Monday, November 24, 2014

Give Thanks Card Set

This week we celebrate Thanksgiving on Thursday. When I was a girl my thoughts focused on the Pilgrims, their hardships, and the feast they had their second year in America thanks to the help of Native Americans teaching them how to raise American foods. They had much to be thankful for that year. More recently I learned that Abraham Lincoln proclaimed our national celebration of Thanksgiving in the midst of the Civil War, when few might have little to help them feel thankful. Both historic events point us to the idea that we should be thankful in the midst of plenty and in times of trouble. Scripture also directs us to be thankful to the Lord for His lovingkindness no matter what our circumstances are.

Here's a set of cards I made to give to friends and family.

The first card I made uses a new CTMH background stamp, Season of Thanks. I embossed the olive background, inked the stamp with Versamark clear ink, and used green and brown chalk to make the design pop.

The next two cards used CTMH designer paper from Pathfinding instead of the background stamp.  All three cards have embossed background that I sponged with coordinating ink. The verse I used is an older one from Verve. 

Thank you for visiting. May you take time to reflect on the many blessings God has given you, even during hardships or trials. May this week be a time for reflections and expressions of gratitude that will continue all year!

I'm sharing this card project with the following challenges:

Chalk-ah-Lot Cafe #70 - Thanks/Thankful/Thanksgiving with chalk

Frosted Designs Friday Challenge - Thanks with twist -ribbon/trim, twine, washi tape
Fun-day Friday Challenge #67 -from Jo's Scrap shack - Happy Thanksgiving
Great Impressions November Challenge - Thankful Thoughts

Kitty Bee Designs Aloha Friday Challenge #37 - Thanks/Thank You
Open-Minded Crafting Fun Challege #24 - Grateful
Quick Quotes Friday Challenge #45 - Gratitude/Thanksgiving
Sentimental Sundays Challenge #234 - Heartfelt Thanks
Sweet Pea Stampers - Thanksgiving
Word Art Wednesday #159 - anything goes with uplifting message


Cindy Groh said...

Fabulous cards. I love them. Thanks for joining me at Chalk Ah Lot.

Unknown said...

Honestly, this set of cards are absolutely stunning. Thank you so much for sharing your inspirational art with us at Word Art Wednesday. We appreciate your participation.
Blessings, Carole Robb Bisson

Mynn xx said...

These are AMAZING, Vickie! I adore the layout and the beautiful colors and patterns you used, too! Thanks for joining us at Great Impressions! HUGS! :) Mynn xx

Susie Bentz: My Time to Play said...

Beautiful card set - great idea to create the same card in a variety of colors. I love the embossed background! Thanks for playing along with the challenge at Quick Quotes this month!

Crafting Vicky said...

What a gorgeous set!!!! Love the awesome details and the DP you have used!!!

Thanks for joining our fortnightly challenge here at Open Minded Crafting Fun Challenge. Hope you will join us next time co-owner Crafting Vicky.

Tracey said...

Wonderful set of cards!
Thanks for joining us at Sentimental Sundays :o)

Athanasia said...

I love your card set, beautiful work! Thank you for joining our challenge at Frosted Designs!

Kellie 0:) said...

Beautiful card set. Love that quote. Thanks for joining us at Jo's for Funday Friday

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

So gorgeous!! Thanks for playing along with Frosted Designs!!!

Unknown said...

Beautiful cards!!! Love the inspiration!! Thanks for joining us at Frosted Designs!!

Leah said...

These are beautiful! I love the design and the buttons. That is also one of my favorite verses. Thank you for joining us at Great Impressions!

Milnie said...

These are gorgeous, such a wonderful set of cards!
Thanks for sharing your card and your talent with us over at Open Minded Crafting Fun Challenge.

Milnie DT

Unknown said...

These are absolutely fantastic cards! Really beautiful set with gorgeous colours in each and every one of them! I love the embossed backgrounds!

Thank you for joining us at Open-Minded Crafting Fun Challenge and Good Luck! Hope to see you back again soon.

Hanne, DT

Leanne said...

FABULOUS set of cards!!
Mahalo for joining us at Kitty Bee Designs Aloha Friday Challenge #37!