Sep 11 2009

Bloggers Challenge – Thinking of You


Happy Friday!  I’m headed off this afternoon to attend the Cincinnati Regionals tomorrow!  Woohoo!!!  So excited…it is like a mini Convention!  I’ll be catching up with several people I normally only see at Convention or Leadership, so that will be fun!

Today’s Bloggers’ Challenge is to create a Thinking of You card.  I seem to use a lot of this type of card.  I wanted to use one of the new fall sets in the Holiday Mini called Autumn Splendor.  The leaves have a beautiful fine drawing which makes it perfect for coloring, embossing or just stamping in colors.  I have seen some gorgeous cards done with this set!

I also used the coordinating fall designer paper in the big catalog, called Autumn Traditions.  These are definitely MY colors!  I love the Earth Elements color family!  The base is More Mustard and I placed a layer of Soft Suede cardstock on top of that.  Then I punched 1 1/4 squares from the Designer Paper and placed them like tiles in the background.  I stamped the leaf with Versamark on More Mustard and the acorns on Soft Suede, embossed them with Gold Embossing Powder, then cut them out.  Thinking of You is from Thoughts & Prayers stamp set.  I cut out the tag from the Matchbox XL Bigz Die with my Big Shot and More Mustard cardstock, then stamped the words in Basic Brown and sponged the edges. I really like how this turned out!

I hope you have a WONDERFUL weekend!  It is supposed to be gorgeous here!

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15 People have left comments on this post

Sep 11, 2009 - 08:09:08

Ohhh Connie – I love this – great sketch, colors and just GORGEOUS!!!

Sep 11, 2009 - 08:09:50
Pat Huntoon said:

Very Pretty, Connie! Don’tcha just love that paper?

Sep 11, 2009 - 09:09:24

Pretty – looks just like leaves falling outside a window!

Sep 11, 2009 - 10:09:40

Another beautiful card from Connie! I too love that leaf set and the paper! Love the tile background and the single embossed leaf and acorns as the focal point! Love it!

Sep 11, 2009 - 10:09:52
Rachel Hope said:

So pretty! Love the embossed leaves and acorn!

Sep 11, 2009 - 11:09:49
Tami Black said:

Fabulous card! I’m definitely casing this. Love the sketch and the way you did this!

Sep 11, 2009 - 12:09:53
kim howard said:

Have a blast at regionals!! This card is great, I love the tiled background of it and the flower/acorn are perfect!!! I need to post my acorn picture I took yesterday of my yard 🙂

Sep 11, 2009 - 02:09:16
Ida said:

Wow this is great! I love Fall and that DP is just so pretty. Love how you used it along with the leaf stamp over the square panels.

Sep 11, 2009 - 03:09:08

Have a great weekend and time away at regionals! This is beautiful (as always).

Sep 11, 2009 - 08:09:53
Shelly Schmidt said:

This is fabulous- love the layout and the BG is just wonderful! TFS

Sep 11, 2009 - 09:09:35
Jane Bosi said:

I love this! What a great way to use that dsp—totally CASEing you! 🙂 Jane

Sep 11, 2009 - 09:09:31
Lisa Bohler said:

Beautiful! Love the squares of DSP as a background and your leaf is gorgeous!!!!

Sep 12, 2009 - 08:09:37
Nikki said:

Sooo pretty! Love the grid in the BG…and the gold embossed images! {SMILES}

Sep 13, 2009 - 06:09:01

Very pretty! Love the gold embossing with the leaf and acorns.

Sep 16, 2009 - 09:09:40
Jan Hoyt said:

Connie, this card is just drop dead beautiful! I love the DSP and am happy that I have an order going in this w/e so I can get a pack of it, did I mention tha I love it?

Sorry I didn’t get a chance to swing by the convention center on Saturday morning to connect with you and some of the other Saturday attendees….sweep won out over swapping and I was out of swap cards anyway. 😉 Jan