Sunday, November 4, 2012

Hearty Thanksgiving

I planned to spend a good bit of today creating more Christmas cards. Well, the best laid plans and all of that...

What I am getting at is that it didn't happen. Instead, I spent a bunch of time stamping off my loose sentiments so that I could put them in a binder and thereby, see what I have more easily (rather than having to root through a pile of stamps each time to jog my memory). While doing so, I came across this "so thankful" stamp. My aunt hosts Thanksgiving at her house each year, and it is customary that I bring her a hostess gift. I decided to make her a quick and simple card to go along with this gift.

This stamp is another Elisabeth Bell image, this time from Belles n' Whistles, and it's called "Hearty Thanksgiving". I have so many Elisabeth Bell stamps, I could probably make cards with them every night of several weeks. I happened to color this one up so long ago (probably over a year!). It just seemed to fit the purpose I wanted so well that even though the coloring is not up to snuff, the image is so cute it carries it off, anyway. I added some flower soft for more texture.
I'd like to enter this card in the following challenges:
Elphine House: fall colors with Elisabeth Bell image
Paper Play: thanks a bunch

8 comments:

Carla S. said...

This is beautiful, Gina! The image is adorable and you've colored it wonderfully!

CraftinGranny said...

Hi Gina, This is one of my favorite stamps and you've colored it beautifully.. The flower soft really does add texture and anchors the image perfectly. Thanks so very much for joining us this week and we hope to see you back soon. "Hugs"

Kim Kelley said...

This is adorable! I love the image, your coloring and the papers! Fantastic Gina! HUGS

Lynda Nielsen said...

Ahhhh, one of my favorites from Belles 'n Whistles... Although I could say that about all of them. You have done a stunning job with this amazing creation. Your coloring and layout are beautiful, and the flower soft really gives it some beautiful dimension.
Thanks so much for playing along with us over at Elphine House Australia this week.
Hugs,
Lynda

*Vicki* said...

Gina, your creation is darling! Beautiful coloring on this image!! Thanks for playing along with us at the Elphine House Challenges! Hope that you will join us again in the next challenge and good luck! Smiles and Hugs - *Vicki* ~ DT member

Sara I. said...

This is super adorable!! LOVE the image and all that flowersoft at the bottom is just gorgeous!

Audhild said...

Your card is so beautiful. You have used one of my favorite EB images.
Thank you for joining us at the EHA challenge this week

Hugs, Audhild

Janneke said...

What a pretty card is this ;o)
Thank you for joining us at Elphine House Australia.