"We shall never know all the good that a simple smile can do." ~Mother Teresa

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

A Thankful Thanksgiving!

Hello friends!
Just wanted to pop in to wish all of my U.S. friends a blessed Thanksgiving and to all of my other crafty blog friends, I'd like to say that I'm thankful to share in this crafty fun with you!

Here's a fun card that I put together just for YOU!
I haven't pulled out any of my House Mouse stamps for a while and saw these cute hungry meeces peeking out at me and wanted to color them in!! :)
I thought it would be fun to use the chalkboard technique with the Mini Chalkboards stamp set from Whimsy Stamps along with the coordinating Mini Chalkboard Die.  I embossed the sentiment with white embossing powder and rubbed some white ink over top.
And for the last order I placed with Whimsy Stamps, I was also sent some leaves dies that I've also used on my card here!  I cut them out with some glitter card stock that I had in my stash and arranged them around the chalkboard sentiment.  I topped that off with some natural twine.

For the main image panel, I die cut out these adorable meeces with my oval die cuts.  They were colored with my Copic markers and then I added some glitter to the tops of the pie crust as well as scattered along the ground.
And for a closer look at these guys, I've added some highlights to their cheeks with my white gel pen and I've also colored in their spoons with my silver metallic gel pen.
Everything was placed over a black cardstock base and then I rubbed some white ink over the edges and here and there to mimic the chalkboard look.

Whatever you do tomorrow at Thanksgiving, I wish you uncountable blessings for the entire year!
Thanks for being such fabulous crafty friends!!

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HUGS & SMILES
*Vicki*

Here are some challenges that I'd like to enter this for:
House Mouse & Friends (HMFMC183) - add sparkle!
TIME OUT - Embossing with optional sparkle
Moving Along with the Times - Autumnal leaves
Open-minded Crafting Fun - Grateful
Addicted to Stamps & More - Holiday
Fab 'N' Funky - Anything with Die Cuts
Crafts 4 Eternity - Furry Friends
City Crafter - Techniques (I used the chalkboard technique)
Shopping Our Stash (SOS#179) - FREE is Good! (I used free leaves die cut that came with an order)

48 comments:

Becca Cruger said...

Oh my gosh how cute! Those little mouses look a whole lot like me on Thanksgiving Day. Pumpkin pie is my fav!

Margreet said...

What a cute and fun card Vicki....love the leaves too!
xxx Margreet

Jean Chaney said...

No matter where we live, we all have much to be grateful for. I really like these cute little mice with the pie. There are so many stamps that I have never seen before and this is one. You really colored it nicely. Thanks for joining us over at House Mouse & Friends.

Julia Aston said...

What a cute image for Thanksgiving - I'll be eating a slice of that pie tomorrow! love the blackboard sentiment - have a Blessed Thanksgiving Vicki!

Becky said...

This is so cute Vicki!
Wishing you a Blessed Thanksgiving.

Tammy said...

This is adorable Vicki!! I love that image and the fabulous sparkly leaves! Have a wonderful Thanksgiving my friend!
Big hugs, Tammy

Monika Reeck said...

ooh deaarrrr this is too tooo cuuuteee lovely image with that mouse and the cake..pumpkin pie hmmmm....and nice color combo on the leafs..love the chalk effekt too on the chalkboard...great card as always Vicki...hugs, Monika

Lisa's Creative Niche said...

ah-dorable!!! LOVE the leaves on here!

Stella said...

Your card is super cute; these mice are so adorable and fun! Thanks so much for being with us at CCCB!

Donna said...

Adorable card, sweet image, perfect saying and like the chalkboard, and the leaves are fabulous. Have a Happy Thanksgiving!

Anita in France said...

Such a cute scene, Vicki ... the sparkly leaves are fabulous and the whole design really pops against the chalkboard black! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Time Out! Anita :)

jimlynn said...

Well, I don't like pumpkin pie but DO love your card! So cute with the little mice on here and love those beautiful leaves. Hope you have a nice Thanksgiving too!
Lynn

Sue said...

So gorgeous Vicki, adorable image, wonderful colours and I love the sparkle.
hugs Sue xx

CaroleAnn said...

I really like this card and these mice are some of my faves - I need to look into my rubber stamps - they must be crying for attention. Love the little chalk board you added too! Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours, Hugs

Kylie said...

Gorgeous image, wonderful design and I LOVE the mini blackboard! Thanks so much for playing along at ATSM and good luck with the DT call xx

JD/ Jill said...

Cute card, and Happy Thanksgiving to you too.

Snoopy said...

Love this card, Vicki! Meeces and pumpkin pie ... two of my very favorite things in the world. Love all the glittery embellishments too. Thanks for joining us at House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge.

Hugs,
Snoopy :D

Pat (mspfd) said...

Adorable card, Vicki! Sending you and your family best wishes for a very Happy Thanksgivining!

Nonni said...

Super cute! I love the image you chose and the autumnal colors. Thanks for taking TIME OUT and joining our challenge!

Rahmat said...

Cute image! Love all the elements you have used on this card. Thanks for joining us ATSM!

sandie said...

wow Vicki your colouring is amazing and the little white on the cheeks is an inspired idea. Thanks for joining us at TIME OUT and ATSM

michele said...

Gorgeous card Vicki! Thanks for joining us at Crafts 4 Eternity this week hugs x

Pollard Carole said...

Just delightful this is a perfect card. Happy Thanksgiving hope you and your family enjoy a great day love and hugs Carole x

nwilliams6 said...

This is super fun! Love that image and all the sparkle you added! I hope to be eating some pumpkin pie in a few hours. I am thankful for many things! I sure appreciate all the inspiration and encouragement you give me Vicki- have a great holiday and weekend!!! Hugz

aussie aNNie said...

Brilliant and cute card, that image is so so cute...love the colours and papers .xxxThe Journey is the Start

Pat K said...

Wow, gorgeous card Vicki with fab colours and design...gotta love HM. Thanks for playing along with us at Fab'n'Funky this week. hugs, Pat K x

Kathy S said...

YUMMY, those house mice really know how to celebrate Thanksgiving! Thanks so much for entering in the Open-Minded Crafting "Grateful" challenge. This is a great entry. Take care and Happy Thanksgiving!

Céline said...

oh my so cute, love the sparkle
hugs
céline

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

That is lovely, thanks for sharing with us at CCCB!

crafty-stamper said...

cute card and image Vicki love the added Autumn coloured leaves and chalkboard sentiment
Carol x

crafty-stamper said...

Hi Vicki just popping back to say --thank you for joining us at Open-minded Crafting Fun
Carol DT x

paper fun said...

Vicki, this is a beautiful and creative card. It is hard to mix chalkboard and glitter and you have done it so wonderfully. Awesome to have natural and sparkle.

Thanks for joining us at Crafts 4 Eternity.


Mari

vic said...

Aww Vicki this is so cute :)
Hugs
Vic xx

Ros Crawford said...

What a fabulous card!! That's a very effective technique! Thanks so much for playing along at CCCB!!

Heather said...

A gorgeous card Vicki, I love your chalkboard background and fabulous colouring of the cute mousies..........a lovely sentiment and elements!!!

Thanks so much for playing along with House Mouse & Friends Challenge
hugs
Heather xx

lauren bergold said...

i can't believe those gorgeous leaves were a GIVEAWAY, sooooo clever of you to re-purpose them so beautifully! thanks for SHOPPING YOUR (free!!!) STASH with us this fortnight! ♥

coldwaters2 said...

What a little cutie this is Vicki that is such a lovely fun image also like the colours and those sparkly leaves.
hugs
lorraine x

Cornelia W said...

Great card. Vicki - those mice are too cute and those glittery leaves are gorgeous! Thanks for supporting the team!

julieprice3 said...

Very pretty card, beautifully done, Have a wonderful weekend Hugs Julie P

Regina said...

such a cute image for Thanksgiving! The colouring is amazing!
hugs Regina

Gerrina said...

Those mouses still are funny! Beautiful card! Thank you for taking the TIME OUT and join us!

Shelly Schmidt said...

Love this image- and how fun is all of the sparkle on here!!! Hoping you had a fab Thanksgiving!

Asha said...

Once in a while a card comes along and makes me crave a nice thick slice of pie. Can I call this card, delicious?!
yummmmm
hugs, Asha

NanaConnie said...

Oh, how absolutely precious, Vicki! I seem to have missed a lot of your posts while I was out sick. Sorry. I'm going to scroll through everything because I do't want to miss as bit of what you've done. I always find such clever ideas. Hugz :-D

Deepti said...

Such a cute card :) love it !

Charlene said...

SO CUTE!!!! Thanks so much for sharing this week at CCCB :-) Have a great week!

Amelia said...

Hey Vicki! Long time no see! I was wondering where you had got to as you shut down your old blog. I love your card, especially the glitter.
I'm following you now so I'll be able to visit often. See you again soon :)
Amelia xx

Beth said...

the perfect Thanksgiving card love this Vicki your colors are awesome and that stamp adorable.
Hugs

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