{11.24.11} so thankful…

Happy Thanksgiving!

If you didn’t start at the beginning of the Unity hop, make sure you head over to the Unity blog for all the deets.  Always lots to see and I love it when Angela kicks off our hops.

Today we celebrate Thanksgiving the US.  I probably say this every year, but this is my favorite holiday.  It is not about gifts, it is not about bunnies or candy.  It is about being thankful for the blessings in your life.  It is about spending time with your loved ones and sharing some amazing food and stories.  Maybe playing a little football or relaxing while you watch others play.  I am so very thankful for many things that have happened this year and for the memories I will always have.

And even more so for the one being delivered tomorrow… my new fridge.  Ha, just kidding.  But seriously, what a blessing and stress reliever it will be!

I am incredibly thankful to be apart of the Unity Stamp Company design team.  The opportunities and blessings this company has given me are endless.  I’m so happy to share this day with my Unity family as well.

I’m using the Give Thanks and Generations stamps sets for this card.  Seemed fitting.  These sets are just perfect for the blessed feeling I was going for.

And, I am so very THANKFUL for all of you… my friends.  I never knew the wonderful friendships I would find when I started this blogging and card making adventure.  For that, I give thanks.  Hugs to all of you.

Happy Thanksgivings
to my stateside friends.

That is all from me, off you go to Maren’s blog!!!!

Psst… I almost forgot the CREATE: blog challenge called for Thanksgiving cards this week.  Hope on over to the blog to see all the beautiful cards.

{11.11.11} wanna sketch?

Friends with Flair

Hello my Friends with Flair Unity dearies.  Lots of fun stuff today.  Can’t wait to go through all the entries for today’s Friends with Flair.  Hope you will check them out too.
The ideas are always so fabulous.

A few things for today.  First, well, you already know.  This card was made for today’s FWF.  Second, this week’s challenge at the CREATE: blog was to incorporate wood.  Hmmmmm.  That is a super duper challenge for sure.

So, I decided to use a bloggie buddy for inspiration.  I sent her this card as a thank you for some goodies she sent me recently.  I was inspired by her style.  Who is this girl you ask???  Well, it is a secret until the card arrives at her door.  *wink*

I’m using one my fave fall sets… Give Thanks.  I thought long and hard about how to incorporate some sort of real wood into this card.  I remembered a fabulous card and story by my sweet friend.  She has a tendency to head to the backyard in search of grasses for her cards.  So, off I went searching for some sort of twig in the backyard.  We have a fairy duster bush back there and luckily it has some little buds left on it.  So sweet and perfect for the card.

The tag has been dry embossed with a wood grain as well.  For the sentiment, I cut the long quote in half and stacked it so it would fit on the little label.  Worked awesome!

And last…

I mentioned I’d post some sketches to go along with some cards time to time.
So… do you WANNA SKETCH?

If you WANNA play along, I’d love for you to link below.  I’ll leave the link up for two weeks {till midnight MST on 11.25.11}.  I even have this little Itty Bitty {Little Miss Sunshine} prize from my stash for someone.  I’ll pick a random winner from whomever links up on 11.27.11. BTW… I have no rules.  Just have fun.

Thanks for playing.
Link closes… 11.25.11 at midnight PST.

Thanks for stopping by and remember to head back to the Unity blog to visit the rest of the Friends with Flair.














{10.02.2011} a moxie stretch…

So today’s card may be a bit of a stretch when it comes to the Moxie Fab Tuesday Trigger.  Not that I wasn’t inspired by it, I was, but somehow I ended up with the MOST clean and simple card EVAH.  Here is the trigger…

I loved that gingham with the red and blue.  And that is pretty much all the inspiration included in my card from this photo.  I really had intentions for a wild crazy mess of embellies, but once this butterfly stamp was down, all my plans went out the window.

The background of the butterfly stamp from THIS set reminded me of the gingham.  That is why I chose it and once I stamped it in red, it just made me so happy.  I couldn’t touch it so, I added the HAPPY sentiment and called it done {with a little bling of course}.

I had great BIG intentions to get a lot of card making done this weekend for WCMD.  Alas… time slipped away.  This beauty is only one of two completed.  I’ll share the other one tomorrow.