Live With Gratitude & Thanksgiving!

Tuesday, November 9, 2010


With Thanksgiving fast approaching I am making some cards to give to several friends to "Thank Them" for all of their love and suppport that they have given to my life this past year. Here is one of the cards that I made.

I am also taking the time to thank God for his many blessings that he has given me. I am definately in a Thanksgiving kind of mood. It's my favorite holiday.

I drew inspiration for this card from several fun places on the web this week. Paper Issues is putting the spotlight on Thanksgiving so I linked up there to join in on the fun.

Also, the City Crafter Challenge blog is hosting a "Thank You" Challenge and Off The Wall Craftiness has this beautiful picture inspiration.

The Play Date Cafe is also playing with these beautiful colors.

I love to do pleating on cards now after I tried it a couple of weeks ago. Here's a close-up shot of my pleats for this one! I used some cute Teresa Collins paper to make them.

I also added an oversized tag and jewel.
I also love the Gratitude sentiment which is also from Teresa Collins - Giving Thanks collection.
I'm putting this scripture inside the card along with a poem. Here's the scripture - "Sing to the LORD with thanksgiving. Sing praises to our God...." - (Psalm 147:7)

And here is the Thanksgiving poem for special friends:
Thanksgiving is a time
For reviewing what we treasure,
The people we hold dear,
Who give us so much pleasure.

Without you as my friend,
Life would be a bore;
Having you in my life
Is what I’m thankful for.

By - Joanna Fuchs

What are you thankful for this year?

Julie Ranae said...

Really lovely entry, Angi! Nice to see you back with us in The Play Date Cafe. I love all of the layered designs.

abusybee - DoubleClick Connections said...

This is such a nice cards! I am thankful for such a wonderful family!

Linda said...

Oh I love this card. Thanks for sharing the poem.

Lisa Somerville said...

Wonderful TU card, lovely paper pleating! Thanks for playing at the PDCC.

Maria said...

Beautiful layered card and very nice poem!!!

CraftyGirl said...

Angi... I love this!! The pleating on the card looks fabulous!! And I love the bible verse you included on the inside... perfect for this time of year!!
barb :)

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

This is GORGEOUS! I love love love love the colors and LOVING the pleated paper! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

Jean said...

Great card. Love the colors.

Jamie Lane said...

Love the colors, super card!

Ros said...

So beautiful ... Love the poem too ... you have a lovely blog here .... thanks for joining us this week at CCCB

Sarah Anderson said...

Gorgeous idea to pleat the paper! And I love the bling on the tag. Thanks for playing with us in the play date cafe :)

Sarah Mullanix said...

Love this card and it's pleated paper along with the nice poem! :)

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Beautiful creation, and a lovely poem too, thanks for playing along with us at CCCB!

Deb Hickman said...

Beautiful card,I love the colours and pleating. I'm thankful for my wonderful family.

Yara said...

Angi: Love, love very much this card!! Well, I really love every card you make! The colors and the pleating are perfect! Like very much of the diecut where the sentiment is placed!

Andrea Ewen said...

Super card! Love those fancy folds and that brilliant green flower! Thanks for joining us over at the Play Date Cafe!

Tanya Tahir said...

Beautiful card, such gorgeous colours there :)

Denise said...

Angi your Thanksgiving card is sooooo sweet!!! I love the poem you are putting inside!!!! So awesome! The pleating and huge Teresa Collins bling is gorgeous. I don't have any of her stuff, but her jewels look amazing.

Kate said...

What a lovely card! I love that pleating that you've done. I've not tried that technique before. It looks fabulous!
I enjoyed reading this post, Angi. I have so much to be thankful for, and it's easy at times to overlook all the blessings I've been given. Today is Remembrance Day here in Canada, so I am especially thankful for those who fought for our freedom.

Linda Robinson said...

So So pretty.. Thanks so much for playing along with us at CCCB!

Cheryl Nelson said...

love, love, love this! so gorgeous! Thank you so much for playing along with CCCB

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