Happy Monday to you all! I just found out that I am one of the 10 finalists to win the scrapbox! I am super excited! Please, consider voting for me. I really, need this scrapbox! Here is the link to the voting and here is the link to my scrapbox story if you would like to read it. Thank you soooo much! Now onto my card for today...he...he..

I hope you all had a wonderful weekend! This weekend we spent some time with our family. Yesterday my family and I went to visit my grandparents and today my mother in law and my husband's grandmother came over for a visit. We had a nice quiet weekend at home and I'm looking forward to more of them now that the weather is getting colder. We tend to stay home more in the winter time.

Here's my card for tomorrow's clean & simple challenge. This challenge is a technique challenge. We were to create a card using a technique called thumping. Here is a direct link to this week's cas challenge if you would like to play along. Here's a link to a tutorial on splitcoast stampers, just in case you are unfamiliar with this technique. It really is a quick and easy technique and it can give your image a different look!

The stamp that I used is from SU's Lovely As a Tree stamp set. I inked up my stamp using Close to Cocoa ink and then using my SU markers I thumped the following colors onto my stamp to make some fall leaves: Ruby Red, Bravo Burgundy, Old Olive, Mellow Moss, Close to Cocoa, Chocolate Chip, Really Rust, and Pumpkin Pie. It seems like a lot of colors, but they blended so well together.

The colors of my card stock are: Mellow Moss, Bravo Burgundy, Chocolate Chip, and White. I layered these colors on my background, but I left just a bit of white showing. My sentiment is from SU's Thoughts & Prayers stamp set, but I wanted the sentiment to stamp across the card, so I colored the words using my SU marker and then I stamped in along the bottom, then again I colored the second half of that sentiment stamp and them stamped it again so that my wording was together all in one row.

I've added some paper piercing in each corner of my tree image and my ribbon is from Offray.

Unfortunately I will be sending this card to my former co-worker who lost her mother three weeks ago and now she just lost her father. She's really going through a tough time right now losing both of her parents within the past 20 days.

Thanks for visiting! I hope you all have a wonderful day!!!
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Susan (peebsmama) said...

What a lovely card. I really like the color variation of the tree. How sad for your co-worker to lose both parents in such a short amount of time. So nice of you to think of her.

I placed my vote for you in the shoebox.

Dawn Mercedes said...

I am so crossing my fingers for you! It's going to be so close I think..but YOU CAN WIN IT! Keeping my fingers crossed for you!

Lynn said...

You've got my vote, Patty!! I love all your fun pictures!

Your sympathy card is stunning!! What a tragic time for your dear friend!!

TrishG said...

Very cute card. I like the layout and colors.

I voted for you too. That would be a sweet prize!