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

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Thinking of You on Thanksgiving

OK, East Coast, are you bracing for Winter Storm Athena? Here we go again! It's likely to get frightful outside here later today, but it's cozy and warm inside for the moment. Once the kids were off to school this morning , I cranked some jazz, lit a spicy candle, and cranked out some more Thanksgiving cards. Here's one of them.


I reached for my DeNami stamps for this one: Small Jack O'Lantern (I masked out his sweet face for this Thanksgiving card--such an easy way to stretch your stamps!) and the "thinking of you" sentiment from the Thoughtful Greetings Petit Four stamp set. I love this little stamp set--such a great and useful collection of petite sentiments. One of my favorites! I had fun watercolor painting that little pumpkin. I stamped it in Vintage Sepia Versafine ink on watercolor paper and then heat embossed it with DeNami clear embossing powder.

I'm playing along with a few challenges with this card:
In case you haven't noticed, I'm just mad for DeNami Design products! Are you intrigued? Then you should give the DeNami Addict Challenge a try!! This month's challenge is a fun sketch, and it's open for three more days. You do not need to use DeNami stamps, but if you win (and there's a good chance that you could: right now there are only 5 entries!!) you could win a $15 gift certificate to the DeNami Design online store to start your DeNami addiction collection :).

Of course, if you already have some DeNami stamps, then you should also try the DeNami Design challenge hosted on the DeNami Design blog. This month's challenge is also a sketch and requires at least one DeNami stamp. The pay-off for winning on this challenge? How about a $20 shopping spree in the DeNami Design online store?

And what if you are more of an instant-gratification kinda craftista? Then DeNami has got you covered! This month DeNami has a great online store sale. Check this out!!


I did some stocking up at the DeNami store myself over the weekend and will share some photos of the new haul when my eagerly anticipated package arrives!!!

OK, friends, stay safe, warm, and dry wherever you are. And thanks so much for dropping by!
Emily

23 comments:

Lisa said...

Another darling Thanksgiving card Emily! I hope the east doesn't get slammed again, fingers crossed and thinking of you all...stay warm!

Ardyth said...

Love your little pumpkin - looks like it's still in the patch, with that gorgeous dp behind it! Thanks so much for playing along with CASology this week!

Marisa said...

You are having fun with stitched circles, Emily :) Great Thanksgiving card and loving all the orange. Fingers crossed you don't get hit hard with the storm!

Pauline said...

This is a lovely pumpkin themed card for thanksgiving Emily! I love that shade of orange!

Stacy said...

This is a perfect Thanksgiving card! I love how you masked out the jack o lantern to make it a lovely little pumpkin :)

Pam said...

The pumpkin is sweet even without his face! Great Thanksgiving card too with the colors and patterned paper! Hope this storm doesn't get to you either!

Linda R said...

I really can't believe you guys are going to get hit again. That is crazy.

Your card looks wonderful. The bit of stitching looks great!

Hugs~

yyam said...

Such a bright and happy card! :)

nwilliams6 said...

Emzi - this sketch is the best! What a wonderful card - so cute!!! Hugz - lots of them.

Annette said...

aww cute little pumpkin and i love your stitching..pretty card.

Jessi Fogan said...

Congrats on your shout-out at DYSU :) And how fab is this pumpkin - it's even cute without a face! Love the layout you've used!

Tina M said...

Don't ya just love masking? It's like a 2 for 1 with all of your yummy stamps! ;) Yet another wonderful creation!

You are such a doll, thank you sooooo very much for supporting the DeNami Addict blog & challenge!!

My name is Wynneth said...

I love your Thanksgiving card Emily. Such rich colours and what a great shape to the base card. Did you stitch the circle element on or use a stamp for the stitching ?
hugs
wynneth
x

Rosemary said...

what a sweet thanksgiving card... the little pumpkin is so cute!! thanks for playing along with CASology this week!

Paulina said...

I heart this card, Emily! You are such a pro at sewing on your cards- I wish you could give me lessons. :) I just love how you mask off the face for this pumpkin- it truly makes it a versatile stamp!

I'll be plugging this card on the DeNami FB page later today- it's just too sweet not to share! :)

Tracey McNeely said...

Emily your patterned paper and the so sweet focal image is so cherry. Thank you so much for joining us again this week at CASology!

Kim said...

Just beautiful...that patterned paper is so pretty and looks so nice with that sweet pumpkin in the middle.

Lisa Carroll said...

This is gorgeous! LOVE how you've highlighted that pumkin stamp... very creative use of a smaller image, and making it fill the card! :) Thank you for playng along in our "Thinking of You/Sympathy" challenge over at the Simon Says Stamp challenge blog! xx

Jean said...

I love your sweet pumpkin surrounded by the beautiful patterned paper ~ a beautiful card!

Wendy said...

Love the pumpkin inside of all of that pretty pretty patterned paper and circles.

Melissa said...

This is an absolutely adorabe Thanksgiving card! Love the single rounded corner and the circle piece of floral DP is such a nice touch!!! Thanks for joining us at CASology! :)

Jen W. said...

This is fabulous! Love that pumpkin and the paper you used behind it and the stitching is the perfect finishing touch! Thanks for playing along with CASology this week!

Colleen Dietrich said...

I really like this sketch, and the way you did it up. The orange floral paper has such a pop, but doesn't detract at all from the pumpkin: it enhances it.