Sunday, November 11, 2012

Turkeys, Pies and Cocoa - A Plethera of Cards

I LOVE Fall!!! Especially when it is like this year has been. I have enjoyed the awesome weather and the change it colors has been extraordinary this year. I love the cool air and being able to open up the doors and windows!! My favorite time of year!

I hope you all have had a wonderful weekend!! Kevin is still nursing a bad ankle.. its still swollen and painful. I'm hoping he can get back into the doctor today. We need to get him all fixed up. It is only about  three weeks until he heads down to Sydney to the Consulate!! Wow!! Putting that in writing just .. wow!! We are almost there!! I'm so excited!!!

What else... I took a couple of days off work last week. I worked on these cards.. and did some volunteer work for church. I took a HUGE load of clothes to a consignment store for them. The consignment store uses the money it makes to fund the home for girls that have been found in the sex trafficking industry. I had no idea that Atlanta had such a huge sex trafficking problem. And these are just girls.. young teenage girls that are getting taken and forced into this. It is so sad. Good stories come out of WellSpring though. Stories of girls reunited with families and off the street and making something of themselves.

We adopted a family for Christmas at church today. My mother and my sister are going to help. It is one little boy. He is 12 years old and we will hopefully be able to give him a nice Christmas. I also adopted three larger families for work. Each additional family has three kids each. We are a large group, so we should be able to give these kids a nice Christmas. I'm very excited.. and I'm excited that my Director's agreed to do this. 

Let's see... I've been working on some cards for my DT's, but there were a few that didn't work out or I did a different card. So, here are those three LOL

This is my Grateful card.. I was going to use it for the upcoming MelJen's Challenge.. Orange and Brown. It didn't work out though.. I added a lot more different colors LOL So I did a different card for that. I used MelJen's Pumpkin Pie Slice. I also used Walnut Stain Distress Ink, Adirondack Color Wash - Butterscotch, Tattered Angel Glimmer Mists - Tattered Leather, Cranberry Zing, Gold, Bronze, Stickles Orange Peel and Yellow and Frosted Lace .. I need a new Orange Peel.. I don't know what the heck is wrong with that one... but it is frustrating and won't come out right LOL, Bo Bunny brads and gems and Scribbles 3D Paint - Christmas Green and Black, Spellbinders Rectangles. The papers are all Bo Bunny Apple Cider and Bazzill Cardstock.
E41, E11, E13, E21
YR01, YR14, YR18
E21, E27, E29
R39, R59, R89
B21, B24, B28, B29
Y32, Y35, Y38



For my second card I used Meljen's Cinnamon Harvest Mug. The papers are Reminisce and Imaginisce and Bazzill Cardstock. I used one of my EK edge punches, cheesecloth and the "Feels Like Fall" is a die cut sticker from Reminisce. I used a very small amount of orange peel stickles and two green pearls from Bo Bunny.
Cinnamon Sticks - E13. E15, E17
Cocoa - E71, E74
Cup - E30, E31, E35
Leaves - E25, E17, E43, E44, YR15, YR16, YR18
Acorn - E77, E79, E35, E39



I LOVE these little turkeys!!! They are from Just Ink Lined. I colored them with my Prismacolor Pencils. I popped pieces of them. I used three brads from Bo Bunny and two gems from Bo Bunny. I stitched around the green cardstock. Lots of layers.. I love that! And the papers are all Bo Bunny papers and Bazzill Cardstock. Happy Thanksgiving.. I can't remember which stamp I used for that. The ink was Walnut Stain Distress Ink. "Eat More Ham" was handwritten with a ZIG Memory pen and under that is Pen Touch White Opaque.



Sassy Raggedy said...

My goodness all three of these cards are wonderful. Great job, Susan...
Thanks for sharing with us this week at Eureka Stamps. We would love to see you again next week as well. joann sassy raggedy

snappy scrappy said...

Your work is all three creations. Thanks for playing along with us at DCD!! Lee-Ann :)

Teresa Kline said...

wow, what awesome cards, great depth and details. what a great time of year, I luv the holidays...hop you have a fabulous week!

enjoy *~*

Crafting Vicky said...

ohhhh wow what eye candy all three are! But I really have to admit to liking the last one best :D tooo funny!

Karon said...

Three fabulous cards Susan - I love the last one that sentiment is so fab, hee hee ! TFS and hope you have a great week.

Sunshine HoneyBee said...

Wonderful cards. Like the coloring & swirls on the yummy Food card. Thanks for entering Pause Dream Enjoy Food & Beverage challenge. Also like the other 2 cards especially the whimsy Turkey card.
"Sunshine HoneyBee"
PDE DT Group B

Lynnel Lynch said...

WOW, love your "Feels Like Fall" card.
Simply fabulous.
I'm inspired. They are all great art work.
Lynnel Lynch

"Made With Love"

Karen Letchworth said...

Hi Susan! These cards are AWESOME, and really put a smile on my face. Such cute images, and my mouth is watering for some pumpkin piee (won't be too long now). I'm blessed beyond words that you've found our challenge at Word Art Wednesday and chosen to play along with us. I look forward to having you share more of your gorgeous art with us in the weeks ahead - what a treat!! I love seeing your sweet creations, and am so grateful that you share them with us. Thanks for all you're doing to help make a difference in the lives of others, and may God bless you for it. I really look forward to seeing more of your sweet work. Have a blessed week, and I will cross my fingers that i get to see more of your wonderful work shared with us in the weeks ahead. God's blessings on you!
Karen L
Word Art Wednesday

shulsart said...

I love your turkeys but you must use a Cheery Lynn Designs die on your card to enter our challenge. Perhaps you will visit us again.

Unknown said...

Susan, it was delightful to find one after another of those very unique cards you have created as I scrolled down. They made me smil,e and then smile some more. Thank you for sharing with us.
Psalm 91 Blessings,
Carole Robb Bisson
Word Art Wednesday

Cynthia said...

Adorable Fall projects, Susan! Thanks for joining the Sweet 'n Sassy Digi Challenge this week.

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Very pretty, love all the fall leaves. said...

Love your Fall card with the sketch by Seems a Little Sketchy! Thanks for playing along with us!
Carolyn, DT

MANSI said...

Very cute Card!!!Thanks for sharing with us at Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenges.

Unknown said...

All of these cards are adorable!! Thanks for playing along with us at Eureka Stamps this week.

Creative Diva said...

Amazing cards! Very beautiful! Thanks for joining us at DCD.


Eret said...

All your cards are fantastic. Specially the last one. It's so funny and I love the 3D effect on it. Thank you so much for sharing your card with us at Digi Makeover Challenge - hope to see you back again this week.
Hugs, Eret

Unknown said...

Hi Susan, what a wonderful array of cards! They are all fabulous.

Thanks for joining in with us this week at Sweet Stampin.


mixamatoasties said...

Fab cards. Those poor turkeys....

Thanks for joining in at OSCC this week.

Susan x

Archana Joshi said...

Stunning Cards, Susan.
Your colouring is awesome.

Sandy Trefger said...

Love all your cards! Thanks for joining us at Seems a Little Sketchy!
We have a new challenge that started today.
visit my blog @ sandy's crafty creations

Anonymous said...

These are all great cards! Thank you for joining us at The Stamping Boutique for our Fall Challenge. We hope you will be joining us in future challenges as well. Good Luck~Patti TSB DT

Gerda said...

All cards are beautiful!!! Thanks for joining us at DCD this week!

Sharon said...

You have made some gorgeous cards and love the fall colours. Thank you for sharing them with us at Dream Valley.
Hugs Sharon. x

Basslady said...

what a fabulous selection of cards!

thanks so much for playing along with us at Ruby’s Rainbow Challenges!

hugs and kisses from germany,
silvi xoxo

Patricia Hays said...

Three great cards! I really like all the dimension you gave the turkeys. Thanks for joining in this week's Sweet 'n Sassy Digi Challenge.

mags said...

A wonderful selection of cards. Thanks for sharing with us at Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenges and Dream Valley. Good luck.

shaz earl said...

Fabulous creation!

Thank you for joining in the fun at Ruby's Rainbow for our * Birds * challenge

Hope you will join us again soon
Hugs Shaz x

Debbie said...

Now these are stinkin cute!~ Beautiful job on all of them! Thanks for joining us at The Stamping Boutique this week and good luck in the challenge!


CraftyGirl said...

Lovely colors and image. Thank you for playing along this week at The Stamping Boutique. Good luck in the challenge and I hope to see you in the next challenge.


CraftyGirl TSB DT

Karen said...

what amazing coloring I wish my coloring was 1/2 that good. The pumpkin pie looks so yummy... Thank you so very much for joining the LSP Thanksgiving Challenge this week Karen

Mommy's Crafty Creations said...

Beautiful cards!! Thank you for joining our DCD sketch challenge.

Veronica DCD

Anonymous said...

Fabulous collection of Fall creations! :) Thanks for sharing your creation with us over at Fussy and Fancy Fridays ! Hope you will join us again!! Smiles and Hugs - *Vicki* ~ DT member

Chris said...

you've been a busy little beaver. Love your cards, your coloring is fun, the papers match perfectly and you add just the right amount of sparkle. Great cards. thanks for playing with us at Pile It On.

Michelle B. said...

Too cute! Love your choice of colors, so rich and beautiful (especially the purple!) So glad you joined us for our Anything Goes Challenge at Cards for Men!

Jo Ann said...

Wow, these are all so lovely. You've been busy! I must say my fave one is the ones with the turkey...Those image looks so funny! Thanks for blessing us with your artwork at Word Art Wednesday. God bless, always!


Kasey ~ in Oz said...

Hi Susan, fab group of cards to celebrate your thanksgiving holiday. Thanks for sharing them with our Ys and YRs challenge this month.

Kasey ~ in Oz
Mad for Markers DT

Sarah said...

Love the turkeys! They are sooo cute! Love it! Thanks for creating with us at QKR Stampede.

Kim said...

Wow they are all great! Thanks for joining us at Pixie Dust Studio.

~ Barb said...

Your Thanksgiving card made me laugh out loud, awesome! Love the colors on your MelJen's image cards too. Thank-you for sharing with us at The Poodles Parlour!
{Hugs} Barb, DT

Lorianna said...

I love it -
Thanks so much for sharing
with us at the Pile it On Challenge.

Sassy Raggedy said...

Wonderful cards Susan. Thanks so much for sharing with us at QKR Stampede. Hope you can join us again next week as well. joann sassy raggedy

Olivia said...

What a great array of cards. Thanks for joining us at Sentimental Sundays.

LORi said...

Lovely cards Susan!! So happy you shared with By LORi Designs!!
Hugs - LORi

Stephanie said...

What fantastic cards. I really like all the details you include. I have to say my favorite is the turkey card. I love the popped up portions on those adorable gobblers. Thanks so much for playing along with us in this week's Sweet 'n Sassy Digi Challenge.

Scrappy said...

What a fun bunch of cards! Thanks so much for sharing them with all of us at Catch the bug with Bugaboo Stamps! We hope you will be back to play along with us again soon! :)

Scrappy - Bugaboo Stamps DT

xxxtglxxx said...

Fabulous collection of cards! :)

Thanks so much for joining us at Sweet Stampin this week,



Jenn Zeeb said...

Thanks so much for playing along with us this week for the Catch The Bug "Things With Tails Challenge” with Bugaboo Stamps! Just loved your card, and hope to see more of your work in future challenges!

Bugaboo Stamps DT
Jenn Zeeb

Lizzie Laine said...

WOW, so many beautiful cards!
Thanks for joining us at Pause Dream Enjoy Challenges:)

Karon said...

Hi Susan - just wanted to pop back in today, just to say thank you so much for the supportive comment on my blog yesterday - thanks so much. Also to let you know that Andy's godson went to the US consulate on Thursday morning for his interview and he now has his VISA:-) He found out straight away and is one happy man:-) Hugs and have a great Sunday.

Amy said...

Fantastic Cards!!! Thanks for playing along with Bugaboo at Catch the Bug!!

Ang C said...

Love the turkey card

Thankyou for joining us at Rubys Rainbow

Hope to see you again soon

Ang x

Tracey said...

Gorgeous cards :)
Thank you so much for joining Di's Digi Challenge & Good Luck!

Lisa Jane said...

wow what fabulous cards - gorgeous colours
Thanks for joining us at Cards for men this fortight
Lisa x

Shelly said...

Gorgeous autumn colours on your cards! Thanks for joining us at Di's Digi Designs Challenge, Shelly x

Marilyn said...

Beautiful card!! Thanks for playing at BITW!!!