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...

Lori

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

Comments

Tam said…
Looks great! I thought it was a Christmas card til I was reading through your post. LOL I'm so sad at how short fall is. One minute the leaves are green, just barely changing, the next thing you know it's full color then it's all over so quickly.

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