Sunday, September 4, 2016

Autumn Colored Thankfulness

September came to our area with an early taste of fall. The high temperatures have been in the 70's and lower 80's. They've been so much more refreshing than the humid 90's! They put me in a mood to make fall cards!

I wanted to make one with another sentiment from the Close To My Heart Stamp of the Month in my last post.  The stamp set displayed each of these separately but I paired them together because I saw a connection between "thankful" and the idea, "The secret to having it all is knowing you already do."  This is truly something to think about! Taking time to consider that I have so much to be thankful for can make a difficult day seem blessed, and in my head I start hearing the old hymn playing, "Count Your Blessings."

When upon life's billows you are tempest tossed,
When you are discouraged thinking all is lost.
Count your many blessings, name them one by one,
And it will surprise you what the Lord has done.
Are you ever burdened with a load of care?
Does the cross seem heavy you are called to bear?
Count your many blessings every doubt will fly,
And you will be singing as the days go by.

Thank you for visiting! May your days be blessed with thankfulness and awareness of the many ways God has blessed you!

I'm sharing this card with the following challenges:
613 Avenue Create #189 - optional - colors of fall or anything goes
Crafty Catz #336 - anything goes with optional autumn colors
Die Cut Divas - Fall (die cut oak leaf wreath and wood embossing)
Just for Fun Challenge - Fall photo inspiration (stamped leaves and sentiment)
Really Reasonable Ribbon #148 - autumn colors with ribbon
Simply Create Too #117 - Fall colors
Word Art Wednesday #246-247 - anything family friendly

5" x 6.5" Card Recipe:
Papers - Kraft Cardstock base, Jeepers Creepers (tangerine stripe), Swan Lake (poppy nature pattern), Enchantment Paper Fundamentals (New England Ivy), Black, White Daisy, Tangerine (wreath) cardstocks
Stamp - Blessed Beyond Measure
Inks - Tangerine, Black; Chocolate and Poppy for sponging
Markers to color acorns on wreath
Embellishments - gold sequins, black and gold ribbon (Uptown Ribbon Pack)
Tools - sponges for inking,  Wood Slats embossing folder, corner rounder, Cricut Flower Market


Michelle N. said...

Love your lovely colors for fall! Great designs and sentiment-thanks for joining us at Die Cut Diva's Fall Challenge.

Rainey's Craft Room said...

Thanks for sharing this beautiful card in our challenge at 613 Avenue Create this month.
Lorraine DT

stamping sue said...

Lovely Fall card. thanks for joining JFF challenge this month.
stamping sue, JFFDT

Karen Letchworth said...

This is absolutely LOVELY, Vickie. Those sequins are the perfect finishing touch. Thanks so much for sharing your talents with us in our Autumn Colors Challenge at Really Reasonable Ribbon. I hope that you will join us again soon. And don't forget....Really Reasonable Ribbon has ALL the best ribbons, trims, flowers and more at the best prices.
Karen Letchworth
Really Reasonable Ribbon

Arlene said...

Lovely card and design. So glad you joined us at Die Cut Divas.

Janelle said...

This is such a gorgeous card! I love the embossed background, the multiple designer papers and the sweet autumn garland. Thanks for joining us at Simply Create Too Challenge. Janelle (DT) :)

Chana Harris said...

I really like the layout of this design and the soft, subtle use of fall colors! Thanks for Rocking with us this week at 613 Avenue Create!
Chana Malkah Harris, Owner

Ginny @ Polly's Paper Studio said...

This is a lovely card and a great addition to our challenge. Thanks for playing along with us at Really Reasonable Ribbon. Hugs from Ginny at Polly's Paper Studio.