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Thank you for stopping in and looking around. I am an admitted paperholic and try to participate in all things stamped. In the past I have taught classes on unique techniques at our LSS and have loved every minute of it. My mind continues to want to create and share. I garner my inspiration from fellow bloggers, our LSS, and some of the horticulture magazines that come in the mail. Simple pleasures in life make me smile and that includes a simple yet elegant card or piece of paper that I see potential. Please feel free to share your work with me as I share my work with you. Enjoy your visit!

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Love To Stamp Thanksgiving

Good Day everyone!
     Well, I finished this card this past Friday, but haven't had enough time to really spend loading it up, but I do want to get it up before it is too late :)  Especially since this is Thanksgiving week, and this is a Thanksgiving card.  This year we are not going to be able to get up north to visit our parents so I made each a card.  This is the card I will be sending to my Mom and dad for Thanksgiving:

I won this rubber image and four others in a blog hop for Love to Stamp in late October.  They are called Little Darlings, and most of them are :)  I chose this little girl because she will remind my mom of us kids playing in the leaf piles she would rake up in the fall.  You couldn't keep us out of those leaves for anything.  We would use them to rake out walls for our pretend "houses", pile them up to jump in them, and then just have all out leaf throwing wars.  We were always outside playing, there were no such things as computers, and TV was very limited so that our minds wouldn't get completely polluted from watching that "schmut".  Oh, if our grands could see what is on TV now!  But, I digress.  Every year we would carve out pumpkins that we picked from out of the fields.  So of course, the card had to have pumpkins on it too.  The ribbon is Earth Elements and it just sort of set the tone for the colors I was looking for.  DP is PTI's Autumn and cs is Bazzil. 

I really like the center step card because you can add so much texture, and I love texture :)  I colored the image with copics, but the pumpkins and Sentiment were colored with my Prismas.  The grassy area below the leaf thrower was colored with Shimmerz mossy green paint with lots of mica glimmer in it.  Distress Inks (Peeled Paint and Tea Dye) were used on the edges of all cs and DP's.  SB Long Classic Ovals/scalloped were used for die cutting the image out.  Pumpkins and maple leaf on inside are old Cuttlebug cut/emboss.  And yes, I did do the inside as well:

The inside sentiment was stamped and then embossed with Clear Stampin Up EP.  EP were layered up on the edges of the inside, I just love the look it gives in real life.  It's quite sparkly as well as I used Shimmerz Enamalz Sparkilicious EP.  That's it for this card, no extra bling, just coloring, one of my favorite pass times :)  Hope you have had a great weekend!

This card will be entered into the following challenges:
Card Makin Mamas: Thanksgiving or Thank you,  Joyful Stamper: What inspires you, Craft Your Passion Challenges: Photo Inspiration (leaves),  Crafts and Me Challenges: Simples,  Creative Craft Challenges:  Minimalistic,  FabNFunky Challenges:  It's cold outside,  Our Creative Corner Challenges:  Photo Inspiration (chandelier),  Papercraft Journey:  Embossing,  Patti's Creations Design Challenge:  Birthday or Thanksgiving and Digital or Stamped image,  Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenge:  Giving Thanks,  Pile It On: Anything with a "P" (Pumpkins!),  Raise the Bar challenge:  Anything with some type of food (Pumpkin!),  Stamp, Scrap and Doodle Saturdays:  Embossing,  


Laura - Layers of Color said...

Oh, Cindy! What a gorgeous card! It's brimming over with joy, color, pattern and thankfulness! Beautiful!!

Thanks for joining us for the tea party today!

Diana Queen said...

Cindy, this is WONDERFUL! I love a happy card. You've colored this image beautifully and eek!...the side ribbon is so creative! ;D

Dot said...

Such a great card, lovely colours.
Thank you for joining the challenge at Fab N Funky this week.

Sandi said...

Cindy - Such a great card for your Mom and Dad, it makes me want to cry to think of the memories. I know they'll love this card and will probably bring a tear to your Mom's eyes!
Thanks for playing in our 'Birthdays OR Thanksgiving' Challenge #33, and for using a Digital OR Stamped image!
♥ Sandi
DT Coordinator for Pattie's Creations Challenge!
and Pattie's shop
Home of Pattieboop and Allie!

Mina said...

stunning card Cindy and I love the sentiment and how you designed it...thanks for joining in with the Crafts & Me challenge this week
Mina xxx

Elizabeth Hart said...

Oh I love this card and the ribbon on the sides was such a great touch. Darling image. Thanks for sharing your creativity with us this week at Pile it On, Elizabeth (DT)

Shannin said...

Cindy your card is gorgeous. Your image is darling and I love the pumpkins and ribbon sides. Thank You for joining us at Craft Your Passion Challenges for our "Photo Inspiration Challenge". I hope you have a wonderful week and Happy Thanksgiving.

Shannin :)

~*Joni said...

Oh your side step card is just beautiful! What a fun fall image, I just love the happy colors and all the beautiful details. Thank you for joining in on our food challenge this week at Raise The Bar!
~*Joni RTB DT

Emma H said...

Great card - I love that center step and the ruffled ribbon! Thanks for playing along with Craft Your Passion this week!

scrap joanny said...

this is so great card - I love your work :-)) thanks so much for playing with craftyourpassionchallenges - hugs Joanna