Nov 19, 2009

BC126 - Giving Thanks




HAPPY FRIDAY! - Boy am I "thankful" that the week is over. It's been a bit rough trying to get everything done amidst everything that has been happening here this week. One of our cats, (Harley) developed some problems that have kept me pretty stressed out. You can read about it here if you are interested.

This week the blogger challenge theme is : Giving Thanks - We all have so much to be thankful for and sometimes we just don't realize that it's the "little" things that we need to be grateful for.
I started out this morning trying to create a card and it took me all day because of numerous phone call interruptions, picking up our cat, picking up Coleen, etc...and also not being completely satisfied with the first card I made. I've posted both cards here even though I don't really care for the first card.

My second card I'm happy with. It's actually a (case) of this card by Karen Giron. I like the layout and think this one turned out fairly decent.
The other card is okay but there is just something about it that felt a bit "simple" to me and not at all the look I was hoping to achieve.

Be sure to check out the other BC Members Blogs (Click on the Icon on my sidebar) and also check out this weeks Annabelle Sketch - see post below. Next week a PRIZE is being offered so you'll want to check that out as well.

Details: Stamps on Long Card: Falling Leaves-SU
Ink: Ruby Red
Paper: Pumpkin Pie, Ruby Red, Kiwi Kiss (SU) - Textured Dark Teal by Bazzill and Designer Paper by Cosmo Cricket.
Other: Black EP, Punch (SU), Brads-Ruby Red, Ribbon-Pumpkin Pie Striped Grosgrain, Metal Label Die (Cuttlebug)

Details: Stamps on Standard card: Give Thanks (Hero Arts)
Ink:Palette Noir Black, Prisma Colored Pencils
Paper: Pumpkin Pie, Ruby Red, Blush Blossom, Textured Teal and DP Cosmo Cricket
Other: Leaf Punch and Scallop Punch-SU, Sprinkles (Annabelle Stamps)Paper Piercing Tool.

16 comments:

Robin Merriman said...

Well, in spite of a difficult week, you turned out two lovely cards! I like them both Ida! Nice job!

Selene Kempton said...

Oh that paper is great! Love the colors you chose! Perfect for thanksgiving.

Elena said...

So sorry about the stressful week you had, Ida...
Glad that Harley doing better now.
Both of your cards are very pretty! Loved them both! You are a very talented Stamper!

Lisa Somerville said...

Glad to hear Harley is doing better now. Beautiful cards, love your choice of papers.

Karen Giron said...

Both of these cards are fantastic! I love the leave accents and the colors are beautiful!

Sheryl Dickinson said...

Very pretty cards! Love the paper!

Lisa said...

What cute carda! Nicely done! Hop on over to my blog to see my blog tour of Christmas items.

maryr917 said...

glad to hear that harley is doing better-hope your stress is winding down now also-I like both your cards but the 1st one is my fav-

Lori said...

I like both of these, Ida. You can't go wrong with that Cosmo Cricket paper.

Patti Chesky said...

Beautiful cards!!! I agree with you....it's been a very long week. So thankful it's the weekend!!

Lisa Bohler said...

What great cards! That dsp is really cute and I like how you used them so differently on both cards.

Allison said...

Such pretty cards...both are great but I think I like the second one the best!

njburk said...

Super job on both projects! Love that ribbon.

Kimberly Gajewski said...

These are lovely Ida! Such a beautiful mix of colors, and that patterned paper is just fantastic! Have a Happy Thanksgiving! :D

Joan B said...

They are both beautiful, the paper and colors are lovely. glad your cat is doing better.

Leslie Miller said...

I like both cards, Ida, and really love the colors. I read up about Harley and I'm sorry to hear about all your worries. I can completely understand how distressing it can be when a dear and precious pet is in trouble. I'm glad to hear he's recovering. Poor little Harley. Give him a gentle hug for me, please.