Hi all, sooooooo sorry it has been so long. HORRIBLE week last week, just horrible :( We were fighting multiple viruses around here and dealing with an absolutely insane schedules. But the worst part is that I have 2 friends both fighting cancer & they are both young & healthy otherwise. One of them started chemo last week and one of them had a tumor removed. I don't mind telling you, this has really got me down. One of those sobering times when you realize we are not guaranteed anything in this life & sometimes that's a bit of a tough pill to swallow. Plus my boys have just been in rare form & NOT in the good way. Oy- sorry for venting, I will pick myself up soon, I've just been feeling pretty down today.
Ok, so I figured I REALLY need to make a thankful card and maybe I can start counting my blessings again. This is for 2 challenges Curtain Call 57 and 2s4y- Laura's sketch 66. Here are the pics.....
As you can see, I went with a long card again (maybe to go with my long face? Hey- made a little joke!) This card is hard to make fit on here because of the long size, click on any of the photos to get a better view. I had actually stamped out a few of these "thankful" pieces a few weeks ago with the intent of making Turkey Day cards, Hopefully I will get at least a couple done. These colors were a bit weird for me, I (for whatever reason...) don't usually mix warm and cool neutrals like brown and grey. So I kept the Basic Gray to a minimum, only stamping the Verve notebook paper stamp with it and just a teensy thin border of it beneath that printed wood piece. But see, THIS is why challenges are so good, they force you to think outside the box! :) I made that mini orange "bow at the bottom by pulling ribbon through two holes in my border punched piece, and then pulling them back through another hole between them-kapish? The flower "leaves" are just ribbon folded and then cut to give a leafy appearance.
Manufacturer list: solid cardstock, patterned paper, library clip, vintage brad, inkpads & alphabet stamps-SU!, quote & notebook stamp-Verve, ivory herringbone ribbon-MFT, orange ribbon-Hobby Lobby, border punch-Martha Stewart Crafts, ivory flower-making memories, plaid flower-Hero arts, brown flower-Prima, brown border sticker-Basic Grey.
Well, that's it for me tonight. I have some cool interior design pics to show you soon & some holiday decorating ideas as well. Hoping to get to some more challenges too! Please comment or follow if you can..... I would LOVE to hit 20 followers by the end of the year :) Have a super day!