Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Whimsical Wednesdays - the Diedrich Dare week 8!

Happy Wednesday everyone! It's another week of fun challenges by the Diedrich kids, and this week Madelynn gave us a GREAT sketch. Here it is below...

And here's my card. I love the beautiful colors of fall, and right now in Chicagoland the autumn colors are pretty much at their peak - maybe even a bit past their peak. So, I tried to capture a little of the autumn beauty in this card. I used the Stampin' Up! set "Autumn Splendor".

This was the first card I made with the set, since I just got the set a couple days ago. I have lots of leaf type sets, so at first I didn't think I needed it. But then I saw a few projects that convinced me that I DID need this set.
Check out the wonderful creations of the other Daredevils - I'm sure there will be some awesome cards this week (like always). Their blog links are listed in the right hand column. Debbie can't play with us this week.
If you'd like to play along, you can upload your card to SCS or a blog, and link it to the Whimsical Wednesdays blog so we can check out your work.

Our Dare Devil friend Cassie challenged us to do this little "Get to know you" quiz....using only one word! Hmmmm...fun and challenging. Thanks Cassie! So, here goes.

This award comes with a survey that I have to fill out, and I can only use one word to answer the questions.

1. Where is your cell phone? Purse

2. Your hair? Short

3. Your mother? Wonderful

4. Your father? Hard-working (I made it into one word!)

5. Your favorite food? Home-made

6. Your dream last night? Forgot

7. Your favorite drink? Water

8. Your dream/goal? Happiness

9. What room are you in? Family-room

10. Your hobby? Stamping (like Jess said...DUH!)

11. Your fear? hmmmmm...the unknown

12. Where do you want to be in 6 years? Mountains

13. Where were you last night? Scrapbooking (class)

14. Something that you aren’t? Short

15. Muffins? YUM! Homemade

16. Wish list item? Cricket

17. Where did you grow up? Utah

18. Last thing you did? Laundry

19. What are you wearing? Jeans

20. Your TV? Old

21. Your pets? Cats

22. Friends? GREAT!

23. Your life? Happy

24. Your mood? Content

25. Missing someone? Yes

26. Vehicle? Toyota

27. Something you’re not wearing? perfume

28. Your favorite store? Trader Joes

29. Your favorite color? purple

30. When was the last time you laughed? today

31. Last time you cried? Forgot

32. Your best friend? Several

33. One place that I go to over and over? church

34. One person who emails me regularly? Lori

35. Favorite place to eat? Mom's


  1. That is a great card Darla! I love all the texture the embossing creates with that stamp and you know what?! I think it matches your blog background! :D

  2. this card took my breath away --- that set is soooo on my wish list!!! i LOVE how you used it too!
    so fun seeing all your answers too darla!

  3. Aww this is awesome OMG! LOVE your interpretation w/ the leaves-that is genius! That was fun to see all the answers wasn't it? Is it the 9th yet?!?!?!

  4. Gorgeous!! Wow, those leaves are stunning!! I think those are some of the most beautiful leaf images I've seen. Love the colors and the metallics!
    Ha! We make a great pair! My answer to 'Something you aren't' was tall!!! :o)

  5. What a great interp of the sketch! Those leaves are sooooo detailed & pretty! Great autumn colors!

  6. Gorgeous! This looks great. I love the leaves. I enjoyed reading your answers. That was fun!

  7. Such a beautiful card. I love how you used the leaves as the focal point! I love the colours you used too.