Sunday, September 2, 2012

Paper Players Theme Challenge #111



Good day everyone!  Hope you are all having a great Labor Day weekend.  To me, this is the official end of summer and beginning of fall.  Fall and Spring - they are my favorite seasons.  But just wait, once Winter enters the scene, I'll probably make the same statement about Winter!  It's a good thing that I live in Iowa where we have 4 seasons!
So, today the Paper Players are paying tribute to Fall - creating items with leaves and trees.  I hadn't inked up this new leaf set yet, so thought I'd give it a little play time.  I've been creating journals for an upcoming craft fair, and thought I'd make one for this challenge too.  

I added the burlap flower for a little more rustic flair and stamped the leaves onto some First Edition DSP.  I really like the look of the oak leaf the best of these.  I just think the woodgrain texture helps add to the fall flair.


And those stamps above are non-SU - but they worked perfectly, so I just went with it.

I have to tell you briefly about a wedding that we worked at last night.  (We had to work in the bar on behalf of the church)  A bunch of my friends had gone on Friday night to take peek at the decorations, they said I was going to love it.  So, I walked in yesterday afternoon to work, and wow!!!  Our hall is the old Catholic School Gymnasium.  It's quite large, but dated of course, because it's like a gazillion years old.  The bleachers are folded up and tucked up under the balcony - so they are a large blob of brown.  Well, last night they were covered up with old chenille bedspreads, and then they had a banner of old aprons strung across them - so vintagey cute!  The tables were decorated with mismatched linens, china and a lot of the glasses were canning jars!  SWOON!  The bridal party table had mismatched wooden chairs, a really cute, but old chandelier hung over their table from the basketball hoop.  One corner had a bunch of vintage chairs with a coat rack filled with the most adorable old hats and a trunk full of them too - and grandma style eyeglasses!  They were over there taking tons of pictures. Then when the wedding party walked in, they twirled thru the tables to the tune of "At Last" by Etta James.  Oh, it gave me chills!  It was such a fun retro wedding.....was great fun to have to work at it!

Now it's time to go and see what the rest of the amazing design team came up with!



9 comments:

LeAnne said...

LOVE this---that burlap flower is stunning! So nice! And what a fun wedding that sounded like...some creativity for sure!

Dawn Easton said...

Oh my gosh! That burlap flower is amazing Jen!!

Nance Leedy said...

What a great journal, Jen. Love that burlap flower--it adds so much to the leaves. The wedding sounds amazing and inspirational!

Christy Q @ SchnauzerCrafts Creations said...

Cute! I love that burlap flower and the journal looks fab!

Amy White said...

What a fabulous journal - love the idea of stamping the leaves on First Edition paper! I love making covered journals so I always enjoying seeing other people's take on them!

Ann Schach said...

What an absolutely adorable journal! I love the burlap flower. And what a fun wedding reception! Thanks for sharing the details!

Jen Timko said...

I'm completely obsessed with burlap right now so I just LOVE that flower! Beautiful journal!

Anne Marie Hile said...

Love your project and the wedding sounded fabulous! That is a wedding to remember...one full of complete and utter charm! Sigh! Hope your week was awesome! Hugs! :)

jaydee said...

Jen, the flower is gorgeous. I love all of the texture on your card - from the plaid to the burlap to the linen thread to the leaves. Gorgeous!
Hugs
Jaydee