Monday, September 21, 2015

Cool Weather musings

I love the fall. The days are full of sunshine and happiness and the evenings are crisp and cool. This kind of weather makes me feel like nesting. One side of me wants to snuggle under a blanket while sipping warm cider and listening to the crackle of a roaring fire. The other side of me wants to cook...yes you heard me right. Cook. Maybe some slow-simmered soups, some white bean chili or a company pot roast full of leeks, potatoes and carrots in a wine infused gravy. Can you smell it!

This time of year also brings out the "Holiday" in me. I'm pulling out my all purpose fall decorations. You know the one's that can be used from September thru November. The every growing trove of pumpkins and gourds, fall leaves, and table dressings that will carry me thru to Thanksgiving but are the perfect color for Halloween. I call these boxes my multi-d├ęcor boxes. They come out in late August and don't get put up until the weekend after Thanksgiving.

Ah yes, the weekend of Thanksgiving. Black Thursday and Friday. I don't venture out, I'm home nesting, preparing and planning for Christmas. I can tell you that I pull out the decorations but I can't say the house is done that weekend. It's like a work of art, it takes time to layer and contemplate where my next decoration will go. I arrange, arrange again and do a final re-arranging until everything is just so...perfect in my eyes.

Which brings me to a card that I just finished. I played with it and toyed with it. And re-arranged it multiple times. I finally found my mojo and now I think it's perfect. A one of a kind work of art. Hope you like it too!


Here's the tools to make this card (Note: I used the Soft Suede Marker for the Pine Cones)

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