Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Embellish Challenge

 
So...do you think it's time for me to take a break from all of my Christmas card creating! I think so...I love the colors for the current Embellish Challenge and my all time favorite ribbon is the grograin ribbon from Stampin' Up.  This challenge was a match made in heaven for me!  So...I couldn't wait to play along.  And I also thought I pop this onto the CASology Challenge for this week too. 
 
Now let's chat for a minute.  I was feeling pretty grumpy yesterday...stressed and so I was having a conversation with myself about being grateful.  So here's my list of what I am grateful for today:
  • I'm grateful that my mum is healing well from her knee replacement surgery...and Pat's text to me last night since I'm traveling, "Your mum looked great today."
  • I'm grateful for my co-workers who work hard to help our clients and help each other.
  • I'm grateful that my parents taught my brothers and me to talk about what we're worried about..not ignore it.
  • I'm thankful for a day out with Jonathon on Sunday.  We went to his first ever Bengals game.  I'm not a huge fan of the team, but it was great one on one time on a gorgeous fall day.
  • I'm grateful for blogging.   It is a huge stress relief for me and I am so thankful for your heartfelt comments.
  • I'm thankful for my hubby who knows me so well and helps take the stress away!
  • I'm thankful for my four boys who all spent time telling me how their day went yesterday.
I really could go on and on...but I'm going to sign off now.  How about you?  What are you grateful for today?
 

29 comments:

  1. So soft and pretty Lynn!
    Sometimes perspective is good - I needed some yesterday too :)

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  2. Such a Pretty card Lynn!! Love the soft colors!!

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  3. So pretty Lynn, the colour of the flowers is lovely - a gorgeous colour palette all round :)

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  4. Such a pretty feminine card...the ribbon is the the perfect way to top it off.

    Thankfulness...love your list. I'm super thankful for a healthy family.

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  5. This is so pretty, Lynn! I love the bow and the beautiful bouquet. :)

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  6. Your card is exceptional - everything about it is beautiful!!!

    I am very, very thankful for fanily and friends - they always seem to be there when you need them!!!

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  7. Your card is beautiful. I love that ribbon and have to admit I have never tried it, so might have to.
    I too am grateful for so many things and I think we don't always take time to list them. Might have to do a scrapbook page about that.

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  8. Perfect timing with this post, Lynn - I had the same kind of day yesterday - too much to do and no time to do it all - thank you for reminding me about all the things in life that are important!

    Love your beautiful card - that bow is delish! :)

    So glad to know your mom is doing well!

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  9. oh, this is just out of this world gorgeous, Lynn! At first I thought the flowers were grey and LOVED that idea, but then I saw the challenge colours and they are probably a wisteria colour :) Either way, this is one fabulous card. Those pretty peonies are the bee's knees! I love your grateful list and let's add another one...that our complaints don't last long when we focus on our abundant lives! Hugs!

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  10. Thanks for making me think Lynn!
    Such a beautiful card!

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  11. Pretty gorgeous.

    Sudha
    sudha-kalra.blogspot.in

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  12. Fabulous card - loving the flowers and way to you that edger.

    Love your grateful list :) I'm grateful for Ann Voskamp's blog and her Thousand Gifts book. Has touched my life in a deep way. Thankful I get dibs on "I love you more" this week - go mommy LOL!

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  13. This is so sweet and pretty! I love the pop of color the pink ribbon adds and the simple scallops along the bottom are a beautiful addition to the design! Thanks for joining us at CASology this week! :)

    p.s. Your boys ARE beautiful!! I have 3 and, though they keep us running (8,6,2), they are the highlight of our days! :)

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  14. Oh, Lynn, we really must talk. I, too, have been feeling grumpy and stressed. Thus, my lack of personal info on my blog. It's been a wonderful distraction to have releases back-to-back, but I must face reality. Sigh. Thank you for reminding us to be thankful in everything! Today, I'm thankful for YOU!

    And your card is delightfully elegant! LOVE that blue and pink!

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  15. that ribbon is adorable, the colour is so striking.
    what a great list and a hard way to deal with yourself, I do this also so know how hard it can be.
    I am thankful everyday for my husband and parents-these 3 people are a true blessing! xx

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  16. What a SWEET card and post, Lynn! You sure are rocking this challenge! I love the layering and elements! I love reading through your list and it shows what a fabulous person you are! I am thankful for this hobby that I get to know sweet and talented card makers like YOU! xoxo Glad to hear your mom is healing well!

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  17. Lynn a beautiful card in the Embellish It challenge colours and of course fitting for CASology. Today I am grateful to have a bloggy friend like you. Thank you so much for sharing with us this week at CASology!

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  18. Gorgeous use of those colours and the bow is absolutely perfect! Glad to hear that your mom is healing well and I hope the rest of your trip is more stress free! Thanks for playing along with CASology this week!

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  19. I really like your grateful list! I too can relate to feeling grumpy and stressed a lot lately! :> Stopping and thinking of what to be grateful for is so worth it! Love your so pretty card today! Love the colors and stamping!

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  20. beautiful card. love how the stamped flower and patterned paper match. Great list of things. I have to remind myself some of those too from time to time.

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  21. Beautiful card, Lynn!

    Your gratitude list is great! I've been overwhelmed with end-of-year activities for the past few weeks and there are still two weeks to go before end of school. It is good to be reminded to be thankful! I am thankful that my daughter has such musical talent that she is included in these many concerts as the year ends!

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  22. Lynn, I'm grateful that there are so many wonderful people in this industry - just like you! This card is so pretty with that big pink bow! THANKS so much for playing along with CASology this week!

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  23. Such a great post Lynn! I just smiled reading through your list. You and Pat are awesome!

    Love this beautiful card too. Those roses look great inked up in those colors.

    I'm thankful for my two precious girls and their great big hearts.

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  24. What a wonderful list of things to be thankful for! Your card is gorgeous.
    Today I'm thankful for two boys with big brown, inquisitive eyes.

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  25. While I love the inspiration, I didn't get to make some myself yet (other than for assignments). Soooo, I have to confess, I am very grateful for Christmas card breaks ;) Especially if it's as gorgeous as this thank you card!! Your list is beautiful as well and I do believe this is a wonderful way to remedy any grumpiness :)

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