My initial plan for this evening was to make a Thanksgiving-themed card for Sue's Count Your Blessings 52-Card Pick-up Challenge. Only one problem with that plan ... I apparently don't own a single Thanksgiving-themed stamp. Turkey - nope; Pilgrim - nope; Cornucopia - nope.
As I was going through drawers and cabinets trying to find a stamp that I thought would work for thanksgiving, somewhere along the way my focus changed. I realized I have tons of blessings to count right in my own little studio. A life-long hobby that brings me joy every single day; a overflowing amount of fabulous products with which I can design; friends I've made all over the world who bring me smiles & share my love of paper; and the oh-so-much-appreciated mental peace I experience when I'm creating that helps the challenges around me temporarily melt away.
So that's what I decided to create ... a card that celebrates the many blessings that come with creating. I found a forgotten about stash of vintage Basic Grey Urban Couture, one of my favorite lines, so that's what I used for my design. I also used Valerie's recent Got Sketch? layout.
The sentiment is a Paper Source stamp I picked up on our recent trip to Lincoln Park. The Floral Flourish stamped once in each corner is from Paper Inspirations & the Peace symbol is from Inkadinkado's Peace Signs. Since I'm also blessed with lots of great music in my life that inspires me throughout the day, I added some Tim Holtz Symphony Paper tape, and colored it with yellow colored pencil to coordinate it with the overall design.
Thanks Sue for the opportunity to remember the blessings that are all around me.