Thursday, November 6, 2008

time to be thankful

Fall is here and after a busy summer it's always nice to finally sit down & relax a bit. The weather is cooler, the days are shorter and in just a few weeks we will be enjoying a wonderful Thanksgiving meal.

It's also a great time to be thankful and express our gratitude to family & friends! Why not take a moment this month and send your family & friends a little note of gratitude? Pull out those supplies, let your kids join in and just write a simple, heartfelt note thanking someone. Let them know how thankful you are that they are in your life!

Here's some great quotes to motivate you, along with some examples of a few easy cards that you can do.

Silent gratitude isn't much use to anyone. ~G.B. Stern

We can only be said to be alive in those moments when our hearts are conscious of our treasures. ~Thornton Wilder

Thanksgiving, after all, is a word of action. ~W.J. Cameron

He who thanks but with the lips Thanks but in part; The full, the true Thanksgiving Comes from the heart. ~J.A. Shedd

Feeling gratitude and not expressing it is like wrapping a present and not giving it. ~William Arthur Ward

Supplies used:
Pattern Paper: Paper Salon Spice Foil Falling Leaves
Rub-ons: Paper Salon Spice
Sticker: Paper Salon Spice
Other: Pop-up Dots

Supplies used:
Cardstock: Bazzill
Stamps: Inque Boutique, Heidi Swapp
Chalk Ink: Colorbox, Paper Salon
Ribbon: Source unknown
Button: Autumn Leaves
Decorative Scissor: Fiskars

Supplies used:
Cardstock: Bazzill Basics
Pattern Paper: Bo Bunny Autumn Wood
Stamps: Paper Trey Ink Holiday Tags, Paper Salon Fall Frolic
Ink: Ranger Distress
Lace: Source unknown
Die-cut: Quickutz Scallop Circle
Tools: Provocraft Cuttlebug
Punch: EK Success large circle, Creative Memories corner rounder

Us gals here at The Pursuit of CraftYness blog are very thankful for all of you! So I put together a little giveaway as a thank you.

All you need to do is post a comment right here and tell me who you are thankful for or who you plan on sending cards to over the next few weeks. And like always, if you post some of those cards...please share your links with us. We always enjoy seeing what our readers are doing!

You have until midnight Saturday, November 8th to post your comment here (one per person please). I will pull a name and announce the winner no later than Monday the 10th. Please post your email address so that I can contact you and get your package out right away!

THANK YOU for all your kind words, sharing your amazing projects and hanging out with us here!


Wackie said...

I am thankful for my family and friends and of course, good health and my job. In these trying times what more can you ask for. I will be sending cards out this week to a few coworkers for birthdays and a great niece.

Linda Beeson said...

I am so in love with everyone of your cards! I'm sure autumn leaves are my favorite design elements and you so rocked them here.

Anita said...

I am thankful for all the inspiration you give us thru this blog : ) I am also thankful for my wonderful husband - can't imagine life without him!

Flybabymom said...

I'm thankful for my son and my husband, and at least some awareness of the best things in life--and that they're not things! I'll probably send out some Thanksgiving cards to family & a few friends--the best things, after all!

Char- The Mad Shopper said...

Love the cards. They are very different and beautiful. I am thankful for my friends and family.

April Z said...

Beautiful cards! I have so much to be thankful for but my top three are my faith, my family and my friends.

Dolce Deb's Designs said...

I am thankful for so many things but most of all my husband and daughter who are always there for me.
Tahnk you for the chance to win some blog candy.

Debbie/Phx AZ

Scrappin Cheryl said...

I am so thankful to live in the US, and for my family and friends! Everyone will be getting cards from me, from family, friends and co-workers!

retiredheather said...

I have so much to be thankful family who are all well, my friends who are always there for you, and of course crafting which has brought me lots of new friends from blogging. Thanks for all the fun folks.

Shawninaz said...

I am very thankful for my husband and daughter. I always think I want alone time but when they're not here in the house with me, I miss them!

I'll be sending out Thanksgiving cards to our immediate family.

Thanks for all of the great inspiration!

Life At Camellia Cottage said...

How perfect that this is your topic today! I had just posted about how my hubby and I met through a dating service 24+ years ago, and how grateful I am for him. (you can find the post here>>>

Thanks! Becky G.

Anonymous said...

I am thankful for my family, friends and life. I am one of the luckiest people in the world to have the people in my life that I have.

Liza said...

I'm thankful to have children as if its not because of them, I would not have dabbled in this wonderful hobby at all I'm thankful for my husband who is ever soo patient and understanding to let me scrap late into the nights! I will be sending cards to my sis, family and friends to just enjoy life! Thanks for the wonderful inspirations!

Benga said...

I'm thankful for my family, and friends and for the blessings that I've been receiving.

Thanks too for the wonderful inspiration you've been sharing.

Stephanie said...

I am thankful for my husband. He works at night so he can be there for my kids when they get home from school. We don't see each other a lot because I work during the day. He works at a job that he doesn't care for so he can do this for us. He also takes care of all our bills and finances. Without him I would be lost!


Mel said...

I'm thankful for my children. I will be getting our holiday cards ready shortly, so that's the big upcoming task. Your cards are beautiful, thanks for the inspiration!

Julia said...

Miki...these cards look fantastic! That Dancing Leaves card...beautiful! And I love that you used the "older" Bo Bunny paper! Beautiful! I'm thankful for friends like you! :-)

almadr said...

I'm thankful for lots of things and people in my life but mainly for:
my family (and especially my sweetest little nephew - here: ;-)
and my friends - they're the best and are always there for me even if hundreds km away.
Here is a post about it:

I'm going to send a friend of mine from Finland who happens to be living in France now :-) this card:

thanks for this blog and giiveaway - it' s also sthg I'm thankful for ;-)

Mechelle said...

I am so thankful for my family. It's not been an easy couple of years for us but we've bonded so much closer through the trials. It's so nice to know that ~ whatever road life takes us on ~ We will be able to turn to each other through the good times and bad. Friends come and go but Family's are forever.

I just found your blog today while surfing the web~ Thank you for sharing such beautiful and inspiring projects.

cathygalloway89 said...

I am thankful for my family and my health.

Anabelle said...

These are just amazing, Miki. I love them all ,but the Bo Bunny one is my fave. ;)

Tina said...

I am thankful for so many things, but most of all for my supportive husband and my adorable son-- they are the ones who make everything worth while.
I plan on sending Thanksgiving cards this year to my loved ones as a way of reminding them that I am grateful they are in my life. It should be a nice surprise since we don't usually send cards this time of year.

Irene Lenihan said...

I am so very thankful for my Momma this year. She is a recent breast cancer survivor and I am so amazed by her upbeat attitude.

kimosabescraps said...

I am thankful for my family and neighbors who live in my community! They are there for me on all days, all weather and every occasion!
I look forward to finishing and sending my Thanksgiving cards and starting on the Christmas ones!
Thanks for having us do this... It gets me going!

jeneaevan said...

I am thankful for my family and for our health. I will be sending cards to my family members.

Tanya said...

I am thankful for my family and my in laws- they are so active in our lives and have helped me out when I need a last minute sitter!

susan opel said...

I am thankful for all of the cool people that I met (like you Miki B.!) while a part of the Luv2Scrapbook community! Mwuahhh!