Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Thankful for Family

When we are asked "What is one thing you are most thankful for?" , most of us would say our family.  I am not only thankful for the family I grew up in, but I have been so blessed with 6 wonderful children.  And now that family has grown to include 5 daughters and sons in law and ten grandchildren.  Sometimes I am over-whelmed with gratitude for these blessings.
Today's card is a little quirky for me.  Every once in awhile I try to break out of my symmetrical style and go for a little bit more artsy or shabby.  Never very happy with the results but I think that is because it isn't normal or natural for me. But it is always fun trying.

I based this on the sketch at Speedy TV, Marks Finest Papers.
The harvest image is Doodle Pantry from the October release.  I will be posting another post soon with a set from the November release but I love this set.  You can find it at the Doodle Pantry Store. It is called Let Us Be Thankful.
And play along HERE in the Doodle Pantry challenge and receive the darling Christmas Cactus set for free.
Back to the card - the image is precolored but I added a little color here and there.  The main sentiment is also from this digital set.  The two words are Stampin Up.
I have a package of chipboard buttons that I never seems to use because I don't do shabby or vintage very often.  One seemed appropriate for this card.  BG paper is from an old Autumn stack.  Sorry, don't know the name; it is just a left over.
Kraft base from Kraft Outlet.
Twine from the Twinery

Stampin Sisters in Christ - thankfulness
Kraft Journal - happy harvest
Love to Create - shades of Autumn
Cutie Pie - distress
Ribbon Carousel - Giving Thanks, Fall
Crafty Creations - no flowers
Dutch Dare - thankful
Wags n Whiskers - fall colors
Speedy TV - sketch
Word Art Wednesday


  1. You did a great job!
    Thanks so much for sharing your card this week at Dutch Dare CC!
    Hope to see you again soon!

  2. Lovely Card Marsha thanks for joining us at Love to create Challenge Sandra dt x

  3. This is gorgeous! I love the layout & good job getting out of your comfort zone...I know its sooo hard to do! THANKS for joining us at Love to Create!

    (PS. you could also enter this at Incy Wincy Designs challenge this week!!!)

  4. Oooo Marsha, this is gorgeous!! Love that image (of course!!) and your vintage style. Shabby chic looks good on you!!!!! Hehehe!


  5. Your image is perfectly colored! Your take on the sketch this week is right on!

    Thanks for playing with us @ MFP Speedy TV Sketch with a twist challenge!

    Have a blessed day!

  6. Beautiful card, Marsha! I love all the elements you combined with this fabulous DP image. Marvelous shabby chic/vintage look.

  7. Hi Marhsa! As always, this is absolutely gorgeous. Thanks for sharing this with us at The Kraft Journal, and I really hope that you will also consider linking it up at Word Art Wednesday. We always love seeing your sweet cards. Hope you're having a great week, and happy crafting!
    Karen L

  8. Fantastic! Thank you for sharing with us at Crafty Creations :)

    I invite you to join me at the Anything But A Card challenge here:

    Lots of joy,

  9. I love seeing someone step out of their comfort zone - and it turned out great ! Thanks for joining us this week at The Kraft Journal !!

  10. Well, how blessed am I? You've entered all three of my DT challenges with this awesome card, so I will thank you for playing along on behalf of all three - Sketch With a Twist, The Kraft Journal, and Word Art Wednesday. I'm SUPER grateful that you've played along in each. I love seeing your sweet cards, Marsha, and really do appreciate your participation. Hope you're having a blessed week, and I hope to see more of your sweet art real soon.
    Karen L

  11. Marsha. I have seven Grandchildren and 2 GG. I understand how the bragging can slip i. Your card is beautifully dome, family, feast and fun. We love seeing your adorable work . Thank you.
    Psalm 103 Blessings,
    Carole B
    Word Art Wednesday

  12. Beautifully done! Great image too. Hugs, Kelly :)

  13. Marsha LOVE the image and layout! You are so lucky to have so many kids and grandkids...I'm waiting for my grandkids. And waiting. And waiting, lol!

  14. Hi Marsha, lovely card - great image and layout.

    Thanks for joining in with us this time at The Cutie Pies.


  15. You did an amazing coloring job on the image! I especially like the corn! Thanks for joining us at Love to Create!

  16. Love this image and the layout is wonderful

  17. What a beautiful card and YAY for stepping away from "the norm" it IS tough to do.... Thanks for playing along and sharing this card with us at The Ribbon Carousel!

  18. What a great Thanksgiving card...I like the hint of vintage you added to it. Wonderful work! Thanks for blessing us with your artwork at Word Art Wednesday. God bless, always!

    JO ANN