Thursday, November 2, 2017

Give Thanks

Hello, friends!  Welcome by today.  As a few of you may have noticed, I was super blessed to have recently won a prize at Simon Says Stamp during National Card Making Month, and I was the lucky recipient of a $50 gift certificate.  Some of what I chose to purchase with that money included a few selections from the new Amber Moon line by Prima which is absolutely STUNNING.  I fell in love with it the first time I laid eyes on it; and I was so excited when all my new goodies arrived in the mail yesterday.  I started on this card last night, and just finished it up and photographed it this morning.
I used dark brown Bazzil cardstock and burnt orange Bazill cardstock to mat all the patterned papers from the Amber Moon line that I used on my card, and I layered them about my card to create a pattern of sorts.  I cut a doily using a sweet die-cut I received from my talented blog friend, Esther.  Next, I added some of the sequins and a puffy sticker from the Amber Moon line.  I created a sweet bow using Black Micro Gingham Ribbon and 3/8" Black Gingham Ribbon, as well as a length of Ivory Burlap String; and I topped the bow with two Light Green Paper Leaves, and some of the GORGEOUS Prima flowers from the Amber Moon line.  Stunning!
I absolutely LOVE machine stitching on my cards, and as you can see; that's what I did on this one.  I ran a cream colored straight stitch around all the edges to give them a touch of dimension and a home-spun feel.  I will be sharing my card in the challenges listed below.  Thanks so much for stopping by today, and may God bless you this week.....and always!


Dies R Us - Challenge #84 - Anything Fall - I used a lovely doily die-cut from Spellbinders.  It's burnt orange in color, and it's positioned underneath the bow and flowers in the top left-hand corner of my card.

Scrapy Land Dies Challenge Blog - Challenge #77 - Anything Goes - I used a lovely doily die-cut from Spellbinders.  It's burnt orange in color, and it's positioned underneath the bow and flowers in the top left-hand corner of my card.

Cupcake Inspirations Challenge Blog - Challenge #429 - Photo Inspiration Challenge sponsored by Newton's Nook.  I am smitten with this orange, brown, green Autumn theme.  SO pretty!

Double D Challenges: Feeling "Fallish" - This is such a wonderful time of year, and these rich Autumn colors speak to me.  The sequins were inspired by the photo.  This was a fun challenge for me!
D.L.ART Thankful Thursday - Challenge #215 Ribbon & Sparkle - I used gingham ribbon and my "sparkle" on this card are the sequins I added for glimmer!

Aud Sentiments Challenge Blog - Challenge #192 - Bingo & A Sentiment - I got my BINGO (or tic-tac-toe) across the bottom to include my doily Die-Cut, Machine Stitching and Ribbon.  And, of course, my sentiment, which is.......Give Thanks.

Joy Clair Stamps Challenge Blog - November Challenge - Anything Goes - Inspiration Photo (Leaves/Autumn)


  1. Congrats for your won, you has been so lucky! :) Your card is delightful, and the machine stitched edges look great!

  2. what a gorgeous card!! and how fun to win a gift card!! so excited for you!!

  3. Congrats on your win! So fun winning prizes - especially when it's money to spend! I love the beautiful autumn card you created (in your gorgeous signature style) with your new stuff!

  4. A very stunning creation. Congrats on your win and this selection from Prima has been on my list also. You did a wonderful job using the supplies. tfs

  5. Congratulations on your win and how fun it is to spend that blessing on crafty stuff...the things you look at and now can get!! What a beautiful card you made with your winnings!

  6. Yay for you. You deserve the win. Your creations are always beautiful. [Bunny]

  7. Beautiful. Love those flowers and your stitching. I really need to take time to do some stitching. Love it on cards but never pull out the machine. And congratulations on the win!

  8. This is absolutely stunning Karen!!! I am so glad that you linked this beauty to our challenge at Scrapy Land.
    Paper Talk with Samra

  9. Congrats on your win. Your card is just gorgeous. Those flowers are beautiful and so are all the embellishments and papers.

  10. Fabulous designed card .Thank you for joining us at Aud Sentiments challenge good luck Ginny ♥
    Aud Sentiments
    My Blog As I do Rodos

  11. Gorgeous card, Karen! So many beautiful details. Congrats on your win too! Thanks for joining the Double D, "Feeling Fallish" Challenge.

  12. Just BEAUTIFUL Karen! Congrats on your win! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our Double D ‘Feeling FALLish’ challenge! We hope you’ll come back often.

    DOUBLE D Challenge Blog
    DAR’S CRAFTY CREATIONS Please stop in for a visit!

  13. Congrats on your win..Wow, what a gorgeous card you the colors and wonderful design!
    Sherrie K
    Oh, also, thank so much for joining us in the challenge at Scrapy Land!

  14. Lovely card! Thanks for sharing with us at Cupcake Inspirations!

  15. Me again! I love your overall design Karen! Just beautiful!!! Thanks so much for playing in our ‘Anything Fall’ challenge at Dies R Us! Please come back again soon!

    Darlene (DRU Blog Leader)
    DAR’S CRAFTY CREATIONS Please come for a visit.

  16. Beautiful design, Karen. Thanks for sharing it with us at Double D Challenge Blog. We hope to see more of your designs in future challenges.
    DD DT

  17. Congrats on your win! Your card is lovely, the details are amazing and SO pretty. Thanks for playing along at Dies R happy you joined us!

  18. Fabulous details on this gorgeous shabby card! Thanks for joining us at Double "D" Challenges.
    Amelia (Double "D" Challenge Design Team)

  19. Fantastic card with stunning embellishments and design...Thank you for joining us at AUD SENTIMENTS challenge,hope to see you again
    Željka DT xx

  20. Karen, this is one a beautiful and stunning card.
    I love the sentiment and layers a lot.
    Thank you for playing along with Joy Clair November Challenge.
    We hope you will be playing along with Joy Clair December-January Challenge!