Sunday, September 16, 2012

Tueday Morning - Take Two

If you caught my blog last night, you know that I made a card to enter in the Tuesday Morning Sketches challenge, but forgot about the requirement to make a fall card. This is my second attempt, but I'll have to come back later today and tell you about this card. I pinky promise to do that.

OK, turns out that I was able to get back to this sooner than I thought. However, before I go into the description of my little card, let me share with you that this card has caused my sweet Hubs a bit of heart ache. A good many years back, I bought a very nice, expensive glue gun that came with various nozzels that I could switch out to allow for different flow. I have searched my craft room high and low for over a year trying to find that glue gun kit (it stores in a nice little plastic box). Every time I've needed to use my glue gun, I've had to resort to using the one that has only one permanent nozzel which always seems to be too big for whatever I'm doing. OK, hang with me a little longer. I AM getting to the heart ache part. Tomorrow is my birthday, and after listening to me fuss about the glue gun for about a year now, my sweet Hubs figured he had the perfect birthday present for me. Have you figured out where this story is going?

I wanted to use one of my leaf rubber stamps as background for my Magnolia image on my little card. Now, you have to invision that I have a gazillion stamps all stored in clear plastic boxes neatly labeled as to the type (birthday, flowers, leaves, etc.). While hunting for the stamp that I wanted, I found the long lost glue gun. My Hubs was so disappointed as he figured out that present over a month ago when he heard me, once again, fussing about my glue gun. Bless 'em little heart.

So, on to my card. I started with a tan base and layered terra cotta card on top. I cut the four rectangles from a stripy paper that came in a small 5x7" Halloween pack that I picked up a couple years ago from the dollar bin at Target. I then stamped two leaves (Personal Stamp Exchange) using terra cotta ink (Adirondack dye ink) and fussy cut them. I adhered the leaves using foam dots for some dimension. I then fussy cut my little Tilda by Magnolia stamps and adhered her atop the leaves.

There is a lot of orange, brown, gold and dark green on this card which definitely reminds me of the fall colors here in Georgia as the leaves start to change. We had a terribly LATE fall last year, but it looks as if this year is going to be on schedule. I can look out over our property and already see reds and golds.

Well, it was in the nick of time, but I did manage to get a card ready for Tuesday Morning Sketches. Shew! You can see the required sketch on my previous post (Stocking Full of Elf).

Challenge: - Sketch plus fall


  1. This is gorgeous,love the image and fabulous

  2. Adorable fall card! Thanks for playing along with us this week at Tuesday Morning Sketches.

  3. Gorgeous Autumn card Jenee, and poor hubby, it does take most of them months to figure out our hints, subtle or not, and get something right, and only to be shot down in him..just ask him for the money...go

    Luv CHRISSYxx

  4. Jenee! this is just wonderful! Love the panels and the leafs behind her!
    Give your hubby a huge hug and thank him for knowing you so well! Takes a real man to see the details of your interests!

  5. I loved your story! I'm sorry about your hubby, but you gotta love him for having his heart in the right place. Glad you found your glue gun. I have one just like what you're describing. I don't find that I use all those different tips though. Your Tilda is adorable! Thanks for joining us at Tuesday Morning Sketches.

  6. This is have colored Tilda beautifully! Thank you for playing along with us at Tuesday Morning Sketches!

  7. Awww, what a sweet, thoughtful husband! And, your card is beautiful! I hope I'll be able to color an image as well as you have one day! Thanks so much for joining us at Tuesday Morning Sketches this week! Hope you play along again!

  8. What a sweet hubby!! And a sweet card too! Thanks so much for sharing it with us at Tuesday Morning Sketches!