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Monday, September 19, 2011

TCP Tuesday 176--Fall Inspirations and WIN!

Well, why is it that my blog posting has fallen off the face of the earth? UGH! I miss coming to the computer and sharing all my stuff with ya'll! That has GOT to CHANGE! This week, I have something planned every day to post, so get ready for some more cards, a little high school, some home decor and duct tape. That should keep ya'll guessing right?

Jen is this past Tuesday's Hostess with the Mostess from The Cat's Pajamas, and I could not pass up her delicious Fall Inspiration Challenge! Take a look at the calm autumn images she's got going on here.

I'm so looking forward to more fall-like days around here. We've gotten a little taste of it over the last couple of weeks, but then it warms back up. So for my card, I incorporated what fall makes me think of, as well as a few colors from the inspiration pics--blue jeans, textures, houndstooth (it's so trendy right now!) and orange. I used the Simply Said stamp set for the sentiment and flourish, some Beige Linen Thread and yummy Mango Seam Binding Ribbon.

I also pulled out my Heart Trio CutUps die from The Cat's Pajamas. We've been giving dies away all week in celebration of CutUps one year anniversary. So how would ya'll like to WIN this Heart Trio CutUps Die? All you have to do is leave me a comment on this post telling me what reminds you of fall. You have until midnight on Tuesday (the 20th), then I'll pick a winner and post it on Wednesday. How's that sound?

Don't forget to play along with Jen's challenge, too! Alma has all the details on what's at stake--CAT CASH and noteriety--on HER BLOG HERE.

One last thing: Notice anything familiar about this card? I used Jen's September Sketch For You To Try for my layout. Check it out on HER BLOG HERE. I guess it's all about Jen today? She's gonna get a big head.

Ok, I think that's about all from me today. I hope ya'll loved this card--I really do MISS YOU ALL, but I'm about to give this blog some love again, so come back and see me!

SUSIE Q-TIP: When using a sentiment as the focal point of a card, try cutting it out with the same shape as it's background panel and then trimming off some of it so that the background is exposed. Line up the edges that "match" and glue it down for a more interesting main panel.

Stamps: Simply Said (The Cat's Pajamas)
Paper: Kraft, Orange Zest, New Leaf, White (PTI), Regal Rose (SU!), Random Collection (Crate Paper), Lime Twist (My Mind's Eye)
Ink: Tuxedo Black (Memento), Wild Wasabi (SU!)
Accessories: Heart Trio CutUps Die (The Cat's Pajamas), Lacy Circle and Circle Nestabilities, Damask Embossing Folder, Corner Rounder, Button, Linen Thread and Mango Seam Binding Ribbon (TCP), Silver Flatbacks (Pizzazz Aplenty), Jody Boosters
Finished Size: A2


  1. What reminds me of fall is the cooler temps at night - brrrrrr - makes ya wanna get all cozy with your better half!! Perfect for those heart cut ups!!

  2. reminds me of fall - cooler temps at night!! makes ya want to cuddle up with your better half! Inspiration for those heart cut ups!!!

  3. I love this card. It can be used for just about anything, including "I Miss You" It's a really great versatile card

  4. The weather has been the same here, cool then hot. Love the card and duct tape has me wondering what you have planned!

  5. LOVE that DSP! What a fantastic card - the twine and that little bitta' bling are perfect. :)

  6. This is gorgeous, you have such a way with colour! My wedding photos remind me of fall - we took some in a park with all the leaves on the ground, my fave photo of the bunch is one of me throwing a big handful at hubby!

  7. Beautiful colors on this card - so well done!!!

  8. So cute!

    Cooler weather reminds me of fall. And the pumpkin lattes and donuts that come out, love it!

  9. This is so pretty.. I love the slight vintage feel it has.. :) I love the fall air.. when it turns cold and you can smell the water in the air.. :) thanks for the chance to win.. hugs

  10. Beautifully done Susan! I simply LOVE the way that you did the sentiment! Thanks for the tip! I'm looking forward to more of your creations this week! :D

  11. This is gorgeous, Susan. The colors and dp are fabulous.

  12. Stunning card I love the bright colour combo hugs maxine x

  13. Your card is so pretty! Apple Cider reminds me of fall!

  14. Fantastic card! Fall reminds me that craft shows are coming up!


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