Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Your Friendship Is A Blessing

Hello and Happy Hump Day!!!  The week is almost over and so is the month - so you know what that means??  NO  - no Christmas!!  Puh-lease!!  Christmas is coming quick enough on it's own.  It's time for another Taylored Expressions Blast From The Past Blog Hop!!  This month our hop is all about giving thanks. 

With Thanksgiving fast approaching, let's all take a moment to reflect on who, or whom, we are most thankful in our lives.  For me, besides my God, Lord and Savior, it would be my family,  stamping friends, and then my friends in the local community.  Many have seen me through some really tough times lately between my migraines and the resulting health issues I've been dealing with.  More than once I have found myself complaining to my Lord about my situation instead of THANKING Him for each and every day He has seen me through and for blessing me with another morning to wake up to.

For my hop project this month, I pulled out two of my favorite TE sets, Branching Out and Branching Out Coordinates.  I started out by stamping my images onto corn husk card stock in memento tuxedo black ink, and then stamped the tree using PTI dark chocolate ink before coloring my images with prismacolor markers and a white Recollections marker from Michael's.  After the coloring was finished, I lightly stippled some Stampin Up! bashful blue ink around the edges before layering and adding some maple leaf brads.  My final touches were adding some Recollections Autumn designer paper, felt sticker ribbon and some hand drawn "birds". 

Check out the rest of the designers participating today by checking the links below.

Thanks for stopping by today.  Have a great day.

Stamps: TE Branching Out, Branching Out Coordinates
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, PTI Dark Chocolate, Stampin Up! Bashful Blue
Card Stock: MFP Corn Husk, Stampin Up! Really Rust, Old Olive, Recollections Designer Paper
Accessories: Prismacolor Markers, Recollections White Marker, Stipple Brush, Maple Leaf Brads, Felt Sticker Ribbon, Black Journal Marker


  1. Cute, cute, Bonnie! I used the same set :D

  2. Love the autumn scene of your card! Wonderful use of the stamps. Gorgeous!!

  3. Very cute! That squirrel is adorable! I like the leaf brads and the pumpkin accents too.

  4. Super cute thank you card! I LOVE that swirly tree, the fun tire swing, and the autumn color combo!!!

  5. I love that touch of blue that you've stippled around, what a pretty touch to your autumn card. Great sentiment and great embellishments. So glad that you have a heart full of thanksgiving. It is so easy to get turned inward instead of upward. God bless.

  6. Love this wonderful autumn scene you have created. Its a beautiful card, Bonnie.