Sunday, November 10, 2013

Leaves for Lunch

Ever have one of those cards that you "finish" even to the point of taking a photo and making an envelope? And then it just glares at you from the "file this pile"... Well there was just something 'off' about this card. So...I plucked it apart for a 'mulligan'. I should post a 'before' photo but I deleted it. Yes! It was JUST THAT BAD! 

So...not sure this is mega-better. But trust me - it is BETTER.  As I'm typing this I'm wondering...what if you think THIS version is an ugly-to-the-bone card? What if you are thinking..THIS is a DO-OVER? How UGLY was the FIRST version?

Then I got to wondering - why in the heck did I choose leaves to put in the basket... Who does that? Why didn't I choose the wagon from the Taylored Expressions' A Bushel & A Peck. Who rakes up leaves and puts them in a picnic basket?! Maybe some crazed vegan squirrel???!! While I was plucking it apart I should have redone the image. I guess this poor card never had a chance.

You will just have to trust me...this is MUCH better than the first version. (Even with the leaves in a picnic basket.)

Thankful for Colorful Leaves
~Base card Stampin' Up card stock
~Strips of DCWV Indian Summer Fall Glitter Matstack
~Strip of coral card stock topped with more of the same Indian Summer collection
~Circle die cut and two smaller circle die cuts
~Leaves embellishmen (plucked from a silk bunch of stems)
~Image stamped and colored with Copics
Ladybug - photo challenge/inspiratrion
My Sheri Crafts - fall, thanksgiving
Stampin' for the Weekend - autumn/fall colors
Pile it On - tools (Cuttlebug, Spellbinders scallop circles - 2 varieties, punch card)
Creative Knockouts - punches/die cuts

Thank you for clicking by and for tolerating my 'mulligan' and not laughing too hard at my "picnic".
Nancy in Iowa


  1. Love all the pretty fall colors - still laughing though about your comment about the vegan squirrel - thanks so much for joining us this week at the Pile it On Challenge

  2. Your 'card story' is just too funny -- LOL!!! I'm from IA too, Nancy, though I left m-a-n-y years ago now. I think your card is a lovely celebration of Fall and your leaves are beautiful!!! Thanks so much for sharing with us @ My Sheri Crafts!!!

  3. Nancy, you have never done an ugly to the bone card!!! LOL! If you want to see something like that though you just have to talk to ME!
    I love the leaves in the basket! So Fall-ish and just very pretty. Also like that DP you used and the design! Great card!! Oh........and a vegan squirrel????? LOL!!!

  4. It's a nice card, we all have cards " to do over" but this nice. It 's indeed a little bit strange the leaves in the basket, but ok, it will do. Thanks for joing us at the challenge of the Creative Knockouts. XX Marijke.

  5. lovely image! Thank you for sharing with us at Stampin for the weekend and joining in our challenge, we hope to see you again!

  6. Beautiful Thanks for join us at pile it on. We have started a new challenge today. Hope to see you back this week! Kimberly dt

  7. Very pretty card!! Lilia DT, Creative Knockouts

  8. How pretty! Wonderful job with this card and love love those leaves

    Thanks for sharing with My Sheri Crafts


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