Thursday, November 25, 2010

Happy Thanksgiving!

What a wonderful day to celebrate! We all have so many things to be grateful for. Today I am thankful for my wonderful family, the fact that my hubby will be working closer to home and getting a pay raise, that my children are all healthy, and that I have everything I need in life. Family, friends, and a home to call my own. So with the richness of my life in mind, I decided to may a rich in color card. I just got the Gold Lame Smooch Accent ink last week and thought this would be the perfect time to initiate it! So I would have embossed the Pretty Pattern BG, however I brought Dazzling Diamonds glitter instead of Iridescent Ice embossing powder, which is what I meant to bring. I didn't realize it until I had already sprinkled it on the first piece of cardstock. Well, that one got scrapped and i decided to just stamp it in Early Espresso. Then I colored in the little flowers with the Gold Lame Accent Ink.

Ans since I am not at home and brought limited supplies, this is what I came up with. Wouldn't you know it, I did not bring any sentiment stamps, and no fall stamps either, so I was a little stumped for a main image for a bit. Then I thought about birds being an any time of year item, so I just made them fall colored! Problem solved :)

Then I stamped the bird image on the inside panel along the bottom and left plenty of room to write a note.  Oh, and this a 4x4 card by the way!
  • Stamps: Northern Hearts
  • Paper: Early Espresso, Old Olive, Very Vanilla
  • Ink: Early Espresso, More Mustard, Cajun Craze, Always Artichoke
  • Other: Big Shot with nesting oval and scallop oval dies, ½" Seam Binding Ribbon in Very Vanilla, Gold Lame Smooch Accent Ink, Signo white gel pen

And look at these adorable little pilgrim hats my mother-in-law, Irene, showed me how to make! I made about  dozen of them last night for the meal today. They are made with a fudge stripe cookie and a mini Reeses cup glued together with frosting. Then black and white icing to add the hat band and the buckle. So, what do you think? I think they won't last long, no matter how cute they are!

I hope you all have a wonderful Thanksgiving surrounded by family and friends and good food, without any drama or trauma!


Heidi Baks said...

Love the coloring on your card. And those cookies are just too cute!

Sara Mattson-Blume said...

Those treats are very cool...

The card is great. I love the fall birds!

Yapha said...

Gorgeous card! Happy Thanksgiving!

Adriana Benitez said...

The colors and details on your card are wonderful. The detail you add to the inside of your cards really "kick it up several notches". And the treats are YUMMY looking!

Jen Timko said...

This card is just wonderful (limited supplies...who would have known?). The pilgrim hats look delicious and adorable!

Shelley said...

Great out of the box thinking with the birds! They turned out great. The cookies are too cute!

Susan Hogan said...

I have just found your tea lights tutorial through eastcoaststampers, and love the simplicity of your boxes and instructions - thank you for making these public. I will be making tea lights now! I have just signed up as a StampinUp demonstator this month, so don't have as much SU stuff as you to play with, but am getting there! BTW love your card - not sure if we have this set in Australia yet but it is pretty.


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