So very nice of you to stop by! What a fun and challenging hobby to have!

May you always have work for your hands to do.
May your pockets hold always a coin or two.
May the sun shine bright on your windowpane.
May the rainbow be certain to follow each rain.
May the hand of a friend always be near you.
And may God fill your heart with gladness to cheer you.
- Irish Blessing

Saturday, October 29, 2011

Happy Thanksgiving!

I am so excited to be working with the great team of people at Mark's Finest Paper and Speedy the Cat's Challenges for the next 6 months! IT is super exciting to have been chosen to be on the Blog team and I am looking forward to the challenges and creating with the great stamps and products from Mark's. These are wonderful stamps to use and good quality products AND great shipping too!!

This is for the October 29 Speedy the Cat's Challenge  of Week 79 .. using scraps only. (Here is the website)

I opted to try something I'd never tried before...a tri-fold shutter card. ONCE I figured out how to score, cut and fold the next challenge was how to lay it out. Since the challenge was to use scraps only this worked like a charm for the backgrounds as I had plenty of Fall scraps in my scrap box! I measured and cut and and can think of some modifications I will do in the future...but finally got it laid out. The stamps were from Mark's Finest...Country Thanksgiving. This is a great set with LOTS of possibilities in combining stamps. I stamped with Tuxedo Black and then used Tangelo and Dandelion Memento to sponge backgrounds with. Colored with Copics and Sakura glitter pens. I used the Spellbinders Classic Scalloped rectangles, and Eyelet Squares. The sentiments were die cut with Ribbon Tags Trio 2, Fancy Tags Three and Ribbon Banners all by Spellbinders.

After I laid out the different sentiments and images, I filled in the rest of the spots with embellishments by Recollections and some bling, ribbon and a pin from Mark's Finest.

Hope you will join us for the challenge this week and see what kind of scraps you can find in your box! Happy searching ... and what a GREAT way to clean out that box!

Here is the card when folded up.

Here is the card when opened up!


  1. this is awesome!!!! Love all the details

  2. This is super cute Barbara. I love all the little images you were able to get on this trifold card. It's absolutely darling.

    Bear hugs,

  3. Great job on the tri-shutter card. They are so much fun to make -- and a super way to use up scraps because there are so many small areas to cover with DP! Again, great job!

  4. Wow Barbara--what a GREAT project for your first challenge card with Speedy the Cat's team! I love all the decorations! Welcome to Speedy the Cat's team! We're really glad to have you! TFS

  5. FANTASTIC trifold Thanksgiving card! Congrats Barb on joining the peedy The Cat's blog team!!!!!

  6. Awesone....congrat on being named guest designer for the next 6 months. You go girl!
    Woo Hoo!!!!!!!

  7. kid-oh you have come out with your first DT card for Speedy with a BANG!!! this is awesome (I still have never done one LOL) and what a perfect way to use up our scraps...
    big hug GF

  8. what a great card, don't know if i have ever seen a card folded like that. you took on a real challenge, Barbara. wow!!! GREAT JOB and your first card for MFP too! So glad to have you on the team.