Give Thanks

Today I'm feeling thankful.  Thankful for for the small things in life.  Thankful for the great big things in life.  Thankful for friends.  Thankful for an abundance of Hello Kitty birthday loot.  Thankful for a business I can run from home.  Thankful for the freedom to express my opinions.  Thankful for blueberry milkshakes and for skillet lasagna.  Thankful for Fridays.  Thankful that the sun always comes out after the rain... and that good memories eventually triumph over bad ones.  Just thankful.


So when I sat down to stamp this afternoon, I knew I wanted to use this verse, "Give thanks to the LORD, for He is good; His love endures forever. - 1 Chronicles 16:34".  And since I haven't had a chance to stamp all week, I knew I wanted to stamp just for the fun of it.  So I pulled out some new toys - the Vintage Wallpaper textured impression folder, some new papers and the Long Scalloped Oval Nestabilities.  I was originally going to go for just shades of brown, but once I started, I felt in the mood for some blushing bride.  For the butterflies, I embossed them in Early Espresso on vellum cardstock, then cut out, rubbed the backs with Blushing Bride ink, then layered onto my card with Zip Dry glue in the centers so the wings would still pop up a bit.  The butterflies are from the Blue Skies set and the verse is the 1 Chronicles 16:34 plain jane.  Then I just finished off with a ton of little pink liquid pearls.

Okay, I hope you have a fabulous weekend!  And be sure to check out this post on the Verve Blog to see all the winners from our Anni-VERVE-sary Blog Hop!

20 comments

  1. Julee, this is just amazing :) LOVE the colours and all the texture, and of course, the fabulous sentiment :) Really, one can always find the perfect words with your stamps :) I love reading about what you are thankful for...today, I am thankful for sunny summer days off and my massage therapist!! He works wonders on my neck and shoulders :) Have a great weekend :)

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  2. Okay...this card is AWESOME!!!!!!! Seriously, seriously gorgeous!! I mean, this takes beautiful to a whole new level! I now NEED that embossing folder!

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  3. Julee, your card is absolutely gorgeous. I loved your post about about be thankful and we do have so much to be thankful for. Thanks for sharing it.

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  4. Lovely color combo and I now need that embossing folder. It looks like it works in either direction! Very pretty card Julee.

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  5. Absolutely gorgeous!!! Just LOVE it! Love the EF you used and that butterfly always makes me smile. Love the dots around the scallops and the lovely colour combo.

    I'm thankful for your wonderful creations, Verve, my kids and hubby, where I live, and God's faithfulness and love. Yup, life is good :)

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  6. Gorgeous card, love the colors and the butterfly. That verse is a favorite.

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  7. Sheesh girl, you combine colors like its no one's business!!! Amazing and oh so gorgeous.

    BTW, I've never had a blueberry milkshake OR skillet lasagna - you might have to share your recipes! :D

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  8. This is so soft and pretty Julee! Love that you put the butterfly on the bottom panel and not the top. The colors make me happy and thankful that I read your blog:)

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  9. Beautiful Card! I love the soft pink with the browns. You are so inspiring, I'm thankful for you! Have a blessed day~

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  10. Beautiful card! Love the background and the colours!

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  11. Just gorgeous, Julee! I just LOVE that butterfly. . .so soft and pretty!

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  12. *sigh*....oh my is this ever STUNNING Julee!! It has to be one of my favorites of yours. I love the colors, the textures, and your featured butterfly!! Exquisite!!

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  13. Wow, this is amazing! Love the colors, love the texture, and sigh, my favorite butterflies.

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  14. JULEE!!! This card is STUNNING! EEK, I LOVE IT!!! Seriously, I am salivating LOL! Thank you for reminding me to be thankful for the little things:)

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  15. Beautiful card Jules, I adore this verse:) Thanks for the reminder;) Hope your weekend is going well!

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  16. Julee, this is beautiful. Love the softness of the colors, layout, everything.

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  17. Julee, this is beautiful. Love the softness of the colors, layout, everything.

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  18. Wow...this is just absolutely amazing. You do such beautiful work..love the colors on this and that set is now on my wishlist.

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