My Heart Is Filled With Gratitude

At Festive Friday, we are celebrating Farmer’s Day.  I grew up on a farm in western Illinois.  Dark rich bottom land was perfect for growing corn and soybeans.  Lush pastures and noisy barnyards were perfect for cattle and pigs, horses and hens.  Growing up, I was blessed with a simple, yet fulfilling life, and my heart is filled with gratitude for having had this opportunity. Today’s card commemorates this phase of my life. Are you ready to play at the Home of the Inspo List?

My heart is filled with gratitude
For this week’s challenge, we are inspired by Farmer’s Day. Remember, at Festive Friday, you do not need to actually celebrate or make a card for the occasion featured. Your goal is to simply use three or more items from the inspiration list on your project. I used green, wheat, die cut, kraft card, and thank you sentiment to create my card. I can’t wait to see what YOU create!

My heart is filled with gratitude
Colors Of The Day
my heart is filled with gratitude
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I love layers, and I love arranging die cuts, so in creating today’s card for Farmer’s Day, I was in hog heaven! The rich colors and subtle patterns of the He’s The Man designer series paper collection formed the perfect backdrop for the sheaf of wheat, die cut wheat heads, and wheat stems.  Distressed Gold mats and wheat heads add an unexpected touch of elegance, while the die cut Distressed Gold heart is the perfect little accent for the powerful sentiment.

my heart is filled with gratitude

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For more inspiration, be sure to visit the rest of the  Festive Friday Challenge Design team:

Ann Schach

Beth McCullough

Sharon Hashimoto Burkert

Melanie Hungerford

Helen Jennings

Melva Peters


Diane Evans 

Joanne James



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  1. Ann, I love all those gorgeous colors together. the touches of gold add just the right amount of sparkle and shine. Another fabulous card, Ann

  2. Fabulous layering of your wheatsheaf Ann – the touches of gold add a beautiful decadent touch too.

  3. Bonnielee McGuire

    Gorgeous card, Ann.

  4. Stunning!
    Love the colors, the layout along with the embossed bacjking.
    Great card Ann. Really makes for a Beautiful Gall card.
    Enjoy the weekend.

  5. Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous! The distressed gold paper just adds so much…mine is on the way!

  6. Gorgeous “harvest time” card!

  7. Beautiful card Ann!

  8. Love the bright colors and choice of items for this great design

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