I don't have many fall stamp sets, but Day of Gratitude is one that I love. I used it last week, and I wanted to use it again for this challenge and card swap. I remembered that over at the Friday Mashup Challenge 78 you were to use FALL LEAVES and or TWINE, and that's what I intended to use.
I was at a lack for inspiration, and that really isn't like me, but after creating for the craft sale on Saturday, I creative energy was stagnant. So, I went to my idea file for inspiration and found a lovely card by Julie Gearinger that inspired me to make this one. I chose this paper from the International Bazaar DSP because it reminded me of looking over the forest of beautiful fall colored trees. Yesterdays colors were brilliant, and I wanted to capture that somehow. I added the fall leaves from Day of Gratitude and a little message from Petite Pairs. I embossed all the layers, except the little ivory tips and tag, and all the layers were cut with the Labels framelits. It was a lot of cranking, but well worth the effort. I tied it all up with stitched satin ribbon. Where's the twine for the mashup? I don't know! I told you I've been busy and my craft room is a mess! I could not find that twine anyplace. I found a little hunk about 4 inches long, and I wonder if that's all I have left. So, no twine. Don't whine. I'll get the next mashup.
I told you the fall colors are lovely, and we have ash trees in our yard, which are all gold. The leaves drop almost completely in a day. There was just a scattering of them yesterday, and last evening as I worked in my craft room, I could hear the leaves blowing, and today the ground is covered. I could not resist taking my granddaughter out to play in the leaves while we waited for mommy to come. Olivia and grandpa go out and lay on a blanket under the tree to watch the leaves at least once a week. Today she was so excited to get her hands in the leaves (and surprisingly none went in the mouth). She had a ball. I can hardly wait til they get raked up and I can get a picture of her in the pile.
Hope you liked my card and photos. Stop back tomorrow to see what I made for tomorrow night's demo meeting.