Monday, September 20, 2010
My how quickly summer fades...
It seems like yesterday we were gearing up for Memorial Day weekend. This summer has FLOWN by. I purchased mums today and mulled over pumpkin options at a roadside farmers market. Over the weekend, I purchased my first flowering cabbage. I admired one years ago in Alexandria, Virginia. John and I marveled at how it still looked so beautiful in decorative pots along the sidewalk in late December. This year I am going to try my hand at raising one and hope to have beautiful green and red foliage well into November.
Even though I have dusted off the autumn decor and planted a few fall flowers, I can't seem to let go of summer. It just seems too soon to let such a good friend leave. So in honor of the changing of the seasons I decided to pull out one of my first Gina K. Designs sets and whip up a card. As you can see, I stayed true to the red, white and blue of summer. The red and white designer paper was actually one side of a Christmas paper I had left over and just hated to throw away. It seemed like the perfect fit for this card. The topiary contains a mixture of black eyed Susans, roses and maybe a little grape hyacinths... probably a little late in the year but I liked the effect! Happy Monday to you and grab a little dose of late summer sunshine this week before fall makes it's presence known...
Card Stock - Georgia Pacific, Bazzill
Card Stock - Image - Gina K. Pure Luxury
Designer Paper - Bo Bunny - Tis the Season Snowflakes
Stamp - Image and Sentiment - Gina K. Designs - Lord of the Season by Nina Brackett
Ink - Image - Memento Tuxedo Black
Ink - Background - Memento Summer Sky
Ink - Sentiment - Memento Lady Bug
Ink - Coloring - Copic
Punch - Martha Stewart
Die Cut - Spellbinders - Small Labels
Ribbon - Offray Red Satin 5/8 in