Friday, September 3, 2010

Simply Leaves ...

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TGIF hoarding card-makers and welcome to the weekend! And, since it's finally another Friday, it's time for another "Stamp Simply" challenge!

This week, Sharon has challenged us to incorporate leaves into our projects -- any types of leaves, any type of card or project. Let's see some beautiful "Falling Leaves" this week as we transition info fall mode!

Here's my leafy card:

You can't tell from the photo, but I stamped my images using 'Walnut Ink' Distress ink, then clear embossed both the leaf and the sentiment.

To play along in this week's challenge ... and we hope you do! ... simply create a paper project using the Falling Leaves theme. Then, upload it to your blog or online photo gallery and visit Sharon's blog, located HERE to link up your project in Mr. Linky, located HERE.

When uploading to an online gallery, such as Splitcoast Stampers, SNR, or Paper Craft Planet, please use keyword: "ssnotime155" so that we can find your project.

Need more inspiration? Don't miss the fabulously leafy projects created by the rest of the "Stamp Simply" team:

Sharon, Our Fearless Leader: No Time to Stamp?;

AJ: The Willow Garden;

Barb: Explore. Dream. Discover;

Barbara: Paper Pursuits;

Deb: Dream in Color;

Janine: 2 B Krafty; and,

Jenny: One Krafty Kat.

If you'd like, you can view all of the Splitcoast Stampers gallery submissions, HERE.

We can't wait to see your leafy creations!

Thanks so much for spending part of your very busy day with me ... have a fabulous weekend!

~Hugs,


I'm Entering This Card in These Challenges:

Card Recipe:
  • Card Stock: All Card Stock by Stampin' Up!
  • Designer Paper: BasicGrey
  • Stamps: All Stamps from the "Autumn" Stamp Set (Retired), by Stampin' Up!
  • Ink: "Antique Linen" and "Walnut Stain" Distress Inks by Ranger
  • Accessories: Metal Leaf Charms; Grosgrain Ribbon; Thread; Clear Embossing Powder
  • Tools: Die-Cut Machine; Rectangle Die; Ink Tool; Heat Gun; Stampin' Dimensionals and SNAIL Adhesive by Stampin' Up!
  • Finished Size: 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" (Top-Folded)

52 comments:

Tenia Nelson said...

Very very pretty!!

Karen B. said...

Fantastically clean and simple, I so very much enjoy your colors! Ooh, and I'm gonna really try to play this week.

Sharli said...

Hi Deb! Such a pretty card - elegant and beautiful colors! I have set aside Monday to play - so I'm hoping to join in also! HUGS!!

Always Playing with Paper said...

What an elegant beauty you have created Deb! Thank you for sharing with us this week at the Paper Players.
Smiles,
Lesley

Becky said...

This is just stunning..Love the color combo and those fabulous charms. Thank you for joining us at Stampin Sisters in Christ :).

Welcome to Explore.Dream.Discover. said...

LOVE your leafy card! Your leaf charms are terrific and the perfect embellishment to your card! Have a great weekend, Deb!

brenda said...

Hi there

A lovely piece of work.

Thank you for sharing with us at Allsorts this week.

B x

Did you know we are looking for new DT members at our sister challenge http://pennyblackatallsorts.blogspot.com/

Mummylade said...

This is just lovely! Thank you so much for entering my garden challenge at Allsorts this week and good luck.

Karen said...

Gorgeous Deb, love the crispness of this card, thanks for joining us at Digi Doodle Shops Best.
xx

aussiescrapper said...

Hi dear friend, I hope you are well and healthy and have recovered from your recent illness, I often think of you, but although I haven't heard from Sheila for a while your gorgeous card making has not changed one bit, I love this, just the stamp combine with the gorgeous little metal leaves and ribbon rocks, elegant, well it's first couple days of Spring here, and terribly hot today, oh I hope it is not as hot as last year here, not looking good. Will enjoy the gorgeous Spring days while they are here, but you are entering my favourite season, autumn or fall as you guys call it, beautiful weather, enjoy. Melxx

knitwit said...

Fantastic. We're well into some fall weather out my way--I'm just waiting for those leaves to start dropping!
Have a great weekend!!

Lovely Linda said...

Thanks for playing along with us at the Stampin' Sisters in Christ challenge - we love to have you join us! {{{hugs}}}
Linda SSIC Design Team

Janine said...

Gorgeous Deb!! Love those little charms... They add such nice touch! Have a great weekend.

Sharon (notimetostamp) said...

LOVE those little charms! They go SO pefectly with your leaf image -- GREAT card!

de said...

Very pretty!

Thanks for playing EIC this week!

Audrey Pettit said...

This is adorable! I just love fall projects! Love that stamp set, too. I remember it well. Gorgeous color combo, and I adore all the layers. The bow with the hanging leaf charms is fabulous, too. Thanks for sharing with us at TSTR.

Benzi said...

What a beautiful, embossed leaf and your charm is just delightful. Glad you joined the StampinB's again this week with your gorgeous creation.

indybev said...

I'm sure this is the link, but I can't seem to find Three Muses mentioned anywhere. I hope I'm in the right place. At any rate, the "Simply Leaves" piece is a thing of beauty! Thanks for sharing your talent.

Elena said...

Gorgeous card, Deb! Love how you stamped the leaf in Distress ink. And those little leaf charms are so cute!

Debbie said...

Very pretty, Deb! Thanks for sharing with us in the Tea Room :)

Michele Gross said...

So elegant in its simplicity :) LOVE those little charms-what a wonderful embellishment! Thanks for playing with us at Wee Memories!

Court said...

Very pretty and classy. Thanks so much for playing in the challenge this week at Wee Memories!

Julie said...

Such a simple,stunning card,so beautifully balanced,I love the way you've added your charms! I can't believe how many challenges you managed to fulfill!!
If you fancy taking part in a brand new card challenge that I'm involved in,please come check out my blog,the link to the challenge launch was posted on the 1st September. The challenge is Pink and black! Hope you come visit my blog,Julie

scotspanda said...

what a fabulous card, so simple and efective and the leaf charms are a perfect addition

thanks for joining in the Allsorts fun this week

Amanda xx

Crystal said...

WOW Deb another awesome and fabulous fall creation girl!! I LOVE LOVE those added I LOVE those charms....Simply GORGEOUS gf!!!I hope you have a wonderful weekend!!!

Emily Keaton said...

What a stunning leafy creation--and look at all of those challenges you worked in!! Thanks so much for playing along with the Stampin' B's DT this week. Your charm is lovely!! :)

Lisa said...

What an elegant card! Thanks for joining us in TSTR.

Laurel said...

This is so pretty! Thanks so much for playing at Wee Memories!

Velta said...

OMG Deb ~ Who needs more inspiration after looking at your stunningly beautiful creation here...no way could I have done a more gorgeous work of art...you are quite the artist and I love it when I get to visit. Thank you for sharing your ideas !!!

Netty said...

Very elegant card, beautiful, x

Deborah Saaranen said...

So very gorgeous Deb! I've always LOVED this set, and will never part with it! Your design around is just perfect! --great charms too!

Taluula said...

Thank you for entering this lovely piece into the Three Muses challenge.

KymKreates said...

Your project is marvelous!!!! I love everything about it!
Thanks for writing a message with us this week at Digi Doodle Shop's Best!

KymKreates
DT Coordinator

Chris said...

GORGEOUS!!! love the colors and the little leaf charms are adorable!! love it.

Gwen's Busy Little Hands said...

A classic, clean, lovely card...really, really wonderful. Love the charms.

Smiles!
Gwen DTC@ACLP

Thebug415 said...

I love it! Such a CAS card, yet so pretty! Thanks for playing along with the Creative Belli Challenge.

Tina said...

Holy smokes Deb, this is so beautiful!

Sheri (a.k.a PaperCrafty) said...

Beautiful card!! Love the matching charm!! Thank you so much for sharing it with us at ACLP!!
Sheri-ACLP DT

Joanna K said...

Beautiful! Simply stunning!!! Thanks for joining us at the Sentimental Sundays ;)

.:♥MMDesigns♥:. said...

Oh WOW!!! I just love this! GORGEOUS!!! Thanks for joining us at Pollycraft this week!
Hugs, Marit.

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

Stunning Deb!! Love the blue brown combo and your ribbon with the leaves. So elegant.
hugs,
Chris

Ozstuff said...

A gorgeous, elegant card which fits so well into the Three Muses Challenge this week. Thanks so much for sharing it with your blog friends.

Erica said...

Ohhh, very simply elegant...glad to see you makin' cards...was gettin' a bit worried for a minute.

Rosemary said...

Hi Deb! I love the elegance and classic beauty of this card, really grand!

Kristina H said...

Simple, Elegant, Beautiful!

Barbara said...

This is stunning, Deb! Love the copper and blue together! Simply gorgeous, girl!

Davi said...

This is BEAUTIFUL!! The colors are fabulous together and those charms are soooo perfect!! You always amaze me how you can make C&S look so beautiful!

Helen F. said...

Love your leaf image and those pretty charms! Beautiful card, Deb

Shelly Schmidt said...

I love the leaves with distress ink and embossed- so pretty! Beautiful! Thanks for joining us at Creative Belli.

Denise Clark said...

Simply gorgeous! I love the leaves hanging down!

Thanks for playing along with the challenges at Stamping Vacation!

Curt in Carmel said...

I think this is one of the most beautiful cards you have created. The single leaf, the colors, the copper leaf charms and ribbon give it a "wow factor". That is exactly what I said when I saw it. Best, Curt

Robin Kirkpatrick said...

Beautiful card. I love the charm with the image - very nice, elegant touch. thanks for playing along with us on the Belli Challenge!