Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Thanking our Creator

Hello there.  :-)

You know that saying about taking time to stop and smell the roses?  I've decided that is how I want to live my days, focusing more on the beauty and blessings that surround me, and away from the never-ending to-do list that weighs me down.


The inspiration for today's card is based on the beauty of nature, and gratitude to our Creator for giving it so freely to us.  I started with a piece of masked, spritzed paper (see THIS post for the 'tool' used to achieve the look), and stamped random leaves on it (With Gratitude / Stampin' Up!).

A wood grain embossing folder (Sizzix/Tim Holtz) seemed perfect with the natural theme, and a simple but powerful sentiment ties it all together (Joy For The Journey / Verve).


Thank YOU for coming to visit me today!  I truly appreciate the time out of your busy schedule.



Stamps: With Gratitude - SU; Joy for the Journey - Verve Paper: kraft, white, True Black - Papertrey Ink Ink: Lettuce ink spray - Ranger; black - Memento Tuxedo Black - Tsukineko Fibers: black twine - Creative Impressions Accessories & Tools: brown corduroy button, oval punch - SU; plastic netting; Copic markers; Woodgrain embossing folder - Sizzix/Tim Holtz

10 comments:

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

This is gorgeous! LOVING the leaves and the wood!!!

Marisa said...

Gorgeous background and loving the card too :) Happy New Year ((hugs)) to you!

Lisa said...

This is PRETTY and so peaceful Colleen! I love the sentiment and your leafy background.

S. Thomas said...

A beautiful card, Colleen. And I agree with you, we tend to overlook all the wonderful people/things/daily events we have around us and see instead the piddly things that bug us and don't mean squat. Thanks for the reminder.

Kara Lynne said...

Oh Colleen, this is a real work of art! Really, you could frame that. I agree with your inspiration for it too! Thank you so much for visiting my blog, you are such a blessing.

Bonnie said...

Peaceful and beautiful! Makes me remember to take a deep breath and be thankful!

Leslie Miller said...

This is such a beautiful card, Colleen. It gives me a feeling of peace, nature lover and smeller of roses that I am.

Emily Keaton said...

This is gorgeous, Colleen! The splash of green and pretty leaves are just what I needed to see on this 12-degree morning. There's hope that spring will come eventually!!

Gisela said...

I have some of those mesh saved with the same idea, so glad I came across your card. BEAUTIFUL, thanks for the inspiration.

Ellen said...

Hi Colleen! What a beauty! I really love the color and texture on this card. Also, I totally agree about slowing down and enjoying what God has given us. I look forward to doing more of that this year!
Hugs
Ellen

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