Thursday, October 7, 2010

Stamp Simply Back to Nature

It's that Stamp Simply time of week once again!
This week our challenge (ssnotime160) is "Back to Nature."

My go-to designer paper for this challenge just had to be 7 Gypsies "Conservatory," available at the Stamp Simply Ribbon Store.
This paper is absolutely appealing to me in every way!
Sharon is selling it in both 6 X 6" and 8 X 8" pads.

I layered up different patterns from the Conservatory pad with chocolate cardstock, distressing edges for a worn look. The birthday sentiment tag is JustRite's "All Occasion Nested Sentiments," stamped with Memento Rich Cocoa ink.

May Art's chocolate Brown Pleated Ribbon along with May Art's Natural Twine (both the Stamp Simply Ribbon Store) adds a border with an unexpected mix of textures.
A fluffy feather along with a vintage button add the finishing touches to this week's nature design.

Head over to the rest of the Stamp Simply Challenge Team's blogs to see what they have come up with!

Sharon Johnson and the Stamp Simply Ribbon Store

Jerri Kay Jimenez: A Touch of Grace – October Guest Designer
Deb Neerman: Paper, Ink, Scissors & Stamps
Barbara Anders: Paper Pursuits
Jenny Gropp: One Krafty Kat
Janine Orchard: 2bKrafty
AJ Otto: The Willow Garden
Barb Schram: Explore. Dream. Discover

If YOU decide to play along this week, please link up with Mr. Linky over at Sharon's blog!

You may have wondered where I have been for the last couple of weeks...we were very fortunate and honored to have my husband's cousin and wife from Finland visit us for their first trip to the United States...we so enjoyed Kauko and Raili's company!

Kauko and Raili

Lake of the Clouds, Porcupine Mountains State Park,
Upper Peninsula of Michigan

Have a wonderful Autumn weekend!

Thanks so much for stopping by!


JoAnn said...

It's amazing what YOU can do with a pad of paper. Beautiful. Glad you enjoyed your visit and the picture of the Porkies is awesome...just like I remember from childhood.

Sharon (notimetostamp) said...

Great to see your Finland visitors and that GREAT autumn photo! LOVE your card and I had to laugh -- not ONLY did we use the same pad, same size, we used the same sheet!!!! Too funny!!!

Karen said...

A beautiful creation Deb. And wow, that scenery is absolutely gorgeous! I miss seeing that!

Deb Neerman said...

What a gorgeous creation, Deb! I love the vintage feel and all the distressing you did. And such beautiful DP!

Thanks for sharing your photographs ... I love looking at fall foliage ... I really miss it here in So. Florida.

Hope you have a fabulous weekend!

Holly AKA KopyKat said...

First off, beautiful card, thanks so much sharing, it's so inspiring. Second thanks so much for sharing the beautiful pic's of the leaves turning on all those trees. I love fall in a place that really does fall well. We just don't see to much of that here in Cali.

Jerri Jimenez said...

This is absolutely stunning Deb, love those papers! So happy you had a wonderful visit with your family, your pictures are so gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous!

Joan Fricker said...

Deb, your card is stunning. I love that feather.

Oh my goodness the beautiful trees truly are a piece of artwork by our heavenly Father. What a great background for your families picture. Love it.

Janine said...

Beautiful card and amazing photo of the trees!

Susan said...

Oh, so wonderful, Deborah. The pleated trim, twine and the feather all compliment that gorgeous paper. And those pics of Autumn in your area are stunning. I would love to visit Michigan this time of year!

Barbara said...

Simply perfect in every way, Deb!

Jenny Gropp said...

Your card is a WOW card.... so beautiful and the delicate feather.... just perfect!!! Hope you had a great visit!!!!!

Traci S. said...

Oh Deb, I love the card. I love things with birds and their eggs. Please, do not be offended...but I really like the look of the autumn trees that our Mighty God designed!

Aren't they magnificent?!

Thanks for sharing your card, too!

He IS Able!
Traci S.

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