September 22, 2015


Incredibly, tomorrow is the first day of fall! There are so many wonderful aspects to this time of year. Among them, of course, is the proliferation of Farmer's Markets and roadside stands offering fresh farm-grown produce and flowers. 

To me, this image of an old pickup truck laden with a heavy load of apples is the epitome of the season.

In sharp contrast to what we in the Midwest are about to be treated to in the next few weeks, namely a luscious show of gorgeous colors, I wanted to keep this card fairly monochromatic. 

The colors I chose were Crumb Cake, Early Espresso and touches of Cajun Craze.

I ran the oval on which the truck image is mounted through my Big Shot inside the beautiful Woodgrain Embossing Folder. I then sponged the edges liberally with Early Espresso ink. This adds lots more dimension and character that the embossing alone can offer. 

And, I love the way one of the apples from the baskets in the back of the truck rolled out to add a little spark to the sentiment -- which was punched with the Washi Label Punch. I love that punch!

I am entering this card into The Paper Players challenge for this week, a Clean-and-Simple Challenge in which entrants were to create a fall scene:



  1. That is so cute! I have that truck too, now to try one. I saw my first leaves changing this morning. Don't get out much any more.

  2. You are talented and creative. Thanks for sharing your creations with us.

  3. I love the woodgrain embossing behind your oval diecut Linda - it really does add interest and texture to your monochromatic card. Thanks for joining us over at The Paper Players this week!

  4. This is so cute. Love it. Linda @Crafts a la mode

  5. Such a simple and beautiful card. Thank you for sharing with us at #HomeMattersParty. We would love to have you again next week.

  6. OMG this is ADORABLE! I love it!! So cute! :)

    Thanks for joining Cooking and Crafting with J & J!

  7. I love the old truck and the apples...very fallish! Thanks for Sharing on My 2 Favorite Things on Thursday...Hope to see you again this week. Pinned!

  8. Thanks so much for linking this up at the Bewitchin' Projects Block Party. It is so cute and fallish I needed to stop by and take a peak. You do lovely work and I just love this card! Thanks again and have a great week. Hugs, Lisa

  9. Charming! Looks so good! Pinned and tweeted. We truly appreciate you taking the time to be a part of our party. Please stop by and party with us again. The party starts Monday at 7 pm and ends on Friday at 7 pm. Happy Sunday! Lou Lou Girls