Sunday, September 25

What a wonderful weekend

Well, after dedicating my weekend to family, friends and blog hopping....I just got into the mood to craft.  It was nice to chillax with the kids and the hubby.  Not really doing anything stressful or too demanding.  Lounged around most of the weekend,  took in the sights from some great blog hops, watched a few movies, and stayed in my comfy clothes (you all know what I'm talking about....LOL)....

So I picked up my challenges list and found some inspiration to craft again.  Now, I have to warn you, my picture taking abilities are not up to par...I should have gotten my dd to help and after I posted them, I noticed my sentiment tag was hidden under the strip of buttons....oops...

I started with Kraft cs as my base
Fall Paper is Harvest Holiday by Cloud 9
Sentiement (digi) is from Sentiemental Sundays blog by Raindrop Echo Designs
Tree is from Graphically Speaking cut at 2 1/4"
Ink used is Studio G (emerald green, olive green, and indigo)
Buttons and Ribbon from stash

It was fun to try to keep it simple for a few of the challenge entries, but it does appear that I need more practice.  Maybe if the card was just all Kraft and no designer paper???  Sorry, just thinking out loud (or in type to be politically correct).  

I also adore the leaves on this paper.  Did you know that it is the Oak Tree that bears Acorns???
This paper reminds me of something I learned a long time ago.  I don't recall who taught me this, but years and years ago I was told how to identify a White Oak Tree from a Red Oak Tree.  The Red Oak Tree has pointed shaped leaves where the White Oak Tree has rounded shaped leaves.  I was told that I could always remember by using this thinking:
The Red Man shot arrows (My Native American Ancestors)
The White Man shot bullets (My Eastern Ancestors)
That has stuck with me for many, many years. I even Googled it to be 100% positive before posting this tidbit of knowledge.

Here are the challenges I would like to enter with this card:
(VERY LOW ENTRIES...and Jenn is offering up some of her amazing Clay Roses to the winner...head on over and join in on the fun!!!

and even though, I am not entering this into Challenge #34 at Less is More, I did use the sketch for inspiration!!!

I hope you enjoy what you see and I always welcome comments and advice!!!


  1. This is so gorgeous, Jessica! Wow, I love your beautiful design! So creative and awesome! I am quickly stopping by to say hi and apologize for not being able to visit much this week or next. Things are crazy here and as soon as they quiet down at the end of next week, I'll be back around to see all of your amazing projects! Have a great week my sweet friend! :)


  2. Thanks you so much Jessica for your sweet comment and please copy away!! Thanks for helping us spread the word!!

  3. Nice card Jessica... I like the chilax word and no I did not know that the Oak trees is the one that bears the acorns... now I do! and like the analogy ..Red vs White man.
    ..look at all the challenges you have entered (I always had a hard time doing that)

  4. Nicely put together. Thanks for joining us at Paper Cutz. NancyD

  5. Nice easel card! Great papers! Love the tree!

  6. Wonderful Fall card...awesome job!

    Great to have you joining in on the fun for the Challenge at Come and Get It this week!


  7. That oak leaf paper is beautiful and the button strip just right for your easel card. Thanks for the tree ID tip, I never knew that. Thanks for playing along with Tuesday Throwdown this week.

  8. Pretty!! So glad you joined us at Cricut360 this week!

  9. This is gorgeous! Thanks so much for joining our Fall Colors challenge at Just Some Lines. :)

  10. great autumnal card. Thank you so much for entering our challenge at ALLSORTS this week, good luck & hope you’ll join us again!
    Hugz Fleur xXx

  11. Love your Easel Card. Thanks for joining us at Cricut360.


  12. very nice job on our challenge. Don't you just love easel cards. Thanks so much for taking part in the week's Come and Get It Challenge Blog.

  13. Hey Jessica, I like the paper you used on it. It's not a clean and simple card, but it's great anyway. Thanks for joining us at Come and Get It.

  14. Very Beautiful Card! Thanks so much for joining us at Cricut 360!


  15. Beautiful job!!! Thanks for joining us at Cricut 360!

  16. Your card is very pretty. I like the colors you used! Thanks for joining us at Cricut 360.


  17. fabulous card, the colours are lovely

    thanks for joining in with my "Keep it Simple" theme this week at Allsorts


    Amanda xx

  18. Nice easel card. i love the way the buttons catch the edge of the card when it is standing. Thanks for playing along with us at Paper Cutz.

  19. Great easel card! Love the papers you used!! Thank you for sharing you card with us at Paper Cutz Challenge!!!!! :)

  20. Thank you for playing with us in our "Fall Colors" challenge at Just Some Lines! :) I had never heard the way to tell red & white oak!

    Love, Laura

  21. this is gorgous

    thanks for joining us at just some]


  22. Oh this is beautiful!
    Thanks for joining the Just Some Lines Saturday Challenge :)


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