Thursday, November 26, 2009

Thankful!

Happy Thanksgiving! I must say this is among my favorite holidays. It is so much fun to get together with family and reflect on our many blessings. We all have had bumps this year, but even in those times we still look to find ways to praise God for our blessings.

One of the things I am so thankful for this year is my daughter Izzy. When she woke up this morning, the first thing she wanted to do was stamp. Am I lucky or what? The next big thing I am thankful for is our new baby that will be arriving in the beginning of June! Isn't that fun? Needless to say you will all be seeing more baby things around here. That is also why I have been a bit slower with my posting lately. Hopefully you will all understand and forgive me LOL!

I was so excited to finally be able to work on Dawn's latest color combo found here.
Then when I was checking early this morning, I found a fun sketch she inspired me to create with from Limelight Papercrafts.
Here is my card
The sketch challenge did want us to use dsp, but I just had to make some of my own LOL! Hopefully this still counts. I really liked this color combo, but I was unsure how to make it all work together, until I thought about creating my dsp. Super fun.
I started with guidelines 2 paper and then stamped with guidelines 2 stamps in lavender moon, raspberry fizz, spring moss and aqua mist. I then stamped the new diamonds backgound set from PTI in versa mark ink and then embossed. The next step was to brayer with SU chocolate chip ink and then rub the excess off the embossed part. WOWZIERS!!!! Love this effect.
The rest is pretty easy and since it is Thanksgiving I am going to cut this a little short.
It's a good life!
Terri E.
Deets: All supplies are Papertrey Ink unless noted
Stamps: Signature greetings, Background basics:diamonds, guidelines 2
Ink: lavender moon, raspberry fizz, spring moss and aqua mist, su chocolate chip, versa mark
Paper: Lavender Moon, stampers select white, lavender moon, su chocolate chip, guide lines 2 paper
Accessories: Lavender Moon polka dot ribbon, large scallop punch, su stampin dimensionals, raspberry fizz button, aqua mist button, spring moss button, white floss, clear embossing powder

17 comments:

Jane said...

So PRETTY!!! love it!!

Andrea M said...

Very pretty! Great take on the challenge :)

Maureen said...

very cool effect!! did I read your post right....you are expecting? Congratulations!!

Rose said...

What a lovely card! And congratulations to you on your baby :)

Susan said...

What an amazing technique! Such a beautiful card. Congratulations on your wonderful news!!

Journeymark Cards & Gifts said...

Terri, this card in beautiful, as always!!! Congratulations to you and your family. I like how you accomplished the two in one design.

Helen F. said...

Hey Terri, Congratulations on the new baby news! How exciting for your family.
Pretty card for both challenges too!

dahlhousedesigns said...

Fabulous job, thanks for playing along with Limelight this week!

Lisa A.

Tracey said...

WOW!!! LOVE the background you created.....so amazing!!

Winter said...

Oh, Congrats! Love the card, the background paper is great! :)

Dana said...

Hi Terri, congrats on your exciting news!! :) Your card looks beautiful! Thanks for sharing your technique for the background paper.

Dana said...

Hi Terri, congrats on your exciting news!! :) Your card looks beautiful! Thanks for sharing your technique for the background paper.

Mandy said...

Oh, I just LOVE this card! What a gorgeous background you created!! Thanks so much for playing along with us! Be sure to check back Monday afternoon to see who wins! :)

Sherry (aka sherryann) said...

Your card is just beautiful.

Windy Robinson said...

Wow!!! Very cool job with your stamping... you card is gorgeous:)

travelingmama said...

What a great way to use the colors! I love this!

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