Thursday 26 November 2009


Happy Thanksgiving

to all blogging friends in the US

The theme chosen by Mona for today's Salt challenge is 'giving thanks' based on the verse from Colossians 3:17: 'And whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ, giving thanks to God the Father through Him.'

As I pondered what to do for this I came across the challenge 120 this week on How much is too much?: 'With Thankgiving this week, on November 26, let's document the things that make us grateful. This week, journal 26 things you're thankful for and use 26 products on your page.' (I didn't manage though to use 26 products - although, I suppose if you count each letter sticker and each flower perhaps it would add up to 26!)

It got me thinking of the things that I wanted to include on my Salt LO - I thought it would be difficult to think of 26 things, but after I'd printed them out I started thinking of more - what a lot we have to be thankful for!

On this special day of Thanksgiving for our friends across the Atlantic, it's good for us all to reflect and be thankful - but not just today, but every day - as the verse says: 'and whatever you do ... giving thanks ...' and, of course, we give thanks for the greatest gift of all - Jesus' sacrifice on the cross.

I decided on a white, black and red theme for my LO - the papers are BG cupcake and the big spiky flowers were cut on my cricut using the Accent Essentials cartridge. The big 'thankful' letters are American Crafts.

As usual, you can read the words better if you click on the picture to enlarge.

here are lots of challenges atm with the theme of 'thanksgiving' or 'being thankful', not surprising with the celebrations today in the States. I don't often do this, but I'm going to link my LO to some of them as part of my Christian witness to being thankful to God.

Flourishes Timeless 43
Card*a*licious 31 (which asks for flowers and black and red - didn't realise this till after I'd done it!)
Cricut cardz 2 (I used a cricut cartridge)
Nutty nutshells 4
Paper Blooms
3 clovers 41
If the shoe fits Fashionista Friday 12
Paper cutz 18
2 red bananas
Stampin' sisters in Christ 14 - based on Galatians 6:9
Apron strings 17
Fiskarettes Monday challenge
365 cards day 271 (today)
Stamp something

Please pop along to Salt and read what Mona has to say and see the lovely crafting - and perhaps you might join in giving thanks by making something crafty and sharing with us.

Don't forget: If you go to the top of my blog you will find the post about my celebration candy - you've got to be in it to win it!


  1. What a great card, and for so many challenges!! I think most of us have much to be thankful for. Thanks for including the 2RedBananas challenge, and have a very Happy Thanksgiving!

  2. This is great! Thanks for sharing with us at 3 CTChallenge. Especially like the "thankful flower"!

  3. What a beautiful, meaningful card!! I just love it. You put a lot of thought into that one!

  4. Hazel, such a wonderful project!!! Thanks for playing!

  5. Hazel, what a special LO! And so meaningful! Thanks for playing PCC!

  6. Hazel this is awesome! top on my list is my salvation through Christ :0) hope you hade a wonderful day. thanks so much for sharing this with us on paper blooms.

  7. Hazel - What a great idea to put down in print some of the things that you're thankful for...wonderful! And I love the items printed on each flower petal!

  8. What a wonderful project! I love the flower petal blessings! Thanks for joining us in the 2RedBananas challenge!

  9. Nice layout and project. I'm so glad you took the time to participate in the SSCC this week, a thankful heart and spirit work well in life no matter what holidays a country celebrates. Hope you have a good weekend.

  10. Miss Hazel! Your Lo is just about the most adorbale, lol, I tell you. Nice, clean & simple. Thank you for playing at the shoe!

  11. Nice card! Thanks for sharing your creation with us at SSCC.

  12. This is awesome, Hazel. I need to do one of this for my scrapbook. Thanks for playing, and you just got yourself a second chance on winning for doing both a card and a LO. ;-)

  13. Another great piece! I love layouts with just journaling - we forget we can do that.

  14. what a wonderful project!!! Thanks for joining us at Stamp Something this week:)

  15. hazel thanks for sharing at paperblooms and papercutz :)
    love your layout. sad to see paperblooms ending we truly have enjoyed you joining us each week :) xx shelly


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