Lifes Greatest Comforts

Happy Monday!  I hope everyone had an absolutely amazing weekend!  It was so gorgeous here!  Matthew and I had anniversary pictures taken by one of our awesome friends, went out shopping a little bit, and found the newly opened Target!!!  I'm so above and beyond excited that we finally have Target here in Montreal!  It's like the most perfect place to shop ever!  Lol :)

Anyhow, since it's Monday, that means it's time for a new challenge at Paper Makeup!!  This week's theme is Playing with Leaves!!  Perfect for this time of year with the leaves turning all those gorgeously bright colors and falling off to crunch under our feet.  I just love fall!
I did a little inspiration searching on the internet to come up with an idea for my card this week.  I didn't necessarily want to use one of the Paper Makeup fairies on my card (even though I love them), I wanted to really stick to the leaves theme.  And I saw several creations where they used a large leaf in the middle of the card as their focus image with a sentiment in the middle.  I love that idea, so set out to make it happen!

I used a couple of the leaves from the Color it Autumn set from Paper Makeup and printed off the large one big enough to fill my scallop circle.  Then I used a cotton ball and "sponged" ink onto the leaf to fill it with the appropriate fall colors.  I've never done that before, but love how it turned out!!

Once the leaf was done, I decided on a few colors for my roses, found my scraps and cut them all out.  Assembling them took forever, like always but I just love these roses so much that the assembly time is worth it :)  I did the same sort of "sponging" on the little leaves and tucked them under the roses.  Then made a double layer bow with my ribbon and tucked it into the arrangement.

The stamp sentiment is from the Wonderful Wishes set from Verve.  I thought it fit pretty well.  The fall season is comforting to me.  I haven't quite figured out why yet, but it just seems to calm my soul a bit more than the other seasons.

Be sure to stop by and check out the other Makeup Artists awesome creations!!  Then grab your fall supplies and a digi and join in the fun for your chance to win some gorgeous Paper Makeup images!!

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges:
    Chocolate, Coffee, Cards #49-Flowers
    Creative Fingers #5-Anything Goes w/Ribbon or Lace
    Eclectic Ellapu-Celebrate Autumn
    Fan n Funky #187-Ribbon
    Ruby's Rainbow #64-Autumn Colors
    Word Art Wednesday #100-Anything Goes

Thanks for stopping by!! <3


  1. Beautiful autumn card. Thanks for playing along with us at Fab'n'Funky this week. Pat K xx

  2. What a lovely autumn card, i like the roses that you used


  3. What a lovely card, I really like the colour scheme that you have used and them roses are lovely.
    Thanks for joining us at Eclectic Ellapu for this weeks challenge.
    Hugs Kelly - DT

  4. I think the time and effort put forth in making your flowers paid off. this is a fantastic card.

  5. What a beautiful card! I love your flowers!! Absolutely gorgeous!! Thanks for joining us at Word Art Wednesday.

  6. Fab autumn card! Thanks for joining at Creative Fingers: Lace and/or Ribbon and CCCC: Flowers

  7. Such a lovely card! So many beautiful details. Just perfect for our "Flowers" challenge at CC&CC. Thanx so much for playing along with us. Joanne

  8. What a sweet Fall card. Love the different green DP's you used in contrast with your flowers. Great! Thanks for blessing us with your artwork this week at Word Art Wednesday.

    God bless,
    JO ANN

  9. Gorgeous autumn card, The design is beautiful...Love how you placed the leaf as the centre piece...Thank you for joining us at Eclectic Ellapu this week... Hugs May x x x