Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Control Freaks Gratitude Tour

Welcome to the Tour de Freaks, where the theme this month is GRATITUDE, and we all have much for which we are grateful! You may have just landed here from Debbie's blog, Debbie's Designs, or you might be starting here. There are nine stops on the tour, so be sure to click on the link at the bottom of each blog post so you can see all nine!

Gratitude is a subject near and dear to my heart; there is SO MUCH to be thankful for, if we just look around! It may be something as simple as having access to clean water (and indoor plumbing!), or a pet's love, or the ability to see and appreciate the beauty around us. I try to live each day with an attitude of gratitude....which leads me to my first card.

STAMPS: Suite Seasons, Vintage Leaves  CARDSTOCK: Very Vanilla, Soft Suede, Delightful Dijon, Petals & Paisleys Specialty DSP, Copper Foil Sheets  INK: Early Espresso, Soft Suede, Delightful Dijon, Gold Wink of Stella Glitter Brush  ACCESSORIES: Big Shot, Leaflets Framelits, Layering Ovals Framelits, Copper Metallic Thread, Stampin' Dimensionals

I am grateful for that copper foil; it is just so lovely and I can't get enough of it!!! It adds such a shiny, rich touch to everything.

For the next card, I thought the Basket of Wishes stamp set was just so appropriate. My mom is visiting and loves succulents, so when I showed her this card it made her smile! (I am grateful for my mom's smile!)

I was aware that succulents came in a variety of shapes and colors, but when I searched for images as color inspiration, I was in complete awe of all the variations! (Another thing to be thankful for!)

STAMPS: Basket of Wishes, Thankful Thoughts  CARDSTOCK: Shimmery White, Soft Suede, Copper Foil Sheets, Blooms & Bliss DSP  INK: Basic Black Archival, Mint Macaron, Sweet Sugarplum, Wild Wasabi, Soft Suede, Blender Pens  ACCESSORIES: Big Shot, Lots of Labels Framelits, Layering Circles Framelits, Woodgrain TIEF, 2" Circle Punch, Classic Label Punch, 2015-2017 In Color Doilies, Mint Macaron 3/8" Sheer Linen Ribbon
That's all I have today. I am filled with gratitude that you stopped by! Now on to the next stop on the hop to see what the fabulous Mindy Backes' has for you at Bada-Bing! Paper-Crafting!


  1. Wow, your copper card is stunning! And I love the layering on your basket card. Beautiful creations! :)

  2. Pretty Fall cards! Love the copper accents!

  3. Love the leaves and all of your color combos!

  4. Love the leaves on your first card and the feel of "wood" on your 2nd card!

  5. Very pretty! I'm sure your first card is even more breathtaking in person with the copper and wink of Stella. Love the colors you chose for the succulents.

  6. Both of your cards are so rich looking! I love the copper polka dots and the placement of your leaves under the greeting. And that basket is gorgeous!!!


Thank you for visiting - I'd love to hear from you!