Sep 9, 2010

Autumn Beauty


Happy Friday! - What a week it's been. Monday was fairly normal but the rest of the week has been so busy and somewhat stressful.  I've been recovering from a late Summer Cold so haven't been feeling to well.  Tuesday morning we started our Bowling League.  I did okay for the first day (146-149-142) a little below my normal average but not bad for not bowling since early April. 
Wednesday I had a dental appointment for a Root Canal.  I'm not really keen on going to Dentist (have had some bad experiences) so I was a bit stressed out about that.  My BP was up when they took it but I survived the procedure even though I still have a little numbing on my tongue yet today and my mouth is a bit sore from having it open for 2 hours.
Today I worked on this card, took my mom shopping, went to another doctor's appointment and took Coleen shopping for her mommy's birthday present.  Another very busy, tiring day.
So with all that here is my challenge card:

 Once again I've combined the Annabelle Challenge (Say it With Sprinkles) with the Blogger Challenge Group Challenge (Fall).  I saw this card on another blog and really liked how it looked so I thought I'd give it a try using Annabelle Stamps.  I chose the tree from the (Tree-men-dous" stamp set and stamped it using Chocolate Chip and Sage Shadow inks.  Then I combined that with some retired SU paper (Autumn Vine) and added Toffee Sprinkles.  The sentiment was computer generated and I added a leaf from the set using More Mustard Ink.  I tied on some twill ribbon and embossed the More Mustard Panel with the Distressed Stripe embossing folder.  Focal panel was mounted using foam mounting tape. My card base is the new Cajun Craze card stock.

So that's it for me this week. - I wish I could say things will be quieter this weekend but my Mother-in-law is coming down Saturday for another visit and will be staying with us.  Plus Sunday is my daughter, Greta's birthday so we'll be busy with that as well.

Be sure to check out the DT on the Annabelle Blog and also the Blogger Challenge Group to see what they've done with these two challenges.  Note that the BC Group will only be doing the Fall Challenge and the Annabelle DT will be using Sprinkles on their cards although not necessarily a Fall themed card.

27 comments:

Lisa said...

Pretty card! Love the colors!

Shelly Schmidt said...

Your week can only get better! I hate dental work too!!! I love your great fall card- and the sprinkes are great! Have fun celebrating your daughter's birthday.

Sue W said...

Great card Ida!!! Love the Autumn colours you've used.

Linda Monroe said...

Ida,
This is one of my favorite cards. I love the colors and the brads on the tree branches really pop. i also love how you made the rolling hills with circles. I often have images where I want 'ground' and never had a clue how to do this. i'll have to try the circle method. Very nice. hope you recover from the dental work and are able to be a gracious hostess for your guests this weekend. R E L A X....

Lynn said...

Gorgeous card Ida...love the colors. Enjoy your weekend...hope the birthday party is perfect!

Lisa Somerville said...

How pretty! Wonderful fall card, great design, the hills looks wonderful in the paper as well as the gems sprinkled about the tree.

BarbaraW said...

Pretty card. Love the embellishments on the tree.

Chrissy D said...

OKay Ida - WOW! This design is FANTASTIC. LOVE THE PEARLS, twill and added texture!

Basement Stamper said...

I totally get the dentist sentiment!! I need another root canal and am dreading it big time.

Your card is beautiful and I love the Toffee Sprinkles and the embossed background is perfect. Great card!

Hope you have a more relaxing weekend!

GCgirl said...

Beautiful card...I have a thing for tree images. I can SO relate to the whole dental saga--glad you survived! And....if those are below average scores for you--I will never go bowling with you ;-)

Nikki Bond said...

WOW..this is stunning...love the hills! :)

{sMILES}

JP Card Crazy said...

Great card awesome layout!!!

Jeanne Nielsen said...

Such a gorgeous card, even in the midst of your chaos! I've always loved that DSP -- it was a great year! TFS!

Kimberly Gajewski said...

Beautiful card Ida! Good thing I'm already bundled up in my jammies...I'm exhausted just reading about your week...ugh! I hope that you feel better soon and that you get a chance to rest and relax this weekend! :D

Lori said...

Ida, this is lovely! I really like the Sprinkle embellishments on the tree.

Sue from Oregon said...

Great card!!! Love the fall feel of this!

Allison said...

You're killing me lately with your crafty goodness...this is another stunner!

Rose said...

Love your tree and that coordinating dp. Excellent work.

Kathie Bailey said...

Root canal, oooh ouch! Hope you're all better now! Ida, this card is just perfect in every way, from the color combo to the dimension, it's just gorgeous!

Clara said...

Love the rolling hills you made with the circles. Great tree image too! :)

Elena said...

This card is gorgeous! Love what you did with the circles!
Hope you are feeling better... So sorry that so much is going on in your life right now. Feel better soon!

Rachel Hope said...

Gorgeous! love your scene!

tonistamps said...

Gorgeous card Ida. Love those colors and your tree image!

Laura (scrapnextras) said...

Simply stunning! Love the colours and design and everything! Awesome job combing challenges!

Connie Paxman said...

Another favorite fall card...love the way you used the two circles...hope your next week in better...The PP really mixed beautifully with the image of the tree.
connie paxman

Joan B said...

Hope the dentist thing wasn't too bad. This card is just perfect!

Lisa Bohler said...

Wonderfully done! Love the combination of images and color!