Thursday, November 21, 2013

In the Spirit of Gratitude

Hello again!   We are so blessed and in the spirit of gratitude, we are going through drawers, closets, and the garage donating items to those who might need it.  Do you have a "hot spot" that needs to be de-cluttered?  You will find treasures for someone else to enjoy, I guarantee it!  So today's card is a TY card using an image from Mark's Finest Papers. The stamp set is all about good fortune so it is perfect for this time of year when we are all giving thanks.   It was fun to get out the embossing powder and heat gun to create a dramatic focal point to follow their sketch at the Oriental Challenge at MFP/SpeedyTV. 

I will enter it in the challenges below as well:

4 Crafty Chicks -  Anything Goes
4 Krafty Girlz Anything Goes
Amusing Challenges - Thanks/Thanksgiving
Aud Sentiments Challenge -  Any Sentiment
MilkCoffee Challenge Thanksgiving/Thankful/Thank Yous
Baffies Kreativladen - Anything goes 
Challenges 4 Everybody - Anything Goes  
Creative Belli - Thank you
Creative Inspirations Paint -  Anything Goes
Make it Monday - always Anything Goes
One Stitch At A Time - Anything Goes
Papertake WeeklyGiving Thanks
Parade Your Crafts -  Grateful
Penny's Paper-Crafty - Anything goes
Scrapbook Stamp Society Challenge Blog Anything Goes, Optional: Embossing
Sentimental Sundays -Giving Thanks
Sisterhood of Crafters  -  Embossing
Smudgy Antics - Anything Goes
Sparkle N Sprinkle - Anything Goes with Glitter, Embossing Powder and/or Flocking
That Craft Place -Sentiment.
The Paper Girls - Thanks
Through The Craft Room Door  - Always Anything Goes
Totally Gorjuss - 3 Patterned Papers 
Whimsy Inspiration - Anything goes 
Whoopsi Daisy - Thanksgiving/Harvest/Thank-you
WordArt Wednesdays -  Anything goes uplifting


Darlene (SCS:akronstamperdpk) said...

VERY creative and fabulous! Thanks so much for joining us at The Sisterhood’s ‘EMBOSSING’ challenge and please come back again soon!
one of the 'Sistahs'
The Sisterhood of Crafters

Vickie Y said...

Your card is beautiful. Thank you for playing along with us at MFP Simple Salutations Challenge.

Shell B. said...

Wonderful card kRen, wonderfully designed and works perfect for our challenge.....wonderful design!

Good to see you join us for the OSAAT Challenge, hope to you come back soon!
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Shell in Alaska

Ingrid Mason said...

A very beautiful card with the wonderfully exotic Oriental feel kReN. I love your colours and papers. Good luck in our challenge this week. Ingrid xx ( OSAAT Team ).

CraftingMum said...

Hi, this is a beautiful card, love the fish. Thanks for joining us at Whoopsi daisy.
Louise x

Jane said...

Very pretty card !!!
Thanks for joining us this week at OSC on Speedy TV.

KarinsArtScrap said...

it's a very pretty card.

Thanks for join us at ScrapbookStampSociety Challenge.

Greetings Karin DT Coördinator

verybellemakes said...

Such an unusual card, it is very eye-catching! Thanks for joining the Crafty Girls Challenge, hope to see you again soon.


Josephine said...

Lovely, and so unusual.

Thanks for joining us at One Stitch at a Time this week, and good luck!

Kaija said...

Beautiful card!
Thank for joining us at ScrapbookStampSociety Challenge
Hope to see again:)
Greetings Kaija DT-member

~ginny said...

Beautiful background colors, I really like the characters fading into the background! The fish is a delightful image and the pink die cut circle is reminiscent of a seashell - nicely done kReN! Thanks for sharing your project in the “Any Sentiment” Challenge.
~ginny, DT for Aud Sentiments
RubberMAD (

Margaret said...

Your fish image is so unusual and delightful. I love your background which really sets it off. Great job. Thanks for joining us at OSAAT this week. Good luck. Maggie - DT

Thrifty Stamper said...

Beautiful! The colors are stunning!
Thanks for playing the Oriental Sketch Challenge on

Michelle said...

Gorgeous this little fisch in his water.
Thanks for joining us at Anonymous Stamps.
xxx Michelle (DT)

Hazel (Didos) said...

Ah this is so sweet, Love the little fishy. Thanks for playing on Crafty Girls this fortnight, Love Hazelxox

Lorraine A said...

Fabulous card :-)

apologies, I am having to copy and paste my comments as I have tendonitis

thanks for joining us on the Papertake Weekly Challenge
Lols x x x

Erin Stephenson said...

Nice design. Thanks for playing at OSAAT. Good luck and hope to see you next challenge.

Sandy said...

Lovely CAS card, Thanks for sharing with us at Make It Monday this week.

Valou ALLARD said...

Very beautiful easel card! thanks for playing with "Scrapbook Stamp Society Challenge" this week. Good luck. !

Jennifer said...

A wonderfully artistic card, kRen!

Thank you for joining us at Penny's Paper Crafty, and good luck in the draw.

Jennifer. x

Wiola said...

This is so cute, unique and artistic! Hugs, Wiola PINDT sis

Lisa Mensing said...

Cute card! Thank you for joining us at Parade Your Crafts.

Micki said...

Oh I agree, the embossing really draws the focus to the image. Great card. Thanks so much for playing along with us in The Sisterhood of Crafters in our Embossing Challenge.

Angelique said...

Wonderful project.
Thank you for joining us at MilkCoffee Digi Stamps

Huggsss, Angelique

Doreen said...

This is just gorgeous,thanks for the fab comment you left on my blog,I am now following

NanaConnie said...

Sorry to be so late visiting but I've just gotten behind. :-D I love this card! Great image and wonderful papers. You really rocked those challenges! Happy Thanksgiving, my friend. :-D

Connie said...

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Anonymous said...

kReN, your spirit of gratitude is wonderful and we too have been sending gently used winter apparel to those in need and our kids are collecting canned foods to donate at's the season, right?! Lovely card too!

E. Marie said...

I enjoy cards with an oriental theme and the image you used is great! Thanks for joining us at the Sparkle N Sprinkle Creative Challenge and I hope to see you again in December.