And what does the Lord require of you but to do justly, and to love kindness
and mercy, and to humble yourself and walk humbly with your God? (Micah 6:8)

Saturday, September 3, 2011


It's hard to believe that it's already been a week since hurricane Irene blew through the east coast.  My prayers are for all of you who are still cleaning up.  I am thankful that a day without electricity was the only inconvenience we experienced and lives around here are beginning to return to normal.

I am also thankful for all of you, dear friends, who stop by and leave such  kind comments.  I'm thankful that it's Saturday once again and time for another sketch at The Sweet Stop and as usual, Korin has another great one for us!

Creative Nugget:  Autumn is probably my favorite of all the seasons.  The colors of fall are so rich and warm.  With that in mind, my card sample today was made with two new Sweet 'n Sassy stamp sets.  I just LOVE coloring the leaves from the "Autumn Leaves" set with copic markers.  It's so much fun to see how many different ways the colors can be blended to mimic fall colors and still match the designer papers.  The sentiment is from the "Many Thanks" set and was cut with a circle nestability die and popped up on a Dark Chocolate circle die.  This was then popped up on a larger circle die.  After the leaves were colored and cut out, they were arranged around the sentiment to form a wreath.  A jelly roll pen was used to trace the veins in the leaves for some shimmer.  Little branches were punched out of matching DP and filled in the spaces in the wreath.  The leaf wreath was then popped up on a card base decorated with Basic Grey designer paper.  Some piercing, button twine, and pearls colored with a copic marker were added as finishing touches.  My take on this sketch is very different from that of the other Sugar Babies so you will want to stop in to see the wonderful cards they have made and leave a little love on each of their blogs.

The Sugar Babies
If you are looking for something to do on Monday, a few very talented online stamping buddies have put together a Fall Fun Blog Hop you won't want to miss!  Thanks for stopping by!  Have a wonderful Labor Day weekend!


Card Recipe
Stamps: Autumn Leaves, Many Thanks (Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps)
Ink: Tuxedo Black (Memento), Dark Chocolate (PTI), Walnut Stain Distress Ink (Ranger)
Paper: Neenah Solar White, Dark Chocolate (PTI), Poppy Parade (SU!), Max and Whiskers DP (Basic Grey)
Accessories: Circle Nesties (Spellbinders), Canvas Impression Plate, Button Twine (PTI),  Kaiser Pearls, Clear Jelly Roll Pen (Sakura), Piercing Tool, Pine Branch Punch (McGill), Copic Markers R08, R24, R27, BG72, BG75, YR24, YR30, YR31, E71, E74, E93, E97, E99                                                                                             


Kim O'Connell said...

Holy smokes, Cathy! This is gorgeous! This needs to be framed...............and displayed somewhere in my house. Please mail it to me. ;)

Shannon White said...

Wowzers! this is sooo GORGEOUS!! 8-) I agree with Miss Kim, it should be framed! but I was going to ask if you could do a tutorial on how your put this Beauty together instead.. lol It's just Fabulous and I love every detail!

Hope you're having a Fabulous weekend!

Big hugs
Shannon 8-)

Wendy Ramlakhan said...

WOW!! This is beautiful!! Fall is my favorite time of year and this makes me want to go put on a sweater! LOL :)

Hope you are enjoying weekend!!

Monika/Buzsy said...

Oh, Canthy... this is gorgoeus. Love the rich fall colors and the leaf wreath! Just perfect. :o)

Shelby Goolsby said...

Cathy this is gorgeous!!! The leaves are fabulous..oh how I dream of fall maybe we will see it in a couple more months.

Carol L said...

Your wreath of autumn colors is just gorgeous! The way you colored the leaves is amazing!! Beautiful!

Jennifer M. said...


I popped over from the Sweet and Sassy blog and just wanted to say I think your card is gorgeous. I really love the colors. You did a great job on your card. :)

Enjoy your weekend,

Jennipher said...

Those leaves are jaw-dropping gorgeous Cathy. Absolutely amazing.

Janice M said...

Wow!! How creative and gorgeous this is!! LOVE that wreath!!