Sunday, November 13, 2011

All Kinds of Thanks

Although I make every effort to be thankful ALWAYS, this time of year is a perfect time to reflect on the things for which I am most grateful.  I made this card this morning, and I'm going to give it to a family for Thanksgiving that has been a tremendous blessing to us this year.  We are so grateful for all the wonderful friends God has sent into our lives over the years.  But the Spencer Family has really blessed our family this year, and I want to let them know how special they are.  God is SO good to bless us far beyond what we deserve.

Close-up of stamped image:

I used all older supplies that I had on hand, including a beautiful autumn colored vintage lace.  I hope the Spencers like it, and I really hope they know how much we thank God for them.

I am entering this card in the challenge at Stampin' Sisters in Christ as well as City Crafter.  You can read all about this awesome blog, and the challenge, by clicking on this link:
http://stampinsistersinchrist.blogspot.com/2011/11/challenge-115-i-thessalonians-518.html - Challenge #115 - Gratitude
http://citycrafter.blogspot.com/2011/11/city-crafter-challenge-blog-week-82.html - Week #82

Thanks for stopping by my blog to take a look, and you  might want to consider entering these fun challenges.

Blessings to you all,

Karen

17 comments:

  1. Beautiful, Karen... and a very touching post!

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  2. Hi.. This is very nice.. As you said We should always be thankful GOD.. I like the design paper and the brown lace..

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  3. you've wonderfully captured the feeling of fall in your card! very pretty! Your friends will love it!

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  4. THis is a nice card... love the fall colors!

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  5. What a pretty card for your special family!! I especially like the pretty lace on your top border adn all the fun stitching! Thanks for joining us in this weeks' challenge at Stampin'Sisters in Christ! Have a blessed week!

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  6. Hello Karen. Oh my goodness, this creation is stunningly beautiful. Fabulous colours and papers. I adore the braiding and the patterned border at the bottom. It is so lovely to see the sentiment as the focal point of your card. Truly beautiful.
    I am "following" you my friend, and wait to see more of your fab creations. Happy crafting.
    Love Sandra xx

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  7. A gorgeous card ... so very autumnal .. thanks so much for playing along at CCCB

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  8. Such a gorgeous card. Hugs, Marion

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  9. Beautiful card.Thank you for joining us at Stampin Sisters in Christ.

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  10. Hello Karen. I have just looked for my picture and it is missing off your followers list, it was there this morning (2nd picture in) I feel awful that you think I am not a follower.
    This is my email Karen, if you email, I can contact you sweetie.
    Love Sandra xxx
    s.baldwin397@ntlworld.com

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  11. HI Karen. I love your card, Im sure your family will love and cherish it. Lee x

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  12. What a pretty card.. Thanks so much for playing along with us over at CCCB!

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  13. This is a smashing creation x
    Thanks for joining us this week @ Delightful Challenges & Good Luck x

    hugs sally x
    sallysbitz.blogspot.com

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  14. Lovely card for the fall, thanks for playing along with us at CCCB!

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  15. Such LOVELY work! Thank you for joining us at CCCB!

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  16. Hello Karen - this is beautiful! I love your image and the details you have surrounded it with!! Thanks for joining us in this weeks' challenge at Stampin'Sisters in Christ! Have a great week! {{{hugs}}}
    Linda SSIC Design Team

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  17. Karen, how lovely! That piece of lace adds the perfect touch, but I'm prejudice towards lace, so of course I would think so! =) I've looked and looked and looked again at this card. I know for a certainty I couldn't take all those elements and put them together into such a wonderful card. They would't 'go together' in my mind! Fantastic job!

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