Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Fall Festivities

Do you think it is a bad sign that when I got my coffee yesterday am (Tuesday) and walked out I said to the gal, "Have a good weekend!"???  She looked at me like wha?... but I didn't understand why until today.  Um.... tired much.  Probably because my life right now consists of wake-up, shower, study, drive to work, study, work, study, eat breakfast, study, study, study.  I am exaggerating a little.... BUT it totally feels that way.  Thank goodness this program is short lived!  Meanwhile, remember that one day I got to craft, well I made 3 cards that day and I am down to the last of my stock or photo reserves, so I will have to get a few new ones in soon so I have more to share!

I don't know about you, but one of the things I love seeing along with Halloween decor in the fall is dried corn stalks and wheat bundles.  Not sure why, maybe it reminds me of my childhood.  We had a garden with corn and lived near some farms.  In fact, one of my teen summer/fall jobs was picking cukes, corn and pumpkins for one of the local farms and sitting at the farm stand helping sell.  I am *sure* that I had a wheat shoot sticking out from between my teeth and was wearing pigtails and overalls! OK, not necessarily true, but totally possible.  It was during a time when having overall shorts that were clipped on only one side was hip... and oh boy was I ever hip! ;)

Anyhoo, so this card fills me with nostalgia and makes me appreciate the fall.  Currently loving the cold but crisp and sunny days and the nights were you snuggle up in your covers.  This weekend we are going to the pumpkin patch and I fully intend to enjoy the fall signs and games there along with some apple cider!  So here is some wheat (again Stampers Anonymous) embossed gold with little color added by Neat and Tangled sequins (they have a fall bundle) and some twine.  Very simple but has a few eye-catching elements.  I am entering this in to the Dynamic Duos Challenge and the Ribbon Carousel Blog Challenge and the City Crafters Blog Challenge.

Question of the Day- do you celebrate Halloween or Fall in any way?  If so what is your tradition?

13 comments:

cm said...

The combination of your lovely fall card, and your reminiscing of days spent on the farm have me feeling nostalgic too, recalling the fall harvests on my family's farms. I always loved swathing and combining season in the fields, and gathering the vegetables in the gardens. My grandmother had the greenest of thumbs; I remember potatoes nearly as big as our heads, and carrots the size of our arms! Oh, the memories! As for hip - me? Hahahahahaha! Our fall traditions aren't plentiful: Thanksgiving (celebrated this past weekend) with my family. Turkey and pumpkin pie = must haves!! Hope your days become less hectic; more cards from you are also "must haves" too, please!
c

MichelleZ said...

I don't know how you find time to do all of that. I am in awe. Hang in there. It will all get easier.

Your Autumn card is lovely. It does remind me of Autumn as a child. Beautiful work!

Tenia Nelson said...

What a very cool card!! I celebrate Halloween with the lil bit and Thanksgiving!!! :)

Susie Wittwer said...

Love the wheat stamp on patterned paper! Great card!
I'm so glad you joined us at Dynamic Duos this week. :)

mylittlecraftblog said...

What a great card! That's a really pretty wheat stamp.

We celebrate Halloween by making a jack-o-lantern every year even though my kids are grownups now!

Evelyn

Hayley Kew said...

This is just lovely, so many fun, FABulous details :) Thanks so much for playing along with us at Dynamic Duos this week, we sure hope to see you back again!!!

~amy~ said...

LOL...I had some overall shorts too..cracked me up.

This is such a pretty card...love that stamp! the sequins and twine are perfect!

Enjoy the weekend!!!! We have been having some great weather eh?

BTW, I've been parking several blocks away from work so that I can enjoy the walk in and out of work! I wish we always had this kind of weather!

Anne Marie Hile said...

I just love how you used the colors and all of the fabulous detail you added. Such a beautiful card, perfect for the fall season. Thank you so much for joining us this week at Dynamic Duos. :)

wienerhoneymooners said...

Congrats, congrats, congrats you DYNAMIC DYNAMO you!!! Have a great weekend Katie!

Virginia L. said...

Love how you showcased the image! The added corner and sequins are lovely in this, Katie! I hope you are having a fabulous weekend! xo

Cornelia W said...

Gorgeous, your card! Congrats on the DD win!

Ros Crawford said...

This is such a beautiful card Thanks so much for playing at CCCB ... I should point out that the challenge requires either the word Thanks, Thankful or grateful on

Noelle said...

Just gorgeous, Katie! LOVE this stamps and the subtle ring of color you've added to highlight it, is awesome! :)