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Thursday, August 27, 2009

A Grateful Heart - don't we all need one?!

Coffee of the Day - Chocolate Creme

I have been introduced to a wonderful new challenge blog called Stampin' Sisters in Christ. They are having their first challenge this week, and the idea is to create either a food or drink themed project. I have been wanting to use this stamp set from Stampin' Up! - A Grateful Heart - for a while now, but hadn't had the opportunity. This was perfect!

I first inked up the edges of the artichoke cs in vanilla craft. You know how much I like to do that! ;) Then I stamped the new bg French Filigree in arthichoke over that, leaving the stamped portion overlapping the vanilla 'cause I really liked the way that looks!. The burgundy rectangle is a piece from my PRECIOUS and DWINDLING Daisy D's paper. I am being good by using it and not locking it all up in storage or a safety deposit box at Fort Knox, but I am using LITTLE pieces of it.............. okay, deep breaths...........

you know how I feel about Daisy D's going out of business........ take a sip of coffee......... breathe in, breathe out........ I'm good now! :D

That piece was distressed. The neato bandito artichokey/grape/asparagus stamp was VERY lightly watercolored so that it maintained that bg look I was going for. The sentiment was embossed with gold to make it stand out. In case you can't read it very well, it says, "O Thou who has given us so much, mercifully grant us one thing more, a grateful heart." Isn't that just the truth?!?! How many times do we forget to tell God 'thank you'? too many for me, but I am sooooo very thankful to Him for each of you!!!! I next added this gor-g-oso velvet ric rac from May Arts across the top of the dp, tossed on several vintage buttons from my stash, popped up the main image on foam tape, and finished the whole thing off with a light sponging of gold ink to give a soft shine! Ta Da!!!!!

Have a most glorious day!!!! love ya mega bunches!


Iris said...

Your card is darling Jennifer! Love the velvety ribbon!!! Thanks for visiting our blog and I hope you can join us soon and share your talent with us!

Iris - from the Roses on Paper team.

Savor the Journey said...

Love your fabulous ribbon treatment above this sentiment!


Leigh Ann Baird said...

THis is lovely, Jennifer. The colors go together so well.

Scrapping Julie said...

awesome jennifer. that ribbon is

Gina said...

Very pretty and great color combo. I know how you feel about the Daisy D paper, I get a little sad thinking about it!

Scrubbybubbles(sue) said...

wonderful card! and thankyou for posting the link to the Stampin' Sisters. I just love challenges and what better way to share the love of Christ! *hugs*