Monday, November 3, 2014

Thank You Blog Hop with My Artistic Adventures and Craft Hoarders Anonymous

Hello Friends!!
Today the"My Artistic Adventures Challenge Design Team" 
is Blog Hopping with 
Gloria's Craft Hoarders Anonymous Design Team!!

Challenge #19 For all that You do, Thank You!
Create a "thank you" gift for this challenge. It can be a Thanksgiving hostess gift or a simple thank you card. It can be a "thanks for helping me out of a jam" present, or a "thanks for being you" scrapbook layout. As long as your project says, "THANKS," enter the challenge! We want to see you de-hoard some of your stash and say thanks to someone! (Your project does not have to be Thanksgiving-themed!)
One Talented Participant that Links up their "Thanks" project to the
will receive a 

Here is the inspiration piece that I created:

I created a double diagonal fold card with a Thanksgiving food theme.  The template/sketch/tutorial for a double diagonal fold card can be found on the internet, including the Pinterest site and Splitcoast Stampers site.

My daughter (dd2--darling daughter) is quite the cook and baker, and she will be helping me prepare our Thanksgiving family dinner.  As a thank you to her, I made this special card.  She likes bling so I added some Petaloo Dazzler flowers and worked in some glitter pens.

The tags signify family favorites.

Her older sister (dd1) says it's not Thanksgiving without pumpkin pie. Note the sugar (glitter pen) and whipped cream (Marvy liquid applique pen) on the pie.  I outlined the pumpkin and filled in the leaf with glitter pens.  All images are edged with matching Ranger distress marker pens for a finished look.  Who says a tag has to be rectangular?

Her dad (my dh-dearest hubby)) craves his mom's sausage/bread stuffing.  And since he has a great sense of humor, I hope you like my library card tag where the turkey is "due back" on Thanksgiving.  heehee

I'm hoping the joke offsets the fact my dressing never is as good as his mom's was--my hubby wouldn't say so, but I'm admitting it's the truth even after giving it a try for 44 years!  

Regarding crafty hoarders, I'm a paperholic and hoard paper--you know, the type of person who doesn't want to cut up a beautiful patterned paper or wants to "save" papers for a "special" project in "the future".  As you can imagine, I fondly sifted through my papers to choose the perfect two-sided patterned paper for this card. And let's not even "go there" regarding trims and bling....  But I can tell you the crochet trim on the library card is from Really Reasonable Ribbon and the baker's twine on the pumpkin is Doodlebug Doodle Twine. I was finally able to emboss and cut (it's usually just cut--never could get the hang of the extra rubber shim) with my Stampabilities Nestablilities Classic Scalloped Ovals.  (I have managed to hoard quite a collection of dies.)

I used images from the following My Artistic Adventures collage sheets:
Pumpkin Pie Loving Girl
Fall Pumpkin and Acorn
Vintage Library Cards

We will be starting the Hop at the
You can see her Design Teams Inspiration Pieces there and on
their individual blogs.  Here is a list below.

How would you like a SECOND chance to win a 

Hop on over to the 
My Artistic Adventures Challenge Blog
to get all the details!!
Thank you for Hopping with Us!!
Helene aka 2amscrapper

You've got two great challenges to enter!!!!!!!!!

I'm entering my card here:

Cheerful Stamp Pad:  Anything Goes with Fall Colors
Digitally Sweet Challenges:  Anything Goes
Frilly and Funky: A Grateful Welcome
Fussy and Fancy:  Challenge 126 Thankful
It's All About the Vintage Challenge 78 Anything Goes
Mema's Crafts: November Anything Goes
Shopping Our Stash:  Challenge #175 Rollin' Rollin' Rollin'--hoping my pumpkin tag is round enough!  
Try It on Tuesday: Colours of Autumn


Glenda said...

What a lovely creation! I'm so excited to be included in the blog hop today!

Dreaming of Vintage said...

Lovely creations!

wendipooh13 said...

ohhhh great colors and just LOVE LOVE all the layers in there!!

DonnaMundinger said...

Fabulous double pocket. Great way to use DP with two sides you love. Gorgeous card! xxD

Carol Salisbury said...

This is great Helene! Every piece is wonderful!

Mrs Beez said...

Gorgeous card Helene. Love the layers and that pumpkin tag is fab.

lost coast scrapper said...

Such a lovely project, your daughter will love it!! Great blog hop, thanks for being a part of it!! xo

Jenny Marples said...

Such a great 'thank you' creation Helene. You've put so much thought into the details. Thank you so much for joining us at Frilly and Funkie. Jenny x

Kathy/NorthCarolina said...

What a beautiful card! I love the diagonal pocket that you've stuffed with beautiful goodies!

creative lady said...

Helene, your project is beautiful. Your daughter is really going to like this. Ennjoy the hop with us at Craft Hoardes Anonymous!

Micupoftea said...

Hello Helene- what a darling project! Happy November :)

Leslie Hanna said...

Indeed, who said a tag needs to be rectangular? Love the pumpkin tag! Thanks for joining us at Shopping Our Stash!

Michele said...

such gorgeous pieces with fall colors and such lovely gifts for your daughters! thank you for playing along at the cheerful stamp pad. xo

Unknown said...

Fantastic little tag card.
Thanks for hopping with us at Craft Hoarders Anonymous!

Jackie PN said...

What a sweet card and I too am thankful for pumpkin pie- my favorite! heehee

Candy C said...

Helene...your Thanksgiving card is absolutely stunning. I love your colors and the images you have used are so sweet. Your work is beautifully done. <3 Candy

creative lady said...

Beautiful card! Thanks for playing along with Mema's Crafts.

Hazel said...

Thanks for sharing your lovely crafting for the Cheerful Stamp Pad challenge 98, Hazel, DT - hope to see you again soon x

Nicole Wright Designs said...

What a Thanksgiving treat! Your papers are adorable and I'm all about the pumpkin pie! I love the folded card. I used to make these and are a ton of fun to fold and decorate!!! Thanks for joining us over at Frilly and Funkie.

Mrs.B said...

Love the design of this great card Helene, so much to look at with all those wonderful details.
Thanks for sharing at TioT

Denise Pustelniak said...

So Creative!
Thank you for joining us at Digitally Sweet!

Valerie-Jael said...

Beautiful card! Tanks for joining us at TIOT! Valerie

Mema's Crafts said...

I love everything about this creation. The colors, details and embellishments all work so well together and the story behind the pieces make it ever better. Thank you for taking time to stop by and play with us at Mema's Crafts. We hope to see you again and good luck in the challenge.

Inkypinkydelights said...

What a lovely creation! So pleased to see you sharing at Fussy and Fancy Friday and good luck with the Challenge. Have you entered the Special Wednesday Treat yet? It can be found here. Judy x DT

Heather said...

I am a huge fan of anything with Pockets! This is just darling Helene!! I love how you used my sheets....too cute! I am sure your DD will love it...and I am sure your dressing is fabby!!
Thank you for taking part in the hop!!

Gloria Stengel said...

So cute and very fun! I am happy to meed another hoarder who saves stuff for a special project and then just keeps buying and saving and buying and saving! I am more of a paper collector than a user. LOL Thanks so much for joining the Craft Hoarders Team for this hop!

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