Tuesday, October 1, 2013

SSS Anything Goes Challenge and Fall in the Finger Lakes

Hello Friends!
I am firmly planted in the autumn season right now and lovin' every minute of it:)  However, it occurred to me the other day I'm waaaaaaay behind in making Christmas cards - I usually have at least half a dozen done by now!

Since the current Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge is Anything Goes I thought I would take a crack at getting started:

I first adhered lengths of three different shades of green sequins to a piece of green cs and attached that to the card base.  Then using a Papertrey Ink tree die I made a negative space panel.  Sentiment is from Paper Smooches.  I added a few score lines above and below the sentiment for some interest.  

Thought I would share some pics of the beautiful autumn scenery we are enjoying here in the Finger Lakes!  Here is my co-worker Janet and I posing in front of one of the area's many vineyards:

And here's a better shot of Seneca Lake that you can barely see in the horizon of the pic above.  The leaves on the trees are juuuust beginning to change:

And what better way to enjoy all this beauty than by sharing a bottle of Finger Lakes wine??!!!:

Discovered a new walking trail at a nearby wetlands preserve!  It's flat enough so I can take my 80 year old mom along:)

The trail is flanked by meadows and the wildflowers are so vibrant!

And how did nature know to place flowers in a color opposite on the color wheel to the color of the orange trail sign:)

Hope you enjoy a little beauty in your day!  Thanks for all your lovely comments!


Heather said...

A stunning card Robin, I love your design, a beautiful sparkling inset and lovely sentiment!!

Thanks so much for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
Heather xx

Pam W Merwin said...

Love your card - how creative to use the sequins for you tree - loving that die and the such a sweet sentiment. Thanks for sharing your pictures - always love the fall of the year and it is absolutely gorgeous where you are :)

Trinh said...

Love the blingy Christmas tree! And I want to visit the Finger Lakes region after seeing your beautiful pics. Gorgeous scenery and good wine, what more could you ask for?!

Barb said...

Your card is awesome, Robin! Love that idea - makes a wonderful, blingy impact!

Thanks for sharing the beautiful photos of your surroundings! Glad you're enjoying the season!

Maureen Morton said...

Your pics make me homesick, Robin......for a few days, anyway! ha! Love your sparkling card - a girl can't get too many sequins, eh? Great idea......but what about postage?! So good to have your great look on life, dear pal.

CinnamonSally said...

Your Christmas card is so cute Robin, love the way you have used the die!! Love seeing all your gorgeous photos too, thanks for sharing!

Cindy C. said...

What a special tree! Thanks for sharing the wonderful photos too.

Greta said...

You are just so creative, Robin! Your card is fabulous! Maybe someday I will get there in person, but for now I love that you share pictures of your neck of the woods--Happy Fall!

svelteSTUFF said...

WAIT! WAIT! You can't start Xmas cards until we see a few of your awesome Halloween cards ;-)!!!!! (You aren't shorting the 'bestest of Holidays are you?!?!!)

Judy1223 said...

Robin, what a super way to add sparkle and color to your card! LOVE the green sequins! Your photos are also just as colorful and gorgeous...the glories of fall!

Just want to wish you a happy World Card Making Day...thanks for your wonderful inspiration today and all year round!

sheila said...

Hey Robin! I love this card...in fact so much that I cased it and gave you shout out on my blog! I hope all is well with you ;-D