Saturday, October 24

I'm Better... Plus... My {{Favorite}} Season Project

Well it's been over a week since I posted last... I really didn't think I'd be sick as long has I have. The flu really did me in. The only good thing that happened while I was sick (as if anything good could happen - when you're sick) was that Rainee and Steve didn't get what I had. Super Thankful about that!!! Now I'm just praying it continues! Granted I'm still not 100%, but I am able to get out of the house and get some things done... and sit at the scrap desk for little bits of time... I still get tired easily... but over all... I'm doing soooooooooooooo much better! I want to thank you all for your kind words of encouragement, they mean the world to me.

In the last couple of days, I have sat at my scrap desk a few hours. While I was sick I thought a lot about what I wanted to do for my layout/project for the favorite season challenge over at 'WhatIsYourFaveThing'... My favorite season is fall... I love the candy apples, crisp nights, crackling fire, sweater weather, Starbucks pumpkin lattes, my birthday is in the fall (which is always something to look forward to) I love Halloween, Thanksgiving... and the bright colored leaves that crunch when you walk.... so it really wasn't a hard decision. Although I love the other season when they come around... fall always brings warmth and beauty to me.

Even though I was sick as a dog... I was able to sketch a few layouts I'll be able to scrap once I'm back to a 100%... But for this challenge I decided to do something I could do with Rainee...

I decided to do a Fall themed wax paper/crayon window. I've done a few of these now... my Valentine window and the Summer window which I did a video for. But I wanted to do something different like my cousin MJ did with her window for her mother.... I didn't want to fill the whole background with shapes like before... I wanted to make a fall scene.... and this is what I came up with... I just love how it turned out... I put it in my kitchen window... so even though, here in California, we don't get all the beautiful colors of the leaves changing... I can still have my own little colorful fall tree...

What about you? What's your favorite season??? Which season fills your heart with joy? Whichever it is... why not document it with a layout or project... you still have time to enter it in the challenge over at 'WhatIsYourFaveThing'... Thanks so much for stopping by... and thanks again for all the lovely thoughts and comments while I was ill... Enjoy your day!!

Materials: Wax Paper: Stater Bros., Crayons: Crayola Crayons, Frame: Walmart, Paper: Vintage Book, DCWV, Ink: Ranger Disstress Inks, String: Martha Stewart-EK Success, Tree, Leaves & Birdhouse: Cricut Stretch Your Imagination Cartridge, Bird: Scrapbook Etc. Paper Piecing Templates

13 comments:

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

OMYGOSH for the LOVEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE of trees.....MICHELLE!!!!!! This is AMAZING!!!! wow wow wow wow wow wow!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I loveeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee it!!!!!! GORGEOUS!!!! Thanks soooooooooooooo much for playing along with us and I am glad U feel a little better and that Rainee and Steve didn't get sick! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

Jeanet said...

Oh wow..this is so beautiful and gorgeous and unique!!LOve this!
Just stunning!
Thank you so much for playing along with us!

Jill W. said...

Very, very pretty, if you can't have the falling leaves of New England outside your window what a wonderful way to bring them to your window!! (We have the same problem here, in Texas)
I'm glad your feeling better and I hope you continue to get stronger everyday.
~Jill

Hanneke said...

WOW thta is stunning!! Love how you did this!!
Thanks so much for playing with us!!

Dina said...

I found you on youtube many moons ago and stop in and see how you and Rainee are doing. I am glad you have gotten over your dreaded Lurgies, we just finished ours here in Oz. I who hardly ever gets sick got it 3 times. I also love the window tree, it looks fabulous.

Chris said...

Your project is so beautiful and unique - I remember doing crayon projects like that when I was a child but my favorite fall thing was collecting leaves and then ironing them between pieces of wax paper to preserve them. Hope you are feeling better and that no one else catches it. Thanks so much for playing along with us at TAAFOMFT.

Cerise Welter said...

Dear Michelle,

The tree is so beautiful and I too love fall. My birthday is Thanksgiving and you named all the reasons I love fall. We don't usually get the lovely colors here that I remember in Wyoming and Montana or even California, but the weather is absolutely intoxicating!

One of my favorite songs is, "Autumn Leaves" and your tree brings that to mind. Using the newsprint for the bark was simply inspiring.

I think about how a tiny acorn becomes a huge oak tree (even the live oaks we have here in Texas) and I'm awestruck. Where does all that substance come from? God sure is amazing. He said that every seed would bring forth after its kind and it always does!

Thanks for being creative even when you want to stay in bed and forget the world.

Blessings from us in the south.

Hugs,

Cerise

Anonymous said...

This is ABSOLUTELY beautiful!!!
I love it!! You are so very talented. MKK

sarah said...

GORGEOUS layout!!! those leaves are soooo pretty!

thanks for playing along with us!

hugs,
sarah.

Jenneke said...

WOW!!!! This is soooooo beautiful!!!
LOVE this tree!!

Thanks so much for playing with us!

XXXJenneke

Georgia Visacri said...

this is AMAZING!! thanks for playing along with us!!

Bekka said...

Stunning. Absolutely stunning. Thank you so much for joining us!

MJ said...

So pretty - I'd keep it up all year long.