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Monday, November 10, 2008

Fall Trees!

I just love the colors of the trees in the fall. Here in Minnesota where I live the trees are all done changing colors and in our very own yard the trees have lost all of their leave (finally). Boy did that rake get a workout this year!!! My favorite tree in the yard is the black walnut one. It starts losing it's leaves in September and they are small enough that they just blow away!! I LOVE that tree!!! And I don't feel guilty about the leaves blowing away into other people's yards, I have no control over that. But somehow it's some type of natures' "fair " exchange. We get some Jurassic Park leaves in our yard. I have no idea who has a tree with leaves that big!

Anyway on to my card. I wanted to make a fall card using the Stampin' Up! "Season of Friendship" set.

For this card I used Old Olive, Pumpkin Pie, More Mustard and Close to Cocoa inks. I randomly stamped them in the trees and on the ground. The little pumpkin is from the "Holiday Blitz" set. I just love that set, it's SO versatile. I used a left over oval I had done from the candies in my post from yesterday. I set it up on Dimensionals to give it some depth. And I just layered it on top of a piece of Old Olive card stock. Just simple, no fancy folds, buttons, bows or other embellishments. My goal was to have the card carry itself with the colors alone. It's a perfect card for the times you have limited supplies!!!

I'm also including on this post a picture I took of some trees from the top of Enger Tower in Duluth, Minnesota. This was taken in the first week of October. We were told the trees had already peaked up there. We didn't think so. Isn't it beautiful??? I would love to live there in the fall among the beautiful colors. And spring and summer wouldn't be too bad either because of the cool air lake effect. Not many have air conditioners up there. But winter. Now don't get me wrong. I LOVE winter I just don't think I would love it up there driving on all those hills!!! I bet to be an owner of a break shop would be the ideal business to have up there!!! LOL

I was wondering if it is too early to do Christmas "stuff?" But then I'm thinking that it might now be. If some of you want to make things for gifts for friends, family, teachers, etc. you would want to get started on them soon and you'd want to get the supplies while they are still in the stores, right?? That is how I was thinking about that issue. SO you might want to prepare yourself for some Christmas gift giving ideas that will be coming.

This item was made using Stampin' Up! products. To view more items made using Stampin' Up! products click here.

Thank you SO much for stopping by,


krystalpurple said...

These trees are beautiful! This is something that those of us in Las Vegas don't ever see. I really wish we had a real fall here. We have summer and then a brief month of cooler weather which would be considered our fall. This would be where a few trees might turn a couple of different colors. Then we go into our winter which in some cases isn't really a winter. We may get down to the high 40's in the mornings & evenings if we're lucky. Thanks for sharing your wonderful fall picture. Kristi Kelly

Unknown said...

Absolutely fabulous....ty for sharing.

Bonnie said...

This is very pretty! I love the single pumpkin you used.

We used to enjoy going to see the colors through Wisconsin the Stillwater area while we lived there. Just wished we could seen the Duluth side. I really miss Minnesota.

Anonymous said...

Stunning card Wanda and stunning photograph! Sue Lehrer