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Monday, September 5, 2011

Fall Fun Blog Hop

A Labor Day Blog Hop -- How fun!!!

Welcome to the Fall Fun Blog Hop! A group of online friends, led by the fabby Ms Lydia, decided this would be a GREAT time to get inky together, and so we've put together a fall themed blog hop to inspire you as the autumn approaches. As you meet our stampy bloggers today, you may discover that some have goodies for you, so be sure and visit everyone on the list. We have hoppers from all over the globe today, and they are amazing artists. Thanks for visiting us - grab yourself a nice fall beverage and enjoy! Here is the full list of our blog hoppers today:

Now on to a little inspiration....  Today, I decided to go with, what I consider, a non-traditional Fall color scheme. I usually reserve blues for winter, but I saw this gorgeous DCWV paper and was inspired!! I combined this with a new to me fold that I found on Splitcoaststampers. It is called the Joy Fold. This was a lot of fun - so thanks for the tutorial Beate! 


The little bit of brown paper peeking out is actually some divine SEI Velvet paper... The stamping is actually direct to rubber using my Copics (B95, B99).  I colored directly onto the stamp and then spritzed a little rubbing alcohol on the stamp... I kind of like the result.  It looks distressed.   You can see in the close-ups that I stamped a leaf on the leaf die cut and sunflowers under the sentiment.






I also added some of the sunflowers on the inside of the second flap. They are in the lower right corner.. so there is still room for a handwritten message.   

Speaking of autumn/fall... I am soooo happy that Pumpkin Spice is back at Starbucks :-)  I always feel that life is just a bit better with a Venti 2 1/2 pumps Pumpkin Xtra Hot Chai Latte..  I know say that 3 times fast....  so what are your favorite fall treats?  Leave me a comment on this post, by 8pm Mountain Time on Wednesday Sept 7th, with your favorite fall treat and you will be entered to win a $10 gift certificate to one of my favorite stores... Paper and Such!  I will do a random drawing and announce the winner on Thursday morning!

Thanks so much for stopping by and make sure that you continue on to the great projects that await you on Leslie's blog! 

52 comments:

Teresa Kline said...

so pretty, luv the soft blue and brown...Happy Fall!

enjoy *~*

Michelle Single said...

This is absolutely FABULOUS, Alison!!! You KNOW I love me some Punkin' Spice Latte too, although your addition of chai intrigues me... gonna have to try that! Thanks for the wonderful card and Starbucks ideas!!!
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Elaine Sauer said...

I love latte's!

Wanda Cullen said...

Oh, yes! I'm a pumpkin spice latte lover as well! Love your non-traditional fall card in the blues with browns...so pretty!

Yapha said...

Gorgeous card! I love the blues!

Hannah Clark said...

So beautiful! I love the brown and blue colour combo! Gorgeous card!

Marianne said...

love the colors
Thanks for changing things up a bit

Jenna Barber said...

What a BEAUTIFUL card, Alison!! LOVE that leaf you added at the bottom and the colors you used are so very warm! I absolutely LOVE anything Pumpkin and so I'd have to go with Pumpkin bread as one of my most favorite fall treats!!~

Lee (LuvLee on SCS) said...

Oooo not only a STUNNING color combo but what a fabulous fold too! Just lovely Alison!! I need me a Punkin Frap stat!!! LOL

Cathymac said...

Beautiful, Alison! Love the non-traditional colors on your fall card and the interesting fold! My very favorite fall treat is pumpkin bread...fall is not fall without it! LOL!

Donna Phelan said...

GREAT card, super colors. I am going to check out that JOY fold as that is my most favorite word: JOY! (and I love Beate's tutes!) Favorite Fall Treat? Apple Picking! Apple Crisp! Apple Pie! Apple Cider! Apple Donuts! I think you get the idea! :)

Kerri said...

I love these colors! Very pretty!

Kim Williams said...

Love your color scheme...beautiful card!

Julia Aston said...

Love the colors you used on this pretty card! Such pretty papers and sentiment!

Crafty Math Chick said...

I like what you did to the nestie leaf - very pretty! My favorite fall treat? Sweet Potato casserole - YUM! Let me know if you want the recipe, if you don't already have it, I swear, it tastes like candy... LOL! Happy Labor day - thanks for the chance to win too!

Leslie Hanna said...

I'm loving all the blue today! What great paper!

Lillian Child said...

What a delightful card, Alison! I just found your blog and am now a follower. So very nice to meet you! Stop over to my blog sometime and give me a shout out!

http://lillianchild.blogspot.com

Bridget said...

Hello, Alison, my blog neighbor!!! I love the non-traditonal blue, and the joy fold, this is really creative!! A beautiful fall card!

sandjano said...

Love the colors on your card! My favorite fall treat has to be candy corn!!

jan farnworth said...

very pretty card. my favorite fall treat is carmel apple cider from starbucks yummy.

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Lydia said...

Well you KNOW that I love blue all year long!!!! This is absolutely stunning. I really need some leaf dies - I've seen so many pretty ones on this hop!!

Thanks for hopping with us!!

Joan Ervin said...

This is really pretty....the non-traditional colors are sooo pretty and I love the joy fold design!!!!

Susan W. said...

I really enjoy the change of colors. I am going to have to try that Joy Fold. I love lattes too! A local coffee shop has one that is named a Rainy Day Latte. I think it is appropriate for those wet Fall and Winter months.

Monika/Buzsy said...

Such a pretty card Alison. The papers are so pretty... love the die-cut leaf. Great folds! :o)

Houses Built of Cards said...

Beautiful card! Love the colors!!!

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Neva said...

how pretty, lovely colors, this is so pretty to me since blue is my fav color

Korin said...

Very nice!! Love the sentiment and the colors!

lisa808 said...

Favorite Fall treats--pumpkin pie, pumpkin cheesecake, pumpkin spice donuts from DD...guess I like pumpkin! Thanks for the blog candy chance.

Kim said...

Lovely creation!

Gail said...

Great card, and the blue works!
My favorite fall treat has to be the Halloween candy that's out already!

Chelle (hanwayink) said...

mmm chai latte. yummers!

lovely card!the leaf is just gorgeous!

Shannon said...

This card is amazing! I love the colors you used!

maryr917 said...

really cute card-non-traditional fall colors but I like the end result-its fun to use different colors and have it turn out a success

Sara Henton said...

WOW really love this layout

Sue D said...

Beautiful fall card! My favorite fall treat is pumpkin pie.
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Janet Swofford said...

I love your card. The color combo is unexpected but lovely!
My favorite fall time treat would probably have to be caramel apples. Yum!
Inky hugs,
Janet
janet@swofford.com

Lisa - papergrace said...

A beautiful Fall card is somewhat non-traditional colors. But hey, who says blue can't be used for Fall? The sky is blue, right? :D I love your design and your coloring. A super pretty card.

My fave Fall treat is Pumpkin Cranberry bread. Yum!

Jennifer said...

Wonderful non-traditional colours! Love the sentiment!

Jan Garber said...

What a sweet sentiment on your card. My favorite treat? I'm not a coffee drinker, but I enjoy the same flavors! I love to take a scoop of vanilla ice cream, sprinkle pumpkin pie spice and cinnamon over it, and pour 7Up over it for a Fall Float! Yummy!
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Marsha said...

So pretty. Lovely leaf.
One of my favorite Fall treats is Pumpkin Muffins. Yumm. Can hardly wait.

Babe O'Mara said...

Very pretty card. Love the colors. My favorite fall treat is Pumpkin Bars. I make them every year.

Babe
youiesmom@att.net

Kris said...

Lovely! Hot chai vanilla Scripture tea from my favorite website is my favorite fall treat! TFS!

Kris in Alaska
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Karen L said...

Love your card...the Joy fold is one I recently learned and it's such a fun card to make! My favorite fall treat would have to be caramel popcorn! YUM!

Shannon White said...

This is a Fabulous card! Love the great dp's and the lovely sentiment!

My favorite has to be the pumpkin spiced latte! followed by the gingerbread latte ( but that's in a couple more months.. lol)

Hugs
Shannon

dj said...

love the color combo...blue and brown are two of my favorite colors together.


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Jimmi said...

Really beautiful card, Alison!!

Carol E said...

Very pertty card love the colors, thank you for sharing it.

SHartl said...

Your card is so pretty with the touch of blue! Love that combo!
As for my favorite fall treat, I would say that pumpkin bread is my fave!! Love the smell of it baking in the oven

merrymstamper said...

such pretty leaves!! love the subtle imprint...great technique with copics.

marilyn said...

Great card- love the subtle stamping.

Harriet Skelly said...

What a beautiful non-traditional fall card - I love blue and brown together. Love how you tried a new fold too - I need to check that one out!

Auntie Em said...

Your card is so lovely. I really like the stamping under the sentiment and on the leaf.

Fav fall treat is a nice crisp fresh apple! Yum!!!

Thanks for sharing! :)