Wednesday, October 27, 2010

A Quick Card and a Quick Hello

Autumn Splendor_Verve_2_Oct 2010

The best thing about fall is the rich colors. Although, for the most part, the time for beautiful outdoor colors has passed in northern Minnesota, there is still plenty of fall and color to be found in the produce section of the grocery store – pumpkins, different varieties of squash and apples, and more.

This quick card features some of those gorgeous colors and another favorite verse. I scrounged up some old “Naturals” cardstock. I really love that paper and wish I new of a source for it. Anyone?

Materials & Tools: Naturals (retired), Outdoor Denim, and Vineyard Berry cardstock; Autumn Terracotta, Goldrush, New England Ivy, Outdoor Denim, Vineyard Berry, and Tim Holtz Antique Linen Distressing Ink stamp pads; Verve Stamps Autumn Splendor stamp set; Verve Stamps Ecclesiastes 9:11 Plain Jane and CTMH Speckled Background (retired) stamps; New England Ivy button; Autumn Terracotta Designer Ribbon Round (retired); Round sponge.

A Slice of Life: Busy at work. Busy at home. Tired. That would be me. The boys are staying with us tonight. Bjorn had homework for both math and reading. I oversaw the math (counting by fives and some simple subtraction), and Grandpa listened to him read. I read Mathias’ library book to them. My thoughts were that it was a very strange story that went off in a lot of different directions. Instead of a simple message with a understandable moral to the story, it was all over the place with no clear message or meaning. Had it been humorous, I could have handled it. Out of curiosity, I’ll have to find the author’s bio and see if I can figure out what it is he is trying to convey in his writings.

Kari recently asked about the “baby bump.” Miranda and Dustin are visiting the doctor every other week now. In fact, they had an appointment today, and I just got the “report” from daddy. Miranda is measuring 30cm at 30 weeks and five days, which, I’m told, is right on the money. All is well. From what mommy reports, it sounds like our little one might be a budding gymnast. It won’t be long now.

The weather is atrocious, although much worse in other parts of the state and country. Cold. Wet and rainy. Very Windy. Colder and snowy with no wind would be preferable to what it has been like so far this week. At the very least, I hope the winds subside for the trick-or-treaters this weekend.

I hope your week is progressing well. Thanks for your visits and comments. They are what make blogging fun! Have a great Thursday. With a little luck, I’ll be back…


Sharli said...

Hi Kathi!
Neat card - I, too, love the colors of autumn (although around here I won't see them until January!) LOL

Good update - I'm glad to hear that M is doing well and that the new darling GD is a gymnast! How fun! (easy for me to say - now that I remember, my own DD kicked me in the gall bladder area daily).


Jeanne said...

It doesn't sound like having the shingles has slowed you down any. Yay! Your card is lovely, Kathi. That leaf stamp is very pretty in all the colors of fall.

I'm so happy to hear everything is progressing nicely with mommy-to-be!

We've had a ton of wind here this week, too, although yesterday it subsided, so maybe it will for you guys before Halloween. I saw Duluth got a bunch of snow...guess you are too far north. LOL I agree though, I'll take snow over wind!

Hope you have a happy day!

Sheila H said...

I love that you used blue leaves. For me, that was totally unexpected, and it adds quite a pop!

Alanna said...

Your card is gorgeous Kathi. I love the colors you used and I wish I had a source to point you to for more of that natural cardstock. I'll keep my eyes open for one.

How great that things so great with Miranda and baby. In no time at all, you'll be a grandma again. What a wonderful time.

I hope that you can stay warm and that the wind will stay away.

Carolyn Christie said...

What a beautiful card Kathi!! God's Word gives us such Hope!
So happy to hear things are "growing well" with baby girl and mommy.

Sylvia said...

Love the leaves and you have them lined up so neat.

Happy to hear that everything is fine with the baby and Mom and Dad. It is an exciting time.

Tiff said...

It's been forever since I commented!!!! Sounds like life is ALL GOOD and your creations are just as stunning as ever!

Barb said...

Another beautiful card, Kathi. I love all the leaves. I'm not familiar with 'Naturals' card stock. But when I want something not cream, not white... I use 'Rustic Cream' card stock from Papertrey Ink, it has little bits and flecks of fiber in it.

I enjoy reading your Slice of Life section. :)