Giving Thanks

Hi everyone!   I had hoped to post this yesterday but there was a bit going on around here…Tropical Storm Hanna dropped about six inches of rain, I had to take my daughter to a birthday party in the middle of it, my husband is painting our kitchen so it’s a BIG disaster, the kitchen faucet was leaking down beneath the cabinet and my son took a big spill on his bike (obviously after the storm). Sheesh.  Anyway, all is well (except for my kitchen) so for that I am thankful.

Giving Thanks for You


This card uses Cornish Heritage Farms Stamp of the Month, Giving Thanks.  The sentiment comes along with the image.  I used some old markers to color the stamp, spritzed with water and stamped on the paper.  I sponged the edges then used the Cracked Glass technique (which I love and don’t do often enough).  I used three coats of ultra thick embossing powder, popped my piece into the freezer for about a minute, took it out, bent the paper and a bunch of the pieces flew right onto the floor.  I didn’t want to restamp the whole thing so I just dabbed more Versamark onto the naked parts, added more UTEE, refroze and it worked fine.

Thanks for stopping by!  I hope you’ll come back tomorrow for the Monday Chicks Challenge!  Have a great day!

Cardstock:  Prism Vanilla Cream (base), Natural Smooth   Patterned Paper:  Daisy D’s   Stamps:  Cornish Heritage Farms “Giving Thanks”   Ink:  Ranger Walnut Stain Distress   Accessories:  Old, dried up Marvy markers, water spritzer, UTEE, heat tool, sponge, organdy, Fiskars slot punch, sewing machine.  Card size 5 ½” x 5 ½”.

20 responses to “Giving Thanks

  1. Sorry you had such a rough day yesterday….glad to know all is okay though.

    Your card is BEAUTIFUL….love those rich colours!

  2. Man, when it rains it pours — literally!! Sorry you had a bad day! This card is absolutely gorgeous!! The cracked glass is so perfect! It looks like there’s another item on my loooong CHF wish list!! :)

  3. What a yucky day! I hope it gets better soon. :)
    Your card is gorgeous!

  4. Kate Hart-Sampson

    Beautiful card, Michele. The cracked glass really makes the card pop!

  5. This is so gorgeous!! I love those leaves and the way you matched the colors to that beautiful paper.

  6. This is absolutely stunning Michele! Sorry about your crazy day! Hope things are better soon!

  7. Just gorgeous! Hopefully, the rain was needed and your kitchen will get back into shape soon :o)

  8. Gosh, this is just gorgeous, Michele. Hope things are looking up.

  9. Oh My Goodness!!! This is Gorgeous!!!

  10. Your card is just beautiful Michele!!! I LOVE Fall and Fall colors as well!

    We didn’t get that much rain but enough to pump the pool off 2 times!!! LOL!!! Hope your son is ok and your kitchen as well!! Have a great day!

  11. This is absolutely stunning…sure hope your day gets better!!

  12. gorgeous! Sorry about all the drama! YUCK! Your card rocks though. :)

  13. What a beautiful card! I’m really glad you were able to ‘mend’ your broken – not just cracked – glass. Hope all is back to normal by now.

  14. Incredibly beautiful card Michelle, I’m so ready for Fall! I can so relate to the hurricanes. Looks like this season is going to be a busy one. Now we’ve got Ike headed toward the Gulf.

  15. Wow! Now THIS is gorgeous! It’s the perfect fall card. I guess I shouldn’t complain about our weather. At my house, right on the coast, it’s a little windy and chilly but at least we’re not having hurricanes. I hope your days have improved now. Sometimes everything happens at once!

  16. Love it! The cracked glass technique is gorgeous and so is your card! Great colors and vintage look!

  17. Your cracked glass looks amazing, and I’m glad to hear you were able to save the piece by just adding more UTEE!! (I will have to remember that one). Gorgeous papers, stitching and bow!!

    (Gosh I missed a lot, but I’m glad I’m all caught up now. *wink*)

  18. Oh. My. Goodness! How perfect is this ??? How in the world did you get such beautiful color from old, dried up markers??? And that paper is perfect! Yes! This is a perfect fall card! I love it!

  19. wow, M you have a busy girl making kick butt cards! this is gorgeous!!!!!!

  20. This is so, so, so pretty…I cased it. I’m just posting it to my blog now.

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