September 1, 2009

Grateful Greetings

Here's my take on the 3rd Get Sketchy challenge.  It turned out better than I was anticipating and it was the first time I've taken a sewing machine to any project.  I'm able to borrow my cousins sewing machine for the next 10 months while she's away at university.  Thanks Melissa!!!  

I just bought a bunch of SU Kraft CS and I'm becoming addicted to it.  Kraft is a nice warm colour when you don't want to use bright bases like white and vanilla. Its country appeal brings forth images of warm fireplaces, hot chocolate, pumpkin pie and the cabin at the lake surrounded by family and friends.  With those images in mind, I thought of Thanksgiving and realized that it's not that far away for us up here in Canada and also that we don't give as much attention to Thanksgiving as we probably should. 

The inside of the card says "The truest measure of our thanksgiving is how we use the blessings for which we give thanks."  It's from the Grateful Greetings stamp set in the new Stampin' Up! Holiday Mini.

For this challenge I used some older supplies and colours I don't think I've used before.  The Lucky Star Die-Cut Accents from 4 SU catalogues back.  This is the first time I've used them!!  And then there is the Baja Breeze from last years In-colours.  Amazingly I didn't use much of that colour either even though it is a beautiful blue.  Of course I used a little bit of the Chocolate Chip Satin ribbon....I bet I'll cry when I run out of it :(  
I hope you enjoyed your visit and have a fabulous week. 
Paper: SU Kraft, More Mustard, Baja Breeze, Chocolate Chip, Olive Green
Ink:  SU Chocolate Chip
Accessories/Tools:  Circle Scissor, Chocolate chip satin ribbon, paper piercer, corner rounder punch, sewing machine, Lucky Star die-cut accents
Stamp Set:  Grateful Greetings


  1. Beautiful card, Laural-Lee. Love all the elements!


  2. Love it, I might try and take a sewing machine to one of my projects! You've inspired me.

  3. This is gorgeous, I love the colours and your take on the sketch is awesome.

  4. Very elegant, and regal.
    Thanks for playing with us at GETSKETCHY!

  5. Gorgeous take on the sketch, thanks for playing!

  6. Gorgeous! love the circles! I knew you would love goes with everything!!! Looks great on coffee cards ;)

  7. So beautiful! Great job!
    Thank you for playing with us at GS!

  8. gorgeous work..I'm a huge fan of Baja Breeze, I hoard it :) Thanks for joining uf over at Get Sketchy!

  9. Wow! This card is gorgeous! Just stunning!