Sunday, September 20, 2009

Yay for Fall!

Have I mentioned how much I love fall and winter? Maybe about a million times! {LOL} When I saw this cute digi image from Fred, She Said Designs, I jumped on it. The joy that Emma feels as the fall leaves swirl around her is exactly how I feel when autumn finally reaches Southern California... usually in late October, which is when we finally stop with the relentless heat. Maybe that's why I get so happy!

I made this card for this week's challenge at Stampin' Sisters in Christ. The inspiration scripture is Ecclesiastes 3:1, "There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under heaven." (NIV) The challenge is to make a card using the colors of fall. I'm all over that!!!

The cardstock, DP (Bo-Bunny Kitchen Spice) and ribbon are all from my Taylored Expressions Key Ingredients Kit of the Month, which arrived a couple of days ago, in advance of the release to the public... one of the many benefits of subscribing! I just LOVE the colors of this paper. The little charm was something I had in my stash from long ago, and the punched strip was done with the Harvest Border Borderabilities die from Spellbinders. Love it!

I colored Emma's hair red in honor of my BFF Desiree's daughter Gabi, who has the most beautiful red hair. I have got to get Des to post her work on a blog or in a gallery... she makes the most amazing scrapbook pages featuring Gabi. In fact, she just did one of Gabi and her cousins throwing fall leaves in the air. I'll work on her for you... you would love to see her pages! And her cards. I've got her hooked on stamping now... hee hee.

Anyway, I hope you will play with us in the challenge this week at Stampin' Sisters in Christ. The prize is sponsored by none other than Korin Sutherland from Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps! We just had a blog hop this past week featuring SNSS autumn stamps, of which the prize was one. If you missed it, check it out at this post.

Before I go, I want to share a little something with you.

Yesterday our church (Immanuel Lutheran) began a 24-hour Day of Prayer as we begin the journey of becoming part of Transforming Churches Network. This means that we are making a commitment to interact more with our community, to reach out to the unchurched, to let our lights shine for the Lord. I was truly blessed by the Prayer Labyrinth. All I could think about was how much I want everyone to know the love of God and the peace that passes all understanding... the same joy that I feel each and every day, in both good times and bad.

One of the passages we read during the Prayer Labyrinth was Matthew 5:1-14. Within that passage, Christ exhorts us to "let your light shine before men, that they may see your good deeds and praise your Father in heaven." I believe that through our blogs, we can d
o just that: shine our lights for Jesus and reach out to others. Don't be afraid!

Thanks so much for stopping by. I hope you have a blessed day!


Debbie Pamment said...

Beautiful card Lisa - just love that image!! I have flowers blooming and leaves appearing on trees - Spring is such an inspiring time! But Autumn is special too - my 2 favourite seasons...
Hope to play along this week - not quite sure what happened to last week - it started and then in a flash it was gone!!!!
Lotsaluv from Melbourne!

Dazie said...

I love this image and the colours, there is some thing just so beautiful about autumn and I think you have captured it beautifully!

Nancy said...

Beautiful card my Friend,

I love this image. It made me smile. It reminds me so much of my 2 1/2 yr. old granddaughter who put her NEW snow boots, hat & gloves on the other day to play. My daughter didn't think to take a picture. It was 80° outside at the time.*Ü*

I think if I lived in southern Cal. that I'd like Fall & Winter too. I don't do heat well!!!

Cindy Haffner said...

Very prety, I love those colors.

Kristine said...

This card is a breath of fresh air! :) We are now starting to lose leaves from the trees and the mornings are crisp and cool. LOVE FALL! Super cute image here and the DP is so PRETTY! Love that li'l leaf charm as well. Great job on this Lisa (as usual!) ;)

Patti J. said...

The leaves are just beginning to change colors here in Mo., and it's starting to cool off. Your card is just adorable! Love that cute little image, and you have colored her beautifully, as always! Thanks too, for the wonderful inspirational words that you always manage to find time for! Blessings dear friend!

Stamp and Smile said...

WOW! I'm so ready for fall looking at your AMAZING card... :) Fun colors, DP, and that Spellbinders Border die truly ROCKS! And you know me... I LOVE ribbon and embellies.

We have changing colors in the yard, but warm temps still. It's been crazy. But I see you have 90 and sunny, we have 73 and dark. I just posted on my blog a couple cards from going to Archiver's Scrap Fest this weekend... Boy did my feet hurt. We had an awesome time. SO MANY PEOPLE, I say this because there were men too! How cool is that! :)

Sorry I'm a chatter box, I'm getting my hubby ready for a hunting trip... so that means stamping time this coming weekend! :)

Have a super evening, SMILES Lisa! :)

Anonymous said...

love your card Lisa! I need this image! lol
We have two red-head daughters and four red-head grandchildren...beautiful colors indeed! Amazing how they are all just a little different! tfs!
Pam Going Postal

Kim Y. said...

Totally awesome card, Lisa! I am a winter person too!

Lee (LuvLee on SCS) said...

What a totally adorable image and a fun layout!! I love your coloring!!