Sunday, November 22, 2009

EBTKS- First Challenge

WOW~bet you thought I fell off the face of the earth, huh? Well it's been almost two months since my last blog and these are my .... Oh, wrong venue :o) Actually, I've been on a couple of trips since my last post and will have to add some amazing photos of Alaska, Hawaii and California later.

For tonight I wanted to get in on the first sketch challenge over at Everything But The Kitchen Sink's blog.
It's really hard getting your mojo back after two months, so I was scouting around for some inspiration and really found some good stuff from all of you talented ladies!
THANK YOU, blog friends ~

This is the sketch I am using as my 2009 Thanksgiving Day cards (and probably lots of other occasions), love the ease of mass producing cards like this cause I usually have to reinvent the wheel each and every card I make ughhhh!

My card ~ Stamps: Sentiment from Papertrey Ink's "Fall Elegance", Pumpkin from Michael's dollar bin
Cardstock: Natural Parchment from Xerox, Chocolate Brown and Orange from American Crafts, Yellow w/polka dots from Colorbok
Embellishments: Shimmer flourish chipboard from Making Memories, "Holly" green glitter from Stickles,
Tools: Corners punched by EKSuccess rounder punch, 8 different Cuttlebug folders cut out by 1 1/4" EKSuccess punch

Hope you (and my family/friends) like how it came out. As always, a huge thank you for looking and leaving comments :o)


  1. Very nice touch with all the different embossing on the panels and I really like your extra swirl element. Any person should be honored to get this card.

  2. What an elegant card, Helen! The embossing is beautiful! I like the decor, too :-)

  3. Well, HELEN! I guess we can forgive your absence, since clearly you were traveling the world in search of more terrific inspiration, WHICH, you obviously found! HELLO, beautiful card maker! This is lovely! I'm so glad you added that porcelain owl in the photo shoot ~ it so captures the mood! :o) You're a peach and this card ROCKS!

  4. Way cute! I love the way you added the swirl! Thanks so much for playing along with us!

  5. Great Thanksgiving card! Thanks for playing with us in the challenge! You went to two places I would love to go, Hawaii & Alaska! :)

  6. So pretty! Love that flourish! Thank you so much for playing along with us at EbtKS!