Sunday, November 6, 2016

So Much Thanks, PP320

Hi everyone! Wow, what a beautiful week we had in the Northeast US. The sun was shining nearly every day with temperatures way above normal. I love it. I was able to sneak in a few days off to enjoy it, and went on some fun little adventures. More on that to follow! 

Today at The Paper Players, our sweet Laurie is hostess. She has chosen "Thankful" as our theme. What a wonderful challenge. I try to have an attitude of gratitude (most days, at least!) and like to start my morning by counting my blessings. 

I'm not sure who this card will go to yet, but there are plenty of people in my life to be grateful for. I used my Charmed stamp set from Mama Elephant, and love the sweet and serene images. The little napping fox makes me smile :) I stamped the images in Memento Black ink and colored with Copic markers, then cut them out with the matching dies.

I have three other challenges to thank for my inspiration. I'm playing along with the sketch at Freshly Made Sketches, the colors at ColourQ, and the 30 Day Coloring Challenge at The Daily Marker.

Products Used:
Stamp Sets: Charmed (Mama Elephant)
Card Stock: Solar White (Neenah), Fog (Simon Says Stamp)
Patterned Paper: Sweater Weather (Lawn Fawn), Life in Color (Simple Stories)
Ink Pads: Tuxedo Black (Memento)
Markers: Copic
Tools: Big Shot, Charmed Dies, Femme Frames Dies (Mama Elephant), Stitched Rectangle Dies, Cross Stitched Rectangle Dies (Lawn Fawn)
Accessories: Enamel Dots (My Minds Eye)

I'm so glad you stopped by today! Please take a moment to leave a comment, then head over to The Paper Players to see what the rest of our team has created this week. We hope you'll play along, too!

Inky hugs,


laurie said...

Hi Sandy! We have had beautiful weather up here too this week, it doesn't even seem like fall around here.

That is such a cute fox, and he looks so content and thankful! You always make the sweetest cards.

Have a great day!

Nancy Farrell said...

Hi Sandy, I like the layers and the different cuts on them. Those are very nice dies. Being thankful is so important, even in our own minds. I love the colors in the wreath, the lil' pink cheeks and the enamel dots.
I'm glad you enjoyed a few days off.

Rosanne Mulhern said...

This is such a sweet thank you. I love the fox curled in the wreath...he looks very cozy. Your coloring is beautiful, as well.

Nance Leedy said...

Oh my, how sweet is this little guy??!! Love your take on the Q colors -- you've combined them effortlessly! A perfect take on the sketch too. Such an adorable card!

Nancy said...

Super cute image and layout! Love that little fox! Sounds like you had a great weekend!

Amy O said...

This is such a sweet image. And I love how you've framed him with the pretty wreath. Thanks for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches this week, Sandy!

Colleen Begley said...

Love this little sleeping fox! You really rocked the sketch and the color challenge too. So, so cute!

Claire Broadwater said...

Sandy, this is such a peaceful card! I love the little fox! You certainly did an amazing job combining the challenges! SO clever! I hope you have a wonderful week, My Friend! XX

Super Stamp Girl said...

This card is really sweet, Sandy! I know foxes are so popular right now. Maybe I'll have to jump on the bandwagon! xo Crystal

Jen Timko said...

Oh wow. This is such a sweet image and beautifully colored. Love the patterns and colors. So glad you joined us this week at FMS!

Hannelie said...

Love your sweet ox, so beautifully framed, and that banner!

Hannelie said...

oops, not ox , Fox !

Brent Scheffer said...

The colorful floral arrangement really highlights the little napping fox! Superb!

Joanne James said...

What an adorable sleeping fox and beautifully framed with the wreath of foliage. Gorgeous Sandy!

Linda Callahan said...

Sweet and cozy! Beautiful for fall!