Friday, September 25, 2009

Rich Autumn leaves ...Friday challenge

Well today's challenge at notimetostamp is Rich Autumn Leaves...so I went with gold leaves cause gold means you're rich right? Well I guess Sharon meant lovely in rich colors but I goofed & you're getting gold embossed leaves. I have decided to let someone younger do the raking and blowing of leaves this year. Another way to ignore those falling leaves is just get up off your duff and close the blinds! I think I like that idea even better. I used this PSX leaf stamp the other day and it was still on my table so I thought ...use it again and I did. As you can see I embossed with gold, used my Spellbinders fancy schmansy cut for both the mat and the topper. I put my phrase on with just some Pearl Ex gold powder...yep lazy lady but it worked so what's wrong with that?? Not a darn thing I said to myself. Of course you gotta have some blingy stuff so I colored some clear rhinies with a sort of amberish color which I think made this a rich Autumn card...what do you think???

Well this weekend there is a big party after the 4:30 mass that I always attend as we are making the associate pastor our new pastor ( the old one left...well he wasn't really that old but) so after the mass is over there is a celebration in the church hall. They said finger food but last time they said that I didn't find a finger being served, but instead a real feast. I'm going in to check it out and see if there are any cute old men just sitting around waiting for my glorious appearance. Who am I kidding...but it sounds pretty good doesn't it? Happy weekend friends and stampers.

18 comments:

Sharon (notimetostamp) said...

What a gorgeous card! Those leaves are a real show-stopper!! Totally FAB card for today's challenge!!! Love it!!!

Curt in Carmel said...

This is one of my most favorite cards of yours! I'm going to have to case this one. This is so elegant and classy. What an awesome card! Best, curt

Jenny Gropp said...

I love love love it. Golden Autumn Leaves -- regal and rich.
And your post supplied me with my morning laugh -- as usual =)

Connie M. said...

Oh my!! What a stunning creation Pat!! Love the gold leaves on the black...so very striking!!

Charlene Merrick (LilLuvsStampin) said...

You are funny! Loved reading your narrative!

Your card is so rich, classy, and gorgeous! Love the gold-embossed leaves.

Janine said...

Pat this is beautiful!! I think those gold leaves are gorgeous and I also think that closing the blinds on them is the best thing to do too!!
Have a great weekend.

Crystal said...

Beautiful, Pat ! Love the rich color of the leaves against that dark background ! I again got my laugh for today ! As always , thank you for being YOU !

Our Little Inspirations said...

Finger food!!!! ROFL!! Pat you are TOO funny!!! LOL
Your card is just gorgeous with all those gold leaves! I'm with you on closing the blinds to falling leaves, but then again, sometimes I enjoy watching them drift past my window........right into my neighbors yard. *snort*
Have a wonderful weekend:)

Susan (rainy) said...

Oh Pat!! Yes gold means your rich and girl this says it all... not only rich but beautiful, too!!

Joan Fricker said...

Pat, your card is stunning! I love your gold leaves. Great idea from a great lady!

Joan

denise g. said...

It's Saturday afternoon ~ are you getting dolled up for mass?? Hope your finger food feast is filling. Your card is really classy. Like how you used that nestie accented with the cutout leaf. Not looking forward to the leaves falling because that probably means the flakes will be falling shortly after.

Laura (scrapnextras) said...

Love the drama here! The gold embossing is just beautiful and the added leaves finish it with such pizzazz!

Diane said...

Such a beauty Pat!!! Have a great time at the party!

Darlene (SCS:akronstamperdpk) said...

Oh Pat there you go again ... you have me rolling on the floor laughing!!! Your card is FANTASTIC and beautiful!!! But your stories are the BEST!!! Love the "closing the blinds" idea and the "finger food" ... YUK!!! Hope they served more than fingers, LOL!!!
Thanks for the fun!!

Julie Koerber said...

Wowza mom! I love the gold tones on this one -- so rich and I have that stamp too! :-)

Anonymous said...

Pat, so glad your leaves are gold, I almost had to leave leaves in all sorts of colors last night just to arrive home without a herd of does and fawn, yearling, a buck to save the entire bunch of points for hats, guns, rifles, and shoulder scarves....bulldoggers say..silk rags which are usually found around their necks on windy or cold days..on the car hood or sidedoors. What a wildlife commute home. Home for the day to attend funeral/memorial of a very caring law enforcement officer whose children and our children schooled together. Cancer x2. Good to catch up a bit. Grand to see your virtual gold fall card. Well done, Pat. Keep Looking UP!

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Shirley said...

It is so creative and gorgeous too!