Friday, October 15, 2010

Welcome once again to the SUSTARS Blog Hop!
You should have arrived here from:
Martha Lucia Gomez at:

Below my shares, you'll see where to head next!

This sample is cased from the catalog, page 108. I used the Distressing Essentials kit to add the color to the textured cardstock (made that way with the Big Shot and the Square Lattice Textured Impressions Embossing Folder). I used Crumb Cake cardstock and ink, and the distressing is Tea Stain from the kit. Chocolate Chip ink and cardstock and our new crochet ribbon were also used. The cardstock that I textured and stamped on is Naturals Ivory - hmmmm love that stuff!!!!

(I used sticky notes to mask the sentiment so I didn't stamp my flourishes over it!)

So, what does this card have to do with Thanksgiving or Thank you?

Well - at Thanksgiving, in my family, we share what we are thankful for - one of the things I am most thankful for are my friends - see the connection :) ?

Just to keep it totally kosher, though, I have a second project to share - an older Thanksgiving scrapbook layout I did with my club:

We have current paper that would sub great for what I used here - check out the mini catalog on page 13 - Autumn Spice - Item 120808 ($11.95US). The sentiment from Days of Gratitude on page 12 (Item 121148 in clear mount, 120835 in wood mount) would be perfect for the bracketed sentiment area. I placed the strips of Old Olive about 3 inches from top and bottom, and the strips of designer paper are 3 inches wide. I anchored my journaling strips with squares of Old Olive.

Next stop would be Miss Sassy herself:

Have a GREAT hop! I'm thankful you're here - and of course, your comments feed the soul - thank you in advance for your thoughts!

PS: If you get distracted, interrupted or otherwise lost during the Blog Hop, you can always come back to my page, start at the beginning or anywhere along the way. Thanks to Brenda for providing a repost of the complete list of the blogs participating this weekend.

2. Mary Campbell at:
3. Angela Walters at:
4. Angie Valle-Peters at:
5. Barbara Furlong at:
7. Martha Lucia Gomez at:
8. Nancy Keithley at:
9. Shirley Northey at:
10. Raissa Spatola at:
12. Jackie Watson at:
13. Jane Hignite at:
14. Denise Foor at:
15. Monica Weaver at:
17. Loni Holt at:

Hop on!


Beantown Grasshopper said...

Nicely done. They have some nice ideas in the catalog. Have a great weekend.

Jackie L Watson said...

OMG, I can't believe I am the first one, gorgeous card. I haven't tried the Distressing Kit, but after seeing your card, I will have to give this one a try.

Theresa said...

I love your card. The colors are so subtle.
Theresa in Kitimat

NWFlamingo said...

I'm loving that Embossing Folder.

Martha Lucia Gomez said...

Beautiful Projects, Congratulations!!!!
Hugs and blessings,
Martha Lucia Gomez

Anonymous said...

wonderful wonderful....

Carolyn Sharkas said...

Love your projects, thanks so much for sharing.

Brenda Hugar said...

Great card and love the distressing.

Raissa Spatola said...

I was away this weekend, so I'm just getting around to the hop. Your card is very creative. Love the textures. TFS!
Rubber hugs,