Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Happy Birthday To Me & Another Challenge From the Perfect Sentiment DT!

Welcome back for another amazing challenge from the Perfect Sentiments Challenge Blog which just happens to also fall on my birthday : )

This weeks challenge was to create a card with a Thanksgiving sentiment and the twist was to use brads and/or eyelets. Before I get to my card for this weeks challenge I want to give a shout out for my fellow DT member Stacey over at Stacey's Creative Corner. She is sponsoring this weeks giveaway and let me tell's a good one : )

Now what scrapper/papercrafter wouldn't want the chance to win this paper/stickers & punch-outs paper pad from Colorbok. Thanks Stacey for providing such a fantastic prize for some lucky winner : )

Now on to my card for this weeks challenge...
Creating a Thanksgiving themed card really put me in the mood for the holidays & I can't wait until the family gathers for Thanksgiving this year : )
 I put some gold Stickles around the edges of some fabric leaves I had in my stash just to give the leaves some bling...which lead to the 5 jewels on the upper right hand side of the card. I used some gold embossing powder to stamp on my sentiment which I put on some brown card stock with distressed edges.   

Here's my Tom the Turkey...he has some real feathers I had leftover from some place cards I made for the family Thanksgiving a couple of years ago. I just thought the feathers added a nice touch to the card. Such detail on some of them...gorgeous I think. 

I used 3 gold eyelets for my challenge twist and ran some green fiber through them. I actually inked the fiber since it was a brighter green than I wanted on the card. I used some TH Walnut Stain Distress Ink on the fiber and it turned out exactly as I wanted it to. Yay for Distress Ink!!! I added two more stickled leaves on the bottom and ran a strip of cotton trim on the base of the card. I inked all of the edges on the card and papers~please forgive me as I can't remember the name of the Colorbox ink I used~it's downstairs and I'm too lazy to run down and besides it's my birthday so I can be lazy right???
Here's the inside of the card....I added another gold eyelet just to continue the theme from the front to the inside. 

I stamped a sentiment that to me says it all for not only this time of the year but something we should take with us all year long...Be Grateful. I actually have this written on my calendar so I can see it everyday and I am very grateful for all of the blessings I have in my life. 

Now get ready to see some more creative Thanksgiving sentiment cards from my fellow DT members....


Now that you have been totally inspired by checking out the blogs above...head on over to your creative space and start working on your submission for this weeks challenge over at Perfect Sentiments Challenge Blog.
You will also find all of the challenge info and guidelines so be sure to read through those details when you get there.

Don't forget to head over to Stacey's Creative Corner and check out her blog

Be sure to come back tomorrow for another scrappy post & to see what birthday loot I scored Ok ok I am done dropping the hint that today is my birthday...but it is ; )


  1. HAPPY HAPPY BIRTHDAY ABBY !!! !!! !!! !!! i hope you have an amazing day :)

    love this card by the way - the touches of gold are just right & i love those turkey feathers!!! SO CUTE :)

  2. Happy Birthday Abby!!!! I hope you have a great one!

    Your card is so pretty! I love how you added the feathers and put stickles on the leaves!

  3. Happy Birthday!!! :) :) Don't forget to have a wonderful day and lots of yummy goodies!! I love your card!! Great touches with the feathers and the stickles!! Love it! :)

  4. Happy Birthday Abby! Hoping you are having a wonderful day filled with celebration!
    Your card is terrific- and the embellishments are awesome. I especially love the feathers!

  5. Hey birthday girl, I adore your turkey with real feathers, I hope all your birthday wishes come true

  6. Happiest birthday blessings Abby! Your creation is so wonderful, the placement and decoration of the leaves leaning into the brads, and Tom turkey...well, he's just wonderful!!

  7. This card totally rocks! From the feathers you added to the turkey to the glitter outlined leaves. Great job.

  8. Those feathers and that fiber ROCK! You go girl!


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