Happy Thanksgiving from my house to your house! I hope you have the best day - surrounded by friends and family! Here's to lots of full tummies and full hearts on this special day of giving thanks! I am cooking the entire dealio here at our house and I loooove doing that. I even bought our turkey two weeks ago! It's the one time of the year when I buy real yeast and make real rolls... YUMMY. The best part of course being leftovers! I need to cook, eat, and get to sleep so we can get up at 5am and go out shopping! Yes, we are crazy Black Friday shopping peeps. It's a tradition for us - love to be out in the hustle and bustle of the season. Do you go shopping or stay home in your PJ's!?
I am thankful for so so so many things today. This has been a really good year. Overall, I feel empowered and grateful and happy. We are healthy and employed and we even got to go on vacation just a few weeks ago. So much to thank God for. And, specifically, here on the bloggy blog, I am extremely thankful for YOU - my crafting friends. I am thankful for every bit of encouragement and all the kind words you so generously give me all year long. Here's to you!!! XOXO
I know I have been Christmas crafting like a mad person - but I did want to make a card just for Thanksgiving too - that one last day of Autumn... So I got out a cool new Die cut (by Sizzix called Garden Gate), and some of my very Favorite Papertrey Ink stamps and dies and went at it! Here's the result and Happy Thanksgiving!
This die cut comes in two pieces, the back piece and then the gate....you just glue them together. It's meant to make an album, but I used it for a card. Isn't it cool? I'm already imagining Spring flowers and birds, and all kinds of good stuff. For today's card I used some beautiful pumpkin stamps and leaves.... It was great fun to layer everything...
This sentiment stamp is from Papertrey Ink also. I cut out a banner and stamped it in dark brown ink...and then added a couple of leaves.
It was hard to photo this card!! You can see on the left side where I glued the two parts together - it's a bit thicker right there. I added a tree in the background in dark brown. That die is from Papertrey Ink also. For the extra yellow and red leaves I stamped the top of the pumpkin (it's a separate stamp) on some cardstock and then cut them out by hand. This way they all match - but in different colors. I also layered two together on the pumpkin tops - you know I love foam squares!! LOL.
This stamp set is called Scentimentals and I LOVE IT!!! I made this coffee card using it a while back too. These pumpkins are the perfect thing for a Thanksgiving card. I used Distress Inks to color everything - in Olive, Mustard, Marmalade and Barn Door. YUMMMMM.
Here's a photo of the die - It's from Sizzix and Eileen Hull. You can see my pieces here too.
Before I glued the pieces together, I gently distressed around the edges of the cream fence with some Antique Linen ink.
The 'thankful' die is cut from dark brown paper and then glued on top of everything else at the very end. Then I added a few brown rhinestones... I love Fall.... Good bye Fall....
HAPPY HAPPY HAPPY HAPPY HAPPY HAPPY
WITH LOTS OF LOVE FROM ME, MARK & BUDDY