Monday, November 9, 2009

Giving Thanks

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(Edited to add: I think I must have seen this beautiful card by Donna before I stamped mine....they are so similar, that I must give her credit!! I believe I subconsciously had hers in my head!!!) I need to amp up my supply of Thanksgiving cards, as I do send some to family members that we don't see until Christmas. Today's SCS Clean & Simple challenge was to use white and one color......and I began my card using VANILLA and one color. Go figure. Oh well, I used the JUGS6 sketch:

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and a hostess set called Holiday Best, the leaf from Autumn Days and the little text is from PTI, Text Basics I think it is. All images are stamped in Sahara Sand; cardstock is Sahara Sand, Very Vanilla and Bella Bleu. A little twill and Kraft ribbon are accented with a slide from the Hodgepodge Hardware kit. I used a Nestability to cut out my image rather than the circle shown in the sample...I know, I am such a rebel! LOL!

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I am still recovering from the weekend....I haven't pulled out all my projects from my bag yet. I was so overwhelmed by all we were doing that I didn't finish everything!!! So as I finish them, I'll share them. But I do have a couple things to show you, items that I made for my girlfriends before I left..... I'll be showing them along this week too. I made these little candy baskets using SU's Box #2 die cut:

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(this was Tammy's--she likes ORANGE)

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The cardstock is Dusty Durango; DP is all from Basic Grey; sentiments are from CHF. Inside is some yummy homemade orange & chocolate candy. It was all I could do to NOT eat this while assembling this gift!!! Here are some photos of the area around the Glasbern Inn too:

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The view from the side of our porch:

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The view from our patio...yes, those are goats!! And a pond!! And frost!

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And the mural over the fireplace in the dining area. Just amazing! Well, thanks for visiting today....be sure to come back again tomorrow; hopefully I'll have some mojo for some new things!

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27 comments:

  1. GORGEOUS card LeAnne! I love the monochromatic color scheme. It is so soft & inviting looking! I would have to be quality control & sample those goodies before packaging in that gorgeous gift box/bag :) Those country pictures sure are beautiful! Thanks for sharing these pictures & I am so happy that you had a fantastic trip! :)

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  2. P.S. thanks for playing along with the sketch challenge this week at Just Us Girls! I hope you join us next week for another fun challenge! :)

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  3. The card is gorgeous ..... love your farm and how pretty the frost is and your fireplace and the mural are breathtaking...thanks for sharing

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  4. OMGosh, see how freakin' TIRED I was! It did not even register that you had taken the time to make my gift ORANGE!!! You are so thoughtful!

    Your card turned out beautiful! That soft neutrals are so elegant!

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  5. Oh, oh, oh! I WANT to go THERE! Such great photos! BEAUTIFUL! Too bad you pared them in this post with that magnificent card and DROP-DEAD gorgeous box and mouth-watering chocolate.... Kinda overshadowed nature's beauty with that of YOUR fabulous talent! But that's the risk you take ~ being so talented and all. YEE HAW!

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  6. wow - I just love that card you've got there - love those falling leaves on the circle cards!!

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  7. Lavonne (tweetygirl)November 9, 2009 at 4:40 PM

    I love your card LeAnne! It's really pretty. Any chance you might share the recipe for the orange chocolate candy??? :) Nice pictures from your trip too.

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  8. What an amazing card - the color is perfect for so many different occasions. Thx for sharing your pics too.
    Hugs - Elaine Moore

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  9. I can taste this card is is so beautiful! WOW!!!! BEYOND GORGEOUS! The time away was good for you!

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  10. More wonderful photos, LeAnne! Your card is gorgeous! I love the elegance of the vanilla!!

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  11. LeeAnn - This is fantastic!!! Another absolutely gorgeous card! I, too, love the soft neutrals. WOW!!! Love your work - so inspiring :)

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  12. Beautiful card and what a cute candy holder! (the candy looks pretty yummy too!) Awesome pics! Glad you had a fun trip! TFS! :)
    Hugs,
    Lisa

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  13. Oh My WORD that Bella card is just outstanding LeAnne, wow such fantastic details with the muted color scheme.

    Sounds like you had a really fun trip!

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  14. LeAnne, this is absolutely GORGEOUS! I love the monochromatic scheme you used! It's such a soothing card to look at, if you know what I mean!

    It looks like your weekend was so beautiful! I'd love to attend something like this! Keep me informed for next year if that's possible! ;-)

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  15. Oooooh, this creamy card is absolutely gorgeous!!! TFS the pics, too!

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  16. Your card is beautiful!!! I LOVE the color theme - it's so subtle and elegant! TFS the photos - looks like you had a fantastic time!!

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  17. oh my... Your card is so gorgeous!!! I love it - lots!

    And what a great place:)

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  18. This card is absolutely stunning!

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  19. Oh that card is lovely. It's wonderful to see your photos too, something we don't see where I am is snow.

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  20. Fabulous job! Love you take on the sketch and you little treat box is awesome.

    Great pics! TFS! Thanks for playing along with us.

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  21. What a gorgeous, stunning card LeAnne - and all of the other items in this post are beautiful!

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  22. Beautiful card. I love the color scheme. The pictures are gorgeous and I know all of you had a wonderful time. Sharing with others something that you enjoy doing is wonderful. Thanks for sharing with us.

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  23. THUD - oh you rebel LeAnne! This monochromatic card is stunning! And I love the lables 4 nestie instead of the circle - but you already knew it was OK to use any shape! LOL I truly love how this turned out - down to the little leaves along the edge. Great photos, yummy treat box - you are going to share those right?... With all of us?!? Thanks SO MUCH for playing along with Just Us Girls again. We love seeing some "regulars" beginning to develop - nice to have your talent here as well. Hope to see you again on Saturday for our next technique challenge!

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  24. Ahhh...I love your non-conformist ways, my friend! LOL Your card is so ELEGANT! I LOVE it!!! FABULOUS color combination and love that DP.

    Okay, so I read your post the other day but I didn't have time to comment. Let me just say that you had me drooling when you explained where you bought our candy, so I promptly opened my chocolate. PB and chocolate?! OMG!!! My ABSOLUTE fave combination! You've been paying attention I see ;] THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU! They are delicious and I love the two different kinds you bought...YUMMMMMM

    Love your pictures of the inn also...I need to save yours and Becky's to my computer for later use :O) All I got were a bunch of the sheep dog and the great ones of you, me and Tammy ;]

    I'll chat with you soon via email...I'm playing catch up.

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  25. LOVE this card! Love all the leaf details including the one hanging off the ribbon. GREAT card!

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  26. LeAnne! That is the most stunning card. I'm really drooling here. I love the soothing colors that work so well with all those yummy patterns. Wow!

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