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Fab Friday (on Thursday)

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My friend, the oh so talented Mindy Backes,  has started up a brand new challenge called Fab Friday.  The design team over there are some stamping “rock stars” and are a group I admire so much.  So of course I had to play along on their first challenge!!  The first one is a sketch…and you know that I cannot resist a sketch!  This one is really great and I had such fun with it!

Here is the final proof this week that the Seasonal Stamper’s Disorder (my inability to stamp in anything other than the “seasonal” colors) has taken over completely.  Bring on the fall colors!  Naturally, with fall colors come the most wonderful set, French Foliage.  Love this one so much!  I found an old piece of Cajun Craze textured card stock in my stash and it was just the right size for a card base.  Meant to be!  I did some distressing and decided that adding texture to the More Mustard panel with the Square Lattice Embossing Folder was needed.  Perfect!  I love these leaves cut out so I just stamped, cut and sponged the edges a bit.  For the sentiment, I pulled out my new 7/8″ Cotton Ribbon from the Holiday Catalog (you didn’t think I could pass up a new ribbon did you?).  It is designed to be stamped on so I used it for my sentiment from Made For You.  I have to say that this card makes me happy!  Not sure why, but it does.  I LOVE, LOVE fall and I particularly love it in Virginia!

*Blog Candy*

In case you missed yesterday’s post, I am giving away some blog candy for coming up on 100,000 blog hits.  I will be giving away a clear mount Googly Ghouls stamp set.  All you have to do is comment on this post, Tuesday’s SUO Challenges post or yesterday’s Freshly Made Sketches post to be entered.  I’ll select one winner from all the comments (sometime after 6p Eastern Time on Sunday, Sep. 9th).  Feel free to comment on all of them for more chances.  Sorry but SU rules don’t allow me to ship outside of the U.S.

I mentioned stamping rock stars before.  Well, this card is also for another set of my favorite stampers…The Paper Players!  Their theme this week is Leaves Are Falling.  Awesome!

Make sure you take the time to go see what each of these groups has created.  You will be so inspired to join in!

Don’t forget to leave me a note!!  I can’t wait to send the Googly Ghouls to someone!!  Thanks for stopping in today.  See you again soon!

Stamps:  French Foliage, Made For You; Paper:  Cajun Craze Textured (ret), More Mustard, Early Espresso, Naturals Ivory; Ink:  Cajun Craze, More Mustard, Early Espresso; Accessories:  Big Shot, Square Lattice EF, Eyelet Border Punch (ret), 7/8″ Cotton Ribbon, Neutrals Button, Linen Thread, Sponges


Fall is so my favorite season…but then…winter. I do like the four seasons, but my favorite is the fall! Your card is nice and it is very fall-ish. I like the stamp set and it is perfect for the season. I love the colors and can’t wait to CASE this one..Thanks for sharing. Oh! don’t you just love this ribbon? It is so easy to manipulate, color and stamp on, I really like this one!

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