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Thursday, November 24, 2011

CAC Thankful Thursday DT Share - No Challenge

Happy Thursday and Happy Turkey Leg!!!  Today would normally be the start of a challenge with the Thankful Thursday Design Team but we wanted to take this time to share what we are thankful for.

I have to start by saying that I am thankful for quite a lot.  LIfe has been EXTREMELY difficult lately but I'm still standing.  I'm thankful that God loves me and because He loves me, He sent His Son to redeem me.  Without Him, I don't know where I would be.  

I'm thankful for my family. They are gift from God and I'll take the good with the bad.  It's made me who I am today.  And to tell the truth, when I look back on the bad, some of that mess is just plain funny now. 

I'm also thankful for the creative ability that God has given me.  I enjoy making creations and exploring various creative arts.  This is truly a joy for me and brings calm to my crazy world. I'm so very thankful for the beautiful craft friends that I've met through this Blog/Facebook world.  I'm hoping to one day meet you guys but if I never do, please know that I'm blessed to have you in my life.  Special hugs and kisses go out to my DT leaders - Jenny, Melinda, Kristal, and Cathy.  You all are a special blessing.

Now, in the last two years, we have been through a lot of transitions.  We've moved quite a few times.  I have four children and adjusting can be difficult but I thank God that He protects and provides.  My second oldest is EXTREMELY shy/quiet.  I am concerned sometimes that she won't make friends or will never feel settled with all the moving that we do.  Well...she shut my mouth Tuesday night.  She came in and told me her "BFF" is having a birthday tomorrow and that she wanted a card for her.  I was so thankful that she made a connection with someone that I stayed up until the wee hours making something special for this child.  It did my heart good!

Here is the card I made for her.  It features two of K. Andrews stamp sets.  If you haven't tried them, she has some AMAZING sets and a portion of the proceeds from the sale of each set goes to wonderful charities.  Please go over and check her out!  

Fashionable Friends stamp set by K. Andrews
Amazing You stamp set by K. Andrews
Recollections cardstock
patterned paper from my stash
Mother's Day Bouquet Cricut Cartridge
Sakura gel pen

So remember, enjoy today for tomorrow is NOT promised.  I love you and there ain't nothing you can do about it!  Be sure to stop by tomorrow for the Thankful Faith Blog Hop.



Debbie said...

Beautiful card love those colors thanks for sharing my friend
Happy Thanksgiving
Hugs Debbie

Scrappingmamma's Crafty Creations said...

What a lovely Card my friend, Thank-you for sharing~! Happy thanksgiving~!
Scrappingmamma ~:-)

Jovan said...

Beautiful card! Happy Thanksgiving!

Anonymous said...

What a beautiful card

Creative Cutter Room said...

This is a very beautiful card. TFS Cathie

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