Saturday, October 5, 2013

Autumn Peace

There is something about the beauty of nature and God's creation that lifts my soul to rejoice and gives me a great sense of peace. My husband has the same experience when he's on a photo trip. Here is one of the photos from his trip to Colorado last week that I wanted to include with the message of my autumn card. (If you're a travel, photo, or landscape enthusiast, you can check out more on his blog.)

In the autumn, there's the trees here in the U.S. turn brilliant shades of red, orange, yellow, or many shades of brown. Here are the awe-inspiring photos from the Basic Grey Challege and Shelly's Images for the October Challenge. They remind me of the sugar maples on the north shore of Lake Michigan in early October.

I chose this stamp from Our Daily Bread Designs taken from Isaiah 26:3 for the encouraging sentiment on this card:

You will keep him in perfect peace whose mind is stayed on You, because he trusts in You.
The Basic Grey paper was a scrap from my stash that inspired the fall colors and motifs. The buttons, new jute ribbon and inks are from Close To My Heart. The dark brown die cut is from CTMH Cricut Artiste. The Scalloped circle and leaves are die cuts from Spellbinders dies.

I'm sharing this card with the following challenges:
4 Crafty Chicks #162 - Fall/Autumn
Basic Grey Challenge - Autumn Colours
Challenges and Candies #18 - Colors of Autumn
Going Grey with Scrap-Creations - Fall (2nd)
Polkadoodles #40 - Autumn Crafting
QKR Stampede #59 - Fall Colors
Shelly's Images October Challenge - photo inspiration
Simply Create Too #47 - Fall/Autumn (my third one)
Tuesday Throwdown #167 - Colors of Fall
Word Art Wednesday #100 - Anything Goes with Scripture, or uplifting, encouraging verse


Unknown said...

This card is really an ode to years gone by when we took time to replace buttons, press leaves and enjoy what was at hand.
This is beautiful Vickie. We thank God for you and hope to see you again next week.
Carole Robb Bisson
Word Art Wednesday

Darlene said...

Absolutely stunning Vickie! And, I totally agree with you ... God sure knows how to paint a beautiful picture and lighten our sometimes heavy hearts! Gorgeous creation!
Thanks so much for joining our "October – Photo Inspiration" challenge at Shelly's Images! Please come back and join us again real soon!!
Shelly's Images Store

DianeMoneyGoolsby said...

Hi, Vickie: We’re very glad you joined in our “Fall/Autumn” Challenge #47 and we love your entry. Your card is beautiful–love the fall colors.

Simply Create Too Team Member

CraftyGirl said...

Love the verse and your autumn colors. I am very glad you entered this week at Tuesday Throwdown. I hope you had fun!!! See you back very soon to play in another fun challenge.


Tuesday Throwdown DT

Julie said...

This is just beautiful!

Thanks for joining us at Tuesday Throwdown for our Colours of Fall Challenge!


Julie x

Keti's Projects said...

Lovely card. Perfect autumn colors.

Thanks for playing with us at Izazovi i sladkiši.

Hugs, Keti (DT)

Cornelia (fun stamping) said...

Your photos are stunning and so is your card! Thank you so much for entering Simply Create Too’s challenge! I hope you will play again in the upcoming challenges!
Cornelia – Simply Create Too Design Team Member

Amanda said...

Ooh my Vickie, you got me totally with this card, lovely colors and such a beautifull text, thank you for that, and for joining us at Shelly's Images.

hugs Amanda
Shelly's Images DT

CraftygasheadZo said...

Gorgeous! Thanks for joining us at Polkadoodles. Take care Zo xx

Leanne said...

Thanks for playing our fall challenge at 4 Crafty Chicks,great job!

Leanne DT!
4 Crafty Chicks

Stephanie said...

What a beautiful card!! I really love the fall colors (fall is my favorite season). You seem to have captured the essence of fall in this card. I always like to see Scripture are the focal point on a card. Thanks for joining us at Word Art Wednesday.

Kim said...

Your card is beautiful! Thanks for sharing those beautiful Fall photos. They remind me of days gone by when I used to see that every Fall. Thanks for joining us at Tuesday Throwdown. Hope to see you next challenge.


Andreja L. said...

Such a perfect creation! I like the colors you use and your fall scene which you made.
Thank you so much for joining us at "Izazovi i Slatkiši"
Hugs, Andreja

Lori Turner said...

Awesome card! Wonderful colors for our FALL challenge over at 4 Crafty Chicks - thanks for joining us!

Ardilla said...

Beautiful fall colors!!! This one is one of my favorite verses ever.
Thanks for participating this week in our challenge at QKR Stampede...
Ardilla :)

Bettina L. said...

This is fabolous. Love the warm, vibrant fall colours and the design with the sentiment. Thanks for playing at QKR Stampede and good luck. Hope to see you back friday for a new challenge. Bettina DT Member at QKR Stampede!! xx