Friday, October 22, 2010

Thankful For You - Stamp Simply #162

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.

Barb Schram

Janine Orchard

A J Otto--sitting this week out

Deb Saarenen

Jenny Gropp

Deb Neerman

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)


  1. This is gorgeous, Barbara! Love those wonderful stamps ... and that fab DP!

    Hope you have a terrific weekend!

  2. what a beautiful card!! :)ingein

  3. OK, so this is the SECOND card JUST TODAY that I have seen and LOVED using the Fall Fillers... I KNEW I shoulda got it too... AND I STILL dont have the darn Christmas Fillers yet!!!!! Grrrrr.. Do you slip her some extra cash-ola with your orders!!????!!!!?? HMMMMM???? UGH! LOL

    GREAT Card and of course you ROCK!!!!!

  4. Gorgeous!! I haven't inked up this one yet either!! Best get to it!

  5. Love this card, the colors are so vibrant! Beautiful work Barbara!

  6. Oh my, this is awesome! I love that line of Basic Grey papers and that twill looks so fresh and clean against the darker colers; love it!

  7. Beautiful! Your coloring on that "produce" in the jar is fabulous!

  8. This is just adorable Barb! I have almost purchased this jar set numerous are setting me up for a sale here, girl!!!

  9. Very pretty card! Love all those autumn colors and patterns coming together.

  10. I love this Jar and the Fillers. Beautifully done and perfect for this challenge!


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