Happy Tuesday everyone! I started feeling a bit under the weather yesterday, but today it has decided to hit with full force. So- my cup runneth over with Day and Nyquil, and I am just going to grin and bare it! :)
I have a Thanksgiving card to share with you today. It is based on Kazan's sketch #40 at 2 Sketches 4 U this week. Lots of fabulous inspiration this week (as always), so be sure to check it out!
Here is the card that I came up with. After rounding the corners and adding the strip of Sassafras paper, I stamped the border at the edge of the paper with vanilla pigment ink. I set that aside to dry so I wouldn't smudge it, and proceeded to cut a 2" circle and 2 1/4" scalloped circle using my Cricut Expression and the Storybook cartridge. I stamped the leaf image onto the circle cut using two shades of chalk ink, and then adhered the two circles together. Added it to the front of the card and accented with ribbon, a bow, and some jewels. Added the rub-on sentiment...and voila. Done!
"Blessed & Thankful" supplies:
Cardstock: Scenic Route
Paper: Sassafras & Scenic Route
Stamps: Renaissance By Design (Borderlines & Strictly Sentiments)
Ink: Close To My Heart (pigment- vanilla cream) & Clearsnap Chalk Ink (warm brown, rose coral, amber clay)
Ribbon: Renaissance By Design (Raw Silk taffeta edge)
Rub-ons: Creative Imaginations
Jewels: Westrim Crafts
Corner Rounder: EK Success
Diecut Machine (circle, scalloped circle): Cricut Expression by Provo Craft
Diecut Cartridge: Storybook by Provo Craft
On day #2 I am thankful for....Nyquil. Tee hee! But every day of my life I am thankful for this guy:
This might be hard to believe now, but I wanted nothing to do with him when my mom told me she was pregnant. I was 10, and wanted to be an only child. Man, was I a selfish little thing, or what? But then he was born, and I met him...and I fell in love with him. Life as I knew it would just become better once he was born. He has made me less selfish, more loving, and so thankful to be his older sister. I just love this kid. Often people tell me that Casey is so lucky to have a sister like me. Honestly...he makes it pretty easy. And I think I am pretty lucky to have a brother like him. As you all know...he is an amazing football player. Here are a few of my favorites from this season of football.
Nothing like a little thing called "magic light". :)
"And the heavens shined down and declared....yes, you will be an amazing football player." I would like to say that I just have skill, but the light shining down on Casey was a happy accident.
I just love the little bit of eye peeking out, right before he took this guy down.
And this one just shows how FREAKING cold it was that night, and it is a pretty cute pic of the bro. :)
So, now I am going to brag on him a little bit. So far- five colleges in Montana have contacted him about playing football next year. I think three of the schools are actively recruiting him. And I am so excited for him!! His #1 pick is the University of Montana Grizzlies, which also happens to be my Alma mater. It is his dream, and it is my dream for him that it comes true. He absolutely has the skill, and has now put in a very successful football season that the coaches have been reading about and watching game film of. So, now we wait. And I am certain we will be hearing some good news come the first of they year!
So, what are some things you are thankful for? I would love to know! Well, I am going to get going for now. I think Nyquil is calling my name. :) Hope your night and morning are filled with happiness! ♥