Monday, November 21, 2011

Bushels of Thanks...


It's almost Thanksgiving and I have a lot to be thankful for. I have a wonderful family, I've moved back to my home state, and I get to enjoy things like papercrafting while taking care of my sweet rugrat. When I saw the inspiration photo from this week's Lawnscaping challenge and Simon Says Stamp's Thanksgiving/Thank You Challenge, I knew I had to make a 'thank you' card to show my appreciation. 
As you can see, apples seem to be the focal point of the inspiration photo. Lawn Fawn does have a darling apple stamp, but alas, it isn't part of my stash. So, I improvised! I took the cute cookies on a plate image from Cozy Christmas, the little leaf from Critters in the Forest, and a fine-tipped black pen to create my own little "bushel" of rosy apples. After coloring and fussy-cutting, I searched for some patterned paper and came across this darling paper from MME. The sentiment is a customer thank you stamp from LF and it pretty much nailed what I wanted to say to all my friends, family, and colleagues who bring me joy each and every day! Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours. 
BEAN NOTES
Stamps: Cozy Christmas, "Many Thanks" sentiment stamp, Critters in the Forest, and Bannerific (Lawn Fawn)
Cardstock: Choice Buttercream (Taylored Expressions); Riding Hood Red (Stampin' Up!); Gray textured (American Crafts)
Patterned Paper: Darling Deer (My Mind's Eye)
Coloring Medium: Sketch Markers (Copic); Black Marker (Copic)
Tools: Screw Punch (Martha Stewart Crafts); 1-3/4" Circle and 2" Scallop Punches (EK Success)
Accents: Glossy Accents (Ranger)



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11 comments:

Laurel said...

This is fantastic~ I even had to tweet about it! Love that you used the cookies and turned them into apples! So clever! Loving that plaid background! This whole card is fantastic! LOVE~ Thank you so much for joining us at Lawnscaping!

Joan V said...

Ah, this is cute. I really love that plaid paper, too. thanks for sharing.

Yainea said...

Wow! This is a clever idea! I don't have the apple of "My silly Valentine" but I couldn't have this wonderful idea! Beatiful and lovely card :)

Annie Rose said...

This is too cute! I love putting smiley faces on random things. Your card is perfect and that paper is fantastic!

Pam~ said...

Love how you created your adorable apples ... very creative and they look great! My kitchen is done in apples so this card warms my heart! I love your DSP ... can't beat plaids! Happy Thanksgiving!

Ann Schach said...

Wow, Regina! I LOVE this paper! It was the perfect choice to set off the basket of apples!

Chari Moss said...

What a brilliant idea!!!! I love it!

Ruza's Craft Corner said...

What a great way to use those stamps! Love the patterned paper behind your apples!
Hope you have a marvelous Thanksgiving! ;o)

Vera W. Yates (Ling) said...

Fab card, Regina! Hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving. Thank you for playing along with us at Lawnscaping! :)

melania deasy said...

Ohhhhh this is so sweet and clever....love everything about this card. Thank you for playing at Lawnscaping :)

Ayana Posadas said...

Regina, this card goes so well with the inspiration photos. The apples look GREAT!!! :)