Friday, October 23, 2009

Falling...

The leaves are falling, a sure sign that fall is in full swing and winter will soon be knocking on the door. Fall is one of my favorite times of the year, I love the changing colors, the crisp air and getting back to cooking comfort foods.
Today I have a couple of cards to share using stamps that are being released today over at Cornish Heritage Farms. There are actually 2 releases from the Shady Tree Studio line. One is Nesting Oak Leaves and the other is Nesting Maple Leaves. Each set includes an outline image and a solid image. The outline images are perfect for paper piecing and coloring. Here is one I did with the Nesting Maple set.

The finished card is 4x4 and I went with a kraft base so the watercolored leaf would be the focal point. The sentiment reads "He has made everything beautiful in its time". When I see the splendor of the changing leaves, the amazing colors on display, I know that verse to be true!

The other stamp being released is a Tom Allen Friendly Kritter image called Turtle Sled. This stamp totally captures the joy of winter.

Now, I will admit that I am not the biggest fan of cold weather or snow, but if you have to put up with snow you might as well make it fun. As I have gotten older the wooden sleds or thin plastic saucers just punish the old bones too much. We have since upgraded to good tube sleds. What fun they can be...until you hit a bump and fly off that is, lol. It's happened plenty of times. The bonus is the spray of snow that coats your face and eyelashes. Ahh, the fun of winter.

Have a great weekend! Thanks for stopping by.

6 comments:

Moni said...

Hello Tracy!

The cards are so beautiful !!!

And the words on the second one are so right.

I write in my Signature at the forum my words:
A true friend is like a diamant - really rare and also valuable.

Greetings
Moni

Julie said...

Hi Tracy! Just found your blog through the CHF blog--love your cards--just beautiful!

I don't get to sled too much anymore--live on the California coast--but I grew up in Ohio, so I remember it well--thanks for bringing back memories!

I've just recently started purchasing from CHF--can't wait for my newest, which may arrive today!

I'm your newest follower, so I'll be back often for more inspiration--thanks!

ChristineCreations said...

I love the pretty simplicity of the leaf card Tracy....and oh how sweet the 2nd on is...fantastic coloring!

ReBecca said...

Beautiful!

diane (cookiestamper) said...

What a cute image! Both cards are adorable!

Leslie Miller said...

One so lovely and serene in elegant simplicity, and the other adorable and absolutely gleeful. Love your coloring on both.