Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Serendipity Stamps - Thankful

A new monthly challenge begins at Serendipity Stamps.  Our theme this month is Thankful.  That can be a nod to Thanksgiving, or even a Thank  You card.  Mary, the owner of Serendipity asked the DT to make a card and tell a story of something that they are thankful for.   Ok... I hope I don't sound too cheesy or sentimental here, but for all the ups and downs I've had in my life I still feel so very blessed.  Problems all seem to be temporary (even if they last a few years), and I always seem to land on my feet.   I am so blessed with a wonderful family, good health, my sweet dog, wonderful friends who share the same interests as me and  the simple pleasures that surround me.  Life is good. 
November is a very thankful month for me.  I was born in November, married in November,   Both of my kids were born in November.  You get the picture. 

I chose a clover for my design today because sometimes I just feel so darn lucky.  Serendipity Stamps was my very first DT and yes,  I was asked in November.    
I copied this from Wikipedia - a brief definition of Serendipity.
Serendipity means a "fortunate happenstance" or "pleasant surprise". It was coined by Horace Walpole in 1754. In a letter he wrote to a friend Walpole explained an unexpected discovery he had made by reference to a Persian fairy tale, The Three Princes of Serendip. The princes, he told his correspondent, were “always making discoveries, by accidents and sagacity, of things which they were not in quest of”.
I'm thankful for Serendipity.. for things I'm not in search of that seem to find and delight me.  
Want to know what the rest of the team is thankful for?  Just click on their names to jump to their blogs.  We have a very special guest this month too - my very sweet friend Lisa Minckler from You Made Me Ink!  I hope you'll stop by and tell her hi!

Karen Amidon
Marybeth Lopez
Miriam Napier
Vickie Zimmer
Jenny Gropp

Want to go shopping?  The sale this week is  20% off both the Thanksgiving and the Autumn Categories through 11-12.

Supplies Used:  Finished Size 4.25 x 5.5"
Stamps:  Serendipity Stamps:  Serendipity, Clover
Dies:  Cheery Lynn L7 Silver Stacker Ovals, DL252 Horizon Oval Boutique, MFT Fishtail Flats
Pattern Paper:  Anna Griffin "Olivia" 6x6"  THANKS MARYBETH!!
Card Stock:  PTI White, Kraft, SU! Rose Red
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black, Versafine Onyx Black, Copic
Twinery Twine Solid Blossom
Lace May Arts 1" Crochet Velvet Ivory Pink
Sequins:  Pretty Pink Posh
Pin:  Maya Road


Mary Dew Lee said...

Jeanne - I loved your story about the Princes of Serendip! Your clover is beautiful - an exact replica of a large one that popped up in the middle of my zinnias this fall - a pretty new fresh pink flower amongst the fading ones.

Marybeth said...

Not too cheesy at all, sounds beautifully grateful to me. Love this lovely layered card Jeanne. Happy to see you use this AG patterned paper absolute beautiful!
I guess November is your extra busy month... enjoy!

Kim Heggins said...

Beautiful card Jeanne and I loved reading your post. I had no clue how special this month is to you...just so sweet.

Nancy Penir said...

I don't think Serendipity stamps could have a better or more talented designer than you, Jeanne! Your happy style is a delight with every visit, and this is no exception! Bright, sweetly pink, with that gorgeous sentiment! And if it's not too cheesy of me to keep saying, LOVE every layer!
PS, we have 3 birthdays in November!

Joyce said...

I had no idea that so many wonderful things happened to you in November. Perhaps sometime, you should visit San Diego in November, as we always have good weather here then. Your card is stunning, as always.

Sharron said...

Gorgeous card, Jeanne! The colors are wonderful and I love the papers, lace & embellishments. I've always loved the word 'serendipity'. A group I belonged to gave the name to their annual sale and it seemed like such a great choice. Sending you belated birthday hugs! I'm getting worse & worse about keeping up with friends :(! Hope your day was wonderful!!!

Lisa Minckler said...

Do I sound redundant to you yet? I'm sure I sound like a chatty doll that incessantly vomits words of praise and admiration for you and your work. Well I'm sorry, but you're just that amazing.
Your work blows my mind. Thank you so much for inviting me. I am having a blast. :)
Big hugs to you Jeanne.
Lisa x

Julie- justwritedesigns said...

This is so pretty, Jeanne! How serendipitous that so much has happened to you in your life in November. Love your clover image and sweet colors.

Miriam said...

Lovely composition of colors and paper Jeanne! I love anna griffin paper too. Nice story as well.