Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Give Thanks - The Brae-er's October Blog Hop

Welcome to our October Team Brae-er Blog Hop that focuses on "Giving Thanks" in anticipation of the Thanksgiving holiday. You will see creations from our team that may include stamp sets, patterned paper, inks, embellishments and more from the Close To My Heart Autumn Idea book.
We hope that you will take the time to leave comments on our posts, as we really love feedback from our blog viewers....whether it was something that you really liked or some new technique that was used that you would like to learn how to leaving us comments we get to hear what you like, and what you want to see. Thank you… now on to our hop!

If you have just hopped onto my blog, you can start here as this is a circular hop.  If you came from  Michelle's blog of The Right Hugh  then you are in the right place! I am sure she had some fabulous creative work to show you.

I love this time of year.  Days are for the most part still beautiful and the nights are so much cooler - great for sleeping.  But better yet, most of the garden produce has been gathered and in the fruit cellar or freezer waiting to be consumed this winter.  The colors on the trees are a feast for the eyes...God has His paint brush loaded with some brilliant colors.   Gratitude is the word I like the best for this time of year...God has once again blessed us abundantly.

I made a few cards to reflect those thoughts.

For this card, I used the Huntington paper and the Always Grateful stamp set.  I did some 1st, 2nd and 3rd generation stamping with the tree and came up with the depth that I was looking for.  It doesn't show up on the picture as well as on the card though. Two self adhesive Durables Artisan Studs finish off the card.   I like the very minimal but  great masculine feel to the card.
This  second card I did for Thanksgiving uses the same stamp set for the tree.  I used the puddle pad technique for the tree.  This is the way that many of the trees in my area look now and I love the color and splendour they are displaying.   I am so thankful for that burst of color before the drabness and whiteness of winter settles in.  I used an ombre look on the side of the card by tearing strips of cardstock and layering them.  I finished the card off with a few brown sparkles and some natural hemp.

For this card I used the same technique with the ombre cardstock only placed them in opposite order.  I used black hemp and few Just Blooms  as well as some more of the brown sparkles.  The banner is made using the Keyboard Uppercase  stamp set.

Your next stop on the Braer's Team Hop is Carol of "Crafty Carol's".   I am sure that she will, as usual,  have some fabulous artwork to share with you.

If you get lost along the way, you can head to Brae Montgomery's blog, as she has the complete blog list.

Thanks for hopping along with us - we hope we were able to inspire you to get creative using some of the designs, products and techniques seen along the way. Join us again in November when we will be featuring gifts to make for the Holidays

Enjoy your Thanksgiving holiday.  I for one plan to and I am so thankful for living in a country like Canada where we can celebrate in such freedom!!

Lucy :)

 Crafty Carol's