GRATEFUL for YOU

We are all grateful for someone in our lives, or grateful for someone and their kind deeds, or grateful for a best friend friendship, or grateful for our families, grateful to our children, the list could go on, but I hope you can grab a cup of coffee or some hot tea and stay awhile.   It is a special post because it is for someone who is truly a blessing in my life and I will be forever be grateful to.

DKD wm.IMG_79363This card used  a BRAND NEW stamp set out in the NEW Holiday catalog (have y’all taken a peek at it yet?) called, are you ready???  ACORNY Thank you!  NO it’s not “corny” like you’re thinkin,’ it’s about a sweet little ACORN.  Isn’t that the cutest name ever for a precious stamp set???!!!!     It’s such a delightful set and brings us great little acorn images with a coordinating PUNCH!  Isn’t that great for the little acorn image?  It says thank you to SU!  (stampin’Up!) ~  It has some wonderful sentiments that are very versatile and also appropriate for our upcoming Thanksgiving holiday. Yippee!

I knew I was going to use the Grateful for you image today.  There are many people in our lives that we are ALL grateful for, that our lists must be miles and miles long.  So, today I’m making this card for a very special someone in my life.  This person came into my life many years ago, 30+….and I have been for ever and ever grateful all my life for him.   This person is my husband, Tommy.  He is a man of love, integrity, sincerity, humor, helpfulness, optimism, lover of his kids, generous,  lover of his race car, computer nerd, lover of all things mechanical, a teacher & FUN! ….His incredible, undeniable assistance with getting mystampinheart blog all set up from the get go in WordPress, countless hours of teaching me HOW to work in it, teaching me the fundamentals of a computer in general, beyond emails and Word for documents, has been such a blessing. I, honestly, am not sure I would have been able to pursue this incredible endeavor and dream I have always wanted for my business.  A blog!  I am so happy for my blog, just can’t express it enough how incredibly thankful I am to him for encouraging me, staying the course with me over the past year and a half (yes, that long because “life happens” and it got put on hold), never wavering or showing frustration even though I WAS the frustrated one many, many times(my brain does NOT work in html, links,formats!)…I am SO grateful to him.  But, cards, written words on them~ can speak volumes to show someone how much they mean to you.     This card is for him.  I will be forever grateful for him, always and forever and ever and ever.

My intention was not to get all sappy today, but just to perhaps give you an idea of one way to show your gratefulness to someone that is special in your life.     Just a simple card that you can make and give to that special someone to show your gratefulness. What you write inside is something from your heart and what you make is something from your heart, also.  This card is from deep inside my heart to someone I am so grateful for. I’m a card maker lover, and I made this card from my heart. As I do with ALL my cards, projects and gifts.  My blog name is everything to me.  It is the core of who I am while I create and share with you and the rest of the world.  SO, as my blog came to be from the onset of fledging status to 99% complete, I am grateful.  Grateful to a special someone.

First off the bat, I am in no way a tech savvy person AT ALL, but I have grown to actually enjoy coming and getting onto my computer, and working on my projects that I created and look forward to posting them.  O Happy DAY! It NOW is something exciting and FUN. What? I said the word Fun?  Yes, finally, it’s FUN!! ( I never thought 6 months ago anything with learning a computer would be FUN, much less learning a new blog platform and its complexities and greatness).     I have gained a wealth of information of creating and working inside a blog platform. I feel so much more confident now.  I look forward to continuing with my learning curves (I love learning things and if it has to be on a computer, well, so be it.)   I want to share with you all that I know about stamping, creating, and making special things to give and send.   I’m looking forward to reaching a straight line with learning curves behind me instead of in FRONT of me AND with an abundance of gratefulness for this dear sweetheart of a man and all that he is to me.

I love this image so much, the simple sentiment says it all.    It is perfect for my card today.

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I knew I would be using the beautiful, new designer series paper called Into the Woods (#139586), as this offers so many designs fit for Fall!  It’s so lovely.  I chose a pattern sheet as you see above.  It is Rich Razzleberry and Old Olive color combo.  This paper just makes me happy, happy, happy…just think the song by Pharrel Williams “Happy” I’m singing that in my head right now…Okay…I made a standard A2 card~ 5-1/2″ X 4-1/2″ standard size, then next I layered with the beautiful dsp (designer series paper, remember?) a smaller layer of Rich Razzleberry, Old Olive and Whisper White card stock.

I then stamped my image from the all NEW Lighthearted Leaves stamp set (oh now don’t get me started on this outstanding Fall stamp set!) I’ve got to get finished here. You will be seeing me use that stamp set though, so watch out!  I took the image above and stamped in Archival Basic Black ink, then colored with my Blender Pen and some ink from the pads, Old Olive and Rich Razzleberry.  Just mash your ink to the top of the pad and then grab some ink lightly using your Blender Pen.  That’s all I did.  If you need some help with doing this, email me anytime and I’ll explain.  It’s so easy.  Easy!

I used the adorable Acorn Punch that matches with this set, but you can use the PUNCH to punch it out on regular colored card stock and will look darling, too! Like I did!!    I punched the Acorn in Old Olive card stock scrap, ran the embossing folder through using the Woodgrain EF to give a bit of “woodsy” look, punched out, then punched out the top using Rich Razzleberry after stamping the Grateful for You image in the White Kraft Ink.  This set comes in Photopolymer which you can see through so I curved it down a bit before placing it on my block because it is straight when you pull it off the set.  Just use your finger tips to maneuver it a bit on the block and it will do what you want it,too.  That is such a great thing about Photopolymers!

That’s all there is to this simple, but cute little “I’m so grateful for you,” card. If you have hung on this far, I applaud you! You have lots and lots of patience.  Thank you!  Just know it makes me feel grateful to you because maybe you can think of someone you would like to make a special card for using this sentiment in just the manner I have.  And this paper is simply beautiful. Hand painted patterns, lushness in all its glory.

I will write from heart inside and do my best to express my feelings to this sweet man. Love of my life.  This card is a token from making something myself,  hand stamped it and it will be written with love.  There is nothing like having something tangible to have and to hold and to treasure as a keepsake for generations to come.  For me, card making is something that comes from my heart while creating it, giving it warms my heart because I made it special for that person.  If you want to join me on my journey of card making, memory making and paper crafting home decor projects and gifts, let’s chat or if you prefer, email me with any thing you want to chat about!  I welcome you!

I can’t let this card go without a lovely envelope liner, I use my envie liner for all my cards, it just makes it even more special and beautiful.

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Just a huge thank you for stopping by, feel free to leave any questions, comments, or chatter in the section below!  Be sure to grab this set soon, you will love the images and especially the cute little ACORN with its VERY OWN punch!

Be sure to BROWSE the beautiful Holiday catty!  You’re going to enjoy browsing, so much goodness in there!!

 

 

 

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6 Comments

  1. Touching sentiment Debbie!

    • Thank you for stopping by, Brian. Also, a huge thanks to you for keeping my site well maintained. Your services have been extraordinary to assist us in my new blog set up. Thanks for helping Tommy, too, as he does still have a day at the office, too! He’s happy I’m sure to have “nights off!” (well…sometimes) wink! Thank you for staying on top of my blog day to day. Have a great day!

  2. Debbie, well that was sooooooo nice to say. I am not sure I deserve those comments, but I will take the card! I love you too! And “thank you” for all you do! Love me.

    • You deserve All those comments and more, but I had to remember this is a blog! More in my card. Thank you for leaving a little comment. 🙂 hugs and kisses!

  3. Hi Debbie, It is so nice to be appreciative and aware of one’s happiness. You are just bubbling over and that is so nice to share with us. I try to be like this every day.
    Have a great Monday.
    🙂

    • Thank you, Nancy ~ you are so sweet, thank you for your nice words, I say to myself each morning all the things I am truly grateful for ~while putting on makeup or drinking my coffee. I love to show my love to others through my card making. I appreciate your note so much. Have a nice day! hugs!!

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