Thursday, November 27, 2014

Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Turkey Day everyone!

I am grateful for a lot of things and I'll share those that are craft-related here.

First, I am grateful that I have easy access to craft supplies.  There are a lot of wonderful companies that manufacture craft supplies of excellent qualities, and I understand that those who live in certain parts of the world do not have quick and easy access to them.

Second, I am grateful that the crafting world is a wonderful community.  Many papercrafters love to create hand-made gifts for others and preserve memories by scrapbooking.  They are some of the greatest and kindest people in my life.

I am grateful for each of you that stopped by my little blog and spend time with me.  This blog has always been my "creative diary" and I'm thankful that you are here to leave me kind words and comments.

I've made a simple card for today:

I'll admit that any simple card could take me ages to finish.  For this card, the longest time was spent on creating the background - I used Cricut Explore and Close to My Heart Artiste cartridge to cut the leaves.  The next challenge was the big leaf you see on the left.  I've tried many many leave images as I wanted to do some coloring so badly.  Unfortunately none of them went well so I opted to die cut this one from the Stitched Leaves set from Lawn Fawn.  For the last step I added a banner with an embossed sentiment to finish off the card.

I'm entering my card to the following:
4 Crafty Chicks - Die cuts
Crafty Creations - Embossing
Inspiration Destination - Anything Goes
Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenge - Anything Goes
Crafty Sentiments - Die cuts
Bitten by the Bug 2 - Thanksgiving

Thanks for stopping by and Happy Crafting!


  1. Lovely thanksgiving card, great leaf design and love the sentiment. thanks for joining our anything Goes Challenge over at Penny's Paper Crafty and good luck in the draw. Jennifer DT member

  2. Thanks for sharing your fabulous project and joining us for our current challenge at Inspiration Destination. Hope to see you again and good luck!
    IDCB Owner

  3. Very nice card. I know, sometimes it just doesn't turn out like you wanted. This one turned out nicely. Thx for joining Bbtb this week

  4. I love all the pretty fall leaves and colors on your card. I hope you had a Happy Thanksgiving. Thanks for joining us at BBTB2.

  5. I totally agree with you, we all have much to be thankful for. I do love that I have so many crafty supply places close to me as well. And like you I take forever and a day to finish a card or anything crafty. lol I love your card, the background looks amazing and I love your large leaf. This is a great Thanksgiving card! Thanks for joining us at BBTB2 ;-)

  6. Great card - thanks for sharing it with us at Penny's.

    Helen x

  7. Sometimes the CAS cards are the ones that take more time than the complicated ones! LOL..I hear ya! You did great on this one, though! Love the background and the leaves....gorgeous colors! Thanks for joining us at 4 Crafty Chicks this week

  8. A lovely card!
    Thank you soo much for taking part in our "Aything Goes” challenge over at Penny’s & good luck in the draw…
    Hope to see you again in our next challenge as well…

    (DT Penny's Paper Crafty Challenges)
    (DT-Coordinator Creatalicious Challenges)
    (DT Come and Get It)
    (DT Allways Something Creative)

  9. Terrific...thanks so much for joining us at Crafty Creations Challenges!