Take ONE:

Take ONE

Take TWO:

Take TWO



I decided to do the sketch challenge for Create with Connie and Mary and a challenge is was! I could not get over the paper hanging over the sides! It drove me nuts; I am talking about walking around with sharp scissors kind of nuts!! I just couldn’t take it and I went after “Take Two” with a pair of scissors mauling the poor innocent card stock. I regained my composure and tried it again without the sides and breathed easy. LOL!  What can I say?! I am just a symmetrical kind of gal and this just seemed so off for me but I did it by golly!

When I was crafting I had a window open, a  cinnamon candle lit, and some old blues playing. I was definitely feeling fall! This card shouts fall for me from the colors and stamp to the “mum”.  I cut the burlap ribbon into a smaller piece and on that is my sentiment from the Take Care stamp set.  The stamp set can be used any time but I think we can all agree that this time of year is when we seem to slow down and take in all of our blessings and be thankful for all that we have. In fact, if you are reading this, I am thankful for YOU taking the time to do so! ❤


File Me Under Grateful!


Grateful Greetings Everyone! This is my take on Patty Bennett’s ingenious idea using the new Envelope Punch Board! It’s shape mimics a file folder and it is so cute!

I have denied myself buying any more seasonal paper until I use us my older scraps so I am staying strong and waiting for my Sweater Weather DSP. However, I wasn’t strong enough to resist the new Burlap Ribbon. I frayed it a bit to give it a worn look. Next came my colorful leaves using the Autumn Accents Die. They’re topped off with a naturals button. To get the little curlycues on the twine I just twisted it up nice and tight with a cooking skewer. 🙂

I made this card for my women’s group (Beta Sigma Phi). Before I moved they have a wonderful brunch for me to say goodbye.  I hope this card conveys how truly grateful I am. ❤

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