Thanks ever so much and a Card Giveaway!

PP269 Let us Give Thanks Fall Theme Card

How did it get to be November already?!  (And as hubby reminded me yesterday, only a little over seven weeks until Christmas!)

I do enjoy this time of year with all of the holidays and preparations and family time.

November reminds me to be thankful, and our theme for this week’s Paper Players Challenge seems so fitting:  Let Us Give Thanks – Fall Thank You Cards (PP269).

So on this first day of November, I want to say Thank YOU ever so much my “lifeinbetweener” friends.  I so enjoy sharing this journey with you and appreciate your comments and kind words whether in the form of a like or comment here, on Facebook, Twitter, an email or card, or in person.  Thank you for sharing with your family and friends.  I am always amazed when someones comes up to me and says something like, “My friend told me about your blog, and I read it every day,”  And then I love when they tell me what they like best – whether it’s the recipes or stories or photos or DIY cards or watercolor art or crafts or chuckles with Charlie – all the stuff I love to do “in between.”

I would like to send this card to one of you to use to send to someone you want to thank.  Simply leave a comment –  a simple hello or anything that is on your mind, and I will do a random drawing on Friday to choose someone to send this too.  I may even add another bonus card or two!

PP269 Let us Give Thanks Fall Theme Card flat

For my stamping and papercrafting friends, here is how I made this card:

  • I masked off an oval in the center of a piece of very vanilla card stock and stamped it with the Penny Black Script Letter Background stamp in Memento Black ink.
  • I then randomly stamped on top of the edges with the Inkadinkado Maple Leaf stamp.
  • This was followed by sponging the edges in three layers of color beginning with StampinUp Crushed Curry, Pumpkin Pie, and finally Cajun Craze inks.
  • I cut out two ovals with StampinUp Oval Framelits using #2 and #3 from the smallest – #2 in very vanilla and #3 in black.
  • Same sponging was done on the small oval as the larger piece, and then I stamped the Thanks ever so much Sentiment on using the Paper Smooches Pretty Phrases stamp set.
  • To put it all together, I matted with another piece of black onto a Crushed Curry Base.
  • Embellishments to finish it off included some dark brown candy dots, a bow of linen thread, and a ribbon of burlap.

Be sure to check out the other design inspiration cards by our amazing design team at The Paper Players and play along with us.

Thanks again friends, and be sure to leave a comment for the drawing!  I can’t wait to share this with someone.

Cheers & Hugs,

73 thoughts on “Thanks ever so much and a Card Giveaway!

  1. Thank you Jodi for sharing how you made your card…it is beautiful! Blessings and I think I heard somewhere around midnight “they’re off!” for the Holiday rushes! Must have been dreaming!!! 7 weeks till Christmas? WOW!

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    • Thanks Jenna – I have a few on my LifeinBetween Etsy site, but I really don’t focus on it. I usually spend quite a bit of time on each and it is for a specific purpose, so I could never make enough money to pay for what I put into it – haha! Plus it kind of takes the fun out of it for me. But you never know – Sometimes I change like the wind 🙂 I appreciate your kind comment!


    • Thanks Torrie! For now, I really much rather enjoy giving them away and making them each unique and individual. I do have a little Etsy shop that I started but have not really promoted or done much with. Maybe at some point. Thanks for your sweet words!

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  2. Jodi
    At life in between has become my treat in the morning. Yes you trump coffee! By starting my day of with your always beautiful, heartfelt and thought provoking blog, (to 15 year old me was excellent), I feel that it recenters me to start off on a properly motivated path and from pure spot. You set the tone for my day and I couldn’t be more Thankful! Charlie, you artwork and the recipes inspire me. God bless and I hope that you always have fresh inspiration to fuel your beautiful heart. And please keep sharing. You are doing something so amazing. Hugs love and prayers.

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    • Rhonda – this is about the sweetest comment I have ever received! You completely made my day! Thank you so very much for your kindness and support! Words like this keep me inspired! 🙂


  3. This is a beautiful Thanksgiving card Jodi but we all have so much to be thankful for – not just at Thanksgiving. I love reading your blog in the mornings and I love everything you blog about. Put my name in your jar 4 or 5 times. LOL!

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  4. Thank you, Jodi, you do beautiful work. I imagine each piece conveys your love and caring more than you may know. You have inspired me… It used to be that I would post every day on Facebook something I am grateful for… Maybe I’ll do it this on my blog this, my blog’s first year!! Thank you!! 😊

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  5. Gah! I can’t believe your husband reminded us that it’s just a bit over 7 weeks to Christmas. I wasn’t panicking before, but I am now. 😛 LOL! Such a gorgeous card with great fall colors. I think the burlap detail really makes it extra special!

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  6. Hello Jodi: I just love the texture of the burlap ribbon and twine, and the rich colors of your gorgeous card, the shading you did, from light to dark gives out a lovely glow.
    I believe we should be grateful all year round, family and sweet friends add sugar and spice to our Lives.
    Thank you for the chance to win this lovely card.
    Maria Rodriguez.

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  7. I am so drawn to your card! I love how subtle yet beautiful the background is. Fall is one of my favorite times of the year and I just love trees and leaves. Love the background and everything else about your card. I need to get some burlap because I see how it can add some lovely texture and dimension to a card. Thank you for the opportunity to win!

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  8. You are so sweet, Jodi! I’d love to receive one of your handmade cards but I’d have difficulty giving it away! You bring so much sunshine to my day and I’m so thankful for YOU! 😄🎨🌟🌈🍂💙

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  9. Beautiful sentiment on a beautiful card from a beautiful person 🙂 You have made my in between moments so precious! Life is sweeter with your posts! And not just sweeter by tasty treats that I make from your recipes 🙂 Thanks for your blog, but most of all for being SWEET YOU! 🙂

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  10. Lovely card, Jodi! A friend recently directed me to your blog and I was hooked immediately I even forward it to my husband, who’s an amateur watercolorist. He enjoys it as much as I have.
    My best to you,
    Connie S


  11. You had me at “card giveaway”! I always admire your cards. You did one some months ago…may have been a sympathy series, very simple with purple flowers that I still think about when I see a new card pop up. Such pretty little cards you make!


  12. I really enjoy your blog! I’m not sure what my “department” is, as I like them all and I think the variety (your art, Charlie’s guest blogs, the great recipes) are part of what makes it so interesting. Keep up the great work!

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  13. Jodi this card remains me of piles of autumn leaves and cozy log fires – the colours and details of your background are amazing. A fab card for this week’s challenge. I love reading your blog, papercrafting and everything else in between – although you are killing me with those lovely recipes – I need to join a gym!!!!

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