Being Thankful

Happy Turkey Day.

My Pastor gave the most amazing sermon last night – one of the best I have ever heard.  When leaving, I thought of the perfect way to spend my Thanksgiving morning.

I took a couple hours to create thank you cards for people who would least expect it.  One for Colin's doctor.  The nurses.  The mailman.  The UPS man.  The lady who works at Brueggers.  The grumpy lady who works at Walgreens.  The nurse who gives me allergy shots.  I came up with 17 names… so I made 17 cards.

With my family close by (Kay doing some amazing drawings, Audrey making cards, Colin gluing everything in the room together and Ken looking at football stats), I created these cards using a Hero Arts greeting set, a Papertrey Ink leaf set and some embellishments. 

And I loved it.

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On soft yellow and cream notecards, I stamped the leaves with green ink.  I then added quick shading with colored pencils and blended with Gamsol.  To add a tiny bit of shine, I scribbled a little glitter pen on the leaves.  My favorite Hero Arts set provided all the greetings and I picked out favorite pearls, flower embellishments and etc. for some added fun.  (Forgive the bad photos – I am too tired to redo.  And there are a lot of them.)

For these first ones, I used gorgeous handmade flowers from Pixiepetals.  I LOVE them and am off to buy more.  You must check them out.

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These next flowers were originally white.  I then pressed Distress Ink on them to color and then spray a lot with pearlized water.  (Perfect Pearls in water.)  They end up so fab in real life.  I make a bunch of them at once. 

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These use fancy pearl doodads from Prima…

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This large pink velvet flower is from Maya Road.  Yum…

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These are the super simple ones.  Just stamped a tiny flower from the greeting set with red ink.

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And, of course, each has a stamped envelope to match.

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Supplies: Hero Arts greetings, Papertrey Ink leaves, Adirondack Lettuce pigment ink (for leaves), colored pencils, gamsol, glitter pen, Pixie Petals handmade flowers, Maya Road velvet flower, Hero Arts pearls and gems, Prima flowers and pearl arrangements, Distress Inks, Perfect Pearls, Mini Mister, Black Memories Ink

I am off to snuggle with the girls in our Snuggies.  Night.