Thursday, November 19, 2009


There's a current trend on different blogs and on Facebook to say what you're grateful for each day.

I'm grateful for many things:
* My family - we seem to actually like/love/respect each other and I know that's not true for every family out there. So, I'm grateful for our relationship. (I just wish most of you lived closer!!)
* My friends- old & new - I am grateful for our alikeness and differences. To my stamping buds, I wish I could meet you all in person but I love seeing your work electronically. You inspire me!
* My job - times are tough and I'm grateful everyday for the paycheck at the end of the week. And the ability to work from home.
* My created outlet - I've always been "crafty" as my family calls it. Be that needlework, scrapbooking/cardmaking, or baking bread. The process recharges my batteries!
* My home/health - as my friend Julie pointed out on her blog yesterday. There are a lot of people that don't have one/the other/both.

And on to my KLSNS blog entry for today! The card background was dry embossed with the Cuttlebug Embossing Folder: BIRDS AND SWIRLS. The large panel print is Basic Grey INDIAN SUMMER. And the main panel is Whisper White stamped with Basic Grey's FAUNA set. I stamped along the edges leaving a good deal of "white space", then stamped "GRATEFUL" from PaperTrey's GRATEFUL set in Brilliance black. When all the ink was dry, I went back over the round Pomegranate leaves and used Magenta Stickles to add some bling. I used this weeks' SCS sketch (SC255) for the layout.

Stamps: Basic Gray FAUNA stamp set, PTI GRATEFUL (sentiment)
Paper: Close to Cocoa, Basic Grey INDIAN SUMMER
Ink: SU! Purely Pomegranate, Chocolate Chip, More Mustard
Accessories: SU! Purely Pomegranate double stitch ribbon, Stickles, and Cuttlebug Embossing Folder: Birds & Swirls


  1. whoa..I have these stamps and love what you did here! Gorgeous! :)

  2. Very elegant card -- I love that Fauna stamp set and how you combined the images!

    You are so right -- we all have many, many things to be thankful for, even on the gloomiest of days!!

  3. Deb -- love the colors and the layered look you got by stamping along the edges. The Stickles add a perfect touch!!

  4. wow, what great colors!!! Makes me want to run down to my room and pull out my Indian summer papers that I've bought and can't cut!! hahahahaha!!! Thanks for entering in the smART Word Challenge too!!

    good luck!!! and Happy Thanksgiving!!

  5. Such great, uplifting colors! And I like the single word which speaks volumes. Thanks for entering November's smART-Word Challenge.