Thursday, September 20, 2012

Golden Days & Good Times



Day by day, vivid green hues slowly turn to yellow and then bright orange, possibly with a touch of red or crimson. The air is cooler, the jackets and jeans emerge...These are the golden days, the golden days of fall. A sparse time here in Wisconsin to enjoy, as soon those pesky white flakes will fall.

The Craft's Meow


I'm delighted to be showcasing a fall set that I designed for The Craft's Meow, Golden Days. The set features larger leaves with a fun detail, but today I'm featuring the small leaves included in the set, and straying away from that golden palette to show how diverse this set can be! I simply stamped a series of leaves onto patterned paper, drew in the veins and stitched a few lines to ground them and the sentiment.


Kaitlyn Ord also has a fun set debuting this month, called Good Times. This set is absolutely perfect for Project Life, and for cards! I stamped the banner from the set onto patterned paper and then added one of the many unique sentiments from the set as well. The banner was then adhered to some patterned paper and a die cut bird and branch came to rest on it for some additional interest.

The Craft's Meow is featuring all the sets for the September Release this week. Be sure to stop by the blog to comment for your chance to win these two sets!

19 comments:

Lynn said...

Yet again...click add to cart. The leave images with the flourishes are stunning and I love the smaller leaves for sweet little borders. Stunning...I'm in awe of your design skills Karen.

~amy~ said...

LOVE your new set Karen!

both of your cards are awesome!

Laurel said...

Gorgeous cards!

Annette said...

Karen these are gorgeous...Love the fall card and the one with the bird is just gorgeous...love them both

Erin (Homemade Cards by Erin) said...

Wow, love the bright colors on the second one. and the embossing or is it paper on the first one???

Brenda said...

Both cards are fabulous. I love the simplicity and elegant feeling of the "Enjoy" card. The leaves are just perfect.....I'm back from the Cat's Meow and I love, love, love your larger leaves as well. The detail adds so much interest. What fun!

Brenda said...

Ah...that's suppose to be CRAFT's Meow...no sleep and a migraine does that to me.

Marlena M. said...

I really love your color choices and textures here!

Jingle said...

These are absolutely fabulous!

Miriam Prantner said...

You did it again! Another great new set of stamps, love how you've showcased the leaves on the first card and the bit of stitching, and the second card is just beautiful.

Maria@Crafty Cre8tions said...

Oh - I adore the first card!!!!!! The chevron background is great!

Love the stitching too!!!

Rose said...

love the leaf card!!! you rock the cas girl :)

your second card is beautiful

Larissa Heskett said...

I LOVE your BEAUTIFUL creations!! THANKS for sharing and have a FABULOUS WEEK!! =)

lostinpaper said...

Both your cards are gorgoeus! Those stamped doilies and bird are the perfect match Karen!

jen said...

Can't wait to see more of your lovely leaves! And your second card is so dreamy!!! Love!

Lynnda said...

how can I not LOVE these fall cards... beautiful!!! hugs...xoxo

Alice Wertz said...

adore the simplicity of the first card and the warm colors on the second one. such different styles and you did them both so well! i think you are a great writer. that first paragraph is so beautiful! =)

Lisa said...

Are the no ends to your talents Karen! Beautiful designs!

Bethany S. said...

gorgeous cards Karen! I love the lovely CAS design of the first, and all the pretty medallions on the second. So happy that you are going to be in the Lawnscaping blog hop too! I've been enjoying creating for it!