Thursday, November 25, 2010

Happy Thanksgiving!

It's one of my favorite days of the year! Thanksgiving has finally arrived. I just love this day. Being surounded by family and eating are two of my favorite things. So this holiday is just perfect. I'm so blessed in many ways and truly thank God for my family, friends and my life.




One of the things that I'm really thankful for is having a hobby that I'm so passionate about. Working with the companies and manufacturers that I do is such a joy. My big excitement today is that I am being featured on the Prima blog. It's my Designer Day! Each Thursday a different member of the design team is featured. It's been so fun getting to know all of the girls a bit better. I hope you'll stop over and read my post (and maybe leave a comment). I have several projects up there, too.

Speaking of projects, I made a few things yesterday. I was off and spent the day in my pajamas. It was great! I decided to put aside my assignments and create some things just for fun. First off is this card that I did for the Color Room. The colors were some of my favorites and I decided to go with a non-traditional holiday theme.





I used Melissa Frances papers, a Bazzil chipboard snowflake that I painted and added glitter to, some SEI ribbon and a MME tag. I made some glass glittered stars yesterday and added them, too. Just felt like doing something glitzy and glittery.

My next card is for a new challenge that I've come across. Monda Pendleton is one of my favorite card makers and she has a fun color challenge, so I decided to play along. Here is the beautiful inspiration:



I decided to combine Mona's color challenge with the 2 Sketches 4 You sketch of the week. I love Kazan and Laura's sketches and haven't played along in a while, so I was excited to have the chance to do so!

Anyway, here is my interepretation:




The base of the card is a Making Memories journaling notebook page. The kraft part of the card is what opens up. I used My Mind's Eye die cuts and paper and a Melissa Frances chipboard snowflake.

If you are American, I hope you find yourself surrounded by those you love today. Enjoy the turkey and all of the trimmings!

Thanks for stopping by. I'm so thankful that you do. Your comments put a smile on my face! Have a wonderful day!

22 comments:

Meda said...

Wow! Where was I that I haven't seen your blog before? Thanks for leaving me a comment. This way I discovered your amazing work and I will be following along. I really love your style!

Ivanka said...

Beautiful cards and inspiration as always. Happy Thanksgiving.

Helen Tilbury said...

I am not American but am blessed to be surrounded by my loved ones every day nonetheless ;-D Happy Thanksgiving to you. Seems like a holiday that would do well to be adopted by the rest of the world. Love your work. Found you via the Colour Room & Prima.

Romy said...

Wowee, these cards are all so beautiful. They have everything in them: softness, gorgeousness, bling, details...I really love your work! And have a wonderful Thanksgiving today:)

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Oh my gosh Anabelle, what a GORGEOUS collection of cards! Each and everyone are so incredibly beautiful! I love all the detail, embellishments and layers! I hope you have a Happy Thanksgiving! Thanks so much for playing along with the CR84FN challenge :)

Glynis said...

Gorgeous cards Annabelle!! I just love your soft traditional style. As a Canadian our Thanks Giving has passed, but any time is a good time to be thankful. So... Happy ThanksGiving! :O)

pattyo said...

These cards are simply amazing! Love that SEI ribbon you used on the one card. Happy Thanksgiving!

Laura Davis said...

Stunning, stunning, stunning!
Thanks for playing at 2S4Y!
Laura

Debbi Tehrani said...

What gorgeous cards, Anabelle! You are so creative! Hope you had an awesome Thanksgiving!

Papertrails by a paper lover said...

Wowza! These are all gorgeous! You have been busy creating! I hope you had a Happy Thanksgiving! :-) Amy

eMeLiNe Seet said...

ABSOLUTELY STUnning Annabelle !! HAPPY THANKSGiving :) !

joetterer said...

good idea stamping on the tickets!

Nina said...

You make som really beautiful cards:)

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

OH wow, these are stunning projects, what on earth was I thinking and miss out so many gorgeous creation! Happy belated Thanksgiving Anabelle!

Suzanne C said...

Fabulous card and beautiful tag! Love the colors on your wonderful tag and the card is wow.

Angie Tieman said...

Wowza! Amazing projects!! TFS!

Joanne Leddy said...

Beautiful collection! Lots of embellishments and so much to see ... thanks for the inspiration and sharing your talents!

Kristii said...

Oh my, oh my!!! Absolutely amazing creations!!! Thanks for totally inspiring me!

Sue Lelli said...

LOVE the outside edges of the card for Mona's Challenge! LOVE the star and the polka dots and how it opens! FAB card!

Debbie said...

Oh Anabelle ...the pink Happy Holidays card just took my breath away! You know me and {pink}!! So soft, so pretty, so sweet ... I just LOVE it :)

Viola Mahr said...

Oh, what a beautiful pile of cards... dreamy, soft, shabby, sweet! Thank you for sharing them, you are inspiring! :) I love the colors ... and everything!

hugs,
Vio

lotte chew said...

wow!!! this is stunning!!!!