Monday, October 10, 2011

Thankful for You, Mom

Stamps:  Chester Platypus, Digital Sentiment
Paper:  Cajun Craze CS, We R Memory Keepers Autumn Splendor DP, PTI White CS
Ink:  Prisma Color Pencils, Versa Magic Wheat Chalk
Accessories: Paper Flower Kit (We R Memory Keepers), SU Scallop Oval Punch, SU Oval Punch, SU Scallop Trim Corner Punch, SU Scallop Trim Border Punch

Happy Thanksgiving to all my Canadian friends and bloggers!  This week's challenge at Totally Stampalicious is to create a Thanksgiving or Thank You card.  I used the adorable Chester Platypus stamp from the Sylvia Zet line at Totally Stampalicious for my image.  The sentiment is a digital stamp.  Isn't that DP gorgeous?  I fell in love with it and just had to have it.  It goes perfectly with the Cajun Craze SU cardstock too!

I made the scalloped square frame using my Stampin Up punches.  It took me a good while (and some math) to figure out the right measurements to make that frame.  In case you have those punches and would like the measurements...I cut a square at 3 and 6/16 on my Fisker's Trimmer. I punched all 4 corners with the corner punch and then went back with my edge punch and lined up the scallops from the corner with the scallops on the punch.  The brown scallop edge was part of the DP I used.  It came with four scalloped edges.  I just trimmed it to fit the DP square.

What am I Thankful for?  I am Thankful for my Mom.  She's recovering from surgery in Arizona while I'm at home in Michigan - missing her tremendously.  I'm thankful that her surgery went well and that I was able to be there with her for a few days last week.  This recovery is not easy or quick but she's determined to work hard and get better.  She's been constantly on my mind and in my prayers.

Thanks for checking out my Thanksgiving card today!  I hope you get a chance to play along in our challenge this week!


Joanne (jojot) said...

Chester just brings a smile to my your layout and sentiment...fabbo

Virgo5 said...

Who wouldn't love this little guy, he's so darn cute!
Julie I'm sending you a big huge Hug, it must be hard being far away from your Mom. At least you got to be with her for a few days, hopefully she'll have a speedy recovery!

Marie Gamber said...

This is just as cute as can be! I love the little image!

Jessie Lubyk said...

Chester is looking so soft and cuddly:) I just love it Julie. Have a great week.

Benzi said...

What a cutie! I really like your dp and punched frame, too. I know you must want to be with your Mom during this hard to be far away. Hope she is on the mend quickly. Hugs~~

Lori said...

Julie, so sorry I'm late commenting! Chester looks so cute and cuddly on your card - awesome colors! WTG!