Monday, October 17, 2011

Thanks!

Today's theme for the Waltz is Gratitude/Thanksgiving.  I love this theme as there is so much to be thankful for - family & friends, good health, peace and small joys like having a hobby I enjoy.  My card is a simple one today, for I ran low in inspiration and been a little busy.

My stamp pad somehow did not cooperate when I inked up the stamps and so the images came out pretty distressed (sad!).  I used three stamp sets for this card, Gingham & Co polka dots background, Eat Cake set for borders and cake and sentiment from Say It Loud set.  Lots of things didn't go right with this card somehow which made me a little sad.  I thought of not posting this but then decided well, everyone has good and not so good days... so here it is.

I look forward to check out all the fabulous projects from everyone who is waltzing today.  You can check out the list here.

Have a great week!

30 comments:

Pauline said...

This is beautiful Kary! I love the frame and the sparkle, a fantastic Thankyou card! Happy Waltzing!

Craftilicious said...

Great card - your border is brilliant - what an inspired idea!

Pat said...

I'm glad you posted! Love the frame and the happy purple color.

Helen said...

So, so cute - lovely bling frame and the little cake is too sweet!

I'm Renee said...

I have days with my ink too...:(
But I think this is beautiful!
Love the way you've framed it!
A fabby project!

Wendy ten Hove said...

Oh, Kary, but I'm so happy you DID post it, 'cause it's beautiful! I love the color - my fave! And the border you created is so pretty!!! Hmmm.... didn't buy that set, but this is tempting... :-D
Hugs, Wendy

Kelly S. said...

I disagree, Kary, there is TONS of inspiration here! That stamped and sparkly border!!!! It's so perfect and makes such a lovely frame for your card. The purple is striking with the white background, and I just love your teeny cake! Love you made your dotted panel scalloped, what a sweet little detail!

Lynn Mercurio said...

Fabulous border on this outstanding creation. You KNOW I love the bling! Great job!

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Very pretty card Kary! Love the rhinestone studded scallop trim! Thanks for waltzing along :)

Karin (PeppermintPatty) said...

Love your card! The frame is so beautiful and the perfect touch to a very nice thank you card - those polkadots are so fab!!! and the color is great too = love everything!!!

Inkyfingers said...

I think your card is lovely Kary and I would have thought the ink distrssing was deliberate if you hadn't said anything. I particularly like your border - its gorgeous.
Hugs
Carol x

Emily Keaton said...

This is really cute, Kary! I love the lavender, and your frame is outstanding. :)

Debgem said...

Kary - I'm so glad you posted - your card is just lovely. I think the distressed look is super and the colour (shades of purple are my favourite) is fab! Love the bling on the border.

Bumblebee said...

I love how you used your cake stamps to create that funky border! I hate it when inks won't play, but I think your card is lovely!

Cathy Weber said...

I don't agree that you were having a bad day, because this is a beautiful thank you card. I love the bling and that purple is such a gorgeous color. I love that border you stamped all around your card too.

Jeanne J said...

Kary, I love the distressed look on your card - no mistake there - looks great in that pretty purple.

Sharron said...

This is beautiful--so glad you decided to share! The border is gorgeous and with all the bling--wow! Great colors and love the sweet little cake.

JJ Bolton {Ribbon Girls} said...

Aw Kary, don't be sad! We're always our worst critic;) I love the frame you did! And I love that you chose purple. I'm always drawn to purple cards, but for some reason, I hardly ever choose it for my cards, lol!

Karen M said...

What an adorable card! Love the colour and the bling. Very sweet!

snowbear said...

Great job.. love those borders.

LaurieJ said...

Your card is so pretty! The border is brilliant and I love the colors you used.

MaxineD said...

Hey Kary - I think this is sweet - so often what doesn't appeal to us does to others :-)
Blessings
Maxine

Erin (Homemade Cards by Erin) said...

Love the frame and the monchromatic color.

Karen H. said...

Hey distressed is "in" :) Really this is a wonderful card! How did you do the scalloped dot layer - masking or is it its own layer? I love the way you did the border frame, very cool!

Christine Ang said...

The colour is so captivating and the border is just fabulous.

Kathi said...

Hi,
I know about those days, where just nothing seems to work.
But I think your card turned out very pretty with the distressed look. :)
XX Kathi

lynn said...

this is so pretty, kary and i love the distressed look! consider this a happy accident:)

Teresa Kline said...

adorable!

enjoy *~*

Emily Leiphart said...

I love this, Kary! The frame is stunning.

lisa arana said...

Oh so beautiful girl. The frame is beautiful and LOVE that gorgeous purple.