Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Thanksgiving Blessings

In just a few days, families will begin gathering to celebrate Thanksgiving.  My DH and I will head to my aunt and uncle's for an early dinner with my family and then out to his parents’ for a late dinner with his family.  The holidays have always been a special time with our families, but the events of 2009 really changed things for my DH and me.  For those of you who don’t know, we lost my husband’s father last year in addition to our little angel Faith.  Despite all the sadness these losses brought into our lives, they have also opened our eyes to the blessings around us.  There are still tough days, but we have settled into our new abnormal and have a renewed appreciation for all the blessings God has given us.

While we will not gather with all our family and friends this Thanksgiving, we will be thinking of them… those who live close but have others to spend the holiday with, those who live many miles away, and those who are blessed to enjoy this time at the Lord’s table in Heaven.  We will miss them all.

In honor of Thanksgiving, I am entering the following card into two fun challenges this week.  The first is the Gaby Abby Challenges with SEI 7 ~ Anything Thanksgiving challenge over at Scrapbookaholic.  The second is Challenge Me Monday ~ Challenge #37 Thankful For... at Fantabulous Cricut.  Fantabulous Cricut challenged us to create a project about something we are thankful for.  No, I am not thankful for turkey... well, okay, this week I am very thankful for turkey... and stuffing... and mashed potatoes... but yeah, that's not what I am thankful for in this card.  I made this card especially for my grandma, and I am so very thankful for her.  She is the recipient of many of my cards, and I truly enjoy the time I spend crafting special cardsto send her.  And above all, I am truly thankful for the phone calls we share each time she receives one of my cards in the mail.

♥ Cardstock ~ Stampin' Up! (Rich Razzleberry, Old Olive, Pumpkin Pie, and Crushed Curry) and Recollections (Spice Market - brown)
♥ Ribbon ~ American Crafts Fall 2010 Dollar Spool Collection (I'm totally addicted to these liittle spools!)
♥ Button ~ Favorite Findings Ocean
♥ Turkey and Gobble cut from Create A Critter

Until Next Time, Cricuteers!
~ JD ~



this card is cute :) Thanks for playing along with us at FCCB.


Cute card! so glad you could enter the Gaby Abby Challenge!! See you at the Black Friday Blog Hop~Im part of it!!!!


I love all the purple!!! Your card came out sooo cute!!!!! Thanks for joining us!!!



What an absolutely adorable card.That turkey is too cute. I love it and I love, love your attitude, despite your losses (I am sorry for both of them) you still have a positive upbeat attitude. You sound like a strong woman! Have a beautiful Thanksgiving and I am really going to sit down and realize what I have to be thankful for, THANK YOU!!!


How pretty. I love how the purple goes so well.

Thanks for playing along at FCCB this week.

Happy Thanksgiving,


What a great card! I love the bright colours and that ribbon matches so perfectly. I'm sure your grandmother will be delighted!
Thanks so much for playing along at FCCB this week!


Very cute! Love the purple you used. Thanks for playing along with us at FCCB.

abusybee - DoubleClick Connections

Cute card! Love the fun colors!


How Fantabulous is that?!! A purple turkey....love it!


Cute! Thanks for joining Challenge Me Monday at FCCB :)

Cathy Martin

Cute card. I love the stitching. Thanks for playing with us at FCCB.


Love the fun color choice! Very cute turkey and very nice job on the card.
Thanks for joining us at FCCB and good luck!!


I LOVE PURPLE!!! Great card! Thanks for playing at FCCB this week!


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