Tuesday, October 24, 2017

It's Fall

We expected to see lots of Fall color in the east, but actually there's a lot more color where we live.  It's always fun to see another part of the country, though, & we loved the October weather with no humidity! 
Flying back into Portland was absolutely breathtaking with all the reds & yellows.  Here's a shot in our neighborhood, but it really doesn't do justice to the gorgeous colors this year. 
Amazing the difference a week made.  I started this card for SSS Flickr #82 right before we left. 
I used DIs abandoned coral, scattered straw & shabby shutters to match our neighbor's tree.  Now it's practically all yellow.  SSS Scattered Leaves remains one of the best prizes I've ever won--just love it! 
I splattered the leaves with gold watercolor & used what was left to paint a scrap of cardstock for the SSS die cut sentiment.  I'm also entering DRU & The Snippets Playground.
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I really had fun making my PTI MIM Matting with Glitter card.  Yes, loose glitter is messy, but I still love it & pulled out a very old jar from a company no longer in business.  I painted the edges of my PTI Don't Forget to Write die cut card with FlitterGlu.  Then I poured on the Foxfire glitter--so pretty & sparkly with a combo of black, green & bronze.  Just couldn't capture it in a photo.
I used my Mini MISTI to line up all the stamps from PTI Take Three: Fall.  The pumpkins were stamped in Canyon Clay multiple times & the sentiment in Brilliance Graphite Black.  I added little black nail heads from my stash. 
The panel is mounted to a slightly larger textured black square & then to the card with fun foam.  I stamped several more panels while everything was lined up.  I'll show you that design soon.  I'm also entering SSS Monday, SSS Wednesday, Stamping Sensations & Words 2 Craft By.  I'm still catching up with everyone--thanks for your patience.
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39 comments:

  1. Beautiful cards! Wonderful designs! Love the coloring on the leaves on the first card! So pretty!

    Thank you very much for joining us this week at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog!

    hugs...
    Melissa

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  2. great cards - your autumn leaves are gorgeous, Greta. glad you had a good trip - i'm heading to texas tomorrow with my son - 11 hour drive - we'll see how that goes!!

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  3. Very pretty! I love the sparkly black glitter.

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  4. I think I may need the Distress Inks - the colors on your die cut leaves are so rich! Thanks for playing along with us at Words 2 Craft By!!

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  5. Gorgeous card my Friend and it is so nice to "see" you!!
    Hugs~

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  6. two stunning cards Greta. Love the photos too

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  7. Pretty cards and it's good to see the Take Three Fall set being used again! I have it and I'm pretty sure I put it in my pile to sell... Not much leaf color on the East due to lack of rain this summer and it's been such a warm October - more like Spring than Fall!

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  8. Beautiful autumn designs and also your pictures are great to see :) We didn't have as much colour here as normal due to a dry hot fall. I hope you are doing well, xx

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  9. I wish you had come to IN. We have beautiful colors and they are here right now. Your leaf card picked up those colors perfectly. I love the pumpkin card too. The glitter on it is so pretty.

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  10. Two yummy fall cards, Greta! Especially love the branch with the mix of colors!!

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  11. Lovely post, Greta. Enjoy all that spectacular color in your neighborhood. Love your leaves. And I came cuz those pumpkins caught my eye in their monochromatic glory!

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  12. Beautiful photos and post Greta! Looks like you guys had a great time! Such pretty cards! Love the pretty leaves and fun pumpkins!

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  13. I adore both of these cards Greta - the Autumn leaves snippets car is stunning! Lovely photos as well of your holiday.

    Hugs

    Di xx

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  14. Beautiful creation Greta! Thanks so much for playing in our ‘Leaves’ challenge at Dies R Us! Please come back again soon!

    Darlene (DRU Blog Leader)
    DIES R US CHALLENGE BLOG
    DAR’S CRAFTY CREATIONS Please come for a visit.

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  15. Enjoyed reading your blog post. Our glorious colours here in Scotland are so beautiful too....yellows, reds and coppers. Love the first card, the leaves are amazing and you've captured the essence of Autumn beautifully x The second card is so contemporary and that glitter is so pretty. I am not a fan of dry glitter but have used it recently too in challenges and that's why I love challenges..... Messy and fun! x

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  16. This is beautifully colored! Love all the color variations you have on these leaves! Thanks for joining our "Leaves" challenge at Dies R Us!

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  17. Fab creation, thanks for joining Stamping Sensations, good luck.
    Happy crafting
    Tracy x

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  18. Fabulous cards Greta. I particularly love your leaf card. The gold speckles and die cut sentiment are wonderful.

    Yes it has been warmer than usual here in the east and the leaves aren't changing as quickly. out back yard is still mostly green with a bit of yellow and red. Came back home and promptly got hub's cold.

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  19. both cards are absolutely amazing, greta!! love the beautiful shading on the first one... you captured fall leaves perfectly!! and the glitter frame on the second one is gorgeous!

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  20. Love the impact of those Autumn leaves on the Kraft. Beautiful inking and flicks of gold. Your second card looks lovely too with the off set pumpkins and shimmer of glitter around the edges.

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  21. I'm loving those colorful leaves on the first card, and in spite of my not caring much for glitter, the framed card looks amazing! Well done on both!

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  22. Love your leaves card, such beautiful Autumnal colours that show up so well on the background, love the Autumn die too. Your "glitter" card is wonderful, love the combination of colours, I'm a loose glitter girl most of the time too, LOL it certainly shows off the central images beautifully.
    Faith
    x

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  23. Don't know where you were in the East but I can tell you that foliage here has never peaked this late in the season. I feel bad for the tourists who planned their trip at the regular foliage time. I'm sure it has something to do with the very mild weather we had in September and October. Now the colors are beautiful...
    Speaking of beautiful - that's what your cards are! Love how you dyed the scattered leaves on the first one and the sparkly frame on your second card!

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  24. What a beautiful autumn card! I love your colors.
    BożenA xoxo

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  25. Gorgeous autumn designs! Thank you for sharing them with us at Stamping Sensations.

    Lynne

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  26. What a fun post, Greta! Thank you for sharing the photos! We have good color around here, too, this year, but I'm sure not as colorful as further north. Your snippets card is right up my alley - simple, but so colorful and impactful and I love your beautiful glittery PTI make, too!! Hugs, Darnell

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  27. Greta, I have heard that New England also is beautiful in the fall, but I think you are right, we have gorgeous color right here in our neck of the woods. Awesome cards you made...the SSS scattered leaf card is stunning with all the perfect colors blended in and of course LOVE your fall pumpkin card with that awesome glitter! Have a great weekend! Heart Hugs, Colleen

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  28. I can imagine you'd use that leaf die many times. It's just perfect here in the autumn colours.

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  29. Hi Greta! How nice to see one of your creations in the W2CB Gallery... and even nicer to see that lovely vacation pic! I'm so happy to read that you're getting to travel. Thanks for joining us at Words 2 Craft By. We always love it when you have a chance to drop by.

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  30. Wonderful photos Greta! Happy you had a safe trip. I'll bet Fritz was happy to see you! Both of your cards are pretty. Love the colors on your first and the sparkle on the second!

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  31. Gorgeous as always, the autumn colours are just perfect.
    I love your photos, it's been very mild here we even had the windows open this week which is rare this time of year, I think autumn is running late this year :)

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  32. Wonderful photos and your leaf card is spectacular... Really captures the season! That's a wonderful stamp on your second card and beautifull done!

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  33. Wonderful cards...messy or not, the glitter looks terrific on your card. Cheers.

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  34. beautiful fall card Greta and how did we manage without these wonderful stamping platforms,, thank you for sharing with us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge, enjoy your weekend...hugs kath xxx

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  35. Hi Greta, your beautiful fall leaf card leapt off the page at me when I popped in for a visit at the playground, love that die and such gorgeous colours, Cathy x

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  36. Beautiful cards Greta...love the Foxfire glitter one especially!! And the color in your next of the woods pictures is BEAUTIFUL!! Michigan usually has wonderful color in the Fall, but our weather was so HOT and DRY up until a week ago that the colors just didn't do their thing this year...bummer!

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  37. Both are fantastic! Love the sparkle on the black!

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  38. Beautiful inspiration, Greta and your neighborhood photos too! The Foxfire glitter is cool~

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  39. The leaves...the pumpkins...two of my favourite fall images that you've showcased beautifully! Your photos are fantastic and yes, the autumn colours are simply gorgeous! We were treated to a 'longer' fall but the snow came last week (about 8 inches) and I think it's here to stay. We're at -14C today...brrrrr!
    Hugs~c

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