Thursday, October 27, 2016

With Thanks In My Heart

We are wrapping up the month of October at TIME OUT with Challenge #69, a beautiful Inspired By Words Challenge which is all about an attitude of gratitude:

'Give Thanks with a Grateful Heart'

We are graced with the wonderfully talented Karren Johnson of KarrenJ - Stamping Stuff as our Guest Designer. Her designs are fantastic, her coloring is incredible, and her kind and encouraging comments on the creations of others are wonderful. Check out her wonderful blog for a real treat and some great inspiration.

The holiday I love most that we celebrate in the U.S. is Thanksgiving. To me, it is a lovely time of celebration and tradition in which a heart full of gratitude is the center of attention. To many, it is a day to watch football and shop at 3:00 AM, but not for me. It's a day to take TIME OUT to spend with family and friends, to savor the scents and think about the blessings in our lives. It's a hard day for so many as well for so many reasons, as so many holidays and everydays can be, so it's also a day and a time to give of yourself in whatever way you can to be of service to others.

Here is my take on the inspiration:

Please head on over to the Time Out Challenge Blog and take a look at what my awesome design teammates have created for your inspiration. Then consider the inspiration words, and play along with us at Time Out.  I am grateful that you stopped by today.

I am also linking this to the following challenges:

 Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge which is AUTUMN themed.

Supplies used:

Stamps: Concord & 9th Give Thanks

Accessories: PTI Wet Paint Die, Ranger Metallic Spray

Paper: Ranger Ink - Tim Holtz - Distress Woodgrain Paper

Ink: VersaFine Onyx Black


Karren said...

Thanks for your sweet words, Stephanie. Your card is amazing! Those leaves are so elegant and really pop against that gorgeous background.

Anita in France said...

Simply beautiful, Stephanie ... the colours and textures in the leaves are so wonderfully autumnal ... and gorgeous against that touchable woodgrain! Hugs, Anita :)

Nonni said...

I love the colors in your die cuts and also your design where you left some of the "small pieces" intact, great look, love it! Such a beautiful autumn card.

Jill V said...

Really, really pretty Stephanie! Those Concord & 9th die cuts are so stunning in the metallic finish you created - they are perfection against that woodgrain background! I have had my eye on those dies for a while - you may have just pushed them into my cart :)

KimCreate said...

Oh so pretty! Thanks for joining us at Inspired by all the little Things.

Leigh Penner said...

I love this! Fabulous take on the inspiration photo!

Aileen said...

Beautiful card, love these leave dies.

Tracey McNeely said...

Stephanie what a gorgeous card, I love those leaves. Thank you for sharing with us at Inspired by All the Little Things this week!

Gerrina said...

So modern and elegant! Great how those leaves fit together! Hugs, Gerrina

cm said...

Stephanie, your post is an excellent reminder of the 'essence' of Thanksgiving, drawing closer on your calendar and long past on ours here in Canada. Expressing gratitude every day is something I'm trying hard to work on...and this day, I'm truly thankful for your card! This is one of *the* most beautiful showcases of the Giving Thanks set I've seen! Colours, design, intent: powerful!

Lisa Kind said...

Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday as well! I love the food and spending it with my family too! Your card is just so pretty! Love it!