For some reason, I've felt inspired to try to get really different looks from sets that are intended for fall/harvest/Thanksgiving. Today's card uses a fall set from Papertrey called First Fruits. The stamp is a background builder that mimics the design on the pineapple stamp in the set, but it always reminded me of a peacock. So I took it in that direction, alternating layers of SU's green galore and tempting turquoise.
This doesn't look autumnal at all, does it? Of course not. What do you think of this layout? I can't remember ever using it before, but it's nice for those longer sentiments. This sentiment is from Beautiful Blessings, also by Papertrey.
Please note that I used three layers of cardstock. All white. This isn't making any dent in my colored cardstock collection!
Personal Digression: Lately I've been very distracted. George and I have started our younger son (who has autism) on some medication...a very difficult and stressful decision. I'm watching the pook kid like a hawk for any scary symptoms and also signs that the medicine is working. Plus, George decided several weeks ago to look into buying/building a new home, which means that I have to get off my butt and get our current digs presentable in case they go on the market. The deep cleaning is certainly needed, regardless of our final decision about moving. Also, cleaning is helping me work out my stress...I don't handle drugging my child or big financial decisions well at all, and cleaning my kitchen cupboards with Murphy Oil Soap is rather therapeutic. Smells nice, too. Crafting is rather hit or miss right now, but I just photographed enough projects to finish out this week.
And let me say that if your over-the-stove microwave is looking sorta filmy, Formula 409 and a little elbow grease will make it shiny as new. Who knew?