Monday, September 29, 2014

Autumn Greetings-BBTB2 Challenge


Hello my crafty friends, I hope your Monday is off to a wonderful start! It was a beautiful weekend here in Central PA. I can't believe we are in autumn now and boy because of our cool weather we have had all summer, our trees are really turning early. By our usual peak we probably won't have any leaves. Not sure what old man winter will bring, but I'm already dreaming of next spring. lol 

Ok you know if it is Monday then it is time for a new BBTB2 challenge. But first we must say good-bye to our sweet design team sister, Jaren. Jaren had a baby about a month or two ago and has other children to care for, so she must be a mommy and give up her designer hat for now. She also is an amazing cook and has a great food blog. Check it out, there are amazing recipes there. Ok, now onto the challenge at hand.

 Our talented and sweet Michelle gave us the challenge of using a squirrel or a nut on a project. Well I wavered back and forth and finally decided to go with just an acorn. My card is a pinterest inspired by a couple of cards. I used Art Philosophy for my banners, circles and the acorn. I used a tiny punch to punch out my cute teeny tiny leaves. I inked up everything but my card base with distress ink, Walnut Stain. A little twine bow on my acorn and some sequins and I called it done. My banner papers and acorn papers were snippets so I will have to go check to see if I can play at the playground this week. 

I hope you will go check out what awesome inspiration my design team sisters have for  you and then come on and get crafty with us and make a project using a squirrel, nut or both and link up with us! As always thanks so much for stopping by and sitting a spell with me today. Now I'm off to bake pies and mow the grass. My kitchen and mowing duties are never done. lol Crafty hugs, Brenda




Jumping over the pond to play in the Snippets Playground this week where you get to play just by using your snippets!





29 comments:

Sheila H said...

Brenda, your card is so pretty. The banners are awesome - the papers are a nice mixture of colors and patterns. The acorn is darling. The tiny leaves, sequins and twine are perfect embellishments.

Mayra Duran-Hernandez said...

Adorable , in every way !!! That little face is perfect !~!!! Gorgeous design Brenda !!!
Hugs,
Mayra

Lisa said...

Oh my gosh, this is so sweet, Brenda!! That face is adorable!! I love the design of this - the banners and sequins are awesome!! What a fabulous fall card!! There are a few trees around here that are already full color this early. Some don't look like the leaves are going to be very pretty...just brown before they fall off. I'm dreaming of next spring already, too!! Have a great day :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

Maarit at Violets Corner said...

Such an adorable card, love it!

Warm hugs
Maarit

MaryH said...

Just over visiting some Snippeteers and saw your delightfully cute card. Oh YAY! Love this image and the way you've added those banners as a backdrop. A perfect fall card and so very cheery too. Terrific embellies. WTGo! Hope your day goes great. Hugs & TFS

Anita in France said...

How cute, Brenda ... the trio of banners is fabulous as the background to this adorable, happy little acorn ... so fun! Anita :)

Liz said...

What a cute card! Perfect for autumn. xx

KT Fit Kitty said...

What a sweet fall card! I love that little smiley acorn! Your banners are awesome - love the leaf paper!

Sharon said...

Oh my gosh Brenda!!! Your card is awesomeness for sure!!! I am loving your acorn with it's wonderful smiling face!!! The little leaves and papers you used are great. :)

moknowsall said...

love the little acorn with a big bright smile to pass along to someone. I've been gone for a while and see you have been very busy on your blog, in the kitchen, and crafting. Go Brenda! My vacation was to NH, VT, and MA. and yes the leaves were turning early up there too - good for me!!

Maureenn

Sue - said...

Pretty cards. I love the smiling acorns!

Stephanie said...

Brenda, I love this card. I'm really into banners at this time. Love the way you used yours. Great way to highlight your cute acorn. A really feel good card.

Tina Campbell said...

Super cute card Brenda, we've had lost of these fall this year and the chestnuts the yard has been very busy with squirrels. Yep starting to see the changes in the mountains not all green anymore a bit of yellow mixed in with the trees. It was a beautiful weekend though. You have a great week :)

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

Great banner background for this happy little acorn!

Sarah Mabery said...

That acorn is super cute. And I really like the layout of this card. As I was looking at this card, I though, gee I really like that leaf pattern paper and then I realized that it is a paper I have and haven't used because I didn't really care for it. But seeing it on your card, I'm now thinking I might need to go use it.

Caroline said...

Awww Brenda, this is such a cute acorn/fall card. The acorn has such a cute happy face. The papers are so pretty and I love the card design. I feel the same about mowing grass, too.

Sue said...

I love this Brenda!! that image is so cute and love your banners. I love all the colours of Autumn but not really looking forward to the cold of Winter LOL much prefer watching that from inside but Ollie loves the snow:) lots of huggles and thanks for all your comments on my blog ..Sue xx

Bonnie said...

Such a happy looking acorn! Love those little leaves and the papers you've used! And the stitching around your circle is perfect!

vic said...

Love your acorn Brenda it's just so cute and the colours look fabulous :)
Hugs
Vic x

Irene said...

A beautiful Autumnal card Brenda.
And what a brilliant little acorn with such a cheeky face.

Thank you for your kind comment on my blog.

luv
irene
xxxx

Di said...

Love this Brenda - a perfect Fall card! And the acorn is just so, so cute too :)

Hugs, Di xx

Katrina Brown said...

This is adorable, Brenda!

Brenda in IN said...

This is such a fun card Brenda. I love his little happy face. That's a great choice of background papers together and cute little leaves.

Irish Cherokee said...

An excellent fall card. The colors and papers are perfect. Love that acorn. Your design is excellent and the design is as well. - Jim

Anonymous said...

What a super fun acorn on your snippety card. Hugs Mrs A.

Carol L said...

That's got to be the cutest acorn I've ever seen! I adore his smiling face and as soon as I saw it I had to smile too! I love the papers, leaves and cute little twine bow! In this nice weather our grass is still growing too! I'll bake the pies, but I don't do lawns! LOL

The Queen (Laura) said...

Oh my goodness, the acorn's face is so cute! I love the papers you've used for the banners. Fabulous job! Don't work too hard my friend!
Lots of Hugs,
Laura

jimlynn said...

What a fun and happy little acorn! LOVE the big banners on here and those colors of fall. LOVE your card Brenda!
Lynn

Karen Petitt said...

I so love this one! What a gorgeous image and he/she is so stinking cute! Love it, love the leaves, love the papers - a fabulous card Brenda - thank you for sharing it with us Karen x