November 22, 2011

With Gratitude


I hope you're having a good week.  I'm currently on vacation at my sisters in Austin, and enjoying every minute of being a bum. :)  By now, I'm sure you've come to read how close I am to my sister, so any chance I get to spend time with her (and my bil), is awesome.  We will be cooking the full spread for Thanksgiving, and I can't wait to eat. lol  I do hope you and your families have a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday.

I created this card, just for fun.  I love it when time allows me that option, it doesn't happen often.

These colors are gorgeous together, and I'm quite pleased with my outcome.  I have to say, again, that every time I break out the distress inks, I'm always amazed at how beautiful they work together.  I've got some more new Verve goodies on this card as well.  I knew who I wanted to give this card to immediately.  I hope she liked it.  I've combined the following challenges into my card:

Mojo Monday #216 - Sketch
Shabby Tea Room #89 - Inspiration Photo (The Colors of Nature)
The Pink Elephant #126 - Give Thanks
Victorine Originals #21 - Thanks
Clear It Out Challenges - Orange & Brown (Must use old stash, I used some older ribbon and flowers)
ColorQ #112 - Early Espresso, Cherry Cobbler, Pumpkin Pie, Daffodil Delight & White (I got close!)
Going Grey With Scrap Creations - Thank You
The Stamping Boutique #20 - Thanksgiving
Tuesday Throwdown #75 - Lots of Circles
Use It Tuesday #20 - Giving Thanks (I used some older ribbon and flowers)

That's all for me.  I'm off to go pick on my brother in law and joke with my sister.  That's our favorite thing to do. :)  Don't forget to check back on Saturday.  I've got an exciting announcement, and there's a fun blog hop scheduled. 


Unknown said...

such a gorgeous, gorgeous card.
Thanks so much for joining us at Clear It OUt

Haven_mom4 said...

beautiful card. Thank you for joining us at Use it Tuesday-Haven

Kay D said...

Just awesome! That background is so wonderful, I could sit and stare at it for hours!

Kim Dellow said...

Oh gorgeous! Lovely card. Kim

Unknown said...

I love this gorgeous card. The orange panels are so pretty and contrast perfectly with the lovely green ribbon.

NanaConnie said...

Absolutely beautiful, Steph! Love the lace, the ribbon, and the flowers. Great details but still very clean looking. Thanks so much for playing along at Tuesday Throwdown this challenge.
NanaConnie TT DT

Teresa Kline said...

wow, this is gorgeous....I adore the lace and ribbon.....hope you have a wonderful week!

enjoy *~*

Jane Izumi Matsumoto said...

Beautiful! The colors are stunning. Thank you for playing along with us at Use It Tuesday. Happy Thanksgiving!

Cindy Holshouser said...

This is so beautiful. The colors are perfect. Thanks so much for joining us in the Tea Room this week.

Tanya S said...

This is just stunning.I love the colors and layout...that a lucky friend!Thanks for playing with us at Scrap-Creations

Sparkplug17 said...

Such a lovely card!

Miranda said...

fabulous card Steph, gorgeous colours
thanks for joining our challenge this week

Kristen said...

very talented to use one card to enter so many challenges. I love the background as well, is that a paper selection or is that inked? it kind of looks like distress ink but I'm not sure. Great card!

Visiting from Mojo Monday
Please stop by and say hello!
xo Kristina

Unknown said...

Steph, this is simply FABULOUS! Love the richness and that lovely bow. :) Thanks for playing colourQ this week! :)

Julia said...

Beautiful card! Thanks for joining us at The Stamping Boutique. Hugs, Julia-DT

Christina said...

This is really lovely, Steph. The lace adds a wonderful, delicate touch, and the inking looks amazing. Thanks for joining us this week at the ColourQ!

Arielle H Gordon said...

Beautiful card, I love that technique! Thank you so much for playing with us at the colourQ!

~*Joni said...

Aw Steph, this is just beautiful. I love the saturated colors and your beautiful take on the MM sketch. Wonderful job! Thank you for joining in on the fun at TPE this week!
~*Joni TPE DT

NanaConnie said...

Steph, Congratulations on taking a Top 4 spot at Tuesday Throwdown this week! I was so sure this was a winning creation when I saw it before. Always nice to be right. :-D

Sandy S said...

Stunning card - love it!

thanks for playing along at The Stamping Boutique...

Sandy :)

tiff reed said...

Wow! Way to combine so many hallenges at one time!! Awesome card, love the roses on the ribbon. XoTIFF