Friday, September 26, 2014

23 minute countdown

There are 2 very yummy oatmeal raisin cakes in the oven and I have less than 23 minutes until it is finished.  Hopefully I can get this posted before then.

We have had an interim pastor at our church for a year now.  Sadly he is leaving on Sunday, and my mother requested a card for him.

Inside it says, " Best Wishes, Thanks So Much, and Happy Retirement".  Our church was to be his last calling before he and his wife move to the Poconos and enjoy retirement together.  It will be beautiful there shortly with all the fall leaves.

For this card I've used all Penny Black rubber stamps and cut the leaves and acorns using the CTMH Art Philosophy cartridge.

With minutes left on the over timer,I am entering this card in the following challenges:
Vintage Journey Challenge 15 - Colors of Autumn 
Card Makin Mamas Challenge #89 - Ooh-la-la Vintage or Shabby Chic

oh, no.... there goes the timer....  cake is still jiggly in the middle..... 4 minutes more

Oldie But A Goodie Challenge - Autumn (The stamp set is over 6 months old.)
PaperMinutes Challenge #340 - Colors of Autumn

There goes the timer again.  Guess I'm finished here.  I have a ton of dishes to which I must attend.  (I also made cookies before the cakes.  Although, they look nothing like the ones in the photo above. :>)



  1. Beautiful vintage card for your pastor! Love the fall die cuts!

  2. Very nice card for a farewell. Thank you for posting art with us this week during our 151st challenge at Word Art Wednesday. Sending you happy hugs, smiles full of sunshine, and many blessings as you work and play.

    Carole Robb Bisson

  3. Wonderful card, Debi! Superbly masculine. Love the fall colors and that embossed background.
    PS I can almost smell the oatmeal raisin cakes from here. :-D

  4. Oh, your pastor will love this!! Great use of leaves with the vintage car! Thank you for playing along with us at DRS Designs this week!

    Hope those raisin cakes were yummy!

  5. Mmmmm....oatmeal cakes! I can almost smell them! Thanks for joining us at The House That Stamps Built! Your pastor will love this beautiful creation!

  6. so pretty thank you for joining us at give a crafter a cookie. I am now following will you do the same. thank you hugs

  7. Love the autumn colors. Thank you for joining us this week at Card Makin Mamas! HUGS

    CMM DT

  8. A stunning card and I bet he will have love it too! I love it that Penny Black stamp is brilliant, and thanks so much for adding it to our challenge at A Vintage Journey!

  9. Oh, your card is just such a perfect card for his retirement! What fabulous detailing and design. So glad you joined the challenge at the House That Stamps Built with this beauty.

  10. Hey, Debi - You won over at DRS Designs! Congrats - I love this card!

  11. This is fab. Thanks for joining us in our Twine challenge xx Jan CCC

  12. Awesome card!!! Thanks so much for participating in our IF YOU GIVE A CRAFTER A COOKIE... challenge!! Hope to see you again for our next challenge!!
    A Little Bit O' Paper

  13. love your fall card!!!! Thanks for playing along with us at Cards in Envy.

  14. Love this fall card and the leaves with the vintage card! Great design! Thanks for sharing with us at Cards in Envy!

  15. A lovely autumnal card. The layered leaves and acorns are great. Hope the cookies were good too! Thanks so much for joining us on A Vintage Journey.
    Alison x


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