Sunday, November 6, 2011


Family...savor these moments...thankful!
And, the gorgeous photo inspiration for the The Shabby Tea Room!

Hi Friends!

It's a lovely fall crisp day here!  Many leaves have fallen off the trees.  It's one of my favorite times of the year.  It's nearly Thanksgiving, so time to make some cards for the special holiday.  And, to join with family and be thankful for all our blessings!

I couldn't resist the inspiration over at the Shabby Tea Room, so lovely!  I love texture and dimension, so I distressed the edges of Coredinations paper.  I had some felt leaves and backstitched with floss for interest.  The family sentiment was printed out using Cambria font.  Cardboard was added to the focal panel and distressed with tea dye and marmalade ink.  I added lace, ribbon, gems, and a button to the remainder of the card.  I certainly hope you are enjoying your day.  Thanks so much for stopping by!  Take care and hugs!!:-))

Paper:  Coredinations, My Mind's Eye, Fancy Pants
Stamp:  SU
Ink:  Close to my Heart(Chocolate), Ranger(Tea Dye, Marmalade)
Lace:  Webster(Brown), Cream(American Crafts)
Felt Leaves:  Creative Converting
gems:  Darice
Ribbon:  SU(Very Vanilla
Punch:  Fiskars
Floss:  Jo-Ann Fabric
Button:  Fancy Pants


  1. This is so lovely! I always enjoy looking at your creations. I wish I could be this shabby:) Beautiful!!

  2. Such a beautiful card Maria! So shabby and sweet!

    Thank you very much for joining us this week at The Shabby Tea Room!


  3. I love your use of colors and the leafs with the stitching on top of it are fabulous. I love the bow and the desing of your card!

  4. Maria, I love your stitched leaves, the distressed paper, and the design is terrific! A gorgeous Thanksgiving card!

  5. Maria, this is a most beautiful card. I love those felt leaves and the sentiment piece...gorgeous ribbon, too.

  6. This is so pretty. I love the stitched leaves and that bow if gorgeous! ~Hugs, Cheryl

  7. Love that cluster of felt leaves! It's so touchable.

    I am glad to be back in the land of the living, at last! Have a wonderful weekend, and big hugs to you. :)

  8. This is just beautiful! I LOVE all the texture and dimension you have achieved here, Maria! Gorgeous big bow and layered felt leaves. Stunning!

  9. Beautifully done, Maria!! Love the sentiments, the felt leaves, and the whole design!!