Saturday, October 10, 2009

Be Thankful For the Little Things--Crazy 4 Challenges #6

Our Canadian friends celebrate Thanksgiving this weekend. I wish our Thanksgiving in the US was earlier than it is--it sometimes seems to get pushed to the background by all the Christmas preparations and doesn't get the attention it deserves. Our challenge today is to make a project with a thankful theme. It doesn't have to be a Thanksgiving card, it can be simply a Thank You card.

I chose to use an image from JustRite's Autumn Blessings set after being *so* inspired by this gorgeous card by Debbie Olson. I tried to color like Debbie and I don't think I made it but I'm happy with it nonetheless. I stamped the image and border on a MFT Cream Perfect Paper Panel with Memento Rich Cocoa ink and colored it with Copic markers. Then I cut/embossed it with a Classic Oval Nestabilities die and sponged the edges with a PTI Vintage Touch tea dye ink pad. For the base card I used paper from PTI's First Fruits and Bitty Box Basics collections. Card stock is Very Vanilla (SU!) and Ripe Avocado (PTI). I'm loosely following this week's SCS Sketch Challenge 249 layout but flipped it on it's side, so I used my ribbon for one element and tied on a Vintage collection button from PTI with twine, also from PTI.

NOW, be sure to check out the samples by the rest of the Crazy4Challenges team!

Cindy Haffner
Frances Byrne
Jessica Diedrich
Jessie Rone
Joanne Grzelak
Joycelyn Turner (Joycelyn is having computer problems and won't have a card today.)
Lori Boyd
Lynda Benden
Mercy Kerin
Robin Willis (Robin is also having computer problems today.)
Vicki Garrett

THEN, you know what to do--we'd love to have you come along and play with us. Just do your thing with the sketch and link it to Mr. Linky on the Crazy4Challenges blog. Please link directly to your project, and not your blog. And, if you upload to a public gallery, please use the key word C4C6.

Thanks for stopping by today!!


Stamps: Autumn Blessings (JustRite)
Paper: Very Vanilla (SU!); Ripe Avocado, First Fruits, Bitty Box Basics (PTI)
Ink: Memento Rich Cocoa; Vintage Touch Tea Dye (PTI)
Accessories: Cuttlebug/Nestabilities die; 3M foam squares, ribbon (craft store); button, twine (PTI); corner rounder; sewing machine; Copic markers


  1. WOW Barb! This is simply GORGEOUS!!! I love your beautiful papers and your pumpkins are absolutely perfect! :)
    Happy Saturday!

  2. Love this!!! I wish I could get my Justrite images to look as good as these! Your coloring is superb!

  3. Barb - this is one gorgeous card!!! Love this JR set too and your made it look awesome!!! Hugs ~S~

  4. So gorgeous, I love your rich pumpkins.

  5. barb...this is gorgeous! love the colors, the dp, and that yummy ribbon! amazing job!

  6. Beautiful card, Bar! Your pumpkins look fabulous and I love the "gratitude" printed paper with this!

  7. Oh yum - I love the colours you've used, keeps the image looking fresh!

  8. Your card is so pretty!! I love your coloring and beautiful design!

  9. Hey Barbara, This card is Wonderful. The colors are so pretty and the pumpkins look so real you want to touch them. That beautiful color ribbon in the perfect touch!! I wanted to tell you that you were on my mind today because my husband helped me to make a ribbon rack for my new stamping center and half of them are from you!! thanks again :)

  10. gorgeous the pumpkins and the layout is fab

  11. hey! I recognize that stamp! ;) LOVE, LOVE you card-the coloring on the pumpkins is WONDERFUL, Barbara and the layout is gorgeous!

  12. This is so pretty -- everything about it is just lovely and perfectly executed.

  13. This is a BEAUTIFUL Thanksgiving card Barb! I love the papers, image & sentiment and your layout is fantastic!

  14. Barbara, this is Gorgeous~!! Yes, I am glad that we have Thanksgiving a little earlier here, it's a beautiful time of year to enjoy it too! The pumpkin(s) image is absolutely stunning!



  15. This is so pretty! Love that orange ribbon and your perfectly colored pumpkins!


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