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Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Give Thanks

Happy Tuesday Peeps!!

You know sometimes we need to be reminded to "Give Thanks", not just at Thanksgiving but all throughout the year. One thing I am thankful for is this blog and all the support I receive from it. I have been struggling with my creativity the last few weeks, I have felt so overwhelmed  by little things, things that don't normally bother me are really weighing on me, I guess we all have times like that. I mentioned this yesterday on facebook and had so many of my friends and online friends post replies and contact me privately that it really made me feel thankful.
I am posting this card that I made yesterday, after finishing up my control freak swap cards and getting them all packaged up and to the post office, I really wanted to make something just for fun. I sit down at my desk with an idea, believe me this card looks nothing like what  I had in my head and it took me well over two hours to complete. 
 I do like the leaves and the swirls.
I LOVE the stamp sets used here from the Stampin UP Holiday Mini catalog, "Gently Falling and "Hand-Penned Holidays". The DSP is another favorite, Spice Cake from Stampin Up, it is perfect for fall and for the Gently Falling stamp set! Another cute stamp in the Gently Falling set are the Acorns, they are adorable huh?

Here is a close-up of the leaves which I stamped on very vanilla card stock with more mustard ink and rolled the edges with cajun craze ink. I cut them out glued to some soft suede card stock and cut out again. I know crazy, but I was trying HARD!!! LOL!!

I have to tell you I was a bit bummed, yesterday after I came home from the post office I found the cute little tag I posted yesterday in the floor tore to shreds by the cat!!! BLAH!!! Now I have to remake that!!!
Well, that is all from me today, thanks for stopping by and 



Allison said...

This is absolutely gorgeous! Love the layout and colours - I don't know why I haven't ordered that stamp set or dsp yet!

Dawn Easton said...

Vicki, this is gorgeous girl! Love the rich colours!!! Fabulous!
You know we all have those days where everything just adds up and we get that overwhelming feeling.
Sorry that your cat destroyed that pretty tag...bummer for sure!

Cherie said...

Vicki, Your card is just stunning! I love the beautiful colors of the Spice Cake DSP! Thanks for the reminder that we all have alot to be thankful for...everyday! TFS!

Cathy Warhank said...

Great card!! I love your work, Vicki. You are an inspiration. I am grateful for YOU!


maryr917 said...

this is a beautiful card vicki-love the leaf images and the spice cake dsp is gorgeous-your mjo looks like its back in swing

Barbara Axmacher said...

This card is just stunning. I am always inspired by your blog even if I don't get into my craft room as often as I would like.

At least you posted the tag before the cat got to it!!