Wednesday, November 25, 2009


It's been a pretty special month for me, card-making wise! I had such a lovely time as the Guest Designer for the Color Throwdown Challenge, which was a total hoot! AND, I got some special love and confirmation from CARDS magazine ~ my first ever published card actually hit the news stands! {OMG!} Anyway, overall, a very happy time for the "E-stir" as a paper crafter, so I thought a little "thank you" card, in honor of my feelings of gratitude to the CTD gals, was a nice way to play with the colors of the week!

Here are the GORGEOUS colors!

Ribbit ~ Ribbit! Check out THIS adorable frog image! I busted out this fun set that includes two frogs, two mushrooms and little crown and a flower... Adorable fun from those cool "Pink Persimmon" gals, whom I met at a local craft fair last weekend... {Please google them or email me, if you'd like more info!} This was a super fun set is called, appropriately, "Ribbit!"

I so love a little watercolor work, so these images are FABULOUS fun, for me! Violet stickles really brought out the magic of my lil' evening toadstool scene! {Life is much more fun when you color with a little STICKLE!}

So, here we are ~ the moment of gratitude! THANKS to all of the darling, talented and super sweet designers of the Color THROWDOWN! What a super place to play, to learn and to be inspired by! If you have never partaken in the Color Throwdown challenge ~ I sure hope you'll give it a try!

So, there you go! I'm thankful for many things in my blogging and card making pursuits... But most of all, I'm thankful for all of the darling friends I have met! Thank you for sharing a little of your time with me, and have a wonderful day!

Supplies ~

C/S - Stampin' Up!
Stamps - Pink Persimmon, Hero Arts
Ink - Stampin' Up! & Staz On
Ribbon - Stampin' Up!
Punch - Martha Stewart Crafts
Glitter - Stickles
Die Cut Circle and Sentiment - Sizzix/Stampin' Up!


Dotty Jo said...

Hi Elise, this is wonderful - that little fellah looks as if he'll jump out of the screen and hop around the room! I'm totally thrilled for all of your recent card making success - it is sooooo deserved! Look what you did with these colours, totally fabulous and what a great photograph. Love, love, love it! Big hugs, Jo x

LeAnne said...

Wow, I am so impressed---a dream come true, to be published! Woohoo! Congrats to you over & over! This card is FUN--and thanks for keeping us in stitches over the last month! You know we will still keep in touch, though! :D

~amy~ said...

Okay, seriously...who can resist that sweet frog on the sweeter shroom? Love this...tons....

Karen said...

Amen on the Stickles! Love 'em! And I seriously have a crush on your froggy!! I've grown a wee bit partial to frogs since having our own Princess Froggy....who sits in that exact same position often. You rocked your month as CT's Guest Designer and I've so enjoyed seeing every new creative little piece of art you make each week! :>

Rosemary said...

Double Woohooo!!! Sweet-stir!!! Fabulous run on CTD, girl fabulous run!! Love this adorable litle froggy scene! When I first saw the card the little guy made me think "Rainforest Cafe"!! Too cute!!

diane said...

Oh Elise, congratulations on being published!Where and when can I purchase it. I would buy anything that you! I think you are so talented and am very thankful to have a friend like you. Have a great turkey day with the family. much love, diane o.

Courtney Baker said...

How fun are you girl! I love this fun card, and contrats on being published. I still have to wait until January to see my first one in Stamp it Cards. I can't wait!

papertrails leaver said...

Okay, I am not sure how or why I was not getting your blog updates but signed up to follow because I just love your creations! Congrats on the CARDS love! How exciting to be pubbed in a magazine! well deserved
:-) Happy Thanksgiving to you!

Broni said...

Your card is simply adorable and so are you! You've been a blast to work with and I'm so sorry to see you go!! Huge congrats on your first published card!!! A super star is what you are!!

Heather Rogers said...

How cute is that frog? Love it! Congrats on your card making it into CARDS. So happy for you.

Carol L said...

I've really enjoyed seeing your beautiful cards during your month of guest designing for the CTD, and heartfelt congratulations on getting published!! What a thrill!! I'm so happy for you :) Your thank-you card is so cute in the CTD colors! I love my stickles too :)
Happy Thanksgiving :)

Maria Matter said...

and you rocked these colors!

Congrats on being published!!!
Blessings, Maria

Cathy Rulli said...

What a fun card!! Great job and congrats! Getting published never gets old!!!! Enjoy! We've really enjoyed having you as our guest! Best of luck in the future!

Vanessa said...

Elise, big Congratulations on your Pub!!! This is so well deserved, your creations are fabulous and I love them! This one is no exception! Adorable frog card! Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family!!


Tammy Hershberger said...

Congrats on getting published, Elise! That is such a great feeling! And LOVE your little ribbet-er card! We thank you too, for being such a fabulous addition to our team this month! Thanks for your wonderful, fun spirit!

Barbara said...

BIG congrats on being published!!! How exciting!!! Love your ribbit-ing card, Elise, and thanks so much for joining us this month!

dpkennedy said...

Congrats on your publishing!! This card is so cool! I love the groovy look and that adorable frog!

It has been an absolute pleasure having you join us this past month! I look forward to all of your wonderful creations!