Thursday, November 24, 2016

Feeling Thankful and Blessed

On this Thanksgiving Day, I woke up feeling thankful and blessed beyond measure. I have a loving family, friends and a life that even with some serious hills and valleys, makes me happy. I wish the same for all of you! 

This card looks complicated, but actually isn't. I made it in about 20 minutes! All products Stampin' Up! Don't forget to scroll all the way to the bottom of this post to see more info about my personal "I Want Ink" promotion, because everyone needs more color in their life!

I simply watercolored a piece of watercolor paper measuring 5.25 x 4.00 inches. Dried with heat tool. Inked up the Hardwood background stamp with Versamark and embossed that image with a mixture of gold & white embossing powder on the watercolored panel. I cut the leaf image from that panel. I layered the vellum piece over the colorful background piece, before using Stampin' Dimensionals to pop up the leaf on top. Finished it off with a simple stamped word, some sequins and gold metallic thread. (thread is under the leaf)

Supply List: 

The Stampin’ Up! Online Extravaganza began yesterday. From now through the 28th of November, a number of Stampin’ Up! items are on offer, marked at 10, 20, 30 & 40% OFF. Note that some of the products will be retiring from the 2016 Holiday Catalog and are available only while supplies last. The full printable list is here and the limited items have an asterisk. 

In addition to these week long offers, there are additional products on offer, with up 40% savings, on Monday 28th November for 24 hours only. 

Need or want more color in your projects? I'm here to help you with that! If you are in the U.S., simply place an online order through my online store of at least $50 (before tax & shipping) and I will give you your choice of a Stampin' Up! Classic Ink Pad. In fact, place an online order of $80 or more (before tax & shipping) and I will give you your choice of 2 Stampin' Up! Classic Ink Pads. This special promotion ends on November 30, 2016. Your purchase can include sale items, so this is the perfect time to get more bang for your buck! Make sure you use the hostess code listed above at the right and do not check "no contact" from demonstrator, as this won't allow me to see  your contact information. Then send me an email with the subject line "I Want Ink" to  Tell me what color (or colors) you would like to add to your ink stash in the email. The ink pads will be shipped to all of you around the middle of December. 

Let me know if you have any questions about the Online Extravaganza or my special "I Want Ink" promotion. Thanks so much for visiting my blog. 

Artfully Yours,



  1. Beautiful card, love the Gold and White embossing over the watercolor panel.

  2. Beautiful card, love the Gold and White embossing over the watercolor panel.

  3. Gorgeous. I didn't get all the instructions with my quick read, but I'll take a look tomorrow and see if I can figure it out. It's beautiful Kim and I definitely want to try it. I think I have all of the necessary ingredients. It looks like you used the metallic thread on it too, but maybe not. Artistic and sophisticated.


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