Wednesday, November 9, 2011


Hi Everyone!

I can't believe that Thanksgiving is only 2 weeks away!

I love this time of year-- the colors of Autumn, the crisp cool air, the crunch of leaves as you walk across the yard, and the anticipation of the Holidays to come.

I am thankful for all of the blessings that have come my way this year.
I am thankful for the health of my family.
I am thankful for my Church and the family I have become a part of.
I am thankful for my "real life" friends and the friends I have made through this blog (you all know who your are!).
I am thankful for my job and my husband's job.
I am thankful for having a mind and 2 hands that allow me to be creative and expressive.

For this A2 size card, I used Inkadinkadoo 1" Stamps covered in Perfect Pearls.
I covered the entire stamped layer with Claudine Hellmuth Studio Multi-Meduim Gloss.  I LOVE Claudine! (I got to meet her back in September.  She is so sweet and her products are fantastic!)
The brown layer was embossed with the Tim Holtz Distressed Edges Sizzix folder and then wrapped with 
Harvest Crinkle ribbon from 3 Girl JAM.
The stamped image layer was attached to the brown layer with 4 brads in the corners.

I love how this turned out!!

A few challenges:

Thanks for stopping by!


  1. Such a BEAUTIFUL card!AWESOME job with it!!:)

  2. Thank you so much for playing along with us at Whimsical Wednesday!:)

  3. OH wow this card is beautiful... I love it.

  4. Great card! I love the woodgrain and patchwork design. Thanks for playing at Whimsical Wednesdays!

  5. Absolutely gorgeous Julie! I have never tried gloss before - in fact I have not done multi-media before - I have lots to learn :)

  6. luv U'r card with autumn colors, i have to use my wood grain stamp more often..great job!!

  7. Your card is wonderful. So glad you shared who and what you are thankful for. Thanks for sharing at Die Cuttin' Divas this week.

    Carson's Creations

  8. So, so pretty Julie! You did an awesome job on the colors-beautiful my friend!!
    sherrie k

  9. Your card is so pretty. Love everything about it. The colors are some of my favorite. That Ribbon is to die for.

    Julie, Just FYI... Robyn at My Pink Stamper is having her monthly Blog Hop tomorrow night. The MPS DT is always full of creativity. If you get time Hop on over.

    Take care!
    Dee B

  10. This is truly beautiful my friend. I love the ribbon. Thanks for joining us at DCD.


  11. Very pretty card! Thanks for joining us at Whimsical Wednesdays!

  12. What a pretty fall card! I really love the woodgrain paper and the autumn collage! Thanks for playing along with us at The Kraft Journal!

  13. Your card looks fantastic. I especially like the stamped images all together.