November 3, 2012

Thankful For You plus Blog Candy {SSSC171}

Hi there!  I know it's been awhile since I last posted!  I had a busy week with Halloween and my Mother-in-law's birthday.  I have been stamping, but nothing I can show you just yet!  My Favorite Things Teasers begin next Wednesday and I'll have PLENTY to show you during teaser time!  I am almost done with everything before the big release which is unheard of for me!  I am QUEEN of Procrastination, but I am trying to change!

Continue to the bottom of this post to read about the Blog Candy I have to offer!

Anywho....onto Karen's Sweet Sunday Sketch!  LOVE this week's sketch!  I didn't follow it EXACTLY, but you can see it there!  

We also have a new Sweet Sunday Sketch Guest......Welcome Pam Sparks!!

I made a shabby card using a new set from MFT called Thankful Leaves along with it's coordinating Fall Leaves Die-namics.  I L.O.V.E. this set.  The leaves were stamped in Not Quite Navy ink that was stamped off once to make it a bit lighter and not so perfect.  I used the stamp off technique with the leaf vein using Soft Suede ink.  The sentiment was masked so I could fit "For You" under "Thankful" and was cut out with Circle STAX Die-namics then sponged with Tea Dye Distress Ink.  Isn't that blue burlap beautiful? (Say that three times fast) Got it at my LSS in five colors :)  A little shabbying up, random stitching, lace trim, and some Kraft buttons tied with Hemp Cord and my card was complete!  The patterned paper is Carta Bella Traditions 6x6.  

I am also entering this into the Paper Crafting Tips and Tricks Week:  Canvas, Cork and Burlap Challenge over at the Moxie Fab World Blog!


Detail shot:


The inside:

This week's sketch:




Don't forget to check out the samples from the Sweet Sunday Sketch team:

Dana White (sitting out this week)

And don't forget our guest Pam Sparks!

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Onto the Blog Candy!!!

I recently decided to jump on the gratitude bandwagon and go for a little ride.   I have been lucky in this little hobby of mine to design for some of the best companies out there and to share my creativity here on my blog.  For that I am grateful.  But I am also SO THANKFUL for the friendships it has brought me!  Little did I know that some of my most cherished friends live in my computer!  LOL!  So what I'm trying to say is thank you for reading my blog, leaving comments when you can and sharing YOUR creativity!  I am Thankful for YOU!  

Here is what you can win:


Today's card along with Thankful Leaves and the coordinating Fall Leaves Die-namics!

All you have to do is leave a comment on this post telling me what you're thankful for.  

That's it!

You have until this Tuesday, November 6th at NOON to leave a comment.  I will choose a random winner Tuesday afternoon.  Open only to U.S. residents.


Thank you and have a wonderful Sunday!

56 comments:

Karen Giron said...

Get out! I LOVE your blue leaves - how fun is that? The burlap is amazing and I love the simple stamping inside.

Annie Rose said...

Jackie, I have so many of your creations bookmarked as inspiration... this card is headed straight there as well! It's gorgeous. I love the blue burlap! I, too, am thankful for computer friends who provide me with pretty things to look at all day long. :)

Luvs,
Annie Rose

Mary J said...

A gorgeous take on the sketch, Jackie! Like you, I'm thankful for all those supportive crafty friends out there! I'm also thankful for having a supportive loving husband and family! Oh and my ever loving dogs too!

Alina said...

it's such a beautiful card, Jackie, great colour combination!

Dragonfly Garden said...

Love that you used the blue on the leaves Jackie. It looks wonderful with the background paper.

Pam Sparks said...

LOVE your take on this sketch Jackie! Gorgeous elements and designing! Fabulous card! Love it!

KimCreate said...

Beautiful use of Blue on this card! Thanks for the chance to win these fabby products.

Karen Motz said...

This is BEAUTIFUL Jacks!! I adore the shabby look with the distressed edges and the blue burlap. So pretty!! And the added buttons are perfect!

Lori said...

So pretty, Jackie! Love all the texture from the distressing, the burlap, and the stitching, too.

Alanna said...

Your card is beautiful. I love the colored burlap. I'm most grateful for my church and family. But also that I have a good job and many other things.

Thanks for the chance to win.

scrappingnana said...

Very pretty. Love the blue leaves and colored burlap.
I am most thankful for Jesus, my savior, and for my family.
Thanks for the chance to win this great set.

Pam Sparks said...

I forgot to add my 'what I'm thankful for' to my comment above! First I would have to say I'm thankful for my husband, then our daughters and I'm so thankful to God for all the blessings of our grandchildren! Thanks for the chance to win! Awesome!

Leslie said...

Lovely! Love the unusual blue leaves - totally works with your card and that burlap is perfect, so shabby chic! I'm thankful for SO much, but mostly my family, my health and my friends. There's much more but I'd need pages and pages :)

KathyE said...

I love how you think out of the box in your color choices and design. Everything you do is beautiful. I get so much inspiration from you. I am so thankful for family and friends and a wonderful life.

kat said...

I am so thankful for so many things at this time in my life [retired 66-year old single woman]. I'm thankful that my children are all healthy and happy adults and that [for my age--ha!] I, too, am healthy and live in a wonderful senior community that watches over their neighbors. Throw in paper crafting as an obsession, er hobby, and life is good! Now I also have the chance to win wonderful blog candy so I'm also thankful for YOU!

erzibügelchen said...

Hi Jackie,
oh so sorry -my English is not so good. I come from germany and I love your blog!
I have subscribed to your blog and I am constantly learning new things to look at you.
The most important thing in my life is my family, and time for my hobby. Make with the cards, I can relax.

The blue leaves are beautiful!
Hugs from Germany,
Gaby

mplsbetty said...

What a wonderful giveaway! Thank you for the chance to win. I am thankful for my health and the health of my family. Also, I feel very fortunate to have a job.

www.henningcrafts.blogspot.com said...

I love all the inspiration and I am thankful for the incredible blessings that God has bestowed upon me this year - a Godly husband, good marriage, good health, roof over my head, food to eat and time to make cards to bless others with too!!!

Maureen said...

Hi Jackie! Oh, you know I"m loving that dp! AND those stamps. Love MFT stamps :) What a gorgeous Fall card. I'm grateful for my job, my family, my friends and the wonderful passion of card making that has introduced me amazing people like you :)

Tracy said...

Absolutely fabulous Jackie! Love your take on the sketch. You rocked this!

C Stephens said...

I am thankful for my friends, family and safe home. So many are struggling with the basic necessities that it really makes you appreciate a quiet and cozy house.

Holly AKA KopyKat said...

I'm thankful for my family, my job and my health. I'm also thankful for this wonderful creative culture I've found in cyberland, where people share their creativity and learn from one another. Thanks for the chance to win some awesome candy. Love your fabulous card.

Vicki B. said...

Just stunning, Jackie! So love the leaves and pretty blue burlap! I am thankful to be able to view this lovely creation and be on a DT with you!!

Happydaymom said...

Well, I know we are all thankful for your many creations that inspire us in our craft.

This season, I am particularly thankful for the doctors that took care of my father a few weeks ago...from the diagnosis of a heart condition to the successful quadruple bypass surgery.

Susie said...

This card is so pretty!
I love the blue.
I am Thankful for my friends, I have an amazing group of girlfriends that are like sisters and I appreciate them all. We have been friends since HS and we have grown up together...marriages, children, etc.

Marisa said...

Saw this on FB last night and loved it! The blue burlap is stunning and I just LOVE leaves so this card is calling my name big time - not to mention those blog candy dies!!! SO much to be thankful for :) Family, the gorgeous colours of fall, my Verve release win, being able to touch someone by sending them a hand made card, my kids doing well in school, being able to teach the Grade 5/6 Sunday School class, the reminder that each day is a gift, and as you said, meeting so many wonderful people through this wonderful card making hobby :) Oh, and how can I forget!! Being able to see all your wonderful creations! Thanks for sharing your talent with us :)

ed074b04-26a2-11e2-898c-000f20980440 said...

I am thankful for all you talented ladies who share your art on blogs. I am also thankful for my new great niece, Mariella. She is such a joy in my life!!

Luanne said...

I have so many ways to be thankful! I am thankful for cyber friends too, but I have to say my husband is what I'm most thankful for. He's not just my husband, but my best friend! He's very supportive of this crazy hobbie, and he lets me be me, if you know what I mean? Thank you to you, for all the creative goodness you share with all of us. I really apreciate coming here to be inspired!

Sarah Biswabic said...

Hi Jackie, your card is beautiful! I am thankful that I have a husband who supports my hobbie of card making:) Thank you! Your new friend, Sarah
bbiswabic@new.rr.com

Cathy said...

Gorgeous card, love the blue leaves.
I am thankful for my wonderful family and friends.
Thanks for the chance to win you fabulous blog candy.

Ashley Nguyen Newell said...

Super pretty card, Jackie! I'm thankful for my friends, including you!

Michelle /Eliotstamps said...

Your card is just gorgeous, Jackie! Among the many things I'm grateful for is cardmaking - I've found so much joy, both in the creating and in the sharing, since I discovered this hobby!

Trisha said...

I am so very thankful for my wonderful husband (who is also my best friend). I recently had back surgery and he has shown his true colors and is doing all of what he calls "women's work"--i.e. cooking, cleaning and, oh yes, did I mention the wash? Getting better now so that soon he will be relieved of his duties, but, I do think he will appreciate how much I do do around the house.

Theresa said...

I love your card. I am so very thankful that I got to see my daughter for a week. She stayed with me while on a business trip. It's been over a year between visits. So I was really glad to have her stay with me. And I am grateful to all the folks helping those on the east coast that need it. They are in my thoughts and in my prayers. thanks as always for sharing.

Elaine M said...

I'm so thankful for the freedoms we have in the US. Thankful for health and family and friends and wonderful blogs like this one

ellie said...

Thank you for the chance to win and the inspiration you provide!! I am thankful for my dear husband!! :) He lets me enjoy this hobby!

Nancy Gloriod said...

Hi Jackie,
I love your card especially the blue burlap and blue leaves. I am thankful for my faith and my family, there are many other things to be thankful for but I will just list these two. Thanks for the change to win your blog candy!

H. said...

Lovely card as always! I am thankful for my great husband, who is there for me in good times and bad.

Darlene L said...

Love your card and color choices. I am thankful for my "four" beautiful Grandchildren and their Grandfather and my sons and daughter-in-laws that gave them to me:)

Dana White said...

Jackie this is gorgeous. The softer effect of stamping off the navy ink is perfect for the leaves.

Rebecca Ednie said...

I love the blue leaves! I'm thankful that the stomach flu I've been battling all weekend seems to be abating! And my two youngest seem to have been spared so far!

LILIANA said...

Love the blue leaves! Gorgeous card. I'm most thankful for my family and our health. Thank you for the chance to win this awesome MFT set.

irishgalkelly said...

Hi Jackie! Gorgeous card with such wonderful texture and pretty details. I'm thankful for my husband who works so hard so I can stay home with our kids. I'm also thankful for this great hobby to give back to others with a handmade card.

Kristy Hansen said...

I am most thankful for my family! I am also thankful for the technology world we live in so that I can see what so many talented people do. I would not be scrapbooking without it. thank you for always sharing such great ideas. ksh

scrapnhawaii said...

I am thankful for my family and good health. I am thankful to be inspired with creative talent just like yours! :0). I love the card you created, would never think to use blue for the leaves! Tfs!

Beate said...

Jackie, I LOVE the leaves in blue. Love the distressed edges of your card and that blue burlap. Wonderful!
No need to enter me in the blog candy. I already own the set and die. :)
Hugs and smiles

Crystal said...

What a FUN card ! Thanks for the op to win some goodies. I am thankful for SO much but at the top would be Jesus , my Redeemer who has blessed me with every good thing.

BeccyH said...

Beautiful card...thank you for sharing. We are getting ready to downsize AGAIN this year and even though it's tough and not where I wanted to be at this time in my life, I have a roof over my head, a wonderful family and we all have our health. God is good!

Gabby said...

Beatutiful in blue! Nice, creative, non-traditional look, which I appreciate. :) I am grateful for many things but at the moment, I am grateful for all the people who have come into my life through the yrs. I treasure the time spent and the memories of those current and past. :)

Moira said...

What a beautiful creation - love this in blue (my favorite color!). I am most thankful for my family~

Paper Love said...

I LOVE this card! Such pretty colors. I am thankful for my beautiful children and perfect grandsons. Also for my daily blog crawls and to be able to look at all the fantastic creations by everyone! Thank you!!
Lori

Kristie said...

What a great card! The leaves look really cool in blue!

Thank you for offering such generous blog candy. This year I am especially thankful for my nephew, he was born 2 months early back in March and he is healthy with no long term effects from being premature.

Kristie
http://mypaperlife.com

Tanya said...

Thank-you for the chance to win. I'm thankful for my military family. It's been a hard few weeks for my family with health issues and over the weekend our first dog passed away. Since we are always so far away from our "real" family, it's always our military family who steps in and takes on those roles. I'm thankful for each and every one of them. I'm also thankful for my sweet hubs who's been taking such good care of me during my health stuff.

stella said...

GORGEOUS card! I love that burlap included on there! I am thankful for my lovely daughter and great husband. They keep me in stitches and make me so proud!

Lynn Put said...

This is beautiful Jackie! I love the whole look, it has a soft country feel with the colors, burlap and pretty papers!

Joan V said...

What a pretty card. Love the blue burlap and the buttons. I have a hard time using buttons, but I love the placement on your card.
I am thankful for those who share their artwork and inspire others. I am also thankful that I have a loving husband who lets me enjoy my hobby of crafting. Thanks for sharing.