Thursday, November 24, 2011

Happy Thanksgiving! {CCMC177}

Greetings everyone and to my friends in the United States, Happy Thanksgiving!  I have much to be thankful for today--family, friends and the ability to share with you all, a craft that I love!  I am so thankful for your continued visits to the Canopy, your supportive comments and the friends that I have made through blog-land!  So for today's Create with Connie & Mary challenge, I had to make a Thanksgiving card even though today's colors are a bit non-traditional for this holiday:
Lovely aren't they?  Greens and blues are some of my favorite colors and paired with River Rock they just sing!  Take a look:
I've been wanting to try sponge daubers with the medallion from Day of Gratitude so I did just that starting with the lightest color, River Rock in the center and proceeding with Lucky Limeade and finally Night of Navy on the edges.  I stamped onto Very Vanilla cardstock and then did some fussy cutting.
I inked and stamped another one, punching out the center with a 1 3/8" circle punch and decorating the center with pearls!  I carried the medallion into the inside:
stamping in River Rock and although the Night of Navy sentiment stamp I used is retired, it is available as a digital file in My Digital Studio.  Remember you don't need MDS to use a digital file--just download and use in any word processing or graphics program!

I chose this sentiment because it perfectly sums up my thoughts for you today...thank you!  Please be sure to stop by Create with Connie & Mary to see all the wonderful creations from the rest of the design team.  Thanks for stopping by today, friends!


stamps: day of gratitude; hand-penned holidays; seasonal sentiments (MDS)
ink: river rock, lucky limeade, night of navy
paper: river rock, night of navy, very vanilla
xtras: filial press embossing folder; chantilly lace crochet trim; basic pearls; 1 3/8" circle punch; sponge daubers


Rita said...

Beautiful, Nance! I love that medallion stamp so much. Happy Thanksgiving my friend! Hugs!

Carrie Gaskin said...

Just beautiful! I love how you punched the centre and the little rosette of pearls is lovely. Hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving and thank YOU for sharing your talents with us.

Marisa said...

First of all, Happy Thanksgiving!! Enjoy your time with family and friends and eat some goodies for me :)

Great colour combo and a fabulous card. Love the embossing in the BG and the focal medallion.

Debbie Henderson said...

Super sponge-daubering Nance and Happy Turkey Day!

Margaret said...

A beautiful Thanksgiving card! I love the ruffled ribbon and the pearls! Hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving!

Margaret said...

A beautiful Thanksgiving card! I love the ruffled ribbon and the pearls! Hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving!

Jen said...

Happy Thanksgiving Nance! Your card is just gorgeous. The Medallion is the perfect stamp to show off your sponging. And the pearls in the center are a great way to finish it off!

Linda Callahan said...

Gorgeous! The medallion is a show stopper! very classy! Hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving!

Diane - said...

Nance beautiful card. Love your colors too and the touch of pearls is always a winner for me.
I just LOVE using daubers love how your blended the images. Hugs.

Ann Schach said...

Absolutely gorgeous, Nance! I love the pearls and the embossing! You inked the medallion stamp perfectly!

Deb said...

Beautiful as always! I love how you used all three colors on the medallion and then popped up the middle - so clever!!

Anne Marie said...

I love this, Nance! I commend your fussy-cutting skills because I am like Edward Scissor-Hands when I try to cut out images...maybe that is a bad reference because he was actually GOOD at cutting. I was more referrring to me with crazy hair and a realy sullen expression on my face when I try to cut out detailed things. Lol! The ruffled lace and the pearls are a beautiful touch. Hugs! :)