Monday, November 22, 2010

Thankful for 2s4y and Curtain Call

 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!



ThinkInk Creative said...

sorry about your horrible week and your friends.

Your card is beautiful. I think you pulled the colours off quite well and that ribbon is just sooo cute.


Berenice R. said...

Hi Noelle! I'm deeply sorry about your horrible week and your friends. I will pray for them. Hope they get well very soon.

Your card is beautiful!

Berenice R.

Stacey Schafer said...

how eclectic and fun! thanks for playing the Curtain Call!

Melody said...

Such a unique card. I really like it!!

Monika/Buzsy said...

What a great card Noelle. Love that note paper image, the ribbon treatment... the flowers. Very nice desing elements, and great use of the colors. Thanks for playing along with us at Curtain Call. :o)

Laura Davis said...

Very pretty!
Thanks for playing at 2S4Y!

Anabelle said...

Love the elements on your card! Lovely!

Angie Tieman said...

What a fabulous card! Love all the great details! Thanks for playing at 2S4Y this week!

Kristii said...

I am so sorry you had a terrible week!!! Thinking of you and your friends!!! Your card is absolutely wonderful!!! Hope this week will be better!!