Welcome to my addiction!

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!

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

May the Bounty of the Season

Well, I am guilty of getting behind in posting my cards.  Mostly because my computer runs so very slow, anything that involves pictures means the molasses in the cupboard has found it's way into my motherboard :(
Since I don't think we will be able to go to our families who live out of state for Thanksgiving this year, I am working on making cards to send.  There are several cards with folds that I haven't had the opportunity to try, so I decided to roll the two together.  My first card is one of those cards where the top and bottom rails fold one way leaving the middle to be part of the regular card, but it bends and folds too.  Not sure of the name of this one, but you'll recognize it:

See, I knew you would recognize it.  I enjoyed playing with this card, lots of little cuts and fittings, but that leaves for lots of opportunities to do something different. The papers are from PaperTrey Ink.  The stamps are old Hero Arts (and I mean old!), but they were exactly what this card needed, so they got to get inky instead of something new :), these sentiments were embossed with VersaMark and StampinUp Clear EP.

I have used SB labels 4 and CheeryLynn dies fern frond and Sweet William (Calyx for fluffy flower).  Edges were inked with Distress Inks, Tea Die and Shabby Shutters.  Pin and rhinestones are from PizzazAplenty, small roses are from Wild Orchids.  Ribbon so pretty and sparkly came from LOC, it was a piece that they wrapped my shipment in.  You can see the ribbon better in this picture in the top corners:

The leaf in this picture is one I cut out by hand, folded in half and ran through my corrigator.  Rhinestone flourish was an old one from Kaiser.  I love routing around through my supplies and finding bits and pieces that I can put together and make everything come out looking somewhat unified ;)  Well, onto my next project!  Thanks for stopping, have a wonderfully blessed day!

This card will be entered into the following challenges:
CherryLynn Designs: Autumn, Celebrate the Occassion: Thanksgiving - must use a die, Craft Your days Away Challenges: Embellishment Bingo (Gems, Flowers, Pin), Crafty Creations Challenges: Recycle Recycle, Recycle!, Do You Stack Up Challenge: Inspired by Song (Give Thanks with a Greatful Heart), Kaboodle Doodles Challenges: Thanksgiving, PaperCrafting Journey:  Embossing, Pattie's Creations Design Challenge:  Birthday or Thanksgiving, Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenges: Give Thanks, Saturday Challenge: Dots or Stripes, Paper Players: Red, Artichoke and River Rock


marilynprestonn said...

This is just the prettiest thank you card. Wow scrolls and thank you for playing Crafty Creations Challenge this week and good luck. :)Peggy

Laurie said...

Absolutely beautiful!!! Thanks for playing with us at CTO!

Kianel said...

Great card!
Thanks for joining us at Cheery Lynn Designs challenge this week!
Love from France, Kianel.

downrightcrafty said...

Gorgeous creation and fabulous spots and stripes, thank you so much for joining us at the Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge
Hugs Kate xx
ps I have some new candy if you are interested:)

Sharon Field / Created By You said...

What a fabulous sideways step card Cindy Lou! Love the colors!

GiGi said...

Very pretty! I love the flourishes and flowers! Thanks for playing at CTO!

Helen said...

Beautiful card!
Thanks for joining us at the Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge!
Helen x

LeAnne said...

A beautiful card with many pretty details! Someone will be thrilled to get this! Thanks for playing with my Paper Player Color Challenge this week!

Sandi said...

Cindy - such an elegant card!
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!

Debbie said...

This is a gorgeous card!! You family will love to receive this!!

DelightfullyCrazy said...

What a delightful card, thanks for taking part in the Cheery Lynn Designs Challenge.

sparklygirl-Tina said...

Hi Cindy

What a gorgeous card love that fold style and the sentiment and orange flower are lovely.

Thanks so much for sharing it with us over at Kaboodle Doodles and good luck.


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Nanette said...

wow. love your card. so much details. thanks for playing at Kaboodle Doodles

Ive_Boricua_Girl said...

So cute... perfect!!!

Thanks for playing with us at CTO..


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Dilsaver Designs said...

What a beautifully detailed card, lovely! Thanks for joining us this week @ CTO :)

Sandy Hulsart said...

Very festive card. Good luck and thanks for joining in on the fun at Cheery Lynn Designs challenge blog.

Storage Shed said...

Well, I think you are the first ever blogger who is the most organize I have ever seen. I should learn from you, I am not well organizer but got some idea from your blog to do some sweet and superb.

Lesley said...

Gorgeous card! I love all the autumn colours and the orange flower! Thanks for taking part in the CYDA challenge xx

Esther said...

Lovely, lovely card!
So many pretty details!
Thanks for joining us at CTO!

Laura (sandytoz) said...

Very nice thank you card!
Thanks for playing with us at Paper Crafting Journey!!

Love, Laura PCJDT

printed pencils said...

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printed clothing said...

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