Thursday, September 19, 2013

Be Grateful and Blog Candy!!

More sad news today from Ottawa, Canada's capital city.  A horrific bus/train collision cost 6 lives.  And then there's the flooding in Colorado with more loss of life and so many unaccounted for.  Mexico is experiencing deadly floods with 57 fatalities!  Is it my imagination, or is there way more than the usual destruction and tragedy in the news this week?  It makes you realize that life is fragile.  You just never know what could happen as you go about your daily routines!

To counter all the sadness in the world these days, a good strategy is to count your blessings!  Be grateful for all that you have.  And give your family an extra hug and kiss on their way out the door today!

I have another sample for the As You See It Challenge 002 today.  I didn't use it because I thought it was too close to my example for the first AYSI challenge, but I really like the card and wanted to show you. (There's still time to enter, by the way!)

  • I used the Best of Autumn leaf stamp and for the top leaf, I stamped it using the Baby Wipe technique.  You place a couple of baby wipes in a container and drip several colours of reinker where you want them, then you basically just use it a s a stamp pad.  I used Crushed Curry, Pumpkin Pie and Chocolate Chip.
  • More sweater weather plaid!!  I cut two slits in the Tangerine Tango card stock, after embossing with the Honeycomb embossing folder, and passed the Soft Suede panel right through it.  The sentiment is from the Best of Autumn stamp set as well.  it's stamped in Chocolate Chip ink.
  • Good ole Gorgeous Grunge created the splatter marks in Crushed Curry on the Very Vanilla card base.
  • Here's a closer look at those leaves, which were hand cut, by the way.  And the Naturals Designer Button threaded with Linen Thread, adds the final touch ( along with a couple of candy dots in Tangerine Tango!
I'm thankful that I have a job that I love and I'm thankful for you, my readers, who make it worth my while to write these posts every day!  In fact, I'm so thankful, that I think it is time for some 

Leave a comment on this page telling me what you're thankful for and I will choose one lucky winner to give away the following:

  • Blossom Builders Designer Printed Kit
  • Cherry Cobbler Tulle Ribbon
  • Gently used retired stamp sets: Toxic Treats, Make a Mitten and Frosty Friends 
You need to leave your comment here by Saturday, September 21 at 8 pm and I will do the draw then.  I can only ship product in Canada, so I will send a gift box of hand-stamped cards to a winner in any other country, instead.

Stamps:  Best of Autumn (c134390) ; Gorgeous Grunge (w130514; c130517)
Paper:  Sweater Weather DSP (132184); Very Vanilla (101650), Soft Suede (115318), Tangerine Tango (111349) and Chocolate Chip (102128) cardstock
Ink:  Classic Stampin' Pads in Chocolate Chip (126979) and Crushed Curry (131173);  Classic Stampin' Refills in Crushed Curry (131158), Tangerine Tango (111841) and Chocolate Chip (101065)
Accessories:  Naturals Designer Buttons (127554); Linen Thread (104199); Brights Collection Candy Dots (130931)
Tools:  Honeycomb Textured Impressions Embossing Folder (129378); Big Shot (113439); Stampin' Trimmer (126889)


  1. Thankful for the great fall weather we have in Vancouver. Being able to go out and walk around seeing the changing of the season. A beautiful place to live.

    Love the colors you chose for your fall card

    Kim V

  2. Thanks, Kim V. I'll enter you in the draw!

  3. I am thankful for Family and Friends. My life is so rich with all the family I have and all the friends that surround me.

  4. I am thankful for my wonderful family who support me in whatever captures my interest! They are there for the hugs and congratulations and the kick-in-the-butts too!

    Beautiful card Heather!


    1. Best kind of family to have, Shelley! I'll enter your name in my draw!

  5. I would have to say I am most thankful for my family and friends God has blessed me with. . . they have been there when I needed it most, to support and encourage me through the trials of life. They also encourage me with my love for papercrafting. They believe in me and that means a whole lot!

    PS i love your blog and all your beautiful cards Heather. . . definitely an inspiration! Thank you for your generosity and for such a great giveaway!

    1. I agree with you, Gail. The blessing of a supportive and loving family is worth all the gold in the world! Thanks for your kind comments, Gail, and I'll enter you in the draw!

  6. Heather,I am thankful for you! I learn from you in many ways. You are an inspiration.I am also thankful and blessed to have and share my mom.I am thankful for know, there is nothing I am not thankful for!

    1. Holly, you really have an attitude of gratitude! I'm told that's the best way to be happy and I believe it! I've got your name in my draw!

  7. Heather,I am thankful for you! I learn from you in many ways. You are an inspiration.I am also thankful and blessed to have and share my mom.I am thankful for know, there is nothing I am not thankful for!

  8. Heather. Lots to be thankful for but a big one is this" Beautiful BC" we live in (it beats Alberta) & yes my sweetie of course & a bunch of other stuff!
    That gorgeous grunge is really versatile it gets around and plaid is always good in my books!

  9. Polly, is this you??? I think (hope) so, cause it's your name that's going in my draw!

  10. Yes that was me.


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