Saturday, October 29, 2011

Life In Abundance - Be Grateful - Always

Happy Saturday to my friends.

Today's card is a direct result of finding a great challenge website. 

It is called Hand Stamped SentimentsInstead of a sketch, they have weekly inspiration challenges.  Here is the one for this week:

This really reminded my of the abundance that is ours and how we need to be grateful every day for what we have been given.

We are on a "use what we have" streak at our house, so this fits right in.

I used two dies on this card.  The first is from the MFT First Class Friend Stamp and Die Set.  I cut the frame out three times.  Twice on chipboard and once on patterned paper.  Then I stacked and glued to make the dimensional frame.  The sentiment is also from MFT Stamps.

The other die I used is the banner from Spellbinders.  There are two banners in the set and I use them all the time.  It is one of the first sets I bought from them and I'm glad I did.

I just added some bling, a flower and a sparkly leaf to finish up the card.  I hope it says what is in my heart...for truly I am thankful for all that has been given to me.

See you tomorrow with the final October sketch from Cardabilities. It's a good one!



  1. Love, Love, Your card! And the frame and colors are just so beautiful together!

  2. Your colors blend so well. This is a great card to look at - very pleasing to the eye. So glad you joined us this week at Hand Stamped Sentiments.

  3. Fabulous card. Perfect sentiment, colors, & design.

  4. Just beautiful! Love the color combo and all the great details! So glad you shared this with us at Hand Stamped Sentiments!

  5. Beautiful card! I love how you framed and decorated the sentiment. Thanks for playing at Hand Stamped Sentiments.

  6. Susie I absolutely love this! What a stunning card! Thanks so much for playing with us at Hand Stamped Sentiments this week! I can't wait to see more of your work!

  7. I love everything about this one! The colors are perfect and so are all the elements you've used. How come that blue color works so well for fall and with mustard??? Thanks for playing at Hand Stamped Sentiments!


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