Thursday, November 24, 2011

Happy Thanksgiving (and challenge cards, of course)

HAPPY THANKSGIVING!  I wanted to start today off by reminding myself of all that I have to be thankful for.  Sometimes it's easy to forget everything that we've been blessed with, especially when we've been dealing with some less-than-ideal circumstances.  So today, I want to remember how thankful I am.  I'm thankful that my girl spent the day with me baking and crafting yesterday (yeah, there was not much cleaning going on - hee hee), and we had a blast.  We made lemon bars, Chex Mix, sweet potato casserole, and peanut butter cookies.  And lots of cards.  :)  I'm thankful that my son is doing well in college, and that my husband's trade is picking up again and work seems to be plentiful.  I'm thankful that I got a part-time job.  But I'm also thankful for you, my stamping sistahs.  Your comments, your inspirational blogs, your artwork - you all bring sunshine into my life on a daily basis.  There are days when I'm feeling sad and sorry for myself, and you girls always make me smile.  So thank you.  xoxo

I CASEd this card here by Vixxen to come up with this card below for:


I used Ruby's Candy Cane from Dilly Beans, colored with Prismacolor pencils and mineral spirits.  Cardstock, DP, and ribbon are from Stampin' Up!  Button and pearl stickers are from my stash.
Next is a card I made for the:

Crafty Ann's Challenge - Sketch
Stamptacular Sunday - Boy oh Boy

 I used Spritz the little boy cutie Elf from Saturated Canary, isn't he just delectable?  LOVE HIM.  DP is from My Mind's Eye - hope you like it.  I was quite pleased with this one myself.  :)  
And last for today - Cass's card for the:
Cheerful Stamp Pad - Who's Wearing Santa's Hat?
 Cass colored with Prismacolor markers, and used DP from My Mind's Eye.  Buttons are from Stampin' Up! and from my stash.

Have a fabulous Thanksgiving, my friends.  I'm off to enjoy the day with my family and stuff myself with lots of good foods!  Peace.  xo


  1. amazing the button eyes..great colors to


  2. Love all your xmas cards Jenn!!! You will be well stocked!!!

  3. Very nice card cute image, thank you for joining our challenge at Stamptacular Sunday this week

    Hugs Winnie DT

  4. Wow this is a supercute male card. Love the christmas theme goin on. I particularly love that you've used those candybars all over the card to finish it off and that spotted patterned paper makes this look perfect. Thanks for playing at Stamptacular Sunday Challenge and good luck. Hope to see you back sunday for a new challenge. Bettina xx

  5. You've been busy! Love your take on our sketch at Crafty Ann's, thank you for joining us this time
    Ann x

  6. What a great cards ;o)
    Thank you for playing with us at Stamptacular Sunday Challenges ...

  7. Fabulous cards, Jenn. Especially love the one where you made such creative use of the circles! Thanks for joining us this week at Tuesday Throwdown. Good luck in the challenge and I hope you're going to play again soon.
    NanaConnie TT DT

  8. Adorable snowman. What a fun DP background. Thanks for sharing your art in the Cheerful Stamp Pad challenge.

  9. Fun cards. Thanks for sharing with us at Crafty Ann's Challenge this week.
    Jen x