Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Best of All....FMS354



                            





We end summer here with the annual ring of fire at the lake.  The night was gorgeous - the fireworks were everywhere - and the bonfires glowed all around the lake.





Then we kicked off fall with Emma's Monster Truck birthday party.  The skirt of her dress has all monster trucks on it!







A big truck came to visit and the kids loved it!  They also had their own road course to drive on.




It was quite the event!  But the best part was when Emma's Uncle Mikey and Auntie Ria arrived and shared the news to the rest of the family that Emma will be getting a new cousin!  We are all excited - especially this grandma who will be so happy to welcome a new grandson in January!







I am also excited to be hosting this week at Freshly Made Sketches!  Have fun with my sketch!  I love to see how everyone interprets sketches in their own way - I'll be visiting galleries!  Hope you play along!


                                             

Stamp Set: Give Thanks and Layering Leaves Dies  (Concord and 9th), Wonky Stitches Die (Avery Elle)
Ink:  Distress, Old Olive
Paper:  Gray Granite, Festive Farmhouse DSP


17 comments:

stampwithamyk said...

Beautiful die cut leaves! Love the fall colors and your background is perfect too! The party looks like lots of fun!! Congrats on the new arrival due in January!! :)

Dawn MacKay said...

Your leaves are gorgeous! What a creative birthday party for your granddaughter and congratulations on the news of your grandson!

Brian King said...

While I love the card and love the leaves and love the sentiment, it's the monster truck party I love most. Beautifully done, Linda! <3

Rosanne Mulhern said...

Lovely card, Linda...and so much happiness for you and your family. Emma's party sounded like a blast and congratulations on expecting a new grandson.

Amy O said...

I love how you've blended the ink on these pretty leaves! And I wholeheartedly agree with the sentiment. What a fun day with Emma's fabulous party and the news about a new grandbaby. How exciting!

I Card Everyone said...

Congratulations, Gramma!!! Now THAT will be a joyful addition to January!
Your card is gorgeous - love that background, and your fabulous fall leaves. Now if I could just find a bit of extra time!
=]

LeAnne said...

Wowza....a wonderful card and lots of wonderful news and wonderful pictures! How exciting to be a grandma again! Emma's party looked AMAZING! I'll have to show Cassidy...her daddy drives one of those big trucks!

Adriana Benitez said...

CONGRATULATIONS to you and your family on the great news! (Big giant hugs!) So happy for you all! And Emma's party looked like so much fun. I wonder if I'm too old to have a party with monster trucks? lol
Looking forward to trying your layout.

Karren said...

Congrats to Mike and Ria - how exciting! And what a gorgeous card - those leaves look fabulous. You gave us a fun, and slightly challenging, sketch and I enjoyed working with it.

Stampingcountry said...

Cute Card! I like your multi-colored leaves. They are beautiful!

Barb Ghig said...

Congrats on the news of your grandbaby-to-be, Linda and belated Happy Birthday wishes to sweet Emma!!! Looks like she had a blast!

I love your sketch and your card is just beautiful! Stunning color palette, too!

Jen Brum said...

This is such a beautiful card Linda! Of course I love those diecuts but yours are coloured so beautifully!!! Beautiful background as well! Congratulations on the upcoming second bundle of joy!!!

Jen Camara Mitchell said...

Congratulations Grandma! In a few years your new grandson will be driving his own monster truck I'm sure! I love your interpretation of your sketch. Those die cuts are colored beautifully and look terrific!

Dawn Tidd said...

Wow! You are welcoming fall with a lot of fun! Congratulations to all of you on the big news from Mike & Ria! Your pretty card tops it all off with those great leaf dies and sweet simplicity!

Carol L said...

I love fall most of all too, and I love the warm colors of those beautiful die-cut elements! I also really like that warm woodsy look background with the great wonky stitching around the edges too! Beautiful!

Hannelie said...

LOVE the blend of colors on this beautiful card Linda!

Narelle Farrugia said...

Those dies are just amazing and perfect for this weeks sketch! I love the colours you've added to them and the earthy feel of the DSP you've used in the background!