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Friday, November 19, 2010

Card Fairy Army Thankful Blog Hop

Welcome to the Cricut Card Fairy Blog Hop. This month we are practicing being thankful for all the blessings in our lives. What are you thankful for? Do you stop daily and thank those around you for blessing you? Do you appreciate the small things in life? I sure hope so! With that in mind the wonderful fairies have put together some awesome THANKSGIVING/THANKFUL themed crafty items. Along the way there will be opportunities for inspiration, and blog candy. So make sure you hop all the way through, leave comments on every blog, and then a comment here on my blog when finished. I will be giving away a BNIP (Brand New In Package)Hello Kitty Greetings cart to a person that comments on ALL the blogs and here too! Happy hopping!

You should have arrived from Shellie's Creations, if you didn't you may want to start in the beginning and work your way through!!!

Here is the order in case you get lost along the way.

Caitlynsmommy: http://crystalscraftycreations.blogspot.com/
ScrappingDeb; http://tidbitsplace.blogspot.com
AJoy713 http://adreatravis2008.blogspot.com
RachelMutchler http://trickut-rachelscrafts.blogspot.com/
Kisatrtle www.kisatrtleskreativekorner.blogspot.com
ScrappyJess http://scrappyjess.blogspot.com
PennyLight http://lightwhimsy.blogspot.com
KarelJcreations http://karelj.blogspot.com
Shellie shelliescreations.blogspot.com
GRKIDDO http://ginathorntonstamping.blogspot.com YOU ARE HERE!
JamieFitzgerald http://www.jamieisacraftymomma.blogspot.com
Iluvsnowmen wandaswhimsicalwonders.blogspot.com
blondemommy26 http://blondemommy26.blogspot.com/
SherylGreene http://sherylscraftingcorner.blogspot.com

Ok so here is what I am Thankful for:

My wonderful Children Cheyenne is 7, Cameron is 4:

These are my 4 favorite kids!
First is my daughter, Cheyenne, My niece Savanna, My nephew William, and my son, Cameron

My Family (Minus my hubby who couldn't be there):

My sister Ginnese (in Purple), Her daughter Savanna (teal), My Sister-in-Law Bonnie (Bride), My Brother Duane (groom), My daughter Cheyenne (white shirt in front), my sister's son William (blue striped shirt), My Mom Ginnie (Blue with flowers) and me (purple shirt)and the littlest guy, my son, Cameron.

I am also VERY Thankful for my good friend Terri!! We text back and forth every day, almost all day long. If it weren't for her, I wouldn't make it through the day! LOL. My children always say "it's Miss Terri" whenever I get a text (and usually it is!). Here is Terri (in the black) at our recent Crop Weekend in Hamburg, with her sister Sherri.

Ok I would be lying if I didn't say that I am thankful for this:


Oh and there is so many other things I am thankful for! All of my card making supplies, RUBBER STAMPS, my friends, and so much more!!!!

Ok so here we go, my thankful project. Now I realize that most of the wonderful Fairies that have showcased their creations before me, most likely made layouts, but I have to be different! (It wouldn't be me if I wasn't!) And I am hands down more of a card maker then a scrapper, so here is what I have to show.

It features the French Foliage stamp set, in Clear Mount, by Stampin' Up. The colors are Kraft, Very Vanilla, Pumpkin Pie and Soft Suede. The embossing is done with the Square Lattice embossing folder by Stampin' Up,I just flipped the already embossed cardstock over as I really like the Debossed image! Once it was embossed (debossed) I used my brayer and brayered some Pumpkin Pie Classic ink over it. The image was done using the "Bamming" technique. I saw this on a website, and sadly I can't remember who's idea it was. You ink up the whole image, with one color and then you take another color and bam an ink pad on it, one time only, which gives it some dimension. I love how the leaves look with this technique!! The great thing about using the Clear Mount is you can use a larger block, organize your smaller stamps on it in whatever pattern you'd like, and then you can make a larger image, or use it to make your own backgrounds! The sentiment is from Day of Gratitude, and it is matted using the Decorative Label punch by Stampin' Up. There is a way to layer the punches to make it look as though it is matted, and I do have a tutorial for that, but that is another project for another day!

When you are finished here, hop on over to Jamie's blog! And thanks for stopping by!!!!


- - Sheryl - - said...

fabulous card! colors are great!

Shellie said...

Such a beautiful card. I'll have to look up that technique because it looks really cool! TFS =)

Crystal aka Caitlynsmommy said...

Fab card! I love the colors and that script stamp is YUMMY! I love that you shared so much about yourself. Thank you honey for sticking with the fairies as long as you have, you are really an asset!

Lora said...

This is a gorgeous card - thank you for sharing! I'm not much of a card maker and am always in awe of the lovely creations I see.

Karelj said...

A gorgeous card, as usual! You know how I love your work. I am so Thankful to have such a generous and creative friend in you! Thanks so much for sharing. A big hug for you! ksjennings (at) gmail (dot) com

PenLight said...

What beautiful children and family. How can one not be grateful for that? OH and CHOCOLATE! I love the techniques on your card. I always love these type of cards and want to create them, but I sit at the table at a loss. I'm glad there are people like you who can do them so beautifully. penlight-at-juno-dotcom

Trickut said...

What a lovely post and that card is beautiful! :)

Summer said...

Your cards and pictures were wonderful. TFS

CyndiU said...

What a beautiful card, so warm, colors are awesome. TFS and being part of the hop.

Joy said...

I love your card, it's beautiful. The colors are so warm and wonderful!

Christina said...

Great card!

jennyplace2 said...

Beautiful card! I love the way out posted about everything that you are grateful for. Family, friends, chocolate and scrapbooking supplies! Beautiful photos and a very warm loving post!

ScrappingDeb said...

What a pretty card - love the softness of the way the colors blend together.

njgramma said...

Love the colors and French Foliage is my Favorite fall stamp set !
Thanks for the tip on 'Bamming'!!

A Scrap Above said...

Hey Gina~
I love your card, very festive!
I am already a follower of your blog.
TFS and a chance to win
Bonnie C
ascrapabove (at) aol (dot) com

Suella said...

LLL I am thankful for chocolate too!
What a pretty card, like technique used, great work! TFS
Happy Thanksgiving to you & family!

Scrappy Jackie said...

I love seeing what you are thankful for... I am so blessed and thankful to have fun blogs like yours to follow. Thank you for sharing your projects and creativity with us! Beautiful fall card today!

Scrappin' Sista said...

So many neat new tips? Wow! I really like this card. TFS!


Dawn said...

love your blog!!

Lynne said...

that is a beautiful card! I love the colors!

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*BJ* said...

Beautiful card and great technique. TFS bettylarrynatyahoodotcom

Sheree said...

Very nice card! I would love to get some lessons in stamping...no SU demonstrator close to me...darn!

scrapperbecka said...

Beautiful card you did an awesome job!

Wanda said...

Beautiful Children. Love your card.
Thanks for being a fairy! Huggles, Wanda

kisatrtle said...

I love your card. Great colors

Jamie said...

that card is fabulous! Oh my goodness. I just love all the elements you used on it.

Thank you so much for sharing
bamiester (at) gmail (dot) com

Denise said...

Your card is beautiful! I love the stamps you used. You have so many things to be grateful for, thanks for sharing them :)))

jenni said...

What a beautiful card. I love the ribbon. Thanks for sharing.

TeacherMom said...

Your card is stunning. Love all the techniques you used on it. Definitely going to be trying some of these. Thanks for the inspiration.