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Give Thanks Always - Gratitude

Hello again my dear sweet friends

I have slowed down considerably in making cards this past year and have realized I miss making them.  I had some cardstock I have been wanting to use and so began the process of seeing what I could come up with.  I have been thinking a lot about gratitude lately and decided to have that as my theme.  
My only goals were to keep it clean and simple, use fall colors, add some bling and use a sentiment rather than an image.  It was so much fun making this card and my passion for cardmaking has been reignited and I can't wait to make many many more.

I am submitting this card into the following challenges:

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  1. This is gorgeous love the design and the colours are beautiful. Caroline xxx

  2. Beautiful card Laine, love the papers, the pearls and wonderful sentiment. TFS

  3. It's absolutely gorgeous,Laine! Love the papers you used. Beautiful focal point with that verse and flower and a great finishing touch with those pearls.
    Michaela xx

  4. Laine,
    Such a lovely card, look at all those pearls. I have been checking out your work and really like a lot of your thing on ETSY. Have a super day.
    Hugs, Heide

  5. This is a lovely card, Laine. The turquoise is beautiful and I love the pearl trim you have added. It's perfect for our challenge at Opus Gluei, thanks for joining in!

  6. Simply put together-I love it!!! its so crisp and amazing ....I have no words for this!

  7. I'm wearing my DT hat, Laine....wanted to tell you that this is a very beautiful card....the colours are gorgeous, and I adore that sweet flower! Thanks so much for adding the lovely sentiment, too, and for linking up at Twist of Faith....good luck!

  8. So pretty, Laine! LOVE all the textures in your blossom! And thank you ever so much for the super sweet comment you left on my blog yesterday! What a sweetie!

  9. This is utterly fantastic, Laine! Terrific sentiment (and soooo true!) and I love pearls. Hugs.

  10. Beautiful card and beautiful thought. Really like the gorgeous colours. Such wonderful work. Thank you for sharing it with us in this week's challenge at Twist of Faith. God bless you.

  11. oh! elle est vraiment très jolie et cette fleur est juste fabuleuse!!! biz

  12. So pleased you have discovered your love of cardmaking, it is a joy to rediscover our mojo for a particular style or type of art. Glad to hear you're excited about it! Your card is perfect for all the criteria you set and it works beautifully for our Opus Gluei theme of leaves or halloween, so glad you came out to share your creativity with us!

  13. What a great card.

    Thank you for playing along with us at Can You Digi It?

    Mary Ellen C.Y.D.I. DT

  14. A beautiful creation Laine... I'm a big believer in the importance and giving of gratitude in our faith... thank you so much for sharing it with us at Twist of Faith!
    hugs and blessings,


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