16 November 2014

Rose Blossoms Holidays Blog Hop: So Grateful for....

Hi All! Welcome to the Rose Blossom Blog Hop Holiday Edition. I'm batting second in the line-up so if you've just hopped over from Rose Blossom Legacies, you're in the right place. If you're just starting with me, you should hop back and see what the ever-inspiring Brenda Rose has for you. 

So I decided to go with a Thanksgiving project today using the Close To My Heart Design Decor Colonial White Frame, which comes with a honeycomb wire insert. Let's take a look:

I decided to make a gratitude board for my family. I used retired Burlap and Chocolate Striped gross grain ribbons to decorate the frame, and added a cork and wooden button from the Pathfinding Assortment pack. The leaves are stamped using the Fall Harvest stamp set and Chocolate pigment ink. Pigment inks are perfect for heat embossing, so I used Ranger Clear Super Fine embossing powder to emboss the leaves. I then sponged the leaves using Ruby, Canary, Barn Red, Autumn Terracotta, Goldrush and Olive Exclusive Inks. I then fussy cut the leaves and added them to the frame with hot glue.

The banner is made using the Bodacious Banner stamp set, the Art Philosophy Cricut Cartridge, and Barn Red, Autumn Terracotta, Goldrush, and Chocolate Exclusive Inks. Though the banners fit beautifully on the Art Philosophy cuts, I decided I didn't want the 1/8th of an inch margin around the stamps so I cut it off. The letters in "Gratitude" are stamped in Chocolate ink on Glacier cardstock using the alphabet stamp set that is included in the Artfully Sent Cricut Collection. I tied the pennants together using strands of burlap from the Burlap Ribbon.

The tag holder and tags are cut from Kraft Cardstock and embellished with Pathfinding paper, Chocolate and Glacier cardstocks, Chocolate Gros Grain ribbon, and a little cork embellishment from the Pathfinding Assortment. The tags have Topiary Mini Chevron ribbon pulls and little "I'm Thankful For" flags that are stamped in Glacier Exclusive ink using the Thankful Heart stamp set.

Here are a couple of close-ups:

And here's a look at what I'm most grateful for in my life:

So I hope my little project sparked some ideas for you. For more inspiration hop on over to the über talented Lynn Darda's blog From My Bungalow and see the beautiful project she has in store for you. If you get a little lost along the way, here's a list of blog participants:

Kim {that's me}


  1. Beautiful as always. I love what you did with this and that bow is perfect!

  2. I love this! Very creative and meaningful!

  3. This is soooo gorgeous! Your bow is awe-inspiring. I love the little pocket of Kraft tags! The leaves are the perfect embellishments for your lovely piece. I LOVE it!

  4. Absolutely stunning - I love everything about this!

  5. First off, those leaves are stunning! It's awesome that you used retired product ... a beautiful reminder that our stash can't be enjoyed when it's not being used. You rock the Home Décor category!

  6. What a wonderful idea! And it's just simply stunning - this is something your family will treasure for years!

  7. Just gorgeous Kim! The bows and leaves are so detailed and pretty. What a beautiful piece of home décor!

  8. This is beautiful, Kim! Such a fabulous project idea for Thanksgiving, and so beautifully done! I love the frame. LOVE the layered ribbon and all those amazing embossed leaves! And the little pocket for the tags is just the cutest thing, too. FAB!

  9. Thanks for your lovely comments, ladies! You're such an encouragement!