Oct 26 2017

CCMC481 All Things Thanks

The colors for today’s Create with Connie and Mary spell out FALL for me!  I used the fabulous Leaf Punch to punch out some fall leaves!  The touch of Tranquil Tide in my Designer Paper was the perfect background.


Here’s my card:



  • The base is 5-1/2 x 8-1/2 Thick Whisper White, scored at 4-1/4 and folded.
  • On top is a 4 x 5-1/4 piece of Eastern Palace designer Paper.
  • The Thanks for Everything from All Things Thanks was stamped with Tranquil Tide Ink on Whisper White and cut with the largest Stitched Shapes Circle.  It was placed off center on the front and the excess of the circle cut off.
  • Four leaves each were punched from Cajun Craze and Crushed Curry and tucked under the circle edges.
  • A double bow of Linen Thread was added to the circle with a Mini Glue Dot.
  • Two Glitter Dots were added to the top of the circle.


Pretty simple card, but makes a nice thank you, I think!  Make sure to check out Create with Connie and Mary to see what the rest of the Challenge Team did with this challenge…we had a nice fall selection of cards…all very different!





Nov 26 2014

Banner Blessings



I have many things to be grateful for…pictures of two of them are at the bottom of this post!  My grandchildren and family are a blessing beyond measure!  Both sets of our parents have good health and we’re able to host Thanksgiving for our family tomorrow!  When I saw the Freshly Made Sketch 164 sketch for today, I knew I wanted to use the brand new Banner Blessings Photopolymer set from Stampin’ Up!  It was released last week and I love all the greetings in it…they are large enough to be the focal element on the card, but small enough to be the accent, too.  A great new set!


Banner Blessings

I combined Banner Blessings with Color Me Autumn Designer paper for my card:


Banner Blessings

Here are the details:

  • The base is 4 1/4 x 11 Cajun Craze, folded in half.
  • The Very Vanilla layer is 4 x 5 1/4 and placed on top.
  • I cut two pieces of Color Me Autumn Designer Paper (in my favorite pattern!) 1 1/2 x 4 and adhered at top and bottom of the Very Vanilla.
  • Two 1/4 x 4 strips of Mossy Meadow hide the seams.
  • I stamped Banner Blessings with Mossy Meadow ink in the center panel of Very Vanilla and used the Cajun Craze Marker to color in the letters.
  • I cut a small piece of Burlap Ribbon and tied Linen Thread around it with a bow, adding the Autumn Wooden Element to it.
  • I added Mossy Meadow, Cajun Craze and Hello Honey leaves cut with the Fun Fall Framelits and embossed with the Woodgrain Folder to the Burlap Ribbon and below the greeting for accents.

OK…new photos of the grandkids.  I know it has been a while!  Carter is 17 months and Quinn is 6 weeks!


Quinn Nov 24 small

First Snow 2014 small

Very, very blessed!  I wish you and yours a very Happy Thankgiving and safe travels!