Oct 07 2011

Always Thankful again

I was really on the fence on whether or not to purchase this set, Stampin' Up!'s Always Thankful.  But…I am really "thankful" that I did!  Even though I'm not really a "coloring book" type of stamper, I do enjoy it once in a while.  These images are easy to color and you can really get a variety of looks from them.  I made this card for a special person.  I know she will see it here first, but at least she knows I'm thinking of her and do appreciate her!



I started with a base of Early Espresso cardstock and layered on Pool Party, taking my colors from the two Spice Cake Designer Papers that I used.  I added the Scallop Border Punch along the bottom of the horizontal DSP.  I stamped the image in Black Stazon on Very Vanilla and watercolored with Pool Party, Old Olive, More Mustard and Sahara Sand (for shadow) Stampin' Write Markers and my trusty AquaPainter.  I layered the Very Vanilla on more Early Espresso and popped it up with Stampin' Dimensionals on the front of the card.  I added the greeting from Petite Pairs with Early Espresso Ink on Pool Party and punched it with the 1" Circle Punch.  I hope she likes it!


I have a LONG to-do list today.  Hubby is home on vacation for a week, plus today.  Several honey-do projects that I know I'll get roped into "helping".  Main one is to paint our bedroom…but that it kind of scary.  Every time we finish decorating our master bedroom, we end up MOVING!  I do NOT want to move again!  So…hoping we don't jinx ourselves!  But…I really am tired of my bedding and wall color in there!



I have several Ribbon Shares that only need 1-2 spots left before I order, including the Scallop Dots, Ruffled and 1 1/4" Striped Grosgrain Ribbons!  With the holidays coming up, you will definitely want these for your cards and gifts!  I offer THREE yards so you have PLENTY for your crafting and class needs!  See the Ribbon Share details HERE!




4 People have left comments on this post

Oct 7, 2011 - 05:10:00

Just beautiful.  Love the colours and love the image.  Thanks for sharing.

Oct 7, 2011 - 08:10:23
Patti Willey said:

Everyone water colors better than me! Ugh! Very nice set! And you can't go wrong with this awesome paper! 

Oct 8, 2011 - 01:10:20
Tania said:

That's gorgeous Connie. So glad I got this set. I'm thinking I'll have to CASE this beautiful card.

Oct 11, 2011 - 05:10:11
Sandi said:

This was a beautiful card!  It was even MORE beautiful when I opened my mailbox and the envelope and held it in my hand!  I was that special person that was lucky enough to receive this amazing card.  Thank you so much Connie, you made my day!!