Sunday, November 16, 2014

Thanks is for Giving

These days, as I'm rereading One Thousand Gifts by Ann Voskamp.

I'm feeling very thankful.

I don't know about you, but sometimes I get so wrapped up in all I have want 
to do that I forget to look around me and take in all my blessings.

Today I want to say thank you to all my crafty friends.
I'm so blessed to have a lot of crafty friends that I get to create with in person.
And I'm extra blessed to have so many Cyber friends who read my blog, 
and encourage me with their comments 
and constantly inspire me with their creativity!

I'm thankful to be able to join in some challenges too.

A Game of Thanks.

Addicted to Stamps and More!

Wants some ribbon or twine.
CAS on Sunday

"Clean and Simple Thank You" 

Pixies Crafty Workshop
The sentiment piece was in a snippet in my "UFO" box and so was the embossed piece.

That's enough for now.

Thanks for the visit.

Card Recipe
Stamps: Seasonal Sayings (retired)
Ink:  SU Markers (Old Olive, Chocolate Chip, More Mustard)
Paper:  Very Vanilla
Other: Vine Street EF (retired), Old Olive grosgrain ribbon

All supplies are Stampin' Up! unless otherwise noted


laurie said...

I love your thankful card and post, you are right, we certainly have a lot to be thankful for!

Sue - said...

Very elegant card Bonnie and I agree we should all make time to be thankful for what we have!

Linda Beeson said...

This is so elegant! LOVE that embossing and the simply stated stamping. So glad you were able to play along at AAA Cards

jimlynn said...

...and I'm thankful for you and all the inspiration you bring into my life!
Love this beautiful card. The embossing is so pretty as is the sentiment and colors.

Angela said...

Bonnie, you are so right about being thankful for so many things. Your card is inspiring and full of great textures with a pop of the handsome old olive! Thank you for sharing YOUR wonderful Thankful card with us at AAA Cards!

Loll Thompson said...

Beautiful card Bonnie. Love the texture from the embossed panel, and your shaped sentiment is so beautiful.

Yes, we have so much to be thankful for. I'm thankful to call you friend. Loll xx

Rahmat said...

Bonnie, I absolutely love the embossed panel! its a very elegant card! totally in love with it :D...

P.S: I like the crochet behind your card looks fantastic too, I love needle work whether it is crochet or embroidery!

So very glad that you joined us over at ATSM! Always a treat to visit your blog!

sandie said...

So very elegant Bonnie, I adore this Cas design and the choice of colours. And thank you for the reminder to look around, you are so right we all have so much to be thankful for and I am pleased you reminded me of this....there you go I am blessed for you and your little push to reflect. I am so pleased you shared this and your elegant card with us at ATSM

Doris said...

We have so many blessings, it's easy to take them for granted at times! I'm especially grateful for all my Christian friends, including those I've only known through the wonderful media of arts and internet. I'm continually amazed at how the Lord uses our cardmaking talents to bring such blessing to others. Thanks, Bonnie, for all your encouraging comments on my blog!

Di said...

What a beautiful card Bonnie! And a lovely post too - I'm thankful for so much in my life, including my lovely little playmates :)



Anonymous said...

I love that book! It helped me tremendously several years ago when my mom passed. Great card!

Kristie Goulet said...

What a lovely post, Bonnie. Very pretty card. I love Ann Voskamp's book too!!! Have read it a few times and need to pick it up again. I am very thankful for YOU!! xo

Benzi said...

Bonnie, what a sweet post. I certainly appreciate your friendship and how you inspire me with your beautiful work. Crafty friends are totally awesome, aren't they?

Your card is beautiful in every way.

Brenda said...

I think we all tend to over look all the blessings we have Bonnie, I know I have many! So I have to say that Thanksgiving is just as meaningful for me as Christmas is. I hate the Thanksgiving tends to be rushed through to get to Christmas because it is just as important as Christmas to make us stop and reflect on all our blessings we have. Your card is perfect just for that! I love the embossing and I love that stamped sentient. And I feel very blessed indeed! Hugs, Brenda

SARN said...

Beautiful gratitude card. xxx

OH Babs said...

Bonnie this is a great card. Of course I love the embossing folder but you also used Old Olive one of my favorite SU! colors. Happy Turkey Day, Barb

JoAnn said...

Beautiful card Bonnie. I enjoyed your lovely post and am thankful for meeting you in blog land. It is true that we meet so many lovely people through this happy medium of making cards and crafts. Have a wonderful week, my friend.

Julia said...

Love the CAS-ness of the card. Great texture and sentiment. Thanks so much for joining in with AAA Cards this week!

Deborah Frings said...

Perfectly clean and simple, and so elegant too! I do like the embossed panel and that sentiment is gorgeous! Thanks so much for playing along with ASM this week!

Mariken said...

Lovely card!
Thank you for joining our challenge at CAS on Sunday!

Greta said...

Beautiful, elegant card, Bonnie!

wienerhoneymooners said...

Sucn an elegant card! Lovely! The texture of the embossing is perfection! Thanks for joining AAA Cards, hope you join in the new Blue Christmas Challenge too !! Sounds like fun!

-Kimberly Wiener (Guest Designer)