Friday, November 14, 2014

Gratitude Attitude!

I really love that catchy slogan : ) from Linda, owner of The Catered Crop Challenge Blog.




The challenge is to create a Thank You card : ) Easy right?! especially at this time of year when thankfulness is at the forefront of our minds.  I am thankful for many blessings in my life - it truly is all about having an attitude of gratitude no matter what your circumstances look like!



This darling cook comes from Stamping Bella and is called "Lulu's Two pies".  For my card design I took my lead from the folks at Mojo Monday challenge blog who have adopted a 3.5 x 5.5" card option once a month.  This narrow card allowed me to let the skirt and pie hang off the side and still fit in the envelope - love it!

I stamped Lulu directly on my white card face and colored her using Prismacolor pencils.  I stamped a skirt and apron as well as the two pies on a separtate piece of cs and colored them as well.  I then fussy cut the apron/skirt section and carefully glued it flat to the top of the image. Next I fussy cut out the pies (including her left hand, and popped the pies up for some fun dimension.  For the pie in her left hand I also secured the oven mit at her wrist and folded the pie a little down the middle which really gives a sweet 3D  look.



The picture doesn't show it off very well but you can kind of see the dimension.

This was a really fun card to create.  I enjoy fussy cutting and "dressing" my images but I have felt that the "new" CAS style would not lend itself to that sort of detail work.  I think I proved myself wrong with this card.  It's pretty CAS looking right? giggles maybe I'm fooling myself : )

The sentiment is from Papertrey Ink's Boutique Borders: Friends Stamp Set.

That is all for me today.  I am super excited because some special friends are coming over today to make authentic mexican tamalies! I have never had homemade tamalies - I can hardly wait!! I will try to remember to take some pictures and share them here on Saturday.

Have a wonderful day!!

Patti

19 comments:

*Vicki* said...

Now how stinkin' CUTE is this!! Love your coloring and love how she's got the pie holding off the edge!! Too cute Patti!! :) HUGS

*Vicki* said...

P.S. Have an nice fiesta with your friends tonight!! HUGS

Sheri (a.k.a PaperCrafty) said...

Super cute! Love the fun dimension & CAS design!

Becca Cruger said...

Oh my gosh!! How cute is this image?! I love how you've let the pie go over the edge - neat design. I hope you have lots of yummy fun with your friends!

Deepti said...

This is adorable :) I love how the pie is going off the edge !

KT Fit Kitty said...

Very cute, Patti! First I thought you paper-pieced the skirt - amazing colouring, you! Love how you 3D'd certain parts too. The pie off the edge looks so cool! Hugs from Kitty!

Lisa said...

ACK this is SO CUTE!! I love the way you have one pie off the edge, TERRIFIC card Patti!! Enjoy your weekend ;)

Nora N. said...

This is adorable!! I LOVE how you have the pie popping off the side of the card. That is so clever!! You did a fabulous job coloring in that pattern on the dress. Such detail!!

It was me that won over at PTI the other day. I thank you for informing me because I NEVER LOOKED!!! I totally forgot about checking. (I enter every month and never think of winning since there are so many applicants.)

Have a great night!!
Nora


Pink Peep said...

Adorable. This card is Cute with a capital C. Enjoy your tamales! jane

Tracy said...

The Lulu's are some of my favorites from Stamping Bella. You did some wonderful pencil work on her and adding dimension in always a plus. :-)

Kim Heggins said...

This is just too darn cute! I love your sweet little lady holding those yummy looking pies, just so fun.

Bananastamper said...

Ooooh, I love this sooo much! I love the Lulus and your card is just perfect. Love how her pie is overhanging the edge of your wonderfully CAS card! Hope the tamalies were amazing!
Shanna :)

Kelly said...

fabulous card, Patti! Love the raised pies! I bet this one is really spectacular in real life with the paper piecing and dimension.

Lynne in NI said...

Oooh she's fab and I love your layout Patti!
Enjoy your tamalies ... I've never heard of them but just googled them there and they sound delish!

Linda McClain said...

Oh my! This is freakin' stinkin' cute! I love it. Oooo, and I Love Pie!

Carole Z said...

Love this Patti, what a super cute image! Sorry I haven't been by before this week, but have been poorly..am not off to see what else I've missed on your blog! Hugs Carole Z X

Taunya Butler said...

What a fun and fabulous idea to make a thinner card so things can look more 3D and yet still fit in the envelope - another genius and cool idea I will be trying very soon! Thank you for the plethora of amazing and clever things you do here at your blog - I always come away inspired!! Thank you for that!! Love this card - the cook is adorable and so well colored and what fun all that fussy cutting is!! Love it!!

Asha said...

Hope you enjoyed your tamales! This card is perfectly CAS. You coloured her beautifully too. Well done, my friend.
hugs, Asha

Helen F. said...

This Thank You card is too adorable, Patti! Lulu looks so sweet with her pies in hand~love it!
She would make a great Hostess thank you for Holiday dinners/parties coming up :-)