Friday, August 16, 2013

8/16 Simply Grateful ~ Magnificent Maple & Harvest of Thanks

Well, hello there friends!

I know I've been a bit off the grid when it comes to blogging.  It's been a crazy, awesome, amazing, stamping filled 2 months!  I have accepted a position with Ronda Wade and the creating success training team and I've been a busy little bee with another extension of my stampin up business.  I am so happy to be working with Ronda.  She has become a very good friend in the process.  I certainly have been doing my share of stamping and then some.  I just let my blog lapse.  I promise to be more consistent with my posts.  My goal here is to give a little snippit of inspiration every day.  I hope you're willing to take the ride with me.

On a personal note, I turned 40 in July and decided that it's time to take care of me.  This is my first week.  I've been to the gym every single day this week (5 days) and plan to continue that as well!  If you want to catch up and see some of what I've been up to, please check out my business facebook page.  It's so quick to just upload a photo instead of sitting down to write.  But honestly, I miss you! 

I'm going to start off simple.  Clean and simple that is!  This super easy card came together in a few minutes this morning.  I cut out the gratitude with my framelits and the leaf with my paper snips.  :)  They ended up being leftover from a project I'm working on for my classes next week. 

When I layered the "gratitude" on top of the leaf.. well, I like it!

Base layer is cut to: 11 x 4 1/4" and is scored in half at 5 1/2"
Layer 2: 5 1/8 x 3 7/8"
Layer 3: 5 x 3 3/4"

Tie on some gorgeous organza ribbon, up in a bow and you're almost there.  I just glue dotted the top pieces on.  So simple, but simple done well is just fabulous.

131739 (clear) Harvest of Thanks and
131868 (wood only) Magnificent Maple

126953 Old Olive Ink Pad
126950 Rich Razzleberry ink Pad

100730 Whisper white
115316 Rich Razzleberry

114319 Whisper White Organza Ribbon, 103579 Paper Snips,  129267 Bitty Banners Framelits,

Selene Kempton


Mary Davidson said...

Congratulations, Selene! I love your clean and simple card!