Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Thankful for You

Happy Wednesday, everyone!  I hope that your week has been a good one so far!  Looks like we are half way to the weekend, which is always a good thing!  It is inspiration week for the Taylored Expressions October Key Ingredients kit, and my post went up this morning on the Key Ingredients Blog.  If you haven't heard of Key Ingredients, it is a kit geared towards card makers, and comes with beautiful 6x6 patterned papers, matching 8.5x11 cardstock sheets, ribbons, and a package of some type of matching embellishments like brads, buttons, chipboard, etc...  You can check out the FAQ Page to answer any questions you might have, and you can Subscribe Here if you think it is a kit that you would like to get every month!!

The October kit features papers from the Crate Paper "Farmhouse" collection, which are full of rich color and beautiful patterns.  They work wonderfully for Fall or Thanksgiving themed projects, but would also work for so many other occasions.  I love it when patterned paper can serve many gives it even more value.  And in this economy...value and "bang for your buck" is a good thing!  Here is the card that I created...and the challenges that I've created it for are listed below.
  "Thankful For You" supplies: 
Cardstock/Paper/Ribbon/Flower/Brad: Taylored Expressions October Key Ingredients kit
Stamps: Taylored Expressions (Celebrate Life set)
Border Die: Taylored Expressions (Medium Scallop)
Buttons: Taylored Expressions September Key Ingredients kit
Jewels: Taylored Expressions August Key Ingredients kit
Ink: Clearsnap (Pigment: leather) 
Distress Ink/Blending Tool: Tim Holtz (antique linen) 
Twine: May Arts
Felt: Papertrey Ink
Pin: Maya Road

Instructions:  Please see my Key Ingredients blog post

I really love how this card turned out...especially because I broke out of my norm of Fall themed cards using mainly oranges, yellows and browns only.  Well, that is all I have for you right now! I hope that you have a wonderful rest of your day!! ♥♥♥ 

Until later,
~Lea L. 

Lovely Challenges I Used Today
-The Shabby Tea Room #83- inspiration photo (use colors & flowers)
-PaperPlay challenge #40- autumnal colors
-For Fun challenge- pumpkins, no faces


  1. gorgeous card ! love the colors and papers!
    thanks for playing with us at fussy and fancy this week
    céline Dt member

  2. So pretty, Lea! I adore that sweet little pumpkin!! Thank you for sharing your work with us all in the Tea Room this week :)

  3. Absolutely beautiful! Love all the textures!

  4. Fantastic card! You have such a way with textures and colors!

  5. Wow! Love the card especially the orange flower with that amazing button! Spectacular!

  6. Fabulous card! Love the papers and cute pumpkin. Thanks for sharing with us at The Shabby Tearoom

  7. eeeekkkk! This is so gorgeous Lea! I love that you broke from traditional colors to create this beautiful fall card with a unique orange bloom!

  8. fab card, thanks for joining us at FnF :)

  9. Wow this is beautiful,thanks for joining fab'n'funky this week!
    Hugs Heidy

  10. What a delightful creation! Thank you for sharing with us at For Fun Challenges!

  11. Great card. I love how you were able to layer the stem and leaves onto that pumpkin - what a great set! Thanks for joining us this week at For Fun Challenges. Hope you'll play again next week.

  12. Hi Lea, what a wonderful card! The colors and patterns makes it so much fun and I love the addition of the felt with the button and twine. Thank you for playing along with us at Papercraft Star!

  13. Love your autumn colours Lea! I'm so glad you entered this in our challenge at SFTW, and good luck!

  14. This is a gorgeous card. Thanks so much for playing along on FOr Fun.

  15. How you did that pumpkin is just too adorable. Love the button with the leaves.

    Thanks for playing "pumpkins but NO jack-o-lanterns!" at For Fun Challenges. Hope to see you Wednesday when the new challenge is posted!!

  16. Another gorgeous creation, Lea! I always enjoy all the detail you put into each one of your cards. I love the little pumpkin, the patterned paper, and the bright orange flower. The colors together are just so pretty! Thanks for sharing your creation with us this week at Papercraft Star! Well done!

  17. What a stunning & classy autumn card x
    Thanks for playing along with us at stampin' for the weekend and good luck x
    ((hugs)) Suzie xoxo


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