Thursday, October 19, 2017

Stampin' Friends Blog Hop October - Thanksgiving Theme!
Fall is such a wonderful season - full of cool weather, wonderful golden and red colors, and lots of THANKFUL thoughts.  For this month's hop I decided to use my very favorite set from the SU Holiday catalog - "Painted Harvest."  I love everything about this set - but most of all how forgiving it is.   My projects were a card with a "thankful" thought inside, and a "thankful" notebook - where you can write daily thankful thoughts of affirmation.
First my card - I used Tranquil Tide, Pumpkin Pie, Daffodil Delight and Early Espresso to create this beauty.  I used the eclipse technique to "pop" the word FALL.  Then added some matching ribbon to finish it.
Here's the card a little more from the side so you can see how the letters literally do POP off the card.  I added a flower on the inside (see the first picture) and one on the envelope to match (see the picture directly above).
Then to match I covered a small magnetic notebook that I had gotten for the purpose of altering.  On this I used the same sentiment, but eliminated the word "you", so I can record what I am thankful for....   It's a wonderful way to daily remember all the blessings in my life.  When I concentrate on all the positives - the negatives just seem to blow away in those fall breezes!
This last picture isn't great (a bit of a blur) - but I wanted to show how it opens and closes - the piece to the right of the picture folds down on top of the notebook, and the piece from the left of the picture clicks down on top because of the magnets in each section.  The paper in the notepad is a lighter shade of the espresso - so matches perfectly!
Congratulations to our Blog Hop winner in September - Sue Lovejoy!  Now it's  your chance to win this month's amazing prize giveaway - just follow the instructions in the graphic below!
Now hop along to see all the other wonderful "Thanksgiving" projects this month!  See you soon - Maureen

                                   1. Maureen Rauchfuss  
                                   2. Lana Staab  
                                   3. Kathie Rotti  
                                   4. Cindy Waldroff  
                                   5. Kirsteen Gill  
                                   6. Raquelle Clifton  
                                  7.  Sue Vine 
                                  8. Barbara Welch  
                                  9. Steph Jandrow  
                                10. Kim Lamos  
                                11. Lynn Streifert  
                                12. Twila Davis  

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Kirsteen said...

Thank you for sharing your projects :) I love the Painted Harvest suite too!

Cindy said...

Beautiful eclipse card. Thanks for sharing and love he magnetic closure on the note pad. Really cute projects.

Stampin' Cafe by Lana said...

Love that technique! Beautiful card!

Lynn Streifert said...

I love your version of the Eclipse technique! gorgeous!

Kathy said...

I'm loving this eclipse thing. I really need to sit down and try it. #SFbloghop2017

Cheryl Schuessler said...

The Eclipse technique is so cool! Loving your projects. #SFbloghop2017

Barbara Welch said...

I love all your projects and the ideas using this set. It is one of my favorites!

Diane S. said...

Very nice projects. #SFbloghop2017

Karen said...

What a lovely card, environment, and notebook. You card is lovely!!!

Donna said...

Absolutely beautiful; gorgeous! TFS!

Iris said...
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Iris said...

Lovely set and projects. Love the soft colors.

Stampin and Scrappin with Steph said...

Great projects Maureen!!! This Suite is one of my Favs!!!!! Thanks for sharing

kathie rotti said...

Love your eclipse card!!! Great minds!!

Crystal said...

Thanks for showing how you folded the notepad--very cute! I have enjoyed the Painted Harvest suite too! Thanks for a chance to win! #SFbloghop2017

Twila said...

Lovely projects. Can't wait to make a little notebook like yours.