm overly ambitious ... but because my first card just wasn't wow-ing me.

I hope you'll play along with this us this week! ... It's a fantastic sketch! Don't forget to link your creation to Karen's post so we can all see! Be sure to visit each of the Sweet Sunday Stampers below for more samples using this week's sketch!
Jennifer Tapler
Karen Motz
Laura Fredrickson
Lynn Put
Sarah-Jane Kale'
Vicki Burdick
Stamps: Season of Friendship
Paper: Dusty Durango Patterns DP, Crushed Curry, Dusty Durango, Bermuda Bay, Rich Razzleberry, and Whisper White CS
Ink: Crushed Curry, Dusty Durango, Bermuda Bay, Rich Razzleberry, and Soft Suede Classic, White Craft
Embellishments: Soft Suede 1/2" Polka Dot Grosgrain Ribbon
Tools: Word Window Punch
Supplies: Stampin' Dimensionals
Stamps: Falling Leaves
Paper: Autumn Traditions DP, Soft Suede, Elegant Eggplant, Ruby Red, and Very Vanilla CS
Ink: Elegant Eggplant, Ruby Red, More Mustard, and Soft Suede Classic Ink Pads and Markers
Embellishments: More Mustard Brads, Soft Suede 1/2" Polka Dot Grosgrain Ribbon
Tools: Modern Label Punch, Word Window Punch
Supplies: Stampin' Dimensionals


Jen Tapler said...

Well, they're both WOWing me!! I'm still trying to find some love for the new In Colors but you have a way of always making them look beautiful!! Oh, and it's been hot here too - ok, not THAT hot, but getting into the low 90's at times, which is sweltering for Maui!! If this works and Autumn finds it's way to you, could you send some my way please??

Vera said...

Both your cards are fabulous fall cards, Nancy! I love them!

Lynn Put said...

Both of your fall cards are fantastic! Your pushing me over the edge to get this Season of Friendship set with all of the great cards you've made with it!
Hope it cools off for you soon!

Sarah-Jane Kalé said...

Nancy you've WOWed me.. these are both gorgeous.

xx Sarah

Lynn said...

Super cute creations as always! Nice color combos! You're making me wonder why I haven't used my Season of Friendship set in a while? :-)

Vicki Burdick said...

Well, you are WOWING me.....I love them both!! I espically love the colors in the first one!!! AMAZING!!! Hope Fall reaches your area soon!!

Amy Sheffer said...

Gasp! I LOVE these, Nancy!! Especially that second, which is totally inspiring me to get some ink on that set! Ahhhhh, the warmth of those colors - delish!

Marisa said...

These are great! Love them both :D Great job on the sketche!

Karen Graff-Povis said...

Great cards Nancy! We are having a beautiful day here in St. Louis! Fall is just around the corner!

I have a did you get your counter to work again? Mine never did reset back to where it left off.
Thanks! Karen

Heather Summers said...

Love the colours on the cards here Nancy!!! The Falling Leaves set really is so sweet!!! Hope all is well!

Beth said...

Season of Friendship is one of my favourite sets and so I just love your card using it _ I feel a case coming...and your second card is wonderful with all the Autumn colours and images! Love them both Nancy :)

Ann Schach said...

Both of these are beautiful cards, Nancy! The colors in both of them are striking. Perfect fall cards!

Silke Ledlow said...

Both cards are gorgeous - Nancy!!! You doubled rocked the Sketch!!! Hugs ~S~

rhonda said...

I really like both you cards...just gorgeous..TFS

Lorri said...

I agree, WOW like everyone else said! :) These are both beautiful Nancy! Love your take on the sketches and Sundays are my most favorite day of the week! (teehee) See you SOON!
PS. So happy to see you use CRUSHED CURRY!! WOOHOO! LOL

Laura (scrapnextras) said...

WOW! These are both amazing Nancy! Love your fall colours and clean style...beautiful!

Kristin Moore said...

Nancy, they are both adorable! So warm and fall-like! Great job on the sketch!

Holly said...

Very pretty... I love the way you used the In Colors for your tree..

Stef Perry said...

Nancy, I think they are both fabulous!! I am partial to the Season of Friendship card, just because I love that little tree and all the different leaf color possibilities. Thanks for sharing both!

Anonymous said...

LOVE the Clipmarks!! I'm usually too lazy to click through all the links, so this is awesome! Please keep it up!

Andrea said...

Your cards are so great. I love the colors.

Nance Leedy said...

Just wanted to give both your cards some love--but especially the Season of Friendship one! Your use of the in colors on the leaves inspired me enough to make my own version. Thanks so much for sharing your creativity--I check your blog every day!

Anne said...

I'll add my voice to the chorus...these are both beautiful, but I agree - that Season of Friendship card is gorgeous. It works perfectly with all those intense, saturated colors. I have SO many tree stamps and have worked so hard to resist this particular set, but you're making it really tough. Great job on these cards.

Anonymous said...

Love them for fall girl!
Don't you just love the new colours, especially soft suede!