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Sunday, October 31, 2010

Fall Fun

Hello everyone!!! Are you ready for Halloween??? It doesn't seem possible that today is
October 31.....where did the summer go!! My DH has been working on his Halloween *Haunted Yard* display for two days now. I will have some pictures for you tomorrow...I can't wait for all the Grands to see it!!! Anyway.....
I spent most of yesterday creating in the craft room with fall papers and stamps....I just love the warm, pretty colors of nature this time of year!!! I also wanted to play around with my new owl punch from Stampin Up!....I LOOOVE it!!! I used papers from K&Co. Fall Harvest dp and the branch from Schlosser Designs Boughs stamp set was stamped with Chocolate Chip, cutout, and adhered to the dp. The owl pieces were glued together and attached with dimensionals. The button with twine and the sentiment from Whiff of Joy's 2009 Fall Stamp kit finish it off. I had lots of scraps left over from my first card and decided to make another fall card. The images from Papertrey Ink's First Fruits were stamped on Apricot Appeal and matted with Really Rust that was run through the Cuttlebug with an embossing folder. The card base is Pure Luxury Chocolate Brown and the rust colored twill, button and twine are the only embellishments.
These cards are also for a few challenges:
2. Drunken Stampers - no copics
3. Secret Stampers Saturday Challenge - anything that flies
4. Paper Garden Projects Challenge - any Holiday (Thanksgiving)
5. Pattie's Creations Design Challenge - color challenge: yellow, orange, red, brown
6. Stampin for the Weekend - Halloween or fall
Thanks for stopping by....have a wonderful Halloween celebration!!!!

32 comments:

Denise (peanutbee) said...

Beautiful, rich fall colors, gf!

Becky said...

What beautiful rich colors. I just love how you paper pieced those owls, they are so adorable.

Pat (mspfd) said...

Gorgeous! You are so talented. Love what you did with the owls. Such a fabulous design.
And your PTI first fruits card is beautiful. Awesome work! Have a Happy Halloween!

Rae said...

Love these fall designs! The owls are so cute!

Pattie G said...

Joan, what a really cute card and I just love those little owls. Thanks for joining us this week at Pattie's Creations Design Challenge.

Pattie ♥

Betty Wright said...

These are fantastic, Joan! Beautiful rich colors and adorable detailing! Awesome cards!

*Vicki* said...

These colors just scream Fall for sure!! I adore the owls!! So sweet!! Hope you enjoy your Halloween evening!! HUGS

Monique said...

They sure do scream fall!! I love the rich colors. Owls are just adorable.. Hope you have a Happy Halloween :)

Tammy said...

Fabulous cards! Love the owls.

downrightcrafty said...

love the owls and the colour scheme is great, love the addition of the button too, thanks for sharing with us this week at SCSC
Hugs Kate xx

Grace said...

Hi Joan! How fun! I'm in love with your punched owls!!! The papers are divine and add so much to the design! Love the Papertrey card too! Have a wonderful Halloween and enjoy the Grands!!!
Hugs,
Grace

{Jane} said...

Fabulous entry

Thanks for joining us on SCSC :)

Hugs Jane x
SCSC DT

LindaS said...

I love the owls - wonderful colors - Thanks for partipating in Pattie's Creations Design Challenge.

Joanne (jojot) said...

both of these are fab in their vibrant autumnal colors and designs

Shelly Schmidt said...

I love that owl card- both are great- perfect Fall colors. I want to stamp as much as you!!!

Kathy Braun and Lucky said...

Terrific cards as always, jut love those little owls and the colors that you used. Love the second one as well, my favorite fall time colors. Can't wait to see pics of your yard, sounds like it was fun for all.

Kimberly S said...

Fabulous cards Joan! Love those sweet little owls...too cute! Can't wait to see this year's Halloween decorations!!! :)

Lauretta See said...

both cards are beautiful, such a beautiful choice of papers. Great job! thank you for joining us on the Pattie's creations challenge ;) Good Luck!

THERESA said...

Just stunning, love it!! Thanks for joining us over at Patties Creations!!

Curlybear said...

Hi Joan
beautiful card I love the paper piecing Autumnal colours you have chosen, those Owls are so cute , thanks for joining us at Secret Crafter:107 Anything that Flies, Good luck, Hugs Bridget ;) x. SCSC DT

Laura (scrapnextras) said...

Beautiful fall cards Joan! Love that owl too!

Cleota said...

Both of your cards are fantastic! I love the owls and the simplicity of the Thankful card. Thanks for participating in Pattie's Creations Challenges.

Natacha said...

Beautiful Card!! Love the colors and the owls. Thanks for joining us at Patties Creations Challenge.

maryr917 said...

love both these cards joan-the owl card is so weet-I just bought that punch-so perfect for kids cards
your thankful card is awesome-love the rich color on the twine-where did you pick that up-looks like a good match for the cajun craze color?

ChristineCreations said...

Very fun owls Joan! And I've always thought that PTI set was so beautiful! Lovely cards!

Min said...

The sentiment on this is PERFECT for this card! Just Lovely!
Thanks fo much for playin' along with us this week for The Catch the Bug Whriling Swirling Twirling Autumn Challenge!
Hugs & Happy Days!
~Min

Jen Leeflang said...

Thanks for entering Pattie's Creations Colour Challenge, Joan. You have created such a cute card with the owls! Well done. Hugs, JenLee (PC DT2 Lead)

Jodie Mackrell said...

Beautiful creations! love the bow and sentiment on the last card! Thank you for joining this weeks challenge at Bugaboo stamps!

Tammy Miller said...

This is so sweet, and you colored it beautifully. Thanks for joining us this week at Catch The Bug Challenge Blog for our Challenge! We Hope to see you again for our next challenge! Thanks Again, Tammy

Pattie G said...

Joan, you won "The Allie's Choice Award" at "Pattie's Creations Design Challenge". Make sure you pick up your badge and post it to your sidebar...
I hope you will join us for the next challenge which starts tomorrow.

Hugs
Pattie ♥

Helen said...

Gorgeous card!
Thanks for joining us at the SCSC!
Helen x

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