Happy day-before-thanksgiving! Thanksgiving is all about gratitude, which in my opinion, can sometimes be understated throughout the rest of the year.
Last week I took a walk on a gorgeous fall day at a nearby walk. I live near Washington, D.C., which as you can imagine, is a very political town. Despite the recent politics going on, there was a beautiful chalk drawing near a bench. In flowing script it said “Gratitude.” The chalked word faced the bench so as someone was sitting, it would encourage the passerby to dwell on what he or she was grateful for.
This chalked trail changed my day. During a week when our political town was in upheaval, a simple sentiment reminded me that there’s so much in our lives to be grateful for. Once we focus on gratitude, other challenges in our lives seem surmountable.
My wish for you, dear reader, is that you keep Thanksgiving in your heart every day this year.
I am grateful for you reading this blog post and for our glorious hobby of stamping, which has brightened many of my days. XOXO
Today’s card isn’t profound, and it doesn’t even have word “Thankful” on it. For today, I have a whimsical clean card. Because sometimes stamping cute cats is what we need. LOL.
My card today follows the Paper Craft Crew sketch #220 (PCCC#220). As soon as I saw this sketch, I thought of putting a cute animal in the little squares, almost as if they were in a window, peeking out.
The challenge on this card was figuring out how to position the sweet little kitty so it would look cute and not like it was upside down, floating in space. LOL. I stamped a bunch (it’s only paper) till I came up with three that made me smile. (That’s always how you know you’re spot on. When you smile during your crafting, you’re good. J)
For the colors, I used Watermelon Wonder and Sahara Sand. I love Sahara Sand. Most crafters prefer Crumb Cake but not me! Sahara Sand is an unsung hero. It is more subtle and light than Crumb Cake and I think it’s a better neutral for some cards.
If you observe the Thanksgiving holiday, I wish you and your family a wonderful and meaningful day. Thank YOU for stopping by my blog.
Stamps: Foxy Friends
Paper: Watermelon Wonder, Sahara Sand, Whisper White
Ink: Sahara Sand, Basic Black