With the beauty of fall comes the work of yard clean up. Blek! My hubby is a stickler for raking. It's almost insane how much he wants to rake. We have many leaves in our yard. I remember our first year in this house. My hubby raked up EVERY SINGLE leaf. I thought him insane, but said nothing. About an hour later I caught him standing at the window with his arms crossed as gently the leaves continued to fall....on his immaculate yard. Tee hee:) Oh, too be so anal. Luckily, I don't have that problem. He has since then mellowed a bit.
I made this card not for my hubby. That would have been funny though. But, I made it for my brother. His birthday is coming up. I thought I'd share our fall weather with him all the way over in California. I used Beate's Weekend Sketch 103.
This card took me WAY too long, but I would do it all again 'cause it's for my little bro. Well, at least I MIGHT do it all again. I had some troubles with that corner punch. I mean, really, who else can't punch a corner correctly. Do you see why I can't be anal. It just doesn't work in my life. I used a new product (to me) by Tim Holtz. The distress paint is on that big chipboard circle. I have to say I was sooo impressed that the lid is also a paint brush. BRILLIANT! I watercolored those leaves with my inks and a paintbrush. I have to say that I am totally in love with this new K&Co paper called Ancestry.com.
Don't forget to check back here tomorrow for a special Stamptacular Sunday!
We are headed out to the LAST football game for my little guy. BRRRR! It's going to be cold!
What's In It?
Stamps: Autumn Splendor MM, Wishful Elegance Verve
Ink: Memento Rich Cocoa, Baroque Burg, Old Olive, Choc Chip, versamark
Paper: Old Olive, Ancestry.com, vanilla, watercolor, burgundy
Other: hodgepodge kit, jeweled brad, twill, nesties labels and circle, chipboard, dimensionals, fiskars border and corner punch