Nov 27 2008

HAPPY THANKSGIVING!

Happy Thanksgiving!  Hope you have a wonderful turkey day!  We are headed to my mom and dad’s shortly for a Thanksgiving meal.  Next year it is my turn, but this year I only needed to make the Pumpkin Pie and Cranberry Salad.  Those are my traditional contributions.  What are your traditions?  Do you do anything special or unusual?

Since I used Season of Friendship for my Halloween cards and my Patriotic card on election day, I had to continue the trend and use it for my Thanksgiving card this year.  I only mailed out about a dozen to friends and family.  I’m sure it is heavily inspired by several other cards I’ve seen using the Top Note die.  I paired it with the Autumn Vine Designer Paper.  I love every single pattern in that package!

A very simple card, really.  The base is Chocolate Chip, layered on top with Autumn Vine, then a Very Vanilla Top Note diecut.  I stamped Happy Thanksgiving with Chocolate Chip ink and punched it with the Wide Oval.  I wrapped some Chocolate Chip ribbon around the diecut, and sponged around the edges with Chocolate Chip ink.  Leaves were stamped with Old Olive, More Mustard and Really Rust and the trunk with Chocolate Chip.  That’s it!

I just want to mention how grateful I am that Stampin’ Up! has given me an outlook for my creative expression.  In addition, it has truly brought some wonderful people into my life that I would never have met otherwise.  I remember going to Convention for my first time 7 years ago and my upline (who had been in the business for 7 years then), seemed to know everyone and say hi.  I was amazed.  Now, when I go to Leadership or Convention, I love renewing the friendships and catching up with people I only see 1-2 times a year!

I’m also thankful to be blessed with a wonderful family, good health and my needs more than met.  What more can I say?  I am thankful.


3 People have left comments on this post

Nov 27, 2008 - 08:11:46
Mary Brown said:

It truly is a tree for all seasons! Happy Thanksgiving to you too!

Nov 28, 2008 - 02:11:52
Janet Smith said:

Beautiful card! I love that stamp set!

The tradition for my family – for any “family” holiday that we’re all together – is that I make my grandmother’s homemade crescent rolls. They are so good, and it reminds us of our beloved grandparents who have been gone for more than 30 years!

Nov 30, 2008 - 06:11:18
Dee Jackson said:

This is so pretty!! I love it!! I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving!