Friday, September 18, 2009

So Grateful...

"So Grateful" is the name of a beautiful stamp set, created for Gina K. Designs, by the most talented Rupa Shevde.

This is a wonderful fall set. It contains acorns, a wagon full of apples, pumpkins, a cornucopia, several sentiments, etc., 12 images in all!

What is extraordinarily special about this set, is that when Rupa designed it, a portion of the proceeds were donated to Feed the Children, which is an organization that provides food and water, and hope to children all over the world.

Gina K. is a very generous and kind woman, and you will find her very often with a 'cause' to donate toward.

This week, Gina is the Guest Designer and sponsor at the Stampin' Sisters in Christ Challenge. Gina provided this week's sketch, and is offering up two wonderful stamp sets as the challenge prize. One is the set that I've named above, and created my card with. The other set is the Autumn Beauty set, by Theresa Momber. I don't yet have this set, but it is certainly on my wish list! Theresa is one amazing lady. She includes a tutorial with nearly every card she features on her blog, and is a wealth of knowledge! She, like Gina, is kind, and helpful, and generous, a beautiful lady inside and out!

Okay, enough already! I didn't mean to preach! I am just in awe of beautiful talented women that can still be kind and thoughtful! Know what I mean??? Since I began this blog, I have been blessed with 'meeting' so many new friends! You all know who you are!

My card today, as you probably have figured out is made with the So Grateful set. The sketch, shown below, is what I followed. In place of a ribbon on the middle of the card, I used the acorn border in the stamp set. It worked out perfectly! I moved the brads to the left corner, as I wanted to put another acorn on the little corner at the bottom, and felt it needed balancing! Other than that, I did not flip or rotate anything!!! Aren't you proud of me???
Hope you like something about it! I love the images. They are all colored with Kooh-I-Noor colored pencils and LO mineral spirits. The Brown CS is DCWV, and the patterned DP is on the Gina K. Stamp TV site, in the Freebies!!! You can download it free! This is from the floral frenzy patterns.

Have a great Friday - I'm off to climb back up on my ladder and put coat number 2 on wall number 1.

Patti J.
The Lord loveth a cheerful giver. He also accepteth from a grouch. ~Catherine Hall


Lisa Foster said...

This is so beautiful! My set just arrived this week...I've got to get it cut apart and inked! Thank you for the inspiration!

Anonymous said...

Wow Patti, this is gorgeous. I love the acorns and your colouring is perfect. This is a lovely set.
Today i was sorting all the stamps you sent me by putting them in boxes with a name for each one. We found some cute piggies and tomorrow we are making a card with it. I am so grateful to you for all these stamps!
Have a great week-end.
Hugs xx

Unknown said...

Patti, You've done a stellar job with this -- I love the acorn border and how neat that you used Gina K paper. I have long been a fan of hers but didn't know there were freebies too -- I've gotta go take a look......

Crystal said...

Patti this is sooo wonderful!!! LOVE how you added those acorns...beautiful fall card!

Cat said...

Gorgeous card! I love the coloring! Thanks for the sweet comment on my blog! Maybe you, Gram, and I could meet some time at a convention somewhere. That would be fun! If you lived in the South you could be a Flip Flop Girl too!

Imagine That Digistamp said...

Oh wow... this is so BEAUTIFUL Patti!! Love that set... and your gorgeous DP you used too! Thank you so much for playing along in our challenge. I really do love this card! :)

Teresa Kline said...

I luv this card, the pumpkins are gorgeous!

enjoy *~*

Silke Ledlow said...

Patti - I like your new blog design!!! I thought I was at the wrong blog for a minute - LOL!!!

Your card for the sketch is gorgeous!!! Love the fall look!!!

Have a great weekend!!! Hugs ~S~

Glittered Paws said...

OMG girl - such a beautiful card - you have Hallmark beat hands down. Love the coloring - can't wait to get a set of Copics in yours hands!!! DH is already gone for 4 days of fishing so down to my girl cave I go.

Lynne in NI said...

Oh this is absolutely beautiful Patti! Great colouring and I love the little acorns as embellishments

Maria Matter said...

ok here is comes again...
Wowzer!!! I absolutely love this card!!!! Seriously!
I won't even mention that I like this or that......I love it all, the whole enchilada! lol
Blessings, Maria

Barb said...

So pretty! It is making wish Fall would get here sooner :)

Lisa Hjulberg said...

Oh so pretty Patti! I just love fall and fall cards!

So you're back to painting, eh? When you're done, could you come out here and paint my house???

Love and hugs,

Laurie said...

Beautiful! Love the colors!