Sunday, November 20, 2011

Thankful And Some

It is time for the Simply Sunday Challenge at Getting Cricky.  And the theme this week is GIVE THANKS.   We are creating projects to reflect something or someone we are thankful for.

 There is a sweet friend of mine, who came close to losing her life due to the treatment of cancer eleven years ago.  She was on life support for four months.  It was such a terrible time, that it is hard to even think about it today.  Well, she did survive which is nothing but a miracle.  And now every November she and her husband have an evening of Thanksgiving at their home for some of their closest friends.  We do not look back and talk of her illness.  We reflect on all that we have to be thankful for and talk of plans we have, to make life better for others.  My friend and her husband both are gourmet cooks so not only is the company at the dinner special, the food is amazing!!!   This past Saturday evening, we all gathered at their home for our annual evening of Thanksgiving.    This is the card i am sending to her tomorrow, thanking her and her dear husband for their friendship and graciousness.

I used the Holiday Cakes cartridge to cut the branch with the acorns. I drew the lines on the acorns with a  colored pencil.  The vintage Thanksgiving image is a free image from Melin at Cooking With Cricut.  The paper I used for the card is from K&Co.  I added some lace from my sewing stash and a pretty sheer green ribbon and bow to compliment the branch.  A few Recollection gems were added to give the card just the right bling.

The beautiful sentiment is created with the K Andrew Design stamp sets Fall-o-ween and Winged Things. 

Both of these sets of stamps are so wonderful and versatile as all of Kristal's stamp sets are.  You can check out all the wonderful stamp sets Kristal has created by clicking HERE.  

Please join our Give Thanks challenge this week by linking up your project to Getting Cricky's Simply Sunday.  We look forward to seeing what you have created.  And, while you are there take a look at all the inspiration the Design Team has created for you.  Don't forget to visit their blogs  and leave them some love.  

Have a great week and a Blessed Thanksgiving.     



  1. This is so pretty and a touching story!! Your friend is going to love this!!
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  2. What an amazing story of survival and thanks. I love that she is so positive to have this event with friends every year. That is awesome! Your card is amazing too, you can tell by the details and work you put into you that your friend is very special to you! Have a wonderful Tahnksgiving.

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  3. Oh Charlotte, what a gorgeous card and the reason for it is so beautiful! What a wonderful card to celebrate your friend and her husband! The attention to detail you put into all of your projects is just fabulous! I love this :)

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  4. This is such a beautiful card and story. Thanks for sharing with us.
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  5. Wonderful card! I'm sure they will love it! And I must say your story brought tears to my eyes...I have had multiple family members make it through cancer so far and it is deffinitly a blessing.. <3
    I can tell your card came straigh from your heart! Wonderful job!

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  6. Love, Love, Love it!! I love all the colors, great job!!
    Hug's and Happy Craftin :)

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  7. Fabulous card Charlotte! I love everything about it!

  8. Beautiful card and a lovely story!
    Miranda :)
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  9. This card is just beautiful, really love it!

  10. So lovely!

    Happy Thanksgiving!
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