Sunday, September 13, 2009

Season of the PSL!

That's PUMPKIN SPICE LATTE, friends! I'm not, officialy, endorsing Starbuck's, as I am soooo, incredibly loyal to my local coffee store/chain, but this time of year... there is a little coffee, cinnamony, nutmegish, vanilla treat that becomes a coveted and most treasured afternoon pick-me-up, when I've "been a good girl!" {Oh, I'm ALWAYS a good girl!} Sadly, I don't have a picture of my favorite caffeine slice of faux pumpkin joy... {because I drank it before I thought to take a photograph, sorry!} but trust me, when I saw the colors for this week's Color Throwdown I had an epiphany: PUMPKIN SPICE is comin' to town! (Today, I confirmed my suspicion as I enjoyed my first PSL of the season!)

Here's a card that's a salute to my feelings about my special coffee treat... My TRUE feelings....



These colors, by the fun and sassy Throwdown gals, are as follows:



Also, I thought I'd celebrate the use of these dynamic autumnal colors by incorporating these sketches from Caardvarks! The first sketch is what I used for my coffee lovin' owl card:

Sketch One~



Caardvarks
is featuring a sketch challenge this round and there are THREE to play with! Here's number TWO:

Sketch #2~

And the card that incorporated this sketch! A nice WESTERNY Thank YOU!




Sketch #3~

And some more fun with the "Deer Friends" stamp set and some tree work, to give sketch #3 a turn!




Isn't this the CUTEST lil' bunny! I'm usually so powerless over that DEER.. but this time I let the bun-bun out to play! It was fun to just GO FOR IT! Tackling all three sketches with one color challenge! I know......: life on the edge with the "E"... {It's all the caffeine! Hee Hee} Hey, go an play with these sketches and fantastic colors and by all means... treat yourself to a PSL! Have fun!

Supplies:

C/S - Stampin' Up!
D/P - Stampin' Up! and M/M (orange polka dot strip on card #3)
Stamps - Stampin' Up!, My Cute Stamps, TJ Designs & O'Scrap
Ink - Stampin' Up!; Ranger (Alcohol Ink for Metal "Thank You" sentiment)
Ribbon - Stampin' Up!
Corner Rounder - Stampin' Up!
Embossing Folder - Cuttlebug (Argyle)
Metal - (Metal rivets and sentiment) Joanne's
Scallop Circle - Sizzix
Circle Cutter - Coluzzle

18 comments:

Rosemary said...

AAHHH!! Whatever was in the PSL, you need to keep drinking them!!! Not one, not two, but THREE FABULOUS cards using those great Caardvarks sketches!!! You are amazing gal!! I think I especially like your western one, but then I'm sort a partial like to anything you do western, ma'm since you are SO DARN GOOD AT IT!!! Yee Haw for Pumpkin Spice Lattes!!

DottyJo said...

Woweee Elise, you are the Challenge Queen! Your cards are just wonderful - please don't anyone ask me to say which one I like best as they are all fabulous!!!! Perhaps I better get Custard to decide -hee hee! Big hugs to you, and I hope that Starbucks are doing PSL over here too! Jo x

Andi (RrlScrapGal) said...

Oh you are a girl after my own Latte addiction heart! I usually make coffee at home, but I love love love Pumpkin Spice Lattes too when I get to town!! And come Christmas, the eggnog ones... I also have a pumpkin candle that gets lit in the early mornings during fall...

Gorgeous cards!

SmilynStef said...

I ♥♥♥ these three cards ... fun owl ... fabulous western them ... and what a cute little bunny ... that pumpkin spice latte apparently also imparts fabulous card-making mojo ... I should go try one :^)

Karen said...

MMmmmmmm.....pumpkin spice latte...mmmmmm..... Well, you have, of course, translated these colors with your finesse and I love them! And I love those colors.....give me some fall weather to add to it and I'll be in heaven! My coffee is a brewin' as we speak (okay, as I write) and I think I'm going to throw some cinnamon into it when I pour myself a large cupfull!! Glad you had fun playing with your favorite PSL colors! :>

lauren said...

oh my gosh--those are three incredibly awesome cards you've got here...where do i look first?! i think the owl *might* be my favorite, that sentiment is just TOO fun and too FUNNY!!! :)

Ann said...

I'm not a coffee girl, but I LOVE their caramel apple cider--mmmm!!!!!! Your cards are fab as always...I especially love the owlie card!

Dana Gustafson said...

Fall is here, fall is here, it's the best time of the year! Well, at least it feels a little fall-ish this morning AND your cards! Oh! Your cards! LOVE them...these colors are some of your signatures for sure and you have waved your challenge wand with confidence. Bravo!

travelingmama said...

These are all awesome!! Love them!

sam said...

beautiful cards, love the owl card!

LeAnne said...

Dang, girl! There must have been some mojo in the java you were drinking!!! These are awesome--a threefer!!! Great job on all of them, I can't even pick a favorite (although I do love that little Western guy!:))

Courtney Baker said...

Hey girl this is so cute! I can't even decide which one is my favorite, they are all just so cute.

dpkennedy said...

What a lovely trio of cards! Love that owl...but the bunny is my fav! So cute! Thanks so much for playing the Color Throwdown!

Kelley Eubanks said...

Elise.... these are all so cute and so much fun! I love them all!! Love that owl! I love that you let the bunny come out and play... awesome coloring on that card! Wow!! Great cards Elise!!

Tammy Hershberger said...

What awesome cards, and they're all very PSL!!! Now you have me wanting to run out for coffee! These are all fabulous... thanks so much for playing the Throwdown!

Daniela said...

Love, love your cards and the owl, of course, my favorite.
Love pumpkin spice latte!!!

Heidi Van Laar said...

OMGoodness, these are all so fabulous! You did a really terrific job with the sketches!

Mmmmm, now I am craving a pumpkin spice latte!

Michelle Giraud said...

Great job with the colors and the Caardvarks sketch!