Friday, September 9, 2011

Happy Fall Ya'll

Good morning

***If you are looking for my Festive Friday's card, please scroll down***

 welcome to another day of challenges over at Love to Crop.  Amy sure has kept me busy the last couple of weeks.  I was asked, just yesterday, if I could come up with a Fall project...oh boy.  I, of course, couldn't say no because I had been thinking about this project for a while now anyway, but I worked until early this morning on this...and I am tired...but I do love how it turned out.

Okie-dokie -- This time around, Amy is challenging you to pull out those FALL COLORS and create whatever your heart desires!!  She recently saw this yummy CAKE at her local Giant Eagle grocery store...  It sure put HER in the mood to use FALL colors:

Your project doesn't have to be a fall project or a CAKE (but it can be if you like), you just have to incorporate fall colors into your project!!  Feel free to make a card, layout, or other art project!!  This week, she has FOUR talented friends to provide some inspiration for the challenge!!  Make sure you pop over to her blog and check out the inspirations.   When leaving a comment, be sure to mention that you're stopping over from Love To Crop! so that she can pick another lucky winner for a little something-something!! :)  She gives out some super cute paper packets...I know, I've won one before...
So onto my creation:
I started with a chipboard circle cutout with my 
E-Craft and wrapped it with raffia and lots of hot glue.
I created the hanger with the raffia also
I really like the look
Most of you know that I am a Penny Duncan
stalker...I just love her flower cuts and you can
find this Hibiscus cut here.  She also has an 
excellent video tutorial there...
Now I pretty much followed her directions to 
a tee in making the flower, except I didn't have 
the stamens she used and my misting didn't 
turn out as vibrant as hers but I am still very 
happy with the way my flowers turned out.  
The stamens are from old silk flowers 
that I had laying around.
Cup your flower and hot glue around it.
It was so late last night while I was finishing 
this project that I did not cut the leaves for the
Hibiscus, but rather used some old silk leaves
that I also have in my stash.  From being a flower
designer I have so much of this stuff it's amazing.
I just hot glued the handmade flowers to the leaves.
I added a sheer ribbon with pearls to the top
and added 2 stick pins.
Now the stick pins I did a little differently 
this time.  I added tiny silk flowers to the 
stick pin also, these were the flowers 
that the stamens came from.  
Love how these turned out.
And here is my wreath.  Sorry for the bad 
picture, but it was 2:30 this morning when I
got it done and the lighting was bad and I was 
tired...I think I mentioned that before...

Now remember to hop on over to Love to Crop with Amy 
and create something with Fall colors to enter into her challenge.
  • You may enter as many NEW projects as you would like as long as they fit in the challenge theme.
  • Please include a link to so that others may play along.
I also linked this over at Craft Junkie Too TGIF...check out all the inspiration 


  1. Hopefully you'll get some rest after making this beauty. Stopping by from love to crop

  2. How beautiful are you projects, great job!

  3. OMG I absolutely LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE this wreath!!! The color of the flowers are GORGEOUS!!!! This is a piece to save for sure!!!!! What a beautiful wall hanging it would make!!!!!! I'm so honored you like my file and tickled to see this AMAZING creation from you!!!!

  4. "I'm visiting from Love To Crop!" Great Wreath, You really did an excellent job here.
    Eva :0)
    I have a giveaway on my blog

  5. from one guest designer to another - your wreath is stunning!!! I LOVE IT!!!!! for being tired - you rock!!

  6. how cool! the wreath is awesome and the cake looks fab too!

  7. Brenda, you did a GREAT job on this wreath!!! It's beautiful!!! I should have this hanging on my front door... LOL!!!

    Wonderful job as usual, my friend!

  8. Wonderful wreath & like the cake. Thanks for stopping by my blog to comment on my Zoo Gorilla scrapbook layout.
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"

  9. Beautiful wreath Brenda! I hope you catch up on your sleep tonight. I'm stopping by from Love to Crop!

    nanettemt at yahoo dot com

  10. Oh my goodness, Brenda -- When I saw all the steps leading up to the finished wreath, I was just WOWED!! :) Golly-goodness!! I'm sorry, but when I see the finished project, I have to tell you that sleep is OVER-RATED!! LOL...

    Those flowers are simply amazing... I am not off to figure out how you got all that texture on them!! OH OH OH - And I simply LOVE that you added silk flowers to the stick pins -- I think you just inspired me!! :)

    Amy :) at

  11. I'm hopping over from Love to Crop! Your wreath is beautiful!

  12. That is beautiful! I love fall and I am a wreath fanatic so I may just have to give yours a try! Happy I got to GD with you on LTC!!

  13. Thanks Brenda, for the kind comment you left on my blog.. I really love your wreath.. It is absolutely beautiful...

    Scrappy hugs,
    Amanda :0)

  14. This wreath is gorgeous! Love the flowers! TFS Love to Crop! sent me! CallyAnn(follower)

  15. love your wreath!!! thanks for stopping by my blog :)

  16. I love your wreath tfs it is beautiful. I came from my good friend amy love to crop. hugs

  17. Visiting from Love to Crop. Like the wreath & cake. Autumn is just around the corner.
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"

  18. Wow. Absolutely beautiful wreath. It was so worth staying up for. Great job. I love it.

  19. Brenda, Great job on your wreath!! Amy from Love to Crop sent me.

  20. Oh my gosh Brenda! You are so talented! That is one georgeous wreath! Oh I am also supposed to say "I'm visiting from Love To Crop!" I am a longtime follower.

  21. Wow, Brenda! This is gorgeous. Amy over at Love to Crop sent me, although I stop by anyway since I am a follower :).



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