Thursday, September 24, 2009

Soon ...

It won't be long before the earth is covered with a blanket of brightly colored leaves. On Tuesday, it was official. Autumn is here. One thing I've noticed this week, since I became aware of the world around me again, is that the days are getting much shorter. It isn't quite light outside when I get up in the morning, and it's getting dark much earlier in the evening. The weather we've had in September has been the nicest we've had all year, although it is supposed to start cooling off next week. That's OK ... so long as the fluffy white stuff doesn't show up for six weeks or so.

About my card, I've had a jar of Autumn Flower Soft sitting on my desk for a while and deemed it time finally use it. The colors are so pretty. Still in what I call a wedding "stupor," the mojo isn't exactly oozing out of me yet, but I gave it my best shot. LOL.

Materials & Tools: Colonial White, Goldrush, and Chocolate cardstock; Retired CTMH Nature's Treasures paper packet; Chocolate ink pad; Four Seasons and Thank You stamp sets; Gold mini brads; Leaf button from my stash; Autumn Flower Soft; Martha Stewart Embossed Zigzag Edger punch.

I didn't think I'd get a card made tonight. After work, Cameron and I took the boys to a book fair at their school. It was a good time, and we made some fun purchases. When I finally got into my corner, it was with the intention of clearing the clutter. I did make a little headway before being distracted by the Flower Soft. Dustin called again tonight and relayed how they tested their compatibility today on a tandem bicycle on Mackinac Island. They're having a blast. I'm so glad. I'm anxious, too, to see their photos. Maybe they'll let me make some prints and put together a little scrapbook for them.

For tonight, I'd better get to bed. Work has been very busy this week, which has made the workdays fly by. One more day. I'm looking forward to the weekend. As always, thanks for stopping by and sharing my life and attempts at creativity. Enjoy your Friday!

9 comments:

Sparkle said...

Such a lovely card. I love the flower soft.

Alanna said...

This is stunning Kathi. I love the effect the flower soft gives. Enjoy your Friday.

Laurel said...

This is pretty. I need to use my flowersoft more (I have enough of it!)

Anne said...

I don't know Kathi - looking at this card, I'd say your mojo has returned full force! I LOVE it! Beautiful autumn card!

Jeanne said...

Oh man! Now I want some Autumn colored Flower Soft! This is gorgeous! Your mojo is just fine, my friend.

I'm so glad the newlyweds are enjoying their honeymoon. My parents only had a weekend, I think, and they spent what little time they had at Makinac Island. I remember Mom saying it was a gorgeous location, too.

Have a fantastic day, Kathi!

Connie said...

What a beautiful card!! I have all kinds of flower soft and have only used it once. However, you are making me think I need to buy THIS one!! LOL!!!

Lori said...

Your card is so beautiful. I have been trying to figure out how to make a fall card using that stamp. Love the flower soft.

tiffguam said...

This is PERFECT!

Sharli said...

Hey there! I'm apparently falling behind! LOL I love this - the flower soft looks great as falling leaves! Why didn't I think of that? Well, that's why I haunt your blog!

I think it's so sweet that you're keeping in touch with the newly-weds during their trip...