Sunday, November 13, 2011

Thankful For Fall...Family...& Friends...

Hi Everyone! Paper Issues has revealed the newest theme...Thankful For Fall. If you ask me, what a great platform to create from...things that we are truly thankful for and just in time for Thanksgiving, right around the corner!

A family tradition that we started a few years ago is going to Branson, MO for Thanksgiving. With the extended family in tow, we all load up and stay in a huge cabin to accommodate 12 of us. I am truly thankful that we get to spend this memorable time together...watching movies, playing games, eating, shopping, going to the amazing Christmas shows and taking in all the natural beauty that surrounds us. What a perfect way to welcome the Christmas season. :)

As the trip quickly approaches, I thought it would be a nice time to make a card for my mother letting her know how grateful I am for our family. The card I created is not your typical colors when you think of fall is it? My color scheme is totally inspired by Tara Anderson, one of the designers at Crate Paper. She always does monthly color challenges...funky color combinations I typically wouldn't dare to even conjure up in my head. Lately I have been attempting some of her suggested schemes and am truly enjoying it.

For this card, I used a scrap piece of the Crate Paper Farmhouse Farmers Market. I had recently created some cards using one of the Tim Holtz dies, Regal Crest. I decided to cut around the negative scraps, and it looked like a pumpkin to me so I kept it. :) The same holds true for the copper leaf. It was from negative diecuts too. In addition to the pumpkin, I used an In Stitch'z Formal Flourishes template to create my swirls for stitching. I am loving the magenta floss against the Crate Paper Random Denim. I used AC "Forest" Thickers as well as a diecut from Crate's Random Collection. I dug into my older stash of goodies for the metal "family" piece from K&Co's Life's A Journey & the cute 3D acorns are from Anna Griffin.

I hope my card has inspired each of you to get out there and create for what you are truly thankful for. Please be sure to share with us over at Paper Issues. We would love to see your works of art. :)

Not only am I thankful for my family, I am thankful for you my friends!
Thanks for stopping by, and have a fabulous week!
Amy

14 comments:

misty said...

beautiful card!

WillieburgScrapper said...

Great card!!! Awesome use of scraps- seriously. The magenta floss really IS fantastic against that paper- guess what idea I'm stealing from you next? ;)
Your Thanksgiving cabin get away sounds like a DREAM!!! I would LOVE to be in a beautiful cabin with my sisters and brother and all their kids- have a wonderful time and hug your Mom for me. :)

Chris and Paige Evans said...

That stitching is awesome! I love all the different elements and bits and pieces - so cute!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Ohhhhhhhhhhh this is GORGEOUS! I loveeeeeeeeeee those acorns and the stitching! :):):):):):):):):):):)

Chantal Vandenberg said...

Stunning and unique card!!!

Audrey Pettit said...

Awesome challenge, and you are so right, what a cool color combo this is! So different and unusual for fall, and SO eye catching! I adore your stitching on here, and what amazing detailing. The texture is out of this world!

Cassie said...

We are thinking about going to Branson for Thanksgiving too!!!!! This is a fabulous project!! =)

sharon Ong said...

Those are mighty cute acorns!!! :)

Leeann Pearce said...

I adore that card and love those acorns... i just got me some random too...! thanks for the congrats too!

MARILYN said...

Fabulous and unique card!!! love the stitching!
Take Care! Hugs! :)

Chrissy said...

Adorable card, Amy! You ALWAYS have such wonderfully gorgeous creations and this is another beauty. I love your mix of colors and textures; using yarn and metal. Gorgeously put together and soooo inspiring. Thank you for sharing!

Andrea Amu said...

Wowza... what a fabulous and fun non-traditional color scheme for a Fall card! Very nice! And your family Thanksgiving tradition at the cabin sounds wonderful! I am sure it will be a memorable time for all... blessings to you ;)

Margaret said...

Beautiful card, I love the colours you've used, so positive. Your family Thanksgiving sounds wonderful, enjoy! Mx

~jan said...

What a beautiful card, Amy! Love all the wonderful textures and colors. Hope you had memorable Thanksgiving!