Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Can I PLEASE Enjoy Fall?

The day after Halloween I was in Walmart for something and heard CHRISTMAS CAROLS playing in the store already! It offended my senses. Maybe I was hung over from Halloween candy, maybe I was a tad bit sleep deprived, but the sound of "We Wish You a Merry Christmas" made me want to vomit. So I'm here to rant about not rushing the seasons and the holidays, even though the retailers would have us do so.

So in honor of my favorite seasons, AUTUMN, I made a card to send to a friend. The lovely paper models were cut from a vintage Simplicity pattern, glued onto a piece of marbled paper (from my coptic stitching friend Cindy), which in turn was glued down on an ugly
non-profit greeting card that had a barnwood scene on it (perfect to let peek around the edges). Embellishments are vintage seam binding lace and self stick felt leaves sent to me from friend Jennie who I am making this card for.
So go create something fall-ish, if not enjoy the day crunching through the newly fallen leaves, smell the wood smoke on the air and feel the autumn gale blowing (it's very windy outside my window today!) Happy Fall to you all!


7 comments:

Anna said...

really really cool card nathalie! I LOVE IT!

Margaret said...

I'm so with you on this Nathalie, the shops here has their first xmas stuff out 3weeks ago!! just gets worse every year. I'll do an autumn art card for this week and put it away in my box, thanks for the inspiration!

~Red Tin Heart~ said...

i feel the same way you do! i hate it that the christmas stuff is already out, what a bummer.
i love the card! so retro..
love nita <3

Angelika Westermann said...

You are so right, Natalie. They started offering Xmas cookies here in our supermarkets in September! Who wants to eat Xmas cookies when the temperatures are still up and the sun is shining! I am betting that one of these days they will offer chocolate bunnies on St. Nicolaus' day.... And if they speed it up a bit maybe we will have the offers right on season. Your card is really cool.

Donna said...

....slinking out the back door and praying you DO NOT drop by my blog......I AM your friend...you MUST love me anyway!!!LOLHahaaa...hughugs

Beth said...

love the card....and I am SOOOO with you on the fact that the holiday music and decorations are out WAY WAY WAY too early.....I can't stand it !!!

Erica said...

Love it! Thanks for the star today. I agree w/ you on the seasons. Bah humbug! I want to enjoy Thanksgiving, it happens to be one of my favorite holidays. No stressing over costumes, or buying the right gift. Just eating and relaxing and reflecting. Happy Fall!