Friday, September 19, 2014

Give Thanks with a 
Grateful HEART...

So often we get busy and swept away with everyday life that we forget to stop and thank the people that have done so much to make our lives easier, peaceful, fun, happy, even bearable during rough times.

Something that's been on my heart lately is being grateful - am I really telling those around me thank you as sincerely as I should be? I mean really appreciating them for not only what they are doing but for who they really are.

I was excited to learn that in keeping with this theme ringing in my heart when I went to a special demonstrator only stamping event hosted by Sherrill Graff (my amazing stamping mum) she had planned some beautiful projects to teach us, one in particular included a wonderful 'thanks' stamp!

Here are a couple pictures I made with what I learned and that beautiful stamp:

This project was made using a multi-colored ink pad we created - don't you love the colors?
Elegant Eggplant, Night of Navy, and Garden Green compliment each other well.

This project was made after learning how to water color the paper with several colors to make a beautiful
background to stamp on. I love how the gold embossing looks against the striking fall colors!
For my "Art with HEART" project I will be making multiple 'thanks' cards and taking the time to write personal notes to people who have blessed my life in some way or have done a great service and deserve to be honored.

Who do you owe a great deal of thanks to?
Tell them right away how much they mean to you and how much you appreciate them. We all need to hear it from time to time. 
A spirit of thankfulness is a beautiful thing to spread around!

Products used in these cards are:

Clear Stampin' Emboss PowderClear Stampin' Emboss Powder #109130 $4.95
Crushed Curry Stampin' Emboss Powder #133753 $4.95
Rhinestone Basic Jewels Embellishments #119246 $4.95
Aqua Painters #103954 $16.95
Early Espresso Classic Stampin' Pad #126974 $5.95
Elegant Eggplant Classic Stampin' Ink Refill #105222 $2.95
Early Espresso 8-1/2" X 11" Card Stock #119686 $6.95
Crushed Curry 8-1/2" X 11" Card Stock #131199 $6.95
Embossing Buddy #103083 $5.95
Night Of Navy Classic Stampin' Ink Refill #103033 $2.95
Garden Green Classic Stampin' Ink Refill #102059 $2.95
Gold Stampin' Emboss Powder #109129 $4.95
Heat Tool #129053 $29.95
Petite Petals Punch #133322 $12.95
Night Of Navy 8-1/2" X 11" Card Stock #100867 $6.95
Rich Razzleberry Classic Stampin' Ink Refill #115664 $2.95
Seasonally Scattered Clear-Mount Stamp Set #135023 $17.95
Pumpkin Pie Classic Stampin' Ink Refill #105229 $2.95
Snail Permanent Adhesive #104332 $6.95
Stamping Sponges #101610 $3.50
Whisper White Craft Stampin' Pad #101731 $7.50
VersaMark Pad #102283 $7.50
Whisper White 8-1/2" X 11" Card Stock #100730 $8.50


  1. love what you said and LOVE your cards. YOU are a wonderful person and
    I love you

    1. Wow what a compliment! Thank you my friend. Love you too, bunches!

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