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Friday, September 9, 2011

Happy Fall Y'All!! It's CHALLENGE time!! :)

Yee-Haw!!  It's a FABULOUS Friday!!  The weekend is here, and it's TIME for a CHALLENGE!!  I have just been so pleasantly surprised with the fantastic entries y'all have had over the last 3 challenges!!  I'm so glad that it's something that you're enjoying!!

Before we get to the challenge details, I need to announce TWO winners!!  The winner of the "It's a Jungle Out There" Challenge is:  Carri (aka abusybee)!! Carri has a blog called "DoubleClick Connections" -- She is a GREAT source of inspiration!! :)  I'd love for you to pop over and visit her...  Here is her card!!
Isn't that adorable???  Carri, please email me (scrapbookingwithamy at gmail dot com) with your address so I can send your little goodie out!! :)

I also promised to send a little something to one person who popped over to Brenda's blog to comment on her elephant sign...  That winner is:  Nanette!!  Nanette has a blog called "Nanette's Cards"...  Please hop on over there to congratulate her!!  And thank you, Nanette, for helping Brenda feel welcome!! :)

Okie-dokie -- This time around, I'm challenging you to pull out those FALL COLORS and create whatever your heart desires!!  I recently saw this yummy CAKE at my local Giant Eagle grocery store...  It sure put ME in the mood to use FALL colors:
Your project doesn't have to be a fall project or a CAKE (but it can be if you like), you just have to incorporate fall colors into your project!!  Feel free to make a card, layout, or other art project!!  This week, I have FOUR talented friends to provide some inspiration for the challenge!!  Remember to pop on over to their blogs for more details on their projects -- Be sure to mention that you're stopping over from Love To Crop! so that I can pick another lucky winner for a little something-something!! :)

Onto the inspiration...

Samantha created this beautiful fall card...  Her blog is: Samantha's Cricut Creations!! For more details on her project, please CLICK HERE!!

Peggy Sue created this festive layout...  Her blog is:  ICrea8Cards!! For more details on her project, please CLICK HERE!!

Doris created this fun fall sign...  Her blog is:  My bug & me create!!  For more details on her project, please CLICK HERE!!

Brenda created a darling wreath...  Her blog is:  Creativity in only a State of Mind!!  For more details on her project, please CLICK HERE!!

WOW!!  Didn't they all do a FABULOUS job???  I just LOVE the variety!!  What a creative BUNCH!! :)
 To finish off the "inspiration," I created a "Happy Fall" card...
I started with a 5.5"x4.25" of gold cardstock for the base.  I embossed a 5.25"x4" piece of spiced cider cardstock with the Pumpkins Cuttlebug embossing folder, added a burgundy ribbon and bow, some leaf punchies, some fall-themed stick pins, a few gold Creative Charms adhesive gems, and a hand cut, hand-lettered tag that says "happy fall..."
It's another rainy day here, so I apologize for the odd lighting in my photos...  I'm thankful for the rain since it's keeping everything extra green and lush...  Plus, any rain that we get here is rain they aren't getting in Eastern Pa and New York, where many are experiencing flooding...

Okay!!  It's YOUR turn!!  Show us your take on the challenge and create a card, layout, or 3D project using FALL COLORS!!  The challenge is open until Thursday, September 22nd at 11:59pm EST.  You are welcome to link up as many NEW creations as you like as long as you follow the theme AND include a link to so that others may play along...  I also respectfully request that you do not "backlink" when entering the challenge (linking a project that was posted previous to the challenge date).  Thank you!!  You will need to enter your actual post link (not a link to your entire blog).  To do this, after clicking "Publish" on your post, click on "View Post" and copy and paste the address from your browser address bar into the Linky tool.  If you have questions on how to do this, please feel free to leave a comment with your email address, and I'll be happy to help.

Now be sure to pop on over and visit my WONDERFUL Guest Designers for a chance at a little goodie from me!!  One random comment will be chosen (so be sure YOURS says, "I'm visiting from Love To Crop!")...  Clicking on each name will take you to their projects!! :)


Unknown said...

Amy again your card is amazing. I love the fall colors that you chose and that embossing folder is fabulous. Trying to enable me again? Of course your stick pins are great again also.
Thanks for having me as a guest designer again this week and for making me think outside the box. You are sure inspiring me a lot lately.
I would be honored if you came to see my blog here

Scrappin Rabbit Designs said...

Love your fall card Amy. I have that embossing folder too and just put it out on my table along with a few others to make a fall card myself. Thanks for sharing. :)

abusybee - DoubleClick Connections said...

Great cards! Love all the papers and colors!

Yippee! Thanks for selecting my card from your Jungle Challenge!

Melissa said...

Everything you make Amy is always so beautiful!!

I didn't realize you had a challenge goin on, I am gonna try to enter, congrats to you!

DIANA L. said...

Great card Amy The cake looks awesome
I have something for you on my Blog

Eva Laney said...

oh my Amy, Your card is amazing. I love that pumpkin embossing folder, wow...very nice. I will link up my project tomorrow, as the project I just finished is for the Back to school/Fall Blog hop in the morning.
Eva :0)
I have a giveaway on my blog

Doris P. said...

THANK YOU for allowing me to be a guest designer today! and.... answering my many questions :) I am thrilled to be a part of such an awesome blog with several talented women!! and the card you created is awesomingly awesome!!! LOVE the embossing and the ribbon with leaves is stunning!! like a centerpiece!!

Peggy Sue said...

Beautiful! Love the embossing!!

Pendra said...

Hi Amy... love that cake! What a yummy challenge... I finally got my Cricut I won at My Craft Channel... but they didn't send the mat, so they are shipping that later! I don't think I can wait and will probably go buy one this weekend, then I'll have a spare one when it gets here! I can hardly to wait to join in the challenges instead of being a cheerleader on the sidelines! I have something for you on my site come on over for a visit when you can!
Crafty Hugs,

Nanette said...

I can't believe I won...THANK YOU!
Fall is my favorite time of year and all the projects are great. I'll have to look thru my cards and see if I have anything that will fit the criteria to enter.

Thanks again!

Amanda said...

Thanks so much for stopping by my blog and telling me about your awesome challenge.. All of your DT's projects are beautiful..

Scrappy Hugs,
Amanda :0)

Edwina said...

Hi Amy, I love all the Fall cards and layouts! fall is my favorite season. Thanks for sharing.
I wanted to tell you I finally posted a project on my blog. Thanks for your help. Edwina Brown

Walking on Water said...

You enabler ....wanted to lick the cake! beautiful inspiration and I love your card and the emboss! and your guests did a great job as well...thanks for sharing! :)

Sunshine HoneyBee said...

Wonderful creations to get us in the Autumn season mood & I so want it to be Autumn here in Central TX.
"Sunshine HoneyBee"

Samantha said...

Thanks for having me as a guest designer! I love the embossing you did on your card! I am going to have to look for that folder.


Kathy Salido said...

Amy, I have to say your project is my favorite. I love the colors, the embossing and adore your stick pins!! I cannot wait to create something with my new DCWV Harvest Stack!!

Michelle said...

Thank you for stopping by my blog earlier today... I'm a new follower here. I will be entering your fall challenge. More then once!!!!
mpetrovich23 at yahoo dot com

Shelly said...

Awesome projects! Thank you so much for the challenge!

ShersL84bed said...

Beautiful projects. Now, where's my piece of cake? :-P

Smiles Sher

Janet said...

Almost missed this one glad i stopped by and started looking around your site (looking for some fun ideas) and found your challenge. Your DT are amazing craftwers as are you and your card gave me an idea for the hp I am participating in this weeked. TY so much.
Big Blog Hugs! *Janet*

Sunshine HoneyBee said...

Entered a 2nd entry - my Autumn ATC.
"Sunshine HoneyBee"

Lisa said...

Your card is so amazing, Amy! I will be linking something up soon! Stop by my blog when you get a chance...I have an award for you! :)


Suzanne said...

So many amazing projects. Love the challenge and love all the Fall colors. I have been very busy with Fall projects even though I leave in California.

Claire Spielman said...

Wow Amy, not only is your card super terrific,love the purple ribbon & the embossing, but, that CAKE is to die for!! Where's the coffee? Thanks for being so sweet with all YOUR comments & support. I did submit the Fall page and linked up. Claire

Kelly S said...

Your card is simply gorgeous, Amy! I love the embossing, and the ribbon and stick pins are fabulous. I have linked up my fall project. :)


Lisa T said...

Fun challenge! Great projects. I especially love the wreath and the embossed card.

Sherrie K. said...

Wow..the projects are just awesome! Amy, I love your card. The embossing looks fabulous and I love those stick pins of yours:)Beautiful! Fun challege:) Thanks!
Sherrie K

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