Wednesday, November 16, 2016

giving thanks blog hop


There's a humongo-jumbo blog hop happening today with an absolutely wonderful theme - GIVING THANKS. Something I try to remember to do every day, but what better time of year to have a special event than as Thanksgiving approaches in the US!

Shery R. at STAMPlorations organized this with members of the DT as well as lovely guest designers from challenges you are probably thankful for! I won't keep you long so that you can hop along and check out all the beautiful creations. You've probably arrived from the STAMPlorations blog - if not you can start the hop here.

Here's my contribution.


An image with a coordinating die... had to put my big girl panties on and get out the Copics. I tried to channel my Debra J. but it ain't working! Anyhoo.

After I'd colored the basket from Many Blessings and die cut it with Blessings Word, I die cut multiple "Blessings" from textured white CS and adhered them randomly to my white cardbase which I'd lined with a strip of washi. These products are part of the Many Blessings Bundle available here. If you want to see the stencil from the bundle in action, check out this card.

Then I heat embossed the word "many" onto a black snippet and adhered it and the basket with foam adhesive.


I like the deep harvest colors combined with all that white. What do you think?

Don't want to keep you, but two things you'll want to know. There are tons of prizes for commenting and/or hooking up a "Giving Thanks" card. You have until Nov 30. And... Shery's offering 35% off store items from today until the end of the month with the code BIGTHANKS. Check it out here.

Now hope on. The lovely Anita in France is your next stop. She's got an autumn beauty for you...


61 comments:

Samantha A. said...

I love how you used the "Blessing" die to create a background! So Cool!

cm said...

I think your copic colouring of the autumn harvest basket is fabulous (I have maybe 12 and they are soooo neglected; of course, none matches with another, so that doesn't help!)! The blessings background: fantastic! Giving thanks to you for sharing your creativity with us!
Hugs~c

Monika Reeck said...

Maria woooww
I adore your blessings BG too
so clever to used the sentiment DIE
and I love your coloring the basket too feel warm look at your basket of fruits
thanks for being Coordinator and see you maybe on my Thanks card
hugs
Monika

Tink said...

Beautiful Card!! I need to go buy some stamps!!

Marsha said...

LOVE how you made your background. What a great idea.

Glennis said...

Cool background idea

~amy~ said...

Maria, I love this. The background is awesome and love how the coloring POPS.

Melissa L. said...

This is beautiful, Maria! I love the die cut blessings....ooooo, now I want that die too! Big girl panties?! :) So funny. Lovely coloring.

Amy Degerstrom said...

Super cute!

Amy Degerstrom said...

Super cute!

Desperatehousewife Craft said...

Great card! The Blessings die cuts look like they were embossed on the card.

Mary Holshouser said...

Fantastic card.
Love all of the die cut with
the single Many.
The coloring on the basket of
apples is great.
thanks for much for sharing.

Barb Ghig said...

Beautiful Copic coloring, and I love how you played with the sentiment! A lovely autumn card, Maria!

Dee Earnshaw said...

Gorgeous card - LOVE how you made the background - super cool and inspirational:)

Jennifer Earley said...

Pretty card! I think your coloring is just fantastic! Love the several blessings in the background.

Rebecca Yahrling said...

I love how you did the background word many times in white on a white card. It's beautiful!

Karren said...

This is beautiful, Maria, and so wonderfully textured. Thanks for all your help co-ordinating this event. It's been fun joining in with all these talented designers.

Janis said...

Very cute!

Cornelia (fun stamping) said...

Awesome coloring and I love that white on white background!

Kim Heggins said...

Just beautiful Maria...love your white letters behind your sweet basket of goodies.

Darnell J Knauss said...

The warm colors do look extra vibrant against all that white, Maria, and I love that all that white is made up of row after row of blessings!! A wonderful card for the Hop!! Hugs, Darnell

Preety said...

This is a wonderful card ! I really love the background, initially I thought it was embossed, would never have thought that it was die cut words ! what a great idea! thanks for sharing :)
cheers
preety

vinita jain said...

The colors totally popped up on this amazing BG, such an excellent creation!

Mitzi Manthey said...

I like your white on white card background. It really allows the colors to stand out.

Suchi said...

Wow!! I loved that background! Great coloring. Thanks so much for organizing such a grand event Maria!
Hugs xx

Tanvi Shah said...

Loved the background! Such an elegant card!

nancy littrell said...

Beautifully colored basket of apples Maria. Love your "Many" die cut Blessings for your background. TFS Hugs, nancy

Craftychris said...

Love the background with the die cuts and fab colouring of the lovely image. xxx

Arianna Barbara said...

Wow! Such amazing card!!! It's absolutely stunning!!!

shirley-bee said...

The big girl panties worked - fab colouring! Love how you did the background, and the funky border.

Craftyfield said...

Love the white on white "Blessing" background, great CAS card.

Jane said...

Fab background of die cut words, such a clever idea.c

Indy's Designs said...

LOVE the background...so creative and a perfect for this hop!

Tenia Nelson said...

LOVE!!!!!

Deepti Aggarwal said...

Beautiful card...love the white on white word die cut and then pop of color..Love it.

barbara macaskill said...

Simply beautiful! I also love the great Fall colors!! They are some of my favorites to work with! TFS!

Anita in France said...

Ooooh, all those glorious white blessings, Maria ... so delicious ... the harvest basket in all those gorgeous warm colours is yummy against it! Those big girl panties worked a treat ... I had mine on for one of my cards too! Hugs, Anita :)

Shery @ STAMPlorations said...

You ought to put your big girl panties on more often, Maria - you did awesomely coloring that harvest basket! And...I love the background! Initially thought you did some embossing -- neat trick!

Monika Skinner said...

Beautiful colouring, Maria!!! Love the faux embossed background, it's brilliant! Have a fab day! 😀 XXX

Vicki Dutcher said...

You did awesome with your coloring! Love that pumpkin in there too

Sue LD said...

Very pretty. I like your coloring and the Blessings background.

Linda Rubarski said...

Love your card and the coloring.

Ashwini Rao said...

Lovely, heart-warming card, Maria! Really love it!

Wheelie Crafty said...

Absolutely stunning card, I love the way you have Die cut the word Blessings several and used them us your back ground..

hugs
Rhonda

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Chrissie said...

Just love that background and your colouring is awesome!
Chrissie xx

D.Ann C said...

That white-on-white die cut makes it look like an embossed background... cool!

*Vicki* said...

Oh my this is absolutely GORGEOUS!! Really love the die cut background!! Such a brilliant card!! Thanks for sharing! :)

Nancy Carroll said...

Awesome work, LOVE the background! TFS!

Ann said...

Love the orange against the white, lovely pop of color.

Denise Bryant said...

Beautiful card! I love the 'blessings' background in white on white. Adds a nice texture and design! Pretty basket with the pumpkin and fruit, beautifully colored!

Linda said...

WOW!! Fabulous colouring and I love how you've done the background xx

Kelly Griglione said...

Hey Maria! Really love your background here! It's design and sentiment. And there are "many" of them, just like your sentiment says! Also, way to make your saturated pumpkin apples totally pop against the white background. Hope you've been doing well : ) Hugs, Kelly

TracyM #6773 said...

BEAUTIFUL card!!!
LOVE your BOUNTIFUL basket filled with VIBRANT apples and pumpkin, LOVE your white-on-white blessings background too!!!
THANK YOU for sharing and inspiring :)

Helen Gullett said...

I do really love your card! Maria, your background is beautiful and your coloring is amazing. Thanks you for the inspiration!

Marybeth said...

Maria this basket full of fall goodies is darling! Love the vibrant colors! Loving the white blessing Poppystamps in background ! Hugs!

Sherrie K. said...

Your background is amazing and your coloring is beautiful!
Sherrie K

Mac Mable said...

Love the texture on the background with those gorgeous die cuts. Fabulous card x

Karthikha said...

That's a very pretty background with the diecuts :) Beautiful card!!

Gail said...

So love the background and the layering - lovely eye card! Meaning - I love looking at it!

Tina Z. said...

so beautiful!

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