Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Happy Thanksgiving

I don't make to many Thanksgiving cards; I've just never gotten into the habit.  But the last couple of years I have been sending one to my Grandmother, because grandmothers are special (right?) and as I live 3 1/2 hours away from her I don't usually get to see her on Thanksgiving.  So, here's my card for her:
The Make it Monday Challenge from Papertrey Ink this week is to make your own plaid patterned paper.  This is the first time I had given it a try and I think I like how it came out.  The lighter "brown" stripes are actually supposed to be orange and I think I would have liked that color combo a bit better, but I only have the one orange ink and it looks brown, so what are you going to do?  The sentiment was also stamped in the same orange (that still looks brown).  Anyway, I think I will definitely try this technique again.

Love to Scrap Challenge #41--say it in color (sentiment must be in a color other than black)
Cuttin' & Stampin' #1--Thanksgiving
Word Art Wednesday #159--anything goes with uplifting sentiment
Paper Pretties #357--thanksgiving/be thankful
The Stamping Chef #56--anything goes
MFT #203--sketch
CRAFT #286--inspiration photo (I was inspired by the green, orange, brown and white colors)

Time Out Challenge #19--embossing with sparkle (I hope sequins count as sparkle)
Frosted Designs--"thanks" with a twist: ribbon/trim, twine or washi tape
Brown Sugar #121--use 2 or more colors
Sister Act Card Challenge #83--anything goes
Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps Wonderful Wednesday--anything goes
Treasured Times #29--anything goes
Sentimental Sundays #234--heartfelt thanks
One Stitch at a Time #224--giving thanks
Make it Monday #190--stamping a plaid background

Stamps: PTI "Distressed Stripes"; Verve "Tall Oaks"
Darice Woodgrain embossing folder


Megan Smith (aka Daisymeh) said...

Really pretty card! I love the dry embossing and the sequins! Thanks for playing with us at Frosted Designs!

Basslady said...

a marvellous and very stylish card!
thanks so much for playing along with us at Craft-Challenge!


Hugs and kisses from germany,

silvi xoxo

Carole Robb Bisson said...

A very pristine card with a wonderful heart to send it to your Grandmother. Thank you so much for sharing your inspirational art with us at Word Art Wednesday. We appreciate your participation.
Blessings, Carole Robb Bisson

Shona Chambers said...

This is fantastic and love the woodgrain embossing. Really love the sweet pumpkin too! So glad you joined us at TIME OUT!!!

sweet art designs said...

Love the simplicity os the card. Proof that less is more! Thank you for sharing with us at the C.R.A.F.T. Challenge. - Myrna DT

the primitive country bug said...

Great plaid background and your card is adorable!

nini78 said...

Thanks for joining us at SAAC this week

La Papera Gialla said...

Thanks for entering our C.R.A.F.T. Challenge this week!
Monica - DT

artful-notions said...

Such a sweet card. Love the plaid you created!

Annette Reed said...

Fantastic job! Love the plaid and wood grain! Thanks for joining us at Love to Scrap!

Nikki Byrne said...

Fabulous card and perfect for our with thanks theme over at OSAAT, Thank you for joining us :) Nikki DT

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Loveeeeeee this! Thanks for playing along with Frosted Designs!!!