Thursday, September 2, 2010

Fall Fest Day 2

This set is a really special one. My friend Lindsay and I use to throw a huge "fall fest" at my parent's farm every year. We would work all day getting things ready for a bonfire, smores, fall games, and music. Here's one picture we took a few years ago (notice my hair is very blond and I'm holding the camera out to take the picture).
When I started to illustrate this set it really made me think of those fall fests and how thankful I was for such great friends. So do you want to see some sneak peeks?

For my card I just had to use some fabric! There is a larger background building stamp, that I thought would look great on some fall textured fabric.


The leaves in this set are graphic in nature, making them perfect for creating your own backgrounds. Tomorrow I'll be showing you my favorite leaf out of the bunch and the background I made with it!


Do you want to check out what the Design Team made? These girls totally rock.

Well hello gorgeous! Don't you just love the colors, the leaves, the ribbon? And did you catch the cool border bunch at the bottom? Dana's details on this card are just flawless!
Karen's cards never cease to amaze me. I am constantly thinking "Why didn't I think of that?" and this card is certainly no exception. She has taken one of the leaves, stamped if four times to create a medallion effect, and accented it with one of the other leaf pieces. And don't you love her use of the Vintage Pink Glimmer Mist? So cool.
Paulina sure knows how to rock the light pink (I'm so jealous). These soft colors and her super cool background vines are just so pretty. And did you notice the other Practicing Creativity stamps she used? There are two... can you find them?

Go check out these girl's blogs for more details!

We'll be back tomorrow to show you more with this set, and we've even created some sketches for you play with!

But before you leave let us know what your favorite thing about fall!

27 comments:

Shaz Wall said...

I love the colour the leaves turn here in souther Ontario in Fall. I also really like celebrating birthdays. We have 7 birthdays in the Fall. So we have lots of fun together.

Cynnie said...

Nice work by all....Fall, it is already getting brisk here,,,I hope it stays that way:) I love everything about Fall.
Cynthia Schelzig

FLEUR de Lo said...

I LOVE THE STYLIZED LEAVES!!!!!!!!! Beautiful set!
I love the crisp cool air of fall. It's so refreshing after hot, hot summers. The only thing I don't love about fall, really, is that it never seems to be a long enough season.

Aimes said...

Oh yay! I was right!!!! Oh I just love fall (or autumn to us over here!) the thing I love the most are the colours and the comfort food LOL! Warm stews and lots of hot chocolate!
You've really excelled yourself with this design, girlie! LOVING the graphic nature of your stamps!
Hugs,
Aimes
x

emily said...

courtney - LOVE the new set!!! I miss fall fest :) seriously...this is such a great set!!!

Julie Campbell said...

Oooh! Looks like another great set! :) I love the look of those leaves on the fabric. Mmmm!

Handmade Creations by Stephanie said...

Gorgeous cards!!!!

Christina said...

I love the way you stamped on the fabric, and the graphic style of the leaves is so refreshing. I can't wait to see more!

Jocelyn said...

fall is my absolute favorite! love those leaves!!!

Laurel said...

Love the new set from what I see!

Emily Keaton said...

My favorite thing about fall?? So hard to choose!! Fresh-off-the-trees apples, crunching leaves, vibrant colors everywhere!! What a beautiful set--thanks for all the great inspiration :)

Ayana Posadas said...

Great cards! I love those leaves! :)

Amy Heller said...

Courtney, this looks adorable!! Love it!

Amy said...

Love the colors of fall....that's my favorite part and the cool weather! What a fun set this looks to be!

craft-princess said...

Oh these look great! My fav thing about Fall is the cooler temperatures and the changing color of the leaves! Fall just feels cozy to me!

Julie E said...

Oooo I am liking these! My favorite thing about fall is the smell in the air - dried leaves and just a bit of crispness in the breeze!

Karolyn at Paper Therapy said...

OMW - these samples are amazing!! I especially love the banner one. And I am in LOVE with the font you're using on your sentiments lately. AWESOME!!

Erin (Homemade Cards by Erin) said...

What fun, and always great to see the DT use them in such different ways.

Lillian Child said...

Applejack Days in Nebraska City - every fall it's a destination our family doesn't miss - nothing better than fresh picked apples - unless, of course, it's homemade apple pie, apple cider, caramel apples, apple butter, apple fritters. Okay, I should just stop now (grin).

Kim Wilson said...

Ladies these cards are AWESOME :) I normally dont like fall because I LOVE summer but this makes me want fall to come! I do LOVE halloween though! Only good thing besides the pretty leaves about the weather getting cooler!

Alice Wertz said...

wow! LOVE the fabric stamped background! fabulous card, Courtney!!

Lee Anne said...

I love the colors and the cooler weather of fall. It's my favorite time of year.
Your cards and the DT cards are beautiful! I can't wait to see more!

Lisa Petrella said...

My favorite things about Fall are the cooler temperatures, the colorful leaves on the trees, and the way the air smells so crisp and fresh!

Love this set, Courtney!!!! It's awesome!

jen said...

So fun!!!
I love the crispness in the air & the changing color of the leaves!!!!

alexandra s.m. said...

Beautiful set!
Congrats to all!!

Vera W. Yates (Ling) said...

The DT really rocks with their amazing cards! So many inspirations! I can't wait for the cooler weather of fall!

AnitaRex said...

My favorite thing about fall is nothing. Joking I hate the back to school time to be honest but I do enjoy the fall activities! And new wardrobe shopping for the kids and me, they always grow so much over the summer it's a must which makes it guilt free!