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Thursday, 20 November 2014

Life is Good

It's wonderful when I can go to my shelves full of stamps and have trouble deciding which "thankful" stamp I'm going to use.  Why is that wonderful?  Because there are so many included in so many sets.  My only problem is in picking the one that I will use.

Because the theme of the challenge at the Paper Players this week is "a clean and simple thank you", I finally decided that one sentiment was not enough.  For this card I chose three from three different stamp sets.  The top sentiment is from the Project Life Remember This stamp set, the next one is from the Project Life Holiday Cheer stamp set and the final one is from the Truly Grateful stamp set.  They work together beautifully.

I stamped the leaves and script from the retired French Foliage stamp set on a piece of Glossy White paper (retired) on which I had first used the Marbled Alcohol Marker technique.  Then I added the sentiments which I had cut out using the Work Bubbles framelits.  The tiny heart is cut from Tangelo Twist using the heart from the Itty Bitty Accents punch pack.


For more cards using this theme, check out The Paper Players.

For more cards with a Thanks/Thanksgiving theme, check out the Simon Says Wednesday Challenge Blog.

     Cardstock used:  Hello Honey, Early Espresso, Tangello Twist, Glossy White (retired),
           Whisper White
     Ink used:  Early Espresso, Tangello Twist, Old Olive, Crumb Cake
     Stamps used:  Truly Grateful, Project Life Remember This, Project Life Holiday Cheer,
           French Foliage (retired)
     Tools used:  Stampin' Trimmer, Word Bubbles framelits, Itty Bitty Accents punch pack,
          Paper Snips, Blendabilities, Stampin' Spritzer, Isopropyl Alcohol, Snail Adhesive,
          Dimensionals

14 comments:

  1. A gorgeous card Heidi, a fabulously created background and great sentiment Bubbles!!

    Thanks so much for joining Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
    hugs
    Heather xx

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    1. Thanks so much, Heather. I just found the challenge and it looks like fun.

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  2. This is SO fun! I need to use my word bubbles more often, and I love it when you can mix up the sets and get lots of use from them! Wonderful! Thanks so much for sharing this with us this week at the Paper Players!!

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    1. Thank you very much, LeAnne. I don't use my Word Bubbles very often but when I do I find myself wondering why I neglect them. They can work beautifully separately or in a grouping.

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  3. Those speech bubbles are super fun! Great card. Thanks for joining us at The Paper Players!

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    1. Thanks so much, Yapha. I don't use those speech bubbles often enough.

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  4. Oh my, this is GORGEOUS, Heidi! I love your use of speech bubble and colors! The composition and design just FLOW so beautifully! So glad that you join the fun over Simon Says Stamp Wednesday “Thanks/Thanksgiving” Challenge!

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    1. Thank you so much for your lovely comments, Virginia. I'm glad I found your challenge.

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  5. I made a thankyou card using word bubbles like this a while ago - its a great way to mix and match sets. I love your background stamping behind the word bubbles too. Thanks for joining us over at The Paper Players this week!

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    1. Thanks so much, Joanne. I love that set I used in the background and mourn its retirement. Thank goodness I can still use it for my own pleasure. Those word bubbles can be such fun!

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  6. I love the way your sentiments pop off the page. Backing the speech bubbles was such a great idea. Your card made me smile. So glad you joined the Paper Players this week
    Jaydee

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    1. Thank you so much, Jaydee. The speech bubbles just didn't look complete on the card until I backed them. You know how it is. :)

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  7. I never did get French Foliage and yet I love it so.... I thought about it too long then it was gone.

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    1. Actually I got French Foliage because I loved the complete set, not just the leaves. But I got it in clear and kicked myself because I like the convenience of not having to use blocks with the wood mounts. (Not that I can afford to get everything in wood mount, but when I discover I love to use a stamp set it's nice if it's wood mount.) Anyway, about half a year ago my daughter and I were at a garage sale and found the wood mount set in perfect condition. I bought it and gave the clear ones to her. Win/win.

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