The Love of Fall!

Happy 1 Week to my blog!  Can't believe it has been a week already...I know, that's not very long, but it's exciting for me :)  I really love my blog and I hope everyone else does as well!
Another fall card to show today!  I absolutely love this card and the way it turned out. 
This card was so much fun to make!  I never really have a plan set in place when I sit down to make a card.  Sometimes I do, but most of the time it seems I just take a desired image I want to use and build elements around it.  That's sort of what I did for this card.  The pumpkins are from the Cricut Holiday Cakes cartridge.  That was one of my favorite images when I purchased the cartridge, but I have never used it for a card!  So I wanted that to be my focus today.  I started searching blogs for challenges (since I'm new to all the blogging stuff, I'm still trying to explore and find new challenges) and I found a sketch challenge at Party Time Tuesdays.  I really enjoy working with sketches because even though I don't plan my cards, I like to have an idea of where my elements are going to go, so a sketch is perfect!
So I drew out my sketch and then started deciding what I was going to use.  A couple of challenges I discovered were for multiple layers, fun borders, and leaves.  So I figured, why not put them all together?
I used my Martha Stewart Double Arches punch to make a backdrop border, glued that to a leaf patterned paper, and attached them both to my card front.
Then I cut out a scalloped border, the pumpkins and a frame with my cricut.  I inked the pumpkins slightly so they had some detail since I didn't like just the plain paper.  I attached a brown ribbon and bow and mounted that onto the card.
The leaves are just a blackout image on the Holiday Cakes cartridge.  I didn't want to cut out the details as I thought it would pull away from the pumpkins.  So I did the blackout and just drew in some minor details with a brown gel pen.  I cut out a small sentiment tag with a pair of scallop scissors and wrote in the sentiment with the same brown gel pen.
I am realizing more and more that I am in desperate need of sentiment stamps...while my handwriting is okay, stamps are just so much nicer!  Something else for me to work on :)
This card has been entered into the following challenges:

    Party Time Tuesday Challenge #34-Sketch and/or Monochromatic
    Critter Sketch Challenge #83-Recipe Challenge
    The Kraft Journal: Welcome Fall Challenge
    Kaboodle Doodles Challenge #85-Lots of Layers
    Raise the Bar Challenge #75-"Leave" Summer

I'm so excited!  This is the first card I have entered into multiple challenges!  And it fits all of them!  So proud of myself :)
Enjoy and Happy Scrapping!


  1. Really great DP's with your adorable die-cut, turned out beautifully! Way to go on combining your challenges and thanks for joining us this week @ Critter Sketch :)

  2. You did a beautiful job on your card Emily! A word of warning to you--card challenges are VERY addictive. LOL They're lots of fun too though and we're so glad you picked The Kraft Journal as one to play this week. We hope you'll come back and play again. :-)

  3. Congratulations on your new blog, it looks great! :) This card is so pretty, the layers are just perfect. I love your play with patterns, it works so well together! Thank you for joining us this week at Raise The Bar as we 'leave' summer!
    ~*Joni RTB DT

  4. Wonderful use of your Cricut! I love your creation! Thanks for playing at Critter Sketch this week and good luck!