Tuesday, November 13, 2012


Are we really a thankful society?
It doesn't seem so.
There are many thankful individuals out there, but it seems that we as a society have lost what it means to be thankful, to appreciate our blessings, to earn and not expect. 
I am thankful.  
I am thankful for my family and friends and their love and support, for my home, for my job, for my fur balls.  I am thankful for the gift of creativity and the means to support my habit.  I am thankful for people who take the time to read my ramblings and view my creations and, if they are inspired, leave me lovely comments.

Some Details:
  • All of the papers are of course from My Mind's Eye.  The combination of patterns and rich amber tones with black accents says vintage country mercantile to me.  Love it.
  • I colored the pumpkin illustration with Distress Markers, then spritzed the entire image with water to blend / bleed the colors, just like Tim :-).  I then fussy cut the image and accented areas with Distress Stickles.
  • The ribbon I used is simply too bulky to make a bow for a card, so I cut a couple lengths and tied them together with twine.  Sort of a faux bow! 

What are you thankful for this year?

Digital Tuesday: #186 Thankfulness
Going Grey with Scrap-Creations: Give Thanks
Party Time Tuesdays: PTT #94 - Happy Thanksgiving
Shopping Our Stash: Challenge #77 - Thank You or Thanksgiving
Pile It On: #46 - Let's Be Thankful

Cardstock: Stampin’ Up! ‘So Saffron’
Patterned Paper:  My Mind’s Eye Lost & Found Two ‘Sunshine’ 6x6
Image: Vintage Ephemera ‘Pumpkin illustration, 1911
Inks: Distress Markers; Distress Ink ‘Old Paper’; Le Pen ‘Black’
Embellishments: Ribbon; vintage button; Distress Stickles ‘Peeled Paint’, ‘Vintage Photo’; Papertrey Ink rustic button twine
Tools:  Foam ink blender; Tim Holtz paper distresser, tiny attacher; SU! punch ‘1-1/4” square’; mister; EK Success punch ‘photo labels’; Glue Dots


  1. oh wow what a gorgeous card!!!

  2. Very thankful for the tip on making your gorgeous bow! Beautiful card as always...

  3. soo pretty! love the ribbon and the layers.

  4. Wow! Gorgeous! So artsy! Love the image and that faux bow! Thanks for joining the challenge at SOS this week!

  5. I love it -
    Thanks so much for sharing
    with us at the Pile it On Challenge.

  6. I love it -
    Thanks so much for sharing
    with us at the Pile it On Challenge.

  7. what a nice card, I love the quiet muted colours, very fall and very appropriate for giving thanks I think!

    Thank you so much for joining us at Shopping our Stash!

    *crafty hugs!*


  8. first of all I am thankful to life the blessed life I have and I am so glad I stopped to read your post, not just comment on your card, which by the way is gorgeous.
    Your post says it all, we have so much. Anyone who can take the time to craft and has a computer to post it on, has a wonderful life, at least IMHO.
    Thanks for sharing your beautiful card and thoughts, I'm glad I was here to visit.
    Chris, Pile It On

  9. This is a really beautiful card. I love the way you put the ribbon! It really lovely. Thanks for joining us at Digital Tuesday Challenge.

    Maya xx


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