Monday, November 20, 2017


I've been really thankful today! Since I'm allergic to eggs I can't take the flu shot and several days after meeting lots of people at a craft fair I got the flu, then my auto-immune thing started and left me with lots of muscle spasms. It's been four years since my leg muscles were so contracted that it felt difficult to walk. That time it had lasted for about a year, so I've been praying and resting a lot, taking the extra magnesium and other nutrients my doc at KUMC wants me to take.  Today I can tell I'm getting better, so you can imagine how thankful I am that it's only been a week instead of a year!

Here are two versions of a Thankfulness card I made using the Cricut. I used brighter fall colors for the first.   I chose a leaf cut that had some vein details cut into the center. I inked the edges of the cut out leaf and backed the negative leaf space with some old Pomegranate paper from my stash.

My second one with more subdued colors and I think I like it even more.

Inside, I printed a lovely Thanksgiving Prayer I found all over internet. I saved the inside pages as jpgs if you'd like to use them. On the left inside I printed:

On the right inside I printed:

Thank you for visiting! I hope you'll have many reasons to be thankful and to share your thankfulness with others!

I'm sharing these cards with the following challenges:
Crafty Calendar November Challenge - Autumn Colors
Dragonfly Journeys #105 - Glamorous gold
Dream Valley #168 - Add texture
International Art and Soul #21 - Autumn Colours
Use Your Stuff #289 - Thankful

Ingredients:  CTMH cardstock, retired Enchantment Fundamental (Pomegranate), Falling for You designer paper, Gold Glitter paper; CTMH Goldrush and Pomegranate inks;  Cricut leaf cut from A Child's Year, CTMH "Leaves" embossing folder, CTMH "Thankful for You" thin cut; retired CTMH buttons, fibers and ribbon from my stash


Hazel said...

Both are beautiful cards and the colours are perfect. The blessings are perfect too and I'm thankful every day. Thank you for joining us at IAAS. Hazel x

Jeannie said...

Hi Vickie! Gorgeous cards and I just love all of the beautiful Fall colors. I'm so glad you're feeling better too. Being creative is therapy for all of us. Thanks so much for joining my Glamorous Gold blog challenge :)

Jeannie T.
Dragonfly Journeys

Sue said...

Stunning cards and gorgeous Autumn colours thanks for joining us at Crafty Calendar hugs Sue J xx

SewPaperPaint said...

We are truly blessed indeed! I just love both variations of this design. The embossed background is so amazing, but I also love the relief of the muted background. Very inspiring! Happy Thanksgiving to you and hugs, Autumn

missgailly said...

Both cards are beautiful. Hope you continue to feel better. Thanks for playing along at USE YOUR STUFF - Gail

Heather said...

These are both lovely! Thanks so much for playing along with my challenge - Heather R

Chris C said...

Love the burlap and beautiful embossing! Thanks for joining us at Use Your Stuff.