Tuesday, October 30, 2012


Today, the last day of the month is THE day I get to post my card for the monthly Crafters of Faith (COF) group. Our October Hostess was Sharon and here is what she asked:

Ok, friends; I'm here to post the challenge for the month of October .....take a look...
"Be joyful always; pray continually; give thanks in all circumstances,
for this is God's will for you in Christ Jesus." I Thessalonians 5:16-18

Wow, it's hard to believe that there is only 3 more months left of 2012...where has the time gone?? Some of you may know from reading my blog this week that Autumn is my favorite season of the year. In Southern Ontario it is quickly making its appearance and where I'm from the colour of the changing leaves can be quite spectacular. It's so inspiring--I just love it! Autumn also includes my most favourite holiday celebration--THANKSGIVING!! It's hard not to love a holiday that calls on us to give thanks for our blessings. I realize not everyone around the world celebrates this holiday, and our friends in the U.S. don't celebrate until November, so for this challenge you can choose to make either a card for thanksgiving OR a thank you card for someone who has been a blessing to you. Please use at least 2 designer papers and 1 embellishment, and most importantly, have fun! I can't wait to see what you've created!

I have been all about my leaf dies, so I (of course) used the maple leaf to go with my large (from my stash) leaves. My two DP's are the checked flower and the insets of my die cuts, and my embellie is my brad holding everything together! The sentiment, and die used for the tag which it is stamped on, are from amuse studio.

Make sure to check out the blogs of my COF group in my left sidebar! They love LUV too!

Thanks for stopping by!

Edited to say:
Yes, this posted early...blogger was NOT my friend tonight, so here it is early rather than late!  HUGGS!


Ana Carolina Little said...

WOW April I LOVE what you did with the four window leave frames. Your main leaves are gorgeous as well. Well done for this great challenge!!!

Darlene said...

Breathtaking colors and fantastic layout!! Your creativity always impresses me, April! You are a blessing to many people and to me as well!

Jeanette (Forest Ranger) said...

Oh my goodness, April! your card is amazing! I love the four-quadrants type of layout... and the colors... and the leaves! STUNNING!!!

I'm so glad we're in Crafters of Faith together!

kadie said...

April, this is GORGEOUS!! I'm going to have to get me some leaf dies now too. Gorgeous colors and awesome layout. Perfect for this month's theme.
Thankful for you, my friend! HUGS

maryrose said...

Ooh, your card is lovely! I LOVE autumn leaves, and these are so pretty! Glad to have you in our group!

:: BlueInks :: said...

Really pretty card, April. I like how you reversed the leave panels. The colors are just perfect!

Carol W said...

Wow April...this is a masterpiece..wonderful, awesome card...you did an amazing job on it and I love it...great leaves...great layout...awesome colors...You rocked this one...I am grateful you are my friend...big hugs...♥

stamp-color-and create said...

Wow, what a beautiful card! Of course, I love the colors but what is even more fantastic is that you used maple leafs which is the leaf of my country, Canada. And they are so pretty, too. They look so real .. are they? Thanks for playing along with me this month.

Barb said...

April--your card is stunning. Love the leaves and the colors are perfect. I like the window background too.

marsha said...

Wowzer, I just the design with your gorgeous autumn leaves! The colors are breathtaking - they really pop! I'm thankful to be a part of the COF group and I'm looking forward to getting to know you better!
Hugs and blessings,

Liz Williams said...

WOW, April, this is such a beautiful layout and love these rich fall colors.

Lola said...

Gorgeous and wonderful bold colors. Your layout is beautiful.

MiamiKel said...

Wow just absolute wow!! This is a shining of how lovely autumn is and the leaves are perfect! Stunning card design my friend!!

Thank you for being a wonderful blessing in the COF group!! Xoxo