Fall is truly one of my favourite times of year. I love the chilly breezes, the changing colours, the rustling leaves. Snuggling up with a warm quilt and a cup of hot tea is truly my idea of paradise, and fall comfort food? Oh yeah – stews and soups and casseroles abound in the Blissful kitchen! Living in the prairies, our fall is brief and really just a fleeting harbinger of the cold winter to come. Some day I hope to end up somewhere with a real fall season, but until then, I have to enjoy it while I can!
I was wasting time on Twitter a couple days ago, and my lovely crafty pal Chelle tweeted about an upcoming fall-themed blog hop. I’m in desperate need of cardmaking inspiration, so I decided to get in on the fun! I don’t normally make seasonal cards “just because”, I’m in the rather uninspiring habit of making cards for particular occasions. I thought this would be a good challenge, to get me thinking outside of the usual birthday-baby-christmas cards that I usually make. I’ve been sitting on these two stamp sets for a while, and sinceI feel they’re really just perfect for fall it’s time to bust them out!
Cardstock & Paper: Stampin’ Up Pumpkin Pie, More Mustard, Riding Hood Red, Whisper White
Ink & Markers: Stampin’ Up Chocolate Chip, Pumpkin Pie, More Mustard, Riding Hood Red, Old Olive
Stamps: Stampin’ Up Trendy Trees
Other: Sheer brown ribbon, modern label punch, word window punch, Cuttlebug Forest Branches embossing folder
Cardstock & Paper: Stampin’ Up Pumpkin Pie, Whisper White
Ink & Markers: Stampin’ Up Always Artichoke, Riding Hood Red, Creamy Caramel, Chocolate Chip, More Mustard, Close to Cocoa
Stamps: Stampin’ Up Funky Four, Trendy Trees
Other: Brown satin ribbon
To keep on going on this blog hop, click on over to Cindy at The Crafty Frugalista to check out what inspires her about fall!
And here’s a list of all the bloggy participants, in order!
|1. Lydia||13. Dana||25. Cathy||37. Eva|
|2. Libby||14. Joan||26. Mary||38. Kerri|
|3. Kim||15. Maren||27. Julia||39. Cheryl|
|4. Michelle||16. Teresa||28. Bridget||40. Neva|
|5. Lee||17. Hannah||29. Alison||41. Marianne|
|6. Sara||18. Dina||30. Leslie||42. Samantha (Me!)|
|7. Yapha||19. Wanda||31. Sue||43. Cindy|
|8. Lisa||20. Korin||32. Michelle|
|9. Jimmi||21. Taylor||33. Misti|
|10. Jeanne||22. Monika||34. Judy|
|11. Bev||23. Harriet||35. Jenna|
|12. Shannon||24. Kim||36. Tammy|