Sunday, October 11, 2009

Thankful Life...

Ahhh...a long three day weekend :)  I hope you have Monday off like I do!  I spent some time today stamping and ended up finishing a couple of thank you cards I needed to get to.  I'm sharing one today:

My layout came from Mercy's Tuesday Sketch Challenge (MTSC41):

The sponged ink and the stamped plants make this eligible for Sharon Johnson's Stamp Simply challenge (ssnotime106) from two weeks ago!  Yep...I'm a little behind with my challenges...but working hard to get back on track! **Update 10.15.09: I meant to post that this card also qualifies for the Crazy 4 Challenges...uhh, challenge (C4C6), to create a card with a thankful theme!

I have to say this card took FOREVER to finish!  Mainly because of my own indecisiveness but also because of the stitching.  I finished my panels a while ago and set it aside to await my hand stitching, where it waited, and waited....and waited.  Then finally today I stitched her up!

Thanks for swinging by today!  Hope you've had a chance to join Just Us Girls already ;)

Have a great week!!

Stamps: Papertrey Ink, Life and Background Basics, Text Style; Inkadinkado, Round Frames
Paper: Papertrey Ink, Kraft, Dark Chocolate, Pure Poppy, Select White, and Green Tea Leaves
Ink: Papertrey Ink, Pure Poppy; Stampin' Up! Chocolate Chip and Mellow Moss; Tim Holtz, Vintage Photo Distress Ink
Accessories: Papertrey Ink, White Vintage Buttons; Primas, Antique Brass Brads, Craft and Sewing Thread from my stash


Tammy Hershberger said...

BEAUTIFUL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! OMGosh, LOVE the colors, and you know how much I love your stitching! Gorgeous card, GF!

Velta said...

I clicked on this card and oh my is all I can say! Your work is just beautiful and different from so many other card crafters...that I absolutely love!

Unknown said...

OOOOOHHHHH Kristin! I ♥ this! WOWEEE girl -- the colors are so rich - and the stitching...I REALLY need to get friendly with my machine ;). Beautifully done Kristin!!

LeAnne said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous! I love the colors you've used here!

A Little Licht on the Subject... said...

What an elegant card! And again - faux stitching. I've gotten to the point that I think you should have to have a HUGE disclaimer at the top of your blog - NO SEWING MACHINE WAS USED IN THE CREATION OF THIS PROJECT!
Thanks for the inspiration - sincerely love it!

Mona Pendleton said...

What a beautiful card! I love the sponging on this card. It really gives a soft, feminine look to those lil' posies! :)

diane (cookiestamper) said...

so pretty! And wonderful stitching!

StampOwl said...

this one is fabulous too

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