I am a summer girl through and through. As far as I am concerned, there is only around five months of the year worth getting excited about...and those are when it is warm enough to wear flip flops and shorts and hit the pool. Ironic, since I grew up in a ski town and it once snowed on my birthday (July 4th).
But I will admit, the first few months of fall aren't too bad. Occasionally there is still a warm enough day where I can take the kids up to the lake to play in the water as late as mid-October. I like sitting in a lawn chair with my feet in the sand and being blown away by the reflection of the blaze colored leaves on the flat surface of the water. The moment is so very brief that you are able to really treasure it while in the middle of the experience.
I got a little carried away yesterday when thinking about fall. Mostly because the only alternative is to cry when I think about the pool closing in three weeks. :( Focus on the positive. I've seen a lot of pins lately on Pinterest that list "fall" things that make people happy. I decided to do that on this card.
The big love is from Love Notes and I inked up the solid step in Orange Zest, Terracotta Tile, and Scarlet Jewel. I then took stamps from both the Monthly Moments: September and October sets to create the word collage around it. Springs, leaves, and flowers are from Twig Wreath.
Of course, we've got some Chicken Scratch going on with the True Black sheet from the Autumn Chicken Scratch Pattern Paper on the bottom. It is sponged with Simply Chartreuse and Aqua Mist inks. And to count at Chicken Scratch Project # 17 (whoo whoo!) with a few stamps from the Chicken Scratch stamp set making up a border in the word collage.
Thanks for all the wonderful comments over the last few days. Ya'll are great! And I'll see you back here tomorrow with a little somethin' something':).
All products on the card, if not already available, will be for sale tomorrow night at www.papertreyink.com at 10 PM EST if you are interested in crafting with them yourself.
Stamps: Chicken Scratch, Love Notes, Twig Wreath, Monthly Moments: September and October
Dies: Twig Wreath
Patterned Paper: Autumn Chicken Scratch