Monday, November 22, 2010

House Full of Birthday Blessings

Hello Everyone! Are you getting excited about your Thanksgiving holiday? It is one of my favorites! This year is a special treat as I am going to be with my daughter and family for their first Thanksgiving back in the States! After three years in Germany, we are so thankful to be together!

The card I have to share today was a little time consuming to complete but still fun to make. It's always a fun time when I can use my Cricut!

I started with a cranberry cardstock base and layered patterned paper with a diamond pattern. The house is cut with the Winter Woodland cartridge from a DCWV adhesive mat stack. The fence is cut from pink cardstock with the Heritage cart. The sentiment is cut with the George cart, first in green and then in shadow layer in pink. I added small cranberry pearls to the center of some of the flowers and larger pearls as accents for the gate. The ribbon is threaded through the card and tied into a bow. I used a hand held diamond punch to make slots for the ribbon to run through. I distressed the edges of the card base to add a little more interest. On the inside, I layered more patterned paper and added the greetings which were stamped and computer generated. The greetings layers were punched with a Martha Stewart border punch. More steps than usual for this card, but I think worth the time! Hope you like it, too!

It is so good to be back in my craft room and making cards for friends again! My "therapy" of crafting is back in session and making my days a lot more enjoyable! Life has its twists and turns but I can always count on my craft goodies to keep me going! LOL! Isn't it amazing how some paper, ink and "toys" can make you smile?!?!?

I want to wish each of you a Happy and Blessed Thanksgiving! I have so much to be thankful for and a big part of the blessings I enjoy are due to my wonderful cyber friends and family! Hope the turkey comes out just right, your football team wins, and you can enjoy knowing you are loved and appreciated!

Blessings to you,

Monday, November 15, 2010

Stargroves is Celebrating!

Hello Friends!

I wanted to share some info with you today! Anne at Stargroves is celebrating her second blogaversary and has some wonderful goodies to share with a lucky participant! Anne is a super talent and her blog is well worth a visit. She shares some great ideas and even shares sketches of her work! I always get some inspiration when I stop by!

Hope everyone is enjoying this gorgeous Fall! And stay tuned!!! I have some new posts coming soon with my Cricut as the star!!

Blessings to you,