Sunday, October 26, 2014

Farewell to Fall, Folliage, and the Farmer's Market

My obsession with my hometown autumn beauty continues! However, I feel like I was not giving bushes their proper due! They too deserve a little love! So today the tree tribute takes a turn. I am being inclusive of my pursuit of fall foliage! Here is today's blast of color discovered on 26th St between Nebraska and Jackson Streets.

This weekend signaled the end of our lovely Farmer's Market. What am I going to do on Saturday mornings at 8 am?! I know if I wait a few weeks - that time may be spent shoveling snow! 

Stripped pumpkin anyone?

Picture perfect!

Now THIS guy has character! The gnarlier the pumpkin - the better! 

Wee cabbage! The size of tennis balls!

What the heck???? I had to ask the vendor. These are Turkish Squash. 

Loves me some Snap Peas! 

Am I out of my GOURD?

Keeping with my fascination with fall I decided stay in my autumn state of mind with this card. I am a little bit hooked on this cut away technique from a video tutorial I watched (a few times). I used it previously on some little ghosties (Ghosts Should Not Play on Fresh Asphalt). Expect to see more!
I think all the hand cutting is a throw-back connection to my days of (hours and hours of) playing with paper dolls.

Autumn's Bounty
~Base card - PaperTrey Ink Hawaiian Shores
~Frame layer of darker aqua card stock
~Layer of white card stock
~Taylored Expressions sentiment (Whimsical Wishes set) stamped using aqua ink
~Dollar bin pumpkin stamp - stamped on orange card stock using Stampin' Up Early Espresso and shaded with Copics
~Pumpkin "blossoms" printed on white card stock, cut individually, glued in place
~Pumpkins hand cut in 'frame shape" and "popped-up" using Stampin' UP Stampin' Dimensionals
Inspiration | Challenges
Be Inspired/The Alley Way - color inspiration (love the combination of teal, white, and orange)
Crazy for Challenges - photo inspiration
Sister Act - anything
Sisterhood of Crafters - fall colors

Thanks for clicking by,

Here's to paper dolls, appreciating the bounty and beauty of autumn, and anticipating snow!

Nancy in Iowa


  1. You're going to get arrested with everyone thinking you're casing their homes!!! LOL!! LOVE those beautiful bushes though! So pretty. Keep 'em coming!
    The farmers market - wow - those are some fantastic looking veggies! Love the stripped pumpkins and have never heard of Turkish squash! You may have to try that one!

    Now, on to your card! Fabulous!!! Love the design and the way you shaded the pumpkins with the Copics! Great card for fall!


  2. Thanks so much Nancy for the beautiful Fall photos and your card is AWESOME! LOVE the design and vibrant color! I too will MISS Fall but enjoy the ability to witness the change of seasons here in Ohio!
    Thanks so much for joining us at The Sisterhood’s ‘FALL COLOR’ challenge and please come back again soon!
    one of the 'Sistahs'
    The Sisterhood of Crafters

  3. Hi Nancy! Such a great set of photos & a brilliant project! Thanks for playing in the Fall Colours challenge over at The Sisterhood Of Crafters!
    Good Luck
    Dawn (GDT) xx

  4. Such beautiful photos... and a creative card, too!

  5. Hello my lovely Nancy, how lovely to see what my friends neck of the woods looks like and to see the inspiration behind this card. I love your pumpkin card! Just wish I'd got round sooner to tell you. Xxxx


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