Monday, November 22, 2010

The Pink Elephant - Give Thanks!

Well, it's here ... today is the offical kickoff of the Thanksgiving holiday for us!  My in-laws arrive from NY this afternoon for a week-long visit and my boys will be home from college tomorrow for five days of family togetherness!  Tomorrow is also my 'baby's' 19th birthday!!  We're ALL going out together as a family to celebrate -- and I get out of cooking - yippiee!!

I have so much to be thankful for this year ... my family is healthy and happy, my husband found a job this spring right here at home and we didn't have to relocate to CA, my sons are doing well in college, I get to do what I love and design for some of the best shops and challenge blogs.  Live is GOOD!

Lori asked the entire Design Team from The Pink Elephant to create cards for a special challenge this week - Give Thanks!  I had this sweet little vintage image sitting on my 'to do' pile just waiting to be played with!

I started by using the current Waltzingmouse Sketch and the colors from JUGS -- I love the non-traditional colors on this Thanksgiving card ... especially the little POP of {pink}!  I used Deck the Halls DSP from Stampin' Up! and a burnt edge flower for the dark red, cardstock, glitter and berries for the white, cardstock and music notes for the black and sheet music, berries, cardstock & Prima flower and Primrose Cookie Dough Shabby Vintage Seam Binding (from my Etsy Shop) for the yellow.

If you have some time this week, we'd love to see you join us at TPE and create a card or give with a 'Give Thanks' theme :)

Thanks for peeking ... have a wonderful and happy week!

Challenges for this card:

The Pink Elephant - Give Thanks
Waltzingmouse Sketch Challenge #24 - sketch
Moxie Fab World Tuesday Trigger - inspiration photo
JUGS #60 - dark red, white, black, yellow
Polka Doodles #46 - give thanks
City Crafter Challenge Blog #31 - children
Meljen's Designs #34 - sparkle & shine
Simon Says Stamp - sparkle
My Favorite Things WSC 11172010 - my favorite things

24 comments:

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

This is stunning, love that flower, gorgeous! Thanks for playing along with us at CCCB!

Silvia said...

Debbie, this is sooo sweet! I just love it!

Cath said...

Hey Debbie! What a sweet approach to this week's Tuesday Trigger in the Moxie Fab World! Thanks so much for playing along! :)

Ros said...

Beautiful Debbie ... enjoy your Thanksgiving with your family ... thanks for playing along at CCCB

pattyo said...

Love this card, Debbie! That vintage image is so sweet!

Cheryl Nelson said...

perfectly lovely! love that image!
Thank you for joining us at CCCB!

Stampin' Pam said...

Beautiful Debbie. Love it!! Thanks for coloring with JUGS this week.

NoraAnne said...

Oh This is so vintage-y, shabby beautiful! Love it!

Jane said...

WOW! this is stunning! thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp, hugs, Jane xxx

Tracy said...

Fab entry, thanks for joining Oldie But A Goodie challenge, good luck.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Lisa Kind said...

You are so lucky I like you, cause I'm going to let you sneak in that bit of pink you so love! LOL!!!! Seriously, this is so pretty! Love the sweet image and that burnt edge flower is fab! I see you can't stop making them! Thanks for playing our JUGs color challenge!

Anita said...

Very pretty card. Love the pretty ribbon and all the sparkle. Thanks for joining us at MelJen's Designs this week!

Julia Aston said...

What a great creation! love the vintage Thanksgiving image - the pleated ribbon - thanks for including the WMS sketch in your project this week!

Colette said...

Very pretty vintage card. thanks for joining us at Polkadoodles this week. Good luck! Colette xx

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Pretty card Debbie! Love the big flower! Thanks for playing along with the WMSC :) Hope you have a Happy Thanksgiving!

cbuswell said...

Love the flower and vintage image! thanks for joining us this week at the WMSC!

Saskia said...

Gorgeous work! Great to see your work at Polka Doodles Challenge! Thanks for joining us and good luck!

Sweet greetings, Saskia :)

Tip Top said...

Beautiful card! Thanks for entering the Polkadoodle Challenge - hope you can join us again next week!

Nikky Hall said...

Thanks for joining our challenge at Polkadoodles - great job!x

Angela said...

I love the ribbon! gorgeous card!!

Fliss said...

Thanks for joining in with Polka Doodles Challenge. Hope to see you again.

Claire Phillips said...

Thanks for playing along in our give thanks challenge/blog hop at Polka Doodles! A lovely project. Cheers Claire x

BondGirl said...

Great card. Thanks for joining in the polkadoodle challenge

Jenny said...

oh this is ace! Beautiful! Thanks so much for sharing your project with us over at Polka Doodles.