Each month one member posts a challenge and on the last day of the month we post our cards in response.. This month's hostess is Sharon and here is her challenge:
"Be joyful always; pray continually; give thanks in all circumstances, for this is God's will for you in Christ Jesus."
I Thessalonians 5:16-18
Wow, it's hard to believe that there is only 3 more months left of 2012...where has the time gone?? Some of you may know from reading my blog this week that Autumn is my favorite season of the year.
In Southern Ontario it is quickly making its appearance and where I'm from the colour of the changing leaves can be quite spectacular. It's so inspiring--I just love it!
Autumn also includes my most favourite holiday celebration--THANKSGIVING!! It's hard not to love a holiday that calls on us to give thanks for our blessings. I realize not everyone around the world celebrates this holiday, and our friends in the U.S. don't celebrate until November, so for this challenge you can choose to make either a card for thanksgiving OR a thank you card for someone who has been a blessing to you. Please use at least 2 designer papers and 1 embellishment, and most importantly, have fun!
Those of you who have known me a while know that using DP is a new thing for me, ha ha. I learned to make cards by using all blank stock and putting my own backgrounds and textures on it. So using TWO DPs on one card was a good challenge to stretch myself. Thank you Sharon!
So, if you can see, I actually managed to use 3 coordinating papers on the front!
Here is a side view to show the depth of this card using those foam pop ups.
Below is the inside of the card, with space to add a white panel for a sentiment. The stamps and dies are from A Muse Studios and the DP is from SU, I think. (I bought it from another card maker in a bundle so I'm not sure of the origin.)
I have so many blessings in my life. My family, some exceptional friends, my career, my health...it's a long list! The verse that Sharon selected for this challenge is so appropriate for this time of year. Whenever I think that too many things are going wrong, I try to stop myself and remember all that I have to be thankful for. It usually stops the "Woe is Me" train dead in its tracks. To the members of Crafters of Faith: each of you is a blessing to many, including me!
Be sure to visit their blogs also and admire their work. Links are in my sidebar. Thank you for stopping by and any comments that you may leave. Peace be with you!