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I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.

Maya Angelou

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Fall Leaves

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


Stampin'GHmom said...

Great fall card! I love that you changed the squares on the sketch to circles.

Georgia said...

Beautiful card! Love your style.

DottyJo said...

Great card Nikki - worth all the effort! My hubby is a raking and sweeping nut too. I try not to complain too much as we have so many big trees around our house. My car was nearly buried in leaves when I went to get into it this morning! Jo x

Shawne said...

gorgrous, I love that sketch and those leaves are amazing!

Lisa Foster said...

WOW Nikki! This card is amazing!!! I really LOVE it! Every single detail!
I understand the raking thing...my DH is the same, and when he mows the lawn...it's always a PERFECT pattern! Needless to say, I'm not allowed to mow...hehe!

Patti J. said...

Love the circles, Nikki! Your card is perfect for a beautiful fall day! Hope your little brother enjoys it :-) And..hope DS won his football game! I miss those days...give him a hug for me!

Beate said...

Gorgeous card, Nikki! Love it!
Thanks for playing!
Hugs and smiles