Friday, November 4, 2011

Thankful with a Turkey Twist Challenge at Guylou's!

“He is a wise man who does not grieve for the things which he has not, but rejoices for those which he has.” — Epictetus

With the Thanksgiving holiday quickly approaching, we all start to think of all those things great and small that we are thankful for.  I know for myself, I have much to be grateful for - a wonderful family that I adore, friends that support me and make me laugh, a warm house and a soft pillow to lay my head on at night, food on the table, clothes on my back....

For our new challenge at Guylou's Inimitability, we thought it would be great to see those Thank You or Thanksgiving themed projects.  The twist for our challenge is to include a turkey somewhere on your project!

I used the Leah cooks a turkey image from the GI store and paired it with this fitting sentiment from TLC.  I just love the image because it reminds me of Thanksgiving morning - prepping the Turkey at the crack of dawn with the sounds of the Thanksgiving Day Parade on tv in the background.  A lot of prepping but the look on everyone's face as the turkey hits the table is priceless! 

One lucky winner of our challenge will be awarded a $10 gift certificate to the GI store and be invited to join us in an upcoming challenge as a Guest Designer!  Wow, now that's some prize!

You have until November 17th to play along - and remember, you can play along with any image on your creation, but if you use a Guylou's Inimitability digistamp, your entry will count twice!!!! But money is tight you say?  Well have no fear, you can visit Guylou's online store and grab a freebie to play along with!

Can't wait to see all your Thankful with a Turkey Twist creations!

Medium:  Copics
Image:  Leah cooks a turkey by Guylou's Inimitability
Sentiment:  TLC
Papers:  Wassau cs and My Mind's Eye
Making Memories Distress Ink in Brown
Cuttlebug Swiss Dot Embossing Folder
Crocheted lace trim and roses in stash

Dutch Dare - Thank You or Thanksgiving
Moving Along with the Times - Food and Drink
4 Crafty Chicks - Die Cuts
Createalicious Challenges - Distress Your Edges
Digi Darla Challenge Blog - Holiday Harvest
The Pink Elephant - Distressing
Card Makin' Mamas - Cut It Out (Die Cuts)


  1. Thanks for the assignment Sara! It was really fun to do. Your card is very nice. Love the patterened papers and the colours are nice.

  2. I love your distressed corner and brown roses Sara.

  3. Thanks so much for challenging us with such a fun challenge. Your card is beautiful!!! Love the design, shredded edges and the way you cropped Leah!!! Fabulous!!

  4. Beautiful card, Sara! Love the distressed DP and the wonderful image and sentiment!

  5. Just gorgeous! How funny that we kinda used the same color combo! Great minds and all Love your distressing and the way you used the flowers. Just perfect.

  6. WOW Sara...this is beautiful! Love the color combo. And thank you for being a great friend! HUGS!!

  7. Oh Miss Sara, this is beautiful!! I love the distressing, and your colors are gorgeous! Mwah!

  8. Love this, the perfect sentiment, paper, and I love the distressing!! Fabulous!!

  9. Fabulous card - love the distressed edges and gorgeous flowers.
    Thanks for playing along with us at MAWTT with us this week.
    Good luck.
    Debs xx

  10. Great card, love your distressing & the colours are fab!

    Thank you for sharing with us at MAWTT this week, good luck!
    Hugs Shell xx

  11. FABULOUS card Sara! I love those sweet little roses! The ENTIRE design ROCKS!!!

    Love and hugs to you my DT Sistah!!!

  12. What a pretty card! I love the distressed edges and the curled back corner. Browns and pinks are always a favorite of mine!

  13. The colors are on this card are gorgeous! I love the distressing.

  14. Great card, Sara. I love the distressing and that green lacy ribbon.

  15. beautiful, sara! your coloring just amazes me... you're so talented!

  16. Lovely card, great image, love the distressed look,

    You can view my card here

  17. Very nice, thanks for playing along with CMM!

  18. Such a pretty card! Love the layering and distressing! Love it! Thanks for playing over at!

  19. Super cute card with that wonderful image. You can almost taste thst turkey cooiking & the pies are in the oven. Wow it's going to be here before we know it. Love your awesome coloring & papers.