11.20.2011

Thankful Blog Hop...



Good Sunday morning all!  I hope you have been enjoying your weekend so far.  Today I am going to attempt to Christmas decorate the outside of our house.  The cold weather has calmed down just a bit (-17C, 1F) so I think I should be okay, though I may have to take a few warm coffee breaks :)

Today I am joining my first Clear Dollar Stamps Monthly Blog Hop.  You should have arrived from Lisa's wonderful blog.  If not, please start from the top at Lori's fab blog.  One lucky winner will receive a $25 gift certificate to spend at Clear Dollar Stamps on digital images!!!

November's Blog Hop theme is Thankful.  I am thankful for many things, most of all my husband.  He is my best friend and I couldn't imagine life without him.

  Winner will be randomly chosen from comments received on a DT member's blog. The winner will be announced on the CDS blog Wednesday, November 23rd as well as here on my blog.

I used pre-colored as well as the outline version (for paper piecing) of Spring Hydrangea:

Card Ingredients:  Clear Dollar Stamps Digi;  Recollections paper;  Bazzill and Recollections cardstock;  Circle Nesties;  Stampendous! stamp;  CraftSmart Black ink;  Doodlebug Designs button;  We R Memory Keepers Lollipop baker's twine; Recollections pearls.  Tools:  sewing machine.

Next is Cassie's blog!

I must give credit to Peachy Keen Stamps Sketch (though I am not entering my card into any challenges) for their very inspiring sketch.

Have a wonderful weekend and I will see you all again tomorrow.

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26 comments:

Sara I. said...

This is stunning Deanne! Love the bright pink and gingham; the stitching is awesome!xx

Barb said...

Deanne!!! this is GORGEOUS!!! I love cards that take my breath away - this one certainly did!!!

Jerusha said...

Oh SO beautiful Deanne! Love the colours you chose for this. It is just one breath taking card. SO pretty!!!

~amy~ said...

sweet card..love the colors and the stitching!

Basslady said...

a fantastic and very vivid card with great stitching!

hugs and kisses from germany,
silvi xoxo

Kathy D. said...

Your coloring is amazing. also like how you paper pieced a couple of the flowers. And way to go with that sewing!

Dotty Jo said...

Wow Deanne, this looks great! Your cards are always so fabulously colourful, Jo x

Donna said...

Love the embossing, paper piecing and stitching. Great card!

Liz said...

Love this card. Love the flower, use of the patterned paper.

Marsha said...

Cute idea combining the paper piecing with the pre-colored.

Kristen said...

That is just downright gorgeous! Love it!

V said...

Beautiful card!!! i love the the colors. I am so thankful for everything in my life.
Veronica
familyofscrappers2004@yahoo.com

Kim Kelley said...

Wonderful card! Love the colors!

Scrapalajen said...

Deanne I love the hydrangea, the dp and the stitching. Love how everything came together and I'm so grateful for my hubby too.

Christi said...

ooooooh this is neat! What a great way to use that image! Love it!

Kecia said...

Loving the gingham on this. It has a total WOW factor to it, mixed into that bouquet.

TFS!!

Shell said...

Beautiful colors and a wonderful layout!! Great job with the theme!!

Edwina said...

I love your card1 I love the pinks in the flower. it is so cheerful. All that zig zag stitching, Wow!It really looks nice. how did you keep it in a straight line? Thanks for sharing. Edwina Brown edwinabrown@comcast.net

Heather said...

Very pretty! Love the pops of gingham flowers in the larger flower. Really fun.

craftymom205 said...

Lovely card.

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Lorianna said...

Oh WOW!!!
This is so beautiful!!
I am so "THANKFUL" for you sharing your FAB talent with all of us!!!
HUGS
Lorianna

Lynne said...

Such a colorful, gorgeous card!

Tanja said...

Lovely country feel to this card.

Carol E said...

Very beautiful card, thank you so much for sharing it.

Poots said...

Very pretty, bright colored card!! Thanks for sharing!!

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Carmen said...

I love your card - the colors and I've always been partial to sewn cards.