Thursday, November 26, 2009

my second annual {Thanksgiving} parade

Hello again! 

As I mentioned in my last post, I'm back with the Thanksgiving cards I made for our older kids.  I'm gonna have to come back later and edit in the details and include links because it's about time for our family to sit down and put to paper our reasons for thanksgiving.  And I was in such a rush to get these cards made and shipped out that I didn't have time to write down the supplies {fortunately hubby had taken the week off and was a real sweetheart to run them to the post office for me as soon as I'd slipped them into their envelopes {because I was still in my jammies}...Monday afternoon...yes, rather late, but thankfully they arrived at all their intended destinations yesterday, so I'm one very relieved mama!}.  Well, that was undoubtedly a LOT more information than you needed to!  Sorry.

If you'll recall {well, you won't, but I do -lol}, I wasn't too thrilled with the Thanksgiving cards I made last year...well, this year isn't a whole lot better.  For some reason {likely because I'm always playin' the role of Last-Minute Lucy ;(}, I haven't been able to come up with anything I'm really too proud of, especially for the boys.  They're not horrible, but you know what I mean.  Anyway, here they are:

This one uses the Harvest Angel from Lockhart Stamps and Cosmo Cricket 's Earth Love {LOVE that paper!}.  This one was made for my stepdaughter, and even though I kinda liked it, it likely ended up in the trash...but it's the thought that counts {right?} and that was my intention.

This one uses the Earth Love {again}, some punches, and the trio of trees is from the October Monthly Mix from Lizzie Anne Designs called A Harvest of Memories.  I made this one for my oldest son and he said he really liked it, so that made me happy. ;)

This one features the glamorous Chefabella, some Basic Grey Indian Summer papers {LOVE these papers too!}, and some luscious suede ribbon from Sharon Johnson's Stamp Simply RIBBON Store. My coloring totally stunk on this one, but hopefully all the fun supplies made up for it. lol  So even though it had "sugar" {glitter} rising up from the pie --what was I thinking??? --my oldest daughter was happy with it anyway, so that made me smile.

This last one uses the same stamp set from Lizzie Anne Designs that I used for my older son's card, only this one is for my younger older son {yep, the one that tosses the cards in the trash and has no problem telling me that *sigh*}.  Needless to say, knowing its destination made it a very quick one to make...though I'm sure you'd never have guessed that on your own -lol!

ETA:  I forgot to mention that the two boys' cards were greatly inspired by two really cute cards published in the Nov09 issue of CARDS magazine, one by Kiara Lee and the other by Kimber McGray. 

Well, it's time to wrap this up and get on to my contribution to our family's Book of Thanks.   I hope that you enjoyed your day today, and {even if you aren't celebrating the holiday} had opportunity to think about all of the blessings in your life and to thank the One who gives them to us.  If you haven't yet, there's no time like the present. ;)

I appreciate your taking the time to come visit me here, and I hope you'll stop by again soon. Until then, many blessings to you!

Economy boosters (just doin' my part -lol!):

Harvest Angel card:

Cardstock:  Cocoa, Sorbet (CTMH), Curious Iridescent Cryogen White (Arjo-Wiggins)

Patterned Paper:  Earth Love mini deck (Cosmo Cricket)

Stamps:  Harvest Angel (Lockhart Stamps), Very Vintage Labels No. 4 (Waltzingmouse Stamps)

Ink:  Timber Brown Staz-On (Tsukineko), Antique Linen Distress Ink (Ranger)

Other:  Labels Four dies (Spellbinders), Cuttlebug (Provo Craft), crochet trim (Wright's), apricot craft seam binding (Martha Stewart), Prismacolor pencils (Sanford), odorless mineral spirits (Mona Lisa), blending stumps (Alvin), various Spica glitter pens (Too Marker), foam mounting tape

Thankful Trees card:

Cardstock:  Kraft (SU!), Cocoa, Colonial White (CTMH)

Patterned Paper:  Earth Love mini deck (Cosmo Cricket)

Stamps:  A Harvest of Blessings -Oct09 Monthly Mix set (Lizzie Anne Designs)

Ink:  Timber Brown Staz-On (Tsukineko), Antique Linen Distress Ink (Ranger)

Other:  Classic small and large Oval dies, Double-Ended Tags die (Spellbinders), large oval punch (SU!), binding edge border punch (EK Success), Leaves embossing folder (QuicKuts), Cuttlebug (Provo Craft), Prismacolor pencils (Sanford), odorless mineral spirits (Mona Lisa), blending stumps (Alvin), sponge (CTMH), Dew Drops (Robin's Nest), rustic cream twine, button (Papertrey Ink), Crafter's Pick 'The Ultimate' adhesive (API), foam mounting tape

Chefabella card:

Cardstock:  Curious Iridescent Cryogen White (Arjo-Wiggins), Garnet (CTMH)

Patterned Paper:  Indian Summer 6x6 pad (BasicGrey)

Stamps:  Chefabella (Stamping Bella), Let's Get Stuffed (Cornish Heritage Farms)

Ink:  Timber Brown Staz-On (Tsukineko)

Other:  Classic and Scallop small Oval dies (Spellbinders), Cuttlebug (Provo Craft), lace border punch (Fiskars), dog tag punch (SU!), Prismacolor pencils (Sanford), odorless mineral spirits (Mona Lisa), blending stumps (Alvin), Prisma glitter (Papertrey Ink), Lipstick Spica glitter pen (Too Marker), sponge (CTMH), button (Autumn Leaves), embroidery floss (DMC), suede ribbon (May Arts), Quickie Glue Pen (Sakura), sewing machine, thread, foam mounting tape

Gobble Gobble card:

Cardstock:  Kraft (SU!), (ret.) Seafoam, Sorbet (CTMH)

Patterned Paper:  Earth Love mini deck (Cosmo Cricket)

Stamps:  A Harvest of Memories -Oct09 Monthly Mix (Lizzie Anne Designs), Leaves #3 Backgrounder (Cornish Heritage Farms)

Ink:  Timber Brown Staz-On (Tsukineko), Antique Linen Distress Ink (Ranger)

Other:  Prismacolor pencils (Sanford), odorless mineral spirits (Mona Lisa), blending stumps (Alvin), Labels Two dies, Tags Trio die (Spellbinders), Cuttlebug (Provo Craft), rustic jute twine, button (Papertrey Ink), Leaves embossing folder (QuicKuts), sandpaper, foam mounting tape


Jeanne said...

Lovely cards, Christi! You are entirely too hard on yourself as these are all so pretty, but it is fun to read your self deprecating humor.

Sarah said...

I agree with Jeanne. These are all beautiful. I too cringe at the thought of them ending up in the trash. Next put another envelope in with the card with my name and address and instruct the recipients to send them my way and not into the trash. I will supply stamps.
I do enjoy reading your posts. You and Jeanne both have the 'gift of the gab' and make very entertaining and interesting reads..I am never destined to be a writer ha ha!! Thanks for leaving ALL those comments on my cards...:0)

Barb said...

Your cards really are lovely Christi! I like that they are all so different from one another.