Friday, October 14, 2011

Leaves Are Falling the Wind is Blowing and I Miss You!

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and the Sassy Girls are asking us to use pink all month in our Challenges.   This week they wanted us to combine pink with a die cut. I wanted to use this little Autumn Bench Sitter and so I dug into my papers to see how I could incorporate pink into it.  My inspiration came from this colorful paper from My Mind's Eye the Stella and Rose collection.  Loving  all these fall colors and look at the pink.  Who'da thought how fallish, pink could be.

I printed my digi twice, colored it with my Copics and cut out the leaves twice.  I popped the second layer up for dimension and then applied Crackle Accents to it.  I accenter her pom pom with Flower Soft.  The cloud is printed vellum  punched with a  Friskars punch.  I should have used a smaller dimensional pop dot because it is visible and that I am disappointed in it.  :(  I tore the edges of my paper and then sponged with distress inks .

The card is a 12 x 5 1/2".  I scored horizontally at 5" and 10 1/4".  Then I folded up the remaining 1 3/4" to make a bottom flap.  I punched two strips of the DP with a EK Success Large Daisy Scalloped Edge Punch.  The sentiment is a SU stamp cut out with a Spellbinder's Label 21.  Distressed the edges and accented with a Candy.

I like the bright colors and absolutley love this image.  It reminds me of the day I spent at the Memory Bank Scrapbook store in Baraboo.  I sat looking out the big storefront window watching the wind blow colored leaves all over the courthouse lawn.  It was a very serene fall day that I really enjoyed.  I'm sending this card to my precious SIL and BIL to thank them for two wonderful weeks in Wisconsin.  I sure do miss them.

I hate to leave this post on a serious note, but I wanted give you an update on Katie Rentz.  Her Stomach Cancer has progressed and she is in the hospital right now.  The doctors can't stop the bleeding.  They have begun a radiation treatment to see if they can stop the bleeding.  It has been a rollercoaster of a day for them.   I know many of you contributed to her fund raisers and offered prayers for her.   Katie, Kevin, her 3 boys and family need all the prayers they can get.  Please remember them in this difficult time.  Here is a link to Katie's blog.  Kevin is updating it while in the hospital with Katie.  He has posted some wonderful pictures of her family too.

Have a great weekend and God Bless.


  1. Cute card Linda. Great colors and coloring and I love, love the vellum cloud!

  2. Oh, I just LOVE the bright colors. This is stunning Linda! And the sentiment is perfect for the image! You were thinking about me when you picked that, weren't ya. :)
    Love it girl. Thanks for playing in the pink challenge this week at Sassy Cheryl's.

  3. Beautiful paper choice Linda! The colors are absolutely beautiful and the glittery leaves are perfect. :)

  4. WOW!!!!! this is an amazing work of art from the Heart! the sentiment is just pefect!
    your colors are so vibrant and eye catchting.. I love every little detail!
    Always love seeing your wonderful cards in our Sassy challenges... thanks so much for playing along, and getting a little sassy with us this week!

  5. Beautiful, I love everything about it, the colours are perfect and colouring fab!
    So glad you joined us in Sassy Cheryl's challenge.

  6. Linda, this is so so pretty, love your colors and as always your coloring. The flower soft for the tassel is genius...not surprising from your girl!!! Love your cloud and the sentiment is perfect. Thanks for playing the Sassy Cheryl's Challenge.:)

  7. Lovely! Great job incorporating the new Sally image with the pink color challenge.

  8. thanks for your comment Linda on my blog, yes, funny how we have our favourites that we like colouring in! I figured I would play with the pencils just this once since they cost me a packet!!! Lovely card you have made!

  9. Gorgeous card Linda, I like the image and the fab papers.
    Kevin xx

  10. Linda, this is SOOO cute! I LOVE it-beautiful work!!! Your blog looks great, too! I've been out of commission for a while-good to be back and visiting my cyber friends! Glad you joined us this week for the Sassy Cheryl's Challenge!

  11. Hi Linda...what a beautiful card! I love the fold/design...and, of course, the image is adorable! Love that you gave it dimension!! Very clever!! Your coloring is always! Am so tickled that you've joined us again this week at Sassy Cheryl's! Thanks for the update on Katie...will keep her and family in my prayers! Hugs. Pat Frank

  12. Beautiful card, Linda!! I'm impressed!

  13. This is so adorable Linda!! Love that fold and the border punch really sets it off. Beautiful coloring. ~jeni :)

  14. A truly beautiful card Linda love the colours you have

  15. This is so cute! I love the papers and colors you used. What a sweet image!


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