October 21, 2008

A Squirrely Happy Fall Y'All!

For tonight's creation I used Beate's Weekend Sketch Challenge.
I'm so grateful for Beate and all the talented gals out there in blogland who take the time to design these fabulous card layouts for the rest of us.

Since the design was done for me, all I had to do was pick out my stamps, colors, paper and embellishments. That done, this card took just a few minutes to put together! :)

You can't tell the size by the photo, but it is 3-1/4" x 6-1/2". (6-1/2" square folded in half) I really like this size and don't make it often. The "squirrely" paper is from a designer mat pad by K & Company. I've used this paper on several of my recent autumn cards. I *love* them all...even this squirrely one! :)

If you have time, be sure to check out Beate's blog "Fresh & Fun" to see all the incredibly beautiful samples using this sketch. You'll be impressed!

You know, I would really enjoy sending this "Happy Fall" ludic squirrel card to one of my special blog friends. If you would like to be the happy recipient, please leave a comment on this post by Friday and tell me what you like most about FALL. If there is more than one comment, I'll do a random draw and let you know who it is. :)

Now, I must apologize for giving sweet little lady bugs a bad rap in my previous post. I've been informed that what I thought was a lady bug infestation, was actually the "Asian Lady Beetle"! Who knew? Now I do. :)

Until tomorrow....keep smiling!

Supplies ~
Stamps: Stampin Up - Happy Everything; $1 Michaels stamp - Happy Fall
Ink: Versafine Vintage Sepia, clear embossing powder, Tim Holtz Tea Dye Distress Ink used to sponge edges
Paper: K & Company Fall Harvest Designer Mat Pad with Johnny Yanok artwork. DCWV brown textured cardstock.
Other: large bronze brads, 1-1/4" & 1-3/8" circle punches, stitching done with Janome Sew Mini.

Quote for Today ~
"Never feel self-pity, the most destructive emotion there is. How awful to be caught up in the terrible squirrel cage of self." ~ Millicent Fenwick

Word for Today ~
ludic \LOO-dik\, adjective: Of or relating to play; characterized by play; playful.


Michele Kovack said...

What a cute card! I just bought this line of paper....haven't used it though....just not enough hours in the day to get things done!

Nancy Riley said...

Pam, your Fall card is GORGEOUS! It caputures everything that Fall is to me ... my very favorite part of the year! I love the colors, the smells, the Halloween and Thanksgiving holidays. What is there NOT to love?!

Mary said...

Love love love the colors! Are they not such a gorgeous palate!

Anonymous said...

Love pumpkins...real, ceramic, cloth, wooden. Have them everywhere in and out of my house! Would love a chance to win your fall card.

Anonymous said...

Oh Pam! What a pretty card! What I love about fall is the many colors of leaves and the crunch of dry leaves when you walk. No crunching here lately because of all the rain though.

Anonymous said...

I love the paper! I need to start looking at the designs for cards they put out. I noticed many of mine are the same simple design. What I adore about fall is the leaves turning. They are so beautiful when you drive in the mountains here and you see the color on the hills.

shuggy said...

what a great stack of paper!! i love the card!!

Beate said...

Pam, your card looks fantastic! Love that paper!
Hugs and smiles

LeAnne said...

LOVE this paper----wish I could find it at my LSS! Very nice card, I like that size too!

Tammy Hershberger said...

Cute card! I love the different size, and that paper is gorgeous! The colors are so rich, and the squirrel is so cute!