Thursday, October 22, 2009

It's Hip to Be Square! +Dream in Color Blog Candy!

Well, if you're feeling a bit like a square trying to fit into a round hole, join us for this week's Stamp Simply Square Challenge! After all, "It's Hip to be Square!" Mmm hmm...

I just received Cosmo Cricket's 6 x 6 Nutmeg Mini Deck...what a gorgeous pack of Autumn papers! They just begged to be paper-strip pieced together to form my squared off background! Piecing strips makes for a special background, lending an almost quilted appeal.

Spellbinder's Assorted Leaves dies and Stampin' Up's Photo Corner punch finish this very simple, mailable, and FUN design!
Now for the Dream in Color blog candy: Please leave a comment on this post describing your favorite Autumn tradition...I will chose a winner Monday, October 26th at 6 p.m.
What will you win? Well, a 6 x 6 Cosmo Cricket Nutmeg dp pack, a CuttleBug Moroccan Screen embossing folder, Inkadinkadoo Season's Greetings clear stamp set, and numerous little extras!
Best wishes to all!

Be certain to check out the rest of the Stamp Simply Design Team's creations:







Barb Schram (filling in for Jennifer Buck)

and October's Guest Designer: Amy Rohl

Thanks so much for stopping by! Have a wonderful weekend!









48 comments:

Carole RB said...

Hi Deborah!

Am I the first to comment? #1 doesn't often win!!!!

You have a yummy blog candy. Thanks for giving us a chance to win.

My favorite automn tradition is to go pick some apples on a varm sunny day. This goes with the picnic and a car drive

Carole RB said...

Oh my....

Correction: autumn trad.... and warm sunny day

Kathie said...

I love the quilted look of this card!!

Well ... my favorite autumn tradition, of course you must know!! A trip to the UP to see our dear friends and enjoy that beautiful area!!

Rebecca Ednie said...

My favourite tradition is to stay inside curled up under a blanket with a cup of hot chocolate! I am not an outdoorsy person unless horses are involved and I can't ride anymore because of health issues :(

Julie Koerber said...

Fun and colorful all rolled into one!

valken said...

I have to say going to get wood in the woods for our stove. Both my sons still enjoy it and do it for their homes now.

Anonymous said...

Hi Deborah, Your "Hip to be
Square" card is beautiful....so
colorful. Autumn can be a spec-
tacular season.

My favorite fall activity is going
for a ride with my husband to look
at all the beautiful leaves that
are changing color. We do it every
year.

Thanks for the chance to win all
those goodies.

Sherry in MI

Anonymous said...

My favorite autumn tradition is the raking of the leaves. We have huge trees in and around our yard and once the leaves start falling they can be pretty intense. It's fun though, for hubby and I to go out and rake them up!

Thanks.

Diana Downey
pddowney@sbcglobal.net

Anonymous said...

I love to walk through the woods and kick up the leaves ( and throw some, too).

Thanks for the chance to win.

Martha
Marthamh2 at aol dot com

missy said...

What a beautiful card! The colors are just awesome!
My favorite autumn tradition is to take walks to see all the changes that are happening!! Plus my birthday falls at this time and my Mom always fixes me my favorite dinner! Plus Thanksgiving is special because all my family gets together at my Mom's & Dad's house! So I get to see family that I haven't seen in awhile!
Thanks for being so generous!

Gvendalen said...

You have a yummy blog candy. Thanks for a chance to win.
My favorite autumn tradition is walks with children in park.
Hugs

Grace said...

Hi Deb! Wow this card just jumped off my reader at me! I am such a quilt lover anyway and these wonderful colors are perfect! Love your square card! Our favorite fall activity is to take a trip to the mountains and drive along the mountain roads viewing all the fall leaves, stopping for apples and pumpkins, having some hot cider along the way... it's something I look forward to every year! I hope you have some wonderful color still... ours is still just beginning! Have a blessed weekend!

Barb(GrandmaUpNorth) said...

My favorite fall tradition is raking the leaves then watching the grandkids jump in them! Doesn't get better then that!! Loved your card with the quilting effect. So pretty!

Carla (cmsuto) said...

Hi Deb! Your card is so beautiful! Looks just like a real quilt! The DP is so warm!
My favorite autumn tradition is taking a drive to see the changing leaves then stopping for hot cider on the way back. The leaves are just starting to turn here - it's going to be spectacular!
Thanks for the chance to win the wonderful blog candy!

STAMPING SAM said...

I live in a small town and I love to drive down main street with the older mansion type homes. Very old Maple trees line the street and when the sun is shining (not today!) it just glows with the orange and yellow leaves! Gives me a happy feeling! TFS sharing candy!

Karen said...

Love your card and the papers! I love the "quilted" look ... just forget to do it.

Anonymous said...

This is gorgeous fall paper - great, bright colors.

My favorite fall tradition is taking the kids to the local orchard to pick apples and choose pumpkins. Also in close running for favorite is watching them jump in the leaves.

Rachel
rkendall@insightbb.com

Jean said...

Hi Deborah,
Love your card it is so colorful just the te Autumn season.
What I love to do is just be in my car and driving no where in particular and seeing all the beautiful colors of the season. It just makes you think how wonderful life is....

Stacy said...

My favorite fall tradition is picking apples and then spending days making applesauce, pies and cobblers for the rest of the year. Well, in the midst of the work I don't always love it, but when I pull out that fresh apple taste in the treats prepared, all the warm feelings of fall return.

Tammy Hershberger said...

Beautiful card, Deb! That Nutmeg paper is fabulous!

terriavidreader (IN-USA) said...

What a beautiful, bright card! Love it. And love those papers too. I would love to win. My favorite fall thing is Hot Cider! Every chance I get.

PatS said...

The best thing about Autumn is driving around viewing all the beauitful leaves/colors throughout the month of October. Each trip is different but so beautiful. Great card design.

HighDesertGal said...

Our favorite tradition is going to Dixon apple orchard to get multiple varieties of fresh apples and cider.

Barb Schram said...

Oh...what a great idea using all the nutmeg papers, Deb! I'll definitley have to try that! Have a great weekend!

Barbara said...

LOVE the way you pieced that paper, Deb!!! And those leaves just set it all off!

Stephanie said...

What a pretty card! One of our favorite fall activities is going to the pumpkin patch. Fun things for the kids to do and a beautiful drive out of the city.

I would LOVE to win your fabulous blog candy. Thanks for the chance to win.

Little GTO said...

My favorite autumn tradition is to look for beautiful autumn leaves for the table decorations with my granddaughter. Sam is now 15 and we still do it. Sammi and I have been doing this every year since she was a toddler. Grandpa and Sam rake the leaves into piles then bury each other! Thank you, thank you, thank you for the wonderful memories!
Sharon L
sharon.lemon@sbcglobal.net

Hilda said...

Gorgeous card, and a great offering of blog candy!

I love to get in the car and drive around looking at all the glorious fall colors. Another favorite thing is our local Pumpkin Roll and fall festival. Hope the weather's nicer tomorrow - it was already rescheduled once!

Sam said...

My favourite autumn tradition??? Hmmmm, I think that it has be fireworks - if only because my birthday is on the 7th November and two days after Bonfire night!!! I just love fireworks and standing there all wrapped up against the cold! ;-)

Linda said...

My favorite autumn tradition is carving pumpkins. We started when my boys were 3 and 6, inviting our new neighbors over to share dinner and join in the fun. Even when the boys got to those "teenage" years, they made sure we were still getting together with the same friends for dinner and carving. Now the boys are 21 and 24 and I think this will be the first time we will not be together to carve.

Anonymous said...

My favorite season is autumn so there are lots of good traditions but right now I would love to be reading a good book and sipping spiced apple cider.

Nice card, I love the colors! Good candy, too. Thanks for the chance to win.

annesatx said...

Favorite autumn tradition? Hmmm. I guess doing some baking and cooking comfort foods would have to be it. Pumpkin pies -- yum!

Anonymous said...

I couldn't remember my goggle password so I posted as anonymous but didn't sign my name so I will add it here.

Thanks,
Nancy C

jaymack said...

We love leaf peeping and picking apples to make apple sauce. Yum!
I love this DP.

Darlene said...

I love your warm quilted looking fall card. One of my favourite things to do in Fall is taking a drive to see the gorgeous array of colour as the leaves change.
Thank you for the chance to win this great blog candy.

Marie B. said...

Beautiful card Deborah! My favorite part of fall is going to all the local Harvest Fest celebrations...lots of good food and crafts! Thanks for a chance to win!

Shelly said...

My favorite autumn tradition? Running through just raked leaves and strewing them about the lawn again. :)

Thanks for the chance to win.

Beverly S. said...

Beautiful card....such rich colors. :)

I love everything about autumn. The colors of the leaves changing,
hot cider on a cold night, that first fire in the fireplace, going to the pumpkin patch, baking apple breads and pies from all the apple trees, seeing the little "trick or treaters," football games, and on and on (but I'll stop here.) :)

Thanks for the chance to win the awesome blog candy too. :)

Traci M said...

Your fall themed quilted card is so bright and cheerful and cozy just like a quilt!!
My favorite fall tradition is driving through the mountains and side roads to view the changing aspens in Colorado Rocky Mountains, sometimes saving a couple of the leaves to do something special with later!

JoAnn said...

I love the colors in your card because that is my favorite thing about fall is the colors. When I was a child my Mother would always tell us about the changing colors in the leaves and how God created all this beauty. I'm making a long story short. But now that I'm grown and a Children's Church Dir. for several years at the same church in a small southern town, every year I take the children on a nature hike and we collect all kinds of pretty leaves, pincones, sticks and even a few rocks. It will amaze you what those children come back with sometimes. Then we all gather around a table and I tell a story about the greatness and beauty of God and his creations. Then we all make animals and all kind of things by putting things together we found in a nature hike. You would be surprised how a child can pich up a leave and a pinecone and make the things they do. They really look good. The children look forward to this every year. I have a few kids that have out grown the children church age and they still go on the nature hikes with me. This has become a tradition now for about 8 years.

Janine said...

Oh my Deb... This is just beautiful!!!

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the chance to win!
I love to find new crafts to use
with the leaves as they change
color and fall. I press them,
and stamp fabric or paper with
them, and decorate with them.
I hate to see them disappear!
Thanks! Diane H.

Charlene Merrick (LilLuvsStampin) said...

Beautiful autumn card, Deb! The Nutmeg dp is so pretty.
Hubby and I love walking on the pine-covered path in our woods in the fall and inhaling the rich earthy smells of the fallen hickory nuts, the leaves, and the pine trees.

dotygirl said...

Great chance to win blog candy thanks and love your cards.
My husband and I love to pick our apples and make apple sauce and freeze it. It's usually an all day fun time. It brings back great memories through out the year each time we eat it.

Ronda C. said...

I love pumpkins. My husband and I have been growing them for a couple of years now. I love going through all the ones we have and deciding where to put them - on the deck, on the porch, by the steps. I also take some to work for my friends.

Ronda C.

Bonita said...

My favorite autumn tradition is to take a trip on a sunny day and stop at all the farm stands along the way for pumpkins, gourds, squash, apples and all the other fall harvest goodies. Thanks for your blog and the offer of great blog candy.

PatsyB said...

My favorite holiday tradition is what my DH calls the "Pulling of the Woolies". MOre simply it is the pulling out of all our sweaters and winter wear! Here at the beach it's not a big deal since I don't even own a coat. Our lows are probably in mid 30s at best. But since we both love sweaters, we make a big deal and pull out the wine and have a good time going through our Woolies!

Amy said...

Love the intensity and warmth of the colors, and what a fun card to boot!