Thursday, November 4, 2010

Just for you....

...an Autumn colored any occasion card!  Happy Thursday, everyone!!  I hope that you are having a great day, and getting excited for the weekend!!

Today I have my card for CPS #191.  We were sponsored by Stampin' Up courtesy of Catherine Pooler, and she sent me a little goodie bag to make my card with.  This is what I came up with!
"Just for You" supplies:
Cardstock, Paper, Stamp, Ribbon, Twine: Stampin' Up courtesy of Catherine Pooler
Ink: Clearsnap (Roussillon, dark brown)
Button: SEI
Flowers: Recollections
Jewels: Michael's brand
Corner Rounder: EK Success
Diecut Machine: Cricut Expression by Provo Craft
Diecut Cartridge: Storybook by Provo Craft

Instructions:  Fold cardstock in half to make your card base.  Round the corners and ink the edges of a brown paper block, and adhere to the front of the card.  Cut two 1 3/4" circles from brown cardstock using a Cricut Expression and Storybook cartridge, and adhere to the front.  Cut two 1 1/2" circles from patterned paper, and ink the edges.  Thread twine through buttons, and tie around the circles.  Adhere both circles to the top of the brown circles.  Cut a 2 1/2" scalloped circle from green paper, ink the edges, and adhere to the middle.  Cut a 2" circle from cream cardstock, and stamp the sentiment to it.  Ink the edges of the circle, and adhere to the top of the scalloped circle using dimensional adhesive.  Tie a bow from brown ribbon and adhere to the corner of the sentiment circle.  Accent the middle of the bow with three paper flowers.  Add strips of jewels to the front of the card to finish it.

On day 4 of November I am grateful that I live in such a beautiful state.  In my eyes, it is the most beautiful state in the country.  We are called Big Sky Country for a reason, and here is just one small one: 
Not bad for a girl that doesn't normally shoot landscapes, right?  This was at sunrise on our way to Yellowstone last week.  We came upon this while curving around a corner and out of the middle of two mountainous areas....and it took my breath away.  And I almost told Josh not to stop, so we wouldn't lose time in getting to Yellowstone.  Well- I didn't take a photo any more beautiful that this in Yellowstone, so I am glad that we stopped.  :) This photo is cropped in a 10x20 format, which is a great print size for landscape images.  Just to give you a little printing tip! 

Well, I better get going for now.  I am on my way to Ronan to get my hair done, and hope to see some of my family while up there.  I hope that you have a wonderful day!! ♥♥♥ 

Until later,
~Lea L.

14 comments:

  1. Lea the card is gorgeous and that photo is breath taking. Thanks for sharing.

    Hugs

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  2. Gorgeous card, Lea, and a really amazing photo! If you'd painted it, no-one would believe it was real!

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  3. Gorgeous card and a gorgeous photo Lea! Thanks for sharing!

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  4. Your supply lists are always full of things I have never heard of or never tried. I thought for sure those flowers were little Primas but it says Recollections...that's at Michael's, right? Adorable - and I bet cheaper than Primas - ha!

    We haven't been to Yellowstone lately...it's only 6 hours from here....need to make a trek there soon...well, it's probably too late now...but there's always next year!

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  5. your ideas are always great...the paper patterns and all sorts of supplies are always blend with your creative ideas...

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  6. This is so beautiful! I absolutely LOVE it!

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  7. I love everything about this card!
    Beautiful!

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  8. Your card is so pretty. I love the bling border. And that landscape photo is just amazing.

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  9. Thank you for doing such a fabulous job with the goodies I sent to you, Lea!
    Gorgeous photo and gorgeous card!
    Catherine

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  10. Your card is so darling Lea! Love those vintage-y colors!

    Wow, that photo is breathtaking!

    (-: Heidi

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