Monday, November 19, 2012

Season of Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving, the day, is in three days.  Thanksgiving, the season, should be all year long.  Some people I know keep a gratitude journal, others include their thanks in prayers.  Whatever way you choose to give thanks and praise, do it often.  No matter what your circumstances, you should be able to find something every day that you can be thankful for.

In keeping with the season, several blog challenges have used various themes of thankfulness this week.  I chose not to do a traditional Thanksgiving card but one that could say thanks to anybody, anytime.

The branch and leaves are cut from different images on Straight from the Nest.  The branch originally had small leaves but I wanted the colorful maple ones so I cut the little ones off and added the new ones.  The maples were cut in two sizes from photo paper, then colored with Distress Inks.  The card base and top are cream and the narrow shadow is rust.  The stamp is from My Craft Spot's Thank You set and I double stamped it with Walnut Distress Ink, moving the stamp a little to make a shadow.

I am entering this card at:
Pause Dream Enjoy - Thank You
Friday Mashup - A Thankful Fall
My Sheri Crafts - Give Thanks
Fantabulous Cricut - Be Ye Thankful
My Craft Spot - Thanksgiving

Thanks for stopping by.


  1. This is beautiful love the branch and leaves. Caroline xxx

  2. So crisp and clean! Quite nice! Thanks for sharing it with us at My Sheri Crafts! :)

  3. What a wonderful card, Bobby! I LOVE the way your leaves turned out - and what a great idea to use maple leaves (says your Canadian crafting friend)!!

    Thanks so much for playing along with us at My Craft Spot!

    Small Bits of Paper

  4. I agree with you on the attitude of giving thanks. I really like your card, it's clean and simple yet striking. Thanks for joining us at FCCB this week!!

  5. Like the Clean & Simple CAS style of your thank you card. Thanks for entering Pause Dream Enjoy Thanks challenge.
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"
    PDE DT Group B

  6. I love this, simple, beautiful, great job! Thank you for joining us this week at FCCB!

  7. This is a beautiful card. I often fill my cards and LOs with no space left but I love the look of this clean lined design. So happy to have you join at FCCB.

  8. Beautiful and elegant card! Love the maple leaves. Thanks for playing along with us at the Friday Mashup this week!

  9. Lovely card - great idea to double-stamp the sentiment to create the shadow effect. Thanks for playing along with the Friday Mashup!

  10. Beautiful! I love your clean look!! Thanks for joining the Friday Mashup this week.

  11. Lovely CAS card! I love the color of the leaves so much; those are always my favorite out of all the fall colors. Thanks for joining us at The Friday Mashup!

  12. What a wonderful CAS card, I love it!

    I agree, we should be thankful everyday. Life is so short and we really must appreciate all we have!

    Thanks for joining us at The Friday Mashup!

  13. What a beautiful card. I love it's simplicity. Thanks for playing with us this week at Pause Dream Enjoy's "Thank You" challenge. Hope to see you again soon :)


  14. This is so simple and yet so beautiful! thanks for playing at My Craft Spot!

  15. Simply lovely, thank you for joining us at My Craft Spot :)