Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Thanksgiving in July

You know how some people start making Christmas cards in July? Well, why not start those Thanksgiving cards too! November will be here before we know it. Whew...I don't even know what happend to June and we're already half way through July! This is one of the 3 new sets available at Our Daily Bread Designs this month!! This set is called, Give Thanks, and you can see the entire set right HERE!! Due to a shipping glitch, I'm getting a late start on making my samples, but I did manage to make a couple cards tonight and I'll have more to show in the coming week : ) !! I got to try out some new cardstock for this first card. This bronze Metallic cardstock arrived in the mail today from ODBD and I let out a little gasp of delight when I opened the package. It is rich, shimmery and just plain gorgeous!! Available in several colors! I used the bronze as a layer behind my image piece. If you double click on the photo, you can catch a glimpse of that shimmer, but it's way better in real life!! I'll have more of the other colors to show you in the next week or two. Fun stuff : ) !
Another new stamp offered at ODBD this month is The Lord's Prayer. This one is offered ala carte, rather than in a set. That's a nice option...don't you think? Another great option...did you know that Kelley offers her stamps in either Smart Cushion or Wood mount? AND these are real, deep-etched rubber stamps, not acrylics, I really appreciate that!! Call me old fashioned, but I like rubber on my rubber stamps : )!! AND ~ Kelley is still offering FREE shipping on all orders over $50, now that's a great deal!!! Here's my card...it's a pretty simple one, but be sure to check out the rest of the DT's examples, there are some really, really pretty ones : ) !!!

The third set being released by ODBD this month was created by one of the girls on our Design Team...Dina! You can check out her amazing story, stamp set and some great examples from the DT, right HERE! Great job Dina, that stamp set is gorgeous!!!
Did you happen to notice the other new thing on today's cards? I'm sewing...that's new for me!!! I finally broke down and bought a sewing machine! I got the Janome Sew Mini available at Hancock Fabrics this week for only $39.99! I'm still learning, but these first few cards have gone pretty well...so far, so good!! I also used some of my new SU in-colors and Designer Paper (Bella Rose) on today's cards! Kiwi Kiss on the first card and Riding Hood Red & Pirouette Pink on the second. Aren't they awesome?? I'll have LOTS more of that to show you in the next couple weeks. The new in-colors & DP will be available on August 11th in the new SU Fall/Winter Catalog : ) !!
Thanks for stopping by...it's late and I'm headed for bed. You have yourself an AWESOME day : ) !!!
Supplies for the first card ~ Stamps: Give Thanks Cardstock: Prism Metallics bronze, Kiwi Kiss, White, Bella Rose DP Ink: Brilliance Graphite, Palette Burnt Umber Accessories: Copic Markers, Spica clear & gold glitter pens, Sakura clear glaze pen, Photo corner punch, Large oval punch, 1/4" square punch, Paper piercing tool/mat pack, Janome Sew mini
Supplies for the second card ~ Stamps: The Lord's Prayer, Pretty Peony Cardstock: Pink Pirouette, Riding Hood Red, Bella Rose DP, White Ink: Riding Hood Red, Pink Pirouette Accessories: Rectangle Nestabilities/Cuttlebug, Janome sew mini, Crystals, Spica clear glitter pen


Tonya said...

The colors on your cards are just amazing...plus delving into sewing on your cards have given them an extra zing!!

Great cards as usual!!

nancy littrell said...

OMG Nance, your new In Colors and sewing are Outstanding!!!! Love both your cards and your new stamps too. TFS your beauties :-)

Dawn Easton said...

Beautiful cards Nancy and I LOVE the sewing on them...fabulous!

Pauline said...

Nancy these cards great and your sewing is quite good for a beginner :o) I wonder why the same sewing machine costs £50 in the UK?!

Stampvamp said...

Absolutely stunning! I love the colors!!

JAR said...

Wow!! Nancy, these are just beautiful designs!! The sewing and all the little details are just wonderful. I especially like The Lord's Prayer in the reds!! Delightful - every one!

Kelley Holland said...

The Cornucopia card is so cool...great coloring. THe Lord's Prayer card is so pretty in that red! Who would of thought of that...you would!! Great job, Nancy!!!