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Thursday, November 9, 2017


Hi, everyone!

Hope the week has gone well... and quickly. Also hope you're nice and warm. It's pretty chilly here... and getting cold.

Today's Card: A Forest Feast

Today's card was inspired by two challenges: the current Sketch Saturday sketch and a Shopping Our Stash color challenge. Since the current Simon Says Monday Challenge has a Thanks/Thanksgiving theme, I'm also going to share my card there.


So, here are a few critters that will be headed to Nationwide Children's Hospital next week.  :)

Bo Bunny farmer's market dp
SU cherry cobbler, Recollections and Neenah Soler white, stash colored cardstocks
Lawn Fawn forest friends images and sentiment, stamped in Versamark onyx black
images colored with Prismacolor pencils
SU/Sizzix embossing folder; SU cherry cobbler ribbon
adhesives: Scotch ATG; foam backing; Zots glue dots; SU mini dimensionals

I chose the paper and pencil colors based on the SOS colors. I topped the scene off with a big cherry cobbler bow in place of the star element on the sketch. Although the bow kind of hides the right edge of the feast scene, the edge is curved... as shown in the sketch. I promise!

Thankful Thursday

It's been quite a while since I've made a Thankful Thursday post, but it's not been for a lack of blessings. We're back from six weeks at our Hilton Head villa, and our time away was just wonderful. 
  • Turns out our little Brody loves walking the beach as much as we do -- in spite of picking up those pesky burrs in his paws.
  • It was wonderful catching up with our island neighbors, and we gals had a fabulous girls' day out one glorious, sunny afternoon.
  • About 1,000 trick or treaters attended the island's downtown Halloween event. Really! And, I was so thankful to just be dropping by for a quick look.
  • The local indie art theater ran some great movies, and the popcorn was as yummy as ever.
  • Our favorite ice cream shop still had ice cream and yogurt options.
  • The island SU demonstrator held a couple of fun events.
  • The evening book club provided a fun conversation with familiar faces.
  • I found some great finds for our LFL at the Friends of the Library Bookstore.
  • And, I was really excited to get to volunteer at a couple library kid Halloween events. Pumpkin Decorating, Anyone?
Parting Thoughts

A new challenge started up yesterday at Words 2 Craft By. Hope you'll have a chance to play along. Penny's hosting this challenge.... and her card is AMAZING!

Have a nice weekend, As always, thanks for stopping and happy scrappin'!


  1. Aww!! this is so adorable and sweet, love this trio of friends sharing at the tree stump table. Beautiful way to take the colors of the SHOPPING OUR STASH inspiration photo, thank you for sharing and I hope you come and play again next time.
    Maria Rodriguez.

  2. Love that little scene! The wee critters are adorable!
    Thanks for playing along with the SHOPPING OUR STASH crew this week!!

  3. Delightful Thanksgiving scene all tied up in a lovely bow! Thanks so much for sharing your awesome project with us at Simon Says Stamp Monday challenge! hugs, Maura

  4. Looks like you had an amazing stay at Hilton Head this year and got a lot of fun events in! Love this beautiful card Sybrina!!!

  5. Wow! Fantastic card! You did fabulous with our color palette! Thank you so much for sharing you beautiful card with us at Shopping Our Stash! Cyndi, DT