November 26, 2008

2S4Y Weekly Sketch--Kazan's Sketch 14 & Being Thankful

This is a short work week for me, and it's the start of my four day weekend! I finished up my 2 Sketches 4 You card earlier today before I had to go to work. Here is Kazan's lovely sketch--I'm totally in Christmas card mode, so here's yet another holiday card based on her sketch--

Even though I don't need anymore crafting tools, I just bought a Cuttlebug because I couldn't pass up the 50% sale at Michael's. I have a Sizzix and a Cricut, but I love the embossing with the Cuttlebug. It is so much fun! I didn't use any patterned paper on this card which is pretty unusual for me. I embossed navy blue and silver cardstock with the Cuttlebug scroll embossing folder. I highlighted the blue cardstock with some silver ink. I used a Martha Stewart border punch, and the snowflake is a Sizziz die cut. I stamped "warm wishes" (Plaid All Night Media) in navy blue ink and finished with some blue and silver ribbon and silver craft wire that I tried to bend into scrolls.

Kazan shared her Thankful List, and I would also like to share the five things I'm most thankful for. I'm sure they're the same things so many others are thankful for, but I feel truly blessed each and every day.
  1. My family--My wonderful husband and son, my parents, my brothers, and my husband's family. We're blessed to be surrounded by so many wonderful and caring people.
  2. My friends--Our lives get busier and we don't see each other or talk as much as we'd like, but my friends are always there when I need them most. They accept me for who I am.
  3. My job--With the state of the economy, I am blessed to have a job I enjoy (most days, anyway). I can pay my bills. My family has health insurance. My work is appreciated.
  4. My home--It isn't fancy, and it's usually pretty cluttered. But it's warm, and it's ours.
  5. My crafting--I love having hobbies I enjoy and that give me a little break from my hectic life. I love being creative. I love the internet and online communities that connect me to other creative people around the world who continually inspire me.

Happy Thanksgiving!


  1. Love your detail here, like the craft wire.. so clever! Fabulous take on Kazan's sketch!

  2. What an awesome list you have there Steph :) and I love the card - It is hard to believe there is no p/paper! amazing what we can create with the right tools. Hope your day is amazing
    :) Kazan

  3. So pretty! Love how the embossing mimics the wire swirls!

  4. I love my cuttlebug. I use it for my nestabilities too and that works fine, and I have loads of embossing folders, such a great look with so little effort:)
    You made a beautiful card. Love the blue and silver combo.

  5. Beautiful card!!! Congrats on the new Cuttlebug!!!

  6. your gorgeous card, Steph! Thanks for sharing your thankful list too :)


  7. Such a wonderful card -- love the ribbon and the snowflake -- just gorgeous! :)

  8. Very pretty! Love that embossed background and creamy snowflake!