Give Thanks

November 9, 2010

Hi all!  Sorry I haven't been around...been a little bit busy with some things.  All good things though...I promise.  I will catch you up after my card!

I got a card done this evening that I want to share with you.  I used 365 Cards: Sunday Sketch, OTWC #32 color challenge, and OCC "Attitude of Gratitude" challenges as inspiration to get it done! Here is my card:
"Give Thanks" supplies: 
Cardstock: Bazzill Basics
Paper: Making Memories 
Stamps: Papertrey Ink (Fillable Frames #7) & Lawn Fawn (Harvest Season)
Pigment Ink: Clearsnap (frost white, orange, moss green, chestnut) 
Ribbon: Renaissance by Design
Jewels: Doodlebug Designs
Border Punch: Fiskars
Steel Die: Papertrey Ink
Diecut Machine: Cuttlebug by Provo Craft

Instructions:  Make card base from kraft cardstock.  Layer patterned paper and border strips together, and diecut the frame from it.  Trace where the cut-out goes on the card base, and stamp the frame border and sentiment inside of it. Tie ribbon through each side of the cut-out.  Adhere the entire block to the front using foam adhesive.  Stamp the leaves to kraft cardstock and cut out.  Layer to the corner of the frame, and accent with jewels.

Here is the inspiration photo for the OTWC Color challenge!  

I also have the 6x6 GCD Studios "Christmas Sleigh" winners to announce.  Sorry for the wait...but without further they are! 

Congratulations, ladies!  Please email me your mailing address to jnllawson @ I will get them in the mail to you! 

Continuing on in my days of gratitude...I am grateful for my mommy. {Yes...I'm 30 and I still call her mommy sometimes. Deal with it! Tee hee!} 
She is just all around awesome.  She is so thoughtful and loving, and the best mom in the world.  She understands me, and my inner workings, and how I think.  And it always seems that she brings me a little gift exactly when it is needed...if I believed in that kind of stuff, I would almost think she was clairvoyant.  Tee hee! :)

Well, do you want to know what has been keeping me busy the past few days?  I updated my photography website, and I started a blog for my business as well!!  It has been a lot of work, but I think the site looks SO much better, and I am going to enjoy having a photography blog as well!!  Here are the links to them if you want to check them out.  Would love to know what you think! 

Well, that is all I have for you for now!  I hope to be back in the next day or so with another card to share!  Have a great evening! ♥♥♥ 

Until later,
~Lea L.


  1. Beautiful card, Lea! Love those colors!

  2. What a sweet post about your mom, Lea, that must have brought so much joy to your mom. One of my greatest hopes would be someday hearing my girls say the same sweet words about me.

  3. Oh I love this colorful Thanksgiving card Lea! It's beautiful! So wonderful that you have an awesome mom who loves you so much!

  4. The card is gorgeous, Lea. Love the colors and design. Love the post about your mom.
    Your photography website and blog looks great. Wish I could have a photo shoot by you. ;-)

  5. What a beautiful card! OH MY! The colors and the detail! LOOOOOVE it:) And what a sweet post about your mom!

    Thanks for the chance to win:) It made my day:)

  6. OOOH! Your card is so PRETTY! LOVE the ribbon and the paper and the bling and that border stamp is a great detail!

  7. Fabulous card! I think it's great! Thank you so much for stopping by my blog and leaving a comment! :)

  8. Another beautiful card!!!! Yay for your photography website!!! I am off to check it out! : )

  9. Love the papers that you have used. The bling just adds the extra oomph!

  10. L O V E It!! and i see a boarder punch i must hunt down :)

  11. Wowsers!!! Your card is an absolute stunner!!! Love everyting about it!

  12. fabbie the mix of colors!

  13. Such a beautiful card, and I love how you created a window for the sentiment!

  14. What a beautiful card !! I love it !


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