Thursday, September 19, 2013

CAS(E) this Sketch! {Grateful}

I am totally and completely an autumn person.  I love the cooler temperatures and the crisp air, I love the colors, I love the clothing, I love the high school marching band and the Denver Broncos.  I am {grateful} for everything about fall.

I used this week's sketch from CAS(E) this Sketch! and a big fall leaf to show my gratitude!

Grateful

Funny story - not that any of you need any reason to doubt my complete obsessive side.  The leaf is stamped in Dusty Durango.  A month or so ago, I wrote a post about taking the time to stamp every stamp pad that I owned into an index so I could always choose the best ink color.  I was horrified to realize that I had every Stampin' Up stamp pad back to Mauve Mist and Mint Melody - 113 of them - but was missing one color, a retired color named Dusty Durango.  I'd never missed it - but I was immediately on EBay finding a Dusty Durango pad.  I just couldn't deal with having an incomplete collection! Here it is...I've used it...and it's perfect for my autumn-lovin' self!

This is a great sketch with so many possibilities.  I look forward to seeing you all play along.
  • Stamps: Stampin' Up Wonderfall (leaf), Falling Leaves (sentiment)
  • Paper: Stampin' Up Sweater Weather dsp
  • Ink: Stampin' Up Dusty Durango, Chocolate Chip
  • Accessories: Stampin' Up Naturals Designer Buttons, Linen Thread

23 comments:

Joni nina Andaya said...

This is pretty Kim! So love fall cards :)

Leigh Penner said...

So lovely! Great colour scheme, too!

Leigh Penner said...

So lovely! Great colour scheme, too!

Shannon J said...

I am a HUGE fall fan too! And this Canadian girl is lovin' the maple leaf! Um, of course you had to get that last ink pad (I would have too!!)

Marisa said...

Oh Canada, our home an native land...oops, you got me all patriotic with this fabulous red maple leaf - happy sigh :) LOVE the card :)

snappy scrappy said...

Beautiful card...you crack me up...I would have been on ebay too...I wouldn't be able to stand the fact that I was missing only 1.

jessica said...

This is beautiful Kim!! I LOVE the fun story too.....now you are complete...LOL!!
Awesome job!!

Alice Wertz said...

the red leaf really pops. so pretty, Kim!

Michelle said...

A beautiful fall card! The Dusty Durango color is perfect!

Sheri (a.k.a PaperCrafty) said...

Lovely Autumn card, Kim! May have to CASE this! :)

Happy Dance said...

Your card is lovely! I'm guessing our Canadian friends will adore this too! And you are so funny...but I totally get the missing pad! lol. Bev

Tracey McNeely said...

Kim fantastic autumn card and as one of your Canadian fans I LOVE your maple leaf! Kim I get the ink obsession and yes of course you need to have a complete collection--but I am secretly jealous!

Tenia Nelson said...

LURVE!!! :)

Lisa said...

A perfectly pretty CAS card Kim! The ink pad story is THE best I've heard in awhile!! Of course you MUST have a complete set!!!

Linda Callahan said...

Lovin' the look of that Dusty Durango :)

alexandra s.m. said...

I just LOVE your take on the sketch!
TFS~

cm said...

Another Canadian delighted to see your beautiful maple leaf taking centre stage on your stunning card! Gorgeous! Wow - 113...or rather, 114 inks - impressive! Fabulous card; delightful post - my day is officially brightened!!
c

Bobby said...

I, too, love fall as long as it doesn't lead to winter :), the Broncos (but don't tell the Lions, and your card. The ink obsession I don't get but I'm not a true stamper so that may be why.

Barb said...

Beautiful color. Beautiful card.

Quip1320 said...

I love these colors together. I would have never thought to put them together and they are just perfect! LOVE this!

Kim Heggins said...

Great card Kim...love that leaf and your patterned paper is awesome!

Julie Marshall said...

Wow...love this design with the single leaf. Fabulous!

Lindsey said...

I. love. this.