It's Stamp Simply time and this week Sharon wants us to count our blessings. Here's what she says:
Oct. 22 – ssnotime162 – Count your Blessings – We all have MUCH to be thankful for. And with Thanksgiving approaching we are reminded to Count Those Blessings!!! Today’s challenge is wide open, but it has an overall theme of THANKFULNESS. Some ideas that come to my mind – a thank you note, a small hostess gift, a project featuring our children, home, friends, etc. But the door is wide open – just create something that will in some way convey thanks for all our Blessings! And PLEASE, tell us what Blessings YOU are thankful for as you create your project!
I hadn't had time to ink up PTI's Fall Jar Fillers so I got them out for this card. I'm in love with this line of stamps. I love old jars--and new ones, too. I use them for all kinds of storage. I stamped the images on MFT's Perfect Paper Panels and colored them with Copic markers. I paper pieced the lid cover and cut them both out and popped them up. The rest of the card is pretty simple: some of my fave Indian Summer paper from Basic Grey, twill, button, and twine (of course, LOL) and some stitching. The sentiment on the jar pretty much says what I'm thankful for. I'm thankful for all the wonderful people I've met through stamping--it's been an amazing journey so far and I hope to continue it for a long time to come. I'm also thankful for relatively good health, my family, my friends, and my job (although I'm counting the days to retirement ;-)). There are so many other things for which I'm thankful but they are the main ones.
So, now it's your turn. Come along and play and take us up on the challenge--we'd love to see what you come up with. If you do, be sure to leave the link to your project on Sharon's blog using Mr. Linky. Please use the keyword ssnotime162 if you upload to a public forum. Don't forget to check out Sharon's fabulous sample and those of the design team, including our Guest Designer for October, Jerri Kay of A Touch Of Grace.
A J Otto--sitting this week out
Thanks for dropping in! I always love it when you do!
Stamps: Friendship Jar, Friendship Jar Fall Fillers (PTI)
Paper: Stamper's Select, Terracotta Tile (PTI); Indian Summer 6 x 6 pad (Basic Grey); Perfect Paper Panel (MFT)
Ink: Memento Rich Cocoa
Accessories: twill; button, twine (PTI); sewing machine; Pop Dots (craft store)