Always Thankful for You (and Blog Candy)

rrbc27Hello, Stampers! It was so much fun seeing the great cards that were submitted to our last sketch challenge. I hope you enjoyed it as much as we did! We are starting a new color challenge today and you really need to play along! Let’s see what you can do with this pretty combination. We are Always Thankful for your participation! It’s so easy to play along, too! The only requirement we have is you stamp your card with a older but still loved stamp. Doesn’t that sound like fun?!

This is a super busy time for me so I am not able to blog very much. I know you will be patient with me when you read to the end of the post today! (hint, hint!)

Anyway… I just barely got this card done in time to share it with you, but here it is!

Always Thankful, Gratitude, Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is one of those holidays that I truly appreciate. What a great idea to set aside one day during the year where you make the time to be with those you love! This stamp set, Always Thankful, is one that truly speaks to me and has kept its position on my stamp shelf since it retired a few years ago.


I will be so busy over the next couple of weeks so will probably be taking a break from blogging. However, I really am Always Thankful for you all who pop by and even more so when you leave me a comment. Therefore, I hope you will leave a comment about what Stampin’ Up! product (or anything else) you are thankful for! Every time you come by and leave a comment you are entered to win this:

blog candy

This is what I have to give away – so far! The longer I am away, the bigger the prize will get – and it might just include some really cool tools, too! Keep checking back and add to the “Gratitude Journal.”

Please stop by and check out the rest of the Design Team inspiration over at Retro Rubber Challenge Blog then get your much loved older stamps out and play along! Do you remember when you got them? Please tell us because we love to hear your stampin’ memories! Please join us before the challenge closes on Friday, November 20th.

So, I hope you liked my card today! If you did, please take a minute and leave me a comment! I love hearing from you! Ready to shop? I offer prompt customer service when you shop online with me. AND you can earn FREE stamps with my Secret Stamper Rewards Program. Learn more HERE. And don’t forget to look at the new Weekly Deals! Just click my Shop button to go straight to my 24/7 Online Store. Below are the products used for today’s project.

If you have any questions, please feel free to email me at [email protected] any time. Thanks for coming to my blog today! Until next time,

Stampin’ Products to make this card (click to purchase):


  1. Love these colors together and how you used a vintage stamp with the new SU products. Really a wonderful thanksgiving card! Have a great time with your family and can’t wait to see what card inspiration you come back with!

  2. Gorgeous card, Debbie! Love the brick wall effect! I had a friend who mentioned that Thanksgiving was one of the holidays where being grateful for family and friends was paramount and gifts were not expected. I try to remember now not to mix it with Christmas. It should stand on its own. Your card is so lovely and I am Always Thankful to call you my sister!

  3. I love seeing all the great SU samples every day. They are very inspiring. Thanks for the chance to win some fun products. I especially like the snowflakes.

  4. I enjoy seeing your creations and they give me Lots of Inspiration! I enjoy using all kinds of Stampin Up products so its difficult to pin down just one.

  5. Love the card, the brick wall embossing folder is a great addition. Great minds think alike. I saw another card from the RRCB that used the same stamp set. Loved them both. I am always thankful for my Savior first and foremost.

  6. Oh my gosh I love that card! As usual you always pick just the perfect colors, but then how could you go wrong with the selection of excellent colors SU has! I am Thankful for so many things, God ,family and friends are what come to my mind first

  7. Beautiful card, Debbe! Love the color combo. Thanks for the inspiration. I am thankful for the variety of Textured Impressions Embossing Folders from SU. It makes that perfect touch for a card with little effort and wonderful results. Enjoy the season gathering with family.

  8. Wonderful card with the texture, layering, die cuts, and ribbon. Love how you can compose such beautiful cards! I am thankful for my Savior and for my blessed family!

  9. Love your card, Debbie. As always, it is beautiful! You do such nice work, and I’m so grateful that you share your talent with us. This is such a wonderful season. I have so much to be thankful for.

  10. Hi Debbie: This is truly a beautiful card to celebrate a special “thankful day” I am so thankful for my family, children, grandchildren & great grandchildren. We have a close big family with lots of nieces, nephews, great nieces & nephews and now working on great great nieces & nephews,
    The stamp set used is beautiful, so sorry it is retired. I did not have a chance to get this stamp set. My most favorite stamp sets are Lovely as a Tree & Thought & Prayers.
    Thank you for the opportunity to win your giveaway items. I enjoy your daily blog & will miss reading your blog while you are busy. Have a very nice Thanksgiving with family & friends.

  11. You’re cards are always so pretty! I’m just grateful that stampin up has wonderful representatives like you that share their wonderful works of art and give those of us with less talent some great inspiration! Thank you so much for sharing!

  12. I love the wall! The shading is so great and gives such depth. I’m loving the framelits that match up to stamp sets that SU offers!

  13. Love your card. The background wall is gorgeous. I’m thankful for all the beautiful designer papers that SU offers. This holiday season they are especially lovely. Thanks for a chance to win your candy.

  14. I love your card/cards. You have a talent for making beautiful cards. I am thankful for many things and the vast array of stampin up colors-paper and inks. Thanks for the chance to win some blog candy.

  15. We may have used the same stamp set but boy did you do justice to this image! I love the bricks in the background. It is no wonder all of your cards are so beautiful – if you can do this in a short amount of time! PS – I love the enamel dots – I wish SU! would do more of those to go along with the candy dots. And no – do not enter me in your blog candy drawing. I just saw the enamel dots and love them!

  16. I love seeing all your beautiful cards. I am most Thankful for all the Friends I have made through Stampin Up. Am I am Thankful for my Big Shot.

  17. What a wonderful card. I am thankful for all my stampin up friends.

  18. I am thankful for beautiful ideas from people like you for inspiration! I too just love Thanksgiving!

  19. What a stunning and sophisticated card! You blow me away! Just 1? Guess I’ll have to say embossing folders this time:)

  20. The textures and layers here are so awesome! The detail is so lovely and inspiring! Wow! <3

  21. Love your card Debbie, so detailed but not fussy. I love the use of the colour palette too. Enjoy your break. Nice blog candy! Cx

  22. I am so thankful for the inspiration received from your blog. I am thankful for each new day as I approach my 1 year anniversary of survivorship with Breast Cancer. Crafting is my creative outlet and gives me an opportunity to make cards of gratitude for all those who have come into my life this past year. Thank you for your blog!

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