Sep 05 2011

Fall Fun Blog Hop! C’mon Along!

Hi there!   Welcome to the Fall Fun Blog Hop!   A group of online buddies decided the holiday weekend in the U.S. would be a GREAT time to get inky together,  so we’ve put together a fall themed blog hop to inspire you as the autumn approaches.   As you meet our stampy bloggers today, you may discover that some have goodies for you, so be sure and visit everyone on the list.  We have hoppers from all over the globe today, and they are amazing artists!

Thanks for visiting us – grab yourself a nice fall beverage and enjoy!

Eeeeeeeeeeps! I’m so excited!!   Here’s the complete list of our fabby blog hoppers today:


Lydia Fiedler 

Libby Hickson

Kim Williams

Michelle Single

Lee Murphy

Sara Henton

Yapha Mason

Lisa Adametz

Jimmi Mayo

Jeanne Streiff

Bev Gerard (you’re here!)

Shannon Oellrich

Dana Keith

Joan Ervin

Maren Benedict

Teresa Kline

Hannah Clark

Dina Kowal

Wanda Cullen

Korin Sutherland

Taylor Usry

Monika Davis

Harriet Skelly

Kim Schofield

Cathy McCauley

Mary Marsh

Julia Aston

Bridget Finlay

Alison Habetler

Leslie Hanna

Sue Farrant

Michelle Hanway

Misti Oblander

Judy Rozema

Jenna Barber

Tammy Hershberger

Eva Dobilas

Kerri Michaud

Cheryl Navarrete

Neva McMullen

Marianne Baugher

Samantha

Cindy Wallach

Are you ready?!   … … Here we go!!

I’ve opted for a totally Fall Creation today.

Surely that’s no surprise, as Texas is still battling the 100’s in temps.  Now don’t get me wrong … I am NOT a snow lover – not even close!    LOL   I suppose in terms of temperatures, I’m a “moderate” — not tooo cold —- not tooo hot!   😉      Welcome to the Summer of “extremes” in the U.S.A.!

There you have it!   My first “fall-themed’ card for 2011!   Believe it or not, all three “leaves” were each uniquely colored .. different colors  were highlighted in each leaf.    I must say that this is one of the fascinating and endearing elements of paper-crafting;  every piece is unique … duplicates can be difficult to achieve without using a photocopier.     Such is art itself!

BUT Wait!!! I have an Uh-Ohhhhhh! I happen to have a duplicate Halloween stamp from Rubbernecker.com right here in my possession.    Nope .. this was not intended … but surely I do not need 2 of the same Halloween stamp!    Sooooooooooooooo ... I will personally make a random draw from all non-duplicated comments on THIS blog post between Monday, Sept. 5 , and Thursday, Sept. 8.     Details:   Any and all single comments will be entered in my personal random drawing for a Rubbernecker Halloween Stamp!   Yep … I accidentally ordered a duplicate  –  so darlin’s ….. you each have a chance at bringing it home!    My winner will be chosen from those who post on “this” blog post.   Obviously … I need to be able to see your email addy in order to contact you in the event that you should win!      (Surely y’all know that drill by now! )

My Anniversary falls within all of these dates … so just in case Mr. Tex whisks me away somewhere  …. {do not fear … I would faint at the very least!!!!} …. I would email a stampy buddy and give her permission to update this post with new details!   haha

Let me just say … there are sooooooooooooooo many incredible stampers participating in this hop that you would be very well-advised to just keep on hoppin’, my friends!    Your next “official” blog stop will be at Shannon’s blog . Remember to leave a bit of love at each blog along the way!
Here’s to an inspirational blog hoppin’ day for each of you!

Thanks a buncha for sharing a moment of your time here with me today!

Card Recipe:

STAMPS:   ‘Leaf Set‘    SKU:868 869 870 SO (Rubbernecker.com)
INKS:   ShinHan Twin Touch Markers = YR21, YR23, YR24, YR33, GY175, R2, R14;  Memento Tuxedo Black;   VersaMark
PAPERS:   Neenah Classic White, SU Cherry Cobbler, GK Pumpkin Spice, Basic Grey “Ambrosia” dsp
ACCESSORIES:  clear embossing powder, heat tool, dimensional foam tape. MS border punch, dew drops

75 responses so far

75 Responses to “Fall Fun Blog Hop! C’mon Along!”

  1. Korin says:

    Wow, Bev! This is GOOOOOR-JUS!!!! What a lovely Fall creation!! Your coloring is amazing and those leaves are so realistic! I am so glad you are participating in the hop today!

  2. LOVE those dew drops, but more so how you colored those leaves!!! WOW!
    wannastamp at gmail dot com

  3. sue w. says:

    what a great fall card…..love the leaves. thanks for the chance to win halloween stamp.
    stamping sue
    http://stampingsueinconnecticut.blogspot.com/
    stamprsue@aol.com

  4. teresa kline says:

    Bev, this is stunning a true fall masterpiece….Happy Fall!

    enjoy *~*

  5. Wanda Cullen says:

    Whoa…these leaves are FABULOUS!! I’m so glad I’m not the only one who orders duplicates – lol! Your goof is our gain! Happy Labor Day!

  6. Brenda meier says:

    I love the season of fall. Your card is gorgeous.

    Brenda

  7. Cathymac says:

    Gorgeous, Bev! Love the leaves, the beautiful warm colors, and the papers! Thanks for the chance to win a stamp…have a wonderful Labor Day!

  8. Jenna Barber says:

    Bev, my sweet and helpful friend… your card is PERFECT!! SO up my alley!! I LOVE Fall and I LOVE all the beautiful colors you used in your leaves!! They look so rich and filled with color!! I am most certainly hoping for a festive fall!! Love, love, LOVE your card my friend!! Thank you again for all your help last night! You are so sweet!! Oh, and Happy Anniversary!!~

  9. Judy Rozema says:

    Love those dew drops! I always forget about using them – they look fabulous here. Your leaves are gorgeous, Bev! What a beauty~!

  10. Yapha says:

    Oh my wow! Those leaves are absolutely spectacular!! What an amazing card!

  11. Joan Ervin says:

    Hey sweet thang….those leaves are absolutely gorgeous!!!! Love how they are tumbling down your card and the sentiment looks awesome!!! I know what you are doing…trying to get some cooler weather coming your way….well, Ms. Bev..it just might work…LOL!!!

  12. StampinCathy says:

    WOW! This is one AWESOME and inspiring FALL card!
    Happy Anniversary! I hope Mr. Tex is planning a romantic day for the 2 of you.

  13. Chelle says:

    wow! beautiful card!! the leaves are beautiful & don’t look the same to me at all!

    happy anniversary!

  14. Gorgeous coloring! And yeah, stamping is FULL of surprises. You just need to say, “I meant to do that.” and move on. :)

  15. Hannah Clark says:

    Oh my goodness! This is so beautiful! I just love the vibrant colours on those leaves! Gorgeous card!

  16. vicki doyle says:

    Love love love the leaves — they are gorgeous! And they don’t look identical, just similar 😉

  17. Kerri M. says:

    Hey Dirty Sistah! This is GORGEOUS!!! I just love the way you colored those gorgeous leaves, and what a wonderful design! I will keep my fingers crossed that your dear hubby decides to surprise you this year:) Happy Anniversary sweet Bev!

  18. Samantha says:

    What a beautiful card. Love it! Happy anniversary!

  19. Kim W. says:

    Gorgeous card! The coloring is stunning! Happy Anniversary, Bev!

  20. Oh Bev!!!! Those leaves are breath-taking!!! The touch of dew…LOL…yep, dewdrops…such a perfect accent!!! I hope you get some true Fall temps and relief from the heat soon! Don’t worry….I’ll keep the snow! LOL

  21. Billie says:

    I was looking for samples of Halloween and Christmas cards when I came across this beautiful fall card. I love sending and receiving homemade cards so much. I have one friend who makes her cards. She always sends me a fall card, so I think I will make my own version of this one to send her. I spend all my spare time looking at card making sites. Thanks

  22. Misti says:

    Gorgeous card!! Love the colors!!

  23. Michele J says:

    Wow! The coloring on your leaves is nothing less than stellar! Thank you for sharing your card. I need to expand my Copic collection so I can try this. Truly awesome card.

  24. love the card! your leaves are wonderful

    okami0731[at]gmail[dot]com

  25. Julia Aston says:

    Yikes! what wonderful leaves Bev! love your leafy border with the sentiment entwined too!

  26. Bev I LOVE how it looks like your leaves are glowing – So pretty! I wish I could send you some of the flooding rains we are getting in PA, I really do.

  27. Jean Cross says:

    Bev, those leaves are treeeeeemendous, pardon the pun. Seriously, were they done with copics? So beautifully done and the bold, fall colors work so well. Wish I had a favorites button. Maybe you’ve put it on SCS!

  28. Bridget Finlay says:

    Hi Sistah!!! Your fall card is totally BEV – bright and beautiful! Those leaves just JUMP out and scream “fabulous fall” I love your sentiment too, Bev – talk to you soon!

  29. Bev, your card creation is SO very lovely!!

  30. Monika/buzsy says:

    Gorgeous card Bev. Love the rich colors, the leaves… the border punch is perfect! :o)

  31. Lydia says:

    THUD!!! Did you hear me fall out of my chair when I saw those leaves?? they are STUNNING!!

    I never would have thought to put that nice little green/gold on the vein in the middle – it’s just beautiful!!

    Squee for your anniversary!!! Maybe he’ll take you to STAMP SALADO!! HAHAHA!!1

    Love ya! Thanks for hoppin! :)

  32. thanks for the chance to win your halloween stamp and you did a great project.

    wheatley_jan@hotmail.com

  33. Shannon O. says:

    I LOVE this card. The color details are amazing! You are very talented!

  34. Harriet Skelly says:

    Hi Bev! I absolutely love this gorgeous fall card!! Happy anniversary! My anniversary is ont he 13th and will be 30 years! I hope you get whisked away somewhere cooler than where you are now! Hugs, Harriet

  35. Alison H says:

    WOWEE Bev.. those leaves are stunning!! Amazing card!

  36. Oh wow – those leaves are fabulous! Fantastic job coloring them!

  37. I love, love, LOVE! Your amazing leaves! Great way to inset your sentiment!

  38. Susan Weatherford says:

    Your leaves are amazing! This is a great card!

  39. Stunning Bev! What a beautiful creation!

  40. Janet Swofford says:

    Yor card is beautiful! The leaves are gorgeous and I think they each look unique like real fall leaves:-) Thanks for sharing and for the chance to win the Halloween stamp! Happy Anniversary!
    Inky hugs,
    Janet
    janet@swofford.com

  41. Gail L. says:

    Beautiful leaves…..and I love the border punch! That is a border punch right!?

  42. Gini Cagle says:

    Love your fall leaves. I’m ready for it!
    hugs,
    Gini

  43. Oh my WOW!!! This is breathtakingly GORGEOUS!!! I love your beautifully colored autumn leaves and that BG Ambrosia paper…actually, there is nothing I *don’t* love about this card. It’s just amazing. Hope you & your Mr. have a super Happy Annviersary. :)

  44. lisa808 says:

    OMGosh, your leaves are absolutely gorgeous. Beautiful coloring and card. Happy Anniversary! p.s. I’m no snow lover either.

  45. Neva says:

    Bev this is one fabulous turning fall leave card

  46. silvia haynes says:

    Fabulous card!! LOVE the way you colored the leaves!!

  47. mary marsh says:

    this is a beautiful fall card bev-love your leaves and your coloring is goregous-for being a texas girl-you captured the look of fall in western, pa(lol)!!

  48. Judycs says:

    Autumnal Awesomeness! I love your creations. Thanks so much for sharing.

  49. Sara says:

    GORGEOUS!!! Love the coloring and details!!

  50. Julie Carlisle says:

    Stunning! Happy Anniversary, my friend!

  51. Linda Carson says:

    Oh I love the bold, rich colors of those leaves! I like that each one is unique…they should be! Beautiful artwork!

  52. angie says:

    Your card is amazing with all the different dimensions and colors.

  53. YAY!!! for fall colors! My favorite time of the year… and this card has all the right colors! Lovely card!

  54. Jan Garber says:

    Your leaves are absolutely amazing! I lived in Texas for 5 years and said the same thing! LOL! Where did I move to? Phoenix – friggin- Arizona! HAHA! Hang in there, it HAS to get cooler, doesn’t it?

  55. Marsha D says:

    Love your card. The leaves are beautiful and I like all the dew drops.

  56. Babe O'Mara says:

    What a beautiful Fall card. Love the colors. Thanks for a chance to win, and Happy Anniversary to you and your hubby.

    Babe
    youiesmom@att.net

  57. Wish it were warmer here in Alaska! Pouring rain here too but I do love seeing the fall leaves and your’s are superb! TFS!

    Kris in Alaska
    funamom at yahoo dot com

  58. karenladd says:

    Oh wow, your card is just gorgeous….it practically glows!!! Happiest anniversary to you!!

  59. Shartl says:

    This card is wonderful. I love, love, love the colors and die cut border! Oh yes, and happy anniversary!

  60. Wow! This is just Gorgeous! Beautiful fall leaves and love the fun cut border too! So Pretty! 😎

    Hugs
    Shannon

  61. Kittie says:

    Bev, This is gorgeous!

  62. Jimmi says:

    VERY beautiful card!!

  63. Carol E says:

    Love the colors in your card very nice. Thank you for sharing it.

  64. Linda Weber says:

    Oh Bev – I love the leaves especially on your card. I live in WI and we have those beautiful maple leaves every fall! You did an awesome creation! Hugs, Linda vweber@mhtc.net

  65. Carol E says:

    I forgot to add my email – madoke@sc.rr.com

  66. Marilyn Nimmo says:

    LOVE your card. the leaves are GORGEOUS!

  67. Rose Ann says:

    This is a most-gorgeous fall-themed card, Bev!! Your leaves look totally amazing, and I just love everything you’ve done to give the perfect fall feel!!

  68. Wow, This is GORGOUS!!!! Your coloring is amazing and those leaves are beautifully realistic! Thanks for the chance to win. berniescraftcloset@gmail.com
    Praying for Texas!
    Blessings Bernie

  69. Vicki says:

    WOW!!! Look at THAT~ Your colouring is AMAZING!

  70. I can’t even begin to imagine dealing with those hot temps but we are starting to see some colours on the leaves here on the east coast and your pretty card with the colourful leaves you have created are spot on!
    Happy Anniversary and thanks for sharing ! :)

  71. What a lovely Fall creation!! Your coloring is amazing and those leaves are so realistic!

  72. This is gorgeous, Bev — love the colors!

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