Friday, November 13, 2015


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Happy Friday 13th!   And it is a good Friday indeed here at Graham Manor.  There is a bit of snow in the air...I have the diffusers in the house working....And a new whole house humidifier is to be delivered today.   Geeh, what is a Momma to do?  *smiling*   Nothing makes me happier than taking care of the ones I love.

No matter how much I love them, I stress relieve by crafting.  And that is what I did yesterday.  I had an idea come to mind..and I had to see it come to life.  

What do you think?  

Eek!  I just love it!  To me, this card shows how creative I can get and how outside my typical zone I can go.  

My card layout was inspired by the WPlus9's Sketch challenge.  
The circles and scallop line inspired movement to me.... And I had the Simon Says Stamps Monday and Wednesday challenges on the brain too.  So leaves and thanks (inspired by the word November) and Thinking of You (inspiring the purpose of the card and inside touches).  

The panel was created using ALL WPlus9 products.  Have I told you that WPlus9 is one of my favorites?  

I started with a 4.25 x 5.5 panel of Dove Grey card stock.  I used Warm Wool ink and Autumn Leaves stamp set.  I used second and third generation stamping to create the background.  The stamping was inspired by the two colors on the panel in the sketch.  The stamping at the top is a bit lighter and less crisp than the stamping on the bottom.  

I stamped the letters and 'swirls' from the Happy Mail stamp set in Silver Lining ink.  

I added clear Wink of Stella to the leaves.  

To round out the front, I stamped some dots and clusters in all the inks from the Fresh Cut Florals stamp set.  

I finished the inside with a sentiment from Hand Lettered Thanks and a cut from the Gift Card Layers Die.  


  1. Wonderful design - love your background, Tonya! Thanks for sharing this with us at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge!

  2. Tonya, lovely card! The colorful leaves on top of the gray background is beautiful, and I love the subtle gray leaves you stamped! Thanks for joining us this week for the Monday challenge at Simon Says Stamp!