Sunday, October 12, 2014

Colors of Fall

Happy Sunday Fall Morning!!!

I have been up since the crack of dawn and decided not to waste any time
so came up with this fall card for the challenge at "City Crafter"
which is to use the inspiration photo and the theme is "Leaves"

I went with a more simple design, and I think a bit of elegance!

Last fall my friend "Dar" gave me a bunch of packets of  5x7 AC cardstocks.
I used a piece of the brown textured from the "neutrals" pack....

My little strip of patterned paper is Bo Bunny Trail Mix

I purchased some new Prima leaf dies, and I am the kind of person
that when I get my new dies, I have to cut "samples" right away
and that is where these two leaves came from!! 

A bow from a scrap and a couple of stick pins were added...
I finished off with a few sequins that I found at Tuesday Mornings!!

I had the best day yesterday!!
Six of us went to an Amish home where the owner (Lydia) cooked us
an Amish tea...OMGoodness, what a wonderful time we all had!!
I wanted to share with you the picture of the menu she made (and served)
I think I put 20#'s on!!!!

She let us tour her home and even take all the photos we wanted....
She is true Amish and explained the ways of the Amish life to us...
it was the best learning experience.....

and after several questions were asked she reminded us 

"remember, we are just people, too"

that kind of stuck with me!!!

I was a fun, fun day spent not ony in her company, but with good friends...
One of the cutest things she had outside was an old corn crib
turned into a gazebo...she said her brother thought she was nuts
when she had him move it there, but I have to say "I WANT ONE"!!!
It was so unique and she had a grill and patio table and chairs inside and it was screened!

I hope you enjoyed this post as much as I enjoyed my day yesterday!!!

Entering the following challenges:
AAA Cards .... Autumn Colors 

Great Impressions .... Autumnal Elegance
All Sorts .... Cream and Brown


Stella said...

Diane it has been ages since I visited your blog and I am so glad you joined us at CCCB. Sounds like a wonderful day and that menu looks delicious (I would gain at least 1o pounds :)....)

Your card is lovely. A simple design and I love it. The leaves paired up with patterned paper and coordinating gems are making this card beautiful
Thank you so much for joining us this week at CCCB!

Lisa said...

What an elegant, gorgeous card!! I love the beautiful leaf dies!! This is just fabulous my friend!!

Wow, what an amazing menu!! It sounds like you had such a wonderful time!! How fun!! Have a great day :)

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Leslie Miller said...

Those leaf dies are gorgeous and, yes, this is truly elegant! Your day sounds wonderful and the menu is incredible! All that? Wow!

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

How lovely, thanks for sharing with us at CCCB!

Sid said...

Beautiful card !! Lovely design & colours !

Darlene said...

Yes it was an AMAZING adventure to Amish Country and I'm so glad I too was able to experience it with all my wonderful Midwest friends!
This card is absolutely awesome! I would have never thought to do this but it is JUST PERFECT!! Great job Diane ... you are truly an inspiration on style to me!!!
So glad you're putting those papers to such beautiful use!

Anonymous said...

Beautiful card! Love the design! Thanks for sharing your talent with us this week at CCCB :-)

Ros Crawford said...

I wish I could have been with you ... Sounds fabulous and what a menu!! I love your card ... so elegant! Thanks so much for playing along at CCCB!!

Leah said...

Beautiful card. I love how elegant the delicate leaves are! Thanks for joining us at Great Impressions!

brenda said...

How very elegant Diane and what pretty delicate leaves.

Thanks so much for sharing your creativity with us at Allsorts challenge this week.

In case you didn’t know, we have some great candy to be won at our sister challenge here

B x

Sarah said...

Such an elegant card Diane, I love the design. Thank you for joining us at Allsorts this week x

Mynn xx said...

Absolutely beautiful! I LOVE those dies cut leaves--so elegant! Thank you for joining us at Great Impressions! HUGS! :) Mynn xx

Linda Beeson said...

I am in love with your beautiful leaves. So glad you were able to play along at AAA Cards

Angela said...

Diane, your fall card is absolutely lovely! Thank you so much for playing at AAA Cards this week!

Julia said...

It's just right! You left such nice space for the eye to rest! Beautiful fall colors. Thanks so much for joining in with AAA Cards this week.