Wednesday, November 5, 2014

I'm thankful for 'Love In Every Stitch'

Hello and welcome back wonderful people!
I was asked to share in the fun at Serendipity Stamps Challenge Blog this month, by my good blog buddy Jeanne (who by the way has been published in so many magazines it's crazy cool and yet remains so incredibly humble. She's truly a kind and talented lady!), for their November challenge of Thankful!  I was thrilled and honored and humbly accepted and I can't wait to share with you what I used from their delightful store!

 Narrowing down my options was so much harder than I thought it would be. The store is filled with stamps and die cuts and morsels of creative inspiration. Choosing a focal point was challenging, but so much fun!
Here I've used Quilted Pumpkin and Be Thankful
We have a very special tradition in my husband's family that I just adore.  It's so sad when a relative passes away but they not only remember their wonderful memories together, but some of the women create a keepsake from favorite articles of clothing.  One year we got a quilt made from Grandpa Sullivan's flannel shirts and another year we received a stuffed teddy bear made from Grandma Sullivan's robe.  It's like being hugged by them all over again and just knowing that there's love in every stitch makes me so thankful for my family and this precious tradition.
That is why when I saw this gorgeous Autumn pumpkin with the various patterns, I thought it would be fun to paper piece it together, as if it were grandpa's flannels and then add faux stitching as well as the ever wonderful sentiment to live by.

 The Thankful challenge runs for a month and there will be more inspiration coming in a few weeks, but if you'd like to participate, please refer to the rules here and then have a blast perusing the virtual aisles in Serendipity Stamps, a FABULOUS store run by Mary, who I thank whole heatedly for sending me such impeccable stamps and die cuts....thank you!!

EVEN MORE GREAT NEWS!!!
This week’s sale will be 20% off both the Thanksgiving and the Autumn Categories!! . 
This special is good through 12 November 2014.

Need even more inspiration?  
Then please visit the extremely fabulous Design Team and see what they're thankful for too!


ser-en-dip-et-e 
 n: 1. an aptitude for making desirable discoveries by accident. 2. good fortune or luck.

Thank you EVER so much for your visit today. I'm so happy you stopped by.
I hope this finds you well, happy, and crafty!
hugs,
Lisa xx

25 comments:

Jeanne J said...

I am so happy and humbled to be playing along with you today Lisa! You always amaze and inspire me with your gorgeous creations and wonderful imagination. I only wish I could see the world through your eyes, and it would be a dream come true to see you in action crafting away. Maybe I can bribe your son with a secret camera???!

Regina Easter said...

i am sooooooo thankful to know you, see your work, and have ya on my team....this is amazing...

McCrafty's Cards said...

I love this Lisa, The pumpkin looks like its quilted fabulous design.
Kevin xx

Tammy said...

Such a lovely tradition and so wonderful that you could recreate it and share it with us in your card! Absolutely brilliant creation!

Ina said...

What a beautiful story and tradition Lisa. Love all the fabulous elements you added to this yet another gorgeous piece of art.

Mitra Pratt said...

Yes! That is what I said when an email popped into my inbox from your blog! Absolutely adorable card! I really love the look you gave to the pumpkin! Super pretty! Thanks for sharing that story too about your fam! Hugs!

Anita Houston said...

That pumpkin is stitching awesome!!! What a wonderful make!!!

artful-notions said...

Oh Lisa, this is wonderful! Love every thoughtfully gorgeous layer, and the way you stitched your pumpkin, on those warm autumn colors. Your family sounds very special!

Dr Sonia S V said...

Lisa this is so beautiful ...I love the textures you have added too
Cheers
Dr Sonia
Cards Crafts Kids Projects

Patricia St Martin said...

Lisa, I LOVE that special tradition, that is another way of keeping a love one alive in your thoughts. You must have a very caring family, I think you are blessed. Your card is wonderful and love what you did with the pumpkin. Thanks for sharing that with us.
Hugs Pat

Marybeth said...

Hi Lisa! Oh my gosh this is one fun filled card with beautiful layers . Your family tradition is a beautiful and creative way to remember someone that has passed. Thanks for sharing that with us.
I agree with everything you said about Jeanne, I don’t think she even knows how amazing she is.
Congratulations on being asked to GD we are so happy to have you.

Marybeth said...

I forgot to mention how much I love the way your pumpkin turned out. gorgeous!!!

Tina Goodwin said...

Wow! This is the most beautiful card ever! The colors you used work very well together. It's beautiful! Flawless!

Mary Dew Lee said...

Lisa - I've been waiting on pins and needles to see what you would create for Serendipity and it's just wonderful! Your story is beautiful and your card a perfect representation of it. Thanks for helping us out this month!

Lisa S. said...

Wow, your card is amazing and I love the patterns and texture on that pumpkin. I'm so glad you shared your hubby's family tradition. That is such a wonderful idea and I think we'll have to incorporate it into our family traditions. I knew the Minckler fam was cool! Have a terrific week L2. xx

Pia S said...

Making keepsakes to remember family members sounds to me like a lovely tradition. And I think your paper pieced pumpkin turned out beautiful!

Julie- justwritedesigns said...

How pretty, Lisa! I love your papers and the fabulous dimension on your beautiful card. The buttons and banners are wonderful. So great to have you with us this month!

Mary J said...

Another piece of art, Lisa! You've made a luscious gorgeous card!

Karon said...

Stunning card and what a fabulous tradition you have. Thanks for sharing and have a wonderful weekend.

Kelly Neis said...

I adore your card, love the beautiful script and the quilted pumpkin is gorgeous with the background. I love your family tradition and how loving for everyone to take part in it. You are very blessed to have someone care enough to make those things. I love your stories, tell me more!
Hugs Kelly

Sandy said...

A wonderful family tradition Lisa. Your card is reminiscent of this tradition. Beautiful card Lisa - you are indeed blessed to have such a wonderful family!
Sandy xx



Tracy said...

That has got to be the sweetest family tradition I have ever heard of. I love how you've incorporated it into your card. Paper piecing it is the perfect way to go Twang. I'm so thankful for you. :-) Hugs!

Lori said...

Love the stories about the Grandparents Sullivan. Such a wonderful tradition! Your card is wonderful, too - love the paper piecing!

Vickie Z said...

Gorgeous card!!! Love the chevron background....perfect with this sweet pumpkin image and the sentiment....So glad you joined us this month!!

Buttons said...

Loving the patchwork pumpkin and your family tradition of using relative items to make something to remember them by is such a beautiful one. Thank you so much for sharing that. Jenny x