I began today’s card thinking really simple and quick.  Then I kept adding this and that.  And you know how it goes when that happens.  But I hope you can see the simplicity underneath my add ons.


County My Blessings, 144790


Fall colors was the first thought I had for this card.  I wanted it to be a little on the soft side though.  So I started with Old Olive , added Peekaboo Peach, and decided to stop there.  The peekaboo peach is from the Painted Autumn DSP.

I stamped with old olive and colored the leaves with the old olive Blends.  But then I thought it had too much green.  So I went back and added the falling leaves and colored them with the pumpkin pie light blends.  Except it still did not feel just right.  So I added Julie DiMatteo’s patented marker flicking technique to get the little flecks of color to break up the stark white.  That seemed to tie in with the DSP a little better.  Finally I decided it was finished!  Yay!!

I cannot believe that I did not add any kind of accessory.  That is a first for me!!

Thank you for visiting today!  I very much appreciate your taking time to check my blog and especially for the nice comments.

Remember that the DSP special expires at the end of October, so only a few days left.  Also the supplies I used are listed at the bottom of the page.  By clicking on any item you will be taken directly to my online store.


There are three wonderful Stampin’ Up! Specials in October………

  • Designer Series Paper Sale October 1-31, Buy 3 Get 1 FREE! See details HERE.
  • Paper Pumpkin Kits for October and November will coordinate!! They will be great individually, but will work together in a special release.  You must be signed up by November 10th for the November PP.  It is ok that you missed the October PP.  The November will still work on its own.
  • Merry Patterns Stamp Set is an exclusive Host set available during October.  With a 300.00 order it is FREE and does not deduct from your other Host Rewards. See the Flyer HERE