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Monday, November 19, 2012

You Warm My Heart

Happy Thanksgiving Week!  Are you busy getting all the preparations made for Turkey Day on Thursday?   I'm previewing a couple of things these days before to see if they'll work for the family.  I don't have to cook the turkey.  My sister has Thanksgiving at her house with all her family and then me and my daughter and her family all go there.  It's a big family affair.

Well, today is Tuesday and time for another {Pin}spirational Challenge.  First I'll show you the photo that is our inspiration for this week.
Isn't that just a lovely scene.  It really looks like peace and tranquility and lovely Fall colors in the background.

And our wonderful sponsor this week is Fresh Brewed Designs.  Check out the store and see all the fabulous digis/stamps she has.

For my card I was inspired by the teacup first since our sponsor is Fresh Brewed.  ;)  Then I picked up some of the background color in my striped paper and thought that the image I used portrayed the peace and tranquility in the inspiration photo.
Materials Used:
  • Image and Sentiment - Fresh Brewed Designs - Girl in Window and Warms My Heart
  • Cardstock - Stampin Up - Creamy Caramel; Xpress It Blending Card
  • Design Paper - Basic Gray - Oxford paper pad
  • Accessories - Twine, charm, ribbon - all from my stash; Stampin Up Oval and Scalloped Oval punches
  • Copic Markers - Sky: B0000; Table & Chairs: E33, E35, E37; Skin:  E50, E51, E53;Shirt: R22, R35, R37; Skirt: B21, B32, B41; Radiator & Window Frame: C1, C4, C6; Hair: Y11, Y15, Y21
That's it for today!  Now  it's your turn.  I hope you'll play along with us this week.  Check out our blog at {Pin}spirational Challenge and see what the rest of the Design Team has for you.  Get inky and get creative!  You could be the winner this week. 

I am submitting this card for the following challenges:

Forever Friends Fortnightly Challenge - Ribbon/Twine
Lady Anne's Challenges - Anything Goes
Incy Wincy Designs - Hip to be Square
My Grafico Challenges - Anything Goes
Ooh-la-la Creations - Somebody Special
Paper Playtime - Anything Goes
Cballenges 4 Everybody - Anything Goes
Dream Valley Challenges - Anything Goes
Glitter n Sparkle - Lots of Layers
One Stitch at a Time - Use a Digi
The Squirrel and The Fox - Anything Goes

Thanks so much for stopping by and leaving your comment.  I do appreciate each one of them and you for taking the time to do so.  Happy Thanksgiving!


  1. Beautiful card I love the image which is coloured so beautifully and the layout is fabulous. Caroline xxx

  2. Love the way you have interpreted the challenge Maggie - and picked up the colour from the striped dp.

  3. Love this fabulous card,gorgeous image and

  4. Maggie, this is simply lovely! You're right, you've really captured the essence of the photo. What a great image and sentiment, your color scheme is pretty and the accents of twine, ribbon and that adorable brad are perfect!

  5. This is great.. I love the colours and that image is fabulous - it has a pleasant, relaxing feel to it! I like it a lot!

  6. So pretty! Love the colors and the cup on the ribbon, such a fun touch. Have a Happy Thanksgiving.

  7. Beautiful! Love the colors on here Maggie - and that brad in the center of the bow is adorable!

  8. I can definitely see the inspiration photo coming through in your card. Really pretty!

  9. You did a great job capturing the peaceful setting of the inspiration photo. I love the little tea cup embellie.

  10. Maggie, Hi! Your card turned out beautiful!! I also love the one you posted just prior to this (million one). I hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving with your family. Take care.

  11. I love the added twine you used. That mug embellishment is so cute! Great card! Happy Thanksgiving!

  12. Yep- you are so right- it speaks peace and tranquility to me- love the image! Your colors are wonderful too. Love your bow and the teacup in the center- perfect!

  13. Margaret, first, LOVE this card. I'm a coffee lover anyway, and I discovered Heather's cute images long ago. She's a sweetheart. Your card is so cute...definitely depicts something I love to do!

    Secondly, congratulations! You are a winner in the Daydream Designs Blog Hop! If you'll go back to the winner announcement post on the Daydream Designs blog, you can get your winning instructions:

    Thanks so much for playing along. It afforded me the opportunity to find your fun blog! Diane Noble

    1. Wow! Thanks so much for posting this information for me Diane.

  14. What a wonderful card!!! The design and colors are great. :) Congrats on being a winner in the Blog Hop...that's awesome!!

  15. What a beautiful card! I love, I mean LOVE coffee, and so this picture is really appealing to me. That little coffee cup on the bow is awesome! Very nicely done.


  16. Love that inspiration picture. I wish I could wish myself into that picture! LOL You did a great job with your card once again. The image and the colors are perfect! Congrats on being a winner in the Blog Hop! Hope you had a great Thanksgiving! :)


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