Monday, September 29, 2008

Thanks Be For Thee!



A few weeks ago, I saw a post on GinaK's blog where she encouraged her readers to think about Thanksgiving, and take the time to send a thank you card to someone who deserves it, but might not expect it. Those weren't her exact words, but that's what I took away from it. It really made me think, because there are so many people who impact my life and I rarely ever send random thank you cards... and never any at Thanksgiving. So I've done some thinking and thought of some people I'd really like to get thank you's out to this year for Thanksgiving, and this is the first card I came up with.

Isn't that turkey adorable? This is an old, old, OLD (!!) Stampin' Up! set (circa 1998) called Thanks Be For Thee. I bought it a few years ago on eBay. I just love it, but this is the first time I've used it. I used some of the Basic Grey paper my friend Karen sent to me, and the swirly stamp from Baroque Motifs for the background. I also added some stickles to the ground (which, of course, I drew in - you know me and my grounding obsession!). I think I've mentioned it before, but I love using stickles for the ground when it's dirt or sand. It just has a nice gritty look to it.

I also want to share some fun news. I am a member of the Bellaholics yahoo group, and was recently chosen to be one of their four Bellaholics Challenge Queens! Woot! My official title is Sketch Challenge Queen, and I'll be responsible for the monthly sketch challenge for the group. I'll be posting my sketch challenges here too, and I think I'll be offering up a little random prize drawing for those who participate. My first challenge will be posted October 10th, so stay tuned!!

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Details:
Stamps: Thanks Be For Thee (Stampin' Up!), Baroque Motifs (Stampin' Up!)
Ink: Adirondak Pitch Black, Chocolate Chip
Paper: Chocolate Chip, Pumpkin Pie, Very Vanilla, Georgia Pacific White, Basic Grey DP
Other: Brown Grosgrain Ribbon (Unknown), Orange Button (The Paper Studio), Ticket Corner Punch (Stampin' Up!), Copic Markers, Stickles, 1/8" hole punch

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20 comments:

Jennifer Love said...

Ooh what a wonderful card! That stamp set is really cute...might have to hunt that one down. :D

Rach said...

Awesome Sarah, love every little details, the papers image and sentiment are just perfect...hugs rachxx

Holly said...

Cute sketch, and I love the idea of letting people know you're thankful for them. Congratulations queen Sarah!

Kimmie0270 said...

simply darling!

Lorraine said...

This card is just too adorable. I love that image! great find on ebay! Congrats on being a challenge queen. I can't wait to play in some of your challenges! tfs

Kathy said...

Beautiful card!! You colored it so perfectly.

Scrappy Doo 2 u said...

Sarah .... that's a great creation ... as always! I really wanted to leave you more of a CONGRATS though!!!!

Hope you had a wonderful weekend.

Susan

Valorie said...

Wow! I love this!

Lorie said...

Great card as always Sarah! Just too fun! Congrats on the challenge queen! I look forward to your sketches!

Meli Mitchell said...

Love the sponging and the ribbon. Adorable!

Dani said...

Absolutely wonderful card!
Can't wait to see what sketches you come up with! Congrats!

LADYB266 said...

This card came out great looking!!! Love everything about it!! TFS! ~HEIDI

Noelle said...

Very cute little turkey you have there. The sentiment could be for a pirate-y thank you note as well ;-)

Christi said...

This card is fantastic!!!

Danni said...

Wonderful card! I really like how you colored it, the wonderful paper and really love how you added the ribbons!!

Jacquie said...

What a beautiful card!! I love it!! Thanks for sharing and take care!

Kim said...

1st off GORGEOUS card!!!!! I love everything about it! You Rock! 2nd CONGRATS on being named a Challenge Queen! You so deserve it! I can't wait to play along with the challenges!
Hugs~ Kim

Mandy said...

Awesome news, girlie!! Can't wait to see your challenge! :) And I LOVE this turkey card!

Simone said...

I have to tell you, I've been checkin out your cards and they're just beautiful! Will be bookmarking your blog in my favorites for sure!

Simone said...

I have to tell you, I've been checkin out your cards and they're just beautiful! Will be bookmarking your blog in my favorites for sure!

 
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