Hello Crafty Friends!
Autumn has officially begun, which makes this week’s inspiration photo on The card Concept, Fanciful Fall, just so perfect! This week’s challenge is a bright and fanciful challenge to play around with, and we would LOVE to see you all join in! You can get all the details, read up on our different styles, and link up your Fanciful Fall design over on The Card Concept right here https://thecardconcept.blogspot.com
I love this week’s inspiration so much, I even tried to order a very special die to create some fanciful leaves. But the company was sold out! So then I bought this gorgeous set from Memory Box, Scribble Leaf Bundle Outline, which I immediately fell in love with! Then, suddenly, last week, I received a notification that the “very special die” I originally wanted was back in stock! I ordered it immediately, hoping it would arrive in time to use for Fanciful Fall. It did arrive in time, yesterday afternoon while I was working on a huge garden clean-up project at a community organization I am a part of. All day long, our coastal Florida city was hit with gale-force winds, high tides, and flooding. It made for a cooler day and an escape from the mugginess, but all day long I watched as giant pruned banana tree leaves we had in a neat pile blew across our garden beds, and the bags of dusty red mulch we had lovingly spread over the new walkways flew into the milkweed bed we had just weeded, filled with monarch butterflies dodging the barrage. I returned home exhausted, and quickly tore open the happy mail envelope waiting for me on the counter. And I LOVED the new die set that I knew would be so perfect for this card.
But you know what? I also loved the Scribble Leaf Bundle Outline too, and the light and airy leaves floating in air in a clear blue-sky card I created too. With a CAS look of artsy sketched leaves in shiny cardstock, I thought it was just the right card for this Fanciful Fall day. Nothing ever turns out as we plan, or even expect, but there is beauty and joy in accomplishing the work that drives our soul, even in these challenging times.
Now it’s your turn to create your own Fanciful Fall work of art!
Thanks so much for joining us today!
Live your life in color!