Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Trees, Trees, Trees

Happy Hump Day All!

Well I'm finally rested up from last weekend's craft show and with a sympathy card request in mind, today I decided to play along with the latest challenge over at CRAFT A SCENE.  
As my title reflects, the challenge theme is Trees, Trees, Trees.

When I am in need of a masculine card, I typically turn to my Stampscape stamps.
That's exactly what I've done here ... I will list all products used at the end of this post.

And, speaking of trees, we have so many beautiful trees turning color right now in our neighborhood and here is a 5 year old maple hubby & I planted in our back yard.  It is one of the last to turn color and it's just amazing to watch it transform through the fall.
If all goes as planned, I will be back in a week or so with the FINAL color transformation photo of this same tree. It's just gorgeous when it's in Full Color.

With Winter upon us, the squirrels in my small back woods have been extremely busy stocking up for the cold days ahead.  And if the amount of nuts, etc. they've been burying in my backyard is an indication of what the temperatures and duration of the coming winter will be ... OH DEAR!  We are in for a long, cold winter!  brrrrr!

I snapped this photo just an hour ago looking out through my kitchen sliding glass door.  Sorry it's not the greatest ... still getting used to taking photos with my phone!  Anyways ... these THREE guys were busy scarfing up the sunflower seeds that landed on the ground when Mr. BlueJay (too heavy for the plate he was perched upon) on the one side of the plate feeder and knocked it down.

Here are a few additional challenges:
Crafty Sentiment Designs - For the Guys
Loves Rubber Stamps - Anything Goes
Papertake Weekly -  Anything Goes
Sweet Stamps - Nature
Twisted Tuesday Challenge - Anything Goes

Thanks so much for stopping by today!
I hope you're having a FABULOUS DAY!
As always . . .

Papers:  Medium Blue card stock, Kraft card stock, Black card stock
Stamps:  Stampscapes Lakeside Reflections Lg. (051G), Pine Row (150E),  The Stamp Pad Co. (sentiment)
Ink:  Versafine Onyx, SU River Rock (inside)
Accessories:  Spectrum Noir alcohol markers, Gelly Roll White (faux stitching), Offray dark brown satin ribbon


  1. Wowwwww, das ist eine tolle Szene.Wunderschön!

    LG Carola

  2. This is such a gorgeous scene Darlene, and although with pine tree's it could be anytime of year, you've managed to get an autumnal feel with this one. Thanks for joining us ar Craft a Scene this month.

    Sue x

  3. This is absolutely gorgeous! What a beautiful outdoor scene! I love your photos too!

  4. Lovely outdoor scene! Thank you for joining the challenge at and good luck!

  5. A stunning scene. Love the way this came out. Beautifully done. Thanks for joining us at Loves Rubberstamps

  6. Wow…what a beauty! Your card and your neighborhood full of color! Thank you for joining us at for the Nature challenge!

  7. Gorgeous card! Love the scene..stunning!
    Sherrie K

  8. Quick while have an Internet connection......Fab scene Dar! It looks like a real to life picture! That's your coloring. Having been unable to leave comments due to above I'll just say, you've been creating some fabulous cards! Hugs

  9. This is just beautiful Darlene! I have a few of these stamps, and have not ever inked them up......(face of shame....) This scene- take me away!!! Glad your shows went well, and we have a similar scene in the back yard with the squirrels!

  10. I haven't seen a stampscape card I didn't like, and this is no exception...beautiful! Fall ALWAYS hold such beautiful viewing and this autumn hasn't disappointed. Love your wildlife....I added a suet feeder so I can watch my little squirrels and some birds throughout the winter.

  11. perfect scene for the theme this month. beautiful colouring!!
    nice pictures.
    thank you for joining at craft a scene this month.

  12. I love this card. It is such a perfect male card. May I post a link to your card on my Manly Monday blog post? It's a post where I showcase masculine cards for my readers. LMK-Let me know. My email is grohcm at gmail dot com. Send a link with an email so I can find your card again.

  13. Such a beautiful card. I love the scene you have created. A perfect entry for our challenge over at Loves Rubberstamps. Thanks for joining us. Hugs Nina

  14. What a beautiful card! Perfect as a sympathy card. Thanks for joining us at Craft a Scene this month.

  15. Wow...oh wow!! Absolutely a magnificent card!!! The scene is absolutely breathtaking. Thank you for sharing your card with us at SweetStamps.

  16. Lovely male card, thanks for sharing with us at crafty sentiments
    Hugs Kelly

  17. FABULOUS!!! Love the scene and the background !! :) :) Thank you for joining us @ Crafty Sentiments “For the Guys” challenge!! I have some newly released products as candy on my blog if you are interested. :) :)
    Nicole’s Craft Nook
    Nicole’s 2 Step BLOG Candy

  18. This is gorgeous!!! Your coloring is amazing! Thanks so much for joining us at!

  19. Beautiful scene and I love the bg with this fabulous image. Great coloring and design. Thanks for playing with us over at Loves Rubberstamps!!!

  20. Darlene this is so beautiful! The colors are gorgeous! Thank you so much for playing along with us this week at Crafty Sentiments Designs AND Loves Rubberstamps! We hope you play along with BOTH of us again soon!

  21. A great card and I love how you have carried the theme in the background and the main picture.

    Thanks for sharing at BM.

    Sharon x

  22. Beautiful card!!! I love scene cards and this is gorgeous.... and love your tree photos ... I miss the changing of the trees during the fall... here in Texas we don't have it much.


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