Thursday, November 28, 2013


Hi Blog Friends!
Just wanted to pop in here & tell you all "HAPPY THANKSGIVING!"
Here's something for you to read that will give you perspective:
Thanksgiving Proclamation

Issued by President George Washington, at the request of Congress, on October 3, 1789
By the President of the United States of America, a Proclamation.
Whereas it is the duty of all nations to acknowledge the providence of Almighty God, to obey His will, to be grateful for His benefits, and humbly to implore His protection and favor; and—Whereas both Houses of Congress have, by their joint committee, requested me “to recommend to the people of the United States a day of public thanksgiving and prayer, to be observed by acknowledging with grateful hearts the many and signal favors of Almighty God, especially by affording them an opportunity peaceably to establish a form of government for their safety and happiness:”
Now, therefore, I do recommend and assign Thursday, the 26th day of November next, to be devoted by the people of these States to the service of that great and glorious Being who is the beneficent author of all the good that was, that is, or that will be; that we may then all unite in rendering unto Him our sincere and humble thanks for His kind care and protection of the people of this country previous to their becoming a nation; for the signal and manifold mercies and the favor, able interposition's of His providence in the course and conclusion of the late war; for the great degree of tranquility, union, and plenty which we have since enjoyed; for the peaceable and rational manner in which we have been enabled to establish constitutions of government for our safety and happiness, and particularly the national one now lately instituted; for the civil and religious liberty with which we are blessed, and the means we have of acquiring and diffusing useful knowledge; and, in general, for all the great and various favors which He has been pleased to confer upon us.
And also that we may then unite in most humbly offering our prayers and supplications to the great Lord and Ruler of Nations, and beseech Him to pardon our national and other transgressions; to enable us all, whether in public or private stations, to perform our several and relative duties properly and punctually; to render our National Government a blessing to all the people by constantly being a Government of wise, just, and constitutional laws, discreetly and faithfully executed and obeyed; to protect and guide all sovereigns and nations (especially such as have shown kindness to us), and to bless them with good governments, peace, and concord; to promote the knowledge and practice of true religion and virtue, and the increase of science among them and us; and, generally, to grant unto all mankind such a degree of temporal prosperity as He alone knows to be best.
Given under my hand at the City of New York the third day of October in the year of our Lord 1789.
Go. Washington
(I found this on Graces' blog here: )
AND of course, I have a Thanksgiving Card for you too, colored with Copics!

 A close up--you can see the sparkle of the glitter gel pens I used.

The inside!
With these GORGEOUS Spellbinder Dies, it doesn't leave much room for a sentiment, but there is always the back!

I used Tim Holtz Distress Ink to age the edges with Antique Linen & adding a few pearls too!

Additional Supplies not mentioned above:
Spellbinders- Majestic Elements
Flourishes- A Season Of Thanks

HOPING you all are spending this day with those you love & eating from the bounty of your work, snug in your homes or the homes of those you love!


Wednesday, November 13, 2013

"Grab A Cup!"

Hi Blog Friends!!!
Today, I am playing along over at Flourishes with their "Grab A Cup" November Release Challenge!!!! If you'd like to play along check here:

Your creation is due by: Nov. 15th, at 5 p.m. EST
Winners will be announced on Sat., Nov. 16th in the Winners Circle! AND I've read that there will be MULTIPLE WINNERS!!! You could win the WHOLE NOVEMBER RELEASE!!! (They've begun giving us sneak peeks today & they're GREAT!!!)

This is the picture that we were to use for Inspiration:

I thought I'd show you what it looked like here yesterday--the 13th! Brrrr!!!!
BELIEVE ME, I needed something to warm me up when this hit!!! Even today when it was mostly melted it was STILL COLD!!! There's NOTHING BETTER than "Grabbing a cup" of something yummy & HOT!!!!!!! Coffee? Tea? Just wrap your fingers around that cup & feel the warmth!!!! It warms you up inside too! Along with a WARM KNITTED SWEATER & the LOVE of a HONEY or a FRIEND!!!
So, here's my card for this challenge:
I used Flourishes- Stitched For You!
In this photo you can see the colors I used a little better than my other pictures! Some colors got washed out for some reason!
That silver gray yarn is a little washed out--it's a richer gray! AND the little "yarn" bundle next to it is a light blue. The Silver Gray is for the silver spoon in the picture above, along with the sparkling areas on the designer paper; all designer paper is by DCWV- Linen Closet! The other colors are of course, from the Inspiration photo!
This is my embellishment! I created a little ball of yarn & stuck it to the card with glue dots! I used Toothpicks & snipped off the ends & added  wooden beads. I ran Linen Distress Ink over the toothpicks with my fingers & then added some Howard Feed N Wax Wood Preserver to get that shine that wood knitting needles have!

Here is the inside:

Other supplies used not mentioned above:
Martha Stuart Corner Punch-French Scroll
Dick Blick Colored pencils
Lions- Bonbons yarn-Pastels
Sketch- is by Flourishes for another challenge they have going on RIGHT NOW to win the WHOLE NOVEMBER SET TOO!!! (LOTS of ways to WIN!!!)

GRAB A CUP & JOIN IN on all the warmth!!!