For me, I think often how lucky I am to have what I have. I have a wonderful family, a beautiful daughter I cherish, (yes, she is severely handicapped) but her heart is so big and she is very happy MOST of the time and enjoys the simple things in life, I think she has already achieved what we all hope to achieve in our life time, happiness, contentment, joy in life's offerings. Surely I was chosen to be her mom for a reason. When I look at her, I step back and not 'want' so much, it's not having what you want but wanting what you have! So I "Give Thanks' throughout the year and not just at Thanksgiving.
This card is very rich and elegant looking. What did I do? I wet embossed the leaves I stamped on the four square corners and then stitched around all four of the under laying papers. I also wet embossed main image, the Cornucopia and colored it in with chalks. Don't hear alot of talk about chalks these days but don't dismiss them either, I feel they give it a special kind of appeal. I placed a sheer gold bow on the left side of the card and added 3 orange flower buds. I applied the words 'Give Thanks' with makingmemories Vintage Findings epoxy lettering which gives it a Vintage feel for this card. The stamp I have had for many years and one of my favorites for this time of year and always 'In Style'. Thank you for stopping my little spot, please leave a comment so I know you were here.
Our Weekly sponsor is Belles' n Whistles' for a 2 stamp giveaway and the Midnight Madness monthly sponsor is Gurlee Girl Designs. the prize is 3 stamps PLUS a gift certificate. These stamps are fabulous, You are going to fall in love with them, the new releases are fall and winter themed. I also got to play with them, our sponsor was VERY kind to the Design team and you will view my designs later this month. I hope that I have done the Gurlee Girl Designs images justice.
This card was entered in the following Challenges:
Basic Grey Challenge: Week #4 Embossing
Simon Says Stamp: Stitch it Up!!
The Color Throwdown: I used Olive (in the stem), Mustard (the flower), Chocolate and Regal Red.
Thank you again for your thoughts and have a great day/evening, ~~~ A Thanksgiving blessing for you, Jane