Thursday, November 11, 2010

Give Thanks

Four Seasons_Nov 2010

Here is another card inspired by one I found in CardMaker magazine. It afforded me the opportunity to try out a new embossing folder – Stampin’ Up’s Square Lattice folder – that I used at the workshop I attended last month and fell in love with. I was pleasantly surprised to find that the folder doesn’t chew up CTMH’s white core cardstock as much as I thought it might due to the fineness its pattern. Oh, and about Stampin’ Up’s Kraft cardstock, I was wrong last night about the name of the new color. It’s Crumb Cake, not Biscuit. Where, I wonder, did that come from?

Materials & Tools: Colonial White, Autumn Terracotta, Barn Red, and Olive cardstock; Felicity Collection  (CTMH promotion/retired); Chocolate and Barn Red ink pads; CTMH Four Seasons and Verve Stamps Happy Fall stamp sets; Pewter mini brads; Autumn Flower Soft; Cuttlebug w/Stampin’ Up Square Lattice embossing folder and Nestabilities Scalloped Classic Rectangles set.

A Slice of Life: Like every other day so far this week, my workday was very busy. With so many “do it now” projects coming at me from so many directions, thoughts of catching up on the less pressing but still important stuff this week have faded away.

Husband has returned to the hunting cabin for a few days. We’ve experienced a change in the weather. It’s cool but not nearly as cool/cold/frigid as it could be – a good thing in my book. I stopped by Mom’s this afternoon and was pleasantly surprised to find a sister – the cookie maker – there. I think I convinced her to return to town, along with another sister or two or three, on Saturday. There is another craft show in town, and I thought it would be fun for the “Page” women to make a day of it.

That is enough small talk. Today is Veteran’s Day – a day to reflect, remember, and honor those whose sacrifices allow us the freedoms we so often take for granted. 

And I’m proud to be an American where at least I know I’m free. And I won’t forget the men who died, who gave that right to me ….

Have a great Friday, my friends, and thanks for stopping by.

8 comments:

Laurel said...

Such a pretty card! I pulled out that paper tonight but couldn't make it work for me, yours is beautiful!

Sparkle said...

What a lovely card!

Jeanne said...

Fabulous card, Kathi! Love the tree with the flowersoft...it's a perfect texture for that effect.

Hope you all get together and have a wonderful time!

Alanna said...

Your card is so beautiful. I love the addition of the flower soft. It adds so much.

Carolyn said...

Cute card!! Love THAT paper!

Sheila H said...

Wonderful colors - beautiful card!

Sylvia said...

Very pretty card, Kathi. Loved the tribute to our veterans.

Barb said...

This is so pretty, Kathi. I was so excited to read your 'ingredients' list, because I realized that I have everything you used and I wanted to CASE your card. One thing was missing though, the flower soft. Ugh!