The little things that make me happy here on Bliss Road~~Emily Keaton

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Forever Thankful

Yesterday's color challenge CC291 on Splitcoast Stampers was absolutely yummy: rich razzleberry, so saffron, and tangerine tango. What terrific autumn colors! It was also the perfect combo for my first SNEAK PEEK of a beautiful new clear stamp set scheduled to be released by Mark's Finest Papers next week. This is Thankful for You, a versatile set that includes a wonderful mix of thankful sentiments and harvest images. (Isn't that wheat image beautifully detailed?) My inside sentiment reads "Happy Thanksgiving" in a lovely script.

Other challenges that went into the making of this card:
  • Critter Sketch Challenge: this sketch
  • Moxie Fab World's Tuesday Trigger: to be inspired by this abstract folk art Painting by Catherine Horvath Buchanan. I was inspired by the farms and fields to use wheat on my card and by the pretty autumn trees to use leaves. Many of the colors coordinate nicely with the challenge colors I used, too :)
  • Stamptacular Sunday: Challenge #79, Layer It On, to use at least 5 layers
  • Paper Sundaes: Something from Your Stash (I've had that satin ribbon in my stash forever and just recently discovered how nicely it coordinates with rich razzleberry!)
  • Stamps R Us: Challenge #6, an All Nature Theme
  • City Crafter Challenge Blog: Week 25, Hooray for the Holidays--create a holiday project for any holiday. I went with Thanksgiving for this one.
  • A Spoon Full of Sugar: Challenge 124, Sparkle and Shine. My glittery DP certainly does sparkle!
What am I happy about today? I finally have a Bow-Easy!! Yay!! I have always been quite definitely bow-challenged and have thought for quite some time that I should get a Bow-Easy. I didn't want to pay a lot for postage and didn't need a lot of other supplies (which might normally qualify me for free shipping somewhere). So I finally poked around and found an eBay seller through whom I could get a Bow-Easy for $6 (USD), including shipping. (Here is the Bow-Easy listing.) Sounds like the right price to me! :) It arrived on Friday, and I spent some time playing with it over the weekend. This online photo tutorial was a huge help. I'm happy that I can finally tie somewhat decent-looking bows, like the one on today's card. Not perfect, but a huge improvement. At least I'm on the learning curve now!!

Thanks for stopping by. Have a super day!

Card Recipe:
Stamps: Mark's Finest Papers Thankful for You
Paper: PTI kraft CS, SU so saffron CS, SU tangerine tango CS, DCWV textured CS, DCWV sparkle DP from Indian Summer Stack
Ink: SU so saffron, SU tangerine tango, Palette bordeaux
Accessories: CM 1.25" square punch, SU scallop square punch, SU scallop trim border punch, SU scallop trim corner punch, SU wide oval punch, SU scallop oval punch, MS maple leaf punch, satin ribbon, foam tape, hemp cord, Bow-Easy

27 comments:

Ashley said...

Hi there, I love the colours of the card that's the first thing that came up in my mind! i also love the grain stamp very much! thanks for joining us at stamptacular! also i'm giving away a candy have a look at my blog!

Carol said...

Emily this is such a cute sketch and you have used it so well with all your fabulous details and special touches. What an awesome card. I just love it!

Bear Hugs,
Carol :O}

Danielle Champagne said...

Hi! Emily, such a cute card for thanksgiving, wonderful paper combo. cute little leaves bouquet! Thank's for playing along with us this week in our Stamptacular Layer-it-on challenge. Hope to see you again soon.
Hugs,
Danielle

Emily (stampingout on SCS) said...

Way to go on both of those challenges, Emily! Gorgeous card! :)

Anita said...

Emily, this is a beautiful fall card. Especially like the little leaves you added for your embellishment...perfect!

Ros said...

Beautiful card ... I love your colours ... thanks so much for joining us again at CCCB

fi's cards and crafts said...

this is lovely and great colour combo. Thanks for joining us at Paper Sundaes this week.

Fi

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Great colors, so pretty! Thanks for playing along with us at CCCB!

Joanne (jojot) said...

oh...I like this sketch.....and the way you used it....fab leaf card.....

Carla aka scrappypug said...

Oh this is gorgeous! I love the colors you used and the bow is perfect! I need to practice with my bow easy for sure. I am bow challenged as well :) Thanks for joining us at Critter Sketch Challenge this week!

Benzi said...

Just gorgeous Fall colors and your farms and field inspiration is so pretty..certainly inspired you to make a lovely Autumn card. Oh, I don't even know where my Bow-Easy is but I suppose I need to find it.

jimlynn said...

Beautiful card! Love all the fall colors. So pretty.
Lynn

Moira said...

Very pretty!

Thanks for playing along with us at the Critter Sketch Challenge Blog... hope to see you again next week!!

Jacki Randolph said...

Such a beautiful fall card. Love the colours and a great take with the sketch.Thanks for playing along with us at the Critter Sketch Challenge

Linda Robinson said...

What a beautiful card.. I just love those colors.. So glad you joined us this week at CCCB!

Michele said...

Great card and use of the sketch! I love the colors. Thanks for playing the Critter Sketch Challenge.

marsha said...

Emily, this is just beyond gorgeous! Your colors are scrumptious and certainly reflect the colors in the folk art painting. Great take on our sketch this week and love the leaves! Thanks for joining us for this week's Critter Sketch Challenge and hope you will come and play with us again next week!
Hugs,
Marsha
CSCB-DT

Colleen Dietrich said...

I really do admire your ability to combine challenges! I love to see the result of what you "see" when you look at the challenges. The wheat stamp is really very nice, and you're right - that Color Challenge at SCS is yummy!

Tanya said...

Beautiful card!! Thanks for joining us for this week's Critter Sketch challenge

suzARTe said...

I love this card Emily. You have done a fantastic job with all the challenges. Great to see what you have been upto

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

beautiful CAS. Love the kraft paper also.

Cheryl Nelson said...

This is so beautiful!! LOVE the combination of colors!

Helen F. said...

Emily your card is amazing...love all the challenges you entered with it. Wishing you luck cause I see "winner" here :)

Nana said...

Beautiful card!
Thank you for playing with "Paper Sundaes" and hope to see you again!
hugs Nana

Cath said...

Hey Emily! What a pretty approach to this week's Tuesday Trigger in the Moxie Fab World! Thanks so much for playing along! :)

France said...

Just Perfect ! Thanks for playing in our Paper Sundaes Challenge!

Marilyn said...

Great card & wonderful layout. Thanks for playing along at Stamps R Us.