Saturday, October 12, 2013

Thanksgiving Weekend

Welcome to the weekend, stampers!  And here in Canada, it's a long weekend where we celebrate Thanksgiving!  My girls and their families are coming home and we're going to play with the babies, shop, cook delicious food and just enjoy each others company.  I hope the weather is nice so we can get some good walks in as well. (We're going to need them!!)

I love the colour challenge from the Pals Paper Arts this week:

The Design Team came up with some amazing samples.  Click on the link and check out Brian King's card. He created an amazing background and I admit to being totally influenced by it.  All the DT samples are a hard act to follow, but here's my interpretation:

  • I really, really like this colour combination of So Saffron, Cajun Craze and Always Artichoke!  It is such a perfect look for fall.
  • My stamp sets are Best of Fall and Harvest Blessings.  I love the leaf stamp from Best of Fall and the sentiment is from the same set.
  • The Deco Label Framelits are a perfect focal point for this card.

  • I usually stamp the light colours first, but this time I started with the two darker colours, Always Artichoke and Cajun Craze, then I overlapped them with the So Saffron giving some varied colouring without muddling up the image, because the So Saffron is such a pastel.
  • The Always Artichoke Seam Binding Ribbon cuts up the background a bit, keeping it from overpowering the focal point.
Hope your weekend goes well and you don't eat too much turkey and pumpkin pie!  Leave me a comment about your favourite Thanksgiving traditions.

Stamps:  Best of Autumn (c134390);  Harvest Blessings (w132016; c126452)
Paper:  Always Artichoke (105119), Cajun Craze (119684), So Saffron (105118) and Very Vanilla (101650) cardstock
Ink:  Classic Stampin' Pads in Always Artichoke (126972), Cajun Craze (126965) and So Saffron (126957)
Accessories:  1/2" Seam Binding Ribbon in Always Artichoke* (retired)
Tools:  Deco Labels Collection Framelits (130102); Big Shot (113439); Stampin' Trimmer (126889)
Best of Autumn Stamp Set

Big Shot

Deco Labels Collection Framelits

Harvest Blessings Stamp Set

Stampin' Trimmer


  1. Beautifully stamped background and nice card design. Your sentiment layer is perfect with your card design. I agree, the colors this week are gorgeous together. Thanks for joining us at Pals Paper Arts.

  2. It's really beautiful Heather! I keep staring at it and love everything about it. Thanks for joining us this week at pals Paper Arts! I hope you play along with us again!


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