Saturday, October 15, 2016

Happy Thanksgiving

Hello, friends!  Thanks for stopping by my blog today.  I'm sharing a card I made last night using a combination of stamp sets, some Moss Green Gingham Ribbon, Antique Gold Burlap String, several shades of Tim Holtz Distress Inks, and Crate Paper patterned papers as well as rust card stock and kraft card stock.  The cute pumpkins, coordinating die-cuts, and sentiment are all from Papertrey Ink.
It's so much fun combining different stamps together to achieve a fun card, and I like how these stamps came together to help me create this sweet Thanksgiving card.  If only I could create a couple dozen more Thanksgiving cards now.....I'd be set.  I haven't had a lot of motivation, or time, lately to create cards just for fun, so I really enjoyed making this one. I'm linking it up in these challenges:
Paper Sweeties Challenge - October Photo Inspiration - I used Abigail as the focal point, dressed her in her Back To School outfit, and added a Sugar Sprinkle Sequin.
Mary's Cardz TV Challenge Blog - October Anything Goes Challenge

Double D Challenge Blog - Pumpkin Time

Nichole Heady's Papertrey Ink Blog - October's Crete Along With Us Challenge - I was inspired by the sweet new Kraft Window Tubes, how Melissa used kraft to stamp her thermos, and how Nichole used kraft paper to wrap her gift project.  It made me want to pull out my kraft paper and use it until I can get my hands on the sweet new Kraft Window Tubes; and I used the super sweet PTI Pumpkin Patch Stamp Set.

Dragonfly Journeys - Challenge #76 - Fall Festival of Colors

Joy Clair Challenge - October Color Challenge - I incorporated the Burnt Orange, Cranberry and Rust (and a touch of black)
Thanks so much for visiting me, and please know that although I'm a bit behind in visiting my friends' blogs, I appreciate your comments and I will make every effort to stop by your blog to say hello and leave some love this weekend.  I hope you're all having a wonderful start to the Autumn season, and that you're enjoying making Autumn cards.  I look forward to seeing your sweet creations.

Blessings to you all,


  1. Your this week's WAW card is so elegant and beautiful. I can't find it here on your blog, but I wanted you to know that I have found my way back to WAW and enjoy seeing all the beautiful works of art that the design team has created.

  2. Hi Karen: what a sweet card love the colors of everything so nice a fall like almost makes the weather feel cooler.
    I didn't know Paper sweeties was still around thought they were gone as well as some of the others.
    hope all is well.
    always love visiting your blog.

    God Bless

  3. Hi Karen - popping by to say hello. I LOVE this card. The pumpkins are so adorable and I love how you dressed the little girl - Elizabeth

  4. Lovely card. Thank you for your comments on my blog.

  5. I love the colours on your card. I also love pumpkins and little girl. Stunning. Thank you for stopping by. Have a blessed day. Hugs.

  6. So sweet and adorable! Thanks so much for playing along at Double D Challenges!

  7. Hi Karen. Thanks for the kind words you left over at my blog, My paper cat. They are really appreciated. I've just had a browse of your blog and you have also done some great work. I'll definitely be following you too. Have a good day

  8. What a fabulous Fall inspired creation Karen! Love that beautiful gingham ribbon and your paper piecing is awesome! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our Double D ‘PUMPKINS’ challenge! We hope you’ll come back often.

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

  9. Darling card. I like the old feel to it. The vintage look. The pieced blouse is awesome touch. I am loving the gingham ribbon and sequins. Great card. Hugs.

  10. Hi, Karen, I'm just popping by to say hello. Hello! This card is adorable! I love her sweater and that YUMMY bow! The little pumpkins are super cute, too. so glad you got to play for fun this time.

  11. Hi Karen!
    Love your Paper Sweetie card! The girl and pumpkins are so adorable! Thanks for your kind comments on my blog and after taking a look around your blog and I am now a follower. :-)


  12. Hello Karen ! Your creation is so adorable and sweet! :) GBYM

  13. What a sweet card Karen - love the soft colours and the lovely homespun look ou have achieved - love the gingham ribbon.

  14. Hi Karen! Look at Abby all cute with her pumpkins! Absolutely darling card. Love that ribbon bow, and gorgeous coloring! So fall!!!

  15. Adorable! I can tell you had fun with this. I love her paper pieced outfit and those cute pumpkins. Also, your jar of buttons caught my eye. There's never enough time for Thanksgiving cards it seems, because here comes Christmas. I make two or three if I'm lucky. Thanks for playing along in our Pumpkin Time Challenge at Double D!

  16. Abigail looks absolutely adorable in her sweet fall outfit -- dressed to perfection for a brisk fall day! Thanks so much for sharing this beautiful card with us this month for the Paper Sweeties October challenge, Karen :)

  17. Such an adorable fall card - I always love Kraft! And that gorgeous Gingham ribbon just adds so much! Great to see you playing with us at Joy Clair!

  18. Karen, what a cutie. Love that ribbon and those pumpkins. Have a great week.

  19. What a sweet card! I love the paper piecing and gingham ribbon!! Thanks for the lovely comment - I'm going to remember to link up to Word Art Wednesday this week ;)

  20. Abigail looks so darling all ready for Thanksgiving!! Love the pumpkins and ribbon treatment, too! Thanks so much for joining us at Paper Sweeties this month!!


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