Thursday, November 24, 2011

Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving to all of my US friends and family! I love this day. I'm so blessed and thankful for the many things in my life that make it so rich and full. Spending the day today with my family, eating wonderful foods and laughing and memory making is truly what this holiday is all about. I recently saw this quote on Pinterest and thought it was perfect for today: "Not what we say about our blessings, but how we use them, is the true measure of Thanksgiving." (WT Purkiser)

I've been having so much fun participating in My Scrapbook Nook's Card Sharks contest. Here are the cards I made for this week's challenges.

This first one uses Webster's Western Romance and Wonderfall papers. I thought it was perfect for today. The challenge was to incorporate nature and woodgrain. I used some Crate Random paper (aqua) that has a woodgrain pattern on it and the bouquet is the nature part.



I wanted some die cut leaves, so I broke out my Cricut and cut them. It's been ages since I used it and I'm so glad I did! I'll be using it more often for sure. I added a berry bouquet, a flower whimsy and a Papertrey stamp.



The next challenge was to use a Bingo card or grid pattern. I decided to make a grid of my own.



I used Crate Peppermint on here. I punched the snowflakes and added lots of little bits and baubles of chipboard.



Finally, my third card is for the 'Royalty Challenge'. We had to use a crown in our design.



I used My My Mind's Eye papers, Tattered Angels chipboard, Prima flower and Melissa Frances brooch gem. I love the colors in this line!



So that's it for today. Off to watch the parade and prep my appetizers for dinner. :)
Thanks so much for stopping by! I'm truly thankful for your visits and comments. Have a blessed Thanksgiving!!

9 comments:

Paper Squirrel said...

Gorgeous cards! Happy Thanksgiving!

pattyo said...

Fabulous cards each and every one! Love the color combinations and embellishments. Have a wonderful day today! Hugs!!

Romy said...

My oh my...you got me speechless, these cards are all so gorgeous! I really love the grid pattern and the glittery snowflakes. The floral bouquet on your first card is such a nice detail too. And your third card is another beauty! The bling accent looks perfect on it. Happy Thanksgiving!

SmilynStef said...

Absolutely gorgeous cards ... love those soft hues.

catchinghappiness said...

A belated happy Thanksgiving to you, too, Anabelle! I love the quote you got from pinterest... so true! Your cards are stunning, as always. I especially love the first one with the leaves and soft colors of blue and off white. Just beautiful! ~Amy Tara~

cnelson said...

Hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving! Your work as always is just GORGEOUS!

jaz said...

Oh WOWWW! Anabelle...loveliness overload...


jaz

Audrey Pettit said...

Hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving, Anabelle! Beautiful cards! Always LOVE your projects!

Mel M. M. McCarthy said...

This is just gorgeous. Your work is stunning!