Monday, September 5, 2011


Hello and welcome to the Fall Fun Blog Hop!

A group of online buddies decided the holiday weekend in the US would be a GREAT time to get inky together, and so we've put together a fall themed blog hop to inspire you as the autumn approaches.

As you meet our stampy bloggers today, you may discover that some have goodies for you, so be sure and visit everyone on the list.


We have hoppers from all over the globe today, and they are amazing artists.

Thanks for visiting us - grab yourself a nice fall beverage and enjoy!



For today's hop, I made a card that coordinates with the gift bag I made yesterday!

Just a cute little set inspired by the beginning of the NEW school year................my favorite time of the year!


supplies: To the Core (Unity Stamp Company), Oxford dp (BasicGrey), PTI ribbon, corner rounder

Do you WANT blog candy?

I DO have some NEW BasicGrey to share with one of you today.

A few couple sheets of paper from EACH of the new lines: Little Black Dress, Nordic Holiday, Indie Bloom, Picadilly, Oxford & Out of Print. :) YUMMY STUFF!


Just leave a comment and tell me what YOUR favorite thing is about FALL.


Your next stop on the hop is Teresa Kline .

72 comments:

Korin said...

What an adorable back to school card!! Love it, Maren :). I see we not only have a love for stamping in common but also three boys :)...and it looks like they may be fairly close in age, too :). I am so glad you are participating in the hop today!

Michelle Single said...

oooohhh.... the notebook paper on the apple!!! GENIUS!!!!! Love your simply stunning layout!

Teresa Kline said...

this is the cutest, I luv the papers and the great sentiment...Happy Fall!

enjoy *~*

Wanda Cullen said...

Love your CAS style back to school card! That's a definite sign of fall, but have to say the best reason for fall is COOLER temperatures! :-)

Elaine Sauer said...

I love the colors of fall!

StampinCathy said...

Love this Brilliant card. Great colors and just love the heart in the middle of the apple!

Cathymac said...

What a fabulous fall card, Maren! Nothing marks the beginning of fall more that back to school! Love the rounded corners and the off-set image on your card. The best things about fall are the warm colors and the crunchy leaves. Have a wonderful Labor Day!

Jenna Barber said...

Oooh... what a sweet card!! Love that little apple!! That bg dp you used is perfect and I love that bow!! I'd have to stay my favorite this about fall is the smells in the air and all the beautiful color that surrounds you when you walk outside! Truly my favorite time of the year!!~

Yapha said...

Great card! I love that apple! Happy new school year!

Houses Built of Cards said...

Gorgeous card! My favorite part of fall is all the beautiful colors!!!

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Leslie Hanna said...

GREAT card. Love it's simplicity. And apples = fall = cider and donuts! :)

Chelle (hanwayink) said...

lovely card! simple & perfect :)

my favorite thing about fall is the changing colors (except they've already started changing! it's too soon!!!)

Leslie Hanna said...

PS: I do not want to win - I have paper coming out my ears. :)

Donna Phelan said...

GREAT back to school card. Hope you going back to teaching this week has been a JOY! TFS!!!

Hannah Clark said...

Very cute! I love the notebook paper!

Lee (LuvLee on SCS) said...

Eeee!!! LOVE the stripey apple!!!! How adorable Maren!!

Kerri said...

This is perfect for back to school! Love it! My favorite things are the colors (I just love browns and oranges) pumpkin images, smells~I can't get enough of all the cinnamon pumpkin and pumpkin pie candles, etc. planning birthday parties for my kiddos, going to Halloween parties, having Thanksgiving with my family, Christmas shopping, I don't think there is anything I DON'T like about fall LOL!

Samantha said...

Love, love, love. So simple and so pretty!

Kim Williams said...

Beautiful card, Maren! You should give it to yourself for being such a brilliant stamper!

Joan Ervin said...

Your little apple is just too cute and what a pretty bow!!! My favorite thing about fall is the cooler weather...come on fall!!!

Michele said...

The leaves changing! There is no prettier time of year. Thank you for sharing your card. Think I'm going to try some for my nieces and nephew.

Julia Aston said...

Love the papers on this fun back to school card Maren! I love the smell of the fallen leaves in the crisp air!

Crafty Math Chick said...

Such a sweet apple card, what a wonderful supportive thing to do for your children! My favorite thing about fall - it is my favorite season, I don't know if I could pick only one - the leaves changing color, the air being filled with all the autumn scents of the season, pumpkin and apple picking and baking fresh pies afterwards, crunching in the leaves as they fall from the trees... sigh.... (thanks for the chance to win - I LOVE BG papers!)

Bridget said...

Love, love, love your bg dp and the perfect stitched ribbon - the sentiment is fabulous too with the fun apple!

sandjano said...

Love your card! I love the cooler temperatures in fall.

Lillian Child said...

Delightful card creation!! And my favorite thing about fall is homemade SOUPS and CHOWDERS on crisp fall evenings! YUM!

naturecoastcrafter said...

I'm sitting here looking at page 17in the latest Papercrafts and thinkin, "I knew her when. . ." Makes my heart happy to see you and your work being recognized. This fall back to school card is just another great example. My favorite thing about fall is the feeling in the air, really, there just is something that sneaks in and says, "Fall has arrived."

Monika/Buzsy said...

What a pretty card. Love that paper-pieced apple and the greeting! The red ribbon looks perfect. :o)

Lydia said...

No - you know who is brilliant? YOU ARE!! That card is so warm and gorgeous. That paper is hoardworthy!! :D

Thanks for hoppin with your gorgeous card!

Shannon said...

Love your card, the colors are perfect!

jan farnworth said...

i love about fall is that starbucks starts to carry the carmel apple cider yummy. love your card mare bear.

thinker said...

what a great fall card - love the apple image and of course, the DP :-)
fall: I love stepping through the crunchy leaves!

Susie said...

this is a super cute card! I love that Starbucks has the salted carmel hot chocolate back:)

Susie said...

this is a super cute card! I love that Starbucks has the salted carmel hot chocolate back:)

Misti said...

Awesome card!! Love that little apple!!

My favorite thing about fall is football!!!

Alison H said...

Maren, this is so cute!! This would be perfect for a teacher card...

Judy Rozema said...

This appeals to me so much being a teacher too! Love the rounded corners. And what awesome blog candy~! I love the crisp air that is not all full of humidity - you can take a deep breath!

MidnightCrafter said...

Simply sweet card! Nothing says fall to me like apples - the apples for back to school, the apples out in the orchards for picking, the apples for pies and breakfasts and cider! Love Apples in the Fall!!
Thanks for sharing your talent on the hop, enjoyed this stop!

Riette said...

I love the changing colours of the world around us and a promise of cooler weather to come. Here in South Africa the heat can beat you and fall (autumn) is SUCH a relief!

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Susan W. said...

I love your back to school card! My favorite thing about Fall is football. I love to watch football. It doesn't matter if it is High School football or Professional football. I love it all.

Heather said...

I LOVE your card!! My favorite thing about fall is the COOLER weather! Hopefully it will be cooler soon!
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vdoyle8 said...

I love the cool crisp weather and the sound of leaves crunching under foot when I hike with my dogs... my fav season!
Your card is beautiful!
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Janet Swofford said...

Love your card! I'm sure any teacher would love it:-)
My favorite thing about fall is it is Marching Band Competition season. Our children have been in marching band all through high school and into college and our son marched in Drum corp for Carolina Crown for 2 years. He just graduated in May with his Masters degree9from UNC) and he is a new Band Director at a local high school. We are so excited for him and we are now anticipating watching him in this new role:-)
Thanks for the chance to win your blog candy!
Inky hugs,
Janet
janet@swofford.com

Tenia Nelson said...

Love this card!!! tfs!!

Gail said...

Gorgeous card!
My favotie part of Fall is Halloween!

Rebecca Ednie said...

I'm honestly not a huge fan of fall. I miss my garden, overall greenness and summer heat. No more time off school, beaches or pools. However, this year, fall means I am that much closer to delivering my baby in Dec so bring on fall! Let those leaves drop, to heck with warmth-I like my maternity sweater!

Lois Schuerman said...

Love your school themed card. Honey Crisp apples, "sweater weather", making comfort food, baking, bonfires, just EVERYTHING about fall! It has alwasy been my very favorite season of the year.

lisa808 said...

Halloween and the changing leaves are my favorite things about Fall. Tfs your 'brilliant' card and for the blog candy chance.

Neva said...

What a gorgeous fall card. My fav thing about fall is the coller temps and the color changes of leaves

Kim said...

So adorable! I love the paper and the pop of the red ribbon!

Lisa - papergrace said...

What a wonderful card! Love that sweet apple and that gorgeous BG paper. And your bow is PERFECT!

My fave thing about Fall is being able to dress in warmer clothes. :D I loathe Summer shorts & flip-flops. Bundling up for Fall and going out on crisp, cool hikes are a fave part of cooler temps for me.

Patricia H (PH in VA) said...

I love your clean & simple card! The bow is simply fabulous!

My favorite thing about fall is the break in the humidity. I don't mind heat, but humidity makes me feel like I'm melting.

maryr917 said...

this is a great back to school card-love the bg dp and cas layout-what I like about fall is the cool nights and the beautiful changing leaves

Sara Henton said...

No, no you're brilliant. Just love this yummy card

Sue D said...

Great apple card--love the sentiment. My favorite thing about Fall is the leaves changing colors.
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Harriet Skelly said...

Love your clean and simple back to school card!

Cynthia B. said...

Fall is my favorite season! The cooler temps after a hot and humid summer are such a relief, and I like being able to slip on jeans without having to worry if I need to shave my legs. ;)
Thanks for the chance at some blog candy. Love your clean card - didn't even know that apple was a stamp!

Jan Garber said...

What a cute card! I am in Phoenix, so needless to say, my favorite thing about Fall is seeing the temperature drop below 100 at night! And the club pool being empty because all the kids are at school! LOL!

Babe O'Mara said...

What a cute card. I love the apples and pumpkins that are available for eating and decorating. Fall is my favorite time of year. Thanks for a chance to win.

Babe
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jen said...

Love the spicy scent of candles in the fall!!! :D
your card *and bag!* are so fun- love the pattern on the apple!

Kris said...

Wonderful card! The smell of woodsmoke is my favorite part about fall! That and the leaves of course! TFS!

Kris in Alaska
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Karen L said...

What an adorable little card! Love the apple!
The thing I like most about Fall is getting to pull out my sweaters! Nothing like cuddling up with a favorite sweater when you go for a walk!

SHartl said...

Loving the blog hop and it's put me in the mood for Fall! Let's see, my favorite thing about fall is baking! Lots and lots of baking!!

Shannon White said...

OMgoodness this is Super Cute! love the writing paper dp's and the Sweet little apple! so Darned Cute! 8-)

Lets see, my favorite thing about fall.. Oh wow, that's a tuffy 'cause Fall is my favorite season, so I will keep it as brief as possible..lol.. Cooler temps, crisp air, fires in the fire place. the gorgeous fall leaves and Pumpkin pie! Yum! 8-)

Hugs
Shannon

Teresa said...

So cute and just in time for those enjoying the back to school empty nests. Then maybe a pick me up for anyone not enjoying the empty nests.

Jimmi said...

ADORABLE card!!

connie said...

cute card! favorite thing about fall is the cooler temps and FOOTBALL!! GEAUX TIGERS and SAINTS!!

marilyn said...

LOVE your card. Favorite thing about fall is COOLER temps--after a VERY hot summer.

Bev Gerard said...

This card is totally fabboo! Love that open apple and the feeling of writing paper in the background! My fave thing about Fall? Being able to get back outside in the coming cooler temps -- much more conducive to enjoying some outdoor fun!

~Bev

Auntie Em said...

Cute card and great sentiment! That's definitely what everyone needs to hear every once in a while! I love the apple with the heart center.
Thank you for sharing! :)

Funky Finds said...

i LOVE my fall decorations! the colors are so beautiful. i have so much fun decorating my house each fall :)

Jessica Dougherty
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