Monday, October 18, 2010

Thankful Thoughts

Hi , what weekend we had here in my house... Fall seems to be in full swing. Birthday parties, pumpkin carving, and taking a day trip to the Arboretum to take in all the gorgeous fall colors. This trip has been a tradition since the kids were really small. I always try to put them in the same colors that day, so I can take the christmas picture for that year. So when I let them know what is up for the weekend, I usually get A LOT of grumps and groans, but then we get there, and the air seems to change and it is all Good! Nothing like asking your kids to all look at the camera at the same time, and SMILE! *wink* I know we have ALL been through this is some fashion, but it always amazes me that they can act like that, when they allready know what to expect going into it.. Here is a pic of them at their best. Of course this is not this years xmas card picture, that one has to be approved by the kids. (HA!) Ok, so enough about my weekend, and back to the reason for this post. I played along in Jen Del Muro's SFYTT this morning, and was inspired by all the colors I saw and things I did over the weekend. I used a variety of SU designer papers for this card. I have a lot of scraps, and am challenging myself to use as many of those that I can before I go buying more, or cutting into a sheet just for a small piece. I used Newsprint, some retired Sweet Pea ( some of my faves of all time by SU) and greenhouse gala. I love the fact that I can pull out papers from past and present and they all go together. So I don't feel bad about using up the scraps.

Thanks for hanging in there all the way to the bottom of the post for the details, and thanks for taking a peek today! Details are below -

 Stamps - Grateful Greetings, Paper - So Saffron, tangerine tango, pear pizzaz, early espresso, newsprint dsp, sweet pea dsp (retired), Greenhouse gala dsp, very Vanilla, Ink - old olive, tangerine tango, early espresso, river rock (to distress)
Accessories - Lg SU oval punch, scallop edge punch, sewing machine, hole punches, pear pizzaz poly twill ribbon, photo corner punch, dimensional dots


Jean Fitch from jlfstudio said...

Lovely card (cute munchkins too :D). I love the whole collage effect of the card.

Soozie4Him said...

I love your card, but I love the picture of your kids more! You did a great job of getting them to all smile at once! What sweet kids - you're blessed, girl!! Back in the 80's and 90's when we were trying to get that Christmas card picture of our three girls, we would shoot two rolls of film to get ONE decent picture, and now that all these years have passed, some of the BAD pics are HILARIOUS!!