Monday, September 14, 2009

Autumn Leaves - Kitchen Sink Monday

I so look forward each year to the arrival of cool crisp autumn days. They aren't here yet in Texas, but I'm beginning to see signs that they are finally on the way!

I created today's card using 3 Step Autumn Squirrel and Big & Bold Swashes by Kitchen Sink Stamps. The leaf frame was stamped on Kraft paper and the squirrel stamped on Barely Banana, cut out, and matted using oval Nestabilities. I distressed the edges of the ovals and mounted them on dimensionals. I used the Martha Stewart loop corner punch and copper glitter domes to add detailing to the oval frame.

Stamps: 3 Step Autumn Squirrel and Big & Bold Swashes by Kitchen Sink Stamps

Papers: Chocolate Chip, Soft Suede, Barely Banana, and Pumpkin Pie by Stampin' Up

Inks: Real Red, Pumpkin Pie, Summer Sun, Marigold Morning, Kiwi Kiss, Soft Suede, and Creamy Caramel by Stampin' Up

Embellishments: Copper Glitter Domes

Tools: Oval Nestabilities, Martha Steward Loop Corner Punch

If you haven't joined in on Kitchen Sink Crew Challenge #17, there is still time!! I've seen the new releases that are being given as prizes, and I promise, you are going to love them!!

Stop in on the rest of the Crew today and see what they have cooked up for you!!



I'm packing up my stuff and heading to Georgia this week for the Kitchen Sink Chef in Training Event! I can't wait to meet and stamp with those of you who are registered!! It's going to be a great day!!

Remember when ordering from Kitchen Sink Stamps, promo code LYNN10KSS will get you a 10% discount on your purchases!!


  1. Love the squirrel! he looks just like all the squirrels outside my window!

  2. This is just so very adorable Lynn! Love this little guy, and the vintage feeling to this card!!

    I hope you have a wonderful birthday, my friend!! Hugs!!

  3. What a wonderfully warm card! I love how you arranged the leaves behind the squirrel. Beautiful!

    Happy Birthday to you my Sink Sistah! I hope you have a most fabulous week and a wonderful weekend stampin' your heart out!

  4. Wow!! Lynn, this is absolutely beautiful!! Love the oval frame with the decorate touch and the background!!

    Happy birthday and have a great weekend trip!!

  5. Happy Birthday Lynn! Such a beautiful combination of colors and images. He looks great framed over the fall leaves! See you soon!

  6. Happy Birthday Lynn. This is the perfect card for this time of year because this is all I have seen in my front yard. These little guys are in a last minute frenzy to collect all they can for wintertime. Hope you have a great time at the KS event.

  7. Happy Birthday Lynn!!!!! Hope you have a wonderful day! :)

    Your card is FABULOUS!!!! Love the fall frame around mr. squirrel... and the decorative corner punch for detail! GORGEOUS!!!

    See you in less than a week! Yeah!!!! :)

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  9. Love it Lynn that squirrel is darling!

  10. This is a very different card. I love the vintage look and the squirrel is so cute. The colors really caught my attention. Great job.

  11. Oops! Forgot to tell you "Happy Birthday!" Have a great day!

  12. I love fall - there's just something about the autumn leaves!

  13. And birthday blessings to you, too!

  14. What a beautiful card Lynn! That squirrel is just so great and I love your fun swirls and leaves! Hope your birthday was just fabulous!! :)

  15. This is just gorgeous, Lynn...I love the KS squirrel amd how you added the flourishes and leaves behind the medallion...sooo AWESOME!!!

  16. You did a wonderful job making that squirrel look dimensional and realistic. Lovely card.

  17. This is fabulous, Lynn! Love how you framed the squirrel with the leaf images. Hope you have a great time in Georgia this weekend!


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