Saturday, November 20, 2010

Amazing and Thankful all at the same time!

I am usually a pretty happy person but I am SOOOOO happy right now. I know that Christmas is "Jesus is the Reason for the Season" but I also love so many things that come along at this time of year.  Here are my favs...
1.  Eggnog Frappucino's and Latte's are back at Starbucks.  Why we can't have Eggnog all year long is a mystery to me but since we don't, I wait for November when it comes back.
2.  A close second to this is Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf's new Red Velvet Hot Chocolate! OHHHH wow and another drink that will probably only be around for awhile.
3.  The last is this variety of Truffles by Lindt - Dark Peppermint, Dark Chocolate shell with a smooth Peppermint filling in a dark green package.  I usually only find this variety at Target's and believe me, I stock up.

I haven't shared my Card Positioning Systems sketch for this last week yet so here it is today. 
The sketch is simple and I love it!  Gotta love this BasicGrey patterned paper too.

The label is readymade by WeRMemory Keepers and they are so fun to use. Behind that, I embossed a piece of white cardstock with a Sizzix embossing folder. I thought it was a fun little accent.
And here is my Unscripted sketch for the sketch starting today, Saturday. 
I am showing off my brand new stamp from a set by Darcie Heater. I was able to attend a stamp convention this last week and I was totally amazed at this great selection in the Darcie's booth. I have loved this company for along time but I had thought they weren't my style anymore. Boy was I surprised. I found so many sets I just plain loved! I colored the stamp by tapping it with Memento stamp pads. 
And, now for a few more Vineyard photos...

Is that a scene right out of the books?
These flowers were so beautiful, especially with the grapes in the background.
Can you see that I was really there!!!

Thanks for visiting, Linda (lbpost)

SKETCH 193 – YOU ARE AMAZING card
Materials:
Cardstock – Core Pearls/Core’dinations
Patterned paper - BasicGrey
Sentiment label – We R Memory Keepers
Button – PaperTrey, Inc.
String – Karen Foster
Scallop circle punch - Marvy
Cuttlebug embossing folder
Corner rounder punch – Fiskars
Tonic paper distresser
Sandpaper
Foam tape

SKETCH 82 – SO VERY THANKFUL card

Materials list:
Cardstock – The Chocolate Box collection/Core’dinations
Patterned Paper – Tree Love/Nikki Sivils, Scrapbooker
Stamp set – Flourish Pumpkin set/Darcie’s
Memento stamp pads
Self Adhesive Pearls – Queen & Co.
Sandpaper
Foam tape – 3M

10 comments:

Lelia Pierce said...

Linda, I love both of your cards today! So pretty! The photos are beautiful as well...thanks so much for sharing!

XXX

BabyBokChoy said...

I caught a peek of that amazing card on the CPS blog, but i was in a hurry and at work and didn't catch who made it, well, glad to see it here and know that it is a stunningly gorgeous card!

Melissa Elsner said...

I'm always so inspired by your cards! Love those photos too. So beautiful!

angela ploegman said...

I'm in love with the first card...awesome texture!

Lovely Linda said...

Hello Linda - you have got me wanting a specilaty drink now - YUMBLY!!
Your card is gorgeous - I love the colours and the texture - fabulous! Thanks for the inspiration and the beautiful photos!! {{{hugs}}}

Myrna said...

Linda
Lovely cards and pictures.
Thanks for the yummy specialty food tips. We don't have a Target in Canada but boy am I going to be keeping a sharp eye out for the peppermint Lindt.
Myrna

*Vicki* said...

So many fabby things to share sweetie! YES, I love this time of year and all that it offers!! GORGEOUS cards for sure and what awesome photos too!! Thanks for sharing all of this today!!HUGS

dstandard said...

Fabulous cards! Love your gorgeous photos as always!

Casey Wright said...

Wow! These cards are beautiful and so are the pictures! TFS!

ellen s. said...

oh gosh is that card awesome!

have a great and wonderful holiday, linda!!!