Friday, November 4, 2011

Perfect Sentiments Challenge 05: Thanksgiving with Brads/Eyelets

The Perfect Sentiments Challenge this week was to create a Fall/Thanksgiving card.  In addition, the twist was to use brads/eyelets.

I had to search high and low to find some brads.  There was a time I had so many of them I never thought I would run low.  Oh, Santa....

My card all tied up and open:

I finally found some brads and used those throughout, did a bit of embossing of leaves and words, buttons, chipboard and embellies were from my stash, and the pumpkins were stamped and colored with SU markers.

Last night on the news they had a report regarding all the squirrels in a local park.  People are being asked not to feed them.  These squirrels are not shy one bit as they will follow you hoping for a handout.  The news went on to show people feeding them, not from a distance, but where the squirrels come right to your hand, put out their little arms (?) to take the food.  They don't then snatch it and run, they wait hoping for more.  Evidently, a few peeps have been bitten on the fingers offering them food.   Thus, with the now "Don't Feed the Squirrels" I thought they should be thankful for what they have received.  If only they knew they should have run and tucked that morsel away for later.

There is no favorite Thanksgiving song this week although I do prefer that Christmas songs begin after Thanksgiving.  Instead of a song, my favorite clip from Charlie Brown's Thanksgiving where Charlie Brown, Patti and Linus discuss their plans.

I guess I am a bit partial to anything regarding Peanuts.  Not only was Charles Schultz from Minnesota but many moons ago when I was a senior in high school I played Lucy in a Charlie Brown musical.  

"Feeling gratitude and not expressing it, 
is like wrapping a present and not giving it." 
~ unknown ~


Stacey's Creative Corner said...

Sassy, this is so pretty! I love all the detail throughout this card! Thanks for joining us this week at The Perfect Sentiment!


Jennipher said...

Sassy, you really have outdone yourself this time! Its amazing what this reveals when unfolded. You truly must have worked on it for hours! Thanks for being so faithful to Perfect Sentiments.

The Paper Peasant said...

O wonderful creation!! All that work wrapped up into one creation!! Thanks for sharing the squirrel story and the quote as well, I really enjoyed those!

KarenC Inspired said...

great card! The many layers & openings are so interesting!

Sarah Bennett said...

My goodness! You sure loaded a lot of wonderful work into this project! Love the way you incorporated all those brads into it. Great job on the challenge; thanks so much for joining us at The Perfect Sentiment!

jan farnworth said...

wow you out did yourself sassy this is awesome. thanks for joining us at the perfect sentiment.

shaunnaRooskie said...

Sassy you outdo yourself every time!!! i love this - so much fun about this card :) i <3 Peanuts too!!! they always remind me of the holidays :) thanks for playing with us again this week!