Friday, October 22, 2010

Simply Blessed ...

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TGIF hoarding card-makers and welcome to the weekend! And, since it's finally another Friday, it's time for another "Stamp Simply" challenge!

This week, Sharon is reminding us to be thankful for all of our many blessings. And with Thanksgiving approaching, we are reminded to Count Those Blessings! Today's challenge is wide open, but it has to have an overall theme of thankfulness. Some ideas include a thank-you note, a small hostess gift, a project featuring our children, home, friends, etc. Create something that will, in some way, convey thanks for all our blessings ... and please tell us what blessings you're thankful for as you create your project!

I'm grateful for so many blessings, but mostly for a happy home and dear friends ... and rubber stamps, designer paper, and ribbons, of course! Here's my uncharacteristically bright and busy card:

I decided to create a "suspension" card for this week's challenge ... a fun effect that looks like it took forever but is really quite simple. Kid's love these cards!

I followed the directions provided by the l'il voices inside my head, but you can create your own suspension card by using Beate's Suspension Card tutorial on Splitcoast Stampers, HERE.

To play along in this week's challenge ... and we hope you do! ... simply create a card or other paper project following the theme of thankfulness. Then, upload it to your blog or online photo gallery and visit Sharon's blog, located HERE and link your project up to Mr. Linky, located HERE.

When uploading to an online gallery, such as Splitcoast Stampers, SNR, or Paper Craft Planet, please use keyword: "ssnotime162" so that we can find your project.

Need more inspiration? Don't miss the fabulously creative projects created by the rest of the "Stamp Simply" team:

Our Fearless Leader, Sharon Johnson: No Time to Stamp?;

Barbara Anders: Paper Pursuits;

Jenny Gropp: One Krafty Kat;

Janine Orchard: 2 B Krafty;

AJ Otto: The Willow Garden; (AJ is taking this week off)

Deb Saaranen: Dream in Color;

Barb Schram: Explore. Dream. Discover.; and our amazing Guest Designer for October,

Jerri Kay Jimenez: A Touch of Grace.

If you'd like, you can see all of the Splitcoast Stampers gallery submissions HERE.

We can't wait to see your thankful creation!

Thanks so much for sharing part of your very busy day with me ... hope you have a fabulous weekend!


Card Recipe:

  • Card Stock: "Very Vanilla" Card Stock by Stampin' Up
  • Designer Paper: "Indian Summer" Paper Collection by BasicGrey
  • Stamps: Leaf Stamp by StampCraft; Sentiment from "Falling Leaves" Stamp Set by Stampin' Up
  • Ink: "Really Rust" Dye Ink by Stampin' Up
  • Accessories: Ivory Thread; Satin Ribbon; Rhinestones by KaiserCraft
  • Tools: Bow Easy Tool; 1 5/8" Square Punch; Word Window Punch by Stampin' Up; Stampin' Dimensionals and SNAIL Adhesive by Stampin' Up
  • Finished Size: 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" (Top-Folded)


purplestamper316 said...

lovin' the color combo ! <><

Janine said...

I love it!! Such beautiful colors!
Have a great weekend DEb!

CraftyGirl said...

Deb...this is gorgeous!! I love the rich fall colors!!
barb :)

Tina said...

So very pretty!

Elena said...

Beautiful card, Deb! Love the suspension leaf idea!

Crystal said...

Oh my goodness Deb this is FABULOUS!! Those colors look AWESOME!!!!

Barbara said...

Gorgeous, girl!!! You're using my fave paper! Love it!

Maria Matter said...

this is gorgeous Deb!!! so cool that you made it a suspension card too!
hugs & blessings!

Sharli said...

Hi Deb! Awesome card! I haven't tried a suspension card (yet). When I do, I'll probably case yours! LOL


Deborah Saaranen said...

What rich and vibrant colors Deb! I love your layout really lets the background paper shine!

Allison said...

So beautiful! Love it with the Indian Summer and the window!

Chris said...

very pretty, love the fall-ness!!

Rosemary said...

I love the vibrancy and style of this card! I agree with the poster above me - it has the fall feel.

knitwit said...

I adore the colours on this. I never look forward to the weather getting colder, but this makes me want to celebrate fall!

Jenny Gropp said...

Leaving the leaf white on this really makes it pop out from that DP -- just gorgeous!

Sharon (notimetostamp) said...

Fabulous autumn colors!!! Very rich and well done!!!