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Welcome. My name is Lisa and I live on a farm in Northeastern PA. I have a wonderful husband of over 30 years and two fabulous sons. One with a wonderful wife and another with a wonderful girlfriend. I have a 6 year old granddaughter and an 4 year old grandson. We have a dog, two cats, and 5 horses. I started into this art as a possible scrapbooker until my good friend Lou Ann (SCS Crooked Stamper) invited me to a Stampin' Up party. Now I'm hooked. We had to turn a room of our home into a craft room for all my stuff. Then I needed a second craft room and did classes. Then I decided to open an in home store using three more rooms of our home. Between Lou Ann (Crafter and IT department) and Mary Ann (Crafter and Jewelry department) and a few other friends, I'm having the time of my life!!!!

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

F&F Love the Fall

Hi All,  Happy Fall.  Here in NE PA the mornings are crisp & clear and the leaves are turning.  What a beautiful site.  Today the sun is shining and a gentle breeze is blowing.  The fleece sheets are on my bed and the comforter makes a cozy nest.  Linda (The Funkie Junkie) over at her Frilly & Funky Challenge Blog has made a fabulous card to inspire all the play along with her Fall into Fall Challenge.  Time to mix those vibrant rich tones and the earthtones of the season.

I started by die cutting the wreath.  Then I went through my dsp and came up with an some old SU called Autumn Meadows.  I had just bought some Mini Tag Canvas Pieces and wanted to see how ink would look on that.  I thought it came out pretty good.  Next, into my bag of goodies from The Funky Junkie Boutique.  I came up with that pretty brown lace and some colorful twine (she wraps it around old brown clothespins.  It's so cute).  The two leaves laying in front of the card were gifts from Linda for an order I made.  The image is from a scrap of material from Farmhouse Memories located at 148A Harristown Road  Paradise, PA near Lancaster.  She has an incredible shop with so many cards made using material which are fantastic and quilts like WOW!  If you're ever in the Lancaster area, it's worth the stop.  Just check her hours.  I attached it to a single sided adhesive sheet and die cut it with a Spellbinders Circle.  The leaves were punched and colored with Distress Inks.  I then wrinkled them up to look better.  Add a couple buttons and a brass chicken (don't ask why) and WaLa!  Love the Fall.

Stamps:  Hampton Art "Give Thanks"
Paper:  SU Very Vanilla, Early Espresso & Autumn Meadows dsp
Ink:  Tim Holtz Distress Inks:  Brushed Corduroy, Mustard Seed, Spiced Marmalade, Fired Brick; Ranger Archival Vermillion
Accessories:  Buttons, The Hearthside Collection-Chicken; Brown Lace; Twine
Tools:  Maple Leaf Punch, EK Success; Oak Lead Punch, Marvy; Canvas Tag, Maya Road; Memory Box Grapevine Wreath


  1. Well, the chicken goes with the barn! I love how the wreath circles the barn scene...beautiful and just the right card for this time of year.

  2. Outstanding! Gorgeous scene and color scheme.
    Hugs, Dangina

  3. this is gorgeous, I adore the fall theme....sweet grandchildren too...hope you have a fabulous week!

    enjoy *~*

  4. A country farm is the best way to see the colors of Autumn! Wonderful card!Thank you so much for playing along with us at Frilly & Funkie this fortnight!!!

  5. How beautiful! Love the way you framed that center image and your wonderful fall colors. Thanks for sharing with us at Frilly & Funkie!

  6. I love it! what a neat way of framing your main image. Your coloring is fantastic and thank you for stopping by my blog!