3 November 2014


Hello Friends!!
Today the"My Artistic Adventures Challenge Design Team" is Blog Hopping with Gloria Stengel's 
"Craft Hoarders Anonymous" Design Team!!

Challenge #19 For all that You do, Thank You!

Create a "thank you" gift for this challenge. It can be a Thanksgiving hostess gift or a simple thank you card. It can be a "thanks for helping me out of a jam" present, or a "thanks for being you" scrapbook layout. As long as your project says, "THANKS," enter the challenge! We want to see you de-hoard some of your stash and say thanks to someone! (Your project does not have to be Thanksgiving-themed!)

One Talented Participant that Links up their "Thanks" project to the
will receive a $25 Gift Certificate to the

Below is my inspiration project.  I am thankful for my online friends, the many connections I have made over the years and all that I have learned in our online art community.  I have received so much more than I have given, it is quite a lesson.

I have enjoyed creating mail art over the last few months and what a perfect way to send a (in real life) "thanks for being you" to some of my online friends.  Heather's  Vintage Autumn digital images work wonderfully with the autumn papers (K & CO) I have in my stash.

This will take you no time at all to whip up, get a production line happening and build up your own stash of "thank you" mail art pieces.  Here I have used 7x10 inch kraft envelopes which I have folded in half, making the envelope 7x5 inches.  Use a bonefolder on your crease, it will be much easier to crease again after the next step. Cut your patterned paper to fit including the envelope flap, cover the envelope with your paper (use a glue stick) and smooth it out.  You can now trim any extra paper from the flap.  I use double sided tape to adhere the sides.  Take a look inside, you now have mini divided storage folder.  A sweet little treasure to send/store bits and bobs.

We will be starting the Hop at the
You can see her Design Teams Inspiration Pieces there and on
their individual blogs.  Here is a list below.

How would you like a SECOND chance to win a 

Hop on over to the 
My Artistic Adventures Challenge Blog
to get all the details!!
Thank you for Hopping!!  I am going to be unable to join you but looking forward to catching up.  Have a great time and good luck!