Monday, September 27, 2010

Fall Apples

Fall.   That one simple word brings up Happy feelings, for me. I was born in Northern Minnesota, and fall was the best time of year! I love all the little things that make up fall. I love decorating for fall, the fall colors/leaves, pumpkins, and the cold snap in the air. But the best part is the the wonderful smell outside, and in the house. My mom loves to bake and every fall she would bake almost everyday. The family favorites were the pumpkin and apple pies!! She couldn't make them fast enough!!  
When I saw this stamp set from Flourishes, I KNEW I had to have it! It has almost everything I love about fall, in it :) But before I could purchase it, I won it from Laura Fredrickson's Blog Candy contest :) Isn't it amazing how God blesses us when we least expect it?

I used my Tombows to color in the apples, and although this was my first attempt and the color is close, I'm still going to keep practicing. It's close, just not close enough, for me.

My favorite detail is the old lace from a garage sale. I used some strong colors and I think that it adds a little softness to the card. The ribbon, on top of the lace, is from MFT and I think it's the best ribbon I have ever used. Then I added my favorite detail, pearls. If you haven't noticed by now, I use them on almost every card :) They are so pretty and elegant, in my opinion. I also love a stitched card, so I had to add that!
I just bought the papers on Saturday. Don't you just adore them? I knew what I wanted to do and how I wanted my card to look, once I saw them. I think that the apples look pretty with all the red in the background.

I will be playing with this stamp set allot, until I get the deep red apple look, I'm going for :)


  1. Simply a beautiful, stunning card! Love it.

  2. Beautiful card, and congrats on that win; I saw that on Laura's blog!

  3. Beautiful! Amanda your coloring is fantastic. Beautiful card.

  4. Amanda this is beautiful.. I am so happy that you have this set now.. Your work is beautiful. Super job..

  5. This is gorgeous girl! Love your choice of papers and colours...awesome card! I'm so glad you love it and use it! Congrats again!


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